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Special Kids to get iPads by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The iPad might be the latest and greatest in electronic gadgetry, but one East County group is hoping Apple’s newest technology is more than a passing fad. Over the next few months, the Special Kids Foundation (SKF) will begin launching the Assistive Technology Assistance Program, a local endeavor designed to provide special-needs students with a fully loaded iPad or iTouch system for use in the classroom. With its user-friendly design and variety of educational applications, the lightweight, easily toteable products seem tailor made for the special-needs population. “Many of our (SKF) members have experienced first hand the amazing advances our children have made with the aid of several of these devices and the applications meant specifically to help them maneuver and communicate in our confusing world,” said Lisa McBride, SKF founder and director. “And now we want to share it with as many students and children as we can.” Across the nation, much of the iPad/iTouch technology has already replaced bulkier laptop computers for special-needs and regular students alike. But for many families and school districts hard hit by the economy, the technology is costprohibitive, and so McBride and her board of directors decided to step up. “We are painfully aware of the major cutbacks in both state and federal programs for special-needs children,” said McBride. “And in

The Special Kids Foundation is launching a technologyassistance program designed to provide iPads and iTouch devices to students with special needs.

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order to maintain our vision of educating and supporting those who are most critically hit by these budgetary restrictions, we are allocating a portion of our proceeds to funding the purchase of a number of iTouch and iPad systems, loading them with applications and distributing them to students in need through our loaner program.” Here’s how it works. Children with a communications disability and a school site aide or assistant who can help them with the device at school qualify for the program. The device would be on loan to the students for as long as they continue to benefit from the program, and parents would be required to sign an agreement that the devices would not be used by family members beyond the purposes of educational or communication needs.

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Funding for the technology program, said McBride, would come from the SKF’s funds, which are designed to enhance, among other things, the education of East County’s specialneeds population. “We’re excited to be able to do something now to help, and this is the perfect thing,” said McBride. “We can’t wait to get started. We expect this to be a wildly successful program.” For more information or donation opportunities, call 925-516-9690, fax 925-516-6999 or log on to www.spkids.org. Special Kids Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the education, success and wellbeing of special-needs children and their families throughout East County. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Snuff out smoking Liberty Union High School District’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Education (TUPE) Program has begun holding intervention and cessation classes to educate students about the dangers of using tobacco of any kind. Funded by a grant from the California Department of Education, students share their stories about how tobacco has impacted their families and friends, learn about how the tobacco advertising targets youth, and gather hard facts about tobacco use with instructors from the Center for Human Development. The grant has provided professional development, workshops and training opportunities for teachers, staff and students. Peer education workshops and classes have also begun in the district, which allows students to learn about refusal-skills development, mediation strategies and conflict resolution. For more information about the TUPE Program, call 925-634-2166, ext. 2047. – Contributed by Sarah Singrin


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Grey unveils gift of the here and now It drifted in like a tide, in silence. I never saw it coming. At dawn I awoke from one dream world only to be seized in the grey and damp grip of another. No caffeine ritual could dispel the effect of this fog; only wind or a searing sun. Or a hike. The steep and TAKE IT narrow snake known UTSIDE as Marsh Creek Road between Brentwood and Mt. Diablo does wonders for a motorist’s attention to the task at hand, even in clear air. In fog, the task is tinged with the flavor of GER fear. Headlights that ERICKSON materialize a mere 40 yards away are powerful deterrents to iPhone/Starbuck’s multitasking. If you’re not alert to the present, your future could be brief. As Steven Wright put it, if everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. It was Saturday, Jan. 29. As my car plowed the opaque morning moisture on its way to the mountain, I wondered how my journey on Diablo’s trails would resemble my journey to the trailhead. A hike in the fog can be an exercise in aesthetic awe – or just exercise. When you can’t see more than 40 yards ahead, the assault of a 4,000-foot peak is the scenic equivalent of a traipse down your neighborhood sidewalk. As I motored up into Clayton, the fog’s underbelly began to lift, revealing

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Saturday, Jan. 29 at Mt. Diablo. A fissure in the fog reveals the shadow of Meridian Ridge. the wizened face of North Peak, its apex still shrouded in mist. A minute later the 1,400-foot knob of Meridian Point came into view, barely beneath the bottom of the fog bank. In the foreground, Donner Canyon’s oak-clad contours lay half-

cloaked in a gossamer veil. I struck out south on Donner Canyon Road and swung up Meridian Ridge toward the 3,000-foot crest of Bald Ridge, where I’d take stock of the atmosphere and head up to the Summit or back down by way of North

Photo by Ger Erickson

Peak. No need to haul butt to a pinnacle that provides only a sea-level vista. For all its palpable mystery and peril, fog is a form of optical illusion. You know see Outside page 7A


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Outside from page 6A how it goes: the fog ahead seems blindingly solid. But with each step through it, you’re able to resolve nearby images with surprising clarity. As I climbed the narrow spine of Meridian Ridge, the canyons called Donner and Back Creek to my left and right faded into haze below. Above, the fog thinned and Bald Ridge came into focus. Suddenly I was transported from the now of nearby images to the then of a smoky height – an object one mile, one thousand feet of elevation and onehalf hour in my future. Tendrils of fog lacing the ridge’s northern face like steam from a kettle swirled and coalesced into waves. A northeast breeze drove the waves up to the crest, where they collided with a southwest wind streaming in from the ocean and shattered like breakers against coastal cliffs. Just as suddenly a tsunami of fog washed over the ridge and the vision vanished. I was alone again in the company of objects small and nearby – sage and chamise, clusters of bell-shaped blossoms dotting manzanita branches like snow – objects I could reach out and touch, objects whose scent I could catch if I paused long enough to accept the gift of the fog: the eternal here and now. I never made it to the mountaintop. Brief glances through gashes in the ashen gauze crystallized the fact that no grand vistas would be commandeered today. Ransome Point, 400 feet beneath the Summit, was smothered. North Peak was nowhere. I was condemned to embrace the proximate and the present – a fitting sentence for one who spends an alarming share of his

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energy inhabiting an imagined future. I mark my calendar, set my alarm and turn my gaze upward and outward, confident the river of time will deliver me to my destination, if not my destiny. On my traverse down North Peak I came across a boulder robed in mosses of dense and deep green flecked with tiny ferns. What archipelagos, I wondered, what continents, what worlds of strange and tireless life grace the boulders of this one mountain in Northern California? There isn’t enough time in the lifespan of our universe to exhaust the marvels of this one place. There isn’t enough future, I thought – and caught myself straining once again to imagine an existence on the far side of the fog. No, it was more than enough to have seen less than enough. Farther down the mountain I crossed paths with a pair of hikers on the way up. It was their first time on these trails and they were lost, oblivious of the rough road ahead. I chimed in with factoids – distance, elevation, terrain – but recalling the mosses, reliving the vision of a vapor-wreathed ridge, I offered no advice. Despite my knowledge of precisely where I stood and where I was going, I was lost, too. “You won’t see anything from the peak past 40 yards,” I told the lead hiker. “That’s OK. It’s a good day to be out here,” she said. “Knowing where you’re going takes all the mystery out of life.” I pinched the brim of my hat, they waved, and the three of us disappeared into the mist. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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I’LL REVIEW YOUR LOAN MOD FOR FREE! I’d like to offer a free service to the community, if it’s of benefit to any of you. I’m willing to review any loan modification offer you receive from your lender. They can be quite confusing. I’ve reviewed quite a few already, so I’m pretty comfortable deciphering them. If you bring your loan modification papers to me, I promise not to try to “sell” you anything. I’ll just give you my honest opinion about whether you should move forward with the proposed loan modification, or refuse it and keep negotiating. We’ll sit down and go over your budget and see how this new loan fits into it. I’ve seen many loan modifications where the borrower is WORSE off after the modification, and that makes no sense. In other cases, the loan modification truly is the answer to your mortgage situation, and if so, I’ll tell you. One of the first things we need to determine is whether this is a permanent modification, or just a temporary one. I’ve seen many loan modifications that are only for a year or two, and then they bounce right

back up to what it is now. If you are experiencing a temporary drop in income, this may be acceptable to you. Another key component is whether the modification is truly dropping your effective interest rate, or are they only dropping the payment, and all the interest that’s not being paid is being tacked onto your balance. Lastly, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of modifications that drop your interest rate instead of dropping your principal balance. I’ve had many clients tell me unconditionally that they won’t accept a loan mod unless the lender drops their balance. I’ve done a lot of research on this topic, and my conclusion may surprise you. (By the way, if you are currently working with another real estate agent, I won’t be able to review your mod for you as it would be interfering with that relationship.) If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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New chief, familiar face Housing Element Workshop Your Input Is Important! The City of Brentwood will be holding a workshop in conjunction with the update of the Housing Element of the General Plan. The workshop will focus on the Goals, Policies and Action Programs contained in the Housing Element. The workshop is scheduled for:

Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. at the Brentwood Police Department 9100 Brentwood Boulevard The Housing Element is one of seven elements that are required in the City’s General Plan. The primary goals of the Housing Element are to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs in an effort to preserve, improve and develop housing for all economic segments of the community. If you have any questions regarding the Housing Element or the update process, you may address them to: City of Brentwood Community Development Department Attn: Debbie Hill, Associate Planner 118 Oak Street Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 516-5405 or email: dhill@ci.brentwood.ca.us

Photo courtesy of Walter Ruehlig

ntioch UniďŹ ed School District Trustee Walter Ruehlig Trustee, left, and district Superintendent Don Gill, center, congratulate newly elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson at his inaugural celebration at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord last month. The new school chief, an Antioch resident, is a former high school science teacher and track coach who has served on the Antioch City Council, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, state Assembly and state Senate.

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Falcons help teens in need by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

In an effort to raise awareness of teen homelessness, students at Freedom High are teaming up with Aéropostale stores and DoSomething.org for the fourth annual Teens For Jeans charity drive. High school students across the country are joining the project, gathering gently used jeans to be donated to homeless teens in their communities. In Oakley, Freedom students will be collecting jeans through Sunday, Feb. 13. The jeans (which needn’t carry the Aéropostale brand) will be donated to local shelters. Freedom Activities Coordinator Dana Johnston said Aéropostale approached the school about joining the project, and the students were anxious to take part: “I think one of the strengths we have at Freedom is that our students always want to help out the community at school and in town.” According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, one out of every three homeless people are under the age of 18. The organization estimates that 1.6 to 1.7 million teens are homeless every year. Aéropostale Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Birnbaum said the clothing company was happy to join the effort for the fourth year: “In 2008, Teens for Jeans started as a simple idea to enable teens to donate in their local communities.

Three years later, it is a national campaign poised to collect its one millionth pair of jeans for homeless teens. “This initiative has raised awareness of the homeless epidemic and provided jeans to teens in need in every state and throughout Canada and Puerto Rico. Aéropostale is proud to support the fight against teen homelessness.” “We are incredibly excited to partner with Aéropostale again this year for the annual Teens for Jeans campaign,” said DoSomething.org’s Business Development Representative Brittany Castaneda. “This campaign is really what DoSomething.org is all about – teens joining a huge movement while helping real people

right in their own communities.” Schools whose students gather more than 500 pairs of jeans receive a banner for their school and recognition on the Teens for Jeans website. The school that collects the most jeans will receive $5,000 and a party will be held on campus for all the students. Aéropostale is located at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Suite C4, between Mainland Skate and Surf and dELiA*s. All community donations are welcome. Participants who bring in a pair of jeans will receive 25 percent off their next purchase of Aéro jeans. For more information, visit www. teensforjeans.org.

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Love that open mic Celebrate love in all its forms – true love, old love, young love, unrequited love, even love gone mad or love gone bad – Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction, or any other creative work – is welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring any work on any subject, their own or that of another writer, as long as it’s neither insulting nor abusive. All are invited, whether performing or simply listening and enjoying. This event is free; however, all are encouraged to support The Game with a purchase of food or drink. Hosted by Poet Laureate Kati Short and Poet Laureate Emeritus Diane Lando, Open Mic is presented by Brentwood Writes, an adjunct of the Brentwood Art Society and the Brentwood Community Library. Parking is available in the lot behind the restaurant. For further information, e-mail shortkati@yahoo.com or call 925634-6655.


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Resignation opens Oakley school board seat by Ruth Roberts

Andrew Coffman, seen here with son Grady, resigned this week from the Oakley Union Elementary School District. The district board is now accepting applications to fill the empty seat on the five-member board.

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The Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) is currently accepting applications to fill an open seat on the district’s governing board, following the resignation this week of trustee Andrew Coffman. Coffman, who ran unopposed for one of three empty seats on the board of trustees in November, resigned Feb. 3, citing personal reasons. The Oakley resident, who has been working out of state since becoming a member of the school board, said that due to the circumstances of his job, he believed it was in the best interest of the board – and the district – to step aside. “Because of the issues the board is facing at this time, mainly its fiscal ones, they need a full board right now,” said Coffman. “I am disappointed, but I can still attend board meetings and remain active in the district.” OUESD Superintendent Rick Rogers said the district was sorry to lose its newest board member, but understood his decision and wished him well. “We’re sorry it didn’t work out with Mr. Coffman,” said Rogers. “But to his credit he recognized that it was in the best interest of the district to resign from his position and take care of his personal business.”

The board will now seek to fill Coffman’s position by appointment, which by law must be made within the next 60 days, although Rogers said the board hoped to make a decision by early March. In the event there are no applications for the seat, the district must hold a special election. “I don’t see that happening,” said Rogers. “We’ve had vacancies in the past due to resignations and we’ve always be able to fill them. I expect we will get some great, qualified folks interested in the school district and the board, applying for the seat.” In the meantime it will be business as usual for the remaining four board members, who can still operate with a quorum or a unanimous vote in the event only three members are present. Those interested in running for a seat on the OUESD board should submit their applications to the district office by Feb. 25. Qualified applicants must be residents of Oakley and registered voters. The appointment will run through the end of Coffman’s term, November of 2012. The OUESD board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the library at O’Hara Park Middle School, 1100 O’Hara Avenue. The OUESD office is located 91 Mercedes Lane. For additional information, call 925-625-0700. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Can’t Afford Your Real Property Taxes? by Joan Grimes, Esq. As the mortgage crisis enters its third year and unemployment rises above 10% in many areas of California, more and more people are unable to pay their property taxes. If you are in default on your property taxes or considering a default, here is the law you should know. First, property taxes are a secured claim against the real property. They are not a personal debt and there is no criminal penalty if you cannot pay your property taxes. If your home forecloses and there are delinquent property taxes at the time of the sale, it will not follow you. Therefore, if you do not have the money to pay the taxes, do not borrow the money from a credit card or 401k account/ 401k loan to make the payment. In the event the home is lost in a foreclosure and you borrowed the money, you will still be required to repay the credit card debt (even potentially in bankruptcy because taxes paid with a credit card may be non-dischargeable) or through the 401k loan. Second, if you cannot pay your property taxes when due, the County cannot immediately foreclose on your property. In fact, it is very rare for a county to foreclose on real property for non-payment. In most places in California, real property must remains in tax defaulted status for five or more years before it will become subject to the Tax Collector’s power of sale. Third, if you cannot afford to pay your property taxes, you have several options. A good option is to enter into an Installment Plan of Redemption which is a 5 year plan that allows a taxpayer to pay defaulted taxes in five installments. However, prior to applying for an Installment Plan you should contact your mortgage lender to make sure they will allow the payment plan to pay taxes in default. Sometimes, mortgage lender will automatically advance for the past due taxes and establish an impound account for past due taxes and as well as establishing an impound account for future taxes

and insurance. The negative consequence of a lender paying the taxes is that they usually require the past due taxes to be repaid over 1 year versus the 5 years allowed by the County. However, the positive consequence is that the accrual of interest by the County is stopped and if you qualify for a loan modification, the past due taxes are in most instances paid through the modification. Another option is to see if you qualify for tax payer assistance. The common form of assistance is through the Property Tax Postponement for Senior, blind and disabled persons which allows qualified homeowners to postpone payment of all or a portion of the property tax due on their home. Fourth, make sure your property is being taxed at the it’s current fair market value. If you feel that your current assessed value is not the current market value, you may request a review by the County. This process is commonly referred to as a Proposition 8 review. In conclusion, there is no free lunch if you are late on your property taxes. However, there are options available to you. This is a complicated area of the law. You are in the deep end of the pool. Do not swim alone. The buddy system is essential. Seek a buddy in legal counsel prior to taking any action. I see people every day for a FREE 30 minute consultation in my offices located in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW.COM © 2011 Joan Grimes 323-7772

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Registration to begin For BUSD kindergarten Appointments for kindergarten registration in the Brentwood Union School District will open on Feb. 16.

Age requirements Your child must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, 2011 and must have a complete and up-to-date immunization record.

immunization records as described above, and 3) Proof of residency. A physical examination is requested for kindergarten and is required before the start of first grade. An oral examination is requested for kindergarten as well, and is required by May 31 of the kindergarten year.

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Proof of residency requirements

Polio: Four (4) doses of polio vaccine regardless of age when the last dose was given, or (2) s/he received 3 doses of polio with at least one dose after the fourth birthday. If the 3rd dose was before the 4th birthday then a fourth dose is needed. DTP: A child will be fully immunized against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis with 5 doses of DTP (DT or DtaP) vaccine regardless of age when the last dose was given or (2) s/he received 4 doses of DTP (DT or DtaP) with at least one dose after the fourth birthday. If the 4th dose was before the 4th birthday then a fifth dose is needed. MMR: Two (2) doses of measles containing vaccine received on or after the first birthday and given at least 1-3 months apart. One of these doses must be MMR vaccine. HEP B: Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine. Varicella: One (1) dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or proof from a doctor that the student has had chickenpox disease. Please bring: 1) Proof of birth: birth certificate (certified copy), passport or baptismal certificate, 2) Complete

Picture ID, AND 2 of the following original documents with parent/guardian’s name and current address: Note: Proof of residency is required for all new students, even those with siblings already attending BUSD. Proof can include: Valid vehicle registration; property tax bill indicating homeowner’s exemption; rental/lease agreement with parent/guardian’s name, student’s name and address, as well as manager or owner’s name and phone number; payroll stubs/checks; State or Federal Tax Return filed within the past 12 months with W-2 forms attached; other forms of communication from a government agency. Appointments will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 1, 2 and 3, 2011. To make an appointment, call the school in your area: Brentwood School: 5136360, Garin School: 513-6370, Ron Nunn School: 513-6380, Loma Vista School: 513-6390, Krey School: 513-6400, Pioneer School: 513-6410, and Marsh Creek School: 513-6420.

Lauded at Loma Vista Congratulations to the following students at Loma Vista Elementary in Brentwood for being named Students of the Month for January: Kindergarten: Gabriella Alves, Jadyen Cabihi, Brandon Chung, Alexandra Cutonilli, Andrew Del Purgatorio, Paige Gibaut, Joshua Lieber, Jadyn McCombs, Aubrey McNabb, Brydan Meinecke, Byanca Paniagua, Julia Ramey, Jerome Ramos and Cayden Van Name. First grade: Noah Brooks, Emily Bustillos, Kylie Dourgarian, Joseph Fazzio, Aamir Haq, Ella Huesman, Adaku Iheme, Logan Johnston, Broderick Kadlec, Dawson Mariscal, Mylie Misquez, Abigail Smith, Aidan Spencer, Samuel Stone and Jose Zepeda Lopez. Second grade: Emaline Becerra, Aidan Belyea, Mavrick Bethea, Danielle Cardoza, Jordan Cattolico, Josue Covarrubias, Victoria Delgado, Alyssa Elness, Carson Glavich, Bailee Henry, Parker Judy, Anh Thy Le, Aydan McNabb, Katie Murnane, Jalen Quesada, Britney Smookler and Jason Tastard.

Third grade: Sandra Adly, Sobhan Ahmadzai, Rylee Cagle, Alexander Campos, Gabrielle Koch, Joseph Madrigal Burkett, Jaidyn Marden, Camron Matthews, Jonah Myers, Zachary Norris, Gabriella Patino, Senai Robinson, Jasmine Sacco, Daniel Tolentino and Elizabeth Weil. Fourth grade: Dalilah Annotti Izumi, Ashley Cervantes, Alexis Cruz, Nesta Dugbartey, Jack Flanery, Egan Francischetti, Joshua Hartman, Katey Hartwig, Skylar Jaromay, Ali Kiantaj, Justin Mazzola, Kendyll McHenry, Alexis Misquez, Riley Moles, Sarah Packer, Ian Panela, Garrett Pratt, Alyssa Ramirez, Faith Williams and Peyton Wood. Fifth grade: Emily Andrews, Teodora Barnes, Emily Bernamonti, Riley Bosler, McKenna Canavan, Brandon Craven, Skylar Henry, Lindsay Keller, Tatiana Martinez, Sophia McDade, Jordan McIntosh, Ryan Nabas, Samantha Sacco, Leighanna Sanchez, Sydney Schaefer, Cole Scordelis, Devin Stone and Alexandra Tomicich.


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Five local parents are making it their mission to make college a possibility for Antioch Unified School District students, and their message is spreading throughout Northern California. Parents Connected, formed by Tina Price and Synitha Walker, mothers of students at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, is a grassroots effort to show kids that college is within their reach, and show parents that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affordable. AUSD parents Velma Waddele, Maria Healy and Darice Ingram have also come on board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want parent involvement,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If everyone contributes a little bit, it goes a long way.â&#x20AC;? What started with a California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) prep course taught in Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen in November of 2009 has blossomed into a full-fledged program that offers SAT and ACT preparation, college nights and college tours. The parents also read and offer feedback to application essays before students sent them off. Students are grateful to have someone guide them through the sometimes tedious and confusing process of applying to colleges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They go over the material after we take the test, and I feel more confident about what I just learned,â&#x20AC;? said Ixchel Shade, a student at the Delta Academy for Performing Arts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They explain to me how it ties into real life

and how you need to graduate. I feel like this group is actually broadening everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horizon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explaining to everyone how important it is to take responsibility in our education.â&#x20AC;? Walker credited what she called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;power of 100â&#x20AC;? as an effective way to raise money for the college tours. Students asked 100 people for $6 each. In April, Parents Connected has organized two tours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of California schools such as Stanford, San Diego State, USC and Pepperdine, and another for historically black colleges and universities such as Morehouse College, Florida A&M, Grambling and Prairie View A&M. Last year, Parents Connected teamed up with the Step Higher Program and conducted 15 students on a tour of East Coast colleges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students were more enlightened, and they were productive in their work and goal-oriented in trying to meet the requirements to get to the college of their choice,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nice just seeing the dorms and seeing how the students conduct themselves, and the football field, the social life and the classrooms. â&#x20AC;Ś They figured out what kind of college they want to go to.â&#x20AC;? Parents Connected is connected with universities such as Cal State East Bay, where a counselor often looks over college applications before students submit them. Numerous organizations are pitching in, such as the Antioch Police Activities League, which helped Parents Connected fund a tour of Fresno State. Dozier-Libbey and Deer Valley high schools have also given the organization office space.

Trevorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weekly Mortgage Matters NASCAR Have you ever wondered just what it takes to become a NASCAR driver? I have. Before doing my research I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just how hard can it be to hold the pedal to the floor and the wheel to the left?â&#x20AC;? Well, as it turns out there is much more to the competitive sport and NASCAR has truly evolved from its down south origins: a disorganized competitive outlet for illegal whiskey traffickers in the south, where guys honed their driving skills by evading law enforcement and tax collectors. Drivers in the twenty first century have to be in excellent physical condition, intelligent enough to communicate with their crew, and dedicated enough to excel in many lower levels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Busch Cup and the Nationwide Series â&#x20AC;&#x201C; before being allowed to compete at NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest level, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. So just like NASCAR wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow a Busch Cup driver onto a super speed way such as Daytona for a Sprint Cup Series race, you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a bank teller, or a bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registered loan officer into the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat of your homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial future. A bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registered loan officer, in the mortgage world, is equivalent to a Busch Cup driver. They go through routine background checks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; preformed by the bank they work for â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. It is as simple as â&#x20AC;&#x153;todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rate is xyz.â&#x20AC;? They handle your mortgage, your bank account(s), and in some cases your car loan. That would be as if a stock car driver was responsible for

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driving the car, wrenching on the car, and at the same time somehow maintaining his or her own lap times. Although they could be great at what they do, overall they are still learning their craft and do not dedicate 100% of their focus on the home loan side of things. On the other hand, a licensed mortgage loan originator could be compared to a Sprint Cup Series caliper driver. They have put their time in, taken on an extensive program to earn their credentials, and truly earned the privilege of assisting with your mortgage. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re required to take on twenty hours of nationally sanctioned classes, pass a national exam and a separate state exam, as well as subject themselves to a FBI criminal background check. From there an annual credit report is pulled to ensure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not mishandling their own credit and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re listed on a national website for all consumers to see. Overall they truly respect you, the consumer, their profession, and themselves. To check the track record of your mortgage loan originator visit www. nmlsconsumeraccess.org. My â&#x20AC;&#x153;driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenseâ&#x20AC;? number is 240131 and I encourage you to view the stats of any potential mortgage loan originator, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;driver,â&#x20AC;? youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be allowing to drive for your family. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@ yahoo.com, or call me directly on my cell phone. (925) 726-1444.

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Synitha Walker, one of the founding members of Parents Connected, works with Delta Academy for the Performing Arts student Hailey Price during a CAHSEE sample test. the same things I went through. I found out in 12th grade that I shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken an honors class. I thought they were all the same.â&#x20AC;? The next Parents Connected event is Middle School Night, held Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Antioch High, 700 W. 18th St. Cal State East Bay counselor Marc Strong will lead a presentation showing parents how to prepare for the important ACT and SAT exams, and explore financial aid and planning for a college future. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Word is spreading quickly throughout Northern California. Waddele, whose son is a freshman at Freedom High School, has been in contact with the Liberty Union High School District about starting up a similar program there. Walker said that Pittsburg Unified School District, as well as Stockton Unified School District and a district in San Jose are interested in Parents Connected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was in school, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know these things that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m teaching students now,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them to go through

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Editor: It’s been almost four months since the Antioch school board election, where candidates ran on a transparency-ofgovernment platforms, and yet there has not been any effort to put the budget up on the website of the district or publish it in the local press. The parents and taxpayers need to see how this budget will affect their students and what services may not be available. The board of education will be making cuts to cover a deficit. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how public input would influence those decisions, since they were elected and responsible to the public? Openness would allow all sides to see what there is to work with and together agree on solutions to fix it. Jack Yeager Antioch

Control crime, not guns

Editor: We do not need more gun control laws. What we need is more punishment for those that use guns in crimes. Why punish the law-abiding citizens? Criminals do not obey the law anyhow, hence the name, so how is one more law, or a dozen more laws, going to do anything to prevent a criminal act? 13,400 convicted felons will be released early from prison into society between now and the end of 2011. Since 2009, over 1,000 police officers have been laid off due to budget cuts. More will follow this year. Police are overworked and spread too thin to help. They will only be there to draw the white line around your body and write the report. As good as they are, they cannot be everywhere. That they are not duty-bound to protect you is another issue. Yes, you read that right. The police do not have a duty to protect you. The Supreme Court has ruled many times. No one wants a felon or a crazed person to get a gun. But they will always be

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Pope’s a prince

Editor: Oakley has the best city council! And our newest councilmember, Randy Pope, is one of the best. We moved to Oakley a little over a year ago, purchasing a house along Marsh Creek Trail, south of Laurel Road and directly across from Creekside Park. The house had an anomaly – our backyard fence (and that of a few neighbors) bowed inward toward our houses, rather than running parallel alongside the trail. The inward jutting of our backyard fences (with the apex ending directly in our backyard) decreased all of our backyard spaces, and resulted in an abandoned 2,500-square-foot triangular piece of weed-filled land between our backyards and the trail. Why was this ugly unused fenced-off area intruding into what should have been our backyards? No one knew, and no one knew who owned this piece of land. We finally discovered that the City of Oakley owned it – it was “orphaned” some 50 years ago, after the City bought Creekside Park (on the west) and the Flood Control District took control of the creek and trail land that ran through the east side. The leftover triangular remnant east of the creek was promptly forgotten by all. We told the city that the homeowners wanted to purchase it and extend their backyards to the trail (like all the other houses). The city agreed to sell it to us, but then the Flood Control District asserted rights to it, and the city told us we couldn’t have it. That’s when Councilman Pope stepped in to help the homeowners. Randy Pope had just been elected to the City Council when we first contacted

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him. He immediately responded to our email and agreed to meet with us. We asked if he would accompany us to a meeting we set up with Flood Control, and he said yes! He came to the meeting and spoke forcefully on behalf of the homeowners. Flood Control was still being resistant, so Councilman Pope suggested we talk with the other City Council members to solicit their support. We sent out e-mails to the other councilmembers, and then met personally with both Mayor Jim Frazier and former Mayor Pat Anderson. Both offered suggestions and support for us. With three councilmembers now supporting the homeowners, and talking to both the city manager and the Flood Control District, the Flood Control District decided to forgo its position and allow the homeowners to purchase the land behind their backyards. This would not have happened without the immediate attention and support of our terrific City Council members: Jim Frazier, Pat Anderson and spearheaded by Randy Pope. We are new to Oakley, and didn’t know any of these people – they just jumped in when we asked for help, and got the job done for the homeowners. Oakley is a wonderful city, and we are all very fortunate to have such a terrific group of City Council members, including our newest member, councilman Randy Pope. Susan Morgan Oakley

Viral canine column

Editor: Last month I shared a bone of contention about increasing numbers of unleashed dogs roaming about. I was surprised by the number of national pet publications that picked up the column. I was even more surprised by the numbers of people who took the effort of digging up my contact information to call or e-mail me their own canine confessions. Seems the story hit a collective nerve. Frankly, it reminds me of the time my car was stolen from my driveway. As a Good Samaritan I went around several

blocks of the neighborhood warning neighbors to be on guard. I was amazed to discover just how many others had had their vehicles likewise stolen. Seems, too, dog attacks are more commonplace than I would have imagined. Sadly, some folks even told me they now hesitate walking their own neighborhoods. Here’s some newly garnered tips sent to me. A number of dog owners claimed that their pets had been saved from possible demise by leather or nylon collars that impeded a deadly neck hold. One fellow suggested carrying a lighter, which, guaranteed, will send any creature, four legged or two legged, running. For the tender amongst you, there is the ultrasound dazer, which works at 15 feet and leaves no permanent harm. Disclaimer, though: even the ads disclose that they don’t work with all dogs, including deaf, docile, infirm and highly trained ones. Note, I previously mentioned the idea of carrying an expandable billy club. I heard, though, from a police officer that they are legal in 49 other states but are not sold in California. I also would like to clarify that pepper spray is limited to 3 ounces of individual possession, which might be a limited amount if you got attacked by a pack. Incidentally, one person related the story of a pit bull springing from a group of drifters hanging out behind the gas station adjacent to Starbucks on A Street. The dog had seized his pet’s neck and was close to a kill before the owner was able to unload his can of mace pepper gel. The attacker went scurrying. It was grabbed by the vagrants, who hastily jumped into a truck and sped off. Interestingly, this fellow had used pepper gel twice on humans; once with a mugger and once when he interrupted a teen who was attacking an Oakland librarian. Feeling squeamish? I assure you, the discomfort of analyzing protection strategies is tame compared to seeing your beloved pet, or your own fond body, torn to shreds. An ounce of prevention – or in the case of spray, 3 – is worth a pound of cure. Walter Ruehlig Antioch

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Jan. 24, 9:49 a.m. While engaged in an argument over a shopping cart at a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject was struck by the cart. Jan. 24, 3:50 p.m. An unidentified person stole 500 feet of copper wire from the vicinity of St. Regis Avenue at St. Augustine Drive. Jan. 24, 3:53 p.m. An unidentified person stole tools from a locked toolbox in the rear of a vehicle parked on Wintergreen Drive. Jan. 24, 11:20 p.m. An unidentified person stole two bottles of soda from a business on Walnut Boulevard. Jan. 25, 12:38 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Fairview Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. A passenger in the vehicle who was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 25, 8:20 a.m. An unidentified person stole golf clubs from the open garage of a residence on Valley Green Drive. Loss: $2,950. Jan. 25, 11:42 a.m. An unidentified person used the debit card information of a resident of Cortona Drive to make several online purchases. Jan. 25, 2:22 p.m. A subject involved in a collision with injuries on Dainty Avenue at Griffith Lane was found to be driving without a license. Jan. 25, 4:03 p.m. An unidentified person broke into a vehicle parked on Brentwood Boulevard and stole a radio and hand tools. Jan. 25, 6:41 p.m. A subject who stole jewelry from two victims on Griffith Lane and sold the jewelry at a pawn shop was apprehended, arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. Jan. 25, 10:32 p.m. An abandoned bicycle was found on Berkshire Lane and stored at police headquarters. Jan. 25, 11:29 p.m. On Brentwood

LOGS Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license for DUI. He was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Jan. 26, Midnight At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject was battered by three juvenile shoplifters upon contacting them outside the store. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Jan. 26, 1:52 a.m. On Sycamore Avenue, a subject was arrested for public intoxication and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 26, 12:07 p.m. A tire and rim were stolen from a vehicle parked on Chestnut Street. Jan. 26, 6:23 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject who was found to have stolen energy drinks from the employer over a two-year period was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 26, 6:44 p.m. A subject placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting at a business on Sand Creek Road was released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 26, 9:32 p.m. A subject used Facebook to threaten assault against a resident of Torrey Pines Drive. Jan. 27, 3:12 a.m. On Central Boulevard at Fairview Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 27, 11:22 p.m. A subject entered a residence on Waterville Drive in violation of a domestic-violence restraining order. Jan. 28, 11:08 p.m. On Broderick Drive at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject found in possession of suspected cocaine was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 28, 11:13 p.m. Security was called regarding a red warning light at a residence on Central Park Place. Prior medical calls had been made from the residence. There was no answer at the residence. As officers received no

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A subject used Facebook to threaten assault against a resident of Torrey Pines Drive in Brentwood. Jan. 26, 9:32 p.m. response from inside the residence, they forced entry to conduct a welfare check, but no one was home. Jan. 29, 11:25 a.m. An unidentified person stole a bicycle from the open garage of a residence on Mill Creek Way. Jan. 29, 3:20 p.m. A driver struck a sound wall on O’Hara Avenue at Adams Lane. Jan. 30, Midnight During a verbal altercation on Brentwood Boulevard, a subject who threw a beer bottle at another subject and struck him in the face was found to be intoxicated. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 30, 1:10 p.m. On Balfour Road at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving a vehicle with expired registration. Jan. 30, 1:40 p.m. An unidentified person stole propane tanks from a storage area on Brentwood Boulevard. Jan. 30, 7:44 p.m. A resident of Sawyer Court reported that a firearm was missing from his residence. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Jan. 17 – On Second Street at East Ruby Street, a subject was found to be under the influence of drugs. Jan. 17 – A death by suicide occurred on East Cypress Road at Main Street. Jan. 17 – On Laurel Road at Neroly Road, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jan. 17 – Domestic battery was reported on the 300 block of Fall Circle. Jan. 17 – A residence on the 5300 block of Live Oak Avenue was vandalized. Jan. 18 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Del Antico Avenue at Main Street. Jan. 18 – Credit card fraud was reported on the 200 block of Honey Lane. Jan. 19 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Empire

Avenue at Gateway Drive. Jan. 19 – Vehicles were towed from Carrington Drive at La Vista Drive and Third Street at Main Street. Jan. 19 – An arrest warrant was served on the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court. Jan. 19 – A subject was in violation of a custody order on the 200 block of West Ruby Avenue. Jan. 19 – Residences on the 3900 block of Holmes Road and the 1900 block of West Summerfield Court were vandalized. Jan. 20 – On Gateway Drive at Sequoia Drive, a subject was arrested for DUI. Jan. 20 – A court order for domestic violence was served on the 4500 block of Burgundy Drive. Jan. 20 – A subject was found in possession of a counterfeit bill on the 2500 block of Main Street. Jan. 20 – A residence on the 5700 block of Bridgehead Road was vandalized. Jan. 21 – A juvenile was reported as a runway from the 4500 block of Hagar Lane. Jan. 21 – An arrest warrant was served on West Acme Street at O’Hara Avenue. Jan. 21 – On Bridgehead Road at Main Street and on Seventh Street at Main Street, subjects were arrested for DUI. Jan. 21 – Domestic battery was reported on the 4500 block of Hagar Lane. Jan. 22 – A subject was caught selling dangerous drugs on Harvest Drive at Laurel Road. Jan. 22 – A subject was found to be under the influence of drugs on the 4300 block of Mehaffey Way. Jan. 22 – A vehicle was towed from the 4300 block of Mehaffey Way. Jan. 22 – An arrest warrant was served on Lariat Lane at Saddle Drive. Jan. 23 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on the 500 block of O’Hara Avenue. Jan. 23 – On the 200 block of Yellow Rose Circle, a subject was arrested for public intoxication.


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ntioch’s Quail Lodge Senior Community recently held a spelling bee that tested its residents’ wordcraftiness. Jewell Powell, 88, far left, took home first place by spelling “xylograph,” a print made from an engraved wooden block. Connie Shananabarger, 73, earned second place. Third place went to Barbara French, 70.

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Marrying in May ongratulations to Daniel Arthur Brandt of Brentwood and Antoniette Crystal Gallo on their engagement. Daniel proposed to Antoniette on Oct. 9, 2010 at beautiful Sutter Creek. Daniel’s family, owners of Bill Brandt Ford in Brentwood, was in attendance. Antoniette’s 6-year-old son Steven was included in Daniel’s proposal to his mom. When Daniel made his speech to Steven, he then got down on one knee and proposed to Antoniette. The couple has not been able to set a wedding date due to Daniel being stationed at the Air Force base in Japan, and is not sure when he will be sent home. Antoniette is currently working in the medical field. Best of luck to them both and we hope for Daniel’s safe return!

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Joaquin Gonzalez, left, and Juan Arevalo of Delta Diablo Sanitation District in Antioch have been honored for their work by the California Water Environment Association.

Antioch wastewater C staff recognized Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD) has announced that two of its operations staff have been honored as outstanding wastewater professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area by the California Water Environment Association. Juan Arevalo, a member of the DDSD team since 2007, was presented with the 2010 Operator of the Year Award for outstanding performance in the field of wastewater plant operations. He was specifically recognized for his role drafting new Standard Operating Procedures for training purposes, ensuring consistency in the operation of the wastewater treatment plant – the lead role he took in

DDSD’s internship program, which provides real-world experiences to complement the academic training received in the classroom. Arevalo also undertook complex work on the computerized Supervisory Control and Data System, which had developed flaws leading to several false alarms. Joaquin Gonzalez, an 18-year employee at DDSD, was named Supervisor of the Year. Responsible for scheduling and planning all work tasks and coordinating maintenance repairs by DDSD’s 15 operations staff, Gonzalez’s win reflects his collaborative leadership style of promoting teamwork before personal aspirations. Under his leader-

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heck out www.thepress.net every Tuesday for a new Spotlight on Business video feature. This week, learn more about one of Brentwood’s newest restaurants The Game Sports Pub ‘n Pizza. Each night The Game is bustling with activity as friends gather to catch a game on one of the restaurant’s 13 TVs, or families treat themselves to a night out where the kids can eat pizza and play videos while the adults indulge in one of the 14 beers on tap. If you would like to see your business profiled in a video feature, contact, Rick@brentwoodpress.com.

ship, the plant has recorded seven years of “zero violations” and has received several local, state and national awards such as Plant of the Year and Safety Plant of the Year. Wastewater operators are entrusted with the job of protecting the environment with the utmost integrity, optimizing the treatment process so it runs efficiently, while ensuring discharge permit regulations are met – and formally reporting if they are not. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, DDSD is located on the

Pittsburg-Antioch border and serves nearly 200,000 residents in the communities of Antioch, Bay Point and Pittsburg. In addition to its 16.5-million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant, DDSD also operates one of the largest industrial recycled water plants in California. Arevalo and Gonzalez now compete against other regional winners for the California Water Environment Association’s State award in April. – Contributed by Angela Lowrey


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Supervisor Federal Glover approximately 16,000 eligible Contra Costa County residents failed to claim close to $20 million in EITC refunds in 2007. All of the information about the sites in Contra Costa County can be found at the website, www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org. The following are VITA locations:

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Road Plan from page 1A of Highway 4 between Pittsburg and Antioch and the potential eBART station at Hillcrest Road in Antioch. Pittsburg Assistant City Manager Joe Sbranti said at that meeting that the proposed fee program should be a valid substitute, as it was based on ECCRFFA standards and is identical to the regional program. Sbranti sent a letter on Jan. 27 to TRANSPLAN officials, noting that he would like to continue working amicably with the committee despite his city’s withdrawal from ECCRFFA. Pittsburg’s membership in the authority began in August of 1994. “It has the exact same list of 26 projects that all of us here have a goal of getting completed,” Sbranti said, pitching his city’s funding plan. “Every dollar that comes into Pittsburg’s regional fee, just like every dollar that comes into ECCRFFA’s regional fee, must be spent on those projects. There’s no question that that is exactly what Pittsburg’s intention is.”

Suicide from page 3A depressed doesn’t mean they’re not feeling pressured and anxious. It’s important that kids have an outlet, a person to confide in, whether it’s a family member, a friend, teacher or counselor. Despite the stigma associated with counseling and therapy, Taylor said some teens need to speak with a professional to help them work through their feelings and stress. A few sessions might help start the teen on a new path, or it might be that the young adult needs medication or a more specific form of treatment. Colton Fink, 15, the Freedom sophomore who committed suicide on Jan. 17 and prompted Monday’s gathering, was battling a mental illness. Colton’s aunt Jennie Gisslow posted on the Facebook page We Love You Colton Fink R.I.P. that Colton suffered from rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. He thought that ending his life was the best way to protect those he loved. Gisslow wrote, “(The disease) escalated into paranoia and violence. By taking his life, it was an act of utter love, to save those around him from further hurt and harm.”

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were made about those who make anonymous public records requests and what I think about anonymous requests, not about the reason for the policy. I stand with my board.” CSD President Kevin Graves expressed confusion over the controversy, adding the sole purpose of the policy was to simplify – not complicate – the process. “The point of this is to provide the public with more technology and advanced options for paying their bills,” said Graves. “It’s ridiculous to think that the board, who for over 12 years has received exactly four public records requests, is going to establish a policy over that issue. Why would I care if anyone wants an anonymous PRR?” According to Discovery Bay General Manager Rick Howard, the new cash pol-

icy will also help alleviate the problem of liability. “One issue that has been glossed over is liability,” said Howard, “because now I am putting an employee in their own vehicle and sending them to the bank. So if there were an accident, we could be potentially liable. That’s a real concern of mine. “As for the public records requests, they have no influence on my position regarding the cash policy. Is it a legal policy? Yes it is. We’re not the first ones to do this.” Nearby Mountain House, also a community services district, has always enforced a no-cash policy. And according to the town’s business manager, Gay Giles, it’s a program that works. “When we first opened an office out here, the school let us rent a classroom because there was no-

where else to go,” said Giles. “And because we were on school property, we accepted only cashiers checks or money orders – no cash. We didn’t want to be the local stopand-rob. “But later when we moved into our building, we just stuck with the policy – and it’s worked. We’ve gotten very few complaints; maybe one a year, and now we accept debit and credit cards, too. It works very well. We’d never do it any other way.” As for the Discovery Bay policy, Graves said the board would move ahead with the program as planned despite the controversy: “The board never discussed anything that we are being accused of. In fact, I’ve gotten kudos from more people for putting the billing online. I’m baffled by the accusations.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

TRANSPLAN members worried that splitting off would weaken the overall strength of the committee. Joseph Weber, the TRANSPLAN representative from the Brentwood Planning Commission, pointed out that all four cities have worked well together in the past and this schism could cause major trouble down the road. He felt that it would be a “grave mistake” for Pittsburg to operate on an independent funding source yet still contribute to a regional decision-making board. Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor echoed Weber’s feelings, fearing that if Pittsburg splits, conflicting motivations could arise on the committee. “We’ve been working on this a long time,” Taylor said. “There is a voice and a power in all together and one for all. If we break into segments, we become weaker. After much thought, I appreciate everything Pittsburg is trying to do, but I think we could have our own agendas. … I think we need to be together.”

Contra Costa County District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover has a similar view. “We knew a number of years back that the only way we were going to be successful is to speak with one force,” he said. “It was very difficult to get to that place where we could agree on some concepts to get us moving and to bring revenue in.” According to TRANSPLAN documents, the widening of Highway 4 – estimated at $705.9 million – is the committee’s top priority at the moment. The first project exclusive to Pittsburg isn’t found until No. 14 on the list, a widening of California Avenue, estimated at $19.8 million. Work on the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, a $13 million project, is No. 12 on the list. “You have three voters who vote on these projects – we have one,” Pittsburg City Councilman Ben Johnson said. “We talk about regional camaraderie. Well, the regional camaraderie is three cities to the east of us that get to vote and they have the votes to make whatever changes they

want to make. Pittsburg doesn’t have the vote to do that. We’re here. We want to work together as a team, but the bottom line is, we don’t see the money.” Pittsburg officials such as Sbranti would like to see the major project of a Buchanan Road Bypass bumped up toward the front of the line. After the Highway 4 widening and Bypass projects, other improvements projected include a Laurel Road extension benefiting Antioch and Oakley, and work on Main Street/Brentwood Boulevard, which enhances the commute in Oakley and Brentwood. ECCRFFA project manager Dale Dennis admitted that it could take a few years before any work starts on projects exclusively in Pittsburg. Despite its withdrawal from ECCRFFA, Pittsburg is still a member of TRANSPLAN, though its action does cloud the future for both parties, according to committee chair Brian Kalinowski, an Antioch City Councilman. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

According to a 2007 study by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Division of Violence Prevention, 28 percent of teenagers considered suicide during a 12-month period, 22 percent planned a suicide and 13 percent attempted suicide. The study also found that teenage girls are more likely to consider suicide, citing that 18.7 percent of girls polled said they’d thought about suicide while only 10.3 percent of boys considered it. Taylor advised parents to look for warning signs in order to intervene before it’s too late. Teens considering suicide are often depressed, irritable, aggressive and display sudden changes in behavior. A teen suddenly losing interest in hobbies or friends, dressing and acting differently and talking pessimistically about life and the future, focusing on assumed worthlessness and hopelessness, is waving a big red flag that shouldn’t be ignored. Teens planning to attempt suicide will often give away prized possessions as a way to “settle their affairs” and say a final goodbye. Taylor said this behavior should not be ignored.

Many attendees of the seminar expressed gratitude for the information. “I just want to thank you for this information,” one parent said during the question-and-answer session. “This is all stuff we’ve heard before, but we don’t always internalize it and realize what types of stresses our kids are dealing with every

day. We do need to trust our intuition and take that extra step to make sure that we are connecting with our kids and reassuring them that we are here to help them.” For more information about how to prevent teen suicide, visit www.crisis. center.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000201-00 The name of the business (es): Stonecrest Lending Located at: 2005C Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 16520 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Suite 250, Portland, OR 97224 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corporation, 1620 E. Roseville Parkway, Suite 248, Roseville, CA 95661. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Patrick R. Palmer, Vice President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 11, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: January 11, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0082953 Title Order No. Investor/ Insurer No. 158513374 APN No. 075-600-0105. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice

is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARILU C SHIEH, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 02/20/2007 and recorded 02/28/07, as Instrument No. 20070059482-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5306 JUDSONVILLE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318588. 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 $907,642.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3901167 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Antioch Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011


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Fong a force in the paint for Liberty by Michael Dixon Correspondent Last season, Liberty High’s girls varsity basketball team reached the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs and finished the season 19-9. The Lions were also left with a big hole in the middle, as 6-foot4-inch Bay Valley Athletic League MVP Corinne Costa is now playing at UCLA. Junior center Bernadette Fong has stepped up this season to fill the void left by Costa. As a sophomore, the 6-2 Fong was a key part of the team, averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game. Without Costa, Fong has increased her production, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds, plus one block and one steal, per contest. “From the moment Corinne graduated, we’ve been talking about what (Fong) needed to do,” said Liberty head coach Debbi Weil. “She didn’t have shoes to fill because they’re different players. But her maturity on the court was going to be very key this year, and she has done a great job with that.” Through their Jan. 28 victory over Antioch, the Lions are 12-8 overall and 22 in league. While Liberty runs a balanced attack, Fong is the offense’s focal point. In the Lions’ win over Freedom, she scored 18 and topped that with 23 in a win against Antioch. In a loss to Heritage, she was held to nine. Fong’s goal is to play college basketball, although she, her coach and teammates

agree that to reach that level – and excel – she needs to improve her cardio and stay out of foul trouble early in the game. “I definitely want to cut down on getting in foul trouble,” Fong said, noting that success at her strong suit – defense – is dependent on good conditioning. “If I wasn’t as tired,” she said, “I wouldn’t commit as many fouls.” In the recent West Coast Jamboree, Fong was named Diamond Division MVP. She averaged more than 19 points and 13 rebounds over four games and led the team to the Diamond Division title. Included in that was a dominant 21-point, 23-rebound performance in a 43-39 come-from-behind victory against Amador Valley in the semifinals. On the court, Fong is a strong, intense player who pushes her teammates and herself to play their very best – so much so that her coaches worry that she allows frustration to affect her play. Off the court, her teammates and friends label Fong a nice girl and easy to get along with. “I don’t know how to say it, but she’s just Bernadette,” said senior guard Gabrielle Worley. “There are a lot of good things I can say about her; I just can’t put it into words. She’s just a really good friend – she’s my best friend.” Fong gets her strength on and off of the court from her mother, Joachina Fong. Joachina, as well as Fong’s cousin Brittany Harris attend every game. Whether the Li-

Liberty junior center Bernadette Fong, seen here last year against Heritage, has been outstanding as a scorer and rebounder this year for the Lions, who have eyes on another deep playoff run.

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ons are blowing out their opponent, suffering a tough loss, or anything between, Fong’s family members aren’t shy about making their presence known. “They’re my biggest fans,” said Fong. “My mom has been a backbone and a rock. Without her, I wouldn’t be what I am.” While Fong’s size goes a long way to-

ward making her a force on the court, she has been playing the game only since seventh grade. “She’s gotten stronger,” said junior guard Kelsey Hickman, who played on the junior varsity team last year but teamed with Fong as a freshman. “She encourages everyone; she pushes everyone. She always tries her hardest.”


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Shorthanded Wolverines ride second half to win by Michael Dixon Correspondent Deer Valley’s boys varsity basketball team started Friday’s game against defending Bay Valley Athletic League champion Heritage shorthanded. Their top scorer and top assist man, junior guards Olajuwon Garner and Charles Smith, were both declared ineligible. The other Wolverines picked up the slack, though, routing the Patriots 70-43. Senior center Andre McPhail led all Deer Valley scorers with 13. Joining him in double digits were sophomore guard Kendall Smith and junior guard Dylan Williams, who netted 12 each. Senior forward Obah Pope chipped in for 11 of his own. “Considering the circumstances, I liked the effort,” said Wolverines head coach LeChet Phillips. “We had to adjust, missing two starters in our backcourt.” Fans who left after the first quarter might have been surprised to learn that Deer Valley won – and certainly surprised at the Wolverines’ 70-point explosion. The Patriots led 13-9 after one quarter and made it

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hard for the Wolverines to connect on their passes. By halftime, however, Deer Valley led 29-21. Three-pointers accounted for all 12 of Williams’ points. The two he made in the second quarter helped give the Wolverines some breathing room. Another part of Deer Valley’s sluggish start was a 1-for-10 performance from the free-throw line in the first half. The Wolverines settled down in the second half, sinking 10 of 15 from the charity stripe and five of seven in the final quarter. Phillips acknowledged the poor free-throw shooting, calling it a work in progress. The fourth quarter was where the game was put away, as the Wolverines outscored the Patriots 24-8. Heritage senior guard Dorian Hardy matched McPhail’s 13 points, but none of Hardy’s teammates got to double-digits. Senior swingman Kyle Reynolds was second on the team with nine. “It was a good comeback,” said McPhail. “Everybody played as a team; everybody was unselfish and tried to make everyone better. We need that the whole season. They were the league champions last year. With them coming in here, we knew we had to play strong.” Entering the week, every team in the Bay Valley Athletic League was 1-1. The loss dropped Heritage to 2-2 in league and 12-8 overall. Deer Valley, 2-0 on the week, owns a 3-1 league record and 14-5 overall. “It should be 4-0. We had a little slip-up, but we learned from that,” said McPhail, alluding to his team’s 74-71 loss against a sub.500 Pittsburg team. “We’ve had a couple of slip-ups; they humbled us. We need to come back from them, get it rolling right off the bat, and blow out a team – early.” The night wasn’t a complete loss for Heritage. The junior varsity squad won a 59-56 thriller, climaxing in a Wolverines three-point, game-tying attempt that hit the rim but didn’t fall. The Patriots Ethan Magalei led all scorers; Robert Bershell topped the Wolverines.

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Freedom 80, Pittsburg 65 Three Freedom players reached doubledigits in scoring as the Falcons topped Pittsburg 80-65 last week. Senior guard Jeff Matteri and sophomore guard James O’Neal each scored 20 points. Matteri was masterful from beyond the arc, sinking six three-pointers. Senior guard Andrew Gardner contributed 16 to the Falcons’ high-scoring effort. Pirates junior forward Juwan Blakely led his team with 18 points. Randal Gory, a junior guard, came through with 17. Pittsburg’s

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DV rises above Pats by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer In a matchup of first-year girls varsity basketball head coaches, Deer Valley’s Mark Anger showed why his team has usually been the cream of the Bay Valley Athletic League crop. A few feet away, Heritage’s Lexy Tamony watched as the Wolverines performed like she someday hopes her Patriots will. Facing a scrappy, sophomore-heavy Heritage team on Friday night, Deer Valley came out hot in the second half en route to a 71-57 victory. The Wolverines, up by three at halftime, went on a 23-2 run in the third quarter to cement their victory.

“We went out, we rebounded the ball much better, sent a bunch of kids to the glass and then we started getting out and running,” Anger said. “When we get out and run, we’re pretty good.” In the first half, the Patriots had no answer for the Wolverines’ Raven Fox. At one point in the second quarter, the senior guard accounted for 14 of Deer Valley’s 16 points. Fox was the game’s leading scorer, finishing with 25. Senior guard Darnela Jenkins was the only other Wolverine posting a doubledigit scoring night, with 13. “We played hard,” Fox said. “We executsee Rises page 19B

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Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000102-00 The name of the business (es): Waving Palm Properties, LLC Located at: 4789 Myrtle Drive In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Waving Palm Properties, LLC, 4789 Myrtle Drive, Concord, CA 94521. 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: 1/1/11. Signature of registrant: Karen Frampton, Managing Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000314-00 The name of the business (es): Kenny’s Home Improvements Located at: 3526 Yacht Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth Warren Wheeler, Jr., 3526 Yacht Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kenneth Warren Wheeler, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000176-00 The name of the business (es): THE TRILOGY REAL ESTATE COMPANY Located at: 1648 GAMAY LANE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JACK HOWELL AND SANDRA HOWELL, 1648 GAMAY LANE, 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: JACK HOWELL This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 10, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 10, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000466-00 The name of the business (es): Goodbye Pay TV; Solar Harmonics; Garden Harmonics Located at: 5089 Lone Tree Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ultimate Game Chain, Inc., 5089 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Raymond Duran, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 20, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 20, 2016 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008482-00 The name of the business (es): NORCAL CANVAS Located at: 24625 Marsh Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Branden Christensen, 1425 Cypress Road, Tracy, CA 95376. 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: Branden Christensen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 16, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000235-00 The name of the business (es): San Francisco Olive Oil; Golden Gate Olive Oil Located at: 13560 Byron Highway In: Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lon L. Kelsey, 13560 Byron Highway, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: Lon L. Kelsey This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000287-00 The name of the business (es): MJ MABUHAY ORIENTAL STORE Located at: 50 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE 40 In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): EDEN DELA CRUZ AND IVOR DELA CRUZ, 2983 BLUMEN AVENUE, 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: EDEN DELA CRUZ This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008449-00 The name of the business (es): MY FAMILIAR VOICE Located at: 212 CHAPARRAL DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RODERICK JEFFERSON, 212 CHAPARRAL 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: RODERICK R. JEFFERSON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 15, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000392-00 The name of the business (es): Stinnett Marketing Located at: 2904 Haddington Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steve Stinnett and Cheryl Stinnett, 2904 Haddington Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Steve Stinnett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: December 17, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: 71 CHIN PARTNERS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 5799 LONE TREE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 945318587 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47-On-Sale General Eating Place Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000327-00 The name of the business (es): VIDEN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, LLC Located at: 4597 Imperial Street In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): VIDEN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, LLC., 4597 Imperial Street, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kirk Christensen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2016 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates:January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008569-00 The name of the business (es): Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, No. 25 Located at: 6560 Lone Tree Way, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 11090 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 200, El Cerrito, CA 94530 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nation’s Foodservice, Inc., 11090 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 200, El Cerrito, CA 94530. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnershipl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/26/10. Signature of registrant: Dale J. Power, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 21, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: December 21, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0000165-00 The name of the business (es): TUSCAN BLUE I & II ASSISTED LIVING Located at: 5366 THUNDERBIRD COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JENNIFER J. BURTON, 5366 THUNDERBIRD COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: JENNIFER BURTON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 10, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 10, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000545-00 The name of the business (es): TAX SOLUTIONS, Located at: 455 Moraga Road, #B In: Brentwood, CA 94556 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): SANDA HENRY, 637 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette, CA 94549. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/25/11. Signature of registrant: Sanda Henry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 25, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000318-00 The name of the business (es): Cheetah Insurance Agency Inc. Located at: 3741 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cheetah Insurance Agency Inc., 3741 Main Street, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Paul Connell, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2016 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000438-00 The name of the business (es): Perfect Smiles Family Dentistry Located at: 9260 Alcosta Boulevard, Suite B10 In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David P. Cartago, 406 Vanessa Way, Danville, CA 94506. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/08. Signature of registrant: David P. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000464-00 The name of the business (es): ARTSKEMEZ Located at: 2187 Toulouse Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juanito Atalit and Jane Liam-Atalit, 2187 Toulouse Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Juanito Atalit This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 20, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 20, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000528-00 The name of the business (es): Quality Consultants Located at: 495 Lakeview Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francis Brian Fetherstonhaugh, 495 Lakeview 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: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 24, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 24, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Perfect Smiles Family Dentistry at 4510 O’Hara Boulevard, Suite C, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 12/28/- 07 under file number 2007- 0009995. (*) 1. David Cartago, 316 So. Overlook Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; 2. Charmaine M. Kennedy, 316 S. Overlook Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; 3. Rochelle Baraceros, 4170 Rockcreek Drive, Danville, CA 94506 (**) This business was conducted by: a General Partnership Signature: Charmaine Kennedy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County in the date indicated by file stamp above. Date: January 19, 2011 By: M. Barajas, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Perfect Smiles Family Dentistry at 9260 Alcosta Boulevard, #B10, San Ramon, CA 94583The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 5/12/- 08 under file number 2008- 0003563. (*) 1. David Cartago, DDS, 316 So. Overlook Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; 2. Charmaine M. Kennedy, 316 S. Overlook Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; 3. Rochelle Baraceros, 4170 Rockcreek Drive, Danville, CA 94506 (**) This business was conducted by: a General Partnership Signature: Charmaine Kennedy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County in the date indicated by file stamp above. Date: January 19, 2011 By: M. Barajas, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000275-00 The name of the business (es): LOCALS IN LIGHTS Located at: 1029 Pacific Grove Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joe Larsson, 1029 Pacific Grove Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joe Larsson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000612-00 The name of the business (es): PRO WASH PLUS Located at: 313 Ash Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nicholas Trzeciak, 313 Ash 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: 1/26/11. Signature of registrant: Nicholas Trzeciak This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11,18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000624-00 The name of the business (es): Keiki Care 123 Located at: 2799 Vancouver Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Esmerelda Maldonado, 2799 Vancouver Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/11/11. Signature of registrant: Esmerelda Maldonado This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000432-00 The name of the business (es): Daniels Shavings Located at: 4370 Franklin Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561, Mailing: 4350 Franklin Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tamera Daniels, 4350 Franklin Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Tamera Daniels This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008741-00 The name of the business (es): M & M Custom Rods Located at: 3554 Keystone Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Mankin, 3554 Keystone Loop, 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 aboveon: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Mankin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 30, 2010 By: Liz Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09-230168-CL Order #: 3964105 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LAURA M. VLAD, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 7/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0194286-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 14/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $693,341.71 The purport-

ed property address is: 1289 PROMINENT DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 018-550- 022-0 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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 holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3881498 01/- 21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011

hereby represents and declares as The following efforts were made to contact the borrower to assess their financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure: There were no phone numbers available to contact the borrower or we were unable to get in contact with the borrower at the number listed on file. The undersigned makes the above representations with the intent that the trustee proceed with recordation of the Notice of Sale in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5 (c). Dated: 1/11/2011 1.) The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; 2.) The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/27/2011 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 holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3883365 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000103-00 The name of the business (es): NICE HOME HEALTH AGENCY Located at: 2130 PRATO STREET In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): NGOZI PAULINE EKWELUM. 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: Ngozi P. Ekwelum This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000283-00 The name of the business (es): L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE Located at: 5035 Lone Tree Way, Suite A In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): G J STAR, INC., 5035 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: HANPING GU, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2011 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000086-00 The name of the business (es): SPENCERS CONTRACTOR SERVICES AND CONSULTATIONS Located at: 185 LOZOYA WAY In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BRETT SPENCER, 185 LOZOYA WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brett Spencer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08-142290-RM Order #: G821578 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): TOWFIQ TAYMUREE AND FAHIMA NADEM, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/5/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0466461- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $832,472.06 The purported property address is: 2192 GANN ST BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 018-430-020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 (c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: DECLARATION TOWFIQ TAYMUREE 2192 GANNST BRENTWOOD CA 94513 Loan No: 0014613509 The undersigned beneficiary or their authorized agent

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0133216 Title Order No. 10-8475820 Investor/Insurer No. 1700451558 APN No. 010- 660-022-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/06/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MONA AHMED, A UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 09/- 06/2005 and recorded 09/14/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0350923- 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/- 18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 607 COCONUT COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $338,576.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 21/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3865252 01/21/2011, 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0138869 Title Order No. 10-8497781 Investor/Insurer No. 1702615712 APN No. 018- 360-054-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GINA M. BLACKSTONE, dated 10/25/- 2006 and recorded 10/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0349133-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2030 TRAILSIDE 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 $333,249.58. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 27/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3856916 01/28/2011, 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Christy Lee Agredano, 1249 West Street, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Christy Lee Agredano FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N11-0085 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Christy Lee Agredano filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Christy Lee Agredano to Proposed Name: Evangelina Leticia Savioso Present Name: b. Juanito Goofer Agredano to Proposed Name: Juanito Kevin Savioso Present Name: c. Carlitos Looney Agredano to Proposed Name: Angelito Jerry Savioso 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: 3/10/11 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 minors’ birth certificates to the hearing. Notice to biological Father is waived by order of the court. Date: January 10, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: William Joseph Gearon, 3312- Woodhaven Lane, Concord, CA 94519 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: William Joseph Gearon FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1888 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: William Joseph Gearon filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. William Joseph Gearon (AKA) Thomas Joseph Gearon to Proposed Name: Thomas Joseph Gearon 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: 3/8/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 7, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011

4631 BURGUNDY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-374-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3886291 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

ant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The time frame for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders 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# 3861865 01/- 21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011

have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3878326 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $473,502.21 The purported property address is: 22 ROCKWELL ST BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-690-053-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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 holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3875757 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3872480 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1306415-02 APN: 015- 020-0095 TRA: 72-043 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7332 REF: Gracia- medrano, Sr., IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 15, 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. On February 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 23, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0366671-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Hector Gracia-medrano, Sr., A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1671 Eden Plains Road Brentwood CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $257,986.12. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 03, 2011. (R-366874 02/04/11, 02/- 11/11, 02/18/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09-309335-RM Order #: 090620692-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): ALICIA TORRES, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 8/5/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0292909-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $470,724.15 The purported property address is:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-396142-VF Order #: 100635827-CA-GTI 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. 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): HORTENCIA ESTRADA AND LUCIANO E. REYNOSO (WATA LUCIANO ESTRADA), MARRIED TO EACH OTHER Recorded: 4/29/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0093507-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 14/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $410,961.41 The purported property address is: 608 GLACIER WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 033- 360-047-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursu-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-394890-CL Order #: 100624177-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DENNIS M. PRINCE JR AND KAREN ROSA PRINCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0074489-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 28/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $735,256.34 The purported property address is: 1371 SANDSTONE DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 017-620- 028-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015006050 Title Order No.: 100369099 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/21/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/27/- 2007 as Instrument No. 20070185692-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIANN G WILLIAMSON AND MILES WILLIAMSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/17/- 2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 770 DOMAINE CT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-262-022-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $390,171.18. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/20/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3888483 01/28/2011, 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-395488-CL Order #: 100629580-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PAUL FENCZIK AND GAIL J. FENCZIK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0088891-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 28/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-397205-VF Order #: 100646151-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SCOTT A. CARPENTER , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0380237-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $358,215.33 The purported property address is: 840 OUTRIGGER CIRCLE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 017-320- 016-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-257702-C Investor No. 116060830 Loan No. 0713302079 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: KIMBERLEE DESTRO AND ANTHONY J. DESTRO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 8/9/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0228647 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/14/2011 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: 2249 PINENUT COURT ANTIOCH, California 945090000 APN #: 051-322-035-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $397,956.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/14/2011 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3874725 01/- 21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE Located at: 5035 Lone Tree Way, Suite A In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on July 12, 2010 under file number F-0005103-00 (*) HANPING GU, 1214 Picadilly Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**)This business was conducted by: an Individual This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2011 Signature of registrant: HANPING GU, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2011 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2016 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-400224-VF Order #: 629639 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/14/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRED HINES AND LINDA HINES Recorded: 8/26/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0190039-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 28/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $413,851.73 The purported property address is: 1292 ORBETELLO CT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 012-360- 024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 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: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders 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# 3878168 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 174 PESCARA BLVD., 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 $444,634.03. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 15/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3882296 01/21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/- 2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011

due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 29/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3865271 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1288341-10 APN: 041- 170-034 TRA: 19-006 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8208 REF: Maddox, Maria IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 10, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 27, 2003, as Inst. No. 20030306873-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Maria L Guitron Maddox and Paul R Maddox, Wife And Husband As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2298 El Monte 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $193,937.10. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 10, 2011. (R-364087 01/21/11, 01/- 28/11, 02/04/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 245400CA Loan No. 0648535052 Title Order No. 622469 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-19-2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-26-2003, Book , Page , Instrument 2003-0483798- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JULIE B MCCOY AND MICHAEL SHAUN MCCOY, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown

below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 4, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6613, FILED JUNE 27, 1985, IN BOOK 290 OF MAPS, PAGE 46, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BANK OF STOCKTON, EXECUTOR OF THE WILL OF OLINTO NARDUCCI, DECEASED, RECORDED JUNE 8, 1983, IN BOOK 11286, PAGE 459, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $233,838.34 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4342 REDWOOD DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-552-101 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 01-27- 2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: (714) 730- 2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3891392 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 01-27-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee KATHY HARDING, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3891549 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4884 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $474,346.85. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3895588 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Kenneth J Glenn and Dianne N Glenn, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2375 El Monte Dr Oakley CA 94561-4145 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $456,939.12. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 02, 2011. (R-364654 02/04/11, 02/- 11/11, 02/18/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0118301 Title Order No. 09-8347822 Investor/Insurer No. 1705144185 APN No. 012- 350-072-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEFFREY R. BRONZINI, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND CINDY L. MIRABILE- CAYOU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/30/2007 and recorded 09/04/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0250152-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Harkiran Singh and Ajeeta Chaudhri SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Harkiran Singh and Ajeeta Chaudhri FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0161 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Harkiran Singh and Ajeeta Chaudhri filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Prianka Chaudhri to Proposed Name: Prianka Aria Chaudhri 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: 3/28/11 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 birth certificate to the hearing. Date: January 27, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0139608 Title Order No. 10-8499907 Investor/Insurer No. 6204888116 APN No. 007- 270-010-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GUADALUPE TABAR, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND SOHAIL A TABAR, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 06/16/2004 and recorded 06/23/04, as Instrument No. 20040239752-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 308 MOUNTAIN VIEW 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 $387,463.53. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 444660CA Loan No. 0686834888 Title Order No. 564976 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-22-2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-09-2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004-0471986- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DANIEL H SANDBERGEN, TRUSTEE OF THE DANIEL H SANDBERGEN REVOCABLE TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 9, 2004, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: SEE EXHIBIT ‘’A’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $317,255.82 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 415 TRADEWINDS COURT BAY POINT, CA 94565 APN Number: 099-200-041 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0000397 Title Order No. 09-8001054 Investor/Insurer No. 155622739 APN No. 033-430- 010-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARY LUMB, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/19/2006 and recorded 09/26/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0303503-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 38 RENOIR 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 $436,014.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3895710 02/04/2011, 02/- 11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0066972 Title Order No. 09-8195735 Investor/Insurer No. 461191008 APN No. 037-490- 023-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by, DUSTIN YOCUM, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 06/- 25/2007 and recorded 07/06/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0194507- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1305415-02 APN: 035- 404-004-0 TRA: 19-023 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4443 REF: Burgess, Steven IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 24, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0274058-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Steven R Burgess, a Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 851 Almond Dr Oakley CA 945612107 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $276,297.25. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 31, 2011. (R-364202 02/04/11, 02/- 11/11, 02/18/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1305988-02 APN: 041- 210-0356 TRA: 19006 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3542 REF: Glenn, Dianne N IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 29, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 07, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005- 0339501-00 in book XX,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0026579 Title Order No. 10-8108137 Investor/Insurer No. 093046758 APN No. 037-232- 003-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ANTHONY W. LIVERMORE AND KELLIE J. LIVERMORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 05/17/2005 and recorded 05/24/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0184724-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 911 ALMADEN CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $424,159.39. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 26/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3893953 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1286086-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX0075 TRA: 19-020 REF: FLORES, AVERY UNINS APN: 037-381-001-9 Property Address: 1304 WALNUT MEADOWS DRIVE, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 21, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On February 24, 2011, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 28, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007’c2’ac008983900, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: AVERY FLORES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK 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 CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1304 WALNUT MEADOWS 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $343,809.01. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730- 2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 04, 2011 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: -- Authorized Signature ASAP# 3885256 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 27/2011 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 holders 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# 3873817 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

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 $155,305.27. 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. DATED: 02/- 03/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3862710 02/04/2011, 02/- 11/2011, 02/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

sell on 02/- 25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1434 DRAKE 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 $394,215.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 28/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3861169 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1289976-11 APN: 034- 360-0631 TRA: 19-200 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0995 REF: Jardine, Shane IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 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. On February 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 03, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0246454-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Shane Jardine and Jusette Jardine Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 423 Acacia 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $470,258.74. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 24, 2011. (R-366555 02/04/11, 02/- 11/11, 02/18/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sandra Kane, 608 Santander Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sandra Kane FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0128 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sandra Kane filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kenedy Jude Garcia Kane to Proposed Name: Minnesoda Whiloh Kane 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: 3/21/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 24, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0134132 Title Order No. 10-8477993 Investor/Insurer No. 1694117805 APN No. 035- 671-007-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/22/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TERRY L. MILLER AND DAWN M. MILLER, dated 10/22/2003 and recorded 11/06/- 03, as Instrument No. 2003- 0548096-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of

Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4615 DUARTE AVENUE, 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 $214,941.71. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 19/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3859662 01/21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/- 2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1304430-02 APN: 013- 310-0222 TRA: 10 001 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0646 REF: Johnson, Troy L IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 27, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 17, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 06, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0065509-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Troy L Johnson and Laura L Johnson, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 845 Boltzen Ct Brentwood CA 94513- 6322 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance

of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $646,241.34. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 26, 2011. (R-363665 01/28/11, 02/- 04/11, 02/11/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011 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 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: MICHAEL C. ROESBERY INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2700 HILLCREST AVENUE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Type of license(s) Applied for: 20-Off-Sale Beer And Wine Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 22, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ORBIUM INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 6580 LONE TREE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-5257 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47-On-Sale General Eating Place Brentwood Press No. Publish Date(s): January 21, 28, February 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000686-00 The name of the business (es): LOTUS RECOVERY Located at: 870 CARIBOU TERRACE In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Debra Vansant, 870 Caribou Terrace, 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: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000118-00 The name of the business (es): Woods Harbor Located at: 3307 Wells Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 202, Bethel Island, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mickey R. Fox, Sr., 3545 Catalina Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; Carlos A. Lopez, 1174 Seminary Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621; Mayilyn J. Slack, 3545 Catalina Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/6/11. Signature of registrant: Mickey R. Fox, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-398586-VF Order #: 100658937-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/30/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RICHARD TURNAGE AND AUTUMN TURNAGE Recorded: 2/7/2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0025776-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 22/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $343,993.70 The purported property address is: 2343 MEGAN DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 041- 280-035-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Timothy Wayne Snider, Jr., 1161 Tropicana Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Timothy Wayne Snider, Jr. FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0131 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Timothy Wayne Snider, Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Timothy Wayne Snider, Jr. (AKA) Timothy W. Snider to Proposed Name: Timothy Cooper 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: 3/15/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 20, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0142422 Title Order No. 10-8511325 Investor/Insurer No. 1692568086 APN No. 035- 414-018-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/01/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JUAN ORNELAS AND BLANCA L. ORNELAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 07/- 01/2003 and recorded 07/08/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0322637- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1403 TEAL COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0134206 Title Order No. 10-8478057 Investor/Insurer No. 1699509915 APN No. 037- 123-009-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JAIME LUNA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 08/03/2005 and recorded 08/12/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0303304-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5210 MARTIN STREET, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $403,169.67. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3857118 01/21/2011, 01/- 28/2011, 02/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 21, 28, February 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0141448 Title Order No. 10-8505126 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-425-012-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/01/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BILL J WHITNEY AND KIMBERLY DUQUE WHITNEY, dated 09/01/- 2005 and recorded 09/07/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0339140-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0139495 Title Order No. 10-8500003 Investor/Insurer No. 1700818724 APN No. 037- 480-058-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TRU NGUYEN AND HONG DUONG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/07/2006 and recorded 03/16/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0080594-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 36 PUFFIN CIR, OAKLEY, CA, 945611620. 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 $406,370.25. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 28/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3860770 01/28/2011, 02/- 04/2011, 02/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 28, February 4, 11, 2011

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Feb. 4 Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800733-2767.

Antioch Library Book Sale The Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., holds a book sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and tomorrow from noon-5 p.m. Come in and browse through thousands of gently used books, videos and audio books on sale for $1. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Saturday, Feb. 5 Voices in Harmony Voices in Harmony, Northern California’s Premier Men’s A Cappella Chorus, performs at 2 p.m. in the Liberty High School Performing Arts Center in Brentwood. Tickets ($15 general admission; $12 for senior and students) may be purchased at the door or at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call 925-516-7671.

E-mail calendar listings to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post your events anytime at www.thepress.net.

Hoops Unlimited Hoops Unlimited, Oakley’s only nonprofit 1112-year-old boys’ basketball organization, has openings for serious players. Practice is held Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the O’Hara Park School gymnasium. For more information, call 925-813-1258 or e-mail hoops_unlimited@ yahoo.com.

Youth Tee Ball The Youth Tee Ball Baseball League is seeking boys and girls 3-6 to sign up for this fun program. All games are played in Antioch. For more information or to register, visit www.alloutsportsleague.com or call 925-203-5626.

Delta Diamondbacks The 10U Delta Diamondbacks are looking for a travel-ball player. For a tryout or more information, call 925-548-9704.

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

Feel the Beat and Party Hearty

iPlay Youth Volleyball

The American Heart Association and Red Dress Campaign for women’s heart health invite the public to a Zumba dance party fundraiser from 3-5 p.m. at Delta Valley Athletic Club, 120 Guthrie Lane in Brentwood. For more information, call 510-604-2216.

The iPlay Youth Volleyball League holds registration for the winter session through May 5. Spring season tryouts are held March 26-May 21. For more information, call 925-250-8383.

Monday, Feb. 7 Seminar at Eskaton Lodge Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood sponsors a monthly seminar – Protecting Your Retirement Nest Egg and Practical Alternatives to Long Term Care Insurance – in the Resource Room, 450 John Muir Parkway, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For reservations or more information, call 925-516-8006.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 Listen to the Experts John Muir Health’s Listen to the Expert series explores General Foot Care, featuring Dr. John Scivally, from 1-2:15 p.m. at The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road in Antioch. Light snacks will be provided. RSVP by Feb. 5 to David Ferrier at 925-754-7772.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 East County United Soccer Club The East County United Soccer Club holds tryouts for U12 girls born after July 31, 1999 from 6-8 p.m. at Freedom High School. Future tryout dates are Feb. 10, 16 and 17. For registration or more information, call 925-550-8238.

Thursday, Feb. 10 Open Mic Thursday Celebrate love in all its forms at 6:30 p.m. for Open Mic night at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. This event is free, but all are encouraged to support The Game with a purchase of food or drink. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Sign-ups Delta Youth Soccer League Delta Youth Soccer League holds tryouts for U12 girls and boys with birthdates between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2000 at the Antioch Youth Sports Complex on Feb. 5, 12 and 13. Girls try out from 9:30-11 a.m.; boys from noon1:30 p.m. For a map and directions, visit www. eteamz.com/aysc/locations.

its 2011 Relay for Life on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Heritage High School cafeteria, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. For more information, call Wanda Zimmerman at 925-513-1361 or visit www.relayforlife.org/ brentwoodca.

Liberty Boosters Crab Feed This year’s event, held Saturday, Feb. 12 from 611 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood, features all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread plus a no-host bar serving beer and wine. Tony D’Errico caters the event and local band Sixstrings provides music for dancing the night away. For tickets, call 925-852-9213.

Christian Meditation Workshop An introductory workshop on Centering Prayer will be offered by Contemplative Outreach on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 500 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-6341893.

Girl Scout Service Project Girl Scout Daisy Troop 31510 of Discovery Bay holds a recycling drive, collecting clean bottles and cans now through Feb. 16. To make a donation, make arrangements for a pickup or for more information, call 925-565-4201.

Ongoing

All Out Volleyball

Bingo Night

The All Out Youth Volleyball League in Antioch is accepting online sign-ups for children 8-16 at www.alloutsportsleague.com. For more information, call 925-203-5626.

The first number is called at 7 p.m. for the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes Council 10414 Bingo Night. Bingo continues every second Saturday through Nov. 13. The $20 or $30 buy-in includes dinner. The payout is $100; $150 for the special payout. For more information, call 925-625-2610.

Friendly Visitors Needed Friendly Visitors is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers 18 and older to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. Share a cup of tea, watch a movie, play cards or take a walk together. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org or call 925937-8311.

Brentwood Recreation Registration The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration through Feb. 18 for Girls ASA Fast Pitch Softball, ages 6-13, plus registrations for boys and girls 5-8 for Pee Wee Baseball. To register or for more information, call 925-516-5444.

All Out Basketball & Cheer The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-282-4986 or visit www.alloutsportsleague.com.

Nor Cal Softball Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 15-18 for its summer 2011 season. For more information, call 925-584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/ norcalsoftball1.

On the Horizon Heart to Heart Ball An Elderly Wish Foundation holds its Heart to Heart Ball, featuring an elegant dinner dance and silent auction, on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 5:30-11:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For tickets ($60), call 925-978-1883 or e-mail info@elderlywish.org.

Brentwood Relay for Life Rally The American Cancer Society holds a rally for

Quit Smoking Sutter Delta Medical Center presents a free Quit Smoking Today seminar with Oncology Resource Nurse Suzanne Much on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Get the information and support you need to succeed. To sign-up or for more information, call 925-779-3613.

Cub Scout Pack 152 All boys age 6-11 (grades one through five) are welcome to join Pack 152, which meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Vintage Parkway Elementary School, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. For more information, e-mail beede63@aol.com or visit www.oakleycubscoutspack152.clubspaces.com.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. The group is open to those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No membership dues or reservations are needed. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Cancer Support This free support group for people with cancer meets Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925-933-0107.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., Kaiser Hospital Deer Valley in Antioch holds a 12-step program for those who are overweight, underweight or obsessed with food or body size and would like to maintain a healthy weight. For more information, call 925-516-7798 or 925513-3015.

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Rises from page 7B ed the plays and executed the press well.” The win advanced Deer Valley’s record to 11-6 overall (3-0 BVAL); Heritage fell to 146 overall (3-1 BVAL). The Patriots jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Wolverines had the hotter hand in the second quarter. Deer Valley led 27-24 at halftime, when Anger told his squad that they needed to work harder to create points off turnovers. “It takes four quarters to win a game, and I think we put it all together,” said senior forward Kayla Alexander, who scored eight. “We just knew what we came here to do.” Heritage struggled from both the field and the free throw line in the third quarter, scoring just two points. On the other side of the court, the Wolverines had no such problems, putting up 23 points and effectively distancing themselves from the host Patriots. Facing some of Deer Valley’s backups, Heritage did mount an impressive comeback effort. Led by rubber-tough sophomore guard Erin Asher, the Patriots were able to trim a 24point margin to 13. Asher netted 17 of her 23 points in that final quarter. Sophomore center Sabrina Engelstad and sophomore forward Ali Ramirez each scored nine points. Anger said he circled this game on his schedule long ago. After a rough preseason, the Wolverines looked forward to seeing what the Patriots could offer. Heritage owns the best overall record in the league so far, though the team fields just two seniors – guards Alex Grant and Jackie Davis. Much of the offense is run through Asher and Engelstad. Tamony commended her team for hanging tough in the first half. “They’re the top dog until somebody knocks them off, and that’s our goal,” Tamony said. Both sides are looking forward to the rematch – Feb. 15 in Antioch. The Wolverines intend to continue their stretch of BVAL dominance while the Patriots want to show that they’ve got what it takes to knock the defending champs off their throne. “Heritage is that game we pointed to,” Anger said. “We know they’re well-coached and Lexy does a good job. We felt like this was an important game. We lost here last year. We wanted to make sure we had that back.” Deer Valley also took the junior varsity game 71-50. Jasmin Foresburg led the Wolverines with 16 points; Jordan Nicola put up the same amount for Heritage. Liberty 43, Antioch 33 Liberty junior center Bernadette Fong nearly outscored Antioch as the Lions managed a 43-33 win, aided by Fong’s 23 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman guard Maranne Johnson led the Panthers with 16 points. Liberty (11-8, 2-2 BVAL) travels to Pittsburg on Friday; Antioch (4-16, 0-4 BVAL) faces Deer Valley on the road. Pittsburg 76, Freedom 28 Pittsburg thumped Freedom on Friday night, coming away with a 76-28 victory. Pirates junior forward Keshia Ward netted a game-high 20 points. Senior forward Terri Powell contributed 10 more. Sophomore guard Caroline Calbonero led the Falcons with eight points. Pittsburg (10-10, 3-1 BVAL) hosts Liberty on Friday; Freedom (6-14, 0-4) goes to Heritage.


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