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by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer According to the World Health Organization, someone on the planet dies of hunger every 3.6 seconds. And each year, 15 million of those are children. “Can you imagine?” said Brentwood resident Deborah Melander. “My little girl can’t believe that kids can actually die because they don’t have enough food. She can’t believe it’s even possible.” But the sobering statistics say otherwise. Yet through the efforts of national organizations such as Kids Against Hunger (KAH), Melander and others are working to make the possible, impossible. KAH is a food-aid organization whose mission is to feed starving children in the United States and abroad. The group operates approximately 80 satellite food-packing sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. This month, Melander – along with Sherri Leal, organizer of the KAH Pleasanton chapter – plans to package and ship 50,000 of the nonprofit organization’s pre-made meals to the children of Haiti. And they’re inviting the public to help. For a $25 donation, participants can sign up to pack 100 meals, or they can drop by and pack one bag of food for $1.50. The meals are dehydrated vitamin-fortified soy-rice casseroles that cook up in boiling water and contain a day’s worth of protein. “This is a really cool program, and it’s

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The Kids Against Hunger organization will send 50,000 meals to Haiti later this month. something that is very doable for our kids locally,” said Melander, who also organizes the local Treasure Box program that sells namebrand boxes of food at discount rates. “Kids can come in and bring us their quarters and box up and decorate a package themselves. It’s something they can see the benefit of right away, and that makes them feel really good.” The food packets are scheduled to be delivered to Haiti at the end of March via Project Handclasp – a U.S. Navy program that transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by America’s private sector aboard Navy ships. “I’m so excited about this Brentwood project,” said Leal, who has packaged KAH items for children in Mexico, Africa and the Philippines. “We’re concentrating on Haiti right now because the need is so great, but also because the Navy has boots there on the ground to

make sure the packages are delivered and don’t sit on the loading docks. We have people there to make sure it gets hand delivered.” Those interested in participating in the two-day packing project are encouraged to bring their friends, family, coworkers, Scout troop, school friends or anyone they feel might want to help. The Brentwood packing event will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Towne Center Plaza, 1185 Second St., Suite H. To sign up or learn more about the event, call Juanita Brownell at 925-634-6050 or email jbrownell@dslextreme.com. For more information about the Kids Against Hunger program, call Sherri Leal at 925-400-7201 or e-mail sherri@kidsaginsthungrpleasanton. org. To donate online, go to www.kidsagainsthungerpleasanton.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

If you know of an East County senior – a family member, neighbor or fellow church member – who could use a friend, you’re encouraged to refer them to the Friendly Visitors program. Loneliness and isolation can impact nutrition, independence and over-all health, and accelarate the aging process. The Friendly Visitor Program was created to support the aging community and provide vital companionship in the form of one-hour weekly in-home visits. Friendly Visitors are dependable and caring volunteers who project a positive spirit. They’re screened, trained and matched with seniors who share similar interests. The Friendly Visitors Program is operated through Meals on Wheels by Senior Outreach Services, a private, nonprofit agency supporting seniors in Contra Costa County since 1968. To learn more about the Friendly Visitors Program, call Susannah Meyer at 925-937-8311, ext. 130, e-mail smeyer@mowsos.org or visit www.mowsos.org.


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Foreverland, a widely acclaimed Michael Jackson tribute ensemble, is coming to Antioch to benefit Relay For Life.

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MJ tribute helps Relay Take a trip with Foreverland on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre to raise money for this year’s Brentwood Relay For Life. Based in San Francisco, the 14-piece ensemble was formed in March of 2009 to honor Jackson’s musical genius and legendary showmanship. Rather than be limited by an MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band’s unique approach is to celebrate the larger-than-life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a worldwide event that celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the

disease. Relay teams camp out at a local high school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team puts a representative on the track at all times. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Brentwood’s event will be held in June. Tickets are $40 for preferred seating; $30 for adults and $25 for seniors (62 and older) and youth (17 and under). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the El Campanil ticket office, 604 W. Second St. in Antioch, next door to the theater. The office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before showtime. Tickets are also available by phone at 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

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Magnificent memorial FORECLOSURES TO PEAK THIS YEAR? Once again, I’ve heard on “good authority” that the banks are about to release a whole bunch of foreclosed properties on the market. The problem is, I’ve had this same report from the same source the last two years, and the huge tsunami of REO properties never materialized. So I’m starting to doubt my source... I don’t doubt that they believe they are telling me the truth. It’s just that there are too many factors at work here, all the way up to the very highest levels of government. But it’s not just my source, I’m reading this in all kinds of real estate reports, that the pressure is building, and they are really going to do it this year, so get ready! This is quite a bit like the story of the boy who cried “Wolf!” and the townspeople tuned him out. But there is something critically important about that story that people tend to forget--at the end of the story, the wolf DOES show up! Delinquencies remain stubbornly high. Loan mod programs are still only

ntioch Riverview Garden Club’s pick for Garden of the Month is the Victory Highway Cactus Garden located at the entrance to the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Dedicated May 31, 1926, the memorial commemorates servicemen and women lost during World War I. Members of the garden club later planted and continue to maintain the cactus garden surrounding the memorial. Monthly garden club meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Antioch Public Library.

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Public Workshop Announcement Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 pm Prewett Family Park & Community Center • 4701 Lone Tree Way • Antioch, CA 94509

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is preparing a Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide future management of the Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area (Contra Loma), which includes Contra Loma Regional Park and Antioch Community Park. The March 3 workshop is another chance to help guide the future management of recreational uses and natural, cultural, and water resources at Contra Loma. As workshop participants, you will have the opportunity to: • Learn about the process and timeline for Contra Loma planning and environmental review • Understand how community input has helped inform the process to date • Provide input on possible future actions and how they relate to uses, including recreation • Identify additional opportunities for improving resource management and recreational experiences at Contra Loma The continued success of Contra Loma management depends on your involvement. Attend the workshop to share your thoughts and ideas! For more information about the public workshop or to RSVP, please contact Christine Lim at 415-391-7900, clim@kearnswest.com or visit www.ebparks.org/planning#contraloma. For more information about the RMP process, please contact Sheryl Carter at 559-487-5299, scarter@usbr.gov.

marginally successful, and the fall-out rate is still quite high. Unemployment is still high, and house prices haven’t “bounced back” to their prior levels. There is no easy answer to our real estate mess. Either the banks are going to continue to delay foreclosures when they can, hoping things “get better.” Meanwhile they are papering over their losses with the government knowingly looking the other way. Or they will go ahead and start foreclosing in masse, which will tank the market further. Neither option is a great one. My guess is they will foreclose on a certain percentage of their most seriously delinquent loans, and then keep “kicking the can” down the road on the rest. Welcome to the “muddle-through” real estate market for the next few years. 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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Old dogs enter golden years of rusty gears JD’s about to turn 12. His hardcore hiking days are nearly done. It won’t be long before his old bones can’t take the pounding, before he feels an unfamiliar twinge in those Jack Russell sinews signaling the end of his time on the trail. If it’s any consolation, my old TAKE IT friend, I’m headed in UTSIDE the same direction. I don’t take JD out for the companionship; I’ve been hiking solo all my life. Fact is, his need for water breaks and sniffing excursions GER slows me down. On ERICKSON hot days he’ll drag me over to a shady spot and sprawl for a couple minutes, his tongue protruding past his canines like a lurid pink gangplank. I don’t take him for the primal vibe. Were the urge to grab a spear and take a domesticated hunting companion out to catch the scent of a saber-toothed tiger in my mental cards, the jangling of tags on JD’s collar would tend to dispel the reverie. I take him because he loves going … anywhere. Time was when JD’d scramble out of the car at the trailhead, clamp the leash with his teeth, shake it till his head nearly popped off, and scamper away with a growl and a grin. I was happy to indulge his Alpha philosophy: Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t in the lead, the scenery never changes. But when I took him to Mt. Diablo last week, he exited the vehicle like a former Olympic gymnast – from the Rome games in ’60. He stuck the landing with remarkable grace for his age but didn’t earn any medals. He hit the trailhead at a trot, not the reckless gallop of his prime.

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JD catches a breather atop Meteor Hill overlooking Mt. Diablo’s Donner Canyon. Secretariat put out to pasture. We hopped off-trail and trudged up a formation I call Meteor Hill. A few years ago he’d give me that “are we there yet?” look after three miles. Now it’s a mile. The first hint he’s done for the day: he falls behind. Oh, he can keep up; he’s simply

suggesting a different direction – back. I stop to savor the scenery and he starts retracing our steps. Then his tether runs out. Sorry, Jack. Your pack leader isn’t ready to pack it in just yet. One reason I choose off-trail routes is JD’s paws. Make that four reasons. Like

the tread on old tires, his pads are wearing down. Grass goes easier on those aging tootsies than the hard dirt of the trail. Even a few years ago, when it became clear on our descent from Eagle Peak that his feet were killing him, I portaged him over the rocky passages like a kayak over sandbars – and gave thanks he wasn’t a 70pound Lab. Now, as the canine equivalent of me at 80, he’d be hard-pressed pull off Eagle Peak in the first place. Once upon a time, a hike with the hound required extra vigilance. A ground squirrel would scurry across the trail and JD’d be after him like a heat-seeking missile. He’d also be a handful when we’d run across another dog – straining at the leash, ignoring my reasoned directives. It was hard to blame him. Were I the domesticated minion of a more intelligent being (and what married man isn’t?) and spotted another human on the trail, I’d go bonkers, too. But now JD’s as mellow as Grandpa out for a round of golf. I watch his ears flop merrily along and feel a pang of sadness. Since the first canine was domesticated some 14,000 years ago, our dogs have become so intricately intertwined with us that they’ve lost their beasthood. Condemned to the limbo between their ancestors and their tamers, they can’t fend for themselves in the wild; can’t open a can of Alpo. And yet … something about JD strikes the wild chord. “One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human,” wrote Loren Eiseley. My old hound might lack the wariness of the coyote and the lethality of the cougar. He might lack the selfsufficiency of every creature giving us a wide berth in the wild places. He might lack the jauntiness of his youth. What he see Outside page 9A


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Jacket Chan buzzes into Adams by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

He doesn’t know martial arts or star in major motion pictures, but Jacket Chan has fans at Adams Middle School. In an effort to boost school spirit, the video productions class sponsored a name-the-mascot contest earlier this month, inviting students to chime in with suggestions for the mascot’s new name. A list of potential names was narrowed down to five choices, which included Buzz and Sting – also appropriate names for the Adams’ yellowjacket, and the student body voted during their morning advisory class. Jacket Chan is an Adams Middle School take on Jackie Chan, the actor known for movies such as “Rush Hour,” “Shanghai Noon” and the 2010 update of “The Karate Kid.” The whole idea began when the video productions class decided to run a spotthe-mascot contest during the morning announcements broadcast as a way to encourage students to pay attention to important reminders. As part of the contest, the yellowjacket is hidden somewhere on screen and classes are asked to call in once they spot it. The contest was unanimously supported by the video productions class, which produces the morning announcements, but the contest also raised questions: who is this mascot, anyway? “The students wanted to know if the yellowjacket had a name,” said Productions Advisor Patrick Rockenbaugh. “I didn’t know if the mascot had a name, so I asked around, but no one seemed to know. So I went to Leadership Advisor Laura Bascom and she told me the mascot was named Buzz. “The students thought they could come up with a name with more personality, so we started the contest, and they chose Jacket Chan. It won by a margin

Outside from page 8A radiates in abundance is abandonment to the moment, total immersion in every sight, sound and scent in that realm I visit, at times, in a haze of human awareness that my tether is running out, too. I watch him bob and weave up the trail, head down, and wonder what scents he’s catching. Boasting 25 times my olfactory receptors, he could teach me a thing or two about East County ecosystems. Suddenly he stops, cocks his head and lifts a paw. He doesn’t seem to be looking anywhere; just listening. His auditory reach extends to 45,000 Hz; mine to 23,000 at best. In some ways – in the most meaningful ways – he’ll always be a better hiker than his master. Maybe that’s why, when I first pull out the leash and utter the incantatory “outside,” he still whines, yaps and whirls like a dervish. He has no vision of the ordeal ahead; no grasp of his mortality. His imagination extends to memories of sights, sounds and scents – and days in the sun with another old dog. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

of about 60 percent. The students really liked that one. Sting was also popular, but it didn’t stand a chance.” Adams eighth-grader Nicole Loeffler spearheaded the project. “We’re trying to do a lot of new things with the morning announcements so that students will watch the show. We thought the namethe-mascot contest would be fun. The students voted in their advisory classes and now our mascot is Jacket Chan. It’s a really unique name.” Through the mascot-naming process, students were able to interact with the show, and Loeffler hopes that more stu-

dents will be inclined to watch the show each morning instead of daydreaming and missing out on campus news. But Jacket Chan’s reign is uncertain. Rockenbaugh is suggesting that every three years, a new name is picked by the next group of students that pass through Adams, allowing each group to customize its own school spirit. Principal Scott Vernoy said he accepts the students’ decision to name the mascot Jacket Chan. “It was students’ choice. It’s not the name I would have gone with, but there’s nothing wrong with that.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Student art headed ‘Variegated’ at Vintage for Washington, D.C. Each piece can be no larger than 28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame. Acceptable media for artwork includes paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.); drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers); collages; prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints); mixed media (use of more than two medias such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.); computer-generated art; and photography. A panel of judges will select the winning entries and their decision will be announced at a special ceremony and exhibit to be held at Tracy’s Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. The contest is open to all high school students who reside in the 11th District. Artwork is due by April 22 and can be submitted at either of Congressman McNerney’s district offices: 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7 in Stockton or 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175 in Pleasanton. Students and teachers interested in the Congressional Art Competition should call Cheri Clasen at McNerney’s Pleasanton office at 925-7370727 for further guidelines and information.

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High school students with a flair for creating art are invited to submit their work to Congressman McNerney, who represents California’s 11th District (including Brentwood and Discovery Bay) for entry in the national 2011 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s work will be displayed in the halls of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. “I encourage high school students from throughout the 11th District to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said McNerney. “Each time I walk to the Capitol, I pass by the collection of student artwork, and I’m always impressed by the level of talent and quality of work. I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.” The grand-prize winner from the 11th District will be flown with a guest to Washington D.C. to attend an awards ceremony in June. The second-, third- and fourth-place winners’ work will be displayed in one of Congressman McNerney’s three offices, located in Washington, Stockton and Pleasanton. Artwork must be two-dimensional and weigh no more than 15 pounds.

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t Vintage Parkway’s recent spelling bee, the winning word was “variegated.” The top competitors, from left, are first-place winner Ethan Dike, second-place winner Marina Miles and third-place winner Marissa Melton. Ethan will go on to represent Vintage Parkway in the Contra Costa County’s Scripp’s Spelling Bee at the end of March.

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New perspective on Citizen of the Year I had written about Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year every year for 15 straight years, but it all came to a screeching halt after Gene Clare in 2009. Gene, like those who preceded him, was easy to write about because of the man he is. He was actually even easier ON than most because EADLINE he fell off his roof just before his selection and got picked anyway. But then, in 2010, they picked me. There was plenty to write about, from the fact that I was RICK humbled by the highLEMYRE est honor I’d ever received, to the fabulous dinner in January with family and friends, to the fact that my dad left his convertible’s top down as he conveyed me through The Streets of Brentwood in a rain-drenched parade in November. I just couldn’t write about myself, but I figured that’d be OK. But when it came time to write about this year’s selection, Jeff Schults, a man I greatly respect and whom I

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had nominated, the words still wouldn’t come. Maybe it was my new perspective, having been named to that assemblage of do-gooders myself. It also might have been due to my linear thinking: It’s tough to go to work on Chapter 17 when Chapter 16 was never written. I met Jeff about a decade ago, around the time he retired and threw himself full-time into helping other people. I still know relatively little about his career, his family or even his passion for snow skiing – I mostly know him as a stalwart community supporter who can always be counted on. Over and over and over again, he has been a go-to guy for me and virtually any other charitable effort he found out about. Since meeting him, and after working with him on countless projects, I’ve come to think of Jeff as a steady-asshe-goes kind of guy, one I’ve never seen rush around but who still somehow manages to show up everywhere. His round, beaming face and constant mantra of “It’s all good, dude” have defused more than one tense situation, and made him one of the guys about which people say things like “Oh, good – Jeff

LETTERS Basketfuls of thanks Editor: On behalf of the board of directors of the Brentwood Regional Community Chest, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the local residents who helped make the 2010 Community Chest Holiday Food Basket and Gift distribution another hugely successful event. This year, as in the past few, we have seen the needs of the community grow. Every year the growth in community support is proven out by the num-

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in line, and the volunteers. You do truly represent your motto of Service Above Self. To all of the local businesses, employees and owners who contribute selflessly to the cause by both time and donations, thank you! To Officer Roger Wilson and the Brentwood Police Explorer Post: thank you for making the event efficient and safe. We would like to specifically acknowledge both Winco Foods for its continued contribution to the cause in both food and staff time in loading the

large trucks on Saturday morning, and the merchants and management of The Streets of Brentwood. This year, the merchants of The Streets of Brentwood contributed several thousand dollars to the cause. Collectively, they have shown their dedication to our community. A special thanks to Tracey Nobil for spearheading those efforts at the Streets. We will see you again next holiday season. Kevin King Co-president Brentwood Regional Community Chest

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is here” when they see him coming. Jeff doesn’t just make life easier for those who benefit from his good works; he makes it easier for people whom he works with performing those works. Of course, he’s also a valuable volunteer to have around because he drives a pickup truck, although he’s more often seen riding that little three-wheeled thing of

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ber of residents that make the Friday night packaging event and the Saturday basket distribution a “Family Event.” For members of the board, the payback for the efforts is achieved by simply watching parents and their children (of all ages) help in the bagging of gifts and food for those less fortunate. You all contribute to the success of this program – thank you! We both need and greatly appreciate your efforts. To the members of the Brentwood Rotary Club: thank you for braving the pre-dawn hours to prepare and serve a warm breakfast to both those waiting

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his. But no matter how he gets there, he always gets there. Like every Citizen of the Year, Jeff deserves a hearty pat on the back for what he’s done – Relay For Life, PAL, the Liberty Ed Foundation, Brentwood Regional Community Chest, Rotary, Kiwanis and plenty more. He’s made a tremendous impact on the organizations he’s worked with as well as their beneficiaries, and it’s pretty clear things just wouldn’t be the same around here without him. So thank you, Jeff, for your work and your leadership and for pitching in whenever you’re asked. I’m proud to call you my friend and be part of a community that places a high value on the things a Citizen of the Year does. You’ve been reliable, inspirational, helpful, fun and flexible (except, perhaps, in the occasional opinion). You’ve done a lot of things for a lot of people, but I’m willing to bet that overcoming writer’s block is not one of the things you’ve helped someone with before, but now you have. And you didn’t even fall off a roof to do it. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Aug. 15, 1935-Jan. 22, 2011 Brentwood resident Carl Cantwell went home to the Lord after several months of bodily weakness, which he faced with a powerful spirit of love and confidence in his Savior. His testament to the grace of God touched and enriched many, both through the way he lived his life and the way he faced his death. Carl was born in Billings, Mont. and moved with his family to Oakland while he was a toddler. He graduated from Oakland’s Fremont High School and Laney College with a diploma in photography. Carl worked for 20 years as a camera expert and later for Alameda County as a draftsman. He has lived for 20 years in Contra Costa County. Carl was an active volunteer in many and varied Brentwood activities such as a trained peer counselor for Brentwood Delta Community Services, Inc., serving others at Brentwood Senior Center, and was on the resident councils at Sycamore Gardens and Eskaton Lodge. He organized activities at Neighborhood Church and was active in classes at the Brentwood Church of Christ, where he was a member for the last five years. Carl was devoted to finding his Lord for more than 50 years. He is survived by one daughter and many friends. Graveside services were held Feb. 16 at Union Cemetery in Brentwood. Friends are also invited to a Celebration of Remembrance on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. in Eskaton Lodge, 450 John Muir Parkway in Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carl’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Charles Richard “Pa” Cudney was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Flint, Mich. He left us on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. A longtime Oakley resident, Charles retired as a senior building inspector from Contra Costa County in 1995 and relocated to Kingman, where he has lived the past 16 years. Charles was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, where he served as a cryptographer during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct and Sharpshooters medals. Pa was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a longtime member of the Kingman Bass Club and a site steward for the Bureau of Land Management. Charles is survived by his brother, Robert Cudney, and wife, Dorothy; sister, Marge Uric of Michigan; his wife of 49 years, Carol; his sons, Russell (Mary) of Oakley, Michael (April) of Arizona and Loren of Antioch; his daughter, Cari Lynn Leary (John) of North Carolina; and the pride of his life, his 13 grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, George and Maxine Cudney; his brother Loren, and sister Jean.

Walter E. Fitzgerald May 14, 1940-Feb. 6, 2011 Born in Pocahontas, Iowa, Walter passed away peacefully in his Brentwood home as a result of a heart-related illness. He was 70. Walter was a retired Contra Costa County deputy sheriff.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lorie and Ed Fitzgerald, and brothers Ray m o n d and John Fitzgerald. H i s son, Douglas, and d a u g h ter-in-law, Mona of Concord; d a u g h t e r, Sandra, and son-in-law, John Sawatzky of Brentwood; grandsons, Randal and Shawn Mori; brothers, Glenn, Russell and Robert; sisters, Lois Stewart, Marjorie Bancroft, Roberta Carbaugh and Phoebe Williamson, will always love him and miss him greatly. Walter served his country in the U.S. Army and Navy as a communications and radar technician. He spent many years as a reserve police officer until becoming a full-time Contra Costa County deputy sheriff in 1967. He received many awards during his 26 years of service, including Deputy of the Year in 1992. Walter was well respected both on and off duty. Walt cherished his family, friends and life. He was happiest enjoying the company of family and friends and playing poker while 10-7OD. A Life Celebration with family and friends will be held at his daughter’s

home, 830 Camino Diablo in Brentwood, on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 100 Montgomery St., #1650, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Scott D. Wright June 16, 1960-Jan. 25, 2011 Longtime Antioch resident Scott D. Wright passed away on Jan. 25 after losing his battle with lung cancer. He was born on June 16, 1960 in Portland, Ore. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and was a Raiders fan. He worked for Montgomery Roofing for many years. Scott is survived by his mother, Janice Rudolph; and was predeceased by his father, Gary Wright. He is also survived by his children: Scotty, Cassie, Chad and Nathan Wright; brother Steve Wright; sisters: Peggy Toomer, Michelle Alexander and Theresa Bradshaw; one grandchild, four nieces and three nephews; and longtime girlfriend, Sue Peterson. A memorial will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Delta Hawaii Clubhouse, 875 Stoneman Ave. in Pittsburg.

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Volunteering in Antioch The community of Antioch has recently enjoyed a groundswell of support from residents who wish to contribute to their community. In response, city officials have provided this list of organizations that offer volunteer opportunities locally. City boards, commissions and ad-hoc committees Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ boardscommissions.htm. Volunteers in Police Service (ViPS) Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ vips_program.htm, call Lt. Robin Kelley at 925-779-6878 or e-mail kelley@ ci.antioch.ca.us. Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) E-mail Dennis Jeglum at dkj837@ comcast.net. Neighborhood Watch Program Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police/ neighborhood_watch.htm. Animal Services Volunteers Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police/ antiochanimalsvcs. Neighborhood Clean-up Program Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police/

Volunteers from page 3A “People are contacting me for applications or they’ve had trouble reaching someone at the police station because they have limited hours,” Gougeon said. “It seems like I’ve kind of been the go-between in making those connections, which is really, really good.” Many of the residents who attended that TBA forum went to the revitalized Saturday cleanup the next day, picking up trash at Meadow Creek Park. Antioch resident Alan Bayson, on his 49th birthday, surprised his family, who thought he was taking them out to breakfast, by contributing to the volunteer effort at the cleanup. “I’ve always been reading the police bulletins and it happened to fall on my birthday, so I was excited to surprise my family and not tell them till the very last minute what we were going to do,” said Bayson, a five-year resident of Antioch. “They enjoyed it; they had a good time.” One of the residents who helped bring the first Saturday clean up back from the R MEDA VE AWARD

community-events.htm. California Coastal Cleanup Day Visit www.art4antioch.org. Keep Antioch Beautiful Visit www.art4antioch.org. Antioch Senior Center Call Brenda Perry at 925-778-1158 or e-mail bperry@ci.antioch.ca.us. Youth Intervention Network (YIN) Visit www.emeraldconsulting.com/ theyininitiative.html. Antioch Unified School District Visit www.antioch.k12.ca.us or call 925706-4100. Volunteer coaches Call 925-776-3050. Police Activities League (PAL) Call 925-779-6875 or visit www. antiochpal.com. Police Chaplaincy Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ police/chaplaincy_program, call Lt. Robin Kelley at 925-779-6878 or e-mail rkelley@ci.antioch.ca.us. Police Explorer Program Visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police/ explorerprogram.htm.

budget cutting board, Dennis Jeglum, also heads up the Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP). Jeglum, a retired officer, drives through Antioch cleaning up the tagging, but his help is dwindling. Jeglum said that last year, 13 people went through the four-hour GAP seminar, but there are only three volunteers today, not counting him and City Councilman Gary Agopian. The program runs entirely on donations. “When we see graffiti, we stop and paint it up immediately,” Jeglum said. “By getting more volunteers, our goal is to put that truck out eight hours a day, four days a week.” Thanks to the recent surge in volunteerism, more than 10 people have signed up for this year’s orientation, to be held Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. People can also sign up to participate in GAP through the city’s website. Jeglum is also manning Keep Antioch Beautiful day, a citywide cleanup scheduled for April 23. To comment, visit www.thepress.net. MEDA L LD AWARD

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Got Sinusitis? Those annoying leg cramps by Marla Luckhardt It’s the middle of the night and I’m enjoying an entertaining Technicolor dream. My dream takes an ugly turn, however, when I feel what I’m dreaming: a harsh pain shooting through my foot and leg. I wake up to find this is no dream, and bound out of bed and walk the floor, whispering ow ow ow ow ow . I try walking off the spasms while not awakening my snoring husband. Just when I believe the pain has subsided and I get back under the blankets, the twinge starts again – and up I go. In the morning and with bloodshot eyes, I researched the cause of these awful cramps and how to stop them before they ruin a perfectly good dream sequence and crucial night of sleep. Muscle cramps are sudden and uncontrolled muscular contractions that usually start in the legs; most often in muscles that cross in the calf, foot and hamstring. They strike most often at night, causing that awful disruption of sleep. Factors that contribute to muscle cramps are dehydration, excess weight, electrolyte imbalances, muscle fatigue and medications such as statins. Changing shoe heel levels and starting a new exercise regimen can also trigger leg cramps. There doesn’t seem to be a cure for all muscle cramps, but proper hydration, regular stretching and gradual buildup to an exercise regiment will help. Ask your doctor before you begin any exercise program. As for hydration: water is life, the body needs it to survive, and the muscles are no exception. If you get one of those cramps, and jumping out of bed isn’t an option, rub, stretch and massage the cramped muscle gently with your hands and fingers.

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During the winter months, when our homes are heated with dry air, it’s important to keep our nasal passages moist. An easy way to do this is to sniff a salt solution into both sides of the nose two to four times a day. To prepare a solution of proper strength, add ¼ teaspoon of table salt to a cup of warm water and stir it until all the salt is dissolved. Sniff some from a spoon or other small container into each nostril. You can also buy prepared nasal saline products such as Ocean, Simply Saline or generic equivalents from drug stores. Such solutions can be used to wash away mucus from the membranous lining of the nasal passages and shrink swollen nasal passages. Mucus and swollen membranes can block openings of the sinuses into the nasal passages. Sinusitis will then occur if nasal bacteria infect the mucus, which can no longer drain from the blocked sinus. Treatment of sinusitis (rather than its prevention) often requires the use of antibiotics. Since research suggests that nasal saline irrigation does not significantly reduce the incidence of colds, some doctors are not enthusiastic about the treatment. But don’t confuse colds with sinusitis. Viruses cause colds, while sinusitis is a bacterial-induced complication for some colds. Irrigation of the nasal passages with saline cannot kill viruses or bacteria, but it does help reduce the incidence of sinusitis in people with a tendency to develop this common complication of colds. For more information, call Dr. Dikran Deragopian at 925-513-0100. – Courtesy of DentalSenders


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‘Pimpernel’ to steal the show The Heritage High School Rising Stars present the classic musical “The Scarlet Pimpernel” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and March 3 and 4; and at 2 p.m. on March 5. The story in set in the time of the French Revolution, when a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel snatches French aristocrats from the jaws of the guillotine. Posing in public as the foppish and decadent

Sir Percy Blakeney, the Pimpernel is part of an underground effort to free victims from Robespierre’s Reign of Terror. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just – whom the audience suspects might be a French spy and lead our hero to his doom. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. The Heritage High School Theater box office opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Kabeezy comes to Cap’s Stand up comic Kabeezy will be performing at Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, 144 Oak St. in Brentwood, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. Kabeezy is the 2009 winner of the Rooster T Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition and the 2010 San Jose Improv competition winner, besting more than 160 competitors. The Portland, Ore. native has opened for such well-known comics as Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Jr., Dat Phan, Bill Burr an Bobby Slayton. Tickets for the event are $15. For reservations, call 925-634-1025.

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Victorious from page 21A The Panthers (14-11, 7-2 BVAL) were issued two technical fouls in the final two quarters and allowed the Lions to creep back into a game that looked over by halftime, when Antioch held a 33-18 lead. The Panthers stormed to a 22-4 advantage in the first quarter, but fought to keep Liberty at arm’s length later in the game. In the end, Antioch’s senior leadership (all but two players are fourth-year athletes) and athleticism meant the difference. “It got heated, but I just like to keep calm and collected and tell my teammates to do the same thing,” said senior guard Aris Morton. “We came out with a ‘W’ and that’s all that matters.” Morton led the Panthers with 19 points. Fellow senior guard Jamaal Davis netted nine; senior guard Namuji Madoshi finished with eight points. Woolery, who was often animated Tuesday night on his side of the bench, said it was difficult trying to keep his players under control when the game grew tense. “Our whole thing all year is just lack of discipline,” Woolery said. “I think if we play how we should play, like the first few minutes of the game, then we’re fine. But we

Title from page 21A NCS team, the second was a 4-2 loss at the hands of Newark Memorial, which is seeded just ahead of Deer Valley. Within a few weeks, several Wolverine players will sign their letters of intent to play in college next year. Despite be-

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just have those lapses and we lose concentration.” The Lions (11-14, 2-7 BVAL) were able to come back, trimming the margin to as little as nine, but could never quite turn the corner. Liberty was paced by sophomore guard Brandon White, who posted a gamehigh 20 points. Senior guard Matt Sisneros, playing in his final game on the Lions home court, finished with eight. Sisneros was one of three Liberty players – along with Cole Tom and Jordan Oliver – honored before the game as part of senior night. “That was like an away game for us,” Sisneros said. “It kind of motivates me because I like that. That’s what basketball’s all about to me – just those crazy games and the energy in the gym.” Antioch hosts Freedom on Friday night; the Lions travel to Deer Valley to finish the season. Liberty came out with a win in the junior varsity game, easily taking care of Antioch 57-28. Junior Basmagian led the Lions with 12 points; Antioch’s Eddie Johnson scored a team-high seven. For video highlights, visit www. thepress.net.

Antioch senior guard Namuji Madoshi goes for a layup against Liberty on Tuesday night.

ing a senior-laden team, the Wolverines’ departing seniors feel that the team will be left in good hands: a good coach in Howliston and a strong group of underclassmen and junior varsity players. “I think it’s left with a solid skeleton,” said Ortlieb. “I don’t know who will fill in

where, but with that strong skeleton, I see them getting back to NCS.” The Wolverines began their playoff run at home against Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Should they keep winning, the No. 3 seed guarantees them at least two home games.

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“The way we’re playing, I think we have a good chance at winning and moving on,” said Howliston, who has coached at Deer Valley since 2006. “But you never know. It’s all a lottery; it’s like a new season is just starting.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Study from page 21A said. “To place third like that is really exceptional. She lost in overtime to the girl that won it, so she was right there.” Diaz has always been an athletic girl. She played basketball for Liberty for a while, but she didn’t feel as motivated playing for a team. Individual sports such as wrestling and boxing put the focus, the blame and the responsibility all on the competitor – something she craves. Diaz has always been drawn to contact sports. “LA Boxing had me fit for this, so I didn’t come in weak – I had strength,” Diaz said. “I love physical activities. I’m OK at team sports, but I do a lot better with individual sports. You can blame only yourself.” As a boxer, she’s earned high praise and respect from those at LA Boxing. The owner of the gym, Joseph Garcia, said the team only started about eight months ago, but Diaz has stepped up to lead. The team fields about 15 boxers from ages 5 to 30, who compete in exhibition matches against other local gyms. “She’s one of our strongest boxers right now, as far as determination and her fighting skills,” Garcia said. “She was not afraid to go in and engage at first. Now she’s a smart fighter.” It was Kristina’s younger sister, Nicole, who actually convinced her to step onto the mat. A seventh-grader and wrestler at Edna Hill Middle School, Nicole attended a girls wrestling camp a few months ago. Kristina watched her sister compete and started to wonder how she’d fare as a grappler. Kristina started off as a novice wres-

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tler, working with the freshman team as she learned the techniques. Shortly after, she asked Chappel if she could compete with the varsity squad as a way to push herself harder. The coach saw Diaz’s motivation and granted her request. “She was able to pick up moves quickly,” freshman wrestling coach Mike Mundy said. “She’s still doing beginner-type things, but you can see that she’s learning and getting better and better at what to do as things go on. You can see the progression.” Diaz is going down a path paved by Brittany David, who graduated from Liberty last year and is now wrestling for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Chappel regards David, a four-time NCS champion, as tougher than many of his boy wrestlers. Diaz is now one of three wrestlers on Liberty’s team, the others being freshman Karley Maniatis, who competed at the NCS tournament in the 126-pound bracket, and junior Paula Ramirez. Chappel said more and more girls are becoming interested in the sport, traditionally known for its machismo aura. While Diaz said David’s success has motivated her and that she’s a great helping hand, the junior is determined to forge her own legacy at one of the best wrestling programs in the Bay Area. “People ask me if I’m trying to be the next Brittany, but Brittany’s Brittany and I’m me,” Diaz said. “All the girls encourage other girls to (wrestle), because there’s so little of us. … It helps and encourages me, because if she did it, I can do it too.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Wolverines edge Patriots in Senior Night shootout by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Tuesday’s boys varsity basketball game between Deer Valley and Heritage was one of the most exciting, frenetic and high scoring Bay Valley Athletic League games of the season. The Wolverines held off a strong Patriots finish to close the game out 85-79. With 13 seconds remaining and Deer Valley nursing an 81-79 lead, Wolverines senior forward Obah Pope stepped to the free throw line. As a loud and hostile crowd tried to distract him, Pope nailed both free throws, effectively putting the game out of reach. The Patriots failed to score on the ensuing possession and sophomore guard Kendall Smith scored the last of his team-high 32 points to put the nail in the coffin. “All we do is practice free throws,� said Pope, who scored all of his eight points in the fourth quarter. “Most of the time, we’re not a good free-throw-shooting team. We were just working out free throws in practice, when it’s game time; it feels good to knock them down.� The teams played much better in this game than in their first match-up, a convincing yet sloppy Wolverines win. Heritage’s 39 first-half points nearly matched its 43point total in the first meeting. The Patriots, celebrating senior night, honored eight seniors in a pre-game ceremony. Head coach Pat Cruickshank went with a starting five of seniors Dorian Hardy, David Nelson, Kyle Reynolds, Kyle Grant and Brian Quinn – all part of last season’s league championship team. On senior night, it was fitting that Hardy and forward Xavier Watson, both seniors, led the Patriots attack. Watson scored a game-high 35. “We battled until the end. We came into this game with a lot of belief and 100-percent effort,� said Hardy, who complemented Watson with 26 of his own, 16 in the

fourth quarter. “I was just feeling it, and I know Xavier was, too. I was just trying to get him the ball, get other players the ball and wait for my own opportunities.� The loss dropped the Patriots to 15-10 overall, 5-4 in league. They are likely to return to the playoffs, regardless of the outcome of Friday’s game at Pittsburg. Still, the Patriots will qualify for the playoffs as an at-large bid, meaning their chances of hosting a playoff game are almost nonexistent. Deer Valley’s 7-2 league record still gives it a chance to lock up at least a share of the league title and a high playoff seed. On Friday, the Wolverines host a Liberty team that they’ve already beaten by 19 points this season. Antioch is also 7-2, but the Panthers host a Freedom team that has already beaten them. Deer Valley’s consistent offensive effort against Heritage racked up 20 or more points in every quarter but the first, offsetting a 28-point Patriots fourth quarter by scoring 27 of their own. Senior big man Andre McPhail complemented Smith’s 32 with 24 of his own. “This is their place, and they shoot well in their place. We were expecting that,� said head coach LeChet Phillips. “They played tough, just as I expected them to do. They never let up. They’re a well-coached team.� Another key to the Wolverine victory was uncharacteristically good free throw shooting. Six of Pope’s eight fourth-quarter points came from the line. In total, Deer Valley was 21-for-27 from the charity stripe. “I think we’re looking pretty good,� said McPhail. “We have our game on Friday and we have a chance to compete for a league championship finally. That’s what we want. And then it’s on to the playoffs.� The exciting Wolverines win in the varsity game matched the excitement of the junior varsity game, in see Shootout page 26A

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Wolverines senior guard Raven Fox, seen here earlier this season, scored 18 of her 23 points against Heritage on Tuesday night in the first half.

Shootout from page 24A which Deer Valley edged Heritage 54-51 as the Patriots missed a three-point shot at the end of the game that would have tied the score. That provided an identical ending to the first one, only with a different winner. Robert Bershell led the Wolverines with 19;

Earlier this season, Tuesday’s Deer Valley and Heritage varsity girls basketball rematch looked like it could have been a deciding factor for the Bay Valley Athletic League title. Instead, the game proved to be a showcase of why the Wolverines have dominated the league in recent years. Deer Valley came away with an easy 75-39 victory. Wolverines head coach Mark Anger said that the first half of Tuesday’s game, which his players led 39-9, was some of the best basketball he’s seen them play all year. Senior guard Raven Fox, who will attend Fresno State next year on a full scholarship, scored 18 of her 23 points before halftime. After that, Anger started to cycle in some of the reserves. Sophomore guards Erin Asher and Haley Love each scored a team-high seven points for the Patriots. Junior guard Monique Mulder contributed 10 points. Senior guard Imana Samuels scored nine and came away with seven steals. Anger said he studied tape of the first Heritage/Deer Valley match-up, which the Wolverines won 71-57, and found that while his players created numerous turnovers, they weren’t following them up with points. That’s something Deer Valley changed on Tuesday, capitalizing on Heritage mistakes. Deer Valley (16-7, 8-0 BVAL) travels to Liberty on Friday to finish its regular season; Heritage (16-9, 5-4 BVAL) faced Pittsburg on Thursday.

Ethan Magalei scored 14 for the Patriots. Freedom 82, Pittsburg 60 Freedom senior guard Andrew Gardner’s game-high 19 points paced the Falcons in an 82-60 win over Pittsburg on Friday night. Sophomore guard James O’Neal scored 15; senior forward Darrell Greene,

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Liberty 62, Antioch 47 A big night from Bernadette Fong helped Liberty cruise to a 62-47 victory over Antioch on Tuesday. The Lions junior center put up a game-high 34 points, her best scoring output of the season. On Jan. 28, Fong scored 23 points against the Panthers, now her secondbest game of the season. Liberty sophomore guard Gabrielle Freeman netted 16, sophomore guard Erin Morgan contributed seven and senior guard Gabby Worley finished with five points. “I’m thrilled because the second half of league (play), we needed to win the games we lost in the first half, and we have done that,” Lions head coach Debbi Weil wrote in an e-mail. “It truly has been a magical season; it has been so much fun being around this group of girls.” Liberty (16-9, 6-3 BVAL) faces a tough match-up, hosting Deer Valley on Friday to finish the regular season; Antioch (5-19, 1-7 BVAL) takes on Freedom in the last game of the season. Pittsburg 69, Freedom 26 Pittsburg had little trouble with Freedom on Tuesday, leaving with a 69-26 victory. Pirates junior forward Keshia Ward scored a game-high 15 points. Junior center Myeshia Ward contributed 14 to the winning effort and senior post player Terri Powell finished with 12. The Falcons were led by sophomore guard Caroline Calbonero and her 10 points. Pittsburg (14-12, 6-3 BVAL) ended its regular season on Tuesday against Heritage; Freedom (6-19, 0-9 BVAL) hosts Antioch on Friday in search of its first league victory of the season. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

bound for San Diego State, finished with 11. Freedom led 20-6 at the end of the first quarter and never trailed again, though the Pirates put up a fight in the middle of the game. Pittsburg junior guard Randal Gory scored a team-high 18 points for the Pirates.

Nuel Oharie, a junior forward, netted 17 more. The Falcons (15-10, 5-4 BVAL) finish their regular season Friday in Antioch; Pittsburg (5-17, 1-8 BVAL) ends its slate hosting Heritage. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Heritage wrestlers learn on the mat by Michael Dixon Correspondent

The Heritage High varsity wrestling team is small, but learning. A standard wrestling squad will field about 50 athletes. Between the Patriots junior varsity and varsity squads, which are interchangeable in some weight divisions, the Heritage team is about 20 strong. More than half of the Patriots grapplers are underclassmen and many had little to no wrestling experience before this year. Head coach Mark Barnes works off campus but is the defensive coordinator for the freshman football team in the fall. It was there that he recruited many of the young Heritage wrestlers. One of the Patriots’ most experienced wrestlers is Clayton Hambrick, a top competitor in the 152-pound class. “I think they’re adjusting very well, a lot better than I adjusted when I was younger,” said Hambrick of his younger teammates. “They’re learning how it is, making weight with everybody, and keeping their weight down.” The Patriots are small in another way. Injuries to their key heavyweight wrestlers have depleted their ranks – down to zero – in that class. Additionally, Will Oliver, who recently signed a football scholarship to UCLA and had wrestled for three

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Heritage’s Clayton Hambrick, seen here battling Deer Valley’s Xavier Gomez, has led a Patriots wrestling roster loaded with athletes new to the sport. previous years, opted not to wrestle in his senior season. The inability to field a full team puts Heritage at a disadvantage against every team in the Bay Valley Athletic League, with the exception of Deer Valley. And yet in the recent Heritage loss to a strong Antioch team – a contest in which the Pa-

Miles of smiles ne of Antioch High’s most famous alumni, baseball star Aaron Miles, stopped by the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame last weekend to sign autographs and meet fans as part of Aaron Miles Day. Miles, who was an Photo courtesy of Tom Menasco infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals team that won the World Series in 2006, graduated from Antioch in 1995 after helping the Panthers win two North Coast Section titles. He recently signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. For a video of Miles’ visit, log on to www.thepress.net.

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Winter from page 27A ites to emerge as victor of the tournament this year, led by 145-pound senior Jesse Baldazo. The California Wrestler ranks Baldazo sixth in the state in his weight class. The magazine ranked Lions 135-pound senior Nico Serrano 21st and 112-pound sophomore Austin Solari 26th. Last weekend, Liberty took home third at the NCS dual competition, losing a close match to James Logan. Head coach Greg Chappel accepted responsibility for the loss, as a lineup snafu forced the Lions to forfeit a match. Taking that overall performance into account, Chappel said he likes where his team is right now, heading

into the league tournament and next weekend’s NCS team tournament. “I thought we wrestled to our potential (in the dual meet),” Chappel said. “Once they make weight, then we just have to wrestle to our ability and maybe upset somebody or keep doing what we’ve done if we’re the No. 1 ranked team.” The Lions face stiff competition at the BVAL tourney from a talented Freedom team, which finished second in the regular season. The Falcons boast a few ranked grapplers, led by 119-pound junior Roman Garcia, No. 13 in the state according to The California Wrestler. Senior captain Zack Wiley, at 130 pounds, is ranked 22nd in his weight class. Freshman Ricky

triots were forced to forfeit seven matches – Barnes found consolation: in the seven matches that were wrestled, Heritage won five; the Panthers two. In his first season as the Patriots’ head coach, Barnes has coached all around the country for the last 25 years. He began coaching at Heritage because

his son Dalton wrestles for the team. A junior, Dalton also plays tight end for the Patriots football squad. For some, wrestling is a sport that can occupy 11 months of the year. Citing himself as an example, coach Barnes pointed out that wrestling is a great way to keep kids out of trouble. It gives them not only a place to go, but a safe and legal outlet to release aggression. “It’s a family. You sweat together, you bleed together, and you make weight together,” said Barnes. “For some tournaments, you leave at 5:30 in the morning on a Friday and don’t come home until Saturday night. So you spend two days cooped up together.” Although the new wrestlers have picked up the game with surprising speed, they’ve also taken their lumps. Many of the top wrestlers in the area have been involved in the sport for most of their lives. Some are ranked among the top wrestlers in the state. “Kids that are my age, I have done pretty well against,” said freshman 125pounder Nathan Cleverly, a football player recruited by Barnes in the fall. “It’s the older, more experienced wrestlers that I have had problems with. They are a lot stronger and I need to get stronger.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Building a legacy In its first full year of competition, Brentwoodbased Legacy Cheer & Dance earned several first-place titles in addition to its recent national ranking. Founded in 2009, Legacy Cheer and Photo courtesy of Tuli Ojala Dance enjoyed an especially successful 2010. After earning five first-place regional titles, Legacy Cheer & Dance competed at the 2011 JAMZ Nationals Cheer Competition in Las Vegas in three categories: Dance, Show Cheer and Hip Hop. The team brought home three third-place trophies, beating out up to 10 teams in each division. For more information, e-mail legacyyouthcheer@ gmail.com or call 925-757-8020.

Coster, 112 pounds, could also be a factor in the postseason. Freedom head coach John Parsons feels that his team underachieved this season and has a chance to bounce back on Friday. “We’ve got some guys that are sick and some guys that are beat up, but we’ll be all right,” Parsons said. “Hopefully they’ll come back, gel as a group and win the tournament. … They need to get out there and push Liberty to the brink.” Antioch placed third in the league standings, but had a rough time in the NCS dual meet. The Panthers drew one of the top teams in the state in the first round, De La Salle, and lost 67-12. In the conso-

lation bracket, Antioch lost to fifth-seeded Castro Valley 61-9. The Panthers will lean upon their senior leadership – wrestlers such as 160pound Lucas Hudson and 140-pound Joe Baynes.

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her high-spirited, innocent daughter into the fray was daunting. “I was very nervous at first,” said Michele, “because sometimes she would get out there and she’d be five beats behind, and I’d think ‘oh, no’. But I’ve had so many people come up and tell me what a great job Emily has done. Everyone’s been very nice.” Although the Liberty Union High School District has never placed a student with special needs on the cheer squad, the

school and coaches, said Michele, were welcoming: “Emily just expected that because her older sister had been a cheerleader, she assumed she would be too, but I wasn’t so sure. However, when I found out that there was a game squad (non-competitive) this year, I approached the coach about Emily joining and they were very supportive. It just kind of opened a door.” And while Emily Simino would love to say that the 30-member cheer squad also welcomed her friend with open arms,

she admits that wasn’t always the case. “I think for those girls who took the time to get to know Emily, it was a positive experience,” she said. “But you know, sometimes those who haven’t been around people with special needs don’t necessarily know how to act, and they feel nervous or whatever. I did a lot of reminding not to use the “R” word, and encouraged people to treat her the same as everyone else. For the most part, it went well.” As for Emily McDaniel, being a cheerleader was all about having fun. “I liked it,” she said of the cheer squad. “My favorite parts were the pom-poms, the dancing and the music.” And that, according to Michele, made it all worthwhile. “Socialization was a big part of this experience,” said Michele. “And because Emily is not self-conscious, she is just able to get out there and have a good time. For her, it’s all about who’s coming out to watch her cheer, and who will be in the audience. She’s happy, and that’s all that matters.” “I think that now that Emily has gotten out there and broken down some of the barriers, she’ll make it easier for others with special needs to follow their dreams,” said Simino. “This has been all about seeing her succeed and shine, and she’s done both.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

analyze and provide feedback, and make recommendations to the board on budgetary matters facing the board beginning in July of 2011. The committee, chaired by directors Mark Simon and Ray Tetreault, will review past and current budgets in order to gain an understanding of the many facets of the district’s financial position. Topics for discussion and review will in-

clude revenues, expenditures, capital projects, sustainability and strategic financial planning. Residents who possess skill sets specific to public finance or accounting are encouraged to submit a letter of interest. The committee will conclude its efforts with a final recommendation to the Board in June of 2011. “The whole idea behind this was to

get the community involved and to solicit some great ideas from residents,” said Graves. “I look forward to a working on the committee I am involved with and working with members of the community.” The CSD Board will make the final committee selections. Deadline for applications is March 11.

perhaps consider the concrete barriers and eliminate the passing lane between Sand Creek Road and Lone Tree Way … I think these are reasonable suggestions. I’m not an engineer, but we do need to make sure we are being as engaged as possible.” According to Altman, additional measures such as double-fine zones such as those imposed on Vasco Road might go a long way toward reducing accidents and fatalities. “Even a temporary barrier would work,” he said. “I drive the Bypass almost every day and I notice that where they merge from Lone Tree Way, they have those delineators. But I’ve also seen three different little flower arrangements there … I just wonder if something could be done sooner rather than later.”

Of the five fatalities, two of them occurred at the intersection of Lone Tree Way and the Bypass and two on Sand Creek Road. The fifth death occurred at the intersection of the Bypass and Balfour Road. Brentwood Police Sgt. Walter O’Grodnick agreed that additional safety measures such as delineators or rumble strips would be helpful, but he believes that the most effective defense against accidents rests with the drivers. “We have handled our fair share of accidents on the Bypass, no question,” said O’Grodnick, who manages the traffic division of the Brentwood Police Department. “And I think that safety preventative measures will ultimately be effective. But in my opinion, it’s not the roadway that hurts

or injures – it’s the drivers. People need to slow down. It’s been my experience that the primary reason for the accidents is not drugs or alcohol, it’s speed. It’s a two-lane roadway with vehicles traveling at least 55 miles per hour with nothing to slow them down like a traffic signal or stop sign. Ultimately it’s in the hands of the drivers.” “We’ll wait and see what happens with the supervisor’s letter and what the Bypass Authority decides to do,” said Altman. “But I do think it will come down to who takes ownership. Yes, it’s about money, but it all comes down to public safety. I’m just picturing a 200-yard temporary barrier to keep people from crashing into each other. It’s that simple.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Emily McDaniel is a freshman at Heritage High School and a member of the JV cheer squad, a typical teen who enjoys cupcakes and music, talking on the phone and spending time with her friends. She’s also a 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome. Emily Simino is a member of the cheer squad as well, and has known Emily McDaniel since fifth grade. So when her special-needs friend decided to try out for a spot on the team this year, her primary objective was to serve as her champion and advocate, taking the opportunity to teach others about inclusion, inspiration and integrity. But as lessons sometimes go, the teacher became the student. “Everything I’ve gotten out of this experience has been because of Emily,” said Simino. “I was expecting for me to be the one teaching her, but she has taught me so much about just relaxing and having fun and not caring what other people think. She’s really had a chance to shine.” It’s no secret that the world of high school cheerleading can be a competitive, clique-dominated environment where success is often measured in terms of popularity, poise and beauty. So for Emily McDaniel’s mom, Michele, the prospect of leading

Committee from page 1A tions, marketing, website development and strategic planning are encouraged to submit a letter of interest. The committee will conclude its efforts with a final recommendation to the Board in June of 2011. Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Committee The Budget Review Committee will

Bypass from page 1A Antioch feeding into a two-lane expressway from Lone Tree Way to Balfour Road and a signalized intersection at Sand Creek Road. The final segment extends from Balfour Road south to Marsh Creek Road as a twolane highway. Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, an outspoken proponent of separating traffic by means of a concrete barrier since the road opened, said her office has drafted a letter to the Bypass Authority asking it to consider implementing additional safety measures. “There are some delineators out there and they are effective to a point,” said Piepho. “But in my letter to the Bypass Authority I am asking them to look into the situation,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 1, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for a tentative parcel map (MS 10-003) to subdivide a 20.44acre parcel into four parcels (0.84-acre and 19.29-acre parcels for the Deer Ridge Golf Club, and 0.15-acre and 0.16-acre parcels for future single-family homes), and a rezone (RZ 11-002) to amend the PD-20 Zone text and map by designating the two residential parcels as part of and subject to the existing Village “D” regulations and develop-

ment standards, located southeast of the intersection of Mountain View Drive and Ranchwood Drive (APN 007100-078). Applicant: Friess Property Investments, Inc. / Dan Friess Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the

City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 18, 2011

to consider the following application: An application to amend the Downtown Specific Plan (GPA 11-001) by allowing ground floor Office use within the 65-foot Main Street Retail Area of the Downtown Core District Zone, for one property located at 629 First Street (APN 013-010-024). Applicant: Pedro and Suzette Adao Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513.

Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 18, 2011

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a 401(k) should be treated like a retirement paycheck generator. Each month you should take out a regular predetermined “paycheck” from your retirement fund to pay for expenses. “Most of us live paycheck to paycheck while we’re working, so let’s not change this financial discipline after we retire,” Vernon said. Many recently-retired Americans assume their nest eggs will be all they need to live out the rest of their lives, but after you travel the world, refurbish your house and buy a motorcycle or two, you’ll have only so much left, so you need to plan your retirement investments wisely to meet your desired retirement lifestyle. And one way to enhance your 401(k) is to work longer. It’s not what you want to hear, but if you work a few extra years than you originally planned, more money will accrue in your 401(k) account. The important thing now is to jump in and get your feet wet. Meet with a financial advisor to help you plan for the retirement you want. Whether retirement is 10 or 50 years away, it’s never too early to start investing into your future, and a 401(k) plan is one of the best ways to keep you afloat. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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I Can Handle This On My Own Foreclosure Sales and Short Sales by Joan Grimes, Esq. When a person is behind on a home loan, it is very common to think a foreclosure or short sale will allow them to focus on other debts and thereby avoid a bankruptcy filing. However, all too often, a foreclosure or short sale is still followed by a bankruptcy because there is either another loan on the property which starts collecting on its loan or there are taxes as a result of the foreclosure sale which the borrower was unaware. In many cases, a bankruptcy filing prior to the foreclosure or short sale would have discharged the liability on any additional loans on the property, avoided the tax liability completely and allowed the person to stay in the property several additional months. Additionally, a foreclosure or short sale prior to a bankruptcy filing may cause a person not to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy leaving a person in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy for 3-5 years. What should a person consider prior to allowing a property to be sold at a foreclosure sale? First, prior to allowing a property to be sold through a foreclosure or short sale, (1) determine the affect of the foreclosure or short sale on your credit, (2) is there any personal liability after the foreclosure or short sale which could be discharged in a bankruptcy filing and (3) is there any tax liability which could be discharged through a bankruptcy filing prior to the foreclosure or short sale. Second, could a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing avoid a junior lien on your principal residence which would have allowed you to retain the real property? Under the Bankruptcy law, a junior lien on a person’s principal residence which does not attach to equity in the real property, can be avoid through a Chapter 13 Plan. For example, if the current fair market value of a principal residence is $250,000 and the balance on the first deed of trust is $300,000, then a junior lien could be avoided through the Chapter 13 Plan. A Chapter 13

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the already-existing Hope Tax Credit, the American credit can be claimed for tuition and certain fees paid for higher education in 2009 and 2010. The credit is worth up to $2,500 of the cost of qualified tuition and related expenses, and the new credit offers a $700 increase over the previous Hope credit. “This is clearly a benefit to many filers,” said Chris Provencher, owner of Provencher Tax Service in Discovery Bay. “This is for dependents and adults taking qualified classes and courses, and it is for tuition and fees, but not limited to that. It also includes books and supplies. It’s a great thing.” Do it yourself or hire a pro? With the increasing trend toward online filing, you might wonder when it’s appropriate to file your own return or hire a professional to do the work. “From our point of view,” said Reagan, “filing a 1040A or 1040EZ with income from one W2 would probably be OK to file online. However, if there are additional schedules such as A, E or C, and if the taxpayer has a small-business income, owns rentals or purchased or sold a home, they should seek the counsel of a professional tax preparer. The IRS reports that audits are up more than 100 percent since 2001, and many of these are random audits.” Provencher agreed that many taxpayers have jumped onto the e-filing bandwagon, but cautioned that for those with more complicated returns, a knowledgeable professional is the safest way to go. “Each year I would say that about 10 percent of my

clients disappear because they file their own taxes,” said Provencher. “But the following year at least half of them come back, and that’s because the law is not easy to understand and you really have to know what you are doing.” Red flags OK, so you’ve listed every legitimate deduction you can think of and you’ve hired a professional to file your return, but will that guarantee you against a potential IRS audit? Not necessarily. “An accurate tax return can still wave a red flag when a refund is exceptionally high or when certain deductions such as medical, charitable giving or mileage is higher than usual,” said Reagan. “So be careful about documenting the deductions and income that you report.” Keeping good records and receipts is another way to keep the IRS at bay. “Knowing what is deductible and what isn’t is key,” said Provencher. “What will send up a red flag? Anything to do with clubs or social dues; they are not deductible. “I would just tell people to choose your tax professional wisely. There are a lot of folks out there that have hung a shingle but aren’t certified. Take the time and interview a few. It will be worth it.” Provencher Tax Service is located at 5560 Starboard Drive in Discovery Bay. For information, call 925-634-5658. Reagan Tax Management Services is located at 60 Eagle Rock Way, Suite C (behind Vic Stewart’s Steakhouse) in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-240-1242.

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Choosing your Tax Preparer Wisely Choose your “licensed” tax preparer wisely is a bigger decision than it may appear. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what’s on their own tax returns even if prepared by someone else. So, it is important to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare personal returns. You should only choose an Enrolled Agent (EA) or CPA, you will find that “licensed” credential tax preparers are professional, honest and provide excellent service to their clients. Here are a few points to keep in mind when someone else prepares your return. A Paid Preparer is required by law to sign the return and fill in the preparer areas of the form. The preparer should also include their appropriate identifying number on the return. Although the Preparer signs the return, you are responsible for the accuracy of every item on your return. In addition, the preparer must give you a copy of the return. • Review the completed return to ensure all tax information, your name, address and Social Security number(s) are correct. Make sure that none of these spaces are left blank. • Review and ensure you understand the entries and are comfortable with the accuracy of the return before you sign. • Never sign a blank return, and never sign in pencil. • A Third Party Authorization Check Box on Form

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stocks rather than the safer-but-lower yield from interest-bearing investments. The recent surge in stock prices, he said, can be partly attributed to QE2. The big thing to worry about, Mitchell said, was the country’s debt. For every dollar the United States spends, it borrows 37.4 cents. Interest now consumes about 6 percent of the budget, and that’s expected to grow to 17 percent by 2020. “I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat or what industry you’re in,” he said. “In the dark of night, you have to admit that that’s not sustainable.” Although foreign investors are currently buying up U.S. debt, it won’t last forever. As happened in Greece, which was forced last year to get massive international assistance to stave off complete collapse, foreign investors will eventually lose interest in buying U.S. debt. “If we want to see how long it will last,” Mitchell said, “we can check with the Greeks.” Another sobering fact can be gleaned from history. International economists Carmen and Vincent Reinhardt recently conducted a study of 15 economic crises around the world over the last 20 years that showed it could take the United States another six years to completely shake off the recession. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Military from page 5B market conditions, resumé preparation and interviewing techniques. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetSuccess Program (www.vetsuccess.gov) provides additional assistance to military personnel released because of service-connected disabilities. For those whose disability is so severe they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Finding a job Although expertise acquired during military service often translates readily into marketable civilian job skills, it sometimes takes extra effort to make those links more apparent. Consider these tactics: ♦ Begin your research well before you leave the military – a year or more, ideally. ♦ Contact organizations that link job seekers with military-friendly employers such as Hire a Hero (www.hireahero.org), Military Exits (www. militaryexits.com), Helmets to Hardhats (www. helmetstohardhats.com) and Vetjobs.com (www.vetjobs.com). ♦ Make your resumé civilian-friendly – watch out for military jargon that might be hard to understand. ♦ Become acquainted with and post your resumé on popular online job sites such as Monster.com (www.monster.com), Careerbuilder. com (www.careerbuilder.com) and USAJOBS. com, the government’s official job site (www. usajobs.com). ♦ Many service members have one government-provided relocation left when they leave the service, so if a potential job entails a move

and you’re flexible about where to live, use that free relocation to your competitive advantage. Continuing education While investigating career options, learn what required education or certifications you lack so you can begin acquiring those skills now – or at least map out a game plan for how to proceed after you leave the military. The Post 9/11 GI Bill (www.gibill.va.gov) provides financial support for education and housing to military veterans, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational/ technical training. Other VA-sponsored education assistance programs include: ♦ Reserve Educational Assistance Program for reservists called up to active duty. ♦ Survivors and Dependents Assistance for eligible dependents of certain veterans. ♦ VA Work-Study Allowance Program for full- or three-quarter-time students in college degree, vocational or professional programs. One last tip: Money could be tight during your transition, so it’s vital to develop a budget you can live with. Numerous free budgeting tools, including interactive budget calculators, are available online at sites such as the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s www.mymoney.gov, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (www.nfcc.org), www. mint.com, and Practical Money Skills for Life (www.practicalmoneyskills.com), a free personal financial management site run by Visa Inc. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To participate in the free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 4, visit www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2011.

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SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 887 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING CITY COUNCIL/- ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY NO. 10-13, SIGNATURE AUTHORITY RELATED TO PLACING AND REMOVING LIENS, PLACING ASSESSMENTS, UNCOLLECTIBLE RECEIVABLES, BANK ACCOUNTS, BANKING DOCUMENTS, STANDARD LITIGATION PROCEDURAL DOCUMENTS, AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL AND UTILITY AGREEMENTS THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 25th day of January, 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 8th day of February 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 888 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADDING CHAPTER 5.70 TO TITLE 5 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, OUT- CALL MASSAGE THERAPY AND MASSAGE THERAPY TECHNICIANS THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 25th day of January, 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 8th day of February 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: /s/_________________ ______ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinance; reading the ordinance in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinances is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 2011

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1307215-02 APN: 055- 580-0374 TRA: 01-130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1242 REF: Bermudez, Rogelio A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 09, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 18, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0447427-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Rogelio A Bermudez and Lucy Agnes Bermudez, 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: 2495 Mammoth Way Antioch CA 94531-9200 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: $654,478.18. 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 14, 2011. (R-367150 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 3, 2011

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

turn 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 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. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000785-00 The name of the business (es): SHINY NAILS Located at: 1135 2nd Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LAM THANH TRAN, 3343 WYOMING COURT, STOCKTON, CA 95212. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: LAM THANH TRAN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 111, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000219-00 The name of the business (es): The Vineyard Inn Located at: 6740 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 309, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Glenda Cohn, 6740 Balfour Road, 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: Glenda Cohn 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: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000226-00 The name of the business (es): KJK Properties Located at: 1673 Albani Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katrina Odom- Culbreath, 1673 Albani Place, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kent Odom, 3615 Wheeler Circle, Nampa, ID; Jimmy Odom, 316 Burbank, Antioch, CA 94509 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Katrina Odom- Culbreath This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000265-00 The name of the business (es): Burkes Toffee Located at: 305 Mohar Court In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Judy Burke, 305 Mohar Court, Pleaseant Hill, CA 94523; Natalie Burke, 2709 Serene Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co-Partnersl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/07. Signature of registrant: Judy Burke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: Liz Gon-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000370-00 The name of the business (es): ORIOLE’S CHRYSALIS MAKEUP ARTISTRY Located at: 500 LAKEVIEW DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ORIOLE MARIA BELAND, 500 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: 1/18/11. Signature of registrant: ORIOLE MARIA BELAND This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 18, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires” January 18, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000414-00 The name of the business (es): OLIVEIRA LAND & INVESTMENT COMPANY Located at: 8005 Bruns Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos H. Oliveira, 8005 Bruns Road, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brian H. Oliveira 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: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000435-00 The name of the business (es): Andrea’s Property Services Located at: 2200 Winchester Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Andrea Lynn DeSimone and Peter DeSimone, 2200 Winchester Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Andrea DeSimone 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: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 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-0000527-00 The name of the business (es): HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Located at: 8820 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 11645 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KAI HOTELS LP, 11645 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Vimal Patel, General ManagerThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January

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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000545-00 The name of the business (es): TAX SOLUTIONS, Located at: 455 Moraga Road, #B In: Moraga, 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-0000602-00 The name of the business (es): Tamale Lover’s, Located at: 8610 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite F In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tony I. Bess and Juliane M. Bess, 1600 Cayenne Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/26/11. Signature of registrant: Juliane M. Bess This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 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-0000620-00 The name of the business (es): Sierra Ensemble Located at: 2001 Santa Clara Street In: Richmond, CA 94804 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Janis Lieberman, 3020 El Cerrito Place, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Marc Steiner, 46 Villa Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806; Anita Felix, 8330 Dressage Way, Sacramento, CA 95829. This business is conducted by: a General Partnershipl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/15/02. Signature of registrant: Janis L. Lieberman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 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-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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000759-00 The name of the business (es): SPECTRUM ELECTRONICS Located at: 2847 ROCKRIDGE DRIVE In: PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): YOUSSEF FATHI, 2847 ROCKRIDGE DRIVE, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/1/11. Signature of registrant: Youssef Fathi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 1, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 1, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000781-00 The name of the business (es): Tan 365, Located at: 1684 Greenyard Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kathie Pedreira, 1684 Greenyard 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: Kathie Pedreira This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001015-00 The name of the business (es): KCM SOLUTIONS Located at: 2000 Crow Canyon Place, #415 In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KCM SOLUTIONS, 2000 Crow Canyon Place, #415, San Ramon, CA 94583 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: 2/10/11. Signature of registrant: Edward T. Macauley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004204-00 The name of the business (es): LE NAILS Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PHONG NGUYEN and LAN NGUYEN, 4392 TRAVALE PLACE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. 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: Phong Nguyen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 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 PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700- 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and the provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on 03/04/11 @ 10:00 A.M. personal property including but not limited to: stereo & computer equipment, clothes, contractor power tools, house hold appliances, refrigerators, washer & dryers, golf clubs, bbq, motorized scooter, antiques, leather chairs, grow trays, lights (Sun system), fans, sofas, commercial restaurant equipment, board, art, tire chains, dvd collection, ladders, furniture, T.V.’s, safe &/or other general household & small business items located at: ACORN II SELF STORAGE LLC, 6900 LONE TREE WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 (925) 240-5000 Name Unit 1. LESHAWN COLEMAN 261 2. RICKY MUNOZ 279 3. JONTE CASTANEDA 408 4. BRIAN BAUM 522 5. TROY A. RUSK 607 6. PHYLLIS GRAHAM 932 7. PATRICK COHN 1321 Dates Published: 02/18/11 and 02/25/11 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond #183-62-32 (916)776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, 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. 20070088891-00 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 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

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 re-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0139608 Title Order No. 10-8-499907 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. 2004- 0239752-00, 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 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., CA6-91401-94 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# 3865271 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0148508 Title Order No. 108-531368 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 019-370-009-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DRENNON D LINDSEY, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 06/16/- 2005 and recorded 06/27/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0232269-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 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: 1542 AUTUMN VALLEY WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $541,475.83. 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/- 13/2011 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# 3866614 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011

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 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Julie Angelini, 695 Timberline Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Julie Angelini FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0221 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Julie Angelini filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Julie Anne Angelini to Proposed Name: Julie Anne Hodson Present Name: b. Taylor Leigh Angelini to Proposed Name: Taylor Leigh Hodson Present Name c. Marisa Nicole Angelini to Proposed Name: Marisa Nicole Hodson 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: 4/5/11 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. Petitoner is to bring the birth certificate of Maria Nicole Angelini to the hearing. Notice to biological Father is waived by order of the court. Date: February 2, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011

lows: 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 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tracy Anglim, 5327 Cypress Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tracy Anglim FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0229 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tracy Anglim filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tracy E. Christa Anglim (AKA) Tracy Anglim-Lacey (AKA) Tracy C. Lacey to Proposed Name: Tracy Christa Lacey 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: 4/5/11 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: February 7, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011

afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dÌas, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiÛn. Lea la informaciÛn a continuaciÛn. Tiene 30 D’cdAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÛn de $10,000 Û m·s de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÛn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Santa Cruz County Superior, 1 Second Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):Gabriel A. Dietz (SBN: 257911); Kevin Jeffery (SBN: 212353), P.O. Box 50001, Watsonville, CA 950775001 DATE (Fecha): November 19, 2009 ALEX CALVO Clerk, by (Secretario): SARAH CUNNINGHAM, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Brentwood Press Np. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000395-00 The name of the business (es): East Contra Costa Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization Located at: 1808 Walnut Grove Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 2011, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): East Contra Costa County Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization. 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: Tamara Reed, President 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 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1293672-11 APN: 011- 400-0904 TRA: 60-056 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2458 REF: Welsh, Lee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 02, 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 March 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 08, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0077808-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Lee Welsh and Jennifer L Welsh 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: 2338 Winchester Loop Discovery Bay CA 94514 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: $476,856.64. 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 25, 2011. (R-366639 02/11/11, 02/- 18/11, 02/25/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Elizabeth S. Shaw, 1275 Central Boulevard, #252, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elizabeth S. Shaw FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0262 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Elizabeth S. Shaw filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Elizabeth Sally Shaw (AKA) Elizabeth Sally Jiminez (AKA) Elizabeth Sally Avila to Proposed Name: Elizabeth Marie Adney 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: 4/7/11 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: February 8, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Paris Marshall, 2849 10th Street, San Pablo, CA 94806 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Paris Marshall FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0093 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Paris Marshall filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Paris Lavella Marshall to Proposed Name: Paris Lavella Jenkins 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: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 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 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 fol-

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: LE NAILS Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: 6/4/2010 under file number: 20100004204 (*)1. NANCY T. NGO, 3637 HEPBURN CIRCLE, STOCKTON, CA 95209. (**) This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: NANCY TUYET NGO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): WC005603 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): FIDEL ALAMILLO; ANTHONY ALAMILLO; C & F ALAMILLO STEEL; and DOES 1 TO 20 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): GRANITE ROCK COMPANY, a California Corporation NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot

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,

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, 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 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 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-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-0001007-00 The name of the business (es): TBill Medical Billing Located at: 19 Renoir Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Therese Holtzinger, 19 Renoir Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Therese Holtzinger This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 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

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-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-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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1294938-11 APN: 097- 301-021-8 TRA: 79-024 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9494 REF: Lozoya, Victor IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 24, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 01, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0172479-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Victor Lozoya, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 29 Enes Avenue Bay Point CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $342,556.91. 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 25, 2011. (R-366756 02/11/11, 02/- 18/11, 02/25/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011

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 14, 2011. (R-365215 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2010

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: $429,045.40. 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 11, 2011. (R-366889 02/11/11, 02/- 18/11, 02/25/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011

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

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

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. 09-0059772 Title Order No. 09-8-178103 Investor/Insurer No. 412422107 APN No. 035-563- 011-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BARNEY J SANFORD AND DOROTHY A SANFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/17/2007 and recorded 01/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0022607- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 11/2011 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: 4543 ALDER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $359,117.24. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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# 3902493 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011

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 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1303740-02 APN: 037- 121-0154 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7926 REF: Oropeza, Esmeralda IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 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. On March 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 30, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0329603-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Esmeralda Oropeza and Enrique Oropeza, Wife And Husband, 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: 1935 Santa Fe St Oakley CA 94561- 1654 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: $247,566.89. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1306425-02 APN: 035- 740-065-4 TRA: 19-030 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9739 REF: Bernal, David A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 27, 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 March 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 04, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0002460-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: David A Bernal, 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: 4882 Bayside Way Oakley CA 94561- 3255 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: $426,762.13. 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 11, 2011. (R-366875 02/11/11, 02/- 18/11, 02/25/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1306743-02 APN: 037- 234-005-9 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9238 REF: Fridas, Robert G IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 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. On March 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 30, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0460226-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Robert G Fridas, 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: 98 Cresta Blanca Ct Oakley CA 94561-3014 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1306779-10 APN: 033- 301-011-4 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9065 REF: Hanlon, Donald IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 14, 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 March 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 23, 2004, as Inst. No. 20040146516-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Donald F. Hanlon and Juliee A. Hanlon, 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: 3984 Oak Grove 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: $310,194.78. 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 18, 2011. (R-368777 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011 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

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:

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, 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 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

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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-193049-C Investor No. 0006009438 Loan No. 0359184151 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ASHLEY V. DAVID AND NOSHEEN DAVID HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 8/9/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0297395-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/4/2011 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: 5417 SUMMERFIELD DRIVE ANTIOCH, California 94531-0000 APN #: 056-300-027 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $740,743.00, 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: 2/4/2011 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3905269 02/- 11/2011, 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011


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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

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

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 $342,870.81. 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/- 18/2011 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# FNMA3890305 02/18/2011, 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 446174CA Loan No. 3062389980 Title Order No. 637887 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-10- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-062006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0178036-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE HECTOR KHALIL AND, MARIA LOURDES KHALIL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at 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 7 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7640, FILED AUGUST 17, 1995, IN BOOK 381 OF MAPS, PAGE 49, AS AMENDED BY THE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1995, SERIES NO. 95-169624, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED EXECUTED BY JANICE CLARE SPIGHT, ET AL, RECORDED AUGUST 11, 1986, IN BOOK 13053, PAGE 707, AND RE- RECORDED JANUARY 21, 1987, IN BOOK 13397, PAGE 830, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS, GEOTHERMAL, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING, EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS, MINERAL, GEOTHERMAL, OR HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $442,196.50 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 35 OREGANO COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-300- 007 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: 02-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, 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# 3904254 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011

below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 505 KEAN AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945090000. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $238,688.20. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 24/2008 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# 3905322 02/11/2011, 02/- 18/2011, 02/25/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011

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

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: January 31, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: REBECCA ANN BLACKHAM The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 22 W. 10TH STREETANTIOCH, CA 94509-1755 Type of license(s) Applied for: 42-On-Sale Beer And Wine - Public Premises Antioch Press No. 06/1617 Publish Date(s): February 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, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0144924 Title Order No. 10-8519889 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 037-490-034-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/21/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MUHAMMAD GHEIT AND RANIA W GHEIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/21/2006 and recorded 11/30/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0382568-00, in Book xx, Page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/11/2011 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: 61 MERGANSER CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611687. 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 $522,836.37. 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/- 05/2011 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 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# 3864791 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0147508 Title Order No. 10-8528957 Investor/Insurer No. 1698355898 APN No. 034- 330-060-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/21/2005. 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: PHILIP CASTRO AND IRENE S. CASTRO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/21/2005 and recorded 04/05/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0116019-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/18/2011 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: 1510 COVENTRY DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0149818 Title Order No. 10-8533966 Investor/Insurer No. 1703342124 APN No. 032- 390-010-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: FAITH C SANTITORO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 12/01/2006 and recorded 12/07/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0390673-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/18/2011 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: 1183 LAKE PARK DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $450,972.60. 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/- 17/2011 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# FNMA3889793 02/18/2011, 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000943-00 The name of the business (es): Jones Floor Designs Located at: 4485 Buckskin Drive In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary Aaron Jones, 4485 Buckskin Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Gary Jones This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 8, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 8, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0065610 Title Order No. 08-8238937 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 068-071-004-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEANETTE THOMAS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/20/2004 and recorded 01/07/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0007310-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/11/2011 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

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on March 4, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, Computer and stereo equipment, artwork, bbq, sleeping bags, business file cabinets, rocking gaming chair, power tools and or other general household and small business items located at: ACORN SELF STORAGE LLC, 5205 RAILROAD AVE., PITTSBURG, CA 94565 (925) 432-3200 NAME UNIT 1. MICHAEL BRAJKOVICH 80 2. TELARA CAVES 158 3. TELARA CAVES 162 4. CHARLES GOVERNOR 410 5. MARIA JARILLO 90 6. SABRINA KARY 438 7. SAMUEL G. TORRES 91 8. IMORA RIVERA 89 Dates Published: 2/18/11 and 2/25/11 J. Michael’s Auctions, Dond #183-6232 (916) 776-4202 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0082953 Title Order No. Investor/Insurer No. 158513374 APN No. 075-600- 010-5. 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. 2007-0059482-00, 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

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 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-OffSale Beer And Wine Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): February 4, 11, 18, 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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Events Friday, Feb. 18 ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ The Heritage High School Rising Stars present the classic musical “The Scarlet Pimpernel” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Heritage High School Theatre. Future performance dates are Feb. 19, 24, 25, 26 and March 3, 4 and 5. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students. For more information, e-mail suescal@comcast.net.

American Girl Book Club Tonight from 7-7:45, you can meet Julie at Barnes & Noble in Slatten Ranch, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, discuss the book “Meet Julie” and do an activity or craft. The event is geared to girls 7 and up. New members are always welcome. For more information, e-mail Shannon at crm2173@ bn.com.

Saturday, Feb. 19 Wolverines Boys Basketball Antioch’s Deer Valley High School boys’ basketball holds tryouts for grades six through nine from 10 a.m-1 p.m. at the school. For more information, call 925-759-4947 or e-mail richardlaward@yahoo.com.

Heart to Heart Ball An Elderly Wish Foundation holds its Heart to Heart Ball, featuring an elegant dinner dance and silent auction, from 5:30-11:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For tickets ($60), call 925-9781883 or e-mail info@elderlywish.org.

Prom Closet Dress Sale Prom dresses will be sold at low prices ($30 or less) from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to raise funds for Liberty High School’s Grad Night event. Shoes and handbags are also available. The sale takes place at the Liberty indoor quad area. For more information, call 925-642-5377.

Discovery Bay Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767.

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Little Warriors program for third-graders starting in June, visit www.eteamz.com/warriorelite.

Deer Valley Youth Football

Delta Newcomers Book Club

The Deer Valley Youth Football Association holds tryouts in Antioch for players 7-14 and cheerleaders 5-14 on Feb. 19, March 5 and 19 at Deer Valley Plaza, 4500 Lone Tree Way, and March 1, 15 and 29 at Round Table Pizza, 4504 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925473-5215.

Join the Delta Newcomers Book Club on Friday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Starbucks in Slatten Ranch for a discussion of David Ebershoff’s “The Nineteenth Wife.” For more information, call 925625-5473.

Football and Cheer Coaches Needed

The Krey Parents Club hosts a Crack Crabs for Krey crab feed on Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. The $40 admission includes a 50/50 raffle and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Krey Elementary students. For more information, call 925-513-6400.

Deer Valley Youth Football is seeking people interested in coaching football and cheer. For more information, call 925-473-5215 or e-mail info@dvyf.org.

Hoops Unlimited Hoops Unlimited, Oakley’s only nonprofit 11-12year-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.

Sign-ups Warrior Elite Girls Signups The Warrior Elite is seeking fourth- to eighthgrade girls to fill their 2011 rosters. For tryout dates, tournament schedules, player and coaching requirements, plus information about the

Crab Feed and Comedy Night

Education Wins E-Waste Recycle Day

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

Help save the planet and raise money for the LUHSD ED Foundation while you’re at it. The free E-Waste Recycle Day event is held Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood. Monetary donations to the Foundation are welcome. For a list of accepted items to recycle, visit www.educationwins.org.

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 or for more information, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department.

iPlay Youth Volleyball 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. 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 American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767.

A wine-tasting fundraiser benefiting First Tee of Contra Costa is held Friday, Feb. 25 from 6-10 p.m. at Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center in Antioch. The $45 admission includes a silent auction. To sign up or for more information, call 925-706-4232.

Delta Diamondbacks

The City of Oakley sponsors a CPR and First Aid Combo for childcare providers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 204 Main St. The fee includes a textbook and two-year certification approved by OSHA. Registration is held at City Hall, 3231Main St. For more information, call 925-625-7044.

Thursday, Feb. 24 American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wine-tasting Fundraiser

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.

All Out Volleyball

Cancer patients and their families can learn about nutrition and cancer treatments from 6-8 p.m. at the Sutter Delta Medical Center Board Room, 3901 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. This event is free but reservations are required. For more information, call 925-933-0107.

Crack Crabs for Krey

The Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary sponsors a Crab Feed and Comedy Night on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in VFW Post 6435, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch. The $40 admission includes crab, spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread, coffee and dessert. To order tickets or for more information, call 925-778-2150 or 925-276-8652.

Youth Tee Ball

CRP and First Aid Combo

Tuesday, Feb. 22 Nutrition and Cancer Seminar

On the Horizon

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 925-937-8311.

Brentwood Parks 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.

John Muir Health Festival Join in a day of fun and healthy activities, including screenings, free walk-in activities, fun for the kids and informational speakers on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the John Muir Health Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood.

Delta Informal Gardener’s The Delta Informal Gardener’s monthly meeting, held Monday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second St., features speaker Brian Kemble, Curator of Ruth Bancroft Gardens of Walnut Creek. For more information, call 925-634-4088.

Ongoing Bingo Night 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.

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.

Oakley Cub Scouts 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.

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(925) 513-2605 | (925) 642-7653 FEATURED PROPERTY

Martinez

FEATURED PROPERTY

Fabulous Custom Home

$399,000

Brand New Modernist Styled Home located on a private lot set back from the street, with a commanding view of Mt. Diablo. This is a one of a kind home with concrete floors & counter tops, corrugated steel siding, radiant heating and much more. Many Green features. Includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths custom deck-work throughout, won’t last long.

BRENTWOOD

DISCOVERY BAY

Beautiful Brentwood Home $326,500 Beautiful home on Montecito, with 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths and over 2700 sq ft of living space. Be ready with your offer, this property won’t last long. Call Penny at 925-240-3203

BRENTWOOD

Great Commercial Location $157,000 Located right on Walnut Ave, within walking distance to downtown, this prime location is currently used as office space and features parking, an almost 8000 sq ft lot, 2 offices and a central reception area. It is ideal for all types of office uses. Contact City of Brentwood for any zoning details. Business not included in sale.

Antioch

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

ANTIOCH

A former Model home loaded with upgrades. This property sits on the Delta and offers its own Boat Dock. It Features 2887 sq ft of living space and has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The kitchen features white french limestone countertops and custom cabinets. This is a Must See.

Perfect Starter Home $145,000 There’s room to grow in this ranch 1370-SF home in Antioch. Great features include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, grand great room with wood-burning fireplace, elegant dining room, cheery kitchen with gas range, microwave, appliances included, tile floors, dishwasher, garbage disposal, laminate countertops.

PITTSBURG

TR ACY

Coming Soon

Wonderful Townhouse

$175,000

Beautiful 4BR 2.5 BA, 1873 sq. ft. has: Laminate flooring, kitchen tile, stainless steel appliances, two tone paint, oak cabinets, walk to Pittsburg Marina and parks. Make OFFER now before it’s gone. Call Rod 925-783-6706

Just Right

$169,900

Check out the nice size and low price of this 2-story 3-bedroom/2.5-bath home in Antioch. Offers an intimate great room with carpeting, stone fireplace, dining room, living room, open kitchen with electric range, breakfast bar, some appliances, garbage disposal, dishwasher and tile countertops.

Make It Yours

$179,900

Step up to home ownership at this 1168-SF wood-siding home on 0.13 acres in Tracy . This family-oriented floor plan delivers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious great room with carpeting, wood-burning fireplace for keeping warm, master suite with dual sinks, eat-in kitchen with tile countertops.

Adorable 2 Story

$130,000

This adorable two story townhome features 1262 sq ft w/2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, lovely kitchen with stainless appliances & breakfast bar, nice size family room, attached 2 car garage, ample parking & so much more. Call Shauna 925-437-7702

OAKLEY

On the Water $69,900 With an almost 8000 sq ft lot, the property features a covered boat dock with a redone facility including newer carpet and paint, and located just minutes to fast water.

ANTIOCH

OAKLEY

Great Opportunity $95,000 Perfect for Investors or First Time Home Buyers, this home offers 2 beds & 1 bath, with 828 sq ft of living space. Other features include an eatin kitchen with breakfast bar, tile counters laminate floors and a spa in the back patio. This is a Must see.

Country Feel! $675,000 Beautiful 3484 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath custom single story home, on almost an acre. Property is completely landscaped, very private, quite location with gorgeous pool and hot tub, surrounded by colorful tropical plants and palm trees. Country feel with city amenities near shopping, schools and bypass! Call Robin at 925-858-4975

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

Rod Talavera, Realtor

Douglas Heinrich, Realtor

Shauna Suckow, Realtor

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Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor

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


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