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Excelsior dedication Seen in Alaska The public is invited to celebrate the completion of the Byron Union School District’s Measure C improvements and projects at an event held Friday, April 13 at Excelsior Middle School in Byron. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with appetizers in the new Excelsior Theater and a campus tour followed by a ceremony at 7

p.m. Guest speakers and attendees include former 49er Bubba Paris, State Secretary of Education Tom Torlakson, State Representative Joan Buchanan, County Supervisor Mary Piepho, County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joe Ovick as well as local officials, school board members and community volunteers.

Gourmands set for Taste of Brentwood The public is invited to discover – or re-discover – good restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere of Brentwood’s new downtown streetscape at the same time in the latest installment of A Taste of Brentwood Restaurant Tour, held Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and the Brentwood Kiwanis Club, the tour includes stops at popular eateries such as La Fuente Iguana Bar, TLCakes, Co. Co. County Wine Company, Dino’s Sandwich shop, Big Wave Dave’s and Aladino’s Pizza.

Participants are given a sample from each restaurant’s menu specially prepared for the tour. Bring your heartiest appetite, and don’t make plans for a big dinner. “Taking Mom on the tour would make for a great Mother’s Day present,� said Jilda Fairhurst of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. “Treat her to a fabulous day dining at eight locations.� Tickets are $20 apiece – $30 for two – and may be purchased at the Chamber office, 8440 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C. For more information, call 925-6343344.

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iscovery Bay resident Barbara Schneider and sister Joan Burnett of Benicia recently took their Hometown Weekly Newspaper on a trip to Alaska to watch the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Barbara and Joan even sallied forth on their own dogsled ride. “The sound of the running dogs and the sled going throughout the snow was serene,� said Barbara. “We both got tears in our eyes.� The two also witnessed the glory of an aurora borealis, took in an ice-sculpting contest and toured an ice museum. Thanks, Barbara, for treating the Discovery Bay Press to a wintry wonderland.

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If gas prices alone aren’t enough to get you commuting by bus, Tri Delta Transit is providing even more incentive. From April 16 through May 11, Tri Delta and 511 Contra Costa will provide free bus passes to commuters who currently don’t use the bus. It’s the second annual Tri Delta Transit Challenge, which challenges people to use public transit once a week for four weeks. Those who accept the challenge will get not only four free days of bus rides, but the chance to win $100. “With gas prices back above $4 per gallon, we know using the bus is something many people are considering,” said Director of Marketing Mike Furnary. “However, it seems some people need that little extra incentive to try it. We’re not suggesting that people quit using their cars all at once. We want them to gradually make the move to using public transit. That’s the idea behind the challenge: make the bus part of your commute maybe just once a week to start and see for yourself how well it

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enna Rose Hartley is making a habit of cutting her hair for Locks For Love. On the left she grins after her second donation three years ago at age 6. This week, now at the ripe old age of 9, she was grinning again after making her third donation.

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Gallery on Second opens first show by Amy Claire Correspondent A work of art can provoke a knowing smile or inspire deep philosophical thought. It can make us laugh or cry. It can thrill, terrify, amuse and confuse – sometimes all at once. To continue bringing art to the forefront of local culture, Jack and Betty Gaughan are developing the Gallery on Second as a division of the Brentwood Theater Company. The new gallery, in addition to displaying high-quality art, will serve as a focal point for events through which artists can share their talents and passions with the public. The gallery’s grand opening will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m. A complimentary reception will follow the ribbon cutting, giving attendees the opportunity to view the gallery’s first show and enjoy light refreshments. “People who come will be able to visit with the artists,” said Gaughan. “A lot of them will be here.” Gaughan chose the gallery’s opening date to correspond with the timing of the 2012 Artists’ Open Studio Tour, an annual event at which community members can watch professional artists work, and ask them questions. This year’s event, held May 11 through 13, will include 40 artists working at 21 studios. The tour is self-guided, giving attendees the opportunity to choose which studios to visit and

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Jack Gaughan, right, helps Yisehak Fikre-Sellassie hang his oil painting “Looking Up” at the Gallery on Second. when. The Gallery’s first show includes one piece from each of the 40 artists. Maps of the tour are available in the gallery. Among the works featured in the show and tour are the glass and jewelry

creations of Bonnie Cichosz and the watercolor paintings of Annalise Hanel, winner of the Best in Show at last year’s Student Art Show. Other works include see Gallery page 10A

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Summit helps business make Digital Impact After 25 years in business, real estate broker Rosa Chang knows real estate. What she didn’t know, however, is how the Internet and social media services such as Facebook could help make Legacy Real Estate Associates even more successful. What’s more, she didn’t have the time to learn. “I was just swamped, even though I’m not that well known in Brentwood yet,” said Chang, who recently relocated from the Livermore area. After attending last December’s Impact Marketing Summit conducted by The Press, however, that appears to be changing. “I’ve already got a couple of leads,” said Chang, who got help setting up a website and establishing a presence on Facebook. Her website, part of The Press Business Directory, has been optimized for search engines and is already paying off. “A client said, ‘I just Googled real estate in Brentwood and your name came up,’” said Chang. She helped the man sell his house and buy a new one from another of Chang’s clients. “It was a trifecta,” she said. “You can’t beat that story. I know (digital marketing) will be very helpful for my business.” Michele Chatburn, Social Media Manager at The Press, said Chang’s story isn’t unique. What’s unusual is that Chang caught up on the latest in the digital world without leaving town. “The level of info you get at our seminars is something you usually must travel outside East County to get,” said Chatburn. “Plus, you

not only learn something, you get fed!” Thanks to stories like Chang’s, The Press has expanded its Summit series. Two sessions will be offered this month: Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both seminars will be held at Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, and include dinner (on the 25th) or lunch (on the 26th). “The new Facebook timeline started March 30, and a lot of people have no idea what to do about it or how the new tools it offers can help them,” said Chatburn. “We can help them use it to tell the story of their business.” Topics will also include managing your page’s story flow, QR codes and how to network with experts in your industry. Keynote presenter for the seminar will be Jason Smith, digital marketing consultant for Radiate Media of Utah. Along with Chatburn, Smith will explain why digital marketing is a critical supplement to traditional print advertising. “Businesses need to be relevant on the World Wide Web, because that’s where more and more people are doing their research before making a buying decision,” said Chatburn. Tickets for the Spring 2012 Digital Impact Summit are $59 for either session. You can register online at www.thepress.net/registration, or at The Press offices, 248 Oak St. in Brentwood.

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Earth Day activities SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Earth Day-California Trails Day at Round Valley On California Trails Day-April 14REI is teaming up with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to restore the Hardy Canyon Trail at Round Valley Regional Preserve near  Brentwood. Volunteer work will include repairing trail tread, constructing drainage features and clearing overgrowth along the trail. No prior experience is necessary; EBRPD staff will provide tools, gloves and project supervision.  REI will bring breakfast goodies and EBRPD will supply lunch. (Those desiring a vegetarian meal should e-mail  krarey@rei.com.) All ages are welcome to participate; those under 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.rei.com/brentwoodca. SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Earth Day Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed supervise a morning of community service projects in Brentwood or Oakley in honor of Earth Day.  Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends to come out and help make the earth a better place. For more information or

to register, visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/2447917788?ref=ebtn. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30 A.M.-11 A.M. Celebrate Earth Day & Keep  Antioch Beautiful Antioch provides an opportunity to join with family, friends and community volunteers to make a difference in your hometown.  Allied Waste has donated dumpsters, which will be located at selected schools throughout the city. Each location will be the distribution point for participants to receive instructions and pick up cleanup supplies. Following the event, volunteers will enjoy a free lunch at Contra Loma Reservoir Regional Park. For more information or to register, visit www.art4antioch.org/KAB-2012.asp. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 8 A.M.-4 P.M. Discovery Bay Earth Day 2012 The Town of Discovery Bay holds its inaugural Earth Day event at  Slifer  Park.  The first part of the day involves planting, trimming and cleaning up the community of  Discovery  Bay  at various sites.  From noon on,  the event features a family festival including ecofriendly vendor booths, entertainment, a kids’ zone, food and fun for all.  For information and to register, call 925-6341733 or visit www.todb.ca.gov.

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TENANT WARNING If you are looking to rent a home from someone you don’t know, you need to be very careful these days. Potential tenants need to be VERY careful and they need to research their landlord like never before. First, to make sure they won’t be foreclosed on during their rental term. Not only do you have to move but you may lose your deposit. Second, that the landlord actually OWNS the property, that they aren’t some scammer who just took over some vacant property. Here are my tips for how to minimize your risk. Meet the landlord in person at the property and ask them to bring their mortgage statement. Look at the payment amount. If it is substantially more than you will be paying in rent, that’s a red flag. Next see if you can tell if it’s a fixed-rate loan or an ARM (it won’t always tell you on the statement). If you can’t tell, ask the landlord. Next, look at the “next due” and if it’s MORE than one payment, that means they are behind and that’s a MAJOR red flag! Next ask them to pull out their driver’s license and make sure it matches the name on the statement. If they can’t or won’t do any of the

above, think twice about renting it! Now, if you are dealing with a real estate agent or property manager you know and trust, and they tell you they’ve verified all the above that will give you a higher level of confidence. But it still wouldn’t hurt to have them search the County records for any foreclosure notices, or do it yourself! Leases signed after certain steps in the foreclosure process can be deemed invalid by the foreclosing lender. Be especially careful of rentals on CraigsList, especially when the landlord says they got transferred out of the country suddenly and are renting the home for less than market rent, but you never meet them in person. Scammers would rather not use a property management company to list their home for lease because it’s one more person that might discover the fraud. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 2 40-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement


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EVERY HOUSE IS A FIXER If you’re buying a home right now, I encourage you to call me to inquire about fixing it up first. If you’re going to own, you might as well upgrade before moving in. How about new appliances, new doors, new windows, roof, a deck, fencing, new carpets, paints… the list goes on. What most people aren’t aware of (Some Realtors too) is that a loan exists that lets you do all these improvements “before” you move in and do it with one great low fixed rate mortgage. Now That’s Logical! To learn more about this information visit my website, Click “CONTACT” and email me a request for more details.

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Local girls to compete in pageant Four East County residents will compete at the Miss Teen San Francisco Pageant on April 29. The competition features modeling routines involving casual and formal wear and an onstage interview. Personality is the numberone criterion on which contestants are judged during all phases of competition. Anna Githua, Courtney Rundles and Jessica Subocz – all from Brentwood – will compete for the local Miss Teen title. Githua, 16, is a junior at Heritage High School. She enjoys reading,

drama, networking and soccer. Subocz, also a student at Heritage, aspires to attend the Culinary Institution of America in New York and plans to become a pastry chef and eventually open her own bakery. Ithemba Bell of Antioch will compete in the Miss Pre-Teen competition. The 12-year-old student at Orchard Park School is active in sports yearround and plays clarinet in the school band. Her dream is to become a NASA engineer. The winner will advance to the na-

tional competition, held in Orlando, Fla., where more than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be up for grabs. Community businesses, organizations and private individuals are invited to assist the young ladies in their preparation for the San Francisco competition by becoming an official sponsor. Sponsorship helps them obtain the training, rehearsal and financial support essential to their success. Those interested in becoming a sponsor should call the Miss Teen San Francisco pageant coordinator at 800-279-0976.

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Resource center gives back to kids by Amy Claire Correspondent Childhood is a critical time for learning, and the Village Community Resource Center in Brentwood helps the community give kids in need an educational boost. The volunteer organization’s primary activity is an after-school tutoring program, through which 50 to 60 children in kindergarten through eighth grade receive homework help and learn how to do research on supervised computers. Since many of the students are learning English as a second language – but aren’t completely comfortable in their home language, either – the Center’s program emphasizes language skills. “They’re caught between two worlds,” said Board President Chris Calabrese. “It’s a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity.” Events such as pajama reading nights encourage not only a capacity for reading, but a love for it. Math nights, at which parents practice alongside their kids, are also popular. Life skills such as respect, responsibility and leadership form the foundation that help kids find a path to success. Previous students have grown up to become police officers, teachers, social workers, health care professionals, NASA employees … and those who return to the Center as volunteers. Anthony Murillo, board member and program director, was one of the first 11 students to come to the Center when it opened in 1997. “I remember walking through the door and being very scared,” he said, “but realizing I would be in a better position to give back.” He sees the same trepidation in the eyes of newcomers today and works to dispel the discomfort and help the kids feel secure. “That’s the key: understanding it’s a safe haven.” The volunteers who worked at the Center helped Murillo succeed, both educationally and personally. “All the things we dreamed of as kids … the center brought those back to fruition.” The Center is always seeking additional tutoring volunteers “folks that are interested in working with kids,” said Calabrese. “In this economy, a lot of people can’t give back financially, but they can definitely give back by volunteering.” The Center also welcomes volunteers to help with services such as translation assistance and a weekly food bank. Another focus of the Center is health care. Medical professionals from John Muir hospital give of their time, providing a free mobile clinic on a weekly basis, and flu shots once a year. “We really appreciate what they’re doing,” said Calabrese. Financial support comes through private donors and the East Bay Community Foundation, and the board members are grateful for the continued donations. According to Calabrese, “They’re the reason we’re still here.” The volunteers who offer their time and resources to help improve the lives of the

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Students work on art projects at the Village Community Resource Center.

families and children at the Center are making a huge difference. “It’s the small things people don’t realize that often change lives,” said Murillo. “The biggest thing is having that attention … someone who really cares and is willing to reach out.” Village Community Resource Center, located at 633 Village Drive in Brentwood, can be reached at 925-420-6781. For more information, visit www.vcrcbrentwoodca.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits… Not as easy as it may seem by Joan Grimes, Esq. In recent articles we’ve discussed how to determine if you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and what the SSA considers “disabled”. Now let’s talk about actually applying for benefits. You may have heard that it is almost impossible to get a disability award from the Social Security Administration (SSA); it is difficult but not impossible. Let’s take a look. Hopefully you have been keeping good records about your condition and symptoms, and how they affect your daily life, and why your condition prevents you from working. If you haven’t been, start keeping track. You need to be specific and detailed about the impact on your mental and physical well-being. You are going to need the support of your doctor. Not all doctors are familiar with what evidence the SSA needs to support a finding of being disabled. Many people are confused and think that their doctor can “prescribe” disability benefits. Unfortunately, this is not true. In most cases, the SSA will send your doctor one or more forms to complete on your behalf. You will need to communicate to SSA how your impairment affected you on the job, the type of jobs you’ve had and specifically what your duties were. Your titles when working are not quite as important as the specific tasks that you performed. SSA now allows you to apply for Disability Benefits in three ways, 1) In person; 2) by phone; or 3) online. When applying in person you don’t need an appointment but it will cut down on the time you sit in the local field

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office. You will be interviewed and someone will actually help you fill out the application. It will help to have as much documentation and information as possible with you. You don’t need to have all possible details in hand; you will be able to submit additional evidence before the case is determined. Applying by phone is a great option if you live far from a field office or if your condition prevents you from traveling. You will be interviewed and sent forms in the mail to complete and sign. Applying online allows you to complete the application at your own pace and there are phone numbers for SSA given on the website if you need help completing the online application. I have given you the basics of applying for SSA disability benefits. You do not need an attorney to file your claim. If you think you have a right to SSDI benefits and want an attorney to help you, I do a FREE 30 minute consultation at my offices in Walnut Creek and Brentwood. My phone number is (925) 323-7772 Ext. 122. Or www.contracostadisabilitylawyer.com

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Happy birthday, J.S. The local organization Friends of Music recently celebrated the 327th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. Don Pearson, director of music and artist in residence, performed a selection of some of the most thrilling music ever composed for organ on the Rodgers’s 958 Trillium Masterpiece three manual and pedal dipe/ Digital organ. A champagne and chocolate reception followed the concert. After all, Johann had a life worth raising a glass to. He was prolific beyond imagination, com-

Gallery from page 5A photography, sculpture, fabric, oil paints and ceramics. Most of the pieces at the gallery are available for sale. Another event, Art Walk, is held once a month on the sidewalks surrounding the Brentwood Farmers’ Market. Artists set up displays of their work for viewing and purchase, and some work on new pieces on the spot. The events give artists another opportunity to share their creations while adding additional festivity to the downtown area. For the gallery’s next show, Gaughan will feature Bill Weber, a painter “nationally known for his murals.” Gaughan plans to show many well-known artists at the gallery and hold events outdoors, such as “painting at the park” days for lo-

posing more music than nearly any composer in history. His complete works occupy 150 volumes – each one as thick as your average telephone book. Although it’s estimated that about one third of Bach’s music is still lost, he is nevertheless the most recorded composer in history. His works have been adapted for everything from jazz choir to synthesizer, from banjo to bagpipes. Oddly, he faded into history after his death in 1750 and owes his popularity to Felix Mendelssohn’s revival efforts some 100 years later. – Contributed by Walter Ruehlig

cal professional artists. Gaughan, himself an artist specializing in ceramics, is actively involved in the local community. He was previously president of the Brentwood Arts Society, is the executive producer of the Brentwood Theater Company, and is also active in the Rotary Club and the Police Activities League. “The creative arts are what keep us above the primitive,” he said. “The whole point of the gallery … is to bring to the community a focal point for an elevated level of art.” The Gallery on Second, located at 741 Second St. in Brentwood, is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-2741. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Niner legend inspires boys at Orin Allen At age of 53, former San Francisco 49er Keena Turner looks like he can still stuff a running back on third-and-one. Though he spoke in a gentle and positive manner to the audience of 100 boys at the recent Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility event, it was clear that the boys, guards, teachers and administrators felt the intensity of the all-pro linebacker’s convictions. “Life is about chasing goals, and I know many of you have goals right now. Just remember: there will be challenges that act as roadblocks to you achieving your positive goals, but you need to break through them. You are all at the beginning of your life journey, and that journey starts with you – right now.” Turner was invited to deliver his inspirational message by Delta Vista High School teacher Allan Cacciaroni. Delta Vista is a Contra  Costa  County  Office of Education (CCCOE) institution that provides state-accredited education to the youth of the Orin Allen facility. “The boys really love hearing from these speakers,” said Cacciaroni. “They showed Mr. Turner lots of respect by listening so intently.” Other gridiron greats Cacciaroni has brought to Orin Allen include Ronnie Lott, Eason Ramson and Bennie Blades. Turner, a member of four Super Bowl teams in his 11 seasons with the Niners, brought two of his Super Bowl

rings for the boys to hold, try on and marvel at. “I’m very happy to have those rings and other accolades that my team and I accomplished, but I’m more proud of the college degree I earned,” said Turner. Turner attended Purdue  University, where he majored in physical education. “After my playing days, I went straight back to college and earned my B.S. degree in organizational behavior at the University of San Francisco. “Let me tell you guys: I keep my Super Bowl rings in my sock drawer, but I have my college diploma hanging up on a wall in my house.” Turner spoke of his current life: father of three, an active volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club, and his job as vice president of football affairs with the 49ers. He also described his life leading up to his football career – growing up in Chicago, playing high school football and attending Purdue. Among the questions Turner fielded from the boys: How much money did he make while playing? Who was the hardest hitter on the team? Did he get into trouble as a young man? Who was the most difficult player to tackle? Did he do drugs? Was he related to Tina Turner? In his closing remarks, Turner reminded the boys to set and achieve their goals for a better life, and start their positive journeys immediately.

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Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation teacher Allan Cacciaroni poses with San Francisco 49er great Keena Turner during the football star’s recent visit to the boy’s facility.


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ontra Costa Library Commission members recently welcomed their newest member to the organization: Library Commissioner and Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, third from left in the front row.

County offers traffic amnesty A six-month program began Jan. 1, 2012 for certain traffic bail and fines. The one-time amnesty period offers discounted fines for some old, unpaid traffic tickets that were due and payable before Jan. 1, 2009. Defendants may make a lump sum payment of 50 percent of the total outstanding balance, including the base fine, assessments, late charges or other fees, of certain violations to fully satisfy the court-ordered obligation. Parking tickets, driving under the influence and reckless driving cases are not eligible for this program. Other qualifying conditions include: • The defendant must not have not appeared in court, or must not have paid the fine in full. • Any previous payment must have been made on or before January 1, 2009. • Restitution must not be owed to a victim on any case within the county where the traffic case was filed. • The defendant must have no outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants within the county. The program concludes June 30, 2012. For more information, visit www.cc-courts.org or call 877-5418420.

Latch on to the List The federal government has implemented a free service to prevent intrusions into your personal life. Visit www.donotcall.gov or call 888382-1222  and enter the telephone number(s) that you do not wish telemarketers to dial. All telemarketing calls should stop within 31 days.


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The Brentwood Lions Club invites you to participate in a Flea Market! When: Saturday, April 21st, 2012; 8am-1pm Where: Parking lot in front of Liberty High School 14’ x 14’ exhibit space $30 Spaces still available.

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Parking is available for all participants. The event will be wellpublicized. Proceeds from space rental will benefit scholarships for graduating seniors from Brentwood high schools. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For information call Lion Carolyn Sherfy at 516-7798 or email jsherfy@earthlink.net

Ruth Esther Coombs (Brecht) was born in Culbertson, Neb. on Dec. 23, 1921 to George and Anna Marie (Walker) Brecht. She passed away on Saturday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. at Sunrise Guest Home in Elk Grove, Calif. with family members by her side. Ruth was the youngest child of a family of five boys – six children total. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 in Herndon, Kan. as salutatorian of her class. She received a scholarship for Business School in Grand Island, Neb., where she met her beloved husband, Albert Roland (“Rolly”) Coombs. They were married in Kansas a year later on Nov. 17, 1939. Ruth and Rolly settled in Scottsbluff, Neb., where they lived for the next 20 years and raised their four children. In 1959 the family moved to Southern California, and after the children were on their own, Rolly and Ruth moved to Northern California, where they lived in Antioch and then Oakley. Ruth will be remembered for her warmth and absolute dedication as a wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to so many. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years and is survived by their four children and spouses: JoDee and Jim Moore, Donald and Paula Coombs, Richard and Barbara Coombs and Michael and Terry Coombs; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her family is blessed with the memories of her beauty, spunkiness, strength and the wisdom she bestowed. She will forever be loved and missed by all.

Bonnibel Adair Lane May 28, 1917-March 16, 2012 Bonnibel Adair Lane passed away on March 16 following a short illness. She was 94. Bonnie, as her friends knew her, was born in Dayton, Ohio to William and Mae Skinner. She came to California as a teenager with her mother and returned to Ohio, where she married and had her first three children: June, Jack and Billy. She returned with her older children to California, where she went to work as a switchboard operator in Berkeley City Hall. In 1956, while working there, she

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earned her high school diploma and graduated alongside her oldest daughter, June. She was a member of the El Sobrante writer’s club, the El Sobrante Riders and the California State Horsemen’s Association. In 1962, she met her soulmate, Frank, on a blind date. They married six months later, moved to Concord and started a family. In 1967, they moved to Brentwood, where she retired to be a stay-athome mom. She was active in the Brentwood Parents Club and was a member of East County Soroptimist. She took classes at Los Medanos College and became a news correspondent for the Antioch Daily Ledger and the Delta News. During summers when her children were teenagers, she worked as field manager on the tomato fields. In later years, she became a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Brentwood and was a member of the VFW. Bonnie was a wonderful person who made many friends. She loved to crochet lap blankets and give them to everyone. She also pursued her love of reading, which she acquired at an early age, and left a small library of books in her home. She is survived by her children, Bonnibel L. Lane and Franklin (Rick) Lane of Brentwood; brother, James Skinner of Sumter, S.C.; stepchildren, Dwight and Claretta Lane; six grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband Frank P. Lane; her parents, William and Mae Skinner; stepmother, Leah Skinner; sister, Jennie Margaret (Skinner) Baptiste; brothers, Frank Arnold and Rodger Skinner; children, June Greenhill, Jack DeLay and William Baughman; and stepson, David Lane. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bonnie’s honor to Sutter Care Hospice, 4071 Port Chicago Highway in Concord.

George Bell 1921-2012 Longtime Discovery Bay resident George Bell passed away on March 5. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness. A World War II veteran, George was husband to Blanch for 51 years. He was a member of the Discovery Bay Athletic Club for 32 years and owner of Bell Electric Co. in Lafayette for 40 years.


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Antioch woman honored for outreach by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer For many East County youths who have run afoul of the law, the Antioch-based Reach Project is the final wake-up call before prison or juvenile hall. Police departments in Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood refer to the program teens who have been arrested on drug or alcohol charges. While with Reach, they’re taught how to make smarter decisions and plan for the future. Some quit the program and become reoffenders. Many more graduate and turn their lives around. It’s for this success rate that Reach Cofounder Shirley Marchetti was recently honored as a Comcast Hometown Hero. Several other East County residents were selected as Hometown Heroes this year, including Josie Monaghan and John Farman of Antioch, Pamela and Bill Doheney of Brentwood, and Fred Schau of Oakley. “It’s an honor to be placed in with people who are going out and they’ve done things on their own and started some wonderful projects,” Marchetti said. “I didn’t do it alone. Throughout the years, I’ve had a lot of help.” Shirley Marchetti, sister-in-law of football star Gino, founded the Reach Project on April 1, 1970 with Antioch Police Sgt. Leon LeRoy. She felt the need to do something in response to the offer of drugs to her son, a junior high student at the time. When the

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Antioch’s Shirley Marchetti was recently honored as a Comcast Hometown Hero for her work with the Reach Project. Antioch City Council appointed her to a committee to curb youth drug use, Marchetti and LeRoy started Reach. She figured she’d just help it get started and work on it for about a month. Forty-two years later, Marchetti is still involved, serving as the program’s assistant director. In 2004, she handed over the executive directorship to her son, Mickey. The Reach Project helps about 2,000 people annually – not all of whom are kids. The program augments its youth services by offering classes and help for parents who are

struggling to communicate with their children. In Brentwood, Reach also offers support to grandparents raising kids. The program provides services for alcohol and drug abuse treatment, tailored to kids, families and adults. Oakley Police Officer Lance Morrison, who handles juvenile cases, considers Reach a valuable crime-fighting asset. “If we feel like they’re going to stick to that commitment and they’re going to obey the law and abstain from drugs, then we’ll give them a shot,” Morrison said. “It’s amazing how many kids

complete the program. It becomes kind of a safe haven to talk about life’s problems.” One of the major programs offered by Reach is the Juvenile Diversion Program, where Reach partners with local police departments to help young people arrested on drug or alcohol charges. For many, it’s their last hope before a trip to juvenile hall or the Byron Boys Ranch. Reach also accepts referrals from parents worried that their child might be heading down the wrong path. One young man who battled drug problems was admitted to the program for a few months, quit, but then returned earlier this year for a second chance. Since he’s returned to Reach, he’s doing better in school and hasn’t touched drugs. After he finishes high school, he’s hoping to go to film school. “Since I haven’t been using, my whole attitude has changed,” he said. “I’ve got faith I’m going to complete it. I appreciate (Reach) a lot. It’s helping me stay out of trouble.” Marchetti estimated that roughly 90 percent of those who enter the program change for the better. She truly loves the young people who come through Reach and it warms her heart when they finally learn how to make better decisions, even if it’s a rough process. “I like these kids – somebody has to like them,” Marchetti said. “You have to like people enough to hold them accountable. Sometimes that’s hard.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD March 23, 5:18 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 23, 7:20 p.m. An unidentified person siphoned gas from a vehicle parked on Leaning Oak Road. March 24, 2:19 p.m. An unidentified person used the personal information of a resident of La Pergola Drive to file tax return in Florida. March 24, 6:20 p.m. A dog that was stolen on Sycamore Avenue was recovered and returned. One of the thieves was arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. The other was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. March 24, 7:35 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Delta Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation who was found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest resisted officers, was taken into custody and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 24, 9:45 p.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle parked on Shady Willow Lane. March 25, 1:29 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, an unidentified driver rear-ended another vehicle and fled the scene without exchanging information. March 25, 3:05 p.m. An unidentified person stole the license plate of a vehicle parked on Remington Street. March 25, 6:03 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, an unidentified driver sideswiped another vehicle and fled the scene without exchanging information. March 26, 12:45 a.m. On Sand Creek Road at Sand Drift Drive, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 26, 11:30 a.m. A subject found trespassing on the roof of a school on Minnesota Avenue was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. March 26, 2:32 p.m. Two subjects contacted

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LOGS on San Jose Avenue at Canyonwood Drive were found to be selling marijuana from their vehicle. They were arrested and released to their parents. March 26, 4:30 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, a subject playing with a can of body spray and a lighter accidentally set fire to another subject’s hair. No injuries were sustained. March 26, 5:48 p.m. A subject who exited a business on Brentwood Boulevard without paying for merchandise was apprehended in Byron, booked at the Brentwood Police Department and released on a Promise To Appear. March 26, 10:51 p.m. An attempted traffic stop for a mechanical violation on Lone Oak Road at Country Court resulted in a brief pursuit. The driver stopped the vehicle – which was discovered to be stolen – and fled on foot. He was apprehended and arrested, along with a passenger in the vehicle, and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 26, 11:42 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Empire Avenue at Lone Tree Way through an unlocked rear door and was confronted by the resident. The intruder fled through an unlocked interior garage door. An Oakley police K-9 tracked the subject with negative results. March 27, 2 a.m. On Central Boulevard at Second Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 27, 2 a.m. A subject contacted on Central Boulevard at Second Street was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 27, 2:49 a.m. A resident of Minnesota Avenue heard an unidentified subject cut the lock to a barn door. The subject fled the scene on foot. March 27, 1 p.m. A resident turned in ammunition for destruction at police headquarters. March 27, 2:59 p.m. An unidentified person used another person’s personal information to pass a fraudulent check at a business on Lone Tree Way. March 27, 4:45 p.m. At a business on Sand Creek Road, a subject who fought with lossprevention personnel attempting to detain him for shoplifting was found to be on parole.

Challenge from page 4A works.” For those considering making the move from automobile to bus, Park & Ride lots are the perfect place to start. Park & Ride lots operated by BART and served by Tri Delta Transit provide free parking and connections to several local and express bus routes, including Express Route 300 to BART. “BART remains a major destination for East County commuters, so the challenge is a perfect way for commuters to be introduced to both Park & Ride lots and our Express service to BART,” said Furnary. Express Route 300, designed for busy professionals, provides the quickest path to BART. It

On Sand Creek Road, a subject playing with a can of body spray and a lighter accidentally set fire to another subject’s hair. No injuries were sustained. March 26, 4:30 p.m. in Brentwood He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 27, 6:30 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject made a phone call to another subject in violation of a restraining order. March 27, 7:30 p.m. On Chestnut Street, a subject who pushed another subject during an argument was placed under citizen’s arrest, booked at police headquarters and released on a Promise To Appear. March 27, 8:30 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, an unidentified subject stole another subject’s phone and broke it. March 28, 10:37 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Valley Green Drive through unlocked rear slider and stole stereo loudspeakers and a portable video game system. March 28, 11:48 p.m. On Grant Street at Empire Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and released on Promise To Appear. March 29, 3:03 a.m. Subjects contacted after curfew in a park on Vancouver Way at Holsapple Way were cited and released to their parents. March 29, 9:30 a.m. A subject contacted on Marsh Creek Trail was found to be a reported runaway and was released to her father’s custody. March 29, 5:15 a.m. A vehicle parked on Mondavi Lane at Campanello Way was towed for being abandoned in excess of 72 hours. March 29, 11:07 p.m. A subject contacted on Walnut Boulevard at Indiana Avenue was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH March 26, 1:03 a.m. An unidentified person stole a TV from a residence on the 2200 block of Sycamore Drive. March 26, 1:52 a.m. Two unidentified subjects stole cell phones and wallets from three subjects on the 100 block of H Street. March 26, 2:32 p.m. A resident of the 4900

block of Timberbrook Way arrived home to find the back and side doors damaged and the residence ransacked. March 26, 3:52 p.m. A resident of the 3200 block of Barmouth Drive arrived home to find the back door open and the TV missing. March 27, 9:19 p.m. An unidentified person stole jewelry from a residence on the 2400 block of Sequoia Drive. March 29, 6:53 p.m. A subject was shot on Deer Valley Road and Lone Tree Way. March 29, 7:35 p.m. A subject was stabbed on the 2400 block of Horizon Lane. March 29, 7:51 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on the 200 block of West Third Street through a window and stole a video game system and laptop computer. March 30, 7:17 p.m. An unidentified person broke the back door of a residence on Winifred Court and stole firearms. March 31, 11:57 p.m. A subject was stabbed on the 400 block of G Street. April 1, 4:19 p.m. A resident of the 1700 block of Periwinkle Way arrived home to find the residence ransacked. April 8, 1:23 a.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to reports of a serious traffic accident on Deer Valley Road north of Lone Tree Way. Upon arrival, officers found the wreckage of a vehicle that had been traveling southbound, apparently at a high rate of speed. The driver, while negotiating a curve, had apparently spun before striking a tree. The vehicle was torn in half on impact; two passengers were ejected while another passenger and the driver were trapped inside. Fire personnel extracted the two trapped occupants. The driver and one of the ejected passengers were transported by helicopters to area hospitals and listed in stable condition, having sustained injuries to the face and legs. The other two victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals and were treated for minor injuries and complaint of pain. All parties involved are expected to survive. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to the collision, which is under investigation. Those with eyewitness or other information regarding the incident should call officer Martin at 925-779-6900, ext. 83343. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police.

operates 33 trips every weekday starting as early as 4:10 a.m. so that nearly every work schedule can be accommodated. An additional benefit of taking the bus to BART is station-front drop off. “This is a service that our customers truly appreciate, especially during the cold and rainy season,” said Furnary. All Tri Delta Transit buses drop passengers off at the entrance to the BART station, after which they pull to their designated stall to pick up new passengers. Express Route 300 operates between the Brentwood Park & Ride and Pittsburg Bay Point BART, making only four stops along the way: in Brentwood, Oakley and the Antioch Park & Ride. From the Antioch Park & Ride, it’s a

non-stop trip to BART. To accept the Tri Delta Transit Challenge to try the bus, complete a registration form available online at www. trideltatransit.com/challenge or call the administrative office at 925-754-6622 to get one mailed to you. Tickets for the program are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from all qualified registrants. A limit of one participant per household applies and tickets provided are not valid on Dial a Ride or Delta Express. The deadline to register is May 4. For more information on routes or to apply for a 2 for 1 bus pass, visit www.trideltatransit.com or call 925754-6622.


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Wolverines start hot on diamond by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Thanks to dominant pitching and clutch hitting, Deer Valley’s baseball team is blazing out of the gates this season. Allowing a mere 19 runs in their first 10 games, the Wolverines were 9-1 as they headed into the Righetti Spring Classic in Santa Maria this week. Manager Dennis Luquet credited the fine record to the quality of the Wolverines’ pitching. Senior right-hander Ricky Delgado, who will attend Cal State Fullerton next year, has started the season 5-0 with a 0.55 earned run average. He’s also fanned 27 batters, walking 11. Known as a hard thrower, Delgado has been working more on location than velocity. The new approach has worked. “He’s just trying to slow things down and have better control,” Luquet said. “He was too fast before, trying to throw too hard. He’s calmed down his windup and his mechanics.”

Even when the ball isn’t in Delgado’s hand, Deer Valley has earned success on the mound. As a team, the Wolverines boast a 0.74 ERA and a total of 71 strikeouts in their first 10 games. Senior Jacob Peters has been another pleasant surprise. Through his first 19.1 innings, he hasn’t allowed an earned run, and batters are hitting merely .090 against him. In five appearances, he’s chalked up one win and two saves. Junior Tyler Vistalli, the Wolverines’ third starting pitcher, is 3-1 with two saves and a 1.02 ERA. While the bulk of the Wolverines’ scoring has come in two games – a 20-1 win over Tennyson and a 10-0 victory over Ygnacio Valley – in the team’s other games, the margin of victory has been slim. “We seem to score just enough runs to win,” Luquet said. “We make some key plays when we need them and we make a clutch hit when we need it, so it guess

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t its recent Spring Break Clinic, Black Diamond Kids Center hosted two special visitors: guest clinicians Lu Li, who won a gold medal on the uneven bars for China in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics; and Peter Doyle, men’s national team member and former Cal Berkeley Women’s assistant coach. The coaches spent several hours training Black Diamond’s competitive gymnastics team on new skills. Li and Doyle also worked with Black Diamond’s coaches on how to inspire and motivate students through positive reinforcement.

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Lion brings worldly flair to tennis court by Kyle Szymanski Correspondent

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Liberty junior Arne Schmidt, a German exchange student, lunges for a ball during a match against Antioch.

When Arne Schmidt quit playing tennis at the age of 12 in his home of Bremen, Germany, he thought he had given up the game he started playing at age 6. Five years and 5,000 miles later, Schmidt is back on the court for the Liberty boys tennis team this season following his arrival in the United States in September as part of a one-year foreign exchange program from Germany. “When I got here, I thought it is time for a comeback, time to give it another shot,” said Schmidt, a junior. “In Germany, we do not have high school sports teams. We go to school, do our schoolwork, and that is about it. We can’t really develop any high school spirit, which is one of the reasons why I came here.” Schmidt started the season in the No. 4 singles spot for the Lions, but according to Liberty head coach Thurston Brice, he could soon take over the No. 2 slot. “He’s a competitor and doesn’t like to lose,” Brice said. “We had a kid out here beating him half to death because he had something he had never seen before. We got together, learned how to combat it, and he came back to win the match. I’m see Court page 25A


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Heritage excels at Livermore Stampede by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer The first major test for the Heritage High softball team came last weekend at the Livermore Stampede tournament. While the Patriots didn’t ace the exam, they did well enough to show they can be serious contenders in the North Coast Section. Heritage lost the first game 2-0 to Amador Valley, but defeated Johansen, California and Cosumnes Oaks to round out the tournament.

The loss to the Dons was the first of the year for the Patriots, who hold a 9-1 record. “Some teams in our bracket were tough teams – ranked teams,” Heritage head coach Ron Rivers said. “I thought that was going to be the best test for us to get us ready for league. We have a lot to improve on.” The Patriots started out facing defending NCS champion Amador Valley, but the Dons’ pitching was too strong. Heritage managed two hits in the contest and absorbed a tough 2-0 loss.

The Patriots took out their offensive frustrations on the Johansen Vikings. Heritage toppled Johansen 16-2 in a game shortened by the mercy rule. Three Patriots recorded a multi-hit game and junior first baseman Ali Ramirez launched a home run. Heritage proved it could win close games, taking a 1-0 contest with California in the next round. Senior pitcher Lisa Rodrigues helped her own cause, driving home Ramirez in the sixth inning for the game’s lone run. The Patriots won comfortably in the

tournament’s final contest, a 10-2 win over Cosumnes Oaks. Junior catcher Malia Rivers rapped out four hits and scored all four times she got on base. Ramirez also went 4-for-4 with 4 RBIs. Sophomore outfielder Kaylee James batted in three runs. “We really have that jell right now, where the girls are cheering each other on,” Rivers said. “It’s been a total team effort.” Heritage competes in this weekend’s Antioch HASA Tournament; then starts Bay Valley Athletic League play on April 17 at Pittsburg.

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icole Diaz, an eighth-grader wrestler who competes for Delta Wrestling Club, brought home a first-place trophy in the 145-pound bracket at the recent California Girls Middle School Wrestling Championships in Vallejo. Facing competition from Ukiah to Los Angeles, Diaz went 4-0 to finish her season 25-0.

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The NorCal Titans 12U Blue baseball team made an impressive run in Arizona, amassing a 5-1 record and capturing second place at the Triple Crown Championships. The Titans opened with wins over the AABC Crusaders (10-2), the SoCal Storm (6-5) and the Arizona Grinders (10-6) to go 3-0 in pool play. Milan Mijanovic was intimidating on the mound, throwing three innings of nohit ball to set the tone against the Crusaders. Walker Brinkman and Conner Capps paced the offense with two hits apiece and combined for five RBIs. In the Storm game, a 10-inning title fight, Trevor Wilson’s three hits – complementing three sterling innings on the mound – were a key in this big win. Jimmy Kabrich’s four innings of work on the mound and game-winning hit ended the first night of pool play for the Titans at 2-0. Anthony Beckstead pitched four innings to get the win over the Arizona Grinders. Dior Walker and Keith Hale both were spectacular offensively and defensively to send the Titans to the No. 3

seed entering championship play. Starting championship play, the Titans took on the Las Vegas Extreme. Philip Apodaca’s three hits, including two doubles and one triple, and Trevor Wilson’s three-inning, five-strikeout performance were enough to send the Titans to the semifinals against the SoCal SKLZ. The combined pitching of Walker Brinkman, Milan Mijanovic and Jimmy Kabrich kept the SKLZ offense at bay in the 3-1 victory. Logan Huntze’s work behind the plate was outstanding as usual. Huntze, who caught five of the Titans’ six total games, made a huge defensive play in the semifinal game when he took a ball off the backstop and sprinted to the plate to tag out what would have been the SKLZ’s lead run. Jordan Gartner sparked the offense for the Titans in the championship game with two hits and spectacular glove work at first base, but the Dirt Dawgs’ offense proved too much for the Titans, who surrendered six runs in the second inning and earned a second-place finish with a score of 10-6. – Contributed by Scott Kabrich

Cherry’s Tax Facts... By Cherry Comstock

2011 College Grads May be Claimed as Dependents …whether or not they want to be! If your son or daughter graduated from college last year, you may have been wondering whether your child could or should be claimed as a dependent on your 2011 tax return. Although a large refund may be greatly appreciated by a recent grad living on an entry-level salary, you may feel that you need a tax deduction more than your offspring. Don’t be surprised, however, if you aren’t able to benefit. If your child was under 24 years-of age on December 31 and a student for 5 months, he or she may qualify as your dependent. A person who can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s return can’t claim his or her own exemption, even if the other taxpayer doesn’t claim the exemption. Canny graduates often look for loopholes in the five-month requirement. Since many colleges host their graduation ceremonies in mid-May, they reason that five full months have not elapsed, so they can still claim their own exemption and get more of a refund. Not so – IRS considers a student who attended college full-time from January 1 – May 1 to have been a student for five months. But this doesn’t mean Junior won’t have to file a return. If his income in 2011 topped $5,800, he must file a tax return. If his unearned income exceeded $950, he will also need to file a return. Unfortunately, due to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), many parents don’t benefit from the deduction even though the child can’t take the exemption. While the

majority of Americans don’t understand the AMT, the IRS describes it as a tax that “attempts to ensure that anyone who benefits from certain tax advantages pays at least a minimum amount of tax.” Although it was originally developed to make sure the wealthy were paying their share, at today’s income levels the AMT applies to a lot of middle income families. The AMT does not allow the standard deduction, personal exemptions, or certain itemized deductions. President Obama has proposed abolishing the AMT in favor of the “Buffett Rule,” which would require people making more than $1 million a year to pay at least 30 percent in taxes. However, no one thinks the AMT is going away anytime soon. Should you have questions about this or any other tax matter feel free to contact our office. www.jettax.org, info@www.jettax.org, or call (925)778-0281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you. What is an EA? Enrolled agents (EAs) are America’s tax experts. They are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited  rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. While attorneys and certified public accountants are also licensed, only enrolled agents specialize exclusively in taxes. Enrolled agents are required to complete many hours of continuing education each year to ensure they are up-to-date on the constantly changing tax code and must abide by a code of ethics. – Advertisement

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Board members chosen for RDA successor agency Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Ovick has named 14 appointees to boards that oversee agencies operating the dissolved redevelopment agencies (RDA) in Contra Costa County. The California Supreme Court issued a ruling last December effectively shutting down redevelopment agencies as of Feb. 1. Starting May 1, each RDA will be operated by a successor agency board to manage property tax revenues, debt retirement and asset disposal. Each successor agency will be governed by a seven-member oversight board. The county superintendent  of schools appoints one member to each oversight board to represent schools. Members of the county’s 17 redevelopment agency oversight boards serve at the pleasure of the entity that appointed them and receive no compensation or reimbursement of expenses. An individual may serve on up to five separate oversight boards at any one time and may hold an office in a school or community college district. The appointees to the 17 RDA Oversight Boards in  Contra  Costa County are: ANTIOCH: Tim Forrester – associate superintendent, business services and operations, Antioch  Unified  School District. BRENTWOOD, OAKLEY: Eric Volta – superintendent,  Liberty Union High School District. PITTSBURG: Enrique Palacios – as-

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sociate superintendent, business services, Pittsburg Unified  School District. CLAYTON: Jan Shamieh – controller, business operations,  Contra  Costa County Office of Education. CONCORD: Bryan Richards – chief financial officer, Mt. Diablo Unified School District. CONTRA  COSTA  COUNTY: Bill Clark – associate superintendent, business services, Contra Costa County Office of Education. DANVILLE, SAN RAMON: Gary  Black – associate superintendent, business, San Ramon Unified School District. EL CERRITO: Sandi Potter –  Former El Cerrito City Council member. PINOLE: Norma  Martinez-Rubin – owner, Evaluation Focused Consulting. LAFAYETTE: Chris Learned, associate superintendent, business services,  Acalanes  Union High  School District. RICHMOND, HERCULES: Sheri Gamba – associate superintendent, business services, West Contra Costa Unified School District. PLEASANT HILL: Dr. Joseph A. Ovick –  Contra  Costa  County  superintendent of schools. SAN PABLO: Bill Fay – associate superintendent, operations, West Contra Costa Unified School District. WALNUT CREEK: Dr. Kevin Collins – chief business official,  Walnut Creek School District.

Seat from page 1A The appointment on April 4 took two tries. The first round of voting began with Director Ray Tetreault’s nomination of applicant Bruce Hall. The nomination was seconded by Simon. “What I would like to see happen here tonight is: I don’t want this to be a popularity contest, or what this board has been in the past, which is the good-old-boys network,” said Simon. “We have an obligation to the residents of this community to bring the most qualified person onto this board … and that is the reason I second the nomination of Bruce Hall.” Simon and Tetreault voted for Hall; Director Kevin Graves and President Chris Steele dissented. Graves then introduced Mattison’s nomination, which was seconded by Steele. “I think that Jim brings a fresh look to the board and has a lot of great skills in project management and leadership,” said Steele. “And I think he will continue to make this the place where we live and play in Discovery Bay.” However, Tetreault voted against Mattison and Simon abstained, leaving legal council to call for a fiveminute recess to determine how an abstention affects the vote under the guidelines of Rosenberg’s Rules, which the board follows. “In reviewing your bylaws,” said CSD legal counsel Dan Schroeder. “The affirmative vote of three members are required for action … Abstention is not an affirmative vote; it is not a majority vote.”

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The board was left with the options of moving on to a third applicant, making a motion for reconsideration or doing nothing, which would throw the appointment into the Board of Supervisors’ court. Steele urged his fellow board members to try again. “I would just remind us that we are at a crossroads,” said Steele. “And again, our community and constituents have asked us to serve them and be representative of them and I would ask that we reconsider. I think that it is very important that we are able to function as a board and keep our decisions local … I would prefer that we could work this out tonight and not have a default.” Simon said his abstention had nothing to do with Mattison on a personal level. “I abstained because to have that would put four Lions Club members on the board, and I’m considering resigning,” said Simon, “because it is my belief that having one group having total representation on the board is wrong.” In the end, Tetreault changed his vote. “OK, here’s the deal,” said Tetreault. “I like Jim, I serve with him on the Lions and my vote was nothing personally against him … But because I do not want to send it back to the Board of Supervisors, I make a motion to reconsider the nomination.” Mattison was appointed in a 3-1, Simon again abstaining. Mattison will serve out the remainder of Dawson’s term, which ends in November. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Piepho from page 1A the Delta counties – which stand to be most affected – a seat at the bargaining table. “They want fresh water at the highest source in the Delta and they want it now,” said Piepho. “There is no protection; it is simply a water grab and we are going to be looked at to pay for it.” The BDCP plan involves the construction of five intake locations, twin water diversion tunnels under the Delta stretching 37 miles from Clarksburg (near Elk Grove) to Clifton Court Forebay, with two large storage water facilities at either end. “These are the risks we are facing,” said Piepho. “The bucolic, colorful, quiet and serene Delta, again with five (intake pumps) each about the size of an NFL field … picture what that is going to look like.” And yet, said Piepho, there is plenty that can be done to halt the process, and much of it begins with the public: “We’re working hard and your input is very much valued. Our coalition is strong and we’re working hard but we need it to continue to grow … It’s an ongoing battle, a decades-old battle. “They say it takes a village. Well, we’re all part of that village and we need to work on that together.” The public is welcome to attend a strategic planning meeting of the Delta Conservancy on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Council chambers in Oakley. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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hen asked what she likes most about her job as owner and manager of Orchard Creek Ranch, Erin Mathias doesn’t need Orchard Creek Ranch offers lessons for every level of horse enthusiast, including these beginners seen putting their mounts through their paces last weekend.

long to come up with her answer: “Everything!” But if Mathias absolutely must choose her favorite part about working at a horse ranch, “It would be working with the kids,” she said. “I love watching them grow as riders as they learn new skills, but I also love watching them grow as individuals as they gain confidence in their abilities. They develop communications skills, and their demonstration of responsibility is phenomenal. I’m continually impressed. These kids become like family.” Mathias has been sharing her love of horses with East County residents since she opened her ranch in 2004, marshaling years of experience to train riders and horses alike. In her career, she has won more than 35 championships, hi-point and all-around titles. While Mathias trains with show teams and prepares young riders to present their horses at shows and exhibitions, she also works with novice riders. Orchard Creek Ranch offers beginners’ lessons year-round for children interested in learning more about horses and horse riding. “Some kids just want to learn for fun – to ride recreationally, but some kids want to take it to the next level and take a horse to shows,” Mathias said. “We can customize lessons to ON THE COVER: Birthday boy Tony Munoz launches his Lego creation down the zip line at Bricks 4 Kidz in Brentwood. Photo by Angelo Garcia, Jr.

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whatever your goals are. A lot of kids start out just wanting to learn how to ride, but after a few lessons, they’ve got the bug and they want to join a show team.” Mathias is quick to caution parents that equestrian activities are to be taken seriously. Training with a horse takes time, commitment and dedication. Some kids take beginners’ lessons and realize riding isn’t for them, and that’s OK. “Horseback riding has a lot to do about the feel of it – that comfort and trust you have with the horse,” Mathias said. “If it’s not there, then it’s not there. It’s not something you can

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hosts an event with the city’s police department. The Brentwood Police Activities League (PAL) Tigers Challenge, hosted by Twin Tigers Academy of Self-Defense, will bring Bay Area martial arts schools to East County to help the PD’s nonprofit organization. PAL works to create a positive relationship between kids and cops, providing alternatives to a life of crime by facilitating sports such as bowling and golf. Brentwood PD Officer Roger Wilson, who heads up Brentwood’s PAL, has been instrumental in making the Tigers Challenge a possibility. The tournament is slated for Saturday, April 28 at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The first-timers’ tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. and the main event kicks off at 10 a.m. Participants can also register at www. active.com. Tickets are $5 for adults and kids older than 5. Admission is free for seniors over 65 and kids 5 or under. The Tiger Challenge will feature several styles of self defense – karate, kung fu

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their program,” Carrillo said. “I haven’t done (a tournament) for about 15 years, so I brought it up to PAL about doing a fundraiser.” Carrillo is hoping this first event will become an annual tournament. For more information, call Carrillo at 925-513-7591.


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ate the Mitchell Canyon walk. Dogs are not allowed in Mt. Diablo State Park. Walkers are encouraged to bring sack lunches. Following the walks, participants can walk the streets of the quaint town of Clayton and enjoy its shops and restaurants. Volkssport membership is not required, but dues are only $8 for individuals, $14 for families and $5 for seniors (55 and over). In addition to weekend walks, the club offers group walks on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings plus Wednesday evenings. The walks are fun and the people are friendly. It’s excellent exercise, good for your body and soul, and guaranteed to expose you to places you’d never find on your own. The Sacramento Walking Sticks meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the SMUD Headquarters Building in the Conference Center, 6201 S St. in Sacramento.


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Building from page 1B “Legos are probably one of the greatest toys of all time,” said Bricks 4 Kids co-owner Mike Shirk. “Kids get to build whatever they want whether they’re working from a kit or just creating as they go. The things the kids come up with here are really impressive.” Bricks 4 Kids, which Shirk opened with wife Jenny last July, has become a go-to place for birthday parties and recreational play, and this summer the Shirks are expanding their summer camp program to welcome builders of all levels. Camps run in five-day increments, and each session is three hours long. Camps cost $30 per day or $150 for the entire week. In honor of the upcoming Olympic Games, Bricks 4 Kidz will host the 2012 Brick Olympics, in which campers will build models of sports featured in the summer games, such as soccer, basketball, cycling and gymnastics. Competitors’ models will be scored and medals will be award to the best builders. For the adventurous types, Extreme Expedition Camp offers builders the thrill of creating lavish landscapes as they learn about geography and nature. In Animal “Grassology” Camp, builders construct animal models and learn about animal biology and habitats. “Each camp follows its own lesson plan, so the kids are doing more than building and playing with the bricks,” Mike said. “If the kids are building an animal, they’ll learn about where it lives, what it likes to eat and how big it gets in real life. If the project is building a lawnmower, the kids learn a little bit about the science and history of how and why the first lawnmower was created.” Building a lawnmower could be one of the projects in the Robotics Camp, which is back by popular demand. Divided into groups based on age, kids spend the afternoon working with gears and motors. Older, more experienced campers get to play with the Mindstorm NXT Robotics kits, which guide kids through the process of building and programming a Lego robot. Though Legos are gender neutral, they’re stereotypically considered a boy’s toy. Bricks 4 Kidz is out to change that misconception with Bricks 4 Girlz Camp, a girls-only program that introduces girls to the art of Legos. Campers build houses and other sets for Legos’ new cast of female characters, marketed to encourage girls to build and

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Ayden Weitz creates an edifice of bricks that towers above him. learn with the popular, colorful bricks. “Girls can be a little hesitant to play with Legos, so this camp is a combination of Lego projects and crafts,” Jenny said. “Once they’re comfortable, they dig in the piles of blocks and start building like pros. They realize Legos aren’t just for boys.” Throughout the summer, Bricks 4 Kidz will continue to offer drop-in play times, which costs $5 per child, and Kidz Night Out on Fridays, when parents drop their builders at Bricks 4 Kidz from 6 to 10 p.m. for $20 per child. Kids get hours of play and pizza. For a full schedule of upcoming camps, visit www.bricks4kidz. com/california-eastbay-brentwood. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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SHORELINE FISHING AVAILABLE ON SOUTH SHORE OF LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR Shoreline fishing continues to be available along the reservoir’s south shore, and bait and tackle sales will continue from the south entrance kiosk. The Los Vaqueros Marina building and boat docks are currently closed for construction. For more information, visit www.ccwater.com or call the reservoir’s south shore kiosk at 925-371-2628. www.ccwater.com Parking fee is $4 per car for ratepayers $6 per car for non-ratepayers.

Too much time indoors can lead to cranky, stir-crazy kids. But you can keep them occupied with kid-friendly, educational activities that appeal to their imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Pitch a tent and build a campsite When bad weather cancels your camping plans, pitch a tent in your living room. Use a table, chairs and sheet to create a tent or fort in your dining room or living room. Lay a blanket in front of the tent and make a circle using potatoes in place of rocks, and a flashlight or lantern for a fire. Get the whole family involved and take turns telling entertaining stories. Pack your favorite campsite treats. Embark on an adventure From your campsite, go exploring through the jungle of the living room. Encourage your child to use their imagination. What animals do they see? Do they hear

Outside from page 5B has an extra piece, one should look different, and is actually part of the pistil.) ♦ Pistil: This is where the seeds are made The pistil comprises three parts: The very top of the pistil is called the stigma, which is where the pollen falls when a pollinator brings it in. The pollen travels down the tube (style) and goes down to the bottom (ovary) where the seeds will form. Split the pistil lengthwise to look inside. You should see unfertilized beginnings of seeds. The seed pattern inside will match the pattern of seeds within the fruit later. (If you

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any strange sounds? How tall are the trees? Will they need to cross a river? If so, will they need to build a bridge? If a bridge is needed, let them use some throw pillows to use as crossing stones. Remember, if you’re excited, they’ll be excited too. A great adventure story, like the serial story “Quetzalcoatyl,” can get their imagination going. This tale about a magical sea creature and the boy he befriends can be found each month in the pages of the free children’s newspaper Kidsville News! Create a journal Ask your child to describe their adventure – or just their day – by writing, painting or drawing on a series of pages. Get them to start from the beginning: what they had for breakfast, what they found in the jungle. You can use a hole punch and yarn or string to put together a journal to help them recall their exciting day. – Courtesy of Family Features cut an apple in half horizontally and see the five seeds in a star pattern, you know that the flower’s pistil had five compartments.) ♦ Sepal: These are the tiny leaves on the lower part of the flower that protect it before it begins to bloom. Every flowering bud is hidden safely behind these two little leaves until the flower is fully developed. When the bloom begins to grow, the sepal will split open and the petals can break out. For more information, visit www. mybotanicplanet.com. – Courtesy of Family Features


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But how do we know which are true?

“Children with allergies tend to have overly sensitized immune systems that react to certain airborne substances called ‘triggers,’” said Dr. Susan Adham, a pediatrician affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “One of the best ways to help your child’s allergies is to avoid triggers.” Typical triggers for seasonal allergies include pollen, mold or dust. When a child’s immune system reacts to these triggers, it releases a chemical called histamine that causes allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing. Can hypoallergenic pets help relieve your child’s allergies? According to Adham,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001570-00 The name of the business (es): Kumon Math and Reading Center of Brentwood Located at: 4530 Balfour Rd., #B In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ted Kim, 2181 Gann St., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ted Kim. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 05, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 3/5/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001708-00 The name of the business (es): J&L Services Located at: 4337 Monterey Ct., In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeanie R White, 4337 Monterey Ct, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3-9-12. Signature of registrant: Jeanie R. White. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 09, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 03/09/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002143-00 The name of the business (es): ALL ABOUT SUCCULENTS Located at: 650 Walnut Drive In: Oakley,CA 94561 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shanae Roberts, 650 Walnut Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/12. Signature of registrant: Shanae Roberts. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: MAR 27, 2012 by Deputy L. Barajas, Expires 3/27/2017. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002178-00 The name of the business (es): Trinity Gunsmithing Located at: 5160 Pioneer Way, In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christopher O’Connor, 5160 Pioneer Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/28/2012. Signature of registrant: Christopher O’Connor. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 28, 2012 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 3/28/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002031-00 The name of the business (es): Leave Enterprises Located at: 81 Carol Lane #109 In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Linda Sue Peete, 81 Carol Lane, #109, Oakley, 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: Linda Sue Peete. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 22, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 3/22/2017. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001736-00 The name of the business (es): DOGGIE DEPOT Located at: 1300 Central Blvd Ste E, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Randae Bither, 5520 Arcadia Cir, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/1983. Signature of registrant: Randae Bither. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 12, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 3/12/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001820-00 The name of the business (es): Cake & Frosting Located at: 858 Blossom Court, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Karetha Haith, 858 Blossom 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: Karetha Haith. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 14, 2012 by Lisa Woods, Deputy, Expires 3/14/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Matthew Wong SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Matthew Wong FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0431 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Matthew Wong filed a petition with this court

for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Aiden Matthew Caspillo to Proposed Name: Aiden Matthew Caspillo Wong THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/18/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 3/16/12 Steven Austin, Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001893-00 The name of the business (es): Aqua Clear Pool Service Located at: 1605 Dawnview Dr. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael William Sala, 1605 Dawnview Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3-19-12. Signature of registrant: Michael Sala. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 19, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 3/19/2017. Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001939-00 The name of the business (es): Photos by Jackie Lee Located at: 2735 La Costa Dr. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Catherine and Jackie Gillund, 2735 La Costa Dr., 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 8/8/11. Signature of registrant: Catherine Gillund. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: MAR 20, 2012 by Deputy L. Barajas Expires 3-20-2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001983-00 The name of the business (es): Reuben Borg Fence Located at: 60 San Carlo Court In: Danville, CA 94526 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Reuben Jude Borg, 60 San Carlo Court, Danville, CA 94526. 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: Reuben Borg. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 21, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 3/21/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002078-00 The name of the business (es): Cal Foods Service Located at: 235 Continente Ave. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aaron and Corrine Dixon. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/23/12. Signature of registrant: Aaron Dixon. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 23, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 3/23/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name CRITICAL STRIKE GAMING at: 1185 Linden Dr., Concord, CA 94520. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 01/06/11 under file number F-000011400 (*)1. Keith Kit Alorro, 1185 Linden Dr., Concord. This business was conducted by: an individual. Signature of registrant: Keith Kit Alorro. This statement was filed with S.L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County MAR 26, 2012 By: C Gutierrez, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001852-00 The name of the business (es): Lowe Cost Wireless Located at: 4522 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sonya Lowe, 75 Escher Circle, 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: Sonya Lowe. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 15, 2012 by Lisa Woods, Deputy, Expires 3/15/2017. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002110-00 The name of the business (es): Total Arm Strength Located at: 2606 Silvermere In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Total Arm Strength LLC 2606 Silvermere Ct., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Daniel Stubo, Managing Member. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 26, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 3/26/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.

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 April 20, 2012 at 11:45 A.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, art work, power tools, stainless steel BBQ, computer and stereo equipment, ladders, telescope, billiard/ pool cue 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 1. Telara Caves 2. Timothy Coleman 3. Gerado Esquivel 4. Emily George 5. Chana Hughes 6. Eric LaFrades 7. Chaleen Leslie 8. Geraldine Mallari 9. Kim Simons 10. Rhea K. Stein 11. Nicolas Velasquez Dates Published: 04/06/12 and 04/13/12 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond # 183- 6232 (916) 776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6 and April 13, 2012. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Brian Lee Sigg CASE NUMBER P1200321 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Estate of Brian Lee Sigg A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Patricia Garcia in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: Patricia Garcia be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: April 24, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 14. b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: David W. Holochuck Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: March 30, April 6, April 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-447710-EV Order No.: 110261211-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/6/2003. 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. 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): TERESA ANN PARKER AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/17/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0283022-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/30/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520,

in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $174,412.98 The purported property address is: 3006 CAREY LN, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-360- 061-5 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11- 447710-EV . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-447710- EV IDSPub #0024556 4/6/2012 4/13/2012 4/20/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-485184-LL Order No.: 110569775-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/18/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT

DUE. Trustor(s): JERRY DELLINGER AND TERESA DELLINGER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/12/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0029663- 00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $226,736.86 The purported property address is: 517 MONTANA ST, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 013-370- 019-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-485184- LL IDSPub #0023568 3/30/2012 4/6/2012 4/13/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012

shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11- 481540-LL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-481540- LL IDSPub #0024704 4/6/2012 4/13/2012 4/20/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002333-00 The name of the business (es): JOE P TRUCKING Located at: 1875 Payne Ave. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 471, Brentwood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joe Placencia Jr., 1875 Payne Ave., 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 4-3-12. Signature of registrant: Joe Placencia Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: APR 03, 2012 by Deputy Chandra Ocasio, Expires 4/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001735-00 The name of the business (es): DOGGIE UP Located at: 1300 Central Blvd Ste E, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1645, Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mike Knabe 5520 Arcadia Cir, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 11, 2012. Signature of registrant: Mike Knabe. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 12, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 3/12/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002395-00 The name of the business (es): Walnut Creek Heating and Air Conditioning Located at: 524 Gloria Way In: Benicia, CA 94510, Solano County is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Donwas, Inc. 524 Gloria Way, Benicia, CA 94510. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/4/12. Signature of registrant: Brian Waskow, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: APR 05, 2012 by Deputy H. Franklin, Expires 4/5/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002001-00 The name of the business (es): RAISAR TRUCKING Located at: 840 Fulton Way In: El Sobrante, CA 94803 Mailing: 840 Fulton Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Surinder Pal Grewal, 840 Fulton Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/21/12. Signature of registrant: Surinder Pal Grewal. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: MAR 21, 2012 by Deputy Myrna Barajas, Expires 3/21/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001552-00 The name of the business (es): Finish Pro 360 Located at: 2303 Reef Ct., In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: 26500 West Agoura Rd., Suite 102-511, Calabasas, CA 91302, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rockwell Productions, Inc. 2303 Reef Ct., Discovery Bay, CA 94505. 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: Brett J. Davis, Pres. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 05, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 3/5/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001769-00 The name of the business (es): R.O.S. Financial Located at: 4603 Balfour Rd #61, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Stanfield and Ollie Robinson Stanfield, 4603 Balfour Rd. #61, 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 3-13-12. Signature of registrant: Robert Stanfield. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 13, 2012 by Lisa Woods, Deputy, Expires 3- 13-2017. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-481540-LL Order No.: 110539432-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/20/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GERALD HARLAN AND ANGIE HARLAN, HUSBAND & WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0285103-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/30/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $267,506.99 The purported property address is: 4853 HIGHLANDS WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056- 031-012-0 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Danielle Marie Escobar SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Danielle Escobar FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0407 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Danielle Escobar filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Katelynn Marie Escobar to Proposed Name: Katelynn Marie Gee THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/14/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Notice to father named on birth certificate is waived by order of the court. Minor must attend the hearing to consent to the name change. Date: 3/13/12 Steven Austin, Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001394-00 The name of the business (es): Bail Bonds Made Easy Located at: 4816 Sterling Hill Drive, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Reed E. McInroy, 4816 Sterling Hill 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 2-282012. Signature of registrant: Reed E McInroy. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 28, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 2/28/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Campbell, Christie SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Campbell, Christie FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0417 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Christie Campbell filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Briana Rose Campbell-Stanko to Proposed Name: Briana Rose Campbell THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/21/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: 3/22/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro Tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-488291-AB Order No.: 6340499 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/3/2008. 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): MARY JO RAPP, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN. Recorded: 3/11/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0051604-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/7/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $234,526.44 The purported property address is: 5140 HOMESTEAD WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056-190-128-1 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this case CA-11-488291-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone infor-

mation or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-488291- AB IDSPub #0024441 4/13/2012 4/20/2012 4/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, 2012. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): L 11-09403 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BLASE ZAPCHENK AKA BLASE APCHENK AKA MAX ZAPCHENK, INDIVIDUALLY, AND DBA CASTLE GLEN PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE; AND DOES 1 TO 10 INCLUSIVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): INVESTMENT RETRIEVERS, INC. 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 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. °AVISO! 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): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 COURT STREET, RM. 103, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 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): JEFFREY FLETTERICK SBN 270847, LAW OFFICES OF JEFFREY FLETTERICK, 4354 TOWN CENTER BLVD., Ste 114 #106, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762. Telephone: (916) 933-8641, Facsimile: (916) 941-3913. DATE (Fecha): DEC 19, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario): J. NAM, Dept (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served endash as an individual defendant and as the person sued under the fictitious name of DBA Glen Preschool and Daycare. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012.

total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $180,157.89 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: March 30, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Rosanna Chavez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 A-4220187 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012.

publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $210,072.26 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: March 13, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900253711-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. A- 4216324 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012.

best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-487051- AL IDSPub #0024428 4/13/2012 4/20/2012 4/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, 2012. PUBLIC NOTICE On this date, March 30, 2012, I/we the undersigned Owner(s), do hereby formally make public notice that I/we have acknowledged the below described deed, taken delivery, accepted the deed, taken possession of the land described herein and do, in fact, occupy said land. I/We the Owner(s) have updated the Land Patent for this land and do hereby declare notice of our homestead of this land. I/We hold this land in Fee Simple/Allodium, by Land Grant/ Patent, including all appurtenances and hereditaments. To the best of my/ our knowledge there is no lawful claim against this land and I/we believe there is no evidence to the contrary. If any party, man, corporation or other claims any interest in below described land, the party must come forward within ninety (90) ninety calendar days and state your claim or forever hold your peace. Your claim must be lawfully documented by providing the wet ink signature documents that prove your claim against this land. Failure to state your claim within (90) ninety calendar days from the date of the posting of this Public Notice will forever bar any and all claims. Failure to state a claim within ninety (90) ninety calendar days will be final judgment by default and estoppel. Herein Fail Not. This Notice will be posted in a conspicuous public place for no less than (30) thirty consecutive days. This Notice will be posted in a conspicuous public place for no less than the incorporated state statuatory requirements. Land description is included in the above referenced Land Grant/Patent and as commonly known as: Address: 930 West Cypress Road, Oakley, California [94561] All Claimants must deliver all claims to the Owner(s), by mail, at the following location within the (90) ninety calendar days or default. Default will forever bar any future claims. Herein fail not. Mail Claims To:Dale Norman Harms and Laurie Ann Lacey- Harms, 2063 Main Street, Suite 282, Oakley, California [94561] Non-Domestic without the US Owner(s): Dale Norman Harms, Laurie Ann Lacey-Harms. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-487707-LL Order No.: 110588603-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/12/2008. 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): IVY XIAO CHEN Recorded: 12/23/2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0273608-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $374,747.37 The purported property address is: 4044 BARN HOLLOW WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 089- 580-012-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-487707- LL IDSPub #0023704 3/30/2012 4/6/2012 4/13/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: March 30, April 6 and 13, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Leticia Iniguez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0457 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Leticia Iniguez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Names: 1.) Analisse Maria Matute and 2.) Julia Carina Elise Sophia Matute to Proposed Names: 1.) Analisse Maria Iniguez and 2.) Julia Carina Elise Sophia Iniguez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/31/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Father named on birth certificate must be personally served. Date: 3/28/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro Tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-04979-3 CA Loan No. 0218726628 Title Order No. 110598405-CA-MAI APN 037-270-069-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 30, 2009. 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 April 20, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 8, 2010, as Instrument No. 2010-000336500 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: OSCAR G NAVARRO BELTRAN A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PARAMOUNT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1755 DELTA MEADOWS WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561-3140 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Danielle Marie Escobar SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Danielle Marie Escobar FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0390 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Danielle Marie Escobar to Proposed Name: Danielle Marie Gee THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/14/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 3/12/12 Steven Austin, Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 035-480-008-8-01 TS No: CA09002537-11-1 TO No: 110219383-CALPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 30, 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 April 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 10, 2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0172149- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by RICK S. SLATER, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MIT LENDING as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 370 HAZELNUT LANE , OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-487051-AL Order No.: 6310019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/16/2008. 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): ABDUL FADI, AN UNMARRIED MAN. Recorded: 6/2/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0121506-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/4/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $508,443.69 The purported property address is: 5160 CUTLER CT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 075- 540-004-1 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this case CA-11-487051-AL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The

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 04/20/12 @ 10am Personal property including but not limited to: outdoor chairs, china cabinets, art work, bedroom sets, large outdoor B.B.Q Grill, re-built engine, ammo re-loader, office equipment, big screen TV, stereo equipment, sofas, chairs, patio furniture, bicycles, landscape equipment, &/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 1. AARON HARTY 2. ADAN GARCIA 3. JAMES HAWKINS 4. AUDREY DIXON 5. HEATHER KIRKBRIDE 6. KRISTINE P. ZOBEL 7. LORI SHEPPARD 8. MICHAEL COLGIN 9. RONDA QUICK 10. ANN LOPEZ 11.SHAWN FULLER Dates Published: 04/06/2012 and 04/13/2012 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond #183- 62-32 (916)776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6, April 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002237-00 The name of the business (es): Arend Precision Located at: 2705 Serene Court In: Brenwtood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Matthew James Arend, 2705 Serene 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: Matthew J. Arend. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: MAR 29, 2012 by Deputy Karla Ruiz, Expires 3/29/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0002104-00 The name of the business (es): Venture Investment Properties Located at: 755 Rutherford Circle In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 755 Rutherford Circle, Brentwood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alfred E. Valverde, 755 Rutherford Circle, 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 3/26/12. Signature of registrant: Alfred E. Valverde. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County, on: MAR 26, 2012 by Deputy L. Barajas, Expires 3-26-2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ofelia Doris Contreras SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ofelia Doris Contreras FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0336 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Andre Floyd Ochoa Contreras to Proposed Name: Andre Floyd Contreras THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/17/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: 3/19/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro Tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714)730-2727, using the file number assigned to this case 135114410. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714)730- 2727 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 20, 2012 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: -- Authorized Signature A-4218978 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 432212CA Loan No. 1024240974 Title Order No. 602123186YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-222006. 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 04-20- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-03-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-000104100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: CORY J FLIES, A SINGLE MAN, SCHAUN L ELLIS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, 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 42, AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7193 RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 1989 IN BOOK 330 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 28, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1. THE UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM OR OTHER HYDROCARBONS, OTHER MINERALS AND MINERAL RIGHTS’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BERTHA DEL MONTE, AS TRUSTEE TO FRANCISCO DAL PORTO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1950, BOOK 1635, PAGE 334, OFFICIAL RECORDS 2. 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 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM MARION JEANNE MICHELOTTI, TO HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED JANUARY 23, 1981, BOOK 10178, PAGE 83, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 3 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 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROBERT A DAL PORTO, ET AL, TO HOFFMAN CON-

STRUCTION CO, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED DECEMBER 24, 1981, BOOK 10623, PAGE 710, OFFICIAL RECORDS.’’. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $505,977.99 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 602 BYNUM COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-331- 042 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: 03-28-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com A- 4216211 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0102742 Title Order No. 110083807 Investor/Insurer No. 148092685 APN No. 033-233- 003-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JUAN CARLOS GONZALEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 01/23/2007 and recorded 2/1/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0031299-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21 LOZOYA 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 $941,242.29. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/28/2011 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. A- 4220583 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 115235 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. 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 April 20, 2012, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly ap-

pointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by EDGAR G. GUTHREY IV AND EDITH E. GUTHREY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustors, recorded on 4/5/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0098697-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 035-640-028-3 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1963 CYPRESS COURT , OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $478,435.79. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Date: 3/15/12 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 5422550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com A- 4218857 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0000583 Doc ID #000926082312005N Title Order No. 12-0000988 Investor/Insurer No. 0 APN No. 035-553-006-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/22/2005. 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 KEITH ALAN MCCLURE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 04/22/2005 and recorded 4/29/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0152693-00, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/07/2012 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4332 SEQUOIA 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 $230,281.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Re-

corder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0000583. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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. A-4224396 04/13/2012, 04/20/2012, 04/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-443473-LL Order No.: 110226675-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MICHAEL S ELSENSOHN AND CHERIE B ELSENSOHN , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 9/26/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0303717-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/7/2012 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $412,356.82 The purported property address is: 3900 MARSH WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034- 270-014-3 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law

requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11- 443473-LL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. A-4226333 04/13/2012, 04/20/2012, 04/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-484511-LL Order No.: 110564732-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale 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): BRENT JOSEPH OUELLETTE, JOCELYN LEDDA OUELLETTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/11/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0084701-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/4/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $353,245.68 The purported property address is: 1229 FETZER LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037- 430-024-2 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources,

you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11- 484511-LL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 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. TS No.: CA-11-484511- LL IDSPub #0024983 4/13/2012 4/20/2012 4/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: April 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jennifer Williams SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jennifer Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0392 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jennifer Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Sheronn Leslie Pitre Jr. to Proposed Name: Sheronn James Williams 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/15/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. The minor’s birth certificate shall be brought to the hearing. Biological father must be personally served with the Order to Show Cause. Date: 3/12/12 Steven Austin, Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001711-00 The name of the business (es): Beauty To You Located at: 1723 Freeport Ct., Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sheila Triolo, 1723 Freeport Ct., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sheila Triolo. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 09, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 3/9/2017. Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1351144-10 APN: 002-040-058-6TRA:60-005 REF: RUSYN, SHELLY UNINS Property Address: 480 COLETAS WAY, BYRON CA 94514 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 10, 2009. 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 April 19, 2012, at 10:00am, CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 18, 2009, as Inst. No. 20090295845-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: SHELLY A. RUSYN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 480 COLETAS WAY BYRON 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: $258,835.66. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Saturday, April 14 Flea Market Delta Christian Community Food Pantry hosts a flea market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. For more information, call 925-634-0184.

Rummage Sale Soroptimist International Antioch hosts a rummage sale from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at 275 W. Tregallas Ave. in Antioch. Proceeds help fund scholarships, grants and fellowships for Antioch women. For more information, visit www.si-antioch.org.

E-Waste Collection The Antioch High School Senior All Night Party Committee holds an e-waste collection fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, 700 W. 18th St. Bring computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, printers, stereos and other electronics. Home pickup is available. For more information, e-mail antiochhighptsa@gmail.com or call 925-550-2275.

Stitchin’ Saturdays Do you crochet or knit? Would you like to learn? Bring your hooks, needles and yarn and drop by the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Open House Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness, a new facility for exercise therapy and rehabilitation for injured and recovering pets, hosts an open house from 2-4 p.m. at 4505 O’Hara Ave in Brentwood. Explore the facility at this free event and check out the kennels and custom-built therapy space.

Art Show The Gallery On Second, 741 Second St. in Brentwood, opens with an artists’ reception from 4-7 p.m. A division of the Brentwood Theater Company, the gallery exhibits the best of the visual arts from California and other American artists. For more information, e-mail galleryonsecond@sbcglobal.net.

Monday, April 16 Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Concert Band rehearses from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty High School Band Room, 850 Second St. The band welcomes any and all musical abilities and instruments. For more information, e-mail stuart.susan@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 17 Gin Rummy Club The Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane, hosts gin rummy card games from 1-4 p.m. The game fee is $1 for Senior Club members; $2 for non-members. A Senior Activity Card is required. For more information, call 925-626-7383.

Wednesday, April 18 Dance Troupe

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Thursday, April 19 Support Group Kaleidoscope hosts a cancer support group from 7-8:30 p.m. at Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway. The group welcomes anyone in East Contra Costa County living with cancer: patients, families, caregivers and friends. For more information, call 925-634-1411 or e-mail info@kaleidoscopehope.org.

Sign-ups White Elephant Sale The Brentwood Senior Club hosts a white elephant sale April 21 from 9 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 93 Griffith Lane. Spots may be reserved for $5. Proceeds benefit senior programs at the Center. For more information, call 925-634-4734.

Benefit Cruise San Joaquin Yacht Club partners with Meals on Wheels for a fundraiser cruise through the Delta on Sunday, April 29. Tickets ($50), which must be purchased in advance, include the cruise, dinner and champagne. For more information, call 925209-9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

Big Wheel Races The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department holds its inaugural Big Wheel Races Saturday, April 21 from 3-5 p.m. at the Civic Center parking structure. Registration for the youth races (5-17) is $15. The adult competition (18 and older) is $45. Register by April 13. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

Cheer and Dance NorCal Youth Jaguars Cheer and Dance holds sign-ups April 14 from noon-2:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 2190 Main St. in Oakley. Athletes 3-15 learn cheer, dance and hip hop. For more information, visit www.norcalyouthjaguarscheeranddance.com.

DV Wolfpack Football and Cheer Delta Valley Wolfpack Youth Football and Cheer holds walk-in registration April 14 and 28, and May 12 and 26 from noon-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925-754-8668 or visit www.deltavalleywolfpack.net.

Baggage Workshop Antioch Church on The Rock, 50 Walton Lane, hosts a four-part series about ridding yourself of the weight of guilt, pain or a lingering sense of failure and checking your personal baggage for good. The sessions run April 15-May 6. For more information, call 925-757-4359 or visit www. antiochcotr.org.

Antioch Youth Football and Cheer Antioch Youth Football and Cheer holds sign-ups for kids 5-14 on Wednesdays, April 18, and May 2 and 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. The cost is $50. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or e-mail antiochyouthfb@yahoo.com.

Medicine Warrior Dance Troupe performs at 4 p.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak. St. The free, 45-minute program is hosted by the Friends of the Brentwood Library. Learn about Native American culture and witness traditional Lakota dance and music. For more information, call 925-516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

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The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, hosts a free beading workshop from 6-8 p.m. Local beading experts Leeann Lorono and Donna Cooper teach crafters how to create simple projects with beads. Registration is required. For more information, call 925-625-2400 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Edna Hill Middle School is accepting applications for spaces at its spring bazaar on May 5 from 8 a.m.-noon in the gym parking lot on Lawrence Lane in Brentwood. The spaces ($25) are equal to two parking spaces. For more information, e-mail ednahillbazaar@yahoo.com or call 925-634-8729.

Take-away Meal Fundraiser Antioch High School Grad Night 2012 Committee hosts a take-away fundraiser for lunch or dinner at Outback Steakhouse, 4350 Century Blvd. in Pittsburg. The $15 ticket must be purchased in advance. The take-away menu includes main course, salad and bread. For more information, call 925-550-2275.

East County Youth Football and Cheer holds earlybird sign-ups for the 2012 season on Sundays, April 22, May 20 and June 24 from 3-5 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 2587 Main St. in Oakley. Cheer sign-ups end April 22. For more information, visit www.ecyflions.com

Flea Market The Brentwood Lions Club is accepting applications for 14x14 spaces at its annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday, April 21 at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. Spaces ($30) will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a space, call 925-516-7798.

Football and Cheer The Oakley Raiders, a new youth football and cheer program, is looking for children 6-14 to participate in its inaugural season. For more information, visit www. oakleyraidersyouthfootballandcheer.com.

Hoops Unlimited Oakley’s nonprofit basketball league Hoops Unlimited, for boys 12-13, has openings for serious players. Practice is held Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. at O’Hara Park Middle School, 1100 O’Hara Ave. For more information, call 510-734-3492 or e-mail hoops_unlimited@yahoo.com.

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

On the Horizon East County Idol The East County Idol 2012 will be crowned Friday, April 20 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 West Second St. in Antioch. The $10 admission benefits the Antioch Music Foundation. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information, call 925-757-9500.

Reverse Mortgages Loan officer Rick San Vicente presents Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: How Do They Work? on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Liberty Adult School, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. Registration is $10. For more information, visit www.ricksanvicente. com.

‘Les Misérables’ “Les Misérables” is performed from April 20-29 – Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. – at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. For more information, call 925-890-6368 or visit www.srctgrp.org.

Fundraiser Dinner A Place Of Learning tutoring center holds a dinner-dance fundraiser Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Shadow Lakes Golf Club Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive in Brentwood. The $40 admission includes an Italian dinner, dancing, live music and a silent auction. For more information, call 925-240-5146.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 2365 Sand Creek Road in Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: BJRB925).

Anime Marathon The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley, hosts an Anime movie marathon for teens Saturday, April 21 at noon. Come relax and bring a friend for anime movies, snacks and a movie ticket raffle. No registration is required; admission is free. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Opening Day in Bethel Island San Joaquin Yacht Club, 550 Riverview Place in Bethel Island, hosts its opening day boating festivities Saturday, April 21 from noon-5 p.m. This year’s theme is American Spirit. The event kicks off with a boat parade. For more information, visit www.sjyc.org or call 925-684-9985.

Opening Day in Discovery Bay Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road, hosts the All-American Opening Day Boat Parade at 1 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-7286 or e-mail loveland3@sbcglobal.net.

Spaghetti Feed Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew, 2083 Main St. in Oakley, hosts a spaghetti feed fundraiser Sunday, April 22 from 3-8 p.m. The event benefits the Southwest Lung Transplant Fund. Admission is $20. For tickets, call 510-552-3681 or 510-388-0784.

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