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nthony Fehr, 8, had a message for his competitors written on his back during last week’s Discovery Bay River Otters swim meet against the Antioch Delta Skimmers in Pittsburg. Both teams swam well, but the River Otters brought home the win, scoring 351 points to the Skimmer’s 195. The River Otters have a busy season ahead with eight more meets scheduled before their Championship League meet in July. This Saturday, the team will go up against the Tracy Tritons in Tracy. Go River Otters! 

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The Byron Union School District (BUSD) Board met this week to finalize staffing decisions, and the five teacher positions in jeopardy of elimination were not reinstated. In February this year, the board made the decision to adopt a resolution that would decrease certificated staff or reduce or eliminate services. By March 15, five teachers in the BUSD were given pink slips, indicating that their positions

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Fire district may increase fees for medical aid Tracking “ In the time since the original ordinance was

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The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board may increase its fees for providing medical aid to offset growing labor and equipment costs. The yet-to-be-approved changes would alter the fee from $337 per incident to $289.07 for the first half-hour and $263.37 for each subsequent half-hour the district spends giving aid. The current fee is charged to most people receiving medical aid from district firefighters. “In the time since the original ordinance was adopted, the district has experienced increased labor costs and gained greater insight into the cost of

adopted, the district has experienced increased labor costs and gained greater insight into the cost of wear and tear on district equipment.

Brian Helmick, ECCFPD fire chief wear and tear on district equipment,” said Fire Chief Brian Helmick, who noted that the current fee structure is falling short of expectations. The district initially budgeted $190,000 in projected revenues from the fee for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, but it has actually garnered less than $50,000, Helmick said. This lower-than-anticipated return can be attributed to several factors, including de-

layed implementation of the program and a smaller number of billings than was anticipated, Helmick said. The ECCFPD also doesn’t collect fees on calls handled by mutual or automatic aid resources. The district adopted the fee in February 2016 but has only been actively collecting for about 11 months, due in large part to a strenuous implementation process, Helmick said. “The process for imple-

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menting the fee collection was quite involved and required significant staff work and coordination with the district’s vendor for invoicing and collections,” Helmick said. Thus far, the proposed rate hike has been met with mixed reactions. Board member Steve Smith said he’s in favor of the proposed increase, because it proves to the public that the district is trying to solve its financial problems. The district has dropped from eight stations in 2008 to three today. “It’s a little disappointing about the (income from fees) coming in, but the principle here has been to show the public we are trying everything we can (to help the financially see Aid page 34

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Cecily Hayes recently became Independence High School’s first student to receive a full-ride scholarship to Fresno State, and, appropriately, she has her horse to thank. With a trainer for a mom, Cecily grew up riding horses and soon became involved in the competitive show circuit. But while she trained at higher levels, she struggled to keep pace with the traditional public school schedule. “I came to Independence, and it’s been incredible,” Cecily said. “Going to school every day was not working with competition schedule, and Mrs. Toelkes has been so amazing in helping me balance the life of working and riding as well as getting all of my work done to get the grades I needed to land a scholarship.” The last two years have centered around training her first competition horse Juliet, who Cecily said played a major role in helping her achieve the scholarship and teaching her patience and perseverance. “I was scouted at a competition. I went to medal finals and came out and the Fresno

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Some communities exempt from farm animal ordinance by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Parts of four unincorporated East County communities will be excluded from a new ordinance regulating the keeping and raising of farm animals. Bethel Island, Byron, Diablo, Discovery Bay and Knightsen residents living in small, single-family residential districts, two-family residential districts or singlefamily residential areas in planned-unit districts will be prohibited from keeping or raising farm animals and beekeeping. District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis asked for the exemption in February after expressing concerns about the county’s ability to enforce the regulations in her large district. Advisory committees in all five of the exempted communities also suggested the prohibition. “I love chickens and love bees and love critters, so I am not against that lifestyle at all; it’s just primarily an enforcement issue,” Burgis said. If a full county ordinance was adopted, then one code-enforcement officer and two animal-services officers – a sergeant

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Injured gosling gets a second chance Carol and Derrick Boler rescued a gosling with a mangled foot, which was later amputated. Specialists said the bird would not qualify to live on a reserve with only one leg and would have to be put down, so the couple has decided to raise him.

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Life for an injured gosling could have ended not long after it had begun if it wasn’t for the help of human strangers and a dedicated couple who now serve as Mom and Dad. Discovery Bay residents Carol and Derrick Boler were stopped behind traffic in their small neighborhood last week when they realized the source of the holdup was a family of Canada geese. The couple got out to help. “We saw three women trying to help this family cross the road,” said Carol, who noted there were two adult geese with a large number of babies. “We noticed the two adults stayed behind as the family moved on, and they were looking at something.” That something turned out to be one of the goslings, who couldn’t stand and was flopping around on the ground. Derrick stepped closer to investigate and, despite hissing protests from upset parents, scooped up the baby. “There was just a piece of skin holding on its foot, which was badly mangled,” he said. One could assume the protective geese would have attacked the intruder for touching their offspring, but the Bolers said things changed in that moment. “They hissed at first, but once I had the baby, they just looked at me and then walked away,” Derrick said. Carol said it was as though they had

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passed along the parental rights. “It was like they were saying, ‘He’s yours now,’” she said. Despite a busy schedule that day, Derrick took the wee bird to Medical Center for Birds in Oakley for an exam. In the office, the vet wasn’t sure the gosling would have a chance. Derrick asked about the wildlife animal refuge in Walnut Creek to see if that was an option, but the specialists said that a bird with a missing leg was not releasable – it wouldn’t qualify to live on a reserve and would be euthanized. “They said, ‘If (we’re going to fix his

leg), you need to commit to taking care of him, otherwise, he needs to be put down,’” Carol said. The Bolers made a decision: they were going to give the little goose a shot at life. As retired law-enforcement officers with grown children, they embraced the new challenge. The vet clipped the limp foot off its body, treated it with antibiotics and wrapped it in a tiny cast. “The people at the vet’s office kept referring to (the gosling) as Stumpie,” Carol said. “So we decided to name him Stumpie.” Stumpie, who was roughly 2 weeks old

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A day of advocacy, support for immigrants by Aly Brown Staff Writer

Individuals, families and advocacy groups from all over the state gathered at the capitol this week for Immigrant Day 2018, and Contra Costa County was represented among them. Buses lined the streets, and tents and blankets were nestled on the lawn as groups filed in and out of the capitol building for appointments with senators and assemblymembers. The May 14 event was part of a 20-year tradition of convening in Sacramento for a day of advocacy for immigrants. “The event went well, and members of government were friendly and receptive,” said Brentwood resident Vanessa Velasco, who works for Central American Resource Center (CARECEN SF). “(Assemblymember David Chiu) is a supporter of the bills that will help immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and he’s co-sponsoring one of the bills that will help allocate funds to help with legal representation for families with TPS.” Along with their allies, TPS holders who have resided legally in the U.S. and are now facing deportation stand behind a handful of bills on the table – some of which would provide a path to naturalization after an individual obtains lawfully admitted for permanent residence (LPR) status. Of the bills, the American Promise Act of 2017 (HR 4253) has gathered the most support from co-sponsors and would provide TPS holders the opportunity to apply for naturalization five years after adjusting to LPR status along with deportation relief while the application process is pending. TPS has been at the center of Velasco’s thoughts since the administration shift, which has led her into an advocate role. She and her husband are Salvadoran na-

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Advocacy groups throughout the state convened at the steps of the capitol building in Sacramento for Immigrant Day on Monday, May 14. tionals and entered the U.S. in 2001 when their homeland was devastated by earthquakes and the residual violence and corruption of a civil war. Each year since then, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed the country unfit for the return of refugees like Velasco, until January 2018. Now, with three American children – and one accepted to her dream college – the couple hopes a bill to grant residency will pass so their family will not face separation. Many other TPS advocates, such as Manuel de Paz of Berkeley-based nonprofit East Bay Sanctuary Cove-

nant, support every bill with the intent to provide a path to residency. But de Paz noted utilizing funds to help those who can’t represent themselves was also important. “We came to advocate and lift up the voices for TPS,” said de Paz. “We are supporting every bill but also asking for the state to put in the budget funds for legal services for those with TPS.” Another group from the Bay was First Five Contra Costa, which met with state senators Steve Glazier and Nancy Skinner throughout the day. And CARECEN SF members merged with other immigrant advocacy groups to meet with Sen. Scott Wiener and implore him to support the Health4All Adults bill. Touting #health4all signs, those in support of the measure noted health care to be a human right, regardless of immigration status. “I want to thank you all for your advocacy,” Wiener said to the group that had gathered outside his office. “We’re under assault right now, and I know in the immigrant communities, there’s so much terror – and you know that more than I do ... We’re doing what we can to push back … I agree that we need to get everyone health care.” While many showed support of the bills in question, many came to show support of the immigrants regardless of how the bills would impact them individually. Maria Valites of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant shared her story of immigration, and while she’s now a U.S. citizen, she continues to campaign for those who are fighting for TPS. “I support TPS and everyone who is right here,” Valites said. “I came here in 1983 and became a citizen and had my children. But I come every day to volunteer and support everyone.” For more information on Immigrant Day, visit www. caimmigrant.org/events/immigrantday. To view a video and slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia

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Markers like this one welcoming visitors to the Delta, may soon be replaced with historically relevant and culturally sensitive signs.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides a wealth of recreational opportunities including historic towns, U-pick fruits and vegetables, wineries, shopping and boating – if you know how to find them. Navigating through the Delta region on two or four wheels can be daunting to the novice. Unless a well-prepared traveler knows exactly what they are looking for, they can easily miss some of the true gems available in the region. But now, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy is taking steps to make it easier for tourists to get the most out of their visit to the Delta. “One of the things that the we realized is that when people talk about the Delta,

they’re not even really sure what it means,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis. “And so one of the things that the Delta Protection Commission is doing is trying to help people understand it as a place – not only as an environment that’s very sensitive, but it also has a heritage, a history, a culture, an economy that needs to be supported. So these signs that we’re looking at putting up will help people understand the Delta better.” The Delta is an area that is approximately 50 miles long. It sits between the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay and contains portions of five counties – Solano, Yolo, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Sacramento. It is bordered roughly by Sacramento to the north, Tracy to the south, see Signs page 12

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Meet Molly Molly is a sweet, quiet, female Chihuahua born June 5, 2017. She is house-trained and knows how to use a doggy door. Molly is also crate-trained at night but would like to sleep with you. She enjoys going on walks and car rides. Molly will make a wonderful family pet to any loving family with children over the age of 7 years old. Molly is waiting for you to take her home and give her lots of love, and you will get so much more in return. For more information, call 925-473-4642.

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Keeping your pets safe The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has provided the following guide identifying which cleaning products, human medications and cosmetic items to keep out of your pet’s reach. Bleach Pet parents are often curious about the risks associated with cleaning their pets’ cages and toys with bleach. The bottom line is this – cleaning your pet’s cage or toy with a properly diluted bleach solution followed by a thorough rinsing and airing out is not expected to cause harm. If the odor of bleach seems overwhelming, open windows and use fans to air the room. Carpet fresheners Proper use of carpet deodorizing products should not cause significant harm or injury to pets. Should your pet accidentally come in contact with the freshly applied powder, it is recommend to wash the paws with mild soap and water to avoid skin irritation. Fabric softener sheets Fabric softeners contain cationic detergents. These detergents have the potential to

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KID SCOOP

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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 25

Find these hidden things in the picture below:

Take a Trip to the Museum!

There are many different kinds of museums: art museums, history museums, nature museums and more. It can be fun to go to a museum, but sometimes that is just not possible.

There are many museums devoted to food! In Vermont there is a Maple Syrup Museum. In California, there is a Banana Museum. In Wisconsin there is a museum dedicated to this food product. Take a guess, then gather the letters along the correct path of the maze to spell the name of the food.

Family Memories

Long before there were cameras, people had paintings made of their family members. How many differences can you find in these portraits?

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

This week, Kid Scoop takes you on a pretend visit to a few different kinds of museums. Grab your imagination and let’s go!

Museum Maze

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Nature museums are full of amazing things to observe. Test your observation skills by seeing how many squirrels you can find here:

Look Closely!

A museum has lots of things to look at. Draw squares on the picture above to show where each of these photos was taken.

the words by looking up, TECHNOLOGY Find down, backwards, forwards, TRANSPORT sideways and diagonally. CHILDRENS S N E R D L I H C T MARITIME K F I N S D E W A R HERITAGE G O S O F P G A S A GEOLOGY HISTORY E L M Y T E A X C N SCIENCE O K S R O U T C I S SPACE L M A R I T I M E P VIDEO H I S T O R Y N O O FOLK G U M V I D E O C R WAR TOY Y G O L O N H C E T ART Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical WAX words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Community Landmarks

Reading a newspaper is like taking a little trip through your community. Make a list of all of the different locations you can find mentioned in the newspaper. How many are places that you have been or know about? Standards Link: Use the newspaper to locate information.

Scavenger Hunt

Look through the newspaper to find: • A number greater than 100 • A three-syllable word • A happy person • Something that is man-made • Something made by nature Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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 The Lions Clubs of Alameda and Contra Costa counties held their 41st Lions Special Kids Day at De Luna Ranch on May 12, and the free event brought out super heroes, dancers, magicians and more. The annual party, hosted by past Lions District Gov. Rene’ De Luna and Lion Maggie De Luna, both members of the Brentwood Lions Club, included Alameda and Contra Costa county children and adults with  emotional, developmental and physical disabilities in

addition to their parents, siblings and caregivers. Guests were treated to entertainment at the main stage with  magic acts, dancers, karaoke, hayrides, motorcycle rides and food. The sprawling front lawn was filled with a giant jumpy house, lawn games for small children and a music booth. There were more than 1,385 event attendees and 260 additional volunteers. To view a video and a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia

All Day Events/ Attractions

FREE Concert Series • Tasche • “Kool Fire” • Blast From The Past A Tribute to Kool & • Clean Slate The Gang, and Earth, • Wiz Kids Wind & Fire • Cowgirl Tricks • Night Fever Contra Costa County Fairgrounds 1201 West 10th St., Antioch (925) 757-4400 Visit our website for more Fair Fun information www.ContraCostaFair.com

SPECIAL DAY PROMOTIONS DOLLAR DAY – Thursday, May 17 SENIORS DAY – Friday, May 18 $1 Admission ends at 5 p.m. Promotion with Contra Costa County Food Bank

MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY – Saturday, May 19 Military/Law Enforcement and their families with active ID will receive FREE Admission

$1 Admission for Senior’s 62+ Buy 1 Carnival Ride Wristband get 1 FREE until 6pm

FIESTA DAY – Sunday, May 20 Hispanic Themed Stage and Grounds Entertainment

• Cowboy Ken’s Trackless Train • Xtreme Sports Zone • Midway of Fun Carnival • Arts & Agriculture Pavilions • Livestock Pavilion • BC Characters • Becky’s Creations – Balloon Art with a Twist • Over The Top Stilt Characters • Delta RC Car Racing • The Throw Zone • Kids Town America • Street Drum Corp • Coventry & Kaluza • Zoo Meadows “an Exotic Petting Zoo & more”

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Stockton to the east and Pittsburg to the west. It encompasses 750,000 acres and is fed by watersheds from the western slope of the Sierras and the eastern slope of the Coastal Range. The Delta Marketing Task Force identified a need for improved signs in its fiveyear marketing plan. The task force joined with the Delta Conservancy and the Delta Protection Commission on the project while the Delta Stewardship Council contributed the necessary funding, and in the fall of 2017, the Acorn Group was hired to develop the plan. “The intent of (the plan) is that anyone in the Delta that would like to put up signs can take it and use it as a guide,” said Brandon Chapin of the Delta Conservancy. “We will have already worked with the community and come up with a design that everyone likes. And also (it will identify) where the best locations might be. It’s a public process to get a general look and feel for everything that most people agree on.” In the early 2000s, the Discover the Delta Foundation created the current “Entering the Delta” signs that can still be found scattered throughout the region, though they are few and far between. Chapin explained that the plan developed over a series of five public meetings held between November and May. The first three meetings gathered input on the designs, locations and messages that residents in the Delta communities wanted conveyed, while the last two meetings reviewed drafts of the plan. The final plan is expected to be adopted in next month. “One thing we were really thinking about and was brought up by the community in the meetings was having some flexibility so that things like iconography can be switched out between different types of signs,” said Stacy Hayden of the Delta Protection Commission. “You may have (a sign) that’s very culturally related in Locke where maybe you’ll have something wildlife related in Brannan Island. But you’ll still be able to get that sense that there’s that consistency wherever you are in the Delta.” For more information visit, www.deltaconservancy.ca.gov, www.delta.ca.gov or visit www.cadelta.com. To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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MILESTONES

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OBITUARY Linda Furlong

Jan. 24, 1941 – March 14, 2018 L i n d a Furlong, age 77, passed away on March 14, 2018, as a result of injuries suffered from a fall in her home. She is survived by her husband, Patrick; two sons, Patrick and Adam; a granddaughter, Olivia; and two sisters, Nancy Pringle and Valerie Volbrecht. She was born on Jan. 24, 1941, in Oakland, to parents Edwin and Esther Sharpe. Linda spent her youth in Walnut Creek and graduated from Las Lomas High School in June 1958. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from San Francisco State University in June 1962. She married Patrick in February 1963, and the couple had two sons. She was blessed with one granddaughter. In 1976, the couple moved to Oakley, where Linda spent the remainder of her life. She devoted 30 years to teaching. Linda was a wonderful wife, a loving mother and a caring friend. She will always be remembered as a tender and loving person. An outdoors Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 19, at 1 p.m., at the family residence, located at 5381 Sellers Ave., in Oakley. A potluck meal will be served following the ceremony. Family, friends and associates are welcome.

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Contra Costa County is offering couples the opportunity to literally feel on top of the world on their wedding day. The county clerk-recorder is now offering a special venue for couples who wish to exchange wedding vows atop the summit of Mount Diablo. In partnership with the California State Parks Service, the clerk-recorder will officiate weddings at the iconic site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday, May 25. There are only 20 appointments available for a destination wedding this spring. “We are excited to offer an opportunity for couples to be married at this unique and beautiful location,” Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla said. “Couples can experience their special day at one of the not-so-hidden treasures of Contra Costa County.” Weddings will be held on the summit’s observation deck with a dramatic backdrop of Contra Costa’s rolling hills. On a clear day, the summit offers views of San Francisco, the Sierras and beyond. “We’re looking forward to this great partnership with the county to offer wedding ceremonies at the county’s most iconic landmark,” said Ryen Goering, Mount Diablo State Park superintendent. Couples interested in having their ceremony at the summit must make an appointment. Ceremonies can be scheduled online at www.

Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Division

Couples now have the opportunity to exchange vows atop the summit of Mount Diablo, where views of San Francisco, the Sierras and more can be seen on a clear day. Registration is required and appointments are limited. contracostacore.us. The civil marriage ceremony fee is $60. Couples can obtain a public marriage license for $86 or a confidential license for $90. Licenses must be obtained prior to the ceremony at the main office in Martinez.

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by Silky Sahnan, esq. Age in Marriage and Divorce When it comes to marriage, many people wonder if age really matters. Is there an ideal age for marriage? For divorce? There is no right or wrong answer to any of these questions. However, there are some factors and studies that can be applied to these questions. Age Gaps in Couples According to the New York Post, the bigger the age gap, the shorter the marriage. “A five-year age gap statistically means you’re 18 percent more likely to divorce (versus just 3 percent with a one year age difference), and that rate rises to 39 percent for a 10-year age difference and 95 percent for a 20-year age gap.” Can Age at Marriage Predict Divorce? The Institute for Family Studies blog discusses the research showing that

young couples marriages typically end in divorce more so than older couples, however there is also a rise in divorces for couples who wait until later in life to marry. Regardless of these studies, successful marriages succeed when they are built on open communication skills and maturity. Older Couples Marital conflict can happen at any age. Gray divorce has become very common in recent years – in fact, it has more than doubled since 1990. Despite all this information around marriage, divorce and age, there are no rules when it comes to the right age or the right time. Do what is right for yourself. Are you going through a life transition? Call us today for a confidential consultation at 925-276-0789.. – Advertisement

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Summer art classes on tap at Delta Gallery Delta Gallery Community Art Center will kick off its summer season with a new lineup of art classes for children, teens and adults. The setting is Delta Gallery, where students are surrounded by the inspiration of colorful, multimedia exhibits featuring local and regional artists. Art Exploration for Kids is a fun new series of summer art camps led by instructor Jo Olney. Young artists can also sign up for Kids’ Oil Painting Workshops with Carol Ligon and themed classes with Nancy Roberts that include paint play, fantasy art and fashion art. Summer workshops for adults and teens include Oil Impressions: Water-Mixable Oil Painting with Carol Ligon, Pocket

Sketch On-the-Go with Paulette Lagana and Open Studio, an opportunity for artists to work on their own projects in a casual, uninstructed setting hosted by Jo Olney. Delta Gallery is in The Streets of Brentwood, 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128, in Brentwood. For class details and registration, visit www.deltagallery.com or call 925-516-5935.

eBART ribbon cutting The official eBART ribbon cutting ceremony will be held May 25, at 11 a.m., at the new Hillcrest Station in Antioch, 1600 Slatten Ranch Road. BART is about to start rolling in East Contra Costa County. The BART

to Antioch extension is expected to begin carrying riders this month. The new service between the Pittsburg Bay Point Station and Antioch is 10 miles long, adds two new stations and provides muchneeded congestion relief on State Route 4.

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Deciding when it’s time to retire Grandpa and I retired almost a year ago. We didn’t retire from everything, but we both did leave our regular full-time jobs and closed our small family business. It was not only a huge decision, but one that really took a lot Senior of thought, planning orner and processing. Mixed with both emotion and logic, at our ages of mid 60s and early 70s, it was a choice whose time had come. So, when is it time to retire? In Marla my parent’s day, it Luckhardt was 65 years of age and you’re done. Give the boss your notice, collect your social security, get the Thomas Brothers map out and hit the road. Today, the decision is based on many other factors. The big question is were you able to do enough planning regarding finances? Do you have an ample amount in your 401K, IRA, annuities, bonds, stocks or savings accounts? What is an ample amount, exactly? Have you made wise decisions with your investments and do you still own any properties that may produce income? These are all factors that should be calculated before making that huge retirement decision.

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Do you know how you hold title to your property? There are many different ways to hold title and most people don’t spend much time thinking about it. It is important to know how you hold title to your property because it can have huge consequences. Holding property if you are married, but don’t have a trust If you are married and don’t have a trust, many people assume that the best way to hold title is as joint tenants. Prior to 2001, this was correct, because joint tenancy allowed property to pass automatically without a probate. However, holding title as joint tenants can have negative tax consequences. Under Joint Tenancy, when the first spouse dies, the property will be transferred to the survivor, but the survivor may only take a half step-up in basis. For example, let’s say the property was purchased for $100,000 and is held by the owners as joint tenants. When the first person dies, let’s also assume the property is now worth $500,000. Instead of receiving a full step-up in basis to the $500,000, the survivor will only receive half step-up in basis. In 2001, the California legislature added a new way for couples to hold title, which is ‘community property with the right of survivorship.’ Similar to joint tenancy, holding title as community property with the right of survivorship allows the survivor to automatically receives the decedent’s interest in the property without a will or probate. Unlike with joint tenancy with right of survivorship, this form allows the survivor to take a full step-up in basis rather than only half at the death of the first spouse.

Holding property if you have a revocable living trust (“trust”) If you have a trust, check to make sure your property is in your trust. Many people come to our office with all their trust documents, but after doing a title search, we discover that none of their property has been transferred into the trust. To make sure your property is in the trust, check your grant deed to ensure the name of your trust is on the deed. There are several key benefits to holding your property in a trust. First, upon the passing of the first person, the survivor will automatically receive the decedent’s interest in the property while also bypassing the probate process. Second, the survivor will receive the full step-up in basis for tax purposes, assuming the title to the property was previously as community property or the trust provides that the property is community. Third, if both trustees are still living and one person becomes incapacitated, the other trustee is able to manage or even sell the property without the need of a conservatorship or using a power of attorney. If you are concerned about how you are holding title to your property, come visit us and we can check for you. Additionally, if you find that you are not holding property in a manner most beneficial for you and your family, we can help you make the change. We meet with people every day in our Brentwood and Walnut Creek offices, and we offer free, 30-minute initial consultations. Call us at 925-939-1680 or visit our website at www.lawofficesofjoangrimes.com.

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Summer activities are being promoted all over social media as the countdown to summer fun begins.

A Facebook event was posted for parents to add the Try It Truck to their social calendars. The Try It Truck is coming to the Brentwood Library (located at 35 Oak St.) on June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. This fun opportunity will offer kids hands-on exploration stations from the Bay Area Discovery Museum. This free event is for all ages and is brought to you by the Contra Costa Library Summer Reading program. This summer program is designed to help keep kids engaged with reading and exploration throughout their summer break.

The 2018 Summer Bike Challenge is another fun summer activity being promoted on social media. Kids and adults can enjoy exploring their hometown by bicycle and get free prizes at certain location on certain days throughout the summer months. Just download a printable challenge card at www.511contracosta.org/sbc to get started. Riders can enter into the grand prize drawing for a mini iPad after completing the challenge.

There are also fun evening activities coming this summer, including Movies in the Park in Discovery Bay. According to multiple socialmedia posts, the movies in Discovery Bay will start on June 15 and run weekly throughout the summer months. Movies will start at dusk and will be played outside of the community center located at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. Moviegoers need to bring lawn chairs and maybe a blanket in case it gets cool.

If listening to live music is how you like to spend your Friday evenings, then head over to the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page where they are promoting their Starry Nights live concerts. Mark your calendars for this popular weekly summer event. The musical concert series starts on Friday, June 15, and will run weekly (except for July 6) through Friday, Aug 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., at City Park, located at 710 Second St., in downtown Brentwood. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy a fun evening with family and friends.

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Editor: The Brentwood Theater Company (BTC) delighted theater audiences for seven years, but company organizer Jack Gaughan and his wife, Betty, have decided to retire from theater management. Having recently been presented with two Shellie Awards for excellence in regional theater for the BTC’s 2017 summer production of “Crazy for You,” local theater lovers feel inspired to continue achieving the level of excellence that gives recognition to the arts in Far East County. The result is Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble (GTE), a new nonprofit community theatre with the mission of “keepin’ the light on” for live theater in our communities. You may have seen recent articles on GTE in the local press. If you haven’t, check them out at www.ghostlightte. org/news. We know that theater enriches the lives of all who participate on either side of the footlights. Theater lovers represent a diversity of age, culture and life experience. Seeing the positive impact that theater can have on youth, senior citizens, local businesses and a community identity is a humbling but energizing experience for all of us at Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. The board of directors is determined to continue enriching the lives of the citizens in far East County by continuing to bring quality theater to the people of the area. But to be frank, we need your help. Less than half of the funds required to produce shows and run a theater company come from ticket sales. The bulk of the rest of the funding comes from other resources – individuals, families, civic service groups and businesses that have a strong appreciation for the fact

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Editor: Our regional fire district, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD), provides inadequate service to the residents of Brentwood and East County – inadequate service caused by structural underfunding. It is a public-safety emergency when it takes 16 minutes to respond to a traffic accident where a victim in need of hospital transport waited for 16 minutes for help to arrive. It is a public-safety emergency when ECCFPD is regularly unable to respond to emergency calls for extended periods of time. This public-safety emergency is caused by the state’s underfunding of the fire district.

Correcting this underfunding is an admittedly complex task. The change involves a series of state laws that are decades old, and correcting this situation involves politics at the local and state levels. One tool that can be useful in politics is the advisory election. An advisory election, as described in the California Elections Code, would allow East County residents to go on record and voice their opinion of today’s government funding practices. This voting result would be empirical evidence that the community favors altering current governmentservices funding practices. The evidence would show the public’s desire to increase funding to emergency services. With this evidence, governments at all levels will have a clear indication of the will of the people and can act accordingly. An advisory election would help overcome the political inertia that exists today. An advisory election would help overcome the reluctance to change the status quo – a change that is necessary to address this public-safety emergency. So I ask the ECCFPD Board to investigate this useful political tool and to place an advisory election on the November ballot. Bryan Scott Brentwood

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Pirates, Patriots, Lions dominate BVAL meet by Michael Dixon Correspondent

The Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) track season wrapped up in Pittsburg last weekend with the league championship meet. Pittsburg, Heritage and Liberty finished first, second and third, respectively, in both the boys’ and girls’ varsity sections. The host Pirates claimed victory in 14 individual events including all four relays. Freshman Ariane Nelson, senior Tatiana Crayton, senior Triniti McCutchen and sophomore Trinity Bolden combined to win the girls’ 4x100 relay. Bolden, Crayton, junior Elizabeth Hernandez and Nelson won the 4x400 relay. On the boys’ side, junior Jalen Adams, junior Willie Hart III, senior Jalen Mitchell and senior A’Jae Boyd took the 4x100 relay. The senior quartet of Mitchell, Boyd, Jamil Edwards and Titin Davis Jr. won the 4x400 relay. Junior Gabriella Serrianni (girls’ shot put, girls’ discus) and junior John Maka (boys’ shot put, boys’ discus) both claimed two individual event wins for Pittsburg. Senior Teaun-Tr’e Pierce, meanwhile, won three events (boys’ long jump, boys’ triple jump and boys’ 300-meter hurdles)

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Heritage High School’s Jet Charvet won both the boys 800- and 1600-meter races at the Bay Valley Athletic League championship meet last weekend. for Pittsburg. Relay stars Bolden, Nelson and Hernandez all won individual events as well, winning the girls’ 100 meters, 200 meters

and 300-meter hurdles, respectively. Heritage, meanwhile, enjoyed more success at the middle distances. Jett Charvet won both the boys’ 800-

and 1600-meter races, while junior Cori Flores won the girls’ 800. Junior Maxwell Waechter claimed victory in the boys’ 3200-meter event. Mary Milne and seniors Grace Friedman and Xavier Williams also won the girls’ high jump, pole vault and boys’ 110-meter hurdles events, respectively, for the Patriots. Senior Victoria Ramirez won two events for Liberty, topping the field in the girls’ long jump and triple jump. Freshman teammate Keanna Shipley handled the distance races, winning the 1600- and 3200-meter races. Three different boys won events for the Lions. Senior Kenroy Higgins won the boys’ 100 meters. Fellow senior Christian Camara won the pole vault and sophomore Jordyn Turner bested the field in the 400. The remaining events were all won by Antioch Athletes. Senior Taaje Pete won the girls’ 400 meters, while sophomore Dejuan Butler and Nick Mckelvy won the boys’ 200 meters and high-jump events, respectively. The qualified athletes will continue their seasons at the Tri-Valley Championships this weekend. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia/slideshows

Heritage tennis team A determined effort finishes strong season by Michael Dixon Correspondent

The Heritage boys’ tennis season came to a close recently, and in some ways, the season was an unqualified success. The Patriots ran through the Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL). But it also left them with some definitive goals for future seasons. The team season ended in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs where Heritage was defeated by No. 3 overall seed Amador Valley in the first round. Sophomore Seiya Duran was the lone victorious Patriot, winning his match 6-1, 7-6. Heritage, like other BVAL schools, has yet to taste victory in the NCS postseason. The good news is that the Patriots will be in decent position to change that with most of their varsity lineup expected to return in 2019. In the individual bracket, Duran was unable to repeat his success in 2017, when he reached the semifinals as a freshman. He did, however, put

an impressive run to the quarterfinals together. Duran posted a clean 6-0, 6-0 victory over Mt. Eden’s Austin Ralleta in the first round. In the quarterfinals, he drew defending champion and top seed Kobe Tran from James Logan. Tran won the match but was pushed to a 6-3, 6-3 win by Duran. Heritage sent two teams to the doubles bracket. Juniors Herman Austero III and Sahil Chandra, who regularly play as the No. 2 and No. 3 singles players, paired off as a doubles team. They were defeated by the Cal High tandem of Alex Long and Victorio Petit in the first round. Seniors Jonathan Smith and Jose Saucelo also played in the NCS doubles event. They, too, lost in the first round, 6-0, 6-0 to the San Ramon Valley team of Dylan Vassel and Jake Vassel. There wasn’t much that could have been done in that match up, though. The Vassels ended up cruising to victory in the tournament dropping only 13 total games and no sets en route to their championship.

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Patriots baseball team knocks off Lions by Nate Smith Correspondent

After falling to Pittsburg on May 8, the Heritage baseball team had its back against the wall heading into the May 10 game against rival Liberty.   The Patriots responded with one of their top performances of the year to down the Lions, 8-2, and regain control of the race for the Bay Valley Athletic League title. Heritage had fallen a game behind Liberty in the league standings with the May 8 loss and was tied for second with Freedom.   The Patriots, though, forged a 3-0 lead after four innings and then blew the game open with a five-run sixth inning, cruising to the win at home and sweeping the season series against Liberty. While starting pitcher Bryson Kinnick was keeping Liberty off the scoreboard, the Heritage offense chipped away at Lions’ pitcher Justin Prince until the sixth inning when Tyler Winters replaced Prince on the mound.   Winters got the first out of the inning, but Aidan Quinn got things started with a double for the Patriots.   Ryan Jackson reached on an error, and Chaz Myers followed with a two-strike single to score Quinn. A throwing error allowed Jackson to score all the way from first for a 5-0 lead.     Myers was caught stealing third for the second out of the inning. Back-to-back

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batters were hit by pitches setting up Keith Jones who turned on a 2-0 fastball into a three-run homer. The Patriots took an insurmountable 8-0 lead over the Lions. “I was just looking for a fastball on the inside half, especially because I had seen fastballs early in the game,” Jones said.  “I saw more off-speed pitches and stuff on the outside after I hit my double, but I felt they were going to try and challenge me in that situation. Once I hit it, I knew it was gone.” The three-run blast by Jones provided some breathing room. It allowed Heritage coach Kevin Brannan to go to his bullpen in the top of the seventh after Kinnick issued a one-out walk.  

The move to lift Kinnick was not immediately successful. Riley Bosler drilled a two-run homer off senior Jack Erickson and the next two batters walked. Ryan Jackson then took the mound, and after loading the bases with another walk, he retired the next two batters to end the game. The victory put the Patriots on the top of the league standings. “Getting a win was big, and we knew coming in that we needed to wake up our bats, because our performance against Pittsburg was not acceptable,” added Quinn, who scored twice in the victory. “Bryson threw a gem, and when we have our bats going, we’re hard to beat.”

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Heritage High hosts basketball camp The Heritage High School boys’ basketball program hosts its 14th annual basketball camp for boys in third through eighth grade, from June 11 to 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave., in Brentwood. Campers receive individual and small-group instruction on all phases of the game, including sportsmanship and

teamwork and will receive a Heritage Basketball Camp T-shirt. The camp is directed and taught by Heritage head coach Pat Cruickshank, his staff and players from this past year’s North Coast Section champion team along with former players and current college players. Cruickshank brings more than 30

years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, AAU and international levels. He has also served as a guest lecturer at basketball camps in Dungarven and Gormanston, Ireland. The yearly camp, which focuses on fundamentals and fun, is one of the program’s major fundraisers and community-service events. The fee for the camp

is $120. The camp has sold out the last three summers. To obtain a flyer, visit libertyunion. schoolwires.net/heritage, click on Athletics and select ‘Boys’ Basketball’ and ‘Summer Basketball Camp.’ For more information, call 925-6340037, ext. 6090, or email cruicksh@luhsd.net.

Impact Soccer girls win in quarterfinals The local Impact Soccer Club 02 girls’ black team recently defeated the San Francisco United FC Malvinas in the quarterfinal of the NorCal State Cup’s Gold Division at the Davis Legacy Soccer Club Sport Complex. After the game headed into overtime with the game scoreless, Alexandra Weisenberg (Alex) took the ball on the wing, drove by two defenders and took a shot in the last couple minutes of overtime. The ball hit the crossbar, but Monique Odhiambo (Mo) was in perfect position to receive the ball and score the winning goal! Photo courtesy of Impact Soccer Club

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BVAL swimmers shine at BVAL, NCS meets Liberty, Heritage, Freedom and Deer Valley swimmers made a splash at the recent Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) and North Coast Section (NCS) meets. Heritage The Heritage girls swim team came out on top in the BVAL event, while the boys team finished second. “Heritage is an up and coming youthful team that is ready to take the swimming world,” said Heritage head coach Michael Billey. Emma Brownrigg and Raymond Fitch were standout Patriots in the league meet. Brownrigg won the 50-yard freestyle, the 100yard freestyle and was a member of the winning 400yard relay squad. She finished   the 50-yard-freestyle in 25.06 seconds, before capturing the 100-yard freestyle in 54.27. Emma Lapum, Maggie Wells, Christy Foster and Brownrigg won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:43.54. Fitch blew by the competition in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.67 and in the    200-yard freestyle in 1:49.42. The 200-yard medley team of Naji Othman, Sean Passamonte, Riley Pathe and Fitch captured the event in 1:44.97. Fitch, Passamonte and Pathe also joined with freshman Andrew Lopez to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:25. Foster also came up huge for the Patriots, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.18. She went on to finish 16th in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCS meet. Fellow freshman Courtney Coplan captured the 100-yard backstroke at the league meet  in 1:01.95. She also combined with Kylie Murphy, Ella Simone and Lapum to take the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:46.95. Jaloni LaFort shined at the NCS meet, winning the 100-yard freestyle Paralympic event in 57.61 and finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle.  Fellow Pa-

triot Mario Chavez nabbed a fourth place finish in the 50-and 100-meter Paralympic events. The Patriots’ 200-yard medley relay team of Wells, Coplan, Foster and Brownrigg finished 15th at the NCS meet, as did the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Brownrigg, Lapum, Wells and Foster. Liberty The Liberty varsity boys swim team won the BVAL meet championship, outdueling rival Heritage 523.5 to 476. Freshman Dylan Oquendo led the way, winning the 100-yard butterfly in 55.77 seconds and the 100Photo by Tony Kukulich yard breaststroke in 1:02.65. He was also a key member of the Lions’ winning    200-yard freestyle relay squad with Mason Lyman, Hayden Dougherty and Christian Webb. The squad captured the win with a 1:33.18 finish. Not to be outdone, freshman Ethan Coats also captured the Paralympic 50-and 100-yard freestyle events in 26.41 and 1:01.72, respectively. Freedom High School softball star Vanessa Coats also scored impressive finishes at the Strong recently signed her letter of intent to NCS meet, winning the 50-yard Paralympic freestyle attend Southern Utah University. The four-year in    25.73 and finishing third in the 100-yard Paravarsity standout has been stellar, compiling 63 lympic freestyle race with a time of 1:01.72. Fellow starts with a 1.65 career ERA, in addition to four Liberty competitor David Dove also factored into no-hitters and two perfect games. She’s been the  NCS  results, finishing second in the 100-yard an all-Bay Valley Athletic League first team Paralympic freestyle with a time of 58.17 and third member each of her three seasons, leading the in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.29. league each year in strikeouts. Liberty divers Taylor Hornberger finished fourth at the North Coast Section meet, in front of sixthplace Isabelle Carreon and 18th-place Brylie Hoover. 2:02.70 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.08, while Tong Travis Zombeck notched a 19th-place finish for won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.51. Caguyong captured the Lions boys in the section meet. the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.55. Labonte won the 100The Liberty girls’ swim team notched a second- yard breastroke in 1:11.33, and the 200-yard Medley relay AAgood smile open Sheffield change place finish at the league tournament, just squad MaggiAAGonzales,, Labonte, and Tong goodbehind smilecan can openofdoors. doors. SheffieldSmile Smilecan canCaguyong changelives. lives. winner Heritage. secured the 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.94. Deer Valley Freedom Senior Natalie Tong, Katie Caguyong, William The tandem of Daniel Ruiz and Ethan Fowler carried Stuart, Sky Labonte and the 200-yard medley team the Falcons at the league event. Fowler raced to a 23.12 were all victorious at the league meet. win in the 50-yard freestyle and Ruiz won the 100-yard Stuart won the 200-yard individual medley in backstroke in 57.49.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002609-00 The name of the business: 1. CYA Homes 2. Carol Young & Associates 3. Buying, Fixing, & Flipping 4. Your BFF 5. BFF Homes 6. I Do Photography Located at: 4117 Eagleridge Dr. In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Carol Young. 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: Carol Young. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2018 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 4/19/2023 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76564 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

est 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): Francisco J Guardado, an unmarried man and Ana Guardado, an unmarried woman Recorded: 12/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0401329-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/30/2018 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $309,909.79 The purported property address is: 2325 CYPRESS STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509-5247 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 076563-013-2 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 916-939-0772 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-15-691775-BF. 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 sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-15-691775-BF IDSPub #0140040 5/4/2018 5/11/2018 5/18/2018 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76544 Publish Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 2018.

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): HAROLD MOORE, AND LUCILLE MOORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0379497-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/5/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $226,536.10 The purported property address is: 1075 STONECREST DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94531-8048 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 055-290-011-0 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 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 800-280-2832 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-18-804905-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 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 sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service

Corporation 411 Ivy Street 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. TS No.: CA-18-804905-AB IDSPub #0139733 5/4/2018 5/11/2018 5/18/2018 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76483 Publish Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 2018.

lecillo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 13, 2018 by Deputy M Neal Expires 4/13/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76621 Publish dates: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2018.

or names listed above on 12-01-2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 4-16-2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76543 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

above on 4/23/2018. Signature of registrant: Maria I. Munoz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2018 by Deputy L. Farm Expires 4/23/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76525 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003006-00 The name of the business: Notary & More Located at: 2536 Bluerock Dr. In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Cherie S. Gubisch. 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: Cherie S. Gubisch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 8, 2018 by Deputy A Vasquez Expires 5/8/2023 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76654 Publish dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018. NOTICE OF HEARING TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO TAKE DEFAULT IN THE FAMILY DIVISION OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHOE IN THE MATTER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AS TO: DAYCHA BRIA, AND DERRICK BRIA, JR., MINOR CHILDREN. Dept. No. 11 Case No. FV17-01717 TO: Derrick Likeke Bria, Sr., father of Daycha Bria and presumed father of Derrick Bria, Jr.: You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the above-entitled court a petition praying for the termination of parental rights over the above-named minor person and that the petition has been set for hearing before this court, at the courtroom thereof, Department No. 11, Second Judicial District Court, Family Division, Third Floor, located at 1 South Sierra, Reno, Nevada in the County of Washoe, on the 9th day of July, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at which time and place you are required to be present if you desire to oppose the petition. Please take notice that if you do not appear at the date set forth above, or fail to answer or otherwise plead within 20 days after personal service of this notice, Washoe County Human Services Agency, by and through its counsel of record, Charles C. Aglubat, Deputy District Attorney, intends to request the Court to find you have been properly noticed of this hearing and enter 1) a default against you and 2) an order terminating your parental rights. AFFIRMATION PURSUANT TO NRS 239B.030 The undersigned does hereby affirm that the preceding document does not contain the social security number of any person. Michelle Johnson Dated May 4, 2018. By Deputy Clerk Jaqueline Bryant Clerk of the Court. FV17-01717Transaction# 6663307:yviloria 2250 Christopher J. Hicks District Attorney Charles C. Aglubat, DDA Nevada Bar No. 13654 P.O. Box 11130 Reno, Nevada 89520 (775) 337-5700 Attorneys for Petitioner. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76618 Publish Dates: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2018. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-15-691775-BF Order No.: 730-1507929-70 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 inter-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-804905-AB Order No.: 730-1800412-70 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002050-00 The name of the business: Empire RC Located at: 9010 Brentwood Blvd Ste E In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Rick Rodriguez. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/1/18. Signature of registrant: Rick Rodriguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 28, 2018 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 3/28/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76514 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002256-00 The name of the business: Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry Located at: 626 1st St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Donna Ross. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2007. Signature of registrant: Donna Ross. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 6, 2018 by Deputy S. Smith Expires 4/6/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76496 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002270 The name of the business(es): Rob’s Quality Pool Service Located at: 48 Lawnview Court: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert C. Gallowich. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-6-2018. Signature of registrant: Robert Gallowich. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 6, 2018 by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 4-6-2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76430 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002272-00 The name of the business: Mstar-Rstar Located at: 920 Buckskin Ter. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ruth Dubose. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/6/2018. Signature of registrant: Ruth Dubose. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 6, 2018 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 4/6/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76565 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002288-00 The name of the business: 1. Brentwood Emporium Inc. 2. Mannheim Social Club Located at: 561 1st Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Brentwod Emporium Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/9/2012. Signature of registrant: Patricia Lindsay, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 9, 2018 by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 4/9/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76467 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002429-00 The name of the business: VTECH Janitorial and Building Maintenance Located at: 764 Brooks St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Rick Vallecillo 2. Josie Vallecillo. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/13/18. Signature of registrant: Rick Val-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002460-00 The name of the business(es): MiTeam Located at: 55 Pacifica Ave, #49 In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Antonio Chavez Islas 2. Jesus Chavez 3. Mario Del Rio. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Antonio Chavez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 13, 2018 by Deputy S. Alvarez Expires 4-13-2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76592 Publish dates: May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002467-00 The name of the business(es): Power Market, Power Mart Located at: 3012 Howe Road In: Martinez, CA 94553, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colonial Energy, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-01-2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 4-16-2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76535 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18 and May 25, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002472-00 The name of the business(es): Power Market, Power Mart Located at: 3575 Willow Pass Road In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colonial Energy, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-012015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 4-16-2023. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76537 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18 and May 25, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002475-00 The name of the business(es): Power Market, Power Mart Located at: 8750 Brentwood Blvd. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colonial Energy LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-012015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 4-16-2023. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76538 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002476-00 The name of the business(es): Power Market, Power Mart Located at: 1805 Willow Pass Road In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colonial Energy, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-012015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 4-16-2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76540 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002478-00 The name of the business(es): Power Market, Power Mart Located at: 254 Bailey Road In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colonial Energy. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Comapny, LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002479-00 The name of the business: Solar Universe of Brentwood Located at: 9000 Brentwood Blvd, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Synergy 768, Inc. 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: Edmundo P. Cotas, President/ CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy C Garola Expires 4/16/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76466 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002705-00 The name of the business: Furry Love Professional Pet Sitting Located at: 1127 Cabrillo Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lindy Onishi. 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: Lindy Onishi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 25, 2018 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires 4/25/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76662 Publish dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002744-00 The name of the business: Silent Revolution Located at: 1145 2nd Street, Suite A #227 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Jason Keith Lulis 2. Nicole Genet Lulis. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/18. Signature of registrant: Jason Lulis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 26, 2018 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires 4/26/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76566 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002528-00 The name of the business: Devine Design By Dominique Located at: 423 Iron Club Dr. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: MarieJenet Dominique Moore. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 17, 2018. Signature of registrant: Marie Moore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 17, 2018 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 4/17/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 76497 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, NAME STATEMENT 18, 2018. File No. F-0002763-00 The name of the business(es): Big Boy Wraps Located at: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 420 Beatrice Court, Ste G5 In: Brentwood, NAME STATEMENT CA 94513, is hereby registered by the File No. F-0002573-00 The name of the following owner(s): 1. Rigoberto Flores business: Bay Horse Yarn Located at: 2. Silistia Baltimore. This business is con935 Yardley Place In: Brentwood, CA ducted by: A General Partnership. The 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- registrant commenced to transact busilowing owner: Pamela Bush. This busi- ness under the fictitious business name ness is conducted by: An Individual. or names listed above on 3-20-2018. The registrant commenced to transact Signature of registrant: Rigobberto Flores. business under the fictitious business This statement was filed with the County name or names listed above on 2/18/18. Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, Signature of registrant: Pamela Bush. 2018 by Deputy L. Ferrn Expires 4-27-2023 This statement was filed with the County Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76593 PubClerk of Contra Costa County on: April lish dates: May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 2018. 18, 2018 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires 4/18/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 76623 Publish dates: May 11, 18, 25, NAME STATEMENT June 1, 2018. File No. F-0002793-00 The name of the business(es): Natural Nails Located FICTITIOUS BUSINESS at: 380 W. Country Club Drive, Ste D In: NAME STATEMENT Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regisFile No. F-0002577-00 The name of the tered by the following owner(s): Natural business: 1. 365Gifts.com 2. IALWAYS- Nail & Spa LLC. This business is conducted STAND.COM Located at: 1581 California by: A Limited Liability Company. The Trail In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registrant commenced to transact busiregistered by the following owner: Pat- ness under the fictitious business name rick A. Lewis. This business is conducted or names listed above on 4-2-18. Signaby: An Individual. The registrant com- ture of registrant: Chi Lien Thi Nguyen, menced to transact business under the Manager. This statement was filed with fictitious business 4/19/18. Signature of the County Clerk of Contra Costa County registrant: Patrick A. Lewis. This state- on: April 30, 2018 by Deputy S. Alvarez ment was filed with the County Clerk of Expires 4-30-2023 Brentwood Press No. Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2018 02-1273 76591 Publish dates: May 11, by Deputy J Celestial Expires 4/19/2023 18, 25 and June 1, 2018. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76498 Publish dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 2018. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002817-00 The name of the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business: George Of All Trades Located NAME STATEMENT at: 435 Grovewood Loop In: Brentwood, File No. F-0002579-00 The name of the CA 94513, is hereby registered by the business: Traditions Rod and Custom, following owner: Jorge L. Rodriguez. This LLC Located at: 420 Beatrice Court, Suite business is conducted by: An Individual. A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby The registrant commenced to transact registered by the following owner: Tradi- business under the fictitious business tions Rod and Custom, LLC. This business name or names listed above on 5/1/2018. is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. Signature of registrant: Jorge L. Rodriguez. The registrant commenced to transact This statement was filed with the County business under the fictitious business Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 1, name or names listed above on 4/19/18. 2018 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 5/1/2023 Signature of registrant: Tamara Picazo, Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76663 PubManaging Member. This statement was lish dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018. filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2018 by Deputy FICTITIOUS BUSINESS C Garola Expires 4/19/2023 Brentwood NAME STATEMENT Press No. 02-1273 76620 Publish dates: File No. F-0002923-00 The name of the busiMay 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2018. ness: Above All Cleaning Service Located at: 1351 Crescent Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS is hereby registered by the following owner: NAME STATEMENT Valerie Hope Munoz. This business is conFile No. F-0002657-00 The name of the ducted by: An Individual. The registrant combusiness(es): MIB Mechanical Heating menced to transact business under the fictiand Air Located at: 4029 Pelican Court tious business name or names listed above In: Discovery Bay CA, 94505, is hereby on N/A. Signature of registrant: Valerie Hope registered by the following owner: Maria Munoz. This statement was filed with the Isabel Munoz. This business is conducted County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May by: An Individual. The registrant com- 3, 2018 by Deputy C Garola Expires 5/3/2023 menced to transact business under the Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76664 Publish fictitious business name or names listed dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003045-00 The name of the business: MISS MODI MODERNITY INDUSTRIES Located at: 1741 Gumwood Dr In: Concord, CA 94519, is hereby registered by the following owner: Casey Yui. 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: Casey Hsiuwan Yui. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 9, 2018 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 5/9/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76660 Publish dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018.

Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/5/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $191,149.91 The purported property address is: 1550 TRAWLER STREET, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 004-340-013-4 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 800-280-2832 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-17802811-CL. 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 sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street 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. TS No.: CA-17-802811-CL IDSPub #0139525 5/4/2018 5/11/2018 5/18/2018 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76439 Publish Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 2018.

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: 07/06/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 4/18/18 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76502 Publish Dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2018.

94553 PETITION OF: Samantha Marie Dutcher CASE NUMBER: N18-0759 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Samantha Marie Dutcher filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Samantha Marie Dutcher to Proposed Name: Samantha Marie Gomes. 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: 06/25/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 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: April 24, 2018 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76563 Publish Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticiό n de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court are: (El nombre y direcciό n de la corte son): Superior Court of California - County Contra Costa, 751 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direcciό n y nύ mero de telé fono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): MUNNI MCGOUGH 2201 LAFAYETTE DR. ANTIOCH, CA 94509 (925) 262-6709 Date (Fecha): MAY 1, 2018 Clerk, by: (Secretario,por) A.J. GAMBOL, Deputy (Asistente) Denise L. Reposa Prep’d by DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE 1215 PINE ST MARTINEZ, CA 94553 L.D.A.-C.C. CITY NO. 133 (925) 229-5460 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76665 Publish Dates: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018.

cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Evelyn Tolliver, an unmarried woman, as her sole and separate property. Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation. Recorded 03/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0093796-00 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Contra Costa County, California. Date of Sale: 06/05/2018 at 9:00 AM. Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565. Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $489,903.75. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2120 El Lago Dr, Oakley, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/ sales, using the file number assigned to this case 17-20351-SP-CA. 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. Date: 05/02/2018 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 680 San Diego, CA 92101 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 714-730-2727;

Sales Website:www.ndscorp.com/sales Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4656390 05/11/2018, 05/18/2018, 05/25/2018 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76589 Publish Dates: May 11, 18, 25, 2018.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Aiden Keith Heisler SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Aiden Keith Heisler CASE NUMBER: N18-0757 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Aiden Keith Heisler filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Aiden Keith Heisler to Proposed Name: Aiden Keith Lucero. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Joseph Michael Abfalter SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Joseph Michael Abfalter CASE NUMBER: N18-0974 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Joseph Michael Abfalter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Joseph Michael Abfalter to Proposed Name: Joseph Michael Asturias. 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: 07/09/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 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: May 3, 2018 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76607 Publish Dates: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2018. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lorteice Clarence Alexander SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Regina Lynn Alexander, Lorteice Clarence Alexander CASE NUMBER: N18-0969 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Lorteice Clarence Alexander filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Lorteice Clarence Alexander b. Regina Lynn Alexander to Proposed Name: a. Zuriel Judah-Ben Israel b. Tova Baht Israel. 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: 07/02/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: May 3, 2018 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76606 Publish Dates: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2018. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Samantha Marie Dutcher SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002286-00 The name of the business(es): Pena Dismantler Located at: 5740 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose Angel Pena. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-9-2018. Signature of registrant: Jose Angel Pena. This statement was filed with the County SUMMONS (Family Law) Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 9, CITACIÓN (Derecho familiar) 2018 by Deputy J. Celestial Expires 4-9ON AMENDED PETITION 2023 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76533 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (AVISO AL DE- Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. MANDADO): ALBERT MCGOUGH You are being sued Read the information below. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Lo estά n demandado. Lea la informaciό NAME STATEMENT n a continuaciό n y en la pά gina siguien- File No. F-0002464-00 The name of the te. Petitioner’s name is (Nombre del de- business(es): Power Market, Power mandante): MUNNI MCGOUGH CASE Mart Located at: 3475 Main Street In: NUMBER (NÚ MERO DE CASO): D18- Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered 01140 You have 30 calendar days after by the following owner(s): Colonial this Summons and Petition are served on Energy, LLC. This business is conducted you to file a Response (form FL-120 ) at by: A Limited Liability Company LLC. the court and have a copy served on the The registrant commenced to transact petitioner. A letter, phone call or court business under the fictitious business appearance will not protect you. If you name or names listed above on 12-01do not file your Response on time, the 2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin court may make orders affecting your Hassan. This statement was filed with marriage or domestic partnership, your the County Clerk of Contra Costa County property, and custody of your children. on: April 16, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin You may be ordered to pay support and Expires 4/16/2023 Oakley Press No. 03attorney fees and costs. For Legal advice, 0477 76534 Publish dates: May 4, 11, 18, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help 25, 2018. finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal NAME STATEMENT Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), File No. F-0002674-00 The name of the or by contacting your local county bar as- business: D’ Angel Flowers Located at: sociation. Tiene 30 dias de calendario 4532 Main St In: Oakley, CA 94561, is despué s de haber recibido la entrega le- hereby registered by the following owngal de esta Citaciό n y Peticiό n para pre- er: Sonia Hernandez. This business is consentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ducted by: An Individual. The registrant ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal commenced to transact business under de una copia al demandante. Una carta o the fictitious business name or names llamada telefό nica o una audiencia de listed above on 4/24/18. Signature of la corte no basta para protegerlo. Si no registrant: Sonia Hernandez. This statepresenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte ment was filed with the County Clerk of puede dar ό rdenes que afecten su matri- Contra Costa County on: April 24, 2018 monio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 4/24/2023 custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambié n le Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76520 Publish puede ordenar que pague manutenciό n, dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pό ngase en contacto FICTITIOUS BUSINESS de inmediato con un abogado. Puede NAME STATEMENT obtener informaciό n para encontrar a File No. F-0003089-00 The name of un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de the business: Terra-Bowls Located at: las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. 1049 Vineyard Dr In: Oakley, CA 94561, ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios is hereby registered by the following Legales de California (www.lawhelpca owner: Tarra Abdullah-Grayson. This .org) o ponié ndose en contacto con el business is conducted by: An Individual. colegio de abogados de su condado. NO- The registrant commenced to transact TICE: The restraining orders are on business under the fictitious business Page 2: These restraining orders are ef- name or names listed above on N/A. fective against both spouses or domestic Signature of registrant: Tarra Abdullahpartners until the petition is dismissed, a Grayson. This statement was filed with judgment is entered, or the court makes the County Clerk of Contra Costa County further orders. They are enforceable any- on: May 10, 2018 by Deputy M Neal where in California by any law enforce- Expires 5/10/2023 Oakley Press No. 03ment officer who has received or seen a 0477 76655 Publish dates: May 18, 25, copy of them. AVISO - LAS Ó RDENES June 1, 8, 2018. DE RESTRICCIΌN SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PÁ GINA 2: Las ό rdenes de restricciό NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE n estά n en vigencia en cuanto a ambos T.S. No. 17-20351-SP-CA Title No. cό nyuges o miembros de la pareja de 170393427-CA-VOI A.P.N. 041-170hecho hasta que se despida la peticiό 051-1 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLn, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras LOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED ό rdenes. Cualquier agencia del orden SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE pύ blico que haya recibido o visto una PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUcopia de estas ό rdenes puede hacerlas ANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3. NOTE: THERE acatar en cualquier lugar de California. IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST The court may order you to pay back all DATED 03/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE of part of the fee and costs that the court ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT waived for you or the other party. EXEN- MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU CIÓ N DE CUOTAS: Si no puere pagar la NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE cuota de presentaciό n pida al secretario OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU un formulario de exenciό n de cuotas. La SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya auction sale to the highest bidder for

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Diane Mary Kennedy SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Diane Mary Kennedy CASE NUMBER: N18-0864 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Diane Mary Kennedy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Diane Mary Kennedy b. Diane M. Kennedy c. Diane Kennedy to Proposed Name: a. Diane Mary Kealoha. 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: 06/15/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: April 23, 2018 Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76562 Publish Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018.

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ANTIOCH April 29, 1:19 p.m. Authorities received a report from West Second Street of a woman getting hit by a black car that took off. When they arrived the woman was still down and screaming. April 29, 7:05 p.m. A person told authorities that his roommate brought two large men to beat him up. His roommate was a female around 49 years old, and the two males were in their 30s. This report came from Wilbur Avenue. April 29, 8:50 p.m. A person told authorities that his TV was stolen from his living room. He believed the suspect entered through the laundry room window. This report came from West Eighth Street. April 30, 12:52 a.m. A person told authorities that he found a man laying in lots of blood between a library and a chiropractic office on West 18th Street. The man told him that he was in a fight. April 30, 1:26 a.m. A person told authorities that he was robbed by two subjects with guns. He said they were wearing hoodies and were running down Walter Way toward Self Storage. This report came from C Street. April 30, 9:56 a.m. A person was reported stealing two bottles of whisky, and the reporting person attempted to stop him. The man then hit the reporting person in the face. This report came from Deer Valley Road. April 30, 1:02 p.m. A person told authorities that his house on West Seventh Street was burglarized. He believed the suspect entered through the back window. April 30, 4:47 p.m. A man was said to have come out of a pickup truck parked in front of a residence and was swinging a bag of weed around. This report came from East Seventh Street. April 30, 9:24 p.m. A man told authorities he believed his house was burglarized since he found his door slightly opened. This report came from Buckeye Way. May 1, 3:09 a.m. A man told authorities that he heard four shots on Deer Valley Road and Prewett Ranch. May 1, 9:21 a.m. A man entered a store on Deer Valley Road and stole a couple of items. He was then seen near the Safeway gas station wearing no shirt. May 3, 8:34 a.m. A person told authorities that his son ran back home from Diablo West Park and was being chased by two males trying to

rob him. May 3, 11:43 a.m. A person told authorities that four men broke his back fence and entered through his front fence. They then were seen walking from Southwood Way toward Dallas Ranch Road. May 3, 3:18 p.m. A blue mustang crashed into a tree on A Street and West 18th Street. May 3, 8:32 p.m. A house was burglarized on Banyan Way. May 4, 10:33 a.m. Four suspects robbed a T-Mobile store on Deer Valley Road and fled in a silver Honda toward Hillcrest Avenue.

Ashwood Drive. April 27, 10:47 a.m. A case of identity theft was reported on the 100 block of Prospect Court. April 28, 12:46 a.m. A drunk person was reported on Main Street and Rose Avenue. April 28, 11:06 a.m. A missing adult was reported on the 4800 block of Bayside Way. April 28, 6:24 p.m. A petty theft was reported on the 2000 block of Main Street. April 28, 11:16 p.m. Authorities received complaints of a loud party on Teakwood Drive and Fernwood Drive.

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April 22, 1:59 a.m. Authorities received complaints of a barking dog on the 500 block of Freemark Lane. April 22, 2:46 p.m. A hit-and-run misdemeanor was reported on Nut Tree Lane and Live Oak Avenue. April 22, 9:51 p.m. An unwanted guest was reported on the 4200 block of Mehaffey Way. April 23, 4:08 p.m. A public nuisance was reported on Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa. April 23, 4:12 p.m. A person reported a disturbance in the 1500 block of Ashwood Drive to authorities. April 24, 1:34 a.m. A verbal dispute was reported by authorities on the 4200 block of Mehaffey Way. April 24, 9:06 a.m. A security check was made at the Oakley Town Centre. April 24, 4:05 p.m. Authorities were notified of a person defrauding an innkeeper on the 2500 block of Main Street. April 24, 9:52 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sellers Avenue and Cypress Road. April 25, 7:56 a.m. A vehicle was towed on Nutmeg Drive and Thyme Court. April 25, 12:27 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported on the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive. April 25, 5:16 p.m. Suspicious circumstances were reported by authorities on Hill Avenue and Main Street. April 25, 11:41 p.m. A false alarm went off at Carl’s Jr. April 26, 10:19 a.m. A suspicious person was stopped on the 6800 block of Bridgehead Drive. April 26, 1:34 p.m. An officer was hailed by a citizen on Oakley Road and Calle De Oro. April 26, 7:21 p.m. An unwanted guest was reported at Burger King. April 26, 11 p.m. A 9-1-1 hang-up was traced to the 1600 block of Main Street. April 27, 9:37 a.m. A traffic hazard was reported on the 1400 block of

April 21, 10:11 a.m. A residential burglary was reported on Chestnut Street. Authorities received a report saying that someone broke into the residence in the past week and stole jewelry and a computer. April 21, 11:26 a.m. A petty theft was reported on Brandon Miles Way. A woman in a white Sedan wearing a colored shirt with floral-print pants was reported stealing mail. The wife of the reporting person got into an argument with the woman who claimed to be a UPS worker. She was found stealing five to six pieces of mail. April 21, 11:48 a.m. A toolbox was found in the bushes near a bench located on Central Boulevard. April 22, 6:45 a.m. A subject with a restraining order was banging on the door of a residence on Shady Willow Lane. April 23, 6:14 a.m. A petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. A male was reported stealing three packs of beer and left in a black Saturn. April 23, 2:37 p.m. A person left an inn without paying on Second Street. The person who came with the suspect is still on the scene, but the innkeeper believed that she will leave without paying as well. April 23, 5:55 p.m. A person told authorities that their son’s phone was stolen and they tracked it to Discovery Bay. April 23, 6:12 p.m. A person told authorities that a 15-year-old juvenile took his vehicle. This report came from Pebble Beach Drive. April 24, 10:07 a.m. Authorities found a purse inside a park on Regal Drive. April 24, 6:29 p.m. A woman was seen on Brentwood Boulevard breaking into vehicles. April 25, 8:55 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Lone Tree Way. The vehicle’s rear driver’s side window was smashed. The reporting person’s backpack was stolen, which had his school supplies and house keys.


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Celebrating 100 years of airmail The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to the beginning of airmail service when it issued the U.S. Air Mail Forever stamp earlier this year. To mark the 100th anniversary of that service, three vintage biplanes retraced the pioneering west coast airmail route  from San Diego to Seattle with a stop at Buchanan Field in Concord on May 15. On the morning of May 15, 1918, as President Wilson and members of Congress watched, a young Army pilot eased a wood and fabric biplane from Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., bound for New York. The first government-operated airmail flight in America was underway.  May 15, 2018,  marked the 100th anniversary of that service and the Concord stop along the 1,200 mile West Coast airmail route was commemorated. The U.S. Post Office Department, the predecessor to the U.S. Postal Ser-

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struggling district),” Smith said. Fellow fire board member Joe Young, however, admitted that he’s never been a fan of the program, feeling that it charges residents for a service they already pay for. “The public is already paying for the fire district, so what we are doing is cutting out a piece of that and saying we are going to charge specific users, even though as a whole the public has paid for that service,” he said. Residents in attendance at a recent fire board meeting were in favor of the change. “I know it doesn’t look real good,

vice, took charge of the U.S. Air Mail Service later that summer, operating it from Aug. 12, 1918, through Sept. 1, 1927. Airmail delivery, daily except on Sundays, became part of the fabric of the American economy and spurred growth of the nation’s aviation industry. For airmail service to succeed in the early days of flight, the Po s t Office had to develop profitable routes, such as between New York and Chicago, and to establish the infrastructure for safely making night flights. It set up lighted airfields and erected hundreds of airmail guide beacons between New York and San Francisco so that by 1924 regularly scheduled, transcontinental flying was possible, day and night. The U.S. Air Mail stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First Class Mail 1 ounce price.

but I feel that we need to carry on with this to show that we are doing everything within the ability of the board to generate whatever money we can,” said Bethel Island resident Mark Whitlock. “I would like to see the project go forward and see if we can make it work a little bit better.” The public hearing, during which the proposed increases could be adopted, is scheduled for the fire board’s June 4  meeting  inside the Brentwood City Council chambers, at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the proposed rate hikes, visit https://goo.gl/ JKdEL6. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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ARE YOU READY FOR FIRE SEASON? Fire season is just around the corner, and with many prior years of record drought, the record-breaking rains of 2017 and the continuing rains of this year, there is vegetation all over the fire district. As the weather begins to warm and the rains begin to cease, the once live vegetation dries out and dies, combining with the previous year’s dead vegetation to create especially dangerous fuel loads that contribute to larger wild land fires. This is why the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) recommends every homeowner have defensible space around their homes. “Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire,” says representatives at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). “It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs or any wild land area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire, and it protects your home from catching fire – either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home.” It may only be the start of May, but it is never too early to prepare for fire season in the State of California. Not sure of what to do? Visit www.readyforwildfire.org/defensible-space for tips and recommendations on how you can better prepare your property for the upcoming fire season. Not sure on what the requirements are? Visit https://goo.gl/Mu8PdD for a printable PDF of the ECCFPD’s minimum weed-abatement standards ordinance. For all other questions, contact the ECCFPD at 925-634-3400.

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were going to be eliminated or modified. “This is the same resolution we passed earlier this year, and we weren’t able to reinstate any of the positions that were eliminated,” said BUSD Board President David Turner. The teachers were offered employment in a different capacity within the district. One chose to stay on and will now teach kindergarten which is considered a part-time position. “The individuals who were named were offered employment, though not in their regular capacity,” said Turner. “(The other four) didn’t take us up on the offer because they had other offers of employment. They were all quality employees and good teachers.” BUSD Superintendent Debbie Gold said that while they couldn’t reinstate the teachers’ original positions, she was glad they were able to offer some kind of employment. “What happened was, our budget has improved so much and we’re doing really great now, but we had two teachers moving to other states, so that opened up two positions and we were able to offer (modified employment) to all five of the teachers,” said Gold. The meeting also finalized another administrative shift. Timber Point Elementary School Vice Principal Jonathan Edelman will move into principal position for that school, as its current principal, Kelly Quinn, returns to the district office to focus on her role within special education and of assistant

“ This is the same resolution we passed earlier this year, and we weren’t able to reinstate any of the positions that were eliminated.

BUSD Board President David Turner superintendent. “I feel this is a very positive move for Timber Point,” said Gold. “Everyone there loves him, and he loves that school.” Gold added that the process of issuing pink slips and letting teachers go was heartbreaking. “I’ve not ever done layoffs in this district, and my hope was to never do them,” she said. “But with the budget crisis and with budget advisory committee suggesting it, that was what we did for this year. I hope to never do it again. Never.” As of its April meeting, the district had plans to conduct interviews for a new chief business officer (CBO) and appoint the interim CBO Elaine Neilsen to chair a budget advisory committee to further stabilize the budget situation. For more information on upcoming BUSD meetings, visit www.byronunionschooldistrict.us. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Discovery Bay Corvette Club, Car Show and BBQ

Westmont of Brentwood presents Discovery Bay Corvette Club, Car Show and BBQ, located on 450 John Muir Parkway, in Brentwood, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be jewelry vendors, live music, food and more. For more information, contact Helen Riley at 925-516-8006.

Poker Tournament

Saturday, May 19 Car and Truck Show

Delta Schools Federal Credit Union presents the PTSA of Freedom High School Car and Truck Show at the Freedom High School, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to Freedom High School’s PTSA Senior Scholarship. The entry fee per car is $20. For more information, visit, https:// ptsaoffreedomhighschool.com/car-show.

Saturday, May 26 Delta Softball Tournament

The Delta Veterans Group will have a softball tournament at the Antioch Community Park, on May 26 and 27, starting at 8 a.m. This is a co-ed tournament with double elimination. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.deltaveteransgroup.org.

Home Composting Workshop

Sustainable Contra Cost presents Let It Rot: Home Composting the Easy Way Workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Pittsburg Environmental Center. Come and learn how compost can help your garden grow. Tickets are $5 each. For more information, visit sustainablecoco.org.

Monday, May 28 Motorcycle Parade

The Delta Veterans Group will hold a motorcycle parade starting at the Oak View Cemetery, at 10 a.m., followed by a barbeque at the Antioch VFW Post 6435. For more information, visit www. deltaveteransgroup.org.

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Brentwood Blaze Cheer

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Brentwood/Oakley Falcon Football and Cheer

The Brentwood Community Chorus will perform at Heritage High School, at 7 p.m. They will perform many well-known songs, and there will be special guest performers from Liberty High School. For more information, visit www.brentwoodcommunitychorus.com. Citadel Crafts will host a craft show at The Streets of Brentwood, May 19 to 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to all. For more information or to become a vendor, email citadelcrafts@ gmail.com.

PAL Cop Rock Concert

The PAL Cop Rock 2018 concert, presented by 925 Entertainment Group and the Brentwood Press, will take place at The Streets of Brentwood, from 3 to 9 p.m. Enjoy performances from different bands, and enter a raffle to win a guitar and more. For more information, visit www.925EG. com.

Monday, May 21 Kaleidoscope Connection Circle

The Kaleidoscope Connection Circle meets the third Monday of every month at Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection Center, 14671 Byron Highway, in Byron, from 10 a.m. to noon. Acquaint yourself with Kaleidoscope’s programs and meet its leaders and volunteers. For more information, email info@kaleidoscopehope.org or call 925-550-8021.

The Brentwood Blaze Cheer is currently enrolling children from 5 to 14 years for a program that teaches the fundamentals of cheer. Practices are ongoing throughout the year. For more information, contact Alison at 925-848-8422 or brentwoodblazecheer@gmail.com.

The Brentwood/Oakley Falcon Football and Cheer will have sign-ups, at Straw Hat Pizza on May 31, and June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. There are no cuts or tryouts in football or cheerleading, and it’s open for ages 6 to 14. There is a $175 deposit for signing up. For more information, visit www.boffc.com.

Art Classes at Delta Gallery

The Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages, including oil and acrylic painting, drawing and jewelry design. The classes will be at the Delta Gallery. For more information, visit www.deltagallery.com.

On the Horizon Monday, June 4 NARFE Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at Denny’s on Lone Tree Way in Antioch at 11:45 a.m. Guest speaker Tony Semenza of CARE will discuss emergency preparedness. For more information, contact Dorothy Wilson at narfedc1718@yahoo.com.

Ancient Languages, History and Culture of the Bible Class

To learn about the ancient languages, history and culture of the Bible, come to the class held at the Raley’s community room, 2400 Sand Creek Road, starting at 7 p.m., every Wednesday. For more information, contact Janelle Larsen at 209-642-0278.

The Knightsen 4-H’ers Comfort Pack Project

The Knightsen 4-H’ers have created the comfort pack project for children. Donations can be dropped off at The Brentwood Press office, 248 Oak St., Brentwood, or at Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St., Oakley. Supplies will be collected through June.

Soroptimist International of Antioch meeting

The Soroptomist International of Antioch will be meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. and the second, third and fourth Wednesday at noon, at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. For more information, contact Mary Ann Redden at 925-757-5605 or visit www.si-antioch.org.

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The Discovery Bay Yacht Club presents a Day at the Golden Gate Fields Races, meeting at 9:30 a.m., at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club parking lot, 5871 Marina Blvd. There will be buses to take people to the Turf Club with breakfast and lunch provided. Tickets are $75 for those who take the buses and $52 for those who drive. For more information, visit dbyc.com/event-2793524 or call Jan Zanettini at 925-303-9745.

The Patriots Jet Team Foundation will hold their fourth annual golf classic at the Discovery Bay Country Club starting at 9:30 a.m. There will thousand of dollars in prizes, a live auction, food and more. The Registration fees are $65 for dinner only, $200 for one person and $800 for a team. For more information, visit pjtf.org.

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The Friends of the Brentwood Library will have a special book sale at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0384.

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Brentwood PAL presents an inaugural No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Brentwood Community Center, starting at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided, and there will be a raffle. Tickets for players are $60 and nonplayers cost $40. For more information, contact Brian Reel at 925-570-6272 or email reelsoundandcommunications@yahoo.com.

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The Contra Costa County Fair will run May 18, from noon to 9:30 p.m., and May 19 to 20, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Presale tickets are available through May 13. Presale tickets are $5 for youth ages 6 to 12 and seniors over 62 and $7 at regular price. Tickets for adults are $8 in advance and $10 at regular price. For more information, visit www.contracostafair.com.

The Foodie Crew and the Antioch Recreation Department present Food Truck Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Antioch Community Center and Water Park, 4703 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. There will be six to eight food trucks that serve gourmet food and desserts. For more information, contact Adam Gross at 925-776-7681 or info@foodiecrew.com.

The Alzheimer’s Association presents Alzheimer’s Education Day at the Antioch Senior Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will cover topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease awareness and risk reduction. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact, Michele Alba at malba@alz.org or call 925-284-7942.

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The Veterans Club annual dinner and fundraiser will take place at 1581 Regent Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is $25 per person and will be catered by Brentwood Fine Meats. For more information, contact Karen Martin at 925-550-1999.

The Oakley Library presents Save Mount Diablo at the Oakley Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. Join Save Mount Diablo’s Jim Cartan to learn more about preserving Mount Diablo. For more information, visit ccclib.org or call 925-625-2400.

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and support others in the area. $25 annual dues. For more information, call 925-418-4493.

Delta Quilters Guild

Delta Quilters Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 2401 Shady Willow Lane, in Brentwood, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.deltaquilters.org.

Delta Women’s Social Club

The Delta Women’s Social Club hosts a monthly lunch to get acquainted with new and prospective members, every second Thursday of the month. For more information, call 925-777-0666.

Sons In Retirement Brentwood

Sons In Retirement, a group of retired and semiretired men enjoying active retirement, meets every fourth Tuesday of each month at The Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Blvd., in Brentwood, at noon. For more information, call Norman Jackson at 925-516-9499.

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Al-Anon meets every Monday, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., and on Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Delta Presbyterian Church. Al-Anon was made to help friends and families of alcoholics. For more information, contact 925-784-8030.

Sons In Retirement, a group of retired and semiretired men enjoying active retirement, meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Discovery Bay Golf and Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Dr., in Discovery Bay. For more information, contact Tom Kirtley at 925-240-8071.

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Discovery Bay Lions

The Improved Order of Redmen hosts a breakfast the first and third Sunday of each month, at 1403 Main St., in Oakley, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $5, proceeds go toward several different organizations. For more information, email soto6352@sbcglobal.net or call 925-594-1436.

Delta Divas Networking

Residents are invited to join the oldest and largest service club in the world. Brentwood Rotary meets Mondays at noon at The Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive. For more information, visit www.brentwoodcarotary.org.

The Byron Delta Lions Club meets the first Friday of every month at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, in Discovery Bay, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.byrondeltalions.org. The Discovery Bay Lions Club meets at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road, in Discovery Bay, on the first Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www. discoverybaylions.com. The Delta Divas Networking group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Co. Co. County Wine Bar, 633 1st St. in Brentwood, from 6:15 p.m to 8:15 p.m. This is a networking group for women in the Delta towns who want to meet

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Brentwood Lions Club

Brentwood Lions Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at Dad’s Café, 1135 2nd St., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.lcobw.com.


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