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Lions step out to fight diabetes by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer For the last 81 years, the Brentwood Lions Club has gone the extra mile to help the Brentwood community. Next weekend, the Lions stretch that out to three miles, and they’re inviting everyone to come along. The Lions, Brentwood’s first service club, is partnering with Sutter Delta Heath to host the first Brentwood Lions Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness. Held in concert with Lions Club events across Northern California, the event includes a stroll along the Marsh Creek Trail from Creekside Park to Veterans Park and back. “This three-mile walk will demonstrate our resolve to lick this disease and at the same time be a healthy thing to do,” Lions Second Vice President Fred Ginsler told the Brentwood City Council Tuesday night. “Sutter Delta will also be providing free health screenings to anyone interested, and if that’s not enough fun for you, free prostate screenings will be available at the

hospital after the event.” More than 50 percent of our nation’s population suffers from some form of diabetes, Ginsler told the council. Education, diet and exercise could go a long way toward eradicating the disease, which is a leading cause of blindness. Proceeds from the event will be used to send local kids with diabetes to a summer education camp in Santa Cruz operated by the Diabetes Society, where they can learn about how to cope with their illness. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 25 from at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of $35 for individuals or $100 for a team are requested, and sponsorships and information booths are also available. Prizes will be awarded to the team and the individual collecting the most contributions, the most miles walked, and the most creative team T-shirt. For more information or a registration form, call Mike Morgan at 707-374-2578 or e-mail lionmike63@ hotmail.com. To learn more about the Diabetes Society, visit www.diabetessociety.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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City goes nuts over Almond Festival Warm weather, cool cars and hot bands provided the perfect backdrop for last weekend’s Oakley Almond Festival at O’Hara Park, where thousands of guests turned out to mark the city’s annual event. The 21st celebration, sponsored by the Oakley Chamber of Commerce, included the popular parade, classic car show and carnival rides. “I think it turned out to be a very nice weekend,� said Event Organizer Steve Nosanchuk. “The weather was wonderful and attendance was good, especially on Friday night. People seemed to be enjoying themselves.� In response to the increase in registrations for the car show, event organizers changed the diagram this year, moving the festival’s booths and vendors from their regular spot on the O’Hara Park Middle School green to the back of the park, where the carnival and live music stage is located. The classic cars moved up to the front, allowing for easier access by the public and a larger viewing area. “The car show was very popular, and we heard from people that they really enjoyed having it on the grass this year,� said Nosanchuk. “Overall it was a good event. We had no major incidents and the crowds were great. I’d call the weekend a success.�

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Scenes from the Almond Festival, clockwise from top left: the Ferris wheel offered Almond Festival goers a birds-eye view of the celebration. The Almond Festival wouldn’t be the same without its ofďŹ cial mascot, Ben Toasted, making the rounds. For a dollar, participants in the ďŹ shbowl carnival game got a chance to win a bagful of goldďŹ sh – the water was free. Oakley Elementary’s school mascot joined the cheering section at Saturday morning’s parade. The Freedom High School Marching Band led the way during the Almond Festival Parade. Volunteers provided – and munched on – the Festival namesake.

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“The Uncensored Message that My Wife Asked Me Not to Write…” Dear friend, Well, at first, my wife asked me not to write this. We had a big discussion about it. Finally, she understood what I was trying to do, and actually helped me write this letter to you. Here’s the thing. In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for. Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me tell you something about me… I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m the “athletic type” and like most young guys, I think that nothing can go wrong. That’s when I’m hit with a dose of reality. I’m playing basketball when it happens. As I’m going for a rebound, I get pushed. I land hard on my lower back and feel a ‘pop’. But, there’s more… I’m in so much pain that I can barely move. I go to see my medical doctor, but all he can do is give me drugs for the pain. But, that doesn’t help. Three weeks later I’m still in pain. I’m frustrated and scared that I may never play sports again. Now, listen to this… A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my spine. The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and within a

week, I feel much better! Oh, did I mention that this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, that I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened! Back to what my wife (at first) didn’t want me to write. It’s that chiropractic is one of the biggest “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have been to a chiropractor) know about it. And, many of the rest could be helped, if they only knew the true story. So, I often feel like shouting it from the mountaintop! Is that “professional?” Well, maybe it is, or maybe not. But, I’ve decided people should know. For the last eleven years, people from Brentwood and the surrounding area have come to see me with their back problems. They also come to me with their: • Headaches • Migraines • Chronic pain • Neck pain • Shoulder/arm pain • Whiplash from car accidents • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Hip pain • Elbow pain • Numbness in limbs • Athletic injuries just to name a few… Here’s what some of your neighbors had to say: “During my pregnancy, I suffered from low back pain and sciatica. Dr. Jardin helped me become pain free!” (Kim M.)

“I had neck pain, tingling and numbness in my arms and hands. Thanks to Dr. Jardin, the pain is gone. I feel great!” (Diane W.) “I suffered with constant TMJ pain and headaches with dizziness. I spent over 25 years trying different things to help and Dr. Jardin’s adjustments have been the most effective!” (Patti W.)

Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. The truth is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond differently to care, but we get terrific results. It’s as simple as that! Exciting Offer – Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problem, and not just cover it up with drugs. When you are one of the first 20 people to call and schedule a new patient exam (by October 1, 2010) you’ll receive that entire exam for $37. That’s with consultation, exam, any necessary x-rays, full report of my findings….the whole ball of wax, and there’s no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this exam normally costs $249. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots, so don’t miss out (by law, this offer excludes Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries).

Great care at a great fee…Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications…I’m a graduate of Western States Chiropractic. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to entire families. For the past eleven years, I’ve been taking care of your neighbors in Brentwood. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care. My assistants are Morgan and Esmeralda, and they are both really great people. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called JARDIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC and it’s at 7351-A Brentwood Boulevard (we are across the parking lot from McDonald’s, next to the Dollar Store). Our phone number is 925-516-5813. Call Morgan, Esmeralda, or me today for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you and God Bless. -Dan Jardin, D.C. P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am also offering the second family member this same examination for only $27. P.P.S. Can you imagine not having to wait at a doctor’s office? Well, your time is as valuable as mine. That’s why we have a no-wait policy. You will be seen within minutes of your appointment. P.P.P.S. Of course, all people respond differently to care. -Advertisement


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Just say no to C-O Have you ever spent a day on the water, gotten home and just not felt all that great? Maybe you’re fatigued, have a headache and chalk it up to too much sun or beer. It could be, however, that these are also the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, a boating safety problem more ON THE common than most ATER people realize. CO is an invisible, odorless and tasteless poison gas that is part of the engine exhaust. It’s potentially lethal, causing a handful CAPT. JON of boating deaths BLOOM every year and making countless others ill. All gasoline powered boats make CO, the effect of which varies from boat to boat and operating conditions present. Since CO is heavier than air, it stays low to the water. Combined with the “station wagon” effect, or being trapped by a low-pressure area immediately behind a boat, the inboard stern area and transom platform are especially susceptible. CO levels at the swim step on some vessels have been measured as high as 26,000 parts per million (ppm). A level of 12,800 ppm results in death in less than 3 minutes. A 2004 California law prohibits sitting on the swim platform while the motor is running, or hanging on to it while idling forward in gear, often referred to as teak surfing or platform dragging. Also prohibited is bodysurfing the wake behind a boat. Wake surfing, a popular new activity on the Delta, is still legal in California. However, caution should be used when learning to perform this skill – for both the surfer and boat occupants. Extended periods near the transom, down low at water level exposes the surfer to higher than safe levels of CO as the boat is moving slowly with the engine working hard to plow the water necessary to create a surf wake. In addition, a portion of that same toxic cloud is also being

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sucked back into the boat, placing passengers at risk. A study reported by Boat US in 2006 revealed that CO levels reach more than 1,000 ppm at the inside transom of many express cruisers. BoatTest.com performed a study with a 19-foot Correct Craft ski boat and found a CO peak of 434 ppm at the stern seat, operating at 7½ mph. This study also found a peak CO level of 58 ppm at 80 feet behind the boat and two feet off the water, right where the kids are sitting on the tube! By way of comparison, the EPA threshold of safety standard is 9 ppm for eight hours of exposure and 35 ppm for one hour. Most people start to feel symptoms above 70 ppm, and 200 ppm is considered a point of evacuation. Since you can’t see it or smell it, knowing how bad the cloud is hard to determine without monitoring equipment. However, some simple operator guidelines can keep your exposure levels to a minimum. First, limit idling in neutral and if necessary, keep the nose into the wind. Shut off the motor while people are climbing in and out or going for a quick swim. Next, ensure that cross ventilation exists so that CO doesn’t collect without any way to escape. If a side canvas is up, open a hatch to keep the air flowing through. Third, use wind to an advantage. Make that monster wake into the wind, or on a crosswind – but not downwind, where the CO cloud blows back into the boat. Finally, make some turns while pulling kids on the tube. The tube will cross an “S” trail of CO but not sit directly in its path as driving in a straight line does. Being mindful of CO while boating can help prevent unnecessary illness and even tragedy. Keep that invisible cloud at bay to boat safe and have fun. Jonathan Bloom is a USCG licensed Master and ASA certified sailing instructor. He can be reached via www.baydeltafun.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

NEW SHORT REFI PLAN Another week, another new plan to “save” the housing market is released by the government. This one is called FHA Short Refinance. It allows some under-water homeowners to get a brandnew FHA loan at 97.75% of their home’s value. The basic requirements are that the loan must be current (I heard one report that some lenders will only do this if you have been current for the past 12 months), you must meet all the FHA requirements for getting a new loan (which means the maximum loan size will be $729,750 and your debt ratio, credit score, etc. must be in line), principal residences only, and your existing first lender must agree to write off at least 10% of your balance in order to get you down to the 97.75% figure. If you have a second mortgage, they’ll have to agree to write down their loan balance so your total loans don’t exceed 115% of your value. These principal write-downs are to be permanent forgiveness of the money. Just like all the other plans that have been released, it sounds great at first, but just like the others, the biggest challenge will be in the implementation. The government is predicting that 500K to 1.5M homeowners nationwide will

be helped with this program. Critics are predicting that only 2,000-3,000 will be helped. The biggest loophole is that it is a voluntary program. Your current lender does not HAVE to participate. Lenders are already quite reluctant to do principal reductions for those borrowers who are delinquent and/or foreclosure is imminent. They will probably be even LESS likely to drop principal for those borrowers that are current. Also, this program doesn’t appear to be an option for those that already have a FHA or VA loan, or a loan that is guaranteed by Freddie Mac of Fannie Mae. These last four entities account for a large percentage of outstanding loans, so that means a LOT of people won’t qualify right now. (The program may be expanded to include them at a later date.) To find out if you qualify, call your preferred mortgage professional to ask. If you need a referral to a local lender that is familiar with this program, give me a call. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline. com. Sharp Realty

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Antioch High track still in the running by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Antioch High School is still hoping to score a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant, but the school needs more community support to make it to the top of the list. At press time, Antioch High’s community project to refurbish its 55-year-old track was ranked 19th out of more than 200 projects. It needs to be ranked first or second this month to win the grant. “We have come a long way since we started this in June,� said Joy Motts, Antioch athletic boosters board member. “We had a lot of community support in the beginning and we’ve managed to stay in the top 100 projects, so we keep rolling over into the next month of the competition, but each month our number resets and we have to start from the beginning again. “But now that school is back in session, the students are voting every day, so I think we’ve really got a shot at this. At the beginning of the month we were ranked as high as 14, so we just need that extra push from the community.� PepsiCo, Inc. created the Pepsi Refresh Project in January of this year. Every month, Pepsi selects a thousand community projects, puts each cause on its Web site and asks the public to vote for its favorites. At the end of the month, the votes are tabulated and the winners of more than $1 million in grants are announced.

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Above, East County’s rainy spring prevented students from competing on the Antioch High School track, as the dirt surface becomes too muddy to run on. The school hopes to win a grant from the Pepsi Corporation to renovate the 55-year old facility. Above right, like the grainy track surface, Antioch High School’s long-jump area could use some TLC – the jump point is currently marked with strips of duct tape. With the help of a Pepsi Refresh project $250,000 grant, the high school would be able to begin renovations next year. Antioch High School is in desperate need of a new track, said Motts. The Panthers’ track is not up to state regulations, so no official competition may be held at the school. While most high schools boast new rubbery surfaces that make competition safer, Antioch’s track is made of red cinder, which creates an uneven surface that has led to the injury of some student athletes. “This grant proposal isn’t just about

Antioch High School,� Motts said. “All of the league schools that come here to compete would benefit from a new track, so we’re hoping that the other local high schools will be able to put their school rivalries aside to help Antioch High get this grant. Once the new track is put in, competition will be safer for everyone.� And now voting is easier than ever. Initially, voters were required to sign

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tudents at Delta Vista Middle School gathered last week to remember those who lost their lives in the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and honor those in our community who work to keep the public safe. The tribute was led by Delta Vista Principal Greg Hetrick and featured the singing of the national anthem by former student and Delta Vista employee Chanelle Lewis.

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An August achievement ongratulations to the following Liberty High Students of the Month for August (in alphabetical order): James Alfaro, Ismael Alvarez, Oscar Alvarez, Kayla Ambrose, Alyssa Anderson, Brian Bartholomew, William Bennett, Zachary Branson, Chelci Castro, James Chandler, Natalie Cruz, Terry Cruz, Brooke Damico, Dene DeWitt, Tyler Elmore, Hardale Foston, Lorena Garcia, Roxanne Guel, Brittany Ho-Sing-Loy, Lindsey Hull, Joe Anthony Jackson, Chantal Lasher, Cathy Li, Nicole Long, Rebekah McCarthy, Kevin Milner, Issa Portlock, Cierra Provan, Shaylee Seaton, Jason Semmel, Austin Stitzel, Mariana Valdez, Lei Wei, Rebecca Wood and Izabella Zamiatala.

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If Your Ship is Sinking, Don’t Give Away Your Life Vests Bankruptcy Exemptions by Joan Grimes, Esq. One of the saddest things is when a person comes into my office explaining that they have waited to come in until they have used up all their savings, retirement funds, equity in their home or car just to keep paying their credit cards and other debts. This just breaks my heart because it was completely unnecessary. The Bankruptcy Code does not want or encourage people to wait until they have used up all of their resources to file bankruptcy. In fact, the Bankruptcy Code and California law discourages these actions by specifically protecting certain assets in a bankruptcy case from the reach of creditors. So what are some of the assets which are generally protected and what actions should you be taking to protect these assets? Retirement Accounts- All private retirement plans and profit sharing plans are exempt, which means you can keep most or all of your savings in these accounts. Therefore, you should never use retirement accounts to pay credit cards, bring home loan payments current on a house that is underwater or pay other bills which could be discharged in a bankruptcy. Every withdrawal from a retirement account will be taxed on both federal and state levels as well as incurring the 10% penalty for early withdrawal unless it falls under an exception for early withdrawals. If you are in your 30’s-40’s, a withdrawal of $1,000 will amount to a loss of $10,000 in retirement income. The withdrawal of even smallest amount will be a huge reduction in retirement income later. You must protect your future. Homestead Exemption- The California homestead exemption applies to your principal “dwelling” on the date the bankruptcy petition is filed. The homestead exemption in California effective January 1, 2010 is $75,000. The exemption is increased to $100,000 if the you or your spouse reside in the homestead or at least other one member of the family resides in the residence and does not own an interest in the residence. The homestead exemption is increased to $175,000 if you or your spouse meets the minimum age requirement of 65, are disabled or meet the “low income” qualifications’. Therefore, if you still have equity in your home, do not use it to pay dischargeable debt such as credit card or personal loans.

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Whooping cough reaches epidemic status by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California is in the throes of a whooping cough epidemic – the worst of its kind in more than 50 years. To date, nearly 4,000 incidents of the virus have been reported statewide, resulting in eight infant deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations. Local health officials are urging residents to get fully immunized against the disease. “We’re taking this very, very seriously, especially because it affects newborns and children,” said Sutter Delta Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Ryan Tracy. “We’re urging everyone – parents, grandparents and children – to get a booster shot even if they think they are up to date on their vaccinations.” Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection identified by cold-like symptoms and often accompanied by a loud, raspy, bark-like cough. Signs can include a runny nose, sneezing, mild cough and low-grade fever, but the symptoms can worsen rapidly and include vomiting, breathing difficulties and extreme fatigue. In infants, the symptoms are slightly different and can include gasping, gagging and even seizures. Most common in young infants and children, the infection is typically pre-empted by a series of DTaP shots beginning in

“ We’re urging everyone – parents, grandparents and children – to get a booster shot even if they think they are up to date on their vaccinations.

Dr. Ryan Tracy, chief of staff, Sutter Delta Medical Center infants as young as 5 to 6 weeks and followed up with a booster (Tdap) around age 11. For those who do contract the disease, the infection is treated with antibiotics, but because pertussis is on the rise and immunities wear off, health officials are now recommending booster shots for those (up to age 65) who have not received the shot in the last two years and are in contact with infants or are health care providers. “The current recommendations are that if you are 11 years old or older and it’s been longer than two years since you had a booster, then you should get one,” said Tracy. “For adults, this is something fairly new and we’re just now doing it, but right now, we’re urging everyone to get up to date.” According to Jacqueline Hanel, executive director for John Muir Outpatient Center in Brentwood, education and information are critical tools in combating the whooping cough epidemic. “The word we want to get out is for people to get immunizations and booster shots,” said Hanel. “What happens when you get it (whooping cough) is that it is so quickly and easily

spread that it’s a huge public concern, so we are reaching out to the community to let them know that it’s important to pay attention.” The season for whooping cough is typically summertime into early fall. As school is back in session, local districts are stepping up to help keep the education community current on signs and symptoms of the disease as well as preventative measures. “We’ve been sending home information in our student packets since August,” said Jan Steed, director of student services for the Brentwood Union School District. “And we’re continuing to let families know that this is a tough season for whooping cough and that they should check in with their health care advisors and doctors.” The Oakley Union School District (OUSD) has also taken the proactive approach to combating the spread of the disease. “We have asked our schools to send information home to families and we are also placing it on our Web site,” said OUSD Superintendent Rick Rogers. “However,

the most important thing is for parents to take their children to the doctor if they feel something is wrong and do not send them to school if they have any symptoms of an illness of any kind.” While getting a pertussis shot greatly reduces the likelihood of contracting the disease, no immunization is foolproof. Preventive measures such as thorough hand washing, sneezing into your arm or shoulder and staying home if you develop any symptoms, however, will go a long way toward halting the spread of the virus. “We are asking parents to be a little more on their guard and to pay a little closer attention to their children,” said Tracy. “The problem is that once you start coughing, you are late into the infection, so parents should go to their doctor or health care provider if they see any unusual signs such as vomiting, heavy coughing or a cold that just doesn’t clear up. “We’re at a high-risk time right now, so we’re leaning toward treating and sending off a culture for anything that looks suspicious. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that this won’t get any worse, but better safe than sorry.” To find out if you need a pertussis booster, contact your doctor or health care provider. For information on free vaccines in your area, log on to www.getimmunizedca. org. For further updates on whooping cough, go to www.cdc.gov. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Support education at the ballot box by Spencer Holmes President, Liberty Education Association I would like to take the opportunity to inform Press readers of some aspects of teaching that may not be recognized by the public. There are hundreds of professionals that make up the educators of the Liberty Union High School District. I have been privileged to teach in this high school district for nine years, and I have had the opportunity to teach at three of the five schools in UEST our district. COMMENT I am writing on behalf of the over 300 classroom teachers in LUHSD who are members of the Liberty Education Association. We work together with another 230 classified, confidential, and classified management professionals to provide a comprehensive education to our area high school students. I feel that we should applaud the efforts of the hundreds of professionals working in our school district every day who educate the children of our community. Many amazing things are happening in

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Editor: The Antioch City Council is in great need of new leadership. With the November election right around the corner, the citizens of Antioch simply cannot afford to re-elect individuals who “kneel at the altar” of special interests groups, refuse to meet with residents concerned about crime, or award four more years to a current city councilman who sympathizes with criminals. Before you cast your absentee vote for the upcoming City Council election, carefully consider the actions and behavior of incumbent Reggie Moore during the last four years. Moore refuses to meet with law-abiding residents concerned about crime and our

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our district. Here are just a few: Recently, I visited a classroom right after lunch at one of our area high schools. The teacher was sharing her own lunch with her students because the students didn’t have any lunch that day. Another teacher stocks her classroom daily with food for her students who are less fortunate. Heritage High will be hosting a regional robotics tournament soon. Freedom High varsity cheerleaders took first place at a national competition last spring. Liberty High’s TLC Academy has 36 students working as interns at local elementary, middle and high schools as they prepare for a teaching career. One of our English teachers has published a textbook about learning strategies and life planning; it is now being used in schools across the country. The performing arts and music programs at all of our comprehensive sites continue to be top notch. Independence High will be hosting a Poetry Out Loud competition, and La Paloma High continues to serve its students well. Vocational Education and ROP courses are running strong throughout our district as well. All of our schools are committed to providing the best support to English language learners as well as special education

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students in our district. Although a high-quality education is provided by our school district, education funding is still below the minimum level needed to ensure the best education possible. Statewide, public school funding has been slashed by 18 percent over the past two years. Our students’ teachers have always been known to make up the difference when funds may be lacking. On average, teachers spend several hundred dollars per year out of their own pockets to ensure their students receive the best education possible. Currently, $11 billion is owed to California schools from Proposition 98 and we get IOUs from the governor. It is very difficult to purchase textbooks and classroom materials, provide school lunches, keep classroom sizes manageable and our campuses safe with IOUs. California is the only remaining state in the nation to still lack a budget, and it has been a district-wide challenge for all concerned. Despite significant lack of funding, performance on state tests continues to improve. District wide, our API scores have increased 45 points over the past three years. Similarly, over the past four years, the number of students earning proficient and advanced

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quality of life. In an e-mail two months ago, Councilman Moore stated that he “regularly meets with civic and special interests groups” but does not believe that he is accountable to individuals or community organizations who are experiencing crime and violence in our neighborhoods. Moore was invited to participate in a City Council candidates forum on Friday, Sept. 10 but refused to attend. During the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and at a time when dozens of city employees were losing their jobs, Moore tried to pressure the City Council into providing $40,000 to a specialinterest group to host a Halloween Carnival. Additionally, Moore led the effort to deny Walmart the ability to expand its Lone Tree store after being advised by staff and the city attorney that the corporate giant has the legal standing to successfully sue the city for breach of contract and we do not have the financial resources or cause of action to defend ourselves. Moore sympathizes with criminal behavior. During a Quality of Life Forum in 2009, Councilman Reggie Moore expressed sympathy for Lovell Mixon, a convicted felon who raped two young women and murdered Oakland Police officers John Hege, Mark Dunakin, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai. Also, without the knowledge and consent of the City Council, Reggie Moore apologized to the juvenile delinquents who assaulted and tried to forcefully remove the weapons of Antioch Police officers during the Gas City riot. Moreover, when juvenile violent crime

scores on the California Standards Tests has increased in the areas of math, English, science and history. This year, budget shortfalls have forced us to cut out three instructional days that our students could have used. Further, we have lost counselors and librarians, and class sizes in ninth-grade math and English have increased significantly. Funding for clubs and some academic programs has also been eliminated. Personally, I feel we have squeezed all the blood out of this turnip, and there isn’t much more room to cut while still expecting growth and success in our classrooms. In November we must come together as a community and vote for candidates and propositions to restore education funding and efforts to a respectable, sustainable level. In light of the many challenges that are facing our schools, I am proud to be a teaching professional alongside the hundreds of others in LUHSD who are working to provide a relevant and rigorous education to our future generations. I look forward to providing a meaningful and memorable education again this year, and I am honored to be a part of the work force that educates over 7,300 high school students in our district. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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was out of control in our city and the community was looking for solutions to stop the violence, Moore was the only member of the City Council to vote against the teen curfew ordinance. In addition, Councilman Moore is the only councilmember who has expressed great interest in settling the Section 8 lawsuits despite the fact that police reports confirmed the plaintiffs and members of their families were actively participating in criminal activity. Just recently, a federal jury dismissed the Tuggles case and in a separate ruling, a federal judge substantially dissected the Williams racial discrimination complaint, which greatly benefits the City of Antioch. These favorable decisions would not have been possible if the council and our legal representatives had listened to Reggie Moore. With the City of Antioch on the brink of bankruptcy and crime spiraling out of control, do you really want someone like Reggie Moore deciding the future of our community? Gary Gilbert Antioch

Student IDs boost safety, learning Editor: In response to Mrs. Laura Phillips’ Sept. 3 letter to get photo IDs back into wallets, I would certainly hope that the majority of parents understand clearly the importance of this rule. I have been a site administrator at the secondary level for over 18 years in three separate school districts. Student identifica-

tion lanyards are not new and they are very necessary – for staff as well as students. I completely support our LUHSD administration in this effort and often wrestle with my own teens on this issue. This is clearly a safety issue. In the event of “mayhem,” it is critical for staff to identify the incident and perpetrators immediately. I have experienced numerous occasions where mayhem is the result of off-campus individuals coming onto campus looking for someone – and it’s usually not for a friendly visit. Looking out at a sea of hundreds of adolescents is not an easy task to identify who belongs and who does not belong. Any school official will tell you that campus safety is the No. 1 focus next to teaching and learning. We are fortunate in Brentwood that we feel safe. But with my experience and understanding of what our teens deal with on a daily basis, that safety can be fleeting. As parents, we need to help support the conduct code and dress codes our schools have in place so staff can spend the time on what’s important: student learning and skilled teaching … something they rarely have time to do in today’s environment. I encourage parents to have expectations of your teens and clearly communicate those expectations. They go to school to learn. Period. Teaching teens to take responsibility for their learning is where our focus should be, and I for one want our see Letters page 30A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Sept. 1 On Delta Avenue at First Street, a driver struck a house. Another driver struck overhead electrical wires on Oak Street. Sept. 2, 1:30 p.m. On Second Street, a juvenile under the influence of alcohol, in possession of cigarettes and urinating in public was arrested and released to his mother on a Juvenile Affidavit. Sept. 2, 3 p.m. An unidentified person used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase items at a business on Brentwood Boulevard. Sept. 2, 6 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard at Dainty Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 2, 6 p.m. A subject contacted on Brentwood Boulevard at Delta Road was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 2, 11:10 p.m. On Foothill Drive at Balfour Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 3, 3:45 a.m. On Balfour Road at the Highway 4 Bypass, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found in possession of a concealed and loaded firearm as well as metal knuckles. Sept. 3, 2 p.m. An unidentified person dumped trash on property on Old Sand Creek Road. Sept. 3, 7:50 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, a subject found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety punched the arresting officer. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 3, 10:20 p.m. At a checkpoint on Sand Creek Road at Highland Way, a subject was cited for driving on a suspended license.

LOGS Sept. 3, 11:06 p.m. At a checkpoint on Sand Creek Road at Highland Way, a subject was cited for driving without a license. Sept. 4, 11:01 a.m. An unidentified driver sideswiped a vehicle on Chestnut Street and fled the scene without providing contact information. Sept. 5, 12:53 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 2 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Village Drive, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of cocaine for sale. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 6:06 a.m. On Almanor Street, a subject was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 10:47 a.m. An unidentified person created a roadway hazard by dropping a cardboard box containing several drinking glasses on Fairview Avenue at Sand Creek Road. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Sept. 8, 6:40 p.m. A 54-year-old Antioch resident was driving westbound on West Sixth Street near the intersection of C Street at approximately 25 mph when a 7year-old girl ran out in the street, chasing a toy. The driver attempted to stop and swerve, but struck the girl, knocking her to the ground. She was flown to UC Davis Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition. The collision is still under investigation. OAKLEY Aug. 31 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on the 3100 block of Main Street. Aug. 31 – A physical altercation broke out on Main Street at Vintage Parkway. Aug. 31 – A subject was observed brandishing a weapon on the 2000 block of

Sept. 1 in Brentwood Rubens Way. Aug. 31 – A business on the 1200 block of O’Hara Avenue was burglarized. Aug. 31 – An incident of credit card fraud occurred on the 2100 block of Main Street. Aug. 31 – A subject was observed tampering with telephone lines on the 4800 block of Carrington Drive. Sept. 1 – A vehicle was stolen from the 13900 block of Rutherford Lane. Sept. 1 – A subject was found in possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana on the 200 block of Merlot Lane. Sept. 1 – Domestic battery was reported on the 100 block of Gull View Court. Sept. 1 – A residence on the 300 block of Hazelnut Lane was burglarized. Sept. 1 – Vandalism was reported on the 900 block of Almond Drive. Sept. 1 – Malicious telephone calls were made to subjects on the 100 block of West Acme Street and the 200 block of Hibiscus Way. Sept. 2 – Arrest warrants were served on the 1400 block of Wildcat Court and the 4500 block of Rose Avenue. Sept. 2 – On the 5600 block of Main Street, on Charles Way at Main Street and on Adams Court and Covered Wagon Drive, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Sept. 2 – On the 1200 block of Sierra Trail Road, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. Sept. 3 – On the 600 block of Frazier Drive, a subject was found to be under the influence of drugs. Sept. 3 – Vehicle accidents with property damage occurred on Carol Lane at Main Street and Laurel Road at Main Street. Sept. 4 – A vehicle accident with injuries occurred on the 5300 block of Pine Street. Sept. 4 – On East Cypress Road at Rubens Way and on East Cypress Road at Franklin Lane, subjects were arrested for DUI. Sept. 4 – Felony vandalism occurred on the 100 block of Douglas Road. Sept. 5 – On the 4300 block of Mehaffey Way, a subject was arrested for interfering with a public officer.

Sept. 5 – On Megan Drive at Truman Lane, the 100 block of Goldenleaf Court and on East Cypress Road at Franklin Lane, subjects were arrested for DUI. Sept. 6 – On the 700 block of Walnut Ranch Way, a subject was found in violation of a custody order. Sept. 6 – A vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Carol Lane. DISCOVERY BAY Aug. 2 – A case of credit card fraud was reported on the 5600 block of Oakmont Court. Aug. 3 – A stolen vehicle was recovered from the 5500 block of Marlin Drive. Aug. 3 – A residence on the 1200 block of Beach Court was burglarized. Aug. 4 – Identity theft was reported on the 2100 block of Cypress Point. Aug. 7 – A vehicle was towed from Discovery Bay Boulevard at Highway 4. Aug. 7 – An arrest warrant was served on the 1500 block of Riverlake Road. Aug. 7 – A residence on the 2500 block of Foghorn Way was burglarized. Aug. 7 – Grand theft occurred on the 3200 block of Lookout Point Loop. Aug. 8 – A residence on the 400 block of Emerson Court was burglarized. Aug. 9 – A residence on the 2000 block of Montauk Court was burglarized. Aug. 9 – Grand theft was reported on the 1200 block of Marlin Circle. Aug. 10 – Terrorist threats were made to a resident of the 1400 block of Marlin Place. Aug. 11 – Misdemeanor vandalism occurred on the 200 block of Montauk Court. Aug. 11 – Illegal entry was reported on the 2200 block of Biscay Court. Aug. 12 – Credit card fraud occurred on the 3000 block of Castle Rock Loop. Aug. 14 – An automobile was burglarized on the 2400 block of Cove Place. Aug. 14 – Petty theft from a vehicle was reported on the 5900 of Marina Road. Aug. 16 – Malicious telephone calls were made to a resident of the 1800 block of Dune Point Place. Aug. 17 – Vehicles were burglarized on the 1900 block of Frost Way and the 1400 block of Cullen Drive.

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Tips for managing your stress Dental vaccines Stress is a normal part of daily life, even more so during tough times when we’re dealing with a family crisis or struggling to pay the bills. And as stress increases, people are more likely to give up enjoyable activities that help keep stress at bay. It doesn’t need to be this way. “There are many ways to deal with stress throughout the day,” said Paul Huljich, writer and founder of the MWellA Community (Mind Wellness Awareness). Formerly an organic food pioneer worth more than $100 million, Huljich suffered a debilitating breakdown leading to hospitalization and a bipolar disorder diagnosis. He wound up losing his business, his family and his dignity. “My disorder was a direct result of the extreme stress I was under,” he said. “But I now practice different stress-reducing techniques that have helped me live symptom-free for 10 years.” Self care is mandatory When the bills aren’t paid, the car needs servicing and the groceries haven’t

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Sometimes, however, we feel the need to talk with those who understand the specific nature of our problems. If so, consider looking outside your normal circles for support groups that address your needs. One such group is the new MWellA online community, located at www. mwella.ning.com, which provides visitors with a place to share experiences and reflect on where they’re heading in life. The site offers tips on reducing stress and provides an online support group. “Millions of people suffer from mental disorders,” said Huljich. “I felt it was my calling to build a community where people can find support and speak about their own struggles.” Huljich has written a fictionalized account of his battles in “Betrayal of Love and Freedom,” a novel that can inspire hope in those seeking to triumph over mind conditions – and overcome the stigma of disease. Most importantly, if you’re struggling, be open to change. An open mind is a peaceful mind. – Courtesy of StatePoint Media

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MASHORE during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels. Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.” “I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Real Estate top 400,” said Mashore, who serves clients primarily in California. “Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.” The full list of the Top 400 Real Estate Professionals can be found at www. wsjtop400agents.com.

This summer, the John Muir Outpatient Center at Brentwood celebrated its fifth anniversary of providing East County families with comprehensive services and high-quality patient care in their own backyard. The Brentwood area has enjoyed rapid development in the last decade, and John Muir Health has grown with it, from a physicians’ office on Second Street to the outpatient center on Balfour Road that includes primary and specialist physicians, urgent care, MuirLab and imaging. Outpatient surgical services are also available through the Brentwood Surgery Center. “We’re proud to be a local medical facility that brings nationally-recognized health care programs and services to this community,” said Jacqueline Hanel, executive director of the John Muir Outpatient Center at Brentwood. “With the latest medical advances and technology, more procedures are being done that do not require a hospital stay. This allows us to take care of most of our patients’ needs right here so they don’t have to travel outside the community.” The clinic offers an impressive breadth of diagnostic services and treatments, all under one roof. Among the services available

are general X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, dexascan for osteoporosis testing, and nuclear medicine; lab testing; cardiac diagnostics, including stress testing, echocardiograms, treadmill testing; cardiac rehabilitation; and other rehabilitation services (physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy). Urgent care services for non-emergency care are also available, including evening, weekend and holiday hours. “We’re happy to be able to offer access to quality urgent care services at times that are convenient for local residents,” said Hanel. “We’re committed to continuing to enhance our services and enable local residents to enjoy the benefit of having convenient access to comprehensive services all in one building.” If residents do need hospital care, the John Muir Outpatient Center at Brentwood is located close to John Muir Health’s hospitals in Walnut Creek and Concord, nationally recognized for their quality care, safety and patient satisfaction. “As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we look forward to serving the Greater Brentwood/East County region for generations to come,” said Hanel.

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Wolverines clear first hurdle Delta Pats by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Deer Valley High’s girls golf team, under the coaching of Andria Edwards, turned into a powerhouse program, not only in the Bay Valley Athletic League but throughout Northern California. While they lost players from last year’s team, Edwards and her players still expect to see their tee shots hit fairways and their putts drop. Such expectations were justified when the Wolverines defeated an experienced Liberty team in their opening match. “They’ve been good leaders about coming out and having some commitment and some good work ethic,” Edwards said. “But as far as the ability? It’s lower than it has been in the past. The scores are going to be higher for us this year.” The coach also noted that the schedule provides opportunities to improve that were absent in past seasons. According to Edwards, Liberty will probably be one of the top teams in the league, and Deer Valley’s win helps the team realize that it’s on the right track. “The little things helped – saving the extra putts and chips,” she said. “The Liberty girls are very good this year. All the coaches around here have done a great job of promoting girls golf, and teaching and keeping things going.” While the Deer Valley team is younger than in years past, seniors Haley Ed-

Under the tutelage of coach Andria Edwards, left, a younger Deer Valley High’s varsity girls golf team aims to keep things going this season after losing several talented athletes to graduation.

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wards and Melissa Wilkerson, as well as junior Taylor Coover, give the Wolverines experienced players in each of their top three spots. Coover, playing out of the No. 2 spot, was a medalist in DV’s match against Liberty, shooting a 40 at Brentwood. “We’re looking pretty good,” Haley Edwards said. “We won our first match yesterday, so I hope we keep winning. Everyone has there own things that they need to work on, so whatever they need to

work on, they need to focus on that.” While the program has been successful, the proudest achievements of Coach Edwards have nothing to do with winning and losing. One of the most notable accomplishments in her tenure has been filing the Title IX requirements to get golf established at the school. And although the Wolverine golf program has been around only 12 years, the coach has seen it gain respect around the league. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Patriots Varsity West team jumped ahead early and never trailed on Saturday, winning its second straight road game 20-6 over the Pittsburg Pirates. Alex Hull came up with big plays on both sides of the ball. Hull hooked up with receiver Zach Peterson on a 31-yard touchdown pass for the first Pats score midway through the second quarter. Hull also intercepted two Pirate tosses, the final one being the game clincher. Patriot West linebackers Benny Orozco and Shane Goodwin both made key sacks to help stall the potent Pirate offense. Defensive tackle Zack McBride led the team with nine tackles on the day. Defensive tackles Brandon Gliedt and Conor Barnes stood strong against the larger opposing line. Delta Patriots Rookies West 19, Pittsburg Pirates 0 Ethan Eggert lead the Rookies West defense with some hard-hitting play as the Rookies West beat the Pittsburg Jr. Pirates 19-0. The offense led by QB Jordan Suckow, who threw three TD passes – two to Josh Capps.


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Heritage runs strong by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Though there are still a few tweaks to make before Bay Valley Athletic League play, Heritage High’s varsity football offense looks like it’s in midseason form. Putting up 357 yards on the ground, the Patriots easily defeated visiting Montgomery from Santa Rosa on Friday night, 41-18. The game marked the second straight 41-point effort of the year for Heritage, which beat Novato 41-14 on Sept. 3. Junior running back Treyvon Hanna led the Patriots (2-0) with 118 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. One of Hanna’s touchdown runs went for a teamhigh 37 yards. Heritage’s other top junior running backs, Kruger Story Jr. and Tyler McDonald, ran for 62 and 91 yards, respectively. Story Jr. carried the ball 13 times and scored on touchdown runs of four and three yards. “They go hard every down, every

play,” Story Jr. said of the offensive line. “They’ve been working. They don’t give up. We all worked out really hard today. Everybody gave their all today.” Junior quarterback Brent Eikanas had a solid performance as well, going 9for-15 through the air for 111 yards. While Heritage’s offensive potential is impressive, Coach Jeff Haagenson said his team needs to limit penalties and other mistakes. Friday night against Montgomery (0-2), the Patriots were penalized 11 times, compared to the Vikings’ four. “If we cut the mistakes out, we’re pretty good,” Haagenson said. “We’ve got great athletes. We made some bad play calls and they made us look good. It’s nice to have players like that.” Heritage broke the first quarter’s scoreless tie with about 3½ minutes remaining on a 37-yard dash by Hanna. The junior running back said that while the Patriots’ big offensive line did its job, Montgomery’s secondary looked confused at times, opening up the outside

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Heritage junior running back Kruger Story Jr. tries to break a tackle on Friday night. Story Jr. scored two touchdowns in the 41-18 Heritage win over Montgomery. lanes. Most of the Patriots’ long runs came when they bounced off tackle. “I just cut it straight up and the safety wasn’t paying attention because I had some great fakes from my lead running backs,” Hanna said. “I just ran right past them.”

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ball with their backs to their own goal line. The Huskies took advantage of that when they tackled Marshall in the end zone for a safety, giving them a 16-14 lead. Washington took the free kick and scored a touchdown with just over eight minutes remaining. Deer Valley blocked the extra point attempt, keeping the deficit to eight. Behr made up for his two interceptions on the following drive, scoring both the TD and the tying two-pointer on quarterback keepers. The Deer Valley defense failed to hold Washington, though, as the Huskies scored on a 47-yard halfback touchdown pass. The score gave the Huskies a seven-point lead that was undone in the final seconds.

Story Jr. scored on a four-yard run to give his team a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Another Hanna run in the second quarter, barely beating a Viking defender to the goal line, put the Patriots see Heritage page 29A

“Washington is a good football team,” Woods said. “What we wanted to do was shut them out and not let them score, but it turned into more of a track race. We just endured, that’s all.” Behr threw for 90 yards (33 on the final drive) and ran for 20 yards and two touchdowns. Workhorse running backs Marshall, a senior, and junior Matt Smith carried the Wolverine offense for most of the night, Marshall running for 145 yards and Smith for 85. Going back to 2008, the Wolverines (2-0) have not lost in 15 preseason or regular season league games. They aim to move that streak to 16 tonight, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. when they host Fremont of Oakland. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Freedom High’s varsity football team bounced back from a disappointing shutout loss to Amador Valley with a 20-6 victory over the visiting Berkeley Yellowjackets on Friday night. “I’m very proud,” Coach Kevin Hartwig said. “We turned 180 degrees from the week before.” All three of Freedom’s touchdowns were scored running the ball – two by senior running back D’Amora Cooper and another by senior receiver Steven Rodriguez. Combined, the Falcons rushed for 201 yards. Freedom (1-1) was able to get onto the board immediately, putting up the first six points on the opening drive, taking only nine plays to get to the end zone. The Falcons scored once more in the first half and added another touchdown in the third quarter. Berkeley (1-1) was held scoreless until it put up six in the third quarter. On Sept. 17 at 7:15 p.m., Freedom will host West from Tracy. The Wolfpack come into the game with a 2-0 record, and Hartwig said it should be a close game.

Livermore 20, Liberty 13 Liberty High varsity football coach Nate Smith has eight goals for his players each game, ranging from eliminating penalties to winning the turnover battle. In the season opener, a victory over Clayton Valley, Smith said the Lions succeeded on about six or seven of those goals. In a 20-13 loss to Livermore on Friday, the coach said his team achieved none of them. While the Lions scored the first touchdown of the game on a spectacular catch by senior receiver Nick West in the second quarter, Smith said the team lost focus after that. Senior running back Tony Webb scored Liberty’s other touchdown on a fourth-andgoal catch in the third quarter. Led by senior running back Shawn Vasquez (97 yards), the Lions rushed for 186 yards. Liberty plays its homecoming game on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. against American from Fremont. The Eagles come into the game with one of the top rushing attacks in the area, featuring running back Shawn Wong, who is averaging 127.5 yards per game. To comment, visit www.thepress.net. Visit www.twitter.com/thepress_sports for scores and updates.


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Oakley puts ‘Hail to the Chief’ on calendar by Samie Hartley

it’s most easy to see the bad. You recognize the bad, but you see the good. This is a profession that often isolates you, and yet you have made yourself out there in this community, and not done that. “Your heart is in this building. It’s in our staff. It’s in your department and it’s

in me. This is very, very difficult. Carol (Rios) and I have been on the council from the beginning. We’ve said hello to three chiefs, soon to be four, and we’ve said goodbye to three, and you’ve been here the longest – for half the time of this police department’s history, you’ve been

here, and you’ve been so much more than a chief. I will miss you.” Councilwoman Rios couldn’t settle on just one tie for the chief, so she presented Thorsen with two options: one that he can wear to work, and one just for fun. Rios offered the chief a Looney Tunes tie because “sometimes you probably felt like you were working in a looney-tune bin.” Rios said she’ll remember Thorsen for his willingness to do anything for the community – even serving as Santa Claus at last year’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Rios said she knew he’d make the perfect Santa because he has the same rosy cheeks of the famed gift distributor. “You’ve always been a wonderful part of Team Oakley,” said Rios. “You will always be part of Team Oakley.” Vice Mayor Jim Frazier thanked the chief for being so welcoming when Frazier joined the council nearly two years ago, while Councilmember Kevin Romick thanked the chief for always believing in the community he served. Councilmember Bruce Connelley presented Thorsen with a tie embroidered with Thorsen’s cabin on it, and the personal touch was enough for Thorsen to finally release his emotions and grab for a tissue. “Every good team has a leader, but every good leader has a team,” Thorsen said. “And this is my team. Thank you.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

will be selected based on the number of votes received by the public in an online poll running now through Sept. 30. The winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the U.S. Marine Corps Summer Parade in 2011, plus $500 in printing, mailbox or shipping services from UPS and a set of engraved crystal bookends. The winner will also be allowed to designate $500 in books from Scholastic Incorporated

to a school or organization that serves less-fortunate children. As to whether Ruiz takes home the final prize, he maintains that the nomination is honor enough. He does admit, however, that winning the competition would send a clear message. “If I win, it will say that the (Byron) district is doing some really wonderful and good things for at-risk kids, and that’s important,” said Ruiz. “But

otherwise, it doesn’t matter if I win or not; I’m already a winner because I love my job, and when I see my at-risk kids improving, and when I get to share my love of reading with kids, that is the icing on the cake.” To vote for Ruiz online and view profiles of the other candidates, visit www.scholastic.com/literacyaward. To comment, visit www.thepress. net.

Staff Writer Since announcing his plans to leave his post as Oakley’s chief of police, Chris Thorsen has been showered with praise and heartfelt goodbyes, and now he has his own holiday. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council proclaimed next week to be Chris Thorsen Week in Oakley, an honor that made Thorsen chuckle and wipe away a tear before it had a chance to roll down his cheek. Thorsen will leave Oakley at the end of the month to take a senior administrative post with the Contra Costa Sheriff ’s Office, but the council decided to say its formal goodbyes a little early and host a pre-council meeting party in his honor. “Chris will be in a position from this point forward where he will have to wear a suit and tie every day, and we believe that he will be tied to this community and us forever, so in thematic respect to that, we each have a tie and some words to present to you,” Mayor Pat Anderson told Thorsen, who did his best to keep his cool and hold back emotion during the reading of the proclamation. But as each council member offered a gift, the Chief let his guard down. “This is a profession that often hardens the heart, but yours is still soft,” Anderson said. “This is a profession where

Teacher from page 1A recognize those individuals who are on the education front lines each and every day striving to make a difference. The four other finalists come from Florida, Michigan, New York and Missouri, and all were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of judges from the sponsoring companies. The winner will be announced on Nov. 1 and

Director from page 1A Piepho. “When I first moved out here in 1981, Discovery Bay was a recreational, weekend community, and something I’ve enjoyed is helping to take the small community and build and form it into the town it is today. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunities I have had.” The longtime Discovery Bay resident and Alameda County firefighter said his time on the CSD has afforded him the opportunity to create change and help steer the direction of the town, but it has been a learning experience as well. “I’ve learned a lot in my time on the CSD,” said Piepho. “And I’ve learned a lot about diplomacy, because it’s not just about dealing with the people in front of you at meetings – the meetings are less than 10 percent of the job – the real work is done on a daily basis, the networking and the people that you work with.” But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Piepho, who has often been a lightning rod for criticism, both personally and as a

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Oakley Mayor Pat Anderson reflects on fond memories of outgoing Police Chief Chris Thorsen, right, as the council joins her in saying goodbye to the chief, who has served Oakley for five years.

member of the CSD board. His strong and tenacious personality has occasionally frustrated residents and board members alike. “I think I’ve served with David on the board longer than any other director, and he has always worked hard, come prepared and genuinely cares about the community,” said CSD Director Ray Tetreault. “We may not have always agreed on everything, but we have always been able to work together. He has done a real service to Discovery Bay and I wish him the best.” Piepho concedes that politics can be difficult (“government is a tricky thing,” he said) but believes the benefits far outweigh the negatives. “I’ve learned about the frustrations of government and that there are limitations,” Piepho said of his time on the CSD and other boards. “But it’s also about listening, like listening to the 10 year-old who wants to see lights in the park at night. Early on, one of the (county) supervisors asked me if I had developed a thick skin yet. I don’t ever want my skin to be so thick that I stop listening. I don’t ever want that to happen.” As for what he what he would like to

“ When I first moved out here in 1981, Discovery Bay was a recreational, weekend community, and something I’ve enjoyed is helping to take the small community and build and form it into the town it is today. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunities I have had.”

David Piepho see happen to the community in the future, Piepho believes there are a number of issues he expects to come before the town’s leaders. “Discovery Bay is in its awkward teenage years right now but it’s growing fast,” said

Piepho. “I think it will eventually become a city. It’s just a matter of when, and I believe that growth will be an issue and continue to be an issue. The community center is so close and is one of those things I had hoped would be done by now, but I think it is so far along that it will be done.” But when it comes to Piepho’s own future, the picture is not as clear. Poised to retire from the fire department after 28 years of service, he will most likely return to public service on some level. “We come from one of the most political families in Contra Costa County, and the bloodlines of public service run deep,” said Piepho, whose father-in-law was former state senator John Nejedly. “I imagine at some point the future will involve public service, but I just don’t know right now. “My time (on the CSD) has been a very positive and gratifying experience and I personally want to thank the citizens of Discovery Bay for allowing me to represent them on the many issues that have shaped the community. It’s been a great ride.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Sports on the Web The East County Lions faced off against the Clayton Valley Falcons on Saturday in hard-hitting youth football action. To find out how the Lions did, read the full story at www.thepress.net.

The East Diablo Youth Soccer League’s Impact 10U girls team competed in a Mustang Soccer tournament, playing teams from all over the Bay Area. To see how the girls earned their trophies, see the full story at www.thepress.net.

Heritage from page 24A up 21-0 with about six minutes left in the half. Montgomery scored twice before halftime, once on a touchdown pass from Kurtis Ceniceros to Antony Gebauer and again on a 33-yard run by Alex CiudadReal. Both extra-point attempts failed, drawing Montgomery to within nine points, but Patriot junior kicker Will Pedrotti added a field goal as time expired to give his team a 24-12 advantage going

Liberty from page 21A ing to hold their own and be competitive, and we’re always going to reach the level that they need to reach. I’m always pleased with them. They work hard. They’re very disciplined. And we do a lot of things to keep them together. It’s a team; it’s a program.” In addition to Dumitrescu, the coach is looking for several other players to step up this year: Vanessa Anderson and Taylor Scriven at center, Kelly Knowles in the middle, Kiana Pinkowski in the libero spot,

into halftime. In the third quarter, Heritage scored twice more on runs by Story Jr. and Jorel Avila. Another Pedrotti field goal, this one from 34 yards out, made it 41-12. The Vikings scored once more, on a CiudadReal touchdown run, but the point-after attempt failed again. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, the Patriots host the Kennedy Titans of Fremont. So far this season, Kennedy is 1-1. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Megan Carvajal, Morgan Matias, Chantal Lasher and Ana-Silva Vega. “I’m really pleased with this year’s team,” said Ghilarducci. “I think our work is cut out for us. Because we’re always in tough tournaments. I don’t schedule anything that’s not tough. I’m always excited for the season. I think this team is going to be fun to coach.” Liberty dropped its season opener against Clayton Valley last week. League action starts on the road against archrival Heritage on Oct. 5. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

The Devil is in the Details Desperate times call for desperate measures, and desperation usually brings out the evil in men. With many developers strapped for cash, and sitting on land that is now worth less than what they owe, they find themselves desperate for a way to generate revenue. Insert here “resale fee” covenants. The fee, sometimes called a capital “recovery fee” or “private transfer fee,” allows the developer to collect 1% of the sales price every time the property is sold – for the next 99 years! For example, if you buy your home for $250,000 and three years down the line sell it to Joe for $300,000.00, you’ll be paying the developer 1% of the sales price, or $3,000. Then the market dips and Joe sells the house at a loss for $200,000, well Joe still owes the original developer 1% of his sales price, or $2,000. If the seller refuses to pay this “fee” in escrow, BOOM, a lien is slapped on the property. With over 5,000 developers in 43 states planning to add this covenant into the sale of their homes before 2020 the devil is truly in the details, assuming of course that you can find the details. Unfortunately, the documents setting forth these new “developer fees” are not always required to be disclosed to buyers ahead of time, and buyers may find out about them only after they’ve taken possession of the home. And in places where these new fees are required to be disclosed, they are frequently buried in some paragraph deep

in the documents, and not highlighted or separately titled to make them easy to find. Now more than ever is the time to take trust in your Realtor. This professional should be your “guardian angel” throughout the home buying process and protect you against any clauses, or fees, that would cost you money in the long run. The National Association of Realtors, the Center for Responsible Lending, and the American Land Title Association all oppose resale fees and together are actively lobbying federal and state authorities to ban them. According to Justin Ailes, director of government affairs at the land title association, “the idea that someone who has no ownership stake or interest can continue to collect revenue off a property that they may have built up to 99 years ago exploits an already complex transactions and doesn’t pass the smell test.” Although efforts are being made to bar these “fees,” or at the very least fight them, new regulations more than likely will only be enforced on future developments. In the meantime take trust in your Realtor, read the fine print, and ensure you’re 100% comfortable with each document that is laid out in front of you. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com, or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

Letters from page 14A school officials to focus on student learning and effective teaching … not babysitting. Bryce Custodio Brentwood

It’s all in your mind

Editor: Some people take life seriously; others just go with flow. Life takes you through roads that you don’t even understand sometimes, and you just say to yourself: why is this happening to me? Well I’ll tell you why. I believe everything happens for a reason, although not everyone does. Nothing ever turns out the way you truly in your heart wanted it to. See, what we all need to understand is that as long as we try our hardest and do the best that we can do, in your mind it is perfect. When I was little, my dad told me that imagination is the key to life. If you’re having a bad day, think back in time to what the happiest day of your life was. What I discovered is that it really is true: if you’re sad or mad, you think of what the happiest day was and everything will be OK. Life is life; we can’t change it. In the end it works its magic and everything really does happen for a reason. People make choices. Choices make people. Makena Chamoures Discovery Bay

All DBPOA members should vote

Editor: I read with interest the letter from Bruce McKay, one of three candidates for the DBPOA Board working together with a current board member to gain control from their stated “same bunch of folks for the past 20 years.” I’m sure Mr. McKay is a decent person, but there are three points in his letter that I would like to comment on as well as urge all members to vote. First, he and his group are clearly misguided in thinking that working to get 1,640 individual property owners to maintain

some uniform compliance with the adopted standards is a job for volunteers. There is substantial administrative support that would overwhelm volunteers. The second point is that trying to accomplish this effort for the membership with a budget based on an assessment of $25 per year is just not sustainable. Nearly half of that figure is needed to pay the insurance needed for an association of our size. The third point is that the stated “same bunch of folks” has encompassed more than 50 different individual DBPOA members over that 20-year period. It is hard to believe this group was working in coordination to cause the problems referred to in Mr. McKay’s comments. I am sure they all had a positive attitude to see that the association worked to get CC&R compliance. The unfortunate reality of this sort of task is that you have taken on the job to get folks to fix things that most people do on their own, which creates a small group of unhappy campers even though all benefit from the maintenance that has been done. With this in mind, be sure to read the candidate statements that came with your ballot, and vote. The bottom line is that we get a large number of the DBPOA members to vote to insure that the board elected represents the ideals of a majority of the membership. Bob Lyman Discovery Bay

Inspiration and insight

Editor: I would like to thank the following people who wrote thoughtful and inspiring articles to the press the last few weeks. Your articles were right on target. My thanks to: 1. “Lessons in infrastructure” by Bill Sumner, Aug. 20. 2.TEA Party: “It’s about smaller government” by Sean Ackley, Sept. 10. 3. “Dysfunctional government calls for drastic measures” by Bill Munion, Sept. 10. All residents of Brentwood. Rosemary Wallpe Brentwood


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undreds of houses are on the market in East County, so if its time to sell your

house, how do you compete with nearly 1,200 other listings? The answer is simple: curb appeal. While location, location, location is still a selling point, it’s your home’s curb appeal that brings you offers quicker than anything else. Curb appeal gives potential buyers a first impression of what your house is – and what it can be. “Curb appeal is everything,” said Wes Olson, owner and realtor for WR Properties in Brentwood. “Especially in this market, when bank-owned properties are selling for a lot less, curb appeal really helps a house stand apart from the competition. Presentation is everything.” Olson suggests sprucing up the exterior of your property before even placing it on the market. He recommends you clean the windows, power wash the exterior, keep the lawn green and lush, trim the shrubs and landscaping, and keep a clean car in the driveway. Make sure the gutters are cleaned out, and replace any broken or missing boards in the fence. And put a fresh coat of stain on that

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Your home’s curb appeal makes a vital first impression on potential buyers. Owners who pay attention to curb appeal are more likely to get an offer on their home within a month of putting it on the market. fence while you’re at it. All this home improvement doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. You can do many of these little jobs yourself over the course of a weekend or two. “You don’t get a second chance to make that first impression,” Olson said. “If buyers drive by and don’t like what

they see, chances are they won’t come back for a second look. You don’t need to hire professionals to spruce up the yard. You can do it yourself. Once you’ve power washed the house, you might notice that you could use a fresh coat of paint. But a lot of times, you just need to paint the trim. Polishing the trim can

make a big difference. So you just need to be aware of the little things.” While all the little details matter, Olson suggests you view your entire property as a product you’re marketing to the public, so you want it to look its best. If you drove by, would you want to live there? So don’t leave bikes and children’s toys strewn about the yard, and put the trash cans behind the fence. Get the newspapers out of the driveway and make sure the weeds have been pulled. Olson even suggests mowing the yard of a neighboring house that’s in foreclosure to help give your house an extra advantage. “You want your home to look like it could be on the cover of a magazine,” Olson said. “When you’re done with the curb appeal improvements, you should be proud to put up a For Sale sign in your yard and show it off. With the economy, there are a lot of short sales, and since the owner isn’t making a profit, they just let the property go. But a little maintenance can go a long way and give you a competitive edge in the market.” WR Properties is located at 651 First St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-3100 or visit www.wr-properties.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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George and Pat Stahl’s Brentwood home features a nicely pruned fruitless pear tree for shade and, for accent, a colorful fruitless plum on the right.

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Navigating the urban forest

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oet Joyce Kilmer said it 100 years ago: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”

But while most of us marvel at these woody wonders and the huge profusion of varieties and species nature has provided, deciding which is the right one to plant in our own yards can be a challenge. Large arboretums and nurseries can contain as many as 200

or more varieties of trees in a bewildering array of shapes, sizes and colors. Trees can provide shade, bear fruit, bring forth magnificent flowers or simply stand tall, acting as a property delineator or landscaping accent. They can grow fast or slow, and picking the best one begins with ideas that spell out what you want to accomplish. Once you’ve decided what qualities you’re looking for, go to your city’s Web site to find see Forest page 4B

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Tree points to ponder The following categories, offered by Arbor Day Foundation, involve important considerations when shopping for trees: Mature Height – The average height of the species when it reaches maturity. Mature Spread – The average width the species might achieve when it reaches maturity. Sun – The sun and shade requirements best suited to the species. Soil – The type(s) of soil for optimum growth. Kits and instruments are available from garden stores or forestry suppliers

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out what trees your city’s arboreal experts believe grow well in your climate. City of Brentwood landscape facilities manager Roger Stromgren is pleased with the performance of the Chanticleer fruitless pear as well as the fruitless plum, which puts out dark reddish leaves. The city is looking into the use of a tree called the Sonoran paloverde, a beautiful yellow-leaved tree. The American sycamore has been used extensively in local communities, but its shallow root system tends to spread out and interfere with irrigation systems. This tree grows rapidly but should be planted with a root barrier. Another popular East County tree is the crepe myrtle, now cultivated widely throughout the world. Crepe myrtles vary greatly in size,

that allow you to determine the pH of your soil. Complete analysis, including soil pH and the presence of nutrients, can be done by commercial laboratories, your state agriculture university or local arborists. Hardiness Zone – The region in the United States where the species can be expected to grow in the zone’s temperature extremes, as determined by the lowest average annual temperature. For more information, visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.arborday. org.

from small shrubs to tall trees. Flowers can range from white to pink, magenta and purple. No discussion of urban tree selection would be complete without mentioning fruitbearing trees such as dwarf apple, apricot, peach, pear, cherry, citrus and plum. Most can be found in local nurseries such as Pompei Nursery, 4701 Main St. in Oakley, where box queen palms are also available along with a nice selection of ornamental trees at 20 percent off. Check with Landscape Advisor Terry Gwin. The University of California Cooperative Extension, www.groups.ucanr.org/cagardenweb/index.cfm, provides valuable information about evergreen, shade, flowering and fruit trees, including how to choose a planting location, and manage pests and diseases. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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or some of us, housecleaning is about as appealing as a visit to the dentist or an IRS audit.

But household grime doesn’t disappear on its own, and with a little preparation and the proper tools, those dust bunnies and spider webs can be kept at bay with a minimal amount of effort and the maximum success. According to Adriana Beddingfield, owner of Absolute Housekeeping in Brentwood, the single biggest step residents can take to keep their homes in tip-top shape is to start at the beginning. “The first thing I always tell my clients is to start with a deep cleaning,” said Beddingfield, whose company services hundreds of homes throughout East County. “And that includes cleaning items such as the oven, refrigerator, baseboards, showers and tubs. Then after that, those heavy items can be checked once or twice a week and kept up with that way.” But if paying a housekeeper is not in the cards or you prefer to do it yourself, there are plenty of strategies to keep the

Commercial cleaning products are helpful, but don’t forget good old soap and water for many day-to-day housekeeping tasks.

dust away without becoming a slave to your mop and broom. Make a list Whether it’s the junk drawer in the kitchen or the shower in the guest bathroom, make a list of to-do items and check

it off as you go. After just a few weeks your house will be in great shape, and in a lot less time than you’d imagine. Keep up with the clutter Instead of piling your clothes on the Stairmaster or dropping everything on the

dining room table, make a conscious effort to put things away as you go. It’s easier said than done, but keeping up with the items that collect into piles makes cleaning and mopping a breeze. Clean in short bursts Got five minutes before your favorite TV show comes on? Grab a cloth and dust the television, pictures and tables in the family room. Catching up on the phone with an old friend? Multi-task while you’re talking and clean off the hallway table or dump a load of laundry in the wash. Every little bit helps. So what kind of cleaning supplies do the best job and which ones should you stay away from? “We use water spot removers, degreasers and window cleaners that work well and make the job go faster,” said Beddingfield. “What I don’t use are toilet cleaning tablets. I find that they aren’t very good and can leave a ring in the toilet. It’s better just to use detergent and a brush.” Other household cleaners that might not be worth the money include: ♦ Antibacterial sprays and soaps. The jury is still out, but many consumers believe that an excess of antibacterial products see Clean page 9B


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Integrated approach controls pests best SAMIE HARTLEY

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s temperatures begin to drop, ushering in a new season, some of Mother Nature’s least-

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“When people find pests in their homes and gardens, all they want to do is get rid of them as soon as possible,” said Chuck Payton, owner of A-Pro Pest Control. “And the easiest way to do that is to reach for a spray and start zapping. But with some patience and planning, there are ways to keep pests out before they ever become a problem.” The method Payton refers to is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a technique designed to use chemical pesticides as a last resort. Rather than wait for the pests to come to you, IPM suggests you take preventive measures to keep pests away in the first place. Not only is this organic method of pest control better for the environment; it’s better for you. Chemicals found in common over-thecounter pesticides can be harmful to humans, pets and plants while contaminating the air, water and soil, so opting for a defensive and natural approach will benefit you and your home and garden. As autumn is on the horizon, Payton said insects will soon take a backseat to rodents as the most annoying pest of the season. Rather than setting out poison pellets, a standard snap trap is most effective, as it provides an instant kill, said Payton. Glue traps also work, but don’t try to peel the rodent off the trap and release it outside. It’ll just try to come back inside – or you might detach its tail in the process of removing it from the trap. But you shouldn’t wait for rodents to

enter your home before taking action. Utilizing the IPM method, make sure that all the weather stripping on your doors is secure. Also, trim bushes near your home so that rodents don’t use your landscaping as a command post before entering your home. “Keeping pests out of your home has a lot to do with habitat management,” Payton said. “Make sure to check the weather stripping on your house. Plug any holes or cracks so that pests can’t use those as entry points. Also, move the trash cans away from your house. Don’t give pests a reason to come near your house in the first place.” If insects are your problem, Payton said a compound of soap and water is just as powerful as a chemical, but regular hand soap is a lot safer than what’s found in pesticides. If your garden is under attack, there are organic ways to rid your garden of unwanted guests. Instead of spraying chemicals, rely on other insects, such as ladybugs, nematodes and praying mantises, which pray on garden pests such as mites. Household products such as cinnamon, canola oil and baking soda can also be used to keep pests away. The important thing to know is what you’re fighting before you attack. “When people find pests in their gardens or lawns, they often spray the entire yard, but you need to find out what you’re dealing with and what the pests are after before you spray anything,” Payton said. “Even if you buy a product that claims to be natural, the ingredients are still toxic to some degree, so you don’t want to spread it everywhere.” Payton said customers are often open to the IPM method, but ultimately they just want to be rid of the pests. A-Pro Pest Control, which services Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley, offers preventive maintenance programs to help you keep your home and garden pest-free this coming winter. For more information, call A-Pro Pest Control at 925-634-3811. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Growing Italian delights If you think fresh veggie pizza, spaghetti sauce and pasta with pesto sauce sound delectable, you’ll be happy to know that you can grow your own fresh Italian ingredients simply and easily right at home. All you need for a delicious garden is a plot drenched in sunlight. Classic Italian ingredients such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, plus herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley can be grown in pots or small raised beds. Here are tips on helping your Italian garden thrive: Start with the Soil To help an in-ground garden get off to a strong start, first address the soil. Simply remove stones or debris from the garden area and add a 4-inch layer of Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for flowers and vegetables or Organic Choice garden soil, working it into the ground. For a container garden, make sure your pot has a hole for drainage, add a few small stones over the hole and fill to about 3 inches under the rim with a quality potting soil. Dig In Check the instructions on your herbs and veggies for proper spacing. Plant in the early morning, dig a hole twice as wide as your plant’s root ball, gently place your plant in it, then backfill with soil. What to Plant ♦ Tomatoes. To create rich, complex flavors in your tomato sauce, use more than one variety. Plant red and yellow tomatoes and remember to use cages or stakes for support. ♦ Peppers. For bell peppers, wait until temperatures are over 60 degrees before

planting. Pick while green if that’s your preference or leave on the vine to ripen into yellow or red peppers for a sweeter flavor. ♦ Onions. Onions should be planted early in the growing season. Make sure you select a variety best suited to your climate short-day onions do best in the south while long-day onions thrive in the north. ♦ Garlic. Fragrant, delicious garlic does best when planted in the fall and harvested in the spring and summer. If you can’t wait, you can plant it before the last frost date in your area, but the bulbs will be somewhat smaller. ♦ Herbs. Basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley are easy to grow. To encourage new foliage, avoid picking more than one-third of the plant at once. Water and Feed If you water your garden regularly, feeding about once every two weeks. You’ll be amazed at how beautifully your plants respond. Mulch Protect in-ground plants by putting down a layer of mulch around them. This will keep weeds from cropping up and will help your garden retain moisture. A two-inch layer should do the trick. Harvest and Enjoy Pick your homegrown produce and with these few fresh ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up tempting Italian dishes such as pesto, marinara and pizza. For more tips and recipes, visit groyourown.miraclegro.com. Miracle Gro products can be purchased at Ace Hardware stores, which can be found in Brentwood at 8900 Brentwood Blvd.; in Oakley at 305 Fifth St.; and in Antioch at 501 Sunset Drive. – Courtesy of Family Features

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furniture that will look good for years to come? That could pose a dilemma. Former Brentwood mayor Barbara Guise sold furniture for decades under the name Brentwood Furniture. “Just about all of the furniture you can buy today comes from China,” Guise said. “There are hardly any (furniture) manufacturers left in this country. Look at the items you’re about to purchase very carefully.” She believes solid wood items provide the best overall value because they stand up well to traffic and can be refinished if scratched or damaged. Inferior pieces are typically boxy and made with veneers that tend to peel. Wood graining can wear off, raised or stained when exposed to hot liquids. According to Nancy Nguyen of Home Furnishings, 2410 Sand Creek Road, “The key

to good quality is to buy products made by manufacturers like Simmons, who are known for their good reputation.” She helps operate Home Furnishings, one of the largest furniture galleries in the area that also pledges low prices. Mark Colburn is a manufacturer’s rep who has spent 20 years in the furniture business. He agrees with Guise that most furniture and fabrics now originate in China. “There isn’t anything like the fabric selection we used to have when upholstered furniture was made in the states,” he said. According to Colburn, 50 to 70 percent of fabrics used to cover today’s furniture is “micro-fiber” made from man-made materials such as nylon or rayon. “These fabrics are easy

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tant to look all around a sofa to make sure there are no large solid pieces of (what looks like) leather. Pieces more than about 2 feet wide without a seam is a good indication that they’re not real leather. Many companies advertise leather sofas constructed of only segments of leather. If you’ve decided on cloth, make sure a sofa’s seams and frame inserts (that serve as reinforcements) are firm. Feel all around to make sure there are no insufficiently cushioned spots. If you don’t see seams and you get the feeling you could sew the cover yourself from an old blanket, keep walking. Read more on how to choose quality furniture at eHow.com.

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Colburn said you should do business with a reputable dealer who has been around for a while and is willing to work with you in case a problem develops. It’s also a good idea to do business with a dealer who advertises quick turn-around on one-year warranty replacements. Shopping around for a piece you’ve seen at one dealer can lead to savings. Guise suggests you compare prices for quality items at several locations. By letting businesses know you are shopping their competitors, you might find one who’ll offer you a bargain you can’t refuse. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Rivertown Plein Air On Sunday, Sept. 26 the public is welcome to come watch art as it’s created by local artists in the historic Rivertown area from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An artists’ reception will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free. This year, due to city budget cuts,

the Rivertown Plein Air Paint Out will be sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch. The event will not take place, as it has in previous years, at the Lynn House Gallery, but at artist Jody Mattison’s studio, Antioch Atelier, 813 W. Third St.

Lions host free concert Following the huge success of their first free concert in June, the Discovery Bay Lions Club will host another free concert on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. “If you liked the Floorshakers at the Lions’ last concert, you’ll certainly enjoy Nightshift,” said Lion Jim Mattison. “This high-energy nine-piece band will get you out of your chairs and onto the dance floor with their music from the ’80s, ’90s and today’s funk, soul and rock ’n’ roll.” The Lions will be selling beer, wine,

hot dogs, soda and water, and the Boardwalk Grill will be selling tri-tip sandwiches. Since the Lions Club mission is to raise money to support community causes, no outside food, drinks or coolers will be permitted inside the lawn area where the band will be performing. Attendees are asked to support the Lions Club and the community by eating and drinking at the Yacht Harbor. For more information about the Concert on the Bay and how to promote your business as a vendor, call Jim at 925513-9032 or Grace at 925-516-7234.


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ivermore resident Tiffany A. Monaghan and Brentwood resident Derek A. Ramirez were married at Lafayette Park Hotel on Saturday, July 24. A reception and sit-down dinner followed. Since Tiffany loves coffee and Derek loves to brew his own beer, the couple chose a “Love is Brewing” theme. Coffee favors designed for Tiff, a special coffee brew made by Derek, and a beautiful cake made specially by Dustin and Maureen Ramirez (Derek’s brother and sister-in-law) enhanced the festivities. Only family would hand make

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and roll over 186 delicious chocolate truffles! Derek and Tiffany spent their two-week honeymoon in Aruba and Cancun. The couple will reside in Oakley.

OBITUARIES Sandy Faye Young On Sept. 5, Sandy Faye Young of Oakley passed away after a sudden battle with kidney stones caused a sepsis infection. Born on March 30, 1958, Sandy grew up on The Flying Y Ranch in Mill Valley along with her twin brother Randy Hanson. She loved caring for horses and spent her early years showing them in competitions. She moved to Sebastopol as a teenager and graduated from Analy High School. Her first marriage was to Jack Pedersen, with whom she had two daughters, Jennifer and Christine. Sandy was a very active person and loved to compete in many sports. She raced jet skis for several years and earned a fifth-place national title. Sandy met her husband Marc Young at a boat show in 1996. The two fell in love just before Sandy was tragically injured in a Jet Ski accident that left her paralyzed. Sandy fought this obstacle just as she did all challenges in her life and emerged as an inspiration to many people. Marc, a professional bass fisherman, taught Sandy everything he could about the sport. Sandy loved to spend time on their boat, in the Delta, enjoying the wildlife. The couple became one of the few husband-and-wife fishing teams to com-

pete in bass tournaments. Everyone who knew her won’t forget Sandy’s competitive nature and inspirational life. She was proud to be a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother. A memorial for Sandy will be held on Sept. 18 at Sugar Barge on Bethel Island at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made to Redwood Credit Union in Trust of Sandy Young and mailed to P.O. Box 684, Penngrove, CA 94951. Paul James Morehead Discovery Bay resident and Vietnam veteran Paul James Morehead, 59, passed away at his home on Sept. 7. Born on Sept. 26, 1950 in Oakland, Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969, served two tours in Vietnam, received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement in the Republic of Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1975. His parents, Robert and Pauline Morehead, preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers, Robert and Randy Morehead; his spouse, Lorraine Morehead; daughter, Paula Morehead; step-son, Matthew Morrone; step-daughter, Justina Morrone Staley; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and godsons. A memorial service was held Sept. 12. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made for future family needs.

BIRTHS July 12 Gavin and Jennifer Daly Antioch – Boy Michael and Chrystal Jost Oakley – Boy Vanessa Contreras Antioch – Boy July 13 Shane Freese and Darla White Antioch – Girl July 16 Chad and Toni Brooks Oakley – Boy

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005730-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Rentals, LLC Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Discovery Rentals, LLC, 1150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005731-00 The name of the business (es): Bud’s ToyStore, Inc. Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bud’s Toy-Store, LLC, 11150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires” August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005796-00 The name of the business (es): U’I Keiki Books Located at: 2590 Oak Road, #251 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rick D. Junnila, 2590 Oak Road, #251, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. 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: Rick D. Junnila This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 10, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005886-00 The name of the business (es): Alpine Adventures Located at: 3724 Otter Brook Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David A. Northington and Suzanne M. Ford- Northington, 3724 Otter Brook Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: David A. Northington This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005831-00 The name of the business (es): Kristi’s Swinging “B” Ranch Located at: 1200 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kristi Luana Blach, 1200 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kristi Blach This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 11, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 11, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006202-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Press; Antioch Press; Byron Press; Discovery Bay Press; Knightsen Press; Pittsburgh Press, Oakley Press, Brentwood Yellow Pages, Welcome! Magazine; thepress.net Located at: 248 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Press & Publishing Company, 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/30/10 Signature of registrant: James Chamoures, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005881-00 The name of the business (es): Dream Team Enterprises Located at: 57 Montrose Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Z. Jankowski, Jr., 57 Montrose Court, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kristen C. Becerra, 1237 Marina Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: John Z. Jankowski This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006033-00 The name of the business (es): IRIS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Located at: 2547 Cherry Hills Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Iris A. Wilson, 2547 Cherry Hills Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Iris A. Wilson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006050-00 The name of the business (es): CalPay Insurance Services Located at: 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Promerio, Inc., 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Henry Lonsdale-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005923-00 The name of the business (es): Lady Helper Located at: 1010 Chamomile Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carolyn Jameson-Naczkowski, 1010 Chamomile Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/02. Signature of registrant: Carolyn JamesonNaczkowski This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005948-00 The name of the business (es): Prestige Press & Signs Located at: 325 Towne Centre Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth P. Mehler, 4408 Sweetbriar Court, Concord, CA 94521. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kenneth Mehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006063-00 The name of the business (es): 1800IMSTUCK TOWING & RECOVERY Located at: 2655 R. CLOVERDALE AVENUE In: CONCORD, CA 94518 Mailing: 2000 CYPRESS POINT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): G. FERNANDES ENTERPRISES INC., 2655 R CLOVERDALE AVENUE, CONCORD, CA 94518. 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: GARY FERNANDES, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 23, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006437-00 The name of the business (es): QUETZAL ADVENTURES Located at: 1201 Alderman Lane In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): STANLEY M. KOENIGSBERGER, 1201 Alderman Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: STANLEY M. KOENIGSBERGER This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006294-00 The name of the business (es): Four J’s Building Services Located at: 2744 Wildflower Drive In: Antioch, CA 94531, Mailing: P.O. Box 1371, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James Willie Hamlin, Jr., 2744 Wildflower Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/2/10. Signature of registrant: James Willie Hamlin, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 2, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006210-00 The name of the business (es): Diablo Dental Arts Located at: 1240 Central Boulevard, A3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Megan Johnson, 1660 Delta Road, Knightsen, CA 94548. 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: Megan Johnson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006220-00 The name of the business (es): GT Enterprises Located at: 2210 Hoffman Lane, #B In: Byron, CA 94514, Mailing: P.O. Box 1586, Discovery Bay, CA 94505Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ginger Lee Ross, 2210 Hoffman Lane, #B, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Giner Lee Ross This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 31, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005969-00 The name of the business (es): The Skin Liaison Located at: 729 First Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dynese Mouzakis, 2811 Abbeydale Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dynese Mouzakis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006226-00 The name of the business (es): Adaptations Located at: 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41 In: Clayton, CA 94517 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leslie Boyd-Jordan, 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41, Clayton, CA 94517 and Daniel Jordan, 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41, Clayton, CA 94517 This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Daniel Jordan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 31, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006473-00 The name of the business (es): GOGA Handyman Services Located at: 180 Sycamore Avenue, Apartment 105 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alejandro Gonzalez R., 180 Sycamore Avenue, Apartment 105, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Alejandro Gonzalez R. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005866-00 The name of the business (es): Home Essence Scented Filter Co. Located at: 221 Hickory Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marty Montez and Beverly Montez, 221 Hickory Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Marty Montez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F0005873-00 The name of the business (es): Foxx’s House of BAR-B-Q; Foxx’s Q-SAUCE Located at: 1332 Tiffany Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Donna Yvette Williams 1332 Tiffany Drive, Brentwood Ca 94513 2. Michelle Denise Barber 1216 Picadilly Lane Brentwood, CA 94513 3. Larry Michael Morgan, 577 Pearson Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: CoPartners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/13/10. Signature of registrant: Donna Y. Williams This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009231-00 The name of the business (es): Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/29/08 Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: August 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006421-00 The name of the business (es): RUDY’S CUSTOM CONCRETE & STONE Located at: 8251 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rudy A. Salinas, 8251 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Rudy A. Salinas This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006425-00 The name of the business (es): RUBEN’S CONCRETE Located at: 2813 Poe Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ruben D. Salinas, 2813 Poe Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/9/10. Signature of registrant: Ruben D. Salinas This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006428-00 The name of the business (es): E-Z Ink Promotions Located at: 512 Nottingham Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brandon Combs, 4835 Claret Court, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brandon Combs This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005889-00 The name of the business (es): KC DESIGNS Located at: 4213 Salgado Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kimberly Colunga, 4213 Salgado Avenue, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kimberly Colunga This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006055-00 The name of the business (es): Taco Tapatio Located at: 4305 Beechnut Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Enrique Orozco, 4305 Beechnut Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/23/10. Signature of registrant: Juan Enrique Orozco This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 23, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: August 23, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194387-C Loan No. 0359512388 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANGELITA SOUZA AND NELSON SOUZA, WIFE AND

HUSBAND Recorded 5/10/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0137725- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/1/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 255 HONEYSUCKLE STREET BRENTWOOD, California 94513-0000 APN #: 013-340005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $628,574.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 8/27/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3712715 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0063244 Title Order No. 10-8264805 Investor/Insurer No. 1700303673 APN No. 018- 520-046-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN J COLOMBANA AND MELISSA K COLOMBANA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 11/08/- 2005 and recorded 11/17/05, as Instrument No. 20050445145-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 08/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2540 ALBERTINE LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $466,595.38. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 05/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3696680 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0028712 Title Order No. 09-8084948 Investor/Insurer No. 121738743 APN No. 037-490- 078-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MIR NOORY, dated 07/13/2006 and recorded 07/21/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0230695-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/15/2010 at 10:00AM, At the

Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22 CRANE COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611694. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $594,893.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 06/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3722912 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 8/30/2010 Housekey Financial Corporation P.O. Box 60145 City of Industry, CA 91716 For Sale Information: 714-730- 2727, www.fidelityasap.com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3707663 09/03/2010, 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0023980 Title Order No. 4384698 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-404-013-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VIRGINIA SANCHEZ, dated 06/- 27/2005 and recorded 07/07/05, as Instrument No. 20050249321- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 01/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 940 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $318,331.79. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 20/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3708916 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amandi Akenke, 830 20th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amandi Akenke FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amandi Akenke filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amandi Akenke to Proposed Name: Kioni Ali 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/21/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: August 10, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA-10-1626- BS Title Order No. 100325313- CA-LMI APN 067311-020 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/4/1994. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM, Housekey Financial Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/9/1994, as Instrument No. 94 273329, in Book xxx, Page xxx of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL S. PIERCE AND DEBRA M. PIERCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE , AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC. (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: “AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST” The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 96 RUSSELL DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $141,530.86 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005081 Title Order No.: 100326105 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/06/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/15/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0190325-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIE E. TOCCHINI, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/30/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1125 BURGHLEY LN, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 010-790-0359 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $597,758.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/30/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3712946 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/3/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3722525 09/- 17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3716658 09/- 17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

CLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE OTHER UNITS FOR USE OF PATIOS OR BALCONIES NOT GRANTED HEREIN. PARCEL D:TOGETHER WITH NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE COMMON AREA THROUGH EACH UNIT AND PARKING SPACE FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND OTHER UNITS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $217,057.81(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2410 SUNNY LANE #24 ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN Number: 074-430-028 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-10-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3721532 09/10/- 2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3688924 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005783 Title Order No.: 100355650 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/02/- 2006 as Instrument No. 20060244242-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LEONA GREGOIRE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/07/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 822 MICKELSEN CT, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 013290-013-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $496,658.79. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 09/11/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3713507 09/17/2010, 09/- 24/2010, 10/01/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 243627CA Loan No. 0016181430 Title Order No. 474394YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-12-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-01- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-02-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-035267100 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MARIA J TOPACIO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, FIRST GUARANTY FINANCIAL CORPORATION.,IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 26, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF 5430, FILED AUGUST 13, 1985, IN MAP BOOK 292, PAGE 22, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR AFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $624,204.63(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 413 CLARA COURT BAY POINT, CA 94565 APN Number: 098-461- 026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-10- 2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3722109 09/10/- 2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/15/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3704619 09/- 17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Kristie Martin, 597 Big Basin Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kristie Martin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1478 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kristie Martin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a.Kristie Anne Martin to Proposed Name: Kristie Anne Fountain 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/8/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: September 3, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006301-00 The name of the business (es): Victory Wire Wheels Located at: 1381 Arlington Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dennis Guinta, 1381 Arlington Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A . Signature of registrant: Dennis Guinta This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:September 2, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: September 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 12/29/08 under file number #F-0009231-00 (*) 1. Esequiel Z. Ortega (*) 2. Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. (**) This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006273-00 The name of the business (es): Master Glaze Located at: 75 Dowitcher Court In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Martin David Vigueras Ramirez. 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: Martin David Vigueras Ramirez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 1, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: September 1, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-209650-CL Order # 3906739 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): DONALD KALILIKANE, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/8/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 016717100 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/7/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $751,307.90 The purported property address is: 1901 ROSIE LN BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 019-050-068-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-259941-ED Order # 090180761-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): RUBEN OLIVAREZ AND ROSALBA OLIVAREA, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0500340-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/7/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $756,005.94 The purported property address is: 2341 DEMARTINI LN BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 019-050052-0 019-050-052 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/31/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 241182CA Loan No. 0634184691 Title Order No. 369017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-16-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-01- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-12-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-039109200 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ISABEL J. DEOLLOS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 24 IN PARKRIDGE ,CONDOMINIUMS, CONSISTING OF THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE CITY OF ANTIOCH, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, BEING A PORTION OF SUBDIVISION 5234, FILED FEBRUARY 28, 1979, MAP BOOK 222, PAGE 31, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS PARCEL A: UNIT NO. 24 AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PLAN HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE ‘’PLAN’’ AND SHOWN AS EXHIBIT A’’ OF THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED JUNE 8, 1979 IN BOOK 9390, PAGE 647, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING: 1. ANY PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA LYING WITHIN SAID UNIT; AND 2. EASEMENTS THROUGH SAID UNIT APPURTENANT TO THE COMMON AREA AND ALL OTHER UNITS FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND ALL OTHER UNITS. PARCEL B: TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING APPURTENANT EASEMENTS: 1. NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR SUPPORT OF SAID PARCEL A THROUGH THE COMMON AREA AND FOR REPAIR OF SAID PARCEL A THROUGH ALL OTHER UNITS AND THROUGH THE COMMON AREA; AND 2. AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE PARKING STALL NO. C-24 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. 3. AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE THE ADJACENT BALCONY AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS DESCRIBED HEREIN AS PARCEL D. PARCEL C: AN UNDIVIDED 2.23286% INTEREST AS TENANT-IN- COMMON IN AND TO THE COMMON AREA, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING: 1. THE NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO ALL UNITS FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND OTHER UNITS. 2. EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE OTHER UNITS FOR USE OF PARKING STALLS NOT GRANTED HEREIN, FOR USE OF THE OTHER UNITS AND/OR THE HOMEOWNERS- ASSOCIATION, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF THE BOARD TO CONTROL OR LICENSE THE USE OF PARKING STALLS NOT ASSIGNED OR GRANTED BY THE DECLARANT. 3. EX-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-365203-AL Order # 100336308-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BIJAN N NASIBI AND FATANEH F HEKMATI , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0315686-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $310,270.20 The purported property address is: 3842 MARSH WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 280-009 1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/2/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-367038-RM Order # 4468451 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/9/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CINDI CORD AND MIZELL CORD, WIFE & HUSBAND Recorded: 12/- 21/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0488590-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/7/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,848.29 The purported property address is: 4648 BIG BEAR RD OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 380-041-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Chase Home Finance LLC 800 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville OH 43081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 037-123-011 Trustee Sale No. 1256243-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX8282 TRA:19020 REF: LEWIS, RONNIE UNINS Property Address: 5190 MARTIN STREET, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 24, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On October 07, 2010, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 30, 2003, as Inst. No. 2003- 0487736-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: RONNIE D. LEWIS AND APRIL C. LEWIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5190 MARTIN STREET OAKLEY CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $84,075.71. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (:”Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. And/Or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Date 07/03/09FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)7302727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 03, 2010 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature S/ Authorized ASAP# 3730086 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DENNIS EVANS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 12/- 13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0476800-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1255 GLORIA DR PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 089-181-002-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $421,328.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 8/24/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3688766 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 31, 2010. (R-340798 09/17/10, 09/24/- 10, 10/01/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 08-31-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3715538 09/03/2010, 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 09-07-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3724410 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 438282CA Loan No. 3013090414 Title Order No. 191241 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-08-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09-24- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-17-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-001485900, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALFREDO O FANG AND ELVIRA V FANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 129 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 5653, FILED FEBRUARY 27, 1981, IN MAP BOOK 249, PAGE 26, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ANTOINETTE J. TURNER, ET AL, RECORDED JANUARY 2, 1980, BOOK 9680, PAGE 402, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FROM PARCEL ONE: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. PARCEL TWO: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $464,971.19 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2809 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 052-111-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure;

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 429436CA Loan No. 5302521454 Title Order No. 602115745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-16-2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-08- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-27-2003, Book , Page , Instrument 2003-0244308- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JASON R TAYLOR AND KIMBERLY T TAYLOR, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 414, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8164, FILED NOVEMBER 24, 1998, MAP BOOK 404, PAGE 46, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: AN UNDIVIDED 1/- 2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL GAS, OIL, ASPHALTUM OR OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS IN AND UNDER THE LAND HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS THERETO AND THEREFROM, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE EXTRACTION THEREOF, WITH THE RIGHT TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PIPE LINES, AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTRACTING SAID SUBSTANCES OR ANY OF THEM, SAID SUBSTANCES AND RIGHTS HAVING BEEN HERETOFORE CONVEYED BY DEED RECORDED AUGUST 6, 1963, IN BOOK 4423, PAGES 154, 167 AND 170, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALL RIGHTS IN OR TO THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR TO THE LAND BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE PROPERTY TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET MEASURED VERTICALLY FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED BY QUITCLAIM RECORDED OCTOBER 19, 1989, IN BOOK 15407, PAGE 277, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $331,847.76 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 5410 NAVAJO COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 055-460- 008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either

fill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3702968 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1271007-11 APN: 035- 430-0188 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2296 REF: Martin, Van IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 24, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 30, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 31, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0029925-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Van Martin, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 58 Zinfandel Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $341,467.23. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does apply to this notice of sale. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 08, 2010. (R-337558 09/10/10, 09/17/10, 09/24/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-420-015-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Cenlar, FSB 425 Phillips Blvd Ewing NJ 08618. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/- 23/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3704276 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: NGA LY TO, 5041 SANTA RITA ROAD, RICHMOND, CA 94803 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: NGA LY TO FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1511 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: NGA LY TO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ALEXIS PHONGPHOUMY to Proposed Name: ALEXIS LY TO 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/15/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Petitioner is to bring the birth certificate to the hearing. Date: September 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005723-00 The name of the business (es): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC. Located at: 1315 PROVENCE COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC., 1315 PROVENCE COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. 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: JACK A. DEL MONTE III This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006193-00 The name of the business (es): Skin Fitness Located at: 960 Orchid Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kelly Terry, 960 Orchid Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kelly Terry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-248875-C Loan No. 0041540212 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/6/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1236563-02 APN: 033- 430-053 TRA: 19029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7305 REF: Ward, Jason IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 08, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 07, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 15, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005- 0480920-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Jason T Ward and Sarah Myshell Ward Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: LOT 53, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8678, FILED FEBRUARY 23, 2005, IN MAP BOOK 475, PAGE 50, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF FOR SUCH PURPOSES. AS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN GRANT DEED FROM E.F. MILLERICK; MAE MILLER AND MARVIN R. CHALFANT, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1986, IN BOOK 12920, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10 Vitruvius Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $516,081.14. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-295007-BL Order # 090465380-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID PARTAIN AND KAREN F. PARTAIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0415743-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $706,701.36 The purported property address is: 6199 SELLERS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 160-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to ful-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-348740-BM Order # 100155107-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): RACHEL L. HUDDLESTON, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0299706- 00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 30/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $492,782.08 The purported property address is: 1270 FETZER


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on September 28, 2010, to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING: (1) THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT MONIES FROM THE STATE CITIZENS OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) PROGRAM; (2) THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FUNDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; AND (3) THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE GRANT. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513 (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: September 14, 2010 /s/____ _______________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Publish: September 17, 2010 If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: September 17, 2010

06/19/2007 and recorded 06/22/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0181499, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 08/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15 RED BARN COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $569,407.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3716475 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF JUDITH L. LaCASSE Law Offices of PASSALACQUA, MAZZONI, GLADDEN, LOPEZ & MARAVIGLIA, LLP 1201 Vine Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 455, Healdsburg, CA 954480455 Telephone (707) 433-3363 Facsimile (707) 433-3606 MARK L. GLADDEN State Bar No. 65934 Attorneys for CLIFFORD J. LaCASSE, Trustor SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA In the Matter of THE CLIFFORD J. and JUDITH L. LaCASSE 2000 TRUST (Dated November 13, 2000) JUDITH L. LaCASSE Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF JUDITH L. LaCASSE Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named Decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, County of Contra Costa, 725 Court Street, P.O. Box 911, Martinez, CA 94553, and mail or deliver a copy to CLIFFORD J. LaCASSE, as Trustee of THE CLIFFORD J. and JUDITH L. LaCASSE 2000 TRUST (Dated November 13, 2000), wherein the decedent was a Trustor, at PASSALACQUA, MAZZONI, GLADDEN, LOPEZ & MARAVIGLIA, LLP, 1201 Vine Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 455, Healdsburg, California 95448- 0455, within the later of four (4) months after the date of the first publication of notice to creditors or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, thirty (30) days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Section 19103 of the Probate Code. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return recept requested. DATED: September 8, 2010 PASSALACQUA, MAZZONI, GLADDEN, LOPEZ & MARAVIGLIA, LLP _______________ ___________ By: MARK L. GLADDEN, Attorney for CLIFFORD J. LaCLASSE, Trustee Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARY HARTKOPF CASE NUMBER P10-01015 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MARY HARTKOPF A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DEBORAH ZUCCATO in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTAThe Petition for Probate requests that: DEBORAH ZUCCATO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived

notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 9/30/10 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARC G. HYNES, Esq., ATKINSONFARASYN, LLP, 660 W. Dana Street, P.O. Box 279, Mountain View, CA 94042 (650) 967- 6941 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Bradley Wayne Huffman, P.O. Box 1168, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Bradley Wayne Huffman FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1515 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Bradley Wayne Huffman filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Bradley Wayne Huffmanto Proposed Name: Silar Ethan Colton 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/19/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: September 10, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1236811-08 APN: 033- 060-026 TRA: 19029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0885 REF: Patel, Sunit IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 09, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 23, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 20, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004- 0486102-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Sunit M Patel and Priti S Patel Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13 Graham Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $466,823.11. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell

to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 18, 2010. (R-337802 09/03/10, 09/10/- 10, 09/17/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-242775-C Loan No. 0307706666 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RENEE ELLSWORTH AND JEFFERY F ELLSWORTH, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded 5/9/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0145352-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/1/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2000 RESEDA WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 075- 241-013-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $473,979.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 9/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3697188 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0025993 Title Order No. 09-8082225 Investor/Insurer No. 1699455529 APN No. 037- 234-027-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/12/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT

A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN W. BLACK, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/12/2005 and recorded 08/25/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0321939-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/01/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 100 CONCANNON COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $367,750.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3704233 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1075 WARHOL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $490,180.34. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 17/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3713161 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010

dress 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 9/3/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trusteec/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 __________________ _________Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors of the Byron Sanitary District (District) will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting of September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byron Bethany Irrigation District Headquarters, located at 7995 Bruns Road, Byron California, for the purpose of receiving oral or written presentations from the public concerning the District’ s proposed new annexation fees, charges, procedures and policies. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: September 10, 17, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: (*) 1. Big Red’s Restaurant, Inc. / L & L Hawaiian BBQ at: 5611 Lone Tree Way, #120, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: October 12, 2007 under file number F-0008164-00 (**) 1.This business was conducted by: a Corporation. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005973-00 The name of the business (es): Squeegee Dream Located at: 562 Ash Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1486, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Theodore Willett and Randimar Willett, 562 Ash Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A . Signature of registrant: Theodore Willett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006432-00 The name of the business (es): PHO VIET NAM Located at: 3676 Delta Fair Boulevard In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sandra La and Nhung Ho, 474 Richdale Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/9/10. Signature of registrant: Sandra La This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2010

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0059628 Title Order No. 10-8242741 Investor/Insurer No. 119483484 APN No. 035-561- 014-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: KERRY ATKINSON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 05/01/2006 and recorded 05/09/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0145420-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 08/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1470 GAMAY CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $486,664.58. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3717018 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0048719 Title Order No. 09-8146595 Investor/Insurer No. 171208340 APN No. 034-160- 094-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RIZALYN S PARICA AND RONALD R MAYODONG, dated

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0068711 Title Order No. 10-8290899 Investor/Insurer No. 113103334 APN No. 037-500- 022-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LADY L SOLIS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/08/2005 and recorded 11/22/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0451244- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 15/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2009-01587 Loan No.: 34101832 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/15/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MELISSA BARROS, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/22/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0405355-00 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/7/2010 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA (County Courthouse) Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $294,073.60 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1311 Marie Ave. Antioch, CA 94509 A.P.N.: 065-161-020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street ad-

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Sept. 17 Chabad of the Delta Chabad of the Delta invites you and your family to celebrate the High Holidays at 288 Mountain View Drive for Yom Kippur on Sept. 17-18. For more information, call 925-238-8770 or e-mail rabbi@jewishdelta. com. There are no tickets needed and no membership fees.

Support Our Troops Girlfriends Unlimited invites women 18 and older to a Girls Night Out from 7-10 p.m. at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. Participants will make care packages for local soldiers serving overseas. For more information, call 925634-1315, ext. 1131 or 925-240-6511.

Delta Jazz Trio The Delta Jazz Trio performs on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Scottie’s Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant on Sunset Road at Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, Sept. 18 Family Rummage Sale Laurel School hosts a huge Family Rummage Sale, featuring a fantastic selection, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1141 Laurel Road. Booths are still available for $25. For more information or to rent a booth, call 925-6257090.

Fundraiser at Mike’s Beef & Brew A fundraiser for Tammy Romo’s daughter, who died in a recent motorcycle accident, is held today at Mike’s Beef & Brew, 2083 Main St. in Oakley. The event features a bike run, raffle prizes and more. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, call 925-625-0292.

‘I Love Heritage’ Carnival Heritage High School holds a Carnival, benefiting the school’s clubs and classes, from 2-6 p.m. on the Heritage Campus Green. The $1 admission includes food, jumpy houses and booth games. For more information, email kathy@thepress.net.

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

pizza and a movie. PSNs are for children 3-8. For more information, call 925-634-0034.

Car Wash Fundraiser A Students’ Education Travel to Spain fundraiser is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Burger King parking lot, 2505 Main St. in Oakley. The fee for your car wash will be by donation only.

International Day of Peace A celebration for the International Day of Peace is held tonight from 6:15-9 p.m. and this Sunday from 1:15-5 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. The event features an interfaith candle lighting and an all-night prayer vigil. For more information, call 925-756-7628.

‘Poopology’ at the Oakley Library

The public is invited to join St. Ignatius of Antioch Knights of Columbus Council in honoring the CHP Officer, Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. Tickets are $32.50 for a buffet dinner and entertainment. For information or reservations, call 925-7772171 or 925-756-7628.

Sunday, Sept. 19 Maine Lobster Feast The Bethel Island Lions Club holds its Maine Lobster Feed – featuring a no-host oyster bar – at 2 p.m. at Scout Hall on Ranch Road. Dinner is served at 4 p.m. For more information, call 925-625-4356 or 925-684-9833.

Long Hike West Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve sponsors a long hike west from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The rugged six-mile hike through the preserve’s historic western reaches includes stops at Rose Hill Cemetery, Jim’s Place and an impressive stand of Coulter pines. Hikers must be 8 or older.

Extreme Water and Air Show

Tuesday, Sept. 21 Hospice of the East Bay

The Little Gym of Brentwood hosts Parent Survival Nights from 5-9 p.m. The event features four hours of games, activities, crafts,

To register for the SeaWolves fall swim and junior water polo teams, visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

Hospice of the East Bay

The Brentwood SeaWolves Fall Swim Program has taken the plunge at the Heritage High School pool. The program is designed to instruct and refine swimming techniques for competition and to improve conditioning. Space is limited. For information, call 925-240-7444 or visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com.

The Brentwood Library hosts the eighth annual CityRead by supplying free copies of “The Year of the Fog” by Michelle Richmond. In addition to the library, various establishments in the area provide copies of the novel. For more information, call 925-5165294 or e-mail lroudman@ccclib.org.

Parent Survival Nights

SeaWolves Swimming & Water Polo

Knights of Columbus Council

The 12th annual Delta Blues Festival is held at noon in Waldie Plaza at Second Street in Antioch’s historic Rivertown District. The free event features quality talent in a family-friendly atmosphere. No alcohol is permitted. For more information, visit www. deltabluesfestival.net.

The City of Oakley hosts the seventh annual Kids Fishing Derby from 9-11 a.m. at the Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline. Pre-register at City Hall, 3231 Main St.; at Hook, Line & Sinker, 3100 Main St.; or on the day of the event from 8-9 a.m. For more information, call 925-625-7044.

The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510282-4986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague. com.

Licensed massage therapists, energy workers and healers are invited to volunteer to provide gentle, compassionate care to hospice patients. Call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Monday, Sept. 20 Brentwood City Read

Oakley Kids Fishing Derby

All Out Sports League

East Bay Regional Park District presents “Poopology” at the Oakley Library on the Freedom High campus. Learn about local critters by examining scat, track, runs and other signs, and make a wacky craft. No registration is required for this free program, open to kids 7 and older. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Delta Blues Festival

The Extreme Water and Air show takes place at Orwood Resort from noon-4 p.m. The show benefits the Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a free summer camp for abused, abandoned and neglected children in the county’s foster care program. For more information, call 925-679-2289 or visit www.rfkcconcord.org.

mitment time of one day per week during tax season. For more information, call 925634-5037 or e-mail ginny.dembner@yahoo. com.

Hospice offers support groups and workshops for adults, children and teens experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. For adults who have lost a parent, classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. through Oct. 26 at 350 John Muir Parkway, Suite 120 in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.hospiceeastbay.org.

Sign-ups

Fall Swim Program

Nor Cal Softball Tryouts Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 15-18 for its fall 2010 and summer 2011 seasons. For more information, call 925584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/norcalsoftball1.

On the Horizon ‘Strides’ Walk for Diabetes The Brentwood Lions Club and Sutter Delta Medical Center hold a “Strides” Walk for Diabetes Awareness on Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. The walk begins at Creekside Park on Claremont Drive follows Marsh Creek to Veterans Park on Balfour Road and returns to Creekside Park. For more information, call 925-642-2825.

Liberty High School Reunion The Class of 1990 celebrates its 20-year reunion Oct. 9 at the Walnut Creek Marriott. Are you a classmate and want to join the fun? Registration and ticket sales are conducted online only, at www. libertyunionclassof1990.com. For more information, e-mail shark_lover2003@ yahoo.com or ilive2explore@gmail.com.

EDYSL Impact Golf Tournament The EDYSL Impact Golf Tournament – featuring raffles and a silent auction – is held Friday, Sept. 24. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $100 admission includes dinner; dinner costs $35 for non-golfers. Hole sponsorships are available starting at $300. For more information, call 925-640-4672 or e-mail president@ edysl.net.

Little Gym Halloween Party AARP Tax Aide Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed in Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg to assist senior and low-income clients with free tax preparation. Training will be provided with a com-

The Little Gym of Brentwood, 3850 Balfour Road, Suite K, throws a Halloween bash for kids 1-8 on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. (5-6 p.m. for members only), featuring fun activities and a kid-friendly haunted house. Admission is $5 and space is limited. For reservations, call 925 634-0034.

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