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Opponents spar over land swap

October 11, 2019

Upscale Pizza Downtown

by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

In the weeks leading up to Brentwood’s Measure L election on Nov. 5, The Press will explore various elements of the initiative, beginning this week with open space. 
The measure — spearheaded by a group of local developers, including longtime Brentwood farmer and developer Ron Nunn — would move the mark at which urban development must stop, clearing the way for a proposed 815acre project of up to 2,400 residential units (at least 80% age-restricted, active-adult-specific), along with other elements, situated north of Balfour Road, east of Deer Valley Road and west of the Shadow Lakes and Brentwood Hills neighborhoods.
 A deal struck between the development group and Save Mount Diablo — a nonprofit land trust and conservation organization — guarantees that 225 of the 815 onsite acres will be protected as open space, trails and vineyards. Wetlands on or near the property will also be preserved, along with heritage-sized oaks on the see Land page 30

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Seth Adams, land conservation director for Save Mount Diablo (SMD), discusses the value of land his group stands to receive near Clayton. The development group Blackhawk Nunn will gift SMD 1,500 acres of this land for preservation if Brentwood voters approve the expansion of the city’s urban limit line to support an 815-acre residential development project by special election in November.

Fire district approves 2019-20 budget by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Fire Board recently approved the district’s 2019-20 operating budget, and while it is balanced and only nominally higher than the previous year, the district has made some fundamental changes to its budget plan, compared to the prior year. The new budget plan matches its $16.8 million in expected revenue with nearly the same amount of expenses. The plan projects a razor-thin margin of $16,000 in revenue in excess of expenses. Total operating expenses are up $1.6 million over the prior year, driven almost exclusively by higher salary costs resulting from the hiring

“ Between last year, the 2018-2019 budget, and the new year, the 2019-2020 budget — as far as the operating portion of the budget goes — there’s not really any significant change.

Joe Young, fire board member and ECCFPD chair of the finance subcommittee of six trainee firefighters. Total income for the district is forecast to be up about 4% over the prior year. “Between last year, the 201819 budget, and the new year, the 2019-20 budget — as far as the operating portion of the budget goes — there’s not really any significant change,” said Joe Young, fire board member and chair of the district’s

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details the expected income and expenses for the current year, but also provides a preliminary look at each of the next ten years. The ECCFPD operating budget stays in the black for nine of those ten years. In the 2028-29 plan, expenses are forecast to exceed operating income, putting the district in the red by approximately $119,000, which represents less than 1% of the $21 million in operating expenses expected that year. “On the long picture, our 10year projection is pretty good,” said Young. “We’re beginning to get a little bit in the red in our 10th year. It’s only $119,000, so it’s not problematic. In other words, we will probably resolve those issues as we implement our strategic plan see Fire page 30

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Dog park construction still ongoing Mac Kaiser, recreation program supervisor for the Town of Discovery Bay, seen here, said the upgrades to the town’s dog park are nearly complete and should be open to the public in the next few months.

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The Discovery Bay dog park is still under construction after being closed for over a year. In a process that began last September, the town has been killing weeds and pouring concrete to make the park more user-friendly. Initially, just the small dog park and a portion of the large dog park were closed for extensive weed killing. Now, both parks are shut down, and a temporary park — on the other side of the community center’s lot — has been set up. The large asphalt basketball court — a reminder of the community center’s health club roots — has been removed from the large dog park. In its place, the town will be placing a dog-friendly tan bark product manufactured in Washington. Mac Kaiser, recreation program supervisor for the Town of Discovery Bay, said the project is nearing completion and only a few final items need to be put into place. “We’re hoping the parks will be open by the end of the year, and if not, early next year,”

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Kaiser said earlier this week. “We are looking at the final pieces that we need to do, which is getting the bark and sod in and taking care of some weeds that have popped up in areas that were already reseeded.” Kaiser and other members of the town’s staff have taken over the project, which was begun by former parks and landscape manag-

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er Brian Miller. In June, Miller told The Press the cost of the project was roughly $45,000. Kaiser, who is new to this project, was unable to offer more updated information, but did agree that funding for the remodel was coming from a combination of Zone 8 money; funds from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s payment to the town, after the Decem-

ber 2015 gas outage; and donations raised by the Paws on Parade event. Barbara Simpson of Discovery Bay is a frequent user of the temporary park. She is watching the ongoing work in the regular parks expectantly. “I take my two dogs to the temporary dog park almost every morning, early,” Simpson said. “I’m grateful to have the use of it. I’m looking forward to the re-opening of the big dog park, though.” Kaiser said his staff is working hard to finish this project, and he knows residents are waiting to see the final product. “We appreciate the patience of the community,” Kaiser said. “We know it’s been a long haul, but I think they’ll be very pleased with the end result when we are finally finished.” The dog park is located at the Discovery Bay Community Center at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. For more information, call 925-392-4575, visit todb.ca.gov, or the town’s Facebook page. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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rentwood residents and organizations paid it forward last weekend when they helped a local veteran with some tree removal. Homeowner and Navy veteran Rick Kompara, center, had been contacted by the City of Brentwood to remove six dead trees on his property. Kompara had undergone some health difficulties and was unable to do the job himself, and that’s when Councilmember Karen Rarey, in pink, and VFW Post 10789 Commander Steve Todd, second from right, stepped in. With the help of dozens of volunteers, the trees were removed, and the crew was treated to barbecue lunch by Archie’s. “It’s just amazing the help I got,” said Kompara. “We are the grateful recipients of this latest outpouring of community resources both public and private.”

Residents of a group home for the developmentally disabled in Oakley are feeling a bit cooler now, thanks to the generosity of Lennox and Perfect Star Heating and Air Conditioning’s Feel the Love program. Providing free heating and air conditioning units to those in need, the Feel the Love program’s annual giveaway chooses recipients based on a number of criteria, including physical, mental, or social disabilities; financial challenges; job loss; military service; and community service. Debbie Cox, owner of the group home, called the program a blessing. “It was such a gift and such a great day,” said Cox. “It really shows the goodness of humanity. The guys were great – they all showed up, got things done, and we had a great lunch, too. I am very grateful to the community.” Above: Chuck Anderson, a comfort advisor at the group home, enjoys a moment with resident Makoully Guerrero.

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Driver involved in deadly crash sentenced by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

During an emotional court proceeding that left many in the courtroom dabbing tears from their eyes — including Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Patricia Scanlon — Bryce Sheridan pleaded no contest to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge for a November 2017 accident that claimed the life of 55-yearold Brentwood resident Castulo Loredo Jr. “I don’t like the outcome,” said Cynthia Loredo, Castulo’s widow. “I don’t feel the justice. But I was ready for the closure, because two years to have a case linger on is just draining. I’m just grateful that I have a very good support system that is here with me every month to get me through these court proceedings, even if it’s just a continuance. Today was long (and) very emotional with both sides of the family. With my family speaking on how much we miss him, and (Sheridan) and his wife speaking on what they have caused. I’m grateful that there’s finally this much closure.” Scanlon sentenced Sheridan to 180 days in county jail and three years of felony probation, a sentence Cynthia considered light. Scott Alonso, public information officer for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, said Sheridan could serve his time via electronic detention at home if a request is made and approved by the Office of the Sheriff. “I was hoping for at least some jail

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Family and friends of Castulo Loredo Jr. gather outside the Contra Costa County courthouse following the sentencing of Bryce Sheridan. Sheridan pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter charges in the November 2017 accident that claimed the life of Loredo, a Brentwood resident. time, minimum maybe three months,” said Cynthia. “He actually took a life, so I was hoping that he’d get at least three months in jail, instead of an ankle monitor for six months. The judge said he’ll only do half time, and I think the jail system has more time taken off, so he’ll only do maybe six

weeks on an ankle monitor at home, where he can go to work, enjoy his kids and go home every day.” Seven of Castulo’s family members and friends addressed the court during the hearing, describing the impact Castulo had on their lives, and the sense of loss cre-

ated by his absence. While Michael Loredo lamented the loss of his father, he also offered forgiveness to Sheridan. “If you are truly sorry, I do forgive you,” he said, addressing Sheridan. see Crash page 12

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Senior residents fear rent hikes, homelessness by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Senior residents of Oakley’s Summer Creek Place senior apartments are afraid continual rent increases could hurt their already fragile lives, sending some to the streets. “We are very upset because it’s going to make people homeless,” said resident Diane Spurrier, 61. “It’s pushing people into the street, senior citizens with wheelchairs and walkers. That is all they have. A lot of people don’t have family to go to.” Residents, many in their 70s, 80s and 90s, and disabled, say rent at the 80-unit, one- and two-bedroom complex on Empire Avenue has steadily risen from around $770 last year, to $970 this month for one-bedroom units, and from the mid-$700s to $1,095 for twobedroom spaces. “It’s a sin; it really is,” said fellow resident Margaret Berry, 75. “We have to have money for food, for medical and all that. These are all really old people, so when they paid into social security, it was way back when wages were low, so they don’t have a lot of money. We all make below $38,000 a year.” The facility is part of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, which requires tenant income and rent restrictions. The facility’s monthly rent — dictated by the county’s average median income — can be as high as $1,302 for a studio apartment, $1,395 for a one-bedroom space and $1,674 for a two-bedroom establishment, said Bill Ainsworth of the California State Treasurer’s Office. Fire and physical inspections of tax credit projects are conducted every three or five years, Ainsworth said. “The LIHTC program does limit maximum rents,

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Tenants of the Summer Creek Place senior apartment complex say continual rent increases are forcing elderly residents out of their homes. but does not have any restrictions, regulations, policies or procedures regarding rent increases, or the number of increases that can occur throughout a year,” Ainsworth said. “California state tenant/landlord law does require that if an increase is 10% or less, a minimum of a 30-day notice must be given. If an increase is more than 10%, a minimum of a 60-day notice must be given.” In a written statement provided to The Press, Infinity Management and Investment LLC, the company

employed by Summer Creek Associates to manage the property, said the property owners try to keep rent as affordable as possible, but costs are rising. “The costs to maintain the facilities properly have risen on a year to year basis,” the statement reads. “This rise has required that the rents be brought up to the rent limit that the (United States Department of Housing and

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Sheriff responds to Knightsen incident Saturday, Oct. 5, at about 7:33 p.m., deputy sheriffs responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of 7000 Holland Tract Road in Knightsen. Deputies searched the area but were not able to find any evidence of a shooting or any gunshot victims. Approximately 30 minutes later, a person called to say he was hiding in the bushes in a field. He stated his friend was also in the area and may have been shot. A Sheriff’s Office STARR helicopter later located the two, who were apparently trying to steal marijuana when several unknown men confronted them. An armored SWAT vehicle was used

to rescue the two men. One of them had been bound and severely beaten by the unknown suspect(s), while the second man suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Neither of them suffered from a gunshot wound. Deputies searched for the suspects but were not able to locate them. The marijuana grow operation was illegal and has been eradicated. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 925-313-2600. For any tips, email tips@so.cccounty.us or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Maintenance on Marsh Creek Road Contra Costa County Public Works will perform work along the shoulder of the eastbound lane of Marsh Creek Road, approximately 0.3 miles west of its intersection with Morgan Territory Road, now through Oct. 31, weather permitting. The public works department’s contractor will repair a sinkhole along the

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Last week I discussed the basics of how tax bills are calculated. As part of your due diligence before buying a home, it is a good idea to have a look at the tax bill for that new home so you don’t get any surprises later. I described last week how most lenders and escrow officers use 1.25% to estimate your tax bill, but some homes in East County are taxed at much higher rates. Thankfully Contra Costa County has their tax bills online so you can check them very easily. Here is the link - https://taxcolp. cccounty.us/taxpaymentrev3/lookup/ Once you are there, the best way to search is by the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN). If you don’t have that, you can search by street address. However, it is a little picky as far as how you enter the street address as it tries to match it EXACTLY to what is on the tax bill. Let’s say the address you want to check is 123 Main Street but it is listed on the tax bill as “123 Main St.” So if you enter “123 Main

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Street” in the search box, it may not pull it up. Just try some different variations until it verifies the address is found. Once it does locate the property, the first screen you come to will be a list of the current tax year installments and their status. At the bottom will be the assessed value of the property listed as “gross.” To see the assessments, under “Payment Status,” look for the words in blue, “View Bill.” Click on that and it will pull up the actual tax bill, complete with a breakdown of the Ad Valorem Taxes and Assessments and Special Taxes and Assessments. Next week I’ll tell you how to look at the current tax bill and then estimate very closely what your tax bill would be in the event you buy this property. If you have questions about real estate, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). Voted “Best of Brentwood” multiple times. To search the MLS for free, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline. com. Sharp Realty. #01245186 – Advertisement

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What to know about the shingles vaccine There are very few things that I hate. It’s an extremely strong word, and I prefer when it comes to people, food or activities that I use “dislike a lot” or “really don’t care for” since those seem a lot less harsh. When it comes to needles, however, I can honestly say I hate them with Senior a passion. Yes, I am a orner true weenie if I need to get any shots. So when the doctor reminded me I am at the age for a shingles vaccine, I balked and whimpered like a baby in the corner. Blood draws are okay, especially if I Marla look the other way and Luckhardt squeeze my eyes shut tightly — but that’s stuff coming out of my body, not going in. There is a big difference! Today, Grandpa got his shingles shot, and it was a breeze for him. He is a lot braver than I am. Shingles is a nasty viral infection that

causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or right side of your torso. The virus is the same as the chicken pox called varicella-zoster. No matter how you spell or pronounce it, it’s just plain awful. This virus stays dormant in your body if you have had chicken pox and pretty much lies in wait near your spinal chord and brain. Later on in life, it may rear its ugly head in the form of shingles — and while it is not a life-threatening condition, it is extremely painful. See, I told you it was nasty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people age 60 and older get the shingles vaccine to help prevent and reduce the risk of developing them. Depending on the type of vaccine your doctor recommends, you may be given one dose or two spaced four months apart. Twice the fun! You can ask your physician if they give it, or you can go to a pharmacy. Call first to make sure they have it in stock before

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who live in the area. “We go to the Delta a lot, and we fell in love with the downtown,” Ruben said. Ruben describes Rubiano’s as a familyfriendly pizzeria that serves Italian food. He wanted residents visiting Brentwood’s downtown to have a place to take their children or families that’s a bit more upscale, but still reasonably priced. “I like pizza because it’s the perfect family meal,” Ruben said. “Everyone eats from the same plate. I felt there was a void

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Why are tricks part of Halloween? For most of the year, playing pranks on loved ones and neighbors may not be met with open arms, but attitudes tend to relax on or around Oct. 31, when millions of people celebrate Halloween. For some celebrants, Halloween is as much about tricks as it is treats, but why are tricks even involved with Halloween? According to Smithsonian.com, the tricks played on Halloween can be traced to 19th

Pizzeria from page 10 here that we wanted to fill.” Right now, Ruben splits his time between the two restaurants, and credits his family in San Leandro for all their help at the original store. Ruben, Teresa and their three children hope to move to Brentwood by next summer. Rubiano’s serves a variety of pizzas, pasta, wings, salads and more. Some of their most popular items include their spaghetti and meatballs, prosciutto pizza and chicken parmesan. So far, Ruben and his team at the restaurant are finding success in Brentwood, and he credits the family atmosphere he creates among his employees, as well as his “top shelf” ingredients. “I use only the best ingredients,” he said. “I believe if you start with poor ingredients, you’ll end up with a poor product.” As a first-generation American, Ruben grew up with Portuguese parents and a family that did a lot of cooking. His first job was at a pizzeria in San Leandro — he started as a dishwasher and delivery driver, then worked his way up to manager. But he knew one day

century celebrations of the holiday. Even though Halloween can trace its roots back thousands of years to the Celtic countries of northwestern Europe, the notion that it was acceptable to prank one’s neighbors is a relatively recent addition to Halloween lore. Smithsonian.com notes, in the 19th century, Halloween night was a time for pranks, and it was not uncommon for older children to jump out from behind bushes

he wanted to open his own pizza place. “I loved cooking, and I loved food,” he said. “I wanted to open a restaurant.” He still does some of the cooking at Rubiano’s, and recipes come from his family. But he’s also learned a lot from Mike Wiesner, who owns Paradiso — a fine dining restaurant in San Leandro — and he says has been a great mentor. Ruben says he is always learning and evolving in cooking, whether through mentors or from trade shows he attends. Rubiano’s in Brentwood has a few more specialty items than the San Leandro store, and he hopes to add more specials as they find out what works. “We’re happy to be a part of the up-andcoming downtown,” Ruben said. Rubiano’s is located at 235 Oak St. in Brentwood, and is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, as well as Sundays (closed Mondays), and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rubianosbrentwood or call 925-634-4263.

to frighten young kids. Communities were generally smaller and more closely knit back then than they are today, which made it safer to pull pranks on Halloween. However, as the United States became more modern and urbanized, the once-innocent mischief gradually transformed into mayhem, prompting many people to call for

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physically unable to be employed, residents said. “This is going to put some people on the street,” Berry said. “They only get $1,200 or $1,300 a month from social security.” With seemingly no other option, residents have pleaded with the facility representatives, city officials and several outside agencies for help, but no help has arrived. The city has little authority to elicit change at the complex. The status quo leaves many with only one viable option, Berry said: move in with children. Those without that lifeline, however, face a precarious future, Spurrier said. “These are 70-, 80-, 90-year-olds in wheelchairs and with walkers,” she said. “What in the world are they going to do with all their belongings, with all their stuff they collected all their life? They just have to move into the streets in their wheelchairs.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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A person called from the 2400 block of Mahogany Way to report a transient man broke their window and they were running after him. Antioch — Sept. 28, 5:44 p.m. The following is a selection of recent law enforcement activity.

ANTIOCH Sept. 22, 5:58 p.m. Three subjects were in a fight and a gunshot was heard on the 3400 block of Deer Valley Road. The subjects left in a grey Audi. Sept. 22, 7:08 p.m. A man called to say five men jumped him on West 20th Street and his phone was about to die. The line then disconnected. Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. A woman called from her neighbor’s house on the 1300 block of West 19th Street to report her home had been robbed. She said the furniture was cut up and things were broken. Sept. 24, 8:49 p.m. A man on the 4700 block of Lone Tree way told the reporting person he was robbed by two people who took $300 in cash and his chain. The robbery occurred on Deer Valley Road near the high school. Sept. 26, 12:02 p.m. A vacant house on the 1700 block of Claire Drive was broken into and tools were taken. Sept. 26, 10:46 p.m. A person called to report seeing a man running down Rosscommon Way and hearing three gunshots. Sept. 27, 4:41 p.m. Assault was reported on the 400 block of Brookside Court. Sept. 27, 5:02 p.m. A person called from Alpha Way to report a man was stabbed in the chest and stomach. Sept. 28, 5:44 p.m. A person called from the 2400 block of Mahogany Way to report a transient man broke their window and they were running after him. Sept. 28, 7:54 p.m. A woman came home to find her window screen pulled off and heard someone in her house. She said she would wait in her car on Blackburn Peak Court for police to arrive. Sept. 28, 11:22 p.m. A man reported his 2018 burgundy Dodge Ram was stolen from his home on East 7th Street. He said the subjects broke his bathroom window to get into his house. Sept. 28,11:40 p.m. A woman got into a fight with her friend, and her leg was broken during the fight. The woman’s husband called authorities to report the incident but was vague with dispatch. A loud argument was heard in the background of the phone call. This call came from the 5000 block of Rathdrum Way.

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Sept. 8 A missing adult was reported on the 400 block of Emerson Court. Sept. 10 A warrant arrest was made near Biscay and Seal ways. Sept. 11 A vehicle was towed from the 14800 block of State Route 4. Sept. 11 Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 4000 block of South Anchor Court. Sept. 13 Battery was reported on the 5400 block of Edgeview Drive. Sept. 14 Corporal injury of a spouse was reported on the 3500 block of Catalina Way. Sept. 15 A warrant arrest was made on the 14800 block of State Route 4. Sept. 16 Fraud was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. Sept. 17 A domestic disturbance of the peace was reported on the 20 block of Yosemite Court. Sept. 17 Identity theft was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. Sept. 18 A non-criminal death was reported on the 1900 block of Windward Point. Sept. 19 A counterfeit bill was reported on the 14000 block of State Route 4. Sept. 27 Credit card fraud was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. Sept. 28 A domestic disturbance of the peace was reported on the 4600 block of Spinnaker Way. Sept. 29 A warrant arrest was made on the 5200 block of Laguna Court. Sept. 30 A non-criminal death was reported on the 5300 block of Willow Lake Court.

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Holiday Happenings Calendar 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ladies of the Crafty Quilters have been working all year to prepare handmade items, baked goods, jams, plants and raffles. For more information, contact craftyquiltersihm@ gmail.com.

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Oakley Tree Lighting and Caroling

The City of Oakley will have caroling with city council members and a Christmas Tree Lighting at the Oakley Civic Center Plaza. Carolers will depart the Oakley Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at Civic Center Plaza at 4 p.m. There will be crafts, cookies, hot cocoa and pictures with Santa. Tree lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 925-625-7044 or email coelho@co.oakley.ca.us.

Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Come to Harvest Park Bowl for their Halloween party and costume contest from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 5000 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Put on your best costume and enjoy a DJ, karaoke and lots of fun. No cover charge, 21+ only. For costs and more information, call 925-516-1221 or visit www. harvestparkbowl.com.

Saturday, Oct. 26 Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, Oct. 12 Holiday Boutique

A holiday boutique raising funds for the veterans hospital in Martinez will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Redmen Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. The boutique will feature handmade items, independent sellers, raffles and more.

Friday, Oct. 18 Lions Center Haunted House

The Lions Center for the Visually Impaired will host a haunted house on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the center, 175 Alvarado Ave. in Pittsburg. Don’t miss the butcher’s bloody kitchen and the celebrity villains’ cemetery. There will also be spooky spiders, scary skeletons, ghoulish ghosts and more. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds go toward the Lions’ mission of preserving vision and fostering independence and quality of life for adults who are blind or at risk for vision impairments. For more information, call 925-432-3013.

Witches and Brews

Tess’ Community Kitchen will host its third annual Witches and Brews, a bewitching evening of spirits, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and music, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission includes a commemorative glass, lite fare and one drink ticket for $40 - $55 dollars. Preregistration is required, for more information call 1800-800-5373 or visit www. communityfarmkitchen.com.

Friday, Oct. 25 Crafty Quilters Holiday Boutique

The Crafty Quilters will hold their holiday boutique on Friday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct.

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting an evening of trick-or-treating in downtown Brentwood. Supported by local businesses, this free event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and offers the perfect backdrop for your favorite Halloween costume. There’s also a pumpkin-carving contest. For more information or to enter the contest, contact Laura Young at 925-634-3344 or Admin@ brentwoodchamber.com or visit www.bit.ly/ chambertrickortreat. 

Saturday, Nov. 9 Holiday Boutique

The St. Anthony Columbiettes present their 11th Annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony Modular Hall, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. Admission is free, and over 20 vendors will be selling a variety of products. For more information, email Columbiette10414@ gmail.com.

Summerset II Holiday Boutique

The residents of Summerset II will host a holiday boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 193 Summerset Dr. in Brentwood. For more information, contact Mel at 925-306-2339.

Harvest Festival

The City of Oakley will have a harvest festival at noon at Oakley Civic Center Plaza with a pieeating contest, make-and-take crafts, a pumpkin decorating contest, a canine costume parade and a kids’ costume parade. For information and vendor opportunities, email coelho@co.oakley.ca.us.

Thursday, Oct. 31 Circus Night

Come to Harvest Time Church at 2200 Ventura Drive in Brentwood from 6 to 9 p.m. for a safe and fun alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. There will be candy, games and much more. Food will be for sale for low prices and admission is free. For more information, call 925-516-1908.

The Heritage High School Instrumental Musicians 13th annual breakfast with Santa will be at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. in Brentwood. Cost is $10 per person and includes pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, kids’ activities and performances by the Heritage jazz band, varsity

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Harvest Park Bowl will host a New Year’s Eve Party and 25th anniversary celebration from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at 5000 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For $250 a lane, participants get unlimited bowling and shoe rental, music, a light show, hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, party favors, champagne toast and more. For more information, contact sherry@harvestparkbowl.com or 925-516-1221 or visit www.harvestparkbowl.com.

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The Brentwood holiday parade will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the streets of downtown Brentwood. This year’s theme is “a superhero holiday,” and promises to inspire parade floats with super powerful holiday joy. For more information or to participate, contact Laura Young at 925-634-3344 or admin@ brentwoodchamber.com.

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Come have breakfast with Santa at the Oakley Recreation Center at 10 a.m. Cost is $8 per person and includes a continental breakfast and time with Santa. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 925-625-7044 or email coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

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A WWII-era B-29 Superfortress was on display at the California Capital Airshow. Nicknamed “Doc,” this B-29 is one of only two flying B-29s left in the world.

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East County is paying it forward One of our founding principles here at The Brentwood Press has been to honor the accomplishments of our local residents and readers – our hometown heroes. This week, we are launching a new feature to highlight individuals and ditorial groups working to make a difference in East County. It might be a church, veterans group, service club, youth organization, local resident or business owner. If you know someone who deserves a shout out, send us their picture and a

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short story (200 words or fewer) about what they did to make someone else’s life better. Let’s hear from the people who are the recipients of these kind deeds and from the people of this great county who give their time so freely to help others. This is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things for East County! This week, we feature two local heroes. The first is a senior resident and veteran from Brentwood who needed six large dead trees removed off his property. In less than a week, Brentwood Councilmember Karen Rarey and VFW Commander Steve Todd got together a group of about 15 people,

Letters No on Measure L

Editor: I have lived in California all my life. Over the years, I have seen farms, pastures, orchards, vineyards and open space disappear. They have been replaced with housing tracts, shopping malls, roadways, traffic and population growth. If Measure L is approved, it would mean the loss of over 800 acres of pasture and open space. In addition, there would be a permanent loss of the scenic vistas of Mount Diablo. They would be replaced by up to 2,400 dwelling units. The negative impacts on health care services, schools, parks and all other city services would result, including increased traffic on city streets and on Highway 4. Once development starts, it’s only the beginning. There will be other land use proposals for more housing development. The proponents of Measure L tell us that if passed, many of the local government financial needs for various improvements and services will be met. Over the years, I have heard repeatedly that government only needs a little more money to expand and improve services. The problem is government always needs just a little more money. I hate to think of the permanent loss of pasture lands and the open space vistas of Mount Diablo. On Nov. 5, 2019, I urge a “no” vote on Measure L. Jim Angelo Brentwood

In support of Measure L

Editor: I am writing you to express my support of Measure L. After a great deal of research, I have come to the conclusion the success of this measure will provide much needed financial and infrastructure

consisting of two arborists, volunteers from the Brentwood Rotary Club and the American Legion to help. Within less than three hours, all six trees were cut down, removed and cleaned up. Archie from S&Q Barbecue Catering provided everyone with a wonderful lunch. The second is a local air conditioning company, along with their vendor, that donates a new heater or air conditioning system once a year to a family in need. This weekend, Chris Donzelli, owner of Perfect Star Heating and Air Conditioning, teamed up with Lennox Air Conditioning to provide an Oakley group

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improvements to the City of Brentwood. More importantly is the improvements to health and safety we will get. Measure L will adjust the urban limit line, which would allow for the development of a new low-impact senior community and facilitate the protection of 225 acres of on-site open space. If Brentwood voters fail to pass this initiative, the project could still go forward in the same location under control of the City of Antioch. Here is what you can expect if this measure passes: It will improve the traffic flow getting in and out of Heritage High School and Adams Middle School with the extension of American Avenue, the widening of Balfour Road to four lanes and the completion of Hillcrest Avenue to Balfour Road. The developer is currently dedicating funding for fire protection services in Brentwood, with up to $175 million for the City of Brentwood and other local agencies, $2 million of which will go to medical help response times. $11 million will go to build a new fire station. This project will provide hundreds of long-term construction jobs over the next 20 years. I have noticed the opposition has taken to personal attacks upon the integrity of the developer, Ron Nunn. When Pat and I came to Brentwood over 21 years ago, we would spend our Saturday mornings at a little downtown coffee shop called Café Bacio. There, we would see Ron Nunn sipping his coffee and conversing with anyone who wanted to talk about this great town and issues that concern us all in Brentwood. I don’t know Mr. Nunn personally, although I have had conversations with him about issues that concern us all in Brentwood. During my research, I learned Ron Nunn is a lifelong resident of Brentwood. He attended Liberty High School and went on to the University of the Pacific. He has a 30-year history of supporting Brentwood and building

home with a new air conditioning system as part of their Feel the Love 2019 giveaway!    See page 4 for the full stories and photos, and then check us out online for additional photos and videos. Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy this new feature in our paper. Please let your friends, family and associates know when they or someone they know does something great, The Press wants to know, too! God bless you, and God bless America,  Greg Robinson Publisher & Owner

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quality communities local residents are proud of. Some of us live in those homes in Apple Hill, any of the 4 Summersets or Trilogy. Mr. Nunn has devoted his life to farming and building those quality homes, while helping to improve the infrastructure in and around those projects. His projects have provided stable, long-term employment for people who actually live in Brentwood. Mr. Nunn has provided more jobs for people in our community than any other person I know. He has financially supported many organizations that reach out to our community. He is dedicated to our town and the people who live here. I find him to be a man of great integrity. I hope you will join me in of support Measure L and vote “yes” on Nov. 5. Ronald Reagan Brentwood

Vote ‘yes’ on Measure L

Editor: I have lived in Brentwood my entire life. I have been on the Brentwood Planning Commission and a local school board member. I have been proud to live and work in this community my entire life. I feel it’s extremely important for the future of Brentwood to include this area under Brentwood’s control — not another city — especially since its boundaries are within our local school districts. Blackhawk-Nunn are the first builders to agree to build American Avenue, which is a connection back to Balfour Road and would help solve some of the traffic nightmares in this area. They are the first builder to meet with the fire district and work towards a solution to our fire issues. They were the first builder to build a gated community (Apple Hill), senior projects (Summerset and Trilogy) and built the first golf course in Brentwood. They have guaranteed these things will happen with a “yes” vote on L.

Senior projects pay school impact fees and bonds without sending any students to schools. Senior projects typically don’t add to commuter traffic but pay towards road impact fees. Vote “yes” on Measure L so we will control our future. Ronald J. Enos Brentwood

Don’t be bamboozled by Measure L

Editor: Here’s what you need to know about Measure L: The people of Contra Costa County have established urban limit line boundaries at the ballot box over and over. The County Board of Supervisors has been on the same page trying to rein in traffic for 20 years. Everyone except developers (and their friends) is against this type of development. Please look up the word “bamboozle” if you want to truly understand the motivation. It’s misleading, designed to deceive and trick (especially) commuters who often don’t have time to pay attention. So the public is bombarded with large, expensive signs everywhere by a well-funded developer mindset. Just follow the money. The same developer-friendly folks and mentality that created this mess are now using the current conditions as their argument for more of the same. It’s also a scare tactic based on fear. Past decisions created the problem that is now straining services. Road improvements are needed from so much traffic. Two decades ago, I attended many “General Plan” community meetings in which the majority of residents clearly advocated a population buildout of 43,000. Those voices were largely ignored. The current Brentwood population is already nearly twice that number. Our population is higher than Walnut Creek, a well-planned city. Steven Young Brentwood


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Liberty opens stadium with big victory by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

With the debut of Liberty High School’s renovated stadium in Brentwood last week, Lions fans had plenty to cheer about before the squad even hit the field. But Liberty kept its faithful fans happy all night long with a convincing 26-0 win over Antioch to move to 7-0 this season. “Defensive coordinator Brian Reel did a great job dialing it up, and the kids played hard and flew to the ball,” said head coach Ryan Partridge. “That is all you can ask for.” The Liberty offense scored on its first three possessions of the game to take a 17-0 lead, and the defense took care of the rest to push undefeated Liberty into a clash with league foe Pittsburg (6-1) on Oct. 18. “We definitely had to take over, because our offense was struggling a bit,” said defensive lineman James McNorton. “We always say ‘next man up,’ and the defense was that next man.” Aside from running backs Mason Padilla and Darrion Bartley, and wide receiver Cody Muth — who all scored touchdowns for the Lions — the Liberty D was a highlight-wielding force, holding Antioch (1-6) to 94 total yards. Among the standouts were Padilla, who recovered a fumble, and defensive linemen Peyton Borrelli and Payton Zdroik, who both registered key sacks in the contest. “We played like some all-stars today, some first-team players,” McNorton said of the defense. Liberty’s offense was slowed in the second half, forced to punt on its opening four second-half possessions, before quarterback Jay Butterfield found Muth

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Liberty’s Darrion Bartley (21) turns upfield during the Lions’ 26-0 win over Antioch last week. Bartley scored one of the team’s three touchdowns in the game. for an 18-yard touchdown late in the contest to cap the shutout victory. But the Lions’ largely stalled, secondhalf scoring hardly mattered, at least in this game. Liberty’s defense forced an Antioch fumble, punt and two turnovers on downs on the Panthers’ four second-

half possessions. “We have to get clicking on offense,” Partridge said when asked what the team needs to improve on during its bye week before its clash with the Pirates. “It’s tough when they put nine in the box, but we’ve got to get the passes and beat one-

on-one coverage at that point.” Liberty returns to the field to host Pittsburg during its homecoming game on Oct. 18 at 7:15 p.m. Antioch welcomes rival Deer Valley on Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. To view a video and a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia

Pittsburg QB breaks record in win over Freedom by Jesus Cano Correspondent

At the end of Pittsburg’s 49-33 victory over Freedom, a young fan looked up at Pittsburg quarterback Jerry Johnson. Just the fact that the 6-foot-3 QB donned a Pirates uniform put the child at a loss for words. “That’s so awesome,” the young fan said. Johnson was once in the same shoes. Back when he was in middle school, he always thought to himself, ‘What’s a way he could be remembered in his community?’” The answer was the number 22. That was Johnson’s lucky number, and now he sits at the top of the record books for Pittsburg.

After his 203-yard and three-touchdown performance, Johnson broke the single-season record for most passing touchdowns, previously held in a threeway tie between Jason Guerrero, Joe Lewis and Julius Mozee. “All glory to God,” said Johnson. “I really wasn’t worried about the record. I was going with the flow, taking it one play at a time.” Pittsburg scored 17 unanswered points to begin the game, but it wasn’t a walk in the park by any means. Freedom came into the game 0-7, but played its best game all season. With just over three minutes left to play, Freedom scored twice, including a passing touchdown from Jake Byrne to Matt Quesada, and a Jordan Lee run.

Johnson scored his record-breaking pass to Brian Pierce, Jr. — the same player who caught his record-tying pass — to give the Pirates the 23-14 leverage heading into half. Freedom struck back on its first second-half possession on Lee’s second touchdown of the game, set up by DeNiro Killian Jr.’s 63-yard catch, to cut the Falcons’ deficit to 23-21. Johnson added to his record by throwing his third touchdown pass of the game to Avant Muldrow, to make it 3621. After a series of back-and-forth plays between the two teams, which saw Muldrow add to the lead on a 31-yard drive, while Lee cut the score to 49-33 with his third touchdown of the game,

and Brett Basola recorded a sack, forcing a Pittsburg three and out. It looked promising, but Freedom couldn’t hang on to the ball, and it cost them the game with seven turnovers. Freedom wasn’t able to recover. “Nobody has given up,” said Freedom head coach Andrew Cotter. “Everyone is fighting. We keep competing, and hopefully they can apply that outside of life.” Pittsburg head coach Victor Galli said his team has a lot of work to do with the unofficial league championship game against Liberty scheduled for Oct. 18. “We got ahead of ourselves,” said Galli. “We got a lot of stuff we need to clean up after this. It’s going to be a challenge. It should be fun.”


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East County’s own Kellen Chadwick #83 ran strong for his $1,500 A Modified victory in the Donna Soares Memorial race.

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East County racer pulls out victory Kellen Chadwick won the 20-lap A Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the Donna Soares Memorial race, and it’s a special race that pays tribute to the cofounder of Oval Motor-

sports, who started promoting Antioch Speedway in 1998. It was the third win of the season for Chadwick, and he collected $1,500 for his effort. see Racer page 24

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Valley Surf Champions Cup West Coast Soccer’s U16 Wicked girls team — featuring East County players Makeila Yancey, Sabrina Rogers, Kaya Scott, Miranda Valle and Maddie Herrera — dominated the Central Valley Surf Champions Cup. West Coast defeated Walnut Creek Surf 4-1 and Turlock Academy 1-0 to position them at the top of the standings after a Saturday of games. West Coast put on an attacking clinic as they took care of the Mavericks 5-0 to set up the championship game against a tough IR Academy Purple squad.   The Wicked offense was led by the extremely talented front line of Anaya Shelton, Zusette Zamora, Aryana Jones, Bailey Gualco, Miette Sessoms and Scott, The midfield was controlled by Alexi Ochoa, Yancey, Herrera and Valle.

Defenders Andrea Castillo, Allyson Thompson, Mariah Hinojosa, Niella Sessoms and Rogers held down the back line and limited scoring opportunities, while youngster Jordan Oshana minded the Wicked net for all four games. West Coast out played and outscored IR Academy for a 2-1 result, with goals from Scott and Gualco. West Coast Soccer’s Mary Jane Anzo received player of the tournament award for her outstanding leadership and play. “Winning the Champions Cup Tournament is a great way to keep our momentum going,” said coach Troy Dayak. “We will enjoy it for now, but the team must refocus on a grueling Champions League play ahead.” The Wicked is currently undefeated in National Premier League Champions League and have the first round of State Cup ahead.

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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 as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4908 Chaps Court, Antioch, CA 94531-0000 A.P.N.: 053-480004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 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: $ 512,555.70. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2019-00996-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: September 20, 2019 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80871 Publish Dates: October 11, 18, 25, 2019.

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): ALEJANDRO A. PADILLA-ACOSTA AND FATIMA R. PADILLA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0053418-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/13/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $515,484.78 The purported property address is: 5132 MONITOR PASS WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 055-300-048 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-14-655720-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan

Service Corp. TS No.: CA-14-655720-CL IDSPub #0156892 9/27/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80818 Publish Dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 2019.

only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-859595-RY IDSPub #0156768 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 10/25/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80745 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, 2019.

the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2016-00280-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: September 26, 2019 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80924 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005458-00 The name of the business(es): Band-Its Headbands Located at: 1617 Cayenne Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amy Jo Davies. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10-1-13. Signature of registrant: Amy Jo Davies. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 3, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Expires Seotember 3, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80877 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005725-00 The name of the business(es): PROmotions Located at: 6001 Bridgehead Road In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. John Chadwick 2. Denise Chadwick. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-13-19. Signature of registrant: Denise Chadwick. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires September 13, 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80748 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005417-00 The name of the business: PCJJ Living Community Located at: 5025 Ranch Hollow Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Philicia Jones 2 Clement Seniga. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8-30-19. Signature of registrant: Philicia Jones. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Expires August 30, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80855 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005459-00 The name of the business(es): Cobaltia Travel Located at: 5686 Leitrim Court In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Lisa Marie Bibby 2. Steven Wayne Bibby. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Lisa Bibby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 3, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Expires September 3, 2024. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80739 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005570-00 The name of the business: All Roads Lead 65 Max Foundation Inc. Located at: 4924 Bridle Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: All Roads Lead 65 Max Foundation. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2012. Signature of registrant: Pamela L Henderson, President/Founder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 6, 2019 by Deputy S Smith Expires 9/6/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80899 Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005715-00 The name of the business(es): Tri-Delta Realty Located at: 3377 Deer Valley Road, Suite 161 In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos Chamberlain . 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: Carlos Chamberlain. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Expires September 13, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80736 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005933-00 The name of the business: Mr Fixit Located at: 5619 Ventry Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: DGM&M Construction Corp. 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: Doreen Lopinto, Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 24, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 9/24/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80944 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2019-00996-CA A.P.N.:053-480-004 Property Address: 4908 Chaps Court, Antioch, CA 94531-0000 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件 包含一个信息摘要 참고사 항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀYIMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/27/2006. 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. Trustor: Alberto S. Porras and Nuria S. Aguilar, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 10/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0325050-00 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/20/2019 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 512,555.70 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE 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, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-14-655720-CL Order No.: 590530 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/3/2005. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-859595-RY Order No.: 190863402 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/4/2017. 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): EMIDIO H LOPEZ AND NINIVET F FRAGOSO HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 2/14/2017 as Instrument No. 2017-0028283-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/4/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $507,385.50 The purported property address is: 2968 ALDRICH COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 051-450-024-8 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-859595-RY. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2016-00280-CA A.P.N.:053-283-006 Property Address: 4536 Roebuck Way, Antioch, CA 94531 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个 信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습 니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀYIMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/26/2005. 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. Trustor: YOLANDA ZAMORA AND RENEL L. ZAMORA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 06/07/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0203874-00 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 12/02/2019 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS, PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER, 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $555,714.91 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE 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, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: 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 as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4536 Roebuck Way, Antioch, CA 94531 A.P.N.: 053-283-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 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: $ 555,714.91. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005358-00 The name of the business(es): DLHA De La Housaye & Associates Law Group Located at: 1211 Newell Avenue, Suite 210 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): De La Housaye & Associates, A Law Corporation. 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: C. Angela De La Housaye, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 28, 2019 by Deputy R. Rentals Expires August 28, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80705 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005470-00 The name of the business: 1. Anthony Striplen Photography 2. Anthony Gilbert Images Located at: 3282 Helen Lane In: Lafayette, CA 94549, is hereby registered by the following owner: Anthony Striplen. 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: Anthony Striplen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 3, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 9/3/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80722 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005527-00 The name of the business: Bel Air Carpet Cleaning Located at: 1531 Trawler St. In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anatole Vihracheff, Jr. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11-1-09. Signature of registrant: Anatole Vihracheff, Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 5, 2019 by Deputy C. Preston Expires September 5, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80806 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019.

at: 599 Apple Hill Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jewel Bisset. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-13-19. Signature of registrant: Jewel Bisset. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires September 13, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80737 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019.

ing owner: Dominion Life Christian Center. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/26/19. Signature of registrant: Olusegun Abugan, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 26, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 9/26/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80917 Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

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: Joscelyn Jones Torru, Esq. Jones Torru Law, PC 2200 Sand Creek Road, Suite B-7, Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 308-7070 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80965 Publish Dates: October 11, 18, 25, 2019.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Clarence Cumberbatch Jr. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Clarence Cumberbatch Jr. CASE NUMBER: N19-1827 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Clarence Cumberbatch Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Clarence Cumberbatch Jr. b. AKA Pete Clarence Cumberbatch to Proposed Name: PETE Clarence CUMBERBATCH. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/15/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/18/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 80852 Publish Dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005788-00 The name of the business(es): RT Motors Located at: 1189 Main St. In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gurinderjit Singh Toor. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/17/19.. Signature of registrant: Gurinderjit S. Toor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 17, 2019 by Deputy C Preston Expires 9/17/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80948 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019.

filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 9/30/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80971 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005529-00 The name of the business(es): Danielle’s Mortgage Support Located at: 1175 Tropicana Ln In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Danielle Marie Yocum-Solorio. 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: Danielle Marie Yocum-Solorio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 5, 2019 by Deputy B. Alvarez Expires September 5, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80700 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005572-00 The name of the business(es): Mad Detailing Located at: 871 Bond Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Arlie. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-9-19. Signature of registrant: Michael Arlie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2019 by Deputy J. Graff Expires September 9, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80779 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005616-00 The name of the business(es): NuMint Located at: 2101 Henry Hart Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Julia Nicole Kozlov. 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: Julia N. Kozlov. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 10, 2019 by Deputy B. Alvarez Expires September 10, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80777 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005683-00 The name of the business(es): Charme Vintage Located at: 1609 Oak Park Blvd In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nancy Robinson. 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: Nancy A. Robinson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 11, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornellus Expires September 11, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80726 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005684-00 The name of the business(es): Le Jardin Salon Located at: 1603 Oak Park Blvd In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nancy Robinson. 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: Nancy A. Robinson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 11, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornelius Expires September 11, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80725 Publish dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005714-00-00 The name of the business(es): Books Love Kidz Located

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006026-00 The name of the business(es): Boardwalk Grill Located at: 5879 Marina Road In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RSBR INC. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ron Mccaslin-CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornellus Expires September 30, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80920 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005765-00 The name of the business(es): 1. BeautyHollyc 2. LashaHollyc 3. BrowaHollyc 4. LipaHollyc Located at: 8900 Brentwood Blvd Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Holly Morales. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5-1-19. Signature of registrant: Holly Morales. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 16, 2019 by Deputy C. Preston NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Expires September 16, 2024 Brentwood Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Press No. 02-1273 80903 Publish dates: Business and Professional Codes #21700October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. 21716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS StorQuest Self Storage in Brentwood, CA, NAME STATEMENT will sell at public sale by competitive bidFile No. F-0005766-00 The name of the ding the personal property of: Name: Jason business(es): Secret Garden Designs DeOcampo, Jose Villalobos-Arellano, Located at: 932 SnapDragon Court In: Brent- Tamara Myers, Carrie Callaway, Stewood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the ven Purpura, Steven Bigler, Corrine following owner(s): 1. Stefani Heffner 2. Comeaux, Heather Erb, Monica FerThomas Heffner. This business is conducted nandez. Property to be sold: household by: Married Couple. The registrant com- goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, menced to transact business under the ficti- toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer tious business name or names listed above Company: www.storagetreasures.com on N/A. Signature of registrant: Thomas The Sale will end at 10:00 AM on October Heffner. This statement was filed with the 29, 2019. Goods must be paid in CASH at County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: site and removed at completion of sale. September 16, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Ex- Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of pires September 16, 2024 Brentwood Press settlement between owner and obligated No. 02-1273 80916 Publish dates: October party. StorQuest Self Storage 325 Guthrie 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. Ln Brentwood, CA. 94513 925-322-1883 www.storagetreasures.com Brentwood FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Press No. 02-1273 80974 Publish dates: NAME STATEMENT October 11, 18, 2019. File No. F-0005840-00 The name of the business(es): deHaro Construction LoNOTICE OF PETITION TO cated at: 4361 Technology Dr. Unit I ADMINISTER ESTATE In: Livermore, CA 94550, is hereby regis- OF: Linda Ramirez Garcia, aka Linda R. tered by the following owner: deHaro Con- Garcia, deceased CASE NUMBER P19struction Inc. This business is conducted by: 01439 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, A Corporation. The registrant commenced to contingent creditors, and persons who transact business under the fictitious busi- may otherwise be interested in the will or ness name or names listed above on April estate, or both, of: Linda Ramirez Garcia, 1993. Signature of registrant: Dustin Prusso, aka Linda R. Garcia, deceased. A Petition President. This statement was filed with for Probate has been filed by: Petitioner, the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Cynthia Loredo in the Superior Court of September 18, 2019 by Deputy R Rantala California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Expires 9/18/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02- Petition for Probate requests that: Pe1273 80941 Publish dates: October 11, 18, titioner, Cynthia Loredo be appointed 25, November 1, 2019. as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition FICTITIOUS BUSINESS requests authority to administer the estate NAME STATEMENT under the Independent Administration of File No. F-0005961-00 The name of the busi- Estates Act. (This authority will allow the ness: Bindsolutions Located at: 606 Bristol personal representative to take many acCt In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby reg- tions without obtaining court approval. istered by the following owner: 1. Bahman Before taking certain very important acMozaffari 2. Pouria Khazaei. This business is tions, however, the personal representative conducted by: A General Partnership. The will be required to give notice to interested registrant commenced to transact business persons unless they have waived notice under the fictitious business name or names or consented to the proposed action.) The listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: independent administration authority will Bahman Mozaffari, Pouria Khazaei. This be granted unless an interested person statement was filed with the County Clerk files an objection to the petition and shows of Contra Costa County on: September 25, good cause why the court should not grant 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 9/25/2024 the authority. A hearing on the petition Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80919 Pub- will be held in this court as follows: a. lish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, Date: November 01, 2019 Time: 9:00 2019. a.m. Dept: 14. b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. If you FICTITIOUS BUSINESS object to the granting of the petition, you NAME STATEMENT should appear at the hearing and state File No. F-0005978-00 The name of the your objections or file written objections business: Lucas Group Property Man- with the court before the hearing. Your agement Located at: 181 Sand Creek Rd., appearance may be in person or by your STE I In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby attorney. If you are a creditor or a registered by the following owner(s): Lucas contingent creditor of the decedent, Realty, Inc. This business is conducted by: you must file your claim with the court and A Corporation. The registrant commenced mail a copy to the personal representative to transact business under the fictitious appointed by the court within the later of business name or names listed above on either (1) four months from the date of N/A. Signature of registrant: Lucas Realty, first issuance of letters a general personal Inc., Sandra Lucas, CEO. This statement was representative as defined in section 58(b) filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 County on: September 25, 2019 by Deputy L days from the date of mailing or personal Spence Expires 9/25/2024 Brentwood Press delivery to you of a notice under section No. 02-1273 80900 Publish dates: October 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a crediFICTITIOUS BUSINESS tor. You may want to consult with an NAME STATEMENT attorney knowledgeable in California File No. F-0005988-00 The name of the law. You may examine the file kept by business: Lighthouse Academy Located the court. If you are a person interested at: 1265 Dainty Avenue In: Brentwood, CA in the estate, you may file with the court a 94513, is hereby registered by the follow- Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. - 17-11279 APN - 010-680-0402 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER BRENTWOOD BELVEDERE OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (ASSOCIATION) COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AND A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT (LIEN) DATED 12-12-2017. 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 10-23-2019 at 1:30 PM, At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center outside near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565, ALLIED TRUSTEE SERVICES, (Trustee) 990 Reserve Drive #208, Roseville, CA 95678, (877) 282-4991 under and pursuant to Lien, recorded 12-18-2017 as Instrument 2017-0236480-00 Book - Page - - of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, CA, WILL CAUSE TO BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale) the property owned by YADER LOPEZ-SEVILLA AND CARLEE LOPEZ, situated in said County, describing the land therein: A.P.N.: 010-680-040-2 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 34 ROCKWELL STREET BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. File No. - 1711279 Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the sums due under the Lien. The estimated total unpaid balance at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $6,651.22. THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE 90-DAY POST-SALE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AS SET FORTH IN CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 5715(B). Association heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default. The undersigned caused a 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the Association, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 4777869, or visit this Internet Web site WWW. STOXPOSTING.COM for information, using the file number assigned to this case: 1711279. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATE: September 12, 2019 ALLIED TRUSTEE SERVICES, Trustee KATHLEEN YOUNG, Authorized Signature Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80742 Publish dates: September 27, October 4, 11, 2019.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Reddy Gattu Kiran SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Reddy Gattu Kiran CASE NUMBER: N19-1637 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Reddy Gattu Kiran filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Reddy Gattu Kiran to Proposed Name: Kiran Reddy Duvvuru. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/08/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 09/12/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80732 Publish Dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Boardwalk Grill at 5879 Marina Road, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 9-28-17 under File No. F-0005918-00 (*1) Ceja Inc. 5879 Marina Road, Discovery Bay (**) This business was conducted by: A Corporation. Signature: Chris Cookson, Treasurer and Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80918 Publish dates: September 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005789-00 The name of the business: Journey Located at: 1189 Main St. In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Rubeen Kaur Virk Toor 2. Gurinderjit Singh Toor. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/17/19. Signature of registrant:Gurinderjit S. Toor , Rubeen Toor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 17, 2019 by Deputy C Preston Expires 9/17/2024 Oakley Press No. 030477 80946 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005853-00 The name of the business: White Oak Studio Located at: 136 Willowrun Way In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ryan Christopher Kort. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/19/2019. Signature of registrant: Ryan Kort. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 19, 2019 by Deputy L Arosamena Expires 9/19/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80915 Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005854-00 The name of the business: Hello Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Located at: 2591 Main St In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ansony Kim, DDS Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ansony Kim, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 19, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 9/19/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80968 Publish dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005948-00 The name of the business(es): Mr. Appliance of Oakley Located at: 206 Amberwind Circle In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: TS Appliances, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Lesley Belcher, Paralegal, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 24, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 9/24/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80912 Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006030-00 The name of the business(es): Next Level Solutions Located at: 4691 La Vista Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Jordan Gabriel Oseguera 2. Adam Mark Wetzel. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM Signature of registrant: Jordan Oseguera. This PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER statement was filed with the County Clerk of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2019 The following person(s) has withdrawn as a by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 9/30/2024 Oakgeneral partner(s) from the partnership op- ley Press No. 03-0477 80969 Publish dates: erating under the fictitious business name October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019. of Malibu Lash Co. at 1405 Sweetbriar Ct, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious busiFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ness name statement for the partnership NAME STATEMENT was filed on 7/8/19 in the County of Contra File No. F-0006034-00 The name of the Costa under the File Number F-0004297. business: Diablo Vault and Track SupThe full name and residence of the person ply Located at: 29 Oregano Ct In: Oakley, CA or persons withdrawing as partner: Holly 94561, is hereby registered by the followMorales 2587 Stirling Ct. Brentwood, CA ing owner(s): John Maurice Ambrose. This 94513 Signature: Holly Morales. This state- business is conducted by: An Individual. The ment was filed with the County Clerk of registrant commenced to transact business Contra Costa County on: September 16, under the fictitious business name or names 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80904 listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. John Maurice Ambrose. This statement was

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: SLG-190-SNS Loan No.: 286190 APN:035-740-080 Property Address: 4816 Bayside Way, Oakley, California 94561 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/8/2006. 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 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: Fred Schau Duly Appointed Trustee: Singer Law Group Recorded 8/16/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0259296 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/1/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $440,458.89 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4816 Bayside Way Oakley, California 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources. you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee. beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public. as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site https://www.lpsasap.com/, using the file number assigned to this case SLG-190-SNS. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 9/27/2019 Singer Law Group 2192 Martin Suite 150 Irvine, California 92612 Sale Line: (714) 730-2727 Daniel Singer, Managing Attorney A-4706569 10/04/2019, 10/11/2019, 10/18/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80922 Publish dates: October 4, 11, 18, 2019.


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Here come the holidays It began innocently. A few miniature houses would adorn my fireplace mantel at Christmas time, and then get packed up and put away until the next year. But then along came Michael’s, with their line of Lemax Hangin’ in “Christmas Village” pieces. here I remember it vividly. I stood there like a six-year-old, eyes wide and mouth agape as I watched the magical display. Vicki There must’ve McKenna been a dozen different little houses and businesses, all lit up, with some playing music. A miniature train blew its whistle and chugged its way around the entire display. I was enchanted — and broke by the time I left, despite my coupons. I couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving to come and go so I could start setting up my town. That’s when I realized my fireplace mantel wasn’t close to large enough. I had to think bigger! I looked up, above my kitchen cabinets, where I discovered a vast, barren landscape awaiting my Christmas Village. Until then, the only thing up there was a dusty, fake plant. I could part with that. I dragged a ladder into the kitchen and began assembling the town. It wasn’t easy. Maury had to drill holes in the cabinet shelves so I could feed an electrical cord up to the top. I needed extension cords and duct tape to keep all the wiring out of view. Hours later, I climbed down the ladder and inspected my work. I was thrilled, but ... something ... something was missing ... Ah yes, more houses! I had room for so many more! I returned to Michael’s and purchased a firehouse, a candy shop, an alpine ski lodge and, of course, a pub. I also bought trees, tiny people, a bridge and some little lamp posts. It was like playing with an adult-sized dollhouse. I also

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added white lights behind my town which illuminated the whole thing. I can’t tell you how proud of it I was. My friends loved it, and we all joke about how we wish we could shrink down and live up there in my Christmas village (usually after a glass or two of wine). Every Friday, my friends and I grab coffee at our local Starbucks, and that time together means a lot to me. I desperately wanted to find a miniature Starbucks for my town, but couldn’t find one anywhere. For my birthday this year, my friends surprised me with a miniature Starbucks! They found it on eBay! I have the best friends in the world. When Christmas was over, I couldn’t bring myself to pull everything down. It gave me so much joy. So, I decided to leave the town up there. Now, in the spring, I switch out the Christmas trees for cherry blossom trees, and then fall trees in the fall. Yes, Lemax thinks of everything, and more. This summer, they came out with a whole Fourth of July-themed town, which, of course, I bought. Maury had to drill some more holes in the cabinet shelves. More cords and lights went up, illuminating the gazebo (with a band seated inside that plays music), a summer cottage and an ice cream truck. I told myself that would be the end of my Lemax love affair. After all, I was running out of space and money. But then came “Spooky Town.” Do I even need to tell you what those people over at Lemax came out with for Halloween? The “Haunted Clock Tower,” the “Tilt-a-Hurl” ride with spinning pumpkins, a drinking establishment for witches called the “Brew House” — and so much more! My oldest daughter called and asked if I’d been to Michael’s lately. Ironically, I was at Michael’s when she called. She, too, had been bitten by the Spooky Town bug, and was already setting up her town. I was clearing a space on

“ I desperately wanted to find a miniature Starbucks for my town, but couldn’t find one anywhere. For my birthday this year, my friends surprised me with a miniature Starbucks! They found it on eBay!

my dining room buffet for my new “Spooky Town” when my 20-year-old son came into the room and started opening the boxes. That’s right, my “Call of Duty” videogame-playing, obscene-rap-songblasting son actually volunteered to set the whole thing up. He was hooked! And, he did a great job! He googled “Spooky Town” limited edition pieces, and suggested I run to Michael’s to get them before they sold out. And I did! If by now you’re concluding that my entire family has gone crazy, you may be right. But a funny thing is happening among my group of friends. Call me a miniature-town pusher, but I gave my friend Nancy a “Pumpkins for Sale” Spooky Town trailer. I had an extra one and asked if she wanted it. It was her first Spooky Town piece. The next thing I knew, she was at Michael’s picking up the “Haunted Clock Tower.” It’s contagious, I tell you! I can only imagine what my home will look like in a few years. Maybe I can charge admission and give tours. I’m pretty sure Maury has had just about enough of this miniature town stuff, but I need his help and his drill just one more time. You see, I have one small cabinet left in the kitchen with nothing on top of it, and it’s the perfect spot for the newest addition to my Christmas village: “Ludwig’s Nutcracker Factory.” And the madness continues...

Blessing of the animals East County Shared Ministry invites everyone to bring their pets to church on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. for the annual Blessing of the Animals. The service will be held in the facility’s social hall at 200 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. All critters are welcome, as long as they are leashed, caged or otherwise safely secured. This annual event is always held in the social hall, where tile floors offer a much more pet-friendly environment for the animals. A fellowship time will follow worship with refreshments for the humans, who are encouraged to bring treats for their pets during this time. This tradition is an international one and honors St. Francis of Assisi, whose love of nature and all creation sparked the custom 800 years ago. The event here has become a happy and meaningful one for those whose pets are

truly family members. “Our pets are often part of our family and offer a special kind of companionship,” said Rev. Christy Ramage, copastor. “They can help reduce stress and relieve loneliness among the many benefits.” East County Shared Ministry consists of Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg and First Congregational Church of Antioch. All are invited to participate in their community and worship life, including, but not limited to: believers; seekers; agnostics; those of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions; all races, cultures, classes and abilities; those who hope for a better world and who have lost hope. Services are Sundays at 10 a.m. Visit www. eastcountysharedministry.org or call 925-439-9161 or 925757-4094 for more information.


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northeast corner of the subject property.
 Another 200 acres near the property, west of Deer Valley Road — described by Save Mount Diablo as a rocky area of large oaks, separating Antioch and the Lone Tree Valley/Sand Creek area from Brentwood and Horse Valley — will also be protected from development. Save Mount Diablo will gain another 1,360 acres of open space and recreational trails up Marsh Creek, on the slopes of Mount Diablo — an estimated 20-minute drive from the Measure L property.
 All land parcels involved in the deal are owned by the Ginochio family. Seth Adams, Save Mount Diablo’s land conservation director, regards this deal as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: giving up about 590 acres of fragmented property surrounded by roads, squarely in the path of development, already bordered on three sides by development, and with minimal wildlife value, in exchange for preserving almost three times as much property (1,785 acres) of visually appealing, resource- and wildlife-rich lands in the Marsh Creek Watershed. The agency has thus far preserved 50,000 acres in East County, from Black Diamond Mines to Los Vaqueros, since Adams was hired in 1988.
 “From the very beginning, what was clear was that this land was more important than (the Measure L development property),” Adams said. “Everything else they own is more important than this. Properties on Mt. Diablo, properties on the Walnut Creek side, properties along Marsh Creek Road, etc.”
 The centerpiece of the deal is 1,360

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July 20, 1942 – Oct. 5, 2019 Lifetime resident of Brentwood. He passed away at home on Oct. 5. He was 77. He worked at Gaylord for 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Teresa, his son Dennis (Maritza), daughter Letty (Perry), granddaughter Audrey (Jesse), grandson Tony. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch.

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acres of eventually publicly accessible lands on the sides of Curry Canyon — 720 acres that include Rhine Canyon and rise onto Mount Diablo’s main peaks and Prospectors Gap, and 640 acres that encompass Sulphur Springs and Windy Point. These lands have been eyed by the land trust and conservation organization since 1971, and are considered two of the group’s most coveted land pieces in the county, Adams said.
 They serve as the last pieces needed to fill in Curry Canyon — the major unprotected canyon on the side of Mount Diablo — in which about 800 species of plants and animals were found in a 24-hour period during a recent bio blitz conducted by around 40 scientists, Adams said.
 “It’s world-class spectacular,” he said of the property. “It’s the most important wildlife habitat in the county that is not already protected.”
 The 200 acres west of Deer Valley Road, already inside the Antioch urban limit line and zoned for up to 400 homes, will be blocked from development if the measure is approved, becoming part of the eventual 3,000-acre Deer Valley Regional Preserve, while also serving as a visual separator and an open space corridor preventing Antioch from expanding south. “We made sure there was land protected higher in the watershed and right next to Brentwood to strengthen the urban limit line in a green wall of protected land along the west and south of the city,” Adams said. While the total conversation deal is on the table, it could slip away soon if not finalized, Adams said. 
 John Ginochio, owner of the properties at the center of the deal, Bob Nunn, a member of the development group, and Adams have a relationship dating back decades — an association that certainly helped pave the way for the proposed conservation deal, Adams said.
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and, hopefully, do our revenue measure next year.” One significant change in the 2019-20 plan is the addition of a planned $2 million fire-prevention budget that is tracked and reported separately from the operating budget. The district was forced to stand up a fire prevention bureau after the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District — which had performed inspection duties for the district since ECCFPD’s inception in 2002 — opted to not renew the contract for those services. The contract expired in late 2018, and the obligation reverted to ECCFPD. Income derived from construction plan reviews and building inspections will be used to offset the expense of the prevention bureau, and a study is currently underway to help the district determine a fee structure that will support that approach. Young also explained that revenue from fire prevention activity cannot be used to support other fire service operations, which is why the fire prevention budget is reported as separate and

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now, Adams said.
 “John Ginochio has been holding back the dam of more and more family members who want to sell everything, subdivide,” Adams said. “What happens over time is if someone isn’t doing that, properties get broken into smaller pieces and fragmented.”
 OPPOSITION GROUP RESPONDS Measure L opponents, including a grassroots group of Brentwood residents, the nonprofit land-conservation and urban-planning organization Greenbelt Alliance, and environmental organization the Sierra Club, take issue with the openspace elements of the plan.
 Kathy Griffin, who has spearheaded a community action group opposing the proposal, said Save Mount Diablo has no right bargaining on behalf of Brentwood residents who stand to lose if the measure is approved, adding up to 2,400 units the city doesn’t need.
 Opponents also dispute the notion that the 225 acres preserved on the property will truly be open space, feel that the proposed housing project will overwhelm nearby infrastructure and would be inappropriately situated right across the street from the future Deer Valley Regional Preserve. They also take exception to the fact that the centerpiece of the trade — 1,360 acres of eventually publicly accessible lands on the sides of Curry Canyon — isn’t even in Brentwood.
 “(Adams) can’t be bargaining on our behalf, because we feel the trade-off has negative repercussions for building out the entire parcel,” Griffin said.
 Opponents believe that onsite land preservation, possibly featuring vineyards and olive groves, won’t actually be open to the public, and will be maintained and harvested using homeowners association fees.
 “A: it’s not open space; it’s going to be planted,” Griffin said. “And B: the homeowners association fees are going to have to be paid to maintain and harvest it, so when you think about it, the developer

is getting off scot-free. And it’s not open space, because it’s not open to the general community.”
 Worse yet, the opposition points out, if the measure is approved, it clears the way for the large housing project to be across the street from the future Deer Valley Regional Preserve, using nearby roads and infrastructure unfit to handle the additional traffic. 
“Our own General Plan has a plan in it: 583 ranchette estates and very lowdensity housing,” Griffin said. “It has circulation plans that are way better than this plan.” Greenbelt Alliance Deputy Director Matt Vander Sluis agrees. He declined to comment on Save Mount Diablo’s potential acquisition, but indicated the project’s impacts extend well beyond the loss of land. If approved, the measure could negatively pave over rich agricultural land, straining water supplies, exacerbating traffic impacts and increasing air pollution, he said. “The 193-page measure is written by sprawl developers for their own profit, leaving Brentwood residents to suffer the impacts,” he said. Vander Sluis pointed out there are 40 growth boundaries around the Bay Area — clear lines in the sand in which major developments are not allowed — and if the measure is approved, it will stand to be the largest expansion of a voter-approved growth boundary in Bay Area history. “I am not going to comment on their decision,” he said, alluding to Save Mount Diablo. “Again, we know this is a lousy deal for Brentwood, a lousy deal for the community, a lousy deal for the environment, the local economy and our agricultural heritage.” For more information on the measure, visit www.bit.ly/2AWbwp1. For more information on the grassroots organization opposing the measure, visit 
www.allianceforabetterbrentwood. org. For more information on Measure L, visit www.brentwoodca.gov/gov/admin/ clerk/measure_l.asp.

distinct from the operating budget. Also reflected in the 2019-20 plan is an operating fund excess with a starting balance of $10.2 million, much of which came from the 2017 discovery of $6.2 million erroneously left behind when the district transferred its funds and financial operations from the county to the district. The district’s reserve equating to 20% of its operating revenue comes from that fund, and approximately $1.9 million is planned to be spent on initiatives identified in the district’s strategic plan, including pension-rate stabilization, planning for the 2020 revenue measure and planning for a training facility. ECCFPD Fire Chief Brian Helmick cautioned against assuming that the excess operating fund can be used to operate an additional station, despite the relatively large balance it currently reflects. He said the fund would quickly be exhausted, leaving the district facing layoffs and operating without a financial safety net. “For us to eliminate the operating fund excess that we have would be a short-term

play,” explained Helmick. “The long-term impacts would be detrimental ... I would agree with people that our reserves are higher today. And I agree with them that could open another station today. But I’m glad we have a 10-year forecast for people to look and see what would happen tomorrow if we made a very reactive decision to do something like that, because there would be a lot of red.” Helmick added that the district’s financial future will become more clear in 2020, as some type of funding mechanism will be put in front of voters. Whether that measure passes or fails will influence decisions on how that fund is utilized. “From a budget standpoint, I think that the district is still financially sound,” said Young. “We are looking forward toward implementing our strategic plan, and hopefully obtaining additional revenue to allow us to open more stations in the next several years.” The ECCFPD budget documents can be found at www.eccfpd.org/financialreports-current-mous.


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Saturday, Oct. 12 Vagabond Players Costume Sale

The Vagabond Players will hold a costume sale at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. 2nd St. in Antioch, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 925-689-3368, email Sharonredman1@gmail.com or visit www.vagabondplayersinc.com.

Discovery Bay Sci-Fi Campout

Get out of this world at the Discovery Bay sci-fi campout at Cornell Park, 501 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay, from 1 p.m. on Saturday to 10 a.m. on Sunday. Bring your UFOs, dress as your favorite sci-fi character and meet some popular sci-fi personalities. There will be giveaways and more. This event is free, but you must pre-register to participate at www.conta.cc/2Y7GwLV. For more information and updates, visit www. bit.ly/sci-ficampout, or contact Amanda Dove at Discoverybayevents@gmail.com or 925-408-8332.  

Brews and BBQ

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will host a fun afternoon of BBQ competition, craft beer and wine pours, live music and local vendors at Tess’ Community Kitchen, 8091 Balfour Road in Brentwood, from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $40-$55. For more information or to become a vendor, call 925-240-4144 or visit www.bit.ly/ chamberbrewsbbq.

E-Waste for Good

Knightsen Elementary students will be accepting e-waste from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1923 Delta Road in Knightsen. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. All funds raised will go toward the Knightsen swim program. For more information, email KnightsenPool@gmail.com.

Bethel Island Lions Club Spaghetti Feed Join the Bethel Island Lions Club from 5 p.m. to midnight at Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane on Bethel Island, to raise money for Lions Club charities. The evening will include a no-host bar, raffle, door prizes and karaoke. Admission is $15. For more information, contact Dave Lawler at d_lawler@comcast.net or 925-595-1451.

Brentwood Oktoberfest

Downtown Brentwood will host Oktoberfest from 1 to 7 p.m. at City Park, 710 2nd St. in Brentwood. The event will include a wiener dog parade, Alpine sound band, beer stein races, live music and a kegerator raffle. For more information, email bdcbrentwood@gmail.com or visit www. brentwooddowntown.com/okt.

Sunday, Oct. 13 The Music of Simon and Garfunkel

Harken back to the ‘60s with the music of Simon and Garfunkel at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. 2nd St. in Antioch. The show runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and tickets cost $29 for adults, $27 for seniors and $15 for children. For more information, contact Debbie Moore at debbie@elcampaniltheatre.com or 925-757-9500.

Monday, Oct. 14 Walnut Creek Garden Club Meeting

The Walnut Creek Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gardens at Heather Farm, 1450 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. All are welcome to attend and learn about integrated pest management. For more information, contact Catherine Accardi at 925-934-9015 or caacat@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Liberty Adult Education Microsoft Class The Liberty Adult Education Center has a Microsoft Office Suite class on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 18. Cost is $130,

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been bitten by the genealogy bug. Classes are Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and run through Nov. 19. For more information or to register, call 925-634-2565.

interested in gardening. For more information, contact president Bob Selders at 925-642-0080 or r.selders@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Oct. 17 Liberty Adult Education Bookkeeping Class

Thursday, Oct. 24 Boogie Nights Live Music

This group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. It is open to any member of the community who is caring for or knows someone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No charge, no reservations needed. Speaker varies each month. For more information, call 925-2847942 or visit www.alznorcal.org. 

The Liberty Adult Education Center will offer a bookkeeping and accounting class on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 19. The course will cover terms, concepts and applications for a service business. Cost is $130, plus textbook and online workbook. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www. libertyadulted.org.

Brentwood Chamber Mixer

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Village Community Resource Center, 633 Village Drive in Brentwood. Come for networking, refreshments and raffles. For more information, contact Laura Young at 925-634-3344 or Admin@ brentwoodchamber.com.

Saturday, Oct. 19 Rocktober Fest 2019

The Delta Realtor Community Service Foundation presents Rocktober Fest, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Cedar Creek Stables, 1095 Eden Plains Road in Brentwood. Tickets cost $25 and include live music, dancing and all-you-caneat tacos until 9 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and proceeds benefit local high school scholarships, food banks and senior projects.

Art and Vine: a Toast to the Kids

Come to Petersen Vineyards, 101 Blaine Lane in Knightsen, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to support the Brentwood Union School District Elementary Art Docent Program. Tickets for wine flights can be purchased online or at the event. For more information, contact Susan Knight at smsknight@gmail.com or 925-4377795 or visit www.brentwoodartsociety.org/ art---vine.html.

Heart of the Delta 5k

Join the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce on its inaugural Heart of the Delta 5k and festival. The run starts at 8 a.m. and the festival goes from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Start your day off with a run along the Delta, then enjoy the festival, which includes a car show, kids’ zone, live music, wine and beer tasting, food trucks and more. Funds raised go towards local schools. For more information, visit www.bit.ly/heartofthedelta5k.

Hot Rods for Paws

The sixth annual Hot Rods for Paws fundraiser will be at the Somersville Towne Center, 2550 Somersville Road in Antioch, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraiser benefits Furry Friends Pet Relief, which helps over 3,000 pets each year. This family friendly event will have food trucks, raffles, a kids’ zone, pet costume contest and more. For information, call 925-240-3178 or visit www. furryfriendsfoodre.wix.com/hr4p.

Sunday, Oct. 20 Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Brentwood Blaze Cheer’s 4th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Brentwood Veterans Hall, 757 First Street in Brentwood. The event will include vendors, foot trucks, raffles, prizes, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Admission is free. For more information, contact Alison Pack at 925848-8422 or brentwoodblazecheer@gmail.com or visit www.brentwoodblazecheer.com

Tuesday, Oct. 22 Intermediate Genealogy Class

Liberty Adult Education Center will have an intermediate geneaology class for those who have

Boogie Nights presents live music by the Boogie Aces Band for dancing and fun at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. from 7 to 10 p.m., with dance lessons starting at 6:45 p.m. The evening will include refreshments and a no-host bar. Attendees must be 21+. Cost is $10 for those who pre-register and $12 for everyone at the door, cash only. Call 925-516-5380 with questions or to register. Funds raised benefit the Brentwood Senior Center.

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Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection’s Coffee with Carolyn

Coffee with Carolyn is a free cancer support group for women sponsored by the Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection of Byron. The group provides a loving environment for women who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. and the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For location and more information, contact Carolyn George at 925-577-3325.

Discovery Bay Cars and Coffee

The Discovery Bay Community Foundation is hosting a community gathering on the third Saturday of each month through October. This free event is an opportunity for car enthusiasts to share their rides. All cars are welcome. Come to the Boardwalk Grill parking lot at 5879 Marina Road in Discovery Bay, from 8 to 10 a.m. to see some neat vehicles and check out the shops at the marina. For more information, contact Jim Mattison at jim@dbcf.info or 925-698-1590.

East Contra Costa Historical Society

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood, is open 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and third Sunday through October. Tour the 1890s home, one-room school, new resource center and other features from East County’s past. For more information, call Dawn at 925-513-3247.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

Senior Cane Self-Defense Class

Learn how to defend yourself with your alwayshandy cane and improve your health and fitness. Classes are every Thursday at the Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St. in Oakley, from 1 to 2 p.m. and cost $5 per lesson. For more information, call 925-626-7223.

Grief Support Group

This group is to provide support for adults age 18+ grieving the death of someone close to them. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the John Muir Urgent Care Center, 2400 Balfour Road, suite 223. For more information, contact Suzi Spangenberg at 925-887-5678 or suzis@ hospiceeastbay.org or visit www.bit.ly/ griefsupportgroup. 

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Looking for legal advice? Consult an experienced attorney for free every fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St. in Oakley. Attorneys provide short-term advice or give appropriate referrals. For more information or an appointment, call 925-625-0200.

Soroptimist International of Antioch Meeting

The Soroptimist International of Antioch will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Wednesdays at noon at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center at 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For more information, contact Mary Ann Redden at 925757-5605 or visit www.si-antioch.org.

Soroptimist International of the Delta

Oakley 4-H meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The club is open to boys and girls ages 5-19 and adults. For more information and meeting location, contact Oakley@ contracosta4h.org.

The Soroptimist International of the Delta general meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delta Gallery of the Arts, 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128, Brentwood. This is a group for women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and girls. For more information, contact Maria Landski at 925-516-5935 or visit www.siofthedelta.com. 

Square Dancing Lessons

Al-Anon Meetings

Oakley 4-H Club

Join the Delta Squares Club for square-dancing lessons for beginners. Everyone age 8 and up is welcome; children under 18 require adult supervision. Lessons are at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane in Brentwood. For more information or to register, visit www.brentwoodca.gov or www. DeltaSquares.com.

Senior Center Flea Market

The Oakley Seniors will host a flea market at the Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St. in Oakley, on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and vendor tables are available for $10. For more information, call Tim Lear at 925-238-5356.

Delta Informal Gardeners

Delta Informal Gardeners meet the fourth Monday of each month, except June and December, or Monday holidays, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. in Brentwood. Come learn from great speakers and spend time with others

Al-Anon meets Mondays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Al-Anon was made to help friends and families of alcoholics. For more information, call 925-784-8030.

Byron Delta Lions Club

The Byron Delta Lions Club meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, in Discovery Bay. For more information, visit www. byrondeltalions.org.

Free Medical Clinic

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center hosts a free medical clinic at 2210 Gladstone Drive in Pittsburg on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Uninsured adults ages 17+ are eligible. For an appointment, call 925-4392009 on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.svdp-cc.org/ programs-rotacare-clinic. 


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