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by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The residents of Discovery Bay voted for two incumbents and one newcomer to fill the three open seats on the town’s Community Services District (CSD) board. Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce President Chris Steele, along with incumbents Kevin Graves and Brian Dawson led the field of five candidates. Steele set the pace, garnering 27.71 percent of the tally, while Graves and Dawson secured their spots for four years with 24.08 and 18.11 percent, respectively. Candidate Walter MacVittie earned 16.42 percent of the vote, and first-time candidate Jonathan Silver trailed with 13.38 percent. On Wednesday, first-time candidate Steele said he was still absorbing the news. “I just can’t believe it; it’s amazing,” said Steele. “I’m looking forward

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to getting to work and I know there are some challenges ahead, including an aging sewer infrastructure and some work that needs to be done on the budget. We just need to make sure we have some sharp pencils and a good calculator. But I think we have a great board and a great town and I’m excited to be a part of it all.”

Graves, who with Dawson was appointed to the CSD board 11 months ago, said he would continue the work already in place, including balancing the budget and planning for the town’s water and wastewater needs. “I say from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am to have such devoted supporters,” said Graves. “And with the

election behind me, it is time to once again focus on the tasks at hand. We will be facing the same challenges, but with renewed energy. “With a solid four years ahead, there is high confidence that the concerns of the public – recreation, safe and abundant

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Holiday happenings are upon us The holidays are just around the corner, and East County is gearing up for a season of sensational events. From small-town parades to tree lightings, holiday fairs, boutiques and fun-filled activities, there’s something for everyone looking for a little holiday cheer. Here’s a sampling of some upcoming events:

Saturday, Nov. 6 St. Anthony Columbiettes Shop with more than 20 vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail columbiette10414@aol.com. Press file photo

Discovery Bay’s annual Holiday Parade of Lights brings out the caroler in everyone, as evidenced during last year’s event. The popular parade is usually held the first weekend in December.

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The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Appetizers will be served throughout the evening. For more information, call 925-216-4411. Super Holiday Boutique The boutique runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Church gym, 1313 A St. in Antioch. Come and shop for that perfect gift. Featured items include The Pampered Chef, Arbonne International and Eco Couture. For more information, call 925-497-4054. Fundraiser for Liberty HS Choir The Liberty Holiday Boutique, showcasing unique holiday gifts, gourmet foods, gift baskets and more,

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Christmas Basket program begins Oakley The Brentwood Regional Community Chest is at it again, bringing back one of the city’s most treasured holiday traditions – and one of its most unique. BRCC’s annual Christmas Basket program has been helping local families in need enjoy the holidays for more than 30 years. This year it will provide 500 families a box of food, a turkey, fresh vegetables and bread, and a gift for each child. While assistance programs have sprouted up in the East County area since the BRCC began, the hands-on effort of hundreds of community members makes the BRCC effort unique. “Rose Pierce began doing this with just her own determination, muscle and powers of persuasion,” said BRCC Vice President Rick Lemyre. “She used to let people know just what was expected of them to help out in plain, straightforward way, and people have been responding ever since.” Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor is responding in his own way for the second year. Last year, Taylor launched his “The Mayor Is a Turkey” campaign, collecting thousands of dollars – eight bucks at a time – to offset the cost of the program’s turkeys. The outpouring was enough to induce him to make a number of public appearances dressed in a turkey suit. “My goal this year is 2010 donations of $8,” Taylor said. If he reaches his goal, he’ll appear at the Streets of Brentwood for a “public basting.” Details of the basting weren’t clear as of yet, but Taylor is well on his way to spending an afternoon in an

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Liberty High School Kiwanis Key Club members Katherine Buffum, left, Kenzie Westfall, right, and Mikey Santos help Jeff Schults (in cap) wrap donation barrels for the Brentwood Regional Community Chest Christmas Basket program. The barrels will be distributed to locations in far East County next week. over-sized roasting pan. Wearing the turkey suit at last weekend’s Rotary Trade Club Dinner, he collected nearly $700 in cash, plus a check from Rotary for $500. “This is what Brentwood is all about,” he said. “People helping each other out and having a good time doing it.” Lemyre said that, as always, lots of volunteers will be needed to help out with food sorting on Dec. 17, and the distribution on Dec. 18. In the meantime, he encouraged people to seek out the many donation bar-

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The Friends of Oakley Christmas Basket program will be registering families on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration takes place at the City of Oakley White House Community Annex, 204 Second St. Registered families will receive non-perishable food, fresh bread and vegetables, a turkey and a wrapped toy for each child up to age 18. Families must bring either a power or water bill with the family name as proof of Oakley residence, as well as a name and address matching a California driver’s license or identification card. Friends of Oakley will consider special circumstances. One family meal will be provided per residence. Christmas Baskets will be distributed on the afternoon of Dec. 19. Last year, the Friends of Oakley Christmas Basket program served 195 families, distributed gifts to 1,100 children and provided meals and gifts to more than 45 seniors.

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Toy drive with teeth in it

Richard Wisdom of the Brentwood Kiwanis and Jorgelina Bertero of Brentwood Embroidery & Sewing model period garb locals will see along with the familiar Salvation Army donation kettles this year.

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Joining the Army This year you’ll be able to add familiar faces to the familiar sounds of jingling bells as local charities pitch in to help fill the familiar Salvation Army red kettles. Major Jackie Smith of the SA’s Antioch Corps said the jangling solicitors Americans are accustomed to seeing outside stores during the Christmas holidays are not usually volunteers. In fact, at $8 per hour, the workers last year consumed more than 60 percent of the cash collected. Organizer MJ Rock decided to do something about that, and has recruited members of the local Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs, as well as other volunteers, to fill as many shifts as possible over the holidays, enabling more of the proceeds to go to the folks in need. The SA provides emergency assistance, after-school care and a summer day camp to East

County families, as well as monthly food distributions. Each year, the Antioch Corps collects and distributes toys for 3,000 local children. A third of the toys are distributed by Santa himself at an annual Community Kids Christmas Party. On Nov. 6, this year’s bell-ringing season will kick off with local celebrities doing the honors. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., local notables including former pro football players, mayors, citizens of the year and even Oakland Raiders mascot Gorilla Rilla will be seen beside kettles from Pittsburg to Discovery Bay, dressed in Victorianera costumes provided by the Delta Quilters and Brentwood Embroidery & Sewing. Other volunteers, wearing red “I’m a volunteer” aprons, will continue to staff the kettles until Dec. 24. For a complete list of kettle locations, log on to www.thepress.net and search for “Salvation Army kettles.”

or more than 15 years, “Dr. Rob” Sheffield, an orthodontic specialist with offices in Antioch and Brentwood, has sponsored a toy/gift drive to benefit local families in need of gifts during the holiday season. Over the years, Sheffield has partnered with the Antioch Police Activities League and Brentwood’s Family First, a nonprofit organization. Between now and Dec. 15, residents are invited to participate by bringing a gift to one of Sheffield’s offices, and he will match the gift. The Antioch office is located at 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Suite 100. The phone number is 925-757-9100. The Brentwood office is located at 1140 Second St., Suite C. The phone number is 925-634-4446.

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Veterans parade

Members of Girl Scout Troop 30131 prepare an old and tattered American flag for retirement during a recent campfire ceremony.

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Retiring Old Glory Girl Scout Troop 30131 recently retired a tattered and unserviceable American flag that had flown over and was donated by Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa. The troop retired the frayed flag at an evening campfire ceremony. A flag retirement ceremony is a patriotic, moving and solemn event. It can be officially performed by only three organizations: the U.S. military, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. First, the girls unfurled the flag, carefully making sure it did not touch the ground. Holding the flag taut at waist level, they then cut out the blue field of stars to separate it from the red and white stripes. One by one they removed the red and white stripes from the flag. When all the colors were removed, each girl carefully placed a stripe in the fire after

their troop leader recited the names of each of the original 13 colony names in the order they joined the union. After all of the red and white stripes were retired, the field of stars was placed in the fire. While the flag was being consumed, the troop leader recited the names of all 50 states of the Union in the order of their establishment. After the entire American flag was officially retired following the proper etiquette, the troop leader recited “I Am the Flag,” a moving poem about patriotism and respect for Old Glory. Since the recent ceremony, Troop 30131 has received five additional American flags designated for retirement. If you have a tattered flag that needs to be properly retired, email gstroop30131@yahoogroups.com.

Veterans throughout East County will be honored for their service at the annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 in downtown Antioch The parade will begin at approximately 11 a.m. near the Antioch Lumber Company, and conclude at the marina. The event, which typically draws more than 20,000 people, will feature a restored Vietnam-era Huey assault helicopter, vintage cars, military vehicles, the Antioch and Deer Valley marching band and various community organizations. But standing front and center in the parade will be the veterans. “It’s important that we honor all of the men and women who served in all of the wars and who have given their lives for us to enjoy the freedoms that we do,” said Mayor Jim Davis, who is co-chairing the event with his wife, Susan. The parade’s grand marshals have not yet been announced, but past comarshalls have included Vincent Silva, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, and Richard Lundin, a major general in the Northern California Army Reserve. For additional information, or to participate in the parade, call Jim Davis at 925-890-4503.

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Local Giants fans delivered from torture by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

After weeks of growing beards, wearing panda hats and withstanding nightly torture, East County San Francisco Giants fans were rewarded for their dedication by the team’s first World Series victory, a 4-1 domination of the Texas Rangers. Baseball’s top title – the Giants’ first since moving from New York to San Francisco in 1958 – has been worth the wait for faithful. When eccentric closer Brian Wilson finished off the ninth inning on Monday night, several local fans celebrated and felt the soothing feeling that comes with a title. “The pain and suffering linked to this team goes back a long way,” Antioch resident Brian Ortega said. “We’ve had a lot of years ending with a lot to be desired. We have embraced this team full of characters and now we have an opportunity to truly relish a championship.” The triumph was close to the heart of Brentwood resident and lifelong Giants fan Kathi Reed, who has dedicated a room in her house to all things orange and black. Reed’s family was present the 1989 World Series, when the Giants were swept by the Oakland A’s, and she was watching in an Anaheim bar in 2002 as her favorite team battled the Angels. She recalled getting eye surgery in the fall of 1987. Her doctor couldn’t clear her to return to work as a paralegal, but she was OK to go to Giants games. Reed said she moved to San Francisco when she was 11 and fell

in love with the team, then playing at Candlestick Park. The Giants room is a scrapbook of her memories, displaying photos of the grandkids’ first San Francisco games, memorabilia and photos of Juan Marichal, Barry Bonds, Will Clark and Tim Lincecum, among several others. “It’s real exciting,” said Reed, who attended game one of the 2010 World Series at AT&T Park. “It’s like The Bad News Bears – they’re the underdogs.” Antioch resident Debbie Mazzanti was aglow with the healing effect the Giants’ playoff run. She started attending Giants games at Seal Stadium, loved watching what she called one of the best Giants teams ever make a heart-stopping playoff run and capture the National League pennant. Mazzanti and several others packed the Antioch sports bar and restaurant Bases Loaded, which was usually filled to capacity during San Francisco’s exciting playoff run. “I couldn’t even breathe. It really has consumed my life for the last two months,” she said of watching the Giants play deep into October. When Andrew Benz of Brentwood heard the news that the torture was finally over, he was overcome with emotion. Benz was nearly moved to tears, he said. He was able to go to a National League Championship Game against the Philadelphia Phillies, an experience he’ll never forget. “To see a city behind the team as they played,” Benz said, “it was really an incredible experience.” To comment, visit www. thepress.net.

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At right, Brentwood Giants fan Kathi Reed, left, arrived in San Francisco early on Wednesday to make sure she got a front-row spot for her team’s World Series victory parade.

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ARE BANKS “DUMB”? People tell me all the time how “dumb” their bank is. Here is the typical scenario: A homeowner owes $500K on a home that is now worth $250K. They are having trouble paying the payment on the $500K balance, so they apply for a loan modification. The homeowner could easily afford a mortgage of $250K, so they ask for a principal reduction. The bank’s response is that they’ll lower the interest rate to make the payment more affordable, but they won’t touch the balance. The homeowner gets infuriated at this response and refuses to comply. Things deteriorate from there, and foreclosure is imminent. The bank is about to foreclose on the home, incurring all the legal, cashfor-keys, fix-up and then selling expenses. So they may only net $200K doing it this way. This is where the current homeowner thinks the bank is being “dumb.” Wouldn’t the bank be better off dropping their balance to $250K, keeping the homeowner in the home, collecting all that interest, and not losing the other $50K? Seems like a win-win, right? If that was the ONLY loan that bank held, then absolutely that is the better way to go. In the above example, it is obvious that losing $250K

AND keeping a $250K loan on the books earning interest is WAY better than losing $300K AND losing the client’s business, too. But this is NOT the only loan the bank holds. If the banks started dropping principal on balances for a few homeowners just because they started missing payments, then their fear is that everyone else will stop paying in order to get the same deal (this is called a “moral hazard”). From the lender’s perspective, they’d rather make a few “dumb” individual decisions and lose millions rather than the multiple billions they would lose with acrossthe-board principal reductions. This is similar to how in a battle a general may sacrifice a few troops in order to accomplish the major goal. The troops on the ground may not understand the strategy from their vantage point. IF the market recovers quickly, then the banks were actually smart to take this approach. IF.... If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline. com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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It’s a Matter of Law By Amy Alvis & Barbara A. Frantz

IF I SET UP A LIVING TRUST, DOES THIS GUARANTEE THAT MY ESTATE WILL NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROBATE? Unfortunately, despite what most people believe, the answer to this question is not always “No”. Yes, a properly drafted living trust is very effective at avoiding probate of your estate at death; however, there are several situations which can arise which will require some, or maybe even all, of your assets to still have to go through probate. In fact, many of the probate cases I handle for my clients are for one or two assets that were just not in the decedent’s living trust. One primary reason for this is that when people create their living trust, especially when they try one of the “do it yourself ” methods, they fail to properly “fund” the trust. What this means is that they do not re-title all of their assets like real estate, bank accounts, and brokerage accounts into their living trust. Another reason for this is that people simply fail to review their trusts and assets on a regular basis to ensure that they are still funded in their trust. For example, it is extremely common that when you refinance your home, the lender will require you to pull the property out of your living trust to fund the loan. After escrow closes, people often forget to put the property back into their trust and then, when they pass away, they have a piece of real property out of their trust

that requires a probate action to put it back in the trust. Problems like this can be avoided by many easy steps. The most obvious and least expensive way to do this is to be sure all of your assets are funded in your trust and to have an annual trust review. Another important step really goes back to the formation of your estate plan and having the proper contingencies in place. This is in the drafting language in the living trust and all the supporting documentation to your living trust. With proper planning and evidence, there are ways to petition the court to transfer assets back into your living trust, even after your death, without a formal, lengthy, and expensive probate proceeding. To find out more about how you can ensure your living trust will avoid probate, call Amy Alvis at Alvis Frantz and Associates, A PC at (925) 516-1617. HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION YOU WANT TO SEE ANSWERED HERE? Go to our website and “Contact Us”.

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New, old faces on local school boards Voters Tuesday tabbed a blend of newcomers and incumbents to fill local school boards in Tuesday’s election. The outcomes of the races include:

Byer, Ghiggeri and Spears at Liberty Voters went with one incumbent and two newcomers to help lead the Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) over the next four years. Former teacher, coach and LUHSD administrator Roy Ghiggeri was the top-vote getter, earning 28.75 percent of the tally. Ghiggeri campaigned on his wealth of experience within the district and his years of community volunteerism. Joanne Byer’s 25 years of experience on the LUHSD board might have helped her slide easily into second place with 22.37 percent of the vote. Byer cited her accomplishments over the past two decades on the board as key factors in keeping the district focused and headed in the right direction. Incumbent Yolanda Pena-Mendrek lost her bid for a second term to third-place winner and newcomer Daron Odell Spears, who won 18.98 percent of the vote. The farmer and cattle rancher won his first-time bid on a platform of providing business experience and a fresh perspective to the LUHSD board.

Motts, Hack for Antioch school board Two new members will be seated on the Antioch Unified School District Board of Trustees, voters decided on Tuesday in a close race. Joy Motts, whose mother was a four-term board member, will carry on the family tradition, earning 16.98 percent of the vote. Motts edged out Jack Yeager, a teacher at the Pittsburg Adult Education Center, by a mere four votes. Retired teacher Gary Hack earned the most votes, garnering 18.27 percent of the tally. Motts was the chairwoman of the committee that promoted the Measure C bond, which provided money for renovation and modernization. Hack taught fourth, fifth and sixth

Andrew Coffman, seen here with son Grady, is the newest member of the Oakley Union School District Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of Andrew Coffman

grades at Sutter Elementary School and is a former five-term president of the Antioch Education Association. Only 12.77 percent of voters marked the name of incumbent Teri Lynn Shaw, who lost her bid to regain her seat. The other spot on the board was vacated by Wade Harper, who earned a seat on the Antioch City Council.

Partida, Geddes and Benz win BUSD Newcomer Heather Partida will join incumbents Emil Geddes and Tobi Benz on the Brentwood Union School District Board of Education. Partida, a mother of two students at Brentwood Elementary, is new to the board, but as executive assistant to the Oakley school district superintendent, she knows how a school district works. Partida earned 18.88 percent of the tally, surpassing challenger Allan Frank by 80 votes. She will be taking over Larry Hilburn’s seat on the board. Hilburn’s 17.70 percent of the vote wasn’t enough to earn him a second term. Geddes, a member of the school board for 14 years, was the overall favorite, receiving 24.58 percent of the 25,628 votes cast by Brentwood residents. The former schoolteacher is also the board’s current president. Benz, the board’s longest-serv-

ing member at 17 years, collected 20.10 percent of the votes. Benz is a teacher at Laurel Elementary in Oakley, but her three children passed through the Brentwood district.

Coffman joins OUSD board Tuesday’s election saw Andrew Coffman win one of three available seats on the five-member Oakley Union School District Board of Trustees. Coffmann will be joined on the board by victorious incumbents Gloria Lott and Mark Jordan. Although the three ran uncontested, Coffman was required to wait for Election Day to be officially voted onto the board. A two-year resident of Oakley and father of three, Coffman said he’d like to find ways to help the district rebound from the recession so that it can continue to provide a quality education for Oakley’s youngest residents. As the father of an autistic child, Coffman also plans to be a champion of special education, and continue to advance Oakley’s existing specialeducation programs.

Landro, Sprenkel, Sugimoto in Byron In the race for the Byron Union School District’s three available seats, the two incumbents held onto their spots while newcomers John Craig, Gary Steinberger and Jeffrey Sugimoto battled it out for the vacancy left by BUSD Clerk Karri Murayama, who did not seek re-election. Sugimoto was the top voter-getter, garnering 27.73 percent of the tally. The financial advisor and longtime Discovery Bay resident ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and community involvement. Homemaker and current BUSD President Jill Sprenkel won with 23.56 percent of the vote, capitalizing on her school board experience and advocacy for a balanced school budget and quality programs for students. Incumbent and legal administrative assistant Elaine Landro grabbed 20.97 percent of the vote, and campaigned as a proponent of a stay-the-course approach as the district faces myriad challenges down the road.


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Family expo promotes healthy lifestyle by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

If you go to the Healthy Families Expo in Brentwood, you’ll find bounce houses, local fresh foods and myriad tips for leading a happy, healthy and fit life. What you won’t find is a lack of information. “The idea behind this (event) is to provide for the community a kind of one-stop resource center for everything,” said Kristi Ortiz, organizer of the event. “Everyone wants to be healthy and live a healthier lifestyle; they just don’t always know where to start.” And starting Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3101 Balfour Road (corner of Fairview and Balfour roads), the inaugural family expo will provide fun and creative ways to keep the family healthy in mind, body and spirit. The event will showcase environmentally friendly products and businesses that specialize in keeping the home energy efficient and safe from toxins. Sutter Delta Medical Center will be on hand to provide free whooping cough vaccines to the first 500 adults 18 and older. And John Muir Health will offer free health screenings for residents throughout the day, including glucose testing, blood pressure screenings, information on women’s and children’s health-related services, cancer services and support groups, body fat composition calculations and informa-

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The Healthy Families Expo on Nov. 13 in Brentwood will feature kid-friendly events such as this one above, as well as parent informational booths on everything from health care to recycling. tion on cardiac and cardiology services. Chiropractor Dr. Susan Love will be available to offer free backpack checks for kids and instruction on how to properly wear a backpack. And there will be a child identification station as well as a booth from the nonprofit Sight for Seniors program, which offers free eyeglasses and exams to seniors who qualify.

“I’m most excited about the community outreach aspect of this and letting people know about all the healthy resources available to them,” said Ortiz. “As a mom, I know there are so many questions within the community about everything from going green to vaccines. We want to include every single aspect of what it means to be healthy.”

Including financial health. The event will feature local financial experts offering tips for families on staying financially sound, including information on debt relief. Thinking about going green but don’t know where to start? There’s a booth or two for that at the expo as well. “Being environmentally conscious doesn’t have to be overwhelming,” said Ortiz. “People can take those first steps by doing something as simple as turning out the lights and recycling when they can. It’s as easy as that.” The expo’s focus on kids will include bounce houses, a demonstration by The Little Gym, free Kindermusik classes, arts and crafts, plus shopping. “We wanted to make this a fun day for the whole family, so we’ve included a lot of things for the kids so that the parents can go through and get their vaccinations, ask questions and make the most of the event,” said Ortiz. “There will also be shopping, gift items, fresh foods in a marketplace kind of atmosphere, and even recipe books on healthy eating. “The response so far (from vendors and residents) has been amazing. I think it is going to be a great day.” The Healthy Families Expo will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 925-595-0272 or go to www. brentwoodmamafestival.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Jingle those local cash register bells by Kevin Romick Oakley City Council The Christmas season’s dawn will soon be breaking over the November hills long before you get the turkey out of the oven. Now tell me, have you thought what you might give to your favorite Aunt Sofie? For the woman who has everything, how about an elephant ear? Please note, I am serious, and you don’t have to travel the UEST world looking for one (or betray COMMENT your principles, either). You can find it, and most of your holiday needs, right here in Oakley. Check Aunt Sofie off your shopping list, because her elephant ear is waiting for you at Pompei Nursery. Now that you’ve got the swing of things, realizing what fun it is to shop in Oakley, browse through all of the other stores as well. You’ll be surprised at what’s out there.

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Do you know that buying in Oakley helps Oakley? It doesn’t matter if you shop in a chain store or an independent business. Buying local keeps the money local. Not only does 1 percent of the total state sales tax come back to our fair city to be used locally when you buy locally, but it is the primary source for making our community a great place in which to live, providing us with police services, street and landscaping maintenance, senior services, youth activities, parks, arts and community events and much, much more. Now this is what you need to think about: When you spend your money out of town or online, those tax dollars support these same services – but in other communities. Let’s keep our money in Oakley. Shop Oakley first. Success breeds success. One of the goals of your City Council is to help Oakley attract new business. A busy shopping center is an indication to prospective investors that we have a thriving community and can sustain additional shopping opportunities. New

LETTERS Reaching out for ribbons Editor: My name is Karli Blach. I am 10 years old and I am a member of the Brentwood 4-H. I am working on a leadership project and I could really use your help. I am doing a ribbon donation for disabled riders through Sue Copeland, the SIRE therapeutic riding program. I would like people to go though all those ribbons that they have won and put in a box that are just collecting dust and donate them to a wonderful cause. Please give them to me so I can donate them to Sue Copeland’s ribbon donation organization. I am setting my goal high, and I am hoping to collect 500 ribbons to donate to this wonderful organization. If you would like more information about this great organization, here is Sue Copeland’s website: www.chronofhorse. com/article/sue-copeland-recyclingribbons-worthy-cause.

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Water charges unfair Editor: I want to give you some facts on our situation in Harbor Bay Condos. According to a 2008 published water study, we in DB average 545 gallons a day per connection. There are varying reports as to how much water we had metered to us so far, our landscape water, but it is about 5 million gallons this year. Divide this by 365 = 13,699 gallons per day for all our units. Divide this by 122 units = 112 gallons per day. That means we used only about one-fifth of the average water use on our landscape. That also means we have at

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businesses will not only increase the variety of products and services, but those employees working for these new establishments utilize local grocery stores, banks and services such as local day care providers, plumbers, carpenters, dentists, doctors, accountants and other professional services. It’s a win-win for everyone. Last but not least, we need to think about our devoted, hardworking business people. The Friday following Thanksgiving is often referred to by merchants as “Black Friday.” Finally, after months of buying, selling and stretching to make ends meet and keep the business going, the profit margin begins to peek around the corner. Black Friday and holiday shoppers make those cash registers ring and sing. Holiday shopping brings the accounting books out of the red and into the black. So surprise yourself and find a lot of what you’re looking for right here in Oakley. Remember: shop Oakley first and have a great holiday season. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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least 433 gallons to use in our homes. According to the city of Tracy, a nearby community much like ours, they use 70 percent of their water at each home on landscape. We both live in the same climate area. We are billed through our tax bill for our residential water at the 5,000-squarefoot lot size. If you take our complete acreage of 12 acres or .10 acre per home, which equals 3,570 square feet per home, we are way below the 5,000-square-foot area we are billed at. The CSD acknowledges that it is unfair to charge us again for the water we already pay for, but they say it would be setting a precedent to stop charging us and to (refund) the moneys we have already paid. Unfair is unjust! At a recent CSD meeting, one of the directors stated we were unfortunate to be “low hanging fruit.” We are being treated grossly out of equality with the rest of Discovery Bay! Now the CSD wants to force meters onto our financially stressed group of homeowners long before the state re-

quires it for us (2015). This $300 to $600 installation without applying it across the rest of Discovery Bay is also grossly unjust. The CSD board needs to admit it was wrong in applying large water users meters and charging us for the same water we paid for in our tax bills. The CSD board needs to cancel our water meters and refund the excess charges and admit they jumped ahead of the proverbial cart with us. Lou Erickson Discovery Bay

Heartfelt thanks Editor: I would like to thank my family, friends, and those who supported me for all they have done for the past three months. It has been an honor to be a part of a process that has made our country great. I appreciate and respect the trust as a community that you have bestowed upon me. Again, thank you. Jonathan Silver Discovery Bay

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Oct. 27, 1:30 a.m. An unidentified person knocked over the mailbox of a residence on Montecito Drive. Oct. 27, 4:40 p.m. An unidentified person attempted to cash a forged check from the bank account of a resident of Knightsbridge Court. The victim suspects that the check was stolen from his mailbox. Oct. 27, 4:55 p.m. An unattended cell phone was stolen during a party at a residence on Wheatfield Court. Oct. 27, 6:11 p.m. An unidentified person shattered the upstairs window of a residence on Spanish Bay Drive. Oct. 27, 10:55 p.m. A resident of Pajarito Court was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility Oct. 28, 8:03 a.m. An unidentified person stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on Cedarwood Trail. Oct. 28, 3:56 p.m. An unidentified person attempted to gain entry into a residence on Carnegie Lane by prying off the rear screen door. Oct. 28, 4:03 p.m. An unidentified person stole tools from a vehicle parked on Trinity Drive. Estimated loss: $1,900. Oct. 28, 6:08 p.m. A resident of Shadow Falls Drive reported that her front door locking mechanism was tampered with. Oct. 28, 9:53 p.m. At a business on Sand Creek Road, an unidentified person assaulted a victim in the parking lot while two other unidentified persons entered the business, forced two persons into the office to open the safe, and stole currency out of the safe and registers. Oct. 28, 10:14 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, two subjects were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of soliciting prostitution. Oct. 28, 10:18 p.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road, a subject drove off the roadway, down the embankment of a creek and struck a retaining wall, sustaining fatal injuries. Oct. 29, 10:08 a.m. An unidentified person stole the license plate of a vehicle parked on

LOGS Shady Willow Lane. Oct. 29, 7:06 p.m. The vehicle registration of a driver who struck a streetlight pole in the parking lot of a business on Lone Tree Way was found to be expired in excess of six months. Oct. 29, 7:12 p.m. A subject sent a text message to a resident of Waterville Drive in violation of a domestic-violence restraining order. Oct. 29, 10:45 p.m. On Lathum Court at Brighton Drive, a subject involved in a hitand-run incident was arrested for DUI and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 30, 2 a.m. Two subjects contacted on Grovewood Loop were found in possession of suspected ecstasy. It was later determined that one of the subjects had stolen a vehicle in Antioch. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility Oct. 30, 8:49 a.m. On Shady Willow Lane, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center and released on a Promise To Appear. Oct. 30, 3 p.m. A subject arrested for shoplifiting from a business on Lone Tree Way was released on a Juvenile Affidavit. Oct. 30, 8 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, a subject involved in a traffic collision was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 30, 8 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane, a subject who was found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Oct. 30, 9:03 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, an unidentified driver rear-ended another driver and fled the scene. Oct. 30, 9:46 p.m. At a business on Sand Creek Road, two subjects refused to leave the premises after being instructed to do so by security personnel. One of the subjects resisted officers. Both were arrested and released on Juvenile Affidavits. Oct. 31, 11:55 a.m. An unidentified person opened several accounts in Las Vegas using the personal information of a resident of Granville Lane. Oct. 31, 3:20 p.m. An unidentified person removed the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor from a vehicle parked on Carter Place.

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On Brentwood Boulevard, two subjects were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of soliciting prostitution. Oct. 28, 10:14 p.m. Loss: $1,933. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Oct. 18 – A vehicle was stolen from the 4600 block of La Casa Drive. Oct. 18 – A previously stolen vehicle was recovered on the 5000 block of Gaspar Court. Oct. 18 – On the 100 block of Rhine Court, a subject was found in violation of probation. Oct. 18 – On Laurel Road at O’Hara Avenue, a subject was found to be driving without a license. Oct. 18 – Subjects were caught driving with suspended or revoked licenses on Carol Lane at Main Street and on East Cypress Road at Rubens Way. Oct. 18 – A juvenile was reported as a runaway on the 100 block of Lariat Court. Oct. 18 – A vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Coventry Drive was burglarized. Oct. 18 – A residence on the 4800 block of Carrington Drive was burglarized. Oct. 18 – Grand theft was reported on the 100 block of Lariat Court. Oct. 18 – On Carol Lane at Main Street, a subject was found in receipt of stolen property. Oct. 19 – On Main Street at Teakwood Drive, a subject was found in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Oct. 19 – On Del Antico Avenue at Walnut Drive, a subject was found to be under the influence of drugs. Oct. 19 – On the 2000 block of Truman Lane, a subject was charged with violation of probation. Oct. 19 – A vehicle was towed from Concannon Drive at Weibel Circle. Oct. 19 – Arrest warrants were served on West Cypress Road at Empire Avenue, the 100 block of Lauritzen Lane and the 3200 block of Main Street. Oct. 19 – Terrorist threats were made against a subject on the 1600 block of Port Way. Oct. 19 – A residence on the 4500 block of El Monte Court was burglarized. Oct. 19 – On West Cypress Road at O’Hara Avenue, a subject was found in possession of

stolen property. Oct. 20 – Two vehicles were stolen from the 4600 block of Salvador Lane. Oct. 20 – On East Cypress Road at Jersey Island Road, a subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs. Oct. 20 – On West Acme Street at Norcross Lane, a subject was found in violation of probation. Oct. 20 – Arrest warrants were served on the 4900 block of Teakwood Drive, on Big Break Road at Main Street and on Hall Street at Main Street. Oct. 20 – Grand theft was reported on the 800 block of Chianti Way. Oct. 20 – Vandalism occurred on the 4900 block of Frank Hengel Way. Oct. 21 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Main Street at Vintage Parkway. Oct. 21 – A suspicious circumstance occurred on the 1500 block of Thistle Court. Oct. 21 – An arrest warrant was served on Almondtree Lane at Main Street. Oct. 21 – On the 3100 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Oct. 21 – Domestic violence with injury to spouse occurred on the 400 block of Rocky Mountain Way. Oct. 21 – A court order was issued for domestic violence on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Oct. 21 – Indecent exposure was reported on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Oct. 21 – Terrorist threats were made to a subject on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Oct. 21 – A residence on the 1900 block of Chardonnay Drive was burglarized. Oct. 22 – An incident involving hazardous materials occurred on the 4300 block of Beechnut Lane. Oct. 22 – Arrest warrants were served on East Bolton Road at Main Street, on Beaulieu Lane at Lakespring Drive, on the 1500 block of Wildcat Way and on the 1700 block of Chianti Way. Oct. 22 – Petty theft of vehicle parts was reported on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Oct. 22 – Vandalism was reported on the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road. Oct. 22 – On the 2000 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for public intoxication.


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Latest History Mystery remains unsolved No one was able to identify the photographer or the people sitting on the porch in the Press’ October History Mystery. The closest guess to identifying the photographer came from retired LIFE Magazine photographer Bill Wasson of Brentwood. Wasson guessed that the photographer might be Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904), who had previously photographed the John Marsh House in 1870s. Wasson learned his trade from a student of Eadweard Muybridge. Muybridge is known for the images taken at Leland Stanford’s horse ranch, now Stanford University, that photographically proved all four hooves of a running horse do leave the ground. Historian Carol Jenson applauded Wasson’s guess, but Muybridge, who sported a full beard all his adult life, would have worn a white beard or might have been deceased at the time the image was taken.

Real photo postcards came into popularity around 1900. The key to dating this mystery image is the house’s original Romanesque crenellated tower, which is missing from the photo. The original stone tower fell in the 1868 earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt in wood. The 1906 earthquake damaged the tower once more – repairs this time removed the tower crenellations to give the building a more “modern” gothic architectural style. For his guess, Wasson was rewarded with a ticket to the recent John Marsh Gala, an event that raised approximately $10,000 to benefit the restoration of the Marsh House. Those who can identify the people shown in the postcard should e-mail Jensen at historian@byronhotsprings. com. Stay tuned for the next History Mystery, which will appear in the Press later this month.

Last month’s History Mystery, left, featured a photo of the Marsh House. Since no one has come forth with any information, the mystery remains unsolved.

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No slowing in sight for Halt Medical by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

There’s no denying it’s been a good year for Halt Medical, Inc. Not only has the Brentwood-based medical device company received FDA approval for its groundbreaking surgical tool; it even took home a prestigious award. The feeling, according to Bob Skidmore, vice president of engineering for Halt, is not unlike winning the World Series. “We are stoked for all the right reasons,” said Skidmore. “We do feel kind of like the Giants. It always takes a team to be successful, and we have a good, strong team behind us. It’s been an amazing year.” Founded in 2004, Halt – short for Hysterectomy Alternatives – was created with the express purpose of manufacturing and developing the Halt Fibroid System, a medical device designed to destroy fibroids in the uterus and ostensibly eliminating the need for hundreds of thousands of hysterectomies in the United States each year. “Historically, hysterectomies are the procedures with the most complications because it’s close to so many other organs in the body,” said Rick Spero, vice president of operations for Halt. “But what our device does is heat up the fibroids with radio frequencies and ablate the fibroids. It’s a laparoscopic, outpatient procedure with a swift recovery

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Brentwood-based Halt Medical, Inc. is emerging as a global player in the field of women’s health care. The Halt Fibroid System, above, was created from an original medical device developed by Monterey gynecologist Dr. Bruce Lee. time.” Fibroids are common, benign tumors or growths that occur on the walls of the uterus. Their cause is not known, but can often be identified by such symptoms as excessive bleeding, frequent urination, a feeling of fullness and/or bloating and painful sex. Fibroids can be removed via traditional surgery or by undergoing a hysterectomy, but what the Halt system offers is a faster, safer and more complete ablation of the fibroids without invasive surgery. “I say, ‘Ablate the fibroids, save a uterus,’” said Skidmore. “Very simply, we want to become the standard of care for saving the uterus.” Last month, Halt’s Fibroid System

received a Product of the Year award from the global business and research firm Frost & Sullivan. The honor could help to cement Halt’s status as a global player in the medical field. But ironically, although Halt has received approval in the United States for radiofrequency ablation of tumors in soft tissue areas such as kidneys and lungs, the company is still awaiting FDA approval for fibroid use in the U.S., despite its use abroad. “We are currently in clinical trials in Mexico, Guatemala and nine cities in the U.S.,” said Spero. “We believe this is the kind of business that can make a difference to women in Brentwood and worldwide.” And if all goes as planned, the system

could be approved for fibroid use in the U.S. within the year. “We are a small-town, small company that until now has operated under the radar,” said Skidmore. “This is a big deal for medical supply companies everywhere … We are so focused and so stoked because we know we have the opportunity to do something that gives a woman an alternative. Before she only had Door A, but now that there’s a Door B and maybe even a Door C. It gives women choices, and that gives them a better quality of life.” For more information on Halt Medical, Inc., or to learn about uterine fibroids, go to www.haltmedical.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Brentwood joins HEAL effort The City of Brentwood recently voted to tackle the obesity crisis head-on by joining the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign (HEAL), a statewide effort of 50 cities aimed at introducing changes in city policies and environments to reduce local obesity and physical inactivity rates and related costs. “Obesity is an epidemic in this country, and we should be working toward healthy lifestyle choices,” said Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor. “Our primary goal is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity to help prevent or reduce obesity and its related risk factors like heart disease.” In California, where more than half the adult population is obese or overweight, a re-

cent study showed that the epidemic is costing the state more than $41 billion per year in health care costs and lost productivity. Brentwood hopes to control those costs by drawing on the HEAL campaign’s free training and assistance in the adoption of policies to improve the community’s physical activity and retail food environments. “The city wants to be a model for children and families who use our facilities,” said Craig Bronzan, director of the City’s Park and Recreation Department. “Sugar-sweetened beverages, along with high-calorie snacks, are a problem when it comes to childhood obesity.” While citizens play a pivotal role in the

diet and exercise choices they make, Brentwood policymakers recognize that local government plays a part in making it easier for their citizens to move to healthier behaviors. “Brentwood is a pioneer in providing residents healthy lifestyle choices,” said Charlotte Dickson of the HEAL campaign. “It takes an innovative city government to explore new policy approaches that answer both the challenges associated with reduced funding and skyrocketing obesity-related costs. Brentwood residents can be rightfully proud that their local government is on the cutting edge of this issue.” For more information, visit www. healcitiescampaign.org.

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Crystal Perez, left, and Marissa Moe were part of the opening day crowd at Brentwood’s Holiday on Ice skating rink last year. The popular venue returns to the Streets of Brentwood on Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Ted Curran

Jim Ogle of the Brentwood Marine Corps League Detachment 1155, right, recently picked up more Toys For Tots donations from Ted Curran at Monkey Wrenches, an official drop-off location that’s already getting lots of action.

Toy collection gets rolling Grownups bring their fourwheeled “toys” in to see Ted Curran at Monkey Wrenches all the time, but these days their visits are more often about another kind of toy. For years, Monkey Wrenches has been a drop-off spot for the Brentwood Marine Corps League’s Toys For Tots program – which works locally with the Brentwood Regional Community Chest Christmas Basket Program – and donations are already rolling in. “I have had many goodhearted

Seats from page 1A water, beautification of our town – can all be addressed and great things can be accomplished.” Dawson, a community advocate and supporter of youth-based programs, looks forward to the future of both the CSD and Discovery Bay. “It has been my honor to serve the residents of Discovery Bay for these last 11 months, and I’m both grate-

people stopping by to drop off toys already,” said Curran. “Many of those are just people driving by and noticing the banner. One family came in with three full garbage bags of toys and games. We have collected well in excess of 50 toys and games. Our collection barrel has been emptied twice already.” Residents are invited to drop off items on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monkey Wrenches is located at 8130 Brentwood Blvd.

ful and honored that I’ve been elected to serve four more years,” said Dawson. “I look forward to continuing the good work the board has done to make Discovery Bay a safer, cleaner and more beautiful place to call home.” The incoming CSD members will be sworn into office at the board’s first regular meeting on Dec. 1. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 16, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for an amendment to the approved development agreement for The Vineyards at Marsh Creek project (DA 04-01-A1), a mixed-use development located north of Marsh Creek Road and west of the State Route 4 Bypass. Applicant: Brentwood Commercial Partners, LLC Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California.

Further information may be obtained from Principal Planner Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273

LEGAL NOTICES Publish Date: November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on November 16, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A conditional use permit (CUP 10-004) to allow a wireless telecommunication facility consisting of an approximately 289-square-foot ground base equipment area and a variance (V 10-003) to exceed the maximum 35foot height limitation for six antennae with support structures, to be located on an existing approximately 99-foot high PG&E power line tower, located

Happenings from page 1A is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Liberty High School cafeteria. Santa will be on hand for photo-ops, sponsored by 80VOLTS. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information, call 925-5252161. Holiday Boutique at Summerset II For all your holiday needs, check out the 27 vendors at The Palms, 193 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. The boutique runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a bake sale and lunch in the café while finding the perfect gift. For more information, call 925-240-7965 or 925-513-7913.

Sunday, Nov. 7 Discovery Bay Yacht Club Boutique The Discovery Bay Yacht Club hosts its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring numerous, unique vendors, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 925216-4411. Hospice Tree of Lights Hospice of the East Bay invites the public to its 24th annual Tree of Lights ceremony at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, 3841 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Each light on the tree is symbolic of a life and will shine in honor or memory of a beloved friend or family member. For more information call, 925-887-5678 or visit www. hospiceeastbay.org.

Saturday, Nov. 13 Cortona Park Holiday Faire All are welcome to the third annual

event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cortona Park Senior Living, 150 Cortona Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-240-0733 or visit www. cortonapark.com.

Saturday, Nov. 20 Brentwood Holiday Parade & Craft Fair Brentwood’s 28th celebration of the season begins at 3:30 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. In addition to the parade, this year’s event includes a craft fair featuring items from local vendors. Bring your umbrella – the show goes on, rain or shine. For vendor, booth or parade information, call 925634-3344. Holiday on Ice Brentwood’s popular outdoor skating rink, returning for the third year, is open seven days a week through Jan. 17. Come and ice skate on a magnificent, lighted ice rink protected from the elements by a spectacular outdoor tent. A true winter wonderland. For hours and prices, call 925-513-1702. Holiday Gift and Craft Faire The Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club hosts its inaugural Holiday Gift and Craft Faire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Come and see the vast array of unique gift items and decorations, including clothing, Christmas decorations and elegant holiday trees. For additional information, call 925-516-4266.

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within the 200-foot wide PG&E tower line easement, south of Spyglass Drive and east of Cinnabar Hills Court (APN: 007-470-043). Applicant: T-Mobile/John DaCruz Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Mu-

nicipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: November 5, 2010

tion facility consisting of an approximately 240-square-foot ground base equipment area and a variance (V 10007) to exceed the maximum 35-foot height limitation for three antennae with support structures, to be located on an existing approximately 116-foot high PG&E power line tower, located within the 100-foot wide PG&E tower line easement, east of Fairview Avenue, north of St. Edmunds Way and south of the East Contra Costa Irrigation District Main Canal (APN: 010510-033). Applicant: Sprint-Nextel / Richard Tang of Paracon, Inc. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be ob-

tained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: November 5, 2010

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Deer Valley wins battle of Antioch by Michael Dixon Correspondent

In recent years, the Mayor’s Cup football game between the Antioch and Deer Valley varsity football teams has taken on a black and teal flavor. Going into Friday night’s game, the Wolverines had won six in a row against their crosstown rival. Deer Valley’s 3514 win gave them lucky number seven. “They’re a hardworking group,” said Deer Valley coach Rich Woods of his seniors, who were playing in their last regular-season home game. “They’ve been dedicated to the program – and this is a good program. They made their mistakes tonight. Obviously we made a few mistakes here and there but we just hung in there and played hard, and that won out.” The game was much closer than the final score indicated, as Deer Valley didn’t put the game away until late in the third quarter. With the score tied, senior running back Brian Thomas put Deer Valley ahead 21-14 midway through the third quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run. After a bad Antioch snap on a punt attempt gave the Wolverines good field position, senior Mike Behr scored on a QB sneak from one yard out. Early in the fourth quarter, Thomas scored his second touchdown of the night, giving the Wolverines a 35-14 lead that stood as the final. In total, Thomas rushed for 103 yards. Thomas provided the lightning to fellow

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Deer Valley’s Lamontay Marshall gives the stiff arm to Antioch defender James Hickman in the first quarter of the Wolverines’ win. senior running back Lamontay Marshall’s thunder: 13 of Marshall’s game-high 167 yards came on a sprint off a fake punt that gained a first down and set up a 9-yard touchdown run by junior running back Matt Smith that gave the Wolverines their first lead of the evening at 14-7. “We just kept the intensity up, played as a family and we just came out as one unit,” said Thomas of his team’s performance. On scoring two touchdowns on senior night, he added that, “It feels really good. My line blocked for me and I had to get in for them. I just kept my feet moving and I got into the

end zone.” The wet night did nothing to dampen the spirits of the players or fans of either team. Antioch started out looking like they might pull an upset. The Panthers took the opening kickoff and went on a seven play, 80-yard drive that ended when senior quarterback Billy Cloninger hit junior running back Josh Oseguera on a 10-yard touchdown pass that gave Antioch a 7-0 lead. But the Panther excitement was shortlived, as Deer Valley’s opening, game-tying drive was just as efficient: 60 yards on six plays, climaxed by a 34-yard touchdown strike from

Behr to junior receiver Miles Walker. The Wolverines took a 14-7 lead into the locker room at halftime, but on the opening possession of the second half, a Deer Valley fumble gave Antioch the ball on the Wolverine 7-yard line. Senior running back Dejon Lewis wasted no time tying the game at 14, scoring on the first play of the ensuing possession. Lewis was Antioch’s standout performer, rushing for 80 yards on 11 carries and catching three passes for 22 yards. “I feel we did pretty good. It was a little sloppy but we pulled out the win,” said Behr. “It feels great: it’s our last home game, we’re seniors and we went out big.” The varsity win completed a Wolverines’ sweep on the evening as their junior varsity team beat Antioch 28-16. Deer Valley (6-2, 2-1) will go on the road to take on Liberty (3-5, 1-2), who lost 44-10 at Pittsburg. Antioch (1-7, 0-3) will host a Heritage team (6-2, 2-1), that will be coming off of a big 28-17 road victory against Freedom.

Pittsburg 44, Liberty 10 Though Liberty made it a close game early on, the Lions were unable to stop a potent Pittsburg Pirate offense in a 44-10 road loss on Friday night. Pittsburg scored on its opening drive and Liberty responded with a field goal by junior Kyle Rainsford. The next time the Lions touched the ball, they appeared poised to score and take the lead, but a bad snap see Battle page 23B


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Runs key to Pats win by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

No matter which player Heritage High varsity football head coach Jeff Haagenson plugs into the running back spot, the Patriot RB always seems poised for a big game. The Patriots counted on three halfbacks in their come-from-behind 28-17 victory over Freedom on a moist Friday night. Heritage ran the ball 58 times, racking up 387 yards and attempting only seven passes. Senior RB Kruger Story Jr. accounted for 27 of those carries, racking up 200 yards and two touchdowns on the night. Treyvon Hanna, also a senior, carried the ball 12 times for 112 yards, including scoring runs of 13 and 59 yards. Junior Jeremiah Poti, who has seen more playing time since starter Tyler

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McDonald went down with a thumb injury in preseason, finished with 75 yards on 18 carries. “In practice the first day, we knew we had to work; we knew we had to come with it,” Story Jr. said. “We kept the ball high and tight; kept our legs moving. We have to give all the credit to the offensive line; they’re the ones who opened those huge holes for us.” The win gave the Patriots a 6-2 record overall record (2-1 in Bay Valley Athletic League play). Freedom dropped to 4-4 overall (1-2 BVAL). The Falcons opened up a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Haagenson said the plan of running the ball often never changed. Freedom scored on the opening drive and looked ready for an upset early on. see Runs page 4B

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Lions, Falcons share water polo title by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Above, Freedom junior Pamela Yeshewas takes a shot in her team’s 6-4 victory over Heritage last week. At right, Liberty junior Paige Lange passes to a teammate against Deer Valley. Photo by Justin Lafferty

Runs from page 3B Senior Timazray Shepherd, who ran the 100-meter race at the California State Meet in June in 10.78 seconds, dashed for a 99-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. A few minutes later, sophomore QB Dante Mayes ran 6 yards to put his team up by two TDs. Heritage got on the board before the end of the second quarter on a 7-yard run by Story Jr. “We came out and we got on them quick,

but they’re a good team and well-coached,” said Falcon head coach Kevin Hartwig. “I thought our kids played hard and we battled all the way to end.” A 13-yard run by Hanna in the third quarter made it a tie game until Freedom kicker Robert Melena connected on a 25-yard field goal, making it 17-14 – the final Falcon lead. In the fourth quarter, the Patriot offense started to click. Hanna’s 59-yard run right down the middle of the field gave his team a

Liberty and Freedom high schools might be rivals, but they now share something significant – a Bay Valley Athletic League title in girls water polo. Liberty head coach Chris Rose faced a wet yet positive fate last week. Rose was dunked in the pool, fully clothed, after his team rallied to beat the defending league champion Wolverines 6-4. The win guaranteed the Lions a share of the league title with Freedom. “It feels pretty great; we’ve been working toward this all season,” said senior Lindsey Hull. “We’ve had a lot of improvement. The girls started out strong but we became even stronger as we learned to work together as a team.” Deer Valley posted a 3-1 lead after the first quarter, but Liberty came back to tie it up at the half. The game remained close and exciting to the end. Ashton Lunger led the Lions in scoring with three goals. Paige Lange contributed two. The Wolverines’ Katie Kavanaugh scored a team-high two goals. Liberty goalie Morgan Richey posted six saves, a total that Deer Valley’s Vanessa Coover shared. “I told the girls at the beginning of the season that we have as good a shot as anyone to win the league if they’re willing to work hard and practice,” Rose said. “They worked their hearts out.” The Lions finished the season 15-9 overall; 7-1 against BVAL foes. Shortly after Liberty celebrated its shared title, Freedom was able to take part in its own little party. A 6-4 victory over the Heritage Patriots earned the Falcons their piece of first-place status in the BVAL. Led by senior captain Taylor Henry, the Falcons finished 19-6 overall; 7-1 record in league (the one loss coming to Liberty). The BVAL was well-represented in this week’s North Coast Section tournament, the 14-9 Patriots also earning a bid.

lead it wouldn’t relinquish. On the next drive, Heritage senior defensive back Shai Kobayashi picked off Mayes. The turnover led to a 1-yard touchdown dive by Story Jr. to set the score at 28-17. The Falcons managed two more drives into Patriot territory, but weren’t able to bring them to fruition. Freedom’s Mayes finished 7-of-19 passing for 93 yards. Senior RB D’Amora Cooper’s 88 yards on 16 carries led the Falcon

ground attack. “We just knew that we couldn’t get down on ourselves,” Hanna said. “We had to get past the mistakes. We did and came out with a win.” Heritage will travel to Antioch to battle the Panthers next weekend while Freedom will face a tough road match-up with Pittsburg. The Falcons’ junior varsity team was able to pull out an 18-7 victory over Heritage. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Liberty leads BVAL Section meet Pats push by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Though the Bay Valley Athletic League’s girls golfers will not be represented at the California Interscholastic Federation level, some bright spots emerged at Monday’s North Coast Section tournament. The Liberty Lions didn’t make the cut to go on to the state tournament, but they finished first among BVAL squads, edging out Deer Valley 493-494. Junior Lei Wei shot an 83 at the Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch, tying Antioch senior Kelsey Cast for the best BVAL golfer of the day. Junior Betty Chen from Castro Valley posted a 71, the low score of the day. Amador Valley took first place overall, scoring 386. “I could do better,” Wei said. “I hit the ball well, (but) I think I made a couple mental errors on the last two holes.” Liberty head coach Josh Ellcessor was proud of the way his team fought on Monday, a nice end to a season that saw them win the BVAL tournament and finish second in the league overall to the Wolverines. “I felt like they went out and played within their ability and did a great job,” Elcessor said. Cast, the only Panther golfer to qualify, was happy about her performance, noting that it was the best she’s ever done. Cast shot a 44 on the front side and a 39 on the back nine. She said she had a great time with her group, which relaxed her and helped her perform. The other BVAL individual qualifier,

Right, Liberty junior Ashley Griffin lines up a putt during Monday’s North Coast Section tournament. Below right, Deer Valley sophomore Taylor Coover watches a shot land near the green on Monday. Photos by Justin Lafferty

Heritage freshman Megan Conder, finished with 84. Deer Valley, on a 57-game regular season win streak, came into the tournament as the overall BVAL champion with high hopes. Senior Haley Edwards led the Wolverines, who were playing on their home course, with an 85. Sophomore Taylor Coover carded a 90. “I was hitting my irons to the left a lot, so I wasn’t getting on the green as much,” Edwards said. “I think that no matter what course you’re going to, if you’re hitting good, you can score good at that course.” Freedom, the third league team to qualify, finished with an unspectacular 563, but coaches and athletes were happy with the way the season ended. Senior Andrea Neilson’s 92 was the lead Falcon score. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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After being stunned by an early Delta Valley Wolfpack touchdown, the Delta Patriots Rookies West pounded DV 28-6 to win their first-round playoff contest. Jordan Suckow scored two touchdowns; Josh and Conner Capps added one each. The defense was led by the hard hitting of Dominic Littlejohn, Devan Lance, Jordan Suckow and PJ Davis. Delta Patriots JV West 35, Delta Patriots JV East 14 Saturday’s first-round DYSA playoff game pitted the 5-4 Delta Patriots JV West squad against the visiting 4-5 Delta Patriots JV East at Pittsburg High. Delta Patriots West scored on the first play of the second series off a 60-yard TD pass from quarterback Ezra Magalei to running back Alejandro Espinoza to put the West up 6-0. A subsequent 5-yard plunge, again by Espinoza, boosted the score to 13-0 at halftime. East put up two touchdowns to begin the second half, taking a 14-13 lead. But West put together three long drives resulting in three touchdowns by running back Riley Condon to seal the West’s round-one playoff victory 35-14. West highlights featured an interception each by Ryan Page and Espinoza, two extrapoint kicks by Tyler Boer, key sacks by Jacob Snyder and Zach Stellini, and a touchdownsaving tackle by Michael Weisenberg. The JV West team will face the Pittsburg Pirates in round two of the playoffs.


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Talens sisters bond in Deer Valley pool by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

When Krystle Talens looks into the eyes of her sisters, Vicki and Trisha, she can see some of herself. Krystle, a senior and the captain of the Deer Valley varsity girls water polo team, was once a scared freshman who didn’t know a whole lot about the sport. Vicki and Trisha, freshman twins (Vicki was born first), played the sport for the first time this year, and started off timidly. But Krystle sees more. She sees the potential for growth in her sisters, for putting up the kind of numbers she has. Wolverine head coach Kiel Olff said Krystle has been the team’s MVP this year. “I want them to live up the coach’s expectations of what I turned out to be,” Krystle said. “I put a lot of pressure on them. We always talk about it at home after practice and I want to make it easier for them to understand

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The Talens sisters – Trisha, Krystle and Vicki – have been a vital part of this year’s Deer Valley varsity water polo team. than it was for me my freshman year.” This was a key rebuilding year for Deer Valley, which lost many of the players who were key in the team’s league title run last year. While Krystle has been a vital member

of Wolverine teams of the recent past, Vicki and Trisha stand a pretty good chance of helping to return Deer Valley to the top of the standings. The team finished this season 3-5 in Bay

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box, and once again Perez nailed the penalty kick. Goalkeeper Kevin Macias and defenders Jacob Cropper, Robert Reilly and Erick Barrientos gave stellar performances to hold back Central Valley to the end. The last few minutes seemed like hours, but EDYSL Impact 96 Force prevailed 3-2.

Monarchs rule he East Diablo Monarchs took first place at the recent D4 Sonoma Honey Invitational. In the front row, from left, are Ashley Carlton, Stephanie Dominguez, Diana Correa, Jynessa Jones-Montez, Katie Mendoza and Gina Lopez; back row: head coach Joel Lopez, Lacey Lopez, Nicole Griffin, Cristina Ramirez, Sam Mori, Cheyanne Marques, Faith McShea, assistant coach Kevin McShea and Dara Carr. Not pictured are Claudia Ascencion and Giovana Regalado.

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Impact 14U takes Summerfest title The East Diablo Youth Soccer League Impact 96 Force 14U Boys Class 1 Soccer team took home the top trophy at the 2010 Summerfest Walnut Creek Soccer Tournament. Impact 96 Force started strong, beating the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club 2-1, Castro Valley FC United 8-2, and Livermore Fusion 96Black 3-0. The final match, pitting the Force against Central Valley Soccer Club Gunners White from the San Jose area, was a true championship game. Impact Force scored within the first 10 minutes on a goal by Cody DeYoe, and Central Valley promptly answered with a goal of its own and added another two minutes before halftime. Early in the second half the Force was awarded a corner kick, and Kevin Perez shot a beauty into the net, tying the score 2-2. Later in the hard-fought second half Zach Krahnke penetrated the Central Valley defense and was fouled in the

Valley Athletic League play, conceding the title to Liberty and Freedom. Krystle scored 27 goals and grabbed 55 steals. Vicki scored three goals, stealing 20 balls; Tricia didn’t score, but stole the ball four times. By the end of the season, the twins had earned spots in the starting lineup. “I figure the more time they play now, the faster they’ll grow,” Olff said of the twins. “When you first play, you’re like a deer in the headlights. It’s a confusing game to pick up. It’s not something that you see on TV or you play as a child.” Olff said the girls have different styles. Though Krystle is the oldest, she’s also the shortest of the girls, but is a very physical player in the pool. When the Wolverines need to get the ball back, Krystle is usually the one who gets that done. Olff said Vicki has been coming along as a shooter and

Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch was the setting for the recent 23rd annual Kid’s Fishing Derby, sponsored by the California Striped Bass Association’s West Delta Chapter. In the 3-to-6-year-old division, the firstplace catch was awarded to Tessa Cuyno’s 2pound, 6-ounce, 17½-inch fish; Felix Romero placed second with a 1-pound, 13-ounce, 16-inch catch; and Jordan Picazo took third with a 1-pound 12-ounce, 15½-inch fish. In the 7-to-9-year-old division, first place went to Robert Osbourn’s 4-pound, 8-ounce, 22-inch catch; Jacob Reddy took second with a 2-pound, 8-ounce, 18-inch fish; and third place was awarded to Joshua Reddy for his 2-pound, 8-ounce, 18½-inch catch. In the 10-to-12-year-old division, Carson Glass won took the top prize for his 4pound, 10-ounce, 22-inch fish; second place went to Ethan Bublas for his 4-pound, 20inch catch; and Taylor Serres placed third with a 2-pound, 11-ounce, 18½-inch fish.

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Surgeon scores big with school athletes By day he’s an orthopedic surgeon, but come game time he trades in his surgical scrubs and volunteers for some tackle football. East Contra Costa County orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Busfield is taking his passion for sports medicine out of the surgical suite and onto the sidelines in hopes of keeping local high school athletes on the football field and out of the emergency room. “I know what these injuries look like, so if I can help a young athlete on the field to prevent further injury, then I’m putting my training to good use,” said Busfield. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, Busfield joined Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation to practice in East County, where he wants to make a difference in his new community. He currently sees

patients in Antioch and performs cases at Sutter Delta Medical Center. He believes taking his profession to the players before they’re forced to become patients is the best way to give back. “I know because of economic cutbacks, many high school sports can no longer afford to have a paid medical trainer sitting on the sidelines,” said Busfield. “Football is a full-contact sport and can be dangerous, especially when it comes to concussions. So I want to help these young athletes in any way I can, and volunteering to be on the sidelines allows me a front-row view to assess injuries that may occur, and provide the coaching staff and parents a professional medical opinion about the injury in real time.” Deer Valley High School Athletic Director Tim Rhyan says having on the front line a local doctor who knows the complexi-

ties of football injuries brings peace of mind to coaches and parents alike. “It’s inspiring,” said Rhyan. “He’s giving back to his community, cares about our athletes, and takes time to perform team physicals. We couldn’t ask for more.” Busfield also contributes his sideline medicine expertise to the Antioch High School football team.

Preparing children for life’s journey Loving Solutions, an awardwinning program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children, is accepting participants for its latest workshop series for those who want the best for their children now and in the future. Parents who complete this course will learn how to identify ideals,

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Loving Solutions is a seven-week course offered Wednesdays, Dec. 1 through Jan. 19 (no classes are held Dec 29) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the John Muir Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. johnmuirhealth.com/whcclasses or call 925-941-7900 (option 3).

The Public Health Division of Contra Costa Health Services holds free flu clinics Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. to “Vaccinate Contra Costa.” According to Contra Costa Health Services Immunization Coordinator Erika Jenssen, only one vaccine is needed to protect against H1N1 (swine flu) and two other flu strains expected to be circulating this year. “The beginning of November is the perfect time to get vaccinated,” Jenssen said. “It’s right before families gather for the holidays, so you won’t spread or catch the flu from any relatives.” The flu is a serious respiratory disease that can cause severe illness and even death. You can be contagious 24 hours before experiencing symptoms, which include headache, body aches, nausea, fever and a dry cough. “The flu poses the greatest danger for infants and the elderly, who are often infected by relatives who did not get vaccinated,” she said. “Everyone older than 6 months should get vaccinated, especially pregnant women and people who have contact with young children.” Clinics will administer shot and nasal spray forms for free. The nasal spray is a painless alternative to the shot, but only available to healthy people 2 to 49 who are not pregnant. Children under 9 need two doses of flu vaccine, one month apart, if this is the first time they are receiving flu vaccine, or if they’ve never received an H1N1 vaccine. East County flu clinics will be held in Antioch (1919 Buchanan Road), Brentwood (30 Learning Lane) and Pittsburg (200 Marina Blvd.). Flu vaccine is also available from health care providers, local pharmacies, grocery stores and community clinics. A podcast and video answering commonly asked flu questions is available on the CCHS website at www.cchealth. org/topics/flu/. To find out more about the flu or to locate a clinic near you, visit www.cchealth.org/topics/ flu/vaccination.php or call the CCHS Health Emergency Information Line at 888-959-9911 for information in English and Spanish.


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Oncology program offers help and hope by Susan Purcell For Rhasna Miscry-Dumasia, finding a lump in her breast was a frightening discovery. But what was nearly as devastating for the 49-yearold Antioch resident was that she had no health insurance or access to a simple mammogram or doctor visit. “I knew I didn’t have any coverage, so I just ignored it for as long as I could,” said Miscry-Dumasia. “But as the lump began to get bigger, my friends and coworkers begged me to try and find some free medical services. So I went online to look for some help.” And what she found was Sutter Delta Medical Center’s Oncology Resource

Nurse, Suzanne Much, and Save a Life Sister, a program for uninsured women sponsored and funded by the Delta Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Within a month, I had medical coverage, my paperwork was done and I began treatment,” said Miscry-Dumasia. “I don’t know what I would have done without their help.” At Sutter Delta, Much follows a cancer patient from the initial mammogram and diagnosis through treatment and recovery; helping her secure care, coordinate appointments, maneuver through the often overwhelming maze of medical red tape, and in cases like Miscry-Dumasia’s, identify assistance programs such as Save a Life Sister.

“I am alive because of Suzanne (Much) and the program. I know that is the truth.

Rhasna Miscry-Dumasia “We are there for the patient every step of the way, from initial breast exam and imaging through biopsy,” said Much. “Then, if the patient’s results are positive for cancer, we help them understand their diagnosis, set up doctor’s appointments and follow them until they are well-

established in their treatment plans.” Thanks to Much and Save A Life Sister, Miscry-Dumasia was successfully treated for her breast cancer and has been declared cancer-free. But a grateful Miscry-Dumasia believes her story might have been very different were it not for the Oncology Resource Nurse program. “I am alive because of Suzanne (Much) and the program. I know that is the truth,” said Miscry-Dumasia. “Suzanne guided me every step of the way. She gave me her phone number and told me to call her whenever I needed help or just felt scared. It was an amazing, amazing blessing.” Susan Purcell is a medical writer affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center.

Water – the source of life and healthy living Dehydration is a serious issue, not only for seniors but for everyone. In the case of the elderly, drinking water can be a struggle. Everyone knows what goes in must come out, so with water, one question becomes: how fast can I get to someplace to let it go? The fact still remains that water is life. Since our bodies contain a huge percentage of water to begin with, we need to constantly replenish it to survive. Lack of enough water can result in severe dehydration, and that can mean a hospital visit … not fun.

There are many kinds of water, and that is also something to think about. Many waters on the market claiming to contain extra vitamins or minerals can be high in acid. When we are born, we have little or no acid in our system. As we get older and drink acidic things such as coffee, tea and soda, our bodies absorb and retain the acid. Since acid can cause all sorts of problems, we need to be aware of how much we ingest. My daughter turned me on to alkaline, water which takes acid out of the body and builds up oxygen and my pH level. There are alkaline water machines that hook up to

your faucet, but filtered water or even plain tap water are lower in acid than some of the so-called energy drinks. Educate yourself on water; it’s that important. Water can also help you maintain a good weight balance. Drinking plenty of water filters your system, and when coupled with a healthy diet and some light exercise, can make you feel full and satisfied. Bubbles in carbonated drinks can expand the stomach with air and cause you to feel hungry, and coffee can dehydrate you. My mom’s doctor pulled lightly on the skin on the top of her hand. The skin was

then released and it stayed up a few seconds. If that happens, you’re getting dehydrated. The skin should go back into place right away. It’s a simple little test you can do on yourself and it’s a possible lifesaver. As for mom, she says I sound like a broken record … drink, drink, and drink more water! I drive her crazy – but at least she’ll be healthy. Marla Luckhardt is a Discovery Bay resident and member of the East Contra Costa Senior Coalition. She works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. To contact her, e-mail marla2054@aol.com.

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ Brentwood resident Tim Biglow and a cast of Contra Costa County actors takes to the stage now through Nov. 20 in an acclaimed production of the classic “Twelve Angry Men” at the Diablo Actors’ Ensemble Theater in Walnut Creek. The year is 1957 and the defense and prosecution have rested their case as the jury is left to decide the fate of a young Spanish-American man accused of murdering his father. What begins as an openand-shut case soon becomes a

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Juror 3, Jerry Motta, is subdued by Tim Biglow of Brentwood, left, and Eddie Peabody during a scene from the classic play “Twelve Angry Men.” The production runs through Nov. 20 at the Diablo Actors’ Ensemble Theater.

riveting portrayal of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused and each other. The classic story by playwright Reginald Rose climaxes in the dissenting juror’s attempt to persuade the others that the case isn’t as clear-cut as it seems. For ticket reservations and additional information, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.diabloactors.com. The Diablo Actors’ Ensemble Theater is located at 1345 Locust St. in Walnut Creek.

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Simon and Garfunkel tribute at El Campanil A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been singing the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel to soldout shows for more than a decade. On Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., Swearingen and Beedle bring their tribute to the legendary duet to Antioch’s El Campanil Theater. A chance meeting in 1991 in a local club in Bethlehem, Pa. brought these two talented artists together. Just moments after they were introduced, they were blending their voices as if they’d been performing together for a lifetime.

A.J.’s warm baritone and Jonathan’s soaring tenor combine flawlessly to capture the essence of Simon and Garfunkel’s sound of the early years in Greenwich Village. An acoustic guitar and bare stage are all Swearingen and Beedle need to re-create the aura of S&G’s most classic hits and most obscure tunes. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $10 for youth. The El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. Second Street in Antioch. For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.


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Alessandra arrives Congratulations to Jovan Manalo of Brentwood on the birth of her daughter, Soleil Alessandra, born on Oct. 1 at 12:55 p.m. at Kaiser Antioch Medical Center. Alessandra weighed 7 pounds, 3½ ounces and measured 20 inches. She is welcomed with love by siblings Aya, Iggy, Zoe and grandparents Penn and Siulan Tolentino.

Security Professional of the Year honored Walker weighs in he California Association of Licensed Security, Agencies, Guards & Associates (CALSAGA) recently honored David Travers, owner of Discovery on the Boardwalk in Discovery Bay, with the Al Howenstein Security Professional of the Year Award for his leadership, advocacy and commitment on behalf of CALSAGA and the private security industry. Travers is president and qualified manager of Guardian Security Agency in Concord. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving than David to receive this award,” said CALSAGA President Roy Rahn. “David represents everything that this award symbolizes, and on behalf of our entire membership, I want to congratulate David and his family on this remarkable achievement.” In addition to his career as a business owner, Travers has served as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, sales trainer and manager, reserve police officer and an undercover narcotics officer. He has owned and operated Guardian Security Agency in Concord since 1992. In 1994, Travers teamed up with Howenstein on his newly formed CALSAGA, where for the last 16 years, he has volunteered for CALSAGA as Northern California vice president, president, chair of the Legislative Committee and association liaison between the industry and the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services – all in an effort to increase the professionalism of the private security industry and represent the concerns of California businesses. “I wish our organization had 100 Davids volunteering their time,” said CALSAGA Executive Director Jeff Flint. “I have always admired his devotion, honesty and compassion, and I’m thrilled that he is being recognized for his contributions to CALSAGA and our industry. He has left an eternal mark.”

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Home of the Month Homeowners take pride in the appearance of their yards for various reasons. Sometimes, that reason is competitive. Pete Haro and his brother are locked in just such a competition. Ironically, the day before the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC) told the Haros their home had been named September’s Home of the Month, Pete’s brother’s home was named Home of the Month in Hayward.

The Haro family’s impeccably maintained yard features lush palms throughout and a fountain water feature in the front yard consisting of a tipped-over clay pot pouring water into a second-tier pot. The Haro porch features rattan outdoor furniture and a redwood swing for two. Congratulations to the Haro family of Brentwood for such a beautifully manicured home and yard – and siblingrivalry success.

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AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: NARINDER PAL, 127 MEADOW LARK WAY, HERCULES, CA 94547 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: NARINDER PAL FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1852 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: NARINDER PAL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. NARINDER PAL (AKA) NARINDER PAL KAUR to Proposed Name: NARINDER PAL KAUR 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/7/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 28, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007534-00 The name of the business (es): MARY LOVES GRACE Located at:2301 SHADY WILLOW LANE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1500, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARY LOVES GRACE LLC, 2301 SHADY WILLOW LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/28/10. Signature of registrant: MARY BAARDA, Owner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 28, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: October 28, 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007296-00 The name of the business (es): CALIFORNIA WINE & FOOD ALLIANCE Located at: 349 FOOTHILL DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KIKI POWERS, 349 FOOTHILL DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/18/- 10. Signature of registrant: Kiki Powers This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 18, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: October 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Divas and Darlings, 2608 Ranchwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on May 6, 2009 under file number F-0003235-00. (*) Kerri Ann Helmick, 2608 Ranchwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: an Individual This statement was filed with theCounty Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 7, 2010 By: C. Dias, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007495-00 The name of the business (es): Stacey’s Samskara Located at: 2066 Heartland Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stacey Maria Touhy, 2066 heartland Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Stacey Touhy This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 27, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: october 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ, 1991 W. SUMMERFIELD COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1616 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ to Proposed Name: JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ Present Name: b. KEVIN GOMEZ to Proposed Name: KEVIN MARTINEZ Present Name: c. YADIRA JANETE GOMEZ to Proposed Name: YADIRA JANETE MARTINEZ 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/9/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of

this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 5, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006923-00 The name of the business (es): Imperial Boards Located at: 4175 Brown Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Geoffrey Perkins, 4175 Brown Road, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/30/10. Signature of registrant: Geoffrey Perkins This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006825-00 The name of the business (es): Joanne’s Jems Located at: 330 West Ruby Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joanne Petsas-Bell, 330 West Ruby Street, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joanne Petsas-Bell This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007419-00 The name of the business (es): S + S Handyman Services Located at: 111 Crater Lake Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 1486, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steven Vigil Sr., 111 Crater Lake Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/22/- 10. Signature of registrant: Steven Vigil, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 22, 2010 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: October 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006904-00 The name of the business (es): Sals Auto Sales Located at: 5660 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marisol Gomez, 841 Chianti Way, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/29/10. Signature of registrant: Marisol Gomez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 29, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: September 29, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12,2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007465-00 The name of the business (es): Mora’s Gardening Located at: 51 Merganser Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Martin Mora, 51 Merganser Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: Martin Mora This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 26, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: October 26, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12,19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007357-00 The name of the business (es): JDejaco Located at: 2140 California Street, #7 In: Concord, CA 94520 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leondra Fujiwara, 2140 California Street, #7, Concord, CA 94520. 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: Leondra Fujiwara This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 20, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: October 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007000-00 The name of the business (es): Polar Wine Solutions; Glamour Girl Wine Charms Located at: 5561 Lanai Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): White Sage LLC, 5561 Lanai Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Deborah Read, CFO & Manager This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 4, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: october 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007029-00 The name of the business (es): Archangel Defence Concepts LLC Located at: 5320 Gold Creek Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Archangel Defense Concepts LLC, 5320 Gold Creek Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Stacie Anadon, Member Manager This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 6, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: October 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007359-00 The name of the business (es): CAL DELTA INSURANCE BROKERS, INC. Located at: 651 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): CAL DELTA INSURANCE BROKERS, INC., 651 First Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a CorporationThe registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: TIMOTHY MOBLEY, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 20, 2010By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: October 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007412-00 The name of the business (es): Discount R.V. + Truck Parts Located at:2217 Hampshire Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Monica M. Mathews and Tim B. Mathews, 2217 Hampshire Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Monica M. Mathews/ Tim B. Mathews This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 22, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: october 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007298-00 The name of the business (es): Actaea Press Located at: 1423 Sail Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Mailing: P.O. Box 1941, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lawrence D. Ramspott, 1423 Sail Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/31/10. Signature of registrant: Lawrence D. Ramspott This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 18, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: October 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006932-00 The name of the business (es): COMPUTECH Located at: 468 LEVEE ROAD In: BAY POINT, CA 94565 Mailing: P.O. Box 304, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DIEGO RIVEROS, 468 LEVEE ROAD, BAY POINT, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/30/10. Signature of registrant: DIEGO RIVEROS This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006946-00 The name of the business (es): GreenHouse Design Studio Located at: 20 Copenhagen Court In: Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): GreenHouse Design Studio, Inc., 20 Copenhagen Court, Alamo, CA 94507 . This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/28/10 Signature of registrant: James P. Furber This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 1, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: October 1, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007340-00 The name of the business (es): C2-IT Cattle Company Located at: 1350 Crescent Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 722, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Loretta Cooksey, 1350 Crescent Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/19/10 Signature of registrant: Loretta Cooksey This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 19, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: October 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007546-00 The name of the business (es): TREASURED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY Located at: 1769 BLAKESLEY DRIVE In: SAN RAMON, CA 94582 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):MARIA T. JOHNSON, 1782 BLAKESLEY DRIVE, SAN RAMON, CA 94582. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/28/10. Signature of registrant: MARIA T. JOHNSON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 28, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: october 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007562-00 The name of the business (es): NorCal Construction, NorCal Solar Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, #C-1241 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): NorCal Construction & Solar, 2420 Sand Creek Road, #C-1241 Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Kyle Williams This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 28, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: October 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #F-0006595-00 The name of the business (es): Gopher Buster Located at: 2043 Windward Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amerigreen Technology, 2043 Windward Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Patricia Tikalsky, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 17, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: September 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006827-00 The name of the business (es): Advanced Rx Management Located at: 2694 Bishop Drive, Suite 211 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Advanced Rx Management, 2694 Bishop Drive, Suite 211, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/1/10. Signature of registrant: Jeffrey E. Azevedo, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007493-00 The name of the business (es): CJ Installations Located at: 3670 Concord Avenue, Unit A In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jens Christian Jensen, 3670 Concord Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jens Christian Jensen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 27, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: October 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007466-00 The name of the business (es): Pacific Asset Management Group Located at: 160B Guthrie Lane, #1 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 678 Cherry Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aaron Phillips, 678 Cherry Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/10/02. Signature of registrant: Aaron Phillips This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 26, 2010 By: L. Barajas Deputy Expires: October 26, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michael Paul Kaye, 5285 Hiddencrest Court, Concord, CA 94521 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michael Paul Kaye FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1881TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michael Paul Kaye filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Michael Paul Kaye to Proposed Name: Michael Scott Savage 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF

HEARING a. Date: 12/20/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 25, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007417-00 The name of the business (es): BRENTWOOD SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO Located at: 161 SAND CREEK ROAD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Mailing: 1230 COMICE PARKWAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DOUGLAS JOE FINNEY, 1230 COMICE PARKWAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Douglas Joe Finney This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 22, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: October 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006901-00 The name of the business (es): ATWOOD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Located at: 909 BARMOUTH COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RANDY ATWOOD, 909 BARMOUTH COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. 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: RANDY ATWOOD This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 29, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: September 29, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007461-00 The name of the business (es): MTC Innovations Located at: 130 Wallen Lane In: Oakley CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Citro, 130 Wallen Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael Citro This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 26, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: October 26, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006993-00 The name of the business (es): WALK IN TUB EXPERTS Located at: 3141 Blue Lake Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Douglas Gilbert Ellison, 5125 Sellers Avenue, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/4/10. Signature of registrant: Douglas Gilbert Ellison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 4, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: October 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 236507CA Loan No. 3010974891 Title Order No. 602132845 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-01-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-12- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-13-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-028904100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MAUREEN LESLIE BILLS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER

OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL A, MAP OF RECORD OF SURVEY, FILED MARCH 18, 1966, BOOK 40, LICENSED SURVEYORS MAPS, PAGE 48, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE INTEREST CONVEYED TO THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, BY DEED RECORDED MAY 6, 1921, BOOK 289, DEEDS, PAGE 364, ‘’FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES’’ OVER THE EAST 20 FEET. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $869,668.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1851 EDEN PLAINS ROAD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 015-020-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.DATE: 10-15-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3777408 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 05, 2010. (R-350086 11/05/10, 11/- 12/10, 11/19/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: Novemeber 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015007054 Title Order No.: 100435824 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/02/- 2007 as Instrument No. 20070222294-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARTHA J BUNCH AND RONALD G BUNCH, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/12/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23 FOXGLOVE CT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034-480-009-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $495,271.77. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/21/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3768078 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JAGRUTI PALEJA, CHARLES PALEJA, 3821 Concord Boulevard, Concord, CA 94519 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JAGRUTI PALEJA (Mother )FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1738 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JAGRUTI PALEJA & CHARLES PALEJA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ANMOL PAVAN CHARLES PALEJA (AKA) PAWAN CHARLES PALEJA to Proposed Name: PAWAN CHARLES PALEJA 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/09/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 15, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1293425-02 APN: 018- 460-018-7 TRA: 10088 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7791 REF: Ramirez, Anna IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 28, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 29, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 02, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006- 0311783-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Anna Lynne De Guzman Ramirez and Lauro Ramos Ramirez Iii Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1244 Picadilly Ln Brentwood CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $471,357.09. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 805D-058935 Loan No. Title Order No. 502152873 4470190 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-17-2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1112- 2010 at 10:00 A.M., PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-23-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-0210002- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: TIMOTHY MICHAEL VIERRA AND KELLY SUSAN VIERRA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $237,612.72(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1246 W CYPRESS RD , OAKLEY, CA 945612057 APN Number: 035-290-006-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the undersigned, as mortgage loan servicer or as authorized agent for the mortgage loan servicer declares that: (1) it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that was current and valid on the date the notice of sale was recorded; and, (2) the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55 DATE: 10-10-2010 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW.LPSASAP.COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AGENT FOR OR AS SERVICING AGENT (408)370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3770955 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

HOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 93, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8322 FILED AUGUST 9, 2000 IN MAP BOOK 422, AT PAGE 34, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE UNDIVIDED 4/9 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL MINERALS’’ LYING MORE THAN (500) FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE WITHOUT ANY RIGHTS OF SURFACE ACCESS AND/OR SURFACE ENTRY, DISTRIBUTED TO LORETTA WHALEY, ANNETTA ROMETTI, LOIS WELKER AND VIOLA GOMEZ IN THE DEGREES OF DISTRIBUTION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 8, 1966, BOOK 5200, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 672, AND RECORDED JULY 31,1973, BOOK 7010, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 134, AND RESERVED IN THE DEEDS RECORDED OCTOBER 13, 1995, SERIES NO. 95-177713, SERIES NO. 95-177714, SERIES 95-177715, SERIES NO. 95- 177716, SERIES NO. 95177717, SERIES NO. 95-177718, SERIES NO. 95-177719, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2. AN UNDIVIDED ONE THIRD (1/3) INTEREST OF ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING (500) FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE AS RESERVED IN THE DEED BY TRI-STATE LIVESTOCK CREDIT CORPORATION RECORDED JANUARY 18, 1984, BOOK 11615, PAGE 59, OFFICIAL RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. 3. THE INTEREST RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN SUB-SURFACE MINERAL RIGHTS AND WATER RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET AS SET FORTH ON THE FILED MAP. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $514,442.65 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 278 WEST COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 019-490-028 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10- 29-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3796038 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010

ported property address is: 2811 ABBEYDALE COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 019-520059 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3770887 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/25/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3788047 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-229500-ED Order # 090001335-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MICHAEL ALLEN HESS, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0222996-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $532,266.20 The pur-

The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1220 ARLINGTON WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $429,400.16. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 23/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3760748 10/29/2010, 11/- 05/2010, 11/12/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-252858-C Investor No. 0121277628 Loan No. 0307725186 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LUCINA PEREZ, A SINGLE WOMAN AND ALEJANDRO PEREZ AND GIOCONDA PEREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP ALL AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 5/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0170722 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:11/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4972 MESA RIDGE DR ANTIOCH, California 945318010 APN #: 055- 050-033-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $527,798.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/25/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3771119 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0078000 Title Order No. 10-8326537 Investor/Insurer No. 1697265957 APN No. 035- 465-010-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/08/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GEORGE NAVARRO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/08/2004 and recorded 10/22/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0405200-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra

Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 19/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1968 CHARDONNAY DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945611815. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $227,492.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3744958 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 444189CA Loan No. 0704153527 Title Order No. 530314 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-17-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-29- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-26-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-041448000, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: RONALD E. BROWN, UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURT-

recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÛn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa, Martinez Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, California 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Offices of Mark K. Oto SBN 100058, 255 North Market Street, Suite 260, San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 993-0303 DATE (Fecha): February 16, 2010 Clerk, by (Secretario): S. HARBRECHT, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-03666 Loan No. 32336794 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: CHAD SALAS AND APRIL SALAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 3/24/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0131682-00 in book ---, page --and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/29/2010 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: 725 COURT STREET, MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA (COUNTY COURTHOUSE) Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $416,623.39 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4339 Buckskin Drive, Antioch, CA 94531 A.P.N.: 053-560-006-8 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 10/20/201 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-245435-CL Order # 4006590 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GREGORY BAHR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 5/11/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0149433-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/23/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,966.24 The purported property address is: 267 CHESHIRE DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 010-320- 023-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): C1000470 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JANTO S. WIDJAJ, an individual; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): MERIWEST CREDIT UNION NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.°AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dÌas, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiÛn. Lea la informaciÛn a continuaciÛn. Tiene 30 D’cdAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÛn de $10,000 Û m·s de valor

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0084481 Title Order No. 10-8344386 Investor/Insurer No. 1701665049 APN No. 010- 380-011-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MATTHEW M MOOMEY AND EMMA L MOOMEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE., dated 06/29/2006 and recorded 07/14/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0222594-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/29/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0085937 Title Order No. 10-8348356 Investor/Insurer No. 1707557879 APN No. 041- 280-031-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/07/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ANDREA BARAJAS, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/07/2008 and recorded 08/14/08, as Instrument No. 2008- 0181153-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/03/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16 LEILA CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945613999. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $446,246.22. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 30/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3774574 11/05/2010, 11/- 12/2010, 11/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 98310 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/8/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 29, 2010, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by: GERARDO PADiLLA AND NELIA L. PADILLA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustors, recorded on 11/17/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0445179-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 033-380-025 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4654 MAMMOUTH LANE , OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $363,373.80. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Date: 11/- 3/10 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: JEAN GREAGOR, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3772041 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010

accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 29/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3773816 10/29/2010, 11/- 05/2010, 11/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-252281-C Investor No. 10673763 Loan No. 0593309909 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: TAMLYNN C. LYNCH, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 4/17/2006 as Instrument No. 20060118093-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 19 BIRMINGHAM COURT OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 034-380-059-5 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $513,760.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/18/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 ILEANNA PETERSEN, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3759366 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-30823-FF-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED12/07/- 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ROBERTO G. ABAO AND

MARIA CARMELA ABAO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/19/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0403172-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 11/12/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $469,643.54 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5348 SUNRISE MEADOWS LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 037- 280-081 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/12/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3771718 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 10/19/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0085284 Title Order No. 10-8346189 Investor/Insurer No. 1703982394 APN No. 037- 510-005-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL MORTIMER, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 05/11/2007 and recorded 05/25/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0153497-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/29/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23 BRAMANTE COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $403,965.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 29/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3774213 10/29/2010, 11/- 05/2010, 11/12/2010 Oakley Press Nio. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. T10-64893-CA / APN: 037-232020-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-15-2006. 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ X ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [ X ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: JERRY MADDAN AND CINDY MADDAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly

Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128, TUCSON, AZ 857326128 866-702-9658 Recorded 06-22-2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0197639-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, Date of Sale:1119-2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET),MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $406,407.18 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 991 ALMADEN CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 037-232-020-0 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST 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. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact AGENCY SALES AND POSTING at WWW.FIDELITYASAP. COM or 714-730-2727 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 10-29- 2010 CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 TUCSON, AZ 85732- 6128 STEPHANIE ABCEDE, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST ASAP# 3771651 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010

POSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3774333 11/- 05/2010, 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010

Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $362,508.90 The purported property address is: 1738 CHANDON WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-255-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3748501 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0084501 Title Order No. 10-8344403 Investor/Insurer No. 1705478918 APN No. 037- 490-022-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/14/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TIMOTHY L COMBS AND CATHIE LYNNE COMBS, HUSBAND AND WIFE PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP COMMUNITY, dated 11/14/2007 and recorded 11/21/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0320993-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/29/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4886 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $433,925.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-03705 Loan No. 7520950 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/6/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee 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: JOSE JUAN MORENO, JR., A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 6/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0218957-00 in book ---, page -- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/29/2010 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: 725 COURT STREET, MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA (COUNTY COURTHOUSE) Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $339,863.52 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4698 La Vista Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041-240-021-0 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-374454-RM Order # 4495892 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT M. JIMENEZ JR, A MARRIED MAN Recorded: 8/3/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0223578-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $474,680.91 The purported property address is: 29 GROVE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-160- 079-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Chase Home Finance LLC 800 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville OH 43081. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 11/5/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PUR-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0050621 Title Order No. 09-8154543 Investor/Insurer No. 1692102111 APN No. 033- 350-029-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/11/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LEONARD J SELPH, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AND CYNTHIA S ECKL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/11/- 2003 and recorded 08/18/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0406221-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 19/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 20 HENRY COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $360,432.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 31/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3770083 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-373802-VF Order # 521688 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRANK E. PHILLIPS AND SHERRY LYNN PHILLIPS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0451273- 00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-252704-C Investor No. 8353808 Loan No. 7435486071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/19/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: KEITH H. HIGASHIHARA AND CHUN RONG CHEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 2/28/2003 as Instrument No. 20030093743-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:11/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5107 CARRIAGE WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 053333- 008-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $292,445.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/20/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3770485 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010


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Photo courtesy of Steve Haycox

Players in the annual Diablo Cup tournament between Roddy Ranch and Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge included, front row from left, Rick Beaman; Mike Colton; Roddy cheerleaders Becky, Linda and Gigi; Captain Steve Haycox; Dave McKinnon and Peter Jacoway; back row: Jimmy Bean; Dirk Ziegler; Chris Miller; Kevin Fitzgerald; Dominic Debellis; Dave Goettsch; Scott Barrow; Ron Palsa; Steve Steger; Bobby Olds (holding trophy); Mike Hollingshead; Mark Christopulous; Greg Westphal; Jack Roddy; Bruce Swanson; Kwame Satterfield; Dave Dean; Alf Jeddy; Dave Maly; Billy Walsh; Johnny Ramirez and Michael Vera. Not pictured are Jasen Jun, Ron Varndell, Johnny Avila, Dennis Redden, Kevin Morris, Dong Kim, Al Hagedorn, Mike Harding, Socrates Gonis, David Goldfein, Rich Schanmier and Mark Casey.

Roddy Ranch retains Diablo Cup The third annual Diablo Cup Matches between Roddy Ranch and Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge are now in the books. Defending champion Team Roddy Ranch won the inaugural event in 2008 and again last year. The Diablo Cup is a

two-day event featuring four-ball matches (two-man best ball) played on day one, and singles matches played on day two. Day one’s four-ball, two-manteam competition took place at Roddy Ranch. Pairings are done by handicap, giving players of all abilities the chance

to compete. Roddy Ranch won the fourball matches, taking a 12-6 point lead over Team Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge. In day two’s singles competition, held at Deer Ridge, Team Roddy Ranch needed to win 15 of the 36 singles matches to retain the Cup and 15½ points to

win it. In a tight match, Team Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge made a valiant effort but fell short by a half-point margin. The 27-27 tie gave defending champion Team Roddy Ranch the privilege of retaining the cup for another year. – Contributed by Steve Haycox

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA09001144- 10-1 . Loan No. 3550974 Title Order No. 100419195-CA-LPI APN 035-481-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 23, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 7, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc., dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 28, 2003, as Instrument No. 2003-0362615-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RANDALL DAVIS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, in favor of HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: THE LATEST TAX BILL FROM THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR SHOWS THE PARCEL NO. AS: 035-481-009-5 As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4409 MACADAMIA LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $241,402.03 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a

check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: November 5, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA09001144-10-1 . 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded or the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3773022 11/05/2010, 11/- 12/2010, 11/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 2010

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): GAJRAJJIT SINGH DHILLON AND JOY DHILLON , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/2/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0190113-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $350,512.75 The purported property address is: 110 VELLA CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 510-041 037-510-041-9 132 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set

aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3748704 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

property described above is purported to be: 721 WALNUT DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $100,824.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 05/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3769201 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1765 DELTA MEADOWS WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613140. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $387,145.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 21/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3785770 10/29/- 2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 2010

FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1707 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara) filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Takako Kajiwara b. (AKA) Grace Kajiwara c. (AKA) Grace Takako Kajiwara d. (AKA) Takako Breakwell e. (AKA) Grace Takako Kajiwara- Breakwell to Proposed Name: Grace Takako Kajiwara 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/7/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-368684-VF Order # 100377050-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0054741 Title Order No. 09-8169814 Investor/Insurer No. 1701543125 APN No. 035- 403-015-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: KEVIN R. RUDNICKI, A SINGLE MAN, dated 03/13/2006 and recorded 03/23/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0088850-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/19/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0088720 Title Order No. 08-8325901 Investor/Insurer No. 1703498714 APN No. 0372700674 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/05/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: SALVADOR VALENCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 04/05/2007 and recorded 04/13/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0108041-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/29/2010 at 10:00AM, At the

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara), 5100 1B Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Peggy L. Loewenfels, 2400 Lunada Lane, Alamo, CA 94507 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Peggy L. Loewenfels FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1676 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Peggy L. Loewenfels filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Peggy Louise Loewenfels to Proposed Name: Peggy Louise Dahl Present Name: b. Peggy Louise Dahl to Proposed Name: Peggy Louise Dahl 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/3/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: October 1, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010


NOVEMBER 5, 2010

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

For information, call 925-240-7444 or visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com.

Friday, Nov. 5 Community Blessing and Energy Medicine

Thursday, Nov. 11 Marine Corps League Salute Veterans

Nor Cal Softball Tryouts

Be part of a community blessing by Peruvian Medicine Man Don Francisco from 6-9 p.m. at Knightsen Elementary School, 1923 Delta Road. Admission is $15 per family, followed by two days of workshops on Energy Medicine. For more information, visit www.yoursacreddestiny.com/7.html.

The Heritage High School Band and Summerset Singers salute our veterans at 11 a.m. in Veterans Park at Balfour Road and Griffith Lane. The event is coordinated by the Marine Corps League of Summerset Veterans and features a speaker from the state Veteran’s Administration. For more information, call 925-516-2831.

Weekend of Twinning Congregation B’nai Torah of the East Bay and the Islamic Center of the East Bay co-sponsor a local commemoration of a Global Weekend of Twinning of Mosques and Synagogues at 7:30 p.m. at 301 E. 13th St. in Antioch. For more information, call 925-779-9223.

Saturday, Nov. 6 St. Anthony Columbiettes More than 20 vendors offer their wares to shoppers from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. Admission is free. For more information, email columbiette10414@aol.com.

Discovery Bay Yacht Club Boutique The Discovery Bay Yacht Club hosts its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring numerous unique vendors. The Saturday event runs from 4-8 p.m.; appetizers will be served throughout the evening. Sunday’s boutique runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 925-216-4411.

Super Holiday Boutique The boutique is held in the Holy Rosary Church gym, 1313 A St. in Antioch from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and shop for that perfect gift. Featured items include The Pampered Chef, Arbonne International and Eco Couture. For more information, call 925-497-4054.

Summerset II Holiday Boutique For all your holiday needs, check out the 27 vendors at The Palms, 193 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. The boutique is held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a bake sale and lunch in the café while finding the perfect gift. For more information, call 925-2490-7965 or 925-513-7913.

Liberty HS Choir Fundraiser The Liberty Holiday Boutique, showcasing unique holiday gifts, gourmet foods, gift baskets and more, is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Liberty High School cafeteria. Santa will be on hand for photo-ops, sponsored by 80VOLTS. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information, call 925-525-2161.

Sunday, Nov. 7 Delta Dawgs Baseball Tryouts for baseball players 11-15 are held from 10 a.m.-noon at City Park, 17th Street and Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg. For more information, e-mail deltadawgsbaseball@yahoo.com or visit www.deltadawgsbaseball.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 Diabetes Discussion John Muir Health presents “Healthy Eating for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes” from 9:45-11 a.m. at The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road in Antioch. Registered Dietician Debbie Sousa Hull will be the speaker. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, call 925-754-7772.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 Teens Game Day at Antioch Library Teens are invited to play board games with friends

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after school at the Antioch Library starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

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Open Mic at The Game This month’s Open Mic is held at 6:30 p.m. in The Game, 235 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. All short, creative work is welcome, including poetry and short stories. Although the event is free, attendees are encouraged to support The Game with a purchase. For further information, call 925634-6655.

Sign-ups Oakley Recreation Classes Recreation classes such as ballet, tap, fencing, aikido, jump bunch, art, online driver’s education, karate and ballroom dancing will be starting soon. Visit www.oakleyinfo.com to check out more than 300 online classes offered in partnership with Ed2Go. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

Gingerbread House Contest The Antioch Rivertown Jamboree’s Gingerbread House Contest is open to all East County families. Winners will be announced at the Holiday Expressions Event held Dec. 4 from 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Entry forms may be picked up at 301 W. 10th St. in Antioch. For more information, call 925-757-0972.

Lady Blast Tryouts The Brentwood Pony Lady Blast competitive softball teams hold tryouts for the 2011 spring/summer teams on Nov. 20 at Knightsen Elementary School at 9 a.m. for 10U; 11 a.m. for 12U; and 1 p.m. for 14U. Private tryouts are also available. For more information, e-mail ladyblast@brentwoodpony.org.

Uncommon Synergy Volleyball Tryouts are held for the club’s 12U, 14U and 16U girls’ volleyball teams Monday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4-6 p.m. at Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. Players must be AAU members and provide their membership number. For fees and other information, visit www.usvbclub.com.

AARP Tax Aide Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed in Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg to assist senior and low-income clients with free tax preparation for one day per week during the tax season. Training will be provided. For more information, call 925-634-5037 or e-mail ginny.dembner@yahoo.com.

Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 15-18 for its fall 2010 and summer 2011 seasons. For more information, call 925-584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/ norcalsoftball1.

U.S. Citizenship Prep The 15-hour course (five three-hour classes) runs through Saturday, Nov. 20 (no class is held Nov. 13) from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 9 of the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. The fee is $55 per session. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

On the Horizon Veterans Day Event The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, presents Combat Missions, a Veterans Day Event, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Learn about the Vietnam War and view photos and stories from local veteran Phil Ehrhorn. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Concert at St. Ignatius of Antioch The Diablo Valley Masterworks Chorale under the direction of Richard Kamprath, presents a free concert of beloved choral works on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. A reception follows the concert. For more information, call 925-778-0768.

Bingo Night The Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus Council 10414 present Bingo Night on Saturday, Nov. 13 at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 971 O’Hara Avenue in Oakley. The first number for this cashonly event is called at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. sharp; dinner is served from 6-6:45 p.m. For more information, e-mail columbiette10414@aol.com.

East County Little League Sign-ups East County Little League holds early-bird registration for the 2011 spring season Monday, Nov. 15 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. For information, visit www. eastcountyll.org or e-mail info@eastcountyll.org.

Liberty HS Choir Mecca Dinner Purchase tickets for the Mecca Dinner by Nov. 12 from any Liberty High School chorister. The dinner includes a taco, burrito, cheese enchilada plus rice and beans for only $12. Proceeds benefit the Liberty High Choral Department. Pick-up is held Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-525-2161.

Ongoing

All Out Sports League

Cub Scout Pack 152

The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-282-4986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague.com.

All boys age 6-11 (grades one through five) are welcome to join Pack 152, which meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Vintage Parkway Elementary School, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. For more information, e-mail beede63@ aol.com or visit www.oakleycubscoutspack152. clubspaces.com.

Hospice of the East Bay Licensed massage therapists, energy workers and healers are invited to volunteer to provide gentle, compassionate care to hospice patients. Call 925887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department, or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Fall Swim Program The Brentwood SeaWolves Fall Swim Program has taken the plunge at the Heritage High School pool. The program is designed to instruct and refine swimming techniques for competition and improve conditioning. Space is limited.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. The group is open to those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No membership dues or reservations are needed. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Photo by Marco Gutierrez

Liberty junior running back Joseph Canady runs for yardage in the rain.

Battle from page 2B on a fourth-and-one turned the ball over on downs. Liberty later recovered a fumble on a kickoff return, but wasn’t able to do anything with the drive. By the time halftime rolled around, the Pirates held a 22-3 lead. “We wasted a couple of really golden opportunities in the first quarter and they came back to bite us,” Lion head coach Nate Smith said. “You can’t miss those opportunities against Pitt.” Liberty got on the board again in the fourth quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run by senior RB Josh Straiten. The Lions fell to 3-5 overall (1-2 BVAL); Pittsburg advanced to 3-6 (3-0 BVAL). Liberty will host Deer Valley on Friday while the Pirates play Freedom at home. Staff writer Justin Lafferty also contributed to this story. To comment, visit www.the press.net.

Sisters from page 8B has great speed. The coach praised Trisha’s speed and defense as well as her calm demeanor. “It makes us feel really confident, that we can really help and we won’t mess up,” Vicki said of her and her sister’s progression. Much like her sisters, Krystle had never gripped a water polo ball before coming to Deer Valley. Volleyball and swimming had been her two passions throughout middle school, but when she didn’t make the cut for the Wolverines’ volleyball team, she figured she’d give water polo a try. Krystle said she had to drag herself through each practice and game in her freshman year, but eventually, she caught on and started excelling. Soon she cracked the starting lineup, then was named to the All-BVAL Second Team in her sophomore year and First Team in her junior year. Soft-spoken Vicki and Trisha, who are also swimmers and volleyball players, said it helps to have their sister right there, like a second coach. After games, they all meet up to talk about what went right, what went wrong, and offer support. The twins said they’re starting to enjoy the sport and plan to play throughout their time at Deer Valley. “They have an opportunity, if they take it, to be MVP/BVAL-caliber players, if they put their minds to it,” Olff said. “They have the skill sets already, playing varsity as freshmen.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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