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Chamber red carpet ready to roll by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Last year Rita Caruso called it the Chamber of Commerce’s best event yet. But this time around, the organization’s president is raising the bar. “We’re looking to do even better this year,” said Caruso of the chamber’s annual State of the Town gala. “People are ordering their tickets early, and it looks like we’re going to have a great turnout.” On Saturday, Jan. 21, residents will dust the holiday glitter off their suits and cocktail dresses and head to the Discovery Bay Country Club for an evening of celebration, recognition and fun at the sixth annual State of the Town event. The evening offers residents an opportunity to mix,

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Chamber President Rita Caruso with last year’s Citizen of the Year Mike Guzzardo and Past Chamber President Greg Spivak. This year’s State of the Town gala will be held Jan. 21. mingle and honor their own while raising money for local causes. The gala also provides

an overview of town government and the changes taking place within the community.

The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and presentations at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by a live auction. Last year’s event raised nearly $2,500 for the Byron Union School District, thanks largely to a last-minute silent auction. “We really took a risk last year with the auction. Everyone said not to do it, but it paid off,” said Caruso. “And we’re going to do it again this year, with all the profits going again to the school district.” The evening celebrates the town’s Citizen, Business and Teacher of the Year as well as the special President’s Circle Award, determined by the chamber’s current and past president and awarded to an see Red Carpet page 17

2011’s greatest grammatical gaffes “ Strippers swim upstream to the Sacramento

by Ger Erickson Copy Editor

Sometimes things are so bad, they’re good. Had “Rocky Horror Picture Show” been less campy, would it have achieved its cult status? Doubtful. Would “American Idol” be a winner without its wobbly throated wannabes? C’mon. The same is true for words. The grammatical gaffes, syntactic slapstick and logical lapses that stumble across my computer screen provide welcome decompression from the stress of editorial deadlines. Hey, I’ve even caught one or two before they made their way into print. So brace yourself for the 2011 Blooper Reel Awards for the weirdest wordcraft never to have reared its ugly head in the pages of the Press:

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– Winner, MOST PICTURESQUE TYPO Award MOST PICTURESQUE TYPO Award Third Runner-up: His sandwiches have an Italian flare. Second Runner-up: The group is hosing the free Cesar Chavez State Holiday Concert. First Runner-up: The preacher served in the Perspiration Church for 11 years. And the award goes to: Strippers swim upstream to the Sacramento River to spawn. TYPOS THAT ACTUALLY WORK Award Third Runner-up: The event attracted a large caste of volunteers.

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Second Runner-up: Music was provided by four signing groups. First Runner-up: Singing sensation Carol Peters will be staring in a free concert. And the award goes to: He proposed to her last Eater Sunday at a huge family picnic. FERDINAND MAGELLAN MEMORIAL Award The team clashed with squads from as far east as Missouri, Maryland, Long Island and Hawaii. YOU DON’T SAY! Award Third Runner-up: The juvenile

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ran away from home without permission. Second Runner-up: Positions are open until filled. First Runner-up: The shoplifter stole property from the business without paying. And the award goes to: The driver rear-ended another vehicle, abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot without leaving contact information. YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN Award Second Runner-up: He felt the team underperformed and could have done better. First Runner-up: He has headlined shows internationally in 12 countries. And the award goes to: She didn’t miss a beat when she said, without hesitation, … see Gaffes page 12

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Bring on 2012 As 2011 comes to an end and a sparkling new year stretches in front of us, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the stories that have graced the pages of Your Hometown Weekly Newspaper over the last 12 months. As we have every year, the staff here at The Press has put together a few representative pieces as a final goodbye to this year. The stories we’ve chosen aren’t the biggest or most important things that happened. They’re just interesting events, unusual happenings or simply stories worth noting again. Of course, you can revisit all of the stories, pictures, letters and commentary from the last 12 months by logging on to www.thepress.net and checking our archives. We’re privileged to be a part of our readers’ lives, and hope to continue with you for many more years. We’re also hoping that 2012 will bring you peace, happiness and prosperity, but whatever the new year brings, we’ll go through it together. Thanks for sharing with us, and we hope you enjoy this year-end mini-retrospective.

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State begins spraying water weed by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer This story was originally published on April 15, 2011. The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) began spraying the waterways of Discovery Bay and Bethel Island this week in the first of a series of treatments designed to manage the prolific egeria densa waterweed. “This is a huge step in controlling the problem and providing vital feedback for handling the issue in the future,” said CSD President Kevin Graves. “It’s great news.” The tenacious weed first caught the attention of local homeowners and officials last year when a perfect storm of temperature, water and sunlight caused the fast-growing weed – most commonly found in pet stores and home aquariums – to expand its reach, clogging area bays and waterways up and down the Delta. But because treatment for the weed costs approximately $2,000 per acre and requires a state permit, the herbicide is unavailable to the public. Last year, County Supervisor and Discovery Bay resident Mary Piepho began advocating that the state-run agency foot the bill for treating the egeria densa in Bethel Island and Discov-

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Discovery Bay residents listen as Lucia Beccera of the California Department of Boating and Waterways outlines plans for the spraying of the egeria densa waterweed. ery Bay. She hosted a series of meetings with the DBW, Reclamation District 800 and members of Discovery Bay’s CSD, and orchestrated two town hall meetings last weekend in Discovery Bay and Bethel Island. “I’m glad I was able to bring everyone together and move this issue forward,” said Piepho. “This is really a Delta issue, not just a community issue … We’ve received great help from federal, state and local government and

we’re hoping this is a first step toward a longer course of treatment.” According to Graves, “The Department of Boating and Waterways really stepped up and recognized the impact the egeria densa was having on the largest residential development located in the Delta. I want to thank Supervisor Mary Piepho for bringing together all the governmental agencies to accomplish what we were originally told would never happen.”

Spraying began this week on the 350 acres in Discovery Bay and approximately 100 acres in Bethel Island. Pellets filled with the non-toxic chemical fluridone are shot through a blower into the water and will continue to be administered once a week for eight to 12 weeks. Follow-up tests will be conducted daily to chart the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. Residents who see a stray pellet or two on their docks are advised to simply brush them into the water. Because the herbicide is slow acting, residents won’t be able to spot immediate and dramatic improvement. “It is critical to remember that it will take a few weeks to see any changes,” said DBW Public Information Officer Gloria Sandoval. “And at that time, the tips of the weeds will begin to look pinkish or whitish. So we’re really urging people to leave the weeds alone and give the treatment time to do its job.” So far, the DBW has committed to the program for only the current season. “Treatment is just for this year, and based on the results, we’ll see what happens in the future,” said Sandoval. “Egeria densa has never been eradicated, but it can be controlled and it does react to treatment. We’re hopeful it will be effective in the treated areas.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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East County heroes abound in 2011 by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

This story was compiled from stuff reports. Local heroes were everywhere this year; ordinary citizens stepping up under the most extraordinary of circumstances to help those in need. On 9/11, Brentwood resident Rico Tolentino spotted a growing smoke cloud a few doors down from his house. Tolentino dashed to the scene to find a trash can and fence between two houses ablaze, grabbed a nearby garden hose and began spraying water on a burning fence that had collapsed against one of the houses. By the time the fire department arrived, “They said, ‘You did most of the work for us!’” said Tolentino. As a precaution, firefighters insisted Tolentino go to the hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. He was uninjured. Neighbors showed their appreciation for Tolentino’s actions by throwing a neighborhood barbecue in his honor. For Oakley residents Samantha Sunburst and Fredrick Reed, their heroic actions turned a regular day into an unforgettable experience. Walking between Main Street and Rose Avenue in Oakley last May, the pair watched in horror as an elderly woman, with two grandchildren in the car, lost control and careened over the wall into the canal below. By the time Sunburst and Reed reached them, the car had begun filling

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Just a few weeks after his near-fatal accident, Tim Gruber, center, poses with son Brandon, left, and Ryan Coke, who helped pull Gruber from the waters off Carmel Beach. with water. “The kids were holding their heads up as high as they could, trying to get enough air,” said Reed. “We just grabbed them one at a time and got them out of there.” Although badly shaken, none of the passengers were injured. In honor of Sunburst and Reed’s bravery, the ECCFD honored the Good Samaritans with letters of commendation from the department. It took him just an instant to realize he was in trouble, but for former Brentwood

resident Tim Gruber it was a life-changing moment. As he was preparing to ride the last wave of the day near Carmel last June, the lifelong surfer slipped and fell backward onto the base of his neck. “I lost the use of my arms immediately and I knew it was bad,” said Gruber, a threetime NCAA All-American distance runner. Help arrived in the form of two teenage boys, one of whom was a family friend staying at the Grubers’ house for the weekend. Ryan Coke of Brentwood was on shore

when a woman came over and alerted him to the man floating motionless in the surf. “I was scared,” said Coke, 14. “I’m not a very strong swimmer but I went out there to help … I didn’t even recognize Tim when we got to him because his face was bloated and blue.” Luckily for Gruber – and Coke’s quick action – the injury he sustained in the area of the C-5 spinal column is expected to heal in response to ongoing physical therapy. At one time or another we’ve all wondered how we would react in an emergency. Last October, Vicki Simmons and Patrick James had the chance to find out, and an Oakley teenager is alive as a result. During a routine run, James, a P.E. teacher at O’Hara Park Middle School, was watching his students when he noticed something strange. What he saw was 13-year-old Ignacio Pena lying motionless, face down on the grass. Realizing the boy wasn’t breathing, James called 911 and together with Simmons – also an O’Hara Park P.E. instructor – began rescue efforts. “I began CPR,” said Simmons. “And when the paramedics arrived, they said to continue CPR while they prepared to take him in the ambulance.” Pena was revived at the hospital and continues to recover at a nearby hospital. “It was emotional; I was emotional,” said James. “But I just did what the parents of Oakley expect me to do. We just did what we needed to do.” see Performance page 7


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La Clinica opens after four-year wait by Samie Hartley

Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier, seen here with State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier and La Clinica CEO Jane Garcia, puts some muscle into cutting the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of La Clinica Oakley.

Staff Writer This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2011.

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Supporting Community Organizations rallied for city support to bring La Clinica to Oakley, and after years of fundraising and accepting pledges from major medical service providers, La Clinica officially opened its doors on Dec. 2. The clinic plans to operate as a satellite facility to the Pittsburg location for the first year to make sure everything is in order. La Clinica CEO Jane Garcia said the new facility has already registered 200 families, and identified 800 other families that could benefit from the Oakley location. The facility at the outset will be open 20 hours a week, and Garcia hopes to assist 1,000 patients within the first year. She’d like to open the clinic 40 hours a week and treat 4,000 patients annually by 2013. “This is a community that is not going to let us fail,” Garcia said at the grand opening. “Our goal is to provide a full gamut of services. Behavioral health, prenatal care – all the services that are part of health care, including

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Some things are worth the wait, and for Oakley, Christmas came early this year with the opening of La Clinica in the Cypress Square Shopping Center. It took four years, but now Oakley is home to the newest La Clinica facility, which offers an array of health care services to those carrying little or no insurance. For Oakley resident Paulina Maffia and her children, the opening of La Clinica in her hometown is a blessing. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Maffia and her family, like many in East County, fell on hard times and lost their medical insurance. Rather than going to a doctor, she would ignore pain until it became unbearable and a trip to the emergency room was the only option. She was thrilled to discover the La Clinica in Pittsburg. But the joy didn’t last. The Maffia family suffered a second blow to their finances, and the 45-minute trip to Pittsburg, creeping through construction traffic, became too costly. But now that La Clinica has come to Oakley, Maffia can provide her family with proper care. “I’m so glad we have this safety net to provide quality, affordable healthcare,” Maffia said to the crowd of 150 guests at the La Clinica grand opening last week. Members of the Contra Costa Interfaith

preventative health care services. It took us a while to get going but our commitment is for the long haul.” La Clinica has the support of many local medical providers. Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Diablo Area donated $150,00 to the cause, John Muir Health Alliance provided $450,000, Sutter Health provided $200,000, the Vesper Society donated $56,337, Radback Energy, Inc. donated $25,000 and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Fund for Community Benefit at the East Bay Community Foundation donated $300,000. The City of Oakley worked with S&R Associates, the owners of Cypress Square, to secure a seven-year lease for La Clinica to get it started. In addition, S&R donated $51,511 to help La Clinica renovate its new home. La Clinica Oakley, located at 2021 Main St., is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-7768200 or visit www.laclinica.org.

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Police meeting, Grand Jury lauds beating benchmarks Brentwood finances by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer This story was originally published on April 15, 2011. An innovative system designed to help police address areas of concern is doing just that, according to an annual report delivered to the Brentwood City Council this week. Police Chief Mark Evenson told the City Council Tuesday that the city’s Police Department Benchmark Report, initiated in 2008, is designed to track performance in four areas: response times, incidents of crime and crime rates, workloads and crime clearance rates. “Few police agencies across the country hold themselves to this level of accountability by inviting

public scrutiny of their organizational performance on a yearly basis,” Evenson reported to the council. “The Benchmark Report further illustrates our commitment to providing the best police services and information to our citizens.” “The 2011 Benchmark report reinforces that the men and women of the Brentwood Police Department continue to provide exceptional police services to the citizens of Brentwood,” Evenson said. “Even with the challenges of temporarily losing several patrol officers to long-term injuries and disabilities, both our police officers and civilian support staff stepped up to fill the void. I’m very proud of all of them.” To view the entire Benchmark Report, visit www.thepress.net.

by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer This story was originally published on July 1, 2011 A Contra Costa County Grand Jury has praised the City of Brentwood for its fiscal management during the recession, suggesting other cities in the county consider the city’s approach. In a report entitled “Brentwood – a city addressing reality,” issued last week, the grand jury looked the financial difficulties facing all 19 of the county’s cities. All had taken steps to deal with the crisis, the report said, but it singled out four programs in Brentwood as worthy of emulation. Fiscal management and planning Brentwood’s use of a 10-year fiscal planning model allows officials to plug in various “what if” scenarios that help forecast the impact down the road of decisions made now. The city has also maintained 30 percent of its annual budget in reserve, the report

said, as well as Emergency Preparedness and Budget Stabilization funds to help weather the storm. Addressing revenue and expense imbalance Once the state’s fourth-fastest-growing city, Brentwood in 2005 implemented a plan to reduce its reliance on developer fees over the next decade. As the recession worsened, the plan was accelerated to three years, one result being the 84-percent reduction in the number of employees involved in its capital improvement program – from 17 to three. A fee deferral program to encourage continued residential and commercial development, staff reductions in all departments except Code Enforcement and the police department, and continuing cost-effective maintenance on vehicles, equipment and computers were also noted in the report. Performance measurement The enacment in 2008 of Brentwood’s Police Benchmark Reporting system, which charts the PD’s performance in key areas such as response see Grand Jury page 31


END OF THE YEAR SUMMARY This year’s report is going to sound a lot like the wrap-up from the last 2-3 years. Difficult transactions, distressed properties ruling the day, and we keep waiting for the wave of foreclosures that has yet to arrive. I feel like the little boy that cried “Wolf!” when we keep hearing from all the “experts” that there is a huge wave of foreclosures headed our way, yet the lenders continue to drip them out in a measured manner. Delinquencies seem to be rising again, which could force the lenders’ hands into more foreclosures. However, loan modifications appear to be getting better. I’ve reviewed many for local homeowners, and I’m seeing some good ones finally come across my desk, even some principal reductions. If this trend continues, that may keep more properties from becoming foreclosures. Overall inventory is WAY down, almost 40% less than last year. Many banks called off foreclosures last year

to work through the Robo-signing and MERS lawsuits. Some of these cases have settled recently, which could mean they’ll start foreclosing more rapidly next year. Unless some new reason to delay pops up in 2012 like it has the last few years? Prices seem to be mostly flat. The average listing price for our area went up a bit, but the average sold price is about where we ended last year. Big news is that the law in California changed where in most cases lenders can’t pursue after a short sale (consult an attorney). So short sales are now something every distressed homeowner needs to at least consider if they can’t make their payment and can’t get a sensible loan modification. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty

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Oakley power plant breaks ground by Samie Hartley Staff Writer This story was originally published on July 15, 2011. Local, county and state officials gathered in Oakley on Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Oakley Generating Station. A crowd of approximately 150 attended the festivities that marked the official start of construction of the 614-megawatt, stateof-the-art, natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. The station, located on Bridgehead Road on 22 acres at the former DuPont property, will offer one of the first applications of General Electric’s latest, advanced 7FA gas turbine, which will operate more efficiently and be more environmentally friendly than previous turbines. The new technology will eliminate 19,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually and use 93 percent less water than conventional power plants. “This is a beautiful day,â€? said Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier as he welcomed the crowd to the invitation-only event. “It’s been a long process ‌ but here we are today, and it’s a good day. Let’s get this party started.â€? Danville-based Radback Energy formally introduced the Oakley Generating Station project back in November of 2009 when the project went before the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its first public hearing. After months of investigations, the CEC approved the project in May of this year. The

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Oakley City Council members, from left, Vice Mayor Kevin Romick, Carol Rios, Mayor Jim Frazier, Pat Anderson and Randy Pope make their mark at the Oakley Generating Station groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. construction of the plant is expected to take 32 months and create more than 700 union jobs. After completion, a crew of approximately 20 will operate the facility. Frazier said he and the Oakley council are proud to welcome Radback and GE to Oakley and look forward to their continued partnership. Radback has already contributed to the community in many ways, most recently helping fund a portion of the fireworks show at the annual Oakley Cityhood Celebration. Radback officials have also pledged to start a community benefits program in which Radback will contribute approximately $6 million to establish a community grant program for local nonprofit organizations and to fund city

capital improvement projects. Radback CEO Bryan Bertacchi also expressed gratitude for the partnership and looks forward to Radback becoming part of the community. “Developing new projects in California teaches you one thing: you need a lot of oars in the water to create a project like this one,� Bertacchi told the crowd. “But in my personal experience over the last 30 years, the oars aren’t all paddling in the same direction and you’re going around in circles. But we’re here today because this group spent four years paddling together, working toward the same goal.� California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey admitted the project

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Liberty senior surprised by Prom Part II by Samie Hartley

Liberty High School senior Ana Barraza, with Shawn Whalen, was treated to her very own prom last week. She was unable to attend the senior ball in San Francisco due to an illness, so the student body threw a special prom in her honor.

Staff Writer This story was originally published on June 3, 2011. While her classmates were dancing the night away in San Francisco, Ana Barraza lay in a hospital bed awaiting early-morning surgery. When the Liberty High School senior woke up on the morning of her senior ball, she experienced debilitating stomach pains. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors told her she had suffered a gall bladder attack and they would need to remove the stones causing her so much pain. That meant an overnight stay in the hospital and no senior ball. “I was disappointed,” said Ana, an aspiring teacher who will attend Sonoma State in the fall. “But if I had to miss senior ball, then I had to miss senior ball. That’s just how it was.” But that’s not how it was – not if Ana’s friends had anything to say about it. Ana texted her friends to inform them of the bad news but encouraged them to have a good time and take plenty of pictures. They did as she asked and went to the city for prom, but they knew they had to do something special for their friend once she recovered. Enter Liberty teacher Kandy Aldana. Ana’s mentor in the Teaching and Learning Academy, Aldana has known Ana for four years. When she heard Ana missed senior ball, she talked to some students about putting on a mini prom after school – just something small in the classroom. The students loved the idea, but a mini-prom wouldn’t do. They had bigger plans.

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School district renovations nearly complete by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer This story was originally published on Oct. 28, 2011. When students at Excelsior Middle School arrived for their regular Monday morning assembly last week, they had no idea they were coming back to a virtually brand-new campus. “After being gone on break for two weeks, the kids didn’t know that when they came back, the multi-use building would be done,” said Byron Union School Superintendent Ken Jacopetti. “We weren’t sure either, but over the break, crews were able to put the finishing touches on everything. When the students came back for their Monday Huddle, there were lots of cheers all around. Everyone is excited.” And understandably so. Renovations to the aging campus have been underway since the summer of 2010. For the first time since 1949, students will have a new 2,700-square-foot library, cafeteria and theater to call home. “It was definitely time,” laughed Jacopetti, who added that an official celebration of the completion of the project is planned after the first of the year. “It’s been quite the dance.” And it’s not over yet. Three new soccer fields and track are in the works, as are the renovation of 14 classrooms, plus a new

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Construction on Excelsior Middle School’s new multi-use building, above, was recently completed. gymnasium – scheduled to be named the Joey Graves Gymnasium in honor of the former Excelsior student who was killed in Iraq in 2006. The track, fields and classroom projects are scheduled to be completed in May of 2012. The gymnasium is slated to be done in August of 2012. The school district project was paid for by Measure C dollars – a $19,700,00 bond passed in 2006 to improve the quality of education in the Byron district. District projects already completed or slated for completion include the installation of

district-wide technology, renovated sports fields and bathrooms as well as a fourth/ fifth-grade plaza project, an expanded kindergarten area and new fencing at Discovery Bay Elementary, a new pickup loop, extra parking and a fenced storage area at Timber Point Elementary, and Excelsior’s new driveway that feeds into Byer Road. As allocated by state law, Measure C dollars can be used only for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities and not for administrator or teacher salaries.

All in all, said Jacopetti, the longterm projects (the renovation conversation began with former superintendent Tom Meyer and continued through to recent superintendent Eric Prater) have been worth the wait. “It’s been an ebb and flow but all worth it,” said Jacopetti. “Just to be able to walk through the multi-use room and see the quality of everything – it’s just wonderful.” To view a slideshow of the project’s progress, visit www.byronusd.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The next hurdle in the ongoing quest to secure 3,600 acres near Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood as a state historic park is nearly complete. But for some proponents of the John Marsh Historic Trust, it’s a bittersweet milestone. The California State Park and Recreation Commission is expected to approve the general plan and environmental impact report (EIR) for the property currently known as Cowell Ranch/John Marsh at its Jan. 27 meeting. The general plan provides for acreage in the area north of Round Valley Regional Preserve and Los Vaqueros Watershed. Once the general plan and EIR are approved, the commission is expected – during the same meeting – to rename the property Los Meganos State Park. “It is our staff’s recommendation that this is the best name because we believe it offers a flow of the state’s history, not just a snapshot,” said Steve Musillami, planning division chief

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for California State Parks. The Los Meganos name (which means sandy hills) was actually part of John Marsh’s original acquisition – he actually used the name “Ranchos de Los Meganos.” “This particular site is unique because when we got into the general plan we learned a lot more about the archeological resources in the area,” added Musillami. “It’s one of the most unique sites in California.” But Gene Metz, president of the John Marsh Historic Trust, believes the property –

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which will include the revitalized John Marsh House as its focal point – should be named the John Marsh Historic State Park. “We believe that if appropriately used, the name John Marsh Historic State Park can convey the positive interaction between the whites and the Indians,” said Metz. “We think with the Marsh name, people will be eager and interested in learning and celebrating that time in the state’s history.” This latest effort to stave off the Los Meganos moniker is the third go-around for the Marsh Trust board, which has lobbied heavily for the name it feels is a better representation of the area and the state’s history. “The commission attempted to rename the property last year and we asked that it not be done at that time,” said Metz. “Now it has come up again and we will again make our feelings known. But how much weight we can carry, I don’t know.” Plans for the state park include the revi-

talized Marsh home, walking and hiking trails, picnic areas, equestrian facilities and camping in Round Valley and the eastern part of the park. Money for the project has been difficult to find, but approval of the general plan and EIR paves the way for additional grant opportunities and funding resources. “This will be a very big step in the process,” said Roy Stearns, communications director for California State Parks. “Because once the name is officially put onto the maps, we can move ahead with the project.” Metz agrees that the most important thing is to get the park up and running – regardless of the site’s name. “Of course we are absolutely delighted that the project is moving ahead,” said Metz. “What’s important is getting the park open and available to the public to enjoy, discover and learn about the history of early California.” The commission will take part in a briefing on the general plan and naming proposal for the Cowell/Marsh property on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the John Marsh house, 21999 Marsh Creek Road. The entrance to the property is approximately 700 feet south of the intersection of Vineyard Parkway and Marsh Creek Road. The commission will meet again on Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. in the Community Room of the City of Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., to vote on the general plan and EIR and consider the renaming of the site. Both meetings are open to the public. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Amanda Dove categories as Citizen and Business of the Year, thanked the community and his peers for the honors. “I’m humbled to be among such a great group of people,” said Sasville. “I believe in this community and I enjoy giving to local groups and organizations. But as far as Business of the Year, the Realtors that work for me make it what it is. I couldn’t do any of it without them. They deserve a lot of the credit.” Other nominees for Business of the Year include Marples and Associates, Sutter Delta Medical Center, KD Promotional Products, John Muir Medical Center, Sasville Properties and Boardwalk Grill. Tickets for the State of the Town gala are $60. For additional information, call Rita Caruso at 925-640-5746. To comment, visit www.thepress. net.

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Editor: On behalf of the board of the Brentwood Regional Community Chest, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, businesses and individuals who provided hundreds of hours of time, thousands of dollars in donations, and helped collect, prepare and deliver thousands of toys and tons of food in our Christmas Basket program this year. Our program was enormously successful once again, thanks to so many community members. A huge number of volunteers gave of their time and holiday spirit Friday and Saturday. The sorting and packing was completed in record time. Over 550 families were presented with a large box of food, all the ingredients for a Christmas dinner, and toys for their children. Thank you to the Brentwood Union School District, the City of Brentwood staff and the City Council for their donations of time and space for this event. Thank you to our mayor, Bob Taylor, who collects thousands of dollars each year and then dons a turkey suit to pose for pictures and greet the crowds. An extra special thank you to Brentwood Police Officer Roger Wilson and his Explorer unit for the outstanding work they do each and every year on our behalf. This event would not be possible without all of the local businesses that support our collection efforts each November and December. An extra-special thank you to a few of our longtime and generous supporters: the Wilson family and their Napa Auto Parts store, which raises thousands of dollars for us each and every year; East Contra Costa Bank (Bank of Agriculture and Commerce); the employees at Precision Cabinets and Trim, who purchase and put together bicycles for so many of our families each year; and the folks at Brentwood Self Storage, who generously donate storage space for our program all year ’round.

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We don’t need Walmart Editor: The Planning Commission meeting held this week has shown a definite trend in local politics – that trend being that Walmart got what they paid for. Indications are that the Brentwood city government and all its members will do exactly what the developers, Walmart lawyers and Walmart lobbyist want. Apparently, turning Brentwood into another Antioch or Pittsburg and ruining the quality of life here is not such a high price to pay for all that money. All of us need to remember that these are the same great minds that paid $16,000 each for the palm trees downtown. Break it down. The price of one tree would have fed all the homeless at Street Feast for two years. The price paid for three trees would pay the annual salary of a teacher. The fiscal skills of our elected and appointed leaders are

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Wonderful Walkabout in delightful downtown

Editor: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 was the night that the people of Brentwood came out to play in their newly renovated downtown. The Downtown Brentwood Business Coalition put on the wonderfully successful Winter Walkabout. As a new business owner and member of the Downtown Brentwood Business Coalition, also known as the DBC, this was my first event. As I stood in the courtyard of the Vista Verde Plaza on First Street, I realized that this event was a huge

success and I was having a wonderful time. I was stunned to see so many families, couples and friends walking the streets going from store to shop to restaurant, laughing, eating, singing with Christmas carolers and riding in the horse-drawn cart. There were droves of children at Santa’s Village enjoying crafts and sitting in Santa’s lap. The funeral home was doing Tarot card readings and the restaurants were serving samplings of their fares. The shop owners were offering warm drinks and sweets. Our hope was that people would come out and experience the downtown, meet their local business owners and have an evening filled with good food, good drinks, good conversation and laughter. From what I saw and heard last night, our hopes came true. I had the privilege of meeting some great people and adorable kids and I was a witness to the downtown business owners connecting with the people of their community, and conversely, people chose to come out and play, and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of it. I had great conversations, I laughed with people, talked about my business and what I had to offer as well as being able to talk about what people were experiencing at other businesses. It was great to hear how much they loved the new downtown. Lori Yap-Chiongco Brentwood

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Falcons fall just short in tournament by Michael Dixon Correspondent When Drew Torres’ Freedom High boys basketball team entered the Roy Ghiggeri Invitational on their home court, the coach considered Freedom and Sacramento’s Burbank Titans the two best teams. When the tournament was over, Torres was exactly right. Freedom blew out Laguna Creek in the first round and notched a come-from-behind victory over College Park in the second. Burbank enjoyed similar success, downing James Logan and Monte Vista in the first two rounds. In the finals, the Titans emerged victorious, defeating the Falcons 61-56. “It was a competitive tournament,” Torres said. “We played really well defensively against College Park. They made only four baskets on us in the second half. I figured it would come down to us and Burbank. I didn’t know what to expect in the finals.” Torres said Freedom’s problems came from inconsistent shooting behind the three-point and free-throw lines, a shortcoming that’s plagued the Falcons through the early part of the season. In

the loss to Burbank, Freedom made only one of 16 three-point shots attempted. The Antioch Panthers also participated in the Ghiggeri Invitational. Antioch is a significantly different team than the one that won the Bay Valley Athletic League last year. The Panthers are still suffering through early-season struggles, having dropped the Ghiggeri Invitational opener 89-57 to Monte Vista and lost the finale 71-47 to Las Lomas. Between those games, Antioch managed a 60-56 win against Logan. Freedom’s played its first post-tournament game Tuesday night against Piedmont Hills. The Falcons trailed most of the way, but managed to fight their way back into the game. Ultimately, Freedom fell short, losing 62-61. “The players have to buy in to the coaches,” Torres said. “We need some internal leadership; guys that will come out and lead it. If it always comes from the coaches, it’s not going to happen. When it gets to a point where I don’t have to do it, then we’ll have a special team.” League play for the Falcons, Panthers and the rest of the BVAL will begin Jan. 13. Antioch hosts Freedom in the league opener.

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Burbank’s David Straughter blocks a shot by Freedom junior center Ramiro Contreras during the Roy Ghiggeri Invitational.

Lions take silver at Bronzan Invitational by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Facing tough competition from all over the Bay Area and Central Valley, Liberty High’s wrestling team held home court at the recent Lou Bronzan Invitational. The Lions outperformed all other Bay Valley Athletic League squads, placing second overall to James Logan from Union City. The two schools were pretty much alone at the top: Logan’s 204 points earned the Colts first place; Liberty’s 191.5 secured second place for the Lions; and the third place finisher, Exeter, earned 126.5. The Lions claimed victories in the 114- (sophomore Devon Lyle), 139- (junior Austin Solari), 146- (senior Xavier Johnson) and 161-pound weight classes (senior Kevin Milner). Milner’s match with Exeter senior Caleb Alvarado went down to the wire until the Lion came away with a 5-4 win. Solari actually topped his own teammate, Jake Thompson-Zanarini, for the 5-0 victory. “I wrestled smart and I didn’t give up too many points,” Solari said. “It was also kind of hard because you guys wrestle each other in practice so much that you know each other’s styles and you know what moves they’re good at. It’s harder to score because you know what’s coming.”

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Liberty junior Austin Solari pins Exeter’s Brandon Akers during the Lou Bronzan Invitational. Liberty was also well-represented at the top in the Brittany David Invitational, a girls tournament hosted at the same time. In the 118-pound bracket, Liberty’s Kristina Diaz placed second after losing a tough match to Benicia’s Forrest Molinari. “It was all right, but I wish I would’ve done better,” Diaz said. “She was pretty tough, but it’s always good to have good matches so I can get better.”

Pittsburg, a BVAL team hoping to rise through the ranks this season, was impressive at the Lou Bronzan Invitational, finishing 13th. Javonte Brooks-Brown, a senior, claimed a team-best third in the 286-pound class. Brooks-Brown lost to Armijo’s Andrew Fuimaono in the main bracket and later toppled Joe Lacomba from Logan in the consolation final. Senior Kenneth Nelson placed fourth

in the 183-pound bracket for the Pirates. Edwardo Marchan continued the solid performance for Pittsburg, finishing sixth in the 171-pound class. Heritage, another local up-and-comer, finished 16th. Head coach Mark Barnes was proud of his grapplers, who took a big leap forward from last year’s Lou Bronzan Invitational. Joey Vigil, a junior, placed third in the 114-pound bracket after defeating junior Otto Sheffler of De La Salle. Barnes’ son Dalton made it to the finals in the 183-pound class, but the senior lost a tough match to Ft. Bragg’s Jacob Richards. This year was the first time Dalton Barnes made it to the tournament’s second day. “For him to make it to the finals, I’m very very proud of him,” Mark said. “I’m very happy with our guys. They’re working hard and doing well.” The next BVAL squad to place was Antioch at 24th. Kyle Clark, a senior, claimed a title in the 221-pound class over Chumkaur Dhaliwal of Logan. Senior Andre Holley finished eighth in the 114-pound bracket. Deer Valley finished 32nd, led by 139pound junior Austin Morales. Though Morales didn’t place, he scored 12 of the Wolverines’ 32 points, making it to the fifth consolation round. Senior Tanner Sterud, in the 183-pound bracket, scored 10 points for Deer Valley. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Panthers dancing to a different beat by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

This story was originally published on Oct. 14, 2011.

Antioch senior lineman Tory Ramirez pursues Northgate quarterback Shane Ryan during a recent game. Ramirez’s uncle, Tomas Rivera, recorded an anthem for the Panthers that the team plays after halftime.

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figured the best way to right some wrongs was to write. When Ramirez approached his uncle about the song, Rivera thought it was a great way not only to make some more music, but finally come through for his nephew. Ramirez started jotting down teammates’ names, nicknames, positions, references to rival teams and other things he thought would be cool to hear in the song, such as Antioch’s 56-0 season-opening victory over Gregori of Modesto. “I just gave him a little bit,” Ramirez said, “and he ran with it.” After the Panthers toppled Napa on Sept. 23, Rivera texted Ramirez late at night, letting him know the song – “It’s the Anthem” – was finished. Ramirez was so excited, he couldn’t wait for the next day. Rivera came over immediately, even though it was around midnight, so his nephew could hear it for the first time.

As soon as Ramirez popped the CD into his laptop, Rivera knew he’d done the right thing. “It was an amazing feeling to know that for the first time in 17 years, I was the source of the genuine smile on that kid’s face,” Rivera said. “It almost brought tears to my eyes.” The song, which made its debut in a Sept. 30 game against Mt. Diablo, opens with a clip from Mr. T, growling, “I’m gonna hit you so hard, I’m gonna knock you into next week.” It continues, extolling the prowess of senior wideout Josh Oseguera, senior lineman Nic Reyes, senior quarterback Troy Amate and other teammates. There are messages for Bay Valley Athletic League rivals Deer Valley, Liberty, Pittsburg and Heritage as well. But Rivera’s lyric that starts at the 1:16 mark might be the most meaningful: “Hey, nephew, here’s a little something I’ve promised./Sorry that it’s late, but I promise it’s the bombest.”

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Tomas Rivera just wanted to finally put a smile on his nephew’s face. He ended up creating the soundtrack to a recharged atmosphere around Antioch High’s Eells Stadium. Rivera, uncle of Panthers’ senior lineman Tory Ramirez, is a part of local rap group Dark Cyde. Ramirez asked Rivera if he could use his talents to give the football team an anthem; something to announce their presence with authority. For Antioch, which holds a 5-0 record for the first time in 15 years, the song has united the team behind a common message. The Panthers blast it from the rafters when they come back onto the field after halftime. “It pumps the whole team up,” senior running back Deante Mays said. “When we feel that music coming, we just get pumped up, we get ready for action, to go down the field and hit somebody.” But for Ramirez and Rivera, the lyrics hold a deeper meaning. Rivera feels the track is one of the first meaningful gifts he’s been able to give his nephew. Better known within Dark Cyde as Mas, Rivera admits that he’s spent roughly a third of his 35 years of life incarcerated. Drugs begat crime, which created a vicious cycle. While Rivera often made promises of presents, of a new lifestyle, of being there for birthday parties, they rarely materialized – choices he regrets now. While behind bars, Rivera started penning bars. As he was going through the recovery process, he met Tim Langley and Jeff Wiebens, fellow musicians taking a positive detour from the negative lifestyle. They formed Dark Cyde and started crafting songs about recovery and the joy of life. Rapping has been an important step in Rivera’s quest to get his life together. Ramirez noted that while the relationship between him and his uncle was never frosty, Rivera wasn’t around much. This project has helped to bridge that gap. Ramirez has also noticed the profound effect that music has made on Rivera’s life. “It’s never like I’ve had any trouble with him or anything,” Ramirez said. “I took (the song) as a gift and him giving back. It was like he really stuck to his word and made something happen with it.” Now sober and employed for roughly four years, Rivera


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007566-00 The name of the business (es): East Contra Costa Real Estate Located at: 5518 Starfish Pl. In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Craig H. McClearen 5518 Starfish Pl. Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Craig McClearen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 11/17/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 11/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007787-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) The Green Living Coalition, 2.) The GLC Closet Located at: 2642 Ranchwood Dr In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carissa M Pillow, 2642 Ranchwood Dr, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/30/11. Signature of registrant: Carissa M. Pillow. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 30, 2011 by B. Basch, Deputy Expires 11/30/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007935-00 The name of the business (es): Light As A Feather Located at: 475 Discovery Bay Blvd., Discovery Bay, CA 94505 USA Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Laura V Young, 475 Discovery Bay Blvd., Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Laura V Young. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12/9/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007682-00 The name of the business (es): La Clinica Oakley Located at: 2021 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561-3302, Mailing: P.O. Box 22210, Oakland, CA 94623-2210 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): La Clinica de La Raza, Inc. 1450 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601-2322. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/01/2011. Signature of registrant: Bruce Carp, CFO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 22, 2011 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy Expires 11/22/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name HORIZON FAMILY DENTAL CARE at: 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 125, In: Antioch, CA, 94531. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 6/3/08 under file number 0004245-00 (*)1. Cecilia Fejarang, DMD, Inc. 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 125, Antioch, CA 94531 This business was conducted by: a Corporation. Signature of registrant: Cecilia Fejarang This statement was filed with the S.L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County DEC 08 2011 By: C Dias, Deputy. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008204-00 The name of the business (es): Pacific Track Time Located at: 5601 Schooner Loop, In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ken Casey 5601 Schooner Loop, 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 12/23/11. Signature of registrant: Ken Casey. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 23, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 12/23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 7, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007679-00 The name of the business (es): CONCORD READY MIX Located at: 5401 Byron Hot Springs Road, Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: 3936 Cloverbrook Ave., Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.) Raul Lozano 3936 Cloverbrook Ave., Oakley, CA 94561; 2.) Ceveriano Hinojoza Aldava 2221 Chestnut Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565; 3.) Gustavo Pena 16711 Marsh Creek Road Spc.#90, Clayton, CA 94517. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/22/11. Signature of registrant: Gustavo Pena. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 22, 2011 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 11/22/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007579-00 The name of the business (es): L&S Sales Group, LLC Located at: 2148 St. Andrews Court, In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): L&S Sales Group, LLC 2148 St. Andrews 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Larry V. Pisano, Managing Member. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 17, 2011 by B. Basch, Deputy Expires 11/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007958-00 The name of the business (es): Spin Me A Yarn Crochet Located at: 307 Pondlilly Ln In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alicia Holder 307 Pondlilly Ln, 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: Alicia Holder. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 12/9/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6 and 13, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1201130-11 APN: 053- 530-034-7 TRA: 01002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3319 REF: Bell, Michael IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 02, 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 January 05, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 14, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005- 0049754-0 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Michael Bell A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, 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: 4021 Galenez Way Antioch CA 94531 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: $448,819.52. 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. 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 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: December 06, 2011. (R-398792 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H531449 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0031483522/FERNANDEZ Investor No: 0031483522 Min No: 100024200015196856 AP #1: 037-490015-7 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: HERIBERTO FERNANDEZ Recorded November 22, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-0374933-00 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-197815 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 125, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8679, FILED FEBRUARY 17, 2005 IN BOOK 475 OF MAPS, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED FROM E.F. MILLERICK, El AL, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1086, BOOK 12920, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERALS SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF FOR SUCH PURPOSES. RESERVING THEREFROM 1. ANY REMAINING OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF

THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF THE LAND OR RIGHTS IN/ OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 20, 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. 4875 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 19, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $606,834.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: 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; 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 21, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 951537 PUB: 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 2502 VALLECITO WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 19, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $786,557.14. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: 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; 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 21, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CHERYL L. GRECH, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 951576 PUB: 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

yon 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# 4146547 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008162-00 The name of the business (es): New World Solutions and Business Development Located at: 785 Crocket Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darius Engineer 785 Crocket 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 1/1/11. Signature of registrant: Darius Engineer. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 12/20/16Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007545-00 The name of the business (es): PER. F.I.T. GOLF Located at: 3652 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 1899, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jamieson Consulting, LLC 453 Amberleaf Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/15/11. Signature of registrant: Brandon Jamieson, Owner-CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 16, 2011 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 11/16-16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008018-00 The name of the business (es): NEW BEGINNINGS, CLEAN AND SOBER LIVING Located at: 4635 La Casa Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 3996 O’Keefe Street, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary C. Martin and Daniela Martin 3996 O’Keefe Street, Oakley, CA. 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: Daniela Martin. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 13, 2011 By C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007615-00 The name of the business (es): Quality Home Preservation LLC Located at: 153 W Luna Loca Ln, Mountain House, CA 95391 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Quality Home Preservation LLC 153 W Luna Loca Ln, Mountain House, CA 95391. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael Perry, Operating Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 18, 2011 by J.Odegarrd, Deputy Expires 11/18/16. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007830-00 The name of the business (es): A Colorful Mind Located at: 1341 North Main Street, Suite G, In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, Mailing: 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd., #211, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Wong, 556 Heather Grove, Ct., Walnut Creek, CA 94598. 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: David Wong. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 02, 2011, by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/2/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007791-00 The name of the business (es): WG Law Enforcement Consulting and Specialized Services Located at: 6619 Yellowstone Circle, In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wade A Gomes 6619 Yellowstone Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Wade A. Gomes. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: Nov 30, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 11/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008045-00 The name of the business (es): Dyanna’s Eden Plains Nursery Located at: 2800 Empire Ave. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dyanna Sweeney 1851 Eden Plains Rd., 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: Dyanna Sweeney. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 14, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007876-00 The name of the business (es): Castaneda Landscaping and Maint Located at: 2206 Putnam Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Carlos Castaneda 2206 Putnam Dr, 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 Oct 17, 2011. Signature of registrant: Juan Carlos Castaneda. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 06, 2011 by B. Basch, Deputy, Expires 12/6/16. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007966-00 The name of the business (es): Oakley Spice House Located at: 3513 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561, Mailing: 50 Puffin Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ranbir Singh 50 Puffin Cir., 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: Ranbir Singh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 12, 2011 by C Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/12/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008188-00 The name of the business (es): Fast-teks On-Site Computer Services Located at: 800 Monterrosa Ct. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 766 Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Epic Technology Solutions, INC 800 Monterrosa Ct, 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: Walter J. Aster, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 22, 2011by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 12/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6,13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: December 13, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: HARJAZ INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3612 LONE TREE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 endash On-Sale Beer and Wine endash Eating Place Antioch Press Decree No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): December 30, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007987- 00 The name of the business (es): Get It there Delivery’s Located at: 2517 Mariner Rd In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Monet Shields 8800 Crusheen Way, Sac, CA 95828, and Lanisha Green 623 Virginia Ave, Richmond, CA 94804. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Monet Shields This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 12/12/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 12/12/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H531457 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0030636716/IROKO Investor No: 0000891009 AP #1: 055-580-023 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: NIKE IROKO Recorded August 17, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005-0310195 in Book - -- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011197811 in Book --- Page -- - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 4, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0107701 Title Order No. 110088837 Investor/Insurer No. 120022388 APN No. 041-090- 035-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BRIGIDO REYNOSO, dated 12/09/2005 and recorded 12/15/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0481521-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2551 OAKLEY ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $854,352.97. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/29/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Can-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-1000 TSG Order No.: 35211-16 A.P.N.: 032-390- 019-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2006. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 11/16/2006 as Document Number 20060367733-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: Calvin Christopher Simpson, Jr. And Anitra Recha Simpson, husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). 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. Sale Date & Time: January 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1111 Lake Park Drive, Oakley, CA 94561-3509 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 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $466,474.29 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 08/26/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Gaby Ospino, 12/21/2011 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 281587, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12) Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Malo Tanuvasa SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Malo Hul- Tanuvasa, Jacob Filipo, Donnella Filipo FOR CHANGE OF NAME AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11- 1656 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Malo Tanuvasa filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Malo Hul-Tanuvasa b. Jacob Steve Filipo c. Donnella Marie Filipo to Proposed Name: Malo Tanuvasa b. Jacob Steve Tanuvasa c. Donnella Marie Tanuvasa 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/24/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Other: Notice to both mothers is waived by order of the court. Date: 12/22/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468527-LL Order #: 955247 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2005. 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): CHERYL A FRANCISCO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/30/2005 as Instrument No. 20050499584-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $256,450.68 The purported property address is: 60 E MADILL ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509-0000 Assessor’s Parcel No. 068-122- 015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017104 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1339983-02 APN: 056- 280-0599 TRA: 01-130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5228 REF: Ayoko, Ruth IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 18, 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 January 05, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 09, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0080111- 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 Ruth Ayoko, A Married Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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: 5465 Smetzer Way Antioch CA 94531 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: $496,166.28. 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. 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: December 13, 2011. (R-398090 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011.

Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Petitioner is to bring the birth certificates to the hearing. Notice to biological father of Cesar and Syani is waived. Biological father of Sashya and Isaak is to be served a copy of this petition. Date: 12/1/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011.

eration, action on approval and findings for the EIR, General Plan Amendment & Classification Adjustment related to the Upper Truckee River Restoration & Golf Course Reconfiguration Project. The General Plan/Environmental Impact Report for the Cowell Ranch/John Marsh state historic park project will be available for review at State Parks’ Diablo Vista District, 845 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma 94954, State Parks’ Bay Sector, 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517, & on the Internet at www.parks. ca.gov/?page_id=21312. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Commission will take part in a briefing on the general plan & naming proposal for the Cowell/Marsh property on January 26, 2012. The briefing will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the John Marsh house, located south of Brentwood at approximately 21999 Marsh Creek Rd. The entrance to the property is approximately 700 feet south of the intersection of Vineyard Parkway & Marsh Creek Rd. No deliberations will take place & no action will be taken by the Commission during the briefing. NOTICE IS GIVEN that any person may file a statement regarding meeting items by writing to State Park and Recreation Commission, Box 942896, Sacramento, California 94296- 0001, by emailing LNastro@parks.ca.gov, 916/653- 0524, or by presenting oral or written statements at the meeting at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. The Department of Parks and Recreation does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Visitors who wish assistance should contact Mr. Nastro at the address above at least 72 hours prior to arrival. 12/23, 12/30/11 CNS-2228019# BRENTWOOD PRESS Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 23, 30, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Joey Moreno SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jose Jesus De La Cruz FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1963 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jose Jesus De La Cruz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jose Jesus De La Cruz, aka Joey Jessy Moreno to Proposed Name: Joey Jessy Moreno 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press 248 Oak St., Brentwood, CA 94513 Date: 12/19/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1339165-02 APN: 035- 640-017-6 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3615 REF: Pierce, Mary Ann IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 05, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 25, 2006, as Inst. No. 20060128719-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Mary Ann Pierce, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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: 1933 Cypress Ct Oakley CA 94561- 2284 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: $314,723.35. 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. 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: December 13, 2011. (R-398111 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011.

as Instrument No. 2007- 0196119-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/6/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $356,141.45 The purported property address is: 4836 PINEVIEW WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056-090-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0016834 12/16/2011 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-464804-TC Order #: 110401513-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/11/2003. 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. 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): PATRICIA L. PECKHAM, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 11/18/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0563236-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/9/2012 at 9:00 AM PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $86,296.36 The purported property address is: 2308 L ST APT 1 ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 074- 351-017-4 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ________ ___________________- ___________ _____________ Quality Loan Service,

Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0016842 12/16/2011 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-465130-LL Order #: 110404029-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): VICTOR FUCCI, AND EDNA FUCCI, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/1/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0220825-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/6/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $371,149.47 The purported property address is: 1108 WEST 7TH STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 066-128-005-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0016733 12/16/2011 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007829-00 The name of the business (es): Contra Costa County Hauling Services Located at: 1470 Majestic Lane, In: Brentwood, CA 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Vidosh 1470 Majestic 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 2/22/05. Signature of registrant: John Vidosh. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: DEC 02, 2011 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 12/2/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1341613-02 APN: 051- 310-0610 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0335 REF: Sowles, Kathleen M IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 30, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 19, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 13, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0266899-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Kathleen M Sowles, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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: 1657 Somerset Place Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $199,833.82. 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. 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: December 28, 2011. (R-399052 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: 194 Wright Ct., Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kalita Acosta FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1760 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kalita L. Acosta filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Syani Ameryliis Acosta, b. Cesar Israel Acosta, c. Isaak Matthew Acosta, d. Sashya Eleyni-Jase Acosta to Proposed Name: a. Syani Ameryliis Mahon-Tirrell b. Israel Michael Mahon-Tirrell, c. Isaak Matthew Mahon- Tirrell, d. Sashya Eleyni-Jase Mahon-Tirrell 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: 1/26/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469192-LL Order #: 956492 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/22/2007. 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): GEORGE C WOODSON AND KRISTYN L. WOODSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0028068- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $412,882.82 The purported property address is: 3107 HUDSON DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-700005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017753 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. PUBLIC NOTICE CALIFORNIA STATE PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California State Park and Recreation Commission, pursuant to authority contained in Sections 539, 5002.3, 5019.50, 5080.03, 5080.20, et al. of Public Resources Code, Section 11120 et seq. of Government Code, & other applicable law, will meet on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Room of the City of Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St, Brentwood, CA 94513. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Agenda items include consideration & possible action on the following Department of Parks and Recreation recommendations: Naming of the state historic park property known as Cowell Ranch/John Marsh as Los Meganos State Park, & Approval of the general plan/environmental impact report for this park, and Reconsideration of, and upon reconsid-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105682 Title Order No. 110085657 Investor/Insurer No. 0075289504 APN No. 035- 070-076-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WALTER LEE JASPER AND JENNIE JASPER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/23/2007 and recorded 5/1/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0127456- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/24/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1251 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $803,342.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/27/2011 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# 4155567 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-463253-LL Order #: 923414 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/28/2007. 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): ANTOINETTE CRAWLEY A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 7/9/2007


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-463866-AL Order #: 110393828-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/30/2005. 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): DEBORAH A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND AND LAWNY-RAY A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 7/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0277666-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $347,605.15 The purported property address is: 3306 G STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071- 333-004-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018917 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

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: $294,623.43. 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. 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: December 13, 2011. (R-398125 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1340876-02 APN: 003- 130-0122 TRA: 60008 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7022 REF: Saro, Vicente M IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 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. On January 12, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 24, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0409727-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Vicente M Saro, A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2479 Camino Diablo Byron CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $648,493.58. 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. 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: December 21, 2011. (R-399664 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100041433 Loan No 7473603496 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown

herein. TRUSTOR: MARIA D’AMATO, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 04/24/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0120263-00 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California Date of Sale: 01/10/2012 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 2136 EL LAGO DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 041- 170-047 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $406,504.48, 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. Date: 12/13/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP#4146530 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004891 Title Order No.: 110439562 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/22/2004. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004- 0500637-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ROBERT POYNTER, JR., 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: 01/19/2012 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: 5245 TERESA COURT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-222-0319 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 $312,228.00. 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. as Trustee Dated: 12/22/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 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. ASAP# 4156623 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates; December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 745285CA Loan No. 1844649679 Title Order No. 100722886CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-28-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-13- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-022006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0353206-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: STEPHEN P PATTERSON AND SANDRA D. PATTERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, QUICKEN LOANS INC., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do

business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 54, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8168, FILED AUGUST 3, 2000, MAP BOOK 422, PAGE 17, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS AND AS CORRECTED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 16, 2000, SERIES NO. 2000- 229401 AND 2000-223402, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS, BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED AND/OR GRANTED IN THE DOCUMENT(S) RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 1986 IN BOOK 13308, PAGE(S) 220, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $698,364.64 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1517 COVENTRY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561-6331 APN Number: 034-330-0802 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: 12-21-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4153773 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

or beneficiary, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 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 Section 2923.5. Dated: 12/14/2011 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana R. Moreno/ Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714730-2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4148791 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 453951 CA Loan No. 0690898259 Title Order No. 966881 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-01-2006. 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 01-06-2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-09-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20060072904-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JAMES WILLIAM GEIS AND CHRISTINA GEIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS), MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 26, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8403, ION THE CITY OF OAKLEY, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED JUNE 14, 2002, IN BOOK 443 OF MAPS, PAGE 35 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500`) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED (500`) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED (500`) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE GRANT DEED FROM SANDY LANE PROPERTIES, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, AS RECORDED OCTOBER 10,2001, OFFICIAL RECORDS, SERIES NO. 2001-304943. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $597,047.89 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 16 PORTSMOUTH CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-380-026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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: 12-15-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.

com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4147794 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011.

ness 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 $423,404.30. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/02/2010 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# 4151534 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1339307-02 APN: 037- 450-0387 TRA: 19-023 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2629 REF: Garcia, Blanca IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 18, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 05, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 24, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0022500-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Blanca Garcia, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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: 5049 Gaspar Ct Oakley CA 94561- 1657 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 112976 Title No. 95500013 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/7/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/5/2012 at 10:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 3/19/2003, as Instrument No. 20030124371-00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by David Scott Dixon and Carol Ann Dixon, Husband and Wife, 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), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 035-631-001 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1950 Gateway 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. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of 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: $214,924.72 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469677-AL Order #: 957378 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2007. 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): TRINIDAD FRIAS A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 12/4/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0329217-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $479,456.79 The purported property address is: 419 -423 GRANGNELLI AVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 065- 102014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017302 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0027689 Title Order No. 10-8-113526 Investor/Insurer No. 0428451679703 APN No. 033- 360-025-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/21/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. , as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AARON COHOON AND COURTNEY COHOON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 05/21/2009 and recorded 05/29/09, as Instrument No. 2009-0123687- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1311 YOSEMITE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrect-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004157 Title Order No.: 110380424 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0323055-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: NASEEM ISRAR AND HUSSAIN ISRAR, 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: 01/12/2012 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: 5210 DAFFODIL DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034-510-0812 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 $527,490.75. 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: 12/16/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4157817 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007928-00 The name of the business (es): HORIZON FAMILY DENTAL CARE Located at: 141 Sand Creek Rd., Ste. G In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cecilia T. Fejarang, DMD, 141 Sand Creek Rd., Ste. G, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/8/11. Signature of registrant: Cecilia T. Fejarang. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 08, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12/8/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0075354 Title Order No. 110060877 Investor/Insurer No. 103901522 APN No. 041-170- 036-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/04/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NORMAN SANTOS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/04/2005 and recorded 8/12/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0302919-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2290 EL MONTE 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 $567,184.95. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/21/2011 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# 4149945 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0088278 Title Order No. 110071148 Investor/Insurer No. 0871566237 APN No. 035- 474-024-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/13/2007. 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 ARTURO ALVAREZ AND MARIA G. HERNANDEZ, dated 06/13/2007 and recorded 6/26/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0184151-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 881 CHIANTI 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 $395,373.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the

indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/15/2011 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# 4146773 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December, 16, 23, 30, 2011.

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 $485,359.03. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/15/2011 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# 4141376 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011.

by Maurice Williams and Kimberli Williams, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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: 4925 Chism Way Antioch CA 94531- 8149 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: $279,038.70. 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. 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: December 13, 2011. (R-398108 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011.

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 $603,627.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/22/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4148571 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11 SWEETWATER CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611765. 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 $780,491.68. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/23/2011 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# 4153167 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017310 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0094425 Title Order No. 110075932 Investor/Insurer No. 138747847 APN No. 035-522- 010-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/23/2006. 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 MIHRET YESHEWAS, AND GUILLERMINA YESHEWAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/23/2006 and recorded 5/31/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0170697-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/10/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 413 HAZELNUT DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612403. 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 $600,241.66. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4144919 12/16/2011, 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0089575 Title Order No. 110072157 Investor/Insurer No. 872688703 APN No. 033-420- 063-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FRANCISCO J. BARRAGAN AND LAURA BARRAGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 04/23/2007 and recorded 5/2/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0129573-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 42 GRAND CANYON CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0098051 Title Order No. 110079321 Investor/Insurer No. 871321982 APN No. 034-410- 027-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/11/2007. 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 LILY TRAN AND STANLEY LEE, dated 12/11/2007 and recorded 12/13/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0337060-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 268 YELLOW ROSE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $420,566.54. 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 accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/20/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4147312 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press no. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1339159-02 APN: 056- 085-0018 TRA: 01-130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4149 REF: Williams, Maurice IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 07, 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 January 05, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 19, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0400343-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Samuel David Williams SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Samuel David Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1967 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Samuel David Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Samuel David Williams, aka Samuel D Williams, aka Samuel Williams to Proposed Name: James Richard Williams 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 12/20/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099030 Title Order No. 110079923 Investor/Insurer No. 165076885 APN No. 037-490- 059-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/22/2007. 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 LAURA U, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 03/22/2007 and recorded 3/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0091464-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 241 MERGANSER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945611693. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0101380 Title Order No. 110082000 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 034-420-051-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/23/2006. 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 ROMEO MEDINA AND BRENDA MEDINA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 6/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0203747-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 722 SOLITUDE 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 $717,058.18. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/27/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4154643 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099140 Title Order No. 110080190 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 034-430-028-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/15/2007. 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 CONNIE QUINONES AND PRIMO QUINONES III, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/15/2007 and recorded 6/19/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0177216-00, in

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469776-LL Order #: 110443951-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/10/2006. 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): FREDRICK LOUIS VIRDEN, AND SUSAN AILEEN VIRDEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0156871- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $242,003.16 The purported property address is: 4086 COURTLAND DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-650-022-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0104396 Title Order No. 11-0084220 Investor/Insurer No. 6443455495 APN No. 037- 470-032-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PEDRO GUTIERREZ AND VERONICA GUTIERREZ, dated 09/19/2005 and recorded 9/26/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0365067-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 214 KATE 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. 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 $482,963.25. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/29/2011 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# 4158313 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008158-00 The name of the business (es): Terheyden Construction Located at: 1315 C Street, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lawrence M Terheyden 1315 C Street, 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 Mar 1, 1987. Signature of registrant: Lawrence M Terheyden. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/20/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007975-00 The name of the business (es): LOVES DELTA BREEZE FARM Located at: 3263 Delta Rd., In: 3263 Delta Rd., Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Holly P Love 3263 Delta Rd., 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: Holly P Love. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 12, 2011 by C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 12/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.


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Heritage stuns Freedom in win by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer This story was originally published on Feb. 14, 2011. As he was watching the junior varsity boys basketball game on Friday night, Xavier Watson had it all pictured perfectly. The Heritage High senior guard imagined snatching a pass from fellow senior Kyle Reynolds – as the clock dwindled to zero – taking a step back from the arc and draining a three-pointer to beat Freedom. The crowd would go crazy and his teammates would mob him. With about three seconds left in the actual game, Watson turned his fantasy into reality. The Patriots, trailing the Falcons for most of the game, came back to claim a 63-62 win on the strength of a last-second three from Watson. Under heavy pressure from Freedom senior guard Andrew Garner, Watson heaved a shot from between the perimeter and the half-court line. As the ball bounced off the backboard and into the hoop, the Falcons gym erupted. “When it went in, I just knew it came true,” Watson said. “It happened exactly the way I thought it would.” The victory advanced Heritage to 148 (3-2 in Bay Valley Athletic League play) while Freedom dropped to 13-9 (3-3 BVAL). Watson led his team in scoring with 15. Senior guard Dorian Hardy and Reynolds each netted 13. Garner scored a team-high 19 points for the Falcons. Watson almost didn’t get a chance to play out his last-second heroics. With about 45 seconds left, Freedom held a 62-60 lead. Twice after that, the Patriots fouled Falcons shooters in an attempt to get the ball back. And twice, Freedom missed the front end of one-and-ones.

Photo by Angelo Garcia, Jr.

It was an exciting week for BVAL basketball. Above, Heritage’s Xavier Watson is mobbed by his teammates after sinking the game-winning three-pointer to top Freedom. In Pittsburg, Liberty’s Ally Mackenzie beat the buzzer and the Pirates with her own perimeter shot. “We played well, but we didn’t finish it,” Falcons head coach Drew Torres said. “We’ve been shooting 50 free throws every practice, but you cannot simulate that type of crowd and that pressure situation.” With 14 seconds left, Heritage had the ball and called a time out. But the team’s hopes were nearly dashed when Hardy muffed the inbound pass. The ball bounced out of play and Freedom took possession. But Hardy didn’t let the gaffe disrupt his focus. “We just played 32 minutes of basketball and never gave up,” Hardy said. “I knew that my team was going to come through and overcome the adversity.” The Patriots fouled immediately to stop the clock, sending Falcons sophomore James O’Neal to the line. O’Neal missed

his free throw attempt, which was scooped up by Heritage. After a Freedom foul, the Patriots got the ball at half court with 8.8 seconds left on the clock. A frantic pass inbounds wound up in Watson’s hands. With Garner in his face, Watson tossed up the long shot and gave his team the final lead of the game. “If you believe in yourself and you believe in your kids, then sometimes, something weird will happen,” Patriots head coach Pat Cruickshank said. “I actually thought when he shot it, he didn’t have a prayer. I saw it going up, and I thought ‘Hmm, I don’t know.’ … When it came down to it, we competed to the very last second. That’s the key in this game.” The Falcons actually led for most of

the game but were unable to put too much distance between them and Heritage. A two-pointer by O’Neal tied it up at 31 as the teams broke for halftime, a harbinger of exciting action to come. Freedom travels to Deer Valley on Friday; the Patriots host the Wolverines on Tuesday. The Falcons were able to earn a victory in the junior varsity game, topping Heritage 70-64. Tim Jordan led Freedom with 17 points. Ethan Magalei was the high Patriots scorer, earning 24 points before fouling out. Antioch 72, Deer Valley 56 Antioch pulled off an upset victory Friday night, earning a 72-56 win over crosstown rival Deer Valley. Senior guard Josh Jayubo led the Panthers’ charge with 21 points. Jamaal Davis, another senior guard, finished with 11 points and six assists. Senior guard Michael Crawley netted 10 points and eight rebounds. Without leading scorer Olajuwon Garner, the Wolverines struggled. After playing to a first-quarter tie, Antioch led the way in the final three quarters. Senior forward Andre McPhail scored a game-high 22 points. Junior guard Dylan Williams scored 13. The Panthers (11-11, 4-2 BVAL) travel to Pittsburg on Friday; Deer Valley (16-6, 42 BVAL) hosts Freedom. Liberty 56, Pittsburg 50 Led by sophomore guard Brandon White’s 17 points, Liberty topped Pittsburg 56-50 on Friday. Senior guard Matt Sisneros contributed 11 while junior forward Darren Meeks scored 10. Junior forward Juwan Blakely led the Pirates with 15 points. Nuel Oharie, another junior forward, added 13. The Lions (11-11, 2-4 BVAL) play their final home game on Tuesday against Antioch; Pittsburg (5-12, 1-5 BVAL) host Antioch on Friday. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

DB kid gets early start on dirt track by Michael Dixon Correspondent This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2011. You might not see it at first glance, but Hunter Cross stands out from other 8-year-old kids. Not many third-graders at Discovery Bay Elementary School share his need for speed. Hunter got into racing by taking the driver’s seat in a go-kart. He found that racing go-karts was difficult, as they all run at more or less the same speed. That’s when he turned his attention to dirt bikes,

which is where his focus has been for two and a half years. “You couldn’t race,” Hunter said. “It (dirt biking) was funner. There was jumps and stuff. It was pretty cool.” Depending on which series he’s racing in, Hunter spends most of his time racing against kids between 10 and 12, sometimes even 14 and 15. His mother, Kari, likes his chances at developing in the sport, as all those kids will be forced to move to higher levels, while Hunter will stay where he’s at and be far more experienced than kids of his own age when they get there. His experience in the sport has been largely local, although some of those

events are bigger, national events. From here, he hopes to gain more sponsors and take his love of the sport to events held throughout the country. “He wants to grow with people sponsoring him,” Kari said. “He’s made some friends who are older, so he’s gotten some experience. The next step is to travel to national events. We’ve done some local, national events. Next year we hope to go to bigger ones. We need sponsors.” Hunter’s experience hasn’t come without drawbacks. He got into the dirt biking two and half years ago, but a year of that was spent rehabilitating a leg broken during practice.

“He was warming up a bike,” Kari said. “It was a little fall, but he fell the right way. It’s actually kind of funny. He’s had these spectacular crashes and was fine. It’s the little, silly crashes when he gets hurt.” At some point, the goal is for Hunter to turn professional – but his goals are even more ambitious than that. “I’m hoping to be one of the best dirt bikers ever,” Hunter said. “I just keep on trying my best. I want to improve more and more each day. It’s pretty fun for people to try who have never done it before. It’s really fun.” To keep track of Hunter and his races, log on to www.hunter71.wordpress.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0137 TSG Order No.: 110439661-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 035-473-008-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/29/2006. 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. NBS Default Services, as

the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 10/05/2006 as Document Number 20060316144-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: Francisco Garcia and Veronica Garcia, husband and wife, as Trustor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). 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. Sale Date & Time: January 12, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22 Pamela Ct, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any li-

ability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust,

estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $316,356.32 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default

was recorded on 09/07/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 Trustee 12/15/2011 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 281318, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12) Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012.


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CALENDAR Events Friday, Dec. 30 Holiday on Ice Brentwood’s popular outdoor skating rink is open seven days a week through Jan. 16. Skaters can glide on a lighted ice rink protected from the elements by a magnificent tent. For hours and prices, call 925-513-1702 or visit www.brentwoodholidayonice.com.

Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Bash Light Outreach, a nonprofit organization, holds a New Year’s Eve party for students in grades six through eight from 7 p.m.-midnight at 415 Sixth St. in Antioch. For more information, call 925-7276521 or visit www.whatshype.com.

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

Baseball Registration Brentwood PONY baseball league is registering players for the for the 2012 season. For all fees and up-to-date PONY information, visit www.brentwoodpony.org. Walk-in registration is held Jan. 14 and 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sports Authority, 5641 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood.

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

iPlay Volleyball Registration is open for the iPlay Volleyball League 2012 seasons. For more information, visit www.iplayvbleague.com.

New Year’s Eve Gala

Brentwood SeaWolves

Columbiette Council 10414 of St. Anthony Church holds a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Gala from 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. The $80 admission includes dinner, dessert and champagne. For more information, call 925-625-2610.

The Brentwood SeaWolves are conducting a preseason high school swimming program through Feb. 3. Practices are held Mondays-Fridays from 4-6 p.m. at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave. For more information, call 925-240-9653 or visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com.

Sunday, Jan. 1 Frozen Bun Run

ESL Classes

Celebrate the New Year with a day of swimming and waterskiing at the Bethel Island Frozen Bun Run at 8 a.m. at Rusty Porthole, 3893 Willow Road. For more information, call 925-684-3607.

Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening English as a Second Language classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www. libertyadulted.org.

Christmas Tree Pickup

Youth Basketball and Cheer

Boy Scout Troop 514 will be picking up Christmas Trees in Discovery Bay on Jan. 1, 7 and 8. Trees should be left curbside by 9 a.m. Donations are gladly accepted, and go towards campouts, community service and other events. For more information, call 925-240-1090.

Sign-ups

All Out Sports League in Antioch is conducting basketball and cheer sign-ups for kids 4-16. For more information, visit www.alloutsportsleague. com or call 925-203-5626.

GED Prep Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening General Education Development and Adult Basic Skills classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

‘The Wizard of Oz’

Friendly Visitors Needed

Auditions for Stage Right Conservatory Theatre’s February performances of “The Wizard of Oz” – open to actors 8-18 – are held Jan. 9-10 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org. The participation fee is $75. For information, call 925-216-4613.

Friendly Visitors is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers 18 and older to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. Share a cup of tea, watch a movie, play cards or take a walk together. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org or call 925-937-8311.

Career Academy

Hospice of the East Bay is looking for motivated, committed residents who want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. To volunteer or for more information, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department.

Los Medanos College hosts an informational meeting about its Early Childhood Education Career Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Monday, Jan. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the LMC Library Community Room 2700 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. To reserve a space, e-mail David Wahl at dwahl@losmedanos. edu or call 925-439-2181, ext. 3214.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

On the Horizon

Loving Solutions

teries and DVD players. For a complete list, e-mail callahan@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www. redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Streets925).

Fire Meeting The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District board holds an informational meeting about the proposed $197 parcel tax – why it’s needed and what will happen if it’s not passed – on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. For more information, call 925-240-2131.

Samba de Amigo Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., hosts a Samba de Amigo Wii party Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Students in grades three through seven are welcome. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Chinese Art and Calligraphy The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, hosts a Chinese art and calligraphy workshop for children on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Ongoing Events Food Distribution St. Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood, distributes free bags of groceries, produce and bread every Friday from 9-11 a.m. in the church hall.

Recovery Program Light House Renewal Center, a faith-based, Christian men’s recovery program, offers open meetings every Friday from 7-8 p.m. Light House Renewal is a place where men with life-controlling issues gather to encourage, edify and support one another. For more information, call 925-778-1639 or e-mail program@light-outreach.org.

Mobile Health Clinic, providing free health services to residents without insurance or those who can’t pay for medical care, is held the first four Saturdays of the month, except holidays, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Village Community Resource Center, 633 Village Drive in Brentwood. For information, call 925-363-7588.

Bike Rides Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club meets Sundays at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Starbucks on Balfour Road and Fairview in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.deltaped.org.

Brentwood Rotary

Baseball Tryouts

Spaghetti Feed

Stealth Baseball holds tryouts for its 10U and 12U teams on Jan. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Antioch Youth Sports Complex, 2200 Wymore Way. No tryout fee is charged. For more information, visit www.stealthbaseballantioch.com or e-mail antiochstealth@rocketmail.com.

Take Back Antioch holds a spaghetti feed and auction Monday, Jan. 9 from 5-8:30 p.m. at The Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Road. The event raises funds for Lone Tree and Diablo Vista elementary schools, both recent victims of arson and vandalism. Admission is $7. For more details, e-mail info@takebackantioch.com.

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

Parent Project John Muir Health Outpatient Center hosts Parent Project, a 10-week series for parents of teenagers. The program helps parents prevent or intervene in their adolescent’s negative choices. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-941-7900 or visit www. johnmuirhealth.com/classes.

Give us 10 minutes to save you

Senior Bingo Play bingo Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St. Call 925-778-1158 for more information.

Harvest Park Bowl Hurricanes hold a crab feed fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets ($38) are available at Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Al-Anon

Recycle Fundraiser

Sutter Delta Medical Center presents a free Quit Smoking Today seminar led by Oncology Resource Nurse Suzanne Much on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Get the information and support you need to succeed. To sign up or for more information, call 925-779-3613.

Liberty High School Class of 2012 holds a recycling fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on the campus, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Accepted items include TVs, computer equipment, radios, bicycles, washers and dryers, car bat-

times and workload, has helped the force address areas of possible concern proactively, the report said. The system last year helped improve performance to levels above the national average in four areas: arson, burglary, theft and auto theft, partly through directedenforcement efforts and community-awareness campaigns. Personnel costs/pension reform Costs associated with pensions, retiree medical coverage and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), a challenge for virtually all governmental agencies, have been addressed through a combination of cost-ofliving concessions by employees groups and the establishment of a two-tier retirement benefit program. This enabled employees hired after September of 2010 to be provided a reduced retirement package while current employees’ benefits remain unchanged. The city has also initiated a funding mechanism that will pre-pay 85 percent of its OPEB obligations within the next 10 years, and has paid off obligations that arose when changes were made to the California Public Employees Retirement System. By using money from its Emergency Fund instead of making payments, the city will save $7 million in interest that would have been required to amortize the debt for eight years. “We’re very pleased that the grand jury has recognized the tremendous efforts that City Council and staff have made to insure Brentwood’s fiscal stability,” City Manager Donna Landeros said. “Praise from grand juries is rare, so that makes this report extremely gratifying.”

Mobile Health Clinic

The Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Way in Antioch, hosts a crab/steak feed on Saturday, Jan. 14. The crab dinner costs $35; $25 for steak. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7. For reservations, call 925-695-4478 by Monday, Jan. 9.

Crab Feed

Grand Jury from page 6

Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization (HALO) holds dog and cat adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 p.m. – Saturdays at Petsmart in Slatten Ranch for dogs; Saturdays at Pet Food Express for cats; and Sundays at Petsmart in Pittsburg for dogs and cats. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

Crab/Steak Feed

The California Youth Basketball League is registering players for the winter 2012 season. Boys and girls 4-18 are welcome. Games begin Jan. 7. For more information, call 916-391-3900 or visit www.cybhoops.com.

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Dog and Cat Adoptions

John Muir Health Outpatient Center hosts Loving Solutions, a seven-week series for parents of children 5-12. The program helps parents prevent or intervene in a child’s negative choices. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com/classes.

Youth Basketball

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The Al-Anon, for families and friends of alcoholics, meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the trailer in the back parking lot of St. Anthony’s Church in Oakley. All are welcome.

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Windermere Ellsworth & Associates EBLIVING.COM

(925) 513-2605 | (925) 642-7653 FEATURED PROPERTY

Oakley

Here It Is

$165,000

Here it is, the home you have been waiting for. This One Story features 4 beds, 2 baths & 1370 sq ft in Turn Key Condition. Includes Upgraded Carpets, tile flooring, dual pane windows, newer appliances and roof, whole house fan and a great open floor plan that makes the home feel far bigger then it is. Won’t last long.

DISCOVERY BAY

Room to Roam

LIVER MORE

$211,000

There is plenty of room to roam in this 1931 sq ft property. It offers 4 beds & 2.1 baths, a formal dining, living & family room with laminate wood flooring, eat in kitchen with tile countertops and an inside laundry room.

Possibilities

$166,500

Charming 3 bed 2.5 bath Condo with 1344 sq ft of living space. It features an eat-in kitchen with tile floors and most kitchen appliances, tile in both baths and a cozy backyard with a deck, shed and views of open space. Very close to community pool, playground and shopping.

$344,500

Terraced Delight

LIVER MORE

$136,000

Downtown

$168,000

PITTSBURG

Corner Lot Beauty

$120,000

What possibilities with this large 2 story home. It offers 4 beds & 3 baths with a bonus room and over 1800 sq ft of living space. Other features include hardwood & tile flooring, dishwasher and refrigerator, Ceiling fans, 2 car garage, an easy to manage backyard and is within walking distance to Granada High School.

Great Fixer, this property offers 3 beds & 1.5 baths and over 1600 sq ft of living space. The home features hardwood flooring and wall to wall carpet, a covered back patio and a beautiful terraced up backyard. Repairs are needed, due to current condition the seller can only Accept an All Cash Offer.

Great Location, offers 3 beds & 2 baths and 960 sq ft of living space. Other features include an inside laundry room, covered patio and deck and a Big driveway. Best Offers Wanted.

Great corner lot in a wonderful gated community, the home features 1535 sq ft of living space, 3 beds and 2.5 baths. Both baths offer shower over tub, tile flooring and double sinks. The kitchen offers an open floor plan, tile floors & counters, a nicely maintained front yard and easy to maintain backyard. Close to parks, schools, Los Medanos College and Shopping.

DISCOVERY BAY

DISCOVERY BAY

OAKLEY

OAKLEY

LIVER MORE

Opportunity Knocking

ANTIOCH

Deep Water Custom Home

$435,000

Custom Single Story features 4 bed, 2.5 bath & over 2300sq ft of living space. With a southern exposure and awesome water views this property also offers a remodeled kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances & a great room/ kitchen combo. It also features beautiful walnut hardwood & tile floors throughout & a U-dock. This is a great home to entertain your guests.

Entertainers Dream

$195,000

This wonderful two story offers 5 beds & 2.5 baths and over 2000 sq ft of living space. It features a spacious kitchen with tile countertops & floor, wainscoting & crown molding in living & dining rooms, with designer paint colors, a beautiful sun-room that leads out to a beautiful backyard with inground pool. Priced to move, go and see before it is gone.

Move In Ready

$199,900

This 2 story property offers 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 1763 sq ft of living space. The property features newer carpets, newer kitchen appliances, 2 tone paint, a Formal dining room, kitchen/family combo and living room. It has a half bath downstairs and good size bedrooms upstairs. It has been landscaped in front & back and is close to community pool, new park, shopping and offers easy freeway access.

Customize It

$180,000

What a Great fixer. This large Oakley property offers 4 beds, 2.5 baths, over 1900 sq ft of living space and a separate Office. There are multiple repairs to be made so we can only accept cash and FHA 203K offers. Repair items include Whole kitchen, connecting of AC and water heater and the backyard is not landscaped.

The Time to Sell Short is Now! Bryce Ellsworth, Broker Lic# 01305147

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Rod Talavera, Realtor Fluent in Tagalog

Lic# 01701571

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor Se Habla Español

Lic# 01840693

Shauna Suckow, Realtor Lic# 01505149

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Marc Ellsworth,

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Office Manager

Yes, that’s right; I am calling this the best opportunity you will have to get a fresh start. With current Tax and Real Estate Laws on the side of Homeowners, there is no better time to get behind the massive negative equity associated with most homes in our area. Call us today; we will not push you into a short sale. Our job as always is to GIVE YOU THE BEST REAL ESTATE ADVICE AVAILABLE. * Don’t know your rights? * Not sure if a short sale is best for your situation? * Behind on payments? * Lost your job? * Just need info on how it works * Depleted your savings just to stay up on your mortgage?

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