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Emotion, commotion and the metamorphosis of two local MACs by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

This is the second of a threepart series on the efforts of two far East County towns to retain their heritage and remain rural and small in the face of regional growth and changing local politics. Part one (last week): Setting the stage (log on to thepress.net); this week: The changes play out; part three: Looking ahead. The East Contra Costa towns of Byron and Knightsen are both more than 100 years old, small, and like it that way. Residents of both feel threatened by nearby development and are alarmed that the area they represent has been recently cut in half and their representative councils replaced. They’re suspicious of county government, of their neighbors in Discovery Bay and of District III Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho, who falls into both categories. And they each recently packed a local meeting room, bringing together for

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Residents of the small East County town of Byron are concerned that their town’s heritage and ambience is threatened by future development. the first time some disconcerted residents, their recently displaced representatives, their newly appointed representatives, and Piepho. Back in 2005, Piepho, along with District V Supervisor Federal Glover, had been directed by the full county Board of Supervisors

(BOS) to form an ad hoc committee to “improve consistency” among the county’s 11 municipal advisory councils (MACs). Most were set up in the late 1980s and early 1990s to provide the county supervisor in their district with recommendations on matters of concern in their unincorporated

communities. The MACs were a hodgepodge of roughly similar organizations ranging in size from five to nine members. Some had elected representatives; others were appointed. Some got administrative assistance from the county; others didn’t. And there were no consistent criteria for drawing boundaries. Over the next two and a half years, new policies, procedures and boundary guidelines were created, discussed in public meetings and adopted by the full BOS on Dec. 16, 2008. Most MAC boundaries were untouched, Knightsen and Byron were halved, the Discovery Bay CSD’s referral area grew slightly, and all sitting MAC members would see their terms end in two weeks. Those are the basic facts. The details surrounding them are less clear. Kathy Leighton sits in a red leather sofa cradling a mug of hot coffee. The spacious family

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Thumbs up on East Cypress The environmental powers that be have given the go-ahead to a major project.

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CSD Board to examine advisory role by Ruth Roberts and Rick Lemyre Staff Writers The Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) board will review how some of the town’s business gets done – and how it gets paid for. CSD Treasurer Dave Dove has asked for an agenda item to review the town’s role as an advisory body to the county Board of Supervisors. The CSD is charged primarily with managing sewer, water, landscaping and recreation services, but because the CSD’s formation in 1998 was accompanied by the dissolution of the town’s municipal advisory council (MAC), the CSD was also charged with providing the County Board of Supervisors (BOS) recommendations on other community concerns normally outside the purview of the CSD.

“ It’s the public’s money, and they need to know it’s being spent properly. At the end of the day, I want to make sure it doesn’t turn into something where the CSD has to defend itself in court.

CSD Treasurer Dave Dove One of the things the board will look at is how to pay for expenses incurred while performing advisory council (AC) duties. The CSD’s funding comes from tax dollars, and according to state law, those dollars can be used only for the services they were origi-

nally intended: sewer, water, landscaping and recreation. The AC duties are therefore an unfunded mandate. Up to this point, the CSD Board has blended its duties with expenses for AC functions being absorbed by the CSD. A sampling of the town’s past CSD meeting agendas plus monthly billing statements from Neumiller & Beardslee, the town’s attorneys, shows that nearly half of a typical CSD meeting is spent on AC business. With legal fees coming in at around $215 per hour, that adds up to about $8,300 per year spent for legal services during AC discussions at board meetings alone. Other AC expenses include attorney fees for outside meetings, such as recent P-6 district discussions and talks about a re-organization of the county’s various advisory bodies.

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The DB Athletic Club served up a St. Patrick’s Day tennis social to turn the competition green with envy.

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Scout aids alma mater Taking writing for a ride by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer It’s no secret that Eagle Scouts are all about honor, responsibility and building character, and Oakley resident Mike Lumsden is no exception. But this weekend as the Eagle Scout candidate puts the finishing touches on some items he constructed for Laurel Elementary School, he’ll be building something else as well; a permanent place in the hearts of a grateful staff. “The value of what Mike is doing for us is huge,” said Anne Allen, principal at Laurel Elementary. “And the funny part is that the project he chose, he felt wasn’t big enough. But for us, especially at this time with the budget and everything, it’s really big for us. He’s done a beautiful job.” Mike’s take on the project is a little

less verbose. “It’s been a pretty cool thing,” said the Freedom High School senior. “When I chose my project, I wanted to do something to give back to Oakley, to my community, to make it more local. So I went to Laurel, since I went to school there. It was fun to go back and I’m glad I was able to help.” The job that Mike took on for his Eagle Scout project was constructing two new equipment boxes for the kindergarten playground. Complete with screens in the bottom to weed out sand and dirt, the current boxes are 15 years old and beginning to show their age. The new boxes will provide plenty of room for balls and other outdoor toys. Mike also built four bookshelves for the school library, which little by little has see Scout page 20A

Delta meeting Monday A plan to upgrade the Delta, which some local officials and residents fear will lead to a peripheral canal that will hurt local water quality, will be unveiled from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 23 in the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. The focus of the meeting, one of 12

held throughout California, is to get public input on the environmental impact of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The open-house format features issue-focused information booths and recorder stations for submitting comments. For more information, go online to www.water.ca.gov/deltainit/bdcp.cfm.

by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Marion Merrill had always toyed with the idea of writing a book, but it wasn’t until a dog bit her in the face that she realized there was no better time than the present to make her dream a reality. As a groomer and lifelong pet lover, Merrill was accustomed to working with animals, but for whatever reason, a rottweiler snapped at her during a grooming session, leaving bite marks on her left cheek and a gash near her left eye. While the incident was terrifying, the Knightsen resident decided to use the experience as an opportunity for a story. “I’ve always been curious about animals and why they behave the way they do. I’m not sure what that dog was thinking that day, but I used my curiosity to fuel my imagination and use that experience to enhance my writing.” Merrill has dabbled in creative writing for many years. When she was young, she dreamed of writing a book, only to be discouraged by a teacher in high school who said her writing wasn’t worth publishing. While she was temporarily discouraged, Merrill took a creative writing course in college, which reignited her passion for the written word. She put her college career on hold to raise a family, but she never gave up on her love of writing. As she explored avenues to improve her skill, she came across a Web site for aspiring writers, blogit.com. Within the cyber community, Merrill be-

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First-time author Marion Merrill of Knightsen will host a book signing for her book “Notes of an Everyday Cowgirl” on March 28 at Horsetown Tack in Brentwood. gan posting some of her works. She took the feedback from her Web friends and continued to hone her craft. While some colleagues had suggested she compile her work into a book, she never gave it serious thought until she was attacked by the dog at work. “It was a scary moment for me,” she said. “I took some time away from work and writing, but it made me realize that you don’t know what will happen tomorrow. I was lucky. I had a bite mark right near my eye. It could have been much worse. It made me want to write the book while I knew I had the chance. I wanted to have something for my daughter.” At the suggestions of her supporters in see Ride page 22A


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Students step up to serve by Kenneth Lee Correspondent Rolling out of bed at 8 a.m. on a Saturday isn’t uncommon for many East County residents. For a select few high school students, rolling out of bed at 8 a.m. would be several hours too late. Several students from local East County high schools recently participated in U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Reaction Course training, one facet of the Delayed Entry Program in which high school seniors pursue their quest to join the nation’s most elite fighting force. And the sacrifices they make are nothing short of extraordinary. Reveille means being on the clock by 5 a.m. at the latest. These aren’t your typical Saturdaymorning-MTV-watching, PS2-playing teenagers. Once a month, Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Martinez and his staff lead a select group of seniors through a rigorous morning of exercises designed to test the stamina, intelligence and determination of students who have decided to choose life as a Marine as their career. The Delayed Entry Program (DEP) prepares these kids for recruit training after graduation. The Leadership Reaction Course specifically prepares them for the group problem solving aspect of The Crucible facing each of them during boot camp. According to Martinez, “These exercises are similar to The Crucible they will face during recruit training, minus the sleep deprivation

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A squad of delayed entry Marine recruits work an exercise in problem solving similar to what they’ll soon face in boot camp. and one meal per day. It keeps them motivated, and allows us to evaluate their leadership qualities and their determination.” The day’s activities are also used to emphasize the Adopt a Junior program, in which DEP students inform and encourage high school juniors to consider joining the Marine Corps. Last Saturday, March 14 in Dublin, students performed four exercises in groups of six to eight. Each task presented a different set of circumstances simulating what the

kids will face in The Crucible – and possibly on the field of battle. Leadership, problem solving, teamwork, strength and endurance are all attributes needed to complete the mission. Not all exercises can be accomplished; one mission in particular was not solved by any of the four teams. But the process used to attempt the exercise is as important as the success or failure of the mission. see Serve page 19A

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Heritage to host statewide Odyssey by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Eight schools will bask in their homecourt advantage as they represent Brentwood at the Odyssey of the Mind state competition at Heritage High School in April. Odyssey of the Mind is an international scholastic competition in which students from kindergarten through college work to creatively solve problems in six divisions. Students were presented with a series of problems for which they had months to prepare solutions. Some categories involved building a bridge or car while other divisions presented problems to be solved in the form of skits. Eleven Brentwood schools sent 31 teams to the regional competition on Feb. 28 at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, and teams from Brentwood, Loma Vista, Garin, Krey and Marsh Creek elementary schools, Adams and Edna Hill middle schools and Heritage High School have advanced to the next level of competition. Susan Wallace, parent-coach of one of the Brentwood Elementary teams, said the students who participate in Odyssey of the Mind get to explore their creativity and develop skills they can use in the real world. Teams of seven students are assigned a coach to help them talk through their problem, but the coach is prohibited from providing solutions to the problem or helping build or design any component to solve the problem. “The kids pick which problem they

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Brentwood and Loma Vista elementary schools will send teams to the Odyssey of the Mind state competition in April. The Brentwood team, above left, will participate in the “Earth Trek” competition, featuring the talents of, from left, Hannah Eelsing, Veronika Wallace, Allyson Russell, Cole Zanarini, Niko Zanarini, Frankie Re and Cody Rohrbacker. The Loma Vista team, above right, will compete in the “Teach Yer Creature” competition, featuring, back row, McKenzie Hill, Kiara Towse, Katie Strock and Peyton Hamblin; front row: Alexander Cervantes Skye Dumlao and Sierra Bingham. want to solve and then they figure out how they want to solve it,” said Wallace. “It’s all kid generated. They come up with the idea and then they practice and go through trial and error to see what works. It’s a great program because there is no one way to solve the problem. It’s so fun to see what they come up with.” Joy Towse, a parent and Odyssey coach for two teams from Loma Vista, said the Odyssey experience is rewarding for all who participate. “The competition is excellent for all students because they get to practice life skills and think outside the box,” Towse said. “There is a

great emphasis on cooperation and sportsmanship and it’s a great opportunity for students to learn how to work together. “You’ve got seven personalities working together to solve a problem, and that can be a difficult situation, but these kids have to learn to work together. As a hands-on parent, it is hard not to jump in and help when they get stuck, but that’s all part of the experience. They talk it out and try different things and find a way to achieve their goal in their own way, and they come up with things that adults would never think of. It’s amazing how creative these kids are.” Teams who placed first through third

at regionals were invited to participate in the state competition, to be held April 3 at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. The event start time was not scheduled as of press time. For a full list of results from the Bay Area regional competition, visit thepress.net. For more information about the competition, visit www.odysseyofthemind.com. Winners from the state competition will advance to the world competition at Iowa State University in May, when competitors from the United States will go up against students from Japan, China, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Singapore and Poland.

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Distinctive graduates to share stories by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

They aren’t teenagers anymore, but Manuel Vilchez, Nancy DeGuire and Rick Mello are going back to high school to be honored as 2009 Liberty Union High School District Graduates of Distinction. The trio was selected from a pool of nominees to be considered for the biennial honor based on their post-highschool achievements. On Friday, April 3, the honorees will tour the district, which now includes Freedom and Heritage high schools, before being honored at a reception at Nines restaurant in Brentwood. Ilene Foster, district coordinator, said Vilchez, DeGuire and Mello were selected because their success stories can be an inspiration to students. “We don’t just hand them (honorees) a certificate and send them on their way,” Foster said. “We want our students to have the chance to meet successful alumni from our district so that they can get an idea of what is possible after high school. “We don’t just honor the best of the best, either. In the past 10 years, we’ve celebrated valedictorians and athletes, but sometimes the average student can have a story that is just as inspirational.” Vilchez, who graduated in 1949

from a class of only 70, said he was a normal student. He enjoyed art classes and thought of being an industrial designer, but his college education took a hiatus when he joined the Navy and later the Marine Corps. After fighting in the Korean War, he returned to Brentwood and took a part-time job at the post office while continuing his education at Diablo Valley College. That unassuming part-time job became a permanent career choice. Vilchez began delivering the mail in 1956 – by 1971 he was named Post Master, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Nowadays, Vilchez relaxes at his home in downtown Brentwood, where he’s lived most of his life. He enjoys taking day trips and working in his flower garden. Vilchez is being recognized for his public service not only as Post Master but as a member of the Brentwood Lions Club, Elks Club and American Legion. “I’m getting a little too old to be volunteering these days,” Vilchez said, “but it’s something you just want to do when you get older. There are these groups out there who do good deeds and you want to help them out, and I got to do some great things. I’d do more now if I could, but it’s tougher for me to get around these days.” Like Vilchez, DeGuire still lives in

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Brentwood. She graduated from Liberty in 1982 and went on to receive a degree in pharmacology from University of the Pacific. She attributes her career path to the mentoring she received at Liberty. “I was surprised when I found out I was selected as an honoree,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve done anything special. It’s not like I’m pulling people out of burning buildings or anything, but I’m so grateful for the opportunity to go back and thank some of the teachers who inspired me. “I have very fond memories of my time at Liberty, and looking back, I realize I was so lucky to be surrounded by such outstanding teachers and mentors. They were able to see something in me that I couldn’t see in myself. I don’t think you realize what an impact these teachers will have on you when you’re

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PAL program comes back swinging by Samie Hartley Staff Writer When the Brentwood City Council voted to cease funding for the Police Activities League (PAL) after-school program, Youth Liaison Officer Roger Wilson was ready with a backup plan. “Last summer as the economy took a turn for the worse, I began to anticipate that things would get tough for the PAL program,” said Wilson, “and I began to think of ways to keep the program alive even if we didn’t get money from the city. I wanted the program to come back stronger than ever, with an increase in officer involvement in the program.” The first step to revitalize the program will begin in April with the initiation of the PAL After School Golf Program. For eight weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn and improve their golf skills each Wednesday afternoon. On the ninth week, they will play in a nine-hole golf tournament alongside members of the Brentwood PD. Wilson said the program will help fill the void left by the absence of the After the Bell program, which gave middle school students a place to do homework and receive help with their studies after school. “This is our first program since the budget cuts,” Wilson said. “It’s important for us to have an after-school program

so that we can help keep at-risk kids off the streets. These kids haven’t gotten into trouble yet, but instead of hanging around with nothing to do, they can come out to the golf course and become involved with an activity and have some fun.” The PAL Golf Program will begin at 2 p.m. with an hour of study hall. College students Jon Colburn and Eric Dejesus, who are members of the Brentwood Police Explorers, will be on hand to help students with their homework and then from 3 to 5, the mentors will coach the students on their golf game. Colburn said he was excited when Wilson presented him with the idea of being a program instructor. “I hope to teach these kids not only how to play the game, but how to use the game as a chance to better their life skills,” Colburn said. “I want them to walk away educated from each class, realizing how golf can mature them for off-the-course experiences, too.” Colburn, a 2007 graduate from Liberty High School, has played golf for many years and now works part time at Shaldow Lakes Golf Course, where the program will be held. He also starred on the Liberty golf team all four years of high school. He said playing golf can be helpful not only physically, but mentally as well. “Golf can bring out the best in a personality, and from personal experience, I

can say I’ve matured quite a bit through the game. It teaches you honesty, dedication, motivation and overall maturity. For the at-risk kids, learning these traits could do them really well.” Wilson said he is grateful to Colburn and Dejesus for donating their time to the program. Through the help of these volunteers and Shadow Lakes for providing the kids a place to play, the program has cost PAL nothing at this point. However, Wilson said the program still needs golf clubs, and is hoping community members can help with donations. If the program is a success, Wilson

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Grads from page 9A Liberty helped guide him on his career path. He graduated from high school in 1976 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Utah State University. For the past 30 years, Mello has worked for various intercollegiate athletic programs and is currently the associate commissioner of sports administration and championships for the Sun Belt Conference. He is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Championship Cabinet. “Liberty High School played such an important part in my life, creating the foundation for what I do today. I always had an interest in sports, but I wasn’t gifted with the talents to play, but I got to write about sports for the school paper and keep stats for teams. “Liberty was the catalyst to my career. I honestly believe that if it weren’t

for the people at Liberty who spent time guiding and mentoring me, I wouldn’t be where I am. They were so caring and they helped guide me to the path that lead me to where I am today.” Mello has worked all across the country for college sports programs as director of media relations or sports promoter. His hefty resumé led to his selection as the Liberty Graduate of Distinction in the area of business, an honor that surprised him. “I’m very humbled by this honor,” Mello said. “I’m looking forward to returning to the campus. It’s been years since I’ve been in Brentwood, but it will always be my home.” Mello, Vilchez and DeGuire will be honored at the reception at Nines at 3:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call Ilene Foster at 925-634-3521, ext. 5220.

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CSD from page 1A Also, some of the town’s clerical wages go toward performing AC functions. Some of those expenses are covered by money from the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund. Recently reduced from $5,000 to $3,000 per year, the no-stringsattached funding was established to offset impacts on ratepayers whose trash ends up in the Pittsburg facility. Discovery Bay’s trash no longer goes to Keller Canyon, although District V Supervisor Federal Glover has nonetheless kept Discovery Bay on the distribution list so far. The $3,000 per year isn’t enough to fund all the AC functions as they stand currently, but Dove wants to make sure as much is collected as possible. So far this year, he said, the town has requested just $600 in expenses from the fund. CSD President Ray Teteault agrees that the question of how the AC is paid for, along with possible town funding options, should be explored. “I’m going to explore whatever avenues there are to fund this,” he said. “We don’t want to be outside of the law now that we’re aware of it.” Dove didn’t want to offer possible solutions to the situation, preferring instead that the entire board discuss it before making suggestions. “Personally, I’m hoping everybody (the CSD board mem-

bers) will be on board with this and want to solve the problem,” he said. “When we bring it to the agenda, we’ll find out.” CSD Director David Piepho said the combining of CSD and AC functions is neither an issue nor a problem. “There is no MAC,” he said in a recent e-mail. “It (the CSD) has ALL advisory powers as mandated by LAFCO … I feel like this has been made clear several times now.” Even if that’s the case, Dove said he would prefer an examination of the issue. “It’s the public’s money,” he said, “and they need to know it’s being spent properly. At the end of the day, I want to make sure it doesn’t turn into something where the CSD has to defend itself in court.” Resident Don Flint also believes the issue should be looked at. “The issue isn’t just the time and attention that has been diverted from these core (CSD) issues but also the money that has gone to pay for staff, including the CSD attorney for participation in (AC functions),” he said in an e-mail to the Press. “It appears that ratepayer funds that have been used to fund MAC-type activities violate the state constitution (Prop. 218). If Discovery Bay needs (AC) representation, and I believe we do, then we should implement it properly as every other community in the state seems to have done.”

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Brides to have their own day out by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer If you or someone you know is planning a wedding this year, circle March 28 on your calendar. That’s the day the Brentwood Downtown Coalition is hosting A Bride’s Day Out – a one-stop shopping fair designed to showcase the downtown’s bridal-friendly shops and businesses. The day will shine on more than 20 local businesses specializing in everything from flowers, photos and hair to jewelry, formal wear and event planning. Raffle tickets will sell for $1 each and will include prizes such as a case of wine from the Co Co County Wine Company, or a $200 discount on jewelry from Crème de la Gem. The idea behind the first-time event, said Annette Beckstrand, co-owner of His and Her Formal Wear, is to show customers that they can shop locally and still shop well – very well. “Our biggest focus is to show people that they don’t have to drive over the hill anymore for top-quality wedding items and services,” said Beckstrand. “It’s all right here.” “We’re so excited to show people that we have everything here in downtown. Why would they go anywhere else?” Pink, of course, conjures up images of femininity, but has also come to represent the fight against breast cancer.

In support of the search for a cure, A Bride’s Day Out will donate a portion of the raffle ticket proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Customers who attend and book three or more vendors on the day of the fair will also receive an additional 5-percent discount on top of whatever initial discount an individual business offers. “If the client doesn’t have anything except the guy, then she can come to A Bride’s Day Out and book everything at a great discount,” said Ashley Dicksa, owner of Creative Events by Ashley. “It’s a great way to make a grand sweep and get it all taken care of at a terrific price.” And even if you’re not altar bound, but have a special event, prom or family celebration in your future, A Bride’s Day Out can handle that, too. “Those other kinds of special occasions also use the same services,” said Donna Ross, owner of Crème dela Gem. “So this is a great event for anyone looking down the road at a special event. It’s also a wonderful way to support the downtown and its vendors. We look forward to a great day.” A Bride’s Day Out will be held March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Brentwood. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-634-5900, or visit www.creativeeventsbyashley.com.

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When Doctors Get Back Pain & Sciatica, This Is What They Do… Finally, A Breakthrough In The Treatment Of Back & Neck Pain And Sciatica Caused By Bulging, Herniated Or Squashed Discs We believe the greatest back pain breakthrough of our century that this doctor has seen is NOT surgery, but a little-known, stateof-the-art technology that’s safe, painless and has recently become available in Brentwood. Brentwood – When a local doctor came to consult with me about low back pain and sciatica down his leg, he told me he’s seen too many patients who’ve had surgery and he wanted to avoid it at all cost. He had seen 3 or 4 patients that I had treated and the “amazing results they had received” and he was asking me if I could help him. You see, after I treat a patient, I always send a medical report of findings to their doctors, keeping them informed of the patient’s progress. I also encourage the patient to report back to their physician for a visit and to show-off their newfound health to their doctor. This doctor had several patients come back to him from our office after treatment to do just that and he came to me with his own condition. I’ve successfully treated Dentists, Nurses, Chiropractors,Therapists, just to name a few. I’ve treated even more of their staff. I haven’t treated a spine surgeon yet…pride is a funny thing, but I’d be honored at the opportunity. Doctor or not, every person entering our office undergoes a thorough history, extensive examination, and review of spinal films. We then determine the cause of their pain, whether they are a good candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression and then I consider the severity of the case and decide on acceptance of their case.

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“I thought I’d write a note to you and all of those potential patients who have serious doubts (as I had) about your decompression treatments. Actually, I thought your procedure was more of a psychological placebo designed for everyone, instead of a non-surgical process that could repair injured vertebral discs. Imagine my surprise when you advised me that my condition was too severe for your procedure to correct. To me, that refusal added world’s of credibility to your program. It showed me that you are only there to help patients; not just to take their money. I assure you that I will recommend you to anyone I know or meet that suffers from spine and/or disc pain. I can do this knowing full well that they will be treated right.”

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How Do Discs Go Bad? Over time the discs in your back tend to get squashed or compressed, especially if you’ve played certain sports when younger or have a job that requires lots of sitting or standing in one place for long periods of time. Car accidents, lifting things, very physical jobs just to name a few. It’s kinda like a cookie with cream filling, and the cream filling will start to ooze out from between the sides of the cookie if pressure is applied on top of the cookie (like gravity on our spines). Eventually this happens to a lot of us. Statistics are something like over 80% of Americans will suffer with back pain sometime in their life. Back to my new computerized squashed disc machine. You’re probably wondering how this new machine works.

How Does This Machine Work? Haven’t you ever had the thought…”Gosh, if somebody could just pull me apart...I would feel a whole lot better”. Yeah, I know you have. And it kinda makes a bit of sense. Well someone else, actually a medical manufacturer, back pain specialists, neurosurgeons and engineers have come up with just that. A machine that gently pulls you apart, stretches the disc to a certain point that causes a drop in pressure inside the disc (like a little vacuum in the middle the cream filling) causing the cream filling to suck back in! In my clinic, I’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients with spinal decompression so there’s no reason your back problem should be any different. In fact, I’m so confident we can help you, I’m

And that’s why I’m offering a limited time… -----------------> Most Serious Back Pain Sufferers Are Very Skeptical Of This New Procedure, As Skeptical As I Was When I Purchased My First Decompression Machine, So If You Are Skeptical…See What Some Of Our Patients Who WERE Good Candidates Have Had To Say About Our Program:

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City adds injury to insult Editor: Has anyone ever heard of the Nortenos and the Sotenos? Well, we’ve been told they are competing Brentwood Latino gangs who like to mark off their turf by painting graffiti on buildings down Diablo alley. When the victim property owners file a report with the Brentwood police, the police notify Brentwood Code Enforcement, which sends the property owners a Courtesy Notice. The notice is filled with legalese informing them that they have seven days to paint over the graffiti, and not just trace the affected area but paint the entire section (of the building) that has been tagged. The notice goes on to explain that failure to comply could result in administrative or criminal citations, plus any attendant fees. It is $100 for the first citation, $200 for the second and $500 for the third and subsequent ones, cumulative each day the violation continues. So there it is, citizens: the victims of a crime in Brentwood are forced by the authorities to spend their money to repair damage made to their property. What’s a little paint, you may ask? Last December my wife spent $400 painting her garage and fence. Last May she spent $250, and has been doing this periodically for the past eight years. We have installed a light on the property. We have notified the police; we have told them where and when the taggers congregate; and they already know who they are. We understand that it probably isn’t a high priority, but we could use a little help from them. Last, why do bureaucrats feel compelled to send mean and threatening letters – excuse me, Courtesy Notices – to property owners (read taxpayers) who have already been victimized? Tagging is a crime against the community, not just the property owner. Doesn’t the community have some obligation to rectify the damage instead of just socking it to the property owner?

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If the police don’t have the resources to protect our property, aren’t there kids available who need community service hours to paint over the graffiti? Come on, Mr. Mayor and city officials, there have got to be other options. Help us. Ron Beatty Brentwood

Not a majority opinion Editor: The Parent Club Board of Marsh Creek Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to voice our absolute support of the Marsh Creek administration and the BUSD’s policy for rainy-day recess at the school. It is the board’s opinion that both the school and district have our children’s safety as a top priority and they would never deliberately put our children at risk. These children are being supervised just as well while in their classrooms playing games and projects the teachers have set aside specifically for rainy days as they would be on a sunny day running around on what is approximately a couple of acres of grass and playgrounds. We are disappointed that the Brentwood Press would use such a misleading headline by implying that this is a major concern of parents at Marsh Creek School, when in fact only the parents of two students have voiced their dissatisfaction with the rainy-day lunch policy. Please keep in mind that there are over 600 students at Marsh Creek. Thank you. Jennie Fetz, President Winnie Kubik, Vice President Annette Alvarez, Secretary Jamie Stewart, Treasurer Libby Deming, Historian Diana Rhode, Year Book Coordinator Amy McClellan, Public Relations

Professionalism, courage and character Editor: I have worked in the Oakley school district since 2001 and served as the district’s superintendent since 2003. During this eight-year period my respect and fondness for the community and the school district has continued to grow. When I first arrived in the district I was told by many veteran employees that Oakley was a supportive and special place. Eight years later, I can say this was a gross understatement. In any working environment the quality of the organization is often driven by the character and quality of the employees. It is also driven by the relationships of coworkers – management and non-management alike. Like a marriage this relationship can be tested. And we all know the true test of any relationship is not in the good times, but in the bad times. Now is clearly a bad time. Unlike

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most other districts, Oakley did not have to make cuts last year. Unfortunately, this year the cuts were unavoidable. It was necessary for us to send release or layoff notices to 36 employees, both certificated and classified. As I hand-delivered all but three of the notices, my admiration for the professionalism, courage and character of our staff members grew to a new height. A response by one teacher, upon receiving her layoff notice, typified the attitude of nearly all affected employees. When informed that she would be the 14th teacher to be re-hired, she responded, “Well it’s better than 15th.” In addition to the professionalism exhibited by those most dramatically impacted by the required cuts, all other employees should be acknowledged as well. In order to minimize the impact on the children in the district, employees overwhelmingly agreed to three unpaid furlough days for each of the next two years (superintendent included). This unselfish act put children before self and meant the district did not have to come up with another $400,000 in personnel/program reductions. After our successful Measure H campaign in 2004 I wrote a letter to the newspaper acknowledging my great appreciation for the support of our community. I now write you, our community, so that you can appreciate the quality of individuals that service this community, and most importantly, our children. I cannot tell you how proud I am to say that I am the superintendent of such a supportive school district and community. For more information on the impact of the state budget, please visit our Web site at www.ouesd.k12.ca.us Rick Rogers Superintendent Oakley School District

Thanks for thoughtfulness Editor: We want to thank the person who found and returned to us the application for a bond for our granddaughter. You saved us a lot of paperwork in trying to find it. Thank you so very much for taking the time to return it to us. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness. Joe and Bette Freitas Clayton

Challenges of new Vasco construction Editor: Recently Alameda County has begun construction in the final leg of Vasco Road between the Contra Costa County Line and Livermore. While normal commute traffic flows on this portion, construction is done with minimal impact on current traffic, as the new road is separate. The most recent achievement for the

Contra Costa side of Vasco is the acquisition of $10 million from our taxes. This will be spent to widen and add a lane to a portion of Vasco Road near the Brushy Creek area. This improvement has been debated for several years due to the past fatal accidents occurring on Vasco. However, after Supervisor Greenberg and Glover, along with the City of Brentwood, placed delineators along the entire stretch several years ago, fatalities have decreased overall. It was known that the delineators were not a permanent solution; however, they were effective, within costs and could be placed immediately. A concrete barrier was first recommended but it was not only too costly; the roadway lanes were not designed wide enough to accept the added barrier design. In fact, the area outside the fog line is lighter than the actual roadway lane, thus creating new problems for a permanent barrier’s immediate implementation. This would have required demolition and new replacement of a lane in this area while traffic continued to flow. Several times the suggestion of a separated two-lane roadway in each direction has been brought up. This would allow for construction and commute traffic to run independent from each other at the same time without conflict. In my opinion, it would also be cost effective and allow faster and easier emergency services to a needed zone. This would create a much safer and separated roadway that would be accommodating for years to come without hodge-podge patched areas. Why the current type of design was chosen could only be answered by our current government leaders. Instead, you will see construction in some areas that will merely be lanes added or widened from the existing roadway. While a barrier and extra lane is added at areas to create a safer roadway ultimately, the construction will dramatically affect the commute traffic in these areas while in progress. The areas at the fog line must be reworked, thus creating an even more narrow area for commuters to navigate during the construction period. It is very important for all Vasco Road drivers to pay close attention during this construction period. Please practice only safe driving skills. Hopefully this next segment of construction will not be too long. More importantly, I pray this widening instead of separating of the roadways will not result in unnecessary accidents or delays to emergency services during construction. To all, please be careful during this new construction. We are finally getting something improved on Vasco and should be thankful. Complete relief to Vasco will eventually come. I hope it’s only at a monetary price and not a human one. John A. Gonzales Knightsen


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Special times captured with thrifty eye by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Sometimes a hobby is merely a pastime and sometimes, if you’re lucky, it becomes your livelihood. For Steve Nosanchuck, owner of Visual Productions Photography in Brentwood, the hobby did in fact become the paycheck and for the past 20 years, it’s also remained his passion. “I’ve always had a camera in my hand, ever since high school, back in the days of film,” laughed Nosanchuck, an Oakley resident and current president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. “When I started out, I would call my work ‘environmental portraits,’ which is a fancy way of saying I don’t have a studio. But I kept with it; it’s always been what I love.” Today, Nosanchuck has a real studio on Oak Street, and his “environmental portraits” are now bonafide location shoots. He also specializes in studio portraits, weddings and special events – high-quality packages with reasonable price tags. In today’s tepid economy, said Nosanchuck, customers want to know they are getting the best deal for their dollar. “It is tough today, especially in this market, but people can still stretch their photographic budget, spend locally and get a beautiful package,” he said. “I’m a lot cheaper than the national photographers the high schools use. For a couple of hundred bucks, even $75 for an 8x10 portrait, you can walk out with some beautiful pictures.” Right now, Nosanchuck is getting a lot of senior portraits. “They graduate from high school only once, and if I get the mom to cry I know I’ve done a good job,” he said. He’s also being called for a lot of last-min-

ute weddings. “I’m not sure why I’m getting the weddings so late, but I think part of it is that couples realize how important their wedding photos are. There’s no “take two” at a wedding, and they want to be sure they’ve got someone who knows their job.” So what does a prospective client need to know when hiring a photographer? Plenty, according to Nosanchuck. “Well, you need to find someone you enjoy working with and find someone who will do what you want,” he said. “If your vision is to have a formal sitting, or wear jeans and roll around on the floor, you need to know your photographer Photo by Ruth Roberts is willing to work with you. Oakley resident Steve Nosanchuck, owner of Visual Productions Photography After all, it will be a piece of in Brentwood, is also president of the Oakley Chamber of Commerce. art hanging in your home personal taste. “You never know for sure which picture is and you’ve got to get someone who understands that. “I think with today’s digital cameras, most photog- going to be ‘the one,’” said Nosanchuck. “Everyone has raphers have similar technical skills, but you should look their own idea and own vision of what they want to see. at some of their work and see how they light the back- For me, if the client is happy, so am I.” Visual Productions Photography is located at 317 grounds, how they create a photo and how it fits with Oak St., Suite B in Brentwood. For more information, your ideas.” In the end though, the perfect photo is a matter of call 925-634-9914 or visit www.vpphoto.com.

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

Putting a Spin on Things Any given day you pick up the paper, like right now for instance, or you turn on the TV and take a minute to catch up on current events. However you collect your news, the odds are after reviewing any type of housing information you are no longer in the best of spirits. Whether it’s actual hard figures or another economist’s dreary outlook on the near future, no one has anything positive to say about the real estate market. To ensure I blend in with the masses and keep the trend alive, let’s put some “bad” news out there but then break it down to see just how “bad” it really is. Last month new home construction nationwide slowed by nearly 3%, hitting the lowest mark of new single-family housing starts this country has seen in nearly twenty years. Couple that with home prices that just continue to deteriorate, and you instantly have two “negative” indicators for the housing market. Or do you? National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) president Sandy Dunn said after reviewing these figures, “The actions that home builders are taking right now to keep a lid on new production are slowly but surely helping to bring supply and demand back into balance and put us on the road to much healthier housing market.” Sure you say, but she gets paid to spin things positively, why should I believe her? While that might be half true, in a time like this

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Congregation B’nai Torah Congregation B’nai Torah of Antioch (www.bnaitorah.50megs.com) invites you to “RUNNING FROM FATE: The Book of Jonah and the Psychology of Avoidance,” an interactive lecture by Dr. Josh Gressel (www.joshgressel.com). What does it mean to run from our fate? What can cause us to return to the path which is ordained for us? Sunday, March 29th, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Somerset III Club House in Brentwood. Attendees must RSVP to Matt Cordova (650-759-6939 or mattjcord@comcast.net) by March 25th.

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tioch. “Mike is a very inspirational young man and we are very impressed with all that he has accomplished.” All in a days work for the young 17year-old who comes by his scouting talents naturally. Both his father and older brother are Eagle Scouts. Mike, who is a member of Oakley Troop 298, expects to be completed and signed off on his Laurel School project within a couple of weeks, and can then look forward to an Eagle Court of Honor and high school graduation in the next few months. “We’re in pretty good shape (regarding the Laurel project),” said Mike. “The Eagle project was fun and challenging and a good experience. I’m also happy to be graduating. Life is good; it’s all good.”


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MACs from page 1A room in her Byron home fairly drips country ambience, from the stone floor and the wood-burning fireplace to the wall-mounted black-powder rifle and the massive wooden bar. The former Byron MAC member, a descendant of far East County pioneers, has been involved in virtually every facet of Byron her whole life, and is the area’s most noted historian as well. Leighton is also known for being critical of Mary Piepho. A former supporter, Leighton believes Piepho is on a course that will ultimately lead to Discovery Bay’s expansion at Byron’s expense. There are many indications of that, she said, and given a few minutes, and she can tick off a list of 16. John Gonzales can tick off a list of 18. A stalwart Knightsen proponent for 20 years, Gonzales is a former member of the Knightsen Town Advisory Council (KTAC, as Knightsen’s MAC is called). His stocky build, shaved head and jet-black moustache are ubiquitous in town, and many of his concerns mirror Leighton’s. Before the MAC reorganization took place, the two lists already contained perceived Piepho failings on ZIP Code boundaries, sanitation district business, meeting notifications, the local historical society, school locations, dates on maps, invitations (or lack thereof) to events, code enforcement, broken sidewalks and boat storage. And for every fact offered in support of suspicions of an ulterior motive, Piepho can deliver a fact of her own supporting her actions or pointing out similar shortcomings. As time passed, points of contention shot back and forth until the many facets of the many issues began to blur together into a morass of suspicion and mistrust. When it comes to the MAC boundary issue, the public record does little to help sort things out. A records request made to the county for all materials related to the reorganization yielded more than 500 documents yet left several holes. There are agendas, but no record of when they were distributed. There are no e-mail messages on the subject, either, making it impossible to know if residents’ claims of inadequate notice for meetings are true. There are no records of who attended various meetings, or which agencies were represented. For three months leading up to one week before an August, 2008 ad hoc committee meeting to finalize the reorganization plan, there is no record of any activity taking place. And there are no minutes for several meetings, including a key, April 21, 2008 session to which county officials and all the MACs were to be invited, and at which the final shape of the MAC reorganization was discussed. Lara DeLaney of the County Administrator’s office, which provides staff for the supervisors, said that although keeping minutes at meetings was the “common practice,” it is not required by law. “In this case,” she said, “no formal minutes were taken.” Piepho said that the points discussed at the meeting are reflected in the subsequent changes made in the draft reorganization policy. The entire process was lengthy and public, allowing plenty of time for participation and ques-

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Julie Kameny and her daughter Emily, 8, enjoy some time with their horse, Shawnell – a typical scene in bucolic Knightsen, where horses still outnumber people. tions, she added, and both MACs could have involved their communities more. “Whether the I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed is one thing,” she said. “But it’s important to be introspective as well. They (the advisory councils) certainly shoulder the responsibility for the community being informed because that is the role of the ACs (advisory councils).” Ironically, both sides agree that the re-organization was needed. Other than the boundary issue (and KTAC’s boundaries are being reviewed) they also agree that the final product is basically a good thing. It’s the same way with several of the other disputes: the results are often less disagreeable than the process through which they were achieved. “She treats you like you’re not big enough to mean anything,” said Gonzales. “It doesn’t matter how much you scream.” “I get the feeling that they think we’re all hayseeds,” said Leighton. “They (adversaries) made it crystal clear they had no intention to work with my office,” said Piepho, adding that the screaming was meant “to discredit me personally” and “be punitive.” “I shouldn’t do any part of my job, in their view,” she said in December. “I can’t be proactive, I can’t respond to the community, I can’t make a board order, I can’t hold a meeting that meets with their approval.” The resulting breakdown of communication, coupled with the holes in documentation, has not helped allay any suspicions. “Even if her intent is positive, because of the secrecy, I have to think that where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” said Leighton. “You almost sound petty making a big deal out of all this stuff (individually), but there’s always another

little thing. It stacks up.” One point illustrative of the push-me-pull-you nature of the disputes is the turnover of the two MACs’ memberships. The day following the passage of the new MAC policy, Leighton and all the other MAC members were sent letters from Piepho’s office saying their service would end in two weeks, at the end of the year, and inviting them to re-apply if they wished. The move came as a surprise to some, who lit up the blogoshpere with accusations that it was a punitive move on Piepho’s part. But the fact that MAC terms would coincide with that of their supervisor had been written in the emerging policy since its inception. Piepho had just won re-election in June, so the fact that her first term was ending was clear as well. There should have been no surprise, she said; the information had been before them since 2007. Still, opponents say, the point wasn’t discussed, and after more than a decade of service, a phone call would have been nice. To send a form letter, followed by a press release announcing the vacancies in their former positions, showed a lack of respect. And then came February, and people from all sides were converging on their respective town halls for the first meetings of their new MACs. In the Byron Library Club, beneath the Byron Museum sign, Linnea Juarez, the lone re-appointee from the previous MAC, grasped the gavel and called the meeting to order. In Knightsen less than a week later, more than 100 people, 10 percent of the population, jammed the Knightsen Garden Club to overflowing. Taking the lead was Linda Weeks, KTAC’s only re-appointee. She rapped the meeting to order with a rubber mallet that served as her gavel, and laid it close in front of her. She would soon be using it again.

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ing a published author, she brushes her fingers along the glossy 50-page collection, staring at the cover with amazement. “I still can’t believe it. When I got the first copy, it was like the angels were singing. I just kept thinking ‘Yes! Yes! Yes! I did it. I finally did it!’Dreams are possible. They really do come true.” Now that she is a published author, Merrill plans to continue writing, hoping to publish a young-adult novel for her 10-year-old daughter. Merrill’s in-progress projects have a science fiction edge with a blend of fantasy and supernatural elements. As an animal lover, one of her favorite elements to include in her stories is shape-shifting – humans transforming into animals or expressing an animalistic alter ego. She plans to send her transcript for her novel “Golden Hills” out to publishers by the end of the year. In the meantime, Merrill will host a book signing for “Cowgirl” at Horsetown Tack, 6675 Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood, on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Notes of an Everyday Cowgirl” is available for purchase at www.lulu.com for $26.70. For an excerpt from “Notes of an Everyday Cowgirl,” visit thepress.net.


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LMC hoopster named MVP Krey golf Los Medanos College freshman Tyree Murray was recently recognized for his consistent skill on the court and named the 2009 Most Valuable Player of the Bay Valley Conference basketball league. The Deer Valley High School graduate scored an average of 21 points per game and sank 92 three-point shots this year, a record in Northern California community college competition. Murray was also honored as First Team All State guard. LMC Coach Derek Domenichelli described Tyree’s advantage: “As an incoming freshman, Tyree made a great adjustment to the college game. His high level of maturity helped him succeed as a student/athlete. His mental toughness and strong work ethic were key to his success as Most Valuable Player of the BVC.” Domenichelli should be applauded in his own right, as he has been named Coach of the Year of the Bay Valley Conference for the second time (the first was in 2005). His LMC team has recorded six 20-plus-win seasons in the last seven years, including a 25-win season in 2008 and a 23-win season in 2009. Domenichelli played basketball at Cal State East Bay, where he earned his master’s degree in physical education. Following three years of coaching at Pittsburg High School, he has just completed his eighth season coaching at LMC. “During his tenure at Los Medanos College, Coach Domenichelli has established that our student athletes and our basketball program, under his skillful leadership, will perennially be among the best in Northern California,” said LMC President Peter Garcia. Other players winning awards included Pittsburg High’s Jeremy Knowles and Joe Simpson (All-BVC First Team) and Brian Benoit (All-BVC Honorable Mention). – Contributed by Barbara H. Cella

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Krey Elementary School in Brentwood will be holding it’s fourth annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 8 at Shadow Lakes Golf Club. The prizes include a chance to win $10,000 in the putting contest, a golf trip to Pebble Beach and a set of golf clubs. Raffle prizes include hotel stays at the Peppermill and Atlantis, movie passes, and gift certificates to Cabanas in the Garden. Every hole will feature something unique and fun. The tournament is an important fundraiser for Krey Elementary. In past years, proceeds have helped purchase items such as computers and instructional materials that directly benefit the students. To register or be a sponsor, call tournament chairman Ryan Agrella at 925-584-8938.

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Deer Valley High School grad and LMC freshman Tyree Murray is the 2009 MVP of the Bay Valley Conference basketball league.

The Spring Break Junior Golf Camp for ages 6 to 12 will be held March 23 through 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Brentwood Golf Club. The camp includes 9½ hours of instruction, snacks, contests and prizes, an exhibition by long-drive champion Vince Howell, drinking water, etiquette video, coupons and golf balls. The cost is $100. For more information, call 925-516-3400.

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wo East Bay U10 boys soccer teams joined forces to win the recent Cabernet Indoor Soccer Championship in Livermore. Members of EDYSL U10 Arsenal Green and DYSL Delta Barcelona Photo by Kim Vredenburgh came together to go 10-0 in their season and win the championship game against the Livermore Vipers by a score of 13-5. In the front row are Fabian, Zachary K, Oscar, Angel, Andrew, Jorge and Derek; back row: Jose, Lyden, Mason, Juan Carlos, Dylan and Zachary J.

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Heritage wins at home The varsity boys volleyball team had fun in its first home game of the season on March 10 against Livermore, winning 3-1. The players were comfortable in their surroundings and executed with consistency. Coach Bess Haldi shifted players into different positions three times and utilized the entire squad. Michael Favalora recorded a triple double-double, which

might be a first in the program. The JV squad, which won 2-0, made similar lineup changes that met with similar success. The varsity and JV games were both come-from-behind victories. The players kept their composure and fought their way to victory. In game one, Estefan Garcia reeled off seven straight service aces to help the Patriots overcome a substantial deficit and rally to victory.


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Patriots from page 1B girls team deluged them 136-24. The most frightening thing about the Pirates were their swim caps, which feature a mean-looking pirate wearing a skull-andcrossbones cap, an eye patch, earrings and holding a dagger in his mouth. Some of the races are competitive, particularly the freestyle sprints. But many of them are not – the early finishers hang out in the water as a lagging swimmer or two finishes up a minute or more later. Some of the significant laggards get respectful applause from the spectators for their efforts. Between races the swimmers hang out with each other, check in with mom and dad in the bleachers or put down a towel and work on their tans. It might be the one high school sport where the spectators are tempted to join in the action – especially on a warm, sunny day, invitingly blue water and scenic Mt. Diablo in the distance.

Panther from page 1B sophomores. “He’s definitely a good team leader,” said Antioch Coach Rick Barton. “He’s definitely the heart and soul of the team.” Heart and soul can go a long way in sports, and Miu led the Panthers to a 3-1 win over Freedom. The Falcons did not go down quietly, however. They took the first game to extra points, losing 29-31, tied the match with a 25-22 victory in game two, fought hard in game three, losing 22-25, and finally succumbed 21-25 in the fourth game. The Falcons don’t appear to have a star

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The following are Heritage’s varsity girl winners: 200 medley relay: Bruno, Wallen, Natali, Crawford – 2:09.50; 200 freestyle: Ross – 2:10.49; 100/200 IM: Applegate – 2:16.69; 50 freestyle: Natali – 28:54; 50/100 butterfly: Crawford – 1:10.51; 100 freestyle: Applegate – 55:32; 500 freestyle: Freeman – 6:24.22; 200 freestyle relay: L’Amoreaux, Bruno, Crawford, Furtado – 1:57.17; 100 backstroke: Wallen – 1:11.95; 100 breaststroke: Ross – 1:13.81; 400 freestyle relay: Ross, Applegate, Natali, L’Amoreaux – 4:12.31. The following are the Heritage varsity boy winners: 200 medley relay: Palazzotto, Brix, Bailey, Harris – 1:51.55; 200 freestyle: Holzmuller – 1:57.72; 100/200 IM: Brix – 2:12.09; 50 freestyle: Mehta – 23.85; 100 freestyle: Harris – 55.39; 500 freestyle: Holzmuller – 5:11.79; 200 freestyle relay: Araujo, Duran, Haines, Koller – 1:38.40; 100 backstroke: Araujo – 1:01.28; 100 breaststroke: Brix – 1:04.72; 400 freestyle relay: Harris,

like Miu on their team. But a standout in game two was the strong serving of Zach Vettech, whose tough line drives won point after point, putting his team up 21-13 before Antioch got possession of the ball back. Despite his team’s victory on an opponent’s court, Barton emphasized the need for improvement. “I am happy that we won,” he said. “But we have got a long ways to go as a team to be competitive with the top teams. We have a young team, so they make mistakes. They are learning. They practice real hard and are trying to move up to being varsity players.”


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Congratulations to Pvt. Thomas J. Saitz of Oakley, a 2008 graduate of Freedom High School, on his successful completion of Marine Corps Boot Camp on Feb. 27. Saitz will attend the Corps’ School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.

ECC Bank, a Division of Bank of Agriculture & Commerce – founded in Brentwood in 1965 – has announced the hiring of Tania Brugger as Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer. Brugger is located in the Concord office and will be responsible for business development in East Contra Costa County. She comes to the bank with 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Brugger obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in finance, from the California State University at Hayward. She also holds Series 6 and 63 investment licenses and Cali-

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Taiki T. Murakami graduated in November from basic military training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. During his six weeks of training, Murakami studied the Air Force mission, and received physical and rifle marksmanship training plus special training in human relations. Murakami is the son of Lauretta and James Chou of Brentwood and a 2006 graduate of Liberty High School.

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Learning to manage chronic stress severe when people ignore symptoms and fail to manage their stress well. Here are some ways that you can manage your stress: • Identify how you experience stress. Everyone experiences stress differently. You might get irritable, or have difficulty concentrating. Perhaps you get headaches or muscle tension. Keep track of your stress symptoms for several days to give you a better idea of how you respond. • Know your stress triggers. It’s important to know where your stress comes from. If you know, you can take steps to deal with the cause and not just the symptoms. • Find healthy ways to manage stress. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends putting together a stressmanagement plan that includes the following: • Physical activity: Exercise releases endorphins, which promote good moods and positive thinking. It also increases blood flow to the brain and body, helping you feel better and think more clearly. • Relaxation: Music, meditation, yoga and relaxation techniques help calm the body and the mind. • Reaching out: Interacting with others lets you get your mind off your troubles and lifts your spirits. It also keeps you from feeling alone. Talking with friends or professional counselors can be a good emotional outlet and a healthy way to

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In keeping with the theme of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra’s 2008-09 concert season – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue – internationally acclaimed Bay Area pianist Daniel Glover will perform Rachmaninoff ’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” at concerts slated for April 4 and 5. The performances will give audiences an opportunity to hear how composers throughout the centuries have borrowed musical ideas from one another, as well as inspiration from sources such as poetry, art and nature. Also on the program are Stravinsky’s vivacious “Pulcinella Suite,” Mendelssohn’s musical landscape painting “Hebrides Overture” and John Rutter’s imaginative “Suite for

Strings.” Twelve wind players in three choirs will also present “Fanfare after 17th Century Dances” by California composer Donal Michalsky. As a bonus, Timothy M. Smith, a longtime music educator and the orchestra’s dynamic music director and conductor, will share with the audience fascinating stories about the composers and their creations. The April 4 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Los Medanos College Recital Hall in Pittsburg. Tickets are $5 to $10. The April 5 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lesher Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $15 to $18, and can be obtained at the door, by phone at 925-943-7469, or online at www.lesherartscenter.org.

Poetry steps up to the Mic at Gabby’s Grind Help celebrate all forms of the written word during Poetry Month at Open Mic on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Gabby’s Grind in Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. Bring your own or the work of another writer. Any subject or style is welcome as long as long as it’s neither insulting nor abusive. Everyone is welcome, whether performing or just listening and enjoying.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Open Mic is presented by Brentwood Writers’Guild and Brentwood Community Library, and hosted by Brentwood’s Poet Laureate, Diane Lando. Gabby’s Grind is located at 729 First St., Suite C. For further information, e-mail shortkati@ yahoo.com or call 925-634-6655. The Brentwood Writers’ Guild is an adjunct of the Brentwood Art Society.

Local author to sign book Author Laverne Baker will be at Barnes & Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. to sign copies of her first book, “Nourishment for the Soul.” From the time baker was a young woman, she has had a passion for cooking delicious meals for grateful friends and family, and “Nourishment for the

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 5, 2009 hold a public hearing to consider the following application: A resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood recommending adoption of the negative declaration and finding that the proposed 2009/10 - 2013/- 14 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget is consistent with the adopted general plan and specific plans of the City of Brentwood as required by sections 65402 and 65403 of the government code. A Negative Declaration has been prepared for this program pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, to assess potential environmental impacts. The ranges of projects included in the CIP are: improvements to roadways; parks and trails; water and wastewater systems; community facilities, drainage systems; and development- financed improvements. Project sites are not on any of the lists of sites enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code as related to hazardous materials. The draft Negative Declaration, initial study and copy of the CIP Budget are available for public review and comment for Thirty (30) days beginning on March 20, 2009 and ending on April 18, 2009. Documents are available for review at the following locations: City of Brentwood Public Works and Community Development Departments, 118 Oak Street; City Administration, 708 Third Street; Parks and Recreation, 740 Third Street and the Library, 751 Third Street. Applicant: City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Planning Manager Heidi Kline 925516-5154 or hkline@ci.brentwood.ca.us in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’ s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 20, 2009

listed above on: 2/25/09. Signature of registrant: Alicia Holder This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001146-00 The name of the business (es): YOUNIVERSOUL HEALTH & WELLNESS Located at: 3333 VINCENT ROAD, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523 Mailing: P.O. Box 2849, DANVILLE, CA 94526 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ADELE COX. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/11/04. Signature of registrant: Adele Cox This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2004-4101 The name of the business (es): Curves of Brentwood Located at: 3130 Balfour Road, Suite A, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Made In His Image, Inc., 5871 Starboard Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94514 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/5/04. Signature of registrant: Mary Middleton, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001784-00 The name of the business (es): Curves of Brentwood Located at:3130 Balfour Road, Suite A, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Made In His Image, Inc., 933 Snapdragon Court, 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: 3/13/09. Signature of registrant: Gena L. Tarwater Brunell, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By:H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001348-00 The name of the business (es): Community Barter Network Located at: 4235 Briones Valley Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Clearstone, Inc., 4235 Briones Valley Road, 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: Donald Parscal CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001410-00 The name of the business (es): REALTY WORLD DELTA COUNTRY Located at: 13530 BYRON HIGHWAY In: BYRON, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DELTA COUNTRY ENTERPRISES, INC., 13530 BYRON HIGHWAY, BYRON, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/2/04. Signature of registrant: Richard Pontes President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001534-00 The name of the business (es): Community Preservation Group; CPG Located at: 1112 Teal Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Loyd Phillips, 1112 Teal 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: 3/4/09. Signature of registrant: Loyd Phillips This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Long Wang, 5900 Alameda Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Long Wang FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Long Wang filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Long Wang to Proposed Name: Reima Yang

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: 4/24/09 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: February 24, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001639-00 The name of the business (es): Chapala Mexican Restaurant Located at: 3850 Balfour Road, Suite Q In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Garcia and Blanca Garcia, 7258 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Blanca C. Garcia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001669-00 The name of the business (es): Interior Commercial Installations Located at: 3670 Concord Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Elizabeth Leilani Moore, 3670 Concord Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513; Mikael Poulsen, 2533 Choisser Court, Tracy, CA 95377 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: E. Leilani Moore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001659-00 The name of the business (es): Cinderella’s Gown Rentals Located at: 1274 Hallmark Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Cynthia Pagano, 1274 Hallmark Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Cynthia Pagano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3,10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001625-00 The name of the business (es): Carol Carey Inc. Located at: 9040 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite E In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carol Carey, Inc., 60 E. Simpson Avenue, Box 2869, Jackson, Wyoming 83001 CA. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Carol Carey, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 PUBLIC DECLARATION WE, Linda Morse-Robertson and Richard Robertson, do hereby declare that we have a licensed, legal commercial boat harbor, doing business as Dos Palmas Harbor located at 3844 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511 We do not have a hotel, motel, inn or Bed and Breakfast. We do not have a launch ramp, a store or gas docks, Our restroom facility is permitted by the Contra Costa Health Department. All discharge is into a permitted sewer line. We do not have living facilities in our downstairs. It is used for storage and the harbor office ONLY. We have a Letter of Determination that permits all our current activities, issued by Contra Costa County Community Development Department. We encourage you to visit us anytime should you need your boat in a legally permitted slip. Thank You. Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Date: March 20, 27, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Saruchi Khera, 9876 Del Mar Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Saruchi Khera FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0303 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Saruchi Khera filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Saruchi Khera to Proposed Name: Saruchi Chalana 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: 4/28/09 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: March 3, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-198091-CL Loan # 0124347352 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/8/2007. 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): ILEANA PATRICIA LOPEZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/17/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0014674- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $671,030.98 The purported property address is: 809 PRARIE ROSE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 013-380- 095-3 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. Date: 2/26/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3010741 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 06-0029592 Title Order No. 068-233971 Investor/Insurer No. 2031971 APN No. 013-290- 061-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GREGORY W WEBB AND DARIA L WEBB, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2005 and recorded 02/01/05, as Instrument No. 20050036793-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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 sit-

uated 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: 6763 ALLEN COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $516,761.91. 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: 03/- 22/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 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# 3012269 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0019843 Title Order No. 08-8092070 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 072-340-044-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/- 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: EULALIO A TAYAMEM, AND ROSA TAYAMEM, dated 12/01/2005 and recorded 12/09/05, as Instrument No. 20050473743-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4718 CACHE PEAK DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. 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 $660,067.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 03/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3014122 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0046580 Title Order No. 088-176142 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 056-380-017-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/22/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEED-

ING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TEDRIC RODRIGUEZ AND BRITA YBANEZ RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/22/2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0309657-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 5549 MCFARLAN RANCH DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. 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 $492,889.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 07/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3016006 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

LINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL 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 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 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM MARION JEANNE MICHELOTTI, TO HOFMANN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED JANUARY 23, 1981, BOOK 10178, PAGE 83, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 3. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL 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 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 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROBERT A. DAL PORTO, ET AL, TO HOFMANN CONSTRUCTION CO., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED DECEMBER 24, 1981, BOOK 10623, PAGE 710, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $457,579.77 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1372 RUTHERFORD LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-333-013 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: 03-12-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3021424 03/20/2009, 03/- 27/2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001008-00 The name of the business (es): Enderlin Enterprises Located at: 64 Haystack Court In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Justin Enderlin, 64 Haystack 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: 2/11/09. Signature of registrant: Justin Enderlin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 11, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: Justin Enderlin Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001105-00 The name of the business (es): Precious Pet Portraits and Debbie’s Darling Mini’s Located at: 980 Fairview Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Debra L. Hergenroether, 980 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 . This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Debra Hergenroether This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001357-00 The name of the business (es): Island Joe’s Cafe + Bakery Located at: 6210 Bethel Island Boulevard In: Bethel Island, CA 94511 Mailing: 1435 Discovery Bay Boulevard, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eva Donna Simon, 1435 Discovery Bay Boulevard, 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: Eva Donna Simon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:February 25, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001365-00 The name of the business (es): Alicia Holder Photography Located at: 307 Pondlilly Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alicia Maria Holder, 307 Pondlilly Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228576CA Loan No. 0729718742 Title Order No. 602113686 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/25/2006. 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 04/09/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/01/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0350973- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: NATHANIEL CROSBY AND WILENE L. CROSBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, 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 80, AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7193, RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 1989 IN BOOK 330 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 28, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM OR OTHER HYDROCARBONS, OTHER MINERALS AND MINERAL RIGHTS’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BERTHA DEL MONTE, AS TRUSTEE TO FRANCISCO DAL PORTO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1950, BOOK 1635, PAGE 334, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASO-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FEE- 64122 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/1/2003. 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 April 13, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by DONALD THORNDIKE AND ROBERTA THORNDIKE HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustors, recorded on 7/9/2003, as Instrument No. 20030324645-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 035-344-023 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4336 ZINFANDEL DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $368,972.16. Dated: 3/16/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://- www.rtrustee. com ASAP# 3025269 03/20/2009, 03/27/- 2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0039287 Title Order No. 08-8158127 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 019-700-022-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/21/- 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: C DENISE STEWART, AND CHARLES F STEWART, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/21/2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0309536-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1425 HILLSBOROUGH BOULEVARD, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $874,682.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3019880 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 12/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021276 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221690-ED Loan # 0005297436 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2006. 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. 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): RAUL DIAZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0409121-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $367,628.55 The purported property address is: 2616 MAIN ST OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 123-062 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. Date: 3/17/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3013390 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0085905 Title Order No. 08-8-316649 Investor/Insurer No. 171281012 APN No. 018-520- 001-1. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: AAMIR I SIDDIQUI, VEENA RAJA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/- 27/2007 and recorded 07/13/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0202671- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/- 02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1200 SARATOGA PLACE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $691,483.00. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 12/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021288 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001046-00 The name of the business (es): Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew Located at: 2083 and 2085 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mike Fagan and Vicky Fagan, 1608 Dupre Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Mike Fagan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 12, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: February 12, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001119-00 The name of the business (es): C.A.T. Cleaning Service Located at: 27 Renoir Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine V. Naves, 27 Renoir Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/9/09. Signature of registrant: Christine Naves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 17, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001257-00 The name of the business (es): Mobile Avian Surgical Services Located at: 3805 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): AVNVET, INC., 3805 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561. 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: Brian L. Speer, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 20, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 5, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: FAGAN MICHAEL WILLIAM FAGAN VICKY SUE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2083-2085 MAIN STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561-3302 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Date: March 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FileF-0001608-00 The name of the business (es): Reckless Riders Clothing; Reckless Riders; Reckless Clothing Co. Located at: 22 West Cypress Place In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony B. Kohler, 22 West Cypress Place, 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: Anthony B. Kohler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 5, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 5, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-162151-C Loan No. 0713262582 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: EDGARD PINEDA AND MARTA PINEDA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 3/8/2007 as Instrument No. 20070068827-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5463 FIELD BROOK COURT ANTIOCH, California 94531-0000 APN #: 055430-022-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $685,408.09, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/25/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3009184 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-172220-C Loan No. 0602021978 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/29/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: RUBEN FLORES A SINGLE MAN Recorded 3/11/2008 as Instrument No. 20080051368-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:4/13/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 411 WATERFORD COURT OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035-740- 015 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $274,297.11, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 3/13/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3011992 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 08-505920 BFB; Title Order No. 080096571- CA-DCI; APN 037480 093 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/05/- 06. 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 04/02/- 09 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/12/06 in Instrument No. 2006-0395664-00 of official records in the Office of the

Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: Jorge Magana and Alma Magana, Husband and Wife, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for HSBC Bank USA, N. A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-HE4, Asset Backed Pass- Through Certificates, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 4895 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $440,085.35 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: March 6, 2009 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 3350 Country Club Dr., Suite 202 Cameron Park, CA 95682 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730- 2727 www.fidelityasap.com ASAP# 3020776 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

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 (714)259- 7850 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 06, 2009 By: S/- AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE Authorized Signature ASAP# 2997111 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

ance 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: 03-11-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3019151 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-217786-TC Loan # 1010356291 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/13/2007. 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. 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): CLARICE DAVIS-MIRAGLIA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 8/16/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0235519 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $682,315.12 The purported property address is: 3994 CLEARWOOD WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-250-045 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. Date: 3/18/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3014978 03/20/2009, 03/27/- 2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 27, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GARCIA BLANCA CELIA GARCIA DANIEL The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3850 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE Q BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-1661 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): March 13, 20, 27, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0083947 Title Order No. 08-8311069 Investor/Insurer No. 090217973 APN No. 017-600- 0032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/18/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LUZ Z TRIGOSO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 02/18/2005 and recorded 02/25/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0063941-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1329 DOWNIE POINT DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945131870. 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 $653,574.29. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1182324-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX5259 APN: 033-410-039-3 TRA: REF: GRANADOS, FRANCISCO RAD IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 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 On March 26, 2009, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0087865-00, in book - , page - , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: FRANCISCO GRANADOS AND CLAUDIA GRANADOS 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, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 105 KINGS CANYON 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. 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: $426,756.28. 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,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228476CA Loan No. 3013087758 Title Order No. 602000403 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/08/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/02/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/17/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0014768-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAWN A DAUGHDRILL AND, BENJAMEN A DAUGHDRILL, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, MOUNT DIABLO BASE AND MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS PARCEL ONE IN THE DEED TO HUBERT D. TROST, ET UX, RECORDED FEBRUARY 10, 1956, BOOK 2705, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 478; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL, 264 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS PARCEL ONE IN THE DEED TO BLANCHE CARR, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 14, 1956, BOOK 2842, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 563; THENCE EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 165 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 264 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL; THENCE WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: ‘’ALL MINERAL INTEREST, OILS AND NATURAL GAS, WITH ALL RIGHT OF WAY, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES’’ AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM GLADA LUELLA JOHNSON, ET VIR, RECORDED MAY 18, 1953, BOOK 2125, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 231. PARCEL TWO: RIGHT OF WAY GRANTED IN THE DEED TO DOUGLAS N. GRIFFIN, ET AL, RECORDED APRIL 8, 1958, BOOK 3145, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 201, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’A RIGHT OF WAY (NOT TO BE EXCLUSIVE) AS AN APPURTENANCE TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE, FOR USE AS A ROADWAY FOR VEHICLES OF ALL KINDS, PEDESTRIANS AND ANIMALS, FOR WATER, GAS, OIL AND SEWER PIPE LINES, AND FOR TELEPHONE, ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER LINES, TOGETHER WITH THE NECESSARY POLES OR CONDUITS OVER THE ENTIRE STRIP OF LAND DESCRIBED IN PARCEL TWO IN THE DEED FROM RALPH TROST, ET UX, TO HUBERT D. TROST, ET UX, RECORDED FEBRUARY 10, 1956 IN VOLUME 2705 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AT PAGE 478. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL TWO: THAT PORTION THEREOF LYING WITHIN PARCEL ONE ABOVE.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $897,652.73 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3720 HOLMES ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034080- 011 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 compli-


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0079896 Title Order No. 088-296375 Investor/Insurer No. 2346518 APN No. 034-360- 093-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE OCHOA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/14/- 2004 and recorded 12/29/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0498424-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/- 02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 5123 STRATFORD 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 $653,995.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021564 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 13/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3014274 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 427950CA Loan No. 0729502849 Title Order No. 602112559 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/26/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09/22/2006, Book -, Page -, Instrument 2006-0300313- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: SEAN DAVIES AND AMBER SHINODA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, 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 65, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 4759, FILED NOVEMBER 8, 1978, IN BOOK 219, OF MAPS AT PAGE 6, CONTRA COSTA RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1/2 OF ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND SUBSTANCES AND ALL OTHER MINERAL AND ASSOCIATED SUBSTANCES WHICH ARE AT OR BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREFROM, WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS GRANTED IN THE DEED TO MARY FERNANDEZ BY QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED MARCH 2, 1978, IN BOOK 8730, PAGE 314, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $365,650.39 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 992 ALMOND DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-353-011 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: 03- 02-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3004292 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMG- 61745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/24/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 27, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,

725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JEFF S. YEE AND JOYCE R. YEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustors, recorded on 8/2/2007, as Instrument No. 20070222644-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, towit: TAX PARCEL NC. 041-050-027-6- 01 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4528 LARIAT LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $1,013,218.28. Dated: 3/4/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://- www.rtrustee. com ASAP# 3006045 03/06/2009, 03/13/- 2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

it report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3014144 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-212114-PJ Loan # 3061450288 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/10/2006. 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): MOHAMED A KHAN AND MARLO KHAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 10/18/2006 as Instrument No. 20060330302-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,959.99 The purported property address is: 1254 FETZER LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 420-019 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. Date: 3/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3006745 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-210338-CH Loan # 51527022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): NELSON PLEITEZ AND MIKA PLEITEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0165546 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA

COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $423,276.60 The purported property address is: 1708 CHANDON WAY OAKLEY, CA 945613050 Assessors Parcel No. 037-264-008-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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. Date: 3/3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2998281 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-171343-C Loan No. 7441083847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/9/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: OBY NWANNE, UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 20050482933 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 300 ROBERT STREET ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 071-092- 005-9 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $455,281.22, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/27/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2997514 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-217272-PJ Loan # 0031696776 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/2/2005. 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): JORGE REYES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY Recorded: 10/4/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0379278-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $284,395.93 The purported property address is: 5307 SUNRISE MEADOWS LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-280076 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. Date: 3/3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2998333 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

purpose. ASAP# 3020129 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0047014 Title Order No. 08-8178702 Investor/Insurer No. - APN No. 035-521-007-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/15/- 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE ARELLANO AND JUANA ARELLANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/15/2005 and recorded 09/21/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0359741-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 424 HAZELNUT 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 $477,201.93. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-215213-PJ Loan # 3011041112 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/5/2006. 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): WILLIAM R WILKINS AND PAULA L WILKINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 9/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0287547- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,464.41 The purported property address is: 301 OAK GLEN DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 302-004 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. Date: 3/17/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative cred-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0081890 Title Order No. 08-8303523 Investor/Insurer No. 1699536890 APN No. 041- 230-018-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/22/2005. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FIDELMAR RIVERA AND MARIA RIVERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 07/22/2005 and recorded 08/01/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0284853-00, in Book - , Page - ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4853 CANOPY 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 $386,038.55. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 07/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0113205 Title Order No. 08-8454185 Investor/Insurer No. 150346083 APN No. 037-480- 069-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/21/2006. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MIGUEL A GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/21/2006 and recorded 09/22/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0300795-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/03/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 10 DOWITCHER COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $387,088.73. 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: 03/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3001699 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. FD-113910-C Loan No. 0325984375 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAYRALD RATUITA, a single man Recorded 10/10/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0320302-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 3619 CLAYBURN RD ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 071-181-006 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $435,933.05, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/24/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3006524 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0113914 Title Order No. 08-8460930 Investor/Insurer No. 131340815 APN No. 034-460- 024-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2006. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VISOTH SAING AND SEREY TRAN HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 09/19/- 2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0310044-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/- 03/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 117 COPPER KNOLL 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 $616,134.36. 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: 03/- 13/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3002057 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

ten 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. Date: 3/20/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3017726 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009

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): JOEL MESINA and ALICIA MESINA, husband and wife Recorded: 1/31/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0032388-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $434,649.10 The purported property address is: 2130 CHICORY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 041- 130-018 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. Date: 3/6/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3000084 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

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. Date: 3/9/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001067 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-220918-CL Loan # 0031415847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/29/2005. 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): AUGUSTA L. HOPKINS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 8/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0295025-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $402,807.14 The purported property address is: 4854 BAYSIDE WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 740-072 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. Date: 3/9/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001049 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221442-PJ Loan # 3014736627 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/2/2007. 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): MARCOS VALLES AND, ARIANNE VALLES, HUSBAND AND WIFE. Recorded: 11/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0314334- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,054.11 The purported property address is: 1155 CHIANTI WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 600-061-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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. Date: 3/10/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3003650 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 3/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3006945 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001326-00 The name of the business (es): DELTA GLASS Located at: 106 Railroad Avenue In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Neil Armstrong Gammond, 215 West 7th 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Neil Gammond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 6224970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 4, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: DEMATA GABRIELA TRUJILLO GOMEZ FARAEL MATA The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1024 W. 10TH STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509-1567 Type of license Applied for: 20-OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001662-00 The name of the business (es): Shearz on 3rd Located at: 415 West 3rd Street In: Antioch CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alan McElroy, 1743 Sanger Peak Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Alan McElroy This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: M. Caughrean, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001156-00 The name of the business (es): Red Door Dance Studio Located at: 817 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Antonia B. Todd, 1842 Pheasant Runn Terrace, 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: Antonia B. Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001620-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Studios Located at: 1854 Seal Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stacey Chance and Kelly Chance. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Stacey Chance This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0049107 Title Order No. 08-8185194 Investor/Insurer No. 93919052 APN No. 034-300- 045-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/19/2005. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RICHARD D ROBERSON, AND ALEXIS M ROBERSON,

dated 08/19/2005 and recorded 08/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0323406-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1034 NUTMEG DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945614603. 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 $438,132.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 16/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3005510 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: PATRICIA CONTRERAS PACHECO, 434 Collis Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Patricia Contreras Pacheco on behalf of Jose Mario Contreras FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0252 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Patricia C. Pacheco filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jose Mario Contreras to Proposed Name: Mario Contreras Pacheco 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: 4/21/09 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 a. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: February 23, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001310-00 The name of the business (es): All Dolled Up Located at: 4016 Capstan Place In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Deborah Doll, 4016 Capstan Place, 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: Deborah Doll This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001704-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Asset Services Located at: 5260 Laguna Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Brown, 5260 Laguna 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: Richard Brown This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-217997-ED Loan # 5303952906 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2006. 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): TED J WALLACE , II AND GWENDOYLN J. WALLACE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0223003 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $389,848.98 The purported property address is: 644 GINGHAM WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 280-013 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 writ-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-218165-TC Loan # 3002792434 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): EMILIO J. GONZALES JR. AND ESMERALDA M. GONZALES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/30/2007 as Instrument No. 20070092800 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $506,689.85 The purported property address is: 104 PICASSO DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-510-071 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. Date: 3/18/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3013399 03/20/2009, 03/27/- 2009, 04/03/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-218327-PJ Loan # 3061321091 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2006. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-220796-CL Loan # 0021731518 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): CHRIS TRUMBULL AND ELEANOR TRUMBULL HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 8/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0247318 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,954.32 The purported property address is: 750 SOLITUDE DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 420-032-4 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221032-ED Loan # 0009334343 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF 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): ADRIAN D MELGOZA, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 2/28/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0061242-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $345,097.14 The purported property address is: 404 WATERFORD CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-740-019 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


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, March 20 Dinner Jazz Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern play jazz standards, bossas and originals at Shutters Brasserie, a FrenchAmerican pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Karaoke Local restaurants host Karaoke with Carole, featuring Charlie on the blues harp, every week from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Wednesdays at Wild Idol in Byron; Thursdays at Broken Wheel in Oakley; and Fridays at Grazie’s in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-9223.

Saturday, March 21 Dinner Jazz Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern play jazz standards, bossas and originals at Shutters Brasserie, a FrenchAmerican pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Michael Paul Band Get wild at Tugs in Bethel Island with the Michael Paul Band, featuring new hot country and southern rock. The show runs from

9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.themichaelpaulband.com.

Live Music Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company features live music on the first and third Saturdays of the month. For more information, call 925-634-9463.

Free Bach Birthday Concert Organist Donald Pearson plays a program of J.S. Bach’s organ works commemorating the composer’s 342nd birthday. The concert takes place at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church in Antioch at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call 925-778-0768.

Wednesday, March 25 Chad & Jeremy The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch will take you back to the sounds of the past with Chad & Jeremy at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for Gold seating; $30 for adults; $25 for seniors; and $15 for youth. For tickets and more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre. com or call 925-757-9500.

Friday, March 27 Guitar Hero Contest Help Antioch High School purchase a new sound system for its stadium by challenging your family and friends to a Guitar Hero contest in the school’s gymnasium at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. For more information, call Debbie at 925-207-0984.

To have an entertainment event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

Events Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 Wine Tasting Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road in Brentwood, holds a wine tasting every weekend. Enjoy award-winning wines in the indoor tasting room surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and a view of Mt. Diablo. The tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0769.

Saturday, March 28 Brides’ Day Out Learn all you need to know about having the best wedding ever. A part of downtown Brentwood’s year-round events, Brides’ Day Out features a silent auction and amazing vendor discounts from 9 a.m.3 p.m. For more information, visit www. creativeeventsbyashley.com.

Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, will hold its opening-day celebration from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Join the community for Civil War storytelling, gold panning and more. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

Saturday, April 4 Flower Tour The Knightsen Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Daffodil Hill and the Amador

Flower Farm, including a lunch stopover in historic Jackson, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40. For more information and to sign up, call Sherry at 925-516-7798 or Pat at 925-3553.

Shows Sunday, March 22 ‘Social Security’ The Vagabond Players present “Social Security,” a comedy about married couples caring for an aging parent, at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $10 for youth. For more information and tickets, visit www.elcampaniltheatre. com. or call 925-757-9500.

Thursday, March 26 ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Antioch’s Deer Valley High School presents the “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Fridays, March 27 and April 3; Saturday, March 28; Wednesday, April 1; and Thursday, April 2. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, email jackiemackusick@antioch.k12.ca.us.

Sunday, March 29 ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ The Classic Film Series at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch presents a screening of “Lawrence of Arabia,” starring Peter O’Toole, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and youths. For tickets, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, March 20 Friday Fish Fry During Lent, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood hosts Friday Fish Fry (dine in or take out) from 4:30-7 p.m. every Friday until Easter. The cost is $10. For more information, call 925-634-4154.

Saturday, March 21 Relay For Life Team Fundraiser

To have a community event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

p.m. Space is limited. For more information, call 925-240-0733.

a learner’s permit and driver’s license. The fee is $59. Call 925-779-7070, ext. 0 to sign up.

Antioch Sports Legends Museum

Delta Word Weavers

Sports history buffs won’t want to miss the fascinating exhibits at the Antioch Sports Legends Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Special tours may be arranged by calling 925-325-3255. Admission to the museum is free.

Delta Word Weavers, a local group promoting oral storytelling in the community, offers workshops for teens from 1-2 p.m. A $40 donation is suggested. For more information and to sign up, call 925-437-1360.

Sign-ups

Learn or Upgrade your Computer Skills Community Education Center/Liberty Adult Education hosts a computer class on Wednesdays, March 25-May 27; from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 929 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Shimmer Jewels hosts a spring jewelry show/ bake sale fundraiser at 13 Susie Court in Oakley from 1-5 p.m. All proceeds from the bake sale and raffle, plus 20 percent of jewelry sales, go to Shimmer’s Relay for Life Team. For more information, visit www.shimmerjewels.com.

Hospice of the East Bay

Tri-tip Dinner

Delta Patriots Youth Football

Intro to Blogging

The Delta Kiwanis’ annual tri-tip dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the VFW Hall, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For tickets and more information, call Romano at 925-757-5472 or Kay at 925-757-2151.

Online sign-ups for Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer have begun, and an open house and walk-in registration is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Delta Patriots headquarters in Brentwood. For more information or to register, visit www. deltapatriots.com.

Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers a class for older adults in how to journal, create online postings, and blog. The class is held Thursdays, March 26April 9 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $35. For more information and to register, call 925-634-2565.

Hospice Benefit Luncheon Bethel Island Women’s Club hosts a luncheon to support Hospice at noon in Scout Hall in Bethel Island. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Helen at 925-684-0968.

Cheery Crab Feed The Deer Valley Youth Football and Cheer league hosts its ninth annual Crab Feed at 6 p.m. in Brentwood’s Veterans Hall. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For tickets and information, call 925-473-5215.

Spring in the Valley Deer Valley High School’s third annual fundraiser, “Spring in the Valley,” takes place from 611 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Course. The event features performances by the school’s jazz band and The Clarences. For more information, call Sue at 925-756-6700.

The hospice is looking for volunteers. Those interested in making a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families should call Robin at 925-887-5678 or visit www. hospiceeastbay.com.

Delta Youth Soccer League Registration begins on Friday, March 27 at Dallas Ranch Middle School from 6-9 p.m. For more sign-up dates and information, call 925439-4396 or visit www.deltasoccer.org.

East Diablo Youth Soccer League Team selections and online registration continue for the next weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Liberty High School stadium. For more information and later dates, call 925-516-8260 or visit www.edysl.net.

Deer Valley Youth Football Football sign-ups for ages 7-14 and cheer signups for ages 5-14 take place at Round Table Pizza on Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For sign-up dates and times, visit www.dvyf.org or call 925473-5215.

Job Seekers Seminar

Wolfpack X-Man Football and Cheer

A free workshop on resumés and interviews takes place at the Pittsburg Library on Saturdays, March 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 925-427-8390.

Delta Valley Wolfpack X-Man Youth Football and Cheer sign-ups take place on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mikes Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way. No tryouts are required; no cuts will be made. For more information, email deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com.

Sunday, March 22 Discovery Through Inner Quest The Awakening Retreat Center in Brentwood holds a collage workshop for those searching for inner peace from 1-5 p.m. The cost is $45; $65 for LCSWs, RNs and LVNs seeking CE credits. To register and for more information, call 925-755-8822.

Monday, March 23 Become a Teacher Overseas Learn how to qualify for a Peace Corps education assignment, including earning your California teaching credential, at the Antioch Library from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 510-452-8444 or e-mail sfevents@ peacecorps.gov.

Delta Informal Gardeners The owner of Brentwood Iris Garden speaks at the Brentwood United Methodist Church Social Hall from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

Wednesday, March 25 Senior Classic Bowling Cortona Park in Brentwood will host a senior Wii bowling tournament from 3-5

East Bay Bat Busters The Bat Busters fast-pitch softball team holds tryouts for its 16U and 18U teams for the next 30 days or until the roster is full. For more information, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or call 925-584-5979.

East County Lions Football and Cheer ECYF is now accepting applications for youth football players and cheerleaders 7-14. Signups are held at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. Registration is $35. For more information and sign-up dates, visit www.ecyflions.com or call 925-625-1698.

Patriot Volleyball Camp Volleyball camp for boys and girls 7 and older begins at the Heritage High gymnasium in Brentwood on Monday, March 23 and runs through Thursday, March 26, all from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75. For more information, email bhaldi@msn.com.

Online Driver’s Ed for Teens Learn the rules of the road in a fun, interactive, online course and earn a DMV-approved Certificate of Completion. This class is a prerequisite for teens under 17½ who wish to obtain

On the Horizon

Women and Children’s Self-defense Delta One Martial Arts of Discovery Bay hosts a free seminar-event on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 14870 Highway 4. Learn self defense and have your children fingerprinted while enjoying a free hot dog lunch. For more information, call 925-516-8291.

Respite Care Services The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley provides respite care to families with special-needs children 3-11 on Saturday, March 28. Services are provided by appointment only, so call 72 hours in advance to make a reservation. For more information, call 925-692-2330 or e-mail Ana at dfyspkids@mdrymca.org.

Adult Basketball Tournament The City of Oakley Recreation Division hosts a recreational Adult Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. The cost is $100 per team. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

Preschool Drawing Classes Children 3½-5 learn step-by-step fundamentals of drawing, encouraging personal creativity. The class runs Tuesdays, March 31-April 28 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at the Prewett Family Park & Center in Antioch. The cost is $58; pre-registration is required. Call 925-779-7070 for more information.

Youth Cartooning Classes Kids 6-12 will learn to draw cartoon characters using funny expressions, silly characters and drawing sequences. The class runs Tuesdays, March 31-April 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Prewett Family Park & Center in Antioch. The cost is $58; pre-registration is required. Call 925-779-7070 for more information.

Dance Like the Stars Ballroom dance classes for those 16 and older run Tuesday, March 31-April 28 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch. The cost is $47; pre-registration is required. Call 925779-7070 for more information.

Prepare for U.S. Citizenship Liberty Adult Education in Brentwood holds a free, six-class workshop beginning March 28 designed to prepare you for the U.S. Citizenship test. An intermediate/advanced ESL level is required. Classes run from 9 a.m.noon through May 9. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

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