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Plant upgrades near completion by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Standing in the midst of a dustbowl windstorm, dirt flying and tractors raking across the hard, dry land, it’s difficult to imagine that in just a matter of weeks, this 21-acre site on Camino Diablo Road in Byron will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility. The Byron Sanitary District (BSD) wastewater plant is getting a facelift, and that, said General Manager Rick Gilmore, is a very good thing. “Yes, it is a big deal, a very big deal,” said Gilmore of the district’s first major upgrades since it was built in 1958. “We’re about 80-percent ready now and figure in about three weeks we’ll be in full swing. Overall, it’s been a good project and we’re going to have a nice new facility.” “Nice” and “new” are rarely applied to the outdated wastewater plant. Throughout the years, the BSD has been subject to bad press, faulty management and simple neglect – depending upon whom you ask – and according to documents from the State Regional Water Quality Board (RWQCB), was woefully out of compliance. Charges of non-compliance included problems with wastewater flow configuration between

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Byron Sanitary District General Manager Rick Gilmore shows where some of the district’s waste is collected and compacted for disposal at the wastewater treatment facility. ponds, glitches in the control and monitoring system, and difficulties with three monitoring wells inappropriately placed and lacking proper construction logs or adequate surface seals. But all that began to change in 2007 when

the BSD got aggressive in its attempts to bring the district up to standards and began working on preliminary plans for the new plant. By 2008, see Plant page 21A

Health-care cuts to impact East County by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Undocumented immigrants living in Contra Costa County took a health-care hit this week when the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to cut $6 million in primary care services from the county’s Basic Health Care Program. The decision will eliminate non-emergency services for nearly 6,000 illegal residents, the largest percentage coming from East County. “Supervisor Glover made a vote that he didn’t want to make,” said Ed Diokno, public policy analyst for Glover’s office. “But he feels he has to support it because he believes you can’t spend money the county doesn’t have (for the Basic Health Care Program).” County Health Services Director William Walker, who presented the proposal to the Board of Supervisors, said the decision was difficult: “It’s the hardest thing

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Emergency departments such as Kaiser Permanente in Antioch, above, might soon see an influx of patients due to the Board of Supervisors’ recent cuts to the county’s Basic Health Care Plan. I’ve ever had to propose in my 34 years in the county, the reduction of access to patients.” In an effort to educate the public about the provisions of the proposed cuts, the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizations (CCISCO) held a series of town-hall meetings last

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month to help families who will be affected better understand their options. Families with young children, as well as adult children, attended the events and voiced their concerns. “We held these town-hall meetings to help people understand what is going to happen,” said

Nancy Marquez, youth organizer for CCISCO. “What we are saying is that it’s a really bad policy. These people cannot afford these cuts. It’s a really horrible situation.” Under the new provisions of the plan, pregnant women and children will still be eligible for primary care and can receive treatment for other conditions as well, including communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and the flu. Paid for out of the county’s general fund, the Basic Health Care Program is designed to provide medical services to low-income uninsured residents. Those who qualify must be seen at either the county’s free medical center in Martinez or at one of its health centers located throughout Contra Costa. The termination in services to undocumented residents needing medical care means they will be forced to seek treatment at local see Health care page 21A

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Family fare keeps Delta’s neon glowing by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

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The CineLux Delta Cinema Saver offers the cheapest deals in town for feature film entertainment.

While businesses come and go in downtown Brentwood, the glow of the landmark Delta Cinema marquee continues to shine each night, just as it has for nearly eight decades. The movie theater has seen its ups and downs over the years, but CineLux President Paul Gunsky, who took over and remodeled the 1930’s-era theater in 2000, said the Delta is weathering the storm. In response to a declining economy and competition presented by the new Rave Motion Pictures, which opened at the Streets of Brentwood, the Delta rebranded itself as the CineLux Delta Cinema Saver in January. “We want the name to reflect our service,” Gunsky said. “With the addition of a new theater in town, we noticed a significant reduction in attendance, but that was to be expected. People were curious and wanted to see it for themselves, but now they are realizing that we offer the same product at a much lower price.” The Delta has reduced its ticket prices by one dollar to $4 for matinee shows (before 6 p.m.) and $6 for regular adult admission. Seniors and children under the age of 13 get in for $4, and students with ID are admitted for $5. Terrific Tuesday specials have also been reduced. Tickets previously $4 on Tuesdays are now $3.50 for all Tuesday shows except special engagements. Brentwood resident Mary Warren, who came to a Tuesday showing of “Monsters vs. Aliens” with her son, said she won’t go to the bigger theaters because the prices are too high.

“This is a nice little theater,” Warren said. “We’ve been in Brentwood for 20 years and we don’t go anywhere else. I love this place. It’s so cozy, and you can’t beat the price. The other places might be bigger and new, but they are too expensive. Besides, I want to support downtown businesses. I would hate to see this place close.” Delta Manager Laura Angel said many patrons have voiced concern about the theater’s future: “A lot of people ask about how the theater is doing. They see places open and close downtown, and they worry about whether or not our little theater is going to make it. They know the new theater presents competition and they are worried about the economy in general. “We’re doing OK, though. Business has been good. We did see a reduction in attendance once the Rave opened, but ultimately, we offer two different experiences. We can never be them, but they can never be us. They have more screens and digital projectors, but we have the small quaint ambiance. You smell the popcorn as soon as you come in the door, and you get a more intimate experience. We get a chance to chat with our customers.” Angel said she and her team of 10 employees will do whatever it takes to keep the Delta marquee lit at night. “We will pull out all the stops and keep offering these promotions so that we can continue to bring this service to the community. Until the economy started to act up, I never thought of going to the movies as a luxury, but not everyone can afford to go out anymore. They are saving every nickel they can. “When a family of five comes in, and I tell them see Neon page 14A


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The Oakley Library hosts dynamic storyteller Mary J. Kelly on Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Kelly will tell stories from Africa in a program that’s part of a series of multicultural programs for children funded by a grant from First Five Contra Costa. Kelly is a celebrated performance artist, actress, storyteller and published playwright. Her repertoire includes folk and fairy tales, African-American stories, ghost/mystery stories and original material. Her goal is to help students expand their world through story in order to understand and appreciate other cultures and think imaginatively. The Oakley Library is located in Freedom High School at 1050 Neroly Road. The library is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and is closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, call the library at 925-625-2400.

regon resident Linda Tate was a little confused when, after ordering lunch during a recent visit to relatives in Discovery Bay, she was accidentally served a sleeping bag. It turned out, though, that it was actually Brentwood’s El Camino Restaurant “El Papa Burrito,” said Bob Damico, who snapped this picture. “The burrito won,” reports Bob. “They had a hard time finding a take-out box big enough for the leftovers.”

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A story in last week’s Press listed an incorrect date for the Brentwood Iris Festival. The Brentwood Iris Garden opened on March 28; the festival is scheduled for April 18. Also, a recent story on Visual Productions Photography in Brentwood contained a pricing error. The correct price for an 8x10 studio portrait is $25.

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LOAN MOD DOS AND DON’TS [The following info is taken from a recent letter from the California Attorney General’s Office. I’ve made some minor edits.] Californians should be deeply skeptical of anyone who demands money up front and makes extravagant promises that they can save their home. DON’T pay money up-front to people who promise to work with your lender to modify your loan. It is unlawful for foreclosure consultants to collect money before (1) they give you a written contract describing the services they promise to provide and (2) they actually perform all the services described in the contract, such as negotiating new monthly payments or a new mortgage loan. However, an advance fee may be charged by an attorney, or by a real estate broker who has submitted the advance fee agreement to the Department of Real Estate, for review. DO call your lender yourself. Your lender wants to hear from you, and may be more willing to work directly with you than with a foreclosure consultant. DON’T pay your mortgage payments to someone other than your lender or loan servicer, even if he or she promises to pass the payment on. Fraudulent foreclosure consultants often keep the money for themselves. DON’T sign any documents

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REI will host a three-day grand opening celebration this weekend at the Streets of Brentwood.

Get ready to get outside With spring in the air and wildflowers in bloom, East County residents are about to get a new partner as they prepare to enjoy the great outdoors. Recreation Equipment, Inc., better known as REI, was founded as a cooperative in 1938 by a group of 23 Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality climbing equipment. Now more than 80 stores strong, REI will celebrate the grand opening of its new Brentwood location at the Streets of Brentwood this weekend. Activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will include discounts, giveaways and a trio of presentations from noted outdoors experts. The first 500 people (age 12 and older)

through the door each day will receive a limited-edition Nalgene water bottle, and the first 200 of those bottles will contain a $5, $10, $25, $50 or $100 REI gift card inside. Ride your bike to the store on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and receive free bicycle valet parking (courtesy of the Delta Pedalers bike club) plus 15-percentoff coupon. Cyclists can also get a free bicycle safety inspection at REI’s bike shop. Visitors during grand-opening weekend can also register for a chance to win one of three sweepstakes prizes (available only at REI-Brentwood): a Novara see Ready page 18A


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Oakley helps HARP with pet microchips by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Each year in East County, thousands of dogs and cats go missing, and while identification tags are good, microchips are better. And now, thanks to a community grant program awarded through the City of Oakley, local pet owners can purchase the microchips for just a fraction of the cost. The Homeless Animals Response Program (HARP) has received a $650 grant through Oakley’s Community Benefit Program that sets aside dollars each year to support nonprofit groups such as HARP. “This was created as a way for the city to recognize people in the area who are working to make life better for Oakley and its residents, and HARP is certainly one of them,” said Leeann Lorono, who organizes the grant program for the city. Karen Kops, president of HARP, said she learned about the grant opportunity late last year and immediately thought the money might be used to help residents and their pets. The microchip seemed a perfect way to put the money to use. “ID tags are great, but they can be removed or lost. However, with a microchip, reunification with an owner – as opposed to trying to figure out where the animals

belong – is just quicker and better,” said Kops. “It’s just an extra kind of insurance policy.” Quick, painless and no larger than a grain of rice, the microchips are implanted in the scruff of a dog or cat quickly with a syringe needle. The typical cost of a microchip is around $65, but for only $10, Oakley residents can purchase a voucher good for one implantation of a pre-registered microchip through HARP. The grant will allow for the purchase of 30 microchips, and the $10 charge will go into a revolving voucher fund to keep the program running for as long as possible. Proof of the chip’s success was evident last week, said Kops, when HARP staff picked up some dogs from the county shelter in Martinez that were scheduled to be put down. A staff member who is an Oakley resident took one of the dogs to Oakley Veterinary Medical Center and had the animal scanned. The microchip was discovered, and a reunion between the dog and its family was quickly arranged. Cypress Veterinary Hospital and Oakley Veterinary Medical Center have partnered with HARP to provide the microchip program to the community. For more information on purchasing a microchip, call HARP at 925-431-8546 or e-mail harpmail@harp-rescue.org.


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Edna Hill’s new theater needs a name by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Merrill Grant is asking for the community’s help in the construction of the new theater at Edna Hill Middle School – but no heavy lifting is required. As the facility inches toward completion, it’s time to settle on name for the new building that will be home to a 295seat theater and band and drama classrooms. “This new theater will be a focal point for the community,” Grant said. “It’s a project funded by Measure B, which the people voted for, and we’re asking for their help to select a name for the building. When it’s done, the building will be a nice addition, not only to Edna Hill, but the entire community.” Edna Hill Principal Kirsten Jobb is on the committee to help select the name. She said no names have been submitted yet, but she hopes the community and Edna Hill students will be involved in the process. “We hope that students will offer suggestions and make nominations for the naming, and then I would like them to help vote on the name once we’ve narrowed the list down,” Jobb said. According to the Brentwood Union School District Board policy, buildings

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Edna Hill Principal Kirsten Jobb looks over the design for the new theater and food service areas that will help renovate the school, which was built in the 1950s. on school property may be named after an individual who has contributed to society at a local, state, national or international level, or buildings may be named after a place or event of significance associated with the school or its location. Nominations may be submitted to

the BUSD via e-mail or postal mail. There is no official form to fill out and there is no need to provide reasons for a specific nomination. All that is required to make a nomination is the name of the nominee. A list of nominations will be compiled and submitted to the selection committee,

which will make a decision this summer. BUSD Chief Business Official Scott Anderson said the new theater will be nearly three times the size of the existing Bristow Community Theater, which will be demolished once the new building is up and running. The project is currently three weeks ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed in December, allowing staff enough time to set up the new band and drama classrooms so that students can use the facility beginning in January of 2010 once they return to campus after winter break. Anderson estimates that the project will cost about $13 million, which includes the construction of the new food services and outside dining area being built adjacent from the theater simultaneously. The food services portion of the project is expected to be complete in July – just in time for the 2009-10 school year to begin. Jobb said she and the students and staff are anxious for the project’s completion. “The theater will be gorgeous once it is finished,” she said. “It will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, but even though everything is going to be new, I hope to keep that close community feeling that our current theater has. The old theater has a special feeling to it and I hope we can transfer that feeling to our new theater. I want to keep that closeness see Theater page 20A

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Leyen it on the line iberty High School Senior Chris Leyen receives congratulations for the outstanding commitment to excellence he has demonstrated throughout his high school career. The son of Liberty dance teacher Shannon Leyen, Chris has received many academic and athletic awards, from Principal’s Honor Roll every term to Most Improved and Most Inspirational Student. He has earned an overall 4.04 GPA, ranks third in his class of 396 seniors, and was honored as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. He also played on Liberty’s varsity football, varsity wrestling, varsity swimming, and track teams. This year alone, Chris qualified for the CIF State Wrestling Championships, and received the 2008-09 Contra Costa County National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, the NCS Athletic Director’s Academics Award and the Lion Award for Academics and Citizenship. Chris also excelled in music at Liberty and performed with the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers and “JAG,” Liberty High School’s Barbershop Quartet. He received superior ratings in

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Wizard from page 4A achieved – that make the procedure no minor event. Wisdom’s double replacement took more than five hours to complete, but was relatively uneventful. But the recovery has been another story. “When I woke up (after surgery) I was so sure I was going to die; the pain was so bad,” he said. “I wished I was dead. I’ll never forget it. It was the worst pain I’ve ever had.” Wisdom had the procedure done at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch, where he spent three days in the hospital before being transferred to a rehab facility in Concord for another 12 days. The high-energy, upbeat Wisdom says he slept a lot those first few days – between torture sessions with the physical therapists. “Boy, they get you up right away. They don’t let you sit or anything,” said Wisdom. “It was hell. But I’m not saying that about them (the staff); they couldn’t have been nicer to me. It just hurt a lot.” “He did do a lot of yelping,” concedes his wife Kay, who said that after the first week, her husband began “pushing the wheelchair around with his feet like the little old ladies do.” Wisdom’s days are currently spent in physical therapy at home and the hospital. A brand-new recaltrant exercise bike sits in the front room, where the patient can watch television (“a little March Madness and CSI”) or gaze outside at the waters of Discovery Bay as he coaxes his new knees into shape. Home three weeks now, cabin fever

is just starting to set in for both Wisdoms, who are accustomed to jet-setting off on trips with their friends and family. Sitting around has made them both a little lazy, they concede, and they look forward to things returning to normal. “Life’s a little different right now,” said Kay. “For one thing, we’re sleeping a lot later than we use to, and we’ve had to postpone some of our trips. But we’ll do them next year. Right now we’re just concentrating on him getting better.” It’ll be another 12 weeks or so before Wisdom can get behind the steering wheel of a car, or his beloved Wave Runner. “Maybe by June,” he said. “I don’t know; we’ll see how I do. What I really want to do is shoot some pictures, but I’m not getting around too well right yet.” For now, he’s sticking to the La-ZBoy, his walker and wheelchair, although Kay said the wheelchair isn’t long for this world: “I told him that by the end of the month, it’s gone; he’s getting too used to it. The same for the walker, but we’ll give him more time with that.” Still stiff and a little bit thinner – he has lost about 10 pounds – Wisdom is now able to make his way up and down a few steps with his walker, and says the doctor predicts full mobility within six months. Despite the pain and hardship, Wisdom is grateful for the procedure and content with his decision to replace both knees simultaneously. “I’m happy about it, at least I think I am,” he laughed. “I’ll let you know six months from now. Ask me then.”

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

Anticipate or Chase I’m a huge football (soccer) fan and all around sports enthusiast, thanks mainly to parents forced into surrendering their weekends in the wake of youth athletics, I literally grew up not only kicking around a ball, but learning to love many sports. However somewhere during my freshman year I realized my sport of choice had consumed my life; there was the traveling team in the spring, my high school’s varsity team in the fall, the fast-paced indoor game during the winter and finally the Olympic Development Program or ODP in the summer. My passion of “the beautiful game” had become an obsession, I needed to take a step back in order to reflect and apply lessons learned on the pitch into real life. Today it is funny, no matter how much time passes between those days and now, I find resorting back to principals taught through organized athletics can offer just as much insight as principals taught before practice started, during organized education. For a perfect example we’ll use our current real estate market as the subject of conversation, and review how principals taught both on the field and in the class room can be applied when confronted with the question of whether or not now is the time to buy. Let’s start with elements that make a solid soccer player and then move onto those that make a solid investor. Experienced players move to go to the ball, not waiting for it to come to them. Beginners focus on the ball, veterans focus on the dynamics of the game and anticipate. Learning the game means learning where to be, and what to do, both on offense and on defense. Great players need only touch the ball a dozen times, if that, during a ninety minute match to truly be effective in aiding their team to success. Putting those same thoughts into words for

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Wall Street last week was Warren Buffet, stating in an article released February 17, 2009, “Let me be clear on one point: I can’t predict the shortterm movements of [the markets]....What is likely, however, is that [they] will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up. So if you wait for the robins, spring will be over.” And in Phil Town’s New York Times best seller, Rule #1, Mr. Town states, “I won’t own a business ten minutes if I’m not willing to own it for ten years.” Now we have a great soccer player who doesn’t move around too much, only touching the ball when he has to, and an excellent investor who is very methodical about his moves, and doesn’t simply chase his money all over the market. The dynamics of investing - whether in real estate, the stock or bond markets, classic cars, art, coins, anything - is essentially the dynamics of sports: anticipate or chase. Whether you ask your high school coach or your high school economics teacher, the key is not to slow down and hang your head when things don’t go as you expect, rather adjust to the unexpected result, and move to the next place your game sense tells you is your next opportunity. Our real estate market is not as simple as buy low sell high, but any athlete/investor knows an entire sporting event/market can run its course and they only remember that one opportunity, that play or pass or great buy that got away. Don’t be left on the sideline after the game asking yourself why, remember the words of Wayne Gretzky: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.” tfrey@pfgbrentwood.com or 510-798-0060. – Advertisement

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Families gather at the concession stand at CineLux Delta Cinema Saver on Terrific Tuesday before a showing of “Monsters vs. Aliens.”

Neon from page 3A they owe $20, they look at me in disbelief. The parents always ask if I counted all their kids, and when I tell them that I did, they just smile. They use the leftover money they budgeted and spring for that bucket of popcorn, which they didn’t expect to get.” The theater’s two-screen limitation means Gunsky selects films with care, giving priority to family films. Last month, the Delta screened “Marley and Me” one weekend for $1 per person. Gunsky said the dollar showings would return in the

summer as part of a family film festival where, on select weekends, the first show of the day will cost only a dollar per ticket. “Downtown Brentwood is a great place for families,” Gunsky said, “and we take pride in bringing quality family entertainment to the community. Brentwood is fortunate to have a first-run cinema at the heart of downtown, and as long as the community continues to support us, we’ll be here.” For more information and showtimes, visit www.cineluxtheatres.com or call 925240-7335.


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The right time for Civic Center project The Brentwood City Council decision last week to proceed with the city’s new Civic Center project was the right move at the right time, and stands to do even more good than the project originally DITORIAL intended. The 3-2 vote, with Mayor Bob Taylor and Councilmen Chris Becnel and Bob Brockman in favor, and Councilmen Erick Stonebarger and Brandon Richey dissenting, puts the $64 million first phase of the project on a timeline to go to bid in June and for construction to start in September. It will include a new city hall, a new community center, an enlarged library and a re-vamped and bigger City Park. A planned parking structure included in the project’s master plan has been moved to phase two, several years down the road. The need for a new civic center to accommodate growth (most of which has already taken place) has been on the city’s agenda for more than a decade, with input from six city councils, four mayors and three city managers. Work on the current

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design began in 2006, and was the subject of numerous public workshops, surveys and other opportunities for public input. The collapse of the economy, however, put a damper on the project, the grand total of which will eventually run to about $75 million. As a result, the council has moved cautiously for the last year, until the economy actually became a reason to proceed. Some 100 workers will be on-site every day during the two years of construction, not only providing sorely need jobs but also bolstering the customer base for beleaguered downtown businesses suffering from the downturn and increased competition from other areas of the city. Proceeding now also minimizes the overall impact of construction on those businesses, since things will already be disrupted by the downtown streetscape improvements currently underway. A vote to delay the project would have meant a second disruption to the struggling commercial area, a blow that would likely have come after the recovery was underway. The vote should also benefit the downtown another way: investors who might consider occupying some of the vacant

LETTERS Whine connoisseurs Editor: Regarding the three part-series on the new MACs (in the March 27 edition of the Brentwood Press), I find it very hard not to respond to your article when it came to the part about Liz Van Sandwyck. Her comment to Piepho was “Show me one thing you have done for Byron.” Byron should be of no concern to Sandwyck, since she is a homeowner in Discovery Bay. She needs to be attending her CSD Board meetings. She was the old MAC’s secretary. Now her services are no longer needed.

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I want Supervisor Piepho to know that not all Byron townspeople feel about her like Kathy Leighton and some of her cronies do. And I am here to defend the good name of our town and the good people that live here. Some of the people here in Byron are sick and tired of Leighton’s lip service – and that’s all it’s been for years. The new MAC is now in place and needs to get on with the new business of the day. Maybe the old MAC needs some cheese to go with their whine. Barbara Byer Byron

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storefronts there are far more likely to do so in the wake of the city’s own investment. Had the project been put off, the appearance of timidity on the part of city officials – the very people trying to encourage boldness in the private sector – would surely have made a negative impact. There are other factors that make the timing of council decision good, including the fact that interest rates and construction costs are at record lows. Projects in Brentwood and nearby cities have recently been bid between 15 and 25 percent lower than expectations, a phenomenon that will likely vanish once federal stimulus dollars begin to flow and contractors get busy once again. There’s always an element of risk involved in a project of this size no matter when it is undertaken. Precautions such as delaying construction of the parking structure, and a plan to borrow money only as it’s needed help mitigate that risk, as does the city’s well-established policy of saving. The largest share of the project expenses, $39 million, will go toward the new city hall, and almost $25 million of those expenses

Editor: I think we should stop graffiti. Graffiti is letters, words or numbers written or drawn on public property. Graffiti is bad because property owners have to pay money to clean up something that someone else did. For example, if someone did graffiti on someone else’s fence, the owner would have to buy paint to re-paint it or buy a replacement. Another reason why graffiti is bad is because it is ugly. Plus, who wants to live in an ugly world? Some people like graffiti because it looks unique and artistic. But there is nothing artistic about something someone did to your property and you having to pay for it. Graffiti is made without

will be paid for with cash already saved up for that purpose. If homeowners around the country had put up a similar 63-percent down payment, it’s possible the recession would have been avoided altogether. Ironically, the two “no” votes last week should also provide some assurance to residents. Stonebarger’s conservative economic policy and Richey’s desire to see locals put to work on the project mean those aspects will continue to be bird-dogged, which will ultimately lead to a better project. Both are also keen to keep costs down, a goal shared by all five councilmen as well as city staff. The council last week, therefore, correctly gave the go-ahead to a project that has been the subject of lengthy, meticulous study, benefited from plenty of public input, been planned with a conservative financial approach, will minimize impacts on (and in some ways benefit) nearby businesses while under construction, will provide hundreds of jobs, will proceed under intense scrutiny, and will help keep the city’s beloved downtown the heart and soul of Brentwood. It’s the right move, at the right time, for the right reasons.

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permission. “Last school year (2007-08), $3786.35 was spent to clean up graffiti at Turner,” according to Mr. Kundert, the head of the maintenance department for the Antioch Unified School District. If you want to find our more, you can go to our Website (www.d5-stopgraffiti.blogspot.com). I hope you’re not someone who is making graffiti. Tamia Lee-Barbadillo and 28 Signatories from the fifth grade of Turner Elementary School Antioch

Pathetic percussion Editor: The drum Brentwood residents march to now is a $40 million debt brought on by total ignorance. It is too bad for us that the choir boys on the City Council waited till it was too late to oppose the building of Mayor Bob’s Civic Center Boondoggle. With no regard for the shrinking tax base and no developer fees pouring in like two years ago, how will Bob and his Boys expect to pay off this huge debt? Yes, we can save some money by building now, but with what finances? Ignorance is bliss for Mayor Bob and Harry York, CEO of Brentwood’s Chamber of Shrinking Commerce, to still think an office building generates revenue. The building of Mayor Bob’s office will bring to light that

the City Council does not have the best interests for the residents of Brentwood except to burden us with massive debt. We cannot afford to have our water and other city service rates raised any higher than they already are, or lay off more city employees just to pay off this massive debt. Ignorance is the spending of money so that we can hire less qualified union contractors just because they rent a house in Brentwood. Let’s hope come election time you remember this drum beat. Seth Blunk Brentwood

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Relay fundraiser Supporters of former Oakley science teacher and Boy Scout leader Kathy Overturf are inviting locals to join their effort to fight cancer and get a delicious meal at the same time. Team Overturf will take to the track at Freedom High on May 2 and 3 in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. “This is the second year we have walked to support Kathy,” said team member Lisa Brizendine. “She is a beloved member of our scouting family (Troop 298) and a really great friend to us all. The boys were devastated to learn that Kathy was fighting cancer and this is their way to support her.” The Team Overturf fundraiser will be held April 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Oakley’s Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St.

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

THIS ISN’T A RECESSION – IT’S A NEW ECONOMY

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Ok, Entrepreneurs, I don’t know what you’ve been reading or hearing, but I have to work at believing that the United States is still the best place in the world to own a business, let alone show up day to day when surrounded by doom and gloom. I have somewhat of an advantage over many of my clients, because I started my law practice in a recession in 1987. But this time it’s different. This time I believe that there is a “new economy.” That is, in the past, if I just waited, people would start hiring me again just like they did before. So, I had to use a credit line to get through the hard times. Even though a year seems like eons when business isn’t happening, looking back, it’s not a big deal. But this time it’s different. Between a new President with some new ideas that are being put into action as we speak, and a global economy that is suffering like our own, and a new generation who is “e-brained” (they actually have studies showing that my generation doesn’t process information in the same way as the current generation), the rules are different. The faster we learn the rules about the effects of “social media”, where money comes from, and how money is spent, the quicker our economy and our businesses will recover. I don’t usually endorse a company publically, but I feel compelled to tell you about a company that I use to help me keep up with the latest for business owners. It’s called One Coach. Located out of San Diego, the company provides internet education, and experts whose sole purpose is to help business owners become successful and most importantly, coaching, no matter where you are in the life cycle. This morning, I was listening to Susie Carder,

President of One Coach, discuss the 12 points to take your business from where you are, no matter what the status, to where you want it to be. With Susie’s permission, my next few articles will highlight those 12 points. If you want more details, you can reach her at susie.carder@onecoach.com. Point 1: Prospects and Referrals. We all know that we treat our potential business with tender loving care, but how about our previous customers/clients. It takes at least 10% of a sale to develop a potential customer into a customer. It takes less if the potential customer is referred by our existing clients. Develop a program to keep in touch with your existing and previous customers/clients, and record the results. I read once that if you record and report your results and review them, you will increase your results by 30% over those that don’t. Remember, there are only 3 ways to increase revenue: 1. Selling more to existing customers, 2. Charging more for what you sell and 3. New customers In an upcoming issue… Three more new rules in the new economy. The information above is not a substitute for seeking legal advice. Barbara Frantz, local resident for 16 years, has 32 years of legal experience, offering proven solutions for business owners to increase revenues and achieve their long range goals. For a free special report on “Filing Small Claims Court Actions”, please call the office at 925-516-1617 or email Barbara at barbara@ bfrantz.com. Law Offices of Barbara A. Frantz , All Rights Reserved – Advertisement

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Theater from page 10A – that connection.” Nominations for the naming of the new theater will be accepted through Friday, April 24. The BUSD office is located at 255 Guthrie Lane in Brentwood. E-

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Plant from page 1A when the BSD merged with the Byron Bethany Irrigation District (BBID), the modernization plans were well on their way. Although the district faced potential fines for years of non-compliance, the more immeadiate need was to issue a new operating permit and bring the infrastructure up to speed. “They’re (RWQCB) a regulatory body, and for us to be consistent with the new infrastructure, there had to be a new permit,” said Gilmore. As a result, the RWQCB agreed to waive potential penalties once it confirmed that the district was moving forward in an orderly and sincere manner. “I think that the state saw they (BSD) were putting a good-faith face forward, and for that, I think, they waived any fees,” said Gilmore, who added that no fees had ever been calculated. “That’s not to say that if we fall out of compliance again, we won’t be

Health care from page 1A emergency rooms – whether their is condition is urgent or not – a move that will likely impact private, nonprofit organizations such as Sutter Delta Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente. Diokno agreed: “Will they see an increase? Yes, the run-over from the county will probably impact the local facilities. But we’re going to continue to look for ways to find additional funding to help share in additional expenses.” Jim Caroompas, spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente, said that regardless of the recent cutbacks, Kaiser will continue to do what it always has: serve residents in need. “Kaiser Permanente understands and appreciates the difficult decisions facing the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

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fined, but that’s not going to happen; we’re not going to fall out of compliance.” Construction on the updated facility began in August of 2008 and came with a price tag of approximately $3.1 million, which is being paid for with a grant from the RWQCB’s Division of Financial Assistance plus a revenue bond from the Byron-Bethany Joint Powers Authority. “We basically came on to help get the district up to industry standards and to get the treatment process up to snuff,” said Gilmore. And there was plenty to be done. The antiquated facility needed, among other items, some levee repair work and sludge removal (over 9,000 cubic yards – nearly 6,000 cubic yards more than anticipated). Additional features at the upgraded plant will include new headworks – the way the wastewater comes in and goes out – modern monitoring systems, and a vast portfolio of state-mandated checks

and balances. The plant, which has never been protected by an alarm system, will now boast a sophiscated warning device that will tie into a central computerized mechanism called a SCADA system. Since the wastewater is not treated with chemicals, it cannot be discharged into the Delta, and will be held in the four treatment and two emergency ponds. Additional wastewater and storm runoff will be routed to a land application site on the property. According to an updated revenue plan for the BSD dated March, 2008, the district is currently carrying no debt and has not needed to borrow any funds for capital improvements over the past two decades, resulting in low ratepayers’ fees. But with the district’s upgrades and improvements, increases are expected. Residential customers currently pay $61.54 per month for wastewater services (drinking

water comes from wells, so there is no charge), but rates are expected to go up to $87.32 per month, perhaps as soon as later this year. According to Gilmore, the increase remains in line with other communities statewide that operate under similar population and service guidelines: “A lot of people say the residents of Byron can’t afford this (increase), but I say it could have been a lot worse considering how much work had to be done.” And last month, the district’s hard work paid off in the form of an all-clear from the state and the issuance of a new operating permit. From here on, Gilmore believes the newly upgraded treatment facility will be good-to-go. “I would imagine we’ll be fine for the next five years or so, depending upon growth,” said Gilmore of the 600-plus-customer district. “For now, we’ll continue to work hard and take care of business.”

as well as businesses, services and citizens in this challenging economic climate,” he said. “We will continue to work with the county and other care providers to find ways to respond to the health-care needs of all East Contra Costa County and all of the communities we serve.” Gary Rapaport, CEO of Sutter Delta in Antioch, believes his hospital’s emergency room will likely feel the lion’s share of the impact. According to figures released from the county, Rapaport said roughly 42 percent of those who will be affected by the cuts live in East County, the majority located closer to Sutter Delta than Kaiser. “My understanding is that we (Sutter Delta) are at least as close to the county for those living in the Pittsburg and Bay Point areas, so they are more likely to come to us,”

said Rapaport. “We were financially challenged before the economy went down and we’re all suffering now. Certainly we would like to solve any imbalances, and I believe there is hope to do that. But the primary concern is and always will be patient care.” Kaiser Permanente CEO Mike TullyCintron doesn’t argue that Sutter Delta most likely sees more ER patients than Kaiser by virtue of their location, but maintains that their member services organization is set up and ready to serve all who come through their doors. “I agree that they are probably busier because they are in the line of traffic, so to speak, for that area,” said Tully-Cintron. “But we certainly invite anyone with a need to come to our EDs (emergency departments), and they don’t have to be members

to be seen (in our emergency departments). We will never turn anyone away.” The concern among local health-care professionals is that when patients are denied primary care, they ignore their symptoms until their conditon becomes worse and they’re forced to use the emergency room. Regardless, local emergency rooms are morally and financially obligated to treat whomever walks through their doors. “From our point of view, it doesn’t matter if you’re documented or undocumented. A patient to us is a patient to us,” said Rapaport. “Once you come to an emergency department, you have a right to be seen. The way the health-care system is historically set up, hospitals have the obligation to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves, and that’s what we will do.”

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of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/23/2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4805 BELLE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94509 APN#: 074-211-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under

the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $289,315.15. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-247-7551 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING

AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/03/2009 ASAP# 3027427 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009

executed by: DIVINILIO MANALANG, AND HENEDINA L PENANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 07/27/2005 and recorded 08/09/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0296822-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/23/2009 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:

4429 ROCK ISLAND 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 $548,440.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will

be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 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# 3044234 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0053113 Title Order No. 088-201046 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 055-140-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust


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Heritage pitcher to play Down Under Hunter Jorgensen, a junior pitcher/outfielder on the Heritage High School varsity baseball team, has accepted an invitation to accompany 15 other student athletes to Australia as a member of the American Eagles baseball club. Hunter was selected due to his on-field accomplishments, dedication, hard work, respect for the game and quality of character. Since 1984, talented players have traveled to Australia as members of the American Eagles to promote the game of baseball worldwide, experience cultural exchange through athletic competition on the baseball diamond, and compete against some of the finest talent the Land Down Under has to offer. More than 30 former Eagles have played in the professional ranks, including four No. 1 draft picks. Major leaguers and MLB all-stars

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International women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain, in black, provides instruction at a recent Delta Youth Soccer League clinic. The league’s other training efforts include the free TOPSoccer program – which also includes regular practices and game schedules – for young athletes with disabilities. Photo by George Klapperbein

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pening Day was a spec-tacular event for the Delta Baseball League’s Jr. Girls (under 11) team, The Storm. In the back row, from left, are Caitlyn Lee, Dakota LaBarbera, Nicole Kwasny, Paige Furnary, Emily Costanza, Machaela Vanderklugt and Hannah McBride; middle row: Katherine Drees, Morgan LaBarbera and Taylor Borges; and front row: Camille Byars and MaKenna Holmes-Joseph.

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It’s time to dust off those cleats and join the Delta Youth Soccer League (DYSL) as it continues its TOPSoccer sign-up sessions this weekend. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for boys and girls (4 to 19) with mental or physical disabilities, providing them the opportunity to learn and play soccer. Players are drawn from the communities of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg.

There is no registration fee for TOPSoccer, and the program imposes no sign-up deadline. Kids may start playing after the season begins on Aug. 15. Sign-ups take place at Dallas Ranch Middle School, 1401 Mount Hamilton Drive in Antioch, on April 3 and 24 and May 1, 8 and 29 – all from 6 to 9 p.m. – and May 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents are asked to bring a copy of their children’s birth certificate. For more information, visit www.delta soccer.org and click on the TOPSoccer tab.

Local fighters win in SF Cameron Enriquez, 19, a Brentwood resident and former Heritage High wrestler, won a three-round decision after nearly tapping out his opponent in the second round of a March 21 fight at the Pankration Event in San Francisco. It was his second fight; in his first, he won by a second-round tapout. It was also an opportunity for Enriquez to show how he would react under pressure, and he rose to the challenge like a seasoned pro. He’ll be fighting in May at the Konocti Harbor casino in his first pro fight gladiator challenge. Charles (CJ) Leveuqe, 23, a Brentwood resident, former Liberty High wrestler and

football player, also won his fight in the main event out of 27 fights that day. Leveuqe’s opponent was about 6 inches taller and outweighed him by 15 pounds. Despite that, Leveuqe took him to the ground and controlled him for the whole first round with superior grappling skills. In the second round, Leveuqe got the takedown by pinning his opponent on the cage and throwing ruthless body shots, which forced his foe to tap out. Also fighting on May’s gladiator challenge card will be Steve Alexander of Antioch, who will also be trying out for Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” show in April. – Contributed by Randy Verrett


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Heritage splits Antioch The Heritage boys varsity volleyball team went 1-1 against Antioch teams last week. On March 24 the varsity team lost to Deer Valley 0-3, and the JV team won 2-0. The varsity match was filled with spectacular rallies that got the crowds cheering. The Patriots executed well in some impressive points against the Wolverines, but mental errors proved costly. The JV team is undefeated in league play so far and has demonstrated improvement with each match. The JV strong suit has been consistency. On March 26 the Patriot varsity squad reversed its fortunes and beat Antioch High 3-1 at home. The JV squad continued its winning streak with a 2-1 victory. The varsity game was a lesson in preparation. Antioch had scouted the Heritage game strategy by watching the Patriots play Deer Valley. The match was a close, back-and-forth battle attended by a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, including the kids who attended the spring volleyball camp held at Heritage. They and their parents and families helped cheer the Patriots on to victory, chanting the Samoan cheers they learned at camp and yelling out coachlike commands such as “move your feet!” The wins gave the varsity a 3-1 league record (5-4 overall) and the JV team a 3-0 record (5-3 overall). – Contributed by Bess Haldi

Invitational from page 1B the state this season: 3:55.59. Wilson also placed third in the 100-meter competition with a strong time of 12.67, followed closely by teammate Joy Gee and Heritage sprinter Khyia Slone. Okodogbe ran a personal-best time of 55.17 in the 400meter dash, ranking her third in the state. Other event winners from Deer Valley included Stephanie Siemens in the 1,600meter run, Princess Petus in the discus throw, the 4-by-800-meter relay and the sprint medley relay. Liberty’s Yessi Martinez won the pole vault and Erica Williams won the triple jump. Heritage captured the distance medley relay. Freedom’s Katie Rounds had two second-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump.

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Liberty grads eye the major leagues by Nate Smith Correspondent

The Liberty High School baseball team has seen its share of success recently, reaching the NCS playoffs in each of the last three seasons. And two recent graduates, Mike Gonzales and Drew Gagnon, are making their way toward every baseball player’s dream: playing in The Show. Gonzales, after playing at Diablo Valley College last year, spent the remainder of the summer with the Gulf Coast League Twins of the rookie league. He appeared in 41 games at first base for the Twins, batting .331 and compiling a .489 slugging percentage. He homered in consecutive games from July 7-9, and batted a strong .353 for the month of July. His success at the rookie league level comes as no surprise to the Twins organization. The team thought highly enough of him to draft him in the ninth round following his only season at DVC. Gagnon is the number-two starter for the Long Beach State Dirtbags, a program boasting four College World Series appearances. Being named a starting pitcher as a freshman for one of the top programs in the country would be an accomplishment by itself, but Gagnon is making the most of the opportunity. Of the Dirtbags’ five wins so far this season, three have come with Gagnon on the mound. His lone loss came in his only

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Liberty High alumnus Drew Gagnon, above, is pitching well this season for the Long Beach State Dirtbags. Right, Liberty High graduate Mike Gonzales, at bat last season for Diablo Valley College, is now in the Minnesota Twins organization, hoping to work his way up to The Show.

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got a no-decision that day, but threw well enough to put Long Beach in position for the eventual victory. Even in his one loss, in relief against Cal, Gagnon threw well, striking out five while walking none, and allowing just three runs in five and a third innings. Gonzales is currently in Florida, taking part in spring training with the

Twins organization, unsure if he will be sent back to rookie ball or receive an early promotion to Single-A or DoubleA ball. For Gagnon, the season is still young. The Dirtbags are entering Big West play, which concludes in late May with a threegame series against perennial power Cal State Fullerton.

relief appearance. His 4.95 earned-run average is second on the staff, and he’s struck out 17 batters while walking only six. In his victory over South Carolina, he struck out seven Gamecocks in just five innings of work. Gagnon’s best outing came in his first start of the season, when he held USC to just one earned run in five innings. He

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Back Surgeons And Orthopedic Specialists Laughed At Me And My New Damaged Disc Treatment - Until My First Patient… At Long Last, A New Non Surgical Breakthrough Treatment For Back Pain And Sciatica Caused By Bulging, Herniated, Protruding And Degenerated Discs Local doctor shares what he thinks is the most significant back pain breakthrough of our time AND it is NOT a back or spine surgery, but a little-known, new non invasive technology that’s safe, effective, painless and has recently become available in Brentwood. My name is Dr. James Martin D.C. and the following is a true story. A local surgeon told one of my very first patients who had asked his opinion on this new breakthrough back and sciatica treatment said… “That treatment isn’t going to hurt you, but it’s definitely not going to help you with your problem or you pain”. Those were the words of this well known surgeon. He was referring to my new damaged disc treatment machine that reduces and eliminates the back pain and sciatic pain from those of you who suffer with disc related back pain or leg pain. It really shocked me and I could not believe that a back surgeon would make that comment about a new treatment they obviously knew nothing about. Back Surgeon Was Just Plain Wrong! Lucky for my patient suffering from a serious large disc herniation, he chose to follow my recommendations. After an extremely thorough lower back and leg examination, I determined he, in fact, was a candidate for my new Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression treatment. I prescribed a series of treatments that lasted a few weeks and to my patient’s pure surprise and happiness, the severe and debilitating back pain he had been taking pain medications for was subsiding and seemed as if it was going to get better. By his last treatment, he was absolutely pain free! He was pain free and off the pain mediations for good and could not be happier. So How Do You Know If You Are Suffering From A Disc Problem? If you feel any of the following symptoms, then chances are your pain may be caused by a disc bulge, herniation, protrusion or degeneration… A vice like feeling squeezing your back, sitting starts pain shooting into your back or leg, stabbing pain at your belt line like an ice pick or knife in your back, major pain that wakes you up when you try to turn over in bed, numbness in your feet or toes, fire or burning sensations travelling down your legs or prickling sensations in your thigh. Until recently, the only advice for many of you suffering in pain was to try what you’ve been told to try core exercises, physical therapy, dangerous and potentially addictive pain medications, muscle relaxers, epidural or cortisone shots, a dangerous back operation, or just get used to getting old and live with it. If you’re like most back pain sufferers, none of these approaches really got

you any real or lasting results or pain relief or you are afraid of what could happen if you do try some of these treatments. Exercise or physical movement makes you hurt, pain medications, muscle relaxers and invasive spine shots just cover up the problem and give you side effects or can cause more pain, don’t work or don’t last very long or SOLVE the real problem, back surgery didn’t eliminate your pain or made you have more pain. Or maybe you were a back surgery “success” when the surgery actually helped for a few weeks or months, and if real lucky, a couple years, but now the problem is back. Whatever pain you’re having or whatever your predicament, you owe it to yourself to check into a my new Breakthrough Computerized Non-Surgical Treatment for back pain and sciatica or leg pain caused by a bulging, herniated, protruding or degenerated worn down or compressed discs. So Just How Does This New Non Surgical Treatment Work? Haven’t you ever wished for some machine or treatment was available that could just pull your back apart, separate your discs and take the pressure off your back and your nerves? Yes, I know you have. Who hasn’t? Well someone did! A medical manufacturer and a group of smart back pain specialists, neurosurgeons and engineers have designed and manufactured just that. A machine that slowly and gently pulls you apart, stretches the disc causing a drop in pressure inside the disc (like a little vacuum in the middle of the disc) and causes the disc to suck back in over a series of treatments! Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Okay Sure. A magical new gadget or fancy machine that sucks in herniated and bulging discs. I also got some ocean front property in Arizona!” I know how you feel. I felt just like you just 4 years ago. I felt the same way when I first heard about this “revolutionary new herniated disc treatment”. Truthfully, I was thinking the same thing when I first learned about this alleged new treatment, “Yeah, okay. A fancy machine is going to suck in a herniated or bulging disc or suck moisture back into a dried out worn down disc and voila! poof it back up to normal and stop my pain forever?!” Well, I wasn’t going to fall for that, and I ignored this new disc pain treatment

for quite some time, until I heard from one of my patients that a medical doctor in the next town over, had two of these machines and had helped her with her serious back pain. After hearing this from one of my patients, I had to check out this new disc treatment and I was surprised to find about 14 different studies showing how effective this new treatment really was. It wasn’t long after I purchased one of these new machines to treat my patients (and family members) who were suffering with bulging and degenerated discs causing back pain and sciatica. Well, as of now, it’s been 4 years and I now have 4 of these computerized disc treatment machines in my office helping patients eliminate their back and sciatica pain almost every day of the week. I have watched dozens of back and leg pain sufferers have their back pain “removed” (non surgically of course!) by this new treatment. At Last, Some Potentially Great News! If you have been suffering with back pain or leg pain caused by a disc bulge, disc herniation, protrusion or degenerated or compressed discs. My name is Dr. James Martin D.C. and I’m so confident we can help you, I’m willing to back it up…but not with a bunch of hot air. I GUARANTEE you will only be accepted into our program IF YOU QUALIFY for the treatment AFTER having THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT YOU HAVE EVER HAD or I will buy you lunch! (I haven’t bought one yet !) Yes! I am very confident, but I can’t help EVERBODY.. You see, there’s a very small percentage of folks we can’t help. Here’s what a couple applicants said after I told them both I couldn’t help them: “I was treated very well by the staff. The doctors actually listened to me and I thought they would rush me out of the office but didn’t, despite the fact I wasn’t a candidate. The exam I had was very thorough, more so than any doctor I have seen yet. The doctor explained things to me that no one else ever has.” Non-Candidate Antioch, CA “Meeting with the doctor, we discussed and reviewed if I was truly a candidate for the treatment. The doctor let me know I was not a candidate but did leave the door open for me to seek his services in the future if I thought I needed his services.” Non-Candidate Brentwood, CA

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Bassist and composer Victor Little releases first solo CD In a music career spanning more than 20 years, Victor Little has established himself as the consummate session bassist, laying down the low-end musical foundation on recordings and on stage with Patti Austin, Billy Preston, Angela Bofill, Charlie Musselwhite, Mickey Hart and the legendary Booker T. Jones. Little recently released his first solo CD, “Inner Portrait,” which features 10 original instrumental and hook-laden funky-fusion, rhythm and blues groove-jazz tracks, all of which display the artist’s impeccable timing, taste, technique and tone, sophisticated solo skills and captivating melodies. In the making of “Inner Portrait,” Victor joined forces with Santana, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic drummer Dennis Chambers, Grammy-Award winning drummer of The Mars Volta, Thomas Pridgen, and the keyboardist Ruslan Sirota of the Stanley Clarke Band. The CD was produced by Victor Little, longtime Santana

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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 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-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-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 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-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-0001877-00 The name of the business (es): DP Construction Management Located at: 6981 New Melones Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Wiley Poe, 6981 New Melones Circle In: 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: Daniel W. Poe This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 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 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 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-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-0001557-00 The name of the business (es): ZYXPLITZ Located at: 2520 Winged Foot Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garibaldi J. 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Caughrean, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001820-00 The name of the business (es): Specialists in Health Insurance Services Located at: 1399 Ygnacio Valley Road, #210 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bruce Gray, 5681 Augusta Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; Theodore Porter, 9964 Mangos Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; William Campbell, 4485 Hock Maple Court, Concord, CA 94521 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: Bruce E. Gray This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 16, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001703-00 The name of the business (es): Bidfairy. com Located at: 160 B Guthrie Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bidfairy, LLC, 160 B Guthrie Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Christopher S. Hopkins, Co-Founder This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001900-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Brentwood Plumbing; 2) Brentwood Plumbing Co.; 3) Brentwood Plumbing Service; 4) Brentwood Plumbers; 5) Brentwood Sprinkler Repair & Plumbing Service; 6) Brentwood Irrigation; 7) Brentwood Sewer & Drain Service; 8) Brentwood Solar; 9) Brentwood Fire Protection Located at: 2260 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 1408, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael J. Mauro Sr., 2260 Marsh Creek Road, 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: Michael J. Mauro, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 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-0001933-00 The name of the business (es): Leap Ahead Preschool Located at:370 Tulare Street In: Brentwood CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Sarah Rose Jakub, 370 Tulare Street, Brentwood, CA 94513; Carrie Joy Juracich, 2769 Saint Andrews Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/19/09. Signature of registrant: Sarah Jakub This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 19, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: March 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY (CIVIL CODE ‘a7 1988) Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Civil Code ‘a7 1988, on the 14th Day of April, 2009, American Home Mortgaging Servicing Inc. shall sell at public auction at 4:30 P.M. at 5225 McCormick Court, Antioch, CA 94531 the following personal property: exercise equipment, television, bicycle, and miscellaneous furniture. All property must be removed at the conclusion of the sale at the expense of the highest bidder. All payments to be in cash or cashier’s check or some combination thereof. Seller reserves the right to cancel the sale without notice or, if per agreement with the owner of the above property, to sell a portion of the above the property. Public Sale conducted by: Auctioneer Forrest O’ Brien: CA Bond # 00104533207. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001843-00 The name of the business (es): Simply Senational Events and Catering Located at: 590 Orange Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 2184, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shirley A. Trainor, 590 Orange Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to

transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shirley A. Trainor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 16, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002145-00 The name of the business (es): Side by Side Educational Support Systems Located at: 5433 Drakes Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pamel denBroeder Koch. 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: Pamela d. Koch This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 27, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lisa Kotecki, 3020 El Cerrito Plaza, #178, El Cerrito, CA 94530 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Lisa Michelle Kotecki FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0482 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Lisa Kotecki filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Lisa Michelle Kotecki (AKA) Natalia Nassim to Proposed Name: Natalia Nassim 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: 5/22/09 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: 3/24/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001788-00 The name of the business (es): CAL-DELTA GUIDE SERVICE; HOME-PRO Located at: 123 Yacht Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Russell S. Silva, 123 Yacht 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: Russell Silva This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001942-00 The name of the business (es): JASON KOST SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Located at: 2805 Hawthorn Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Kost, 2805 Hawthorn Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/14/09. Signature of registrant: Jason Kost This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002014-00 The name of the business (es): TUCKER PRODUCTS, INC. Located at: 5031 Blum Road In: Martinez, CA 94553 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tucker Products, Inc., 2764 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89117. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/23/09. Signature of registrant: Daniel M. Tucker, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 23, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001696-00 The name of the business (es): ALL-STAR LEGENDS Located at: 11 REMBRANDT COURT In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BRITTANI BARMANN, 11 REMBRANDT COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brittani Barmann This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 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-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 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 8th DAY OF APRIL 2009, TIME 10:00AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Premier Self Storage, 2150 Main Street, Oakley, Ca. 94561 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: A-155 LORI QUADRELLI A-205 RHONELL ALFORD/ THOMAS A-224 NANCY LAFFERTY B-552 SONYA LEHN B-578 KIMBERLY SANTOS B-584 WILLIAM F. PLEIN C-606 RICKEY SILVERS C-618 ANDREA M. SARMIENTO C-635 MICHELE BRADSHAW C-665 KENNETH S. FINCH D-732 MARK MCCONNELL E-822 KEVIN MURPHY Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), mattresses, bed frames, headboards, foot boards, dining sets, couches, love seats, yard chairs, framed art work, yard tools, planters, televisions, dressers, stereo equipment, speakers, table top saw, computer compatible devices, monitors, children toys, clothing, purses and bags, shoes, lamps, tables, futon couch with frame, file cabinets, metal shelving units, pillows, bedding, fans, holiday décor, vacuums, washer/dryer sets, refrigerator, mini frig., car detail kits, cans and buckets of paint, car battery, karate trophies, work out equipment, camping gear, outdoor canopy, scooters, bicycles of all sizes, computer chairs, tool boxes, golf clubs, board games, metal closet storage device, microwaves, books, baby items, car seat, crib, highchair, play pen, stroller, toddler bed, swing etc. and more…. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 27TH Day of March and April 3rd 2009. Auctioneer Forrest O’Brian Ca Bond #00104533207 P O Box #66 Bethel Island Ca, 94511 PREMIER SELF STORAGE 925-679-8877 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 26, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-121928-RM Loan # 0325611390 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/25/2006. 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 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): SHARRON A. JONES, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPRATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0278894 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 17/2009 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: $400,442.18 The purported property address is: 5087 PITTA CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 450-025-4 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. 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: 3/19/2009 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) 867- 7378 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# 3035256 03/27/2009, 04/03/- 2009, 04/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009

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: $378,540.00 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 3/- 23/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/ Authorized Signature 43180 Business Park Drive, Ste A103 Temecula, CA 92590 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3033932 03/- 27/2009, 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7081174 Loan No. 1117081894 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/14/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/16/2009 at 10:00AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/20/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0238094- 00, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Richard Emmot, II, A Married Man, as His Sole and Separate Property, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and 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 and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 032-390-015 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1143 Lake Park Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 8th DAY OF APRIL 2009, TIME 1:30PM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Diablo Mini Storage, 6265 Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, Ca. 94513 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: RR-17 ALISE FRANKLIN RR-66 CHRIS FANOPOULOS Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), mattresses, bed frame, headboards, foot boards, dining sets, couches, love seats, yard chairs, glass patio tables, framed art work, yard tools, planters, ladders, hand truck dollies, fishing equipment, televisions, dressers, stereo equipment, speakers, shaws, computer compatible devices, children toys, clothing, purses and bags, shoes, lamps, tables, desks, futon, file cabinets, snow jackets metal shelving unit, pillows, bedding sets, fans, men’s clothing, holiday décor, vacuums, washer/dryer sets, refrigerator, car detail kits, office equipment, tool boxes, shop tools such as drills, sanders etc., work bench, drop lights, lots of hand tools, carpentry tools,movies,drum set, guitar case, golf clubs, , , board games for children, glider chair with ottoman, metal closet storage device, microwaves, books, bean bag chairs, baby items, car seat, crib, highchair, play pen, stroller, toddler bed, welding equipment , commercial tools, swing etc. and more…. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 27TH of March and April 3rd 2009. Forrest O’Brian Ca, Bond #:00104533207 PO Box #66 Bethel Island Ca 94511 DIABLO MINI STORAGE 925-634-7779 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on April 14, 2009, to consider the following matter: Consideration of a Resolution amending Resolution No. 2008-224 revising the 2008/2009 Cost Allocation Plan and Schedule of City fees associated with the use of the Blue Goose Park, Brentwood Skate Park, and program and facility rental fees. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513 (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: March 30, 2009 /s/__ ______________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Publish: April 3, 2009 If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001530-00 The name of the business (es): Nectar Shoppe Located at: 338 Madrone Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tatiana Koehler, 338 Madrone Place, 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: Tatiana Koehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009


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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

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 No. 08-0116524 Title Order No. 08-8475212 Investor/Insurer No. 139754355 APN No. 034-410- 047-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/18/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RYAN WILKERSON, A SINGLE MAN, dated 08/18/2006 and recorded 08/23/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0267253-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/24/2009 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: 244 YELLOW ROSE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $460,346.47. 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/- 30/2009 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# 2989547 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-228599-CH Loan # 7875636 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/28/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): ARTURO RODRIGUEZ AND DORA RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 4/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0103866-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/23/2009 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: $436,095.93 The purported property address is: 1515 RUTHERFORD LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-312-010-4 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: 4/1/2009 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# 3029579 04/- 03/2009, 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 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: 4/1/2009 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# 3030350 04/- 03/2009, 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-228809-TC Loan # 1008297994 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. 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): EMILIA ULLOA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 9/6/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0282453-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 24/2009 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: $519,456.31 The purported property address is: 1525 THISTLE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 701-007 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: 4/1/2009 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# 3030728 04/03/2009, 04/10/- 2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0117021 Title Order No. 08-8-476964 Investor/Insurer No. 1703562268 APN No. 034- 290-044-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: SONYA

K. OTTSMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 04/18/2007 and recorded 04/26/07, as Instrument No. 20070122569-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/24/2009 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: 701 FRAZIER DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945614235. 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 $334,696.85. 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/- 31/2009 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# 3026230 04/03/2009, 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 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 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 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 TS No. 08-0117113 Title Order No. 08-8476762 Investor/Insurer No. 1705568272 APN No. 034- 160-012-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/05/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MIGUEL A LOPEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/05/2007 and recorded 11/08/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0310761- 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/- 24/2009 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: 4004 BLACKSMITH CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $425,472.40. 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/- 31/2009 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# 3027895 04/03/2009, 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMB- 66713 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/19/2008. 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. On April 24, 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 JARED LINDSAY AND MIRIAM LINDSAY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 5/28/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0117678- 00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 033-390-031-4 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 4857 BIG BEAR ROAD 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 $346,833.56. Dated: 4/3/2009 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# 3038426 04/03/2009, 04/10/- 2009, 04/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001856-00 The name of the business (es): BUZZ INN Located at: 3899 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Natalie Salameh, 1108 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: 3/17/09. Signature of registrant: Natalie Salameh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 (Amended) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 (Amended) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: March 20, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: CRUISERS SALOONS INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1611 A STREET SUITE B ANTIOCH, CA 94509-2334 Type of license(s) Applied for: 48-ON-SALE GENERAL PUBLIC PREMISES Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Date: April 3, 2009

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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-228659-PJ Loan # 3015326139 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/29/2008. 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 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): JOHN L. TAYLOR, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 2/5/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0023389-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/23/2009 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: $207,534.51 The purported property address is: 214 SECOND ST OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035132-010-6 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7081191 Loan No. 1117081875YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/16/2009 at 10:00AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/30/2007, as Instrument No. 20070248487- 00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Richard Davis an Unmarried Man, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and 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 and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 072-191-012 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4018 Saint Andrews Way, Antioch, CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $257,522.65 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 3/- 23/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/ Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3036872 03/- 27/2009, 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009


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Milestones from page 9B OBITUARY Agnes Cecilia Claiborne Former Oakley resident Agnes Cecilia Claiborne, 84, passed away on March 14. She was the beloved mother of Rosaline Fitzgerald, Kenneth Claiborne, Cecilia Paulsen, Natalie Marletto (deceased), Glenna Ranney, Tarma Tribble, Frank Claiborne, Helen Henderson and Honi Skold; devoted grandmother to Glenn-Donald Fitzgerald, Catherine Alling, David, Tom, Scott Claiborne, Katrinna Supa, Christopher and Glenna Marlettol, Amy and Mathew Ranney, Kelly Ranney (deceased), Mark Olin, Billy, Melissa and Jillian Tribble, Nicholas and Warren Claiborne, Jeffrey Henderson, and Carney, Krista and Keely Skold. Agnes was also the much loved mother-in-law of Sandy Fitzgerald, Neil Paulsen, Ellen Claiborne, Michael Marletto, John Ranney, and Bart Skold, and loving sister of Frances Royal of Syracuse, N.Y. and Rosaline Upshaw and brother-in-law

JD of Long Beach. Easily making friends wherever she went and in every town that she lived, Agnes kept those strong, lifelong friendships. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. during the Great Depression, she married Glenn Edgar Claiborne on Aug. 17, 1944, during WWII. They lived in New York, Texas (Glenn’s home state) and Nevada before settling down in Boulder Creek. Agnes gave birth to six children before moving to Boulder Creek in 1958 and three more children were born while living there. All of Agnes’ nine children graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton. The aroma of Agnes’ incredible cooking and baked goods for her large family filled the family home and graced many a church and community function. Agnes always found time to bake bread for her family every Sunday. Going to work outside the home as her children grew up, she enjoyed her job as a foodservice employee at San Lorenzo Valley School District and later as a cook at Mount Hermon Christian

Conference Center in Felton. A devoted Catholic all her life, Agnes loved working at Mount Hermon, a place where she could observe her strong Christian faith. The employees she worked with at Mount Hermon were mostly young adults and this kept Agnes young at heart. As a lifelong devoted Catholic, Agnes and her family were active members of St. Michael’s Church in Boulder Creek. Having lived in Boulder Creek for 29 years, Agnes and Glen moved to Oregon in 1987, after Glenn’s retirement. Living in Glendale, Ore. for 17 years, Agnes made strong bonds with her dear friends Rose, Isabelle, Faye and Helen. She kept in close contact even after she moved from Oregon to Oakley in 2004, as she wanted to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Once again, Agnes quickly made many friends and became a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren, being with her extensive family and many friends. From the

early days of her marriage until just recently, Agnes loved and enjoyed the outdoors. She spent time with her family on many camping trips, family reunions and trips around the country to visit her children and grandchildren. She touched many lives with her always cheerful demeanor, contagious smile and humble but loving approach to life. To all of us, Agnes will always be “our little mother” and “Grandma Aggie.” We will love you forever and your memory will last for all eternity. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Edgar Claiborne, her beautiful daughter Natalie Marletto and sweet baby granddaughter, Kelly Lynn Ranney. Agnes will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family and friends attened her funeral mass on March 30 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Oakley in the name of Agnes Claiborne. see Milestones page 21B

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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-

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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-172698-C Loan No. 0359281111 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/6/2006. 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 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: CHRISTINE STAYDUHAR, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 4/- 14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0116119-00 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: 5163 GRASS VALLEY WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531-0000 APN #: 056-180-016 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $450,367.75, 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: 3/16/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3011254 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009, 04/03/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001624-00 The name of the business (es): Dragonfly Woodworks Located at: 71 Peony Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Wellott, 71 Peony 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: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: David Wellott 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 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002084-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Discovery Preschool & Daycare; 2) Higher Ground Cafe; 3) Higher Ground Bookstore; 4) Family Life Center Located at: 605 Harvest Park Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): The East Bay Pentecostals, 605 Harvest Park Drive, 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: Joel R. Bryant, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:March 25,

2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 8th DAY OF APRIL 2009, TIME 1:00PM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at TownCentre Self Storage, 345 Town Centre Terrace, Brentwood, Ca, 94513 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: A-102 CHRIS FANOPOULOS A-109 LARRY FENTON THE RACE SHOP A-225 RYAN SMITH A-290 AURORA HABANA A-291 CHARLOTTE GARDNER C-523 JASON BUELL C-634 ROBERT RODGERS D-732 HEATHER H. ADLER JULI POLOWAY D-819 MARGARET SMITH D-912 DIANA RUBALCABA D-953 DANA FUQUA E-1008 MARGARET SMITH E-1062 ADRIANA NAVARRO E-1086 GRACIELA LEDEZMA E-1108 SCOTT ROWELL E-1260 MICHAEL GALBAN Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), mattresses, bed frame, headboards, foot boards, dining sets, couches, love seats, yard chairs, glass patio tables, ,yard tools, planters, ladders, fishing equipment, televisions, mechanic shop tools and parts, dressers, stereo equipment, speakers, shaws, computer compatible devices,

children toys, clothing, purses and bags, shoes, lamps, tables, desks, futon, file cabinets, stove, wheel chair, refrigerators, metal shelving unit, pillows, bedding sets, fans, men’s clothing, exercise equipment, holiday décor, vacuums, washer/dryer sets, refrigerator, office equipment, tool boxes, work bench, drop lights, carpentry tools , movies, case, golf clubs, pattern books, board games for children, glider chair with ottoman, metal closet storage device, microwaves, books, bean bag chairs, baby items, car seat, crib, highchair, play pen, stroller, toddler bed, welding equipment commercial pressure washer, ladders air compressor ,swing etc. and more…. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 27TH Day of March and April 3rd 2009. Forrest O’Brian Ca Bond #:00104533207 P O Box #66 Bethel Island Ca, 94511 TOWNCENTRE SELF STORAGE 925-334-7779 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 2009 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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OBITUARY David M. LaVeau David M. LaVeau, 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Knightsen on Feb 23. He was preceded in death by his mom Mary, father Henry (Mickey), and his two brothers Ray and Fred. He is survived by his son Phillip LaVeau (Denise) of Tustin; three nephews, Ray LaVeau of Concord and Paul and Joe LaVeau of Antioch. He leaves many cousins, uncles and friends who will miss him very much. David had many passions in his life. The first was his love of his family and another was cooking. He worked as a chef in many of the local restaurants. Another passion was his love of music. He played with

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many local bands in the ’60s and ’70s. Dave was an accomplished drummer, guitarist and songwriter. Last but not least was his passion for football. He was a number-one fan of the St. Louis Rams, and never missed watching or cheering on his favorite team. David attended local schools and graduated from Liberty Union High School. Memorial services are being planned for the near future. For information, call Phillip at 714307-9777 or Linda at 925-250-5930. Services are being provided by Bay Area Cremation and Funeral Services of Brentwood. Rest in peace, Dave, knowing how much you were loved and how much we will all miss you.

March 10 Jorge Hurtado and Laura Sancen Brentwood – Boy March 11 Andrew and Michelle Chapman Discovery Bay – Boy March 12 Benjamin and Marjorie Luckhardt Discovery Bay – Girl Heliodoro and Maria Perez Antioch – Boy March 13 Michael and Maria Bazinet Oakley – Girl Dontel Davis and Maquetta Sanders Antioch – Boy

March 15 Carlos Lomeli and Nohemy Rodriguez Brentwood – Girl March 16 Maria Cisneros Brentwood – Girl Larry Ramirez Jr. and Nicole Solis Discovery Bay – Girl March 17 Gary and Milgaros Diguardi Antioch – Girl Douglas Chance and Saundra Martinez Brentwood – Boy March 18 Donald and Amy Hansen

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Music Friday, April 3 Karaoke Contest Support Relay for Life and cancer research by participating in the karaoke contest at Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew in Oakley Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.-midnight; at Tuggs in Bethel Island Sundays from 4-8 p.m.; and at Tailgaters in Brentwood Thursdays from 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information, call 925-625-0292.

Delta Jazz Duo Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist Karl Hartmann play jazz, Motown and Beatles tunes 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 (925-240-9090) and Fridays at Grazie’s in Brentwood (925-634-9223).

Saturday, April 4 ‘Something Borrowed’ The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra presents “Something Borrowed” at Los Medanos College Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The music will reveal how composers throughout the centuries have borrowed musical ideas from one another. For more information and tickets, call 925-943-7469.

Delta Jazz Duo Tenor saxophonist Roy Henderson plays jazz standards and bossas with pianist Dave Roberts in a special return engagement at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.shutters brasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Events 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 925-625-3553.

Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, is open now through October every Saturday and third Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. The museum is home to an 1878 school and farmhouse, antique farm tractors, Model T’s, fire truck and caboose. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

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. vineyards and a view of Mt. Diablo. The tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0769.

Sunday, April 5 Easter Egg Hunt The Oakley-Delta Lions Club sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages at O’Hara Park Middle School in Oakley. Lunch will be served at noon and the hunt starts at 1 p.m. Other festivities will make this event fun for all. For more information, call Doug at 925-212-5562.

Brentwood Easter Egg Hunt Brentwood Best Buy, 6600 Lone Tree Way, presents its second annual Easter Egg Hunt from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for children ages 1-12. Please bring your own basket.

Thursday, April 9 Republican Women East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated will meet at Prevot’s Restaurant in Brentwood at 11:30 a.m. Kathy Leighton will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 925-634-7826.

Shows Friday, April 3 ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 Wine Tasting

Antioch’s Deer Valley High School presents the “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, e-mail jackiemackusick@antioch.k12.ca.us.

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

Saturday, April 4 Curious George Curious George makes an appearance at the

Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Slatten Ranch all day. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

Local Artists Show Check out the last day of the local artists show at The Fridley Art Gallery, 613 First St. in Brentwood.

Cat Show The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton hosts the 29th annual All-breed Cat Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call 925-827-2722 or visit www.keecat.com.

Cars at the Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, features Cars at the Museum Days the first Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. No fees, no prizes – just fun. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

Sunday, April 5 ‘The Living Lord’s Supper’ Summit Church, located at Delta Vista Middle School in Oakley, presents “The Living Lord’s Supper,” a portrayal of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Showtime is 10:30 a.m.; admission is free. For more information, call Pastor Chris at 925679-2246 or Robin at 925-625-5117.

Thursday, April 9 Open Mic Gabby’s Grind hosts an Open Mic event to help celebrate poetry month. All work is welcome as long as it’s not insulting or abusive. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail shortkati@yahoo.com or call 925-634-6655.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, April 3 Evening in the Vineyard Brentwood’s Adams Middle School and Parent Club hold their second annual Evening in the Vineyard at the Brentwood Community Center from 7-11 p.m. The $30 admission includes entry in a drawing, hors d’oeuvres and three wine or beer tastings. For more information, e-mail llkennealy@ yahoo.com.

Transition Class Transition Class helps 3-year-olds become independent and confident. Class meets every Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning April 3 at the Prewett Family Park & Center. The cost is $72 for Antioch residents; $81 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

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.

Friday Nights at the Club East County Boys and Girls Club is open to area teens Fridays from 6:30-10 p.m. The club offers many interesting activities, from scholastic to health issues; sports, cooking and even career information. Membership is $5. For more information, call 925-439-5933.

Delta Youth Soccer League Registration is held at Dallas Ranch Middle School from 6-9 p.m. For more sign-up dates and information, call 925-439-4396 or visit www.deltasoccer.org

Antioch Library Book Sale Browse through the Antioch Library’s selection of thousands of gently used books, videos and audiobooks on sale for $1 or less. The sale takes place at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., on Friday, April 3 from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Saturday, April 4 Spring Boutique The fourth annual Spring Boutique takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Orchard View Lodge in Summerset IV in Brentwood. Come enjoy craft items, candles, flower baskets – even a picture with the Easter Bunny. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, call 925-634-7915.

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.

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.

Sunday, April 5 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 more sign-up dates, visit www.ecyflions.com or call 925-625-1698.

Tuesday, April 7 Open House Freedom High School incoming ninth-graders and their parents are invited to an open house on the Freedom campus. A barbecue begins at 5 p.m.; entertainment will be provided by the choral program. All proceeds support freshman Boot Camp. For more information, call 925-625-5900, ext. 3025.

Wednesday, April 8 Recession Relief Come to the Brentwood Golf Club for a unique Golf/Job Fair. Participants must attend the employment training session and job fair to receive a complimentary round of golf. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.brentwoodgolf.com or call 925-516-3400.

Antioch Historical Society Museum The museum, located at 1500 W. Fourth St., showcases the rich history of Antioch and East Contra Costa County. The museum is also home to the Antioch Sports Legends Program. Museum hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Special tours are available upon request. For more information, call 925-757-1326.

Thursday, April 9 Wildflower Walk Hike and search for the mid-season bloomers as you explore Black Diamond Mines in Antioch. The walk takes place from 9:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 925757-2620.

Sign-ups

mation 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 sign-ups 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 925-473-5215.

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

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.

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

Delta Word Weavers 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.

On the Horizon Neighborhood Cleanup Antioch’s next Neighborhood Cleanup event takes place Saturday, April 11 from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers should report to the Auto Zone parking lot, 1623 A St. For more information, call Erika at 925-779-6935.

Sunrise Service/Easter Breakfast Grace Bible Fellowship hosts a sunrise service on Easter morning, April 12, at 6:30 a.m. at Veterans Park on Balfour Road in Brentwood. An Easter breakfast will be held at 657 McClarren Road in Brentwood from 9-10:15 a.m. For more information, call 925-634-2188.

Weight Loss Challenge

Jewelry Making

Help support the Excelsior Middle School eighth-graders’ trip to Washington, D.C. by getting your car washed at the Brentwood Ace Hardware store from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The 12-week program includes free nutrition class, personal coaching and support. Choose your start date: April 13 or April 15. The entry fee is $29; pre-registration is required. For more information and registration, call Coach Nicole at 925-418-5635.

Babysitting Certification

Hospice of the East Bay

Learn to create your own custom jewelry at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center in Brentwood. Class starts Tuesday, April 14 and runs through Tuesday, May 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $30. Registration is required. For more information, call 925516-5444.

The babysitting certification class for ages 12 and older is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch. The cost $50 for Antioch residents; $59 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

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.

Car Wash

Webelos Geology Earn your geology badge the fun and easy way as you hike where the rocks rule. The group (for those 7 and older) journeys above and below ground from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $3 and registration is required. For more information, call 888-327-2757, option 2, 3.

Delta Patriots Youth Football Online sign-ups for Delta Patriots Youth

All-star Cheer and Hip-hop Sign-ups are underway for the 2009-10 season of competitive all-star cheer and hip-hop at Black Diamond Kids Center in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-6619 or e-mail nicole@bdgym.com.

East Diablo Youth Soccer League Team selections and online registration continue this weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Liberty High School stadium. For more infor-

Harmonizing the World’s Religions The Awakening Retreat Center in Brentwood presents Harmonizing the World’s Religions, bridging the gap between East and West, on Wednesday, April 15 from 7-9 p.m. A $25 donation is requested. For more information, call 925-755-8822 or visit www.awakeningonline.com.

White Cane Day Join the Byron Delta Lions in giving the gift of sight. Support this nonprofit event by giving generously on White Cane Day: Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Safeway shopping center. For more information, call 925-634-0808.

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