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Vol. 10, No. 6

Schools brace for tough year by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer School superintendents throughout East County are tightening their fiscal belts as they brace for another year of sinking finances and impending cuts. “The state of California is in a crisis, and as a result, so are we,” said Byron Union School District Superintendent Eric Prater. “We are down to the bone marrow of our programs for kids … we’ll continue to provide an excellent education for our children, but it’s going to painful; there have been a lot of sleepless nights.” Last year, Prater cut $750,000 from his district’s annual budget and this year he expects those numbers to rise to $850,000 for the 2010-11 school year. Prater has managed to save approximately $200,000 in this year’s budget thanks to the collec-

The Liberty Union High School District office in Brentwood. tive agreement of his teachers and staff to agree to take five furlough days per year – Prater included. And he has taken a proactive approach to the crisis by scheduling a series of budget road shows to enlighten the community and his staff regarding what the future might hold in terms of layoffs and additional budget cuts.

Prater said that for now, there will be no mid-year layoffs, although cuts to some school programs might be implemented down the road. The news is much the same in the Oakley Union School District, where Superintendent Rick Rogers plans to cut $1.6 million from the district budget by the start of

the 2010-11 school year. Last year, $2.9 million was slashed from the district’s fiscal budget, which included teacher and support-staff layoffs, plus reductions in school programs. This year, Rogers said, doesn’t look much better: He expects to lay off approximately 16 staff positions, but hopes that a yes vote from his teachers to take six furlough days per year will prevent more than the potential 16 layoffs. Rogers has also taken his budget plans to the street, visiting individual schools to discuss the district’s future. “It’s the right thing to do,” he said of the public forums. “The staff and parents deserve to hear from the superintendent about what the deal is, and hopefully it will motivate them to generate

Staff Writer To comply with the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act of 2006, the Oakley City Council voted to add a chapter to the city’s municipal code regarding water-efficient landscape requirements. The new ordinance will apply to new and rehabilitated public, developer-installed residential, commercial and industrial landscape projects with greater than 2,500 square feet of landscaped area. Most existing residential landscapes will be exempt from the new water conservation ordinance unless the landscaped area exceeds 5,000 square feet. While the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act of 2006 applies to all California cities, Oakley Senior Planner Joshua McMurray said the language used in the new legislation, which went into effect this year, was difficult to understand, so city staff drafted an ordinance that is user friendly for the public and developers. The new guidelines establish water budgets for new landscaped areas, require a soil

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The new ordinance will apply to new and rehabilitated ... landscape projects with greater than 2,500 square feet of landscaped area. assessment to determine the most appropriate plants for the landscaped area and encourage the use of low-water plants. The guidelines also call for the use of automatic irrigation systems to help limit the amount of water used. The council approved the new ordinance 41. Councilman Kevin Romick opposed the ordinance, characterizing it as one more mandate handed down from the state that smaller cities will have trouble enforcing. While Romick supports the concept of going green, he believes the city doesn’t have the staff to keep tabs on water consumption. “My whole concern with this whole process is there is really no way to monitor it – no way to enforce it if someone is going over-

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board,” Romick said at the Jan. 26 meeting. “Especially for existing residents, how do we go on site and enforce it? … Are we turning into big brother, watching over everybody’s shoulder and watching their water use?” Mayor Pat Anderson encouraged residents to use the knowledgeable staff at local garden shops, such as Pompei Nursery in Oakley, for tips about how to most efficiently water their landscapes. She also suggested the city host a workshop to help educate residents on how to take steps to conserve water and promote green living. Vice Mayor Jim Frazier said with approval of this ordinance, the city’s Parks and Recreation Division should assess water use at local parks and conserve where possible, leading by example. For residents who want to actively reduce their water consumption, McMurray suggested residents contact the Contra Costa Water District, which conducts free water assessments and surveys. McMurray said the CCWD Web site, www.ccwater.com, is also a good resource for residents who want to conserve water. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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East County nurse returns from Haiti by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Over the past few weeks, the world has seen countless images of the ongoing devastation and destruction in Haiti. But nothing, said Knightsen resident Aileen Hayes, can compare to the real thing. “I would say the photos are pretty good, but they can’t capture things like the dignity and stillness of the Haitian people, the hopeful sounds of singing coming from the valleys at night, or sadly, the smell of decomposing bodies,” said Hayes, an emergency room nurse for Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch. “Those are experiences you can get only by being there.” The Knightsen resident was one of 38 East Bay residents deployed to Haiti by the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) last month to assist in treating victims of the 7.0 earthquake. Hayes and her team arrived in Port-auPrince on Jan. 13 and were taken to the U.S. Embassy, where for reasons of security they stayed for five days. Built to stringent U.S. standards, the embassy sustained no damage from the quake, and the group was able to utilize its showers and restrooms. They slept on the lawn inside the walled compound. Because the DMAT is a federal organization, it is governed and protected under the same laws as the military. As such, the team was not allowed to leave and set up a triage camp until obtaining security clearance from the 82nd Airborne Division, which was in charge of their

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Damage from Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake is evident in neighborhoods throughout the country. safety. “They were taking no chances with us civilians,” said Hayes of the safety measures implemented for her group. “We were kept under very close watch at all times.” On day six, Hayes and her group were assigned to Petionville, an upscale area of Port-

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au-Prince. There they were housed at the local country club, slept on the tennis courts and shared shower and latrine facilities with hundreds of other medical and army personnel. The club’s golf course had been turned into a refugee camp and the 18th hole became a landing strip for the constant flow of Blackhawk helicopters

flying in food and supplies. While the accommodations were less than luxurious, Hayes and her team were finally able to get to work. “Once we were able to set up operational medical tents and begin seeing patients, we saw nearly 800 people over the course of four days,” said Hayes. “Mostly we saw crushed injuries, broken bones and lots of wounds. Some of the injuries needed surgery, but we couldn’t offer that, so we just encouraged people to keep coming back to us for rechecks, fresh bandages and antibiotics. That was the majority of what we saw.” They saw something else as well. “Newborns – we saw lots of newborns,” said Hayes. “Babies that were born in the days after the earthquake probably brought on by the stress, and now they (the mothers and babies) were dehydrated and sick. We were able to hire some wet nurses and that helped a lot.” Throughout the chaos – Hayes said there doesn’t appear to be any government organization or rebuilding taking place at the moment – she remains in awe of the Haitian people’s strength and grace. “The people were so appreciative and very generous in their response to us and our presence,” said Hayes. “But there was also a little hesitation on their part that I think was mostly from the shock of what they had been through. It was such an honor for me to be there, to be able to help and to hopefully make a difference. I feel very grateful.” For a slide show with more pictures from Hayes’ trip to Haiti, visit www.thepress.net.


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Delivering more than just groceries by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Every Thursday, Darren Williams and his group of volunteers deliver bags of groceries to seniors and lowincome families in need. Stopping at the Villa Amador apartment complex in Brentwood, and the Kennedy and Eagle City trailer parks in Oakley, the mobile food bank drives up with more than a meal; it also delivers kindness, conversation and hope. “We show up rain or shine and give a bag of groceries to whoever wants one,” said Williams, organizer of the mobile food bank. “It’s a no-obligation, no-questions-asked deal and everyone is welcome. But it’s also more than that. It’s about people knowing there is a purpose to their lives and that someone cares.” Now in its second year, the mobile food bank is an extension of the successful Day of Compassion events held twice a year on the grounds of the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church in Brentwood. Day of Compassion provides not only food baskets but services such as medical screenings, dental exams and haircuts. The mobile end of the program allows Williams and his volunteers to reach out to as many area residents as possible. “A lot of the people we see are shutins, people who for whatever reason can’t get out and are all but forgotten,”

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The popularity of the Day of Compassion biannual events, shown during preparations last year, has spurred the creation of a mobile food bank service that delivers groceries to several locations throughout East County. said Williams. “We try to engage them in conversation and let them know they’re important. But if they don’t want company, that’s fine, too; either way, they get a grocery bag and our good wishes.” Williams estimates his group is currently distributing 40 to 50 bags of groceries at each location each week. The goal is to fill every sack with the fixings for one complete meal, be it cereal and milk, or a pound of hamburger and a box of Hamburger Helper.

And always a little sweet to make the meal complete. “I like to include a treat in their bags along with the other food,” said Williams. “Just something that they don’t necessarily need, but tastes good.” Food for the program comes from the Contra Costa Food Bank (CCFB) and donations from the group’s volunteers – many of whom are members of the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church. Williams does the shopping for the

program and spends anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per month, depending upon what he’s able to gather from the CCFB and what he has to supplement. “The thing about the Food Bank is that you have to pay for the food,” said Williams. “They’ll (food bank) give you extra milk, produce and things that they can’t sell, but people also want things from which they can make a meal. So I buy the best I can, in bulk for the best prices, with the intention of giving it all away. We know there is a great need, and we know we haven’t cornered the market on world hunger. We’re just trying to do what we can to help.” Additional help is always welcome. “We would love to eventually expand our outreach to include as many people as possible, and we’re always interested in partnering, whether it be with volunteers or local government,” said Williams. “We’re open to everything.” “We have great aspirations to help people, but in this day and age it’s difficult; no one wants to give of their time, and with the economy the way it is, it’s hard. But for us it’s all about feeding people and letting people know they matter, and we’ll continue to do that however big or small an impact we’re able to make.” For volunteer or donation information, or to recommend residents in need, call 925-516-4414. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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TALK ABOUT TOWN t’s time to fire up the barbecue grill and put your secret recipes to the test at the annual Brentwood PAL Barbecue King Cook-off. Keeping with tradition, the cook-off will take place at Harvest Park Bowling Center on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. Grill masters from around the Bay Area will battle to see who fires up the best ribs, tri-tip and chicken. This year’s event also features a Chili Cook-off competition. The winners take home $100 for first prize. The Barbecue Cook-off entrance fee is $100 (meat will be provided by Brentwood Fine Meats); the Chili Cook-off fee is $30. A Dessert Competition will be held for those who prefer to work with sugar instead of smoke. There’s no entrance fee, and the winner takes home $50. For more information about entering the competition, call Greg Robinson at 925-487-6383 or Jeff Schults at 925-890-8296. Brentwood’s own Gorilla Rilla, a recent inductee into the Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association Hall of Fame, will also be making the rounds during the contests, so make sure to stop by and say hi. While a panel of judges will determine the winners, everyone is welcome to sample the lip-smacking barbecue goodies from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event for adults, and $15 for kids

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under the age of 12. Family passes (two adult meals and up to three kid meals) are also available for $60. All proceeds benefit the Brentwood Police Activities League and the East Contra Costa Historical Society. Last year’s event raised $3,500. When the barbecue is over, stick around for the big game and enjoy the Super Bowl Sunday Bowling Special. Games cost only $2 each and shoe rentals are free. Barbecue King Cook-off tickets are available at Harvest Park Bowling Center, 5000 Balfour Road; Brentwood Fine Meats, 3877 Walnut Blvd; and the Brentwood Press office, 248 Oak. St. For more information, call Harvest Park at 925-516-1221. • • • hen Mike Temby stepped up to the podium at Discovery Bay’s State of the Town gala, the longtime resident – and barefoot waterskiing world champion – was surprised by a special award for his ongoing commitment to the community. But the even bigger surprise was the gift that accompanied the accolades: a one-ofa-kind Tommy Bahama (think waterskiing-themed) shirt right off the back – or rather out of the closet – of good friend Marston Meyers. It’s a regular joke between the two that Meyers’ closet is lined with an array of drycleaned Tommy Bahama shirts that

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evokes envy in Temby each time he visits the Meyers’ home. So this year, instead of lugging home a trophy he’d need to find a place for on a shelf, Temby got himself a freshly cleaned, newly wrapped Bahama original instead. Congratulations, Mike! • • • akley resident Billy Fee, a 2009 graduate of Freedom High School, was honored at a recent City Council meeting for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout by successfully orchestrating a community service project in which he collected and retired more than 300 American flags at an official retirement ceremony at Laurel Ball Fields last August. Fee, who has been involved with Boy Scout Troup 152 since he was in the first grade, received the proclamation from Mayor Pat Anderson, one of his former teachers. Fee is currently a student at Los Medanos College, studying fire technology in pursuit of a career in firefighting. • • • he City of Oakley Recreation Division received two Awards of Achievement from the California Parks and Recreation Society in 2009. The city’s Passport to Science series and Youth CORE summer program were honored as superior education and community-service programs.

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New rules for Council audience members could exit the council chambers before being formally asked to leave by a member of law enforcement. Under the new code, loud, threatening and abusive language, plus clapping, whistling, stamping and other disruptive acts will not be tolerated. Members of the audience who engage in this behavior are subject to removal at the discretion of the mayor or a majority vote of the remaining council members. However, applause is permitted following a presentation of a proclamation or other presentation of honor made by the City Council. During public comment periods, speakers are still given three minutes to address the council. If residents wish to speak as a group, the council now permits a group spokesperson to address the council for up to 10 minutes. One aspect of the ordinance that remains unclear is the use of signs by audience members. The proposed ordinance banned the use of any signs, but resident Brad Nix described that rule as “flat-out unconstitutional,” infringing on residents’ rights of free speech. The council responded by omitting the portion about signage, which will be discussed at a later date. The council unanimously approved the new resolution to establish the new code, which went into effect immediately. Prior to voting to approve and implement the new rules of conduct, Connelley asked that copies be made available to the public for future meetings. Copies of the updated code were available at the Jan. 26 meeting and will be available at upcoming meetings. The revised code of conduct may also be viewed online at www.oakleyinfo.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Oakley resident Jess Hague has won the prestigious Electrical/Instrumentation Person of the Year Award from the California Water Environment Association (San Francisco Bay Section). Hague is presently an instrumentation technician II with Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD). Prior to joining DDSD in 2007, he was involved with the startup and maintenance of two power plants in the East San Francisco Bay Area. The award recognizes Hague’s outstanding understanding of electrical/instrumentation technology HAGUE relating to wastewater collection and/or treatment. Hague works closely with plant operators to correctly analyze plant performance in order to improve and optimize processes. His work modifying chlorination systems recently resulted in a decrease in chemical use at the facility, saving $120,000 per year. The award also reflects Hague’s involvement in a study performed by UC Berkeley at the DDSD Recycled Water Facility to help determine the maximum amount of properly treated water that can pass through the facility for expansion purposes. DDSD operates one of the largest industrial recycled water plants in California, as well as the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility, which serves all of East Contra Costa County. In May of 2009, the DDSD was recognized as the best mid-sized water treatment plant in the State of California. In July of 2009, the district was honored nationally with a Platinum Peak Performance Award. Achieved by only 2 percent of wastewater treatment operations nationwide, the award acknowledges public wastewater treatment facilities for 100-percent operating compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

To start the year off on the right foot, the Oakley City Council updated its code of conduct to make sure that meetings run smoothly and efficiently. City Manager Bryan Montgomery said at the Jan. 12 meeting that Oakley’s existing code of conduct had not been updated since incorporation in 1999, so it was time to revise the language and incorporate new laws and procedures that have gone into effect. Mayor Pat Anderson said a revised code of conduct would re-establish the rules so that everyone is clear about how Oakley conducts council business. “Having looked at our rules of conduct and the date of 1999, knowing that it’s been over a decade, there have been some practices that we have changed and yet those were not reflected and memorialized in our language …” Anderson and Montgomery also reviewed codes of conducts from other California city councils, including Brentwood, Pittsburg, Bakersfield and Dana Point, to help structure Oakley’s new code. Upon reviewing the revised document, Councilman Bruce Connelley, a council member for five years, admitted he was unaware of the initial ordinance that established the code of conduct and was glad that the council was reviewing an updated version to make sure everyone is on the same page. The revised code of conduct clearly outlines rules to be followed by the council and the public during council meetings. Last year, there was confusion at a few meetings regarding what is appropriate behavior for audience members. Then-mayor Carol Rios was forced to call a recess several times so that boisterous

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Project Manager Steve Castaldo poses for a photo on the new Bethel Island Bridge, which is due to open next month for traffic headed to the island.

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New Bethel Island Bridge to open soon ers is known statewide for the quality of work that they do. I think the public is reaping those benefits, because we will get a quality product.” The new bridge will be nearly twice as long and about twice as wide as the current bridge. It will provide two 12-foot-wide lanes, two bicycle lanes, two 5-foot sidewalks with viewing areas and decorative lighting. The bridge is being built in two phases – one span (or group of lanes) at a time. For four months starting in March, island resi-

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The new Bethel Island Bridge, which has been slowly rising like a behemoth next to the current bridge that’s now old enough to apply for Social Security, will open for traffic onto the island next month. Despite the frequent, heavy rains this fall and winter, the $14 million bridge project is pretty much on schedule and on budget, according to Project Manager Steve Castaldo. “I think the public’s getting a great product,” he said. Construction contractor “C.C. My-

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The majority of our buyers are now getting FHA-insured loans. So that means that FHA rule changes have a big impact nowadays. They just made a recent change that will open up some new opportunities for home buyers. In the past, FHA would not insure loans made where the property was a “flip.” A flip is where the property had sold twice within 90 days. They had found fraud in some flips, where a home is bought at market value, then immediately sold again at a huge profit. That loan soon defaults, and they found that the buyer wasn’t real, the appraisal was done incorrectly, etc. So to avoid this, FHA just wouldn’t do any flips until after 90 days had passed. Well, with the increase in foreclosures, there is an opportunity for some investors to buy homes for cash on the courthouse steps at big discounts, fix them up and then sell them at market value. Until recently, FHA wouldn’t

finance these when they hit the market, but now they will. There are some stipulations. If the difference between what the investor paid and what they are selling it for is over 20%, a 2nd appraisal may be required. And there must be additional documentation to justify the large discrepancy between the 1st and 2nd sales price. The lender may also require the borrower to pay for a thorough home inspection of the property for the lender’s review. So the good news is now FHA buyers can consider flip properties, although there may be some extra hurdles and fees. What hasn’t changed is that most Sellers will STILL prefer 20%+ down payment and cash offers, everything else being equal. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

Being S.A.F.E. with Your Mortgage As part of the original Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (“S.A.F.E.”) was passed into law on July 30, 2008, for two main reasons: consumer protection and anti-fraud. Currently 43 states have put at least the minimum requirements in place to meet the nationwide “S.A.F.E.” protocols and California’s deadline for bringing all loan officers doing business in California ‘in line’ is July 31st of this year. What does ‘in line’ mean? By July 31, 2010, all loan officers originating residential loans in California will have been required to pass the newly instated Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) test, submit their fingerprints to the FBI, and undergo a full personal and criminal background check. In order to register for the NMLS test, a loan officer will have had to complete a comprehensive 20-hour “S.A.F.E.” training course, and then within a set timeframe follow that with an additional 8 hours of training in ‘continuing education curriculum’ approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). So, after July 31, 2010, any residential loan officer doing business in California who has NOT passed both the federal exam and background check will not be allowed to take a residential loan application, quote a rate, or even give any advice about any loan program…they will not be doing business. Per the “S.A.F.E” Act requirements, the purpose of this is to make all loan officers doing home loan business in the state of California

“demonstrate financial responsibility, character, and general fitness such as to command the confidence of the community and to warrant a determination that the mortgage loan originator [that’s the technical name for a “loan officer”] will operate honestly, fairly, and efficiently.” Better yet for any borrower, each residential loan officer who passes the exams will be assigned an individual NMLS ‘license number’ which will be theirs for so long as they are a loan officer anywhere in the U.S., and consumers anywhere in the country can check up on them – their professional background, their past performance, and whether or not they were ever the subject of any criminal or fraud or disciplinary actions. If ‘John Smith loan officer’ was bagging groceries a month before you handed him your application, or was ever convicted of mortgage fraud anywhere in the country, you’ll know, and more than likely you’ll rethink your lender of choice! Although these major changes to residential loan origination are not yet 100% in place, they are right around the corner and are sure to create a whole new wave of lender fallout. If you are in the process of applying for a home mortgage, whether it be for a purchase or for a refinance, be safe, and make sure you are working with a professional. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, or wish to speak with an FHA expert who can close your FHA loan within 30 days, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com, or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

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These students from Old River Elementary School in Knightsen will be attending Knightsen Elementary next year. The Knightsen Elementary School District Board voted to close the 2-year-old school to help the financially strapped district.

Funding dries up for Old River School by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Despite a proactive parents club and the herculean efforts of its school board, Old River Elementary School will close its doors at the end of the current school year. The Knightsen Elementary School District Board voted 4-1 last week to shut down the school in an effort to help save the fi-

nancially troubled district from bankruptcy. Board President Frank Dell voted against the closure. “Frank (Dell) wasn’t quite ready to give up yet, but we knew it was time,” said Knightsen Superintendent Vickey Rinehart. “Everyone is sad. It is a very emotional time … it’s kind of like putting your child up for see Old River page 17A


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College’s Brentwood plans moving ahead by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The City of Brentwood has given the green light to Los Medanos College to pursue a land swap with a group of local developers for the construction of a permanent education campus on a 15-acre site near Marsh Creek Road. As part of the deal, the Contra Costa County Community College District will trade its 38-acres in the former Cowell Ranch location with Brentwood Commercial Partners, LLC, for 15 acres of developable land north of the same spot. Since the proposed new site is in the Vineyards Pioneer subdivision, the college will pay $1.6 million to the city to satisfy the affordable-housing requirements. The college’s current Brentwood site on Sand Creek Road will be absorbed into the new location. “We are very, very excited,” said LMC President Peter Garcia. “We are just packed into our current center and have just finished our third expansion. We definitely are looking for a place to grow.” The new satellite campus will include, among other features, labs, classrooms and counseling offices, but will not provide for athletic fields or a performing arts center such as those at the main Pittsburg campus. Aside from the obvious benefits to LMC, as well as Brentwood Commercial Partners, the establishment of a permanent college site is also a financial boon to the city. “There is, of course, great potential for

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The Los Medanos College extension on Sand Creek Road in Brentwood might soon find a permanent home on a larger, 15-acre location near Marsh Creek Road. economic rewards for Brentwood in terms of the jobs it brings to the community,” said Brentwood Economic Development Director Casey McCann. “And the spin-off effect is that you have several hundreds of people

coming to town and spending their money on supplies and food. “Having Los Medanos here in Brentwood has already been a true benefit to the community, and when the district told us last

year that they needed a permanent site – that their current location was not going to meet their long-term needs – everyone at the city made it a top priority to help.” The college’s selection of the Brentwood site was the result of a lengthy search for appropriate properties in East County that could accommodate the district’s requirements. The college district received 17 proposals for sites in Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch and surrounding unincorporated areas. “We believed this location was the best for our needs and we think this is a great opportunity for the college and the community,” said Garcia. “We look forward to the process going through.” Garcia added that he hopes to put the new property in escrow some time this summer pending the permit and application process and an evaluation of the existing Environmental Impact Report (EIR). EIRs were previously done on both properties, but whether the anticipated environmental impacts are consistent with the proposed switches has yet to be determined. If they are not compatible, further studies might be required. Regardless, said McCann, the move will be beneficial. “We’ll see how it (EIR process) goes, but either way it is an exciting development for the city to have LMC commit to their future here with us, and we look forward to working with them.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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If you felt the ground shake on Monday morning, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was the sensation of thousands of Californians jumping rope simultaneously in an effort to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. At 9 a.m. more than 300 schools and businesses participated in Jamba Jump Day, an event in which people of all ages jumped rope for 10 minutes in order to set the record for The Most People Jumping/ Skipping Rope at the Same Time, a title currently held by Australia, which broke the record in 2008 with 59,000 people jumping rope at once. The California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, which partnered with Jamba Juice to sponsor the event, estimates that 80,000 Californians jumped into the record books on Monday morning in the fundraising event for the American Heart Association. All 80,000 names will not appear in the Guinness Book of World Records if the record was indeed smashed, but the schools they represent will, which means some local schools are in contention for getting their name immortalized – until the record is broken again. More than 1,500 students at Krey Elementary and Bristow Middle schools

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Keep DPOA active Editor: First I wish to state that I have lived in the Discovery Bay Property Owners Association for over 10 years, serving on both the DERC and the board and have always been a supporter of the DBPOA in its efforts to get the membership to abide by the CC&Rs. I feel compelled to respond to the current effort to recall the current board by some misguided members because they are mischaracterizing both the current elected board members efforts and the DBPOA in general, as well as my involvement. The controversy mentioned in their recall material has been created by the same misguided members who have refused to follow the CC&Rs and therefore come under the scrutiny of the enforcement procedures. No additional DBPOA power has ever been assumed by the board, which is not part of the CC&Rs or approved governing documents. The only addi-

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tional power was recently assigned by the Superior Court and it only did what is in line for all homeowner associations in California. Board service is a noncompensated job, must be elected by the membership and usually requires recruiting those willing to serve. The current recall efforts are an extreme example of the sort of pressure our volunteer members get exposed to. On the fines issue, no fine is issued unless one is violating the CC&Rs, the defined process of review has been completed and the violation not corrected. This very specific enforcement process takes at least four months of discussion about the issues before any fine is assessed. Any fines collected during an escrow are because a court awarded a judgment for the CC&R violation. My compensated work for the DBPOA was because a prior board, with not a single currently serving member, asked for my help in doing some administrative tasks. That work ended early last year and any current involvement is merely as an interested member. The annual cost of administering your association by Vicki Laganowsky and Dale Welin is running about $50 per lot. As comparison, the Discovery Bay Golf Course Association is paying about $150 per lot for the same services. Put another way, they pay $150 for administration out of a total of $1,750 per lot paid per year. As to lawsuits, they are only a last resort to get CC&R compliance. During the last four years, legal costs were not the largest item; contract administration was and continues today, as that is how the day-to-day work is accomplished. In the lawsuit mentioned, no legal fees were awarded and all costs have been paid. Also, the court decision did not decide on the CC&R violation, which continues today. During this period, the DBPOA

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has used up most of the accumulated reserve, with the normal operating costs continuing and no increase in the $25 annual dues and a serious reduction in collection of fees and past fines because of the slowed real estate market conditions. I want to reiterate that I am a supporter of the DBPOA and the current volunteers serving us. You should also know that two of the leaders of this recall effort have publicly stated that their primary intention is to disband the DBPOA. If you have any inclination to keep the DBPOA active, I urge you to show your support by speaking to your friends and neighbors and in some way reach out and thank those currently serving board members. I’m sure the moral support would be appreciated. Robert Lyman Discovery Bay

Jubilant over jamboree Editor: The Heritage High School girls basketball program would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations for this year’s 10th Annual Girls Basketball West Coast Jamboree. Thanks to Bagel Street Café in Brentwood, located on Balfour Road; Chapala Restaurant; Taco Del Mar; Rubios; Costco and Chile’s. I would also like to thank the following parents for all the delicious food you contributed to our Hospitality Room: Karen Fortson, Rob Asher, Janet Asher, Charlie Ramierez, Ginny Dace, Lisa Knox, Katie Grant, Kathy Cygnowski, Jill Shodeen, Jose and Melody Cabauatan, Oak Enomoto, Caroline Corpus, Trish Bubnis and Janel Rubio. A special thanks to the Brentwood

Union School District and Mr. Vernoy for the use of Adams Middle School for allowing us to host the Jade Division of the West Coast Jamboree at your outstanding facility. Thanks to the Adams Music Department for supplying the snack shack. Also, thanks to the Liberty Union High School District for the facility use and custodial help. Thanks to Mr. Macio Henry, our sports announcer, for making us feel as though we were attending a WNBA game. You were outstanding and hope to see you back next year! Thanks to the entire scorekeeping staff: Michael Waddington, Monte Mace, Jackie Davis, Lauren Gonzalez, Mariah Turner, Amaka Ofodu and the Heritage JV girl’s basketball team. Thanks the Heritage sports medicine trainees and Ms. Davie’s class, including Jackie Davis and Gabriel Liberwirth. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outstanding parental support of the Heritage girls basketball program for your timeless hours of help with anything that needed help. Without this support, this venue could not happen. Thanks to Elia Engelstad, Karen Fortson, Janet Asher, Rob Asher, Ginny Dace, Lisa Knox, Katie Grant, Sandy Caban, Kathy Cygnowski, Jill Shodeen, Coach Gel, Jose and Melody Cabauatan, Oak Enomoto, Kurt Arsenault, Brad Nelson, Ruth Kurtz, Shari Pica, Jolie Golinveaux and Janel and Adam Rubio. Also thanks to Denice Babo, Robert Babo, Kara Babo and Angel Houston for your continued support. Also, congratulations to the Heritage varsity champions of the Topaz Division and to Coach Price and Coach O for leading this team all the way! Jana and Paul Campbell Heritage Girls Basketball Program

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Jan. 23, 10:46 a.m. On San Juan Oaks Road at St. Andrews Street, a large pile of opened mail was found on the sidewalk. Jan. 24, 11:30 p.m. An unidentified person stole four cases of beer from a business on Lone Tree Way and fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival. Jan. 25, 3:59 a.m. Witnesses reported a driver swerving on Brentwood Boulevard at Balfour Road. The driver was stopped, charged with DUI, arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 25, 11:57 a.m. An unidentified person stole two batteries from potable water generator pumps on Heidorn Ranch Road. Jan. 25, 3:39 p.m. An unidentified person removed 517 feet of copper wire from street lights on Concord Avenue at Fairview Avenue. Jan. 25, 4:02 p.m. A locked vehicle parked on Sycamore Avenue was stolen. Jan. 25, 4:42 p.m. An unidentified person stole the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on American Avenue. Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m. An unidentified person forged checks belonging to a resident of Ash Street and cashed them in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 26, 2:32 p.m. A residence in foreclosure on Granville Lane was vandalized. Jan. 26, 2:54 p.m. On Second Street at Brentwood Boulevard, subjects were reported in possession of a concealed firearm. After a traffic stop, it was determined that one of the subjects had a black pellet gun. They were released at the scene. Jan. 26, 4:15 p.m. On Pescara Drive, a subject contacted another subject at her residence in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 26, 4:18 p.m. An unidentified person forced entry through the front door of a detached residence on Pristine Way and damaged the carpet and cabinet doors. Jan. 26, 10:03 p.m. On Hedge Avenue at Bosk Avenue, subjects stopped for vehicle code violations were found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, psilocybin and 80 pills of hydrocodone. One of

the subjects was on felony probation. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m. A resident of Blumen Avenue received a harassing text message. Jan. 27, 8:56 a.m. A driver lost control of his vehicle and came to rest on the center median on Sand Creek Road at Sand Drift Drive. Jan. 27, 2:48 p.m. A subject used the personal information of a resident of Katy Way to register a vehicle. Jan. 27, 3:17 p.m. A resident of Carey Lane reported a child custody court order violation. Jan. 27, 3:40 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Mericrest Street by an open back window and stole two video game consoles and eight video games. Jan. 27, 3:50 p.m. On Andrews Drive at Pasatiempo Drive, a vehicle displaying expired registration was towed. Jan. 27, 4:25 p.m. An unidentified driver struck a vehicle in a school parking lot on Crawford Drive and fled the scene without leaving contact information. Jan. 27, 5:29 p.m. On Hanson Lane at Brentwood Boulevard, a vehicle rolled backward, striking a pedestrian, who was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center. Jan. 28, 9:44 a.m. On Silverwood Street, an unidentified person punched another person in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground, and attempted to steal his wallet. The victim got up and punched his assailant in the face. The assailant fled, leaving the victim’s wallet behind. Jan. 28, 11:24 a.m. An unidentified person damaged two planters in front of a building on First Street. Jan. 28, Noon On Second Street, a subject too intoxicated to care for his safety was arrested, released to his parents and issued a Juvenile Affidavit. Jan. 28, 12:12 p.m. The registration tag was stolen off the license plate of a vehicle parked on Windhaven Court. Jan. 28, 12:53 p.m. A resident of Whispering Oaks Court reported that someone came to her front door and began jiggling the doorknob. The subject ran off when she came to the door. Jan. 28, 12:58 p.m. An unidentified person

Jan. 23, 10:46 a.m., Brentwood stole copper wire from street lights on Empire Avenue at Grant Street. Jan. 28, 1:40 p.m. An unidentified person used the personal information of a resident of Sunflower Lane to open a credit account. Jan. 28, 3:40 p.m. A resident of White Birch Court reported that someone tried to open her front door while she was at home. Jan. 28, 3:47 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane at Las Montanas Court, four subjects, one of whom was wielding a knife, robbed three other subjects. They were apprehended and arrested. Three of them were taken to the Martinez Detention Facility; the fourth to Juvenile Hall. Jan. 28, 6:55 p.m. An unidentified person cut all underground wires at a parking lot on Lone Tree Way at Fairview Avenue. Jan. 29, 1:45 p.m. An unidentified person stole a bicycle from the garage of a residence on Collis Street. Jan. 29, 3 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, an unidentified person took a vehicle for a test drive and did not return it. Jan. 29, 3:26 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane, a subject visited a child at school in violation of a restraining order. Jan. 29, 4:14 p.m. An unidentified person opened an account using the Social Security number of a resident of Ellesmere Court. Jan. 30, 2:21 p.m. An unidentified person tampered with railroad tracks east of Carmel Parkway with intent to cause a derailment. Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. On First Street at Chestnut Street, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found in possession of and under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. It was also discovered that he had three warrants for his arrest and was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 30, 10:59 p.m. A subject who refused to leave a business on Brentwood Boulevard after being told to do so was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 31, 12:44 a.m. An unidentified driver struck a fire hydrant on Eaton Court at Waterville Drive and fled the scene. Jan. 31, 1:41 a.m. On Oak Street, two subjects assaulted two other subjects and stole one of their wallets, pointing a knife at one of the victims. They were apprehended, ar-

rested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 31, 2:36 p.m. An unidentified person stole the driver’s side view mirror of a vehicle parked on Redhaven Street. Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Shady Willow Lane, a subject contacted as a passenger during a traffic stop was found to have a parole warrant out of Oregon. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Jan. 14, 4 p.m. Narcotics officers of the Antioch and Pittsburg police departments arrested 20-year-old Pittsburg resident Paul Quintana and 22-year-old Pittsburg resident Walter Rodriguez after an investigation into narcotic sales in the greater Bay Area. Another suspect in the investigation, 23-year-old Antioch resident Charles Michael Ortega, was not located and was declared wanted on a $405,000 warrant for varying narcotic, weapons and gang violations. Ortega turned himself in to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 27. During the search of a home associated with the three, five pounds of marijuana, ¼ ounce of methamphetamine, a stolen handgun, an unregistered assault rifle and a large amount of cash were seized. All three subjects have ties to a local gang in Pittsburg. They were charged narcotic possession and sales, possession of stolen property, weapons violations and gang enhancements. All three have prior arrests for murder, weapons charges and narcotics- related charges. Jan. 24, 8:12 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a shooting in the 900 block of K Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 32-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. On Feb. 3, 21-year-old Clarence Johnson, believed to be the shooter in the Jan. 24 incident, was arrested in Oakland by the Oakland Police Department. Further details were not available at press time.

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Citizen, Business of the Year honored by Samie Hartley Staff Writer When you’re Citizen of the Year, you can do pretty much whatever you want, including interrupting your own celebration to take a phone call. That’s what 2010 Brentwood Citizen of the Year Rick Lemyre did during the Chamber of Commerce awards dinner last Saturday. About halfway through an hour-long tribute, Lemyre interrupted the festivities to announce he’d received a phone call from his son Chris, a Navy corpsman currently stationed on the USS Nimitz, which is returning to the States from Afghanistan. The crowd of more than 150 guests cheered as father and son enjoyed a quick chat, but then it was back to the parade of praise, as family, friends, coworkers and colleagues took turns offering testimonials to Lemyre’s worthiness of the honor. “If you want to know what it takes to be citizen of the year, you’ve gone way, way beyond that,” said friend and tribute host Mike Davies, whose video slideshow of Lemyre’s life proved the entertainment highlight of the evening. Lemyre, managing editor of the Brentwood Press, is known throughout Brentwood and East County for his exemplary community service. His resumé includes involvement in the Brentwood Regional Community Chest, Brentwood Kiwanis, Brentwood Diversity Committee, East Contra Costa Historical Society, Relay For Life, and Antioch Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day celebrations – a narrow cross-section of his many contributions. Despite the long list of Lemyre’s community involvement, his wife Cyndy said she had to convince him

Jumping from page 11A that they can get better.” And what about helping set a world record? “Oh, that’s really cool,” she said. “I hope we beat it.” Krey’s Jump Day organizer Lisa Little said she’s hopeful of the student’s chances: “The kids look forward to Jump Rope for Heart every year, but when they heard that they had a chance to be in the Guinness Book of World Records, they just flipped. To be official we have to send video and photos to document our school’s effort. To qualify, the kids had to jump for three straight minutes, taking only 10 second breaks if they needed a quick rest, so I’m not sure how many of our students will qualify in the end – we’ll have to review the tape – but they’re all winners. We’re so proud of our Coyotes.” Krey Principal Brian Jones agreed: “The kids have been really excited about Jump Day, and it seems like everyone had a good time. They all got to unite as a school to break the record, so it was great to have the whole school come together as a team. And while it’s cool to make an attempt to beat a world record, the best thing about this event is that we’re raising money for the American Heart Association.” Across town at Bristow, 168 students

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Citizen of the Year Rick Lemyre and Jim Wangeman, co-owner with his wife Ann of Business of the Year Harvest Park Bowl, congratulate each other at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce awards dinner last weekend. that he was truly deserving of the Citizen of the Year honor. “Rick and I, we’ve been talking about it a lot,” Cyndy said. “Rick kept asking, ‘Why am I getting this?’ and I’ve come to the conclusion that he is an example of what we all hope citizenry and being community minded is about, and I said, ‘That’s why you’re getting this award. And you’re going to get it and you’re going to take it and you’re going to say thank you.’” And like a good husband of more than 30 years, that’s exactly what he did, humbly accepting the honor. “I’m enormously proud to be named

jumped rope in the school’s gym. Student Allyson Spears said the energy was contagious and everyone was having fun, even though a lot of students were surprised how jumping rope for 10 minutes can be exhausting. While the Bears were bouncing at Bristow, approximately 760 Leopards were leaping at Lone Tree Elementary School. First-grade teacher Kelly Minor said students had been practicing for weeks leading up to Jump Day. “It was heartwarming to see my little first-graders out there huffing and puffing,” Minor said. “They wanted to be a part of breaking this record so bad. Their little faces were red from the cold, but they didn’t want to give up even though they were getting tired. I teared up a little watching them. They were cheering each other on and encouraging each other to keep going. It was a good lesson in perseverance. I’m proud of all the kids. They did a great job.” Event organizers have until today, Feb. 5, to submit their video and photographs as evidence of participation. The judges at Guinness World Records will verify the numbers and announce their findings in March. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Citizen of the Year,” said Lemyre. “But there is something I’m even more proud about. Every person who has been given this honor before me has understood that the “people factor” is the most important factor. They teach people. They help organize people. They help carry things. It takes all kinds of different forms but

it’s all basically the same thing. These people help. “And every year Brentwood and the Chamber of Commerce singles somebody out – names them Citizen of the Year – because helping people is what is important to Brentwood, and that’s what I am proudest of: to be a part of a community that believes helping other people is a laudable virtue. That to me is really the American Dream. And the feeling that I get from being singled out as an example of that community virtue – it’s indescribable.” Rick also received proclamations and certificates of appreciation from State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, County Supervisor Mary Piepho and Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor. During the Chamber’s annual dinner, Jim and Ann Wangeman, owners of Harvest Park Bowl, accepted the honor of 2009 Business of the Year. Jim recalled the ribbon cutting for the bowling center in 1994, when Harvest Park’s current location was still nothing but a field. The Harvest Park dream has blossomed over the years and Jim told the crowd that Harvest Park is now one of the most successful bowling centers in the nation. “I want to thank the Chamber for this recognition,” Jim said. “I will always support the Chamber and Brentwood.” For more photos and video highlights or to comment on this story, visit www. thepress.net.


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Bridge from page 7A dents and visitors will drive onto the island on the bridge span that is now under construction. But they will still use the old bridge to get off of the island. In July they will drive both on and off the island on the bridge span currently under construction. Then the old bridge will be torn down and the other span of the new bridge will be built in its place. In October the full width of the new bridge will open to traffic in both directions, according to Castaldo. The one potential drawback for Bethel Island boaters is that a temporary drawbridge may be in place from late June to October. The trestle structure is needed to construct the second span of the new bridge, similar to the existing trestle being used to construct the first span. But the new trestle would span Dutch Slough and contain a 33-foot section that could be removed to allow boats to pass through. The drawbridge needs to get approval from the U.S. Coast Guard, however. The Coast Guard has posted a public notice seeking comments from boaters “on the need for pier protection and other navigational safety issues, including the extent of nighttime navigation through the bridge and the need for clearance gauges.” Peggy Currier at Sunset Harbor, which is at the foot of the bridge, said she doesn’t have a problem with a temporary drawbridge as long as there’s adequate signal lighting to let boaters know how to navigate through it. “As long as they do something like that, I don’t see a problem with it,” she said. The trestle’s draw-section will always be

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Old River from page 8A adoption.” The closure of Old River will save the school district $62,000 a year. Additionally, the board has also voted to slice an extra $92,000 from the budget, agreeing to cut the music program and a library aide, as well as reduce school counseling hours and janitorial supplies. All of which, said Rinehart, will bring the district closer to balancing its approximately $4 million annual budget for the 2010-11 school year. Previous talk of a tentative merger between the Brentwood School District or possibly the Byron Union School District have stalled, as both neighboring districts are now dealing with their own financial woes due to recent cuts by the state. “The state budget cuts sunk us from the beginning,” said Rinehart. “We lost $500,000 in funding this year out of our budget … I’m confident we are going to save ourselves, but it is going to be a very long, hard road.” The nearly 150 students from Old River will remain in place for the remainder of the year, but will return to Knightsen Elementary at the beginning of the school session in July. “The positives are that the kids and the brothers and sisters will all be back together again,” said Rinehart. “We have plenty of empty classrooms, so it’s just a matter of moving everyone over. It’s certainly a more unifying move than a divisive one.” Old River’s Principal Ray Witte and the teaching staff will move to Knightsen Elementary as well. The current plan is for Witte to share a co-principal position with Knightsen Principal Theresa Estrada until Rinehart officially retires later this year, at which time

Estrada will take over as superintendent. “I am phasing out as superintendent and my plan is to have Mrs. Estrada in place (as superintendent) no later than December, 2010 – sooner if I can,” said Rinehart. “She’s very, very qualified and I know she’ll do a great job.” Old River School has been fiscally challenged since it opened in 2008. State education cuts and a loss of funding forced the district to take out a $3 million loan to finish construction of the school. Currently the district pays $265,000 per year toward the debt, and, according to Rinehart, has two years of the remaining 17 years of payments currently in reserve. Where the money will come from after that, however, is unknown. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” said Rinehart. “Right now, it’s one day at a time.” The closure of the school is emotionally charged for the entire Knightsen community. When times became difficult, the community and parents club collected nearly $70,000 through barbecues, pancake breakfasts and other fundraising events. “Everyone worked so hard; they did such an amazing job,” said Rinehart. “But I don’t think people really understood how much was involved in fundraising. To do that all again would just have been too much.” Rochelle Hansen, a parent at Old River, agreed that the closure of the school is difficult: “I think most of us are sad to see the school close, but we saw it coming. Now everyone involved needs to make this a positive transition for the children.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Foreclosure Sales and Bankruptcy When a person is behind on a home loan, it is very common to think a foreclosure sale will solve all their problems with regards to the home. However, all too often, a foreclosure sale is still followed by a bankruptcy because there is either another loan on the property which starts collecting on its loan or there are taxes as a result of the foreclosure sale which the borrower was unaware. In many cases, a bankruptcy filing prior to the foreclosure sale would have discharged the liability on any additional loans on the property, avoided the tax liability completely and allowed the person to stay in the property several additional months. Additionally, a foreclosure sale prior to a bankruptcy filing may cause a person not to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy leaving a person in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy for 3-5 years. What should a person consider prior to allowing a property to be sold at a foreclosure sale? First, prior to allowing a property to be sold through a foreclosure sale, (1) determine the affect of the foreclosure sale on your credit, (2) is there any personal liability on a lien after the foreclosure sale which could be discharged in a bankruptcy filing and (3) is there any tax liability which could be discharged through a bankruptcy filing prior to the foreclosure sale. Second, could a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing avoid a junior lien on your principal residence which would have allowed you to retain the real property? Under the Bankruptcy law, a junior lien on a person’s principal residence which does not attach to equity in the real property, can be avoid through a Chapter 13 Plan. For example, if the current fair market

value of a principal residence is $250,000 and the balance on the first deed of trust is $300,000, then a junior lien could be avoided through the Chapter 13 Plan. A Chapter 13 also allows a person to cure a default on a home loan over time which may be all that is necessary to avoid a foreclosure sale. Third, are there any other reasons that a bankruptcy filing may be appropriate prior to a foreclosure sale. The most common reason is that there is significant unsecured debt which can be discharged in the bankruptcy. In addition, a bankruptcy filing will allow a person to remain in the property additional time. In conclusion, a foreclosure sale of real property without a bankruptcy filing may be the right decision. However, a foreclosure sale will have serious consequences which should be analyzed by a bankruptcy or real estate attorney prior to the foreclosure sale. This is a complicated area of the law, but a bankruptcy or real estate attorney should be able to make to an analysis of your particular situation fairly quickly. In addition, many bankruptcy attorneys will do a free initial consultation which will allow you to decide if a foreclosure sale without first a bankruptcy is the right decision. Law Office of Joan M. Grimes 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 140, Walnut Creek 3105 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch 8660 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, Brentwood Phone (925) 323-7772 Fax (925) 407-8373 This information is not provided as legal advice and should not be relied upon in making any decision regarding a voluntary default, short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy. This information is not a substitute for obtaining tax & legal advice regarding an individual situation. © 2010 Joan Grimes – Advertisement


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Panthers avenge loss to Falcons by Nate Smith Correspondent Still smarting from consecutive losses to BVAL leaders Deer Valley and Liberty, the Antioch girls basketball team was looking for some redemption against Freedom, a team that had shocked the Panthers 48-38 two weeks earlier for the Falcons’ first (and as of last week, only) league win. In that first matchup, Freedom held Antioch to just five first-quarter points. Last Friday was different, as the Panthers’ full-court pressure, employed from the opening tip, led to 29 first-quarter points for the host school. As it turned out, Antioch could have rested its offense for the remainder of the game, because Freedom was able to put only 28 points on the board for all four quarters. The Panthers held a 22-point advantage at the end of the first stanza. Guard Erica Beverly nailed three shots from behind the three-point arc, and Ciera Culcasi contributed eight of her 10 points in the opening period as the Panthers put the Falcons on its heels with their most dominating performance of the year. Freedom senior Karena Trice scored a team-high 13 points, while Nicole Mass added 10 more. “It was our best quarter of the season,” said Antioch Coach John Moglia. “We had underachieved the last two games, so it was a bit of a wake-up call. The first quarter was our focus going into this game, based on the last time we played. And we also felt we didn’t press enough the first game.” The other major difference was the Panthers’ ability to hit outside shots, something they had

been struggling with lately. The successful fullcourt pressure opened up good looks at those outside shots, however, and Antioch took advantage. That early shooting also gave Antioch the ability to stretch Freedom’s defense and get the ball inside. Tatjana Pitts took full advantage of the outmatched Freedom defense to pour in an array of field goals and free-throw opportunities, resulting in a game-high 25 points. The Panthers led 36-12 at halftime and never allowed the Falcons any closer, extending their lead beyond 30 points before settling on the 58-28 final score. In doing so, Antioch also showed an ability to play well returning from halftime, a missing factor in an earlier loss to Liberty the previous week. “We had struggled with the third quarter throughout the season,” said Coach Moglia. “We focused on maintaining our edge against Freedom. I told them at halftime that there is no time in the game where you can relax. We stressed playing a good 32 minutes, not just 16. We just stayed patient throughout the game, and focused on playing one possession at a time. We need to carry over this momentum. You’re only as good as your next game,” said Moglia. The win kept alive Antioch’s hopes of joining the 16-team NCS field with a strong finish in BVAL play. The Panthers, who notched a victory over a strong Monte Vista squad, played Heritage on Tuesday, the results of which were not available a press time, and hope to beat a Pittsburg team tonight, Feb. 5. Freedom took on Deer Valley Tuesday and hosts Heritage tonight. On Tuesday the Falcons play at Pittsburg. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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iberty’s Chris Parez (19) and Freedom’s Andrew Zamora have their heads in a game in which they tied 0-0. Freedom’s next game is Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Antioch while Liberty hosts Heritage.

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Grappling with greatness by Dave Roberts Staff Writer As Malvalio observed in Shakespeare’s “Twelth Night,” “In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” While this might be true for political leaders, it usually doesn’t work in the sports world. Nearly every great athlete has worked hard from an early age to achieve that greatness. Which is where local youth sports organizations like the Delta Wrestling Club come in. Many of the great wrestlers at Liberty High, such as recent alumnus David Klingsheim, first hit the mat at the Delta Wrestling Club. Currently 170 kids are signed up, many of whom will also go on to wrestle at Heritage, Freedom and Antioch high schools. The club was started in 1992 by Liberty Coach Greg Chappel and was originally based at Golden State Wrestling, then in the Liberty High wrestling room before moving into an old transmission repair shop on Brentwood Boulevard near Liberty. Wrestlers starting as young as 5 and going up through high school participate in two seasons of wrestling, one based in folk style wrestling, which is the same as American high school wrestling rules; the other focusing on international freestyle wrestling. The club is currently halfway

through the folk style season and is now taking sign ups for the freestyle season. Club President Yogi Leake, asked what it takes to get good in the sport, confirmed that Malvolio wasn’t talking about wrestling in that play. “It takes a lot of hard work, dedication to the sport, time in the practice room and getting as much competition as possible,” he said. “Most of the kids in our program are seeing the success. Some of them aren’t necessarily that athletic. The main thing they have is a real dedication to the sport. They are at practice all of the time and going to the tournaments. A lot of them will do two different seasons and the camp over the summer.” Wrestling is similar to tennis, swimming and golf in that it is both an individual and a team sport. You and you alone are out on that mat facing an opponent – unlike pro wrestling, you can’t tag a teammate to come in and help you out. But you’re also surrounded by your coaches and teammates, who are shouting encouragement and advice. “We practice and travel as a team and root each other on, so you have that camaraderie there,” said Leake. “So how you do in a competition comes down to the individual and how hard that person is willing to work and their dedication. Wrestling is kind of unique in the fact that kids put so much of themselves out there when they see Grappling page 5B


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DWC goes to the mat at state tourney The Delta Wrestling Club sent 10 members to Selma, Calif. for one of the most challenging tournaments of the year. The tournament featured the state’s best wrestlers ages 6 to 12. In the 60-pound Division 1, Jacob Romeo and Duane Gurerro wrestled tough all day. Jacob faced two state placing champions. Duane wrestled tough and finished 2-2. The two look forward to California Folkstyle state wrestling tournament in March. Wrestling in the Division 2 55-pound bracket, Hunter Leake completed the tournament with a 4-2 record. Hunter has been wrestling for five years and his experience showed. Bryar Edwards held his own in the tough Division 1 78-pound bracket. Cole Zanirini fought hard in the competitive 72-pound bracket. And Olivia Leake gained valuable experience wrestling in the Division 2 40-pound bracket. Wrestling in the difficult Division 1 73-pound bracket, Donovan Gurerro had a tough draw but gave it his all. Tournament rookie Adriann Reynoso wrestled in the Division 1 78-pound bracket along with Ethan Leake. Ethan was injured early on but his determination led him to compete at a high level. Finishing out the long day was Cole Gregerson, who placed third in the Division 2 50-pound bracket. Cole suffered an early defeat but came back through the consolation bracket to avenge the loss. In the third-place match, Cole faced the opponent who beat him earlier in the day and came out on top 4-2. Cole finished with a 6-1 record and is now preparing for Reno worlds. The Delta Wrestling Club is gearing up for the freestyle season and looking for new wrestlers to join the team. The club is coached by Yogi Leake, Rob Romeo, Dries Pruis and Dwayne Gurerro. – Contributed by Ingrid Gregerson

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Deer Valley’s Andre McPhail led the Wolverines with 17 points, including a thundering dunk, in a win over Pittsburg.

DV coasts to victory by Michael Dixon Correspondent The Deer Valley boys basketball team treated its home fans last week to a convincing victory over Pittsburg, which took the court minus reigning league MVP Erick Dargan. Despite their occasional sloppy play, the Wolverines opened up a 19-9 lead in the first quarter and held a double-digit lead for most of the night, winning 65-54. If the Pirates were without the services of their star player, the Wolverines were without their regular head coach, Richard Morton, who has been sick and is expected to be back on the bench for their next game. His sub, JV coach LeChet Phillips, said, “We played well enough to win. They played as a team for most of the game. They tried hard and the guys were getting down on defense. Basically, they were doing everything necessary to get the W tonight.” Deer Valley scored an impressive 38 points in the first half, tallying 19 in each of the opening quarters. Pittsburg kept it close for much of the opening quarter – until Wolverine shooting guard Olajuwon Garner buried three-pointers on consecutive possessions followed by split free throws. By the time the second quarter expired,

Deer Valley had taken a 13-point lead. Garner netted all 12 of his points in the opening half. Despite scoring no points in the second half, he was Deer Valley’s second leading scorer on the night, trailing only big man Andre McPhail, who finished with 17. The Deer Valley scoring pace cooled in the second half, so much so that the Pirates outscored them, but not by enough to threaten the Wolverine lead, which was never less than 10 points after small forward Xavier Cephas netted their opening points of the second quarter. The highlight of the second half came when the 6-foot-6-inch McPhail caught an alley-oop pass and threw down a monster dunk. During pregame warm ups the Wolverines had plenty of players demonstrate that they could dunk (though nobody actually did, as that would result in a technical foul). “In the end, we played a little sloppy – a few too many turnovers,” said Phillips. “We didn’t get in our sets the way we should, the way we normally do. I’d prefer if they did that a little more. They (Pittsburg) came out; they fought hard. This is the kind of effort we have come to expect to face every time we face a league opponent.” Tonight, Feb. 5, Deer Valley plays on the road against Liberty. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Snacking – a trendy tack Forget diet shakes and strict meal plans. This year, pledge to eat more snacks. Healthy snacking is emerging as a new food trend for consumers who have resolved to focus on health and wellness in 2010. Today’s consumers see snacking as an integral part of their lifestyles. From stressedout Generation Xers to comfort-seeking Baby Boomers and wellness-savvy Millennials, consumers recognize that smart mini-meals can be part of an all-day wellness plan, according to U.S. trend watcher Iconoculture. Iconoculture reports that consumers want to bring their lives back into balance. They crave basic, comforting, filling and better-for-them foods when they snack, including nuts, seeds, fruits, popcorn and veggies. Consumers want their snacks to be multitasking munchies,” said chef and cookbook author Tina Salter, who develops recipes for Diamond culinary nuts, Emerald snack nuts and Pop Secret popcorn. “They want snacks that provide health benefits, but that are also convenient, delicious, satisfying and taste a little indulgent.”

Healthy snacks, numerous benefits One of the keys to healthy snacking is eating foods that aren’t merely good for the body, Salter said, but are handy and leave us satisfied without the guilt. That’s why so many healthy snackers are turning to nuts and popcorn. Both snacks are high in fiber, contain proven antioxidants and provide a host of other benefits. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of

a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, might reduce the risk of heart disease. Walnuts are one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids. One serving of walnuts, about 1/3 cup or 12 to 16 walnut halves several times per week has been shown to lower overall cholesterol and blood pressure while reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and fighting arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Almonds are a beneficial source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese and a good source of fiber, copper, phosphorous and riboflavin. A 1-ounce serving, about 23 almonds, contains 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just 1 gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol free. “Nuts are delicious, nutritious and portable, making them an excellent choice for today’s busy consumers,” Salter said. “Stash them in your desk at work, in your purse or gym bag and in your car so you always have a healthy snacking option at hand.”

Movie night just got healthier A recent study showed that plain popcorn has the highest level of polyphenols among snack foods (polyphenols potentially reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases). With zero cholesterol or trans fats, plain popcorn is 100-percent whole grain and is easy to prepare for the whole family. An economical snack, popcorn provides a satisfying, high-fiber treat with high satiety levels to aid in hunger management. – Courtesy of Family Features


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Five stupid things healthy people do You are not a stupid person. Not by any means. In fact, it’s my guess that you’re healthier than most. You probably exercise regularly. You watch what you eat. You keep up-to-date on the latest health concerns. You don’t binge on sugar. And you never – ever – eat fast food. Well, almost never. CHRISTIAN But you do have GUIRRE a few unhealthy skeletons in your closet – ones you probably aren’t even aware of.

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2. You eat out too often Research suggests that most people eat out one out of every four meals and snacks. Restaurant food is designed to do one thing: taste good. In order to increase eating pleasure, each item is loaded with fat, salt and sugar. The main reason people eat out is for convenience, so with a little organization you’ll find that preparing your own meals takes less time than you thought it would. Sit down and plan out your meals for the week. Pack your lunch and snacks each night before bed, then grab it on your way out the door in the morning. When you prepare

dinner at home, make enough for at least the next day.

3. You’re sleep deprived In Gallup Poll surveys, 56 percent of the adult population reported that drowsiness is a problem in the daytime. Healthy adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night. The best way to combat sleep deprivation is to set a scheduled bedtime. Your body will benefit from a consistent sleeping and waking routine. If you have trouble falling asleep once you’re in bed, try these tips. First, don’t drink any caffeinated beverages after lunchtime. Second, don’t eat for three hours before you go to bed.

4. You’re stressed out Our fast-paced life can send our stress levels through the roof. But what you might not realize is that your stress levels are making you fat. Stress creates an increase in the hormone cortisol, and chronic stress creates a chronic increase in cortisol. This slows your metabolism, leads to cravings and is linked to greater levels of abdominal fat storage. One of the most effective ways to eliminate stress is to sit down and write out a list of all the things that are bothering you. This should include things that you need to get done, issues that weigh on your mind and anything else that raises your stress level.

5. You’re on exercise autopilot You do the same thing each and every time you exercise. Same machines, same pace, same duration. A plateau occurs when your body adapts to your routine and weight loss stops. You don’t need to increase the amount of time you spend exercising in order to see faster results. It’s all about challenging your body. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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red “Spike” Schau and Julie “Mama J” Nickels were wed on Dec. 12, 2009 at Awakenings Church in Concord. Performing the ceremony was Awakenings Church Pastor Gen. Dan Helix. Spike is a 16-year Navy veteran and currently serving his final six years in the Naval Reserve out of Alameda. Spike is also the California state coordinator for the Warriors’ Watch Riders (hence the road names in quotes above) – a volunteer organization that escorts our American heroes home from their service overseas, as well as our fallen. Julie is an area vice president for an insurance company in the city of San Francisco. She collects gently used jeans to make ditty bags for the back of

wheelchairs for VA hospital patients. Julie is also working as a co-chairperson for a Welcome Home and Thank You event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in March of this year.

Online scholar graduates Donna Schliesman of Brentwood has been awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Schliesman’s accomplishment was celebrated at a recent graduation ceremony at the James L. Knight International Center in Miami in which former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin L. Powell delivered the commencement address. “You can improve yourselves using the incredible power of this revolution (in online education),” said Powell. “It’s how Kaplan

University has grown and continues to grow. This revolution will speed through this country because of its effectiveness and power. Today, celebrate your achievements; tomorrow, get back online and determine what you are going to do next.” The Kaplan University winter 2010 class of more than 3,300 students earned associates, bachelors and masters degrees – as well as professional certificates – completely online. Many of them traveled from around the country and the world to attend the ceremony, meeting face-to-face for the first time.

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Channeling the spirit of Sinatra A musical valentine will be delivered to Walnut Creek this month as singer and Brentwood resident Michael Spellman gives a concert featuring songs popularized by the legendary Frank Sinatra. Featuring some the Bay Area’s finest big-band players, the show takes place Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Del Valle Theater, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd. General admission is $19; $16 for seniors and students. Spellman is not a Sinatra impersonator. Although he admires Sinatra’s musical style, he honors the singer’s memory mainly by performing the repertoire “The Chairman” made in his career. Spellman’s love for music was fostered early in life. The sweet sound of his mother’s singing around the house when he was young still plays in his ears. When a song came on the car radio, she would turn up the volume and quiz him on the singer’s identity. Spellman has always been an informal student of music, from the classic

pop songs of the ’40s and ’50s to the Beatles, big band, jazz and contemporary country. In his late teens he fell in love with rhythm and bought a set of drums. His idol was Buddy Rich, and Spellman would travel to see Rich’s screamin’ big band every chance he had. Spellman jumped at every chance to join a band – first a jazz trio, then a Chicago-style rock band. The need to make a living brought him back to school, where he pursued the desire to be out front in a different way. He studied TV journalism and found his first job at a television station in Peoria, Ill. After stints at stations in Florida and on California’s central coast, the harsh reality of low pay and long hours in the TV news business turned his thinking to his other lifelong love, the game of golf. With the help of a college friend, he landed a job as a sales rep with a golf products distributor in the Bay Area. “My love of music and the desire to perform never waned,” said Spell-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000004-00 The name of the business (es): Pursuits Of Happiness Located at: 2430 Palm Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francene DuPre and George DuPre, 2430 Palm Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Francene DuPre This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAM STATEMENT File #F-0000020-00 The name of the business (es): STRAW HAT PIZZA Located at: 14870 Highway 4, Suite H In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: 2331 Newport Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizza Pierates LLC. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Nick Harrison-Manager, Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, Fenruary 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000037-00 The name of the business (es): Goals for Autism, Inc. Located at: 2104 Lost Lake Place In: Martinez, CA 94553 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Goals for Autism, Inc., 2104 Lost Lake Place, Martinez, CA 94553 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Adryon Ketcham, Owner, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000077-00 The name of the business (es): Pledge to Humanity Located at: 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, In: Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pledge to Humanity, 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, Alamo, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/09. Signature of registrant: Gabriela Barba, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000105-00 The name of the business (es): Norman Hill Properties; NHP Located at: 1033 Springfield Drive In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael John Hill; Rita Rahil Norman, 1033 Springfield Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael J. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000183-00 The name of the business (es): iYogurt Located at: 6560 Lone Tree Way, #B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MSAFROYO Corporation, 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 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: Michelle Lam This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F#0000614-00 The name of the business (es): Access Capital Company, Inc. Located at: 476 Pecan Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Access Capital Company, Inc., 476 Pecan Place, 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: Lenore J. Thielen, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000113-00 The name of the business (es): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL INC. Located at: 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT In: DANVILLE, CA 94506, Mailing: P.O. Box 2106, Los Banos, CA 93636 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL, INC., 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT, DANVILLE, CA 94506 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: VINOD K. JUNEJA, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000121-00 The name of the business (es): TOWN RECORDS Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, C1-218, In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brendan Maher, 580 Mockingbird Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brendan Maher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000301-00 The name of the business (es): Professional Office Team Located at: 72 Moore Court In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Trina Dilsaver, 72 Moore Court, San Ramon, CA 94583; Sharon Haworth, 2040 Great Meadow Lane, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Trina Dilsaver/Sharon Haworth This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000133-00 The name of the business (es): All Bay Electric Located at: 574 Altessa Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John M. Valdez, 574 Altessa Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/7/10. Signature of registrant: John M. Valdez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000162-00 The name of the business (es): Property Innovations Located at: 1679 Greenyard Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box1358, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mary Ann Puppo and Dennis Puppo, 1679 Greenyard Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dennis Puppo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000533-00 The name of the business (es): ADS Wines Located at: 712 Bancroft Road, #463 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tri-Star Marketing, Inc., 712 Bancroft Road, #463, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. 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: Anthony Scotto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 22, 2010 By: Pamela A. Rails, Deputy Expires: January 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000389-00 The name of the business (es): ForeclosureRadar, Inc. Located at: 14850 Highway 4, #290 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ACUREO, INC., 14840 Highway 4, Suite #290, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Sean O’Toole, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 15, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000312-00 The name of the business (es): Happy Paws Dog Walking; Greater Water Awareness Located at: 891 Blossom Drive In: Brentwood, CA Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garrett Wagner, 891 Blossom 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Garrett Wagner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008881-00 The name of the business (es): The Main Event Coordinators Located at: 5000 Executive Parkway, Suite S510 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sylvia Chacon, 29927 Red Maple Court, Hayward, CA 94544; Maryann Cruz, 110 Montclair Place, San Ramon, CA 94583 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: Maryann Cruz This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2009 By: C. Garcia , Deputy Expires: December 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000401-00 The name of the business (es): L & S ATM Located at: 1700 Botelho Drive, #408 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Youngdae Kim, 1700 Botelho Drive, #408, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. 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: Youngdae Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009037-00 The name of the business (es): Blue Sky Energy Systems Located at: 847 Hollowbrook Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian Allison, 847 Hollowbrook 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brian Allison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000637-00 The name of the business (es): SESSANT CONSULTING Located at: 1230 ACACIA COURT In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RODNEY PETTIS, 1230 ACACIA COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/27/10. Signature of registrant: Rodney Pettis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 27, 2010 By: Pamela A. Ralls, Deputy Expires: January 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000675-00 The name of the business (es): Foreclosure Stoppers; The Foreclosure Stoppers Located at: 2468 Majestic Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P. O. Box 523, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cathy Cross, 470 Coletas Way, Byron, CA 94514; Todd Chambers, 2468 Majestic Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513; Patrick Gallagher, 470 Coletas Way, Byron, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/16/- 09. Signature of registrant: Patrick Gallagher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000166-00 The name of the business (es): EVANS FLOORING Located at: 2847 Savoy Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian A. Evans, 2847 Savoy Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/8/10. Signature of registrant: Brian A. Evans This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000336-00 The name of the business (es): Osmi’s Flowers & Gifts Located at: 6945 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Oscar Hernandez, 1590 Dawnview 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: 1/14/10. Signature of registrant: Oscar Hernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000002-00 The name of the business (es): Patrol Solutions Located at: 1332 Katherine Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garth Dillon, 1332 Katherine 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: Garth Dillon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000421-00 The name of the business (es): Creative Energy Concepts Located at: 5411 Azure Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jo Ann Bischof, 5411 Azure 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: 1/19/10. Signature of registrant: Jo Ann Bischof This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000436-00 The name of the business (es): World of Travel Located at: 1815 Surfside Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dolores L. Aguirre, 1815 Surfside 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: Dolores L. Aguirre This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000346-00 The name of the business (es): Dos Amigos Landscape Located at: 1541 Tule Lane In: Knightsen, CA 94548 Mailing: P.O. Box 228, Knightsen, CA 94548 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Orwood Recycling, LLC, 4251 Orwood Road, 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: Kristin Gallego (Presdient) This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000579-00 The name of the business (es): POSCON TRADING COMPANY Located at: 30 Jib Court In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Hyun Sug Kim, 30 Jib Court, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. 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: Hyun Sug Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:January 25, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 3RD AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR., 1520 Thistle Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MARQUISE LYNN WOODS to Proposed Name: MARQUISE LYNN ZANDERS Present Name: b. MARCELL LEMOR WOODS to Proposed Name: MARCELL LEMOR ZANDERS 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: 3/14/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. BOTH MINORS PREVIOUSLY APPEARED IN COURT AND AGREED TO THEIR NAMES BEING CHANGED. Date: January 7, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000014-00 The name of the business (es): DAVE’S TRAILER SERVICE Located at: 78 OTTAWA STREET In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DAVID CARL MICKELSON, 78 OTTAWA STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: David Carl Mickelson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000045-00 The name of the business (es): Hollywood Dreams Photography Located at: 4881 Teakwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eduardo Cardona, 4881 Teakwood Drive, 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: Eduardo Cardona This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000007-00 The name of the business (es): Nor Cal Demons Softball Located at: 2145 Connie Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael M. Rocha, 2145 Connie Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Michael M. Rocha This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2006-6896 The name of the business (es): Fertado Real Estate Located at: 311 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Barry Allen Gursky, 958 Randy 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: 8/18/06. Signature of registrant: Barry Allen Gursky This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 15, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009124-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Water Weed Removal Service Located at: 1882 Teresa Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeff Heath and Davina Allen, 1882 Teresa Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/2009. Signature of registrant: Jeff Heath This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 31, 2009 By: December 31, 2009, Deputy Expires: December 31, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-198733-C Loan No. 7427258835 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/28/2006. 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 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 oth-

er common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAMES E. MCCOY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 3/8/2006 as Instrument No. 20060071387-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 175 DAVIDSON COURT BRENTWOOD, California 94513 APN #: 010-550-028 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $512,604.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/26/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3426693 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000692-00 The name of the business (es): Fire Protection Services Located at: 20 Lowell Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 589, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Simonsen, 20 Lowell 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: 1/28/10. Signature of registrant: Mark Simonsen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009047-00 The name of the business (es): EXOTIC FACES SALON Located at: 1616 A STREET In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEIDRE McCLAIN, 1048 MEADOW BROOK 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: DEIDRE McCLAIN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0000038-00 The name of the business (es): Patriot Presentations Located at: 452 Stanwick Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eric Boettcher, 452 Stanwick Street 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: Eric Boettcher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000640-00 The name of the business (es): Jodi on the Job Located at: 941 Randy Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jodi Lynn Wellman, 941 Randy 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: Jodi Wellman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 27, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0159990 Title Order No. 09-8-493305 Investor/Insurer No. 1682295626 APN No. 032- 362-010-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/16/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN MALLONEE AND FRANCES MALLONEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/16/2002 and recorded 08/23/02, as Instrument No. 2002-0296638-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on

03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3640 WELLS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $128,326.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 03/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose ASAP# 3418098 02/05/- 2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0051941 Title Order No. 08-8194850 Investor/Insurer No. 098063943 APN No. 037-470- 048-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/06/2006. 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: ERICK A MOLINA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 02/06/2006 and recorded 02/16/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0050109-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/19/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5005 MONTEVINO WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613979. 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 $652,585.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 24/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3411454 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-04983-6 CA Loan No. 0031136831 Title Order No. 090509739-CA-DCI APN 018-490-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 24, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 10, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0147288- 00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RODERICK Q. BALINGIT AND MARY ANNE V. BALINGIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2940 SIMBA PL, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $713,880.57 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: January 25, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent _17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508- 5100 By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3423724 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2005 SAN JOSE DRIVE UNIT 155, 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 $244,746.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424386 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

94513 APN Number: 019-171-020 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”. DATE: 01-15-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting. com Deborah Brignac 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# 3414651 01/22/- 2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015000859 Title Order No.: 090458255 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/- 27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/02/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0244164-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SUSANA J RUECKER AND RUDOLF RUECKER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’SCHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/11/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 499 CORONATION DR, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 010-730-102 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 $407,168.91. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3410189 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Adam Joseph Arias, 618 West 7th Street, Apartment #3, Antioch, CA 94509 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Adam Joseph Arias FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Adam Joseph Arias filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adam Joseph Arias to Proposed Name: Adam Joseph Arias-Añorve 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: 2/11/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county:

BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 18, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010

about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. CASE NUMBER: D09-05058 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA-COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE STREET, P.0. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: PAUL POMMIER(IN PRO-PER) 1370 PARADISE DRIVE MARTINEZ, CA 94553 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 L.D.A. - C.C.CTY. (925) 2295460 DATE: October 30, 2009 Clerk, by: C Gray, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are serveda. as an individual Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0131910 Title Order No. 09-8391774 Investor/Insurer No. 110976578 APN No. 053-530- 007-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: KATHRYN BOWMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/03/2005 and recorded 08/11/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0301297-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2316 CRYSTAL COURT, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318949. 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 $748,981.11. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424609 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

DACORON AND EDGARDO DACORON, as Trustor, COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N. A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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 describing the land therein: APN # 097-660-012-2 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED PER THE DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1635 RIO VERDE CIRCLE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565, The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee’s Sale is: $869,251.07 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 ‘efÄ’b1 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 02/05/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: PAULA GUTIERREZ, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *- TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 2528300 ASAP# 3433140 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Antioch Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

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 $412,003.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 07/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420551 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0089871 Title Order No. 09-8255623 Investor/Insurer No. 140289964 APN No. 085-213- 012-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: SERWA DADZIE AND CHARLES E SMITH II, WIFE AND HUSBAND, ALL AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 06/28/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0203516-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1325 MONTEZUMA ST, PITTSBURG, CA, 945652472. 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 $421,480.17. 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: 09/- 25/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3423751 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000404-00 The name of the business (es): C F Enterprises Located at: 714 Arbor Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Finn, 714 Arbor 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: Christine Finn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0129096 Title Order No. 09-8384547 Investor/Insurer No. 657DH0089 APN No. 076- 690-051-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID J. TANTI, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 07/- 05/2006 and recorded 08/02/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0244470- 00, in

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 235841CA Loan No. 0697861946 Title Order No. 602131075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-03-2006. 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 0211- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-142006, Book , Page , Instrument 20060117112- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: KENDAL D MASON, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 23, SUBDIVISION 6848 ‘’APPLE HILL UNIT NO. 1’’, FILED MARCH 28, 1990 IN MAP BOOK 343 AT PAGE 30, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL RIGHTS BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN THE FOLLOWING INSTRUMENTS RECORDED: A) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 538; B) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 544 C) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 548; D) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 63; E) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 66; AND F) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 71 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,248,570.03(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 690 GARLAND WAY BRENTWOOD, CA

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: SARA BRUNTON, 2400 DIABLO AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: SARA BRUNTON FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0111 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: SARA BRUNTON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ANTONIO ROBERTO SAMPSON PANDO III to Proposed Name: ANTONIO SAMPSON BRUNTON 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: 3/22/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. NOTICE TO BIOLOGICAL FATHER IS HEREBY DISPENSED WITH Date: January 25, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: EVANGELINE RIVERA PENAFIEL, P.O. Box 225, Orinda, CA 94563 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0025 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Evangeline Rivera Penafiel (AKA) Eve Penafiel to Proposed Name: Eve Magalona Rivera 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: 3/5/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Melissa Chin, 407 Walnut Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Melissa Chin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2104 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Melissa Chin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Melissa Ann Chin (AKA) Melissa AnnChin- McCormick to Proposed Name: Melissa AnnChin McCormick 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: 2/23/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 29, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: ELIZABETH ARMIJO POMMIER YOU ARE BEING SUED Petitioner’s Name is:PAUL POMMIER CASE NUMBER: D09-05058 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0859670-3 Loan# 126970455 Order # 967358 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/02/- 2010 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/16/2006 as Document No. 2006-0080695-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: NENITA

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0142671 Title Order No. 09-8-430399 Investor/- Insurer No. 1706323492 APN No. 034-510-002-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RONALD M MARTINEZ, SHARON L MARTINEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 02/15/2008 and recorded 02/20/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0034763-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 145 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1238011-02 APN: 037- 410023 TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6020 REF: Medina, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 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 February 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070159908-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: David S Medina An Unmarried Man and Steven Salcedo An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1726 Fairhaven Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $588,358.76. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 07, 2010. (R-287588 01/22/10, 01/- 29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

ated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 242 Azores Court Bay Point CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $412,026.95. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. Declaration Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is filed. (2) The timeframe for giving notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 The undersigned loan services authorizes Cal-Western REconveyance Corporation to execute the Notice of Sale on its behalf containing or attaching the above declaration required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54 regarding its exemption from California Civil Code Section 2923.52 CitiMortgage, Inc By: Aaron Menro Title: VP For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 08, 2010. (R-287863 01/22/10, 01/29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: MonFri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 07, 2010. (R-287887 01/22/10, 01/- 29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-183294-C Loan No. 0307620886 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/16/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: ASAD TAHERI, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 9/22/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0365028-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1939 BADGER PASS WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 055-350-013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $400,415.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/20/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3419224 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1245383-14 APN: 034- 300-057 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3393 REF: Rice, Scott A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 05, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 13, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0325261 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Scott A. Rice and Jeri B. Rice, Husband And Wife, As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 242 Mercedes Court Oakley CA 94561

The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $641,225.75. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: MonFri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 19, 2010. (R-284598 01/22/10, 01/29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2010. (R-287214 02/05/10, 02/12/10, 02/19/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229614-C Loan No. 0656722842 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MORRIS O. WILLIAMS AND CARLA A. WILLIAMS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 7/3/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0192314-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/16/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 12 LOWELL COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 033-340-022-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $449,971.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/12/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395607 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 02/16/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $383,773.75 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4841 TRENTON STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041-200-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 01/12/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3407468 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0071986 Title Order No. 09-8209095 Investor/Insurer No. 11608347 APN No. 055-240- 031-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DOROTHY MAE MARSHALL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 06/27/2006 and recorded 07/03/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0209623-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2516 STANFORD WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $863,054.87. 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/- 30/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424937 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230906-C Loan No. 0307713745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: KEVIN D. ACKERMAN Recorded 7/31/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0240225-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 701 THOMPSONS DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN #: 017450-005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $742,133.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/26/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3410324 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000555-00 The name of the business (es): EPIC INSURANCE GROUP Located at: 4603 Chelsea In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William P. Grady, 4603 Chelsea, 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: 1/25/10. Signature of registrant: William P. Grady This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 25, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000260-00 The name of the business (es): Toes in da Sand Located at: 924 Burwood Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katherine Emerick, 924 Burwood Way, 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: Katherine M. Emerick This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2010 By: Pam Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 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: January 26, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GEE KING WAH KAY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8383 LONE TREE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000503-00 The name of the business (es): Marquita’s Little Angels Located at:3205 Dimaggio Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marquita Biagas-Holmes. 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: Marquita Biagas- Holmes This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 22, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: January 22, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1238546-15 APN: 098- 491-034 TRA: 79003 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9893 REF: Duarte, Santiago IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 18, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 29, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-301828 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Santiago R Duarte and Juana R Duarte, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situ-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1239375-15 APN: 030- 070-009 TRA: 030309 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9928 REF: Downing, Thomas IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 07, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0214269-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Thomas R. Downing, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4447 Willow Road Bethel Island CA 94511 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $365,143.51. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1248147-02 APN: 037- 222-042 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4742 REF: Jaramillo, Stephen IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 17, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 25, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 24, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0058101-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Stephen V Jaramillo An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5237 Ironwood Ln Oakley CA 94561- 1611 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $371,816.38. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-21117-SP-CA Loan No. 0011321395 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED11/ 07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: CRAIG D KELLY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 11/16/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0442990-00 of Official Records


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230466-C Loan No. 0359512963 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MONA SHIRK, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 5/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0150654-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 407 PINENUT STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 034-360-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $615,367.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/27/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3410840 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact AGENCY SALES AND POSTING at WWW. FIDELITYASAP.COM or 714-730-2727 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 02-05- 2010 CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 TUCSON, AZ 85732- 6128 STEPHANIE ABCEDE, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. ASAP# 3422571 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/26/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 344 EGRET PL PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 085-330- 053 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $453,995.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/25/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3424294 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3415854 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0065610 Title Order No. 08-8238937 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 068-071-004-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEANETTE THOMAS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/20/2004 and recorded 01/07/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0007310-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/19/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 505 KEAN AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945090000. 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 $242,052.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 24/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3414688 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

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, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5670 DAFFODIL 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $494,848.13 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 01/12/10 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3410985 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 01/23/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3421052 01/29/2010, 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: CHRISTINA ATANASSOVA CHOPOVA, 65 Donegal Way, Unit B, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: CHRISTINA ATANASSOVA CHOPOVA FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0097 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Christina Atanassova Chopova filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Christina Atanassova Chopova to Proposed Name: Christina Chopova Van Ness 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: 3/19/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 22, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-245242-ED Order # 090090909-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): GLORIA E. HERNANDEZ AND JAVIER MARTOS Recorded: 11/- 30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0460701-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 11/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $465,066.19 The purported property address is: 117 MATISSE DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-430- 068-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder���s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 11/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Qual-

ity 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# 3407222 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5. 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. T09-55185-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-06- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ X ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [ X ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: ANGELA M INZERILLO AND ERASIMO A INZERILLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND ANTHONY INZERILLO, AN UNMARRIED MAN ALL AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128, TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 866-702-9658 Recorded 09-15-2006 as Instrument No. 20060292242-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, Date of Sale:02-26- 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $376,901.66 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5340 DELTA RANCH DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 037-270-061-7 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090159903958 Title Order No.: 090146248 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/02/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/18/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0329446-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: FREDA PARKS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/11/- 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2105 MARK TWAIN DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94531 APN#: 055- 160-002 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 $615,182.35. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 01/19/2010 ASAP# 3414618 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-205586-C Loan No. 0041035114 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LESLIE TRAPPS, JR , A MARRIED MAN Recorded 11/22/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0451256-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-06097-6 . Loan No. 0031545684 Title Order No. 090761552CA-DCI APN 033- 060-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 5, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 25, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 17, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0014755-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: PATRICIA A. DEL ROSARIO AND CESAR DEL ROSARIO, WIFE AND HUSBAND., as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17 GRAHAM CT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $575,800.26 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: February 3, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent _17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508- 5100 By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-35322-3 Title Order No.090661740 APN 034-520-001 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/02/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/11/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/08/2008, as Instrument 20080004037-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: CHRISTOPHER J. VALLIERE AND MARSHA CHAVARRIA VALLIERE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090159910516 Title Order No.: 090727867 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/05/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/09/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0070569-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CORRY G BRYANT, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/18/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4687 LA VISTA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-240-031 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 $372,359.11. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFOR-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-277354-TC Order # 090307508-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/3/2007. 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): FRANCESA MENDOZA TOLIAO AND EDISON M TOLIAO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0100602-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $374,865.39 The purported property address is: 37 GRAND CANYON CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-420075 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/27/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (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# 3398265 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: Jnauary 29, February 5, 12, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-187142-C Loan No. 0307725401 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2006. 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: NELLY MIRANDA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 20060187749-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 336 BOULDER DR ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 072-212- 013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $620,361.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/22/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3422013 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 19/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3417054 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

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# 3418703 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0065332 Title Order No. 09-8191279 Investor/Insurer No. 179228563 APN No. 033-430- 003-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: IVANO R ELLIOTT AND JENNIFER M ELLIOTT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 09/20/2007 and recorded 09/28/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0272705-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19 RENOIR COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $551,319.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 15/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3428702 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARCUS A. SABADO AND MICHELE M. SABADO , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0122834- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 11/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $415,625.80 The purported property address is: 4314 Sequoia Dr Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 553-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/15/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 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# 3388130 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

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: 09/- 05/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3430425 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229313-C Loan No. 0306030898 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/1997. 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: MOISES H ZENDEJAS AND CONNIE ZENDEJAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 12/26/1997 as Instrument No. 97- 0251434-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/16/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 3259 WILLIAM WAY PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN #: 087-041-008 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $93,994.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/12/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395611 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 29/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/- 2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0154115 Title Order No. 09-8468103 Investor/Insurer No. 142736424 APN No. 037-520- 013-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ZEB ALAM, dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/30/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0383169-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22 ESCHER CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612017. 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 $632,130.71. 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: 01/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420692 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0124180 Title Order No. 09-8366109 Investor/Insurer No. 277156378 APN No. 035-740- 090-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TONYA SPENCER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/26/2005 and recorded 10/05/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0381070-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4776 BAYSIDE WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613250. 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 $382,981.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3426328 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-294879-AB Order # 090463504-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. 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): HAURI R SETIAWAN AND KATHLEEN A SETIAWAN , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052510-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $571,725.10 The purported property address is: 112 CELSIA WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-490- 006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of the West 13505 California Street Attn: Foreclosure Department Omaha NE 68154. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315336-TC Order # 090673882-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/26/2006. 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): PAULA C. STEAD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0312999-00 in book --, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,092.44 The purported property address is: 234 OAK VIEW LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-313-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-319882-BL Order # 090720887-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0079954 Title Order No. 09-8225854 Investor/Insurer No. 177165684 APN No. 034-160- 097-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID B REDDING AND GLORIA I REDDING, dated 07/27/2007 and recorded 08/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0220870-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12 RED BARN COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $402,746.50. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0109227 Title Order No. 09-8314347 Investor/Insurer No. 094342330 APN No. 033-380- 028-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: HUNG PHI MAI, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/01/2005 and recorded 07/18/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0262372-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4684 MAMMOUTH LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $496,001.95. It is possible that at the time of sale the

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Music Friday, Feb. 5 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs from 6:308:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Scottie’s/Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.shutterbrasserie.com or www. deltajazztrio.com.

Guitar Hero Tournament Diablo Vista Elementary School in Antioch hosts a Guitar Hero tournament from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $7 at the door. For tickets and more information, call Val at 925-3825608.

Thursday, Feb. 11 Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest Harvest Park Bowl of Brentwood hosts the International Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest, one of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the United States. Competitions are held every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and conclude in the month of May. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Saturday, Feb. 13 Cupid Concert St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., presents The Cupid Concert at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 985 organ and a soprano soloist. A dessert reception follows. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 925778-0768.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 ‘In The Mood’ Enjoy this ’40s Swing Musical at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 for orchestra and loge level; $25 for opera level. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

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Saturday, Feb. 6 Yisehak Sellassie The Weber Gallery and MCM Framing present the paintings of local artist Yisehak Sellassie through Friday, Feb. 12. The gallery is located at 700 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-7742 or 925516-9266.

Sunday, Feb. 7 ‘Madama Butterfly’ The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch hosts the San Francisco Opera’s performance of “Madama Butterfly” as part of the Grand Opera Cinema Series. All seats are $10; showtime is 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

The Antioch Historical Society Museum’s month-long quilt show is on display during museum hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Stitchers are needed, as muse-

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The Los Medanos College Art Gallery presents the work of four Bay Area photographers who have taken their passion on the road. The Gallery is open Tuesdays-Thursdays; 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30. This exhibit runs through Thursday, March 4. For more information, call 925-439-2181, ext. 3463.

Thursday, Feb. 11 Open Mic Celebrate love in all its forms – even love gone bad or love gone mad – at this month’s free Open Mic event at Gabby’s Grind in Brentwood at 6:30 p.m. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Saturday, Feb. 20 Elvis Tribute Dinner Show Cap’s in Brentwood features James Clark’s guided tour of Elvis’ career, from the baggy suits of the ’50s to the jumpsuits of the Vegas years. The Tribute Dinner Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. For dinner and show reservations, call Elaine at 925-634-1025.


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Events Friday, Feb. 5 Book Sale Browse through the Antioch Library’s selection of thousands of gently used books, videos and audio books on sale for $1 or less. The sale is held Friday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Saturday, Feb. 6 Wolfpack Crab Feed The Delta Valley Wolfpack hosts its inaugural crab feed, featuring raffles and music, at 6 p.m. in Pocohantas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. Admission is $40; $45 at the door. For more information, call 925-754-8668.

Athletic Boosters Crab Feed The Liberty High Athletic Boosters Club holds its inaugural crab feed from 6-11 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Lynn at 925-852-9213.

Sunday, Feb. 7 Barbecue King Cook-off The ninth annual BBQ King Cook-off runs from 1-3 p.m. at Harvest Park Bowling Center in Brentwood. All proceeds go to PAL (Brentwood Police Activities League) and East Contra Costa Historical Society. For more information, call 925516-1221 or 925-634-1441.

Monday, Feb. 8 Valentine Luncheon Soroptimist International of East Contra Costa County hosts a Valentine’s luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Liberty Adult Education building in Brentwood. The cost is $7.50 for enchiladas and dessert. Proceeds will be used for scholarships. For more information, call Barbara at 925-634-5361.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Liberty Career & AP Open House Learn about Liberty’s academies and AP program, meet teachers by department and listen to speakers from businesses and industries. The event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-3521, ext. 5217.

Widow and Widower’s Support Group The group meets every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Hospice of the East Bay, 350 John Muir Parkway in Brentwood, through March 9. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 925-887-5681. No one will be turned away if unable to pay the registration fee.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 ‘Hearts and Crafts’ Bring your little honeybunny for stories and a free craft at 4 p.m. in the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA’s Delta First 5 Center, 760 First St. in Brentwood. All ages will enjoy this special 45minute event. For more information, visit www. ccclib.org or call 925-516-5290.

Agape Clothing Closet The nonprofit Closet, a division of Faith Seed Ministries, helps provide quality pre-owned clothing to those in need. Located at 1251 California Ave. in Pittsburg, its hours of operation are Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 925439-2972.

Antioch Riverview Garden Club This month’s meeting is held at the Antioch Library at 7 p.m. Tony Dittmore of Brentwood’s Iris Gardens will speak about irises. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more

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Valentine Bakeshop Teens are invited to put together something sweet at the Antioch Library. Decorate a cookie for your sweetheart, or eat your art. This afternoon at 3 p.m. is sure to be a treat. For more information, call Alyson at 925-757-9224.

Thursday, Feb 11 Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group This month’s meeting focuses on HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project: Momentum in Science,” a DVD and facilitated discussion. The free meeting runs from 7-8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. No reservations are required. For more information, call 925-5137710.

Republican Women East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated meets for lunch at the Discovery Bay Sports Bar & Steakhouse at 11:30 a.m. Eric Boettcher will speak on A Soldier’s Experience in Mosul, Iraq. The cost is $20. For reservations, call 925-6347826.

Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. at Golden Hills Community Church’s multi-purpose room, 2401 Shady Willow Lane. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www. helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment.

Sign-ups Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance If you made $52,000 or less in 2009, Opportunity Junction in Antioch helps you e-file your taxes for free on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit, www. opportunityjunction.org/taxes.

Special-needs Valentine’s Dance The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center. The cost is $6.50 and preregistration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us or call 925-516-5444.

Tennis Classes The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department offers tennis classes taught by tennis pro Sandi Johnston. Classes are held every month twice a week for three weeks at the Creekside Park tennis courts. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us or call 925-5165444.

March Madness Kick off the 2010 summer recreational swim season with the SeaWolves’ March Madness. This highly instructional clinic is designed to improve the swimmer’s technique. Discounts are available for early registration and payment. For more information, visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com.

Wolfpack Football and Cheer Early registration for Delta Valley Wolfpack Football and Cheer runs Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3710 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Register early for a discounted fee. The cost is $275 for football and cheer, uniform included. For more information, call 925-754-8668.

Hawaiian Culture Aloha! Have you ever wanted to learn more about Hawaiian culture and the beauty of the

hula? The Hawaiian/Hula group holds open enrollment for new students (children 6 and older, teens and adults – men as well as women) on Saturday, Feb. 27. For more information, call 925-550-5656.

East County Idol Applications are being accepted for the East County Idol competition. Auditions are held Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 6 at Somersville Town Center in Antioch. Applicants must be high school students residing in East County. For applications, stop by the Somersville Town Center information desk, visit www. antiochmusic.org or call Walter at 925-756-7628.

Antioch Charter Academy Lottery Antioch Charter Academy and Antioch Charter Academy II, both California Public Charter schools, are now accepting applications for their annual lottery for the upcoming school year. The lottery is held March 22 and 25 at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 925-755-7311 or 925-755-1252.

Trinity Titans Basketball The Brentwood-based Trinity Titans team for boys 11-13 is conducting two final tryouts. For dates, times and locations, call coach Mike at 925-392-3835 or e-mail coachmikek@gmail.com.

Brentwood Blast 14U The Blast is looking for a few players to fill out its 2010 tournament roster. For tryout information, e-mail Bob at r8erfans@sbcglobal.net.

Running and Walking Clubs The Delta Family YMCA has formed walking and running clubs. Participants meet at the Y for meeting updates and walking/running assignments. Prize incentives are offered to those who accomplish club goals. For more information, call 925-692-2323.

Nor Cal 18U Fast Pitch Softball Nor Cal has won its last four tournaments and is looking to replace a few players who are now too old to play in the league. For more information on tryout dates for the 2010 summer team, call 925-584-5979 or e-mail dan9gom@aol.com.

Opportunity Junction The Junction’s classes offer job training and placement information, English as a second language, plus free and low-cost job training workshops in many East County cities. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www. opportunityjunction.org.

Free Tax Help Those who earned less than $52,000 in 2009 can get their taxes prepared through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! free income tax assistance program conducted at the Brentwood Senior Center, 195 Griffith Lane (925-516-5444) or East Bay Works Career Center, 281 Pine St. in Brentwood (925- 634-2195). For more information, visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

On the Horizon Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Lone Tree Golf and Event Center in Antioch hosts a Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information, call Fran at 925-513-4515.

Valentine’s Day Crab Feed Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company hosts a Valentine’s Day crab feed Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 and limited to 50 guests. The feed includes crab, pasta, salad, bread and, of course, wine! For more information, call 925634-9463.

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Marksman from page 1B gest thing is we’ve got to put the ball in the basket,” said Heinz. “Turnovers got us. They scored some easy buckets off of turnovers and hit some open threes. We have to hit some baskets.” Liberty started off slow, scoring only six points in the first quarter, and gradually picked up the pace, scoring seven, 10 and 11 points in the next three quarters. They threatened to make a game of it when they got within two points, 10-12, three minutes into the second quarter. But the Falcons pulled away on a 10-3 run the rest of the quarter and that was pretty much all she wrote. The one bright spot for Liberty was the play of 6-foot-4-inch senior forward Payton, who put 16 points on the board – nearly half of the rest of his team combined. Midway through the fourth quarter Payton followed a Matteri three-pointer a few seconds later with a trey of his own (he had two total). On Jan. 28 the Lions lost to Heritage 46-62. On Tuesday they were at Pittsburg, results of which were not available at press time. Tonight, Feb. 5 they host Deer Valley and on Tuesday they will host Antioch. On Friday Freedom beat Antioch 52-46. On Tuesday they hosted Deer Valley, tonight they are at Heritage and on Tuesday they will host Pittsburg. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Miles from page 1B in I said, ‘This is your new place to work out any time you want. Here’s the key. It’s yours.’ Whenever you can associate your business with a person of that caliber, not just as a baseball player but as a person, that’s what you want your name associated with. That for us is a huge steppingstone in terms of developing the type of players we want and the type of people we want. More importantly, he’s just a great guy.” Oakley, which is not a boastful kind of town, now boasts not one but two baseball academies. Diehard Baseball Academy, coowned by Freedom High Manager Gary Alexander, launched last year. Asked whether Oakley is big enough to support two baseball academies, Bower said, “We’re not actually competing against them. They want to run teams. They are going to have kind of a facility for their teams. We’re trying to open it up to everybody else. They are doing a great job with what they are doing. We figured we are going to do a different model from them. So that’s why we just opened it up almost as just a rental for any of the teams out here to use whenever they want to be here. “Right now we are doing all kinds of different things. We are trying to figure out what the community wants. Whatever they want is what we are going to provide. We have drop-in workouts on Mondays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have teams coming in here to use the facility. We have people who are joining as memberships so they can come hit whenever they want and can get a lesson. A lot of people right now want pitching lessons. We have a couple of great guys doing that. So it’s whatever the community asks for, that’s what we are going to provide.” For more information, go online to www.ebbaseballacademy.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.



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