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March 15, 2019

Spring Real Estate Guide

by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

A longtime Brentwood farmer and developer is among a group that has planted an idea to expand the city’s urban limit line to accommodate a large senior housing project that includes commercial elements. But another local faction has already launched plans to dry up the idea. Ron Nunn and his family, along with their partners, Matt and Steve Beinke and others (collectively the Blackhawk Nunn Partners), intend to craft a November ballot initiative to expand Brentwood’s urban limit line — the mark at which urban development must stop — 800 acres west of Shadow Lakes to Deer Valley and Balfour roads. The project seeks to accommodate up to 2,400 see Developers page 22A

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A local developer is looking to get a measure on the November ballot to expand Brentwood’s urban limit line in order to accommodate a housing project in Brentwood.

Entrepreneur center set to open in April by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Oakley leaders this week finalized the lease amounts for the soon-to-be-opened entrepreneur center. Oakley home-based business owners and entrepreneurs looking to expand into an office space can now arrange to rent co-working space for $250 a month inside the 2,300 squarefoot facility in the upper level of 3330 Main St., across from Civic Center Plaza. The center, slated to open April 1, will also offer private offices for $350 a month, although all available options have already been secured, according to the city’s website.
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“ The purpose of the entrepreneur center is to kind of bridge that gap for someone who is most likely moving out of their home office, but are not ready to lease an office in an office building.

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option for startup and homebased entrepreneurs who are ready to grow, but lack income to cover office building rent. The facility’s rent covers furnishings, utilities, wireless network access and use of a common printer. Co-working spaces, offering desks, couches and lounge chairs, are designed for individuals to work among other entrepreneurs and come and go from the center as their schedule permits. The setup is intended to provide a number of benefits, including structure, increased effectiveness, and opportunities to network. Similar facilities have opened in San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and see Center page 22A

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Well-known businessperson, devoted family man and community supporter Bill Brandt, passed away on February 23 at his home following a short illness. The longtime patriarch of the family-owned Bill Brandt Ford dealership in Brentwood has been a mainstay of the community for decades. Known for his enthusiastic personality, business acumen and positive attitude, Brandt grew up in Albany, California. After serving in the Korean War he began his car career at Fitzpatrick Chevrolet in Concord and parlayed that experience and drive into the Brentwood dealership, which he opened in 1972. In 1974, Brandt moved his family to Oakley. Over the years, his children Rob, Jim and Dianna came to work at the business. Dianna started full-time in 1984 and Rob did the same the following year. Both agree it was a forgone conclusion that they, along with other family members, would carry on the next generation at Bill Brandt Ford. “The car business is in our blood,” said Rob. Dianna agreed. “Every dinner was a business meeting,” she laughed. “He was smart to put us all in different departments so we would learn everything.” Brandt, however, was more than a local business owner — he was also a man devoted to his community. In 2002 he was chosen as the Brentwood Citizen of the Year and his dealership was named Business of the Year in 2004. He was a Mason of Mt. Diablo Lodge No. 448 for 50 years, a past-president of the Kiwanis Club, president of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and a director on the board of the Oakley Water District. “He was very generous to various organizations over the years and enjoyed supporting the community that had

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Dale Cook appeared to have somehow squeezed several lifetimes into his 92 years before he passed away on Feb. 28, but to those who knew him best, perhaps his most astounding quality was his ability to push others to find the best in themselves. “He always pushed me to be the best person,” said Stacey Simon, one of Cook’s granddaughters. “He led by example, I think is the root of it. He lived this incredible life and I aspire to be 50 percent of that. The special thing about him was him leading by example and having these incredible accomplishments.” In an article for The Valley Citizen that Cook authored in May 2000, he wrote that he was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and enlisted in the Marines with 17 of his classmates in March 1944, before he graduated high school. He finished Basic Training that summer and became part of a team manning an 81-mm mortar. Assigned to the Second Battalion, 23rd Marines under the Fourth Marine Division, he was in the Pacific by Thanksgiving of that year. On Feb. 19, 1945, Cook was part of the force of 70,000 that invaded Iwo Jima, a barren island of volcanic ash measuring only 8 square miles. It was the start of one of the costliest battles in the history of the Marine Corps, eventually resulting in 26,000 killed or wounded servicemen. In Cook’s article, he explained that he made it through 16 days of combat before wounds received from a Japanese hand grenade ended his part in the battle. After the war, Cook attended Washington State University and started a career in the newspaper business. He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission as public information officer, and held a similar role with the Army Reserve. Over the years he became very in-

COOK volved in veterans groups, including the Marine Corps League Delta Diablo Detachment 1155, in Brentwood. “The guy was just service before self,” said Steve Todd, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10789, in Brentwood. “He just gave back everything — always involved in something. He was just a good guy. He always helped out with everybody. You see him coming to talk to you and he’d say, ‘Hey, let me talk to you for a minute.’ You knew that minute was going to be about 20 minutes. What a great guy.” Todd added that Cook’s involvement with veterans may have been part of the reason he was still active as he approached his 93rd birthday.

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Cancer survivor gears up for Relay for Life by Thomas Sundgren Correspondent

Antioch resident Jamie Rackley has been volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s annual event, Relay for Life, since 2010 and will be a part of it again this June 23 and 24 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Rackley first heard about Relay for Life through her work at Epic Care cancer treatment center where she found out they had a team that participated in the event. It was only a year later, in 2011, when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. At Epic Care, in Antioch, Rackley helps patients find treatment as well as identifying options when they need assistance paying for treatment. She felt a desire to give back and help when she joined the Relay for Life team. Upon receiving her diagnosis, the event took on a whole new meaning. “Working as an advocate before that, I always felt for the patients ... wanting to help them,” Rackley said. “But getting that diagnosis myself, I didn’t realize what a death sentence it felt like. Like to hear that you have it ... Literally, I was thinking, ‘My daughter is graduating. Am I going to be there for that?’ I didn’t realize the fear that it puts into somebody, and that’s what I think was the hardest part.” Since she began her battle with cancer, Rackley stresses how important it is to get screened. “I was blessed because mine was caught really early on,” Rackley said. “I remember thinking I hate going in to see the doctor. I don’t think I am going to go this year, and I then said no, I really need to go. I went and sure enough, had I not gone that year, it would have been a completely different story the following year.” The timeline of figuring out when Rackley would be cancer-free took about a year. When she had her surgery to remove the cancer, her pathology came back clean but without clean margins. She had to wait an entire year to do the next testing to make sure that everything was gone. “So I had multiple procedures which ended up with a hysterectomy. And luckily it was all contained, and so I didn’t have any lymph nodes or anything else associated.” These days, Rackley goes for an annual check-up to make sure the cancer has not come back. “My treatment and options would have been a lot less, I think, had I not caught it so early. So that is my biggest thing now is advocacy for prevention and screenings. Because the earlier you get it, the more options are available for treatment.” Enduring and persevering through cancer would have been a lot harder for Rackley if it was not for her family and friends being there for her. Rackley added, “I think having my family supporting me and having friends and people I care about being there if I needed to talk, or just have that support, is really important. I couldn’t imagine doing that alone.” Relay for Life is an inspiring and emotional event for anyone who attends or participates. Speeches from caretakers and survivors

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FIDUCIARY VS. HONESTY A real estate agent owes a different duty of care to different parties in the transaction. Put broadly, there are two main levels of care – a fiduciary duty and a duty of honest dealings. Fiduciary care is the highest legal level of care and honest dealings would be a step below that. A listing agent represents the seller, and therefore that agent has a fiduciary duty to the seller. This means they are supposed to try to get them the highest price for the property at the best possible terms available. If a seller receives an unsolicited offer on their property for $500,000 before it goes active on the MLS but their listing agent sincerely thinks it’s worth $550,000, they should do their best to convince the seller to either negotiate for a higher price, or delay responding to the offer until it’s exposed it to the market. That same listing agent owes only a duty of being honest to the buyer (assuming they aren’t representing them and the buyer has their own agent who WILL have

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When is it more than a senior moment? Many seniors, myself included, have “senior moments.” I will be telling a story or chatting with a friend on the phone and I have trouble recalling the right word. Sometimes, my friend will finish my sentence, and vice versa, but it’s a bit frustrating. As we age, Senior some memory loss is orner quite normal. I have heard that we have so much knowledge in our mental file cabinet that it takes a little longer to retrieve it, but I doubt that is really the case. It’s a nice thought, though. Marla There are several Luckhardt forms of brain-related ailments (dementia) and Alzheimer’s disease is the most brutal. So, how can you tell a harmless senior moment from Alzheimer’s? Statistics show that as many as one in eight people 65 and older have this devastating form of dementia. In its first stages, Alzheimer’s may not be obvious, but there are some early warning signs to watch for. In addition to memory loss, Alzheimer’s can cause confusion and basic behavior changes. Getting lost in familiar places, mood swings and lapses in judgment are also common, as is a lapse in basic hygiene. Individuals with the disease may start wearing stained clothes or frequently forget to wash their hair.

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main factors. According to AARP, these scientists have created a set of 28 genetically altered mice who are reacting in a similar way to humans with the disease. With more studies, they are optimistic that this will lead to new therapies. If someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are a few things you should be aware of if you are their caregiver. First and foremost is to make sure you have plenty of support, whether it is with a group or other family members. Your good health and strength are imperative for you to be able to help the person you are caring for. Alzheimer’s has no clock. It is a 24-hour job. Get some help. There are two local daycare centers you can take someone to for a wonderful day of companionship and activities while you take a break and relax for a few hours. The Bedford Center in Antioch and St. Anne Village Respite Care in Byron are safe and very affordable options.

While caring for someone with dementia of any kind, remember to have patience with the patient. Their frustration increases when yours does. Breathe. Never talk down to the person or treat them like an infant. A high-pitched, baby-talk sort of voice — sometimes called ‘elderspeak’ — is not fitting for communicating with adults. Regardless of how much the person with dementia can or cannot understand, treat him or her with honor and use a respectful tone of voice. Always try to use their name instead of “dear” or “honey,” even if it is something you have used before to show endearment. Many patients appreciate a gentle touch, but it’s important to know how they feel about physical contact. It can be an effective way to communicate that you care, but tread softly and always be mindful of their reactions. Also, if the person is seated, bend down to their level, smile and make eye contact. Avoid too many questions. Don’t use slang. Only speak loud enough for the person to properly hear you. And remember that dementia of any kind takes its toll on both the patient and the caregiver. I pray that, someday, medical advancements will make it so no one has to write articles like this anymore. Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with senior care and advocacy groups. Email her at marla2054@ aol.com.

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Alan Ronald Mathews

Dec. 13, 1943 to March 7, 2019 Alan Ronald Matthews, a resident of Brentwood, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the age of 75, in Temecula, California, on the way to his next adventure in Arizona. Alan touched many lives with his humor, charming personality and positive outlook on life. Alan was born in Woodridge, New Jersey, to Howard and Anne Mathews and relocated with his family to California in 1951. Alan graduated from Washington High School in Fremont in 1961, and joined the California National Guard as a reservist. His began his career as a welder for Peterbilt, then Kaiser Sand & Gravel shortly thereafter. He then went to work for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he retired in 2002 after more than 20 years. Upon his retirement, Alan continued to work on his golf game and enjoy wine, two of his favorite pastimes. He traveled to many amazing places around the world, and spent much of his time at his cabin in Arnold. He

loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Alan was an active member of several area golf associations and was recently elected to the Summerset Country Club Board of Directors. Alan is survived by his loving partner of 5 years, Kaytee Lively; sons Derrick and Timothy Mathews; daughters-in-law Tasha and Monica Mathews; grandchildren Blaine, Reed, Garret, Grace, and Katelin Mathews and Ashley, Austin and Peyton Williams; as well as his nephews, Henry and Mark Mathews; and niece Vanessa Yelavich; and other extended family. He was preceded in passing by his brother Howard Mathews of Pleasanton. Family and friends attended a celebration of Alan’s life on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Campos Family Vineyards in Byron.

David Edward Wollaston

He became famous for his biscuits and gravy and his Wally Burger. He retired from the restaurant in 2004, and became a mini cattle rancher. That all started when he found a little halfalive calf beside the road and brought her home and nursed her back to life, naming her Lucky. David also loved the Delta where he started weekending in 1973 at Boyd’s Harbor, now the Rusty Porthole. He housed his boat at Sugar Barge. He loved driving his motor home. He could drive all day, stopping at all the dumps or old car yards to talk to the owners about their relics. David loved his hot rods, old cars and all kinds of collectables. He did not know a stranger. Military burial service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on March 22, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. A Celebration of Life is planned at his Mini Ranch on June 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. Additional information at  www. traditioncare.com

February 27, 1940 – January 17, 2019 David Edward Wollaston, 78, of Bethel Island, California was born on Feb. 27, 1940, to Arthur Eric Wollaston and Alice Wollaston in Spokane Washington. He passed away to be in heaven with his Savior on Jan. 17, 2019, peacefully at his home where he wanted to be. He was drafted into the Army in 1965 and served in the Vietnam War. He left the service in Sep. 1967. When he came home, he met the woman who would become his wife of 50 years, Delores “Dee” Wollaston. They married on Oct. 8, 1968. While serving in Vietnam, he was exposed to Agent Orange and was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL) in 2014. He left behind three living children: Julie Kay Wollaston, Kelly Ann Wasilchen and Jeffrey Alan Wasilchen; six grandchildren, Alexis Marie Elliott, Anthony David Wollaston and Greggory, Brandon, Emma and Luke Wasilchen. He was preceded in death by one son, Greggory P. Wasilchen, on Aug. 12, 2015. David moved to Bethel Island from San Jose when he sold his Industrial Catering Business to build and open the infamous Wally’s Restaurant and Deli on Dec. 7, 1981. AD size:

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make a better world.   Myhre (clarinet, vocals, washboard) and Ousley (acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, banjo) form the roots of the Bumper Jacksons. Together with Dave Hadley (pedal steel), Alex Lacquement (upright bass, vocals), Dan Samuels (drums), and Joe Brotherton (trumpet), they have released three albums, including their most recent, “I’ve Never Met a Stranger.” Theirs is a true roots sound that grabs your soul. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, the Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps. One of the goals of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is to encourage audiences to branch out and try artists, mu-

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Preparing for California’s wildfire season The California Fire Foundation (CFF), in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), has launched a wildfire safety and preparedness public education campaign to better inform residents on key steps and precautions to take in preparing for the wildfire season. The Prepare for Wildfire campaign, with materials available in English and Spanish, is part of the foundation’s Firefighters on Your Side program which provides critical fire safety information and public service announcements (PSA) in multiple languages, targeting underserved communities. California is experiencing the impacts of climate change with drought, extreme weather variations and increasingly dangerous wildfires plaguing the state on a regular basis. Over the past 12 months, California has witnessed three of the 10 most destructive wildfires in history. The statewide campaign’s goal is to make sure residents are ready for the next wildfire. A major focus has been placed on reaching the underserved Latino communities in high-risk wildfire areas with bilingual materials available to ensure the message of preparedness reaches as many people as possible. The Prepare for Wildfire campaign has developed printed and downloadable informational material on what families can do to prepare, and created PSA videos to walk residents through these important precautions. The foundation has partnered with community groups statewide to disseminate the informational material. CFF has also been working closely with major TV outlets to distribute the PSA videos across the state in English and Spanish. “Large, destructive and deadly wildfires caused by climate change have become the new normal in California,” said Rick Martinez, retired Sacramento Metro Fire Department chief and a board member of the California Fire Foundation. “Wildfires can happen at any time, and we hope that our safety messages can help reduce the number of casualties and lives lost every year from wildfires. We cannot and will not have a repeat of 2018.” Below are safety tips all families should observe throughout the year to be prepared for wildfires: 1. GET READY • Clear dry vegetation and tall grass from at least 100 feet around your home. • Harden your home with fire-safe materials. • Watch for Red Flag Warning alerts and fire weather bulletins at weather. gov. • Plan and practice at least two different evacuation routes. 2. GET SET • Establish an action plan including critical phone numbers and a meeting area.

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Oakley male identified in weekend shooting death The Antioch Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual involved in the shooting death of a 20 year-old male Saturday night in Antioch. On March 9 at approximately 9:12 p.m., Antioch police officers responded to West 19th Street near D Street following a call of several gunshots in the area. Dispatchers reported that two subjects had been shot. Casey Grijalva, 20, of Oakley, was found near the front of the residence, and another unidentified victim, 25 years old, was discovered lying in the street. Officers immediately provided first aid to the victims until ambulance and Contra Costa County Fire paramed-

ics arrived. Paramedics transported both victims to a local area trauma center. The 25 year-old victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries, and Grijalva later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect fled the area prior to police arriving and is still at large. The homicide is under investigation and evidence is being collected. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at 925-778-2441, or Detective Bledsoe at 925-779-6884. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

Delta Quilters to host sewing room tour The Delta Quilters, whose purpose is to cherish and preserve the tradition, community and beauty of quilting, are inviting local sewing enthusiasts to tour the sewing spaces of six local quilters. All tour sites are convenient to one another in the Oakley area. On Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees may tour the stops in any order. Highlights of the tour will be the opportunity to view the sewing room, studio or space to see how the hostess organizes her sewing space. Affiliate members of the Guild have been invited to demonstrate a tool or technique

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Entering Freedom High Schools’ Richards/Kelly Memorial third-place doubles match last week, Heritage’s Gabriel Sison and Thomas Hall had a little extra incentive, besides capturing a trophy, to quickly win. Hall needed to get to his job. The Patriots’ duo did the trick, knocking off San Leandro’s Joshua Rodriguez and Sonny Lew 6-4, to finish the special day-long tournament with a victory. “We lost in the semifinals, so we were just thinking, ‘Let’s have fun with the last game and play how we want to,’” said Sison, speaking for the team after Hall had to leave to get to work. “We hit the shots we wanted, and it worked out in the end.” Sison and Hall, the tournament’s top Bay Valley Athletic League finishers, knocked off Lincoln High’s David Kim and Eshan Arora 6-1, before defeating Bishop O’Dowd’s Justin Sin and Brendan O’Keefe 6-4, and San Leandro’s Jeremiah Rodriguez and Kaho Moon 6-4. Los Lomas High’s Yuri Guiotti and

Freedom High School tennis player Josh Matabuena returns a shot during the Richards/Kelly Boys’ Tennis Tournament. Matabuena was forced to pull out of the fifth-place singles match with cramps. Photo by Tony Kukulich

Niko Lim beat Sison and Hall 7-5 in the semifinals, but the Patriots’ pair weren’t down for long, doing away with Rodriguez and Lew to claim third. The usual two-day tournament was cut to one due to forecasted rain, testing players’ endurance. The 90-plus singles and doubles play-

ers began play at 9 a.m. and the tournament didn’t wrap up until nearly nine hours later. “They (the Heritage tennis players) didn’t put up a fuss about it,” said Heritage head coach Ed Dong, who noted his team runs a mile and a half each practice to maintain high endurance.

“They knew what it took to play at this level, and came through.” Sison said it was harder than it looked. “Each game was such a struggle to get in the groove,” he said. Los Lomas’ Matteo Rojas and Stanley Swe ended up defeating teammates Guiotti and Lim 7-6 (3) to claim the doubles title, while San Leandro’s Jeremiah Rodriguez and Kaho Moon emerged in fifth place, beating Tracy High’s Ethan Brown and Moses Noda 6-2. Freedom’s Josh Matabuena, the topplacing BVAL singles player, was forced to withdraw from his fifth-place match with Los Lomas’ Cedric Lim after suffering cramps. Matabuena picked up wins over Bishop O’Dowd’s Brandon Khuu and Liberty’s Marrian Gutierrez, before falling to eventual champion Tyler Shih, of Tracy High, 7-5 in the third round. Shih defeated Bishop O’Dowd’s Cole Forth 6-2 to capture the singles title, and Los Lomas’ Andre Grenville secured third, in a 6-1 victory over teammate Trevor Fong. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia/slideshows To comment, visit www.thepress.net

All-league wrestling, soccer teams named The Bay Valley Athletic League recently announced its fall wrestling and boys’ soccer all-stars. Wrestling MVP Adrian Chavez, Liberty First team 108-Albert Truong (Freedom), 115 - CJ Arana (Antioch), 122 - Nolan Marchetti (Freedom), 128 - Dakota Unpingco (Freedom), 134 - Cade IgnatovMartinez (Liberty), 140 - Casey Strand Jr (Liberty), 147 - Nate Paulson (Liberty), 154 - Daniel Canon (Liberty), 162 - Cody Pruis (Heritage), 172 - Caesar Borela (Heritage), 184 - Jacob Alves (Heritage), 197 - Adrian Chavez (Liberty), 222 Isaiah Chatman (Liberty), 287 - Wyatt Word (Liberty) Second team 108 - Rupert Penaflor (Liberty), 115 - Josh Gonzalez (Liberty), 122 - Caleb Waller (Heritage), 128 - Cole Gregerson (Liberty), 134 - Elijah Sanchez (Heritage), 140 - Alec Acuavera (Pittsburg), 147 Daniel Feustal (Freedom), 154 - Jakari Harris (Antioch), 162 - Logan Morris (Liberty), 172 - Travis Laui (Pittsburg), 184 - Frank Tirado (Deer Valley), 197 - Mike Relei (Freedom), 222 - Brock Hammer (Liberty), 287 - Caleb Hunter (Freedom) Honorable mention 108 - Hunter Holguin (Heritage), 115 - Andrew Wagenaar (Heritage), 122 - Joe

Brasher (Liberty), 128 - Nathan Brennan (Heritage), 134 - Samuel Sosa (Deer Valley ), 140 - Zach Hammerschmidt (Freedom), 147 - Jack Baird (Heritage), 154 - Soren Fontes (Freedom), 162 - D. Rivera (Antioch), 172 - Kenny Valencia (Antioch) Boys soccer MVP- Ian Scheringer (Antioch) first team Xander Armatis (Heritage), Angel Gastelum (Heritage), Ian Scheringer (Antioch), Josue Guttierez (Liberty), Chris Hackley (Deer Valley), Quatama Massaquoi (Pittsburg), Jacob LePore

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The sixth-grade Bristow Middle School boys’ basketball team recently completed a stunning undefeated season. Each player contributed to the amazing season and showed how a team plays well together. Lead by coaches Kiko and Hector Ceja, these boys put in hard work on the court each day in practice and games. Photo courtesy of Bristow Middle School

(Freedom), Alberto Padilla (Freedom), Bryan Cruz (Freedom), Giovanni Maya (Freedom) Second team Griffin Lafleur (Heritage), Gustavo Orocio (Heritage), Jacob Craig (Heritage), Ryan Tolero (Liberty), Matt Wilmes (Deer Valley), Carlos Mojica (Pittsburg), Brendan Flores (Freedom), Brandon Botello (Freedom), Isaiah Lebron (Freedom), Alberto Perez (Freedom), Dan Doan (Antioch) Honorable mention Elias Orocio (Heritage), Ruben Huerta (Heritage), Ethan

Alberti (Liberty) , Estevan Sandoval (Deer Valley), David Torres (Pittsburg), Pedro Pantoja (Freedom), Estevan Ayala (Freedom), Hector Alcaraz (Freedom), Justin Villegas (Freedom), Alberto Castillon (Antioch) Sportsmanship Marcus Espinoza (Heritage), Jairo Nunes (Antioch), Josh Bagg (Liberty), Emerson Diaz (Pittsburg), Raylan Stowell (Deer Valley ), Jorge Villasenor (Freedom) To view the BVAL all-league teams for all sports, visit www.thepress.net.


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mmaculate Heart’s Wolf Pack recently bounced back from a late deficit to win the CYO Tournament of Champions by 1 point. The team is comprised of Jacob, Anthony, Tyler, Jordan, Elijah, Jiankai, Noah H., Callium, Noah F. and Barrett. Coach Hunter coaches the team. The 4th grade team went 12-0 for the season.

Biddy Sports will soon be launching its youth t-ball league to Oakley residents. The six-week spring session, designed for youth ages 3 to 5, will run for six Saturday mornings, from April 27 to June 8, at the recreation center’s ballfields on O’Hara Avenue. The cost is $68 for residents; $78 for non residents. The deadline to register is April 17. To register, call 625-7041.

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Stunting the competition The Freedom High School competitive stunt cheer team pulled out a thrilling 12-11 win over league-rival Liberty to win the NorCal Spring Stunt Invitational last week at Freedom. The Falcons and Lions went back and fourth through the final round of the competition before the Falcons pulled out the victory. Liberty led Freedom 7-6 at the end of the third quarter and the score was tied at 10 heading into the final routine.  To view a video and a slideshow of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia Photo by Tony Kukulich 

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as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 04/03/2019 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1195 COVERED WAGON DR, OAKLEY, CA 94561-2345 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $132,064.80 (Estimated) as of 03/15/2019. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than

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LEGALS the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postpone-

ments be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-7811. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled 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. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 ForTrustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be

used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0349599 To: OAKLEY PRESS 03/08/2019, 03/15/2019, 03/22/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79231 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001121-00 The name of the business: AB Marketing & Creative Located at: 1881 Lunger Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Alexis Bonn. 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: Alexis Bonn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2019 by Deputy L Mae Expires 2/22/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79356 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019.


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NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1. Bid Submission. The City of Brentwood (“City”), will accept sealed bids for its John Muir Parkway Extension - Phase II, CIP Project No.336-31683 (“Project”), by or before Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at its City Clerk’s office, located at Brentwood City Hall, Third Floor, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the First Floor Vista Conference Room at Brentwood City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. 2. Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at John Muir Parkway between Briones Valley Road and Concord Avenue, and is described as follows: new construction of John Muir Parkway north of Briones Valley Road (including utilities), and the construction of an access road to the Contra Costa County Flood Control District parcel. Improvements include, but are not limited to, storm drain, sanitary sewer, domestic water, non-potable water, irrigation water, grading, sidewalk, curb, gutter, pavement, signage, striping, landscaping, corrosion protection, joint trench and electroliers, complete and in satisfactory condition, all as shown on the plans and/ or as specified herein. 2.2 Time for Completion. The planned timeframe for beginning and completion of construction of the Project is: 120 working days. 2.3 Engineer’s Estimate. The City Engineer’s estimate for the cost of construction cost is: $4,420,000. 3. License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class “A” or combination of Class “C” Specialty Contractor’s License(s). 3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into a contract with a bidder without proof that the bidder and its subcontractors are registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work under Labor Code Section 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions. 4. Contract Documents. Bidders must request and obtain an electronic copy of the Contract Documents directly from the City of Brentwood (at no charge) by completing and submitting the “Document Request Form” located on the City’s website at https://www.brentwoodca.gov/ gov/pw/cip/pw_projects_out_to_bid. asp. The City may reject a bid submitted by a bidder that did not obtain the Contract Documents from the City as required. 5. Bid Proposal and Security. 5.1 Bid Proposal Form. Each Bid must be submitted using the Bid Proposal form provided with the Contract Documents. 5.2 Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the City of Brentwood, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that upon award of the bid, the bidder will execute the Contract and submit payment and performance bonds and insurance certificates as required by the Contract Documents within ten days after issuance of the Notice of Award. 6. Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1 General. This Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are available online at http://www.dir. ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. This Contract is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code Section 1771.4. 6.4 Federal Prevailing Wages. This Project is funded in whole or in part through federal funds and is therefore subject to federal prevailing wage requirements in addition to California prevailing wage requirements. Contractor and its Subcontractors are required to

pay the higher of the current applicable California rates, or current federal rates based upon the applicable Davis-Bacon Wage Decision, which is provided with Part F, Federal Requirements. 7. DBE Goal. This Contract is subject to a DBE participation goal of ten percent (10%) 8. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds for 100% of the Contract Price. 9. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code Section 22300. 10. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, and California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the Base Bid) for each Subcontractor who will perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents. No more than 50% of the Work may be performed by Subcontractors. 11. Instructions to Bidders. Additional information is provided in the Instructions to Bidders, which should be carefully reviewed before submitting a Bid Proposal. City of Brentwood /s/ Margaret Wimberly MMC, City Clerk; Dated: March 8, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79276 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 2019.

with a type 41 liquor license and expanded hours of operation past 10:00 p.m. and up to 1:30 a.m., located on a 12,044 square-foot parcel, on the southeast side of Oak Street, in between First Street to the northeast and Second Street to the southwest (APN 013-110-017). The project qualifies for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption under CEQA [CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(a)]. The Planning Commission action will be final unless an appeal is filed. Applicant: Joseph & Suzanne Nardone. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Christopher Rogers [(925) 516-5136 or crogers@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79342 Publish dates: March 15, 2019.

sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): HARRY G. TURNER AND JOSETTE M. TURNER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/29/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0043100-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/3/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $325,283.94 The purported property address is: 3211 CURLEW CONNEX, KNIGHTSEN, CA 94548 Assessor’s Parcel No. : 020-062-013 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-18842875-NJ. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee’s attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. 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. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-842875-NJ IDSPub #0150217 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 3/15/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 78929 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

Ramsdell Court In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Rose M. Lawrence. 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: Rose M. Lawrence. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2019 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 1/28/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-7678 79082 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/26/19. Signature of registrant: Juan E Osorio, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 27, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 2/27/2024 Antioch Press No. 061617 79241 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000587-00 The name of the business: Express Logistics Located at: 1261 Locust St #142 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, is hereby registered by the following owner: TBG Enterprises 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 1/29/2019. Signature of registrant: Naenia Fountain, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 29, 2019 by Deputy C Preston Expires 1/29/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79083 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 19, 2019, to consider the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING CHAPTER 17.795 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADDRESS REGULATION OF SMALL CELL WIRELESS FACILITIES, AND A NEW CITY COUNCIL POLICY (110-06) PERTAINING TO THE LOCAL REGULATION OF SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES. THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE ORDINANCE AND POLICY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO BOTH TO THE CITY COUNCIL, WHO WILL HAVE FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (“CEQA”) GUIDELINES § 15378 AND CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE § 21065, NEITHER THE ORDINANCE NOR THE PROPOSED POLICY IS A “PROJECT” BECAUSE THE ADOPTION OF EITHER THE ORDINANCE OR THE POLICY WOULD NOT BE AN ACTIVITY THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DIRECT PHYSICAL CHANGE OR REASONABLY FORESEEABLE INDIRECT PHYSICAL CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT. ACCORDINGLY, NEITHER THE ORDINANCE NOR THE POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CEQA. EVEN IF THE ORDINANCE OR POLICY QUALIFIED AS A “PROJECT” SUBJECT TO CEQA, PER CEQA GUIDELINES § 15061(B)(3), THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY THAT THIS PROJECT WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. Applicant: City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way. Further information may be obtained from Planning Manager Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. If you challenge the Planning Commission’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79347 Publish dates: March 15, 2019. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 19, 2019, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 18-015) for Brentwood Craft Beer, to operate a brewery

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 19, 2019, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for Conditional Use Permit No. 18-008 and Design Review No. 18-013 to allow the location of a preschool and after school care facility known as Love For Learning consisting of a 9,281 square foot building on one lot totaling approximately 38,376 square feet with related improvements located at 4640 Balfour Road (APN 010-171014). The project qualifies as a Class 32 categorical exemption under Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), in that the proposed project is characterized as in-fill development. The Planning Commission action will be final unless an appeal is filed.Applicant: 4640 Balfour Road, LLC Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@brentwoodca. gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79346 Publish dates: March 15, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Recording requested by: TS No. CA-18842875-NJ Order No.: 180500420-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/23/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued 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 LEGAL NOTICES the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the total amount (at the time of the iniNAME STATEMENT tial publication of the Notice of Sale) rea- File No. F-0000577-00 The name of the sonably estimated to be set forth below. business: Noteworthy Management The amount may be greater on the day of and Marketing Group Located at: 5231

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000664-00 The name of the business: Royally Me Photography Located at: 3724 Colonial Ct In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Yasmin Mari Delgado. This business is conducted by: An Individiual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2019. Signature of registrant: Yasmin Mari Delgado. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 31, 2019 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 1/31/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78893 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001112-00 The name of the business: Blue Line Real Estate & Property Management Located at: 5087 Lone Tree Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: ABJ Enterprises Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/21/19. Signature of registrant: Michael Barbanica, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 21, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/21/2024 Antioch Press No. 061617 79195 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001144-00 The name of the business: No Brakes Live Fit Training Club Located at: 1368 Sunset Drive In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Terrell Jones. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/19. Signature of registrant: Terrell Jones. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2/22/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79248 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001160-00 The name of the business: The Metalwright’s Shop Located at: 2340 Chardonnay Way In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Marc Douville. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/22/19. Signature of registrant: Marc Douville. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/22/24 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79261 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001180-00 The name of the business: Siclics Screen Printing Located at: 5010 Toyon Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Timothy Aaron O’Connor 2. Lisa Marie O’Connor. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Tim O’Connor, Lisa O’Connor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/25/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79325 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001239-00 The name of the business: Prime Diesel Services Located at: 4206 Belle Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: J Osorio Enterprises. This

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001248-00 The name of the business(es): Lumpy’s Diner Located at: 5891 Lonetree Way, Ste #A In: Antioch, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Angel’s Diner, Inc.. 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: Gena L Noack, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 27, 2019 by Deputy C. Dias Expires February 27, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79334 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 2019. ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after March 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. using an online auction at www.storagetreasures.com where said property has been stored and which are located at Diablo Mini Storage, 8265 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood, CA 94561 Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, misc. car parts, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following: Tenant Name Unit No. James Curtis RR51 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party Brentwood Press No. 021273 79271 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 2019. ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after March 22, at 9:00 a.m. using an online auction at www.storagetreasures.com where said property has been stored and which are located at Town Centre Self Storage, 345 Town Centre Terrace, Brentwood, Ca 94513 Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following: Tenant Name Unit No. Chris Manalo A213 Wenche Anderson B306 Esteban Maldonado B319 Michael Frazier B444 Dale English C509 Harold/Samuel Towe C532 Cheryl Hegel D913 Brooke Manning E1044 Christina Rivorgkham E1252 Christina Rivorgkham E1293 Tammy Luper E1270 Jasmyn Solis E1307 Alexis Little E1311 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party Brentwood Press No. 021273 79274 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000518-00 The name of the business: Fallas Paredes Located at: 13220 San Pablo Avenue In: San Pablo, CA 94806, is hereby registered by the following owner: Pegasus Trucking, 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 10/19/2018. Signature of registrant: Michael Fallas, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 25, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 1/25/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79109 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000751-00 The name of the business: Bebop Shop Located at: 1590 Autumn Valley Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Deborah Lynn Reed. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/19. Signature of registrant: Deborah Reed. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 5, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/5/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79197 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000753-00 The name of the business: Cerda’s Construction Located at: 2357 Arch Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Maria Violeta Orucuta Vazquez. 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: Maria Violeta Orucuta Vazquez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 5, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 2/5/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79042 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8,15, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000781-00 The name of the business(es): Sunny Day Service Located at: 1942 S. Forest Hill Place In: Danville, CA 94526, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Marshall. 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: Mark Marshall. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 06, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires February 6, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78980 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15,2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000790-00 The name of the business: Done Right Handyman Services Located at: 1360 Bellerose CT In: Brentwood, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: David Jeffrey Chavez. 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 Jeffrey Chavez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 6, 2019 by Deputy L Mae Expires 2/6/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79155 Publish dates: March 1, 8,15, 22, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000828-00 The name of the business: La Movida Night Club Located at: 14273 San Pablo Ave In: San Pablo, CA 94806 is hereby registered by the following owner: La Movida 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: Idalia Montecinos, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 7, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 2/7/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79157 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000865-00 The name of the business: A Tribe Called Yoga Located at: 238 Oak St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Magdalena Hurtado. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2019. Signature of registrant: Magdalena Hurtado. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 8, 2019 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 2/8/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79101 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

55 Broderick Dr #B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Douglas Lee Daley. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/19. Signature of registrant: Doug Daley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 15, 2019 by Deputy F Franklin Expires 2/15/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79126 Publish dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

Saunders. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/1/18. Signature of registrant: Michael Saunders. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 2/20/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79175 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019.

business name or names listed above on 1/6/14. Signature of registrant: Carmen Denise Chambers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2019 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 3/6/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79298 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019.

the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 15-1156-11. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/1/2019 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: 916-939-0772 www.nationwideposting. com Sindy Clements, Foreclosure Officer PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WOLF FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0349897 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 03/15/2019, 03/22/2019, 03/29/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79294 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, 2019.

itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-841957-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-9390772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-841957-JB IDSPub #0150368 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 3/15/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79025 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 2019.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Antonio Rodrigues SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Antonio Rodrigues CASE NUMBER: N19-0356 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Antonio Rodrigues filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Antonio Rodrigues to Proposed Name: Tony Rodriguez. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/24/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 2/25/2019 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79218 Publish Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001004-00 The name of the business: Kelly & Co Group Located at: 2603 Camino Ramon # 200 In: San Ramon, CA 94583, is hereby registered by the following owner: Kelly & Co Group. 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: Kelly Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 15, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/15/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79192 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000867-00 The name of the business: Collab Loft, LLC Located at: 238 Oak St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Collab Loft, 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 2/8/19. Signature of registrant: Magdalena Hurtado, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 8, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/8/2024 Brentwood Press No. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 02-1273 79119 Publish dates: February NAME STATEMENT 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019. File No. F-0001049-00 The name of the business: Beths Sweet Treats Located FICTITIOUS BUSINESS at: 2461 Crescent Way In: Discovery Bay, NAME STATEMENT CA 94505, is hereby registered by the folFile No. F-0000869-00 The name of the lowing owner: Elizabeth E McCants. This business: Illume Multimedia, LLC Lo- business is conducted by: An Individual. cated at: 238 Oak St In: Brentwood, CA The registrant commenced to transact 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- business under the fictitious business lowing owner: Illume Multimedia, LLC. name or names listed above on N/A. This business is conducted by: A Limted Signature of registrant: Elizabeth McLiability Co. The registrant commenced Cants. This statement was filed with the to transact business under the fictitious County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: business name or names listed above on February 19, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius 2/8/19. Signature of registrant: Matthew Expires 2/19/2024 Brentwood Press No. Valenzuela, President . This statement 02-1273 79196 Publish dates: March 1, was filed with the County Clerk of Contra 8, 15, 22, 2019. Costa County on: February 8, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/8/2024 BrentFICTITIOUS BUSINESS wood Press No. 02-1273 79120 Publish NAME STATEMENT dates: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019. File No. F-0001050-00 The name of the business: EAVE Located at: 1990 North FICTITIOUS BUSINESS California Blvd, Suite 755 In: Walnut NAME STATEMENT Creek, CA 94596, is hereby registered by File No. F-0000889-00 The name of the the following owner: Eave, Inc. This busibusiness: Salesflex LLC Located at: 414 ness is conducted by: A Corporation. The Cakebread Pl In: Brentwood, CA 94513, registrant commenced to transact busiis hereby registered by the following ness under the fictitious business name owner: Salesflex LLC. This business is or names listed above on N/A. Signature conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The of registrant: Saranathan Vasudevan, registrant commenced to transact busi- Chief Operating Officer. This statement ness under the fictitious business name was filed with the County Clerk of Conor names listed above on N/A. Signature tra Costa County on: February 19, 2019 of registrant: Dominic Ester, Managing by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2/19/2024 Member. This statement was filed with Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79232 the County Clerk of Contra Costa County Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. on: February 11, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2/11/2024 Brentwood Press No. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 02-1273 79051 Publish dates: February NAME STATEMENT 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2019. File No. F-0001056-00 The name of the business: The Hair Loft & Bridal Co. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Located at: 1280 Cenral Blvd. Suite J1 NAME STATEMENT In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby File No. F-0000982-00 The name of the registered by the following owner: 1. business(es): Artesanias Mexicanas Louise Noack 2. Katie McDaniel. This HAC Located at: 4567 Century Blvd In: business is conducted by: Co-Partners. Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered The registrant commenced to transact by the following owner: Jesus Ibarra. This business under the fictitious business business is conducted by: An Individual. name or names listed above on 2/19/19. The registrant commenced to transact Signature of registrant: Louise Noack. business under the fictitious business This statement was filed with the County name or names listed above on N/A. Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FebruSignature of registrant: Jesus Ibarra. ary 19, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires This statement was filed with the County 2/19/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Febru- 79322 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, ary 14, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires April 4, 2019. 2/14/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79194 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 2019. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001065-00 The name of the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business: Sol Textiles & Yoga Located NAME STATEMENT at: 33 Briarwood Ct In: Brentwood, CA File No. F-0000998-00 The name of the 94513, is hereby registered by the folbusiness: AVNZOTECH Located at: 277 lowing owner: Marisol G. Fuson. This Iris Rd In: Hercules, CA 94547, is hereby business is conducted by: An Individual. registered by the following owner: First The registrant commenced to transact Global Link LLC This business is conducted business under the fictitious business by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant name or names listed above on 2/1/19. commenced to transact business under Signature of registrant: Marisol G. Fuson. the fictitious business name or names This statement was filed with the County listed above on 2/15/19. Signature of Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February registrant: Nasir Hamdani (President). 20, 2019 by Deputy L Arosemena Expires This statement was filed with the County 2/20/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Febru- 79172 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, ary 15, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2019. 2/15/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79128 Publish dates: February 22, March FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 1, 8, 15, 2019. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001072-00 The name of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the business: Bay Area Voice Talent NAME STATEMENT Located at: 927 Island Palm Way In: File No. F-0001001-00 The name of the Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regisbusiness: Got 2 Celebrate Located at: tered by the following owner: Michael

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001186-00 The name of the business: Extreme Motorsports Located at: 8445 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner: RCKB Enterprises, 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 8/31/2007. Signature of registrant: Ralph Cole, Managing Member LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2019 by Deputy L Arosemena Expires 2/25/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79199 Publish dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001208-00 The name of the business: Mary’s Fashion Located at: 1500 Monument Blvd In: Concord, CA 92520, is hereby registered by the following owner: Maria de Jesus Cruz. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/4/17. Signature of registrant: Maria de Jesus Cruz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/26/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79249 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001209-00 The name of the business: Two Trees Skincare Located at: 2556 Hoffman Lane In: Byron, CA 94514, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Raquel Otis 2. Brian Otis . This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Raquel Otis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/26/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79257 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001213-00 The name of the business: Primary Colors Equestrians Located at: 1151 Bear Creek Rd In: Briones, CA 94553, is hereby registered by the following owner: Alexis Walters. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/26/2019. Signature of registrant: Alexis Walters. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 2/26/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79324 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001357-00 The name of the business: S and R Moving Services Located at: 1281 Glenwillow Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Shane Pylant. 2. Reese Farrow 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: Shane Pylant. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2019 by Deputy S Smith Expires 3/4/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79328 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001413-00 The name of the business: Nuttin’ But Suga’ Bakery Located at: 1713 Cypress St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Carmen Denise Chambers. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Business and Professional Codes #21700-21716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, StorQuest Self Storage in Brentwood, CA, will sell at public sale by competitive bidding the personal property of: Name: Joseph Pulido, Bryan Jester, Deron Middleton. Property to be sold: household goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer Company: www.storagetreasures. com The Sale will end at 10:00AM on March 28, 2019. Goods must be paid in CASH at site and removed at completion of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. StorQuest Self Storage 325 Guthrie Ln Brentwood, CA. 94513 925-322-1883 www.storagetreasures.com Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79267 Publish dates: March 8, 15, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 15-1156-11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个信 息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문 서에 정보 요약서가 있습니 다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀYPLEASE NOTE THAT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(d)(1) THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR ON THIS DOCUMENT BUT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED AND THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION NEED ONLY BE MAILED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: KEITH N BUTLER AND MARY E BUTLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 9/12/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0345853-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5315 GOLD CREEK CIRCLE (Area of BYRON)DISCOVERY BAY, CA A.P.N.: 011-500-075-4 Date of Sale: 4/10/2019 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $654,872.47, estimated 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-841957-JB Order No.: 180464705-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2005. 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): STEPHEN D MELANDER AND DEBORAH L MELANDER, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 7/20/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0266634-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/3/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $510,642.97 The purported property address is: 2025 NEWTON DR, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 019-240-085 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property

NOTICE OF WAREHOUSE LIEN SALE Please take notice that, in accordance with California Commercial Code Sections 7209 and 7210, notice having been given to all parties believed to claim an interest and the time specified for payment in the notice having expired, the undersigned is entitled to a warehouse lien against that certain mobilehome described as a 1957 PLYMOUTH mobilehome, decal number LAB7471, serial number 8104700212, now situated at 3505 Gateway Road, Space M108, Bethel Island, California 94511. The party believed to claim an interest in the mobilehome is Bart Kirk Blackketter. Take further notice that the mobilehome will be sold at public auction for removal only at 9:00 a.m. on April 2, 2019, at Santiago Island Village, Park Office, located at 3505 Gateway Road, Bethel Island, California 94511. In order to prevent the mobilehome from being sold at the noticed sale, the amount of $4,648.65 must be paid by any person claiming a right in the mobilehome, prior to the sale date, and the mo-bilehome must then be promptly removed from the park. This amount includes estimated storage charges, publication charges, attorneys fees, incidental and/or transportation charges, as provided in the Commercial Code, and is subject to further adjustment. Dowdall Law Offices, A.P.C.; Robin G. Eifler, Esq., 284 N. Glassell Street, Orange, California 92866; Attorneys and Authorized Agent for Santiago Island Village. 9659 CN958062 9659 Mar 15, 22, 2019. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79312 Publish dates: March 15, 22, 2019.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Elaine Marie Ortiz SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elaine Marie Ortiz CASE NUMBER: N19-0455 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Elaine Marie Ortiz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Elaine Marie Ortiz to Proposed Name: Elaine Marie Kilpatrick. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 05/08/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date:3/7/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79330 Publish Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jesus Alberto Contreras Hernandez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jesus Alberto Contreras CASE NUMBER: N19-0456 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jesus Alberto Contreras Hernandez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jesus Alberto Contreras Hernandez b. aka Jesus Alberto Contreras to Proposed Name: Jesus Alberto Contreras-Hernandez. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 05/08/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 03/01/2019 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79329 Publish Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2019.


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Way 4 ramp and Laurel Road. Feb. 17, 9:15 p.m. Complaints of fireworks were made on Laurel Road and Quail Valley Run. Feb. 18, 5:10 a.m. A suspicious person was stopped on Empire Avenue and Main Street. Feb. 18, 3:45 p.m. A traffic hazard was reported on Laurel Road and O’Hara Avenue. Feb. 18, 5:15 p.m. Authorities were notified of a vehicle trespassing on property on the 500 block of Lake Part Court. Feb. 19, 12:37 a.m. A warrant arrest was made in Taco Bell. Feb. 19, 6:59 a.m. A verbal dispute was taking place on the 1300 block of Walnut Meadows Drive. Feb. 19, 8:58 a.m. A person was reported littering on the 80 block of Carol Lane. Feb. 19, 1:44 p.m. A vehicle was towed from the 1900 block of Yosemite Circle. Feb. 19, 5:59 p.m. Threats were made on the 40 block of Heartwood Court. Feb. 19, 6:45 p.m. A DUI misdemeanor was reported on Laurel Road and Woodhill Drive. Feb. 20, 1:42 a.m. Authorities received complaints of a loud noise on Carol Lee Lane and Hill Avenue. Feb. 20, 9:22 a.m. A public nuisance was reported on Walnut Meadows and Walnut Ranch. Feb. 20, 12:39 p.m. A vehicle was stolen from the 400 block of Star Street. Feb. 20, 2:17 p.m. Suspicious circumstances occurred on the 30 block of Courtland Court. Feb. 20, 8:13 p.m. A person was reported trespassing on the 3000 block of Frandoras Circle. Feb. 21, 12:41 a.m. A person was said to have been assaulted with a deadly weapon on Prescott Circle and Picasso Drive. Feb. 21, 10:53 a.m. A reckless driver was reported on the 30 block Prescott Circle. Feb. 21, 4:21 p.m. A petty theft was reported on the 900 block of Almond Drive. Feb. 21, 6:32 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported on Lowell Court and Salvador Lane. Feb. 22, 5:31 a.m. A warrant arrest was made on the 5200 block of Neroly Road. Feb. 22, 3:41 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on the 2000 block of Laurel Road. Feb. 22, 4:28 p.m. A case of battery was reported on the 70 block of Vella Circle. Feb. 22, 8:54 p.m. A non-criminal related death was reported on the 10 block of Big Bend Court.

Feb. 23, 12:26 a.m. Authorities were notified of a loud party on the 100 block of Mira Vista Drive. Feb. 23, 12:04 p.m. A fraudulent credit card was used at a business on the 4300 block of Redwood Drive. Feb. 23, 9:18 p.m. Authorities received complaints of a barking dog on the 200 block of Amberwind Circle. Feb. 23, 10:39 p.m. A service to a citizen was made at Raley’s.

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homes, Nunn said. The area, owned by the Ginochio family and used for cattle grazing and dryland farming for around the last 150 years, is bordered by Deer Valley Road to the west, Balfour Road to the south and the city of Antioch to the north. Nunn has a contract with the Ginochio family to develop the property. The first step in bringing the expansion question before voters involves collecting around 3,500 Brentwood residents’ signatures, approving the move, Nunn said. “It’s a good plan, it’s a good use and it’s in the best interest of Brentwood, it really is,” he said. But talk of the potential change has sprouted a citizen-action group, the Alliance for a Better Brentwood, to protect the city’s community feel and farmland. “An age-55-and-over component or not, this development’s negative impact can’t be mitigated and leaves no jobs in its wake,” said Brentwood resident Kathy Griffin, who has spearheaded the opposition effort. If the urban limit line is expanded, and the project is allowed to proceed, it’s expected that at least 80 percent of it would be used for senior housing, with around 15-20 acres dedicated to commercial elements, which could include

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a winery, a farm-to-table restaurant or other attractions, Nunn said. Additionally, Nunn said the often traffic-plagued American Avenue, which currently terminates in front of Adams Middle School, would be extended to intersect with Balfour Road, which would be widened, and safety improvements made to Deer Valley Road. The unbuildable, steep portions of the property, such as the large hill that fronts Balfour Road, could be preserved for agriculture such as grapes and olives, Nunn noted. The earliest the project could break ground would be 2023, and it likely wouldn’t build-out until the 2040s, Nunn said. But opponents of the plan have already expressed concern it could forever change the residents’ quality of life, adding traffic and with long-term construction impacts further straining the already stressed fire and school districts, destroying the community separator between Brentwood and Antioch, and adding additional, unneeded senior housing. Griffin, who successfully fought similar proposed urban limit line changes in 2006 and 2010, pointed out that Brentwood already has 3,778 housing units approved, under construction or pending inside city limits. “Why would I approve a move of the

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Danville in recent years. “The idea behind the center is to help those just getting started with a new business, or those looking to grow beyond the kitchen table, achieve their desired goals,” said City Councilman Kevin Romick. “By providing a more professional work environment, with training and networking opportunities, these aspiring entrepreneurs could become our next major employers.” Dalman said the city is especially targeting its current 350 home-based businesses. “It’s definitely less (rent) than what you would pay if you went to an office,” he said.

“ An age-55-and-over component or not, this development’s negative impact can’t be mitigated and leaves no jobs in its wake.

Brentwood resident Kathy Griffin urban limit line for 2,400 more?” she said. Her first meeting to alert the public about her effort to stop the urban limit line expansion drew a crowd of 57, a number that has only grown. She said she feels the urban limit lines east and west of town shouldn’t even be considered until the city completes a development plan for a 431-acre property in the northwest — an area expected to one day feature 4 million square feet of commercial development, supporting 8,400 jobs, 2,100 housing units and 4,500 people. Nunn disputes many of these arguments, noting that senior communities generate 25 percent of the traffic of conventional housing projects, garner money for schools without adding children, add disposable income to the community, and attract improved medical services.

“This is kind of that in-between space. We wanted to make it inexpensive enough that it would be inviting to come to this space, but enough to cover our expenses and budget.”
 Tenants must sign a lease for a minimum of six months. There is also an option to extend leases for two six-month periods, Dalman said. “Once we fill up the center, we’ll most likely have turnover of tenants — most likely on an annual basis,” he added. The center will also host training programs, workshops and other economic development sessions. For more information on the center, visit www.ci.oakley. ca.us.

He also points out a huge buffer between Brentwood and Antioch would remain in the over 2,000-acre Roddy Ranch property that borders Deer Valley Road and is now part of the East Bay Regional Park District. The project would also bring muchneeded improvements to American Avenue and Balfour and Deer Valley roads, Nunn added. “I think it’s a nice project, I really do,” he said. “I know there is an element out there that wouldn’t like any project.” If the necessary amount of signatures are gathered in the months leading up to November, it’s expected the Brentwood City Council would put the measure on the ballot, Nunn said. Nunn noted that he and his partners would work with the already stressed fire district leading up to an election to address its obvious shortage of funds, and ensuing lack of adequate resources. The agency’s three current stations cover 249 square miles and an estimated 119,000 residents. But the opponents of the overall plan are quick to state they feel that any benefits of the proposed expansion effort wouldn’t outweigh the negatives it would bring to the community. “It’s unconscionable he (is) suggesting this project at this time,” said Brentwood resident Rod Flohr. To comment visit www.thepress.net

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Events Friday, March 15 2019 Annual Awards Gala

The 2019 Annual Awards Gala will take place at the Brentwood Community Center, from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $65 per person, $120 per couple and $600 for a table. For more information, contact Laura Young at Admin@brentwoodchamber. com, call 925-634-3344 or visit http://bit.ly/ thepressnet_brentwood_gala.

March for Meals with Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region presents March for Meals, at Brentwood’s City Park, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each year, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region rotates cities and holds a peaceful advocacy march to increase awareness of some of the issues faced by seniors – namely hunger and isolation. For more information, contact smeyer@ mowdr.org or 925-937-8311 or visit www. mowdiabloregion.org.

Saturday, March 16 Luck of the Irish Casino Night

Come to the Luck of the Irish Casino Night at 300 Presidio Lane in Pittsburg, from 5 to 11 p.m. Enjoy food, entertainment and casino play. Cost per person is $50. For more information, contact Carolyn August at info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com or 925-427-1611 or visit www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/upcoming-events.

La Vida Loca

The California Theatre presents La Vida Loca, from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Pittsburg California Theatre. Come see Mexican immigrant Carlos Manuel’s La Vida Loca monologue. Tickets are $10 to $12. For more information, contact Carolyn August at info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com or 925-427-1611 or visit www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/upcoming-events.

Home Remodeling Seminar

Join the Carey Brothers for a spring remodeling seminar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center. This event is free but reservations are required. For more information contact Carol Carey at carol@careybros.com or 1-877-734-6404 or visit http://careybros.com.

Sunday, March 17 Relay Ice Cream Social – Honoring Our Survivors

Relay for Life of the Delta presents Luck of the Relay Survivor Ice Cream Social at Elite Dance Studio, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come enjoy, games, prizes, raffles, sweet treats and more as we honor our survivors. Tickets are $5 while survivors are free. For more information, contact Tina Hannon at RelayPiratesTina@gmail.com or 707-548-3819 or visit www.facebook.com/ events/1006117889586193/.

Tuesday, March 19 Tip A Cop for Special Olympics

Brentwood Police Officers and Zephyr Grill & Bar will be collecting tips and donations at Zephyr Grill & Bar, from 5 to 8 p.m. The money collected will be donated to Special Olympics Northern California. For more information, contact Lynn Tei at ltei@zephyrgrill.com or 925-963-9649 or visit www.zephyrgrillbrentwood.com/events.html.

Thursday, March 21 Purim Under the Sea

The Chabad of the Delta presents Purim Under the Sea from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., at the Chabad of the Delta. Come enjoy a Purim party at sea with live fish, bubbles, delicious Kosher seafood, a multimedia Megillah reading, traditional ‘Hamantashen,’ L’chaims and more! Cost is $12. For more information, contact Mashie at Mashie@ JewishDelta.com, call 925-420-4999 or visit https://www.JewishDelta.com/Purim.

Brentwood Chamber Mixer

Starry Nites Studios hosts the Brentwood Chamber Mixer, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 2545 Sand Creek Road. Come and enjoy an evening of networking, refreshments and raffles. For more information, email Laura Young at admin@brentwoodchamber. com, call 925-634-3344 or visit http://bit.ly/ thepressnet_march_chambermixer.

Saturday, March 23 Blue Devils Crab Feed

The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps crab feed fundraiser will be held at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th Street, Antioch. This fundraiser offers an all-you-can-eat dinner of salad, garlic bread, pasta, marinated crab, wine and dessert. Tickets are $60, and doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Teresa Saunders at Teresa@ bluedevils.org or call 925-689-2918, ext. 3005.

Funk Festival Featuring EQ and 1st Ave. Revue

The Funk Festival Featuring EQ and 1st Ave. Revue will run from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Pittsburg California Theatre. Tickets are $26 to $36. For more information, contact Carolyn August at info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com or call 925-427-1611 or visit http://www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/upcoming-events/

Sunday, March 24 Live Organ and A Movie: The Goonies

The California Theatre presents Live Organ and a Movie: The Goonies, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at 351 Railroad Avenue. This event begins with Dave Moreno playing the theater’s historic organ with a selection of themed musical pieces followed by “Goonies.” This film follows a band of kids, who live in the Goon Docks, on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of a legendary 17th-century pirate. Cost is $6.50 per person. For more information, contact Carolyn August at info@ pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com 9254271611 or visit http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/ upcoming-events/.

Thursday, March 28 Live Music by Natural Blend

Brentwood Boogie Nites presents live music by Natural Blend, at the Brentwood Community Center, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 for preregistered members and $12 for preregistered nonmembers and bought at the door. For more information, contact the Brentwood Community Center at 925-516-5380.

Saturday, March 30 Frazier’s Lobster Feed Dinner

Assemblymember Jim Frazier will hold a lobster feed dinner, starting at 6 p.m., at the Antioch Community Center. Reservations are required and tickets are $100 per person. For more information and to reserve, contact Lisa Stratton Elliott at 916400-3721 or at lisa@strattonconsulting.net.

Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch Tri-Tip Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of the Delta will hold their annual tri-tip dinner, at VFW Hall, from 5 from 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and there will be live auctions. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for children under 10. For more information, contact Thomas McNell at tmcnell@comcast.net or 925757-9485 or Angel Luevano 925-813-2547.

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It’s not such a seller’s market as it was. It’s putting the buyer back in the driver’s seat as far as being able to negotiate.

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he real estate market can be difficult to follow at the best of times. Over the past

decade it’s been chaotic and unpredictable, but steadily rising home prices in the last several years have more

– Jim Graydon

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also risen. Though they have tapered off slightly this year, it’s enough to price some buyers out of the market. This will result in fewer offers for sellers, but those offers should still meet or exceed listing price, according to experts. Jim Graydon of All Phase Brokers has some advice for anyone thinking about placing an offer on a home: “My number one piece of advice is to always have your credit analyzed, because you want to make sure that there’s nothing on your report preventing you from getting your loan approved when you are making your offer.” He added that with the recently lowered

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Another hot topic among real estate experts? Millennial home buyers: Will they or won’t they? Many experts are saying that this is the year millennials will lead the market in home purchases, beating out both Gen Xers and baby boomers. And that the “me” generation will shop for a home like they do everything else: online. Sellers would be wise to invest in good listing photos and video tours. The Connors Real Estate Team can be reached at 925-956-9654, by email at homesbyjamie@comcast.net or online at www.connorsrealestateteam.com. Sasville Properties can be reached at 925-513-4483, or www.sasvilleproperties.com. All Phase Brokers can be reached at 925-584-9886 or at www.allphasebrokers. com.

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Making a difference one client at a time regret is that she didn’t start sooner.

“I love my job, the whole process, I just love it,” Connors said. “No two transactions are alike. I take something different away from each one.” Connor’s background in investment banking served her well when she switched career tracks to real estate in 2003. She brought her attention to detail and love of the game to helping people find their dream homes. Four years ago, she and her team joined the Dudum Real Estate Group in Brentwood. “Jamie is so good,” said Julie Del Santo, broker and owner of Dudum Real Estate. “She is one hundred percent about the client, with class and positive networking with other agents. She is consistently a top agent, not just in terms of sales volume, but in terms of integrity, ON THE COVER: Jamie Connors and her team, are seasoned professionals who work hard for their clients before, during and after the process. Photo by Bridget Homer.

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passion and skill. And she makes what’s an intimidating and crazy process in our roller coaster of an industry, fun.” Connors believes that getting to know her clients helps her to serve them better. She works hard to make them feel like friends and family, not just customers. “When you help someone find a house, you are with them for at least 45 days, so you get to know them,” explained Connors. “I don’t separate my business and my personal life; my business is my personal life. These clients become like family.” Connors has had the honor of many repeat clients during her time as an agent. Kristle Jones is one such client. Connors helped Jones and her husband find their first home in Brentwood, and five years later, Jones called on Connors to sell their home. Connors went above and beyond, even helping the couple find and purchase a new home in Southern California. “Jamie is pretty amazing,” Jones said. “You feel like you are the only one she is working for when you are with her. My husband and I call her the ‘dream maker,’ because whatever you want, she just makes it happen. And she doesn’t forget about you the second you have closed. She kept checking in on us and referred clients to my business, and just made us feel connected. She makes you feel like family.” Connors is a big believer in networking

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ark Beck has been inspecting homes for 17 years. As someone who

takes great pride in what he does, Beck has worked hard to build a reputation for honesty and reliability in East County. Originally, Beck owned a contracting company in Ohio, but once he moved to California, he spent several years working in the tech industry before deciding to go back into business for himself in Brentwood where he founded Home Inspections Plus. “One of my clients had once asked me to come and do a home inspection in Cincinnati,” said Beck. “I remembered I liked it, so I went and got myself certified and I’ve been doing it since.” Most of Beck’s business is related to real estate transactions. Either a buyer or their agent will reach out to Beck to schedule a home inspection, and he will come out and look at the whole

building, from foundation to roofing and everything in between. He also inspects pools, because, in January of 2017, state law changed to require that inspectors comment on safety enclosures around pools on properties. Once his visual inspection is done, he prepares a detailed report for his customers so they can be aware of any issues he has found. “From a buyer’s standpoint, the home inspection is information for them so they know exactly what they are getting,” explained Beck. “I encourage people to go to the inspection and talk to their inspector and Realtor.” Beck added that he welcomes his clients’ attendance at his inspection of their potential home, and let’s them know he’s willing to go over any issues he comes across. Jenni Sorrick, a realtor with Cal Bay Realty in Brentwood, has been calling on Beck to inspect her clients’ homes for ten years. She said she and her customers often attend the inspections. “Mark does a very thorough job,” Sorrick said. “He’s someone that I’ve always liked to meet at the property (with my clients) because he’s always really good about going over things he finds. He’s not just a hard worker, but a really good guy. He’s very honest and does a

Sellers may decide to get a home inspected before putting it on the market so they know what problems they are dealing with and can choose to repair items or not. With the exception of a few items, most items aren’t required (to be fixed) for the sale of a home. – Mark Beck, Home Inspections Plus thorough job.” Though most of his clientele are looking to purchase a home, Beck also gets calls from homeowners who are considering putting their house on the

market. “Sellers may decide to get a home inspected before putting it on the market so they know what problems they are dealing with and can choose to repair items or not,” said Beck. “With the exception of a few items, most items aren’t required (to be fixed) for the sale of a home.” Though home inspections are required in almost all home sales, home inspectors themselves are not regulated by the state; there’s no licensing procedure and just about anyone can call themself a “home inspector.” Beck cautioned that price isn’t always the best barometer to use when choosing someone to check out your future abode. “I’ve had people call me and say that (other inspectors) will do it for less, but I know that they aren’t always doing a great job,” Beck said. “Don’t make a decision about who to use for an inspector based on price. Due to a lack of regulations, you can get a poor inspector who will miss leaks or other issues. Then you wonder what you paid for.” For more information, call Home Inspections Plus at 925-240-0441, email them at m.beck@localinspector.com, or visit their website at www.localinspector. com.

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Why it’s smart to have a smart home

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cooling units while away from home. That means they can arrive each night to a comfortable home without having to run their HVAC systems all day while no one is home. In fact, the CNET/Coldwell Banker survey found 45 percent of Americans say that smart home products save them an average of $98.30 each month.

With all those devices, it’s no surprise that a greater number of people are embracing the smart home movement. Those who have yet to jump on the smart home bandwagon can benefit from learning more about them, and why it’s intelligent to have a smart home.

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According to SmartHomeUSA.com, the term “smart home” is commonly used to define residences in which appliances, lighting, heating and cooling units, televisions, computers, entertainment systems and security systems are capable of communicating with one another. Each of these components can be controlled remotely, typically via a smartphone.

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Whether you’re a developer or a single-family homeowner, real estate is an investment. Making a home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers is a great way to get a better return on your real estate investment. The CNET/Coldwell Banker survey found that 81 percent of buyers would be more likely to buy a home if smart home products were already installed. That can make the market for your home more competitive, ultimately earning you more money at resale. Smart homes are both the present and the future. Homeowners who want to make their homes more livable today and more marketable tomorrow should consider investing in smart home products. – Courtesy Metro Creative

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Small kitchen upgrades make a big difference

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any homeowners wish for expansive kitchens. Modernized kitchens

that include sought-after features and showcase the latest trends go a long way to improving the overall value of a home. As desirable as such kitchens may be, some homes simply don’t have enough space for a centerfold-worthy kitchen featuring an island, wine refrigerator and walk-in pantry. However, homeowners with small kitchens can still improve the form and function of their existing spaces.

Reconfigure and revamp cabinetry Homeowners with small kitchens often lament their lack of storage. Redesigning the layout of cabinets and possibly adding some more cabinetry may take care of certain storage issues. The experts at Merit Kitchens suggest improving corner space utilization with LeMans units, lazy susans and other gadgets to make access to these areas easier. Going vertical with wall cabinets that extend to the ceiling can add more storage, as can roll-in work carts.

Work with the walls Small kitchens require clever usage of vertical space. Vertical storage units, hooks, shelving and more can move items out of drawers and off of counters. Consider an under-the-cabinet toaster oven and microwave to create more counter space.

Use scaled-down appliances Shop with size in mind when looking at new appliances if you have a small kitchen. Compact versions won’t take up as much space as larger alternatives. Homeowners should consider the ultimate function of the kitchen and then think about which appliances will serve them well. Homeowners with small kitchens may not need a large stand mixer or an oversized commercial stove.

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First and foremost, speak to a local real estate agent who is knowledgeable about trends in the community. While a swimming pool may be a coveted feature in one area, it may impede sales in another.

hether home improvement projects are designed to improve the

interior or exterior of a house, focusing on renovations that make the most financial sense can benefit homeowners in the long run. The right renovations can be assets, if and when homeowners decide to sell their homes. So how does one get started? First and foremost, speak to a local real estate agent who is knowledgeable about trends in the community. While a swimming pool may be a coveted feature in one area, it may impede sales in another. It also helps to study generalized trends and data from various home improvement industry analysts to guide upcoming projects. The following outdoor projects are just a few renovations that tend to add value: Fire pit: A fire pit is a great place to gather most months of the year. Bob Vila and CBS News report that a fire pit realizes a 78 percent return on investment (ROI). Outdoor kitchen: Many buyers are looking to utilize their yards as an extension of interior

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Many different outdoor projects can add value to a home. living areas. Cooking, dining and even watching TV outdoors is increasingly popular. Outdoor living areas can be custom designed and built. In addition, prefabricated modular units that require a much smaller commitment of time and money are available. Patio: Homeowners who do not already have a patio will find that adding one can increase a home’s value. Patios help a home look neat, add useable space and may help a home to sell quickly. The

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Door update: Improve curb appeal with a new, high-end front door and garage doors. If that’s too expensive, a good cleaning and new coat of paint can make an old door look brand new. These easy fixes can instantly improve a home’s look. New landscaping: The National Association of Realtors says an outdoor makeover that includes well-thought-out landscaping can net 105 percent ROI. Installing a walkway, adding stone planters, mulching, and planting shrubs are ideas to consider. – Courtesy Metro Creative

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James W. Graydon All Phase Brokers (925) 584-9886 1145 Second St., Brentwood jwgraydon@aol.com www.AllPhaseBrokers.com BRE #01236065 NMLS #995241

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Building futures

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ationally-recognized experts on homebuilding and renovation Morris and James Carey, known as the Carey Bros., brought Festool, an Indiana-based power tool company, to Future Build in Pittsburg on Friday, March 8. The Carey Bros. recorded their weekly radio program, “On the House” at the event and interviewed Future Build student Juanita Smith, left. The Brentwood residents will also be hosting a remodeling seminar Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane, Brentwood. For more information, call 877-734-6404. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/slideshows

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Drysdale Properties

Donna Boland, GRI, Broker Associate Let me earn your Trust…

As a Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, I assist my clients with every aspect of a Real Estate transaction, from start to finish. Whether you are buying or selling, upsizing or downsizing, or looking for an investment property, I am here to help. I pride myself on my integrity and strong work ethic. My experience in both residential and commercial Real Estate gives me an edge in helping my clients fulfill their financial goals and help make their dreams come true. My passion for Real Estate started in college where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate. I took time off to raise my family and now have my career back at the forefront of my life. Education is very important to me and I continually look for new ways to bring value to my clients. While I enjoy working with all age groups, I recently found familiarity with the 55+ communities. Earning the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation gave me the knowledge and tools to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions. We have such gracious retirement

communities here in Brentwood with Summerset and Trilogy. I am a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), considered by many Real Estate professionals to be the most advanced and comprehensive training program available to Real Estate Agents in North America. I am also a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), which allows me to use my professional expertise and market knowledge to determine property values with the most accurate valuation analysis. My partnership with Berkshire Hathaway allows me immediate contact with over a thousand Drysdale Real Estate Agents. With 45 Bay Area Drysdale offices, each Agent receives an email notification when new homes hit the market. What does this mean for you? Maximum exposure of your property in the “Booming” Bay Area Real Estate Market! I’d like to earn your trust… Donna Boland, GRI, Broker Associate is located at 141 Sand Creek Road, Suite E in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-323-7570, or email at, donna. boland@bhhsdrysdale.com, or visit, www. askdonna4EBProperty.com. – Advertisement

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Raising the curtain on window coverings DAWNMARIE FEHR

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indow coverings are an important part of a well-appointed home.

Whether you are looking to spruce up a room prior to selling or simply adding your own style to your new home, Contra Costa Blinds (CCB) can help.

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– Matt Baker, Contra Costa Blinds Baker has also worked with many customers who want to install fresh window coverings upon moving into their new homes. Whether you are starting with a blank canvas, or exchanging old for new, CCB will have something perfect for you. Bruce Bohnsack of Discovery Bay used CCB’s services from afar when they purchased their home in town. “We had just bought a house here and were living in Virginia at the time,” said Bohnsack. “We contacted (CCB) and they were responsive and came out and did the job. The house had been a model home and there were few blinds in it, but basically they suggested different fabric and densities of fabrics on the blinds. And we are very happy with their recommendations.” Bohnsack is one of many satisfied customers in East County. Rob Brooker of Rob Brooker Painting has used CCB and recommends them to his clients. “Matt from Contra Costa Blinds is the best,” Brooker said. “I have used them a dozen times for different projects and will not call on anyone else. I have recommended him to several local customers after painting and they all have been happy.” For more information on Contra Costa Blinds, please call 925-240-0451, email Matt Baker at Matt@contracostablinds.com or visit www.contracostablinds.com.

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Matt Baker, owner at CCB, has some advice for those looking to stage a home for sale. He said the appearance of window coverings should be clean and minimal because, as most Realtors will tell you, it’s important to let all possible light into each space in a home. Here are Baker’s suggestions for prepping your windows for prospective buyers: ♦♦ Consider removing draperies, fabric-covered cornices or side panels. These all tend to be heavy and bulky and can make any room appear smaller. ♦♦ Clean and service any shutters. Make sure that louver pins, connectors, tilt bar staples and hardware are in place, secure and fully operable. ♦♦ Clean and service any horizontal blinds, roller shades or cellular shades. Make sure all cords are knot-free and that the product is fully functional. ♦♦ Service any motorized shades. Make sure that the batteries are changed, remote controls are available and that the product is fully operable. ♦♦ Clean and service any vertical products. Make sure that they fully traverse open and can rotate, which will allow them to be stacked and less conspicuous. “If the window treatment can’t be cleaned or opened to reveal the full window or door glass, you would probably be best served by removing it completely,” Baker suggests. “Buyers won’t generally pay much attention to something that’s not there, but will pay great attention to something that either doesn’t work or has a stain that won’t come out, a fabric tear or is missing parts.”

If the window treatment can’t be cleaned or opened to reveal the full window or door glass, you would probably be best served by removing it completely.

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Timeshares have long held appeal because they are marketed toward people who may not be able to buy a vacation home, but still want to vacation each year.

any people turn to timeshares as a way to enjoy annual vacations.

But is investing in a timeshare a financially sound decision? That depends on whom you ask. Getting the facts about how timeshares work and learning a few tricks can help anyone make an educated decision about them. In a timeshare, individuals purchase a property to use for vacations. Typically, they’ll use this property and the surrounding amenities once per year, and often must travel to the same location time and again. Timeshares have long held appeal because they are marketed toward people who may not be able to buy a vacation home, but still want to vacation each year. There are some advantages to timeshares. They provide a guaranteed vacation destination each year in a familiar place. This is great for people who value familiarity. Timeshares also make it possible to afford a vacation at an expensive resort. Sometimes a person can trade times or locations with other timeshare owners, enabling more versatility and new destination experiences. For those who have to skip a year, it may be possible

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Learn how to navigate timeshare purchases to find out if they’re a smart purchase for you. to sublet the timeshare or let family and friends use it, if the agreement allows. Timeshares have some notable drawbacks as well. Cost-efficiency is one notable shortcoming. The American Resort Development Association, a trade group for timeshare companies, suggests that the average cost of a timeshare is around $20,000, with an annual maintenance fee of $660. Those fees are paid even if the

resort isn’t used that year. Chances are a person can get a comparable vacation elsewhere for a lower cost, especially with the abundance of vacation property rentals available from traditional hotels, as well as sites such as AirBnB. A timeshare is not like a traditional real estate investment. According to Investopedia, it is an illiquid asset that is likely to lose value over time. Those

who decide to sell their timeshares often find they must do so at a deep discount. Furthermore, those who sell a timeshare at a loss may find the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t let them claim a capital loss, which is often the case with other investments and property. To make timeshares work better financially, individuals can opt to buy used, which is often at a fraction of the cost offered by resort developers for new units. Also, realize that a timeshare is a lifestyle purchase, not exactly a real estate investment. They are not a way to turn a profit. Try to purchase in desirable locations as well. Doing so increases the likelihood of resale in the future. – Courtesy Metro Creative

Patrick McCarran “Know Your Options”

As a Local Realtor & Mom of two boys, keeping your family happy is important to me. I am not only working smarter, but working harder to make sure your dream home becomes your reality!

• Sellers ask for a free list of staging tips • Contact me for a FREE Market Evaluation

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Susan Redgrave

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Patrick McCarran DRE# 01325072 In association with Realty One Group Elite DRE#01931601


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