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Residents ordered to stay home by Aly Brown Staff Writer

Contra Costa County was among six counties mandated to shelter in place this week in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In a press conference held Monday, March 16, health officers from Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties issued the health order for residents within the region to remain in their homes for a three-week period beginning St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. “I want to thank our federal partners and state partners, our firefighters, our elected officials, our municipal partners, our nonprofit partners,” said Dr. Ori Tzvieli, acting health officer for Contra Costa County. “This is a time where we as a community all have to come together and all of us have to work together to get through it. We know this is not the nor-

mal way of doing business; it’s going to take some sacrifice on all of our parts, but we’re doing this for all of the right reasons. We’re doing this to help prevent unnecessary death.” As of March 15, there were 273 cases of COVID-19 across the jurisdictions, with Santa Clara County being the epicenter for the Bay Area’s outbreak of the disease, which is spreading rapidly. “Shelter in place” means people may only leave their residences for essential activities and government functions. Unless a business is deemed essential, it must also shutter its doors during this time. Essential businesses include those that provide medical, food, utilities, media information, financial services, among others. Review the county’s health order, section 10, F, for a complete list of exempt businesses at https://bit.ly/3a5ExP2. Those who fail to comply with the see Ordered page 26A

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The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) took a step toward improving its funding and service to residents of the district, when fire board members approved a new impact fee schedule during their March 11 board meeting. “This is part of our strategic planning initiative to try to address and reinforce financial sustainability for the district,” said ECCFPD Fire Chief Brian Helmick. “One of the things we knew is that our impact fees were antiquated. When I came in in 2017, we knew that the fees had to be updated.” Impact fees are assessed to developers to offset the strain development will add to the fire district when new residential or commercial projects are constructed. The fees collected must be spent on capital projects, like the construction of new stations

necessitated by the added population, structures and traffic resulting from development. The purchase of equipment required to operate a new station can also be paid for by impact fees. Those fees cannot subsidize operational expenses like salaries that support the ongoing functioning of a station. According to Helmick, the current impact fee schedules for Oakley and Contra Costa County were established in the 1980s. Brentwood fees have been updated more regularly, but are still insufficient to offset the impact of development on fire services, Helmick explained. Because the district is not a land-use agency, it lacks the authority to implement changes to impact fees. That responsibility falls on the land-use agencies: the cities of Brentwood and Oakley, and Contra Costa County. “The fire district cannot implement or update these fees inde-

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pendent of the land-use agencies,” Helmick said. “Because they are in our interest and we know what we need, we are the ones that established and did the study that the cities, in turn, can adopt and utilize, and through resolution and ordinance, get the fees updated in their communities.” Under normal circumstances, getting the appropriate agencies to adopt the new fees might take only a reasonable amount of political wrangling. But as Brentwood City Manager Tim Ogden points out, the high degree of economic uncertainty wrought by the recent coronavirus pandemic could bring added scrutiny to the district’s request. “From me now, my primary question is about the timing of having the city council consider them with so much uncertainty from COVID-19 and its economic impacts later,” Ogden said. “Also, with much federal and state intervention lately incentivizing businesses and

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development out of fears for the economy, how these significant fee increases will be received now remains to be seen. I believe May was being considered by most of us, and that could change.” District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis, however, said she believes the county will move to accept the district’s recommendation. “Yes, I expect that we will move forward quickly with it,” Burgis said. “It’s important for everyone to understand that the government is going to continue to function in a normal way to provide essential services, and fire is absolutely an essential service.” While the ECCFPD covers 249 square miles and multiple municipalities, the recommended schedule applies fees uniformly across the district — a feature of the plan Helmick said was intentional. “We know what the needs are see Fees page 26A

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Veterans banners to go up in Oakley by Dawnmarie Fehr Correspondent

The Veterans of Oakley (VO) are now taking applications for veterans banners to hang on the lamp posts in front of Oakley City Hall. Similar to programs in Brentwood and Discovery Bay, Oakley is joining the growing number of cities across the country honoring their active military members and veterans for their service. Mike Dupray, who spearheaded the project for the past year, is happy to see an old idea finally come to fruition. “There were some requests, and one of our previous commanders had begun to work on it, but it got dropped by the wayside,” Dupray said. “Somebody brought it up to me, so I took the ball and ran with it. That was about a year

ago. It was kind of a hard push to find somebody who could make the banners and get the job done, but we found someone local who could do it.” Gary Harris of Harris Color Graphics Inc. has been in the graphic design business for 26 years. He was happy to help the group design a banner and went to the internet in search of inspiration. “You want to make it look as much ‘veterans’ as you can, with flags and the right coloring — red, white and blue,” Harris said. He presented some ideas to Dupray, who chose two of them and presented a plan to Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery. Once he had approval from Montgomery, Dupray began spreading the word. As designed, the banners will be 18 inches by 36 inches. Dupray’s organiza-

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In order to ensure all California citizens have the opportunity to acquire a REAL ID before the Oct. 1 deadline, District 11 assemblymembers Jim Frazier and Vince Fong have formally requested a three-year delay on the measure. Less than seven months before the deadline, roughly 16 million California residents still need to get in line at their local DMV to acquire this federally compliant identification card. “Over 7 million Californians have a REAL ID and the Department of Motor Vehicles estimates that 16 million Californians will need one by Oct. 1 of this year,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “That means 9 million people need to come into a DMV field office between now and October, 2 million more than in the entire previous two years combined.” The request is recognized as Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) No. 28, formally asking that the implementation of the October deadline be delayed to allow citizens more time to obtain their Real ID. The AJR requires the approval of both the Assembly and Senate to move forward, but it does not require the signature of the governor to take effect. Despite efforts to speed up the

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A phone ringing at 11 p.m. can strike fear in the heart of parent whose children are not at home. Elia Engelstad experienced that fear on Sunday, March 1, when a woman called to tell her of her son’s car accident. Wayne Engelstad Jr., had been driving on Lone Tree Way in Brentwood when another car struck his on the driver’s side. The dashboard collapsed on him, breaking his hip, leg and several ribs. It took firefighters 25 minutes to extricate him from the vehicle, by which time his family had arrived at the scene. “They showed up to the accident scene while the fire department was still trying to extricate Wayne from the car,” Michael Ray, Wayne’s uncle, recalled. “He was bleeding and in tremendous pain . . . they helicoptered him to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.” Todd Orlando of the Brentwood Police Department said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges have yet been filed. While the police suspect the driver of the other vehicle was under the influence, toxicology tests have still not confirmed this. If the police feel there is enough evidence to support a conviction of the other driver — whose name has not been released — they will forward the case to the district attorney’s office, where a de-

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The downtown community will assist with crowd control, but attendees are asked to be mindful and respectful of their farmers, neighbors, families and local businesses. The pop-up farmers market will be in accordance with all regulations, recommendations and mandates put forth by the Contra Costa Health Services, the City of Brentwood and the downtown community. For further information, email dbcbrentwood@gmail.com.

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Lenna Billeci assists Cynthia Loredo at a pop-up farmers market on the corner of Second and Oak streets in Brentwood, Wednesday, March 18. Billeci said she conceived the idea when she saw empty shelves in grocery stores and was aware that local farmers had produce for sale.

Bay Area Regional Park trails remain open to public Based on the shelter-in-place order issued through Tuesday, April 7 for six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — prohibiting nonessential business and directing residents to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible, the East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle has issued an emergency order specific to local regional parks and trails. “... For the health and safety of the public and our employees, park district environmental education centers, visitor centers and many of our developed public facilities — including bathrooms, water fountains and other amenities — are temporarily closed. All regional trails are open,” wrote Doyle in the order. The coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is an unprecedented and evolving situation. Please be aware, additional precautions and closures may be necessary. If you do visit a trail in a regional park, please follow all social-distancing requirements, and bring water and hand sanitizer. Due to minimal staffing, bathrooms and water fountains will not be available. Additionally, please do not congregate in parking lots or at trailheads, per the shelter-in-place social-

distancing requirements. East Bay Regional Park District has provided answers to some frequently asked questions: Can I visit Regional Parks? Yes, however, only trails will be open for use. All building facilities will be closed, including bathrooms, water fountains and other amenities. Visitors must follow social-distancing requirements (see above). What can I expect when visiting a Regional Park during the shelter-in-place order? Visitors can expect buildings, bathrooms and water fountains to be closed. There will also be no trash collection, and visitors must pack out all trash they bring into regional parks. Visitors may also see fewer park district staff in parks. The park district will be at

minimally required staffing levels while the shelter-inplace order is in effect. What parks are affected? All regional parks are affected by the closure of building facilities and amenities. Trails remain open in the following parks: Anthony Chabot, Antioch/ Oakley, Bay Point, Big Break, Bishop Ranch, Black Diamond Mines, Briones, Brushy Peak, Camp Arroyo, Carquinez Strait, Castle Rock, Claremont Canyon, Contra Loma, Coyote Hills, Crockett Hills, Crown Beach, Cull Canyon, Del Valle, Diablo Foothills, Don Castro, Dry Creek Pioneer, Dublin Hills, Five Canyons, Garin, Hayward Regional Shoreline, Huckleberry Botanic, Kennedy Grove, Lake Chabot, Las Trampas, Leona Canyon, Little Hills, Martin Luther King Jr., McLaughlin Eastshore, Miller/Knox, Mission Peak, Morgan Territory, Ohlone, Oyster Bay, Pleasanton Ridge, Point Isabel, Point Pinole, Quarry Lakes, Radke Martinez, Reinhardt Redwood, Roberts, Round Valley, San Pablo Bay, Shadow Cliffs, Sibley, Sobrante Ridge, Sunol, Sycamore Valley, Temescal, Tilden, Vargas Plateau, Waterbird, Wildcat Canyon. To read the park district’s order online or for more information, visit: ebparks.org/news/releases.htm.

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BYRON Feb. 3 An infraction was reported on the 14300 block of Byron Highway. Feb. 4 A warrant arrest was made near Byron Highway and Point of Timber Road. Feb. 10 A stolen vehicle was recovered near Byron Hot Springs and Holey roads. Feb. 11 Grand theft was reported on the 1700 block of State Route 4. Feb. 11 Domestic violence and injury of a spouse was reported near Byron Highway and State Route 4. Feb. 12 Petty theft was reported on the 14300 block of Byron Highway. Feb. 13 Petty theft of vehicle parts was reported at an unavailable location. Feb. 15 A residential burglary was reported on the 13900 block of Byron Highway. Feb. 15 A stolen vehicle was reported on the 14000 block of State Route 4. Feb. 18 A warrant arrest was made near Byron Highway and Taylor Lane. Feb. 18 A probation violation was reported near Bixler Road and State Route 4. Feb. 18 Petty theft was reported on the 700 block of Silver Hills Drive.

Feb. 19 An individual failed to obey a traffic officer near Byron Highway and State Route 4. Feb. 20 A warrant arrest was made at the intersection of Bixler Road and State Route 4. Feb. 22 The sale of dangerous drugs was reported near Bixler Road and State Route 4.

ANTIOCH March 1, 12:05 a.m. A robbery was reported on the 1100 block of E. 18th St. The suspect was wearing all black and had a gun. March 1, 9:56 a.m. An assault was reported on the 500 block of W. Tregallas Road. March 1, 4:36 p.m. An employee from a business on the 2500 block of Somersville Road called to report five adult female subjects harassing him. He said they stole shoes and shirts, and security was with them, arguing with them. He also said he had the subjects on camera. March 2, 3:59 p.m. A burglary was reported on the 2300 block of Arthur Way. The reporting person said subjects likely entered through a bedroom window. March 2, 9:09 p.m. A robbery was reported at a business on the 2500 block of Somersville Road. The subject was described as an adult male, 25 to 35 years old, wearing a black jacket, red shirt, jeans and red shoes, carrying

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BETHEL ISLAND Feb. 1 A domestic disturbance of the peace was reported at an unavailable location. Feb. 2 Corporal injury of a spouse was reported on the 3400 block of Stone Road. Feb. 3 Burglary was reported on the 1800 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 9 A warrant arrest was made on the 4400 block of Gateway Road. Feb. 11 Domestic battery was reported on the 1900 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 12 A warrant arrest was made at an unavailable location. Feb. 12 A warrant arrest was made on the 3500 block of Gateway Road. Feb. 16 A marine hazard was removed form the 2100 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 16 A noncriminal death was reported on the 1900 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 17 A warrant arrest was made near Bethel Island and Gateway roads. Feb. 17 A warrant arrest was made on the 2600 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 18 A noncriminal death was reported on the 3600 block of Stone Road. Feb. 20 A warrant arrest was made on the

3500 block of Alcott Circle. Feb. 21 A mentally ill commitment was made on the 2200 block of Taylor Road. Feb. 21 A warrant arrest was made near Bethel Island and Gateway roads. Feb. 21 A person in possession of dangerous drugs for sale was reported on the 6300 block of Bethel Island. Feb. 27 A warrant arrest was made at the intersection of Bethel Island and Stone roads.

KNIGHTSEN Feb. 8 A mentally ill commitment was made on the 4300 block of Knightsen Avenue. Feb. 9 Receiving of stolen property was reported on the 2300 block of Tule Lane. Feb. 13 Assault with a deadly weapon was reported on the 50 block of Broadway Lane. Feb. 15 A warrant arrest was made near the intersection of E. Cypress and Jersey Island roads. Feb. 15 Battery was reported on the 5300 block of Sellers Avenue. Feb. 20 A person in possession of dangerous drugs was reported on the 3500 block of Knightsen Avenue. Feb. 29 A person in possession of dangerous drugs was reported on the 2400 block of Knightsen Avenue.

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Brentwood’s Heritage High School is home to the Liberty Union High School District’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), and this spring, the program is preparing to wrap up its year with an awards ceremony. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Barrett Morris is the senior instructor for the Heritage program. He chose leadership of JROTC as a second career after 23 years in the Air Force. As the JROTC senior instructor, he guides the cadets as they build leadership and teamwork skills. Morris is in his first year as part of the program and said it’s going well so far. “It’s a great group of kids and a great program,” he said. “It’s not just military. We use the military construct to teach valuable life skills.” Morris supervises about 100 cadets, and 15 of them will receive awards next month. The group and the awards are sponsored by the many local veterans clubs — each of which will select a cadet for their award. One cadet will also receive a scholarship. “JROTC students have the opportunity to earn rank and medals while challenging themselves as part of a leadership team,” explained Morris. “That will improve their ability to lead people and manage tasks, while refining their communication skills. Additionally, there are several scholarships, pilot-training and leadership programs only available to JROTC students.” One of Morris’ students is Cadet Col. Sebastian Heinz, a senior at Heritage. Part of the program since his freshman year, and said he’s learned important character-building lessons. “It was something I was interested in as a freshman,” Heinz recalled. “I was looking for new and exciting opportunities, discovering

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Cadet Col. Sebastian Heinz new faces and all the extracurricular stuff that is offered after school was interesting to me.” Heinz said his favorite part of the program has been meeting new people and competing in JROTC events. “When we come together for competitions and events, the competitiveness and spirit is something else,” he said. “I couldn’t get enough of it the last four years.” Heinz and his fellow cadets are looking forward to the ceremony at the end of April. “It’s one of those ceremonies where we recognize the hard work and achievements of both the teams throughout the year and the exemplary work from individuals as they’ve achieved accomplishments that have really made a difference, both to the unit and the community,” Heinz said. “It’s one of those heartwarming events where we can really recognize those who have done a lot for us over the past year.” Heritage High School’s JROTC program is open to students attending Heritage, Liberty and Freedom high schools. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/thepress_jrotc. The award ceremony is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. Due to concerns regarding coronavirus, the ceremony may be canceled or rescheduled. For more information on the program or the ceremony, contact Morris at morrisb@luhsd.net. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), effective January 1, 2020 codifies and expands the California Supreme Court’s decision in the Dynamex case. Dynamex overturned 30 years of established law by holding that every worker will be presumed an employee, unless the hiring entity can show that the worker: (1) is free from daily control; (2) engages in work that is outside the ordinary course of the hiring entity; and (3) is actually operating his or her own business of the same nature as the work being performed for the hiring entity. It is unclear which, if any, portions of AB 5 will be retroactive. The Bill specifically states that the ABC test applies retroactively “with regard to wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission and violations of the Labor Code relating to wage orders” as do all exceptions “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The problem is that no one knows what the “maximum extent permitted by law” means because whether the Dynamex ABC test applies retroactively is currently before the California Supreme Court. Multiple “carve-outs” exist for a variety of occupations. For these occupations, employers must meet the Borello multi-factor test, which focuses on whether a company has control over the means and manner of performing the work at issue. Examples of exemptions include: • Insurance brokers

• Real estate agents • Contractors • Doctors • Professional services (marketing,humanresources administrator, grant writers, fine artists, graphic designers, travel agents) • Financial services (accountants, investment advisors, securities broker-dealers) • Direct sales • Professionals (lawyers, architects, engineers) • Freelance writers and photographers (no more than 35 submissions to same outlet per year) • Hair stylists and barbers • Estheticians, electrologists, and manicurists • Tutors Given the complexities of AB 5, it is no wonder that multiple lawsuits have been filed challenging its enforcement. Please contact Julie Ann Giammona of Ferber Law in the Brentwood office at 925.355.9800 or jgiammona@ferberlaw.com. Julie Ann, a passionate and loyal advocate for business owners, is a resident of Brentwood and has almost 30 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment matters.

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September 23, 1942 – March 9, 2020 Tom, the eldest child of Richard and Helen Cakebread, peacefully passed away at Sutter Delta Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He attended local schools in Brentwood and graduated from Liberty High School in 1960 with honors. While in high school, Tom was active in FFA, band, baseball and leadership. After graduation, he attended Modesto Community College

and had the opportunity to work at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Tom was a gifted horticulturist who used seeds and propagation to grow anything from the rarest of plants to the common favorites. He could grow it all! He was extremely knowledgeable of the plant world and fascinated by every aspect of it. He was happiest at home on the family ranch. There he could experiment and grow many things that he so generously shared with others. His olives were the family favorite. He was an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge and had a soft spot for animals. His life was a humble and simple one. He will be remembered for his firm handshake and his quick, mischievous grin. Predeceased by his daughters, Evelyn and Kristin; his parents; and sister, Lynette. He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline; grandchildren Francene and Joseph; and siblings, Karen, Jon, Marylin, Cathy, Susan and Melissa. Donations may be made in Tom’s name to the American Heart Association. Burial services will be private. Due to coronavirus concerns, Tom’s celebration of life will be postponed until a later time. Tom himself had a compromised immune system and would not want anyone exposed to this virus.

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Oakley’s finances stable at mid-year by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Oakley’s finances are stable at the midway point of the fiscal year, according to the city’s finance director, Tim Przybyla. About 57.7% of the city’s expected yearly general fund revenues (a little over $20 million) have already materialized, and expenditures are hovering around 45.2% of expected figures. “Overall, the picture is good,” Przybyla said. “Revenues are coming in nicely. Expenditures are within budget.” Several general-fund major revenue streams are presently showing optimistic outlooks, bringing in about $1.1 million above the over $20 million fiscalyear revenue estimate. Property taxes are on track to be about 1.2% above projections; property tax in lieu of vehicle license fee funding is expected to come in at about 3.1% above estimates; police P6 fund-

ing should come in at about 7.7% above estimates; and sales tax figures are on track to hit projections. Additionally, anticipated developer fees have surpassed annual projections, with 185 single-family dwelling permits already issued and another 25 estimated for the remainder of the fiscal year. A total of only 113 were issued last year. On the expense side, all city departments are expected to stay within budget, even with a couple of mid-year adjustments. An estimated $55,000 will be added to pay for a previously planned police department locker and detective room expansion project, and an additional $25,000 in expenses will go toward citywide damaged property repair, primarily stemming from vehicle accidents. “There have been quite a few accidents or drunk drivers, where the vehicles have hit city properties and done damage,” Przybyla said. “A lot of times, they don’t have vehicle insurance.”

“ Overall, the picture is good. Revenues are coming in nicely. Expenditures are within budget.

Tim Przybyla, City of Oakley finance director The stable outlook for this fiscal year follows last year’s similar results, when the city’s fund balance was about $2 million more than expected, with $600,000 added to the general fund, Przybyla said. The continued positive news prompted city leaders to put $1.06 million toward paying 50% of the city’s California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) unfunded liability for a designated plan. This will save the city money in the long run,

Przybyla said. “(Committing the 1.06 million) and paying down the remaining 50% over five years will save the city $1.65 million of interest payments to CalPERS (currently at an interest rate of 7%) over the remaining life (of up to 30 years) for these various unfunded liabilities,” Przybyla affirmed in a city staff report. Several city officials lauded the city’s unique savings opportunity. “I think this a great opportunity to build on 20 years of good financial decisions,” said Councilmember Michael Krieg. Fellow Councilmember Randy Pope agreed. “I like paying off this chunk,” he said. “I’ll keep my fingers crossed that our projections continue, and we’ll have another 50% chunk, and we can knock off the rest of it.” To view the city’s complete budget update, visit page 84 at https://bit. ly/391vjlE.

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Wildkatz take bite out of Sac United After a three-month break for the high school season, the West Coast Soccer Club’s 05 girls’ team, WildKatz, recently continued NorCal NPL Champions League play with a match against Sacramento United. As the match began, the WildKatz started to dominate play and managed to take several shots on United’s goal. Miette Sessoms found the back of the net to put WildKatz on the board 1-0. Zusette Zamora put in a great cross that would find Giovanna Garcia in front of United’s goal and Garcia fired a shot past the keeper. The half would end with a WildKatz 2-0 lead. Minutes into the second half, Zamora would score a goal of her own on an assist from Alexia Berlin. Nadia Sherman sailed the ball over United’s keeper to make the score 4-0. The United managed to get a goal of their own, but the WildKatz defense and keeper shut them down for the rest of the match. Makena Ross dribbled the ball past many United defenders and sent the ball to the back of the net to put WildKatz up 5-1. Zamora and Sessoms would each add one more goal to the WildKatz lead and the match would end with a 7-1 victory. Next up for the WildKatz is the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 20 to 22. The WildKatz are slated to resume NorCal NPL State Cup play in April. In other recent West Coast action, U14 girls’ team, Krossfire ’06 National Premier League team traveled to San Francisco to compete in the 2020 Juventus Northern California Spring College Showcase the weekend of March 8.

The West Coast Wildkatz’s Miette Sessoms heads the ball past Sac United goalkeeper. The Wildkatz won the match 7-1.

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The team opened play against the always tough San Francisco Elite Academy 2006 girls’ blue squad. Both teams battled to create scoring chances. In the 18th minute, Payton Hoover snapped a Macy Kreighbaum pass past the keeper. The Krossfire would hold onto the 1-0 lead into halftime. The second half saw the Elite come out fighting, knocking in the equalizer 2 minutes into the half. The Krossfire answered back as Kayla Robinson launched

a shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms to take back the lead 2-1. Elite would answer back, though, resulting in a 2-2 draw. In the following game, the Krossfire lined up for the nightcap match against the Davis Legacy 06 White. While Krossfire managed to generate many scoring opportunities, they were not able to put them away. Davis snuck one in and handed Krossfire a 1-0 loss. The following day, the Krossfire sat

in fifth place with a match against a very physical Ajax United 06G green team. Both teams battled back and forth throughout the entire game. In the final minutes of the match, Hoover made a run down the right side of the field and sent in a beautiful cross to Ava Coverdale who perfectly netted the game winner, giving Krossfire the 1-0 victory and jumping them up in the standings to third place. – Courtesy of the West Coast Soccer Club

Spring sports season hangs in balance by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

As the coronavirus has gripped the nation, it’s also benched high school athletics for an unknown period of time. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the state’s high school sports governing body, has postponed a decision on the fate of the spring sports season until at least April 3, pending further advice from local, state and federal government agencies. “The CIF will continue to work with our schools and school districts with the health and well-being of student athletes and school communities as our priority,” said CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti. Locally, athletic leaders, coaches and players said they are experiencing a range of emotions amid the uncertain times of the pandemic. East County squads began playing without spectators in early March, and then play was suspended indefinitely just days later. The situation grew more precarious when six Bay Area counties instituted a three-week shelter-in-place

order earlier this week. “The fact is, there is a really, really big-picture thing going on right now,” said Heritage Athletic Director Nate Smith. “It’s affecting the entire country, the entire world. Our athletics are important to us, but we are in a scenario where we have to take care of a much bigger scenario first.” For many, however, the sting of being sidelined is tough to bear. For squads like the Heritage dance team, longawaited once-a-year events such as the West Coast Elite Nationals in Southern California have been shelved, leaving behind hours of prep time and a world of anticipation. “For some of these kids, it’s their last time being able to compete,” said head coach Miranda Hughes. “We’ve been working on these routines since summer, so almost a full year.” Antioch High coach Nitesh Singh can relate. He wrote on Twitter that he’s praying seniors get to finish their seasons. “Ahmon Jones qualified for state in the high jump,” he said. “Would do anything to see him compete in it.”

Amid the widespread feelings of sadness, frustration and uncertainty, some are hoping to make the best of the unexpected time. “We ask ourselves far too often ‘What do I want?’ instead of ‘Who do I want to be?’ in sports,” said Liberty coach Eric Morford. “The way we respond to hardships is a far greater opportunity for character building than any result an athlete may achieve.” Others, meanwhile, are hanging onto the hope that the uncertain times will turn in their favor, while keeping an eye on the larger health issue. “All Freedom coaches, including myself, are hopeful to return as soon as it is safe and the (Contra Costa Health Services) gives us the all-clear,” said Freedom Athletic Director Sandra Torres. “We miss being out there, and the athletes have worked hard to train for this season’s contest, and we hurt for them. However, as coaches and educators, there is nothing more important than the health of our athletes and our community members, and we understand that we are all doing what is necessary.” To read the CIF’s full statement on its delayed decision, visit https://bit.ly/2xPrnYi.


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Heritage teams defeat Vacaville The Heritage baseball and softball teams both emerged victorious against Vacaville on March 13. The Patriots’ baseball team (4-0) put up eight runs in the first inning en route to a 14-5 win. Casey Turturici led the way with a home run and five RBI (runs batted in); Keith Jones went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBI; Brandon Marion went 4-for-5 with two RBI; and Chaz Myers had a triple and two RBI. Heritage scored eight runs in the first, one in the second and two each in the fourth and six innings to seal the victory. The pitching quartet of Chase Goddard, Ryan Troye, Ryan Jackson and Felix Dominguez surrendered a combined five runs on six hits, while striking out six. Vacaville’s Bradley Taylor had two RBI in the loss, and Brian McClellin, Michael Brown and Brewster Mott added one each. Vacaville dropped to 2-2-1 in the loss. Meanwhile, the Heritage softball team pushed its record to 2-0 in a 6-3 win. The Patriots’ Savanah Whatley had two hits in the game, including a home run, and Kortney Marquez had two RBI. The Patriots are currently 2-0 this season, which also includes a 12-0 win over San Leandro on March 10.

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Heritage’s Ryan Jackson, seen here last season, and the Patriots recently defeated Vacaville on March 13, prior to the season being suspended due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.

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Athlete of the Week by Dawnmarie Fehr Correspondent

Name: Lyndsey Burrow School: Heritage High School Year: Senior Sport: Softball Coach: Ron Rivers

About: Lyndsey Burrow has been swinging a bat for most of her life. With 14 years of softball under her belt, Lyndsey is a force to be reckoned with in the outfield. “My dad has always thrown me in a bunch of sports,” she said. “There was a connection with softball over all other sports, and I just

felt like that was a sport I wanted to play . . . my main goal was to be the best that I could be. I really enjoyed it, and it was never something that I dreaded doing.” At Heritage High School, Lyndsey has become an integral part of the softball team, honing her skills both at practice and home — she said she hits three buckets of balls and throws two every day when she gets home. Her favorite part of the sport is the camaraderie that comes from being part of a team. “I love becoming friends with everybody, meeting new people and knowing you have teammates that

always have your back,” Lyndsey said. During her free time, Lyndsey enjoys bowling with her friends and working as a volunteer softball coach for young children.

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Liberty High track teams victorious over Freedom The Liberty and Freedom track and field teams recently battled, with the Liberty boys defeating Freedom 89-46 and the Liberty girls emerging 83-53.

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100 meters Liberty’s Zachary Card, 11.40 Liberty’s Justice Jackson, 11.55 Liberty’s Beau Dionio, 11.71 200 meters Liberty’s Beau Dionio, 22.82 Freedom’s Iyan Godwin, 23.27 Liberty’s Cody Muth, 23.54. 400 meters Liberty’s Cody Muth, 51.79 Liberty’s Jake Russel, 53.01 Freedom’s Curtis Trimble Jr., 55.70 800 meters Freedom’s Iyan Godwin, 2:00.03 Liberty’s Keene Sample, 2:09.86 Liberty’s Kyle Stoffregen, 2:10.82 1600 meters Freedom’s Wyatt Erickson, 4:39.76 Liberty’s Matias Rogers, 4:40.47 Freedom’s Joesiah Kriston, 4:41.22 3200 meters Liberty’s Nic Lewis, 10:09.85 Liberty’s Matias Rogers, 10:30.42 Freedom’s Wyatt Erickson, 10:46.58 110-meter hurdles Liberty’s Bryan Eidson, 19.36 Freedom’s Juan Martinez, 19.71 Liberty’s Kasey Gunderson, 19.76 300-meter hurdles Liberty’s Kasey Gunderson, 44.47 Freedom’s Juan Martinez, 44.97 Freedom’s Joseph Murray, 45.35 4x100-meter relay Liberty, 44.70 Freedom (Wilson Huang, Akolade Ogunyale, Dorsett Wright, Korbyn Lacy), 46.00 Liberty, 46.30 4x400-meter relay Liberty, 3:44.73 Freedom (Joseph Murphy, Iyan Godwin, Kweku Mensah and Stanford

O’Neil), 3:53.62 Liberty, 4:11.64 Shot put Freedom’s Ty Seligman, 47-08 Liberty’s Payton Zdroik, 43-07 Freedom’s Jacob Hawkins, 43-06 Discus Freedom’s Jacob Hawkins, 160-08 Liberty’s Akili Calhoun, 147-03 Freedom’s Ty Seligman, 137-01 High jump Liberty’s Bryan Eidson, 6-00 Freedom’s Akolade Ogunyale, 5-04 Liberty’s Bryce Grisard, 5-02 Pole vault Freedom’s Jaden Cortero, 10-00 Freedom’s Maddoxx Chau, 10-00 Liberty’s Alexander Walton, 9-06 Long jump Liberty’s Justice Jackson, 19-11 Liberty’s Bryan Eidson, 18-10.50 Liberty’s Ryan Munns, 18-06.50 Triple jump Liberty’s Justice Jackson, 41-10 Liberty’s Bryan Eidson, 38-05

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13:11.81 Liberty’s Karyss Mendes, 13:19.89 Liberty’s Megan Ratcliffe, 15:12.16 100-meter hurdles Freedom’s Kimberly Sepulveda, 19.54 Freedom’s Andrina Duque, 20.77 Liberty’s Chase Dionio, 21.06 300-meter hurdles Liberty’s Faith Cribbs, 57.74 Liberty’s Briana Adler, 58.21 Freedom’s Marissa Clenney, 1:01.76 4x100-meter relay Liberty, 55.86 Freedom (Savannah Martin, Khelajah Nelson, Juliana Kriston and Estella Wittstruck), 56.19 4x400-meter relay Liberty, 4:45.64 Freedom (Kylee Denver, Bianca Sanchez, Apikaila Jeong and Samantha Rogers), 4:50.18 Liberty, 4:55.51 Shot put Freedom’s Natalie Dominguez, 27-03 Freedom’s Tilema Latu, 26-10 Freedom’s Katie Murnane, 26-07 Discus Freedom’s Tilema Latu, 94-03 Freedom’s Kyla Mascardo, 76-07 Freedom’s Kemisola Kaka, 75-10 High jump Liberty’s Paige Lind, 4-04 Liberty’s Benetta Cruz, 4-04 Freedom’s Andrina Duque, 3-08 Pole vault Liberty’s Isabelle Carreon, 11-00 Freedom’s Michaela Santos, 8-00 Liberty’s Zoe McEntee, 6-00 Long jump Liberty’s Mersayis Shedd, 14-02 Freedom’s Andrina Duque, 13-06 Freedom’s Lisette Arroyo, 13-05 Triple jump Liberty’s Mersayis Shedd, 30-05.50 Liberty’s Paige Lind, 29-08 Freedom’s Lisette Arroyo, 29-07.50

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1. Bid Submission. The City of Brentwood (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Police Station Interior Painting (“Project”), by or before Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.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 at Brentwood City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. 2. Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at 9100 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood California, and is described as follows: Interior painting of Brentwood’s Police Station per the project plans. Work includes, but is not limited to, preparation and painting of walls, ceilings, painted doors and doorframes. Also included is preparation and staining of wooden chair rail and some wooden doors. 2.2 Time for Completion. The Project must be completed within 45 working days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about June 1, 2020, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding. 2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $150,000. 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 C-33 Painting and Decorating Contractor. 3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 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 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 within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award. 6. Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., 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 on file with the City and 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. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4. 7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents. 8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300. 9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcon-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001449 The name of the business(es): Fresh Edge Located at: 1105 E. Street In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Alvaro Martinez 2. Tamara Martinez 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: Tamara Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 5, 2020 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires March 5, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82068 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020.

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-18-830496-BF. 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 619645-7711 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-18-830496-BF IDSPub #0161287 3/13/2020 3/20/2020 3/27/2020 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82081 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000672 The name of the business(es): RW Properties Located at: 160 Eagle Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Robin Wagner 2. Jeffery Hernandez 3. Ronald Wagner 4. Frances Wagner. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-29-15. Signature of registrant: Robin Wagner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 31, 2020 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires January 31, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 021273 81917 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001042 The name of the business: The Psychological Services Group Located at: 8660 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Elizabeth Dansie. This business is conducted by: An Individual he registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/23/2008. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Dansie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2020 by Deputy J Graff Expires 2/18/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82038 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001256 The name of the business: Direct Protection Located at: 2447 Yosemite Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ryan Sharp. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2004. Signature of registrant: Ryan Sharp. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2020 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/26/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82035 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-00001027 The name of the business(es): 1. Americann Trophies 2. American Trophies Awards & Promotions 3. M/J Enterprises 4. American Trophies Awards & Engraving Located at: 516 West Third Street In: Antioch, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Jared H. Copeland 2. Michele R. Copeand. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1974. Signature of registrant: Michele Copeland & Jared H. Copeland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2020 by Deputy C. Pittmen Expires February 18, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 81962 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001112 The name of the business(es): Quick Service Mobile Notary Located at: 4033 Roberts Court In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Mauia. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2-21-18. Signature of registrant: Christine Mauia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 21, 2020 by Deputy L. Spence Expires February 21, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82127 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001216 The name of the business(es): Signified Law Located at: 5179 Lone Tree Way, Ste 531 In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Melanie Rae Tardell. 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: Melanie Tardell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2020 by Deputy C. Dias Expires February 25, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82012 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001448 The name of the business(es): House of Opportunities Located at: 5586 Leitrim Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.Stephanie Smith 2.Donald Smith 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: Stephanie Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 5, 2020 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires March 5, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82072 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001550 The name of the business(es): Hunter Repairs Located at: 4975 Westwood Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joshua Esposito. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3-10-20. Signature of registrant: Joshua Esposito. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2020 by Deputy S. Smith Expires March 10, 2025 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 82131 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-830496-BF Order No.: 730-1804673-70 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/7/2005. 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): Yulonda A Davis, a single individual and Margaret P Davis, a single individual as joint tenants Recorded: 12/19/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0484555-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/6/2020 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: $392, 565.82 The purported property address is: 413 E 14TH ST, ANTIOCH, CA 94509-2436 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 065211-006-5 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. Lot 6, Map of Tract No. 2404, filed February 29, 1956, Map Book 62, Pages 39-40, Contra Costa County Records. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tasheila Maria Moffett SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tasheila Moffett CASE NUMBER: N20-0346 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tasheila Marie Moffett filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tasheila Marie Moffett b. AKA Tashelia Marie Moffett to Proposed Name: Kari Maserati 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: 04/20/20 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 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: 02/19/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81964 Publish Dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000948 The name of the business(es): The Red Letter Company Located at: 5165 Concord Blvd In: Concord, CA 94521, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): The Red Letter Company 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: Christina Morales, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 11, 2020 by Deputy C. Dias Expires February 11, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81947 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000963 The name of the business(es): Cute Nails & Spa Located at: 317 Oak Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ngoc Thi Nguyen. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2-12-20. Signature of registrant: Ngoc Thi Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 12, 2020 by Deputy L. Arosemena Expires February 12, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81954 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000999 The name of the business: A Stage To Remember Located at: 185 Apple Hill Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Roxann Pomeroy. This business is conducted by: Roxann Pomeroy. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Roxann Pomeroy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2020 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2/14/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82039 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001015 The name of the business: JOHN’S TREE SERVICE Located at: 2563 E Leland Rd, Apt 103 In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Cortes Valencia. This business is conducted by: Juan Cortes Valencia. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/14/2020. Signature of registrant: Juan Cortes Valencia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2020 by Deputy C Dias Expires 2/14/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81899 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001029 The name of the business(es): O’Reilly Auto Parts #5997 Located at: 1165 B Arnold Drive In: Martinez, CA 94553, is hereby registered by the following owner: O’Reilly Auto 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Tom McFall, Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2020 by Deputy J Graff Expires 2/18/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82020 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001068 The name of the business(es): ERA Bookkeeping Located at: 3141 Concord Ave In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christina D. Ludwig. 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: Christina Ludwig. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 19, 2020 by Deputy J. Graff Expires February 19, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82073 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001070 The name of the business(es): Emaze Co. Located at: 3130 Balfour Road, Ste D170 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christina Uarunee Noriega. 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: Christina U Noriega. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 19, 2020 by Deputy S. Alvarez Expires February 19, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82018 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001071 The name of the business(es): The SUTTON Group Located at: 370 Park Street, Suite 13 In: Moraga, CA 94556, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Raymond Sutton. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3-30-93. Signature of registrant: John Raymond Sutton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 19, 2020 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires February 19, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81935 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001101 The name of the business(es): Life Starts Now Located at: 725 Ashbury Ave In: El Cerrito, CA 94530, is hereby registered by the following owner: Kevin Dale Hall Jr. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/20/20. Signature of registrant: Kevin Dale Hall Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2020 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 2/20/2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82033 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001110 The name of the business(es): JLD & Sons Located at: 161 Alberts Ave In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose Lopez Diaz. This business is conducted by: An Indivdual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2-1519. Signature of registrant: Jose Lopez Diaz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 21, 2020 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires February 21, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81963 Publish dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001261 The name of the business(es): Manic Motors Located at: 6240 Brentwood Blvd, STE A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Global Demand LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Rick Beal, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2020 by Deputy L. Arosemens Expires February 26, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82130 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001323 The name of the business(es): HardCash Industries Located at: 430 Lone Oak Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth Dana Hebert Jr.. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10-2019. Signature of registrant: Kenneth D. Hebert Jr.. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 28, 2020 by Deputy L. Spence Expires February 28, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82065 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001390 The name of the business(es): Dan’s Custom Iron Works, Wood Works & Automation Located at: 1028 Chamomile Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Hill. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2018. Signature of registrant: Daniel Hill. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 3, 2020 by Deputy C. Dias Expires March 3, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 021273 82060 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001396 The name of the business(es): Far Bay Management Located at: 2470 Grant Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wang, Xuxi. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3-3-20. Signature of registrant: Wang, XUXI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 3, 2020 by Deputy L. Arosemens Expires March 3, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82136 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001414 The name of the business(es): roselopezbooks Located at: 1000 Chamomile Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Javier Lopez 2. Donald J. Rose. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-1118. Signature of registrant: Javier Lopez, Donald J. Rose. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2020 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires March 4, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82056 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001425 The name of the business(es): Holland Associates Located at: 1251 St. Edmunds Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Lynn Edward Holland 2. Kathleen R. Holland This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-16-2009. Signature of registrant: Kathleen R. Holland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2020 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires March 4, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82057 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020.

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: DORNELL SMITH AND ALMA L SMITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 7/29/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0281664-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 790 BEGONIA DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA A.P.N.: 018-400-014 AND A LOAN MODIFICATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $611,331.42 RECORDED ON 7/30/2007 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 20070218656-00 Date of Sale: 3/30/2020 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: $781,284.45, 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 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 15-0626-11. 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: 2/19/2020 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: 916939-0772 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. NPP0368063 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 03/06/2020, 03/13/2020, 03/20/2020 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82010 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

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 619645-7711 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-19-871950-NJ IDSPub #0160732 3/6/2020 3/13/2020 3/20/2020 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 81902 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

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 http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms. aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1900286020 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 sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772 NPP0368266 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 03/13/2020, 03/20/2020, 03/27/2020 Brentwood Press No. 021273 82058 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2020.

pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $ 415,849.59. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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 http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms. aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1900285308 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 sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772 NPP0368236 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 03/06/2020, 03/13/2020, 03/20/2020 Brentwood Press No. 021273 82007 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

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: 4/15/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Must bring proof of residency to the hearing. Date: 2/21/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81981 Publish Dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001482 The name of the business(es): Gracie’s Closet Located at: 150 Fahmy Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Irene Stoops. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2-1-20. Signature of registrant: Irene Stoops. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: march 6, 2020 by Deputy P. Cornellus Expires March 6, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82135 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001500 The name of the business(es): The She Shed Located at: 2714 O’Hara Ave In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nicole Reyes. 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: Nicole Reyes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2020 by Deputy C. Preston Expires March 6, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82128 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001517 The name of the business(es): Native Hair Studio LLC Located at: 2200 Sand Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Native Hair Studio 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: Christian Oregel, Owner President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2020 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires March 9, 2025 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82142 Publish dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 15-0626-11 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 참고사 항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 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 7/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-871950-NJ Order No.: 191172634-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 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 BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LOIS BROUSSARD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0102269-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/6/2020 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: $376,520.67 The purported property address is: 31 SELENA COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. : 072-151-007 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-19-871950-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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 191240919-CA-MSI TS No.: CA1900286020 APN: 004-272-014 Property Address: 5330 WILLOW LAKE COURT DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/26/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/08/2020 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/30/2012, as Instrument No. 2012-0074255-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: PATRICIA PULLEY, A WIDOW, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 004-272-014 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5330 WILLOW LAKE COURT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $ 291,380.98. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8754881 TS No.: CA1900285308 APN: 008-550-0197 Property Address: 2428 IMPERIAL COURT DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505-1328 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/20/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/26/2020 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/27/2017, as Instrument No. 2017-0052702-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: RYAN MICHAEL SIMMERS AND KRISTYN NICOLE SIMMERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 008-550-019-7 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2428 IMPERIAL COURT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505-1328 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ashley Noonan SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ashley Noonan CASE NUMBER: N20-0308 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Ashley Noonan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ashley Megan Rose Noonan to Proposed Name: Ashley Megan Rose Linan. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jasvir Singh Shahi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jasvir Singh Shahi and Daljeet Kaur Shahi CASE NUMBER: N20-0292 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jasvir Singh Shahi and Daljeet Kaur Shahi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jasjeet Singh Shahi to Proposed Name: Jorawar Singh Shahi. 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: 4/3/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 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: 2/11/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81982 Publish Dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mohamad Salakh SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Mohamad Salakh CASE NUMBER: N20-0349 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Mohamad Salakh filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mohamad Salakh b. Shahed Salakh c. Farah Salakh d. Eleen Salakh to Proposed Name: a. Mike Attar b. Shahed Attar c. Farah Attar d. Eleen Attar. 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: 4/17/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 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: 2/20/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82030 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Shiori Kumakawa SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Shiori Kumakawa and Hong Wu CASE NUMBER: N20-0488 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Erin Wu filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Erin Wu to Proposed Name: Erin Kumakawa. 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: 05/11/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Must bring proof of residency to the hearing. Need consent of minor or her appearance at the hearing. Date: 03/09/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82120 Publish Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2020.

a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ayden Taylor Florez to Proposed Name: Ayden Taylor Martinez. 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: 4/7/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Must be served on father. Date: 4/7/2020 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81984 Publish Dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020.

tic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For Legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despué s de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citaciό n y Peticiό n para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefό nica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ό rdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambié n le puede ordenar que pague manutenciό n, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pό ngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informaciό n para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca .org) o ponié ndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders are on Page 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO - LAS Ó RDENES DE RESTRICCIΌN SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PÁ GINA 2: Las ό rdenes de restricciό n estά n en vigencia en cuanto a ambos cό nyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticiό n, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras ό rdenes. Cualquier agencia del orden pύ blico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ό rdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the

clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all of part of the fee and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCIÓ N DE CUOTAS: Si no puere pagar la cuota de presentaciό n pida al secretario un formulario de exenciό n de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticiό n de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court are: (El nombre y direcciό n de la corte son): Superior Court of California - County of Humboldt, 325 Fifth St., Eureka, CA 95501 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direcciό n y nύ mero de telé fono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Elaine Frances Reynolds - P.O. Box 98, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 496-4065 Date (Fecha): February 24, 2020 Clerk, by: (Secretario,por) Kim M. Bartleson, Jackson W, Deputy (Asistente) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 82029 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000992 The name of the business(es): East Bay Screen Printing Located at: 1783 Hemlock Ct In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Neal. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2020. Signature of registrant: Richard Neal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2020 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 2/14/2025 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 82031 Publish dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020.

ell 2. Robert Caruso 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: Austin Twitchell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2020 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires February 25, 2025 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 82059 Publish dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2020.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tamarin Nicole Martinez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tamarin Nicole Martinez CASE NUMBER: N20-0248 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tamarin Nicole Martinez filed

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order run the risk of being charged with a misdemeanor with possible fines or jail time. The intent of the order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, thus reducing possible deaths and relieving the strain on medical facilities and staff. Individuals must maintain a social distance of six feet when outside their homes or when using public transit, which will remain open to support those who must perform essential roles, such as those pertaining to law enforcement or health care. “We recognize that there is a lot of fear that has driven consumer behavior that is not helpful,” said City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo during the press conference. “We want to assure everyone that all the food delivery systems that we rely on every day, and have relied on for decades, are going to continue to be in place. No one should fear that they need to buy everything on the aisle; there’s going to be food.” This measure of ensuring food deliveries is applied to all counties, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order March 17, easing restrictions on commercial drivers engaged in support of emergency relief efforts. To read the full order, visit https://bit.ly/3a43p9R. With press releases from Newsom’s office issued nearly round the clock, East County adjusts with the rapid developments as the situation continues to unfold. Here’s what’s happening at local, county and state levels:

Local Oakley

During a brief emergency meeting held Tuesday evening, the City of Oakley City Council unanimously approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Tonight’s special meeting has been called to allow the council to vote on a resolution declaring the existence of an emergency to public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Kevin Romick, reading from a prepared statement. “The city is following the lead of the federal, state and county governments in this action.” While city operations are reduced, residents were encouraged to continue to report serious or essential issues, either by phone at 925-625-7000 or email at info@ci.oakley.ca.us. “Governments do not go out of business,” Romick said. “Having said that, given the policy set forth yesterday by public health officials from Contra Costa and five other Bay Area counties directing all business and governmental agencies to cease all nonessential operations at physical locations in the county. Oakley City Hall will be closed, but city business will not stop.”

Brentwood

Only the essential services that ensure public safety will remain open, while public access to city offices is closed. “We feel for everyone dealing with this chaos

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within the jurisdiction,” he said. “We wanted to make uniform fees across the jurisdiction. That is actually something that we worked to align — the cities and the county.” The ECCFPD strategic plan, adopted in December 2018, calls for nine engine stations in the district to accommodate all planned growth. They currently have stations in Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay. Three additional stations are required to cover the current population, and ECCFPD is presently considering proposals to generate the funding necessary to support the construction and operation of

and uncertainty,” said Brentwood City Manager Tim Ogden. “These are trying times for sure. I hope the health order to shelter at home where possible is followed strictly, so we can start getting back to normal soon.”

Discovery Bay

In a letter to Discovery Bay residents, General Manager Mike Davies said, “First and foremost, the district will continue to provide uninterrupted water and wastewater services to our residents. Office personnel will be on-duty during normal business hours; however, walk-in service is discouraged.”

County

“One of the things challenging all of us right now is that information is constantly changing,” said Contra Costa County District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis. “What I can tell you is that we have truly exceptional staff at Contra Costa Health Services and throughout our county working extremely hard right now to keep pace with the science and to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our frontline first responders and health care workers, as always, deserve a special place in all of our hearts for the courage, determination and work ethic they exhibit daily. My statement to all of you is very simple: Be kind. Be calm. Look out for each other. In the times ahead you will see news that is distressing, but you’ll also see a community around you that is resilient, compassionate and prepared to act when called upon.” The county features a running toll of those infected with COVID-19 at https://www.coronavirus. cchealth.org. As of March 18, the total number of cases was at 41 and the number of reported deaths was 0. These numbers will be updated each day by 1 p.m. To watch the latest video update aired after the shelter-in-place announcement, visit https://www. coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-services-updates.

State

Newsom’s recent press releases can be found at https://www.gov.ca.gov/category/press-releases/. A snapshot of recent reports is as follows: March 17 – California education and health officials released new guidance for K-12 schools to help education leaders meet the needs of all students. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2UnZfmO. March 17 – Newsom signs executive order to ease restrictions on commercial drivers. To read the full order, visit https://bit.ly/38Wj35H. March 17 – Newsom announces that he has placed the California National Guard on alert. March 17 – Newsom signs emergency legislation providing up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight COVID-19. March 16 – Newsom halts evictions for renters and homeowners and protects against utility shutoffs. To read the full order, visit https://bit.ly/2IZh2Lw. For more information, visit https://bit. ly/3a5ExP2, https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ and https://www.gov.ca.gov/category/press-releases/. To view a video and a slideshow, visit www. thepress.net/multimedia three stations to close the existing service gap. Finally, the three stations expected to be paid for by impact fees are planned to be located in Brentwood, Oakley and the unincorporated county. “Step one is getting the fees where they need to be, to make sure that we have the brick and mortar and the apparatus to address growth,” Helmick said. “We will be accompanying these fees in the coming months with a community facilities district to be able to pay for the ongoing operations of these stations. Those are the two pieces to address growth. But this right now is the first step in making sure that we can build the stations and have the apparatus.”

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How to help Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels (MOW), a nonprofit that relies on volunteers to deliver food to homebound seniors is in serious need of more help during this time. “Some of our volunteers are unable to drive, so we are putting paid staff — many part time — on full time status. Also we have purchased gloves, hand sanitizer and plastic bags so we can leave the food outside the door while our driver steps onto the curve and waits for the senior to retrieve their meal,” said Sherry Nadworny, MOW director of development and community relations. “Of course this will slow the process, so we might need to split routes, thus requiring us to use more staff. Our sources of income is through grants and individual donations. COVID-19 is putting a burden on our resources, so donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated to cover these unanticipated costs.” People who are interested in delivering on an interim basis should contact Lee Davenport at ldavenport@mowdr.org. For more information, visit http://www.mealsonwheelsofcontracosta.org.

Brentwood Strong

Brentwood Rotary members created www.brentwoodstrong. com in order to generate volunteer relief efforts and funds for those in need during this time.

What’s open?

In East County, several restaurants have remained open to supply food in the only form they can: to-go and delivery. In downtown Brentwood, Cap’s, La Fuente, Dino’s and La Costa are open. Sip and Scoop will be closing during the shelter-in-place orders, and Sweeney’s served the last of its corned beef and cabbage on March 17 and will close during the shelter-in-place. In Oakley, Black Bear Diner and La Costa confirmed they will remain open, while many others located in the downtown region didn’t answer calls. Some of Discovery Bay’s restaurants, including Boardwalk Grill and Matsuyama, confirmed they will remain open. And in Antioch, Rick’s on Second and Mac’s Old House are remaining open, while Cocina Medina’s recorded message indicated the restaurant will be closed March 16-18. Mac’s will serve a limited menu.

Grocery store information

Grocers are facing heightened consumer demand, stretched supply chains and fluid workforce conditions, according to a statement from the California Grocers Association. “COVID-19 has caused demand to surge for a number of grocery items. In response, the California grocery industry is working double-time to meet the needs of consumers, with many grocery stores restocking items multiple times each day. The demand for some products has made it a challenge to distribute goods fast enough to restock shelves as quickly as consumers.” Raley’s CEO Keith E. Knopf encouraged the public to buy only what they need for their immediate needs. “Please know, the food system in the United States is the most sophisticated and robust in the world and amid ‘rational’ demand, it will keep up,” said Knopf. “If we all normalize our buying behavior and resist the unnecessary need to stockpile, everyone can have what they need.”

Student services

School districts in Oakley, Brentwood and Antioch will be offering free to-go meals to students during this time. Students must be present at the time of pick up. “I realize that school closures represent difficulties for all members of our school community and all decisions pertaining to closures will continue to be based on what is best for our students, staff and the school community with the guidance of state health experts,” wrote Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent Greg Hetrick in a letter to families. Oakley meals will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m., on Mondays and Thursday at Iron House and Oakley elementary schools, allowing families to pick up both breakfast and lunch for their students. Brentwood will offer similar options at Brentwood and Pioneer elementary schools, along with Edna Hill Middle School. Pick up times are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Antioch students can pick up Grab and Go meals at Deer Valley High School and Marsh Creek Elementary, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon.


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A look at East County’s mountain lion population by Aly Brown Staff Writer

While wildlife cameras were placed in the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) a few years ago, officials are currently hoping for improved funding to continue exploring the area’s mountain lion population in better detail. “For mountain lions in our area, there are no firm population numbers, because it’s extensive to do population numbers,” said Matt Graul, EBRPD chief of stewardship. “We rely on observational assessments, and they have put cameras in the park district to collect data, but it’s opportunistic work.” Graul noted most of his fellow staff members who have worked for the district for years have never seen a mountain lion and public sightings are largely uncredible. “Once we ask for more details or review photos, oftentimes, it turns out to be a large house cat or bobcat,” he said. “They’re very elusive, and they’re typically trying to avoid people.” In the past, Graul noted cameras have picked up images of hikers passing through an area followed by a mountain lion on the same path, though no negative incident is reported, because there is no interaction. While the state has some ballpark figures for the creatures — four to 100 square miles in respective habitats — Graul said the counties of Contra Costa and Alameda exhibited a gap of data, which prompted the investment of the first round of cameras, but the capacity at this time is still not enough to determine the population health of these predators. “We’re interested in getting the funding to look at this in a more detailed way,” he said. In addition to understanding population, officials are also interested in learning how different areas of the park are related. “One goal is to create habitat connectivity,” Graul added, explaining regions are broken up by highways and the teams are invested in learning how the animals are interacting with the different sections of the park.

Photo courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District

Seen here is footage of a female mountain lion and her young. The East Bay Regional Park District hopes to secure more funding in order to better capture the health of the region’s mountain lion population. Steve Bobzien, EBRPD ecological services coordinator, echoed this concept. “We hope to continue developing our understanding of population viability, ecosystem benefits and connectivity of mountain lions in the Mount Diablo area with other regions in East Bay,” Bobzien added.   While many areas of the park are off limits to dogs, Graul said that rule is not primarily driven by a need to protect the mountain lions but rather the kit fox species, which is unlikely to colonize if dogs are roaming the territory. However, keeping dogs out of certain areas of the park is additionally beneficial to the lions in an additional effort to protect the region’s biodiversity. “Mountain lions don’t have the same impact as wolves,” Graul said. “But they do serve an important function in the health of the food chain present, reestablishing riparian zones and keeping the deer in balance.” A brochure issued by park districts throughout the state further outlines the predators’ beneficial impacts on their

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habitats. “They prey primarily on deer and their kills provide an important food source to many species, including other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects,” in a statement from the brochure. “Nutrients from carcasses enrich soils and benefit many plants. Because of this, the connections within and between diverse ecological communities are enhanced and strengthened when mountain lions are present.” While the creatures are aloof, Graul said sometimes there is the anomaly, such as the case where a Cupertino child was injured by a cougar in Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in February. “It’s very untypical behavior,” he said, applauding the child’s father’s swift action in fighting back, which scared the animal away. “In some cases, when they’re malnourished and they don’t have available prey, they might come into a certain area looking for prey.” Graul noted most hikers need not fear a mountain lion encounter, as such encounters are rare. A larger problem is people feeding wildlife.

“ Mountain lions don’t have the same impact as wolves, but they do serve an important function in the health of the food chain present, re-establishing riparian zones and keeping the deer in balance.

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Living the dream It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

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hile we cannot claim to have had much of a winter this year, I am hopeful we may see some rain

before this goes to print. Even if we don’t, we live in California so we will still see the spring daffodils blooming, we will see the buds on the trees, and will still see the doves making a nest. We have two doves that have been coming to our backyard for 10 years or more. They lay their eggs; momma sits on them until they hatch, and we see the babies with their mouths wide open looking for some regurgitated food. I guess I could have left that last part out, lol. We have learned a lot from them over the years. Mommy and Daddy are very loving, and nurturing. One of them stays with the babies at all times while the other goes out for food. They trade off the chores, so each get some time away from the kids. What is most interesting is when it is time for the babies to leave the nest. Mom and Dad show no mercy when it comes time to fly. We have watched the babies fly right smack into the fence and it seems like they might be knocked out, but Mom or Dad is always over there saying, “get up and try again”. I guess if you think about it, if the baby bird just laid there they would be easy prey, and… you know the old saying, if you fall off, you get right back up on that horse, or you might never try again. That is a lesson for all of us. One that our parents taught us, and one that we pass on to our children. Of course, we all have “failed” at some point. I learned in 9th grade that I was not going to be an underwater ballerina, that’s okay, I still enjoy watching synchronized swimming (That’s weird, I know). Falling down is part of life. And the key to a successful life is getting back up, brushing off your knees, and marching on. My mom was famous for telling us kids to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and keep on going. There is no time to stop and feel sorry for ourselves. That does not mean there is no time to mourn, or to let yourself ‘feel’, or to allow yourself time to move through a difficult situation. What is does mean is we all have to look to the future so see where we are going. A good friend of mine always said the rearview mirror is tiny for a reason. At some point, no matter how difficult a situation is, we have to begin to look out through the windshield again. We have to move forward. I just had a couple who had tried to get a reverse mortgage for the last 4 years. They would begin working with someone, they would hit a hurdle, and the person would say “sorry, I can’t help you”, or worse yet would just never contact them again. Through their disappointment they would decide maybe it just wasn’t right for them so they would continue to struggle. They tried 3 different

Beth Miller-Rowe has been in the mortgage industry for 36 years specializing in reverse mortgages for the past 10 years. Beth has degrees in economics and business administration. times and each time they were more disappointed than the last. They had resigned themselves to selling their home, in the little town they love, and trying to figure out where they could afford to buy something less expensive. In California, that is no easy task. They called me last fall and told me from the get-go that they had heard all the hype and all the promises, and they didn’t want to be disappointed again. Well, I am so happy to tell you, we just closed their loan this week. It wasn’t easy. We had to work together. We had to think outside the box. And at one point they said, ‘just forget it, it is never going to happen’, but it did. The day we closed the loan, there were tears all the way around. They said, “this is going to change our lives. We can start living again instead of just worrying all the time.”. I asked them, what is the very first thing you are going to do? They both looked at each other and giggled. They said they had really tried to not get their hopes up because they had been disappointed so many times, but they had talked about “what if”. They were both grinning as they said in unison that they are going to take a drive down the coast and hop from one beach to the next. They told me that is what they had done on their honeymoon. I am so thrilled for them. They also told me about a friend of theirs. She was in a similar financial situation. She would be fine, if she just didn’t have her mortgage payment. She wanted to look into a reverse mortgage after this couple told her about what they were doing. Her kids said no, just plain no. They made her sell her home and she moved to assisted living. Her kids told her she didn’t need to stay in her home, she didn’t need to travel. They said, “Your 70 years old Mom, where would you even go?” Now I don’t know her, or her situation, and I have to believe that her kids would want the best for her, but from what I understand, she was still in good shape and wanting to live her best life. I spoke to another couple in San Francisco this past week. Until a few years ago, they had a business they both loved, they were healthy and happy and enjoying life. Something totally unexpected happened. I do not know what happened, but it was life altering. 25 years ago, they settled in San Francisco and built a life there. They love the hustle and bustle of city life. They walk everywhere. They, and their friends, gather at the park across the street from

their home, with their dogs, and share stories. They are now in a position of having to sell their home and move out of state. When their lives changed five years ago, they lost their income. They had savings but now that is all but gone. They both have Social Security income but that is not nearly enough to cover their large mortgage payment, their taxes, insurance, and, of course, the ever-escalating costs of just living life. What do all these people have in common? They are just you and me. Living the dream. Some life event changed their dream. They did not have control over it. It happened to them and now they have to figure out how to get back to living that life, moving forward. I am very proud that I am a part of that process. In my business I help people to see the future again. When life throws someone off track, or just daily life becomes a struggle, I am able to shine a light on a possible solution. It is true that a reverse mortgage is not right for everyone. It just isn’t. But it might be right for you and the only way to find out is to educate yourself. Call me, let’s chat. I promise you an education, and I promise you no pressure. We will talk about you, and your goals. What are you hoping a reverse mortgage will do for you? Will it really accomplish that goal for you? We will discuss all your options and decide which one might work best for you and your family. I will then leave all the information with you to mull over, talk to your family or friends, run your own scenarios through your mind. Then you will decide if it is right for you. If it is, great, give me a call. If it isn’t, that is totally okay too; you made an educated decision. Call me today to schedule an appointment to meet in the comfort of your home. I look forward to meeting you. – Advertorial

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s East County settles in for three weeks of sheltering in place to slow the spread

of the coronavirus, many may be wondering how this will affect their ability to buy or sell a home. Local real estate agents are wondering the same thing. Prior to the federal government’s newest mandates, announced Monday, March 16, most felt hopeful the coronavirus would blow over quickly, causing little to no inconvenience. After a weekend of low to medium showings at open houses and a slew of business closures, some agents are concerned. “Right now, the market is running scared and everything is volatile,” said George Munoz of Summit Funding. “But I think things are going to settle down, and I think rates are going to stay low.” Munoz also noted he didn’t foresee a big drop in the East County real estate market because the demand for homes is high. With the low rates, homeowners will also be looking into refinancing their homes. This process could be slower than usual, since title companies and county recording offices have shrunk in-office staff.

“With the coronavirus, we all know it’s a world-wide event, and I think people are scared there’s going to be a recession,” he said. “I don’t expect that to happen in an election year, I expect things will come back to normal by summer.” Debbie Anthony of Compass Real Estate has been selling homes since 1994. She has seen mortgage rates fluctuate from 20% to below 4%, made it through the housing recession of 2008 and now faces a market that could come to a halt if people are not shopping for houses. After Monday’s announcement, she said she really isn’t sure what will happen, but she will do her best to stay up to date on the county’s health mandates and keep her clients safe. “We are doing the best we can,’ she said of the unorthodox situation. “People are still looking to buy a house, millennials are still looking to buy a house, interest rates are still good, and right now, buying a house is safer than going to the grocery store.” Anthony has suspended her open houses for the time being, but hopes that won’t last for long. “I think the market is going to stay good,” she predicted. “I’ve personally been busy, busy, busy, which means other people are busy.” While adults under the age of 50 might keep calling Anthony about listings, she does expect older generations will call

Right now, the market is running scared and everything is volatile. But I think things are going to settle down, and I think rates are going to stay low. – George Munoz, Summit Funding off their home searches for the time being. Neighborhoods like Trilogy and Summerset that cater to active adults age 55 and older – an age group at higher risk of impact from COVID-19 – will likely have canceled listings, not just canceled open houses. “Millennials aren’t acting as affected by this as other generations,” Anthony said. “I work in Summerset, and we decided not to have a scheduled open house last weekend, because it’s a 55 and older community and people in that age group are the ones that are susceptible to the coronavirus as far as we know.” Anthony isn’t the only one seeing a slowdown in the active adult community housing market. Tom Schieber of J. Rockcliff Realtors had a slow open house in Trilogy

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but heard other homes in lower price points had good traffic. “I absolutely believe that low interest rates (were) trumping fears over the economy or coronavirus,” said Schieber, who has 18 years of experience in real estate. “It’s all changed in the last week. The spring season was getting off to a fast start kind of early, but I think it’s all going to change here just based on the last couple of days. We have been in an upcycle since 2013, so we have seven years of increasing prices, and the cycle doesn’t go on forever.” Schieber said every market is an opportunity for someone, and while a reset might not be as extreme as it was 12 years ago, there will likely be some balancing out. According to Anthony, the current low interest rates should tempt buyers as California will always have a demand for homes. “I would say that the market is going to stay the same,” she said. “We don’t have any inventory and low supply makes a high demand, and with interest rates being what they are, people are shopping . . . Once this whole disease thing gets over with, it’s probably going to be even more booming.” George Munoz can be reached at 925-418-3936. Debbie Anthony can be reached at 925-262-7702. Tom Schieber can be reached at 925-487-3172.

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Exterior renovations that can improve home value

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Painting can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the entry door, or it can be painting the house in general.

enovating a home to improve its value can be a smart investment.

Interior improvements, such as updating kitchens and baths, offer good return on investment, but there are plenty of exterior renovations that can add value to a home and give it that coveted ‘wow’ factor. According to James Carey, one half of the Carey Bros., the nationallyrecognized experts on home building and renovation, discretionary home improvements are rising in popularity. Repaint (or reside) the exterior “A punch of color is something that makes the home pop, it’s not just a white door, it might be a red door, it might be a black door, it might be a blue door,” said Carey. “It’s a punch color that is analogous with the overall look of the home but is not blasé. Maybe the shutters or the trim are black, and they want a black front door. Painting can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the entry door, or it can be painting the house in general.” Even something as simple as a postal upgrade can make a big difference to your home’s exterior. “A new mailbox – or painting the mail box – is something that can be done, if you have a mailbox that is tattered and

–James Carey, Carey Bros. Remodeling

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There are plenty of exterior renovations that can add value to a home and give it that coveted ‘wow’ factor. old, you can improve the appearance with a coat of paint, or you can replace the mail box, depending on how ambitious you are,” said Carey. Landscaping Abundant and well-planned landscaping can instantly boost curb appeal. According to the landscaping company Lawn Starter, 71% of prospective homebuyers say a home’s curb appeal is an important factor in their buying

decisions. As buyers use the internet to look for their dream homes, there’s no denying a beautifully landscaped, nicely photographed property can entice buyers to click and read more about a house. Address insects and minor repairs Improving home value may come down to fixing areas of the home that can negatively affect its appeal to buyers. Hire an inspector to look at key components of the house and recommend what needs

to be fixed. This way it is discovered before homebuyers come in and do their own inspections. Termite infestations, deteriorating roofs and hidden water leaks are some things that might need fixing. Outdoor lighting Outdoor lighting can add to the ambiance of a property and serve as a security feature. Utilize different lights, such as a bright light by the entry, up-lighting in trees and shrubs for drama, a light-lined path to the door to improve visibility and motion-detection lights to improve the security of the property. Knowing which improvements add value to a home can help homeowners tailor their efforts to those that are most financially beneficial.

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Improving storage at home

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omes are getting bigger, but it seems like people are still

lamenting a lack of storage space. National Public Radio says the average American home has nearly tripled in size during the last 50 years. Despite that, 10% of Americans still need to rent off-site storage, according to a report in the New York Times Magazine. Self-storage facilities are one of the fastest-growing commercial real estate segments, and the Self Storage Association says there are more than 50,000 storage facilities in the U.S. alone. The commercial real estate company CBRE Ltd. says there are roughly 3,000 self-storage facilities across Canada, and 65 to 85% of selfstorage tenants are residential users. Improving storage at home can be a cost-effective alternative to renting storage space. With these easy tips, homeowners can maximize space immediately.

Utilize track storage systems

Closets may be plentiful, but if not efficiently utilized, space may still seem

Storage beds typically feature cubbies or drawers within a platformstyle bed frame. It’s a practical home storage solution and does not require any building.

Think vertically

Maximize spaces by looking up and down for storage possibilities. Items that are not used frequently, such as seasonal decorations or travel suitcases, can be stored in high spaces. Shelving on walls can go as high as necessary and be put to use in awkward wall areas, such as in corners or under eaves.

Invest in storage benches or ottomans A stopping area inside the front door replete with a storage bench can house shoes, umbrellas, hats, backpacks and other items, keeping them tidy and out of sight. In living rooms, look for

chests or ottomans that are decorative and functional, and store throw blankets or board games inside.

Recess drawers or shelves

Gain more storage by recessing a chest of drawers into what is called the ‘knee wall’ of homes that have sloped ceilings in attics and upstairs bedrooms. Utilize these short walls in an efficient manner by sinking drawers or shelves into them, without taking up floor space.

Rafter shelving

While in the attic (or a garage), add hanging shelves to rafters or exposed beams to create off-the-floor storage as well. These are just a few of the handy ways to improve the interior storage space in a home. – Courtesy Metro Creative

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Closets may be plentiful, but if not efficiently utilized, space may still seem lacking.

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♦♦ Farm income and expenses ♦♦ Form K-1 income from partnerships, trusts, and S-corporations ♦♦ Tax deductible miles traveled for business purposes Tax credits ♦♦ Child tax credit ♦♦ Child care provider address, I.D. number and amounts paid for the child and dependent care credit ♦♦ Earned income tax credit (EITC) ♦♦ Adoption expense information for the adoption credit ♦♦ Foreign taxes paid ♦♦ First-time home buyer tax credit Tax deductions and expenses ♦♦ Medical expenses for the family ♦♦ Medical insurance paid ♦♦ Prescription medicines and drugs ♦♦ Doctor and dentist payments ♦♦ Hospital and nurse payments ♦♦ Tax deductible miles traveled for medical purposes ♦♦ Home mortgage interest from Form 1098 ♦♦ Home second mortgage interest paid ♦♦ Real estate taxes paid ♦♦ State taxes paid with last year’s return (if claiming itemized deductions) ♦♦ Personal property taxes paid ♦♦ Charitable cash contributions ♦♦ Fair market value of non-cash contributions

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Shannon Glieden Broker/Owner Glieden Home & Land Co. (925) 628-3808 Shannonglieden@gmail.com www.savingsellersthousands.com CA DRE #01299699 Debbie Anthony Realtor® DRE 01171642 Alex Hurst (925) 262-7702 Tom Schieber Buyer Specialist DebbieDoesRealEstateNow ® Realtor , Broker Associate The Hurst Team @gmail.com J. Rockcliff Realtors (925) 783-9926 (925) 487-3172 Rhonda Fast AlexHurstFirst@gmail.com tschieber@rockcliff.com Realtor® 60 Eagle Rock Way, #B, Brentwood www.TomSchieber.com DRE 02085045 www.hursthomes.com CalDRE #01404116 (650) 430-9556 DRE# 02006498 Ronda.Fast@compass.com Susan Redgrave Realtor® Chris Sasville Dudum Real Estate Group Owner (925) 483-3294 Cathie Marples Cal BRE #01806829 60 Eagle Rock Way Realtor®, Broker Associate (925) 998-6227 Brentwood Brentwood Office: 1555 Riverlake Road susan@dudum.com 8340 Brentwood Blvd. Discovery Bay www.RedgraveRealty.com Brentwood CA 94513 chris@sasvilleproperties.com Cal BRE #01997935 www.SasvilleProperties.com (925) 634-8040 Heidy Hurst REALTOR® The Hurst Team (925) 584-6377 HeidyHurstFirst@gmail.com 60 Eagle Rock Way, #B, Brentwood www.hursthomes.com DRE# 01280003

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Beth Miller-Rowe Branch Manager and Reverse Mortgage Specialist 3478 Buskirk Ave., Suite 1000 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 969-0380 office Jason Peterson (925) 381-8264 cell Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #3274 Beth@YourReverse.com 5829 Lone Tree Way, Suite D www.YourReverse.com Antioch NMLS: 294774/831612/1850 (925) 278-6677 DRE: 00950759/01215943 (925) 818-1376

MORTGAGE AND LOAN

jpeterson@guildmortgage.net George Muñoz Senior Mortgage Consultant Hablo Español (925) 437-9520 George.Munoz@Summitfunding.net www.summitfunding.net/gmunoz 141 Sand Creek Road, Bwd NMLS ID# 252207

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Matt Marples Brentwood Office: 8340 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood CA 94513 (925) 634-8040 Discovery Bay Office: 2453 Discovery Bay Blvd. Discovery Bay CA 94505 (925) 634-2224 www.marplespm.com

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Alex Hurst BUYER SPECIALIST DRE# 02006498

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don’t require deforestation and upcycle old furniture for decorative elements instead of buying new.

Disaster resiliency

Climate change affects us in so many negative ways, and one of the top concerns is the increase in natural disasters. From wildfires that last for months to major floods that affect entire cities, we now need to prepare for the worst when building our homes. Switching to disaster-resilient materials is an important first step. Many builders now prefer to use stronger, more energyefficient materials like insulated concrete forms (ICFs) instead of more traditional materials like wood. For example, Nudura ICFs can withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour (equivalent to an F4 tornado) and offer a fire protection rating of up to four hours.

Outdoor living

Many of us are now choosing to forgo getting a cottage or summer home and recreate the experience in our own see Trends page 11B

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Customization

You don’t have to settle for what mass manufacturers decide to build, or what works for everyone else. Creating a home that’s as unique as you are is the

latest trend, with custom-built storage and personalized architectural features to make your space stand out. You can even go as far as building a custom home that’s suited to your family. Older home demolitions and purchasing land-only properties is becoming more common, allowing you to work with an architect to create exactly what you want with a new build. Find more information about the benefits of building a home with ICFs at nudura.com. – Courtesy Metro Creative

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This is another long-standing trend that shows no signs of slowing down. It has also evolved to encompass more of the home to make life even more comfortable and convenient. From an oven that can be turned on remotely to skylights that can open and close automatically to create the perfect ambient temperature, there are more ways than ever to integrate smart home technology into your living space. You can start small with voice assistance and smart light bulbs and work your way up to a total smart home system that includes home security, temperature controls and all your electronic devices.

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Real Estate, at least for me, is about so much more

than making a sale. I am so honored that I get to help people find their forever home, sell their current home, and I get to make what is almost certainly the biggest purchase of their life easier for them. My job is to make these deals seamless, to make you comfortable and most importantly make sure you have fun shopping for your home. I know you have lots of choices when it comes to picking a Realtor, and I hope you will let me make your dream home your reality! I can help answer your questions regarding schools, parks and more!

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backyards. This trend helps you make the most of your existing space and take full advantage of your yard or patio during the summer months. You can design a full living space outside, complete with an outdoor television and comfy couches, as well as a kitchen and refrigerator for entertaining. Consider adding a fireplace or fire pit to keep warm during cool summer nights and enjoy the outdoors through spring, fall and even winter if you’re brave.

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Ronda.Fast@compass.com DRE 02085045 DebbieDoesRealEstateNow.com Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. License Number 01527235. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate.


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