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One of dozens of cancer survivors listens to organizer Joe Ballard’s thoughts during the opening ceremonies for Oakley’s Relay For Life. Team Cruisin’ for a Cure makes its way around the track during Oakley’s Relay for Life event last weekend, led by, from the left holding the banner, Austin Power, 12; Makenzie Berard, 5; Kyrie Altman, 2; Carson Berard, 2; and Colton Power, 9.

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Sunshine, walkers plentiful at Oakley Relay by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer The color purple is hardly a stranger to the football stadium at Freedom High School; it’s the color of the Falcons who call the field home. But last weekend, the color was there in unprecedented, resplendent volume as hundreds turned out for the annual Relay For Life. More than 40 teams of walkers took turns making their way around the track during the 24-hour event, raising more than $72,000 for cancer research.

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can also be said about cancer. “No matter who you are or what you have, you can still get cancer,” said Knight. “Relay is an amazing event that you never forget.” She added that a special part of this year’s event was the acknowledgment of the work done by caregivers, those who support cancer patients and their families. Case in point was Karen Lyles, whose Team Adeline from Brentwood’s Neighborhood Church turned out in force for the walk, as they have to help namesake Adeline Gray through her ordeal.

“We’ve known Adeline for so long, she’s family to us,” Lyles said. “It’s wonderful to have this support,” said Gray as she relaxed in a chair, awaiting her turn on the track. “I can’t even express how it feels.” There’s still time to donate to the effort. Just log on to www.relayforlife.org/ oakleyca. Oakley’s event was the first of three East County Relays this year. Next up is Brentwood on June 12-13, followed by Antioch on June 27-28. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Coffee and cycling combined by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Cyclists and coffee lovers mark your calendars – Tour de Starbucks is back. The fifth annual java jaunt will feature an expanded circuit this year, so whether you’re up for a leisurely trip around Brentwood or an intense 100k through East County, Tour de Starbucks has something for you. According to event organizer Rebecca Bradley, manager of the Deer Valley Plaza Starbucks on Lone Tree Way in Antioch, tour riders keep asking for more challenging courses, so with the help of local cycling organization Delta Pedalers, the routes have been reconfigured to meet the needs of various experience levels. “One of the biggest requests we received last year was that the middle ride was not long enough at 12 miles, so we increased it to 25,” Bradley said. “We also received feedback that there were a lot of cyclist training for events that thought our Venti ride was not long enough, so we increased the longest one to the length of most organized cycling events (62 miles), without reaching the 100mile mark. Who knows? Maybe it will in the future.” The Tour de Starbucks, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, features three routes. Route 1 (Tall) is an eight-mile excursion that follows trails along Marsh Creek. This is a scenic route ideal for families and novice riders. Route 2 (Grande) is a 25-mile spin that goes from Brentwood to Discovery Bay, taking

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Tour de Starbucks participants head out after a pit stop at a Balfour Road Starbucks in Brentwood during last year’s event. This year’s tour is scheduled for May 15. riders through far East County’s farm country, and Route 3 (Venti) is the 62-mile odyssey that goes from Brentwood to Antioch, loops back to Brentwood and heads out to Discovery Bay. All routes begin and end at the Sand Creek Road Starbucks (2530 Sand Creek Road) in Brentwood. The Route 3 ride kicks off at 7 a.m., the Route 2 at 9 a.m. and the Route 3 at 10 a.m. Each Starbucks along the tour serves as a rest stop. A registration fee is required and participants may sign up at www.active.com or the day of the event. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. Fees are as follows: Venti – $30; Grande – $25; and Tall – $10. Kids fees are $5 for children between the ages of 15 and 17. Children 14

and under ride for free. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brentwood Police Activities League and the Brentwood Youth Commission Scholarship Fund. Brentwood PAL offers a series of after-school programs for at-risk youth, while the Brentwood Youth Commission awards four $750 scholarships to graduating seniors from Liberty and Heritage high schools. “This is a fun, safe, family event that gets everyone out and moving, while supporting two very important organizations in our community,” said Bradley. For more information, e-mail Bradley at rebecca@tourdestarbucks.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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RATES DIDN’T SKYROCKET! It’s no secret that after the mortgage and real estate industry imploded a few years ago, the Federal government has been pulling out all the stops to try to prevent a full-scale implosion of our economy. Stimulus packages, taking over lenders and other big businesses, keeping rates low, etc. One of the tools they implemented was for the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department to buy large numbers of mortgages from lenders who make these mortgages. They did this because at one point lenders had effectively STOPPED making loans, because they couldn’t sell the loans off after they made them. This is the “liquidity crisis” that we kept hearing about. The plan did work well to get lenders lending again, but we all knew that at some point they would stop buying these loans. And without the government buying these mortgages, most “experts” felt that interest rates were sure to rise quite rapidly. Without their biggest customer, lenders would have to put mortgages on the books at much higher interest rates in order to entice other investors to buy them.

The government has been warning us for quite a while now that they would scale back on their purchases around March of 2010. Sure enough, rates did spike around March, but since then they have settled back down. According to BankRate.com, the average 30-year mortgage rate in February was about 5%. Then in March they were about 5.3%. As of now they’ve dropped back down to about 5.1%. So with the “statistical recovery” we are all enjoying, it appears that there ARE other investors that stepped into the void when the government reduced the amount of mortgages they were buying. So lending is still occurring, and rates didn’t spike up to nose-bleed levels. So once again, the “experts” were wrong. And, yes, I was one of those that thought rates would spike. Couldn’t be happier that I was wrong! If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www. SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement


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Alex Marquez, 11, will be performing a solo concert this month at the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Prodigy masters Bach, Beethoven and basketball by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Alex Marquez thinks he might like to be president of the United States one day, but he isn’t averse to a side career as a professional pianist. And while the 11-year-old Bristow Middle School student is still a little young for the campaign trail, he’s already well on his way to Carnegie Hall. On May 29, Alex will perform his first solo concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, an elite honor normally reserved for musically gifted students preparing to graduate high school – not sixth grade. “It’s really thrilling,” said Alex of his upcoming performance. “I’m very nervous but very excited too.”

For the past three years, the Brentwood pre-teen has been a student at the hundredyear-old music school, making the drive each Saturday with his mom Sandra, and when possible, dad James and little sister Emma as well. “We get up and go every Saturday morning to get him there for his 8:30 class,” said Sandra, a special-education teacher at Bristow. “And then we’re there for the day. It’s a lot, but he loves it and we make the time for it.” Alex’s penchant for the piano became evident to his parents at a remarkably early age. Sandra recalls that when Alex was 4, his grandfather would unplug and hide his electric see Prodigy page 26A


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Tower of Power star Mic Gillette rehearses with the Freedom Jazz Band last week to prepare for the band’s spring concert on May 20.

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After taking part in two Liberty High School fundraisers, Tower of Power trumpet player Mic Gillette is now lending his star power to help support the Freedom High Jazz Band. Freedom’s jazz students will present Playing the Oakley Stroke on May 20, and with Gillette’s help, the band hopes to raise funds to support the high school’s instrumental music program, which could use a boost in light of recent school budget cuts. “Our goal in doing this is to ensure all

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students who want to participate in band (get the opportunity),” said Freedom Band Booster Treasurer Annette Lewis. “Every year the band boosters run fundraisers in order to support the instrumental music program, but we can’t cover all the costs.” Proceeds from the concert will help pay for transportation fees and assistant coaches for band competitions and for instrument repairs and replacements. Gillette is an acquaintance of Freedom Band Director George Chilcott. So when Chilcott found out about how Gillette pitched in to help Liberty raise money for its band’s trip to the Pacific Basin Music Festival in

March, he asked Gillette if the trumpet star could work some magic for the Falcons. Gillette’s friends Stevie “Keys” Roseman of Journey and Tom Politzer of Tower of Power will also join the students for their spring show. Gillette and friends rehearsed with the band for the first time last week, a daunting but extraordinary collaborative experience for the students, according to Chilcott. “The students in the band were initially apprehensive, almost intimidated, by the presence of these musicians,” Chilcott said. “However, after running through a few musical passee GIllette page 28A


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Measure F challenge: If not now, when? Lee Hancock Property owner I have been a builder for over 40 years and I am very proud of every development I have been involved with, including Shadow Lakes. I own one of the properties that UEST would be affected OMMENT by the passage of Measure F; however, I am not a greedy, fat cat, land grabber, out-of-town developer that the opponents of this measure like to throw around. I have owned this property for 25 years, as have the other property owners. I am a local resident of nearby Discovery Bay and three of my grandchildren attend Heritage High School and Adams Middle School. I want to give the true facts, not the half truths and outright lies the No on Measure F group is spreading. Fact: The main objective of this measure is to ensure that only the City of Brentwood and its residents dictate the future purpose of this and other properties – and not the county. That means that Brentwood would be in control of the development,

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Brentwood police would patrol this area and Brentwood would receive its share of the property taxes. The county forced on the city an urban limit line the city did not want and sued to get it removed back in 2000. Measure F is a responsible attempt to fix this problem sooner rather than later. Fact: When will our community see changes? A reasonable timeline is that it will take five or more years to get approval from the city and other public agencies. For example, Shadow Lakes took 10 years to get final approvals and to build the first house. Fact: Brentwood smartly requires streets and other infrastructure to be in place before any housing gets built, and it will take several years for completion, depending on the economy. Fact: Measure F is a critical safety issue for the students that attend Adams and Heritage schools. Let’s hope there is never an emergency there. It would be total gridlock. Additionally, we are proposing an elementary school site on our property that will provide extra capacity for future students. Fact: Infrastructure problems like those at Balfour and American will be put off for another generation, if ever, if

LETTERS Now is the time for yes Editor: As a long-term Brentwood resident, I find it extremely offensive that those who are against Measure F think that doing nothing will solve our problems. Brentwood can’t let those who choose to be blind dictate our future. They offer no solutions and no vision as how to solve these problems. A no never fixed a road. A no never built a park or school. A no will not solve gridlock or build a bypass. A no will not bring jobs to Brentwood. I am voting yes on Measure F because now is the time to plan for our future, and Measure F provides the needed

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Measure F is not passed. In the case of improving Balfour and American roads, we need approvals before we can obtain financing and funding these improvements. The $27 million+/– for essential Balfour Road and American Avenue road improvements will not happen unless this property is developed. Fact: It is important to contrast that if this project were built with the same density parameters as the nearby Shadow Lakes development, there would be approvals for 1,763 houses, not the 1,300 maximum for this project. That is a reduction of 463 homes! Fact: The city/county/schools and other agencies will receive $150 million in fees, which are paid at either permit or mapping stages. Fact: This project will help fund $20 million of the $100 million needed to complete the Delta Bypass. Fact: Measure F, at build-out, will bring $500 million to $650 million in added value to the tax rolls of the city of Brentwood. Fact: Measure F will help to provide vital funding for paramedics. It will also pay up to $2.6 million for extra sport fields

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Measure F rationale unconvincing Editor: As a resident of Brentwood, I am wary of the arguments in favor of passing Measure F. The recent full-page ad in the Brentwood Press is carefully crafted, saying “Full Implementation of Measure F means …” and it specifically does not say “Passage of Measure F means …” I question the list of benefits this project will provide. I attended a public forum on April 1 on Measure F, and I was concerned about developers’ consultant Tom Koch’s statements. He said that money would start flowing into schools and public services, primarily from property taxes generated by high-end housing, yet throughout the meeting he also said that we didn’t have to worry about any development for perhaps many years, because of the economic housing slump. If houses won’t be built for many years, where is this advertised “$800,000 annual surplus” going to come from? I am curious where all the advertised “increased police and public safety, school funding, local jobs,” near million-dollar surpluses and property tax revenue will be coming from, since the developers’ consultant is confident that construction won’t even start for many years. Mr. Koch also declared at the meeting

over and above the typical park requirement. It will also pay up to $3.9 million for job retraining, promoting business and new business parks and scholarships to Brentwood students, as this property is developed. According to the city economic studies, there would be an annual surplus of $800,000 at build-out. We are well aware of the financial challenges our cities and counties face as we go forward into the future. We need funding mechanisms in place today in order to subsidize the needed infrastructure that we will need in the future for Brentwood. It is easy to make this an emotional issue as one of growth vs. no growth. We need to be smarter than that. I prefer to make it one of reality and problem solving and solutions vs. naive, uninformed denial and do nothing. To those who would vote “no” on Measure F, just what are their solutions? I firmly believe Measure F is a responsible measure to sensibly solve these problems. If not now, when? Measure F is aptly named because it provides the funding to fix our problems and challenges for a better future. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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that Measure F would “increase capacity in local schools.” I asked him how the increased capacity would be provided to Liberty Union High School District, because Heritage High School is already at capacity in terms of student population. He then clarified that no increased capacity would actually be provided to LUHSD; however, money would be given to the district in lieu of more classrooms. I don’t perceive monetary payoffs as “increased capacity.” Fred Garcia, in his April 8 letter, wrote that voting no “risks the bloodshed of Brentwood’s children and families.” I know people on both sides of Measure F feel passionately about it, but I am frustrated that it is being marketed as a lifesaver, and continued death is expected if the measure does not pass. I am all for saving lives, but I disagree that building 1,300 more homes and adding over 4,000 residents is the only solution to reducing injuries and death in Brentwood. I urge people to evaluate the proposition thoroughly and objectively before casting their vote on Measure F. I feel the reasoning behind rushing to build more homes during a prolonged housing slump is without merit. Spencer Holmes Brentwood

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on the Local Agency Formation Commission. LAFCO is the agency responsible to decide, among other issues, whether or not a particular area is annexed to one city or another. Among the factors we consider in deciding these proposed annexations is whether or not the site is within voter-approved urban limit lines. For example, in 2006, we annexed Roddy Ranch (Horse Valley) to Antioch after Antioch’s voters approved Measure K. In 2009, we annexed the Faria Ranch into San Ramon after that city’s voters approved their own urban limit line. The issue of annexation has come to our attention regarding Brentwood’s Measure F. The land involved in Measure F is located between and adjacent to both Brentwood and Antioch. It is currently within Brentwood’s Sphere of Influence. This is important because it means that Brentwood is the more logical service provider for this area. However, we also remove land from city spheres once it is clear that such areas are either no longer appropriate for annexation to that city or that the voters have rejected it. As a case in point, in 2008, LAFCO deleted hundreds of acres from Brentwood’s Sphere of Influence as the area become part of the state park system. If Brentwood’s voters indicate their lack of interest in this area by defeating see Letters page 20A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD April 21, 6:09 a.m. An unidentified person entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Chamomile Lane and stole a satellite stereo system. April 21, 4:06 p.m. An unidentified person stole the water filtration system from a residence on Lavender Drive. April 21, 4:31 p.m. A vehicle parked on American Avenue was stolen. April 21, 6:07 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject who wrote a fictitious check was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Two other subjects were discovered to have conspired with the first subject. One of them was found to be in violation of his probation. April 21, 7 p.m. On Havenwood Drive at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was stored. April 21, 11:37 p.m. On Walnut Avenue at McClarren Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving without a license. April 22, 1:47 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass Road at Balfour Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 22, 11:18 a.m. On Second Street, a subject caught in possession of a knife on school grounds was arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. April 22, 4:26 p.m. An unidentified person broke the window of a business on Brentwood Boulevard and stole $300. April 22, 8:18 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject was found in possession of a loaded firearm. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 22, 11:41 p.m. An unidentified person was observed looking into a residence on Sunrise Drive through a bathroom window.

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CHP Officer Mike Wright assists the Brentwood PD investigating a turned-over big rig on Brentwood Boulevard Tuesday about 6 a.m. No one was injured in the crash, which police said might have been caused by excessive speed and a shifting load of fiberboard. April 23, 12:32 a.m. On Grovewood Loop, a subject who struck another subject with a baseball bat during an argument was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. The victim was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center. April 23, 8:13 a.m. An unidentified person cut the wires to five street-light electrical boxes on San Jose Drive at Ironwood Drive. April 23, 1:04 p.m. A subject backing from her driveway on Shumardi Oak Court struck a fire hydrant, knocking it from its base. April 23, 4:39 p.m. On Village Lane, a subject contacted during a domestic disturbance was discovered to be a parolee at large. April 23, 8:30 p.m. On North Estates Drive at Central Boulevard, a subject found in possession of a stolen motorcycle was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 24, 9:56 a.m. An unidentified person gained entry into a business on Second Street and stole portable hand tools, an air compressor and a wall texture machine. April 24, 1:29 p.m. An unidentified person stole the rear license plate of a vehicle parked on Nottingham Drive.

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April 25, 1:40 a.m. On Reubens Meadow Place, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations collided with a patrol vehicle and was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 25, 7:52 a.m. An unidentified person gained entry to a business on Second Street and stole a security camera. April 25, 8:49 a.m. A subject reported that another subject threatened him during a scheduled child custody exchange at a residence on St. Augustine Drive. April 25, 11:32 a.m. A subject was required to force entry into a residence on Grovewood Loop in order to retrieve property. Officers stood by to prevent an incident with irate neighbors. April 25, 4:08 p.m. On Grovewood Loop, a subject caught brandishing a fixed-blade knife, and another subject, found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant, were arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. April 25, 4:30 p.m. On Grovewood Loop, two subjects contacted during a vandalism investigation obstructed officers in the course of their investigation. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility.

April 25, 7:30 p.m. A subject contacted in front of his residence on Darby Drive was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 25, 11:59 p.m. On Second Street at Central Boulevard, a driver T-boned another vehicle and struck a traffic signal pole. Both drivers fled the scene. The first driver was apprehended and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and released on Promise To Appear. The other driver was eventually located. April 27, 10:11 a.m. An unidentified person stole a weapon from a residence on Muscat Court. April 27, 12:07 p.m. A resident turned in a firearm for destruction at police headquarters. April 27, 2:19 p.m. At a business on Brentwood Boulevard, a subject who attempted to pass a fraudulent check fled the scene but left his driver’s license behind. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH April 28, 11:53 a.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a male lying in the front yard of a residence on Calhoun Court. Upon arrival, officers determined the subject, a 47year-old Antioch resident David Portillo, to be deceased. The investigation led to the arrest later in the day of 46-year-old Paul Soriano on the charge of murder. Portillo was the new boyfriend of Soriano’s estranged wife, who had gotten a restraining order against Soriano. It appears Soriano was not happy about his wife’s new relationship, and the fact that Portillo had moved in with her. Soriano went to his estranged wife’s home at a time that he knew Portillo would be there alone, as his estranged wife and children were attending a family funeral. A violent confrontation led to Portillo being beaten to death. Soriano is being held at County Jail in Martinez. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ police.

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pc. Jeffery Wymer, a member of the 218th Military Police Battalion, was recently honored at an Oakley City Council meeting after returning home safely from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. As part of his role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Wymer went on more than 1,500 combat support missions, supporting transition training with Iraqi police. His unit also conducted more than 50 humanitarian drops, delivering food, gifts and supplies to local schools. Wymer is a 2005 Freedom High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of the San Francisco Culinary Academy. “This is special in many, many ways,” Mayor Pat Anderson said. “Jeffery was my student at O’Hara Park. I watched him grow up, so not only am I proud of him as a citizen of Oakley, I am proud of him as one of my students.”

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he Oakley City Council recently honored the retirement of Permit Center Manager Gary Smith at its April 27 meeting. Smith has been a city employee since July of 2001, working diligently to educate the public about permit and building operations, a trait that has distinguished him from his colleagues. Mayor Pat Anderson said Smith will be remembered as a guiding light in Team Oakley, “a building inspector by trade but a people builder by heart.”

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he Delta wildlife that plays such a delightful role in the Discovery Bay community turned up practically on Jack Simmons’ doorstep recently when a mallard hen made its nest in Jack’s front yard. Not long afterward, three chicks were hatched into the world. It was the third year in a row the mama duck returned to the Simmons’ yard on Discovery Bay Boulevard to renew the ritual of motherhood. The Simmons named her Duck Duck, and keep tabs on her without being too intrusive. Her nest is deep in the flowerbed and difficult to spot, but she has allowed her adoptive family to take pictures – and mow the lawn.

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Letters from page 12A Measure F, LAFCO could reconsider its intention to direct this land to Brentwood by amending the city’s SOI. Additionally, if the people of Antioch decide to expand their urban limit line to include the area along Balfour Road, LAFCO could give that great weight. Any final decision about annexing the site to Antioch would occur only after a full analysis and public hearing. We respect the will of the people. It is our policy and, in our view, is the only fair and reasonable way to handle these issues. Helen Allen Rob Schroder LAFCO Commissioners

Disrespectful dilettante Editor: I am a local businessman and Brentwood farmer for over 35 years. I went to grammar, middle and high school in this town. My family has lived and farmed this Brentwood corridor since 1970. The facts are: The traffic volume is overwhelming on the west end of Balfour Road. It can no longer handle the volume of vehicles. I live and see the traffic issues every day at my farm stand. The selfish nature of Kathy Griffin’s deceptive comments is what has driven me to write this letter. She states, “I want to see green hills when I drive down Balfour Road,” and discounting my children’s safety and the safety of other families and their children upsets me to no end. People currently drive 70 to 80 mph on the section of Balfour Road after Heritage High School.

We need police and fire services to this area; currently we have nothing. Is the next fatality worth your selfish view of green hills, Kathy? For your information, we made sure the ridge lines will be protected and views will still be there if and when homes are built. The widening and improvement of Balfour Road needs to happen. Kathy Griffin and Seth Adams claim “that this initiative was sprung on us at the last minute and is being shoved down our throat and the citizens of Brentwood.” Although new to you, we have been living with and trying to solve this problem for over five years. The only way to solve this problem, after consulting with city officials, traffic engineers and landowners, is through the Measure F initiative. Farmers and property owners in this area of Balfour Road also do not appreciate Kathy and Seth calling us “greedy landowners.” Very disrespectful to us, to say the least. I plan to farm this area and have my farm stand in this area the rest of my life. I understand Kathy Griffin has lived in Brentwood for 13 years, but she should have some respect for others that have been living here their entire life. Before you talk, get the real facts of what is happening in this section of Brentwood, and just remember, Kathy: your house was built on a cherry orchard I used to ride my dirt bike through when I was 10 years old. I am glad you enjoy living there. Sean McCauley Brentwood see Letters page 21A


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Letters from page 20A Measure F is urban sprawl Editor: As a resident of Brentwood, California, I am strongly opposed to Measure F. The proponents of Measure F want to develop pristine farmland west of American Avenue to build 1,300 new homes. They believe that the City of Brentwood needs 1,300 new homes to extend American Avenue to make it safer for the students who attend both Heritage High School and Adams Middle School. They also believe that Balfour would need to be widened between American Avenue and Deer Valley Road and that, with the 1,300 new homes, the Highway 4 Bypass would be completed. Lastly, they believe that currently the residents of Brentwood represent only 5 percent of the vote on matters regarding our county urban limit line. Children and families can be made safe with the expansion of American Avenue without 1,300 new homes. Balfour could be widened. If it is widened because of 1,300 new homes, our traffic congestion will continue to worsen exponentially. Additionally, the Highway 4 Bypass is funded incrementally with federal dollars. If we, as voters, were concerned that we represent only 5 percent of the vote as it relates to the urban limit line, that logic would encourage us to never vote for a member of the Board of Supervisors, members of Congress and the Senate, the governor, or state legislators because our percentage as voters diminishes when the

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pool of voters becomes larger. Bottom line: A vote is a vote … and everyone should vote. Currently, the City of Brentwood has 4,153 parcels available for development. There is no need for urban sprawl. Measure F is environmentally destructive, as it would create a financial windfall for developers and pure misery for the residents of Brentwood. If the supporters of Measure F were alive when Golden Gate Park or Central Park was being considered, neither of those parks would exist today and would, instead, be filled with overcrowded housing. Let’s protect our open space – Brentwood doesn’t need to become another example of urban sprawl. Vote no on Measure F. Dr. Joseph Ovick County Superintendent of Schools Brentwood Resident

sure F is that plan for future development to fund and fix these problems. We can’t afford to wait on those who think no is planning policy for our future. Alex Sanabria Brentwood

Hidden thorns on primrose path Editor: Measure F is full of deceptions. Brentwood residents, beware! Here are a few things for residents to consider when they receive their ballots: One, the enormous amount of money being poured in to “Yes on F” – why are they bulldozing you with glossy fliers heavy on feel-good promises but silent on a home building project 1½ times the size of Shadow Lakes (and the

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traffic that brings)? Two, how will all of the wonderful projects be funded? By a heinous tax on the homebuyers, that’s how. Anyone who has experienced the harm of Antioch’s Mello Roos taxation fiasco can give you an earful about that. Remember the glowing promises of Prewett Water Park, which was to be accompanied by a gorgeous new library, state-of-the-art community center, and acres of park land? Mello Roos taxpayers were promised all sorts of things, including free or reduced price access to those amenities. Not only did that never happen, but now Antioch residents sit 16 years later with no new library, no park and the prospect of a see Letters page 24A

‘No’ is no plan Editor: In reading the arguments for and against Measure F, it is sad to see that the voices and politics of “no” have come to dominate the debate. To my fellow Brentwood residents: it is very easy to vote no because no is short for nothing! To address those challenges of tomorrow, Brentwood must begin planning for today. That is why I am voting yes on Measure F. Let’s face it: the country is broke and will be strapped for cash for the foreseeable future and will put off for decades (or never) the infrastructure needs we have for today. A yes on Mea-

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Dogs4Diabetics is a girl’s best friend “ I just love her. I can

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These days Ashley Bogdan is known around Adams Middle School as the girl with the dog. “Everyone wanted to come up and touch Bria and pet her, especially at first,” said Ashley, 13. “But now they’re getting used to her and it’s not such a big deal.” Bria is a medical alert assistance dog trained by the Dogs4Diabetics foundation, and seven weeks ago the Labrador retriever found a new home with Ashley and her family in Brentwood. “The transition has been really easy,” said Ashley’s mom Stacey. “Very smooth. She’s already like one of the family.” Ashley was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and it was during her initial stay in the hospital that the Bogdans learned about the Dogs4Diabetics organization. Trained to alert when a diabetic “goes low” – a term for a drop in blood sugar – dogs like Ashley are able to recognize through their sense of smell when their human partners experience a dip in their sugar levels; often before the owners recognize the signs themselves. In Ashley’s case, where she’s required to check her blood sugar sev-

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Ashley Bogdan eral times a day and administer insulin as needed, Bria’s arrival has been not only a comfort to the young teen, but a relief to her parents as well. “I admit I was skeptical at first,” said Jeff, Ashley’s dad. “But it really works. Dogs are about 400 percent more attuned to smell than humans, and she’s (Bria) been amazing.” When Bria senses that Ashley’s levels are dropping, she picks up the brightly colored material attached to her collar – called a bringsal – which tells Ashley that she needs to check her blood sugar. “She’s (Bria) caught me (going low) a few times,” said Ashley. “It really works.” Still in her training period, Bria will alert during the day, but hasn’t yet graduated to nighttime duty. The ability to wake up at night and alert is the final lesson for Bria and will come within the next few weeks. For now, see Friend page 27A

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

It’s Magic… Okay, not David Copperfield type magic but in the “Tri City” sales area (Antioch, Brentwood, and Oakley) inventory sure is disappearing. In March and April of 2009 alone over 850 homes were sold between the three cities, compared to only 516 homes for March and April of this year. What this has created is a substantial increase in the actual sales price based on the substantial lack of actual inventory; a 16.7% increase in March, and an 8.7% jump in April. The amount of potential buyers has increased, while the amount of inventory has decreased…not magic, statistics. Statistically speaking, the private mortgage insurance company MGIC has noticed the median increase in sales price, and adjusted their guidelines accordingly. If you are an FHA buyer, and you have a credit score above 680, you’ll want to hear this: Effective May 1, 2010 MGIC is moving seven California regions up from their Tier 2 “risk level” to their Tier 1 “risk level”. This HUGE change in guidelines will allow would be buyers with a 680 score, versus the previous Tier 2 score of 720 many positives; they can purchase a home using 95% conventional financing, versus 96.5% FHA financing; there is no upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) that only increases your loan amount, and debt, from the start; buyers are able to take advantage of any home

improvements or appreciation as most lenders allow for a new appraisal to cancel MGIC’s mortgage insurance, versus FHA where you either need to refinance or wait five years to remove the mortgage insurance; a substantial overall savings in both three and five year periods. Assuming a purchase price of $250,000, and an interest rate of 5.00%, MGIC’s private mortgage insurance costs over a three year period would be $3,308, versus FHA at $8,438. Again, there is no upfront MIP to deal with and the actual coverage rates are lower than those of FHA. Now that’s truly MGIC! With the spring and summer real estate markets right around the corner it is important to arm yourself with as much information as possible. The beginning of this article touched on the dramatically low inventory our market has to offer, and if you are an FHA buyer continually being turned down because of either cash, or conventional offers, it might be time to rethink your approach. Now that private mortgage insurance is available at 95% with a 680 FICO score, if you’re able, you should magically convert yourself into a conventional buyer! If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo. com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444.

Letters from page 21A closed water park this summer. Brentwood, behold your future should Measure F pass. Choose wisely. And in the next City Council and school board election, remember the elected officials (Geddes, Stonebarger, Becnel and Brockman) who led you down the primrose path of hidden thorns. Cassandra R. Youngblood Brentwood

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Letters from page 24A children to a preschool environment daycare program where the focus is on pre-elementary education. Seven and 10year-old children need to be surrounded by same-age peers and participating in age-appropriate activities and recreation, an element of the program I admired about the YMCA. What is going to happen to the existing portables that have been supplied with crafts, supplies and P.E. equipment? When the economy rebounds at some point in time, is the program going to resume? The parents’ letter issued on April 16 indicates that the YMCA “will work with the school district to examine other options for after-school care and make information gathered available at the school sites.� I am depending on that information, as I am starting at ground zero in locating new daycare for my children. This closure notice has been a devastating blow. My children looked forward to the summer vacation program because it involved outside activities, walking trips, movie day and an occasional field trip. I’m disappointed there wasn’t consideration for those families who have kept the YMCA in business during tough economic times. Karla Know-Stauffer Parent to Marty and Mandy Stauffer

Keep the welcome-homes coming Editor: We’ve Just completed the very much past due Welcome Home for our Vietnam veterans at Alameda Fairgrounds in March. It really goes to show what a simple thank-you does for our service members. We must always give them thanks for what they do for our country. We must reach out to every parent, spouse, brother, sister, friend. If you know of a service member coming home, then it’s up to you to get them the honors they deserve. Lately the East Bay has really stepped up, from FD/PD to city officials to neighborhoods, putting together a great welcome home for our military sons and daughters. Contact Spike at 925-628-2201, e-mail spiker592000@yahoo.com or visit www.warriorswatch.org Spike Schau Oakley

Association asks residents to step up Editor: To the members of the Discovery Bay Property Owners’ Association: As vice president and board member of the Discovery Bay Property Owners Association (DBPOA), I feel that there have been some recent events that the members should be aware of. For more than 25 years, the DBPOA has operated through the election of members of the community who volunteered their time, along with a contract secretary and a compliance inspector, to ensure our community remains a place to “live where you play.� Through the years,

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boards came and went; members came and went. Some members appreciated the efforts of the board, others didn’t. Although it was the minority that did not appreciate what the association was trying to do for our community, it has had a tremendous effect on the association’s ability to survive. The association has been faced with legal issues, provoked IRS audit and continuous pressure from the minority of members to seek retribution against the board. All this has put a strain on the budget, personal lives of the volunteers and is now affecting members of the DBPOA. We may be faced with no longer having an association to enforce our CC&Rs – the very CC&Rs that keep our

homes presentable and raise our community to the level of privilege to be sought out by others. Additionally, less that 6 percent of our members petitioned that all members of the board be recalled, except Bobbie Nugent. This recall was brought on by a group of people calling themselves the Discovery Bay Property Owners Awareness Coalition, led by Frank Visitin and Anthony Steller. This group could pay the cost of recall but has put the burden on the members of DBPOA to pay. As a board, we can either hold the recall election or resign. The recall election will cost the members approximately $2,000 to $3,000. I truly believe that if the board resigns or the recall is success-

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ful, that will be the end of the Property Owners Association. The board would like to invite any member in good standing interested in serving the community to become a member of the board by e-mailing the DBPOA at dbpoa@dbpoa.org. We have a great sense of community and camaraderie among our neighbors and hope some of you will take the time to step up and volunteer to help your board and the community. In the meantime, questions or concerns can be sent to the DBPOA, P.O. Box 1977, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 or to the above e-mail site. Jack Parker Discovery Bay

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Prodigy from page 8A keyboard whenever Alex came to visit, hoping to avoid hours of loud, unintelligible noise. But during one visit, his grandfather forgot to put away the keyboard, and the sound they soon heard coming from the nearby room, said Sandra, was anything but noise. “I remember my father looking at me and asking me where Alex learned to play like that,” said Sandra. “And I told him I had no idea he could play. That was when I started making some phone calls.” But it wasn’t as simple to find a teacher as Sandra had hoped. “I would call piano teachers, but no one wanted to take him because he was only 4,” said Sandra. “No one even wanted to hear him play. They all said to call back when he was 7.” But the Marquezes didn’t give up. They finally located a teacher who agreed to listen to young Alex – and the adventure began. When the same teacher later suggested Alex apply for a spot in the exclusive Conservatory of Music, his parents were unsure. “We knew how talented he was, but we were also nervous for him,” said Sandra. “When he auditioned, he only got through about half his piece and they asked him to

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stop. I thought, “Oh, no. He’s too young; he’s not ready.’ But they just looked at Alex and said ‘congratulations.’” Bach, Beethoven and Chopin are some of the compositions Alex performs at the conservatory. “They’re all geniuses,” he says. But his musical tastes remain eclectic. “I love Mozart, but I also like Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. I can’t really pick a favorite kind of music or composer. There are too many to choose from.” Aside from his musical talent, Alex is also a 4.0 student, vice president of his class and a member of the Bristow band. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, wrestling and jiu jitsu. An overachiever? Definitely, said his mom – but an overachiever with balance. “My main goal is for Alex to be wellrounded,” said Sandra. “I make sure he has time to play basketball with his friends and enjoy just being a kid. We’re very, very proud of him, but what I’m most proud of is that he’ll put on a dress shirt and go to his performance and then come home, put on a T-shirt and go outside and play ball. For all he does, he’s still just a kid.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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ole Engle, 15, works on removing a bed of overgrown jasmine at Garin Elementary during the recent Servant Day run by Resurrection Ministries in Brentwood. Cole was one of 128 residents ranging in age from 6 to 80 who recently served their community at 11 sites in the area. The beneficiaries of this inaugural Servant Day were all of the Brentwood elementary schools as well as Shepherd’s Gate, A Place of Learning and Head Start Community services. “The goal was to go out with love rather than only to invite people in to experience God’s love,” said Pastor Michael Lange. Event co-chairs Jeanne Dean and Shaney Engle plan future servant days to partner with important community entities or aid those in need. October has been set as a tentative time for the next Servant Day. Resurrection invites others from the community to partner with them. For more information, call 925-634-5180.

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Friend from page 22A the Bogdans continue to wake Ashley up themselves at night to check her levels. Nighttime monitoring is especially important, because a hypoglycemic episode can lead to unconsciousness or even a coma if not treated quickly. “Nighttime alerts are the last thing to come,” said Carol Edwards, program director for Dogs4Diabetics. “How to teach a dog to wake up to a smell is like us waking up when we smell something like a pot of coffee brewing. “What happens is that when someone goes low, the brain jumps into action and dumps a bunch of chemicals into the blood stream, which emits odors. The first of those comes through the breath and then it begins to seep through the pores and that’s what alerts the dog … It’s amazing. Every time I see it, it’s still miraculous to me.” And to the Bogdans. “I told Ashley that when she was diagnosed (with diabetes) something good would come out of all this,” said Stacey. “And in many ways the experience has been priceless. The camaraderie with other families that we have met through the program has been wonderful. I tell Ashley that now she is an ambassador for the organization, and she really is.” Founded in 2004, Dogs4Diabetics is a nonprofit organization that provides trained dogs to families free of

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charge. The dogs are received from Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael and retrained for diabetic alert work as well as other organizations, including Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. The cost of training each dog is approximately $25,000 and is paid for through private and corporate donations. Dogs are matched with their owners through a series of training sessions and general compatibility. “It’s about matching personality and dog with lifestyle,” said Edwards. “Every person is different, just as every dog is different. Generally speaking, Labs seem to have the best temperament for this kind of work, although I suppose any dog could do it. But as a rule, Labs have a good work ethic. They like to be with humans and they like the job.” For the Bogdans, life has changed a great deal over the past few months, and most of it has been for the good – thanks to Bria. “They say that a dog is man’s best friend,” said Stacey. “Well, in our house we say that a dog is a girl’s best friend, and she (Bria) really is.” “I just love her,” said Ashley. “I can hardly remember what it was like before she was here. She’s made this all a lot easier.” For more information on Dogs4Diabetics or for volunteer or donation information, call 925-246-5812 or visit www.dogs4diabetics.com. To comment, visit www.thepress. net.

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Library seeks teens The Oakley Library is looking for enthusiastic and energetic teens to assist Contra Costa County Library staff with the Summer Reading Program. Volunteers will help prepare crafts, track supplies and prizes, explain the Summer Reading program to participants of all ages and assist with record keeping. Teens must possess verbal skill, be dependable and responsible, and must be entering eighth grade or above in the fall. Volunteers will be assigned to one-to-

Gillette from page 10A sages and some encouraging and humorous words from Mic and Stevie, the kids started to open up and play with inspiration. By the end of the session, the kids were begging for more time with them – and not just because they wanted to get out of their other classes.” “After the clinic, it was very fun to watch many of the students lining up to get autographs,” added Lewis. Gillette, Politzer and Roseman will accompany the band for several songs, including Tower of Power hits “Squib Cakes,” “You’re Still a Young Man,” and “This Time It’s Real.” The students will also perform traditional jazz standards and Latin jazz numbers that the band has been rehearsing all year. “These young musicians are very advanced and love to play and learn,” Gillette said. “George Chilcott has done a great job here.” For the Liberty concerts, Gillette was

two-hour shifts per week from June 8 through August 23. All interested volunteers must fill out an application available at the library. A mandatory 30-minute orientation with parent or guardian present is required. Orientations at the Oakley Library can be scheduled on Saturday, May 15 between 10 a.m. and noon; Thursday, May 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Call the Oakley Library at 925-625-2400 to sign up for an orientation time or to obtain more information.

joined by friend and Tower of Power band mate Skip Mesquite. Mesquite passed away earlier this year, so Gillette said he plans to dedicate the Freedom jazz concert performance to Mesquite and his family. Gillette will also be selling copies of his latest CD, “Ear Candy,” at the event. A portion of CD sales will also be donated to the Freedom instrumental music program. The Freedom Jazz Band presents Playing the Oakley Stroke Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Freedom High School Multipurpose Room, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for kids 3 and younger. Advance tickets are available for $10. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the instrumental music program. For more information, call 925-625-2915 or e-mail freedom_band_boosters@yahoo. com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Bike to Work Thursday Rainbow Road Join thousands of Bay Area residents as they ride their bicycles to work, school or just for recreation on Thursday, May 13 during Bike to Work Day. Stop at one or both Brentwood Energizer Stations (sponsored by REI, Delta Pedalers and 511 Contra Costa) from 7 to 9 a.m. (7 to 10 a.m. for the REI Sand Creek Energizer Station) for beverages, breakfast treats and goodie bags. Energizer stations are located at Oak and Second streets (at City Park) and Shady Willow Lane at Sand Creek Road (near the Streets of Brentwood). Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a new enthusiast commuting during this Bike to Work Day, you’ll be able to pocket your gas money while helping to improve the environment. For more information about Bike To Work Day in the nine Bay Area counties, and to register for raffle prizes, visit www.btwd. bayareabikes.org/register. East County Energizer stations:

Brentwood • Sand Creek Road at Shady Willow Lane (7 to 10 a.m.), sponsored by REI Brentwood.

Oakley from page 1A be you think you’re interested only in the services fair, but you might find out information about a business you didn’t know about, or a youth program that kids in your neighbor might be interested in. The event is purely informational. We’re just trying to get the word out that Oakley is open for business.” The event will feature informational booths from 22 local service organizations, 15 businesses, 20 health service providers, and six youth programs. While the overall

• City Park at Second and Oak streets (7 to 9 a.m.), sponsored by Delta Pedalers.

Antioch • Mokelumne Trail at Sutter Delta Medical Center (6 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.), sponsored by the City of Antioch. • Kaiser Permanente Antioch at the corner of Deer Valley Road and Wellness Way (6:30 to 9:30 a.m.), sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Pittsburg: • Los Medanos College Quad Area (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), sponsored by David Bellman, LMC. • DeAnza Trail at Railroad Avenue (7 to 9 a.m.), sponsored by city of Pittsburg. Look for other REI Energizer stations at these key commute locations: • Pleasant Hill BART Station (4 to 6:30 p.m.). • North Berkeley BART station (6:30 to 9 a.m.). • Fremont BART Station, east entrance (6:45 to 9:15 a.m.).

event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the senior health fair will conclude at 2. The health fair, sponsored by the East County Senior Coalition, will feature free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings. No appointment is necessary but the screenings will be administered on a first-come first-served basis, so Lorono recommends that interested participants arrive early. For more information, visit www.oakleyinfo.com or call Lorono at 925-625-7011. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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ast County commuters lucky enough to be stuck on westbound Highway 4 Tuesday morning, April 27, were treated to a magnificent rainbow hovering above Willow Pass – a welcome break from the monotony of brake lights. It was one of the few times Press photographer Angelo Garcia, Jr. was grateful for slow traffic, allowing him to capture the spectacle without risking a truly gridlocking accident.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sarah Lincoln Aguilar and Carlos Manuel Aguilar, 944 Juanitta Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sarah Lincoln Aguilar and Carlos Manuel Aguilar FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0694 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sarah Lincoln Aguilar and Carlos Manuel Aguilar filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sophia Arlene Aguilar to Proposed Name: Fiona Sophia-Arlene Aguilar 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/28/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: May 3, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010

title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MER SAMSON AND FELIPA C. SAMSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 8/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0262566-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4937 GREEN HILLS CIR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN #: 056-021-011-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $412,900.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525046 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RUDY A. SALINAS AND TERREE K. SALINAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 6/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0205800 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2716 D ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 071-041-032-5 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $327,875.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525128 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

076-392-006-3. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MATTHEW RICHERT, dated 06/22/2006 and recorded 06/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0203871-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3217 ST JAMES PLACE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945095426. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $528,587.02. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of

Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/10/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3555233 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

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. Property is being sold “as is - where is”. TAX PARCEL NO.056-460-044 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 5143 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. THE BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT, IN ITS DISCRETION, TO EXERCISE ITS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES IN ANY MANNER PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 9604(1) OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL CODE, OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECTION, AS TO ALL OR SOME OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY, FIXTURES AND OTHER GENERAL TANGIBLES AND INTANGIBLES MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE DEED OF TRUST. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $645,911.29. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com Dated: 05/04/2010 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE By: Rajnita Lal, Foreclosure Assistant ASAP# 3557732 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: LAURA M. DEBARDELEBEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 6/3/10 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: LAURA M. DEBARDELEBEN, 1736 CLAYTON WAY, CONCORD, CA 94519 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237209-C Loan No. 0307715800 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237516-C Loan No. 0307709934 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA-BVS-096854 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 27, 2010, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by: RICHARD J GIBBS AND PAMELA S GIBBS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustors, recorded on 11/2/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0306486-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, 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 ail 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GARY W. MADEROS CASE NUMBER P10-00140 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GARY W. MADEROS A Petition for Probate has been filed by: LAURA M. DEBARDELEBEN in the


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After a high school pitcher from Marin got hit in the head by a line drive on March 11, the controversy over the safety of aluminum bats, which are used in high school baseball and softball, was rekindled. After the accident, in which the pitcher was in a coma for several days but is now slowly recovering, metal bats were replaced with wooden bats in the Marin County Athletic League. MCAL officials also sought to knock metal bats out of use in the North Coast Section playoffs, which start May 25. But their proposal struck out when NCS board members voted 35-12 to continue to allow metal bats. The Marin County teams have agreed to continue to use wooden bats in the NCS playoffs, despite the fact that their opponents will be hitting the ball with metal. That could put the Marin teams at a disadvantage because metal bats have been shown in several studies to slightly outperform wooden bats. And not everyone is in agreement with the Marin officials that wooden bats are necessarily safer. “I’m from the days where you used wood bats,” said Deer Valley High baseball Manager Dennis Luquet. “And I saw some liners fly at pitchers. So a wood bat can just as easily go right at the pitcher as a metal

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The controversy over metal bats has been renewed in the wake of the recent injury of a Marin pitcher after being hit in the head by a line drive. bat. And they are pretty similar. People think (balls) won’t fly off of wood. But you know what? They will. I have been coaching 30 years and I have never seen a pitcher get hit in the face or the head yet. So, you know, I’m not saying they won’t – that kid did. “But overall we can’t afford wood bats. That’s probably the biggest thing is the cost. They are $60 to $100. A par-

ent will buy their kid an aluminum bat, but other kids (borrow the bat) because not every parent can afford to buy one. And we can’t afford to buy them. If you get wood bats, they are not going to let somebody use their wood bat because it will get broken.” Luquet said that other than the cost, the main difference between metal and wood bats is that there’s a larger hit-

ting surface on metal bats because they don’t shatter like wood often does when hitting a pitch that’s in on the hands: “With the metal bat, the ball can still go over a first baseman or third baseman or infielder’s head” on an inside pitch. One study of 19 hitters swinging wood and metal bats in batting cages showed that the ball left the metal bats between 2 and 8 miles per hour faster than wood bats. There are several reasons for this, according to Kettering University physicist Daniel Russell’s Web site: • Metal bats can be swung faster because the weight is more evenly distributed along the bat, instead of being heavier toward the barrel, as in wood bats. • There’s a “trampoline effect” with metal bats in which more energy is transferred to the ball because it’s compressed less as it contacts a metal bat than it does when contacting wood. • While both bats have similarly sized “sweet spots,” metal bats have more effectiveness just outside that area, sort of a “semi-sweet zone.” • Metal bats don’t break, allowing for more singles on inside pitches, as Luquet pointed out. NCS officials are considering exploring alternatives to wooden bats in order to improve safety, such as mandating the use of helmets for pitchers, infielders and base coaches. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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When it comes to East County sports, the major leagues are the local high schools and the youth sports clubs are the minor league farm system. So if you’re looking for the athletic stars of tomorrow, you should check out the players in programs like the Delta Dawgs 13U baseball team, which recently won its first tournament of the season at Manteca’s Field of Dreams. “These boys we are working with in Brentwood are not far from these kids at the varsity level,” said Dawgs Manager Andy Keller, varsity pitching coach at San Ramon Valley High. “Going from the 13 to 17-18 years old, when I look at the mechanics, they are on the fast track to success. I am in awe. The high schools will have a hell of a team real soon.” The team has compiled a 12-7 record so far in a season that started in early February

and ends in late July. It’s a fairly new team, so the Manteca victory played a vital role in helping the players gel. “You don’t know where you are until you play some tournaments,” said Keller. “Getting that first win in Manteca really brought us together. We are on a high right now.” In addition to the talent and hard work of the players, the coaching staff of Matt Summers, Richard Abono, Mike Sides and Ron Martin has also been instrumental in the team’s success, said Keller. The following is Martin’s description of the Manteca tournament: Despite going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents 24-9, the weekend could have ended early if not for some late-inning heroics at the plate along with some usual strong pitching. The first game against the Brentwood Blast Red was a pitcher’s battle. The Dawgs’ see Dawgs page 9B


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Eagle from page 1B Wolverines’ league record to 7-2 (13-4 overall), putting them on track to do even better than last year’s 10-5 league (20-7 overall) finish in which they made it to the NCS semifinals, losing to Freedom. Marquis Cox and Thomas Riley “have both been doing a great job of getting on base for us and giving our other guys a chance to knock in some RBIs,” said Luquet. “The bottom of the lineup there are guys who have done well. (Michael) Lanter has done really well and (Tyler) Vistali.” Asked to assess his chances for the rest of the season, Luquet said, “I have been watching San Ramon and Foothill and Amador and De La Salle. I think Heritage is as good as any of those teams and might be better than most of them. And we’re a little bit behind Heritage right now. We have to show we can beat a good team.” Deer Valley will have another opportunity to beat a good team when it hosts Berkeley on Monday, May 10. In the meantime, the Wolverines played at Pittsburg on Tuesday and Antioch on Thursday. Their next league game is Tuesday, May 11 at Liberty. Freedom hosted Antioch on Tuesday and Liberty on Thursday. Its next game is Tuesday, May 11 at Heritage. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Tennis from page 1B competitive matches for years on club teams before they even reached high school. When Suarez arrived at Deer Valley, not only had he never held a racket; he didn’t even plan to try out for the team. “I actually got cut off the freshman soccer team. Soccer was my first passion,” he said. “My cousin got me to try out for tennis. Since then I just kept wanting to get better. Very late start. So I’m definitely happy with what I’ve done in the last couple years. It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of time practicing, a lot of help from my coach, a lot of tournaments outside of school. Playing yearround definitely helps. I try to play as much as I can whenever I can.” Last year Suarez, playing in the number-one position, finished third in the BVAL tournament. “So that was really good,” he said. “I had a tough year last year. But it was just a matter of taking time to get used to everything and playing number one. This year I went 14-1. So I was definitely happy about that. I wanted to go undefeated. I had one flat day. That’s part of the game.” Asked about his strengths, Suarez said, “I just try to be as offensive-minded as I can, but at the same time being patient and using strategy and making adjustments on the court, knowing how to break down my opponents and what makes them tick. My serve, a lot of people have problems with returning my serve.” Suarez will be competing in the North Coast Section Tournament, which starts today and concludes tomorrow at Santa Rosa High School. Most of the opponents he’ll be playing against picked up their first racket at age 5 or so and have been tearing up the court ever since. But he’s not daunted. “Definitely looking forward to NCS,” he said. “Last year I wanted it really bad, but it didn’t work out. This year I’m definitely ready.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Patriot swimmers prep for playoffs by Michael Dixon Correspondent The dual meet in the Heritage pool last Friday went swimmingly for the Patriots, as both the boys and girls squads defeated Deer Valley. The Heritage boys won 132-52 while the girls outscored the Lady Wolverines 127-59. The win in the final home dual meet for the Patriot seniors provided a measure of revenge for Heritage, which lost to Deer Valley last year. Clint Freeman and Cyrus Blankenship were the top swimmers for the Heritage boys, each scoring 28 points due to victories in two individual races and two relays. For the Heritage girls, MadPhoto by Michael Dixon ison Applegate and Haley Rose Love did likewise, winning two The Heritage senior swimmers relax for a individual events and two relays of their own for 28 points each. “Right now, we’re getting pretty strong,” said Patriot Coach poolside photo-op after they and their teamCraig Carson. The events that I was really worried about were the mates beat Deer Valley Friday.

breast stroke and the back stroke. But the kids are really swimming well there. As for the boys team, which overcame early-season challenges such as the flu bug, Carson said, “They’re coming together nicely. The team has done a lot of conditioning and weight training ... and all that hard work we put in is going to pay off. “It’s always exciting to see them swim well when they’re really tired and find that toughness, in racing. We’ve been trying to stress that all year and I think that we’re starting to see that, and we’re winning the close races and swimming aggressively. Last year we had some phenomenal time drops at the end of the season, where kids just swam really well. And I think that they’re setting themselves up to do that. The Patriot boys and girls teams are 4-0 in BVAL play, finish the regular season on Friday with a dual meet at Liberty and host the BVAL championships May 14 and 15.

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Falcons fly on track Hansen roars at Speedway Last weekend in Sacramento, the Freedom High track team put in an outstanding performance at the Sacramento Meet of Champions. All the athletes achieved personal bests and placed high against some of the best competition in Northern California, Nevada and Oregon. D’Amora Cooper jumped 22.0 feet for first place and came back in the evening against the best jumpers in the state for the Invitational session and placed seventh. Tim Shepard took second place in the Open session of 100 meters with a time of 11.269, losing by a mere eightthousands of a second.

Mike Kicenski tied for sixth place with a jump of 5 feet, 11 inches in the Open high jump. In the Open session of the 4x100-meter relay, Freedom’s team of Shepard, Darrel Daniels, Josh Garcia and Kenny Walker took fourth place with a season-best 42.88. Kenny Walker placed third in the Open 300 IM hurdles with a time of 39.79 and placed fourth in the Invitational 110 high hurdles, recording a time of 14.63. The Falcons now set their sights on tournament play: the BVAL, Tri-County, NCS Meet of Champions and CIF Championship in Fresno. – Contributed by Glenn Briggs

by Jack Menges Staff Writer Melissa Hansen is two-for-two at the Antioch Speedway this season. After sitting out the 2009 campaign to concentrate on schoolwork, the twotime champion returned to action last month and won the main event at first asking in a pure stock. The following week she was a spectator, as her fiancé took over the wheel in a rotating driver assignment. He finished off the board in his initial effort. Then it was back to Hansen, and she responded with another Main Event victory last weekend. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms will get in half-price on Saturday.

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Dawgs from page 4B RJ Prince and Daniel Martin combined for five shutout innings, while the Blast’s Anthony Lewallen allowed only two unearned runs through four innings. In the fifth inning, however, the Dawgs banged out eight runs, capped off by a three-run triple by Roger Kruse. In game two, against the Bomberz from Stockton, the Dawgs were up 6-1 in the top of the sixth thanks to strong defense and the pitching efforts of Ryan Cook and Jacob Martin. But the Bomberz rallied to close it to 6-5. A big clutch double by Charlie Sides in the bottom of the sixth cleared the bases and secured the 9-5 win. Game three was a nail biter against a

stubborn Bomberz team. After four shutout innings from Martin, the Dawgs enjoyed a 3-0 lead, but the Bomberz scored four runs to take the lead in the sixth. In the clutch hit of the year for the Dawgs, with two outs and a full count, Colin Summers lined a single to left, scoring the game’s tying run. In the eighth inning, Sides knocked in the game winner with a single to left with the bases loaded. The championship game was highlighted by the team’s first complete-game pitching performance by Nick Zalec. He shut out the Rebels from Tracy while striking out 13 on 94 pitches. Malic Hutchins and Jimmy Darling, who have been hot all year, provided all the offense the Dawgs would need in the 2-0 victory. Platinum Sponsor:

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Lower your blood pressure by Kiki Powers Certified Nutritional Consultant May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, an invitation to assess your own blood pressure. Maintaining a healthy level is one important way to reduce your risk of heart disease, still the leading cause of death for Americans. The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable, as long as you heed early-warning signs such as high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is also known as hypertension, and is often called The Silent Killer because it exhibits no symptoms but can lead to stroke, heart attack or heart and kidney failure. Hypertension accelerates the process of atherosclerosis by damaging your arteries so they are more likely to accumulate plaque from cholesterol. Hypertension, which is caused by factors including obesity, inactivity, smoking and high sodium diets, is far too common. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your blood pressure naturally:

Reduce salt in your diet The National Academy of Sciences recommends reducing salt intake to no more than 2,400 mg. daily – approximately 1 teaspoon – a fraction of what most Americans consume. Most of the sodium you eat is hidden in processed foods and fast foods.

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Incorporate essential fatty acids Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, flaxseed oil, walnuts and dark leafy greens help reduce blood pressure and lower levels of LDL – “bad” cholesterol.

Include natural diuretics Nutrients such as Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and calcium – as well as the humble celery – act as natural diuretics. In fact, a mere four stalks of celery daily can help reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 14 percent. Incorporating these ideas, along with exercise and weight loss, can bring your blood pressure down to a safe level and reduce your risk of heart disease. Healthier blood pressure is right within your reach. Kiki Powers, MS, CNC, Founder of Natural Health Solutions, is a certified nutritional consultant, professional health writer and national speaker. For more information, e-mail kiki@kikipowers.com.

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I want to share with you 15 foods that are guaranteed to increase your metabolism and burn the belly fat away: Milk, whole grain cereal and oats Complex carbs, when eaten in moderation, can increase your metabolism and keep insulin levels low after you eat. This is good because when insulin spikes, your body will start to store more body fat. Eating breakfast first thing in the morning will help to keep your insulin levels down, which will help increase your metabolism. Studies show that calcium in milk is a metabolic trigger. When between 1,200 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium were consumed by dieters, they lost twice as much weight as dieters deficient in calcium. Jalepeños, habañeros and cayenne These little bad boys speed up your heart rate. Did you know that eating spicy foods can increase your metabolism by 25 percent? It’s true, and the body continues to burn calories three hours after you consume one of these spicy peppers. Green tea, coffee Caffeine speeds up your heart rate, which increases your metabolism while at rest. Not only does caffeine speed up your heart rate; it revs up your brain and nervous

system – which also increases metabolism. Studies have shown that ingesting caffeine prior to exercise helps decrease muscle fatigue and increases oxygen consumption. The more your body consumes oxygen so that muscles can contract for longer periods of time, the faster your body burns calories. Lean beef, pork, chicken and turkey Protein intake is essential for lean muscle growth. The more lean muscle tissue your body develops, the longer your body continues to burn calories at rest. Studies also show that protein takes longer for your body to digest than carbohydrates and fat. The greater your protein intake, the more energy your digestive system must output in order to break down the food. The more energy spent, the more calories your body burns. Salmon, tuna and sardines: Human fat cells release a hormone called leptin, which is responsible for the increase in hunger. The higher our leptin level, the higher our body fat percentage. Salmon, tuna and sardines are known to lower leptin levels, which in turn speeds up metabolism. I hope you find the information regarding these 15 fat-burning foods helpful. The next time you’re ready to visit the grocery store, come back to this page and put these 15 fat-burning foods on your list. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Teen Theater unveils ‘Best of Broadway’ The evolution of vaudeville to contemporary musical theater will be the subject of a new review-style show presented by the students of Brentwood Teen Theater. The curtain goes up for “Best of Broadway,” which features more than 20 musical numbers and large dance production numbers, on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30, p.m.; Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m.; and Saturday, May 22 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. The performance will be a culmination of a training program for students 8 to 19. Performers will dance, sing, emcee and act as they salute the Broadway musical. Brentwood Team Theater actors receive training in performance skills from professional director Steve Kinsella, who brought his training and production companies to Brentwood in

2004. Since then, many students who came through Brentwood Teen Theater have gone on to receive college scholarships. Some have begun lives as professional entertainers. “It is the philosophy of Brentwood Teen Theater that students are often not challenged enough,” said Kinsella. “An aggressive curriculum of the skills necessary to produce the “Best of Broadway” show have been taught in a supportive, nurturing atmosphere. “I always feel that when you take care of the individual, their contributions are richer to the final product.” Advance ticketholders will have priority seating. Call 925-516-9009 (no credit card is required) for advance tickets, which may be paid for and picked up at the door. Or reserve your seats online at www.brentwoodteentheater.com.

Poet laureate competition The Brentwood Arts Commission is accepting applications for the position of Poet Laureate of the City of Brentwood for the term July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012. Applicants must reside within the Brentwood city limits. Applicants need to submit a résumé, a statement of interest and three original works. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to: City of Brent-

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Invites you to participate in our Giant Flea Market When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Where: Parking Lot in front of Liberty High School 15 x 15 ft. Exhibit Space $30.00 Come and Sell your no longer needed household items or your handmade treasures. Proceeds from the space rental will benefit the Brentwood Lion Club’s Scholarship Program for graduating Seniors from Brentwood’s four High Schools, Independence, La Paloma, Heritage, and Liberty. If you have any questions you may call: Lion Mike Morgan at 925-513-7280 or email to: lionmike63@hotmail.com Please mail Check and application to: Brentwood Lions 482 Edgefield Pl, Brentwood, CA Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ Alternate Phone: _______________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________ # of spaces needed _____________ Amount enclosed: $ _______________________ I will sell or display: _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________


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Artwork is Fair game Every fair has its time-honored staples, the events and traditions that make American county fairs what they are: Ferris wheels, the aroma of hot dogs and cotton candy mingling with the earthy scents wafting from the 4-H tents, buildings filled with blue-ribbon blackberry preserves, 245-pound pumpkins, crocheted doilies and everything in between. But not every fair boasts a staple quite like Bill Peters, who has exhibited at least one painting, photograph, collage, short story, poem or drawing – and more often than not, one or two of each – every year since 1961. “I have a lot of hobbies,” the Brentwood resident said, adding that he started exhibiting his art decades ago to get his students to do the same. His example has inspired nearly a half-century of fond memories for him and many of his students from Liberty High School, where he taught for 34 years, and Independence, where’s he been teaching parttime for the last 15. Peters is familiar with other fairs, but Contra Costa’s is closest to his heart. “I’ve been to a lot of fairs, and Contra Costa might not be the biggest, but I don’t think there’s any one better,” he said. The fair’s CEO, Lori Marshall, said the feeling is mutual. “He’s been a great inspiration to his students and all of us at the fair,” Marshall said. “Bill, and people like him, give the fair its flavor and make it the enduring community event that it is.” Peters will put a host of work on display at this summer’s fair, including two oil paintings, a collage, a pastel and a number of pho-

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 18, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 10-005) to operate a pool hall, known as PoolCarlos, within an approximately 1,245 square- foot tenant space located in the southeast portion of Vic Stewart’ s Plaza at 70 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite “ C” (APN 010-840-021). Applicant: Carlos Moscoso Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’ s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 18, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 10-006) to allow an off-sale beer and wine license for the existing Walgreens located at 6570 Lone Tree Way (APN 019-010- 060). Applicant: Miller Starr Regalia for the Walgreen Co. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’ s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 18, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a time extension for a conditional use permit (CUP 08-12-A1) to allow the operation of an existing 7,082 square foot sanctuary building, a new 10,230 square foot sanctuary building, a new 9,280 square foot pre-school building, and a new 7,507 square foot flex building, as well as the removal of the two existing portable school classrooms, reconfiguration of the existing parking lot and all other site related improvements for the Neighborhood Church, located at 50 Birch Street (APN 013- 143-013). Applicant: Neal Doty on behalf of the Neighborhood Church Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’ s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press NO. 02-1273 Publish Date: May 7, 2010

Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JEFFREY MOORE AND LYNNE A. MOORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 3/24/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0100618- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 903 STONEWOOD DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN #: 017-370-029 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $341,949.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525137 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002192-00 The name of the business (es): SIMPLY SPOTLESS Located at: 109 Worrell Road In: Brentwood, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marlo Campos, 109 Worrell Road, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Marlo Campos This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fistitious business name (1) NIGHT HAWK AGENCY; (2) (UNIT) UN NAMED INVESTIGATION TEAM The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: 4/30/- 09 under file number: #F0003075-00 Located at: 2032 Tupelo Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dermot L. Jones, 2032 Tupelo Way, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Dermot L. Jones This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 30, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Allen Lee Willis III, 2191 East Cypress Road, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Allen Lee Willis III FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0587 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Allen Lee Willis III filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Allen Lee Willis III (AKA) Bubba Jonathan Wallace to Proposed Name: Bubba Jonathan Wallace 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/7/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: April 9, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002248-00 The name of the business (es): Milligan-Spika Company Located at: 580 Valdry Court, Suite D-4 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 14006, Oakland, CA 94614 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): J & R Supply, Inc., 580 Valdry Court, D-4, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/29/10. Signature of registrant: Jeffrey Varrella This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 29, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: March 29, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003024-00 The name of the business (es): A & M MECHANICAL Located at: 1211 Ironwood Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MASON EDWARD KLUG, 1211 Ironwood Drive Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mason Klug This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002662-00 The name of the business (es): ENOS FAMILY FARMS Located at: 1850 Walnut Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 2131, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ronald Martin Enos, 1656 Chatham Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Ronald Martin Enos This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 13, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: April 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002934-00 The name of the business (es): R & M Landscape Co. Located at: 4900 Beldin Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose D. Reynoso, 4900 Beldin Lane, Oakley, CA 94561; Fausto Miramontes, 420 Star Street, Oakley, CA 94561. 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: Jose D. Reynoso This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 21, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 21, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002541-00 The name of the business (es): Ricciardi Services Located at: 855 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paul M. Ricciardi, 855 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Paul M. Ricciardi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 8, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: April 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002542-00 The name of the business (es): ORALE ORALE MEXICAN RESTAURANT Located at: 5601 Lone Tree Way, Suite 150 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 181 Crawford Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): AGUILAR 5, INC., 181 Crawford Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Danny Aguilar/President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 8, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003149-00 The name of the business (es): Iznuthin Fabrication and Consulting, LLC Located at: 1050 Dellwood Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Iznuthin Fabrication and Consulting, LLC, 1050 Dellwood Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/16/10. Signature of registrant: Wendy Mori-Owner/- President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 29, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 29, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002891-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Realty Located at: 1120 Second Street, Suite 105 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William Bolles Lockridge, 1120 Second Street, Suite 105, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/9/10. Signature of registrant: William B. Lockridge This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002399-00 The name of the business (es): APPOSITE; APPOSITE LOCK Located at: 40 Kingston Place In: Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darin Polsley, 40 Kingston Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. 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: Darin Polsley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002135-00 The name of the business (es): SMOG SOLUTIONS Located at: 6750-A BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): HUGO HENRIQUEZ AND MARCIA LYNN HENRIQUEZ, 5622 ARCADIA CIRCLE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/25/10. Signature of registrant: Hugo Henriquez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 25, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002685-00 The name of the business (es): Kid’s Corner Preschool Located at: 535 Cashew Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shanon M. Niemeier, 535 Cashew Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shanon M. Niemeier This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 13, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002789-00 The name of the business (es): blueapple Located at: 1116 Alder Creek Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alma Elsa Roque, 1116 Alder Creek Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/16/10. Signature of registrant: Alma Elsa Roque This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002653-00 The name of the business (es): Shepard Plumbing Located at: 2233 Trinity Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alan James Shepard, 2233 Trinity Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Alan James Shepard This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 13, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: April 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002431-00 The name of the business (es): BLACK DIAMOND TACTICAL Located at: 3094 HUDSON DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, Mailing: 1145 2ND STREET, #106, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BLACK DIAMOND TACTICAL LLC, 3094 HUDSON DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 CALIFORNIA. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: BRIAN MATHEWS, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 5, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: April 5, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002162-00 The name of the business (es): Cash Your Gold Located at: 1405 Hilltop Mall Road In: Richmond, CA 94806 Mailing: 1351 N. Main Street, Slainas, CA 93906 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sukh-Sana Enterprise, Inc., 1351 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906 California. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/25/10. Signature of registrant: Siddiqi M. Hansoti (President) This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 25, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 3, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ARCHOY CORPORATION The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2505 SAND CREEK ROAD #112 BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-7183 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002716-00 The name of the business (es): Woods Audio Video Located at: 2715 Crystal Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph Patrick Woods, 2715 Crystal Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/14/10. Signature of registrant: Joseph P. Woods This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:April 14, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003037-00 The name of the business (es): PLAN B - A TASTE OF SOUL Located at: 2227 RAILROAD AVENUE In: PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): EVELYN COLEMAN, 1932 DEWITT COURT, MERCED, CA 95341 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: Evelyn Coleman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: April 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 26, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SPORTS CLUB CAFE INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1510 NEROLY ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561-2085 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Date(s): May 7, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003042-00 The name of the business (es): R & P Garage Doors Located at: 14145 Byron Highway, Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 1782, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Gibbs, Byron, CA 94514 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Gibbs This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2010 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: April 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: April 21, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GRAZIES INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2505 SANDREEK ROAD SUITE 120 BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Date(s): April 30, May 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237524-C Loan No. 0307724175 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee

disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LOUISE EARLS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 6/22/2006 as Instrument No. 20060197470 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 23650 MARSH CREEK RD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN #: 007140-012 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $713,135.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525107 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tonya Michelle Ryken, 750 Solitude Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tonya Michelle Ryken FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0686 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tonya Michelle Ryken filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tonya Michelle Ryken (AKA) Tatiana Michelle Rose to Proposed Name: Tatiana Michelle Rose 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/25/10 Time: 9:00 a. m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: April 29, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-200173-C Loan No. 7440787935 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: AFRODESIA C. LOPOZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 11/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0460321-00 in Book -, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/- 21/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 293 WOODFIELD LANE BRENTWOOD, California 94513 APN #: 016-280-029 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $391,178.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/22/2010 2255

North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez-Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3542246 04/30/2010, 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20100015000529 Title Order No.: 100068877 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/03/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/10/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0044349-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KATHLEEN JONES-OLSEN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 05/27/- 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 463 HAZELNUT DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-522-002-1 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 $78,027.17. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 05/02/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001- 9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3536784 05/07/2010, 05/- 14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: John Jerald Micheal Lawhorn, 724 Sunlight Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: John Jerald Micheal Lawhorn FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0514 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: John Jerald Micheal Lawhorn filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. John Jerald Micheal Lawhorn to Proposed Name: John Michael Rovai 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/1/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: April 5, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002718-00 The name of the business (es): Fred’s Fast Plumbing Located at: 3780 Brown Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Fred Engelhardt, 3780 Brown Road, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Fred Engelhardt This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 14, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 14, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237592-C Loan No. 7439218736 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 229978CA Loan No. 5303657687 Title Order No. 602116804 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-01-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0528- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-082006, Book , Page , Instrument 20060071382- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BAHIYA ALMAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 46, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7844, FILED FEBRUARY 19, 1999, IN MAP BOOK 407, PAGE 39, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM. ALL INTEREST IN SUBSURFACE MINERAL RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET, AS RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, UNDER THE OWNER’S STATEMENT OF SAID SUBDIVISION 7844. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $660,365.32 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 909 LEGACY STREET BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 010-470-027 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 04-30-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3552154 05/07/2010, 05/- 14/2010, 05/21/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

(payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 05/13/2010 Time of Sale: 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1642 Dune Point Ct, Byron, California 94514 APN#: 004-151016 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 $312,843.14. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94520 925603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/23/2010 (RSVP# 192647) (04/23/10, 04/30/10, 05/- 07/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

er Services, Inc., as Agent 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 U.S. Bank National Association, Customer Service Department (949) 7986002 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 193567)(04/- 30/10, 05/07/10, 05/14/10) Brentwood Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

of said Lot 4, said point being the Eastern terminus of that certain course entitled, “ N 89’b046’ 00” E (R) 120 90’ “ , on said Official Map of Subdivision 8588; Thence, from said point of beginning, along said Southern line, South 89’b0 46’ 00” West 65 00 feet to the point of terminus for this description. The North and South side lines of said strip of land are to be shortened or lengthened to terminate on the Northeastern line of said Lot 3, and the Southeastern line of said Lot 4 APN: 018-200012 The property heretofore described is being sold “ as is” . The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 380 Carrol Court F, Brentwood, CA 94513 (May also be known as) 380 Carrol Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’ s Sale is estimated to be $143,628.87 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’ s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’ s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. Sale Information Can Be Obtained On Line At rsvpforeclosures.com Automated Sales Information Please Call 925-603-7342 Date: April 27, 2010 Fidelity National Title Company, Trustee TS No. 09-01788-5 JV 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916- 636-0114 Rozalyn Tudor, Authorized Signature Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “ mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code ‘a72923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section ‘a72923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53(k)(3) Rozalyn Tudor, Authorized Signature (RSVP# 194205) (05/07/10, 05/14/10, 05/- 21/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $329,044.37 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: April 23, 2010 Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000039-10-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Ernie Aguilar Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Ernie Aguilar Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3534564 04/23/2010, 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: April 22, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714-5085100 By: Lisa Bradford Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Lisa Bradford Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3541807 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Lorena Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3546420 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237593-C Loan No. 0359509374 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MANNING P. MILLER AND DEBRA L. MILLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 12/8/2006 as Instrument No. 20060392580-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2253 WOODHILL DR PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 097-410-025 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $451,033.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/30/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3537177 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Johnny Ramos, 519 W. 3rd Street, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Johnny Jose Ramos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0152 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Johnny Jose Ramos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ramos (AKA) Johnny Jose Ramos (AKA) Jose John Ramos (AKA) John Ramos to Proposed Name: Johnny Jose Ramos 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARINGa. Date: 6/3/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: April 6, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20100015000312 Title Order No.: 100040380 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 06/05/2006. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceeding against you, you should contact a lawyer. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0188688-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California. Executed By: Norman M. Johnson, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b),

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Title Order No.: 5801891 Trustee Sale No.: 69782 Loan No.: 9032695843/001 APN: 034-280- 078 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 08/31/2004. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 05/- 20/2010 at 01:30PM, DSL Service Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on Sep 10, 2004 as Doc #2004-0350376- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: David A Bower, A Married Man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 235 Sterling Way, Oakley, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $268,751.42 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “ mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/21/10 For: DSL Service Company, as Trustee By: FCI Lend-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-01788-5 JV Loan No. 419-08065 Title Order No. 09-017885 APN 018- 200-012 You are in default under a Deed of Trust dated January 9, 2007. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On May 27, 2010, at 01:30 PM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 19, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0017747-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: Claude S Johnson and Carol R Johnson, Husband and Wife as Community Property with Right of Survivorship, as Trustor, in favor of County Bank as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: The land referred to herein below is situated in the City of Brentwood, County of Contra Costa, State of California, and is described as follows: Parcel One Lot 3, as shown on that certain Map entitled Tract 8588, Sunset Industrial Complex, recorded April 2, 2004, in Book 462 of Maps, at Pages 35-45, in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, and as amended by that certain Amended Map of Subdivision 8588, filed June 7, 2004, in Book 465 of Maps, Pages 21-31, Contra Costa County Records. Excepting therefrom: All oil, gas, casinghead gas, asphaltum, and other hydrocarbons, and all chemical gas, now and hereafter found lying more than five hundred feet (500’ ) below the surface of said real property, together with the right to slant drill for and remove all or any of said oil, gas, casinghead gas, asphaltum and other hydrocarbons and chemical gas lying below a depth of more than five hundred feet (500’ ) below the surface of said real property, but without any right whatsoever to enter upon the surface of said real property or upon any part of said lands within five hundred feet (500’ ) vertical distance below the surface of said real property, as reserved in the Deed from Ronald Ellis Nunn, et al recorded January 15, 1999, Instrument No. 99- 12522. Excepting therefrom all oil, gas, petroleum and other hydrocarbon substances, and minerals in, under or recoverable from the portion of subsurface of the land lying below a plane parallel to and 500 feet vertically below the surface of said land, and the right to remove therefrom such oil and minerals from said subsurface subject to and complying with all applicable laws, including laws of the City of land lying above a depth of 500 feet from the surface. The rights reserved herein do not and shall not include the right to enter upon the surface of said land or any portion thereof lying above a plane parallel to 500 feet vertically below the surface of said land, as reserved in the Deed from George Stanley Nunn Jr & Meredith Fitzgerald Nunn recorded January 15, 1999, Instrument No. 99- 12523. Also excepting therefrom all interest in subsurface water rights with no right of surface entry as reserved in the Deed from City of Brentwood recorded 10/5/04 Instrument No 2004- 382746, Official Records Parcel Two A non-exclusive easement for joint access appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcel One above over that portion described as follows: Being a portion of Lot 2 and Lot 3, as said Lot 2 and Lot 3 are shown and so designated on the Official Map of Subdivision 8588, recorded April 2, 2004, in Book 462 of Maps at Page 35, in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, more particularly described as follows Being a strip of land forty (40.00) feet wide, lying twenty (20.00) feet on each side of the following described centerline: Beginning at the Northeastern corner of said Lot 3, Thence, from said point of beginning, along the Eastern line of said Lot 3, South 00’b0 14’ 00” East, 72.84 feet to the point of terminus for this description. The East and West lines of said strip of land are to be shortened or lengthened to terminate on the Northern line of said Lot 2 and Lot 3. Parcel Three A non-exclusive easement for joint access appurtenant to and for the benefit of Parcel One above over that portion described as follows: Being a portion of Lot 3 and Lot 4, as said Lot 3 and Lot 4 are shown and so designated on the Official Map of Subdivision 8588, recorded April 2, 2004, in Book 462 of Maps at Page 35, in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, more particularly described as follows: Being a strip of land forty (40.00) feet wide, lying twenty (20.00) feet on each side of the following described centerline: Beginning at a point on the Southern line

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA08000039- 10-1 . Loan No. 9000403535 Title Order No. 100007579-CA-GTI APN 011-190-049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 5, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 18, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 14, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004-0180653-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: BETH JACKSON, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of PACIFIC COMMUNITY MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13251 BYRON HIGHWAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-06740-6 . Loan No. 0019366905 Title Order No. 090831922CA-MSI APN 055- 680-058 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 11, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 20, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on October 21, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0408961-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA executed by: THOMAS JOSEPH MILLER, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND MIMI DIHN NGUYEN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of PREFERRED MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1740 SANGER PEAK WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531- 9127 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $643,987.21 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-06405-6 . Loan No. 0031414626 Title Order No. 090805165CA-DCI APN 053- 331-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 4, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 20, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on October 12, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0323583-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: ARTURO RODRIGUEZ AND ALENDRA RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4600 WOODBRIDGE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $528,953.98 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: April 26, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714-5085100 By: Lorena Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20100134000312 Title Order No.: 100027119 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 07/26/2006. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceeding against you, you should contact a lawyer. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/03/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0245541-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California. Executed By: Maddock Monroe and Patricia Monroe, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check/ cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 05/13/2010 Time of Sale: 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 163 Continente Avenue, Brentwood, California 94513 APN#: 010-550-044 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 $519,300.19. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94520 925603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/23/2010 (RSVP# 192625) (04/23/10, 04/30/10, 05/- 07/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is filed. (2) The timeframe for giving notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 The undersigned loan services authorizes Cal-Western REconveyance Corporation to execute the Notice of Sale on its behalf containing or attaching the above declaration required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54 regarding its exemption from California Civil Code Section 2923.52 CitiMortgage, Inc By: Aaron Menro Title: VP For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 22, 2010. (R307200 04/23/10, 04/30/- 10, 05/07/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Christopher and Andrea Freyler, 350 Madison Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Christopher and Andrea Freyler FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0579 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Christopher and Andrea Freyler filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Alyssa Noel Jacobsen-Freyler to Proposed Name: Alyssa Noel Freyler 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/21/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: April 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates:April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20100134000229 Title Order No.: 100026440 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 11/04/2004. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceeding against you, you should contact a lawyer. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/16/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0437862-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California. Executed By: Kuldip Judge, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check/- cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 05/13/2010 Time of Sale: 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 941 Orchid Drive, Brentwood, California 94513 APN#: 017-420-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $472,500.41. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collec-

tor attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94520 925603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/23/2010 (RSVP# 192628) (04/23/10, 04/30/10, 05/- 07/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237202-C Loan No. 0359376539 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ALLISON CLARK AND EDWARD CLARK, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 10/17/2006 as Instrument No. 20060327996-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1400 PORT CT OAKLEY, CA 94561- 0000 APN #: 035-562-044-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $410,670.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525041 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0959921-1 Loan# 0239709660 Order # 55011097 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/22/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/03/- 2010 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/28/2008 as Document No. 2008-0117712-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: ARNOLD DELOS SANTOS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND STEVE CRUZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: APN # 032400-012 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 540 LAKE PARK COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by

said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $425,532.45 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: ‘efÄ’b1 Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 X Does ‘efÄ’b1 Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 05/07/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: AMY LEMUS, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)7302727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3552184 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President. For sales information: MonFri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 20, 2010. (R-305716 04/23/10, 04/30/- 10, 05/07/10) Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0014675 Title Order No. 10-8-063363 Investor/Insurer No. 1704273730 APN No. 034- 500-053-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: PAUL BOULOS AND NOEL BOULOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 05/- 30/2007 and recorded 06/05/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0162949- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/- 04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 157 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $452,241.13. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 05/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3545336 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-30310-FF-CA Loan No. 0022532964 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED08/ 06/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made

in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ANA F. VARGAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 08/16/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0235525-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 05/21/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $635,582.46 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1281 POPLAR DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 032-410-027 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 04/30/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3539927 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President For sales information: MonFri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 30, 2010. (R-306349 04/30/10, 05/07/- 10, 05/14/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20080159907920 Title Order No.: 20862658 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 06/29/2005. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceeding against you, you should contact a lawyer. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0257003-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California. Executed By: Gilbert Cisneros, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 05/27/2010 Time of Sale: 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 212 Kate Lane, Oakley, California 94561 APN#: 037-470-033 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 $549,689.13. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications, 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520 925603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/30/2010 (RSVP# 194290) (05/07/10, 05/14/10, 05/- 21/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: April 14, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GATEWAY GAS & MART LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3615 GATEWAY ROAD BETHEL ISLAND, CA 94511 Type of license(s) Applied for: 21 - OFF - SALE GENERAL Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Date(s): April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1260402-15 APN: 041- 120-027 TRA: 19006 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1319 REF: Olguin, Dolores IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 06, 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. On May 13, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 14, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0394652-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Dolores Olguin, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2145 Megan Drive Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $351,604.80. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1260819-02 APN: 032- 351-075 TRA: 82235 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4463 REF: Titus, Edward Ray IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 02, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 13, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 06, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0038132-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Edward Ray Titus and Erlinda C Titus Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3455 Wells Rd Oakley CA 945615006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $312,267.92. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1263652-02 APN: 018- 280-009 TRA: 72013 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7146 REF: Gebro, Vernon L IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 26, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 20, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 02, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0311628-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Vernon L Gebro, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 91 Delta Rd Oakley CA 94561-2830 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $263,960.45. 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-00232-LM-CA Loan No. 9900183447 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED12/ 11/2001. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MICHAEL SAXBY AND KAY LUK-SAXBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/14/2001 as Instrument No. 2001-0386590-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 05/21/2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $229,326.54 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 501 MALICOAT AVENUE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033-350-039 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 04/26/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3535661 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

the real property described above is purported to be: 3362 S FRANCISCO WAY ANTIOCH CA 94509-5435 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Said sale of property will be made in “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of 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 $83,901.87 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. IF AVAILABLE, THE EXPECTED OPENING BID MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBER or (818) 871-1919. Date: 04-21-2010 TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY ARLENE H. BEHR AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE Address: Malibu Canyon Business Park, 26679 W. Agoura Rd., Suite 225, Calabasas, CA 91302 Phone: 818871-1900 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. ASAP# 3530481 04/23/2010, 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: 04/16/2010 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Manager ASAP# 3526976 04/23/2010, 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-237097-C Loan No. 0040236630 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: STEVEN D. EMERY AND DAWN M. EMERY, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 5/17/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0175422- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 13 SUSIE COURT OAKLEY, California 94561-6334 APN #: 034-350-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $399,253.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/22/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3521950 04/23/2010, 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-237213-C Loan No. 0270004164 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARIA ALICEA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN

Recorded 9/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0309170-00 in Book , page of Interest Only Adjustable Rate Loan Modification Agreement, recorded 09/02/2009, Instrument no. 20090211256-00 Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/28/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1155 PINE STREET PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 073-082-014 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $439,341.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/28/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3525116 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-236976-C Loan No. 0043896612 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: KENNETH W HOUSE, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND ROBIN OOSTERBAAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 9/15/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0291827-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/- 21/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 3509 LEAFWOOD CIR ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 052-201-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $457,259.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 4/21/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3522356 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 30, May, 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-236816-C Loan No. 0043369925 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JOSEPH K TROTTER

AND BEVERLY TROTTER, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 7/10/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0216623-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/- 21/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 284 BARQUENTINE CT PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 095-292-042 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $352,558.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. T.S. No. WC-236816-C Loan No. 0043369925 ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/15/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3517014 04/- 23/2010, 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3522698 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2009-00357 Loan No.: 70258033 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/9/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RICHARD A MOE AND JULIE C MOE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 8/23/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0267298-00 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/27/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $599,947.86 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 342 Big Bear Court Oakley, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033-380019 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 4/23/- 2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 www. lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 9608299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 3542707 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-36746-3 Title Order No.090828321 APN 035-730-023 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/20/- 2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/22/2006, as Instrument # 20060198016-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: KELLY R. ADAMSON, SINGLE, as Trustor, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA (Original Lender) and HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank,

a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 310 BROOKVIEW DR, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $392,200.45 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 04/14/10 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3533603 04/30/2010, 05/- 07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TTD No.: 20101079561997 Loan No.: 10536949 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10-03-2005 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-14-2010 at 10:00 A.M., TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10-13-2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0391857-00, in book ///, page ///, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA , executed by: CANDIDA M. ROLIZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND LASZLO BUD, AN UNMARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, and State described as: APN No.: 076-301-002-2 The street address and other common designation, if any, of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 10-06284 Loan No.: 1883363 A.P.N.: 037-211-019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/24/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: TIMOTHY EDWARD HULL, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 9/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0376924-00 in book , page and rerecorded on - as - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 5/13/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $323,090.63 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5052 FERNWOOD COURT OAKLEY, California 94561-000 A.P.N.: 037-211-019 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a Final Order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and The timeframe for giving notice of sale

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-338995-RM Order # 100054895-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DANIELLE KENNEDY, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE Recorded: 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0408577-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/21/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $432,508.21 The purported property address is: 3894 MARSH WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 270-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to EMC Mortgage Corporation 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 4/28/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: James F. Martin and Cynthia L. Gardner, 310 Helena Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: James F. Martin and Cynthia L. Gardner FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0627 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: James F. Martin and Cynthia L. Gardner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Elizabeth Ashley Sanchez Gardner Martin to Proposed Name: Elizabeth Ashley Martin Present Name: b. Julian Alexander Sanchez Gardner Martin to Proposed Name: Julian Alexander Martin 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/18/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: April 23, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003108-00 The name of the business (es): Fusion 3 Salon, Aveda, Community, Quality, Energy Located at: 2565 San Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 722 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): WTF Beauty, Inc., 722 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/27/10. Signature of registrant:Deborah L. Weisberg, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:April 27, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0057946 Title Order No. 08-8214568 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 052-164-004-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/22/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DWAYNE GIRON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 12/22/2005 and recorded 12/30/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0499461-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 21/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2800 LARKSPUR DR, ANTIOCH, CA, 945316713. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $481,754.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 07/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3535374 04/23/2010, 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 2010

or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 4/- 12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3528048 04/- 30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0154066 Title Order No. 09-8468039 Investor/Insurer No. 089499388 APN No. 035-650- 012-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MAUREEN B GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 04/25/2006 and recorded 05/03/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0138575-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 50 ISOLA COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $402,816.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3549125 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010

do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/- 13/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3543388 05/07/2010, 05/- 14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0151376 Title Order No. 09-8455340 Investor/Insurer No. 112593986 APN No. 041-141- 009-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GIANNI NAPOLI AND STEPHANIE NAPOLI, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/27/2005 and recorded 10/04/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0379902-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4333 GOLD RUN DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945613921. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,064,519.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3546676 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0108583 Title Order No. 08-8420517 Investor/Insurer No. 114525994 APN No. 041-330- 036-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ROBERT J TRAINOR AND DIANE TRAINOR, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/14/2005 and recorded 10/24/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0409934-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above

is purported to be: 4264 GOLD RUN DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945613961. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $766,866.05. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 04/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3543164 05/07/2010, 05/- 14/2010, 05/21/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002796-00 The name of the business (es): 1. BALFOUR DENTAL 2. BALFOUR DENTAL CARE 3. BALFOUR FAMILY DENTAL 4. BALFOUR DENTAL AESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 5. BALFOUR FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTAL 6. BALFOUR FAMILY DENTAL CARE 7. BALFOUR DENTAL GROUP 8. BALFOUR FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY Located at: 3120 BALFOUR ROAD, SUITE D In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RAYANI DENTAL CORPORATION, 3120 BALFOUR ROAD, SUITE D, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: SIEN K.

SIAO, VICE PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 16, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: April 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010

Date: 6/3/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: April 6, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Chiekel Reginald Mitchell, 105 Portola Place, San Pablo, CA 94806 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Chiekel Reginald Mitchell FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0630 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Chiekel Reginald Mitchell filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Chiekel Reginald Mitchell (AKA) Chiekel R. Mitchell to Proposed Name: Chiekel D’Juan DeVerney 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/15/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: April 19, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002569-00 The name of the business (es): Yogurt Island Located at: 3100 Main Street, Suite 282 In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Victor Benitez and Jacqueline Benitez, 1647 Somerset Place, Antioch, CA 94509 This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Victor Benitez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 9, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: April 9, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-273805-CL Order # 090281806-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT E. FREDRICKS AND KATHLEEN L. FREDRICKS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0231691- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 21/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $432,028.78 The purported property address is: 3897 HARVEST CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 270-054 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0149466 Title Order No. 09-8-448882 Investor/Insurer No. 155821658 APN No. 034-430- 008-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL ANTHONY ZAMORA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/30/- 2006 and recorded 09/01/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0278960-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 28/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 322 BARN DANCE WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $572,747.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 09/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3543613 04/30/2010, 05/07/2010, 05/14/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0001498 Title Order No. 09-8006870 Investor/Insurer No. 156969536 APN No. 037-480- 103-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/02/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL ZYGACZENKO AND JULIE G ZYGACZENKO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND BLAKE A TYLER AND SARAH N TYLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/02/2007 and recorded 02/28/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0059669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/04/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 70 SANDHILL CRANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $627,922.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003127-00 The name of the business (es): South East Asia Imports; S.E.A. Imports Located at: 4110 Chicory Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael F. Cresci, 4110 Chicory Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael F. Cresci This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 28,2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Fusion 3 Salon at: 2565 Sand Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 722 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 5/13/- 09 under file number F-0003403- 00 Signature of registrant: Deborah L. Weisberg, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: April 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Steven Lionberger, 1738 D Kirker Pass Road, Claton, CA 94517 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Steven Rayman Lionberger FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0518 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Steven Rayman Lionberger filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Steven Rayman Lionberger to Proposed Name: Steven Rayman Vollmer 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a.

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OBITUARIES Robert (Bob) Caldera Oct. 6, 1967-April 13, 2010 On April 13, Bob passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41 due to a massive heart attack. He was the sole provider for his wife Dawn and their three children: Nicholas, 12; Brandon, 10; and Rebecca, 7. Bob was a resident of Brentwood and an active coach with the Brentwood PONY League. He grew up in Concord, where he graduated from Concord High School and was a member of the Concord Blue Devils. He is survived his by father, Jim (Dema); brothers and sisters, Steve, Kelly (Lyle) Larimer, Jaymie and Cathy; and his grown daughter, Jessika (Kevin) Kibble. Bob will be deeply missed by many and forever in our hearts. A memorial fund has been set up for his children at Wells Fargo Bank. Those wishing to make a contribution may send it to any Wells Fargo Branch; reference the Caldera Children’s Memorial Benefit Fund, Account # 5078138822. Bonnie Martinez (Butler) Bonnie Martinez, 64, died in Antioch on April 13 with her family by her side. Bonnie was born in Pittsburg on Aug. 29, 1945 to Burl and Vival Bulter. She was the twin sister of Connie Florida. Bonnie was a loving wife and mother. She loved to camp with her family and really enjoyed the outdoors. She was also a longtime waitress in Antioch. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Burl and Vival; brothers, Harold

and Hershel Butler; and nephew, Robert Vengley. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Martinez; four children, Bonnie and Ronald Zeeb, Jamie Benton, James and Karen Benton, and Stacey Bartner; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Benjamin Paul Mullen Feb. 27, 1979-April 23, 2010 Ben Mullen, son of John and Bonnie Mullen of Discovery Bay, is survived by his wife, Susana; brothers, Greg and Darrell Mullen of Discovery Bay, Kirk Boyum and sister, Tammy Michael, both of San Francisco; Jeremiah Mullen of Bowling Green, Ky.; Heidi Whitley of Ashland Ore.; Michelle K. Ressler of the San Mateo area; and grandmother, Jeanine Landucci of Modesto. Special mention to Jose Sanchez and little Vanessa Aguirre, children he loved and cared for as his own, and of course, many aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece. Ben was a lifelong resident of Livermore. He was born in the family home, brought up in an English-only family and became fluent in Spanish. He overcame many obstacles, including the ravages of his illness, to finally become a qualified Christian minister and served in his hometown community. He was warmhearted and always had a friendly smile for customers at the several restaurants he worked at in Livermore. He also worked in the roofing trade. He will be missed by his many friends and family and remembered by our loving Creator. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 878 Herman Ave. in Livermore.

In Memoriam Clinton Furr June 27, 1948-Nov. 5, 2009 Clinton David Furr passed away on Nov. 5, 2009. He was born to Cecil and Lennie Furr in Hayward on June 27, 1948. A Celebration of Life will be held May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road. Please e-mail your RSVP to clintsmemorial@gmail. com. We hope to see you there.

Engagement

Essayist extraordinaire Liberty High School graduates Brad Moran, 26, and Kristyn Bauer, 26, are engaged to be married. Brad is a chef and Kristyn is a veterinarian technician. After their wedding this October, they are planning to live in the Discovery Bay/Brentwood area. Congratulations!

Freedom High School senior Caitlin Rice earned second place and $2,000 for her essay on “The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit During Your College Years.” Caitlin accepted the award at a recent California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation event in Sacramento. Her essay was selected as one of the top three out of 922 essays submitted. Congratulations, Caitlin!

Saxcess Ross Bronzan recently signed his scholarship acceptance letter from CSU Long Beach and will be performing his sax with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Bronzan is a member of the Heritage High School award-winning Symphonic and Jazz Band. He also plays in his own jazz, rock, Latin and swing band called Deja Blue and participates in school and community theater.

BIRTHS March 3 Troy Irvin and Ebony Thompson Brentwood – Girl Alpin Warren and Natalie Romo Discovery Bay – Boy March 4 Jesse Martinez and Shannon Tricas Antioch – Boy March 5 Patrick and Sondra Smith Oakley – Boy March 8 Pedro Olague and Cindy Gonzalez Antioch – Boy Juan Campos and Silvia Tejada Oakley – Boy March 10 Mario and Karla Garcia Oakley – Boy Lyle and Jill Probst Brentwood – Girl March 11 Felipe Coronado and Ashley VanWardhuizen Antioch – Boy Jeffery and Bessie Gardner Antioch – Boy March 23 Michael Smith and Marshauna Turnage Oakley – Boy

March 25 Kevin and Kristi Falvey Discovery Bay – Twin Girls March 26 Ricardo and Joanna Delgado Antioch – Girl March 29 Jesse Arroyos and Kellie Fearn Antioch – Boy Alejando Castro, Jr. and Rosa Aguilar Oakley – Girl Damien and Michelle Hill Antioch – Boy March 30 Ivan and Ana Torres Antioch – Girl Justin and Julia Redemer Brentwood – Boy Javier Contreras and Jessica Maya Antioch – Girl Manny Rangel and Elana Espinosa Antioch – Boy March 31 Christopher and Laurie Giboney Brentwood – Girl Ryan Galloway and Amanda Beckman Oakley – Boy Refujio Gonzalez and Jacqueline Garcia Antioch – Girl


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, May 7 Artist’s Open Studio Tour The 2010 East Contra Costa County Artist’s Open Studio Tour is held at Lynn House Gallery in Antioch May 7-23. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 7 from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.artistsopenstudiotour.com.

‘West Side Story’ Excelsior Middle School and The Volunteer Parents for the Arts Club host performances of “West Side Story” tonight and Saturday, May 8. Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for children. For more information, call 925-809-7530.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group The group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Neighborhood Church in Brentwood at 7 p.m. This month’s meeting focuses on HBO’s “The Faces of Alzheimer’s,” which provides an intimate portrait of seven individuals living with the disease. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Sign-ups

Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Scottie’s/ Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant on Sunset Road at Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, May 8 Delta MTAC The Delta Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California presents its final student recital of the season at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. There is no charge for admission.

DIG Plant Sale The Delta Informal Gardeners Plant Sale is held at 8:30 a.m. a quarter mile east of Eden Plains Road in Brentwood (look for the greenhouse). The sale raises funds for community plantings, scholarships for graduating high school students and books for the library. For more information, visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

Mother’s Day Flower Stroll Come collect a bouquet of flowers from Streets of Brentwood merchants and enjoy a welldeserved pampering from John Muir Health from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call the John Muir Women’s Health Center at 925941-7900 or visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.

Celebrate Mama! East County This free festival and marketplace is open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3850 Balfour Raod in Brentwood. Enjoy a silent auction, free giveaway bags and fun for the whole family. For more information, visit www.celebratemama. com.

Bilingual Puppet Show Come out to the Antioch Library at 11 a.m. to celebrate Children’s Day and Book Day, featuring a puppet show presented by the Magical Moonshine Theater. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Thursday, May 13 Free Food and Clothing Every Thursday at 7 p.m., the Family Life Center of Brentwood, 605 Harvest Park Drive, distributes free food and clothes. ID and proof of income are requested. For more information, call 925634-2016.

Coaches are needed for Delta Patriots’ cheer and football teams for the 2010 season. If you’re interested, e-mail deltatpatriots@ deltapatriots.com. For information about the league, visit www.deltapatriots.com.

Wolfpack Football and Cheer Registration for Delta Valley Wolfpack’s no-cut, no-tryout cheer and tackle football teams is held Saturdays from noon-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925-754-8668 or e-mail deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com.

The Oakley Library is looking for teens to help the Contra Costa Library staff with the summer reading program. Volunteers will be assigned to one to two two-hour shifts per week from June 8-Aug. 23. A mandatory half-hour orientation (with parent present) is required. Call 925-6252400.

Hoops Unlimited, Oakley’s only nonprofit 11and-12-year-old boys basketball team, has openings for players. Practice is held every Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the O’Hara Park gym. Come out to improve your skills or just practice. For more information, call James at 510-7343492 or e-mail hoopsunlimited@yahoo.com.

SeaWolves Swimming & Water Polo

Opportunity Junction

Future Stars 2000’s Inc. offers youth tennis classes Friday afternoons at the Discovery Bay Athletic Club. Lessons cost $10 and are taught by a certified tennis professional. Proceeds benefit the community. For more information, call Don at 925-759-0983 or e-mail dtpurdy@yahoo. com.

Hospice of the East Bay Hospice of the East Bay’s Bruns House In-Patient Hospice, the only one of its kind in the East Bay, offers volunteers opportunities for meaningful and interesting work. Hospice is seeking volunteers to fill two-to-four-hour shifts on weekdays and weekends. Comprehensive training is provided. For more information, call 925-887-5678 or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Want to do something for others and receive lots of love and kisses? Volunteer to raise a Guide Dog for the Blind puppy. Meetings are held in Oakley, where you’ll receive all the training you need. For more information, visit www. guidedogs.com or call Sandy at 925-634-7405.

Friendly Visitors Volunteers are desperately needed to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week for six months. These are not medical services – just friendly, compassionate visits. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org, call 925-937-8311, ext. 130 or e-mail smeyer@ mowsos.org.

Legacy Cheer & Dance

East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated holds its monthly luncheon and a fashion show at 11:30 a.m. in the Discovery Bay Sports Bar and Steakhouse. The cost is $20. Call 925-516-2270 for reservations.

Registration for Legacy Cheer & Dance is held through May 16 for youth competition teams in cheer, dance and hip-hop. For information and to register, visit www.alloutsportsleague. com. The registration fee is $50. For more information, call 925-757-8020 or e-mail legacycheer@alloutsports.com.

Open Mic

East County Football and Cheer

The theme of this month’s gathering at Gabby’s Grind in Brentwood is May and all the things

Football sign-ups are conducted Sundays, May 16, June 13, July 11 and 25 from 3-5 p.m. at

Fashion Show

Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer

Hoops Unlimited

Discovery Bay Youth Tennis Classes

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Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. The registration fee is $50. For more information, call Ernie at 925759-0667.

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers

Registration for the SeaWolves summer water polo and swim is now open. Visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com for more information. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

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E-mail calendar listings to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post your events anytime at www.thepress.net.

May brings, such as Mother’s Day, baseball, sunshine, swimming and flowers. So get thinking about May and start writing. Open Mic starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-6346655 or e-mail shortkati@yahoo.com.

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

Brentwood Relay For Life Visit www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca to sign up for Brentwood’s Relay for life, held at Liberty High School’s Ohmstede Field on June 12 and 13.

Heritage High School Calling all businesses! Do you have something to contribute to Heritage High School’s May Gala Event? Please call Kathy at 925-516-6897. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and will benefit all HHS athletic programs.

On the Horizon Krey Golf Tournament Krey Elementary School hosts its Golf Tournament at Shadow Lakes on Friday, May 14. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. The $110 admission includes lunch, contests, raffles and an award dinner ($30 for dinner only). Proceeds benefit Krey students. For more information, call Ryan at 925-584-8938.

Girls Night Out Girlfriends Unlimited invites you to Swap Meet Madness on Friday, May 14 from 7-10 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Brentwood. Bring 10 items or less to swap. Join the group for free and enjoy lots of fun, snacks, games and a special guest speaker. For more information, call 925634-1736.

John Muir Health Specialists Seminars The Brentwood Senior Center hosts a seminar on Advances in Gastroenterology on Friday, May 14 from noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 925-308-8050.

Heritage May Gala Event The Heritage High School Athletic Boosters hold their gala event Saturday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. The $75 admission includes a gourmet dinner, raffle ticket and Patriots Annual Pass ($35 for dinner and raffle ticket). Call Jill at 925-408-9907 or e-mail reynoldsjill@comcast.net.

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