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July 12, 2019
Across The Pond Honors
by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer
New legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, calls for the development of a plan to deal with abandoned and derelict commercial vessels in the Delta. A draft of that plan is now available for review and public comment. Assembly Bill 2441 is a 27page report delivered by the State Lands Commission on July 1, with several objectives, including: developing a risk-based approach to prioritizing vessels; developing the infrastructure to remove vessels; and developing a cost basis for budgeting and providing recommendations to prevent or minimize the future abandonment of commercial vessels. The plan does not provide a plan for funding the effort. The bill initially had a funding component, but it was removed before the final vote.
Young Brentwood resident receives top humanitarian youth award in London. Page 4
Stargazing At Stone House Photo by Tony Kukulich
This large abandoned vessel sits in the Old River, just outside of Holland Riverside Marina in Brentwood. New legislation is in the works to fund the removal and disposal of commercial vessels along the Delta. “I am grateful the State Lands Commission is fulfilling the requirement of AB 2441 on schedule,” Frazier said. “These abandoned, derelict commercial
vessels pose a serious threat to the Delta’s ecosystem and navigation of its waterways. I urge interested parties to read and comment on the draft plan. I look forward to
the final plan so that we can move forward with clearing the Delta of these hazards.” see Abandoned page 30
Wine room may pour into Oakley by Chris Campos Correspondent
The Oakley City Council is considering a proposal by the owner of the Bistro building along Main Street to construct a boutique wine tasting room next to the popular Bistro Punahele Tonnelie restaurant. The proposed project is envisioned for land currently owned by the city. Owner Juli DelBarba appeared before the council at the July 11 meeting to present the concept, which would involve the sale of the two parcels adjacent to the Bistro totaling about 2,500 square feet. The parcels were originally purchased by
the city’s former redevelopment agency as part of the downtown transit project and are located just east of the current restaurant building. A city staff report suggests that if the council supports the project, the city could arrange a sale of the two parcels to DelBarba while suggesting a possible price of $30,000. City Manager Bryan Montgomery told the council the property currently has little value outside of DelBarba’s interest because of its odd triangle shape, access and location. Montgomery endorsed the proposal, saying the wine tasting operation would be a complementary addition to
the downtown core. He noted the parcels were originally purchased for street improvements, and anyone other than DelBarba would have a difficult time building anything else on the property. The proceeds from any sale of the parcels would have to be distributed among the public agencies that approved the first purchase. DelBarba told the council she hopes to honor the area’s wine-making history with the project. She said she and her contractor are planning to use repurposed materials salvaged from area historic farms and buildings. DelBarba noted the “water
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County will host next “Destination Wedding” at John Muir National Historic Site.
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“Oakley Through Time” offers local look East County resident Carol Jensen has released a photographic history of Oakley on behalf of the East Contra Costa Historical Society called “Oakley Through Time.” The settlement and development of Oakley is the story of a thriving California pioneer town. Nestled in the San Joaquin Delta, the area quickly became San Francisco’s easternmost frontier for land speculation, agricultural production and immigration. By 1900, land speculators enticed Portuguese, Spanish and Italian immigrants to settle in Oakley and establish families. Located away from the deep water of San Francisco Bay, Oakley became a railroad town along the Santa Fe line. Here the
stories of immigration and community development played out as they have in small towns throughout the West. Twentieth century wars, food production and changing transportation methods reshaped the tightly knit community throughout the years. “Oakley Through Time” provides a local history of a town as well as insights into immigrant culture and California identity. Presented in vintage photographs from important state and local historical society archives is the evolving and endearing community of Oakley. These images showcase the progression of a small California town in the era of real estate speculation, horse farms and railroad produce
terminals to self-sustaining San Francisco Bay Area suburb. Jensen, a native resident of eastern Contra Costa County and history graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, discovers the history of the California San Joaquin Delta, collecting early twentieth-century ephemera and documenting the cultural history of the area from those who lived, farmed, recreated and visited the California Delta. The fruits of her historical search are found at the East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum in Knightsen. “Oakley Through Time” is set for release July 29.
County gets $1m grant for youth diversion program The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office $1 million to establish a county-wide juvenile diversion pre-filing program. This will be the first county-wide diversion program for Contra Costa County. First planned to be a pilot program in Richmond, the grant will allow the program to go county-wide. The District Attorney’s Office joins the Contra Costa
County Department of Probation, RYSE Youth Center and Impact Justice to initiate a restorative justice program that redirects youth from the juvenile and criminal justice system over a period of four years. “I am proud to have this program for the first time ever in our county’s history,” said District Attorney Diana Becton. “Our office has a crucial role to play in reducing the pipeline into the juvenile justice system while at the same time reduc-
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Brandon Gruber, at age 23, has accomplished more in the way of helping others than many could hope to in a lifetime – and he has no indications of slowing down anytime soon. Gruber, who has Down syndrome, has not been without obstacles in his short life. He recalled being bullied when he was young and not being accepted by other kids. “I wanted to be friends with everyone,” he said. “Other people didn’t take a chance on me.” Gruber took his negative experiences and not only learned from them – he wanted to be there for others who also felt alone or invisible. “I was ready to make a change for other people,” he said. He serves on the National Down Syndrome Society Board of Directors and travels throughout the U.S. for board meetings. Next, he will be going to Washington, D.C. Also a talented painter – he has taken lessons since second grade – he sells his creations of landscapes, lighthouses and other places he has traveled to raise money through his 321life+1 Project to support people who are disadvantaged. His mother, Teresa Gruber, estimated he has raised more than $40,000 to date. Recently, Gruber has funded field
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Brentwood educator reflects on long career by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer
After working for 20 years in the Liberty Union High School District and 39 years overall as an educator, Christina Dalton has retired. Most recently the lead counselor at Heritage High School, where she worked since it opened in 2006, she has also been a math teacher and department chair at Liberty High School and part of the lead team that opened Deer Valley High School in 1996. “Educators should always be growing,” Dalton said. “Anything that makes students successful is where I’m at.” Dalton also said she loved the challenges and intimate relationships that counseling brought her but missed being in the classroom. In 1985, she bought Learning Tree Tutors, then the only tutoring company in Brentwood, after its previous owners were moving and looking to sell. Learning Tree enabled her to tutor students in subjects such as math and SAT preparation when not counseling her students at Heritage, which allowed her to hold on to the teach-
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Heritage High School counselor Christina Dalton retired this year after 20 years in the district. ing aspect of her career she loved so much. Her time in the classroom helped give her an eye for what students and
teachers need, which she said enabled her to be a better counselor. “It’s not just about academics,” she said. “Yes, at the beginning of the year, we make sure students are in the right classes, but we [as counselors] also keep communication strong with parents and offer emotional counseling to students. We advocate for them. We’re a safe place, and we try to be mentors.” Looking back on her career, Dalton reflected on stories or students that stood out or affected her the most. “Each child touches you, whether it’s their success or just trying to win them over,” she said. “It’s emotional. There was one student who told me he probably would have dropped out if it weren’t for me and how I guided him. It meant so much, because it’s like a wave . . . You just hope what you do matters.” Since retiring in June, she still remains involved in tutoring students at Learning Tree Tutors. Dalton also looks forward to spending time with her new grandchild, being involved in the local community and staying active by playing tennis and golf. To comment, visit www.thepress.net
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Astronomy Night at the Stone House The John Marsh Historic Trust will hold its first Astronomy Night in the Marsh Creek State Historic Park on Monday, July 29, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Telescopes and star charts will be provided by the host, Jeff Adkins, director of the Antioch Earth, Space and Astronomy Center for Education (ESPACE) at Deer Valley High School. Adkins will also be an instructor at the soon-to-open Brentwood campus of Los Medanos Community College. In addition to an expected meteor shower that night, Jupiter and Saturn will be up and clearly visible. Sagittarius, Scorpius, the Summer Triangle and many other bright constellations will
be visible as well. Cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more. Proceeds will go to support the trust, which is working to build an interpretive center in the park, restore the 163-year-old Stone House and open the park to the public. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, as the site is a working cattle ranch with areas of tall grass. Also, there are no bathroom facilities at the site, so plan accordingly. Use of flashlights will be discouraged to preserve stargazers’ night vision. For tickets to the July 29 Astronomy Night at the Stone House, visit Eventbrite at https:// bit.ly/2xuWmWc. The Stone House is located at 21789 Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood.
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Black Diamond closed during renovations The Hazel-Atlas Mine and Greathouse Visitor Center will be closed until September 10 while a new exhibit is installed. No mine tours will be available during the construction period. Sidney Flat Visitor Center — located at park headquarters — will be open on summer weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new Black Diamond Coal Mine exhibit — built into the existing Hazel-Atlas silica sand mine — will be an immersive experience taking visitors
into a recreated 1870s coal mine, part of California’s largest coal mining operation. All of the original coal mines at the preserve have been closed to the public, permanently sealed for public safety. Visitors to the new exhibit will experience the sights and sounds of a working coal mine from nearly 150 years ago, when immigrant miners worked deep in the earth to supply California with the energy needed to power and transform the state’s economy from rural to indus-
trial. The new exhibit is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2020. Black Diamond Mines Naturalist Eddie Willis is looking forward to the new addition to the Hazel-Atlas Mine and Greathouse Visitor Center. “We are excited to showcase this new exhibit, which will allow visitors to connect more directly with the coal mining legacy of these hills in a safe and educational way,” said Willis. To help fund the visitor center exhibit, the Regional Parks Foundation
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Sonic Drive-In showed teachers all over the country how much they are appreciated during its Limeades for Learning initiative in May, and three local teachers felt the love right here in East County. Angela Sisney of Pioneer Elementary in Brentwood, Amanda Merrill of Vintage Parkway Elementary in Oakley and Kiely Shanks of Almond Grove Elementary in Oakley all received contributions from Sonic Drive-In for learning supplies. The money came in the form of donations to wish lists they posted on DonorsChoose.org, a website where teachers can post lists of items needed for classroom projects. Shanks, a fifth-grade teacher, posted a list called “Successful End of the Year,” asking for play equipment and organizational tools. She had already received some monetary donations toward the project, but Sonic Drive-In finished funding it. “I posted the project in April, and I saw in May that Sonic was donating to my project,” Shanks said. “I think it’s awesome. My kids really enjoyed all the end-of-theyear stuff. It makes the end of the year run smoothly. They like to play kickball with the balls. It’s been a lot of fun.” At Pioneer Elementary, Sisney’s second grade students received funds for writing tools and flexible seating options. Merrill’s students at Vintage Parkway were given reading materials so each student can find
something to interest them in the classroom library. “It is awesome how so many businesses, as well as individual people, participate in the Donors Choose Program,” said Greg Hetrick, superintendent of the Oakley Union Elementary School District. “Their donations make a huge difference for our staff and students alike.” Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for Sonic Corp., spoke of the company’s commitment to supporting teachers through their customers. “Sonic fans who love teachers responded incredibly during Teacher Appreciation Month, and we were delighted to support 3,937 teachers and their students across the country,” Woodworth said. “Each year, teachers spend hundreds of their own dollars to support their students, and with Limeades for Learning, Sonic and our fans made that burden a bit lighter.” Sonic has been running its Limeades for Learning campaign since 2009 and has donated $13.1 million to over 33,000 classrooms across the country. By providing educational materials and teaching resources, Sonic hopes to inspire creativity and learning to impact students through its partnership with DonorsChoose.org. For more information on the Donors Choose program, visit DonorsChoose.org. For more information on Sonic DriveIn’s Limeades for Learning campaign, visit limeadesforlearning.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net
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Public safety voter initiative meeting 7/20 The East County Voters for Equal Protection (ECVEP) is hosting an informational meeting to talk about the Emergency Response for All Initiative on Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Raley’s Event Center, 2400 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. The public is invited. The Emergency Response for All Initiative is part of a voter initiative strategy to increase public safety services funding
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his friends came rushing in. They had been down at the park playing “Spikeball” — a new, all-the-rage game involving a ball and a trampoline. “What’s wrong?” I asked, sensing the group’s urgency. “My friend cut his hand pretty bad hopping the fence.” Ryan said. “Can you look at it?” The poor boy came over to me clutching his hand and I ushered him into the bathroom. Ryan’s girlfriend said she thought he might need stitches. I braced myself for the reveal. He opened his hand over the bathroom sink. Yikes! It was a pretty deep gash between his thumb and index finger. Blood was dripping into the sink. I grabbed some Neosporin and a large Band-Aid. He was obviously shocked and in a lot of pain. I knew that, at the very least, he needed a tetanus shot. After all, he cut his hand on a dirty, rusty fence — the classic tetanus scenario! We needed a professional opinion and my neighbor up the street is a nurse. I gave her a call and she was happy to come over and take a look at it. Our diagnosis was confirmed. He definitely needed stitches and a tetanus shot (I owe her cookies). Ryan and his friends drove him home where his dad was waiting to take him to the ER, where he later received 6 stitches! Ryan and his friends returned and a few more friends showed up. The focus now shifted to where to go eat. They agreed on a restaurant in Concord. Meanwhile, Haley was waiting for a girlfriend to arrive for an overnighter ... of which, naturally, I had no knowledge. That’s how teens operate. They make all kinds of plans but rarely clue you in on it until it’s already happening. Ryan’s girlfriend suggested Haley and her friend join them for dinner. It was already 9:30 p.m. I wasn’t sure how comfortable I was with the idea, but Haley looked so excited to be invited by the older kids. A car pulled up in front of the house. I opened the front door. Haley’s friend hopped out of the car, and that’s when I spotted a large skunk scurrying around my front lawn! “Hurry!” I motioned to her frantically. I waved at her mom and pointed at Pepé Le Pew, who was looking right at us. She drove off and we ran into the house. I warned everyone about the skunk. Thankfully, they were all able to load up in our big Tahoe without incident.
The kids drove away and — as is my normal ritual now — I prayed. I do way more praying now that the kids are older than I ever did when they were young. I also drink a lot more beer, which, incidentally, is what I did when I went back in the house. No need to make dinner anymore, so I poured myself a bowl of pistachios. And then I heard my cats hissing outside on the patio. My dog, Chance, raced over to the screen door. I rushed over and flipped on the big flood light. A large raccoon was sitting on my glass patio table, helping himself to a bowl of cat food! Also, the skunk from my front yard was now hopping around my backyard before nestling into some bushes. My dog was going insane! He wanted out, but I slammed the glass door. What the heck was going on?! And if you thought it stopped there, it didn’t stop there. A flash of white up on the fence caught my eye. A possum was scurrying along the top of it before disappearing. I thought there might be an impending earthquake with all the animal activity. One thing I knew for sure was that I had to remove the bowl of cat food from the patio table, ideally without getting skunked, or mauled by the raccoon. I clapped my hands loudly. The raccoon awkwardly fell off the table and lumbered off. I grabbed the bowl and darted back inside. Mission accomplished! At midnight, the kids returned. Thank you, God! We decided to watch an episode of our favorite show, “Stranger Things.” How appropriate. We watched two episodes, finishing around 2 a.m. Haley and her friend headed upstairs, after which I heard Haley scream, “Mom! There’s a cockroach on my bed!” I couldn’t believe my ears. We have never, EVER had a cockroach in the house. And just what you want to see when you have an overnight guest, right? I entered Haley’s room and, yep, there it was. Gross! A big cockroach was sitting there on her white comforter, waving its feelers around. “Don’t squash it on my bed!” she yelled. I grabbed a glass vase and a Marvin Gaye album cover. I trapped the roach and carefully slid Marvin Gaye beneath it. I made my way downstairs, out of the house and discarded the insect into the gutter. The good news? By 3 a.m. this strange night was finally over. The bad news? Maury won’t be home for two more nights. We may be in for even Stranger Things …
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Olivia, Adolfo and Lolo. She is joyfully reunited with her grandsons, John Provencio and Pablo Mendoza. Alicia was influential as an active member of numerous religious, civic and governmental organizations, which improved the lives of area residents, especially young children. Even after retirement, Alicia continued to volunteer at the Kaiser clinic and local food pantry. Services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. On July 15, a vigil will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. On July 16, Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at the church, followed by a celebration of life at the church hall. To share your thoughts, please google Alicia Ramírez obituary Brentwood, CA.
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Alicia Morales Ramirez, 94, longtime resident of Brentwood, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind ten adoring children: Frances, Clara, Linda, Rudy, Paul, Sylvia, Rick, Mary, Robert and Ernie. With great pride and joy, she will also continue watching over grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Alicia was predeceased by her husband, Pablo, her parents Juan and Gregoria, and siblings Maria, Roberto,
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County clerk-recorder’s office returns to summertime hours Summer has arrived in Contra Costa County, which means warmer temperatures and the return of the Clerk-Recorder Extended Summer Hours program. Every Thursday from July 11 through August 29, the Clerk-Recorder office, located at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez, will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – a three-hour extension beyond usual closing time. Summer is an important time for parents to obtain birth certificates for school and for those seeking documents for traveling. It is also a popular season for weddings. This is the fifth year the clerk-recorder has offered this special program, serving nearly 1,000 customers after hours since 2015. “We’re looking forward to providing this unique program again,” said Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla.
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Thousands of residents and visitors flowed into Oakley’s Freedom Basin Park Saturday night, July 6, to enjoy food, rides, games, vendors and fireworks for the city’s 20th Cityhood Celebration. City councilmember Kevin Romick observed how the annual party hailing the city’s 1999 incorporation has been growing year by year. “The police estimated as many as 10,000 last year,” Romick said, “and there will be probably more this year.” Police Chief Eric Christensen commented: “This is always a great family event for the members of our community. This event is larger than just the crowd in the basin. It involves neighbors gathering in parks, courts and block parties throughout the nearby neighborhoods. Combine great people with great neighborhoods and a great fireworks show — it’s why people love the community.” “It’s great to see all these people turning out,” said Valerie Ricks of Glass Dome Graphics in Discovery Bay, one of the vendors at the event. Amory Donaldson of Martinez said she came for the great food. Jorge Gonzalez and Christine Belleci manned a booth for the Diablo Water District, handing out free water and information on the agency’s services. “The district is expanding and serving more and more people as Oakley grows,” Gonzalez said. Three women from La Clinica answered questions about their organization’s health services, including Carmen Cabrera-Schenhart, Patricia Dalbey and Alondra Martinez. Another booth from the new Oakley Senior Center was manned by Tim Lear, president, Estrella Saitta and Henry Saitta — all fielding questions about their facility and services. Local native Giovanni Chamberlain, one of the first graduates of Freedom High School, enjoyed the night with his parents, Carlos and Ofelia Chamberlain. “It’s great to see all the diversity here over the years; the growth in the Latino community,” said Giovanni, who’s been coming to the event every year. Photos by Chris Campos To comment, visit www.thepress.net
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New regional park conveyance July 13 After more than 20 years of community support and involvement, the East Bay Regional Park District has accepted 2,216 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land from the U.S. Navy for a future regional park. An additional 327 acres are set to transfer to the district at a later date. “Conveyance of the property to the park district is the culmination of a decades-long community effort,” said Beverly Lane, who has represented Concord on the East Bay Regional Park District board since 1994. “This is a proud moment for the park district and shows the great power of persistence and working together with the community.” On July 2, 2019, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved accepting the land from the U.S. Navy. The board action authorizes the district to accept conveyance of the property and fee title ownership. Transfer of ownership is expected to take six months. “This is a great day for the park
district and East Bay residents,” said East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “The public will have access to great future park amenities, including a visitor center, staging areas, access points, and miles of recreational trails for hiking, biking and nature viewing.” Doyle added that park development is expected to take several years and will require significant financial resources. He said there is currently no timetable for the development, but when completed, the new park will be larger than Tilden Park. A public celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The event will also commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Port Chicago Explosion. The celebration will include a panel discussion hosted by the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial and National Park Service, a conveyance ceremony, presentations, exhibit booths, lunch, and
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Looking forward to a little Righteous Brothers Grandpa and I enjoy our trips to Las Vegas, mainly to see dear friends who have become family over the past 40 years. Our visits do not focus around gambling or other Las Vegas norms, but exploring and spending time with these loved ones. Sometimes we Senior will catch a show, but orner it’s usually a funny comedian who we enjoy or a unique magician like Piff the Magic Dragon, but the other day I saw that The Righteous Brothers were performing there at the Marla same time we would Luckhardt be in town. Having a personal history with the two original members, my husband was over the moon when I surprised him with the tickets to see their show. Grandpa had known them and actually played guitar in a band called Joe Piazza and the Continentals, which was a backup band for them. He got a job with Bob Mitchell and Tom Donahue at KYA radio after being seen as a dancer on “Dick Stewart’s Dance Party,” and one day was asked to pick up Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield from Villa Roma at Fisherman’s Wharf. He drove his black 1960 Ford convertible and immediately made friends with the pair. The show was at the Vallejo fairgrounds, and he was so thrilled to be a part of their performance. This marvelous bit of his past would have a special impact on him and his enjoyment of their music for years to come. As I spent my youth enjoying groups at the Fillmore East, he was grooving to the San Francisco performances at the Fillmore West. Originally, The Righteous Brothers were the duo of Bill Medley and Bobby
Hatfield. They began performing together in 1962 as part of a five-member group called The Paramours, but changed the name to The Righteous Brothers when the two broke away from the others. The pair had a breakup in February 1968 which would last for more than six years, when Medley left to pursue a solo career. He made a few recordings on several labels, while Hatfield teamed up with singer Jimmy Walker (from The Knickerbockers) using The Righteous Brothers name. Medley first recorded “I Can’t Make It Alone,” written by the amazing Carole King, but the song was not very successful. “Brown Eyed Woman,” written by Mann and Weil, was received a little better, but neither he nor Hatfield achieved the same ratings on the hit charts as before. Hatfield and Jimmy Walker recorded an album, “Re-Birth,” as “The Righteous Brothers” before disbanding in 1971. Jimmy Walker said he had wanted to continue, but Hatfield decided to break up that act. Medley at the time was performing three shows a night in Las Vegas, but — finding it too much of a strain on his voice singing solo — he contacted Hatfield to reunite the original The Righteous Brothers. Hatfield, at this point, was broke and living alone in a small apartment, so in 1974, Medley and Hatfield announced a reunion during an appearance on “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.” Their song “Rock and Roll Heaven,” about rock singers who had died, became a hit, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. They were back ... or were they? Between 1976 and 1981, Hatfield and Medley stopped performing as a duo after the death of Medley’s first wife, as he wanted time off to look after his son. They reunited again for an anniversary special on American Bandstand in 1981 to perform an updated version of “Rock
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and Roll Heaven,” and resumed touring intermittently. In late 1987, Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” appeared on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, and the pair’s 1965 version of “Unchained Melody” — my personal favorite — was featured in the 1990 movie “Ghost,” with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Nobody has sung that song like they did, though many have tried.
Bobby Hatfield passed away on November 5, 2003. Sadly, the autopsy report attributed his death to heart failure brought on by a cocaine overdose, and his beautiful voice was silenced. In January 2016, Medley announced he intended to revive The Righteous Brothers for the first time since 2003, which was when the original duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He contacted singer Bucky Heard and discussed a collaboration, which ended in a coin toss. Medley won, resulting in Heard accepting Medley’s proposal. That is the show we’ll see in October and I, for one, am not only stoked but looking forward to watching Grandpa’s face as he revisits his musical past with an old friend. Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with senior care and advocacy groups. Email her at marla2054@ aol.com.
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Oakley’s Freedom High School varsity boys basketball coach, Drew Torres, has loved coaching hundreds of players in his career. But one budding young athlete has changed Torres’ path forward. Torres, 41, has resigned from his Freedom coaching position after 12 years to spend more time with his family, including his 8-year-old son, who’s hooked on sports and adores having a talented coach and dad at his side. “It was honestly the hardest decision of my professional career,” said Torres, who believes he’ll coach again someday. “For 17 years, I have been doing this and my life is always the same. It’s about the team, trying to win league, North Coast, state, all that stuff. And now to give that up, it’s like, OK, I am going to miss that. Telling the team was tough. I just put family first. That is what it came down to.” Torres built the Falcons into a perennial contender and three-time league champion, taking a team that previously had never reached the playoffs and guiding them to the postseason for 11 of his 12 years coaching them. Under his leadership, the team made a trip to the North
Coast Section title game, four appearances in the NorCal playoffs and a trip to the Northern California championship game. “Coach Torres brought professionalism and character to our boys basketball program,” said former Freedom Athletic Director Steve Amaro, now an assistant principal at the school. “For many years, our boys teams have been seen as one of the premier programs in NCS, Northern California and even the state. He has influenced the lives of countless students and brought pride to the Freedom community through the program’s continued development. What I will most miss about seeing Coach Torres on the sideline is that he was always willing to work with everyone, be open minded to new methods to make our athletes better and always focused on our students first.” The time commitment of coaching, however, has drawbacks, Torres said. He misses out on family functions: His 11-year-old daughter has never fulfilled her desire to see snow, and his son — who aspires to play basketball, baseball and soccer — has flourished as a flag football player with Torres’ consistent, personal coaching, a role that can’t always be fulfilled by a coach often away from home. “Really, it was on Father’s Day when
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Longtime Freedom head varsity basketball coach Drew Torres has stepped down after 12 years to spend more time with his family. I made my decision,” said Torres, who sought the advice of multiple veteran coaches. “I was at a tournament in San Ramon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and I started questioning myself about what I am doing. I’m missing out on all this family stuff. I was a little depressed about it. I don’t want to have regrets about it later
in life.” As Torres heads into life away from the high school game, he can think back to the successes he leaves behind. He was named a four-time team MVP for Liberty as a player in the early- to mid-1990s, before garnering the Coach’s Award, Outstanding Basketball Player and Most Inspirational awards as a member of the Los Medanos and Chico State basketball squads. His first coaching role was assistant for the varsity team at Chico’s Pleasant Valley High School — part of his Chico State coaching and administration master’s program. Thrust into a junior varsity head coaching position for a short time one day, he led a hastily assembled squad full of previously cut players to second see Basketball page 23
Local teams participate in Cooperstown tournament by Michael Dixon Correspondent
Every summer, the town of Cooperstown hosts a different tournament each week for 12 weeks, featuring traveling baseball teams from around the country. During the final week of June, three local, traveling baseball teams — the Delta Islanders, Delta Dawgs, and L4 Razors — participated in a tournament in the village of Cooperstown, New York. The Delta Dawgs and L4 Razors both went 2-5 for the week. The Islanders went 5-2-1 on their way to finishing 18th out of the 62 participating teams that participated. “It took a lot of fundraising and hard work to get us there,” Islanders manager Vin Rover said. “The trip was good. It was eight games in five days, so we got to play a lot of baseball. We got to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Rover added that having the other two local teams in Cooperstown created a great sense of camaraderie. He also noted that they’d go to each other’s games to cheer on the fellow local teams. In addition to their fellow locals, the players also got to meet players from different states, as well as some from other countries. One way that socialization is encouraged is to have each team bring a pin specific to their team. When there, the
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The local Delta Islanders, Delta Dawgs, and L4 Razors squads recently traveled to Cooperstown, New York to participate in a tournament. players swap pins with one another and even the umpires, who also come in from different places. “Each one of our kids had about 45 pins,” Rover said. “It’s a real good social icebreaker socialization thing that they do. That’s really fun and was a really neat thing for the kids to do.”
One of the unique features of the tournament —– at least for the local teams —– was that the fields have short fences. Rover noted that some of the kids are big enough that they can clear the fences pretty easily and that “a routine fly ball can turn into a home run.” Given that the trip is across the coun-
try, it’s obviously not an easy one for everyone to make. However, that made the fact that every player did attend even more special for the teams and their families alike. “It was really great to see the families come together for a little vacation,” Rover said. “I want to give a big thank you to the parents for making it all possible.”
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place in a tournament, after only two weeks of practice. The following week, that same Torres-led team went 2-0, this time in a varsity tournament, filling in for a squad that lost its opening game and went home. “I was like, ‘OK, I feel like I’m pretty good at this,’” said Torres, a former rugby player who admits that, initially, he didn’t aspire to teach physical education or to coach, but pursued those areas of study for their academic ease so he could continue rugby play. Torres converted his one-year college-coaching experience into a freshman basketball head-coaching gig at Antioch High for a year. After that, he was promoted to the varsity position, where he guided the squad to the North Coast Section playoffs from 2005-2007, and then joined Freedom for the 2008-2009 season. He’s been great for our program,” said Freedom Principal Kelly Manke, noting he earned the respect of parents and the school community while impacting many kids over the years. Torres’ consistent success may derive from his unique practices. The latter, he says, is the aspect of coaching he’ll miss the most, and is a constant conversation piece among former players reminiscing about his program. During those sessions, Torres said the court would be a sanctuary for improvement, competitiveness and fun, as the team was divided into two teams and each drill was scored.
But there were other components to Torres’ triumphs. He emphasized physical toughness, nutrition and weight work, and he was aided by a steady group of assistants. Throw in precise organization, countless hours of film study and scouting by coaches, and the result was historic seasons and magical postseason runs. One of these successes — the Falcons’ 2013-14 dash to the North Coast Section title game, followed by the Northern California championship — is one of Torres’ all-time favorite coaching memories. The league-champion squad (26-7 and 9-1 in league play that year), led by Elliot Smith, Rodney Pope, Joe Mixon, Nathan Mallett, John Ketchel and Kendall Mcintosh, fell to Monte Vista in both title contests — the NorCal game going to overtime — but advanced further than any Liberty Union High School District basketball team in history. “We didn’t have one bad practice,” Torres said. “It was just fun to go, every single day. We had multiple leaders, many guys who were coaches on the court. It was so fun. I always felt good being around them.” Another sparkling squad, Antioch’s 2006-07 team, featured four eventual Division 1 college players (Eddie Miller, Calvin Douglas, Murkice Carter and Tim Williams), and other seniors Torres had worked with his first year at the school as a freshman coach. The group finished 22-6 and 14-2 in league play (just one game behind De La Salle for first place), before advancing to
the North Coast Section playoffs and falling to Monte Vista in the second round. “I remember walking into the locker room and guys were just bawling, because we didn’t want the season to end,” Torres said. As Torres looks back on those cherished memories, he’s quick to point out they likely won’t be his last on a high school court as a head coach. First, however, he has to make some memories at home. “I do feel in my heart I will be back,” he said. “I am not done with high school basketball. I’m 41 years old, I’m healthy, I have tons of energy … I’m sure I’ll get another opportunity when the time is right.”
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DISCOVERY BAY June 2 A hazard was removed from the intersection of Dune Point Way and Sand Point Road. June 2 Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 4 A person was caught tampering with a vehicle on the 4000 block of Capstan Place. June 4 Petty theft from a vehicle was reported on the 1700 block of Newport Drive. June 5 A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 7 A vehicle was towed from the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 7 Lost property was reported on the 3100 block of Castle Rock Loop. June 9 Domestic battery was reported on the 2600 block of Cherry Hills Drive. June 9 Corporal injury of a spouse was reported on the 2400 block of Yosemite Way. June 10 Assault with a deadly weapon was reported at the intersection of Riverlake and Willowlake roads. June 10 A residential burglary was reported on the 300 block of Discovery Bay Boulevard. June 11 A forged prescription was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 13 Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 1200 block of Beach Court. June 15 A warrant arrest was made on the 5500 block of Riverlake Road. June 19 A vehicle was towed from the intersection of Bixler Road and Fallman Boulevard. June 19 A domestic disturbance of the peace was reported on the 1800 block of Surfside Court. June 19 A warrant arrest was made on the 5400 block of Edgeview Drive. June 19 Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 5200 block of Laguna Court. June 21 Fraud was reported on the 1600 block of Dune Point Court. June 22 Theft of a purse was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 23 A domestic disturbance of the peace was reported on the 2500 block of Foghorn Way. June 24 Theft access by card was reported on the 2100 block of Sand Point Road. June 24 Shoplifting was reported on the 14800 block of State Route 4. June 25 Armed robbery was reported at Bixler Road and Denali Drive. June 26 Fraud was reported on the 3500 block of Catalina Way. June 26 A warrant arrest was made on the 6800 block of New Melones Circle. June 27 A general disturbance of the peace was reported on the 5800 block of Yawl Street.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 ET SEQ. AND B & P 24074 ET SEQ.) Escrow No.: 14801-1624681-SP 1. Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. 2. The names and business addresses of the Seller(s) are: RonMa Inc., a California corporation, 1802 Dolphin Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 3. The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: 1802 Dolphin Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 4. The names and business addresses of the Buyer(s) are: Discovery Bay Holdings, Inc., a California corporation, 13302 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, CA 92344 5. The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: All fixtures, equipment and furniture Transfer of License Number 463792 certain business known as Dash located at: 1502 Discovery Bay Blvd, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 which is a 21 - Off- Sale General 6. The anticipated date of the bulk sale is 07/30/2019 and with ISSUANCE OF THE PERMANENT LICENSE At the office of CalAtlantic Title, 2240 Douglas Blvd, Suite 120, Roseville, CA 95661, ESCROW NO. 14801-1624681-SP, Escrow Officer: Sheri Pickard 7. Claims may be filed with same as “6” above. 8. This bulk sale IS NOT subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2, but is subject to Section 24074 of the Business and Professions Code. 9. Listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: None CLAIMS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL ESCROW HOLDER IS NOTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL OF THE TRANSFER OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE TO THE BUYER: DATE: July 5, 2019 TRANSFEREES: CalAtlantic Title as Agent for Buyer /S/ Sheri Pickard, Escrow Officer 7/12/19 CNS-3271985# BRENTWOOD PRESS Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80251 Publish dates:
hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Donald Clemetson 2. Roy Cunha 3. Albert C. Snell, Jr. 4. Robert J. McGuire Jr. This business is conducted by: An Unincorporated Association - other than a Partnership T.I.C. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/14. Signature of registrant: Albert C. Snell, Jr.. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 10, 2019 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires 6/10/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80126 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003563-00 The name of the business(es): Bagel Street Cafe Located at: 3181 Balfour Road, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Yuki Frederick Tjhin. 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: Yuki Frederick Tjhin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 03, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires 6/3/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80080 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
722 Jennifer Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): New Gravity Inc.. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Brain Aiello, V.P./CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 14, 2019 by Deputy S. Alvarez Expires June 14, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80226 Publish dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003684-00 The name of the business: Docere Located at: 340 S Lemon Ave #4810 In: Walnut, CA 917892706, is hereby registered by the following owner: Michael Suva. 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 Suva. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 7, 2019 by Deputy A Vasquez Expires 6/7/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80141 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee’s attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-846649-NJ IDSPub #0154182 6/28/2019 7/5/2019 7/12/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80160 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
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: 6/20/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80184 Publish Dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003718-00 The name of the business(es): Murrell Interiors Located at: 4708 Braemar Street In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Crystal Murrell. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6-1119. Signature of registrant: Crystal Murrell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy L. Arosemena Expires June 11, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80176 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019.
loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): DOROTHY K. JOHNSON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/16/2014 as Instrument No. 2014-0222924-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/12/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $393,172.55 The purported property address is: 1383 Sunflower Lane, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. : 017-480-019 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. LOT 19, AS SHOWN SUBDIVISION MAP 8069, FILED MAY 3, 1999 AT MAP BOOK 409 AT PAGE 31, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM “ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS, NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PART OF PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, 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 THEREOF; BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHTS WHATSOEVER T ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LANDS WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED FROM ELVIN W. MARTIN, ET UX, RECORDED NOVEMBER 23, 1983, BOOK 11543, PAGE 413, OFFICIAL RECORDS. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-18846649-NJ. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DIABLO WATER DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of Diablo Water District by reason of the resignation from said Board of Enrico E. Cinquini on June 26, 2019. In accordance with section 1780 of the California Government Code, the Board of Directors will consider the appointment of a voter of the District to fill the vacancy. This matter will be on the agenda of a meeting of the Board of Directors to be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 24, 2019, at the office of the District, 87 Carol Lane, Oakley. Any resident of the District who is a registered voter wishing to express an interest in being considered for filling the vacancy may submit a letter of interest and/or a resume to the District Secretary, Dan Muelrath, by noon, July 17, 2019, so that the material may be included in the Board agenda packet. Please contact the District Secretary at 925-625-3798 for further information. Posted July 5, 12, and 19, 2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80219 Publish dates: July 5, 12, 19, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003711-00 The name of the business: Wilbur 2600 Located at: 2600 Wilbur Avenue In: Antioch, CA 94509, is
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003733-00 The name of the business(es): Khoiriyah LLC DBA Cold Stone Creamery Located at: 5779 Lone Tree Way, Suite F In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Khoiriyah LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Putri Rifda Khoiriyah, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy C. Dias Expires 6/11/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80111 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003688-00 The name of the business(es): Oasis Accounting Firm Located at: 1850 Gateway Blvd., Suite 265 In: Concord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kathleen Williams. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-1-19. Signature of registrant: Kathleen Williams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 7, 2019 by Deputy A. Vasquez Expires June 7, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80132 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003715-00 The name of the business: Michaels Market Located at: 1502 Discovery Bay Blvd In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Discovery Bay Holdings Inc. 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: Munem Maida, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 6/11/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80142 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003770-00 The name of the business(es): INNOVATION CABINETRY Located at: 401 Sunset Drive, Suite I In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Saul Aguilar. 2. Richard Mendoza This business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6-12-19. Signature of registrant: Saul Aguilar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 12, 2019 by Deputy L. Arosemena Expires June 12, 2024 Antioch FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Press No. 06-1617 80130 Publish dates: NAME STATEMENT June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019. File No. F-0003735-00 The name of the business(es): N.E.S. (New Era Security) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Located at: 6280 Brentwood Blvd. In: NAME STATEMENT Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regisFile No. F-0004004-00 The name of tered by the following owner(s): Miguel the business(es): Ardente Gourmet Hurtado. This business is conducted by: Stirrer Located at: 401 Sunset Drive, An Individual. The registrant commenced Suite F In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby to transact business under the fictitious registered by the following owner(s): business name or names listed above Ardente Inc. This business is conducted on 2015. Signature of registrant: Miguel by: A Corporation. The registrant com- Hurtado, CEO. This statement was filed menced to transact business under with the County Clerk of Contra Costa the fictitious business name or names County on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy L. listed above on 2-10-05. Signature of Spence Expires June 11, 2024 Brentregistrant: John Ardent, Owner / Presi- wood Press No. 02-1273 80110 Publish dent. This statement was filed with the dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019. County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 25, 2019 by Deputy L. Arosemena FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Expires June 25, 2024 Antioch Press No. NAME STATEMENT 06-1617 80196 Publish dates: July 5, File No. F-0003785-00 The name of the 12, 19, 26, 2019. business(es): JF Realty & Management Located at: 1025 Pacific Grove FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby NAME STATEMENT registered by the following owner(s): File No. F-0004026-00 The name of J.L.J. Home & Photography, Inc.. This the business(es): Sistahs With Ink business is conducted by: A Corporation. Foundation Located at: 505 W. Second The registrant commenced to transact Street, Suite I In: Antioch, CA 94509, business under the fictitious business is hereby registered by the following name or names listed above on N/A. Sigowner(s): Luella Hill-Dudley. This busi- nature of registrant: John D. Fink, Presiness is conducted by: An Individual. dent/CEO. This statement was filed with The registrant commenced to transact the County Clerk of Contra Costa County business under the fictitious business on: June 13, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornellus name or names listed above on 2-17- Expires June 13, 2024 Brentwood Press 19. Signature of registrant: Luella Hill- No. 02-1273 80129 Publish dates: June Dudley. This statement was filed with 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019. the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 26, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Expires June 26, 2024 Antioch Press No. NAME STATEMENT 06-1617 80203 Publish dates: July 5, File No. F-0003804-00 The name of the 12, 19, 26, 2019. business(es): Ethos Vision Located at:
LIEN SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 503 of the Harbors and Navigation Code of the State of California, the undersigned, Copart, Inc., 2701 Waterfront Rd., Martinez, CA, 94553, will conduct a public sale on July 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. on the following vessel & trailer: Vessel: 2004 FINELINE, Hull ID: FINP3414E404, CF License: 0266RC; Trailer: 2004 VM, VIN #: 1VMBG242641024823, CA License: 4FD5820. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80258 Publish dates: July 12, 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Kenneth J. Reykalin, deceased CASE NUMBER P19-00799 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Kenneth J. Reykalin, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Teressa J. Reykalin in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Teressa J. Reykalin be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: August 29, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 14. Room 212 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 the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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 DE-154) 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Timothy J. Gavin, Attorney at Law 39355 California Street, Ste 209. Fremont, CA 94538. (510)248-4769 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80175 Publish Dates: June 28, July 5, July 12, 2019.\cs2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Recording requested by: TS No. CA-18846649-NJ Order No.: 180589050-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/2014. 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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105 and SEC 24073 ET SEQ B&P, C.) Escrow No. 1914519AW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) of the Seller(s) is/are: IMPERIALE BEER CAFÉ, LLC, 2411 EMPIRE AVE, SUITE 101 & 102, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Doing Business as: IMPERIALE BEER CAFE All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: HOP ASYLUM INCORPORATED, 1024 MORNING GLORY WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The assets being sold are generally described as: FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, INVENTORY AND ALL BUSINESS ASSETS and are located at: 2411 EMPIRE AVE, SUITE 101 & 102, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES and the anticipated sale date is JULY 30, 2019 The bulk sale IS subject to California Uniform Commercial and Professions Code(s) sections set forth above. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES, 2817 CROW CANYON RD, STE 102, SAN RAMON, CA 94583 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be date on which the notice of the liquor license is received by the Escrow Agent from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: 7/3/19 Buyer(s): HOP ASYLUM INCORPORATED LA2306298 BRENTWOOD PRESS 7/12/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80244 Publish dates: July 12, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: HyoJu Kim Carey SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: HyoJu Kim Carey CASE NUMBER: N19-1042 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner HyoJu Kim Carey filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. HyoJu Kim Carey to Proposed Name: Christina Kim Carey. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/21/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Rachelle A. Saites SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Rachelle A. Saites CASE NUMBER: N19-1197 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Rachelle A. Saites filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sophia Anne Hooker to Proposed Name: Sophia Anne Sullivan. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 08/07/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Need appearance by Rachelle & Sophia to consent to name change or Sophia’s consent. Must be served on Father. Date: 06/28/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80250 Publish Dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Patch Master Drywall at 2191 Empire Avenue. Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on January 19, 2017 under File No. F-0000350 (*1) Jill Loofbourrow 2191 Empire Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: An Individual. Signature: Jill Loofbourrow. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 28, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80235 Publish dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Postal Annex Store #1009 at 3130 Balfour Road Suite D, Brentwood CA 94513. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 12/16/2016 under File No. F-0007345-00 (*1) Naween Wahidi 3710 Lone Tree Way, Antioch (**) This business was conducted by: An Individual. Signature: Naween Wahidi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 10, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80179 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019.
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LEGAL NOTICES SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): 19CV341012 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Mary P. Gustafson, and DOES 1-10, Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): City of San Jose NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Santa Clara Superior Court , 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 - Downtown Branch. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):Office of City Attorney, Alen R. Lipton, 200 E. Santa Clara St., 16th Flr, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 535-1900. DATE (Fecha): 1/8/2019 12:31PM Clerk of Court Clerk, by (Secretario): Stephanie Uy, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are
served - as an individual defendant. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80178 NAME STATEMENT Publish Dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, File No. F-0003835-00 The name of the 2019 business(es): Delta Storage Located at: 1241 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS is hereby registered by the following NAME STATEMENT owner(s): File No. F-0003522-00 The name of the 1. Robert M. Mello business(es): Murphy Hauling & Clean 2. Michael A. Mello. This business is conUp Located at: 750 Domaine Court In: ducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered commenced to transact business under by the following owner: Scott Murphy. the fictitious business name or names This business is conducted by: An In- listed above on 6-17-19. Signature of dividual. The registrant commenced to registrant: Michael A. Mello. This statetransact business under the fictitious ment was filed with the County Clerk of business name or names listed above on Contra Costa County on: June 17, 2019 by 5-30-19. Signature of registrant: Scott Deputy L. Spence Expires June 17, 2024 Murphy. This statement was filed with Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80262 Publish the County Clerk of Contra Costa County dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2019. on: May 30, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornellus Expires 5/30/2024 Oakley Press No. 03FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 0477 80075 Publish dates: June 21, 28, NAME STATEMENT July 5, 12, 2019. File No. F-0003840-00 The name of the business(es): Strictly Official EnterFICTITIOUS BUSINESS tainment Located at: 86 Vella Circle In: NAME STATEMENT Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by File No. F-0003557-00 The name of the the following owner(s): Anthony Estrada business: Leyn’s Garlic Peanut Located Jr.. This business is conducted by: An at: 904 Winddrift Way In: Oakley, CA Individual. The registrant commenced 94561, is hereby registered by the fol- to transact business under the fictitious lowing owner(s): business name or names listed above 1. Rey F. Lorena on N/A. Signature of registrant: Anthony 2. Elaine C. Origenes Estrada Jr.. This statement was filed with This business is conducted by: Married the County Clerk of Contra Costa County Couple. The registrant commenced to on: June 17, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornellus transact business under the fictitious Expires June 17, 2024 Oakley Press No. business name or names listed above 03-0477 80140 Publish dates: June 28, on 3-1-19. Signature of registrant: Rey F. July 5, 12, 19, 2019. Lorena. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS June 3, 2019 by Deputy A. Vesquez ExNAME STATEMENT pires 6/3/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 File No. F-0003890-00 The name of the 80133 Publish dates: June 21, 28, July 5, business(es): QL Productions Located 12, 2019. at: 4090 Woodhaven Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the folFICTITIOUS BUSINESS lowing owner(s): a. Lori Conness MaxNAME STATEMENT well b. James Alan Maxwell. This business File No. F-0003721-00 The name of the is conducted by: A Married Couple. The business(es): Double Executive Search registrant commenced to transact busiFirm Located at: 726 Solitude Drive In: ness under the fictitious business name Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered or names listed above on N/A. Signature by the following owner(s): Simone of registrant: Lori Conness Maxwell . This Theus. This business is conducted by: An statement was filed with the County Individual. The registrant commenced Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 18, to transact business under the fictitious 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires June 18, business name or names listed above 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80202 on N/A. Signature of registrant: Simone Publish dates: July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019. Theus. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County FICTITIOUS BUSINESS on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy M. Barajas NAME STATEMENT Expires June 11, 2024 Oakley Press No. File No. F-0004135-00 The name of the 03-0477 80195 Publish dates: July 5, 12, business(es): Patch Master Drywall 19, 26, 2019. Located at: 4851 Dawson Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the following owner(s): Justin Coloar NAME STATEMENT Garrett. This business is conducted by: File No. F-0003727-00 The name of the An Individual. The registrant commenced business(es): Junk it Jim Located at: 91 to transact business under the fictitious Lozoya Way In: Oakley, CA 94561, is here- business name or names listed above on by registered by the following owner(s): N/A. Signature of registrant: Justin GarJim Howard. This business is conducted rett. This statement was filed with the by: An Individual. The registrant com- County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: menced to transact business under the June 28, 2019 by Deputy L. Mae Expires fictitious business name or names listed June 28, 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 above on N/A. Signature of registrant: 80227 Publish dates: July 12, 19, 26, AuJim Howard. This statement was filed gust 2, 2019. with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 11, 2019 by Deputy L. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Fallas Expires June 11, 2024 Oakley Press T.S. No.: 19-22363 A.P.N.: 032-410No. 03-0477 80186 Publish dates: July 5, 042-9 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU 12, 19, 26, 2019. ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/22/2018. UNLESS YOU FICTITIOUS BUSINESS TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPNAME STATEMENT ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. File No. F-0003757-00 The name of IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE the business(es): See It Buy It Get It NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST Located at: 2248 Canterbury Lane In: YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered A public auction sale to the highest bidby the following owner(s): Lisa Marie der for cash, cashier’s check drawn on Melton. This business is conducted by: a state or national bank, check drawn An Individual. The registrant commenced by a state or federal credit union, or a to transact business under the fictitious check drawn by a state or federal savbusiness name or names listed above on ings and loan association, or savings 6-16-18. Signature of registrant: Lisa M. association, or savings bank specified Melton This statement was filed with the in Section 5102 of the Financial Code County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: and authorized to do business in this June 12, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires state will be held by the duly appointed June 12, 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 trustee as shown below, of all right, 80143 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, 12, title, and interest conveyed to and now 19, 2019. held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ant to a Deed of Trust described below. NAME STATEMENT The sale will be made, but without File No. F-0003761-00 The name of the covenant or warranty, expressed or business(es): Sambhi Carriers Located implied, regarding title, possession, or at: 347 Coolcrest Drive In: Oakley, CA encumbrances, to pay the remaining 94561, is hereby registered by the fol- principal sum of the note(s) secured lowing owner(s): Narinder Sambhi. This by the Deed of Trust, with interest and business is conducted by: An Individual. late charges thereon, as provided in the The registrant commenced to transact note(s), advances, under the terms of business under the fictitious business the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, name or names listed above on 2-26-19. charges and expenses of the Trustee for Signature of registrant: Narinder Sambhi. the total amount (at the time of the This statement was filed with the County initial publication of the Notice of Sale) Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 12, reasonably estimated to be set forth be2019 by Deputy L. Mae Expires June 12, low. The amount may be greater on the 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80191 day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO Publish dates: July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019. BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.
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Trustor: PHILLIP RAMOS, UNMARRIED MAN AND NICOLE STONE, UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 5/25/2018 as Instrument No. 2018-0083195-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described in the Deed of Trust Date of Sale: 7/30/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $501,413.51 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1642 SYCAMORE DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 032410-042-9 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. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 19-22363. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 06/18/2019 Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC 1500 South Douglass Road, Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806 Automated Sale Information: (800) 280-2832 or www. auction.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Vanessa Gomez, Trustee Sale Specialist Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80174 Publish dates: June 28, July 5, July 12, 2019.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 190758037-CA-MSI TS No.: CA1900285035 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 032-240-007 Property Address: 4550 SANDMOND BOULEVARD OAKLEY, CA 94561 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/09/2010. 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 07/25/2019 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 06/15/2010, as Instrument No. 20100119019-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: BRUCE L RODGERS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 032-240-007 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4550 SANDMOND BOULEVARD, 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, 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 $ 337,878.85. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms. aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1900285035 Information
about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772 NPP0355235 To: OAKLEY PRESS 07/05/2019, 07/12/2019, 07/19/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80208 Publish dates: July 5, 12, 19, 2019.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: John Phillip Martinez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: John Phillip Martinez CASE NUMBER: N19-1152 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner John Phillip Martinez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. John Phillip Martinez b. AKA John Tyler Martinez to Proposed Name: John Phillip Martinez. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 08/14/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 6/21/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 80181 Publish Dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019..
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Diane Terry SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Diane Terry CASE NUMBER: N191019 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Diane Terry filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Diane Terry b. AKA Diane Ruth Linder Terry c. AKA Diana Ruth Linder d. AKA Diane Ruth Linder-Terry to Proposed Name: a. Diane Ruth LinderTerry. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 08/05/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 06/03/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80076 Publish Dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Elizabeth Dawn Wimberly SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elizabeth Dawn Wimberly CASE NUMBER: N19-1078 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Elizabeth Dawn Wimberly filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Elizabeth Dawn Wimberly to Proposed Name: Elizabeth Josephine Landini. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 08/12/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 06/11/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80109 Publish Dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2019.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lorraine Sousa SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Lorraine Sousa CASE NUMBER: N191151 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Lorraine Sousa filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kevin Michael Smith b. Kaitlyn Michelle Smith to Proposed Name: a. Kevin Michael Sousa. b. Kaitlyn Michelle Sousa 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 08/14/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Service on Father waived. Date: 06/21/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80180 Publish Dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2019..
Did You Know? You must renew your Fictitious Business Name statement every 5 years.
JULY 12, 2019
Photo courtesy of Molly Meyokovich
iscovery Bay Girl Scout Molly Meyokovich used her birthday party to help those in need through a service project. She and her party guests packed 30 birthday-party-in-a-bag kits, which were donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank. Meyokovich gathered supplies for several months through social media, and donations rolled in from all over the county. Each bag contained supplies for a party for eight guests, including everything from invitations to cake mix and frosting. Meyokovich said she had fun gathering the supplies and using her own birthday to help others.
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The report identifies 55 abandoned commercial vessels in the five counties that make up the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region. A 2017 survey of the Delta identified 14 abandoned or derelict commercial vessels in Contra Costa County. Some of the locations included the San Joaquin River, Broad Slough, Old River and San Pablo Bay. The report estimates the average cost of removing a commercial vessel at $200,000, though costs can vary widely depending on the vessel’s size, location and condition. “There are a lot of cost factors to consider,” said Steve Hampton, assistant deputy administrator with the Office of Spill Response and Prevention in a 2018 interview. “Generally a vessel that’s under 40 feet can be put on a trailer and taken to the landfill. Once the vessel sinks, or once the vessel is over 40 feet, it needs to be dis-
assembled to get it out. You start adding zeros (to the cost), lots of zeros.” There are programs that fund the removal of recreational vessels, but no such program exists for commercial vessels. The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) offers recreational boaters several options once a boat has reached the end of its useful life. The Vessel Turn-In Program allows an owner to surrender a recreational boat to DBW at no cost, while the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) provides grants to agencies like the Office of the Sheriff who are tasked with removing abandoned boats. In 2016, Frazier worked with the California Sheriffs’ Association to introduce AB 2092. It attempted to make AWAF money available for the removal of commercial vessels. But stiff resistance led by the Recreational Boaters of California – who argued the cost of removing only a few commercial vessels could wipe out the
Public Hearings for Area Elections Map Creation and Adoption June 26, 2019, July 24, 2019 and August 28, 2019 @ 7:30pm Diablo Water District (DWD) is moving from an at-large Director election to a by division Director election. As part of the process, DWD is seeking public input for the creation of by division voting area. To participate please submit suggestions via mail to: Diablo Water District, Attn: General Manager, PO Box 127, Oakley, CA 94561 or attend the public hearings in person at 87 Carol Lane, Oakley. Oakley Press No. 030477 80108 Publish dates: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, August 16, 23, 2019.
ORDINANCE 1010 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS; SETTING FORTH A DISTRICT ELECTION PROCESS AND THE SEQUENCING OF DISTRICT ELECTIONS; MAKING CONFORMING REVISIONS TO BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.10 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS; AND AUTHORIZING STAFF TO TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 25th day of June 2019, by the following vote: AYES: Bryant, Rodriguez, Staton, Taylor NOES: Rarey ABSENT: None RECUSED: None
And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 9th day of July 2019, by the following vote: AYES: Bryant, Rodriguez, Staton, Rarey, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None RECUSED: None ATTEST: Margaret Wimberly, MMC City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinances; reading the ordinances in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinances is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80271 Publish dates: July 12, 2019.
Photo by Tony Kukulich
A star-spangled celebration Caroline Cooper was decked in red, white and blue as the City of Brentwood hosted the Classic 4th of July Parade and Celebration in downtown Brentwood, on Thursday, July 4. The event drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to the downtown area. To see more of the parade, visit page 12. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia/slideshows
fund – led to the bill stalling, and it never moved forward. If there is a single story that serves as the poster child for the problem of abandoned and derelict commercial vessels in the Delta, it’s that of the Spirit of Sacramento – an 87-foot paddle wheel boat that had seen better days when it last went up for auction in 2016. “It ended up in a marina in the Bay Area,” said Gary Madison of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff marine patrol unit. “The former owner stopped paying the dock fees, and it was auctioned off to some guys that had no idea what they were doing. Somehow they ended up in Franks Tract, and we gave them citations for many violations. They started it up, and it proceeded to sink and leave a huge diesel slick.” When the Spirit of Sacramento capsized in Franks Tract near Bethel Island in September 2016, it was estimated to
be carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel that threatened to leak into prime Delta habitat. The vessel that had been purchased at auction for $1,000 created an environmental hazard and cost the U.S. Coast Guard approximately $1.6 million and Contra Costa County $100,000 to remove. Until a funded plan to deal with abandoned commercial vessels can be implemented, the problems they bring will continue to multiply. “If the boats are not maintained, they will sink,” said Doug Powell, retired member of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff marine patrol unit. “It’s just a matter of time.” To review the SLC plan for abandoned commercial vessels in the Delta, visit: http://bit.ly/thepress_abandoned_ vessels. Information on providing comments on the report can be found on the report’s final page. To comment, visit www.thepress.net
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JULY 12, 2019
Calendar LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS
For print, email your events to firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to publication. For online, post your events for free on The Press Community Calendar www.thepress.net/calendar.
Events Friday, July 12 Ghostlight presents “HONK!”
Ghostlight Theater Ensemble presents “HONK!” an award-winning musical and heartwarming retelling of “The Ugly Duckling.” The talented cast, bouncing score and creative choreography are sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Performances will be held in the Theatre at Edna Hill Middle School at 140 Birch St. in Brentwood, on July 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and July 14 and 21 at 2 p.m., with a special sensory-friendly performance on July 20 at 1 p.m. Seating is limited, so reserving seats in advance is highly recommended. Tickets are $24 for general admission, $22 for seniors 60 and older, $18 for students and $12 for children 11 and under. Tickets for the July 20 sensory-friendly performance at 1 p.m. are $5 off standard prices. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 408-838-7704 or visit www.ghostlightte.org/main-stage-honk.html.
Saturday, July 13 Aretha Franklin Tribute
The Pittsburg California Theatre will host a show honoring the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, from 8 to 10 p.m. at 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg. Mickala Cheadle and Janice Make Reid will take the audience on a memorable journey of Franklin’s music from gospel to soul. Cost is $26-$31. For more information, email info@ pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com, call 925-427-1611 or visit http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com/upcoming-events/.
Sunday, July 14 El Campanil International Film Showcase
El Campanil Theatre presents the next film in its international showcase, the award-winning Macedonian dramady, “Secret Ingredient.” This story depicts a series of dramatic and comical events triggered by a well-meaning therapeutic cannabis cake. The movie runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at 602 W. 2nd St. in Antioch. Cost is $9 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For more information, call 925-757-9500 or visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Wednesday, July 17 Free Medical Clinic
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center will host a free medical clinic at 2210 Gladstone Drive in Pittsburg from 4 to 8 p.m. Uninsured adults ages 17 and up with acute or chronic medical conditions are eligible. For an appointment, call 925-439-2009 on Wednesday between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. All health care services are free to the patient. For more information, visit http://www.svdp-cc. org/programs-rotacare-clinic.
Saturday, July 20 Junk ‘N Disorderly sale
Junk ‘N Disorderly will have its second annual barn-iversary barn sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at The Barn, located at 6741 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Come for antiques, vintage junk and everything farmhouse. There will be raffles, giveaways and a food truck to celebrate. For more information, call 925-303-5817 or visit https://junk-n-disorderly.com/.
Noche de Carnaval
Join Genuine Upscale Entertainment for a night of comedy, music and dance. This event is for those 21+ only. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at Sugar Candy, 7860 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, or by calling 925-595-5736. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ genuineupscale.
Trash to Treasures
Hosted by Red Men & Pochantes, 1403 Main St., Oakley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested vendors contact by 7/18. Alicia, 925-625-1102, or 925-783-6974.
Tuesday, July 23 Home Composting Workshop
Gina Rozenski will teach you how to turn your garden waste and kitchen scraps into rich soil conditioner and fertilizer for your garden. Class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mangini Garden Classroom in the Antioch Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street, in Antioch. For more information, call 925-783-8117 or visit http:// ccmg.ucanr.edu/ManginiGarden/.
Thursday, July 25 Live Organ and a Movie: The Godfather
The Pittsburg California Theatre presents the next in the Live Organ and a Movie series: “The Godfather,” from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg. This series combines live organ music, raffles and a classic movie, all rolled into one. The Godfather is a mob drama, based on Mario Puzo’s novel, and focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). Cost is $6.50. For more information, email email@example.com, call 925-427-1611 or visit http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/ upcoming-events/.
Live Music by Magic Notes
The Magic Notes band will play a variety of music for dancing and fun at the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak St. from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will include refreshments, dance lessons and a no-host bar, and attendees must be 21 and over. Ample free garage parking is available behind the community center. Cost is $10 for those who pre-register, $12 for everyone at the door. Call 925-516-5380 with questions or to register. Funds raised benefit the Brentwood Senior Center.
Tuesday, August 6 National Night Out in Antioch
Celebrate National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1360 East Tregallis Road in Antioch. This free event will be fun for the whole family and promotes community engagement. For more information, contact Gary Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org, 925325-8833 or visit https://stjohnsantioch.org/.
Saturday, August 10 Wine in the Bay
Join the 16th annual Wine in the Bay from 4 to 8 p.m. at the St. Anne Community Life Center, located at 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. Bring your appetite and love for wine and beer as you step into a French marketplace with music and live and silent auctions. Proceeds fund outreach programs in Byron. For ages 21+ only. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased via PayPal at www.stannechurchbyron.com. For more information, contact Mathilda at 650-8886931 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 14 Marsh Creek Trail Extension Discussion
The second public meeting to discuss the Marsh Creek Trail Extension from Vineyards Parkway to Round Valley Regional Preserve Feasibility Study will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, Hall B, at 35 Oak St. in Brentwood. Project objectives, issues, challenges and alignment options will be presented for public review and comment. For more information, contact Sean Dougan at 510-544-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 22 Live Music by Natural Blend
The Natural Blend band will be playing a variety
Looking for more things to do? www.thepress.net/ calendar of music for dancing and fun at the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak St. from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will include refreshments, dance lessons and a no-host bar, and attendees must be 21 or older. Ample free garage parking is available behind the community center. Cost is $10 for those who pre-register, $12 for everyone at the door. Call 925-516-5380 with questions or to register. Funds raised benefit the Brentwood Senior Center.
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Tuesday, September 3 Liberty Adult Education Genealogy Class
The Liberty Adult Education Center will have a class on beginning genealogy on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. from September 3 through October 1. This class will explore strategies for building your family tree and organizing data, along with preserving your family’s records and history using Census, vital, and military records and a variety of other genealogical sources. Materials list will be provided the first day of class. For more information or to register, call 925-634-2565.
Area Agency on Aging survey
The Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging has launched a survey to gather more information to create services for seniors in Contra Costa County. Seniors and their caregivers may take the Needs Assessment Survey now through September at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ olderadultssurvey or request a printed copy by calling 1-800-510-2020.
East Contra Costa Historical Society
The East Contra Costa Historical Society’s Museum, located at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood, is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and third Sunday from now through October. Tour the 1890s home, one-room school, new resource center and other features from East County’s past. For more information, contact Dawn at 925-513-3247.
Soroptimist International of Antioch Meeting
The Soroptimist International of Antioch will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Wednesdays at noon at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center at 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For more information, contact Mary Ann Redden at 925-757-5605 or visit www. si-antioch.org.
GSMOL Biweekly Class
Golden State Manufactured Homeowners’ League Chapter 196 hosts an education class the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Oakley from 5 to 6 p.m. Facilitator Glorie Illian discusses important topics related to mobile home living, such as emergency preparedness for pets and humans, mobile home maintenance and more. Attendees should come prepared to take notes. For more information or to RSVP, call 925-625-6251.
Al-Anon meets every Monday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, in Discovery Bay. Al-Anon was made to help friends and families of alcoholics. For more information, call 925-784-8030.
Byron Delta Lions Club The Byron Delta Lions Club meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, in Discovery Bay. For more information, visit www.byrondeltalions.org.
Gospel 2 Soul: An Aretha Franklin Tribute July 13, 2019 at 8pm
Live Organ & A Movie: The Godfather July 25, 2019 at 6:30pm 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support
This group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St., in Brentwood. This group is open to any member of the community who is caring for or knows someone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No charge, no reservations needed. Speaker varies each month. For more information, call 925-284-7942 or visit www.alznorcal.org.
Crystal Bowl Metaphysical Gifts and Holistic Wellness will be offering free guided meditation classes from 7:15 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through July 31. These community classes will begin with discussion and end with silent meditation. Classes are held at 8065 Brentwood Blvd., Suite 7, in Brentwood. For more information, contact Bianca Ruehlig at bruehlig@gmail. com or 925-207-0231.
Brentwood Chamber Mixer
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce hosts its mixers on the third Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at varying locations. Come for an evening of networking, refreshments and raffles. These events are free for members; non-members are welcome twice, then $25 per visit. For more information, contact Laura Young at Admin@brentwoodchamber.com or 925-634-3344, or visit www. brentwoodchamber.com.
Free Medical Clinic
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center hosts a free medical clinic at 2210 Gladstone Drive in Pittsburg on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Uninsured adults ages 17 and up with acute or chronic medical conditions are eligible. For an appointment, call 925-439-2009 on Wednesdays between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. All health care services are free to the patient, including medical exams, diagnostic and laboratory testing. For more information, visit www. svdp-cc.org/programs-rotacare-clinic.
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