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Vol. 18, No. 28

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July 13, 2018

Suspect To Be Arraigned

Seeing stars

by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Oakley City Council appears to favor plans to build 158 single-family detached homes on 21 undeveloped acres on Main Street. The proposed development, not yet formally approved, would require a general plan amendment since the property is zoned for commercial use, but city leaders didn’t seem opposed to the change during a recent work session. “I was against this project when I first heard about it, because you are losing commercial and that is potential job creation, economic activity for the city,” said Mayor Randy Pope. “Then I got to thinking, we have so much vacant (property).” see Homes page 34

Matthew Redmond is set to be arraigned in connection with the death of his mother. Page 4

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yan St. Claire, Faith Villanueva and Jose Caballero enjoy a moment at the City of Oakley Cityhood Celebration, Saturday, July 7. The event featured vendors, food, inflatable activities and a fireworks display. For additional photos, see page 16. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/slideshows

Fire district to adjust service fees “ It is important to update

by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) will alter its fees for providing medical aid to align with the expense of giving help. The time-based charges, set to take effect in August, will change the fee from $337 per response to $209.46 for calls lasting 30 minutes or less, $399.88 for 31 to 60 minutes, $590.30 for 60 to 90 minutes, and $780.72 for 90 or more minutes. The board unanimously approved the changes, and no audience members spoke on the topic during public comment. “We wanted to make sure we were adequately capturing the time reflected at scene for the district responding to medical calls,” said Fire Chief Brian Helmick. “The staff developed and revised the ordinance with calculations for medical calls for 30 or less minutes, 31 to 60 minutes, 60 to 90 minutes and more than

our fees each year to reflect the current cost of the service being provided.

Joe Young, ECCFPD finance subcommittee chairman 90 minutes through 120.” The fee will continue to be charged to individuals (or their insurance companies) after receiving medical aid from district firefighters but is waived in certain instances, including for those who demonstrate financial hardship or who have died. The charges are permissible under the Fire Protection District Law of 1987, which allows districts to charge for services they are empowered to perform if they have inadequate revenue to render services. However, the district can

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only charge the amount it spends to complete the service. In the district’s case, that means aligning the fees with the half-hour costs of $52.53 to employ a captain, $48.36 for a engineer, $42.03 for a senior firefighter and $47.50 for equipment operation. A 10 percent administrative fee is also added to calls of 30 or fewer minutes. “Since Chief Helmick took office, he has initiated a thorough review of district finances, including more accurate cost estimates,” said Board Member Stephen Smith. “We were undercharging and not accounting for cost increases. We have also changed from one-hour increments to half-hour increments to better match the fees to amount of service rendered.” The original fee, a flat $337 per response, was approved in 2016, but has only been collected for about 11 months – due in large part to a strenuous implementation process – and is falling short of expectations, Helmick said. The district initially budgeted $190,000 in

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Koda Dog Park opens

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Signing for posterity

Oakley City Councilmember Kevin Romick puts his John Hancock on one of the beams at the recreation center under construction. City officials and staff attended the beam signing ceremony this week at the new site on O’Hara Avenue. The 9,000-square-foot building is slated to include a large multipurpose room with a dividing partition, kitchen, stage and meeting and office rooms. In the back will be a turf field and ample parking. The center is set for completion by summer 2019. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/slideshows

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Redmond makes first court appearance “ Any decision on death

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Matthew Redmond – accused in the July 3 murder of his mother, Marta Redmond, in the Brentwood home they shared – made his first court appearance in the Contra Costa County Superior Court on Monday afternoon, July 9. Redmond was charged with one count of felony murder by the district attorney’s office and was scheduled for arraignment on Monday, but the attorney representing him at the arraignment requested that it be rescheduled until after Redmond is assigned a public defender. Judge Leonard Marquez granted the request and Redmond’s arraignment has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 17. While he was not required to enter a plea, Redmond was required to appear before the court and indicate that he agreed to the delayed arraignment. Entering the courtroom in a bright yellow prison uniform, he looked disheveled and distant during the proceeding that lasted just a few minutes, and he did not look in the direction of his family who was present. Upon his entry, several members of the family began to sob. Redmond sat sipping water from a cup, stared straight ahead and appeared unmoved.

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On the morning of July 3, Brentwood police responded to complaints of vehicle and residential burglaries in the vicinity of the Redmond home on the 300 block of Torrington Drive, and Redmond was detained as a suspect in those complaints. “While officers questioned Redmond shortly after he was detained, he made reference to seriously injuring somebody at his home a short time prior to being detained,” explained Lt. Walter O’Grodnick of the Brentwood Police Department (BPD) in an email to The Press. “After learning of this information, officers quickly responded to the residence to check the welfare of that person. (Marta Redmond) was deceased when officers arrived on scene.” According to O’Grodnick, Redmond has had previous interactions with the BPD. While he declined to specify the exact nature of those interactions, O’Grodnick did say that they were not associated with serious violence. “At this time, no weapon was been recovered,” said O’Grodnick of the murder. “It is apparent Redmond used bodily force during the violent assault/ battery.” Redmond remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Even though they’ve moved out of state, two former Brentwood artists have taken their love of art on the road and are sharing flavors of East County and personal inspirations in their new home. As seniors enjoying retirement and now established in Texas, Robert and Diane Gwynne were involved with the Delta Gallery when it first debuted in The Streets of Brentwood and are working to offer that sense of community through art in their new hometown. Diane spent two years painting with the Delta Gallery members and embraced the community she found there. “The Delta Gallery was really just getting started when we left, and I was involved with the group there. I served with the group that started this new art group, and I really enjoyed painting with the artists in Brentwood – there was a group of us that got together every Thursday to paint together,” Diane said, adding that she’s on the lookout for a similar group in their new Texas home. Meanwhile, she’s taken the skills gained and lessons learned over the years to give the gift of art to others. She teaches art at a primary school and facilitates lessons at a memory care unit at a local rest home, helping those who are

more high functioning with painting. “It’s such good therapy – I’ve done a lot of work with that and painting on my own,” she said. “I try to come up with paintings that aren’t too difficult for them to copy.” One thing of note about the move from the coast to Texas was the drastic difference in landscape. “California is picturesque, so for anyone who does landscape painting – to me those are so beautiful – but in this south part of the U.S., it’s so different,” she said. “When we first arrived, I was unpacking a landscape painting and a gentleman asked me, ‘Where are the longhorns?’ So I later added a Texas longhorn and some bluebonnets to it.” Diane’s artistic counterpart, her husband Robert, is also touching the world with his work. Originally from New Zealand before moving to Brentwood, Robert recalled the day he rode his bike down to the metal factory where his brother worked to see about a job. “I walked in, and the owner looked over the top of his glasses at me and said, ‘Sit down. I’ll be with you in a minute,’” he said. “He asked me if I’d finished my legal schooling – you were only required to complete two years of high school before pursuing a trade – and I told him yes. I was in my third year … He offered me a job, and as it would turn out, he had been writing an advertisement for

the newspaper for the job when I first walked in.” Thus began a lengthy career in the jewelry industry, which led him to take his skill set in a variety of directions. Inspired by Cliff Richard and The Shadows – the British answer to Elvis, as Robert called them – he began toying with the concept of creating miniature replica Fender guitars in his own home about 12 years ago. In more recent years, he acquired the rights to produce and sell the trademarked Burns London guitars after submitting photos of his creations to the company and asking for permission. “I made the entire guitar and said, ‘I don’t want to have issues with you over registered trademarks,’” Robert explained. “‘I’m wondering if you would allow me to make these, and if you have issues, can we talk about it?’ They came back in three days and gave me the license to use the trademark.” He makes the guitars from maple wood, and the tiny hardware is crafted from 14-karat white and yellow gold, making them a collectors item that sell in the range of $1,800. As the two settle in their new home and enjoy retirement, they hope to continue sharing their artwork with their community as they once did in Brentwood. For more information, contact Robert at miniaturetwang@gmail.com.

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Teen rewarded for kindness Sarah Nunnink, 18, from Brentwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation. The Live Mas Scholarships are given to young individuals with vision, dreams and a passion for the future. Nunnink, a Heritage High School graduate and current student at UC Davis, was given a scholarship for a second consecutive year. Her passion is community service. There were more than 8,000 new applicants, and a renewal program was introduced for past scholarship winners. Future innovators, creators and dreamers came from all over the U.S. They had different passions, stories and dreams, but they had one thing in common – they want to change the world. Last year, Nunnink won for her work as a teen ambassador for the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls. She personally collected shoes for needy children, raised money to travel to Costa Rica and

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Bills pass to protect wildfire survivors Four bills sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and designed to strengthen protections for victims of wildfires have passed the Senate Insurance Committee. AB 1772 (Aguiar-Curry), AB 1797 (Levine), AB 1799 (Levine) and AB 1800 (Levine) aim to address critical issues facing wildfire survivors including underinsurance, rebuilding and recovery. “These common-sense bills will help Californians with their recovery after a wildfire,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “Making sure homeowners have enough information to make informed insurance coverage decisions and have the peace of mind insurance is meant to provide

is critical. I thank assemblymembers AguiarCurry and Levine for authoring these bills to help future wildfire survivors.” After losing a home or business in a fire resulting in a declared state of emergency, current law provides a policyholder at least two years to rebuild their property and receive the full replacement cost coverage they paid for. However, experience shows that two years is often insufficient time for families to rebuild the insured property. AB 1772 extends the amount of time a home or business owner has to rebuild an insured property from two to three years after a declared wildfire emergency and receive the full replacement costs to which they are entitled. AB 1797 is aimed at making sure that

homeowners are given an updated replacement cost estimate for their home. Current regulations require a complete and comprehensive estimate of the cost to replace a home when a replacement estimate is provided by the insurer, but state law does not mandate that insurers produce or regularly update a replacement cost calculation. This bill would require insurers to either provide a policyholder with a full replacement cost estimate every other year or apply an inflation factor to the dwelling limit at each renewal and clearly offer the consumer the option to obtain a full replacement cost estimate. Another issue revealed by the North Bay fires was that insurers, although required by current law to provide consumers

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ormer Station 94 fire captains Gil Somerhalder, Bruce Somerhalder, Bob Ruddick Sr. and Albert Bello recently attended the installation of the Knightsen Station 94 monument honoring East County volunteer firefighters for their service and dedication throughout the years.

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Stacy and her friends took some pictures in the amusement park’s photo booth. How many differences can you find between these pictures?

Can’t make it to a real amusement park this summer? Kid Scoop brings the amusement park to YOU this week.

Amusing Photos

Luna de Loop has enjoyed herself at the amusement park and has taken lots of photos! Look at each photo below. Can you draw a square on the big picture at right where each photo was taken? Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

the words by looking up, AMUSEMENT Find down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. MIRRORS DENMARK M T E D A C R A T C COASTER I R O G K T K N O T TREATS R E I F A R E O T C ARCADE TOTAL R A N D A M A C A O WORLD O T A M E I E P L A PARK R S N S N D R H D S FOOD S E U Y D L R O W T RIDE FAIR D M P L A Y O T T E PLAY A R E N U F A O T R GAME Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical FUN words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

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This is the name of the world’s first and oldest operating amusement park. It opened in 1583 in Denmark. But just what does Dyrehavsbakken mean? Hold this page up to a mirror to discover the answer.

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Part of the fun of a trip to an amusement park is to get some amusing food! The Froyo family ordered their treats. Each person got two or three treats and paid with the exact change. Look at each person’s total. What did they each buy?

Fred Froyo spent $6.00

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Look through the newspaper and find: • Three words that start with the letter A • Five numbers that add up to 100 • Something you think is funny • A place you would like to visit • Something you’d like to buy Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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Meet Gennie Gennie is a loving female terrier born March, 28, 2012, and weighs 13.5 pounds. She really loves attention and to be played with. Gennie is crate-trained and will go on the potty pads when necessary. Gennie does very well on a leash and enjoys walks and car rides. This little girl is such a sweetheart and will make a loving addition to your home as long as you have the time for her. She would do fine as a second dog if you are looking to expand your fur family. For more information, call 925-473-4642.

Meet Buzz Buzz is an adorable grey male tabby kitten born April 21. This kitten is just as cute and nice as his photo. He enjoys being held and loved. This baby is very playful. To meet Buzz, contact verleneanddavid@ sbcglobal.net.

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Identifying flea bites Dogs that are itching themselves are often assumed to have fleas. But dog owners who want to be certain that the cause of their pooch’s pain is fleas can learn to identify flea bites. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), fleas leave tiny, red, raised dots on the skin. Flea bites tend to be smaller than bites from other insects, but as dogs scratch flea bites more and more, the bites can become more inflamed. Dogs that have been bitten by fleas may exhibit other symptoms as well. For example, some dogs may bite or chew at their own skin while others may develop scabs or red irritated skin. Some dogs even begin to lose their hair after being bitten by fleas. Dog owners intent on determining the source of their dogs’ discontent also can look for the fleas themselves. Though small, typically measuring between one and three millimeters in length, fleas can be easy to spot, especially on the skin of dogs or on dogs with light-colored hair. Fleas are dark brown or black and tend to infest necks, ears, lower backs, abdomens or the base of their tails. Some dogs infested with fleas may appear to have small flecks of pepper on their bod-

ies. The AKC notes that those specks are flea droppings that are actually dried blood, which may be visible on the areas fleas have infested. Dog owners who suspect their dog has been infested with fleas should seek treatment immediately, as flea infestations can sometimes contribute to anemia, tapeworm and a skin disease known as flea allergy dermatitis. – Courtesy Metro Creative

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Healthy salad made with Brentwood corn It’s corn season, and in Brentwood, there is no sweeter crop picked straight from the fields. This easy, healthy and delicious recipe is courtesy of the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, which hosts the downtown Brentwood farmers market each Saturday. Ingredients 6 ears corn, husked, kernels removed from cob 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 sprigs rosemary 1 cup walnuts 1 1/2 cup braised mushrooms* 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups aged cheese, such as parmigiano reggiano, manchigo, or cabrillo, finely grated, plus 1/2 cup extra to finish 4 cups baby arugula, rinsed and spun dry Preparation Heat olive oil and rosemary in a small saucepan over a low flame until the oil is warm but not hot. Let cool, strain, and discard the rosemary. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet, and toast in the oven for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the rosemary oil. Slightly crush the toasted walnuts in your hand, and add to the pan along with the braised mushrooms. Sauté for 1 minute. Add corn, stir to combine, and sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in butter and 2 tablespoons of grated cheese. Season

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This easy, sweet salad recipe can be made with Brentwood’s own famous corn. with salt and pepper, and remove pan from burner. Place the arugula leaves in a mixing bowl. Dress them with the remainder of the rosemary oil, and season with salt and pepper. Plate the arugula with the corn salad mixture on top. Finish with additional grated cheese. Braised Mushrooms* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 shallots, minced 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup dry white wine Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound mushrooms Preparation Heat the olive oil in the sauté pan over medium flame until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the butter and wine, then season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer, and add the mushrooms. Toss, then cover with a lid over 3/4 of the pan. Cook the mushrooms at a low simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until very tender. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.

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Family Mega Challah Bake

Chabad of the Delta will host Mega Challah Bake, featuring a huge challah baking party at Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 W. Country Club Drive, in Brentwood, Sunday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. With so many people under one roof, it will be an evening of incredible energy, community and, of course, challah baking.  Few Jewish foods evoke the same warm sentiments as challah. Many remember the aroma of freshly baked challah in their grandmothers’ kitchens and always on the table for Shabbat dinner with family and friends. Participants will make the dough from scratch – choosing from a variety of recipes. They will knead and braid the dough into loaves of challah. Participants will then choose from a variety of toppings to garnish their challah. The program will also feature A Taste of Shabbat, a variety of challahs with wonderful choice of dips along with multiple workshops on braiding challah and the special significance of this tradition. “Baking challah is an age-old tradition practiced by women all the way back to the Matriarch Sarah,” said Mashie Goldshmid, program director of Chabad of the Delta. “The mega challah bake will be an event you don’t want to miss. We also feel it’s an important time for the Jewish community to unite. This is a terrific way to join together with Jews from all walks of life, regardless of Jewish knowledge, affiliation or back-

ground. This event is open to the Jewish community with a charge of $18 per person before July 26. Raffle tickets will be sold, and sponsorship options are available to defray the costs of the event. For more information, call Mashie at 925-4204999 or mashie@jewishdelta.com or visit www. thechallahbake.com.

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Ghostlight presents “Man of La Mancha” Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble is pleased to present its inaugural main stage production of “Man of La Mancha,” directed by Helen Dixon. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ epic 17th-century masterpiece “Don Quixote,” with a book by Dale Wasserman and music and lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darian, “Man of La Mancha” is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious and heartbreaking, “Man of La Mancha”  celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or passion. The celebrated score includes  “The Impossible Dream,”  “I, Don Quixote,”  “Dulcinea,”  “I Really Like Him,”  “Little Bird” and “To Each His Dulcinea.” Performances will be held in the Edna Hill Middle School theater, 140 Birch St.,  in Brentwood, with evening shows on July 13, 14, 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on July 15, 21 and 22, at 2 p.m. Seating is limited, so reserving seats in advance is highly recommended. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for youth (14 to 18) and seniors (60 and over). Tickets for children 13 and under are $13; however, this show has mature themes and is recommended for ages 14 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. ghostlightte.org.

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This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course. Come and have fun while learning how to enjoy boating safely. At the end of the course you’ll have what you need to get a CA Boater Card. Get trained and get your card now, enjoy the water safely and legally.

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The art of packing for vacation Summer is here, and lots of people are in full vacation mode. Whether it be a land-touring trip, a cruise or a flight to visit family, one thing to take into consideration is what to pack. In the past, when Grandpa and I went on a cruise, we had to figure out what clothes would Senior constitute casual, semiformal orner and formal attire for each night on the ship. Ladies wore gowns and men had their tuxedoes, which also meant high heels and matching handbags for me and special shoes, ties and perhaps a cummerbund or two for him. The daytime garb consisted of shorts and T-shirts, capris Marla if cooler, workout pants that Luckhardt were rarely used but gave me a big “E” for effort, and those dreaded bathing suits and cover ups. Everything of course had to have matching shoes! I remember stuffing my suitcases to the brim and then sitting on it while Grandpa zipped it shut. The two of us would lift it together to get it off the bed, as my shoes alone weighed a ton. I could artfully place things like a jigsaw puzzle, stuffing every shoe with either socks or nylons and filling every nook and cranny with stuff that literally emptied my closet. What began with my organized list, planning each day and evening ensemble carefully, turned into chaos at the last minute when I decided I needed duplicates of everything just in case. By the time we got on board, my friend Diane said our cabins, where we had to hang things from every pole and rafter since the closets were so small, looked like the bargain basement of Filene’s. Airline traveling used to include the price of the baggage, so checking two huge suitcases each was no problem at all. Now, most airlines charge a fee for either both or at least the second bag. More and more travelers are using carry-ons to avoid that. Sometimes you get to the gate and they may offer to store your bag if the overhead bins are too full – no charge. In our more recent trips, the dress code is much more casual. No longer can I wear, let alone balance in, any heels, and the days of gowns and tuxedoes are over, although Grandpa still likes to dress up a bit. Now it’s flats and outfits that don’t wrinkle. No more shorts for me, but every color capris in my wardrobe, plus two white ones in case,

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are laid flat in the suitcase. The new challenge is weight. Not mine, the suitcase’s! There is a 50-pound limit. As much as that sounds like a lot, you haven’t seen me pack. Now, that weight also includes more toiletries and medications. Flight safety rules dictate how many ounces of liquids or gels you can take in your carry on so packing them in your checked bags makes for a lot more weight than before. A friend of ours, Tim, is a real hat guy. We laugh when he unpacks his suitcase and empties anywhere from seven to 10 hats, depending on the length of the trip. I’m surprised that his hats alone don’t put him over the weight limit. He seems to have it down to a science coming in at 49.5 pounds! They compare me and my shoes to his hats. So what is the answer? How can we enjoy a fine time and not worry about how much those suitcases will weigh after we shop for loved ones and bring back souvenirs? I think I have found a few good suggestions. If I buy too much and am afraid of overage, I find a post office and stuff those T-shirts and Disney dolls in an all-you-canfit box and ship it back for $14. I bring stamps for postcards with me and purchase small trinkets that are lightweight, like bracelets or earrings. Anything that I can get rid of before we head home, I toss or leave for the cabin steward or housekeeper with a note saying it is OK for them to take it. In Hawaii there is a women’s shelter where we leave unused items, water bottles and any unopened food. If all else fails, use the Bruce method. Take your toothbrush, medications, bare essentials and your credit card. Go to Costco or Walmart and buy T-shirts, shorts and a bathing suit. Rinse and toss! This works better for men. For me, not so much. Safe and happy travels. Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with senior care and advocacy groups. Email her at marla2054@aol.com.

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Two children were injured in a fire on the 2600 block of Carlton Lane in Antioch that quickly went to two alarms on Tuesday afternoon. According to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ConFire) Fire Marshal Robert Marshall, the two children were treated on scene for smoke inhalation and then transported to an area hospital. “I don’t know if parents were around or what the status is there,” said Marshall. “We know that there were at least a couple of young kids who got some smoke and are being treated.” The fire was reported just after 1:30 p.m. in a cluster of townhomes. “When our crews arrived on scene they found the building was well involved and the fire was spreading to additional buildings,” said Marshall. “Right now it looks like we’ve

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Fight breaks out at Cityhood celebration Two juveniles briefly detained by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

The annual Oakley Cityhood Celebration held, Saturday night, July 7, had none of the violence that marred the 2017 event until the final minutes when a fight broke out in the Freedom High School parking lot as attendees were leaving the area. It is unknown what caused the fight or how many were involved, though the fight only lasted for a few minutes. As police officers rushed to the location some-

one in the crowd lit a firecracker, and its detonation sounded like a gunshot. Startled and frightened people scattered at the sound. Oakley police officers detained a female juvenile for questioning after the incident according to Police Chief Chris Thorsen. A second juvenile was also briefly detained before she was released to her mother after paramedics treated her for a leg injury. Paramedics also examined a woman who was caught in the middle of the fight, though she was uninjured and did not require further treatment. Up until the fight broke out, the family-oriented event attended by hundreds was orderly and without incident. The Oakley police presence was conspicuous and a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Of-

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A juvenile is handcuffed after a fight broke out following the Oakley Cityhood Celebration, July 7. fice mobile command center was set up at the school, likely in response to last year’s celebration in which an altercation between officers and disorderly individuals

took more than 30 minutes to get under control. Several officers were injured in that altercation. No officers were injured in this year’s incident.

Come out for Big Break Dune Day Come join the fun at the Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, Saturday, July 28, for Big Break Dune Day. Citizen Stewardship Project Intern Brett Walsh will lead the family-friendly event, which will include weeding invasive plants and readying the area for autumn seed collection and planting. The sand dunes community plant plot is the brainchild of the late Chris Thayer, botanist and Oakley dune enthusiast.

Together with the help of local schools, volunteers and retired park district employees, the project is well on its way to becoming a signature spot highlighting Oakley’s natural heritage. The event runs from 8 to 11 a.m., and gloves, tools, sunscreen and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are invited to come for the whole event or just pop in for a portion of the three hours.

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Are you over 55 and thinking of downsizing? Prop 60 can help save you money by Joan Grimes, Esq.

Many seniors come to my office and talk about wanting to downsize. Their children have moved out, and they are left with a big house they no longer want to spend the time or money caring for. However, downsizing can be hard for several reasons. First, it can be really hard to leave your family home. With so many wonderful memories and bedrooms full of stuff, it can be emotionally draining to say goodbye and overwhelming to start sorting through boxes of old belongings. Second, many couples fear that by buying a new and smaller place, their property taxes will possibly double or triple. I see couples every day who purchased their home 30 or more years ago and are still paying only a couple thousand a year in property taxes. Couples realize that if they buy a new, smaller place, their property taxes could increase drastically, which can be daunting while budgeting on a fixed income. But this is what I want to talk about today. Under Prop 60, if either you or your spouse is over the age of 55, you can keep your property-tax payment even when you move! But like all government propositions, there are certain criteria you must satisfy to qualify under Prop 60. 1. To qualify, you must sell your original home when you or your spouse is over 55. 2. After the sale of your home, you must purchase a new residence within two years. 3. Your old home must be in the same county as your new home. 4. The sale of your original home must qualify for reassessment as a result of the transfer or sale (i.e. you can’t transfer your home to your

children under Prop 13, so your children take your property-tax basis) 5. Your new home must be equal to or lesser in market value than your old home. 6. You can only take advantage of Prop 60 ONCE! Ok, now that we know the rules, let’s work with an example to help demonstrate the power of Prop 60. Let’s say you purchased your family home 30 years ago in Contra Costa County for $200,000, and your property taxes are currently $3,000 per year. You decide to sell your home and you sell it for $1 million. Under Prop 60, if either you or your spouse is over 55, you can purchase another home for $1,000,000 or less in Contra Costa County and keep your property tax payments at $3,000 per year! In California, we passed Prop 60 to encourage people to downsize, as they get older. Make sure you understand the rules before selling so you can take advantage of Prop 60. If you have any questions about Prop 60 or any other estate-planning questions, I am an estate-planning attorney and would be happy to answer your specific questions. I offer free, 30-minute initial consultations in our Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices. You can also visit our website for more information at www. lawofficeofjoangrimes.com..

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A local home baker took to social media this week asking if there were any bakery items currently not available in our area that locals love. Those with a sweet tooth jumped into the conversation wanting the following items more readily available: princess cake with marzipan, vegan and gluten-free desserts (nonspecific), scuffins (half muffin, half scone), beehive cakes, napoleons, cannoli and a good old-fashioned rum cake.

You may be able to find some of these sweet treats at a new bakery that recently opened in Antioch. Cambell’s Bakery and Café, located at 211 G Street in Antioch, had its soft opening on June 30. According to the bakery’s Facebook page, guests can find a variety of gourmet cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, specialty coffee drinks and smoothies.

If the talk about sweets has you hungry, DoorDash is a new food delivery option available in East County that delivers meals directly to your doorstep. On-demand delivery is new to many consumers, so some people may not know how DoorDash works. Customers find their favorite restaurant using the DoorDash app, pay for the price of their food and any local taxes, plus a delivery fee, an optional Dasher tip and a service fee. Many people have been posting their positive experiences about the service. One person wrote, “I use DoorDash about once a week, and really like it. My food always comes hot, fresh and right on time – sometimes even earlier than expected!” Another person posted, “I love DoorDash, when I’m really busy and I don’t want to stop to cook or go out to get food; it is a lifesaver.”

If you need to work off some sweets you may want to try your hand at bocce ball. The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation posted about a new co-ed bocce ball league for adults. Leagues will meet at Veteran’s Park, Wednesdays, Aug. 8 – Sept. 26, with games scheduled between 6 to 9 p.m. A minimum of four players on the roster, with their signatures, must be submitted at the parks and recreation office, 35 Oak St., along with league fees ($135/ team). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and eight teams is the max for the league, so sign up soon. A registration packet can be found online at https://bit.ly/2zo5Y8I.

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Editor: It seems that each time there is discussion by city administrators about the high crime rate in Antioch, there is always mention of a lack of funds available for the Antioch Police Department to hire more needed police officers. Measure O (2014), Measure P (2010) and Measure C (2013) all increased taxes to fund police services but has had little effect on that claim being verbalized. There has also been little rise in the number of total officers. What is less talked about is the rising employee benefits and overtime pay given to the city’s police staff each year. I am the founder of American Citizens Institute, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit based in Antioch. We are an organization dedicated to protecting the safety of individuals, while helping those who are responsible for administering social order. I recently crunched some numbers available on the California Transparency website for the year 2017. Of particular focus was Antioch police officer salaries and overtime pay. That year, police officers in Antioch took home more than $2 million in overtime pay. Being part of a government branch notorious for a lack of oversight, the Antioch Police Department appears to have been capitalizing on this lucrative opportunity by padding their salaries with overtime pay for well over a decade. It appears to be an accepted department policy despite the fact that the practice is forbidden by nearly all profit-seeking organizations. The former police chief repeatedly cited a lack of quality officers available to hire as the justification for the overtime pay. The private sector, which would be expected to face equal concerns, does not generally apply that same rule as justification for overtime. In

the real world, the only justification for overtime pay is unforeseen or unusual circumstances that are always brief and temporary. The plain fact is that there is no oversight of the abuse of public funds and, therefore, no deterrent. Given a choice of personal honor or money, it is not surprising that money is the more popular choice for Antioch’s police department. The problem with the abuse of public funds is the effect it has on the city residents who experience diminished police services as money is siphoned away to supplement base salaries. The average wage for a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area is $47,000. The average wage for an Antioch police officer is $132,000, three times more than the average. If overtime were abolished at the Antioch Police Department, there would be $2,183,978 more available for new police hires. That is enough to hire and maintain an additional 46 sworn police officers, increasing the number of officers almost 50 percent. If the incredibly high and unprecedented salaries of officers in Antioch were reduced to the Bay Area average, it would make available funding for an additional 143 sworn police officers’ salaries and, combined with the overtime funds, would provide salaries for a police force almost three times as large as the current one – a whopping 293 officers compared to the current 104. The budget is there. It is what the police are doing with that budget that holds the problem. The high crime rate in Antioch cannot be reasonably expected to drop until the activity of those responsible for reducing it is properly addressed. Michael Kitterman Antioch American Citizens Institute www.americancitizensinstitute.org

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Editor: During the Month of June, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) held four public meetings, each in a different area of the district. While the meetings were lightly attended, each was video recorded, and the videos are available on the district website, so that many more can view them. At each meeting, Fire Chief Helmick gave a 45-minute presentation on the state of the district, followed by an hour-long Q&A session. The district laid out the situation fairly and accurately with much background material available on the district website. In July, a single session will be held to begin engaging the public in the development of the ECCFPD strategic plan to remedy the crisis level of underservice in the district. Then there is the reallocation gang. They have seized upon an accident of history and claim their program can easily rectify it. This group seeks to pressure all the entities that share in the 1 percent property tax to give up a portion of their funding to the district. This includes the county, the cities of Brentwood and Oakley, the community services district, the school districts, and various other organizations serving the public. All have refused due to their own budgetary pressures, and there are formidable legal requirements that make it very difficult for them to do so. The reallocation gang claims this is mere willfulness on the part of local elected officials. Fire Chief Helmick and several board members (including myself) have been to Sacramento and seen the tremendous resistance at the state level to this plan. We are well-versed in the legal hurdles at both the state and local levels. Meanwhile, the reallocation gang persists in their tactics. They have asked the fire district to declare a moratorium on new construction. We have no legal authority to do so. They have asked the fire district to declare a state of emergency. We have no legal authority do so. They have asked the district to place an advisory measure on the ballot. I, for one, am not inclined to spend $200,000 of public funds on a meaningless, feelgood measure. If they want an election measure, they are free to file an initiative position and seek signatures. More to the point, if the reallocation gang wishes to force the issue within the other districts, their members should file for election to the governing bodies of those districts. Then run on that platform. The filing period for the November election extends through Aug. 10. Stephen Smith ECCFPD director Brentwood


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Senior softball squad nearing World Series by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Few things in life can be predicted, but lately it’s almost guaranteed that the Antioch Little League senior softball squad will reach the Senior League Softball Western Regional. For the fourth consecutive year, the undefeated squad has punched its ticket to the Montana event which comes with the opportunity to qualify for the Senior League Softball World Series. “It’s pretty exciting to be able to make it this far and go play some amazing teams from other states,” said assistant coach Mike Honey. “It’s a pretty special thing – probably a once-in-a-lifetime situation for some of the girls.” Antioch will clash with squads from California, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming with a shot at reaching the Senior League Softball World Series for the first time in the team’s history. Beginning July 20, the squad of 13 to 16 year olds will play five pool-play games with hopes of finishing as one of the top six teams that will advance to bracket play to decide a winner. In all, Antioch will need to win about nine games to capture the Western Regional crown. “We need to work as a team and not

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Antioch Little League senior softball squad will compete in the Senior League Softball West Regional with a shot to reach the Senior League Softball World Series. get down when we make errors and just work together to get the wins,” said team member Jessica White. Although the squad failed to qualify for the event’s bracket play last season, it has good reason to be confident this year. The 19-0 team, known as the Royals during the regular season, captured the regular season championship and then

secured the Tournament of Champions crown against other Little League District 4 teams from around the Bay Area, eventually winning the state championship. Feeding off that success, the team’s confidence appeared to be rising this week. Honey, who was not on the coaching staff last season, said that manager Ray White believes this year’s squad is im-

Martial artist continues successful run by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Heritage High School senior CJ Nickolas has enjoyed a lot of success in Taekwando at the junior level. Now he’s moving to the senior level. As a junior, Nickolas won the Junior Nationals and followed it up with a second-place finish at the World Championships in Tunisia. It was his third trip to the World Championships and his first medal. As he transitions into the senior division, Nickolas is confident. “I have some pretty high expectations,” Nickolas said. “I’m feeling good. I think I should do pretty good.” Nickolas has ambitions to qualify for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, 2024 in Paris and, if he’s still in competition, 2028 in Los Angeles as well. For that to happen, he will need to gain a lot of experience competing at the senior level. Additionally, he’ll need to do well with those experiences. “I need a lot more experience and a lot more points so that I can qualify

proved. “We have a really good mix of girls that have a lot of experience playing softball at the high school and travel level, mixed with first-time players who just started this year,” said Honey, who declined to identify the squad’s top players. “Our much more experienced girls have really taken (the younger girls) under their wing and really taken it upon themselves to help those girls get along better with the coaching staff.” Antioch players agree, but they know that winning won’t come easy the rest of the way. “We’ll need to communicate, make sure everyone is doing their part, giving 100 percent, basically just giving it their all,” said team member Isabel Honey. The squad’s last challenge before leaving for Montana is to raise funds for the journey. The trip is expected to cost the players and coaches about $12,000. The team has launched a GoFundMe account and has held two car-wash fundraisers. To contribute to the GoFundMe account, visit https://goo.gl/5YEDkS. For more information on the team, https://www.facebook.com/ antiochlittleleague. To comment, visit www.thepress.net To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia

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Heritage taekwondo fighter CJ Nickolas, far left, is an Olympic hopeful. for it,” Nickolas said. “I’ve been in the ring with juniors but not a lot with seniors. I need to get in the ring and fight with big people right now.” One of the opportunities will come immediately. From July 12 to 15, he’ll be competing at the PanAm Open in Spokane. That will give Nickolas a chance to get a direct view at his competition for the future. “The guy who was the National Team member this year is going to

be there, and I haven’t gotten to fight him yet,” said Nickolas. The move to seniors will give Nickolas far more opportunities to compete in events. He estimated that he’ll now compete in somewhere between 10 and 15 events a year. Later in the summer, Nickolas will head to Manchester, England, to train for a couple of months. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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orCal hip hop, a local Brentwood dance team, recently went undefeated, winning all the regional JAMZ competitions in addition to state and national titles. “I want to congratulate them all for working so hard this season. They are all so talented,” said coach Kelly Iserloth. The team is also seeking additional members. For more information, email NorCalcheeranddance@yahoo.com.


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The West Coast Kaos recently won the four-day U.S. Club Regional Championship, earning a berth in the National Cup.

Kaos advances to National Cup West Coast Soccer 03 girls recently earned a spot in the National Cup in late July after competing in the four-day U.S. Club Regional Championship in Davis. The National Cup is U.S. club soccer’s national championship competition. It features several under-13 through under-19 teams that have qualified from across the country. At the U.S. Club Regional Championship, the West Coast Kaos faced the Diablo Football Club’s competitive team in the first game. It took just over a half to get the newly assembled Kaos team firing on all cylinders, but the squad quickly turned a goalless game into 3-0 victory. Anaya Shelton found Alivia Ganz to score the first goal. After that, Daisy Samuelson assisted Madison Del Prado for goal two. Alina Garcia’s pass gave Del

Prado her second of the game and the third and final goal. Goalkeeper Maddie Mannina registered her first shutout. West Coast faced the Simi Valley Eclipse in game two. The Kaos picked up where they left off, scoring five. Anaya recorded a threegoal hat trick, while Madison scored two again. Allison Rickman, Daisy Samuelson and Jayden Sanders registered assists as West Coast came out ahead 5-2. The Kaos played the local Davis Legacy Black to a 2-2 tie on day three, which was enough to send them to the championship match. Anaya and Madison scored again with Katie Zeck and Haylee Heffner each getting an assist. After three long days of competition, it came down to the West Coast Kaos and IR Academy for regional bragging rights.

In a closely contested match, West Coast Soccer won 2-1. Alina Garcia got the games first goal, assisted by Anaya, and Haylee put Madison’s assist in to score the game winner. “It was great to be able to help coach the team at regionals, the players are very talented and it’s exciting to see what’s in store for this age group in the future,” said staff coach Tony Martins. This makes eight consecutive years that West Coast has qualified to be at Nationals. West Coast has been a consistent national contender playing in the national final seven times, earning three national titles, making them one of the most successful soccer programs in the country. For more information, visit www. westcoastsoccerclub.com.

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CITY NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, hold a public hearing to consider: An application for a time extension for Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map No. 9424 to subdivide 8.03 acres into 24 single-family residential lots; and Design Review No. 16002 to construct three house plans, with three elevations each, on the proposed lots. The project, known as Catchings Ranch, is located west of Minnesota Avenue, south of Pondlilly Lane, and north of Balfour Road (APN’s 012030-007 and 025). CEQA review has been conducted through adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration in 2016. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation on the application to the City Council, which will take final action. Applicant: Brentwood 24 Investors LP Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Planning Manager Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@brentwoodca. gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77053 Publish dates: July 13, 2018. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, hold a public hearing to consider: An application for the following entitlements to accommodate development of the Brentwood Country Club project: A General Plan amendment (GPA 18001) to change the land use designation of the 4.5-acre project site from Residential - Very High Density to Residential - Medium Density; A rezone (RZ 18-002) to amend Chapter 17.471 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, changing the designation of the project site from Area D to Area A3, and allowing development in conformance therewith; A vesting tentative subdivision map (VTSM 9486) to subdivide the project site into 24 single-family residential lots; and A design review (DR 18-008) to allow for the construction of two singlefamily house plans, with three elevations per model, on the 24 lots to accommodate development of the proposed project. The project site is located south of Balfour Road between State Route 4 and Summerset Drive (APN’s 010020-014 and 010-020-032). CEQA review has been conducted through preparation of an Addendum to the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the Brentwood Country Club project, adopted in 2014. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation on the application to the City Council, which will take final action. Applicant: Brentwood Commercial Partners, LLC Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Com-

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mission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Contra Costa County on: May 29, 2018 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77051 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 5/29/2023 Publish dates: July 13, 2018. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76893 Publish dates: June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2018. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Commission of the City of Brentwood NAME STATEMENT will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter File No. F-0003749-00 The name of the as the normal course of business permits business: Artistic Expressions by Sina on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, hold a Located at: 2723 San Onofre Court In: public hearing to consider: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered An application for the following en- by the following owner: Thomasina titlements to accommodate devel- Clark. This business is conducted by: An opment of the Cowell Ranch project: Individual. The registrant commenced A rezone (RZ 17-002) to amend to transact business under the fictitious Chapter 17.514 (Section 17.514.007) business name or names listed above of the Brentwood Municipal Code on N/A. Signature of registrant: Thomaby removing reference to a com- sina Clark. This statement was filed with munity college, and establishing the County Clerk of Contra Costa County uses and development standards for on: June 15, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin the 29.19-acre Cowell Ranch project Expires 6/15/2023 Antioch Press No. 06site; and 1617 77047 Publish dates: July 13, 20, A vesting tentative subdivision map 27, August 3, 2018. (VTSM 9452) to subdivide two existing parcels into 144 active adult FICTITIOUS BUSINESS single-family duet residential lots NAME STATEMENT and related improvements; and File No. F-0003980-00 The name of the A design review (DR 17-002) to al- business: Tony’s Beer Garden Located low for the construction of four ac- at: 809 W 2nd Street In: Antioch, CA tive adult single-family duet house 94509, is hereby registered by the folplans, with one elevation, on the lowing owner: Hamid Loinab. This busi144 duet residential lots. ness is conducted by: An Individual. The The proposed project, known as registrant commenced to transact busiCowell Ranch, is located south of ness under the fictitious business name Vineyards Parkway and east of Mi- or names listed above on N/A. Signature wok Avenue (APN’s 007-380-002 and of registrant: Hamid Loinab. This state007-380-003). ment was filed with the County Clerk of Based on the Addendum to the Vine- Contra Costa County on: June 26, 2018 yards at Marsh Creek Final EIR for by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 6/26/2023 the proposed Cowell Ranch project, Antioch Press No. 06-1617 77009 Publish there are no substantial changes dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018. proposed by the project or in the circumstances in which the project FICTITIOUS BUSINESS will be undertaken involving new, NAME STATEMENT significant environmental effects File No. F-0004043-00 The name of the or a substantial increase in the se- business: Star Easy Auto Sales Inc Loverity of previously identified sig- cated at: 1104 Auto Center Dr In: Antioch, nificant effects that would require CA 94509, is hereby registered by the major revisions of the Final EIR, or following owner: Star Easy Auto Sales preparation of a new subsequent or Inc. This business is conducted by: A supplemental EIR or ND. Therefore, Corporation. The registrant commenced the project is consistent with the to transact business under the fictitious previously certified EIR, and would business name or names listed above involve only minor changes. on N/A. Signature of registrant: Khaled The Planning Commission will make Karimi, Owner & President. This statea recommendation to the City Coun- ment was filed with the County Clerk of cil as to all project entitlements and Contra Costa County on: June 28, 2018 by the Addendum. Deputy L Barajas Expires 6/28/2023 AnApplicant: Brentwood Commercial tioch Press No. 06-1617 77007 Publish Partners, LLC dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Way, Brentwood, California. Further T.S. No.: 2017-03693-CA information may be obtained from Plan- A.P.N.:068-452-001 Property Address: ning Manager Erik Nolthenius [(925) 801 Lynn Ave, Antioch, CA 94509 PUR516-5137 or enolthenius@brentwoodca. SUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and gov] in the Community Development (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION Department of the City of Brentwood, REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT 94513. Before any court challenge of BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO Planning Commission decisions, you are THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMrequired to appeal the decision to the MARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS City Council no later than the time period DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件 provided under the City’s Municipal Code. 包含一个信息摘要 참고사 In addition, you may be limited to raising 항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 only those issues you or someone else 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE raised at the public hearing described in ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN this notice, or in written correspondence DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE delivered to the Brentwood Planning ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKU77052 Publish dates: July 13, 2018. MENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO LEGAL NOTICES ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG FICTITIOUS BUSINESS TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003424-00 The name of the IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY business: 65 Max Apparel Located at: OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER 3377 Deer Valley Road Suite 216 In: An- A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2006. tioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT the following owner: 65 Max Entertain- YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A ment. This business is conducted by: A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANACorporation. The registrant commenced TION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING to transact business under the fictitious AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A business name or names listed above LAWYER. Trustor: Scott Adams, a maron 2/10/2005. Signature of registrant: ried man as his sole and separate propPamela Henderson. This statement was erty Duly Appointed Trustee: Western filed with the County Clerk of Contra Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded Costa County on: May 29, 2018 by Deputy 12/05/2006 as Instrument No. 2006J Celestial Expires 5/29/2023 Antioch 0387050-00 in book —-, page—- and Press No. 06-1617 76951 Publish dates: of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CaliforJune 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2018. nia, Date of Sale: 07/26/2018 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003435-00 The name of the GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, business: MacTonyMoore Investment PITTSBURG, CA 94565Estimated amount Located at: 600 Wilbur Avenue Apt 1026 of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby regis- costs and other charges: $ 354,239.43 tered by the following owner: Anthony NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE Uchechukwu Ogoh:. This business is con- WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHducted by: An Individual. The registrant EST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK commenced to transact business under DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, the fictitious business name or names A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL listed above on May 10, 2017. Signature CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A of registrant: Anthony Ogoh. This state- STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ment was filed with the County Clerk of ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION

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OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 801 Lynn Ave, Antioch, CA 94509 A.P.N.: 068-452001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust with interest 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: $ 354,239.43. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this 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 (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2017-03693-CA. 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: June 15, 2018 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76941 Publish Dates: June 29, July 6, 13, 2018.

SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包 含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약 서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER:YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: Nathan Herrera And Jessica Herrera, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 04/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0120693-00 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 08/09/2018 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 401,607.60 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2020 Reseda Way, Antioch, CA 94509 A.P.N.: 075-241-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust with interest 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: $ 401,607.60. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse.The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title in-

surance 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2017-01334CA. 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: June 23, 2018 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www. altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 76993 Publish Dates: July 13, 20, 27, 2018.

on: June 19, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 6/19/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76965 Publish dates: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2018.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2017-01334-CA A.P.N.:075-241-018 Property Address: 2020 Reseda Way, Antioch, CA 94509 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003898-00 The name of the business: Diamond Nails & Spa Located at: 1185 2nd Street Suite E In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Tien Nuong Thi Hong. 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: Tien Nuong Thi Hong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 21, 2018 by Deputy P. Cornelius Expires 6/21/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77030 Publish dates: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004046-00 The name of the business: KB Lock and Key Located at: 1841 Laguna St #305 In: Concord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the following owner: Kobi Bouhadana. 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: Kobi Bouhadana. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 28, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 6/28/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 76989 Publish dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004140-00 The name of the business: Rubiano’s Located at: 235 Oak St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Da Silva Group. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ruben Da Silva, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 5, 2018 by Deputy J. Crawford Expires 7/5/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77035 Publish dates: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003600-00 The name of the business: Love ArrowHeart Design Located at: 2861 Spanish Bay Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Laurel Lenzi Becnel. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/31/2016. Signature of registrant: Laurel Becnel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 6, 2018 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 6/6/2023 Brentwood Important Notice!!! Press No. 02-1273 76915 Publish dates: Position available on the Board of June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2018. Directors for the Knightsen Town Advisory Council. Applicants must reside FICTITIOUS BUSINESS within the boundaries of the Knightsen NAME STATEMENT Town Community Service District and File No. F-0003680-00 The name of the be registered voters. Applications will be business: American Retrofit Systems accepted for 60 days, until 7/22/2018. Located at: 2136 Sand Pt. Rd. In: Discov- Applications must be sent to P.O. BOX ery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered 763, Knightsen CA, 94548. Interviews by the following owner: Greg Hubley. will be conducted after application deadThis business is conducted by: An In- line. Please submit proof of residency and dividual. The registrant commenced to voter registration with application, along transact business under the fictitious with contact information. Application business name or names listed above can be in the form of a written letter of on 2/23/10. Signature of registrant: Greg interest, or resume. Sincerely, Al Simas Hubley. This statement was filed with the (Chairman) Knightsen Town Community County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Service District. Brentwood Press No. 02June 11, 2018 by Deputy L Arosemena 1273 76913 Publish Dates: June 22, 29, Expires 6/11/2023 Brentwood Press No. July 6, 13, 20, 2018. 02-1273 76991 Publish dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to CaliFICTITIOUS BUSINESS fornia Business and Professional Codes NAME STATEMENT #21700-21716, Section 2328 of the File No. F-0003793-00 The name of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the business: Skubala Realty Located at: undersigned, StorQuest Self Storage in 392 Wentworth Ct In: Brentwood, CA Brentwood, CA, will sell at public sale by 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- competitive bidding the personal proplowing owner: Marcin Skubala. This erty of: Name: Monica Haliburton, Dobusiness is conducted by: An Individual. ris Ortiz. Property to be sold: household The registrant commenced to transact goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, business under the fictitious business toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer name or names listed above on N/A. Company: www.storagetreasures. Signature of registrant: Marcin Skubala. com The Sale will end at 10:00AM July This statement was filed with the County 28th , 2018. Goods must be paid in CASH Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June at site and removed at completion of sale. 18, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires Sale is subject to cancellation in the event 6/18/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 of settlement between owner and obli76946 Publish dates: June 29, July 6, 13, gated party. StorQuest Self Storage 325 20, 2018. Guthrie Ln Brentwood, CA. 94513 925322-1883 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 77036 Publish Dates: July 13, 20, 2018. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003821-00 The name of the business: Vin Alegro Located at: 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd., Ste 300 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lighthouse Hospitality, 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: Glenn Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-799811-JB Order No.: 170465438-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): STEVEN M. TEJADA, A MARRIED MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 5/10/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0137701-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/13/2018 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $77,997.03 The purported property address is: 5282 FERN RIDGE CI, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 011500-042 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-17-799811-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s

Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 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-17-799811-JB IDSPub #0142559 7/13/2018 7/20/2018 7/27/2018 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77044 Publish dates: July 13, 20, 27, 2018.

above on 8/15/1990. Signature of registrant: Patricia McDermott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 1, 2018 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 6/1/2023 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76949 Publish dates: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2018.

any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 714-7302727 or visit this Internet Web site www. ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 12-33719-JP-CA. 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: 06/20/2018 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 680 San Diego, CA 92101 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4661407 06/29/2018, 07/06/2018, 07/13/2018 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76945 Publish Dates: June 29, July 6, 13, 2018.

County of Contra Costa, State of California, and is described as follows: The East 5 feet (front and rear measurements) of Lot 94 and all of Lot 95, “Pleasantimes Subdivision”, which Map was filed in the Office of the Recorder of the County of Contra Costa, on May 9, 1944 in Volume 27 of Maps, at Page 26. A portion of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 14, Township 2 North, Range 3 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the most Easterly corner of Lot 95 as said Lot is delineated upon that certain Map entitled “Pleasantimes Subdivision, Contra Costa County, California”, which Map was filed in the Office of the Recorder of the County of Contra Costa, State of California, on May 9, 1944, in Book 27 of Maps, at Pages 26 to 32, inclusive; thence from said point of beginning S. 27º 06’ E. 100 feet; thence S. 68º 21’ W. 49.47 feet; thence N. 27º 30’ W., 100.06 feet to the Southeasterly line of Lot 94, of said Pleasantimes Subdivision; thence N 68º 21’ E. along said Southeasterly line and its extension, a distance of 50.18 feet to said point of beginning. APN: 030-030029-0 APN: 030-030-031-6 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 $356,143.45. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000006957716. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 714730-2727 www.servicelinkASAP.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 06/27/2018 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE

USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-FN4662327 07/06/2018, 07/13/2018, 07/20/2018 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76996 Publish Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 2018.

B549358 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 NPP0335318 To: OAKLEY PRESS 07/06/2018, 07/13/2018, 07/20/2018 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 76985 Publish Date: July 6, 13, 20, 2018.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003679-00 The name of the business: Longings Clothes for Tall Women Located at: 949 Stonegate Circle In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lori Reposa. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/2018. THIRD AMENDED CITATION TO Signature of registrant: Lori Reposa. This PARENT statement was filed with the County JOSE NOGALES CASE NO.: A17-00050 Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 12, 2018 by Deputy L Arosemena Expires CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 6/12/2023 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Attorney for Petitioner: Anthony 76967 Publish dates: June 29, July 6, 13, Binney In re the Adoption Petition 20, 2018. of Anthony Binney, Petitioner, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS TO JOSE NOGALES: By order of this court NAME STATEMENT you are hereby advised that you may File No. F-0003838-00 The name of the appear before the judge presiding in the business: Art Design Located at: 5900 Department 14 of this court on July Sellers Ave In: Oakley, CA 94561, is here23, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. then and there to by registered by the following owner: show cause, if any you have why Svetlana Julia Stewart. This business is conducted Tomova Binney should not be freed from by: An Individual. The registrant comyour custody and control. The following menced to transact business under the information concerns rights and proce- fictitious business name or names listed dures that relate to this proceeding for above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Juthe termination of the parental rights of lia Stewart. This statement was filed with JOSE NOGALES as set forth in Family Code the County Clerk of Contra Costa County Section 7860 et seq.: on: June 20, 2018 by Deputy P. Cornelius 1. At the beginning of the proceeding Expires 6/20/2023 Oakley Press No. 03the court will consider whether or not 0477 77031 Publish dates: July 13, 20, the interests of JOSE NOGALES require 27, August 3, 2018. the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of JOSE NOGALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE require such protection, the court will ap- T.S. No. 12-33719-JP-CA Title No. point counsel to represent her, whether 120295270-CA-LMI A.P.N. 034-460or not she is able to afford counsel. Svet- 025-9 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLlana Tomova Binney will not be present LOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED in court unless she requests or the court SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE so orders. PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSU2. If JOSE NOGALES appears without ANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE counsel and is unable to afford counsel, IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN the court must appoint counsel for the THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE parent, unless the parent knowingly and IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST intelligently waives the right to be rep- DATED 02/07/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE resented by counsel. The court will not ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT appoint the same counsel to represent MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU both Svetlana Tomova Binney and her NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE birth father. OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU 3. The court may appoint either the pub- SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public lic defender or private counsel. If private auction sale to the highest bidder for counsel is appointed, he or she will re- cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made ceive a reasonable sum for compensation payable to National Default Servicing and expenses, the amount of which will Corporation), drawn on a state or nabe determined by the court. That amount tional bank, a check drawn by a state or must be paid by the real parties in inter- federal credit union, or a check drawn est, but not by the minor, in such propor- by a state or federal savings and loan tions as the court believes to be just. If, association, savings association, or savhowever, the court finds that any of the ings bank specified in Section 5102 of the real parties in interest cannot afford Financial Code and authorized to do busicounsel, the county will pay the amount. ness in this state; will be held by the duly 4. The court may continue the proceeding appointed trustee as shown below, of all for not more than 30 days as necessary to right, title, and interest conveyed to and appoint counsel and to enable counsel now held by the trustee in the hereinafter to become acquainted with case. Dated: described property under and pursuant June 21, 2018 By Deputy Clerk S. Kricken to a Deed of Trust described below. The Bonnie Lee Johnson, SBN 224911 bon- sale will be made in an “as is” condinie@bonniejohnsonlaw.com Law Of- tion, but without covenant or warranty, fices of Bonnie Lee Johnson 3021 Citrus expressed or implied, regarding title, Circle, Suite 250 Walnut Creek, California possession, or encumbrances, to pay the 94598 Telephone: (925) 943-5400 Fax: remaining principal sum of the note(s) (925) 943-5050 Attorney for petitioner: secured by the Deed of Trust, with interAnthony Binney. Brentwood Press No. est and late charges thereon, as provided 02-1273 76960 Publish Dates: June 29, in the note(s), advances, under the terms July 6, 13, 20, 2018. of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee FICTITIOUS BUSINESS for the total amount (at the time of the NAME STATEMENT initial publication of the Notice of Sale) File No. F-0003333-00 The name of the reasonably estimated to be set forth bebusiness: Stacy’s Cakes Located at: 1765 low. The amount may be greater on the Park Place Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, day of sale. Trustor: MARIO REBHOLZ is hereby registered by the following AND, HASANI REBHOLZ, HUSBAND AND owner: Stacy Irwin. This business is WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: National conducted by: An Individual. The regis- Default Servicing Corporation Recorded trant commenced to transact business 02/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007under the fictitious business name or 0045377-00 (or Book, Page) of the Ofnames listed above on N/A. Signature of ficial Records of CONTRA COSTA County, registrant: Stacy Irwin. This statement California. Date of Sale: 07/20/2018 at was filed with the County Clerk of Contra 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the north side of Costa County on: May 23, 2018 by Deputy the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass L Fallas Expires 5/23/2023 Oakley Press located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, No. 03-0477 76919 Publish dates: June CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2018. balance and other charges: $828,594.41 Street Address or other common designaFICTITIOUS BUSINESS tion of real property: 121 COPPER KNOLL NAME STATEMENT WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned File No. F-0003512-00 The name of the Trustee disclaims any liability for any business: 1. Avatar Tech Pubs 2. Ava- incorrectness of the street address or tar Technical Publications Located at: other common designation, if any, shown 4811 Knarlwood Rd In: Oakley, CA 94561, above. If no street address or other comis hereby registered by the following mon designation is shown, directions owner: 1. Patricia McDermott 2. Don to the location of the property may be McDermott. This business is conducted obtained by sending a written request to by: Married Couple. The registrant com- the beneficiary within 10 days of the date menced to transact business under the of first publication of this Notice of Sale. fictitious business name or names listed If the Trustee is unable to convey title for

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000006957716 Title Order No.: 730-1707087-70 FHA/VA/ PMI No.: 042-7988076 952 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/09/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0228850-00 , MODIFICATION OF THE DEED OF TRUST RECORDED 5/21/2018 AS DOC# 2018-0079375-00 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JOHN RODERICK MCPHERSON AND RUTH LAVERNE MCPHERSON, TRUSTEES OF THE 2005 JOHN and RUTH MCPERSON REVOCABLE TRUST, DATED NOVEMBER 08, 2005, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 08/07/2018 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4614 N STONE ROAD, BETHEL ISLAND, CALIFORNIA 94511 APN#: 030-030-029-0 and 030-030031-6 The land referred to in this Report is situated in the Area of Bethel Island,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8655543 TS No.: B549358 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: APN: 035-403-003-3 Property Address: 929 WALNUT DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/26/2018 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 06/27/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0202444-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: RUSSEL E. ROSSBERG AND SASHA ROSSBERG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 035-403-003-3 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 929 WALNUT DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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 $88,482.79. 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

SUMMARY OF ENACTED ORDINANCE The Board of Directors of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (District), at its meeting on July 2, 2018 enacted an Ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-01 AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR THE RECOVERY OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL FIRST-RESPONDER SERVICE COSTS The Ordinance amends the schedule of fees applied to recipients of District provided emergency medical first-responder services as set forth in Exhibit A of the Ordinance. The updated fee reflects the changing cost of labor, the cost of wear and tear on equipment, and updated information about the amount of time spent by personnel on-scene at medical emergencies. The updated fee is based on the District recovering no more than its actual costs of providing emergency medical first-responder services. Eight members of the Board of Directors (Directors Langro, Morgan, Smith, Strobel, Thompson, Young, Vice President Benson, and President Oftedal) were present and voted in favor of adopting this Ordinance. A complete copy of the Ordinance and attached Exhibit is available for public inspection and copying in the District’s office at Brentwood City Hall, 150 City Way, Brentwood, California. This Ordinance will be in effect as of August 1, 2018.This Summary was prepared by the Fire Chief / District Clerk in accordance with Government Code Section 25124 and as directed by the District’s Board of Directors. Dated: July 2, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Brian Helmick, Fire Chief & District Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77053 Publish dates: July 13, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003840-00 The name of the business: Tim Leonard Construction Located at: 855 Willow Lake Rd In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Tim Charles Leonard. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/1/2018. Signature of registrant: Tim Leonard. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 20, 2018 by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 6/20/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 77058 Publish dates: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 2018.

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ANTIOCH June 24, 4:49 p.m. Authorities received a call saying that two subjects were stabbed on Enea Way. June 26, 1:09 p.m. A person told authorities that a subject held her at knife point for her phone at Grocery Outlet approximately one week ago. She said she didn’t call the police, because she did not know where the subject was staying, but now she does. June 27, 11:39 a.m. A burglary of tools was reported. June 27, 12:20 p.m. A person told authorities that he was in a park on Lone Tree Way and was beaten up. He believed his arm was broken but refused to say who was responsible. June 28, 2:10 a.m. Authorities received a call from a business on Somersville Road saying that a man in a mask wanted them to open their register. June 28, 1:29 p.m. Authorities received a report about a man in his 30s with a red backpack and wearing no shirt trying to take beer and fighting with employees. He was in front of the store and threatened to hurt anyone who opened his backpack. This was reported on West 10th Street. June 28. 4:44 p.m. A person told authorities that his wife hit his leg with her car and took off on West 14th Street. He said the vehicle was black rental car and was heading toward L Street. There were no injuries but the person was not able to get inside the house since he does not have a key. June 28, 11 p.m. A man called authorities saying that his neighbor broke his leg while jumping the fence. He said he did not know whether he was pursuing someone or not. This report came from Sycamore Drive. June 28, 11:53 p.m. A person called authorities regarding a group of 10 subjects who said they were going to shoot a gun. This report came from Buchanan Road. June 29, 7:58 a.m. A residence on Greencastle Way was broken into during the night while the reporting person was sleeping. June 29, 4:37 p.m. A woman in a lobby on Auto Center Drive was bleeding from her head. She claimed that her boyfriend hit her. June 30, 1:16 a.m. A residence was broken into on Redbud Way. The reporting person said they found their sliding door open. June 30, 6:55 p.m. A person was reported being shot in the leg on South Royal Links Circle.

BRENTWOOD June 1, 5:31 a.m. A vehicle was burglarized on Boltzen Court overnight. The reporting person said that the passenger- and driver-side windows were smashed and that they took a backpack, work items and an iPad. June 1, 11:32 a.m. A verbal dispute was reported on Lone Tree Way. The reporting person told authorities that he told a subject to get off his vehicle, but the man spat at him. June 2, 8:23 a.m. An accident involving a silver Honda and silver Toyota was reported on Walnut Boulevard and Continent Avenue. June 2, 1:21 p.m. A family dispute was reported on Jennifer Street. June 2, 2:19 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported on Orchard Drive. The vehicle was last parked on the reporting person’s driveway. The reporting person stated that they may know the suspect. June 2, 7:05 p.m. A hit-and-run incident was reported at an antique shop on Brentwood Boulevard. The suspected vehicle is a small burgundy Ford SUV. June 2, 7:18 p.m. A fire was reported at a trash area on Sand Creek Road. June 3, 5:28 a.m. A hit-and-run incident was recorded on Concord Avenue and Sand Creek Road. The reporting person knew this since they found their bumper damaged from a hit caused by a vehicle. June 3, 12:33 p.m. A person told authorities that they found a bike in bushes behind their property on Mesquite Court. June 4, 2:55 a.m. Suspicious circumstances were reported on Second Street. The reporting person said he saw a man breaking into his shed. June 4, 6:16 a.m. An accident was reported on John Muir Parkway and Eagle Rock Avenue. The two parties involved got into a verbal dispute. June 4, 7:29 a.m. A windows of a person’s work truck were broken on Brentwood Boulevard. June 4, 4:40 p.m. A person told authorities that fraudulent checks were deposited in her account. She had information pertaining to the suspect. June 4, 6:32 p.m. A person told authorities that tools worth more than $5,000 were stolen from the driveway of his residence on Las Colinas Drive. June 4, 9:42 p.m. Authorities were notified of a suspicious person in a business on Balfour Road. They said the suspect was known for taking items. He was approximately 25 years old, had a ponytail and was wearing a sporty jacket.

June 5, 10:32 a.m. Authorities received a call from Ace Hardware saying that they found two driver licenses in their lost-and-found box. June 5, 3:23 p.m. Authorities reported a woman in a verbal dispute with her 34 year-old son because she believed he was on drugs. The incident occurred on Mills Drive. June 5, 5:01 p.m. A homeless man under a bridge on Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue was reported screaming at children. June 5, 9:24 p.m. A person told authorities that their son was assaulted on Griffith Lane. June 6, 9:55 a.m. An accident was reported on Balfour Road and Summerset Drive. The reporting person was rear-ended and reported back pain. June 6, 4:37 p.m. A person reported his missing green card to authorities. June 7, 3:59 p.m. A woman threw her purse at an employee and said, “Watch this now.” She was in front of the store and wearing a striped McDonald’s shirt. This was reported on Second Street. June 8, 5:38 a.m. A person told authorities that he found gas going into a water drain on Spruce Street. June 8, 11:55 a.m. A case of forgery was reported on Lone Tree Way. The reporting person said that she lives in Sonoma and does not know the suspect who used her card. She said that there was a $380 charge at a business, and when she called they said that she had a party booked for tomorrow. The reservation was made under a different name but under her address.

OAKLEY June 24, 12:18 a.m. Authorities received complaints of a loud party on Bynum Way and Piper Lane. June 25, 2:57 p.m. A petty theft was reported on the 4600 block of La Vista Drive. June 26, 1:15 a.m. A suspicious person was halted by authorities on Main Street and Third Street. June 27, 4:52 p.m. An identity theft was reported on the 1700 block of Cedar Court. June 28, 5:21 a.m. A traffic hazard was reported on East Cypress Road and Knightsen Avenue. June 29, 1:52 p.m. Authorities revoked a person’s license on Main Street and Almond Tree Lane. June 30, 10:46 a.m. A verbal dispute was reported on the 900 block of Rosemary Lane.


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Byron district borrows additional funds by Aly Brown Staff Writer

The Byron Union School District (BUSD) board of directors has approved the district’s request to borrow $250,000 to meet their growing financial obligations – the second such loan since June 14. “(The loan) is a cash-flow transfer from one district fund to another,” said BUSD Board President David Turner. The funds are set to pay for operating requirements incurred in the fiscal year. “We are about $250,000 short on what we need,” said Interim CBO Elaine Neilsen. “It will be paid back in August when the property tax is (obtained).” At the June 14 board meeting, members approved the first interfund transfer in the amount of $300,000, bringing the current total amount borrowed to $550,000. Teacher Amanda Bernard was present at the June 28 meeting and said the additional loan came as a surprise. “(The other teachers and I) were sur-

prised to discover the additional $250,000 was borrowed because the district realized they couldn’t cover payroll that month,” Bernard said. The district’s financial situation has come under public scrutiny lately, with the dismissal of serveral aides and teachers and a negative cash flow totaling $1.8 million. As a result, the county has stepped in and directed the district to show how they plan to cut $500,000 from their current budget by October. “This budget does not have a lot of give to it, so we have to be following what the county recommended … It’s going to be a challenge with STRS and PERS increases every year, and included in this is the stepand-column movement, so it’s going to be rough for three years,” said Neilsen, adding that a decline in enrollment is also impacting the district’s finances. “I want to make sure that the board understands – and the community – that it’s going to take a while to come out of this hole … we really have to be really careful on what we’re doing.” In the wake of what many have de-

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the board understands – and the community – that it’s going to take a while to come out of this hole … we really have to be really careful on what we’re doing.

Interim CBO Elaine Neilsen scribed as a mismangement of funds, some are calling for the resignation or firing of the district’s leader, Superintendent Debbie Gold. This week Gold announced that she would be taking a voluntary 5 percent pay cut beginning in January. In addition, the board has committed to cutting additional costs, including delaying projects, cancelling purchase orders and eliminating overtime and extra payroll costs

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MLC Holdings Inc., which already owns three of the five project parcels, envisions constructing the homes, along with a park and possibly other open-space amenities. The proposed location is on the south side of Main Street, immediately east of Public Storage. It is bordered by Cyprus Square shopping center to the east, the 509-unit Corporation for Better Housing apartment complex to the south, and 770,000 square feet of proposed retail space to the north. The city must still amend its general plan, rezone the site and complete a variety of other steps before the project is approved. “We propose that a way to invigorate the area and existing commercial is to bring residents,” said Mark Forster, MLC Holdings Inc.’s vice president of land acquisition. “In the city’s goals in the general plan, it talks about having walkable communities. The way you have walkable communities is by putting mixed uses in different areas.” The stagnant state of commercial retail in Oakley seemed to play a large role in the council’s informal acceptance of the development’s early plans. The city is struggling to find suitors for its 800 acres of commercially zoned available land, which includes the proposed project site. “As we look at our 2020 general plan, I’m sure we are going to look at this 800

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he children’s parade kicked off the City of Brentwood’s Fourth of July celebration in downtown Brentwood, Wednesday, July 4. Crowds turned out for the popular annual event and enjoyed a day of food, festivities and fun. To see additional photos of the event, see page 16. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia/slideshows

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projected fee revenues in the 2017-2018 fiscal year but has garnered less than $50,000, Helmick said. That lower-than-anticipated return can be attributed to several factors, including delayed implementation of the program and a smaller number of billings than was anticipated, Helmick said. The ECCFPD also doesn’t collect fees on calls handled by mutual or automatic aid resources. “In the time since the original ordinance was adopted, the district has experienced an increase in labor costs and gained greater insight into the wear and tear of our

whenever possible. Bernard expressed her frustration. “We are told we have to cut back, but then at the meeting the board approved an intervention program called Read 180, which costs $18,000 and only serves 10 middle school students,” she said. Bernard said she asked the board members after the meeting if they knew how many students it would serve before they approved it and they admitted they hadn’t realized it would be only 10. “We all know that the county has asked us to cut (our budget) another $500,000,” said Gold. “That is not going to be easy. There is no good news, however, it’s not immediate that we do this. We’ll be working on what we can do – it’s going to go over a couple years span ... ” A special closed session meeting will take place July 18, followed by a board meeting slated for Aug. 16. For more information, visit www. byronunionschooldistrict.us. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

acres and we are going to redesignate a significant amount of that moving forward because of the oversaturation of Lone Tree in Brentwood, Slatten Ranch and The Streets,” said City Councilmember Kevin Romick. Forster said his company explored building a mixed development of residential and commercial venues at the site and is still open to the idea but has yet to find a commercial partner. “We haven’t found a partner willing to engage in it,” Forster said. Going forward, the council may create a highly specific zoning overlay at the site to allow either commercial or residential establishments but exclude apartments to safeguard the city in case the housing project falls through. Several councilmembers have already voiced preliminary project suggestions, including positioning the homes to face the park, saving trees and grapes on the property, incorporating recreation options for residents of all ages, and exploring a gated community concept with a homeowner association. “This makes for a great project,” Forster said. “We will come back with another iteration. It’s a process. It takes time, and input is key.” For more information about the project, visit https://goo.gl/mxwuiQ. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

equipment,” Helmick said. Joe Young, chair of the board’s finance subcommittee, said he anticipates the agency will evaluate the fees yearly going forward. “It is important to update our fees each year to reflect the current cost of the service being provided,” he said. “If we did not update the fee schedule, the district’s financial soundness would slowly be eroded, due to normal year-to-year operational cost increase.” For more information on the fee, visit https://goo.gl/DP9RjW. To comment, visit www.thepress.net


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Friday, July 13 Concerts in the Park

The City of Brentwood and West Coast Solar present Concerts in the Park at the downtown City Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy a variety of concerts every Friday until Aug. 24.

Saturday, July 14 Lobster Feed

The Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will be holding auditions for “Heathers the Musical (High School Edition),” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. Antioch, on July 16 and 17. Roles are available for actors ages 13 to 18 years old. If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. To receive an audition time, visit www.srctgrp. org. For more information, call 925-216-4613.

The Brentwood Concert Band

Campos Family Vineyards will host its second annual lobster feed at its location in Byron, 3501 Byer Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be fresh Maine lobster, prawns, ear corn, whole heads of garlic, artichoke, yellow onion, red potato Louisiana hot links, fresh sourdough baguette, drawn butter, two glasses of wine and ice cream dessert. To purchase tickets, visit www.camposfamilyvineyards.info/thepress_lobster.

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave., is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and the third Sunday now through October. Tour the 1890s home, one-room schoolhouse, new resource center and other features from East County’s past. For more information, contact Dawn at 925-513-3247.

Assistance and Health Fair Day

East Bay Works and America’s Job Center of California present their annual Community Assistance Day and Health Fair, at 6830 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, live entertainment and more. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Hagerman at 925-848-6102.

Summer Cabaret Series

Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre will launch a Summer Cabaret Series, at 2 p.m., at the El Campanil Theatre. The series will celebrate the songs of Mancini. Tickets are $20 for adults, while senior and youth tickets are $18 for the series. For more information, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Monday, July 16 Kaleidoscope Connection Circle

The Kaleidoscope Connection Circle meets the third Monday of every month at Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection Center, 14671 Byron Highway, in Byron, from 10 a.m. to noon. Acquaint yourself with Kaleidoscope’s programs and meet its leaders and volunteers. For more information, email info@kaleidoscopehope.org or call 925-550-8021.

The Brentwood Concert Band holds rehearsals every Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 400 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood. New members of all ages who play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments are welcome. For more information, contact info@brentwoodconcertband.com.

Tuesday, July 17 Beading at the Brentwood Library

The Friends of the Brentwood Library will hold its monthly beading class, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Brentwood Library. The class is for anyone 16 and older. For more information, contact Donna Cooper at DDDangle3@pacbell.net or 925-525-4782.

Wednesday, July 18 Beading at the Oakley Library

The Friends of the Oakley Library will hold its monthly beading class, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Oakley Library. The class is for anyone 16 and older. For more information, contact Donna Cooper at DDDangle3@pacbell.net or 925-525-4782.

Thursday, July 19 Food Truck Thursdays

The Foodie Crew and the Antioch Recreation Department present Food Truck Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Antioch Community Center and Water Park, 4703 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. There will be six to eight food trucks that serve gourmet food and desserts. For more information, contact Adam Gross at 925-776-7681 or info@foodiecrew.com.

Coffee with Carolyn

Coffee with Carolyn is a cancer support group for women hosted by Carolyn George the first Tuesday of every month, at 10 a.m., and the third Thursday of every month, at 6 p.m. The group provides a calm, safe and loving environment to support women who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses. For more information, contact Carolyn at 925-577-3325.

Sunday, July 22 Striker Out Alzheimer’s Bowling Tournament

The Harvest Park Bowl will host a charity bowling tournament for Alzheimer’s, starting at 9 a.m. The

Look at the many local events on www.thepress.net /calendar proceeds will be going to the Northern California Alzheimer’s Association. Advanced registration is $25 per person and $30 per person at the door. For more information, email strikeoutalz@ gmail.com or call the Harvest Park Bowl at 925-516-1221.

Tuesday, July 24 Discovery Bay Chamber Business Mixer

The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce presents After Hours Business Mixer at Vision FX, 2465 Discovery Bay Blvd., Suite 201, Discovery Bay. Come out and network among fellow business associates. For more information, visit www.discoverybaychamber.org.

Monday, July 23 The Dementia Whisperer

Laura Wayman presents The Dementia Whisperer, at the Celebration Center, 2260 Jeffery Way, Brentwood, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wayman will share her expertise and experience of making connection with people who have Alzheimer’s or any other sort of dementia or memory loss. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Jennifer DeRusso at 925-240-5437.

Thursday, July 26 Book Sale

Monday, August 13 Delta Quilters Guild

Delta Quilters Guild meets the second Monday of each month, at 2401 Shady Willow Lane, in Brentwood, at 7 p.m. A donation of $5 at the door is asked. For more information, visit www.deltaquilters.org or contact Sue at 925-550-2756.

Sign-ups Cheer Coaches

Brentwood/Oakley Youth Falcons Football and Cheer is currently seeking cheer coaches for its starts division for ages 6, 7 and 8. For more information, contact Joanne 925-550-7038 or visit www.boffc.com.

Brentwood Blaze Cheer

The Brentwood Blaze Cheer is currently enrolling children from 5 to 14 years of age for a program that teaches the fundamentals of cheer. Practices are ongoing throughout the year. For more information, contact Alison at 925-848-8422 or brentwoodblazecheer@gmail. com.

Art Classes at Delta Gallery

Saturday, July 28 Big Break Dune Day

Club Scouts and Boy Scouts

East Bay Regional Park District presents Big Break Dune Day, at the Big Break Visitor Center, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and help prepare the area for autumn seed collection and planting. Gloves, tools, sunscreen and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Moran, at 510-544-2753 or mmoran@ ebparks.org or visit www.ebparks.org.

Sunday, July 29 Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

The Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages, including oil and acrylic painting, drawing and jewelry design. The classes will be at the Delta Gallery. For more information, visit www.deltagallery.com. Join the Cub Scouts, for kindergarten to fifth-grade boys, or Boy Scouts, for boys ages 11 to 18. For more information and to find a Pack or Troop visit BeAScout.org. You can also email membership@pack1155.org with questions.  

Ongoing Events

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Trilogy Drama Club presents “Sabotage” and the “39 Steps,” July 1, at 2 p.m., and July 29 and 30, at 7 p.m. Come see Alfred Hitchcock’s works come to life. Admission is $15 per person and can be purchased at the door with either cash or check. Reservations are also required. For more information, call 925-809-7180.

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