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Top Model hopefuls by the hundreds by Elysia Cook Correspondent

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Kelly Kilker, a 25-year-old contestant from Vacaville, shows off her catwalk and her smile at the Top Model auditions in Brentwood Saturday.

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The catwalk came to Brentwood last Saturday when the CW network show “America’s Next Top Model” held its Northern California casting call at The Streets of Brentwood. Despite the high temperatures, nearly a thousand models strapped on their high heels and braved the heat for their opportunity to make it onto the show. The casting call was one of many across the nation that kicks off the 16th cycle of the “Top Model” competition. The show revolves around a group of selected girls who live together while competing for the title of America’s Next Top Model as well as a modeling contract. The casting call required contestants to give their best catwalk, fill out registration forms, pose and take photos, give an interview, and record a short video for the show’s producers. Each contestant also needed to bring a portfolio consisting of a headshot, a full-body shot entirely clothed, and a full-body shot wearing a swimsuit. After reviewing all of the applications, the selected girls will be notified by the producers and proceed to the next round of the competition. This is the first year that The Streets of Brentwood was utilized for the event. “The CW and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ wanted to be somewhere over in the East Bay, and we’re basically central to the whole Contra Costa County, plus to the Central Valley and Sacramento,” said The Streets of Brentwood General Manager Tracey Nobil. “This is the only place where the girls can come and do a live audition for this entire region – the whole Northern California area. It’s just another positive

thing going on in Brentwood, along with the growth out here and new homes and businesses and the CornFest. With all that going on, it makes a positive impression on everybody coming out to see Brentwood for the first time.” Jessica Lee, the CW network’s sales marketing coordinator, said The Streets of Brentwood was the perfect place because “there are a ton of stores that appeal to this demographic, so we thought that it’d be the perfect place for them (the contestants) to come out. We’ve got all of the vendors out right now. We’ve got the Picture People, who are offering cheap headshots for the girls, and we’ve got MAC doing touch-ups and makeovers … you can’t get that anywhere else, especially in the city.” The announcement that The Streets of Brentwood would host the casting call came as a surprise to many. “It’s not often something like this happens in Brentwood and Antioch, so I just think it’s a cool opportunity,” said Jessica, an 18-year-old contestant from Antioch. “You would think it would be in San Francisco or something.” According to Kayleigh Silvera, an 18-year-old Brentwood resident answering the casting call, “I read an article that said that they (the producers) wanted to expand their horizons just in general. Instead of going to all of the superficial cities, go to another small town and get some wholesomely good girls.” Nearly a thousand girls from all over Northern California made the journey to Brentwood, and some even slept overnight at The Streets to ensure that they’d be first in line. Others arrived before dawn to save their spots in line. see Model page 15A

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Katrina propels Cajun cuisine to Brentwood Hurricane survivor spices up menu at Tailgaters by Samie Hartley Staff Writer In just two weeks, Chef Le’Roy Crump has made a name for himself in Brentwood by cooking up contagiously delicious Cajun cuisine at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill. The Louisiana native offered an easy smile and a hearty chuckle when discussing his newfound California fame, but behind the twinkle in his eye hung a shadow that even California sunshine can’t completely dissolve. Before he joined Tailgaters and was named the 2010 Gumbo Contest Champion at the Alameda County Fair this month, Crump was the executive chef at his own restaurant in New Orleans. After attending culinary school and working as Emeril Lagasse’s sous chef – before he was famous for “Bam!” – Crump fulfilled his dream by opening Sierra’s, a café he named after his daughter. While business was good, Mother Nature had different plans for Crump’s future, and when Hurricane Katrina’s fury hit New Orleans, Crump lost not only his business but his home as well. Like others who lived in the area, Crump expected Katrina to be like any other hurricane, so rather than evacuating, he stayed at home. But after the levees broke and the water began to rise, Crump retreated to his attic and eventually punched a hole in the roof so that he could await rescue while standing atop his home in knee-deep water. “I spent 10 days on my roof waiting for help, but no one came,” Crump recalled. “When the waters finally receded, I waded

through the waters as dead bodies floating along bumped into me as I moved forward. That’s all I could do. Keep moving forward. “Some people I knew decided to stay and wait for government relief, but I wasn’t about to stay. I lost everything, and it was time to move on.” Knowing he could share his passion of cooking anywhere, Crump traveled to Georgia before spending a few years working in restaurants throughout Florida. Following the advice of a tourist he met while watching a space shuttle launch, Crump decided to relocate a third time to West Virginia to open his own place, Lagniappe, in the town of Clarksburg, but he soon found it was too difficult to keep a restaurant flourishing when heavy snows keep customers away. “Katrina was traumatic, but with a strong will and trust in God, I was able to survive,” Crump said. “After everything that has happened, I honestly believe that everything happens for a reason. If it hadn’t been for Katrina, I would have never wound up in West Virginia, where I met my wife. And if I hadn’t met her, I wouldn’t have been introduced to East County, where I now have the opportunity to share Cajun cuisine and my awardwinning gumbo with the Bay Area.” Crump’s sister-in-law lives in Oakley and persistently insisted that the newlyweds should move to California, where they wouldn’t need to worry about snow. Crump and his wife Ebidoere relocated to Oakley in January and began searching for a place to open a restaurant. Surprised by the high rental costs in the Bay Area, Crump decided it’d be more reasonable to work for someone else for a while and put his restaurant ambitions on the backburner. After a brief stint at Mike’s Beef ‘N’ Brew in Oakley, Crump decided to rethink his options. He stopped by Tailgaters one evening to sample some of the happy hour specials and soon struck up a conversation with Tailgaters owner Bill Lohr. Crump left with an applica-

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Chef Le’Roy Crump showcases the famous crab cakes he serves at Tailgaters in Brentwood. Crump, a Louisiana native displaced by Hurricane Katrina, now calls Oakley home. tion and was hired two days later. “We hit it off right away,” Lohr said. “Our last chef had just left, so to find someone with 36 years of experience was phenomenal. Le’Roy is truly a godsend. People call me all the time to tell me how much they love the new chef. I couldn’t be happier with my deci-

sion (to hire Crump).” The joy is mutual. Crump is thankful Lohr was willing to take a risk on a guy he’d just met, trusting the Tailgaters kitchen to a stranger. But Lohr said hiring Crump was a see Cajun page 8A


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When pangs for fangs go over the top Every summer, as hiking trails and toothy reptiles bake in the convection-free oven known as East County, I’m struck by the number of folks singing the following tune: “Oh, I’d like to go hiking, but hey, there are rattlesnakes are out there. I’ll take a pass.” TAKE IT While no one can be blamed for UTSIDE spurning the opportunity to get snakebit, my experience with rattlers cuts the other way. My problem with rattlesnakes: they slither away before I can get a good GER snapshot. ERICKSON Trust me, rattlesnake bites come in only two flavors: carelessness or foolhardiness. The careless hiker thinks “Ah, that looks like a comfortable boulder … with some sort of, hmmm, squiggly thing on it” and proceeds to take a seat right beside Mr. Rattler. The foolhardy hiker thinks, “I’d like to get a tight photo of Mr. Rattler. I wonder how close he’ll let me get.” Popular mythology puts the Northern Pacific rattlesnake on the ornery quotient somewhere between James Carville and Attila the Hun. The reality is more prosaic. Sure, the rattler wields intimidating incisors, but it’ll use them on a human only if it senses a threat and only at close range. The overriding principles in

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A gopher snake throws a hissy fit in response to a photo-op at the Los Vaqueros Watershed. Hikers and campers who take it upon themselves to kill rattlesnakes (an illegal activity) sometimes mistake the non-venomous gopher snake for the rattler. scenic splendor. When rock climbing, dealing with a rattlesnake: be aware and don’t grab a handhold till you’re certain remain calm. And by all means, do not what’s up there. And watch where you sit. attempt to pet it. First you need to spot the critter and You might have company. Chances are you’ll run across a identify it as a rattler. A rattler’s cunning different slithering creature out on the camouflage makes it hard to spot even at close range. As you round a bend or crest trail, a creature that’s paid a heavy price for its resemblance to the rattler: the a hill, make a visual sweep of the trail non-venomous gopher snake. The key ahead before diverting your attention to

to distinguishing it from the rattler lies in the head and tail. The rattlesnake’s head is a large, triangular wedge, and its tail ends in the rattle. The gopher snake’s head is smaller, more rounded, and its tail is pointed. One of the gopher snake’s stratagems for warding off large creatures is to impersonate a rattlesnake. When a gopher snake feels cornered, it’ll hiss, flatten its head and shake its tail in the grass like a maraca player in a rumba band. It’s a clever but sometimes counterproductive adaptation. When the large creature in question is a human bent on killing a rattler, the gopher snake can be its own worst enemy. Should you find a snake commandeering your picnic area or campsite, keep your cool and get the creature’s ID. If it’s a rattlesnake, don’t chase it off. It might return. And don’t try to kill it. You’re putting yourself in danger – and breaking the law. Notify park staffers; they have the expertise to remove it. Let’s say you get unlucky and run afoul of the fangs. Again, don’t panic; call 911. If you’re in a cell phone dead zone, send someone for help and sit down, keeping the bitten area below heart level. If you’re on a solo hike, you should walk – not run – back to civilization. The puncture marks of a rattlesnake bite will feel like they’re burning. see Outside page 7A

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Cajun from page 4A no-brainer: “I have a good way of reading people, and I liked him from the start. Tailgaters is kind of in a transition right now. I’m always looking to improve the business, and I had been wanting to take a new look at the menu to see what items should be replaced because they just aren’t selling. And Le’Roy has some really good ideas. Some of the Cajun dishes he’s introduced will be incorporated into the new menu for sure. And his awardwinning gumbo will be offered daily.” Crump has been testing the waters with Tailgaters’ customers, and so far the customers have been pleased. He’s been whipping up small batches of his classic Cajun cuisine to try it out on the Tailgaters crowd, and he often sells out. “It’s good and bad that we sell out each night,” Crump explained. “It’s bad because it might give the impression that we don’t have enough food to go around, but it’s good because a lot of people are trying the food and they seem to really like it. Now that I’m getting a better feel for the Tailgater crowd, I will adjust the amount I make so that there is plenty for everyone.” Tailgaters offers three daily Cajun specials: a soup, a seafood meal and a non-seafood meal. So far, Crump has served up such dishes as fried catfish, jambalaya, blackened chicken, alligator bites and crab cakes. Crump said he’s aware that a lot of people share a common misconception about Cajun cuisine, assuming that the meals are spicy hot, but crump said Cajun cooking is all about spice – not the hot. In fact, the New Orleans “Cajun Trinity” consists of pepper, celery and

Chef Le’Roy Crump checks in with customer Kenny Smith of Brentwood to make sure he’s enjoying the jambalaya and crab cakes. Crump, the new executive chef at Tailgaters, enjoys shooting the breeze with his customers to make sure they’re satisfied.

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onion, with an occasion appearance by Trinity cousin garlic. Otherwise, Cajun food is an art form of blending just the right herbs and spices to create an intoxicating flavor that keeps you begging for more. One of Crump’s happiest discoveries is that people in California enjoy a variety of foods. “When you think of Californians, you assume they are very health conscious vegans and vegetarians, but I’ve come to find that the people here are meat-and-potato people – my kind of people. “People are a little hesitant to try Cajun food because of the misconceptions or the thought of eating alligator, but once they try

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it, they come to realize that there is more to eating out than burgers and steaks. There is a world of flavors to explore, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share these meals with the Bay Area, especially nice communities such as Brentwood and Oakley.” If you’re new to Cajun food, Crump suggests blackened chicken/steak/fish. “It’s blackened because of the seasonings. I’m not about to serve you burnt food. It’s the blend of seasons that gives the meat a darkened color, and it is a wonderful way to introduce your palate to this type of food.” To make sure his food is the best it can be, Crump samples every dish before it goes

out. If he makes a few gallons of gumbo, he taste tests it, and if he’s satisfied, he asks two other people to offer their opinion to make sure it’s just right. “I have to give a lot of credit to the kitchen staff and the wait staff,” Crump said. “This is such a great group of people to work with. It’s great to collaborate with them and try out new ideas with the kitchen manager. When I was hired on, Bill shook my hand and said ‘welcome to the family,’ and this place feels like home. I’m glad to be a part of the Tailgaters family.” Crump said he’s fallen in love with East County. The area reminds him of growing up in Ponchatoula, La., where he learned to cook by watching his mother and grandmother bustle around the kitchen. He was serving five-course meals by the time he was 12, but he never thought he’d be sharing his skills in California. “In the past five years, I’ve been through a lot of transitions, but coming to Oakley and Brentwood has been the happiest of them all. I love living in Oakley. The people are so friendly here. I’ve never seen so many friendly people. People offer such great hospitality here that it reminds me of New Orleans. You walk down the street and people smile and say ‘hello.’ It’s been a wonderful experience, and I look forward to being here for many years to come.” To sample Crump’s cooking, visit Tailgaters, located at 8065 Brentwood Blvd., or contact Crump about catering opportunities by calling him at 925-864-9247 or messaging him at chefleroy60@yahoo.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

VA Financing On my recent – and first – trip to San Diego I learned a lot about the city itself and the history it holds… Once dubbed a “Navy town” San Diego is now the second largest city in California with approximately one fourth of its total employment coming by way of the military. Service jobs are a plenty as nearly one third of the entire U.S. Naval Pacific Fleet is home ported in San Diego Bay, and, even more importantly, the city itself is proud of the men and women who serve their country. A prime example of this fact is the USS Midway; the longest serving carrier in the U.S. Navy which now continues its service as an interactive museum, tribute and education center. Not only that but San Diego also plays host to the yearly MCAS Miramar Air Show, the largest air show in the country! Being so heavily intertwined with the military, simple cause and effect would only rationalize the heavy use of VA financing for home purchases in the San Diego area. This is in fact the case and after speaking with a local lender, Mrs. Karen Bates who is the owner and founder of Military Home Programs, Inc. and in fact served eight years in the military herself as an Air Traffic Controller, I once again became excited about VA loans. According to Mrs. Bates, “The

beauty of it is, VA has been doing zero down purchases for eligible buyers since 1944…it is exciting to help our military families fulfill their dreams of owning a home.” Unfortunately, based on the many bank owned and short-sale transactions in the Brentwood area VA financing has more or less been put on the back burner. Banks do not like to accept VA offers as many lenders have never touched a VA loan which makes deals sink faster than...I’ll let you finish your own Navy analogy. As a potential veteran buyer however – assuming you find the right lender – VA loans are one of the biggest benefits out there for you; there is no down-payment required and no mortgage insurance to pay. You’ll receive true 100% financing (again without having to pay any mortgage insurance) and the seller is required by law to credit you for closing costs! A somewhat forgotten about option that is truly beneficial to any would be veteran purchasers; I truly hope to see more VA purchases come across my desk again sooner than later. As always, I welcome all questions and/or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 925-726-1444, or via e-mail, tfreymortgages@yahoo. com. – Advertisement

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Popular superintendent leaving Byron by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Byron Union School District (BUSD) Superintendent Eric Prater has accepted a position as superintendent of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District, effective Aug. 1. Ken Jacopetti, assistant superintendent of student services, will replace Prater as BUSD superintendent. “During the course of my career I have always accepted challenges that were placed in front of me regardless of the size and/or scope,” said Prater in an open letter to the community. “During late spring of 2010, I was contacted by a search firm inquiring about my interest to take the helm of a larger school district on the Central Coast … Through a brief and intense process I was selected as the new leader of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District.” BUSD Board President Jill Sprenkel said that while the district board and school community are sorry to lose the

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charismatic and popular Prater, she admitted his departure is not a total surprise. “We knew when we hired Eric that he was special,” said Sprenkel. “Did we want to keep him here for the next 20 years? Of course. Did we think we would? Of course not. We as a district have grown in leaps and bounds since Eric came on board and we are

stronger for what he has taught us – and we are stronger for what he leaves us with.” For his part, Prater leaves the small Byron district of three schools and two pre-K programs for the larger coastal district of more than 7,000 pre-K-12 students and 15 schools. Prater said knowing that he has the support of the Byron school board and the

leadership of Jacopetti to follow has made his decision easier. “In many ways, this has turned out to be a good thing for the district,” said Prater. “It is so important to me that I leave well and arrive well, and I can do that knowing that Ken is in place and a plan is in motion. It allows me to leave with a little fuller heart.” The soft-spoken Jacopetti looks forward to the challenges ahead. “I am very excited about the new position,” said Jacopetti. “I imagine there will be a bit of a learning curve, but I am familiar with the district and the staff and the families, and they know me. I believe it will help to ease the transition.” While in Byron, Prater expanded technology throughout the district campuses, implemented before-and-after school care programs and oversaw an increase of API scores by 25 points in three years. Prior to his tenure in Byron, Prater served as principal of Edna Hill Middle School in Brentwood, helping it become a California Distinguished School. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Freedom stars on MTV by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

“Sure, I have a nice house; I have nice clothes. But if you really knew me, you’d know that I don’t want any of that stuff, and it wasn’t until my family moved into that nice house that we grew apart.” This candid confession from Freedom High School graduate Leikin Poppino airs several times per day on MTV, previewing the new reality series “If You Really Knew Me,” a behind-the-scenes look at how students react when they start to shed their campus personas and start talking about who they really are. The show’s debut episode, which airs Tuesday, July 20 at 11 p.m., spotlights Freedom High School and the school’s Challenge Day event held last August. Poppino, who was a senior at the time of filming, is one of five students profiled in the Freedom episode. Future episodes will feature other high schools from around the country. “‘If You Really Knew Me’ is an incredibly authentic and compelling docu-series that takes us on a 24-hour journey through a high school’s social transformation,” said MTV President of Programming Tony DiSanto. “It shows us what happens when kids from various cliques decide to break down the walls that divide them and commit to change.” Principal Erik Faulkner said Freedom has hosted Challenge Day, a nationwide program designed to inspire students to put aside their differences and treat each other with kindness and respect, for more than 10 years, and he fully supports the program. So when Challenge Day organizers approached him about featuring Freedom in the new series, he knew the experience could make a positive impact on the student body. “(Challenge Day) seemed to bring a wide variety of students together,” Faulker said. “Students could see more of their similarities

rather than their differences. Barriers were reduced and broken. In fact, after the day, many students pledged to seek out a wider variety of students, encourage other students to be helpful and compassionate to one another, and bring about positive change.” The impact of Challenge Day was so well received by the student body last year that students formed a Be the Change Club to keep the lessons of Challenge Day fresh in the minds of students throughout the year. Faulkner said the students were still promoting the Challenge Day message on the last day of school, and he expects the Be the Change Club to exert a presence when classes resume on July 26. Freedom Leadership Advisor Dana Johnston, who is excited about the show, agreed that the student body took the messages of Challenge Day to heart. The Freshmen Leadership-in-Training students created Freedom For Change, a program where leadership students conduct similar Challenge Day activities in classrooms to keep the topic alive on campus. “‘If You Really Knew Me’ illuminates the power and strength that young people have when they share and connect in a vulnerable and authentic way,” said Challenge Day Chief Executive Officer Jaime Polson. For Freedom High School, Challenge Day has left a lasting impression, according to Faulkner. He sees more students opening up and interacting with students they didn’t associate with prior to Challenge Day. The school has also experienced a decline in disciplinary actions, and Faulkner believes Challenge Day plays a big part in that. “I do think our school has cliques, like most every other school,” said Faulkner. “However, I see our students willing to challenge themselves and the status quo for the better.” To view the trailer of MTV’s “If You Really Knew Me,” visit www.mtv.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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“(It’s) nice to come back to the CornFest because it’s really the epitome of what Brentwood is,” said Dominesse Gajudo, a 2009 graduate of Heritage High School. “(Brentwood) is changing, but it’s good to see we are able to keep up with that change.” Another holdover from previous years was the awe-inspiring fireworks show on Friday. As in years past, officials were forced to restrict entry when conditions became too crowded. In addition to the thousands inside the festival, many thousands more lined local streets to enjoy the show provided by Pyro Spectacular and sponsored by the City of Brentwood. “I really liked how they choreographed it with the music,” said Jeannene Kimmel, one of those who made it inside. “I think that was a nice touch. We were standing close to the stage so we were right there for the

4 fireworks.” The CornFest’s temporary takeover of First Street brought several stores inside the CornFest boundaries for the first time, and that was just fine with frozen yogurt purveyor Dan Jolivette of Scrumdillyumptious. “This definitely helps the small businesses located downtown,” he said. But while the small-business owners reaped their own rewards, the ones who ultimately benefited from Brentwood’s 2010 CornFest were the attendees themselves. They enjoyed

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performances by ACDShe and Biernacki & the Illusion, as well as local artists Jessica Caylyn Band. Brentwood Idol winner Tim Rios was there to sing the National Anthem as a lead-in to the Stars of America Tour featuring a trio of American Idol contestants. Festival-goers browsed hundreds of merchant booths, noshed hot links and garlic fries and sweet corn ice cream, and sheltered beneath brightly colored paper parasols as they strolled about. For many, the biggest attraction was a chance to spend

8 some quality time with friends and family. “I really feel that the community of Brentwood was successful in its aims,” said a smiling John Vasquez. “This has brought everyone together. I’m enjoying myself, and I’ll be back next year.” Mel Portue, one of the hundreds of volunteers whose organization receives much of its funding by working the CornFest, believes the event is successful because of the pervasive allfor-one attitude. “The community reminds us that everyone is together in keeping our town alive,” he said. “Everyone in the city of Brentwood is trying to get together to better our town. (The CornFest) is like a watering hole in the desert. It happens once a year, and honestly, it should happen more often.” – Story by Rick Lemyre and Chae Heuer

9 1. Allison Taylor, 9, from San Jose, learned how to walk on water in the Euro Bubble at the Kids Corner play area. 2. Daniel Camacho from Vacaville discovered there isn’t much elbow room when you climb into an IZOD Indy car. 3. This little one’s got the right idea as she makes her way through the sunny CornFest crowd in her chauffeur-powered sporty convertible. 4. Cutie Sucelli Ramirez, 5, flies high in one the carnival’s airplane rides. 5. Popular rockers Biernacki and the Illusion perform their own musical magic at the CornFest Friday night. 6. Fo Tuang with the California Barbeque Company out of San Jose grills up some delectable dogs, chicken and ribs. 7. Chelsea Walsh and Tiffany Montana make their way into the CornFest as the crowd behind them grows. 8. Congressman Jerry McNerney opens the CornFest, getting some help with a stubborn ribbon from Mayor Bob Taylor, left, Councilman Chris Becnel and Chamber of Commerce President Shayne Cutino. 9. CornFest’s famous fireworks show lights up the Brentwood sky Friday night. All photos by Richard Wisdom except number 3, which is by Stacey Chance

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“(It’s) nice to come back to the CornFest because it’s really the epitome of what Brentwood is,” said Dominesse Gajudo, a 2009 graduate of Heritage High School. “(Brentwood) is changing, but it’s good to see we are able to keep up with that change.” Another holdover from previous years was the awe-inspiring fireworks show on Friday. As in years past, officials were forced to restrict entry when conditions became too crowded. In addition to the thousands inside the festival, many thousands more lined local streets to enjoy the show provided by Pyro Spectacular and sponsored by the City of Brentwood. “I really liked how they choreographed it with the music,” said Jeannene Kimmel, one of those who made it inside. “I think that was a nice touch. We were standing close to the stage so we were right there for the

4 fireworks.” The CornFest’s temporary takeover of First Street brought several stores inside the CornFest boundaries for the first time, and that was just fine with frozen yogurt purveyor Dan Jolivette of Scrumdillyumptious. “This definitely helps the small businesses located downtown,” he said. But while the small-business owners reaped their own rewards, the ones who ultimately benefited from Brentwood’s 2010 CornFest were the attendees themselves. They enjoyed

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performances by ACDShe and Biernacki & the Illusion, as well as local artists Jessica Caylyn Band. Brentwood Idol winner Tim Rios was there to sing the National Anthem as a lead-in to the Stars of America Tour featuring a trio of American Idol contestants. Festival-goers browsed hundreds of merchant booths, noshed hot links and garlic fries and sweet corn ice cream, and sheltered beneath brightly colored paper parasols as they strolled about. For many, the biggest attraction was a chance to spend

8 some quality time with friends and family. “I really feel that the community of Brentwood was successful in its aims,” said a smiling John Vasquez. “This has brought everyone together. I’m enjoying myself, and I’ll be back next year.” Mel Portue, one of the hundreds of volunteers whose organization receives much of its funding by working the CornFest, believes the event is successful because of the pervasive allfor-one attitude. “The community reminds us that everyone is together in keeping our town alive,” he said. “Everyone in the city of Brentwood is trying to get together to better our town. (The CornFest) is like a watering hole in the desert. It happens once a year, and honestly, it should happen more often.” – Story by Rick Lemyre and Chae Heuer

9 1. Allison Taylor, 9, from San Jose, learned how to walk on water in the Euro Bubble at the Kids Corner play area. 2. Daniel Camacho from Vacaville discovered there isn’t much elbow room when you climb into an IZOD Indy car. 3. This little one’s got the right idea as she makes her way through the sunny CornFest crowd in her chauffeur-powered sporty convertible. 4. Cutie Sucelli Ramirez, 5, flies high in one the carnival’s airplane rides. 5. Popular rockers Biernacki and the Illusion perform their own musical magic at the CornFest Friday night. 6. Fo Tuang with the California Barbeque Company out of San Jose grills up some delectable dogs, chicken and ribs. 7. Chelsea Walsh and Tiffany Montana make their way into the CornFest as the crowd behind them grows. 8. Congressman Jerry McNerney opens the CornFest, getting some help with a stubborn ribbon from Mayor Bob Taylor, left, Councilman Chris Becnel and Chamber of Commerce President Shayne Cutino. 9. CornFest’s famous fireworks show lights up the Brentwood sky Friday night. All photos by Richard Wisdom except number 3, which is by Stacey Chance

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Marion Smith of Brentwood and her horse Colby will compete at the California State Fair next week in the County Fair Best of Show Youth Horse Show.

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4-H competitors prepare for state show by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Kate Tarango is counting down the days until she and her horse Cookie, otherwise known as Tea By Invitation, get to take center stage at this year’s California State Fair. But the Delta Diablo 4-H member admits that although it’s her fourth year at the show, she’s feeling the pressure. “I’m nervous about the competition,

but it’s a good nervous,” Tarango said. “I’m more excited than anything. Each year is a different experience, and I can’t wait to compete with Cookie again.” Marion Smith, a fellow member of Delta Diablo 4-H, will also be competing at next week’s County Fair Best of Show Youth Horse Show. “The state competition is a huge horse show,” Smith said. “You’ve see Fair page 20A


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Shame on Antioch council Editor: The citizens of Antioch deserve better. The city council last night voted 5-0 to put a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot. Many people spoke against it, including businesses, but council members didn’t listen; they simply do not care for any other opinion. They didn’t even consider a parcel tax that was brought forward by citizens of the community. This committee consisted of about 25 of the most actively concerned people of Antioch. The parcel tax was to have been confined to supporting the police department and no other services. The committee had worked for four months on this proposal. It was obvious council members had decided ahead of time what they wanted. They said very few citizens contacted them about the tax. Well, there was no inkling this would be on the agenda until the posting of the agenda on July 9 and a small article in two newspapers whose circulation in Antioch is very limited. The Antioch Police Department, employees of the city and citizens of Antioch deserve better. This is as bad as this council has ever looked – all of them. Shame on you. Martin Fernandez Antioch

City Council not in charge Editor: I asked this question some six years ago and never found the answer. Since then I have found out who is not the boss. The Antioch City Council is not the boss. Councilman Kalinowski summed it up in a council meeting by telling us that they are there to yes or no the city manager. Some eight or nine years ago,

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council members did not agendize the pay increase for the retiring city attorney. But they passed it 5 to 0. Last fall, they did not agendize the payment of benefits to police trainees. We had no trainees in school, but council was told that was the way we have always done it. In this past council meeting, they passed the half-cent sales tax. As somebody pointed out, the savings in my property tax will offset the halfcent increase, but I would pay even more if the council took over the running of the city. There are two or three positions that eat up about $200,000 of our budget that we can’t afford. It’s time to bite the bullet and make the big jump to self-government. Bob Oliver Antioch

Make survey public Editor: On a unanimous 5-0 vote this past Tuesday night, the Antioch City Council placed an eight-year, half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. This is on top of votes to increase our water, sewer and garbage rates this year. While the City Council says it’s for police and potholes, the funds will go into the General Fund and can be spent on whatever the council chooses. But that’s not the worst part. Council members said they based their decision to support the ballot measure on a secret survey that cost $20,000 and was paid for by some businesses, including the city’s garbage collector, Allied Waste. Worse, yet, they not only hadn’t seen the questions included in the survey; they hadn’t even seen the results before they voted. They only heard the results from the city manager. Plus, they wouldn’t share the survey or the results with the public prior to their vote, even after numerous requests. Have they forgotten whose government it is, whose money it is they’re spending and who they were elected to serve? Remember “we the people”? The council has no right to act in secret on something they have no legal right to keep private. State law allows only for personnel and real estate matters be dealt with privately. Fortunately, the vote must be finalized at the July 27 meeting. I asked the mayor to release the survey and the results, to which he said “OK.” Hopefully that happens before then. Allen Payton Antioch

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Editor: Brentwood CornFest: I was there on July 10-11 with my relatives, and while browsing around each booth, I noticed there were a lot of disabled people there having a hard time walking around the area. There weren’t enough chairs with umbrellas, no tents with chairs and water mist machines, no scooters to rent for those who are disabled, and last but not least, fun water rides or slides for family fun. I saw a lot of loyal Brentwood residents excited to be there meeting people and being with family and friends. Let’s make it more fun and safer for all by having these ideas put to use for next year. I bet you will make a lot of money for Brentwood! Linda Mariscal Brentwood

Above and beyond Editor: I received such great service from the battalion chief, Brian Helmick, in Brentwood. I am just an ordinary citizen who is currently having problems with my homeowners association with regard to the safety of parking cars on both sides of very narrow streets. With all the recent budget cuts and the stress the fire department is going through, this man found the time to inspect my development, make an assessment and write a letter to my homeowners association with a recommendation. Please support our fire department and know how very important they are to all of us. Sherry Vennes Brentwood

Country-eastern dissonance Editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Brentwood CornFest over the weekend and as usual, the promoters, their assistants and all those who helped put the CornFest together did a great job. It was fun to walk through all the vendors’ displays, listen to great music, enjoy a cold beer

and visit with friends who were enjoying the day as well. As we made our way through the crowd, we happened to walk past the live remote broadcast from KAT Country radio. That is where I noticed something that, to me, seemed totally out of place at a country western radio display. Now, before I get into what it was that caught my attention, let me say this. I have always equated country music with baseball, mom’s apple pie, hot dogs and the American way of life. Most country stars that I have seen walk, talk and preach America, and many of them use the red, white and blue as a backdrop for their stage shows. OK, I’m sure you’re wondering by now just what the heck it was that made me write this letter to the editor. As my wife and I made our way past the KAT Country booth, we both noticed at the same time a brand-new Toyota pickup truck proudly lettered with the KAT Country logo and radio call signs. I know, I know – someone is going to write in that Toyotas are built in America, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is this: Toyota’s aren’t built in America; they are merely assembled here. When a Toyota is sold in America, the profit goes back to Japan. None of it stays in this country. Most of Toyota’s American plants are located in right-to-work states and don’t employ union workers. Next, someone else will write in and say that American manufacturers also build cars in countries like Mexico. That part is true. However, the big difference is this: American manufacturers own those plants and the profit from the sale of vehicles built in countries like Mexico stays right here in America. KAT Country has the right to buy any truck it chooses. However, I believe it should park it down the street, not next to a booth where music that promotes the American way of life is being played. Of course, that’s just my opinion; yours may differ. Mark Simon Discovery Bay

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD July 2, 5:13 p.m. An unidentified person sold fraudulent Disneyland passes to a resident of Breton Drive. July 3, 4:27 p.m. A subject charged with starting a fire on Birch Street was arrested and released to his parents on a Juvenile Affidavit. July 3, 5:01 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject driving under the influence of alcohol had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 3, 7 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject who had failed to pay her bill at a local hotel was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a controlled-substance pipe. Her associate was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 3, 8:10 p.m. A subject stole a vacuum from a business on Lone Tree Way. He was arrested and released on Notice To Appear. July 4, 12:03 a.m. On La Costa Drive, a subject charged with public intoxication resisted arrest and head-butted an officer while being taken into custody. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 4, 12:42 a.m. On John Muir Parkway at Balfour Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have a warrant for his arrest in San Francisco County. July 4, 7:30 a.m. An unidentified person threw a 3-foot lighthouse onto a vehicle parked on Somersby Drive, shattering the windshield. July 4, 8:34 a.m. An unidentified person placed a running water hose in an unlocked vehicle parked on Exeter Drive. July 4, 1:53 p.m. An unidentified person broke the sliding glass door of a residence on Blue Ridge Avenue. July 4, 10:40 p.m. A resident of Sand Creek Road called to report a domestic dispute and court-order violation. Upon arrival, officers could not locate the reporting party, who did not return officers’ phone calls. The accused party denied the allegations. July 5, 8:20 a.m. On Sand Creek Road, an unidentified person stole a green and purple

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LOGS 15x15 Incredible Hulk bounce house. July 5, 12:12 p.m. Residents of Paprika Drive reported that a subject stole several of their personal belongings when he moved out of their house. July 5, 12:39 p.m. A resident of Las Flores Drive experienced difficulty breathing while swimming due to swallowing a large amount of water. He was taken to a nearby hospital for examination. July 5, 2:13 p.m. A driver struck a concrete post prior to entering a gated community Business Center Drive. The vehicle sustained minor front-end damage. No damage was done to the post. July 5, 4:11 p.m. Three subjects stole a pair of shoes from a business on Lone Tree Way. They were located, placed under citizen’s arrest and released on Juvenile Affidavits. July 5, 6:27 p.m. On Birch Street, two unidentified subjects attempted to steal another subject’s cellular phone. One of the subjects punched the victim in the head, causing a bruise. July 6, 12:07 a.m. An unidentified person cut the copper wire of streetlights on American Avenue at Balfour Road. July 6, 9:53 a.m. At a business on Second Street, a subject using fraudulent identification submitted a forged prescription for Norco and Soma. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 6, 3 p.m. An unidentified person stole checks from a resident of Dainty Avenue and cashed them. July 6, 5:11 p.m. An unidentified person charged $100 on the credit card of a resident of Oxford Lane. July 6, 6:28 p.m. A subject placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting at a business on Lone Tree Way was found to have a prior conviction for theft. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 6, 7:58 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, a subject contacted during a loitering complaint was found in possession of a concealed dagger. Another subject was found to be intoxicated. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 6, 10:45 p.m. An unidentified person jumped the fence of a residence on Canyonwood Court and turned on a hot tub. To view the Brentwood Police Depart-

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a spouse occurred on the 4300 block of Mehaffey Way. June 30 – A business on the 2100 block of Main Street was burglarized. June 30 – Shoplifting occurred at a business on the 2500 block of Main Street. June 30 – On the 2500 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. July 1 – Arrest warrants were served on Main Street at Neroly Road and on East Cypress Road at Main Street. July 1 – Credit card fraud was reported from the 100 block of Montevino Court. July 1 – Malicious phone calls were made to a resident of the 5000 block of Gaspar Court. July 2 – On the 2500 block of Main Street a subject was charged with possession of an unlawful weapon. July 2 – On Kelsey Lane at Oakley Road, on Empire Avenue at Main Street and on Empire Avenue at Oakley Road, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. July 2 – Grand theft of a bicycle occurred on the 1500 block of Port Way. July 3 – On O’Hara Avenue at West Ruby Avenue, a subject was arrested for selling dangerous drugs. July 3 – A subject was found to be under the influence of drugs on the 5000 block of Neroly Road. July 3 – A vehicle was towed from Saddleback Drive at Shady Oak Drive. July 3 – On Main Street at Malicoat Avenue and on Brownstone Road at O’Hara Avenue, subjects were arrested for DUI. July 3 – On Live Oak Avenue at Oakley Road, a subject was arrested for evading police. July 3 – A residence on the 4500 block of Tokay Drive was burglarized. July 3 – Grand theft from a building occurred on the 1300 block of Yosemite Circle. July 3 – Petty theft of vehicle parts was reported on the 2300 block of El Monte Drive. July 3 – On the 5300 block of Lakespring Drive, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. July 4 – A vehicle was stolen from the 4800 block of Mallard Court.

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Local residents and businesses are banding together to raise $48,000 to save freshman sports at Liberty, Freedom and Heritage high schools in the Liberty Union High School District. Merchants listed here have agreed to donate a portion of their sales or have provided other special incentives to help reach the goal. The deadline for raising the money is Aug. 1. If you’d like to donate, go to http://educationwins.org. To become a participating business, call Jeff Kurtz at 925-207-3331.

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A Willy big push to save freshman sports As the end of the summer approaches, so does the push to save high school freshman sports programs in the Liberty Union High School District. Our community has been given an opportunity to help prevent the elimination of freshman sports programs at Liberty, Heritage and Freedom high schools due to budget cuts. By Aug. 1, a total of $48,000 must be raised to keep the programs running through the 2010-11 school year. Willy’s Bagels and Blends, with the help of the community, is committed to raising $5,000 toward the freshman sports

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Fair from page 14A got the best of the best from each county, so the competition is a lot tougher. More is asked of you and your horse, so you need to be on your A-game. We practice at local shows in the area to help prepare, and we work with the horses each day to keep them at competition caliber.” Oakley resident Smith, 18, a recent graduate of Liberty High School, has been involved in 4-H for eight years. She got into the program after encouragement from her mother – and fell in love with it. Not only does she enjoy working with horses; she enjoys the special link between 4-H members, which she and Tarango agree is one of the best things about 4-H. “You really form a bond with your fellow members because you know what it takes to be a part of the organization,” Smith said. “We all share a love for animals, and we can appreciate and respect each other’s effort because we understand the time and commitment it takes to be an active 4-H member.” To make sure she was ready for the Contra Costa County show in June, Smith decided to pass on attending her graduation night celebration at Liberty so she could prepare Colby, whose show name is Smokin in the Ritz, for the competition the next morning. She elected to participate in the graduation ceremony itself, but sacrifices must be made when showing your horse in competitions. Tarango, 12, an eighth-grader at Edna Hill Middle School, said she’s glad the state fair was moved to July from its traditional August date so she won’t miss school: “I’m

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glad the competition is in July for a change. I hate having to miss class to compete, but my teachers are normally really understanding. They always ask me how I did at the show because either they used to be in 4-H or their kids are in 4-H.” While not all competitors at the state level are 4-H members, the competition remains friendly. “Of course everyone is there to compete, but it’s a friendly competition,” Tarango said. “Everyone is really encouraging. In the end it’s up to the judges, so we just like to go out there and have a good time. For me, I want to have the best ride with my animal, and if the judges like it, that’s even better. But to me, a good ride is a win whether I end up with a ribbon or not.” Smith agreed: “It’s not about winning or losing; it’s about having fun. When you compete as a member of 4-H, placing in the competition isn’t as important as going out there and knowing that you tried your best.” Other East County competitors in the state horse show on July 22 include Rylie Baptista, Karli Blach, Hailey Call, Kelsey Collins, Samantha Henderson, Savanna Henderson, Karlee Parsons, Jessica Samuel, Victoria Samuel and Tristan Seibold. 4-H members compete in a variety of shows at the state fair, including competitions for poultry, livestock and small animals, as well as art and design, where contestants show off their quilts, photography, wooden models and paintings. For a full schedule of California State Fair events, visit www.bigfun.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Pittsburg move could delay projects by Dave Roberts

Pittsburg officials have decided to stop contributing to regional road projects because of a lack of funding for its priorities, including extension of James Donlon Boulevard west to Kirker Pass Road. ies in East County have been very successful known as the Buchanan Bypass, the James by having a collaborative process where every- Donlon extension would help alleviate conone was really working together and speaking gestion on Buchanan Road and Highway 4 with one voice on a lot of the transportation during commute hours. ECCRFFA and Pittsburg officials appriorities and funding. That’s always been a strength of East County in being successful in peared close to reaching a compromise in securing funding. To me it’s disappointing in which half of Pittsburg’s ECCRFFA fees up realizing that that ongoing collaboration and to $27.2 million would go for the James Donlon extension and the other half of Pittsburg’s partnership is no longer going to be there.” East County, working as a united entity, fees up to $6 million would go for eBART, inhas secured about $1.5 billion from a variety cluding construction of a station at Railroad of transportation funding sources to pay for Avenue. After that $33.2 million was paid the Highway 4 widening, eBART and Bypass out, Pittsburg’s fees would go for other ECprojects, making it one of the leaders – if not CRFFA projects. But an impasse was reached the leader – in the Bay Area in transportation when Pittsburg asked that $10.1 million of its fees go for eBART, which ECCRFFA rejectfunding and improvements in recent years. However, Pittsburg officials have been ed, according to Dennis. “We gave it the good college try,” said miffed that little money has been left over for a project directly benefiting Pittsburg residents: Taylor. “They seemed to think they could get the extension of James Donlon Boulevard better government issues and money doing it from Antioch to Kirker Pass Road. Formerly their way. I wish them well in their endeavors.

We still have our list of projects that we will proceed on. They will have to fund their own projects.” Asked about the possibility of Pittsburg’s funding pullout delaying East County transportation projects, Taylor said, “That still remains to be seen. We are still there as a unit. Obviously, it will take some money out of our coffers. We will be working closely with CCTA (Contra Costa Transportation Authority) and MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission) to substantiate our funding. We have to continue with our projects. We have to maintain and protect our interests.” Although Pittsburg has pulled out of the main funding agency for East County transportation projects, it retains a seat and a vote on Transplan, the East County transportation agency that determines how ECCRFFA fees and other transportation monies are spent. “I think it is going to be a little bit awkward or strange,” said Dennis. “It really needs to be sorted out. That’s the process going forward to try to figure out how that really works. At this point it’s still somewhat of a work in progress.” The July 7 letter to ECCRFFA from Pittsburg City Manager Marc Grisham officially announcing the city’s withdrawal does not specify the reasons for doing so. But it does state that Pittsburg “remains committed to regional transportation project development in East County, and will continue to work with ECCRFFA and with other regional partners to develop regional solutions to East County’s transportation issues.” The ECCRFFA withdrawal resolution passed by the Pittsburg City Council on July 6 cites as the main reason for the withdrawal the lack of funding for the Buchanan Bypass, which the original ECCRFFA agreement stated would “be given first priority in construction from funds available through the Authority.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

ers, Inc., based in Sacramento, for the design and construction of Station 93, which will be relocated from Second Street to La Viña Way. The relocation is a joint effort between the city, the fire district, Contra Costa County and the Oakley Redevelopment Agency. The project is expected to cost $3.2 million. BART Board Director Joel Keller also made a presentation informing the public about a pilot program BART has begun that provides $50 BART passes to members of the military on leave from Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. To qualify, military personnel must provide a military ID as well as their request and authority for leave document.

“The BART board is very interested in making sure these young people, who are doing a heck of a lot more for us than we are doing for them, get the full benefit of this program,” Keller told the council. Those on military leave interested in taking part in the program may contact Keller at 510-464-6095 for further information. The council also took time out of its busy agenda to honor Oakley resident Kristen Cravens, who participated in the Major League Baseball Hit, Pitch and Run Competition’s girls division for 9- and 10year-olds. Kristen was the only player from East County – as well as the only girl from all of Contra Costa County – to place first in final competition.

Mark Foley, Kristen’s coach on the Delta Baseball League’s Bats Team, also offered his congratulations to Kristen for her effort. “She is an outstanding young lady, a wonderful player – someone who’s always at practice and a positive influence on the team. She’s always there with a smile. Always ready to try hard. Always ready to get dirty if it means sliding, diving – whatever it takes – but more than that, she’s always there for her teammates.” Kristen accepted her proclamation but was too shy to share her thoughts with the crowd. The next Oakley City Council meeting is scheduled for Aug. 10. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

located in Southern California, and officers identified McDonald by his Utah license plates. Maguire said McDonald was in California visiting family, and after locating the car and boat, authorities were able to link McDonald to the accident. Bail was set in the amount of $260,000, and Cope said he believes McDonald paid the bail shortly after he was booked. Since McDonald resides in another state, he was required to surrender his passport and waive potential extradition. His next court appear-

ance is scheduled for Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg Courthouse. McDonald could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all counts, according to Cope. Maguire said the CHP is still in search of witnesses and those who can shed more light on the case, such as identifying anyone who might have helped McDonald elude apprehension. Those with additional information should call 800-TELL-CHP or the Contra Costa Field Office at 925-646-4980. Oakley Vice Mayor and State Route 4

Bypass Authority Chairman Jim Frazier announced at Tuesday’s Oakley City Council meeting that stepped-up law enforcement to patrol the Bypass, provoked by the June 15 accident, has led to the issuing of approximately 150 traffic tickets in the past week and a half. One driver was even clocked at 100 miles per hour. Frazier said he has asked State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier to consider designating the Bypass as a double-fine zone to encourage safe driving. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Staff Writer The widening of Highway 4, construction of an eBART line to Antioch and further improvements to the Highway 4 Bypass could be delayed due to Pittsburg officials’ decision last week to withdraw from an East County transportation funding agency. “I’m obviously dismayed,” said Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, who represents his city on the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority (ECCRFFA), which Pittsburg is no longer a part of after 16 years. “I really wish they would have given more thought into being together, the four cities (in East County). But the City (of Pittsburg) and City Council chose to go another direction. I wish them well. It appears that (the remaining ECCRFFA members) the county, Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood will still be a strong unit and force in East County.” But they will no longer have access to Pittsburg’s fees on new development to help pay for transportation projects in East County. For the past year Pittsburg officials had withheld their fees, totaling about $2.5 million, as leverage to get ECCRFFA officials to meet their demands for changes in how transportation money is spent. It appeared the matter might go to litigation, but Pittsburg finally paid up after reaching an impasse with ECCRFFA on funding priorities and pulling out from the authority. It remains to be seen exactly what impact Pittsburg’s pullout will make on local transportation projects. “There could be funding shortfalls, which could result in delays” in completing those projects, said Dale Dennis, ECCRFFA program manager. “We will try to do an assessment and bring that to the board next month and see what all the implications are. “The most immediate (impact is) the cit-

Thank-you from page 1A we can. We look forward to finding additional revenue sources and finding a way to help the East Contra Costa Fire District out of what I consider a dire situation. When your budget revenues are $8 million and you’re spending $11 million, that’s just not good. So we’ll continue to work on that, and I have all the faith in the nine members who sit on the board.” Not only was Oakley’s Station 93 spared the chopping block; it’s on track to receive a long-overdue makeover. The council also unanimously approved on Tuesday a resolution that the city enter a design-build agreement with Ascent Build-

Bypass from page 1A complaint was filed,” Cope said. “He pled not guilty and made general denials through his attorney.” California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Tom Maguire said coverage of the story in print and broadcast media and tips from the public aided officers in tracking down McDonald’s vehicle, which was towing a boat at the time of the accident. The vehicle and the boat were both

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Antioch Babe Ruth All-Stars win crown by Michael Dixon Correspondent

It took six hours, two games and two fields, but the 15-year-old Antioch Babe Ruth All-Star team did manage to beat Vallejo to win the District Championship. Antioch had two chances to win the title, needing to beat Vallejo only once to win, while Vallejo needed two wins. Vallejo answered an Antioch rally in the first game and won 11-8 on a three-run walk-off homer. Antioch bounced back, however, in the winner-take-all second game by a score of 10-7. In the emotional first game, Antioch fell behind 7-0 after two innings but chipped away at the Vallejo lead, eventually tying the game in the sixth. Vallejo scored once in its half of the sixth and Antioch tied the game in the seventh. With two outs in the seventh, two Vallejo batters drew walks. The next Vallejo hitter hoisted the ball, it caught a gust of wind and sailing over the right-field fence, ending the game. The game was delayed in the bottom of the sixth, when third baseman Ray Zuniga got into an altercation with a Vallejo player. Although the benches cleared, no punches were thrown and Zuniga and the Vallejo player were ejected. Both were allowed to play in the second game, which, due to darkness, was moved to the facility’s only lit field. Despite playing at home, Antioch was declared the road team, batting first in both games after losing both coin tosses. They took advantage of that position in the second game, scoring three runs in the first inning. Vallejo battled back, scoring two runs in each of the first two innings. Antioch struck again in the fourth inning, taking a lead they wouldn’t surrender. With runners on the corner and one out, Antioch’s Brett White was brought home on a balk, tying the game. Leadoff

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Many of the players seen here played on the 15-year-old Antioch Babe Ruth All-Star team that won the District Championship last week. man Matt Smith then brought Anthony DeLuca home with a single, giving Antioch the lead. Smith eventually stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when the Vallejo third baseman lost a popup from Josh Kellogg, who was also the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game. Antioch extended the lead to 10-4 with a four-run sixth inning. Smith drove in Antonio Slaughter with a triple and was brought in by Kellogg, who reached third on a ground-rule-double off Zuniga’s bat. Kellogg came home on a sacrifice fly from Joey Lingenfelter and Zuniga scored when a pickoff attempt at third sailed into left field. Antioch would need the cushion, as

Vallejo rallied for three in the seventh and final inning before Antioch could put the game away. The climax fittingly came on a perfectly executed play at third base, as Zuniga tagged the runner out to end the championship contest at 11:30 p.m., six hours after the first pitch of game one. An emotional Mario Morales, Antioch’s manager, credited his coaches with helping the team bounce back from the tough game-one loss. “I think it comes down to our coaching staff: Brandon Robinson and Jimmy Boyd,” he said. “These guys aren’t here for anybody else but this team. The coaches keep the kids in the game. The kids would stay in the game, but having someone there to back you up means a lot in an intense game like this,

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and they held it together. “We worked out of it; we made some substitutions. I hope everybody got to play – that was our goal. Whether it was our last game or not, we know we’ve got 14 warriors on the field; we know someone’s going to do something. And the guys off the bench came in and contributed, and the guys that got pulled out stayed positive.” Antioch’s next opponent is unknown. “We’re in state,” said Morales, referring to the state tournament. “We’re the district champions. I don’t know who we play next, but it doesn’t matter. Whoever they put in front of us, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Giants tickets to be raffled at museum Visitors to the Antioch Historical Society Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 10 through Aug. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. can participate in a drawing for San Francisco Giants tickets for the Aug. 29, 1:05 p.m. game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Visitors must fill out an entry form in the Sports Legends Hall. Each entry will be eligible to win a pair of tickets. Six pairs of tickets will be awarded. Winners will be notified by telephone on Aug. 8. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to the game. Tickets are provided by the Giants by way of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover’s summer youth program and the museum’s Sports Legends Program. For further information, call 925325-3255.

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Two-time All-Pro 49er center Jeremy Newberry, center, with Antioch Sports Legends Hall founders Tom Menasco, left, and Eddie Beaudin, right, is one of many athletic greats honored at the Antioch Historical Society Museum.


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Speedway racers vie for Golden touch by Jack Menges Correspondent

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As the point season comes to a close, the Golden State Challenge King of California powerful 410 winged sprint cars invade the Antioch Speedway Saturday night – the 21st round of competition in the 24-race series over western speedways. Jonathan Allard will head 24 drivers in the equivalent of World of Outlaws racecars. Allard won the previous race over the Antioch track back in April and is the current point leader. His chief competition is expected to come from the Kaeding clan – dad Brent and his two sons, Bud and Tim. Brent has dominated the circuit, winning his first championship in 1988 and adding 12 more division titles to his portfolio. In the current season, Brent Kaeding is second to Allard in points and has finished in the top 10 in main events 18 times. Many of his outstanding races have come on the Antioch track. Tim Kaeding has split his racing experiences this year between the West Coast and Midwest. He holds five main event titles, including three last month, on the 2010 Golden State Challenge circuit, while Bud holds down eighth place

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Sunset Park to host PONY playoff clash

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The Brentwood Blast 9U Red team is one of the Brentwood PONY League teams participating in playoffs this weekend.

Last year, Brentwood’s PONY League baseball team clashed with squads from San Jose, Blossom Valley, Sacramento, Vacaville and Tera Hills for the opportunity to represent Northern California in Simi Valley at the state tournament. Brentwood came out on top and sent a team to compete in Southern California. This year, teams advancing to the next round will travel to Walnut for the Zone tournament against teams from all over the state. The 11year-old division winner will travel to Virginia

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to play in the World Series. Sponsors and local vendors at the Brentwood sectional contests this weekend will provide games, food and fun for the whole family. Saturday and Sunday will begin with the American Legion presentation of the flags and the National Anthem – on Sunday, sung by Antioch recording artist Jessica Caylyn, who has performed for the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s and Brentwood’s CornFest. The games are all free to the public. Caylyn started singing on stage at 10. She performs contemporary country and alternative pop music. What sets her apart from other young talented singers is her confidence, naive quirkiness and honest connection with the audience, in addition to her natural beauty and professionalism. Jessica’s vocal ability is in the style of Carrie Underwood; some of her other musical influences are Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Jewel, Patsy Cline, Deana Carter, Rascal Flatts, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift. Caylyn’s current projects include co-writing songs and continuing to perform locally and regionally with her band. She continues her vocal training and participates in Nashville Songwriting Association workshops and meetings. She is requested back to each venue she has performed at, including restaurants and bars, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s games, Brentwood’s CornFest, county fairs, the Laguna Seca Raceway and military events.

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Olivia Rothrauff gets hands-on training from Joe Staunton and Miles Leighton.

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Glen Maybury, Miles Leighton and Joe Staunton flew from England to provide soccer training for local youth last week at Garin Park.

Photo by Richard Wisdom

Soccer from page 1B Diaz was pleased about the success of the camp. “It’s fantastic. Our goal at 360 Soccer Training here in Brentwood is to expose children in Brentwood and other towns to soccer, so it’s been phenomenal. It’s been very well received and it’s very important to have these children exposed to these guys as world-class coaches, but also to an English Premier League team.” John Simmons, president and founder of 360 Soccer Training, believes the camp could be the beginning of something much bigger. “One of the things I’ve noticed is that we in American soccer really lack technical ability and creativity,” he said. “And when we started talking about 360, the name 360 means the total player, around the world, and trying to get input from different parts of the world. We really want to work with the South American countries, too.

“We had this opportunity with Tottenham, which as a professional program has started this outreach program. For example, it’s going to start a youth academy in Singapore with its National Team players. They really want to develop soccer around the world, which is really aligned with what we do at 360, and we wanted to bring that to East County. There are other areas that have more expensive programs, but our kids never get to see them. “What they saw that was different is that in England, most of the players are boys – they can hardly get any girls to come and train. This is mostly boys. It’s amazing how the girls program in the U.S. has really picked up. And that’s the Mia Hamms and Brandi Chastains – and all the little girls see that. Ideally, what I would like to see is: have this program, have our coaches learn from them, have the players learn from them, but eventually do an exchange program, where our

girls go and work in Europe for a week.” During the three-hour sessions, the kids did a sequence of brief drills. When talking about the program, Leighton, who is the Football Development Head Coach said, “We work on individual techniques to make sure that the children at a young age are technically brilliant. Then they can incorporate that into their team games. “These children here are very young. The philosophy of the club is that if we can make these kids technically fantastic at a young age, they can keep learning and learning and learning – until they’re professionals, hopefully. “We like to play a good style of attacking football, so we want the children to be technically brilliant on the ball. So we don’t encourage them to do loads and loads and loads of passing all the time. We want to see them like Ronaldo and Messi, those skillful players. And over

here, these kids are doing that. They’ve got the confidence to take people on and not worry, which is fantastic.” Like Diaz and Simmons, Leighton had nothing but good things to say about the success of the program: “It’s been fantastic. We’re really grateful to 360 Soccer and UK International for bringing us out here. We’re hoping to carry on working with 360 Soccer and UK International throughout the year, to show the kids what we do at home, because we have a different philosophy than most other clubs. “The best thing is the attitude of the children. It’s spot-on. They want to learn, they take on board what we say, and they give us 100 percent in all sessions. The attitude of the children is just really good and we can see now the improvement they’re making with the information they’ve been given.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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public restrooms. Make sure there are trees nearby that provide plenty of shade, as keeping your guests comfortable is key to keeping them happy. • Cool it down. Be prepared for some fun in the sun with sunscreen and hats, but also help guests keep cool by providing umbrellas and tents for shade. For an extra fresh reprieve from the heat, store spray water bottles (as well as bug spray) in your cooler for a personal self-misting station for guests. • Nail down a menu and keep it simple. Think finger-friendly, prep-ahead items such as mini, individually-wrapped sandwiches. Or cut up seasonal veggies in advance – pack them in GladWare Snack Size Containers and let the kids mix and match to make their own personal salads. • Impress your guests. Take your picnic to the next level with fold-and-go seating, table linens and oversized pillows to give your outdoor event the comfortable appeal of an indoor affair. • Create some fun. Bring portable speakers and your favorite summer playlist and set up an easy-to-assemble volleyball net. Or how about channeling your inner actor with a game of charades? Make sure there are activities everyone can enjoy and your picnic will go off without a hitch. For more information on picnic perfect tips and recipes, visit www.Glad.com. – Courtesy of Family Features


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Sipping soirée in Discovery Bay East County residents are invited to spend an afternoon savoring fine wine while benefiting a good cause. The seventh annual Wine in the Bay party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at a private home in Discovery Bay (the address is printed on the ticket). Proceeds from the event benefit the Women’s Fellowship of St. Anne Parish and its outreach, and support programs throughout the community. The popular event will feature local

vintners, brewmeisters, hors d’oeuvres, music, a silent and a live auction. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available. Tickets for Wine in the Bay are $35 and include an event wine glass. For additional information, call Peggy at 925-8905255 or e-mail pvalley@envoymtg.com. Tickets can also be purchased via PayPal at the St. Anne Church Web site, www. stannechurchbyron.com.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004198-00 The name of the business (es): A & M Trasmission Located at: 3780 Main Street, #C In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amber Hong Vo, 174 Continente Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Amber Hong Vo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 4, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: June 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004304-00 The name of the business (es): Comforcare-Delta Located at: 410 Beatrice Court, Suite C In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Innovative Senior Care, Inc., 410 Beatrice Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michelle Garrigan, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 9, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004330-00 The name of the business (es): PEAK ELECTRICAL Located at: 1100 BEAR RIVER COURT In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JOHN NORMAN PIKE, 1100 BEAR RIVER COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: John Pike This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 9, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 9, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004274-00 The name of the business (es): Mar’s Sweeping Services Located at: 141 Zartop Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shelby L. Hilt, 141 Zartop Street, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shelby L. Hilt This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 8, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005055-00 The name of the business (es): Pool Guy Products Located at: 2805 Pasatiempo Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Andrew Varin, 2805 Pasatiempo Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513; Brent Allen Eikanas, 1349 Panwood Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by:Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard A. Varin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 8, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: July 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004548-00 The name of the business (es): Glen’s Heating and Air Conditioning Located at: 1442 Empress Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Glen Contreras, 1442 Empress Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Glen Contreras This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 18, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004683-00 The name of the business (es): Metro Painting Company Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, #305 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rodger Slack, 2473 Spyglass Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Rodger Slack This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: SIMRET JIMA, 1561 Amber Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Simret Jima and Wubishet Bekele FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NA-

MECASE NUMBER: N10-0910 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Simret Jima and Wubishet Bekele filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. BROUK WUBISHET to Proposed Name: BROUK BEKELE Present Name: b. SAMSON WUBISHET to Proposed Name: SAMSON BEKELE 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/10/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: June 10, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004644-00 The name of the business (es): Diamond Cleaning Solutions Located at: 982 Country Glen Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Isabel Sanchez, 982 Country Glen Lane,Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/22/10. Signature of registrant: Isabel Sanchez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 22, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: June 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Mar’s Sweeping Service at: 141 Zartop Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on April 21, 2008 under file number F-0002993-00 1. Marlene Hilt, 141 Zartop Street, Oakley, CA 94561. This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Marlene Hilt This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004827-00 The name of the business (es): Charming Creations Located at: 596 Ranier Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tammy Torres, 596 Rainier Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/29/10. Signature of registrant: Tammy Torres This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 29, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: June 29, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010

ESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Renata Hodges; Brian Hodges filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sloane Lydia Hodges to Proposed Name: Lydia Sloane Hodges 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 9/2/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Petitioner is to bring the minor’s birth certificate to the hearing. Date: July 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File #F-0006262-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Elements Beauty Lounge, Located at: 316 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 9/1/09 (*) 1. Sally A. Berry, 12779 Riding Trail Drive, Wilton, CA 95693. This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Sally Berry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 28, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004916-00 The name of the business (es): Wells Fargo Auto Finance, LLC Located at: 1350 Montego In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wells Fargo Auto Finance, LLC, 2501 Seaport Drive, Chester PA 19013-2237. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/31/10. Signature of registrant: Katherine M. Wibert, Vice President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 1, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: July 1, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004646-00 The name of the business (es): REVENUE ON DEMAND Located at: 50 EAGLE ROCK WAY In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BILL GRADY, 4603 CHELSEA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Bill Grady This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 22, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004692-00 The name of the business (es): Sup “AIR” Man Cooling & Heating Located at: 1599 Sycamore Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jon G. Gonsalves, 1599 Sycamore Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jon G. Gonsalves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: June 23, 2015 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004597-00 The name of the business (es): DIABLO DIRECT PRODUCE Located at: 2590 HOFFMAN LANE In: BYRON, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PHILLIP MICHAEL ARATA, 2590 HOFFMAN LANE, BYRON, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: PHILLIP MICHAEL ARATA This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: N/A By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: June 21, 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-05588-3 CA Loan No. 0015294507 Title Order No. 399716 APN 013-270- 049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 21, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 5, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 28, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0060909-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA ,

executed by: ROBERT L. ANTRACCOLI, JR. AND BRANDY L. ANTRACCOLI, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 603 NORRIS STREET, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $193,211.93 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: July 16, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247-2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3645517 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010

encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 31, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7433, FILED APRIL 25, 1997, IN BOOK 391 OF MAPS, PAGE 18, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $570,305.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 878 BLOSSOM DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 017-410-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-09- 2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3644505 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

ranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 30/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3606874 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Vernal Consulting at: 511 Bustos Place In: Bay Point, CA 94565 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on March 1, 2005 under file number 2005-2989 1. Mary Shea, 511 Bustos Place, Bay Point, CA 94565 This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Marlene Hilt This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 14, 2010 By: ___________, Deputy Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 25, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: DAWN M. FISCHER DAVID NAVARRETTE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 70 EAGLE ROCK WAY SUITE A BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-4949 Type of license(s) Applied for: 42-ONSALE BEER AND WINE-PUBLIC PREMISES 20-OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004458-00 The name of the business (es): Demarest Trucking Located at: 426 East Home Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 643, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffrey F. Demarest, 426 East Home Street, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jeffrey F. Demarest This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:June 15, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: June 15, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004739-00 The name of the business (es): PACIFIC WORLD MARKETING LLC Located at: 50 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE 210 In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PACIFIC WORLD MARKETING LLC, 50 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE 210, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: KENNETH J. MAGHUYOP, MANAGING PARTNER This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 24, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: June 24, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005050-00 The name of the business (es): The Pool Guy Located at: 2805 Pasatiempo Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Andrew Varin, 2805 Pasatiempo Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2005 Signature of registrant: Richard Andrew Varin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 8, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: July 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003931-00 The name of the business (es): DIABLO JET SKI ACTION Located at: 125 BIG BREAK ROAD In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAMES LAMBERT, 125 BIG BREAK ROAD, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/19/10. Signature of registrant: Liz Gutierrez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 25, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: May 25, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004676-00 The name of the business (es): The Beauty Lounge Located at: 316 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sally Berry, 12779 Riding Trail Drive, Wilton, CA 95693. 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: Sally Berry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: June 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 22, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ONYX BAR AND GRILL LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8900 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD SUITE C BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-4032 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004146-00 The name of the business (es): STYLED HOMES CONSIGNMENT Located at: 3330B MAIN STREET In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): WAGMA SAFI, 5040 MONTEVINO WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/3/10. Signature of registrant: WAGMA SAFI This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 3, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: June 3, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004796-00 The name of the business (es): Mrs. Sandra’s Place, Located at: 2517 Squaw Court In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sandra Freitas De Souza, 2517 Squaw Court, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Sandra Freitas De Souza This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 28, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 28, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Renata Hodges; Brian Hodges, 57 Tam O’Shanter Road, Alamo, CA 94507 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Renata Hodges; Brian Hodges FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1107 TO ALL INTER-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 242491CA Loan No. 0704585223 Title Order No. 419463 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-07-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-06- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 1017-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 20050396738- 00, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 01-06-2009, Book , Page , Instrument 2009-0001677- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: SHABUDDIN AHMADZAI, A MARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0041154 Title Order No. 10-8-160522 Investor/Insurer No. 0428086152703 APN No. 034- 160-049-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/15/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL J REED AN UNMARRIED MAN AND TERRIANE M BORN- VALLERO AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/15/2008 and recorded 08/21/08, as Instrument No. 2008- 0186931-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/30/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 54 SUNNYVIEW COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $459,613.86. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or war-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0015402 Title Order No. 09-8053380 Investor/Insurer No. 1689592839 APN No. 033- 271-096-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/02/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DANIEL J. BONILLA, A MARRIED MAN, HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/02/2003 and recorded 07/14/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0332707-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/- 30/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2079 MEADOWLARK LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $243,814.98. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3623867 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: KEN BEGUN, SBN 130295, 18 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 180, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: KIMBERLY CONSTANCE BURKE FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1030 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: KIMBERLY CONSTANCE BURKE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. KIMBERLY CONSTANCE BURKE (AKA) CONSTANCE KIMBERLY BURKE (AKA) KIMBERLY C. BURKE (AKA) KIMBERLY BURKE DEAR to Proposed Name: KIMBERLY ANNE BURKE 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/24/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: June 29, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-354771-AL Order # 419407 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JAMES ALLEN KING AND JUDITH RENE KING HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/7/2006 as Instrument No. 20060390338- 00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $372,776.98 The purported property address is: 2840 N EDEN PLAINS R BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 020-280-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 7/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3613760 07/- 09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010

union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 2, MAP OF CLARK MANOR UNIT NO. 1 FILED SEPTEMBER 8, 1952, MAP BOOK 48, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM RIMOND D. SWOPE, ET UX, RECORDED FEBRUARY 23, 1968 (FILE NO. 13178) AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH, AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $512,735.52 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1910 EDEN PLAINS ROAD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 015-080-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 06-25-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3627223 07/02/2010, 07/- 09/2010, 07/16/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010

unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $333,709.40. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 07/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3614665 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0108434 Title Order No. 09-8311656 Investor/Insurer No. 1700810904 APN No. 017- 400-025-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: OSCAR OLVERA, dated 03/06/2006 and recorded 03/14/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0076995-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/06/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1280 LEANING OAK DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $469,893.25. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 30/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3628917 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’ S SALE Title Order No.: 5802201 Trustee Sale No.: 70690 Loan No.: 9042190181 APN: 035-240-013 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 02/27/2006. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 07/22/2010 at 01:30PM, DSL Service Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on Mar 20, 2006 as Doc #2006-0083460-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: John A. Silvano and Maria Luisa Silvano, Husband and Wife, as Trustor Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s

check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: The Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main & Court Streets), Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 115 Loren Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $600,207.15 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “ mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/24/10 For: DSL Service Company, as Trustee By: FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Agent 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 U.S. Bank National Association, Customer Service Department (949) 798-6002 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 198519)(07/02/10, 07/09/10, 07/16/10) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010

or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: July 2, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247-2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3632991 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010

sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: July 16, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05000093-09-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-2597850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does apply to this notice of sale. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3639825 07/16/2010, 07/- 23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5265 SANDMOUND BOULEVARD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $399,173.24. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 08/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3636481 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jarren Patrick Williams, 29 Cedar Hollow Drive, Danville, CA 94526 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jarren Patrick Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-0866 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jarren Patrick Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jarren Patrick Williams to Proposed Name: Jarren Patrick Nagy 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/9/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: May 24, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Xavier D. Dearmon SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Xavier D. Dearmon FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1057 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Xavier Dearmon filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Xavier Demetrice Dearmon II to Proposed Name: Jazjuan Miller 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/23/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: July 6, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004499-00 The name of the business (es): Kreative Minds in; K.M.I. Located at: 1352 Sciortino Court, In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kristopher Dohrmann, 1352 Sciortino Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/16/10. Signature of registrant: Kristopher Dohrmann This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 16, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: June 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 428563CA Loan No. 0697832210 Title Order No. 602113341 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-22-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07-23- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-07-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-010802100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GUADALUPE F IDDINGS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0046455 Title Order No. 10-8178423 Investor/Insurer No. 1698951485 APN No. 010- 730-100-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ALAN W SIMILA AND KAREN H SIMILA, AS TRUSTEES OF THE ALAN W SIMILA AND KAREN H. SIMILA REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED 11/16/2004, dated 06/15/2005 and recorded 07/05/- 07, as Instrument No. 2005- 0244836-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/06/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 707 STEWART WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 08-00478-3 CA Loan No. 0021451752 Title Order No. 409322 APN 087-311- 025-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 26, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 22, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 4, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0140497- 00 Book N/A Page N/ A of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: XOCHITL ADAME-LOPEZ AND ANDRES LOPEZ-VIVEROS, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of AIDAN WEST FINANCIAL GROUP INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 27 ORINDA COURT, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $476,144.40 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA05000093- 09-1 . Loan No. 0147094585 Title Order No. 55012126 APN 033- 390-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 17, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 9, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 28, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0348563-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: JOSEPH D VILLANUEVA AND MELODY E VILLANUEVA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4786 MAMMOUTH LANE, 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $443,246.31 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0042906 Title Order No. 10-8-169287 Investor/Insurer No. 0428243296703 APN No. 037- 211-028-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/12/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TIMOTHY S ZULAWSKI, dated 12/12/2008 and recorded 12/24/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0274508-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/- 30/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5007 TEAKWOOD 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $125,084.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 02/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3611528 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0046889 Title Order No. 108-180684 Investor/Insurer No. 12304858 APN No. 032-192- 005-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL STEAD AND SHARRON STEAD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/07/2006 and recorded 03/15/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0079425-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/13/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described


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BART Public Meeting East County residents will be riding eBART before they know it. eBART is the 10-mile BART extension eastward from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station to a station near Hillcrest Avenue. Construction begins this fall and will coincide with the widening of State Highway 4. eBART and Highway 4 will ¿nish together in 2015, offering faster travel time on both the highway and the train. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will provide a project overview and wants to hear from you about eBART’s fares, station access and hours of operation. Please join BART at one of three public meetings as we seek your input on these eBART issues. Meetings are open to the public and listed below. Translation services and child care are available if requested 3 days (72 hours) before the meeting by calling Walter Gonzales at BART at 510.464.6428. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, July 17 10 am - 11:30 am Pittsburg Senior Center 300 Presidio Lane Pittsburg, CA 94565 www.bart.gov/meetings

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-209161-C Loan No. 0042829515 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: WAYNE F. PIERCE AND MARCI A. PIERCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 5/8/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0143366-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:8/6/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1035 MEPHAM DR PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 086-240- 100 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $402,927.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/2/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3637443 07/- 16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1248978-14 APN: 035- 453-028 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9158 REF: Cannon, Nicki IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 29, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 05, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 13, 2004, as Inst. No. 20040128735-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Nicki Cannon, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all

right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1608 Wildcat Way Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $256,802.93. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: June 29, 2010. (R-325574 07/16/10, 07/23/- 10, 07/30/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-20355-SP-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/29/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below.

The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JESUS A. SANCHEZ AND YVETTE E. ROMERO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 09/09/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0343347-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 07/30/2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $413,624.61 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2313 EL MONTE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041210-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 07/01/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Kim Macaluso, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3626257 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-242607-C Loan No. 0601948740 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/29/2007. 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 a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RYAN B. OLDS AND SABRINA OSEGUERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 12/7/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0332221-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of

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the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/30/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 700 DOMAINE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 037-262-015 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $405,834.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/2/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3618166 07/- 09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015002468 Title Order No.: 100199503 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/12/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/19/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0264973-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARTIN GUZMAN AND LUPE GUZMAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 07/22/- 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2614 SUTTER ST, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-310-020-7 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 $698,881.72. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 06/- 27/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3613451 07/02/2010, 07/- 09/2010, 07/16/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 708911 Loan No. 0217030041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 8/5/2010 at 10:00 AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 3/22/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0083848- 00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Marcus Muldrow and Tracy Muldrow, Husband and Wife, 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 Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. All right, title and

interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 037510-018 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 78 Vella Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of 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: $480,030.43 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, Lender or Servicer has declared it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 from the Commissioner that is current and valid as of the date of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale and the requirements of Section 2923.52(a) does not apply to this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. Dated: 7/- 5/2010 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3638781 07/16/- 2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015001204 Title Order No.: 100120958 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/06/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/07/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0254008-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: TORRY JAMON TAYLOR AND YVETTE DENISE GASCA AND FRANKLIN DELANO TODD, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 07/22/- 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 172 COPPER KNOLL WAY, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034- 460001 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 $424,700.57. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 06/24/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3624552 07/02/2010, 07/- 09/2010, 07/16/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015002954 Title Order No.: 100224363 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/01/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD

CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/07/- 2006 as Instrument No. 20060070107-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DIANE TERRY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 07/29/- 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18 HENRY CT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033-350-028 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 $599,097.54. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 07/08/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3625336 07/09/2010, 07/- 16/2010, 07/23/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010

cepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: July 16, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA09000640-10-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3637134 07/16/2010, 07/- 23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA09000640- 10-1 . Loan No. 1996585322 Title Order No. 4427064 APN 037-390- 035-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED August 16, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 6, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 25, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004- 0328785-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RAUL MEDINA AND ARASELI RADILLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2350 WINDSOR LANE, 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $271,754.83 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is ac-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0045611 Title Order No. 10-8174759 Investor/Insurer No. 149852419 APN No. 085-217- 009-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/07/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE PRAXEDIS CASTREJON ADAME, AN UNMARRIED MAN., dated 03/07/- 2007 and recorded 03/19/07, as Instrument No. 20070078743-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/- 30/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1190 YORK STREET, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $325,465.45. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 02/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3614726 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Air Tight Heating & Air The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on May 19, 2009 under the file number F0003539-00 (*) 1. Jon. G. Gonsalves, 23 Westminster Court, Oakley, CA 94561 This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Jon G. Gonsalves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-353713-CL Order # 100207772-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/28/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JEREMY HARTY AND STACIA HARTY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/5/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0293446-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $334,823.93 The purported property address is: 1720 CEDAR CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 552-027 035-552-027-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 7/6/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3638618 07/- 16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

terest 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): MIKE A. HALL AND KAREN M. HALL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/23/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0054597-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $421,134.02 The purported property address is: 455 BRISTOL COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035720-019 035-720-019-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 7/- 12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3617311 07/- 16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

& COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 43, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8478, FILED DECEMBER 26, 2001, MAP BOOK 438, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. RIGHTS CONVEYED AS TO THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED IN THE MINERAL RIGHTS DEED TO ALFREDO POMBO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1987, IN BOOK 13933, PAGE 165, SERIES NO. 87- 211805, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, GEOTHERMAL STEAMS, BRINES AND/OR MINERALS, WHICH MAY BE FOUND BELOW 500 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY.’’ ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. ALL REMAINING OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $730,647.33 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 335 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 007-250-027 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-01- 2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting. com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT ASAP# 3634662 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010

ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 067333- 086-6 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $377,518.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3605023 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010

of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/23/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5066 CARBONDALE WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 075-510-029-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $524,691.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 6/22/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3591617 07/02/2010, 07/09/2010, 07/16/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tamara Hernandez, 3028 Carey Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tamara Micah Hernandez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1031 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tamara Micah Hernandez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Morgan Marie Cargill (AKA) Morgan Marie Cargill-Hernandez (AKA) Morgan Marie Hernandez to Proposed Name: Morgan Marie Cargill- Hernandez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/17/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: June 29, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010

recorded 12/22/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0489625-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/06/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1739 PONDEROSA 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $364,990.58. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 10/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3632587 07/09/2010, 07/- 16/2010, 07/23/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 2010

sociation, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter-described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL ONE: UNIT 185, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT ‘’A’’, TO THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS, RECORDED MARCH 31, 1987, BOOK 13545, PAGE 347, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. PARCEL TWO: AN UNDIVIDED 1/234 TENANCY-IN-COMMON INTEREST AND TO PARCEL A AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6657, FILED MARCH 31, 1987, IN MAP BOOK 311, PAGE 33, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL TWO: A) UNITS 1 THROUGH 234, INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT ‘’A’’ TO THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS, RECORDED MARCH 31, 1987, BOOK 13545, PAGE 347, OFFICIAL RECORDS. B) THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE ALL THOSE AREAS DESIGNATED AS CARPORTS, DECKS AND PATIOS, AS SHOWN UPON CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO ABOVE. PARCEL THREE: THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE OF THOSE PORTIONS OF PARCEL A DESCRIBED ON PARCEL TWO, ABOVE, DESIGNATED AS CARPORT NO. C-185 AND PATIO OR DECK NO. D-185, AS APPURTENANT TO PARCELS ONE AND TWO ABOVE DESCRIBED. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $305,607.26(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2721 HARVEST LANE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 053-230023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 07-14-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3647808 07/16/2010, 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-355242-CL Order # 100229740-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/15/2007. 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 in-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 235928CA Loan No. 0672094786 Title Order No. 602131666 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-25-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07-30- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-06-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0118478- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: LYNDA TAYLOR, A UNMARRIED WOMAN., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-244333-C Loan No. 0040521825 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: SUSHILA D PRASADI, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 7/- 1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0242276-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/30/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2221 L ST

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0071498 Title Order No. 08-8262551 Investor/Insurer No. 612260963 APN No. 035-555- 008-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/08/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARIBEL SILVA AND FRANCISCO SILVA HERRERA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/08/2007 and recorded 01/16/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0012656-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/13/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1757 CHIANTI WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $398,810.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 11/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3634665 07/16/2010, 07/- 23/2010, 07/30/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 16, 23, 30, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-241692-C Loan No. 0042596122 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: CAROLYN MATTHEWS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 4/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0122865-00 in Book , page

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0060690 Title Order No. 08-8222201 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 035-552-037 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JERRY RINCON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/14/2005 and

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 241587CA Loan No. 0701663106 Title Order No. 382825 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-28-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-06-2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-14-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-039426500 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL TEIFEL AND JOELLEN TEIFEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan as-

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Seen in Disneyland ost folks prefer cozying up to The Press at their kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a muffin. Melanie Akey and family opted for a more dynamic reading environment: a high-speed plummet down Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. We understand. Nothing but a 52½-foot drop at a 45-degree angle at a speed of 40 miles per hour could provide a proper setting for our riveting prose. Thanks, everyone, for those exhilarating G forces. But next time, would you mind laminating us first?

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Seen at Epcot Despite the size of the object in the background, the Disney mantra “it’s a small world after all” still applies. Above, the McCall/Stelzner family flashes a copy of its Hometown Weekly Newspaper against the backdrop of Disney World’s iconic Epcot Center globe during a jaunt to Florida. It was the family’s “most amazing vacation ever!” Thanks, folks, for sneaking the Brentwood Press into The Happiest Place on Earth.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, July 16 Hunter Safety Course The City of Oakley offers this three-day, 15-hour course held July 16-18. Full attendance plus a final exam are mandatory. A minimum 80 percent test score earns students a certificate that allows them to purchase a State of California Hunting License. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

Express Your Soul Families and people of all ages are welcome to the Unity Center for Inspired Living in Brentwood from 7-9 p.m. for a fundraising show featuring silent auctions. Creative expressions by willing participants are invited. For more information, call Betty at 925-890-4418.

Broadway Under the Stars

Adult Kickball League

Let a certified coach teach you how to play your best tennis ever. Lessons are held at the Deer Valley High School tennis courts July 1930 and Aug. 2-13. The cost is $125 for each twoweek session. Fees benefit the DVHS tennis teams. For more information, e-mail brian-richardson@sbcglobal.net.

Register your kickball team today at www. alloutsportsleague.com, located in Antioch. Games begin July 28. For more information, call 510-282-4986.

Registration for football players ages 5-14 is held July 21 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza on Delta Fair Boulevard in Antioch. The fee is $45. For more information, visit www. antiochyouthfootball.net.

Brentwood Blood Drive Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane, hosts a blood drive Thursday, July 22 from 1-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

The Brentwood Art Society and Kinsella Theater Group present Broadway Under the Stars at the Streets of Brentwood. The first of three summer events is one of Broadway’s greatest musicals of all time – “Guys and Dolls” – running July 16Aug. 1. For tickets and more information, call 925-516-8500.

Freedom Football Skills Camp

Delta Jazz Trio

Perspective Workshop

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

Peterson Studios of Oakley hosts a one-day workshop Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Local artist and architect Nancy Roberts teaches a common-sense approach to drawing buildings, in the field and from photos. The fee is $35; registration is required. Call 925-6250514 or visit www.petersonartstudios.net.

Saturday, July 17 Cap’s Comedy Show

Navigating California’s Water Priorities

Come celebrate a night of comedy at 9 p.m. at Cap’s in Brentwood, featuring the hysterical and hypnotic comedy of Don Barnhart, Jr. Tickets are $15; reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 925-634-1025.

The Oakley Library hosts a free forum on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-noon, featuring Craig Patterson of the UC Extension Sea Grant program. The forum examines statewide water supply and infrastructure, and several approaches to resolving them. Registration is required. Call 925-625-2400.

Save the Delta Blues Festival A Delta Blues benefit concert is held at 8 p.m. in the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office, 604 W. Second St., or by phone at 925-757-9500.

Car Show Quail Lodge Retirement, 4850 Deer Valley Road in Antioch, hosts its annual car show from 4-7 p.m. For more information, call 925-778-7453.

Wednesday, July 21 Fishy Tales The Brentwood Library invites you to enjoy a flood of wonderful stories and put together a splashy craft afterward. Fishy Tales takes place at 4 p.m. This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 925-5165290.

American Idol Phil Stacey performs a free concert at 7 p.m. in Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-0653.

Sign-ups A World of Art Elementary-school kids can explore the art and spirit of several world cultures at St. Anne Church in Byron July 19-23 (grades 1-4). The cost is $30 per child or $50 for two. For more information and application forms, visit www. stannechurchbyron.com or call 925-634-6625.

Freedom High School hosts its Youth Football Non-contact Skills Camp for ages 7-14 on Thursday and Friday, July 22-23 from 5-8 p.m. Registration begins July 22 at 4:30 p.m. The fee is $40. For more information, call Kevin Hartwig at 925-625-5900, ext. 3892.

East County Lions Youth Football East County Lions hold sign-ups on July 25 at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. Registration is $50. For more information, call Ernie 925-759-0667 or visit www.ecyflions.com.

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

Diablo Football Conditioning Program Join the summer conditioning camp – a noncontact, isometric fitness program – and get in shape and ready for the football season. To register, call 925-625-2222.

Yoga Out on a Limb This class is designed for all levels of students who wish to increase flexibility and strength, renew their spirits and restore energy. Classes run July 28-Sept. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Adult Community Education Center in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-6342565.

Titans Basketball Tryouts The Titans Basketball Club is conducting signups and tryouts for its 12-13U competitive basketball program. For more information, call Coach Mike at 925-321-2957 or e-mail coachmikek@gmail.com.

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Gentle Yoga Stretch Yoga is for everyone. This supportive class, held July 28-Sept. 29 from 8- 9 a.m., increases flexibility, tones the body and improves breathing and balance. Fees are payable at the Brentwood Education and Technology Center. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

On the Horizon American Girl Book Club The American Girl Book Club, for girls 8 and older, meets the fourth Friday of the month from 7-7:45 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Slatten Ranch. This month’s meeting, scheduled for Friday, July 23, focuses on “Meet Kirsten.” The girls will also make a craft to take home.

Free Summer Concert Series Waldie Plaza in Antioch is the venue for a free concert featuring Vocal Ease & the Boogie Men on Saturday, July 24 from 6-8 p.m. Seating will not be provided, so please bring your own blankets and chairs. No smoking or alcohol is permitted. For more information, visit www. art4antioch.org.

‘Movies in the Plaza’ The City of Oakley screens “Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs” on Saturday, July 24 at the Civic Center plaza shortly after dusk. Snacks are available for sale at the snack bar. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

Green Aliens Masses of Old World emigrants came to this country in the past, but not all were human. Meet some of these chlorophyllous aliens as you tour Somersville, a 19th-century boom town at Black Diamond Mines in Antioch on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit www.ebparks.org.

utes free food and clothes. ID and proof of income are requested. For more information, call 925-634-2016.

Parents of Alcoholic Children A new support group for parents of alcoholic children meets every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. in Brentwood.

Saturday for Seniors On the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., seniors gather for a good time at Family Life Center of Brentwood, 605 Harvest Park Drive. Transportation is available. For more information, call 925-325-0418 or 925-6342016.

LifeRing This new alcohol and addiction support group meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Kaiser Sand Creek facility. The meeting will explore “How was your week in recovery?” For more information, call Bob at 925-753-0231 or 925382-5697.

Overeaters Anonymous Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters can help. Every Sunday from 8-9 a.m. the group meets in the boardroom of Antioch’s Sutter Delta Medical Center. No dues, fees or weighins are required.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., Kaiser Hospital Deer Valley in Antioch holds a 12-step program for people who are overweight, underweight or obsessed with food or body size and would like to maintain a healthy weight. For more information, call Carolyn at 925-516-7798 or Steve at 925-5133015.

Quit Smoking Today Sutter Delta Medical Center offers smoking cessation classes Mondays from 6-8 p.m. The class is free and open to everyone. For more information or to sign up, call 925-779-3613.

Delta Informal Gardeners

California Striped Bass Association

Jolene Adams from “Roses for Brentwood” is featured at this month’s meeting on Monday, July 26 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Brentwood United Methodist Church. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-2406060 or visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

The association’s West Delta Chapter meets at the Driftwood Yacht Club in Oakley on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Enjoy a dinner and raffle for $10. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Roger at 925-754-3938.

Antioch Blood Drive

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Church of Christ, 1020 E. Tregallas Road hosts a blood drive Monday, July 26 from 1:307:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 800733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch holds a Breast Cancer Support Group meeting from 2-4 p.m. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Regina at 925-439-1846 or Margaret at 925-757-7820.

Half Dome in a Day Learn tips from Rick Deutsch, a successful 25-time hiker of Yosemite’s Half Dome, at REI in Brentwood on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Deutsch shares all the ins and outs of a successful climb to the top. For more information and to make a reservation, call 925-516-3540 or visit www.rei.com/brentwoodca.

Fall Fashion Show Quail Lodge of Antioch hosts a fall fashion show by Coldwater Creek on Friday, July 30 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call 925778-7453.

Ongoing Free Food and Clothing Every Thursday at 7 p.m., the Family Life Center of Brentwood, 605 Harvest Park Drive, distrib-

Agape Clothing Closet The nonprofit Closet, a division of Faith Seed Ministries, helps provide quality pre-owned clothing to those in need. Located at 1251 California Ave. in Pittsburg, its hours of operation are Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 925-439-2972.

Antioch Historical Society Museum The museum, located at 1500 W. Fourth St., showcases artifacts, old publications and other memorabilia relating to the rich history of Antioch and East County, and is home to the Antioch Sports Legends Program. Museum hours are Wednesday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Tours can be arranged by calling 925757-1326. Admission is free.


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The City Council should vote YES to renovate and expand Antioch’s Walmart. Walmart’s application to renovate and expand their Antioch store has been stalled by special interests for more than 5 years. After all these delays, the Planning Commission recently voted 7-0 in favor of the renovation and expansion. With the Planning Commission’s unanimous vote, now it is up to the City Council to support this project, which will bring much needed jobs, revenue and convenient one-stop shopping to Antioch.

Here’s what was said at the Planning Commission meeting when the project was unanimously approved:

I don’t think that America was built on exclusionary practices. You can’t pick one – it’s okay for one retailer, it’s not okay for another retailer.

Planning Commissioner Stanley Travers Planning Commission Meeting, May 19, 2010

Here is a proposition that would increase the income of the city, increase local jobs, and provide consumers with daily necessities, affordable prices. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. Hans Ho, Antioch Resident Planning Commission Meeting, May 19, 2010

Save money. Live better.

For more information or questions, please call 1-800-630-9226.


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