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Truancy could spell j-a-i-l for parents by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

So you signed the kids out for a midweek trip to Disneyland. What’s the big deal if your middle schooler takes a mental health day or skips class for some quality time with grandma? Occasionally taking your child out of school certainly doesn’t make them truants. Or does it? “Every district deals with truancy issues and it’s no different here,” said Excelsior Middle School Principal Charles Miller. “But we do have very tight procedures on campus and work closely with the families to keep (attendance) on track.” Truancy – especially in the elementary and middle schools, where attendance is parent driven – is an ongoing problem in East County, where hundreds of thousands of school-directed dollars each year are lost to absenteeism. And because the state no longer differentiates between excused and unexcused absences – districts are paid only for those students who show up for class – keeping kids in the classroom is a top priority. “If we could improve attendance by even 1 percent, that would bring a significant amount of money to the district,” said Jan Steed, director of student services for the Brentwood Union School District. “But it’s not just about the money. The fact is that we see kids struggling with reading, writing and math. How can we expect them to succeed if they are missing too much school? We want

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Empty desks are a sign of a growing truancy problem in classrooms throughout East County. kids to be in school so they can learn and have all the opportunities available to them.” Antioch schoolteacher and parent Lisa McBride agreed, but said the fantasy often differs from the reality: “I don’t know what the truancy rate is here (in the Antioch Unified School District) but I know it is high because the district keeps asking us to do more and more to encourage incentives for students to come to school. As a parent, my kids miss school for illness only, but sadly that is not always the case.” Greg Hetrick, principal at Delta Vista Middle School in Oakley, sees truancy in his district as an ongoing concern. “We (Oakley Union School District) lose about $300,000

a year in absences,” said Hetrick. “Getting kids to school is something that we take for granted, and unfortunately in some households it’s the exception, not the rule.” So far this year, Hetrick has conducted at least a dozen home visits – knocking on doors, rousting parents and children out of bed, and in some cases actually picking up and driving students to school. “Sure, I’ve brought kids to school,” said Hetrick. “I had one student I called who had missed their ride to school, and mom was home but without a car, and public transportation had already left. So I said, ‘I’ll be there in 15 minutes’ and went and picked them up. Sometimes circumstances get in the way of

attendance and we reach out to do what we can to help.” Some, however, support a less kind and gentle approach to truancy. Take for example, Senate Bill 1317, which would make truancy a misdemeanor and allow parents to be fined and/or serve jail time if their student is a chronic absentee. Under the California Education Code, a student missing more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year must be classified as a truant. SB 1317 takes it a step further and proposes that parents of children who miss more than 10 percent of the school year be fined up to $2,000 and/or serve as much as a year in prison. Too severe? No, according to McBride. “I think truancy needs to hit the parent where it hurts,” she said. “I would support either jail time or the fine, and as a teacher I would also support it. At the elementary level it’s not the child’s choice whether or not they come to school. It’s the parent’s job, and they should be held responsible.” But Steed hopes such measures would not become necessary. Steed also serves as the chairperson for the East County chapter of SARB (Student Attendance Review Board), a nationwide program that works to assist families in achieving prompt, consistent attendance. She believes that through outreach and positive communication with see Truancy page 22A


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Anna Marie Fletchero performs during the ninth annual Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz Festival last weekend.

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Penny Coss, 6, works to create a likeness of her pet Shih Tzu in clay.

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Thousands celebrate Art, Wine and Jazz by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

A Friday night windstorm flipped a dozen canopies set up for the ninth annual Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz Festival last weekend, but because the artists had yet to arrive, no damage was done to the art. By Sunday afternoon, it was the organizers, artists and visitors who were flipping over the two-day event. “By far, this is the most successful festival in its history,” an exhausted but smiling Brentwood Art Society President Jack Gaughan said as the event drew to a close Sunday. “It has become a full, family fun event. And some of the merchants are going crazy over how much business they’ve done.”

Thousands of people enjoyed a leisurely stroll amid the paintings, sculpture, jewelry and information booths, sipping wine or beer and enjoying foot-tapping jazz emanating from the venue’s two stages. With City Park closed for the construction of the new civic center downtown, the festival was moved to the Streets of Brentwood. “I like the activities and everything, but the location is the best thing,” said Brentwood resident Matt Brown. The activities this year included an expanded palette of things for children. The Kids Hands-on Activities area featured watercolor painting, tile decorating and dancing. They made and played musical instruments and sculpted their whimsies out of clay under the guidance of Brentwood resident and

Berkeley-based ceramicist Michael Grejsen. “She’s learning techniques of how to stick things together,” said Brentwood’s Susan Coss as her 6-year-old granddaughter, Penny, crafted a Shih Tzu. “At this age they have no fear (of trying new things). They enjoy this festival so much, we come every year. This is so wonderful for our community.” In the center of the festival, sand sculptors Bill Rose and Larry Safady, regulars at the Art, Wine and Jazz Festival as well as the CornFest, created a 10-foot-tall castle surrounded by a mermaid and other sea creatures. Asked when the sculpture would be finished, Rose responded, “Great art is never finished, it’s just abandoned.” Much of the art created at the event wasn’t abandoned, however. “As someone

said earlier, can you imagine how many refrigerators will have an original piece of art on them tonight?” Gaughan said, beaming. On Saturday, the Society honored its Artist of the Year, Ron Beatty. Beatty, whose work was displayed at the Festival, lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. Also on display was the work of hundreds of students, whose creations were posted on fences lining the sidewalks and capturing the attention and admiration of passersby. “There was one piece of surrealism, done by a middle school kid, that blew me away,” said Mitch Wagner of Stockton. “If you asked me when I was that age, I probably would have guessed that Sir Realism was a knight in shining armor.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Writers put on Game face September’s Open Mic Night, sponsored by the Brentwood Writers, will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 at The Game in downtown Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction, or any other creative work – is welcome. Participants are encouraged to

bring any work on any subject whether it’s their own or that of another writer, as long as it’s neither insulting nor abusive. Everyone is invited, whether performing or listening and enjoying. The event, hosted by Diane Lando and Kati

Short, is free and open to the public. Brentwood Writers is an adjunct of the Brentwood Art Society and the Brentwood Library. The Game is located at 235 Oak St. For more information, email shortkati@yahoo.com or call 925634-6655.

Marsh Creek Road Fishing 101 closed until December Marsh Creek Road between the State Route 4 Bypass and Camino Diablo Road is currently closed for construction through Nov. 30. As part of the Trilogy subdivision development, Shea Homes, must complete the connection of Vineyards Parkway to Marsh Creek Road. Shea has requested the closure of Marsh Creek Road in order to expedite the improvements to limit the inconvenience to residents and motorists. Detours are in place to re-route travelers along the Bypass, Walnut Boulevard and Camino Diablo Road.

Bash from page 5A Karlberg said the plan for the schoolhouse is to restore it to its original state, complete with blackboards, period-style desks and a coal-burning stove, which provided heat in the winter. “We are going to completely overhaul the schoolhouse to bring it back to its glory days,” Karlberg said. “When we’re done with it, it’ll look just as it did in the 1890s. And hopefully, with support from the community, our barbecue event will be a great success and we’ll be able to start the renova-

The City of Oakley Recreation Division is offering a free Fishing Seminar on Saturday, Sept. 4, geared to women and children who’d like to learn about the fascinating sport of fishing. The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and cover equipment, bait, techniques and how to cook your catch. This is an ideal opportunity for kids to get ready for the annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby on Sept. 18. For more information or to register for both the Fishing Seminar and the Fishing Derby, call the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041.

tions by the end of the year.” The barbecue will feature live music, food served up by the Brentwood Rotary and a luscious tomato salad provided by Smith Family Farms. The event will also feature museum tours and a raffle. “This is going to be a good time for all,” Karlberg said. “I’m a city girl, so it’s wonderful to see what the community does to keep its history intact. People are donating all kinds of things to help create an overall picture of this area’s history so that children for many years to come will be able

to understand and appreciate the heritage of this community.” The East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum is located at 3890 Sellers Ave. on the Knightsen/Brentwood border. Barbecue tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat free. There is no charge for museum tours, but donations are welcome. The barbecue runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12. For more information, call Jody Merriam at 925-240-0288 or e-mail jmerriam7103@sbcglobal.net. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Learning Boat Speak There is a simple but inescapable truth when stepping aboard anything that floats: Landlubbers and mariners have different definitions for simple words and gear. Two of my biggest peeves on boats are referring to “ropes and bumpers.” To be clear, ropes are used to tie ON THE a load bound for the dump and a bumper is ATER the hard chrome plated appendage on the same pickup truck protecting your radiator from calamity. Please, on a vessel they are “lines and fenders.” Some might CAPT. JON question: who really BLOOM cares? While on a boat, referring to the right and left side is not really wrong; however, the terms “starboard” and “port” leave no ambiguity as to orientation of the observer. They are clear and concise. Like the specialized terminology of many other professions, nautical terms are rooted deep in tradition and history. Even recreational boaters can benefit from what I call Boat Speak. Using recognized terms gives us the means of accurate communication. It is a common language that unites all mariners throughout the world. Think about your own professional or other leisure-time affiliations, where meaning is conveyed in many seemingly obscure words often misunderstood as pretension by outsiders. If

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you aren’t really in the know, trying to fake it is obvious to anyone within earshot. Beyond avoiding embarrassment, use of recognized Boat Speak avoids the potential for miscommunication when docking, rafting up, anchoring out, navigating or responding to an emergency. “Make fast a bow line to the starboard cleat” leaves nothing open to interpretation and no explanation is necessary if your crew is also bilingual. Granted, on smaller boats you can get away doing everything yourself without much communication, or by pointing and using words like “thingy.” Boat Speak is not critical. Consider broadening your boating to a yacht charter in Washington’s San Juan Islands, or maybe the Caribbean. Boat Speak is the first indication of your knowledge and experience during the check-out ride. In addition, docking a 40-footer in a crosswind requires quick decisions and fast action. A common language makes this possible with your crew. My kids all get the Captain Speak first, followed by the interpretation if necessary. You’d be surprised how quickly your “crew” will pick it up if it’s used consistently. Should an emergency occur, Boat Speak makes communication with the Coast Guard (VHF Ch.16) or Sheriff’s Dispatch (925-3834904) efficient. For example, conveying your position decisively and accurately will get help on its way sooner, often when response time is crucial. Always know where you are – both the body of water being traveled see Boat Speak page 21A

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Brentwood Union School District students are ready to run – or walk – to raise money for their schools during the inaugural Brentwood Run For Fun’ds, scheduled for Sept. 11.

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Ready to Run For Fun’ds by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Kids don’t normally associate running with fun, but next week students in the Brentwood Union School District will be lacing up their shoes for a good cause. The inaugural Brentwood Run For Fun’ds is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, and there is still plenty of time to sign up to participate. This district-wide event, put together with help from all of the district parents’ clubs, is a community effort to raise money to support BUSD’s eight schools in response to recent budget cuts. BUSD Superintendent Merrill Grant is inspired by the effort the parents have put forth to get this event off the ground. “This grassroots approach is very timely,” Grant said. “With all the news about the budget

cuts, folks were asking themselves, ‘What can we do to help?’ and this Run For Fun’ds is a great way to raise money while having fun at the same time. “It’s rare to have a district-wide fundraiser like this, but this is a win-win situation. We’ll be raising money for our schools while getting the kids outside to participate in a healthy activity. Brentwood Run For Fun’ds Committee Co-chair Leann Weibert said the event has evolved into a walk-a-thon rather than a 5K run. “At first, we thought a run would be a good way to get people out to support the schools, But we wanted an event that anyone can participate in, so the event is a walk. But you’re welcome to run if you see Fun’ds page 21A

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Having a blast with American history by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

“I’m about to make some noise,” declared historian Roy Wells as students at Edna Hill Middle School let out a collective OMG gasp. It’s not every day a man comes to campus with a gun and isn’t tackled by police officers. As Wells aimed his 18th-century British Brown Bess, loaded with a blank, the silent crowd of students and teachers covered their ears awaiting the roar of the blast, but no one anticipated the magnitude of the “pop” that could be heard throughout campus. Earlier this year, Wells treated the eighth-grade Bobcats to a discussion about the Civil War,. But this time around he was talking to a new group of students about the nitty-gritty of what really happened during the American War of Independence in the 1770s. “How many of you think history is the dullest subject they teach you in school?” Wells asked prior to his presentation. As nearly every hand in the crowd of approximately 100 students quickly shot into the air, Wells nodded in agreement. “I know. I know,” Wells told the students. “But it’s not history that’s boring. Our history is filled with adventure. It’s the way the state asks your teachers to teach history that is the dull part. If I had to learn about history from a textbook that just listed dates and important events, I’d be bored too.” So rather than bore the students, Wells, dressed in eraappropriate attire, discussed the little-known facts about the Revolution, such as what type of weapons were used by the Americans and the British, how female spies were used to gain information from the British and why the French really got involved in the war. To explain what soldiers’ lives were like, Wells dressed student volunteers in authentic clothing from the period and

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Roy Wells, left, discharges an 18th-century British Brown Bess for students at Edna Hill Middle School. Above, he demonstrates how frontiersmen scalped British soldiers during the American War of Independence. explained all the various items a particular soldier would have on his person at any given time. And the volunteers got to feel it as Wells strapped them down with cartridge boxes and haversacks. While the demonstration was an eye-opener for students, history teacher Phil Rodriquez said the students were most excited about the presentation’s conclusion: the firing of muskets. “The kids, in general, thought his insight was interesting and were particularly fascinated by his firing of the rifles,” he said. “The sound they produced was a shock to many. I reminded my class that these rifles and muskets were being fired a couple hundred at a time. Could they imagine that? That debunks a lot of what Hollywood feeds us as reality.” Debunking Hollywood’s portrayal of history is one of the main reasons Wells takes his historical presentations throughout the Bay Area – a task he undertakes voluntarily without monetary compensation. He is simply gratified knowing that kids are experiencing history beyond textbooks.

Edna Hill Principal Kirsten Jobb agreed. While students will remember the sound of the gun fire or the scalping demonstration, in which one of their peers bravely stood in as a model while Wells explained how the procedure was conducted and why, Jobb hopes that students will understand what a privilege it is to experience Wells’ presentations. “I’m not sure if it’s really sunk in for most of the students, but it is such an honor for Roy to share his time with us. For free no less,” Jobb said. “For as much information and authenticity he brings to his presentations, we’d never be able to afford him, so we’re really lucky to have him. I just hope that kids absorb this material and rethink how they feel about history. A lot of the sixth- and seventh-graders are already looking forward to seeing the presentation when they’re eighth-graders. So it’s great to see the students excited about learning.” For more information about Wells’ history presentations, visit his Web site at www.historywell.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Happy headgear ayla Pakulski, Katelin Mathews and the rest of the thirdgrade classes at Timber Point Elementary recently doffed their favorite headgear in celebration of Lucky Hat Day. The campus event was inspired by the popular story “Lost and Found” by Mark Teague. The tale relates the experience of some students who get lost in the Lost and Found bin at school while searching for their friend’s lucky hat. We’re happy to report that no thirdgraders were lost in the retelling of the story.

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Plant could power more jobs, money by Dave Roberts Staff Writer City officials are looking forward to the construction of a new power plant on Wilbur Avenue, not only for the construction and operational jobs that will be created but also for the $1.7 million, perhaps more, that Mirant Corporation officials have pledged to contribute to Antioch’s government in exchange for the city’s support for the project. “They have already been very, very generous to our community, and we look forward to them starting construction,” said Councilwoman Martha Parsons. “It’s very eco-friendly and it will be a peaker plant – so it will kick in when the wind stops (generating electricity at wind turbines). We are looking forward to the construction jobs and the people they will hire when they come.” The natural-gas-fired, 760-megawatt Marsh Landing Generating Station was approved last week by the California Energy Commission (CEC). Construction is scheduled to start later this year, with commercial

operation beginning in the summer of 2013. It will be on a 27-acre site next to Mirant’s existing power plant, which features a large smokestack. “By ensuring that this natural gas facility met all appropriate environmental, regulatory and technical concerns, the Commission determined the energy needs of the Bay Area will be balanced with protecting the local environment,” wrote CEC Vice Chair James Boyd in a press release. A year ago Mirant officials brought their proposal to the Antioch City Council for its support, although the site on Wilbur Avenue is actually outside of Antioch’s city limits and under county control. The focus of the council’s discussion was the $1.7 million that company officials pledged to donate to Antioch for community benefits, most of which would be doled out in the first few years of the plant’s operation. Councilman Brian Kalinowski said he appreciated the offer, but felt it would be inadequate compensation for a plant that could be in operation for 50 years. “I’m not trying to

say, ‘Shame on you for $1.7 million,’” he said. “But if we polled everybody in the audience, they would say, ‘For 30 to 50 years, that’s a hell of a bargain.’” Kalinowski asked Mirant California President John Chillemi to commit to increasing that amount. Chillemi responded that he didn’t have the authority to make that commitment on his own, but added, “We have an existing business here and we have shown a corporate commitment. But with this type of investment … I would anticipate stepping up to the community even more so.” Councilman Reggie Moore encouraged him to follow through on that, saying, “Mirant’s been a good partner in this community on educational issues, the library and other things. It would be wonderful to see you folks continue to show the corporate commitment that you have always shown. Particularly in these tough times, we are looking to our partnerships with the corporate world to help bridge this (funding) gap.” The new plant would be located next to PG&E’s new Gateway Generating Station.

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Honored at the Fair Members of Knightsen 4-H celebrated a victory at the California State Fair last month, where the Contra Costa County display received the Silver Award in the Counties Exhibit Competition. Thirty counties competed to showcase their most unique attributes. Knightsen 4-H leader and County Booth Coordinator Deborah Spinola designed the Contra Costa booth, top photo, to reflect the county’s rich agricultural heritage, from fresh fruits and vegetables to fine wines. In keeping with the county’s

tradition of environmental sustainability, Spinola said all the materials used in the display were recycled, reused, borrowed or donated. Above,from left are California Exhibition and State Fair Chairman Gilbert Albiani, California Exhibition and State Fair board member Amparo Pérez-Cook, Knightsen 4-H members Hayley Metzler, Victoria Spinola, Kyle Metzler, Celine Spinola and Savannah Spinola along with Vice Chair Cornelius Gallagher and Board Member Kathleen Nakase.

LUHSD gets $237K grant The Liberty Union High School District has been notified that it will receive $237,138 over three years to provide a Tobacco Use Prevention and Education (TUPE) Program that will reach every student in the district. Funding from the California Department of Education will provide classroom materials, professional development, and supplies for tobacco education and prevention activities at school and in the community. The district will engage the elementary schools, community and faith-based organizations, and business partners to participate in the TUPE program to provide alternatives to tobacco use – such as

physical activity, artwork, music, other creative endeavors and community service. “I am pleased for our students, especially during these challenging economic times, that we will be able to provide this program to educate them about the real dangers of tobacco use,” said LUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Gene Clare. “Funds will be used to strengthen their decision-making skills, build character assets and learn about positive alternatives to using tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.” – Contributed by Sarah Singrin To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Time to think outside the school box The drive along Sellers Avenue and Delta Road is among the more scenic in East County as you pass by farmland, orchards, goats, horses, produce stands and quaint farmhouses. Unfortunately, these roads, like almost all rural roads in the area, are narrow and without shoulders, making them DITORIAL potentially dangerous to drive on and definitely dangerous to walk or bicycle on. The potentially unsafe roads and three railroad track crossings nearby make the 76-acre area at Sellers and Delta roads a spot that wouldn’t come to mind as a good place for a 2,200-student high school. Yet that has been the Liberty Union High School District’s plan for the past five years. Naturally, concerns have been raised about student

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LETTERS Matchless manager Editor: Thank you for the article “Jakel looking at the silver lining” in the Aug. 27 edition of the Antioch Press. As an 11-year Antioch resident, I feel fortunate that we have a city manager of the caliber of Jim Jakel. I appreciate the experience and common sense that he brings to the job. I am grateful for his courage in making difficult choices in these tough fiscal times and for his honesty and clear communication about what we do to keep our great city on the right track. Thanks for all the hard work, Jim. Carole Harrison Antioch

Congrats to construction pros Editor: While The Brentwood Press often covers the many contributions made by our community’s working men and women, I hope that (on) Labor Day, we can highlight the efforts of a particular group that sometimes goes unnoticed – the construction industry’s craft professionals. Construction is one of our nation’s

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largest industries. The evidence of its size and scope is all around us – our industry’s professionals build the schools, hospitals, offices, churches, restaurants, highways, sports arenas and other venues that make our communities unique. We celebrate Labor Day as the symbolic end of summer. But for some, Labor Day is often associated with labor unions. However, it is a day to honor all workers, regardless of labor affiliation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 14.5 percent of the nation’s construction workers currently choose to join a labor union, while 85.5 percent work in an openshop, free-enterprise environment, and these craft professionals provide quality, affordable work every day to the American people. So on this Labor Day, let’s remember to thank all construction craft professionals, regardless of labor affiliation, whose hard work building America each day improves all our lives. Sid Slatter Chairman, Associated Builders and Contractors Golden Gate Chapter Livermore

Editor: At our local Heritage High School in Brentwood there is a new school rule being strictly enforced that requires each child to wear around their neck a large high school identification card (with photo and personal student ID number fully displayed) attached to a lanyard. These photo IDs and lanyards must be worn every day, all day long, while students are on campus. If they are caught not wearing their photo ID and lanyard, they are punished. They get one warning, and if they are caught again, they are given detention. Multiple infractions lead to even more serious punishments, including suspension. The school says the new rule protects students by making it more difficult for nonstudents to enter the campus, or for quick identification in case of a medical emergency. I believe this rule is an infraction against students’ rights to privacy. I also believe that this school rule goes against students’ civil liberties, including the right to be protected under the law against unreasonable search and seizure, and even false imprisonment. (False imprisonment is the restraint of

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someone without justification or consent.) I believe students should be allowed to carry their student IDs in their wallets, and that students should have to show their IDs to campus authorities only if there is justifiable cause to do so. Students should not be required to publicly display their name, photo and personal student identification number all day, every day while attending public high school. This is not the military or a prison. Students should not be “getting carded” daily on campus. School administrators should be concentrating on educating the children, not on policing them for “breaking a rule” that is clearly unconstitutional to begin with. I also believe that the lanyards could have the potential to actually cause harm to students if they are worn or used improperly. I hope that parents will write or call the principals and administrators of our Brentwood schools and let them know that we need to protect our childrens’ identities and protect their civil rights and civil liberties. Let’s get this new law stricken from the rule books and get our students’ IDs back into their wallets, where they belong. Laura Phillips Brentwood

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Aug. 21, 2:42 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, a subject was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 21, 6:36 a.m. A vehicle was towed from a no-parking zone on First Street at Oak Street. Aug. 21, 2:23 p.m. On Minnesota Avenue at Central Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. Aug. 21, 3:19 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was removed from Brookdale Drive at Weatherly Court. Aug. 21, 6:05 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Maple Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of suspected PCP. A passenger was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Both were arrested. Aug. 21, 11:50 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Lone Tree Way, a driver collided with another driver, rolled over several times and left the roadway, sustaining fatal injuries. Aug. 22, 3:30 a.m. On Balfour Road, two subjects found to be intoxicated and unable to care for their own safety were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 22, 10:04 a.m. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked on Balfour Road. Aug. 22, 11:07 a.m. On Orchard Drive, two subjects in a dating relationship were involved in an argument. Aug. 22, 11:22 a.m. A vehicle stolen in Pittsburg was recovered on Saddle Creek Court at O’Hara Avenue. The vehicle was returned to its owner. Aug. 22, 12:34 p.m. On Central Boulevard, an unidentified person forcibly removed several metal balls in order to prevent skateboarding along planter boxes. Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m. A subject observed stealing property from a vehicle parked on Wildflower Loop was found in possession of items stolen from a previous residential burglary. He was arrested and released to his parent on a Juvenile Affidavit.

LOGS Aug. 22, 8:28 p.m. A bicycle was discovered in front of a residence on Chaparral Drive. Aug. 22, 10:30 p.m. A subject who attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at a business on Sand Creek Road was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Aug. 23, midnight A subject contacted a resident of Chamomile Lane by phone in violation of restraining order. Aug. 23, 5:22 p.m. An unidentified person stole checks from the mailbox of a residence on Corte Vista Street. Aug. 23, 11:32 p.m. On Balfour Road at Summerset Drive, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license. A passenger was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. The driver was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. The passenger was cited and released on a Notice To Appear. Aug. 24, 10:33 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Nancy Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving without a license. A passenger, who was found to have an outstanding warrant, was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Aug. 24, 2:31 p.m. On American Avenue, a subject who stole a cellular phone out of a backpack was released on a Juvenile Affidavit. Aug. 24, 4:04 p.m. On Thomas Road, a subject was served with a restraining order and surrendered his firearms to police officers. Aug. 24, 5:10 p.m. An unidentified person stole a handgun from the trunk of a vehicle parked on Oak Street. Aug. 24, 6:17 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting was released on a Promise To Appear. Aug. 24, 6:19 p.m. An unidentified person broke three ground lights and cut wires to one electrical box on Villa Terrace at Dainty Avenue. Aug. 24, 11:23 p.m. On Chestnut Street, a suspect in an ongoing investigation who

gave false identification and was found to have an outstanding warrant was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Aug. 20, 8:45 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department were dispatched to a Bay Area hospital where a 4-year-old boy had been transported via helicopter suffering from a traumatic brain injury. The boy was placed into a medically induced coma while a portion of his skull was removed in order to alleviate the swelling of his brain. The boy had been in the care of his mother’s boyfriend, 28-yearold Aaron Handy, on Peppertree Way in Antioch when the injury occurred. When the mother returned and found her child unresponsive, Handy tried to persuade her not to call 911 for him. Handy then fled her home. The Antioch Police Department’s investigation suggests that the injury was not an accident. On Aug. 25, APD detectives located Handy at a residence in Stockton. He confessed to injuring the boy out of anger and was arrested and booked on charges of felony child abuse. He is currently being held in Contra Costa County. The County District Attorney’s Office will review the case and make a filing decision. Those with information regarding the case should call Detective Robert Green at 925-779-6932. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police. OAKLEY Aug. 16 – Incidents of battery were reported on the 2000 block of Main Street and the 5400 block of Jersey Island Road. Aug. 16 – Petty thefts occurred on the 100 block of Century Way and the 2400 block of Main Street. Aug. 17 – A vehicle was stolen on Sauterne Way at Sherry Circle. Aug. 17 – Vehicles were towed from Sauterne Way at Sherry Circle and from Live Oak Avenue at Main Street. Aug. 17 – An arrest warrant was served on

Aug. 22, 12:34 p.m., Brentwood Live Oak Avenue at Nut Tree Lane. Aug. 17 – Sexual battery was reported on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Aug. 17 – Vandalism occurred on the 100 block of Amador Avenue, the 1000 block of Covered Wagon Drive and the 100 block of Pioneer Court. Aug. 18 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on Hill Avenue at Main Street. Aug. 18 – On the 1100 block of O’Hara Avenue, subjects were found in possession of drugs. Aug. 18 – On the 2500 block of Main Street, a subject was found in violation of probation. Aug. 18 – An unlicensed driver was stopped on Main Street at Laurel Road. Aug. 18 – Vehicle accidents with property damage occurred on the 4300 block of Redwood Drive and on Elm Lane at Neroly Road. Aug. 18 – An arrest warrant was served on the 2500 block of Main Street. Aug. 18 – Domestic battery was reported on the 100 block of Douglas Road. Aug. 18 – Vandalism occurred on the 1500 block of Gamay Circle and the 3500 block of Main Street. Aug. 19 – A subject was found in possession of drug paraphernalia on the 1500 block of Wildcat Way. Aug. 19 – On the 1300 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Aug. 19 – An incident of credit card fraud was reported on the 100 block of Amador Court. Aug. 19 – Petty theft occurred on the 2000 block of Main Street. Aug. 20 – A subject on the 1000 block of Neroly Road was found in possession of drugs. Aug. 20 – A subject on the 1500 block of Port Way was found to be under the influence of drugs. Aug. 20 – Subjects on Main Street at Neroly Road, on West Cypress Road at Rose Avenue, on Big Break Road at Main Street and on Dutch Slough Road at Jersey Island Road were arrested for DUI. Aug. 20 – Grand theft of vehicle parts occurred on the 400 block of Almondtree Circle.

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The End of the Appreciation Game The New Great Investment

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by Joan Grimes, Esq. Yesterday, I was talking to a new homeowner. The homeowner has a very good job and he was telling me that he was so happy to get the house and he knew it would be a great investment with the market being down. The house had all the bells and whistles. As I was trying to process his comment, I calculated that he had just paid approximately 40 times the average rental cost of the house. I realized then and there that we have learned very little in the last 2 years about what constitutes a Great Investment. So maybe I am just talking to myself, but here is my thinking about a “Great Investment.” 1. Invest In Yourself. We all came to this show without a dime and we are all leaving the same way. Be a life-long learner. The average person will have 3 careers in their lifetime and we will need training for each of them. Training does not fall out a tree and it is not usually easy. New is uncomfortable at first because it is new. 2. Saving for retirement is your Best investment. Max out your retirement plan, IRA etc and it will be the best tax shelter you can have in this lifetime. Money in the bank is money you can use to buy groceries. Until we figure out a way to eat sheetrock, I am going to recommend saving the first 10% of all gross income for retirement. Never ever use your retirement savings to get out of debt or for curing a default on a mortgage. Retirement savings are protected in Bankruptcy. 3. A home is Shelter, not an investment. An investment is something other than the roof over your head that you buy and sell in order to make money. Your home should be the least of your investments with the majority of your money in diversified funds for retirement. If you are going to buy shelter, make sure you can pay it off before you retire or make sure the Purchase Price/Rent ratio is 10 or less. If the ratio is less than 10, we can be fairly confident that if you needed to sell, there

will be a market for the property. Anything over 10, you are back in the appreciation game. 4. Cut Your Losses. If you are not saving for retirement, what are your prospects for savings? Can you pay off your credit card bills in the next 12 months? If you own a house, do you have a fixed rate mortgage that you can payoff by the time you retire? Is your house worth what you owe against it? I am convinced that the truly smart people realize that “Life is the Graceful Execution of Plan B”. The appreciation game is over and the smart people are moving forward as though it was always the Plan. Maybe they didn’t win in the end, but they are not going to be stuck permanently in a game that is over. If you are having financial problems, seek legal counsel. You did not make this real estate appreciation game or the credit card meltdown. There are serious personal liability and tax consequence of a short sale and foreclosure. Make sure you understand your legal rights prior to undertaking either a short sale or allowing your property to be foreclosed. Do not lose sleep and your sanity worrying about financial problems. Help is available to you just like it was to the Bank, Investment Companies and the Insurance Companies. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. © 2010 Joan M. Grimes. 8660 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, Brentwood, California 94513 (925) 323-7772 – Advertisement

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tudents from Pioneer Elementary and Bristow Middle School in Brentwood sold lemonade and Kool-Aid to thirsty soccer fans at The Streets of Brentwood soccer fields recently. The students raised more than $100 for local toddler Lily Anna Quiles, who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Special thanks to Zack Harris and EDYSL Soccer for allowing the students to sell on the fields.

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Back to Church, barbecue On Sunday, Sept. 12, the Family Worship Center, 161 Sand Creek Road, Suite A in Brentwood, celebrates National Back to Church Sunday. The day is also the ninth anniversary of the church’s founding, and its annual Friends Day. Sunday services are held at 9 and 11

a.m. Children’s Church meets in Suite E. On Sept. 12, immediately following the 11 a.m. service, the community is invited to attend a Family Barbecue, featuring food, fellowship, games, a giant slide and blowups. For additional details, visit www. familyworshipconnect.com.


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In memoriam A memorial gathering will be held for Byron resident Steve Hammond, who passed away Aug. 16. The gathering will take place Saturday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Tom’s Antiques on Main Street in Byron.

nightsen residents are invited to check out the town’s newly renovated park and get better acquainted with their neighbors at the Knightsen in the Park event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school-community social features music, tours of the historic caboose and a special surprise activity for the kids. Pizza and a beverage will be available for $3; snow cones for $1. All proceeds go to the Knightsen School sports program. Right, Bill Daigre of Brentwood Hand Car Wash polishes up the resident caboose in preparation for the big event.

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Shortly After a Short Sale… …what happens? When can I purchase a home again? How long will it affect my credit? Is it worse than a foreclosure? Can the bank come after me for the difference between the sales price and my current loan? These questions according to Professor Wachter, a real estate and finance professor at the Wharton School of Business, are “the kind of conversation that’s going on at cocktail parties, at swimming pools.” Okay, maybe not swimming pools in the middle of our record setting cool summer season, but come on, you know where I’m going with this. Yahoo “short selling my home” and over 509,000,000 results appear, 1.7x the 186,000,000 results you receive when searching “NFL preseason.” It’s a fact short sales are on the minds of the people, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has taken notice. Earlier this year the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) re-wrote – and actually created based on current market circumstances – their borrower eligibility guidelines for short-sellers looking to once again own a home. These changes went into effect immediately, and for any past homeowner that has gone through a short-sale, these changes are huge! If you stayed current on every bill you had – including your mortgage for the last twelve months – while going

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Fun’ds from page 8A like,” said Weibert. While participants are encouraged to collect donations and pledges, there will also be activities the day of the event designed to raise additional funds. “We want everyone to know that their principals will be in the dunk tank ready for the students to dunk them,” Weibert added. “We think that will bring a lot of people out.” While the principals get soaked for charity, there will also be bounce houses, the Tumble Time Bus, face painting, hair accessorizing, bowling, putting, a football toss and a milk moustache contest, among other activities. Those registered to participate in the event get an all-access pass, and an activities-only bracelet for non-runners is available for $5. Advance registration fees are $15 for adults and $10 for BUSD students and teachers; registration the day of the event is $20 for adults and $15 for BUSD students and teachers. Participants will be treated to a free

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pancake breakfast courtesy of the Brentwood Rotary Club. Applications can be found at school and district offices, or online at www. brentwoodschoolrunforfunds.org. According to Garin Elementary firstgrade teacher Kris Newton, “Although the Garin staff is feeling the crunch of the budget crisis … we are keeping our kids first and keeping things running smoothly for the students.” Bristow Middle School Assistant Principal Jon Ovick said the school has formed an after-school run club to help students prepare for the event, and as an incentive to the students, the class who signs up the most participants will earn a prize. The Brentwood Run For Fun’ds will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the field between Garin and Edna Hill schools. For more information, call Weibert at 925-392-8066 or visit www.brentwoodschoolrunforfunds.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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High School from page 1A tifying essential facilities for life safety as well as the cost, the timing. “At the last meeting we were told that there were some issues that came up with the bond, and the EIR would be put on hold indefinitely until the bond could be resolved. When the board knew the bond was good, the meetings would resume. We thought there was still a collaborative effort going on. We didn’t know that the band broke up. We didn’t know that the school board was going to be taking action tonight. “Our main concern is that … there’s still significant public safety issues that have not been resolved. We feel they need to resolved before the EIR can be certified. Secondly, we feel that the solutions have not been fully explored. In the collaborative effort there was progress but there wasn’t a solution, and it got cut short. So we feel the solutions haven’t been explored. Finally, we feel we did not receive the required notice of this meeting, which would have allowed us to more fully analyze where the school board is at and to have meaningful comments. We are respectfully requesting that the board continue action so that solutions can be found.” After the meeting Willis said, “We’re pleased that they are going to continue, so that we can continue to explore some solutions to these problems. Public safety is really, really important. And being able to get the kids and staff to school safely, that needs to be figured out.” Spinelli echoed her view, saying, “I’m pleased that they postponed their decision. I was really surprised that they did that. The kids’ safety is the most important part – with the railroad tracks around there, the propane tanks, the farming that continues to go on. There are more suitable sites out there. We

Truancy from page 3A parents, truancy can be solved through less dramatic means. “I’m always hesitant to be punitive,” said Steed. “And the goal of SARB is to provide intervention services to families, and it is successful. Sometimes it’s just a matter of providing transportation or buying someone an alarm clock. I had one little guy this year who wasn’t getting to school and mom worked and he lived too far away to walk, so the community was able to get together and buy him a bike. SARB is an opportunity to bring all our resources together, and really it

just need to look for them. Like Mr. Barr said, times have changed in the last five years, and we need to adjust with those changes and go forward.” The main challenge with the 76-acre site is providing safe access to it along two-lane rural roads with no shoulders. Sellers Avenue and Delta Road in front of the high school will be widened and a signal light put in at that intersection and improvements made at several nearby intersections and the three nearby railroad crossings. But it’s likely that many students will still be walking and bicycling to and from school without the benefit of sidewalks as a buffer between them and passing cars. And some students will be crossing railroad tracks. The ad-hoc committee has discussed providing safer paths and trails in the area as well as finding ways to reduce flooding in the school site’s storm water runoff area. Barr said in a phone interview Tuesday that the East Cypress Road corridor, where thousands of houses are planned to be built and the road improved with sidewalks, would be a better location for the high school. “The school should be closer to those improvements and the homes those students would be traveling from,” he said. Five years ago, when the economy was booming, developers had optioned much of that land. But now sites along the corridor may be available, he said. As a result, development fees would help pay for the necessary road and other infrastructure improvements, instead of adding those costs to a bond measure to build the fourth high school. Barr said the other significant change in the last five years is that the rate of student enrollment growth has decreased from 12 percent per year to 3 percent, reducing the urgency for a new high school. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

is the last chance before it becomes a juvenile law problem. Regardless, school officials and educators alike agree that getting students to school and keeping them in the classroom remains job one. “Our goal is to have 97 percent attendance or better,” said Hetrick. “When kids are younger they are dying to get to school and then as they get older it becomes a little different. Going to school is a learned behavior and it’s our job to make sure the lesson gets taught.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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ntioch brought home another of its own from Iraq last weekend: Staff Sgt. Nick Sponseller of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. The Warrior Watch Riders surprised him at Applebee’s and provided a noisy, flag-flying escort to his home and the customary East County Military Families and Friends pageantry. A surprise participant was John Whitaker, 60th Special Forces, U.S. Air Force, who also just returned from Iraq. He heard about Nick’s planned welcome and traveled to Antioch from Suisun to be there. That’s John on the left and Nick on the right. Thanks and welcome home, guys! If you know of a service member returning home, call 925-628-2201 to arrange a free escort.

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Diablo Water District (DWD) Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing during its Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 on the following matter: The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to present and accept comment on the Triennial Report of Public Health Goals for the DWD Water System. The report is required pursuant to Section 116470 of the California Health and Safety Code. A copy of the report is available for inspection at DWD’s office, 2107 Main St. Oakley. Written statements in favor or in opposition to this matter may be filed with Diablo Water District 2107 Main St. (P.O.Box 127) Oakley, Ca. 94561 at any time prior to the hearing. All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforementioned hearing and to be heard thereon. If you have a special accommodation needs to attend the meeting, please provide at least two (2) working days notice prior to the meeting by calling Christine Belleci at (925) 625-0588. Mike Yeraka, General Manager Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Date: September 3, 2010


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Different kind of fencing in Oakley by Michael Dixon Correspondent

When most Oakleyites think about fencing, they’re more than likely focused on their back or side yard. But a sportier kind of fencing has come to the city in the form of a class taught by Robert Tabacco of Concord’s Swordplay Fencing Academy. Tabacco, who has engaged in swordplay for more than 20 years, sees a lot of good in children learning how to duel. “It is a very, very good game,” he said. “It has a lot of history and it has a lot of drama in it too, because it’s not the biggest, strongest and fastest who wins. I’ve overpowered smaller people than me plenty of times, but I’ve also been just outsmarted by smaller people plenty more times. So it’s very much a different dynamic. “Something that I think is very important with kids and sport is that that’s really their first exposure to learning that they are capable or competent. They are presented with a challenge, given the tools they need to overcome that challenge, and they go out, sort it out and try and do it.” Fencing also provides kids with the opportunity to learn from failure. “A lot of it is getting hit and losing,” said Tabacco. “Another important thing with kids in sport is learning to deal with failure. So, ‘I tried to parry but they went around and hit me. And everything I do, they seem to hit

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Discovery Bay resident Fencer Knittel, 10, scores a hit on Nick Hansen while instructor Robert Tabacco and student Austin Ecclante fence in the background. me.’ Well you’ve got to accept that they’re hitting you and learn from it.” Tabacco is quick to point out that despite the involvement of swords, fencing is a completely safe activity: “A stereotype that people who don’t know the game have is that it’s dangerous. The swords are not sharp; they are not dangerous. They are designed to bend to relieve pressure when you hit. If there is too much pressure, they are designed to break, and then they are

designed to break with no jagged edges. “The sport has hundreds of years of safety involved in it. And if you follow the rules, it’s one of the safest games out there. It’s very combat-oriented. Not enough so that it’s a martial art. It’s a martial art if you are training martially, if you are training to break someone. If you are trying to hit and get a point, it’s a game, not a martial art.” As a result, there is no need for par-

ticipants to worry about injuring an opponent. “You don’t need to hold anything back when you do it,” said Tabacco. “In fencing, we’re really going out there and going through all the motions of trying to kill someone, but with a toy sword. So it is very emotionally involved, and a lot of fun, understanding that this is safe.” The intermediate class wraps up Sept. 7, but a beginner’s class is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 14. “With the beginner class, I just want to expose them to the sport to see what it is,” said Tabacco. “I am not so concerned that they’re doing everything perfect. Because in the kids class, there’s a lot of just flailing going around with 10-year-olds. In the teen/adult class, there’s still some flailing, just because they’re not used to it. But just so long as they know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it, it’s good.” Tabacco has been pleased with the response from the children who have taken the class: “It’s been really good. The kids like it and the parents like it. I have not had any problems or complaints.” The six-week, 45-minute classes cost $40. The tentative schedule: the beginner class starts at 4 p.m., intermediate at 5 p.m., and teen/adult class at 6 p.m. Classes are held at The White House, 204 Second St. in Oakley. To sign up, go online to the City of Oakley Web site, www.ci.oakley. ca.us and click on the Recreation tab. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Patriots win opener Correspondent The Heritage girls volleyball team is setting its sights on a fourth consecutive trip to postseason play. To those who saw the first game of the Patriots’ opening match against Rancho Cotate, a Patriot playoff appearance would seem a far-fetched hope. To those who stayed until the end, however, a playoff bid would seem a definite possibility. Final score: Heritage 3, Rancho Cotate 2. The Lady Patriots’ opening game, which they lost they lost 13-25, was an ugly affair. But they scrapped their way back into the match in the second game with a 25-23 win. A back-and-forth third game went to the Cougars, 21-25. Their backs against the wall, the Patriots never trailed and decisively won the fourth game, 25-16, setting up a first-to15 fifth and final game. In the final game, the Cougars jumped out to a 3-1 lead, which Heritage answered with four consecutive points. The two teams played close until Rancho Cotate took an 8-7 lead. From there the Patriots took eight of the final 12 points to win the game 15-10, clinching the match. This year’s team is 15 players deep, the largest team Head Coach Janet Hannigan has fielded. Because of that, she had a hard time predicting how the team would do this season. But she’s confident that her girls will compete in every match. “They’re go-getters, they’re scrappy, and they’re very young,” Hannigan said. “One of

our players, Melissa Shatswell, played the entire time and is only a sophomore. She does a really good job for being such a young player. I’ve got a group of four seniors, eight juniors and three sophomores. So we’ve got a lot of youth but a lot of experience playing. It’s just a different style of playing than we’ve played in the past.” The Patriots lost five players from last season’s playoff team. In identifying players that she hopes to fill the void, Hannigan said, “Definitely our setter, Chelsey Hancock; Edlyn Cotas really stepped up today, she was playing opposite and she played great. We are looking for Courtney Quinn to do some great things outside; Savannah Shelton played solid. “What’s different this year from other years is that we have depth on our bench. Before, when we had people come out, we were in trouble. Now if someone’s not doing something, someone else is willing. Tonight, I didn’t see people take advantage of the opportunity that they were given when they went in, unfortunately; granted, this is only our first preseason match. But I think that they’re on the right track to being good.” Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of Saturday tournaments on Sept. 4 and 11. The league schedule opens Oct. 5 against Liberty. All varsity non-tournament league games, home and road, start at 6 p.m.; freshman games start at 4 p.m. and the JV games at 5 p.m. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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In a demonstration of teamwork, Delta Patriots JV East shut out the Delta Valley Wolfpack 28-0 in their home opener. The strong running of Justin Dam, behind the blocking of Jonathan Castillo, Carter Lewis, Josiah Cerda, Adam Morris and Santiago Ramirez, keyed the JV East offense. Dam and Carter Lewis scored a touchdown apiece, and Spencer Rohrer rushed for two more. Dogged determination by the JV East defense held the Pack scoreless. Led by Adam Morris, the line kept pressure on the Wolfpack offense. Key interceptions by Brooklyn Hardiman, Dallis Ocampo

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Speedway closed on Labor Day by Jack Menges Correspondent The Antioch Speedway will be dark this Saturday as racers and their fans take Labor Day weekend off in preparation for the final four weeks of auto racing. Promoter John Soares Jr. announced that the dirt modified point chase would conclude with the Sept. 11 program. Rounding out that racing card will be the 360 wingless sprints, super stocks, dwarf cars and mini trucks. Three divisions – dwarf cars, wingless sprints and mini trucks – will wind up Sept. 18. They’ll be joined by the four bangers and an enduro. Going down to the final race of the month, Sept. 25, will be champions decided in the super stocks and pure stocks, plus the 360 sprint cars on that program. Racing will conclude Oct. 9 when Soares Jr. presents one of his open class getaway specials. Dirt modifieds, super stocks and pure stocks will “run what they brung” in the final race of the season.

Cheer clinic Kindergarteners through eighth-graders are invited to attend the annual Future Freedom Falcons Cheer Clinic Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 21 to 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the upper gym at Freedom High School. Participants will also perform Friday, Sept. 24 during halftime at the Falcons varsity football game against Merced’s Golden Valley High. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Participants will be grouped according to age and be taught cheers by the school’s varsity cheerleaders and coaches. The cost for the fundraiser is $50, and each girl will receive a performance T-shirt, pom-poms, snacks and water. Parents are welcome to observe, or may drop off and pick up participants. Registration forms are available in the front office at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. For more information, e-mail Leslie Runzler at runzlerl@libertyuhsd. k12.ca.us.

Special golf The second annual Special Kids Golf Charity Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at Shadow Lakes Golf Course in Brentwood. The event features four tournament games including a Wine Hole and a Massage Hole, plus an after-golf dinner including a raffle, prizes, a silent auction and music. All proceeds go toward helping the City of Oakley build an all-abilities playground to provide all children the opportunity to play. Singles or teams with fewer than four are also encouraged to register. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.spkids.org. For dinner-only tickets, email David Chuey at davechuey@yahoo.com. Those interested in helping out or becoming a sponsor should e-mail Chuey at davechuey@ yahoo.com or call 650-703-0511.

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he latest Police Athletic League boxing class at Verrett’s Karate Kenpo attracted 25 trainees and numerous hopefuls on the waiting list, prompting academy owner Randy Verrett to declare that “PAL is here to stay in Brentwood.”

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have group dinners and stuff like that,” said Ooghe. “So its actually been a pretty good thing. It builds great friendships.” It’s too late to sign up for this season, but with a record 350 kids signed up this year and two teams in the youngest age group, it’s apparent that BOYFL will be around next year and for many years to come. “We’re here for the community,” said Ooghe. “The whole reason our association exists is for the kids and the players. We’re building an association that’s going to be very welcoming to the entire community. We want to be an important part of the community in the development of young men and women.” For more information, go online to www.boyfl-falcons.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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2004 Liberty High School graduate Kyle David Campbell and 2005 Rancho Cucamonga High School graduate Christina Nicole Duke were married on July 30 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Covina. Kyle and Christina met at Azusa Pacific University. Kyle majored in music with an emphasis and awards in music theory. He graduated from APU in 2008 and earned a teaching credential in 2009. Christina majored in cinema and broadcast arts, minored in dance and graduated from APU in 2009. The couple was married in a beautiful and touching ceremony officiated by Kyle’s beloved mentor, APU Music Director Harold Clousing. A joyful reception followed the ceremony at the Shilo Hilltop Suites in Pomona. Sharing in the celebration was a large wedding party and family and friends from many parts of the United States. Kyle is the son of John and Tara (Tayler) Rodarte of Brentwood and Perry Campbell of Austin, Texas. Christina is the daughter of Robert and Mary Schaefer of Rancho Cucamonga. The couple was blessed to have seven grandparents at their celebration: Lee and Marci James of Auburn; Dan and Kathy Rodarte of Menlo Park; Gene and Bonnie

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September is Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Produce for Better Health Foundation. The initiative reflects the updated dietary guidelines for Americans, which now recommend four to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day over the previous five to nine servings. This is an excellent reminder to keep enjoying the outstanding seasonal produce available to us in East County. If your fruits and vegetables are fresh and delicious, you’re far more likely to eat them. Are you a “locavore”? Locavores are those committed to consuming local food as much as possible. It’s easier than you think – starting with your neighborhood Farmers’ Market, which is not only a festive place to socialize, but a vital link to your community and a way to support fresh, natural foods free of genetically modified organisms. Farmers’ markets keep small farms in business and boost local economies. By supporting our farmers today, you help ensure that there will be farms in our community tomorrow, and

that future generations will have access to fresh, healthy and abundant food. When you buy locally grown produce, you’re also speaking with your food dollar to help preserve our treasured agricultural landscape. Some local farms, such as Brentwood’s Smith Family Farm, offer a daily roadside produce stand as well as U-Pick options. This thirdgeneration farming family has grown and sold produce in the same location for more than 40 years. So what’s in season now in our area? Look for bell peppers, corn, eggplant, green beans, chili peppers, fresh herbs, onions, summer squash, luscious tomatoes, grapes, nectarines, plums and early apples. September is also fig season in Northern California, happy news for many chefs. Try figs fresh on salads, grilled over chicken, with cheese and wine as an appetizer course, or with an array of nuts and Port for a simple, elegant dessert. In addition to enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, locavores tend to buy other locally produced items when they can – delectables such as fresh-pressed olive oil, spices, honey, seafood, meats, cheese, eggs, bread and wine. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Comedy Central alum comes to Cap’s National comedy headliner Mark Pitta will appear at Cap’s Oak Street Bar and Grill in Brentwood on Friday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. Pitta springs from the San Francisco comedy scene of the 1980s. “It was the best time to want to be a comedian,” he said. “The clubs created a cooperative nurturing environment almost like a baseball farm system. It got us all ready for Los Angeles when it was time to jump into that scene.” Pitta’s career flourished in LA, highlighted by appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and later with Jay Leno. Pitta landed a job as host of “Totally Hidden Video” for the FOX network, playing different characters in hidden camera situations. He also hosted “Friday Night Videos” for NBC. Pitta has made guest appearances on “Mad About You” and “Third Rock From the Sun.” For Comedy Central, Pitta has appeared on “Premium Blend,” “The A-List,” Dr. Katz” and “Make Me Laugh.” Pitta wrote and starred in his own sitcom for NBC, but the pilot wasn’t chosen for the fall season. Former NBC Executive Vice

President Warren Littlefield picked a show called “Union Square” instead. It lasted three episodes. Pitta predicts that his show would have lasted at least four. When the word came down that the project wasn’t a go, Pitta magically received a call from the top-rated morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area to be the roving entertainment reporter/host. For five years he brought his unique comic expertise to the man-on-the-street format. A favorite on the comedy club, college and corporate circuit, Pitta has also opened for Chris Issak, Celene Dion, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Smokey Robinson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Rick Springfield. The prestigious Elan Awards has chosen Pitta as master of ceremonies five times, and Anthony Robbins has employed Pitta to liven up his financial seminars. When not working for money, Pitta lends his time to his favorite charity, The Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. For tickets ($15) to Pitta’s performance at Cap’s, call 925-634-1025.


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Beach Blanket benefit comes to El Campanil Steve Silver’s San Francisco cast takes the stage at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. for a performance of the hilarious “Beach Blanket Babylon.” The performance is sponsored by the Delta Memorial Hospital Foundation. Proceeds will benefit Delta Memorial’s Save A Life Sister (breast cancer screening), diabetes education, healthy-heart education and Urgent Care Clinic. A gala featuring dessert, drinks and dancing will follow the performance. Tickets – $100, $150 and $225 – may be purchased by calling the Delta Memorial Hospital Foundation at 925-628-7264 or e-mailing Victoria Caldeira at caldeiv@sutterhealth.org. The El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. Second St. For more information, call 925-757-950 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre. com.

Sk8Wars looking for Sk8ers Registration is currently underway for the Brentwood Police Activities League’s biggest fundraising event: the fifth annual Sk8Wars competition at Brentwood Skate Park on Sept. 18. Prizes are awarded for the top three contestants in each age bracket: 6-8, 910, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18. First-place winners will receive $100, second place $50 and third place $25.

Registration fees are $25, and forms may be picked up at the Brentwood Police Department, Boards & More (Brentwood and Discovery Bay locations), Harvest Park Bowl and Brentwood Fine Meats. Helmets and pads are required, and registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information, call Jeff Altman at 925-207-8908.

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ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS CASE NUMBER D10-03644 The address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, 751 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 PETITIONER: CONNIE HEPWORTH RESPONDENT: ANTHONY PROVOST Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in CCP Section 415.50 by CONNIE HEPWORTH, and it satisfactorily appearing therefrom that the respondent ANTHONY PROVOST, cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure and it also appearing from the declaration that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the petitioner, therein and against the respondent, and that the said respondent is a necessary and proper party to the action of that the party to be served has or claims an interest in, real or personal property in this state that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of the relief demanded in the action consists wholly or in part in excluding such party from any interest in such property. NOW, on motion of PUBLICATION OF THE SUMMONS, IT IS ORDERED that the service of said summons in this action be made upon said respondent by publication thereof in BRENTWOOD PRESS a newspaper of general circulation published at BRENTWOOD, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice to said defendent; that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of said summons or petition in this action and a copy of this order be forthwith deposited in the United States Post Office, post-paid, directed to said respondent if this address is ascertained before expiration of the time prescribed for the publication of this summons and a declaration of this mailing or of the fact that this address was not ascertained be filed at the expiration of the time prescibed for the publication. Dates: August 2, 2010 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 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: August 16, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: EDWARD GODOY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 913 W. 10TH STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005174-00 The name of the business (es): OBIARA INTERNATIONAL Located at: 621 Ash Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christiana Ntagbu, 621 Ash 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: 6/24/10. Signature of registrant: Christiana Ntagbu This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 14, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: July 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005580-00 The name of the business (es): Brazilian Tans 2 U Located at: 232 aMountain View Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Judd, 232 Mountain View 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: Christine Judd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 2, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005219-00 The name of the business (es): CHINA VILLA RESTURANT Located at: 8610 Brentwood Boulevard, #G In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): EMILY YA PING ZHEN, 3900 Stevenson Boulevard, #402, Fremont, CA 94538. 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: EMILY YA PING ZHEN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 15, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: July 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amandi Akenke, 830 20th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amandi Akenke FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amandi Akenke

filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amandi Akenke to Proposed Name: Kioni Ali 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: 10/21/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: August 10, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005948-00 The name of the business (es): Prestige Press & Signs Located at: 325 Towne Centre Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth P. Mehler, 4408 Sweetbriar Court, Concord, CA 94521. 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: Kenneth Mehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005844-00 The name of the business (es): Sweet Em’s Located at: 1732 Brampton Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John W. Poore, Jr. and Lisah D. Poore, 1732 Brampton Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/12/10. Signature of registrant: John W. Poore, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:August 12, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 12, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005751-00 The name of the business (es): Naughty Girls Tees; Naughty Girls Tease Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, #C1278 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amy France, 2941 Maplewood 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Amy France This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005874-00 The name of the business (es): Simply Catered Located at: 710 Willow Creek Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 884, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alison E. Pack, 710 Willow Creek Terrace, 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: 8/13/10. Signature of registrant: Alison E. Pack This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005973-00 The name of the business (es): Squeegee Dream Located at: 562 Ash Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1486, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Theodore Willett and Randimar Willett, 562 Ash Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A . Signature of registrant: Theodore Willett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006063-00 The name of the business (es): 1800IMSTUCK TOWING & RECOVERY Located at: 2655 R. CLOVERDALE AVENUE In: CONCORD, CA 94518 Mailing: 2000 CYPRESS POINT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): G. FERNANDES ENTERPRISES INC., 2655 R CLOVERDALE AVENUE, CONCORD, CA 94518. 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: GARY FERNANDES, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 23, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005377-00 The name of the business (es): HEALTHY CLEANING SYSTEMS Located at: 14 NARCISSUS COURT In: DANVILLE, CA 94506 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT M. RATAZAK. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 7/22/10. Signature of registrant: ROBERT M. RATAZAK This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 22, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: July 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005866-00 The name of the business (es): Home Essence Scented Filter Co. Located at: 221 Hickory Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marty Montez and Beverly Montez, 221 Hickory Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Marty Montez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005969-00 The name of the business (es): The Skin Liaison Located at: 729 First Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dynese Mouzakis, 2811 Abbeydale 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dynese Mouzakis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005723-00 The name of the business (es): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC. Located at: 1315 PROVENCE COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC., 1315 PROVENCE COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. 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: JACK A. DEL MONTE III This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009231-00 The name of the business (es): Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/29/08 Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: August 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (the “ District” ) will hold a public hearing on the adoption of its budget related to Development Fee and other funds for fiscal year 2010-2011. The time, date and place of the hearing shall be as follows: TIME: 6:30 P.M. DATE: September 7, 2010 PLACE: 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA 94561 A copy of the proposed budget will be available for inspection at the offices of the District at 134 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA three days prior to the public hearing. Any person who wishes to be heard regarding the proposed final budgets may appear at the public hearing or may send written comments to the undersigned at the District office. Hugh Henderson Fire Chief/Clerk of the Board Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (the “ District” ) will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the Fire Prevention Fee Schedule. The time, date and place of the hearing shall be as follows: TIME: 6:30 P.M. DATE: September 7, 2010 PLACE: 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA 94561 A copy of the proposed Fire Prevention Fee Schedule will be available for inspection at the offices of the District at 134 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA three days prior to the public hearing. Any person who wishes to be heard regarding the proposed final budgets may appear at the public hearing or may send written comments to the undersigned at the District office. Hugh Henderson Fire Chief/Clerk of the Board Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005886-00 The name of the business (es): Alpine Adventures Located at: 3724 Otter Brook Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David A. Northington and Suzanne M. Ford- Northington, 3724 Otter Brook Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: David A. Northington This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006033-00 The name of the business (es): IRIS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Located at: 2547 Cherry Hills Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Iris A. Wilson, 2547 Cherry Hills Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. 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: Iris A. Wilson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005796-00 The name of the business (es): U’I Keiki Books Located at: 2590 Oak Road, #251 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rick D. Junnila, 2590 Oak Road, #251, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Rick D. Junnila This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 10, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005923-00 The name of the business (es): Lady Helper Located at: 1010 Chamomile Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carolyn Jameson-Naczkowski, 1010 Chamomile 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: 01/02. Signature of registrant: Carolyn JamesonNaczkowski This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006193-00 The name of the business (es): Skin Fitness Located at: 960 Orchid Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kelly Terry, 960 Orchid 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: Kelly Terry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0028896 Title Order No. 10-8118311 Investor/Insurer No. 130310118 APN No. 035-491- 027-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/17/2006. 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: TIMOTHY M. MADDOCK AND KORTNEY MADDOCK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/17/2006 and recorded 08/25/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0269669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 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: 457 ALMONDTREE 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. 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 No-

tice of Sale is $394,035.80. 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/- 27/2010 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# 3696402 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0023980 Title Order No. 4384698 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-404-013-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VIRGINIA SANCHEZ, dated 06/- 27/2005 and recorded 07/07/05, as Instrument No. 20050249321- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 01/2010 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: 940 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, 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 $318,331.79. 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/- 20/2010 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# 3708916 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090134003670 Title Order No.: 914585 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/29/- 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 09/01/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006278527-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: GODWILL I. OTOKHINE AND FLORENCE I OTOKHINE, 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: 09/10/2010 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: 105 MONET DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-510-0914 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 $566,522.00. 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: 08/09/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3686993 08/20/2010, 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARY HARTKOPF CASE NUMBER P10-01015 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MARY HARTKOPF A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DEBORAH ZUCCATO in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTAThe Petition for Probate requests that: DEBORAH ZUCCATO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 9/30/10 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARC G. HYNES, Esq., ATKINSONFARASYN, LLP, 660 W. Dana Street, P.O. Box 279, Mountain View, CA 94042 (650) 967- 6941 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 12/29/08 under file number #F-0009231-00 (*) 1. Esequiel Z. Ortega (*) 2. Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. (**) This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005731-00 The name of the business (es): Bud’s ToyStore, Inc. Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bud’s Toy-Store, LLC, 11150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires” August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005383-00 The name of the business (es): Cherry Bomb Salon Located at: 3860 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4825 Country Hills Drive, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Allison Locke, 4825 Country Hills Drive, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Allison Locke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 22, 2010 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: July 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005475-00 The name of the business (es): Freitas Drilling and Pump Located at: 3717 Camino Diablo Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 314, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jameson D. Carter, 3717 Camino Diablo Road, 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: Jameson Carter This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:July 27, 2010 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: July 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005784-00 The name of the business (es): Remember the Night Located at: 354 Jefferson Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jenifer Wasso, 354 Jefferson Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kristina Arlaud, 404 W. 13th Street, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Jenifer Wasso, Kristina Arlaud This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 10, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: August 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005704-00 The name of the business (es): Young Master Minds Located at: 1654 Chatham Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Young Master Minds, 1654 Chatham Place, 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: Tamila L. Copeland, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005730-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Rentals, LLC Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Discovery Rentals, LLC, 1150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005831-00 The name of the business (es): Kristi’s Swinging “B” Ranch Located at: 1200 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kristi Luana Blach, 1200 Chestnut 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kristi Blach This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 11, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 11, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 240722CA Loan No. 3011854068 Title Order No. 342139 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-19-2006. 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 09-10- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-28-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-041328700, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GRETTA RENE KHARMATS AND SAM JOHN KHARMATS, WIFE AND HUSBAND, 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 & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 100, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8424, FILED DECEMBER 6, 2002, IN MAP BOOK 449, PAGE 27, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ‘’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 AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE OR 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,’’ AS RESERVED IN THE DEED TO MILLIE ZERDA, RECORDED DECEMBER 10,1963, IN BOOK 4508, AT PAGE 440, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $499,281.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 817 BOONE DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 013-360-053 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: 08- 13-2010 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# 3693163 08/20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010

tion 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): SAMUEL VARGAS AND SILVIA VARGAS , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 5/13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0171697-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 10/2010 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: $757,916.07 The purported property address is: 2858 GARDENSIDE COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 018-380- 014-3 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/- 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: (877) 908- 4357 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# 3685741 08/20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010

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: PARCEL ONE: LOT 129 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 5653, FILED FEBRUARY 27, 1981, IN MAP BOOK 249, PAGE 26, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ANTOINETTE J. TURNER, ET AL, RECORDED JANUARY 2, 1980, BOOK 9680, PAGE 402, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FROM PARCEL ONE: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. PARCEL TWO: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $464,971.19 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2809 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 052-111-006 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: 08-31-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3715538 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

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: $466,823.11. 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: August 18, 2010. (R-337802 09/03/10, 09/10/- 10, 09/17/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

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: $485,841.79. 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. 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 2923.53 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. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President 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: August 04, 2010. (R-334276 08/20/10, 08/27/- 10, 09/03/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 438282CA Loan No. 3013090414 Title Order No. 191241 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0924-2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-17-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-001485900, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALFREDO O FANG AND ELVIRA V FANG, 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 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1236811-08 APN: 033- 060-026 TRA: 19029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0885 REF: Patel, Sunit IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 09, 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 September 23, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 20, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004- 0486102-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Sunit M Patel and Priti S Patel Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, 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: 13 Graham Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation,

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# 3697980 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-248875-C Loan No. 0041540212 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/6/2005. 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: DENNIS EVANS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 12/- 13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0476800-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1255 GLORIA DR PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 089-181-002-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $421,328.00, 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: 8/24/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3688766 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1263590-02 APN: 034- 520-022 TRA: 19051 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8927 REF: Sunga, Jeffrey IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 10, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 02, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0352758-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Jeffrey D Sunga and Charlene R Sunga Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 41 Nettle Ct 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)

said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 8/30/2010 Housekey Financial Corporation P.O. Box 60145 City of Industry, CA 91716 For Sale Information: 714-730- 2727, www.fidelityasap.com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3707663 09/03/2010, 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080134005976 Title Order No.: 3206-100056 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/03/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0199356-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: GINA B. CERVANTES, 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: 09/10/2010 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: 1145 JORDAN LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-460-030-2 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 $511,240.90. 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: 08/- 13/2010 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# 3693817 08/20/2010, 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Norma Villalobos, 5114 Equestrian Court, Antioch, CA 94531 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Norma Villalobos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1178 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Norma Villalobos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Christian Robert Emmanuel Harrington to Proposed Name: Christian Emmanuel Harrington 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: 9/27/10 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. The biological father or father named on the birth certificate must be personally served. Date: August 2, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-291981-TC Order # 090440222-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/4/2005. 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 Sec-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-299173-BL Order # 090503995-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2006. 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): RYAN GAGE AND CARMEN GAGE , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0409334- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 16/2010 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: $467,632.68 The purported property address is: 2424 ROBLES DR ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessors Parcel No. 075- 381-007-6 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/- 17/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA-10-1626- BS Title Order No. 100325313- CA-LMI APN 067311-020 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/4/1994. 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 9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM, Housekey Financial Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/9/1994, as Instrument No. 94 273329, in Book xxx, Page xxx of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL S. PIERCE AND DEBRA M. PIERCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE , AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC. (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: “AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST” The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 96 RUSSELL DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. 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: $141,530.86 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-295007-BL Order # 090465380-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/19/2005. 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): DAVID PARTAIN AND KAREN F. PARTAIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0415743-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/24/2010 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: $706,701.36 The purported property address is: 6199 SELLERS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 160-032 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case 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# 3702968 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

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: 1180 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033- 280-077 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 $338,626.15. 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: 08/15/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3679169 08/20/2010, 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010

16/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case 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# 3695734 08/- 20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005079 Title Order No.: 100326149 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/14/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/21/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0224895-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JAMES EATON AND KIMBERLY EATON, 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: 09/16/2010 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: 4509 TOKAY DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-404-024-8 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 $350,215.81. 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: 08/- 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# 3693732 08/27/2010, 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-362145-RT Order # 100304391-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2006. 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 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): CHRIS KUYKENDALL, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 11/9/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 036006200 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 10/2010 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: $427,916.84 The purported property address is: 44 NETTLE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-520- 024-0 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 Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412 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: 8/16/2010 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# 3664220 08/- 20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010

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: 9/2/2010 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# 3688924 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-247809-C Loan No. 0476487442 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/9/2008. 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. 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: PAULA SUE GARDNER AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 1/16/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0009493-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/- 17/2010 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: 1604 SOMERSET PLACE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 051- 310-036-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $226,093.00, 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: 8/19/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3684313 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0063128 Title Order No. 08-8230291 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 037-500-030-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/14/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ANGELINA SANDOVAL, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/14/2006 and recorded 09/22/- 06, as Instrument No.

2006- 0300918-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 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: 1043 WARHOL 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 $432,370.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 17/2008 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# 3703204 08/27/2010, 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nico Tzikas, 1010 Harness Drive, #64, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nico Tzikas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1326 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nico Tzikas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Britney Nichole Robinson to Proposed Name: Britney Nichole Tzikas 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: 10/5/10 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: August 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0133588 Title Order No. 09-8396847 Investor/Insurer No. 108972349 APN No. 035-740- 112-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/14/2005. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GUADALUPE SEGURA JR. AND MARIA E SEGURA, dated 07/14/2005 and recorded 07/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0274771-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/17/2010 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: 4572 WATERFORD 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 $489,740.43. 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: 12/- 10/2009 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# 3691424 08/20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0076727 Title Order No. 08-8289995 Investor/Insurer No. 1009599570 APN No. 033- 290-035-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHELLE HATCH, UNMARRIED WOMAN AND RICHARD RAASHAN NEAL AND PILAR ANN NEAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/05/2006 and recorded 09/12/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0287662-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/17/2010 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: 280 ROBINWOOD AVE, 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 $409,964.39. 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/- 30/2008 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# 3694486 08/20/2010, 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006202-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Press; Antioch Press; Byron Press; Discovery Bay Press; Knightsen Press; Pittsburgh Press, Oakley Press, Brentwood Yellow Pages, Welcome! Magazine; thepress.net Located at: 248 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Press & Publishing Company, 248 Oak Street, 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: 8/30/10 Signature of registrant: James Chamoures, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015004407 Title Order No.: 100301724 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/10/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/16/- 2004 as Instrument No. 2004- 0482529-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DANIEL UDOFA AND PATRICIA UDOFA, 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: 09/10/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-316994-TC Order # 090692573-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): MIGUEL LARA AND SILVIA LARA , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0077002-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/10/2010 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: $403,317.12 The purported property address is: 4201 SALGADO AVENUE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-471-008 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 Acqura Loan Services fka Strategic Recovery Group LLC 6500 International Parkway Suite 1500 Plano TX 75093. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-365203-AL Order # 100336308-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BIJAN N NASIBI AND FATANEH F HEKMATI , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0315686-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2010 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: $310,270.20 The purported property address is: 3842 MARSH WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 280-009 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


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hardy group of Brentwood mountaineers recently hauled their Hometown Weekly Newspaper up Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome, a 17-mile round trip requiring 4,796 feet of elevation gain. Raring to make the final assault along the cables, from left, are David Yetter, Kathy Smith, Wanda Hill, TJ Hill, Karla Hill, Dave Smith and Sandy Yetter. Thanks, everybody, for giving The Press a memorable workout.

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embers of the Liberty High School Cheerleaders and Dance Team brought a copy of The Press to this summer’s USA Santa Cruz Cheer and Dance Camp. Two of the girls earned Leadership awards – Britney Daley for cheer and Sierra Gruss for dance – and five beat out 125 competitors for Cheer All-American Cheer status – Allie Abrue, Erica Rigney, Amanda Sanders, Sara Trezza and Bekah Giessman. Alexis Perez also earned All-American honors for Dance. The girls brought home Superior evaluations for Liberty’s home-team routines as well. Way to go, ladies! The Press – and our readers – are proud of you.

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Falcons from page 1B we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out in league. One thing that is a huge change this year: the league used to be a triple round-robin and now is a double round-robin.” Instead of a 15-game league schedule in which each team plays each other team three times, this year’s 10-game schedule will require each team to play the others only twice. As a result, league play doesn’t start until October, allowing for a longer preseason in September. “Actually it’s benefited Freedom in that we are able to have more non-league contests,” said Amaro. “Our schedule has been full for years and a lot of people really want to play us. So it’s been nice in that sense. We are going to play Granada this year; Carondelet. We did add a non-league match against Ygnacio Valley, and we haven’t played them in years. It allowed us to play a few other teams that we haven’t played in a while.”

The team’s new No. 1 singles player currently is Nicole Zanarini. “She’s an incredibly hard worker,” said Amaro. “She started playing tennis when she was in sixth grade. I had her out here for tennis camp. She’s a tremendous athlete. Very quick on her feet. She has a pretty strong forehand. She’s learning to develop consistency with her serve. Her athleticism will win her a lot of matches.” Vying for the No. 1 spot are the current No. 2, junior Nadean Hurtado, and No. 3, senior Alexandra Gerundio. “Nadean is always out there giving 100 percent,” said Amaro. “She’s always looking to have fun. She’s always ready to play any time anywhere. Alex – the first essay she every wrote in her English class was how she wanted to be a great tennis player. She had her destiny with greatness because she actually hit balls against (German tennis pro) Tommy Haas one time when she was a ball girl. She’s definitely very passion-

ate about the sport. She likes to play. And when she has a free moment, that’s what she’s doing. Nadean and Alex both played summer tennis this year, which was pretty exciting. So they’ve gotten a lot better and they are excited about this season.” The No. 1 doubles team consists of Mansi Saini, a junior, and Madison Mills, who is the team’s most improved sophomore, according to Amaro. Saini “is ultra-competitive,” he said. “She never lets a ball go past her. She’s always running for everything. Maddy Mills is tenacious with just about everything she does. Whether it’s learning how to serve correctly, whether it’s learning how to volley correctly, she’s very coachable. She’s very quiet but she works just as hard as anybody out here.” Other notable players this season are Amanda Weaver, who is partnered in doubles with Kendall Markham, a firstyear senior “who’s come a long way,” said

Amaro. In the No. 4 singles slot is Amy Yonemoto, who is making the big move from doubles up to singles.” Freedom’s first home meet is Wednesday, Sept. 8 versus Clayton Valley, followed Sept. 9 at home against Livermore, followed Sept. 10 and 11 with the Freedom Invitational, in which 10 teams will keep the school’s courts busy. Local teams in the Invitational include Freedom, Liberty, Heritage and Pittsburg. Amaro is looking forward to the season. “The goal of Freedom tennis has been the goal of Freedom athletics, which is to give 100 percent and have fun,” he said. “It’s been a great tryout. We had 40 girls who tried out. We were able to get it down to 30. The girls who are here are really excited about being here. They want to represent Freedom well. We’re going to do the best to make some positive memories and have a lot of fun.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0025993 Title Order No. 09-8082225 Investor/Insurer No. 1699455529 APN No. 037- 234-027-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/12/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN W. BLACK, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/12/2005 and recorded 08/25/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0321939-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/01/2010 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: 100 CONCANNON 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 $367,750.48. 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: 06/- 10/2009 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# 3704233 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oak-

ley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

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 $257,954.48. 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: 08/- 21/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt.

Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3683217 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010

Name: Jennifer Catherine Facchin Present Name: b. Alexander Jordan Byrne to Proposed Name: Alexander Jordan Facchin Present Name: c. Joshua Thomas Byrne to Proposed Name: Joshua Thomas Facchin Present Name: d. Jullianna -Grace Byrne to Proposed Name: Jullianna- Grace Facchin 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: 10/8/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: August 11, 2010Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010

this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Charisse Ann Bertrand to Proposed Name: Charisse Ann Click 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: 10/4/10 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: August 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0059936 Title Order No. 10-8243828 Investor/Insurer No. 1706719295 APN No. 035- 263-005-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/07/2008. 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: VASIL AZAROV AND HELLEN ORMENO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/07/2008 and recorded 03/20/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0060075-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 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: 4485 FALL LANE, OAKLEY, CA,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005889-00 The name of the business (es): KC DESIGNS Located at: 4213 Salgado Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kimberly Colunga, 4213 Salgado Avenue, 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: Kimberly Colunga This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jennifer Catherine Byrne, 277 Parasio Drive, Danville, CA 94526 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jennifer C. Byrne FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1300 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jennifer Catherine Byrne filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jennifer Catherine Byrne to Proposed

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Charisse Ann Bertrand, 935 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Charisse Bertrand FOR CHANGE OF NAMEORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1304 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner:Charisse Ann Bertrand filed a petition with

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: (*) 1. Big Red’s Restaurant, Inc. / L & L Hawaiian BBQ at: 5611 Lone Tree Way, #120, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: October 12, 2007 under file number F-0008164-00 (**) 1.This business was conducted by: a Corporation. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010


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Events Friday, Sept. 3 ‘The Learned Ladies’ Liberty High School Playmakers present “The Learned Ladies,” a comedy by Molière, Sept. 3, 4, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in Liberty’s Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information, e-mail lhsplaymakers@hotmail. com.

Free Tax Prep and Filing Services A free tax preparation and filing service for lowincome workers is held at 6 p.m. at Opportunity Junction in Antioch. With help from experienced leaders, tax filers will complete their own returns using a simple Web-based interface. Sign-ups are required; visit at www.opportuni tyjunction.org/taxes.

Saturday, Sept. 4 Grace Bible Fellowship Carwash Grace Bible Fellowship in Brentwood holds its youth group car wash at Walgreens, 4520 Balfour Road, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds go toward the youth group’s trip to Mexico to help those in need. For more information, e-mail Scott Ritter at rittecoco@yahoo.com.

Delta Jazz Trio The Delta Jazz Trio performs on 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 925-516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasse rie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Liberty Water Polo Fundraiser Monkey Wrenches, 8130 Brentwood Blvd., hosts a car wash fundraiser from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. A barbecue lunch is provided for those waiting for their cars to be washed. A donation of $10 per car/truck is suggested. For additional information, call Laurel Sarmento at 925-634-7161 or e-mail laurel@sarmento.com.

Sunday, Sept. 5 Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser A car, truck and bike show is held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Safeway, 3110 Balfour Road. The event features a barbecue, music, donation prizes and family fun. Car registration begins at 8 a.m.; the fee is $15 per car, truck or bike. For more information, call Stacie at 626-6020, ext. 8.

Monday, Sept. 6 Labor Day Mine Tour Antioch’s Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve conducts tours of the Hazel-Atlas silica mine at noon 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Sidney Flat Visitor Center. Participants must be 7 or older; parent participation is required; admission is $3.

Tuesday, Sept. 7 Antioch Riverview Garden Club The Garden Club meets at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. and features guest speaker Shanna Andersen from Orchard Nursery in Lafayette. Andersen will discuss container gardening. For more information, call Joan Idsoe at 925-439-4483. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month. Guests and new members are always welcome.

Hospice of the East Bay Hospice offers support groups and workshops for adults, children and teens experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. For adults who have lost a parent, classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. through Oct. 26 at 350 John Muir Parkway, Suite 120 in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.hospiceeastbay. org.

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

Job Training and Placement Program Opportunity Junction holds application sessions on Sept. 7 or Sept. 13. Applicants must attend one of these sessions. The free program helps those with limited work experience or skills begin careers in office or administrative work. For more information, visit www.opportu nityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Thursday, Sept. 9 Brentwood Open Mic Open Mic meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Game, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. All are invited, whether to perform or listen, and all are encouraged to support the Game with a purchase. For more information, e-mail shortkati@yahoo.com or call 925-634-6655.

Sign-ups All Out Sports League The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign ups for boys and girls ages 4-14. For more information, call 510-2824986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague.com.

SeaWolves Swimming and Water Polo To register for the SeaWolves fall swim and junior water polo teams, visit www.brentwood seawolves.com. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

St. Anthony CYO Basketball Sign-ups for Oakley, Knightsen and Bethel Island youth are held Friday, Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. at St. Anthony’s in Oakley. The cost is $125. For more information, e-mail saintanthonycyo@yahoo. com.

Hospice of the East Bay Licensed massage therapists, energy workers and healers are invited to volunteer to provide gentle, compassionate care to hospice patients. Call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeast bay.org.

Daddy & M Dino Dig The Delta First 5 Center in Brentwood is the venue for a free event for families with children up to age 5 to come search for dinosaurs. You must register for this event at 925-516-3880 or stop by 760 First St. in downtown Brentwood.

College Savings 411 Jennifer Jost of Edward Jones and MOMS Club of Brentwood offer a free seminar on Sept.13 at 9:30 a.m. hosted by Code Brew at The Streets of Brentwood. There’s still time to do some year-end tax planning and gifting, so bring your questions and join in while the kids play. E-mail momsclub94513@gmail.com.

Liberty High School Reunion The Class of 1990 celebrates its 20-year reunion Oct. 9 at the Walnut Creek Marriott. Are you a classmate and want to join the fun? Registration and ticket sales are conducted online only, at www.libertyunionclassof1990.com. For more information, e-mail Dana Duncan Beeckman at shark_lover2003@yahoo.com or Karen Lindsay at ilive2explore@gmail.com.

Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross Bus will be at The Streets of Brentwood on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 800-RED-CROSS (800-7332767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: STREETS925) to schedule an appointment.

Freedom Walk To honor those who have died in military service, East County Military Families and Friends holds a Freedom Walk on Saturday, Sept. 11. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at the Somersville Towne Center Mall in Antioch. For more information, call Josie Monaghan at 925-779-1340, e-mail ecmilitary@yahoo.com or visit www. eastcountymilitary.org.

Knights of Columbus Council The public is invited to join St. Ignatius of Antioch Knights of Columbus Council in honoring the CHP Officer, Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year on Saturday, Sept.18. Tickets are $32.50 for a buffet dinner and entertainment. For information or reservations, call Gary Clausen at 925-777-2171 or Walter Ruehlig at 925-756-7628.

Long Hike West Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve sponsors a long hike west on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The rugged six-mile hike through the preserve’s historic western reaches includes stops at Rose Hill Cemetery, Jim’s Place and an impressive stand of Coulter pines. Hikers must be 8 or older.

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debt reduction and more. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood. For more information, call Amy at 925-301-7195.

Corvette Club Discovery Bay Corvette Club meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call Elaine at 925-634-0503 or e-mail yelatoy@sbcglobal.net.

Mobile Health Clinic Mobile Health Clinic provides free health services to local residents without insurance or those who can’t pay for medical care. The clinic is held on the first four Saturdays of the month, except holidays, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Village Community Resource Center, 633 Village Drive in Brentwood. For information, call 925363-7588.

Parents of Kids With Juvenile Diabetes Parents of Kids with Juvenile Diabetes meets the first Wednesday of the month from 5:306:30 p.m. at the John Muir Medical Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood, to discuss everyday issues related to children’s diabetic care. E-mail kristencapps@sbcglobal.net for information.

Free Food and Clothing Helping Hands Ministry at Mountain View Christian Center, 605 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood, distributes clothing every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and food every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Pastor Tyrone at 925-516-6700.

Brentwood Runners Brentwood Runners Everyone Welcome (BREW) meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. All levels are welcome. For information and location, call 925-240-0975 or e-mail linder2254@sbcglobal.net.

Senior Luncheon Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club, Inc. offers a senior luncheon and bingo the last Wednesday and second Friday of the month at the Brentwood Community Center. The cost is $2; reservations are required by noon the day before. Call 925-634-5040 for reservations.

Delta Quilters If you love quilting, come to Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood for the group’s general meeting every second Monday of the month. For more information, call 925684-3876.

Fall Swim Program

Novel Knitters and Crochet with Chris

The Brentwood SeaWolves Fall Swim Program begins Sept. 7 at the Heritage High School pool. The program is designed to instruct and refine swimming techniques for competition and to improve conditioning. Space is limited. For information, call 925-240-7444 or visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com.

Learn to use leftover yarn from the library books “Knitters Stash” and “Oddball Knitting” by Barbara Albright. The group meets the third Saturday of the month from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 E. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

The Riders, open to all veterans eligible to join American Legion Post 202, meet on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. For eligibility information, call Michael at 925-787-8087.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

The Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. in Antioch, is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during exhibits. Admission is free. Call Curator Mark Roberts at 925-779-7018 for guided tours.

Nor Cal Softball Tryouts Nor Cal Softball holds tryouts for players 15-18 for its fall 2010 and summer 2011 seasons. For more information, call 925-584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/ norcalsoftball1.

On the Horizon BUSD Run for Fun’ds A fundraiser for schools in the Brentwood Union School District is held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Tax-deductible donor support levels are $100 for Bronze, $300 for Silver, $500 for Gold and $1,000 for Platinum/Corporate. For more information, call Carrie Ellcessor at 925-8134352 or Leann Weibert at 925-392-8066.

Every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., Kaiser Hospital Deer Valley in Antioch holds a 12-step program for those 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 925-513-3015.

Cancer Support Group This free support group for people with cancer meets Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925-933-0107.

Wealth-building Women This is a free educational and support group for women by women about money, budgeting,

American Legion Riders

Lynn House Gallery Exhibits

MOPS of Golden Hills Make new girlfriends! All mothers of preschoolers up to age 6 are invited. MOPS meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. Childcare is available. Call 925-516-0653 for information.

Decorating Divas The Girlfriends Unlimited group Decorating Divas meets the last Wednesday of the month. Call Diane at 925-634-9415 for information.


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