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Bond upgrades on the way for Freedom High by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) is getting ready to pull back the curtain on construction of a performing arts center and construction-technology areas at Oakley’s Freedom High School. The project — slated to commence at the end of this month and be completed in January 2021 — is expected to feature a theater with specially designed rooms to accommodate theater and choir classes, as well as separate construction-technology spaces to jumpstart students’ development

in that field. “The performing arts center is something that will benefit the community and our students by using a real stage and having a real theater to be able to practice and use for performing, and the (construction technology addition) will give them another CTE — career technical education — pathway, which will benefit them for moving on to college or their career,” said Freedom Principal Kelly Manke. The construction-technology center — featuring a conventional classroom and a second working classroom for hands-on teaching see Freedom page 30

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The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is looking at options to enhance recreational opportunities in East County by extending the popular Marsh Creek Regional Trail. Passing through Oakley, Brentwood and Contra Costa County, the trail currently runs for 9.2 miles from Big Break Regional Shoreline south to Concord Avenue. The EBRPD plan will extend the trail south from the intersection of Vineyards Parkway and Miwok Avenue to Round Valley Regional Preserve, a distance of about 3 miles. According to Sean Dougan, trails development program manager with EBRPD, Shea Builders will

provide a mile-long trail link from Concord Avenue to Miwok Avenue. “The intent of this project is to identify the preferred route for a regional trail from Vineyards Parkway in Brentwood, through or next to John Marsh State Historic Park and all the way to the Round Valley Regional Preserve to the south,” said Dougan. “That leads into Round Valley, and eventually Morgan Territory if we can connect it.” EBRPD developed three different trail alignments, and meetings were held in April and August to gather public input on the designs. Paved and unpaved options were developed for the multi-use trail that will accommodate hikes, bikers and equestrians. One of the principal

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ntonio Diaz and Ernie Hernandez, of Diaz Farms, show off their variety of fresh grapes at the Oakley Farmers Market. The market made its debut Sunday, Sept. 1. Located in Civic Center Plaza on Main Street, the market will be held weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

features of the trail will be a safe way to get trail users across busy Marsh Creek Road. “A real part of this study is how are we going to get across Marsh Creek Road,” Dougan. “The state park is on the north side, (and) the Round Valley Regional Preserve is on the south. What is being suggested is a tunnel underneath the road. People drive way too fast on that road, so people crossing at grade does not seem like a safe option. Building a bridge over it is far more expensive.” The trail will run through either the John Marsh State Historic Park property or through Contra Costa County Flood Control District land, and that requires the cooperation of a wide variety of interests. While

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Driver charged with DUI after crashing into Oakley home by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

A driver was charged with driving under the influence after he lost control of his car and struck a house in Oakley on Saturday night, Aug. 31. According to a spokesperson for the Oakley Police Department, the driver fled the scene on foot. Neighbors followed the man down the street and an officer arrived a short time later to take him into custody. He was transported to a local hospital where his blood alcohol level was tested. Police Chief Eric Christensen stated the driver was charged with DUI and booked into jail. Reported just after 10 p.m., responders found a white Volkswagen Passat had struck a home on the 1900 block of Cinnamon Ridge Drive, causing extensive structural damage. According to Oakley police, the home was occupied at the time of the incident, but none of the occupants were injured. The car completely destroyed a column and shattered a picture window, and a structural engineer was called to the scene to determine the full extent of the damage. Oakley Public Works also responded to the incident, and

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A white Volkswagen Passat struck a home on the 1900 block of Cinnamon Ridge Drive. The driver was charged with DUI. Christensen said that the building inspector and public works employees remained on scene to board the house up. “That was the highlight of this event for me,” said Christensen. “The family could not have been prepared for this, but someone came to help – neighbors helping neighbors.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Residents turn out for McNerney, DeSaulnier town hall in Antioch by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer

About 150 local residents attended a town hall hosted by Reps. Jerry McNerney and Mark DeSaulnier at the Antioch Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 29, to voice their concerns. McNerney, D-Stockton, and DeSaulnier, D-Walnut Creek, share constituency in Antioch — DeSaulnier represents the western side and McNerney representing the eastern side and most of the remainder of East County. Both congressmen lauded the town hall as an opportunity to hear from their constituents and keep open lines of communication regarding past votes and future plans. “You have to be held accountable to your constituents, whether they like what you did, how you voted or not,” DeSaulnier said. “Sometimes, people had legitimate complaints about how I voted, and I had to explain myself.” Among attending residents’ primary concerns — local, regional and national — were gun violence, immigration reform, homelessness, veterans, climate change, wages, housing costs, behavioral health and prescription drug costs. Local resident Dan Martin asked the

congressmen why the Second Amendment is “untouchable.” “That’s a question that’s haunting all of us in Congress,” McNerney said. “My city of Stockton had the first mass school shooting in the country. We have to change the makeup of the Senate to make this happen. The NRA had its heyday back in the 2000 election. Ever since then, people have been afraid of the NRA.” “We’re learning a lot,” DeSaulnier said. “Why don’t we take reasonable, evidence-based research and put it into place and save people’s lives?” McNerney said campaign finance reform — particularly, disclosure of where campaign funds come from — could help this and other issues, adding that his goal is to get a constitutional amendment passed to require politicians to disclose their donors. It would only improve democracy, he said. A constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and ratification by three-fourths of the states. Marge Perez of Brentwood expressed concern regarding detaining of migrant children at the border, asking if the “other side” can be pressured to close the camps. McNerney and DeSaulnier agreed that it’s an issue that requires bipartisan

Reps. Jerry McNerney (left) and Mark DeSaulnier (right) hosted a joint town hall at the Antioch Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 29, to hear their constituents’ concerns. Photo by Patrick Gordon

cooperation. “Most everyone in Congress ... cares about the country, but we differ,” McNerney said. “Lots of us — including Jerry and I — work with our counterparts,” DeSaulnier added. Another resident asked why the U.S. should take care of undocumented immigrants, but not citizens.

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Neighborhood watch highlights collaboration by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer

When people experience property crimes or see it happen in their neighborhoods, they are likely to call the police. Neighborhood watch groups encourage this, and they take it one step further: They collaborate with the police and one another to try to prevent crime before it happens. The Brentwood Police Department’s neighborhood watch program has been in place for over 20 years, and Community Service Officer Michele Keady has coordinated it for most of her career. “It’s been an opportunity to meet our residents,” Keady said, “to inform them and educate them on crime trends, as well as ways to protect themselves and their property.” There are several neighborhood watch groups in Brentwood as they pertain to individual communities. If a watch group is not in place in someone’s community, they can contact Keady to start one and determine when to host meetings. Then, she creates flyers for residents to distribute throughout their neighborhoods. When Keady meets with the group, she shows up with her materials and goes over the appropriate information. When someone initially contacts Keady, she said it’s usually for one of two reasons: someone is new to a neighborhood and wants to be proactive, or an established resident has noticed some changes. “We talk about what they’re observing and make sure the police department

is aware,” she said. “Then we look at, geographically, where are they at? When you step out on your front porch and you look left to right, what neighbors do you see? How many homes? One direction and then the other — that’s your target area.” When residents know their neighborhood and neighbors, Keady said, they become familiar with what is normal and what is not, and then they can take appropriate actions when things don’t feel right. With Brentwood being a commuter community where many residents are gone for extended hours, Keady understands people might not want to bother their neighbors, especially if they’re new to a neighborhood. But she thinks a neighborhood watch group can be a good way to get to know them. “You’re taking care of your neighborhood, looking out for your family, looking after your neighbors,” she said. “Everyone’s there for a very positive reason. So having a neighborhood watch meeting is a great icebreaker, especially for the new residents that may be moving into an established neighborhood. But even for a brand new neighborhood, it’s a great way to start off on a great note.” Keady said a key educational component to the neighborhood watch partnership is how to be a “hard target.” Securing your homes, your vehicle, removing items from plain sight, locking side gates and fences, and using motion detector lighting and video surveillance are all practices that can help deter crime.

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to meet our residents, to inform them and educate them on crime trends, as well as ways to protect themselves and their property.

Michele Keady, Brentwood community service officer The Brentwood Police Department has a video surveillance partnership program in which people can register their residential cameras, and the department can plot map where those cameras are. If a crime or suspicious activity occurs in their area, they can reach out to ask residents to potentially assist in the investigation by checking their cameras. Keady said the police department does not ask for access, and participation is voluntary.

“We do encourage the use of surveillance cameras and alarm systems; it only helps with the investigative process,” Keady said. She emphasizes that if residents invest in a surveillance camera system, they should make sure it is high resolution, and that they know how to utilize it properly if a video needs to be extracted. Keady said this community and law enforcement partnership is a vital component of the community, and she finds her work fulfilling. “When I’m working with residents to maintain the quality of life for our community, that’s always a positive experience,” she said. “To work with individuals, especially when we’re doing that collaborative effort to address a concern, it makes you feel that you’ve contributed to the community in a positive way.” For more information about Brentwood Police Department’s neighborhood watch groups, or to start one in your neighborhood, visit www.bit.ly/bpdneighborhoodwatch, or contact Michele Keady at 925-809-7780 or mkeady@brentwoodca.gov.

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The view from angels 13 is heavenly by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Ever since I could speak, I’ve wanted to soar toward the moon. But, as I got closer to my goal last Saturday — aboard a Caravan 208 airplane around 13,000 feet above Earth — I quickly realized my life’s aim really should’ve been to plummet from an aircraft while attached to a parachute. It’s a heck of a lot more fun, and more achievable, too. My exhilarating drop from the heavens took place with Byron’s Bay Area Skydiving, the longest running and safest drop zone in the state. The invigorating tandem fall — comprised of both roller coaster thrills on steroids, and peaceful, free-floating relaxation — is facilitated by attentive staff members and near-skin-tight equipment that wraps you in safety. All of the gear is secured before a certified skydiver is literally strapped to your back, guaranteeing you a safe ground arrival, even if the expert jumper’s directions happen to float into thin air during the process. For me, my first jump was a literal breeze. I was introduced to my tandem jumper — who I like to say doubled as my lifesaver — almost immediately after arriving at Bay Area Skydiving’s sprawling Falcon Way complex in Byron. His welcoming, calming and humorous approach eased my mind over my eventual 13,000-foot (or so) drop.

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Press reporter Kyle Szymanski jumped from a height of 13,000 feet — referred to as “angels 13” in aviation parlance — last week with Bay Area Skydiving, a jump that felt like it traversed through the graces of heaven. There was a brief waiting period prior to heading skyward, which turned out to be a relief. As my inner nerves churned, a walk around the complex and peek up into the sky revealed a pattern of parachute-shaped

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Barbara Olsen (second from left) along with fellow Trilogy residents raised $17,850 to fund school supplies for Brentwood middle school students.

Trilogy group raises funds for student supplies by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer

A group of Brentwood residents has paired up with a local community organization to bring backpacks, school supplies and Google Chromebook laptop computers to local students.

Barbara Olsen, a resident of Trilogy at the Vineyards and a retired eighthgrade teacher, led the effort. She and her community at Trilogy have raised $17,850 to help students in need at Brentwood’s three middle schools. They were see Student page 12

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Student from page 7 aided by Delta Community Services, a Brentwood-based nonprofit organization that helps low-income seniors and families. “People here have extremely generous hearts, and they want to give back,” Olsen said. “These kids are our neighbors.” Olsen and the group spent about $5,000 on more than 100 backpacks filled with supplies, donating them to students to get them started for the year. Then she spoke to Dana Eaton, Brentwood Union School District superintendent, to determine what other needs there were among students. “As a former teacher, my passion is making sure kids are ready for school,” Olsen said. With nearly $13,000 in donations left to allocate, they decided students could use Google Chromebooks for schoolwork and homework. Olsen narrowed her focus to eighth-graders — perhaps partly because of her own experience as an eighth grade teacher, but also to help students prepare for high school.

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this.” He previously proposed a gradually escalating carbon tax and is a proponent of continuing to invest in wind and solar renewable energy, which he said are competitive with fossil fuels. DeSaulnier discussed the high cost of prescription drugs, adding a personal story. Noting that negotiating for Medicare drug prices is not allowed, and that American-made prescription drugs are more expensive than those from Canada or Mexico, because of profit incentive motivation, DeSaulnier said he’s working on legislation to address the issue within the next six months. DeSaulnier takes daily medication as a survivor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which costs about $500 a day, compared to $6 in Australia. He praises the Contra Costa Health Plan, which he said he “accidentally” enrolled in years ago, which allows him to afford the lifesaving medication he needs. Regarding health care, McNerney said he’s not sure the country is ready for Medicare for All at this point, but that he supports improving and expanding the Affordable Care Act to continue to reduce the number of uninsured individuals. For more information on McNerney, visit www.mcnerney.house.gov. For more information on DeSaulnier, visit www. desaulnier.house.gov. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia/slideshows

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It’s your right, your duty to vote November is right around the corner, and that means a new election is, as well. There have been rallies, debates, commercials, banners and lots of discussion — probably more than ever before in our Senior country’s election orner history. I like that we’re able to hear firsthand on television who is running, but, for the life of me, I don’t get the debate thing at all. It’s Marla a whole host of Luckhardt brief answers that really don’t tell me all that much. I always said it’d be really nice to have anyone who wishes to run for the most important office in the world to get an hour to tell me, uninterrupted, what they stand for, what they wish to accomplish and how they’ll do it. Enough with the canned or diverting answers usually starting with, “First, I’d like to …” or “I’d like to go back to what you said before ...” Just answer the question directly and succinctly. It’s not that hard. Granted, the candidates have very little time to get a point across

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will tell you who is running and a little bit about their backgrounds. The last presidential election also had a lot of candidates. As the debates went on and the money ran dry, a lot dropped out of the running early on. Let’s face it: It’s mostly about the money, and how long it lasts determines the longevity of the run. Wouldn’t it be nice if the potential leader of our country could just say or write their objectives and let us decide without all the hoopla? That money could definitely be put to much better use, I would think.

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View from page 6 Bay Area Skydiving tears apart its airplane, a Cessna Caravan 208, at least once every 100 hours to guarantee that no unexpected “excitement” arises. Even more convincingly, I was told that vending machines kill more people yearly than the whole skydiving sport combined. Just as my nerves settled down, my name was called for flight, momentarily thrusting me into a whirlwind of fright and excitement that was quickly calmed with a gust of reassurance from my aforementioned “lifesaver.” A series of seatbelt-like straps were fastened to my upper body and just below my waist as a series of easy-to-understand verbal directions were hurled my way, with an opportunity to act them out to fortify my understanding. After the distant sound of a plane drew my attention, I walked toward it, side-by-side with my co-jumper, who again verbally verified my physical and emotional well-being. As we climbed onboard, my soaring anticipation was matched only by the plane’s literal climb. I was calm, I swear ... at least on the outside! As the plane’s modified door slid shut, there was no turning back. I was in for the drop of a lifetime, along with around 15 other skydivers and camera flyers. Well above the ground, but still safely seated in the plane, my safety belts were rechecked, protective eyewear donned and even more straps were affixed to glue my expert and me into one. Between the two of us, at least half were feeling ready to fly (him, definitely). At around the flight’s 20-minute mark, I could feel the anticipation rise as my fellow riders grew antsy and then scurried into jumping position. Seconds later, the door shot open. One, then two riders clung Spider-Man-like to the plane’s outer edge before dropping, their once full-sized bodies instantly growing faint as they whizzed downward. Moments later, I was whisked to the plane’s open door, excitement overwhelming fear and panic, and then swelling into sheer wonder. All emotions were quickly lost; I was dropping too fast to think, too fast to easily describe the effect in words. But, just as I started grasping the enormity of the g-forces gripping every fiber of my being, a loud whoosh gave way to a birdlike feeling as the parachute mushroomed

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Maybe home really is where the heart is So I’m freaking out a little bit. My oldest daughter, Kaelin, is getting married next May. Yay! Her boyfriend, Matt, is a perfect match for her, and their kids will be adorable. Yes, I am still holding out hope that I’ll be a Hangin’ in grandmother who can still chase the here little munchkins up the stairs, instead of strapping myself into an Acorn Stairlift. But, as excited as I am for the wedding, she has Vicki asked that we hold McKenna the event at my home. Her home. It’s a very sweet request, and I was touched by it, but then I realized that I’m no June Cleaver, and our house has seen better days. Like the days before we somehow ended up with seven cats. Or before our last dog, Napoleon, during his final days, completely lost control of his bladder. My living room currently consists of a papasan chair and a pool table. The family room is decorated in Mediterranean red and gold — which was trending in 2007, but is now very much “out.” Long, gold curtains cover the windows bordering the fireplace. Just picture a room where Dracula’s family might roost. Maybe time for some updates? After all, we are hosting a very special occasion. So I hired a painter to change up the family room. Blues and grays. The painter told me these colors are hot right now. We’re scheduled to paint in two weeks. Next thing on my list

was a nice recliner for the living room. Papasan chairs are very comfortable, but I can just see my elderly mother getting stuck in it, possibly breaking a hip trying to extricate herself from it. A recliner would be, at the very least, a safer alternative. I found a nice one on Target.com. And this is where my grand update dreams began to go haywire. I received an email alerting me that an independent delivery company would be delivering the chair on Wednesday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. That’s right, a 10hour window. I waited. All day. No chair. I called the delivery company. They put me on hold after telling me they’d call the warehouse. When they got back to me, they said no one picked up the phone at the warehouse and I should call back the next day, which I did. The warehouse didn’t answer the phone again, so they told me they’d escalate the issue to a manager. Two days later, I finally spoke with a manager who told me they couldn’t find my chair. You can probably imagine my blood pressure at this point. Frustrated and disappointed, I decided to cancel my order. A week later, my refund finally came through. Next on my list of upgrades were some new window treatments to replace Count Dracula’s in the family room, as well as a couple other windows. I won’t divulge the actual business name, but I’ll tell you it’s a company promising blinds in a period of three days. I called to schedule a consultation. My appointment was set for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with no word

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Brentwood Library presents Cascada de Flores Sept. 11

Bilingual musical duo Cascada de Flores will perform at the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak St. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Cascada de Flores will perform “El Abuelo (The Tree and the Donkey who loved to sing),” a bilingual, highly participatory and original story told with the instruments, rhythms and dance of Mexico. All ages will enjoy this free 45-minute program, presented by the Brentwood Library, and followed by a hands-on audience session with traditional instruments. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Cascada de Flores, who has performed

throughout California and Mexico. Dancer and musician Arwen Lawrence toured with Grammy-winning mariachi group Los Camperos de Nati Cano before joining forces with Jorge Liceaga, who specializes in a guitar style called ‘Yucatan Swing.’ The Brentwood Library is located at 104 Oak St. and is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Brentwood Library at 925-516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org/programs. If you require special accommodations for this event, call the Brentwood Library with 72 hours notice.

BART gets platform sign upgrades Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) riders will see improved features to digital platform signs systemwide. BART has unveiled two additions to the platform signs as part of General Manager Bob Powers’ plan to improve the customer experience through increased communication. The features include a Fleet of the Future tracker and details about canceled trains. “Platform digital signs are one of our most important communication touchpoints we have with the public because they offer real-time information,” said Powers. “These improvements will increase transparency with our riders and will show we are working on ways to make taking BART easier and more enjoyable.” Fleet of the Future Tracker Riders at the platform level will now know if one of the approaching trains is a Fleet of the Future train with three doors or a legacy train with two doors, according to the display. Riders looking to experience a Fleet of the Future train will now be able to look for the three-door train on the platform sign. This information is important for people who use wheelchairs, as the wheelchair area on new cars is located near the middle door. Floor decals marking where the third door lines up on the platform have already been installed at a few stations and will

continue to be placed systemwide. The Fleet of the Future train tracker is being rolled out in phases.  It will be added to the Real Time Departures feature on www.bart.gov and the BART Official app before the end of the year. Canceled trains The platform signs will now make clear when a scheduled train has been canceled or removed from service.  BART’s new  trip planner at www.bart.gov/planner shows canceled trips, but platform signs previously did not. This new feature will help riders make decisions about which train to board.  Planned future improvements The Computer Systems Engineering Team is also working on other improvements to these signs, currently working on a ‘delayed’ notice for trains holding down the line. Currently, the sign will show how many minutes away the train is, but the number of minutes stays the same, frustrating riders confused about what is happening.  This is a known problem during single tracking, and other times a train is being held for police activity or another problem. The team is currently exploring the next generation of platform signs and plans to pilot modern signs at three yetto-be-determined stations in the next 12 months.

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Academy offers behind-the-scenes look at city government The City of Oakley is inviting residents to participate in the 2019 Leadership Academy. The academy is a free, interactive civic education program designed to provide those who live and work in Oakley with a breadth of background and knowledge of the intricacies of city operations and processes. The purpose of the academy is to provide an interesting perspective into the working of Oakley, to develop civic leadership, and to build a stronger community through well-informed and engaged residents. Participants will meet for seven evening sessions, each two hours in length, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. A complementary dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

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Newsom signs Frazier disabilities training bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 640 by Assemblymember  Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, requiring training courses conducted by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) for district attorneys on sexual assault to include cases involving victims with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). “An I/DD individual who is the victim of a crime may have a difficult time speaking or describing what happened in detail, or may have trouble recalling the time sequence of a crime,” Frazier said. “Law enforcement and district attorneys must have comprehensive training on how to overcome these obstacles so we can ensure those who victimize the most vulnerable among us pay for their crimes and individuals with an I/DD receive justice and are protected.” Detailed in a multi-part series on NPR, the investigation “Abused & Betrayed” concluded I/DD individuals are targeted for sexual assault at a rate seven times higher than those without a disability. Although Cal OES conducts training courses for district attorneys on how to investigate and prosecute sexual assault, child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse crimes, it is lacking in terms of investigating and prosecuting crimes against disabled individuals. AB 640 would expand courses to include sex crimes against victims with disabilities.

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The Heritage High School drum line, along with other studentled bands, will play a free concert on the school green, Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Abby Muse

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Editor: This year, Social Security (SS) recipients received a 2.8% cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase. That was almost all wiped out by the increased monthly Medicare premiums. Next year’s projection is no increase in the SS COLA. With the consumer price index (CPI, or inflation rate) predicted to rise by 2% next year, there is a significant loss of buying power for those on fixed incomes. Any unforeseen economic or health problem will make it extremely difficult to pay rent and put food on the table. It is also likely to be the cause of housing instability for children, unnecessary homelessness or deaths. Oakley’s lower and fixed-income renters are struggling with high-rent burdens, where rents have risen well above the overall price index and income growth. The pricing problem is being aggravated by strict zoning controls, which limit increases in supply of high-density affordable housing and no new affordable housing built with city or county redevelopment, because the Legislature eliminated all redevelopment agencies in 2011. For teachers, between 40% and 50% of their pay is spent for housing. For students, it’s even worse. For our seniors, veterans, and those on fixed incomes, it can be life threatening. Earlier this year, our local veterans groups helped move one of our own from a senior housing facility here in Oakley to a cheaper one farther away because of an unreasonable rent increase. On Aug. 24, our veterans of Oakley, Oakley Seniors, and Oakley Rotary Club members united to move another veteran family on a fixed income because their rental home was sold. This is happening more often than it should. With a recession likely, these kinds of situations could happen even more often. As a community, we must not allow

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these challenges to overwhelm those in need of assistance. We must unite to collectively develop solutions for these challenges. We must have unity in the community to protect our citizens on fixed incomes, veterans, those on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and preserve housing stability for children. We must request our city councils, county supervisors and legislators to solve these far-reaching, deeply damaging, and potentially lifethreatening situations. We must always remain vigilant against unjustified rent increases and poor management practices. Landlords are in the business to make money, increase their profit and keep overhead down. Remember: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Mike Dupray retired engineering associate and vice commander of Veterans of Oakley

Facts about ULL

Editor: In Kyle Szymanski’s Aug. 30 article entitled “Debate on ULL continues,” ULL expansion initiative opponent Kathy Griffin is quoted as stating the following: “Because this initiative becomes law, it removes the ability for Brentwood residents and our city government to control the project. It removes or overrides all of the controls, because they are embedded in the initiative.” I believe this to be patently false at worst and grossly misleading at best. Assuming the initiative passes, the city retains its land use processing authority at staff, planning commission and city council levels of review and decision making for the many subsequent land use and environmental reviews to follow. And the city won’t be the only local, state or federal agency involved before anything gets built. Perhaps the key document to

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be decided on by the city will be the development agreement between it and the developer, which will — and must, from a political standpoint — include the mitigations to be paid for by the developer for project impacts. Even a cursory review of the current city general plan reveals that as far back as 2012, the city contemplated and planned for growth in this location, even designating it a “special planning area in its adopted general plan (2014).” So it’s been official city policy as a targeted growth area since then. How many city councils and planning commissioners have come and gone since then, without seeing a need to change the policy? In any case, the voters will have a say soon — but it should be supported by facts and objectivity, as well as a broader view of future housing needs. David Dolter Brentwood

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Editor: I have lived in this area my entire life and been involved in Brentwood education over 50 years. I study new development impacts, focusing attention on changes any project brings or what may be lost if it does not take place. Change takes place either way. Measure L is before Brentwood voters. School student bodies increase with increased population. We are no longer a small district. The majority of school population and traffic increase is primarily a consequence of those who moved to Brentwood 10 or more years ago. Traffic and safety is an important concern. The extension of American Avenue and improvements on Balfour will not solve traffic and safety issues, but is a positive change, particularly towards safety. Support safety. We need Balfour and fire district improvement. I believe Measure L provides a positive impact. My greatest concern is the potential of a different proposal. If Measure L is defeated, this privately owned site would probably become incorporated in another city with a different development plan. A different city plan will most likely have greater negative impacts on school population, school safety, no American Avenue, less improvement on Balfour and the fire district money will go to Contra Costa Fire. The citizens of Brentwood will not have control or benefits of the changes. Do not provide opportunity for this to happen. Support Measure L. Emil Geddes Brentwood

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Editor: A great day of laughter, friendship and sportsmanship was enjoyed by 116 ladies from 37 golf clubs, as far away as Weston, Connecticut, and The Hills, Texas, who participated in the 2019 Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club “Golf, Wine & Roses” Invitational held at the beautiful Discovery Bay Country Club, Aug. 7-8, 2019. Susan Leeper, our invitational chair, deserves a round of applause! Many thanks and gratitude go to the hole sponsors of the event: Alberto Delgado, BAC Stockton, Bill Brandt Ford, Dale Kenyon of Blooze Kat, Brian & Diane Enbom, Curt and Cindy Renshaw of the Canvas Factory, Casey’s Auto Body, Commodore Canvas, Marta Riedy of Compass Real Estate, Frank and Deborah Martin of Delta Fence Co., Delta Automotive, Julie Hanson of DJH Real Estate, Donna Johnson, Si & Rochelle Baxley of DS Baxley, Inc., Darryl Scotti Events Inc., Dublin Toyota, Gary and Rosemary Colledge, Harvest Park Bowl, Carol Bade of Hot Line Construction, John & Linda Beatty of John D Beatty & Co., Mike & Debbie Kelley of M Kelly Construction, Marples & Associates, National Flooring & Supply of Brentwood, Randy and Megen Prince of the R Prince Team, Bill Loftin of Real Estate Service Inc., Steve and Cathy Surdez of Surdez Insurance Services, and Zephyr Grill & Bar. Sincere appreciation goes to our special events sponsors: Pamela and Gene Musselman and Marie Verza and Karl Koster. Individual signs were prominent on all 18 tee boxes. Please give your patronage to our local sponsors. We were so disappointed no one won the 2019 RAV4 generously offered by Dublin Toyota for the hole-in-one contest. All ladies really tried to take this fun car home! Our sincere appreciation goes to our friends who donated quality wine door prizes: Kevin and Lynn Reedy (Mia Nipote), Eric Aafedt (Bogle Vinyards), Chris Collins (WR Properties), Mary and Roger Teschner (Finestra Winery) and Susan Leeper. The event could not have run so smoothly without the support from Bill Mayer of Motion Photography, Deborah and David Veatch for water bottles on our carts, the DBGCC Staff and, of course, all the hard-working volunteers. Huge thanks for this amazing event, because “girls just want to have fun!”. Doris Bunnell Discovery Bay


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Former Heritage baseball star sets summer league record by Patrick Gordon Correspondent

Former Heritage baseball star Gio Diaz has found success at the next level, setting a stolen base record in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) this summer as he prepares for his junior year at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Diaz, 19, who started 42 games for the Gaels as a sophomore, says he has been working on his speed in his efforts to become a better player. It paid off this summer, as he set a new CRCBL record with 43 stolen bases. He only racked up three steals with St. Mary’s, but went into the summer collegiate baseball league with a goal of 15 SBs for Maryland’s Bethesda Big Train. “Most of my focus was on running better and getting stolen bases and being a threat on the base paths,” Diaz said. He met that goal on June 21, only 14 games into the season. He didn’t stop there, though, going on to break the single-season steals record on June 30, barely halfway through the season. He would go on to break the career record, which had held up for 14 years. On July 10, he was the leadoff hitter for the Maryland All-Stars in the Ripken League. He would go on to rack up four hits — including a home run and two doubles — and drive in four runs on his way to earning MVP honors. Diaz models his game after Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, a four-time Major League Baseball All-Star who is known not only for his incredible

play, but for the positive attitude he brings to the game. “I think that’s just the way Puerto Ricans and Latin players play the game,” said Diaz, when asked about Lindor’s effusive demeanor on the field. “We’re taught at a young age that this game is fun, and when we play, it’s not so much pressure, it’s just something we’ve been doing so long that it just becomes something fun to do. Ultimately, it’s just a game and everyone plays it to have fun. It’s a privilege to play, and when you’re at that level, you have no choice but to have fun.” He wants to emulate Lindor on the field as well. “He is my favorite player and someone I’ve been watching since I was little,” Diaz said. “I feel like we are similar.” They’re both 5’11” and both play shortstop. Lindor has a unique combination of speed and power, which are two things Diaz wants to improve in his own game. “My goal is to ultimately play major league baseball,” Diaz said. “It’s been my goal as long as I can remember to play MLB baseball and follow in the footsteps of the greats. My goal is to try to get there as soon as possible, so I’m continuing to work hard, follow my routines, listen to my coaches and ultimately get drafted.” Diaz’s work paid off in the CRCBL this summer, and he’s looking forward to a successful junior season at St. Mary’s. While he has made great strides on the base paths, he’s also looking forward to incorporating more power hitting into his game. see Record page 22

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Former Heritage baseball star Gio Diaz set a stolen base record in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League over summer.

Foothill High football team runs over Heritage by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The Heritage football team hoped to break in Foothill’s brand new field with a victory during the second game of its season last week. But the Falcons’ Peter Montini Jr. had other ideas. The senior tight end stole the show and the game, scoring four first-half touchdowns en route to Foothill’s 34-13 win. “We definitely had a slow first half, but in the second half we came out and battled,” said Heritage head coach Don Sanders. “But we can’t play just half a game, so there are things we need to work on. We will go back to the film and see what we need to do.” Foothill’s Montini dominated the first two quarters, pulling in 35, 11, 64 and 23-yard catches to catapult the Falcons (1-1) to a 28-0 halftime lead. Heritage (0-2) battled back in the second half on wide receiver James Williams’ 45-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter and Hanai Muhammad’s 36-yard grab late in the fourth — cutting the Patriots’ deficit to 34-13 — but the

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Heritage wide receiver Kendrick Shaw shoves aside a Foothill defender during the Patriots’ 34-13 loss to the Falcons on Aug. 30. James Williams and Hanai Muhammad scored for Heritage in the loss. game’s outcome was decided. “When I got open, I thought I could get the pass, so he threw to me and I scored,” said Williams of his touchdown. “It was good for our team that we could

come back, but unfortunately we couldn’t get the win.” Muhammad’s long grab was another Patriot bright spot, but he, too, expressed the team’s need for improvement.

“I think my goal was to just not give up,” Muhammad said of his score. “I want to lift my team up as much as I can. I think the biggest thing is we get down when we start losing. Big plays kind of bring the team back.” The Patriots will look to get back on track when they collide with James Logan at 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 at James Logan High School during the Honor Bowl — a two-week, six-game showcase at two California sites that aims to educate students, coaches and communities about military veterans’ needs. James Logan is 1-1 this season, with a 16-14 loss to Southern California’s Los Osos on Aug. 23 and a 52-41 victory over Dublin High on Aug. 30. Heritage’s game will be followed up by a clash between Liberty (2-0) and Clayton Valley Charter (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Liberty has wins over Vacaville (49-24) and Oakdale (19-14) this season, while the Ugly Eagles’ lone win came in a 21-7 victory over Turlock on Aug. 30. For more information on the Honor Bowl and the cause it represents, visit www.thehonorgroup.org. To view a video and a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia


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Name: Nickolas Gutridge School: Freedom High School Year: Senior Sport: Golf Coach: Scott Sbranti About: Oakley resident Nickolas Gutridge grew up playing golf. He learned the sport from his grandfather and spent hours playing with his father and brother. When he began high school, joining the golf team was a natural step. “I like golf because you’re not always good at it,” Gutridge said with a smile. “There’s always going to be different days, like one day you’re going to be good at it and then there’s going to be days you’re not.” Gutridge said being a good golfer takes work and constant practice. He lifts weights to stay strong and goes to the driving range between practices. His favorite range to practice at is Lone Tree Golf and Event Center. When he isn’t working on his golf game, Gutridge likes to spend

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and hit the ball hard, and not try to do too much. I think the power is going to come, it’s just a matter of time and maturing into my body and getting stronger.” In addition to being named to the CRCBL First-Team and winning AllStar MVP honors, Diaz was awarded the “Outstanding Hustle” award by Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo.

“I want to improve in every aspect of the game,” he said. “Right now, I’m working on my speed. That’s something I’m really fine-tuning because that’s a skillset that I think I can really exploit. I’m working defensively to make every single play. Offensively, I’m just working on sticking to my approach, which is to see the ball

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Freedom Falcons fall to San Leandro by Jesus Cano Correspondent

San Leandro got off to a hot start in its season opener at Burrell Field against Oakley’s Freedom High School football team last week, but after having its lead cut to 18-13 heading into halftime, the Pirates needed a jolt to not lose the lead. For San Leandro, it was to make history: to be the first team in school history to beat Freedom. The halftime lead turned into the final score for San Leandro. “It was that halftime talk that got us through,” said San Leandro linebacker Osaro Aihie. “Our defensive coordinator was like, let’s be the first team to make history; let’s be the first team to beat Freedom.” When Jake Byrne and his Freedom offense was threading to tie the game with five minutes left, the San Leandro defense rose to the occasion — specifically, Amari Roberson. After dealing with a leg injury during the summer, Roberson has been making big plays on defense for the Pirates. Just like his big stop last week in overtime versus Foothill, Roberson caught the interception that set up the last drive for the Pirates against Freedom. The Pirates’ hot play began in the first quarter where San Leandro didn’t throw the ball once, instead resorted to

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arm and kept the mobility moving. After scrambling around, Bryant connected with Te’Ron Nix for a 30-yard touchdown pass to put San Leandro up 12-0. In Freedom’s next possession, the Falcons looked to retaliate, but instead turned the ball over after a dropped backward pass resulted in a fumble where San Leandro made the quick recovery. One play later, Steven Henry brought it home for a 15-yard touchdown run. Freedom (0-2) responded with a pair of touchdown passes. Next drive, Freedom’s Byrne hit Biz Reifle for a 26-yard touchdown pass, making it 12-6. Then Matt Quesada’s show was underway. Despite two potential pass interference calls, Freedom’s Quesada still managed to reel in back-to-back passes from Byrne for a combined 78 yards, ending in a 28-yard touchdown reception. Despite many redzone visits in the second half, Freedom wasn’t able to capitalize. “We had some bad luck turnovers,” said Freedom head coach Andrew Cotter. “They gotta keep their heads up. They gotta stick together as a family and believe in the process. They have to stay positive where their teammates. We’re going to see what type of character comes out of these kids the next couple weeks.” The Freedom Falcons next clash with the California Grizzlies in San Ramon on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

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LEGALS on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 065332CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 280-2832 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80570 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Adam M. White SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Adam Michael White CASE NUMBER: N19-1537 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Adam Michael White filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adam Michael White to Proposed Name: Adam Michael Gerhart. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this mat-

ter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/11/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Must appear at the hearing with photo indentification. Date: 08/12/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80537 Publish Dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005043-00 The name of the business: Hold Your Horses Livestock Emergency Evacuation Response Team Located at: 2756 Poe Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Someday Ranch, Inc.. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2019. Signature of

registrant: Chantel Tieman, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2019 by Deputy J Graff Expires 8/13/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80677 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019. ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after September 20, 2019, at 9:00 am using an online auction at www.storagetreasures. com Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following: Customer Name Unit No. Keith Falk A135 Brandy Batze B478 Rick Gonzalez D735 Marquinita Terry C608 Matthew Quadrelli E802 Rosa Perez D721 Toni Byers C633 Elise Almaraz B544 Nicholas Guptill B542 Toni Byers B435 Toni Byers A171 Toni Byers A169 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80680 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 2019.


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NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1. Bid Submission. The City of Brentwood (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its City Hall Automatic Transfer Switch, CIP Project No. 337-37248 (“Project”), by or before Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at its City Clerk’s office, located at Brentwood City Hall, Third Floor, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California, 94513. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the First Floor Vista Conference Room at Brentwood City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. 2. Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at City Hall 150 City Park Way, Brentwood and is described as follows: the work to be done consists of installation of a new 500kW permanent generator and tie-in to the existing automatic transfer switch to provide emergency power to City Hall. A pad for the new stationery generator will need to be constructed. Required permits will need to be obtained. Once installed, the system will need to be tested and municipal facilities staff will need to be trained on operation and maintenance of the generator and automatic transfer switch. 2.2 Time for Completion. The Project must be completed within 60 working days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about November 2019, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding. 2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost is $247,000. 3. License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class “A” or combination of Class “C” Specialty Contractor’s License(s). 3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions. 4. Contract Documents. Bidders must obtain an electronic copy of the plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) directly from the City. The Contract Documents may be obtained at no charge by sending an email to: engineering@brentwoodca.gov or by calling 925-516-5420. The City may reject a bid submitted by a bidder that did not obtain the Contract Documents from the City as required. 5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the City of Brentwood, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Award. 6. Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4. 7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents. 8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of

retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300. 9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of onehalf of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents. No more than 50% of the Work may be performed by Subcontractors. 10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. 11. Bidders’ Site Visit. A bidders’ non-mandatory site visit will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 150 City Park Way, 2nd Floor Lobby to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. City of Brentwood /s/ Margaret Wimberly MMC, City Clerk; Dated: August 30, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80666 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004966-00 The name of the business(es): Deer Valley Family Homes Located at: 3377 Deer Valley Road, # 161 In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos Chamberlain. 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: Carlos Chamberlain. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 8, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires August 8, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80523 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019.

receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-846392-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-846392-CL IDSPub #0156157 8/30/2019 9/6/2019 9/13/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80632 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 2019.

Parcel No.: 055-530-016-9 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-858786-AB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-858786-AB IDSPub #0155918 8/30/2019 9/6/2019 9/13/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80588 Publish dates: August 30, September 6,13, 2019.

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after September 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. using an online auction at www.storagetreasures.com where said property has been stored and which are located at Town Centre Self Storage , 345 Town Centre Terrace Brentwood, CA 94513 Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, misc. car parts, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following: Tenant Name Unit No. Armando Dumlao A137 Steve Fenton B303 Nicole Fergusson B418 Cassandra Cortez C602 Holly Tellez C665 Clinton Middleton D726 Ivan Cole D845 Jeremy Just D956 Aimee Ortega E1012 Luis Azevedo E1084 Ferdinand Bautista E1214 Alexis Little E1311 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party Brentwood Press No. 021273 80658 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004853-00 The name of the business: Housecall Plumber Located at: 2641 Crow Canyon Rd Ste 5 In: San Ramon, CA 94583, is hereby registered by the following owner: Youm Plumbing Company, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mohammad Khatib, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 2, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornelius Expires August 2, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80646 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits, on September 10, 2019 to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADOPTING THE 2019/20 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES; MAKING CERTAIN SUPPORTING FINDINGS, INCLUDING THE INAPPLICABILITY OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT TO THESE ACTIONS; IMPOSING SAID FEES; ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR WAIVING OR ADJUSTING CERTAIN FEES; AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2018-128 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2018/19 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES The hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information or viewable copies of the draft plan and schedules may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge any City Council action in court regarding this matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.Dated:August 30, 2019 September 6, 2019 /s/ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80653 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 2019.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004709-00 The name of the business: Bay Area Desi Jewelry Located at: 2605 Ithaca Lane In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Annee Masih. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/29/2019. Signature of registrant: Annee Masih. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 29, 2019 by Deputy L Spence Expires 7/29/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80501 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004817-00 The name of the business: Faithful Fire Systems Located at: 2836 Lincoln Ln In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owners: 1. Harold Steven Howes 2. Rebekah Howes This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Rebekah Howes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 1, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires 8/1/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80498 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005108-00 The name of the business(es): Linked MLS Located at: 3377 Deer Valley Road, 161 In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos Chamberlain. 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: Carlos Chamberlain. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires August 16, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80592 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005114-00 The name of the business(es): JL Diamond Spa Massage Located at: 4379 Hillcrest Ave In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jing Leng. 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: Jing Leng. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2019 by Deputy J. Graff Expires August 16, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 80642 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-846392-CL Order No.: DS7300-18004465 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/9/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): Dennis S Hayes and Janet L. Hayes, husband and wife as joint tenants Recorded: 5/18/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0146924-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $441,397.30 The purported property address is: 2000 SUGAR PINE ST, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 051-400-008-2 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-858786-AB Order No.: 8754131 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/5/2018. 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): DOUGLAS MICHAEL STOPFORTH, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 1/9/2018 as Instrument No. 2018-0002818-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/24/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $542,870.46 The purported property address is: 5356 THUNDERBIRD CT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531-9052 Assessor’s

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after September 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. using an online auction at www.storagetreasures.com where said property has been stored and which are located at Diablo Mini Storage, 8265 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood, CA 94513 Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, misc. car parts, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following: Tenant Name Unit No. Stephen Bogan/James Curtis RR51 John Magill RR65 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80659 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004552-00 The name of the business: Prime Home Inspections Located at: 228 Groovewood Loop In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Mohammad T. Ashrafi. 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: Mohammad T. Ashrafi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 19, 2019 by Deputy J Graff Expires 7/19/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80502 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004781-00 The name of the business(es): SK Acrylic Fine Art Located at: 1408 Sweetbriar Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shirley Jean Kalinowski. This business is conducted by: An Individual . The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7-15-19. Signature of registrant: Shirley Kalinowski. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 31, 2019 by Deputy J. Graff Expires July 31, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80490 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004809-00 The name of the business: Zen Moon Acupuncture Located at: 3520 Orwood Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lisa GrundhofferGliedt. 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: Lisa Grundhoffer-Gliedt. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 31, 2019 by Deputy L Arosemena Expires 7/31/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80497 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004828-00 The name of the business(es): Mermaids on Main Street Located at: 1557 Jasmine Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Courtland Casad 2. Mycalah Lenthe. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Courtland Casad. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 1, 2019 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires August 1, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 021273 80525 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004885-00 The name of the business(es): Diablo View Endodontics Located at: 1140 Second Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christina Penn, DMD, PC. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7-3119. Signature of registrant: Christina Penn, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 5, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires August 5, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80544 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004890-00 The name of the business(es): Bulletproof Pet Products Located at: 150 Gregory Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Cherie Erkson. 2. Ronald Falwell This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8-1-19. Signature of registrant: Cherie Erkson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2019 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires August 6, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80548 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004928-00 The name of the business(es): Fleet Feet Brentwood Located at: 6061 Lone Tree Way, Suite H In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sandal & Company Inc.. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7-3-19. Signature of registrant: Anthony Vice, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 7, 2019 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires August 7, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 021273 80526 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004949-00 The name of the business(es): Beer Thirty, Jojo Slime Boutique Located at: 591 Birchwood Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): B30 LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jentry Meza, Managing Member-Morgan Noble-Northwest Registered Agent. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 8, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires August 8, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80522 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004999-00 The name of the business: Cielo Mar Tierra Located at: 7876 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ivette Stefani Gonzalez. 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: Ivette Gonzalez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 12, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 8/12/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80621 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005001-00 The name of the business(es): 1. Posh Poke And Creative Salads 2. Maikái Poke And Creative Salads Located at: 592 Plymouth Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): FISA PVJ LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co.. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/12/19. Signature of registrant: Vincent Okotie, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 12, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires 8/12/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80600 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019.

Pittsburg, California 94565, Tel. (925) 432-3200. Self-storage liened units generally include miscellaneous household goods, office or business equipment, furniture, furnishings, clothing and personal effects. In addition to those general contents, the pre-lien inventory revealed the following described goods: Customer Name: 1. Tami Mello -microwave, coffee maker, ice chest, DVD’s & clothes 2. Joel Costa - dart board, ladder’s, filing cabinet, & clothes. 3. Amber Brown -24 + bins, welder, two long bows, heavy bag, golf clubs, 2 fishing poles 4. Melanie Spence - 20+boxes & bins, 2 rugs, 1 tent, luggage, grill, table 5. Claudia Saravia - boxes, bins, massage table, artwork, flat screen tv’s clothes and luggage. 6. Eufracia M. Cruz - 7+ boxes & bins, stereo equipment, exercise equipment, Dresser, Car Jack. Car Parts 7. Jair Ayala - 12+ boxes & bins, guitar, 1 tent, JBL speaker, weights, 3 dressers, 2 Tables 8. Sahdia Minkin - 4 + boxes & bins, a razor scooter, down vest, doll house, backpack 9. Amber Brown -2 lamps, 4 end tables, leather couch & recliner, wood-glass coffee table, 1 rug Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items sold as-is, where-is, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Call ahead to make sure sale is still scheduled. Contraband, or items subject to regulation or registration will not be transferred with the liened unit unless otherwise noted. Dates Published: 08/30/2019 and on 9/6/2019 Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc., Bond #7900390179, Tel. (916) 604-9695 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80634 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. #: 02019-092 LOAN #: LOA003634-F APN #: 010770041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED AS SHOWN BELOW. 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, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under the pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express 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, 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 as set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: DOUGLAS RAMOS AND MARIA ARACELLY RAMOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: GUILD ADMINISTRATION CORP., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION Trust Deed Date: 05/26/2017 Recording Date: 05/31/2017 Instrument Number: 2017-0096247-00 Book: —- Page Recorded in County: CONTRA COSTA State of CA Date and Time of Sale: 09/12/2019 at: 01:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Estimated Sale Amount: $626,520.57 Legal Description of Property: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. Street Address of Property (or Other Common Designation, if any): 621 ARMSTRONG WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 02019-092. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 08/15/2019 GUILD ADMINISTRATION CORPORATION AS SAID TRUSTEE 5898 COPLEY DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92111 (858) 492-5890 BY: GAIL WINDUS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY NPP0359484 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS

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the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-849322-RY IDSPub #0156110 8/30/2019 9/6/2019 9/13/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80624 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 2019.

formation about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19859848-BF IDSPub #0155936 9/6/2019 9/13/2019 9/20/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80589 Publish dates: September 6, 13, 20, 2019.

10/23/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/22/2019 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80638 Publish Dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005096-00 The name of the business(es): Republic Building Maintenance Located at: 2216 Barcelona Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Peter Pajoluk 2. Oxanna Pajoluk. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/2015. Signature of registrant: Peter Pajoluk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 15, 2019 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires August 15, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80590 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 9, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005101-00 The name of the business(es): Squared Away Located at: 2260 Winchester Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mary K. McSorleySommer. 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: Mary K. McSorley-Sommer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 15, 2019 by Deputy P. Cornelius Expires August 15, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80608 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005260-00 The name of the business: Luxury Appeal Event Furniture Located at: 6660 Lone Tree Way #122 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lashonie Veals. 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: Lashonie Veals. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 22, 2019 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 8/22/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80641 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005276-00 The name of the business(es): Revision Training Located at: 1041 Martinez Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Andrew “Drew” Torres. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: John Andrew “Drew” Torres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 23, 2019 by Deputy S. Smith Expires August 23, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80636 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 2019. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE SELF STORAGE AUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the liened personal property described below, pursuant to the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facilities Act, Business and Professions Code Sections 21700 et seq.. On the 13th day of September, at 10:30 A.M., the undersigned will sell the contents of liened storage units by public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Acorn Self Storage LLC, at 5205 Railroad Avenue,

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE SELF STORAGE AUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the liened personal property described below, pursuant to the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facilities Act, Business and Professions Code Sections 21700 et seq. On the 13th day of September 2019, at 9:30 AM, the undersigned will sell the contents of liened storage units by public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Acorn II Self Storage LLC, at 6900 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, California 94513, Tel. (925) 240-5000. Self-storage liened units generally include miscellaneous household goods, office or business equipment, furniture, furnishings, clothing and personal effects. In addition to those general contents, the pre-lien inventory revealed the following described goods: Names: 1. Gina Montoya - 3 vases, nightstands, artwork, glass table, dresser & purses. 2. Lisabeth West - Big block engine block, tools, toolboxes, power tools, old radio, oven, 3-ton floor jack & air compressor. 3. Teresita N. Delrosario - Dressers, 2 TVs, 3 lamps, ping pong table & artwork. 4. Jackie Waters - Dressers, bed frames, couch, 6+ mattresses, table & nightstand. 5. Desiree Oliver - Dresser, media stand, luggage, speakers, kid’s toys, ottoman, TV, ironing board, boxes & bins. 6. Burnetta C. Payne - Stereo equipment, desk, media stand, women shoes, rugs, TV stand, ladders, large flat screen TV, BBQ, kids chair, boxes & bins. 7. Wunitta Brown - File cabinets, washer, dryer & refrigerator. 8. Marie Jackson - Couches, golf umbrella, fans, end tables, bed frame, luggage, ice chest, boxes & bins. 9. Carolyn Ross - Refrigerator, futon, CD rack, desk, artwork, microphone stand, boxes & bins. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items sold as-is, where-is, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Call ahead to make sure sale is still scheduled. Contraband, or items subject to regulation or registration will not be transferred with the liened unit unless otherwise noted. Dates Published: 8/30/2019 and 9/6/2019 or Cal Storage Auctions, Inc., Bond #7900390179, Tel. (916) 604-9695 Brentwood Press No . 02-1273 80633 Publish dates: August 30, September 6, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-849322-RY Order No.: 190640116-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2017. 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): SYNEDRA I BRUMFIELD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/15/2017 as Instrument No. 2017-0236246-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/24/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $688,491.18 The purported property address is: 408 LOTUS CT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 017-680-005 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-849322-RY. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-859848-BF Order No.: 8754631 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2013. 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): CHAD SACHS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/16/2013 as Instrument No. 2013-0177818-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 10/26/2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0225143-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/30/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $525,536.78 The purported property address is: 1676 OAKVILLE COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 016-480-032-8 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-859848-BF. In-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Geraldine Vittoria Abbate Maghsoudi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Geraldine Vittoria Abbate Maghsoudi CASE NUMBER: N19-1492 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Geraldine Vittoria Abbate Maghsoudi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Geraldine Vittoria Abbate Maghsoudi to Proposed Name: Geraldine Vittoria Abbate. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/02/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/5/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80496 Publish Dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Gunjan Kanwal SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Gunjan Kanwal CASE NUMBER: N19-1644 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Gunjan Kanwal filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Gunjan Kanwal to Proposed Name: Gunjan Kanwal Chaudhri. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date:

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Hyman Townzen III SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Hyman Townzen III CASE NUMBER: N19-1566 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Hyman Townzen III filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Hyman Townzen III to Proposed Name: Hyman Cruz-Townzen. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10-17-19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 08/16/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 80595 Publish Dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004515-00 The name of the business: High Reach Cleaning Located at: 440 Memory Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Jennifer Casillas. 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: Jennifer Casillas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 18, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 7/18/2019 Oakley Press No. 030477 80503 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004783-00 The name of the business(es): Wine Country Strings Located at: 285 Robinwood Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sherry Lewis. 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: Sherry Lewis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 31, 2019 by Deputy J. Graff Expires July 31, 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80524 Publish dates: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004983-00 The name of the business(es): GRASHA Concierge Services Located at: 115 Heavenly Way In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Gracia Africa Mabrey 2. Michael Patrick Mabrey. 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: Gracia A. Mabrey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2019 by Deputy L. Mae Expires August 9, 2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80535 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2019.


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A person called from the 2700 block of Contra Loma Boulevard to say they were just robbed at gunpoint by a short man in a mask and a fat man in a white shirt.

Antioch – Aug. 16, 10:36 p.m. The following is a sample of recent law enforcement activity.

ANTIOCH Aug. 11, 12:51 p.m. Authorities received a call that two transients were robbed at gunpoint on the 2300 block of Buchanan Road. The reporting person said he had the incident on video. Aug. 11, 6:45 p.m. A man called authorities to report that he was robbed on the 2200 block of Lemontree Way by two women who took his phone. The responsible subjects left in a white Volkswagen Jetta. Aug. 11, 11:35 p.m. An employee from a business on the 2100 block of Sommersville Road called to report that a girl told her she and her boyfriend were attacked by someone on a bike and something was sprayed in their faces. Aug. 12, 12:30 a.m. A woman called authorities to report she was woken up by the sound of gunshots and at least six bullets had landed in her front room, and her car rear window was shattered as well. This report came from the 5100 block of Noakes Court. Aug. 12, 5:43 p.m. Authorities received a report that a man with a gun had gone into a store on the 3100 block of Contra Loma Boulevard and robbed it. Aug. 12, 8:13 p.m. A person called authorities to report they returned home to find their stuff moved around and money missing. This report came from the 2200 block of San Jose Drive. Aug. 13, 4:52 a.m. A person called from the 2100 block of Lemontree Way to report their apartment had been broken into. Aug. 13, 3:12 p.m. A person called to report that an assault took place several hours ago at Deer Valley High School. The school had started an investigation and told the reporting person to make a police report. Aug. 14, 11:25 p.m. A man in a white shirt and blue jeans took items from a store on the 3300 block of Deer Valley Road. The reporting person said he left his car in the lot and ran away on foot. Aug. 16, 10:36 p.m. A person called from the 2700 block of Contra Loma Boulevard to say they were just robbed at gunpoint by a short man in a mask and a fat man in a white shirt. Aug. 16, 11:57 p.m. A man called to say his son was robbed at gunpoint on the 3700 block of Dimaggio Way for his True Religion backpack. The three adult male suspects left in a black SUV.

Aug. 17, 7:29 p.m. A man said he arrived home with his mother and sisters and the front door and windows of their house were open and their dog was barking. This report came from the 2500 block of Florida Lane. Aug. 17, 8:46 p.m. An employee from a store on the 2500 block of Sommersville Road confronted a robbery suspect who was stealing in the back of the store. The suspect said he was armed, reached for something, and then left on foot. Aug. 18, 1:54 p.m. A man who said he had a gun took $400 from a store on the 3100 block of Buchanan Road. Aug. 20, 10:56 a.m. A person called to report they arrived home to find items missing and a screen off a window. This report came from the 1000 block of West 7th Street. Aug. 20, 3:44 p.m. A man called authorities to report two teenage males with a gun asked him for his money. He said he didn’t give them any and they left. This occurred on the 190 block of D Street. Aug. 21, 4:06 p.m. A man called to say his girlfriend arrived at his residence on Aster Drive to find the house broken into. Aug. 23, 9:21 a.m. A woman called 911 to report being harassed on James Donlon Boulevard. The line was disconnected, and when dispatch called back, a man answered and said he didn’t know what dispatch was talking about.

BRENTWOOD Aug. 20, 12:49 a.m. An accident with unknown injuries occurred at the intersection of Walnut Boulevard and Orchard Drive. The reporting person said a vehicle drove into a stop sign. Aug. 20, 7:43 a.m. A hit-and-run with no injuries occurred at Central Boulevard and Second Street when a driver knocked over a street sign on a median. Aug. 20, 8:42 a.m. Multiple work vehicles were broken into overnight on Harvest Park Drive. Some of the trucks had been damaged as well: One had fuel siphoned from it, another had a gas line cut, and in a third, the battery had been partially pulled out. Aug. 20, 10:17 a.m. Officer-initiated activity occurred on Ray Street. Aug. 20, 10:26 a.m. A woman called authorities to report her car had been hit while parked near First and Oak streets. Aug. 20, 11:05 a.m. Authorities received a report that a man in a

Raiders hat stole $276 from a business on Lone Tree Way. Aug. 20, 11:22 a.m. A man called to say he had video of a hit-andrun incident in which his car was damaged. The incident occurred on June 22. Aug. 20, 12:38 a.m. Two women in their 20s went into a business on Lone Tree Way and took some shoes. They left in a black Lexus sedan toward Walmart. One woman was wearing a shower cap, crop top and leggings; the other had red hair and wore a green sweater, black leggings and a pink purse. Aug. 20, 12:53 p.m. A burglary occurred on Harvest Park Drive. The reporting person returned from vacation to find her car window broken and the stereo gone. Aug. 20, 1:16 a.m. Authorities received a report that a man took a package from a house on Portsmouth Drive. He was wearing a burgundy shirt, gray pants and a bandana and drove a silver Dodge Durango. Aug. 20, 4:37 p.m. A vehicle burglary occurred on Lone Tree Way. The reporting person said a subject broke the window of a parked white Infiniti, took something and left. Aug. 20, 5:18 p.m. An employee at a business on First Street called to say someone in a black flatbed truck backed into and knocked over a city sign, then left. He said he had video of the incident. Aug. 20, 6:04 p.m. An accident with no injuries occurred on Walnut Boulevard when a blue Porsche drove into a porch. Aug. 20, 7:16 a.m. An assault was reported on Lone Tree Way. A person called to report they were punched in the back of the head by an unknown suspect. The person said they did not need medical attention but did want to file a report. Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m. A physical fight was reported on Bougainvilla Drive. Aug. 21, 5:01 a.m. Authorities received a report of suspicious circumstances on Highland Way. The reporting person was walking his dog and saw a small white van with a broken window, and a man standing next to the van. The reporting person asked the man if the van was his, and the man said yes, and acted like he was calling the police department. The man then left in a small sedan with a woman. Aug. 21, 8:44 a.m. A vehicle burglary occurred in a parking lot on Sand Creek Road. The vehicle owner was able to get video surveillance from a nearby business.


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New PG&E weather webpage As part of its efforts to prepare customers and communities for the growing threat of wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched a new weather webpage at www.pge.com/weather, providing detailed, localized forecasts. The page offers a seven-day, look-ahead regional forecast updated daily by a PG&E meteorologist or fire scientist, indicating the potential need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E monitors conditions across its system and evaluates whether to proactively turn off electric power lines, if gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, threaten a portion of the electric system. PG&E 7-Day PSPS Potential Forecast will provide a sense of what’s going on and what’s ahead, encompassing nine geographic regions of PG&E’s service area and four

levels of PSPS potential: • Not Expected – Conditions that generally warrant a PSPS event are not expected at this time. • Elevated – An upcoming event, typically a period of adverse weather combined with dry fuels, is being monitored for an increased potential of a PSPS event. • PSPS Watch – PG&E’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now activated based upon a reasonable chance of executing a PSPS to reduce public safety risk in a given geographic zone due to a combination of adverse weather and dry fuel conditions. A PSPS watch is typically only issued within 72 hours before the anticipated start of an event. • PSPS Warning – Customers in areas being considered for a PSPS have been or are being notified. This level indicates execution of a PSPS is probable, given the latest

EBRPD is examining plans to extend the Marsh Creek Regional Trail south from the current terminus, seen here, at Concord Avenue. Photo by Tony Kukulich

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ing to reach Round Valley, the county is in the early stages of developing a trail from Round Valley west through Morgan Territory and into the City of Clayton. That effort would add a trail segment approximately 13 miles long that hikers and riders could access at the end of the Marsh Creek Regional trail. Jamar Stamps, senior planner with the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development said the project is just beginning to develop base-level maps, and possible routes have yet to be considered. “Following the finalizing of our base maps, we will begin our public outreach process,” said Stamps. “We intend for that outreach to be very extensive, because the corridor is very large, and there are a lot of interested parties along that corridor – public property owners as well as private

property owners.” Stamps expects the first public meeting to discuss the county’s initiative will occur sometime early next year. The EBRPD expects to select its trail route by the end of the year. By the mid2020, the design should be complete and a cost estimate developed. “We want to identify the preferred route,” said Dougan. “But then they’re also going to do environmental studies on the preferred route that we choose, hopefully adopt that document pursuant to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and get a pretty detailed design at the end of it – what we need to do there. It’s a feasibility study, but is a sort of design and environmental (study) as well. It’s a feasibility study plus.” For more information, visit www. ebparks.org/about/planning/default. htm#MarshCreek.

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and projects — will be built behind the future performing arts center, located near the school’s current multipurpose room, on the grass near the softball field. Construction costs for both projects will be covered by the 2016 passage of Measure U — a $122 million district bond measure, although the school is still seeking a grant to cover curriculum costs, Manke said. District officials said the variety of nearby construction companies and associated student opportunities prompted them to turn to the construction technology route when looking to increase the school’s career technical education offerings. The California Department of Education’s California School Dashboard, which, in part, tracks school and district performance levels, shows that students are more college- and career-ready if they complete a two-year CTE program. The program’s curriculum is still in the planning stages, but one option is to use the nonprofit California Homebuilding Foundation’s free, four-year construction trades program course, Manke said. The key topics covered include the foundation of residential and commercial construction, the study of modern craftsmanship and infrastructure, and energy efficiency and future infrastructure. It requires students to complete a capstone project, which could include the construction of tiny homes that could incorporate design skills, basic construction work and electrical and plumbing elements. The program is CTE-approved and is accepted by the University of California and California State University systems.

Oakley City Councilmember Kevin Romick, a member of the school’s Construction Technology CTE pathway curriculum committee, said career technical education implements a new approach to vocational training, designed to offer high school students the opportunity to learn valuable skills, gain job experience and support from participating sponsor companies and mentors. Heritage High School in Brentwood also intends to ramp up its CTE offerings through Measure U by constructing an on-campus culinary arts classroom building that includes a kitchen, patio and small garden, to serve students in a new program expected to incorporate food service, hospitality, recreation and tourism elements. Liberty High, which already features a CTE-centered auto shop program, will add or update a variety of on-campus elements, including football stadium improvements, a new aquatic center and school entrance, main administration building, remodeled cafeteria and a new, U-shaped classroom building featuring 16-20 classrooms. “We are very excited to be adding to each site, facilities that will further enhance the quality of our programs,” said Eric Volta, LUHSD superintendent. Manke said the school would seek a credentialed construction technology teacher to run the program, once construction on the project gets rolling. The program should be offered to students at the beginning of fall, 2021. For more information on the project or other district projects expected to be funded through Measure U, visit bit.ly/MEASUREUprojects.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST LOAN: ANDERSON OTHER: 91213949 T.S. #: 19075-PR NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED.* *PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE Section 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT, BUT TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/26/2009. 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 REDWOOD TRUST DEED SERVICES, INC., as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MAR-

GARET DANA ANDERSON, recorded on 8/28/2009 as Instrument No. 20090207528-00 in Book —, Page-of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 5/13/2019 in Book—, Page —, as Instrument No. 2019-0068386-00 of said Official Records, WILL SELL on 9/13/2019 At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 at 9:00AM AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), 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 hereinafter described: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Assessor’s Parcel Number:

028-120-026 PLEASE NOTE: SAID TRUSTEE’S SALE ONLY AFFECTS THE TRUSTOR ‘S INTEREST IN AND TO SAID PROPERTY. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2088 Taylor Road, Bethel Island, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the undersigned within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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: $134,129.48. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, 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 therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note(s)

secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note(s), fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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. Dated: August 14, 2019 REDWOOD TRUST DEED SERVICES, INC., as said Trustee ATTN: ROBERT CULLEN P.O. BOX 6875 SANTA ROSA, CA 95406-0875 By: ROBERT CULLEN, President NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of

the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil

Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site: www.servicelinkASAP.com, using the Trustee Sale number assigned to this file, T.S. #19075-PR. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4702513 08/23/2019, 08/30/2019, 09/06/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 80581 Publish dates: August 23, 30, September 6, 2019.


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Calendar LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

For print, email your events to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. For online, post your events for free on The Press Community Calendar www.thepress.net/calendar.

Events Friday, Sept. 6 Excelsior Presents: Superheroes Unite!

Excelsior Middle School is putting on a super fall play about a city’s search for a superhero. Show times are as follows: Sept. 6, 10, 11 and 13 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 7 at noon and 2 p.m.; Sept. 14 at noon; and Sept. 5 and 12 at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for children, $10 for adults; all matinee tickets cost $7. Excelsior Middle School is located at 14301 Byron Highway in Byron. For more information, call 925-809-7530.

Saturday, Sept. 7 “Sister Act” 

The Pittsburg California Theatre presents “Sister Act,” the story of Deloris VanCartier, a wannabe disco diva who witnesses a crime and hides out in a convent. Shows run on Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 -12. Tickets cost $16-$22. Pittsburg California Theatre is located at 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg. For more information, contact Carolyn at info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com or 925427-1611 or visit www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com/upcoming-events.

Harmony and Healing Fundraiser

Hannah Nicole Vineyard will host David Victor and his supergroup as part of its Concert in the Vineyards lineup, playing rock classics as well as the band’s own hits. The show is 21+ only, cost is $30 to $57 and tickets can be purchased at www.bit.ly/concertinthevineyards. Funds raised will support Harmony and Healing, a nonprofit organization that brings music to patients in need. Hannah Nicole Vineyards is located at 6700 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-240-9463.

Casino Bus Trip

Climb aboard for a bus trip to Feather Falls Casino in Oroville. Cost is $30 per person, and the bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. sharp from the Oakley Raley’s. For more information, contact Irene at 925-6251102 or Jane at 925-625-2527.

Senior Center Vendor Fair Flea Market

Oakley Senior Center is hosting a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors, arts and crafts, miscellaneous new and used items, veterans’ pins, hats, rings, and collectibles and antiques. Table spaces are $10/each, indoors, and all are welcome. Oakley Senior Center is located at 215 2nd St. in Oakley. For more information, call the senior center at 925-626-7223 or Tim Lear at 925-238-5356.

Sunday, Sept. 8 Historical Society BBQ

The East Contra Costa Historical Society (ECCHS) will host a BBQ at 2 p.m. at the Byer/Nail House Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood. Come for music, activities, historical demonstrations, a petting zoo and great food. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Funds raised support the ECCHS Museum. For more information, contact Shirley McCall at 925-634-4049 or smccall272@comcast. net or visit www.eastcontracostahistory.org.

Delta Harvest Run

Sign up to run a half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K family fun run and raise money for local programs in East County. Cost is $10 to $65. This is a fast, flat course on streets and trails through Brentwood. Packet pickup starts at 6 a.m., races begin to go at 7:30 a.m. Start and finish location is the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. For more information, contact Cathleen Griebling at cathleengriebling@ yahoo.com or 925-437-4494 or visit www. deltaharvestrun.com. 

Afternoon Delight at Summerset

Bay Area virtuoso pianist Joan Cifarelli performs at Summerset Orchards with a diverse range of music: classics, Broadway melodies, pop and

rock. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. Doors open at 2 p.m. at 770 Centennial Place in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-513-2640.

Monday, Sept. 9 Walnut Creek Garden Club

The Walnut Creek Garden Club will host its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, in Walnut Creek. Featured speaker will be Tina Neuhausel on the topic of “Sustainable Contra Costa,” and all are welcome. For more information, contact Catherine Accardi at caacat@comcast.net or 925-934-9015. 

Tuesday, Sept. 10 NARFE Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Delta Chapter 1718 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Denny’s, 4823 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Guest speaker will be Zack Adinoff from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. All active federal employees, retirees and their dependents are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dorothy J. Wilson at 925-626-7945. 

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Oakley Chamber Mixer

The Oakley Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly mixer from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Barge Resort and Marina, 4515 Willow Road in Bethel Island. Come out for a fun evening on the Delta and network with other local business owners. Mixers are open to the public and free to members and first-time guests. Members who bring a guest will receive a free raffle ticket for the drawing. For more information, call 925-625-1035 or visit www.oakleychamber.com.

Thursday, Sept. 12 Banner Up! Reception and Exhibition There will be a reception at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Banner Up! Exhibition, which is running through Sept. 27. During this reception, guests will have a chance to view the 59 banners and meet their creators over light refreshments. Banners are available for purchase by bidding online at www.32auctions. com/BannerUp2019 or at the Benefit Gala on Sept. 27 at the Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Brentwood Library Foundation and local artists. For more information, contact Frank Littman at (818) 307-8918.

Striped Bass Association Meeting

The California Striped Bass Association (CSBA) West Delta Chapter monthly dinner meeting will be at the Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane in Antioch from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $17 and reservations are a must. The CSBA is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting fishing. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Tom Coss at 925-699-1699 or tomcoss8@comcast.net.

Brentwood Writes Presents Open Mic  Celebrate the written word with Brentwood Writes at its Open Mic event at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., in downtown Brentwood. All short work, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, or any other creative work — original or not — is welcome, as long as it is neither insulting nor abusive. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kati Short at 925-634-6655 or katishort@yahoo.com.

Friday, Sept. 13 Bonsai Tree Demonstration

The Discovery Bay Garden Club will host a bonsai tree demonstration during its meeting at 9:30 a.m. The club meets monthly at members’ homes to hear speakers on various garden-related topics. For more information and meeting location, call 925-308-4582.

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The Antioch Historical Society Museum will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 1500 West Fourth St. in Antioch. “Funeral for a Gangster” is a roaring 20s-themed show that will keep you laughing and guessing as you try to solve the mystery. Guests are encouraged to dress up as flappers and gangsters. Tickets are $65. For more information, see the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/ events/404412353496862 or purchase tickets at www.bit.ly/funeralforagangster. 

Storytime Live at Kiddie Academy in Brentwood

The Kiddie Academy will host story time with Curious George and Pinkalicious at 10 a.m. Anyone wanting to share a special moment with a child is welcome. The Kiddie Academy is located at 8680 Brentwood Boulevard. For more information, call 925-683-3369.

Laurel Ridge Community Church Women’s Conference

Laurel Ridge Community Church invites you to their 2019 Women’s Conference: “Shine,” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. Jenny Randall will speak about understanding your God-given identity and purpose. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $25 for the VIP experience and are available at www. laurelridgechurch.org/women and Sundays in the church lobby. For more information, visit www. laurelridgechurch.org or call 925-625-9500.

Save the dates! HOW Dinner Honoring Pia Carlson S E P T E M B E R 1 7 TH

Deutsche Spritz Tour 2019 S E P T E M B E R 2 1 ST

Country Fest to Beat ALS Coffey Anderson S E P T E M B E R 2 8 TH

Classic Car Show at Oakley Senior Center

Oakley Senior Center is hosting a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the benefit of Oakley senior citizens. All classic cars are welcome. Admission is free, and there will be raffles and prizes. The senior center is located at 215 2nd St. in Oakley. For more information, call Oakley Senior Center at 925-626-7223 or Tim Lear at 925-238-5356.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Tea Talk with Barbara, Tea Specialist

Oakley Senior Center is hosting “Tea 101,” an informal lecture with Barbara, tea specialist, from 10 a.m. to noon. Barbara will talk about what makes teas different and invite guests to enjoy a properly brewed cup. Come discover some new teas and enjoy all the health benefits of drinking it. Oakley Senior Center is located at 215 2nd St. in Oakley. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling the senior center at 925-626-7223.

Friday, Sept. 20 Byron School District Fundraiser

The Byron Partners in Education (BPiE) Foundation is hosting a casino night to raise money for the Byron School District. Come enjoy a night on the town with dinner, dancing, a silent auction and casino games. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 757 First Street in Brentwood. Cost is $50. For more information, contact Jennifer Dahl at jendahl87@gmail.com or 650-208-5496 or visit www.conta.cc/2Y6sk5N. 

Ongoing Events

Brentwood Community Chorus

The Brentwood Community Chorus will meet on Tuesdays through Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second Street in Brentwood. The chorus is open to anyone. The ability to read music is desirable, but not required – only the love of singing. Registration is $50, plus approximately $20 for music. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 15, 21 and 22. For more information or to register, visit www.brentwoodcommunitychorus.com or email brentwoodcommunitychorus@gmail.com.

Wine Club Release Party O C TO B E R 1 3 T H

Just Breathe Fundraiser Cassadee Pope O C TO B E R 1 9 T H

80’s Night The Breakfast Club O C TO B E R 2 5 T H

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Approx. 2,654 – 2,870 Sq. Ft. From the $1.1 Millions (925) 587-8898

Fillmore

Townhomes

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Single-Family Homes Approx. 2,561 – 3,093 Sq. Ft. From the High $500,000s (925) 390-3298

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*Home must close on or before December 31, 2019. Incentive package valid on homes sold after August 10, 2019. $1,000 moving cost credit may be applied to Design Studio selections or closing costs per lender guidelines. Ask a neighborhood sales associate for details. Pricing, terms and features subject to change without notice. Square footages are approximate. Homes pictured do not represent actual homesites for sale. Models do not reflect racial preference. CA DRE license #01996804.

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