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to Antioch city officials’ decision to pull funding for the concert this year due to budgetary difficulties. But thanks to a festival reserve fund and generous donations, the festival was able to go on. “It’s been a challenging year, no question,” said Giovanni. “But with the support of local volunteers and businesses who have stepped up and asked what they can do to help and then done it, we’re going to have a great event. We could never have done this without everyone’s help.” The festival will also include arts and crafts booths, gift items and food vendors. The one-day event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the free parking and shady venue, but leave the pets and alcohol at home. For more information on the Delta Blues Festival, call 925-698-8024, or visit the Web site at www.deltabluesfestival.net.

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by Ruth Roberts It’s been a month of quiet farewells and anticipated goodbyes, but on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the City of Oakley will officially bid adieu to Oakley Police Chief Chris Thorsen with a community open house at City Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thorsen will be leaving his post at the City of Oakley at the end of the month to accept a promotion to the rank of captain with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. “This (open house) will be a great opportunity for members of the community to drop by and personally thank Chris for his outstanding service to Oakley and to congratulate him on his new assignment with the Sheriff’s Office,” said Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery. “Chris has been an integral part of our team and we will miss him.” Attendees at the open house can also meet Oakley’s new police chief, Bani Kollo, who will be the fourth chief of police to lead the Oakley Police Department since the city’s incorporation. “Chief Kollo was selected from a group of very qualified candidates, but he stood out as the best fit for the organization and the one that provides the best customer-service personality that matches the community’s needs,” said Montgomery. Thorsen, who has been Oakley’s police chief since 2005, said that while he leaves the city with mixed emotions, he’s confident Kollo will be a strong and solid addition to Oakley. “I consider it an honor to have served with and for so many great people,” said Thorsen. “Leaving Oakley is difficult, but it will be good for me to continue to grow in my career. I leave knowing that Oakley is well served and led by a strong and effective chief and police department.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Creek cleanup volunteers needed by Samie Hartley Staff Writer In East County, residents don’t need to travel to the beach to take part in the California Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 25. Marsh Creek might seem insignificant compared to the state’s massive coastline, but even Mother Nature’s waterways need a little TLC. To celebrate California Coastal Cleanup, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, along with hundreds of volunteers, will take part in the annual Marsh Creek Cleanup to help free the peaceful creek of pollutants and unnatural clutter such as plastics, food wrappers, styrofoam and aluminum cans. “You’d be surprised what we find during the cleanup,” said Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Executive Director Diane Burgis. “We find furniture, broken toys, car parts and all sorts of things that aren’t meant to be in or near the creek.” So what’s the strangest thing they’ve found in the past six years? “One time we found two big bags filled with dog hair,” Burgis recalled. “We also found a purse with a dead crawdad in it once and a few other unusual things that wouldn’t be appropriate to put in the newspaper, but the important thing is that it’s all removed from the creek.” Last year, the Friends and more than 600 volunteers collected more than 2½ tons of trash from six sites. This year, the cleanup

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Two Marsh Creek Cleanup volunteers go the extra mile to remove pollution from the creek during the 2008 event. This year’s cleanup will feature 11 cleanup sites. has been expanded to 11 sites in Brentwood, Oakley and unincorporated Contra Costa County, so Burgis hopes to beat last year’s numbers, collecting at least 3 tons this time around. This year’s locations include Creekside

Park in Oakley, the Brentwood Technology Center on Sand Creek Road, and Delta Road in unincorporated Contra Costa. For a complete list of cleanup sites, visit www. fomcw.org/creekcleanup.html. So far this year, the Friends have col-

lected nearly 5 tons of trash during Earth Day cleanups and a special Martin Luther King Day cleanup. “It’s not that there is a lot of trash along Marsh Creek; we’re just really good at cleaning up,” Burgis said. “The community really comes out to support this event. What’s great about our event is that it’s a community event perfect for families. At the cleanup you’ll see little kids picking up bits of trash alongside our senior citizens. Everyone can do their part, and afterward we have a little party to thank everyone for their help.” Burgis said people come back year after year to help with the cleanup because they know they are doing something good in their own backyard, but the effects are felt throughout the ecosystem by keeping pollutants from traveling downstream to other waterways. “That’s why we do this,” Burgis said. “We want to make sure that we catch all of these little bits of trash before they make their way to larger bodies of water. About 80 percent of all ocean pollutants originate from an inland source. That’s us, so we need to do our part. We work really hard to clean up the creek and the surrounding area so that we’re not part of that statistic.” This year, the Friends are looking to make their event even greener by asking participants to collect trash in buckets and reusable containers, so that they don’t add see Creek page 20A


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Crushing experience in footwear selection I learned a hard lesson this summer. Never take your toes for granted. I never gave my toes much attention, aside from the occasional pedicure and polishing. I don’t care for pedicures because the minute the technician starts rubbing the bottom of my foot with HANGIN’ IN that rough pumice HERE stone, I’m not responsible for the involuntary spasming of my foot. It is so ticklish, it’s almost painful! Pedicures are supposed to be relaxing, but not for VICKI me. Anyway, my toes MCKENNA have always served me well and I guess I should have appreciated them more … Two of my kids were invited on a camping trip with my brother and his family. I cannot stand camping, and anyone who knows me will tell you I absolutely loathe it. Thankfully, other members of my family enjoy it and generously invite my kids along so they can experience the joy of sleeping in the dirt, swatting at bees, applying large amounts of mosquito repellent and using primitive outhouses in the middle of the night.

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Help Scouts to the top East County residents can help a pair of local Scouts achieve their organizations’ highest awards. Allison Koontz of Antioch Girl Scout Troop 30847 is working on her Silver Award. “I’m an avid reader, and for my Silver Award project, I decided that I should give others access to as many books as they could want.� Allison is asking for donations of gently-used books she can distribute to Oakland Children’s Hospital, the Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall and Dallas Commons, a home for senior citizens in Antioch. Books may be dropped off at Yogurt Pizazz, 3860 Balfour Road in Brentwood on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m., or at the Safeway on 3110 Bal-

four Road in Brentwood on Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Brad Swisher is an Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 729 in Brentwood, and the name of the game for him is baseball. “I love baseball,� he writes. “I’ve been playing for many years, and so I choose a project that dealt with baseball. I thought it would be cool to give less fortunate kids a chance to play baseball.� Brad is collecting new and used baseball gear to send to children in developing countries. You can make arrangements for donating equipment to his project by calling 925-513-1182 or emailing bradswisher17@yahoo.com.

Free Scout clinics at REI Boy Scouts working on their merit badges can get a little help and some freebies at the same time this weekend. REI Brentwood is hosting a Scout Merit Badge Night on Sept. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will feature free merit badge clinics, door prizes, discounts for group purchases and a 15 percent discount coupon for every Scout who participates. 4 p.m.: Tracking Historic Merit Badge Learn the original requirements as written in 1911. The badge was discontinued in 1952 and brought back for the BSA centennial. Register at www.rei.com/ event/10917/session/13493.

5:30 p.m.: Cycling Merit Badge Whether you’re a beginner or have been cycling for years, you’ll learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on this badge. Register at www. rei.com/event/10918/session/13494. 7 p.m.: Backpacking Merit Badge Scouts will learn what equipment to carry on their backs, what knowledge to have in their heads, and how to travel and camp without leaving a trace. Register at www.rei.com/event/10876/session/13492. REI is located at 2475 Sand Creek Road at The Streets of Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-3540 or log onto www.rei.com/brentwoodca.


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Kids Helping Kids reaches $100K goal by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer It took 53 lemonade stands, five car washes, six ice cream parties and a string of assorted fundraisers to reach their $100,000 goal, but for the kids behind the Kids Helping Kids (KHK) organization, the end definitely justified the means. “It shows people that when you put your mind together with your heart, you can accomplish anything,” said 13-year-old KHK Co-founder Tyler Page. “It’s a really good feeling.” Tyler has learned a lot about feeling good in the past couple of years since he and his mom, Laura, founded the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children in need. The Brentwood family started the group in 2007 after Tyler saw an episode on “Oprah” featuring a story on child trafficking in Ghana. Touched by the plight of the children half a world away, Tyler began raising money for a group in Africa that rescues children from slavery, and in 17 months raised $50,000. A mere 18 months after that, he reached his goal of $100,000 and has since announced a new goal of $500,000. It’s an ambitious undertaking, but for the open-hearted young man and his group of dozens of friends, raising the bar is about more than bringing in the bucks. “The $500,000 seems like the next logical number to reach, and after that we’ll go for a million,” said Tyler. “It may take a while, maybe a long time, but it doesn’t matter as long as we keep doing what our hearts tell us to do.” Lisa Toth, whose 13-year-old daughter Cameron is a member of KHK, said the organization does more than fundraise; it raises confident kids: “I think being involved in KHK has given Cameron an assurance in herself and an empathy for others that has really made her a better, stronger person. The group has shown her that everyone is the same regardless of their background, color or ethnicity. It’s a great group.” Toth isn’t the only local family that has benefited from involvement in KHK. Addie Duncan, 7, created Addie’s Art Festival and spent a month drawing and creating her own artwork, displaying it at local jazz and art festival and donating her profits to KHK. And Brentwood Idol winner Jordyn Foley surprised everyone in July when she donated her $100 prize from the competition to KHK, saying that the group had helped her to become a more confident person and that she wanted her winnings to go toward helping children less fortunate. “My personal experience has been one of enormous gratitude and humility,” said Laura. “The many incredible people who do amazing things to make this world a better place – we could not do any of it if we didn’t have the love and support of these heroes.” And for Tyler and the rest of the group, that’s what KHK is really all about: inspiration and support. “It feels really good, like I’ve touched someone’s heart,” said Tyler. “And it’s just a really good feeling that I’ve made an impact on their life that made them go out and do something they believe in.” For more information on Kids Helping Kids, visit www.kidzhelpingkids.org or call 925-759-4806.

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On a Wonder-ful trip Calla Bear is getting ready to hit the road.

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Jane Austin’s classic “Pride and Prejudice” starts Sept. 10 at Heritage High School. Photo by Nanette Sposito

The Teddy Bear Express, featuring Calla Bear and friends Bearemy and Camo, will soon be chugging into local preschools, where they’ll teach students an entertaining brand of geography. The tour begins at Little Wonders Preschool in Oakley and progresses to six other preschools across North America. The Teddy Bear express originated in 2004 as an idea of Provider’s Playground, an e-mail group comprising hundreds of home-based childcare and preschool facilities. Calla will spend one full week at each facility, bringing with her a photo album, journal, souvenirs and a treat for the children on her first stop. Each class will write in the journal, add pictures from her visit and give her souvenirs to take home with her, as well as a surprise to take as a gift to the next facility on the tour. To follow Calla on her journey, visit the Teddy Bear Express home page at www.stepbystepcc.com/tbe/tbe.html. For more information, call Nanette Sposito at 925-625-5134 or e-mail lwpreschool@gmail.com.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Heritage High School Rising Stars will present a production of Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice” on September 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage High School Theater. “Pride and Prejudice” is a tale of love and values that unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters, including strongwilled Elizabeth and young Lydia, have been raised by their mother with one purpose in life: finding a husband.

When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz with the anticipation of husband hunting. Surely among the man’s sophisticated circle of friends, there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. But when Elizabeth meets up with the handsome and apparently snobbish Mr. Darcy, the battle of the sexes is joined. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, and available at the Theater Box Office 30 minutes before curtain.


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August accomplishments ongratulations to the following Timber Point Elementary students of the month for exemplifying responsibility, kindness and curiosity for the month of August: In the front row, from left, are Jessica Belcher, Michael Hernandez, Noa Rapoza, Steven Luoma and Grace Gibb; center row: Katelin Mathews, Kenni Rose, Brook Walser, Hayley Gunderman, Michael Cordero and Cailin Leimbrock; back row: Ayden Case, Hayley Womack, Jake Richter, Demoni Brooks, Elise Archibald, Austin Farnan and Aliah Gaoteote.

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Services for Yom Kippur Chabad of the Delta, an organization focused on education and awareness of the Jewish faith and serving the communities of Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay, will be hosting its first observation of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur begins Friday, Sept. 17 at sundown and concludes on Saturday, Sept. 18 at nightfall. Chabad of the Delta will be offering services in a warm and friendly traditional environment, featuring moving melodies, Hebrew/English Machzor prayer books and holiday and prayer insights. No tickets or affiliation is necessary to participate. Services for Yom Kippur will begin Sept. 17 at 6:45 p.m.; morning services will be held Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.; the Yizkor memorial service begins at noon; and an afternoon service is held at 6:45 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call Chabad of the Delta at 925-238-8770, e-mail rabbi@jewishdelta.com or visit www.jewishdelta.com.

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TEA Party: It’s about smaller government by Sean Ackley Brentwood resident The TEA party movement is about limited government, a government where we are represented just enough to protect the rights we inherited and are a natural part of us. Government never gives rights. In UEST fact, the constituCOMMENT tion clearly binds the government’s actions to allow the states and the people the most rights capable under law. If anyone tells you the TEA party is about anything else, they don’t understand the movement. I agree that you will hear topics like lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, open carry, police state, world government and FEMA camps. These topics, although important, are simply a result of government getting too big in the first place. If we simply went back to a limited government, these problems would resolve themselves. People may not understand that “limited” government does not need to mean small or ineffective govern-

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ment. On the contrary, the government we institute as a people will be the size we need it to be in order to provide for the protection of everyone’s rights. If you look at how our government worked for us from the founding to the early 1900s you will still find corruption, but overall you had good representation. The problems started appearing when a European group of international bankers decided to merge with American industry. Families such as Rothschild, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Brown Brothers Harriman, Warburg, Kuhn Loeb, J. Henry Schroder and Jacob Schiff are all at the center here. They wanted more for them and less for you. I can’t possibly go into that much history here, but look it up and find a really scary thing that happened. After 1910, which is primarily when things started to fall apart, is exactly when these bankers and business tycoons started implementing their plans. The best way to create a monopoly is with government. The best way to scam an entire population out of its money is through government, again, in the form of tax free foundations. So we see

LETTERS Proud patriot steps up Editor: The People Power Revolution of the Philippines is the quintessence of nonviolent struggles against dictatorships. It began at the voting booth and ended with the exile of a tyrant, President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1972, when I was 15, Marcos declared martial law. The reign of terror that plagued the next 14 years allowed no democratic process to change the leadership. However, growing pressure from the people and from foreign countries, including the United States, forced a presidential election. In 1986, I cast my first vote at 29 years of age. There was widespread cheating, and Marcos was ready to proclaim his re-election victory in an extravagant celebration. I

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government expand, more war, more expansion, more war, depression, more war and then an endless cycle of business, war, taxes and rights being taken away. Government gets bigger; they start making the people believe the government is your friend and can fix things. The banks get rich off loans to government, and then our children start to believe “this is just the way things are.” In reality, its not the way things need to be. Government does not need to control every aspect of our lives. In fact, throughout history it is proven that when there is less government, there is more prosperity. Give people the chance, within the law, and they will create a great society. It is my firm belief that proper non-government education and a solid understanding of history will clearly solve most all the problems we face today. We simply don’t teach real history anymore. We teach children how to be good citizens, don’t rock the boat and work best how the state sees fit. It would not be in the best interest of the government or the big corporations running everything to have a well-educated public, full of free think-

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marched the streets of Manila shoulder to shoulder with nuns, teachers, students and street vendors, demanding that our voice be heard. The crowd swelled into a 2 million Filipino peaceful coup d’etat that ousted Marcos. I immigrated to America in 1995 and relish in the lifestyle of my newly adopted homeland, which holds in high esteem life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Knowing the power of the ballot, I am determined to preserve the democracy I came for and to immerse myself in the political process – not just as voter but as candidate. I am an Asian immigrant woman who has triumphed over lifelong adversities. I seek to serve as trustee for Area 5 of the Contra Costa County Board of Education. I will bring a unique point of view and a commitment to transparency and accountability. I will also provide diversity and balance to the board to ensure equal representation for our changing demographics. Almost a quarter century later and halfway around the world, the patriot in me proudly lives on. Cynthia Ruehlig Antioch

ers and clear minds. Instead, we eat highly processed foods, drink fluoride-laced water, microwave our food to death, eat too many fake colors and radiate our bodies with too many technology devices. We teach our kids they are not unique, they should conform and do what they are told, and above all else, listen to the government and mainstream media. We have endless debates about football and Lindsey Lohan, but where is God, family and country in all that? Throughout my adult life, I was always told “don’t mention politics” at parties or poker. Well, just think if we actually did talk more about politics every day, and we had more casual conversations about where are country is headed – perhaps we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in now. So we go day to day believing that things are the way they are, they can’t be changed, and the government is going to save us. Real slaves are those who wait around for others to free them. Or you can get up, get mad, get involved, ask questions and not believe in the status quo. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

EDITOR Overhaul the DBPOA

Editor: My name is Bruce McKay and I am running for a board position on the controversial Discovery Bay Property Owner’s Association. For those residents in their jurisdiction, I am asking for your vote and support. As most residents and readers of this paper know, the DBPOA has caused havoc to our members with their frivolous lawsuits, selective enforcement and mismanagement of membership funds. The leadership has been the same bunch of folks for the past 20 years. They have created a major liability to the community with their poor legal decisions, which ultimately will have to be paid by the members. They fail to accept responsible for their actions and plan on staying the course. Their plans call for raising dues every year even though members overwhelmingly voted against dues increases twice. I anticipate they will ignore the will of the members and bypass the required 2/3-membership approval for dues increases as stated in the Bylaws. They also want to spend money to hire a management company. The Association is broke. A major court award to a homeowner, due to their poor

leadership, is coming soon, which could reach $65,000. The Association has only $20,000 in the bank! They have allowed the blight of foreclosed properties that reduce our property values, doing nothing while community volunteers formed clean-up crews and started cleaning up these properties. When questioned about their dismal record of poor decisions and lack of any accomplishments, they choose arrogance and use disparaging labels to berate members and refuse to address members’ concerns. I made my decision to run in an attempt to stop further harm to the community and bring this rogue organization under control. I will use a commonsense approach and make decisions based on what is right for the betterment of the community as a whole. I will not support frivolous litigation, selective enforcement, or raise dues or assess members. I will support mediation rather than litigation to address problems. A priority will be to clean up the controversial governing documents. I will reach out to members for assistance and solicit volunteers rather than pay for services. I will see Letters page 19A

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Aug. 27, 3:28 p.m. During a traffic stop on Lone Tree Way, a driver claimed that his license plate must have fallen off the vehicle while he was driving. Aug. 27, 7:02 p.m. An abandoned trailer was removed from the vicinity of Pebble Beach Drive at Grey Hawke Court. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. A subject contacted in front of his residence on Bighorn Terrace during a criminal-threats investigation was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 27, 9:29 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 27, 11:40 p.m. An unidentified person was caught looking through the front window of a residence on Intrigue Lane, but fled prior to police arrival. Aug. 27, 11:48 p.m. On Fairview Avenue at Central Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 28, 8:35 a.m. On Walnut Boulevard at McClarren Road, a subject was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Aug. 28, 11:32 a.m. An unidentified person stole an unlocked bicycle from the front of a business on Sand Creek Road. Aug. 28, 2:29 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at the Highway 4 Bypass, a driver was sideswiped by an ambulance headed to an emergency. Aug. 28, 3:30 p.m. A subject contacted during a fight on Balfour Road was found in possession of metal knuckles. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Aug. 28, 6:54 p.m. A driver lost control of his vehicle and veered into a ditch on Concord Avenue at Fairview Avenue. A passenger who was thrown from the vehicle sustained major injuries and was transported

LOGS to John Muir Medical Center. Aug. 29, 2:09 p.m. A driver rear-ended another driver on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road. Aug. 29, 2:45 p.m. An unidentified person kicked the driver’s side rear panel of a vehicle parked on Autumn Valley Way. Aug. 29, 6:32 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, a subject towing five other vehicles was stopped for a vehicle code violation and found to be driving without a license. Aug. 30, 10:15 a.m. An unidentified person stole the rear license plate from a vehicle parked on Central Boulevard. Aug. 30, 12:56 p.m. An unidentified person stole shoes, T-shirts, gloves and a game-system hard drive from a residence on Darby Drive. Aug. 30, 1:03 p.m. A subject left seven cell phone text messages for a resident of Chamomile Lane in violation of court restraining order. Aug. 30, 1:04 p.m. A folding knife was discovered on the ground beneath a play structure on Atherton Boulevard. Aug. 30, 1:27 p.m. Three unidentified persons pulled in behind a business on Brentwood Boulevard and loaded five bales of cardboard into the back of their vehicle, which displayed no front license plate. Aug. 30, 2:16 p.m. An unidentified person stole a handgun from a residence on Thomas Court. Aug. 30, 4 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject arrested on an Immigration Detainer was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Aug. 30, 6:41 p.m. An unidentified person opened the emergency exit of a business on Balfour Road and stole several bottles of alcohol. Estimated loss: $200. Aug. 30, 8:10 p.m. An unidentified person stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle parked on Dainty Avenue. Aug. 30, 10:45 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, two subjects placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting were released on a Promise To Appear. Aug. 30, 11:27 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Homecoming Way, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license and in pos-

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On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, a subject towing five other vehicles was stopped for a vehicle code violation and found to be driving without a license. Aug. 29, 6:32 p.m., Brentwood session of a large amount of wire. The vehicle was impounded. Aug. 31, 7:49 a.m. On Central Boulevard at Griffith Lane, a driver claimed to be temporarily blinded by the sun, causing him to strike the center median, a pole and a tree. Public Works removed the damaged tree and pole. Aug. 31, 8:03 a.m. An unidentified person shattered the rear window of a vehicle parked on Birch Street. Aug. 31, 8:29 a.m. An unidentified person stole the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on Village Drive. Aug. 31, 11:29 a.m. A driver rear-ended another driver at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue at Chamomile Lane. The first driver initially fled the scene, but returned and exchanged information with the second driver. During the exchange, it was determined that the first driver was driving on a suspended license. He was cited and his vehicle was stored. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Aug. 23 – Arrest warrants were served on Bridgehead Road at Main Street. Aug. 23 – On East Cypress Road at Jersey Island Road and on West Cypress Road at Main Street, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Aug. 23 – A petty theft was reported on the 1800 block of Walnut Grove Court. Aug. 24 – Vehicles were stolen from the 4300 block of Bordeaux Drive and from the 4100 block of Sequoia Drive. Aug. 24 – On the 2500 block of Main Street, a subject was found in violation of a court order. Aug. 24 – Businesses on the 1300 block of Main Street and the 1500 block of Neroly Road were burglarized. Aug. 25 – On the 5400 block of Neroly Road, a subject was charged with possession of dangerous drugs. Aug. 25 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on the 4400 block of Fall Lane. Aug. 25 – Vehicles were towed from the 4800 block of Big Bear Road and the 4300 block

of Lorenzetti Drive. Aug. 25 – On East Cypress Road at Rubens Way, a subject was charged with reckless driving. Aug. 25 – Terrorist threats were made on the 100 block of Delta Road. Aug. 25 – Arson was reported on the 1100 block of O’Hara Avenue. Aug. 25 – Vandalism occurred on Creekside Way at Laurel Road. Aug. 26 – On Concannon Drive at Weibel Circle, a subject was charged with violation of probation. Aug. 26 – On Cloverbrook Avenue at Miller Drive, a subject was arrested for interfering with a public officer. Aug. 26 – Juveniles were reported missing from the 900 block of Walnut Drive and the 100 block of Lariat Court. Aug. 26 – A subject was arrested for riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol. Aug. 26 – Misdemeanor battery was reported on Brown Road at Neroly Road. Aug. 26 – A weapon was reported on school grounds on the 4800 block of Frank Hengel Way. Aug. 27 – On Laurel Road at Mercedes Lane, a subject was charged with selling dangerous drugs. Aug. 27 – On Anvilwood Drive at Rose Avenue, a subject was found in possession of an unlawful weapon. Aug. 27 – On Woodglen Drive at Woodhill Drive, a subject was cited for driving without a license. Aug. 27 – On Delta Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for presenting false identification to police. Aug. 27 – On Kay Avenue at O’Hara Avenue, on Bernard Road at Main Street, on Empire Avenue at Laurel Road and on the 100 block of Grand Canyon Circle, subjects were arrested for DUI. Aug. 27 – On the 100 block of Lauritzen Lane, a boat was burglarized. Aug. 27 – Identity theft was reported on the 2100 block of Main Street. Aug. 29 – A vehicle accident with injuries occurred on the 4600 block of Duarte Avenue. Aug. 29 –On Brownstone Road at Main Street and on Delta Road at Olive Lane, subjects were arrested for DUI.


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July 25, 1934-Aug. 29, 2010 Brentwood resident Larry Charles Tabke passed away suddenly on Aug. 29. His warm smile, friendly disposition and giving nature were his trademarks. Larry didn’t know how to say no to a friend in need. Larry was born in San Francisco and grew up in the East Bay, graduating from St. Elizabeth’s High School in Oakland. After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, he spent several years with the Shell Development Corp. In 1958, Larry joined the General Electric Nuclear Power Division at the first-ever privately owned nuclear power test reactor at the

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Vallecitos site. Larry spent 37 years with GE, rising to the position of site service manager. His responsibilities took him to locations around the world. In 1977, without a college education, Larry earned the title and certificate of Professional Engineer in Nuclear Engineering from the State of California. In retirement, he served on the Apple Hill Estates Board of Directors, worked in the Concannon Winery Tasting Room and was an assistant coach with Linemen Inc Camps. His twin brother, Jerry, preceded Larry in death. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marlene; his devoted children, Gary Tabke (Karin) and Karen Fernandez (Al) of Brentwood; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother Harry Tabke (Rita) of San Diego; sisters-in-law Carol Donato (Larry), Carlotta Barlow (Jim) and Chris Tabke. A mass was said on Friday, Sept. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, followed by internment at Holy Cross and a reception at the Apple Hill Estates Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Larry’s name.

Jimmie Dean Maltbie Sept. 28, 1942-Aug. 22, 2010 Jimmie D. Maltbie passed away in his sleep at the dream home he built in Byron. Jim was 67 years old. His health had been

declining over the last few years. Jim is survived by his wife, Karen Cox; two sons, Darren and James; daughters-in-law, Jeanine and Wendy; grandchildren, Skylar, Tanner and Ryder; and stepmother, Marilyn Knapp. Jim was born in Martinez, the firstborn of Helen Lucille Trezise and James Raymond Maltbie. Jim graduated from Alhambra High School in 1962 and within a year opened his first Jim’s Auto Body in Port Chicago. He went on to build successful body shops in Concord, Walnut Creek and two in Antioch. Jim was an innovator and entrepreneur with hands of steel and a heart of gold. He mentored many employees who went out and started their own successful businesses. Jim never sat still. He ventured into numerous successful businesses, including Antioch Auto, JK Ranch, JDM Construction, JCM Trucking, Buck’s Lake Lodge, JAB Racing, Delta Sports Boats, Byron Rock and Ready Mix and Byron Feed. He loved the thrill of a new venture, but always came back to his true love, the car. He spent the last years of his life building and restoring old cars. Everyone who ever met Jim never forgot that first meeting and what he said during it. The family will hold a Celebration of Jim’s Life on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. followed at noon by lunch at JK Ranch. Please bring your classic car, Harley and most of all your memories of Jim. A written memory would be appreciated for our memory book.


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Letters from page 16A treat members with respect, regardless of their opinion. Most importantly, I will follow and obey the law. My professional experience as a police officer will bring moral and ethical judgment in my leadership and integrity to the Association. There are two other candidates who also share most of my views and their support is needed to gain a majority on the board to make the needed overhaul to this organization. Please vote for McKay, Visintin and Potter. The time has come to get the DBPOA out of the negative spotlight and to move forward. We can’t afford to allow this mess to continue. Bruce McKay Discovery Bay

Dysfunctional government calls for drastic measures Editor: I am ashamed of our state elected officials, from both sides of the aisle. Once again the citizens’ essential programs (child care, education, fire and police protection, infrastructure) fail due to the lack of a state budget while our elected officials ignore the need to run the state and see to it those citizens they are elected to serve do so! Every year we suffer the same dysfunctional government issues, with no budget. This needs to change and change now! I am not a big proponent of the referendum system, but we do need it now. I propose the following: 1: On June 1 of each year, no new bills may be introduced until the budget is passed

and approved. 2: On June 15 (if no budget in place) there is to be no contact with any person or company that is lobbying for new legislation. That no legislation may be discussed on the floor any legislative body, or in committee except for the budget. 3: On July 1 of each year, if no budget is passed, every elected member of the state legislature and their staff ceases to be paid. There shall be no retroactive pay after the budget has passed. This will include a forfeiture of all benefits until such time as the budget is approved and signed into law. At that time, all legislative staff must reapply for their positions. (They are not really jobs, but positions.) 4: The legislature shall be in session 16 hours a day, seven days a week until the budget is approved and signed into law. 5: If on July 15 no budget has been passed, the previous year’s budget shall be instituted and all elected officials shall be deemed out of office effective election day on the first Tuesday of November. They may not run for re-election. While we sit and do nothing and our elected officials refuse to meet the requirements of the jobs to which they have been elected, our children are deprived of the learning opportunities and our cities are robbed of income. The legislature, meanwhile, continues to meet with lobbyists, pass bills and set themselves up for fat jobs when their term limit forces them out of office. Can we get such a referendum on the ballot? Will our courts uphold the constitutionality of such a measure? Bob Munion Brentwood

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

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through the short-sale process you can purchase another home the day after your short sale closes. According to FHA’s Mortgagee Letter 09-52, as long as you did not pursue a short-sale agreement simply to “take advantage of declining market conditions, and purchase at a reduced price a similar or superior property within a reasonable commuting distance,” then you are eligible for an FHA insured loan. However, if you were late on your mortgage, late on any revolving debt, or in the process of foreclosure while going through your short sale then all bets are off. Potential buyers in cases such as this have to wait a mandated thirty-six months (three years) before purchasing a home through FHA. So while many of the original questions in this column remain a mystery solved only on a “lender-tolender” case-by-case basis, we now have a nationally recognized policy for how shortly after a short-sale you can purchase a home. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, or feel you might be eligible based the purchase based on the above information, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@ yahoo.com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

Creek from page 4A anymore plastic bags to the landfills. Participants are also encouraged to bring work gloves so that they don’t have to use latex gloves, which aren’t biodegradable. Cleaners are also encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, sun block and weather-appropriate clothes. Also new this year is the ability for participants to register online. Rather than wait in line the day of the event, participants may sign up online and present the printed waiver at the sign-up table. Just pick a cleanup site, print out the sign-up sheet and show up. Burgis hopes this new system will help streamline the registration process, but people may still sign up the day of the event. Registration for the event is free. To register,

Footwear from page 7A couple Advil and washed them down with one of the beers I’d bought. I told myself my toe would be fine the next day, but deep down I knew the truth. It was broken. I had a step class the next morning, and all I could think about was my dear friend Lynn, who also teaches step aerobics. She had a broken toe a few years ago. She was in Disneyland waiting in line for a ride when a morbidly obese man standing in front of her lost his balance and stepped backward onto her toe. He broke it. She couldn’t teach step for a month. The next morning my toe looked even worse. The bruising had traveled across the top of my foot. Coincidently, it was the

visit www.fomcw.org/creekcleanup.html. Burgis is also looking for volunteers to work at the registration tables, signing people in and distributing trash collection supplies. To sign up for a volunteer’s position, e-mail volunteer@fomcw.org. Those who want to support the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed but are unable to attend the Marsh Creek Cleanup may send a donation to Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, 2063 Main St. #311, Oakley, CA 94561. The Marsh Creek Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at specified site locations at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Burgis at 925-325-2908. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

same foot I’ve considered getting tattooed. Guess I’ll wait on that for a while. The telling moment was putting my foot into my aerobic shoe. Ahhhhhhh! I reached for the Advil and my old stretched-out shoes I found buried in my closet. I asked for strength from God and hobbled to my class. Well, whether it was God or the Advil or raw adrenaline, somehow I made it through. It’s been a month now and my toe is slowly healing but I’m still wearing my big shoes. I’m going to be treating my toes differently from now on. They have earned new respect from me and I’m going to protect them. No more flip-flops at Winco. It’s steel-toed boots for me! To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Local chocolatiers named Rookie of the Year Mountains of mouth-watering confections and the irresistible aroma of chocolate are enough to captivate visitors at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store in Brentwood. But owners Christine and Craig McKnight want everything about their shop to be more than delicious, so they go out of their way to make sure customers have an unforgettable Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory experience. The McKnights opened their chocolate shop in October of 2008 at The Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center. Their hard work and dedication to the new business was recently recognized at the company’s bi-annual national convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., where they were named the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 2008 Rookie of the Year. “Being named Rookie of the Year validated all of our hard work in the early months before actually opening the store, and then when we were brand-new business owners,” said Christine. “We have worked incredibly hard, we have put so much effort and attention to detail into this store, and we truly care about our business. We feel honored to be recognized by our colleagues and the company.” After her early-morning stint at the shop, Christine switches gears and assumes the role of teacher at O’Hara Park Middle School in Oakley. Her husband Craig is in charge of their store full-time. When they’re not working, both parents spend their time with their 8-month-old daughter, Remmi. In the years before opening their Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store, Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education. Craig has a background in hotel and restaurant management and worked as a fine-dining chef at private country clubs for 12 years.

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owners Craig and Christine McKnight have been named Rookie of the Year for their first year in business at The Streets of Brentwood. “My husband and I have been together since we were 15 and 16 years old, at Liberty High School here in Brentwood, and we always talked about opening our own business,” said Christine. “Our Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store is a nice blend of our backgrounds and interests, which is the primary reason we enjoy ourselves so much.”

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Craig’s hands-on culinary experience is put to use making dipped apples and fruit, fudge and other handmade favorites. With her background in marketing and banking, Christine is well-qualified for her work behind the scenes, scheduling finances, doing paperwork, managing the books and any other business need that comes up. One of Craig’s specialties is conducting in-store candymaking demonstrations. “Fudge-making is a crowd-pleaser,” he said. Visitors gather around to watch as Craig pours melted fudge onto a marble-topped table. As the fudge solidifies, he shapes it into loaves and appreciative viewers always get a sample. The gourmet caramel apples are another popular treat. Customers can watch as fresh Granny Smith apples are spun in caramel and then rolled in tasty toppings. The store makes more than 20 varieties, which are a favorite for fundraisers in the community. “Our fundraising programs are incredibly successful and rewarding. We make the apples fresh for each event and wrap them beautifully so they can be enjoyed as a special indulgence or given away as a unique, tasty gift,” said Craig. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory also offers treats and goodie trays for special events such as weddings, baby and bridal showers, corporate events and meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries and other celebrations. Both McKnights have called Brentwood home for most of their lives. “The community has received us very well,” said Christine. “We have fun and enjoy every day, and extend that to our customers. If a customer comes in who has had a bad day, we want to put a smile on her face so when she leaves, she feels better than before she came through our door.”


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Faiths come together for World Peace Day by Tim Rios

Correspondent An Antioch group known as The Interfaith Peace Project will be putting its own spin on the International Day of Peace, celebrated Sept. 21. Since its inception by the United Nations in 1981, the event that’s also known as World Peace Day has been celebrated by nations, political groups and churches all over the world. Under the auspices of Father Tom Bonacci, the Interfaith group is planning the International Day of Peace Celebration for East Contra Costa, a full weekend of religious diversity held in the name of peace and understanding. “It’s been somewhat low-key,” said Walter Ruehlig of past events. Ruelig, with wife Cynthia, heads up the local Day of Peace steering committee. “But this year, it’s happening on a grander scale.” Indeed, numerous churches from all over the area plan to attend and participate in the weekend’s events: Antioch Christian Center, United Methodist Church, Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, Seventh Day Adventist Church, First Congregational Church of Antioch, the Hindu community, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Islamic Center of East Bay, the Sikh community, Sufism Reoriented, Baha’i Faith and many other religions. The event will be posted on YouTube and rebroadcast on a local Comcast cable channel. There is also talk of a published picture book memento, according to Ruehlig. In 2002, the UN officially marked Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. Since that day falls on a Tuesday this year, the Interfaith group plans to celebrate over the weekend of the 18th and 19th in order to help the community prepare for the actual Day of Peace.

Furloughs from page 1A lough days. Of course, we hoped for zero furlough days, but with the state of the economy, we didn’t have much of a choice.” Volta said once the state budget is passed, the cuts are hoped to be not as deep as projected. Some of the additional money saved by initiating the

Festival from page 1A Saturday morning. This year’s parade route is the same as last year’s, beginning at 9 a.m. at Empire Avenue, proceeding to Cypress Road and climaxing at O’Hara Park. Festival activities on Friday, Sept. 10 (5:30 to 10 p.m.) include the carnival and musical guests Crosstown 5. Admission on Friday night is $2. The entire festival, including the carnival, will be open Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission Saturday and Sunday is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors (65 and older) and children 5 to 12. Admission is free for children 4 and under. Family Fun Packs, which include two adult and two children tickets, will be available for $16.

“We want to bring more of a civic presence this year,” Ruehlig said. “To raise people’s awareness to the 21st by leading a more peaceful life, doing more witnessing, and monitoring thoughts and actions.” The event kicks off on Saturday evening at St. Ignatius Church, where a large tent will be raised and will house a wide variety of books on all religions for visitors to explore. Highlights for the evening will include the LDS choir singing at 6:15 p.m. and an Interfaith Candle Lighting from participants who will dress in their common garb. The tent will be open all hours for an all-night prayer vigil. “People are signed up to pray in shifts all night,” said Ruehlig. “But anyone can come in and pray or meditate.” A large portion of the Interfaith Peace Project’s library will be set up in the tent, displaying books on world religions. Several copies of sacred texts will be available for people to browse. “Some may get to see the Quran or the Book of Mormon for the first time,” Ruehlig said. All through the night, an 85-person Sufi choir will recite the names of God every 15 minutes in several languages. A portable labyrinth will also be available to visitors for a meditative walk. On Sunday, the Seventh Day Adventist choir will perform at 1:15 and 1:45 p.m. and a 12-foot tall, six-sided red cedar Peace Pole will be planted into the St. Ignatius’s grounds. On each side of the pole, the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” will be inscribed in English, Filipino, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Vietnamese, French, Korean and Ibo. During the Peace Pole ceremony, a Native American group will perform a dance and chant ritual, inviting others to join in, as 12 white doves will be released.

Refreshments will be provided by the Filipino and Sikh communities. Though Interfaith Founder and Executive Director Bonacci had been collecting books on diversity for years, it wasn’t until Sept. 8, 2001 that he established his Interfaith movement, uncanny timing in light of the Sept. 11 attacks and the newfound call for tolerance. “I grew up with so much diversity, “Bonacci said. “I thought that was how the whole world was. I decided we had to stop the hate and embrace everyone’s differences.” Ruehlig said he’s always been interested in diversity, joining the Peace Corps and serving in Turkey, chairing the Contra Costa County Human Relations Commission and living in the Philippines for four years. His wife, Cynthia, is Filipina. “The beauty of this day is that we are all opening ourselves to be non-judgmental,

Ruehlig wrote in an e-mail. “Though it is the public side of a larger phenomenon, a grassroots call for brotherhood, the International Day of Peace can be celebrated anywhere and by anyone. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon or just sitting in quiet meditation. When one man marches, there is a ripple. When an army marches in unison, let alone millions, the earth quakes from the immense impact.” The International Day of Peace Celebration will take place at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., on Saturday, September 18 from 6:15-8:30 p.m. (with an all-night prayer vigil from 8:30 p.m. to Sunday at 9 a.m.) and Sunday, Sept. 19 from 1:15 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Walter Ruehlig at 925-756-7628, 925-864-0314 or e-mail walter.ruehlig@gmail.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

furloughs might be used to fund fulltime counselors at each campus, plus programs such as sports, music and art. Holmes, a teacher at Heritage High School, said the pay cut days will still hurt students regardless of what programs are reintroduced. Since three less days of instruction reduces the school year from 180 days to 177, Holmes is concerned that the reduced school year might have

an impact on state test scores. “Although a five-day loss was originally proposed by the district, that is just too much to cut from our students and families,” Holmes said. “The loss of three school days chips away at our ability to provide a comprehensive education prior to the state-mandated STAR tests, so our students may be a little less prepared for those in the spring.”

As the state budget remains in limbo, Volta said the future of the district furloughs is unknown. But the district hopes this is a one-time occurrence and that the schedule will return to normal for the 2011-12 school year. To download an updated version of the 2010-11 school calendar, visit www. libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Standing outside the Interfaith Center and Library are International Day of Peace Celebration organizers, from left, June Kirk, Father Tom Bonacci, and Walter and Cynthia Ruehlig.

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Musical highlights include: FRIDAY Crosstown 5 (Top 40 dance rock) SATURDAY Red Light Mind (Blues rock) Rodeo House (Country rock) The Edwins Brothers (R&B Mowtown) The Billy Martini Show (70’s Tribute) ZEBOP (Santana Tribute) SUNDAY Biernacki & the Illusions (Magical rock show) Ralph Woodson Experience (Hendrix tribute) Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute) For more on the Almond Festival, including music times and performers, see page 24A. For additional information, call the Oakley Chamber of Commerce at 925-6251035.

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Liberty water polo sinks Freedom by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

Liberty High School’s boys water polo team had an OK season last year,

finishing third in the Bay Valley Athletic League. But the Lions were greatly encouraged by a victory in the last game of the season over Heritage, which won the BVAL crown.

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Liberty’s Jake Flint looks to pass as Freedom’s Zachary Oetgen goes for the block in a 17-6 Lion victory in last week’s season opener. “So it was a nice way to finish the season off for us,” said Liberty Coach Kurt Roessler. “And it kind of set the tone for how we spent the next nine months getting ready for this.” That nine months of hard work

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Dal Porto Ranch makes Grand showing The girls from the Dal Porto Ranch Show Team saddled up their horses and rode their hearts out at the recent 2010 Summer GoldN-Grand held in Rancho Murieta. Six riders from Dal Porto participated in the event, three of them for the very first time. New to the Gold-N-Grand were Alexis Steele, Hailey Powers and Megan Silvera. They were accompanied by veterans Lori Butler, Margaret Neely and Whitney Peek. And all earned at least one belt buckle. Alexis and Spank My Wranglers were awarded a first in the 10-under Showmanship class and a fifth in 10-under Equitation. Hailey and Lark N Happy took second in 10-under Showmanship and fourth in 10-under Equitation. Megan and Zipped N Invested captured a first and a second in the 18-under Trail class-

Liberty from page 4B opener last week at Liberty’s pool, which is also the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center. Freedom scored first, but the Lions quickly took the lead after that, and were up 7-2 at the end of the first quarter, 11-3 at the half and 14-4 at the end of the third quarter. “We came out today with a first-half plan, and we executed actually very well in the first quarter,” said Roessler. “The best thing that happened today in this game was our outside defensive press. We were able to keep them from at times not even having somebody to pass the ball to. That’s been part of our game plan right from the beginning: to play a really good solid press and execute it well, and they executed it perfectly today. “So I was able to bring some of my bench players in and give them some experience. Everybody played today. That’s always nice when you’re a coach to get everybody in the game. I think we had contributions from just everybody in the pool, and that’s even better as a coach.

Pleased with an excellent showing at the 2010 Summer Gold-N-Grand in Rancho Murieta are Dal Porto Ranch Show Team members Hailey Powers (with Lark N Happy), Alexis Steele (with Spank My Wranglers) and Carol Dal Porto.

es, and a fourth and fifth in the 13-under and 18-under Showmanship classes. Whitney and Justifiable Zip placed third in the 19-over Showmanship class. Finally, Margaret and Justa Material Girl, and Lori and Xena Zip It came home with five belt buckle awards, each in a variety of western classes. All of the riders put in many hours preparing for the show under the expert guidance of Carol Dal Porto. This level of showing was an especially huge step up for Alexis, Hailey and Megan, who trained at the Dal Porto ranch three to four days a week. Not only have they learned about horses and riding; they’ve learned about such essential skills as organization, goal setting and dedication. Congratulations to all. – Contributed by Amy Steele But we’ve been getting ready for this season very hard, training very hard. And the boys stepped up today and they got to try some stuff that they wouldn’t normally be able to do during a close game. So that was nice.” High scorer for Liberty was Logan Trudell with five goals, followed by J.T. Sarmento with four and Jase Roessler and Joey Cecchini with three goals each. Freedom’s scorers were Zachary Irwin with four goals and Matt Mayer with two. Freedom is regrouping this year after having made it to the NCS playoffs last season, led by league MVP Keaton Lynn, who has graduated. “Our guys played hard; they definitely swam hard,” said Freedom Co-coach John Sierra. “Liberty’s a tough rival. And we definitely have to work on our strategy. We’ll expect to meet them in our home game in a few weeks, and we definitely have to focus on individuals and strengths and getting better set up. This is really a young team for us. We only have two seniors. They will have to really bond as a team. We have a goodsized team compared to years past.”

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Roessler is looking for big things for the Lions this season. “This year our biggest league rival, I think, will be the Heritage team,” he said. “They are a solid team. I actually coached many of the boys there in the summer club program and the winter program. So I know the talent they have. And we’re going to have to really prepare for them.” The Lions hosted Heritage Wednesday, Sept. 8, the results of which were not available at press time. Team chemistry could be the winning formula for the Lions this season. “They are as close a team as I’ve ever coached here,” said Roessler. “And the camaraderie – it’s not just the varsity team, it’s the JV team too. Altogether, everybody’s one team; we are Liberty High School water polo.” A key player is Sarmento in the two-meter set position. “The idea is to get the ball to him,” said the coach. “And he happens to be the biggest guy on our team and the fastest. We have a great support cast with Alex Soderburg and Logan Trudell, our only left hander,

so he sets that right side. Logan and J.T. were the two highest scorers last year for our team. We are going to try to get everybody else up this year scoring goals. We had good contribution from Jake Flint today on defense. Jase Roessler did an incredible job at two-meter set.” Another key to the Lions’ success this year will be the play of goalkeeper Leo Colbert, a senior in his fourth year on the squad, and a summer and winter club team player. “The kid is just absolutely phenomenal,” said the coach. “He played very well today. He’s very communicative with his teammates, talks a lot to his teammates, telling them where the ball is, what to do, who to guard, who’s open. So having a quarterback on the defense like that is a real asset. It’s going to be a great season. We are really looking forward to this.” After this weekend’s tournament in Newark, Liberty will host Clayton Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Antioch on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Freedom will travel to Heritage on Sept. 20. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Dirt modifieds to clash at Antioch Speedway by Jack Menges Correspondent Troy Foulger returns to his home track Saturday night with the idea of winning the dirt modified season championship at the Antioch Speedway. The 21-year-old Martinez

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determination to erase the bad memory at Antioch, Foulger not only made the main event but finished fourth. The Antioch Nationals main event turned into a torrid duel between a pair of racing legends who battled for the championship titles at the track in the 1990s.

Hogge IV finally got the best of Scott Busby in the closing laps after they had battled it out most of the race. Rounding out the Saturday night program will be the 360 winged sprints, super stocks, pure stocks, dwarf cars and mini trucks.

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Falcons from page 1B start to the season, saying, “I thought we actually worked as a team very well – which is not a first, but they came together as a team that hasn’t been playing together very long. We had a couple kids who have never played in a game who got some playing time. And some of the girls really helped them out and kind of showed them what the game is all about. I think we did really well as a team all around.” The outcome could have been much different had Jennings not made several saves from point-blank range against Liberty attackers. Beyond Jennings, though, the difference in the game came from the supporting players. Other than Hull, Jessica Rodriguez was the only scorer for Liberty. Freedom, on the other hand, got goals from Linda McMahon, Emily Pels, Anna Carter and Pamela Yeshewas. While Bell was happy with the game, she did note areas where the Falcons can improve: “Especially toward the end, the girls started getting tired and we started making some sloppy passes and started making some uncharacteristic mistakes.

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So I think we can work on that, building up our endurance and building up our stamina. Also working on our passes and just being sure that we continue working as a team and don’t have any selfish play.” While not pleased with the outcome, Rose wasn’t discouraged with his team’s effort. “We’re a young team; we graduated five seniors last year,” he said. “We’ve got two seniors and the rest are juniors and sophomores, so we’re a young team. I’m proud that in the third period we were down by five or six at one point, and a lot of teams could have just quit on it. But we came back and got it down to about two – 10-7 final, and we were actually down by two at one point. “As I told the girls, we can play with them; they’re not super great above us, and we can play with them. And we play them again in October. That gives us some time to correct some items and go at them again in October. It’s the first game; it’s a long season. Freedom’s going to be the toughest team, I think. Heritage and Deer Valley are also going to be good, but we’ll just see how it plays

out.” Rose also had no problem identifying what his team needs to do to produce better results: “What we need to work on is better shots. Their goalie is good, but we made her look really good on a couple of shots too. We just need to do a better job of guarding number 14, Taylor Henry. I think three of four of their goals were when we would take a shot, Taylor was at the top of the pool, she would head down and nobody would go down to pick her up. She scored literally three or four when there was nobody on her.” Rose also noted that despite the final score, there were times when the Lions kept the Falcon offense, including Henry, in check. “When we were able to play half-court offense and guard her, we shut them down, for the most part. So there are just a couple of things that we need to work on.” The Lions hosted Heritage on Wednesday, Sept. 8 while Freedom hosted Deer Valley. The results of those games were not available at press time. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Lions from page 1B ton of credit to the defense. They were really dialed into a game plan. They made the adjustments that were necessary. We make a couple substitutions and change up what we are doing, and shut the door.” Perhaps the biggest defensive play was the sack by Evan Morgan that knocked the Clayton Valley quarterback out of the game. On the next play, the backup quarterback turned the ball over on the the Eagles’ 7-yard line, leading to a touchdown run by Liberty’s Bobby Davis, putting the game away. “Overall I thought it was just a great team effort last night,” said Smith. “The execution wasn’t where we wanted it to be, but the effort was terrific. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done over the next few weeks. But we’ve proved to be a tough, resilient team. When it mattered, we were able to finish a team that we hadn’t beaten in seven years.” Liberty is on the road at Livermore on Friday, Sept. 10, followed by the home opener Sept. 17 against American. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Vaccines may play role in prostate cancer treatment by Dr. Tyler Kang

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For decades, we have treated prostate cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. A promising new vaccine, though, could help our bodies fight the cancer head-on. Prostate cancer is a typically slowmoving disease that affects a gland in the male reproductive system – the prostate. In its early and most treatable stages, the disease generally has no noticeable symptoms, which is why screening has been used to try to detect it. Two tests – a physical exam and a blood test – are the most common tools used to identify prostate cancers, and depending on a specific cancer’s stage and rate of growth, several treatment options are available.

A promising vaccine Surprisingly, it is common for cells in our bodies to mutate into cancer cells, but our immune systems almost always recognize and destroy them before they can cause any harm. The cancers that develop into problem-causing tumors are the ones our immune systems can’t fight fast enough. A similar scenario is true for viral and bacterial infections. Potentially harmful viruses and bacteria are introduced into our bodies daily, but our immune systems detect and destroy them before they can spread. The ones that develop into illnesses are those that can outrun our immune systems. Vaccines help prevent viral and bacterial illnesses by teaching our immune systems to recognize the intruders before they ever have to fight them. And ongoing research is demonstrating we might be

able to treat prostate cancer by teaching our immune systems to identify and destroy the cancer cells. Someday, vaccines might even be able to prevent prostate cancer from occurring.

Prostate cancer’s threat In many cases, prostate cancer can take 10 or more years to become harmful. Sometimes, though, the disease can spread quickly. Unfortunately, current screenings cannot identify which cancers will spread quickly and which will move slowly. When the cancer spreads, the urinary tract, nearby lymph nodes and even the bones are commonly affected. Early symptoms of prostate cancer include trouble urinating, a slow urine stream and starting and stopping while urinating. Blood in the urine or semen is also possible. After the cancer spreads, its symptoms depend on which areas of the body are affected, but swelling in the legs, pelvic discomfort or pain, constant and unrelenting bone aches, fractures and compression of the spine are all possible.

Recommendations Men 50 and older with an average risk of prostate cancer should have a conversation with their primary physician about prostate cancer screening options. Men with higher risks should have the conversation even earlier. Dr. Tyler Kang is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He is part of EPIC Care. For more information, call 925-875-1677 or visit www.epic-care.com.


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tinguished group of children’s activity specialists, headed by founder Frank Sahlein, who licenses these and other materials to children’s activity centers worldwide. “We must improve the fitness awareness and physical literacy of our youth,” said Sahlein. “The difference in the Motion Evolution program is that the physical skills are balanced with the mental and emotional aspects so that the whole child is considered right from the very start.” Each week, students are taught a new lesson created by the Motion Evolution curriculum team. “The only criteria that Motion Evolution uses are individual best,” said Sahlein. “The children are encouraged to improve, of course, but at the pace and style that best suits them.” Black Diamond Kids Center is located at 2015 Elkins Way in Brentwood. Classes begin this month. For schedules and pricing, call 925-516-6619.

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Cure that craving for corn by David Navarrette

Brentwood Spice and Olive Oil Brentwood is an especially great place to live in the summer months. Fresh fruits and vegetables are grown all around us, from cherries in June to squash in October. And an even greater perk is that we have one of the best farmers’ markets around. There are families that we know coming every other week from the Hayward area for our market. We honor one product annually with our CornFest, and are fortunate that such excellent corn grows so close to home. It’s a season that, for us, will run until early fall, one of the longest seasons for a vegetable. Corn is grown across the United States, but for most areas, the fresh variety won’t be available until September. Corn is a versatile vegetable. It’s used in sweet or savory preparations, alone or in a mix. It’s high in potassium, and you can find calcium on the list, too. You can steam it, boil it, bake it, roast it, and it is not too bad raw, either! I love it on the grill; we soak it for

a few hours, take the silk off and any leaves that aren’t tight to the cob, and roast it on the grill for about 10 minutes, rotating so all sides are treated equally. We take it off the grill and remove the husks.

Photo courtesy of David Navarrette

Another trick is to melt butter in a tall can containing water. The butter floats to the top, the water keeps it from burning and as you dunk the corn into the can, it gets coated with butter as you pull it out. Some of our favorite ways to enjoy corn – so as not to get too sick of it – are focaccia garlic bread with corn kernels over and a slight bit of cheese; corn bread muffins with about a half cup of whole corn added; black bean salad with roasted corn; and of course, corn on the cob!


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Black Bean Salad 2 15-ounce cans of black beans 1/3 cup chopped cilantro Kernels from two to four roasted cobs of corn ½ to ¾ of a 15-ounce can of pineapple, diced Half of a small red onion, diced 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 4 green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 pinch sea salt – fleur de sel is very nice here

1 teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons vinegar (red wine or white balsamic are ones we use) 1 fresh jalapeño, finely diced Avocado is optional. Alternative spices: Brentwood Spice & Olive Oil’s Hometown or Smoke Means Fire blends (add one tablespoon of either to liven up the flavor)

All of the above ingredients can be adjusted to suit your taste. Open beans and pour off juice, rinse and pour into bowl. Add remaining ingredients, toss and serve. It’s great on a hot day, and with fresh corn available now, the sweetness is remarkable.

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ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS CASE NUMBER D10-03644 The address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, 751 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 PETITIONER: CONNIE HEPWORTH RESPONDENT: ANTHONY PROVOST Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in CCP Section 415.50 by CONNIE HEPWORTH, and it satisfactorily appearing therefrom that the respondent ANTHONY PROVOST, cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure and it also appearing from the declaration that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the petitioner, therein and against the respondent, and that the said respondent is a necessary and proper party to the action of that the party to be served has or claims an interest in, real or personal property in this state that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of the relief demanded in the action consists wholly or in part in excluding such party from any interest in such property. NOW, on motion of PUBLICATION OF THE SUMMONS, IT IS ORDERED that the service of said summons in this action be made upon said respondent by publication thereof in BRENTWOOD PRESS a newspaper of general circulation published at BRENTWOOD, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice to said defendent; that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of said summons or petition in this action and a copy of this order be forthwith deposited in the United States Post Office, post-paid, directed to said respondent if this address is ascertained before expiration of the time prescribed for the publication of this summons and a declaration of this mailing or of the fact that this address was not ascertained be filed at the expiration of the time prescibed for the publication. Dates: August 2, 2010 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 12/29/08 under file number #F-0009231-00 (*) 1. Esequiel Z. Ortega (*) 2. Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. (**) This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors of the Byron Sanitary District (District) will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting of September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byron Bethany Irrigation District Headquarters, located at 7995 Bruns Road, Byron California, for the purpose of receiving oral or written presentations from the public concerning the District’s proposed new annexation fees, charges, procedures and policies. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: September 10, 17, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: (*) 1. Big Red’s Restaurant, Inc. / L & L Hawaiian BBQ at: 5611 Lone Tree Way, #120, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: October 12, 2007 under file number F-0008164-00 (**) 1.This business was conducted by: a Corporation. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006193-00 The name of the business (es): Skin Fitness Located at: 960 Orchid Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kelly Terry, 960 Orchid Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kelly Terry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005704-00 The name of the business (es): Young Master Minds Located at: 1654 Chatham Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Young Master Minds, 1654 Chatham Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Tamila L. Copeland, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006050-00 The name of the business (es): CalPay Insurance Services Located at: 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Promerio, Inc., 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Henry Lonsdale-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006226-00 The name of the business (es): Adaptations Located at: 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41 In: Clayton, CA 94517 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leslie Boyd-Jordan, 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41, Clayton, CA 94517 and Daniel Jordan, 16711 Marsh Creek Road, #41, Clayton, CA 94517 This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Daniel Jordan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 31, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005923-00 The name of the business (es): Lady Helper Located at: 1010 Chamomile Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carolyn Jameson-Naczkowski, 1010 Chamomile Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/02. Signature of registrant: Carolyn JamesonNaczkowski This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005973-00 The name of the business (es): Squeegee Dream Located at: 562 Ash Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1486, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Theodore Willett and Randimar Willett, 562 Ash Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A . Signature of registrant: Theodore Willett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005874-00 The name of the business (es): Simply Catered Located at: 710 Willow Creek Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 884, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alison E. Pack, 710 Willow Creek Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/13/10. Signature of registrant: Alison E. Pack This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005881-00 The name of the business (es): Dream Team Enterprises Located at: 57 Montrose Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Z. Jankowski, Jr., 57 Montrose Court, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kristen C. Becerra, 1237 Marina Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 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: John Z. Jankowski This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005886-00 The name of the business (es): Alpine Adventures Located at: 3724 Otter Brook Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David A. Northington and Suzanne M. Ford- Northington, 3724 Otter Brook Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: David A. Northington This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005831-00 The name of the business (es): Kristi’s Swinging “B” Ranch Located at: 1200 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kristi Luana Blach, 1200 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kristi Blach This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 11, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 11, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005844-00 The name of the business (es): Sweet Em’s Located at: 1732 Brampton Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John W. Poore, Jr. and Lisah D. Poore, 1732 Brampton Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/12/10. Signature of registrant: John W. Poore, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:August 12, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 12, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005866-00 The name of the business (es): Home Essence Scented Filter Co. Located at: 221 Hickory Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marty Montez and Beverly Montez, 221 Hickory Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Marty Montez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005751-00 The name of the business (es): Naughty Girls Tees; Naughty Girls Tease Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, #C1278 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amy France, 2941 Maplewood Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Amy France This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005796-00 The name of the business (es): U’I Keiki Books Located at: 2590 Oak Road, #251 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rick D. Junnila, 2590 Oak Road, #251, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Rick D. Junnila This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 10, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: August 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005784-00 The name of the business (es): Remember the Night Located at: 354 Jefferson Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jenifer Wasso, 354 Jefferson Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kristina Arlaud, 404 W. 13th Street, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Jenifer Wasso, Kristina Arlaud This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 10, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: August 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006202-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Press; Antioch Press; Byron Press; Discovery Bay Press; Knightsen Press; Pittsburgh Press, Oakley Press, Brentwood Yellow Pages, Welcome! Magazine; thepress.net Located at: 248 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Press & Publishing Company, 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/30/10 Signature of registrant: James Chamoures, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005948-00 The name of the business (es): Prestige Press & Signs Located at: 325 Towne Centre Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth P. Mehler, 4408 Sweetbriar Court, Concord, CA 94521. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kenneth Mehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005731-00 The name of the business (es): Bud’s ToyStore, Inc. Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bud’s Toy-Store, LLC, 11150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires” August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006220-00 The name of the business (es): GT Enterprises Located at: 2210 Hoffman Lane, #B In: Byron, CA 94514, Mailing: P.O. Box 1586, Discovery Bay, CA 94505Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ginger Lee Ross, 2210 Hoffman Lane, #B, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Giner Lee Ross This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 31, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005969-00 The name of the business (es): The Skin Liaison Located at: 729 First Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dynese Mouzakis, 2811 Abbeydale Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dynese Mouzakis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: August 18, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005730-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Rentals, LLC Located at: 1150 Saint Julien Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Discovery Rentals, LLC, 1150 Saint Julien Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/30/01. Signature of registrant: Judi Medeiros, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006294-00 The name of the business (es): Four J’s Building Services Located at:2744 Wildflower Drive In: Antioch, CA 94531, Mailing: P.O. Box 1371, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James Willie Hamlin, Jr., 2744 Wildflower Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/2/10. Signature of registrant: James Willie Hamlin, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 2, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARY HARTKOPF CASE NUMBER P10-01015 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MARY HARTKOPF A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DEBORAH ZUCCATO in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTAThe Petition for Probate requests that: DEBORAH ZUCCATO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative

will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 9/30/10 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARC G. HYNES, Esq., ATKINSONFARASYN, LLP, 660 W. Dana Street, P.O. Box 279, Mountain View, CA 94042 (650) 967- 6941 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO ALL UNITS FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND OTHER UNITS. 2. EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE OTHER UNITS FOR USE OF PARKING STALLS NOT GRANTED HEREIN, FOR USE OF THE OTHER UNITS AND/OR THE HOMEOWNERS- ASSOCIATION, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF THE BOARD TO CONTROL OR LICENSE THE USE OF PARKING STALLS NOT ASSIGNED OR GRANTED BY THE DECLARANT. 3. EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE OTHER UNITS FOR USE OF PATIOS OR BALCONIES NOT GRANTED HEREIN. PARCEL D:TOGETHER WITH NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THE COMMON AREA THROUGH EACH UNIT AND PARKING SPACE FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND OTHER UNITS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $217,057.81(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2410 SUNNY LANE #24 ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN Number: 074-430-028 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-10-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3721532 09/10/- 2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. PARCEL TWO: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $464,971.19 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2809 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 052-111-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 08-31-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3715538 09/03/2010, 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 438282CA Loan No. 3013090414 Title Order No. 191241 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-08-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09-24- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-17-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-001485900, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALFREDO O FANG AND ELVIRA V FANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 129 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 5653, FILED FEBRUARY 27, 1981, IN MAP BOOK 249, PAGE 26, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ANTOINETTE J. TURNER, ET AL, RECORDED JANUARY 2, 1980, BOOK 9680, PAGE 402, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING AND RESERVING FROM PARCEL ONE: ALL RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS EXECUTED BY CITATION HOMES, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1981, BOOK 10503, PAGE 212, OFFICIAL RECORDS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0028896 Title Order No. 10-8118311 Investor/Insurer No. 130310118 APN No. 035-491- 027-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TIMOTHY M. MADDOCK AND KORTNEY MADDOCK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/17/2006 and recorded 08/25/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0269669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 457 ALMONDTREE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $394,035.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 27/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3696402 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 241182CA Loan No. 0634184691 Title Order No. 369017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-16-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-01- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-12-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-039109200 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ISABEL J. DEOLLOS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 24 IN PARKRIDGE ,CONDOMINIUMS, CONSISTING OF THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE CITY OF ANTIOCH, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, BEING A PORTION OF SUBDIVISION 5234, FILED FEBRUARY 28, 1979, MAP BOOK 222, PAGE 31, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS PARCEL A: UNIT NO. 24 AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PLAN HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE ‘’PLAN’’ AND SHOWN AS EXHIBIT A’’ OF THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED JUNE 8, 1979 IN BOOK 9390, PAGE 647, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING: 1. ANY PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA LYING WITHIN SAID UNIT; AND 2. EASEMENTS THROUGH SAID UNIT APPURTENANT TO THE COMMON AREA AND ALL OTHER UNITS FOR SUPPORT AND REPAIR OF THE COMMON AREA AND ALL OTHER UNITS. PARCEL B: TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING APPURTENANT EASEMENTS: 1. NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR SUPPORT OF SAID PARCEL A THROUGH THE COMMON AREA AND FOR REPAIR OF SAID PARCEL A THROUGH ALL OTHER UNITS AND THROUGH THE COMMON AREA; AND 2. AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE PARKING STALL NO. C-24 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. 3. AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT TO USE THE ADJACENT BALCONY AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS DESCRIBED HEREIN AS PARCEL D. PARCEL C: AN UNDIVIDED 2.23286% INTEREST AS TENANT-IN- COMMON IN AND TO THE COMMON AREA, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. EXCEPTING AND RESERVING, HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING: 1. THE


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005081 Title Order No.: 100326105 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/06/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/15/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0190325-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIE E. TOCCHINI, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/30/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1125 BURGHLEY LN, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 010-790-0359 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $597,758.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/30/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3712946 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 05/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3696680 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA-10-1626- BS Title Order No. 100325313- CA-LMI APN 067311-020 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/4/1994. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM, Housekey Financial Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/9/1994, as Instrument No. 94 273329, in Book xxx, Page xxx of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL S. PIERCE AND DEBRA M. PIERCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE , AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC. (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: “AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST” The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 96 RUSSELL DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $141,530.86 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 8/30/2010 Housekey Financial Corporation P.O. Box 60145 City of Industry, CA 91716 For Sale Information: 714-730- 2727, www.fidelityasap.com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3707663 09/03/2010, 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amandi Akenke, 830 20th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amandi Akenke FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amandi Akenke

filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amandi Akenke to Proposed Name: Kioni Ali 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/21/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: August 10, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Kristie Martin, 597 Big Basin Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kristie Martin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1478 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kristie Martin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a.Kristie Anne Martin to Proposed Name: Kristie Anne Fountain 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/8/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: September 3, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Charisse Ann Bertrand, 935 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Charisse Bertrand FOR CHANGE OF NAMEORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1304 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner:Charisse Ann Bertrand filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Charisse Ann Bertrand to Proposed Name: Charisse Ann Click 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/4/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: August 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nico Tzikas, 1010 Harness Drive, #64, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nico Tzikas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1326 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nico Tzikas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Britney Nichole Robinson to Proposed Name: Britney Nichole Tzikas 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/5/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: August 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1236811-08 APN: 033- 060-026 TRA: 19029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0885 REF: Patel, Sunit IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 09, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 23, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of

Trust recorded December 20, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004- 0486102-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Sunit M Patel and Priti S Patel Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13 Graham Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $466,823.11. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 18, 2010. (R-337802 09/03/10, 09/10/- 10, 09/17/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does apply to this notice of sale. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 08, 2010. (R-337558 09/10/10, 09/17/10, 09/24/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-248875-C Loan No. 0041540212 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/6/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DENNIS EVANS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 12/- 13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0476800-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1255 GLORIA DR PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 089-181-002-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $421,328.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 8/24/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3688766 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-299173-BL Order # 090503995-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RYAN GAGE AND CARMEN GAGE , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0409334- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 16/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,632.68 The purported property address is: 2424 ROBLES DR ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessors Parcel No. 075- 381-007-6 The under-

signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/- 17/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3697980 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010

OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $624,204.63(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 413 CLARA COURT BAY POINT, CA 94565 APN Number: 098-461- 026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 09-10- 2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3722109 09/10/- 2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015005079 Title Order No.: 100326149 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/14/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/21/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0224895-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JAMES EATON AND KIMBERLY EATON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/16/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4509 TOKAY DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-404-024-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $350,215.81. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/- 27/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3693732 08/27/2010, 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006063-00 The name of the business (es): 1800IMSTUCK TOWING & RECOVERY Located at: 2655 R. CLOVERDALE AVENUE In: CONCORD, CA 94518 Mailing: 2000 CYPRESS POINT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): G. FERNANDES ENTERPRISES INC., 2655 R CLOVERDALE AVENUE, CONCORD, CA 94518. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: GARY FERNANDES, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 23, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0063244 Title Order No. 10-8264805 Investor/Insurer No. 1700303673 APN No. 018- 520-046-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN J COLOMBANA AND MELISSA K COLOMBANA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 11/08/- 2005 and recorded 11/17/05, as Instrument No. 20050445145-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 08/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2540 ALBERTINE LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $466,595.38. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1271007-11 APN: 035- 430-0188 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2296 REF: Martin, Van IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 24, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 30, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 31, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0029925-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Van Martin, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 58 Zinfandel Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $341,467.23. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 243627CA Loan No. 0016181430 Title Order No. 474394YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-12-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-01- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-02-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-035267100 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MARIA J TOPACIO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, FIRST GUARANTY FINANCIAL CORPORATION.,IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 26, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF 5430, FILED AUGUST 13, 1985, IN MAP BOOK 292, PAGE 22, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR AFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-295007-BL Order # 090465380-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID PARTAIN AND KAREN F. PARTAIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0415743-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/24/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $706,701.36 The purported property address is: 6199 SELLERS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 160-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3702968 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

vided 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): RACHEL L. HUDDLESTON, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0299706- 00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 30/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $492,782.08 The purported property address is: 1270 FETZER LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-420-015-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Cenlar, FSB 425 Phillips Blvd Ewing NJ 08618. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/- 23/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3704276 09/- 10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010

Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/2/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3688924 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jennifer Catherine Byrne, 277 Parasio Drive, Danville, CA 94526 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jennifer C. Byrne FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1300 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jennifer Catherine Byrne filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jennifer Catherine Byrne to Proposed Name: Jennifer Catherine Facchin Present Name: b. Alexander Jordan Byrne to Proposed Name: Alexander Jordan Facchin Present Name: c. Joshua Thomas Byrne to Proposed Name: Joshua Thomas Facchin Present Name: d. Jullianna -Grace Byrne to Proposed Name: Jullianna- Grace Facchin 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/8/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: August 11, 2010Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0048719 Title Order No. 09-8146595 Investor/Insurer No. 171208340 APN No. 034-160- 094-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RIZALYN S PARICA AND RONALD R MAYODONG, dated 06/19/2007 and recorded 06/22/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0181499, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 08/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported

to be: 15 RED BARN COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $569,407.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3716475 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0023980 Title Order No. 4384698 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-404-013-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VIRGINIA SANCHEZ, dated 06/- 27/2005 and recorded 07/07/05, as Instrument No. 20050249321- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 01/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 940 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $318,331.79. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 20/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3708916 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0063128 Title Order No. 08-8230291 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 037-500-030-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ANGELINA SANDOVAL, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/14/2006 and recorded 09/22/- 06, as Instrument No.

2006- 0300918-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1043 WARHOL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $432,370.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 17/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3703204 08/27/2010, 09/- 03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-247809-C Loan No. 0476487442 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/9/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: PAULA SUE GARDNER AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 1/16/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0009493-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/- 17/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1604 SOMERSET PLACE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 051- 310-036-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $226,093.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 8/19/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3684313 08/- 27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0025993 Title Order No. 09-8082225 Investor/Insurer No. 1699455529 APN No. 037- 234-027-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/12/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT

A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN W. BLACK, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/12/2005 and recorded 08/25/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0321939-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/01/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 100 CONCANNON COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $367,750.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3704233 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2010

01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3683217 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009231-00 The name of the business (es): Ortega’s Yard Maintenance Located at: 828 South Estates Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Celia Ortega, 828 South Estates Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/29/08 Signature of registrant: Celia Ortega This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 25, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: August 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006273-00 The name of the business (es): Master Glaze Located at: 75 Dowitcher Court In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Martin David Vigueras Ramirez. 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: Martin David Vigueras Ramirez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 1, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: September 1, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005383-00 The name of the business (es): Cherry Bomb Salon Located at: 3860 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4825 Country Hills Drive, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Allison Locke, 4825 Country Hills Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Allison Locke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 22, 2010 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: July 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005723-00 The name of the business (es): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC. Located at: 1315 PROVENCE COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEL MONTE MECHANICAL, INC., 1315 PROVENCE COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: JACK A. DEL MONTE III This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: August 16, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: EDWARD GODOY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 913 W. 10TH STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): August 27, September 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005889-00 The name of the business (es): KC DESIGNS Located at: 4213 Salgado Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kimberly Colunga, 4213 Salgado Avenue, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kimberly Colunga This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 13, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: August 13, 2015 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006033-00 The name of the business (es): IRIS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Located at: 2547 Cherry Hills Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Iris A. Wilson, 2547 Cherry Hills Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Iris A. Wilson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-348740-BM Order # 100155107-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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 pro-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-365203-AL Order # 100336308-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BIJAN N NASIBI AND FATANEH F HEKMATI , HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0315686-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $310,270.20 The purported property address is: 3842 MARSH WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 280-009 1 The undersigned

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0059936 Title Order No. 10-8243828 Investor/Insurer No. 1706719295 APN No. 035- 263-005-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/07/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VASIL AZAROV AND HELLEN ORMENO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/07/2008 and recorded 03/20/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0060075-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4485 FALL LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $257,954.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 21/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-


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Events Friday, Sept. 10 Chabad of the Delta

on protecting your retirement nest egg. The seminar, for seniors 60 and over, runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ned Bogie at 925-777-9577.

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

Saturday, Sept. 11 American Flag Retirement

Job Training and Placement Program

Boy Scout Troop 298 of Oakley is accepting American flags for retirement from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the former YMCA parking lot at O’Hara Avenue in Oakley. In conjunction with the annual Oakley Almond Festival, the troop is sponsoring a parking lot (donations accepted) also at this site.

Opportunity Junction holds an application session for the free program designed to help those with limited work experience or skills begin careers in office or administrative work. You must attend this session if you missed the Sept. 7 session. For more information, visit www. opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

BUSD Run for Fun’ds

Tuesday, Sept. 14 ‘The Aliens are Coming!’

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

The curtain goes up for “The Aliens are coming! The Aliens are coming!” at Excelsior Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, students and seniors.

American Red Cross Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, 4900 Sand Creek Road in Antioch. To schedule an appointment or get more information, call 800-733-2767 or visit www. redcrossblood.org.

St. Anthony CYO Basketball

Hospice of the East Bay

Sign-ups for Oakley, Knightsen and Bethel Island youth are held from 9 a.m.-noon. at St. Anthony’s in Oakley. The cost is $125. For more information, e-mail saintanthonycyo@yahoo.com.

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

Delta Jazz Trio The Delta Jazz Trio performs on Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Scottie’s Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant on Sunset Road at Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Volunteer Parents of the Arts Willy’s Bagels and Blends, 1155 Second St. in Brentwood, sponsors a fundraiser for the Volunteer Parents of the Arts Club. Buy a bagel on Sept. 11 from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Willy’s will donate 10 percent of the sale (and tip) to VPAC.

Sunday, Sept. 12 Historical Society Barbecue The East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum holds its annual Community BBQ from 2-6 p.m. at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children 6-10; free for children under 6. For more information, call Jody Merriam at 925-240-0288 or Joyce Enos at 925-634-7116.

Sign-ups Ovarian Cancer Treatment The latest treatment options for women dealing with ovarian cancer will be explored Thursday, Sept. 16 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Wellness Community, 3276 McNutt Ave. in Walnut Creek. The event is free but reservations are required. For more information, call 925-833-0107.

All Out Sports League The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-282-4986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague.com.

SeaWolves Registration To register for the SeaWolves fall swim and junior water polo teams, visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

National Back to Church Sunday

Hospice of the East Bay

The Family Worship Center of Brentwood, 161 Sand Creek Road, participates in National Back to Church Sunday following the 11 a.m. service. Activities include a Ninth Anniversary Celebration and Friends Day, a free family barbecue, games and blow-ups. For more information, call Judy Hartman at 925-783-1763 or visit info@ familyworshipconnect.com.

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

Monday, Sept. 13 Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg

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

Eskaton Lodge, 450 John Muir Parkway in Brentwood, sponsors a free informational seminar

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Chabad of the Delta invites you and your family to celebrate the High Holidays at 288 Mountain View Drive for Rosh Hashana on Sept. 9-10 and Yom Kippur from Sept. 17-18. For more information, call 925-238-8770 or e-mail rabbi@jewishdelta.com. There are no tickets needed and no membership fees.

A fundraiser for schools in the Brentwood Union School District is held at 8:30 a.m. Tax-deductible donor support levels are $100 for Bronze, $300 for Silver, $500 for Gold and $1,000 for Platinum/ Corporate. For more information, call Carrie Ellcessor at 925-813-4352 or Leann Weibert at 925-392-8066.

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

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

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Professional Acting Classes for Children! Now Open in Antioch! Contact: ypseastbay@gmail. com

925-706-2359 youngperformersstudio. com

On the Horizon Support Our Troops Girlfriends Unlimited invites women 18 and older to a Girls Night Out on Friday, Sept. 17 from 7-10 p.m. at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. Participants will make care packages for local soldiers serving overseas. For more information, call 925-6341315, ext. 1131 or 925-240-6511.

Parent Survival Nights The Little Gym of Brentwood hosts Parent Survival Night on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5-9 p.m. The event features four hours of games, activities, crafts, pizza and a movie. PSNs are for children 3-8. For more information, call 925-6340034.

Oakley Kids Fishing Derby The City of Oakley hosts the Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9-11 a.m. at the Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline. Pre-register at City Hall, 3231 Main St.; at Hook, Line & Sinker, 3100 Main St.; or on the day of the event from 89 a.m. For more information, call 925-625-7044.

Extreme Water and Air Show Held at the Orwood Resort, the show benefits the Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a free Summer Camp for abused, abandoned and neglected children who are currently in Contra Costa County’s Foster Care Program. For more information, call Rick or Jennifer Fuller at 925-679-2289 or visit www.rfkcconcord.org.

Car Wash Fundraiser A Students’ Education Travel to Spain fundraiser is held Sept. 18 and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Burger King parking lot, 2505 Main St. in Oakley. The fee for your car wash will be by donation only.

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

Knights of Columbus Council The public is invited to join St. Ignatius of Antioch Knights of Columbus Council in honoring the CHP Officer, Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year on Saturday, Sept.18. Tickets are $32.50 for a buffet dinner and entertainment. For information or reservations, call Gary Clausen at 925-7772171 or Walter Ruehlig at 925-756-7628.

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

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