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Community responds to charity theft by Samie Hartley

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Oakley residents rushed to the aid of community organization Friends of Oakley this week as news spread of the theft of $4,000 worth of toys and food amassed for a charity Christmas Basket program. A thief or thieves struck the organization’s temporary storage facility at the Almond Grove Elementary School gym sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday. When Friends of Oakley President and Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier arrived at Almond Grove to prepare the facility for a sorting and gift-wrapping event to be held that afternoon, he discovered mountains of food and toys had been reduced to scraps. When news reached Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew across town on Tuesday evening, restaurant patrons began a collection drive that amassed $375 within a few hours. News spread on Facebook as people shared the heartbreaking story with friends and pledged support. Frazier said the response has been overwhelming. As news of the theft appeared online, on TV, on radio and in print, the calls began to pour in. “I need to charge my phone; it’s been ringing all day,” Frazier said Wednesday. “I’ve heard see Theft page 15A

The opening tipoff isn’t far off, and our BVAL Basketball Preview spotlights the stars and sizes up the teams. Page 1B

Brilliant boughs East County residents with an appetite for tree-lighting festivities can choose from a tasty menu. Page 4A

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Friends of Oakley volunteer Gabriel Helena, 9, begins a new pile of wrapped toys for children 2 and younger. The Friends of Oakley Christmas Basket storage facility at Almond Grove Elementary was robbed of most of its donated toys and food on Tuesday.

A special Thanksgiving homecoming by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

For wounded Iraq war veteran Ricky France and his family, Nov. 5 was a roller coaster ride. The home he and wife Shannon rented in Loomis had been lost to foreclosure and, unable to find an affordable replacement, they and their five children faced homelessness in four days. Arrangements to move to a shelter had been made, and movers had arrived to take their belongings to storage. That’s when the phone call came: The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) was on the line to tell the Frances they were being given, mortgage-free, a fivebedroom house in Brentwood. “He was speechless and I

was crying,” Shannon recalled. “I kept thinking, ‘I’m not going to be homeless!’” The family, including Jon, 15; Destiny, 9; Erreanna, 8; Arhvia, 6; and Micah, 5, moved into the six-year-old house the day before Thanksgiving. “It’s beautiful; amazing,” Ricky said this week. “I’m still amazed and shocked.” Founded in 2007 by retired Gen. Leroy Sisco, the MWSF provides a variety of services aimed at helping veterans transition from the military to civilian life. In March of 2010 the organization embarked on its most ambitious effort, to give 1,000 wounded veterans free houses to within five years. see Homecoming page 12A

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Wounded Iraq veteran Ricky France and wife Shannon stand inside their new Brentwood home with their children. From left are Arreanna, Arhyia, Micah, Destiny and Jon. The family was given the house, free and clear, by the Military Warrior Support Network and JP Morgan Chase Bank.

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Foundation gives the gift of smiles by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer It was a morning of smiles all around, but for seven East County kids, those smiles will now last a lifetime. Sheffield Orthodontics recently placed braces on local teens as part of the Smiles for a Lifetime program. The national nonprofit organization provides free orthodonture to patients who can’t afford treatment. “It was a great week,” said Dr. Robert Sheffield. “The kids were so happy. There were lots tears from the parents and me. It’s such a life change for these children.” For the Hankins family – one of the recipients of the program – it was a day they’ll never forget. “As a dad, every time Asia and I discussed braces I would feel as though I was letting her down,” said Carlos Hankins in a letter to Sheffield. “When Asia told me she received a scholarship, she had tears of joy in her eyes, which brought tears of joy to mine … I am so grateful to your foundation.” Bringing smiles – and the occasional tears of joy – to local families is the impetus behind the program. Local dentists Drs. Wendy Herman and Bill Morrice provided free dental care for the seven recipients, and Dr. John Gilbert, an oral surgeon, volunteered to do wisdom-teeth extractions for two patients. This year, Sheffield is planning to offer 12 orthodontic scholarships, which includes free bands and ongoing treatment.

Smiles for a Lifetime recipient Stephan White poses with Dr. Robert Sheffield, far right, after receiving his new braces. Stephan was one of seven local children who were recently awarded free braces and ongoing orthodontic care through the nonprofit organization. Photo courtesy of Sheffield Orthodontics

As part of the scholarship program, recipients agree to continue the good will by paying it forward to another group or organization that helps those in need. “As a family we created a program to serve some of the underprivileged in various communities,” said Hankins. “The name of the program is Project HELLO, which stands for Helping Everyone Live Life Optimistically. It has been nearly 10 years since our program’s conception and sometimes we feel

like giving up, but your generosity has motivated us to continue providing these services in these challenging times.” The East County board of directors for Smile selects children from the local area through an application process. Nominations are currently being accepted, and Sheffield encourages anyone with a need – or anyone who knows a child with a need – to apply. “The board is looking for children between the ages of 11 and 18 who really

need orthodontic treatment,” said Sheffield. “It’s the gift of a new smile, which hopefully leads to improved self-confidence and a dramatic change for these children. And that in essence, is the mission of Smile for a Lifetime.” Applications may be obtained by visiting www.sheffieldortho.com, e-mailing s41foundation@sheffieldortho.com or calling 925-757-9100. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Lighting a trio of trees Kris Kringle gets a curious look from Avery Lasnier while attending last year’s Christmas tree lighting in Oakley. Oakley, Brentwood and Discovery Bay all hold tree lighting events this weekend.

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East County gets into the holiday spirit this weekend with not one but three Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. Brentwood kicks off the tree lighting extravaganza Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Festivities include musical performances by local vocal groups, hot drinks and goodies plus a visit from Santa. The switch is officially flipped on the 24-foot tree at 7 p.m. Oakley hosts its tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3 at City Hall, 3231 Main St. The fun starts at 5 p.m. with performances by the Oakley Elementary School Dis-

trict Choir, the Freedom High School Choir and BLUSH, a local youth choir. Free cocoa and cookies will be served, and a “make-n-take” craft area for children provided. Santa will be on hand for the tree lighting following music. Discovery Bay also hosts a tree lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Discovery Bay Lions tree will be lit following the Parade of Lights, which starts at 6 p.m. Santa will also make a guest appearance at this event, so remember to bring your camera. For more holiday happenings, visit www. thepress.net/bookmark/16541918.

The Liberty Union High School Student Body Class of 1911 poses on the steps of Liberty High School on the corner of Maple and First streets. Built in 1908, the structure cost $8,500.

Stroll memory lane in ECCHS calendar by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Back by popular demand and just in time for the holidays, the East Contra Costa Historical Society (ECCHS) calendar is now available for purchase, and this

year’s edition is better than ever. “We’ve received such a good response from the community. People really enjoy these calendars,” said calendar creator and ECCHS member Kathy Leighton. see Memory lane page 17A


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Missing the Tahoe road trip This Thanksgiving I was more thankful than usual. I almost didn’t see Thanksgiving this year; in fact, I could have appeared on the show “1,000 Ways to Die.” Apparently my Chevy Tahoe has been harboring some resentment against me, since last week it tried to kill me. HANGIN’ IN It began as a normal Wednesday HERE morning. Off to the gym I went; then realized I had forgotten to set our burglar alarm. I doubled back to the house, running late now for my class, and pulled into the VICKI driveway. I opened the MCKENNA garage and was about to hop out when I realized that in my rush I had put the car in reverse, not park. The driver’s door open, and my left leg out of the car, my Tahoe decided to back up. Fast. I guess it had places to go … without me! At first I thought it was funny, but I quickly realized that I was in trouble. I started hopping backward on my left leg and finally faced the truth. I had to fling myself backward, away from my quickly accelerating 8,000-pound vehicle. My right leg was still in the car, and as I threw myself backward, my shin caught the driver’s side door. Ooh! I gashed my shin, but at least I was out of the vehicle. Now I was lying sprawled on my driveway in my pink

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workout shorts, assuming I was in the clear. But no. My Tahoe had other plans. It made a sharp left turn toward my right leg. I remember thinking to myself, “If I just tense my muscles really tight, I’ll be OK.” Obviously shock had made me delusional. Who am I? The Bionic Woman? Thank God the right front tire narrowly missed my leg. Now my Tahoe was gaining speed as it sped down my driveway – backward. It made a wide U-turn into the court. If there had been cars parked there, they would have been trashed. Luckily, the parking spots were all empty. I was jumping up and down, screaming, “Oh my God! Oh my God!” But no one heard me. Smooth jazz eerily blared from my car as it continued on its wild ride. I watched in horror as it backed up onto the lawn of the vacant house next door and effortlessly snapped the “For Sale” sign clean off. It backed up farther into the bushes that bordered the front porch, and mercifully came to rest. It sat there idling and, I’m pretty sure, grinning at me. I ran around to the driver’s side and hopped in. I quickly drove out of the bushes and parked it on my driveway. I was shaking like a leaf. I needed comfort. I ran to my neighbors’ house and rang the doorbell. I had eight minutes before my aerobic class started. My dear friend Suzanne answered. I was crying now. “Look what I did!” I said, pointing across the court to the hacked off “For Sale” sign

and mutilated bushes. “Vicki, you’re bleeding!” she said, pointing to my bloody shin. I also had a nice piece of road rash up my back from the backward dive onto my driveway, but adrenaline was coursing through my veins. I felt no pain. A heartfelt hug from Suzanne gave me the courage to run home, bandage my wounds, set the alarm and get to my class. Entering the gym, I must have looked a bit off. My friend Michelle gave me a big hug when I entered and asked me if I was OK. I gave her the short version of my brush with death before running to my class. I think I conducted a pretty good class too, all things considered. I was giddy with joy at having cheated death, and of course all that extra adrenaline didn’t hurt, either. Wow, if they could only bottle that! Walking back to my Tahoe, I saw something odd hanging from my bumper. It was an entire mangled bush from my neighbors’ yard. I quickly got rid of the evidence and drove home. The moral of this story, I have decided, is Slow Down! I couldn’t believe how many people told me that this type of thing had happened to them because they were rushing. Secondly, make sure your husband has a stiff drink in his hand before you tell him about mishaps of this magnitude. Thirdly, when your car starts making attempts on your life, take the hint. It wants to move on. You can find mine on Craigslist. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Piano prodigy wows Summerset Holiday The Summerset Orchards ballroom audience recently heard a pianist, an accomplished virtuoso, professional to the core, able to stand his ground with pianists of any age. It was the first performance in his hometown of Brentwood for Alex Marquez, but he’s already made a name for himself in San Francisco musical circles – and he’s only 13. Alex began his piano studies at the age of 4. In 2005 he was accepted into the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he is currently studying with the renowned Jerri Witt. Alex has performed in many student recitals at SFCM since 2006. He has also given community-service performances at the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco and Lone Tree Convalescent Hospital in Antioch. At the age of 12, he gave his solo concert debut in San Francisco. Playing before a packed house on Nov. 8, Alex presented a varied program of some of the world’s greatest piano music, beginning with the baroque of Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier,” continuing through the classic period of Mozart, into the romantic period ushered in by Beethoven and exemplified by Chopin and Liszt, to the 20th-century Hungarian master Béla Bartók. And Alex didn’t stop there. His encore – a rocking boogiewoogie – put the cherry on the top. Alex is remarkably gifted, but his degree of technical brilliance, musicianship and memory work testify to countless hours

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Brentwood resident Alex Marquez , 13, a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, recently made his hometown debut at the Summerset Orchards ballroom. of diligent practice. In the Summerset concert, Alex’s trills and chromatic scales sparkled with clarity, and he displayed a power impressive in one so young. Underlying all his playing, from the technical to the emotional, there was a depth of feeling for music. He sits for a while before he begins each piece and one can see him shutting out the world and getting into the zone and bringing into focus the music in his mind and heart. The music was made much more interesting and enjoyable by Alex’s commentary. With remarkable poise and class he delivered

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Little Miss Everything continues its series of Peace, Love, Swap events with a special holiday-themed swap on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. Peace, Love, Swap personnel will be on hand to help customers interact with craft vendors and discover new-to-you items. This clothing and gear swap is like no other. Not only does it provide a huge selection of baby, kids, maternity, women’s and men’s clothes, but swap areas for toys, books, games, ride-on toys, sporting equipment, holiday decorations and home décor. Holiday portraits will be available courtesy of TDN Photography. By dropping off items for the swap from 3 to 4 p.m., shoppers qualify to shop the swap. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Little Miss Everything is located at 220 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.peaceloveswap. com.

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Halloween treats headed overseas Troops deployed overseas will soon receive more than 175 pounds of candy thanks to local school kids, residents and Brentwood dentist Tracy Benhamou. For the second year, Benhamou’s Oak Street Family Dental paid kids $1 per pound for their Halloween candy, which is being sent to deployed members of the military as a way to support troops and help keep East County kids cavity-free. The project is run in cooperation with Operation Gratitude and Operation Tooth Fairy. “The concept is simple,” Benhamou wrote in a press release. “Kids donate their

Halloween candy and they receive $1 per pound turned in. The troops receive sweet care packages to let them know they are not forgotten, and everyone ends up smiling!” The gift of candy from a dentist might seem ironic, but Benhamou is making sure there won’t be any dental complications from locals’ largesse: the candy will be accompanied by a few hundred free toothbrushes. To learn more about Oak Street Family Dental and future programs for Operation Gratitude and Operation Tooth Fairy, call 925-634-9237 or visit www.oakstreetfamilydental.com.

who are usually your best buyers because they have a deadline to meet and often company financial support so they are non-contingent buyers. Many buyers want to get their family settled before school starts up again in January. Also, when does your home look better than when you have it all cleaned up and decorated for the Holidays? Lastly, consider that many other sellers will take their homes off the market, so the buyers have fewer homes to choose from. If you absolutely, positively do not want to move until after the Holidays, that is still not a reason to avoid being on the market now. If you get an offer asking you to move out December 20, you can counter-offer a new date or just refuse the offer altogether. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Every year about this time I hear this question. There is a myth out there that home selling activity completely shuts down after Thanksgiving and picks up again in January. The truth is that homes sell all year round. I’ve had some of my best months in December. If you aren’t that motivated to sell, you don’t have a deadline to meet, and showing your home during the Holidays is too much of a hassle, go ahead and take your home off the market. However, if you do have to sell your home, and you do have a deadline to meet, then leave it on the market. It certainly isn’t going to sell if you take it off the market! Here are some reasons why the Holidays are a great time to be on the market—Some people take more time off of work, giving them more time to go look at homes. While there are fewer buyers looking, those that are looking are serious buyers. The “lookey-loos” go home, leaving the serious ones. These are usually the buyers that are getting relocated

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’Tis the season for local holiday fun Holiday cheer continues to spread through East County. If you need help getting in the spirit this year, here are some holiday happenings to help get you in a yuletide mood:

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 BANC Tree Lighting The Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee hosts its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. This year’s festivities include musical performances by local vocal groups, hot drinks and goodies, plus a visit from Santa. The lighting of the city’s 24-foot Christmas tree commences at 7 p.m. “A Christmas Story” Liberty High School Playmakers present “A Christmas Story” at 7 p.m. at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Relive all your favorite scenes as Ralphie seeks the holy grail of all Christmas presents, a genuine Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. Tickets are $5; $3 for children 12 and under. Holiday On Ice Brentwood’s popular outdoor skating rink, back for the fourth year, is open seven days a week through Jan. 16. Come skate on a lighted ice rink protected from the elements by a magnificent tent. For hours and prices, call 925-513-1702 or visit www. brentwoodholidayonice.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 THROUGH SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Brentwood Festival of Trees Enjoy three days of Yuletide fun at the Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive. Guests are welcome to enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, music and munchies while admiring – and bidding on – trees decorated by community organizations. Proceeds support local

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Children pose with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at last year’s Breakfast with Santa at the Brentwood Senior Center. This year’s event is held Saturday, Dec. 10. charities. For more information, visit www. brentwoodfestivaloftrees.org or call 925206-5087.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Santa Paws Don’t exclude your pets from celebrating the holidays. Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization has invited Santa to Pet Food Express, 5829 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet with your four-legged friends and pose for pictures. For more information, visit www. eccchalo.org. Christmas Tree Lot Oakley Boy Scout Troop 152 operates a Christmas tree lot at 3460 Main St. (behind Scheer Home Systems). The Scouts provide quality Noble and Douglas fir trees for sale, as well as fresh wreaths and charming orna-

ments. Delivery is available. The lot remains open through Dec. 18. For hours and more information, call 925-625-5391. Holiday Pet Photos Delta Animals Safe Haven invites families and their pets to Pet Smart, 5879 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for photos with Santa Claus. Photo-ops will also be held Dec. 4. For more information, visit www.deltaanimalssafehaven.org or call 925-219-0151. Santa’s Workshop Come see Santa arrive on the Polar Express at Sand Creek Crossing (aka Raley’s shopping center) in Brentwood. Festivities, which run from noon to 3 p.m., include face painting, a magic show, holiday crafts, train rides and photos with Santa. For more information, visit www.sandcreekcrossing.com.

Holiday Home Tour Hosted by the Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation, the tour visits homes lovingly decked out in old-world finery and festive holiday décor. To join the tour, meet at noon at Hannah Nicole Vineyard, 6700 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.educationwins. org. Oakley Tree Lighting Join Oakley’s celebration of the season with the lighting of the city’s 30-foot Christmas tree. The festivities include performances by local children’s choirs, maken-take crafts, games and free refreshments. Santa will be on hand for photo-ops with the kids, so bring your camera. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. at the Oakley Civic Center, 3231 Main St. For more information, call 925-625-7044. Discovery Bay Parade of Lights Celebrating its ninth season, the parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Marina. The Holiday Movie themed parade proceeds down Marina Road, turns left on Willow Lake Road, right on Riverlake Road, left on Sandpoint Road, left on Discovery Bay Boulevard and ends in the Discovery Bay Shopping Center, where the Discovery Bay Lions tree lighting takes place and Santa is available for photos. Antioch Lighted Boat Parade Decorated boats glide down the Delta at 6 p.m. during this annual holiday event. Best-view locations are the Antioch Municipal Pier and along Second Street in the city’s historic downtown district. For more information, e-mail diane@art4antioch.org or call 925-325-9897. see Holiday fun page 11A


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Adams Middle School student Iris Fermin, seen here with her family and Brentwood Lions Club President Fred Ginsler, recently placed second at the district level in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.

Alex Hernandez, holding flowers, recently won first place in the local competition for the Lions Club International Peace Poster contest. With her, from the left, are Andrea, Dwana, Alex, Juan, Michael and Stephanie.

Lions’ Peace Poster artists earn accolades Adams Middle School student Iris Fermin recently took first place in the Peace Poster Contest sponsored by Brentwood Lions Club. She went on to place second at the district level. Alex Hernandez, a student at Excelsior Middle School, placed first in the competition sponsored by the Byron Delta Lions Club and placed third at the district level. The district

winner, from Orinda, will advance to the multi-district competition. An international winner will be selected in January. Also honored at the local level were Brentwood Lions Club secondplace winner Suyrh Aryaei, also from Adams, and third-place winner Christina Le from Bristow Middle School. Excelsior Middle School students Ve-

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Holiday fun from page 8A SUNDAY, Dec. 4 Bethel Island Tree Lighting Ceremony Bethel Island welcomes the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Community Park. The Antioch High School Choir will perform and the Bethel Island Women’s Club will provide yummy treats and warm beverages. Santa arrives at 6 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 5 Holiday Concert The Brentwood Community Concert Band hosts a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Admission is one new, unwrapped toy per person to be donated to Toys For Tots. The event includes treats and a group sing-along.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 9 AND 10 “The Little Match Girl” Delta Children’s Ballet Theatre presents “The Little Match Girl” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 and available at the ballet studio, 300 G St. in Antioch, online at www.deltachildrensballet.org or by phone at 925754-9833.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Special Kids Visit with Santa Smith Family Farms, 4430 Sellers Road in Brentwood, opens its holiday barn exclusively to special-needs children and their families from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 925-516-9690 or visit www.spkids.org. Discovery Bay Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade Celebrate the holidays on the water at this annual event that draws hundreds of local participants each year. The event includes awards for top entries and culminates in a reception at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club. For more information, call 925-516-7286. Breakfast With Santa Breakfast With Santa is held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Brentwood Senior

Center, 193 Griffith Lane. The $8 admission includes a pancake breakfast, visit with Santa and coloring activities. Registration is required. To order tickets, visit Tummies to Tots, 3860 Balfour Road in Brentwood, or call 925-516-0832. Breakfast with Santa Santa stops by Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St. in Oakley, to enjoy breakfast with his favorite East County friends. Registration is required through the City of Oakley. Seatings are held at 9 and 11 a.m. For more information, call 925-6257044 or e-mail coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us. Bethel Island Lighted Boat Parade The San Joaquin Yacht Club hosts its annual boat parade at 4 p.m. Festivities also include a dinner at the yacht club and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. To enter the parade, call 925-684-3407 or email gsmcelvain@att.net. For more information, visit www.sjyc.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Antioch Women’s Club Holiday House Tour Five historic homes in Rivertown and three local businesses are slated for the Antioch Women’s Club’s 57th classic holiday house tour. The annual fundraiser benefits local charities and provides community scholarships. The house tours run from noon to 4 p.m., and a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans Building on the corner of E and Sixth streets in Antioch. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour. For more information, call 925-7771831 or 925-565-9120. Christmas Cantata Brentwood Community United Methodist Church, 809 Second St., presents Lead Me Back to Bethlehem, a rediscovering of joy, peace and love of Christmas, at 7 p.m. Admission is free to this musical celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. People of all faiths are welcome. For more information, call 925634-3093.

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“One of our biggest hurdles is convincing people that it’s real,” said Casey Kinser, program director for MWSF. “Everyone thinks, ‘Surely they’re not giving away a free home.’ We are, and we want a lot more people to know.” The house was donated to the foundation by J.P. Morgan Chase. Lisa Wolfe, communications director for Military and Veteran Affairs at Chase, said the gift was part of a three-part effort to assist veterans. Support is provided for finding jobs, increasing education and home ownership. About 70 houses have been donated through the MWSF so far, she said, averaging $150,000 to $200,000 each. “These are deserving veterans,” Wolfe said. “We feel we have to recognize what these people have given to protect us.” The program is open to wounded veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan who have left the military and who do not currently have a mortgage, Kinser said. Applicants are matched with houses located where the veteran has the best prospects for a successful transition, considering nearby employment opportunities, nearby support services and the location of family and friends. A Purple Heart medal for being wounded is not essential, she said, but strongly preferred. For the former Sgt. Ricky France, the Purple Heart was not an issue. A mechanic with the Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, France was part of the first Army unit into Iraq in 2003, right behind the Marines. He had served from 1990 to 1996, left the Army, and then re-enlisted following the 9/11 attacks. On Sept. 10, 2003, his unit was ordered on a re-supply convoy to a forward operating base outside Fallujah, with France behind the wheel of one of the trucks. Tactics were still evolving in those early days of the war, and France’s truck had not yet been up-armored against the improvised explosive devices increasingly employed by the enemy. France’s face tenses as he describes his commander’s orders to send the convoy on a route that had not yet been swept by scouts. He added a fourth sandbag to the floor of his truck. The convoy departed, made its delivery, and was just 15 minutes from returning to base when a string of seven bombs detonated around him. “I saw the puffs of smoke, and then whoosh,” he said, moving his hands and body as though being struck by a giant ocean wave. He had to be pried from the riddled wreckage of his truck, his body peppered with wounds and his knees severely hyperextended in the blast. He did not want to discuss others caught in the attack, other than to say he wasn’t the only one hurt. “No way I should have lived,” he said. “At the hospital, they told me I wasn’t going to walk again, but four days later I threw the crutches away and got up.” In addition to scars on his legs, arms torso and face, he came home with another reminder of just how close he had come to his end. “I saved a piece of shrapnel about that long,” he said, holding his hands about a foot apart. It had come through the floor of the truck, through three of the sandbags, and protruded 6 inches from the fourth, pointed right at his head. After a 30-day rehabilitation, France returned to his unit. Out of patriotism and

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desire to care for his family, he also “did the unthinkable – I re-enlisted for six years.” Those years ended in April of 2010, and he mustered out of the service despite his desire to stay in. Despite the pain that wracked his body and the onset of post-traumatic stress syndrome that made performing his duty difficult, he wanted to continue in a career where he possessed proven leadership and training skills (he has a pocket full of awards for his shooting prowess). “It was easier to stay in, where I knew what had to be done, than it was to get out and not know what to do.” Unable to find work, France and his family have been drawing $1,800 unemployment since leaving the service. He hopes to get a job with another federal agency, perhaps TSA, so he can add to his current 15 years of service and retire at 20 years. Returning to mechanics, he said, is not an option. “My body can’t do that any more,” he said. He greatly appreciates what the Army has done for him, he said – with the exception of a particular commander. Returning to civilian life, he said, has been “worse than I expected. I haven’t felt like I was the provider.” At times he feels “completely lost” and finds it hard to motivate himself. The gift from MWSF includes three years’ financial counseling and monthly visits from a homeowner mentor to help keep the new house ship-shape. At the end of the three-year mentoring period, the house will belong to the France family, free and clear. The family now has secure shelter, but the future still holds uncertainties. In addition to utilities, the property taxes must still be paid. The house had all-new appliances – “I flipped out when I saw brand-new, front-loading washer and drier!” Shannon said – but the worn furniture from their former 1,300square-foot house leaves their new, 3,000square-foot digs mostly empty, and it could be a while until enough is saved to fill it up. “That TV right there took me 10 years to get,” said Ricky, gesturing toward a 48inch flat-screen TV. Born in Antioch and raised in Concord, Ricky is familiar with the area and glad his new house is closer to the Martinez Veterans Hospital, where he receives treatment. This week, as children bounced noisily and happily about the house and prepared to start their new schools this week, Ricky and Shannon spoke of their gratitude to MWSF and Chase. “They are a godsend; absolutely amazing,” Ricky said. “We’re just thankful there are people and companies like them in this world. They do it for soldiers and their families, not for publicity. They are just here to help.” On Thanksgiving, Shannon said, the family spent its second day in the new house, but was still short of cash. “We were sitting here getting hungry about 3 p.m. and I remembered I had a gift card from Raley’s in Loomis for a turkey dinner,” she said. “Ricky went to the Lucky’s here to see if they would take it, and he came back with a turkey, vegetables – everything,” she said. “It worked out just like we’d planned a Thanksgiving dinner all along. “The whole day,” she said, “was just another miracle from God.” To learn more about the Military Warriors Support Foundation and its programs, log on to www.militarywarriors.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Lion-size largesse Editor: On behalf of Liberty Adult Education, I would like to thank the Brentwood Lions Club for its continuous support of our students. For the past several years, the Brentwood Lions have distributed food baskets during the holiday season for our students in need. They have increased the number of food baskets over the last three years. Due to the recession, we’ve had more students need a little extra help. It is service clubs like the Lions that help us reflect on the positives in our lives and let us truly be thankful for such great community support. A special thanks to Fred Ginsler, president; Barbara Wilson, Maggie Deluna, Liz Ramirez, Anita Wing, Jim Clark and Gary Hingley. Again, Liberty Adult Education thanks you for your continued support. Debbie Norgaard Coordinator Adult Education

Thanks for Thanksgiving Editor: On Thanksgiving Day, Golden Hills Community Church held its annual free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Veterans Hall in Brentwood. This year we served nearly 840 meals between those served at the hall and delivered to homes, and gave away nearly 150 bags of groceries and a great deal of clothing. We couldn’t have done it without a lot of help from the community. There were hundreds of people who helped in many different ways from inside and outside the church body. I couldn’t possibly thank them all by name, but there are some who deserve special recognition for their generous donation of their time, supplies, and/or money.

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Content – with a caveat Editor: My name is Britton Swisher. I am a Life Scout working toward my Eagle Scout rank. I would like to express my opinion on the new downtown. I really like the new wide sidewalks. The sidewalks will improve the restaurants and allow them to have outdoor seating. However, I do not like the palm trees at City Hall. The trees were far too expensive in poor economic times. Overall, I feel the City of Brentwood is a great place to live. Britton Swisher Brentwood

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Petitioners should back off parade Editor: I have been a longtime supporter of Director Dawson and I will continue support him. He made a mistake that he is obviously already paying for in other arenas of his life, and he’s been humble and apologetic both publicly and to those of us who’ve spoken to him directly. He’s still a good director, and the numerous positive things he’s done for Discovery Bay haven’t been erased. This whole recall hullabaloo is just another attack by the same group of people always involved in the local drama-of-the-moment against someone who doesn’t share their philosophy. You should think long and hard before signing any petition, since a recall election will cost our community $50,000 it clearly doesn’t have – didn’t we just have a rate increase? Now I hear that the people behind this petition will be invading our holiday parade with banners and messages of hate. I hope this is only a small-town rumor, and that no one would do something in such poor taste to dis-

respect our holiday celebration – and the reason for the season! Jannine Nelson Discovery Bay

Thanks for the Buddy boost Editor: We, the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789 and the Ladies Auxiliary, wish to thank all the generous people who donated to our Buddy Poppy distribution days, Nov. 4 at Raley’s and Nov. 4 and 5 at FoodMaxx, Safeway on Balfour Road and Safeway on Second Street. It was greatly appreciated. Buddy Poppy proceeds represent no profit to any VFW Units. All money contributed by you is used in the cause of veterans’ welfare or for the well being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans. We also want to thank the following business for allowing us to use their storefront: Raley’s, FoodMaxx, Safeway on Balfour Road and Safeway on Second Street, all in Brentwood. Steve Todd, Commander of Post #10789 Joan Ortiz, President of Ladies Auxiliary

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Contra Costa County’s first concrete highway was built in 1919 at a cost of $24,000 per mile. This shot shows the road north near Kellogg Creek and Borden Junction.

Memory lane from page 4A “Longtime residents love the pictures from the good old days and newer residents like a peek at local history. This year, we’ve added even more historical facts.” This year’s calendar, printed on a higher quality paper, features local historical dates as well as an array of fun facts, such as state history (California adopted the bear flag on Feb. 3, 1911) and patent dates (the bicycle was patented on June 26, 1918). The calendar also includes the birthdates of all United States’ presidents. As Leighton and ECCHS members continue to dig through archives and newly donated historical materials, they maintain a list of significant local historical dates to include in future calendars. After receiving a historical memorabilia trove from the late Bob Gromm’s estate, Leighton has already begun compiling dates for the 2013 edition. This year’s calendar includes interesting local tidbits such as the opening of the Oakley post office on Sept. 9, 1898 and the birth of renowned local teacher Edna Hill on March 13, 1892.

“As we research, we’re always finding new things about the community,” Leighton said. “Some bits of history don’t have a particular date, but we’ve tucked in these little fun facts here and there. My favorite is that the Brentwood city budget was $28,550 in 1948. Today, it’s in the millions. It’s amazing how times have changed.” Each month of the calendar is highlighted by a historical photo. This year’s images include the Bethel Island Bridge, the Liberty High School class of 1911 and a vintage shot of Oak Street in Brentwood, of particular interest when compared to the recent downtown renovations. Leighton expects people will most like the 1926 photo of a group of packing sheds known as the Arbor, located on Lone Tree Way where the Valley Oak Nursery stands today. “I think a lot of the old-timers are going to like this photo best,” said Leighton, “because a lot of them will remember working there as children.” The 2012 ECCHS calendar costs $10 and is available for purchase at the Brentwood Press offices, 248 Oak St., or by calling Leighton at 925-634-0917.

Fundraiser for student set As the Oakley school community continues to gather around Ignacio Pena and his family in the wake of the O’Hara Park student’s recent illness, the business community has also stepped up. Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St. in Oakley, is hosting a fundraiser for Ignacio on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will help the Pena family with medical and other expenses. Participants may purchase in advance a $10 (cash-only) ticket for a “togo” dinner of a barbecue New York steak sandwich and potato salad. Tickets, which must be purchased by Dec. 15, are available at the Laurel Elementary School office, 1141 Laurel Road. A seventh-grader at O’Hara Park, Ignacio has been recovering in the hospital since he collapsed at school in October. He has five siblings, two of whom attend

PENA Laurel Elementary School. An account has been established in Ignacio’s name at the Bank of the West, 2195 Main St. in Oakley. Donations may be made at the bank or by calling 925-625-2211.

Do you hear that…opportunity is knocking! When we as residents of the delta can purchase real estate at prices less than large, publicly traded builders such as Toll Brothers, it is time to seriously begin thinking about investing in real estate. With builders paying eighty to ninety dollars a square foot and houses (almost brand new) selling for seventy to eighty dollars a square foot, it only makes sense to purchase a home while they are selling for literally less than replacement costs. Also, with the SMP 500 and the DOW both hitting four year lows in the past few weeks, no longer are large markets a safe haven for liquid investments. So consider this your window – “When God shuts a door He opens a window” – of opportunity! Rates are at a historically low level – recently dipping below the records set back in November of 2010 – and many of those who have lost a home through foreclosure, been through a Bankruptcy, or short sold their home can once again purchase sooner than they think. Chart In other words, if one of your doors has already shut – see above chart – it’s time to open another and once again own a home. By purchasing local real estate now, at the prices our market currently is willing to bear, in the long term you will be hard pressed to lose money. Our situation, and the tremendous down turn that led to it, has left in their wake opportunity that great minds only dream of. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”, and Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen,

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nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”

In essence, every piece of the two quotes above can be found in today’s market: the “growing section of a prosperous community” is checked off thanks to the community’s growing academic scores as well as the opening of the highly anticipated (and renovated) Downtown Brentwood. The “purchased with common sense” issue is covered by the market itself and the inability to now qualify for a loan unless you truly qualify for the loan. Not for nothing, but don’t you think there is a reason that many opportunity quotes – found above in this article to really drive this point home – revolve around a house? As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 925-726-1444 or via email, tfreymortgages@ yahoo.com. – Advertisement


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Wolverines look for repeat on the pitch by Michael Dixon Correspondent

The Deer Valley High boys soccer team’s 2010-11 season set a sizzling standard. Not only did the Wolverines win the league championship; they earned a No. 3 seed in the North Coast Section Playoffs (and were upset by Richmond in the first round). The Wolverines boasted a starstudded lineup last season. They had the best offensive player in the league in Aaron Huang, and the best defender in Mike Ortlieb. Anchoring the defense with Ortloeb was Logan Wilkins. But those players are all gone from the reigning Bay Valley Athletic League champions. But the Wolverines return a solid group of seniors – Phil Tam, Andrew Harrington, Andrew Wayne, Nick Richards, Solomon Abuda, Matthew Satyadi and Alex Bilderback – to lead the younger players.

Freedom The Falcons will be under the

guidance of first-year coach Sal Acevedo Jr. Greeting him is an experienced group of players led by senior midfielders Rodolfo Pelayo, Edgar Mora and Jesus Gomez, junior forward Jose Lopez and junior defenders Raul Lopez and Javier Ramirez, plus junior goalie Chris Contreras. “The team has looked good in practice,” said Acevedo. “They realize it’s going to take discipline, hard work, commitment and lots of determination to achieve our objectives – but they’re ready for the challenge.” Acevedo is encouraged by the team chemistry he’s seen through practice and the early season. “In this my first year coaching the boys varsity soccer team at Freedom, the first attribute that caught my attention is the discipline and focus of the players,” said Acevedo. “They’re coachable and always enthusiastic about learning and improving their abilities. These are qualities a coach always looks for in a player.” see Repeat page 20A

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Deer Valley junior midfielder Marcus Salvador brings the ball upfield during a game against San Ramon Valley last season. Salvador and the Wolverines are eyeing a second straight Bay Valley Athletic League boys soccer title.

Falcons chased from playoffs in ugly loss by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

After hanging with one of the state’s top football teams for the first quarter, the floodgates opened on Freedom High. The Falcons were bounced from the North Coast Section playoffs on Friday night in a 70-7 rout to host De La Salle, the bracket’s top seed. Freedom didn’t put a crooked number on the scoreboard until midway through the fourth quarter, when junior receiver Darrell Daniels took a kick return 98 yards to paydirt. “I was seeing touchdown, that was all I was thinking,” Daniels said. “I wanted to finish the game with a bang for my seniors.” The loss ended one of the best seasons in Falcons history. Freedom dropped one regular season game – to Bay Valley Athletic League champion Pittsburg – and came out victorious against a tough California team in the first round of the playoffs. “Nobody believed in us except for us,” senior linebacker Frank Cisneros said. “We tried to reach all our goals, and we did, except one. That was NCS. I love my family. I love my team.” After the Spartans (10-1) marched down the field for a touchdown in their first

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Freedom receiver Darrell Daniels gets around De La Salle linebacker Michael Hutchings on Friday night. Daniels was the lone Falcon to score that night. drive, Freedom appeared to make a game out of it. De La Salle, on its second possession, had a Tiapepe Vitale touchdown called

back due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The Falcons (10-2) held steady after the flag, forcing the Spartans to turn the

ball over. Though the Falcons didn’t reach the end zone, they held the Spartans to a 7-0 score at the end of the first quarter. “We were playing with them, we were battling and we were being tough on all cylinders,” senior Steven Rodriguez said of the first quarter. “There’s not much you can say. We played them as tough as we can and we did our best.” The Falcons didn’t go home empty handed, though. After the running clock went into effect in the fourth quarter, Daniels took a kickoff at the 2-yard line. He broke several Spartan tackles on his way to an electrifying 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Though Freedom’s season ended on a sour note, the future looks bright. Talented quarterback Dante Mayes will return for his senior season, as will Daniels, the league’s MVP. Sophomore running back Joe Mixon also showed promise throughout the season. Even with all of the potential for next year, head coach Kevin Hartwig knows there’s still business for the Falcons to handle first. “I’m very proud of our boys,” Hartwig said. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do, though.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Antioch Deer Valley’s league title last season ended the reign of the crosstown rival Antioch Panthers, which won the title in 2009 and ’10. Head coach Julio Borge is confident his players can accomplish great things. Anchoring the Panthers will be a strong group of seniors: center-mid Jordan Cisneros, center-mid Hector Morfin, center-back Luiz Diaz and left-mid Steven Ibanez. Their task will be to find a way to put the ball in the back of the net, which Borge currently identifies as the team’s greatest weakness. Also important will be the performance of the team’s goalies, senior David Saldana and junior Luis Mendez. What the team currently lacks in raw goal scoring ability it makes up for in unity, which Borge believes is the team’s greatest strength – bolstered by

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Heritage Unlike many other sports, boys soccer at Heritage isn’t especially strong. But the team has grown and improved in recent years under current coach Alex Valdivia. What’s even more encouraging for Heritage is that the team remains largely intact. Two seniors, goalie Nico Charvet and midfielder Nick Krahnke, return for the Patriots. Heritage notched a 3-9-6 mark last season, an improvement from the previous campaign. As a sign of how much Heritage has improved, the 2009 team finished the season without a single win.

Liberty Much like their crosstown rivals at Heritage, Liberty doesn’t have far to go to improve last season’s record. Also like the Patriots, the Lions are experiencing little turnover. As they were last season, the Lions are loaded with youth. Derek Bisping, Jesus Corona, Juan Mena, Kyle Rainsford, Josh Gherisim and Marvin Valladeres are the only seniors in a deep lineup. Also like last season, the Lions don’t figure to score many goals. In their first three games, they’ve scored one goal. It will be the task of Mena, one of the captains, to keep his team in games. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

ECYF takes Turkey Bowl open a crease up the middle that Rivers rode to another TD, putting the Lions up 18-7. With 20 seconds left in the first half, the Falcons returned a kickoff for a touchdown to pull within 18-15 and steal some of the Lions’ momentum. Coming out of the half, the Lions’ special-teams unit made a huge play, as Abel Ordaz executed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by Zion Millington. Ordaz then hit Baylei Coston with a long touchdown pass and the Lions’ killer instinct took over. The Lions used trickery on their next possession, as Ordaz pitched the ball to Rivers, who threw it back to Ordaz. The QB raced to the end zone to put the game out of reach. Coming into the game, the highpowered Falcons offense had scored 418 points, but the Lions defense mauled them all day, allowing only an early touchdown. The Lions defense then tightened up and stopped the Falcons offense the rest of the game. The Lions D finished the season as the No. 1 ranked defense, allowing only 27 points in 12 games. The Lions advance the Interconference Championship game on Saturday against the North Bay Youth Football Pee Wee champions, the Ukiah Lions. – Contributed by Ingrid Gregerson

The East County Lions Pee Wee team continued its perfect (12-0) season by capturing the 2011 Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference Turkey Bowl championship in dominating fashion, beating the Clayton Valley Falcons 37-15. This season, which marks the 20th anniversary of ECYF, the Pee Wee team became the first in the organization’s history to go undefeated into the Turkey Bowl and win it. The Lions faced the No. 1 seeded Falcons, who had dominated every team they had faced this season. But this was not the Falcons’ day. The Falcons struck first, scoring on their first possession to go up 70. It was the first time all season the Lions had fallen behind. Ronnie Rivers made sure the lead didn’t last as he picked up the onside kick attempt and took it back for a touchdown. After the Lions forced the Falcons to punt, the Lions pulled off a stunning fake punt as Rivers completed a pass to Devan Lance down to the 3yard line. Rivers punched it in for the touchdown. The Lions defense forced a fumble that was recovered by Cole Zanarini, allowing the Lions offensive line of Devin Walden, Harlan Rashada, Joseph Guaragna, Richie Kabasinskas, Abel Page and Adrian Guitron to

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Dawgs swing hot bats at Vet’s Day Tourney The Delta Dawgs 11U Fall Ball team rang in the Veterans Day holiday in style, winning the Nation’s Baseball Freedom Bowl Tournament held Veterans Day weekend at the Tracy Sports Complex. The team scored a whopping 40 runs in the fourgame tournament. This “dawg-determined” team, seeking to claim its first tournament, won the title game going away, defeating Stockton’s Western Ranch All Stars 16-1. Managed by James Cappello, the staff also includes head coach Anthony Robbins and assistant coaches Junior Mengenhauser and Mo Wilmer. – Contributed by James Cappello

The 11U Fall Ball Delta Dawgs, front row from left, are Keanu Mengenhauser, Nick Liechty, Maximus Cappello, Noah Cleland, Payton Cleland and Isaac Buchanan; center row: Jacob Huckelberry, Peyton Wood, Jeffrey Wexler, Blaine Robbins and Ryan Jackson; back row: coaches Junior Mengenhauser, James Cappello and Miles Cappello. Not pictured are MoMo Wilmer, Devyn Douglas and Jack Murphy. Photo courtesy of James Cappello

BVAL graduates earn BD cheer dazzles impressive accolades Ysabel Cabreira, a 2010 Freedom High alumna, recently became the first San Joaquin Delta College women’s golfer to advance to the state championship. Cabreira placed 15th at the recent California Community College Athletic Association Women’s Golf State Championship in Kings Country Club in Hanford. She shot rounds of 81 and 87 for a total score of 168. Previously at the NorCal regional championship, Cabreira placed third out of 48 participants. She shot an 84 in the first round; a 75 in the next. “The final round at NorCal and the first round at state, she played really good,” Mustangs head coach Tony Troncale said. “I was really impressed with those two rounds. That’s the way I kind of expected her to play all year.” A sophomore at Stockton’s Delta College, Cabreira finished ninth overall in the Big 8 Conference. Two other local graduates have also turned in fine seasons, earning spots on postseason lists. Gonzalo Hernandez, a

senior offensive lineman for CulverStockton College in Canton, Mo., was recently named to the 2011 All-Heart of America Athletic C o n f e re n c e football CABREIRA team as an honorable mention selection. The Freedom graduate allowed just one sack and committed only one penalty in 11 games this season, participating in 742 plays for the Wildcats. Josue Macias, a freshman midfielder and forward for Livermore’s Las Positas College men’s soccer team, earned second-team all-Coast Conference accolades after a successful season for the Hawks. Macias is a Liberty alumnus. – Compiled by Staff Writer Justin Lafferty

he Black Diamond All-Stars brought seven teams to the NorCal competition at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in November. The event attracted the top cheerleading programs in Northern California and gave the Diamonds the opportunity to make all their hard work this season pay off. The Dazzle Youth team and the Sparkle tiny teams were the stars of the day – both came home with second-place trophies. Next up for the Black Diamond all-star and performance teams is a USA competition on Dec. 4. For more information on these nationally ranked teams, call Black Diamond Kids Center at 925-516-6619 or visit www.blackdiamondallstars.com. – Contributed by Stacy Peralta

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If you’ve ever had a pounding headache that ruins your day, makes you unproductive at work, or gets you sick to your stomach, then this letter may be very important to you. And, this letter is even more important if you’ve sought help elsewhere and are still suffering. Let me tell you what happened to my assistant, Morgan. Since kindergarten, Morgan suffered with bad headaches and migraines. Her parents took her to specialists, who ordered CAT scans and MRI’s. They put her on powerful medications, but she still suffered. At age 17, after suffering over a decade, she started chiropractic care here, and her headaches are now only a rarity, and she has no migraines at all. Morgan’s story isn’t unusual. In fact, a panel of 19 experts found that chiropractic resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches (ones that originate from the neck), had significantly fewer side effects, and had longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than a commonly-prescribed medication1. Now, let me tell you about me. Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. “I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m the ‘athletic type’ and like most young guys, I think that nothing can go wrong. That’s when I’m hit with a dose of reality. I’m playing basketball when it happens. As I’m going for a rebound, I get pushed. I land hard on my lower back and feel a ‘pop’. But, there’s more… I’m in so much pain that I can barely move. I go to see my medical doctor, but all he can do is give me drugs for the pain. But, that doesn’t help. Three weeks later I’m still in pain. I’m frustrated and scared that I may never play sports again. Now, listen to this… A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my spine. The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually December 2, 2011

feels good. I get relief, and within a week, I feel much better. Oh, did I mention that this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, that I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!” For the last nine years, people from Brentwood and the surrounding area have come to see me with their back problems. They also come to me with their: • Headaches • Migraines • Chronic Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Whiplash from car accidents • Backaches • Numbness In limbs • Athletic Injuries Just to name a few… Here’s what some of your neighbors had to say: “During my pregnancy, I suffered from low back pain and sciatica. Dr. Jardin helped me become pain free!” (Kim M.) “I had neck pain, tingling and numbness in my arms and hands. Thanks to Dr. Jardin, the pain is gone. I feel great!” (Diane W.) “I suffered with constant TMJ pain and headaches with dizziness. I spent over 25 years trying different things to help and Dr. Jardin’s adjustments have

been the most effective!” (Patti W.) I’m blessed that people often thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond differently to care, but we get terrific results. It’s as simple as that! Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. My confession is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond differently to care, but we get terrific results. It’s as simple as that!

Our goal is to give you the best care we can possibly give you. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications…I’m a graduate of Western States Chiropractic. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to entire families. For the past eleven years, I’ve been taking care of your neighbors in Brentwood. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care. My assistants are Morgan and Esmeralda and they are both really great people. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called JARDIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC and it’s at 7351-A Brentwood Boulevard (we are across the parking lot from McDonald’s, next to the Dollar Tree). Our phone number is 925-516-5813 Call Morgan, Esmeralda or me today for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you and God Bless. Dan Jardin, D.C.

Tens of millions of Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are greatly reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. A seven-year study compared costs of people seeing medical providers vs. chiropractors. Overall the patients seeing chiropractors had 60% less hospitalizations, 59% less days in the hospital, 62% less outpatient surgeries, and 85% less costs for prescription drugs. What’s in it for you?-Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problem, and not just cover it up with drugs. So, here’s what’s in it for you. When you call

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Deer Valley looks to maintain BVAL dominance by MICHAEL DIXON Correspondent In recent years, Deer Valley High’s girls basketball team has been not only the best in the Bay Valley Athletic League, but one of the best in the entire Bay Area. This year, things are a little different, as the Wolverines are led by their third coach in three years and must deal with the loss of guard Raven Fox. Mark Hurtado, who takes over for Mark Anger as head coach, was in charge of the freshman team last year and assisted Anger during the varsity season, so he’s familiar with the girls. Last season, the Wolverines finished 20-8 and a perfect 10-0 in league play. “We’re looking good,” Hurtado said. “We do a lot of up and down. I think they’re adjusting well. I told them that I’m here to build a program. I live in the area. This isn’t a part-time thing for me.” The style of play is similar to what Anger ran a season ago. Senior guard Monique Mulder, one of the top players on the team last year, anchors a talented group of players hoping to hoist another BVAL title and make a deep North Coast Section run.

hopes for forward Miranda Nelson and guard Sheila Luangrath, both juniors. Nine of the 11 players on the Heritage team played for coach Lexy Tamony a season ago. “We’re working hard, but it’s a work in progress,” Swan said. “It’s hard to gauge what we’re going to be like. On paper it looks good. We’ve got a lot of work to do and more reps to put in. Hopefully it clicks earlier rather than later.”

Liberty One school that hasn’t undergone much change is Liberty. Debbi Weil leads a team that graduated only three players from a season ago. The Lions finished the regular season 16-11 (6-4 BVAL) and like Heritage and Deer Valley, qualified for the playoffs. Liberty gets most of its scoring from senior center Bernadette Fong, a “matchup horror,” according to Deer Valley’s Hurtado. Fong’s size and strength makes her extremely difficult to stop when she’s given time to set up. The Lions aren’t exactly lost without Fong. While she’s their leading scorer and rebounder, their roster boasts eight seniors – including guard Shaunike Lee and forward Megan Carvajal. Liberty is taking dead aim on a return trip to postseason play.

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Another new coach in the league is Heritage’s Dan Swan. Like Hurtado, he’s the third coach in three seasons and taking over a team with great expectations. Swan inherits a squad that finished 17-10 last season (6-4 BVAL). As sophomores last season, point guard Erin Asher and center Sabrina Engelstad accounted for much of the Patriots’ offense. Swan expects the same this season, but also has high

The 2010-11 Pirates were one of four BVAL teams that qualified for the NCS playoffs. Like the other three, Pittsburg lost little of its punch. Last season, Pittsburg compiled a mediocre 13-14 overall record – but went 6-4 against league foes. One of the Pirates’ key returning players is senior Myeshia see Dominance page 7B

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went 16-11 (6-4 BVAL). However, Heritage ďŹ elds an exciting crop of new players. Cruickshank looks to seniors Josh Ned (forward), Wayne Englestad (forward) and Jake Trammell (center) to provide leadership. Ned can play all over the court, while Englestad and Trammell will be Heritage’s big bodies in the paint. While they’re still getting accustomed to Cruickshank’s system, the Patriots should have some talented new athletes to complement the seniors. George Johnson, a junior guard, transferred to Heritage from De La Salle. Shon Briggs, a 6-6 sophomore, could be a force inside, but also has the touch to shoot outside the key. Guards Aaron Berry (sophomore), Pierre Carter (junior) and Bryce Nicolicchia (senior) will likely also play some vital minutes for the Patriots. “We’re trying to get to learn each other and know each other a bit,â€? Cruickshank said. “These guys have listened and they are picking things up a lot quicker than I have seen in the past.â€?

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The Wolverines, who shared the BVAL crown with their crosstown rivals, look poised for another strong year. Deer Valley returns several key players from last year’s team, such as senior guards Dylan Williams and Olajuwon Garner, junior guard Kendall Smith, senior forward Noah LaBonte and junior center Marcus Lee. Last season, Deer Valley amassed a 21-7 overall record (8-2 BVAL). “We’re a work in progress, but we’re going to be OK,� Wolverines head coach LeChet Phillips said. “This year, it should be a more fun team. I like the makeup of our group, the camaraderie. They’re pulling for each other to do well.� Phillips likes his team’s speed and the caliber of Deer Valley’s shooters, but they’ll be working on defense in preparation for the league schedule, which starts Jan. 13. The Wolverines will be aided by some fresh faces. The Webster brothers – sophomore guards Nsimba and Nzuzi – will pick up the basketball after a season on the gridiron. Phillips is also excited to see what junior forwards Robert Bershell and Kenny Robinson can provide.

Freedom Falcons head coach Drew Torres is hoping Freedom’s solid chemistry and depth will produce more wins this season than last. Torres is enamored by the team, led by players such as junior forward Ramiro Contreras, junior guard James O’Neal and senior guard Jalani Hardaway. Senior guard Jehiah Gennaro and forward

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Michael Gardner will also provide valuable leadership. Last season, Freedom finished 14-12 (5-5 BVAL). Torres noted that sophomore forward Elliot Smith has been one of the Falcons’ vocal leaders. Freedom will be bolstered by key additions from the junior varsity squad, namely juniors Sam Bide and Tim Jordan. Torres said Bide could’ve made the varsity team last year, and Jordan will bring plenty of energy to the Falcons. “Where we’re at right now is way further ahead of any other teams that we’ve had here in the past,” Torres said. “This is the best chemistry we’ve had. Our leaders have bought in 100 percent.”

Ward, who at 6 feet, 2 inches is one of the few players in the league who can match Fong’s size and strength. Also returning is 5-10 Keisha Ward, who averaged better than 14 points and eight rebounds per contest as a junior. Keisha and Myeshia give the Pirates a formidable inside duo.

Antioch Head coach Ventura Armenta returns an Antioch team that went 7-20 and 2-8 in BVAL play. The only league opponent the Panthers managed to beat – twice – was Freedom. Armenta likes to run the floor, a dramatic contrast to most league teams except Deer Valley. But the Panthers know that to compete in the BVAL, they must rely on up-tempo play

and keep the game out of the paint. The Panthers return sophomore Maranne Johnson, a second-team all-BVAL athlete last season.

Freedom In Albert Nunez’s first year as head coach at Freedom, the Falcons didn’t win a single league game, finishing 6-21 overall and 0-10 against BVAL teams. The good news for Freedom is that the current roster learned from last year’s experience. Several players return from the previous squad and are motivated to improve. Freshman guard Bria Greenhouse is the only underclassman on a team dominated by seniors and juniors. One of those, junior Elsa Ross, was the team’s leading scorer a season ago.

Liberty According to Liberty head coach Jon Heinz, this year’s Lions squad is the most talented he’s seen in five years at the school. As the program lost only one senior starter from last season, most of Liberty’s core remains intact. Heinz is encouraged by his team’s successful off-season, reflected in a 6-1 record at a summer tournament at De La Salle. Returning are key players such as junior guard Brandon White, a second-team allleague selection who averaged 16 points per game in 2010. Darren Meeks, a senior, will start at forward for the third year. Seniors Darius Brown (forward), Francisco Cortez (guard) and Dwayne Burns (guard) also look to improve on last season, when Liberty finished 11-15 (2-8 BVAL). “A lot of times, that experience gets you over the top,” Heinz said. “This team has definitely been battle-tested. We’ve had a great spring and summer with them.” Senior guard Juwan Blakely, who transferred from Pittsburg, should make a solid contribution. Heinz also sees big things from 6-8 sophomore forward Jonathan Galloway.

Pittsburg New head coach Ryan Lloyd, formerly of the Foothill Falcons, will lead a Pirates team hoping for some more wins. Last year, they finished 5-18 (1-9 BVAL). Pittsburg last season fielded a team full of upperclassmen, and only four seniors, so some seasoned athletes will be returning. Senior guard Randal Gory, a team captain in 2010, is coming off an all-league honorable-mention season. The Pirates will also draw on the talents of senior guard Terrance Barnes, who earlier this year set the season receiving record for Pittsburg’s football team. But Lloyd doesn’t want the attention to focus on any one player. All the Pirates will have a chance to see key minutes. “I’m excited to get started and have a fresh start,” Lloyd said. “We’re going to play everybody – throw everybody in there.” Lloyd said the season’s success would likely be determined by Pittsburg’s defense. He noted that if the Pirates defend well, they might enjoy some more victories this year. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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believes Lee will grow even taller before his time at Deer Valley ends. Still, Lee is more than just a good basketball player. He’s also a strong middle blocker on Deer Valley’s volleyball team, which finished second in the North Coast Section playoffs last season. Beyond athletics, Lee works hard to make an impact at Deer Valley. “He plays volleyball; he’s been in leadership,” Phillips said. “He’s a good student. He tries to be involved with everyone on campus. Marcus is just a fun-loving, teenage kid trying to have as much fun as possible. That’s not bad at all.” On the court, Lee has the ball handling skills and range as a shooter to play point guard. His size makes him a natural inside presence, and when double-teamed, his ability to see the rest of the floor, communicate with his teammates and find the open man are huge assets. Phillips described Lee as selfless, sometimes to a fault. While he’s is a strong passer, his coach feels that sometimes he looks to pass when a shot is the better play. According to Lee’s friend and senior forward Noah LaBonte, “I’ve known Marcus since freshman year; met him through basketball. He’s a really nice person and kind. Really easy to go up and talk to.” While Lee’s been playing basketball

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OBITUARY Rev. Derek Miller, Sr. Rev. Derek Miller, Sr. passed away Nov. 28 following a long illness. The East County resident had a lengthy career that included working as a teacher and vice principal in the Pittsburg Unified School District. He was a basketball coach and minister of music at Lighthouse Christian Center in Pittsburg, where he also served as a multi-cultural pastor. As an ordained minister he served at Pittsburg’s First Baptist Church and St. Mark’s Baptist Church.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 5 CITY OF BRENTWOOD, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA Annexation #3 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 25, 2011, the City of Brentwood (the “City”) duly adopted Resolution No. 2011-152 (the “Resolution of Intention”) wherein it declared its intention to Annex Territory to Community Facilities District No. 5, and the City Council determined, under and pursuant to the terms and provisions of the “Community Facilities Act of 1982,” being Chapter 2.5, Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code of the State of California (the “Act”), that the public convenience and necessity require that it commence proceedings to annex certain territory (the “Territory”) to Community Facilities District No. 5, City of Brentwood, County of Contra Costa, State of California (“CFD No. 5”). 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No 5 or the levying of special taxes of CFD No. 5 within the Territory or on any other matters set forth in the Resolution of Intention will be heard and considered. Any protests to the foregoing may be made orally or in writing by any such interested persons or taxpayers, except that any protests pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of such proceedings shall be in writing and shall clearly set forth the irregularities and defects to which the objection is made; and the City Council may waive any irregularities in the form or content of any written protest and at such public hearing may correct minor defects in such proceedings. All written protests shall be filed with the City Clerk on or before the time fixed for such public hearing, and any written protest may be withdrawn in writing at any time before the conclusion of such public hearing. The Act provides that if 50 percent or more of the registered voters or six (6) registered voters, which ever is more, residing within the existing CFD No. 5, or if 50 percent or more of the registered voters or six (6) registered voters, which ever is more, residing within the Territory, or if the owners of one- half (1/2) or more of the area of land within the existing CFD No. 5, or if the owners of one-half (1/2) or more of the area of land within the Territory, file written protests against the proposed annexation of the Territory to CFD No. 5 and such protests are not withdrawn so as to reduce the protests to less than a majority, then no further proceedings to annex the Territory to or CFD No. 5 as proposed in these Resolutions of Intention shall be undertaken for a period of one (1) year from the date of the decision by the City Council on the issues discussed at such public hearing. At the conclusion of such public hearing, the City Council may abandon the proceedings to annex the Territory to CFD No. 5, or may, after passing upon all protests, determine to proceed to call an election to submit to the qualified electors of the Territory the question of annexing the Territory to CFD No. 5 and authorizing the levy of special taxes of CFD No. 5 within the Territory; and if the City Council determines at the conclusion of such public hearing to call such an election, the voting procedure at such election shall be by landowners in the Territory voting in accordance with the Act. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that such public hearing may be continued from time to time, but shall be completed within thirty (30) days. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the Resolution of Intention and a copy of CFD No. 5 Annexation #3 Boundary Map showing the boundaries of the Territory are on file with the City Clerk at 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513, and are available for review there during business hours by any interested persons. Questions should be directed to the City of Brentwood Public Works Department-Engineering, telephone (925) 516-5420. CITY OF BRENTWOOD /s/ Balwinder S. Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer; Dated: December 2, 2011Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO FORM LANDSCAPE & LIGHTING ASSESSMENT DISTRICT No. 11-1 (North Brentwood Boulevard) FISCAL YEAR 2011/12 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on December 13, 2011 hold a public hearing on the following matter: Accept public comments, questions and action by the City Council on the Formation of Landscape and Lighting Assessment District No.11-1 (North Brentwood Boulevard) Fiscal Year 2011/12 Final Engineer’s Report Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Information

regarding the Formation of Landscape and Lighting Assessment District No.111 (North Brentwood Boulevard) Fiscal Year 2011/12 Final Engineer’s Report may be obtained from the Engineering Department, City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5420. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council, at or prior to, the public hearing. CITY OF BRENTWOOD /s/ Margaret Wimberly, CMC, City Clerk; Dated: December 2, 2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 2, 2011.

Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): anthony Frye 3089 Shiles Loop, 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 11/15/11. Signature of registrant: Anthony Frye. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 16, 2011 by Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 11/16/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007577-00 The name of the business (es): Well Connected Located at: 1200 Smith Lane In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brandon Hunter McKinney 1200 Smith Lane Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Brandon McKinney This statement was filed with J. Odegaard, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 11/17/11 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 11/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006810- 00 The name of the business (es): Cheetahs Track Club, East County Cheetahs Located at: 1840 Taylor Road In: Bethel Is, CA 94511, Mailing: Post Office Box 1161, Bethel Is, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cris Houston and Charlotte Sneed 1840 Taylor Rd, Bethel Is, CA 94511. This business is conducted by: an Unincorporated Association-other than a Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/19/2011. Signature of registrant: Cris Houston. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 12, 2011 H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 10/12/2016. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11, 14, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006958- 00 The name of the business (es): Lads Consulting Service LLC Located at:5442 Gold Creek Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lads Consulting Service LLC 5442 Gold Creek Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Laurie DanielSmith, manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 18, 2011 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 10/18/16. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007022- 00 The name of the business (es): 1)Piano and Voice, 2)Voice and Piano, 3)Piano-NVoice, 4)Voice-n-Piano Located at: 1904 Sofia Ct In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Senya Borrelli and Steve Borrelli 1904 Sofia Ct, 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: Senya Borrelli. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: OCT 21, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 10/21/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007289- 00 The name of the business (es): American Fire Protection, Inc Located at: 156 Moss Hollow Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): American Fire Protection, Inc. 156 Moss Hollow CT., 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: Charles Trippi. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 03, 2011 By L. Barajas, Deputy Expires 11/3/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11,18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F0007313- 00 The name of the business (es): Dolce Vita Treats Located at: 3101 Balfour Rd., Suite F In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: 3693 Otter Brook Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lisa Santos 3693 Otter Brook Loop, 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: Lisa M. Santos. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 04, 2011 By P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires 11/4/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11,18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007239- 00 The name of the business (es): True Visions Located at: 5341 Emerald Ct In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Donald LaFlamme 5341 Emerald Ct, 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: Donald LaFlamme. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 01, 2011 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 11/1/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011.

change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/10/12 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: 11/14/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007611- 00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Volleyball Club Located at: 4054 Pier Pt. In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leslie Ann Dixon 4054 Pier Pt. 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 11/16/11. Signature of registrant: Leslie Dixon. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 18, 2011 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy Expires 11/18/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 9, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $549,999.69. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: 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; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 14, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 927111988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 949244 PUB: 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007675-00 The name of the business (es): GLOBAL TELECOM BROKERS Located at: 5100 VISTA GRAND DR #1315 ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): FERDINAND JAUGAN 5100 VISTA GRAND DR #1315 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 11/22/11. Signature of registrant: FERDINAND JAUGAN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 22, 2011 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 11/22/16 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007209- 00 The name of the business (es): DEEPLINE GROUP Located at: 1525 Rampart Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nnamdi Onwuzulike 1525 Rampart Way, 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 10/31/2011. Signature of registrant: Nnamdi Onwuzulike. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 31, 2011 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 10/31/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11,18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and the provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on 12/09/11 @ 10:00 A.M. personal property including but not limited to: luggage, office equipment, power tools, construction saws, TV’s, scooters, electric toy car, rocking chairs, computer and stereo equipment, exercise equipment, refrigerator, washer, dryer, fishing poles, bar stools, curio cabinets, and truck bed cover. &/or other general household & small business items located at: ACORN II SELF STORAGE LLC, 6900 LONE TREE WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 (925) 240-5000 Name 1. Valerie Balanza . Ronald H. Evans 3. Brandon Dumlao 4. Vanessa McGaugh 5. Alisa Mixon 6. Phyllis Graham 7. Micaela McCarty 8. Rich Schoppmeyer Dates Published: 11/25/11 and 12/02/11. J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond #183-62-32 (916)7764202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 25 and December 2, 2011.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0007472-00 The name of the business (es): the Art Bus Located at: 1291 Babcock Ct In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Allison Quaintance 1291 Babcock Ct Brentwood, CA 94513 2) Steve Donaldson 3968 South Coral Ct Discovery Bay, Ca 94505. 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: Allison K. Quaintance This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 11/14/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 11/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Disco Bay Auto & Boat Detailing at: 6330 Brentwood Blvd., In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on Feb 22, 2011 under file number F-0001251-00. Jim E. Lagasca, 4231 Orwood Road Brentwood, CA 94513. This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Jim E. Lagasca This statement was filed with the S.L.Weir, County Clerk, Contra Costa County by c Dias, Deputy on: NOV 04, 2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007399- 00. The name of the business (es): ALADINO’S PIZZA BRENTWOOD Located at: 4411 Balfour Road Ste A In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Hardev Singh and Gurvinder Kaur 2418 Tamalpais Ct., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: HARDEV SINGH This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 08, 2011 by D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 11/8/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007527-00 The name of the business (es): El Gallito Drive In Located at: 8540 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maria Teresa Borrayo 8540 Brentwood Blvd. 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: Maria T. Borrayo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 11/15/11 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 11/15/16. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007574-00 The name of the business (es): BASKETS BY CYNTHIA Located at: 233 UPTON PYNE DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cynthia Wagner and James Wagner 233 Upton Pyne Drive, 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: Cynthia Wagner and James Wagner. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 17, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 11/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007678- 00 The name of the business (es): AINET 57 MARKETING Located at: 348 MYRTLE LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MICHAEL DAVID 348 MYRTLE LANE, 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 11/22/11. Signature of registrant: MICHAEL DAVID This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 22, 2011 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 11/22/16 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007547- 00 The name of the business (es): 1.) MICROBREW MUSIC, 2.) MICROBREW RECORDS Located at: 3130 Balfour Road, Ste D. #204 In: Brentwood, CA, 94513,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007024- 00 The name of the business (es): WEST COAST WHIPS Located at: 1669 Willow Lake Road In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Johnathon Parker 1985 Edgeview Dr 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 . Signature of registrant: John Parker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 21, 2011 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/21/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9 and16, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007661-00 The name of the business (es): Garcia Customs Located at: 6330 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Enrique Garcia 1473 Swallow Tail Lane Manteca, Ca 95337 2) Jim E. Lagasca 4231 Orwood Rd Brentwood Ca 94513 This business is conducted by: CoPartners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/21/11. Signature of registrant: Enrique Garcia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 11/21/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 11/21/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007053- 00 The name of the business (es): Floor Tech’s Located at: 1564 Willow lake rd In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Edward Mosier1564 Willow lake rd 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 . Signature of registrant: Dvid Mosier This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 24, 2011 Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/24/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007141- 00 The name of the business (es): Menchies Located at: 2530 Sand Creek Rd B2 In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Growe Inc 2530 Sand Creek Rd B2, 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: Susan Rowe-Gralnick, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: OCT 27, 2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 10/27/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007200- 00 The name of the business (es): LAWNMASTER Located at: 50 Jubilee Place In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Hawkridge 50 Jubilee Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/17/09. Signature of registrant: David Hawkridge. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 31, 2011 By L. Barajas, Deputy Expires 10/31/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007676-00 The name of the business (es): ISS 369 MARKETING Located at: 5117 MARITA DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): CATHERINE MANALILI 5117 MARITA 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 11/22/11. Signature of registrant: CATHERINE MANALILI This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 2/22/05 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 11/22/16 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Heather Anne Harrington SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Heather Anne Harrington FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1842 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Heather Anne Harrington to Proposed Name: Heather Anne Harrington Tiraschi 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007432- 00 The name of the business (es): Garman Recycling Located at: 1887 St. Michaels Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Carlos Garrido 1887 St. Michaels Way, 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 10-111. Signature of registrant: Juan Carlos Garrido. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 09, 2011 by Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 11-09-16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007677- 00 The name of the business (es): TBG82 MARKETING Located at: 3804 OSPREY DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TONI GUNDAYAO 3804 OSPREY DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/22/2011. Signature of registrant: TONI GUNDAYAO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 22, 2011 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 11/22/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007188- 00 The name of the business (es): All American Trucking Located at: 4384 Sandmound Blvd, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): M.Kathryn All and Guy M. All. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/26/11. Signature of registrant: M. Kathryn All, Owner. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 28, 2011 By Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/26/11 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007520-00 The name of the business (es): Sunshine Catering Company Located at: 2301 B-Manzanita Way, Antioch, Ca 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Victoria Lynn Hanson. 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: Victoria Hanson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 15, 201 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 11/15/16. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007412- 00 The name of the business (es): 680 Limosine Located at: 4936 Lefebure Way In: Antioch, CA, 94531, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gurcharanjit Kaur. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/8/11. Signature of registrant: Gurcharanjit Kaur. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: NOV 08, 2011 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 11/8/16 Antioch Press No.06-1617 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007550- 00 The name of the business (es): Joseph C. Borges Trucking Located at: 3130 Byer Rd In: Byron, CA, 94514, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph C Borges and Patricia Borges 3130 Byer Rd Byron, CA 94514. 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: Joseph C Borges This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 16, 2011 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 11/16/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007168- 00 The name of the business (es): CX WARRIOR WEAR Located at: 330 W. Ruby St., In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Theodore (Ted) Paul Bell, 330 W. Ruby St., 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 10/28/2011. Signature of registrant: Ted Bell. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: OCT 28, 2011 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/28/16. Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0079309 Title Order No. 110063356 Investor/Insurer No. 872077796 APN No. 037-480- 034-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/09/2007. 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 MICHAEL K. RICHESON AND ROCHELLE RICHESON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/09/2007 and recorded 7/19/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0208469-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/16/2011 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: 11 BLUE HERON 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 $482,710.69. 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: 11/20/2011 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# 4127957 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H530697 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0031249212 /PRESSLER Investor No: 0001345517 Min No: 10013770000083648-5 AP #1: 066-189- 013 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: KURT PRESSLER, DENISE PRESSLER Recorded June 30, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-0207127- 00 in Book --- Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 16, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-164171 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JUNE 28, 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. 112 - 118 WEST 10TH STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-445092-LL Order #: 828142 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/17/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): AMELIA CALPITO AND OSCAR CALPITO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/29/2003 as Instrument No. 20030535436-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/9/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $287,827.94 The purported property address is: 5025 SUNDANCE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 055- 200065 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ 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 holders right’s 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. IDSPub #0014637 11/18/2011 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1337017-02 APN: 051- 380-0276 TRA: 01-002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5902 REF: Jeffrey, Jason M IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 18, 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 December 22, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 08, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0227371-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Jason M. Jeffrey, 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: 2709 Coffee Tree Way 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 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: $261,804.66. 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. 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: November 23, 2011. (R-396454 12/02/11, 12/09/11, 12/16/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0063 TSG Order No.: 110395659-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 010-500-0095 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/19/2005. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 01/28/2005 as Document Number 2005- 0031818-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: Robert Raymond Thornton, a married man, as Trustor, World Savings Bank, FSB, its successors and/or assignees as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: December 8, 2011 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 597 Toscanna CT, Brentwood, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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, towit: $514,226.97 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 08/10/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 Trustee 11/11/11 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 279901, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11 Brentwood Press 02-1273 Publish Dates November 18, 25, December 2, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-460473-AL Order #: 110367892-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/23/2005. 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): JAMES W. HARROLD AND CAROLINE S. HARROLD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0067855-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/9/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $277,543.04 The purported property address is: 1595 REGENT DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010- 630-045-2 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866-450- 3172 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ 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 holders right’s 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. IDSPub #0014862 11/18/2011 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331355-02 APN: 067- 271-0068 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7318 REF: Montgomery, Felecia IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 28, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 22, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 09, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0145504-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Felecia R Montgomery, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 224 Lawton St Antioch CA 94509- 3704 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: $413,570.21. 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 Elec-

tion to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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: November 18, 2011. (R-397731 12/02/11, 12/09/11, 12/16/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

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: 3756 Daniel Dr Oakley CA 94561-4612 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: $455,834.39. 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. 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: November 28, 2011. (R-396742 12/02/11, 12/09/11, 12/16/11) Oakley Press 03-0477 Publish Dates December 2, 9, 16, 2011

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): WILLIAM THOMAS HAGGARD AND JENNIFER MARIE HAGGARD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/16/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0190895-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/9/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $445,918.22 The purported property address is: 2804 BELLWORT COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-213-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ 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 holders right’s 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. IDSPub #0014787 11/18/2011 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-454066-LL Order #: 110318875-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/6/2007. 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): ALEM SHAH NADER AND SHAZIA NADER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/19/2007 as Instrument No. 20070114331-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/9/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,171.78 The purported property address is: 2731 MAYFLOWER DRIVE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-111-008-0 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s

sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ 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 holders right’s 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. IDSPub #0014428 11/18/2011 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0070616 Title Order No. 11-0057569 Investor/Insurer No. 1698314097 APN No. 032- 351-070-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by KENNETH FERRANTE AND DIANA FERRANTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND HORACE FERRANTE AND LINDA FERRANTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/15/2005 and recorded 3/29/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0105702-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 3469 WELLS RD, OAKLEY, CA, 945615007. 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 $288,470.79. 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: 11/09/2011 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# FNMA4119973 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007585- 00 The name of the business (es): CHINA GARDEN RESTAURANT Located at: 8610 Brentwood Blvd. #G In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Ya Ling Liang 327 E. Jefferson St., Stockton, CA 95206 and 2. Xiang Yang Wu 5343 Lyle Ave., Stockton, CA 95210. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/17/11. Signature of registrant: Ya Ling Liang, Xiang y Wu. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: NOV 17, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 11/17/16. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Brenda Lou Hollister SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Brenda Lou Hollister FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1724 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Brenda Lou Hollister filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brenda Lou Hollister, b. B. Mikki Hollister, c. B. Mikki Thompson, d. B. Mikki Thompson-Hollister, e. Brenda Lou Mason to Proposed Name: B. Mikki Jeanes 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: 1/19/12 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: 11/22/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: CHENCHUN ALICE LIN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: CHEN-CHUN ALICE LIN FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1752 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: CHEN-CHUN ALICE LIN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Chen- Chun Alice Lin, aka Chen- Chun Lin, aka Alice Lin to Proposed Name: Alice Zenjun Chen 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: 12-8-11 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: 11/3/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Hao-Wei Liu SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Hao-Wei Liu FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1814 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Hao-Wei Liu filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Hao-Wei Liu to Proposed Name: Howard HaoWei Liu 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: 1/12/12 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: 11/10/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1337172-02 APN: 034- 300-0832 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6224 REF: Honaker, Bruce IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 09, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 22, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 18, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0017207-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Bruce Honaker, 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mohammadsaboor Aziz SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Mohammadsaboor Aziz FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1678 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Mohammadsaboor Aziz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mohammadsaboor Aziz b.Mohammad Saboor to Proposed Name: Saboor Amar Aziz 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: 2-28-12 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: 1/31/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Patricia Gail Chesler aka P Gail Chesler SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Patricia Gail Chesler aka P Gail Chesler FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1716 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Patricia Gail Chesler aka P Gail Chesler filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Patricia Gail Chesler aka P Gail Chesler to Proposed Name: P Gail Chesler 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: 12-13-11 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: 11/4/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-458071-LL Order #: 899563 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/31/2006. 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100036410 Loan No 7441851227 Insurer No.YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: *- DAWNINE ROBERTS*, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 08/04/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0247146-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 12/13/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 1821 GAMAY DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 035-533-005-1 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $189,675.68, 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. Date: 11/16/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 915043120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4128696 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100036714 Loan No 0601665716 Insurer No. 1702238170 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JULIE A. EVERHART AND GREGORY L. EVERHART, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 09/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0302336-00 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California Date of Sale: 12/27/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 163 CENTURY WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 033-316-001-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $320,936.81, 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. Date: 11/28/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# FNMA4138187 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # - 2011-11384 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/30/2005. 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 as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or

implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ERNESTO DEL PINO, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC Recorded 9/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0341632-00 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as - -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 12/28/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St., entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court St. (Corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $403,609.75 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4652 Bayside Way, Oakley, CA 94561-0000 A.P.N.: 035-730037 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 11/18/2011 WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210, Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www. altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 240-3530 ___________ _______________ Tunisha Jennings, Trustee Sale Assistant. Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM EMILE MCKINNEY, ET AL, RECORDED JULY 1, 1988, BOOK 14430, PAGE 684, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2) ONEHALF OF ALL GAS, OIL AND OTHER HYDROCARBON PRODUCTS UPON THE LANDS HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED, WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS THERETO AND THEREFROM FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTRACTION THEREOF, WITH THE RIGHT TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PIPE LINES AND OTHER IMPROVEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTRACTING SAID OIL, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM C.C OLNEY RECORDED SEPTEMBER 11, 1944, IN BOOK 795 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 350. ALL SURFACE RIGHTS OF ENTRY TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET WERE RELEASED BY QUITCLAIM DEED FROM GRACE MUMA, ET AL, HEIRS OF C.C OLNEY, DECEASED, TO ROSA BALDOCCHI, ET AL, RECORDED JUNE 27, 1975, BOOK 7550, PAGE 933, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. 3) ONE-HALF OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PART OR PORTION OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED, LYING MORE THAN 500 FEET (500) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN 500 FEET (500) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LANDS WITHIN 500 FEET (500) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROSA BALDOCCHI, RECORDED JUNE 27, 1975, BOOK 7550, PAGE 934, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $559,591.71 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 20 BROOKS COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-360- 045-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-24-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4135200 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA09003420- 11-1 APN 037-232-011 Title Order No. 53001665 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 13, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 20, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 1, 2003, as Instrument No. 2003- 0577760-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by DAVID W. CAMPBELL, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 115 ALMADEN 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 made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $86,644.80 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: November 11, 2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900342011-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4136419 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-464545-LL Order #: 110398398-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/5/2008. 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 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): WAYNE E. BURGESS AND KAREN L. BURGESS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/13/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0054370- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/16/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $353,593.26 The purported property address is: 2621 POINT LOBOS CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-112- 013-7 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, N.A. 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line:

714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.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 holders 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. IDSPub #0015472 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 12/9/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 2011.

2157 MEGAN DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $256,873.86 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: November 10, 2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09005222-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4135723 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011 Oakley Press 030477 Publish Dates November 18, 25, December 2, 2011

not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866-450- 3172 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 holders 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. IDSPub #0015415 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 12/9/2011 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish Dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 752289CA Loan No. 1715009570 Title Order No. 110426130CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-24-2005. 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 12-23- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-012005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2005- 0196079-00, , and Re-recorded on 06-01-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-196079 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ROBERT N BEDNAR, KELLY BEDNAR, HUSBAND & WIFE, as Trustor, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 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 45, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7630, FILED MARCH 22, 2001, MAP BOOK 429, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1) ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PART OR 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 OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND 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 LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LANDS WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004834 Title Order No.: 110432587 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/06/2008. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/14/2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0031455-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DONALD ROBERT RASMUSSEN, 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: 12/22/2011 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: 235 SPINDRIFT CT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-600-027-3 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 $251,631.48. 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: 11/25/2011 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# 4138538 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA09005222- 11-1 APN 041-120-030 Title Order No. 53002349 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 21, 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 December 13, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 1, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0032158-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by BYRON DOUGLAS WALKLEY AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-463866-AL Order #: 110393828-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/30/2005. 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): DEBORAH A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND AND LAWNY-RAY A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 7/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0277666-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/16/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $344,218.14 The purported property address is: 3306 G STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071- 333-004-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to CitiMortgage, Inc. 6400 Las Colinas Blvd MS- CC3-53 Foreclosure Irving TX 75039. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-462539-LL Order #: 110382764-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. 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): LYN N JEFFERSON, AND SORVOR JEFFERSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 4/5/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0099177-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/16/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $388,383.22 The purported property address is: 5112 HOMESTEAD CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056- 210-064-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ 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 holders right’s 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. IDSPub #0015364 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 12/9/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: November 25, December 2, 9, 2011.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0028020 Title Order No. 110021459 Investor/Insurer No. 1696493985 APN No. 035- 115-002-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/23/2004. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ARTURO MORALES, AND LUCINA MORALES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/23/2004 and recorded 8/4/2004, as Instrument No. 2004- 0300845-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/12/2011 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: 119 WEST RUBY STREET, 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 $254,401.57. 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: 08/11/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 ASAP#FNMA4135471 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

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: 07/15/2011 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# FNMA4134141 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0038646 Title Order No. 110030560 Investor/Insurer No. 1704940571 APN No. 088- 521-042-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/04/2007. 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 MICHAEL B MENDOZA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/04/2007 and recorded 9/10/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0255090-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 60 XENA COURT, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $378,032.13. 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: 08/11/2011 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# FNMA4134142 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011 Oakley Press 03-0477 Publish Dates November 18, 25, December 2, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0055321 Title Order No. 11-0046059 Investor/Insurer No. 1698784140 APN No. 034- 290-047-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/10/2005. 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 ORLANDO G. CASTRENCE AND KRISTINA M. CASTRENCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/10/2005 and recorded 6/16/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0218770-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 713 FRAZIER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $360,243.65. It is possible

that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/12/2011 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# FNMA4134138 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0064484 Title Order No. 11-0051190 Investor/Insurer No. 1707553148 APN No. 033- 430-004-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/16/2008. 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 ABDUL H TUKHI, dated 07/16/2008 and recorded 7/25/2008, as Instrument No. 2008- 0165074-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/29/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 23 RENOIR 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 $309,702.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/30/2011 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# FNMA4119882 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0066059 Title Order No. 110053255 Investor/Insurer No. 1703479244 APN No. 035- 345-001-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/23/2007. 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 MATTHEW SWITZER, A SINGLE MAN, dated 03/23/2007 and recorded 4/2/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0094636-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/29/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 900 RHINE 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 $359,557.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/03/2011 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# FNMA4119933 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-256814-C Loan No 0601679532 Insurer No. 1702284292 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: CHARLES EDWARD POWERS AND HIROKO POWERS, HUSBAND & WIFE/JOINT TENANTS Recorded 10/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0330612- 00 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 12/13/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 670 MOCKINGBIRD LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 033- 290-018-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $268,625.77, 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. Date: 11/09/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# FNMA4123653 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0067036 Title Order No. 110053885 Investor/Insurer No. 1703144831 APN No. 037- 122-007-0YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by VICTORIANO R. VARELA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 02/01/2007 and recorded 2/8/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0039067-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 1856 SANTA FE STREET, 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 $371,283.07. 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: 11/04/2011 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# FNMA4119954 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0016389 11/25/2011 12/2/2011 12/9/2011 Antioch Press 06-1617 Publish Date November 25, December 2, 9, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0086969 Title Order No. 110070168 Investor/Insurer No. 871711684 APN No. 033-440- 004-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2006. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DEBBIE RENA REYNOLDS, dated 12/14/2006 and recorded 1/2/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0000373-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2011 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: 1306 TUOLUMNE 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 $547,281.78. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/01/2011 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# 4129837 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0074104 Title Order No. 110059970 Investor/Insurer No. 117398995 APN No. 037-480- 031-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/03/2006. 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 PATRICIA ZUNIGA, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 02/03/2006 and recorded 2/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0054455-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/09/2011 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: 41 BLUE HERON 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 $584,734.11. 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: 11/17/2011 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# 4122692 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0031212 Title Order No. 110024572 Investor/Insurer No. 1702236654 APN No. 095- 292-001-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MIGUEL ZAVALA, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/12/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0298992-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 285 FRIGATE COURT, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $271,901.17. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-425520-TC Order #: 110084193-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/10/2007. 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): PICHIT OUPAHAT, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 5/18/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0146687-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/29/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $273,120.51 The purported property address is: 2725 DOLORES ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071- 031-024-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the 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: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ 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 holders right’s 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0063925 Title Order No. 11-0050808 Investor/Insurer No. 1705237875 APN No. 037- 302-014-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/22/2007. 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 MELODY A WHITEHEAD, AND MARC S WHITEHEAD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 10/22/2007 and recorded 11/5/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0308058-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 821 SOUVERAIN CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945613057. 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 $257,984.85. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/27/2011 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# FNMA4134139 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Neil Satoru Yamagata 319 Yale Avenue Kensington, CA 94708 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Neil Satoru Yamagata FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER CASE NUMBER: N11-1785 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Neil Satoru Yamagata has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: Olivia Oyama 2. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender from male to female and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. 3. 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: 1/9/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 4. 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: 11/4/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2011.


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SPOTLIGHT Gluten-free lifestyle explored “Now What? I have to be Gluten Free!” is a free class taught by Dr. Margaret Stahler on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Liberty Adult Education building’s room 24, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. The class explores the glutenfree diet, what you can eat, special products, how to cook them and what to do when eating out. Barbara Guise, owner of Health Hut, carries many gluten-free food products at her store and will provide samples to taste and items for sale. Attendees are invited to share a gluten-free tip and follow up on their health concerns by making an appointment to see Stahler in her naturopathic medicine practice. The event also features a drawing for a gift certificate. The event is co-sponsored by Madrona Naturopathic Healthcare and the Health Hut. For information, call 925-634-5361.

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Small businesses bend Assembly candidate’s ear Businesses in downtown Brentwood took advantage of Small Business Saturday to let a State Assembly hopeful know what was on their minds. Oakley Mayor and Assembly candidate Jim Frazier spent Nov. 26 listening to ideas to help local small businesses survive in these tough economic times. “I asked one important question to the small business owners I met and talked with: what can the state do to help you stay alive through this recession?” said Frazier, an independent contractor and a small business owner himself. Frazier visited a dozen or more businesses on Saturday, including Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry, MJ’s Café & Bakery, Delta Barber Shop, Catwalk Boutique, Gursky Ranch, Sunflower Antiques, Oak Street Boutique, TLCakes and others. “I heard a lot of legitimate concerns, ranging from over-regulation to the unavailability of small business loans to the need for more foot traffic downtown,” Frazier said. “The business owners I talked with were hardworking, very determined individuals who are just looking for a little support

Assembly candidate Jim Frazier listens to Cre’me dela Gem owner Donna Ross about her concerns during Small Business Saturday in downtown Brentwood. to stay afloat through the hard times.” Frazier said that if he’s fortunate enough to earn the support of voters to go to the State Assembly, he’d like to become local small business owners’ biggest advocate in Sacramento.

“Small businesses are the cornerstone of America, and they suffer the most in an economic recession,” said Frazier. “We need to put our strongest minds and our best ideas together to help small businesses survive.”

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0074674 Title Order No. 110060194 Investor/Insurer No. 7022233 APN No. 033-070- 130-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JHONNY MACHA, dated 10/16/2006 and recorded 10/24/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0340691-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/09/2011 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: 328 HILL AVENUE, 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 $550,547.97. 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: 11/16/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Can-

yon 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# 4123487 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03- 0477, Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

tion, 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: 11/18/2011 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# 4111247 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

Sale is $483,475.18. 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: 11/16/2011 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# 4116710 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

the real property described above is purported to be: 4533 WATERFORD WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $385,104.33. 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: 11/24/2011 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# 4127612 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

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: 18 PRIVET CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611828. 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 $526,291.61. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/01/2011 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# 4130986 12/02/2011, 12/09/2011, 12/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2011.

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 GAIL C. FRENCH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 01/19/2006 and recorded 1/26/2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0027612-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/13/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 4230 SALGADO AVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612321. 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 $419,366.49. 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: 08/16/2009 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# FNMA4134136 11/18/2011, 11/25/2011, 12/02/2011. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0075569 Title Order No. 11-0061001 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-373-002-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2006. 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 DANIEL O’LEARY AND JENA O’LEARY, HUSBAND AND WIFE TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 05/17/2006 and recorded 5/26/2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0166585-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/09/2011 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: 1848 SAUTERNE 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 $494,821.76. 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’’ condi-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0075032 Title Order No. 110060697 Investor/Insurer No. 11735394 APN No. 035-740- 055-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/23/2006. 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 LUZ NARVAEZ, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/23/2006 and recorded 11/2/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0353175-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/09/2011 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: 411 BAYVIEW DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0082967 Title Order No. 110066712 Investor/Insurer No. 114454441 APN No. 035-740- 005-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. 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 JENNIFER FOTI, dated 09/23/2005 and recorded 9/30/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0373341-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2011 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0083554 Title Order No. 110067095 Investor/Insurer No. 7022625 APN No. 034-480- 005-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/26/2007. 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 NAHEED KHAN AND TOJ M KHAN, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/26/2007 and recorded 9/28/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0272963-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2011 at 10:00AM, At the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0064357 Title Order No. 09-8189482 Investor/Insurer No. 1700598302 APN No. 035- 473-001-2YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Nov. 14, 12:42 p.m. A worker performing maintenance at a park on Garin Parkway found a bullet lodged in one of the play structures. Nov. 14, 2:09 p.m. An unidentified person dumped a mattress on Minnesota Avenue at Somersby Way. Nov. 14, 2:41 p.m. An unidentified person stole copper wire from light poles on Caper Drive at O’Hara Avenue. Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. A subject contacted on O’Hara Avenue regarding a loitering complaint was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 14, 9:45 p.m. Two residents of Pecan Place were engaged in an argument over what to watch on TV. Nov. 15, 11 a.m. An unidentified person stole wallets from the back room of a business on Sand Creek Road by pretending to be interested in becoming a client. Nov. 15, 1:32 p.m. On Cerritos Road at Bonita Way, a subject stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road was found to be driving without a license. The driver was cited and vehicle stored. Nov. 15, 3:37 p.m. An unidentified person stole a bicycle from behind a business on Oak Street. Nov. 15, 4:01 p.m. A resident of Dover Court was at home when an unidentified person attempted to enter her residence, was discovered, and fled. Nov. 16, 5:30 a.m. An unidentified person gained entry to the garage of a residence on Solitude Way and stole a TV. Nov. 16, 9:21 a.m. An unidentified person entered the unlocked garage of a residence on Margaret Lane and stole two racing bicycles. Nov. 16, 2:35 p.m. A subject contacted on Atherton Boulevard at Sheldon Drive was found to have an outstanding no-cite warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 16, 5:11 p.m. On Balfour Road, unidentified persons displayed a firearm and forced a victim to drive to an ATM site and withdraw

LOGS money from it. The perpetrators then gave her a fake block of gold. Nov. 16, 5:56 An unidentified person gained entry to a storage facility on O’Hara Avenue at Town Centre Terrace and cut the locks from three units, stealing furniture and other items. The thieves were captured on video surveillance but remain unidentified at this time. The case is under investigation. Nov. 16, 7:53 p.m. An unidentified person used the debit card number of a resident of Sawyer Way to make online purchases. Nov. 17, 12:03 p.m. On Birch Street, two subjects found in possession of suspected marijuana on school grounds were arrested and released to family members. Nov. 17, 1:50 p.m. Two subjects caught shoplifting at a business n Lone Tree Way were arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Nov. 17, 2:51 p.m. An unidentified person stole five $10 lottery tickets from behind the counter of a business on Lone Tree Way. Nov. 17, 4:26 p.m. An unidentified person used the credit card of a resident of Minnesota Avenue to obtain merchandise. Nov. 17, 9:40 p.m. A subject discovered inside a residence on Oleander Street was found in possession of stolen goods and a dangerous weapon. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 17, 10:15 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 17, 10:21 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Empire Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Nov. 17, 11:03 p.m. On Empire Avenue at Wicklow Drive, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of suspected marijuana for sale and was driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 18, 5:47 p.m. A subject interviewed at police headquarters during a theft investigation was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. A second subject, a suspected accomplice, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Two residents of Pecan Place in Brentwood were engaged in an argument over what to watch on TV. Nov. 14, 9:45 p.m. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 18, 7:07 p.m. An unidentified person damaged the garage door of a residence on Somersby Way. Nov. 18, 11:46 p.m. A vehicle parked on Cedar Falls Avenue was towed and stored for displaying registration expired for more than six months. Nov. 19, 3:16 a.m. Officers assisted firefighters at a house fire on Sunrise Drive. A subject in the house was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Nov. 20, 12:42 a.m. On Concord Avenue, an unidentified driver struck two poles, damaged a fence, struck a perimeter wall and fled the scene. Nov. 20, 1:28 a.m. On Dainty Avenue at Walnut Boulvard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. A passenger in the vehicle was found in possession of a controlled substance and in violation of her probation. The driver was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. The passenger was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Nov. 20, 8:17 a.m. A subject text-messaged a resident of Anderson Lane in violation of a restraining order. Nov. 20, 1:36 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane, a subject seen driving several miles with two flat tires struck a parked vehicle. He was detained by a citizen on the scene, and was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest and be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 20, 6:32 p.m. A subject was detained by loss-prevention personnel at a business on Lone Tree Way for attempting to return items not paid for. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the subject was under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a hypodermic needle and suspected methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 20, 7:45 p.m. Two subjects were caught setting fire to a dumpster at an apartment complex on Sycamore Avenue. They were arrested and released to their parents on Juvenile Affidavits. Nov. 20, 11:46 p.m. A subject contacted on

Balfour Road at Hickory Drive was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Nov. 20, 11:48 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of a loaded handgun. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. 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 Nov. 14 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on East Cypress Road at Franklin Lane. Nov. 15 – An adult was reported missing from the 200 block of Tudor Court. Nov. 15 – On the 5300 block of Live Oak Avenue, a subject was arrested for trespassing. Nov. 16 – On Rutherford Lane at Vintage Parkway, a subject was arrested for reckless driving. Nov. 16 – On the 200 block of La Dunas Avenue, a subject was arrested for battery. Nov. 16 – A marine hazard was removed from the 100 block of Lauritzen Lane. Nov. 17 – On Carol Lane at Main Street, a subject was cited for driving without a license. Nov. 18 – On the 500 block of Norcross Lane and the 1000 block of Main Street, subjects were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. Nov. 18 – A vehicle parked on the 100 block of Carol Lane was stolen. Nov. 18 – On the 1000 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Nov. 18 – Domestic battery was reported on the 4700 block of Teakwood Drive. Nov. 18 – A residence on the 100 block of Kali Court was burglarized. Nov. 19 – On East Cypress Road at Picasso Drive, a subject was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Nov. 19 – Arrest warrants were served on East Acme Street at O’Hara Avenue and on East Cypress Road at Knightsen Avenue. Nov. 19 – On the 1500 block of Port Way, a subject was arrested for domestic violence. Nov. 20 – A juvenile was reported missing from the 200 block of Tudor Court.

Happy Holidays! From our family to yours we would like to invite the community to a FREE showing of “Alvin & Chipmunks :Chipwrecked”, Sunday Dec. 18th 4:30pm at CineLux Delta Cinema 641 First Street, Brentwood CA Complements of Team Durf Thank you, to all who have trusted us with their Real Estate needs. We appreciate your business and referrals. Please come early to ensure seating, seats are limited. SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Christi & Steve Durflinger

Come visit us at our new location and receive a free analysis of your buying or selling needs!

100 Cortona Way, Suite 150, Brentwood www.TeamDurf.com 925-708-0006 or Christi@TeamDurf.com

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from 2-4 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org, call 925-3259897 or e-mail diane@art4antioch.org.

Simoni Ranch Road in Oakley. For more information, visit www.eteamz.com/norcaldemons.

Family Holiday Store

The Delta Dawgs Baseball Club holds tryouts for 9U-14U on Dec. 4 at Oak Meadow Park, 180 Crawford Drive in Brentwood. For more information and tryout times, visit www. ddbaseball.com.

Excelsior Middle School Cheerleaders host a gift shop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road. Find fun, unique and personalized gifts for everyone on your list for under $10. For more information, e-mail emscfundraising@gmail.com.

Book Fair

Crab Feed

The Liberty Union High School District holds a book fair fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Mention the high school district at checkout and a portion of your purchase contributes to the purchase of books for the schools’ libraries. For more information, call 925-978-1031.

American Legion Post 202 holds a crab feed fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, 757 First St. The $35 admission includes dinner, live music and entertainment. For tickets and more information, call 925-634-5268 or 925-354-2150.

The Byron Delta Lions Club holds its meeting at 10 a.m. in Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1800 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. For information, call 925-634-5650.

Saturday, Dec. 3 Holiday Boutique Antioch Covenant Church, 1919 Buchanan Road, hosts a holiday boutique from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Take care of your holiday shopping and visit with Santa. For more information, call 925-754-3626.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa, 1510 Neroly Road in Oakley. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: DIAMOND925).

Soup, Sandwich, and Shop Fundraiser Diablo Valley Assembly 84 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls holds a soup, sandwich and shop fundraiser from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Antioch-Brentwood Masonic Hall, 521 W. Second St. in Antioch. Tickets are $7. For more information, call 925-642-4368.

HALO Grand Opening Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization hosts the grand opening of HALO House, 215 Second St. in Oakley, from noon-4 p.m. HALO House is the new base of operations for the rescued animal adoption agency. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

Walk and Talk With the Mayor Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier invites residents on a three-mile walk on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot off East Cypress Road behind O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on the Marsh Creek Trail. Residents are asked to bring questions and suggestions.

Digger’s Toy Run Digger’s Diner, 2261 Balfour Road in Brentwood, hosts a toy run and classic car show. Bring an unwrapped toy to support Toys For Tots. For more details, visit www. diggersdiners.com or call 925-240-8958.

Project Linus The nonprofit Project Linus, which makes blankets for children in need, meets from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, thread and needles. For more information, call 510-459-7457.

Local Art Collection Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. in Antioch, presents the Local Artist Collection art show Dec. 3-21. An artists’ reception is held Dec. 3

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The Friends of the Antioch Library host a holiday book sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Find the perfect stocking stuffers for $1 or less. The sale continues Dec. 3 from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

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Tuesday, Dec. 6 Job Seekers Workshop The Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., hosts a Surefire Strategies for Senior Job Seekers workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Job seekers 50 and older will learn how to optimize the holidays to find a job and discover the truths and myths of ageism. Registration is required. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Wednesday, Dec. 7 Once Upon a Wednesday Delta Wordweavers stop by the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., to share stories with kids 4-7. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Thursday, Dec. 8 Holiday Bazaar Discovery Bay Elementary School, 1700 Willow Lake Road, hosts its first holiday bazaar from 4-8 p.m. Learn more about local vendors while checking items off of your gift-giving list. For more information, call 925-809-7540.

Republican Women East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated holds its December meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Bay Sports Bar & Steak House, 2477 Discovery Bay Blvd. The club is collecting donations for Toys for Tots and gift items for Shepherd’s Gate. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 925-516-8212 or 925-516-2270.

Gift Wrap Event The community nonprofit organization Friends of Oakley hosts a gift-wrapping event for its Christmas Basket Program from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Almond Grove cafeteria, 500 Amaryllis St. Donate your time to help others enjoy a happy holiday. For more information, visit www.friendsofoakley.com.

Open Mic This month’s Open Mic event is held at 6:30 p.m. in Fridley Art Gallery, 1185 Second St., Suite J in Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. Participants are allowed five minutes to perform. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Baseball Tryouts

Softball Tryouts The Hot Shots Girls Fastpitch Softball organization holds open tryouts for all teams on Dec. 4 and 10 at Magnolia Park, 5301 Daffodil Drive in Oakley. For more information and tryout times, visit www.hotshotsfastpitch.org, e-mail kdjdjones@sbcglobal.net or call 925-382-7315.

Softball Tryouts East Bay Vipers 99 holds tryouts on Dec. 4 and 11 at 10 a.m. at Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. For more information, visit www.eteamz.com/eastbayvipers99 or e-mail vipers1999@yahoo.com.

Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals for its new Antioch route. Drivers work once a week for two-hour shifts and make a tremendous difference in the lives of seniors in need. For more information, call 925778-4379.

iPlay Volleyball Registration is open for the iPlay Volleyball League 2012 seasons. For more information, visit www.iplayvbleague.com.

Oakley Library Book Club The Oakley Library Book Club meets Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at 1050 Neroly Road to discuss the mystery novel of the month, “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Youth Basketball The California Youth Basketball League is registering players for the winter 2012 season. Boys and girls 4-18 are welcome. Games begin Jan. 7. For more information, call 916-391-3900 or visit www.cybhoops.com.

Brentwood SeaWolves The Brentwood SeaWolves conduct a preseason high school swimming program now through Feb. 3. Practices are held MondaysFridays from 4-6 p.m. at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-240-9653 or visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com.

ESL Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening English as a Second Language classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

Youth Basketball and Cheer

Word Basics

All Out Sports League in Antioch is conducting basketball and cheer sign-ups for kids 4-16. For more information, visit www. alloutsportsleague.com or call 925-203-5626.

Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, hosts a Word Basics workshop from 7:30-9 p.m. This is the beginning of a free, fourweek program held on Tuesday and Thursday nights. For more information, visit www. opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening General Education Development and Adult Basic Skills classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

Sign-ups Softball Tryouts NorCal Demons Softball holds tryouts on Dec. 3 and 11 at Gehringer Elementary School, 100

GED Prep Classes

Friendly Visitors Needed Friendly Visitors is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers 18 and older to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. Share a cup of tea, watch a movie, play cards or take a walk together. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org or call 925-937-8311.

Hospice Volunteers Needed Hospice of the East Bay is looking for motivated, committed residents who want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. To volunteer or for more information, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department.

On the Horizon Holiday Boutique Bay Area Boutiquers host a shopping extravaganza Dec. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Shops at Fairview in Brentwood. The event features raffles, food and performances by local bands and dance teams, plus a visit from Santa. For more information, call 925-303-8409.

Holiday Bazaar at the Barn Dozier-Libbey High School PTSA holds Holiday Bazaar at the Barn on Dec. 10 from noon-3 p.m. at 4900 Sand Creek Road in Antioch. Get your holiday shopping done and visit with Santa at this one-stop-shop for holiday cheer.

Holiday Boutique Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization hosts a holiday boutique Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 215 Second St. in Oakley. Shop with local vendors, enjoy snacks, make a craft and bring your camera for photos with Santa. All pets are welcome at this family-friendly event. For further information, call 925-354-3277.

Ongoing Events Delta Squares Square Dance Club The Delta Squares meet Wednesdays at 7-9:30 p.m. in the Laurel Elementary School multipurpose room, 1141 Laurel Road in Oakley. For more information call 925-217-2255 or visit www.deltasquares.com.

Toastmasters Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Win that job interview? Join East County Communicators, a chapter of Toastmasters International. Call 925513-3022 or e-mail vivianfaye@comcast.net.

Community Bible Study Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood, holds a Bible study for women and children (through age 18) every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call 925-753-0339 or e-mail ofieborge@aol.com.

Pajama Storytime Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., hosts Pajama Storytime for all ages at 7 p.m., every Monday except during holiday closures. During the free, 30-minute event, enjoy stories and fingerplays. Pajamas and fuzzy slippers are encouraged. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Concert Band rehearses Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty High School Band Room, 850 Second St. The band welcomes any and all musical abilities and instruments. For more information, e-mail stuart.susan@gmail.com.

Free Clothing and Food Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2250 Jeffrey Way in Brentwood, operates a clothes barn and food pantry the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. Free clothes, food, other resources and prayer are provided to those in need. For more information, call 925-634-1540.


Oakley Press_12.02.11  

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