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Business is picking up for Poopsters by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it, and Emmanuel Arechigla and Omar Avila figured it might as well be them. That was the thinking last year when the childhood friends came up with the idea for Poopsters, a mobile pooperscooper business catering to pet owners looking to enjoy some quality time with their furry loved ones, but are less enthusiastic about the more down-anddirty aspects of pet care. “I came up with the idea because I have two bull dogs and never enjoyed picking up after them,” said Arechigla, 20. “And I figured someone might be willing to pay to have their dog’s poop picked up. Once I got a couple of houses, I knew I was on to something.” “At first our friends and families just shook their heads,” added Avila, 19. “Everyone was laughing at us.” But no one’s laughing now. As it turns out, the Brentwood residents have a nose for sniffing out entrepreneurial opportunities, and while the smell of success might not always be sweet, business is, well, regular. “We have probably a couple dozen clients,” said Arechigla, a full-time student at Los Medanos College (LMC) and a licensed Realtor. “It’s a pretty popular thing.”

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Young entrepreneurs Omar Avila, left, and Emmanuel Arechigla, are making a name for themselves as the Poopsters. And fairly profitable, too. For a charged to get a schedule on course. “One of the first questions I’ll ask minimal cost of $10 to $25 per visit – depending on the number of animals and someone is when the last time was they their fecal frequency – the Poopsters will picked up their yard, and how many pets come in, scooper at the ready, once a week they have,” said Arechigla. “If it’s been a or once a month. For first-time customers while and they’ve got a couple of animals, whose yards have gone 30 or more days we usually charge a one-time cleanup without a cleaning, a one-time fee is fee.”

The Poopsters estimate they bring in a few thousand dollars a month working approximately 20 hours a week – not bad for few minutes worth of work. Their motto – “They poop it, we scoop it” – has served them well. “After the first few visits, you get to know the lay of the land, where to look for the poop and roughly how much (poop) you can expect to collect,” said Avila, who’s also a student at LMC and full-time health care provider at Cortona Park in Brentwood. “I’ve gotten to where I can look around a yard and can tell by the smell if I’ve gotten everything,” said Arechigla. “I guess that’s a good thing.” And as they’ve honed their poopprocuring skills, the young men are finding it’s not so bad shoveling scat. “It’s an OK job,” said Arechigla. “I like being around dogs. Each one has its own personality. I bring them treats, get them on my side and it is kind of fun.” As for what the future brings, the dynamic-duo would like to expand the business and perhaps eventually hire some additional human help. Avila said he’d like to expand on the four-legged clientele as well. “It would be cool to get a horse,” laughed Avila. “But I’m not sure what we would charge for that.” For additional information, or to make an appointment, call 925-470-6676.

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TALK ABOUT TOWN rentwood musician Ben Benkert rocked the Streets of Brentwood last week with a collection of original songs and cover tunes, but it was 4-year old Madison Gambs, right, of Discovery Bay who stole the show. While Benkert crooned a soulful version of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al,” Madison danced on the stage and swayed her hips while sporting some classy sunglasses à la Chevy Chase. Her moves were simple, but she inspired other kids to get up and dance. Before you know it, everyone will be dancing at the Streets (there are concerts every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.), doing the Madison Mambo. • • • here’s no telling what thieves will think of stealing – or where. The Brentwood Police Department logs recently told the tale of three enterprising malefactors, one of whom stole two trees – a labor-intensive caper, to be sure. A second miscreant broke into a car and filched a fire extinguisher. So, what’s the black-market value of a fire extinguisher? But a third offender takes the cake for sheer nerve. Seems he stole purses, wallets and a cell phone from an unsecured room … during a church event. Investigators at the scene were hampered, no doubt, because the irony in the sanctuary was just too darn thick.

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2009 CornFest to be bigger than ever by Samie Hartley Staff Writer When the sweltering summer heat surpasses the hundred-degree mark, one thing is certain: CornFest is coming. The popular festival will return to Brentwood next weekend to its usual spot downtown, bringing with it all the favorite activities that have made the CornFest a “staycation” destination. “The CornFest is back with more booths, food, arts and crafts than ever before,” said Harry York, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce CEO. “It will be a lot of fun this year, and there will be plenty of activities, so people will be able to have a good time without having to spend money on gas. There will be lots of corn and corn-centered activities like the corn-shucking contest. And of course, we have the fireworks show on Friday to kick things off.” York said that while other cities have canceled their fireworks presentations this year as a result of budget cuts, it was important to bring back the colorful light display that people have come to look forward to every year. “People love the fireworks,” York said. “People not only fill City Park, but they park out on Sellers (Avenue) to watch them. People come from all over to see our fireworks because they know we put on a great show – one of the best in the county, so it’s great that the city has sponsored the fireworks again this year.” Chamber of Commerce Board member Ken Seamann said 190 booths will line Second and Oak streets – a CornFest record. “A lot of events and festivals have been canceled due to the economy, and vendors are looking for places to set up. There’s been a great response, so we’ve got all

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This year’s CornFest, complete with fireworks, is expected to one of the brigthest festivals you’ll find in Contra Costa County this year. our spaces filled up. It’s going to be a great year.” The biggest change to this year’s CornFest is the expansion of the Kids Zone. Sponsored by Kohl’s and Home Depot, the Zone boasts new activities to amp up the fun, such as the new petting zoo featuring more ani-

mals, and a guest appearance by Chuck E. Cheese and his pals, who will perform mini shows throughout the weekend. “There will be a lot of new things for the kids to do this year,” said CornFest committee member Lyle Miller. “There will be a video game booth sponsored by Best Buy, and we’ve got a lot of fun arts and craft type things for the kids, too. And the tractor races will be back. We want to make it fun for the little guys.” While the CornFest has brought joy to visitors of all ages for nearly 20 years, the future of the festival is unknown. The CornFest might go on hiatus during the anticipated two-year construction of the Brentwood Civic Center, but York said the city and the chamber are looking for ways to continue the CornFest tradition next summer. “We have every intention to have the CornFest next year,” York said. “We are looking at ways to keep it downtown. One of the biggest factors is figuring out what to do with the main stage because it won’t be able to go where we normally put it in the park. It’s a matter of timing and scheduling, but we’ll do everything we can to bring it back year after year.” If this is the last year for the main stage to be nestled in City Park, it’s going out with a bang, as an impressive lineup is planned for this year’s live entertainment. While favorites Public Eye and the California Cowboys will return this year, some new local faces will also take the stage. Far East County performers Jessica Bunting of Antioch, Shawna Lynn of Oakley, and The Big Fat Swing Company from Brentwood will perform next weekend, and this year’s CornFest will feature the music of Pablo Cruise, a band that rose to fame in the see CornFest page 10A


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The East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum’s new Salute to the Military display will open this weekend in honor of Independence Day.

Museum marks Fourth with military display Staff Writer The East Contra Costa Historical Society is honoring America’s troops this Fourth of July with the unveiling of a new military-themed display at the Society’s museum this weekend. Museum docent Joyce De Cato said while some of the members were cleaning out a storage area, they discovered boxes filled with military artifacts and memorabil-

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ia, so the nonprofit group decided to put the discovery to use and design a new display. “We found all kinds of things in these boxes, from uniforms to old sleeping bags,” De Cato said. “Some of the uniforms date back to World War I, so we decided it was time to put them on display instead of hiding them in boxes.” The Salute to the Military display will be set up in the dining area of the Nail see Museum page 13A

I’ve had a lot of calls recently wanting to know if the “new” foreclosure moratorium will have an impact on the amount of foreclosures in the near future. We keep hearing that there is a large number of homes about to hit the market, but each month it seems a new moratorium comes out to slow that process down. Well, I hadn’t heard of any new moratoriums recently, so I was puzzled about this new moratorium that was supposedly out. I did some research and found tons of news agencies reporting on it, but they were very low on details. Then I noticed that the reports looked to be almost identical, as if one report came out, and then all the rest just repeated it over and over. I checked everywhere I could, and I couldn’t find any confirmation of any “new” moratorium. Here is what I believe the news agencies were reporting on. There was a moratorium that passed the California legislature about 3 months ago. It wasn’t to go into effect until 3 months AFTER the legislature adjourned. Bingo! So all this fuss

was just about the moratorium that had passed months ago and is just now becoming effective. I wrote about this moratorium back when it passed, but here is a recap. This moratorium does put in a 90-day delay on foreclosures in California. However, it has a MAJOR loophole, in that there is an exception if the lender who is about to foreclose has a formal loan modification policy in place. They don’t have to modify loans, they just have to have a policy in place for borrowers to apply. Well, I can’t think of many, or any, large banks that DON’T already have a loan modification program, so this moratorium will have zero impact, in my opinion. Just another chance for the politicians to say they are doing “something” but in reality nothing has really changed. 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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Natalie Rye gives her new choppers a workout at last year’s Brentwood CornFest. This year’s festival is expected to be the largest festival in its history.

CornFest from page 6A 1970s with the hit “Love Will Find A Way.” The Brentwood CornFest is open Friday, July 10 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors (65 and older), and children under 5 get in for free. For a complete list of this year’s entertainment schedule, visit www. brentwoodchamber.com.


Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

TAX CREDIT SAME AS CASH? (UPDATED) Although the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allows “first time homeowners” who close escrow (on their primary residence) between April 8, 2009 and December 1, 2009 up to $8,000 in the form of a tax credit, I’ve recently received many emails asking if said credit can be used as a bridge loan or cash advance. According to the National Association of Homebuyers if this were to happen, “it would double the total number of home purchases stimulated by the 2009 tax credit program” so it is completely understandable why people want to know sooner than later. And although the idea of morphing the credit into ready to use “cash” was being played with, something has finally been set in stone, and the credit can now assist with closing costs or additional down payment money for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. The measure, however, comes with several key limitations. First, it only applies to Federal Housing Administration mortgages. More importantly, the short-term loans can’t be used to pay for the minimum 3.5 percent down payment that FHA loans require. Instead, the loan can be used for closing costs and to finance the portion of the down payment that exceeds the 3.5 percent threshold. The administration opted to have borrowers come up with the initial 3.5 percent themselves to ensure that buyers have “some skin in the game,” which may reduce the likelihood of default, says Howard Glaser, a mortgage industry consultant and a former HUD official. In so doing, federal officials had to strike a delicate balance. “On the one hand, you want to make sure that homes are affordable to first time home buyers, but you don’t want to

set the bar so low that people who can’t afford homes are buying homes,” Glaser says. In other words, as it now currently sits, all lenders approved to do business with the agency (FHA) will be authorized to provide bridge loans at closing – secured solely by the tax credit the borrower anticipates receiving from the IRS. This in itself causes issues and according to mortgage industry leaders, the federal credit may not be available through private lenders for some time. Among the key questions yet to be answered: where will non-depository mortgage companies get the $8,000 in advance money? If the FHA Guidelines clearly state the tax credit advances (“cash” on hand for the buyers) cannot be secured by a lien on the property, but rather only on the tax credit to be received by the purchaser, who will front the upfront bill? Overall the idea of converting a potential $8,000 tax credit into available cash on hand will bring more buyers to the table and truly help the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 live up to its name. And although even more provisions – such as expanding the tax credit to $15,000 for any home buyer regardless of income, or extending the current $8,000 until June of 2010 - are in the works, buyers should not sit around. They should actually do the opposite and shift into high gear shopping for a house – the current Cinderella date of November 30 is looming – regardless of if they’ll need a bridge loan to complete the transaction. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly on my new cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

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Prom from page 8A The evening started out the obligatory corsages and new dresses (“old age made us smart enough to buy something we could wear again,” said Butler) followed by a Hummer stretch limousine trip to San Francisco, where they hopped onto a Hornblower Yacht for a dinner/ dance cruise around the Bay. An elegant steak dinner and cocktails was followed by music (plenty of l970s hits, of course) and dancing as the ship made its way under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and through McCovey Cove, where a Giants game was in progress. The group wound up the evening at the Marriott Hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf, where they spent the following day

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1878 farmhouse, old farm equipment, wagons and early tools. The Nail House also features displays in the bedrooms full of fun items of interest and history. Downstairs there are displays of an authentic parlor, office and kitchen, remodeled back to the turn of the 20th century. The yard adjacent to the Nail House features tractors, Model T’s, fire trucks, a covered wagon, and even a caboose. The museum’s schoolhouse will re-open following renovation. The event is free to the public, but as the Society receives no outside funding, donations are always welcome. The East Contra Costa Historical Museum is located at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood. For more information, call De Cato at 925679-1024.

as tourists, traveling to Coit Tower and driving down the world-famous Lombard Street, all the while enjoying the afterglow of a 40-years-in-the-making event. “It was a great night,” said Donnelly. “The food was great, the weather nice and there were stars in the sky. It was perfect. Better late than never, I say.” For Butler, late was definitely better. “I can absolutely tell you that I appreciated this now more than I would have then (in high school) – for real,” said Butler. “For one thing, we were legal to drink. But what was really special was that it was a family affair. This was the first time we’ve all had a chance to go out together and do something really special like this. It was really neat.”

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It’s a Matter of Law By Barbara A. Frantz

A NEW ECONOMY – WHAT CHANGES MUST I MAKE IN MY REGULAR ROUTINE The past few months, I have been writing about a 12 point program created by Susie Carder of One Coach (susie.carder@ onecoach.com) that you can take action on to promote your business in this new economy. We’ve talked about your staff, your prospects, branding, and price structure. This month we are focusing on your relationships and your rewards. Point 8: Client Management. Do you have a referral program? What is your goal per month to receive referrals or new customers? Is your program in writing? Do you monitor results from the people who provide you referrals? I met with a company that had been paying for a prospective customer list and was sending thousands of materials at a significant cost, but they never monitored the results. They were losing almost $10,000 per month. Also, do you have an upselling system in place? All of the very successful chains like MacDonalds™, Starbucks™, and others have scripts for their staff, to give customers the opportunity to buy something other than what they originally came in for. While most of my business clients don’t expect birthday cards, they do like to receive a call every now and then just to stay in touch. Blogs are the new social networking way to do this, and then they can choose when and if they want to hear from you. Point 9: Compensation Structure. How are you compensating your team, and how does this relate to your break even analysis? (Oh, you haven’t done a break even analysis? Get to it, very important). All compensation should be results oriented. How do you reward or incentivize your team (including

you) to produce the result that you want. If you are an individual, you still have to have this system in place. If you are spending 4 hours on a job that someone else could do for one hour, will you make more money in doing your vocation for 4 hours? Hire people to do the things that are work for you and play for them. If you can’t afford it, put together an intern program for high school and college kids, who would love putting real company job experience on their resume. Point 10: Financial Management. Do you have revenue projections? Do you have a break even analysis? Meaning this is what you’ve brought in, this is your budget for operating your business day to day and this is what you are short or what is left over. You should be measuring daily, weekly, and monthly. Have an “absolutely must have” goal and have an “ideal goal” for your daily objectives. Don’t carry over the balance from a day that was short to the next day like compound interest. Refocus your efforts on your next day to achieve your planned results instead. Next time…the final points. The information above is not a substitute for seeking legal advice. Barbara Frantz, local resident for 16 years, has 32 years of legal experience, offering proven solutions for business owners to increase revenues and achieve their long range goals. For a free special report on “Sources of Business Plans”, please call the office at 925-516-1617 or email Barbara at barbara@ bfrantz.com. Law Offices of Barbara A. Frantz, All Rights Reserved – Advertisement


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America on the Fourth – liberty or tyranny? by Sean Ackley As we prepare for July 4, we should remember how our country used to be. The constitution shows us how our government is supposed to be run. The Bill of Rights outlines those things the government cannot do. It is generally thought we are given rights in the constitution, but in reality the constitution is the chain that binds the government’s actions. We must never forget this, UEST because when a government fears COMMENT the people, we have liberty, when the people fear the government, we get tyranny. The founders of this great country in 1775 took us in a totally different direction from where people were “ruled” by kings and queens. The idea was to tie up the tidal forces of avarice, greed and tribal aggression of humans, put it into a republic and divide the powers against each other to create a safe zone for individual liberty to grow. The individual is always oppressed by the power of government. Government is force, and can be used to protect liberty, but unchecked, it will create tyranny. Government is now raising taxes in the form of inflation, unfunded mandates, more fees and all new taxes. We need to send a message that we are not going to take it any more, and exercise our rights for a redress of grievances. We want our republic back, we want our states to be sovereign and work for the people.

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Barack Obama in his state of the union address said, “I have told each member of my cabinet, as well as mayors and governors across the country, that they will be held accountable by me and the American people for every dollar they spend.” I wonder what form of government he thinks we live under? The president is beholden to the states, and is co-equal with the legislative and judicial. He doesn’t get to send bailout money, nor question states’ rights. The federal government was created by the states to form a republic, not a democracy. A democracy is mob rule and is not mentioned in the constitution. A democracy is when two wolves and a sheep sit down to decide what’s for dinner. A republic is when that sheep has a gun. The recent bailouts are often compared to socialism. Distributing $12.8 trillion of taxpayer money to corporations and banks is simply called theft. We were recently told by Sen. Dick Durbin “and the banks – hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created – are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill – and they frankly own the place.” Do you want to be governed by the financial oligarchs? Should our children be held in perpetual servitude, paying back the national debt that is created each time the Federal Reserve fires up the printing presses? If you thought our current bailout situation is unique, it’s not. The Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel operated by the largest banks in the country. This cartel wields influence and power to print money, create debt as

LETTERS Unfair civic center bidding Editor: The Brentwood City Council has announced the city is ready to accept construction bids for the new Civic Center. In a previous 3-2 vote, the council had approved the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in the bidding process. Provisions of this PLA would require any non-union successful bidder involved to pay into a union pension fund. Further, it would require its employees to join a union and pay union

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dues. This not only violates the tenets of fairness, but places the government in a position of essentially favoring one set of bidders over another. The scale of justice is weighted in favor of union shop bidders over non-union shop bidders. This cannot be rationally denied. The fair bidding process is being thrown out the window. Those responsible for it are councilmen Bob Taylor, Chris Becnel and Brandon Richey, and their reason for supporting the PLA must be suspect. Voters should seriously consider casting them from office at the earliest possible time. Ben Cerruti Brentwood

A tip of Patriot Boosters’ hats Editor: On Saturday, May 9, the Heritage High School Patriots Athletic Boosters hosted its annual fundraising dinner at the Brentwood Vets Hall. Guests enjoyed a delicious pasta dinner prepared by Grazie Restaurant and served by the Heritage coaches. The bar was also tended by the Heritage coaching staff, and DJ Richard Flory filled the air with music. The ticket price for the dinner also included an annual pass that includes entry to all home games (yes, football too). Throughout the evening, silent

interest and manipulate exchange rates. In a chapter called “The Name of the Game Is Bailout” in the book “The Creature from Jekyll Island,” G. Edward Griffin writes, “The primary objective of this cartel is to involve the federal government as an agent for shifting the inevitable losses from the owners of the banks to the taxpayers. It is important to remember that banks do not really want to have their loans repaid. They make profit from interest on the loan, not repayment of the loan. One of the reasons banks prefer to lend to governments is that they do not expect loans ever to be repaid.” Thus you see the endless cycle caused by the Federal Reserve. We must understand how this process works, and question our government. We can wave flags and shout patriotism all day, but (as Scott Ritter once said) “I can train a monkey to wave a flag; that does not make the monkey patriotic.” I can’t train the monkey to read and live the Constitution. (Benjamin Barber said) “Spectatorship is an invitation to fear. Citizenship is how we fight the politics of fear.” Get engaged, talk to your neighbors, decide what you want from government and then follow-up with them; they really hate that. Please join us in front of Brentwood City Hall on July 4 at noon. We have the park reserved, and want everyone to enjoy a couple hours with song, speakers, fellowship and marching. For further information, visit www.brentwoodteaparty. org and www.meetup.com/eastcountycfl. Sean Ackley is a Brentwood resident and grassroots activist.

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auction items such as golf foursomes, Letterman jackets, Heritage team-signed balls and pro sports memorabilia were available for bidding, as well as live auction items that included Homecoming 50-yard-line reserved seating and graduation tickets. A 50/50 cash raffle, jewelry raffle, and a lucky winner won the grand prize drawing for a 52-inch Sony 1080p HD TV! Other raffle prizes included Sony 32-inch and 40-inch 1080 LCD HD TVs, golf foursomes, auto detailing, family bowling passes, etc. The Booster merchandise trailer was parked out front, offering discounted spirit wear and gear. The Booster staff would like to thank the following for their support: the Swisher family, Brentwood Golf Club, Deer Ridge Golf Club, Shadow Lakes Golf Club, Marples Real Estate, Grad Nite Committee, Roddy Ranch Golf Club, Brentwood Embroidery, Casey’s Auto Body, Bill Brandt Ford – Steve Meister, Jalisco’s Restaurant, Digger’s Diner, Edible Arrangements, Discovery Bay Studios, Sports Bar & Steakhouse, the Goodson family, the O’Shea family, Maggiorre Ranch, the Kurtz family, Nines Restaurant, Rubia Hair Salon – Sherry Lindsten, Scrap Diva, Pat Cruickshank, C&R Memorabilia, Gent Jay Jewelers, Tao San Jin Restaurant, Harvest Park Bowl,

Club One, Andy Parsons, Enos Family Vineyards, American Electric, Miche Purses/Kara Lotz, Generations Photo, and Vic Stewarts. The monies raised from this very important event goes toward supporting Heritage Patriots sports programs and providing scholarship opportunities for our graduating athletes. Thank you again to all who helped make this night a success! We look forward to our May, 2010 fundraising dinner as an even greater success. Thank you, and Go Patriots! Kathy Morford and Heritage High School Patriots Boosters Board

Gracious gift Editor: On behalf of “Donna’s Troopers,” I would like to thank Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning for their kind, generous donation! We approached them seeking a contribution for the banner we would carry for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. We assumed and would have been proud to advertise their business on the banner we would carry at the Relay. Instead, they created an awesome banner bearing only “Donna’s Troopers” and said they were just happy to help. Andrea Turturici Brentwood


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD June 17, 11:11 a.m. A resident of Sunflower Lane reported that an unidentified person was constantly sending her annoying text messages. June 17, 5:37 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Brentwood Boulevard, a vehicle drove up to a man as he was walking down the street, and unidentified persons exited the vehicle and assaulted him. The assailants returned to the vehicle and drove away. The victim sustained a black eye and broken nose. June 17, 10:14 p.m. An unidentified person failed to return a vehicle to a business on Brentwood Boulevard following a test drive. June 18, 10:42 a.m. An unidentified person stole two trees from a property on First Street. June 18, 8:27 p.m. During a church event on Shady Willow Lane, an unidentified person stole purses, wallets and a cell phone from an unsecured room. June 21, 12:20 a.m. An unidentified person discharged a revolver in a parking lot on Lone Tree Way, aiming it toward another person, who fled without injury. The tire of one of the vehicles in the lot was struck by a stray round. The case is under investigation. June 21, 2:22 a.m. On Lone Tree Way, two subjects under the influence of alcohol and unable to safely care for themselves were found in possession of suspected cocaine. They were both arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. June 21, 2:38 a.m. On Woodfield Lane at Whispering Oaks Drive, a subject unable to care for his safety due to his intoxication level was also found in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. June 21, 9:32 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Havenwood Court, a driver stopped for playing loud music was found to be unlicensed. He was cited and his vehicle was towed. June 21, 9:15 p.m. On Putter Drive, two

unidentified persons drove past a group of children and began firing an airsoft gun at them. One of the children was struck in the arm. June 21, 11:50 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, a subject was arrested for obstructing officers during an investigation. June 22, 10:28 a.m. An unidentified person accessed the ATM card information of a resident of Valley Green Drive over the Internet and made fraudulent purchases on a PayPal account. June 23, 9:15 p.m. An unidentified person entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Windy Springs Lane and stole a fire extinguisher. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH June 23, 12:56 a.m. Antioch police officers stopped a 1994 Acura for a traffic violation on Banyan Way. The officers also recognized the driver as 22-year-old Francis Butler, on probation for drug possession and subject to search and seizure terms. Officers found that Butler’s driver’s license was suspended. When officers inquired about the identity of the vehicle’s owner, Butler became nervous and claimed he had just purchased the car a couple of

days earlier. Officers searched Butler’s pockets under the terms of his probation and located three credit cards in his pocket. The names on the cards were not Butler’s, and he claimed he had found them on the ground. He was told to be seated on the curb while officers searched his vehicle. Dispatch attempted to contact the registered owner of the car by telephone but was unsuccessful. One of the officers had determined that some of the credit cards on Butler’s person were stolen in a residential burglary in Oakley a few weeks earlier. The officer approached Butler and told him to place his hands behind his back. Butler was still seated on the curb and asked why. The officer told him again to place his hands behind his back. Butler leaned forward and grabbed a butterfly knife from his right ankle, jumped to his feet and turned toward the nearest officer. A struggle ensued and Butler dropped the knife. He was eventually placed in handcuffs. Neither he nor the officers sustained significant injuries. The registered owner of the car contacted police and advised the Acura was stolen from Pleasant Hill. Butler was booked for the crimes of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Police, Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Stolen Credit Cards and Violation of Probation. He transported to the county jail in Martinez.

June 23, 10 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the parking lot of an apartment complex on 2201 Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 19-year-old male Pittsburg resident, who had sustained non-life threatening gunshots wounds to both of his legs. The victim was found wearing a holster, and a stolen gun was found a few feet from the victim. Numerous shell casings were located around the victim and in other areas of the parking lot. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. He was also arrested for possession of the stolen gun and for firing the gun, but due to his injuries, he was released pending his hospital stay. June 26, 8:21 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of gunshots fired at Taqueria La Sierra on H Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 29-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from numerous gunshots to his upper body and legs. It was learned that three black males followed the business owner – a 39-year-old female – into the business, produced handguns and demanded money. When the male victim entered the business, the assailants shot him several times, emptied the cash register and fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. The male victim was life-flighted to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery for non-life-threatening injuries. The female was not injured during the robbery. Those with information regarding this incident should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. June 28, 10:22 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a shooting on 5000 Lone Tree Way at Williamson Ranch Park. When they arrived, officers found an 18-yearold male inside his parked car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/ citygov/police.


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Torched mosque rises like phoenix by Dave Roberts Staff Writer The speakers at Saturday’s inauguration ceremony for the reopened Islamic Center of East Bay mosque, which has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes of an arson fire two years ago, focused on the positive that has emerged from the negative. The arsonist or arsonists have yet to be found in the torching of the center on Aug. 11, 2007, causing $200,000 damage and shutting down the facility for nearly two years. The fire followed on the hate-filled heels of vandalism, threatening phone messages and shots fired into the empty building at night. Mosque officials and members debated whether they wanted to rebuild or even remain in Antioch, given the violence and hostility they encountered. “Some opined that the place was unsafe, as women and children come here,” said center President Mohammad Ashraf Chaudhry to the standing-room-only crowd in the mosque meeting room. “Others suggested that a piece of land be acquired, and a new center be constructed there. There were others who advised that the money be donated to another center, and the Islamic Center here be closed. Very few of us saw any opportunity in the adversity that had visited us without any fault of ours.” However, a strong outpouring of community support in October of 2007, when 350 people marched from Antioch City Hall to the mosque on East 18th Street carrying signs reading “Peace,” “Stop the Hate,” “Not In My Town,” and “Coexist” might have convinced mosque leaders to stay and rebuild. “I, enjoined by a few, saw a silver lining lurking somewhere in the charred structure that once was our Islamic Center,” said Chaudhry. “Taking this unfortunate incident as an isolated and unfortunate happening, we kept seeing some bright stars even when the nights had been dark and bleak. In this adversity (we) found a huge fund of very caring and good friends like you.”

Flag from page 1A underneath it a yellow flag with his store name. “What’s up with the flag requirements?” Bucholz asked the council. “I fly my flag above the building. I also believe in ‘In God We Trust’ on the money. To me, even having this issue is a slap in our service people’s face; it’s a slap in America’s face. It’s about time that people take back America.” After Mammon raised his objections, Oakley Senior Planner Joshua McMurray backed off on the regulation, saying that it conflicts with the Oakley municipal code. That code allows for 20-foot flagpoles anywhere in the city unless they are attached to a building, in which case they can be no taller than 15 feet. In addition, he suggested that the American flag should be excluded from another regulation limiting the width of the flag to no more than one-quarter of the length of the flagpole. City Attorney Bill Galstan said that government code “does prohibit most restric-

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Left, County Supervisor Federal Glover presents a proclamation at Saturday’s inauguration ceremony for the Islamic Center of East Bay. Above, marchers cover a fence outside the burned-out Islamic Center of East Bay with signs during the 2007 March Against Hate. The march was in response to an arson fire that destroyed the mosque. One of those friends was Antioch Mayor Jim Davis, who was then a councilman when he heard a report on the police scanner about a fire on East 18th Street and drove right over with his wife to check it out. “Knowing some previous problems we had had in this area regarding this building, my heart sank,” said Davis when he heard the scanner report and saw that it was in fact the Islamic mosque that was burning. “Our hearts were torn, our pride was hurt and we were deeply saddened for all of you. Although a bad thing happened here … I’m so grateful you decided to stay here in Antioch. This is your home. You’re welcome here. You’re a part of our community. “I grew up in a household of very strong women, pioneer women. One of the things that was traditional in our family was that they made quilts. It takes each and every one of those patches together to make a strong quilt. You are all a part of that wonderful quilt of America. Without you, that quilt would not be as strong as it is today. We are indeed grateful to have you back in your home. With our sincere love and apprecia-

tion, congratulations.” Chaudhry said it had been a struggle to build the original mosque in the first place. “I started it with the help of a dozen friends from scratch without any money but with lots of hope – until it took us 10 years and over $300,000 collected virtually in the form of dollars and dimes until we got the place paid off,” he said. “Now once again I had to start all over again, but this time not from scratch but from a heap of debris and doubts.” He received appreciative laughter, particularly from the government officials in attendance, when he discussed the red tape he had to wade through to rebuild. “There was an endless challenge of meeting new fire and city department codes, which often appeared as an impossible task,” he said. “They always smiled when they would hand over a new set of obligations. Perhaps Shakespeare wrote these lines for them: ‘One may smile and smile, and yet be a villain.’” State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier also drew laughter when he picked up on that theme in his remarks. “When you went through those

tions on the display of the United States flag. Cities are allowed to have some regulations, not for aesthetics but for health and safety issues. I think in Brentwood many years ago there was an issue about a flapping flag causing some kind of noise in a neighborhood. One would think the higher up it is the less noise it would make. I’m not an expert on acoustics. In any event, the easy way to solve that is that the restrictions on the height of flagpoles would not apply to a flagpole that is used to fly the United States flag.” “We could add that in for sure,” said McMurray. “Thank you for adding that in,” said Mayor Carol Rios. “We certainly don’t want to hinder the flying of the American flag. I would think it would sound good to have it flapping.” While the U.S. flag will receive the exemption, it was not clear whether a different flag flying below the American flag on the same pole would also be exempt. “I’m glad you have amended your

(ordinance) to exclude the American flag,” said Cynthia Mammon to the council. “We also fly a ‘We honor those who serve’ flag. That is not an American flag. So will that be an issue? The question is: Is the issue the height, or is it the flag that you’re going to fly? Because if it’s the height and 20 foot is the limit, will you require people to top their trees? That’s what I want to know: if 20 foot is the issue.” No one answered her question. In a later interview, Roger Mammon was asked whether he’s concerned about city officials forcing him to remove his “We honor those who serve” flag. “I am not concerned, because I won’t do it,” he said. “We have people that fight for our freedom. And I would think that them trying to remove or get me to take it down are almost like squelching my First Amendment rights of freedom of speech.” The council did not adopt the flag regulations, which are part of a sign ordinance that will come back for a vote on Aug. 11.

trials and tribulations with the city and the county, they were just following state law, so it’s our fault,” he said. “There’s an old saying that we’re from the government and we’re here to help.” On a more serious note, Antioch Police Chief Jim Hyde summed up the feeling of many in his remarks: “It’s so wonderful to be here for the rededication, reopening of the Islamic Center of the East Bay. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the Antioch community. You are the fabric of Antioch, the diversity of Antioch, the hard workers of Antioch. “It broke our hearts when the fire occurred, and the struggles and tough times you have been through. In helping folks through tough times, they first feel like they are a victim. Then they feel like they are a survivor. They are truly blessed when they become thrivers. Today you are thrivers. You’ve gone a great journey; you’ve done well; your home is beautiful. We stand shoulder to shoulder with you … to care for you and help raise your children. God bless you.”

Celebration from page 1A 1999. Community leaders felt that the supervisors did not always have Oakley residents’ best interests in mind when they approved new developments in the area and that services such as police protection were inadequate. As a result, they formed a group called Oakley Inc., which spearheaded the effort to raise funds, commission the studies and gain support for incorporation. Seventy-seven percent of Oakley residents voted for incorporation on the November, 1998 ballot. On the same ballot, the first five City Council members (out of a 12-candidate field) were selected. Pat Anderson received 11.9 percent of the vote and was appointed as the city’s first mayor – she is scheduled to become mayor for the fourth time next year under the city’s rotating mayoral system. Brad Nix came in second with 11.7 percent followed by Tinker Vanek (11.3 percent), Jeff Huffaker (10.7 percent) and Rios (9.6 percent). Only Anderson and Rios are still on the council.


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Patriotic Pride unfurled he Leopard Pride Chorus from Lone Tree Elementary, and the Boy Scout Troop 247 Color Guard displayed their patriotism at the SF Giants game on May 14.

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O say, can they see? A group of fifth-grade students at Brentwood Elementary recently sang the National Anthem at the Stockton Ports game on Sunday, June 7. The Stockton Ports are a minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s. The students, chosen through audition by their music teacher, Mrs. Gilroy, are Amanda Landrum, Isabella Bruno, Tessa Rodarte, Mikayla Furey, Even Brownrigg, Kyle Timmons, Kaylon Smith, Katy Brecher, Alyssa Freyler, Stephanie Carter, Kaitlynn Zdroik, Megan Sexton, Troy Dias and Chad Dias. They were accompanied to the game by faculty member Mrs. Carey.


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hree Antioch High athletes recently signed their Letter of Intent to accept a full athletic scholarship at the university of their choice: Cross country runner Laura Crabtree will be going the distance for Holy Name College; Erin Jones will be slugging softballs at CSU Sacramento; and football player Rasjeon Hines will be clashing pads for Southern Oregon.

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Jeff Houston, the Village Community Resource Center and the Brentwood PONY Baseball League put together a community service project last week in Brentwood’s Guthrie Park, featuring baseball training fundamentals, a minibaseball game and barbecue. Each student received a baseball glove, bat, shirt, hat, clothes and food for the entire family. The idea was to promote the Brentwood PONY League to the children from the Village Community Resource Center, kids who might not have the means or access to baseball. The project is a brainchild of the community service projects that the Spanish class of Los Medanos College’s Dr. Laurie Huffman takes on every semester. Each student creates or participates in a community service event that directly assists the Hispanic community in far East County. According to Houston, “There are so many kids that get left out of organized sports … After researching my idea with Anthony Murillo at the Village Center, I realized many kids not only cannot afford league fees, they cannot afford a glove, bat or ball. Some children are going to bed hungry in our own community. Having children of my own, this was very disturbing to me. I felt that it would be possible to give the children at the Village Center a baseball experience.” The result was a one-day beisbol

PONY Baseball, the Cubs team and their families extended their hearts to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and their families by hosting a one-day baseball camp for the kids at Village Community Resource Center. (Spanish for baseball) camp hosted by the Brentwood PONY Pinto Jr. Champion Cubs. PONY President Mark Petures, along with local stores and Cubs parents, donated, jerseys, hats and equipment. The camp gave the Cubs an opportunity to teach other kids what they had worked so hard at all season.

Communication was no problem. As Houston put it, “Language was not an issue; everyone was speaking the same language: baseball!” And after the kids retired from the diamond, they enjoyed the classic baseball entrée – hot dogs – donated by CentrOmart stores and Cub parents.

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Clinic from page 1B the project, and it seemed like it was a perfect match. “This project is kind of the culmination of a lot of different things that I have always wanted to do. The sports performance training and rehabilitation center is really kind of a one-stop shop for the athletic needs of the community. What I’m looking to do is bring together different services that all complement each other and put them under one roof.” Thigpen focuses on improving athletic performance in areas such as speed, power, agility and coordination, which can benefit athletes whether they’re playing football, basketball, baseball, wrestling – or badminton. He also wants to bring in other professionals to teach specific sport skills, such as hitting a baseball. He likes the Laurel Road location, which is convenient for Oakley residents and a short drive off of the Highway 4 Bypass from Brentwood and Antioch. “Commuting is probably the biggest problem that parents have in getting their kids to different sporting activities, school activities,” he said. “What I wanted to do was to bring kind of a neighborhood facility so that parents feel comfortable about dropping their kids off … and yet be close enough where the parents can go home and have dinner. Make it convenient for them and also make it convenient for the kids. And develop more of a sense of community than the big-box sports centers that are out there.” The council members were elated with his plans. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the athletes in the area to come together and receive the training that’s not available in the school levels,” said Councilman Kevin Romick. “Having done a little bit of athletic activity in my own life, I know the need to take it above if you want to go beyond high school. This is just a great opportunity for the city of Oakley and surrounding communities to provide that opportunity.” “I wanted to thank you for coming to Oakley. Welcome,” said Councilman Jim Frazier, who also suggested that the City of Oakley Web site recreation page provide information about Thigpen’s sports facility. “Being a youth-oriented community where recreation is one of our top priorities, this certainly does fit in,” said Councilwoman Pat Anderson. “It is an ideal location right next to the ballfields. Welcome. May your dream come true.” Mayor Carol Rios added, “If you build it, they’ll come.”

Climber from page 1B his dream of climbing as much as possible, everywhere possible. His adventures have taken him to Thailand, Peru, Australia, Spain, Egypt, Mexico, Hong Kong and Canada. He’s living his dream and having a blast doing it. He’ll spend the next month climbing throughout Utah and Colorado before leaving on an extended climbing trip to Europe. After that it’s a trip down the Amazon River. Life is good.

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collected solid wins against teams from Lodi, Rocklin, Loomis and Morgan Hill en route to a perfect 5-0 record for the weekend. “Our players have been together for quite some time,” said Manager Bert Gough, “and they found a perfect time to

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put it all together once again on this momentous occasion. It was a special time for both the kids and their dads.” The Dawgs ran their season total record to 37-11-3 against premier travel squads from Northern and Central California and will close out their 2009 campaign with three more tournaments, including the USSSA State Championships in July.


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East Diablo Impact Girls Gold team players are Coach Rob Terry, Kylie Evangelho, Courtney Acamo, Mikayla Goldsmith, Sophia Gumas, Gabby Withers, Rachel Robbert, Alicia Palma, Mikayla Monier, Selena Gonzales, Kendal Imrisek-Kawalkowski, Vivi Diaz, Daniella Dubon, Jamie Baron and Taylor Cooper. Not pictured are Anna Carter and Taylor Allen.

Golden girls make Impact East Diablo Impact Girls Gold team, under the guidance of Coach Rob Terry, won the recent US Club Soccer Regional Tournament-Premier U14 Division and will be heading to Virginia Beach, Va. in late July for the US Club Soccer National Tournament. In the championship clash with Tracy Revolution, the Impact came back from

a 1-0 halftime deficit to tie the score 1-1 in the second half on a goal by Taylor Cooper off a corner kick by Taylor Allen. After two overtimes, the score was still tied at 1-1. After the first five penalty kicks (PK) the teams were still tied at three PKs apiece. Revolution missed its first sudden death PK, and Rachel Robbert made hers to give Team Impact the win and a trip to Virginia Beach.

Eleven-year-old quarterback Anthony Hazel made a big name for himself and the Brentwood Oakley Falcons this past weekend in Natomas at the 2009 Football University Camp, held for players in sixth through 12th grades. The camp invites six players from every age group and position to learn from former professional players and coaches while building college exposure. Hazel, who played quarterback for the undefeated 2008 Regional Champion Falcons Football Team, threw for 16 touchdown passes and was named the Brentwood Press player of the week last October. Hazel fine tuned and showcased his talents under the guidance of Coach Tom Martinez, who is considered key to the careers of such players as Tom Brady and Brady Quinn, and is currently working to reform the career of the Raiders Jamarcus Russell. Former Boston College and New York Jet quarterback Glenn Foley was also present to mentor the young quarterbacks invited to the camp. “Hazel has the arm strength and knowledge that we love to see in a young quarterback,” said Foley. “If he continues to work hard, I really feel this kid can be something special and someone people may be following for years to come.” Hazel impressed the coaches during seven-on-seven drills, putting his skills to the test against both youth and high school players. He completed nine of 10 passes and unleashed a ball 38 yards downfield,

Quarterback Anthony Hazel plans to help the Brentwood Oakley Falcons repeat as champions. hitting his tightly covered receiver in stride. Hazel said he was happy to be invited to the camp, and thankful to all his BOYFL teammates for playing hard and helping him get noticed by a Football University scout. Hazel says he knows there’s a lot of hard work ahead, but that he’s dedicated to doing his part to help the 2009 Falcons repeat as champions.


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ittle Wonders Preschool celebrated the end of the school year with its annual luau party, featuring the school’s children performing their favorite songs for their families. The graduates wore custom-made gowns and hats. Each gown read “Class of 2022,” pinpointing the year the children will graduate from high school. Each gown was inscribed with the child’s name (air-brushed on the back) and embellished with the child’s handprints. Each child received a diploma and handmade snack leis. Lots of smiles, tears and laughter were heard and felt throughout the program.

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OBITUARIES William Snow Beloved father William Snow passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 22 at home in Cortona Park, Brentwood. A longtime Brentwood resident, William was a popular social studies and government teacher at Liberty Union and served as president on the Brentwood Planning Commission as well as the Delta Memorial Hospital Board. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, in 2007. William is survived by his sons, David Snow of Los Angeles, and Matthew and Thuy Snow of Berkeley; grandchildren, Nosara and Adrian; brother, Joseph Snow; and sisters, Judith Yesnick, Sylvia Zelinsky and Roslyn Snow. Interment and services will be held at Sacramento Valley VA Cemetery in Dixon.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Master engineer Britton Jeffrey Olson, son of Jeffrey and Margo Olson of Brentwood and 2001 graduate of Liberty High School, was awarded a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University on June 14. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2006. Olson will continue his studies in the doctoral program at Stanford’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department under a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy. Olson and his wife, Renee Sommercorn, have a son, William.

Magnificent Mustang Discovery Bay resident Jason Phoebus, 9, in his first year of baseball went undefeated with the Braves to win the 9-year-old Mustang 1 Little League title with an amazing 19-0 record. Jason will be going into the fourth grade at Discovery Bay Elementary School. “Congratulations, Jason. You are the MVP of your mom, Shellie Seyer.”

Leadership recognized Justus Rivera, a student at Cornerstone Christian School in Antioch, has been accepted as a delegate into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Justus will join a select group of students from all over the world in Washington, D.C. next summer to study leadership and explore some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions. Justus was accepted for this honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential. From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institute, from historic Gettysburg to the National Museum of American History, Justus will examine the

characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity. Forum delegates will also participate in small-group discussions and exercises to experience firsthand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change. This program was coordinated by People to People Leadership Programs to fulfill the President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of fostering world citizenship. Eisenhower founded People to People International during his presidency in 1956. For additional information, visit www.peopletopeople. com/leadership. Congratulations, Justus.

Superlative scholar Melanie Athena B. Gil, past president of the Student Council and a recent graduate of Carmen Dragon Elementary School in Antioch, has been nominated by school principal Didi Del Chiaro to attend the National Young Scholars Program sponsored by the National Center for Early Academic Excellence. Melanie is the youngest daughter of Allan and Melissa Gil of Antioch. An exciting six-day journey filled with exhilaration and learning, the National Young Scholars Program camp ran from June 20 through 25 at the Occidental College in Los Angeles. Together with fellow high achievers from across the region, Melanie explored important leadership qualities and extended her interests in the Discovery Strand of her choice. Melanie is an outstanding student in her class and this year’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, and Principal’s Award. She is recognized not only for her academic achievement, but her hard work as a student body representative. Melanie is now a member of a unique community of scholars that represents our best hope for the future.

Craig Steven Gildea Craig Steven Gildea, 50, entered into rest on June 16. He was born on March 13, 1959 in San Francisco and was a resident of Manteca for the past eight years. Craig is survived by his loving wife Beverly Angel-Gildea of Manteca. His pride and joy were his children: Katherine and Michael Gildea of Manteca. He was a beloved son to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gildea of Sandy, Utah; and Mrs. Nancie Ferrando of San Mateo. He was an amazing brother to Kevin Gildea of Visalia; Susan Bjonerud of Modesto; Andrea Bright of San Mateo; Matthew Gildea of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jacob Gildea of Denver, Colo.; and Joshua Gildea of Ohio. He is preceded in death by his stepfather Andrew Ferrando. Craig worked at Cinelux Delta Theatre in Brentwood prior to moving to Morgan Hill, where he was a theater operations manager. He truly enjoyed his job and was in the industry for more than 30 years. He enjoyed motorcycles and going on special outings with his children and wife. Fatherhood was very important to Craig. To see his children laugh, smile and play was heaven on earth to him. Craig will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and loyal friend to many. Services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Craig’s final resting place will be at Sky Lawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. see Milestones page 9B


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granddaughter being born before she passed. She now has six granddaughters and one grandson. It has been 15 years since her death and no one has forgotten her or the love she shared with each and every one of them. She had moved from Antioch to Oakley just six months prior to her death. Although she worked and was very involved with her local church, I would say that her greatest accomplishment was her children. She was very proud of all that they had done in their lives and she loved them dearly. She was snatched away from us much too soon, but the love and memories she left behind will last us a lifetime. With sincere love, Loni Galusha

Diana Lee Correa Jan. 8, 1949-June 16, 1994 Diana Lee Correa was born on Jan. 8, 1949 in Pittsburg and was killed by a drunk driver on Jun. 16, 1994. I know that she is with her Lord and Savior and is in a much better place. She was only 45 years old and not only my sister, but my best friend and my children’s godmother. She was the glue that held our family together. She had a wonderful smile and was very loving and kind to all that knew her. She loved doing crossword puzzles, cross stitch, helping others; but most of all she loved being with her family. She left behind a husband of 28 years and three sons: Robert, Michael and Rick. She did have the pleasure of seeing her first

Welcoming Logan A new Oakley resident arrived on June 11. Congratulations to parents Shaun and Tammi Van Alstyne. Logan Charles Van Alstyne was born at Kaiser Hospital on Deer Valley Road, weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22 inches. His proud sets of grandparents are Matt and Allison Dorricott of Oakley; Tim and Kelley Negrete of Vacaville; Gary and Deanna Toll of Truckee; and Paul Van Alstyne of Las Vegas.

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Ribbon severed, bodies mended

r. Michael Pound cuts the ribbon at the new ChiroCare Clinic surrounded by his extended family and Chamber of Commerce representatives. Pound graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic in March and has moved with his wife and family of three boys to Antioch. His specialty is sports injuries. Pound has worked at a clinic for athletes and is certified in the Gaston Technique treatment for soft-tissue injuries. By working closely with injured athletes he has been able to return them to their sport earlier than usual. Pound is also an expert in kinesio taping – as you might have seen performed in the Olympics – for fast sprain and strain relief. Dr. Mike is one of the Chamber’s newest Ambassadors. For an appointment, call Dr. Mike at 925-754-1727. ChiroCare Clinic is located at 501 W. Third St. in the Rivertown district of Antioch.

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Make a tasty patriotic cake that the whole family will enjoy this Fourth of July. It’s the perfect treat to eat before the fireworks.

Patriotic potluck pointers Potlucks are a popular way to celebrate just about anything – and the Fourth of July is a great reason to get the friends and neighbors together for a patriotic potluck. I’m bringing a fantastic IX T P fl ag cake to this year’s party – it WITH JENNY serves a lot of people and it’s easy to make. I’ll let you in on two little secrets that make this cake taste extra good: instant potato flakes keep the cake tender and moist, while mini chocolate chips give you little bursts of chocolate with every bite. The JENNY colorful fruit on top not only HARPER adds great flavor, but turns this cake into a showstopper that has guests oohing and ahhing in delight! If you’re going to a potluck party this year, I have some tips for being a good guest: • Keep it safe: It’s tricky to keep hot foods hot and cold

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foods cold, so make sure the food you’re bringing will be safe at room temperature. For example, on a hot summer day, vinegar-based salad dressings are a better choice than mayonnaise-based ones. • Keep it simple: Bring dishes that are ready to serve. Asking to pop something into the host’s oven for “just a few minutes” is inconvenient for the host and the guests waiting to eat. • Keep it practical: Label your dish so that guests know what they’re getting. It’s also a big help if you bring your own serving utensils – the host won’t be forced to hunt for something and the line won’t get held up waiting. • Keep it yours: If you need to take your serving dish home, be sure to label it. A bit of masking tape with your name on it can be discreetly placed on the dish so it doesn’t get mixed up with someone else’s. For more Independence Day recipe ideas to help you celebrate, visit www.verybestbaking.com. – Courtesy of Family Features. Jenny Harper is Senior Culinary Specialist for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

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percent) and playing sports together (9 percent). Additionally, 75 percent of Americans would rather play board games than video games as a group activity at a family reunion or gathering. A night out at the movies can cost a family more than $40, and the experience is finished once you leave the theater. On the other hand, a new board game often costs less than $25 and can be added to the family’s game collection to be played again and again. While the game you select isn’t as important as the time spent together as a family, when selecting

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Board games burst the family boredom balloon Despite worries about the struggling economy, families can still enjoy fun evenings together and stay on budget by playing board games. While board games can be played at any time, a designated family game night provides an opportunity for families to share an economical night of staying at home and creating new memories together. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Hasbro, 48 percent of Americans believe that a family game night is the most enjoyable form of family bonding, ranking higher than watching movies (22 percent), cooking (19

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a game you should consider the age of the players and the amount of time available for family game night. Decide in advance which day will be your family game night. As long as the date is marked on a calendar that everyone can see, and the parents make it a priority to keep the appointment, the night will be one to remember. Involving the whole family in the planning process allows kids to pick the games or choose the snacks. For variety, rotate responsibilities each time you enjoy a family game night. – Courtesy of Family Features

Those looking for a fun new way to cool off in the summer heat are invited to the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center during Friday Family Fun Nights, featuring music, swimming, games and a best-dressed-to-theme contest. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic-style dinner to enjoy during the festivities. July 17 is Country Western Night and July 31 will celebrate the Dog Days of Summer Rock & Roll. All Friday Family Fun Night sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $4. For additional information, call the city’s Parks & Recreation Department at 925-516-5444.

Community designer to sign book at Barnes & Noble Author, business consultant and community designer Christine Harrison will be at Barnes & Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, on Tuesday July 13 at 4:30 p.m. to sign copies of her book “How To Play Nice Together: Creating Communities Locally and Globally.” The event is free and open to the public.

What happens when seven strangers who have nothing in common are brought together to design a community? How will they react to one another? Can they put aside personal differences for the common goal of the new community? In order to be successful, they’ll need to work out their own sense of self to appreciate the shared influence of

each other’s personalities. In “How to Play Nice,” Harrison will help you find your unique talents and sense of self worth as well as how to discover secrets of other communities that are filled with a wealth of opportunities. A native of Arizona who received her doctorate in human systems designs,

Harrison has worked as a consultant for a number of businesses and conducts community organizational design workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Books may be pre-ordered through Barnes & Noble in Antioch or by visiting www.bn.com. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003678-00 The name of the business (es): Environmental Innovations Located at: 2005 Cypress Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Schwenke and Ute Schwenke, 2005 Cypress Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Schwenke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 26, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: May 26, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Yoon Chung Ahn, 2215 Canyon Lakes Drive, San Ramon, CA 94582 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Yoon Chung Ahn FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0841 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Yoon Chung Ahn filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Yoon Chung Ahn (AKA) Lara Yoonchung Ahn to Proposed Name: Lara Yoonchung Ahn 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: 7/27/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: 6/1/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003991-00 The name of the business (es): MPH ASSOCIATES Located at: 1879 DUNE POINT WAY In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Mailing: P.O. Box 1008, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MICHAEL HAGAN AND PEGGY HAGAN, 1879 DUNE POINT WAY, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Peggy Hagan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 8, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-199980-CL Loan # 0021942537 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JANET GOMEZ RAYO AND MICHAEL RAYO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0149124-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 17/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $505,833.44 The purported property address is: 110 CRATER LAKE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 420-028-4 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services

327 South Inverness Drive Englewood CO 80112. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3147626 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/26/09 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3154192 06/26/2009, 07/03/- 2009, 07/10/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

7/17/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 255 HONEYSUCKLE STREET BRENTWOOD, California 945130000 APN #: 013-340-005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $566,926.85, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/19/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3134955 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3154499 06/26/2009, 07/03/- 2009, 07/10/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

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: EVELYN JINGCO, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 7/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0239009-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 7/17/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 42 PUFFIN CIR OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 037-480-061 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $514,324.58, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/23/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez-Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3146044 06/26/2009, 07/- 03/2009, 07/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/14/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: June 18, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0004379-00 The name of the business (es): GRAMPY’S ICE CREAM “N” Stuff Located at: 129 GALLEY COURT In: BYRON, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KENNETH GORDON BURT, 129 GALLEY COURT, BYRON, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/22/09. Signature of registrant: KENNETH BURT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 22, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: June 22, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003848-00 The name of the business (es): Danville Glass Company; Danville Glass Center; Danville Glass Located at: 2318 Winchester Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Kenneth Connor and Deanna Lynn Connor, 2318 Winchester Loop Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/09. Signature of registrant: Deanna Connor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 2, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: June 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 6224970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 10, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GONZALEZ JAIME MARTINEZ GONZALEZ MARIA DEL CARMEN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3130 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE E BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-5516 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): June 19, 26, July 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004427-00 The name of the business (es): Stand Together Youth Association Located at: 3264 Konig Court In: Stockton, CA 94509 Mailing: P.O. Box 24645, Oakland, CA 94623 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stand Together Youth Association, 3264 Konig Court, Stockton, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jacqueline Hutton, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File $F-0003847-00 The name of the business (es): Lamorinda Glass and Shower; Lamorinda Glass Co; Lamorinda Glass and Window Located at: 3469 Mt Diablo Blvd In: Lafayette, CA 94549 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Connor and Deanna Connor, 2318 Winchester Loop Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/09. Signature of registrant: Deanna Connor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 2, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: June 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F#-0004466-00 The name of the business (es): ENNES RANCH Located at: 7247 Chadbourne Road In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARY ENNES LENTZER and HOWARD LENTZER, 7247 Chadbourne Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2008. Signature of registrant: MARY ENNES LENTZER This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 24, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: June 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-261637-BL Loan # 40333643 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): BRIAN GREENLEE AND STACY GREENLEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/6/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0317986-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $465,189.66 The purported property address is: 5140 Equestrian Way Antioch, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 056- 190-024 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004098-00 The name of the business (es): Expose Yourself Located at: 632 Norris Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Keith Lulis, 632 Norris Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Jason Lulis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 10, 2009 By: Jason Lulis, Deputy Expires: June 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004296-00 The name of the business (es): Deltascape Home Services Located at: 1810 Surfside Place In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kyle P. Robinson,1810 Surfside Place, 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: Kyle P. Robinson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 18, 2009 By: J. Odegarrd, Deputy Expires: June 18, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 5, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ABTAHI SEYED ASGARI The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2376 BUCHANAN ROAD ANTIOCH, CA 94509-4411 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004507-00 The name of the business (es): D L Consulting Located at: 1750 Crimson Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dennis D. Linsmeier, 1750 Crimson Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/1/09 Signature of registrant: Dennis Dinsmeier This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 26, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194387-C Loan No. 0359512388 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANGELITA SOUZA AND NELSON SOUZA, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded 5/10/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0137725- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-238070-BL Loan # 41067745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ELIEZER FOURNIER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND JONATHAN M. SMITH, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS TENANTS IN COMMON Recorded: 5/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0157255-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $496,734.94 The purported property address is: 956 Sawyer Ct Brentwood, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 013- 360-029 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/26/09 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004453-00 The name of the business (es): The Discovery Group Located at: 3314 Wells Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 1912 Sunflower Court, Modesto, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Bernarr W. Heyne, 1912 Sunflower Court, Modesto, CA 95356. 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: Bernarr W. Heyne This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 24, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 24, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003968-00 The name of the business (es): Black Diamond Auto Restoration Located at: 1760 Teresa Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Richard Upton, 1760 Teresa 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: John Richard Upton This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: June 8, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 10, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SIMON EVA DONNA The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 6210 BETHEL ISLAND RD BETHEL ISLAND, CA 94511 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004349-00 The name of the business (es): Computer Contraptions Located at: 319 Pecan Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Phyllis Y. McGihon, 319 Pecan 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: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Phyllis Y. McGihon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 26, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: MACIASHERNANDEZ ALFREDO The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4470 LONE TREE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531-7413 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Date(s): July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004468-00 The name of the business (es): NOR-CAL SODA TASK Located at: 550 Harvest Park Drive, Suite E In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Freddie B. Apodaca, Jr., 12 Portsmouth Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Freddie Apodaca This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 24, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: June 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-195708-C Loan No. 0307714075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/19/2006. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003774-00 The name of the business (es): Darrin G. Stanley Engineering Located at:2420 Sand Creek Road, #309 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darrin G. Stanley, 2773 St. Andrews Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: Darrin G. Stanley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 29, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: May 29, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004353-00 The name of the business (es): EXPOSED Located at: 2400 Shady Willow Lane, #14A In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan J. APOCADA, 2400 Shady Willow Lane, #14A, 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: Juan J. Apocada This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003908-00 The name of the business (es): EVANS & RHODES PAINTING AND DECORATING INC. Located at: 4936 GREEN HILLS CIRCLE In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): EVANS & RHODES PAINTING AND DECORATING, 4936 GREEN HILLS CIRCLE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. 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:CURTIS E. EVANS, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 4, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 4, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Franklin Chidi and Chimezie Chidi, 2277 Spartan Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Franklin Chidi and Chimezie Chidi FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0976 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Franklin Chidi and Chimezie Chidi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Obinna Oseloke-Andrew Chidi to Proposed Name: Obinna Eloke Chidi 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-255105-ED Loan # 3012380162 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/2007. 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): NIDA C. MACARILAY AND EDUARDO C. MACARILAY, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/13/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0043622- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $529,309.84 The purported property address is: 1196 SARATOGA PL BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 018-520003 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 Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/26/09 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3151131 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

ranty, 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: MARIA ARACELY PEREZ, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 20060057871-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/17/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 11 LOWELL CT OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 033-340-031 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $713,895.38, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/18/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3131296 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

tion only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3147940 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: THOMAS EASTRIDGE SBN: 121718, LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EASTRIDGE, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94502-1808 (510) 530-1700 ATTORNEY FOR: Plaintiffs Petrona Reyes, Miuler & William Reyes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 PLAINTIFF: PETRONA REYES, et al. DEFENDANT: VAHID MILLANI, JEFFREY GILL, et al. CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 To: VAHID MILLANI Plaintiff: PETRONA REYES seeks damages in the above- entitled action, as follows: 1. General damages: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience........ AMOUNT: $5,000,000 b. Emotional distress......................................... AMOUNT: $5,000,000 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 when pursung a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: June 15, 2009 THOMAS EASTRIDGE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: THOMAS EASTRIDGE SBN: 121718, LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EASTRIDGE, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94502-1808 (510) 530-1700 ATTORNEY FOR: Plaintiffs Petrona Reyes, Miuler & William Reyes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 PLAINTIFF: PETRONA REYES, et al. DEFENDANT: VAHID MILLANI, JEFFREY GILL, et al. CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 To: VAHID MILLANI Plaintiff: MIULER REYES seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows: 1. General damages: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience........ AMOUNT: $5,000,000 b. Emotional distress......................................... AMOUNT: $5,000,000 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 when pursung a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: June 15, 2009 THOMAS EASTRIDGE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-218696-CH Loan # 5357991 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/17/2004. 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. 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): ASHLEY M. REFFNER, A SINGLE WOMAN, RANDY REFFNER, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/28/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0372768- 00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $312,987.04 The purported property address is: 1803 CRATER PEAK WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 072-390-160-9 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 HSBC Bank USA, National Association 2929 Walden Avenue Depew NY 14043. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3147492 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004416-00 The name of the business (es): Trinity Products Located at: 408 Bayview Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Edward Lee Riley, 408 Bayview Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Edward L. Riley This statement was filed with County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 23, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: June 23, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: July 3, 10,17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004189-00 The name of the business (es): Service Access Located at: 1120 Kay Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Freemer Machine Tool repair Inc., 1120 Kay Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/22/00. Signature of registrant: John T. Freeman, Vice President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 15, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 15, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Neno Duplancic, 674 Fox Run, Orinda, CA 94563 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Neno Duplancic and Verica Duplancic FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0915 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Neno Duplancic and Verica Duplancic filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Neno Nenad Duplancic (AKA) Neno N. Duplancic to Proposed Name: Neno Nenad Duplan Present Name: b. Verica Duplancic to Proposed Name: Vera Duplan Present Name: c. Lucas Andrew Duplancic to Proposed Name: Lucas Andrew Duplan Present Name: d. Sara Catherine Duplancic to Proposed Name: Sara Catherine Duplan 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/7/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS b. Petitioner is to bring the birth certificate of the minor to the

hearing. Date: June 10, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-195707-C Loan No. 0307678173 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: BULMARO GARCIA Recorded 4/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0103450-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/24/ 2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1811 BERINGER WAY OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 037-242-002 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $434,058.94, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/25/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3143213 07/- 03/2009, 07/10/2009, 07/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 2009 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: THOMAS EASTRIDGE SBN: 121718, LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EASTRIDGE, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94502-1808 (510) 530-1700 ATTORNEY FOR: Plaintiffs Petrona Reyes, Miuler & William Reyes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 PLAINTIFF: PETRONA REYES, et al. DEFENDANT: VAHID MILLANI, JEFFREY GILL, et al. CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 To: VAHID MILLANI Plaintiff: WILLIAM REYES seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows: 1. General damages: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience........ AMOUNT: $5,000,000 b. Emotional distress......................................... AMOUNT: $5,000,000 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 when pursung a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: June 15, 2009 THOMAS EASTRIDGE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194677-C Loan No. 7438993081 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/3/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAMIE BORNSTEIN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 2/9/2005 as Instrument No. 20050045389-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/17/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse,

725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 115 PHEASANT WAY OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 033-271- 052 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $354,390.44, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/16/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez-Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3145058 06/26/2009, 07/- 03/2009, 07/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-261253-ED Loan # 3013869684 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/30/2007. 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): SARA VANDERVER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/11/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0168412-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $552,764.97 The purported property address is: 1208 PREWETT RANCH DR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 055-330031 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 Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/26/09 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE

CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3154320 06/- 26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 231866CA Loan No. 0730218302 Title Order No. 602122010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/23/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/23/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06/01/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0160419- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: TIMOTHY L. JONES, AN UNMARRIED MAN., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, 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 32, AS SHOWN ON SUBDIVISION 6968, IN THE CITY OF OAKLEY, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED OCTOBER 3, 2001 IN BOOK 435, PAGE 11 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $847,421.22 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1050 VINEYARD DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-370- 032 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 email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 06-25-2009 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice PresidentCALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3164228 07/03/2009, 07/- 10/2009, 07/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003539-00 The name of the business (es): Air Tight Heating & Air Located at: 1599 Sycamore Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jon G. Gonsalves, 23 Westminister Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/19/09. Signature of registrant: Jon G. Gonsalves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: May 19, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194346-C Loan No. 0307664571 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/17/2006. 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. 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 war-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-262401-ED Loan # 0757143482 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/10/2008. 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): PARVIN PRASAD AND SAVITA DEVI DEO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/28/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0017239-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $823,872.05 The purported property address is: 1201 BALFOUR RD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 012-300- 013-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 6/- 15/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE informa-


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-265598-CH Loan # 2000185910 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/9/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ONAN ELIZARRARAZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 6/15/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0189656-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 24/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $469,167.75 The purported property address is: 993 WALNUT DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 353-009 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 Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. 4708 Mercantile Drive North Ft. Worth TX 76137 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/26/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA

92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325- 3502 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3159395 07/03/2009, 07/10/- 2009, 07/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 2009

a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/18/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3152171 07/- 03/2009, 07/10/2009, 07/17/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-246835-ED Loan # 3013864966 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with 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): BENITO OCAMPO

AND, FLAVIA JUDITH ROCHE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 6/21/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0179827 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $698,396.87 The purported property address is: 1549 SOLITUDE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 018-530- 039-9 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: 6/19/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3133984 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 2009

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 201, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7616 FILED SEPTEMBER 27, 1993 IN MAP BOOK 368 PAGE 40, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL GAS, OIL, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS IN AND UNDER THE LANDS HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS THERETO AND THEREFROM, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE EXTRACTION THEREOF, WITH THE RIGHT TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE PIPE LINES, AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTRACTING SAID SUBSTANCES OR ANY OF THEM, SAID SUBSTANCES AND RIGHTS HAVING BEEN HERETOFORE CONVEYED BY DEED RECORDED AUGUST 6, 1963, IN BOOK 4423, PAGE 154, 167 AND 170, OFFICIAL RECORDS. QUITCLAIM DEEDS ELIMINATING RIGHTS IN AND TO THE SURFACE AND TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, MEASURED VERTICALLY FROM THE SURFACE RECORDED OCTOBER 31, 1984, BOOK 12045, PAGE 84, OFFICIAL RECORDS, RE-RECORDED NOVEMBER 20, 1984, BOOK 12074, PAGE 266, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND RECORDED OCTOBER 7, 1988, BOOK 14639, PAGE 902, OFFICIAL RECORDS. RESERVING THEREFROM: ALL REMAINING OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD, GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREINAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF-INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $702,161.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2629 ORANGE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 055-240-008 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: 06-27-2009 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3166418 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009, 07/17/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617Publish Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 2009

$538,264.26 The purported property address is: 15 ESCHER CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 520008 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 One West Bank FSB 6900 Beatrice Drive Kalamazoo MI 49009 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/16/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3149381 06/26/2009, 07/03/- 2009, 07/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-266840-PJ Loan # 3017012299 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/21/2007. 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 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): MICHAEL RHEEM AND, TIFFANY TAYLOR-RHEEM, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/28/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0089533-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 23/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $389,647.84 The purported property address is: 94 VELLA CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 510-022 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 431889CA Loan No. 0687412460 Title Order No. 602122385 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/23/2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02/11/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-004869900, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: KEVIN H. KHUU AND KHANH UYEN KHUU, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WAASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-242350-TC Loan # 3002441552 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/3/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RAY WOODRUFF AND ELAINE WOODRUFF HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/21/2006 as Instrument No. 20060373452-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004442-00 The name of the business (es): Olive To Taste Located at: 3645 Willow Way In: Byron, CA 94514, Mailing: P.O. Box 550, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gail P. Della Nina, 3645 Willow Way, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Gail Della NinaThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 24, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: June 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, July 3 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie in Brentwood on both Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.deltajazztrio. com.

Wednesday, July 8 Kenny-Oke Every Wednesday through Aug. 5 from 6:30-9 p.m., the Streets of Brentwood invites you to bring a chair and hear great music in the plaza. This week, compete for VIP tickets to a Kenny Chesney concert in the Streets’ Kenny-Oke Contest. For more information, visit www.streetsofbrentwoodca.com or call 925-516-8500.

Friday, July 17 Starry Nights The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department hosts a series of free concerts in downtown Brentwood’s City Park from

7-9 p.m. Tonight, Shawna Lynn sings new country sounds. For more information, call 925-634-5444.

Saturday, July 25 The Michael Paul Band It’s cowboy time at Tugs in Bethel Island, featuring The Michael Paul Band, who’s looking for a few new air guitarists to come out and have a great night of New Country/ Southern Rock, line dancing and meeting new friends. For show time and information visit www.themichaelpaulband.com or call 925-852-7915.

Events Thursday, July 9 Downtown Thursday’s Car Show Cars clubs from Contra Costa County hold a car show at this week’s Downtown Thursday, also featuring music, kid-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors and many activities. Visit www. brentwooddowntown.com for details. For information about showcasing your art or business, call Lyle at 925-634-3344 or e-mail lyle@brentwoodchamber.com.

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Post your events online anytime at www.thepress.net. Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12 Brentwood CornFest Visit Brentwood’s historic downtown for this year’s CornFest, showcasing live music, a car show, great food, local wines, arts and crafts, microbrews and much more. The CornFest runs Friday night from 5-10 p.m. – climaxing in fireworks; Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Friday, July 24 Charity Golf Tournament Las Positas Golf Club in Livermore hosts a special fundraiser for Discovery Bay resident Michelle Lucia-Varleta, who is fighting to survive breast cancer. The $150 fee includes 18 holes of golf, snacks, dinner and a gift bag. Check-in is 11 a.m. For more information, call Denna at 925-577-6769 or e-mail dvarleta@comcast.net.

Friday, July 31 All-out Sports League Fundraiser Roddy Ranch Golf Club in Antioch hosts

a fundraising dinner to kick off its Youth Center Campaign. The dinner runs from 6-10 p.m. and features live music, a silent auction and raffle. Admission is $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Jennifer at 925-698-2522 or visit www. alloutsportsleague.com.

Shows Saturday, July 4 East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum Starting Saturday, July 4 and running through October, the museum hosts its new military displays. A car show will be held Saturday, July 4 only, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the new displays, car show and see what the museum has to offer. For more information, call 925-6348651 or 925-679-1024.

Thursday, July 16 ‘Twelfth Night’ The Antioch Classical Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call 925-7579500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, July 3 Car Wash Les Schwab in Oakley hosts a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to help the children of our community compete in the IKF World Class Championship in Florida later in July.

Saturday, July 4 TEA’d Off Party Those who feel they’ve been Taxed Enough Already can meet at Brentwood City Hall at high noon in support of stopping high taxes and big government. For more information, e-mail brentwoodtea@gmail.com.

Historical Society & Museum From Saturday, July 4 through October, the East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum shows its new military displays. A car show is held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the new displays, car show and see what the museum has to offer. For more information, call 925-634-8651 or 925679-1024.

Monday, July 6 Body-for-Life Challenge Sign-ups for this 12-week body transformation begin on Monday, July 6. Learn how easy it is to get great nutrition for life and exercise daily with excellent results. For more information, call Susan at 925-3546013.

Summer Junior Golf Camps Brentwood Golf Club holds three camps this summer for kids ages 6-13: July 6-10 and July 20-24. The cost is $150. Class times are 8-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30-9:30 a.m. Friday. For more information, call 925-5163400.

Tuesday, July 7 Lego & Listen Kids 4 and older are invited to the Oakley Library on Tuesdays, July 7, 14 and 21 from 2-3 p.m. to come build with Legos while they listen to funny, thrilling and curious stories. The program is free, and required registration is underway. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Sign-ups PEMF Pulsed Energy Systems is the latest in cutting-edge pulsed electro-magnetic field technology. The treatment is designed to balance, rejuvenate and replenish diminished cellular integrity. Free treatments are available through July 20. For more information, call 925-978-2225 or 925-513-8883.

Stitching Saturdays

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress. com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Post your events online anytime at www.thepress.net.

Summer Math Camp

Swimming and Water Polo

Students entering the Liberty Union High School District as freshmen who want to have fun while building their math skills should take advantage of Summer Math Camp, held July 13-17 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 925-634-0037, ext. 6036.

Registration for the SeaWolves summer swimming and water polo teams has begun. Visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com for more information. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

Basketball Skills Camp Basketball players grades 4-12 can develop and refine their basketball skills at Deer Valley High School’s south gym on Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Rich at 510-575-2833 or visit www.deervalleysports.com.

African Dancing Class The Oakley Library offers this popular, free class for first-graders and up taught by local talent Nana-Dictta. The class is held Wednesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. and is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more information, call 925-625-2400.

Christian Financial Seminar Hear how the founder of Nardene Ministries turned a $40,000 job into a $1 million return in one year. The free seminar is held July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 at 161 Sand Creek Road in Brentwood. For more information, call 925588-9397.

Diehard Baseball Tryouts Diehard Baseball Club is holding tryouts for the fall season, Aug. 1-Nov. 15. Tryouts will be held for boys 9-16 at Freedom High School on July 19 from 9 a.m.noon. For additional information, e-mail diehardbaseballacademy@yahoo.com.

Youth Football Camp Antioch High School hosts a Youth Football Camp July 23-25 at the school. For more information, call 925-550-8741.

Martial Arts Learn traditional martial arts at no obligation. Delta Taekwon-Do offers a free summer session through July 25. Some restrictions apply. For information and registration, call 925-308-7393. See the schedule at www.deltatkd.com.

Summer Reading Add flair to your summer and join the Contra Costa County Library’s Summer Reading Program through Aug. 17. Contact your local library to see all the fun and exciting programs your library has to offer you and your family. For more information, visit www.ccclib.org

Boys Basketball Trinity Titans boys basketball is seeking competitive players between the ages of 10 and 12. For more information, call Coach Mike at 925-321-2957 or visit www.eteamz. com/trinitytitansbasketball.

The Oakley Library is calling all crochet and knitting enthusiasts for their first stitching program, held on Saturdays, July 11 and Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. This is a free program and all are welcome. For more information, call Angeline at 925625-3589.

Summer Day Camp

Vacation Bible School

Hoops Unlimited

Light Ministries, 415 W. Sixth St. in Antioch, hosts Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School July 13-17 from 6-9 p.m. for kids in grades four and five. All attending will enjoy crafts, games, drama, snacking and singing. For more information, call 925-778-1639.

Oakley’s only nonprofit 10-11U boys basketball team is looking for players. Practice is held every Friday at Oakley School courts from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call James at 510-734-3492 or e-mail hoops_ unlimited@yahoo.com.

Sign-ups are now underway for Big Splash Summer Day Camp for kids in grades 1-6. Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekly through the summer at the Prewett WaterPark & Center. The cost is $162. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

On the Horizon Basketball Camp Boys and girls entering grades 5-8 are invited to the Los Medanos gymnasium in Pittsburg July 17-19 for the East Bay All-Star Invitational Basketball Camp, featuring Adidas National Jr. Coach Dave Taylor. Scouting and recruiting services will be present. For more information, call 925-321-2957 or visit www.eteamz.com/ trinitytitansbasketball.

Car Wash The Liberty High School Band and Color Guard holds a car wash Saturday, July 19 at Les Schwab Tires, 6361 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All donations go toward the cost of competitions. For more information, e-mail smaslen@byron.k12. ca.us.

Tribute to Armed Forces The Delta Women’s Connection of Brentwood hosts A Tribute to Our Armed Forces on Tuesday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Nines in Brentwood. Admission is $27. The program features Pastor Mike Dillman; vocalists Tyrone and Susan Holmes, and speaker Kara Miller. For more information, call 925634-7540 or 925-513-7644.

Off to Kindergarten We Go! On Wednesday, July 22, Delta First 5 of Brentwood holds a free event for families with children entering kindergarten in the 2009-10 school year. Stories will be read about attending kindergarten, and a snack will be provided. For more information, call 925-516-3880.

Golf Charity Event Support the Special Kids Foundation by attending its inaugural golf charity event on Saturday, July 25 from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch. For more information, call Tammy at 925-695-6062 or visit www.lonetreegolfcourse.com.

Car Wash The Liberty High School Band and Color Guard holds a car wash on Saturday, July 25 at Long’s/CVS, 3171 Balfour Road in Brentwood, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All donations go toward the cost of competitions. For more information, e-mail smaslen@byron.k12. ca.us.

Art Contest Express yourself through art this summer in the Contra Costa County Library’s free2create art contest. Students entering middle or high school in the fall of 2009 are invited to enter a piece of original artwork by Aug. 1 based on the free2create theme. For submission guidelines and rules, visit www.ccclib.org.

Ongoing Downtown Thursdays First Street in downtown Brentwood closes to normal traffic from 5-8 p.m. to make way for music, street dancing, food, plus displays of arts and crafts. Each Thursday features a special theme, such as Hot Brentwood Nights, Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest. For more information, call Lyle at 925-634-3344 or visit www.brentwooddowntown.com.

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