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Oakley to expand youth programs by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

The Oakley City Council unanimously approved a Youth Master Plan and Oakley Youth Empowerment Program in order to get more of the city’s youngest citizens involved in the community. Recreation Supervisor Lindsey Bruno, who presented the master plan to the council last week, said that while the city’s current programs have led to many success stories for local youth, more needs to be done to help them feel connected with their community. Based on a survey conducted last year, Oakley students in sixth through 12th grade don’t feel “valued by adults in their community,” and would like the city to offer more youth-friendly programs. According to the survey, Oakley teens leave town an average of three times a month to seek recreational activities in a different city. While programs are in place, the problem is getting the word out about local events, so Bruno proposed the creation of an Oakley Teen Web site, where information about events could be posted as well as videos and other interactive media tools such as message boards and blogs. Councilman Kevin Romick supported the digital strategy, but recommended a more contemporary approach, utilizing the Internet’s most popular Web sites to promote lo-

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How low can you go?

A crook copped a charity donation jar, but the community refused to let him have the last word.

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Oakley youth who participated in community service projects over the summer were treated to a trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The Oakley City Council recently approved a master plan to get more young adults involved in the community. cal events rather than creating a new site. “Web sites tend to be rather static, and unless you’re going to come in every day and update things, it’s hard to keep people excited about the site,” Romick said. “Maybe instead of a Web site, we can use Facebook

or Twitter to actively message people with updates to let them know what we’re doing now. That might be a better way to reach the young adults in our community and get them

Improved proficiency Recently released API scores confirm that Oakley schools are getting it right.

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Delta advocates hail water bill impasse by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Local Delta advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a package of state water bills that they consider all wet were bottled up in Sacramento last week when legislators failed to reach agreement on their passage. The water legislation included support for a water conveyance system such as the proposed peripheral canal that would take fresh water from the Sacramento River near Sacramento and directly convey it south, bypassing much of the Delta. Local advocates are concerned that the canal would decrease local water quality, including adding more salinity, resulting in a further decline in the fish population. A 14-member conference committee that included only one legislator representing the Delta (Sen. Darrell Steinberg) failed to reach agreement on the water bills before adjourning its latest session Saturday morning. “We won the battle for now, but the war will still rage on,” said Oakley Councilman Bruce Connelley, who has been an East County leader in the lobbying effort to save

“ I think the failure to pass the (water) bills is definitely a victory for us that have been trying to preserve the ecology of the Delta. This is probably the first round (of what) will probably be a long fight.

Jim Cox, California Striped Bass Association the Delta, including the recent Million Boat Float from Antioch to Sacramento. “This isn’t going to be the end of it. (They) are still working hard and heavy and still fully intend to destroy the Delta and put the peripheral canal in. “I don’t see how any logical person can think that will get more water. By putting in a canal, that will actually get less. But I guess it’s money that’s talking. There hasn’t been a proper legislative process whatsoever.”

Roger Mammon, an Oakley resident and board member of the advocacy organization Restore the Delta, credits the lobbying efforts by sport fishing groups, recreational boaters, conservation and environmental organizations, commercial fishing businesses and Delta farmers for helping head off the peripheral canal legislation for now. “I was with a group of us that lobbied in all of the legislative offices on Friday,” said Mammon. “We didn’t get to talk to any of the legislators because they were all on the floor; we talked to the staff members. The feeling was that their legislator wasn’t going to vote for anything that they didn’t understand. There were too many things that weren’t adding up on the bills. They withdrew it from the floor because it was obvious to Senator Steinberg and (Assembly Speaker Karen) Bass that they didn’t have the votes to pass.” Connelley believes the opposition to the water bills by representatives from the five counties bordering the Delta also contributed to the legislative impasse. “It’s pretty hard to vote against five counties that are in the heart see Delta page 18A

Diablo Shores erupted in shimmering sheets as world-class skiers converged on East County for a recent pro-am.

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Patrons respond to Police investigate theft of donation jar stabbing incident by Samie Hartley

Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew has raised an additional $800 after the original donation jar raising funds for Aaron Tanner was stolen last week.

Staff Writer Customers of an Oakley restaurant this week have stepped up their giving following the theft of a collection jar containing donations for an ailing child. Oakley Police are still searching for three suspects who snatched a donation jar from the counter at Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew on Main Street Friday evening. The jar contained an undisclosed amount of money to support Aaron Tanner, a Brentwood 4-year-old who is in need of a heart and kidney transplant. Witnesses chased after the suspect (described as a white male in his teens or early 20s) and two other young men, but were unable to catch up to the thieves. The donation jar was later recovered, its glass broken and only a few dollars left inside. Melissa Gomes, a waitress at the restaurant, said the men were standing outside the building earlier in the evening and seemed to be acting suspiciously, but no one thought the collection jar would ever be stolen. “I can’t believe someone would do that,” Gomes said. “It’s not like they were stealing a tip jar. They are stealing from a 4-year-old. It’s sick.” Beef ‘n’ Brew owner Mike Fagan said the robbery backfired, though, because while the thieves escaped with at least $100, donations have increased since the incident, and as of Tuesday, Fagan had collected an additional $800 to support Aaron’s cause. “There has been an overwhelming response from the community because of what (those people) did,”

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Fagan said. “More people are donating to make up for what we lost, and at this rate, we hope to raise at least a thousand dollars to support Aaron.” While the donation jar is now emptied on a regular basis to deter another theft, Fagan is also working on another fundraiser for Aaron. Along with his wife, Vickey, he’ll host a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at Hanoum Estate on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 10 p.m. Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew will provide a catered barbecue dinner, and The Crosstowne Band will supply live music. The event will also feature raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $50. For more information, contact Noelle Young at 925-759-7538. Oakley Police Chief Chris Thorsen said no leads have surfaced in the theft of the donation jar, but those with information should call the Oakley Police Department at 925-625-8855.

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by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Police are investigating the brutal stabbing of a 38year-old man in the 700 block of Thompson Drive in Brentwood Sept. 3, and officials are saying they now believe the victim and perpetrator knew one another. “What I can tell you is that our detectives are continuing to investigate strong leads, and in those leads there is a strong suggestion that the suspect or suspects are known to the victim,” said Brentwood Detective Sgt. Mark Misquez, who added that the victim was not a resident of the neighborhood. Police were called to the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, when the victim showed up on the doorstep of a neighbor’s house. The man, whose name is being withheld because of the violent nature of the crime, had received blunt force trauma to the head and face as well

as multiple stab wounds to the lower body. He was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition. The incident has renewed the fears of some of the neighborhood’s residents, who say they have grown increasingly worried over what they suspect are illegal activities at the home where the assault might have taken place. Misquez declined to discuss a possible motive for the crime, but said the area is familiar to the police department: “I have had contact with residents near where it (crime) happened and they are known to police. But we want the public to know that because of the extreme violence of the act, it is our very strong suspicion that it was an isolated incident. We’re continuing to investigate any and all potential leads.” Those with information on the crime should contact Detective David Schroer at 925-634-6911.


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Local service club celebrates 80 years Brentwood Lions: a legacy of involvement

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

The Lions Club of Brentwood, known for hosting countless community events over the years, turns 80 this weekend – and this time the party’s for them. The birthday celebration, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at DeLuna Ranch in Brentwood. The gala kicks-off with cocktails at 5 p.m. and will continue throughout the evening with live entertainment by Misbehavin’, a western barbecue and raffle prizes that feature an excursion on the Napa Valley Wine Train. There will also be a walk-through pictorial of the Brentwood club from 1929 to the present, along with presentations by guest speaker and former International Director Dana Biggs and keynote speaker, former Lions International President Bill Biggs. “We’re going to be celebrating 80 years of service to the community,” said Lions President Rich Adams. “It’s going to be a big event.” The Brentwood Lions, the oldest service club in Brentwood, began its eight decades of service in 1929 by sponsoring holiday events for local children and supplying food baskets to the needy. In 1933, the Lions Club donated uniforms to the Liberty High School band and football team, and rumor has it that the Liberty High School mascot was named after the Lions Club. Over the years, the Lions have provided hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses to local children, as well as supported countless community projects. “We’ve been serving the youth in our community since the early 1930s, and we’ve continued that tradition,” said Adams. “Just recently we provided an audio sound system to Garin Elementary. We’re proud to be celebrating 80 years, and

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Brentwood Lion Maggie DeLuna chats with one of the guests at the Lions’ annual Special Kids Day earlier this year. The Brentwood club celebrates the 80th anniversary of its founding this weekend. proud to be a part of Brentwood.” Tickets are $25, and available by calling Lion Maggie DeLuna at 925-516-2506. The De Luna Ranch is located at 7540 Balfour Road. The Lions currently meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perkos Café, 1135 Second St. If you would like to know more about the Lions, call 925-513-7280 or log on to www.brentwoodlionsclub.com.

Many service clubs were established in Contra Costa County in the 1920s. Organizations like the Lions, the Elks, Rotary, Kiwanis and various chambers of commerce were established by local businessmen to advance the interests of local business and work for charitable causes within their community. The Lions Club International was founded in Chicago in 1917 and today ranks as the world’s largest humanitarian service organization. There are 1.4 million members in 180 countries and geographic areas. Dean Watson, a prominent real estate and insurance man, and primary organizer with encouragement from Johnny Miller, established the Brentwood’s Lion Club in 1929. Miller was an active California Lions member and approached Watson about starting a Brentwood Lions Club. Miller, a Richmond resident, later became Contra Costa County sheriff. Watson served as the organization’s first president and Charles French served as secretary for 11 years. The Lions Club has played an active role in the development of Brentwood and outlying areas, working with the Park Council to develop land donated by the Stanford family, which is now City Park. Other early activities included sponsoring Christmas and Halloween parties for local children; making Christmas baskets for needy families; and honoring Liberty Union High School’s football players at an annual dinner. In 1933, the Lions purchased new football uniforms see Lions page 12A


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TALK ABOUT TOWN iming is everything. Just ask Press publisher Greg Robinson or his wife, Sandie. The two are resting uncomfortably at home this week, recovering from a motorcycle spill they took while participating in last week’s Lions Club poker run. Greg reports that Sandie broke a couple of “minor bones” in her foot and hand, while he is suffering mostly from severely bruised ribs. Both of them have the road rash and other contusions you might expect from a low-speed bike crash, which Greg said happened as he made a left turn. As for the good timing: Retired Brentwood Police Chief Mike Davies and Lt. Kevin King were part of the Robinsons’ group, as was firefighter David Piepho. The incident occurred near Livermore, where former Fire Chief David Wahl and his wife Karen happened to be at the time, and they provided a lift to the hospital. If you’re gonna lay it down, that’s a pretty good crowd to have around when you do it. Get well soon, guys! • • • e assumed these over-the-top action sequences occurred only in the movies: An Antioch police officer conducting a traffic stop was given false information about the vehicle’s registration. As he reached inside the vehicle to detain the driver, she put

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the pedal to the metal and sped off, dragging him about 90 feet before he could reach the emergency brake. The driver then fled on foot – no match for the officer, who overtook her like a cheetah running down a wounded antelope. The vehicle turned out to be stolen, and the driver was arrested on charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property, probation violation and possession of burglary tools – though her Felony Assault on an Officer (who fortunately sustained only minor injuries) will, no doubt, be her big ticket to a long stay behind bars. • • • t’s good work if you can get it… Judges at last weekend’s Oakley Almond Festival bake-off had the onerous task of sampling an array of homebaked goodies including a delectable mud pie (the winner), a scrumptious tray of almond rocha, and an amazing almond/poppy seed pound cake. Onlookers, including at least one Oakley City Council member, were rewarded for their show of support with samples of the almond-inspired treats. • • • lly Jenkins, the 14-year old who recently underwent a double lung transplant, hasn’t been released from the hospital yet, but that didn’t stop her from celebrating Freedom High School’s homecoming last weekend.

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With the help of family and the nursing staff at UCSF, homecoming came to Ally, as a hospital waiting room was transformed into a private dance floor, complete with balloons and decorations, for the Freedom High freshman and her boyfriend to dance the night away. • • • katers are preparing for battle at the Brentwood Skate Park this weekend as Brentwood Police Activities League presents Sk8wars. MTV reality star Drama from “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” will be making a guest appearance at the event, which kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, so make sure to stop by for your chance to rub elbows with a celebrity, and then stay after for the barbecue. All money raised will benefit PAL. • • • hopping cart thieves beware! In hopes of reducing the number of abandoned shopping carts around town, the Oakley City Council recently approved a new city ordinance that will make it illegal for anyone to take a merchant’s shopping cart off the premises for personal use without written permission from the business owner. Anyone who is seen carting around town with a stolen cart will receive a citation. – Compiled by Press Staff

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Sun sets on year’s long voyage The rumor is out; nothing can suppress it. It’s whispered in the amber-tinged crowns of sycamores and spread by the raucous gossip of southbound geese. The low Sun, casting long shadows even at midday, insinuates it. We feel its breath on our skin; its resonance in our bones TAKE IT like the bronze toll UTSIDE of a bell. Autumn is here. If spring is the sunrise of the year, autumn is its sunset. It doesn’t matter what time of day you read these words; the GER sun is setting – setERICKSON ting on A.D. 2009. Since the summer solstice on June 20, when we in East County savored 14 hours and 48 minutes of daylight, planet Earth has completed a quarter of its 584-million-mile voyage around the Sun, engraving an arc onto the black granite of space at 19 miles per second. Astronomical autumn arrives this Tuesday, Sept. 22, when we reach a mark along that arc where our daylight and darkness measure about 12 hours each. But the darkness must have its season. Earth’s next port of call will be the winter solstice, Dec. 21, when in our Bay Area latitude the Sun graces the sky for a mere nine hours and 32 minutes – the

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On Sept. 22 at 2:18 p.m., planet Earth reaches the point in its orbit around the Sun affording us equal night (equinox) and daylight, marking the first day of autumn. The fallout from bigleaf maples, above, adorns Mt. Diablo’s Mitchell Creek, one of East Bay’s prime venues for autumnal splendor. what’s coming, and the knowledge underscores our frailty and vulnerability. We’re as capable of reversing the encroaching cold and darkness as a starfish trapped in a tide pool of reversing the ocean’s ebb.

year’s midnight. If autumn and sunset are vehicles of beauty, they’re also vehicles of dread. The dying of the year, like the dying of the day, awakens an ancient fear: we know

“As for the nights,” wrote the poet Archibald MacLeish, “I warn you the nights are dangerous. The wind changes at night see Outside page 7A

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Outside from page 6A and the dreams come.” We know also, in a remote recess of the soul, that autumn is what we are: transitional creatures, always in the process of becoming something else. The steadystate flow of summer and winter symbolizes an existence of perpetual paradise or desolation. From June through August, from December through February, the landscape is static. Is this the metaphor for humanity? No, we know deep in DNA and we know from experience: the transitional flow of autumn and spring – when before our eyes leaves fall and wildflowers blossom – is the truer metaphor for a creature in whom something is always dying; something else is always being reborn. “We are symbols, and inhabit symbols,” wrote Emerson. As of this writing, I’ve witnessed nearly 22,000 sunsets. You’d think I’d become blasé, but the opposite is the case. With the passage of time, time becomes more precious, and the symbols of its passage – the seasons of the year; the seasons of the day – more striking. As I approach the transition of my earthly existence into something more ineffable, autumn and sunset gain not only metaphorical power; they gain factual power. Numerical power. The clock is ticking. I’ve numbered the days behind me; ahead, those days are numbered, too. When my number comes up, I’ll be as explicit a metaphor for sunset and autumn as they are for me. If these musings seem melancholic, be assured: autumn is not the season

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for the blues; it offers other colors to embrace. Leaves in droves wait to amaze us, spattering creek beds in saffron and scarlet, littering the trail like colossal confetti. Leaves the color of footballs and pumpkins, of sunlight and blood. Let the woods drift into dream, let the moan of wind through wizened limbs be the sound of the forest yawning – while we plot our adventures in chromatic splendor, while we set our alarms and program our coffee pots for the world of wakefulness. Time for us to rise; time for the woods to shine. Of the many canyons that furrow Mt. Diablo, Mitchell Canyon affords us East County folk one of the loveliest autumn walks around. Mitchell Creek cuts the canyon and feeds a variety of colorful foliage not present in Diablo’s higher and drier elevations. The trail that snakes through the canyon, Mitchell Canyon Road, is also one of Diablo’s easiest tracks – nearly dead level for the first two miles. To get to Mitchell Canyon, take Marsh Creek Road west into Clayton and turn left on Mitchell Canyon Road. Where the road ends is where autumn begins. May your path be firm and your air bracing beneath a sapphire sky. May every twig on every branch seem more finely etched than in summer’s sweltering air. May maples slipping into sleep seem more alive. For that is the irony: the onset of autumn exhorting the canyon to gather its energy for one final, defiant display. Sure, winter is coming. But autumn is here.

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Schools score high on academic index by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer This week’s release of the state’s annual Academic Performing Index (API) was good news for East County schools. Scores improved across the board, most in the double digits, including some increases as high as 32 points over last year’s rankings, all of which is gratifying to teachers and administrators. The API is the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1991. It measures the academic performance and growth of schools through a point-based system determined primarily by the results of the California Standards Test, the California High School Exit Exam and by graduation rates among students. An API score of 800 or better means that a school is meeting its academic requirements. The Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) had the highest gains at 778, a 32-point increase over last year’s scores, which showed double-digit losses due to a data snafu later confirmed by the California Department of Education. For OUESD Superintendent Rick Rogers, the reversal of his district’s API fortunes is sweet. “No doubt about it: we’re very pleased,” said Rogers of the district’s gains. “Not withstanding the errors in the state’s calculations

(last year), I’m very happy. As a district, it’s very good news, and particularly when you put into context what all the districts went through last year, it’s even more impressive.” Vickey Rinehart, Knightsen Elementary School District (KESD) superintendent, shared Rogers’ enthusiasm. Despite the district’s ongoing financial challenges, KESD’s API scores were up 26 points over last year, placing the district in the coveted 800-plus range with a ranking of 830. “How about that? Isn’t it marvelous?” said Rinehart. “We are so proud of the teachers and kids who have worked so hard, and now we’re seeing it really pay off. I was really proud of the Oakley folks, too, for their great progress. It shows how hard everyone is working.” The Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) also showed significant gains, improving from an API of 786 last year to 812 in 2009, an increase of 26 points. “This has been a real team effort and I’m very proud of all our schools,” said BUSD Superintendent Merrill Grant. “It’s a real testament to the parents and teachers and students that we can make a difference. It’s great news.” The Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) realized a 12-point increase see Scpres page 9A


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Scores from page 8A over last year’s API scores, rounding out at 735. LUHSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mary Vinciguera said she was pleased with the district’s increase: “We are definitely improving, and our goal is to continue improving.” The Antioch Unified School District saw more modest gains. Its 718 score was up three points over last year’s API of 715. While the API measures a school district’s academic progress, the AYP (Academic Yearly Progress) holds districts responsible for that growth. Enacted in 2002 under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, the AYP measures academic growth in all subgroups, including English learners, special education,

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socio-economic levels and race. Under AYP, all the subgroups must reach the same nationwide proficiency targets each year. If they don’t, the school district is placed on Program Improvement (PI) until it meets AYP standards. AYP guidelines were met by the Oakley, Knightsen and Bryon districts, allowing them to be taken off the PI program. AUSD, BUSD and LUHSD, however, remain on the PI status list. “It’s a lengthy process (the PI status) to get through it,” said Grant, whose Brentwood district is on the list for the first time despite its increase in API scores. “But we’ll do what needs to be done and meet the requirements.”

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Reading a history book is one thing; living history is another, which is why the fourth-grade classes at Oakley Elementary School are hastily working to raise funds needed to attend Gold Camp in October and get a unique, hands-on pioneer experience. “It’s a fabulous program,” said fourth-grade teacher Cindy Tumin. “Gold Camp allows the students to immerse themselves in the Gold Rush period, and that’s something we simply can’t replicate in class.” Budget cuts have caused the cancellation of many school field trips throughout the state, but Oakley Elementary decided to keep the trip to Gold Camp because the three-day/two-night excursion provides a valuable experience that students won’t find anywhere else. While at Gold Camp, located at the Old Oak Ranch Conference Center just outside Sonora, students mine for gold using the same tools the prospectors of the late 1840s used – gold pans, long toms and rocking cradles – and students keep the flakes of gold they find during their adventure as souvenirs. Students will also spend a day at historic Columbia State Park, where they’ll learn more about what life was like for California pioneers during the gold rush. Before they return to Oakley, the fourth-graders will make a stop at the Moaning Cavern to learn about rocks and

minerals, which the students have been studying as part of their science curriculum. The overnight field trip will cost each student $200, so the fourth-grade classes have been raising funds since the beginning of the school year. When the school first introduced the field trip a few years ago, classes went up to Sonora in March to coincide with the Gold Rush unit presented in class, but due to unstable weather, the school now visits the camp in the fall, when it’s warmer and less likely to rain. While the October date is more pleasurable weather-wise, it affords less time to raise the $12,000 for bus fair, meals, and room and board at the camp. Tumin said she’s hoping to take 60 students from Oakley Elementary’s three fourthgrade classes: “We want to make sure all students have the opportunity to go on this trip. Most families don’t have an extra $200 lying around these days, and we don’t want to ask parents to fork over all this money, so we’re hoping fundraisers will help limit the financial burden.” To help raise funds for the trip, fourthgraders are selling raffle tickets for a drawing that will take place on Sept. 25 during Oakley Elementary’s Family Day. The grand prize is a Nintendo Wii, but local restaurant gift cards, massage certificates and a Nintendo DSI are also up for grabs. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any Oakley Elementary fourth-grader or by calling the school at 925-625-7050. The fourth-graders will also host a car wash at Les Schwab Tires, located at 89 Carol Lane in Oakley, on Sept. 26.


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s flags fly at half-staff, students and staff of Delta Vista Middle School, along with officers from the Oakley Police Department, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and a fire crew from the Oakley Fire Department, gathered on the morning of Sept. 11 to honor and remember those lost in the attacks eight years ago. “It was truly the best 15 minutes I have spent in a long, long time,” said Assistant Principal Harvey Yurkovich. “It was a very moving event.”

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LUHSD College Night Students from the Liberty Union High School District will meet with more than 50 representatives from California universities, colleges and junior colleges, including military, private, independent and vocational colleges, on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage High School gymnasium in Brentwood.

The event features workshops on financial aid (in Spanish and English), NCAA sports, ACT vs. SAT testing, extended opportunities and services, scholarships, and the job market and college. For more information, call 925634-0037, ext. 6097 or e-mail snyderm@ libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

The event will be well-publicized. Proceeds from space rental will benefit scholarships for graduating seniors from Brentwood high schools. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For information call Lion Carolyn Sherfy at 516-7798 or Lion Past President Mike Morgan at 513-7280


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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” This previous weekend – interesting weather and all – I headed out on the infamous Delta for the fourth time in my entire life. After each adventure, after we dock the boat for the day and I’m driving home, I always think to myself, there is so much untapped land throughout this area. Certain pockets of the Delta’s canals are legally zoned as “rural areas”, and as such allow for special financing offers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These loans, known as USDA Home Loans, are very unique in that they are one of the only remaining ways to obtain 100% financing – that’s right, there is no down payment required. In theory, the government is allowing for the foundation in which this nation was built to stay alive. By offering low to moderate income families the ability to purchase new (constructed within the last 12 months), or existing (constructed more than 12 months ago) homes in cities that have a population of no more than 10,000, the spirit of the mid 1800’s is truly still alive. Certain areas with a population up to 25,000 can still be considered… each USDA Home Loan is run through the nationwide to system to see ensure

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the property is eligible. Either way, our local areas such as Knightsen, Bethel Island, and even parts of Discovery Bay are very much able to participate in this federally insured program. For this program, you don’t need to be a “first time home buyer” – you just need to be a “low- to moderateincome” buyer. If your annual income is less than $95,000 for a family of 1-4 people, or less than $125,400 for a family of more than 4 people, you may be able to take advantage of this 100% financing program. Mark Twain and Will Rogers alike shared a sentiment. As Twain stated, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Our current financial markets are in turmoil and constantly looking to rebound, however one thing is for sure, the value of land will rebound. With the Federal Government truly offering no money out of pocket purchasing, now could very well be the best time since Mark Twain’s death in 1910 to purchase a home! 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 cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

Lions from page 4A for the team, and it is reported that the team was called the Liberty Lions after the Lions Club. Other early projects included organizing a drive in 1939 to form the Brentwood Sanitation District in a joint effort with the American Legion to promote a state-of-the-art sewer system for the community. The Brentwood Lions also joined with the national organization to back a campaign to provide the blind with the white canes. Over the years the Lions have donated several hundred thousand dollars to Brentwood, collected and purchased hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses for children, and financed and supported vision correction for numerous children. They have supported 4-H entries in the county fair, supplied playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms and landscaping for Brentwood Park, and involved themselves in many of the community’s worthy projects. Brentwood Lions have supported the youth of the era, the schools, the library, the Scouts and the volunteer fire department. They have held Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties and Christmas parties for the local youth, purchased band uniforms and athletic uniforms, placed benches in the city park, and an endless list of other contributions to our community. Few old-timers can think of the Lions without remembering the wonderful Fourth of July Carnique held in the eucalyptus-covered Brentwood Park for many years. “Carnique” originated from the words carnival and barbeque. The event, which started at Le-

gion Hall, was moved to Brentwood Park in 1953 when Art Honegger was president and Ken Dwelley was chairman. The event was the Lions’ primary fundraiser until 1977. The Carnique featured food booths, game booths, a car raffle and entertainment. The day’s activities were capped off by a fireworks display ignited by Jack Adams. Over the years, the Carnique generated between $4,000 and $6,000 annually. These funds enabled the Lions to contribute to an endless list of service projects for our community. Early meeting places for the Lions included the Methodist Church, American Legion Hall, Rolando Inn, Borden Junction, the Continental Hotel, and the barn on the Maggiore Ranch. In 1971, the organization built the existing Lions Club community building on Walnut Boulevard, and it has been used for meetings, dances, political gatherings, wedding receptions, a polling place, and innumerable other purposes since then. The Brentwood Lions Club has left many footprints in the chapters of Brentwood’s history. The club continues to support community functions as well the Brown Bag and Food Pantry programs, East Contra Costa County Historical Society and the Nail House, a local yearly Smith Ranch Jamboree for Handicapped Children, and an annual fresh vegetable U-pick Day for the blind at Dwelley’s Ranch. The Lions remain a vital part of our community today. Kathy Leighton’s book on far East County history, “Footprints in the Sand,” is available through the East Contra Costa Historical Society and the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.

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Welcome home, angels Editor: To Jaycee and her children: So close, yet so far. I’m sorry, though many tried to sound the alarm, it wasn’t enough to bring you home and keep you from further harm. I remember that day in 1991 when innocently on your way to school you were taken from us. We prayed day and night for your safe return, until, like so many other missing angels, though never forgotten, our hopes slowly dwindled that we would ever find you. I knew it would take nothing short of a miracle to bring you back home. Thank God! Jaycee, we finally got our miracle. We never dreamed it would take 18 years to bring you back, but you and your beautiful daughters are home and truly free! Jaycee, I wish I could instantly erase all the pain and suffering you endured; though I know that’s not possible. I just want to say this: “We in the city of Antioch, and in cities all over the nation and world, believe in you.” Somehow God gave you an inner strength that was bigger than your inconceivable circumstances! Hold on, Jaycee. That strength will carry you through this very, very difficult and confusing time of your life. Take one moment at a time; one day at a time. Your family loves you unconditionally, and people around the world are cheering you on! Do not for a minute blame yourself for anything; you did nothing wrong! You did, however, do many things right. You brought two beautiful girls into this world when you were just a little girl yourself. You gave other missing angels and their families a renewed hope. You taught us to never, never give up praying, searching, and believing, even when it seems there is nothing left to believe in. You helped us as a community to take our eyes off ourselves and our circumstances – loss of jobs and homes – and focus and draw strength from the brave little girl, now young woman, who kept on hanging in and hanging on!

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In closing, on behalf of the citizens of Antioch and all people around the world, we will do everything we can to help re-build your lives, to give back what the locust has taken, and to give you the greatest miracle of all: love. You are our heroes! Welcome home, angels. You’re free, and home at last! Brenda Kaye Kinsel Antioch

Looking forward to building Web site Editor: I wanted to take a moment to thank the CSD Board for selecting our company, NIA Creative, to design and develop the Town’s new Web site. I know we will do a terrific job, and will deliver a site that the community will find helpful, informative and attractive. I also would like to respond to an article on the subject to clarify and expand on some of what was reported. We were invited to participate in the bidding process by CSD President Ray Tetreault. He also requested that other agencies participate in the process. Initially, we were one of three vendors who presented at a CSD meeting a few months ago. At that time, the board simply asked agencies to present their ideas, but we were not given much to go on in terms of specifics, nor were we given a set budget to work from. We discussed ballpark budget during our presentation, and our ballpark was similar to the budget presented by Digital Gear, the company that developed Oakley’s Web site; however, it is our understanding that Digital Gear uses a proprietary backend editor that would have required the town to have its site hosted by Digital Gear for the forseeable future. After the presentations, a subcommittee was formed to formally solicit bids from agencies, and we were included in that process along with other agencies/vendors. The RFP was brief, but provided enough information for us to put together a detailed, specific proposal describing the Web site we envisioned. We also included screenshots of numerous Web samples to demonstrate our quality and experience, and also to showcase the kind of site we would create for the town. Bids were received and reviewed by the subcommittee as well as the entire CSD Board. At the Aug. 19 CSD meeting, Director Murphy-Teixeira made all proposals available to the community in attendance, and encouraged the community to visit all agency Web sites, view their samples, contact the agencies via telephone and then provide feedback on that experience at the next CSD meeting. At the Sept. 2 CSD meeting, directors offered their thoughts and input, and the community was offered the same opportunity. Director Murphy-Teixeira commented that our proposal demonstrated that we were the most prepared – and after review-

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ing all proposals, I would definitely agree with that. I want to make it clear that despite Director Murphy-Teixeira’s request made at the Aug. 19 meeting, we never received a single call or e-mail from any member of the community to find out more about our plans for the site, or to confirm our experience. And no one in attendance at the Sept. 2 meeting questioned our ability. What was questioned was the process itself – which we simply participated in but did not orchestrate – and there were concerns voiced about the cost of the site, which is to be expected and is understandable. But when our proposal and portfolio is reviewed, the rationale for the associated budget is clear because all details about the site are spelled out; our proposal is not a boilerplate, the features of the site are fully described, and its relevance to the town is clear. The RFP specified that the site needed to be built with a WYSIWIG editor – our WYSIWIG is custom, yet not proprietary. There is no requirement to have us host the site, and all code is open-source. There are no license fees for use of the editor, and it is far more robust than WordPress, which was the “WYSIWIG” that was offered in NobleImage’s proposal (which was a lowerbudget Web site). WordPress is actually used to create blog sites, not to create the type of multi-faceted, feature-rich site that the town wanted, based on the criteria we were given in the RFP as well as comments made following the presentations made a few months back. Additionally, because our WYSIWIG is so easy to use, there will not be a need for an ongoing maintenance contract because town staff will be able to handle routine maintenance on its own. As such, while there is a higher cost up-front for the site, there will not be excessive monthly cost beyond basic hosting. Ultimately, the board decided that NIA was the right agency to build the town Web site. I encourage you to look at our Web site (www.niacreative.com) and check out our skillset and our online portfolio. We have won numerous awards and have a stack of letters of recommendation I would be happy to share with the community should there be any question that we are the right agency to develop the town’s Web site. Thanks for hearing me out, and we look forward to creating a Web site that exceeds the town’s expectations. Jennifer Finetti Discovery Bay

No Canal (for now) – but what about 2-Gates? Editor: Everyone in the Delta’s five counties plus environmentalists, Northern California boaters and the fishing industry are

ecstatic today about the current defeat of the Peripheral Canal (beaten down, not yet dead). The citizens of the Delta wrote letters to representatives and others. Discovery Bay mobilized through clubs and neighborhood e-mail lists to make sure their voices were heard. We received feedback and encouraging responses from all my legislators: Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblyperson Joan Buchanan, Congressman Jerry McNerney and Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Peipho, who worked tirelessly to defeat the Peripheral Canal. The canal’s defeat last week in Sacramento means that the rush to destroy the Delta has been slowed down. And that there is hope on the horizon that more reasonable, rational minds will persevere and bring about a balanced approach to the state’s water needs. An approach that will not include a Peripheral Canal. A canal that would destroy the Delta to send water elsewhere. It was an amazing effort by all of the Delta legislators. Thank you, thank you, thank you! But there is still the immediate, looming threat of the 2-Gates Project (falsely named the “2-Gate Fish Protection Project”), which we fear will be installed before we know it. I’m talking about the two gates that are to be installed on Old River and Connection Slough. Even though these gates pose major concerns to our Delta and the citizens who live here such as: • Environmental and water concerns: The gates “purported” purpose to “save the Delta smelt” has been rejected by environmentalists and fish experts. The 2-Gates Project’s sole purpose is to keep salt from getting into the Tracy pumps in order to allow additional water extraction from the Delta. In addition to the Tracy pumps, which are already destroying water quality and fish habitats by bringing salt levels upstream past Antioch, there are four new EBMUD pumps about to be turned on near Freeport (mouth of the Sacramento River), which will only exacerbate the problem. If salt intrusion is allowed to come as far up as Old River, and hence require the need for salinization gates, that will be a disaster for the Delta and the communities that rely on the Delta’s salt-free water for drinking water and agriculture. • Safety concerns for boaters: The 2-Gates pose real safety risks to boaters because they are going to be installed in key, heavily-boated waterways in the Southern Delta. Besides the direct risk to boaters trying to navigate through these narrow, shallow areas, the gates will block the primary path of rescue operations for the sheriffs and Coast Guard. see Letters page 15A


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Letters from page 13A • Impact on the levees: There has not been sufficient data provided to alleviate concerns that the 2-Gates will not cause floods and levee damage. • Impact to our local economy: The location of the 2-Gates will impact the Delta communities and residents. The local economies rely on boaters to come to this area from all of Northern California – and related services. Which in turn drives the economy and our housing values. Again, thanks to our local and state legislators. Plus Sen. Lois Wolk, www. RestoreTheDelta.org, www.CalSport.org, and other groups for your efforts defeating the Peripheral Canal bills. That was an extremely important effort ! But please don’t stop now. Spending $29 million putting these two gates in key boating waterways is the wrong approach and continues down the path of destroying the Delta and impacting its citizens. We need actions which assure that the water supply and water quality of the Delta will be protected, not gates to block the salt intrusion which would not be occurring if the Delta were being properly managed. We need to stop the 2-Gates Project now! Jan McCleery Discovery Bay

Are you kidding me? Editor: I am normally not one to sound off in a public forum, but last week’s article

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on the town Web site was enough to motivate anybody. I admit I was not at the Sept. 2 CSD meeting, so I hope something was missing in the description of town’s hiring of a Web designer to “revamp” the town Web site. Based on the information provided in the article, including quotes from the CSD officers and committee members, it appears to me that blatant cronyism was the basis for selection of NIA Creative. I had to re-read the part about NIA being selected not with the lowest bid, but with the highest bid! Higher by 300 percent of the next lowest bid! Justification was provided by officers and committee members: “The proposals were decent. We’re not specialists,” “I didn’t get the feeling these were hard numbers … they come to the meetings a lot … it was that ‘pop,’” and “… they are here, they are local.” Are you kidding me? This is how you justify spending an extra $17,000, and exceeding the budget by $3,500? I have been responsible for preparing RFPs and selecting contractors in the private world for many years. I have also selected the highest bidder on occasion because of their expertise, personal experience with them, or job specifics. But never have I chosen the highest bidder when the bidders are in completely different ballparks. I would have lost my job for either incompetence or corruption. If you don’t even know what you will be getting or if these are “hard

numbers,” how can you justify spending so much extra money? How special does the town Web site need to be? Is the town actually selling something? Long-term investment in what? Why does a company that does its work over the Internet need to be local? It makes me wonder: if the board is willing to make a decision like this on a relatively small town expenditure, how are decisions on projects like road work and landscaping made? CSD, you have lost credibility on this one. Scott Vickers Discovery Bay

Against the grain of green Editor: I have been reading about the Knox Lane project and have a comment for our City Council: Where did you find your expert that stated that owls never had a habitat in that area? I have property on Live Oak Avenue and over the last 25 years we have had owls on or near our property. I also have an owl that lives somewhere near my Madeira Court property, as I have heard it hooting in the early morning. I like owls and find hearing them a joy. It seems to me that the council does not care about the fact that Seeno has absolutely no regard for the environment. It cuts down trees, destroys frog and salamander habitats, and now owl habitats, with only a “whoops” as its excuse. Another thing the council seems to forget is that people spend most of their

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lives saving for their homes, and for the council to allow more houses per acre than is in the area devalues these properties. That is totally unfair, and something council members would not want for their own homes. Our City Council proclaims that it wants Oakley to be a green city. How – by destroying trees, overcrowding homes and destroying animal habitats? Priscilla Ladeira Oakley

Action, not ‘answers’ Editor: Many people in Oakley believe the City Council is not responsive to concerns and objections brought up by citizens, who elected the council members to represent them. The council meeting of Sept. 8 is an excellent example. Numerous Oakley residents object to the design of the proposed Seeno Homes development on Knox Lane, which crowds 34 smaller homes on “flag lots” in an area of existing large rural lots, in violation of the city’s residential design guidelines. A large number of citizens came to the meeting and presented a focused discussion of their objections to this development. In a strong showing of public support, over 400 petitioned signatures were submitted in support of the citizens’ request for a two-month delay in project approval, to allow more time to achieve see Letters page 16A


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Letters from page 15A significant design changes. Part way through the proceedings, it was obvious the council had already decided to ignore the citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; input and approve the project. Council members then framed the issue differently, promising to answer all the citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questions prior to final approval four weeks henceforth. It is obvious that residents objecting to the project as proposed do not want questions answered by staff and council â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they want the project stopped and re-designed. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tactic of promising to answer questions while ignoring the underlying objections to the project was an insult to the intelligence of all concerned citizens in attendance. Donald E. Scheer Oakley

Socialized medicine not the answer Editor: This is in response to the letter from Louise Jenson in the Opinion section of the Sept. 4 edition of The Press. She stated that she has had plenty of personal experience with the Canadian health care system and related how well the system works. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what part of Canada she lived in, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing it was not in British Columbia. My relatives live in Vancouver, B.C. and they absolutely hate the Canadian system. They have to wait to see a specialist, and they have been told that they cannot have the operation or treatment they need.

They and many other Canadians come down to the U.S. for medical care because they cannot get good care in Canada. I get the same kind of information from my relatives in London, England who tell about very long delays and rationed care. I believe we need health care reform, but I do not believe socialized medicine is the answer. In fact, I am certain it is not. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. They have had many years to get it right, and they are both broke. Take a look at some other government-run businesses. The U.S. Postal Service, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the war on poverty are just some examples. All are broke. Just this year, almost a trillion dollars were committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009. It shows no sign of working. It has ballooned the size of government, yet we are still in a deep recession with unemployment still on the increase. We have not seen the final legislation yet, but if the â&#x20AC;&#x153;government optionâ&#x20AC;? is included, it will cost over $1.3 trillion over the next few years. Where is this money going to come from? Every Americanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the current national debt is almost $40,000. Just the interest on our national debt is over $1 billion a day. This figure is projected to double in the next five years. I would like someone to tell me just how and when we are going to pay this money back. Gordon Lyster Discovery Bay


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included a dunking booth for 4-year-old Aaron Tanner, who is awaiting a heart and kidney transplant, and Ally Jenkins, the Freedom High School freshman who recently underwent a double lung trans-

plant. “It was a really nice weekend,” said Nosanchuck. “We didn’t have any trouble and everyone just seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a good event.”

of the area you are proposing the legislation without hearing them,” he said. Also expressing cautious optimism is Jim Cox, president of the West Delta Chapter of the California Striped Bass Association, which is based in Antioch. Cox runs sport fishing charters on the Delta and Bay, and has seen a significant decline in salmon, striped bass and sturgeon, which he believes began with the increased shipments of Delta water south 20 years ago. “I think the failure to pass the (water) bills is definitely a victory for us that have been trying to preserve the ecology of the Delta,” he said. “This is probably the first round (of what) will probably be a long fight. The governor (Schwarzenegger) seems to have a history of: if he can’t get it one way he will do it another. I am sure there will be another attempt at it.” Some of the 200 members of his chapter plan to attend a Delta workshop in Brentwood this Saturday, Sept. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to gain public input on the state-sponsored Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which includes provisions for a possible peripheral canal. More information is available online at www.baydeltaconservationplan.com.

last updated in July. Oakley’s recreation office also provides a signup sheet for text message alerts about upcoming events. Another action item presented to the council to increase youth involvement is the expansion of the Oakley Youth Advisory Council, whose primary goal is to advise city leaders and staff on topics that affect local youth. The youth council currently has 11 members, but Bruno suggested increasing the number to 21 to encourage more participation on the part of middle school students. She also said the youth council would like to be more involved at City Council meetings, and that the youth council has requested a city councilmember report to the advisory council to help it get a better understanding of what’s going on in the city.

Other goals presented to the council included a need for more art classes for teens – since art programs are being cut in local schools – and a need for more events that are accessible to all Oakley youth, regardless of ethnicity, race, culture, physical ability, language, sexual orientation or religious belief. Mayor Carol Rios said she is proud of the strides the youth programs have made in the past 10 years and hopes the goals laid out in the master plan will only help improve what Oakley has to offer. Councilman Bruce Connelley agreed: “This is a very important program and it’s come a long way. You know, it isn’t like when us old people up here were kids – it was a whole different atmosphere and

programs like this are even more important today.” Jim Frazier, who stated for the record that he isn’t a senior citizen just yet, said the smiles on kids’ faces in the photos from recent community events such as the Cityhood Celebration in July are testaments to how much these programs mean to local youth, and urged the council as a whole to find ways to be involved to help the programs continue to succeed. Now that the master plan has been approved, city staff and the youth council will begin to work toward achieving the outlined goals and report back to the City Council at a later date. For more information about the Oakley Youth Advisory Council, visit www. myspace.com/oakleyyouth.

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Mother Nature’s spectacular fireworks display might have cooled off the temperatures, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 6,000 celebrants at last weekend’s 20th Oakley Almond Festival. “I think the lack of heat really helped things,” said Steven Nosanchuck, Oakley Chamber of Commerce president and festival organizer. “The food vendors said they were busy all weekend and that the crowds were steady. I have to say I’m pleased with how it all turned out.” A rare lightning storm late Friday night brought a few showers to the festival’s Saturday morning parade, but clear skies prevailed the rest of the weekend enhanced by cool and breezy temperatures – a pleasant contrast for an event that’s typically unpleasantly warm. The weekend festival featured more than 50 booths operated by local food and gift vendors, plus live music, a bakeoff and a carnival. Proceeds from Friday night’s carnival gate sales – totaling $1,000 – went to benefit the Make-a-Wish-Foundation. Other fundraisers at the festival

Youth from page 1A more involved.” Councilwoman Pat Anderson agreed that using existing network sites might be the best way to engage the community youth. “I’m in favor of Webcasting and doing little videos that you can load up on YouTube,” Anderson said. “That’s easy to do and the kids love making two to three minute (videos) … and little audio clips and snippets. Kids love to do that; it’s easy to produce, it’s very effective, and it can go on your ‘Spacebook.’ I like saying that because that covers everything.” Bruno informed the council that the Oakley Recreation Department does have a MySpace account that includes 81 “friends,” but at press time the site was

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Judges enjoy doing their duty during the Almond Festival bake-off at last weekend’s Almond Festival.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0026377 Title Order No. 09-8081570 Investor/Insurer No. 372087434 APN No. 055-060-017-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LUCAS M ABAO, AND SUSAN J ABAO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 11/01/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0351719-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5085 MESA RIDGE DR, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any

incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $400,548.16. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 06/10/2009 RECONTRUST

COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3262350 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4810 BELFORD PEAK WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $569,952.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with

interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 06/04/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3262439 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DENNIS G. ZROUT A MARRIED MAN AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/04/2007 and recorded 04/11/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0105125-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1182 RED LEAF WAY, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $436,203.82. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will

accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 06/10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3262395 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0027075 Title Order No. 09-8082991 Investor/Insurer No. 114482358 APN No. 072-330-044-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LIAN MILLWARD, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 01/10/2007 and recorded 01/19/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0017387-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0026623 Title Order No. 09-8082836 Investor/Insurer No. 1703565437 APN No. 096-140-054-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as


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Freedom’s Ysabel Cabreira sinks a putt on the second hole as a Deer Valley player looks on in their match on Bethel Island last week. Photo by Dave Roberts

it’s quiet on the Bethel Island course. Golf is by far the quietest high school sport and perhaps the most sportsmanlike. Players (at least the girl players) regularly compliment a good shot made by an opponent. Six players from each school compete, paired in three foursomes, with usually the two best players from each team in the first foursome. As the first two groups played the 150yard par three third hole, Boden talked about what it’s been like to make the transition to the rural course after the comparatively posh Shadow Lakes, where they were ensconced due to one of the owners also being the father of one of the Freedom players.

“I have nothing but nice things to say about Shadow Lakes staff,” he said. “I developed a really close working relationship with them. They catered to just about every need we had in golf. But their corporate office made some decisions and changed some of their policies. It had a negative effect on us in the sense that we had to leave. Knowing your course is a lot of the game. A tough home course can be a huge advantage against some schools. “I feel quite blessed that Bethel Island stepped up and offered the course and is hosting. We are trying to work out the kinks in terms of communication with golf staff.

They are very open with letting me run my golf program out here, which is nice.” While Shadow Lakes is a much more difficult course, Bethel Island has its own challenges. For example, the greens are a lot harder, so it’s more difficult to get an approach shot to stick on the green. On the third hole the girls were attempting to land their balls a few yards in front of the green and run them up on the putting surface. But Maddison LeRoy’s tee shot landed on the cart path on the right side of the fairway, forcing her to take a drop. She dumped her next shot into the bunker, then came out too hard, landing on the other side of the green far past the hole. “It’s a completely different style of golf course,” said Boden. “At Shadow Lakes the greens were very, very large. The greens are much like the fairways here. Getting a ball to land and stick out here is difficult. Basically it’s learning to play your home course. There’s no (home) advantage. We are learning just like our opponents are.” Freedom’s team does, however, have one big advantage this year: the return of three qualifiers in last year’s NCS playoffs: LeRoy, Ysabel Cabreira and Miranda Herman. Cabreira finished first for Freedom with a 42 on the first nine holes, which is all that they play, coming in second overall. LeRoy finished with 47. The loss dropped Freedom to 2-1 on the season while Deer Valley remained undefeated at 3-0.


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In loving memory of my father akley resident Stanley “Bud” Vengley left us to be in heaven on Sept. 1. He is survived by his son, Stan “Biff” Vengley (Nicole); grandchildren, Zachary, Connor, Bret and Brenna Vegley; and sister, Alice Washington (Gomer). He enjoyed his time with family and loved to fish. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. We love you, Dad.

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Antioch chiropractor Dr. Michael Pound, author of the upcoming book “The Power of Positive Stress,” has developed a unique solution to a growing problem among Americans. Pound uses golden coins to motivate people to change their perception of stress, and his method is gaining momentum as companies recognize the need to relieve the stress their employees experience. Long commutes, increasing consumer debt and the threat of illnesses such as swine flu are creating a sense of anxiety in many hardworking Americans. As a result, Pound has seen an increase in stress-related aches and pains in his chiropractic practice. And as new unemployment numbers come out, more people are worried that things could continue to get worse. That negative frame of mind, according to Pound, needs to change: “People spend too much of their lives worrying about things they have no control over, and worrying often leads to more serious problems down the road, including aches and pains, sickness and even depression. The solution is to retrain the mind and body to focus on positive stressors that encourage growth and progression.” Pound uses golden coins as an incentive for participants in his workshops on stress. Once participants have completed the workshop, which teaches exercises to ease tension and negative stress, they receive a golden

challenge coin, reminding them to stay focused on things that matter. “One of the first things that people cut back on during tough times is their health, said Pound. “Yet health care is one of the industries that usually has an increase in demand during recessions, due to increased illness and injuries. The reality is: there is no bailout plan when it comes to your health. Your body is one thing you cannot afford to ignore.” As a service to the community, Pound will be giving away 10 golden coins to the first 10 people to RSVP and attend his presentation “Recession-proof Your Life” at the Oakley Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited, so prospective participants should call 925-754-1727. Pound’s practice, located in the Rivertown business district in Antioch, offers a variety of therapeutic techniques to treat patients suffering from back and neck pain. In addition to chiropractic care, Pound offers workshops and is available for group and company presentations. For busy individuals, Pound offers a priority appointment club for which no appointment is necessary and treatments are quick and efficient. To learn more about Pound and his treatment methods, go to www.chirocareclinics.com. To schedule a no-obligation consultation, call 925-754-1727.


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Caring volunteers Those who have one to three hours each week to devote to a senior living in their community are invited to become a Caring Hands volunteer with John Muir Health. The vision of Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program is to promote independence and enhance the quality of life of the aging population in our community through meaningful, one-on-one relationships with caring volunteers. The services provided by Caring Hands volunteers include friendly visiting and companionship, transportation to medical appointments and other needed services, and running errands such as grocery shopping. Since 1998, Caring Hands has attempted to meet a remarkable and growing need for vol-

unteer services throughout the county. Statistics for Contra Costa County reveal that during the period from 1990 to 2010, the 85+ age group has increased by 237 percent. In addition, statistics for the same period indicate that nearly 155,000 people will join the 55+ population – more than one in four households will potentially need the kind of assistance Caring Hands provides. To learn more about how you can experience the reward of shining some light into a local senior’s life, pre-register for the Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program training class, held Friday, Sept. 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An orientation/interview is required by Sept. 18. Call 925-952-2999 or visit www. johnmuirhealth.com/caring_hands.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-02783-3 CA Loan No. 0021084587 Title Order No. 090410699-CA-MSI APN 012-282-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 1, 2009, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 22, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0086900-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: ROSE MARY STOUFFER, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of MULTICORP INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1233 WOODSIDE DR, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $375,515.72 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: September 11, 2009 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247- 2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Stephanie Alonzo Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap. com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3232486 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/- 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009

sociation, 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): RICHARD J HARVEY AND RUTH E HARVEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20070254449-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/1/2009 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: $510,176.47 The purported property address is: 1204 TARTARIAN COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 017-440- 008-5 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 AMTRUST BANK 1111 Chester Avenue CLEVELAND OH 44114 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 8/28/2009 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# 3244377 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009

Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 172 174 W 10TH ST PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 085-226- 014 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $110,123.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 9/17/2009 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# 3249443 09/18/2009, 09/- 25/2009, 10/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

the real property described above is purported to be: 1510 GAMAY CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-561-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $397,561.71. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 08/30/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3227289 09/04/2009, 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005504-00 The name of the business (es): S.L.B. Construction Located at: 3036 Carey Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steve L. Bednarz, 3036 Carey Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/3/09. Signature of registrant: Steve L. Bednarz This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 3, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005593-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Children’s Chorus Located at: 809 2nd Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P. O. Box 1342, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alexis G. Froehlich, 978 Whitehall Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jack R. Vincak This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 4, 11,18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006007-00 The name of the business (es): Randy’s Pool ResQ Located at: 2296 Star Lilly Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Randy Engleman, 2296 Star Lilly 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: Randy Engleman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 21, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: August 21, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: September 11,18, 25, October 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005811-00 The name of the business (es): HELPING HAND PARTNERS Located at: 14 NARCISSUS COURT In: DANVILLE, CA 94506 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT RATAZAK, 14 NARCISSUS COURT, DANVILLE, CA 94506. 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: ROBERT RATAZAK This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 14, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015000257 Title Order No.: 090389385 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/04/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/10/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0044061-00 of official records in the office of the County

Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DANA WILSON AND CECILY RILEY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/01/- 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2325 EL MONTE DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-210-024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $464,945.25. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 09/05/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001- 9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3234799 09/11/2009, 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005548-00 The name of the business (es): Promote It All; Our Wine Your Way Located at: 2418 Yosemite Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian Ramsey, 2418 Yosemite Way, 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: Brian Ramsey This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 4, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 4, 11,18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005856-00 The name of the business (es): The Loan Modification Law Group Located at: 277 La Espiral Road In: Orinda, CA 94563 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert D. Stratmore, 277 La Espiral Road, Orinda, CA 94563. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/17/09. Signature of registrant: Robert D. Stratmore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: August 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005913-00 The name of the business (es): Calstar Construction Group Located at: 2591 Virginia Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Claymon Gene Martin, 2591 Virginia 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: Claymon Gene Martin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 19, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: August 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Eliazar Hernandez, 631 Chester Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elia Ayleen Hernandez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1428 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Eliazar Hernandez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Eliazar Hernandez to Proposed Name: Elia Ayleen Hernandez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indi-

cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/20/09 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: August 25, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005916-00 The name of the business (es): AJ NORELL DESIGN Located at: 4004 REGATTA DRIVE In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ANTHONY J. NORELL, 4004 REGATTA DRIVE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/19/09. Signature of registrant: ANTHONY J. NORELL This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 19, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006114-00 The name of the business (es): Insight Property Advisors; Hitcher Enterprises; Insight Property Consultants; Insight Real Estate Advisors Located at:720 Trent Terrace In: Danville, CA 94506 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James R. Hitcher, 720 Trent Terrace, Danville, CA 94506. 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: James R. Hitcher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 26, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 4, 11,18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006455-00 The name of the business (es): Rapid Transporter Located at: 3517 Camino Diablo In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 643, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steven Scott Lucena and Belinda Lucena, 3517 Camino Diablo, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Steve Lucena This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:September 9, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006375-00 The name of the business (es): ALTA VISTA REALTY GROUP Located at: 204 G STREET In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ELSA I. JARAMILLO, 4548 COVE LANE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514-1300; RONALD L. GARCIA, 2409 COVELITE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 945317723 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: RONALD L. GARCIA This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 4, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 4, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006492-00 The name of the business (es): Accel Mechanical Located at: 750 Charmstone Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kurt John Hugger, 4681 Frontenal Park Court, Fremont, CA 94538; Keith Gregory Lucia, 750 Charmstone Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Keith Lucia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 10, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015000394 Title Order No.: 090400074 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/13/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/23/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0055925-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ERIC LOVE AND CAROL A. LOVE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CA-

SHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/01/- 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 901 CHIANTI WAY, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-342-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $446,201.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 09/10/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001- 9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3239131 09/11/2009, 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006301-00 The name of the business (es): FORTUNE SILVER CO. Located at: 2235 ALDERBROOK WAY In: PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LIHUA XIAO; CHUEN PIU LAU, 2235 ALDERBROOK WAY, PITTSBURG, CA 94565. 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:Lihua Xiao This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 2, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: September 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006459-00 The name of the business (es): HARDCASTLE’S RV CENTER Located at: 1189 MAIN STREET In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): HARDCASTLE’S RV CENTER, INC.. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Last renewal in 2004 N/ A. Signature of registrant: DOUNG HARDCASTLE, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006031-00 The name of the business (es): FLYING DUTCH BIZ; ENERGY UNLIMITED. BIZ Located at: 2891 OREGOLD LANE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Deborah Dutcher, 2891 Oregold Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed aboveon: 8/19/09. Signature of registrant: Deborah Dutcher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 24, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: August 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006363-00 The name of the business (es): T N T Hauling Services Located at: 1808 Roberts Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Todd Stephen Foster, 860 Nicholas Court, Brentwood, CA 94513; Marshall Wallace Haverty, 1808 Roberts Court, Concord, CA 94521 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Todd S. Foster This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 4, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: September 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-198024-CH YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/20/- 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 state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings as-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-204358-C Loan No. 0047856331 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: JESUS AYALA, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 12/20/2007 as Instrument No. 20070342881-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090015000313 Title Order No.: 090393006 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/- 20/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/29/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0497056-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: WILLIS DOLAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/01/- 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2201 LEMONTREE WAY UNIT 1, ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94509 APN#: 074-342-009 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $168,677.14. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 09/11/2009 ASAP# 3240558 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090134002221 Title Order No.: 101011 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/29/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/07/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0214582-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: STEVEN L. HATTON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/24/2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-276625-TC YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/18/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): HOWARD KEMP A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0240812-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 24/2009 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: $1,044,383.99 The purported property address is: 3800 VALLEY OAK DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 011-281005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/2/2009 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# 3230550 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2336 INDIAN SPRINGS CT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945134120. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $883,139.57. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 29/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3244679 09/04/2009, 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0062954 Title Order No. 09-8184566 Investor/Insurer No. 093712810 APN No. 007-400- 005-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARIA RAHMAN, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., dated 05/25/2005 and recorded 06/02/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0198097-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/- 24/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 423 DEL MONTE COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $547,320.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 12/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3245728 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3245777 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 AMENDED NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Brian N. Chase, Esq. (SBN: 154439), Law Offices of Brian N. Chase, 2815 Mitchell Drive, Ste. 104, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (925) 472-0117 ATTORNEY FOR: Mary Borisch and Sherri Grosenick SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: MARY BORISCH AND SHERRI GROSENICK FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1358 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MARY BORISCH AND SHERRI GROSENICK filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mary Jean Lenore Borisch to Proposed Name: Mary Jean Lenore Borick Present Name: b. Sherri Lynn Grosenick to Proposed Name: Sherri Lynn Borick Present Name: c. Grayson Michael Josef Grosenick to Proposed Name: Grayson Michael Josef Borick Present Name: d. Emmerson Mary Taite Borick to Proposed Name: Teagan Mary Taite Borick 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/27/09 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: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: September 4, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0073646 Title Order No. 09-8213784 Investor/Insurer No. 1706938982 APN No. 019- 530-007-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOVAN MANALO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/18/2008 and recorded 05/06/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0099329-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/- 24/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2687 PRESIDIO DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135609. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $419,072.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust,

advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 03/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3245752 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amanda Jean De La Cruz, 200 Meadowcreek Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amanda Jean De La Cruz FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1467 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amanda Jean De La Cruz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amanda Jean De La Cruz (AKA) Amanda Jean Cole to Proposed Name: Amanda Jean Cole 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date:11/02/ 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: September 2, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090134001792 Title Order No.: 20960443 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/19/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/25/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0412438-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KRISTINE D. HIGHLAND, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/08/2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8 WIGHTMAN COURT, ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94509 APN#: 071-061-009-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $349,963.65. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 09/18/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3261089 09/18/2009, 09/- 25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT:Jericho Victor S. Gaerlan YOU ARE BEING SUED Petitioner’s Name is: MA. Theresa Cherry G. Gaerlan CASE NUMBER: MSD 09- 02387 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Sum-

mons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. CASE NUMBER: MSD 09- 02387 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA-COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE STREET, P.0. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: MA. Theresa Cherry G. Gaerlan 2360 Cobalt Lane Brentwood, CA 94513 DATE: July 7, 2009 Clerk, by: M. Olson, Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-202816-C Loan No. 0042839720 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/10/2006. 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: PEDRO DEL TORO, A MARRIED MAN Recorded 5/16/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0153790-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/ 9/2009 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: 2021 DENNIS DR ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 068-062- 017 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $371,717.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 9/8/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3240644 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0049514 Title Order No. 09-8149254 Investor/Insurer No. 1103646698 APN No. 051- 344-011-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: IGNACIO BAUTISTA AND MAGALI BAUTISTA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/19/2006 and recorded 12/28/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0413201-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said

Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2813 CASHEW STREET, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $431,252.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 18/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3251965 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sarah Marie Young, 1812 Piper Ridge Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sarah Marie Young FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1418 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sarah Marie Young filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sarah Marie Young to Proposed Name: Sarah Eden Young 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/23/09 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: August 25, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005743-00 The name of the business (es): Gold Scissor’s Located at: 4532 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maria Chavoya, 2610 Sunset Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Maria Chavoya This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 12, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 12, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006232-00 The name of the business (es): Diablo Lock and Key Located at: 562 Stanwick Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Still, 562 Stanwick 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: 8/31/09. Signature of registrant: David Still This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: August 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006034-00 The name of the business (es): Paisley Located at: 3329 Bear Ridge Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Julie Evans, 3329 Bear Ridge Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Julie Evans This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 24, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: August 24, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: September 11,18, 25, October 2, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0076330 Title Order No. 08-8287430 Investor/Insurer No. 114169733 APN No. 019-780- 047-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DANIEL BOYLE, AND SHANNON BOYLE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/- 22/2005 and recorded 09/29/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0371879- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/- 24/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0050800 Title Order No. 09-8154707 Investor/Insurer No. 144207338 APN No. 007-320- 014-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/28/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: EFRAIN V RAMIREZ, dated 08/28/2006 and recorded 09/06/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0282017-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 576 PEARSON DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135624. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $616,145.47. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 24/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3260795 09/18/2009, 09/25/- 2009, 10/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0059695 Title Order No. 09-8-178033 Investor/Insurer No. 1700491790 APN No. 016- 300-175-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/28/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: AZMY S. SOUWEHA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 12/28/2005 and recorded 12/30/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0499818-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/24/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1387 KUBICEK WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $348,136.27. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1209969-02 APN: 035- 562-001 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8494 REF: Solis, Raul IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 24, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 01, 2009, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0274012-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Raul Solis An Unmarried Man and Ruben Solis A Single Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1551 Gamay Cir. Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $327,999.26. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: MonFri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 26, 2009. (R-256594 09/11/09, 09/18/- 09, 09/25/09) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009

expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 8/28/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3231403 09/- 04/2009, 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-02997 Loan No. 70168349 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: WILLIAM E BRADLEY JR, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust recorded 6/2/2005 as Instrument No. 20050197851-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 9/24/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $505,744.29 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5350 SELLERS AVE OAKLEY, California 94561 A.P.N #.: 020-050-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 08/- 22/09 Western Progressive, LLC as Trustee by Law Offices of Les Zieve, as agent 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 or www. lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 Tai Alailima, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ASAP# 3237589 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-202906-C Loan No. 0040400111 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. 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: DOMINIC CULLEN and SHAUNEEN CULLEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 8/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0298925-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/9/2009 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: 619 HEATHROW DR OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 034-330- 044 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $498,340.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 9/9/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine GomezSchwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3252386 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

PAGE 411, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: A PORTION OF LOT 5, BLOCK 2, OF “WEST OAKLEY ADDITION” AS SHOWN ON THE MAP FILED ON DECEMBER 5, 1922 IN BOOK 18 OF MAPS AT PAGE 411, RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID “WEST OAKLEY ADDITION: AT THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 5 AND 6 OF BLOCK 2; THENCE, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING ALONG SAID COMMON LINE, EST. 16.50 FEET TO A POINT ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 16.50 FEET EAST, MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES FROM THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS OF ADLINE JEWEL TURNER AS DESCRIBED IN THE INSTRUMENT RECORDED DECEMBER 12, 1975 IN BOOK 7709 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS AT PAGE 955, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, THENCE, ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE, NORTH 90.00 FEET; THENCE, NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 10.00 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90’cb’9a00’00”, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 15.71 FEET TO A POINT OF CUSP AT THE SOUTH LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 4; THENCE, TANGENT TO SAID CURVE, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 4, WEST, 26.50 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID “WEST OAKLEY ADDITION,” THENCE, ALONG SAID WEST LINE, SOUTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AS DEEDED TO CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN BOOK 10465, PAGE 153, RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1981. AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA FROM FRANCINE MARQUIS, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE MICHELOTTI FAMILY TRUST OF 1981 “B” AND ROBERT A. DAL PORTO AND DONALD J. DAL PORTO BY GRANT DEED DATED OCTOBER 19, 1999, AND RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1999 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 1999- 0329494-00; AND FURTHER CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA FROM CAREY MITOSINKA BY INTERSPOUSAL TRANSFER DEED DATED DECEMBER 14, 1999, AND RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1999 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 1999- 0329495-00; AND FURTHER CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA TRUSTEE OF THE LYNNDA MITOSINKA SEPARATE PROPERTY TRUST DATED AUGUST 26, 2004 FROM LYNNDA MITOSINKA BY TRUST TRANSFER QUIT CLAIM DEED DATED JULY 3, 2007, AND RECORDED JULY 17, 2007 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 2007- 0206754-00. A.P.N.: 035-111-003- 6; 035-111-007-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. ‘e2ÄÉ Requirements of California Civil Code section 2923.52 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided for or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: September 09, 2009 W.T. CAPITAL LENDER SERVICES 7522 North Colonial Avenue, Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 222- 4644 Sale Status Line (714) 730- 2727 http://www.fidelityasap.com Debra Berg, Senior Vice President ASAP# 3261402 09/18/2009, 09/- 25/2009, 10/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $328,390.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 9/17/2009 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# 3249119 09/18/2009, 09/- 25/2009, 10/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-176882-C Loan No. 0427661053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/8/2006. 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: DON C. GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND GAYLE E. GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 3/21/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0085509-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/9/2009 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: 499 ANVILWOOD DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 035-361-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $269,833.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 9/10/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3259553 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-201584-C Loan No. 0359185240 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: MARTIN GUZMAN AND LUPE GUZMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 7/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0280060-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/25/2009 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: 317 LORENZ DRIVE OAKLEY, California

94561-0000 APN #: 035-472-016 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $359,749.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 8/26/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3224039 09/- 04/2009, 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

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# 3238917 09/04/2009, 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0079679 Title Order No. 09-8225770 Investor/Insurer No. 1701978696 APN No. 095- 241-001-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: EULALIO L SALVE JR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/17/2006 and recorded 07/25/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0233791-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 197 EAST TRIDENT DRIVE, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $400,508.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3252361 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005980-00 The name of the business (es): JDS ENGINEERING Located at: 1150 BROOKDALE DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 762, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JOHN DAVID SHOEMAKER, P.E., 1150 BROOKDALE 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: John David Shoemaker This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: August 20, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: August 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006272-00 The name of the business (es): Save Green Distribution Located at: 4740 Spinnaker Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Donald Arthur Davis and Barbara Lisa Davis, 4740 Spinnaker 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: Donald A. Davis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 1, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: September 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-183129-C Loan No. 0307727396 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/9/2006. 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 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: JOSE MURGUIA and MARIA OSORNIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 10/23/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0338381-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/25/2009 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: 1667 BILLECI AVE PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 073-122- 003 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $387,866.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 09-8920-01 Loan No.: 0261982523-18 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/7/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Original Trustor(s): Lynnda Mitosinka, Trustee of the Lynnda Mitosinka Separate Property Trust dated August 26, 2004 Duly Appointed Trustee: WT Capital Lender Services Recorded 3/12/- 2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0053567-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREETS), MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $508,537.26 Estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 3361 & 3373 Main Street, Oakley, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1 THE WEST 25 FEET OF LOTS 2 AND 9, AND ALL OF LOTS 3 AND 8 IN BLOCK 2 AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP ENTITLED, “WEST OAKLEY ADDITION, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CAL.” WHICH MAP WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ON DECEMBER 5, 1922 IN VOLUME 18 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 411. AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA FROM FRANCINE M. MARQUIS, TRUSTEE MICHELOTTI FAMILY TRUST OF 1981 BY GRANT DEED DATED DECEMBER 10, 1999, AND RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1999 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 1999- 0329489-00; AND FURTHER CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA FROM CAREY MITOSINKA BY INTERSPOUSAL TRANSFER DEED DATED DECEMBER 10, 1999, AND RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1999 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 1999- 0329490-00; AND FURTHER CONVEYED TO LYNNDA MITOSINKA TRUSTEE OF THE LYNNDA MITOSINKA SEPARATE PROPERTY TRUST DATED AUGUST 25, 2004 FROM LYNNDA MITOSINKA BY TRUST TRANSFER QUIT CLAIM DEED DATED AUGUST 26, 2004, AND RECORDED JUNE 25, 2007 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 2007- 0182872-00. PARCEL 2 LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 2, MAP OF WEST OAKLEY ADDITION, FILED DECEMBER 5, 1922, MAP BOOK 18,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-204147-C Loan No. 0027009620 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/25/2004. 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 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: KARA STRAND, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 8/27/2004 as Instrument No. 20040332576-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/9/2009 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: 3463 WELLS ROAD OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 032-351- 072 The total

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 431146CA Loan No. 0703201822 Title Order No. 602120026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/24/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09/12/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0345805- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: LORI J NICOLSON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 89, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED ‘’SUBDIVISION 5317’’ FILED ON MAY 15, 1979, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER IN AND FOR SAID COUNTY IN BOOK 224 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 42, THROUGH 46, INCLUSIVE. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, WITHOUT RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING AND EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS, MINERALS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES OR OTHER USE OF OR RIGHTS IN OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN DEED RECORDED MAY 2, 1978, BOOK 8617, PAGE 680, SERIES NO. 58395, OFFICIAL RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $406,150.73 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1916 W CYPRESS ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-374-040 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: 08-24-2009 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-282572-TC YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/- 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): SCOTT WHITE AND ELIZABETH WHITE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 12/12/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0335738-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 24/2009 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: $157,971.71 The purported property address is: 1257 FETZER LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 420-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/3/2009 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# 3230361 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 35 PUFFIN CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $421,765.24. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 12/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3245722 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009

no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 9/8/2009 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# 3231180 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0049476 Title Order No. 098-149223 APN No. 037- 490-060-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE RODRIGUEZ, AND YOLANDA M RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/12/2006 and recorded 05/26/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0167156-00, in Book , Page of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California, will sell on 10/08/2009 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 245 MERGANSER DR, OAKLEY, CA 94561-1693. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $527,951.35. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of Section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s office. RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/- Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Pamela Schneider, Team Member RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3261780 09/18/2009, 09/25/- 2009, 10/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-01684 Loan No. 80435506 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/20/2006. 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 as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Gerald Burton and Jennifer Burton, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust recorded 11/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0350826-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/8/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $633,410.06 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5366 THUNDERBIRD COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 A.P.N #.: 055-530-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 09/- 11/2009 Western Progressive, LLC as trustee by Law Offices of Les Zieve, as agent 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 Francesca Martinez, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ASAP# 3256109 09/- 18/2009, 09/25/2009, 10/02/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 2009

ee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/ or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 09/- 04/2009 Western Progressive, LLC as trustee by Law Offices of Les Zieve, as agent 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 Francesca Martinez, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ASAP# 3253274 09/- 11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-184060-C Loan No. 7441053824 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/11/2005. 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: YOLANDA L. ROBINSON AND GREGORY L. ROBINSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 11/23/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0453084- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:9/25/2009 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: 23 DORAL WAY ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 072-173- 005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $416,158.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ‘e2ÄÉ Date: 8/27/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3224951 09/04/2009, 09/11/- 2009, 09/18/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-03356 Loan No. 70239199 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/22/2006. 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 as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s),

advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JONATHAN F ESPIRITU A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust recorded 3/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0099541- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/ 1/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $495,367.07 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4400 WHITEHOOF WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 A.P.N #.: 055120-036 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 09/- 04/09 Western Progressive, LLC as Trustee by Law Offices of Les Zieve, as agent 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 or www. lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 Tai Alailima, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ASAP# 3253193 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009

(800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3252435 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009, 09/25/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 11, 18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0060746 Title Order No. 09-8179811 Investor/Insurer No. 324746253 APN No. 037-480- 056-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ARTURO RUBIO, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 02/- 24/2006 and recorded 03/10/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0074141- 00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/- 24/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-287815-CL YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/2/- 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): ERIC LEE COUNCELL, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/11/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0105023-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/1/2009 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: $372,639.42 The purported property address is: 4308 LORENZETTI DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-381-015 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 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-03103 Loan No. 70252903 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/10/2006. 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 as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JESUS LOPEZ AND SANDRA SILVA CRUZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust recorded 7/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0229186-00 in book ----, page ---- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/1/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $454,839.24 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2111 DOVER WAY PITTSBURG, CA 94565 A.P.N #.: 087-274-015 The undersigned Trust-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0075028 Title Order No. 09-8216977 Investor/Insurer No. 1103587077 APN No. 095- 351-015-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MANUEL MEDINA, JR., A SINGLE MAN, dated 05/- 11/2006 and recorded 05/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0170083- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/- 01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2129 APRICOT COURT, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $434,915.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 02/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-33442-3 Title Order No.090303483 APN 033-090-025 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/28/2009 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/23/2004, as Instrument 2004-045115700 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: SHARON R. HOMMES AND JOHN J. HOMMES WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC. (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC., as current Servicer/ Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 20 ROGER LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561,. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $350,390.29 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 08/09/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)730-2727, www.fidelityasap.com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3244590 09/04/2009, 09/11/2009, 09/18/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0005419-00 The name of the business (es): GOLDEN CASTLE REALTY; GOLDEN CASTLE MORTGAGE; GOLDEN CASTLE LOANS Located at: 5310 JUDSONVILLE DRIVE In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MWAG, Inc., 5310 JUDSONVILLE DRIVE, 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: Mario Aguilar, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: July 29, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: July 29, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2009


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, Sept. 18 Friday Night Concerts Lone Tree Golf and Event Center hosts a dinner/dance concert featuring the rock and blues sounds of The Blues Healers. Dinner starts at 6:45; the band performs from 8-11 p.m. For more information, call 925-706-4233.

Saturday, Sept. 19 Delta Blues Festival Come out and bring your lawn chairs to hear some of the best blues around at Antioch’s Waldie Plaza starting at noon. This is a free event. For more information, call 925-698-8024.

Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie on Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26 Little Joe & La Familia “King of the Brown Sound,” Little Joe & La Familia is one of the most popular Tex-Mex

bands around today and winner of the 2008 Grammy for Tejano Album of the Year. Little Joe will be performing at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Sunday, Sept. 27 Classical Music Diablo Symphony guest conductor John Kendall Bailey leads the orchestra in its 47th season opener, an all-Mendelssohn concert celebrating the composer’s 200th birthday. Bailey takes the podium at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$20. For more information, call 925-943-7469 or visit www. lesherartscenter.org.

Events Sunday, Sept. 20 Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, is open from April through October every Saturday and third Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. The museum is home to an 1878 farm house, school house, Model T’s and even a caboose. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

Courtesy of the Parents Club of Heritage High School

Heritage High School H i g h l i g h t s The Parents Club of Heritage High School has some important information concerning the upcoming school year we want to share with you. Stay informed with these “Highlights” each month in the Brentwood Press. Please attend our monthly meeting, open to all parents of Heritage students, the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Staff lounge at 7:30 p.m. PARENTS CLUB CONTRIBUTION DRIVE: Please help the Parents Club help meet our funding challenges for the upcoming year. GOAL UPDATE: Thank you, we received another $400 towards our goal, but still have a way to go. If every family contributes just $20 we will meet our goal to fill in the budget gaps . . . Help our students! Please send your contribution to : Heritage High School Parents Club, 101 American Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513. Remember, a little goes a long way! DISTRICT COLLEGE NIGHT: Will be held at Heritage High School this year. Sept. 22nd in the gym beginning at 6:30 p.m. Connect with over 50 reps from UC’s, CSU’s, junior colleges, military, private, independent and vocational colleges. RISING STARS WILL PERFORM THE PLAY “MACBETH”: Performances will be on September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 at 7 p.m., Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE 2010: meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the staff lounge of the Administration Building at 7:30 p.m. Please attend our monthly meeting and see how you can help! MEMORY BRICKS: Purchase a brick with engraved brass plate, layed in the walkway near the gym for $50.00. Your choice of design from the set templates. Download the form and mail it to the address listed on the form.

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post events anytime at www.thepress.net. Thursday, Sept. 24 Brentwood Idol Contest Enjoy the Brentwood Idol Singing Contest while you shop, wine and dine on First Street, which will be lined with arts and crafts, vendors and activities. If you’d like to enter the Idol competition, (pre-registration is required) or showcase your art or business, call Lyle at 925-634-3344 or visit www. brentwooddowntown.com.

Shows

Competition starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $35 for Gold Circle seating. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26 Comedy Night/Cocktail Show Head on out to Cap’s in Brentwood to hear the stand-up comedy of Andrew Norelli, who has performed with Jay Leno, Bob Saget and Howie Mandel. Tickets are $15. For more information and reservations, call Elaine at 925-634-1025.

Knightsen Days Friday, Sept. 18 ‘The Wiz’ The Brentwood Teen Theater presents the musical “The Wiz” at Resurrection Ministries in Brentwood through Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (also at 3 p.m. on the 19th). For more information, call 925-516-9009 or visit www.brentwoodteentheater.com.

‘The Outsiders’ Stage Right Conservatory Theatre presents “The Outsiders” on Sept. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; $5 for children. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.

Saturday, Sept. 19 Stand Up Comedy The El Campanil Theatre hosts the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy

Downtown Knightsen Avenue will be closed off for the town’s annual, free community event from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. to host a car and tractor show. Come show off your older car, tractor, hot rod or special-interest vehicle. The event features good music and good food. For more information, call Al at 925628-8193.

Sunday, Sept. 27 ‘Funny Girl’ The El Campanil Theatre screens the classic film “Funny Girl,” starring Barbara Streisand, at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 Fire Prevention Puppet Show The Antioch Library becomes the stage for a fire safety puppet show at 3 p.m. Kids will learn how to prevent fires, and what to do in case of a fire. Children age 4 and up are welcome to attend this free program. For more information, call 925-757-9224.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Sept. 18 High Holy Day Services Congregation B’nai Torah of Antioch holds an Erev Rosh Hashanah service at 8 p.m. On Saturday, celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a service at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Stay for a barbecue at the cost of $10 per family or $5 per person. For more information, call 925754-2545.

Wii Boxing Clinic Have fun and learn to play Wii sports at the Brentwood Community Center from 9:3011:30 a.m. in a low-impact and interactive class for older adults. The cost is $15. For more information or registration, call 925516-5444.

Ron Nunn Ice Cream Social Come enjoy ice cream and support your local fifth-graders at Loard’s Ice Cream of Brentwood, 7760 Brentwood Blvd. (Sunset Plaza), from 3-9 p.m. The event features games, prizes and a whole lot of fun. Proceeds benefit the fifth-grade educational field trip to Marine Headlands.

Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Summerset Orchards, 770 Centennial Place in Brentwood. Call Jan at 925-634-6009 to schedule an appointment. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.

Brentwood Chamber Golf Tournament The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in its 15th annual golf tournament at Roddy Ranch in Antioch at 11 a.m. For more information, call 925634-3344.

Back to School Night Celebrate Loma Vista Elementary School’s 10th anniversary with an ice-cream social from 4-7 p.m. at the school. Proceeds will benefit the school and its parents club. For more information, call 925-513-6390.

Black Diamond Barbecue Join the Black Diamond team for a $6 hot dog or $8 hamburger barbecue meal from 5-8 p.m. at Veteran’s Park, 3841 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Tickets are available at Black Diamond Kids Center or by e-mail vcasares@ mercsystems.com. Proceeds help pay for state meet fees. For more information, call 925-323-9248.

Saturday, Sept. 19 California Coastal Cleanup Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups and neighbors to join together to take care of our fragile marine environment. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-noon at The Red Caboose and Barbara Price Park at the Antioch Marina. For more information, call 925-779-6108.

Law Enforcement Memorial Event Join in an 80-mile motorcycle poker run beginning at the Walnut Creek Elks Club and ending at Antioch’s Buchanan Park for lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $30 per rider, $20 per passenger and $25 for walk-ins. For more information, visit www. ismcnorcal.com or call Mike at 925-872-6461.

Laurel Family Rummage Sale Help support Laurel School in Oakley at its rummage sale from 8 a.m-2 p.m. at the school.

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Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year The St. Ignatius of Antioch Knights of Columbus Council sponsors its 19th annual Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year awards luncheon at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center at noon. The cost of the Italian buffet is $30. For more information, call Walter at 925-756-7628.

Transforming Stress and Pain The Awakening Retreat Center in Brentwood presents a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn natural ways to relieve pain and stress while regaining mastery of your life. For more information, call 925-755-8822 or visit www. awakeningonline.com.

Jewelry Making Learn to create your own jewelry in this stepby-step class held at Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $25. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Rivertown Yard Sale Event Come celebrate the Rivertown Preservation Society’s seventh annual yard-sale event, beginning at 8 a.m. Many houses between A and H streets, and Second and 10th streets, will offer items such as antiques, collectibles and furniture. For more information, call Kate at 925-640-8483.

Sunday, Sept. 20 Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Boys and girls 8-15 can display their football skills at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on at 12:30 p.m. at Old River School in Brentwood. JJ Stokes will demonstrate a few tricks. For more information, e-mail Rochelle at rlhenson@prodigy.net or call 925-626-3330.

Safety Fair and Blackberry Festival The Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce and Scout Hall community Education Services host an afternoon of free food, family safety education, emergency preparedness information and entertainment from noon-4 p.m. at Scout Hall and Bethel Island Community Park. For more information, call 925-634-3220.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 College Night The fourth annual college night at Heritage High in Brentwood takes place at 6:30 p.m. This is a great chance to connect with more than 50 representatives from California and beyond. For more information, call 925-634-0037, ext. 6097 or e-mail snyderm@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Recession-Proof Your Body Are you experiencing headaches, back pain, unwanted weight gain or lack of energy due to negative stress? Learn how to reprogram your body and mind at the Oakley Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 Bariatric Weight Loss Support The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Deer Valley Kaiser’s Sand Creek Building, Room 1E. Kaiser membership is not required. The group focuses on pre- and postop surgery and offers valuable information to those considering WLS. For more information, call 925-695-4125 or e-mail deervalley_wls_ group@yahoo.com

Aaron Tanner Fundraiser Mike’s Beef ‘N’ Brew in Oakley hosts a barbecue fundraiser from 5-10 p.m., featuring live

music. Proceeds benefit 4-year-old Aaron Tanner, who has been diagnosed with a congenital heart condition and needs a heart and kidney transplant. For more information, call 925-625-0292.

Sign-ups Biddy Flag Tag Children 4-6 will have a ball playing Flag Tag. Equipment is supplied. The group meets in the morning for one hour per week starting Saturday, Sept. 26 at Bristow Middle School. For more information and to register, visit eMotion’s Web site, www.ci.brentwood.ca.us, by Sept. 18.

Friendly Visitors Volunteers Do you have an hour per week to enhance the life of a homebound senior in community? Become a friendly visitor volunteer by calling 925-937-8311, ext. 130 or e-mail dholthaus@mowsos.org.

Arugula Volleyball Club Boys 15-18 in the Brentwood area are invited to join this new competitive volleyball club, which plays though next January. Practice starts soon. For more information, call Sean at 925-457-6555 or e-mail arugulavb@aol.com.

Be a Mentor The Contra Costa Seniors for Children invite you become a mentor and volunteer one hour per week with one elementary school student in need. Help enrich the lives of our children and save their future as well as ours. For more information, call 925-229-2205.

East County Maniacs 13U Baseball Baseball tryouts are held at Oak Meadow Park in Brentwood on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 925-308-4014.

Brentwood Concert Band Looking for a place to explore your musical talents? The Brentwood Concert Band is looking for new members. The band practices every Monday from 7-9 p.m. in Liberty High School’s band room. For more information, call Sue at 925-634-3411.

Delta Children’s Chorus Open auditions have begun for students in fourth grade and up for this new children’s chorus group. Rehearsals are held Thursday afternoons. For more information, call Alexis at 925-783-4147.

Caring Hands John Muir Health’s Caring Hands holds a volunteer caregivers training class on Friday, Sept. 25 from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. If you have time to help a senior living in your area, this is the class for you. For more information, call 925-952-2999.

Help an Adult Learn To Read Would you like to help an adult learn to read, write and spell better? Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library adult literacy program, offers tutor training for volunteer literacy tutors. For more information, visit www.ccclib.org/psc or call 925927-3250.

Hospice Volunteers Needed Those interested in volunteering in the Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley or Pittsburg area may sign up for an informal session to learn about the volunteer opportunities offered by Hospice of the East Bay. For more information, call 925-887-5678 or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Schools, Churches, Non-Profit Groups Post your events in the newspaper and online. Our community calendar publishes every Friday in the newspaper. DID YOU KNOW? You can post your events up to one year in advance online for FREE! For newspaper, e-mail your event to: calendar@ brentwoodpress.com For online, go to: www.thepress.net. Click on post an event under calendar in the main menu.


Oakley Press_9.18.09  

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