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OAKLEY Six months after the disappearance of Oakley resident Alexis Gabe, her family has released a timeline of events in the days afterward as they continue the search for her body. The timeline was released by Gabe’s father, Gwyn, on social media as part of a ninepage document sent to him by Antioch Police Detective John Cox. The document covers a range of dates from Gabe’s Jan 26 disappearance through June 2 when a press conference was held in Oakley to announce that

she was believed to have been murdered and that her suspected killer, Marshall Jones, was also dead following a confrontation with Washington state police. Cox said at the end of the document that certain details have intentionally been left out, but does not provide a reason for the omission. “This information was determined based on cellphone records, a forensic download of Alexis’ Infinity that included GPS locations, forensic cellphone extractions, surveillance video, and interviews,” Cox wrote. “This was not an all-insee Gabe page 22

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BRENTWOOD City of Brentwood is asking residents to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 15% as part of an effort to promote water conservation in response to the statewide drought. The Brentwood City Council voted unanimously during its July 26 meeting to adopt a resolution “requesting that potable (drinkable) water service customers reduce consumption from the amounts

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School year starts with a welcome twist Fewer COVID-19 restrictions by Dawnmarie Fehr Correspondent

REGIONAL East County schools welcomed students and staff back from summer break with fewer COVID-19-related restrictions than during the past two years. Elementary and middle school students were back in class on Thursday, July 28, while high schoolers were able to wait until Monday, Aug. 1, to walk into their classrooms. Superintendents across the area said things are going well. Many students are coming back to new facilities on their campuses. At Liberty High School, the new cafeteria, quad and administration buildings are open. Heritage High School has 12 new classrooms and Freedom High School has a new auxiliary gym. Brentwood Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Dana Eaton said the year is off to a good start. “We started with students on Thursday and are thrilled to have the closest thing to a typical start that we’ve had in the last couple of years,” Eaton said. “Our staff is working very hard to help every student feel welcome and important on our campuses.”

Eaton noted the entire district is excited to see the Emil J. Geddes Theater open at Bristow Middle School in October, bringing it up to par with the other middle schools in the district. He said performing arts programs help students strengthen their connection to school, and the new theater will be an important part of that process. The district will also break ground on its 13th school – an as yet unnamed kindergarten-8th-grade school – soon. Oakley In the Oakley Union Elementary School District, staff spent the summer preparing their schools to welcome students back. Superintendent Jeff Palmquist said the first week of school was off to a good start. “The start of our school has been very exciting,” Palmquist said. “We launched the year with training and inspiration in two of our areas of focus: literacy and social emotional learning. We invited families to a Sneak-a-Peek event at their school sites, and our teachers and staff have done an amazing job preparing for our students.” Discovery Bay/Byron The biggest news in the Byron Union School District is the new superintendent, Crystal Castaneda. She is settling into her new role and said her district had a positive start to the new year. “Students and families were enthusiastic, and staff has welcomed everyone back, and it’s been a great start to the school year,” said Castaneda. “I was able to get a sneak peek along with our wel-

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we have more control over the choices and it’s more inviting. It took a tremendous amount of work, but it’s going well.” Yurkovich said the old service made food off site in San Fernando in northern Los Angeles County, then shipped meals up twice per week. Supply chain problems were a major hurdle in continuing that service so the district decided to bring more control into its own kitchen, he said. “We are now a self-sustaining kitchen, cooking more on site, and we offer a salad bar almost every day,” he said. The district also brought on six new staff members, and is enjoying a return to a more normal looking “back to school,” he said. “We are really excited about the school year,” Yurkovich said. “It’s been a great start, and we are glad to see everyone back. We have been waiting to come back to normal, and this is the most normal school year starting we have had since the pandemic.” High school The Liberty Union High School District opened to students this week, and Superintendent Eric Volta said everyone seems happy to be on campus. “What a difference a year makes,” Volta said. “We are still conscious of COVID, however the restrictions are far less. In fact, we are finally able to have freshmen back to school activities for the first time since 2019.” To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia

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Area schools and businesses may wonder how to respond to an active shooter situation such as the recent incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, so two area men with law enforcement backgrounds are teaming up to provide answers. One is Brentwood police sergeant Mitch Brouillette, who is creating and implementing comprehensive protocols to active shooter incidents. Through his partnership with Larry Treat, owner and founder of Delta Tactical Training Group in Antioch, Brouillette has worked with many local businesses, medical facilities and houses of worship to create programs tailored to specific needs. He said if a critical incident does arise, he wants his community to be prepared. “If we do have an active shooter situation in our community, we can’t fail, because if you do, you lose something within your community,” said Brouillette, who has 20 years of law enforcement experience. “For me, I don’t want to come across that situation. But if we do, I don’t want to fail and I don’t want our decisions or lack of event planning to cause issues.” Brouillette’s concern for safety began when he served as a school resource officer at Heritage High School in Brentwood. As he walked the halls of the school and began to build a relationship with the students and staff, he thought about what could happen

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Brentwood police sergeant Mitch Brouillette is creating and implementing comprehensive protocols to active shooter incidents. if someone did bring a gun on campus, and what he could do to keep people safe. “It became apparent that no one knew what to do in the case of an active shooter,” said Brouillette, a Marine Corps veteran. “I have a lot of experience in that, I am part of the SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team, so when I walked around the school, I walked around with the tactical mindset of what would happen here and what could I do.” Brouillette noted this type of topic is often taboo for teachers, who don’t choose

their career path knowing they might someday confront a gunman. But once he began researching active shooter and critical incident training, and then implementing that training in schools and businesses, their reactions changed. “Confidence is the number one thing that changes, especially at schools,” he said. “The first thing I do is apologize to the teachers, because we live in a world where we are going numb to these events, and they come in scared, but then see their ability to do something and the number one comment I get af-

terwards is, ‘At least we have a plan,’ and then they start talking and that’s the success, when they start talking and keep the ideas going.” Treat is the founder and CEO of Delta Tactical Training Group, a firearms and personal safety training organization. Along with Brouillette, Treat has several other police officers who provide training for active shooter situations to a range of organizations. He said he and his team will walk through the premises, identify vulnerabilities and compile a report for their clients in addition to providing hands-on training, which is more important now than ever, Treat said. “Crime has increased significantly,” he said. “Prosecution of various crimes has decreased and the community at large, based on what I’m experiencing, they don’t have confidence in law enforcement response, and law enforcement agencies are resource strapped. They are going to get to you when they are able to in a critical event, and time is of the essence, and you have to be able to depend on yourself for your own survival.” Treat said his organization is teaching individuals how to defend themselves safely and responsibly. He quoted the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, saying, “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” Delta Tactical Training Group is at 2504 Vern Roberts Circle, Suite 103, in Antioch. For more information, call 925-775-4777 or visit www.deltatacticalgroup.com. See related story, page 18. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Scouts learn life skills on recent Delta cruise Sea Scout Ship Polaris (Ship 2017) had a successful cruise recently from Discovery Bay to Westgate Landing in the Delta, meeting up with 13 other ships/groups to practice and learn maritime skills. This was the Scouts BSA crew’s first opportunity to cruise in Sea Scout Vessel Shoemaker, a 40-foot 1993 U.S. Navy Admiral’s Launch. This vessel was acquired last year, and the ship’s crew and officers have made repairs that restored her to full working condition. The crew practiced navigation, piloting, mechanical troubleshooting, and boating safety, handling maintenance and cooking duties, as well as learning electronic charting, sonar, and GPS navigation. While a good confidence builder, it also was an opportunity for the kids to have fun together, be a team, and make new friends with Scouts throughout Northern California while enjoying fun activities on the water. For prospective Sea Scouts, the group meets at the Sacramento Elk’s Lodge on Riverside Boulevard and at the Discovery Bay Marina, where the Sea Scout Vessel Shoemaker is berthed. The group serves the Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Discovery Bay areas but has members from An-

telope and Granite Bay as well. The Sea Scouts group is for kids 14-21 years old who are interested in getting out onto the Delta and San Francisco Bay waterway. Youth and adults who are already members of other BSA units may become dual registered members of a Sea Scout unit without having to pay the customary annual membership fee. If you are a parent looking for a way to give back to the community and help give youth a chance to develop skills like small boat handling and navigation, along with essential mechanical and leadership skills, becoming an adult Scouter with Ship 2017 might be for you. Scouts BSA always seeks adults with boating and mechanical experience but are equally in need for adults who have recruiting and fundraising skills/contacts, can help with event coordination, or just be at events for extra supervision. For more information, contact the Sea Scout Ship 2017 Skipper at megrimm@ surewest.net, or the youth leader, Boatswain Chris Grimm at chrisgirmm2017@ gmail.com. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia/slideshows

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Saturday, Aug. 6 Cruisin’ Blues Car Show & Concert

The Downtown Brentwood Coalition is hosting the Cruisin’ Blues Car Show & Concert on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 2-7 p.m. in downtown Brentwood. There will be food, beer, wine, prizes, music and a free blues concert from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, email dbcbrentwood@gmail.com. Registering a car in the show is $25. Visit https://www.eventbrite. com/e/357811583077.

Trinkets and Treasures Flea Market

The Oakley Senior Center is hosting the Trinkets and Treasures Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be selling new and used items. The senior center is at 215 Second St. in Oakley. For more information, call 925-626-7223.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 Class at Liberty Adult Ed: Become the Winner you were meant to be The Liberty Adult Education Center is launching a class on becoming the winner you are meant to be on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., in Brentwood. This is the first class in “The Personal Empowerment Series.” In this first class, you will plot a course for achieving your aspirations and dreams. You will learn how to lock in the new changes necessary for success. You will leave this class with renewed hope and commitment to a better life. There are four classes starting at 6 p.m on Wednesdays, Aug. 10-31. Class is appropriate for anyone from 18 years old and up. To register, visit www.libertyadulted.org.

Saturday, Aug. 13 Kids Fishing Derby

Oakley is hosting its 18th annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Antioch/Oakley pier off of Bridgehead Road. This “catch and release” derby is for children up to age 15, and registration is free. Pre-registration is available online at https://secure.rec1.com/CA/ oakley-ca/catalog. Participants may also register the day of the event at the pier. Registration and check-in run 8-9 a.m., with the derby running from 9-11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Helping One Woman Dinner - August 16 honoring Toni Duggar

The nonprofit Helping One Woman organization, which aims to inspire and connect local residents through the act of charity, is hosting a benefit dinner for Toni Duggar on Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campos Family Vineyard at 3501 Byer Road in Byron. Attendees pre-pay for their $23 dinner and then upon arrival you give a minimum of $10 and have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and participate in a silent auction. Everything the organization raises during the evening is given to the woman the organization is honoring. To purchase tickets, https://bit.ly/3zRrArz. For more information, email howdiscoverybay@ gmail.com.

Thursday, Aug. 18 Celebrating Brentwood’s finest

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a celebration of Brentwood’s finest on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at De Luna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road, in Brentwood. The event will honor the Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Employee of the Year and Youth of the Year. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit https://www.brentwoodchamber.com/ celebrating-brentwood.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Beginning Genealogy – with Sabina Brooks

Do you want to discover more about your family heritage? Interested in leaving a legacy of knowledge for future generations? If so, Beginning Genealogy is a class you might enjoy, according to Liberty Adult Education Center. The center will be hosting the class on Tuesdays, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27. Center officials say the class will allow students to explore strategies for building their family tree, organizing data, along with preserving their family’s records and history using Census, vital, military records and a variety of other genealogical sources. The materials list will be provided on the first day of class. For more information, contact the Liberty Adult Education Center at 925-634-2565.

Ongoing Events

Delta Gallery Art Show

Delta Gallery Community Art Center in Brentwood is hosting two art shows. These include the Art Guild of the Delta Third Quarter Art Show with original artwork by local artists and a special show by the P.A.I.N.T. Group (Promoting Arts, Individuals and Natural Talents) program. The second quarter show from the Art Guild of the Delta includes painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. The P.A.I.N.T. Group art show is a collection of artwork showcasing local talent from participants of the P.A.I.N.T. Group program, a Brentwood-based creative arts day program for adults with intellectual challenges. The gallery is located at 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128. The gallery is open Thursday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit https:// www.deltagallery.com/.

Life and Times of John Marsh Art Show Opens at the Delta Gallery

The Delta Gallery in Association with the John Marsh Historic Trust is hosting The Life and Times of John Marsh an art show consisting of artwork featuring the John Marsh property, Rancho Los Meganos or pastoral views of Contra Costa County as it would have been in the 1850s. The free show, being displayed at the Delta Gallery at 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128, in Brentwood, features an artist’s reception on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.The gallery is open Thursday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.deltagallery.com/.

Nonprofit offers Health Care Career Courses

The nonprofit Opportunity Junction is accepting applications for its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at two locations including the Opportunity Junction Antioch office at 3102

Look at the many local events on www.thepress.net/calendar Delta Fair Blvd. Classes begin in September. The CNA program includes 12 weeks of training, life skills training, hands-on clinical experience, and job placement assistance. The first step in taking the course is to complete an application form online by visiting https://opportunityjunction. secure.force.com/apply/HCP.

Friday Night Bites

Friday Night Bites, a monthly celebration of community, music and curbside cuisine, is scheduled to take place the first Friday of every month at Oakley’s Civic Center Plaza. The event, from 5-9 p.m., will feature gourmet food trucks, including tasty desserts and beer. Event officials say that as COVID-19 restrictions have eased, it’s possible that other family-friendly activities will recommence, such as free face-painting for kids and jumbo-size games like Connect 4, Giant Jenga and cornhole.

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble presents “Guys and Dolls”

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble presents the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Martie Muldoon. Frequently revived and a fan favorite across the country (and a popular request from Ghostlight patrons as well), this show celebrates the joy of local live theater. Performances will be at the El Campanil Theatre, at 602 W. 2nd St. in Antioch, on Aug. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m., and on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, and $24 for seniors and youth. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://ghostlightte.org/tickets.html.

Discovery Bay Corvette Club Meetings The nonprofit Discovery Bay Corvette Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road, Bilge Room. The club is dedicated to the enjoyment of owning and driving America’s sports car. For more information, drop by a meeting or contact the membership vice president at 925-341-9433. For more information on the club, visit www.discoverybaycorvetteclub.com.

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum opens

The East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum (3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood) is now open Saturdays between 2 and 4 p.m. and the third Sunday of each month until October. Displays in Byer-Nail House and Homer’s Shed have been updated, according to officials. For more information, visit https://eastcontracostahistory.org.

East County Rotary Club Meetings

Brentwood: The Brentwood Rotary Club meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. For more information, visit https://www. brentwoodrotary94513.com. Oakley: The Oakley Rotary Club meets weekly on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St. in Oakley. For more information, visit http://rotaryclubofoakley.com.

Community Chorus fall rehearsals start Aug. 16 Someone once said, “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” The Brentwood Community Chorus is accepting new members for their fall season. Weekly rehearsals begin on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Brentwood Community United Methodist Church (809 Second St.) Under the direction of Susan Stuart, the Brentwood Community Cho-

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rus performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2018. This fall, it will be performing locally, and everyone is welcome to join. This season, it will do selections from Handel’s “Messiah” as well as other holiday music at two or more performances in December. Details and registration information is available at www. brentwoodcommunitychorus.com.

California Striped Bass Association West Delta Chapter Meeting

The California Striped Bass Association meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Sportsmen Yacht Club, 3301 Wilbur Ave., Antioch. For more information, call Moe Adams five days before meeting at 916529-1192. For more information, visit www. csbadeltachapter.org.

Marine Corps League, Delta Diablo Detachment 1155, monthly meeting

The Marine Corps League, Delta Diablo Detachment 1155, hosts its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building, 757 First St., in Brentwood. The group is open to all active or retired U.S. Marines. Attendees are encouraged to bring a veteran friend, and spouses are always welcome. The meetings feature camaraderie, food, drink, conversation and updates on upcoming events. For more information, call 925-338-1775, email MCL1155@outlook. com or visit https://www.mcl1155.org/.

Applications accepted for Administrative Careers Training

The nonprofit Opportunity Junction is accepting applications for its administrative careers training program. Classes are taught via Zoom. The intensive training is 12 weeks, followed by up to four months of paid internship. Participants will learn life and business skills, and can earn their Microsoft Office Skills certificate. For more information, visit https://www.opportunityjunction. org/program-application.

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Feeding the county’s ‘hidden hungry’ now harder Meals on Wheels implements new idea during pandemic By Dane Dickerson Correspondent

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a 40% increase in the need for meal deliveries as seniors have stayed home both in Contra Costa County and nationally, according to state and federal statistics. And although mask mandates have eased, demand for food has not, according to Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. Many seniors still struggle to become active and independent after being and living in isolation for so long; thus, going to the grocery store is a challenge. Worsening the problem, seniors are the fastest-growing population in Contra Costa County, and about 10,000 people in the United States are turning 70 every day, according to federal statistics. About 7.3 million older adults in the U.S. don’t have enough food to eat, according to Meals on Wheels. The pandemic also highlighted that one daily meal delivery is not enough, as many seniors split it into three small portions to last an entire day, Meals on Wheels officials said. To combat this problem, the Meals on Wheels began the Breakfast Bag Program, which delivers a week’s worth of breakfast foods to supplement daily meal deliveries. The pilot Breakfast Bag Program began in Brentwood, but has since expanded to nine other towns. Additionally, Meals on Wheels’ Grocery Bag Program delivers fresh groceries to lowincome seniors twice a month, assisting

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The nonprofit Meals on Wheels organization aims to help seniors who lack access to food. those who can cook but cannot drive to a market. Meals on Wheels Diablo Region has been feeding seniors for more than 50 years, its mission being to enhance the lives of older adults by delivering healthful meals and providing supportive services that empower seniors to live independently, safely, and with dignity, according to the nonprofit. Meals on Wheels Director of Development & Community Relations Sherry Nadworny explains that the issues facing seniors today are multi-faceted. “Seniors are the hidden hungry in our society,” said Nadworny. “Many have outlived their spouses, siblings, friends, and even sometimes their children. They have a fragile or no support system and no one to advocate for them. They are isolated and frail,

and many are living on a fixed income. The cost of food, the inability to access it since many do not drive and cannot physically navigate the supermarket, and the difficulty in cooking, results in (not having enough food to eat). There are other social issues that seniors face that either result from food insecurity or conversely contribute to it.” Meals on Wheels Diablo began in 1968, when five women in the home healthcare industry noticed many of their clients were without enough food. The women volunteered their free time to cook meals at a church kitchen and began delivering them to seniors in need. Today it has evolved into a full-service organization, offering various senior programs in addition to delivering free meals. Last year, they provided over 500,000 meals to about 7,000 seniors in Central and

East Contra Costa, officials said. The Diablo Region is the only Meals on Wheels group in the county that provides various supportive services in addition to food deliveries, officials said. These programs include Fall Prevention (falls being the leading cause of injury-related death among the elderly, statistics show), and the Friendly Visitor, Caller, and Helper Programs to help fight social isolation. The Care Management Program helps seniors experiencing depression, eviction, elder abuse, and other social issues. Cafés for more mobile seniors assist with socialization, and exercise programs contribute to mental health. Beyond just a meal, Meals on Wheels offers peace of mind for busy family members, social contact, and safety, and allows them to live at home with dignity instead of in a group home, program officials said. For many volunteers, serving and caretaking for seniors is rewarding. Funding for Meals on Wheels is evenly split amongst government contracts, foundations, corporate funding, and individual donations. As a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, they rely on over 900 passionate volunteers to act as the hearts and hands of Meals on Wheels’ mission. Nadworny said her personal experience with Meals on Wheels years ago allows her to approach the problem of senior vulnerability with compassion and a determination to help. “Personally, my mother needed Meals on Wheels in Boston years ago. Because of her diabetes and some minimal confusion that prevented her from cooking, she needed that mid-day meal and a set of eyes who could do a safety check. I had small children, worked, and lived 40 minutes away … Because of Meals on Wheels, my mother was able to remain at home. Every client we help, reminds me of how my mother was helped so many years ago,” said Nadworny. For more information or to volunteer, visit https://www.mowdiabloregion.org.

Fire Chief Brian Helmick has been chosen as the Brentwood Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Local nonprofit, employee, youth of the year also named The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce recently announced its annual awards recognizing the city’s citizen, business, nonprofit, employee and youth of the year. Former East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Helmick, now a deputy chief with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District after the two districts merged, is this year’s citizen of the year. Handydads Construction Inc. was selected as business of the year. Soroptimist International of the Delta, a global volunteer organization

that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment, earned the nonprofit of the year award. Dalton Weger, a network administrator at RedBox Business Solutions, is employee of the year, and youth of the year is Tatiana Torres. The winners will be feted during a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Brentwood’s De Luna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road. The cost is $60. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https:// bit.ly/3Qhs7bq. Press file photo

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County officials seek candidates to fill several open commission seats Assessment Appeals Board 1 Alternate seat Closing date: Open until filled The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determines the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board’s jurisdiction. Qualifications: Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally-recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization. Aviation Advisory Committee 1 seat (Neighbor) Closing date: Open until filled

The AAC advises the Board of Supervisors on aviation matters related to county airports. Byron-Brentwood-Knightsen Union Cemetery District 1 seat Closing date: Open until filled Union Cemetery District is governed by a 3-member Board of Trustees, who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Trustees serve a four-year term, and each term is staggered so no more than two appointments will be made at one time. The board of directors meets on the third Wednesday, every two months, at 4 p.m. The board may also schedule special meetings at other times when needed. Fish & Wildlife Committee 1 seat Closing date: Open until filled Advises the Board of Supervisors on fish and wildlife issues in Contra Costa County, including the use of funds from the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund according to Fish and Game Code Section 13103.

The Fish & Wildlife Commission includes 10 seats. Each of the five Supervisors nominates one member, and the Internal Operations Committee nominates four at-large appointees and one alternate. The alternate can sit and vote for any at-large seat on the committee. Mental Health Commission 1 seat (Consumer) Closing date: Open until filled The commission advises the Board of Supervisors and the Mental Health Division and its staff. Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors from each of the five districts for a term of three years. Each district has a consumer of mental health services, family member, and an at-large representative on the commission, for a total of 15 members, plus a representative from the Board of Supervisors. The Mental Health Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. In addition to the monthly Mental Health Commis-

sion meetings, committees, workgroups, and task forces are formed as needed. Background The Board of Supervisors receives input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly. Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is composed of Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood, and Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen, and Discovery Bay. To download an application for any of these openings, visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6408/Boards-and-Commissions-Database. Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office located at 1025 Escobar St, First Floor, Martinez, CA 94553 or by email to clerkoftheboard@cob.cccounty.us. For more information, including on how to apply, contact District 3 Representative Alicia Nuchols at Alicia.Nuchols@bos.cccounty.us.

Red Cross plans blood drive for Discovery Bay on Aug. 10 Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation’s blood supply. The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer, and has scheduled a donation drive on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. Donors are asked to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.

The decline in donations has caused the Red Cross blood supply to shrink nearly 20% in recent weeks. The availability of blood products will continue to decline if donations do not increase. People should not wait until they hear there is a blood shortage to give, the Red Cross says. Type O negative blood donors and platelet donors are especially needed now. “This is a concerning trend that may soon make it tougher to keep blood products stocked on hospital

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Discovery Bay wakeboarder makes early splash by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Cameron McKenney of Discovery Bay is only 8 years old, but he’s spent a lot of that time on a boat and in the water. His parents, Gemma and Ryan, both wakeboard. Two years ago, ‘Cammy’ began doing it. More recently, he began competing and the early returns have been positive. Cameron, who trains with Chad Lowe at Cal Wake, a school in Discovery Bay, had his first contest in April, the Western Regional in Utah, a qualifier for Nationals. Cameron was competing in the junior beginner boys division, which is for ages 10 and under. Despite going against older competitors, McKenney won his competition, earning a spot at the WWA (World Wake Association) National Championships in Florida. “My dad inspired me; I wanted to try it,” Cameron said. “I’m doing good. Chad Lowe taught me a lot. Taught me how to ride better. My favorite trick is a toeside 180. I landed my first 360 -- it was pretty hard. I fell a lot.” Cameron is entering third grade at All God’s Children Christian School in Discovery Bay. He’s a fan of other water sports, as well, such as swimming. He swims for the River Otters Swim Team in Discovery Bay and recently took home second place in his league championship in the 25- and 50-yard freestyle races and a gold in the freestyle relay. In addition to water sports, Cameron plays basketball, as well.

Cameron McKenney is a rising star in the sport of wakeboarding at just 8 years old.

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“He’s a great kid,” said his mother, Gemma. “He’s well-rounded and he makes us proud every single day. He’s doing big-boy things. Discovery Bay doesn’t offer a lot for kids. Having a kid from Discovery Bay doing this is really awesome.” Cameron rides behind a Supra SA 550 boat and on a Cryptic Jr. Hyperlite board, which was designed by Discovery

Bay Team Hyperlite rider Josh Twelker. The National Championships in Florida takes place between Thursday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 7. Cameron enters the event as the second-ranked rider in his class. “Competing or hopefully maintaining that,” Gemma said of his goals there. “Or to be one step above that.” Cameron has a similar goal.

“I think we do pretty good in competitions,” he said. “I’m hoping to do pretty good – to win and have fun. Or, get on the podium and most of all, have fun.” Cameron’s wakeboard achievements – as well as what he does in other sports – can be tracked on his Instagram page: @ cammy_bobby_wake. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

2 Delta baseball players chosen for All-American Classic Two players from the Delta region have been selected for the 20th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Perfect Game has announced. Ryder Helfrick and Cal Randall of Discovery Bay will be part of the team that will participate in a series of baseball-related activities. In the weeks leading up to the event, players will have the opportunity to participate in a fundraising effort to help grant wishes for children through MakeA-Wish and give underserved children across America more access to baseball through the Perfect Game Cares Foundation’s Grow the Game Fund. The Perfect Game All-American Classic offers a glimpse of some of the most talented young athletes from around the world and provides the baseball community a sneak peek at several young players who want to make their mark at the collegiate and Major League levels of the sport. That includes 250 past Perfect Game All-American Classic participants

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ican Classic were chosen by a panel of talent evaluators assembled by Perfect Game after being scouted and identified through a series of tournaments and events, including Perfect Game’s National

Showcase recently in St. Petersburg. “The Perfect Game Cares Foundation, a 501 c (3) public charity, is proud to partner with our 2022 All-American players to raise important funds to grant wishes for children experiencing illness through the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Jennifer Ford, executive director of the Perfect Game Cares Foundation. “Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these beautiful children.” Over the past 19 years, All-American Classic fundraising activities have helped Perfect Game’s charitable arm, the Perfect Game Cares Foundation, contribute more than $1.5 million to a variety of local causes. This year, Perfect Game Cares and DBacks Give Back will host a free kids camp at Chase Field on Aug. 24 and a free coaches clinic at Chase Field on Aug. 25. Proceeds from All-American Classic events will benefit the MakeA-Wish Foundation and Perfect Game Cares Grow the Game Fund. To comment, visit www.thepress.net


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The Brentwood Lady Basketball Villains recently were crowned East Contra Costa County Queens of the Court after winning the Top Notch Tournament at Concord High School. Photo courtesy of the Brentwood Lady Basketball Villains

Brentwood Lady Basketball Villains are queens of the court 35-14 and East County Hornets 36-21. With the triple win, the Lady Basketball Villains were crowned East Contra Costa County Queens of the Court!” Kennena Amajioyi of Brentwood’s Bristow Middle School won the MVP. The team was formed in June when the Brentwood’s Basketball Villains Club held their elementary, middle school and high school summer tryouts. Those attracted hopefuls from Discovery Bay, Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, Berkeley and as far as Napa to showcase their skills and compete for a spot on the team. The team is coached by Tommie Patterson.

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The West Coast Soccer Club’s 06 GA soccer team recently visited Yosemite National Park for some life lessons, team bonding and fitness. Coach Troy Dayak took his team to the top of Vernal Falls. When they reached the top, the entire group did Aqua Therapy in the ice-cold natural pond called Emerald Pool. “We have an outstanding group of young athletes that are learning life skills and developing together,” Dayak said. “This is such a solid foundation mentally and physically to build from, plus a unique connection with each other and nature.” The girls stayed together at a lake house at Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland where they enjoyed kayaking, paddle board races, swimming and just hanging out together at the lakefront property. After an early morning surprise wakeup, the girls packed their

backpacks with water, healthy foods, fruits, nuts and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The team traveled into Yosemite National Park on the West Coast team bus and found a great parking spot near Curry Village. Coach Adaurie Dayak led the girls up what is considered the classic Yosemite hike along the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls. The lower part of the hike is paved and scenic that runs along the river, but then you cross the Merced River and hike through the mist up 600 granite steps to the 317-foot Vernal Falls. When at the top, the team ate their packed lunch, took a dip in the pool and began their hike back down the Misty Trail. “This was something I have never done before, being able to experience this with my soccer team was something I’ll never forget,” said Shea Spencer, a Brentwood resident and Liberty High School athlete.

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The Delta Gallery’s next show will focus on the life and times of John Marsh.

The Delta Gallery in association with the John Marsh Historic Trust, are hosting a judged, multi-media art show titled “The Life and Times of John Marsh.” The theme is anything related to John Marsh, the John Marsh House, Rancho Los Meganos, or pastoral views of Contra Costa County as it would have appeared in the 1850s. Media include oils, watercolor, acrylics, photography and mixed media. A portion of the artwork presented was created at the recent Arts Day at the John Marsh House, which was hosted by The Delta Gallery and the John Marsh

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A disturbing the peace call was reported on Berkshire Lane. The reporting person said her former significant other was breaking an undisclosed item that belonged to her.

BRENTWOOD – July 18, 1:54 p.m. The following is a selection of recent law enforcement activity:

BRENTWOOD July 18, 2:57 a.m. A case of vehicle tampering was reported on Walnut Boulevard. Two vehicles belonging to a business reportedly had gas stolen from them. July 18, 8:50 a.m. A vehicle theft was reported on Montclair Place. The vehicle was reportedly taken from the reporting person’s driveway. July 18, 9:14 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sand Creek Road. Two transients were reported to be living in vehicles. One was described by the caller as a brown Chevy Truck and the other an old Chevy Tahoe. The caller did not know if anyone was inside the vehicles at the time of the call, but there was lots of trash seen around both vehicles. July 18, 10:06 a.m. A case of grand theft was reported on Beatrice Court. A catalytic converter was reportedly stolen off a work truck. July 18, 10:35 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Sand Creek Road. The caller reported that an unknown person smashed a window to a gray Chevy Equinox and took speakers. July 18, 12:37 p.m. A verbal dispute was reported on Stonewood Court. July 18, 1:54 p.m. A disturbing the peace call was reported on Berkshire Lane. The reporting person said her former significant other was breaking an undisclosed item that belonged to her. July 18, 3:06 p.m. A case of disturbing the peace was reported on Sand Creek Road. A reported transient who was asked to leave reportedly threw a skateboard at the reporting person in retaliation. July 18, 3:31 p.m. An accident was reported on San Jose Avenue. July 18, 5:07 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sand Creek Road. A reported dark-colored vehicle was parked next to the walking path in the grass. The reporting person said it might be associated with transients in the area because there are shopping carts and garbage all over the place. July 18, 5:13 p.m. A crash that caused major damage was reported on Medallion Drive and Gann Street. Two vehicles were reported to be involved in the crash. At least one person appeared to need medical care. July 18, 7:52 p.m. A restraining/court order violation was reported on Fruitwood Common. The reporting person, who had an active restraining order against another person, said they saw the individual driving by more than once in a white Toyota Rav 4. July 18, 11:07 p.m. A disturbing the peace call was reported on Cashew Court. The reported call involved a domestic disturbance. July 19, 9:50 a.m. A commercial burglary was reported on Sand Creek Road. The call was reported to be at a vacant commercial lot. The fence was reportedly cut and a Jet Ski trailer was taken off the property.

July 19, 10:34 a.m. A case of forgery was reported on Lone Tree Way. The reporting person said a skimmer at the location copied his bank card information and now he has a $35 charge on his bank card. July 19, 12:22 p.m. A loitering complaint was reported on Continente Avenue. A reported SUV dumped garbage and furniture at the location. July 19, 12:35 p.m. A case of grand theft involving a stolen catalytic converter was reported on Scott Creek Way. July 19, 12:38 p.m. A case of forgery was reported on Myrtle Beach Drive. The reporting person said their credit card was used to pay rent in Texas. The apartment complex that would have received the money reportedly had the name of the suspect in the case, but they refuse to divulge it until a police report is filed. July 19, 12:58 p.m. A case of disturbing the peace was reported on Sand Creek Road. July 19, 4:55 p.m. A hit-and-run with injuries was reported on Sand Creek Road. The reporting person said he was involved in a crash at the location and the other party refused to provide insurance information. July 19, 10:44 p.m. A domestic issue was reported on Jennifer Street.

OAKLEY July 17, 12:17 a.m. A service to citizen was performed on the 4600 block of Bayside Way. July 17, 12:18 a.m. A civil issue was reported on the 500 block of Freemark Lane. July 17, 12:22 a.m. A loud party was reported on Ridge Crest Court and Cinnamon Ridge Drive. July 17, 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. Police assisted people at Freedom High School at 12:30 a.m. and at the 100 block of Pheasant Way at 12:45 a.m.. July 17, 12:59 a.m. Police were requested to check Laurel Ballfields for undisclosed activity. July 17, 1:19 a.m. Police assisted someone at an undisclosed location. July 17, 2:14 a.m. A loud party was reported on the 900 block of Almaden Circle. July 17, 2:17 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at Anvilwood Drive and Mellowood Drive. July 17, 2:36 a.m. An alarm was reported at Black Bear Diner. It turned out to be a false alarm. July 17, 2:48 a.m. and 3:09 a.m. Citations were issued for a vehicle code violation at 2:48 a.m. on East Cypress Road and Rubens Way. A citation was issued also at Laurel Road and Empire Avenue at 3:09 a.m. July 17, 3:22 a.m. A report of an unknown type was taken on the 900 block of West Cypress Road. July 17, 3:41 a.m. A citation was issued on Main Street and Big Break Road. July 17, 7:10 a.m. An auto burglary was reported on Main Street and Rose Avenue. July 17, 8:05 a.m. Police assisted a visitor to the city’s police department.

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July 17, 5:54 p.m. An alarm sounded from the 500 block of Gemstone Drive. July 17, 5:58 p.m. Undisclosed property was reported lost at Grocery Outlet. July 17, 5:59 p.m. A person was given a citation on O’Hara Avenue and Carpenter Road. July 17, 6:15 p.m. Someone reported they were being harassed on the 80 block of Clove Court. July 17, 6:20 p.m. An alarm sounded from the 700 block of Dimock Street. July 17, 6:24 p.m and 6:39 p.m. People were assisted on the 1800 block of Locke Court and at the police department. July 17, 6:48 p.m. A person hung up after calling 911 on the 4600 block of La Vista Drive. July 17, 6:55 p.m. An alarm was reported on the 5400 block of Jersey Island Road. July 17, 7:50 p.m. An outside law enforcement agency requested assistance on the 500 block of Norcross Lane. July 17, 8:09 and 8:18 p.m. Police assisted people twice on the 1800 block of Locke Court. July 17, 8:41 p.m. Police conducted a welfare check at Walnut Meadows Drive and Vintage Place. July 17, 8:43 p.m. Fireworks were heard on Matisse Court and Michelangelo Drive. July 17, 8:51 p.m. A citation was issued on Main Street and Norcross Lane. July 17, 8:52 p.m. Vandalism was reported on the 1500 block Wildcat Way. July 17, 9 p.m. A neighbor dispute was reported on the 30 block of Madeira Court. July 17, 9:05 p.m. Police assisted a citizen on the 5000 block of Neroly Road. July 17, 9:07 p.m. Police issued a citation on Main Street. July 17, 9:15 p.m. An outside law enforcement agency asked for help at the police department. July 17, 9:16 p.m. A 911 hangup occurred from Hansford Way. July 17, 9:55 p.m. Police assisted a citizen on the 1800 block of Locke Court. July 17, 10:35 p.m. A security check was requested on the 900 block of Main Street at Starbucks. July 17, 10:41 p.m. Police assisted a citizen on Creekside Park. July 17, 10:46 p.m. A case of reckless driving was reported on Wilbur Avenue. July 17, 10:49 p.m. Reckless driving was reported on Sellers Avenue and Cypress Road. July 17, 10:51 p.m. Police assisted someone on the 1800 block of Locke Court. July 17, 11:12 p.m. A dispute was reported on the 1100 block of Quail Valley Run. July 17, 11:13 p.m. Police were asked to check Laurel ballfields. July 17, 11:36 p.m. Police issued a citation on Main Street. July 17, 11:45 and 11:51 p.m. Police were asked to check Delta Vista Middle School at 11:45 p.m. and Laurel Ballfields at 11:51 p.m. July 17, 11:52 Police helped someone on the 300 block of East Home Street.


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How to respond to active shooters In the wake of several active shooter situations nationwide – including those most recently in Uvalde, Texas and Highland Park, Illinois, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Newark, N.J. – some school district leaders nationwide have had to update or learn about what their administrations, teachers and students should do. Police and the federal government define an ‘active shooter situation’ as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” Statistics Between 2009 and 2020 nationwide, 947 people have been shot and wounded, 1,363 have been shot and killed, and 10 are shot per mass shooting, according to the website everytownresearch.org. In the last decade, there have been 540 active shooter incidents at schools that resulted in at least one person killed or injured, according to the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. States with the most active shooter situations were Texas (43), California (41), Illinois (37), Florida (31) and Pennsylvania (26). What to do in an active shooter situation: • Kindergarten-12th grade schools and colleges are the second and third most common locations for active shooter situations after businesses. As of 2018, California schools are required to have a ‘comprehensive school safety plan.” • Create a healthy school climate. Address bullying, harassment and physical violence; involve students in planning. Social media posts are an example of evidence of a planned shooting so that other potential violence can be discovered; create an environment in which students feel respected; students can influence each other and their behavior; schools can train students to be peer-to-peer counselors and can intervene if another student is being aggressive or mean; encourage students to become peacemakers to improve their emotional intelligence and communication skills.

How to recognize potential threats: Obsessions with guns or mass shootings; being a target of bullying; isolation or social withdrawal; overly aggressive reaction to seemingly minor problems (a sign of a lack of selfregulation); easy access to, or bragging about, firearms; overt threats of violence (spoken, written, video, gestures) Set up a threat assessment team • Training for such teams includes ways to safeguard against targeting students by race, religion or other characteristics; team members can evaluate a threat and step in to prevent problems. • Create a plan that gives staff and students options • Host practice drills to fix potential problems or gaps in the plan; tell students and staff what to expect from police. Active shooter incidents usually last 5-7 minutes, and the incident might be over by the time police arrive. Always follow police orders, and police will not stop to help injured people. Paramedics will do that. School principal responsibilities • Institute access controls (e.g. keys, security system pass codes); distribute critical items to appropriate managers / employees, including: floor plans, keys, personnel lists and telephone numbers; coordinate with the facility’s security department to ensure the physical security of the location – assemble crisis kits containing: radios, floor plans, staff roster, and staff emergency contact numbers, first aid kits, and flashlights; place removable floor plans near entrances and exits for emergency responders; activate the emergency notification system Run, hide, fight strategy If you hear what sounds like a gunshot, leave. Don’t wait for confirmation; if there is an escape path, do your best to follow it and run. (In the Columbine High School shooting, 10 of the 12 people killed remained ‘locked down’ in a library that had a back door through which they could have escaped; if you are in an office, stay there, and close and lock the door; if you are in

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a hallway, get into a room, and close and lock the door. If the active shooter is nearby: Lock the door; silence your cell phone and/or pager; turn off any source of noise (i.e., radios, televisions); hide behind large items (i.e., cabinets, desks); remain quiet If evacuation and hiding out are not possible: Remain calm; dial 911, if possible, to alert police to the active shooter’s location; If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen; take others with you, but don’t stay behind if they don’t want to run; leave your stuff, except your cellphone. If you have anything in your hands, police might mistakenly think you are the shooter; If you can’t evacuate, find a place to hide; Lock or barricade the door with heavy furniture; hide behind a large filing cabinet; Turn off the lights so the shooter might believe the room you’re in is empty; Turn off your phone; stay quiet; silently communicate with first responders if possible; stay put until identifiable law enforcement officers say it’s safe; last resort – fight the shooter; improvise weapons (fire extinguishers, chairs and scissors, for example. How to react when law enforcement arrives: Remain calm, and follow officers’ instructions, put down any items in your hands (e.g., bags, jackets, immediately raise hands and spread fingers, keep your hands visible at all times, avoid making quick movements toward officers such as holding on to them for safety, don’t point, scream and/or yell, do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the premises. For more information, call the state School Health and Safety Office at 916-319-0914. Sources: School Action for Safety and Health plan, State of California; Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools of the U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Homeland Security To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003838 The name of the business(es): A & M Towing Located at: 2580 Wilbur Avenue In: Antioch CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Michael G. Jonasson 2. Judy R. Alcala. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/1/1993. Signature of registrant: Michael G. Jonasson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/01/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 06/30/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2022

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AND MSHFIQULLAH ATTA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. SARA ATTA b. MSHFIQULLAH ATTA to Proposed Name: a. SARA SHAHRANI b. MOSHFEQ SHAHRANI. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 09/13/2022 Time: 9:00 AM Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: June 14, 2022 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press Brentwood Press 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

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day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Bryan Briggs, a single man and Ola A. Blanton, a single woman, as joint tenants Recorded: 8/29/2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0173588-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/30/2022 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $349,391.35 The purported property address is: 1123 W 18TH STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 074-321-017-1 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19874101-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 800-280-2832, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan. com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19874101-JB to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s

Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio S San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-874101-JB IDSPub #0179809 7/29/2022 8/5/2022 8/12/2022. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88541 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004336 The name of the business(es): FINDING THE MESSIAH Located at: 4617 Ford Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Megan Zuniga. 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: Megan Zuniga, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/29/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/28/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004172 The name of the business(es): Apex Located at: 2353 Woodhill Drive In: Pittsburg, CA, 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner: Shakeel Ahmad. 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: Shakeel Ahmad. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/20/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/19/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003530 The name of the business(es): bluejeanbeauty Located at: 2531 Foghorn Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Morgan Bowe. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 06/07/2022. Signature of registrant: Morgan Bowe. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 06/16/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 06/15/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003912 The name of the business(es): 1. Serenity Pools 2. Serenity Pool Service 3. Serenity Pool Maintenance Located at: 1013 Sutter Creek Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Justin Brown 2. Molly Brown. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/03/2017. Signature of registrant: Justin Brown, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/08/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/07/2027 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2022-0003991 The name of the business(es): The Backyard Located at: 205 Cutting Blvd Unit B In Richmond, CA, 94804, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Millennial Mansions LLC. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/11/2022 . Signature of registrant: Emmet Kauffman, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/14/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/13/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003718 The name of the business: Unlimited Changes Located at: 197 Linda Vista Avenue In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. James Carter 2. Silvia Carter. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/31/2017. Signature of registrant: James Carter, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 06/24/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 06/23/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003854 The name of the business(es): Lantech Design Located at: 104 Berry Dr. In: Pacheco, CA 94553, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Calisco Landscape LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/05/2022. Signature of registrant: Eduardo Garcia, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 07/05/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/04/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003585 The name of the business(es): Rancho Cucamonga Luxury Homes Located at: 2603 Camino Ramon Suite 200 In: San Ramon, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alexis Stapp-Fu. 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: Alexis Stapp-Fu, Individual. This stateFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ment was filed with the County Clerk of NAME STATEMENT Contra Costa County on: 06/21/2022 by File No. F-2022-0003993 The name of the Deputy Clerk Expires 06/20/2027 Brentbusiness: wood Press No. 02-1273 1. The Skin Experts Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2. Brentwood Dermatology 2022 Located at: 2221 Balfour Rd Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regisFICTITIOUS BUSINESS tered by the following owner: Robert E. NAME STATEMENT Beer, M.D., This business is conducted File No. F-2022-0003619 The name of by: a Corporation, State of Incorporation: the business(es): WCCY Located at: 68 California. The registrant commenced Guise Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, to transact business under the fictitious is hereby registered by the following business name or names listed above owner(s): Jeffery David Powell. This on 01/01/2019. Signature of registrant: business is conducted by: An Individual. Robert E. Beer, MD, CEO. This statement The registrant commenced to transact was filed with the County Clerk of Contra business under the fictitious business Costa County on: 07/14/2022 by Deputy name or names listed above on N/A. Clerk Expires 07/13/2027 Brentwood Signature of registrant: Jeffery David Press No. 02-1273 Powell, Owner. This statement was filed Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, with the County Clerk of Contra Costa 2022 County on: 06/21/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 06/20/2027 Brentwood Press No. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 02-1273 NAME STATEMENT Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, File No. F-2022-0003737 The name of 2022 the business(es): Bongiorno Pest Pros Located at: 470 Harvest Park Dr. Ste FICTITIOUS BUSINESS G In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby NAME STATEMENT registered by the following owner(s): File No. F-2022-0004016 The name of the Bongiorno Termite Control, Inc. This business: Quick Gas Mart Located at: business is conducted by: a Corporation, 4069 San Pablo Dam Rd In: El Sobrante, State of Incorporation: California . The CA 94803, is hereby registered by the folregistrant commenced to transact busi- lowing owner: El Sobrante Fuels INC. This ness under the fictitious business name business is conducted by: a Corporation, or names listed above on N/A . Signature State of Incorporation: CA. The registrant of registrant: Andrew Bongiorno, Owner/ commenced to transact business under President. This statement was filed with the fictitious business name or names the County Clerk of Contra Costa County listed above on 10/20/2017. Signature on: June 27, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Ex- of registrant: Kulwant Singh, CEO. This pires 06/26/2027 Brentwood Press No. statement was filed with the County Clerk 02-1273 of Contra Costa County on: 07/14/2022 by Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, Deputy Clerk Expires 07/13/2027 Brent2022 wood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 2022 NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003921 The name of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the business(es): Urban City MechaniNAME STATEMENT cal Located at: 2241 Lakeview Circle In: File No. F-2022-0003510 The name of Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered the business: Motel 6 Walnut Creek by the following owner(s): Raushaun Located at: 2389 North Main Street Chavez Johnson. This business is con- In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, is hereby ducted by: an Individual. The registrant registered by the following owner: D commenced to transact business under Walnut, LLC. This business is conducted the fictitious business name or names by: A Limited Liability Company, State listed above on N/A. Signature of reg- of Organization: CA. The registrant comistrant: Raushaun Johnson, Individual. menced to transact business under the This statement was filed with the County fictitious business name or names listed Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 8, above on 03/17/2022. Signature of reg2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/07/2027 istrant: Amandeep Dhillon, Managing Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Member. This statement was filed with Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, the County Clerk of Contra Costa County 2022 on: 06/16/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 6/15/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, NAME STATEMENT 2022 File No. F-2022-0004161 The name of the business: The Wallstreet Group ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Located at: 2603 Camino Ramon Suite FOR CHANGE OF NAME 200 In: San Ramon, CA 94583, is hereby PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: SARA registered by the following owner: Crys- ATTA SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, tal Pagani. This business is conducted COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court by: An Individual. The registrant com- Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: menced to transact business under the SARA ATTA AND MSHFIQULLAH CASE fictitious business name or names listed NUMBER: N09-0955 TO ALL INTERabove on N/A. Signature of registrant: ESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SARA ATTA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on August 9, 2022, hold a public hearing on, and take actions on the following matter: A resolution adopting the 2022 Public Health Goal Report on drinking water to satisfy requirements of California Health and Safety Code Section 116470(b). Consistent with Contra Costa County Health Orders, and in accordance with California Government Code Section 54953 concerning teleconference meetings, the City Council meeting will be held exclusively via teleconference, using the Zoom video conferencing system; no physical meeting will occur. How to View and Participate The public is invited to participate in the City Council meeting and offer comments of up to 3 minutes (or as may otherwise be determined by the Council) using any of the following methods: 1. Zoom: www.brentwoodca.gov/vcc The public may view and participate in the meeting using the link above. During the meeting, each period for public comment will be announced, and participants may use the “Raise Hand” feature on Zoom to request to speak. The meeting host will call on you, by name if a name is provided, and microphone when it is your turn to speak. In order to ensure the orderly administration of the meeting using this method, providing your name is encouraged, but is not required. (If you need instructions on how to use this feature, please contact the City Clerk by noon of the meeting date at cityclerk@brentwoodca.gov or 925.516.5182.) The public may view the meeting via one-way video feed by selecting the video option at the City Council Agendas’ link on the City webpage at www.brentwoodca.gov 2. Telephone If you wish to comment during the meeting via telephone, you may “raise your hand” virtually on most devices by pressing • 9, and you will be called upon when it is your time to speak. After speaking, please press • 9 again to remove the “raise your hand” feature. If that feature does not work on your device, please email cityclerk@brentwoodca.gov in advance of the meeting where possible. The request must contain in the subject line “Request to Speak - Agenda Item #” and should include name and full phone number that will be used to call in. In order to ensure the orderly administration of the meeting using this method, providing your name is encouraged, but is not required. 3. E-mail Public comments can also be submitted via e-mail to cityclerk@ brentwoodca.gov. Emails not sent to this email address will not be included as public comments. Any public comments received up until 3:00 p.m. of the meeting date will be: • distributed to the Council via email before the meeting, • posted online for public inspection at https://www.brentwoodca.gov/councilmeetingonline, and

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003795 The name of the business: CHAVELITA’S SALSA Located at: 3664 LONE TREE WAY In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) JORGE GARCIA 2) CESAR LUCAS. 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: CESAR LUCAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 29, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 6/28/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88455 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004013 The name of the business(es): Navarrete Transport Located at: 4121 Palomar Dr In: Antioch, CA. 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Carlos Navarrete. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/11/2010. Signature of registrant: Juan Carlos Navarrete. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 14, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 7/13/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88505 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2022. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Self-storage unit contents of the following customers containing household and other goods will be sold for cash by CubeSmart to satisfy a lien on August 11, 2022 at approx. 01:00 PM at CubeSmart #5975, 1790 Vineyard Drive, Antioch CA 94509, (925) 5264580: Tonia F Galvin, Lori Hoffman, JUAN JAIME RANGEL, Alisha Davenport, Danial Bryant, Michell Hernandez, Keith Nimrod, Donovan Joseph Castro, Paulo Ferreira. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88662 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 2022. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-874101-JB Order No.: FIN-19001332 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/19/2016. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003343 The name of the business(es): Paws + Claws Play Care LLC Located at: 433 Silverwood St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paws + Claws Play Care LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: California. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/28/2020. Signature of registrant: Laura Raneri, Officer/Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 6/7/2027 Brentwood Press No. 021273 88474 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003805 The name of the business(es): Chavez Barbershop Located at: 761 2nd St. Unit C In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Monica Chavez 2. Mario Chavez This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Monica Chavez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: June 30, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 6/29/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88691 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003840 The name of the business(es): LUMINOUS COATINGS Located at: 10 BOXWOOD CT In: PITTSBURG, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PARDEEP KUMAR. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/17/2016. Signature of registrant: PARDEEP KUMAR, INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 1, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 6/30/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88488 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003846 The name of the business(es): RC CALIX ELECTRIC Located at: 8145 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ryner Calixtro. 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: Ryner Calixtro. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 5, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/4/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88444 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 8, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003855 The name of the business(es): Artful OT World Located at: 1211 Trailside Circle In: Concord, CA 94518, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BEVERLY OMOLE. 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: BEVERLY OMOLE, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 5, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 7/4/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88457 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003936 The name of the business(es): DIVINE STRATEGIES FOR LIVING Located at: 1617 MARINA WAY In: BRENTWOOD , CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): OLA O POPOOLA. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 05/03/2017. Signature of registrant: OLA POPOOLA, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 11, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 07/10/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88487 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2022.

Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 10/25/2022 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 15. b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Ralph Andino 39560 Stevenson Place, Suite 217 Fremont, CA 94539 (831) 797-7990 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88501 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2022.\cs2

file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Judy A. Jensen, Gianelli Nielsen, A Professional Law Corporation. 1014 16th Street, Modesto, CA 95354. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88734 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2022.\cs2

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: 9/14/22 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 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: 7/27/22 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88652 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2022.

Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 COURT STREET, RM. 103, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Marie G. Quashnock, Alvis Quashnock & Associates, a PC, 613 First St., Ste 202, Brentwood, CA 94513 Tel. 925516-1617 DATE (Fecha): April 27, 2022 Clerk, by (Secretario): K. Vaquerano, Dept (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served - Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88731 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022.

May 16, 2022 Greenville, South Carolina Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88733 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003958 The name of the business(es): GEAR SHIFT Located at: 944 Chianti Way In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Omar Esparza. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/12/2022. Signature of registrant: Omar Esparza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 12, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/11/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88486 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2022.

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 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: $1,449,707.91 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 written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 7/22/2022 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 27455 TIERRA ALTA WAY, STE. B, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619)465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 758-8052 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 758-8052 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site - www.Xome. com - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 132809. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.(effective January 1, 2021) NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (800) 758-8052 for information regarding the trustee’s sale, or visit this internet website www.Xome.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 132809 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. A-4755148 08/05/2022, 08/12/2022, 08/19/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88641 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003938 The name of the business(es): PETALS Located at: 2535 SAND CREEK ROAD, UNIT 128 In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PETALS LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/15/2022. Signature of registrant: MORRIETTA DAVIS, CEO (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER) . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 11, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/10/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88655 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0003999 The name of the business(es): KINGDOM PURSUIT Located at: 2208 CONCORD DRIVE In: PITTSBURG, CA. 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): NICHOLAS MATTHEW MARTIN. 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: NICHOLAS MARTIN, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 14, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/13/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88504 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004001 The name of the business(es): Zovich Construction Located at: 103 Technology Court, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Zovich & Sons Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation, State of Incorporation: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/05/2001. Signature of registrant: Ante Zovich Jr, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 14, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 07/13/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88613 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004080 The name of the business(es): PENA AUTO DISMANTLER #2 LLC Located at: 6337 BRENTWOOD BLVD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pena Auto Dismantler #2 LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/08/2021. Signature of registrant: MARIA ELENA PENA, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 18, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/17/27 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88661 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Juan R Gomez, deceased CASE NUMBER P22-01060 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Juan R Gomez, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Yan Liu Gomez in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Yan Liu Gomez be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE BRENTWOOD UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVING TO INCREASE STATUTORY SCHOOL FACILITY FEES IMPOSED ON NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION PURSUANT TO EDUCATION CODE SECTION 17620 AND GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65995. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Brentwood Union School District (“School District”) will hold a Public Hearing at its Regular Meeting to be held on 8/17/22 to allow for public comment prior to consideration of its report titled “Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study for Brentwood Union School District (“Fee Study”), and consider adopting a resolution of the Board of the School District to Increase Statutory School Facility Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Construction Pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995, the Fee Study justifying such increase, which are Incorporated herein by this reference, are available for public review on the School District’s website at https://www/brentwood.12.ca.us/ from August 7, 2022 through August 16, 2022. The Public Hearing of the School District, to be held 8/17/22 will begin at 7:00pm or as soon thereafter as practicable, at the District Service Center, located at 255 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. These matters will be considered at such time at this agenda item is considered by the Board of the School District. Any questions regarding the Fee Study or the public hearing should be direct to Robin NOTICE OF PETITION TO Schmitt, Chief Business Official at (925) ADMINISTER ESTATE 613-6306. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 OF: Ronald P. Greer, also known as 88638 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 2022. Ronald Paul Greer and Ronald Greer, deceased CASE NUMBER P22-01054 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, conOF PERSONAL PROPERTY tingent creditors, and persons who may Notice is hereby given that pursuant otherwise be interested in the will or es- to Section 21700 of the Business and tate, or both, of: Ronald P. Greer, Ronald Professions Code, State of California, Paul Greer and Ronald Greer, deceased. the undersigned will sell at public sale A Petition for Probate has been filed by: by competitive bidding on Wednesday Staci Diaz in the Superior Court of Cali- August 10th, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at fornia, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Brentwood Self Storage, 190 Sand Petition for Probate requests that: Creek Road, Brentwood CA 94513. Staci Diaz be appointed as personal County of Contra Costa, State of Califorrepresentative to administer the estate of nia, the goods, chattel or other personal the decedent. The petition requests au- property including but not limited to thority to administer the estate under the furniture, clothing, tools and/or Independent Administration of Estates other household items. Stored by the Act. (This authority will allow the per- following person(s): sonal representative to take many actions Mitch Wright without obtaining court approval. Before Marguerette Vampelt taking certain very important actions, Damon Williams however, the personal representative will Chareese Bailey be required to give notice to interested All purchased goods are sold as is and persons unless they have waived notice must be paid for at the time of purchase. or consented to the proposed action.) The Cash Only. Management reserves the independent administration authority right to set a minimum bid and/or rewill be granted unless an interested per- fuse any bids. This notice is subject to son files an objection to the petition and cancellation without notice in the event shows good cause why the court should of a settlement between owner and oblinot grant the authority. A hearing on gated party. All sales are subject to prior the petition will be held in this court cancellation. Terms, rules, and regulaas follows: a. Date: 10/20/2022 tions are available at sale. Auction to be Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 15. b. Address conducted by Nor Cal Storage Auctions, of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA Inc. CA Bond #7900468597 #916-60494553. If you object to the granting of 9695. Legal EC 8976 Publication Dates: the petition, you should appear at the July 29th & August 5th 2022 Brentwood hearing and state your objections or file Press No. 02-1273 88643 Publish Dates: written objections with the court before July 29, August 5, 2022. the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 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SUMMONS (Petition Served) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No: 2021CP0401767 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF ANDERSON Distinctive Homes, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Fahd A. Zarrouf, Powdersville Holdings, LLC, and Timothy P. Hamm Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint on the below subscriber at his offices, 601 McBee Avenue, Suite 104, Greenville, S. C., within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for a default judgment for the relief demanded in the Complaint. ASHMORE LEAPHART & RABON, LLC /s/ R. O’Neil Rabon, Jr. R. O’Neil Rabon, Jr. (SC Bar #4621) Attorneys for Plaintiff P. O. Box 10766 601 E. McBee Avenue, Suite 104 Greenville, SC 29603 (864) 271-2594 nrabon@alrlaw.net

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0004081 The name of the business(es): PENA AUTO DISMANTLER #1 LLC Located at: 5740 Main St In: OAKLEY, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pena Auto Dismantler #1 LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limitied Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/08/2021. Signature of registrant: Jose Angel Pena, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 18, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 7/17/27 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88657 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 21700 of the Business and Professions Code, State of California, the undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 9:30 A.M. at Oakley Self Storage, 4700 Main St. Oakley, CA 94561. County of Contra Costa, State of California, the goods, chattel or other personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. Stored by the following person(s): Rachel Macchia Patricia Fernandez Nicole Karber James Moynahan Wanda Weaver Kristi Wheatley All purchased goods are sold as is and must be paid for at the time of purchase. Cash Only. Management reserves the right to set a minimum bid and/or refuse any bids. This notice is subject to cancellation without notice in the event of a settlement between owner and obligated party. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. Terms, rules, and regulations are available at sale. Auction to be conducted by Nor-Cal Storage Auctions, Inc. CA Bond #7900468597 #916-6049695. Legal EC 8976 Publication Dates: July 29, 2022 and August 5, 2022. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88642 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 2022. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 132809 Title No. 95518427 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/31/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/31/2022 at 1:30 PM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/01/2006, as Instrument No. 20060064425-00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by David T. Manaoat and Leah T. Manaoat, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants, 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), At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565. 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: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 041-310-042-1 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 102 Sonora Court, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant


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used in 2020 by 15 percent,” according to the agenda packet for the meeting. The vote was made following a presentation by Miki Tsubota, the city’s director of public works. “It’s mandated by the governor, as well as the state,” Tsubota said. “They’ve asked us to look into our very own urban water management plan and implement some demand reduction actions.” For residents, this means not washing their cars in the driveway and running sprinklers at night rather than during the day to prevent evaporation, according to Tsubota. The resolution encourages the city and residents to begin adopting conservation measures associated with Stage 2 of the city’s water shortage contingency plan,without officially moving from the first stage of the plan to the second. The contingency plan is a policy that breaks conservation measures into six levels, with Level 1 being the mildest, that outlines how to use less water. The first level, which Brentwood is currently in, encourages voluntary conservation rather than implementing mandatory water restrictions, according to the meeting agenda. While the newly-adopted actions — such as mandating that vehicle washing must be done at facilities using recycled or recirculated water — are associated with Stage 2 of the contingency plan, the city is

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not moving into the second stage because doing so is not required if the city does not anticipate a water shortage. Because the conservation efforts are voluntary, the city intends to enforce compliance with education rather than fining residents, according to the agenda packet. “Even though the state and the region are in the midst of a pretty severe drought,” Tsubota said, “what I do want to assure our council and our public is here in Brentwood, we do not have – nor do we anticipate having – a water shortage.” The city is doing this to prevent such a shortage. According to the Urban Water Management Plan, Bretnwood’s water supply

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clusive list of our investigation.” The document by Antioch police creates a clearer picture of the investigation, showing that police had contacted Jones as early as Jan 27 in connection with Gabe’s disappearance. The following day, Jones consented to a warrantless search of his home with the exception of two bedrooms as well as his cellphone date. A warrant was not obtained by police due to lack of probable cause that

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been previously labeled as permanent open space under the city’s General Plan, which already allows for limited use, such as grazing and habitat preservation, Gale said. There are some proposed exceptions to use of the designated open space. If a civic entity needed to use any of the aforementioned land – for roads, public water,

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consists of surface water from the Delta, as well as groundwater and recycled water. Tsubota also said that the city has a surplus of water, both recycled and drinkable. Brentwood has an estimated 7 billion gallons of drinking water. And, even with no further conservation efforts, the city is expected to use 3 billion to 4 billion gallons of it during the summer. Tsubota said he anticipates that the city will use between one-third and one-half of its 1 billion gallons of recycled water this season. Residents will not be the only ones asked to conserve water. Several Stage 2 measures being encouraged by the city are aimed at commercial water users, ac-

a crime had occurred at that point, according to Cox. In addition to its investigation of Jones and his immediate family, the document also lists efforts to recover Gabe’s body, such as the drainage of an 8 million-gallon pond in Pioneer and “multiple land, air, and water searches” by several law enforcement agencies. As part of their effort to recover their daughter’s body, Gwyn and his wife, Rowena, have continued to organize volunteer searches for evidence on weekends and

waste water, storm drains, water recycling, etc. – they could. Some of these facilities already exist as part of the land covered in the designated area. However, any new facilities would need to be covered under the No Net Loss of Open Space provision. Changes will also be allowed based on state and federal land-use laws. The No Net Loss of Open Space provision states that the City Council may amend the General Plan to remove land from the Open Space Overlay if the City Council simultaneously adds an equal or greater amount of open space land to the overlay. Any land removed will need to be owned by a governmental entity and used for a public purpose. During the time allotted for questions and open discussion, Councilmember Jovita Mendoza raised concerns regarding the No Net Loss policy. “I think that the majority of our Council is all about open space. But if you get a council that’s not, and there’s a land swap, there’s no remedy for residents,” Mendoza said. “It’s whatever the council wants.” “The purpose of this policy is to ensure that public agencies can still provide much-needed public services without re-

cording to Tsubota. He cited the most significant of these as prohibiting the use of potable water to irrigate “non-functional turf ” at city facilities, or landscaping at commercial and industrial sites, according to the agenda packet. Fields used recreationally, such as parks and sports fields, would not be affected. Tsubota listed the landscaping in front of the police station as an example of non-functional turf that would be impacted. During public comment, residents expressed concern that the city was being “hypocritical” by imposing water conservation exercises on them while continuing to develop houses that would create increased demand for water resources. “Even if we wanted to place a moratorium on building in our city today, because of the legislation passed on the state level, we are not able to,” Councilmember Karen Rarey said after public comments. Rarey cited Senate Bill 330 as some of the legislation that prohibits cities from enacting new laws on the local level that impact or delay construction of housing developments. According to Tsubota, infrastructure plans, such as residential development, are taken into account when calculating water usage. “A lot of it is common sense,” he said. “Just don’t waste water.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

have contacted psychic mediums for assistance as well. According to Facebook posts made by Gwyn, they will be attending an Aug. 6 performance by television medium Theresa Caputo where they hope to speak with her. Gwyn’s post asking for help on Caputo’s Facebook page has garnered over 1,400 reactions as of press time, but no public acknowledgement from her. For the full nine-page timeline, visit www.thepress.net. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

ducing the amount of open spaces protected by the overlay,” said Gale. “These kinds of beneficial land swaps can be vital to ensuring that public agencies are able to continue providing public services.” Mendoza said her biggest concern is the potential loss of neighborhood parks. “Your neighborhood may have a big, beautiful park, but in 2 or 3 years, the city says ‘We need to do x, y, z so now they might not even have a park,” she said. “They might have to drive somewhere else for a park if it’s taken away, correct?” Gale reiterated that, in that instance, while neighborhood residents would no longer have access to the space as a park, it would still be owned by a government entity and used for a public purpose, not just opened up for general development. To address the concerns, Councilmember Karen Rarey suggested adding a provision that states any new parcel added, as part of the No Net Loss, needed to be close to the original plot of land. “We’re not taking a park away from somebody on the east side and putting it on the west side or the north, and you know, moving them clear across town,” Rarey said. Gale said that including the new lan-

guage was possible, but deferred to the city’s legal counsel on whether it could be accomplished in enough time to approve the ballot measure at the evening’s meeting. Looking ahead, Assistant City Attorney Katy Wisinski asked about how built out Brentwood already is, and questioned how feasible a proximity requirement could be, depending on the location. “I’m not advocating for, or against, the addition of a new condition, but it’s something to think about – whether or not it limits the efficacy of that tool in the future,” said Wisinski. Following a further suggestion from City Manager Tim Ogden, council decided that the language would be included, with the caveat of being “where possible.” Furthermore, if there is no land available to swap as part of the No Net Loss agreement, the issue would then be presented to residents and put to a citywide vote on whether they wanted to remove the open space from the overlay for it to be developed for a different civic use. For more information, or to watch the video of the July 26 meeting, visit https://bit.ly/3QjwK52. To comment, visit www.thepress.net


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