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Fire season now year round Experts blame climate change

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters battle a vegetation fire in Oakley in early May. Local and state firefighting officials now consider the state’s firefighting season to be year round.

by Melissa van Ruiten Staff Writer

REGIONAL Year after year, for nearly the last decade, California has endured its “worst fire season in history.” The last two years have seen both the most destructive wildfire season (2020) and the largest individual wildfire (2021) in the state’s history. In 2021, over 3 million acres— a total nearly the size of Connecticut— burned, according to Climatewire.com. The previous year still holds the record, however, with a total of 4.3 million acres ravaged by wildfire. The CalFire and U.S. Forest Service combined number of fires for 2022 have already reached 2,021, with 9,152 acres burned, according to CalFire’s website. The culprit? Climate change. Wildfire season, which has traditionally been from May to October, has begun creeping ear-

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lier and extending longer each year, according to some climate experts, who suggest that California is now in a perpetual fire season because of little rain, rising global temperatures, and parched vegetation. “There’s no ‘season’ anymore,” said East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Ross Macumber. “It’s

all year round, with drought, especially in Northern California. We’re not quite used to a year round fire season, but it’s here.” Macumber is a 26-year veteran who says he’s watched the drought-driven change occur. “When I first started in the fire service, red flag days in May were very uncommon,” Macumber said. “I think we’ve had them

for the last 3 years straight.” Fire crews used to be able to put their wildfire gear away around Halloween and not have to pick it back up until June, he said. Now, he says, departments are typically putting the gear away in December and having to pick it back up again as early as see Fire season page 22A

Alexis Gabe fund increases to $100,000 OAKLEY The Oakley City Council moved to create a permanent fund to assist investigators with high-profile crimes as part of the May 24 meeting. The establishment of the fund was originally in response to the disappearance of Oakley resident Alexis Gabe. The council increased its contribution from 10,000 to $50,000 at the meeting. An anonymous donor previously pledged $50,000, allowing the fund to now sit at $100,000. Although the amount being pledged by the city is due to the January disappearance of Gabe, the council elected to adopt a permanent fund as part of the municipal code rather than leaving it as a one-time action. “As we are creating this, the city manager and the [police] chief are going to be creat-

ing this program,” Mayor Randy Pope said at the meeting. “I want it to be created so that $50,000 is perpetual. If it’s not used, it stays in the fund and hopefully we never have to use it again. But if, God forbid, something happens, we have some other high-profile crime, that asset is there for the investigators.” The motion to update the language in the municipal code to establish the $50,000 reward fund passed 4-1 with Vice Mayor Aaron Meadows opposed. Alexis Gabe, 25, was first reported missing “under suspicious circumstances” on Jan. 27. Her last known location was Benttree Way, Antioch. Her car was found by her cousins with the keys in the ignition on Trenton Street in Oakley, according to her family.

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ANTIOCH The Contra Costa County District Attorney announced the charges brought against Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe following his March 19 arrest. “Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe was charged with two Misdemeanor counts of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol on April 1, 2022,” the press release stated. According to the press release, the District Attorney’s office received a referral from the California Highway Patrol on March 23 on two violations of California Vehicle Code. Thorpe was pulled over by CHP on Interstate 680 in Concord on March 19 at 1:15 a.m., according to the agency’s statement later that day. Officers conducted a DUI investigation and Thorpe was arrested for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol, the agency said. The legal blood alcohol level for a DUI arrest in California is .08 or higher. Following the incident, Thorpe released a recorded statement on his Facebook page on March 20. “I wanted to come before you today because I wanted to share some personal news,” he said in the video. “Last night, after having dinner with a friend, I was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol and cited for driving under the influence. For that, I take full responsibility. Under the advice of counsel, I am limited in what I can share with you, but I see Thorpe page 22A

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“We hope these additional reward funds will lead us to Ms. Gabe’s whereabouts,” said Police Chief Paul Beard. “The Alexis Gabe case continues to consume the Oakley Police Department. Our team is working day and night to bring a resolution to her family.” According to Oakley officials, the reward funds will be distributed based on the information provided to investigators. Up to $100,000 will be awarded for direct information leading to Gabe’s whereabouts. Lesser amounts may be provided for other tips beneficial to the investigation, the city said in a news release. Anyone with information on Gabe’s whereabouts is asked to call 925-6257009 or Alexistips@ci.oakley.ca.us. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Proposed water tunnel puts Delta under scrutiny Advisory panel, feds lead effort to protect waterway by Melissa Van Ruiten Staff Writer

A Delta advisory panel is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify historic and culturally significant properties along the waterway that may need protection if the proposed water tunnel gets approval to move forward. In 2019, after years of effort from Rep. John Garamendi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Congress passed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. Passage of this act made the creation of the Sacramento-San Joaquin National Heritage Area – California’s first designated National Heritage Area (NHA) – possible. NHAs are grassroots, community-driven areas to heritage conservation and economic development. The Delta Protection Commission (DPC), the panel working with the Engineers as the local coordinator, proposes initiatives such as bolstering public engagement, working with diverse partners to coordinate heritage projects and programs, and providing funding and support to local agencies who are imple-

menting programs that preserve the Delta and teach the public about its importance in their lives. The Delta region is what the state and federal government call a “historic vernacular landscape.” The National Park Service defines this as a landscape that evolved through use by the people --local indigenous tribes and other ethnic groups contributed to its historical significance -- whose activities or occupancy shaped it through social or cultural attitudes of an individual, a family, or a community. It is considered one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the world. Migrating birds depend on the Delta, and it is home to an array of wildlife, including the endangered Delta smelt and Chinook salmon. If moving forward with the tunnel would harm the Delta and surrounding communities, the Corps will be required to develop a plan that will avoid, minimize, or reduce the potential damage, including not approving the permits needed to complete the project. Examples of harm include: • Physical destruction or damage • Alteration inconsistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

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• Relocation of the property • Change in the character of the property’s use or setting • Introduction of incompatible visual, atmospheric, or audible elements • Neglect and deterioration • Transfer, lease, or sale of a historic property out of federal control without adequate preservation restrictions The Corps is the federal agency considering permits for the tunnel’s construction. Since the Delta was designated as a heritage area, a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review is required. According to an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) guide, “Section 106 requires federal agencies to consider the effects of projects they carry out, approve, or fund on historic properties. Also, federal agencies must provide the ACHP an opportunity to comment on such projects prior to the agency’s decision on them. Section 106 review encourages, but does not mandate, preservation. Sometimes, a needed project can’t proceed without harming historic properties. Section 106 review does ensure that preservation values are factored into federal agency planning and decisions. Because of Section 106, federal agencies must as-

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OAKLY A 51-year-old man was fatally shot in Oakley Thursday night, May 19, in a suspected case of self defense, police said. Officers dispatched to the 200 block of W. Cypress Road on reports of a shooting found the man suffering from a single gunshot wound on the driveway of a home, police said. Oakley police officers and firefighters tended to the male, but he was pronounced

dead at the scene, police said. The man was identified as Ruben Santos Ortiz Jr, of Stockton, a spokesperson for the Contra Costa County Sheriff-Coroner Office said. Authorities say the unidentified 74-yearold female resident of the home has an elder abuse restraining order against the dead man, and there is a history of physical violence between them. Another act of physical violence

occurred, which led the female to shoot the male in self-defense, police said. “Due to this being a self-defense shooting, and absent any other crimes committed by the female, she was not booked,” police said in a statement. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call the Oakley Police Department at 924-625-8855 or 925-625-8060.

Four dogs die in Brentwood fire BRENTWOOD Four dogs died in a fire sparked by an air-conditioning unit that caught fire at Derty Dog K9 Retreat boarding and daycare center on Brentwood Boulevard in Brentwood on Thursday night, May 19. “It appears that an air-conditioning unit in one of the buildings at Derty Dog K9 Retreat caught fire,” said Brentwood police Lieutenant Mark Louwerens. “The fire then spread to the building, catching it on fire as well.” East Contra Costa Fire Protection District crews extinguished the fire quickly after it began at about 10 p.m., preventing it from spreading to surrounding buildings. Fifteen other dogs at the facility at the time were accounted for and are in good condition, police said.

Derty Dog K9 Retreat boarding and daycare center released the following statement on its Facebook page. “Most of you have heard about the fire that started last night in one of our boarding buildings that resulted in loss of life. The families of the ones who were lost are devastated, our staff is devastated and our family is devastated. Please pray for all involved, especially the families of the dogs who are gone.” To read the businesses’ complete statement, visit https://www. facebook.com/dertydog. Anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to call the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District at 925-634-3400.

1 killed, 1 wounded in home invasion ANTIOCH One man was killed and another sustained a gunshot wound when the pair exchanged gunfire during a robbery attempt on May 20 in Antioch. Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Lemontree Way at 3:30 a.m. on reports that a man had been shot, according

to a statement released later that same day. When police arrived, they discovered two men had been shot. “Through interviews and evidence located at the scene it was determined that a 37-year-old male attempted to force a 29-year-old resident into their apartment in

order to rob him,” the press release stated. “The victim was able to arm himself with a firearm and was able to shoot the suspect. The suspect returned fire striking the victim in the lower body.” Further details, including the identities of both men, were not released.


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Searching for tree vandals by Dawnmarie Fehr Correspondent

DISCOVERY BAY Authorities are searching for the people who vandalized several trees on Clipper Drive in Discovery Bay. The incident was discovered by the town’s landscaping crew on May 6, and reported to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department. “Someone completely cut down to the stump two trees and then hacked away two houses worth of trees,” said Recreation Programs Supervisor Monica Gallo. Gallo received a call from the landscapers that something had happened and went to investigate. As she pulled up to the 4300 block of Clipper

Drive, Gallo said she was horrified at what she found. “They left debris and tree branches all over the place,” she said. “They just hacked away at the trees left standing. It’s terrible. It’s disheartening that people are just taking it upon themselves to do this.” The trees lined the wall along Clipper Drive next to the Roberta Fuss Tot Lot. Discovery Bay General Manager Dina Breitstein said she was unaware of any complaints made by residents about the trees hanging over property lines. She noted if someone had complained, the town would have worked with them to ensure proper trimming of branches. The tree incident is the latest in a string of vandalism plaguing the small town. Graffiti at both Cornell Park

and Slifer Park has also been a big issue lately, with the town footing the bill to repaint tables and benches after they had been covered with obscene words and images. “The town of Discovery Bay is experiencing a lot of vandalism and graffiti,” Breitstein said. “The tables are getting tagged and we would love to request that if anyone sees anything, they call the town and report or call the sheriff’s department.” Lt. Mark Johnson, Delta Station Commander, said his department is looking into the issues and will follow up on any leads. If you see someone vandalizing property, call the sheriff’s non-emergency dispatch at 925-646-2441. To report problems to the town, call 925-634-1131.

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Car show coming to The Streets of Brentwood The Streets of Brentwood is known for its array of shopping options. But on June 5, it will become a showcase for Ford-powered vehicles during the 23rd annual Diablo Valley Mustang Association Car Show. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all Ford-powered vehicles from “1964-1/2” to the present. Entry fee is $40 in advance or $50 for driveup vehicles, with about 10% of the funds donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. “We love showing our cars,” said organizer Harry Davis of the Diablo Valley Mustang Association. “It makes us feel special. Some of the cars are drop-dead gorgeous.” All vehicles will be eligible to win a judges’ choice contest trophy. Judging criteria are based largely on the vehicles’ interiors, exteriors and trunk appearance, Davis said.

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After people have completed their Estate Plan, they often ask what they are should do next. The most important thing to do next is to tell your Successor Trustee about the Estate Plan and give them a copy of the Plan. In addition, you should be giving your Successor Trustee the following information: 1. Emergency Contact information: who should they contact first with names, addresses and phone numbers 2. Emergency Instructions: who will take care of children, parents. Copies of medical insurance, driver’s license and spare key to house and car. 3. Location of Estate Planning documents: Trust, Will, Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney. 4. Location of Important Documents: including car registration, life insurance policies, stock certificates, safe deposit key. 5. Completed Estate Planning Worksheet: including information regarding all assets including bank account numbers, brokerage accounts, insurance policies, inventory of jewelry and valuable collections 6. Benefits: a complete inventory of long term care insurance, pension rights, death benefits or other residual benefits which you, your survivor or beneficiaries are entitled. Leave instructions on how they can claim benefits and list each of the beneficiaries on the accounts.

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Saturday, May 28 Oakley Memorial Day Ceremony

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in Oakley at Oakley Civic Center Amphitheater (3231 Main St.) at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Parade in Bay Point

Bay Point Community All-N-One Inc. is hosting its free annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, in front of the Ambrose Recreational and Park Districts, 3105 Willow Pass Road, in Bay Point. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon, and will honor the men and women who served in the U.S. military.

Antioch Memorial Day Ceremony

An Antioch Memorial Day Ceremony will begin with a procession from the Veterans Memorial at the foot of L Street at 9 a.m. and arrive at the Oak View Memorial Park at 2500 East 18th St. for the ceremony at 10 a.m.

Union Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony in Brentwood

Union Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony from 9-10 a.m. at 1545 Brentwood Blvd.

Events Sunday, May 29 Brentwood Inspired Living Center Presents Michael J. Allen

The Brentwood Inspired Living Center, a safe environment for all people to consciously explore their spiritual path, recognize their oneness with God and gain inspiration, insight and wisdom to share with the world, is hosting Michael J. Allen on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. The title of the talk is “Without judgment I am.” For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/brentwoodilc.org.

Thursday June 2 Third Annual East Bay Business Expo and Job Fair

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third annual East Bay Business Expo and Job Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center at 760 First St. Come prepared for an interview and get hired on the spot. Attendees will get to meet local business owners; enjoy sweets from Nonni’s Sweet Treat; and win raffle prizes and more. For complete information, visit https:// www.brentwoodchamber.com/2022-expo

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Saturday, June 4 Discovery Bay Community Services District Town Hall

The Town of Discovery Bay has announced its first State of the Town event for Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The town will have its board members present, as well as staff and department managers to showcase ongoing projects to residents. The community center is located at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay. For more information, call 925-634-1131 or visit www.todb.ca.gov.

Oakley Senior Center Event

The Oakley Senior Center is hosting a “Trinkets & Treasures” event, featuring new and used antiques, collectables and more. Free balloons are available for the children. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brentwood Library Book Sale

Shoppers can find hardcover best-sellers for $1, paperbacks and children’s books for 50 centers, bags of books at bargain prices, and other great deals at the Friends of the Brentwood Library used book sale Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the library, 104 Oak St. The sale will also feature other items, such as teacher resources, puzzles, books for teens, gift set books, and a separate table of rare books and collectibles. People who wish to join the Friends may also pick up a membership application at the sale. For more information, email jrtomei1@gmail.com

Sunday, June 5 Discovery Bay Corvette Car Show

The Discovery Bay Corvette Club is hosting a free car show on June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Serendipity Cellars, 1600 Chestnut St, in Brentwood. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3wF3pea.

Thursday, June 9 Blood Drive in Byon

The Byron Delta Lions Club is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on June 9 at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo, in Byron. Call Madonna to make an appointment at 925-437-5634.

Thursday June, 9, Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 Friends of Antioch Library Book Sale The Friends of the Antioch Library is hosting a three-day book sale at 501 West 18th St. in Antioch. The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. on June 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10, and 9

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Wednesday and Thursday July 13 and 14 and Tuesday, July 26 Liberty Adult Education Walk-in Orientation

The Liberty Adult Education Center (929 Second St. in Brentwood) is hosting a walk-in registration For free ESL and GED classes starting in August. The orientation will run on Wednesday, July 13 and 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday July 26, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. For complete information, call 925-634-2565.

Ongoing Events

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.

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 916-529-1192. 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 Hall, 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/.

Brentwood Community Chorus Rehearsals

The Brentwood Community Chorus is seeking members. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church at 809 Second St. In Brentwood. No audition is required, and all ages are welcome, but participants must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all rehearsals. The registration fee is $50, and you must purchase your own music. Performances are scheduled for June 5 and 12. Additional information is on the Brentwood Community Chorus is at www.brentwoodcommunitychorus.com.

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.

Widow and Widower Grief Support Group

A widow and widower grief support group from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church meets every Thursday from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the church library at 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. The group focuses on finding a new normal as attendees walk the grief trail with others experiencing the same loss. For more information, contact Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706 or Sandy Heinisch at 925-513-3412.

Friday Night Al-Anon Meeting

Al-Anon meetings, which offer a supportive place for friends and families of alcoholics, are held every Friday from 8 to 9:15 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church at 809 Second St. in Brentwood. There is no need to register. For details, call Trisha at 510-910-1389.

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Oakley planners approve procedures for future meetings Reestablished Planning Commission holds its first meeting The Oakley Planning Commission held its first meeting in early May. The City Council voted to reestablish the Planning Commission in June 2021 following feedback from a community survey and work session. The Planning Commission is composed of five members appointed by the City Council on an at-large basis. All planners are Oakley residents and will serve four-year terms, except for some members who are serving partial terms to have staggered terms and avoid a complete Board turnover in a single year. The commission will conduct public hearings on all planning land-use entitlements, either as the adopting body or an advisory body to the City Council, depending on the type of application. Entitlements subject to adoption by the Planning Commission include tentative parcel maps, conditional use permits, and design reviews. At the meeting, all five Planning Commissioners were in attendance: Oleksii Chuiko, Shannon Shaw, and Diego Verduzco, all of whom have four-year terms that expire in October 2025, and Hugh Henderson and Leonard Price, who have two-year terms that

expire in October 2023. At the meeting, Shaw was voted in as the chairwoman, and Chuiko vice-chairman. The City Attorney’s Office provided training on the Brown Act (which requires meetings to be open and public except in certain situations), and Planning staff provided an overview of the City’s General Plan. “A key element of the Planning Commission is creating another forum, in addition to City Council meetings, for inviting civic engagement from the community,” said Planning Manager Ken Strelo. “As stewards of public service, the Planning Commission and supporting s t a ff aim to gain the public trust through fairness, compassion, and respect for others, and by showing integrity, responsibility, and vision in all advisory and decision-making roles.” Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and are held in the City of Oakley Council Chambers located at 3231 Main St. Additional Planning Commission meetings may be held on the third Tuesday of any given month if the need arises. Like City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings are open to the public so it can participate. The next Planning Commission meeting is Tuesday, June 7. Agendas for Planning Commission meetings can be found on the city’s website at: https://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/ agendas-minutes-videos-archive/

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Twins achieve the rank of Eagle Scout

Heritage High School students Santiago Carrascal (left) and Sebastian Carrascal (right) both recently achieved Eagle Rank with Troop 93 in Brentwood. The twins celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor Wednesday, May 18, at Cornerstone Fellowship in Brentwood. Santiago’s Eagle project benefited Shepherd’s Gate Women’s Shelter in Brentwood and Sebastian’s Eagle project benefited Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood. Both boys are seniors in high school this year and off to college next year.

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Athletes from four Bay Valley Athletic League schools earned spots at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championship Meet with solid performances at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions the weekend of May 21-22. The BVAL team with the deepest representation at state will be Pittsburg in three events. With a time of 10.54, junior Zach Card qualified for state in the boys 100-meter dash. Senior Dearen Idahosa earned a spot at state in the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 21.77 seconds. Card and Idahosa will also be teammates in the boys 4x100 meter relay, along with sophomore LaRico Tezeno and junior Kenyan Higgins. The quartet of (in order) Tezeno, Card, Higgins and Idahosa qualified with a time of 42.07. Heritage will be represented in a pair of events. The lone Patriot to qualify in an individual event was junior Kimora Mclemore. Her throw of 38 feet, ¼ inch in the girls shot put event was good enough to earn her a spot at state. The Patriots also qualified in the boys 4x400 relay at 3:21.62, with senior Zachary Carroll running leadoff, senior Morel Ombougno going second, freshman

Jordan Green going third and junior Jordan Maldonado finishing the relay off. Antioch had qualifiers in two events -- both individual. Senior Daisy Hart will be competing with Mclemore in the girls shot put, qualifying with a throw of 38 feet. She finished second at NCS while Mclemore was third. Fellow senior Jorge Hernandez will also be at state, qualifying in the boys triple jump. His best jump came in at 44 feet, 6.25 inches. The remaining BVAL qualifier is Freedom’s 4x100 boys relay team, which finished in 42.69 seconds and in third place, just behind runner-up Pittsburg. The Falcons qualified with sophomore Taylor Edmon leading off and passing the baton to senior Shamond Brooks. Junior Tai Reed ran the third leg and handed off to sophomore Demi Kalmon. This will be the first state championship meet contested since 2019. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2020 spring season in its early weeks. The 2021 season was abridged, meets were held almost exclusively against nearby rivals to limit travel, and no state meet took place. The 2022 CIF State Championship Meet will be held at Buchanan High School in Clovis on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28. To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia/slideshows

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The Bay Valley Athletic League was represented in the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs in both softball and baseball. Both of Heritage’s teams, as well as Liberty’s baseball team, won their round playoff games. Two more advanced to the semifinals, played on Tuesday, May 24. When those games were over, only one BVAL team was still standing, thanks to an outstanding pitching performance and a timely hit. Softball: No-hitter takes Heritage to NCS final Heritage advanced to the NCS semifinals with wins over Monte Vista and Clayton Valley Charter by scores of 12-7 and 5-3, respectively, in the first two rounds. That set up a semifinal matchup against Vintage on Tuesday, May 24, which was a tense battle. Patriots pitcher Kasey Aguinaga had a no-hitter through six innings but the Crushers pitching was just as stingy. In the bottom of the sixth,

Kasey Aguinaga and the Heritage High School softball team advanced to the North Coast Section title game on May 24.

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though, Heritage finally broke through on an RBI single from Tiana Bell that scored Ella Jenkins to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead. That was all that Aguinaga would need.

The senior pitcher completed the no-hitter the following inning. Aguinaga finished the day with 15 strikesee Softball page 14A

The Oakley City Council recently authorized funding that allows Oakley residents to have one free week of summer camp per child. Registration is now open. All residents need to do is fill out a registration form and email it to rec1@ ci.oakley.ca.us. Standard fees apply for any additional sessions parents may want to register their children for and those registrations can be completed at www.ci.oakley. ca.us/registration. Registration for nonresidents will open on Friday, May 27. Summer camp sessions have filled up quickly but there is still space in the camp for grades 6th-11th., city officials said. All of the younger kid sessions are full; however, parents can still add to the waitlist for the younger age camps, city officials said.


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outs, with the only runner allowed coming via a dropped third strike. “I just felt really good -- I felt really ‘on’ today,” she said. “During a 0-0 ball games, you have to have a lot of trust in your team and defense. We were able to dig deep in those pressure situations and keep going. It was a great game, competitive-wise.” “Our team is such a big family,” she added. “When we play as a family, compete and do the little things, we’re able to come through and take some wins.” Heritage will take on No. 1 Granada in the NCS final. The two teams played at the Livermore Stampede on April 8, with the Matadors winning 6-4 in the five-inning game. The BVAL had two other teams in the postseason -- Pittsburg and Freedom – who both fell in the first round. The Pirates were defeated 10-0 by Vintage. Freedom, meanwhile, took on College Park in an all Falcons matchup. Freedom took a 4-3 lead into the ninth inning. But College Park scored five runs. Freedom couldn’t answer in the bottom

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2022-0002509 The name of the business(es): Selina B. Located at: 5209 Star Thistle Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Adeline Clark. 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: Adeline Clark. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 04/27/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/26/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-2605 The name of the business(es): Y COLLECTIONS Located at: 5000 Kushner Way In: Antioch,CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Yvette D. LATHAN. 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: YVETTE LATHAN, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 05/02/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/01/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002866 The name of the business(es): Holley’s Honey Located at: 421 Olive Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Holley Bishop. 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: Holley Bishop, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 05/13/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/12/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002550 The name of the business: Jacob Munoz & Sarah Munoz DBA Golden M Family Farms Located at: 4225 Briones Valley Rd In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Jacob Munoz 2. Sarah Munoz. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/13/2021. Signature of registrant: Jacob Munoz, CoOwner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 28, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/27/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002322 The name of the business(es): Dragon Dream Designs Located at: 600 Creekwood Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gina Elizabeth Garro. 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: Gina Garro, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 18, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/17/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002712 The name of the business: Clear Directions Therapy Located at: 5580 Marlin Drive In: Discovery Bay CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carrie Ann Gajowski. 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: Carrie A. Gajowski, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 05/06/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/05/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002867 The name of the business(es): A Cut Above Located at: 421 Olive Ct In: Brentwood 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gabriel Sontino Lopez. 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: Gabriel Lopez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 05/13/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/12/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002571 The name of the business(es): SMEED MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION Located at: 201 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE E In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ILUMINA VENTURES 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: MICHAEL UADIALE, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 04/28/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/27/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002495 The name of the business(es): GUNJAN PATEL Located at: 2724 Buena Vista Ave, In: Walnut Creek, CA 94597, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gunjan H Patel. 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: Gunjan Patel, President.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 26, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/25/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002456 The name of the business(es): Millennium Auto Care Located at: 6700 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Seraj Enterprises 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 04/01/2020. Signature of registrant: Seraj Zazai, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 25, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/24/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. f-2022-0002196 The name of the business(es): Not Too Shabby Located at: 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd ., Suite 200 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Vikki Graham. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 04/11/2022. Signature of registrant: Vikki Graham, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 04/01/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/11/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022

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the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 5/9/2022 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273. Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022

ments. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class“A”. 3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions. 4. Contract Documents. Bidders must request and obtain an electronic copy of the plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) directly from the City (at no charge) by completing and submitting the “Document Request Form” located on the City’s website at https://brentwoodca.prod.govaccess.org/government/ public-works/engineering-division/projectsbids-rfps. The City may reject a bid submitted by a bidder that did not obtain the Contract Documents from the City as required. 5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Potential Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Potential Award. 6. Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at http:// www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4. 7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents. 8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300. 9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents. 10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids. 11. Bidders’ Conference. A bidders’ conference will be held on June 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at the following location: Marsh Creek at the intersection of O’Hara Avenue and Sand Creek Road to acquaint all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Worksite. The bidders’conference is mandatory. A bidder who fails to attend a mandatory bidders’conference may be disqualified from bidding. CITY OF BRENTWOOD /s/Margaret Wimberly, MMC, City Clerk; Dated: May 25, 2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88235 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 2022.

This action has been found to be exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), as it relates to the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment. This hearing will be held virtually, and may be accessed at: https://www.brentwoodca.gov/vcc Consistent with Contra Costa County Health orders pertaining to COVID-19, and in line with social distancing standards, the public is invited to participate in the City Council meeting and offer comments using any of the following methods: 1. Zoom: www.brentwoodca.gov/vcc As the City Council Chamber will not be open, the public may view and participate in the meeting with this link. 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, and enable your video, if desired to be enabled, 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 While the County Health order to shelter at one’s place of residence is effective, 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 • later summarized in the meeting minutes. The City cannot guarantee that its network, website, and/or the virtual access system will be uninterrupted. To ensure the City Council receives your comments prior to taking action, you are strongly encouraged to submit them in advance of the meeting. As e-mails containing public meeting comments are part of the official record, note that personal contact information (potentially including email addresses) may be published if it is included with your e-mail. Those wishing to solely view (and not participate in) this meeting in real time or after the meeting has ended may do so through the City Council Agendas’link on the City webpage: www.brentwoodca.gov Information regarding and a copy of the revised fee schedule may be obtained from the Parks & Recreation Department, City of Brentwood, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513 (925) 516-5444. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council, at or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: May 17, 2022 Margaret Wimberly City Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88232 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002414 The name of the business(es): Game Over Towing Located at: 2313 Johns Ct In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Salvador Saldana. 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: Saldana Salvador, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 21, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/20/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88084 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Xcaret Jewelry 8 Perfumes at 5224 Kelsey Peak Way, Antioch, CA 94531. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 11/6/2018 under File No. F-2018-0006666 (*1) Liboria Navarrete, 5224 Kelsey Peak Way, Antioch, CA, 94531 (**) This business was conducted by: An Individual. Signature: Liboria Navarrete. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 11, 2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88155 Publish dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002383 The name of the business(es): Washington Enterprise Located at: 10 Rustic Ct. In: Oakley CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Get Tha Fork Outta Here BBQ. 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Dorian Lisa Washington, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 04/120/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/19/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002614 The name of the business(es): 1. 925 Comfort 2. Captain Comfort 3. Comfort Systems 4. Cozy Comfort Systems 5. Indoor Comfort Solutions Located at: 816 Bluestone Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bay Area Comfort Solutions HVAC Inc . This business is conducted by: a Corporation, State of Incorporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/1/2022. Signature of registrant: Michael Stanton, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 05/02/2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/01/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477. Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022

Courtyards at Cypress Grove Affordable housing in Oakley, CA located at 2010 Rubens Way, Oakley, CA 94561. Contact number is (925) 679-8090. Anticipated Affordable Rental Rates Number of Bedrooms 1, 2, or 3 Monthly Rate: *$1,534-$2,107 *Depends on household income and availability of Apartments. Rates subject to change. Publish Date: May 27, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002435 The name of the business(es): Panaderia Guatemalteca Gloria Located at: 2896 Delta Fair Blvd In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mervin Alexander Garcia. 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: Mervin Alexander Garcia, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 22, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/21/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88100 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002772 The name of the business: Novare Construction Located at: 1050 Chaucer Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Novare Developments. 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Lewis Bishop, CEO (Chief Executive Officer). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 10, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 05/09/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Notice Inviting Bids Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022 1. Bid Submission. The City of Brentwood (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Marsh AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Creek Embankment Repair, CIP Project No. FOR CHANGE OF NAME 336-31698 (“Project”), by or before Tuesday, PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Emmanuel June 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at its Brentwood Zuniga SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, City Hall office, located at: 150 City Park Way, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Brentwood, California, 94513, at which time Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Em- the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud manuel Zuniga CASE NUMBER: N22-0573 in the Council Chambers. On Tuesday, June 21, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner 2022, the Council Chambers will be open from Emmanuel Zuniga filed a petition with this 1:30 p.m. to exactly 2:00 p.m. to accept bids in court for a decree changing names as follows: person. Present Name: a. Emmanuel Zuniga to 2. Project Information. Proposed Name: Emmanuel Flores. 2. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested located at Marsh Creek below the intersection in this matter shall appear before this court at of Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue, and is the hearing indicated below to show cause, described as follows: Grading of the embankif any, why the petition for change of name ment of Marsh Creek to a 2H:1V slope and should not be granted. Any person objecting to installation of rock slope protection below the the name changes described above must file a Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue bridge, written objection that includes the reasons for complete and in satisfactory condition, all as the objection at least two court days before shown on the plans and/or as specified herein. the matter is scheduled to be heard and must 2.2 Time for Final Completion. The Project appear at the hearing to show cause why the must be fully completed within 25 working petition should not be granted. If no written days from the start date set forth in the Notice objection is timely filed, the court may grant to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF begin on or about August 1, 2022, but the HEARING a. Date: 7/8/2022 Time: 9:00 anticipated start date is provided solely for a.m. Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is convenience and is neither certain nor binding. same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order 2.3 Estimated Cost. The estimated constructo Show Cause shall be published at least once tion cost is $165,000. each week for four successive weeks prior to 3. License and Registration Require-

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 June 14, 2022, hold a public hearing on, and take actions on the following matter: A Resolution amending the City of Brentwood 2021/22 Cost Allocation Plan and Schedule of City Fees related to: 1) the timing of Consumer Price Index adjustments, and 2) proposed revisions to the Parks & Recreation Fees.

NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002098 The name of the business: Mr. Mike Car Detailing Located at: 4945 Kushner Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Lopez. 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: Michael Lopez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/6/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88060 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002488 The name of the business(es): FAMILY LIVING CARE HOME Located at: 5158 CARRIAGE WAY In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BEST CARE ADVANTAGE LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY. 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: EMMANUEL OYELEKE-PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 26, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 04/25/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88030 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002517 The name of the business: Three Lights Electric Located at: 2814 Countrywood Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joel Eduardo Morales Guerra. 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: Joel Eduardo Morales Guerra, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88064 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002022 The name of the business(es): NoMaD VF&P Located at: 611 Mission Fields Lane In: Brenwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Noah Michael Daubin. 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: Noah Michael Daubin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 6, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/5/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88061 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 29, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002317 The name of the business(es): Salt & Fig Marketplace Located at: 225 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lenna Marie Billeci.This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/10/22. Signature of registrant: Lenna M Billeci, Owner.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 18, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/17/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88062 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002338 The name of the business: The Cherry Tree Located at: 22601 Marsh Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael J Mauro. 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: Michael J Mauro, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/18/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88157 Publish dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002719 The name of the businesses: 1. Buffet Latino Los Planes De Rendero 2. Power Ranger Professional Painters Located at: 2605 Almondridge Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rocio Yesenia Pena De Erazo. 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: Rocio Yesenia Pena De Erazo, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 6, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/5/2027 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88176 Publish dates: NAME STATEMENT May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022. File No. F-2022-0002343 The name of the business(es): CAP’S OAK ST. BAR & GRILL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Located at: 144 OAK STREET In: BRENTWOOD, NAME STATEMENT CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following File No. F-2022-0002751 The name of the owner(s): CAP-TAY, INC. This business is conbusiness(es): ducted by: A Corporation, State of Incorpora1. MixMobENT tion: CA. The registrant commenced to transact 2. M3Solutions business under the fictitious business name Located at: 1907 Evergreen Ave In: Antioch, or names listed above on N/A. Signature of CA 94509, is hereby registered by the follow- registrant: ELAINE KARADAIS, VICE PRESIDENT. ing owner: Michael Maghuyop. This business This statement was filed with the County Clerk is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant of Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2022 by commenced to transact business under the Deputy clerk Expires April 18, 2027 Brentwood fictitious business name or names listed Press No. 02-1273 88120 Publish dates: May above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022. Maghuyop. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 9, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/8/2027 AnNAME STATEMENT tioch Press No. 06-1617 88228 Publish dates: File No. F-2022-0002395 The name of the May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022. business(es): Net Picker 2000 Located at: 801 Walker Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby FICTITIOUS BUSINESS registered by the following owner(s): Francisco NAME STATEMENT G. Sacramento. This business is conducted by: File No. F-2022-0002837 The name of the An Individual. The registrant commenced to business(es): Creative Logo Productions Lo- transact business under the fictitious business cated at: 3531 Davi Court In: Antioch, CA 94509, name or names listed above on N/A. Signature is hereby registered by the following owner(s): of registrant: Francisco G. Sacramento. This Renee Cardoza Hudson. This business is conduct- statement was filed with the County Clerk ed by: An Individual. The registrant commenced of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2022 by to transact business under the fictitious busi- Deputy Clerk Expires 4/19/2027 Brentwood ness name or names listed above on 5/1/2022. Press No. 02-1273 88033 Publish dates: May Signature of registrant: Renee Cardoza Hudson, 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022. Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 12, 2022 by FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Deputy Clerk Expires 5/11/2027 Antioch Press NAME STATEMENT No. 06-1617 88227 Publish dates: May 27, June File No. F-2022-0002401 The name of the busi3, 10, 17, 2022. ness: The Storytime Character Co. Located at: 152 Trent Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513, NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE is hereby registered by the following owner: Self-storage unit contents of the following cus- Claire Raines. This business is conducted by: tomers containing household and other goods An Individual. The registrant commenced to will be sold for cash by CubeSmart to satisfy a transact business under the fictitious business lien on June 9, 2022 at approx. 01:00 PM name or names listed above on N/A. Signature at CubeSmart #5975, 1790 Vineyard Drive, of registrant: Claire Raines. This statement was Antioch CA 94509, (925) 526-4580: filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa David Stewart, Derek Powell, Daniel J County on: April 21, 2022 by Deputy Clerk ExCisneros, Loreen Hardie. pires 4/20/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 88231 Publish 88085 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, Dates: May 27, June 3, 2022. 2022.


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LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002433 The name of the business(es): 1. Home By MJ 2. Reynoza Realty Located at: 1867 White Sands St. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARIA JOSE VANMASTRIGT. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2020. Signature of registrant: MARIA JOSE VANMASTRIGT, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 22, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/21/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88219 Publish dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022.

Located at: 3575 Willow Pass Rd. In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): H&S Energy Products, 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 12/16/2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88111 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022.

Located at: 3315 Willow Pass Road In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ahmed Ali Kaid Abdullah. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/2002. Signature of registrant: Ahmed Ali Kaid Abdullah. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 11, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/10/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88215 Publish dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022.

SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.Trustor(s): REGIN CHRISTENSEN AND BRENDA CHRISTENSEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/19/2005 as Instrument No. 20050314121-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 2/4/2014 as Instrument No. 2014-0018356-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 4/21/2010 as Instrument No. 2010-0078993-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/21/2022 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: $540,012.46 The purported property address is: 304 FAREHAM COURT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 011-390-027 8 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-21-897488-BF. 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-21-897488-BF 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-21-897488-BF IDSPub #0178418 5/20/2022 5/27/2022 6/3/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88128 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 2022.

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 aboutTrustee 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 Nationwide Posting & Publication at 916.939.0772 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Website www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0700006422-1. 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 NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLOSURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 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 916.939.0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case CA07000064-22-1 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. Date: May 5, 2022 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA07000064-22-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949.222.1161 TDD: 866-660-4288 By: Amy Lemus, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.nationwideposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Nationwide Posting & Publication AT 916.939.0772 NPP0401815 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 05/13/2022, 05/20/2022, 05/27/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88123 Publish Dates: May 13, 20, 27, 2022.

estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $485,926.75 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 aboutTrustee 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 Nationwide Posting & Publication at 916.939.0772 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Website www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800031521-1. 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 NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLOSURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 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 916.939.0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case CA08000315-21-1 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. Date: May 19, 2022 MTC Financial Inc. dbaTrustee CorpsTS No. CA08000315-21-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 By: Loan Quema, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.nationwideposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Nationwide Posting & Publication AT 916.939.0772 NPP0402237 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 05/27/2022, 06/03/2022, 06/10/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88205 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002459 The name of the business(es): 5 STAR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Located at: 364 BRIDGEWATER DR In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): SPIRITED AWAY INCORPORATED. 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: LAURIE MCLEISTER, CEO (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 25, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 4/24/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88090 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002482 The name of the business: Rancho del Sol #2 Located at: 15610 BYRON HIGHWAY In: BYRON, CA 94514, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Patricia A Tikalsky. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 06/12/2014. Signature of registrant: Patricia A Tikalsky. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 26, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires April 25, 2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88087 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002489 The name of the business(es): LIQUOR FOR LESS Located at: 2085 23RD STREET In: SAN PABLO, CA 948063635, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LIQUOR FOR LESS, 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 4/22/22. Signature of registrant: NAGIB SHARIFF, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April26, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 4/25/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88089 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002542 The name of the business(es): 1. Power Market 2. Power Mart Located at: 254 Bailey Rd. In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): H&S Energy Products, 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 12/17/2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88106 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002543 The name of the business(es): 1. Power Market 2. Power Mart Located at: 3012 Howe Rd. In: Martinez, CA 94553, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): H&S Endergy Products, 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 12/15/2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88110 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002545 The name of the business(es): 1. Power Market 2. Power Mart Located at: 1805 Willow Pass Rd. In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): H&S Energy Products, 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 12/16/2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Deputy clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Brentwood NAME STATEMENT Press No. 02-1273 88107 Publish dates: May File No. F-2022-0002491 The name of the busi- 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022. ness: GREEN BAY SMOG Located at: 12267 SAN PABLO AVE In: RICHMOND, CA 94805, is FICTITIOUS BUSINESS hereby registered by the following owner(s): NAME STATEMENT MOUSA RAHBAN. This business is conducted File No. F-2022-0002592 The name of the by: An Individual.The registrant commenced to business(es): PLATINUM TINT AND CAR transact business under the fictitious business AUDIO Located at: 9010 BRENTWOOD name or names listed above on 04/26/2022. BOULEVARD, SUITE G In: BRENTWOOD, CA Signature of registrant: MOUSA RAHBAN, 94513, is hereby registered by the following OWNER. This statement was filed with the owner(s): ANTONIO PRADO DIAZ. This business County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant 26, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 04/25/2027 commenced to transact business under the ficBrentwood Press No. 02-1273 88088 Publish titious business name or names listed above on dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2022. 4/01/2022. Signature of registrant: ANTONIO PRADO DIAZ, Owner. This statement was filed FICTITIOUS BUSINESS with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County NAME STATEMENT on: April 29, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires File No. F-2022-0002526 The name of the 04/28/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 business(es): 88127 Publish dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 1. Power Market 2022. 2. Power Mart Located at: 8750 Brentwood Blvd. In: BrentFICTITIOUS BUSINESS wood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the NAME STATEMENT following owner(s): H&S Energy Products, File No. F-2022-0002731 The name of the LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited business(es): Frisbey’s Home Repair Located Liability Company, State of Organization: CA. at: 695 Canyonwood Drive In: Brentwood, CA The registrant commenced to transact business 94513, is hereby registered by the following under the fictitious business name or names owner(s): Bruce Robert Frisbey. This business listed above on 12/16/2015. Signature of regis- is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant trant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. commenced to transact business under the This statement was filed with the County Clerk fictitious business name or names listed above of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by on N/A. Signature of registrant: Bruce Frisbey, Deputy clerk Expires 4/26/2027 Brentwood Owner.This statement was filed with the CounPress No. 02-1273 88108 Publish dates: May ty Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 6, 2022 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022. by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/5/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88178 Publish dates: May FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002528 The name of the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business(es): NAME STATEMENT 1. Power Market File No. F-2022-0002790 The name of the 2. Power Mart business(es): Willow Pass Smoke Shop

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002968 The name of the business(es): California J & A Janitorial Service Located at: 125 N. Broadway #36 In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Antonio Rosales. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Juan Antonio Rosales, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 18, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/17/2027 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88214 Publish dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYRON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES BOARD MEETING THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022 6:30 P.M. Pursuant to Executive Order of the Governor, and in order to adhere as closely as possible to the Order of the Health Officer of Contra Costa County, the Board meeting will be live streamed at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/839646898 42?pwd=dVlCN1BDQjNBNHcxMjRFc0F0 U0Rjdz09 Passcode: 655644 Public comments can be submitted in person prior to the start of the Board meeting on June 9, 2022. The Board of Trustees shall encourage participation by parents, teachers, members of the community interested in the affairs of the school district, and bargaining unit leaders, and shall make a determination, through a resolution, as to whether each pupil in the District has, or will have prior to the end of that fiscal year, sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, in each subject that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the state board. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that after a public hearing held pursuant to Education Code section 60119, the Board of Trustees of the Byron Union School District hereby determines by this resolution, that each pupil in each school in the district has, or will have prior to the end of the fiscal year, sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, in each subject that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the State Board. The superintendent is authorized to certify that the school district has complied with the requirements of Education Code section 60119 and sign the certification document. Posted 5/27/22: District Office, District Website, Emailed to the Brentwood Press. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88210 Publish Dates: May 27, 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 June 8th, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at Brentwood Self Storage, 190 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood CA 94513. 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): Diane Stewart Reba Collins Robert Clausen Juanita Esquer 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 #916-604-9695. Legal EC 8976 Publication Dates: May 27th & June 3rd, 2022. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88236. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-21-897488-BF Order No.: 220000435-CA-VOO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No: CA07000064-22-1 APN: 008-350012-4 TO No: 8773207 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 27, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 6, 2022 at 01:30 PM, at the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on June 28, 2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0126584-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by WILLIAM T DUNN AND JANIE P PARKER, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, as Beneficiary, as nominee for THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2343 NEWPORT DRIVE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $472,528.08 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No: CA08000315-21-1 APN: 010-380013 TO No: 210434063-CA-VOI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 7, 2006. UNLESS YOUTAKE ACTIONTO PROTECTYOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 6, 2022 at 01:30 PM, at the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly AppointedTrustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on July 14, 2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0223393-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by GARY N. GOBIN AND STELLA GOBIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, as Beneficiary, as nominee for AEGIS FUNDING CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OFTRUSTThe property heretofore described is being sold“as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 396 CLAREMONT DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust,


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个信息摘 要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서 에 정보 요약서가 있습니 다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀYIMPORTANT NOTICE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A Notice of Default and Election to Sell, DATED January 8, 2022. 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 June 15, 2022, at Brentwood, California, Lisa Ann Danita Shubin as Trustee or Successor Trustee under a Trust Deed dated August 25, 2017 executed by Margory Karla Nunez Liza and Armani Soltani as the Trustor, for the benefit and security of Steve R. Young, as the Beneficiary, recorded August 25, 2017 as Instrument No. in the records of the County Recorder, County of Contra Costa as Instrument No. 20170155048 State of California. YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, A CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION/THRIFT DOMICILED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at 9:00 a.m. on June 15, 2022 at City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. all rights, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Trust Deed in the property situated in said County and State referred to as: 1560 Riverlake Road, Discovery Bay, CA 94505.The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1560 Riverlake Road, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. County assessor’s parcel number 004-132-002-9 THE TRUSTEE DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR INCORRECT INFORMATION FURNISHED. The auction sale is made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances, or as to insurability of title. The total amount of the unpaid balance of said obligations together with advances, and estimated costs and expenses, is $757,408.39 The notice of breach of this obligation and election to sell said real property was recorded as Instrument No. 2022-0025056, on February 9, 2022 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California. 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 Marie Quashnock 9255161617 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case. 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. 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 the 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. Date: May, 2022 Address: c/o Marie Quashnock, 613 First Street, Suite 202, Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: 925-516-1617

Fax: 925-775-7008 Email: marie@aqalegal.com Trustee: Lisa Ann Danita Shubin By: Lisa Ann Danita Shubin Title:Trustee STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF Contra Costa On 5/10/2022 before me, Ashley Juarez, a Notary Public personally appeared Lisa Ann Danita Shubin who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. Ashley Juarez Notary Public California Contra Costa County Commission # 236221 A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature: Ashley Juarez Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88166 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 2022.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ekaterina Vladimirovna Svyatets SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ekaterina Vladimirovna Svyatets CASE NUMBER: N22-0890 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Ekaterina Vladimirovna Svyatets filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ekaterina Vladimirovna Svyatets to Proposed Name: Katherine Mundhenk. 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: 7/18/2022 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: 5/16/2022 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88158 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0001782 The name of the business: Grocery Outlet of Oakley Located at: 3110 Main St In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): K&M Markets. 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Matthew Amaro, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 24, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 3/23/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88059 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

Jason Whitt ms#199016. Owner reserves the right to bid at the sale. Purchase must be in cash only paid at the time of the sale. Sale is subject to prior cancellation, in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Oakley Press No. 88180 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, 2022.

known. Name - Ifeoma Onyejiekwe Unit: C2033 Items - Old stereos, audio system apparatus, bags portfolio -purses, toys, picture frames, boxes of random items, festive decorations, misc. electronics. Name - Jacqui Buscemi Unit:C1033 Items - Dyson vacuum, tools, men’s hat collections, women’s clothes on hangers, misc. bags, small steam cleaner, pressure washer, bedding, plastic bins contents unknown Name: Jose Caballero Unit: C2005 Items- Clothes, bike parts Name - Linsay Etienne Unit: D1042 Items - Wooden Pallets and flattened cardboard boxes Payments must be paid for at time of purchase. All items in unit are sold as is and must be removed within two days from the time of sale. Deposit of $250.00 cash at time of purchase and will be refunded when unit is emptied. Sale is subject to cancelation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88233 Publish Dates: May 27, June 3, 2022.

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 855 238-5118 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-21896765-AB. 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 855 238-5118, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-21-896765-AB 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 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 855 238-5118 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-21-896765-AB IDSPub #0178451 5/20/2022 5/27/2022 6/3/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88129 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 2022.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Allan Cayanan. Irish Marie Alcantara-Cayanan SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Allan Cayanan. Irish Marie Alcantara-Cayanan. CASE NUMBER: N22-0781 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Allan Cayanan. Irish Marie Alcantara-Cayanan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cameron Ashton Alcantara-Cayanan b. Caleb Alexander Alcantara-Cayanan c. Irish Marie Alcantara-Cayanan to Proposed Name: a. Cameron Ashton Cayanan b. Caleb Alexander Cayanan c. Irish Marie Cayanan 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: 6/27/2022 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: April 28, 2022 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88065 Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Josette Fae Mata SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Josette Fae Mata CASE NUMBER: N22-0832 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Josette Fae Mata filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Atreju Joseph Slovik to Proposed Name: Atreju Hussein Mahmoud Fangary Abbas. 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: 7/8/2022 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 b. Have Order to Show Cause served on Father at least 30 days before hearing. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Date: 5/5/2022 Judge of the Superior Court FOR CHANGE OF NAME Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88161 PubPETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Dennis Wil- lish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022. liam Lott SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Dennis FOR CHANGE OF NAME William Lott CASE NUMBER: N22-0823 PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: QING HUAI TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MU SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, Dennis William Lott filed a petition with this COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street court for a decree changing names as follows: Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: QING HUAI Present Name: MU CASE NUMBER: N22-0394 TO ALL a. Dennis William Lott INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner QING b. aka Dennis William Hammer HUAI MU filed a petition with this court for a to Proposed Name: decree changing names as follows: Present Dennis William Hammer. 2. THE COURT Name: a. QING HUAI MU to Proposed ORDERS that all persons interested in this Name: QING MU. 2. THE COURT ORDERS matter shall appear before this court at the that all persons interested in this matter shall hearing indicated below to show cause, if appear before this court at the hearing indiany, why the petition for change of name cated below to show cause, if any, why the should not be granted. Any person object- petition for change of name should not be ing to the name changes described above granted. Any person objecting to the name must file a written objection that includes changes described above must file a written the reasons for the objection at least two objection that includes the reasons for the obcourt days before the matter is scheduled jection at least two court days before the matto be heard and must appear at the hearing ter is scheduled to be heard and must appear to show cause why the petition should not at the hearing to show cause why the petition be granted. If no written objection is timely should not be granted. If no written objection filed, the court may grant the petition with- is timely filed, the court may grant the petiout a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. tion without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARDate: 7/1/2022 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: ING a. Date: 6/3/22 Time: 9:00 a.m. 30 b. The address of the court is same as Dept.: 30 b. The address of the court is same noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: May 4, 2022 Judge of the Superior Date: February 8, 2022 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88126 Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 88081 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022. Publish Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002413 The name of the business(es): Sparkley Cleaning Services Located at: 310 Sandy Lane A In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maria Soledad MaldonadoGarcia. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Maria Soledad Maldonado Garcia, CEO (Chief Executive Officer). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 21, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 4/20/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88154 Publish dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 2022.

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE The following persons are in lien at Oakley Gateway Self Storage: Daniel Gillaspy Rasela Faalu Rose Arnold Valorie Christensen Eric Mosely Zamane Speciale Edward Purifoy Jr. 2101 Laurel Road, Oakley, CA 94561. The items to be sold include: Furniture, clothes, toys, and miscellaneous electronics. The date of the sale will be 6/07/22 @ 12:00 pm. The location of the sale will be: Online at www.storagetreasures.com 5/20/22 & 5/27/22 Run Dates. The auction end date will be 6/07/22 at 12:00 pm. All bids must be placed prior to this time. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88185 Publish Dates: May 20, 27, 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002678 The name of the business: Learning With Yvonne Located at: 1155 Quail Valley Run In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Yvonne Marie Bermudez. 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: Yvonne Bermudez, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 5, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/4/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88223 Publish dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2022.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Kenneth Mark Hilsenbeck, deceased CASE NUMBER P22-00296 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Kenneth Mark Hilsenbeck, Kenneth Hilsenbeck, Ken Hilsenbeck, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Tyler Hilsenbeck in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Tyler Hilsenbeck 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 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: June 21, 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. Petitioner: Tyler Hilsenbeck. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88125 Publish Dates: May 13, 20, 27, 2022.\cs2

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002540 The name of the business(es): 1. Power Market 2. Power Mart Located at: 3475 Main St. In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): H&S Energy Products, 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 12/14/2015. Signature of registrant: Salaheddin Hassan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2022 by Deputy clerk Expires 04/26/2027 Oakley Press No. 030477 88109 Publish dates: May 13, 20, 27 June 3, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2022-0002607 The name of the business(es): Clean Sweep Signing Located at: 400 Del Antico Ave Unit 193 In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Roger La Monte Broom 2. Jennifer Kristeen Broom. 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: Roger L Broom, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 2, 2022 by Deputy Clerk Expires 5/1/2027 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88083 Publish dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 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, June 8, 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): Mandy Silveira Melissa Seals Justin Ingram Paul Hollison Mary Hardwick Malissa Garcia Patricia Fernandez David Dyson 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 #916-604-9695. Legal EC 8976 Publication Dates: May 20, 2022 and May 27,2022. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 88153. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-21-896765-AB Order No.: DEF-343470 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KEVIN D GREENY, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 5/31/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0193200-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/13/2022 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $729,123.32 The purported property address is: 4728 BAYSIDE WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561-3237 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 035740-102-5 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

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February. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 93 percent of California is in ‘severe’ or ‘extreme’ drought. When that is coupled with last winter’s snowpack measuring 63 percent of the average on March 1, 2022, it creates conditions for disaster. “That’s a pretty good environment to make it easy for fires to start and make it easy for fires to spread,” Benjamin Hatchett, assistant research professor of atmospheric sciences at DRI, the University of Nevada’s research arm, told Scientific American. “Everyone is pretty concerned with where we’re headed based on a third year of dry conditions.” Even the rain around the first of this year didn’t help reduce the problem. The resulting little grass and vegetation growth added fuel for a fire to grow. “And now all of that [grass] is starting to dry out,” Hatchett said. Meanwhile, trees have weathered two years of drought and 10 years of warm and generally dry conditions. Many of those trees are already pulling water from deeper roots, he said. “So they’re going to be drying out more as we go later into the season.” California is facing a massive backlog of forest management work, numbering in the millions of acres, according to the California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s 2019 Community Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Report. The report also states that decades of fire suppression have disrupted natural fire cycles and added to the problem. In April, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 85, which provided a $536 million wildfire package enabling the state to take urgent action on projects that support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and

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felt it was important to be open and direct with you. Although I never felt inhibited by the drink I had with my dinner, I am deeply sorry by my lapse of judgment and I hope you can forgive me.” The statement from the DA’s office came one day after a spokesperson for Mary Knox, the only candidate running against incumbent Diana Becton, released a statement that said the DA had not brought

property from catastrophic wildfires in diverse landscapes across the state, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Some of the money is designated for spearheading sustainable approaches to thinning California’s vulnerable landscapes. In March, Newsom authorized $80.74 million in emergency funds for 1,399 additional firefighters with CalFire to bolster fuels management and wildfire response efforts. “In California, climate change is making the hots hotter and the dries drier, leaving us with world record-breaking temperatures and devastating wildfires threatening our communities,” Newsom said. “We aren’t just waiting for the next crisis to hit. This funding will support our heroic firefighters to save lives as they work to prevent and tackle destructive wildfires.” Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ConFire) has been working to reduce risk on a piece of refinery property owned by Phillips 66 in Rodeo. Macumber stresses how difficult initiating a controlled burn can be. Controlled burns are done to burn vegetation that can be the fuel for a wildfire. “You have to have the right weather,” he said. “You have to have everything lined up right to do that burn. You really only want to spend a half a day doing it, so the fuels don’t heat up mid-afternoon. To line that up becomes incredibly difficult. “Because of perpetual fire weather patterns, “Up and down the state, the goal has been to burn more acres every year,” Macumber added. “But the timing of it is incredibly difficult now, because of this overlap of where it’s either incredibly wet for that brief period in the winter, and it goes to being incredibly dry within weeks, because of the wind, because of the heat. Mostly, because of the wind, so we lose those windows.” “You have to time it right. Some of

these burn projects really aren’t getting off the ground because of the timing of it. Then it just compounds the issue as we go on.” While the major wildfire concern looks a little different in East County than it does in more heavily forested areas like the Sierra foothills or national forests, the risk is still there, and it’s not any less dangerous. Macumber says that thinking otherwise can instill a false sense of security. There is a decent amount of wildland-urban interface component, especially in the Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory area. There are also large pockets of grass abutting major residential areas. The fire prevention bureau encourages cities to maintain areas of vegetation in order to cut down on potential fuel, and in doing so, local vegetation fires were down 30% in 2021. This is mostly attributed to the prevention bureau being able to enforce rules, laws, and codes on land management. That being said, overgrown areas remain a huge concern for local fire crews. A single, wind-driven spark can land in a yard or on the roof of a home and quickly spread. Macumber recalled a residential fire in Brentwood in October 2021. While the temperatures on that day were cooler, there was still a red flag warning in effect due to extremely high wind conditions. The winds drove the conflagration from the structure into the backyards of neighboring residences. The initial residence was a loss, but firefighters were able to save the other homes on the block. It could’ve been a lot worse. “We are in the era of the mega fire,” said Macumber. “There are a lot of people who do research in fire and fire ecology who are starting to call this the Pyrocene Era of this planet. It’s not just us, even though we focus on us, here in California. You’re seeing massive wildfire in New Mexico right now. That’s unheard of.”

The National Fire Protection Assocation recommends 0-5 feet from the house: • Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves, debris and pine needles that could catch embers. • Replace or repair any loose or missing shingles or roof tiles to prevent ember penetration. • Reduce embers that could pass through vents in the eaves by installing 1/8 inch metal mesh screening. • Clean debris from exterior attic vents and install 1/8 inch metal mesh screening to reduce embers. • Repair or replace damaged or loose window screens and any broken windows Screen or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating. • Move any flammable material away from wall exteriors – mulch, flammable plants, leaves and needles, firewood piles – anything that can burn. Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches. 5-30 feet • Clear vegetation from under large stationary propane tanks. • Create fuel breaks with driveways, walkways/paths, patios, and decks. • Keep lawns and native grasses mowed to a height of four inches. • Remove ladder fuels (vegetation under trees) so a surface fire cannot reach the crowns. Prune trees up to six to ten feet from the ground; for shorter trees do not exceed 1/3 of the overall tree height. • Space trees 18 feet apart, with the canopy farther than 10 feet from the edge of the structure. • Tree and shrubs in this zone should be limited to small clusters of a few each to break up the continuity of the vegetation across the landscape To comment, visit www.thepress.net

any charges against Thorpe. “It has now been more than 60 days since it was reported that Mayor Lamar Thorpe was arrested for a DUI and yet we have seen no action come from the D.A.’s office,” said Jamie Patton, spokeswoman for Mary Knox. “Everyone wants to see their District Attorney act with integrity and fairness, regardless of a person’s position of power or influence, yet D.A. Diane Becton met with Lamar Thorpe personally follow-

ing the incident and we continue to see no action to prosecute. We believe D.A. Diane Becton must address this glaring dereliction of duty and take action on this rapidly-aging case.” Ted Asregadoo, the public information officer to the district attorney, explained why the department had not publicly released information regarding the charges. “To maintain fairness, it is imperative that investigative files are not disclosed to the public before a defendant has a chance to appear in court,” Asregadoo said via email. “Every individual has a right to a speedy trial with an impartial jury or judge. Protecting those rights means safeguarding evidence from public disclosure. Leaking investigative evidence prior to a trial can lead to an environment where false allegations and rush-to-judgment public opinion can negatively affect an individual’s right to a fair trial in Contra Costa County.” In response to the May 20 press release by the District Attorney’s Office, Patton said in an email that no formal charges against Thorpe appear on the Contra Costa Superior Court’s website. At press time, the online portal was experiencing technical difficulties. Patton also released a May 17 letter from Deputy District Attorney Sophea Nop that identifies the case as un-

der investigation. “In accordance with the Public Records Act, the requested documents (investigative file) are exempt from disclosure,” the letter reads in part. “This exemption applies to records that concern investigations undertaken for the purpose of determining whether a violation of the law may have occurred.” “Additionally, I have determined that there are no documents in either the physical or electronic file which constitute correspondence between Lamar Thorpe and the District Attorney’s Office regarding this case,” the letter concludes. Although Knox works in the Office of the District Attorney, she does not handle DUI prosecutions, Asregadoo stated in his email, and would not have knowledge regarding charges brought against Thorpe as a result. “Mary Knox’s assignment is in the Elder Abuse Unit at the DA’s Office,” Asregadoo said. “She is not a manager, supervisor, or a filer for DUI prosecutions – which means she is not involved with misdemeanor DUI prosecutions. Those prosecutions arise out of a separate unit (Misdemeanor Trial Team) – a team that works out of a different office from where Mary works.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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people buy a boat because they already have a passion for fishing and want their own vessel to take out on the water. Others may buy a boat because they like the challenge posed by sailing, a demanding yet rewarding hobby. According to Grow Boating, a marine industry organization that aims to generate awareness and interest in boating, retail sales of new boats, marine engines and marine accessories in the United States totaled $20.1 billion in 2017, the latest year for which figures are available. That marked a 9.5 percent increase from the year prior, highlighting the growing popularity of boating. Grow Boating notes that 141.6 million Americans went boating in 2016. The fun of boating compels many people to buy their own boats. For firsttimers, buying a boat can be both exciting and confusing. Prospective buyers must decide on everything from the type of vessel they want to the size of the boat to where to store it when they’re not out

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The decision to buy a boat requires careful consideration of a host of factors to ensure boaters find the right boat and get the most of their time on the water. on the water. Such decisions can make the process of buying a boat intimidating. However, the following tips might make buying a boat for the first time easier. ♦ Assess your skills. An honest assessment of your skills will help you determine if the time is right to buy a boat. There’s no shame in waiting to buy a boat until you become more

comfortable navigating it. Boating schools can be great resources for novices, teaching them the ins and outs of boating. The United States Coast Guard notes that boating safety courses are offered throughout the country for all types of recreational boaters. ♦ Ask around. Boaters tend to be passionate about boating, and many are

willing to offer advice to novices about boats that may suit their needs. Local marinas can be great resources for firsttime boat buyers. Visit a local marina and seek advice from current boat owners. Some may share their own travails and triumphs from their first boat-buying experience, and those stories can serve as a guide as you begin your own journey to boat ownership. ♦ Be patient. Boats are significant investments, so be patient and exercise due diligence before making a purchase. Do your homework on the type of boat that best suits your needs, skill level and budget. ♦ Do your homework in regard to fees. The cost of owning a boat is more than just the sticker price and the cost of fuel. Much like you would before buying an automobile, get a quote on boating insurance before making a purchase, being as specific as possible in regard to the boat’s make, model and age when asking for an estimate. In addition, get quotes on docking and mooring fees. When buying a boat, people envision taking their boats out as much as possible. That’s only possible for boat owners who fully grasp the full cost of boat ownership and how to finance all of the ancillary expenses of owning a boat. – Courtesy of Metro Creative

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Delta from page 1B of the team, he is a trained marine enforcement officer able to conduct search-andrescue operations above and below the water, enforce laws and regulations governing the operation of vessels, conduct vessel accident investigations, provide assistance to disabled vessels, and maintain a proactive approach toward the suppression of criminal activity in a maritime environment. He Press file photo and his fellow marine officers The Contra Costa County’s Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit patrols 80 also provide an on-water square miles of water from Richmond to Discovery Bay. security presence in and around critical infrastructure and key The unit also has a dive team established to resources within Contra Costa County. provide specialized support in handling underwa“Our biggest thing is boater safety,” he said. ter operations. The team responds to a variety of “We want to make sure everyone who comes out incidents including underwater search and recovery with their families for a good day on the water has of property, evidence and bodies. one, and returns to enjoy it again.” “We also want everyone to know about safety Some of the common safety problems marine requirements,” Steele said. “About now, when you patrol officers deal with are: bring your vessel out for the first time this year, do ♦ Children under the age of 13 not wearing life your safety check, make sure everything is working, jackets at all times and you have life jackets for everyone. Make sure ♦ All boats having enough life jackets for all pasyou always have a fire extinguisher on the vessel sengers that meets marine criteria, and you want to make ♦ Removing abandoned vessels from the water sure you always have a sound device on the vessel, before an oil or gasoline leak like a whistle or horn. And always have a type-four Marine patrol units work with the sheriff’s throwable flotation device in case there is an accioffice land units when necessary, and focus on dent and you need to throw it to a swimmer who education as a preventive measure for crimes. They might need some help in the water.” handle theft and deaths on the water, and are In case of emergency, call 911 or the sheriff’s concerned with improving water quality by removal dispatch at 925-646-2441. of derelict and abandoned vessels. To contact Marine Patrol, call 925-427-8507.

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California safety tips for Boating and Waterways Some other safety tips courtesy of the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways ♦ Aside from having life jackets for everyone on board, make sure you have navigation lights and sound signaling devices, which are some of the required equipment needed for a safer voyage. If in doubt about what is required, check out the ABCs of California Boating publication, schedule a vessel safety check with your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons, or download a virtual vessel safety check and inspect your boat. ♦ Considering this year’s drought conditions impacting waterways throughout the state, plan ahead and check the impact of the drought on your favorite waterway before going out on the water. ♦ File a float plan before each boating trip. Share a float plan with a family member or friend including the details of your trip, so your location is known in the event of an emergency.

♦ Check the weather. Before getting underway, check the latest conditions such as weather and check regularly for changing conditions. Besides the Internet, information may be obtained by tuning to local radio stations or the National Weather Radio broadcasts. ♦ Avoid alcohol. Operating a boat with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more is against the law. Impaired operators will be stopped and be arrested even with a lower BAC if the conditions are not safe. Your boat can be impounded. ♦ Boat clean and green. Keep your trash on-board. Take advantage of shore-side facilities to recycle plastic, glass, metal and paper. Used fishing line can be deposited at fishing-line recycling stations. Always carry oil absorbents on board and in your bilge to prevent oily discharges and to prevent fuel spills. Use fuel bibs and dispose of them properly. For more boating and water safety information, visit www. BoatCalifornia.com.

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Almost anyone who enjoys spending time on the water can benefit from learning to kayak. Above, Stuart Hamilton practices his paddeling strokes on the Mokelumne River.

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Kayaking from page 4B The history of kayaking is interesting. The word ‘kayak’ means ‘hunter’s boat,’ and the Inuit used to rely on these small vessels to catch food by sneaking up on their prey from the water’s edge. Some people still hunt and fish from their kayaks, but many are happy to use them for sightseeing and exercising, fresh air and enjoying the open water. ‘Paddlesports are increasing in popularity among Americans who desire to connect with the outdoors,’ said Christine Fanning, executive director of The Outdoor Foundation. The foundation and The Coleman Company, Inc., found in a Special Report on Paddlesports that 21.7 million Americans enjoyed paddling on rivers, lakes, streams, and other waterways in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available. Paddlesports include canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and standup paddling. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to learn how to kayak. The outdoor experts at REI say there’s a good chance a novice kayaker will not go out and buy a boat immediately. It’s important to first get a feel for the sport and then go from there. Although it’s not necessary, novices should take paddling lessons to

BOATING & YACHTING hone their skills. Learning the proper technique can help people avoid strain on their neck and back and prevent arm fatigue. Novices should practice on calm waters until their technique is honed. Lakes are a great place to learn, as rivers and places with mild currents can overwhelm those new to the sport. One of the easiest ways to get introduced to kayaking is to go with an experienced paddler or tour company. Such companies charge a set price for an excursion that will provide transportation to the drop site as well as the equipment needed for the voyage. Tours may include travel down several miles of a relatively calm waterway, allowing novice kayakers to get a feel for paddling and take in the scenery. Getting in and out of a kayak can be challenging for beginners. The resource Kayakpaddling.net offers helpful illustrations and animated tutorials about entering and exiting kayaks as well as paddling techniques and safety. Kayakers should bring some essentials along. A dry pack can keep electronics, food and equipment dry. Remember to wear sunscreen and a hat to keep safe from the sun. A life vest also is essential. – Courtesy of Metro Creative

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within a five-minute drive beyond Orwood Resort, and has been a Delta favorite hot spot since the late 1950s. Located at 7000 Orwood Road, it had developed a reputation for having deteriorated in recent years. But the marina’s new owner and manager, Richard Sellers, said he is committed to restoring the marina to its past glory, helping to create and shape many new fond memories for past, present and future generations. Sellers has been intrigued by Cruiser Haven’s history. Its ideal location has enabled it to play a prominent role in the culture, society, economy and leisure activities of the past, which helped make the local area, and the Delta, what they are today.

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The property sits on 32 acres, creating an inlet cove on the Orwood Tract. Originally home to Indian refugees, the area was eventually reclaimed by the California Delta Farms company in the early 1900s. According to historical maps and aerial photos, the marina cove also served as a port, supporting a profitable asparagus cannery and then a potato warehouse, which benefited from the cove’s seclusion and calm waters. Cruiser Haven has been witness to the success stories of neighboring thriving agriculture operations

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such as onion and dry grain farms as well as the successful railroad line responsible at one time for transporting over 25% of California’s wheat. Cruiser Haven Marina was founded in the 1950s as the strong recreational boating community on the Delta began to develop, and became essential to the establishment of the much-loved Delta culture. The age-old saying “location is everything” rings true for Cruiser Haven Marina. Its three-minute proximity to fast water and easy access to all areas of the Delta enable wakeboarding, skiing and fishing spots. Other popular attractions such as Ski Beach make Cruiser Haven an ideal location and place it high on Delta boaters’ favorite destinations. Sellers has always seen it as a dream restoration project, and this potential was exactly the motivation that compelled him to acquire the marina as a business and passion project last July. “It doesn’t matter your background, your age, your story, we are continuing to add to a community, and plan to join together with others to create a space where all are accepted, welcomed and celebrated to create memories that last a lifetime,” Sellers said. “We have made so much transformational progress in cleaning up the property and improving on-site amenities and security. We are moving fully forward to restore Cruiser

Haven to the nostalgic, beautiful marina it once was. While there is still much to be done on our journey, I am proud of the marina community we have, and continue to build today. Our tenants enjoy the natural quaintness we have of wildlife, fishing, and location, and also believe in the vision of us becoming a premier private marina of the future. We continue to look forward to adding to our marina community family.” Sellers is a Brentwood resident who has spent most of his free time since his teens enjoying Delta waters and culture. He spent his early years competing in amateur wakeboarding events, slalom skiing and fishing, then began to transition in his mid- to late-30s to boating with family and friends, enjoying fantastic food and drink at restaurants and hot spots throughout the Delta like Moore’s Riverboat and enjoying Mai Tais at the legendary Lost Isle. Sellers spends more time on the Delta than ever with his new project. When not on the water, he can be found landside recreating the marina’s ambience or occasionally taking a short break at his favorite pastime of fishing off the docks. “The water has been my getaway , and it’s grown with me over the years … always adapting and being exactly what I needed, no matter what stage of life I was in. It’s my sanctuary and I know it is – and can be – for others too.” As Cruiser Haven Marina is soon to be the place to be, they are excited to join together with those who have a vision to restore the former glory and become once again the Delta favorite. For more information on Cruiser Haven Marina, visit www.cruiserhaven.com or call 925-634-8000. Ask about the 50% off special they are having now. And tell them you heard about it in The Press.

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