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Oakley starts Water tender overturns move to new voting process by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

OAKLEY City leaders recently launched the process to change how future city councilmembers will be selected. The switch will replace the current at-large election process with a system in which councilmembers are elected by a district that each would represent. The change is in response to threats of a lawsuit from a Southern California-based attorney alleging that Oakley’s current voting system violates the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) by fostering an arrangement that makes the Latino vote disproportionate. The CVRA, signed into law in 2002, bans at-large election methods that impair a protected class’s ability to elect its sesee District page 26

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n East Contra Costa Fire Protection District water tender responding to a vegetation fire this week overturned on West Cypress Road. The solo firefighter in the vehicle sustained minor injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. For the complete story, see page 3. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/ slideshows

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BRENTWOOD Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001. The most devastating terrorist attack on American soil, the events of 9/11 have changed the U.S. forever. As East County residents reflect on the day two planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers, another was crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth went down in a field in Pennsylvania, Brentwood resident Victor Brandstetter remem-

bers his two cousins who were in the towers on one of the most infamous days in American history. “I had two cousins, who didn’t know each other, who

worked in the World Trade Center,” said Brandstetter. “One was Mike Hingson. He was in the second tower on the 78th floor. It was very smoky and there were 20

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or 30 people and they were trying to get out. He had his dog and he said, “Follow me, folks,” and the dog led them right out and it was amazing.” Hingson’s story was one of the few with a happy ending. Born blind, he was working for a technology company in 2001. On Sept. 11, he and his guide dog, Roselle, were able to lead a group of people down a stairwell to safety moments before the tower collapsed. He now travels the world speaking about his experi-

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OAKLEY Police Chief Dean Capelletti has been placed on paid administrative leave, Oakley City Attorney Derek Cole confirmed this week, but city officials aren’t divulging why. “I can confirm Chief Capelletti is on administrative leave,” Cole said Monday. “I can’t provide any other information at this time.” Oakley Mayor Sue Higgins and city councilmembers both referred inquiries back to Cole when reached this week. “I do not have anything to share and was only informed four minutes before our last meeting on districting,” Higgins said Tuesday. “It is actively being investigated and I have no further information.” Capelletti joined the department in September 2020 with 18 years in law enforcement, having previously served as a captain of the La Habra Police Department in Southern California. Capelletti, a Bay Area native, said in an earlier interview with The Press that his wife had stumbled across the Oakley police chief job opening. It checked all the boxes that he wanted in a chief’s role and provided the added opportunity to return to the Bay Area. “Immediately when I got in the city, I just felt like this was

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Firefighter hospitalized with minor Woman,74, injuries after fire truck overturns dies after One East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries after the water tender he was driving en route to a vegetation fire overturned on West Cypress Road in Oakley around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Steve Aubert, fire marshal with East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, said the solo unidentified firefighter in the rig at the time of the incident suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for further evaluation. He’s expected to make a full recovery. A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to the accident scene to clean up an undisclosed amount of diesel fuel that leaked from the water tender onto the street. Oakley police are investigating the cause of the incident. The water tender was enroute to a fire that burned a half-acre and two abandoned

Brian Helmick, fire chief of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, assists Capt. Brandon Earhart after the water tender a fellow district firefighter was driving overturned on Sept. 7. The firefighter suffered minior injuries and has since been released from the hospital. Photo by Melissa van Ruiten

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Residents honor fallen soldiers with procession Event remembers service members killed by suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan by Jenna Hards Correspondent

BRENTWOOD Hundreds of Brentwood residents gathered at Veterans Park last weekend to honor the lives of the 13 U.S. military service members killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan in late August. Residents, police officers and Heritage High School’s Jr. ROTC students joined the procession that marched down part of Balfour Road from the park. Vehicles with the fallen soldiers’ names on the windshield followed closely behind those who led the procession. The 13 have been identified as: • Marines Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah; • Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts; • Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento; • Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California; • Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska;

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Hundreds of residents, including members of Heritage High School’s Jr. ROTC program, gathered for a procession in Brentwood last weekend to honor the 13 U.S. military service members killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. • Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana; • Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas; • Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri; • Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming; • Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California; • Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California;

• Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio; • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton,Tennessee. Event organizer Leila Hauck said she was grateful for the large turnout of Brentwood residents. Having noticed a community divide over politics, Hauck said she felt that it was a special moment to see everyone together. Hauck said the procession was meant to show service members that Brentwood

residents can put politics aside to show military men and women that they are supported no matter what. While people left after the initial line up near Veterans Park, others lined up on the street or even walked with the procession down Balfour Road. “I’m here today to show my support for the fallen warriors, even as law enforcement, it’s good to see a lot of first responders, it’s good to see the support from the community,” said one of the procession watchers. “Community-orientated stuff is really important to have.” As many moved down the street, tears could be seen flowing down the faces of nearby onlookers. Event organizers said it was heartwarming to see the support that the Brentwood community has for its servicemen and women. The events at Kabul and the war overall have left families dealing with loss of life, and it speaks volumes to see that these soldiers and their families are supported in this community, they said. “I didn’t think that everyone was going to support the troops the way they did,” Hauck said. “It shows that we still care. We care about humanity and our service members. So we might have different opinions, but we certainly have two things that we all appreciate or we can understand and that’s loss and love.” To view a video and a slideshow, visit www. thepress.net/multimedia

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3 arrested in Antioch jewelry store robbery ANTIOCH Three suspects were arrested Sept. 3 after police say they robbed Antioch’s Ron’s Jewelers and led law enforcement authorities on a pursuit throughout the East Bay. The unidentified males — ages 28, 30 and 32 years — are alleged to have robbed Ron’s Jewelers shortly before 2:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. They led multiple East Bay law enforcement agencies on a vehicle and, later, foot chase that ended with one being detained in a Richmond backyard. Two others were apprehended on Interstate 80, near University Avenue in Berkeley, authorities said. The trio is suspected of making off with $80,000 to $90,000 in jewelry after breaking into the business premises. One is believed to have used a hammer to smash open the display cases, authorities said. The three then fled the store, but arriving officers quickly obtained the suspect’s vehicle description and license plate and broadcast the information to law enforcement agencies. Pittsburg police officers located the car, which was traveling westbound on Highway 4, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. At one point, the suspect vehicle briefly stopped in the city of Richmond

and one of the passengers—later found to be carrying a backpack that contained a large amount of jewelry — fled from the car on foot. He was arrested in a Richmond backyard. The California Highway Patrol pursued the suspect vehicle—later found to be carrying the two outstanding suspects—before it was involved in a collision on Interstate 80 near University Avenue in Berkeley. Those two suspects fled the collision scene, but were tracked down by CHP, Hercules and San Pablo officers. All three suspects were booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on numerous charges that include conspiracy, robbery, burglary and evading arrest, police said. No injuries were reported in the incident. “The Antioch Police Department and the victims in this case would like to thank all the involved law enforcement agencies for their assistance during this incident,” said Antioch Police Sgt. Brian Rose. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at 925778-2441. Anonymous tips may also be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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2 die after being struck by suspected drunken driver on Byron Highway BYRON An 18-year-old Pittsburg woman and a 16-year-old Oakley boy were killed Sept. 4 after being struck by a suspected drunken driver on Byron Highway. The suspected drunken driver, 18-year-old Knightsen resident Colby Sharver driving a 2002 Subaru Impreza, is believed to have struck the pair in the area of 8321 Byron Highway around 11:15 p.m, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 18-year-old Kassandra Sepulveda and 16-year-old Luis Esparza. They were attending a nearby party prior to the incident, according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Sharver was booked into Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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and Alvarez is now working on reopening the senior center to its specific audience. “That’s been my main focus right now, just reestablishing all the connections to all the service providPhoto by Dawnmarie Fehr ers and trying to get everything back in line,” she said. “One of our main focuses at the senior center moving forward will be to provide services in an equitable manner. I want to bring more diversity and equity to our center. By translating a lot of our information, I’m hoping to reach populations who have been disenfranchised because of language, cultural and socioeconomic barriers.” Alvarez is from San Francisco. During college, she studied abroad in Mexico City for three years and graduated from San Francisco State University with a major in health sciences and a minor in community organizing. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, swimming and dancing.

Deer Ridge landscape improvements approved The city of Brentwood announced Aug. 25 that the lighting and landscape district related to the Deer Ridge landscape improvements has been approved by voters by a margin of 345 to 136. About 480 of the 1,058 ballots mailed were returned, according to city officials. The approval appears to clear the way for Deer Ridge property owners to fund landscaping improvements and the ensuing maintenance of 14 golf course frontage areas that fell into disrepair when the nearby golf club closed in 2019. The improvements could include new shrubs, groundcover, trees and irrigation on parkway strips between sidewalks and curbs at nine locations, including Mountain View Drive, Foothill Drive, Pebble Beach Drive and St. Andrews Drive. Other improvements would be the installation of decorative pavers and retainment of existing mature trees

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It takes a compassionate heart and listening ear to understand the needs of one’s community. Village Community Resource Center (VCRC), which provides afterschool academics, health clinics, counseling services, parent peer support groups and preventive mental health well-being practices, not only comprehends this notion, but actively engages in it through their community outreach and aid. At the beginning of June 2020, VCRC started a food distribution program to help the rising need for food. “We didn’t plan on doing this,” explained Jose Rizo, the program director for VCRC. “Other than summer food distributions, this was entirely community driven. We reached out to participants in our program, and they said food scarcity was a resounding need that came up.” Recognizing that problem locally, VCRC knew that action was necessary. However, due to the size of the center, they faced a problem of lack of storage. But White Pony Express, which works with the VCRC grant provider, Impact Diablo Valley, was able to resolve this issue. “When we reached out to Impact Diablo Valley, letting them know where the

Tessa from page 7 storytelling, but you have to disclaim that this is not true.” Dodds, a Brentwood resident since 1996, has a background in special education, and she teaches at Garin Elementary School in Brentwood. She has always written for her own enjoyment, and in 2002 her writing caught the attention of Rick Lemyre, co-founder and former managing editor of the Brentwood Press. That encounter led to a recurring humor and satire column that Dodds wrote for the newspaper for six years, and that experience garnered her a National Newspaper Association award for best humor column. For more than 20 years, Dodds and Gomez discussed collaborating on a book. The pair met while they both had children in kindergarten. Along with several other mothers, a tight-knit group of friends developed, and they called themselves the Wolf Pack. While Tessa was originally envisioned by Dodds as a mouse, she was transformed early in the process. “Our friendship has remained close throughout all these years,” Dodd said of Gomez. “When we decided to collaborate on this book, we said, ‘Hey, let’s pay homage to our wolf pack and have Tessa be a wolf cub. That’s an inside tribute to a friendship that has lasted for decades. To do this adventure with a valued and trusted friend has been an amazing experience.” Once the decision was made to illustrate Tessa as a wolf cub, the real work started for Gomez. Working entirely on paper, the development of the book’s visual aspects took the better part of a year.

need in the community was at, they connected us to White Pony Express,” said Rizo. “They have been amazing for a large portion of the last year. They were even providing USDA food boxes.” VCRC has worked with not only Impact Diablo Valley, White Pony Express and local grocery stores, but also with community outreach groups such as Hijas del Campos. According to Rizo, the group would come out to the VCRC to pick up food to be delivered to local farm workers. This effort could be considered evidence of the extensive efforts to help people who are in need. For individuals looking to attend the food distribution program, it takes place Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Village Community Resource Center on Village Drive. “We are still always looking for volunteers,” Rizo said. “They do need to be vaccinated. While it’s not a requirement, it’s for the safety of everyone involved.” Rizo also mentioned the ongoing effort to find people who would be willing to help the cause. Anyone interested in volunteering can reach out to Gloria Pantoja, the family resource specialist for the VCRC, at 925-325-2625. “Ultimately, all of this is for the good of the community,” Rizo concluded as he summed up VCRC’s goals. To comment, visit www.thepress.net “(Tessa) went through a lot of development,” Gomez explained. “It really takes a lot of sketching and really playing her in different situations, and trying to get a face that looks like an emotion but still keeps her looking like the same wolf in every picture. We had a lot of meetings in pencil before I went to ink. We had a series of meetings to check the development of the characters and the story. It took quite a long time to get Tessa to feel like a little personality. We went through a lot of paper. It takes some time.” Another book that Gomez illustrated, “What if Strawberries Had No Hats” by Cassaundra Brown, was published by Jensen. Gomez brought Dodds’ project to Jensen, who said she had no interest in publishing “another cute children’s story,” but saw its value beyond that. “This is really a child development tool,” Jensen said. “In fact, a good curriculum could be written for the classroom for this book to be the text. I am urging Carolyn to write that curriculum.” With Tessa’s story now for sale, the team is considering their next move. “We have pages of book ideas,” Dodds said. “Tessa absolutely can be launched into a series. There’s nothing that can’t be covered in terms of moral lessons or ethical lessons. We’ve also talked about other story ideas. I have a vault of manuscripts that we’re looking at and deciding what’s going to be next. We’re just at the very beginning of a fun, adventurous road together.” “Tessa’s Tall Tales” can be purchased at Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble. For more information visit, www.tessastalltales.com.


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Oakley native serves aboard USS Iwo Jima An Oakley native is serving aboard USS Iwo Jima, a U.S. Navy Wasp class amphibious assault ship. Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Martin is a 2019 Freedom High School graduate. Today, Martin serves as a machinery repairman. Machinery repairmen use large machines such as lathes and mills to manufacture parts that the ship may need to make repairs. They fix pieces that may be damaged or worn out from routine use. Martin joined the Navy one year ago for the opportunities serving provides. “I joined the Navy to gain unique experiences and to provide for my family,” said Martin. According to Martin, the values required to succeed in the military are similar to those found in Oakley. “One thing that has really helped me succeed in the Navy that I learned back home is being around all kinds of people. Growing up in Northern California, it’s very diverse and there’s a lot of people who think very differently than you,” said Martin. “The same goes for the Navy.” Iwo Jima is the seventh Wasp-class amphibious assault ship and the second ship in the U.S. Navy to bear that name. The ship was named for the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II. According to Navy officials, amphibious assault ships are designed to deliver U.S. Marines and their equipment where they are needed to support a variety of missions ranging from amphibious assaults to humanitarian relief efforts. Designed to be versatile, the ship has the option of simultaneously using helicopters, Harrier jets, and air-cushioned landing craft as well as conventional landing craft and assault vehicles in various combinations.

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Oakley native Benjamin Martin, left, without helmet, is serving as a machinery repairman aboard USS Iwo Jima, a U.S. Navy Wasp class amphibious assault ship. He’s seen here leading his fire team during a damage control training exercise. Martin’s favorite part of working in the Navy is having pride in the work. “The best thing about this command is the immense amount of pride we have in the work we do,” said Martin. “Everyone pitches in and supports the mission at hand.” Though there are many opportunities for sailors to earn recognition in their command, community and careers, Mar-

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College district selects new chief financial officer The Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) has selected Phyllis Carter as its next associate vice chancellorchief financial officer. Following a nationwide search that began in February, the 4CD governing board approved Carter’s contract at its Aug. 11 meeting. Carter will receive an annual salary of $220,000 and her contract will run through June of 2024. “Phyllis Carter’s varied background in higher education and outside industries provides her a fresh perspective and unique approach to the changing fiscal landscape we find ourselves in,” said Chancellor Bryan Reece. “We are excited to welcome her and look forward to her leadership.” Carter brings with her more than 30 years of experience leading education, nonprofit and corporate organizations to greater financial health, efficiency, and sustainability, district officials said. Among her previous positions, Carter has served as interim vice president of strategy, innovation and operations and chief operating officer at Samuel Merritt University; vice president and CFO of administration and finance at San Francisco State University; director of business and administrative services at Laney College; and chief financial and administrative officer at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an international post-doctoral research organization located at the University of California, Berkeley. Carter has also served as an adjunct accounting instructor at Merritt Community College. During that period, she launched

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The value of youth expression through art Whether it be through fashion or hobbies, youth expression is essential to any teen in their quest for self-discovery. The members of Heritage High’s National Arts Honor Society use visual art as a form of self expression. Passion in the Heritage outh art community writer starts early. From a young age, teen artists find their inspiration through mentors and their imagination to create works of art. While art may seem like a hobby to most, teen artists dedicate time and commitment into their art. “I created art practically all my life, but seriously started in middle school,” said Karina Chen. “Although my school art teachers taught me some important skills, I found that I developed more of my art through online posts, and following and looking through other people’s artwork.” For many youth, art is a distraction from the stress of a busy world. Paired with a talent they love, art can be a form of relaxation. “I express my thoughts or opinions through more serious pieces; which I do very rarely. I mostly do art to make me feel good and de-stress,” said Danielle Leong. The freedom artists get from artistic expression is a unique contrast from social constraints many teens face. A wide range of art, from clay to paint, is a creative outlet teens use to illustrate their passions and emotion. “Art’s advantage isn’t that I don’t need anyone else’s help to create it; it’s that I can express anything I’d like through a language most people can understand,” said Aileen Rubio. As modern youth face a constant battle for identity and self-discovery, a way to communicate their individuality is essential. Not only is art a medium of self-expression, it also builds a community. Youth in art are able to connect with each other to build upon their skills, create bonds, and appreciate art in its purest form. Nani Sarmiento offered this advice to aspiring artists: “I would advise young artists to avoid comparing themselves

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to other artists. Artists you see on social media oftentimes have had more experience and formal training than an aspiring, young artist ... Give yourself time to improve your art and don’t expect results overnight,” Youth expression is constantly changing. Art is a beautiful form of teen identity that honors creativity, passion and inspiration. – by: Olivia Johnson To view more artwork created by the Heritage National Arts Honor Society, visit their Instagram: @ hhsnationalarthonorsociety To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Football games are often not necessarily won by the team that makes the most good plays but can be lost by the team that makes the most costly mistakes. Unfortunately for Liberty’s football team, it found itself in the latter group in its season-opening game against Los Gatos on Friday, Sept. 3. As a result, the Lions lost 38-17. Liberty was the better team for much of the first half and led 17-7 late in the second quarter. But with just over a minute to go in the half, the Lions lined up to punt. But the snap was low, and when the Lions punter fielded the ball with a knee already on the ground, the play was dead and the Cats had the ball on the 28 yard line. They capitalized, scoring a touchdown three plays later and went into halftime with a manageable 17-14 deficit.  Liberty coach Matt Hoefs had seen Los Gatos’ first game of the season, a 42-20 win over Monterey Trail. He knew that the Cats were likely to play a mistake-free game. So, following the error on the punt, when talking to the Lions at halftime, he preached the importance of not letting that mistake snowball. “Even going into half, we said, ‘You played a great half of football. Don’t let the mistakes start to pile up because they’re not going to make them,’” Hoefs said.   Unfortunately for Liberty, the mistakes did pile up. As a result, the 17-14 halftime

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Liberty’s Montez Woods, Mike Relei and Zay Reed converge on Los Gatos quarterback Jake Boyd during the Lions’ 38-17 loss to Los Gatos on Sept. 3. lead turned into a 31-17 third-quarter deficit.   Los Gatos received the second-half kickoff and tied the game with a field goal. Then, on the ensuing Lions possession, a pass from junior quarterback Nate Bell was deflected and intercepted. Two plays later, Los Gatos was in the end zone again, going up 24-17.  The Lions were forced to punt on their next possession and the play ended up being essentially an instant replay of the first

botched punt attempt. Liberty’s punter dropped to a knee to field a low snap, causing the play to be whistled dead as soon as he caught the ball. The Cats again capitalized on the Lions’ miscue, scoring a touchdown to go up 31-17. The Liberty offense couldn’t get going again. Los Gatos added a fourth-quarter touchdown for the game’s final score. The two punting miscues and the interception all

gave the Cats possessions starting on the Liberty side of the field. The three touchdowns they scored on those ended up being the difference on the scoreboard. “We preached all week that this is about as well of a coached team and program as there is out there and you can’t make these little mistakes,” Hoefs said.  “We made a few. It took the momentum and swung it in their favor. I think that was the difference in the end.”  While the night didn’t end in the Lions’ favor, there were positives. Things looked bad early, when Liberty went three-and-out after receiving the opening kickoff and Los Gatos promptly opened up a 7-0 lead. But the Lions responded well, answering the touchdown immediately with one of their own when Bell found senior receiver Khiron Green for an 8-yard touchdown pass.  Junior kicker Dylan Clark nailed a 35yard field goal to put Liberty up 10-7. Then, after the teams exchanged punts, Bell and sophomore receiver Ryan Mckendry connected on a 68-yard touchdown pass. “I thought Nate Bell did a lot to extend plays with his legs and I thought Ryan Mckendry, for a sophomore, had a really good first impression for his first game at receiver,” Hoefs said. “He had to have 100-plus yards. He looked good. There’s a lot of bright spots.” With the loss, the Lions are 0-1. Next up for Liberty is the Honor Bowl and a game against Campolindo. Initially, the Lions were see Liberty page 15

Heritage football team outlasts Granada in OT Heritage junior running back Devon Rivers had already carried the ball 30 times on a Saturday afternoon with temperatures in the high 90s. But with the game on the line in triple overtime, it made sense that everyone in the stadium was expecting him to touch the ball at least a couple more times. Instead, the Patriots slipped an inside handoff to senior fullback Tanner Smylie, who raced through the Granada defense for the goahead, 14-yard touchdown. The Heritage staff then used Rivers as a decoy once again on the two-point conversion, tossing the ball to him before he flipped it to junior Jeremiah Ruffin on a run-pass option reverse, and Ruffin carried the ball untouched into the end zone for an eight-point lead. As they did all game, the host Matadors (0-2) did not go down without a fight, reaching the end zone on their possession in the third overtime. Needing the two-point conversion to tie and extend the game even further, however, Granada saw its attempt dashed when Heritage junior linebacker Brock Lombardi blitzed through the line and rushed the pass attempt to cause an incompletion and secure a wild 36-34 victory for the Patriots (1-1). “We knew our young team had to grow up fast, but we also knew our returners had to lead

us,” said Heritage coach Dave Fogelstrom. “Devon had a great game, but Tanner has been a twoway starter for us so we gave him a shot knowing they would be keying on Devon. Jeremiah is another returner, so we trusted him with the ball and he made the right decision to run it in.” Making the final big play of the game, Lombardi epitomized the effort of a Heritage team, which lost 21 of 24 starters from its team that went 4-2 in the spring. The junior was banged up on multiple occasions, but didn’t let it stop him from finishing the game strong. He also had the game-tying score in the fourth quarter for the Patriots, which ultimately forced overtime. “(Defensive coordinator) Arnold knew they were going to pass on the two-point conversion, so he sent Brock to break it up,” Fogelstrom said. “(Lombardi) is one tough, strong kid who we knew would give us everything he had to get there” The game was back-and-forth from the beginning. Heritage struck first when Rivers took a screen pass from Jacob Wasso and raced 36 yards for the score. The extra point was wide right, allowing Granada to take a 7-6 lead following a methodical 70-yard drive on its see Heritage page 16

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going to take on Canyon Springs from North Las Vegas while Campolindo would have played Sutter Union earlier in the day. But on Friday morning, Sept. 3, the Honor Bowl announced on Twitter that both Canyon Springs and Sutter Union had to cancel due to “COVID and a tragic loss of life,” putting the disappointment of a loss in perspective. With both of their opponents having to cancel, Liberty and Campolindo were quickly slotted into a game against each other. It will be played on Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.  “I think we kind of understand as a team now that we’ve got to take care of the little things during the week and make sure we have attention to detail with our game plans,” Hoefs said. “It translated into the second half when some attention to detail kind

of slipped through the cracks.” Another positive for Liberty in the loss to Los Gatos is just that the game was played at all. The Lions were initially set to begin their season against Bishop O’Dowd on Aug. 27 but that game was canceled due to poor air quality. So, the game against the Cats was not only Liberty’s first of the season, but -because COVID-19 forced the 2020 season to be played in the spring of 2021 -- it was the school’s first football game during the traditional fall season in nearly two full years.  “Win, lose or draw, I’m happy we got this in,” Hoefs said. “All week I’ve been checking the AQI on my phone. Losing a football game isn’t the end of the world. We’ve got to pick ourselves up.” To view a slideshow, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia/slideshows

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Several West Coast Soccer Club teams -— The U16 Krossfire 06 (pictured), the Wildkatz 05, U19 Wicked 04 and the Katz 08 — all stood out at the recent Surf Invitational. Photo courtesy of the West Coast Soccer Club

West Coast squads return with wins With 12 goals for, and only two goals against, the young West Coast team was led by Brentwood native Payton Hoover. Liberty High School standouts Skyler Ingram, Gabriella Carlton and Gianna Ramirez played key roles in the team’s success, while goalkeeper Shae Spencer allowed only two goals throughout the tournament. The West Coast 05 Wildkatz made it to the finals in the U17 age group, finishing first in bracket play by tying the Ceres Earthquakes 2-2 and taking down Almaden FC 7-0 and San Jose Surf 2-1, but lost in the final to Sporting GA 2-0. Wildkatz midfielder Jadynn King (Liberty High School) was noted for outstanding play, and Freedom High school’s Carley Singleton scored goals and assists on offense in the U17 age group. In the top U19 age group, The West Coast Wicked 04 girls showed their strength, finishing first in group play, defeating Butte

United 2-0, Blues FC 3-2 and Roseville 4-0 and took home the championship winning 2-1 over Juventus. The Wicked players — Miranda Valle, Andrea Castillo, Francesca Pereira and Madison Herrera — were key players in the midfield,  while Maria Rebolledo, Rylie Stiglich and Makenzie Hewison anchored the defense. Bailey Gualco and Anaya Shelton teamed up to create multiple goals and assists.  The West Coast Katz 08 played at the same event but at the Ripon Sports Complex.  West Coast Soccer Club Academy teams play in the two highest level leagues, the Girls Academy National League and the National Premier League / ECNL Regional League.  Fans can follow West Coast Soccer Club progress at www.westcoastsoccerclub.com. – Submitted by West Coast Soccer Club

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Events Saturday, Sept. 11 Friends of the Brentwood Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Brentwood Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Sept 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room of the library. From 2 to 3 p.m., people may fill bags provided by the group for $7 a bag. The Library is located at 104 Oak St. in Brentwood.

Sunday, Sept. 12 East Contra Costa Historical Society Drive-Through Barbecue

The COVID-19 safe drive-through event will take place on Sept. 12 between 2 and 4 p.m. A tri-tip dinner with local produce will be served. In order to avoid traffic congestion, the meals will be available by surname at select times. The cost is $25. For complete information, visit https:// eastcontracostahistory.org.

Brentwood Inspired Living Center presents Lysa Allman-Baldwin

Brentwood inspired living is hosting Lysa AllmanBaldwin, a sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator and feature and travel writer, whose mission is to inspire others to life full of passion, authenticity, and purpose, on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. on Facebook LIVE. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/brentwoodilc.org/

Tuesday, Sept. 14 Brentwood Community Chorus

The Brentwood Community Chorus, under the direction of Susan Stuart, will hold sectional rehearsals beginning on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The rehearsals will be held outdoors, and all participants must wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination. Check the website at www. brentwoodcommunitychorus.com to register and obtain specific rehearsal information.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 Red Cross blood drive

Byron Delta Lions Club is hosting a Red Cross blood drive all day on Sept. 15 at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo in Byron. Call 925437-5694 to sign up.

Thursday, Sept. 16 Liberty Adult Education Vaccination & Resource Fair

La Clinica will be on the Liberty Adult Education campus, at 929 Second St. in Brentwood from 3 to 7:30 p.m., to offer the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against COVID-19.Those 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine, and walk-ins are welcome. Participants will be entered into a raffle. No appointment is necessary and vaccines will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Liberty High School Playmakers present: West Side Story

The Liberty High School drama club Playmakers will soon return to the stage with West Side Story to be staged at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on campus. The performance dates and times are: Sept. 16-18 and 22-24 at 7 p.m; Sept. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.; and Sept 22 at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $14; $10 for seniors; and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale at LHSPlaymakers. com/Tickets. For more about Playmakers Drama Club Productions, go to LHSPlaymakers.com.

Saturday, Sept. 18 Discovery Bay Community Foundation Cars and Coffee Event

The Discovery Bay Community Foundation will host its monthly Cars and Coffee event on Sept. 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Boardwalk Grill parking lot, 5879 Marina Road, in Discovery Bay. All auto and bike makes are welcome, and no registration is required. The event encourages attend-

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First Responders Pontoon Boat Parade

The Discovery Bay Community Foundation is hosting a day on the waterways of Discovery Bay celebrating first responders and law enforcement in a pontoon boat parade from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on Sept. 18. The intent is for pontoon boat owners who wish to join in the fun to include two to four first responders or law enforcement on board and chauffeur them through the bays of Discovery Bay while they wave at those who are watching the parade from their back decks. For more information, visit www.dbcf.info to register a pontoon boat and get all the details of the day.

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Shadow Lakes residents are joining forces on Sept. 25 to clean up their neighborhood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to meet at the Willy’s Bagels & Blends parking lot at 390 West Country Club Drive. All required supplies to carry out the mission will be provided. The ninth annual Heart of Oakley Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street and Civic Center Plaza.. This event features live entertainment in the amphitheater throughout the day, beer and wine, gourmet food, a children’s area and more than 50 vendors. Admission, parking and the children’s area are all free.

The East Bay Business Expo, featuring over 80 East Bay businesses, is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, in Brentwood. The Expo is designed so local businesses can introduce their businesses to the local business market and create a business-tobusiness network. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3DGFAV1.

Ongoing Events

Al-Anon meeting, Discovery Bay — In-person, Delta Community Presbyterian Church

Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problems. They meet every Monday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. For more information, contact Charlie at 925-8585382 or visit al-anoncontracosta.org/

Oakley Oakley 4-H Club

The Oakley 4-H Club has monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For location information, email Amanda at oakley@ contracosta4h.org.

ADOS Bay Area online meet-up

The ADOS Bay Area, which aims to educate, organize and mobilize the community to push for reparative justice with transformative policies that would close the racial wealth gap, hosts a general meeting on the third Sunday of each month, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., until late December. For more information on the organization, visit https://bit.ly/3zhdfSr.

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We must honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks

Editor: Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the U.S. using airplanes as their weapons, killing nearly 3,000 people. On this day, we remember those who lost their lives and for the bravery of our first responders. As Ahmadi Muslims, every year, in honor of those tragically killed that day, we arrange blood drives across the United States under the “Muslim For Life” campaign. The Muslims are told in the Holy Quran, “Whosoever killed a person [...] it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind” (5:33) The Holy Prophet Muhammad said, “Even as this month, land and day of Pilgrimage are holy, so has God made the blood, property and honor of every human being sacred,” reaffirming the importance of all human life. Over 50,000 pints of blood have thus far been collected, saving up to 170,000 lives.

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Choices have consequences

Editor: As we watch the efforts of our military and State Department’s 20-year effort in Afghanistan crumble under the weight of the current administration’s choices, we are forced to ask ourselves, ‘why?’ Why did we vacate our Air Force base before all of our people were out of the country? On what planet was that even an option on the table? Bagram Air Force base was easily the safest piece of land in all of Afghanistan. Our troops were ordered to leave the base. PERIOD. The only piece of land we could 100% defend, was left with

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planes, weapons, ammunition, etc. in favor of defending an airport that is in the middle of an area we had no ability to defend, and no right to. Great call, Mr. President. Americans were told Afghanistan was not going to look like Vietnam. How did that go? Why? The total American troop count as of Aug 1, 2021 was 2,500. The last American life list was in February, 2020. Why? Because we trained the Afghan military to operate with air support and with aircraft providing intelligence. Then our president decided to FORCE the contractors responsible for maintenance and repair of those aircraft to leave the county. We asked a young military to fight our way, and then removed the possibility of its ability to utilize it. Good call, Mr. President. Joe Biden has spent the last year telling the world he was not Donald Trump. No question that is the case.

Wake up, America. Our leaders are telling us the biggest threat to our nation are people who come from the right side of our political aisle. It is not those people that are killing people in the streets of Kabul. The choices made by this administration will echo through the world for many years to come. We are watching people who helped us over the past 20 years die. Their family members die, their daughters forced to leave their schools. Forcing millions of Afghan people to live like they are in the 800s. Why? So President Biden could look good on the anniversary of 9/11? Life is worth more than a photo op. While I was watching the events on TV, our president was “on vacation”. Too bad the Taliban wasn’t. Good call, Mr. President. Paul Sprenkel Brentwood

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ANTIOCH September 1, 3:48 a.m. A suspicious vehicle stop that resulted in narcotics violations was reported at Mountain Ridge Court and Mountain Ridge Way. September 1, 5:57 p.m. A case of vehicle theft was reported at Longhorn Way and Jeffery Way. September 1, 6:34 p.m. A case of vehicle theft was reported at Rubye Drive and Sidney Avenue. September 1, 6:49 p.m. A traffic accident with injury was reported at Wilbur Avenue and Marie Avenue. September 1, 6:57 p.m. A case of aggravated assault was reported at Somersville Road and Fairview Drive. September 1, 7:17 p.m. A case of assault was reported at Mt. Hamilton Drive and Golf Course Road. September 1, 7:18 p.m. A roadway hazard that resulted in an auto being stored was reported at A Street and Belshaw Street. September 1, 7:25 p.m. A traffic accident with no injury was reported at Verne Roberts Circle and Pittsburg-Antioch Highway. September 1, 9:24 p.m. A traffic accident with injury was reported at Biglow Drive and Joseph Avenue. September 1, 9:27 p.m. A case of auto theft was reported at Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Drive. September 1, 10:10 p.m. A case of auto theft was reported at Sunset Drive and Devpar Court. September 1, 11:23 p.m. A case of arson was reported at A Street and W 17th Street. September 2, 12:31 a.m. A case of petty theft and assault was reported at E. 18th Street and Phillips Lane. September 2, 9:35 a.m. A case of assault was reported at Sycamore Drive and Spanos Street. September 2, 9:40 a.m. A case of auto theft was reported at Delta Fair Boulevard and Fairview Drive. September 2, 11:08 a.m. A case of business burglary was reported at Wilbur Avenue and Wilbur Lane. September 2, 3:24 p.m. A case of armed robbery and grand theft was reported at Somersville Road and Buchanan Road. September 2, 5:51 p.m. A traffic accident with injury was reported at Lone Tree Way and Terra Nova Drive. September 2, 8:32 p.m. A case of carjacking was reported at Oakley Road and Willow Avenue. September 2, 10:52 p.m. A case of assault was reported at Southwood Way and East Creek Way. September 3, 2:02 a.m. A case of aggravated assault was reported at Cadiz Lane and Gentrytown Drive.

BRENTWOOD September 1, 8:15 a.m. A hit-and-run with no injuries was reported on Blue Flax Court. September 1, 10:11 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 1, 11:07 a.m. A case of forgery/ fraud was reported on Ceylon Drive. September 1, 1:12 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Sand Creek Road. September 1, 1:32 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 1, 6:20 p.m. A case of forgery/ fraud was reported on Sand Creek Road. September 1, 7:38 p.m. A case of armed robbery was reported on Village Drive when someone was pistol whipped and had their laptop and phone taken. September 2, 6:22 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 2, 10:51 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Brentwood Boulevard. September 2, 11:46 a.m. A traffic accident with no injuries was reported at Balfour Road and Minnesota Avenue. September 2, 12:55 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Balfour Road. September 2, 1:43 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported at Balfour Road. September 2, 2:51 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Sand Creek Road. $1,000 worth of shoes were stolen. September 2, 5:51 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 2, 8:04 p.m. A case of grand theft was reported on Sand Creek Road. over $1,000 worth of items were stolen. September 2, 8:28 p.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 3, 7:55 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Cedarwood Terrace. September 3, 8:44 a.m. A case of vehicle theft was reported on Brentwood Boulevard. September 3, 9:19 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Cerritos Road. September 3, 9:37 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 3, 10:15 a.m. A case of petty theft was reported on Sand Creek Road. September 3, 12:21 p.m, A case of disturbing the peace was reported on Allbrook Court. September 3, 1:15 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on Lone Tree Way. September 3, 2:20 p.m. A hit-and-run with no injuries was reported at Sand Creek Road and Minnesota Avenue. September 3, 3:33 p.m. A case of vandalism was reported on Second Street. September 3, 4:17 p.m. A case of vandalism was reported on Sofia Way. September 3, 10:41 p.m. A person with a gun was reported on Brentwood Boulevard. A male with a gun was banging on a woman’s window of her truck telling her to open the truck.


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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 916939-0772 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-18-846392-CL. 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 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan. com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-846392CL 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 South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-846392-CL IDSPub #0174467 8/27/2021 9/3/2021 9/10/2021 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 86428 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

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 916939-0772, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-871950-NJ 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 trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee’s attorney. 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. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-9390772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-871950-NJ IDSPub #0174368 8/27/2021 9/3/2021 9/10/2021 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 86374 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

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 800280-2832 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-19-874101-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 800-280-2832, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan. com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-874101JB 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 South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-874101-JB IDSPub #0174405 8/27/2021 9/3/2021 9/10/2021 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 86398 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

Tenant Name Stephen Bogan /James Curtis Unit No. RR51 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86512 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004725 The name of the business: Chanchis Resellz Located at: 9 Rainier Lane In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Christian Jesse Flores. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/19/2021. Signature of registrant: Christian Jesse Flores - Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 5, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/4/2026 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 86440 Publish dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004782 The name of the business(es): The Naturally Nourishing Chef Located at: 4506 Steed Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rebekah Fields. 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: Rebekah Fields. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/8/2026 Antioch Press No. 02-1273 86386 Publish dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005066 The name of the business: Francine And Christine Barber And Beauty Spa Salon Located at: 2347 Forty Niner Court In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Francisca M. Azurin 2. Christine P Ravi. This business is conducted by: Joint Venture. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Francisca M. Azurin, Christine P. Ravi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 26, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/25/2026 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 86478 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005086 The name of the business: 5 STAR DUMPSTER RENTAL Located at: 3304 Terrace View Avenue In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: 5 Star Dumpster Rental LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization: California. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/1/2021. Signature of registrant: Lloyd Hall, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 27, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/26/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86477 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-846392-CL Order No.: DS7300-18004465 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/9/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-871950-NJ Order No.: 191172634-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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 accrued 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 BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LOIS BROUSSARD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/3/2006 as Instrument No. 20060102269-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/27/2021 at 1:30PM 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 accrued balance and other charges: $395,962.77 The purported property address is: 31 SELENA COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. : 072-151-007 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 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan. com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-19-871950NJ. 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 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-874101-JB Order No.: FIN19001332 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/19/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Bryan Briggs, a single man and Ola A. Blanton, a single woman, as joint tenants Recorded: 8/29/2016 as Instrument No. 20160173588-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/28/2021 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: $331,030.10 The purported property address is: 1123 W 18TH STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 074-321-017-1 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on or after September 24th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. using an online auction at www.storagetreasures.com where said property has been stored and which are located at Diablo Mini Storage 8265 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood, CA 94513 Property to be sold as follows: misc. household goods, misc. car parts, personal items, furniture, clothing, toys, and or business fixtures belonging to the following:

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by the following owner(s): Studio Six Staging 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 8/5/21. Signature of registrant: Tuutanga Taai. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE August 5, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under- 8/4/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 signed intends to sell the personal property 86384 Publish dates: August 20, 27, Sepdescribed below to enforce a lien imposed tember 3, 10, 2021. on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & ProfesFICTITIOUS BUSINESS sions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, SecNAME STATEMENT tion 535 of the Penal Code and provisions File No. F-2021-0004733 The name of the of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell business(es): In The Clear Bookkeepat public sale by competitive bidding on or ing Located at: 3000 Bragdon Way In: after September 24th 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Clayton, CA 94517, is hereby registered by using an online auction at www.storag- the following owner(s): Kathryn Danielle etreasures.com where said property Stewart. This business is conducted by: has been stored and which are located at An Individual. The registrant commenced Town Centre Self Storage 345 Town Centre to transact business under the fictitious Terrace Brentwood, CA 94513. Property to business name or names listed above on be sold as follows: misc. household goods, 8/17/2020. Signature of registrant: Kathmisc. car parts, personal items, furniture, ryn Danielle Stewart - Owner. This stateclothing, toys, and or business fixtures ment was filed with the County Clerk of belonging to the following: Contra Costa County on: August 5, 2021 by Tenant Name Unit No. Deputy Clerk Expires 8/4/2026 Brentwood David Barnes C510 Press No. 02-1273 86375 Publish dates: Della Rodriguez C694 August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. Daniel Jarrett D895 Erick Flores D916 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Sale subject to cancellation in the event of NAME STATEMENT settlement between owner and obligated File No. F-2021-0004748 The name of the party. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86513 business: 1. Prime Perf 2. Prime ImPublish Dates: September 10, 17, 2021. ports 3. Bass Forest Located at: 1800 Golden Bay # 100 In: San Ramon, CA AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 94513, is hereby registered by the followFOR CHANGE OF NAME ing owner(s): Matthew Manley. This busiPETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Destinie Ly- ness is conducted by: An Individual. The nette Lee SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFOR- registrant commenced to transact busiNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court ness under the fictitious business name Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: or names listed above on N/A. Signature DESTINIE LYNETTE LEE CASE NUMBER: of registrant: Matthew Manley. This stateN21-1136 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: ment was filed with the County Clerk of 1. Petitioner Destinie Lynette Lee filed a Contra Costa County on: August 6, 2021 by petition with this court for a decree chang- Deputy Clerk Expires 8/5/2026 Brentwood ing names as follows: Present Name: Press No. 02-1273 86387 Publish dates: a. Destinie Lynette Lee to Proposed August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. Name: Desirae Destinee Glass. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested FICTITIOUS BUSINESS in this matter shall appear before this court NAME STATEMENT at the hearing indicated below to show File No. F-2021-0004774 The name of the cause, if any, why the petition for change business: STARBREAD-PITTSBURG Located of name should not be granted. Any person at: 2931 Harbor St, Suite J In: Pittsburg, CA objecting to the name changes described 94565, is hereby registered by the following above must file a written objection that owner: Five Star Bakery Inc. This business is includes the reasons for the objection at conducted by: A Corporation, State of Incorleast two court days before the matter is poration: CA. The registrant commenced to scheduled to be heard and must appear at transact business under the fictitious business the hearing to show cause why the peti- name or names listed above on N/A. Signation should not be granted. If no written ture of registrant: Vilma Carrera - CFO. This objection is timely filed, the court may statement was filed with the County Clerk of grant the petition without a hearing. NO- Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2021 by TICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/4/2021 Deputy Clerk Expires 8/8/2026 Brentwood Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 The address Press No. 02-1273 86371 Publish dates: Auof the court is same as noted above. 3. a. gust 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four FICTITIOUS BUSINESS successive weeks prior to the date set for NAME STATEMENT hearing on the petition in the following File No. F-2021-0004780 The name of newspaper of general circulation, printed the business(es): BDCI Public Adjusters in this county: Brentwood Press Located at: 1261 Locust St # 12 In: Walnut Date: August 17, 2021 Judge of the Supe- Creek, CA 94596, is hereby registered by rior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 the following owner(s): Gregory McLen86441 Publish Dates: August 27, Septem- don. This business is conducted by: An ber 3, 10, 17, 2021. Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business name or names listed above on NAME STATEMENT 8/9/2019. Signature of registrant: McLenFile No. F-2021-0004635 The name of the don, Gregory. This statement was filed with business: Diaz Flooring Located at: 278 the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Wildberry Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is August 9, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires hereby registered by the following owner: 8/8/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Manuel Diaz Coronado. This business is 86385 Publish dates: August 20, 27, conducted by: An Individual. The registrant FICTITIOUS BUSINESS commenced to transact business under the NAME STATEMENT fictitious business name or names listed File No. F-2021-0004853 The name of the above on 8/1/2021. Signature of registrant: business: J and P Handyman Service Manuel A. Diaz Coronado. This statement Located at: 1790 Premier Pl Apt A In: Conwas filed with the County Clerk of Contra cord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by Costa County on: August 2, 2021 by Deputy the following owner(s): Jose L. Gorgonio Clerk Expires 8/1/2026 Brentwood Press Palacios. This business is conducted by: An No. 02-1273 86383 Publish dates: August Individual. The registrant commenced to 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Signature of registrant: Jose Luis Gorgonio NAME STATEMENT Palacios. This statement was filed with the File No. F-2021-0004643 The name of the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: business: A&A AUTO PARTS SALES AND August 12, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires SERVICE Located at: 6240 Brentwood Blvd 8/11/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regis- 86390 Publish dates: August 20, 27, Septered by the following owner(s): Tompkins tember 3, 10, 2021. & Sons, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation, State of Incorporation: CA. The FICTITIOUS BUSINESS registrant commenced to transact business NAME STATEMENT under the fictitious business name or names File No. F-2021-0004880 The name of the listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: business: LoLo’s Kitchen Located at: 1218 GAR TOMPKINS-CEO. This statement was Ironwood Dr. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa is hereby registered by the following County on: August 3, 2021 by Deputy Clerk owner(s): Angelo Calip Sr. This business is Expires 8/2/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02- conducted by: An Individual. The registrant 1273 86392 Publish dates: August 20, 27, commenced to transact business under the September 3, 10, 2021. fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: AnFICTITIOUS BUSINESS gelo Calip Sr. This statement was filed with NAME STATEMENT the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: File No. F-2021-0004728 The name of the August 13, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires business(es): Studio Six Staging LLC 8/12/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Located at: 1145 2nd Street, Ste A #314 In: 86381 Publish dates: August 20, 27, SepBrentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered tember 3, 10, 2021.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004885 The name of the business: RBC Consulting Located at: 2389 Boulder St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Blair Gach. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/16/2021. Signature of registrant: Blair Gach. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/15/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86372 Publish dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

or names listed above on 12/18/2020. Signature of registrant: Lori Ann Toney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 19, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/18/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86437 Publish dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2021.

substantial conformance with Water Code Section 50731.6 and identify the name of the nominee and signed by five (5) or more landowners or the landowner’s legal representative owning property within the boundaries of the District. Dated: August 26, 2021 /s/ Dina Holder District Secretary, Reclamation District No. 799 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86458 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 2021.

other common designation of real property: 1556 Jasmine Place Brentwood, CA 94513 A.P.N.: 019-440-033 Date of Sale: 10/13/2021 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: $622,882.16, estimated The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 (866) 539-4173 or visit this Internet Website www.hudsonandmarshall.com, using the file number assigned to this case 19-0003-11. 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 (866) 539-4173, or visit this internet website www.hudsonandmarshall.com, using the file number assigned to this case 19-0003-11 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 Notice to Tenant pertains to sales occurring after January 1, 2021. Date: 9/1/2021 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 1851 East 1st Street, Suite 100 Santa Ana, California 92705 Foreclosure Department (949) 7209200 Sale Information Only: (866) 5394173 www.hudsonandmarshall.com /s/ Sindy Clements, Foreclosure Officer Please Be Advised That The Wolf Firm May Be Acting As A Debt Collector, Attempting To Collect A Debt. Any Information You Provide May Be Used For That Purpose. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86507 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2021.

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): Laura D Kearney and, Luke Kearney, wife and husband Recorded: 7/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0218760-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/4/2021 at 1:30PM 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: $710,368.77 The purported property address is: 1741 CASTELLINA DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 019-420-021-8 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 916939-0772 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-19-859761-CL. 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 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-859761CL 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 South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-859761-CL IDSPub #0174468 8/27/2021 9/3/2021 9/10/2021 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86433 Publish Dates: August 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

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 (916)9390772 or visit this internet website http:// search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1900285308 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 if conducted after January 1, 2021, 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 http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1900285308 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, by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code, 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 NPP0395426 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 09/03/2021, 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86449 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004908 The name of the business(es): Kitchen Beast Mobile Eats LLC Located at: 1431 Arlington Way In: CA, 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kitchen Beast Mobile Eats 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Maria Avitabile. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/16/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86391 Publish dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004926 The name of the business: Revive Marketing Services Located at: 11040 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #901 In: San Ramon, CA 94582, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Autumn Grumley. 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: Autumn Grumley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 17, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/16/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86525 Publish dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004929 The name of the business: A And A Succulents and Cactus Located at: 8275 Byron Highway In: Knightsen, CA 94598, is hereby registered by the following owner: Alejandro Vargas. 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: Alejandro Vargas-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 18, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/17/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86529 Publish dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005014 The name of the business: Pablo’s Auto Repair Located at: 8570 Brentwood Blvd Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: La Libertad Enterprises Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/1/2021. Signature of registrant: Pablo Flores, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 24, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/23/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86468 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005073 The name of the business: Blended Image Barbershop Located at: 1280 Central Blvd Ste J-16 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Laurice F. Williams. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/1/2021. Signature of registrant: Laurice F. Williams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 26, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/25/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86462 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005268 The name of the business: Knot A Grown Up Located at: 457 Effie Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Glenissa Lashay Webb. 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: Glenissa Webb, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 3, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 9/2/2026 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86523 Publish dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0005290 The name of the business: Tsunami of Spices Located at: 320 Bidwell Ct. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Afshan Khan. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business FICTITIOUS BUSINESS name or names listed above on 9/1/2021. NAME STATEMENT Signature of registrant: Afshan Khan. This File No. F-2021-0004941 The name of the statement was filed with the County Clerk of business(es): Johnson Brothers Flooring Contra Costa County on: September 7, 2021 Located at: 278 Wildberry Dr In: Brentwood, by Deputy Clerk Expires 9/6/2026 Brentwood CA 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- Press No. 02-1273 86532 Publish dates: Seplowing owner(s): Manuel A. Diaz Coronado. tember 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2021. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact busiLIEN SALE NOTICE ness under the fictitious business name or Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section names listed above on 8/19/2021. Signature 3071 of the Civil Code of the State of Caliof registrant: Manuel A. Diaz. This statement fornia, the undersigned, Bay Point Tow, was filed with the County Clerk of Contra 4075 Folsom Ct., Concord, CA, 94520, Costa County on: August 19, 2021 by Deputy will conduct a public sale on September Clerk Expires 8/18/2026 Brentwood Press 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. on the following No. 02-1273 86482 Publish dates: Septem- vehicle: 2016 Hyundai, VIN #: 5NPDber 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. H4AE6GH669057, CA License Plate: 7REY534. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 86516 Publish Dates: September 10, 2021. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004942 The name of the LIEN SALE NOTICE business: AR Properties Located at: 4535 Notice is hereby given pursuant to SecO’Hara Ave In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is tion 3071 of the Civil Code of the State of hereby registered by the following owner: California, the undersigned, Oliver’s Tow, 1. Ragen Ortland Inc., 2800 Radiant Ave., Richmond, 2. Michael Rose CA, 94801, will conduct a public sale on 3. Laurel Rose September 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. on 4. Brennan Rose. the following vehicle: 2006 BMW, VIN This business is conducted by: Copartners. #: WBAVB33556KR75547, CA License The registrant commenced to transact Plate: 8UVL424. Brentwood Press No. business under the fictitious business 02-1273 86515 Publish Dates: September name or names listed above on 9/5/2006. 10, 2021. Signature of registrant: Ragen Ortland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk NOTICE CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS TO of Contra Costa County on: August 19, 2021 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF RECLAMAby Deputy Clerk Expires 8/18/2026 BrentTION DISTRICT NO. 799 wood Press No. 02-1273 86465 Publish NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. Election will be held in Reclamation District No. 799 (“District”) on November 9, 2021, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS for the purpose of electing three trustees NAME STATEMENT to serve on the Board of Trustees of the DisFile No. F-2021-0004947 The name of the trict. In accordance with California Water business: LIFESTYLE BY LOLO Located at: Code Section 50731.5, to be placed on the 15501 San Pablo, Ste G120 In: Richmond, ballot for the election, a petition for a nomCA 94806, is hereby registered by the fol- inee must be filed with the District’s Board lowing owner: Lori Ann Toney. This busi- Secretary (located at 6325 Bethel Island ness is conducted by: An Individual. The Road, Bethel Island, California 94511) no registrant commenced to transact busi- later than 5:00 p.m. on September 16, ness under the fictitious business name 2021. The form of the petition must be in

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Carol Lee Russell, deceased CASE NUMBER P21-01347 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Carol Lee Russell, Carol Lee Rodgers, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Deanne Kathleen Stone in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Deanne Kathleen Stone 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: 11/09/2021 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: Deanne Kathleen Stone. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86457 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2021.\cs2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 19-0003-11 A.P.N.: 019-440-033 You Are In Default Under A Deed Of Trust Dated 6/20/2006. Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceeding Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Andrew A Glavich And Cindy J Glavich, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 7/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0221199-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Street Address or

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-859761-CL Order No.: DS7300-19003437 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8754881 TS No.: CA1900285308 APN: 008-550-019-7 Property Address: 2428 IMPERIAL COURT DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505-1328 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/20/2017. 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 09/23/2021 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/27/2017, as Instrument No. 2017-0052702-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: RYAN MICHAEL SIMMERS AND KRISTYN NICOLE SIMMERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 008-550-019-7 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2428 IMPERIAL COURT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505-1328 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $ 459,281.32. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: John Robert Clifford Jr SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: John Robert Clifford Jr CASE NUMBER: N21-1407 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner John Robert Clifford Jr filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. John Robert Clifford Jr b. AKA John Robert Clifford c. AKA John Keoni Clifford d. John R. Clifford to Proposed Name: John Keoni Kahapea. 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: 9/24/2021 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: July 21, 2021 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86380 Publish Dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Kristen Alyce Dorris SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kristen Alyce Dorris, Zephora Alyce Dorris CASE NUMBER: N21-1456 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Kristen Alyce Dorris, Zephora Alyce Dorris filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Zephora Alyce Dorris to Proposed Name: Zephora Alyce Griego. 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: 10/29/2021 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. Father to be served by mail 30 days prior to hearing. Minor must file consent or appear at the hearing. Date: August 5, 2021 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86509 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2021. STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) Anderson Bryant Lawrence has withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of AR Properties at 4535 O’Hara Ave, Brentwood, CA, 94513 The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on 9/5/2006 in the County of Contra Costa under the File Number F-2016-0005402. This business was conducted by: Copartners. The full name and residence of the person or persons withdrawing as partner(s): Anderson Bryant Lawrence, 1103 Discovery Way, Concord, CA 94521 Signature: Ragen Ortland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 19, 2021 Publication No. 02-1273 86464 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021.

belonging to the following: Customer Name Unit No. Jaylin Burks D721 Pamela Miller F959 Tyler Hulegaard F951 Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86508 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 2021.

no charge, a “Document Request Form”, located on the City’s website at: https://www. brentwoodca.gov/gov/pw/cip/pw_rfps. asp, should be completed and emailed to engineering@brentwoodca.gov. Please note: Entities must obtain the document directly from the City in order for a proposal to be considered valid. City of Brentwood /s/ Margaret Wimberly, MMC, City Clerk; Dated: September 7, 2021 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86528 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004698 The name of the business: Jolly’s Sugar Cookies Located at: 4745 La Casa Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Sharon Miller. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/10/2021. Signature of registrant: Sharon Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 4, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/3/2026 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86475 Publish dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004759 The name of the business: 1. WILD CHILDZ 2. WILD CHILDZ PRESENTS Located at: 3053 Frandoras Cir In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Dianna Pulver. 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: Dianna Pulver. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 9, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/8/2026 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 86388 Publish dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004890 The name of the business(es): Made Cosmetics LLC Located at: 181 Monet Dr In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MADE COSMETICS LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company, State of Organization. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Patricia Barreda-LoPiano, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 16, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires 8/15/2026 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86393 Publish dates: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-2021-0004895 The name of the business: Kazshmere Located at: 1078 Clear Lake Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ollie Mae Smith. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant comNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING menced to transact business under the DRAFT GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY fictitious business name or names listed PLAN above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ollie The Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Mae Smith. This statement was filed with (GSAs) of East Contra Costa, as required by the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: state law, have prepared a Draft Ground- August 16, 2021 by Deputy Clerk Expires water Sustainability Plan. You are invited to 8/15/2026 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86438 a workshop hear more about what is in the Publish dates: August 27, September 3, 10, plan and how it may affect you. This interac- 17, 2021. tive, on-line session will include a discussion of East County groundwater conditions and NOTICE OF LIEN SALE the GSA’s plans for the long-term health and The following persons are in lien at Oakley sustainability of groundwater. Gateway Self Storage, 2101 Laurel Road, Please join us On-Line on September 14, Oakley, CA 94561: 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register B112 Cecily Biggs Here: C1113 Monica Thomas-Aviles https://tinyurl.com/39t6v9n6 C1115 Monica Thomas-Aviles The workshop will include opportunities C1428 Eugene Hill to ask questions and provide feedback C1432 Missy Ramirez on the discussion topics. Due to ongoing C1437 Tyana Shaw public health considerations this will be an C1447 Isabel Siqueiros on-line only meeting. If you need any assis- C1509 James Bowers tance participating in this meeting, contact C1547 Sean Ledesma facilitation-team@comcast.net to receive F1017 Melinda Calvert other options. F1104 Matthew Harris For additional information about SGMA, the F1206 Jose Sanchez draft ECC GSP, to provide more detailed com- The items to be sold include: Furniture, ments, or to be included on the email list, clothes, toys, and miscellaneous please send us an email, groundwaterinfo@ electronics. The date of the sale will be dcd.cccounty.us 9/17/2021 at 11:00 am. The location of Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 86514 Pub- the sale will be: Online at www.storaglish Dates: September 10, 2021. etreasures.com 9/3/21 & 9/10/21 Run Dates The auction end date will be 9/17/21 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE at 12:00 pm. All bids must be placed prior to NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under- this time. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86467 signed intends to sell the personal property Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 2021. described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING FIRMS Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of the Penal Code and provisions of the of Brentwood (“City”) that proposals will Civil Code. Premier Self Storage, 2150 Main be received no later than Tuesday, SepStreet, Oakley, CA 94561. The undersigned tember 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. City invites will sell at public sale by competitive bid- qualified environmental consulting firms to ding on or after September 24th, 2021, at submit proposals Environmental Services 9:00 am using an online auction at www. for the Vineyards at Marsh Creek - Event storagetreasures.com Center/Amphitheater, CIP Project No. 337Property to be sold as follows: misc. house- 37231, and Lone Tree Way Improvements, hold goods, personal items, furniture, located in Brentwood, California. To obtain clothing, toys, and or business fixtures an electronic copy of the RFP (via email) at

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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. Date: 08/30/2021 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp. com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 09/24/2021 CPP351343 Oakley Press No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 03-0477 86518 Publish Dates: September T.S. No. 17-20351-SP-CA Title No. 10, 17, 24, 2021. 170393427-CA-VOI A.P.N. 041-170-051-1 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED TS No. CA-18-840108-JB Order No.: 03/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO 8744391 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/7/2017. UNLESS AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLA- YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPNATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEED- ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. ING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NALAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest TURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public made payable to National Default Servicing auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, Corporation), drawn on a state or national cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal bank, check drawn by state or federal credit credit union, or a check drawn by a state or union, or a check drawn by a state or fedfederal savings and loan association, sav- eral savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified ings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee as be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale shown below, of all right, title, and interest will be made, but without covenant or warconveyed to and now held by the trustee ranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, in the hereinafter described property under possession, or encumbrances, to pay the reand pursuant to a Deed of Trust described maining principal sum of the note(s) secured below. The sale will be made in an “as is” by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late condition, but without covenant or war- charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), ranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, advances, under the terms of the Deed of possession, or encumbrances, to pay the re- Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and maining principal sum of the note(s) secured expenses of the Trustee for the total amount by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late (at the time of the initial publication of the charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be advances, under the terms of the Deed of set forth below. The amount may be greater Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT expenses of the Trustee for the total amount TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. (at the time of the initial publication of Trustor(s): LATANYA T GINN, UNMARRIED the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated WOMAN. Recorded: 7/11/2017 as Instruto be set forth below. The amount may be ment No. 2017-0122989-00 of Official Regreater on the day of sale. Trustor: Evelyn cords in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA Tolliver, an unmarried woman, as her sole COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: and separate property Duly Appointed 10/13/2021 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the Trustee: National Default Servicing Corpo- north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near ration Recorded 03/28/2006 as Instrument the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, PittsNo. 2006-0093796-00 (or Book, Page) of the burg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance Official Records of Contra Costa County, CA. and other charges: $420,291.87 The purDate of Sale: 10/12/2021 at 9:00 AM Place ported property address is: 149 WILLOWRUN of Sale: Pleasant Hill Community Center, WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No.: Auction.com Room, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant 037-560-031-9 Legal Description: Please be Hill, CA 94523 Estimated amount of unpaid advised that the legal description set forth balance and other charges: $523,545.15 on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal Street Address or other common designa- description of the property secured by the tion of real property: 2120 El Lago Dr Oakley, Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041-170-051-1 The under- made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any FEE SIMPLE TITLE IN AND TO LOT 362 (“PROPincorrectness of the street address or other ERTY”), AS SHOWN ON THE FINAL MAP OF common designation, if any, shown above. SUBDIVISION NO. 9349, EMERSON RANCH If no street address or other common desig- NEIGHBORHOOD 3, FILED FOR RECORD ON nation is shown, directions to the location of JUNE 24, 2015, IN BOOK 524 OF MAPS AT the property may be obtained by sending PAGES 15 THROUGH 23, INCLUSIVE, IN THE a written request to the beneficiary within OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE COUNTY OF CON10 days of the date of first publication of TRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA (“MAP”). this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable EXCEPTING THEREFROM, ALL OIL, GAS, GEOto convey title for any reason, the successful THERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASbidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be PHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, the successful bidder shall have no further SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY recourse. The requirements of California Civil PORTION OF THE LANDS HEREINAFTER DECode Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were SCRIBED LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED fulfilled when the Notice of Default was FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL you are considering bidding on this property FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, lien, you should understand that there are OIL, CASINGHEAD, GAS ASPHALTUM AND risks involved in bidding at a trustee auc- OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS tion. You will be bidding on a lien, not on LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE the property itself. Placing the highest bid HUNDRED FEET(500’) BELOW THE SURFACE at a trustee auction does not automatically THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT entitle you to free and clear ownership of the LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, property. You should also be aware that the BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS If you are the highest bidder at the auction, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE you are or may be responsible for paying off HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE all liens senior to the lien being auctioned BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. NOTICE TO off, before you can receive clear title to the POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering property. You are encouraged to investigate bidding on this property lien, you should unthe existence, priority, and size of outstand- derstand that there are risks involved in biding liens that may exist on this property by ding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding contacting the county recorder’s office or on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing a title insurance company, either of which the highest bid at a trustee auction does not may charge you a fee for this information. automatically entitle you to free and clear If you consult either of these resources, you ownership of the property. You should also should be aware that the same lender may be aware that the lien being auctioned off hold more than one mortgage or deed of may be a junior lien. If you are the highest trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY bidder at the auction, you are or may be OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice responsible for paying off all liens senior to of sale may be postponed one or more times the lien being auctioned off, before you can by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or receive clear title to the property. You are a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the encouraged to investigate the existence, California Civil Code. The law requires that priority, and size of outstanding liens that information about trustee sale postpone- may exist on this property by contacting the ments be made available to you and to the county recorder’s office or a title insurance public, as a courtesy to those not present company, either of which may charge you a at the sale. If you wish to learn whether fee for this information. If you consult either your sale date has been postponed, and, if of these resources, you should be aware that applicable, the rescheduled time and date the same lender may hold more than one for the sale of this property, you may call mortgage or deed of trust on the property. or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date com/sales, using the file number assigned shown on this notice of sale may be postto this case 17-20351-SP-CA. Information poned one or more times by the mortgagee, about postponements that are very short beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to

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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 916-939-0772 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-18-840108JB. 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 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-840108-JB to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-840108-JB IDSPub #0174790 9/10/2021 9/17/2021 9/24/2021. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86494 Publish Dates: September 10, 17, 24, 2021.

located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $236,210.56 The purported property address is: 1420 ASHWOOD DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 035-425-038 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 800280-2832 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-19-871167-SH. 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-19-871167-SH 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 South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-871167-SH IDSPub #0174646 9/3/2021 9/10/2021 9/17/2021 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 86454 Publish Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 2021.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-871167-SH Order No.: 191151619-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): DAVID L KNISS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/18/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0135097-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/26/2021 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center,

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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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Ruby Perez, An Unmarried Woman Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 10/19/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0400594-00 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of CONTRA COSTA County, CA. Date of Sale: 10/04/2021 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 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $851,214.76 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 220 RAYE AVENUE OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033-040-035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 14-20498-SP-CA. 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. Date: 08/27/2021 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales T.S. No. 14-20498-SP-CA Title No. Representative 09/10/2021, 09/17/2021, 1619853 A.P.N. 033-040-035 NOTICE OF 09/24/2021 CPP351316 Oakley Press No. TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UN- 03-0477 86517 Publish Dates: September DER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/07/2005. 10, 17, 24, 2021.


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lected candidates or influence an election outcome. Attorney Kevin Shenkman sent the city a letter threatening legal action if it did not voluntarily change its at-large election system. Shenkman represents the nonprofit Southwest Voter Registration Education Project — the nation’s largest and oldest nonpartisan Latino voter participation organization — which he says includes Oakley residents. “As of the 2010 census, Oakley had a population of 35,432,” said Shenkman. “This data shows that Latinos comprise 35% of the city’s population as of 2010, and likely a greater proportion today. However, Latinos have never been represented on the Oakley City Council in that proportion.…The contrast between the significant Latino proportion of the electorate and the historical underrepresentation of Latinos to be elected to the Oakley City Council is outwardly disturbing and fundamentally hostile towards participation from members of this protected class.” Shenkman specifically highlighted Latino candidate Dezi Pina’s failed 2016 and 2018 council election attempts, despite receiving significant support from the city’s Latino community. “These elections evidence vote dilution, which is directly attributable to the city’s unlawful at-large election system,” Shenkman’s letter states. Several other state entities, including the nearby cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Concord and Martinez, have voluntarily shifted from at-large to district-based elec-

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tion systems after facing similar demands. Fighting the demands to change can be costly, Oakley City Attorney Derek Cole has said. The city of Santa Monica has spent upwards of $10 million in its challenge fighting similar demands, and the city of Santa Clara spent around $3.3 million in its unsuccessful bid to resist change. I n contrast, voluntarily c o nv e r t i n g to a districtbased system is expected to cost the city up to an estimated $50,000 in demographer and potentially other consultant fees. An additional $33,000 could be paid to reimburse the plaintiff for its documented attorney’s fees and costs, a state-driven cap aimed at giving cities a safe harbor from CVRA litigation. “Our chances of winning (a challenge in court) are pretty slim, so we kind of have a gun held to our head,” said Councilmember Aaron Meadows earlier this year. Councilmember Anissa Williams said she believes the switch will benefit city residents. “I believe in it, I think it gets people

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galvanized behind a candidate,” Williams said. The council recently held the first of several planned public meetings to carry out the process of dividing the city’s election map into four or five councilapproved areas, with future candidates elected by and representing the districts in which they live. The council hasn’t decided if the fifth council seat will be reserved for an at-large-elected mayor or a fifth district-based councilmember, which would relegate the mayor position to a rotation of councilmembers. Regardless, current councilmembers will serve out their terms, meaning Mayor Sue Higgins and Vice Mayor Randy Pope will be in office until at least 2022, with councilmembers Aaron Meadows, George Fuller and Williams retaining their s e a t s until at least 2024. Karin Mac Donald, principal consultant at Q2 Data & Research, who is guiding the city’s transition process, said it’s imperative that Oakley residents get involved in helping the council shape its future districts. “(Oakley residents) should participate, because you want to give your community a voice and make sure it has an equal access to the political process,” she said. The creation of the districts must

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ence and what can be learned from the attacks. He said despite the passage of two decades, he feels there is still much to be learned from the mistakes of the past. “More than anything, I am feeling a lot of disappointment that we haven’t learned a whole lot more of what we should have learned from Sept. 11,” said Hingson. “Why did that attack happen? Well, it happened because we totally mis-assessed, didn’t understand, and didn’t seem to have a whole lot of interest in people across the world from us who are different than us, who have different beliefs than us, and by ignoring them, they got away with murder, literally. Nineteen people brought the world to its knees . . . I’m very disappointed that people haven’t learned more about working together.” Brandstetter’s other cousin, Victor Wald, did not have the happy ending Hingson did. Wald was married to Brandstetter’s cousin, Becky Wald. Brandstetter said Becky became concerned when Wald did not return home from his job in one of the towers. Brandstetter called her that night to check in and to offer his prayers and good wishes. “Another day went by, and I got this survivor’s story in my email,” recalled Brandstetter. “It was written by a guy named Adam and it was his story of how he survived the events at the World Trade Center . . . he was in the stairwell and came upon this guy named Victor, and it sent chills up my spine.”

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the right place for me,” he said in a 2020 interview with The Press. “The city felt vibrant. It felt alive. I loved all the greenery. I loved how open it was. It gave me that Mayberry feel.”

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Lights shine where the World Trade Center towers once stood. Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Brandstetter said Adam’s email described Victor as heavyset and out of breath, a description that matched Wald. Brandstetter sent the email to Becky’s brother, who then forwarded it to her. Becky read the email and began searching for Adam. “She tracked Adam down and went to his door and showed him a picture of her husband, Victor, and asked, ‘Is this the man?’ and Adam said it was,” said Brandstetter.

Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery at that time said that Capelletti was an ideal candidate for the job. “Throughout the hiring process, we were looking primarily for an experienced candidate who we knew would care for

factor in a series of required elements, including that each should contain nearly the same number of people (based on 2020 census figures); be contiguous; follow visible features and boundaries when possible; and respect communities of interest as much as practicable. “Communities of interest” are defined as defined geographic locations that share a common bond or interest. Examples include subdivisions or sections of a city, such as downtown. “The idea is, we don’t want to break up those communities,” said Cole. “Where possible, we like to preserve communities of interest.” The city encourages residents to offer input on defined communities of interest by attending the next scheduled meeting, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28, or through email or regular mail. More information is available at https://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/communities-of-interest/. The council is expected to collect input and begin to provide direction toward the formation of prospective districts at the Sept. 28 meeting. Draft district maps will eventually be posted online for public feedback on Oct. 12, with two additional public meetings after that date dedicated to refining the designs, before the council approves a finalized map. The process is expected to wrap up by the end of the year. For more information on the process, including how to submit suggested communities of interest, visit https://www. ci.oakley.ca.us/districting/ To comment, visit www.thepress.net

“She had two young daughters, so this helped them know Victor was in the building, and months later, they found his body in that stairwell on Thanksgiving morning. So on Thanksgiving, the good Lord sent that to Rebeca so she could live in peace.” Brandstetter said he did his best to help Becky after her husband’s death. He became close with one of Wald’s daughters, flying out that year to attend her Bat Mitzvah, and later, her wedding. Brandstetter also visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, and said he was moved to see Wald’s name on the memorial. As the survivors and descendants of the victims of the 9/11 attacks prepare for a landmark anniversary, Hingson said he is filled with many feelings, including gratitude. “I’m sad about what happened on Sept. 11,” he said. “But the other side of it is people ask if I feel survivor’s guilt . . . My answer is no, I don’t. I didn’t have control over whether I survived or not. I think the fact of the matter is I was given the opportunity to live, and it isn’t a question of whether I should be sad because I didn’t die and other people did. The real question is what I’m going to do with my life. I think that is what should be true of anyone who experiences an unexpected life change. You were able to survive it, so what are you going to do now that you have whatever you learned? What can you do to move forward? For me, it also means what can you do to help other people move forward.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

the City of Oakley just like we do,” said Montgomery, now the city of Indio’s city manager. “Chief Capelletti brings great energy and passion for the law enforcement profession and is very skilled in working at building relationships of trust,

which is especially important in these unique and challenging times. I know Chief Capelletti will fully devote himself to the protection and service of the people of Oakley.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net


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