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Dog Days of Summer

Sid Craig, Gary and Sharon Cardiff, Fred and Linda Williamson, Artists Karen and Tony Barone. Lisette Haigler and Mitch Blumberg. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause UCR Palm Desert held a Dog Days of Summer, art show opening reception on July 19th. The event was held at Building 8, and if you have never been there, you are in for some real surprises as it has many features. There were 148 pieces of Art shown by 42 artists. UCR holds many

art shows during the year, and this art show was about animals. Many people did RSVP, but there were a lot of people that just came. Each guest was asked to bring food for a dog or a cat. The donated pet foods went to the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Pet Food Bank. Over 350 people came to inspect

NBC PS-News Staff A heat wave will grip the Inland Empire this week, pushing the mercury into the triple digits and an abundance of monsoonal moisture may generate isolated thunderstorms in some areas, forecasters said Monday. A high-pressure system expanding over the southwest region will bring warmer temperatures throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service. The system will also bring a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms Monday afternoon in the Riverside County mountains, NWS meteorologist Dan Gregoria said.

There will be greater chance of thunderstorms in the county mountains and the Coachella Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, Gregoria said. Flash flooding is also possible in those areas Tuesday and Wednesday, he said. High temperatures Monday are expected to reach 98 degrees in Riverside, 108 in Palm Springs, 97 in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and 93 in Temecula. Temperatures will rise a few degrees Tuesday, then remain around the same for the rest of the week, forecasters said. Source: NBC Palm Springs

and maybe purchase the Art. This was a pet lovers paradise of Art. The event featured several works by Animalatarians Humanitarians, Karen, and Tony Barone along with many local and California professional artists. The Barones brought their, Haves and Have Nots, collection. There was

almost every medium of art imaginable. Oils, acrylics, inks, photography, sculptures, and more. The upper level housed a cat and dog art area. Even fish were portrayed in art, birds, and butterflies and others that you do not usually consider animals. Some of the artists were Sherry Molton, Paula and

Christina Acosta, Jessica Fan, Joan Ryan, Diane Morgan, Robert Bell & Tory Cruz. Jenny Sanders brought inks on rice paper, Sunny Patton, watercolors, Abstract Art by Marconi Colindas, Terry Hastings brought sculptures made out of popsicle sticks. I Continues on Page 2

High Heat, Thunderstorms Possible This Week In Riverside County


Tips to Take Great Pet Pics By Desert Star Staff Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras. Check out these tips and tricks for getting your fur baby to sit for the camera and look picture perfect, from e-tailer Zulily, creative photographer, Taylor Graham: • After choosing a great location for your shoot, give your pet a few minutes to get comfortable with the new setting. • If you’re shooting outside, situate your pet in a shaded area. Direct sunlight can make your pet look greasy, and distracting shadows can obscure important features. A flat, overcast day makes for the most flattering pet photos. • Get low to your pet’s level and frame the face tightly, focusing on eyes for maximum impact. Remember to photograph the most endearing parts of your pet. Often overlooked, paws and ears can be some of the most expressive and adorable

features of your furry friend. • Treats and squeaky toys are a given for getting pets to focus, but make sure you’re using them to your advantage. Hold the toy or treat as close to the lens as possible. This will get your pet’s gaze right where you want it to be. For capturing selfies, try the Sniff & Snap, a debut phone accessory which snaps onto the back of any mobile phone and features a slobber- and dishwashersafe compartment for your pet’s favorite treat -- making it easier to attract a dog, cat or any pet’s attention through the power of smell long enough for totally Insta-worthy portraits. Available for only $7.99 on Zulily, the online retailer also invites pet parents to tag @ zulily and share their #smelfie. • Most cameras and camera phones have a “burst mode” that takes many pictures in a row. Later you can select the perfect frame. • Don’t just pose your dog against a white wall. Add flair with accessories that fit your pet’s personality. For unique pet products at great prices, shop apps like Zulily. To celebrate the “dog days of summer” in

August, the app launches twomonth long sales (breaking from its traditional 72-hour sales) for pet parents that will help you capture lasting memories of your pooch. In addition to the Sniff & Snap phone accessory, are exclusive sets of day-in-thelife dog accessories curated in five distinct dog personality types, including: the Hiking Hound, the Pampered Pup, the Glamour Pooch, the Hipster Hound and the Dapper Dog.

For only $29.99, these exclusive sets represent some of the best deals in retail, and include a special treat (from Bark Brew to Dog Champagne), stylish accessories (from bandanas to bowties), feeding musthaves (like zippered travel or millennial pink bowls), engaging toys (pineapples, avocados, hiking boots) and pampering products (from sunscreen to hydrating butter to cologne). • With easy-to-use

smartphone apps like VSCO and Photoshop: Express, you can adjust brightness, color and sharpness to bring a professional quality to images in seconds. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can take better pet snapshots, and what better way to celebrate the dog days of summer than by capturing some amazing memories of your furry friend? StatePoint

cause toxins to accumulate in your body,” Dr. An says. “Avoid these groups: red meat, gluten, refined sugar, processed food, alcohol, and caffeine.” Be careful with household products. Household cleaners, soaps, and beauty products all can contain harmful toxins that are absorbed through the skin. “Choose these products carefully,” Dr. An says, “and always make sure you know what’s in them. Some many great natural cleaners and products can help reduce the toxins your skin and body are exposed to.” Drink plenty of water. “Water has a multitude of benefits for your body, skin, and organs,” she says. “Drinking enough water is extremely important in getting rid of toxins in the body. It helps boost metabolism and can

flush out the harmful materials that have built up in your body.” Add plenty of dietary fiber and antioxidants to your diet. Eating foods with plenty of fiber, such as organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, will help your body move the toxins out. “Antioxidants help to fight free radicals and help to remove harmful materials further,” Dr. An says. Sweat it out. Sweating is a very effective way for the body to get rid of toxins. “Achieving this through exercise also keeps your organs and systems working properly, which plays a key role in releasing toxins,” Dr. An says. “Aside from exercising, hopping into a sauna or hot bath can help, too.” “Removing toxins is key to living a healthy life,” Dr. An says. “Just like many

of us do in our homes by procrastinating and getting sloppy, our body stores junk. Get rid of it once and for all.”

Don’t Let Your Body Be A Bummer

This Summer; 5 Tips To Detoxify By Desert Star Staff As summer winds down, some people who ditched their New Year’s weight-loss resolutions may re-dedicate themselves to looking good. Even more important, though, is what we put in our bodies. What we eat and drink not only impacts how we look, but how we feel. And to correctly set the tone for the inner body and good overall health, it’s vital to get the bad stuff – toxins – out, and keep them out, says Dr. Suhyun An (www. drsuhyunan.com), an expert on regenerative medicine and co-author of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach to Regenerative Medicine. “People may want to

look good, but being truly healthy on the inside is a yearround commitment,” Dr. An says. “And you need to start by detoxifying the body. “Toxins can severely affect every part of the body. They’re in tons of every-day products. Being aware of them and avoiding them is essential to good health.” Dr. An provides five tips for cleaning out the toxins in your body: Reduce the toxins you’re taking in. The first step to cleaning out toxins in your body is to cut back – or eliminate – things you put into your body that contain them. “When something is hard for the body to digest, it can slow down your metabolism and

About Dr. Suhyun An, DC, MSN, NP-C Dr. Suhyun An (www. drsuhyunan.com) is the clinic director at Campbell Medical Group in Houston and an expert on regenerative medicine. She is the coauthor of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach To Regenerative Medicine and travels the nation speaking on those topics. Dr. An received a BS in Biochemistry, and Biophysical Science from the University of Houston graduated cum laude from Parker College of Chiropractic and got her master’s in nursing science from Samford University.

Dog Days of Summer Continued from Page 1 think there was every piece of Art for someone’s taste. Most of the artworks were for sale. I saw only a few pieces that were not. Sasha Middleton is a volunteer photographer for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, and she brought a few photos of cats and dogs that were up for adoption. UCR Palm Desert furnished

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the wines and foods for the reception. Terry Hastings from UCR was the curator the event. The walls were filled with an array of different kinds of Art on both levels. This show will run until August 24th. People will be looking for the next art show in Sept. I was told they hold a different art show every 2 months, so it is always something to look forward to.

UCR Curator Terry Hastings and Carole Hatcher. Photo by Pat Krause July 24, 2019

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Cyber Crime – the World’s $6 Trillion Costs

By Janice Gough In an increasingly digital world, small businesses mustn’t get left behind when fending off cyber threats. While a recent study by Forbes Insights and The Hanover shows that 94% of most small business owners recognize they are exposed to cyber-attacks. However, only 20 percent feel adequately insured against cyber risks. This “coverage gap” is primarily driven by the challenges that businesses face when valuing their or other’s digital assets. And what makes them potential targets of a cyber breach in the first place.

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Assessing Digital Risks Helping businesses understand they are big enough to be a target. And recognize they have ample digital assets of value to a cyber attacker is a critical first step. A second crucial step is for independent agents to guide business owners through the complexities of a cyber risk analysis so they can identify high-risk areas in their operations. Often, business owners conclude that they do not have any personally identifiable information in their systems, and their analysis stops there. Unfortunately, when it comes to small commercial insurance, and especially cyber, it is more complicated than that. The following are five key questions agents can ask to determine their customers’ most significant cyber risks: • Does your business have digital assets? Without knowing what your business is trying to protect, it is challenging to design a risk mitigation program. Small companies can have many digital assets, including design or manufacturing specs, their own or customers’ personal information, and mergers and acquisitions activity. • Do you know where those assets are located? Understanding where and how assets are stored is critical in determining what kind of coverage is needed to protect them. This can include on-site systems, cloud backups, historical hard copy information, data entrusted to

third parties (e.g., employee data managed by an HR suite or compensation management software provider) and more. • How does your business value those assets? Are you in a “high-trust” field (e.g., doctors, lawyers, etc.) where a cyber-attack would reduce consumer confidence? Reputation management is a crucial consideration in designing cyber insurance coverage plans. For more industrial or manufacturingbased clients, questions related to the importance of the digital assets include: “Would a shutdown cause the business to miss key deliverable dates?” and, “Could the data be easily recreated?” • Does your business have access to a third party’s system? Your clients may not store valuable assets themselves but could be targeted due to their access to larger, more data-rich organizations with which they have business relationships. • How long, or in what capacity, could you run operations if the pointof-sale or other systems were taken off-line? Some attacks are indiscriminate and cast large nets. An unknowing employee could erroneously click on a malware link in an email that results in files or systems being “locked.” Having coverage to mitigate risks associated with human error or employee negligence cannot be overstated for most businesses, especially those relying heavily

on point-of-sale, manufacturing, or other systems. Customizing Coverage Once digital asset risks are identified, the final step in a cyber risk analysis is determining which cyber insurance fits your needs. Cyber insurance can provide coverage for first- and thirdparty risks. This adds a level of complexity for businesses evaluating their needs. With almost every industry relying on computers, optimizing policies for coverages and appropriate limits are challenging. It’s critical to consider coverages and limits that address the exposures specific to your class of business. Here are three cyber coverage types to consider, based on needs: 1. Baseline. This coverage often is the best option for clients that do not have substantial exposures and do not require extensive protection. For instance, if a client does not collect vast amounts of personal information and does not have highly automated and connected manufacturing systems. An endorsement could be added to their existing package policy; offering added coverage needed to protect against cyber exposures. Endorsements are generally more straightforward and easier to purchase, as they may not require an underwriting application. Individuals can add this coverage to their homeowner or renter’s policy. 2. Stand-alone. For larger clients or more complex needs, stand-alone cyber coverages

can provide businesses with more comprehensive coverage and greater limits. While these products generally require underwriting applications, the simple process of completing the form is often beneficial for small enterprises, as questions typically involve securityrelated best practices. 3. Coverage continuity. It is also essential to be mindful that some cyber risks may be covered under other lines of insurance coverage. For example, false pretense coverage may be covered under a client’s crime insurance policy. However, it could be still beneficial to obtaining explicit cyber coverage on a cyberspecific policy, depending on the cyber exposures they would like to cover. An independent agent can help small business owners evaluate cyber insurance exposures and needs. As they will consider all available lines (cyber, package, crime, management liability, and more) to ensure your small businesses’ needs are addressed. By placing all coverages with a single carrier, the potential for coverage friction is minimized. Janice Gough is a Financial Advisor located at 125 E. Tahquitz, Palm Springs. She can be reached by calling (760) 251-7724 or (650) 200-8291 and via email at Janice@GoughFinancialSvcs. com. Call us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Scaring Off Volunteers?

other than just posting the minutes. Better communication leads to greater confidence in association governance and a By Kelly G. Clubhouse. Some associations recommendations to managers greater willingness to volunteer. Richardson, seem fraught with conflict and and consultants. Directors Major Projects. It is difficult Esq. CCAL low standards of behavior. Few should be continually trained on to find volunteers during a major Filling open are interested in joining a board these important protections. renovation or repair, governing HOA board seats in which members display open El Jefe. A president document overhaul, or even is a vexing and hostility toward each other, or acting as the HOA’s “boss” lawsuit. Find volunteers before discouraging serving an association which misunderstands the shared the major project begins. problem for some associations. seems to be always in litigation. power in nonprofit corporations Huge Board. Some boards However, there may be some Chaotic Meetings. and discourages volunteers. are unnecessarily large for the reasons why neighbors are Disruptive and uncomfortable Who wants to join a board size of the association. For not interesting in serving. meetings filled with hostility where their contribution is example, does a 25-member Could any of the below between directors and the apparently unnecessary association need 5 directors, describe your association? audience will repel most and where their views 20% of the membership? A Volunteer Managers. volunteers. Many prospective seem unimportant? If the 3-member board may be Do directors spend many volunteers will decide that life is president plays the dictator, adequate and much easier to hours each week on HOA too short to deal with unpleasant and disrespects opposing fill. Changing the size of the business, inspecting the people and will avoid meetings viewpoints, don’t be surprised board to a more appropriate property, observing vendors, and not volunteer. Elevate at the short list of applicants number probably will require and otherwise dealing with professionalism and civility in for board seats. Homeowner a membership vote to amend the HOA’s daily matters? The board meetings, and consider associations act through the the association bylaws. well-intentioned sacrifice of so adopting board meeting rules board, not the president. Adjust, and get much time and energy may promoting civility and order. Presidents which inhibit those seats filled! deter others from board service. Fear of Liability. Volunteer reasonable discussion and make Some neighbors may be retired directors should not fear decisions without board votes Kelly G. Richardson CCAL or have the energy to spend liability, even while making are disrespecting the role of the is a Fellow of the College 20-30 hours each week on important association other directors. HOA presidents of Community Association association matters, but many decisions. The Business should be leaders and not Lawyers and Principal of don’t – and they are frightened Judgment Rule, corporate bosses of their associations. Richardson Ober PC, a of that level of commitment. Let process, and directors and Ignorance is Not Bliss. California law firm known the manager manage, or hire a officers errors and omissions Some associations suffer from for community association better one. If the association insurance provide protections poor member participation advice. Send questions does not have a manager, hire to volunteer directors. Stay because members have no idea to Kelly@richardsonober. one. People need to know within those protections what their board is doing. Find com. Past columns at www. they are not signing up to be and within the director’s additional methods to keep your HOAHomefront.com. All free association co-managers. role - directing –making neighbors informed about the rights reserved®. Fire and Brimstone in the decisions. Leave actions and goings-on in their association July 24, 2019

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More Killer Heat in Store for VA’s Future

Senior Climate Scientist Astrid Caldas says temperatures in the state will climb even higher. “Historically, there has been just one day across the state, on average per year, with a heat index above 105,” she states. “But that would increase to 17 days per year on average by mid-century, and 41 by century’s end.” The Southeast is expected to have the most drastic growth in extreme heat days nationwide, the report says. In Virginia, cities with higher populations – Fredericksburg, Richmond and Williamsburg – will Without action, higher temperatures will affect more Americans than ever in the decades ahead, according experience these hotter days more often than to a new report on climate change by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Adobe Stock) the rest of the state. Children, older adults By Desert Star Staff doesn’t do something degrees Fahrenheit, which is and people with medical RICHMOND, Va. – about climate change, considered “extreme heat.” conditions have higher risks Virginia and other parts of according to a new report. Its report says climate of heat-related illnesses and the United States will have The Union of Concerned change would boost that deaths. Heat exhaustion a lot more killer heat waves Scientists says Virginia usually number to 75 days a can cause dizziness, nausea like the one that started has 31 days a year on average year on average by the and fainting, and lead to this weekend if the nation with a heat index above 90 middle of the century.

heat stroke, which is fatal. The report says people in outdoor jobs such as farmhands and construction workers will suffer most, in part because the heat also affects their paychecks and productivity. Caldas says more attention is needed to this growing threat. “Extreme heat kills about 600 people every year in the United States and, as it has been increasing lately because of global warming, it’s something that we should take really seriously,” she states. The report recommends the U.S. radically reduce its heat-trapping emissions and invest in low-carbon energy sources to avoid the rise in extreme heat. The Union of Concerned Scientists also is calling on public health systems to ramp up their responses to heat risks.

By Desert Star Staff As an extreme heatwave hits the US, locals are being asked to look after their older neighbors, activists try to save inmates from baking in prisons, and authorities hurry to take the homeless off the sizzling streets. The extreme temperatures, reaching as high as 95F (35C), have been plaguing large parts of the US from the Midwest to the East Coast over the past few days. At least six deaths have already been blamed on the extreme heatwave – four in Maryland and one each in Arizona and Arkansas. In some places, thermometers have hit triple digits, prompting the authorities and meteorological services to release numerous advisories on how to stay cool, open dedicated cooling centers and hold water parties of all sorts. The town of Braintree, Massachusetts, for example, is urging the populace to

deprived of air conditioning, shelter, and readily available water. Relief groups and authorities have been trying to check up on the homeless and provide them with some means to fend off the heat. In Indianapolis, police have spent hours distributing cold water to the homeless and directing them to shelters.

Extreme heatwave across US prompts concerns “stay cool and hydrated” and to check on elderly neighbors – while the town’s police department is telling aspiring criminals about the dangers of committing crimes in the extreme heat. “Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,” it said in a tonguein-cheek Facebook post. It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous. It’s sound advice, too, considering that accomplished criminals possibly have it even worse in the country’s prisons. In New York, advocacy groups sounded the alarm over the lack of air conditioning and summer clothes at Rikers Island Prison and say the guards there have punished inmates for their attempts to stay cool.

Rikers inmates have died due to overheating before. In 2014, a prisoner “basically baked to death” in his cell due to malfunctioning heating equipment. The authorities have apparently heard the activists. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that proper clothing has been issued, and units

without air conditioning have been provided with “fans, ice, water, and access to multiple cool showers.” But Rikers is just one example, and numerous prisons across the states remain without functional air conditioning. Another vulnerable group, the homeless, have been plagued by the heat as well,

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Young Climate Debate Supporters Turning Up Heat

she states. “It’s also related to immigration, where there will be influx of climate refugees if we can’t solve this crisis.” The second round of Democratic Party primary debates is taking place July 30 and 31 in Detroit. The Sunrise Movement plans to send about 1,000 members to the city to rally for climate action. On Aug. 22, the DNC will consider a resolution on a climate debate at its national meeting in San Francisco. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the earliest proponent of a climate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. (Inter- debate and has rallied 14 of the Democratic Party national Institute for Sustainable Development/Flickr) challengers to support it. Washington State By Desert Star Staff debate, saying they would for the Sunrise Movement, Democratic Party chair Tina SEATTLE – Young people have to hold other single a nationwide youth-led Podlodowski drafted the are leading the growing issue contests as well. group fighting for action resolution, which also gained calls for the Democratic But supporters reject on climate change. signatures from eight other National Committee to this claim, saying climate “The climate crisis itself is allow a presidential primary change actually encompasses already affecting and it touches state chairs. She says the complicated issue isn’t easy to debate on climate change. many other issues. on racial justice, economic DNC officials so far have Victoria Hsieh is the justice, in some ways, it could address in short soundbites. “It has a fundamental resisted the stand-alone hub coordinator in Seattle be a national security issue,”

impact on America today and for America’s future and, frankly, for the future of all of us, and the current debate stage and schedule, the way that it’s set up, really doesn’t lend itself to a robust conversation,” she stresses. Podlodowski acknowledges young people’s passion for reacting to climate change, too. She says for her two sons, who are in their early 20s, this is the most important issue of the election. “They’re really proud of me as their mom for doing this work,” she states. “For once, I’m the cool mom on the block because I’m actually doing something that they and all of their friends are excited about hearing from their leaders.” Disclosure: Kaiser Health Plan of Washington Project contributes to our fund for reporting on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Health Issues, Hunger/Food/ Nutrition, Senior Issues.

New Legislation Aims to Save At-Risk Species in US

By Desert Star Staff LANSING, Mich. — A new bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., would put almost $1.4 billion a year toward pulling at-risk animal and plant species back from the brink – with about $27 million of that for Michigan. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would allow states and tribes to better implement their wildlife action plans to help save 12,000 species of concern, mostly by preserving habitat. It has bipartisan support, and Rep. Dingell said now is the time to act. “Do you know that one-third of all our wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction? And if we don’t start to work now, it’s going to be gone,” Dingell said. “I know this sounds corny, but can you imagine us without the monarch butterfly?” Habitat restoration is key, so states are now planting more milkweed, the monarch

butterfly’s favorite food, arguing this is far less expensive than the restrictions and lawsuits that would result if the butterfly has to be put on the endangered species list. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, noted 304 species in Michigan are considered to be of greatest conservation need. “The best way to save these species, frankly, is to invest in proactive conservation now, before they reach a crisis point trying to bring them back,” O’Mara said. “The ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Amy Derosier, planning and adaptation section supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said the state has already made significant progress with species like the peregrine falcon, trumpeter swan and the Kirtland’s warbler. “And the Kirtland’s Warbler,

NBC News Staff A magnitude 4.2 earthquake that shook the California desert Monday morning was centered about 10 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Riverside County, just south of the San Bernardino County line, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 9:26 a.m. temblor, which was initially reported at a magnitude of 4.4 before being downgraded to a 4.2 by the USGS, was widely felt throughout the Coachella

Valley and south-central San Bernardino County. Twentynine Palms is about 180 miles south of Ridgecrest, where magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes struck backto-back on July 4 and 5. A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded in the Ridgecrest area, about 16 miles south of the community of Trona, at 9:31 a.m. — five minutes after the Twentynine Palms quake. NBC Palm Springs

The Poweshiek Skipperling butterfly is found in only six places in the world – and four of them are in Michigan. New legislation in Congress would help preserve remaining habitat. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) they were one of the first species to be on the federal Endangered Species Act, and they’re getting close to coming off of that list,” Derosier said. “So, when we work together and when we put resources, we really can move the needle

and really see a difference.” Derosier said programs to improve water quality would go a long way toward saving many at-risk species of fish, mussels and birds. It also would bolster the state’s outdoor economy, which generates

more than $11 billion a year. Disclosure: National Wildlife Federation contributes to our fund for reporting on Climate Change/Air Quality, Endangered Species & Wildlife, Energy Policy, Water.

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CA English-Learner Programs to Get $10 Million in Current Budget

By Desert Star Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One in four public-school students in California is an English learner, and now programs to help them become more fluent will receive funding to the tune of $10 million. The Newsom administration has agreed to add those funds to the current budget - and lawmakers will then hold until next year a bill that would fund bilingual programs going forward. Efrain Mercado, who is part of the state’s Dual Instruction Transition Team and is director of education for the nonprofit Children Now, said the money would be used to implement Prop 58, the Global Education Initiative, which was a reversal of the Prop 227 English-only approach from the 1990s. “We used to think that

students had to have Englishonly instruction in their main classrooms and then they would be pulled out for special sheltered classes,” Mercado said. “Today, it’s much more integrated.” There are 1.4 million English learners in the Golden State public school system. California students speak more than 60 native languages, and 60% of children younger than age five were born into homes where English is a second language. Mercado said in the 1980s and 1990s, the English as a Second Language programs made students feel like their first language was devalued, whereas the current curriculum celebrates diversity. “Now it’s respecting that home language; having that home language be an asset as opposed to a detriment, use

California schools serve 1.4 million students who are English-language learners every year. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock) that as a bridge to learning English,” he explained. Mercado said he hopes the program will improve the graduation rate for English

learners, which stands at just under 71%, compared with 85.1% in the general student population. Disclosure: Children Now/

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year, whether that means joining an existing club or taking on a totally new project. You can get inspired by Ian McKenna, winner of the 2018 G2 Overachievers Student Grant, which recognizes young scholars (age 13-19, in middle or high school) who are making a real difference in others’ lives in and outside of the classroom. A native of Austin, Texas, 14-year-old McKenna was inspired to help

feed his hungry classmates during winter break and founded Ian’s Giving Garden, a series of community gardens that donates 100 percent of their crops to hungry families. To-date, McKenna’s charity has helped feed over 700 families by growing and donating an estimated 18,300 pounds of fresh produce. McKenna’s inspiring story was selected by Chopra Jonas from a pool of highly qualified nominees. Together with Pilot, she’ll award McKenna and his school a combined $15,000 grant. He plans to use his $12,500 portion for college tuition, to gain the skills needed to make an even greater impact on social issues like hunger. The remaining $2,500 will go to his school to help continue fostering overachievement among its students. Do you know someone going above and beyond their daily responsibilities to better their community? Whether they’re a student or adult, visit G2Overachievers.com to learn more and submit a handwritten nomination. Tip 3: Be prepared: Overachievers of all ages

know that you have to have the right tools on-hand so that you’re always prepared when inspiration strikes. Whether you’re taking notes in class, outlining a science experiment or planning a fundraiser for an afterschool club, the right pen in your hand can make all the difference. A preferred pen of overachievers, the G2 gel ink pen by Pilot is smooth-writing, long-lasting and the number one selling pen in America. Its smaller counterpart, the G2 Mini, offers the same smoothwriting ink and comfortable grip of full-sized G2s in 10 great color options, and funds the G2 Overachievers Student Grant. Tip 4: Try something new: Make this the year you step outside your comfort zone and try something totally new to you. Audition for the school play. Join or start a new club. You never know where a hidden talent lies and there’s only one way to find out. When taking on new challenges this school year, no matter your goals, remember that with smart planning, perseverance and the best tools, you too can be an overachiever. StatePoint

This would translate into a $1 trillion budget deficit by 2020, on top of a national debt of $22 trillion already. Though Trump has campaigned as a fiscal hawk, he seems to have dropped that position since. He is arguing that he should not be judged more harshly than his predecessor Barack Obama, who added nearly $10 trillion to the debt between 2009 and 2017. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and

that it gave up any leverage against Trump in Congress while setting up a potential budget battle for a hypothetical Senate Minority Leader Democrat president, should Chuck Schumer (D-New one of their candidates manage York) released a statement to defeat Trump in 2020. focusing on what they said The Democrat-dominated Democrats achieved with the House of Representatives deal: ending the sequester has to approve the deal (passed in 2013 under the before it adjourns for summer Obama administration) recess on July 26, and the spending cuts, getting $10 Senate can then pass it the billion more for non-military following week. Without this spending over the next two agreement, the US Treasury years, and preventing a default. Department estimated it was Quite a few Democrats risking default before Congress were baffled by the returned from summer development. However, arguing recess on September 9.

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How to Take on the New School Year Like the Ultimate Overachiever

Ian McKenna, Pilot Pen 2018 G2 Overachievers Student Grant Winner. By Desert Star Staff A new school year is a clean slate. How are you going to make your mark? To help students everywhere gear up for a successful school year, celebrated actor, author, humanitarian and G2 Overachiever, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is sharing tips for making more happen. Tip 1: Set specific goals: Writing down goals and

aspirations can get you started on the right note. In a recent survey conducted by Pilot Pen, more than 94 percent of people stated that writing down goals makes you more likely to achieve them, whether that means getting straight As, making your favorite sports team, or making a difference in your community. Tip 2: Get involved: Find something that you are passionate about this school

Trump & Democrats agree to offload US debt issue

By Desert Star Staff Republicans and Democrats have struck a deal on raising the debt ceiling and US government budgets through 2021, lowering the risk of a shutdown or a default and kicking the $22 trillion economic can down the road. President Donald Trump announced the deal in a tweet on Monday, calling it a “real compromise” that contained “no poison pills” and delivered “another big victory” for the

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US military and veterans. The deal would raise the current budget cap by $320 billion over two years – $30 billion less than the Democrats demanded while delivering only half of the $150 billion in savings the Trump administration sought, according to Bloomberg. It also cancels the automatic cuts that would have decreased military spending by $71 billion and domestic expenditures by another $55 billion.

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Do you feel as if you’re on a cross, divided intensely between four ways, standing in the middle wondering which path to venture upon next? There are past issues that need tending and closure before knowing how to proceed. They are being illumined now so look around, assess, ponder, pray for guidance and have the intention to gracefully complete all things unfinished. Then the next page of your life turns.

TAURUS Keep going into the future even though many pressures pull you backward. The new Aquarian realities must be brought forth and each sign as a specific task and responsibility. You being Taurus have the illumination needed to communicate to others the plans and purposes of building the new era. You have a model to construct, things to build, expansions to bring forth, information to share so that all that is good can be salvaged. The God of the waters will help.

GEMINI Truly you are experiencing much duality; a confusing here and there. For balance, stand directly center. So you can see both sides before choosing. So you can observe clearly. So you can understand how to create a triangle of Synthesis. There are two paths outlined for you, yes? Choosing the right path is

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revealed through revelation (symbols). Draw, visualize and ponder upon the following – a seven-pointed star, sixpointed star, five-pointed star, a triangle, the cross and a circle. Place (visualize) yourself at the center of each.

CANCER A duality is being presented to you in terms of your religious or spiritual practices. Perhaps there’s a fusion occurring between what you were taught and what you know or seek now. Perhaps you have found a new spiritual practice. Or maybe your friends don’t participate with you or support what you believe in. Is your communication possibly critical? Careful. You may not realize your tone of impatience. The homeopath Aconite neutralizes impatience (an excess of electrical energy). Stay out of rainstorms.

LEO Tend carefully to finances; ask for assistance if puzzled, embrace the future by banking locally and investing money in tangibles and goods that are practical yet sustaining. Plan on others learning from you. Humans, plants and animals, too. Past memories may appear. It’s good to ask, “Did I love enough?” If not, there’s still time. The saying, “Love is all there is” is real. It’s your mantram. A group offers two suggestions. Relationships fall sideways.

VIRGO

There may be some ongoing self-criticism and resulting heartaches. Previous beliefs and actions may no longer suffice. It’s important to know the critical thoughts are not true. They’re simply old remnants. It’s good to turn toward words of praise creating a journal of selfpraise which then allows your true identity, gifts and abilities to come forth. Praise of all things all around you neutralizes mental and emotional fear, sadness, illusions and distortions.

coming in about work and your professional life. Tend to money carefully. No excess expenditures on baubles or things that shine. Matter all around you is disappearing quickly. The world is changing. You understand its underbelly.

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It’s time for something new in terms of relationships. It’s also time to travel somewhere you’ve been before to assess it with new eyes. Do be aware of how much work you’ve done, how much you do each LIBRA day, where you are today and where you’ve been. In the next Something profound, seven years your usual ways transformative, different of thinking and interpreting will and new will occur in the change into a profoundly new foundations from which you way of assessing the world. live your life. It is from here Your creativity alters too. Some also where change occurs. By of this is already occurring. As autumn you’ll know what these you hover forever at the razor’s are. In the meantime, so much edge, inch closer to the middle has shifted with work and and stay there a while your professional life. Are you feeling somewhat out to sea? CAPRICORN Are you doing what you love to do? Do you know what this is? Money. You stand between Are you thinking about more two themes. You have enough. travel? Tend with care and You don’t have enough. In kindness all relationships. They between is a possible wound. sustain, nourish and fortify you Perhaps you grew up with in all ways you don’t see yet. very little money, with enough money or too much. Either SCORPIO gave you a certain lens concerning money. But here As your home life tumbles and we are today and all around us bobs about here and there the monetary world as we’ve (expansion then wounding known it is changing. Don’t then a sense of dissolving) you fret or be fearful about could feel a bit of sadness and anything. You always have despair along with a sense of what you need. Ponder exhilaration. Both are occurring upon priorities considering along with a shift of friends your creativity. What will you (are you feeling somewhat create now? You always alone?) and new information come to true answers.

AQUARIUS There is and will be a breaking away from your usual ways of being. What’s normal will be upside down for a while. This gives you time to assess who you are, what you value about yourself and how you would like to change. Increased social interactions lead to increased social successes. You are accomplishing life’s tasks on your own, in your own timing and rules. This is good. Finally, you have the freedom to step into your dreams.

PISCES Things feel very complex. And so, you’re in a state of solitude and all your expectations are surfacing, providing information previously not known. Clearly you see that disappointments and sadnesses, those that lead to despair, are/were based upon unrealized hopes, dreams and wishes. These were not incorrect. Now you are aware of them. What you will do next? This question isn’t answerable yet. Keep observing, refining yourself and remain in a state of praise. . Risa D’Angeles is the founder and director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies Research Institute: Risa’s Esoteric Astrology. She can be reached at risagoodwill@gmail.com.

Ontario Airport welcomed nearly 2.6 million passengers in first half of 2019

By Desert Star Staff Ontario, California –Nearly 2.6 million travelers flew in and out of Ontario International Airport (ONT) in the first half of the year, an increase of 6.5% compared to the first six months of last year. According to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), more than 2.4 million were domestic passengers while more than 148,000 were international customers, increases of 4.5% and 57%, respectively. In June, the total number of ONT passengers was more than 477,000, an increase of

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9.6% over June a year ago. The number of domestic travelers grew 9.4% to more than 451,000. International passengers increased 12.6% to more than 26,000. “Ontario airport experienced significant growth in passenger volume during the first six months of the year as airlines initiated new services to major airports in Atlanta, Houston and San Francisco and added flights to existing routes,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the OIAA. Air travelers can now reach 21 major domestic and international destinations

via nonstop commercial service from ONT. “Due to the great work of our staff and support of our community, local control is proving successful for ONT,” said Alan Wapner, OIAA President. “The growth in commercial service is a reflection of the strong demand for air travel in the Inland Empire and the many steps we have taken to provide facilities, amenities and services that appeal to business and leisure travelers, not to mention the positive, hassle-free customer service experience which distinguishes ONT.”

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From January through June, cargo volume was up 3.7% to more than 364,000 tons compared to the same period last year. Cargo

shipments were essentially flat in June, growing 0.7% over the same month in 2018 to nearly 63,000 tons.

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For Film Fun Say SHAZAM! DC Comics first introduced the world to a young teenager with superpowers back in the late 1930s. He is now back in Warner Bros. fun-filled screen adventure “Shazam!” Billy Batson (Asher Angel of TV’s “Andi Mack) is a street smart 14-year-old who has been in many foster homes. The latest is run by a caring couple (Marta Milans of TV’s “Killer Women” and Cooper Andrews of TV’s “The Walking Dead”) who have five other kids in their care. Soon Billy is befriended by Freddie (Jack Dylan Grazer of “It”) who is obsessed with superheroes. But before the main story begins, there is a prologue where we meet two youngsters. One is a boy who desperately wants to be as unique to his dad as his big brother is. Instead, he’s belittled by both of them. When he matures, the boy becomes Dr. Thaddeus Sivanna (Mark Strong of the “Kingsman” movies), who is the villain of the piece. The prologue then cuts to

a small boy at a carnival with his teenage mother. When they become separated, she never tries to find him so young Billy is placed in foster care. At this point, the main story begins. At school, Freddie, who walks with a crutch, is bullied by two brothers. When Billy tries to rescue Freddie, he is quickly pursued by the two older boys. To escape them, he jumps into a subway car that takes him to the realm of an old wizard who is looking for a pure spirit so he can transfer his powers to him. With the magic word “SHAZAM!” the wizard transforms Billy into a man (Zachary Levi of TV’s “Chuck” and Disney’s “Tangled.”) This is where the real fun begins. Levi is able to give the adult superhero the innocence and sensibilities of a kid whenever Billy shouts out “Shazam.” Billy reveals his superhero side to Freddie, who is delighted. At this point, the two boys try to discover what powers Billy actually has. This is where the real fun begins.

By Desert Star Staff A Republican group has distanced itself from an altered movie poster that appeared on its Facebook page, depicting four progressive congresswomen as ‘The Jihad Squad’. The post sparked outrage

among local Democrats. The now deleted post appeared on the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association Facebook page on Friday evening. The image is a doctored poster from the 2013 film ‘Gangster Squad’, with the faces of Reps. Alexandria

Levi is adorable as he finds he can fly and shoot lightning bolts from his fingertips. He also becomes famous when Freddie puts his actions on Facebook and YouTube. This alerts doctor Sivanna who wants these powers for himself alone. Levi, as the manly hero who really is a kid inside literally, steals the movie, which is a good thing. However, the film directed by David F.

Sandberg, with a screenplay by Henry Gayden, could have been even better if some of the lengthy battle scenes were shorter in duration. But overall, “Shazam!” is loads of fun for adults and kids. “Shazam!” has a running time of 132 minutes and is rated PG13 for intense sequences of action and language. “Shazam!” is now

available on Blu-ray and DVD and contains more than 90 minutes of supercharged special features. They include an exclusive motion comic: ‘Superhero Hooky’ as well as an alternate opening and ending plus deleted scenes. And that’s not all. There’s a gag reel, audition footage, Shazam’s backstory and an on set feature with Zachary Levi.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) photoshopped onto the protagonists. “Jihad Squad,” the poster reads, with the tagline: “Political Jihad is their game. If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.” It is unclear who created the poster, which circulated on social media for quite some time before an unknown GOP operative thought it would be a good idea to post it on the association’s official page. After the story broke in the local media on Sunday, the outraged Cook County Democratic Party demanded

an apology and that the post be taken down, even though it had already been deleted by then. The Democrats slammed it as “a racist and inflammatory attack” that “perpetuates the recent attacks by President [Donald] Trump.” The Illinois branch of the Republican Party was quick to distance itself from the post, saying it was “unauthorized” and promising to tighten up the “internal review process.” Local GOP leaders condemned the post, but also took the opportunity to criticize ‘The Squad’ for their “socialist policies” and “anti-Semitic language,” the Republicans’ usual line

of attack against them. Trump has faced accusations of racism for tweeting that the four congresswomen should “go back” to their own “broken and crime infested” homelands and later allowing the crowd at a rally to chant “send her back” for 13 seconds in reference to Omar. Taking heat from both Democrats and Republicans, Trump remained unruffled by the accusations and took another swipe at ‘The Squad’ on Sunday, demanding they “apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.”

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The Hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong” Entertains at the Ahmanson Theatre

L-R: Angela Grovey and Scott Cote in a scene from “The Play That Goes Wrong” – a farcical/slapstick look at the technical challenges facing actors. Photo: by Jeremy Daniel The Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, could be subtitled, Laurel & Hardy meet the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges with a sprinkling of the comic antics of Max Sennett and Charlie Chaplin, who before “talkies,” entertained filmgoing audiences with his hilarious slapstick routines. Incorporating various elements of physical and visual comedy, the madcap antics begin as the audience is taking its seats. Stagehands are checking props and set pieces in anticipation of the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, presented by The Cornley University Drama Society. The plot centers on a murder that has taken place on the eve of the engagement of Florence Colleymoore (Jamie Ann Romero) to Charles Haversham (Yaegel T. Welch.) The lighting and sound operator, wonderfully played by Brandon J. Ellis, is trying to close a door which, despite many attempts, simply won’t stay closed. A great example of building on a comedic action, it remains closed for a second or two and then reopens. Another visual gag centers around a piece of wood one of the actors is trying to attach as a mantle, but it keeps falling off. The same actor is attempting to find a way to keep the door closed while at the same time holding up the mantlepiece. He accomplishes this through the use of various limbs. The stage manager, Annie (Angela Grovey,) comes to the rescue of the malfunctioning props wielding a giant roll of masking tape, which she uses to secure the mantle. More slapstick antics ensue and remember all this is taking place before the actual play begins. Later on, when the

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grieving fiancée has a fainting spell, Annie steps in and reads her lines from the script. Subsequently, because she’s enjoying “acting,” she gets into a physical confrontation with the actress playing Colleymore, who is dragged off the stage through a pane-less window by the other actors. With set pieces seemingly under control, and before the action actually begins, a speech is given to the audience by the director – not the brilliant original Broadway director Mark Bell or the National Tour Director Matt DiCarlo, but the play within the play director, characterized by talented Evan Alexander Smith, who also plays Inspector Carter. Confused? That’s ok. It is confusing, but laughter abounds every step of the way. He addresses the audience thanking them for their patience and apologizes for the mix-up to those people thinking they bought tickets

to a performance of Hamilton. He gives some background on the 1920 mystery thriller, and the action finally begins with the dead body of murdered Charles stretched out on the sofa. However, it’s hard for him to stay dead, and every once in a while, he moves a different part of his body. Inspector Carter arrives and tries to hang up his coat, but there’s no hook, and his coat falls to the floor, which he ignores. This is just one of the myriad sight gags that will keep you laughing. Another comedic element is the split “bad timing” on some of the dialogue where the reaction comes before the actual line. For example, but not necessarily in the play, someone says, “God bless you” before the sneeze. An actual example is when bad-tasting whiskey is poured, and the actors spit it out with the line “That’s the best whiskey I’ve ever had.” These

miss-timed or contradictory lines permeate the entire play resulting in the audience trying to catch its collective breath as these moments appear at an accelerated rate. At one point, the inspector is late on his entrance, so the rest of the cast freezes in place until he finally appears and delivers his line. The audience even got into the act. One of the characters is looking for something, and someone yells, “Look under the chair!” In the genre of farce or slapstick, the brilliantly designed “non-functional” set by Nigel Hook is absolutely spot-on as just when you thought nothing else could malfunction, something does. Another comical moment is when the inspector, along with Cecil Haversham, (Ned Noyes) brother of the deceased Charles, attempt to remove the body from the parlor sofa. As the not really dead body is laid on top of a stretcher, it collapses, leaving a gaping hole where the canvas should be, but, ignoring that mishap, they carry out an empty stretcher. The actor playing Charles (Yaegel T. Welch) knows he shouldn’t still be on stage and slowly, ever so slowly, crawls off and despite being “dead,” turns up unexpectedly from time to time throughout the play where he is reminded by another cast member that he’s supposed to be dead. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Perkins the butler, who constantly screws up his lines and misses cues. This delightful character is wonderfully played by Scott Cote. With his almost operatic, beautiful

booming bass voice, the most imposing Peyton Crim plays Florence’s brother Thomas Colleymoore. He is a master of visual comedy and perched high above the stage, he uses just about every part of his body from head to toe to keep the set pieces from falling to the floor below. Despite one technical snafu after another, all of which are ignored by the actors, Inspector Carter finally solves the crime. This is not a spoiler, but think Charles’ brother Cecil and the heartbroken fiancée Florence. I hope that’s not TMI. Contributing to the critical technical elements of this production are Ric Mountjoy’s excellent lighting design, Roberto Surace’s costumes, Andrew Johnson’s sound design, and Rob Falconer’s pre-set original “goofy” or “silly” music, which set the tone on what silliness lay ahead. “The Play That Went Wrong” Ahmanson Theatre 135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Run: Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 pm Saturday: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Tickets: $30 – $135 (ticket prices are subject to change) Closing: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm Reservations: (213) 972-4400 or CenterTheatreGroup.org Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: CenterTheatreGroup. org/ACCESS.

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hen it’s hot outside, heat can seep into your home and make it unbearable. However, there are sustainable, eco-friendly solutions to maximize comfort and cooling when the thermometer creeps upward without racking up an outrageous electric bill or large carbon footprint. While some options for keeping your home cool involve an upfront investment, over time they’ll save money, and the environment, for years to come. If you’re looking for ways to cool your home during even the hottest days, consider these ideas from the experts at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

Adjust Ceiling Fans Installing ceiling fans in your home can help keep temperatures moderate and cut down on your cooling bill. For best results, those ceiling fans should be adjusted seasonally. During warm weather months, fans should rotate counterclockwise at a higher speed to push air downward instead of up toward the ceiling, which can lead to a more comfortable temperature in your home.

Upgrade Your Air Conditioner If your home’s climate control is lacking, it may be time to invest in a new HVAC system – particularly if your current one is more than 15 years old. An energy-efficient option like Mitsubishi Electric’s sleek and modern MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette is designed for easy installation and saves energy by monitoring room conditions to make automatic adjustments to maintain the temperature you choose. To improve your indoor air quality, the MLZ uses reusable air filters, which are easy to remove, wash and reinstall. In Dry mode, the unit makes the air feel fresher by removing excess moisture. Additionally, these ceiling cassettes can be programmed to operate around your life using a remote control, smartphone or tablet. Whether gone for the day or on an extended vacation, you can monitor your system from an app, ensuring you won’t return to a home that’s blazing hot.

Reduce Incoming Sunlight During the Day Direct sunlight coming into your home through windows, doors or skylights can increase the temperature. To help reduce unwanted heat as the sun rises higher during the day, consider closing your blinds or installing light-colored blinds that reflect rather than absorb the sun’s heat. Other options such as blackout curtains or reflective window panels

can have the same effect, helping reduce warmth trapped inside. If closing all your blinds or covering every window isn’t an option or makes you feel claustrophobic, focus on any southor west-facing rooms in your home, as these are typically the trickiest to keep cool during the warmest hours of the day – usually from late morning until early evening. Exterior window shades and awnings can also be useful options if you’re looking to reduce the amount of heat that enters

your home, but still want to take advantage of the natural light.

Change Your Light Bulbs Since warmer weather also equates to more sunshine, turning off the incandescent lights in your house when possible can cut down on extra heat and save on your energy bill. Though the soft yellow glow of incandescent light bulbs can create a nice ambiance, it also gives off a lot of heat. Swapping out those old light

bulbs for more efficient, LED bulbs can cut down on the amount of heat your light fixtures emit. If you can’t replace them, minimizing their usage – particularly when having a light on in a room is unnecessary – can make a difference.

Strategically Plant Trees and Shrubs Planting trees or shrubs near sunlight-facing windows can make a big difference when it comes to the temperature inside your home by shielding the sun’s rays. While planting trees strategically around your home is more of a long-term plan, the benefits can also last for many years to come in terms of shade, added curb appeal and overall betterment of the earth. Start by focusing on west-facing walls, where the sun is typically the strongest. Choosing trees native to your area can decrease maintenance, and those that bloom in spring and drop leaves in the fall offer year-round benefits by providing both shade and heat in accordance with the season. Vines and other tall shrubs are options for quicker results, but they may also require more long-term maintenance.

Reduce Appliance Usage To help minimize running appliances and equipment that generate a lot of heat, like stoves and ovens, choose to cook outdoors or opt for quicker meals you can prepare using the microwave, which doesn’t heat the house to the same extent. While grilling and eating outside more frequently may require an awning or gazebo to stay cooler, it can beat the alternative of warming up your oven, and ultimately your home, for an extended period of time. Reducing your usage of other heat-producing appliances such as computers, dishwashers, clothes dryers, curling irons and hair dryers can also help keep interior temperatures comfortable and energy use low. Try using these appliances earlier in the day to minimize the extra load placed on your air conditioner. Keeping cool during warm weather months doesn’t have to be complicated. Take advantage of these measures to reduce your home’s heat load and energy bill. Find more tips for cooling your home at mitsubishicomfort.com.

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“Indy Shorts” International Film Festival

By Desert Star Staff INDIANAPOLIS – Presented by Heartland Film Inc., an innovator in the filmmaking industry, Indy Shorts International Film Fest (Indy Shorts), will be returning for its second year July 25-28 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. In support of the annual Heartland International Film Festival, Indy Shorts exclusively features short films 40 minutes or less in length, and it is the largest short film festival in the Midwest with over 100 movies shown. “We are pleased to continue our second year of Indy Shorts,” said Craig Prater, Heartland Film President. “Short film filmmakers bring an incredible art form that presents what can be done creatively in a few minutes. Heartland Film is proud to be on the cutting edge of filmmaking and inspiring filmmakers to continue their careers.” Indy Shorts features films that will eventually qualify for the Academy Awards® with winners to show encore screenings at Heartland International Film Festival in October. Indy Shorts is an Academy Award ®-qualifying film festival in the short film categories Best Narrative Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film. Short films featured in past years have moved on to be short-listed, nominated and winners of Academy Awards®. In fact, “Period. End of Sentence,” a finalist in last year’s Indy Shorts Int’ l Film Festival, went on to win the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short. Indy Shorts is one of the most significant cash awarding short film festivals in North America and will bestow $30,000 in cash prizes across multiple categories. The complete unveiling of films to be featured in the Festival will be announced on June 27 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Indy Shorts Reveal Party. A preview of the event’s programs is outlined below. Tickets for Indy Shorts events and screenings will go on sale Friday, June 28 and can be purchased online at indyshorts.org. For more information on Indy Shorts, visit indyshorts.org. Palm Springs movie critic ‘Manny the Movie Guy ‘will be at the Indy Shorts International Film Festival July 25-28 covering the event for the NBC Palm Springs television station. 2019 Indy Shorts’ Featured Programs: Indy Shorts Finalists – Indy Shorts finalists will make up two programs during the Festival, which will include the top five short films for each category, including documentary, narrative and animated. Indy Shorts Official Selections – Enjoy additional

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programs of Indy Shorts Official Selections throughout the four-day event. Indiana Spotlight – Showcases talented filmmakers from the Hoosier state. Must meet two of the following criteria for eligibility: 65 percent of the film was shot in Indiana, the director is a current Indiana resident or native, or the producer/executive producer/writer is a current Indiana resident or native. High School Film Competition – Encourages tomorrow’s filmmakers to get involved with the Festival. Directors must have been in high school when the film was completed and must not have graduated from high school any earlier than Summer 2018. Joyce Forum – Awardwinning short films from The Joyce Forum at the San

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Multi-format ‘Pretenders With Friends’ Among Essential New Releases of players. Information: shootoutsmusic.com.

A legendary concert event where The Pretenders were joined by the illustrious likes of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Iggy Pop and Kings of Leon is now out as a special deluxe edition that looks and sounds great. Underthe-radar releases from The Shootouts and Auburn are also deserving of attention. Artist: The Pretenders Title: Pretenders With Friends (Cleopatra Entertainment) You might like if you enjoy: Chrissie Hynde, Shirley Manson, Kings of Leon, Incubus, Iggy Pop Tell me more: The Pretenders’ legacy was set in stone long ago with Chrissie Hynde and company having recorded some of rock’s most enduring rock songs. Another chance to celebrate the Pretenders’ groundbreaking sound was cast when the

troupe welcomed a number of notable guests for a special 2006 concert at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ that has now been released via a glorious collection that includes a Blu-ray, DVD and audio CD. The special event saw the Pretenders cover their most beloved hits; special guests would join them for select tracks with the Pretenders then covering a guest’s song as well. So for example, Singer Shirley Manson joined in on “Talk of the Town” before the Pretenders returned the favor on a cover of Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” (the vocal interplay with the two singers is an absolute delight). Other top-tier highlights on the title include “Drive” featuring Incubus, “Candy” with Iggy Pop, and the Pretenders sans guests rocking on “Brass in Pocket” and “Mystery Achievement.” The full lineup

Manny The Movie Guy By Martín Di Felice Manny, the Movie Guy, has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University in Indiana. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago. Currently, Manny is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) where he votes for the yearly Critics Choice Awards. Manny, the Movie Guy, is an Emmy-award winning film critic based in Palm Springs, California. He’s a radio, newspaper, and TV personality who melts everyone’s hearts with his giggles. You can see Manny’s movie reviews and celebrity interviews on KMIR Today every Friday, KMIR Midday, and on KMIR News at PM. He is also on The Filipino

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of players join forces for the set-ending “Middle of the Road.” The visual and audio quality of this multi-format title is fantastic, with the masterful song selections adding to the magic across the 75-minute concert film/recording. Bonus material includes a number of interview clips with members of the Pretenders and the guests. Information: http:// www.CleopatraRecords.com. Artist: The Shootouts Title: Quick Draw (Shootouts Music) You might like if you enjoy: Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart &amp; His Fabulous Superlatives, Gram Parsons Tell me more: The Shootouts’ stellar “Quick Draw” is an album that is fun, expertly crafted and is filled with outstanding songs that are performed When not running around in Hollywood, Manny enjoys relaxing at home with his babies — Nemo, Tony, Tia, (all terrier mix), Twinkle, and Dory, the kitty cat. Manny loves calling the Coachella Valley his home. You can follow Manny on Facebook here, Twitter, LinkedIn, and

with the talented touch of crafty veterans. The nimble “Cleaning House,” touching “I’d Rather Be Lonely,” and rapid fire “If I Could” are among the memorable cuts that build on the winning ways of country icons ranging from Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam to Marty Stuart &amp; His Fabulous Superlatives. The Shootouts (lead singer-guitarist Ryan Humbert, harmony vocalist Emily Bates, guitarist Brian Poston, bassist Ryan McDermott and dummer Dylan Gomez) are joined by a slew of notable guests to extend their artful reach. Just listen to the blistering instrumental title cut, the lovely “If We Quit Now” and playful “Who Needs Rock &amp; Roll” to hear how great Western swing, honky tonk, Americana and traditional country music sound when blended by the right bunch

Artist: Auburn Title: Game Of Faith (Scarlet Records/Gonzo) You might like if you enjoy: Macy Gray, Bonnie Raitt, Kate Bush Tell me more: Released back on June 28, don’t let Auburn’s “Game Of Faith” escape your attention. The U.K.-based group has released a 14-track disc that blends blues and Americana in spades with touches of other styles adding to the musical magic. Led by talented singer-songwriter Liz Lenten, the group also features guitarist Thomm Jutz (who recorded, mixed and produced the new album), bassist Mark Fain, drummer Lynn Williams and harmony vocalist Britt Savage. Armed with a voice that is decidedly husky, Lenten’s soprano simultaneously carries an emotional torch that lights up the ballads and mid tempo tracks that fill the disc. Among the many standouts on the album is the slow bluesy title track, uptempo “I Don’t Love Him” (where Jutz shows off plenty of tasty guitar licks), the jazz-meets-blues gem “Prosecco-fuelled Profiles,” infectious pop-rock oriented “Trinidad” and undeniable “Spoke in the Wheel” with its wonderful chorus. Information: www.auburn.org/uk

Instagram. You can email Manny: mdelarosa@kmir.com Palm Springs movie critic ‘Manny the Movie Guy ‘will be at the Indy Shorts International Film Festival July 25-28 covering the event for the NBC Palm Springs television station. Source: NBC Palm Springs

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Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Medical Care By Desert Star Staff Choosing the right doctor is one of the most important decisions people can make for their health. If you are unsure who to turn to for your general care, experts point out that internal medicine specialists, or internists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults throughout their lives, making them the right choice for many adults. Before selecting an internal medicine doctor, it’s helpful to learn a little bit more about their training and specialties. Trained to care for adults, many general internal medicine doctors, or general internists, practice in an officebased setting as primary care physicians for adults, following patients from their teens through their senior years for ongoing medical care. Other general internists spend the majority of their time caring for hospitalized patients in the role of a hospitalist. Due to the broad, intensive nature of core internal medicine training, which requires a three-year residency program after graduating from medical

school, general internists aren’t limited to one type of medical problem or organ system, making them especially well-qualified to care for patients with complex conditions or multi-system diseases. “Comprehensive education and training make the internist particularly suited to care for the whole person,” says American College of Physicians (ACP) President Dr. Robert M. McLean. “Many patients appreciate the tailored prevention and treatment plans that internists can provide. From the internist’s perspective, we value long-term relationships with patients and working closely with them to provide compassionate, quality care.” While training of general internists does not include pediatrics, obstetrics, or major surgery, patients requiring those services can turn to their general internist for recommendations and referrals. Internal medicine is a wide-ranging field, as many subspecialty areas of medicine require internal medicine training as a foundation, including

Photo by Daniel Burke, courtesy of the American College of Physicians. allergists and immunologists, cardiologists, critical care doctors, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, geriatricians, hematologists, hepatologists, infectious disease doctors, nephrologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, and sleep medicine physicians. Training to become an internal medicine subspecialist is both broad and deep, and includes a three-year residency program plus one

to three years of fellowship training, depending on the subspecialty. General internists even receive some training in each internal medicine subspecialty during their three-year residency program. To learn more about internal medicine, visit acponline.org, the website of ACP, a membership organization representing internal medicine doctors, and the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S.

“With such in-depth training in the complete care of adults, internal medicine specialists and subspecialists are excellent choices to help patients navigate the increasingly complex world of medical care,” says Dr. McLean, a rheumatologist. “Whether you are healthy or have a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease, an internist can provide comprehensive, coordinated care.” StatePoint

How Patients Can Ensure They’re Considering Every Cancer Treatment Option

By Desert Star Staff Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, is one of the most common types of cancer in the U.S. and rates are on the rise. Choosing a course of treatment is one of the biggest decisions one makes while battling cancer, but experts say that many patients aren’t being told about a critical option: clinical trials. Only one in four people know anything about clinical trials, according to the National Institutes of Health, and only 15 percent of patients report ever having been asked to participate. But clinical trials are not only a way to gain access to new, potentially lifesaving treatments that may prove more beneficial than

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drugs on the market, they are also what’s made every single FDA-approved drug that exists today possible. While melanoma therapies have improved dramatically over the past decade, there’s still no cure. “We have made enormous strides in treating melanoma, but too many people still aren’t benefiting from even the newest approaches,” says Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D., Melanoma Research Alliance, chief science officer. “Lack of awareness about treatment opportunities, particularly for patients seen outside of premier cancer centers, along with myths associated with research studies, continue to present obstacles for

patient participation.” Patients should understand all of their options to make the best possible decisions about their care. “I would not be alive today, I mean hands down, without clinical trials. Stage IV melanoma had a 14 percent five-year survival rate when I was diagnosed in 2012,” says Jamie Troil Goldfarb, a stage IV melanoma survivor. Choosing a treatment direction, including whether or not to enter into a clinical trial, is a big decision. To help people make informed decisions and understand just how important clinical trials are to everyone, the Melanoma Research Alliance created resources and tools about July 24, 2019

clinical trials, and is dispelling these five common myths: 1) MYTH: Clinical trials are a last resort. REALITY: Joining a clinical trial is a viable treatment option from day one of your diagnosis. 2) MYTH: I might get a sugar pill (placebo) without any real treatment. REALITY: In melanoma clinical trials, patients may receive a placebo in addition to an FDA-approved standard of care treatment. Whether you’re getting a standard or investigational therapy, by participating in a clinical trial, you’ll receive close monitoring of your condition. 3) MYTH: Clinical trials cost more than standard treatment. REALITY: The trial sponsor usually pays for the experimental therapy. They may also pay for any additional tests or visits required for the study. Patients, or their insurance, are responsible for the usual costs of care needed regardless of being in a clinical trial.

4) MYTH: If clinical trials were right for me, my doctor would say something. REALITY: Not all doctors are aware of all options. Patients should be their own advocate and research what’s available. 5) MYTH: If I change my mind, or the treatment isn’t working, I’m stuck. REALITY: Clinical trial participation is voluntary and you can quit any time for any reason. Currently, there are over 400 melanoma-focused trials actively enrolling patients. These trials will help develop new and improve existing treatments, and offer patients an opportunity to access cutting edge therapies. To learn more and be matched to clinical trials in your area, visit curemelanoma. org/clinicaltrials. If you are battling melanoma, or any cancer, remember to ask about clinical trials. You haven’t considered all of your options until you do. StatePoint

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NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that on August 8th, 2019 at 9:00am. Desert Self Storage 66251 Dillon RD Desert Hot Springs CA 92240. The undersigned will sell at public auction, the personal property left by the following: Name: STEVE HASSON,SALVADOR ESCALERA, JESUS ROJAS,TANNER JONES, ALTA WERCKMAN, JOSE TAMAYO, CHRISTY MARTINEZ, CHRISTY MARTINEZ, RANDY ROBINSON, CHRIS KIRK, JASON MANLEY, KATELYN MARTINEZ-CHAVEZ, RONALD JONES, CHRISTINA VAZQUEZ, NANCY LUCIA, PAULINE ELLIOTT, LEONARDO GUTIEREZ, NEIL VAN TOL, LIDIANA MACIEL, ANTOINETTA CAPALIA, SHERRI MILLER, SHERRI MILLER, BRYAN DE LA CRUZ, DANIEL LEACH Said property consists of personal property and household items. Said auction will be made pursuant to Sections 21701-21715 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial code, Section 535 of the Penal Code State of California. Terms: CASH ONLY. Desert Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or to cancel the auction. The public is invited to attend. Name of Auctioneer: AMERICAN AUCTIONEERS STATE LIC. #: FS863-20-14 P: (800) 838-SOLD (7653) Publication Dates: 1st Publication July 24th, 2019 2nd Publication July 31 2019. DSW19-1200 AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LOIS ANDERSON aka LOIS SANTA ANDERSON aka LOIE ANDERSON CASE NO. PRIN1802795. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LOIS ANDERSON aka LOIS SANTA ANDERSON aka LOIE ANDERSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RIVERSIDE COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RIVERSIDE COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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 on AUGUST 13, 2019 at 8:45AM in Dept PS3 located at 3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. 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 to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE 154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: TONI EGGEBRAATEN, Esq., 77564 Country Club Drive, #191 Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 772-4292 Publish July 17, 24. 31. 2019. DSW19-1189 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, CASE NO. COC1907388, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 505 S. BUENA VISTA AVE., RM 201, CORONA, CA 92882, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. PAMELA FORBES, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: 1a. Present Name: PAMELA FORBES, to Proposed Name: PAMELA FREEDOM FORBES. 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: AUGUST 14, 2019 Time: 8:90am Dept.: C2. The address of the court is 505 S. BUENA VISTA AVE., RM 201, CORONA, CA 92882 County of Riverside 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 (specify newspaper): DESERT STAR WEEKLY 13279 Palm Drive Suite 5, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Dated JULY 03, 2019, Judge of the Superior Court, Publish July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. DSW19-1180 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, CASE NO. HEC1900781, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 880 STATE STREET, HEMET, CA 92543, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. ELMORE, PAGADO DINGOASEN JR., filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: 1a. Present Name: ELMORE, PAGADO DINGOASEN JR., to Proposed Name: ELMORE PAGADO. 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: July 27, 2019 Time: 1:30 p.m., Dept.: H1. The address of the court is 880 STATE STREET, HEMET, CA 92543 County of Riverside 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 (specify newspaper): DESERT STAR WEEKLY 13279 Palm Drive Suite 5, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Dated: April 24, 2019, Judge of the Superior Court, Publish July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. DSW19-1179

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NAME, CASE NO. MVC 1907784, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE 4050 MAIN STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. DONNA MARIE PAHL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: 1a. Present Name: DONNA MARIE PAHL to Proposed Name: DONNA PAHL CLEMENTS. 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: AUGUST 8, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM.., Dept.: MV2. The address of the court is 4050 MAIN STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501 County of Riverside 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 (specify newspaper): DESERT STAR WEEKLY 13279 Palm Drive Suite 5, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Dated: JUNE 26, 2019, Judge of the Superior Court, Publish July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. DSW19-1178 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS LA COCINA DE VICTOR, 1934 NORTH INDIAN CANYON, SUITE 1, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County; PO BOX 211, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92262. Full name of registrant: MIGUEL RAMIREZ QUEZADA, 1560 N PALM CANYON DR, APT 21, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Business is conducted by CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: MIGUEL RAMIREZ QUEZADA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 18, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201910033. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1199 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS ELEMENTS REMEDIATION, 13643 LA MESA DR, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ELEMENTS RESTORATION INC., 13643 LA MESA DR, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business is conducted by CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: ROBERT JAKE LIGHT, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 11, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909718. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1198

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following fictitious business name(s) KELSO TRANSPORTATION, 83861 OZARK DRIVE, INDIO, CA 92203. RIVERSIDE COUNTY. Riverside County has been abandoned by the following person(s): BERENICE DE LEON ACEVEDO, 83861 OZARK DRIVE, INDIO, CA 92203; ATILANO ANAYA ACEVEDO, 83861 OZARK DRIVE, INDIO, CA 92203. This business is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. The fictitious business name(s) referred to above was filed in Riverside County on: 05/01/2019 I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime. Signed: BERENICE DE LEON ACEVEDO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County, signed by, Peter Aldana AssessorCounty Clerk-Recorder on JULY 03, 2019 File No. R-201906315. Publish July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019 DSW19-1193 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING EMERL, 51784 LA PONDEROSA DR, COACHELLA, CA 92236. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LUIS ESTEBAN ACOSTA GUARDADO, 51784 LA PONDEROSA DR, COACHELLA, CA 92236; ESMERALDA- -GARCIA, 51784 LA PONDEROSA DR, COACHELLA, CA 92236. Business is conducted by MARRIED COUPLE Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: LUIS ESTEBAN ACOSTA GUARDADO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 01, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909258. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN

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THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, 31, July 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1192 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS DESERT 2 SEA WHOLESALE, 9141 SILVERSTAR AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County; PO BOX 929, CAMBRIA, CA 93428. Full name of registrant: STEVEN BURNELL JOHNSON, 9141 SILVERSTAR AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: STEVEN BURNELL JOHNSON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 02, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909288. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1191 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS INDIO EATERY; INDIO FOOD TRUCK; INDIO BAR;, INDIO PUB; INDIO FOOD COURT; INDIO BREWERY; INDIO COFFEE HOUSE, INDIO COMEDY CLUB, INDIO HOUSE OF BREWS, INDIO SOCIAL CLUB, INDIO RHYTHM AND BLUES; INDIO TACOS; INDIO LOUNGE, 83085 INDIO BLVD, INDIO. CA 92201. Riverside County; 48674 CASA BLANCA, INDIO, CA 92201. Full name of

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registrant: OSCAR VAZQUEZ CHAVEZ, 48674 CASA BLANCA, INDIO, CA 92201. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: OSCAR VAZQUEZ CHAVEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JUNE 19, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201908728. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, July 7, 2019. DSW19-1190 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS I&M CLEANING SERVICES, 13825 LA MESA DR, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: MARIVEL-VALDIVIA, 13825 LA MESA DR, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: MARIVEL-VALDIVIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 05, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909444. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATE-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS PRANA YOGA & HEALING CENTER, 77200 CALLE ARROBA, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ELISE ROCHELE GOLDNER, 77200 CALLE ARROBA, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: ELISE ROCHELE GOLDNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 19, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201910098. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1197 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS DYNAMIC DESIGNS AVN INC., 22824 CRIMSON COURT, CORONA, CA 92883. Riverside County. Full name of registrant DYNAMIC DESIGNS AVN INC., 22824 CRIMSON COURT, CORONA, CA 92883/CA. Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 7-05-19. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: DONALD JASON DUNCAN, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 16, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201909934. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1195

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS KELSO TRANSPORTATION, 83861 OZARK DR, INDIO, CA 92203. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ATILANO ANAYA ACEVEDO ,83861 OZARK DR, INDIO, CA 92203. Business is conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: ATILANO ANAYA ACEVEDO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 03, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909372. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 24, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF 31, August 7, 14, 2019. DSW19-1194

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MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, July 7, 2019. DSW19-1188 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS DESERT GREENS DISPOSAL, 73533 JAMESON ROAD, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: MICHAEL BRYANT NAVARRO, 73533 JAMESON ROAD, PALM DESERT, CA 92211; PEDRO- -VILLARREAL III, 9035 SILVER STAR AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: MICHAEL BRYANT NAVARRO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JUNE 25, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201908999. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, July 7, 2019. DSW19-1187 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: EAGLE EXPRESS TRUCKING, 65063 DONOVAN CIRCLE, MECCA, CA 92254. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: SALVADOR- -TORRES MENDEZ, 65063 DONOVAN CIRCLE, MECCA, CA 92254. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: SALVADOR- -TORRES MENDEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 01, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909233. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, July 7, 2019. DSW19-1186 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS PALM SPRINGS HEALING CENTER, 2145 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, SUITE 5, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name of registrant SCOTT STEPHEN REDFERN, 2145 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY SUITE 5, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262; MICAHEL FRANCIS BOYER, 2145 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY SUITE 5, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Business is conducted by: GENERAL PARTERNSHIP. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on JULY 1, 2019. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: SCOTT STEPHEN REDFERN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 01, 2019. Peter

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Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201909228. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2019. DSW19-1185 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following fictitious business name(s) CASA VACATION HOMES, 1950 E ANDREAS RD, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. RIVERSIDE COUNTY. Riverside County has been abandoned by the following person(s): WILLIAM DALE MORGNER, 69288 CASCADES CT, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. This business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL The fictitious business name(s) referred to above was filed in Riverside County on: 4/4/2016 I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime. Signed: WILLIAM DALE MOGNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County, signed by, Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder on July 02, 2019 File No. R-201604289. Publish July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2019 DSW19-1184 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ICC INVESTMENT COMPANY; ICC SHIPPING COMPANY; ICC ENERGY- OIL COMPANY; ICC AGRICULTURE COMPANY; ICC DEFENSE COMPANY; ICC PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY; ICC CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 16815 VIA CORTO WEST, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ICC INVESTMENT GROUP, INC., 16815 VIA CORTO WEST, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: ALAN- -INN, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 10, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909627. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2019. DSW19-1183

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A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). July 17, 24, 31, July 7, 2019. DSW19-1182 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS SAM’S APARTMENTS, 71418 SAN GORGONIO RD, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270. Riverside County; P. O. BOX 13355, PALM DESERT, CA 92255. Full name of registrant SEYED- -HANI, 71418 SAN GORGONIO RD, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270; AZAR- -HANI, 71418 SAN GORGONIO RD, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270. Business is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 6/26/2019. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: SEYED- -HANI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JULY 09, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201909588. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 2019. DSW19-1181

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: C&H HAULING, 32580 DESERT MOON DR, THOUSAND PALMS CA 92276. Riverside County; PO BOX 881, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Full name of registrant: CHET- -HILDEBRANDT, 32580 DESERT MOON DR, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed: CHET- -HILDEBRANDT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on June 27, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201909087. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- PROFESSIONS CODE). July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. NESS AS: CHEA’S NOODLE SHACK, 82152 W DSW19-1177 HELIO CT, INDIO, CA 92201. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: JOHN- -CHEA, 82152 W FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE HELIO CT, INDIO, CA 92201; BRIANA- -CHEA, FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI82152 W HELIO CT, INDIO, CA 92201. Business NESS AS CANYON HILLS PLUMBING, 34138 is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant AMBROSIA COURT, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92532. has not yet begun to transact business under the Riverside County; 29991 CANYON HILLS RD. fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare #1709-105, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92532. Full that all the information in this statement is true and name of registrant JASON TROY CARROLL,34138 correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, infor- AMBROSIA COURT, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92532. mation which he or she knows to be false, is guilty Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant of a crime) Signed: JOHN- -CHEA. This statement commenced to transact business under the fictiwas filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County tious business name(s) listed above on 6-8-18. I on June 24, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County declare that all the information in this statement Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201908918. NOTICE — is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT true, information which he or she knows to be false, EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS is guilty of a crime). Signed: JASON TROY CARFILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. ROLL. This statement was filed with the County

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Clerk of Riverside County on JUNE 24, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201908928. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. DSW19-1176 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS TAKE YOUR MOMENT!, 16429 VIA CORTO EAST, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County; 1717 E. VISTA CHINO, A7-802, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Full name of registrant DR. BRAVEHEART HERNANDEZ-CORDOVA, D.D., 16429 VIA CORTO EAST, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 08/05/2013. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: DR. BRAVEHEART HERNANDEZ-CORDOVA, D.D. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on JUNE 24, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201908879. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. DSW19-1175 APN: 641071008 TS No: CA08000048-19-1 TO No: 1045485 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 9, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Auction. com Room, 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on March 9, 2017 as Instrument No. 2017-0097037, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by ROSALIO BARRAGAN AND HILDA BARRAGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, FOR THEIR JOINT LIVES, WITH THE REMAINDER TO THE SURVIVOR OF THEM, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 66100 GRANADA AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240-4504 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regard-

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ing title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $43,404.21 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information 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 Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800004819-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: July 10, 2019 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000048-19-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www. Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.Order Number 62018, Pub Dates: 07/24/2019, 07/31/2019, 08/07/2019, DESERT STAR WEEKLY. DSW19-1196

Study reveals shocking levels of contamination at US beaches By Desert Star Staff You may want to think twice before that summer swim. Many of our country’s idyllic beaches conceal a filthy secret below the sand and waves: dangerous levels of bacteria that put thousands of bathers at risk every year. In a recently published study conducted by the Environment America Research and Policy Center, researchers found that the water at beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states contained concentrations of bacteria well in excess of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards – including the harmful organisms that inhabit human feces – which they said could sicken millions of beachgoers annually. “It’s hard to believe that 47 years after we passed the Clean Water Act that we are still concerned with poop in the water when people want to go swimming,” John Rumpler, clean water program director for the center, told USA Today. Bacteria levels can spike to dangerous levels on certain days, such as when rain washes waste from the streets into creeks or streams, which flow into larger bodies of water. Some areas fare much worse than others, however.

In Chicago, all of the 19 beaches sampled were considered unsafe for at least one day in 2018, while the city’s South Shore Beach registered contamination in 93 of the 98 samples collected. California’s Cabrillo Beach also came in high on the list, considered unsafe in 85 out of 175 samples in one section. On the cleaner end of the spectrum, Georgia’s Jekyll Driftwood Beach provided only two contaminated samples out of 46, and Florida’s Bird Key Park resulted in 17 dirty samples out of 67, suggesting that even the tidier beaches can be risky on some days. The harmful microbes found in the water can cause a litany of unpleasant symptoms in their human hosts, ranging from gastrointestinal illness, respiratory disease, as well as ear, eye, and skin infections. However, the most nightmarish surprise lurking below the depths, and one not covered by the center’s study, goes by the name of necrotizing fasciitis – or flesh-eating bacteria. While the horrifying condition is rare, some of the 30 or so organisms that cause the illness are native to America’s lakes and coasts. Two recent cases in Florida left one man dead, while another man nearly lost a leg.

Fortunately, things might not be all bad when it comes to America’s squalid beaches. Luke Ginger, the water quality scientist for environmental organization Heal The Bay, told

USA Today that the national trends were moving in the right direction, mainly through local government initiatives to treat stormwater runoff, among other anti-pollution measures.

“There are improvements that can be made, but for the most part, there’s excellent water quality,” Ginger said. “There are just a few beaches that have issues.”

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SAM HARRIS “Stripped” By Desert Star Staff Back by popular demand, platinum-selling recording artist and Tony Awardnominated actor Sam Harris returns to The Purple Room in Palm Springs with his show Stripped for two performances only on Friday, August 30, and Saturday, August 31, at 8pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. Along with his musical director, Harris performs Broadway and pop songs from his stellar 30-year career. No band, no backup singers. Just two stars and a piano in the desert. Sam Harris is a multimillion selling recording artist, Tony-nominated Broadway, and television actor, awardwinning playwright, composer, director, and most recently, best-selling author. Before American Idol, before The Voice, Harris first exploded into the public eye as the premiere winner of TV’s Star Search. On Broadway, he

starred in The Life (Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle, Drama Desk nominations), The Producers, and Grease (Drama Desk nomination). National Tour, off-Broadway, and regional credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Jazz Singer, and The First Wives Club. On television, he was a series regular on the CBS sitcom The Class, had a recurring role on Rules of Engagement, and made other guest star appearances. He has performed on numerous specials and every talk show from Leno to Oprah to Fallon. He has nine studio CDs to his credit, has toured the globe in concert, and he made a rolling stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. He is the author of the stage musicals Hard Copy, Different Hats, Revival, Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood! And SAM. He co-wrote Liza’s at the Palace

(Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event) and most recently wrote and starred in his one-man show, HAM: A Musical Memoir, for which he won the prestigious Ovation Award for Best Actor and Best Musical. HAM was filmed for television at the Pasadena

Playhouse for air this year. Admission is $45–$50. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply). Showtime is 8pm. For more information and to purchase tickets online go to www.purpleroompalmsprings. com or www.

chrisisaacsonpresents.com. To make reservations by phone, call (760) 322-4422. The Purple Room is located at 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive (inside Club Trinidad Resort) in Palm Springs, 92264.

By Desert Star Staff LANSING, Mich. — A new bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., would put almost $1.4 billion a year toward pulling at-risk animal and plant species back from the brink – with about $27 million of that for Michigan. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would allow states and tribes to better implement their wildlife action plans to help save 12,000 species of concern, mostly by preserving habitat. It has bipartisan support, and Rep. Dingell said now is the time to act. “Do you know that one-

third of all our wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction? And if we don’t start to work now, it’s going to be gone,” Dingell said. “I know this sounds corny, but can you imagine us without the monarch butterfly?” Habitat restoration is key, so states are now planting more milkweed, the monarch butterfly’s favorite food, arguing this is far less expensive than the restrictions and lawsuits that would result if the butterfly has to be put on the endangered species list. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, noted 304 species in Michigan

are considered to be of greatest conservation need. “The best way to save these species, frankly, is to invest in proactive conservation now, before they reach a crisis point trying to bring them back,” O’Mara said. “The ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Amy Derosier, planning and adaptation section supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said the state has already made significant progress with species like the peregrine falcon, trumpeter swan and the Kirtland’s warbler. “And the Kirtland’s

Warbler, they were one of the first species to be on the federal Endangered Species Act, and they’re getting close to coming off of that list,” Derosier said. “So, when we work together and when we put resources, we really can move the needle and really see a difference.” Derosier said programs to improve water quality would go a long way toward

saving many at-risk species of fish, mussels and birds. It also would bolster the state’s outdoor economy, which generates more than $11 billion a year. Disclosure: National Wildlife Federation contributes to our fund for reporting on Climate Change/Air Quality, Endangered Species & Wildlife, Energy Policy, Water.

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Local Theatre Professionals Team Up to Present Reading of New Play By Desert Star Staff PALM SPRINGS, CA - A small group of local theatre professionals will join together to present a public reading of a new play by a local Coachella Valley dramatist. A reading of Ellie, a new play by Bruce Bonafede, will be performed at the Palm Desert Public Library on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The reading will be produced by Writers Stage Productions. Admission is free. Ellie is a two-character drama: a pair of older men— brothers—mourn the death of one of their wives, but their mourning leads to a clash that escalates into

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a confrontation with lifechanging consequences. It will feature Barry Cutler and Richard Marlow, and will be directed by award-winning director Howard Shangraw, a Hi-Desert resident. Barry Cutler has been a professional actor for more than 50 years. He has appeared on many TV shows and in films, as well as on stages nationwide including the Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, and Kodak (now Dolby) theatres. He lives in Palm Desert. Richard Marlow is an actor, director, and scenic designer who has appeared in, directed, or designed many

of the area’s most successful theatre productions. He also lives in Palm Desert. The author, Bruce Bonafede, is an award-winning playwright and has been a member of the Dramatists Guild since 1981. His full-length play Crusade will have its world premiere at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival in August 2019. His short play Greater Than Nina will be produced in New York in October. He lives in Palm Springs. Admission to the reading is free and tickets are not required. The Palm Desert Public Library is located at 73-300 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. July 24, 2019

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Save Money on Summer Road Trips By Desert Star Staff If financial constraints are keeping you from exploring the world, it may be time to reassess your approach to travel. From road trips across the country to jaunts across your state, there are plenty of ways to curb costs, so your biggest challenge is finding more days away from the office, not replenishing your bank account. Make reservations in advance. Shopping early for lodging is one way to save. Give yourself plenty of time to watch deals so you can grab the best one, and if it’s possible, be flexible with the travel dates. Shifting your trip by even a day can sometimes make a difference in the rates. Utilize rewards programs. Shopper loyalty programs make it easy to save money on essential purchases. Not only can you access exclusive card-holder discounts, but you can accumulate rewards points or even earn cash back. For example, with the Shell | Fuel Rewards® credit cards, you can save 10 cents per gallon (up to 20 gallons) every time you fill up at Shell,

in addition to earning rebates on other qualifying purchases. See store for details or learn more at shell.us/roadtrip. Share the journey. If your travel party consists of multiple families, consolidate into as few vehicles as you can. This helps minimize costs on everything from gas to per-vehicle admission fees at destinations like national parks. Pack snacks. Next to lodging, food is the biggest expense you’re likely to encounter on a road trip. Consider packing snacks for the road so you can save money while managing your hunger. Alternatively, an option like the Shell | Fuel Rewards Mastercard lets you earn rebates on qualifying purchases made with the card. Be conscious of your gas mileage. You may not have much of a choice when it comes to which vehicle you’ll drive, but paying more attention to your driving habits can stretch your gas tank a little further. Be sure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. If your vehicle is a gas guzzler, consider renting a more efficient vehicle for the trip.

Photo courtesy of Getty Weigh the additional cost of the rental versus what you may spend in fuel for your personal car before making a decision. Research attractions. Admission fees to various attractions can really add up, but a little pre-planning can

help you capitalize on discount days and other special deals. If your plans are flexible, you can schedule your trip around those offers to capture the same experiences at a significantly lower price tag. Travel doesn’t have to

drain your wallet. Managing your trips with practical tips like these may even free up enough funds so you can fit in an extra adventure or two. Content courtesy of Shell Family Features

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