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United Way VIP Gala

Kalena Poulsen, Rosa Punce, Sylvia Soto, Brenda Quintero, Ericka Dierkes. Photo by Pat Krause. Story and Photos by Pat Krause The 27th Annual VIP gala, Paris En Rouge, was held on May 12th at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. This is the fourth year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel has hosted the event. There was a special cocktail hour with a “Rouge Cocktail” for the guests. This gala is growing each year for the

United Way of the Desert. They raised over $150,000 last year and hope to increase even more this year. The event was underwritten by local Philanthropist and owner of Spencers Restaurant, Harold Matzner. The Gala is proud that all monies raised stay in the Desert. The event honored

By Desert Star Staff Donald Trump said he wanted to discuss “facts” with Russia, ranging from airline safety to terrorism, during last week’s White House meeting. A Washington Post story has accused him of revealing classified information to Russian officials. In a tweet, Trump said he had an “absolute right” to discuss these matters with Russia, noting that the conversation was held at an “openly scheduled” White House meeting. The “facts” discussed included terrorism and airline flight safety, according to Trump, who noted that he wants Russia to “greatly step up their fight” against Islamic

State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Trump sent out the tweets after a Washington Post story accused him of revealing highly classified information to Russian officials during last week’s Oval Office meeting. “We had a very, very successful meeting with the foreign minister of Russia,” Trump said on Tuesday, answering a question at a White House event with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. “We want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible. And that’s one of the beautiful things that happening with Turkey.” The claims in the Washington Post have

the late, Supervisor John J. Benoit. His lovely wife and children were present to receive this honor. United Way Board President and Gala Chair Lynne Stephenson, spoke to the guests about the importance of the charity and the wonderful work they do. They chose the theme, Paris En Rouge for a different

fresh approach for this gala. There was a delicious French Inspired Dinner with fine wines. The cocktail reception heard the fabulous band, The Sensation Showband, entertain. Several guests enjoyed dancing to the music prior to the dinner. The Sensation Showband with its great singers also

entertained for dancing after dinner. There was a large live auction during the cocktail hour and an active auction just before dessert was served. There were nine dynamic auction items to help raise money for this worthy cause. A gala of this size takes a Continues on Page 12

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A. J. Lambert at the Purple Room

Nancy Sinatra and Michael Holmes. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause The Purple Room in Palm Springs hosts many dinner-celebrity events throughout the year. On Saturday night, May 13th. They brought in A. J. Lambert, the granddaughter of old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was a Valley resident, singer, actor and more who was loved and famous all over the world. The event starts

with a delectable dinner and refreshments before the show. Lambert comes on stage to tell everyone that she will be singing the songs of a Sinatra album, “In The Wee Hours.” She told about how the album was conceived differently at that time. Producers told singers what to sing, but Frank Sinatra wanted to do an album with songs that told a story from

A. J. Lambert. Photo by Pat Krause start to finish. This was a new idea at the time and not like Bing Crosby and other singers who just sang songs that they were told to sing. She said the stories in the songs were part of his ups and downs in life. She didn’t know if the songs were picked because of this romances or losses but the songs did tell a story, and it was a lot about his feelings at the time.

Sanctuary Palm Springs

L.D.Thompson. Kerry Hendricks, David Rothmiller and Jeff Stanley. Photo by Pat Krause Story and Photos by Pat Krause Sanctuary Palm Springs Held a Guardian Angel Launch event at the home of the Founders of Sanctuary Palm Springs, David Rothmiller and L.D. Thompson in Palm Springs. David and L.D. introduced the brand new Program Manager, John Casey to the guests. Casey has years of experience and will bring his ideas to help this fresh important program in our Desert. Board members were also introduced along with Program Directors and the House Managers. The newest resident to Sanctuary is a young woman who will finish High School at the end of the year and is so excited to be able to go to a home that will help her. The Residents will be kids who are 18 up till their 21st birthday that came from Foster Homes and have no

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place to go. The first house will be operational the end of May, and the other will open in August. They already have kids who are looking forward to being in one of the homes. Many of these kids have terrible stories of loss of family when they came out to abuses and bullying. These homes will give them dignity and a place of safety with kids who came from similar circumstances. Sanctuary started with just one donated home and now has two houses that will have six kids in each home, and the homes will be gender neutral. People have donated their time to upgrade these homes to be a place for kids who have met the standards required by law. Sanctuary Palm Springs gets some help from the state, but they need the support of the Guardian Angels to be able to continue this

She sang one of my favorites from the album, Mood Indigo, which she sang with a lot of emotions. Then she sang many more songs from that Album. She has a great voice which she inherited from her Granddad and Mom. She talked lovingly about her grand father and her time with him. I noticed her mother Nancy Sinatra was in the audience to support her

daughter. What a nice tribute to have her Mother in the audience just before Mothers Day. Purple Room owner, Michael Holmes, graciously posed for a photo with Nancy Sinatra before the Show. The room was very quiet, so they were definitely enjoying her performance. There are a lot of other singers coming soon. Everyone can always dine on the great

Randy George, Ellen Wolf, Diane Jacoby and Tim O’Bayley. Photo by Pat Krause program. These are the only support group homes of its kind. They know first-hand the importance of helping kids at this time in their lives, to inspire these kids and

fix their injured lives. They provide mentor programs and have 2 general and two house managers to oversee the whole program. Guardian Angels donate a monthly

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Does Your HOA Have The Required Rules?

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL Operating rules are often called “house rules” or “rules and regulations” by associations in California. Under Civil Code 4350(a), rules must be written, and under Civil Code 4340 are adopted by the board of directors. In adopting or changing rules, boards must follow the procedure stated in Civil Code 4360. Most rules are tailored by the board of directors to the needs and desires of a given community, and may address parking, meeting

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procedures, architectural standards, or other topics. However, many associations are not aware that each association, regardless of size, must have five sets of rules prescribed by statute. Election rules: Civil Code 5105 requires associations to have election rules. The statute gives the basic requirements of election rules. These rules would apply not only to board elections, but also to any matter on which a membership vote is required and which requires the 30 day notice and other procedures required by Civil Code 5100(a). These rules must conform to the bylaws, but also can add additional requirements regarding candidate eligibility, per the appellate case of Friars Village v. Hansing from 2013. Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) Policies: Civil Code 5905 requires all associations to adopt a fair and reasonable policy to establish an IDR procedure,

in which a homeowner may meet with another homeowner or the board to try to work things out short of litigation. If an association fails to create such a policy, Civil Code 5915 sets forth the procedure. Architectural Modification Request Procedures: A frequent board and management function is to respond to homeowners who wish to modify their residence or adjacent common area. Civil Code 4765 requires associations to have a written procedure for the process. If the association has no procedure in its rules, then homeowners and board alike have no guidance as to how applications are to be processed. Assessment Delinquency Enforcement Policies: Civil Code 5730 recites detailed disclosures regarding association handling of delinquent assessments, and under Civil Code 5310(6) is part of the Annual Policy Statement to be published

to members. Civil Code 5310(7) also requires that the association policies in enforcing lien rights be specified and annually given to members. Associations might adopt the contents of Civil Code 5730 as rules and then add any lien enforcement policies to satisfy Section 5310(7). Schedule of Fines: Most associations have a practice of imposing fines, after a hearing, to discourage members from violating association rules and covenants. However, many do not know that the only fines which can be imposed are those which are disclosed in the association’s written rules. Civil Code 5850(c) restricts fines to those as stated in the written fine schedule in effect at the time of the violation. Each of these five rule sets apply to all residential or mixed use common interest developments in California. The IDR, delinquency,

architectural modification application procedures, and the schedule of fines must be disclosed annually as part of the Annual Policy Statement under Civil 5310. Each of these rules must be adopted pursuant to the process in Civil Code 4360, so remember to give the members the exact text of the proposed rule change at least 30 days before the board vote on the proposed changes, and allow for open forum comments before adopting the rules.

By Janice Gough Investors should begin to re-balance their portfolios if they are to make further gains this year. Forecast from many investor analysts sees most markets ending the year about where they are right now, citing that the market has already made the majority of gains for the year. The S&P500 achieved these returns during this recent cycle. Mid-to lower, singledigit returns are expected from the S&P 500. With an expectation of future volatility there may be some opportunities for those who can make changes and rebalance, as opportunities arise. Most asset classes are up currently, however, that’s not a condition expected to persist. All asset classes, with the exception of commodities, are higher. Commodity prices are expected to trade within a very narrow range of values in the coming year. According to analysts, here are some suggestions for opportunities in today’s environment and investments that may reward investors. High quality stocks added to a diversified portfolio, which is regularly rebalanced could provide more stability. Some sectors to consider are industrials, consumer discretionary, financials and health care sectors. Consumer discretionary sector encompasses durable goods, apparel, leisure and entertainment, and automobiles. Considering

the current volatility in the sectors of energy, utilities and consumer staples, low growth is expected. Opportunities could emerge in industries who will benefit from trends such as globalization, growing and aging populations, and alternative energy. Real estate investment trusts should benefit from their relatively attractive yields and potential for growth as the current recovery continues to support demand for real estate. Alternatives are good investments in many markets for more sophisticated investors. Alternative investments’ potential may enhance both returns and diversification while also protecting against the downside risk and can be used by qualified investors seeking to build more flexible portfolios, especially as the economic and credit cycles mature. Strategies that have low net exposure profiles, such as “equity hedge” and “relative value” can be used to offset volatility. Strategies like these allow investors to participate in global equity, credit and fixed income markets without having to rebalance. Investors who make portfolio adjustments as opportunities arise, will be more likely to achieve their long-term investment goals. If you have invested in bonds, you may consider moving up in credit quality. The U.S. dollar appreciation could negatively affect performance of investments in developing markets. There is the potential for wide swings

in the currency’s value as markets adjust to normalizing interest rates and inflation. Consideration should be given to currency factors and oil prices when adding international bond exposure. As interest rates continue to rise, active strategies should be employed to mitigate downside risks and capture the upside of the market.

Janice Gough is a Financial Advisor in Palm Springs and can be reach via email at janice@ goughfinancialsvcs.com or by calling (760) 251-7724 or Cell (650) 200-8291. Contact us today for your Complimentary Review. We specialize in Retirement Income planning and “Safe” investments

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Equal Pay for Women Would Cut Colo. Poverty Rate in Half DENVER – How many moms asked for equal pay for Mother’s Day?

By Desert Star Staff Women are now the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with young children, and if they were paid the same as comparable male workers, 26 million children across the U.S. would benefit, according to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Study director Jessica Milli, a senior research associate at the institute, stresses closing the gender wage gap is much more than a women’s issue. “The additional income that equal pay would add to family incomes would reduce the poverty rate among children by nearly half, and so that was also a really striking finding from our analysis,” she states. The report found Colorado’s poverty rate would drop from 5.6 percent

to under 3 percent. Milli says the pay gap isn’t always a result of unfair bosses – it’s partly because more women work in jobs that have traditionally paid less. But Milli contends new policies, such as prohibiting employers from asking applicants for their salary histories, would prevent lower earnings from following women into new jobs. Researchers compared women and men of the same age, education levels and working the same number of hours. In Colorado, women would see a bump in pay of more than $5,800 a year if paid the same as men. Milli notes equal pay would also boost states’ economies. “Equal pay would add more than $500 billion in

Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, a loss of more than $415,000 over a 40-year career, according to the National Women’s Law Center. (Getty Images) wage and salary income to the national economy, which is about 2.8 percent of GDP in 2016,” she states. The pay gap hits women of color especially hard. According

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Prepare for “Age Tax” Under Health Care Bill, Say Opponents

By Desert Star Staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Analysts predict insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8,000 for people 50 and older under the American Health Care Act that will go before the U.S. Senate in the coming days. In addition to removing

protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the bill would allow insurers to charge as much as five times the premiums for older policyholders compared to their younger counterparts. The plan is raising concerns for people like Cecilia Munoz, who served as director of domestic policy

in the Obama administration. “The AARP is calling what the House passed an ‘age tax.’ If Congress is going to be tinkering with health care coverage, they should be focusing on ways to make sure that costs go down, rather than up,” Munoz said. “The results of what the House passed are

really very clear: people lose coverage, fewer people will have coverage; the people who have coverage will be paying more for their premiums.” AARP estimates premiums would increase for all ages starting at about age 46. While people between the ages of 20 and 29 will see some savings, it would amount to about $700 a year. The advocacy group also estimates 40 percent of adults ages 50 to 64 have a pre-existing condition that could cause their coverage to be denied. Dave Chaney, vice president with the Tennessee Medical Association, said he and others are concerned about any possible reduction in state block-grant funding that supports programs such as TennCare. “And in Tennessee we’ve supported block grants, or a per-capita allotment, to give the flexibility in how we administer our Medicaid program or TennCare,” Chaney said. “But

KMIR Angela Monroe The Coachella Valley Association of Governments votes yes for their final route of the CV Link. The CV Link will be connecting valley cities -- most of them. Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells, both who raised objections, are left out. “I live in Rancho Mirage and it’s kind of unfortunate they aren’t coming around to it now, but in the future

when they see what good it’s doing for the whole valley, I’m sure future city councils will come around and accept it,” said Gary Lueders with Friends of CV Link. Right now Rancho Mirage City Council is voicing concerns about where the path is ending. “Even though we have said we don’t want it, we’re concerned about the terminus of the EIR of it dumping bikers, walkers,

etcetera onto Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage,” said Councilman Ted Weill. The meeting was packed as people for and against voicing their thoughts on the proposed now 40 mile path for walkers, golf carts and bikers. Cathedral City resident Leititia Collins said, “We provide rides for people that have physical disabilities, and we ride low profile bikes. There is no way we can get

on the road safely, visibility is much lower, and we need a safe place to ride.” Palm Springs resident Anna Nevenic said, “This is just something that will be used by the people who do not live here, local people will get no benefit at all and we are the ones paying the price, so what is for us: nothing.” Executive Director for Coachella Valley Association Of Governments, Tom Kirk, says there are still more steps

AARP and other groups call the American Health Care Act’s provision that allows people over 50 to be charged more for health coverage an “age tax.” (sparkle glowpug/Flickr)

when we’re talking about a reduction in where states would likely receive less money from the Federal government, then states are going to be unable to cover more people without changing eligibility requirements or benefits. “ As someone who worked closely in the development of the Affordable Care Act, Munoz said it’s important to remember how long it took to get some form of universal coverage for Americans. “It took us 100 years to get to the health care reform law that passed in the Obama administration,” she said. “Once you land on sort of the first iteration of health care, it’s not going to be perfect. But we should be talking about making it better, not getting into a situation where millions of people lose their coverage.” Munoz said “making the plan better” means looking at ways to lower medical costs and prescription drug expenses.

to go, but construction should start later this year with a lower price tag than $100 million with less of the path. “The cost will certainly come down now that Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells are definitively not a part of the project, and those costs will come as construction crews come on and give us bids,” said Kirk. Source: KMIR

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Immigrants: When ICE Comes Calling, Be Prepared By Desert Star Staff PHOENIX – Families of mixed immigration status in Arizona are being told to make a plan. Under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, just about anyone who lives in the U.S. who is not a legal resident can be deported, sometimes quickly. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are stopping people on their way to work, or when they appear for a routine meeting. In two recent Phoenix cases, parents were detained and deported in less than 48 hours. Abril Gallardo, program developer with the immigrants’ rights group Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), says that doesn’t give a family much time to react. “They should be connected with an attorney,

but also have a plan in case the individual – their family member, their loved one – is detained,” she stresses. Almost two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have lived in the U.S. for a decade or longer, and many own homes or have children who are U.S. citizens. Gallardo says these families need to decide ahead of time who will watch the children and take care of their property if an adult family member is detained. Trump maintains the crackdown is needed to protect public safety. Recently, LUCHA went door-to-door through parts of Phoenix, handing out flyers and telling immigrants about their rights should ICE agents come knocking. Their advice? Don’t open the door unless agents have a warrant, and don’t sign anything without

The Trump administration has authorized greater use of expedited removals, which allows deportation of immigrants without going before a judge. (Wikimedia Commons) talking to an attorney. Gallardo says people are hungry for this kind of information. “There is fear,” she states. “There is uncertainty. But I think all of that together is moving people to take action.” Immigration attorneys

suggest people who might be detained should memorize important phone numbers, because ICE will confiscate their cell phone. The group United We Dream has an emergency hotline at 844-363-1423. In addition to hiring

another 15,000 ICE and Border Patrol agents, the Trump administration has authorized greater use of expedited removals, which allows deportation of immigrants without going before a judge.

cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, but hasn’t addressed this bill specifically. Rodney said those at the rally support several other state-level immigration proposals as well. “It also includes the Dignity Not Detention Act, to improve the treatment of immigrants in detention centers, and ending the practice of detaining immigrants for profit,” he said. “And the Investing in Immigrant Families budget package will protect services and bolster due process for folks who are vulnerable.” Dozens of immigrants’ rights groups from across the state are expected to take part. The rally starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by more than 70 visits with legislators.

challenges at multiple levels.” In 2015, the USDA and the US Environmental Protection Agency called for a 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2030. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said global food production can feed the world’s population, yet 780 million people live with chronic hunger. The UN attributes this food scarcity to “poor harvesting practices, as well as food wastage.” Others point out that profit motive and market forces demand food waste, and that no answer to the questions of global hunger and foodresource allocation can come from the current concentrations of power in the food system.

Immigrants’ Advocates Rally at Calif. Capitol for “Sanctuary State”

By Desert Star Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Advocates for immigrants are promoting the idea of making California a “sanctuary state,” with a big rally this morning on the steps of the Capitol

building in Sacramento. Monday is the 21st annual California Immigrant Policy Day, and groups are showing support for Senate Bill 54. Known as the California Values Act, it would ban

immigration enforcement at public schools, libraries, courthouses and hospitals. Jon Rodney is communications director with the California Immigrant Policy Center, which is coordinating

the event. He said the Golden State should resist the Trump Administration’s deportation policies wherever possible. “This year, all of us have a choice,” Rodney said. “Will we be complicit in the federal government’s cruel persecution of our neighbors and our loved ones? Or will we stand up for our values of equality, dignity and community?” The State Senate has already passed SB 54, and it now goes to the Assembly. The bill instructs local police not to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they’re about to release people who are undocumented, except for those convicted of serious, violent felonies. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull federal funding from cities that limit

By Desert Star Staff Nutrient-rich foods are disproportionately wasted at high rates, says a new study that researchers believe could breathe new life into solutions addressing the nearly 40 percent of food wasted out of all produced in the US. Between 30 and 40 percent of food produced in the US is wasted at one point or another in the supply chain. Yet, past studies of American food waste have not included information on the nutritional content of this wasted food. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future sought to remedy this, using Loss-

Adjusted Food Availability data from the US Department of Agriculture to calculate the nutritional value of food waste for 213 commodities in 2012. On Monday, researchers revealed their findings in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Focusing on 27 different nutrients, researchers found that the “lost nutrients” of food wasted in the US in 2012 could have supplied 1,217 calories, 33 grams of protein, 5.9 grams of dietary fiber, 1.7 micrograms of vitamin D, 286 milligrams calcium and 880 milligrams potassium per person, per day. “Our findings illustrate how food waste exists alongside inadequate intake of many

nutrients,”said Marie Spiker, the study’s lead author. For instance, the amount of dietary fiber wasted daily could provide for more than 73 million American women, a group that under-consumed fiber by 8.9 grams per day in 2012. In addition, “the daily amount of wasted dietary fiber is equivalent to the amount needed to fill this nutritional gap for as many as 206.6 million adult women,” the study found. The authors said that food waste occurs in a variety of ways, and there is currently new and developing awareness of how to curb such waste in the face of so much need. They believe their approach of analyzing

the nutrients that are wasted in this process could help reframe food recovery efforts. “This study offers us new ways of appreciating the value of wasted food. While not all food that is wasted could or should be recovered, it reminds us that we are dumping a great deal of high quality, nutritious food that people could be enjoying,” said Roni Neff, director of the Center for a Livable Future’s Food System Sustainability & Public Health Program.”We should keep in mind that while food recovery efforts are valuable, food recovery doesn’t get to the heart of either the food insecurity problem or the waste problem. We need strategies addressing these

The Trump administration has authorized greater use of expedited removals, which allows deportation of immigrants without going before a judge. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Mother’s Day Health “Garden” Planted Opposing Health Bill By Desert Star Staff SALT LAKE CITY – In honor of Mother’s Day, activists with the group, Utah Indivisible, concerned about the impacts of the American Health Care Act, planted more than 300 paper flowers outside the offices of Utah’s congressional delegation Monday. Kellie Henderson - one of the event’s organizers - says each flower has the name of a constituent on the front, and on the back is an account of how the new health-care law making its way through Congress would affect them or their families. “People who are afraid for their mother who is a cancer survivor, or their children who are born with heart conditions, or their brother who uses Medicaid and relies on those services and would be hurt by cuts,” she explains. The flowers were

delivered to representatives in the afternoon. Backers of the bill say people with pre-existing conditions still could get coverage in high-risk pools, and claim shifting Medicaid costs to states will allow for more innovative approaches to covering children and low-income residents. According to a national poll released last week, just 21 percent of voters support the proposed law. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million Americans would lose coverage under the AHCA. Henderson attended a town-hall meeting last week with Rep. Chris Stewart, a Republican in Utah’s 2nd District, and disagrees with his claim that lost coverage would only happen by choice. “Utah families know that

By Desert Star Staff Two women have sued Walmart, America’s largest private employer, claiming it discriminates against pregnant employees. The suit seeks class-action status, and comes as a settlement has been proposed in another discrimination case against the company. Talisa Borders and Otisha Woolbright say that, until 2014, Walmart had a company-wide policy that denied pregnant workers the same accommodations as workers with other disabilities, treating expectant mothers as “second-class citizens.” That policy, they said, was in violation of federal law, which requires employers to treat pregnancy as a temporary disability and provide work accommodations to pregnant women. Such accommodations include providing “light duty, alternative assignments, disability leave, or unpaid leave to pregnant employees if it does so for other temporarily disabled employees,”according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If the proposal to turn the case into a class-action lawsuit is accepted, it could include at least 20,000 women and possibly up to 50,000 who worked at Walmart while pregnant before the policy was changed. Borders worked at a Walmart in Illinois, where she was reprimanded for asking her co-workers to climb ladders and lift heavy boxes for her during her pregnancy. She was forced to take unpaid leave, and her pay was $2.00 less per hour when she returned, according to the lawsuit. Woolbright worked at a Walmart in Florida. Her manager in the deli department told

her that pregnancy was “no excuse” for avoiding heavy lifting, according to the lawsuit. She was fired after injuring herself lifting trays that weighed up to 50 lbs and then making inquiries about Walmart’s pregnancy policy, she said. In March 2014, the Arkansas-based company changed its policy, but lawyers for the two women say the new version did not go far enough to protect expectant employees, and they are considering filing a second lawsuit over the new policy, Reuters reported. It is unclear whether that separate lawsuit over the new policy would also seek class-action status. One woman who could join the second lawsuit is Candis Riggins, who filed a pregnancy discrimination charge with the EEOC against Walmart in December 2014, after the company changed its policy. Riggins was a maintenance worker in Maryland, and became sickened by toxic cleaning chemicals she was using at work. When she gave her Walmart managers a doctor’s note and asked to be temporarily transferred to another position during her pregnancy, she was instead told twice to take a career preference test, the complaint read. She was never reassigned, and was eventually fired, two months after the new pregnancy policy went into effect. “I didn’t hear back from anyone,” Riggins told the Washington Post at the time she filed the complaint. “Even though I wasn’t able to stomach anything.” In response to Riggins’ case and those like hers, Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in June 2015, but it never gained any

Activists planted more than 300 paper flowers outside the offices of Utah’s congressional delegation yesterday, each with a testimonial from a resident concerned about the American Health Care Act. (Courtney Henderson Marden) care that they can’t afford is care that they don’t get,” she says. “It’s just so out of touch to say that people would voluntary stop purchasing insurance. They would go without care and they wouldn’t be able to afford insurance.” Henderson adds that loss

of coverage could hit Utah’s new families especially hard. “We could go back to those days when only 12 percent of insurers covered maternity care,” she adds. “And so even a healthy pregnancy, if you don’t have that coverage, you could end up paying over $10,000 just

to have a baby. That could easily wipe out someone’s savings, put them into substantial debt.” The AHCA cleared the House in early May. Twenty Republicans joined all 193 Democrats in opposition. The Senate could hear the measure later this month.

traction. A similar bill was introduced in the House by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-New York). It was referred to committee, but never went any further in the process. The new lawsuit comes as a settlement has been proposed in a different class-action case claiming discrimination. In that suit, the plaintiffs say that Walmart denied health benefits to the same-sex spouses of its employees. The lead plaintiff, Jacqueline

Cote, worked as an associate in Massachusetts from 2006 to 2012. During the annual open enrollment periods for benefits, Cote attempted to add her wife to her insurance. Samesex marriage has been legal in the Bay State since 2004. “When Cote entered her spouse’s gender as ‘female,’ the online system would stop her from proceeding further,” the lawsuit said. “When she called Walmart’s home office to investigate, she was told

that Walmart did not offer health insurance coverage to same-sex spouses.” Walmart changed its policy in 2013. By that point, Cote’s wife was battling ovarian cancer, and faced $150,000 in medical bills. Her wife died last year. The proposed settlement between Walmart and its current and former employees is $7.5 million, the Springfield Republican reported. A fairness hearing is scheduled for Monday.

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How to Cash in on the Gig Economy By Desert Star Staff There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market. Nowadays more and more Americans are becoming a part of this employment shift. In fact, according to a CareerBuilder survey, 29 percent of workers have some sort of side hustle, especially millennials -- 44 percent of 2534 year-olds and 39 percent of those between 18-24 report having a side gig. According to a Princeton University study, the percentage of workers engaged in alternative work arrangements rose from 10.7 percent in February 2005 to 15.8 percent in late 2015, while employment in traditional jobs rose by only 0.4 percent during the same period. These days, being a freelancer, consultant or independent contractor might mean selling goods through a company like Arbonne or running a home-based business. Whether you’re a new graduate looking for a job, a retiree looking for extra cash, or a stay-at-home parent hoping to grow your nest egg, there are many advantages to becoming part of the gig economy. Here are a few ways to cash in. What’s Your Worth?:

When it comes to getting paid, many times you can call the shots, setting your own hours and rates. Explore resources like the Editorial Freelancers Association to learn the going rates for writing, editing, Web design and more. And if you’re working on something more technical that requires specialized knowledge, your work could be worth more; resources like BeeWits can help you calculate fair compensation online. Know Your Numbers: Avoid additional tax assessments and penalties by reporting all income received on your tax return. Do your research and talk to a certified accountant to see if you’re eligible for deductions. Common deductible expenses include gas mileage, subscriptions, and tools, equipment or

services used for business. Purpose and Protection: With autonomy comes responsibility. Take special care of your independence and income by planning ahead. Many personal insurance policies don’t cover incidents that happen when you are being paid to do a job. However, there are options. “Some insurance carriers offer special policies and endorsements that protect gig economy workers,” says Ann Zaprazny, senior vice president of Commercial Products, Erie Insurance. “We strongly advise gig economy workers to talk with their insurance agents about their specific needs and situations before taking on risk. Without such coverages, you could be on the hook for expenses if, for example, you get into a car

accident on the way to pick up a passenger while driving for a ridesharing service, or are a victim of theft when your in-home stock of LuLaRoe inventory goes missing.” Stash and Save: Four in 10 self-employed workers don’t have a retirement account, according to a survey from Small Business Majority. Opening an Individual 401(k), a Simple IRA or SEP IRA may be viable ways self-employed individuals can save for retirement. Even just stashing some money in your savings account monthly can go a long way. While it might be tempting to splurge now, the payout could be huge in the future. Don’t work hard without also working smart. Get savvy so you can maximize your earnings and protect your extra income. StatePoint

NYC Freelancers Get Protection from Wage Theft

’More than 70 percent of freelancers surveyed had been cheated out of pay. (Pexels) By Desert Star Staff NEW YORK – Freelance workers and independent contractors in New York City now have added protection from people who don’t pay. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act went into effect on Monday. More than a million New Yorkers work as freelancers, and according to Caitlin Pearce, director of member engagement for the Freelancers Union, more than 70 percent have been cheated out of pay they’ve earned at an average of $6,000 a year. “With this law, clients www.desertstarweekly.com

who hire freelancers will have to use a contract, will have to pay within 30 days, and if they pay their freelancers late then they’re going to be facing a host of different types of penalties,” she explains. Penalties can include double damages and attorney fees. The Freelancers Union hopes the law becomes a model for other cities and states around the country. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs will be assisting freelancers who are having problems getting paid. And

as Pearce points out, the definition of “freelancer” in the law is quite broad. “As long as you’re working for yourself and you’re a 1099er and you’ve been

doing more than $800 worth of work over the course of four months, the law would apply to you,” she adds. Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of American workers in “alternative work arrangements” increased from 10.1 percent to almost 16 percent. Pearce adds that it’s often hard to find legal help to collect relatively small amounts of money, so the Freelancers Union also has launched a new smartphone app to put freelancers in touch with a team of 30 attorneys. “So if someone is having a nonpayment issue, they can just come to us, and download our app, and connect with one of our lawyers,” she says. The phone app is available on the web at freelancersunion.org.

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HOROSCOPES ARIES

You may be dreaming more often, feeling more instinctive, sometimes confused, sensitive, inspired and insightful. Prayer, meditation, study, contemplation are good for you. They create compassion and a deeply caring way of being. When you find yourself in a group calling you to leadership to help create the future the needed skills, tools and virtues appear. The new world is what you are to initiate.

TAURUS You have one task now – a focus upon health. Tend to joints and bones and your heart, taking more calcium/ magnesium, not allowing anxiety or stress, eating calming foods. Swimming in warm salt pools is recommended. Use practicality to care for yourself. You must choose daily – to be out and about socially, leading everyone into the future, or remaining at home, in the garden building toward perfect health. Begin each day facing the early morning Sun. Eyes wide open.

GEMINI Something revelatory happens between you and the world, you and work, and you and certain groups. You’re inspired, encouraged and guided. With careful study, years of preparation, and viewing the past in terms of

MAY 17 – 23, 2017 ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST BY RISA D’ANGELES

cultivating your gifts, a spiritual pathway opens. Choices and commitments are more easily made, and gratitude settles in your heart. The next festival is the Gemini festival of Goodwill. Plan to participate.

CANCER What have you been sensing, feeling and thinking of during these spring festivals? Do you feel you’re being introduced to new qualities within yourself, a new identity emerging? Do these days make you feel generous and at home? Is there a new reality or interest presenting itself? You want to participate fully. But you know it’s not quite the right timing. Are you gardening, redecorating, expanding your foundation? Love is close by.

You will relate better with others, especially those close to you, if you offer love as unqualified and unconditional. This is something many of us need yet to learn. We don’t quite know how to love. But when we do so, we flourish and thrive and discover greater support and the needed guidance. Challenging others doesn’t work. Curiosity, listening, care and compassion do. They nourish all hearts.

LIBRA

Think, visualize and pray daily for all that you want and need your life to be. Include art, creativity and loving relationships partnerships. If you’re not sure of your needs, ask yourself each day, “What are my hopes, dreams and wishes? What are my LEO abilities and gifts?” In the coming months, you become You’re becoming more stronger, more resilient. Take perceptive, intuitive and cautionary care with money and enlightened and this affects resources. You need fishes in a those you work with. Someone, fish bowl and an apricot canary. something (words, ideas, SCORPIO memories of someone in particular) will create a shift into greater and deeper awareness Use your resources and of how you have related in investments in terms of previous relationships. Your preparing for the future. Find mind sorts through ideas of a forward-thinking money intimacy, money, sadness manager. Think seriously sometimes, and old dreams. about a new economy needing Love is good, all the time, to unfold. It will look much even when it hurts, which different than our present one. means you’re learning. Don’t speculate in the old economy. Consider precious VIRGO metals. Study books on greenhouses and bio- shelters

and the resources needed to create these environments. You then become forward thinking.

SAGITTARIUS The planets are affecting your sense of self, your identity, your money, your family, home situation, creativity and possibilities in terms of relationships, partnerships, and for some, marriage. So many different realities pulsing about. Something kind and benevolent, something sacrificial and sad is remembered in your family. Are relatives and loved ones on your mind? Your remembering creates the needed relinquishment.

CAPRICORN You’re thinking optimistically about doing something new about who you are in the world, your talents and gifts. You want to bring more grace, goodness, ease and beauty to your life and the life of humanity. You recognize everyone’s doing their very best, especially you, and you’re asking for more opportunities in the world. Begin writing (journaling) in earnest and even drawing how you want to serve the world. This is your next creative endeavor.

order to stabilize yourself in the future. This means more attention to the well-being of your finances. Don’t forget to always help others. When we serve others, our needs are always taken care of. The charts show a focus on home, past, present and future. Follow what calls to you. It loves you.

PISCES Neptune in Pisces brings forth revelations and visions and, at times, confusion. Neptune blends many realities into one reality and specifics dissolve away. Be aware and observe this occurring. Neptune is not the planet of detail. It’s the planet of refinement, of parting the veils, of creative imagination and realms where dreams come true. Neptune transits can make us experience exhaustion. Magnesium, Vitamins A, B & D3 help stabilize the body. Tend carefully to health in these times. 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.

AQUARIUS Money and resources are going through a definite change. You want adequate money in

Own Summer Entertaining Like a Boss

By Desert Star Staff Make living easy and delicious this summer with Mediterranean-style snacks, appetizers and party trays that are ready to serve in a snap. Whatever the occasion, from barbecues to graduations, you can have a full season of al fresco fun with these ideas.

with flowers for a pleasing presentation. When guests arrive, get a glass in their hands so they will feel welcome and ready to enjoy your delicious foods. The key to enjoyable entertaining is being both prepared and being part of the party. Create a self-serve atmosphere that gives you, the host, more freedom to Decorating and Serving Tips enjoy time with your guests. Choose bright tulips, sunflowers and gerbera daisies Smart Staples for a cheery table setting. With smart staples on Cluster plates of appetizers hand it’s easy to get the party

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started. Olives for example, are the centerpiece of the Mediterranean diet. Packed with flavor, they are wonderfully versatile. Combined with fresh flavors of seasonal produce, such as asparagus, tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers, they can brighten any platter with a rich and satisfying burst of flavor. They are also a natural with any cheese, added to pasta, or served alongside hummus, rustic style breads and refreshing, summery wines. One, Two, Three Skewers May 17, 2017

Try this tasty idea: Start with toothpicks to create singleserve skewers that guests can easily tote as they mingle. Choose three or four different kinds of olives, small cheese squares and slices of ready-to-eat meats. For example, begin with a Pearls Specialties Kalamata or Garlic Stuffed olive. Next add a slice of your favorite cheese cut into small squares. Then combine with a slice of salami, smoked ham or sautéed rings of flavorful sausage. Skewer everything for easy one-bite hors d’oeuvres. This combination of flavors will keep guests coming back for more. Simple Snackers For an impressive plate of appetizers, top large whole grain crackers with a dollop of hummus and cross-cut slices of Kalamata olives. To add color, flavor, and texture, try a beet or basil pesto hummus. Combine colors and flavors by adding thin cucumber slices, crumbled, marinated feta cheese, or a tangy ready-made mango salsa. Serve immediately to

keep the crackers crisp. These will disappear quickly and are very visually appealing. Homemade Olive Bar Choose an array of four or five different kinds of olives to feature on a large platter. For a variety of choices, check out Pearls Specialties Olives at local grocery stores, Target and Walmart, which offers Kalamata, Greek Queens stuffed with either garlic or jalapeno, a mixed Greek medley, and classic California Black Ripe olives. Pick up fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, a package of frozen tortellini with pesto sauce, and some bite size “bocconcini,” which are small mozzarella balls in olive either marinated with herbs and olive oil, or plain. Combine these items on one large platter in different sections and provide small snack plates and party picks for guests. For more ideas, recipes and tips, visit olives.com/pearls. With the right ingredients and cheery table settings, summer entertaining can be easy, fun and bright. StatePoint www.desertstarweekly.com


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Guardians Rock the Galaxy Once Again in Vol. 2

Take a picture with the stars at the El Capitan. Photo by Richard Reichman Hail, hail, the gang’s all here in the second installment of Marvel Studios “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Well, everyone but Groot (Vin Diesel) who died in the first story. However, his little twig, baby Groot (also voiced by Vin Diesel) is now an adorable part on the team. As in many comic book style adventures, the story begins with a battle. In the end, the Guardians, who are working for a golden queen,

are victorious. However, things take a turn for the worse when Rocket, the fast-talking rascal raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) steals some high-powered batteries for no reason. He did it just because he could. This was a bad idea and incurs the wrath of the queen and her golden minions. Family twists and turns are coupled with sibling rivalry between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and her estranged younger sister Nebula. Will

By Pamela Price Harold Lloyd, the silent film star who brought hilarity and hijacks to the 1920s silent movie era with his gags and daredevil stunts in films like Grandma’s Boy and Safety Last! Left his mark in Palm Springs as well with his glamorous desert estate completed in 1925. It became the forerunner of the Palm Springs Movie Colony and to this day “remains a crown jewel” according to Luxury Retreats, now representing this legendary estate on one very private acre just a five-minute walk from downtown Palm Springs. A major attraction that can accommodate up to 10 guests is its carefully curated Hollywood inspired photography collection, which meets the eye the moment one enters. Mesmerizing is the black-and-white portrait of

Charlie Chaplin, a contemporary of Mr. Lloyd and beneath it a photograph of Robert Downey, Jr. portraying Chaplin from the 1993 film, of the same name. From this perspective, the exhibit fans out in all directions, accentuating the ochre hues of the living and dining room in the Main House Master Suites and on to two spacious Casitas. Framed by hundred-year-old Tamarisk trees and stunning mountain views, there’s also a salt-water swimming pool and al fresco dining seating for ten guests. The 1920s era comes alive thanks to elements like the artfully hand carved wood décor, from ornate doors too marvelous ceiling treatments. “It’s a blend of Moroccan with a touch of Asian,” says Robert J. Egan, the estate’s Home Concierge. Guests can rely on him to handle the details from arranging a

their bitterness and anger be reconciled or will they wind up killing one another? There are also unspoken feelings between Gamora and Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World”). The romantic tension leaves you wondering—will he ever kiss the girl? Another sub-plot deals with the arrival of Ego (Kurt Russell) who informs Peter that he has been looking all over the galaxy for him because Peter is his long-lost son. He wants Peter to join forces with him because Peter has special powers inherited from him, and together they will be a force to be reckoned with throughout the universe. As things, go from bad to worse little Groot often is useful. And like his father, he shares the same limited vocabulary—”I am Groot.” This becomes funny whenever Rocket gives the eager tyke a job to do. It can also be frightening when at onepoint Rocket tries to show

Groot how to detonate a time bomb. Unfortunately, baby Groot always wants to push the wrong button. Will the little twig do the right thing or accidentally blow everybody up as he scurries through a small crack in the mountain. to accomplish his task. The plot lines seem a bit more convoluted than in the first film, but there are plenty of comic book actions throughout, and when it comes to laughs little Groot and Rocket steals the show loyalty, friendship and guarding the galaxy are the predominant themes in the film. And a word of advice, don’t leave during the run of the credits because several short scenes are tucked in between the credits, and the final bit is really funny involving Peter Quill and Groot Jr. Note: The comic book style scenes of battle and jeopardy may be too intense for very young impressionable children.

Theatre in Hollywood be sure to bring along your camera or smart phone so you can take photos. There is a bench with figures from the movie where you can sit next to Peter Quill, Rocket, Gamora and Groot and have your picture taken. There is also a costumed figure in a large glass case in the lobby. There is a gift shop and soda fountain next to the theatre where you can buy toys, figures from the film or enjoy a soda, ice cream sundae or a banana split before or after the movie. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 run through May 21. Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will then open at the El Capitan on May 26.. Tickets are available online at www.elcapitantickets.com , by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 or at the El Capitan Theatre box office located at 6838 Hollywood Blvd.

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Harold Dining Room. Image by Alan Carvalho private chef to a round of golf. Surrounded by iconic photographs from James Dean, Spencer Tracy, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant to 3D images of modernist architects and even a scene from the film Star Wars taken May 17, 2017

somewhere in the Tunisian desert the Harold Lloyd Estate clearly provides a stellar setting for events from weddings and family gatherings to a luxury retreat during the Coachella Festival. The dramatic setting of this historic estate, enhanced by the privacy it promises is

a vacation experience just waiting to be discovered. More about the Harold Lloyd Estate at https://www. luxuryretreats.com/vacationrentals/united-states/californiadesert-cities/palm-springs/ the-harold-lloyd-estate-119530

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MUSIC U2 delivers a stirring Joshua Tree tour opener in Vancouver BY ROBERT KINSLER

crowd-pleasing “I Will Wait.”

When: Friday, May 12, 2017 Where: B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Next: The band plays the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. The show are sold out but tickets are available for re-sale beginning at $94. U2 setlist at BC Place on May 12, 2017 1. Sunday Bloody Sunday 2. New Year’s Day 3. A Sort of Homecoming 4. MLK 5. Pride (In the Name of Love) 6. Where the Streets U2 bandshot in Vancouver. Photo by Danny North Have No Name 7. I Still Haven’t Found U2 embarked on its Joshua into the arena sky. But as the American people, but rather the whose leader Marcus Mumford What I’m Looking For Tree 2017 Tour on Friday night screen was used, it immersed 8. With or Without You and his group performed an people in power in the U.S. (May 12, 2017), performing the (but never overpowered) the 9. Bullet the Blue Sky energetic set over 50 minutes. It was revealing of U2’s band’s beloved 1987 album Irish quartet and audience 10. Running to Stand Still continuing relevancy that few in Although the band performed “The Joshua Tree” in its entirety with high-definition visuals. 11. Red Hill Mining before a relatively empty arena the crowd headed for an early as well as a number of hits For example, when “Where exit. For the night’s final song, Town (live debut) at the start, soon the seats and rarities before closing out the Streets Have No Name” 12. In God’s Country started to fill and there were the audience was rewarded the night with a beautiful new was performed, images of the 13. Trip Through Your Wires when Bono announced the band plenty of cheers and applause song during an impressive California desert rushed by 14. One Tree Hill for the troupe’s infectious brew was debuting a newly written two-hour concert at the B.C. behind the band. During the 15. Exit song, the lovely “The Little Things of folk rock, Americana and alt Place in Vancouver, Canada. subsequent “I Still Haven’t Found That Give You Away,” made all 16. Mothers of the Disappeared rock. Highlights included the The sold-out crowd of more What I’m Looking For,” detailed the more powerful because the symphonic “Little Lion Man” early Encore than 50,000 were all in their black & white photographs of in the set and alternative rocker 17. Beautiful Day band members had not only seats when U2 hit the stage at stark Joshua Trees were shown moved back to the more intimate “Tompkins Square Park” (with a 18. Elevation 9:22 p.m.. That’s a good thing, in the backdrop. During “With or stage but they all huddled Radiohead-worthy instrumental 19. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) because casual concertgoers Without You,” colorful, sunset20. One together in a tight circle to bring break) before the ensemble who arrive fashionably late draped mountains illuminated 21. Miss Sarajevo the magical night to a close. got to its best-known material in hopes of snapping selfies the stage. For the first-ever Opening up for U2 was including the melodic harmonies- 22. The Little Things That Give while an artist performs their live performance of “Red Hill You Away (new song, live debut) London’s Mumford & Sons, rich “The Cave” and majestic biggest hits would have missed Mining Town,” the horn section, out this night. In fact, with the featuring a Salvation Army Brass exception of “Beautiful Day” Band, was masterfully seen and and “One,” U2’s lengthy sixheard to enhance the occasion. song encore was focused on This crowd – like the ones material not as well known. who will fill the Rose Bowl on Before launching into the may 20 and 21 – sang and actual performance of “The clapped along during key Joshua Tree” in honor of that moments throughout the set. album’s 30th anniversary, U2 With the exception of Bono started the show by coming out using a spotlight that he held to a second stage extending and used during the fiery “Bullet about 100 feet from the main the Blue Sky,” the use of lasers stage into the audience. There and cutting-edge lighting was the band – singer Bono, not as dramatic at this show guitarist The Edge, bassist as on the band’s recent tours. Adam Clayton and drummer There was a more intimate feel Larry Mullen Jr. – delivered with the use of artfully-made a breathtaking run through films and “The Joshua Tree” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “New songs as the focus of the night. Year’s Day” (with The Edge This writer has seen U2 a juggling keyboards and electric number of times dating back guitar like a magician), “A Sort to the early 1980s and Bono’s of Homecoming,” and a stirring soaring vocals are always “MLK” that segued into a spirited balanced with inspired, spoken “Pride (In the Name of Love).” thanks for those persons The band’s decidedlyand nations who assist in the intimate positioning on that fight to wipe out HIV, help smaller stage allowed for a the poor or advance other dynamic build-up when the social justice causes. There group moved to the main stage was plenty of that this night, before fully launching into “Where but also blunt criticism of the the Streets Have No Name,” the current U.S. Administration. first song off “The Joshua Tree.” Before performing “One” It was here where the music of Bono urged the crowd to send U2 joined with a number of visual a message from Canada to elements and conceptual videos the U.S., getting the crowd that enhanced every song to to sing and repeat: “Power of come. The backdrop seemed the people / so much stronger simple, a massive layered screen than the people in power.” with a gigantic silhouette of a Bono did emphasize his single Joshua Tree rising high message was not against the

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Dark moments at The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Mathew Christianson, Michael Green, Alan K. Rode and Monika Henreid. Photo by Pat Krause

Debbie Supple Miller, Ric Supple, Terry Masters and Rozene Supple. Photo by Pat Krause

By Pam Price It’s a daunting albeit deliciously devilish retrospective of 20th century’s classic Film Noir films, from Address Unknown (1944) to Charley Varrick (1973). The 18th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival produced and hosted by Alan K. Rode at the Camelot Theater and presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center opened on May 11th with nary an empty seat in sight. The new, comfortable seating meant few people could be bothered to

get up even for popcorn and cookies. By 7:30 PM, after a briefing by Mr. Rode, the opening film Hollow Triumph , a restored 35mm print took avid back to downtown Los Angeles in the late 1940’s and a rather psychiatric, psychotic plot that twisted and turned, filling 83 mysterious moments like a nonstop Tommy Gun. The film was followed by a post screening discussion with Monika Henreid, daughter of the film’s main character, Paul Henreid (who famously played Victor Laszlo in Casablanca).

Each film is accompanied by guest stars who put their own spin on films that still turn movie fans on, despite the absence of digitized drama. The Film Noir Foundation , a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization continues to rescue “orphaned examples of one of cinema’s greatest artistic movements” and is supported by patrons worldwide. Alongside Mr. Rode are Eddie Muller, known as “The Czar of Noir” and host of the new Turner Classic movies Franchise, “Noir Alley” airing

Sundays at 10AM EST and Foster Hirsch, author of 16 books focused on theatre and film including my favorite, Film Noir: The Dark Side of The Screen. You’ll find him at Brooklyn College in New York where he has been for teaching for fifty years. This Foim Noir trio of Dark City Players (as they are described in this years program) have added a dark depth of popularity to films. Frank Tysen,, owner of Casa Cody in Palm Springs, says “It is very appropriate that the Film

Noir Festival takes places in the very heart and soul of Palm Springs, which has seriously preserved the midcentury, from which Film Noir developed. Palm Springs is where the past has become the future, and the 18th Annual Film Noir Festival continues to draw in more fans each year.” This year’s sponsors include Turner Classic Movies, Spencer’s Restaurant, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, Ric and Rozene Supple and Harold Matzner.

KMIR News Staff Beaumont, CA -After an extensive investigation thus far, detailed below are the events that we know regarding the two missing adults Audrey Moran and Jonathan Reynoso: Audrey was last seen at her sister’s house on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, between 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. in the city of Coachella. Audrey stopped at her sister’s house while driving to meet Jonathan at an unknown location somewhere between Coachella and Imperial County. Based on

interviews with friends, we believe that Jonathan may have been travelling from Brawley for an unknown reason. Jonathan does not drive and was coming from Imperial County with friends. Those friends have not been identified or interviewed. It is believed that Jonathan and Audrey did meet at an unknown location sometime on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Friends and family tried to contact both Audrey and Jonathan throughout the day and night on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Audrey’s family

reported Audrey missing in the early morning hours of Friday, May 12, 2017. Using On-Star, IPD officers located the vehicle (2010 GMC Terrain) around 8:00 a.m., on the westbound side of the I-10 west of the Oak Valley Parkway on May 11, 2017. The vehicle was recovered by IPD and the initial search of the vehicle showed no signs of foul play or forced entry. The vehicle was fueled and operated normally when started. The “selfie” photo that was sent from Audrey’s phone

was not taken on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, as originally thought. It was sent to a family member on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, but it is unknown when the actual photo was taken. Audrey’s cell phone records indicate her phone did not use any cell towers outside of the East Coachella Valley on Wednesday, May 11, 2017. Audrey’s phone is still off and there has been no activity since midnight Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Detectives continue to follow-up on all leads old and new. The investigation is

considered open and on-going. Currently there are no obvious sign of foul play and this case is being considered an attempt to locate Audrey Moran and Jonathan Reynoso. IPD is asking for widest dissemination of this information and any help the public can provide. All updates to this situation will be sent through the IPD Twitter account - @DmarshallDan. Anyone with any information is requested to contact 911, their local police agency or the Indio Police Department (760391-4051) Source: KMIR

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By Desert Star Staff More than one in 25 American workers tested positive for illicit drugs during employer tests last year, with cocaine and amphetamine positivity increasing rapidly, according to analysis by a top workplace drug-testing lab. Detection of cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines went up significantly in 2016 workplace drug testing, while heroin positivity remained mostly steady, Quest Diagnostics announced Tuesday. The 2016 annual positivity rate among the combined US workforce was 4.2 percent, Quest said, a 5 percent relative increase over 2015’s rate of 4.2 percent and the highest since 2004’s 4.5 percent. “This year’s findings are remarkable because they show increased rates of drug positivity for the most common illicit drugs across virtually all drug test specimen types and in all testing populations,”said Barry Sample, senior director of science and technology at Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions. The positivity rate for cocaine via urine testing increased for the fourth

consecutive year among the general US workforce and the second straight year for the so-called federally-mandated, safety-sensitive workforce. The latter category includes the likes of pilots and bus drivers who are routinely tested for drug use pursuant to federal law.Cocaine positivity went up 12 percent in 2016, hitting a sevenyear high among the general workforce, Quest reported. Marijuana positivity has increased “dramatically” in the last three years, Quest said, due in part to recreational legalization in some US states. Marijuana positivity through oral fluid testing has gone up by 75 percent since 2013 among the general US workforce and has also risen in both urine and hair testing. Among the federally-mandated workforce, marijuana positivity increased by ten percent from 2015. Both Colorado and Washington state, the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana in the US, had urine positivity rates for marijuana that exceed the national average, Quest reported. Amphetamine positivity via urine testing increased from 2015 among both classes

of workforces, the company said. After years of decline in the mid-2000s, then a steady rate from 2008 to 2012, amphetamine positivity is on the rise; it went up 64 percent in 2016 among the general workforce and 14 percent among the federallymandated workforce.While the opioid epidemic in the US has reached new heights, urine testing positivity for heroin remained steady among general workers and declined

among the federally-mandated, safety-sensitive workforce. These numbers differ from the four straight years of increases prior to 2016, Quest said. Positive tests for prescription opioids such as hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxycodones declined in urine tests for the general workforce, Quest found. The drug-testing data are part of the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, which the company

will present this week at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association conference in Florida. Positivity rates were generally the highest in the US South, according to Quest. Alabama and Oregon had the highest rates (6.3 percent), followed by Arkansas (6 percent), North Carolina and Vermont (both 5.7 percent), and Louisiana and South Carolina (both 5.6 percent).

By Desert Star Staff Bullying is a major problem at US schools, according to a new report which found that students are often shoved, hit and kicked by their peers. It also states that reports of sexual assault have more than tripled on university campuses over the past decade. The study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Justice Department, released Tuesday, examined school crime and safety in US schools. It found that one out of every five middle and high school students has complained of being bullied. Specifically, 21 percent of students aged 12-18 reported

being bullied in 2015. The research examined students grade-by-grade, finding that “in the spring of 2014, about 15 percent of third-graders reported that they were frequently teased, made fun of, or called names by other students.” In addition, 22 percent of third-graders were “frequently the subject of lies or untrue stories,” while 14 percent were “frequently pushed, shoved, slapped, hit, or kicked.” Fifteen percent were frequently excluded from play activities on purpose. Meanwhile, around 15 percent of fourth-graders and 7 percent of eight-graders reported being bullied “at least

once a month,” the report states. The figures were even more disturbing for gay, lesbian and bisexual students, with 34 percent of those identifying as LGBT complaining of bullying, compared to 19 percent who identified as heterosexual. The report also found that black students are disciplined more frequently than other students. In 2012, 15 percent of African-American students received out-of-school suspensions, compared to just 6 percent of all students. While figures from the past decade indicate that bullying seems to be on the decline overall, study author Lauren Musu-Gillette says there remain “areas of concern in

terms of bullying and rates of victimization being high.” “We are seeing a longterm decline, but we still want people to be paying attention to areas where rates are still high,” she said, as quoted by AP. While bullying is going down, however, sexual assaults appear to be on the rise. The study found that such reports have more than tripled on college campuses over the past decade. Sexual assault reports jumped from 2,200 in 2001 to 6,700 in 2014 – a 205 percent increase. However, Musu-Gillette warned that it’s not clear whether the number of actual sex crimes

has increased or whether victims now feel safer reporting them to authorities. In addition, although some positive findings were revealed in the report – including a decrease in students carrying weapons and consuming alcohol – NCES acting commissioner Peggy Carr said “there is much work left to be done.” “The data show that many students do not feel safe at school and are victimized physically, verbally and emotionally,” she said.

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State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill By Desert Star Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic - after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday. The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file - in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use. Josh Hart, director of the group, StopSmartMeters. org, says the bill would limit local governments’ ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas. “This bill was basically written by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry

Association, the CTIA,” he says. “This is their wish list. Local governments are the biggest impediment to them putting wireless wherever they want to.” Supporters of the bill say it will boost the economy by encouraging the spread of super-fast wireless connections in the Golden State. The bill already sailed through the governance and finance committee but faced determined opposition from advocates on Monday, who organized hundreds of people to call into the hearing on a central conference line and express their concern. A recent study by the National Toxicology Program found that male rats exposed to cell phone-like signals had a higher incidence of brain and heart tumors, compared with a control group. Hart says other studies have linked 5G

By Desert Star Staff Those familiar with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are likely aware of the disorder’s most visible symptoms, including slower movements, impaired balance, rigidity/ stiffness and involuntary shaking. However, Parkinson’s, which is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, can cause a range of non-motor symptoms, which can bring about a new set of challenges for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. It’s important to learn more about these nonmotor symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions and mood disorders, so you can be sure to discuss them with your doctor. 1. Hallucinations. More than half of all people with Parkinson’s will experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of their disease. Hallucinations can

cause people to see, hear, or experience things that aren’t real. For example, people with Parkinson’s commonly report seeing groups of people or animals that in actuality are not there. As hallucinations become more frequent, people with PD may become unable to distinguish what’s real and what’s imagined and react to their hallucinations. Hallucinations can lead to increased patient and caregiver distress, and even nursing home placement. 2. Delusions. Delusions are false beliefs not supported by evidence, and in people with Parkinson’s, delusions often have paranoid themes. For example, a person with Parkinson’s might make accusations about their spouse or someone else trying to access their life savings. Another common delusion is even a longtime spouse committing adultery.

5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California, a move that is opposed by people worried about health effects of electromagnetic fields. (D3Damon/iStockphoto) technology to skin and eye damage in humans. “Approximately 5 percent to 6 percent of the population has been injured in some way by electromagnetic fields,” he adds. “This is an acknowledged

impairment in Sweden. Often these people’s lives have been turned upside down. They’ve had to move into remote areas, lost jobs. This is a really serious and growing issue.” Hart says Santa Cruz

and Marin counties and the League of California Cities have come out against the bill, which could be revived at any time before the end of the legislative session this summer.

Studies have shown that many experiencing these symptoms are not reporting them to their doctors, possibly due to embarrassment or not understanding that the symptoms are associated with PD and the majority of the discussion is focused on motor symptoms. 3. Cognitive Changes. As explained by the National Parkinson Foundation, problems with attention, inability to focus on planning, difficulties with memory and language, and personality changes characterize the cognitive changes that can take place over time with PD. 4. Sleep Disorders. A range of sleep disorders are often associated with PD. They include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, talking or moving during sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep disorders can impact overall health and well-being.

5. Mood Disorders. Depression, anxiety and irritability can also affect those with PD. In fact, one study showed that up to 40 percent of people with Parkinson’s will experience some form of anxiety during the course of their illness. 6. Additional Non-Motor Symptoms. The non-motor symptoms of PD are numerous, ranging from vision problems to hypertension to loss of sense of smell. These symptoms can also appear before a PD diagnosis and should be noted. More information about

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8yo ‘knocked unconscious & beaten’ at Cincinnati school

By Desert Star Staff An eight-year-old boy was knocked unconscious by a fellow student before being kicked and beaten by several others, footage from a Cincinnati elementary school reportedly reveals. The third-grader committed suicide just two days after the vicious assault. The footage, filmed on January 24, takes place inside a restroom at Carson Elementary School, according to Cincinnati homicide detective Eric Karaguleff, as cited by the Cincinnati Enquirer. According to Karaguleff, the video shows a boy in a red and gray coat enter the bathroom, prompting other children to leave. The boy punches another child in the stomach, “sending him to the floor in all fours” and threatens another. Gabriel Taye, 8, then walks in and tries to shake hands with the boy. The boy in the red and gray coat then yanks Taye to the ground and “appears to celebrate and rejoice in his behavior” as Taye lies motionless. Taye appears to have been knocked unconscious. For almost five minutes after the attack, “many students step over, point, mock, nudge, kick, etc.,” the boy. The family’s

lawyer, Carla Leader, says Taye was unconscious for about seven-and-a-half minutes. Eventually, assistant principle Jeff McKenzie enters the bathroom and discovers the eight-year-old lying on the floor. The school did not tell Taye’s mother, Cornelia Reynolds, that he had been assaulted, nor that he had been knocked unconscious, according to attorney Jennifer Branch, who is also representing the family. Instead, the school told her that he had fainted and was in the nurse’s office with normal vital signs. “If the school had told her what had happened to him in the bathroom, that he was unconscious for such a long period of time, she would have taken him to the hospital immediately, reported that to the medical professionals, and she would have called police,” Branch said. Taye was picked up from school and taken home. Later that evening, he became nauseous and vomited twice. His mother took him to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The boy, according to Branch, only told his mother that his stomach hurt, noting that the mother believes he did not remember what had happened.

The boy stayed home from school the next day, but returned two days after the attack. After school, he went to his bedroom and hanged himself from his bunk bed with a tie.Although the school system initially refused a request by the Enquirer to release the video of the assault, it has since agreed to do so. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) spokeswoman Janet Walsh said it would be released “when it’s ready,” after it is edited to blur the faces of the children involved. CPS has not addressed the allegation that Taye’s mother was not told what happened. However, Walsh said on Thursday that Detective Karaguleff “mischaracterized the events in the video,” AP reported. She claims video evidence does not support the claim that Taye was being beaten by other students during the incident. A statement from the school system claimed the school “immediately followed protocol” by calling the school nurse to evaluate Taye, and said the nurse advised the mother to take him to the hospital “to be checked out.” Responding to that claim, Branch said that no one from the school had told Taye’s mother that he should be

taken to the hospital, adding that if she had been told what happened, she “would have taken him to the hospital and not let him return to Carson.”Taye’s family did not learn about the video until March, while their lawyers were investigating the boy’s death. They decided to release details of the footage this week, hoping that parents of other students involved might come forward with further details of what happened, Local 12 News reported. News of the footage has also prompted the

office of Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco to ask police to reopen the investigation. The cause of death was initially marked as homicide. “It was very hard for me to believe that an eight-yearold would even know what it means to commit suicide so I asked Cincinnati police to treat this as a homicide until proven otherwise and investigate it fully,” Sammarco told WLW Radio. The initial investigation concluded with no charges being filed.

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sharing arrangement,” and was not authorized to be shared with Russia, the US’ allies, or even within much of the US government. Trump and his staffers have been repeatedly accused of having ties to Russia, allegations which the White House denies. Later on Tuesday, the Kremlin dismissed the Washington Post allegations, saying the story included nothing worth discussing.

“This is not a topic for us. It’s nonsense,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “We do not want to have anything to do with this nonsense. This is utter nonsense and it is not something to either confirm or deny,” Peskov said. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described the report as part of a coordinated effort to put pressure on the Trump administration.

“This is another attempt to exert pressure on the new US administration and make deals related to various political appointments and lobbying. We can’t even say now that the media are biased because they are openly carrying out a political order,” the diplomat told Kommersant FM. Senate investigators are currently looking into the alleged ties, though Trump’s critics are calling for an independent investigation into

supposed communications between Moscow and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Trump sacked FBI Director James Comey last week, admitting that “this Russia thing” was on his mind when he made the decision. Comey had been leading an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump’s advisers and Russian officials when he was abruptly fired.

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been refuted by multiple White House officials, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. “The premise of that article is false,” McMaster told reporters at the White House on Tuesday, adding that Trump shared information with the Russian foreign minister in the way that was “wholly appropriate” to the discussion about IS threats. The president was never briefed on the source of the information he shared, McMaster added.While Trump himself did not disclose the source of the intelligence, the New York Times did so on Tuesday, citing ‘current and former US officials’ to report that the information came from Israel. The Post story – which cited unverifiable sources and unnamed current and former officials – claimed that Trump disclosed “code-word information” related to IS during the May 10 meeting. The information was allegedly disclosed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. The report claims the information had been obtained from “a US partner through an intelligence-

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RICK FREELS aka RICKY FREELS CASE NO. INP1700260 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RICK FREELS aka RICKY FREELS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JACOB FREELS in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JENNIFER HAAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 7, 2017 at 8:45AM in Dept. 1A located at 46-200 Oasis Street, Indio, CA 92201. 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: BRYAN E. SKLAR, ESQ., 901 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, SUITE A-201, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262 (760) 778-4967. Publish May 10, 17, 24, 2017. DSW17-5109 SUMMONS (Family Law) CITACIÓN (Derecho familiar) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name):ROLLAND JESSEE AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo handemandado. Lea la información a continuación y en la páginasiguiente. Petitioner’s name is: DEBORA JESSEE Nombre del demandante: FOR COURT USE ONLY (SOLO PARA USO DE LA CORTE) CASE NUMBER (NÚMERO DE CASO): BD643850 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you.If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días de calendariodespués de haberrecibido la entrega legal de estaCitación y Petición para presentarunaRespuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de unacopia al demandante. Una carta o llamadatelefónica o unaaudiencia de la corte no basta para protegerlo. Si no presentasuRespuesta a tiempo, la cortepuededarórdenes que afectensumatrimonio o pareja de hecho, susbienes y la custodia de sushijos. La cortetambién le puedeordenar que paguemanutención, y honorarios y costoslegales. Para asesoramiento legal, póngaseencontacto de inmediato con unabogado. Puedeobtenerinformación para encontrarunabogadoen el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de losServiciosLegales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniéndoseencontacto con el colegio de abogados de sucondado. NOTICE— RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO— LAS ÓRDENES DE RESTRICCIÓN SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PÁGINA 2: Las órdenes de restricciónestánenvigenciaencuantoa ambos cónyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la cortedéotrasórdenes. Cualquieragenciadelordenpúblico que hayarecibido o vistounacopia de estasórdenespuedehacerlasacatarencualquierlugar de California. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCIÓN DE CUOTAS: Si no puedepagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretariounformulario de exención de cuotas. La cortepuedeordenar que ustedpague, ya sea en parte o porcompleto, las cuotas y costos de la cortepreviamenteexentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The Name and Address of the court are (EL nombre y direccion de la corete son): LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, 111 N. HILL STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: (El nombre, direccion y number de telefonodelabogado del demandante, o del): REBECCA D. LIZARRAGA, 530 W. OJAI AVE., SUITE 107, OJAI, CA 93023 (818) 985-1983 Clerk, by (Secreetaroi, por), P. MATA Deputy (Asistenete) FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS (ORDENES DE RESTRICCION ESTANDAR DE DERECHO FAMILIAR Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from: 1. removing the minor children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor children; 3. transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 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effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasi-community property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. En forma inmediata, usted y suconyuge o pareja de hechotienenprohibido: 1.llevarse del estado de California a loshijosmenores de las partes, o solicitor un pasaporte Nuevo o de repuesto para loshijosmenores, sin el consentimientoprevioporescrito de la otra parte o sin unaorden de la corte; 2. cobrar, pedirprestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiaries de cualquierseguro u otrotipo de cobertura, como de vida, salud, vehiculo y discapacidad, que tengacomobeneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. transferir, graver, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquiermanera de cualquierpropiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimientoescrito de la otra parte o unaorden de la corte, except en el curso habitual de actividadespersonales y comerciales o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. crear o modificarunatransferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte la asignacion de unapropiedadsujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimientoporesscrito de la otra parte o unaorden de la corte. Antes de que se puedaeliminar la revocacion de unatransferencia no testamentaria, se debeprensentar ante la corteun aviso del cambio y hacerunaentrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otrasobrecualquiergastoextraordinariopropuestopor lo menoscincodiashabiles antes de realizarlo, y render cuenta a la corte de todoslosgastosextraordinariosrealizadosdespues de que estas ordines de restriccionhayanentradoenvigencia. No obstante, puedeusarpropiedadcomunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suyaseparada para pagar a un abogado que lo ayude o para pagarloscostos de la corte. NOTICEACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www. coveredca.com. 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If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e., joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. = ADVERTENCIA-INFORMACION IMPORTANTE De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedadesadquiridaspor las partesdurantesumatrimonio o pareja de hechoen forma conjunta se consideranpropiedadcomunitariapra fines de la division de biees que ocurrecuando se produce unadisolucion o separacion legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. 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Present Name: PHOEBE ROSE QUIRK to Proposed Name: VESPER BEATRICE QUIRK. 2.THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: June 2, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m., Dept.: PS3, b. The address of the court is: 3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 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 7, 2017, Judge of the Superior Court, Publish April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2017. DSW17-5095 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: DESERT MARKET, 12285 PALM DRIVE #103, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KARNAIL SINGH RANDHAWA, 9551 LIDO COURT, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 06/01/2015. 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: KARNAIL SINGH RANDHAWA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on April 26, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201705862 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). Pub May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. DSW17-5115 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: THE TELECOM GROUP, 72088 NORTHSHORE SUITE A, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Riverside County; 1200 ARTESIA BLVD #305, HERMOSA BEACH, CA 90254. Full name of registrant: SANDLER PARTNERS, LLC, 1200 ARTESIA BLVD #305, HERMOSA BEACH, CA 90254/CA. Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 3/1/2013. 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: JACK PAUL BALDWIN II, MANAGING MEMEBER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on May 12, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201706716 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI-

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TIOUS 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). Pub May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. DSW17-5114 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: HIGHROAD CONSULTING GROUP, 12155 PALM DR. SUITE C, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIOFRNIA 92240. Riverside County; P.O. BOX 943, DESERT HOT SPRINGS CALIFORNIA 92240. Full name of registrant: THE G CAR COMPAINES, LLC, 12155 PALM DR. SUITE C, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240/CA. Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 3/1/2017. 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: RYAN ALEXANDER FINGERHUT, COO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on May 1, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201706145 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). Pub May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017. DSW17-5113

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false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: CARLA ANNE HARROWER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on April 25, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201705821 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). Pub May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. DSW17-5104

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: HOSPITALITY EDUCATION CAREERS, 42785 LIOLIOS DRIVE, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LYNNE PUTTMAN DIBLEY, 42785 LIOLIOS DRIVE, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. 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 LYNNE PUTTMAN DIBLEY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on April 26, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201705881 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub April May 3, 10, BUSINESS AS: QUANTUM HOME, 12300 DAVE 17, 24, 2017. DSW17-5101 AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: QUANTUM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EVOLUTION LLC, 12300 DAVE AVE, DESERT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business is BUSINESS AS: MANE ATTRACTION, 4751 B conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. EAST PALM CANYON DR., PALM SPRINGS, Registrant has not yet begun to transact business CALIFORNIA 92264. Riverside County. Full name under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. of registrant: DONNA MARIE CAWLEY, 2335 N I declare that all the information in this statement SAN ANTONIO RD., PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as 92262 . Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. true, information which he or she knows to be false, Registrant commenced to transact business under is guilty of a crime). Signed GREG- -MENDONCA, the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 11MANAGER. This statement was filed with the 19-1997. I declare that all the information in this County Clerk of Riverside County on May 1, 2017. statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File declares as true, information which he or she knows No. R-201706138 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: DONNA BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE MARIE CAWLEY. This statement was filed with the YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE County Clerk of Riverside County on April 10, 2017. OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTI- Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE No. R-201705121 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTINAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF AN- TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE OTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub May 17, 24, USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 31, June 7, 2017. DSW17-5112 NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub April 26, 2017, NESS AS: MAN O WAR HAULING, 2060 CHICA- May 3, 10, 17, 2017. DSW17-5099 GO AVE STE B5, RIVERSIDE, CA 92507. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: CAIN- -JIMENEZ, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE 4875 BEATTY ST., RIVERSIDE, CA 92506. Busi- FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIness is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant NESS AS: U HAVE IT MADE, 551 VIA DE LA PAZ, has not yet begun to transact business under the PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County. Full fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare name of registrant: JACK PAUL BALDWIN, 551 VIA that all the information in this statement is true and DE LA PAZ, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Business correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, informa- is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant comtion which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of menced to transact business under the fictitious a crime). Signed CAIN- -JIMENEZ. This statement business name(s) listed above on 4/1/2017. I was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County declare that all the information in this statement is on May 8, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201706434 NOTICE — information which he or she knows to be false, is THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT guilty of a crime). Signed: JACK PAUL BALDWIN. EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. of Riverside County on April 14, 2017. Peter AlA NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT dana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING R-201705350 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIOF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM- BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED MON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI- BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATENESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub May 10, MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN 17, 24, 31, 2017. DSW17-5111 THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SPARKLING WATERS MOBILEHOME ESTATES AND RV PARK, 17800 LANGLOIS RD., DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92241. Riverside County; P.O. BOX 1265, LOMITA, CA 90717. Full name of registrant: STANISLAW “J.” DZIKOWSKI, 904 SILVER SPUR RD., #307, ROLLING HILLS EST., CA 90274; BARBARA “W.” DZIKOWSKI, 904 SILVER SPUR RD., #307, ROLLING HILLS EST., CA 90274. Business is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 4-30-2009. 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: STANISLAW “J.” DZIKOWSKI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on May 4, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201706275 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 Fighting for Your Social Security Disability AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. DSW17-5108 Benefits for Over 20 Years!

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UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub April 26, 2017, May 3, 10, 17, 2017. DSW17-5097 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA-SCG-084057 NOTE: PURSUANT TO 2923.3(C) THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. [PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE Section 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.]YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.NOTICE 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 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case, CA-SCG-084057. 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. On May 30, 2017, at 09:00 AM, IN FRONT OF THE CORONA CIVIC CENTER, 849 W. SIXTH STREET, in the City of CORONA, County of RIVERSIDE, State of CALIFORNIA, PEAK FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by SCOTT J. STEVENS, SURVIVING TRUSTEE OF THE SCOTT J. STEVENS AND MARY KAREN STEVENS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED MARCH 9, 1993, as Trustors, recorded on 7/18/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0466597, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of RIVERSIDE County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Property is being sold “as is - where is”. TAX PARCEL NO. 654-170-052-2; 654-170-050-0; 654-170-011-5. Property Address: 69391 Dillon Rd., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241. THE LAND REFERRED TO IS SITUATED IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:PARCEL 1:THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE DISTRICT LAND OFFICE;EXCEPT THEREFROM THE SOUTHERLY 220 FEET; ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PORTION DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO J.D. LANDELLS AND ELAINE LANDELLS, HUSBAND AND WIFE; RECORDED NOVEMBER 30, 1981 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 81-221070 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED THEREIN AS FOLLOWS: THE WEST 300.00 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, SAN BERNARDINO BASE AND MERIDIAN;EXCEPT THE NORTH 681.90 FEET;ALSO EXCEPT THE SOUTH 220.00 FEET.SAID DESCRIPTION IS PURSUANT TO CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE NO. 4168 RE-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: STAR QUEST RANCH, 77815 CALIFORNIA DR., B 12, PALM DESERT, CA 92211. Riverside County; 2835 BRAZEAU AVE, BRENTWOOD, MO 63144. Full name of registrant: EDWARD LAWRENCE SALAS, 2835 BRAZEAU AVE., BRENTWOOD, MO 63144. 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 EDWARD LAWRENCE SALAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on May 3, 2017. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201706228 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). Pub May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. DSW17-5106

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: DOWN TO EARTH LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE, 30750 SAN ANTONIO DRIVE, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Riverside County P.O. BOX 531, MORONGO VALLEY, CA 92256. Full name of registrant: CARLA ANNE HARROWER, 52566 OSKAR LANE, MORONGO VALLEY, CA 92256. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 3-272017. 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

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CORDED FEBRUARY 25, 1993 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 93-72328, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF.EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE PORTION DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 10;THENCE NORTH 88º33’ 09” WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 450 FEET;THENCE NORTH 00º54’ 15” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 348.62 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 88º33’ 09” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 450 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION IN SAID EASTERLY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 10; THENCE SOUTH 00º54’ 15” WEST; ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 348.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 3: THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP EAST SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, SAN BERNARDINO MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF. From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 69391 DILLON RD., DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92241. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $4,212,797.12. 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. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com Dated: 05/01/2017 PEAK FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE, By Shelley Chase, Foreclosure Administrator A-4618938 05/10/2017, 05/17/2017, 05/24/2017. DSW17-5110 T.S. No.: 9987-3807 TSG Order No.: 7301700578-70 A.P.N.: 694-040-023-6 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 05/31/2006 as Document No.: 2006-0396313, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by: GERALDINE KELLY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN , as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 05/31/2017 at 09:00 AM Sale Location: At the front entrance of the former Corona Police Department at 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 74628 GAUCHO WAY, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276-4126 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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

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Deed of Trust, to-wit: $200,483.96 (Estimated) as of 05/22/2017. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www. nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-3807. 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. 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. NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. NBS Default Services, LLC, Nicole Rodriguez, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0307048 To: DESERT STAR WEEKLY 05/10/2017, 05/17/2017, 05/24/2017. DSW17-5107 T.S. No. 16-44187 APN: 685-200-014-6 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: PEER O. THEOBALD, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of Trust recorded 7/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20070496005 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, Date of Sale: 5/25/2017 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: In the area in front of 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, California 92881. Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,052,715.03 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: Described as follows: 30 Calais Circle, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. As more fully described in said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 685-200-014-6. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at

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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 (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-44187. 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. Dated: 5/1/ 2017 LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450, Irvine, CA 92606. For Non-Automated Sale Information, call : (714) 848-7920. For Sale Inforamtion: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com _______________Ashley Walker, Trustee Sale Assistant. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP22206 5/3, 5/10, 5/17. DSW17-5105 N O T I C E O F T R U S T E E ’ S S A L E T. S . N o . 17-30066-BA-CA Title No. 170015996-CA-VOI A.P.N. 656-242-006-7 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/04/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Jane M Zwemke, an unmarried woman. Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 03/19/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0135492 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Riverside County, California. Date of Sale: 06/07/2017 at 9:00 AM. Place of Sale: 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880 in the Auction.com Room. Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $189,960.21. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 15585 Bubbling Wells Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-7054. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s

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office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 17-30066-BACA. 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: 04/28/2017 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 680 San Diego, CA 92101 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 800-280-2832; Sales Website:www.ndscorp.com/sales Zahara Joyner, Trustee Sales Representative A-FN4617584 05/03/2017, 05/10/2017, 05/17/2017. DSW175104 T.S. No.: 9948-2496 TSG Order No.: 7301613149-70 A.P.N.: 661-470-008-2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 07/26/2006 as Document No.: 2006-0545618, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by: DANYELLE A DUCHESNE, A SINGLE WOMAN , as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 05/24/2017 at 09:00 AM Sale Location: At the front entrance of the former Corona Police Department at 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8567 ROCKIES AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240-7724 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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, to-wit: $278,768.80 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www. nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9948-2496. 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey

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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. NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. NBS Default Services, LLC, Nicole Rodriguez, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0306719 To: DESERT STAR WEEKLY 05/03/2017, 05/10/2017, 05/17/2017. DSW17-5102 T.S. No. 014909-CA APN: 684-531-012-0 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 5/24/2017 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/9/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0831433, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: YUKA AKIMOTO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AUCTION.COM ROOM, 2410 WARDLOW ROAD #104, CORONA, CA 92880 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 45 LA CERRA DRIVE RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $433,989.91 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 014909-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 280-2832 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117. Publish May 3, 10, 17, 2017. DSW17-5098

Under New Leadership, Wessman Development is No More

KMIR News Staff Palm Springs, CA -As of Monday May 15th, 2017, Wessman Development has changed its name to Grit Development under the leadership of Michael Braun and Octavio Fernandez. However, they won’t be moving into their new downtown Palm Springs offices until July 1st. President of Grit Development Michael Braun issued the following statement, “The name change is a logical next step following John Wessman’s retirement earlier this year. More importantly, it signifies our company’s core pillars now and going forward– visionary, persistence, innovation and excellence.

These pillars of “grit” define who we are, how we operate and what we deliver. Our entrepreneurial spirit fuels our visionary approach to projects. Our unwavering commitment to persistence and hard work makes them a reality. Innovation guides our planning and design to ensure sustainable, successful projects for decades to come. Excellence is our cornerstone as we consistently achieve excellence with each distinctive property we deliver. After over a decade of planning and hard work, we’re thrilled to share the near completion of the downtown revitalization project. Dozens of tenants will open this summer

with the Kimpton Rowan Hotel officially opening to the public

in September. The hotel will feature an open rooftop bar

and pool representing the first of its kind for Palm Springs.”


Research Links Low Birth Weight to Poverty, Stress

By Desert Star Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio – Motherhood is certainly known for being stressful, but the worries of lower-income moms-to-be might contribute to poor birth outcomes. Researchers from The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center assessed financial strain, depressive symptoms, anxiety and pregnancy-specific stress among 138 pregnant women, and then reviewed the surveys after their babies were born. Lead author Amanda Mitchell says prior studies have shown a greater risk of low-birth weights among socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers. And these new findings reveal specific pregnancy-related worries also play a factor. “Taking care of a newborn infant, or what would happen during labor and delivery, or how the infant might change their life – that particular type of distress was kind of the reason that greater financial stress in pregnant women was associated with delivering babies of lower

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Babies born below 5 pounds, 8 ounces are defined as low-birth-weight. (Cesar Rincon/Flickr) birth weight,” she states. Babies born below 5 pounds, 8 ounces are defined as low-birth-weight, and can suffer from serious health problems and spend their first weeks or months in intensive care. More than 8 percent of babies born in Ohio are underweight at birth. Mitchell says some pregnant women may find

they’re able to navigate stress with coping strategies like meditation or breathing exercises. But she advises any woman experiencing stress during their pregnancy to seek help from her OB-GYN or another medical professional. “The hope is that psychological interventions that address pregnancy-specific concerns would actually help

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reduce the effects of financial stress on birth weight,” she explains. “So if we can support women in those worries, we might actually help reduce the effect that financial stress has on birth weight.” Mitchell notes researchers are also studying blood biomarkers that might explain biological changes that could be linked to low-birth weight.

Faith Communities Help OR Immigrants Targeted for Deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. – As immigration officials ramp up detentions and deportations in Oregon and across the country, immigrant families are left wondering how to prepare. The Trump administration’s new policy leaves nearly everyone in the country that is not a legal resident open to deportation. In Oregon, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have targeted undocumented immigrants outside courtrooms and on their way to work, including the recent detention of a father of five living in Sandy. Rae Anne Lafrenz, a coordinator for the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice in Oregon, says immigrant families should “expect the best and prepare for the worst.”

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“You need to have powers of attorney signed,” she stresses. “If you as a mother or a father are detained, who will take care of your kids? Who’ll pick them up from school? How can you pay the rent? What sort of support structure do you have?” Lafrenz also advises people not to open their door for ICE agents unless the agents have a warrant. Almost two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have lived in the U.S. for a decade or longer, and many own homes or have children who are U.S. citizens. President Donald Trump says the new, tougher immigration policy is needed to protect public safety. The administration has also authorized expedited deportations, meaning people

can be removed from the country without seeing a judge. Lafrenz says there are ways that members of the community who aren’t immigrants, but are concerned about the new policy, can help. “I think it’s really important right now, for anybody who’s

interested in this, for anybody who’s angered by this and anyone who’s motivated by their conscience to work, is to connect with an immigrants rights organization, or connect with an immigrant-led organization,” she stresses. “And they’re all over this state.” Lafrenz says faith communities have been on the front line of protecting immigrants in the U.S. for decades, building a sanctuary movement during the 1980s and continuing it over the last 20 years. In her view, the crackdown on immigrants is a violation of human rights, which means it’s also a matter of faith. “People of faith have been one of the first to take action when human rights are being violated,” she states. “And I think that’s mostly because, coming from a place of faith, whatever tradition that is, when we have a faith tradition that compels us to act and we ignore it, we’re violating our own principles.”

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Mark Taper Forum delivers a dark potent comedy in “Archduke”

Stephen Stocking and Todd Weeks in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke.” Photo by Craig Stephen Stocking (center) in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke.” Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, Schwartz “Archduke” plays through June 4, 2017, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Photo by Craig Schwartz By Jack Lyons, Theatre and Film Critic Playwrights can generally get away with a lot when dealing with subject matter that is uncomfortable to some, and fraught with danger to others, but nonetheless, need to be discussed in a public forum format. The only vehicle for the exploration of odious and repellent subject matter often comes via the clarity that the genre of comedy provides. Satires or farces are the favorite choices of playwrights that want to get a ‘tough sell’ message across. The great French, 17th century playwright Moliere employed the genre in order to have his head remain firmly attached to his shoulders during his lengthy writing career during the Divine Right of Kings era in Europe. Cleveland-born playwright Rajiv Joseph, a journeyman writer, really had his breakthrough theatrical moment with his highly successful play “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”, when it premiered at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. in 2009. “Bengal Tiger”, then performed at the Mark Taper Forum (MTF) in 2010, before moving to Broadway; becoming a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Mr. Joseph hit his stride with “Guards at the Taj”, in 2016, again premiering at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; establishing him as a major American playwright. “Archduke”, his current dark, comedy, had its world premiere

Sunday, May 7th on the MTF stage in Los Angeles. It’s the story of three dim, hapless and hungry young men suffering from tuberculosis who fumble their way through history as they take on a mission of martyrdom on the eve of World War I. They are wonderfully played by: Stephen Stocking, as Gavrilo, the lead assassin, Ramiz Monsef, as Trifko, the enforcer, and Josiah Bania, as Nedeljko, the most gullible of the three. Todd Weeks does a nice turn as Dr. Leko, the only sane grown-up in the room who attempts to keep Gavrilo from throwing away his life for a useless gesture of faux patriotism, and Sladjana played by JoAnne McGee, Dr. Leko’s cook and housekeeper manages to get in a few zingers of her own. The gallows humor comedy is set in 1914 in the Balkan cities of Belgrade and Sarajevo. The question playwright Joseph explores is: are these three, uneducated, rural, village youths capable of becoming human bombs and martyrs? Those choices are still resonating with individuals fighting in many Middle East war zones today. It appears that the suicide bombers in “Archduke” have become the template for recruiting zealots and followers today. The young men have been radicalized, recruited, and trained by the cynical, sly, and duplicitous Serbian Army Captain Dimitrijevic (a mesmerizing Patrick Page in a staggering performance), who is in need of naïve and gullible civilians, and these three young

men are easy marks who willingly sign up for the mission to assassinate the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Princess Sophie, striking a blow, they believe, for an independent greater Serbia for the price of new clothes, and a few meals along the way. Results of that mission has since been attributed as the event that set in motion WW I, ‘the war to end all wars’ … which, of course, it didn’t. War is far too profitable an industry to be totally done away with. “Archduke”, is skillfully staged by long time Joseph collaborator and award-winning

director Giovanna Sardelli, and features a fabulous Scenic Design by Tim Mackabee, whose unique, creatively designed, on-stage replica of the Orient Express train brought a round of audience applause to open the second act. Also, visually eye-catching is a huge map of the Balkan countries that subliminally keeps the focus on the narrative of the story, as well as on the talents of its gifted ensemble cast. Despite mentioning all of its pluses above, one gets the feeling that this fine production will undergo more tweaking, pruning and rewrites.

Broadway is a demanding mistress constantly in search of perfection. The first act is a tad long and a bit talky, but the second act is worth the wait. Thanks to Sardelli’s direction and Joseph’s dialogue, the production seamlessly flows along bridging its 103-year history arc. Bittersweet comedy indeed, takes the sting out of ignored history lessons; easing the pain, the loss and the folly of war. Or at least, that’s the hope. “Archduke” performs at the Mark Taper Forum and runs through June 4, 2017.

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Stephen Stocking and Joanne McGee in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke.” Photo by Craig Schwartz www.desertstarweekly.com

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