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Medical Enrollment Season By Janice Gough As you are aware, It is Medical Enrollment Season. Some of the new plans this year offer some terrific features. I have found that my Medicare Advantage Plan has worked well. Having

a Primary Care Doctor coordinate my health care among a vast network makes life easier. I have saved so much money overpaying for the high cost of Supplement Plans and better service. All of the Medicare Advantage plans are “0� Premium. We are fortunate to live in the Valley as these plans

NBC PS News Staff Strong Santa Ana winds are expected in the Inland Empire Thursday and Friday, raising the threat of wildfires and prompting potential power shutoffs for tens of thousands of customers to limit the risk of accidental fires. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning, in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday in the Riverside County mountains and valleys, with the fiercest winds likely Thursday morning. The agency said sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected, but gusts could reach 75 mph in mountains and narrow passes, including

the San Gorgonio Pass, where a 1,000-acre wildfire destroyed 75 mobile homes and other structures and caused the deaths of two people in Calimesa less than two weeks ago. Daytime humidity could drop as low as 5% Thursday and high temperatures in the inland region will reach the low 90s, exacerbating fire hazards. The NWS also issued a high wind warning that will be in effect in the county valleys until 2 p.m. Friday. Officials warned that damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, while travel

have Premiums in some communities, I particularly like having the transportation benefit, which takes me to and from Medical appointments and a tremendous advantage. We never know when an emergency occurs that our vehicle is in for repairs, or we just do not feel able to drive ourselves. Thus, especially in

the Valley, where it can take us 30 or more minutes to get to Emergency Care, we are lucky to offer plans that cover this. There are other additional benefits available on the Medicare Advantage Plan. It is terrific that they include a free gym membership. I hope to meet more neighbors there while getting in shape.

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After-School Poetry Program Creates “Confident Young People” By Desert Star Staff It’s Lights On Afterschool Day, a celebration of the expanded learning opportunities available to children after the final school bell. In Washington state, more than 180,000 kids are in after-school programs, but they’re outnumbered by the number of kids who are alone or unsupervised, at more than 215,000, according to the “ target=”parent”>Afterschool Alliance. Another 330,000 are waiting for a program. One group serving Pierce County youths after school is Write 253, which has a number of programs including Louder Than a Bomb, which prepares teens for a team slam poetry festival in March. “Programs like ours help create confident young people,” said Michael Haeflinger, Write 253’s executive director. “A lot of times, the kids that we work with maybe feel a bit

on the margins, and so, by offering them a stage and a crowd, it helps them to become more confident.” Haeflinger said the program is creating a community of young poets in Tacoma. Seventy percent of Washington parents say after-school programs reduce the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior. Kathy Oehrling, who runs YMCA child care at Spokane’s Farwell Elementary School, said kids likely would be unsupervised without this program. Oehrling, who provides learning opportunities for kids and also helps with homework, said parents are thrilled this exists. “They’re very pleased that we have them,” she said, “because it gives them a place to be and to make friends and to be a part of something.” Haeflinger said Write 253 works to strike a balance between educating kids and

Tacoma’s after-school program Write 253 helps students prepare for the team slam poetry competition Louder Than a Bomb. (Johnny Schuler) supporting artistic expression. “It’s kind of a fun, engaging, enriching time for them to be creative,” he said, “but then also, we’re sneaking some poetic terms in there or

we’re working on explication or we’re working on interpretation, and those are things that are going to help support them when they come back to school the next day.”

Data from Afterschool Alliance is online at afterschoolalliance.org, and more on Write253 is at write253.com.

Challenging Place for Professional Women of Color

Women in Minnesota make up the majority of workers in the state who work in low-wage fields and earn minimum wage or lower, according to a 2018 survey. (Brodie Vissers) By Desert Star Staff MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis is one of seven cities in the United States that are hosting the State of

Women of Color Roadshow, with national and local speakers focused on closing achievement gaps for minority women in the workplace.

Minnesota state officials have been challenged with closing gaps in such areas as education and housing, but local business leaders

also are hoping they’ll notice that people of color have a harder time advancing on the job, especially women. One of those leaders pushing for change is Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, chief executive of Twin Cities marketing firm Rae Mackenzie Group, who will be a speaker at the event. “And it’s even worse for women of color because of the economic disparity, right? When we think about childcare, access to child care, access to revenue,” she said. A 2018 study from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota found that women of color were 20% less likely to be trained in management and professional fields than were their white counterparts. It also said Minnesota’s Hmong women make 57 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.

Tonight’s event will be held at The Riveter in Edina. The roadshow event is aimed at including all marginalized workers, including trans women and women with disabilities. Smith-Akinsanya said young women of color need to be proactive when entering the professional field, so they’re not left behind. She said establishing networks among their peers is key. “Get connected to your employee resource network of choice,” she said, “whether it’s African-American, Latino - whatever works for you.” She said it’s also important to seek out mentors to help achieve career goals. That’s part of the advice she’ll give as a speaker at tonight’s event. Event information is online at eventbrite.com, and the study is at wfmn.org.

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NBC PS News Staff Southern California Edison added Desert Hot Springs and North Palm Springs to a list of areas that could be impacted by a public safety power shutoff should weather conditions pose a high fire risk in the coming days. Neighborhoods east and west of North Indian Canyon Road north of Interstate 10 are among numerous areas across the Southland placed under an emergency-shutoff notice. The National Weather Service said low humidity and

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strong winds are expected to elevate the fire danger in the region Thursday. The temporary power shutoff is designed to prevent wildfires from igniting due to malfunctioning electrical equipment or downed power lines during gusty and arid conditions. “Turning off our customers’ power is not something we take lightly, but PSPS (power safety power shutoff) events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers,

and our employees,” Edison said in a statement. Edison officials said those within outage boundaries should fully charge their devices each night and advised those with medical devices that rely on AC power to develop a backup plan in advance. Maps of all areas that could be impacted by a public safety power shutoff are at http://www.sce. com/safety/wildfire/psps. Source: NBC Palm Springs

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Manage Grief with Grace this Holiday Season

By Desert Star Staff Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be particularly challenging. Mental and physical preparation are your best tools for managing the feelings that may accompany holidays. While family members, particularly children, may want things to be as they’ve always been, the reality is things have changed. It can also be a time to create new traditions and memories that honor your absent loved one. Consider this advice from the National Funeral Directors Association to help navigate

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grief this holiday season.

1. Get plenty of rest. The holiday season pulls people in many directions, and that can mean getting less sleep than you need. However, being tired not only has a physical impact on how you feel, it can affect your ability to process emotions. 2. Give yourself permission to take a break. No two people process grief and loss the same way; only you know your limits. Even in a season filled with obligations and commitments, know that it’s OK to set boundaries and remove yourself from holiday reminders and triggers. That may mean flipping the channel on the TV or bypassing the holiday display at the store. Taking care of yourself when you’re grieving isn’t just about finding comfort, it’s also about avoiding discomfort. 3. Be realistic with your commitments. You may be the one who hosts your family’s holiday celebration every year, but if others offer to take responsibility, let them. Allow loved ones to help, and if they don’t volunteer, don’t be afraid to ask. 4. Look for tangible ways to express feelings. So much of grief is internal as you manage numerous

Photo courtesy of Getty Images thoughts and emotions, but physical expressions of your memories and feelings can help process it all. A package like the Remembering A Life Self-Care Box contains several resources to help you take care of yourself. It includes a journal, a rose quartz stone that promotes relaxation, a water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated, a jar to hold written memories of your loved one, a soothing candle, a dragonfly keychain symbolizing hope and comfort, and a soothing essential oil roller. 5. Verbalize how you’re feeling. Manage expectations

by telling family and friends how you’re feeling about the holiday and what they can expect from you. Also let them know what you need from them. If talking about your loved one brings comfort, let those around you know you appreciate the stories and reminiscing. If it hurts, ask that they refrain. 6. Honor your feelings and needs. As most who have experienced loss know, grief comes in waves. The only way to process grief is to ride one wave to the next. That may mean putting off your holiday shopping for a day when you’re feeling less

emotional or bowing out of an event you planned to attend. 7. Include your loved one in the holidays. There’s no right or wrong way to incorporate your loved one’s memory; that all depends on what feels right to you. It may mean serving his or her favorite dish, placing a photo on the mantel or simply slipping a memento in your pocket so you can touch it when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Find more advice to help navigate your way through a loss at rememberingalife. com. Family Features

Hospital Research Makes SIDS a Little Less Mysterious

By Desert Star Staff BOSTON – October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, and a hospital may be on the way to early diagnosis for some infants. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) happens when a baby can’t wake up during REM sleep when facing a modest threat to his or her breathing, such as loose bedding or sleeping face down. Experts in the Roberts Program at Boston Children’s Hospital are beginning to

understand the brain functions in many of these infants. Dr. Rick Goldstein, who directs the program, said the research suggests around 40% of SIDS infants had low levels of serotonin in the part of the brain that controls breathing. “Someday,” he said, “you might be able to include a test for serotonin on your newborn screen and find children who are at risk.” This insight could pave the way for a diagnostic tool at birth, such as a blood test.

But Goldstein said the research is in its beginning stages. The Roberts Program also has developed a 250-plus gene panel linked to potentially fatal conditions that can cause sudden death in children and infants. They think a number of different genes put infants at greater risk for SIDS. The safest sleep environment for infants is on their backs and without loose bedding. Goldstein said another 40% of SIDS cases fall under one large biological group.

“Equivalent numbers of infants have these findings in the brain that are elsewhere described as part of epilepsy,” he said. Goldstein said signs of epilepsy can affect a baby’s ability to wake up. The Roberts Program focuses on helping any family whose child has died from SIDS or unexplained causes, including grieving resources and post-mortem analysis. More information is online at childrenshospital.org.

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be waiting a while to be seen and will have a High Copayment, consider Immediate Care, which you will have no co-payment. Always check Doctor Find online after you enroll to make sure you know where Immediate Care Facilities are located and if they are in your network. Hope to catch up soon, Janice Gough, Authorized Representative.

Janice Gough is a Financial Advisor in Palm Springs. Contact us for a complimentary review and learn other ways to save on taxes. Janice can be reached at (760) 251-7724 or (650) 2008291 or by email at Janice@ GoughFinancialSvcs.com. Visit our website www. goughfinancialsvcs.com. Kind Regards, Gough Insurance & Financial. Members of CVCAN & PS Chamber of Commerce October 25, 2019

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Tired Of Living With Chronic Pain? Know-How To Talk To Your Doctor

By Desert Star Staff The opioid crisis has shown that the U.S. is a nation in pain — chronic pain. Over 20 percent of the country’s adult population — 50 million people — live with persistent or frequently recurring pain, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Living with chronic pain can adversely affect one’s quality of life daily, from performing simple tasks to work, relationships, and sleeping. While some people can’t find a remedy and learn to accept chronic pain, they may be missing out on a cure. How? Because they haven’t had a comprehensive discussion about the symptoms with their doctor. “Unfortunately, there isn’t a pain scale, like a blood-pressure monitor, that doctors can use to diagnose pain,” says Dr. Suhyun An (www.drsuhyunan.com), an expert on regenerative medicine and co-author of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach to Regenerative Medicine. “While talking to your health care provider about chronic pain can be difficult, it is a conversation worth having. “Doctors will not know the location, timing, or intensity of your pain unless you tell them, and being specific is important for diagnostic purposes. Knowing how to talk with them can be a big step toward finding relief.” An offers ways to communicate effectively with your doctor about your chronic pain symptoms: Give details of your pain in writing. Putting down on paper, the chronology of your pain provides a road map for the physician. “Writing down the description, timeline, location, frequency, and intensity of your pain can help get your care provider on the right track,” An says. “Make sure to include how the pain affects your daily activities, and go over your daily routine.” Create a list of questions. Sometimes, people walk out of a doctor’s visit having forgotten to ask some key questions. Be prepared, and that won’t happen. “The goal is to find the source of the pain,” An says, “so that should be the first question: ‘What causes my chronic pain?’ Have at least three questions you’re ready to ask, such as, ‘What are the available treatments, and what’s the best option for me? Does my daily diet and lifestyle contribute to the pain?’ ” Point to the pain. “If your pain moves around, tell your doctor about all the areas that can be painful and the

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areas that hurt most often,” An says. “Your doctor needs to determine if the pain comes on more slowly and sticks around a long time before lessening, or if it comes on suddenly and sporadically, then leaves suddenly.” Be assertive. “Tell the doctor what you want — be direct,” An says. “Do you expect to have tests to diagnose a cause? Do you want more in-depth information about your condition, and does the doctor know enough about it to be able to address it effectively? Have the doctor explain what the tools and tests are and why they would help. Doing everything in your power to explain your

pain clearly and accurately gives you the best chances of being heard and treated appropriately.” “Health care providers can’t feel your pain, so you need to communicate clearly and work together for a solution,” An says. “If you’re unsatisfied with their response or uncertain about how to move forward, referrals to other providers may be needed.”

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BY THEDA KLEINHANS REICHMAN

‘Mike Wallace Is Here’--A Riveting DVD Documentary

In his 93 minute documentary, director Avi Belkin presents a fast-paced biographical portrait of Mike Wallace, the hard-hitting “60 Minutes” correspondent who interviewed and interrogated celebrities like Oprah and Johnny Carson to political leaders from Nixon to Putin. His hard-hitting journalistic style could strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous. In fact, he jokingly admitted he would be intimidated by a Mike Wallace interview himself. He was born in Massachusetts in 1918. His beginnings were humble, and his mother, Nina, was stern. When he started out on his career path, he did commercials, pitching Philip Morris Cigarettes long before he became a newsman. (It is interesting to note that while he was an avid cigarette smoker, he lived to the age of 93, dying on April 7, 2012, from natural causes.) In 1957 on “The Mike Wallace Interview,” gangster Mickey Cohen told the journalist he “killed no men that didn’t deserve killing in the first

place.” In another interview with Leona Helmsley, known as the queen of mean, he moved her to tears by asking her about the death of her son. Like Leona, Wallace lost his eldest son, who fell from a cliff while in Greece in 1962. His younger son, Chris Wallace, has followed in his father’s journalistic footsteps and can be seen each week hosting “Fox News Sunday.” At the beginning of the documentary, Bill O’Reilly banters with Wallace and credits him for helping him create his own hardhitting journalistic style. The documentary also contrasts Wallace’s interview techniques with Edward R. Murrow’s more intimate conversational style. There are also friendly chats with Mike and his “60 Minutes” cohosts. While Wallace’s 50-year career was formidable, at times, he suffered from depression, which often took a toll on him. But despite personal demons, he was a masterful interviewer who dealt with Ayatollah Khomeini as well as General William C. Westmorland, who

commanded U.S. forces in Vietnam. That interview led to a libel lawsuit against CBS. Then there was an interview with the Brown & Williamson tobacco company whistleblower Jeffery Wigand and artist Salvador Dali. Wallace noted that in the end, he would like to be remembered as “tough but fair, basically a decent guy.” “Mike Wallace Is Here,” from Magnolia Home

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CA “Dadvocates” to Press Congress on Paid Family Leave By Desert Star Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of “dadvocates” from California and around the country will converge on Washington, D.C., today, meeting with lawmakers to press for federal paid family leave. As things stand, when a child is born or a family member is sick, in most states companies do not have to grant extended paid time off. Robert Skaggs, from Rancho Cucamonga, has four children, including a young daughter fighting

cancer and an infant son with heart defects. He said parents MUST be able to afford to spend those critical weeks with their loved ones. “That time of transition is absolutely critical for a parent to be there - fathers and mothers,” Skaggs said. “There’s no substitute for your presence.” Skaggs said his employer allowed him unpaid time off. While in the nation’s capital, the group will deliver petitions with 36,000 signatures asking Congress to make family-leave legislation

a priority. California is one of seven states to offer partial salary replacement with paid family leave - but millions, including those working in the gig economy, are not eligible. Salvador Guillermo is a father of two from the City of Orange who works as an independent contractor, so he was not able to take advantage of the state familyleave program and ended up taking time off unpaid. “I wouldn’t want anybody else to go through what I went through as far as not being able to pay your bills, not

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having that income coming because you chose to be with your family,” Guillermo said. Nationwide, 114 million people have no access to paid family leave. Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a small handful do not have a national paid parental leave law: New

Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations and the United States. Disclosure: Paid Leave for the U.S. (PL+US) contributes to our fund for reporting on Early Childhood Education, Family/Father Issues, Livable Wages/Working Families, Women’s Issues.

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Historic Congressional Hearing Targets Big Oil’s Climate Denial

By Desert Star Staff WASHINGTON – The first ever congressional hearing on Big Oil’s history of climate denial is Wednesday. Led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and co-chaired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the hearing aims to show that more than 40 years ago, oil industry research proved that burning fossil fuels harms the environment, but that oil companies, including ExxonMobil, misled the public about those results to keep profits up. And according to Richard Wiles, executive director of the Center for Climate Integrity, the oil companies maintained a multi-million dollar publicity campaign to undermine the science. “They know they’re making a product that’s going to cause big problems,” Wiles points out. “They do it anyway. They lie about it – and then, in the end, with climate, they want the public to pay for all of

the damages, and all of the adaptation and preparedness that we’re going to need to do for climate change.” ExxonMobil says it hasn’t done anything wrong and its officials dismiss reports of its climate denial as the work of anti-fossil fuel activists. The hearing starts the day after ExxonMobil went on trial in New York for securities fraud, and for minimizing global warming risks to investors. And it comes two days after a new report, “America Misled,” offers new details comparing oil industry deception about climate change to the tobacco industry’s cover-up of the health effects of smoking. Wiles says another issue likely to come up at the hearing is how people of color and low-income communities are hit hardest by global warming. “It’s people that have suffered the most from the damages of any of the climate-juiced hurricanes,”

A new report makes a compelling case that the oil industry was aware of the effects of fossil fuel on climate change, but allegedly deceived the public about it for decades. (Adobe stock) he asserts. “It’s always the poor communities that are left behind, and this isn’t going to be any different. “So, it’s a really serious problem that we’re going

to have to address.” Wiles says the hearing aims to hold Big Oil accountable, and that the industry’s rejection of climate science prevented

governments from taking action to avoid what is now widely considered a worldwide crisis.

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PM and DM Netanyahu Meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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By Desert Star Staff Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met (Friday, 18 October 2019) at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. PM and DM Netanyahu at the start of the meeting: “Secretary Pompeo, welcome once again to Jerusalem. Mike, we’ve had important discussions about strengthening our alliance, the region, the various challenges that we face together. I want to thank you and the

president for your consistent support of Israel. The Middle East is a sea of troubles and turbulence, but if there is one thing that stands out, it’s your ability, stability, and strength of the American-Israel alliance. We talked about making it even stronger, and I want to thank you for consistent support. Thank you, and welcome once again to Jerusalem.” Prime Minister Netanyahu invited Secretary of State Pompeo to visit the sukkah at the Prime Minister’s Residence and said: “Mike, since you’re visiting here on the holiday of

Sukkot, we sit in a sukkah, and we always remember what it was like when we didn’t have a permanent home. So let me show you a sukkah, and then we’ll let you continue on your way.” Also attending the meeting were US envoy to the Middle East Jim Jeffrey, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Council Director Meir Ben-Shabbat, and the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary, Brig.-Gen. Avi Bluth. Source: Pam Price

Mobile Game-Based Software Accurately Measures Deficit in Concussed Individuals

By Desert Star Staff Highmark Interactive, an award-winning health technology company, announced today the results from a recent study that shows how their FDA 510(k)cleared Class II medical device, EQ Brain Performance (EQ), accurately measures deficits in balance that result from a concussion. Having revolutionized the approach to evaluating neurologic function, the data provided by Highmark’s mobile game-based technology offers an objective, reliable and quantifiable way of differentiating between healthy individuals and those with poor balance that is often associated with concussion, therefore providing rehabilitation guidance on

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the path to recovery. Given the limitations and inconsistencies of today’s most common concussion screening protocols, there is a need for more objective and specific methods to assist healthcare professionals in the detection and diagnosis of concussions. Unlike conventional baselines and subjective evaluations that rely solely on the comparison of current performance to a single point in the past, Highmark’s neurological functional assessment technology quickly delivers precise, objective and quantifiable data regarding balance, visual and cognitive performance. The technology allows individuals and their caregivers to evaluate their brain’s performance over time, thus representing the

individual as a ‘movie’ and not just a static picture. Highmark’s study found that functional balance tests using the EQ technology are a useful, precise and objective method of assessing underlying neurological health. The study demonstrated how EQ could be safely utilized in the concussed population and that it clearly and reliably differentiated between individuals with healthy balance and those with poor balance; often seen in concussion. “Concussions are a significant international public health concern, yet the methods currently used for its detection are largely subjective. In addition, not all concussions are the same, yet patients usually lack a clear understanding of the October 25, 2019

severity of a concussion as well as the road to recovery. Objective balance assessment provides doctors and other healthcare professionals with a fast and objective tool for assessing concussions and other TBIs,” said Dr. Michael Kis, Neurosurgeon Trillium Health and Principle Investigator of the study. “This study demonstrates that digital balance tests, such as Highmark Interactive’s EQ, are capable of providing doctors with the data they need to quickly and precisely uncover abnormal balance in a concussed population.” By combining balance measurement with cognitive and visual measures, EQ has the capacity to take advantage of advanced machine learning algorithms that will help

doctors and rehabilitation team members manage concussions more effectively, determining appropriate treatment programs, and in determining when it is safe for concussion patients to return to normal activity after sustaining a concussion. “Highmark’s EQ platform represents an entirely new approach to assess and track neurological function” said Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Highmark Interactive. “By fusing the powerful engagement that comes from gaming with our proprietary algorithms, EQ’s software provides the richest, most comprehensive understanding of an individual’s functional neurological performance”.

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No. R-201914183. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2019 DSW19-5169

CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the PLANNING COMMISSION of the City of Desert Hot Springs will conduct a Public Hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding the following Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS AMENDING TABLE 17.08.02 OF THE DESERT HOT SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE TITLED “RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS” RELATED TO SETBACKS FOR SUBSTANDARD LOTS WITHIN THE R-M (RESIDENTIAL- MULTIFAMILY), R-MH (RESIDENTIAL -MULTIFAMILY-HIGH DENSITY), R-H (RESIDENTIAL- HIGH DENSITY) AND R-VS (RESIDENTIAL VISITOR SERVING) ZONES, AND CLARIFYING THE NOTES THEREOF. The Public Hearing will be held as follows: Location: Carl May Center City Council Chamber 11711 West Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240. Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2019. Time:6:00 P.M. (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard) INTERESTED PERSONS MAY appear and be heard, or written comments may be sent to the City Council prior to the hearing. Written comments may be mailed or delivered prior to the Public Hearing: Community Development DepartmentCity of Desert Hot Springs 65950 Pierson Blvd., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240. rdeming@cityofdhs.org. QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES may be addressed to Rebecca Deming, Community Development Director, at (760) 329-6411 or via email to rdeming@ cityofdhs.org. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 329-6411 or via email at jsoriano@ cityofdhs.org. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility. Publish October 25 2019. DSW19-5171 CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY COUNCIL of the City of Desert Hot Springs will conduct a Public Hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding the following Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.108 (HOME OCCUPANCY PERMITS) OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE DESERT HOT SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT REGULATIONS FOR MICROENTERPRISE HOME KITCHEN OPERATIONS. The Public Hearing will be held as follows: Location: Carl May Center City Council Chamber 11711 West Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Time: 6:00 P.M. (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard). INTERESTED PERSONS MAY appear and be heard, or written comments may be sent to the City Council prior to the hearing. Written comments may be mailed or delivered prior to the Public Hearing: Community Development Department City of Desert Hot Springs 65-950 Pierson Boulevard, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 rdeming@ cityofdhs.org QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES may be addressed to Rebecca Deming, Community Development Director at (760) 329-6411 or via email to rdeming@cityofdhs.org Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 329-6411 or via email at jsoriano@cityofdhs.org. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility. Publish October 25, 2019. DSW19-5168

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS AMERICAS TRUCKING; NORTH AMERICAN TRUCKING; DESERT TRUCKING, 30313 CALLE JESSICA, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Riverside County; PO BOX 1386, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92235. Full name of registrant: MARIO STEPHIN LOPEZ LOPEZ, 73140 SANTA ROSA, PALM DESERT, CA 92260. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 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 MARIO STEPHIN LOPEZ LOPEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 01, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County ClerkRecorder File No. R-201913421. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 2019 DSW19-5166 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS DESERT MOBILE CHECK CASHING, 1476 CONRAD PLACE, SAN JACINTO, CA 92583. Riverside County; P O BOX 396, SAN JACINTO, CA 92581. Full name of registrant: RODRIGUEZ FINANCIAL INC., 12074 PALM DR, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240/CA. Business is conducted by CORPORATION. Registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed OSCAR SAUL RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 9, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201913705. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE)., October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019. DSW19-5163

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS ITINK DESIGNS, 31074 SAN GABRIEL CIR W, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KRISTI- -GESKE, 31074 SAN GABRIEL CIR W, CATHERAL CITY, CA 92234. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 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 KRISTI- -GESKE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 8, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201913664. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE DSW19-5162 FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS BRANNON’S TECHNOLOGIES; PRECI- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE SION TECHNOLOGIES, 4129 MAIN STREET SUITE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIB18, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501. Riverside County. Full NESS AS RICK’S CRUISE ADVENTURES, 10 name of registrant: ENDLESS ENDEAVORS, 4129 VIA ELEGANTE, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270 MAIN STREET SUITE B18, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501/ Riverside County. Full name of registrant: RICHARD CA. Business is conducted by CORPORATION. BROOKE SCADLOCK,10 VIA ELEGANTE, RANRegistrant has not yet begun to transact under the CHO MIRAGE, CA 92270. Business is conducted fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun that all the information in this statement is true to transact under the fictitious business name(s) and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, listed above. I declare that all the information in this information which he or she knows to be false, statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who is guilty of a crime) Signed ROBERT WILLIAMS declares as true, information which he or she knows HAWKINS, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed to be false, is guilty of a crime) Signed RICHARD with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OC- BROOKE SCADLOCK. This statement was filed TOBER 23, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCClerk-Recorder File No. R-201914298. NOTICE — TOBER 7, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201913597. NOTICE — EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO- MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHOBUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2019 DSW19-5172 BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2019 DSW19-5161 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE NESS AS BOBBI’S GOODIES, 33359 NICHOLAS FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSICOMMON, TEMECULA, CA 92592. Riverside NESS AS STVR COMPLIANCE, 72915 AMBER County. Full name of registrant: BARBARA NI- ST, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260. Riverside COLE ABBRIANO KAFOURY, 33359 NICHOLAS County. Full name of registrant: BORIS- -STARK, COMMON, TEMECULA, CA 92592. Business is 72915 AMBER ST, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA conducted by INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not 92260. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. yet begun to transact under the fictitious busi- Registrant has not yet begun to transact under ness name(s) listed above. I declare that all the the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I information in this statement is true and correct. (A declare that all the information in this statement registrant, who declares as true, information which is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime) as true, information which he or she knows to be Signed BARBARA NICOLE ABBRIANO KAFOURY. false, is guilty of a crime) Signed BORIS- -STARK. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 21, 2019. Peter Riverside County on SEPTEMBER 20, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201914163. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSI- R-201912908. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATE- BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SEC- FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFES- TION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Publish October 25, November 1, SIONS CODE). October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2019 DSW19-5170 2019 DSW19-5160 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS JH SAFETY SOLUTIONS, 82204 US HWY., 111 STE. C #110, INDIO, CA 92201. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: HURTADO COMPANIES LLC, 82204 US HWY., 111 STE. C #110, INDIO, CA 92201/CA Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 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 JOSE LOPEZ HURTADO, MANAGING MEMBER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 22, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS EMBER JADE, 44419 TOWN CENTER WAY, UNIT A, PALM DESERT, CA 92203. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ERIN ELIZABETH ROPER, 41540 TRINITY CIRCLE, BERMUDA DUNES, CA 92203; ANA “E” ORELANA-VALDEZ, 30520 AVENIDA ALVERA, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Business is conducted by: GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 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 ERIN ELIZABETH ROPER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on SEPTEMBER 25, 2019. Peter

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Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201913102. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 DSW19-5159 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS TEDDY BEARS BBQ, 13360 SANTA ANITA AVE, MORENO VALLEY, CA 92555. Riverside County; PO BOX 3327, MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690. Full name of registrant: THEODORE WILLIAM ROSS II, 13360 SANTA ANITA AVE, MORENO VALLEY, CA 92555. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 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 THEODORE WILLIAM ROSS II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on OCTOBER 01, 2019. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder File No. R-201913376. NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESSAND PROFESSIONS CODE). October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 DSW19-5156 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following fictitious business name(s) AS KREATORZ, 45768 QUAILBRUSH ST, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260. RIVERSIDE COUNTY. Riverside County has been abandoned by the following person(s): CAMERON RONALD DUNN, 45768 QUAILBRUSH ST, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260. This business is conducted by: A INDIVIDUAL. The fictitious business name(s) referred to above was filed in Riverside County on: 8-30-2019. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime. Signed: CAMERON RONALD DUNN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County, signed by, Peter Aldana Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder on SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 File No. R-201911985. Publish October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 DSW19-5137 T.S. No. 083556-CA APN: 755-150-009-0 AND 755-150-008-9 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 6/15/2007. 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 On 11/20/2019 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 6/26/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0414887, in Book , Page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: VICTOR VELAZQUEZ, A WIDOWER 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: In front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882 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: 88616 AVENUE 76 (aka

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88616 76TH AVE) THERMAL (AREA), CALIFORNIA 92274 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: $75,393.97 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 or its predecessor 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) 758 - 8052 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.HOMESEARCH.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 083556-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) 758 - 8052 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117. Publish October 25, November 1, 8, 2019 DSW19-5167 APN: 663-421-002-8 TS No: CA08000732-18-1 TO No: 02-18081939 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 29, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Auction.com Room, 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on December 5, 2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0890690, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by JAMES A NAULS, AND DIANE E NAULS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for AMERICA`S WHOLESALE LENDER as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein

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as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12832 BRITTANY ROAD, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $194,396.95 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800073218-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 10/07/2019 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000732-18-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Order Number 65163, Pub Dates: 10/11/2019, 10/18/2019, 10/25/2019, DESERT STAR WEEKLY. DSW19-5159


Walmart to Participate in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back

By Desert Star Staff Part of Walmart’s mission is to help people Live Better and that includes helping to fight the opioid crisis in our communities. That’s why more than 600 Walmart stores nationwide, including in the greater Desert, are participating with local law enforcement in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Through these events, patients will be able to safely dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications with local law enforcement who will be set up in the parking lots of participating Walmart stores.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: The following Walmart Stores are participating: · 82-491 Ave 42, Indio, CA 92203 · 5601 Ramon Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264 MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Ericksen, 916-804-5286, Kim@ ElevatePublicAffairs.com To find other locations taking part in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit https://takebackday. dea.gov/, and to find out other ways Walmart is committed to helping fight opioid abuse in the greater Desert, visit https:// corporate.walmart.com/opioids

Red Flag Warning for Riverside County amid strong Santa Ana Winds

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will be especially difficult for high-profile vehicles. Southern California Edison officials said the utility is considering precautionary power shutoffs that could

potentially affect more than 40,000 customers in the Inland Empire. The shutoffs would be implemented to de- energize power lines in danger of being damaged or downed by strong winds, potentially sparking wildfires.

As of Thursday morning, areas in the potentially affected zone include Banning, Beaumont, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Hemet, San Jacinto, Menifee, Perris, the northern section of Lake Perris, Lakeview, Nuevo, Lake

Elsinore, Temecula, Lakeview Hot Springs, Cabazon, Med Valley, Goodhope, Eden Hot Springs, Juniper Flats, Gilman Hot Springs, Big Oaks Canyon, Owl, portions of the Desert Hills Outlet Mall, Mountain Center, a section of Banning southwest

of Cabazon and another section northeast of Banning. The winds are expected to remain strong through midday Friday, then gradually taper off during the afternoon, forecasters said. Source: NBC Palm Springs

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FAMILY FEATURES

dding a four-legged friend to the family is no small decision, and it’s easy to get distracted by sweet eyes pleading to be taken home. Becoming a dog parent is a major commitment, so it’s important to do your research and make wellinformed choices before deciding on a new dog. No matter what stage of acquiring a dog you’re in, educate yourself about your options. A resource like Be Dog Smart, an online tool designed to guide consumers through the process of looking for a dog, can help you every step of the way, regardless of whether you’re considering getting a dog from a professional breeder, pet store, friend, family member or adopting from a shelter or rescue. By asking the right questions, researching credible sources and requesting transparency from those who provide companion animals, you can rest assured you are taking the right steps to bring home a new furry family member. Take smarter steps to bring your new fur-baby home with these tips from the Pet Leadership Council, the creators of the Be Dog Smart initiative: 1. Determine the responsible environment you would like to acquire your dog from. One way to ensure those who raise and supply dogs maintain proper care standards is to understand the acquisition process and thoroughly vet breeders, retailers, shelters and rescues before supporting their operations. Ask questions about their businesses, policies, animal care and referral sources. Visit the locations personally to get a sense for the environment before making a decision. Once you settle on a source for your dog, interview several options to determine the best fit.

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How to Find the Right Dog for Your Family 2. Consider how a dog fits into your living situation. For example, if you work long hours, you’ll need to consider ways for your dog to be let outside during the day. Although some breeds require less space for exercise, all dogs need daily activity and regular access to relieve themselves. 3. Think about the time and monetary investment. Dogs typically do not understand being left in their crates because you have a busy work schedule or social life. Contemplate your available time and how you would adjust to accommodate your pet. The same can be said for your finances. Ensure you can afford essentials such as food, grooming items and veterinary care as well as extras like toys and treats before making the commitment. 4. Learn about the differences between purebred and mixed breeds. With so many breeds of dogs available, it’s tough to know which one is the right fit for you. Purebred dogs, which are dogs whose parents belong to

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the same breed, offer predictability in size, appearance, temperament, health issues, grooming needs and energy level. Mixed breeds, whose parents come from different breeds or are mixed breeds themselves, have a lower chance of being born with inherited congenital diseases and often inherit only the best traits from each parent. 5. Weigh the benefits of a puppy versus an adult dog. Puppies are typically sweet and fun, and there are advantages to bonding with a puppy from its earliest stages of life. However, puppies quickly grow and can require a lot of work and training. Puppies are also more likely to be destructive. At rescues and shelters you’ll often find older dogs, many who were abandoned due to their owner’s life circumstances, not anything they did wrong. These dogs can be wonderful additions to a family and may be house trained and have previous basic command training, but there is a possibility of not getting a clear understanding of the dog’s past. For additional tips and to learn more, visit BeDogSmart.org.

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