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Cannabis ‘Gold Pot’ US marijuana industry may reach $44 billion by 2020 including products associated with the growth of cannabis By Desert Star Staff The sale of cannabis could infuse up to $44 billion into the US economy by the end of the decade, according to the annual report from Marijuana Business Daily posted on Monday. If the current business and legalization trend continues,

annual revenue will increase from $14-17 billion this year to $24-$44 billion by 2020, says the report. The numbers include the sale of marijuana as well as products associated with the growth of cannabis. They include growers, grow-lights, marijuana accoutrements

and buying property for cultivation in states where the industry is legalized. Every dollar spent on marijuana at retail leads to an extra $3 working its way into the economy, according to the organization. “We’ve been expecting rapid growth in the marijuana

industry for a while now, and that’s exactly what’s playing out,” said MBD managing editor Chris Walsh. He stressed the main drivers to growth are recreational sales in US states of Colorado, Washington and Oregon. “Even the mature medical

Desert Smash 2016 12th Annual BNP Paribas Tennis Championship to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital Story and Photos by Pat Krause Desert Smash celebrated its 12th year with top-ranked tennis pros and Hollywood celebrities being a part of this event that is held during the BNP Paribas Tennis Championship. It is usually held on the Tuesday prior to the tournament and was held at a new location this year. The venue was held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. Desert Smash is known for being a great Charity

Event and this year all monies raised will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This Tennis Celebrity and Tennis Pro event is great for the public as it is all in fun. Fun is the name of the game where line judge chairs are auctioned off. Mariah Carey Tickets, Autographed photos and artwork are also auctioned off to the highest bidder. Justin Bieber was a part of the tennis event last year. He played tennis and performed at the Gala and

this year SIA was the headline act for the Gala. She could not sing because of a contractual clause in her contract but she made an appearance on the Red Carpet and the Stage. She came because she is a tennis fan and didn’t want to disappoint her fans. Tennis Stars Victoria Azarenka, and the Tennis Doubles champions, Bob and Mike Bryan were a big hit with Continues on Page 2

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marijuana markets are growing very quickly, like Arizona, New Mexico, and states that have had medical programs for years now,” said Walsh, adding that new medical marijuana states like Illinois, Nevada and Massachusetts Continues on Page 6


ACT MS Spring Fundraiser

Story and Photos by Pat Krause ACT for MS held its Spring Fundraiser, Sunday Night Fever, on March 6th at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. The Event honored two very well known philanthropists and deserving people. Harold Matzner was honored for his support of ACT for MS and so many other charities in the Desert. Matzner is an entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Philanthropist and is the owner of one of the finest restaurants in the Coachella Valley, Spencer’s. He has served on many boards, chaired many events, Donates his time and money abundantly. He chairs the Palm Springs International Film Festival and has made it what it is todaya world-renowned event. Gloria Greer passed away recently from cancer but was a driving force in all she did.

She founded ACT for MS after her daughter Norma was diagnosed with the Disease. She hosted many TV shows, had her own magazine, Sand to Sea, was the main diva for the social scene in Palm Springs Life magazine and has had a life long association with so many local charities. Her involvement in the social life and arts as a journalist is well known by all who knew her for over 25 years. Her smile is legendary and is sorely missed. Matzner gave a glowing tribute to her, as he was a dear friend until her death. The honor she was given was well deserved as she spent years raising money for this and other causes. Jim Fitz Fitzgerald served as Emcee honoring Matzner and Greer, The fun cocktail party had guests dressing up in the era of Sunday Night Fever.

Guests were given flashing light bulb necklaces and sunglasses to enhance their outfits. Photos were taken and distributed before guests left. There was a live auction that raised even more money for the charity. Co-chairs were Nancy Stone and Marc Byrd. After dinner, Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Marc Byrd, Nancy Stone and Honoree Harold Matzner. Photo by Pat Krause the guests danced the night away to the sounds of Grammy Award winner, The Latin Crooners. ACT for MS President Suz Hunt spoke to the guests. ACT for MS has a goal to make MS patients live longer thru Strength Training, Therapy, Yoga and Water Aerobics. This charity is Patty Newman, Rhonda and Ray Smith and Nelda Linsk. Photo by Pat Krause there for anyone suffering from the disabilities from MS.

Once Upon A Time

Neville Wakefield, Steven Nash and Actress, Minnie Driver. Photo by Pat Krause

Gary Hall, Fairy queen and singer-John Barrowman. Photo by Pat Krause

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Story and Photos by Pat Krause The Art Museum Associates Council held its,

Once Upon A Time-In The Land Of Art, Gala on March 12th. The Palm Springs Art

Museum was turned into a magical land where women dressed as butterflies walked around thru the guests. Guests walked down the ramp to have their photos taken before heading down for the refreshments. The cocktail hour was outside in the patio area of the Museum. The guests were told to head to the Museum’s Annenberg Theatre to see

a fun filled cabaret style performance with singers and violinists. Gary Hall and Gary Schahet said that their co-chairs were Barbara and Gene Berlanti, Jerry Green and Phyllis Schahet and it took a lot of donors, underwriters and volunteers to put on this Extravaganza Style Gala. John Barrowman took to the stage singing some of his favorite songs. He said he loved the Desert so much he bought 3 homes here, one

for his parents that were in the audience. He does a lot of performing in the UK and is known here for Arrow and Torchwood shows. Barrowman brought Broadway star Sally Ann Triplett on stage for a duet before she sang a few songs solo. The other performers were, Wellstrung, which is made up of 3 violinists and a cello player that sing and play in a unique style. The audience loved each and every performance. The guests were ushered upstairs into the main lobby area for an elegant dinner. The table decorations and the cloth draped ceiling and walls were beautifully done. The food was prepared so grand that you almost didn’t want to destroy the beauty by eating it. This fairytale evening is one to remember. A special Celebrity guest for the night was the famous Minnie Driver. Dancing followed this spectacular dinner for a magical night in Wonderland. They announced they had raised over $750,000 to support all the Museum’s programs.

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the fans. There were numerous celebrities that came either to play or perform. Local boxer Tim Bradley arrived to play. The Musicians Ja Rule and Natasha Bedingfield sang at the evening gala. The young girls waited patiently for Cody Simpson to take the stage and screamed when he appeared. Actors Alan Thicke,

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JA Rule. Photo by Pat Krause

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IRS Targets Audits for Taxpayers who may use these Deductions

By Janice Gough This week, I continue my series on “primary “Red Flags”, which could trigger an audit. 1. Falsely Padding Deductions on Returns Each year, some taxpayers just can’t resist the temptation to fudge information on their tax returns using tax software was one of the best ways for taxpayers to ensure they file an accurate return. The IRS said it normally is able to audit returns filed within the last three years, and additional years can be added if substantial errors are identified or fraud is suspected.

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Significant civil penalties may apply for taxpayers who file incorrect tax returns, and taxpayers could be subject to criminal prosecution possibly leading to additional penalties and even prison time. Using tax software was one of the best ways for taxpayers to ensure they file an accurate return and claim only the tax benefits they’re eligible to receive. One option is IRS Free File.

the tax code intended to foster research and experimentation by the private sector. It said improper claims generally involve failures to participate in, substantiate qualified research activities, or satisfy the requirements related to qualified research expenses. As well, improper expenses may be contained in some claims for the research credit. To claim a research credit, the IRS said, taxpayers must evaluate and appropriately 2. Excessive Claims document their research for Business Credits activities over a period of time The fuel tax credit to establish the amount of generally is not available to qualified research expenses most taxpayers, yet the IRS paid for each qualified said it routinely uncovered research activity. Unsupported unscrupulous preparers claims for the research credit who had enticed sizable may subject taxpayers to groups of taxpayers to penalties. The agency said erroneously claim the credit taxpayers should carefully to inflate their refunds. review reports or studies Improper claims for the fuel prepared by third parties to tax credit generally come in two ensure they accurately reflect forms: an individual or business the taxpayer’s activities. making an erroneous claim on an otherwise legitimate 3. Falsifying Income tax return, or an identity to Claim Credits thief claiming the credit in a Some people inflate or broader fraudulent scheme. include income on a tax return There is a lot of misuse of they never earned, either as the research credit, a feature of wages or as self-employment

them aware of this scam. They should keep in mind that they are legally responsible for what is on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else.

of the budget must be capital reserve fund contributions. For more information, visit www.HUD.gov or www. vamortgagecenter.com. Thanks for your question, Kelly

increase the allowed rental percentage to 65%. The bill would mandate other changes to make lending approval for condominium associations more attainable. Some associations amend their CC&Rs to limit the number of rentals, to try to meet the FHA/FNMA/VA project requirements. This would take a membership vote. However, under Civil Code 4740, rental limits adopted in 2013 or later would only apply to buyers who acquired condominiums after the rental maximum was imposed, so every current owner still could also rent, not just those currently renting. Other than lending guidelines, there may be other reasons to limit rentals, even though it will take a while for enough turnover in your membership for the limit to have any significant impact on rentals. Your community should discuss this and determine if a limit is right for your association. Thanks, Kelly

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FHA Condo Loans and Rental Limits By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

had be certified as meeting certain minimum requirements before FHA or FannieMae would issue loans on any units in that project. These nationwide requirements were imposed without the approval of any elected official. Dear Kelly: Originally the requirements Enjoy reading your weekly were very strict, and many articles in [the paper]. I own if not most condominium a condo that is for sale. My projects could not qualify. agent tells me she had two The requirements were eased offers with VA loans, but the slightly in 2013, but are still development is not approved not easy for associations to for VA or FHA loans. Never meet. [In your county, per the heard of such a situation, HUD website, www.HUD.gov, please enlighten me. of the over San Diego County Thanks, R.W., Fallbrook 6,100 HOAs, only 341 are HUD “approved”, 1077 are Dear R.W.: In 2009, the FHA, VA, and VA-approved.] Assessment FNMA (“FannieMae”) changed delinquencies of 60 days or their lending approval practices more cannot exceed 15%. A minimum 50% must be for condominium homes, owner-occupied. In mixedand stopped approving use projects, no more than individual condominiums for 25% of the space can be loans. Instead, they began requiring that the entire project non-residential. At least 10%

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income, usually in order to maximize refundable credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Taxpayers are legally responsible for all the information reported on their tax returns. Falsifying income could result in the taxpayer facing a big bill to repay the erroneous refunds, or in some cases, criminal prosecution. The IRS said taxpayers may encounter unscrupulous return preparers who make

Hello Mr. Richardson, First of all, thank you for all the wonderful advice you provide in your column in the paper. I own a condominium in a small complex. Just under half of the units are currently rented. Another owner is trying to sell their unit and told the board that the potential buyer has a hard time acquiring a loan due to the high percentage of rented units. What is the best ratio of owner-occupied versus rented units in a small complex like ours? When limiting the units rented, can the board members make an addendum to the CCR? How do we “grandfather” this in? How can we be fair? How can other owners be ever able to rent out if we limit the unit numbers available for renting? Thank you very much, Sincerely, S. Z., Arcadia Dear S.Z.: It may be that your association is too close to the maximum rentals allowed for FHA/FNMA lending standards, which currently is 50%. However Congress may liberalize this, if HR 3700 becomes law, as Section 301 of that legislation would

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Iran ordered to pay $10.5 billion for 9/11 by US judge By Desert Star Staff A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack. The same judge earlier cleared Saudi Arabia from culpability. US District Judge George Daniels in New York issued the default judgment on Wednesday. Under the ruling, Tehran was ordered to pay $7.5 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, including $2 million to each victim’s estate for pain and suffering, and another $6.88 million in punitive damages. Insurers who paid for property damage and claimed their businesses were interrupted were awarded an additional $3 billion in the ruling. The ruling is noteworthy particularly since none of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were Iranian citizens. Fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, while two were from the United Arab

Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon. Saudi Arabia was legally cleared from paying billions in damages to families of 9/11 victims last year, after Judge Daniels dismissed claims that the country provided material support to the terrorists and ruled that Riyadh had sovereign immunity. Saudi attorneys argued in court that there was no evidence directly linking the country to 9/11. In response to the latest ruling, Hossein Sheikholeslam, a senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, called the decision “absurd and ridiculous.” “I never heard about this ruling and I’m very much surprised because the judge had no reason whatsoever to issue such a ruling… Iran never took part in any court hearings related to the events of September 11, 2001,” he told Sputnik. “Even if such an absurd and ridiculous decision has been made, the charges simply hold no water because Iran has

never been mentioned at any stage of the investigation and the trials that followed.” While Sheikholeslam argued that Iran didn’t take part in related hearings, that lack of participation may have contributed to the decision. A default judgment is typically issued when one of the parties involved in a case does not respond to court summons or appear in court to make their case. Judge Daniels found that Iran failed to defend itself against claims that it played a role in 9/11. Iran believes the lawsuit is unnecessary because it says it did not participate in in the attack. In the US, Tehran’s role in 9/11 has been debated heavily over the years. The 9/11 Commission Report stated that some hijackers moved through Iran and did not have their passports stamped. It also stated that Hezbollah, which the US designates as a terrorist organization supported by Iran, provided

“advice and training” to Al-Qaeda members. In a court document filed in 2011 regarding the latest case, plaintiffs claimed Hezbollah “provided material support” to Al-Qaeda, such as facilitating travel, plus “direct support” for the 9/11 attacks. As a result, the plaintiffs argued Iran was liable. However, the commission report itself found no evidence to suggest Iran was aware of the 9/11 plot, and suggested the possibility that if Hezbollah was tracking the movements of Al-Qaeda members, it may not have been eyeing those who became hijackers on 9/11. While the report suggested further investigation into the issue, President George W. Bush has said, “There was no direct connection between Iran and the attacks of September 11.” Iran, inhabited mostly by Shia Muslims, has also denied any connection to Al-Qaeda – a militant Sunni group – and cooperation between the

two has been questioned due to religious differences. Al-Qaeda views the Shia as heretics, for example. “The people who committed those terrorist attacks were neither friends nor allies of Iran,” Iran Press Editor-in-Chief Emad Abshenas told Sputnik. “They were our sworn enemies, members of Al-Qaeda, which considers Iran as their enemy. Fifteen out of the 19 terrorists were Saudi citizens, which happens to be America’s best friend. The remaining four terrorists lived in Saudi Arabia and enjoyed Saudi support. Therefore the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks had nothing to do with Iran.” How the case moves forward after Daniels’ ruling is unclear. According to Bloomberg, it can be very hard to obtain damages from another country, but plaintiffs might try to do so by targeting Iranian funds frozen by the US.

By Desert Star Staff Tax season can be one of the most, well, taxing times of year, especially for chronic procrastinators who make up about 20 percent of the American public, according to research conducted at DePaul University. Why drag out the stress? Here are some great ways to streamline the process of preparing and filing taxes: Review Forms: As you receive your W-2, 1099s and other tax forms, review each document right away to ensure it’s accurate. Then,

file these forms in one place so they will be ready for you when you’re ready to file. E-File: Consider filing taxes online. The IRS provides a free database of e-file providers, as well as information on free tax preparation for qualifying individuals and families. More information and resources can be found at www.irs.gov. Get Ready: For business owners, it may make sense to turn to professionals for tax filing services, but many individuals have relatively uncomplicated financial situations and can save a

lot of money by preparing taxes on their own. However, the right tools will make the process go more smoothly. For quick calculations, make sure that you’re equipped with tools like a desktop calculator with tax calculation functionality. For example, those from Casio are ideal for home or office use. You can reduce your margin of error by keeping better documentation of your tax paperwork and better notations throughout the preparation and filing process. Consider a calculator with

printing functionality, such as the HR-8TMPlus printing calculator, which has an easy-to-read big LCD display, prints 1.6 lines per second and includes an adapter. Don’t Wait: When it comes to filing your taxes, don’t procrastinate. Not only will the task loom over your head until you take care of it, but you may encounter filing issues that delay the process and cause you to miss the deadline and incur a hefty penalty fee. If you’re due for a refund, you’ll especially want to file early so you can put that refund

to good use right away (i.e. paying down debt, investing it in a retirement fund or college savings account). Consider filing your taxes as soon as you have all your forms in hand and opting for direct deposit for an even faster refund (keep in mind you will need your bank information on hand to do so). While tax season is only an annual headache, it can be a major headache if you are not prepared and organized. Take steps to reduce the stress. Source: Statepoint

By Desert Star Staff SAN FRANCISCO Hundreds of teachers are rallying today for a better contract with the City College of San Francisco, and then heading to a downtown hotel to tackle statewide education issues at the California Federation of Teachers’ annual convention. More than 600 educators will attend the conference, where the theme is “Activate Labor for Justice.” CFT president Joshua Pechthalt, said the issue at CCSF is intransigence by college administrators at the bargaining table in the wake of an attempt by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to shut the college down. “They’ve lost thousands of students as a result of

this threat to close down the City College of San Francisco,” he said. “And now the faculty - after years of shouldering these cuts really are asking for a decent salary increase, in a city that is very expensive to live in.” Pechthalt said educators at the conference will be discussing their support for a ballot measure in November that would extend Proposition 30, which passed four years ago and taxed the wealthy in order to fund schools. In order to address the teacher shortage, he said, the state needs to better fund programs to forgive teachers’ student loans. Even more difficult, he said, will be changing the narrative of anti-publiceducation interests, who persist in blaming teachers

for problems in the schools. “The toxic environment that surrounds public education has discouraged people from going into the teaching profession,” Pechthalt said, “and, frankly,

has encouraged veteran teachers to get out.” One topic at the convention will be the current anti-labor case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Friedrichs vs. California

Teachers Association, the issue is whether nonunion members can opt out of paying union dues even when they benefit from a union’s collective bargaining.

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Angel View to break ground on new clearance center on March 23 By Desert Star Staff DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA.– On Wednesday, March 23, Angel View will break ground on a 26,250 square foot clearance and transportation center on Dillon Road west of Bearce Road in Desert Hot Springs, announced Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View’s resale stores. The project, which will serve as the headquarters for all of Angel View’s resale operations, was unanimously approved by the City of Desert Hot Springs Planning Commission on March 8. “This project is a win for so many, including people looking for a unique shopping

experience, the City of Desert Hot Springs, and most of all, Angel View’s clients,� Powers said. “The revenue generated by the new clearance center, which will feature deeply discounted merchandise that has been marked down from Angel View’s 21 resale stores, will help fund our programs for children and adults with disabilities. It will also provide needed tax revenue for the City, plus provide a number of environmental benefits.� By moving the clearance center and transportation operations to the 2+-acre industrial site and utilizing commercial trash and material handling equipment, trips

into and out of the valley by long distance haulers will be dramatically reduced. The new location, near I-10 and Hwy 62, will facilitate shipments of baled textiles, bulk recyclable metals, recycled e-waste, pre-crushed, and compacted materials. Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs mayor, added, “Angel View has been part of the City’s history for more than 60 years. We’re so pleased to support this project that offers so many benefits to our residents, visitors, and clients served by Angel View.� At build out, the project will consist of 13,325 square foot of industrial space, 9,000 square feet of commercial retail space,

and 3,600 square feet of office space. Approximately 40 employees will work at the site. Angel View’s resale stores accept more than 3 million pounds of donated material each year that is then resold, reused or recycled. The stores offer shoppers great prices on gently used apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, books, household goods and more. Proceeds from the sale of the donated items are used to provide a wide range of essential services to children and adults with disabilities who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. For more than 60 years, Angel View has provided

residential care to children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, giving family members greater peace of mind. The organization also provides an adult Day Program that promotes independence, and community outreach services that help families raising children who are living with disabilities. Based in Desert Hot Springs, Angel View raises funds for its programs through the operation of 21 resale stores located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information or to volunteer at Angel View’s stores, visit: www.AngelView. org, email info@angelview. org, or call (760) 329-6471.

By Desert Star Staff Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields and Editorat-Large Ben Shapiro have both resigned from the conservative website amid allegations that Fields was manhandled by Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Additionally, national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and editor Jarrett Stepman resigned on Monday, according to Politico reporter Hadas Gold. Both Fields and Shapiro told Buzzfeed that they submitted their resignations on Sunday. Since Fields accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her arm so hard that it bruised, Breitbart has gone back and forth between backing the reporter’s account of the alleged incident and seemingly backing the Trump campaign’s denial. “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,� Fields said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News on Sunday. “I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways.� Shapiro, meanwhile, claimed the website had “put a stake through the heart� of the legacy of its founder, Andrew Breitbart. He argued that company chairman Steve Bannon had turned the site into “Trump’s personal Pravda�, abandoned, and undercut his own reporter “Breitbart News not only stood by and did nothing outside of tepidly asking for an apology, they then attempted to abandon Michelle by silencing staff from tweeting or talking about the issue,� Shapiro wrote in his resignation statement. Following these resignations, the website briefly published a story saying Shapiro “announced Sunday evening via left-wing

Buzzfeed that he is abandoning Andrew Breitbart’s lifelong best friend, widow, handpicked management team and friends in pursuit of an elusive contributorship at the Fox News Channel.� “Friends of Hamas could not be found for comment,� it added. The article was quickly removed from the website, with Breitbart’s counsel Joel Pollack saying it was published “as a result of a misunderstanding.� The controversy began at a Trump campaign event on March 8, during which Fields attempted to ask the GOP frontrunner a question after a press conference. Fields claimed that someone grabbed her arm tightly and pulled her away from Trump. The Washington Post’s Ben Terris identified the perpetrator as “Corey,� indicating Lewandowski. Soon afterwards, Politico published an audio recording and transcript of Fields and Terris describing what happened during the incident. The recording allegedly includes Lewandowski’s voice. Fields also posted a photo on Twitter showing her bruised arm. However, Trump’s campaign has adamantly denied the allegations. “This was, in my opinion, made up,� Trump said to CNN. “Everybody said nothing happened. Perhaps she made the story up. I think that’s what happened.� Initially, Breitbart sided with Fields, saying that if Lewandowski did grab her then he owes the reporter an immediate apology. Later in the week, the website published another account disputing Fields’ and Terris’ story. The article claimed that Terris mistakenly identified a security guard as Lewandowski. Another story from Breitbart included alleged text messages from the Trump campaign manager “proving� he didn’t acknowledge

the assault. A Daily Beast report previously claimed he admitted to the accusation. Afterwards, the Beast published another story featuring video that it says “definitively� shows Lewandowski grabbing Fields. The controversy had already led to the resignation of Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella, who argued the site was biased in favor of Trump. “My own personal observation is that there is a cycle of behavior that is

escalating and it’s happening exclusively at Donald Trump events,� Bardella said in a statement. “It is wrong, disgusting and indicative of an ugliness that is contaminating the public and political discourse in our country.� This isn’t the first time the Trump campaign’s run-in with the media has garnered headlines. In late February, the US Secret Service tackled a Time Magazine photographer. The incident occurred as Black Lives Matter protesters

interrupted a Trump rally. When the photojournalist tried to snap photos outside a media holding area, he was slammed to the ground by Secret Service. Physical confrontations at Trump events have increasingly sparked concern in the US. Critics of the frontrunner argue that Trump is inciting violence with his heated rhetoric, while his supporters say protesters are looking to disrupt freedom of speech.

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Three California philanthropic foundations win prestigious Impact Award By Desert Star Staff Three California philanthropic foundations have won Impact Awards this year from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The award honors foundations that make grants to encourage diversity and empowerment of marginalized communities. One of the winners, the Sandler Foundation, has given out more than $750 million and has founded a range of nonprofits including ProPublica, which funds investigative journalism, and The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank. Herbert Sandler, president of the Sandler Foundation, said his organization is dedicated to improving the rights, opportunities and wellbeing of the disadvantaged. “The Center for American Progress is one of the most effective, powerful think tanks in the country,” he said, “and one of the very few that are of the size and strength and competence and intellectual

power to combat the much larger group of strong think tanks on the right.” Another honoree, the Ventura-based Patagonia Foundation, funds small, grassroots activist organizations focused on the environment. Kim Fraczek is co-director of Sane Energy Project, a group funded by Patagonia that is trying to stop the proposed Spectra Energy Algonquin natural-gas pipeline that would run from New York to Massachusetts. “We are organizing a direct action campaign where the fracked gas pipeline crosses 105 feet away from the Indian Point Nuclear Facility 30 miles north of New York City,” she said. “If the pipeline ruptures, we face catastrophe for 20 million people.” The third winner of the NCRP Impact Award is the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, based in San Francisco. Haas funds many initiatives, including the Proteus Fund’s Civil Marriage Collaborative. Paul Di Donato, interim president at the Proteus Fund,

Marriage equality is one of many issues funded by California philanthropic foundations honored this year with Impact Awards from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (Ted Eytan) said his group worked for years promoting marriage equality in the run-up to the U.S. Supreme Court decision last June that legalized same-sex marriage. “The CMC Funding was critical to winning,” he said.

“There aren’t that many social-justice issues that go from 70 percent of the public being against to 65 percent being in favor over the course of 11 to 15 years.” The Impact Awards will

be given out at a ceremony May 3 in Minneapolis as part of the national conference of a group called Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Community Health Centers, which issued the report. said people with a variety of medical specialties are needed. “Most of them are for family physicians,” he said, “and then after that, about 56 percent of health centers have openings for behavioral health staff, such as licensed clinical social workers or psychologists, or other mental-health or substanceabuse professionals.” Lee said one reason for the shortage is that these clinics typically are located in rural, impoverished areas so it can be hard to attract candidates. His group supported full funding for the loan repayment programs of the National Health Service Corps, more investment in teaching health centers and reauthorizing funding for nursepractitioner residency training. Kerry Hydash, chief

executive of the Family Healthcare Network in Visalia, said her organization has found innovative ways to keep its staff providers. “Many people come to work for us from outside the area and eventually want to move closer to family,” she said. “So, in the last year we implemented a ‘grandparent relocation program,’ where we’ll help to move grandparents closer to the provider team, versus having the provider move home.” She said the Family Healthcare Network also tries to ensure as much worklife balance as possible, and has hired people to do all the coding for electronic medical records, so providers can spend more time with the patients.

Community Health Centers Struggle to Recruit, Retain Physicians

Dr. Carolina Quezada treats a patient at a community health center in Visalia, Calif. (Family Healthcare Network)

By Desert Star Staff About 24 million Americans get their medical care from a Community Health Center, but 95 percent of those clinics

are affected by one or more vacancies on their staff. According to a new report, “Staffing The Safety Net,” 2 million additional patients

could be served if these centers could recruit enough health-care providers. Dr. Ron Yee, chief medical officer for the National Association of

CANNABIS “GOLD POT” Continued from Page 1 ave just entered the industry. Sales of cannabis only in the states that have legalized medical and recreational use total $3.5-$4.3 billion this year compared to $22.4 billion two years ago. Several states like California, Nevada and Massachusetts could legalize recreational cannabis after the November election, while Florida and Ohio could approve medical marijuana. “These would be huge new markets for the

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marijuana industry, propelling its growth for years to come,” Walsh said. However, the sector might be considerably affected by a change in the White House. Walsh expressed concern over the election of an anti-cannabis president or a backlash by communities that may make it difficult for marijuana businesses to make money.

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“Auto Parts”

By Desert Star Staff “Auto Parts” will be performed at the Hi Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree this Friday and Saturday, both shows beginning at 7 pm. The production is presented by PT Projects and the HDCC, and features a cast from Los Angeles. “Auto Parts” is written and directed by Steve Stajich, who previously brought the oneman memory play featuring Joe Wandell, “Mekong Joe” to the HDCC in 2012. “Auto Parts” is a theater piece consisting of four interrelated component ‘parts’ which are presented in an order selected by the audience before each show; the narrative line is never the same twice. No two performances are the same, yet the story presents itself clearly while holding the last of its secrets until the very end. Writer/Director Steve Stajich believes the piece “involves the audience at the level of ‘Will this work?’ and then satisfies with a narrative

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Angela Stern and Frank Noon Auto Parts order that they themselves have chosen.” Each of the ‘parts’ is set in or near an automobile, represented by a simple prop defining a car. This gives the piece its title and allows the play to probe the inherent intimacy of conversations inside of

cars. There are elements of love, longing, theft, failure, sex, marriage, infidelity, and of course murder. Stajich says “These are really the ‘parts’, but it’s the tension of finding out what each night’s new narrative sequence will be that makes this a play

that people might consider seeing more than once. And also because it’s fun!” Tickets can obtained online by going to http:// hidesertculturalcenter. org or by calling the box office at 760 366 3777.

The McCallum Theatre presents Open Call 2016

By Desert Star Staff PALM DESERT, CA … The McCallum Theatre Institute (MTI) — the education division of the McCallum Theatre — presents Open Call 2016, the ultimate variety show. The Valley’s best vocalists, dancers, instrumentalists and novelty performers will appear on stage in four performances on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 at 7PM and Saturday, April 16 at 2PM and 7PM. This annual sell-out event has become an audience favorite and is fun for the entire family. Open Call 2016 will showcase 143 performers in 22 acts that were selected by audition. You can meet this group of talented performers by reading the “Meet the Finalists” document at http:// www.mccallumtheatre.com/ index.php/education/opencall. The final performance will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded to an audience favorite, 2nd place and grand www.desertstarweekly.com

prizewinner. The Helen Turner Grand Prize Award winner will receive $2500. In addition to performing in their own number, all 143 finalists will be seen performing together in a finale number, which in traditional Open Call style, promises to entertain and inspire. All four performances are open to the public. For the 7PM performances on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 and 2PM performance on Saturday, April 16 tickets are $12, $17, $27, $37 with a special ticket price of $12 for children 12 and under. For the final performance at 7PM on Saturday, April 16 tickets are $22, $37, $57 and $67. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Theatre box office, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, by calling (760) 340-ARTS or online at www.mccallumtheatre.com. As in previous years, audience members at each one of this year’s first three

shows are invited to vote for their favorite act. The combined audience vote carries the weight of one judge in Saturday evening’s final performance, where the winners will be announced. Through the years Open Call has provided 1263 local artists the opportunity to work with and receive guidance from a professional artistic and

production team and perform on the McCallum Theatre stage. $115,500 has been awarded to Open Call finalists since the first show in 1999. “Each year, it’s a great pleasure to help facilitate a rewarding journey for our Open Call finalists, and it’s thrilling to be in a position to share their talents,” says Open Call producer and McCallum’s Director of Education, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary. “Open Call continues to be an important project for us. We have a great team of artistic collaborators in place and there is so much joy and discovery involved in working with people from our own community.” If you are interested in supporting the arts education programs of McCallum Theatre Institute, sponsorship opportunities are available in conjunction with Open Call. For more information, please contact Judi Cohen, Manager of Special Events, (760) 7766186 or e-mail at jcohen@ mccallum-theatre.org.

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MARCH 16 – 23, 2016 ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST BY RISA D’ANGELES

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most shift from others to self. To develop new tools. That time Your true calling comes forth. is now. For further development No longer just a burning ground you need new studies, new of aspiration, as the world people, new information. begins to reorient everywhere, You’re ready to answer a your initiating abilities clearly further call from the Soul. This emerge, you gather your is a transition time for you. philosophical beliefs and Release yourself to your Soul’s goals, you are now at the call and stand in its Light. highest level anyone can be in terms of world work, you CANCER begin to see your career in terms of how you help create Who you’ve been will no the culture and civilization, longer be who you are. What how you serve humanity so you’ve been asked to be is their gifts can come forth, no longer who you can be. too. You’re at the doorstep. All the responsibility you’ve assumed for so long will begin TAURUS to chafe, annoy and irritate you. You will gradually want So often you stepped into the more things in the world, less shadows, didn’t want to speak of a sense of duty, so your up and out, thought others gifts and talents can come would do a better job. This forth. The larger world, beyond gave you the needed strength family, needs you, too. and stamina, developed your awareness and abilities. Now LEO staying behind the scenes is no longer is appropriate. Over and over you will review You step into the limelight, plans, agendas, regimes and begin to communicate, teach, rituals in your daily life. And lead, facilitate, make the over and over these will transition from dark room to change in terms of work, lighted world. You give your health, people and all hope to humanity. It is the environments you interact in. “waters of life” for them. Old concepts shift to new concepts, discoveries GEMINI break the mold of how you’ve worked and your So much of your life has been thoughts on health. You’ll seek about observing the needs of new environments others, stepping into the great that allow for accelerated world field of service. This has activities in areas, people, been good. However, there places and things your comes a time when your focus heart desires.

VIRGO Creativity, opportunity, options. What do these mean to you, in what areas of life? Gates will open for you, the Sun will shine brighter in your garden, and a new creative impulse soothes any sense of isolation. You’ve had to make adjustments living on hope. New realities dawn, a new sense of self-expression too. And a new philosophy takes you on a new journey. Be sure to have sturdy shoes.

LIBRA All that’s important to you, all that formed your foundational beliefs, will be revised. This is a part of growing up. You took a path into the new world long ago. You learned new understandings, eliminated restrictions to your true identity. Now you revise your values, assume a greater sense of self-assurance, knowing this brave new world will always support you. Know every life dimension has its own truth. As you adapt and change, the world changes too.

SCORPIO You will find the need to speak the Truth in many situations. Usually you stand aside, allow others to be the voice of society. However, this is changing. You become the voice of reason, allowing no false information to pass you by. You’re very aware of

the impact of untruthfulness a. You practice “ahimsa” (doing no harm). Your work become a response to world events. Destiny has arrived. It’s within your heart, written in the stars. You are the Truth and it sets you free.

SAGITTARIUS Sag is always philosophically minded. Recently you’ve become security minded, wondering, as you age, how to prepare and build a strong system of resources for later times. It feels like providence has arrived. You sense this and bring forth purpose, energy and passion to whatever you believe in. And so, the question is what do you believe in? What is most important to you now? The answers when contemplated are surprising.

CAPRICORN You have stepped into power, a most interesting situation. Authority figures, not understanding the energy of relationship in astrology, may feel you’re challenging them, which you’re not. However, your very presence challenges previous beliefs of others and those in authority. You bring revolutionary change wherever you are. What is this? A call to leadership requiring you to display your ability to lead with both willingness and love, while poised within the center of power. You’ll

be learning this over time.

AQUARIUS As personal and outer world events around you continue to change, you learn to move easily within those changes. This helps you understand the requirements of the new world coming forth. Only your inner self can understand the truth of all matters, understand Right Direction and Right Attitude and how to shine a bright new light of hope for others to see. Your life situation calls forth your humanitarian endeavors. You will understand more later.

PISCES Jupiter is in Virgo. This means it’s a time of healing for all of humanity, but especially for Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign. Tend to all health matters in all parts of the body, inner and outer. Find a functional doctor or one who understands alternative methods of testing and healing. After tending to your health new opportunities will present themselves. New decisions will be made. A new change of focus will appear with new endeavors. Much of this year is a time of healing and preparing. 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.

Independent consultants find it easier to balance career and family By Desert Star Staff Finding the right balance between career and home life continues to be a significant issue for parents of young children. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than half of American women believe that children are better off when a parent stays home to concentrate on family. But at the same time, 51 percent of women with children younger than 18 have told Pew that being a working parent made it harder to advance in their job or career. While women may be concerned that temporarily becoming a stay-at-home mother hampers their career aspirations, many professionals are discovering a new way to achieve both professional and personal goals: independent consulting. “It’s possible to keep a foot in both camps and be very successful,” says Aaron Zwas, an independent consultant and author of “Transition to Independence” (www.t2iplan.com). As an independent

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consultant for 15 years, Zwas works from home and shifts his hours in a way that lets him actively manage the family and home with his wife. “I help out with the usual school and activity drop-offs,” says Zwas, “but we also have much more quality time with each other, too. And that’s something that everyone wants. “Independent consultants are becoming a mainstay of the modern workforce, injecting businesses and organizations with fresh ideas. In the last four decades, independent consulting has been one of the biggest growth areas in professional employment.” That’s because the world is changing as many employers reduce their staffs and contract out for more services. Zwas says a few tips to keep in mind if you plan to become an independent consultant are: • Have a conversation. Talk with your spouse, other family members and anyone else who might be affected about what you’re planning

to do and explain why it’s important to you. Be patient and listen to any advice and feedback they have. • Stick with what you know and like. Many independents get sucked into investing too much of their time in activities that are not related to their expertise or are undesirable. • Consider services you will need. Even as an independent, you may need to rely on the services of others. Be sure to include in your planning whether you will need to contract out in such areas as accounting, website development and marketing. “I know many women who have made the choice to take a couple of years off from work to focus on family,” Zwas says. “The majority of them absolutely want to get back into the workforce, but feel that it’s like going from zero to 100 immediately. This is one way to get back on your own terms, without having to spend an hour commuting to an office each day and without necessarily committing to a full 40-plus hours a week.” March 16, 2016

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History in Granite a Monumental Success

Arriving at the Museum of History in Granite in Felicity, CA. Image by Timmy Shulman Woods By Pam Price Visiting the Museum of History in Granite in the extraordinary town of Felicity,

CA in Imperial County, off Interstate 8 at Exit 164 just a few miles from Yuma, AZ is paradise for history fans.

Founded by Jacques - Andre and Felicia Istel, the museum was officially “created by law in March 1986.” There’s no front door and there are no galleries requiring security guards. This is a museum unlike any other in America, size and content wise. And it is worth the drive, no matter where you began your journey. Don’t look for neon lights; the museum is more a mirage rising from the sand dunes. Look up! A 25 foot high sculpture marks the entrance; you have arrived at a museum home to 467 granite “panels” , the rectangular shaped weigh 477 lbs., the triangular, 351 lbs. When you see one of the largest souvenirs of the Eiffel Tower, Mr. Istel explained it is actually part of a stairway from the original Eiffel Tower. This unique welcome to a museum celebrating world history with every footstep. And it starts when you enter a pyramid which Mr. Istel says symbolizes “The Center of the Universe”. A tour guide is on hand to explain the mystery. “ Mr. Istel presents his unconventional chronicle of history bigger than life,” said photographer Timmy

Shulman Woods as she captured the engraved and etched granite monuments. “This is the most monumental library I’ve ever seen, there’s nothing to compare it to,” she remarked as she carefully read monuments from conventional coverage such as “The Mayflower and the Plymouth Colony “ to “From the Annals of Crime in America” and “Coping with Terrorism”. The granite “pages” are impressive in diversity and dramatic in design. We met visitors from Ireland, France and China during our tour, our tour guide was from New Hampshire. “The educational value of The Museum of History in Granite leaves an impression on students,” remarked a high school history teacher during our informal tour. “This exhibit goes beyond a textbook. The dedication of the History of California opens on March 19th , Saturday with a full day of activities.” According to Mr. Istel a granite monument will presented to The State of California The Museum of History Granite has a “monumental” event planned for this special day starting at 10 AM with a “Service

of Remembrance” followed by a live demonstration , Pioneers of Parachuting, from 11 AM to 3 PM. The 4 PM dedication of the Granite Monument, History of California follows. History buffs will find the entire day, which concludes with The Great California Cake Fest benefitting the Imperial Valley and Yuma, AZ Food Banks follows at 4:30 PM a historical journey in itself. “The 100 foot granite monuments are designed to last 4,000 years,” said Mr. Istel adding the Museum is now an official candidate as a World Heritage Site. The eclectic monuments present a dramatic revue of history, created and curate with pages in granite. Mr. Istel refers to his latest eighteen monuments, Literacy for the Millennia, justifiably, with pride. Find out more at (760) 572 0400 or HISTORYINGRANITE.ORG Pam Price is a Commissioner on the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission

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E N T E RTA I N M E N T “BLOOD” - Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal - A Comedic Political Thril er With Music BY BEVERLY COHN

The ensemble as the Ministers of Japan. Photo by Ed Krieger After sitting through some unsatisfying evenings of theatre, every once in a while I see a production that leaves me emotionally moved, reminding me of why I love the potential magic of theatre. Last year it was the stunning production of “Spring Awakening” by Deaf West Theatre, which went on to New York. Right up there is the brilliant production of the world premiere of “BLOOD,” produced by the newly formed company, The Garage, and currently on stage at The Complex. Award-winning director extraordinaire Robert Allan Ackerman collaborated with a group of very talented young actors, work shopping the source material, which evolved into this riveting, highly stylized political thriller with fabulous original music and songs by Nick Ackerman and Chris Cester. The sound design by Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski often is a comedic counterbalance to the unfolding drama. The story, part fact

and part fiction, revolves around a scandal in Japan that most Americans never heard of. In the early 1980s an American pharmaceutical company knowingly sold HIV infected blood to Japan with instructions to heat the blood, which would supposedly destroy the virus. The Ministry of Health claimed that Japanese blood was immune to the virus and refused to issue orders to heat the blood. Subsequently, it was distributed to many hospitals, causing the deaths of 2,000 people, predominantly hemophiliacs, who contracted AIDS. The play begins in the tradition of Kubuki Theatre, where the rapid clapping of two hardwood sticks called clappers,(hyoshigi) played by Taishin Takibayashi, signals the start of the play. They were sounded again at the beginning of Act II. We are introduced to a Jewish-American free-lance journalist named Jules, well played by Alexa Hamilton, who has returned to Japan following the death of her nine-year-old

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secretly help them tell the truth about all the deaths. As time goes by, Koyo Ninomiya, a nine-year-old boy played by a female (Miho Ando) contracts AIDS and thinking that his illness is a death sentence, he just wants an apology from the government for what it did to him. The performance of this young woman as an AIDS victim is quite stirring.* After years of stonewalling by Dr. Kazama, head of the Ministry of Health, played by a fascinating Toshi Toda, he finally humbles himself and gives the young man the apology he has been seeking. Lest you think this is a “heavy” play, the creative staging by Ackerman results in an entertaining interpretation son Noah who was killed in a of a difficult subject. For freak car accident. She is good example, in between the friends with a former student straight serious narrative, named Ken (Takuma Anzai) there are superb production who becomes ill following numbers, incorporating various a series of transfusions and styles of theatre, which are

are most amusing. Some of the songs performed by the ensemble include, “Japan/ America,” “We Ain’t Got AIDS in Japan,” “We’re the Ministers of Nippon,” and “Caught With Fingers in the Jar.” In keeping with his vision and staying within a very limited budget, Ackerman’s technical team, working within the confines of a small space, put together more than adequate visual elements. Three red screens are moved around the stage to create a different location and also service the haunting projection design by Hana S. Kim, including some powerful special effects. Wendell C. Carmichael clothed some of the actors in fabulous authentic Kabuki costumes, while Donny Jackson blanketed the stage with glorious colors. Special kudos to design consultant Dona Granata and vocal coach Bob Garrett, whose musical work with

One of the production numbers with Takaaki Hirakawa, Mika Santoh, Michael Joseph, Miho Ando (center), Ash Ashina, and Takuma Anzai. Photo by Ed Krieger subsequently dies. The hospital, which has assigned numbers instead of names to their HIV patients, refuses to do an autopsy, which sets in motion her pursuit of the truth of what killed her young friend. Even as more and more people begin to die from AIDS, none of the victims’ families come forward. They are ashamed and don’t want to cause any trouble. There is also the inherent respect for authorities, which further impacts on their reluctance to confront the government’s decision to not purify the blood. Deaths are spreading throughout the country and hospitals are involved in the cover-up. Eventually, Yoji Kurosawa a young Korean attorney, nicely portrayed by Sohee Park, reluctantly begins to work with Jules. They enlist the assistance of Eiko Asami, sensitively portrayed by Kazumi Aihara. She is a nurse in one of the hospitals and although her safety is at risk, agrees to March 16, 2016

perfectly executed by this gifted ensemble. There are musical jokes with some lyrics spoken in rhyme. The director’s comprehensive understanding of theatricality equipped him to incorporate different genres from Rap and Kabuki, to the frenetic movements of the Keystone Cops, the Marx Brothers, and moments straight out of Gilbert & Sullivan. In the hands of a less skilled director, it could have resulted in a series of disconnected scenes, but instead, the varieties of styles seamlessly blend between harsh reality and satire. The rest of this amazing ensemble includes Mika Santoh, who, wearing a traditional kimono, plays the devoted, caring wife of Dr. Kazama. Other members, each of who play multiple roles, including the zany singing and dancing ministers, are Michael Joseph, Anthony Gros, Takaaki Hirakawa, Andrew Nakajima, and Daryl L. Padilla whose rubber facial expressions

the actors achieved a highly professional performance. This profound subject matter in the hands of a less skilled director and ensemble could be in danger of becoming diatribe, which is not theatrically interesting. Instead, Ackerman and his company have created an evening of unforgettable theatre and in my opinion, this production should be Broadway bound. *This character is based on a real person who actually survived AIDS and is now a minister in the Japanese Parliament. The Complex 6476 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038 Run: Fridays: 8:00 pm Saturdays: 8:00 pm Sundays: 3:00 pm Tickets: Fridays & Saturdays: $30 Sundays: $25 (323) 960-7745 or www.plays411.com/blood www.desertstarweekly.com


E N T E RTA I N M E N T ‘Strangers’ on Stage’--‘Bridge of Spies’ on DVD BY THEDA KLEINHANS REICHMAN

free the student and Powers in the upcoming swap. New on DVD: “Bridge The compelling screenplay, of Spies,” directed by Steven written by Matt Charman and Spielberg. was one of eight Ethan and Joel Coen was films nominated in the Best also nominated in the Best Picture category this year. It original Screenplay category. deals with a very compelling “Bridge of Spies” DVD drama from the Cold War era extras: “U-2 Spy Plane: Beale in which Jim Donovan (Tom Air Force Base” showcases Hanks) is asked to defend spectacular footage shot at a Soviet spy, Rudolph Abel, the Beale Air Force Base of played by Mark Rylance the U-2 plane and the scene who took home the gold for where Powers and other his subtle performance. The pilots are instructed about film, based on true events. their spying mission, including takes us back in time to a a cameo appearance in the frigid relationship between film by Francis Gary Powers’ not only the United States son, Gary Powers Jr. and the Soviet Union, but “Spy Swap: Looking Back with East Germany as well. on the Final Act”: Spielberg Donovan is skilled at and his team stage the pivotal what he is asked to do and scene of the film at Glienicke though Abel is convicted Bridge, the very same location as a spy, his life is spared. where the historic exchange Later the government sends of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and Donovan to Germany to U-2 spy plane pilot Francis negotiate a spy exchange with Gary Powers took place. the Soviet Union--Abel for “Berlin 1961: Recreating downed U2 pilot Frances Gary The Divide”: A mix of behindPowers. The negotiations are the-scenes footage with complicated by an incident iconic archival imagery in East Germany when a transports viewers to young American graduate another place and time as student studying in Berlin is the filmmakers construct inadvertently captured by the Berlin Wall, envision police as the Berlin wall is being what it was like to cross erected. Donovan, against through Checkpoint Charlie, CIA advice, is determined to and re-create the divide.

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Stephen Louis Grush and Rebecca Pidgeon. Photo by Michael Lamont. “Sex With Strangers,” written by Laura Eason, is set in a bed and breakfast in rural Michigan in Act I, and in Olivia’s Chicago apartment in Act II. As the play opens Olivia (Rebecca Pidgeon) is curled up on the couch reading proof sheets of her latest manuscript. This marks her second book, which may never be published because she is still shell shocked from the critical reception for her first novel She is totally snowed-in; in the now deserted B & B. Suddenly, her silent world is jarred by the sounds of a car pulling up in the driveway, followed by a loud knock at the front door. At this point Ethan (Stephen Louis Grush) enters the scene. He is a brash young writer who, it turns out, is doing very well writing about his constant sexual exploits with women he picks up in bars each and every week. He then graphically details his brief, steamy encounters on the Internet. Classy, no, but successful-yes. In fact his book, based on his sexual prowess, is being made into a movie.

He is younger and far less polished than the educated, somewhat prim Olivia, but, it turns out, he has something to offer her besides his body. It turns out that Ethan. A fan of Olivia’s failed first novel, wants her to publish it again, using a new name and a new book jacket. He is certain, with his help; she will gain the literary following and fame her unique, elegant style deserves. As Act I progresses he also tries to convince her to let him read her newest manuscript. He is certain he can restart her career using his digital age skills and his agent Act one, like a romance novel, has plenty of sexual forays (tastefully done) and many trips to the bedroom. This coupling is coupled with conversations about writing, marketing and the importance of reaching out to the world with one‘s writing talents. But who is Ethan anyway? Is there more to him than his sexual blogs? And will Olivia face rejection yet again due to his seductive persuasion? What is most interesting about Eason’s play is the

Venus Williams Story and Photos by Pat Krause BNP Paribas Tennis Championship waited 15 years for the return of Venus and Serena Williams together. Serena Williams returned last year to a very welcoming crowd that made her feel like coming back again this year. Serena had to quit early last year because of an injury but came back this year to try to get another win here. Venus came back because of the welcome Serena got last year. I am sure she was also apprehensive about the return after so many years. Venus was welcomed with cheers and clapping and she looked like she was so happy as she put her hands on her heart in response to the cheers and waved to www.desertstarweekly.com

chance to learn more about who each character really is in their own mind. Is Olivia more than a timid writer unable to face rejection? Would she rather face obscurity rather than possible failure. And is the brash sensual Ethan capable of writing a novel of substance? Is he more than the lowbrow lover he projects on line in his crass, but successful blog? And is there is a future for this odd couple? The first act seems overly long and the set changes could use more innovation as we shift from the B & B in Michigan to Olivia‘s Chicago digs. The couch, for example, would have looked different with a colorful spread and pillows as well as different floor lamp. The set changes, as of now, are kind of like déjà vu all over again.. “Sex With Strangers,: at the Geffen Playhouse, 10866Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles (Westwood). Ends April 10. For tickets and info: (310) 208-5454. Or online at geffenplayhouse.com. Running time: 2 hours.

The rain wasn’t very heavy but it took almost an hour to dry the court for play. This probably took the momentum away from the match. Friday Night was the Salute to our troops and starts before

the crowds that cheered her on during the match. Unfortunately, Venus lost her first match that ended her stay in the Desert. She lost to a very short Japanese girl named Kurumi Nara. It looked a little like Mutt and Jeff, as Venus is very tall. Venus came out with her upper leg heavily taped. They started the match and it didn’t get far when the raindrops came Venus Williams. Photo by Pat Krause and everyone ran for cover.

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the night game. Serena won her match Friday night and continued on to try for that magical win. The afternoon doubles match with contenders John Isner and Milos Raonic was exciting and lasted all three

sets with a tiebreaker to make it more thrilling. They ended up beating Andy Murray and Colin Fleming. I am looking forward to more matches between the top contenders in tennis.

Kurumi Nara. Photo by Pat Krause

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The Warburton Celebrity Jam & Golf

Story and Photos by Pat Krause The 6th Annual Warburton Celebrity Golf, Music, Run event was held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs & Classic Club golf course. They started with a 5K run over the weekend. This is a 4-day event that includes a party with Songwriters and a dinner on Thursday night the 10th. A pairings Party on Friday the 11th includes the pairings and another dinner. Later on Friday night, the 11th was the Celebrity Jam Session that is really a Jam Session. The Jam is an intimate setting where guests can get close to the stage to see all their favorite singers and musicians. The party gets rocking early with the Sixwire Band starting off the JAM. This event has taken on a new mantle where participants can run, play golf, have several dinners, attend a songwriters party, a JAM session of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Musicians and attend a Gala with more celebrity entertainment and get up close and personal with the celebrities. And all this while supporting and benefitting a worthwhile charity like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Patrick Warburton and Clarke Rheney have made this a first class event in the Desert. Over a dozen board members helped put this

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Robbie Kreiger, Tom Johnson, Alex Lifeson, Tommy Thayer and Phil Chen. Photo by Pat Krause classy event on for 6 years that continues to grow each year. The entertainers at the JAM were singers, Dave Brock, Kim Carnes, Micky Dolenz-The Monkees, John Elefante-Kansas, Robin MeadTV host, Jesse Valenzuela and Robin Williams-Gin Blossoms accompanied by Sixwire thru the entire night. Other singers and guitarists were Jeff BaxterSteely Dan, Don Felder-Eagles, Tom Johnson-The Doobie Brothers, Robby KriegerDoors, Tommy Thayer-Kiss, Mike Mills-REM, With Phil Chen-bassist-Doors and Danny Seraphine who plays a mean drum. There were other singers and guitarists that made up this JAM. The Finale had Thayer, Alice, Krieger, Mills, and more

all jamming to the wee hours of the morning. They had the guests dancing, moving to the music and videoing on their cell phones. It’s a jumping night. Patrick Warburton and his wife founded this event after visiting St Jude Hospital. They continue to be a part of St. Jude and its mission. St Jude treats 260 kids a day and costs 2 million dollars a day to operate. This event has raised over 3 millions dollars and will beat last years record amount with over one million dollars for St. Jude. They hope to help stop all cancers, especially in children, and no one ever receives a bill for medical help at St. Jude. The Warburton Celebrity Tournament is now the topfundraising golf-tournament

Clark Rheney, Founder-Patrick Warburton and Jim McMahon. Photo by Pat Krause

Tommy Thayer and Alice Cooper. Photo by Pat Krause in the U.S. with a total raised of $1,725,635.00, which is the highest grossing amount for a golf tournament

in the entire country. Tickets sell out fast and the tournaments dates for 2017 are March 9-12.

Acclaimed Drama Debuts at CV Rep Theatre

Actor Vince Gatton. Photo Ron Celona By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic Personal stories are always powerful, inspirational and complex, as are we the humans upon which they’re based. We are not perfect, but we all strive, or should, for reaching our full potential as humans and all that this implies. Movies and television have

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the director as auteur along with an army of technicians. The live stage, however, is the medium and province of the actor. Grand and significant ideas come alive when performed by live actors. The connection between actor and audience is instantaneous. It can be both breathtaking and mesmerizing; it is often transformative on the part of the audience. Those are powerful components that make an evening spent in the

theatre well worth the effort. CV REP Artistic Director and founder Ron Celona once again brings a potent and compelling production to Rancho Mirage audiences. This time it’s a production of playwright Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama “I Am My Own Wife”, performed by gifted New York Citybased actor Vince Gatton. Gatton portrays a mindblowing 35 characters in March 16, 2016

a brilliant tour de force performance, speaking and translating as he goes in English, German, and French. It’s an astonishing accomplishment by an actor. Playwright Doug Wright, when asked why he chose to craft his play about Germany’s famous transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, along with her memories, diaries and comments from others during the German Weimar days, says that it is only fitting for a single actor to play all 35 roles. His ‘raison d’etre’ reply was “Charlotte had to adopt a variety of guises in order to survive after all, so why not let one actor adopt a variety of guises to tell her story?” And what a story it is. I had the opportunity last November to meet Doug Wright and briefly discuss his 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play at the American Theatre Critic Association meeting in New York City. It was an illuminating experience. He’s tall, incredibly intelligent, extremely articulate, and easily accessible to interviewers. As the current President of the Dramatist’s Guild of America, Wright is a the ‘go-to playwright’ for theatre critics to interview. Celona’s seamless staging and direction of “I Am My

Own Wife” is a mesmerizing theatrical experience which is underscored by the amazing performance of his star Vince Gatton. There are so many finely nuanced character moments in this powerful and haunting re-creation of long ago events now brought so vividly to life by Gatton as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and others in her complicated and complex life. It’s an exceptional performance that should not be missed by audiences of the Coachella Valley. In the technical department, Germany of the 1930s and 40s springs to life on a stunningly beautiful set created by Resident Production Design wizard Jimmy Cuomo that is creatively lit by Lighting Designer Moira Wilkie, who bathes the stage in moodinducing shafts of light. Also spot-on is Gatton’s costume, designed by Aalsa Lee, which gives him a character as well as a functional costume required for various pieces of stage business. “I Am My Own Wife” performs at CV REP Theatre, in Rancho Mirage, CA and runs through March 27, 2016. Call the Box Office at 760-296-2966 for tickets.

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Chicago-bound Amtrak train with over 140 on board derails in Kansas

By Desert Star Staff Five rail cars of Amtrak’s Los Angeles-Chicago passenger train have derailed in Kansas. Approximately 142 passengers and crew were on board, 29 of whom sustained injuries and are being treated in local hospitals. UPDATE: The engineer applied the emergency brakes after noticing a “significant bend in a rail,” an unnamed official familiar with the investigation told AP Monday afternoon. Investigators are now checking if a vehicle may have damaged the track, the agency reported. The incident occurred in Gray County, Kansas, some 3 miles (about 5km) outside Cimarron. “Just after midnight CT, Amtrak Southwest Chief Train 4, operating from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed some cars approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, on BNSF track,” Amtrak

said in a statement, adding there were approximately 128 passengers and 14 crew members on board. Local emergency responders provided on-site response, while approximately 20 passengers were transported to hospitals in Garden City and Dodge City, the passenger rail service said. The number of hospitalized increased to 29, Gray County spokeswoman Ashley Rogers said later in the evening, Associated Press reported. The victims sustained no life-threatening wounds, she added. Susan Morgan, the mother of one of the passengers, told KAKE News the Southwest Chief train was heading east from Los Angeles toward Chicago. Morgan said her daughter, a college student in Arizona, was helped out of a window to safety after the train started shaking while traveling at 75 miles per hour (120km).

Eight people were killed and over 200 injured last year in May when an Amtrak train heading from Washington to

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MUSIC Musical firepower shines on new albums BY ROBERT KINSLER

The art of powerful songwriting remains in good hands as evidenced by the latest album releases from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Brett Harris, Mike Jacoby and Tim Hockenberry.

guitarist Derek Trucks may be the leaders of the band, but there is an energy that bursts across the line-up that brings thrilling performances at every turn. Just listen to the yearning “Anyhow” with Tedeschi’s soulful soprano bolstered by the surrounding players, and funk-meets-soul standout “Don’t Know What It Means.” Although this writer is reviewing the standard 10-track release, “Let Me Get By” is also available as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes bonus studio tracks, live recordings captured at the Beacon Theatre in New York Artist: Tedeschi Trucks Band and alternate mixes and an Title: Let Me Get expanded booklet. Information: By (Fantasy) TedeschiTrucksBand.com. You might like if you enjoy: Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks Tell me more: The third fulllength studio from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, “Let Me Get By,” somehow outdistances the ensemble’s terrific 2011 debut “Revelator” and fine 2013 follow-up “Made Up My Mind.” The group’s distinctive blend of Southern rock, blues and Memphis soul is still intact, but the large 12-member troupe Artist: Brett Harris has fully brought all the diverse Title: Up in the Air (Hit the talents of the band members Deck Recordings/Redeye) together in the service of You might like if you enjoy: amazing songs. Singer-guitarist Nick Lowe, Band of Horses, Susan Tedeschi and lead Big Star, Burt Bacharach

Tell me more: In his 1981 signature hit, Greg Kihn once famously sang, “They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.” Don’t tell that to singersongwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brett Harris who has a pop sensibility that harkens back to a slew of greats from the the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Fusing folk rock, power-pop and melodic rock on his wonderful new sophomore LP “Up in the Air,” the Durham, North Carolinabased artist has tapped into deep musical and lyrical territory via 10 outstanding songs that are fully original even while recalling groundbreaking giants ranging from Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach to Alex Chilton (Big Star) and Nick Lowe. The album is fantastic, spanning Beatles-styled art pop (“End of the Rope”), fullyoriginal genre jumpers (“Lies,” “Summer Night”) and rich Americana (“Up in the Air,” the affecting album closer “Spanish Moss”). Information: BrettHarrisMusic.com. Artist: Mike Jacoby Title: NorthEastSouthWest (independent) You might like if you enjoy: David Serby, Walter Clevenger &amp; the Dairy Kings Tell me more: Perhaps because he hails from the

Northeast part of the nation and now lives in the Southwest, singer-songwriter Mike Jacoby’s brand of Americana defies easy comparisons with his influences or contemporaries. But his aptlytitled “NorthEastSouthWest” provides a joyful listen filled with melodic songs inspired by first-hand experiences, his lyrics delivered with an authenticity and surrounded by artful and affecting musical textures. The disc features all kinds of infectious and accessible tracks including the uptempo Rolling Stones worthy “Nevermind Me,” country blues “Hell If I Know,” and the beautiful acoustic guitar layered “Anyone’s Guess.” Information: MikeJacobyMusic.com. Artist: Tim Hockenberry Title: Tim Hockenberry (Poignant Records) You might like if you enjoy: Ray Charles, Warren

Zevon, Emitt Rhodes Tell me more: Although he first achieved widespread fame singing well-known cover songs on “America’s Got Talent” in 2012, Tim Hockenberry’s new self-titled album showcases an artist who has talents that extend beyond his expressive baritone vocals. On the country ballad “Ease Your Pain,” he displays a knack for commercial songwriting with a heartfelt tale of selfless love. Another highlight is the celtic-styled ballad “Carrying You,” where his piano playing and vocals carry the weight in the song’s opening section with a tapestry of guitar, mandolin, tin whistle and other sounds helping the song soar. “Come On Let’s Dance” starts out simply, with Hockenberry’s voice and a strumming guitar soon ascending into a driving celebration. Information: PoignantRecords.com.

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willing to compromise. • Use your imagination: Buying a live-in ready home offers convenience, but you can potentially save thousands of dollars on the front end on an ugly or tired home with great bones or personality. Choose a real estate agent with vision who can help you find the diamond in the rough in your desired location. Remember, there can be large return on small, affordable updates. • Know the deal-breakers: In a seller’s market, you may feel pressured to sign on the dotted line as soon as you find that home you really like. Before committing to a mortgage, do your due diligence. A shoddy roof, bad plumbing, foundation issues, outdated wiring and water damage are costly headaches you may not want to take on in a new home. • Do smart research: The Internet is your friend. So rather than cast a wide net, conduct smart searches. Sites like Homes.com make real estate searches easier by connecting buyers with timely and accurate listing

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92253. Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: LOURDES CEBALLOS FIGUEROA, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 10, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201603119 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 AUTHO¬RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM¬MON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI¬NESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. DSW16-1073

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHLOE MAXWELL AKA CHLOE W. MAXWELL CASE NO. INP1600127 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of CHLOE MAXWELL AKA CHLOE W. MAXWELL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SHERRY MARIE DUPONT in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SHERRY MARIE DUPONT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/07/16 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: DARLYNN MORGAN, ESQ. MORGAN LAW GROUP 1500 QUAIL ST., #540 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660 3/16, 3/18, 3/23/16 CNS-2857282# DESERT STAR WEEKLY. Pub 3/16, 3/18, 3/23/2016 DSW16-1072 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICIA P. BERRY CASE NO. INP1600040 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of PATRICIA P. BERRY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ROBERT LEMOYNE in the Superior Court of California, County of RIVERSIDE. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ROBERT LEMOYNE 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: 04/14/16 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 MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA, ESQ. SRG LAW GROUP, APLC 8241 WHITE OAK AVE. RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 91730 3/9, 3/11, 3/16/16 CNS2854327# DESERT STAR WEEKLY. Pub March 9, 11, 16, 2016. DSW16-1063 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, Case No.: PSC 1600655 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, PALM SPRINGS BRANCH, 3255 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1) Petitioner: Susan Rachel LeSage filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Susan Rachel LeSage to Proposed Name: Susan Rachel Krings. 2) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter 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 change 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 - Date, Time and Place: April 13, 2016 8:30 a.m. Department PS3. Address: 3255 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Superior Court of California, Riverside County, Palm Springs. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on this petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: DESERT STAR WEEKLY, 13279 Palm Drive Suite 5, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240. Dated: February 17, 2015 Judge of the Superior Court. Pub February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. DSW16-1049 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI¬NESS AS: LC TRANSPORT 78815 SANITA DRIVE, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ELOY FIGUEROA TRUCKING INC. 78815 SANITA DRIVE, LA QUINTA, CA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI¬NESS AS:DESERT BEAUTY SALON 13900 PALM DRIVE UNIT #1, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: VERONICA- -CASTRO 13011 ACACIA AVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: VERONICA- -CASTRO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 8, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201603019 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 AUTHO¬RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM¬MON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI¬NESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. DSW16-1071 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: NEW WAVE HOME AUDIO AND VIDEO, INC. 82680 SHOWCASE PARKWAY #7, INDIO, CA 92203. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: NEW WAVE HOME AUDIO AND VIDEO, INC. 82680 SHOWCASE PARKWAY #7, INDIO, CA 92203 Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 2/1/2016. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: KEVIN AMIDEI, PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 8, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602985 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 March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. DSW16-1070 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI¬NESS AS: LIVE LAUGH PLAY 2800 N. LOS FELICES CIRCLE E., UNIT C103, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KIMBERLY ANN ACOSTA CRUZ 2800 N. LOS FELICES CIRCLE E., UNIT C103, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262 . 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: KIMBERLY ANN ACOSTA CRUZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 1, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602648 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 AUTHO¬RIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM¬MON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI¬NESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2016. DSW16-1069

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THIS FICTITIOUS BUSI¬NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATE¬MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1065 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ANDY THE DOOR GUY 30 800 MONTE VISTA, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ANDRES-RAMIREZ 30 800 MONTE VISTA, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: ANDRES- -RAMIREZ . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 22, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602213 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 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1064 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SHINING STAR PRODUCTIONS 900 E. SATURNINO RD. #116, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KRANBOU-YA KENYA CLAY 900 E. SATURNINO RD. #116, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. 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: KRANBOU-YA KENYA CLAY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 1, 2016. Peter Aldana, AssessorCounty Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602592 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 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1062

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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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. DSW16-1058

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 February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. DSW16-1047

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FULCRUM WELLNESS 1775 E PALM CANYON DRIVE STU. 315, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264. Riverside County. Mailing Address 611 S. PALM CANYON DRIVE #7558, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264. Full name of registrant: WILLIAM EDWARD BASTIAN 2113 E CALLE CONEJERA, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262. 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: WILLIAM EDWARD BASTIAN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 25 , 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602401 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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. DSW16-1057

APN: 642-253-008-2 TS No: CA05001314-15-1 TO No: 8586685 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 25, 2014. 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 April 11, 2016 at 09:00 AM, in front of the Corona Civic Center, 849 W. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882, 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 August 13, 2014, as Instrument No. 2014-0306816, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by JOHN DAVID AKERMAN, TRUSTEE OF THE AKERMAN LIVING TRUST DATED DEC 14 2006, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13876 HERMANO WAY, 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 $218,177.82 (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 In Source Logic at 702-659-7766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05001314-15-1. 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: March 7, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05001314-15-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Stephanie Hoy, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER NO. CA16000743-1, PUB DATES: 03/16/2016, 03/23/2016, 03/30/2016. DSW16-1067

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: DURAN’S NATURAL SCENTS 31395 VIA PARED, THOUSAN PALMS, CA 92276. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: CLAUDIA ALICIA DURAN 31395 VIA PARED, THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: CLAUDIA ALICIA DURAN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 25 , 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602409 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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. DSW16-1056

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BIJOUX DE LUXE 79-504 US HWY 111 STE 9, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: LUXE DESIGNS CORP. 79504 US HWY 111 STE 9, LA QUINTA, CA 92253CA. Business is conducted by: CORPORATION. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JOSEPH JOHN AZOULAY, SECRETARY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 1, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602627 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 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1061

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: CONDLEY BUSINESS CONSULTING 39295 CAMINO LAS POSITAS, MURRIETA, CA 92562. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KERRI JEAN HUNTER-CONDLEY 39295 CAMINO LAS POSITAS, MURRIETA, CA 92562. 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: KERRI JEAN HUNTER-CONDLEY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 18 , 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602077 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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016. DSW16-1050

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: WEIL CENTER FOR EDUCATION 68145 SANTELMO ROAD, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: KARIN PATRICE VOGLER 68145 SANTELMO ROAD, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. 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: MEGAN RENEE HEIKE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on March 2, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602668 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 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. DSW16-1060

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: HAIR IMAGES LLC 68895 PEREZ RD STE 6, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: HAIR IMAGES LLC 68895 PEREZ RD STE 6, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234-CA. Business is conducted by: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 03/15/2011. 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: VERA GRANADOS FARNSWORTH, MANAGER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on February 22, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602185 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 February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. DSW16-1052

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following ficti¬tious business name(s): ARLINGTON AUTO PARTS 10040 ARLINGTON SUITE B, RIVERSIDE, CA 92503. Riverside County has been abandoned by the following person(s): BINH NGUYEN THI HUYHN 10040 ARLINGTON SUITE B, RIVERSIDE, CA 92503. This business is conducted by: Individual. The fictitious business name(s) referred to above was filed in Riverside County on 02/06/2014. 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: BINH NGUYEN THI HUYHN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County, signed by, Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder on February 11, 2016 File No. R-201401237 March 9, 16, 23, 30, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE 2016. DSW160-1068 FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIFICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NESS AS: VALLEY NATURAL SOAP CO. 26744 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING EVERGREEN AVENUE, MURRIETA, CA 92563. BUSI¬NESS AS: APW TAEKWONDO 311 AV- Riverside County. Full name of registrant: MEGAN ENUE 11, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530. Riverside RENEE HEIKE 26744 EVERGREEN AVENUE, MURCounty. Full name of registrant: JULIE MELANIE RIETA, CA 92563. Business is conducted by: INDIROMERO 311 AVENUE 11, LAKE ELSINORE, CA VIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact 92530. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. business under the fictitious business name(s) listed Registrant has not yet begun to transact business above. I declare that all the information in this stateunder the fictitious business name(s) listed above. ment is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares I declare that all the information in this statement as true, information which he or she knows to be is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: MEGAN RENEE as true, information which he or she knows to be HEIKE. This statement was filed with the County false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: JULIE MELANIE Clerk of Riverside County on March 2, 2016. Peter ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. Clerk of Riverside County on March 7, 2016. Peter R-201602668 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIAldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS R-201602887 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSI- FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATEBUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN BEFORE THAT TIME. THE FILING OF THIS STATE- THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME MENT DOES NOT ITSELF AUTHO¬RIZE THE USE IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COMMON LAW IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND UNDER FEDERAL, STATE OR COM¬MON LAW PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 9, 16, 23, 30, (SEE SECTION 14411, ET. SEQ., BUSI¬NESS AND 2016. DSW16-1059 PROFESSIONAL CODE). Pub March 9, 16, 23, 30, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE 2016. DSW16-1066 FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSIFICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NESS AS: ROCKVIEW GROWERS 2301 MT. THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING VERNON AVE, RIVERSIDE, CA 92507. Riverside BUSI¬NESS AS DESERT NAILS SUPPLY 50083 County. Full name of registrant: THOMAS DEAN SAN SOLANO RD, COACHELLA, CA 92236. JOHNSON 2301 MT. VERNON AVE. RIVERSIDE, Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ISCA LE- CA 92507. KIRSTEN MARTIN JOHNSON 2301 , ONORA CA¬BALLERO 50083 SAN SOLANO RD, MT. VERNON AVE. RIVERSIDE, CA 92507 Business COACHELLA, CA 92236. YAJAIRA JUDITH CABAL- is conducted by: MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant LERO 50083 SAN SOLANO RD, COACHELLA, commenced to transact business under the fictiCA 92236. Busi¬ness is conducted by: GENERAL tious business name(s) listed above on 2/23/2016. PARTNERSHIP. Registrant has not yet begun to I declare that all the information in this statement is transact business under the fictitious business true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, name(s) listed above. I declare that all the informa- information which he or she knows to be false, is tion in this statement is true and correct. (A regis- guilty of a crime). Signed: THOMAS DEAN JOHNtrant, who declares as true, information which he or SON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: of Riverside County on February 26, 2016. Peter ISCA LEONORA CABAL¬LERO. This statement Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County R-201602443 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSIon March 3, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County NESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS Clerk Recorder File No. R-201602810 NOTICE — FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE

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AMENDED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FINEST TOUCH DESIGNS 53680 AVENIDA MONTEZUMA, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: MICHAEL ANGELO HERNANDEZ 53680 AVENIDA MONTEZUMA, LA QUINTA, CA 92253. Business is conducted by: INDIVIDUAL. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant, who declares as true, information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). Signed: MICHAEL ANGELO HERNANDEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on January 13, 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201600502 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 January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2016. DSW16-1014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: RAMIREZ B TRUCKING 53222 CALLE BONITA, COACHELLA, CA 92236. Riverside County. Full name of registrant: ALBERTO RAMIREZ BERNAL 53222 CALLE BONITA, COACHELLA, CA 92236 . 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: ALBERTO RAMIREZ BERNAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Riverside County on January 29 , 2016. Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk Recorder File No. R-201601245 NOTICE — THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

APN: 644-262-006-2 TS No: CA08001840-15-1 TO No: 15-0012331 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 19, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 6, 2016 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 May 31, 2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0430038 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by BRIAN FORTNER, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for MORAN INDUSTRIES, INC. DBA PACIFIC FINANCIAL as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 68887 PANORAMA DRIVE, 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 $331,264.76 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at


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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, CA0800184015-1. 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: February 24, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08001840-15-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Miguel Ochoa, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER NO. CA16-000596-1, PUB DATES: 03/02/2016, 03/09/2016, 03/16/2016. DSW16-1055 Trustee Sale No. 1300060 Loan No. Title Order No. 140432568 APN 642-213-004-4 TRA No. 014-074 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11121/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/23/2016 at 03:00PM, IE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FORECLOSURES as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/30/2007 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-0723662 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, executed by: CAROLYN BROCKMEIER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, 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). At: IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING NEAR THE FLAGPOLES 849 W. SIXTH STREET (NORTHEAST CORNER OF WEST SIXTH STREET & SOUTH BUENA VISTA AVENUE) CORONA, CALIFORNIA 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, California describing the land therein: LOT 140 OF MIRACLE HEIGHTS, UNIT NO. 1, IN THE CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE

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OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN BY MAP ON FILE IN BOOK 29, PAGES 57, 58 AND 59 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. 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: 13400 INAJA STREET, 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, 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: $88,387.78 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. 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 (888) 988-6736 or visit this Internet Web site salestrack.tdsf.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1300060. 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. 2/22/16 IE Business Solutions Foreclosures 3281 E. Guasti Road, 7th Floor Ontario, CA 91761 (909) 547-3599 Sale Information Line: (888) 988-6736 or salestrack.tdsf.com Ann Ector, Foreclosure Officer, TAC#989440 PUB: 3-2-16, 3-9-16, 3-16-16. DSW16-1053 T.S. No.: 2015-01666-CA A.P.N.:642-193-026-3 Property Address: 13545 Cielo Azul, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个信息摘要참고사항: 본첨부문서에정보요약서가있습니다NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTOTALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIPLƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/21/1998. 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. Trustor: Bradley C Mcclain, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/30/1998 as Instrument No. 473216 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Riverside County, California, Date of Sale: 03/29/2016 at 09:30 AM. Place of Sale: THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRWAY TO THE BUILDING LOCATED AT 849 W. SIXTH STREET, CORONA, CA 92882. Estimated

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amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $ 65,615.30 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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, A 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 the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13545 Cielo Azul, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 A.P.N.,: 642-193-026-3. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. 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: $ 65,615.30. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a 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 this property. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2015-01666-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. Western Progressive, LLC , as Trustee C/o 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606. Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 240-3530. Date: February 19, 2016 WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. . Pub 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 2016 DSW16-1051 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-15692184-AB Order No.: 150283937-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/5/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial

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Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LIDIA GONZALEZ A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 11/9/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0685343 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of RIVERSIDE County, California; Date of Sale: 3/23/2016 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $202,417.05 The purported property address is: 10296 PALM DRIVE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 639-113-003-0 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-15-692184-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-15-692184-AB IDSPub #0102098 3/2/2016 3/9/2016 3/16/2016. DSW16-1046 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-15693482-BF Order No.: 150294588-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2008. 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

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public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARIA CONSUELO MARTINEZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND LUIS DE LEON, A SINGLE MAN AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/27/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0095447 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of RIVERSIDE County, California; Date of Sale: 3/23/2016 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: 2410 Wardlow Road #104, Corona, CA 92880, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $168,013.57 The purported property address is: 66339 BUENA VISTA AVENUE, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 641-051-009-2 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-15-693482-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-15-693482-BF IDSPub #0102009 3/2/2016 3/9/2016 3/16/2016. DSW16-1045

Storms replenish key reservoirs amid California drought By Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO - Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in drought-stricken California, but the El Ninorelated storms also led to the death of a highway patrol officer who was struck while directing traffic on a snowy Sierra Nevada freeway. The series of storms that started late last week was expected to taper off Monday, with warm temperatures and blue skies forecast throughout California this week. The latest storm weakened as it moved south, bringing drizzle and a high surf advisory to Los Angeles County. In Northern California, authorities reported that lakes Shasta and Oroville haven’t been this full since 2013, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought but falling short of ending concerns about the drought.

Lake Shasta, the state’s largest reservoir, was at 79 percent capacity on Monday and at 103 percent of its historical average for this time of year. The 21-mile long reservoir north of Redding now holds 3.6 million acre-feet of water, enough to supply 3 million to 6 million households for a year. The federal reservoir is critical to farms and cities throughout the agriculturerich Central Valley. “It’s definitely welcome news, but it’s kind of a mixed bag for us,” said Shane Hunt, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “We still don’t have water in all the right places to meet demand going into peak season.” For example, man-made Lake Melones in the Sierra Nevada foothills remains at just 22 percent of capacity and well below the historical average. The state’s second largest reservoir, Lake Oroville, was

(KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40). Andy Laughlin and Katie Sarber, of West Sacramento, look at the rising level of the Sacramento River at the Broderick Boat Ramp on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in West Sacramento, Calif. at 70 percent of capacity and 97 percent of its historical average. Folsom Lake, 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, was at 69 percent of capacity. Heavy snow fell throughout

the weekend in the Sierra Nevada, and up to 3 feet was expected in the higher elevations through Monday. That snowpack normally stores about 30 percent of

California’s water supply. California Highway Patrol officer Nathan Taylor died late Sunday after being Continues on Page 18


Jury awards Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

Jury awards Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

By Sheila Burke NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of deliberations, the panel said the stalker was responsible for 51 percent of the verdict and the two hotel companies should share the rest, which is nearly $27 million. Andrews, a Fox Sports reporter and co-host of the TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” wept as jurors announced the verdict. She hugged her attorneys, family and several jurors after the verdict was read. She appeared to sign an autograph for at least one juror. The jury heard directly from Andrews, who testified that she was humiliated, shamed and suffers from depression as a result of the video, which has been viewed by millions of people online. She had asked for $75 million. Andrews’ parents described for jurors the terror they and their daughter felt after

learning of the video but not knowing who took it, where it was shot and if someone was still watching their daughter. An FBI investigation would later reveal that Michael David Barrett shot videos in hotels in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, and posted them online. The trial focused on the video shot in 2008 at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. “I’ve been honored by all the support from victims around the world. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone’s safety, security and privacy,” she said in a statement posted on her Twitter account. On Friday, Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Hamilton Gayden found Barrett at fault and left it up to jurors to decide if the hotel owner, West End Hotel Partners, and former operator, Windsor Capital Group, should share any responsibility. The hotel is a franchise and Marriott was not part of the trial. Attorneys for the companies argued that while what happened to Andrews was terrible, the stalker should

be solely to blame because he was a determined criminal. The attorneys also suggested that Andrews’ rise in her career showed she did not suffer severe and permanent distress. After the verdict, they said they were disappointed and not sure if they would appeal. They noted their cooperation in the FBI investigation and said the case had changed the hotel industry to make rooms more secure. Andrews said her stalker’s arrest and imprisonment did not make the nightmare go away. She broke down on the stand repeatedly, saying she continues to suffer because people are still watching the videos and taunting her about them. “This happens every day of my life,” Andrews said tearfully. “Either I get a tweet or somebody makes a comment in the paper or somebody sends me a still video to my Twitter or someone screams it at me in the stands and I’m right back to this. I feel so embarrassed and I am so ashamed.” Barrett pleaded guilty to stalking Andrews, altering hotel room peepholes and

taking nude videos of her. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison. He did not appear at the trial. Andrews has maintained that someone at the hotel gave out her room number to Barrett and honored his request to be placed near hear. She said no one ever told her that he asked to be in an adjoining or connecting room. Had she known that, she said she would’ve called police. Barrett was a Chicagoarea insurance company executive who frequently traveled around the country when he took the video of Andrews at the Nashville hotel in September 2008. He shot about 4 1/2 minutes of nude video of her while she was inside a room that was in an alcove off a main hallway. The video was played for jurors. In Barrett’s videotaped deposition, he said that he alone was to blame. He said he correctly guessed that she would be at the hotel - it was the closest one to the Vanderbilt football game Andrews was covering - by calling and pretending to be in a group with Andrews and asking for confirmation of the reservations. He said he used an inhouse employee phone to learn her room number, and made a request to be in the room next to Andrews. During closing arguments, one of Andrews’ lawyers said Barrett tried to shoulder responsibility because he holds a grudge against her over his conviction and didn’t want her to win any money. Barrett said he posted the recordings online after celebrity gossip website TMZ refused to buy them. The only reason he picked Andrews, he said, was because she was popular and he saw that she was trending on Yahoo. Source: KMIR/AP

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Continued from Page 17 struck Saturday by an out-ofcontrol Nissan Pathfinder on Interstate 80 near Truckee, California. The 35-year-old officer had been directing traffic around an accident when he was hit and knocked several feet into the air. The weather was so bad that the officer had to be taken to a Reno, Nevada, hospital by ambulance instead of helicopter. Taylor died after undergoing surgery. The CHP said Taylor was married and had three young sons. “’’It is an incredibly sad day for Officer Taylor’s

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family, the CHP, and the state of California,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a written statement. “The loss of an officer protecting our community is truly devastating.” Two people in Northern California died earlier this month in previous storms. One woman drowned after the car she was riding in drove into floodwaters in the Sacramento area. Another person was killed in the San Francisco Bay Area when a car jumped a roadway and hit trees. Source and Courtesy KMIR/AP

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A Course in Miracles discussion and study group. Every Friday at 4 p.m. at 67735 Loma Vista Rd. For info 805-440-9149. Elks Charity Bingo 2 Sessions 5:30-7:30pm, 8 games each $10.00/ session. Open to Public 64878 Pierson Blvd 760329-6444 Come walk with us every Wednesday at 6pm. Meet in the parking lot of one on one fitness with Bobby

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Cabaret onthe Greenopen mic signers every Sat. from 7:30-10p.m. at 36200 Date Palm Dr. For more info 760-202-1111. Wii Bowling Games Every Monday (1-2 p.m.) – Christina 760-321-1548 or Tim 760-2598 BINGO – Come join the fun with friends new and old!! Every Thursday - (12-4pm) – Christina 760-321-1548 or Tim 760-2598

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A Course in Miracles Discussion and Study Group! On Wednesdays from Noon- 6 p.m. For info, 760-564-4853 Open Air Market every Wed-Sat 4pm10pm Riverside County Fairgrounds 800-222-7457 Two Step Tuesday: 7:00PM - 10:30PM thejackaloperanch.com/ promotions-and-events Night Life Music & Dancing every weekend at. For more information, call Francisco Lua 760391-2999. Sucky Biker Bowling 1st & 3rd Thursday each month at 84245 Indio Springs Dr. For info, 760-342-1199.

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Wii Bowling Games: Every Monday from 1-2 p.m. for info, call Christina 760-3211548 or Tim 760-321-2598 Mahjong an ancient title game: Every Monday from 10 am -12 pm. For info, call Christina 760-321-1548 or Tim 760-321-2598 Blue Bar DJ Pee Wee Fridays & Saturdays nights at 8p.m. For more information, call 760-775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com. Hot Spot Fridays & Saturdays at. For more information, call 760775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com. Flashback Fridays Fridays & Saturdays. For more information, call 760-775-5566 or go to spotlight29casino.com.

(Nathan Solis/The Record Searchlight via AP). A man walks along the shore of Lake Shasta behind Shasta Dam in Lake Shasta, Calif., Sunday, March 13, 2016. The lake’s water level has been rising after a series of storms brought strong winds. March 16, 2016

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Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents New Drama

By Jack Lyons Acclaimed Palm Springs playwright/ director Tony Padilla picked up his playwriting pen along with his creative thinking cap and added two new characters to one of his award-winning plays of some fifteen years ago. The result is a rich exploration of how four individuals - one a husband and wife and two female ‘old maids’ - react to the discovery of finding an abandoned baby in a trash container in New York City’s Central Park. “Endangered Species” written and directed by Padilla stars Bonnie Gilgallon as Tina, a suburban Chicago housewife married to David a successful businessman

played by Alan Berry. The couple married over twenty years are in New York on a holiday where they plan to relax and recharge their romantic batteries. When Tina discovers the baby in the trash container, she tells David to do something. Instead of doing ‘something’ he backs off saying “we don’t want to get involved with someone else’s problem, especially tonight. Remember, we have dinner reservations and the ritziest restaurant in New York, and tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Let’s just leave”. Tina is horrified by David’s callousness. David exposes a side of himself that Tina has never seen before. It’s often been said that we really don’t know one another’s true nature until it’s been tested in stressful

Photo by Tony Padilla or emergency conditions. There are no spoiler alerts coming from me at this point. However, I will say, that the audience must wait until the second couple: Yo Younger as Teresa, and her traveling companion Daria, played by Denise Strand, discover the baby as well. The talented performances of the four actors is what makes this somewhat off-putting story

work. Theatrical drama is meant to challenge the status quo (comedy plays do it as well). The playwright’s message or personal point of view it’s also meant to get the audience to think introspectively. The beauty of theatre is that it allows for ‘what if’ scenarios for audiences, playwrights, and actors alike. This production is a true ensemble effort mirroring the name of the

acting company – Desert Ensemble Theatre. “Endangered Species, directed Tony Padilla performs at the Pearl McManus Theatre, in the Palm Springs Woman’s Club located at 314 S. Cahuilla Road. There are just three more performances: March 18, 19, and 20. For reservations, ticket information and curtain times call the Box Office at 760-565 2476.

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