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VOLUME 30 NUMBER 5

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PUBLIC OPINION JAN 30 - FEB 5, 2009 www.el-observador.com

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A Very Poignant Moment By: Veronica Cabanayan, Notre Dame High School, Class of 2012 rom Jan. 17 to Jan. 21, I attended the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. I had a great time there, and I made new friends from all over the country. Although the days started for us at 6 a.m. and we didn’t get into bed until about 1 a.m., it was still a lot of fun. Each day, we went to the University of Maryland to listen to prominent keynote speakers such as Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and Vice President Al Gore. On Sunday, we went to the National Mall to watch the Presidential Inaugural Opening Celebration, where some of the biggest names in entertainment spoke and performed. On Inauguration Day, I witnessed the Inauguration from the middle of the National Mall. I had such a great time, even though it was 18 degrees and there were literally millions of people in attendance. There were so many people there that I couldn’t see the ground beneath my feet. It was fantastic, feeling the excitement, togetherness and patriotic energy emanating from everyone. Rev. Rick Warren delivered the opening invocation. With him, we all recited the Lord’s Prayer. I can’t say that I’ve ever said the Lord’s Prayer with so many people at one time in a single place. The millions of voices simultaneously reciting this prayer mutedly thundered throughout the city. To me, this was a very poignant moment.

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Everyone, including my group of new friends, was very moved by President Obama’s inaugural speech. He spoke about the crises that we now approach, including a war, a weakened economy, jobs and homes being lost, businesses closing, the high price of health care, and the irresponsible use of resources that threaten our planet. He recognized these problems, and said that although they will not be solved overnight, they will be met. He said that his election into office is the people’s choice for hope over fear and the choice of unity of purpose. He reaffirmed the greatness of the nation, and what our forebears had to endure and sacrifice in order to get our country to where it is. What this inauguration means to me, as a young Mexican-American woman aspiring for a position of leadership, is that the doors

are really open. This does not mean that the obstacles for a minority are not there; it simply means that it is possible to get around those obstacles through hard work, perseverance, and learning to relate with other people of different cultures and backgrounds. President Obama has proven that the opportunity to achieve one’s dreams actually exists. So I must learn how to effectively use the resources around me, create alliances with influential people, and fight to be seen and heard. Never, ever give up for what is just and right. This election has shown all Americans that the people’s voice really does matter. President Obama is a prime example of what a collective voice can do. He has shown us what we can do when we have a common purpose.Δ


Check Your Retirement Accounts

By Gil Villagrán, MSW

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t’s a good thing, looking back with 20:20 vision, the American employee and Congress was intuitively against the effort by the former Bush Administration to ‘privatize’ the Social Security Administration and its entitlement programs. Can you imagine what the SSA would do if its funds were backed up by devalued stocks, bonds, and the many derivatives which the financial institutions devised as a method of making highly leveraged investments? In too many cases the current market value is 35 percent below what it was before the collapse of several financial institutions (Lehmann Brothers, banks and Wall Street). Today another situation exists which needs your full examination. Any and all retirement accounts, especially your 401K-retirement account. Recently Congress suspended the required minimum distribution (RMD) for 2009. There is a real need to look at the current value of any 401K-retirement fund you were planning to rely upon during your golden years after retirement. One individual, upon checking her 401K funds, was very shocked to learn that it had devalued by $50,000. As a consequence she had to defer retirement in order to rebuild the value of that 401K-retirement fund to a new balance that would yield $2,500 per month retirement income. Another person, who had already retired, sadly learned that his retirement funds were now at 50 percent

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of their former value. These retirement funds no longer provided enough retirement monthly income. This projection required this individual to completely change his retirement plans. Unfortunately, this individual has no opportunity to rebuild the body of his retirement fund. Congress has responded through recent legislation to rectify the negative impact of the current market’s severe downturn. It was and is unfair to require seniors, age 70.5 or older, to take RMD’s when the value of their retirement fund is down 35 percent or more. The RMD is based on the value during the prior year 2007. RMD’s were being taken from funds that had devalued 35 percent during 2008, which would further reduce the balance left in that particular retirement fund. Now retired individuals may defer their 2009 RMD withdrawal because it has been waived by recent federal legislation. Each individual case is unique so the only universal advice, which may be useful, is to check out any and all retirement funds to determine what their value may be today. It is better to know than to remain uninformed. Today no one can afford blissful ignorance. In the past many workers earned their company pension plans; however, today 67 percent of workers have 401K retirement plans and no company pension plan. This shift means that the company has less risk

and responsibility, while the individual assumed more risk and personal responsibility. According to a report in the New York Times the aggregated loss of value of many household retirement funds exceeded two trillion dollars. No one projects this recession bas bottomed out yet, so further loss of value is very possible. This serious situation requires that Congress and President Obama make a comprehensive overview of all retirement plans and enact appropriate corrective policy. Many will have to change their plans to retire and keep on working into their golden years. Several good ideas must be incorporated into law and regulation in order to permit individuals to have more personal control and involvement. This would make it more difficult for some unethical and irresponsible corporate executives to siphon retirement escrow monies to other uses and shift the responsibility of making good on required retirement funds to the National Retirement Guarantee Fund, which we all contribute to as taxpayers. Today it is wise to trust your retirement administrator, but check things out personally and do it sooner rather than later. Ultimately it is up to the individual to exercise personal responsibility and involvement. Δ

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The New Year’s shot in the back by a BART police officer that killed 22-yearold Oscar Grant re- ignited judgments that some police seek any provocation to beat, arrest-even kill-marginalized youth and people of color. “Too many cops are out-of-control cowboys inflicting street punishment on those they think need an attitude adjustment,” the words of a 23-year-old Latino studying to be a special ed teacher. He is just what our community needs: enthusiastic, educated young adults committed to educate the next generation of Americans. He related that he’s seen police behaving badly-cursing, threatening, beating, and arresting Latino youth and adults all his life. “I hate that I fear cops, but I have seen too much to trust themeven if I needed one, I wouldn’t call them.” Our city manager, mayor and council, but especially Chief Davis: please note this statement from a young adult who any parent would be proud to call their son. He states he does not hate police officers, but believes them to be in his words, “armed thugs” rather than peace officers. As a former gang prevention social worker, I worked with San Jose police all of my professional life. I regularly called on officers to investigate family violence, transport abused women and children to shelters, to co-lead workshops on gang violence. I attended training retreats with police officers, and after hours we drank beer and played pool at a country tavern. I have friends and family members in law enforcement. Police are the same as civilians, only more so. They can be well tempered, moral, kind-hearted, professional and sometimes great at de-escalating potentially violent situations. And like all of us, under stressful situations, police officers can react inappropriately. However, unlike most of us, police are trained to knock down, restrain, and inflict great pain upon a person. With their weapons, they can break bones, crack skulls, rupture organs, taser and shoot to kill. Officers’ training and field manual prescribes when and how to use force. Supervision and appropriate consequences are critical to ensure force occurs only when necessary. Yet critical supervision is not always effective to ensure public safety under color of authority. Command and Internal Affairs units have a disturbing record of protecting police officers. These problems are not endemic to San Jose. In 1995 twelve San Francisco officers beat, kicked, and pepper sprayed Aaron Williams, leaving him in a pool of blood, as he died 30 minutes later. Officer Marc Anaya’s boot print imprinted on Williams’ cheek. Anaya previously served in Oakland, where he shot a man nine times, reloading his weapon to shoot again. Some may recall Oakland’s infamous “Riders,” police who beat and framed (planting drugs) on dozens of African-American young men who flunked their “attitude test” of failing to show proper respect for them. Their training officer, Frank “Choker” Vasquez, lived up to his proud nickname. An FBI investigation forced the Riders’ prosecution, reversing 100 convictions, and a $10m civil settlement. Oakland’s present Chief of Internal Affairs, Ed Poulson, was suspended last week after revelations that nine years ago, during the Riders’ reign of injustice, he beat a suspect, kicking him in the ribs. A month later, pneumonia caused by a collapsed lung pierced by broken ribs, led to death. Poulson ordered subordinate officers to lie about the beating. Some did, others reported the beating. Internal Affairs called for his firing, but he was only suspended for two weeks. When he was to be appointed Chief of Internal Affairs last year, officers with knowledge of the beating and his interference with that investigation warned the present chief, to no avail, so they alerted the FBI, which led to the suspension. This week the Oakland Police Chief announced his resignation. Last week San Jose police officer Joseph Paolini tasered a woman outside a downtown club. When her husband came to her aid and/or to confront the officer, he shot him. We cannot pre- judge the behavior of the woman, her husband or the officer. However, the expected pattern of human behavior is that any husband, family member, adult male would likely come to the aid of a woman being tasered. Certainly some inebriated individuals do behave badly, but must they be tasered or shot? Was anyone’s life in danger that a taser and a gun needed to be discharged? How do we hold our protectors accountable and responsible? Who can protect us from our protectors? Δ

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Who Can Protect Us from the Protectors?

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COMMUNITY COMUNIDAD

VTA Hará Mejoras a 19 Paradas de Autobús Cambios Ayudarán a los pasajeros

Latina Leadership Network and Chicana/Latina Foundation to Host Scholarship Workshop at SJCC

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AN JOSÉ, Calif. - The San José/Evergreen Community College District’s chapter of the Latina Leadership Network (LLN), in partnership with the Chicana/Latina Foundation, will be hosting a scholarship workshop at San José City College (SJCC) on Friday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 202 (Community Room). This interactive, hands-on presentation will help attendees, including students and their parents, learn to negotiate the sometimescomplicated scholarship process, from locating the scholarships to writing essays and attending interviews. “The LLN hosted this event last spring and it was very well attended-standing room only,” says Cristina Marsh, LLN Region 1 representative. “The students and parents who attended gave very positive reviews and were certain to make good use of the information they acquired.” “Our LLN chapter is one of the very best in the state as far as performing community outreach,” says Josie Gutiérrez, a founding member of the SJECCD LLN chapter. “Sometimes teachers and counselors are simply too busy to share all of the information students need to make good choices in applying for scholarships or financial aid. This workshop is a good first step for students already in college or high school seniors and their families who want to learn more about their options for funding their child’s postsecondary education.” “I am proud that SJCC will be hosting this important workshop,” says SJCC President Dr. Michael Burke. “The students will come away with a wealth of information and will also discover how much SJCC has to offer them.” Seating to the January 30 workshop is limited. Please R.S.V.P. to Josie Gutiérrez at gabygolf@mindspring.com. The Latina Leadership Network was founded in 1991 and consists of 11 regions. San José City and Evergreen Valley Colleges are members of LLN’s Region 1.Δ

ASSEMBLYMEMBER JIM BEALL JR. RECEIVES HONOR FOR IMPROVING FOSTER CARE

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ssemblymember Beall, D-San Jose, was honored by the California Youth Connection for his work in helping foster care youth and raising awareness about foster care-related issues. He was recognized by the organization on Monday, Jan. 26, at the State Capitol building. “This is a wonderful honor, especially because it is determined by the young people in CYC,’’ Beall said. “Together, we can work to help California’s foster care youth.’’ On the first day of the current session, Beall introduced Assembly Bill 12, legislation that would tap available federal funding to extend foster care in California beyond the age of 18 to 21. The bill is aimed at

solving the problems - such as higher incidences of homelessness, drug use, and incarceration — that can afflict foster care youth who are aged out of the system. There are about 74,000 children and youths in foster care and an estimated 4,500 are aged out annually. The recognition of Beall’s work kicks off the “Day at the Capitol’’ rally sponsored by the California Youth Connection. The event is designed to focus attention on issues affecting foster care. California Youth Connection, founded in 1988, promotes the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative changes to improve the system. Δ

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l 31 de enero se llevará a cabo una feria informativa y sin costo alguno sobre cómo actuar en caso que ocurra una emergencia. Ya es de conocimiento público que el Área de la Bahía es una zona sísmica y para esto debemos estar preparados. El evento tendrá lugar en la Escuela Preparatoria de San José localizada en 275 North 24th St.

(esquina con la Calle Julian) San José, CA 95116 El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José copatrocina esta Feria de Preparación para Emergencia. En la Feria habrá todo lo que usted necesita para estar bien preparado en caso de desastre. Para obtener más información o para inscribirse a la capa citación de CPR llame al (408)-535-6493. Δ

an José, Calif. —- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) mejorará 19 paradas de autobús y las aceras alrededor de las paradas para que los pasajeros tengan más seguridad. Para prepararse para las actividades de construcción, las paradas se trasladarán a lugares más seguros para abordar el autobús y permitir que los equipos de construcción completen el trabajo. VTA se ha comunicado con los vecinos donde se llevará acabo las mejoras y pondrán letreros bi lingües para comunicar las fechas de construcción. VTA planea mejorar las paradas con mejoras de concreto y diseño que ayuden abordar a los pasajeros con más facilidad. El trabajo incluirá poner cemento y durará aproximadamente más de un mes para completar todo el proyecto, sin embargo el trabajo en cada parada será menos de unos cuantos días, dependiendo de la cantidad de trabajo que se tenga que hacer. Las actividades de construcción comenzarán a mediados de febrero y terminará a fines de abril del 2009. Hay 19 paradas de autobús que serán mejoradas en las ciudades de San José, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View y Milpitas. Adjunto esta la lista completa de paradas que mejorarán. San Jose * Norte de Winchester Boulevard y Tulip Road * Norte Oakland Road y Charles Street * Oeste Blossom Hill Road y Almaden Expressway * Sur Monterey Road y Estahan Drive * Sur Senter Road y Southside * Sur McLauglin Avenue y Candia Drive * Norte White Road y Easthills Drive * Norte White Road y Quimby Road * San Felipe Road y Yerba Buena Road Sunnyvale * West El Camino Real at Cezanne Drive * East El Camino Real at Cezanne Drive * North Fair Oaks Avenue at Iris Avenue * North Sunnyvale Avenue at McKinley Avenue * North Fair Oaks Avenue at Evelyn Avenue Santa Clara * South Kiely Boulevard at Homestead Drive * North Bowers Avenue at Chromite Drive Mountain View * Miramonte at Madison Milpitas * Main Street at Cedar Way * Yellowstone Avenue at Butano Drive Para más información acerca del programa de mejoras de las Paradas de VTA, comuníquese con el departamento de relaciones a la comunidad al (408) 321-7575. Para planificar su viaje, llame al (408) 321-2300, TTY (solamente para las personas con problemas auditivos) llame (408) 321-2330, o visite el Internet bajo www.vta.org.


Resolver la otra crisis del cuidado de la salud no puede esperar.

California necesita trabajadores de la salud. El tener acceso a la atención médica es una crisis para muchos californianos, pero nuestro estado encara otra crisis en el campo de la problema empeorará a medida que la población crece y envejece. Este problema es especialmente nefasto en la cantidad de trabajadores que se requieren en las profesiones vocacionales – laboratoristas técnicos, asistentes médicos y demás posiciones que conforman la columna vertebral de nuestro sistema de atención médica. Reconocer la necesidad, proveer entrenamiento y reclutar nuevos profesionales para las vacantes laborales disponibles son acciones críticas en la solución del problema. ¿Las alcanzaremos a tiempo? Para obtener más información acerca de la otra crisis del cuidado de la salud, visite la página de Internet CalHealthJobs.com.

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HEALTH SALUD

Sistema inmune prematuro relacionado con enfermedades crónicas

2009 VTA Board of Directors Public Meetings The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors welcomes you to attend the following VTA Board of Directors public meetings: Thursday, February 5 .................. 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, February 27 ..................... 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5 ....................... 5:30 p.m. Board of Supervisors’ Chambers County Government Center 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose This location is served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Lines 61, 62, 66, and 180.

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THACA, NY. (ConCienciaNews) - Científicos del departamento de toxicología de la universidad de Cornell en Nueva York encontraron una relación entre factores biológicos y medioambientales y el sistema inmune de los fetos, bebés y niños. Según el estudio, dado a conocer esta semana por la American Chemical Society, ACS, estos factores tendrían un impacto negativo en la salud de los niños y aumentarían el riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades como el asma, autismo, diabetes, leucemia, entre otras. Se trata de un campo de la ciencia conocido como inmunotoxicología del desarrollo, que identifica los factores medioambientales capaces de dañar el sistema inmunológico. Entre éstos se encuentran también el consumo de medicamentos, químicos, y el uso de ciertos dispositivos médicos. “También incluyen que la madre del niño fume, exposición al tabaco proveniente del medioambiente, exposición a metales pesados como el plomo, mercurio y arsénico, contaminación del tráfico urbano y consumo de alcohol por parte de la madre”, dijo Rodney Dietert, líder del estudio. La investigación, que se publicó en el Chemical

Research in Toxicology journal, examinó las enfermedades asociadas con la inmunotoxicología del desarrollo e hizo un llamado para una mayor concientización en la disfunción del sistema inmune antes de llegar a la edad adulta y sus consecuencias en el desarrollo de serias enfermedades crónicas. A este respecto, Dietert dijo que la comunidad latina se halla especialmente en riesgo debido a la falta de acceso a servicios médicos y, en consecuencia, a cuidados prenatales durante la gestación y luego del parto. Otros factores de riesgo incluyen el uso de medicamentos antiinflamatorios libres de esteroides, abuso de medicamentos antibióticos, exposición al humo de madera, exposición a herbicidas y ciertas infecciones que ocurren en la madre o en el feto durante la etapa de gestación. El estudio concluyó que, debido al carácter de tipo crónico de estas enfermedades, es importante informar a las familias para que prevengan exposiciones peligrosas que puedan afectar al sistema inmune ya que las condiciones a las que se expone una persona al comienzo de su vida podrían determinar su desarrollo y salud en la etapa adulta. Δ


By Rossa Doño Photos By David Bacon El Observador

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f the police officers involved in the killing of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day had known they’d be caught on video and later charged for their actions, they might have thought twice about their actions.

Now the Bay Area and various UC campuses throughout the state have come together in mass to ensure that justice is served. “At one of our first rallies on Jan. 7, the police officer who shot Oscar Grant was not even facing charges,” exclaimed Ronald Cruz, Berkeley Law student and organizer with the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any

Means Necessary (BAMN), “it was clear that he was going to get away with it. We want to make sure that we get justice and convictions.” Universities such as University of California Berkeley, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Cruz demanded during their protests that: * All the killer cops be jailed * End BART’s and District Attorney Orloff’s cover-up-open an inde-

pendent public investigation of the murder * Disarm the BART police, and keep the BART police out of Oakland * Drop all the charges against protesters “If there was no video, there would be a very different narrative,” said Raj Jayadev, Director at Silicon Valley De-Bug. “All we would have heard is that there was a struggle, a man attacked a police officer and the police officer had to shoot. “The younger generation is very media savvy and police now know that they could be a youtube star for all the wrong reasons. That’s going to act as a monitoring system,” added Jayadev. “The BART police carried out a concerted policy to brutalize the black and Latino youth on the platform and execute Oscar Grant. They are all guilty,” said Cruz. The unity of those demanding justice in this trial will be at every court hearing, said Cruz. “We’re drawing a line in the sand against racist police brutality and murder. The rallies are peaceful, but at the same time, no organization can con-

trol the rage of the people if justice is not met.” Jayadev summed up the importance of this case by explaining, “I hope this tragedy, and the court proceedings, will mark a shift in the way police departments are held accountable and monitored because the danger, of course, is that every one of us is a potential Oscar Grant. Until the police realize that they are not above the law, we’re all in danger I think. “At the time the country is talking about hope and change, yet we’re still seeing dead bodies of young men of color from what seems to be a blatant lack of concern by law enforcement.” A mass petition is available at www.BAMN.com/oscargrantpetition.asp in both English and Spanish.Δ

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Police, Not Above the Law

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ideos, pruebas irrefutables condenan al oficial de seguridad del BART Johannes Mehserle quien disparó a Oscar Grant (22) la madrugada del Año Nuevo. Grant como se muestra en el video que ha dado la vuelta al mundo por You Tube estaba boca abajo tirado en el piso, desarmado y recibe un disparo por la espalda Estudiantes de la Universidad de Berkeley y escuelas secundarias de esta zona organizaron una marcha para expresar su enojo y demanda de justicia por el desaparecido joven Oscar Grant. Los jóvenes demandaron que se encarcelen a todos los oficiales implicados en el incidente donde Grant perdió la vida. Los estudiantes piden desarmar la policía del Bart y mantener a la policía fuera de Oakland. La demanda incluye convocar una investigación pública e independiente en las

instalaciones del Bart y el retiro de cargos a todos los manifestantes arrestados. “Cárcel si, no libertad bajo fianza” circulaban volantes entre todos los miembros de una comunidad organizada dispuesta a protestar. Johanes Mehserle tuvo audiencia el 30 de enero en Oakland. “Mehserle es un asesino y no debe salir de la cárcel” dijo, Yvette Felarca coordinadora de BAMN del Norte de California. “Los otros oficiales que participaron en este incidente también tienen que ser encarcelados. Estamos cansados y enfermos de la completa inacción y encubrimiento a los oficiales. Si esto hubiera sido contrario de seguro que un latino o negro pasan de inmediato a la cárcel” agrega Yvette. “Si los policías del BART no portan armas Oscar Grant estuviera viviendo aún”, no me siento segura de andar en el BART sabiendo lo sucedido con Oscar Grant” dijo Tanisha West, estudiante de Oakland Technical High School y organizadora de BAMN. “ Hasta que los policías del BART dejen de portar armas, no creo que cualquier estudiante de color o tal vez cualquier latino

esté seguro”, indicó Tanisha. Los estudiantes también han puesto en marcha una campaña masiva de petición y su objetivo es reunir miles de firmas. “Solicitamos que publiquen todos los videos de los celulares que los policías confiscaron a los pasajeros a fin de esconder la evidencia”, dijo Ronald Cruz, estudiante de Leyes en la Universidad de Berkeley y miembro activo de BAMN. “La gente en la Area de la Bahía merece una investigación pública e independiente. El proceso lento por parte de las autoridades no está demostrando que los oficiales del BART estarán protegidos luego de cometer crímenes brutales. Como jovenes estamos marchando y protestando porque todos estamos en peligro y esto tiene que acabar”, dice Cruz. Δ

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¿POR QUE HAY LLORAR PARA TENER JUSTICIA?

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTRETENIMIENTO

¿Que tienen en común? Tarot de Febrero Por Mario Jiménez Castillo - El Observador.

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uadalajara,(Notimex).- El actor mexicano Diego Luna expresó su interés de llevar a la pantalla grande la vida del polémico futbolista del Chicago Fire, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, aunque dejó en claro que sólo se trata de un proyecto que aún no tiene pies ni cabeza. “A mí es a quien más le interesa yo creo, queremos hacer ahí un documento sobre Cuauhtémoc, sobre el futbol y lo

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que significa para este país y la sociedad, y un poco la historia de Cuauhtémoc, ¨de dónde viene no?, como un reflejo”, explicó Luna. Agregó que “la historia de Cuauhtémoc es única y ya que la fui conociendo sí me interesó contarla, la verdad, pero no sé muy bien cómo se va a hacer, ni cuándo, ni quién, pero sí por lo menos queremos producirla”. En días pasados Luna y Blanco coincidieron en un partido de futbol organizado por la

producción de “Rudo y Cursi. Al finalizar el encuentro, Blanco reconoció su interés de reflejar su vida en la pantalla: “Sí hemos tenido algunas pláticas, pero ahorita yo me voy a ir y pues yo creo que ya después lo veremos”, declaró a la prensa. Diego Luna no es nuevo en materia de documentales, toda vez que en 2007 dirigió el filme “JC Chávez”, que retrata la vida y obra del boxeador Julio César Chávez.Δ

Documental de Katrina nominado al Oscar

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éxico, (Notimex).- El cineasta Carl Deal afirmó que si su documental “Agua turbia”, nominado al Oscar, gana ese premio, ayudaría a ampliar su misión que es mostrar los problemas sociales y políticos implícitos en su filme. En entrevista habló sobre la odisea que fue llevar a la pantalla el impacto provocado por el huracán Katrina en 2005, los hechos que conmovieron a Estados Unidos y pusieron en evidencia el sistema de Protección Civil de esa nación. Apuntó que es un documental pequeño realizado por una empresa menor y probablemente no tendrá el impacto si hubiera sido realizado por uno de los grandes estudios; sin embargo, espera

que en su momento motive a la reflexión. “La historia, coincidencia o casualidad, se dio a partir de la cobertura de los hechos de Nueva Orleáns con el huracán Katrina y fuimos comisionados Tia Lessin (la co-directora), y yo”, dijo Deal. En una primera instancia Deal y Lessin estuvieron en esa zona para documentar la participación de las tropas en las labores de rescate, así como los estragos provocados por el huracán y encontraron de forma accidental a la pareja que los ayudó a completar cinematográficamente la tragedia. “Agua turbia” formará parte de la Sección Derechos Humanos del Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México, que se efectuará del 17 de

febrero al 1 de marzo en la capital mexicana. El filme relata la reacción tardía de las autoridades estadounidenses, así como la participación de las fuerzas armadas en el rescate de sobrevivientes. Además, competirá el próximo 22 de febrero por el Oscar en la Categoría de Documental con “The Betrayal”, “Encounters at the End of the World”, “The garden” y “Man on wire”. Según las notas de prensa, describe el paso de Katrina con una óptica jamás vista. Tia Lessin fue productora de Michael Moore, en diversas ocasiones, y Carl Deal, un reportero que colaboró en distintas producciones al lado del polémico cineasta de “Fahrenheit 911 agradece las enseñanzas del polémico cineasta. Δ

Aries Cómo has batallado en los últimos meses, y que vueltas ha dado la vida, y seguirán las vueltas de la rueda de la fortuna, pero esta vez te toca ganar. Habrás de recuperar posesiones que perdiste. Tauro Lo más importante del mes será que tu salud será tocada por el espíritu de la sanación y verás ante tus ojos como se desvanecen problemas tuyos y también problemas de la familia. Géminis Te espera mucho trabajo y esfuerzo, cosa que es una gran bendición en esos tiempos de crisis. Económicamente contarás con buenos ingresos y lograrás deshacerte de varias deudas. En el amor ve con cuidado. Cáncer Dejarás atrás el ayer, ahora vivirás el presente y en ese presente irán apareciendo Ángeles en tu camino, que no permitirá que nada malo te ocurra. Realizarás trámites y mucho papeleo en este mes. Leo En el trabajo todo se mantendrá estable, se aconseja que seas muy prudente porque aparecerá un par de propuestas muy tentadoras, pero a la larga se pueden convertirse en una pesadilla. Virgo Lo mejor es que durante este mes, no tomes decisiones que involucren cambios radicales. Aunque el cambio significa progreso para muchos, en tu caso no será así. Viajes y visitas a sitios que desconoces estarán en tu agenda. Libra Febrero trae independencia, buena salud y bienestar para ti, no obstante tendrás que mantener alto el positivismo que te caracteriza porque ocurrirán situaciones caóticas a tu alrededor, pero al final siempre le encontrarás la solución a todo Escorpio La buena energía que proyectes le servirá de inspiración a los demás. Por medio de sueños tendrás revelaciones que te alertarán acerca de grandes decisiones que habrás de tomar y sobre sacudidas que han de ocurrir en el planeta. Sagitario El amor es el sector que más será tocado en este mes. Finalmente te entregarás a otra persona y le encontrarás el sentido que quieres y que siempre has querido para tu vida. Piensa antes de dar tus opiniones. Capricornio Deberás solucionar una situación que envuelve documentos, esto se resolverá con la cooperación de un amigo con el que siempre puedes contar. Es muy probable que decidas aislarte un poco. Acuario Al fin acaba la racha de malos ratos y sufrimientos. La economía se mantendrá con altibajos, pero para ti siempre habrá cosecha. Este será un mes que siempre mantendrás en tu banco de memorias, porque algo verdaderamente maravilloso te sucederá. Piscis Tendrás que lidiar con gente difícil, almitas desubicadas y poco evolucionadas, no permitas que te afecten con sus bochornos. El sector más beneficiado en tu vida durante Febrero, será el trabajo. ¡Espera una sorpresa! Escríbale a Mario a Pietroaye21@aol.com o viste su website www.lalafia.com


Fondos para Becas

SAN JOSE - Mayor Chuck Reed invited residents to attend a community discussion regarding a proposal to establish the César Chávez Memorial Walkway in San José. The meeting took place on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion.Δ

NEWS IN PHOTO

Cesar Chavez Tribute

Community Builder Awards

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Curandera visita San José Teresa Todos los Santos, Curandera Raramuri, habló sobre su labor en el área de salud en las comunidades Tarahumara en Chihuahua, México. La conferencia tuvo lugar el 24 de enero en la Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana. Lucia Augilera Navarro y su hijita, Teresa Todos los Santos, Elisa Marina Alvarado, Directora Artística de Teatrovisión y Directora de la obra “The Woman Who Fell from the Sky” aparecen en la foto. Δ

u e r v o Tradicional, patrocinador oficial de la Selección Nacional Mexicana, designó a Ramón Ramírez, exjugador del Tri, como portavoz para el lanzamiento de su colaboración con el Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME). La marca tequilera presentó el primero de una serie de donativos al programa IME Becas en el marco del partido de México contra Suecia el pasado 28 de enero en Oakland. El Cónsul General de México en San Francisco, Min. Carlos Félix Corona recibió los fondos en nombre del IME. Los donativos beneficiarán a personas mayores de 21 años y de origen mexicano que radican en Estados Unidos brindando programas de educación y capacitación para inmigrantes. Δ

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ork2future’s Community Builder Awards honored Center For Training and Careers, for helping serve individuals most likely to benefit from services. In the picture (L to R) Lori Ramos Ehrlich, Vice President Center for Training and Careers, Jeff Ruster, Director Work2Future and Rose Amador Presidente CTC.Δ

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CALENADR CALENDARIO

Community Beauty and the Beast When: Through Feb. 8 Where: Young Performers Theatre Fort Mason Center, Building C, Third Floor, Room 300 Info: Tickets $7 for those under thirteen and $10 for those thirteen and up. Call (415) 346-5550 or visit: www.ypt.org Ballet San Jose Audition Tour - For 2009-10 Season When: Jan. 25 and Mar. 15 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Ballet San Jose A MESMERIZING, FULLY IMMERSIVE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE.”

40 N. First Street, San Jose, CA Info: (408) 288-2820 (for directions) Latino Peace Officers’ Association of Santa Clara Presents the 35th Anniversary Red Carpet Scholarship Gala When: Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Where: The Wyndham Hotel-1350 N. First St. San Jose, 95112 Info: $100 per person or $1000 per table (seats 10). Reserve by calling L.P.O.A. Office at 408.289.1057 or by email: Gala@LatinoPOA.org

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Ohlone College Louie Meager Art Gallery presents “People” When: Feb 7 through Feb. 21 Monday-Friday, 12:30pm-3pm and during Smith Center events. Where: The Louie-Meager Art Gallery is located inside the Smith Center at Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd in Fremont. Info: For more info: www.ohlone.edu/org/artgallery or call 510.659.6031 Scholarship Fundraiser Featuring NEA, 2007 National Heritage Fellow

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Comunidad del Valle will pre-empted for the next two weeks.

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Agustin Lira & ALMA: Presenting “Cesar Chavez- His Life & Times When: Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m Where: Morris Daily Auditorium-San Jose State Universtiy Info: Tickets, General $25/Student $10 (ID) 408.924.1488 or sjsu_clfsa@yahoo.com Discovering Robeson: How a dead man came into my life and changed it for ever. When: Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Where: Morris Daily Auditorium at San Jose State University Info: $5 Admission. Student Free. Email: gvillagran@casa.sjsu.edu Free Workshops Concerned about your kids spending too much time with media? Wondering why they want to be plugged all the time? Do you want to learn more about the impact of the media in our kids’ lives? Common Sense Media, a non-profit, non-partisan organization offers free workshops in schools and community centers. The goal is to educate about these issues and give the parents tools to handle their children media environment. To make a request, call Laura Martinez, Outreach Manager at 415-5536732 or email her lmartinez@commonsensemedia.org Δ Calendario Taller informativo en caso de desastres Día: Sábado 31 de enero Hora: 9 a 1pm Lugar: Escuela Preparatoria de San José 275 North 24th St. (esquina con la Calle Julian) San José, CA 95116

La Mujer Que Cayó del Cielo The Woman Who Fell From the Sky UNA OBRA DE TEATRO POR

VICTOR HUGO RASCÓN BANDA

DIRIJIDO POR

ELISA MARINA ALVARADO

Basada en la historia verídica de una mujer al haber pasado 12 años en un manicomio por que su cultura indígena fue mal entendida. Esta obra será en inglés con traducción en español.

de enero 22 a febrero 8, 2009

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater 1700 Alum Rock Avenue en San José PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN O COMPRAR BOLETOS

408.272.9926/www.teatrovision.org Sponsors: Applied Materials, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Ebay Foundation, Arts Council Silicon Valley, City of San Jose, Telefutura 66, Univision 14, the Mercury News

Info: 408-535-6493 Becas de $10,000 Dirigida a estudiantes latinos Fecha limite de solicitar esta beca es el 15 de marzo Visitar htto://Scholarship.Hispanicfund.org/google Informes: 1-800-644-4223 Siguen las celebraciones del 80 Aniversario de Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibiciones, exposiciones y presentaciones musicales Días 14 de febrero Lugar: Biblioteca Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose Info: (408) 808-2397 Clases Para Futuros Padres de Crianza y de Adopción Capacitación de cinco semanas ayudará a residentes interesados en familiarizarse con proceso de cuidado de crianza y adopción Cuando: 31 de enero 2009 Donde: Asian Pacific Family Resource Center (Centro de Recursos Familiares) 625 Wool Creek Dr. Suite F. San Jose, Ca. 95112 Info: (408) 299-1566. Inscripciones:(408)299-5437 Taller sobre el aborto Dirigido: A todas las mujeres que han tenido la experiencia. Las participantes trabajarán a niveles profundos para liberar esas ondas de energia

densas que aun no han sido transmutadas o transformadas en esferas de perdon para luego vanzar hacia el encuentro amoroso hacia el alma del feto, desde el corazón. Decidete a sacar ese capitulo de tu vida para que puedas realizarte como un ser humano-espiritual que eres. Este es un taller de liberación espiritual. Donde: 2130 The Alameda San Jose, Ca 95126 Cuando: 21 de Febrero, 2009 Horario: 10:00- 3:00pm Cuanto: $ 25.00 dólares Registración: 720-9669 Academia de Ciencias en California Abierto lunes a sábado Hora: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Domingos Hora: 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. Lugar: 55 Music Concourse Dr. Golden Park San Francisco, CA 94118 Info:(415)379-8000 Jóvenes Talentos Se buscan jóvenes que puedan ayudar a otros Visitar: Asian American Recovery Services 1340 Tully Road suite 304 San Jose, CA 95122 La Familia ¿Problemas de Violencia Doméstica? Llame al (408) 541-6100 ext. 144 o al (408) 541-6100 ext. 143 Δ


SPORTS DEPORTES

“Jugadores en el extranjero no deben ser titulares del TRI”: Zague Por Rosario Vital - El Observador

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éxico rumbo al mundial de la CONCACAF ha tenido una serie de encuentros amistosos como parte de entrenamiento para partidos eliminitarios. La pobre actuación de México ante Suecia fue una oportunidad más para medir las habilidades del seleccionado mexicano. “Sven Goran Eriksson ha tenido que pagar piso cuando quiso poner en juego a jugadores que radican en el extranjero. Me alegra que haya entendido esto. Pero la verdad es que necesitamos jugadores de base que permitan armar y fortalecer un equipo”, dijo Luis Alberto Alves “Zague”, más conocido como la leyenda del fútbol mexicano. La leyenda del fútbol mexicano sostuvo que se cometía el error de incluir a los jugadores que pertenecíann a equipos del extranjero como titulares. Luego a la hora de la verdad no rendían porque no tenía la práctica de los otros que son base de un seleccionado. Zague quien radica en México y lleva tres años como vocero de la Compañía de Seguros ALLSTATE sigue fuera de la cancha haciendo su mejor jugada. Por tercer año consecutivo, “Zague” une su esfuerzo con Allstate, patrocinador oficial de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), en un compromiso para comunicar a los aficionados la

importancia de proteger nuestros bienes, nuestra vida y nuestra familia bajo la premisa: “Protección es la Jugada” Zague está entre los cinco máximos goleadores de la historia del fútbol mexicano con 210 goles en partidos de liga y liguilla. Cuenta con 88 partidos como miembro de la Selección Nacional Mexicana. Anotó 32 goles con la Selección Nacional Mexicana. Mundialista en USA ‘94 y Poseedor del record Guiness al anotar 7 goles en un partido de la Selección Nacional Mexicana. Δ

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¡Todo lo que tienes que hacer es llamar a El Observador al 408 938-1700 x2003 comenzando el día de hoy y hasta el día 3 de febrero a las 2PM para poder registrarte. Los ganadores del sorteo se llevaran un boleto válido para dos personas para ver la película THE PINK PANTHER 2 y/u otros materiales promociónales. El preestreno será el miercoles 4 de febrero a las 7:30pm en el Century 20 Great Mall. Apúrate, los boletos y artículos promociónales son limitados y se entregarán hasta su terminación. METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES AND COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENT A ROBERT SIMUSICMONDS PRODUCTION STEVEEXECUTIVEMARTIN “THE PINK PANTHER 2”BASEDJEAN RENO ALFRED MOLINA EMILY MORTIMER AND ANDY GARCIA WITH LILY TOMLIN AND JOHN CLEESE BY CHRISTOPHE BECK PRODUCERS IRA SHUMAN SHAWN LEVY ON CHARACTERS AISHWARYA RAIBASEDBACHCHAN CREATED BY MAURICE RICHLIN & BLAKE EDWARDS ON THE STORY SCREENPLAY PRODUCED PINK PANTHER FILMS OF BLAKE EDWARDS BY SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL H. WEBER BY SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL H. WEBER AND STEVE MARTIN BY ROBERT SIMONDS DIRECTED BY HARALD ZWART

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EL número de boletos y materiales promociónales disponibles son limitados. Los Boletos recibidos a través de esta promoción no le aseguran un lugar en el cine. Los asientos serán asignados según el orden de llegada. CON EXCEPCION DE LOS MIEMBROS DE LA PRENSA. Los boletos distribuidos sobrepasan substancialmente la capacidad de asientos del cine a fin de asegurar una sala completa. No se permitirá el acceso a la sala luego del comienzo de la película. Todas las regulaciones federales, estatales y locales son aplicables. EL poseedor de un boleto asume cualquier y todos los riesgos relacionados al uso del mismo, y acepta cualquier restricción requerida por el proveedor de pases. Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, El Observador, Terry Hines & Assoc. y sus afiliados no serán responsables o culpables en relación con cualquier perdida o accidente ocurrido en relación con el uso de un premio. Los boletos no pueden ser cambiados, transferidos o intercambiados por dinero en todo o en parte. No existirá responsabilidad por pérdida, atrasos o error en el direccionamiento de la entrada. Todos los impuestos federales y locales son responsabilidad del ganador. No se requiere compra . Los patrocinadores participantes, sus empleados y familiares, y sus agencias no son elegibles para participar. LOS BOLETOS RECIBIDOS POR ESTA PROMOCION NO SON PARA SU VENTA. No se requiere compra.

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Please tell us your name and daytime phone number. Passes are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. THIS FILM IS RATED PG. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. Passes received through this promotion do not guarantee admission and must be surrendered upon demand. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the screening begins. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of tickets assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. Touchstone Pictures, Terry Hines & Associates, Dial Press, El Observador and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, winner is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost; delayed or misdirected entries. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors their employees and family members and their agencies are not eligible.

One lucky winner at the screening will receive a copy of Confessions of a Shopaholic, the best-selling novel that introduced Sophie Kinsella’s shopaholic heroine, Becky Bloomwood, now sporting a tie-in cover.

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Felices y contentos reciben boletos

Nueva era de los Earthquakes Por Rosario Vital - El Observador os San Jose Earthquakes cuentan con nueva camiseta para el aĂąo 2009. La millonaria transacciĂłn fue producto de un acuerdo entre los directivos de este equipo futbolĂ­stico y Amway Global. Esta corporaciĂłn ademĂĄs de ser el patrocinador de este equipo local tambiĂŠn es el patrocinador oficial del programa Kicks for Kids que se enfoca en esneĂąarle a niĂąos a mantener una vida activa y

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saludable ademĂĄs de llevarlos a presenciar torneos futbolĂ­sticos de los Earthquakes. La sociedad con Amway Global permitirĂĄ al equipo hacer visitas a las escuelas y centros comunitarios en el Ă rea de la BahĂ­a para promover talleres informativos sobre cĂłmo mantenerse activos. En la fotografĂ­a los jugadores del Earthquakes posan para EO mostrando la camiseta que describe el loga de Amway Global .

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abeel GarcĂ­a (21) jugadora del equipo de fĂştbol del Colegio de Evergreen recibiĂł sus boletos para presenciar el partido de MĂŠxico Vs. Suecia. La joven estudiante semana a semana es fiel lectora de EO.

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AMENDED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517280 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: SPRAY TECHS, 1061 ALMADEN AVE #2, SAN JOSE, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. JOEL A VELEZ-ARREOLA, 91061 ALMADEN AVE #2, SAN JOSE, CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) JOEL A VELEZ-ARREOLA Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/01/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519253 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: SAN JOSE FLOOR COVERINGS, 1632 CARMEL DRIVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. CHRISTINA BIAGI, 1632 CARMEL DR., SAN JOSE, CA 95125, DOUGLAS BIAGI, 1632 CARMEL DR., SAN JOSE, CA 95125. This business is conducted by husband and wife. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 07/86. “I declare that all 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.) CHRISTINA BIAGI Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/23/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519075 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: GAME ON SPORTS & PIZZA, 1631 W. CAPITAL AVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Samuel Jimenez, 635 Bair Island Rd., # 113, Redwood City, Ca 94063, Penelope Gomez, 564 Warrington Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063, Juan Vega, 511 Spencer Ave, Modesto, CA 95351. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Penelope Gomez Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/20/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519113 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: JTL ENTERPRISES, 2855 SENTER RD. #8, SAN JOSE, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. JOHNNY TANG, 2855 SENTER RD. #8, SAN JOSE, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an idividual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) JOHNNY TANG Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT NO. 518803 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: European Specialized Performance, 153 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Rene Dominguez, 1111 Highland Av., Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/13/09. “I declare that all 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.) Rene Dominguez Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519419 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Stars Cleaning Service, 1063 Morse Ave Apt14-111, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Arturo Arriola, 1063 Morse Ave Apt 14-111, Sunnyvale, CA 947089. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Arturo Arriola Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519418 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Master Clean Janitorial Service, 1686 Tampa Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Dora Jimenez, 1686 Tampa Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Juan Murrieta, 1686 Tampa Way, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by husband and wife. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 06/17/03. “I declare that all 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.) Dora Jimenez Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519299 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: D & J Authentic Catering, 366 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Jose Luis A. Perez, 366 Senter Rd. San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 04/24/06. “I declare that all 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.) Jose Luis A. Perez Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519244 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 1. BG Strategy, 2. Chamber of Commerce International Consertium for Entrepre-

neurs, 3. CCICE, 2704 Levin Ct., Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Sara Rauchwerger, 2704 Levin Ct., Mountain View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 10/2002. “I declare that all 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.) Sara Rauchwerger Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/23/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519245 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Kraw & Kraw Attorney’s, 1754 Technology Drive., Suite 106, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. George M. Kraw, 411 Park #209, San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 02/01/89. “I declare that all 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.) George M Kraw Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/23/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518635 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: San Jose Heart Rhythm Center, 175 N. Jackson Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Theodore Chow, MD Inc., 12771 Glen Arbor Ct., Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Theodore Chow, MD, INC. Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519012 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sustainable Food Solutions, 1970 Domaine Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Dan Craig, 1970 Domaine Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Dan Craig Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/16/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519482 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Corporate Valet Cleaners and Americ Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Santa Clara Co. Kamran Ganjavi, 400 Worincon Ave # 274, Campbell, CA 95008, Alquenn Lansberg, 3461 Mt. Prienta, San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a general partnership.

Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/28/09. “I declare that all 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.) Kumran Ganjavi, Alquenn Landsberg Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519483 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Kebab Catering Co., 14445 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Kamran Ganjavi, 2390 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122, Alquenn Lansberg, 3461 Mt. Prienta, San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/28/09. “I declare that all 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.) Kumran Ganjavi, Alquenn Landsberg Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517767 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 1. Comunidad Mexicana, INC., A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, 2. Comunidad Mexicana, 3. Voluntarios de la Comunidad Mexicana, 520. S. 2nd Street, San Jose, Ca 95112, Santa Clara Co. Comunidad Mexicana, Inc., a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, 520 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112 . This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Comunidad Mexicana, INC., A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz/Secretary Jan. 09, 16, 30; Feb. 06, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2008 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV133183 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shu-Hui Lu TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Shu-Hui Lu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shu-Hui Lu to Sophia Shu-Hui Lu 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 names should not be granted on 03-10-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 23, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli

Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV133144 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Johnson Chih-Hao Liu TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Johnson Liu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Johnson ChihHao Liu to Johnson Liu 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 names should not be granted on 03-10-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 23, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV133194 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: YU LI TSENG TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Yu Li Tseng, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yu Li Tseng to Chris Yuli Tseng 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 names should not be granted on 03-10-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 23, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV133338 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ann Huo, Jason Quesnel TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Ann Huo, Jason Quesnel, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tyler Ching-Tai Quesnel to Tyler Ching-Tai Huo 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 names should not be granted on 03-17-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 26, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 30; Feb. 06, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519172

The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MACIAS BOBCAT SERVICE, 12420 LLAGAS AVE, SAN MARTIN, CA 95046, Santa Clara Co. CESAR MACIAS, 313 SORRENTO ST., LOS BAÑOS, CA 93635. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) CESAR MACIAS Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518304 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 1. AVIÑA-ORTIZ FURNITURE FINISHING, 2. JOEL A. VARGAS ART GALLERY, 3. TAMALES MEXICANOS, 520 SO. 2ND Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Maria Inez Quinonez Ortiz, 2052 Gold St., Sp. 162, Alviso, CA 95002. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Maria Inez Quinonez Ortiz Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518850 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 1. Matthis Advisors 2. Matthis Consulting, 341 Raquel Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara Co. Matthis Advisors, LLC., 341 Raquel Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 08/16/1998. “I declare that all 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.) Matthis Advisors, LLC Simon Roy/CEO Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518639 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: #1 AIRPORT SHUTTLE, 2175 THE ALAMEDA SUITE #211, SAN JOSE, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Yohannes Workneh, 1800 Evans Ln # 1313, San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Yohannes Workneh Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518659 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: IMAGE DENTAL, 2493 ALVIN AVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95121,

Santa Clara Co. HA NGUYEN, 2121 SHIANGZONE CT., SAN JOSE, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/2003. “I declare that all 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.) Ha HEATHER NGUYEN Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/08/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 519118 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: J&L COMPANY, 1009 E. CAPIATOL EXP., SAN JOSE, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. TRAC HOANG LE, 645 BELLADONNA CT. #2, SUNNYVALE, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 04/01/07. “I declare that all 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.) TRAC HOANG LE Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 518570 The following person has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. ProActive Consulting Services, 1630 Oakland Rd., Suite A203, San Jose, CA 95131 Filed in Santa Clara County on 03/07/08. under file no. 506479. Dan’s Estate, Inc., 2859 Joleo Ct., Tracy, CA 95377. This business was conducted by a corporation. I declare that all 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.) Danilo Perez Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER NO. 109CV132998 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rhode Sison Vergara TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Marianne Rhode Sison Vergara, has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioners name to: Rhode Sison Vergara, petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender:from female to male and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. 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 should not be granted on 03-10-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 21, 2009

Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 06, 13, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 518915 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk Recorder’s office. FRIENDLY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, 4130 B. MONTEREY ROAD, SAN JOSE, CA 95121 Filed in Santa Clara County on 11/18/2004. under file no. 453544. TUAN A DINH, 4130 B MONTERY RD., SAN JOSE, CA 95111. This business was conducted by an individual. I declare that all 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.) TUAN DINH Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 06, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518917 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: FRIENDLY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, 4130 b MONTEREY RD., SAN Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. ANN TRAN, 105 SERRA WAY #198, MILPITAS, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/15/2009. “I declare that all 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.) ANN TRAN Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518866 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: ADVANCE SECURITY CAMERAS, 666 COMMERCIAL ST., SAN JOSE, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. JAVIER GOMEZ, 666 COMMERICAL ST, SAN JOSE, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/14/09. “I declare that all 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.) JAVIER GOMEZ Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/14/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518794 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: UBYAN NEW & USED BABY AND KIDS STUFF, 540 S. BASCOM AVE, SAN JOSE, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. LILIAN FLORES, 2400 ENBORG LN#1, SAN JOSE, CA 95128. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/01/1997. “I declare that all 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.) LILIAN FLORES Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on


begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Luis V. Sanchez Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/09/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518777 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Alamo Landscape and Maintenance, 375 Cedro St., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Jose Ochoa, 375 Cedro St., San Jose, CA 95111, Jesus A. Ochoa, 375 Cedro St., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Jesus Ochoa Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518656 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 1. For Sale By Owner, 2. Cars & Trucks For Sale By Owner, 2585 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. All Seasons Car Wash, LLc., 20990 Homestead Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) All Seasons Car Wash, LLC Gregory Malley/Managing Member Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV132259 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brian Jhong Hsieh TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Brian Jhong Hsieh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brian Jhong Hsieh to Brian Zhong Xue 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 names should not be granted on 03-03-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 12, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 06, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518525 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Antojitos Los Amigos, 2651 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Marisol

Ramos-Rico, 3159 Mt. Isabel Ct., San Jose, CA. 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Marisol Ramos-Rico Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/05/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518187 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: RAMOS MOBILE AUTO MECHANIC, 167 MCCREERY, SAN JOSE, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. JOSE RAMOS RAMOS 167 MCCREERY, SAN JOSE, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 12/23/08. “I declare that all 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.) JOSE RAMOS RAMOS Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517862 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: EJ Tax & Accounting, 15043 Oriole Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Estella Johnson, 15043 Oriole Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 10/12/08. “I declare that all 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.) Estella Johnson Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517806 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Kerbo System, 1416 Birchmeadow Ln., San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Scott S. Lee, 1416 Birchmeadow Ln., San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 12/12/2008. “I declare that all 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.) Scott S Lee Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/12/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518481 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: NGO’S MILLENNIUM CHIROPRACTIC, 2114 Senter Rd., #4, SAN JOSE, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. NGO TUAN KIM, 583 ANGUS DR., MILPITAS, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/05/2009. “I declare that all 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.) TUAN K NGO Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/05/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517772 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: FANTASTIC SAMS, 1659 BRANHAM LANE, SUITE E, SAN JOSE, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. KC ORGANIC HAIR LLC, 2517 HERON COURT, SAN JOSE, CA 95133. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) KC ORGANIC HAIR LLC CHETAN P. KHETANI Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/12/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518200 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Yale Investment Co., 438 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara Co. Jerome L. Strom, Inc., 438 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/01/1986. “I declare that all 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.) Jerome L. Strom Inc. Jerome L. Strom President & C.E.O. Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/24/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518566 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: PLAZA JEWELERS, 160 S. JACKSON AVE., SAN JOSE, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. GUILLERMINA ALVAREZ. 3608 PLEASANT CREST DR., SAN JOSE, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/06/2009. “I declare that all 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.) GUILLERMINA ALVAREZ Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 518406 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. Huong Xua, 2122 Mckee Road, San Jose, CA 95116. Filed in Santa Clara County on 12/29/2008. under file no. 518303. JOHN THANH DO, 1396 OLD STONE WAY, SAN JOSE, CA 95132. This business was conducted by an individual. I declare that all 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.) JOHN THANH DO January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/31/2008 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV131959 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rosalba Lucero Mejia TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Rosalba Lucero Mejia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gerardy Ross Rivera Lucero to Gerardy Ross Lucero 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 names should not be granted on 0224-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 05, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV132095 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: VICTOR VALDEZ AND VIRGINIA GAYTAN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners VICTOR

VALDEZ AND VIRGINIA GAYTAN have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. REYMUNDO VALDEZ GAYTAN TO REYMUNDO VALDEZ 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 names should not be granted on 02-24-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 07, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 108CV127649 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brandon Sreang Kim Jang TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Brandon Sreang Kim Jang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brandon Sreang Kim Jang to Sreang Kim 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 names should not be granted on 0224-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show

cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 31, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV131861 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abdurahman Yahya Hassan Alhadi TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Abdurahman Yahya Hassan Alhadi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abdurahman Yahya Hassan Alhadi aka Abdurahman Alhadi to Dee Alhadi 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 names should not be granted on 02-17-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 31, 2008 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2009

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The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MG&D ENTERPRISE, 3072 Valleywood Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Molly Garcia-Diaz, 3072 Valleywood Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Dianna D-Garcia, 3072 Valleywood Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/10/09. “I declare that all 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.) Molly Garcia-Diaz Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518838 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Bizshark, 1685 Pymouth Street, Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara Co. Spokeo, Inc, 1685 Plymouth Street, Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Spokeo Inc. Harrison Tang/President Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 517968 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Joyeria El Alcatraz, 158 S. Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Maria M Salceda, 860 Galahad Ave., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 12/17/08. “I declare that all 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.) Maria M Salceda Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/17/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518720 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC, 1015 Nandina Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Hyeong ja Byun, 1015 Nandina Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Hyeong Ja Byun Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/09/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518702 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: HAPPY VALLEY FLORIST, 18564 PROSPECT RD., SARATOGA, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Luis V. Sanchez, 5057 Cordoy Lane, San Jose, CA 95124. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet

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1/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518799 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: JD Associates, 487 Hewes Ct., San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. David DeVere, 487 Hewes Ct., San Jose, CA 95138, Juan Sotelo, 14544 Margate St., #10, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) David DeVere Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518787 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Teltech ID Systems, 2622 Glen Farm Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Pawandeep Phangureh, 2622 Glen Farm Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Pawandeep Phangureh Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/12/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518788 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. AREMCOM REAL ESTATE SERVICES, 2. AREMCOM FINANCIAL, 2670 S. WHITE Rd. #145, San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Pawandeep Phangureh, 2622 Glen Farm Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Pawandeep Phangureh Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/12/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518652 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Great Janitorial Service, 1893 Lanai Ave., San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Daniel Romero Sanchez, 1893 Lanai Ave., San Jose, CA 95122, Alicia Romero, 1893 Lanai Ave., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by husband & wife. Registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. “I declare that all 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.) Daniel Romero Sanchez Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 518598

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