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Temporada Festiva: Educación y Diversión con Nuestros Niños Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne, Ph.D.

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ean cuales sean las festividades que celebremos de acuerdo a las tradiciones culturales, religiosas y familiares que sigamos, al incluir a nuestros niños todos aprendemos y disfrutamos más. Cada niño puede participar, según sus capacidades e intereses, en todos los aspectos de la celebración, desde la planificación y preparación, hasta la última canción. He aquí unas guías: 1. Pensemos en los recuerdos felices de nuestra niñez y usémoslos de referencia para propiciar los de nuestros niños. ¿Cenas, aguinaldos, jaranas? Si no podemos llevarlos al lugar preciso que íbamos de niños, podemos cocinar la misma comida, tocar la misma música, jugar los mismos juegos... 2. Utilicemos las celebraciones religiosas, tales como misas, procesiones, villancicos, Las Posadas, y La Pastorela para enseñar a nuestros niños lecciones espirituales. 3. Aprovechemos las celebraciones de nuestra tierra para educar a los niños sobre nuestra historia y cultura, aunque no estemos viviendo ahora en el país de nuestras raíces. 4. Adaptemos a nuestra familia las actividades de religiones y culturas diferentes a las nuestras. 5. La música es un elemento importante de

toda celebración, pues añade gozo y diversión. Consultemos a los niños sobre la música a tocar, y ¡contemos con ellos para cantar y bailar! 6. La comida promueve el compartir al disfrutar los manjares de la mesa. La preparación puede ser divertida, y mediante ella aprendemos sobre cocina, nutrición y economía. Incluyamos a los niños al escoger el menú, comprar los alimentos, preparar las recetas, servir la comida, ¡y saborearla! 7. Para los inmigrantes, la época de celebraciones puede ser agridulce, pues extrañamos a los seres queridos que tenemos lejos. Mas podemos demostrarles que les tenemos presentes a pesar de la distancia. Acordemos llamadas incluyendo a los niños. 8. Enviemos cartas con mensajes del corazón y recuerdos simbólicos, mensajes y postales por correo electrónico, fotos y videos con mensajes y grabaciones de eventos. 9. Si bien disfrutamos un ajuar o un juguete nuevo, recordemos que lo que más vale y perdura es celebrar en familia, y compartir ofreciendo algo de nuestro tiempo o dinero con los más necesitados. 10. Hagamos regalos significativos, hechos a mano por adultos y niños. No hay que dedicar mucho tiempo ni gastar mucho dinero para crear recuerdos memorables y perdurables de los momentos festivos compartidos con nuestros seres queridos. Convirtamos cualquier ocasión en festejo al ponerle atención

y corazón. Y, recordemos, a la hora de gastar, comer y beber en la celebración, hacerlo con moderación. ¡Felices fiestas y los mejores deseos en esta temporada y siempre a todas las familias de nuestros niños!

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Un año que viene, y otro que se va

Their Weary World Must Do Better

Por Maribel Hastings

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ASHINGTON, D.C.- El tradicional aguinaldo “Cantares de Navidad”, del puertorriqueño Benito de Jesús, lo resume de manera simple: “Un año que viene, y otro que se va”. El año 2009 llegó lleno de esperanza con un nuevo presidente,Barack Obama, que hizo historia como el primer afroamericano en dirigir al país, un presidente que prometió promulgar una reforma migratoria integral durante el primer año de su gestión, que se cumple en enero. El año 2009 se va sin que esa reforma se haya hecho realidad aunque se espera que en las próximas dos semanas se den los pasos iníciales para impulsar el proceso legislativo cuando el congresista demócrata de Illinois, Luis Gutiérrez, presentaría su proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria. Hay reportes además de que el líder de la mayoría demócrata del Senado, Harry Reid, quien enfrenta una difícil reelección el año entrante, tiene intenciones de impulsar el tema de la reforma, importante entre la población hispana de su estado, Nevada. Pero 2009 ha sido un año más agrio que dulce para la comunidad inmigrante, no sólo por la falta de reforma sino porque lo que muchos consideran progreso y avances en medidas policiales, para otros suponen incertidumbre y temor. Las redadas tradicionales pasaron a ser silenciosas aunque con el mismo efecto negativo sobre trabajadores y algunos empleadores; el 287(g) “revisado” sigue vivito y coleando; su primo hermano, “comunidades seguras”, fue tildado de exitoso por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS); Human Rights Watch confirmó lo que se sabía: que los detenidos por la Oficina de Control de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) están cada vez más alejados no sólo de familiares sino de abogados que puedan ayudarlos a evitar la deportación. Ah, y el muro “virtual” en la frontera va viento en popa. De manera que 2009 ha superado las expectativas de quienes creen que a punta de deportaciones van a solucionar este asunto. Ya veremos la excusa que tienen los que durante años han cacareado que sin seguridad no puede haber reforma, aunque lo contrario es más exacto: sin reforma no puede haber completa seguridad con millones de personas sin una situación migratoria regular. También es cierto que el 2009 ha sido un año difícil para todos. La tasa nacional de desempleo es de casi 11%. Hay 16 millones de personas sin trabajo. La reforma de salud todavía no se concreta, retos que superar en la búsqueda de apoyo en el Congreso y en el país. En 2009 falleció el senador demócrata Edward Kennedy, acérrimo defensor de la reforma. Otras figuras clave, como el ex senador republicano, Mel Martínez, se fueron del Senado. Y otros están, pero como si no estuvieran porque no parecen inclinados a promover el tema. El ejemplo más claro, el senador republicano John McCain. Se aproxima además un año electoral por lo cual me resta rogar por muchos pantalones para nuestros políticos, sobre todo demócratas, pero no los de vestir sino los se suponen coraje y voluntad para cumplir lo que prometieron. Hay otra canción puertorriqueña de Navidad titulada “La Misma Cosa”, cuyo coro dice “todos los años vienen con la misma cosa”. Conforme lo que pase en el frente migratorio en 2010 y en caso de inacción, veremos si es la que canción que aplica el año que viene. (Maribel Hastings es Senior Advisor de America’s Voice)

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ecently, former Federal Reserve Chairman Allen Greenspan appeared on “Meet the Press” and said what many feared. The topic was “Has this recession ended?” For the first time a high official revealed that America has two economies: “Wall Street” and “Main Street”. Wall Street is happy now that many major financial firms have profits and began paying back to the Federal Reserve the billions of ‘bailout dollars” provided just a year ago. The past national policy was to let the major financial groups operate with little oversight and regulation. This was a major mistake because creative financial groups, such as AIG began dealing in ‘derivatives’, which were valued beyond their market worth. These toxic financial instruments were the cause to the loss of the good faith and trust required when dealing with investments. To prevent system wide financial collapse, Congress, authorized massive amounts of ‘bailout’ monies (our tax dollars). These are the Wall Street firms, which President Obama scolded when it was revealed that Goldman Sachs was beginning to reward its executives with million dollar bonuses again. Executive greed must be detected early and controlled because these are the folks who gamble with investment money. Gambling invariably involves taking large risks and dealing with short-term issues. Generally, investments deal with long-term developments. This is the “Wall Street” economy, which must be subjected by Congress to continual oversight so that applicable regulations can be enforced when necessary and very risky investment acts are prevented. Today, the Wall Street economy is doing very well. Major financial firms (banks, investment groups, and the very wealthy) are very happy that their investments are yielding great

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Congress must extend unemployment benefits and other entitlements very soon because the social safety network (food banks, emergency housing, etc.) are dealing with 35% more needy. returns (profits). The “Main Street” economy is providing some good news, but not enough. Recently, the unemployment rate has not increased. However, 12.2% of the labor force is still unemployed (one person in eight nationwide). Michigan has a 15.5% unemployment rate (one person out of six). There are also many who are losing their homes to foreclosures. Greenspan disclosed that even more are unemployed (up to 20%; one in five) because many individuals have given up looking for jobs. These latter folks will return to looking for a job once jobs begin to become available. Congress must extend unemployment benefits and other entitlements very soon because the social safety network (food banks, emergency housing, etc.) are dealing with 35% more needy. Just go down to Sacred Heart Community Services Center (located at the corner of Alma & Market streets, San Jose, CA) to witness this reality today. These folks represent the “Main Street” economy’ in which massive amounts of ‘bailout money’ must be invested now. There are many ‘shovel ready’ projects which can be funded to repair roads, bridges, and the transportation infrastructure. Unfortunately, funding these infrastructure projects does not make available jobs, which are accessible to the very needy, who have low education and

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skill levels. What has been lacking is investment in the small business sector, which provide for 70% of all employment. It is crucial for the President, Congress and the Federal Reserve to use some of that $200 billion already allocated as ‘bail-out money’ to provide capital to local independent small businesses. Our nation must adopt the concept of ‘Micro-Loans” used to provide local unsecured loans to individuals who want to begin or expand their own business. Money invested at this level of the Mainstream economy will almost immediately be used (and trickle up). My recommendation is to provide major banks (BofA A, Wells Fargo, Citi-Bank) with funding (let’s say $10 billion) which may be used to fund local small businesses whose owners have no assets and no access to capital (money) to implement their business ideas. Do not delay because it is these latent entrepreneur individuals who will, once funded, begin to create jobs that will provide local employment for those with limited skills and education. It is these folks who are currently suffering the most. It is these folks who will have 100% propensity to spend all that they earn because they have to in order to survive without resorting to crime (prostitution, robbery, and drug trafficking). Understand that desperate individuals do what they must to survive. This is the portion of the American “Main Street” economy, which must receive attention now from The President, Congress, Federal Reserve and the major banks. They must use available ‘bail-out’ funding to give poor folks a hand up by applying those tax dollars to create jobs now...not later. These weary citizens cannot wait. They are tired of suffering because their former jobs disappeared. Their weary world must do better sooner rather than later.Δ

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County of Santa Clara Meals on Wheels Program Awarded Subaru’s “Share the Love” Grant

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ANTA CLARA COUNTY –CALIF. The County’s Meals on Wheels program has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and Subaru of America, Inc., as part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” Campaign, which will run until January 4, 2010. “We are pleased that Meals on Wheels received the “Share the Love” grant, said Supervisor Dave Cortese, Chair of the Board’s Children, Seniors and Families Committee. “It supports our goal of en-

abling seniors in Santa Clara County to live independently in their homes by providing them with home-delivered nutritious meals.” Santa Clara County’s Meals on Wheels is administered jointly by the County of Santa Clara, Social Services Agency and the Council on Aging, Silicon Valley. The program’s mission is to provide high quality, cost efficient, nutritious meals to seniors and to promote the role of nutrition in preventive health and long-term care. “Meals on Wheels is an essential service for

many of our seniors, said Supervisor George Shirakawa, Vice-Chair of the Board’s Children, Seniors and Families Committee. “Our heartfelt thanks to the “Share the Love” Campaign for providing this grant to continue our efforts to address the needs of this population.” County of Santa Clara Meals on Wheels program distributes over 600,000 meals annually to homebound seniors who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to help them on a regular basis.

The meals and services provided by the program allow homebound seniors to remain in their homes so they can maintain their independence and dignity for as long as possible. For more information or to make a donation to the Santa Clara County Meals on Wheels program, please call 408-975-4860. Mail your donation to Santa Clara County Meals on Wheels, 333 W. Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110. (Include SNP509 in the Reference account on your check).

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Por Rosario Vital -El Observador ebido a la controversias de videos difundidos por terceras personas a través de cámara de videos, cámara de celulares el Departamento de Policía de San José (SJPD) ha decidido contar con sus propias imágenes de los incidentes para tener una perspectiva más amplia de los incidentes. La policía de San José es la primera entidad policial en el país que usará sus propias cámara con videos y audios en arrestos y otras situaciones. Las cámaras AXON portátiles, hecho por Taser International, han sido entregadas a 18 oficiales de San José. Las cámaras pueden grabar un punto de vista oficial de hasta 10 horas y media, y la policía dice que los dispositivos ayudarán a los oficiales escribir informes más exactos. Los oficiales de patrullas, en bicicletas y en la calle podría usar estas cámaras, que son casi similares a los dispositivos bluetooth. No está claro si las cámaras se pueden grabar continuamente o se enciende y se apaga a la

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discreción del oficial. “Con esto el SJPD va a tener más información acerca de los incidentes que ocurran”, dijo Rob Davis. Los dispositivos se pueden ajustar para grabar audio o sólo vídeo y las grabaciones digi tales se pueden reproducir en el campo o descargadas a una computadora. Si el programa piloto tiene éxito, más funcionarios podían llevar las unidades. Son impermeables y están diseñados para permanecer en un oficial de policía en una lucha, los representantes de Taser, dijo. Muchas ciudades, incluyendo San José ya tiene cámaras en cajeros automáticos y otras cámaras de seguridad en las zonas centro de la ciudad que han sido utilizados en los proce dimientos judiciales. En otras ciudades, como Chicago, la policía ha utilizado cámaras montadas en las esquinas a registrar incidentes. Según Davis las imágenes no pueden ser editadas ni borradas por los oficiales que las usen.


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Police Academy: Good Beginning but More Improvement Is Needed

By Rosario Vital - El Observador

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ritics of the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) and members of the community have been asking Police Chief Rob Davis to resign due to lack of leadership and the continuous complaints of mistreatment towards Latino residents and ethnic groups in the City of San Jose. The police need get to work to restore a good and trusting relationship with the community which it serves. For the first time in San Jose’s history, the Police Department held a Spanish Police Academy in order to create better dialogue with all citizens so that they understand official practices. In a period of 9 weeks, a total of 26 residents took the classes so that they would know what happens after an arrest or why the police make certain decisions in dangerous situations. Other topics that were discussed included gangs, the increase of violence in the city, how police must work daily to solve the problems that threaten the security of the community, and the use of tasers and other equipment used by the department’s SWAT team. In addition, the Spanish Academy attendees learned about the difficult situations that 911 operators have to overcome on a daily basis and about the city’s traffic laws. “We’ve seen the other side of the police and

we were informed of the shortcomings in the 911 office. We need more people that can speak another language”, said Juan Perez, an attendee of the SJPD’s Spanish Academy Between Theory And Practice The academy attendees were divided regarding their opinions of the SJPD. Some supported the department and felt it was doing a great job. Other felt the department was unfairly targeting minorities and abusing their power as police officers. “No police officer can pull you over without a reason. There must be a good reason like a traffic violation, not what ethnicity you are,” said Sergeant Ronnie Lopez. But there is a great difference between theory and practice, like Magdalena Ortiz believes. In 2007, Ortiz was pulled over because, according to the police officer that stopped her, she did not make a correct stop. She did not have her driver’s license, which gave the officer even more reason to continue with the arrest. But Ortiz still believes that the real reason why she was pulled over was because she was a Latina. The police are trapped between enforcing laws in special programs such as drunk driving checkpoints and maintaining trust in the community when such programs create desperation in undocumented families who cannot legally ob-

tain a driver’s license, but must drive in order to live and work here. Many have had their cars impounded. It became clear during the academy that some police officers ignore such difficulties that the undocumented face. One of the Police Academy’s attendees defended the police by saying “If people don’t have their license, then their automobile should be taken away.” Coincidentally, that person also has a daughter who is preparing to become a police officer. “Individuals without licenses do so not because they do not want to have one, but because they are not allowed to have one. This state and federal policy puts all drivers at risk. Taking a vehicle from a father is like taking away his job,” said Aaron Resendez, one of the academy participants. In a session held on December 9, an officer said that her father worked as a janitor and her mother worked in the cannery. Both of them were able to attain their driver’s licenses and insurance. Do police officers really believe that it is just a matter of going down to the DMV and getting a driver’s license and insurance? Evidently, police officers do not know about changes in the law since 2001 that prohibit this. The Police Academy class in Spanish was a good start but there is much to be done. Members of the community expect there to be more of these sorts of academies—and more programs where the community residents can understand the police, and vice versus. For example, the City

of Mountain View conducts these types of Academies not as a result of complaints and abuse towards the police department, but to prevent these situations from happening. “I think the class was a very healthy exercise to strengthen bonds with the Hispanic community in San Jose. I just hope the San Jose police make systematic and continuous efforts and that this was not a temporary effort aimed at a temporary audience,” stated Pedro Espinosa of the Consulate of Mexico. “I am very happy that I participated in this class. An officer recruited me when I was working in my yard. This is my first diploma in my life,” said Juan Barragan. “We are all human beings.” This phrase was repeated at the beginning of the class and at the end. “We are all human beings and we can make mistakes,” said Chief Rob Davis in his ethics class on December 2. SJPD announced that they are going to have more classes in Spanish and in Vietnamese in 2010. The Academy organizing police officials have good intentions, but they recognize that the 1,347-member police force contains a few “bad apples.” The community needs to report any and all inappropriate police behavior to help them identify their “bad apples.” It is not possible to deal with a variety of abuses without the specific information provided by the community. (I attended this first Spanish Police Academy and this a report about my experiences.)


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County Hands Out Prescription Discount Cards By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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ignificant health care reform almost died when Senator Joe Lieberman and conservative Democrats refused to pass a health care bill that included a public option. Instead of drafting a bill that would lower the cost of health insurance, they proposed a bill that would require every American to buy health insurance from the very insurance companies that were supposed to be regulated under President Obama’s original proposed bill. However, the news is not all grim for REAL healthcare reform advocates. On Tuesday, December 15, Santa Clara County announce the launch of a new prescription discount card that will enable Santa Clara County residents to get a discount of up to 22 percent on average on their medical prescriptions. “These cards are free and can be used by all residents of Santa Clara County,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss (District 5). “The cards can not only be used for people, but they can also be used for pets.” Kniss went on to say that no enrollment, phone, or email is needed and that the cards are good all the time. “Residents don’t have to be on Medicare either,” Kniss said. The cards can be used by all county residents regardless of age or income and were made available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo). They can be used in over 200 pharmacies.

Dr. Howard Sutkin, President of the Santa Clara County Medical Association said he was exited to hear that the county would be participating in this program. “It is a terrible position to be in when patients cannot afford to pay for their medicine,” Sutkin said. “We physicians are ready, willing and able to work in partnership with the county to ensure the success of this valuable prescription discount program. This program will make the county healthier and our residents will be able to save money.” Pharmacies across the county are also excited about the new discount cards. “This card is a way for us to pro-

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vide community service,” said Clive Fuller, PharmD at Bascom Pharmacy. “This is also a smart step from a business perspective because it gives us referrals to new customers.” The discount cards will be available at county libraries, Social Service Agency offices and the County Government Center. County residents can also print out the cards by following the links at www.sccgov.org/prescriptions or by calling CVS Caremark toll free 1-877-321-2652. Prescriptions are about prevention,” Kniss said. “We can’t cure some illness, but we can treat them.”


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Cambios Importantes del Servicio de VTA Debido a la disminución de las condiciones económicas, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority VTA implementará cambios en frecuencia y de las rutas de los autobuses desde el lunes, 11 de enero de 2010. Según los comentarios del público, VTA hizo cambios en su plan de reducción de servicio original para incluir los siguientes cambios: Cambios en las Rutas Líneas de Autobús 33 y 47 serán combinadas para proveer mejor servicio rumbo al este y oeste en Milpitas

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Su Vianda First to Sign Code of Conduct By Cinthia Rodriguez - El Observador

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he Justice for Mercado Workers Campaign will start a new year in the right direction. In less than a month, the first mercado (ethnic market) signed the code of conduct developed by the coalition. The code of conduct is a contract between the employers, workers and the coalition. The contract took three years to develop and home owners were a concern as well as justice for all employers and workers. “We’re promising to work closer with the coalition,” said Al Lujan, CEO of Su Vianda. “We welcome the feedback.” Lujan owns two Su Vianda markets, one in downtown San Jose and the other in East San Jose. He was the first to agree to sign the code of conduct, explaining that the store already does everything that is listed. The agreement

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was settled on December 17, 2009. “A very good first step for the benefit of the workers and employers,” said Marc TerBeek, Esq. for the Law Offices of Marc L. TerBeek. The coalition hopes that Su Vianda serves as an example to the other mercados in San Jose and across the nation. Once the contract is signed, there will be inspections. The coalition wants to let mercados know that we are monitoring. “It’s a difficult campaign, but in order to win, there needs to be broad support,” said Geraldo Dominquez, Campaign Director. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has publicly thanked Su Vianda’s CEO in hopes of achieving what the campaign has set to do. “We’re going to be making sure that everyone signs the code of conduct,” said Angel Luevano, National Vice President of LULAC.

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Viaje seguro y si tiene quejas no calle

VTA Lanza un Pagina de Red Mundial Nueva para Los Cambios de Servicio

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an José, Calif.- Con el fin de proveer la información más reciente acerca de las modificaciones de servicio, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lanzo una nueva página en la red mundial. La meta es de proveer a los pasajeros de VTA los horarios nuevos para el autobús y el tranvía fácilmente con solo un clic. La información acerca de los cambios de servicio está en www.vta.org/servicereductions. La nueva página de internet incluye un mapa nuevo del sistema de tranvía y el transporte público,

además de los cambios detallados de las rutas y con un clic encontrara las preguntas más frecuentes. La reducción de servicio de VTA se llevará acabo el lunes, 11 de enero, 2010. "Continuamos con el uso de la tecnología más reciente para informar a nuestros pasajeros los cambios de servicio de autobús y tranvía," dijo Michael T. Burns el Gerente General de VTA. "Queremos asegurarnos que los pasajeros de VTA puedan tener acceso a la información los más fácilmente posible.

Por Rosario Vital El Observador e acuerdo a las estadísticas el año pasado 1'200,00 mexicanos viajaron por las fiestas navideñas, para el presente año - y a pesar de la crisis- se estima que un poco más de la cifra mencionada viajen. A fin de asegurar un trato amable para todos aquellas mexicanos que ingresan , pasan o salen de México es importante hacer valer sus derechos. Del número de viajeros indicado por las autoridades apenas se han recibido 225 quejas. Asi lo dio a conocer Alejandro Orbezo, coordinador del Programa Paisano. "Queremos escuchar a la gente y deseamos que comparta si en algún momento ha tenido malas experiencias en sus viajes. A lo mejor nos hace falta ponernos más retos", indica el coordinador. De todos modos todo mexicano que viaja recibe en su consulado mucha información sobre qué llevar, qué hacer si viaja por carretera, qué tiene que pagar, hasta qué cantidad necesita pagar entre otras cosas. También a través de gráficos usted puede identificar a los efectivos policiales, de aduanas según el uniforme que viste. Las fotos aparecen en esta guía

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School Receives Generous Donation

By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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he Horace Mann Foundation and Team Horace (Parent Organization) recently awarded Horace Mann Elementary with a $20,000 check, which will fund a full time athletic staff at the school through the Playworks Program. The check was present to the school on December 15. “The Principal requested these funds from the Foundation and Team Horace after determining that the school and district budget were not sufficient to support this important program,� said Paul Murphy of the Horace Mann Foundation. The Foundation collected $10,000 from it annual golf tournament. “Team Horace helped raise money by holding its annual Walk-a-Thon, during which students, parents and the community raised approximately $44,000 in a single day this year,� Murphy said. All parents, members of the community, and all staff and teachers participated in the fundraising. “San Jose Unified School District has been hit hard by the state budget deficit, as have most other districts. Parents and members of the community recognize the need to step up and contribute to the educational opportunities for all students at Horace Mann,� Murphy said. Aside from sports, the Foundation supports the Art Express program at Horace Mann, a parent designed and led Art Docent program where students receive an hour of art each week taught by parents in English and Spanish. “The Foundation also supports field trip expenses to ensure every child has an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in the real world,� Murphy said. The Horace Mann School Foundation was created in 2004 to raise funds and connect Horace Mann with the downtown business and broader community. It continuously seeks to raise funds through grants, donor requests and the annual golf tournament.

Anyone interested in donating to the Horace Mann School Foundation should feel free to contact Paul Murphy, President at donate@hmsfoundation.org or to send a tax deductible donation .to the following address Horace Mann School Foundation P.O. Box 720962, San Jose, CA 95172-0962. The Foundation and Team Horace are always seeking sponsorships for our Walk-a-Thon and the Golf Tournament. Previous supporters include Barry Swenson Builders, First Five, Kaiser Permanente, Adobe, Palm and many others.

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Theatre Flamenco in concert

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heatre Flamenco, the dynamic, awardwinning dance company and nominee for the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards 2008-09 for Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Performance unveils a compelling new work for their 43rd annual home season concerts. SER Y ESTAR, an evening length work by Carola Zertuche, Artistic Director of Theatre Flamenco, is a deeply moving journey along the borders of identity. The title, SER Y ESTAR, refers to two Spanish words that both translate to the English phrase “to be.” However, ser and estar possess very distinct meanings. The word ser refers to an essential characteristic, while estar refers to a condition. Moving along the peripheral borders and bar-

riers of gender, culture, nationality, and identity, Zertuche’s evocative choreography, dynamic footwork and vivid stage presentations will explore the metaphorical conditions and the essential characteristics of being. What does it mean to be? Zertuche and Theatre Flamenco Company members will explore these ideas through movement and song. The company will be joined onstage by renowned guest artists from Spain - Jose Valle Fajardo “Chuscales”, Juan Siddi, Francisco Javier Orozco “El Yiyi” and Vicente Griego. Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 8:00pm Venue: Mountain View Center for Performing Arts (500 Castro Street @ Mercy) Tickets: $38 general; $33 students and seniors.


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Hard Work Pays Off By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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ife can sometimes be very difficult. Financial crisis and personal difficulties can lead individuals on a downward spiral. Fortunately for these individuals, there are programs out there dedicated to helping them get their lives back on track. CalWORKs is one of these programs. The Santa Clara County Social Services Agency provides thousands of Santa Clara County residents who receive public assistance with relevant job skills, a plan for success, and effective tools to prepare for the type of jobs that lead to self-sufficiency. The program assists participants with education, training, childcare, transportation, counseling and substance abuse treatment. On Tuesday, December 15, Santa Clara County honored CalWORKs participants for overcoming these obstacles in their lives and achieving success. “This is the 19th year that we are holding this very special ceremony,” said Liz Kniss, Santa Clara County Supervisor (Dist.5). “This ceremony puts a human face on what these individuals have gone through. This truly is one of the best days of the year in Santa Clara County.” The clients that were honored included Chu Tran, Rena Merritt, Reynalda Morfin, John David Hernandez, Lisa Talamantes, Shuxian Qu, Tamika Moore and Valentina Carrion.

Carolyn Byrne received her award from Supervisor Donald F. Gage. (Dist.1). She was once a victim of domestic violence from a former partner who abused substances. As Carolyn’s hoped for her partner’s recovery diminished, and the abuse spiraled out of control, her children were removed from their home. Carolyn eventually reunited with her children and was determined to turn her life around. She applied for CalWORKs and was referred to the Keys of Success Program, which equips clients with learning disabilities to be their own advocates. She enrolled in San Jose City College’s Registered Dental Assistant Program, passed her exam in August, and quickly found employment. “It didn’t hit me how far I have come after I left CalWORKs,” Byrnes said. “I always knew I was going to succeed.” Jesse Mendez was also recognized at the ceremony. Mendez is one of the casualties of the current economic crisis. After working for the City of Oakland for 8 years, Mendez was laid off from his position as a youth outreach worker. Mendez searched for employment, but could not find any. His unemployment benefits eventually ran out, and his family faced homelessness. In April of 2009, Jesse applied for CalWORKs assistance and turned to the Employment Connection for help with his job search.

Today Jesse is back doing what he loves. He works as a social worker at the EHC LifeBuilders’ Boccardo Reception Center. “I’m glad to be doing what I love to do,” Mendez said. “I want to help families who are

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Taller de Ciudadanía Día: 14 y 21 de enero Hora: 5:30 pm Lugar: CET 701 Vine St. San Jose, CA 95110 El Salvador te necesita Ayudemos a los danmificados Cuenta: Banco de América Ayuda a Danmificados de El Salvador CGESLA Número 03476-66384 Compones temas musicales latinos? Participa en el concurso anual “peermusic” a cargo de la fundación BMI. Participan : Jóvenes de 16 y 24 aĖos (tienen que permanecer a una Escuela o Universidad) Fecha límite: 8 de febrero de 2010 Informes: Porfirio PiĖa Director, peermusic Latin Scholarship BMI Foundation, Inc. Los Angeles

8730 Sunset Blvd. 3rd Flr West West Hollywood, CA 90069-2211 (310) 659-9109 Meditaciones a colores Dirigido a seres humanos responsables y enfocados en su crecimiento personal, espiritual y colectivo para crear un mundo de armonía, educación y amor. Días: Miércoles 8-9pm Domingos 11- 12pm Lugar: 2175 The Alameda S. 105 San Jose CA 95126 Informes: (408) 720-9669 Donativo: $5 Christmas in the Park 30 aĖos exhibiendo la navidad 60 exhibiciones y decoraciones animadas y recreativas Días: Hasta el 27 de diciembre 9:00 am hasta medianoche Lugar: Plaza Cesar Chávez Calle Market

Tutankhamun y la Edad de Oro Exhibición majestuosa en el Museo de Young Días: Hasta marzo 2010 Lugar: Museo de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA Info: (415)750-3600 www.tutsanfrancisco.org SCORE Consejeros para los PequeĖos negocios de América Lugar: 84 West Santa Clara St, San Jose Info: www.svscore.org Servicios de Inmigración Organización de San José que ayuda a inmigrantes S.I.R.E.N Lugar: 1425 Koll Circle Suite 109 Teléfono: (408) 453-3003 San Jose, CA 95112

(Entre la 4ta. Y Gish) www.siren-bayarea.org TOLTEKAYOTL: Raíces Indígenas Exhibición a cargo del historiador Luis Gova Día: Martes a sábado De: 10 am a 4pm Hasta enero de 2010 Lugar: San Jose City College 2100 Moorpark (esquina con Bascom) A espaldas de las canchas de Raquetball Taller de las Chacras Explora, identifica, vive los 7 chacras en cada ejercicio Aprenda cómo alinear los chacras Hora: 7:00-9:00 pm Costo: $ 140.00 Informacion: 408 720-9669 Registre su CELULAR Para recibir alertas en caso de emergencia La información se recibe en espaĖol visite www.alertscc.gov Patinaje sobre hielo Días: Hasta 18 de enero 2010 Lugar: Círculo de Palmas (Entre el hotel Fairmont y Museo de Arte de San José) Entrada: $13 (0-12) $15 (13 en adelante) Nuestra Escuelita www.nuestraescuelita.org Ayuda a que sus hijos sigan desarrollando el EspaĖol Lugar: 405 South 10th Street San José CA 95112 Calendar Christmas in the Park Raffle Drawing When: Sunday, December 27, 2009 Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez at 7:00 p.m. Raffle tickets available for sale at Christmas in the Park Information Booth Christmas in the Park When: Until December 27 Where: Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown San Jose Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Wednesdays, February 10th - March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center Info: (408) 298-7657 or visit www.grpg.org San José: Paintings by Wayne Jiang When: Until May 30, 2010 Where: History Park in San Jose Info: www.historysanjose.org or call 408 287 2290. Cultural Disjuncture When: Until January 2, 2010 Where: MACLA San Jose Info: www.maclaarte.com Christmas at Grace When: Christmas Eve Where: Grace Church of Evergreen, 7:00 pm Info: www.gracechurchofevergreen.org Francisco “Pancho” Jimenez, Ceramic Sculptures WHEN: Until January 24, 2010 WHERE: Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View COST: FREE INFO: 650-917-6800, ext. 306, or see www.arts4all.org AZTEC DANCE! When: Every Tuesday From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: MACLA Theater 510 South 51h Street, San Jose Info: (408) 998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org Downtown Ice When: Until Jan. 18 Where: Circle of Palms, off Market Street in Downtown San Jose Info: www.sjdowntown.com or (408) 279-1775 CET Provides Legal Support for Elderly Citizenship Applicants When: January 19, 1:00 pm. January 14, 21 and 26 at 5:30 pm. February 6, 1:00 pm. February 11, and 18 at 5:30 pm Where: 701 Vine St., San Jose Info: (408) 534-5215 Wii Wednesdays December 30, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Where: Vineland Branch Library,

1450 Blossom Hill Rd., Info: (408) 808-3000 City Lights Theater Company of San Jose Presents: Dead Man Walking By Tim Robbins (Based on the book Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean) In partnership with Notre Dame High School When: January 21, 2010 - February 21, 2010 Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm (Jan 31 & Feb 7) Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm (Feb 14 & 21) Where: City Lights Theater Company 529 South Second St. San Jose, CA 95112 Info: (408) 295-4200 or visit us online at www.cltc.org LIL’ REV When: Saturday, January 9, at 8 p.m Where: Sunnyvale Theatre is located at the Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive Info: arts.inSunnyvale.com San Francisco Events: Filmmaker George Kuchar And Mexican Artist Miguel Calderon When: Until JAN 10, 2010 Where: YBCA, Gallery 3, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA. Info: 415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org A Bit of Brazilian Music on Film When: When: Thu, Jan 14, 7:30 pm: Sweet Barbarians (Os Doces Bárbaros) by Jom Tob Azulay Sat, Jan 16, 7:30 & 9:30 pm: Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music by Guto Barra & Béco Dranoff Sat, Jan 23, 7:30 pm: Favela on Blast by Leandro HBL & Wesley Pentz Sun, Jan 24, 4:30 pm: Discovery of Brazil (Descobrimento do Brasil) by Humberto Mauro Info: 415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org When Lives Become Form: Scholar’s Roundtable When: Saturday, Jan 16, 2010: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Where: 701 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94103 - YBCA Large Conference Room Info: 415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org


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LLENO DE CATÁSTROFES Y PROBLEMAS SOCIALES muchas figuras públicas, entre ellos: políticos, artistas, periodistas, religiosos ydeportistas. La cercanía con el 2012 y las predicciones para ese año, hará que muchas personas mejoren su forma de ser y de comportarse con el prójimo, con los animales y con el planeta. Comenzarán a darse alertas verdes en todos los rincones el mundo. Por fin muchos se darán cuenta que la tierra es también un ser viviente que reciente el enorme daño que se le está haciendo, es necesario rescatarla y sobre todo respetarle. En algunos países de África se clamará por ayuda internacional pues se enfrentarán hambrunas y guerrillas esporádicas. España y Portugal harán noticia durante el mundial de fútbol de Sudáfrica 2010. El 2009 dejó a su paso cierta dosis de sufrimiento para la mayo ría, hubieron momentos de dolor que felizmente han quedado en el pasado. El 2010 será el año en el que cada quién será dueño de su propio destino, si decretamos situaciones positivas, si vivimos con optimismo y si actuamos generosamente, el 2010 puede ser un buen año para todos.

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l 2010 será un año bastante agitado desde sus inicios, los temblores, terremotos e inundaciones serán las noticias más frecuentes en los noticieros. Existirán pugnas políticas internas en diversas naciones alrededor del mundo, parece que nadie estará conforme con las decisiones de los gobiernos. La política en Sudamérica se verá salpicada por denuncias y fricciones entre varios países. El 2010 será uno de los años más violentos en cuanto a la temporada ciclónica, habrá un ciclón tras otro, varias naciones se verán afectadas en el Caribe y América Central. El sur de México y el sureste de Estados Unidos, también se verán seriamente afectados. Se esperan inundaciones en naciones asiáticas y sudamericanas. En varios países ocurrirán protestas en contra de los gobiernos y tramas políticas. Seguirán existiendo pugnas entre Venezuela y Colombia, todo creado por las afrentas que inventa el presidente Chávez. Personajes nefastos de la política comenzarán a padecer la decadencia. Entre ellos el tristemente celebre ex-presidente de Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, quien por capricho agónico, le ha causado daño y división a su país. Ya es hora que el Sr. Zelaya, se haga a un lado y permita a su patria vivir en “paz y democracia”.

Otro será Fidel Castro, quien caerá enfermo de gravedad, y hasta es posible que fallezca durante este año 2010, aunque la noticia de su deceso se tratará de ocultar a la población y a los medios de comunicación. La lucha por reestablecer una economía saludable, seguirá siendo la tarea titánica del gobierno de Estados Unidos, a diferencia del 2009, en el 2010 si habrá trabajo, claro, habrá que buscarle y hasta reinventarnos para salir a flote. Brasil y México, los países emergentes de América latina comenzarán a dar señales de gran recuperación. En el futuro cercano se espera que ambas naciones consoliden una más sólida posición económica en el mundo. A los conflictos en Irak y Afganistán aún no se les ve un epílo go, la lucha seguirá en ambos frentes. En cuanto a la tan ansiada reforma migratoria, el gobierno iniciará los pasos necesarios para “una reforma integral y justa”, sin embargo, antes que eso suceda, los agentes de inmigración seguirán con sus pesquisas en contra de los indocumentados. Socialmente el 2010 viene cargado de sorpresas, habrán bodas inesperadas y precipitadas y al mismo tiempo ocurrirán muchos “divorcios abruptos” tanto en el mundo del espectáculo como en la población en general. Saldrán a la luz secretos y escándalos de

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¿Cómo evitar contaminarse en días de fiestas?

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antener limpias las manos y las superficies donde se preparan los alimentos:

* Lávese siempre las manos con agua tibia y jabón antes y después que maneja los alimentos crudos. * Limpie a fondo todas las superficies, utensilios y platos con agua caliente y jabón antes y después de cada uso. Los alimentos se deben de mantener separados para que no se contaminen: * Lave las frutas y los vegetales con agua en fregaderos limpios y siempre manténgalos lejos de las carnes crudas, las aves de corral, los huevos, los pescados y de cualquier otro producto crudo de animal. * Al probar la comida, sírvase una pequeña cantidad en un plato pequeño y pruébela con una cuchara limpia. Cuando termine de probar, retire el plato y la cuchara del área y limpie el área. Refrigere los alimentos: * Refrigere o congele la carne, las aves de corral y los mariscos inmediatamente después de comprarlos. Los artículos perecederos como los huevos, los jugos de fruta fresca y las frutas y los vegetales que vienen empaquetados, incluyendo las ensaladas, se deben almacenar bajo refrigeración. * Preste atención a las fechas de expiración o la fecha en el sello “use antes de” antes de consumir estos productos. * Descongele la carne, las aves de corral y los mariscos congelados dentro del refrigerador en su envoltura original. Descongelar un pavo de tamaño mediano de este modo puede tomar dos a cuatro días. Si el tiempo no permite un deshielo gradual, coloque el pavo congelado en una envoltura hermética y sumérjalo en agua fría — no tibia ni caliente - hasta que la carne esté flexible. Cambie el agua cada media hora. El pavo también se puede descongelar en el microondas, pero debe ser cocinado inmediatamente. Cocinar los alimentos a temperaturas apropiadas: * Lave las aves de corral y los mariscos a fondo en agua fría antes de cocinarlos. * Siempre utilice un termómetro para carnes para asegurarse de que la carne estébien cocinada. El pavo se debe colocar inmediatamente en un horno precalentado no más bajo que 325 grados Fahrenheit. El pavo y otras aves de corral incluyendo la carne molida se deben cocinar a una temperatura interna de 165 grados Fahrenheit para matar a los patógenos que pueden estar presentes. Para medir exactamente la temperatura, inserte un termómetro en la parte más gruesa del muslo del pavo, pero no junto al hueso. La carne del pavo se cocina a fondo cuando el empalme de la cadera se mueve fácilmente y los jugos corren claramente - no color de rosa. El relleno se debe cocinar por separado y calentar a una temperatura interna de 165 grados Fahrenheit. Los filetes, los asados y las chuletas de carne de res, de ternero y de

cordero, se deben cocinar por lo menos a 145 grados Fahrenheit. La carne molida de res, de ternero y de cordero, se deben cocinar por lo menos a 160 grados Fahrenheit. El cerdo se debe cocinar a una temperatura interna mínima de 160 grados Fahrenheit. La carne rellena, las aves de corral y los pescados y cualquier alimento relleno de pescado, carne o aves de corral, se deben calentar a una temperatura interna mínima de 165 grados Fahrenheit. Los huevos y los alimentos que contienen los huevos crudos se deben cocinar a una temperatura interna mínima de 145 grados Fahrenheit. * Cuando las sobras se comen calientes, deben ser calentadas por lo menos a 165 grados Fahrenheit o hasta que estén totalmente caliente y pueda ver el vapor de la comida. * El tiempo requerido en los microondas pueden variar porque estas maquinas varían en energía y eficacia. No se recomienda cocinar el pavo en un microondas. Los alimentos cocinados o recalentados en microondas se deben revolver de vez en cuando para asegurar de que todas las partes del alimento estén caliente a fondo. Refrigere las sobras: * El pavo se debe refrigerar una de dos maneras: En el plazo de dos horas después de cocinarlo; o después de cocinarlo, debe ser deshuesado, rebanado en pedazos de no más de 2 pulgadas de grueso y ser refrigerado en envases poco profundos. Almacene la carne, el relleno y el caldo en envases separados en el refrigerador o el congelador. * No coma la carne de sobra que se ha refrigerado por más de cuatro días o el relleno ni la salsa hecha con el jugo de la carne asada refrigerados por más de dos días. Si está envuelta correctamente, la carne de sobra puede ser consumida con seguridad después de estar congelada por uno a tres meses. Fuentes de información sobre la seguridad de alimentos incluyen la línea directa de la Administración Federal de Drogas y Alimentos (888) SAFE FOOD y la línea directa al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (800) 535-4555 o www.fsis.usda.gov. Los consumidores también pueden tener acceso a “La Lucha BAC,” el sitio Web de la Sociedad Nacional para la Educación de Seguridad Alimentaria: http://www.fightbac.org/. www.cdph.ca.gov

Low Health Literacy Costs Everyone (NAPSA)-A seismic shift in the health care industry is placing more responsibility on consumers than ever before to take charge of their health and make educated decisions about their care. Although this shift benefits consumers in many ways, it has also revealed an increasing number of Americans who have limited health literacy, meaning they lack the ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. With consumerism set to continue transforming the health industry, it is critical that the barriers preventing consumers from adopting healthy behaviors are removed. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, nearly half of the U.S. population has low health literacy, which means that approximately

90 million Americans are unable to effectively read, understand and act on medical information. There is a discrepancy when the majority of health information literature is written at the 10th grade level and the average reading literacy grade level is only 6th grade for adults ages 25 to 65. This and other gaps in health literacy result in a staggering $7,500 per person in health care expenditures annually, according to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication. The economic consequences of limited health literacy for the U.S. health care system are considerable as well, costing an estimated $50 to $73 billion per year due to factors such as medication errors, longer or unnecessary hospital stays, increased use of emergency departments and an overall higher level of illness.

Patients who have difficulty reading and understanding verbal and written medical instructions experience increased medication errors, reduced overall health and increased use of health services and resources. In addition, consumers with limited health literacy have trouble: • Filling out health and enrollment forms; • Explaining health conditions to physicians and providers; • Finding appropriate and cost-effective providers and services; • Using online resources; • Managing ongoing health conditions and making the connection between their health and behavior (e.g., smoking can lead to lung cancer and heart disease). While consumers do not look to their doctors

to increase their day-to-day literacy, they should certainly feel empowered to ask them to support it by communicating in easy-to-understand language, creating and using consumer-friendly written materials, and verifying that they understand the information being presented to them. Health insurance companies are also working to help combat health illiteracy. For example, after research recently revealed that women make 85 percent of the health care decisions for their families, UnitedHealthcare launched www.uhc.com/source4women, a first-of-its-kind Web site designed to equip women with simple yet comprehensive health information, as well as to offer tools and checklists that help women manage their health and that of their families.


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Best and/or Worst of 2009 By Cinthia Rodriguez - El Observador

Worst

Best

Inauguration of the first black president Opening of Mayfair Community Center Teatro Vision’s 25th year Anniversary Union Rocker launches Internet radio Panda’s first US tour Closing of Guantanamo Bay prison Alex Rodriguez admits to using performance enhancers Arch honoring Cesar Chavez

Release of “Mexicans in San Jose” New Mexico abolished death penalty Sonia Sotomayor - nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Olympics

The following have been discontinued: Circuit City Max Factor Make-up Microsoft Encarta Saab Saturn Pontia Kodachrome

Celebrity Deaths: Ricardo Montalban Pedro Infante Jr. Bea Arthur Manuel Saval Farrah Fawcett Michael Jackson Walter Cronkite Les Paul Edward Kennedy Mercedes Sosa B rittany Murphy

Recession H1N1 The upcoming closure of Pala Middle School Foreclosures Increase of tuition for UC and CSU schools The Gosselins Discussions of Sarah Palin’s resignation South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s affair White House party crashers Unemployment hit double digits The 30,000 additional American troops sent to Afghanistan The Tiger Woods Scandal

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Rossana Nájera podría reiniciar noviazgo con Cuauhtémoc

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éxico, (Notimex).- La actriz Rossana Nájera admitió que podría reiniciar su noviazgo con el futbolista mexicano Cuauhtémoc Blanco, pues todavía existe amor entre ellos y ahora no tiene nada que perdonarle. “Estoy feliz y muy contenta, pero igual que hace meses: sola y tranquila. No sé (si habría una reconciliación), tal vez, ya que ahora no tengo nada que perdonarle, al contrario, siempre lo dije y lo repito, nos queremos mucho y terminamos por una cuestión de distancia”, comentó Nájera. Sin embargo, ahora que el astro del balompié radicará en México por una temporada, dijo: “La vida dirá, yo empiezo novela (“La loba”) y me absorberá el tiempo, creo que la vida se opone a que estemos juntos, pero me siento feliz”. Aunque renuente al principio para hablar con la prensa sobre el reciente incidente con un “paparazzi”, quien los captó a la entrada del departamento de la actriz, Nájera accedió a explicar.

Sherlock Holmes

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éxico, (Notimex).- Los cantautores Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer reconocen en la figura y creatividad de Joan Sebastian al productor y compositor más importante de México, por lo que ambos desean invitarlo a ser parte del nuevo

disco de ella. Lo anterior lo señalaron en entrevista, tras su tardía llegada a un conocido casino ubicado en Insurgentes sur, en esta capital, donde ofrecieron un concierto con motivo de la primera posada navideña.

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herlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned “consulting detective” is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted...and just the challenge he’s looking for. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood—who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces—warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood’s plans. And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot. Racing to stop Blackwood’s deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon...but where a good right hook will often do the job.


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iami, (Notimex).La cantante Paulina Rubio dijo que el próximo año hará una pausa en su carrera para ser madre y comenzar una familia con su esposo Nicolás VallejoNágera, con quien desea tener cuatro hijos. Rubio, quien concluye 2009 con su álbum “Gran city pop”, dijo que tomará un descanso cuando vaya a tener a su primer bebé, probablemente en una isla en la que pueda componer canciones. “Como llevo muchísimos años haciendo canciones y conciertos, también tengo la oportunidad de poderme guardar en algún momento en una isla y descansar para componer canciones”, dijo la intérprete.

Christina Aguilera prepara su nuevo álbum

Penélope Cruz recibe dos nominaciones a los Premios SAG

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os Angeles, (Notimex).- La española Penélope Cruz se unió a un tropel de actrices y actores que recibieron dos nominaciones a la 16 entrega anual de los Premios del Sindicato de Actores de la Pantalla (SAG, por sus siglas en inglés), anunciadas por esta organización. Cruz, quien hace unos meses ganó el Oscar a Mejor Actriz, ahora fue postulada en la categoría de Mejor Actriz Secundaria por el musical “Nine” y en Mejor Elenco por la misma produc-

ción en la que actúa y canta. Los ganadores de los galardones a la 16 entrega anual, cuyas nominaciones fueron anunciadas hoy en West Hollywood y que otorga el órgano más grande de actores, con más de 100 mil miembros, serán revelados en una ceremonia de gala, el 23 de enero próximo en el auditorio Shrine.

éxico, (Notimex).- La cantante estadounidense ChristinaAguilera a sus 29 años prepara su nuevo álbum que saldrá en 2010. La joven cantante trabaja en un nuevo álbum que saldrá en 2010 bajo la producción de Tricky Stewart, quien dijo: “Trabajar con Christina es un poco diferente, porque la música de ella requiere que usted no la haya escuchado antes. Aguilera se fotografió entre la mujeres más sexies como Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen, Brooke Shields, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jessica Simpson, Pamela Anderson, Mariah Carey, Heidi Klum, Broke shields, Anne Hathaway, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan y Carmen Electra, entre otras.


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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531420 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: El Mercadito, 3054 Alum Rock Ave Suite A, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Maria Elena S. Cisneros, 166 Revey Ave #4, San Jose, CA 95128, Maria Eugenia S. Cisneros, 2217 Manhathan Way, Modesto, CA 95358. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.)

Kannappan, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman to Shanmugam Raman, b. Kanaga Kannappan to Kanaga Shanmugam 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 02/09/2010 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.

Maria Elena S. Cisneros Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/24/2009

Dec. 02, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532107 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Altos Real Estate, 10795 Penisular Ave, Cupertino, Ca 95014, Santa Clara Co. Harrison Spear, INC., 10795 Peninsular Ave, San Jose, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Harrison Spear INC. Stephen A. Elich/President Dec. 25; Jan. 1, 8, 15, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/17/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Acoka Haryanto, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Acoka Haryanto, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Acoka Haryanto to Harry Acoka Haryanto 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 03/02/2010 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. 18, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 25; Jan. 01, 08, 15, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159526 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bianca Marie Fregona, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Bianca Marie Fregona, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bianca Marie Fregona to Betty Mary Freeman 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 02/23/2010 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. 17, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 25; Jan. 01, 08, 15, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158557 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman, Kanaga Kannappan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman, Kanaga

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531363 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Medina’s Kitchen, 911 A East Duane Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Elena Chacon, 648 Lakewood Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Elena Chacon Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/23/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531937 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Rio Adobe, 10525 S De Anza Blvd #100, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Sage Management Group Inc., 10525 S De Anza Blvd #100, Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Sage Mangement Group Inc James Cargill/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531938 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: House Family Winery, 13340 Old Oak Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Old Oak Vineyard Inc., 13340 Old Oak Way, 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 hereon. “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.) Old Oak Vineyard Inc David House/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531957 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Super Fashion, 3321 Cortese Cir., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Saul Sepulveda Flores, 3321 Cortese Cir., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Saul Sepulveda Flores Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009


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www.el-observador.com | DEC 25 - 31, 2009 | 19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531621 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: G7 Communication, 5689 Paglia Ct., San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. Martin Lee, 5689 Paglia Ct., San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Martin Lee Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/02/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532027 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: New Laurel’s Delights, 333 West Santa Clara, 3rd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Billie Tan Uy, 1230 Mayberry Lane, San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Billie Tan Uy Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531919 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Global Business Consulters, 1494 La Boheme St., San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Alejandro Rios D, 1494 La Boheme St, San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Alejandro Rios D. Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/10/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531874 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Club Caribe, Caribe Night Club, Mundo International Promotions, 1001 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. La Cumbre Enterprises Inc., 1001 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in January 1996. “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.) La Cumbre Enterprises Inc. Ari Avanessian/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/09/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531312 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Realty World Cal Coast & Associates, 17295 Monterey Rd. Ste. #1, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Yamin M. Rodriguez, 17295 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This busi-

ness is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/12/05. “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.) Yazmin M. Rodriguez Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531313 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Yazmin Realty, 17295 Monterey Rd. Ste. #1, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Yamin M. Rodriguez, 17295 Monterey Rd. 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 hereon. “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.) Yazmin M. Rodriguez Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531928 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Knox Bookkeeping, 1041 Clifford Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Christina Knox, 1041 Clifford Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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 Knox Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159167 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Magdi Alexander Masry, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Magdi Alezander Masry, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Magdi Alexander Masry to Christopher Alexander Koeper 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 02/23/2010 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. 11, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159266 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nadezda Malenko, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Nadezda Malenko, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nadezda Malenko to Nadya Malenko 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 02/23/2010 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. 14, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159277 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daljit Singh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Daljit Singh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daljit Singh to Daljit Sign Purewal 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 02/16/2010 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. 14, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159422 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Deepika Sebastian, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Deepika Sebastian, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shreya Kakulavarapu to Shreya Kakulavarapu Sebastian 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 02/23/2010 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. 15, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 531362 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. Medina’s Catering, 911 “A” Duane, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. Filed in Santa Clara County on 08/24/09. under file no. 528128. Maria Medina, 710 Nido Dr Apt 24, Campbell, CA 95008. 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.) Maria Medina Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/03/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 525695 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Kim’s Nails Spa, 16555 De Anza Blvd, Cupertino CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Kim Anh Le. 1814 Sageland Dr., San Jose, CA 95131, Kim Dung Le, 269 N Temple Dr. Milipitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/15/09. “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.) Kim Anh Le June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/19/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531694 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Value Carpet Cleaning , LLC., 12 South First Street Suite 501, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Value Carpet Cleaning, LLC., 12 South First Street, Suite 501, San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Value Carpet Cleaning LLC Martin Lazo Cuevas/Manager Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/04/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531747 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: HRAC Quality Services, 2186 El Capitan Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Marisol Necochea, 2186 El Capitan Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santos A Vega, 2094 Royal Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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 Necochea Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531465 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Your ‘Cessories, 5230 War Wagon Court, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Pauline C Behlen, 5230 War wagon Ct., San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 7/16/1999. “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.) Pauline C Behlen Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/25/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531756 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Styles-4-U, 925 Blossom Hill Rd., #U7, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Ayesha A Bina, 2428 Hilltop Mall Rd., Richmond, CA 94806, Mo-

hammed Khan, 2428 Hilltop Mall Rd., Richmond, CA 94806. This business is conducted by a husband and wife registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/01/09. “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.) Mohammed Khan Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531779 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Silvias’s Decorations, 280 S 22nd St, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Silvia Zamora, 280 S 22nd St., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 4/01/96. “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.) Silvia Zamora Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/08/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531733 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Value Transportation, 157 Banana Grove Ln., San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Raul Marin, 157 Banana Ln., San Jose, CA 95123. This busines is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Raul Marin Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531757 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Seven Oceans Marketing, 11647 Cedar Spring Ct,. Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Yu C Liaw, 11647 Cedar Spring Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014. This busines is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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.) Yi Fan Chen Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 1, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158787 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kim Thanh Thi Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Kim Thanh Thi Tran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kim Thanh Thi Tran to Janet K. T. Tran 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 02/16/2010 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. 07, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 01, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158697 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Tang, Mei Yan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Yu Tang, Mei Yan, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yijia Tang to Lynda Yijia Tang 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 02/09/2010 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. 04, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 11, 18, 25; Jan. 01, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531307 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Pets 4 U, 1686 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara Co. Lindy Ngo Ledang, 1363 Old Park Place, San Jose, CA 95133. 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.) Lindy Ngo Ledang Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/09 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531076 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Fusion Café, 457 E San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Pink Angel Enterprise LLC, 747 Talbot Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. 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.) Pink Angel Enterprise LLC Cindy Phan/Manager Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/09 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 530907 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Ananya, Ananya Systems, 15732 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. Brigit Ananya, 20725 Locust Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95033. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 01/01/2000. “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.) Brigit Ananya Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009

This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/09 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531265 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Precision Auto Repair, 1256 E Julian St., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Mario Mateos Martinez, 2219 Pacina Dr., 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 08/08. “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.) Mario Mateos Martinez Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/19/09 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531264 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Mateos Registration, 1170 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Mario Mateos Martinez, 2219 Pacina Dr., San Jose, CA 95116. 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.) Mario Mateos Martinez Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/19/09 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531055 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sea Abduance, 3430 Fowler Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Siva Kumar Sukumaran, 3430 Fowler, Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on 11/13/09. “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.) Siva Kumar Sukumaran Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/09

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158436 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: David, Albert Nobal and Michael Thobias Navamani, Sahaya Celarin, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners David, Albert Nobal and Michael Thobias Navamani, Sahaya Celarin, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David, Albert Nobal to Nobal, Albert David, b. Michael Thobias Navamani, Sahaya Celarin to Nobal, Celarin Sahaya, c. Albert Nobal, Tom Cruz to Nobal, Tom Cruz, d. Celarin, Tanya Vargees to Nobal, Tanya Vargees 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 02/09/2010 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. 01, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158447 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Marquez Lizarburu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Willam Marqueaz Lizarburu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Guillermo Marquez Lizarzaburu to William Marquez Lizarburu 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 01/26/2010 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. 01, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158361

AMMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV154169

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nataliya Cayer, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Nataliya Cayer, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nataliya Cayer to Natalie Cayer 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 02/09/2010 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.

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Justin Allen Hernandez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Justin Allen Hernandez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Justin Allen Hernandez to Justin Allen Menchaca, 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 02/09/2010 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.

Nov. 30, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009

Dec. 01, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009


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