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VOLUME 31 NUMBER 9 FEB 26 - MAR 4 , 2010 www.el-observador.com

¿CENSO? ¿Cuántos se van a contar?

CENSUS? How Many Will Be Counted?


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OPINION

Nueva ley de tarjetas de crédito protege al consumidor De cualquier forma hay que usar el crédito con prudencia mil dólares en sus tarjetas. Y uno de cinco deudores paga más del 20 ciento de interés. El Gobierno destaca alguno de los elementos más importantes de las nuevas leyes y te ofrece algunos recursos para ayudarte a navegar el mundo del crédito. 12 meses sin aumentos de interés

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Las nuevas leyes (en inglés), que entraron en vigencia el 22 febrero de 2010, dicen que las compañías de tarjetas de crédito no pueden aumentar los intereses durante los primeros 12 meses después de abrir una cuenta, con las si guientes excepciones: * Si la tarjeta tiene un interés variable * Si te atrasas más de 60 días en pagar tu factura * Si no cumples con un convenio de pago con el prestamista Además, si una compañía te ofrece un interés introductorio, éste debe permanecer vigente por un mínimo de seis meses. Al cumplirse ese plazo, el interés podrá subir al nivel que acordaste con la empresa al firmar el contrato. La Reserva Federal ofrece una serie de recomendaciones básicas a portadores de tarjetas de crédito que abarca los beneficios de pagar a tiempo, pagar más del mínimo y estar al pen diente de cualquier modificación al contrato. Avisos sobre aumentos de interés Un elemento importante de las nuevas leyes es que las compañías de crédito deben avisarte 45 días antes de aumentar los intereses, cambiar algunas tarifas o realizar cambios importantes al contrato. Si el acreedor (compañía que te da el crédito) decide realizar cambios al contrato, debe darte la opción de cancelar la tarjeta. Pero ojo: si cancelas la tarjeta la compañía podría cerrar tu cuenta y aumentar el pago mensual. La compañía no está obligada a mandarte un aviso de 45 días si: * Tienes un interés variable * Venció el plazo del interés introductorio y subió a un nivel ya preestablecido * No cumpliste con el convenio de pago con el acreedor Muchas personas utilizan las tarjetas de crédito para establecer o mejorar su historial de crédito. La Reserva Federal ofrece una serie de consejos para mejorar tu puntaje de crédito , incluyendo información sobre cómo funciona el sistema de crédito.

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ste mes entra en vigencia una ley que ofrece mayores protecciones a los portadores de tarjetas de crédito. Pero esto no quiere decir que los consumidores deben bajar la guardia. Pedir crédito puede salir caro. Casi la mitad de los estadounidenses deben un promedio de $7

Más transparencia en las facturas Las facturas ahora incluirán información sobre cuánto tiempo tardarás en pagar tu deuda si solamente pagas el mínimo. También te dirán cuánto necesitas pagar mensualmente para elimi nar tu deuda en tres años. Pero no tienes que esperar tu factura para hacer tus cálculos. Usa la calculadora de la Reserva Federal para averiguar cuánto tiempo te tomará pagar tu tarjeta en base a un determinado interés. Si te pasas del límite de crédito Si deseas que se aprueben las transacciones que van más allá de tu límite de crédito, tendrás que notificar a tu acreedor por adelantado. De lo contrario dichas transacciones serán rechazadas. Esto es para evitar que las compañías de tarjetas de crédito cobren tarifas especiales a los consumi dores que exceden su línea de crédito. Si estás cerca del límite de tu crédito, puede que necesites ayuda administrando tus deudas. La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ofrece información sobre cómo elegir un asesor de crédito que pueda ayudarte con tus deudas. Para aprender más sobre este tema visita GobiernoUSA.gov , el portal oficial del Gobier no de los Estados Unidos en español y parte de la Administración de Servicios Generales (GSA) de EE. UU. Recibe más detalles y alertas sobre éste y otros temas de tu interés por e-mail o RSS o conéctate con el Gobierno a través de Facebook, Twitter y otros medios. Contacta al Gobierno de manera confidencial por e-mail, correo o teléfono. Los enlaces incluidos en estos artículos conectan a sitios web cuyo contenido puede ser modificado o eliminado y está fuera del control de GobiernoUSA.gov. Estos artículos están en el dominio público y pueden reproducirse en periódicos, revistas, blogs, sitios web u otros canales de difusión sin autorización previa.


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OPINION

21 de marzo Por Rafael Prieto Zartha America's Voice

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espués de haber permanecido aislado y prácticamente sepultado por la nieve que no paraba de caer en Washington, tengo la esperanza de que el clima cambie, sea más benigno, y para finales de marzo los cerezos que pueblan las avenidas de la capital florezcan. Y es que faltan dos tres semanas para el domingo 21 de marzo, una fecha definitiva en el persistente objetivo de lograr una reforma migratoria integral en 2010. Para ese día se ha programado la Marcha Por América, una manifestación en el corazón del Distrito de Columbia con el fin de presionar a los ocupantes del Capitolio y la Casa Blanca para que actúen en una legislación que legalice a los indocumentados y provea seguridad en las fronteras. En esa fecha se necesita que reine la misma atmósfera de entusiasmo que acompañaba al líder Cesar Chávez en su saga andariega por los campos del país, cuando para reclamar derechos se rasgaban las guitarras y las voces de los activistas entonaban el estribillo "de colores se visten las flores en la primavera". O que se reviva el ambiente de júbilo de la primavera de 2006 cuando el país entero presenció el desfile interminable de camisetas blancas y el grito de "Sí Se Puede" de los inmigrantes que pedían la abrogación del proyecto de ley Sesenbrenner que criminalizaba a los indocumentados, incluyendo a los menores de edad. El movimiento popular enterró la propuesta del congresista de Wisconsin, pero la causa de los inmigrantes sigue siendo una asignatura pendiente para los políticos de Washington. Hasta ahora a los legisladores les ha faltado la valentía requerida para componer el ineficaz sistema migratorio actual y como los avestruces han evadido resolver un problema que mantiene en vilo a 12 millones de personas que carecen de estatus y permanecen en el limbo. El escenario de la manifestación será la zona de monumentos de la capital, donde el mártir de los derechos civiles Martin Luther King pronunció hace casi 47 años su inolvidable discurso "Yo tengo

un Sueño" durante una manifestación que se llamó Marcha por los Trabajos y la Liber tad. Ahora, medio siglo después, se busca aliviar la pesadilla de un sector de la sociedad al que se ha arrinconado y algunos pretenden despojarlo de cualquier derecho, de cualquier opción. Una muestra de los alcances de la visión anti inmigrante fue la presentación la semana pasada en la Cámara de Representantes del proyecto de ley del congresista californiano Gary Miller que pretende despojar de la ciudadanía a los hijos de indocumentados nacidos en territorio estadounidense. La propuesta viola la enmienda décimo cuarta de la Constitución y el principio de nacionalidad por territorio, pero no deja de ser uno de los antojos de los que detestan a los indocumentados. No en balde el proyecto fue bautizado con el nombre en inglés de "leave" que en español tiene un tono de traducción a "lárguense" ustedes y sus vástagos. En el ámbito de la comunidad latina, para nadie es un secreto que la vida de los inmigrantes se ha invadido de afugias por las medidas federales que han disparado los arrestos y las deportaciones, y por las iniciativas locales que buscan cerrarles el camino y aburrirlos para que se vayan. De acuerdo con un informe del Centro de Política de Inmigración (IPC), durante el último lustro se han debatido en el país alrededor de 1,500 proyectos destinados a castigar la presencia de indocumentados en ciudades y condados de 35 estados. El mismo reporte recuerda que el Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) busca a medio millón de indocumentados que tienen órdenes de deportación y que la mayoría de quienes han sido expulsados por los diversos programas de la agencia federal han sido personas sin antecedentes criminales. Más que nunca es urgente que expresemos nuestro dolor en las calles y quienes somos votantes le digamos a los promeseros que es hora de que cumplan su pa labra. Rafael Prieto Zartha es Asesor de Medios de Comunicación en Español para America's Voice

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City Of San Jose Budget Issues By Hilbert Morales - El Observador

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t seems that what is most required by elected officials is the patience and restraints needed to cope effectively with the natural urge to keep proposing public policy which requires more than the tax and fee revenues realized. This is a very complicated mosaic of related issues which have not been faced realistically. Mayor Chuck Reed, who is highly regarded by many constituents, wants to deal with the people's business in a transparent manner so the public has every opportunity to review and comment as appropriate. This required the realistic presentation made through the State of the City report, which projects the $100 million budget deficit accumulated by spending more than the tax revenues being realized. To balance the city's budget, a high level of restraint in spending must occur that begins in Sacramento. For several years, Sacramento has not contained nor reduced program spending. Rather it has dipped into the budgets of cities and counties to redirect revenues from local budgetary needs to the ones the Governor and Assembly deem more essential. The California State budget must stop raiding our local budgets. Its elected officials must do what is responsible and accountable. They must reduce the state budgetary needs. They must examine all current operations with an eye to detecting and eliminating low priority budget items, inefficiency, and shut down operations no longer needed. The State of California must learn to live within its own tax revenues without looking towards Washington, D.C. for federal bail-out monies. The federal government has its own massive deficit challenges. Since the major costs of providing local government services are the salaries related to personnel staffing, no one should be surprised to hear that one way to balance the San Jose civic budget is to ask everyone to consider a choice: Accept a 15% wage & benefits reduction or have 525 colleagues laid off. An approach that needs to be explored is that of sharing the work that needs to be done. Retain the full work force, but reduce the workweek to 32 hours (four days) and spread the work to be done around with the help of the union officials so that, while an employee may see personal income reduced, the greater good is faced. More employees get to stay on the job and the available wages budgeted get distributed to the benefit of as many as possible. This approach would require that the major union officials agree to modification or suspension of existing union contracts. A larger retained 'on the job' labor force would help keep overtime hours

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down towards the minimum possible while retaining a higher level of union members who remain employed. As Mayor Reed pointed out, San Jose is a great place to live. The city has good schools in safe neighborhoods, reasonable roads, expressways, and freeways, and the existence of 'clean industries'. It is appropriate to encourage 'Green Industries' to develop here and become permanent employers. It is essential that San Jose improve its ability to develop and retain sustainable industrial enterprises here. While the process of issuing permits and licenses may be improved, what is very essential is the development of a labor force that meets the needs of local industry. Our youth, especially Latino youth, need to become aware that the era of entitlements is moving towards creation of a competitive opportunity environment, which favors those who prepare themselves to be productive, innovative, and reliable. It is essential that the members of the future work force be able to communicate in English because business, technology, science and our government use that language. Each ethnic group has the right to retain its own mother language, its related culture and the value system that permits one to have an ethnic identity. But do not expect the mainstream socio-economic forces to provide any entitlements. As resident constituents you may expect civic services to not be as available as in those times when the local economy was vibrantly active. As city employees, you must recognize that the tax revenues realized are not sufficient to meet the ideal union contract aspirations. In good faith, and with the commonweal of all in mind, commit to focused full communication to achieve the best balance of resource usage that permit us all to keep on keeping on. This recession economy will end. We can help it end by believing in the changes that are possible and required. Keep in mind that our labor, goods and services produced here must be competitive on a global scale. We must all be committed to continuing to build the foundation for our future, especially to the benefit of our children and grandchildren. They deserve no less. What Mayor Chuck Reed communicated in his State of The City of San Jose presentation during the 2010 Community Breakfast was realistic. With transparent government and a continued effort delivered in a spirit of good will, we will achieve what we believe. Essential changes are happening day by day.

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Affordable Housing for Seniors

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hese difficult economic times have left many people wondering how they will be able to pay for rent. Some of these individuals are senior citizens; many are retired and have limited resources. In response to the housing needs of senior citizens, the County of Santa Clara, City of San Jose, ROEM Development Corporation, and the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, have spent the past five years developing the Corde Terra Senior apartments in San Jose. The City of San Jose Housing Department provided the funding for the project.

“This project was made possible by the people in this community,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa (District 2). “The community was crying out for more affordable housing.”

“We are very happy to be a part and fund this project because we are going through some difficult times and need to help each other,” said Kristen Clements, Manager of Project Development for the City of San Jose Housing Department. “This is also a good example of how affordable housing can help our economy.” The total cost of the project is $47 million with Alliant Capital, Ltd, (Alliant) and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) providing more than $16.5 million in Low-income Housing Tax Credit equity for the development of the apartment. ROEM Corporation developed the four-story; wood framed building that is constructed on a concrete podium above a single story parking. The Italian influenced design has an articulated façade with stucco exterior, tile roofs, patios and balconies with trellises. The building is a simple squareshape layout with interior corridors. There is a se-

cured courtyard providing residents access to outdoor common space in the center of the building. “It took a lot of work to make this happen,” said Robert Emami, President of ROEM Corporation. “But we kept going at it because this was a necessary project to complete. Now we have about 1,200 resident of several backgrounds living here.” The Corde Terra Senior apartments are located at 2555 Corde Terra Circle approximately three miles south of downtown San Jose between the 101 and 87 freeways on Tully Road. It is a convenient location that links residents to area jobs, services and amenities. The development is also close to a park, health clinic, school, public transportation and a fire station and will include a community room with a library and a fitness center. There will also be computer, English and fitness classes. For more information visit www.roemcorp.com.


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COMMUNITY

Water District Board Approves Recycled Water Expansion SAN JOSE

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n Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors approved two agreements with the City of San Jose to build a new advanced water treatment facility that will produce highly purified recycled water and strengthen the integrated management of recycled water. The new facility will divert a portion of the treated water from the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant, and use advanced treatment methods to produce up to 8 million gallons per day of highly purified water, of near-distilled water quality, which will be blended into existing recycled water flows providing for more uses. Currently, the South Bay Water Recycling produces around 10 million gallons per day of recycled water for irrigation and industrial uses. The new blended water would improve the overall quality, reducing the amount of salts, minerals and organics present in the current recycled water supply. The blended recycled water can be used to irrigate a wider variety of landscapes, especially in poorly draining soils and is expected to attract new industrial customers for recycled water who will find that the improved water quality can reduce cooling and manufacturing costs. The new facility would use three technologies to produce near-distilled quality water: microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection. The facility will be designed to allow for potential expansion in the future. While this project is being built for non-potable uses in irrigation and industry, the same technology is being used worldwide to produce highly purified

The blended recycled water can be used to irrigate a wider variety of landscapes, especially in poorly draining soils and is expected to attract new industrial customers for recycled water who will find that the improved water quality can reduce cooling and manufacturing costs. water for drinking. $30 million from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, $8.25 million in federal stimulus funds, $3 million in state funding, and $11 million from the City of San Jose would fund the design and construction. Currently, recycled water meets nearly 5 percent of Santa Clara County's water demands. Recycled water is increasingly used in place of drinking water in irrigation and industry. As a water supply option for these uses, it is a reliable local source, which benefits the local economy and the environment by reducing freshwater discharge to the Bay, protecting sensitive salt marsh habitat. "I'm encouraged that we are able to forge a new partnership with San Jose that will help meet our water needs for tomorrow while creating jobs today," said water district board chair Richard Santos. "This facility is worthy of the water district's strong support." The new facility would be owned by the water district, and built on lands owned by the City of San Jose, adjacent to the existing wastewater treatment facility. The first agreement approved by the water district provides a forty-year lease agreement for the five-acre parcel of land needed for the facility.

The second agreement integrates the recycled water programs of the City of San Jose and the water district. Once approved by the city council, the entities will jointly make decisions on expansions of the recycled water system, collaborate on studies and outreach, and have the ability to leverage each other's infrastructure for mutually beneficial purposes. The San Jose City Council is expected to consider the agreements on March 2. If the agreements are approved by both entities, construction could start in the fall of 2010 and be completed by the summer of 2012.

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EDUCATION

Bring the Olympics to the Classroom By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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eaching and motivating young students to learn about math and science can sometimes be very difficult to do. That is why the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) has created a software portal called Lessonopoly.org, which makes it easier to inspire young students to learn more about these subjects. Many of the new lessons posted on the Lessonopoly Web site coincide with the Winter Olympics being held this year. On February 18, the SVEF invited California State Superintendent Jack O'Connell to Luther Burbank School in San Jose to showcase what Lessonopoly has accomplished in two years. "Lessonopoly was launched to inform the community on a new approach of learning," O'Connell said. "These programs were designed to educate 6th to 9th graders, to teach them about concepts like vertical velocity, friction, and angular momentums. These are all concepts that are being used at the Winter Olympics." O'Connell added that he would work on promoting the Web site to other schools throughout the state. "This Web site is a great example of how learning can be fun for students," O'Connell said. Becki Cohn-Vargas, Superintendent- Principal at Luther Burbank School, said that the way she learned about Lessonopoly was through an email she received from the SVEF. "I then forwarded the email to the school's teachers and asked for their input," Cohn-Vargas said. "The response was overwhelmingly positive. Many of the teachers said they were excited about the videos that were part of the lesson plans." One of teachers at Luther Burbank that was using Lessonopoly was Eli Segura, who was using the physics and math of the ski jump, a lesson he and fellow teachers developed on Lessonopoly.

"Lessonopoly helps my students understand some of the concepts behind skiing and the ski jump," Segura said. "The students will have a basic understanding of the games by applying knowledge to relative life experiences." Segura brought his own skies to demonstrate to the students exactly what he was talking about. "Some of these kids have never had a chance to actually see snow, much less skies," Segura said. "I wanted these kids to touch and feel the skies so that they knew exactly what it was that I was

teaching them." He believes that the lessons in math and physics using Lessonopoly will help his students pass their end of the year test in these subjects. The SVEF focuses on raising student performance in the areas of math, science and English, while supporting the arts across all 33 Santa Clara County pre-k - 12 school districts. For more information visit www.svefoundation.org.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Fun Center By Cinthia Rodriguez – El Observador he Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) received a Fun Center on behalf of Colgate-Palmolve, Mi Pueblo Food Center, and Starlight Children’s Foundation. The Fun Center features a Nintendo Wii with 40 different games, DVD player and a Sharp Aquos LCD TV, for all of the pediatric patients to enjoy. The Fun Center can be easily placed on the side of a young patient’s bed or anywhere in a hospital setting. They are ideal for hospitalized children waiting in the emergency room or fighting loneliness after visiting hours have ended. “We are truly grateful to Colgate-Palmolive and Mi Pueblo Food Center for this generous gift to the hospital,” said Teresa Olson, Child Life Specialist. The medical staff of the SCVMC Pediatrics Department understands the special needs of the sick or injured children, but they don’t always have the resources. The department has the technology needed to monitor patients and to receive a donation for an item like the Fun Center was greatly appreciated. The hospital is a more comfortable place for the patients and families. “Hopefully it’s a little stress relieving, and

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something that can take the mind off some of the hard things the children are dealing with,” said Perla Rodriguez, vice President of Public Affairs, Mi Pueblo Foods. The hospital takes care of many people regardless of medical insurance and Mi Pueblo Foods wants to be supportive. It turned out to be a natural collaboration between them and Starlight Children’s Foundation. The foundation has been dedicated to helping ill children for 25 years.


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COMMUNITY

Último día de donaciones de ayuda a Haití

Photo: By Lance McAlpine CET CEO/President Hermalinda Sapien in center cutting ribbon for a new venture that will stimulate dollars in the community, while staff and Director of CET Staffing Solutions, Alex Ontiveros, and Councilmember Sam Liccardo look on.

Effort to Revitalize Local Economy By Monica Amador n an effort to help revitalize the local economy, the Center for Employment Training (CET) announced a new venture on Friday, February 19, at a press conference titled: “CET Staffing Solutions,” which is funded by the American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA). Designed to increase employment opportunities for CET students, CET alumni and low-income residents of Santa Clara County, CET Staffing Solutions will deliver high impact to employers, offering fiscal and value benefits such as recruiting and interviewing the most qualified employee candidates. Some of the areas of expertise they will be working with are Culinary Arts, Green Building Construction, and various other fields. For information about this innovative program, contact CET Staffing at 408 534-5299.

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WASHINGTON os contribuyentes que deseen reclamar sus donaciones de ayuda a Haití en su declaración de impuestos que están presentando en esta temporada deben hacerlas para el fin de este mes, según el Servicio de Impuestos Internos. Las personas y las empresas tienen de plazo hasta la medianoche del domingo, 28 de febrero, para hacer contribuciones en efectivo a organizaciones benéficas proveyendo alivio del terremoto en Haití. Estas contribuciones pueden ser reclamadas en declaraciones del 2009 o del 2010, pero no en ambas. Las contribuciones efectuadas después de esa fecha pero antes del final del año sólo pueden ser reclamadas en la declaración del 2010. Las contribuciones hechas por mensaje de texto, cheque, tarjeta de crédito o de débito califican para esta opción especial. Las donaciones con

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People of Faith Hold Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform SAN JOSE, CA undreds of people of faith gathered on February 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm at St. Julie's Catholic Church in San Jose for a prayer rally calling for comprehensive immigration reform, called "We Are One Family Under God." Participants will sign postcards calling on U.S. Congressional representatives to help pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. "We want to show that there is a diverse and unified base of people who want comprehensive immigration reform to be a political national priority," said Matthew Malone, a student member of Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform. The vigil is sponsored by Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform and People Acting in Community Together (PACT) and is part of "Together, not Torn: Families Can't Wait for Immigration Reform," a nationwide mobilization of people of faith for immigration reform. "Together, not Torn" includes 100 local events and hundreds of thousands of pro-reform postcards from people of faith to Members of Congress. Representatives from Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren where also present at the event.

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cargo a una tarjeta de crédito antes del final de febrero cuentan para el 2009. Esto es cierto incluso si la factura de la tarjeta de crédito no es pagada hasta después del 28 de febrero. También, cheques cuentan para el 2009 siempre y cuando se envíen por el correo para el final de este mes y sean pagados por su institución financiera poco tiempo después. Los contribuyentes pueden beneficiarse de sus donaciones más rápidamente si presentan su declaración del 2009 temprano electrónicamente http://www.irs.gov/espanol/article/0,,id=212355,0 0.html> y eligen el depósito directo <http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=2177 91,00.html> . Los reembolsos se toman hasta sólo diez días y pueden ser depositados directamente en una cuenta de ahorro, corriente o de corretaje, o ser utilizados para la compra de bonos de ahorro Serie I de EE.UU.


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COMMUNITY

Santa Clara County Honors SJ Giants with Commendation

The San Jose Giants Front Office Staff and Gigante receive the Commendation from Santa Clara County Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese.

SAN JOSE, CA he San Jose Giants were honored with a Commendation by the County of Santa Clara in a ceremony at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. The Giants were recognized for winning the California League Championship, setting their all-time attendance record for the fourth consecutive year, holding their first "Education Day," which complements the team's literacy program and raising over $300,000 for youth sports organizations and $100,000 for non-

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profit organizations in Santa Clara County. The San Jose Giants front office staff and mascot Gigante joined the entire County Council for the ceremony. "The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara commends the San Jose Giants for their motivation, dedication and inspiration in making 2009 a winning year both off and on the field of play," declared County Supervisor Dave Cortese. San Jose won the 2009 California League title last September after defeating the High Desert Mavericks in the Championship Series. The Giants won

a team-record 93 regular season games before claiming their third championship in the last five years. San Jose also set an attendance record last season with over 223,000 fans enjoying games at Municipal Stadium. "The real credit goes to the fans of our region that supported us with record numbers," said Jim Weyermann, President and CEO of the San Jose Giants. "Winning the California League Championship and the John H. Johnson President's Trophy as minor league's top franchise was just the end re-

sult of their efforts." The San Jose Giants open their defense of the California League title on Thursday, April 8th at Modesto. The home opener at Municipal Stadium is scheduled for Monday, April 12th against the Visalia Rawhide. The Opening Night Extravaganza will include a post-game fireworks display, 2010 magnet schedule giveaway, the return of Gigante and much more. For more information on tickets for the 2010 season please call (408) 297-1435 or visit www.sjgiants.com.

County to Arm Select Deputy Probation Officers Only Those Supervising High-Risk Adults to Carry Firearms SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF

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he County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized a select group of deputy probation officers, who visit and monitor high-risk adults, to carry firearms while on duty. The Board's decision permits 20 of 300 deputy officers at the Probation Department to be armed. Probation officers who supervise juveniles will not be armed. State law allows deputy probation officers to carry firearms while on duty. However, Santa Clara County is the last largest urban county in California with unarmed deputy probation officers. "Today, we must strike a balance between community safety and employee safety," said Supervisor George Shirakawa, Chair of the County of Santa Clara Board's Public Safety and Justice Committee. "For probation officers to deliver effective community supervision to the highest-risk adults, they should be afforded the reassurance they can walk into a dangerous situation and do their job safely." Today's action responds to an increased number of serious felons being granted probation and the significant number of probationers entrenched in vi-

olent gang lifestyles, which pose an increased risk to the staff supervising this population in the community. Only deputy probation officers assigned to the Intensive Supervision and Alternative Programs Unit, the Gang Unit and the Task Force positions will be armed. Offenders supervised by those units have committed serious crimes, including violent assaults, weapon possession, high level narcotic manufacturing and sales, and egregious sexual assault and child predator offenses. "This is a difficult issue for me," said Supervisor Dave Cortese, echoing the sentiment of several of his colleagues. "On the one hand we are trying to promote harmonious neighborhoods. On the other hand, our probation officers who vow to uphold an extensive Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics have told us they need to be armed to be effective. They are in the streets everyday and I trust that they know best." Deputy probation officers play a crucial role in the criminal justice process. They investigate and supervise offenders on probation and county parole; assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of probationers into society; enforce court orders; and protect the public. To facilitate community safety and

offendersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accountability, deputy probation officers conduct unannounced home/field visits; administer drug tests; execute searches and seizures; accompany police in the field on gang task force operations and probation/parole sweeps; and make arrests for violations of probation. Although sometimes they are assisted by law enforcement agencies, the high volume of contacts and workload of law enforcement makes it unrealistic for deputy probation officers to rely on frequent police assistance. "When our deputy probation officers are at risk, our communities are at risk as well," said Supervisor Don Gage, Vice Chair of the Board's Public Safety and Justice Committee. "We need to make every effort to ensure that we are mitigating risks to our general population." In many cases offenders are entrenched in criminal street gangs and have a history of prior habitual drug abuse. In violation of the terms of their probation, they often associate with other offenders, who are either on probation or on parole following release from state prison. There are cases where families of these offenders are entrenched in the same similar lifestyles as the offenders supervised by the probation department.

"Our primary mission continues to be the rehabilitation of offenders, but our responsibility to investigate and monitor compliance is an integral part of it," said Sheila Mitchell, Chief Probation Officer for Santa Clara County. "We need to enhance the personal safety of officers who are regularly exposed to significant dangers while performing their duties." Board President Ken Yeager discussed the importance of ensuring that probation officers be trained not only in the use of firearms, but also in strategies to avoid escalating violence in dangerous situations. "The message we want to send to the community is that our action is intended to protect our employees," said Supervisor Liz Kniss who asked that the program be evaluated at the end of a year. "It is not our intention to increase the number of blazing guns. Our hope is that the arming of our probation officers will increase compliance and serve as deterrence." The Board will review quarterly reports from the Probation Department on the experiences and affect of the new policy and has directed staff to conduct an evaluation of the program after one year.


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COMMUNITY

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n Wednesday March 10, from 5:30pm-9pm, Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) will premier "Papers" The Movie. "Papers" is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. EVC will be the first to premier the screening of Papers before it hits selected movie theaters in the San Jose Bay area. For more information on Papers, please go to www.papersthemovie.com/about_papers In addition to the film screening, there will be a special performance by classical pianist Jesus Navarro Ochoa. Dubbed "Pianist of the Pueblo", because of his immigrant and farm worker roots, the Napa resident is a gifted artist who performs songs by classical virtuosos as Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Chopin and Bach. The San José/Evergreen Foundation, a

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501(c) (3) organization that supports our college, will acknowledge your sponsorship as a tax-deductible donation. To confirm your participation contact Cesar Juarez from SIREN at cesar@siren-bayarea.org or by phone at 408-453-3003, ext. 112. Or you may contact Francisco Alvarado at EVC at francisco.alvarado@evc.edu or by phone at 408-813-0581. Confirm your participation by Wednesday, March 3rd. For your co-sponsorship, your organization's name and logo will appear on the program and all promotional materials (media advisory, FACEBOOK, etc.). Please make checks payable to San Jose/Evergreen Foundation. You may pick up your tickets before the event at SIREN's office, 1425 Koll Circle, Suite 109, San Jose CA 95112 or at EVC prior to or on the day of the event.

2010 VTA Board of Directors Public Meetings The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors welcomes you to attend the following VTA Board of Directors public meetings: Thursday, March 4 ....................... 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 ......................... 5:30 p.m. Board of Supervisors’ Chambers County Government Center 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose This location is served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Lines 61, 62, 66, and 180. Please call the Office of the Board Secretary at (408) 321-5680 or email board.secretary@vta.org to confirm dates and locations.

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na Guzmán y Jose Luis Grijalba de San Francisco fueron los ganadores de los boletos para el partido México Bolivia que tuvo lugar el pasado 24 de febrero en el estadio Candelstick Park en San Francisco. El torneo futbolístico que terminó con 5 goles a favor del TRI fue visto por miles de personas que se dieron cita al encuentro amistoso. En la fo-

tografía Eduardo Guzmán y Delany Guzmán esposo e hija de Ana Guzmán residentes de San Francisco. ¡Felicidades! Una vez más El Observador agasajó a sus lectores y radioyentes con estos boletos. Hay más premios, sorteos solo visite www.el-observador.com (Foto de Rudy Durán)Δ


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¿Cuántos se van a contar Por Rosario Vital - El Observador

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na masiva campaña se viene haciendo para que todos se hagan contar. Pero no todos se quieren hacer contar según una encuesta elaborada por El Observador. El pasado 19 de febrero autoridades del Condado, la Ciudad y agencias no lucrativas se reunieron para coordinar y compartir estrategias de difusión y hacer de ésta campaña todo un éxito. "Es una oportunidad de oro para la comunidad. Es importante que todos se cuenten" dijo la Concejal Nora Campos. Al día siguiente un retén en el Este de San José se llevó a cabo en pleno barrio latino. ¿Qué tiene que ver el retén?. Estos operativos cuyo objetivo es atrapar a conductores ebrios también detienen y quitan vehículos a personas indocumentadas y esto sigue sembrando temor y desconfianza con la autoridad.

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El Observador lo corroboró el pasado 20 de febrero durante el operativo policial y preguntó a 23 personas qué saben del censo y si están dispuestos a participar. De ellos ninguno está dispuesto a participar y creen que policía es el censo. Otros no quieren compartir información y no piensan abrir la puerta. " El censo no tiene nada que ver con la policía e inmigración y se dedica a recaudar estadísticas", dijo Arturo Vargas, Director Ejecutivo de NALEO ( siglas en ingles de La Asociación Nacional de Latinos Electos y Oficiales Designados ) tras su visita a San José el pasado 22 de febrero a fin de promover el censo. Por su parte El Observador habló con la oficina de la Concejal Campos, porque es en su distrito donde ocurren la mayoría de los retenes. "El Concilio no tiene la habilidad de dirigir estrategias del departamento policial", dijo Rolando Bonilla. Entonces a quién corresponde la decisión. Nos hemos informado que la el Jefe de la Policía Robert Davis se reporta a la Administradora de la ciudad, Deborah Figone. Es importante asegurar la participación de todos los residentes . Los servicios inlcuyendo la seguridad pública podrían perder fondos a menos que se haga un completo conteo.

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En comentarios aislados las personas encuestadas dijeron a El Observador que tienen miedo a compartir su información con la policía. La sorpresa de esta encuesta es que muchos estudiantes de la Universidad de San José no tienen la menor idea de lo qué es el censo.

Nota: Para la pregunta 2 a las personas que no sabían lo que er a el censo se les explicó cuál es la función esencial. En c omentarios aislados las personas encuestadas dijer on a E l Observador que tienen miedo a compartir su información c on la policía. La sorpresa de esta encuesta es que muchos estudiantes de la Universidad de S an José no tienen la menor idea de lo qué es el censo. (Contribuyó en la encuesta Cinthia Rodriguez)

De los 134 encuestados en el Este de San José elabor ado del 17 al 22 de febrero y estas fueron las respuestas. 1. ¿Sabe qué es el censo? a. Si 32 b. No 93 c. No está seguro 9 2.¿Se haría contar? d. Si 12 e. No 107 f. No esta seguro 15 2. ¿Por qué si? a. Es importante para California 5 b. Tenemos que saber cuántos somos 6 c. No está seguro 1 3. ¿Por qué no? a. No tengo confianza 98 b. No son serios 5 c. No está seguro 4


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HOW MANY WILL BE COUNTED? By Rosario Vital & Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

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massive campaign has been launched to get as many people as possible counted in this year's 2010 Census. But according to interviews conducted by El Observador, not everyone wants to be counted. On February 19, several community representatives, including Councilmember Nora Campos gathered at the Somos Mayfair Community Center in San Jose to discuss strategies that will get people to open their doors when they are asked by 2010 Census workers to be counted. "This is a golden opportunity for our community. It is important that all of us are counted," Campos said. The next day, a DUI checkpoint was set up in East San Jose, a predominately Latino section of San Jose. Why was it set up? It was set up apparently to apprehend drunk drivers. But in addition, Asians, Indians, and Latinos who are undocumented were apprehended and many of their vehicles impounded. This sort of action by the San Jose Police Department has caused much anxiety and fear in the community. El Observador was present at the DUI check-

El Observador conducted a sur vey asking 134 residents of East San Jose the following questions regarding the 2010 Census:

1. Do you know what the census is? A. Yes-32 B. No-93 C. Not sure-9 2. Will you participate? A. Yes-12 B. No-107 C. Not sure-15 3. F or those who answ ered y es. Why are you participating? A. It is important for California-5 B. We need to know how many of us there are-6 C. Not Sure-1 4. For those who answered no. Why are you not participating? A. I’m not confident in the process-98 B. The people at the census are not serious-5 C. Not sure-4 (Cinthia Rodriguez contributed in this report)

point on February 20th and asked 23 individuals if they knew about the 2010 Census. Would they participate by being counted? All said they would not participate in the 2010 Census. Some believed the San Jose Police Department was involved. Others said they did not want to provide personal information. When Census workers knock on their door, they plan not to open it. "The Census has nothing to do with the police or immigration services," stated Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, at his visit in San Jose on Feb. 22, to promote the 2010 Census. El Observador staff contacted District 5 office (Nora Campos) to see if DUI checkpoints in her district could be stopped until the 2010 Census count was completed. "The Mayor and City Councilmembers cannot direct the strategies of the police department," said Rolando Bonilla, media director for District 5. Then who makes this decision? The community needs to know that the San Jose Chief of Police, Rob Davis, reports to and is responsible to the City Manager, Deborah Figone. It is very important that all residents living in San Jose be counted. Local services including public safety, will not be fully funded unless a complete 2010 Census count happens. "There are mixed feelings. Some of our parishioners are willing to collaborate with the Census but there is a big group that is afraid because of their immigration status. The Vietnamese community also feels fear," said Rev. Steven Brown of Maria Goretti Church in San Jose.

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Note: The people that did not kno w about the c ensus were informed about it and its purpose . Some of the people said they were scared to participate in the census because they fear their information will be giv en to the police. What is surprising about these interviews is that many of the students from San Jose State that were questioned did not even know what the census was.

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HEALTH

Actions to Fight Obesity

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ollowing a moderated discussion with President Clinton at the Governor's 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity: Actions for Healthy Living, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced eight specific actions he will pursue to support healthy living in California. The actions announced by the Governor will fight childhood obesity and encourage all Californians to live a healthy, active lifestyle through promoting healthy beverages, increasing physical activity and incorporating the idea of "health in all policies." Since taking office, Governor Schwarzenegger has led the fight against California's obesity epidemic and the actions he announced will continue the state's legacy of promoting healthy living and active lifestyles. The Governor's 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity brought together a cross-section of public health, education, community and local government leaders from around the state who have been active in promoting healthy eating, physical fitness and community-level health efforts. In addition to the Summit, the Governor's Health and Human Services Secretary Kim BelshĂŠ, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Mark Horton and staff have been working since the fall to identify promising practices and innovative policy developments to further combat obesity. This includes reviewing current state programs and studies on community health and meeting with a wide variety of stakeholders including physical education, public health and think tank groups. As a culmination of this work and discussions at the Governor's 2010 Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity, Governor Schwarzenegger is taking specific actions to increase healthy living in California, particularly for schoolchildren, in order to reduce the rate of obesity. The Governor's actions are: Promote the Consumption of Healthy Beverages in Schools Adequate hydration is necessary for the academic achievement and health of students, but many students do not have access to fresh, free water in schools, particularly in low-income communities. In schools where there is water available, it is often not provided in food service areas during mealtimes, and while some school districts have found ways to provide access to water in food service areas, it is currently not a requirement for California schools. Additionally, the consumption of electrolyte replacement beverages, which are becoming increasingly popular in public schools, is associated with weight gain, diabetes and obesity. In fact, beverage standards recommended by the Institute of Medicine call for the elimination of electrolyte replacement beverages from public schools to promote healthy beverage consumption.

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hen a child is diagnosed with autism, early and intensive treatment can be crucial. Many children wait a long time for admission to specialized learning centers, but there are ways parents and professionals can spend that critical waiting period helping children with autism learn valuable skills. Parents and professionals now have a comprehensive online resource that offers science-based techniques to help them confront the daily challenges of autism. The site, rethinkautism.com, provides effective and affordable tools and methods that are based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), the only intervention for autism that is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New York State Department of Health and the United States Surgeon General. According to Dr. Fred Volkmar, director of the Yale Child Study Center, this Rethink Autism site will help bridge the gap between research and practice. "The explosion of research in autism has not always resulted in translation into work with children at home and in schools." The site features a video-based curriculum, including hundreds of exercises and training modules based

on proven, scientifically validated teaching techniques. Innovative assessment tools help design individualized programming to meet the child's learning goals, while state-of-the-art data tracking systems let users track the learner's progress. The lessons target a comprehensive range of skills that present the biggest challenges of autism: language skills, social and emotional learning, daily living, prevocational training and problem behavior. Parents, teachers and organizations can subscribe to the Web site, rethinkautism.com. By answering a series of questions, they can begin to customize a curriculum. Users can watch the video lessons, use the techniques in sessions with their own child and track the child's progress online. As the child progresses through the programs, the site recommends new lessons to maximize the learning process. A clinical support team answers questions by e-mail and offers suggestions for making the most of the site's resources. These services are already being used by school districts and families nation- and worldwide. Research shows that the most effective treatment for children with autism is early intervention, and rethinkautism.com offers resources to help.


CALENDAR

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Sustainable Vegetable Gardening When: 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 Free Workshop for Jobs Seekers When: Saturday, February 27, 10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave. Cupertino Info: (408) 299-5119

Info: 408-437-4450

Ragged Wing Ensemble presents: "The World Premiere of HANDLESS" Written and directed by Amy Sass When: Feb. 26 - March 27, 2010 Where: Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave. (near Costco) Richmond, CA 94804 Info: 1-800-838 - 3006 or www.raggedwing.org Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program When: February 20 - May 5, 2010 Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza Galeria Regular Exhibit Hours 8:00 am 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

AZTEC DANCE! When: Every Tuesday From 7 pm to 9 pm Where: MACLA Theater 510 South 1st Street, San Jose Info: (408) 998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org

"Fragmentos de Perú" Contemporary Art of Claudio Talavera-Ballon When: February 8th through March 7th, 2010. Monday 12 8; Tuesday 10 - 8; Wednesday Saturday, 10 -6; Sunday 1-5. Where: Berkeley Public Library's Central Catalog Lobby. Info: 510-981-6100 or www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

"Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience," WHEN: Exhibit runs February 6 March 12, 2010 WHERE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose Info: www.sjlibrary.org/prideandpassion

Sustainable Vegetable Gardening When: Wednesdays, February 10th - March 17th 7:00 9:00pm Where: Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center in San Jose Info: (408) 298-7657 or visit www.grpg.org

Gathering of Native Americans Who Will Tell Our Story? When: March 06 from 10 AM 7 PM Where: Evergreen Valley College, Gullo 11 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose CA 95135 Keynote Speaker: Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., Info: Agnel Riotutar 408 4453400 x245

Good Samaritan Hospital Stroke Rehabilitation Fair When: March 4, from 2:00 pm4:30 pm Where: 15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, Los Gatos Info: Christine.Calara@hcahealthcare.com

Fertility, Pleasure and Harmony in Our Lives When: March 13-15, 2010 Where: National Hispanic University in San Jose Info: 408-768-3247 SAVE THE DATE The Opera of San Jose When: September 11, 2010 May 8, 2011 Where: California Theatre in San Jose

Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards When: March 22, 2010, 11 am1 pm Where: Applied Materials in Santa Clara Info: (415) 882-7252 x 302 or peter@tuolumne.org Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 When: February 20 - May 5, 2010. Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5 pm. Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza Galeria Info: http://www.sanjoseca.gov

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat When: Fri 3/5 - 7:30 PM, Sat 3/6 & Sun 3/7 - 2PM, Fri 3/12 - 7:30 PM,  Sat 3/13 & Sun 3/14 - 2 PM Where: Throckmorton Theatre Info: 415 383.9613 Talleres para buscar empleo Día: 27 de febrero Hora: 10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lugar: Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Ave. Cupertino Día: Jueves 11 de marzo Hora: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lugar: Biblioteca de Milpitas 160 North Main Street Milpitas (408) 262-1171 ¿Necesita yuda para hacerse ciudadano? Le enseñan cómo llenar los documentos Días: Todos los lunes Hora: 3:00 pm - 6:45pm Lugar: East San José Carnegie Branch Library 1102 E. Santa Clara St. San José, CA 95116 Info: (408) 396-0017 Aviso de Reunión Comunitaria Parque Mariposa Diálogo sobre el diseño de un nuevo mini-parque Día: Jueves 11 de marzo del 2010 Hora: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Centro para Personas Mayores Lugar : 266 Escuela Avenue Informes: (650) 903-6311. Taller de REIKI Aprenda en español como vivir en paz Día: Domingo 28 de febrero Hora: 9:00 am - 5pm Lugar: Holistic Vocational Center 2175 The Alameda, suite 105 San Jose, CA 95126 Info: 408 720-9669 "Conoce tus derechos" Dirigido para los inmigrantes y sus familias. Día: 2 de marzo Hora: 6:00 p.m. Lugar: Almaden Family Apartments 1523 Almaden Blvd., Community Room Clases de Nutrición Día: Todos los sábados (por 6 semanas) Hora: 11:30am-1:30pm Lugar: McKinley Community Center 651 Macredes Ave

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Let The Eagle Fly (Historia de César Chávez) Drama musical de la vida de Cesar Chavez A cargo de Chavez Family Vision Días: 5 al 10 de marzo Costo: $20 - $50 Lugar: San Jose City College Theatre 2100 Moorpark Ave. Taller informativo de Ciudadanía A cargo de la Oficina de Inmigración Día: 24 de marzo Hora: 5 pm - 7pm Lugar: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 E. San Fernando Street San José, CA 95112 Exhibición de Braceros Lugar: Galería del Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA Días: Hasta el 5 de mayo Hora: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Lunes a Viernes Día Internacional de la Mujer Marcha y Festival Día: Sabado, 6 de marzo Hora: 11: am Info: Cihuatl.Tlatocan@gmail.com (408) 408-421-1096 Inicia : Parque Roosevelt (Calles Santa Clara & 19th) 1pm Final de Ruta Biblioteca Latinoamericana (Calles 1st & Oak) Festival Hora: 1-4pm Festival Washington United Youth Center (1st St & Oak St) 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 ¿Necesita Comida? Telefono: 1-800-984-3663 SecondHarvestFood.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 Lugar: San Jose City College 2100 Moorpark (esquina con Bascom) A espaldas de las canchas de Raquetball Registre su CELULAR Para recibir alertas en caso de emergencia La información se recibe en español visite www.alertscc.gov Nuestra Escuelita Fiesta de Carnaval Día: 27 de marzo www.nuestraescuelita.org Lugar: 405 South 10th Street San José CA 95112

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Horoscopo de Marzo

Por Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

Aries

Meses atrás te mostrabas pesimista, y ahora los "laureles del éxito" te han de coronar. Las cosas comienzan a verse de lo mejor y debes seguir empujando por eso que tanto quieres alcanzar, si luchas con empeño, lo que anhelas será tuyo.

Tauro

Trances difíciles has pasado últimamente, sientes que ya no puedes con tantas cosas. Debes ponerlo todo en manos del "uni-

verso", ya no te presiones ni te lamentes. Durante la segunda semana de marzo aparecerán soluciones para cada uno de tus pro blemas.

Geminis

Algunas personas tuvieron el poco juicio de subestimarte en el pasado, y ahora que ha pasado el tiempo, cayeron en cuenta de la gran equivocación que cometieron, porque en los próximos meses serás tú quien tenga la sartén por el mango.

Cancer

Momento para que reorganices tu vida y le des un toque de

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paz, serenidad y plenitud a tu existencia. Enemistades y gente tóxi ca, deben desvanecerse en tus pensamientos. Habrán algunos pocos tropiezos, pero los momentos de "felicidad" serán mayoría.

Leo

Tendrás una visión diferente de lo que quieres conseguir y hacia dónde quieres llegar. Es muy probable que establezcas nuevas amistades o que seas flechado por la llama del amor de un día para otro. Quebrantos en la salud te harán mejorar tu estilo de vida.

Virgo

Contarás con la energía y fuerza necesaria para vencer los obstáculos que este mes trae consigo. Alguien se portará contigo como un verdadero amigo, haciéndote un gran favor o facilitándote la información que necesitas. Resolverás un problema financiero.

Libra

Inicia un mes de lucha y desafíos. En ocasiones sentirás mermar tus fuerzas, pero con inteligencia y buena voluntad "saldrás airoso" del atolladero o deuda que te viene persiguiendo desde hace meses. Evita fricciones innecesarias con familiares.

Escorpion

Atraviesas por una época de transición que será fácil de sobrellevar gracias a la ayuda que recibirás de gente que te aprecia con sinceridad. Momento para adquirir entrenamiento, nuevos conocimientos o estudio de ciencias. Tendrás un "sueño profético".

Sagitario

Existen movimientos astrales anunciando que se acerca una tremenda mejoría a tu vida, pero por el momento ve con la co rriente; no tomes decisiones precipitadas, no te esfuerces dema siado por quedar bien con todo el mundo, primero "queda bien contigo mismo".

Capricornio

El mes iniciará con algunos sobresaltos en tu mudo laboral. Tendrás que tratar con personas conflictivas. Te mostrarán hosti lidad porque les causa celos el observarte "siempre triunfante". Puede ocurrir un pequeño roce entre tu pareja y un familiar.

Acuario

El mes de marzo será "benéfico" para tu persona, dejarás atrás un mal hábito; puede tratarse de un vicio e inclusive un mal recuerdo. Llegan novedades a tu entorno y es muy probable que te veas animado a participar en una actividad comercial o cultural.

Piscis

Buenos presagios para tu signo, algunos serán totalmente correspondidos en el amor, otros observarán" incremento en los ingresos" y habrá quiénes se curen del mal que padezcan. Encontrarás un objeto o fotografía que se te ha perdido. Escríbele a Mario a Novoeu28@gmail.com o visita su página www.lalafia.com


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"idilio de JUANES y Paquita amor" entre la del Barrio Miami.-(Notimex) l colombiano Juanes se declarĂł admirador de la mexicana Paquita la del Barrio y comparĂł su mĂşsica con la de la legendaria cantante francesa Edith Piaf. "Me siento como escuchando a Edith Piaf cantando rancheras", comentĂł Juanes en su pĂĄgina de "Twitter" al declararse "fan total" de la cantante de Veracruz, MĂŠxico, cuyo nombre real es Francisca Viveros Barradas. El multipremiado intĂŠrprete de "La camisa negra" comentĂł a sus seguidores de la red social que durante su niĂąez en Carolina del PrĂ­ncipe en la provincia de AntioquĂ­a, Colombia, con ese tipo de mĂşsica era con la que se arrullaba para dormir. "AlgĂşn dĂ­a quiero grabar un disco de canciones populares (.) me gusta demasiado este tipo de mĂşsica, por lo menos yo la amo!", escribiĂł el cantautor. Paquita la del Barrio visitĂł Miami el pasado fin de semana para la entrega de Premios lo Nuestro y fue sin duda una de las favoritas de la noche, pues llenĂł de humor con sus temas "Maldita carcacha" y "Rata de dos patas". La cantante no pudo conocer a Juanes, quien no asistiĂł a la ceremonia a pesar de ganar el premio Artista Rock del AĂąo, ni tampoco a la cita del viernes para grabar el tema "Somos el mundo" que grabĂł Paquita junto a otros 50 cantantes latinos en esta ciudad. El colombiano dijo que grabĂł su parte un dĂ­a despuĂŠs. Piaf falleciĂł en 1963 y fue una de las cantantes francesa mĂĄs cĂŠlebres del siglo XX. Durante la ocupaciĂłn alemana interpretĂł canciones con un doble sentido evocando la resistencia.

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e Walt Disney Pictures y el visionario director Tim Burton llega una pelĂ­cula ĂŠpica de fantasĂ­a y aventuras en 3D "Alice In Wonderland", una nueva versiĂłn mĂĄgica e imaginativa de uno de los relatos mĂĄs entraĂąables de todos los tiempos. Protagonizan el filme Johnny Depp en el papel del sombrerero loco y Mia Wasikowska ("Amelia") como una Alicia de 19 aĂąos quien, en su regreso al fantĂĄstico mundo que habĂ­a visitado por primera vez de niĂąa, vuelve a encontrarse con sus amigos de la infancia: el conejo blanco, los gemelos, la lirĂłn, la oruga, el gato de Cheshire y, por supuesto, el sombrerero loco. Alicia se embarca en un viaje fantĂĄstico para encontrar su verdadero destino y terminar con el reino del terror de la reina de corazones. Esta pelĂ­cula se presentar* en Disney Digital 3D(tm), RealD 3D y IMAX(r) 3D. La pelĂ­cula ha sido calificada como PG por la MPAA.

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"Cop Out" está dirigida por Kevin Smith, y trata de dos policías de la ciudad de Nueva York, que desde hace mucho tiempo trabajan juntos. Ahora están tras la pista de una rara tarjeta de béisbol de colección, en perfectas condiciones, que ha sido robada por un despiadado gángster, obsesionado con este tipo de recuerdos. Antes de recobrar la preciada tarjeta Pafko'52, deberán rescatar a una belleza Mexicana, quien tiene la clave de una cuenta con millones de dólares en un banco extranjero. Ella ha sido testigo de que una persona de alto perfil ha sido asesinada a causa de ese dinero. La perfecta tarjeta de béisbol de Pafko, pertenece al detective veterano Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis), quien necesita el dinero que la misma puede brindar, para pagar la boda de su hija. Pero como todo siempre puede salir mal, le han robado la tarjeta antes de que pudiera hacer dinero con ella. Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) es el "socio-contra-el crimen" de Jimmy. El está preocupado por la supuesta infidelidad de su esposa, y le resulta difícil enfocarse en el crimen, y mantener su mirada en el objetivo. Ambos están en problemas y como no tienen mucho que perder, para resolver el caso, Jimmy y Paul romperán todas las reglas y llamarán en su ayuda a un ladrón que está siempre falopeado, Dave (Seann William Scott), quien logrará sacar de quicio al extremo a Paul. "Cop Out" será distribuida mundialmente por Warner Bros. Pictures, una compañía Warner Bros. Entertainment. El filme está programado para ser estrenado el 26 de Febrero del 2010, y ha sido clasificado R - Restricted =Restringido - por la asociación MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). Los menores de 17 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto, dado su "fuerte lenguaje, incluyendo referencias sobre sexo, por su vio-

"No hay imposibles" para Chayanne Buenos Aires, (Notimex). l cantante portorriqueño Chayanne aseguró que es un hombre muy positivo y así lo quiso demostrar en "No hay imposibles", su nuevo disco que sale a la venta y que incluye el tema de la telenovela mexicana "Corazón salvaje". El artista explicó que su carrera ha sido "como un partido de futbol, a veces haces goles y te pones alegre, y otras veces no" porque a pesar de lo que se pueda creer, "no todo ha sido un camino de rosas". Agregó que su optimismo en la vida hizo que se identificara con su nuevo disco porque, justamente, tiene el mensaje de ser positivo, de luchar y no rendirse. Chayanne reveló que, a pesar de que éste es su álbum número 22, siente que comenzó de nuevo porque renovó contrato con la discográfica que lo acompaña desde hace tiempo, ya que "tuve ofertas de otras compañías, pero yo soy fiel".

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ENTERTAINMENT

ĂŠ u q r o P Âż no te callas? Angel AyllĂłn y su equip o de

trabajo celebran con ĂŠxito

DecidĂ­ narrar esta rivalidad dentro de una historia de amor. El matrimonio compuesto por una mujer venezolana y un hombre colombiano pasan una serie de situaciones donde se mezclan sentimientos", explica AyllĂłn. La obra de una hora treinta minutos es llevada a las tablas con humor, sĂĄtira, informaciĂłn y mensaje de conscienca para aquellas familias que deseen mantener la unidad. AyllĂłn decidiĂł escribir la obra y dirigirla porque los guiones escritos por ĂŠl han nacido de una gran inspiraciĂłn que ĂŠl sabe lo que el pĂşblico asistente debe captar.

la obra teatral â&#x20AC;&#x153;ÂżPor

quĂŠ no te callas?â&#x20AC;?.

El elenco Integrado por elenco internacionales actors como Yuri SuĂĄrez (venezolana) y JosĂŠ Manuel Ospina (colombiano) que han hecho de esta obra todo un ĂŠxito en Colombia. ÂżPor quĂŠ no te callas? se presentĂł por tres semanas consecutivas en Colombia y ahora llega a Estados Unidos. En una Ăşnica presentaciĂłn la obra se presentarĂĄ el 7 de marzo en el Hotel Marriot de Santa Clara (2700 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054) a las 5pm. Las entradas estĂĄn entre $20 y $25. Las personas pueden hablar al 408796-2282 para comprar su boleto.

ÂĄGĂ NATE ÂĄGĂ NA TE UN U P PAR A AR DE BOLETOS! B PPARA AR ARA SU OPOR OPORTUNIDAD TUNIDAD G OS DE GANAR DOS BOLET BOLETOS DISNEYYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALICE IN WONDERLAND DE DISNEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VISIONAARIO DIRECTOR DIRECTOR TIM BURTON BURTON DEL VISIONARIO PROTAAGOONIZADA POR JOHNNY DEPP, DEPPP, Y PROTAGONIZADA SOM MBRERERO LOCO, LOCO, DE UN GUIĂ&#x201C;N COMO EL SOMBRERERO ESCRITTA POR P LINDA WOOLVERTON. WOOLLVER V TON. ESCRITA LLAM ME AL (408) 457-1054 LLAME

Una divertida obra teatral donde un colombiano Chavista y una venezolana Uribista intentan salvar su matrimonio ante las pasiones polĂ­ticas.

De la polĂ­tica a la cama U

na jocosa comedia titulada "ÂżPor quĂŠ no te callas? se estrena en el Ă rea de la BahĂ­a y tendrĂĄ lugar el prĂłximo 7 de marzo a beneficio de la FundaciĂłn Mateo 25:35 de Colombia. DetrĂĄs del telĂłn la obra teatral cuenta un propĂłsito humano. El dinero recaudado serĂĄ destinado para esta fundaciĂłn que alimenta a 103 niĂąos que viven en extrema pobreza en la Vereda Santa Rosa, loca lidad de Ciudad BolĂ­var, Colombia. La iniciativa fue presentada por el destacado periodista y escritor Angel Ay llĂłn quien actualmente realiza otros proyectos similares en Tijuana y Nicaragua.

La obra ÂżPor quĂŠ no te callas? fue escrita por AyllĂłn e inspirada en una frase cĂŠlebre del Rey Juan Carlos de EspaĂąa a Hugo ChĂĄvez en la cita cumbre Iberoamericana en el 2007. De esta frase se hicieron videos juegos, bromas, portadas, logos, todo un fenĂłmeno incluyendo un masivo impacto en el internet. Ahora AyllĂłn nos trae una comedia con tintes polĂ­ticos que acontecen en escenarios familiares. La rivalidad entre los Chavista y Uribistas ha trascendido a niveles familiares y de relaciones familiares. AyllĂłn explica que en Venezuela las familias se separan y tienen problemas por asuntos polĂ­ticos, situaciĂłn que estĂĄ alarmando al nĂşcleo familiar. "Existen los Chavistas y los Uribistas.

JUEVES, JUEVE ES, 4 DE MARZO 7:30PM

   

 

Por Rosario Vital El Observador

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MANDA M ANDA EELL TEXT TEXT A ALICE LICE A D DISNEY ISNEY ((347639) 347639) VISITA VISITA D DISNEY.COM/WONDERLAND ISNEY.COM/WONDERLAND Esta pelĂ­cula estĂĄ clasiďŹ cada PG. PG. El teatro tiene reservaciones reeservaciones en exceso exceso ppara arra garantizar garrantizar a la capacidad. Fa Favor vor de notar que los boletos rrecibidos ecibidos mediante esta promociĂłn no le gar garantizan raantizan un asiento en el teatro y deben ser en en-tregado tr regado e cuando se solicite. solicite. Las personas se sentarĂĄn de acuer acuerdo rddo con el orden ordden d de llegada. EXCEPT EXCEPTO TO P PARA ARA LOS MIEMBROS DE LA PRENSA QUE CUBRAN ELL EVENT EVENTO. TO. No se dejarĂĄ entr entrar raar a nadie sin boleto despuĂŠs que la pelĂ­cula haya comenzado. comenzado. Se impondrĂĄn todas las regulaciones regulaciones e feder federales, raales, estataless y locales. La persona que reciba reciba e los boletos asume todos y cualquier cualquieraa de los riesgos asociados con el uso del boleto y acepta cualquier rrestricciĂłn estricciĂłn eexigida xigida por el proveedor proveedor de boletos. W Walt alt Disney Pictur Pictures, es, H&M/ThinkLatino!, H&M/ThinkLatinoo!, El Observ Observador vador y sus ďŹ liales no aceptan ninguna responsabilidad reesponsabilidad u obligaciĂłnn con respecto reespecto a cualquier pĂŠrd pĂŠrdida dida o accidente causado en rrelaciĂłn elaciĂłn con el uso de un pr premio. remio e . Los boletos no pueden por completo o en parte ser intercambiados, intterrcambiados, transferidos trransferidos a o canjeados por dinero en efectivo. efectivo. No somos rresponsables espo e onsables si, por cualquier ra razĂłn, azĂłn, el ganador no puede usar su boleto por completo o en parte. parte. No somos responsables reesponsables por boletos perd perdidos, didos, demor demorados raados o enviados al lugar incorrecto. incorrreecto. El ganador es rresponsable esponsable e de todos los imp impuestos puestos federales federrales a y locales. Nulo allĂ­ donde lo prohĂ­ba la ley. ley. COMPRA NO ES NECESARIA. Patrocinador Patrocinadores, es, sus empleados, miembros de la familia y ssus us agencias no son elegibles. Debe tener mĂĄs de 18 aĂąos de edad par para ra particip participar par en esta promociĂłn. Esta promociĂłn ter termina mina el jueves, 4 de marzo marzo..

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533365 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: WebViaduct, 1482 Oliver Place, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Aleksandr Agamov, 1482 Oliver Place, Santa Clara, CA 95051 This business is conducted by an individual, r egistrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed her e in 01/01/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aleksandr Agamov Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534422 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Federick William, 13180 Pierce Road, S aratoga, C A 95070, Santa Clar a C o. Ka thryn K ennedy Winery, 13180 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 This business is conducted by a c orporation, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed here in 02/19/10. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Kathryn Kennedy Winery Marty Mathis/President Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/19/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533568 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Cedar Tree Casino, 444 Saratoga Ave #25-B, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Curt Von Neumann, 444 S aratoga A ve #25-B , Santa Clara, CA 95050 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 tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Curt Von Neumann Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534496 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Treasure Wear, 447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035, S anta Clara Co. Yang Qin, 1558 Sawgrass 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 hereon. “I declare tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be

false is guilty of a crime.) Yang Qin Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/23/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534472 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sweet Little Things, 4420 Rivermark Pkw y., S anta Clar a, C A 95054, S anta Clar a C o. Ling La w, 4420 Rivermark Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 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 sta tement is true and correct.” (A registrant who de clares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ling Law Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533431 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: C afé D elatti, 42 E lm Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030, S anta Clara Co. MJ Cores INC, 5630 Stevens Creek, Blv d, #263, C upertino, C A 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 sta tement is true and correct.” (A registrant who de clares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) MJ Cores INC Myung Jin Kim/CEO Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/26/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533810 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: OMNI S ecurities LL C, 6954 Gregorich # A, San Jose, CA 95138, S anta Clara Co. OMNI Securities, LLC., 6954 Gregorich Dr., #A, San Jose, CA 95138 This business is conducted by an individual, r egistrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in. “I declare tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) OMNI Securities LLC James D Seifert Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/03/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534473 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MFSC, Mayu Fujino, 5631 Le Fevre D r., S an Jose, C A 95118,

Santa Clara C o. Mayu Foundation, INC., 5631 Le Fevre Dr., San Jose, CA 95118 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 sta tement is true and correct.” (A registrant who de clares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mayu Foundation, Inc. Stephanie Nozawa Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534517 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Los Cubanos Restaurant, 22 N Almaden A ve., S an Jose , C A 95110, Santa Clara Co. Edenia Calvo, 36 Race St #C, S an Jose, CA 95126, Alcides Calvo, 36 Race St #C, San Jose, CA 95126 This business is conducted by a husband and wife , registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 4/01/2005. “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 guilt y of a crime.) Edenia Calvo Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/23/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534549 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: B anda Los Nuevos Comander de Leonardo Magaña, 3267 Fronda D r., S an Jose , C A 95148, Santa Clara Co. Leonardo Magaña, 3267 Fronda Dr., San Jose, CA 95148 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Leonardo Magaña Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/24/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534441 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Q Salon and Spa, 19110 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite C, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Raymond Hung, 4960 Owens Dr Apt 737, Pleasanton, CA 94588 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 tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Raymond Hung

Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534268 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Limat Income Tax Services, Limat Funding, 1250 Ames Ave, Suite 200, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Limat Accounting Services, 1750 Stokes Street, #164, S an Jose, CA 95126 This business is conducted by an uninc orporated associa tion other than a partnership, registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/30/2010. “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 guilt y of a crime.) Limat Accounting Services Linus O Nwaulu Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/16/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533720 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: S olid L egal & social Services, 341 Cobalt Way #207, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 S anta Clara C o. Mahmoud H. Abdolmajid , 562 C olumbia A ve #1, Sunn yvale, C A 94085, Farzaneh Shafourniasar, 562 Columbia A ve #1, Sunn yvale, C A 94085 This business is conducted by a gener al par tnership, r egistrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/02/2010. “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 guilt y of a crime.) Mahmoud H Abdolmajid Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/02/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163504 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mehdi Hajiakbar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mehdi Hajiakbar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mehdi Hajiakbar t o Mehdi B arr THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this c ourt at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if an y, why the petition for change of names should not be gr anted on 04/27/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located a t 191 N. F irst Street, S an Jose, CA 95113. A c opy of the O rder to Show cause shall be published a t least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of gener al circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 10, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli

Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163990 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of : B eatrice Na talie Chechelski, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Beatrice Natalie Chechelski, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this c ourt for a decr ee changing names as follows: a. Beatrice Na talie Chechelski t o Na talie Beatrice Chechelski THE COURT ORDERS that all persons in terested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indica ted belo w t o show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/04/2010 a t 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted a t 191 N. F irst Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the O rder t o Sho w cause shall be published at least onc e a w eek for four suc cessive weeks prior t o the date set for hearing on the petition in E l Obser vador, a newspaper of general cir culation, prin ted in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 19, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Li Chien Tsai, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The c ourt finds that petitioner Li Chien Tsai, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this c ourt for a de cree changing names as follows: a. Li Chien Tsai t o Rei Lichien Tsai THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this ma tter appear befor e this court at the hearing indica ted below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be gr anted on 05/04/2010 a t 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc cessive weeks prior t o the date set for hearing on the petition in E l Obser vador, a newspaper of general cir culation, prin ted in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 18, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 534408 The follo wing person(s) has/ha ve abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. F antastic S ams, 1659 Br anham lane , Suit e E, S asn Jose, CA 95118. Filed in Santa Clara County on 12/12/2008, under file no. 517772. K C O rganic Hair LL C, 2517 Her on C ourt, S an Jose , C A 95133. This business was conducted by a limited liability company. I declare tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and correct ( A reg-

istrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) KC Organic Hair LLC Chetan Khetani Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/19/2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 11, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: LA RUEDA RESTAURANT The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2270 Monterey Hwy San Jose, CA 95112-6022 Type of license applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Department of Alc oholic B everage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published on February 26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534074 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Smartech Solutions, International Culture Immersion Service Associa tion, ICIS ervice, 5927 Castena D r., S an Jose , C A 95129, Santa Clara C o. Glen Young, 5927 Castano Dr., San Jose, CA 95129 This business is conducted by an individual, r egistrant has not y et begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Glen Chu-Lang Young Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/10/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534222 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: F ourth Str eet Apar tments, 254-258 Nor th 4th St ., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Eduardo Cerna, 3902 Aborn Rd ., S an Jose, CA 95135 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/28/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilt y of a crime.) Eduardo Cerna Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/16/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533377

The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Arion Inc./Prospect Factory/Prospect Factory Online, 1737 N First St Suit e 110, S an Jose , C A 95112, S anta Clar a C o. Arion Inc , 1737 N First St., San Jose, CA 95112 this business is c onducted by a corporation, r egistrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed her e in 08/17/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Arion Inc Carlos Guzman/CEO Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163590 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of : Mar tha E laine Valtierra, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Martha Elaine Valtierra, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follo ws: a. Mar tha Elaine Valtierra to Martha Elaine Benjarano THE COURT ORDERS tha t all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated belo w t o sho w cause , if any, why the petition for change of names should not be gr anted on 04/27/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located a t 191 N. F irst Street, S an Jose, CA 95113. A c opy of the O rder to Show cause shall be published a t least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of gener al circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 11, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163586 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liliana Gutierrez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Liliana Gutierrez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Edgar Jared Mendoza Gutierrez to Edgar Jared Gutierrez b. Johan E ly Mendoza Gutierr ez t o Johan E ly Gutierrez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated belo w t o sho w cause , if any, why the petition for change of names should not be gr anted on 04/27/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located a t 191 N. F irst Street, S an Jose, CA 95113. A c opy of the O rder to Show cause shall be published a t least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of gener al circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 11, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of F iling Application: January 12, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: MMOON LLC THE The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 177 W Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113-1707 Type of license applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Department of Alc oholic B everage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published on February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533574 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Taquera “La Huasteca”, 270 Umbarger Rd #27, S an Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Simon Torres, 270 Umbarger Rd #27, S an Jose, CA 95111. 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 sta tement is true and correct.” (A registrant who de clares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Simon Torres Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533992 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: D ivinescapes Landscapes, 230 Lonview Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037, S anta Clara C o. Jaime Ramirez, 230 Longview Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not y et 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 guilt y of a crime.) Jaime Ramirez Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This sta tement w as filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/09/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533822 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant, 10831 N Wolfe Dr., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Kuandai Management & Associates, LLC, 1197 Fargate Cir., San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by a limit ed liabilit y c ompany, r egistrants ha ve not y et begun doing business under the fictitious business


www.el-observador.com | FEB 26 - MAR 4, 2010 | 19 | 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.) Kuandai Management & Associates, LLC Jack Chen/Manager Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/04/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533879 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: The Discovery Kingdom Child Care, 1475 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Sandra Gonzalez, 1475 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126. 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.) Sandra Gonzalez Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/05/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533639 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: SJT Tech Industries, 5064 Domaine Dr., San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Jake Rhee, 5604 Domaine Dr., San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/01/10. “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.) Jake Rhee Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533957 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Westcoast Plumbing Service, 1338 Lakeshore Circle, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Pierre Smayra, 1338 Lakeshore Circle, 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.) Pierre Smayra Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/08/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534008 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Morphosis Personal Training, 2155 Rancho McCormick Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Stephanie Larsen Sperandeo, 2155 Rancho McCormick, Santa

Clara, CA 95050. 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.) Stephanie Larsen Sperandeo Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/09/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534036 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: California Pacific Commercial Real Estate, 1680 MCKee Rd, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Rosa Realty INC, 1680 McKee Rd., 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 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.) Rosa Realty INC Joe C Rosa/President Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/09/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533808 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Ventana California Realty/ Ventana California Property Management, 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd #100., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Valentina Limón, 1180 Clark St., San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/11/2006. “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.) Valentina Limón Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/03/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533469 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: XA LANG, 1632 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Aimie Nguyen, 281 Clearpark Cir., San Jose, CA 95136. 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.) Aimie Nguyen Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/26/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534121 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MBL-Energy, 954

Hampswood Way, San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. MBL & Sons Inc., 954 Hampswood Way San Jose, CA 95120. 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.) MBl & Sons INC Barbara Laubach/President Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/11/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163105 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Olga Francesca Cher, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Olga Francesca Cher, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Olga Francesca Cher to Francesca Olga Louise Romana Cher 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 04/13/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 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. Feb. 04, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163285 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Megumi Ito, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Megumi Ito, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Megumi Ito t Megumi Itoh 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 04/20/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 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. Feb. 08, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161887 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marcus Elias Zendejas, Ruth Elizabeth Zendejas, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Marcus Elias Zendejas, Ruth Elizabeth Zendejas have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a de-

cree changing names as follows: a. Marcus Elias Zendejas to Marcus Hurtado b. Ruth Elizabeth Zendejas to Ruth Elizabeth Hurtado c. Jonathan James Robledo to Jonathan James Hurtado 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 03/30/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 22, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163538 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Ji, Yong Wang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Yan Ji, Yong Wang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vivian Wang to Vivian Siqi Wang 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 04/27/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 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. Feb. 11, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533291 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: R & D Liquor, 3120 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Thanh Pham, 3402 Pinotin Ct, San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 3/09/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thanh Pham Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533561 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: All Bay Limousine, All Bay Limo & Taxi, All Bay Green Cab, Palo Alto Green Cab, Stanford Green Cab, Los Altos Green Cab, Cupertino Green Cab, 214 El Carmelo Ave, Palo Alto, 94306, Santa Clara Co. All Bay Limo INC, 214 El Carmelo Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/02/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is

true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) All Bay Limo INC Barbar Mohammad Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533689 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: D K Salon, 2229 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Ronald W Knox, 5625 Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 2/01/2010. “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.) Ronald W Knox Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/01/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533019 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Allure Event Decor and Flowers, 1271 Story Road #10, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Aline T. Le, 1520 Capitol Expressway #121, San Jose, CA 95122. 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.) Aline T Le Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/14/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533066 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Quiznos #13239, 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Jose Coronel, 1919 Fruitdale Ave M906, San Jose, CA 95128. 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.) Jose Coronel Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533497 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: JVS Auto Glass Services, 1190 S Second St #3, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Alejandro Villavlazo, 524 ½ W 13th St., San Pedro, CA 90731, Vicente Chavez, 5263 Camden Ave #115, San Jose, CA 95124. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrants began doing business under the fic-

titious business name or names listed here in 1/27/2010. “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.)

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.)

Vicente Chavez Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/27/2010

AM Foundry INC Michael Logvinov/President Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532536 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Starlight Packing Service, 1800 Dobbin St., San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara Co. Amanda Liu, 9835 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583. 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.) Amanda Liu Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/04/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533536 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Red roof, Red roof Realty, Red roof Group, 998 E. El Camino Real #201, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Irene Suh, 998 E El Camino Real #201, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. 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.) Irene Suh Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/03/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533674 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sinai Interior Plants Service, 3337 Mt McKinley Dr., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Jose Navarro, 4756 San Lucas Way, San Jose, CA 95135. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet began 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.) Jose Navarro Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532852 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Pie Gurus, 579 Saco Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Am Foundry INC, 579 Saco Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533643 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Guerra’s House Cleaning, 395 Cedro St., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Monroy Herlin Antonio, 395 Cedro St., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/11/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Monroy, Herlin Antonio Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533719 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Puerto Azul Restaurant #2, 300 Willow St., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Puerto A INC, 1072 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. 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.) Puerto A INC Jose Eduardo Orozco Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/02/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV162603 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mohammad Amin Akhondzadeh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mohammad Amin Akhondzadeh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mohammad Amin Akhondzadeh to Alex Zadeh 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 04/06/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 29, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 05, 12, 19, 26, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV162984 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mohammadreza Shakeri, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mohammadreza Shakeri, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mohammadreza Shakeri to Moris Shakeri 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 03/16/10 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 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. Feb. 03, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 05, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV160691 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linda Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Linda Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lillian Mailinh Galvan to Lillian Mailinh Nguyen 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 03/09/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 4, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 05, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE Date of Filing Application: February 2, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: Puerto A INC The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 300 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110-3354 Type of license applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published on February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010


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l martes 23 de febrero el popular presentador del programa deportivo "República Deportiva" Fernando Fiore visitó el Este de San Jose y regaló autógrafos en la tienda AT&T de Story Rd. "Me encanta apoyar el deporte desde su base y me encanta que AT&T apoye a la comunidad latina en cuanto a deporte se refiere" dice Fiore quien es vocero de AT& T desde hace cinco años. "El propósito de este evento es demostrar que AT&T está comprometido al mercado hispano y estamos aquí para ayudarles en todo lo que necesite", dijo Cristina Gamboa, representante de mercadeo de la corporación. "He sido un fanático del deporte desde que vino por primera vez el MLS a esta ciudad. Soy fanático del estadio Spartan y el ambiente que los fanáticos y amantes del fútbol llevan a las canchas", explica Fiore. Fiore visitó San José en el marco del encuentro de México- Bolivia que tuvo lugar en el Candlestick Park de San Francisco. México rumbo al mundial será seguido a través de su programa televisivo "República Deportiva" el cual ha cautivado la atención de millones de televidentes y más ahora que se aproxima la fecha del mundial la audiencia es gigantesca. (English version online www.el-observador.com)

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