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n presidente de una corporación tecnológica y un conserje tienen algo en común en el Valle del Silicio: Son inmigrantes que contribuyen a la economía de California. Un reciente reporte publicado recientemente detalla las valiosas contribuciones de los inmigrantes en la región de Santa Clara. El reporte titulado "Pers pectivas Futuras: Contribución de Inmigrantes al Estado Dorado" muestra amplias estadísticas asi como información local de seis regiones claves como Fresno, San Diego, San José, Área de la Bahía, Inland Empire y el Condado de Orange. En este reporte se muestra la contribución de impuestos de los inmigrantes, tipos de empresarios y número de nuevos votantes. En una conferencia de prensa presentada en las afueras del municipio de San José, el Concejal Kansen Shu, el Presi-

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Silvia Ruiz dente de la Corporación Razi Mohiudin, la Directora de Política DE SEIU 1877, Sylvia Ruiz, Directora Ejecutiva de la Comunidad Africana, Manna Teaclemariam, David Zhang, Administrador de de New Tan Dynasty Television. y el Director Asociado de La Red de Servicios y Educación Para Inmigrantes, Richard Hobbs remarcaron la importancia de la contribución, liderazgo y diversidad. El reporte indica que los gastos de los inmigrantes más las contribuciones de impuestos ayudan a la economía de California. El estudio también indica que los inmigrantes proveen li derazgo y trabajo para las industrias crecientes en California. Según una encuesta de American Community Survey más de un cuarto de los residentes de California son inmigrantes un promedio más que cualquier otro estado en California. Más de 9 millones de inmigrantes residentes son ciudadanos. "Siempre hay una sensación de que los inmigrantes son una carga en lugar de contribución", dijo Razi Mohiudin, Co-fundador de Speed Iron. En el Área de la Bahía, el 30 por ciento de los residentes en San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa y San Mateo son inmigrantes, en comparación con el 27 por ciento de todo el estado. Aproximadamente un tercio de esta población es de ascendencia latina, pero en el Área de la Bahía se diferencia de otras regiones en su mayoría la población es de orgien asiático. “Más de la mitad de los inmigrantes de la región son de ori-

gen asiático”, dijo Concejal Kansen Chu. Al igual que el resto de Ca lifornia, cerca de la mitad de los niños en el Área de la Bahía tienen al menos un padre inmigrante. La mano de obra de un inmigrante es una parte importante en los servicios de alimentación, mantenimiento, limpieza y otras industrias, según Sylvia Ruiz, representantes de los trabajadores unidos en un sindicato. Tres cuartas partes de los cocineros de la región son inmigrantes, como lo son el 58 por ciento de los chefs y cocineros de la cabeza, y el 68 por ciento de los lavavajillas. De los trabajadores nacidos en el extranjero constituyen el 84 por ciento de las criadas y los limpiadores de casa, y más del 90 por ciento de los sastres del Área de la Bahía, modistos y operadores de máquinas de coser. Alrededor del 62 por ciento de los inmigrantes mayores de 16 años participan en la fuerza de trabajo-la misma tasa que los no inmigrantes, según el informe. Los inmigrantes constituyen más de un tercio de la fuerza laboral de la región y aportan alrededor del 22 por ciento del producto interno bruto del Área de la Bahía. Debido a que los números se basan en datos del censo, no hay distinción entre inmigrantes legales e ilegales.El informe incluye a ambos. En general, los inmigrantes tienden a participar fuertemente en la fuerza de trabajo, y tienen mayores tasas de propiedad de la vivienda. Δ


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Significativa Reforma de Salud

A Neglected Priority

Rep Michael Honda (CA-15)

By Hilbert Morales - El Observador

ste mes, cuando el Congreso empieza a reconciliar dos diferente tipos de Propuestas de Reforma de Salud en la Cámara de Representantes y en el Senado, es apropiado estudiar la perspectiva de la importancia de este momento. Sería poco decir que el camino hacia la Reforma de Salud ha sido largo y difícil Una significativa Reforma de Salud debe proporcionar cuidado de salud de fácil acceso, costeable, y de alta calidad. La aprobación de la Reforma es crítica para la salud de la nación y para millones de personas de bajos recursos económicos con enfermedades crónicas. Es la meta de millones de personas con enfermedades crónicas que vienen al Capitolio cada año, y la meta de los millones de quienes no pueden venir, quienes comparten sus historias de lucha con la burocracia en las Compañías de Seguros, personas que por problemas de salud, llegan a la ruina económica, a la ruina por problemas de salud, y aún a la muerte, en un averiado sistema de salud que no funciona. La Reforma de Salud es la meta de los funcionarios locales de Condado que luchan para entregar los servicios de salud que sus comunidades necesitan, en la medida que nuestro sistema de salud , está bajo la presión de quienes no tienen seguro de salud o solo tienen un seguro con cobertura parcial. Estas voces no son la minoría del país: esas voces vienen del corazón de nuestra nación y representan la realidad de nuestro averiado sistema de salud. H.R. 3962 permite a las empresas pequeñas el acceso por primera vez, a pólizas de seguro que antes eran accesibles solo a empresas grandes, mediante el mecanismo de la Bolsa en Seguro de Salud (Health Insurance Exchange). El mecanismo proporciona exenciones sustanciales en impuestos a empresas pequeñas que proporcionen seguro de salud a sus empleados. Además, la Bolsa en Seguro de Salud proporciona acceso a subsidios para familias con ingresos anuales de hasta cuatro veces el ingreso definido como la "linea de pobreza" ($14,000/ anuales), para que puedan comprar el tipo de seguro de salud de su preferencia. H.R. 3962 expande MEDICAID para las familias más pobres en nuestras comunidades, familias con un ingreso de $22,000/anuales, en una manera tal que no aumenta el costo fiscal al estado donde vive la familia. De hecho, durante los primeros tres años, la expansión es financiada por el gobierno federal y despues de este plazo, los gobiernos estatales solo deben cubrir el 10% de la expansión en la cobertura. Nuestra propuesta de Reforma de Salud (H.R. 3962) termina con la práctica utilizada por las compañías aseguradoras, de poner un límite a los gastos anuales y a los gastos durante la vida de una persona. En dos años, las llamadas condiciones pre-existentes no podrán ser usadas por la compañías como excusa para negar la cobertura del seguro. Las compañías tendrán que reportar y justificar sus aumentos en las primas de seguro, y también deberán gastar al menos 85% de lo que reciben por primas de seguro de sus clientes, en el cuidado a los pacientes, en vez de gastar ese dinero en costos administrativos. Ahora , cuando el Congreso llama a sus miembros a decidir la fase final de la Reforma de Salud, yo invito a todos aquellos interesados en conocer más acerca de la propuesta de Reforma de Salud, a visitar mi Website, el Website de la vocero (Speaker) de la Cámara de Representantes y el Website del Comité en Energía y Comercio. Allí pueden leer el contenido de nuestra Pro puesta, los resúmenes y hojas de datos, lo mismo que los efectos de la Propuesta sobre los diferentes grupos, para educarse sobre su contenido.

et's go back to the Presidential election 2008 Yes, of course. What is recommended is that the where Barack Obama, candidate, eloquently rules of purchase contracts be changed throughout the told the people that he would, as a first pri- financial system. For example, if one purchases a vehiority, address "the people's business." Their concerns, cle or a home or runs up a student loan which becomes then as now were the lack of jobs and the failure of the due, all these contractual obligations need to have a deAmerican economy to continue to provide opportunity fault clause which permits the individual to retain benand access to the American Dream. What made America eficial use of the vehicle or home just by payment of the most powerful nation in the world was its economy interest due on the principal sum balance. This would and its open access to success if one's work was merito- eliminate repossession of vehicles and foreclosure of rious. homes per the current purchase contract system, which If one considers the American Consumer Economy assumes that employment of the purchaser, is ensured as it used to be, there was a time when each of us, re- and constant. In addition, those having student loans gardless of ethnicity, social station, or political persua- could work off those student loans by accepting posision could aspire to being tions in underserved areas and/or upwardly mobile. We could conIf one considers the Amer- payment of just the interest due sider becoming well educated bewhen underemployed or unemyond high school; of owning a ican Consumer Economy as it ployed. vehicle and a home. It was possi- used to be, there was a time In addition, the Small Busible for any of us to achieve those ness Administration needs to when each of us, regardless of back up many more unsecured goals through our own honest labor. Too many of us who had ethnicity, social station, or loans to small businesses, espemiddle class incomes have re- political persuasion could as- cially those located in areas excently joined the ranks of the poor periencing very high because our jobs have been out- pire to being upwardly mo- unemployment rates. It is the sourced to locations where the bile. We could consider small business entrepreneurs labor costs are lower. Too many who create jobs, train and emof us were injured seriously by becoming well educated be- ploy local residents. The "Microthe greed and avarice of the major yond high school; of owning Loan Concept" of economic financial giants who were not development used by the World monitored nor regulated. These a vehicle and a home. Bank must be applied to the curwere the firms that caused the clirent domestic unemployment crimate of distrust resulting from the excessive valuation sis. of financial instruments called "derivatives." Yet to save It is the small businesses that will resurrect the the global financial system, American leaders authorized American Consumer Economy. Their money trickles up. a massive bailout, which seems to be successful for Well-financed corporations are applying their capital tothose who are wealthy, have influence and privilege. But wards robotics and automation with the outcome that not for the rest of us who cannot find employment nor production is rising while unemployment continues to aspire to being re-educated and re-trained. And for those rise. No nationally syndicated economist has comof us living on fixed retirement incomes, our annuities mented on this trend which indicates that "bailout fundhave decreased in value resulting in loss of retirement ing" of major corporations will do very little to diminish income. This process has impacted millions of us. the unemployment statistics. Legislation must be passed President Obama has three years to prepare for the to ensure that some manufacturing capacity of all essen'Presidential Election 2012'. In fact, there is still time to tial goods is retained within this nation. not lose additional 2010 mid-term elections. What will So the Democratic Party, Congress and the White raise his administration's approval rating is a focus on House can still retain their current majority levels of the neglected priorities which impact too many Ameri- elected officials if the business of the people is adcans today. Can the Senate, House and White House dressed. This is the major 'neglected priority' that must push measures to change things for the people experi- be addressed immediately if Obama is to become a twoencing personal financial crisis? term president.

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n Tuesday, January 26, 2010, the County of Santa Clara officially launched the webcasting technology that allows residents to watch live meetings of the Board of Supervisors online. In the future, archived videos will also be available. The first Board Meeting to be streamed online was held at 9:30 AM on January 26, 2010, and at 11:15 AM, viewers can tune in to the 2010 State of the County address. "Transparent decision-making by elected officials is important in establishing public trust," said Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Ken Yeager, who championed the program. "Webcasting makes Board Meetings more open and accessible to residents." Beginning Tuesday, the public will be able to access the video webcasting of the Board Meetings at: www.sccgov.org/boardwebcast. A calendar of the Board Meetings can be found on the County's Web portal: www.sccgov.org, under "CONNECT WITH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS." "Online webcasting will help us engage the

public on the important business of the County," said Supervisor Dave Cortese, Vice President of the Board of Supervisors. "Constituents will have the option of tuning in to get immediate information while decisions are being made or viewing archives later at their convenience." Filming of the meetings will be conducted by CreaTV and live streaming on the Web will be provided by Granicus, Inc.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BLACK FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION “SOLES4SOULS” SHOE DRIVE

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he “Soles4Souls” Shoe Donation program sponsored by the Santa Clara County Black Firefighters Association is an ongoing shoe donation drive that distributes shoes to people in need worldwide on an ongoing basis. Because of the recent tragic events in Haiti, they are having a donation deadline of January 31. All people in the communities of Santa Clara County are encouraged to donate their “gently worn” men’s, women’s and children’s shoes. All San Jose Fire Stations are designated as drop off locations as well as all Sports Chalets shoe outlets.

para que todos los californianos puedan comunicarse a su manera. El CRS provee Operadores de Retransmisión y Ayudantes de Comunicación especialmente capacitados para retransmitir conversaciones telefónicas entre personas sordas, con pérdida auditiva o con discapacidades del habla y las personas con las cuales desean comunicarse por teléfono. El CRS, el teléfono con subtítulos y los servicios de retransmisión de voz a voz (Speech-to-Speech) se ofrecen en inglés y español. Los residentes de California tienen derecho a recibir un equipo especializado si tienen un servicio telefónico y están certificados por un médico u otorrinolaringólogo autorizado. No hay costo, obligación, requisitos de edad o de ingresos. Una vez que una persona cumple los requisitos para recibir un teléfono especializado, pueden llamar al 1-800-806-1191 ó ir a uno de los Centros de Servicios del CTAP en California para determinar el dispositivo más apropiado para sus requisitos. El personal del CTAP demostrará las funciones de los teléfonos, recomendará el teléfono que se adecue mejor a las necesidades del cliente y proveerá capacitación sobre cómo utilizar y personalizar el teléfono. El DDTP es financiado por un pequeño recargo que aparece en las facturas telefónicas de los habitantes de California. El dinero que se recolecta paga tanto el CTAP como el CRS. Este recargo aparece en las facturas telefónicas con el nombre de “Servicio de Retransmisión y Fondo de Dispositivos de Comunicaciones de California” (CA Relay Service and Communication Devices Fund). Para obtener más información o descargar una solicitud, visite www.ddtp.org o llame al 1-800-8061191.

Llame al 1-800-949-5650, o pida un a solicitud de los siguientes centro de servicios Pídale a su médico o a cualquier profesional de la salud autorizado que complete y firme su solicitud Envíe su solicitud completada: Por Correo: CTAP P.O. Box 30310, Stockton, CA 95213 Por Fax: 1-800-889-3974 En persona en un centro de servicio: 1970 Broadway, Suite 650, Oakland, CA 94612 No hay ningún costo, obligación o requerimiento de edad o ingresos para este programa obligatorio por orden del estado.

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s posible que el teléfono sea algo muy aceptado en la vida del siglo XXI, pero no para aproximadamente tres millones de californianos. La mayoría de nosotros da por hecho el uso del teléfono. Pero si usted tiene dificultades para oír, ver, hablar, trasladarse o memorizar, lo que parece ser una simple llamada telefónica puede ser un desafío – impidiendo la comunicación con la familia, los amigos y otros. La misma tecnología de telecomunicaciones que impulsa una continua innovación ha producido una gran cantidad de teléfonos y dispositivos especializados para que las personas con discapacidades puedan comunicarse con la familia y los amigos. El Programa de Telecomunicaciones para Sordos y Discapacitados (DDTP, por sus siglas en inglés) provee estos teléfonos gratuitamente para los californianos que cumplen los requisitos. El DDTP distribuye equipos y servicios de telecomunicaciones que mejoran la comunicación para todos los californianos. Siendo un programa de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC, por sus siglas en inglés), el DDTP provee a los californianos un equipo de teléfonos especializados y servicios de retransmisión a través del Programa de Acceso Telefónico de California (CTAP, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Servicio de Retransmisión de California (CRS, por sus siglas en inglés), respectivamente. El CTAP provee teléfonos especializados que amplifican el sonido, ajustan el tono, se encienden cuando reciben llamadas, exhiben la conversación telefónica en forma de texto, tienen botones grandes con números en relieve, son portátiles o tienen botones de teléfono de marcado rápido que incorporan fotografías. El CTAP ofrece aproximadamente 60 tipos de teléfonos y dispositivos especializados,

Residentes de California, si tienen alguna dificultad Visual, Auditiva, Hablando, Memorizando o de Movilidad: ¡Sus teléfonos les esperan SIN COSTO a ustedes!


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Come and be inspired and empowered by this evening event. It will feature a business fashion show, empowerm ment workshops and networking. Start off 2010 by dedicatingg yourself to your success!

Thursday, Februar y 4,, 2010 • 5PM - 9 PM Center for Training & Careers • 749 Stor y Road, San Jose Men are Welcome e to Attend • $10 donation & Appetizers Served.

Event brought to you by Women’s Initiativee for Self Employment and the Graduate Leadership Council, in partnership with w Center for Training & Careers.

For Information: Helene Ehrlich 866.5514.6817 helene@docreations.com The workshops will be in booth English and Spanish.

Estimados residentes del Condado Conndado de Santa Clara: Este año marca la conclusiónn del octavo año del Plan para Arr royos Limpios y Seguros y de Arroyos Protección Natural Con ntra Inundaciones Contra Inundaciones,, el cual tiene una duración de quince años y constituye una iniciativa som etida a votación que recibió un sólido o apoyo por parte de los electores sometida del Condado de Santa Clara a en noviembre de 2000. Con el fin de alcanzar los principales cuatro objetivos del plan, el electorado electora ado convino en pagar un impuesto anual anual de $39.

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Como parte del plan implem mentado por el Distrito de Aguas del Valle Valle a de Santa Clara (Santa Clara implementado V alley a W ater District), los electores e autorizaron la formación de d un Comité Independiente de Valley Water Monitoreo (IMC) con el ob bjetivo de monitorear el progreso de el plan y cerciorarse de que los objetivo del resultados l d del d l plan l sean satis sfechos f h de d una manera eficiente f en fu ffunción unción ó de d costos. De D conformidad f d d satisfechos con este objetivo, el IMC evalúa eva alúa cuidadosamente el progreso de llas as promesas expresadas y publica un informe anual de vigilanci ia, el cual está disponible por internet o bajo solicitud previa. El informe vigilancia, anual de vigilancia detalla el el progreso alcanzado en cada uno dee los principales cuatro resultados que fueron prometidos al ele ectorado en 2000. electorado

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1. Los hogares, escuelas, escuelass, negocios y redes de transpo orte están protegidos de las transporte inundaciones. Se han planificado nueve proyectos de protección contra inund daciones a fin de dar protección a inundaciones aproximadamente 16,000 0 hogares, negocios y escuelas. El Distrito Disstrito de Aguas también elimina el sedimento de los arroyos a fin de conservar la capacidad de flujo flujo necesaria para que las aguas segurid resultantes de una inunda ación sean transportadas con seguridad dad a las bahías de San Francisco Francisco inundación y Monterey Monterey..

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2. Agua limpia y segura a en nuestros arroyos y bahías El Distrito de Aguas está im mplementando proyectos para mejorar mejora ar la calidad del agua en nuestros implementando arroyos y bahías, así como com mo para eliminar la basura y el grafiti graffiti de los corredores de nuestros arroyos. 3. Protección, mejorami mejoramiento ecosistemas ento o restitución de ecosistema as saludables en los arroyos y bahías Se están llevando a cabo iniciativas orientadas a mejorar la salu ud de los arroyos y del hábitat que salud los rodea. Estas actividades actividades no se limitan tan sólo a los bancos bancos de las vías fluviales a fin de que reflejen las condiciones de d toda la cuenca, incluyendo la salud saluud de las aves, animales y peces silvestres. 4 S 4. Senderos, d parques y espacios i abiertos bi a lo l largo l de de las l vías í fl fluviales i l El Distrito de Aguas está tr rabajando en la creación de sendeross y espacios abiertos dentro de las trabajando cuencas, corredores de los arroyos y diques de protecci ón contra inundaciones de los protección alrededores a fin de que la l comunidad pueda visitarlos y disfrutarlos. disfruutarlos. Los miembros del IMC toma Los toman an muy en serio esta tarea asignada por los votantes. El IMC se reúne semestralmente como comitéé en pleno y depende de cinco sub-comités sub-co omités de trabajo a fin de vigilar el progreso del plan, atender cualquier c preocupación y evaluar toda todas as las actividades de cada uno de los resultados, incluyendo loss desafíos financieros proyectados pa para ara el futuro. TTengo eengo el placer de informar que q todas las actividades contempladas contempladas dentro del plan y programadas a realizarse en un periodo dee 15 años se han estado cumpliendo a tiempo. PPara ara mayor información sobre nuestras actividades en e su área o para obtener una cop copia pia del informe anual, por favor Karna DuQuite comuníquese í con K arna DuQ D Q it all (408) 265-2607, Quite 265 2607 ext. t 2944 o visite i it www.valleywater.org. www w..valleywater valleywaterr.org . . para Quisiera extender una invitación invita ación a los miembros del público pa ra que asistan a nuestra próxima reunión, la cual tendrá lugarr el 6 de mayo de 2010. Atentamente,

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Milpitas Business Forum: Russlynn Ali to Speak at Replace Calif's Constitution By Hilbert Morales El Observador

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he Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce SV and business sponsor Allied Waste Services joined together to present a very interesting "Milpitas Business Forum" last Wednesday, January 20, 2010. President Jeanne Serpa introduced Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network, whose presentation covered a very important current topic: Whither California? What is going on with our state? How did we get into such a mess? What is the fastest path to reform? Why are many calling for a constitutional convention? And would it work? Dr. Hancock presented both analytical and public policy experience to his position, which he has held since 2003 and which calls for having a Constitutional Convention to replace the current state constitution, which is very cumbersome. He compared the American Constitution (three pages) with California's (thousands of pages--one of the most cumbersome of all 50 states). He advocated

discarding the current constitution and beginning with a new one. Educated at Harvard in the field of government, he also holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, where he published in the fields of industrial policy and regional planning. At present, Dr. Hancock is also a Lecturer at Stanford University in the Public Policy Program and teaches courses about California state government and politics. He is the Associate Director of Stanford's Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE). To learn more about his support for a proposed "California Constitutional Convention," go to web site "RepairCalifornia.org" and "CaliforniaForward.org". The Hispanic community must become familiar with the several methods being proposed to deal the inability of the Governor and the State Assembly to deal with the business of the people. They must curb expenditures in order to have a balanced budget, which does not exceed tax revenues realized. Should a California Constitutional Convention be held, the Hispanic leadership must be present to represent its community and business interests.

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usslynn H. Ali, assistant secretary of civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at the Charter School Summit at the Santa Clara County Office of Education on January 30. Also featured at the summit will be California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, California Secretary of Education Glen W. Thomas, California Director of Charter Schools Carol Barkley, and John E. Deasy, deputy director of education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun-

dation. The rapid growth of charter schools in Santa Clara County, and concerns about effects on neighborhood public schools, led to the call for the summit by Anna Song, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Education, and Board Member Joseph Di Salvo. The summit is being facilitated by the COE Charter Schools Department. Ali is U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's primary adviser on civil rights and responsible for enforcing U.S. civil rights laws as they pertain to education. Previously she was a vice president of the Education Trust in Washington, D.C., and the founding executive director of the Education TrustWest in Oakland. The identified objectives of the summit are to: • Ease tensions between charters and local school districts • Increase awareness of charter activity in Santa Clara County • Increase collaboration among districts, the County Office of Education and charters to best meet student needs • Promote an environment where the process for charter applications, approvals, and denials has clearly defined and communicated accountability standards.


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Elementary school receives books

By Cinthia Rodriguez - El Observador

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he Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School was one of the first five elementary schools in the Franklin McKinley School District to receive their bookcase full of books for the kindergarten classes on January 22, 2009 in the school's cafeteria.

The bookcase was presented on behalf of the Applied Materials Foundation and the literacy nonprofit Bring me a Book (BMAB). The nonprofit received a $25,000 grant from Applied Material Foundation that helped the school district. BMAB provides a First Teachers literacy training workshop for parents, teachers and caregivers. To date, BMAB has served over 450,000

children and families in 1,700 sites. The ceremony launched the expansion of the San Jose Elementary School Library Initiative, which was first launched in 2005. After the ribbon cutting, the ceremony really began. John Porter, Superintendent, Franklin McKinley School District, read a book to students. Mark Walker, Executive Director, the Applied Materi-

als Foundation, read "Caps for Sale," to a class of kindergartners before wheeling off the bookcase to their class. Each student helped out by carrying a book as the teacher pushed the cart. Five other schools in the Franklin McKinley School District will be receiving similar instalations, which include a bookcase and 30 new, hardcover, multicultural books.

Reinvention During the Recession By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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he recession has had its effect on millions of people throughout the country. Some have lost their jobs; others have had to take pay cuts. It seems that everyone knows someone who has been affected by the recession. So what is there to do? Sit around the house and hope the recession ends soon? Compete with thousands of people for a single job? On Saturday, January 23, Jim Beall, Assembly member for the 24th District, hosted an employer panel titled "Retooling for Tomorrow," at the Camden Community Center in San Jose to address this issue. "People are struggling in this economy and looking for ways to get back to work," Beall said. "If you are not working, it is important to invest in yourself and get ready for the future." An economic strategist, a temporary employment agencies representative, and health specialist joined Beall on the panel. Jeff Ruster, Deputy Director for the City of San Jose's Office of

Economic Development, said that there is currently 98,000 thousand people in Santa Clara County who are unemployed. "These people have lost their jobs in areas such as the print media and transportation," Ruster said. "That's why reinvention is important in Santa Clara County. That's why it is important to have a solid foundation in skills such as math, reading and computers." The areas where Ruster believes people will be able to get jobs in are software programming, project management and healthcare. Kris Stadelman, Director of the North Valley Workforce Board, was also at the event to remind those in attendance to update their skill sets. "Today it is not about what degree you have, but what set of skills you have," Stadelman said. "Having a certain degree from twenty years ago will not get you the jobs you want because technology and other industries constantly change. Employers today are also looking for people who have expertise in more than one area." Stadelman also recommended joining social Web sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook in order to get more exposure. "Employers today are saying that these social Web sites are a much faster and more successful way to recruit people for jobs," Stadelman said. But what if someone needs a job now in order to pay bills? There are several job agencies that will assist individuals in finding work while they reinvent themselves. These agencies include work2future and Manpower. "Companies today are more focused on their bottom-line. That's where agencies like Manpower come in," said Twila Harrison, Project Manager at Manpower. "We are here to help those who could use some help during these difficult times." Assemblyman Beall suggested several Web sites that can guide individuals to the help they need. For more information visit www.asm.ca.gov/beall.


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"Desesperanza y dolor aún se vive en Haití" Testimonio de un rescatista que piensa regresar a la zona desvastada

Shown here from left to right are Hilbert Morales, Publisher, Osvaldo Morales, County Assessor Larry Stone, Manuel Araujo, and Ruben Garcia. This photo was taken by Rosario Vital, Editor, El Observador, following an orientation meeting about the Property Appraisal Assessment Management System (PAAMS) software program which True Automation will install during a two year $6 million process which began January 25, 2010 with a completion date of August 2012.

Assessor Hires "True Automation" By Hilbert Morales - El Observador

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he County of Santa Clara's Assessor, Larry Stone, this past week announced that 'True Automation,’ a Hispanic owned and operated high tech company was awarded a two year $6 million contract to further automate its operations. Osvaldo Morales, president & CEO of True Automation, briefly described how his firm focused its development, which began in 1997, on the automation. The software deals with the property assessment, appraisal, and management system (PAAMS) project to be installed. A joint vision has been developed which involves the adaptability, quality, and efficiency that improves productivity while reducing costs. The management system provides secure, reliable, prompt and accurate records on each property parcel. It manages an increasing workload without increased staffing. And this computerized property appraisal, assessment, and management system established the Assessor's rolls with the accuracy required and the compliance with California State standards. CEO Morales and his associates presented a series of ‘milestones’ that define the work and services to be provided. The kickoff of this project began Monday, January 25, 2010 with presentations to the Assessor's staff. These meetings established the trust and confidence needed for a successful collaborative coordination of all required work. The first element being addressed is the software to implement residential market analysis and 'gap analysis' is to be completed by March 2010. Its product development begins in April 2010 followed by supplemental system adjustments required by Proposition 8 and Proposition 13. Seven other packaged elements of this automated program will be installed and adjusted so that the whole system goes live in November 2011. In August 2012 this PAAMS is projected to receive 'final acceptance' and certification by the County Assessor's Office. True Automation is a firm located in Plano, Texas.

It was founded in 1997 and today has 180 clients being serviced by 100 employees with a customer satisfaction rate of 98%. It is rated as one of the top places to work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Its measured growth in new markets includes the states of Texas, Washington, Alaska, and now California. Those present (Hilbert Morales, publisher and Ruben Garcia, financial planner) who represented the local County of Santa Clara Hispanic business community are very pleased with this development that demonstrates directly the supportive role of Hispanic high tech enterprises. It is projected that with the appropriate promotion, this event could be used to inspire and encourage local Hispanic youth to develop their intellectual and creative potential through continued education and professional development. The visionary and competent public servant responsible is County Assessor Larry Stone. Elected in 1994 after serving as Mayor, Sunnyvale, CA, he systematically reorganized the County Assessor's Office operations. Various 'silos of information' existed and were protected by their stakeholders who were integrated over time into a more efficient, effective service. In the process many 'hard copy' property files were digitalized so that an entire floor of file cabinets were no longer needed. All of these efforts, costing an estimated $960,000 per floor were funded by the State of California using performance agreements developed and approved. Today, thanks to Larry Stone's business acumen and efforts, the Office of the County Assessor's operations do not depend on allocations from the General Fund, but are 'paid' by the State of California for its tax collection services. This will be the first County Assessors Office to have the PAAMS system in place, which permits its work to be accomplished with no additional staffing. We predict that other County Assessor's will follow this example of government efficiency and effectiveness. True Automation, with Osvaldo Morales’ guidance, will have a bright service business future here in California.

Por Rosario Vital El Observador a reconstrucción de Haití tomará años. Afotunadamente todavía existen personas de buena voluntad. Cuando estas catastrófes ocurren los primeros en llegar a estos lugares son los rescatistas. Los topos mexicanos conocidos por prestar sus servicios a nivel internacional de manera voluntaria se hicieron presente para ayudar a Haití. EO entrevistó a Oscar Oliva, el jefe de la Brigada de Topos de Cancún quien dijo que una gran desolación y desesperanza se vive en este lugar. "Hay tanta miseria, hay tanta destrucción hay niños huérfanos y mutilados que necesitan de ayuda. Me tocó ver como perros se comían a los niños", explicó Oliva. El joven rescatista afirmó que de todos los sismos y desastres naturales que le ha tocado participar no había visto en su experiencia algo tan catastrófico como el sismo e Haití. "Estuve en el Tsunami de Indonesia, el sismo en Manzanillo, en el Huracán Vilma en Cancún pero nada tan devastador como Haití". Aún Oliva recuerda los rostros de dolor y sufrimiento que ha dejado en Haití y aún recuerda a una persona que había perdido todo, casa, padres, hijos y cantaba porque estaba viva. "Es momento que la humanidad deje de pelear y no perder en tiempo en otras cosas. Tenemos que darnos la mano". Oliva no ha descartado su deseo de regresar. Debido a un protocolo ellos no pueden permanecer más de 15 días en las zonas de desastre. Sin embargo ya están pensando en ayudar a los víctimas en las inundaciones de Perú. Esta notable y brillante labor humanitaria es digno de admirar. Olivo y su brigada son seres humanos como otros algunos desempleados, otro de profesión payaso, otro domador de perros y él veterinario que se juntaron para ayudar a los necesitados. "Esperamos en Dios que si en un mes damos el primero curso en Cancún de topos para prepararlos a servir a otros. Paisanos nos piden que formemos una brigada de topos. Estoy listo para servir. Iremos a ayudarles y a transmitir este pequeno mensaje de preparación", dijo Oliva quien ya se encuentra en Cancún. La Brigada de Rescate mexicana, cuyos miembros son conocidos como los Topos, se formó en los días posteriores al trágico terremoto de 1985 en Ciudad de México. El grupo es conocido por su capacidad para excavar túneles que ayudan a encontrar sobrevivientes. Ellos están planificando visitar San Francisco y entrenar a voluntarios para que estén listos en caso de un desastre. Las personas interesadas pueden escribir a charovital@aol.com.

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Teachers Make Superintendent Recommendations By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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iscally responsible, an advocate for students, a consensus builder, effective communicator, and a fighter for increased public education funding at state and federal level. These are just a few of the recommendations made by teachers in the East Side Unified High School District in San Jose regarding the selection of the district's new Superintendent. "As teachers of East Side Union High School District, we are very invested in the district finding the best possible leader, in an expeditious manner," said Marissa Hanson, President of the East Side Teachers Association (ESTA). "We understand the need for continuity, and we appreciate the job Dan Moser has taken on as interim superintendent. But we believe that the difficult decisions facing the district need leadership and accountability, the sooner the better.â&#x20AC;? The list of five personal attributes and five areas of experience focuses on ability to solve financial problems,

along with integrity, leadership and success factors. Other qualifications that the teachers recommend include a consistent record of professional success, unimpeachable personal and professional integrity, proven experience in managing and celebrating diversity, teaching experience, a proven ability to overcome fiscal challenges. In addition to outlining specific criteria, the teachers also want to be involved in every stage of the selection process - making recommendations for possible candidates, participating in the paper screening of applications, being included in the oral interviews, and having their assessments of the finalists included in the final selection. The teachers will urge the East Side Unified High District board and administration to limit their search to California candidates, citing California's and the district's unique financial issues and diverse demographics. ESTA represents teachers and other education professionals who are on the front line of creating successful educational experiences for the 25,000 high school students in the 18-school district.

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udy S. Madrid 8/4/1949 1/23/2010 Recording Artist Musician a San Jose Legend for 45 years. Preceded in death by parents Manuel and Dolores Madrid. Survived by brother, Sonny Madrid, sisters Gloria Flores, Irene Morales, Sylvia Rodriguez, Eleanor Barraza, Evelyn Aguilar, many newphews and nieces. Memorial service Sun. 1/31 at 2PM, Rosary 5PM, Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner, San Jose. Funeral Mass Mon. Feb. 1 Sacred Heart Church, 325 Willow, San Jose 11AM. Burial Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara. Rudy Madrid's Funeral.

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cionados por el censo. Los datos del Censo se utilizan para decidir dónde ubicar tiendas, escuelas, hopitales, nuevos proyectos de vivienda y otras facilidades comunitarias. Tambien los datos del censo determinan los distritos legislativos y congresionales tanto locales como estatales. ¿Qué van a preguntar? En el cuestionario van a venir 10 preguntas y toma pocos minutos en completarlo. La persona indicada para completar esta información tiene que ser aquella que ha puesto su nombre en la

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CalendarC A L E N D A R I O HAITI Fundraiser @ South First Billiards When: January 29 at 9:00 PM Where: South First Billiards in San Jose, Cost: $10.00 minimum donation Info: www.myspace.com/theblankmanuscript

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 JosĂŠ: Paintings by Wayne Jiang When: Until May 30, 2010 Where: History Park in San Jose

Info: www.historysanjose.org or call 408 287 2290.

AZTEC DANCE! When: Every Tuesday From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: MACLA Theater 510 South 51h Street, San Jose Info: (408) 998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org

Taking Flight When: January 28- February 14, 2010 Where: The Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater in San Jose Info: (408) 272-9926 or visit www.teatrovision.org Growing from Seeds World Garden Workshop When: February 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Erikson Adult Education Center located at 4849 Pearl Avenue, San Jose Info: ritab@metroed.net. OPERA IN THE LIBRARY When: February 11 at 12:15 pm Where: Central Berkeley Public Library, 5th Floor, 2090 Kittredge Street Info: 510-981-6241 or www.berkeleyopera.org

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THIRD T R WORLD W (TERCER MUNDO) Am m maya Richi are a e all searching sea ching Juan, Amaya and Richi answ wers to o life life in Latin America America when whe en for answers rece eive word of an eclipse that they receive coincides with coincide with the t ancient cien Mayan Mayyan coincides calend r of 2012. 201 Third d World World weaves weaves calendar together h a tale t l of magical i l amulets t and d together with a search for love and hope for UFOs with a better future. f

Heart to Heart! When: Friday, February 12th, 3:30 to 5:00 pm Where: Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave in San Jose Info: www.grpg.org or call 408 298-7657. Ragged Wing Ensemble present 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: 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 CET Provides Legal Support for Elderly Citizenship Applicants When: February 6, at 1:00 pm. February 11, and 18 at 5:30 pm Where: 701 Vine St., San Jose Info: (408) 534-5215 City Lights Theater Company of San Jose Presents: Dead Man Walking By Tim Robbins (Based on the book Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean) In partnership with Notre Dame High School When: January 21, 2010 - February 21, 2010 Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm (Jan 31 & Feb 7) Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm (Feb 14 & 21)

Where: City Lights Theater Company 529 South Second St. San Jose, CA 95112 Info: (408) 295-4200 or visit us online at www.cltc.org

"Fragmentos de PerĂş" 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.

Las Puertas y ExhibiciĂłn se abrirĂĄn 2:30-4:30 PM Lugar: Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, 95116 Tiempo de Lectura del libro "Sopa de Zanahoria" LevĂĄntese y muĂŠvase con "Generations Community Wellness" DemostraciĂłn de Cocina con Chef LaLa El libro "Yummy Para Tu Pancita" serĂĄ regalado a quienes asistan al evento. Informes: Evelyn Romero (408)-260-3714

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

Done Sangre DĂ­a: 9 de febrero Hora: 1- 7pm Lugar: Fellowship Hall, 5828 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose. DĂ­a: MiĂŠrcoles 10 de febrero Hora: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Gymnasium, 3485 East Hills Dr., San Jose. Llame al (800-448-3543) o visite RedCrossBlood.org

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

ExhibiciĂłn de Braceros Lugar: Galeria del Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA DĂ­as: 20 de febrero a 5 de mayo Hora: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Lunes a Viernes

A Bit of Brazilian Music on Film When: Sat, Jan 23, 7:30 pm: Favela on Blast by Leandro HBL & Wesley Pentz Sun, Jan 24, 4:30 pm: Discovery of Brazil (Descobrimento do Brasil) by Humberto Mauro Info: 415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

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Red Light Winter When: Jan 28 - Feb 20.Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm Where Next Stage, 1620 Gough Street (at Bush), San Francisco Info: CustomMade.org or call 1-800-838-3006 Need Food? Phone: 1-800-984-3663 SecondHarvestFood.org Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award Honoring Pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement When: Saturday, January 30, 5:30 pm Potluck dinner at 6:30pm Where: Hombe of Vic and Barby Ulmer 13004 Paseo Presada (Corner of Paseo lado) Saratoga Sepa quĂŠ hacer en caso de terremotos y desastres DĂ­as: 30 de enero (9:00am - 12:00pm.) y 6 de febrero (1pm-4.30pm) Informes: (650) 903-6145 VacunaciĂłn Gratuita Contra H1N1 SĂĄbado 30 de enero Hora: 10:00 am 4:pm Lugar: Serramonte High School 699 Serramonte Blvd. Daly City Domingo 31 de enero Hora: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Lugar: Ted Adcock Community Center 535 Kelly Ave. Half Moon Bay Taller de CiudadanĂ­a DĂ­a: 4 de febrero Hora: 5:30 pm Lugar: 230 E. Dunne, Morgan Hill CA 95037 Cocina Saludable Gratuita DemostraciĂłn de cocina a cargo del Chef LaLa Gilroy DĂ­a: SĂĄbado 6 de Febrero, 2010 Hora: 9:30-10:00 AM Las Puertas y ExhibiciĂłn se abrirĂĄn 10:00-12:00 PM Tiempo de Lectura del libro "Sopa de Zanahoria" LevĂĄntese y muĂŠvase con "Generations Community Wellness" DemostraciĂłn de Cocina con Chef LaLa Lugar: Centro de Multiusos de Gilroy High School 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy, 95020 San Jose DĂ­a: SĂĄbado 6 de Febrero Hora: 2:00-2:30 PM

Tutankhamun y la Edad de Oro ExhibiciĂłn majestuosa en el Museo de Young DĂ­as: 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 ÂżNecesita Comida? Telefono: 1-800-984-3663 SecondHarvestFood.org Servicios de InmigraciĂłn OrganizaciĂłn de San JosĂŠ que ayuda a inmigrantes S.I.R.E.N Lugar: 1425 Koll Circle Suite 109 TelĂŠfono: (408) 453-3003 San Jose, CA 95112 (Entre la 4ta. Y Gish) www.siren-bayarea.org TOLTEKAYOTL: RaĂ­ces IndĂ­genas ExhibiciĂłn a cargo del historiador Luis Gova DĂ­a: Martes a sĂĄbado De: 10 am a 4pm Hasta enero de 2010 Lugar: San Jose City College 2100 Moorpark (esquina con Bascom) A espaldas de las canchas de Raquetball Registre su CELULAR Para recibir alertas en caso de emergencia La informaciĂłn se recibe en espaĂąol visite www.alertscc.gov Nuestra Escuelita www.nuestraescuelita.org Ayuda a que sus hijos sigan desarrollando el EspaĂąol Lugar: 405 South 10th Street San JosĂŠ CA 95112


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Horóscopo de Febrero Por Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Aries Buenas noticias referente a dinero y trabajo están por venir. Verás como todo toma un buen rumbo y te prepararás con las mejores energías para alcanzar esa meta a la que estás por llegar. Quieres y necesitas algo diferente que te haga recuperar la fe en el amor. Tauro Pronto iniciarás una nueva etapa, vienen en camino sorpresas y buenas noticias. Te llegará una cantidad de dinero inesperada y una gran oportunidad laboral que no debes desperdiciar. Recibirás regalos inesperados. Es tiempo que retorne la alegría a tu vida.

Géminis Cualquier padecimiento de salud que te afecte en este momento, se irá disipando conforme transcurra el mes de febrero. Te encontrarás con personas a las que dejaste de ver hace mucho tiempo y te darás cuenta de lo mucho que te aprecian los viejos amigos. Buenas noticias respecto al trabajo.

Cáncer Aunque hayas enfrentado problemas en el trabajo recientemente, la energía actual hará disipar las enemistades y las malas vibras. Viene una época muy agitada especialmente en cuanto a relaciones sentimentales se refiere. Tendrás que elegir entre la amistad dos personas Leo Vienen en camino oportunidades para que sobresalgas en tu profesión, los primeros quince días del mes podrás persuadir a los demás de lo que sea. Conocerás a alguien que te atraerá demasiado y aunque estés comprometido te será difícil luchar en contra de la tentación Virgo Si tu situación financiera ha pasado por muchos altibajos, no te preocupes demasiado porque una racha de buena suerte se hará presente durante todo el mes y podrás ponerte al día en todo. Un amigo o familiar se convertirá en tu benefactor. Libra Los altibajos de salud que has padecido por fin quedarán en el pasado. Vivirás algo especial este mes, lo verás como una recompensa. Hay

algo que te disgusta en el trabajo, te recomiendo la diplomacia por delante. En el amor eres correspondido.

Escorpión En estos días sentirás un poco de fatiga. Debes ponerte al día con lo que tengas pendiente por hacer durante la semana. Obtendrás un sabio consejo para aclarar una situación de pareja. Hay alguien que te quiere bien y te hará un gran favor sin que se lo pidas.

Sagitario De este mes en adelante, te esperan muchos compromisos y eventos sociales a los que no puedes dejar de asistir. Tu salud y apariencia física deben convertirse en las prioridades de tu agenda diaria. En el trabajo te tocará lidiar con gente de mentalidad obsoleta.

todos los asuntos se resuelven. Verás con alegría la resolución de algo legal.

Acuario Lo más importante que trae el mes de febrero para ti, es recuperación económica. La cantidad que tanto necesitas pronto llegará a tus manos y lograrás saldar las deudas atrasadas. En lo romántico sabes quién es la persona que en realidad te conviene. Piscis Aunque enfrentes oposición a tus planes, éstos saldrán siempre incluso mejor de lo que esperas ya que la posición de los astros se encuentra a tu favor. Esta época te trae la culminación de un sueño largamente acariciado. Lograrás imponerte y serás reconocido. Sugerencias y comentarios Novoeu28@gmail.com

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Mantener los huesos y las articulaciones saludables (NAPSMA) l esqueleto parece resistente y duradero por eso es difícil creer que el hueso es un tejido viviente, que se forma y reforma constantemente durante el crecimiento, lesiones y otros factores. El hueso se moldea y fortalece constantemente según sea necesario. Hasta alrededor de los 30 años de edad, factores variables favorecen la formación del hueso. Cuando el hueso se moldea, el calcio, el mineral principal almacenado en el hueso, es extraído del flujo sanguíneo para formar un hueso nuevo, razón por la cual ingerir calcio debidamente es importante. La vitamina D también desempeña una función importante para ayudar a que el cuerpo absorba el calcio. Los cambios físicos y los cambios en la dieta y el estilo de vida que suceden con la edad pueden afectar la salud del esqueleto, haciendo más propensas las quebraduras. Por ejemplo, la falta de calcio y vitamina D, la inactividad y el uso de tabaco pueden afectar la densidad ósea. Las articulaciones también se ven afectadas con la edad. El cartílago suave que cubre los extremos del hueso se hace más fino. La producción de sulfato de glucosamina, un componente natural producido por el cuerpo que ayuda a amortiguar el cartilago, también disminuye con la edad. "Mantener los huesos saludables es importante para

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todas las edades", comenta el doctor Luigi Gratton, M.D. "Pero, la cantidad adecuada de calcio y vitamina D es importante durante toda la vida y muchos adultos no consumen suficientes nutrientes en forma regular para cubrir las deficiencias". La mejor opción para la gente joven es ingerir de tres a cuatro porciones de productos lácteos al día durante el período de mayor desarrollo de los huesos. El calcio debe mantenerse alto durante la edad adulta, pero muchas personas no consumen lo suficiente. El suplementar con un producto como Herbalife Xtra-Cal(r) Advanced, que proporciona calcio y 100% del valor diario de la vitamina D, cumple con esta deficiencia. Las actividades como caminar o correr, además de ejercicios para desarrollar la fuerza muscular, también ayudan a desarrollar y mantener los huesos saludables. Los músculos fuertes ayudan a absorber algunas de las presiones que sufren las articulaciones a causa de las actividades diarias. Los productos como Herbalife(r) Joint Support Advanced ayudan a complementar la producción natural de glucosamina del cuerpo y a apoyar la salud de las articulaciones. Estar activo, comer bien y tomar suplementos cuando se necesitan, le brindarán la mejor posibilidad de mantener la salud de su esqueleto. Para mayor información, visite www.Herbalife.com.

County Predicts Third Wave of H1N1 Flu; Urges Parents to Get Children Second Vaccine Dose SAN MATEO, Calif. an Mateo County Health System officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible, given the likelihood that a third wave of H1N1 flu cases is on the horizon. It is important for children under age 10 to get two doses of H1N1 flu vaccine - at least three weeks apart because two doses provide better protection against the H1N1 virus for the less mature immune systems of younger children. But with the recent decline in H1N1 flu cases, many parents have yet to get their children the second dose of H1N1 vaccine. "I believe that a very high percent of children under age 10 who got a first dose of the H1N1 vaccine are either due or overdue for their second dose," said Dr. Scott Morrow, Health Officer for San Mateo County. "With a third wave of H1N1 flu likely to hit this year, I urge parents to get their children vaccinated, and I also urge anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible." Pandemic flu outbreaks have historically come in waves. The first wave of H1N1 flu illness hit in the spring of 2009, followed by a second wave last fall. Now that the second wave is declining and fewer people are getting

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The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: The F ontis Group, 455 N S anta Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara Co. Bryan Russell, 104 Anne Way, Los Gatos, C A 95032, St eve Smith, 17024 P ine A ve, L os Ga tos, C A 95032, Tim Stone, 5128 Halifax Dr., San Jose, CA 95130. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed her e in 1/15/2010. “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.) Bryan Russell Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533395

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The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: JDA Transportation, 1584 Br anham Lane #197, San Jose, CA 95118, S anta Clara Co. Johnny De Abreu, 1584 Branham Lane #197, S an Jose , C A 95118. This business is c onducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed here in 07/01/2004. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Johnny De Abreu Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533507 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Edri Remolding, 55 Boston Ave # 2, S an Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Rafael Escalante-Segura, 55 Boston Av #2, San Jose, CA 95128. 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 informa tion 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.) Rafael Escalante-Segura Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/27/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533353 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: A vadium Real Estate Investment, Avadium Mortgage, Avadium Mortgage Real Estate Investments, 1035 Minnesota Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, S anta Clara Co. Luis Sanchez, 2637 Briarwool Drive, San Jose, CA 95128. This business is c onducted 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 guilty of a crime.) Luis Sanchez Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533277 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Vietrad Express, 1625 So. 7th St eet, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Barry H Ly, 177 Winged Foot Pl., San Ramon, CA 94583. This business is c onducted 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 declar es as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Barry H Ly Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531233 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Car on Net, 1625 So 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clar a C o. B arry H L y, 177 Winged Foot Pl., San Ramon, CA 94583. This business is c onducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed here in 10/01/2009. “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.) Barry H Ly Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533288 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: O & T, 1591 Bittern D r., Sunn yvale, C A 94087, Santa Clara Co. Tali Erez, 1591 Bittern D r., Sunn yvale, C A 94087, Osnat Finkelshtein, 1291 Heatherstone, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a general partnership r egistrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed here in 1/21/2010. “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.) Osnat Finkelshtein/Tali Erez Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533166 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: ReelSpark, 5274 Rio Gr ande D rive, S an Jose , C A 95136, Santa Clara Co. Reel Spark, LLC, 5274 R io Grande D rive, S an Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted b y a limit ed liabilit y company registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/15/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Reel Spark, LLC Sanjay Vyas/General Manager Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/19/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533499 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: B eacon Technologies, 954 Hampsw ood Way, San Jose, CA 95120, S anta Clara Co. MBL & S ons Inc ., 954 Hampswood Way, S an Jose , C A 95120. This business is c onducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed her eon. “I declar e that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declar es as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) MBL & Sons , INC Barbara Laubach/President Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/27/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533419 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Passport Studio, 1221 Story Road, Ste 100, San Jose, CA 95122, S anta Clara Co. Helen Nguyen, 3158 B almoral D r., S an Jose, CA 95132. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/25/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and c orrect.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Helen D Nguyen Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533405 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: F ast & E ficent Handyman Serv., 1085 S 6th Steeet #1, S an Jose , C A 95112, S anta Clara Co. Sergio Gomez, 1085 S 6th Street #1, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed her e in

1/25/2010. “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.) Sergio Gomez Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533509 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: C ommunity Credit Counselors, 136 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126, S anta Clara Co. Miguel Rocha, 2187 B entley Ridge Dr., San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names 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.) Miguel Rocha Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/27/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533378 The follo wing person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: ESSER Communications, 1650 Canna Ln, San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Dimitry Taich, 1650 Canna Ln., San Jose, CA 95124, Vadim Shain, 10082 Amador Oak Ct ., C upertino, C A 95014. This business is c onducted by a gener al par tnership r egistrants have not y et begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all informa tion 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.) Vadim Shain Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161808 Superior C ourt of C alifornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Neha Krishanrao Mutta, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The c ourt finds that petitioner Neha Krishanrao Mutta, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decr ee changing names as follows: a. Neha Krishnara Mutta t o Neha S ahai THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this c ourt a t the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be gr anted on 03/30/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. F irst 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 Ob-


www.el-observador.com | JAN 29 - FEB 4, 2010 | 18 | servador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 21, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 29; Feb. 05, 12, 19, 2010 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161932 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Robel Rodriguez Lopez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Robel Rodriguez Lopez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Robel Rodriguez Lopez to D’Angelo Andrew Robel Rodriguez 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. 27, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 29; Feb. 05, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161797 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Devin Taylor, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Devin Taylor, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Devin Taylor, aka Devin C Taylor, aka Larry D Taylor, aka Lawrence D Taylor, aka Larry Devin Taylor to Devin Xavier Bené 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. 21, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 29; Feb. 05, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532535 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Children’s Cottage, 19342 Greenwood Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Jui-Chun Hsu, 19342 Greenwood Dr., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/1/2009. “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.) Jui-Chun Hsu Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/04/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533144 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Modern Lock and Key, Modern Lock and Security, Willow Glen Locksmith, Discount Mobile Locksmiths, Darrin’s Mobile Lock & Key, AAA Discount Mobile Locksmith, 1615 West Wood Drive, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Darrin Edward Wicker, 1585 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed 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.) Darrin Edward Wicker Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/19/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533026 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Bellgrove Realty, Bellgrove Financing, Bellgrove Investment, Dafully Realty, Dafully Financing, Dafully Investment, 18806 Bellgrove Circle, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Hwong Hsiang Hseau, 18806 Bellgrove Circle, Saratoga, CA 95070. 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.) Hwong Hsiang Hseau Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/14/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533055 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: O Salon and Spa, 19110 Stevens Creek Blvd. Ste C, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Raymond Hung, 4960 Owens Dr. Apt 737, Pleasanton, CA 94588, Ying Bi Whiteside, 4960 Owens Dr. Apt 737, Pleasanton, CA 94588. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Raymond Hung Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533064 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Videcam Multimedia, 3234 Segovia Ct., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Oscar E Lugo, 3234 Segovia Ct., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/07/10. “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.)

Oscar E Lugo Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161530 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fernando Gonzalez Mora, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Fernando Gonzalez Mora, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fernando - Gonzalez – Mora to Izzy – Fernando -Mora 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 03/23/2010 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. 14, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 05, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531976 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Collins-Pratt Consulting, 20 Descanso Drive, Unit 1438, San Jose, CA 95134, Santa Clara Co. Tara Pratt, 20 Descanso Drive, Unit 1438, San Jose, CA 95134, Robert Collins, Jr., 300 Klein Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tara Pratt Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/14/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532066 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Haury Properties, LLC, 111 S Gordon Way, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara Co. Haury Properties, LLC., 111 S Gordon Way, Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in January 2000. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Haury Properties, LLC Thomas G Haury/Managing Member Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/16/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532961 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Nor Cal Co Driwall, 1147 Oakview Rd., San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Abel Chavez, 628 Moraga, Livermore, CA 94550. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/31/2003.

“I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Abel Chavez Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532862 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: NHA Investments, Prestige Realty, 200 Serra Way, Ste 44, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. PRF Enterprise, 289 Long Valley Ct., San Jose, CA 95138. 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.) PRF Enterprise Dylan H Nguyen Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532854 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: D & L Janitorial Services, 2996 Knights Bridge, San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Angelica Ortiz, 2996 Knights Bridge, San Jose, CA 95132. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/04/2001. “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.) Angelica Ortiz Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532855 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Montague Valero, 1298 Montague Exp. Way, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Aadij Investment Inc., 22092, San Fernando CT., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 08/02/2004. “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.) Aadij Investment Inc Jatin P Parikh/Officer V.P. Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532159 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Tire & Wheel Discounts, 4238 Monterey Rd Suite B. San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Karim Beltran, 355 Wolfe Rd #416, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Amy Beltran, 335 Wolfe Rd #416, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Amy Beltran Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/18/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532744 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Arias Janitorial Service, 2637 Puccini Ave, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Jorge Arias, 2637 Puccini Ave, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/07/2010. “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.) Jorge Arias Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV161082 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jiewei Li, Ruohong Chen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Jiewei Li, Ruohong Chen, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chenchen Li to Brenda Chenchen Li 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 03/16/2010 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. 8, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan.15, 22, 29; Feb. 05, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158978 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alicia Nemitz & Peter Aliifua, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Alicia Nemitz & Peter Aliifua, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mailee Keiasia Fulsom to Mailee Keiasia Aliifua THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/16/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 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. Dec. 9, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan.15, 22, 29; Feb. 05, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532538 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Laca Restaurant and Bar, 1725 Rogers Ave #A, San Jose,

CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Van Lam, 2191 Del Franco St #B, 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.) Van Lam Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/04/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532439 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: TChips, 873 Maranta Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Shy-Horng Roger Wang, 873 Maranta Ave, 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.)

This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/08/2004. “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.) Guadalupe Perez Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532628 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Debt Bills, Debt Bills.com, Debt Bills Corporation, 3411 Thomas Rd., Suite 1, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. SMH Financial Group Inc., 189 Sierra Ct., Morgan Hill, CA 95037. 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.)

Shy-Horng Roger Wang Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2009

SMH Financial Group Inc. Sayed Hashimi/CEO Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/05/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532690 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Lenix Consulting, 2127 Santoro Lane, San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Marta Irene Arango Donadio, 2127 Santoro Lane, San Jose, CA 95124. 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.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531929 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MK Rentals & Property Management, 543 River View Drive, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Patricia Alton, 543 River View Drive, San 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 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.)

Marta I Arango D. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/06/2010

Patricia Alton Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532442 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: J.V. Cattle Co. 240 Gurries Dr., Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Joe G Vargas, 240 Gurries Dr., Gilroy, CA 95020. 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.)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159532 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jon-Paul Thompson, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jon-Paul Thompson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jon-Paul Thompson to Jon-Paul Giannini THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

Joe G Vargas Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532440 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Perez Income Tax, 459 S Capitol Ave #2, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Guadalupe Perez, 4249, Santa Susana Way, San Jose, CA 95111, Mayra L Perez, 4249 Santa Susana Way, San Jose, CA 95111.

Dec. 17, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 08, 15, 22, 29, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV160745 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuan Chen, Peng Zhang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Yuan Chen, Peng Zhang, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a de cree changing names as follows: a. Fengyuan Zhang to Sally Fengyuan Zhang 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 03/16/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 5, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 08, 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV160447 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heidy Arroyo, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Heidy Arroyo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shanty Patricia Garcia Arroyo to Shanty Patricia Arroyo 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 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 29, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 08, 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV160651 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungmoon Yoo/Jimin Im, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Seungmoon Yoo/Jimin Im have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seungmoon Yoo to Scott Seungmoon Yoo b. Jimin Im to Faith Jimin Yoo 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 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan 04, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 08, 15, 22, 29, 2010


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Regresa a Timbiriche México, (Notimex)

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a actriz y cantante mexicana Bibi Gaytán celebró 38 años de vida con su posible regreso a la actuación en "Timbiriche, el musical", junto al actor Jaime Camil, y cuyo estreno está previsto para abril próximo. Aunque el productor Alejandro Gou no ha confirmado el elenco del montaje, trascendió que en la parte femenina tiene en mente que alguna de la ex Timbiriche, Bibi Gaytán, Sasha o Thalía lleve el protagónico. La obra escrita por Martha Carrillo, René Franco y Cristina García, se realizará bajo la dirección del argentino Gustavo Zajac. En el musical, se interpretarán temas como "Acelerar", "Tú y yo somos uno mismo", "Corro, vuelo, me acelero" y "Muriendo lento", entre otros de la famosa banda de los años 90 . Silvia Gaytán Barragán, por su nombre de pila, nació el 27 de enero de 1972, en Tapachula, Chiapas, pero su familia se mudó a Villahermosa, Tabasco, por lo que ella se considera tabasqueña al haber vivido su infancia y adolescencia en esa localidad.

Maria José

Latin pop stars visit downtown San Jose By Cinthia Rodriguez - El Observador

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a Kalle, an Univision Radio station, presented Maria Jose and Tati, two of the most popular women in music at the moment during the station's first private concert of the year on January 22, at Miami Beach Club in downtown San Jose. The Colombian recording artist Tati, took the stage to perform songs from her debut album, El Latido de mi Corazon. Her time on the stage was limited due to a minor sore throat that she made public to her fans, but she performed four songs and her hit “Amame.” "I loved the environment," said Tati. "It was super cool." After the quick performance, the pop star took photos with her fans. "I will begin recording my next album," said Tati. The next album is due sometime in the summer of this year. As photos were taken, others also waited for Mexican singer, Maria Jose.

Before going on stage she also took photos with selected fans. "Thanks a lot for coming out," said Maria Jose. Jose has been on magazine covers and began her career singing with the group Kabah. She performed the group's popular song "La Calle de las Sirenas," along with others. Like many other celebrities, she reminded everyone to have a good year and remember those who are suffering. "I would like to dedicate this next song to the people in Haiti," said Maria Jose as she continued with her set. Unlike pop star Tati, Jose signed autographs, took photos and even accepted a drink from the crowd between songs. "No soy una señora," from album Amante de lo Ajeno, that was released last year was performed as a closing song. Jose will kick off her tour on February 6 in San Francisco.

SUDAMÉRICA EN DVD Por Martín del Palacio sta semana Río de Janeiro y Buenos Aires están más cerca gracias al lanzamiento de dos películas de acción. Por un lado, llega a las estanterías "Once Upon Time in Rio", título en inglés de "Era uma vez...", uno de los más grandes éxitos del cine brasileño de los últimos tiempos y segunda película del celebrado director Breno Silveira, el mismo que cuatro años atrás batió todos los récords locales de recaudación con "2 Filhos de Francisco". Aquella película fue la seleccionada por Brasil para participar en el Oscar en el 2005 y además fue la más taquillera en el gran país sudamericano desde el estreno treinta años antes de "Doña Flor y sus dos maridos". El otro estreno de Maya de la semana es "Sultanes del sur", una ambiciosa coproducción entre España,

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México y Argentina que fue rodada en su mayor parte en Buenos Aires y cuyo director no es otro que Alejandro Lozano, quien cinco años atrás concretó la divertida "Matando Cabos". En aquella película Lozano se basó en un guión del argentino radicado en México Tony Dalton, también protagonista, quien fue a su vez el autor del guión de esta nueva propuesta. El elenco de "Sultanes del sur" está encabezado por el propio Dalton, la mexicana Ana de la Reguera (la monjita de "Nacho Libre"), el catalán Jordi Mollá ("Elizabeth: the Golden Age") y el también mexicano Silverio Palacios. "Sultanes del sur" está hablada en español con subtítulos en inglés y tiene un precio de lista de $ 14.98. "Once Upon a Time in Rio" está hablada en portugués con subtítulos en inglés y su precio de lista es de $ 14.98.

Bibi Gaytán


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abañas, delantero titular de la selección paraguaya de fútbol y del equipo El America, recibió la madrugada del lunes pasado un balazo en la cabeza en un confuso incidente registrado en un bar de la ciudad de México. Se cree que fue lío de faldas que originó a que le metieran bala. Salvador Cabañas se ha consolidado como un delantero indispensable para La Albirroja que marcha impresionante rumbo a la calificación para el mundial 2010 en Sudáfrica en donde seguramente estará Cabañas. La bala La decisión de los médicos del futbolista Salvador Cabañas de dejar la bala dentro del cráneo no resulta riesgosa para la salud del jugador, siempre y cuando se hagan los seguimientos adecuados. Una de las posibilidades por las que se llegó a esa resolución probablemente se debe a que por el impulso del proyectil éste se alojó lejos de su entrada e intentar sacarlo dañaría más al paciente, comentó Edna Sicajal Meneses, jefa del Servicio de Neurología de la Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad "Magdalena de las Salinas". En este sentido, para la neurocirujana es conveniente quitar únicamente lo que esté a su alcance, ya sea un coágulo, las esquirlas de la bala que pudieron desprenderse después del im-

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pacto o hasta la bala misma, ya que el cerebro es un órgano vital, muy delicado, que puede dañarse si hay mucha manipulación en él. Pero al tener dentro del cráneo un objeto que el organismo no identifica, puede tener consecuencias como abscesos, infecciones o hinchazones, por lo que es necesario que se le hagan tomografías habitualmente. De esta manera, la especialista mencionó que al realizarle los estudios pertinentes se podrá ver si el paciente está respondiendo positivamente al procedimiento al que fue sometido. Respecto al estado de sedación en el que se encuentra, indicó que esto consiste en inducir a la persona a un coma por medio de medicamentos, lo cual permite que el paciente esté tranquilo y para que disminuya el edema cerebral. Con este procedimiento también se pueden evitar crisis convulsivas y los doctores tendrán mayor facilidad para manejar el órgano, así como el cerebro tendrá mejor proceso de oxigenación, indicó. Sobre la recuperación de Cabañas para regresar a las canchas, Sicajal Meneses cree que esto dependerá de los síntomas que presente días después de su cirugía, ya que hay que observar si hay alteraciones de funciones vitales, como el habla o el movimiento, lo cual es clave para saber si se requiere un tratamiento médico, quirúrgico o físico. Δ (Notimex)

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