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Diversión infantil económica para este nuevo año

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Por Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne, PhD

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i usted es como muchos padres de familia, se encuentra pagando cuentas de la Navidad, preocupado por la situación económica, y tal vez por su trabajo. Durante estos tiempos estresantes, podemos descubrir maneras de ahorrar dinero mientras reducimos nuestro estrés y nos mantenemos conectados a nuestra familia. Un paseo a un parque local puede ser tan divertido como un costoso parque de diversiones. Los niños pequeños son buenos ejemplos, ya que disfrutan simplemente jugando y pueden usar su imaginación para inventar actividades y juegos entretenidos. No necesitan juguetes caros o equipo sofisticado, pero sí necesitan adultos con quienes jugar, en lugar de tener siempre la TV como pasatiempo. He aquí unas ideas divertidas que no cuestan nada o cuestan muy poco: * Consiga algunas cajas y corte agujeros de distintas formas y tamaños. Mire cómo sus pequeños entran y salen de las cajas, y guardan y esconden objetos en ellas. Para niños mayorcitos, saque los colores y permita que decoren las cajas. * Guarde los recipientes de leche lavados, recorte la apertura superior, y séllelos con cinta engomada. Con el tiempo contarán con bastantes bloques para que sus pequeños jueguen. Son livianos, y es divertido hacer construcciones y derrumbarlas. * Haga su propia plastilina. Mezcle 2 tazas de harina, 2 tazas de agua tibia, 1 taza de sal, 2 cucharadas de aceite vegetal, y 1 cucharada de crema tártara. Cocine sobre fuego moderado, y luego añádale colorante de alimento y déjelo enfriar.

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Siéntense a jugar; el jugar con plastilina reduce el estrés. * Lea con sus niños. Vayan a la biblioteca regularmente y permita que sus niños escojan libros para leer juntos. * Salgan a caminar en la naturaleza y lleven una canasta para recoger objetos selectos. Cuando regresen a casa, saque papel, pegamento y colores, y usen los “tesoros” de la caminata para diseñar obras de arte, regalos, o postales de Año Nuevo. * Saque ropa vieja, anime a sus niños a disfrazarse, y sugiérales que se inventen una obra teatral para deleite de la familia. * Jueguen juegos. Puede comprar juegos de barajas y de mesa tanto divertidos como instructivos que durarán años. Sin costo alguno pueden jugar a las mímicas o al esconderse. * Horneen un pastel (puede comprar mezcla preparada en la tienda) y permita que sus niños lo decoren con adornos o frutas. Hagan una fiesta y sirvan el pastel. * Preparen un día de campo en casa poniendo una sábana en la sala e invitando amiguitos a almorzar. La diversión familiar no tiene que costar mucho, ¡y sus recompensas no tienen precio! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Escuche a la Doctora Marisol en Nuestros Niños los domingos de 8 a 9 AM en La Kalle 100.7/105.7 FM, KBBF La Nuestra 89.1 FM, KLOK Tricolor 99.5 FM, Jose 107.1 FM y KMBX 700 AM. Para más información, llame al 1-86699NINOS y visite www.nuestrosninos.com.

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No hay que bajar la guardia Por Maribel Hastings America’s Voice

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ASHINGTON, D.C. Este lunes participé de un programa radial en español de la costa Oeste que recibe llamadas de los radioescuchas. Uno de ellos sentenció seguro que “no habrá reforma migratoria”. Todos los políticos y los grupos de presión, afirmó, prometen cosas que no pueden cumplir y los inmigrantes “somos sus conejillos de Indias”. La frustración es entendible, sobre todo en su caso porque afirmó que se bene ficiaría de una reforma migratoria integral que hasta ahora ha sido elusiva. Pero tras largos meses de espera y promesas por cumplirse, ahora más que nunca hay que ejercer la mayor presión posible. El 20 de enero Barack Obama cumple su primer año como presidente. La promesa de promulgar una reforma migratoria amplia durante ese primer año obviamente no pudo cumplirse, pero la promesa de campaña no desaparece por ello. Muchos aguardan a ver qué dirá o qué no dirá Obama sobre el tema migratorio en su primer discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión que pronunciará ante una sesión conjunta del Congreso a fines de mes. El debate de la reforma de salud está en su recta final. Las versiones aprobadas por la Cámara Baja y el Senado serán unificadas y está tratando de evitarse el tradicional sistema de conciliación con miras a agilizar el proceso. De no haber mayores complicaciones, la intención es tratar de completar el proceso y la aprobación final de dicha reforma sanitaria en las próximas semanas. Aunque hay otros asuntos en la agenda legislativa, muchos abogan para que la reforma migratoria se discuta en el Senado en los próximos meses. Ahí, el senador demócrata de Nueva York, Charles Schumer, y el senador republicano de Carolina del Sur, Lindsey Graham, arman una medida cuyos lineamientos podrían presentarse próximamente. En la Cámara Baja, donde el congresista demócrata de Illinois, Luis Gutiérrez, anunció un proyecto de ley el pasado 15 de diciembre, (presentado por el congresista demócrata de Texas, Solomón Ortiz, como la medida H.R. 4321), los líderes demócratas aseguran que aguardarán a

que el Senado actúe antes de considerar un proyecto de reforma. También hoy hubo reportes de prensa de los esfuerzos por lograr una medida bipartidista de reforma migratoria. Tomando en cuenta que 2010 es año electoral, obviamente el tiempo apremia. Los diversos sectores de interés están ejerciendo presión conjunta e individual. Cuatro estudiantes que defienden la DREAM Act, medida que legalizaría a estudiantes indocumentados y que formaría parte de una reforma integral, partieron desde Miami en una caminata de 1,500 millas con miras a llegar hasta a la capital estadounidense. Esperan completar la caminata en cuatro meses y presionar de esa forma por la reforma migratoria. “Estoy cansado de volver a la escuela cada semestre y escuchar sobre otro amigo que fue detenido y deportado”, dijo Juan Rodríguez, uno de los estudiantes, según reportó el diario The New York Times. La Iglesia Católica, por su parte, espera concretar el envío de millones de tarjetas postales al Congreso instando por la reforma migratoria. La presión de los grupos ha sido constante por los pasados meses, pero digamos que ahora no es el momento de bajar la guardia. Dependiendo de lo que pase -o no pase- en el frente migratorio, quienes gozan del privilegio de votar tendrán la oportunidad este año de acudir a las urnas en las elecciones de medio tiempo en noviembre y pasarle factura a quienes obs truyan la reforma o no cumplan con sus promesas. Muchos de esos votantes son inmigrantes que en los comicios del 2008 votaron por primera vez. Otros son votantes que pueden ser la voz de indocumentados que son sus familiares o sus amigos. Demostrar el poder político en las urnas es finalmente la mejor arma de persuasión y la que mejor entienden los políticos que están eternamente en campaña aunque muchas veces olviden que su supervivencia está en mano de los electores. (Maribel Hastings es Asesora Ejecutiva de America’s Voice)

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What Have You Resolved? By Hilbert Morales - El Observador

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n making your 2010 New Year’s resolutions you have asked for certain issues to happen or improve. What does the publisher of El Observador want to happen or improve? One action that our community of readers already know is that when they want to read EO, they can read our information in its entirety on our website: www.el-observador.com. Another is that our readers begin to provide the editor and publisher with feedback communications that help us guide our efforts to do the research that enables us to inform you about matters that you care about. We all need good, factual, and truthful information as a base for our personal decision making process. As a community we need more leaders who have the wisdom to communicate, collaborate and truly be committed to service the people. Too many of our current leaders, especially elected officials, do not focus on doing what is best for the people, but rather focus on doing what is best for their reelection. An outcome is the partisan politics, which has prevented them from attending to “the business of the people.” May our current leaders have the wisdom to govern all of us? One thing we might all ask for as a 2010 New Year’s resolution is to have the wisdom to know what is right from what is wrong in our lives and to have the courage to act on it. Many in our community are stoic. They silently endure what is happening in their community and its economy. May these folks begin to speak out about their concerns? And these folks need to be responsible for providing some support to those who try to speak up on their behalf. Learn to express your thoughts using a ‘gentle tongue’. We must all have the faith that good things will prevail over bad things. When the news is very bad, we must have the faith that some good will come in the end. We must understand that we are all interconnected by our relationships in this community. We all need jobs that contribute to the well being of others and ourselves. Individuals feel good when they are employed without exploitation. We must all try to perform the work we have very well because its products or services affect others. We all need the ability to remember what is le-

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gitimately needed. We all must begin to practice forgetting those things that are best forgotten. The community must be able to trust groups, such as the local sheriffs and police, whose duty and purpose is to maintain ‘law and order’ in the community. The mis-use of force and the abusive events we hear about involve only a few individuals out of the 1300 police officers in the San Jose Police Department. The violence that goes on in this community cannot be dealt with effectively without the involvement of those who truthfully relate what was witnessed. The fear of being a witness seems to hinder the ability to resolve many violent events, murders, and vandalism. A major concern deals with this community’s ability to remain sensitive to what is going on in this community. It may be possible that too many of us have become insensitive as a result of tuning out all those reports on war, violence, terrorism, local murders and destruction that we witness daily. An example is that just south of the MexicanU.S.A. border, during the past three years more than 15,000 individuals have been killed (or disappeared). Why does the American mainstream media not provide the appropriate level of news coverage? This ‘drug war’ may be as expensive as the wars in the Middle East. What has been going on is not good for both Mexico and the United States. Could it be that it is time to legalize the current drug traffic so as to be able to know who is involved, who profits, and most importantly, have the ability to tax its cash flow? What 2010 New Year’s resolutions have you made? One important action that this community needs is to resolve to fully participate in the Census 2010 effort because that impacts the representation in Congress, the allocation of tax revenues, and much more. Everybody who is a resident must participate in the 2010 Census. An important resolution is to continue increased support of EL OBSERVADOR with your business advertisements, your interest and involvement because we are your community’s source of useful information. We depend upon and appreciate your involvement as a stakeholder. Information technology is changing the information industry in many profound ways.Δ

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Ten-Cent Per Drink Fee To Mitigate Billions In Alcohol-Related Harm Dies In Assembly Committee

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proposal to raise $1.4 billion in revenue by increasing fees on beer, wine, and distilled spirits to the equivalent of a dime per drink was killed in the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday January 5. Revenue from Assembly Bill 1019, introduced in the previous session by Assembly member Jim Beall, Jr., was aimed at mitigating some of the estimated $38 billion Californians annually pay for costs related to alcohol-related accidents, illnesses, injuries, and deaths. Beall said he is looking at introducing a simi-

lar bill and he expects a similar battle with special interests that had worked to kill AB 1019. "At a time when Californians are seeing drastic cuts to their schools and essential services, the alcohol industry continues to escape paying a single penny more to offset the billions in harm their products generate in medical, court, police, and prison costs,'' Beall said. "We cannot afford to subsidize the alcohol industry's free ride. It's time for Big Alcohol to sober up and help pay the tab. Drinking is a matter of personal responsibility. But I also believe the alcohol industry has a responsibility to pay its fair share for the damage their products create." The alcohol industry is entering its 20th year without any state fee or tax increase despite inflation. But polls by the Public Policy Institute of California and the Field Poll show three-quarters of Californians support increasing levies on alcohol. Researchers also say increasing fees on alcohol will also curb under-age drinking which comprises an estimated 12 to 20 percent of the market. Revenue from AB 1019 would have been used to pay for alcohol-related emergency room and trauma care, hospitalization, criminal justice and enforcement, treatment and recovery, and prevention through education and research.

Information to help Cope with Winter’s Impact By David Cortese Supervisor, Third District, County of Santa Clara

them from the food stamp program. This is not so. The county distinguishes these properties from “countable property” such as cash on hand he recent cold weather front was a re- and bank accounts. These and other rules can be minder that winter is here. Many have explained once the person meets with an eligibilalready prepared themselves for the ity officer. cold months that lie ahead. But Another resource is what about our friends, family the Second Harvest Food With the county unem- Bank, which distributes and acquaintances, who do not have the basic necessities such ployment rate hovering groceries to those who as shelter, food and health inafford to buy their around 11.9%, it is likely cannot surance? How can we help own. They also have acthem? When the cold weather that we each know at least cess to locations that serve hits, one of the first things to one person or family suffer- hot meals, year round. weaken is our immune system, ing in some manner be- People in need can call 1making us vulnerable to colds 800-984-3663 and talk and flu. The County of Santa cause of the winter. So here with Food Bank staff in Clara, despite the current econ- is information on county English, Spanish or Vietomy, is mandated to provide services that might be useful namese. If someone you health and welfare services to is in need of food in warming up someone’s know its residents, as well as General assistance, please contact Assistance and health care for life: my office at (408) 299the indigent in our community. 5030 or theWith the county unemployment rate hovering around 11.9%, it is likely vu.nguyen@bos.sccgov.org. Financial Assistance that we each know at least one person or family suffering in some manner because of the winter. The County has limited provision to provide So here is information on county services that financial assistance to individuals and families might be useful in warming up someone’s life: with little or no income. Financial assistance inHealth Coverage cludes cash assistance for families with children The county helps provide access to health in- (CalWORKs), cash loans for adults (General Assurance through three primary programs, Medi- sistance), and cash assistance for refugees and imCAL, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids. migrants. Participants in the CalWORKs Participation in these programs is dependent upon program may also be required to participate in job income, property, age, residency and immigration preparation programs. As with the programs destatus. The Medi-CAL program is further broken scribed above, eligibility has to be verified in down by families with children, children, pregnant order to participate. Programs like these oftenwomen, adults (elderly, blind, or disabled), nurs- times provide a much-needed boost to a single ing home care, refugees and confidential youth person or family experiencing a difficult time. If medical services. Medical services are also coor- you know someone in need of financial assisdinated through the Valley Medical Center, which tance, please contact my office at (408) 299-5030 provides medical care to all residents of our or the-vu.nguyen@bos.sccgov.org. county, regardless of their ability to pay. If you Housing know of someone in need of health insurance or The County’s Office of Affordable Housing medical services, please contact my office at (408) focuses on developing and preserving housing 299-5030 or lara.mccabe@bos.sccgov.org. units for lower income and special needs populaFood Insecurity tion. If you know of someone in immediate need, This is a term for people who do not have the county can guide you to one of the 26 emerenough income for their basic food needs. The gency shelters that provide close to 1,000 beds county administers the food stamp program for year round (with additional beds available during single people and families who have limited or no the winter). These are not long-term accommoincome for food. Once eligibility is verified dations but can help buy a little time until an indi(based on statements of income and other criteria), vidual or family can figure out their next steps. food stamp clients are given a plastic card to purIf you know someone in need of housing aschase food at most grocery stores. It is important sistance, please contact my office at (408) 299to note that many legal non-citizens can get food 5030 or mike.donohoe@bos.sccgov.org. stamp benefits. Even if you can’t get food stamp I know that times are tough but I also know benefits for yourself, family members born in this that we will not abandon our friends and neighcountry can. Many people think that because they bors during this winter season. I hope you will have property such as furniture, clothing, jewelry take a minute to pass this information on to your and vehicles that this automatically disqualifies contacts in the community.

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

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an José, Calif.- A causa de que Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) enfrenta una reducción económica a causa de la recesión y la eliminación de los fondos estatales, habrán reducciones de servicio comenzando el Lunes, 11 de enero de 2010. Personas que deseen información acerca de los cambios y en cómo estos los impactaran podrán visitar el sitio de red en el www.vta.org/servicereductions o comunicarse con el servicio al cliente de VTA al (408) 321-2300 en español. VTA realizo una campaña extensa para comunicar los cambios vía volantes y letreros dentro de los autobuses y tranvías, paginas de red, avisos en los periódicos, relaciones públicas, y presentaciones públicas. En la comunidad, VTA llevó mapas detallados de los cambios por todos los centros de tránsito desde la ciudad de Palo alto hasta Gilroy. Habrán representantes de VTA guiando a los pasajeros en lugares donde hay cambios más significativos, tales como el Centro de Transito de Great Mall en Milpitas y el Centro de Transito de Eastridge y Alum Rock en San José. Los embajadores de VTA también estarán disponibles en otras aéreas donde sean necesarias. La página de la red mundial ofrece descripciones por escrito en inglés de los cambios a las rutas, los nuevos mapas y un planificador de viaje que le provee información basada en los horarios que estarán listos para el 11 de enero. El Centro de Servicio al Cliente está disponible para personas que llamen en español, u otros idiomas, al igual que para personas con problemas auditivos y el sitio de la red mundial eta diseñada para personas con impedimentos visuales. Solo dos rutas estarán completamente descontinuadas el 11 de enero; la Línea 33 en Milpitas y la Línea 43 en el este de San José. Las otras dos rutas, Ruta 76 y el Shuttle de River Oaks, serán descontinuados para a mediados del año. La reducción de servicio ha sido planificada con mucho cuidado por los Planificadores de Servicio de VTA para tener el menor impacto posible para los pasajeros. Muchas de las rutas incluyen eliminar la viajes por la mañana o por la noche, aunque algunas rutas podrían experimentar cambias significativos durante la semana en el medio del día o con el servicio del fin de semana. Para más información por favor comuníquese con el Centro de Servicio al Pasajero de VTA (408) 321-2300, TTY solamente (408) 321-2330. O si desea visite www.vta.org y haga clic en el sobre azul si desea recibir información acerca de los autobuses y tranvías en ingles vía correo electrónico.

Líneas de Autobús de VTA 11 y 13

Servicio Descontinuado los domingos Líneas de Autobús de VTA 13, 42, 43, 45 y 46

Cambios en Horarios y/o Frecuencia Tranvía de VTA; y Líneas de Autobús de VTA 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77, 81, 82, 88, 89, 101, 104, 121, 140, 168, 180, 181, 304, 328, 330 y el DASH Shuttle.

Por favor planifique con tiempo su viaje. Habrá nuevos horarios en los autobuses y tranvías desde el 1 de enero. Comuníquese con el Departamento de Servicio al Pasajero en español para que le ayuden a planificar su viaje. Este servicio es gratis. O visite la página del internet en inglés: www.vta.org/servicereductions para más detalles acerca de los cambios. 0911-7089

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Bring Your Used Cell Phone To Liberty Tax’s Grand Opening And Help A Soldier Call Home

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an Jose, CA- The New Liberty Tax Service office at 5510 Almaden Expressway Suite B is hosting a used cell phone collection event to help Cell Phones for Soldiers on Saturday, January 9, from 10am until 2p.m. It’s part of the company’s national focus on supporting our troops by hosting collection events at all of its US offices. Liberty’s tax professionals will be on hand to provide free tax advice. The company plans to serve free food, refreshments, balloons and so much more. The office is located at 5510 Almaden Expressway Suite B, San Jose, CA across from Almaden Plaza (Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc). “Every donated used cell phone can buy a calling card up to 72 minutes for a soldier,” said Susan Salgado of Liberty Tax Service. Each Fall, Liberty Tax Service (www.libertytax.com) offers classes to educate the public about individual tax preparation, and

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to clarify the latest tax changes. The only cost is a charge for books, which may be paltry in comparison with the cost of mistakes. During the ten weeks of instruction, students learn the fundamentals of basic income tax preparation. Instructors cover all schedules, credits and forms that can be filed with an individual tax return. Topics include filing an amended return, and how to file as a sole proprietor business owner. After completing the course, students can utilize their new skill set by applying for tax preparer positions. Liberty Tax will donate all collected phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. This organization is dedicated to enabling soldiers stationed in Iraq and overseas to afford to call loved ones. They recycle used cell phones to provide calling cards for soldiers. The website (www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com) has details for those who would like to make cash donations.

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ince August 2009, 9,000 hotel workers have been working without a new contract. They have tried negotiating with hospitality corporations that continue to remain profitable, even in a recession year. Boycotts have been called at four San Francisco hotels: the Grand Hyatt, the Palace, the Westin St. Francis, and the W Hotels. Over 1,000 hotel workers have participated in strikes at three of these hotels, and future work stoppages remain a possibility. Even after all of this, hotel corporations refuse to settle a contract that would have cost them only 1.5% increase in total labor costs during the one-year term. Thus, hotel workers continue to fight - with renewed vigor and spirit. January 5, 2010 marked the launch of the largest boy-

cott target yet, the Hilton Hotel Union Square. Led by Unite Here’s International President, John Wilhelm and AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, over 1,400 hotel workers marched through downtown San Francisco. “We’ve proposed the cheapest contract in the union’s history while the corporations continue to make millions,” said John Elrod, a bartender at the W Hotel. “I think the hotel workers have sacrificed enough. It’s time the hotel corporations realize that we’re not going to give up.” Nearly 100 hotel workers and community members were arrested in September 2009 for engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience. On Tuesday, the SFPD arrest over 140 hotel workers and their supporters during the rally.


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Rally For Senate Bill 810

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he California Alliance for Retired Americans will provide a bus for the January 11th rally. It will leave from the South Bay Labor Council at 2102 Almaden Road in San Jose at 9 o’clock am and return to the Labor Council around 3:30 or 4 pm. The rally itself will be from 12 o’clock noon till 1:30 pm and will be preceded by a march through downtown Sacramento by the California Health Professional Student Alliance. Donations will be taken on the bus to help de-

fray the cost of the trip. The bus itself will cost $1100 and a box lunch will be provided after the rally, probably at the site where the bus reloads for the trip home. No one will be turned away or denied lunch due to lack of funds. It is suggested that everyone bring water and snacks for the bus trip. These items will not be provided on the bus. For more information e-mail ymple@msn.com or call 408 984 8708.

Local Health Underwriters donate $10k to charities

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

charity addressing poverty in Silicon Valley. For their continued service to the working poor families, they received $2000. Sacred Heart Community Service matches impoverished families with group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs during the holidays. The other three charities that received $1,000 each this year were: * Operation Intercession, a ministry group operated from Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, which provides prayer, encouragement and support to families and friends who have loved ones in the military’s active duty. Care packages are sent to support the brave men and women serving in uniform. * The Tiana Foundation, which helps parents who have lost children to neonatal or infant death syndrome, and assists them in funding memorial markers. * The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, which provides food to lowincome households. This donation will help them serve the 216,000 individuals that they serve each month.

No hay ningún costo, obligación o requerimiento de edad o ingresos para este programa obligatorio por orden del estado.

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AN JOSE, California - This year Captain Terrence Calderon and the Santa Clara County Sheriffs were not the only recipients of the annual Silicon Valley Association Health Underwriters’ holiday gala. While new and unwrapped toys were donated on 12/9 for local families living on the Moffett Field Air Force base, five other local charities received a total of $10,000 in donations from the Associations of Health Underwriters. CEO at InnVision, Christine Burroughs (second from the left), attended and picked up a donation check for $5,000. Founded in 1973, InnVision is the largest provider of shelter, food and supportive services for over 25,000 homeless and at-risk families in Silicon Valley. Through their 20 locations, they address the needs of men, women, children, veterans and mentally ill adults. Emergency shelter, transitional housing, job training, and children’s programs are just a few of the services that will continue to thrive with local support such as this. Sacred Heart Community Service is another

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TSA Guidance for Passengers on Heightened Security

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¿LE INTERESA INFORMARSE SOBRE EL SISTEMA DE TRENES DE ALTA VELOCIDAD DE CALIFORNIA Asista a las reuniones públicas de “casa abierta” para enterarse acerca de los próximos pasos que se tomarán en la revisión ambiental de la sección de San José a Merced del sistema de Trenes de Alta Velocidad de California. La Autoridad de Ferrocarriles de Alta Velocidad de California mostrará al público los resultados del borrador del Análisis de Alternativas, así como sus recomendaciones para las posibles opciones de las alternativas, estaciones, y diseños a incluirse en el borrador del Informe/Declaración de Impacto Ambiental (EIR/S, por sus siglas en inglés). Después de recibir los comentarios del público, este informe se afinará y será emitido nuevamente como el Informe Final del Análisis de Alternativas.

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Con excepción de la reunión en Merced, las reuniones se llevarán a cabo de 6:00 a 8:00 p.m. y se celebrarán con el formato de “casa abierta.” Usted podrá asistir a la reunión en cualquier momento durante esas horas. La información transmitida será la misma en cada reunión. Los integrantes del grupo a cargo de la sección de San José a Merced estarán disponibles para responder a preguntas sobre el proyecto.

Para más información, por favor llame al 1-800-881-5799.

Q: What additional security measures is TSA taking domestically? A: TSA has a layered approach to security that allows us to surge resources as needed on a daily basis. We have the ability to quickly implement additional screening measures including explosive detection canine teams, law enforcement officers, gate screening, behavior detection and other measures both seen and unseen. Passengers should not expect to see the same thing at every airport. Q: What additional security measures are being taken for international flights to U.S. destinations? A: On January 3, 2009, the Transportation Security Administration issued a new security directive to all U.S. and international air carriers with inbound flights to the U.S. effective January 4, 2010. The new directive includes long-term, sustainable security measures developed in consultation with law enforcement officials and our domestic and international partners. TSA is mandating that every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world traveling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening. TSA directed

the increase use of enhanced screening technologies and mandates threat-based and random screening for majority passengers on U.S. bound international flights. Q: Do passengers need to do anything differently to prepare for checkpoint security procedures? Has anything changed in terms of what passengers can bring in their carry-on or checked bags? A: At this time, security checkpoint requirements for passengers departing U.S. airports remain the same. Passengers do not need to do anything differently, but they may notice additional security measures at the airport. Q: Should passengers plan to arrive at airports earlier than normal? A: Passengers may want to allow additional time to get through security on international flights bound to U.S. These times may vary by airport - check in with your airport or carrier. Q. How long will these measures remain in place? A: TSA will continuously review these measures to ensure the highest levels of security. (Information from the website from Transportation Security Administration)

Colliers continues to support local non profits at times when most needed

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an Jose, CA -Colliers International along with Mark Zamudio, Industrial Group Leader and Senior Vice President with Colliers, pooled funds to make a $54,000 contribution toward the long term success of Center for Training and Careers (CTC). Founded in 1977, CTC’s charter is to provide employment and education programs to resi-

dents of Santa Clara County. Every year, CTC successfully trains and places hundreds of highly productive employees throughout the Bay Area. Their successful training and placement is the direct result of involving business leaders in the development of CTC training programs.


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Coalition Calls Governator the Worst By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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everal community organizations gathered across the State to present Governor Schwarzenegger with the“World’s Worst Governor” Award on Thursday, January 7, for the actions he has taken during his administration. “We are very disappointed with the governor because he has put California in a very bad situation,” said Astrid Campos, Community Organizer for the California Partnership organization. “The governor has not been putting California families at the top of his priorities. Our coalition will fight to protect working families.” Kim Kruckel, State Budget Campaign Coordinator for the California Partnership organization added, “He has insinuated that many people are committing fraud to access services, while ignoring (until now) the tax breaks and expenditures given to corporations.” The community coalitions gathered at several cities across California such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Modesto to express their frustrations with the governor. Most of the protests were held in front of the governor’s office in each city. “This event took less than two weeks to plan, because thousands of people across the Bay Area are still outraged over last year’s budget fiasco,” Kruckel said. The coalitions have asked for the creation of a recovery plan that helps

people bounce back by creating a safety net, the creation of jobs and in vestment in workers, close tax loopholes and acquiring federal dollars. “Cuts to various programs are going to happen, but we need more than just cuts, we need solutions,” Campos said. “Solution that will help all of our c ommunities.” California Partnership is a sta tewide coalition of community-based groups, organizing and advocating for the programs and policies that reduce and end poverty. They are spearheading campaigns to develop electoral power in low-income communities, give a voice to local communities in creating a more just state budget and building a movement for healthcare for everyone. CAP member organizations fight for a fair budget be cause the low-income communities they serve are directly affected by the state budget, from limits in financial aid for college students to the elimination of dental treatment for seniors on Medi-cal, from pay cuts for service workers assisting the disabled to threats to funding for child care and food assistance. In some areas where CAP members are organizing, up to 17% of the population is unemployed. Thirty percent of the population does not have health insurance. Its member organizations across the state are organized into fiv e chapt ers: S an F rancisco B ay Ar ea, F resno, L os Angeles , S an Bernardino and San Diego. Additional members in other parts of the state including San Jose, the Central Coast and other portions of the Central Valley. For more information visit www.california-partnership.org.

¿Preguntas al DMV?

Por George Valverde Director, Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California P: ¿Qué documentos necesito traer conmigo el día que solicite una licencia de manejar? R: Si usted tiene 18 años o más, recuerde traer su Acta de Nacimiento original (o copia certificada) o documento de Presencia Legal

el día que usted aplique. Usted también debe proporcionar su número de Seguro Social. Si usted es menor de 18 años, los requisitos anteriores aplican y además su solicitud debe estar firmada por sus padres o por su tutor legal. Si es menor de 17 años usted también debe proporcionar su certificado de educación para conductor. Y recuerde traer su comprobante de seguro automovilístico para poder tomar su examen de manejo - este es uno de los documentos más comúnmente olvidados y el traerlo le ahorrará un viaje extra al DMV. Para información visite www.es.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm. P: Soy una madre soltera y mi hijo de 17 años de edad planea solicitar una licencia de manejar. El padre de mi hijo y yo tenemos custodia conjunta, pero yo vivo en Sacramento (con mi hijo) y su padre vive en Los Angeles. ¿Está bien si yo soy el único padre que firma la solicitud de licencia de manejo de mi hijo? El vive conmigo el 85 por ciento del tiempo. R: No. Ninguna solicitud para una licencia de manejo será otorgada por el departamento a un menor al menos que sea firmada y verificada por el padre y la madre, si tanto el padre como la madre viven y tienen custodia del menor. Para aprender más acerca de firmas y comprobación para el menor favor de ir a: www.es.dmv.ca.gov en el sitio de Internet de DMV completamente en Español.

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Humilde jardinero apoya a la educación Por Rosario Vital - El Observador

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on Catalino Tapia (64) no tenía idea que su gran sueño se convertiría en la esperanza de muchos jóvenes estudiantes. La historia de Don Catalino es increíble y lo más increíble aún no son los miles de dólares que en tiempos de crisis ha reunido para entregarlos como becas a estudiantes, sino el corazón tan grande que tiene para ayudar a jóvenes de bajos recursos a través de la organización sin fines de lucro que él fundó en el 2002 denominada Bay Area Garderners Foundation (BAGF). Criado en Arteaga, Michoacán ,Tapia conoció la escuela hasta el 6to grado y con muy poca educación vino a los Estados Unidos para hacer de todo. Lavó platos, horneó panes, hizo trabajos de construcción, trabajó como tintorero y también en la jardinería. De este último empleo logró establecer su pequeño negocio y de allí se inspiró para hacer cosas grandes. Con poca educación pudo mantener a su familia y este le costó largas horas de trabajos forzados. "Trabajaba 14 a 15 horas por día y me pagaban $ 0.45 centavos la hora. Estaba obligado a tener dos o tres trabajos. No hablaba ingles soy de la "universidad" de la vida", sonrie Catalino. Catalino a lado de su esposa Margarita hicieron ese gran esfuerzo para salir adelante y hacer que sus hijos continúen una carrera profesional.

Nombre: Catalino Tapia Fecha de Nacimiento: 31 de enero de 1944 Lugar: Michoacán Familia: Margarita (esposa), Edel y Noel (hijos) Educación: La puerta al éxito

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En 1,999 Catalino tuvo el momento más grande de su vida. Él a lado de su familia asistió a la ceremonia de graduación de su hijo Noel, quien terminó la carrera de Leyes en la Universidad de Berkeley. Aquella noche fue clave y Catalino notó que pocos latinos se graduaron y que había que hacer mucho para que los jóvenes continúen sus estudios. "Ningún joven con deseos de triunfar debe quedarse sin educación", afirma Catalino. Tapia reunió a sus amigos los jardineros para que se unan en la creación de una fundación que ayude a recaudar dinero para ayudar a estudiantes. Tapia y compañeros se encargaron de pedir a través de cartas a sus patrones algún donativo y las respuestas no se hicieron esperar. Por otro lado su hijo y un equipo de abogados se encargaron de los pasos legales para crear una fundación. Bay Area Gardeners Foundation quedó constituida en el 2002. En el 2006 en una sencilla ceremonia la fundación entregó las primeras cinco becas de $1,500 dólares cada uno. En el 2007 BAGF entregó a 9 estudiantes la misma cantidad de dinero a cada uno. En el 2008 la lista se incrementó a 16 y el año pasado 21 estudiantes recibieron becas para su colegio siempre con el mismo monto de $1,500 dólares. Don Catalino ha aparecido en portadas de importantes medios de comunicación. El junio del

año pasado recibió el prestigioso premio por su servicio a la comunidad, llamado Jefferson Award. Pese a estos grandes logros la humildad que lo caracteriza y la bondad que tiene en su ser no se ha visto afectada. "Quise ser torero o boxeador pero soy jardinero y disfruto mi trabajo y todo lo que hago con mucho amor. Aprecio los centavos de dólar que llegan a esta fundación, asi como a los grandes cheques de miles de dólares", comenta Tapia. Hasta el momento el humilde jardinero sigue podando las plantas, se levanta todas las mañanas para embellecer los jardines y llenarlos de color no solo a la naturaleza sino al futuro educativo de muchos jóvenes de bajos recursos y con muchos deseos de estudiar. Catalino no llegó a ser torero ni tampoco boxeador pero si un gran jardinero que cambió al mundo con amor. Tapia está escribiendo un libro y tiene mucho que contar. La fundación nació con amor y compasión por quienes menos tienen. Don Catalino no es el tradicional hombre de negocios, sino el humilde hombre que desea ver una sonrisa y un futuro diferente para la juventud de hoy. En su vivienda de Redwood City comparte su vida con su esposa Margarita y como cualquier persona común y corriente toma su "troca" para ir a trabajar. Becas La Bay Area Gardeners Foundation está recibiendo solicitudes de beca. Las personas interesadas pueden llamar al 650-655-2002 o visitar www.bagf.org. Las personas que deseen hacer donativos lo pueden dirigir a BAGF P.O. Box 3446 Redwood City, CA 94064.


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NUMMI Workers Take Their Fight To Save California Jobs To San Jose Auto Show

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orkers from the New United Motors Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant held an informational picket outside the San Jose Auto Show as part of their ongoing effort to keep Toyota from closing down the auto plant in April of this year. At the auto show, NUMMI workers and supporters urged attendees to sign the petition and pledge not to purchase Toyota products unless Toyota rescinds its decision to close the NUMMI plant. If the plant closes, it would leave nearly 5,000 auto workers unemployed, and could result in as many as 50,000 jobs lost at other Bay Area employers that depend on the NUMMI plant to stay in business. (Read the full article online www.el-observador.com)

Police Officers Doing Good things!

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n Tuesday, Dec 8th SJPD officers escorted families/students from the River Glen Elementary School to the 2nd annual “Shop with a Cop� event. Ten families were given $10-$100 gift cards. Starbucks donated the coffee and cookies. Everyone had a good time. Police officers Al Rodriguez, Bobby Avila, Sal Lopez, Lt. John Rose, Veronica Damon and Darrell Cortez participated in the event.


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Providers Can Give H1N1 Vaccine to Anyone Who Wants It Still Important to Protect Yourself Against the H1N1 Flu

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an Jose, California -The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has advised the local medical community that they can vaccinate the general public. Previously the vaccine had been directed only for those at high risk of illness or serious complications from the H1N1 flu

virus. An estimated 800,000 Santa Clara County residents are in the high-risk category and about three-quarters of them have been vaccinated so far. Public and private healthcare providers have received about 600,000 doses from late October to December 31, 2009. Another 250,000 doses are expected to be shipped to local medical providers in January and early February. The H1N1 vaccine offers the best protection against the H1N1 flu virus. While hospitalizations due to the H1N1 flu virus have been declining in Santa Clara County, the virus is still causing serious illness. Flu pandemics are unpredictable and there could be another resurgence of the disease over the next few months. It’s important to get vaccinated to protect yourself against the virus and to help prevent another outbreak of the disease. If you have not received your vaccination yet, you should get it as soon as possible. Contact your healthcare provider to see if they have received the H1N1 vaccine. Retail pharmacies are also offering the vaccine. Retail pharmacies will be receiving the vaccine directly from the federal government this month. To find a retail provider near you, enter your zip code in the Flu Vaccine Locator box on the Public Health Department’s website (www.sccphd.org) under H1N1 Flu Information. If you don’t have health insurance, check the Public Health Department’s website at www.sccphd.org for information about how to get the H1N1 vaccine.

Stay Healthy With Brown Rice

(NAPSA)-The next time you’re looking for a healthy and affordable ingredient, think rice. Brown rice, more specifically, is a versatile and inexpensive anchor for any meal and provides numerous health advantages to go along with its more flavorful qualities. In general, all kinds of rice are complex carbohydrates free of trans-fat, sodium and gluten. In addition, brown rice is a 100 percent whole-grain product. Research has shown diets rich in whole grains reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes. Brown rice also contains plenty of fiber, an important nutritional source and good tool for dieters. Foods rich with fiber are more filling and may decrease the likelihood of overeating. Health benefits aside, brown rice boasts a va-

riety that is convenient and tastes great. With its nutty flavor and satisfying texture, natural brown rice provides whole-grain goodness any time of the day. Products such as Success Brown Rice let you get the nutritional value of brown rice in 10 minutes, one-fourth the time of the long-cooking variety. It is the original no-measure, no-mess boilin-bag rice. That feature also eliminates any potential cooking mistakes and it can even stay in the water up to 30 minutes after it cooks and still be excellent. For those who want to make even more of brown rice, here are a few “stir-in” suggestions: • Citrus Rice-To hot, cooked brown rice, add grated orange, lemon or lime zest for a fresh lively taste. • Coconut Rice-While cooking brown rice, substitute light coconut milk for one cup of water. After the rice is done, stir in fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro. • Slightly Mexican-To hot, cooked brown rice, add diced tomatoes, green onions, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro. Alternatively, instead of tomatoes, try your favorite salsa. • Portobello Mushroom Rice-To hot, cooked brown rice, add sautéed chopped portobello mushrooms and toasted chopped pecans. Top with crumbled feta cheese. You can find more tips, nutritional information and brown rice recipes at www.successrice.com or (800) 226-9522. Brown rice can be versatile, easy to make and good for you.


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John Leguizamo por partida doble

The Spy Next Door

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n THE SPY NEXT DOOR, la nueva película familiar de Lionsgate, Jackie Chan encarna el papel de Bob Ho, un súper espía secreto de la CIA y que decide dar por finalizada su carrera en el espionaje para establecerse junto a su novia y vecina Gillian (Amber Valletta); pero Bob tiene una misión que realizar antes que Gillian acceda a casarse con él: ganarse el cariño de sus obstinados tres hijos. Cuando de pronto Gillian tiene que marcharse de la ciudad, Bob ofrece cuidar a los niños, y así poder ganarse su aprobación, pero cuando uno de los niños descarga por error una formula súper secreta de la computadora de Bob, su archienemigo, un terrorista ruso, se prepara para atacar, obligando a Bob a hacer malabares para combinar su rol de espía con el de de futuro padrastro en la misión más difícil de su carrera!

“The Lovely Bones”

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rometiendo un año repleto de acción Maya Home Entertainment comienza el 2010 con el lanzamiento en DVD y Blu-ray de la película “The Ministers”, la cual cuenta con un elenco de primera encabezado por John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Florencia Lozano y Wanda de Jesús y dirigida por Franc Reyes, quien también fue guionista de la misma. “The Ministers” ofrece una mirada critica de las imprevistas ramificaciones de religión, raza, venganza y política étnica, en un filme que gira en torno a Celeste Santa (Florencia Lozano), una detective del departamento de policías de Nueva York cuyo padre fuere ultimado en cumplimiento del deber siendo la única pista dejada por el asesino fue un panfleto sobre un misterioso grupo religioso únicamente conocido como The Minister. Trece años después de la muerto de su padre, el grupo The Ministers ha comenzado a asesinar nuevamente. Mientras Celeste busca desesperadamente venganza, es retirada del caso y se le ordena mantenerse lejos de la investigación. Sin embargo, sin saberlo, se encuentra involucrada románticamente con un miembro del grupo. Ahora su vida personal y profesional comienza a cruzarse peligrosamente. Combinando suspenso con drama “The Ministers” demuestra el gran talento de John Leguizamo a la hora de interpretar a los gemelos Dante y Perfecto Mendoza, en una demostración de las muchas caras detrás del actor colombianoamericano. Junto a Leguizamo se encuentra el majestuoso Harvey Keitel como el veterano detective Joe Bruno. “The Ministers” estará disponible a la venta a partir del 5 de enero en formato DVD al precio sugerido al publico de $24.98 y en disco Blu-ray por $29.98. Clasificada “R” por escenas de violencia intensa y un lenguaje inapropiado.

asada en el aclamado bestseller de Alice Sebold, y dirigida por el ganador del Oscar(r), Peter Jackson, “The Lovely Bones” cuenta la historia de una joven que ha sido asesinada y observa a su familia y a su asesino desde el cielo. Ella se debate entre saciar su sed de venganza y el deseo de que su familia se recupere. El nominado al Oscar(r) Mark Wahlberg y las ganadoras del mismo, Susan Sarandon y Rachel Weisz, actúan junto a Stanly Tucci ( recientemente nominado al Globo de Oro por su papel en esta película ), Michael Imperioli y la nominada al Oscar(r) Saoirse Ronan.


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Lloran la muerte de el gitano Sandro

Draco Rosa’s Most Recent Album, ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ The Artist Begins His World Tour On March 12

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uenos Aires, (Notimex).Con sus rostros acongojados por el pesar, portando en sus manos fotografías, afiches o discos de su ídolo, cientos de seguidores del intérprete de “Rosa, Rosa” llegaron hasta la sede del Poder Legislativo para dar su último adiós al “Gitano”. Sandro falleció el lunes 4 de enero a las 20:40 horas (23:40 GMT) en el Hospital Italiano de Mendoza, 45 días después de haber sido sometido a un trasplante cardiopulmonar, del cual

jamás pudo recuperarse a plenitud. Los restos del artista fueron despedidos anoche por millares de fanáticos en Mendoza, en la frontera con Chile, y traídos esta madrugada a esta capital, donde comenzarán a ser velados a media mañana en el Salón de los Pasos Perdidos del Congreso Nacional. Tres meses después de haber recibido la capilla ardiente de Mercedes Sosa, el Salón de los Pasos Perdidos abre ahora sus puertas para albergar la despedida del “Elvis latino”.

iami, FL.- Draco Rosa, one of Latin music’s most cutting-edge figures, launches the video for his latest song, “Esto es vida!” “Esto es vida!” is the second single from Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All), the new album by the Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, producer, poet, painter, writer, and actor. The video for this song (written by Draco Rosa and by Luis Gomes-Escolar) made its debut in the United States on Univision’s Web site. Produced by Michael D. Schultz and Darius Anthony, the video for “Esto es vida!” was shot in Los Angeles, California. Ángela Alvarado, the singer’s wife, directed the clip. With several weeks of preproduction and two days of shooting, the video for “Esto es vida!” takes place within a 1940s circus atmosphere. And as is to be expected with everything Draco Rosa does, it will captivate audiences with its unforgettable images. Draco Rosa, who last year won the Latin Grammy award in the category Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for Teatro, will begin his world tour in Puerto Rico on March 12.

Adamari luchará por su amor

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alberga mi ser. Una separación es un proceso doloroso y muy triste para cualquier ser humano, pero tengan por seguro que si pude vencer el cáncer, podré vencer este obstáculo que tengo por delante", dijo la actriz en un comunicado de prensa. Y aunque sí esta confirmado que la pareja está separada -él ya no vive en la casa que compartían en el sur de la Florida- a ambos se les ha visto juntos, incluso entrando a un cine en Miami. La pregunta más importante es estos momentos es qué pasará con los embriones que López y Fonsi congelaron antes de que ella fuera sometida al tratamiento de quimioterapia recién diagnosticada con cáncer. Por ahora, 11 posibles bebés se encuentran en una clínica de Nueva York esperando el momento en que los doctores de López le den el visto bueno. Según los médicos, López debe cumplir cinco años desde su diagnóstico inicial - sin una recaídapara iniciar el proceso de ser mamá. Con miras a la llegada de ese gran día, López aseguró en abril que estaba luchando para estar física y emocionalmente preparada. "Necesito estar bien", aseguró la actriz, quien desde su regreso a Miami se ha sometido a un régimen de alimentación y una rutina de ejercicios. "Tengo que hacer las cosas como tienen que ser para que yo esté feliz, saludable -y todo lo demás, Papá Dios me lo va a estar poniendo en el camino".


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os Angeles, (Notimex).- Las películas “Avatar”, “An education”, “District 9”, “The hurt locker”, “Inglorious basterds”, “Invictus”, “Precious”, “Star trek”, “Up” y “Up in the air” contenderán por el galardón a Mejor Película de 2009 en los premios PGA. Los nominados a esta categoría fueron dados a conocer por el Sindicato de Productores de América (PGA, por sus siglas en inglés). Los ganadores serán revelados en una ceremonia de gala prevista para el próximo 24 de enero en el Hollywood Palladium, después de que los triunfadores sean seleccionados mediante el voto de los cuatro mil 200 miembros que conforman la agrupación. Para esta edición, la PGA decidió ampliar a 10 sus

favoritos a Mejor Película, tal como lo hizo la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas, que otorga el Oscar, y extender el número de postulaciones. El ganador del premio Darry F. Zanuck al Productor del Año ha coincidido en 13 de los últimos 20 años con el ganador del Oscar a la Mejor Película, incluida la de 2009: “Slumdog millonaire”, que se llevó ambos reconocimientos. Los filmes “Up”, “9”, “Coraline”, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” y “The princesa and the frog” también recibieron una nominación en la categoría de Mejor Produccion Animada. Entre los productores favoritos al premio a Mejor Documental están: “Burma VJ”, “The cove”, “Sergio” y “Soundtrack for a revolution”.

¿Qué harías si ocurriera una catástrofe global?

Durante las festividades de fin de año, protéjase contra la gripe y déle a su familia el Regalo de la Salud. Al protegerse contra la gripe en estas festividades de fin de año, usted no solo reduce su riesgo personal de contagiarse de la gripe porcina o H1N1. Con ello también le da a su familia el regalo de la salud, porque cuando usted recibe la vacuna, también protege a sus seres queridos. Cuando usted recibe la vacuna, contribuye a levantar una barrera protectora para todos los que conviven o trabajan con usted, o incluso ocupan el asiento vecino en un avión. Desde el pasado mes de abril, según informes del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés), 10,000 estadounidenses han fallecido a causa de la gripe porcina. Y otras 213,000 personas se han tenido que hospitalizar a causa de la afección. "Es importante entender que la vacuna no es solo para usted; es beneficiosa también para aquellos que están a su alrededor," dice Alan Janssen, del CDC. Los expertos en el área de la salud lo llaman "efecto de protección capular" ("cocooning effect"), porque cuando una persona recibe la vacuna contra la gripe –estacional o H1N1— construye una barrera de inmunidad que protege a todos aquellos con los que interactúa, especialmente los más cercanos. De esa forma, usted no los expone al virus con su presencia, porque usted ya se ha inmunizado. La situación opuesta también tiene lugar. Si usted resulta infectado, les puede pasar el virus a sus seres queridos.

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iami, Florida,– Se acerca el 2012 y algunas personas se preguntan si estamos cerca del fin del mundo. ¿Cómo podríamos encontrar agua, alimentos y los medios básicos para sobrevivir si ocurriera una catástrofe mundial? La colonia es un experimento controlado que trata de determinar precisamente que necesitaríamos para construir una nueva sociedad una vez que el mundo, tal y como lo conocemos, haya sido destruido. La colonia se es-

trena el lunes 18 de enero a las 9 PM ET/PT en Discovery en Español. En La colonia, un grupo de 10 voluntarios de diferentes orígenes y experiencias son aislados durante dos meses en un medioambiente urbano en el centro de Los Ángeles con la misión de crear una sociedad habitable. Sin electricidad, agua corriente o comunicación con el mundo exterior, sólo cuentan con sus habilidades y cualquier herramienta o suministro que encuentren en los alrededores.

Esto es especialmente importante para los padres de recién nacidos, que tienen poca inmunidad, o carecen totalmente a la gripe durante los primeros 12 meses de vida. Además, los bebés menores de seis meses todavía no pueden ser vacunados. Así que para asegurar una protección apropiada para el bebé, todos los que residen en la misma vivienda (los que forman su círculo de protección) deben vacunarse contra la gripe, de modo que no puedan transmitirle el virus al bebé. La misma precaución deben seguir los que tienen contacto frecuente con familiares ancianos cuyo sistema inmunológico es débil, afirma Janssen, del CDC. Aunque los estudios indican que la vacuna contra el H1N1 es efectiva en un 97 por ciento, las personas de edad avanzada pueden beneficiarse con la protección adicional de tener a todos sus familiares vacunados. Según Janssen, el resultado, de erigir un círculo protector en torno nuestro y la familia es que podremos impedir la dispersión posterior de la gripe porcina. "Estamos tratando –por medio de la vacunación-- de reducir el número de personas que puedan ser afectadas por la gripe," señaló Janssen. "De este modo se logra prevenir que afecte a la comunidad." El Regalo de la Salud cuenta con el apoyo y patrocinio de The California Endowment y California Community Foundation.


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uertes inundaciones en Brasil y Argentina, temblores constantes en AmĂŠrica central, erupciones volcĂĄnicas en las islas del PacĂ­fico, osos polares muriendo en el Ă rtico, temblores en Indonesia, reapariciĂłn del fenĂłmeno del niĂąo, violentos tornados en el mar de JapĂłn, ÂżQuĂŠ estĂĄ pasando en el mundo? Todos los fenĂłmenos climĂĄticos que ahora nos afligen, son indiscutiblemente, seĂąales de que un evento de proporciones catastrĂłficas pudiera suceder. Desde los grandes profetas de la historia como Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce y Jane Dixon; hasta los profetas de la Biblia y las profecĂ­as de los mayas, todos coinciden en lo mismo: “un desastre global sacudirĂĄ nuestro planeta.â€? Nadie sabe cuando sucederĂĄ, los astrĂłlogos mayas predijeron un gran cambio para el 2012 de nuestra era. Cayce hablĂł del desplazamiento de los polos y enormes inundaciones causadas por el desbordamiento de los ocĂŠanos. ImagĂ­nense lo que ocurrirĂ­a si los polos cambian de sitio y la tierra mueve su eje, muchas naciones desaparecerĂ­an, las islas serĂ­an borradas del mapa terrestre y naciones enteras serĂ­an consumidas por el agua. En las tumbas egipcias de las tres grandes pirĂĄmides, se encontraron jeroglĂ­ficos que relatan parte de la historia de la AtlĂĄntida y otro continente perdido hace mĂĄs de diez mil aĂąos, “Lemuriaâ€?. Los mayas como los egipcios, concuerdan en un hecho fatĂ­dico similar: el planeta tierra, ha sufrido catĂĄstrofes similares en otras ĂŠpocas ancestrales, ha sucedido cuatro veces y parece ser que nos estamos acercando a la quinta ocasiĂłn. San MalaquĂ­as, un sacerdote irlandĂŠs de la ĂŠpoca medieval, detallĂł en latĂ­n y de manera impresionante, los lemas de la vida de todos los Papas que ascenderĂ­an al trono en el Vaticano. Al venerable Juan Pablo II, le denominĂł como el fruto del eclipse y ĂŠl naciĂł en un dĂ­a de eclipse y fue enterrado en otro dĂ­a de eclipse. San MalaquĂ­as predice la llegada de la catĂĄstrofe cuando estĂŠ por llegar al Vaticano, Petrus Romanus, quien serĂĄ el sucesor de Benedicto XVI. Se cree que hace unos veinte mil aĂąos, existiĂł en todo el planeta, un inmenso mar mediterrĂĄneo que dividĂ­a a la tierra en dos partes, por ello ahora existen los extensos desiertos en el sur de Estados Unidos y el norte de Ă frica. Nostradamus pronosticĂł que las aguas volverĂĄn a su cauce de ese entonces y los desiertos serĂĄn convertidos en mares. Nadie sabe a ciencia cierta que nos espera, es quizĂĄ el momento de convertirnos en seres mĂĄs espirituales y generosos de ese modo estaremos mejor preparados para lo que venga.


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Sustainable Vegetable Gardening When: Wednesdays, February 10th March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center Info: (408) 298-7657 or visit www.grpg.org San José: Paintings by Wayne Jiang When: Until May 30, 2010 Where: History Park in San Jose Info: www.historysanjose.org or call 408 287 2290. Francisco “Pancho” Jimenez, Ceramic Sculptures When: Until January 24, 2010 Where: Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View COST: FREE INFO: 650-917-6800, ext. 306, or see www.arts4all.org AZTEC DANCE! When: Every Tuesday From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: MACLA Theater 510 South 51h Street, San Jose Info: (408) 998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org “Saturday Afternoon at the Movies” When: Saturday, January 30th at 3:00 p.m. Where: Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave, in Berkeley Info: 510-981-6285 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 Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning When: Saturday, January 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Guadalupe Gardens in San Jose Info: (408) 298 7657 or visit www.grpg.org. Downtown Ice When: Until Jan. 18 Where: Circle of Palms, off Market Street in Downtown San Jose Info: www.sjdowntown.com or (408) 279-1775

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CET Provides Legal Support for Elderly Citizenship Applicants When: January 19, 1:00 pm. January 14, 21 and 26 at 5:30 pm. February 6, 1:00 pm. February 11, and 18 at 5:30 pm Where: 701 Vine St., San Jose Info: (408) 534-5215 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 San Francisco Events: Filmmaker George Kuchar And Mexican Artist Miguel Calderon When: Until JAN 10, 2010 Where: YBCA, Gallery 3, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA. Info: 415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org A Bit of Brazilian Music on Film When: Thu, Jan 14, 7:30 pm: Sweet Barbarians (Os Doces Bárbaros) by Jom Tob Azulay Sat, Jan 16, 7:30 & 9:30 pm: Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music by Guto Barra & Béco Dranoff Sat, Jan 23, 7:30 pm: Favela on Blast by Leandro HBL & Wesley Pentz Sun, Jan 24, 4:30 pm: Discovery of Brazil (Descobrimento do Brasil) by Humberto Mauro Info: 415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org When Lives Become Form: Scholar’s Roundtable When: Saturday, Jan 16, 2010: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Where: 701 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94103 - YBCA Large Conference Room Info: 415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org Red Light Winter When: Jan 28 - Feb 20.Thurs-Sat

E 8pm; Sun 7pm Where Next Stage, 1620 Gough Street (at Bush), San Francisco Info: CustomMade.org or call 1-800838-3006 Taller de Ciudadanía Día: 14 y 21 de enero Hora: 5:30 pm Lugar: CET 701 Vine St. San Jose, CA 95110 Arte del Vidrio Día: Viernes 8 de enero Hora: Lugar 6pm a 8pm Lugar: Community School of Music & Arts 230 san antonio circle Mtn view, ca 94040 Info: 408.993.2244 Recolección de Celulares Par ayudar a soldados Día: 9 de enero Hora: 10am -2pm Lugar: 5510 Almaden Expressway Suite B Consejos para la crianza de hijos Día: Miércoles 13 de enero Hora: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Lugar: Columbia Middle School 739 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale Info:408-523-8150 childcareresources@ci.sunnyvale.ca.u s. La Cultura Cura Día: Sábado 23 de enero Hora: 3pm- 9pm Lugar:CTC 749 Story Road, San Jose Informes: 408.510.1377 www.aztecadancers.com Prevención contra el crimen en San José Autoridades y vecinos unidos contra el crimen Día: Sábado 23 de enero Hora: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lugar: Roosevelt Community Center 901 East Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95116 ¿Compones temas musicales latinos? Participa en el concurso anual “peermusic” a cargo de la fundación BMI. Participan : Jóvenes de 16 y 24 años (tienen que permanecer a una Escuela o Universidad) Fecha límite: 8 de febrero de 2010 Informes: Porfirio Piña Director, peermusic Latin Scholarship

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Lugar: San Jose City College 2100 Moorpark (esquina con Bascom) A espaldas de las canchas de Raquetball Registre su CELULAR Para recibir alertas en caso de emergencia La información se recibe en español visite www.alertscc.gov Patinaje sobre hielo Días: Hasta 18 de enero 2010 Lugar: Círculo de Palmas (Entre el hotel Fairmont y Museo de Arte de San José) Entrada: $13 (0-12) $15 (13 en adelante) Nuestra Escuelita www.nuestraescuelita.org Ayuda a que sus hijos sigan desarrollando el Español Lugar: 405 South 10th Street San José CA 95112

te invitan a ganar boletos exclusivos de la película dirigida por Peter Jackson Para la oportunidad de ganar dos boletos para ver THE LOVELY BONES, registrate al, www.el-observador.com o llama al 408.457.1054 El número disponible de boletos y materiales promocionales son limitados. Los Boletos recibidos a través de esta promoción no le aseguran un lugar en el cine. Los asientos serán asignados según el orden de llegada. CON EXCEPCIÓN DE LOS MIEMBROS DE LA PRENSA. Los boletos distribuidos sobrepasan substancialmente la capacidad de asientos del cine a fin de asegurar una sala completa. No se permitirá el acceso a la sala luego del comienzo de la película. Todas las regulaciones federales, estatales y locales son aplicables. El poseedor de un boleto asume cualquier y todos los riesgos relacionados al uso del mismo, y acepta cualquier restricción requerida por el proveedor pases. Paramount Pictures, El Observador, Terry Hines & Assoc.y sus afiliados no serán responsables o culpables en relación con cualquier perdida o accidente ocurrido en relación con el uso de un premio. Los boletos no pueden ser cambiados, transferidos o intercambiados por dinero en todo o en parte. No existirá responsabilidad por pérdida, atrasos o error en el direccionamiento de la entrada. Todos los impuestos federales y locales son responsabilidad del ganador. No se requiere compra. Los patrocinadores participantes, sus empleados y familiares, y sus agencias no son elegibles para participar. LOSBOLETOS RECIBIDOS POR ESTA PROMOCIÓN NO SON PARA SU VENTA. No se requiere compra.

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by husband and wife r egistrants 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.)

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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 kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532439 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: TChips, 873 Mar anta A ve, Sunn yvale, C A 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 kno ws 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532690 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Lenix Consulting, 2127 S antoro Lane, San Jose, CA 95124, S anta 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.)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532442 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: J .V. C attle C o. 240 Gurries D r., Gilr oy, C A 95020, Santa Clara Co. Joe G Vargas, 240 Gurries Dr., Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual r egistrant has not y et begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilt y of a crime.) Joe G Vargas Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2009

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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, C A 95127, S anta Clara C o. Guadalupe Perez, 4249, S anta Susana Way, San Jose, CA 95111, Mayra L Perez, 4249 Santa Susana Way, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted

Guadalupe Perez 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 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. 531929 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MK r entals & P roperty 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.) Patricia Alton Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159532 Superior Court of California, County of S anta Clara-In the matter of the application of: JonPaul 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 c ourt for a decr ee changing names as follows: a. Jon-Paul Thompson to JonPaul Giannini THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if an y, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted a t 191 N. F irst Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 17, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 08, 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV160745 Superior Court of California, County of S anta 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 decree changing

names as follows: a. Fengyuan Zhang to Sally Fengyuan Zhang THE COURT ORDERS tha t all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if an y, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/16/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted a t 191 N. F irst 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 S anta Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heidy Arroyo, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Heidi 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, wh y 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 c opy of the O rder 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 gener al cir culation, prin ted 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 S anta Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungmoon Yoo/Jimin Im, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The c ourt finds that petitioner Seungmoon Yoo/Jimin Im have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this c ourt for a decree changing names as follo ws: 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 an y, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/09/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted a t 191 N. F irst 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532386 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: ABF Clean, 978 Vermont St., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Ana B Flores, 978 Vermont St., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual r egistrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names list ed here in 10/16/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ana B Flores Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/28/2009


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www.el-observador.com | JAN 8 - 14, 2010 | 19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532273 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Hana Innosys, 1551 McCarthy Blvd., Ste 201, Milpitas, CA 95035 Santa Clara Co. Hana Micron America, Inc., 1551 McCarthy Blvd., Ste 201, Milpitas, CA 95035. 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.) Hana Micron America Inc Soon Beom Lee/General Manager Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532373 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Integrity Real Estate, 18585 Monterey Rd Ste 140, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. PPSV & Associates INC., 18585 Monterey Rd., Ste 140, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/28/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) PPSV & Associates INC Heidi Mendoza Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532214 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Hotpot Palace Buffet, 1628 Hostetter Rd. #F & G, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Southeast Investment SYNB, INC., 115 E Gish Rd., #246, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed 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.) Southeast Investment SYNB. INC Nancy Hoang/Treasurer Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/21/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532202 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: VMC Solutions Tom Wynn, 279 Whitclem Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara Co. Thanh Cong Nguyen, 279 Whitclem Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 0101/2010. “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.) Thanh Cong Nguyen Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/21/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159200 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yekaterina Zaslavsky/Dmitry Khalyavin, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Yekatrina Zaslavsky/Dmitry Khalyavin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yekatrina Zaslavsky to Yekatrina Halavin b. Dmitry Khalyavin to Dmitry Halavin THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be

published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 11, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 01, 08, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE Date of Filing Application: December 28, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: Spatola Giuseppe Spatola Veronica Uribe The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 350 W Julian St Bldg 1 San Jose, CA 95110-2305 Type of license applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published on January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531420 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: El Mercadito, 3054 Alum Rock Ave Suite A, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Maria Elena S. Cisneros, 166 Revey Ave #4, San Jose, CA 95128, Maria Eugenia S. Cisneros, 2217 Manhathan Way, Modesto, CA 95358. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrants have not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Elena S. Cisneros Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/24/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532107 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Altos Real Estate, 10795 Penisular Ave, Cupertino, Ca 95014, Santa Clara Co. Harrison Spear, INC., 10795 Peninsular Ave, San Jose, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Harrison Spear INC. Stephen A. Elich/President Dec. 25; Jan. 1, 8, 15, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/17/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Acoka Haryanto, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Acoka Haryanto, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Acoka Haryanto to Harry Acoka Haryanto THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/02/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 18, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 25; Jan. 01, 08, 15, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159526 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bianca Marie Fregona, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Bianca Marie Fregona, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bianca Marie Fregona to Betty Mary Freeman THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 17, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 25; Jan. 01, 08, 15, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV158557 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman, Kanaga Kannappan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman, Kanaga Kannappan, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shanmugam Namasivayam Parasuraman to Shanmugam Raman, b. Kanaga Kannappan to Kanaga Shanmugam THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/09/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

Way, Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Old Oak Vineyard Inc David House/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531957 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Super Fashion, 3321 Cortese Cir., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Saul Sepulveda Flores, 3321 Cortese Cir., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Saul Sepulveda Flores Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009

corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in January 1996. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) La Cumbre Enterprises Inc. Ari Avanessian/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/09/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531312 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Realty World Cal Coast & Associates, 17295 Monterey Rd. Ste. #1, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Yazmin M. Rodriguez, 17295 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/12/05. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yazmin M. Rodriguez Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531621 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: G7 Communication, 5689 Paglia Ct., San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. Martin Lee, 5689 Paglia Ct., San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531313 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Yazmin Realty, 17295 Monterey Rd. Ste. #1, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Yazmin M. Rodriguez, 17295 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

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

Martin Lee Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/02/2009

Yazmin M. Rodriguez Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531363 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Medina’s Kitchen, 911 A East Duane Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Elena Chacon, 648 Lakewood Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 532027 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: New Laurel’s Delights, 333 West Santa Clara, 3rd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Billie Tan Uy, 1230 Mayberry Lane, San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531928 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Knox Bookkeeping, 1041 Clifford Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Christina Knox, 1041 Clifford Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Elena Chacon Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/23/2009

Billie Tan Uy Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2009

Christina Knox Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531937 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Rio Adobe, 10525 S De Anza Blvd #100, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Sage Management Group Inc., 10525 S De Anza Blvd #100, Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531919 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Global Business Consulters, 1494 La Boheme St., San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Alejandro Rios D, 1494 La Boheme St, San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159167

Sage Mangement Group Inc James Cargill/President Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/11/2009

Alejandro Rios D. Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 1, 8, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/10/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531938 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: House Family Winery, 13340 Old Oak Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Old Oak Vineyard Inc., 13340 Old Oak

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 531874 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Club Caribe, Caribe Night Club, Mundo International Promotions, 1001 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. La Cumbre Enterprises Inc., 1001 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Magdi Alexander Masry, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Magdi Alexander Masry, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Magdi Alexander Masry to Christopher Alexander Koeper THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 11, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159266 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nadezda Malenko, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Nadezda Malenko, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nadezda Malenko to Nadya Malenko THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 14, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159277 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daljit Singh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Daljit Singh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daljit Singh to Daljit Sign Purewal THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/16/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 14, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV159422 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Deepika Sebastian, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Deepika Sebastian, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shreya Kakulavarapu to Shreya Kakulavarapu Sebastian THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/23/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 15, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 531362 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office. Medina’s Catering, 911 “A” Duane, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. Filed in Santa Clara County on 08/24/09. under file no. 528128. Maria Medina, 710 Nido Dr Apt 24, Campbell, CA 95008. This business was conducted by an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct ( A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Medina Dec. 18, 25; Jan. 01, 08, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/03/2007


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