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Los Consulados Móviles se acercan a tu comunidad Por David Figueroa Cónsul General de México

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os Consulados de México en Estados Unidos cuentan con un programa denominado Consulados Móviles, mismo que se desarrolla a través de visitas realizadas en fines de semana a las localidades y principales ciudades en zonas alejadas de la sede consular. El principal objetivo de los Consulados Móviles es proporcionar atención consular al mayor número de mexicanos que reside en Estados Unidos. Los mexicanos pueden acudir a estos Consulados Móviles para obtener un documento de identidad que le permita tener acceso a los servicios básicos disponibles. La documentación de mexicanos, sobre todo el pasaporte y la matricula consular, es el principal servicio que proporcionan los Consulados Móviles. Sin embargo, también se ofrece in-

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, visite nuestra página de internet www.ddtp.org o recorte un formulario de solicitud de las páginas amarillas locales Pídale a su médico o a cualquier profesional de la salud autorizado que complete y firme su solicitud Envíe su solicitud completada: Por Correo: CTAP P.O. Box 30310, Stockton, CA 95213 Por Fax: 1-800-889-3974 En Persona: 1970 Broadway, Suite 650, Oakland, CA 94612

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formación sobre otros trámites y asistencia jurídica, oportunidades de educación y salud, y servicios de protección consular. Organización de un Consulado Móvil El personal del Consulado se encarga de identificar los lugares y locales más adecuados para ofrecer estos servicios. Nosotros no contamos con unidad móvil sobre ruedas, por lo que la preparación para llevar a cabo un consulado móvil requiere un esfuerzo especial de planeación y logística técnica y presupuestal. Una semana previa a la realización de esta actividad, usted podrá escuchar el anuncio en medios de comunicación masiva como radio, prensa, televisión y también entre diversas organizaciones que se encargan de hacer llegar la información a la comunidad. Entonces podrá llamar a los teléfonos de MEXITEL (1 877 639 48 35) para obtener una cita.

Es importante destacar también que con estas visitas el personal el consulado logra conocer mejor las condiciones de vida de los connacionales y obtener más información sobre sus necesidades y el tipo de atención que requieren. Beneficios de los Consulados Móviles Los Consulados Móviles benefician tanto a la comunidad mexicana como a la representación consular. Estos programas creados por la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores son hechos para acercar los servicios consulares de documentación y protección a los mexicanos que no tienen la posibilidad de realizar los tramites necesarios en horarios habituales. Le recordamos que para poder obtener un pasaporte o matricula en alguno de los consulados móviles, es necesario obtener una cita al teléfono de MEXITEL (1 877 639 48 35)


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Letter to the Editor

THE URBAN LATINO COMMUNITY’S NEEDS By Hilbert Morales, EL OBSERVADOR

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he San Jose Peace & Justice Center is deeply concerned about the actions of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association in regard to their targeting of activist Raj Jayadev for his public testimony offered at the San Jose City Council meeting on May 5, 2009. We are shocked to note the arrogance and hostility of the comments inserted into the video of Mr. Jayadev’s testimony (see http://www.youtube.com/user/SanJosePOA), and fear for the safety of this young activist of color as we do for the members of the community at large who are at the mercy of an armed and dangerous police force. We are puzzled at this belligerent response to an established mechanism of democracy such as Public Comment. Is the SJPD not aware that in a Democracy, members of the public are fully empowered to question abuse of power by the police? Or does the SJPD not realize that as public servants, they are in fact always accountable to the public? In this connection, we’d also like to note Mr. George Beattie’s shocking statements on the SJPOA Web site where Mr.Beattie equates public dissent to threats against the SJPD. We would also like to note that this action by the SJPOA raises important questions about the integrity of the very process by which members of the public are supposed to hold public servants accountable. It seems to us that this video is meant to intimidate, and serve as an example of retribution by the SJPOA, should any individual dare to question the actions of the police. This is hardly conducive to public debate, to say the least, and deserves to be condemned in the strongest terms by all who believe in the role of debate in a Democracy. We also note with regret that this action by the SJPOA will lead to a further erosion of trust between the people of San Jose and the SJPD, in a context where so many questions are already being raised about SJPD’s abuse of power. Reactions such as this video also lend further credence to allegations of racist and discriminatory behavior that have been made by members of the AfricanAmerican, Filipino, Latino, and Vietnamese communities, and many other residents of San Jose. That the video in question has been put on public display by the SJPOA via YouTube, an internet portal through which the video can be circulated to a world wide audience, and in perpetuity, seems to indicate that these attitudes are not the actions of an isolated few, but in fact represent widely shared attitudes amongst the members of the SJPOA, surely a cause for concern. Given the above, We demand: * An immediate apology from the SJPOA to Raj Jayadev and to the people of San Jose followed by a detailed explanation by the SJPOA as to the circumstances under which the video was produced and circulated. * An immediate clarification from City Council members Pete Constant and Ash Kalra, whose comments have been used by the SJPOA in the video, disassociating themselves from the video and the actions of the SJPOA. Further, we ask the San Jose City Council * To issue an official motion of Censure against the SJPOA * To strengthen institutions of police accountability, and facilitate public participation in these initiatives without fear of reprisal by the police * To pursue all means to ensure the safety of Raj Jayadev and members of minority communities who are all too often victims of a racist and hostile police force. Anu Mandavilli Board Secretary, San Jose Peace and Justice Center

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need for increased consumer activity which buys goods and services made in USA; b) increased employment; c) increased monitoring by government directed to all levels of the financial system; d) attention to the needs of all residents; e) curtailment of the ability of special interests to influence our elected officials; continued development of new business enterprises, which decrease our nation’s need for foreign crude oil and most importantly, the continued support of vocational training and education at the maximum reasonable levels. It is advisable at this point to review one of the most useful of psychology’s paradigms: Abraham Mazlow’s hierarchy of human needs. This paradigm was first published in 1943 following a study of ‘normal’ individuals. One may access a useful summary of Mazlow’s hierarchy of human needs at its Wikipedia’s web site. Those who make public policy need to keep basic human needs at the forefront of their efforts. Today, California has over 13,000,000 Hispanic residents whose unemployment level is very high (exceeding 12.5%; one in eight residents). These individuals will need the basics of human needs (food, housing, clothing, medical care, vocational training, etc). These are the individuals who collectively have no voice or representation. All budget cuts impact this group of residents. This is the urban Latino community whose basic needs must be met if there is to be high levels of community safety and security coupled with low levels of violent criminal activity. This urban Latino community must become assertive (not aggressive) in expressing their needs to become involved and engaged stakeholders. This Urban Latino Community must become the focus of public policy and available resources if civic peace is to be maintained. Hungry and desperate individuals resort to violence and crime when the need to survive is paramount. Public policy must direct enough of the limited resources available to ensure public safety and security while doing what is possible to re-establish our domestic economy.Δ

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Why is the SJPOA intimidating community members?

here was a very high level of anxiety and insecurity amongst those attending La Raza Roundtable’s monthly meeting held on Friday, May 29, 2009. This resulted from all levels of local government and its many representatives present who contributed reports about their struggles with the lack of adequate monetary resources. Except for Dennis King (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, SV), there were no representatives of the business community, which generates employment, manufactures goods, and provides services. There were many representatives of the education community and those nonprofit organizations, whose services to the community will be curtailed significantly as our elected leaders in Sacramento continue to deal with the lack of tax revenues. The reality being faced by all is that our economy and its businesses are not currently providing the tax revenues (money) in sufficient amounts to permit many societal services now regarded by local residents as ‘entitlements’ and ‘rights’. There will be much unrest in our local community because the current monetary resources of many agencies, which depend upon a ‘good economic performance’ by the business community, are simply not being realized today. It is the business community that generates tax revenues (employment generate salaries resulting in paid income taxes; commerce generate fees and sales taxes). There was no discussion about the possible actions local community members could undertake to enable increased business activity levels. The Honorable Joe Coto (D-Assembly District 23, San Jose) did comment that this is not the time to cut taxes, but rather it is a time to raise taxes on those wealthy persons who could pay an increased level of taxes without a significant negative impact on their present lifestyle and activities. No time was spent developing strategies to identify and elect individuals who would support development of a reasonable and balanced tax policy. The resolution of the current dilemma lies in a complicated mosaic of relationships involving the following: a) the

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Museo Tecnológico celebra 10 años

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an Jose, CA.- El próximo 14 de junio el Museo Tecnológico de San José celebra 10 años al servicio de la comunidad. El museo estará abierto de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m para celebrar este importante día. A la cita asistirá el Alcalde y autoridades y el público asistente podrá comer pastel y celebrar. El Tech Museum fue un poco más que un sueño en 1978 cuando la Liga Menor de Palo Alto - y más tarde la Liga Menor de San José - pensaron en un gran plan para crear un centro de aprendizaje dinámico dedicado a la ciencia y la tecnología. Doce años después, “El Garaje” abrió sus puertas en el centro de San José en el antiguo centro de convenciones en la calle San Carlos y rápidamente llegó a ser un recurso educativo valioso para niños y adultos jóvenes del Área de la Bahía. El 31 de octubre del 1998, el Tech Museum se movió a un edificio con domo más grande y deslum-

brante con 132,000 pies cuadrados pintado en colores mango y azul, a diferencia de cualquier otro en el Valle del Silicio o en el mundo. El Tech Museum ha llegado a ser un hito para visitantes que buscan dar un vistazo al lugar más inventivo del mundo y al escaparate de las últimas magníficas exhibiciones, aparatos de alta tecnología y maravillosos dispositivos que definen el Valle del Silicio. El Tech Museum of Innovation es un museo de ciencia y tecnología interactiva para personas de todas las edades y orígenes. El Tech Museum - localizado en la Capital del Valle del Silicio- es un recurso educativo no lucrativo establecido para atraer a las personas a explorar y experimentar las tecnologías que afectan sus vidas. A través de programas educativos, la competencia anual para los jóvenes Tech Challenge, y la internacionalmente conocida Tech Awards, presentada por Applied Materials, Inc. El The Tech Museum of Innovation celebra el presente y alienta el desarrollo de ideas innovadoras para un futuro más prometedor. Para más información acerca de el The Tech Museum of Innovation, visite www.thetech.org. ∆


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Water district adopts lean budget and keeps groundwater production charges flat

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AN JOSE, Calif.- The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors unanimously passed the $305 million budget for fiscal year 2009/2010 and delivered that with a zero percent groundwater production charge increase. The district budget is $108 million less than in FY2008/2009, largely due to completed capital projects, staff reductions, cutbacks, reprioritizations and consolidations. Like all government agencies, the water district is impacted by the worst recession since the 1930’s. However, careful strategic and financial planning has enabled the water district to effectively address the challenges of the recession, tightening credit, rising expenses and declining revenues while still maintaining high service levels and critical infrastructure. The water district is demonstrating its commitment to fiscal responsibility and accountability through increased efficiencies and cost savings, cutting approximately $24.5 million from planned expenditures for FY 2009-10. Strategies employed in achieving the reductions include, but are not limited to: * Reprioritization of work and repositioning of staff to address critical needs * Elimination or delay of lowerpriority projects * Elimination of 29 vacant positions, in addition to 28 positions from FY 2008-09 * Consolidation of services and functions * Cuts in temporary staff, overtime and non-mandatory training * Cuts in services and supplies, including operating equipment purchases and travel * Reduction of 25 fleet vehicles, replacing some with hybrids for fuel efficiency * Postponing planned computer upgrade schedules

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“Vergüenza Policial”

Veterans Informational Workshop at National Hispanic University, San Jose, 408-273-2749 jrizzo@nhu.edu|www.nhu.edu An Evening in Wine Country Lt. Santiago Memorial Foundation Benefit June 13, 5PM Fortino Winery, Gilroy 408655-0262 VIVA MACSA Celebrating 45 Years of Community Service June 27, Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose www.quevivamacsa.com San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, June 6-21, www.worldartswest.org

Jesse Villanueva alega ante el Alcalde Chuck Reed que no hay libertad de expresión y que la comunidad no es una amenaza cuando expresa su op i nión.

La Pena Cultural Center, 34 Anniversary Celebration, June 13, 7PM, www.lapena.org

Por Rosario Vital - El Observador “Los policías están asignados a dar seguridad, a dar confianza a su comu-

nidad, sin embargo intimidar la voz de sus ciudadanos es vergonzoso”, dijo Bryan Helmle. Un promedio de 30 personas se dieron cita en la audiencia pública con el Concilio de la Ciudad el pasado 2 de junio para que ellos como autoridad exijan a la Asociación de Policías de San José (SJPOA) se disculpe por difundir un video intimidatorio del periodista y activista comunitario de Silicon Valley De-Bug Raj Jayadev. En un video difundido por la in ternet la Asociación de Policías de San José cuestiona, intimida y en tono irónico trata de burlar la participación del joven Jayadev y lo considera como una amenaza a la comunidad. “Raj Jayadev muestra una imagen sombría de la desconfianza entre la comunidad y de la SJPD” cita el video preparado por la asociación policial y usando imágenes tomadas de una audiencia pública en el Concilio como una amenaza. “¿Hablar es una amenaza? ¿Salir a protestar porque oficiales armados

comenten abuso a sus residentes? ¿Cuánto más debemos esperar para saber la verdad?” dijo Liz González Adicional a estas amenazas el Vice Presidente George Beattie cita en su sitio de internet que la protesta del 5 de Mayo en las afueras del municipio fueron anti policiales y también representaban un peligro mayor. En la protesta realizada por la organización ¡BASTA! el pasado 5 de mayo habían padres de familias, niños y ancianos abogando por sus derechos. “Necesitamos proteger estos espacios democráticos. Va a tomar un verdadero valor político que los oficiales electos de nuestra ciudad se enfrenten a la SJPOA. Dado lo que ha ocurrido necesitamos una liderazgo auténtico porque de otra manera vamos a sentirnos amenazados y siempre en peligro. Estamos en retroceso en términos de confianza con el departamento policial”, dijo Raj Jayadev a EO. Δ


www.el-observador.com |JUNIO 5 - 11, 2009 | 7 Dalton Mead receives one of two awards at the Annual Central County Occupational Center’s Awards Ceremony

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CCOC Students Receive Awards & Scholarships By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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he Central County Occupational Center held its annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 29, in which students were honored for their hard work and perfect attendance. One of these winners was Mario Mazzella, a senior from Santa Teresa High School. He received the Millennium Enterprise Scholarship, a $1,000 award, and the Grove Scholarship, a $4,000 award. “I feel good to have won these awards,” Mazzella said. “I feel like I can achieve anything I apply my mind to in life.” Mazzella is learning air conditioning repair at the Central County Occupational Center. “It’s a big trade that’s different and there is money in it,” Mazzella said. He projects that he will make a good living in this vocational choice and credits the Central County Occupational Center for preparing him for a career in air conditioning repair by giving him real life experience in the field. Students Alba Aguirre from Silver Creek High School, and Eslinn Serrano from James Lick High School also received awards at this ceremony. The two students are learning to be medical assistants and both received the Henry Montoya Award. Both students said they and their families were proud of their accomplishment. “I feel like I have accomplished something special,” Serrano said. “I feel like a more responsible person who could accomplish anything.”

Both students will use their awards to attend local community colleges and eventually plan to transfer to a four-year university. Eslinn has already received a job working as a medical assistant in a private practice. “I will work at the Dr. Cabaccan and Kandula practice,” Eslinn said. “I will be able to attend community college and work in the field that I want to work in.” Other winners include Abel Padilla, a carpentry student who received three awards, Darlene Werbelow and Jessica Beltran, veterinary assistant students who received perfect attendance awards. Also, Dalton Mead, a truck mechanic student, received two awards including the 4,000-dollar Grove Scholarship. “I wasn’t expecting to win any awards but I am happy because I will be able to attend college for free,” Mead said. Like many of the Central County Occupational Center’s students, Mead also believes the school has prepared him for an enjoyable and productive future. “I used to look at a lot of car magazines,” Mead said. “Now I am working on them.” The Central County Occupational Center is a unit of MetroEd that provides career-technical education for high school students in six districts: Campbell Union High School District, East Side Union High School District, Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, Milpitas Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District and Santa Clara Unified School District. For more information visit www.metroED.net.Δ

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Communicate Your Way

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he telephone may be an accepted part of life in the 21st century, but not for an estimated three million Californians. Most of us take using the telephone for granted. But if you have difficulty hearing, seeing, speaking, moving, or remembering, what seems to be a simple telephone call can be challenging to many-preventing communication with family, friends, and others. The same telecommunications technology that fuels never-ending innovation has produced a wealth of specialized phones and devices so people with disabilities can communicate with family and friends. The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) provides these phones at no charge to eligible Californians. DDTP distributes telecommunications equipment and services that improve communication for all Californians. A program of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the DDTP provides Californians with specialized telephone equipment and relay services through the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) and California Relay Service (CRS), respectively. CTAP provides specialized phones that amplify sound, adjust tone, light up for incoming calls, display phone conversation as text, have large buttons with raised numbers, are portable, or have speed dial phone buttons incorporating photographs. CTAP offers approximately 60 types of special-

ized phones and devices, so all Californians can communicate their own way. CRS provides specially trained Relay Operators and Communication Assistants to relay telephone conversations between people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or are speech-disabled with those they wish to communicate with by telephone. CRS, captioned telephone, and Speech-to-Speech relay services are all offered in English and Spanish. California residents are eligible for specialized equipment if they have phone service and are certified by a licensed physician, medical doctor, or audiologist. There is no cost, obligation, age, or income requirement. Once an individual qualifies for a specialized telephone, they can call 1-800-806-1191 or go into one of CTAP’s Service Centers throughout California to determine the most appropriate device for their requirements. CTAP staff will demonstrate phone features, recommend the phone that best fits a client’s needs, and provide training on how to use and personalize the phone. DDTP is funded by a small surcharge that appears on all Californians’ telephone bills. The money collected pays for both CTAP and CRS. This surcharge appears on phone bills as “CA Relay Service and Communications Devices Fund.” For more information or to download an application, visit www.ddtp.org or call 1800-806-1191.

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anta Clara and San Jose, CA - On Wednesday, June 3, janitors, supporters, and religious leaders from the San Jose Interfaith Council on Race, Religion, Economic & Social Justice will gathered at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church for a consecration ceremony to launch a week-long hunger fast protesting hightech company Cisco Systems. In spite of the company’s profitability, including more than $34 billion in cash assets and an $11 million CEO paypackage, Cisco’s contractor ABM recently laid off more than 40% of the total janitorial workforce at its headquarters in San Jose. “The San Jose faith community is participat ing

Cisco in this hunger fast to protest the injustice of in- Systems laying off so many vulnerable, lowcome service workers,” said Reverend Rebecca Kuiken, Director of the Interfaith Council on Race, Religion, Economic & Social Justice. “We have a moral responsibility to support these workers, and to change the hearts and minds of Cisco management.” Every day during the week of June 3 and June 9, dozens of janitors and community supporters including San Jose faith leaders will fast, drinking only water, outside of Cisco’s corporate headquarters in San Jose. New participants will join the fast each day at 1pm, when a religious leader from the Interfaith Council will conduct a ceremony blessing them. The fast comes after a series of mobilizations the janitors have held over the last several months calling on Cisco to live up to its claims of “corporate social responsibility” by reinstating the laidoff janitors and committing to providing decent pay, affordable health care, and family-supporting jobs to all of its contracted service workers. These protests have included several mobilizations at Cisco headquarters, an ongoing 24-hour protest camp outside of the headquarters since May 1, a protest at Stanford University, and appeals to Cisco decision-makers, San Jose City Council members, and other elected officials. “Cisco is a rich company, and they laid us off for no reason,” said Guadalupe Antolin, one of the more than 75 janitors who were laid-off. “That is why I’m fasting.”

LA RAZA ROUNDTABLE REPORT By Hilbert Morales, EL OBSERVADOR

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or the first time, La Raza Round Table agenda listed the membership of its Executive Board. Although Victor Garza is listed as the chair, he is in fact the co-chair with Raul Coalunga. The LRRT agenda lists the other Executive Committee members as being Rose Amador, Chris Arriola, Sal Alvarez, Jennie Meehan, Herman Vasquez, Silvia Alvarez and Paul Guerrero. Co-Chairman Victor Garza has a five-hour round trip commute from Fresno; it is gratifying that Raul Colunga, a resident of San Jose, has assumed the co-chairmanship of this organization. When Alfredo Villasenor made his National Coalition of La Raza committee report, which primarily was about a letter about the Independ-

ent Police Auditor hiring process, Co-Chair Garza attempted to reduce his presentation time. The letter addressed to the San Jose City Council and Mayor Reed regarding the Independent Police Auditor Hiring Process was made available to all. It “applauded the direction to re-start the (IPA) hiring process.” It recommended not using a consultant whose expertise is hiring law enforcement personnel (which is not police activity monitoring); and it recommended the inclusion of more local concerned residents in this renewed IPA hiring process. Finally, and most impressively, a total of 55 concerned City of San Jose resident citizens signed this letter. It is very impressive and indicative that this community is very concerned and involved in having the next IPA appropriately selected and accountable only to the Mayor and the City Council who have appointment authority. It was very appropriate for all


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Apoyan por internet a Sonia Sotomayor Washington, (Notimex)

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Governor Addresses State’s Budget By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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n Wednesday, Governor Schwarzenegger addressed members of the California Legislature and discussed the progress that has been made to solve California’s financial crisis. “Three months ago, the members of this body came together, set aside their ideological differences and did what they believed was best for California,” Governor Schwarzenegger said. “We solved $36 billion of a $42 billion deficit.” But as required by law, the budget agreement has to go back to the people of California for approval. The state and the country are in of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, according to Schwarzenegger. “In the past 18 months one-third of the world’s wealth has vanished,” Schwarzenegger said. “And because of that and because of California’s outdated and volatile tax system, our revenues have dropped 27 percent from last year.” In order to deal with the limited amount of money California has, Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed some dramatic changes to his May Revision. “The immediate task before us is to cut spending to the money available,” Schwarzenegger said. “We have no time to waste.” Schwarzenegger said he has already used his executive authority to reduce the state’s payroll, and has proposed the necessary cuts to the three largest areas of our budget: education, health care and prisons. “I know the consequences of these cuts are not just dollars,” he said. “I see the children whose teacher will be laid-off, I see the Alzheimer’s’ patients losing some of their In-Home Support Services, I see the firefighters and police officers who will lose their jobs. It’s an awful feeling, but we have no choice. However, the governor said that this budget proposal was not only about cuts. “There are also some great opportunities for structural reform,” he said. “For example, I have asked our State Board of Education to make textbooks available in digital formats. We expect the first science and math books to be digital by this fall. If we expand this to more textbooks, schools could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year.” Schwarzenegger continued by saying that hundreds of millions of dollars will be saved and could be used to hire teachers and reduce class sizes. Other ways the governor wants to cut the deficit is by reducing the money spent on inmates, eliminating more than a dozen state departments, boards and commissions, and to sell off state property, “There is no doubt that the challenges before us are enormous. They will test our will, our resolve and our leadership,” Schwarzenegger said. “I have faith in our ability to once again come together for the good of our state. Let’s move forward and put California back on the path to prosperity.”_

a Fun daci ón Mexicano Americana para la Defensa Legal y Educ a c i ó n (MALDEF) abrió una página de internet para movilizar apoyo a favor de la juez hispana Sonia Sotomayor, nominada a la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos. La página web sobre Sotomayor, quien realiza este miércoles una segunda ronda de visitas privadas al Congreso, previas a su audiencia de confirmación, en fecha aún por definir, ofrece información sobre sus antecedentes, educación y logros. “El sitio www.Sotomayorforjustice.com servirá como un vehículo para movilizar apoyo a la confirmación de Sotomayor”, señaló MALDEF, la cual trabaja junto con otras organizaciones de defensa de hispanos a favor de la jueza de origen puertorriqueño. MALDEF señaló que el sitio buscará

además “confrontar los injustos ataques contra su historial y calificaciones”, luego que varios comentaristas conservadores sugirieron que Sotomayor era una especie de “racista” invertida, por apoyar a las minorías raciales. Newt Gingrich, el ex presidente republicano de la Cámara de Representantes, se retractó este miércoles de un comentario en el que tildó a Sotomayor de racista, aunque insistió en que le preocupaban algunos de los fallos de la jueza. El senador republicano de Alabama, Jeff Sessions, quien hace varias décadas fue derrotado en la búsqueda de un asiento en un tribunal debido a sugerencias de que era racista, se declaró en una entrevista con CNN complacido de la retracción de Gingrich. Sotomayor se reunió la víspera con Sessions y el presidente del Comité Judicial del Senado, el demócrata Patrick Leahy. Este miércoles tiene planeadas reuniones con otros miembros del Comité y mañana una sesión con el senador demócrata cubano-americano Bob Menendez. Los demócratas del Comité Judicial han enviado señales de que esperan completar el proceso de confirmación de Sotomayor antes del receso de agosto, pero aún negocian los detalles con los republicanos.


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Immigration Reform; Now or Never! By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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ocal community leaders of all sorts of backgrounds, have joined forces with other leaders across the country to form Reform Immigration for America, an effort to introduce immigration reform to the Obama Administration. They held a press conference on Monday, to outline their reasons as to why immigration reform is important to the United States. “Realistically, now is the time to fight for immigration reform because there are not major elections, like the presidential election, occurring this year,” said Father Jon Pedigo of the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform. “If we continue to wait, then people’s mentality on this issue will change.” Richard Hobbs, Interim Executive Director of the Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) also believes immigration reform is needed in the United States. “The path to unity and the path to prosperity in Silicon Valley and in the United States depends on sensible immigration reform,” Hobbs said, “This is an issue that affects us all.” Reform Immigration for America has a set of principles, which promotes economic opportunity, is more comprehensive, has long-term solutions, and provides a rational and humane approach to the undocumented population. Dennis King, Executive Director for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and supporter of immigration reform, believes that the work of immigrantes and their contributions to society is under-appreciated by some Americans. “At restaurants, who cooks, serves the food, and

cleans the dishes? Immigrants do,” King said. “Every time you have a glass of milk, think of it as a toast to the hard work that immigrants do.” Reform Immigration for America also wants to keep families together. According to the organization, current immigration laws keep families separate for decades. The organization also believes that those stuck in endless “backlogs” should have their admission expedited. Marcine Seid, a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association said she has seen what families go through when they are separated first hand. “I have seen the hardships that separation has on families and businesses,” Seid said. “Families are sometimes separated for a decade and some of our best workers are immigrants who have to leave the country because they want to be with families.” The Campaign to Reform Immigration For America is a united national effort that brings together individuals and more than 350 national, regional, and local organizations representing business, labor, faith, education and community with the mission to build enabling support for the passage of workable comprehensive immigration reform legislation by Congress. The organizations have set-up a network for those who want to receive the latest information on immigration reform. People can send a text message to 69866 to receive that information. “If the people want the information in Spanish, they can text ‘Justicia’,” said SIREN member Cesar Juarez. “If they want it in English, they can text ‘Justice’ to the number.” Δ

REFORMA MIGRATORIA ES AHORA O NUNCA Por Rosario Vital - El Observador

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l pasado 1ero de junio líderes de la comunidad, religiosos, activistas, sindicalistas, autoridades educativas así como Concejales de San José se unieron al lanzamiento de la Campaña Nacional de Reforma Migratoria para América. En simultáneo 350 organizaciones a nivel nacional organizaron conferencias anunciando este gran momento. “Hoy es el momento para pasar una reforma migratoria. Políticamente es el momento, no veo otro momento porque en el año 2010 es tiempo de elecciones. Con la economía requiere más impulso para salir adelante, tenemos que tener equilibrio en esta comunidad, si ellos quieren que se mejore la economía es importante que se permita trabajar a estas personas indocumentadas y para esto es importante la legalización”, dijo el Padre Jon Pédigo. La prosperidad de Silicon Valley depende de la reforma migratoria sensata para América De otro lado Dennis King, representante de la Cámara Hispana de Comercio, dijo “Nuestras empresas, nuestras familias y nuestros trabajadores están siendo afectados hoy más que nunca. Si queremos tener éxito en la capital de la innovación del mundo, con grandes esperanzas y calidad de vida para satisfacer las necesidades humanas básicas de todos, tenemos que conseguir una reforma de inmigración para Estados Unidos. Dejemos de disimular que no sabemos que la fuerza laboral está en los inmigrantes que empacan, que trabajan en restaurantes, que hacen la limpieza y hacen todo tipo de trabajo que otros no quieren hacer”. Por su parte los líderes locales entre ellos Concejal Ash Kalra y Kensen Chu dijeron que para la recuperación de la economía es importante la unidad familiar. La Reforma Migratoria para América ofrece soluciones reales a los problemas que enfrenta el Silicon Valley, como la reunificación familiar un verdadero ajuste de nuestro país con las necesidades de mano de obra inmigrante con visas, legalización real para las decenas de miles de familias que viven bajo las sombras de la esperanza en el Condado de Santa Clara. La campaña nacional combina los esfuerzos de individuos y organizaciones comunitarias para luchar por una reforma migratoria integral viable. Se busca crear una red de personas de todo el país que estén listas para trabajar y obtener los 279 votos requeridos para aprobar una reforma migratoria integral justa y humanitaria: 218 votos en la Cámara de Representantes, 60 en el Senado, y la firma del Presidente.∆


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CRISIS AHOGA A SAN JOSE

25th Anniversary of Teatro Vision Photos by Rosario Vital

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aime Alvarado de Somos Mayfair celebra el 25 Aniversario de Teatro Visión a lado de Dolores Huerta , Blanca Alvarado y Jess Moreles. Jaime Alvarado of Somos Mayfair celebrates el Teatro Visión 25th anniversary with Dolores Huerta, Blanca Alvarado and Jess Moreles.

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ónsul General de México, David Figueroa a lado de su esposa Clarissa Gonzáles dialogan con Dolores Huerta. Mexican Consul General David Figueroa and his wife Clarissa Gonzales conversate with Dolores Huerta Por Rosario Vital -El Observador

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ientos de trabajadores y residentes de la ciudad se dieron cita a su hora de almuerzo para protestar en contra de los recortes que hará la Ciudad de San José debido a la dura crisis que viene enfrentando California y que ahora afecta a trabajadores. En un hecho sin precedentes, por primera vez en la historia de San José empleados de la ciudad salieron a protestar por los recortes que va a hacer la ciudad y posiblemente anunciar el próximo 15 de junio en una audiencia pública. Miembros de los sindicatos pidieron al Alcalde y Concilio de la Ciudad adoptar las recomendaciones que podría ahorrar a la ciudad más de 11 millones con un gran porción que viene de las concesiones de los sindicatos de trabajo. Sin embargo la ciudad se ha rehusado a aceptar el sacrificio que sus empleados han propuesto. La Alianza de Trabajo de la Ciudad (CLA) convocó a esta manifestación para expresar su oposición a la propuesta de recorte de servicios y despidos que ha propuesto el Concilio de la Ciudad. Los trabajadaores exigen al Alcalde Chuck Reed y al Concilio de la Ciudad apoyar las recomendacicones propuestas para el presupuesto local elaborada por el Grupo Comunitario Laboral de Presupuesto, Sociedad de Trabajo y la Alianza de Trabajo de la Ciudad. “Nos unimos por tres razones fundamentales, primero para dar a conocer que nuestra ciudad está enfrentando un déficit de presupuesto significante. Segundo para pedir que los Concejales apoyen a los ciudadanos y empleados y encuentren las alternativas de 11 mi llones de dólares en recortes propuestos. Tercero para demostrar que nosotros los empleados de San Jose estamos comprometidos a encontrar soluciones para cerrar la brecha de déficit que enfrenta nuestra ciudad. Estamos comprometidos a minimizar el impacto negativo de los servicios de la ciudad para nuestra comunidad y proteger nuestros sindicatos”, dijo Yolanda Cruz de la Federación Municipal de Empleados. “Hemos hecho sacrificios en el pasado. Estamos dispuestos a hacer ajustes adicionales en los contratos para salvar a nuestros servicios de vital importancia, pero no vamos a permitir que el personal sea sacado asi no más”, dijo Daniel Finn del Sindicato de Ingenieros Operarios, Local 3. Por su parte la Presidenta del Concilio Laboral en San José, Cindy Chavez afirmó que los trabajadores deben mantener la unidad para seguir en la lucha. “ Es momento que el Alcalde y el Concilio analicen estas preocupaciones y busquen una posible opción de mini mizar el impacto de estos recortes y despidos, mientras tanto juntos podemos hacer mejor”, dijo Chávez. A la demostración el Concejal Pierluigi Oliverio sostuvo que era imposible evitar este problema. “Estamos en un momento crítico y no podemos salvarnos”, dijo el Concejal entre gritos y cuestionamientos. El Alcalde de San José tiene que tomar una decisión en estos momentos de crisis des pués de siete años consecutivos de déficit presupuestario. La Administradora de la Ciudad ha dado un presupuesto que podría resultar en más de 150 despidos. Continúan negociaciones.

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irectora Elisa Marina Alvarado, Directora Artística celebra el 25 aniversario a lado de Concejal Ash Kalra, amigos e invitada especial Dolores Huerta. Teatro Visión’s Artistic Director Elisa Marina Alvarado with Councilmember Ash Kalra and special guest Dolores Huerta

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eslie Bulbuk, Martha Donayre, Concejal Sam Liccardo, Jessica Garcia-Kohl y columnista del Mercury News Sal Pizarro. Leslie Bulbuk, Martha Donayre, Councilmember Sam Liccardo, Jessica Garcia-Kohl and Mercury News columnist Sal Pizzarro.

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ose Manzo Peter Harmis, Maria Haramis y Jimmy Haramis celebran esta fiesta de Teatro Visión. Teatro Vision Celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.


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Fighting Mental Illness By Osvaldo Castillo - El Observador

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ental illness can affect people in a variety of ways. It could affect them at work and in their personal

lives. Greg Wylde is one of these people. “I suffer from chronic depression and had to be put in confinement because I was a threat to people around me as well as a threat to myself,” Wylde said. “I was an educated man but my disease caused me to lose everything. I was even homeless.” Fortunately for Wylde, he was able to seek help for his disease and is now back on his feet.

He is now a member of Stamp Out Stigma, a non-profit organization dedicated to dispelling myths and stereotypes regarding mental illness. “I owe a lot to this organization,” Wylde said. “We want to be able to put a human face on mental illness.” Wylde was one of four people, who suffer from mental illness, to share their story on Thursday, May 28 at the Campbell Community Center. Campbell Councilmember Dan Furtado put the event together. “There is a lot of misunderstanding throughout society regarding mental illness,” Furtado said. “We are here because we want to provide information about mental illness to the county.”

Also at the event was the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. The organization offered information on how to deal and get past mental illness. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill fers a 12-week Family-to-Family Education of gram. The program is for families of individ-Pro with severe brain disorders. The course is uals by trained family members and is at no taught cost. According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disease (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The

course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. Children are also affected by mental illness. Nancy Pena, PhD., Director, Mental Health Department of Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, said the county is working hard to help kids who are affected by the disease. “Stigma can strike at any time during one’s lifetime,” Pena said. “We need to find ways to humanize stigma not dehumanize it.” For more information on mental illness visit www.nami.org.

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he Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 34 additional probable cases of the new flu virus (H1N1). The current total for Santa Clara County is now 44 confirmed cases and 35 probable cases for a total of 79 cases in the county. Four of these cases were hospitalized and have either recovered or are recovering at home. The number of confirmed cases increased because confirmatory testing took place at the state and federal levels. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department will continue to consider all probable cases as confirmed H1N1 cases because public health actions do not change based on whether a case is probable or confirmed. Over 95% of the specimens classified as probable have been confirmed as the new H1N1 virus. Influenza is always a serious disease. Each year in the United States, seasonal influenza causes about 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations. At this time, health officials do not know how severe this new flu virus (H1N1) outbreak will be in terms of illness and death compared with other influenza viruses. It’s too soon to predict what will happen or how the virus might change, but this outbreak has the potential to be at least as, and possibly more, serious than seasonal flu. The Public Health Department will report individual cases for as long as possible, and then will use a seasonal surveillance system to track the progress of the H1N1 flu virus. Routine seasonal surveillance does not count individual cases, but instead monitors activity levels through a local surveillance system based in most of the Emergency Departments of hospitals in our community. Information about the new flu virus, H1N1, is also available on the California Department of Public Health’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-865-0564 (Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).


Calendar Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market at San Pedro Square When: Friday, May 1 -Dec. 18, 2009 Where: San Pedro Square (along San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets). Info: (408) 279-1775 or visit www.sjdowntown.com Dine Downtown San Jose When: June 3-13 Where: Downtown San Jose Info: http://www.sjdowntown.com/dinedowntown.html Dia de Portugal Festival When: Saturday, June 13, from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Where: History Park in Kelley Park in San Jose Info: 415-302-2934 or www.DiadePortugalCA.org Starlight Cinemas When: Nine Wednesdays June 10 August 26 Where: SAN PEDRO SQUARE (San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets), POST STREET (between First and Market St.), SoFA DISTRICT (South First St. at William St.) Info: 408.279.1775 ext 318 An Evening in the Wine Country 3rd Annual Fundraising Event When: June 13,5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Fortino Winery

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4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020 Featuring a live performance by local singing sensation Paella Dinner, Wine Tasting, Raffle Prizes featuring a live performance by local singing sensation Manuel Romero & Grupo Sabrosito RSVP: burga@ltsantiago.org or call 408-655-0262 Suggested Contribution, $100 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 Manipulating the Unwanted: Labor, War and Public Policy When: Now Through June 30. M,T,Th 11-6; W 11-8, F, 11-5; Sat. 1-5 Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. San Jose Info: (408) 808-2061 SAVE THE DATE MACSA-Celebrating 45 Years of Community Service When: June 27, 2009. 5 p.m. to Midnight Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose Info: (408) 928-1122 ext. 1134∆

Post Street Summertime Blues Starring Lara Price When: Wednesday, June 17, 5:15 p.m. Where: San Jose’s Historic District on Post Street Info:(408) 279-1775 or check http://www.sjdowntown.com/summer_blues.html Scion’s Music in the Park When: June 18 is 5:30-9:15 p.m. Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Market and San Fernando streets, downtown San Jose Info: (408) 279-1775 or check www.sjdowntown.com F.A.C.E. Camp Fine Arts Camp Extraordinaire Summer 2009 When: June 22- August 6 Where: Millikin Elementary School Info: (408) 615-3140 or http://santaclaraca.gov 1960’s and 1970’s: Berkeley Public School Desegregation When: Saturday, July 11, and Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19 Where: Berkeley Public Library Info: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org San Francisco Events: Dine About Town San Francisco Returns June 1-15, 2009 Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities”: SFMOMA Unites Two Celebrated Artists May 30-Sept. 7, 2009

Beach Blanket Babylon Marks 35th Anniversary on June 8, 2009 Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys and Dave Matthews Band Headline Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Aug. 28-30, 2009 Honor the Basket When: Friday, June 12, 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Where: Wilsey Court, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park Info: (415) 750-7694 or www.deyoungmuseum.org STERN GROVE FESTIVAL PRESENTS AN AFTERNOON WITH LES NUBIANS AND RUPA AND THE APRIL FISHES When: Sunday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. Where: Sigmund Stern Grove located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco Info: www.sterngrove.org or call (415) 252-6252 Broadway Revival of “South Pacific” Headed for San Francisco in September 2009 Info: 415.227-2651 or email thouseman@sanfrancisco.travel∆ Clases gratuitas para Padres 5 claves para criar un niño feliz Lugar: Biblioteca Tully 880 Tully Rd. San José, CA 95111 Informes: (408)-874-1723

¿A dónde desechar basura electrónica? El Condado de Santa Clara abre centros para botar basura electronica. Día: 6 de junio Hora: 8:00 am - 2:00pm Lugar: 1555 Berger Dr. San José (Se aceptan televisores, computadoras, aparatos eléctricos que ya no quiere usar o están viejos)

Tutankhamun y la Edad de Oro Exhibición majestuosa en el Museo de Young Días: 27 de Junio- 28 de marzo 2010 Lugar: Museo de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA Info: (415)750-3600 www.tutsanfrancisco.org

Consulado Móvil en Watsonville Servicio de matrículas y pasaportes con cita. Cuándo: Sábado 6 de junio, de 08:00 a.m. y hasta la 12:30 p.m. Lugar: Pájaro Valley High School 500 Harkins Slough Road Watsonville, CA 95076 Informes: 1-877-639 48 35 o 1877MEXITEL

Feria de Recursos (gratis) Conozca los servicios que le ofrece la ciudad de San José Día: 7 de Junio Hora: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Lugar: San Jose History Park 1650 Senter Rd.

Festival del Arte en Mtn. View 150 artistas nos muestran su obra de arte en pintura, dibujo, fotografía, escultura y cerámica. Día: 6 de Junio Hora: 10:00 am - 6:00pm Lugar: Pionner Park (Espalda de Municipio de Mtn. View) Ingreso libre Artistas inmigrantes Inmigrantes con habilidades artísticas reunen material en exhibición Día: 12 de junio Hora: 4:30-6:30 Lugar: 2310 N. First. St.Jose

Exhibición de arte Hasta el 19 de junio Hora: Lunes a Viernes Hasta 8pm Lugar: Orchard Commercial North First ARTS space 2665 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95134 SCORE Consejeros para los Pequeños negocios de América Lugar: 84 West Santa Clara St, San Jose Info: www.svscore.org Academia de Ciencias en California Abierto lunes a sabado Hora: 9:30 a.m.- 5p.m.

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Artista latina inspira estudiantes de San JosĂŠ

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crayones pero que se pueden extender con los dedos. “Lo que mĂĄs me gusta de crear libros infantiles es poder ver mi cara y la de mi hija en ellos¨, destacĂł esta artista, hija de alemana y mexicano y que creciĂł en el desierto de Mojave. GonzĂĄlez reconoce que cuando era niĂąa le gustaba mucho leer y ver cuentos, pero que en ninguno encontraba ¨mi cara redonda y mis rasgos¨. ¨Para mĂ­ ilustrar libros significa poner nuestras caras en los libros, ademĂĄs de enseĂąar nuestro mundo y la manera de ver las cosas como latinos¨, explicĂł la autora, ferviente defensora de la influencia cultural latina en Estados Unidos. Pero la artista no solo hablĂł de su experiencia si no que puso a los niĂąos a pintar un autorretrato de Frida Kahlo. Andrew, de Tercer Grado, la coloreĂł como un diablo, y Michael quedĂł fascinado con las pinturas pastel “es la primera vez que pinto con ellas, me gustan muchoâ€?, explicĂł. Al final del dĂ­a los alumnos aprendieron que los autores de los libros son de carne y hueso y que cualquiera de ellos puede ser una artista en el futuro, mientras tanto tendrĂĄn que seguir leyendo. (Escrito por Guadalupe Gervas, miembro de la AsociaciĂłn de Padres de Familia de la Escuela Primaria River Glen.)

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de instalaciĂłn en casa de las cajas convertidoras para mĂĄs de 200,000 familias, a travĂŠs de contratistas independientes, ademĂĄs de la proporcionada por miembros de la sociedad civil (National Civilian Community Corps, de AmeriCorps) y por los bomberos, con la cooperaciĂłn de la AsociaciĂłn Internacional de Jefes de Bomberos. Estos servicios para la instalaciĂłn en casa no tienen ningĂşn costo para el consumidor. Para aprovechar estos servicios, el consumidor sĂłlo tiene que llamar al 1-888-CALL-FCC o visitar www.dtv.gov/Spanish/. Entre los muchos recursos de Internet estĂĄ el excelente folleto de Consumers Union, El cambio al sistema digital beneficiarĂĄ a la mayorĂ­a de los televidentes con un mejor sonido, una mejor imagen y una mayor variedad de canales y de programas. La transiciĂłn ayudarĂĄ tambiĂŠn a salvar vidas, al liberar las ondas aĂŠreas para permitir una mejor comunicaciĂłn por radio a los servicios de emergencia, y liberarĂĄ espacio para el futuro, al despejar las ondas aĂŠreas para servicios avanzados de Internet mĂłvil.


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n la más anticipada “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,”que debuta el 24 de junio, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) de nuevo se une a los Autobotsen contra de sus enemigos, los Decepticons(r). Michael Bay se involucró desde el guión escrito por Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. Esta película no ha sido clasificada.

os Angeles, CA - The wait is finally over! After months of devotion and preparation, PeeWee debuts “Cumbayá”, his first radio single as solo artist, in support of his highly anticipated solo album “YO SOY”. The album will be available in stores and online on August 11, 2009. After two victorious appearances on the reality television program “Show de los Sueños”, where his genuine appeal captured the hearts of legions of fans throughout the United States and Latin America, PeeWee is now ready to delight his fans with his long-awaited debut solo album. He is on his way to becoming one of the most promising young Latin artists of this generation.

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éxico, (Notimex).- El multifacético Clint Eastwood, ganador en los premios Oscar por sus películas “Million dollar Baby” y “Sin perdón”, festejó su cumpleaños número 79 con la película “The human factor”, cuyo estreno está previsto para finales de este año. El cineasta graba el filme basado en el libro de John Carlin “The human factor: Nelson Mandela and the game that changed the world” (El factor humano: Nelson Mandela y el partido que cambió el mundo), que relata la importancia que tuvo el mundial de rugby celebrado en Sudáfrica en 1995, cuando el premio Nobel de la Paz era presidente. Según la crítica, el proyecto ha generado altas expectativas y ya hay quienes especulan que sería una carta segura para los Oscar en 2010. Clint, nominado este año a los Premios Bafta como Mejor Director, por “Changeling”, película que también recibió una nominación por Mejor Banda Sonora en los Premios Globo, donde también su filme “Gran Torino” recibió una postulación a Mejor Canción Original, nació en San Francisco, California, el 31 de mayo de 1930.

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os Premios regresan por sexto año consecutivo para rendir homenaje a las fi guras latinas más famosas del espectáculo. El cantautor puertorriqueño Luis Fonsi obtuvo trece nominaciones - convirtiéndose en el artista más nominado en la historia de los premios. Los ganadores serán anunciados el próximo 16 de julio, en vivo por Univisión a partir de las 7pm. Δ

“Cumbaya” officially premieres worldwide today, and in support of the release of his album, PeeWee will be touring the U.S. later this year. Tour dates to be announced soon.


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oles , goles y mĂĄs goles se vieron en el torneo “Copa El Observadorâ€?. Halcones y MilĂĄn tuvieron un reĂąido partido quedando Halcones con 4 goles sobre MilĂĄn que hizo 3. Por su parte Chelsea azotĂł con 4 goles a Cafeteros que marcĂł un tanto. Y el partido final Colbol superĂł con 4 anotaciones a Ramales que hizo 3. La FundaciĂłn El Observador une esfuerzos con La Liga PacĂ­fico FĂştbol 8 a fin de unir a la comunidad latina y promover la sana diversiĂłn durante esta temporada. Los aficionados al deporte pueden ver los encuentros deportivos desde las primeras horas del domingo en el Cataldi Park (2990 Cataldi Dr. al sur de San JosĂŠ). Δ









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18 | JUNE 5 - 11 | www.el-observador.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524722 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sandy’s Trucking, 1176 S 8th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara Co. Pedro Antonio Tobar 1176 S 8th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/15/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pedro A Tobar June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/27/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524872 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: My World Cleaning SRVC, 1511 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Rocio Garcia, 1511 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/01/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rocio Garcia June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/01/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 523920 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Tacomania, 960 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Josefina Flores, 5104 Edenview Dr, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/07/07. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Josefina Flores June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/05/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT NO. 524053 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Gift 2 Gab Gallery, 190 Martha St #D, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Adrian Gonzalez, 1026 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/27/09. “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.) Adrian Gonzalez June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 523972 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Dollar Town & More, 33 South Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Ajaz Fatima, 1848 Clay St., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Abdul R Syed, 1848 Clay St., Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/15/1996. “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.) Abdul R Syed June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/06/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524732 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Amy’s Flower Shop, 14398 ½ Union Ave. Can Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Norma A Villegas, 5055 Dent Ave #50, San Jose, CA 95118. 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.) Norma A Villegas June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524816 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Eric Christensen Fine Art & Editions, 3883 Woodford Dr., San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Eric Christensen Fine Art & Editions, 3883 Woodford Drive, San Jose, CA 95124. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 07/15/2004. “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.) Eric Christensen Fine Art & Editions, David E Sylvia June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/29/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524591 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: U.S. Port Escort, 237 Arriba Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Anthony Ballester, 237 Arriba Dr. #9, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed 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.) Anthony Ballester June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/22/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524787 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Utility Calculus, 10072 Mossy Oak Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Andrew Maurer, 10072 Mossy Oak Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014. 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.) Andrew Maurer June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on

05/29/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524737 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: John’s Gardening, 1400 Bridge St., Yuba City, CA 95993, Sutter Co. John Cooper, 1400 Bridge St, Yuba City, CA 95993. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/29/08. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) John Cooper June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/28/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV143826 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Cristina Ellescas Stafford & Donald Carl Stafford TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioners Maria Cristina Ellescs Stafford & Donald Carl Stafford have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christian Gregory Ellescas Stafford to Christian Gregory Stafford. 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 7-28-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 2, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV143924 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gelila Samuel TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioner Gelila Samuel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as

follows: a. Gelila Samuel to Gelila Samuel Tekleab. 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 7-28-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 3, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV143722 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arlynn Knudsen TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Arlynn Knudsen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arlynn Knudsen to Arlynn Eaglestar. 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 7-28-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 1, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 524731 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. Amy’s Flower Shop, 14398 ½ Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. Filed in Santa Clara County on 04/19/08 under file no. 508467. Rocio

Lopez, 14534 Union Ave # B2,San Jose, CA 95124. 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.) Rocio Lopez June 05, 12, 19, 26, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 523531 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Public Branding Strategies, 1081 Noble Lane, San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Roy G Avila, 1081 Noble Lane, San Jose, CA 95132. 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.) Roy G Avila May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/27/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 523581 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Tomisushi Restaurant, 4336 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. North Village International Inc., 4336 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/01/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Takao Kitamura May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524564 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Best Pro Web Designers, 961 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Dariush Motlagh, 151 Buckingham #266, Santa

Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/22/09. “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.) Dariush Y Motlagh May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/22/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524534 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Corporate Cleaners and Americ Laundry & Dry Cleaning, 4500 The Woods Dr., Ste 3303, Santa Clara Co. Alquenn Landsberg, 4500 The Woods Dr. Ste 3303, San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/21/09. “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.) Alquenn Landsberg May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/21/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524536 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Star Cleaners, 4500 The Woods Dr. Ste #3303, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Kamran Ganjavi, 400 W. Rincon #274, Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/21/09. “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.) Kamran Ganjavi May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/21/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524644 The following person(s)

is(are) doing business as: K Real Estate Investments, 807 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Zion Koren, 807 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Leah Koren, 807 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/02/09. “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.) Zion Koren May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524208 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: accelerate Courier Services, 16121 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. David Tran, 17685 Bentley Dr., 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.) David Tran May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/13/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524736 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Five Star House Cleaning, 1243 Prescott Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Arturo Marquez Jacobo, 1243 Prescott Ave, 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.) Arturo Marquez May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on


www.el-observador.com |JUNE 5 -12 | 19 5/28/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524378 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Valley Favors, 2355 McKee Road Suite #20A, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Kim Nguyen, 533 Independence 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.) Kim Nguyen May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/18/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV143301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Li Hou, Ling Yu TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioners Li Hou, Ling Yu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sang Rou Hou to Elissa Sangrou Hou 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 7-21-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 26, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524327 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: KNIGHT MANUFACTURING, 1454 SEAREEL PLACE, SAN JOSE, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. STEVEN C KNIGHT, 5219 ROEDER Rd, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business

under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/15/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) STEVEN KNIGHT May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/15/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524297 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: KABLETEK COMMUNICATIONS, 420 SANDS DR #317, SAN JOSE, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. MICHAEL SNEDDON, 420 SANDS DR #317, SAN JOSE, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/25/08. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) MICHAEL SNEDDON May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/14/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524403 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MAI PHUONG DELIS, 2897 SENTER ROAD #140, SAN JOSE, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Minh P Mai, 1003 Mills Corner Ln., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) MINH P MAI May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/19/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524420 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MODIFY BY LAW, 4106 VOLTAIRE ST., SAN JOSE, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. THE FERNANDEZ GROUP

INC., 4106 VOLTAIRE ST., SAN JOSE, CA 95148. 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.) THE FERNANDEZ GROUP INC Perry Fernandez May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/19/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524429 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: AAM, ADVENT ASSET, 948 Cera Drive, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Advent Asset Management LLC., 948 Cera Drive, San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a limited liability partnership registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/01/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Advent Asset Management LLC. Francis Liao May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/19/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 523782 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: ADVANCED MODULAR TEC, 2075 BERING DRIVE UNIT A, SAN JOSE, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. CRISPIAN SOO, 1823 ARGUS COURT, FREMONT, CA 94539. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/01/09. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Crispian Soo May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/01/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 523394 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: CUPCAKIN*, 450 S 19th St., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Maria Theresa Montoya Sereno, 450 S 19th St., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/23/09. “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.) Theresa Sereno May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/23/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV142862 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sally Zhang Gifford TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioner Sally Zhang Gifford has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sally Zhang Gifford to Sally Zhang Sobek. 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 7-14-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 20, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV142862 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Keesha Edward Budda TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioner Keesha Edward Budda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Keesha Edward Budda to Donovan Khapri Le RoyBudda THE COURT OR-

DERS 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 6-23-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 30, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524093 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Business Group, 1754 Technology Dr., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Diversified Financial Group LLC., 2107 N First St., #400, San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/11/09. “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.) Diversified Financial Group LLC Richard Chin/Manager May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/11/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524061 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: SCOLARS LEARNING CENTER, 2728 RENO DR., SAN JOSE, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. AARTI AGGARWAL, 2728 RENO DR., SAN JOSE, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names 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.) AARTI AGGRAWAL May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524159 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: All Bay Hardwood Floors, 1114 Delna Manor Ln. # 4, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Tu Van Dang, 1114 Delna Manor Ln., #4, San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tu Van Dang May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/12/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524074 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: NTMS Engineering and Management Solutions, 3160 Homestead Rd #4, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Majid Suljic, 3160 Homestead Rd. 4, Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/11/2009. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Majid Suljic May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/11/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 524024 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Happy Hearts Childcare, 1574 Clayton Rd., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Julia Cruz, 1574 Clayton Rd, 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.) Julia Cruz May 15, 22, 29; June 5,

2009 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 5/08/2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV142264 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: ALBERTO VILLAMORA VICTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioner ALBERTO VILLAMORA VICTA has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. ALBERTO VILLAMORA VICTA TO ALBERT JON LI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 7-07-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 12, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV142376 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ling Qian Lu TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioner Ling Qian Lu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ling Qian Lu to Jennifer Ling Qian Lu THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 7-07-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 13, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5,

2009 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 109CV142274 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gabriela Calderon & Antonio Hernandez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSON: The court finds that petitioners Gabriela Calderon & Antonio Hernandez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriela Calderon to Gabriela Hernandez Calderon 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 7-07-09 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 12, 2009 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2009

RALPH C. RAMIREZ

88, of San Jose, born on February 9, 1921 in Fresno, CA, passed away peacefully at his home, on June 1, 2009. Ralph was a first generation Spaniard whose parents immigrated from southern Spain to Hawaii, before settling in the Santa Clara Valley. He served in the Merchant Marine during WW II and retired from San Jose Hospital. Preceded in death by his brothers Andrew and Peter Ramirez and his sister, Mary Gomez. Survived by his nieces & nephews and their families. Visitation on Friday, June 5th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Spangler Mortuary in Sunnyvale, CA. Burial at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, CA on Monday, June 8th.


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