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CENSO 2010: ¿Cómo llenar el cuestionario?

VOLUME 31 NUMBER 12 MAR 19 - 25 , 2010 www.el-observador.com

Time to be Counted On Census 2010


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Parent’s homework

Help your kids succeed through advanced courses and save money By María de los Ángeles Corral, The College Board mcorral@collegeboard.org

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n over 10,000 schools across the country, students are taking Advanced Placement Program(r) (AP(r)) classes. AP provides students with the opportunity to take collegelevel courses while still in high school, and can be a great way for students to save time and money in college. If you haven't heard about these classes, talk to your child's school counselor. AP courses require dedication - they are rigorous and are designed to meet high academic standards. The College Board recommends to schools that any student who is academically prepared and willing to take on the challenge of AP be considered for admission to an AP course. The College Board has developed more than 30 AP courses and exams. High schools throughout the country choose the courses they wish to offer. Knowing early what preceding course work is needed for particular AP courses enables students to better plan their high school academics and not miss out on this opportunity.

In the Dallas Independent School District (ISD), students can enroll if a parent or student express interest or with a teacher recommendation. Sylvia López, the director of counseling services for Dallas ISD, says her district has onsite activities throughout the year to tell parents about AP classes and how to prepare for college. But not all school districts reach out to parents in the same ways. Eva Bazán, a mother of three from Michoacán, México, who lives in Queen Creek, Ariz., enrolled her daughter after she received a letter from her school saying that Iris, a senior, should enroll in advanced courses. The biggest consideration for Bazán was the time commitment her daughter would have to make to the demanding course work. "Iris is very involved in sports and even works a part-time job. Taking these classes meant more schoolwork and studying. Now she's used to it. I really think it has made her more responsible," Bazan said. Students also benefit in other ways. AP courses are designed to build students' skills by having them engage in intense conversation, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write

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clearly and persuasively. They also open doors to college opportunity. Studies show that students who do well on AP Exams are more likely to graduate from college within four years. Coupled with the advanced placement or credit awarded to students who earn a 3 or higher on the 5-point AP Exam scale, families can potentially save thousands of dollars in tuition. Also, nearly a third of universities look at a student's AP participation when deciding who will receive scholarships. Along with math, English and other subjects, many students take AP Spanish - one of the most popular language courses, especially among Latinos. As College Board Advanced Placement Program Vice-President Trevor Packer explains, "AP Spanish courses show students they can succeed at this level and generate the self-confidence to explore other courses."

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Parents should soon make an appointment with their child's counselor to find out about the enrollment process because spring is usually when students choose courses for the coming fall. Even if AP courses aren't an option, parents still need to understand what courses and exams students need to graduate on time and be ready for college. According to López, "AP courses prepare our students for the real world. Those work and study habits are what they'll need for the future, college or technical school." For more information on AP courses, visit www.collegeboard.com/enespanol or call 888225-5427. To find out which schools offer AP courses, visit www.collegeboard.com/apescuelas.


Opinion Me quiero hacer ciudadano ... pero Estimados lectores e tenido mucha gente haciéndome la misma pregunta: Soy residente legal y quiero hacerme ciudadano pero tuve un problema con la ley hace cinco años y necesito saber cuándo puedo aplicar. La mayoría de estas personas saben que necesitan tener un buen caracter moral por cinco años antes de aplicar y durante el proceso hasta que toman el juramento. La duda, para muchos abogados también es cuándo empiezan estos cinco años. Primero, es importante que la gente sepa que hay unas condiciones que pueden impedir su habilidad de probar que tiene buen carácter. Por ejemplo, si un hombre gana la residencia antes de que cumpla 26 años él tiene que matricularse en el Servicio Selectivo. No tiene que hacerse soldado, por supuesto, solo tiene que registrarse. Si no lo hace, no puede aplicar para la ciudadanía hasta que tenga 31 años (cinco años desde que pueda registrarse). Si uno tiene hijos pero no vive con ellos, la persona tiene que probar que apoya a sus dependientes. Una carta de la corte o de la madre (o padre si viven con el) que muestra que la persona ha pagado apoyo debe ser suficiente. Si uno ha tenido una condena por DUI no se puede mostrar buen carácter. Tiene que esperar cinco años. Pero la pregunta es cinco años desde cuándo? ¿Tiene que esperar cinco años desde el incidente, la fecha del arresto, la condena, la sentencia o cuando terminó su sentencia? La respuesta corta es desde la sentencia, cuando el juez anuncio su castigo. Hay muchas otros impedimientos para ganar la ciudadanía. Si uno ha tenido varias condenas en el pasado paor DUI Inmigracion puede decir que esa persona es un borracho habitual y el tendrá que probar que no es así. Si la persona miente en su aplicación Inmigracion puede negar la aplicación aun si la mentira no es muy importante. Por ejemplo, si dice que no está casado cuando tiene esposa, el servicio puede negar la aplicación por haber mentido. De todos modos, si tiene preguntas o dudas por cosas que pasaron hace tiempo, debe hablar con un abogado, especialmente si fue arrestado. Hay que hablar honestamente con su consejera porque no podemos ayudarlos si no sabemos toda la historia de su pasado. Beverly Black

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Beverly Black, Esq. es abogada de las leyes migratorias. Ella sugiere que usted busque consejo legal porque cada caso es diferente.El consejo en este artículo es información general y no debe ser considerado consejo legal. Su teléfono es 215-722-6080 pero si quiere hacer una pregunta por favor visite su website: www.beverlyablack.com.

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District Five Candidates Forum By Hilbert Morales - El Observador

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his past Monday, March 15, a Candidates Forum was sponsored by East Valley/680 Neighborhood Action Coalition, Gateway East, and Mayfair Neighborhood Action Coalition. Its chair, Elsie Aranda asked me to be the moderator. The attendance exceeded the seating so there were a few residents who stood along the walls. The forum’s process was very well planned with each candidate having the opportunity to give an introductory message (3 minutes), followed by each responding to three questions formulated by local residents, then questions were received from those attending. The networking that was going on was interrupted promptly at 6:30 PM so as to present the four candidates for election to the City of San Jose, District 5. This district is currently represented by City Council member Nora Campos whose term ends this coming December 31, 2010. The candidates participating were Aaron Resendez, Xavier Campos, Magdelena Carrasco, and J. Manuel Herrera. In my opening statements I reminded those present that some 25 years ago I had walked precincts in this area for Blanca Alvarado, a retired supervisor. Districts were brought to San Jose by the lawsuit successfully carried out by J.Villa, Esq., the renowned voter’s rights advocate. Before ‘at large elections’ resulted with a city council whose makeup did not reflect the diversity present. Each candidate was given three minutes to present an opening state-

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ment; followed scripted questions and then questions from the audience. Each candidate answered the questions presented with varying degrees of knowledge, experience, interest, and engagement in this diverse community. One question was about the IPA (Independent Police Auditor). Would the candidate support it or eliminate it. Aaron Resendez wanted an IPA with more support and authority because ordinary citizens needed fair representation of their concerns. Xavier Campos indicated that it could be eliminated because the Police Department already had an Internal Affairs group. Magdelena Carrasco and J. Manuel Herrera indicated that ‘everything was on the table’ and would have to deal with it as a part of balancing city budget deficit issues. A question from the audience was about the Mexican Heritage Plaza. The most detailed response came from Magdalena Carrasco who recognized that the local community was not involved with the Mexican Heritage Plaza and it was not being supported by the surrounding community. Others spoke to the need to eliminate blight in that area. At the time the Plaza was being planned, VTA and BART had plans to come along Alum Rock Road. When asked about the need to cut back city employee salaries, J. Manuel Herrera indicated that it was appropriate for the Mayor to bring this issue up during his State of the City address. Magdalena Carrasco stated that not all city employees make over $100,000 per year. She would not balance the

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budget by reducing salaries of those city employees who had lower salaries. Xavier Campos stated that this was the ninth year the city had a major deficit, but did not know enough now to comment. All indicated a need to know more before taking a position or a vote. At the end of the Question and Answer session, it was decided to forego the final closing statement by each candidate because the interested audience had asked so many good questions that the scheduled time was up. Also, coordinator Elsie Aranda needed to provide time to a Census 2010 agent to make a Census 2010 announcement. All were encouraged to have every resident counted. As moderator, I closed the forum by asking the panel to applaud the panel and themselves. All were courteous and respectful of each other. The political networking continued while chairs, tables, and other equipment was gathered up and put away. This District 5 community needs to be appreciated for its sponsorship and support of this democratic process which will elect its next City Council District Five representative. Some 25 years ago, there were no Latino candidates and certainly no districts. Progress in achievement of equity and representation has been made. It will be more effective when every resident citizen registers to vote, learns about the local issues, and then votes in his/her own best interests. Plan to vote on election day, Tuesday, June 8, 2011. Your community’s democracy requires your participation.Δ

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CENSO 2010: ¿Cómo llenar el cuestionario? Por Rosario Vital -El Observador

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odos deben haber recibido el cuestionario que cuenta con 10 preguntas simples. Hay cuestionarios que han llegado en los dos idiomas dando la oportunidad de responder en el idioma que más le acomoda. Sin embargo miembros de la comunidad quieren garantizar que todos participen llenando este cuestionario de manera apropiada. Ponga atención en la pregunta 8 y 9. ¿Cómo llenar el cuestionario? Primera Pregunta ¿Cuántas personas vivían o se quedaban en esta casa, apartamento o casa móvil el 1 de abril de 2010? Explicación: * Solamente indique el número de todas las personas en su residencia * Incluya a todas las personas sin importar

estatus legal Segunda Pregunta ¿Había personas adicionales quedándose aquí el 1 de abril de 2010 que usted no incluyó en la pregunta 1? Opciones: * Niños, tales como bebés recién nacidos o hijos de crianza * Parientes, tales como hijos adultos, primos o parientes políticos * Persona que no son parientes, tales como compañeros de cuarto o niñeras que viven en el hogar * Personas que se quedan aquí temporalmente * No hay personas adicionales

* Propiedad suya o de alguien en este hogar con una hipoteca o préstamo? (incluya los préstamos sobre el valor liquido de la casa) * Propiedad suya o de alguien en este hogar libre y sin deuda (sin una hipoteca o préstamo)? * Alquilado(a)? * Ocupado(a) sin pago de alquiler?

Tercera Pregunta ¿Es esta casa, apartamento o casa móvil? Opciones:

Quinta Pregunta ¿Cuál es el nombre de la Persona 1? Provea información para cada persona que vive aquí. Comience con la persona que es dueña o alquila esta casa, apartamento o casa móvil. Si el dueño o inquilino vive en otro lugar, comience con cualquier adulto que viva aquí. Explicación: * Identifique cabeza de familia * Identifique Apellido, Nombre, Inicial * Información es confidencial

Cuarta Pregunta ¿Cuál es su número de teléfono? Explicación: * Es posible que la oficina del censo se comunique con usted si tienen preguntas sobre alguna de sus repuestas * Código de área y numero, por ejemplo (123) 456-7890

Sexta Pregunta ¿Cuál es el sexo de la Persona 1? Opciones: * Masculino * Femenino Séptima Pregunta ¿Cuál es la edad de la Persona 1 y cuál es su fecha de nacimiento? * Escriba o para los bebes que tengan menos de 1 año de edad. * Escriba la edad que tiene el 1 de abril del 2010 * Escriba los números en las casillas de la fecha de nacimiento en este orden (ejemplo, 2 de enero): Octava Pregunta ¿Es la Persona 1 de origen hispano, latino o español? ¿ Identifique su origen hispano? * Todos deben de contestar esta pregunta. * Se refiere a nacionalidad, el linaje o el país donde sus padres o ancestros nacieron. * Para los objetivos del Censo, origen hispanos no es considerado como raza. * Si es de origen hispano, se les pide indicar el grupo específico al que pertenecen - se le da opciones. * Si su origen hispano no es especificada, podrán escribir lo. Opciones: * No, no es de origen hispano, latino o español * Si, mexicano, mexicano americano, chicano * Si, puertorriqueño * Si, cubano

* Si, otro origen hispano, latino o español Escriba el origen en la casilla correspondiente, por ejemplo, argentino, colombiano, etc. Novena Pregunta ¿Cuál es la raza de la Persona 1? (Marque una o más casillas) Pregunta: ¿Cual es su raza? * Raza se refiere a grupos subdivido a partir de una serie de características que se transmiten por herencia genética. * Se les pide indicar el grupo específico al que pertenecen - se le permite identificar mas de una opción * Podrán escribir su raza si no se encuentra el las opciones. Décima Pregunta ¿Vive o se queda a veces la Persona 1 en algún otro lugar? Explicación: * Si esta es su única residencia marque NO. * Si usted vive en otro lugar, marque SI, e indique todos los lugares en la lista que aplican. Personas Adicionales Explicación: Personas viviendo con usted el 1 de abril de 2010, tendrán que contestar 7 preguntas adicionales (por persona) Indique la siguiente información sobre las personas adicionales que viven aquí: * Nombre * Parentesco con la Persona Numero 1 * Sexo * Edad * Raza * Etnicidad * Si vive en otro lugar Talleres informativos El próximo 20 de marzo se ofrecerán ayuda gratuita para completar el cuestionario en el Centro de Entrenamiento CET localizado en la 701 Vine St. San José. Las puertas estarán abiertas entre 11: 00 am a 3pm. El Martes 23 de marzo habrá un taller informativo en el Centro Comunitario de la Iglesia Unitaria localizada en la 160 N. de la Calle Tercera. Entre 9 am a 2pm habrá personal especia lizado que les explicará cómo completar el censo. El miércoles 24 habrá un taller informativo entre 11am a 2pm en la Oficina de Relaciones Humanas del Condado de Santa Clara, localizada en la 2310 de la N. First. St. Si tiene alguna pregunta puede hablar al 1866-928-2010 para información y ayuda. En esta línea hay gente que le orientará en español Recordemos que el 1 de abril es el Dia Nacional del Censo en Estados Unidos. Le recordamos que entre el 1o de Mayo y hasta el mes de Julio empleados del Censo llamarán o visitarán domicilios donde no se ha devuelto el cuestionario, para asistir a los habitantes al llenar este importante documento.


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Time to be Counted On Census 2010 By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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very ten years, the United States Constitution requires a national census in order to count the country's population and to determine the number of seats each state will have in the US House of Representatives. The money is also used to determine where to build new schools, roads, health care facilities, and child-care and senior centers. On Monday, March 15, The Services, Immigrants Rights and Education Network (SIREN) held a press conference to discuss the importance of having everyone in Santa Clara County counted in this year's Census. "Thirty percent of Santa Clara County's residents were not counted in the census ten years ago," said Richard Hobbs, Interim Director of SIREN. "It is important for everyone in Santa Clara County to be counted this year because the county can lose out on $1 billion for services." This year's Census is one of the easiest forms in history to fill out . "The Census form should take no longer than ten minutes to fill out," Hobbs said. "There are a few simple steps that one needs to follow, which include gathering everyone's name and birth date in the household. This includes people who may be renting

a space like a garage as well." Hobbs, along with other SIREN members, said they would work in different communities throughout Santa Clara County to remind residents to fill out and turn in their Census forms. "We will primarily be targeting the areas of Santa Clara County that are made up of immigrants," said Efrain Trujillo, Community Organizer at SIREN. "We will knock on doors and ask them if they need help filling out their Census forms." The biggest challenge being faced by SIREN and other Census form advocates is the fear of being identified as an undocumented immigrant. "There is fear because ICE (US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) raids have been conducted during previous Census years," Trujillo said. "But that is not the case in Santa Clara County. No ICE raids will be conducted here." By law, the Census Bureau cannot share the information it receives with any other federal agency such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). All Census Bureau employees have taken an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. It is also required by law to fill out and return the Census form.

"If you do not fill out the form and return it, you will be visited up to six times by Census workers," Trujillo said. "However, no one will get into any

trouble for not returning the form." For more information on this year's Census count visit www.census.gov.

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Becas universitarias a través de la Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesionales Hispanos

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ALLAS - Estudiantes Hispanos de último año de preparatoria y de universidad que siguen una carrera en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería o matemáticas (STEM) son invitados a aplicar para más de $500K en becas a través de AHETEMS (Avanzando Excelencia Hispana en Tecnología, Ingeniería, Matemáti-

cas y Ciencia), la fundación educativa de la Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesionales Hispanos (SHPE). Las becas son disponibles en valor de $1,000 a $5,000. No hay cuota para aplicar. Estudiantes pueden aplicar por cuantas becas sean elegibles y pueden aplicar para múltiples becas con solo una

aplicación. Todas aplicaciones deben ser posfechadas para el 1 de Abril. "Hay una demanda abrumadora para ingenieros en los Estados Unidos que no se está cumpliendo. Usando la creatividad, inteligencia, ingeniosidad e innovación que hay dentro nuestra comunidad Latina, nosotros podemos ser la solución," dijo Deborah Martínez, directora de programas, AHETEMS. "Junto con AHETEMS, compañías patrocinadoras como ExxonMobil, la Corporación Kellogg, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Steel y Verizon ofrecen las herramientas y oportunidades para que individuos talentosos obtengan la educación necesaria para seguir carreras en campos de STEM." La Necesidad por el Alcance De acuerdo con un reporte del 2008 por el Consejo de Acción Nacional para Minorías en Ingeniería, Latinos/as justifican 13.1 por ciento de la mano de obra de mayores de 16 años en los Estados Unidos. Si "ingeniería" es definida como incluyendo todos ingenieros, gerentes de ingeniería

y técnicos, los 153,000 Latinos/as empleados como ingenieros justifican solo 5.8 por ciento de la mano de obra de ingeniería. Por tanto, como grupo, son muy poco representados en ingeniería. Solicitantes pueden encontrar una lista completa de becas y requisitos y pueden aplicar en http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships.html. Aplicaciones pueden ser descargadas en línea, completadas y enviadas vía correo. Becas varían en condiciones de cualificaciones y cantidad de premio, pero todas requieren un promedio de calificación de 3.0 al tiempo de aplicación y durante el periodo becario. Estudiantes deben ser registrados en tiempo completo (tomando un mínimo de 12 horas de crédito como estudiante de licenciatura o un mínimo de nueve horas de crédito como estudiante de maestría o doctorado) en una disciplina STEM. Para más información por favor contacte la Fundación AHETEMS en el 817.272.1116 o visite www.ahetems.org.

Six Groups Honored for Water Conservation

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wo businesses, two organizations, a city and a school district will receive Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards on World Water Day - Monday, March 22. The Awards, in their second year, recognize groups whose programs and leadership have advanced water conservation in Silicon Valley (San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Alameda County from Hayward south). The 2010 Water Conservation Awards will be presented to the following groups: Agriculture - Nurserymen's Exchange Business - Cisco Systems City/Agency - City of Hayward

Education - California Landscape Contractors Association Greenscape Management - Campbell Union School District Organization - Humane Society Silicon Valley The Awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by Applied Materials (last year's business winner) on World Water Day - Monday, March 22 from 11am - 1pm. Santa Clara County Board President, Ken Yeager, will give the keynote address. The event is free and open to the public. People should RSVP to info@WaterAwards.org or (415) 882-7252 ext. 302.


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Catholic Confessions By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador "What are you going to be giving up for lent?" my mother asked me a couple of weeks ago. "Is it March already?" I replied. Truth be told, I do not really care much for lent. Actually, I do not really care much about religious traditions. "Well... I was born Catholic," is what I tell people when they ask me what religion I am. My attitude towards religion was not always this way though. I went to Sunday school when I was younger, did the confession thing, and worked to raise money for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose. I even had the Rosary memorized. Then I just stopped going. I suppose it had to do with me being in my rebellious phase. In college, certain groups would rally and tell us about all of the evils of the Catholic Church. They would tell us how the Church was behind several conspiracies and that its influence in the world was too strong. I went along and even tried to spread this idealism. So I stopped going to church. Surprisingly, my parents did not seem to mind it. I am pretty sure they talked about it, but never to me.

However, as I reached my mid twenties, the church did not seem as evil as I thought it was. There were still areas that I did not agree with, but I was no longer bad mouthing the Church. I just chose to believe what I wanted to believe, and How I wanted to believe. I have also noticed that several people, at least in the Bay Area feel the same. It seems that people in the Bay Area, whether they go to Church or not, do not want someone talking to them about the subject. Even if the discussion is in a polite matter. PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO DISCUSS RELIGION. So that is where I stand on religion at this point in my life. I believe we should worship or not worship however we please. Our ethnicities and our sexual orientations should not be a factor. Most of the time I walk away whenever someone tries to preach to me. But there's been a couple of times that I joked with these so called messengers of God and asked them, "Hey, well what if God was a woman and not a man?" That's as far as I'll go now a days. I am not sure if my attitude towards religion will change in the future. Maybe I'll remember the rosary and start going to church again. Or maybe I'll just drink a beer and watch a football game.

Final Reminder: March for America!

Thousands of people are being reminded to take part of the nation wide march, this Sunday, March 21, 2010. By Cinthia Rodriguez - El Observador

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here is plenty of footage on TV of the different rallies and marches that occur all across California, but the next march will be a nation wide effort to get the message across once and for all. Let the footage roll and become part of the breaking news this Sunday, March 21, 2010 and fight for an immigration reform. "We need people to come out and know that it's safe," said Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County District 3. It was confirmed that both the sheriff's department and the police department from the city of San

Jose were instructed to make sure that it's safe for immigrants. The people that come out to the march can be comfortable that they are not going to be challenged for their papers and documentation in Santa Clara County. "We have people that need a pass to citizenship," said Cortese. A pass to citizenship can alleviate many problems that a young adult is faced with on a daily basis. They can apply for a driver's license and work in accordance with legal rules. The young adult can also choose to continue to go to school, apply for scholarships and get financial aid from the government. "I can't get a job and my status has really started

to impact me," said Ana Ruth, student at De Anza College. Ruth's parents brought her to the US at age 7 and has adapted to the American lifestyle. She didn't ask to be brought over and lack the infamous 9 digits of a social security number. As an undocumented student, she can go to college but everything has to be paid out of pocket. It can be frustrating at times not being able to legally work. "Our immigration system in this country is broken and it breaks the heart of God," said Rebecca Kuiken, Director of the Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice. All of the faith traditions represented in this

council affirm the sacredness of human life and believe each person deserves dignity and respect. The council encourages the government to tackle the broken system head on. The call for new immigration policies would impact thousands of lives, like that in Ruth's situation and countless others. The nation wide march will demonstrate the urgency of the matter. "We've been quiet and afraid of getting exploited, but we've been getting exploited," said Ruth. So, march this Sunday, March 21, 2010 to advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.


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USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2011 Beginning April 1, 2010 Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements

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ASHINGTON-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2011 cap on April 1, 2010. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes possession of a properly filed petition with the correct fee; not the date that the petition is postmarked. The numerical limitation on H-1B petitions for FY 2011 is 65,000. Additionally, the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals who have earned a U.S. master's degree or higher are exempt from the fiscal year cap. USCIS will monitor the number of petitions received and will notify the public of the date on which USCIS received the necessary number of petitions to meet the H-1B cap. If needed, USCIS will randomly select the number of petitions required to reach the numerical limit from the petitions received on the final receipt date. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions that are not selected, as well as those received after the final receipt date. Petitions for new H-1B employment are exempt from the annual cap if the beneficiaries will work at institutions of higher education,or related or affiliated nonprofit entities, nonprofit research organizations or governmental research organi-

zations. Petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries who will work only in Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands is exempt from the cap until Dec. 31, 2014. Employers may continue to file petitions for these cap-exempt H-1B categories seeking work dates starting in FY 2010 or 2011. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap also do not count toward the congressionally mandated H-1B cap. Accordingly, USCIS will continue to process petitions filed to: extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States; change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers; allow current H-1B workers to change employers; or allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position. H-1B petitioners should follow all statutory and regulatory requirements as they prepare petitions to avoid delays in processing and possible requests for evidence. USCIS has developed detailed information, including a processing worksheet, to assist in the completion and submission of a FY2011 H-1B petition, which can be found on our website. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in

specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. For more information on the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program and current Form I-129 pro-

cessing times, visit www.uscis.gov or call the National Customer Service Center at (800) 3755283.

Nueva tienda Lowe's en San José

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a tienda que le ayuda a mejorar su casa abrió un nuevo local de 117 mil pies cuadrados. Esta tienda que tiene un jardín adyacente cuenta con más de 40 mil productos que les permite a los clientes y usua rios construir, mejorar y embellecer su hogar. En tiempos de crisis esta tienda afortunadamente ha creado 175 puestos de trabajo. La inau

guración e instalación de Lowe's contó con una inversión de 18 millones de dólares. Lowe's atiende a un promedio de 15 mi llones de clientes por semana en sus más de 1,700 tiendas a nivel de todos los Estados Unidos, Canadá y México. La tienda fue fundada en 1946 y su sede principal está en Mooresville, N.C. Lowe's es la segunda tienda más grande en el mundo. La tienda en San José está localizada en 5550 Cottle Ave.


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SV Community Foundation Awards $525,000 in Grants for Foreclosure Prevention

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OUNTAIN VIEW - Seven housing counseling and legal services organizations will receive $525,000 in grants from Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help homeowners and renters facing foreclosure. The grants will help the nonprofit organizations keep additional housing counselors and legal advisors they added last year with community foundation funding to cope with the increased demand for services caused by the ongoing housing crisis. More than 900 homeowners and renters in particularly hard hit areas within San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are expected to receive services as a result of the grants. "With unemployment still at record levels, the demand for foreclosure prevention services remains high," said Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and President of the community foundation. "Mortgages are continuing to re-set and homeowners are still being victimized by brokers, lenders and others who are engaging in illegal practices."

All of the organizations that received grants have bilingual counselors or legal advisors or the ability to help clients with limited English skills. The community foundation anticipates that between 20 and 50 percent of the people who receive help will be able to work out a loan modification with their lender or avert foreclosure through other solutions. Of the seven organizations that will receive grants, six previously received funding from the community foundation to add staff or expand their ability to serve more clients. Northern California Urban Development, which has a foreclosure prevention and homeownership program, was the only organization that had not previously received funding. Each of the organizations will receive grants of $75,000. All of the organizations are working to find residents who need help, sometimes in new ways. For example, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, which sees about 10 new clients every week, plans to conduct some educational training at local high schools as a way to reach parents who may have limited English

NASDAQ Recognizes Silicon Valley's Impact By Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

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n Tuesday, March 16, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed rang the NASDAQ closing bell remotely from San Jose City Hall and declared the day to be "NASDAQ day", in honor of the company's 20year presence in Silicon Valley, its economic achievements supporting the local market, and its plans for future growth. "Today we acknowledge the great work NASDAQ has done with Silicon Valley in making it the leader in the latest high-tech innovations," Mayor Reed said. The NASDAQ Stock Market lists 513 companies from California, of which 203 are based in Silicon Valley. The Closing Bell is a ceremonial event that represents NASDAQ's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be closed from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the closing of the trading day. "It is important for people to know that NASDAQ does not have a physical floor," said Bob Greifeld, Chairman, NASDAQ OMX. "We were the first stock exchange to realize the importance of computers when it comes to doing business in the country and throughout

the world." NASDAQ is committed to providing their stock exchange businesses with investors, portfolio managers, and broker/dealers who are registered representatives with the highest quality data. "Our services help businesses reach their goals," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Client Group, NASDAQ OMX. "No other stock exchange can offer these services." Though the NASDAQ Stock Exchange is primarily known for its high-tech companies, there are several companies who specialize in consumer and financial needs. "We are also looking into reaching out to the bio-tech and clean-tech industries," Aust said. "These companies are going to be important to us in the future and many of them are based here in Silicon Valley." The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. For more information visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

skills in addition to providing foreclosure related legal services to homeowners. About Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to our region's most challenging problems. Serving all of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the community foundation has $1.7 billion in assets under management and 1,500 philanthropic funds. The community foundation provides grants through donor advised and corporate funds in addition to its own endowment funds. The community foundation serves as a regional center for philanthropy, providing donors simple and effective ways to give locally and around the world. Find out more at www.siliconvalleycf.org.


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No a la violencia

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l pasado 13 de marzo una decena de personas salieron a marchar por la paz en el Este de San José. El terror que muchas familias sienten debido a la presencia de

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Jóvenes de la Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe piden paz y un alto a la violencia.

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pandillas preoucupa a los vecindarios. Por esta razón miembros de iglesias, familias afectados como el de Albert Covarrubias salieron a pedir un alto a la violencia y un si a una marcha pacífica. “El Este de San José ha sido blanco de varios ataques de pandillas y queremos que las personas salgan a decir que no existirá violencia mientras no la permitamos”, dijo el activista Aarón Resendez quien está postulando para el cargo de Concejal del Distrito 5. Por su parte Isabel, Guadalupe y Carlos de la Iglesia Virgen de Guadalupe salieron a pedir a los vecinos que tengan confianza. “Debemos estar seguros de qué que remos, quiénes somos”, dijo la joven que pertenece al grupo de jóvenes de la Iglesia Guadalupe. “Tengo miedo y conside ramos que la policía de San José no está cuidando las calles como debería. Entonces ¿Por qué tanta violencia, robo y crimen?”, se pregunta María del Este de San José. Por su parte Gracie Cobarrubias, madre del desaparecido Albert Covarrubias quien fue asesinado por pandilleros en el Este de San José estuvo presente en la marcha. Cobarru-

bias dijo a todas las personas que aún lleva muy dentro el dolor de la muerte de su hijo. Pero que sin embargo eso ne le iba a impedir a que saliera a pedir paz y no más violencia por un barrio al que ella seguirá amando. La cita programada a las 9 am contó con la participación de jóvenes representantes de De-Debug y también de otros miembros de la comunidad además de los familiares del desaparecido Albert Cobarrubias.

En lo que va del año en la ciudad de San José se han producido 5 homicidios y casi todos ocurridos en el Este de San José. El año la ciudad de San José reportó 28 homicidios. Por su parte la comunidad continua a pesar de sus limitados recortes abriendo los centros comunitarios para que los muchachos tengan a donde ir y entrentenerse además de hacer cosas productivas. Mientras tanto no estarán vinculados a pandillas.

En la fotografía Aarón Resendez a lado de Gracie Cobarrubias madre del fallecido joven muerto en enero de este año..


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Vive en San Jose el Bicentenario de México y el Centenerio de la Revolución Mexicana

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on gran fervor y patriotismo se comienza a vivir en la ciudad de San José los 200 años de Independencia y 100 años de Revolución Mexicana. El Consulado de San José en México inicia los preparativos y ha preparado una serie de actividades a nivel local que desde ya empiezan a vivir. "Queremos a través de estas celebraciones dignificar la memoria de los Mexicanos y traer por supuesto lo más genuino", dijo el Cónsul Adjunto Eduardo Loreto. "Las celebraciones del 2010 nos invitan a reflexionar y también a participar en todas las fiestas. Queremos decir al mundo lo que hemos logrado como país en los últimos 200 años" dijo el Cónsul General de México en San José, David Figueroa. A continuación un adelanto de las celebraciones que se van a realizar a nivel local:

Exhibición de Braceros A cargo del Smithisonia Institution y presentada por la Ciudad de San José y el Mexican Heritage Corporation. Se presenta la dramática historia dle programa de trabajadores extranjeros más grande en la historia de Estados Unidos. Lugar: Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, 95116 Exhibición hasta el 5 de mayo

Conmemoración en el Tech Museum Celebración y Reconocimiento por la apertura del capítulo de México de la "American Society for Public Administration" ASPA Tema de Recepción: honrar el Bicentenario de la Independencia de México (cocina mexicana y música de mariachi). Presencia de miembros del capítulo mexicano. Lugar: The Tech Museum

201 South Market St. San Jose, CA 95113 Informes (408) 294-8324 Fecha: Abril 10, 6:30 pm

El Grito de la Independencia La Comunidad mexicana celebra el bicentenerio de la Independencia de México con su tradicional proclamación del Grito de Independencia. Este año, las celebraciones estarán enmarcadas con música, comida y cultura mexicana, en una de las más grandes celebraciones de El Grito de San José. Lugar: Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose Fecha: 15 de septiembre 6-10 pm

Murales perdidos de Miguel Covarrubias Esta exhibición muestra murales del pintor mexicano Miguel Covarrubias, que se presentaron en la Exposición Internacional Golden Gate de 1939, en Treasure Island de la Ciudad de San Francisco. Es una exposición presentada por History San José y será exhibida en la Alcaldía de la ciudad de San José junto con murales pocos vistos, que pertenecen a la colección privada de Adriana Williams. Lugar: San José, City Hall 200 East Santa Clara St. San Jose, Ca 95113 Fecha 15 de septiembre

Festival del Mariachi y Herencia Mexicana 2010 El Festival que une a ciudades se lleva a cabo en San José. Este evento cuenta con la participación de artistas afamados como Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Juan Gabriel entre otros. Organizado por Linda Ronstadt y producido por la Mexican Heritage Corporation. Lugar: varios Fecha: 21 al 27 de septiembre


Vibras

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Hambruna y desastres están en camino Por Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

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a Virgen María auguró que unas grandes olas invadirán gran parte de los continentes, habrán tremendas erupciones volcánicas, terremotos cons tantes en todos continentes, severos huracanes, hambrunas, y la aparición de meteoritos y cometas que serán visibles por el ojo humano, todo esto como antesala del gran cambio de era. La era de mil años de paz que hace alusión la Biblia en Revelaciones 20:2. En la nueva era el hombre ser más alto, tendrá un gran desa rrollo psíquico y considerará la tecnología actual como obsoleta. Incluso se habla en el libro de la nueva potencia mundial, el país más rico y desarrollado de la nueva era será Australia. También Atlántida y Pacífica los continentes perdidos emergerán del fondo del mar. La vestimenta cambiará, habrá dos soles

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en el sistema solar y no existirá más la explosión demográfica que hoy nos aqueja. Todas estas predicciones pueden sonar fantásticas, sin embargo estamos en un tiempo en el que muchas predicciones diferentes encajan y hacen referencia a lo mismo, "un cambio de era esta cerca". Las apariciones de la Virgen María han causado mucha controversia, especialmente desde la segunda década del siglo XX, pues muchos afirman que han sido testigos de sus revelaciones en casi todos los rincones del mundo. Hace once años tuve la oportunidad de entrevistar a la señora Annie Kirkwood, persona a quien según sus palabras, la Virgen María se le apareció repetidas veces en Texas en el año 1989. Como producto de tales apariciones, la señora Kirkwood, escribió un libro que se ti tula "Mary's message to the world". La Sra. Kirkwood no es católica y afirma que las apariciones le causaron temor en un principio

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pues ella no era creyente de la Virgen. En el libro se pueden leer una buena cantidad de predicciones sobre lo que sucederá en el mundo en los años venideros. No se habla del fin del mundo, pero sí del inicio de una nueva era en la cual el ser humano evolucionará. Lo que llama la atención de las predicciones, es que fueron escritas hace veintiún años, en aquel entonces aún no se hablaba del calentamiento global, ni del desplazamiento de los polos, ni de terremotos constantes y otras catástrofes que estamos viviendo hoy en día; tampoco se venía venir la crisis económica mundial que actualmente nos afecta, todos estos acontecimientos que hoy vivimos se encuentran plasmados en las predicciones de la Virgen. Según la Sra. Kirkwood. La Virgen tambien afirma en sus predicciones que ella ha venido prediciendo lo mismo desde el siglo pasado pero el Vaticano se ha encargado de hacer una cortina de humo al respecto. ¿Será que estamos tan cerca de ese cambio de era? ¿Será la hora de evolucionar a una raza superior? ¿Está listo? ¿Usted que opina? Escríbale a Mario a Novoeu28@gmail.com


Calendar 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 AZTEC DANCE! When: Every Tuesday From 7 pm to 9 pm Where: MACLA Theater 510 South 1st Street, San Jose Info: (408) 998-2783 or www.maclaarte.org SAVE THE DATE The Opera of San Jose When: September 11, 2010 - May 8, 2011 Where: California Theatre in San Jose Info: 408-437-4450 Ragged Wing Ensemble presents: "The World Premiere of HANDLESS" Written and directed by Amy Sass When: Feb. 26 - March 27, 2010 Where: Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave. (near Costco) Richmond, CA 94804 Info: 1-800-838 - 3006 or www.raggedwing.org Payday lending? Necessary Evil or Just Evil? When: March 23, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm Where: East San Jose Carnegie Library Info: groups.google.com/group/peaceand-justice-group?hl=en. Butler Amusements at Eastridge Mall When: March 26 - 28 Where: Eastridge Mall in San Jose Info: 707-429-4788 Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program When: February 20 - May 5, 2010 Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza Galeria Regular Exhibit Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards When: March 22, 2010, 11 am-1 pm Where: Applied Materials in Santa Clara Info: (415) 882-7252 x 302 or peter@tuolumne.org The Violin When: March 27, 3:00 pm Where: Claremont Branch Library in

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Berkeley Info: ALB2@ci.berkeley.ca.us Citizenship & Immigrant Pride Day When: April 17, 2010 @ 8:30 am Where: CET - Center for Employment Training, 701 Vine St., San Jose, CA 95110 Info: (408) 914-8337 20th Anniversary NALAC National Conference in San Jose When: April 14-18, 2010 Where: San Jose Marriott Hotel 301 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113 Cost: $75-$275 Early registration Contact: Maria Lopez De Leon Executive Director Phone: 210-432-3982 Email: maria@nalac.org Web: conference.nalac.org 17th Annual César Chávez March and Assembly When: March 25, 2010 @ 9am Info: aurora.quevedo@arusd.org OPERA IN THE LIBRARY When: Thursday, April 1 at 12:15 pm Where: Central Berkeley Public Library, 5th Floor, 2090 Kittredge Street. Info: 510-981-6241 USCIS to Host Naturalization Information Session When: March 24, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose Info: (415)987-0191 Know Your Rights and Responsibilities When: April 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Maryce Freeen Place in Mountain View Info: (408) 534-5451 "Perla" When: April 17, at 8 pm Where: The Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater in San Jose Info: www.teatrovision.org Jazz In Focus When: April 5 through April 30 Where: Berkeley Public Library's Central Catalog Lobby, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck. Info: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org Great American Litter Pick Up 3/20! When: March 20 Where: All San Jose Districts Info: (408) 535-4902

Art in Storefronts: Chinatown Pilot Program When: March 24, 2010, 6:00 pm Where: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Info: www.sfartscommission.org/storefronts Happy Hollow Reopens When: March 20 Where: Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose Info: (408) 794-6404 Let the Eagle Fly: The Story of Cesar Chavez When: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8:00pm Where: San Jose City College Theatre Info: www.LetTheEagleFly.com Limpieza Comunitaria Se necesitan voluntarios Día: 20 de marzo Hora: 8:30 - 11:30 am Informes: (408) 277-3208 Reunión de presupuesto Con Concejal Ash Kalra Día: 20 de marzo Hora: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lugar: Santa Teresa Library - Community Room 290 International Circle, San José Conmemoración al Arzobispo Romero Día: Lunes 21 de marzo Hora: 3-5:30pm Lugar: Hospitality Center, St. Albert the Great Church 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto Informes: 650 892-6219 Taller informativo de Ciudadanía A cargo de la Oficina de Inmigración Día: 24 de marzo Hora: 5 pm - 7pm Lugar: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 E. San Fernando Street San José, CA 95112 ¿Cómo completar el cuestionario? Orientación gratuita Día: 23 de marzo Hora: 9am a 2pm Lugar: Centro Comunitario 160 N. Calle Tercera San Jose, Ca 95113 Informes: MARTHA FUENTES INFO: 925-565-1793

Liderazgo de Mujeres En la década de los 60 -70 Día: Viernes 26 de Marzo Hora: 10:00 am a 12:00 Lugar: The National Hispanic University 14271 Story Road San Jose, CA 95127-3823 Informes: 408.273.2689 DSS@nhu.edu Taller de Ciudadanía Día: 30 de marzo Hora: 6:30pm Lugar: Maryce Freelan Housing Complex 2230 Latham St., Mountain View, CA 94043 Clases de costura Una alternativa para establecer un negocio Días: martes y miércoles Hora: 5:00 pm a 8:00 pm Lugar: CET 701 Vine st. San Jose, CA Salón 129 Info: 408.287.7924 ¿Necesita hacerse ciudadano? Le enseñan cómo llenar los documentos Días: Todos los lunes Hora: 3:00 pm - 6:45pm Lugar: East San José Carnegie Branch Library 1102 E. Santa Clara St. San José, CA 95116 Info: (408) 396-0017 Ayudemos a Chile y Haití Tarde de Poesía Día: Domingo 28 de marzo Hora: 7:00pm Lugar: Peña Cultural de Berkeley 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley Ingreso: $10 Info: (510) 849-2568 Ayudemos a Jornaleros Evento benéfico para recaudar fondos Día: 31 de marzo Lugar: Restaurante Chevy's Hora: 2116 West El Camino Real Mtn. View 94041 Info: (650) 903-4102 Conferencia de Verano Para Jóvenes latinos Fecha límite: 31 de marzo Día: 17 de abril Visitar : www.clylp.org Marcha de Cesar Chávez A cargo de Elementary School District Día: 25 de marzo

Hora: 9:00 - 9:30 am Lugar: Dorsa Elementary 1290 Bal Harbor Way San Jose, CA 95122 Informes:(408) 928-7400 Desayuno Cesar Chavez Día: Miércoles 31 de marzo Hora: 8:00 am Lugar: Center for Employment Training (C.E.T.) 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 95110. Boletos: $35 Informes: 408) 535-4948 Ni una más Beca para ayudar a víctimas de violencia doméstica Fecha límite: 3 de Abril Info: 408-421-1096 www. alianzademaiz.org Verde en casa Organización ACTERRA Remodela casa gratuitamente Informes: 650) 962-9876 ext. 354 Elizabeth Sarmiento. Clases de Nutrición Día: Todos los sábados (por 6 semanas) Hora: 11:30am-1:30pm Lugar: McKinley Community Center 651 Macredes Ave San Jose, CA 95116 Día de Ciudadanía Día: Sábado 17 de abril Hora: 8:30 am Lugar: CET 701 Vine St. San Jose

Conoce tus derechos y responsabilidades Día: Lunes 26 de abril Lugar: Maryce Freelan Housing Complex 2230 Latham St., Mountain View, CA 94043 Exhibición de Braceros Lugar: Galería del Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA Días: Hasta el 5 de mayo Hora: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Lunes a Viernes ¿Necesita Comida? Telefono: 1-800-984-3663 SecondHarvestFood.org Censo Consultas en Español 1-866-928-2010 Servicios de Inmigración Organización de San José que ayuda a inmigrantes S.I.R.E.N Lugar: 1425 Koll Circle Suite 109 Teléfono: (408) 453-3003 San Jose, CA 95112 (Entre la 4ta. Y Gish) www.siren-bayarea.org Registre su CELULAR Para recibir alertas en caso de emergencia La información se recibe en español visite www.alertscc.gov

“Let the Eagle Fly” the Cesar Chavez Musical, March 5-31 at San Jose City College Theatre, www.LetTheEagleFly.com Cesar Chavez March, March 24, Dwntwn San Jose, 11 AM, www.chavezfamilyvision.org BITTERSWEET HARVEST; Bracero Exhibit by Smithosnian Institution at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose through May 2, www.MHCVIVA.org


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¿Cómo mantenerse en forma en casa y en familia?

Serve Frozen Seafood:

You Won't Have To Fish For Compliments (NAPSA) any Americans might enjoy a more delicious and nutritious diet if they didn't fall for certain fish tales-and discovered how flavorful and reasonably priced frozen seafood can be. "Many may not realize seafood can be as affordable as many cuts of poultry and meat," explains Elizabeth Ward, nationally recognized registered dietitian. And nationally recognized food experts support new and improved frozen dinners for tasty meal options. "They're fresher, tastier and healthier than ever," according to Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine. In the frozen aisle, you can find fabulous shrimp and delicious hand-cut fish fillets that bring the benefits of seafood home. SeaPak Shrimp Company, located on a barrier island off the coast of Georgia, has been making frozen seafood affordable and convenient for more than six decades. It's known for its authentic taste inspired by the coast, bringing seafood to the dinner table. They are great served right out of the box or incorporated into a favorite recipe for a spectacular, restaurant-quality dinner.

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enemos que buscar las mejores maneras y los mejores recursos para mantener una vida en forma. Comer adecuadamente es uno de los principios básicos así como mantener actividad física a diario aunque sea por 20 minutos. Si bien lo hace fuera de casa también lo puede hacer dentro de casa. En los últimos meses hay una serie de productos que se han lanzado en el mercado que involucra a participar a toda la familia. Un momento de entretenimiento, diversión y qué mejor a lado de los hijos, el esposo o la familia completa. Wii Fit Plus es un juego que permite más de 20 actividades. Según este juego los participantes pueden ver ahora la cantidad aproximada de calorías quemadas durante cada sesión de ejercicios, y controlar al mismo tiempo su progreso general. Un estudio hecho en la Universidad de Oklahoma y otro en Hong Kong indica que el 39 por ciento más de calorías por minuto fueron quemados en el juego pasivo de vídeo, el 98 por ciento más calorías por minuto fueron quemados en el juego activo. Por otra parte, los investigadores encontraron que la frecuencia cardíaca fue significativamente más alta durante el juego activo y el juego de acción en comparación con el juego de vídeo que obliga a jugadores sentados. Ahora se han criticado los videos juegos y uno de los juegos aceptables para organización Common Sense Media es precisamente estos juegos que lleven a los niños y a todas las personas a la actividad física y que no simplemente se queden moviendo botones aplastados en un sillón.

"Entre un juego que tiene a un niño en un sofá por horas a un juego activo definitivamente optamos por éste último. Otro valor importante es que es este es un juego que integra a las familias a diferencia de los otros juegos electrónicos que aislan a miembros de una familia. Algunos están en la computadora, otros están conectados a video juegos y otros viendo televisión acabando con la comunicación familiar", dijo María Alvarez especialista en Medios de Comunicación y vocera de Common Sense Media. "No sabía cómo hacer ejercicios aeróbicos y gracias a mis hijas aprendí a usar el Wii Fit Plus. Pero no solo me alegra el hecho de haber aprendido sino que mis hijas compartieron y siguen compartiendo este momento tan importante conmigo", dijo Ana Trelles de la ciudad de Mountain View. Tanto los usuarios experimentados como los que recién se inician en el juego, desearán con gran entusias mo realizar cada sesión de Wii Fit Plus, gracias a la gran variedad de nuevas funciones y mejoras. Con este juego puede hacer ejercicios aeróbicos, de yoga, de tonificación y de equilibrio. "Soy una persona que no tiene tiempo para ir a un gimnasio y tampoco para una membresía. Tengo que cuidar los gastos de mi familia y decidimos usar algo que permita participar a mis dos hijos a veces a mi esposo y por supuesto a mi", dijo Sandra Rodriguez de San José quien cuenta con uno de estos juegos. Este juego no es caro está al alcance de la familia y la segunda versión salió para acoplarse a la primera, es decir nada nuevo hay que comprar para continuar con los modelos anteriores. Muchas veces cada nuevo juego que sale implica comprar todo en esta caso no.

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Directions: PREHEAT oven to 425°F. BAKE tilapia tenders according to package instructions. MIX sour cream, mayonnaise, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce in a small bowl to make the taco sauce. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. PLACE slaw, mandarin oranges, black beans, avocado, cilantro in a large bowl. Toss until well mixed and coated. PLACE lime juice and honey in a small bowl and stir together. Pour over slaw mixture and toss until well mixed and coated. ASSEMBLE tacos. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of Taco Sauce onto a soft tortilla. Add slaw mixture and top with a hot tilapia tender. Repeat. Learn More More information is available at www.seapak.com. Shrimp is the perfect protein for so many recipes, especially when you're not eating meat.


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n el thriller de acción futurista Repo Men, los humanos han prolongado y mejorado nuestras vidas mediante unos órganos artificiales enormemente sofisticados y costosos. El lado oscuro de estos avances médicos es que si no pagas tus facturas, la Unión te envía sus muy especializados recaudadores de deudas para recuperar su mercancía...sin importarles lo más mínimo tu comodidad o supervivencia. Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Cold Mountain) interpreta a Remy, uno de los mejores colectores de órganos en el negocio. Cuando él sufre una herida casi mortal en el trabajo, se despierta con el corazón artificial m*s avanzado de la compañía en su cuerpo...además de una cuantiosa deuda. Pero

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uno de los efectos secundarios de la operación es que ya no le interesa su trabajo. Cuando no puede pagar su deuda, La Unión envía a su m*s duro recaudador, el antiguo compañero de Remy, Jake (el ganador de un Premio de la Academia(r) Forest Whitakere (de The Last King of Scotland, Vantage Point), para localizarlo. Ahora que el perseguidor se ha convertido en perseguido, Remy se une a Beth (Alice Braga de I Am Legend, Blindness), otra deudora que le enseña cómo desaparecer del sistema. Y cuando él y Jake se embarcan en una persecución a través de un paisaje poblado de amigos desquiciados y enemigos, un hombre se convertirá en un reacio héroe para miles de personas a la fuga.

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THE BOUNTY HUNTER: UNA INTENSA COMEDIA DE ACCIÓN Por Martin del Palacio

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icen que donde hubo fuego, cenizas quedan, y precisamente sobre eso trata "The Bounty Hunter", una nueva comedia de acción protagonizada por Gerard Butler y Jennifer Aniston que llegará a los cines de todo el país este 19 de marzo. En el nuevo filme Aniston y Butler intepretan a Milo Boyd y Nicole Hurley, una pareja de divorciados, que se reencuentran por esas cosas del azar, y terminan descubriendo que tal vez, no todo ha terminado

entre ellos. La relación que tenían cuando estaban casados estaba muy lejos de ser maravillosa, pero las circunstancias eran otras. Milo era policía, y hacía muy bien su trabajo, pero no sabía poner límites, no solo a sus superiores, sino tampoco a su propia esposa, que era reportera y aprovechaba su relación para obtener primicias. Las cosas en la casa se fueron poniendo cada vez peor, y el divorcio terminó marcando el final de una etapa: la de la estabilidad en la vida de Milo. Poco después, también lo terminaron echando de la policía.

Invite you and a guest to an advance screening For your chance to receive an admit-two advance screening pass to see THE LAST SONG, please call the offices of El Observador at (408) 457-1054 beginning TODAY, Friday, March 19th between the hours of 9am – 5pm or go online to: www.el-observador.com. Please tell us your name and daytime phone number. Passes are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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Por Martín del Palacio n esta divertida comedia, que cuenta con las voces de Gerard Butler, América Ferrera, Craig Fergusson, Jay Baruchel y Jonah Hill, entre muchos otros, la historia transcurre en un antiguo - e imaginario - pueblo vikingo del siglo XI, donde los niños crecen soñando con el momento en que sean lo suficientemente grandes como para salir

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Gays ya no quieren a Paquita la del Barrio Los Angeles,. (Notimex) on amenazas de boicot y la exigencia de una disculpa pública, organizaciones de homosexuales pidieron a la cantante Paquita la del Barrio que cese a sus comentarios homofóbicos. Este día agrupaciones latinas de la comunidad lésbico-gay y transgénero convocaron a una conferencia de prensa en Los Angeles para demandar a la cantante que dé fin a expresiones en su contra. "Sus comentarios están causando un daño severo justo cuando la lucha por derechos de igualdad de uniones entre parejas del mismo sexo está en una etapa crucial en Estados Unidos, México y otros países en América Latina", se indicó.

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Paquita la del Barrio causó polémica con las declaraciones que en fecha reciente hizo a medios hispanos de la Unión Americana, a quienes les dijo que se oponía a la adopción de niños por parte de matrimonios del mismo género. "Este tipo de adopción crearía confusión en los pequeños, quienes no sabrían a quién llamarle mamá o papá. Estamos mal, va a terminar loca la criatura", expresó a la cadena Univisión. En otra declaración, la intérprete de "Rata de dos patas" se inclinó porque "mejor los niños huérfanos deberían morirse de hambre antes de ser adoptados por homosexuales. Si tuviera un hijo, jamás estaría a gusto de que estuviera con ellos", externó.

Oscar de la O, director de la Organización Bienestar, en donde se efectuó la conferencia de prensa, calificó a la cantante como ignorante por no saber que los menores pueden ser educados por estas parejas, "además de que demostró que no tiene corazón". La reunión fue convocada por líderes y miembros de las comunidades Latina y la Gay, Lésbica, Bisexual y Transgénero (LGBT), quienes dijeron que ya son múltiples las ocasiones que la cantante ha hecho comentarios negativos en contra de ellos. Las declaraciones de Paquita la del Barrio causaron asombro hasta en programas de noticias anglosajones, como la NBC y en el canal digital News Raw.

K-Paz de la Sierra celebra el Bicentenario México,. (Notimex).

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l grupo K-Paz de la Sierra ha sido considerado entre las pocas agrupaciones de género duranguense para participar en los festejos del Bicenternario de la Independencia y Centenario de la Revolución, a la vez que prepara una serie de duetos, luego del éxito con el cantante Guadalupe Esparza. En entrevista telefónica con Notimex, Juan Gómez, líder de la agrupación, y hermano del fallecido fundador, Sergio Gómez, destacó que

la invitación corrió a cargo de una instancia de gobierno, aunque desconoce si federal o local: "La verdad lo importante es que vamos a estar seguramente en algo muy bueno, porque incluso ya nos tomaron la foto para ello". "Estoy seguro que K-Paz de la Sierra no será olvidado por nadie, porque es una agrupación que se metió en el corazón de los mexicanos y más allá de cambios e incluso de la ausencia de mi propio hermano, el nombre de la agrupación ya es un referente musical en la cultura de lo regional mexicano".

"Distinto" Miami, (Notimex) ras una pausa de dos años motivada por la necesidad de estar cerca de su padre por un problema de salud, el cantautor argentino Diego Torres vuelve con "Distinto", álbum e el que afirmó reinventa su música con ritmos como rap, hip hop y country. "En 2008 mi papá tuvo un problema de salud y lo tuvimos que operar; estuvo mes y medio en terapia intensiva fue una situación complicada y afortunadamente ya esta bien", declaró el cantautor. "La ausencia es porque sentí ganas de quedarme en mi casa cerca de mi familia, de mis hermanos y mi papá, necesité claramente eso. El resultado es el álbum "Distinto" que saldrá al mercado el próximo 4 de mayo después de cuatro años de preparación y el octavo de su carrera desde "Andando" (2006). En este álbum Torres dijo que ofrece una pro puesta nueva con sonidos y arreglos distintos que incluyen rap, hip hop y hasta country.

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Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández Celebrates Mexico's Anniversary Year

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AN JOSE- 2010 is definitely the year to celebrate Mexico. Honoring both the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of Mexico's Independence, the country's commemorative activities extend throughout the globe. With two national milestones coming together in one anniversary year, Mexico is going all out to memorialize this cultural eclipse with a smorgasbord of artistic festivities. One of the first major events in the celebration lineup in the Bay Area will be gala performances of the Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, the most prestigious ballet Folklórico troupe in the world and definitely one of Mexico's most coveted cultural exports. Sponsored by Dance for Power, a Stockton-based organization specializing in the presentation of world arts events, these performances will take place on Sunday, March 28, at 3pm and 7pm at the Center for the Performing Arts, located in downtown San Jose. Hailing from the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico

City, the Ballet Folklórico de México is unparalleled for its stunning collage of whirling skirts and incredible foot stomping. The 60 spectacular dancers who appear in dazzling costumes against picturesque backdrops will be accompanied by a 15 virtuoso musicians whose mariachi and other popular rhythms regularly delight audiences of all ages and ethnicities. An attraction that rivals the best Broadway production, in 2010 the company is pulling out all its artistic stops to make their program an incomparable experience with eye-catching choreography. Tickets to these once-in-a-lifetime anniversary performances may be obtained by calling the San Jose Convention Center Box Office at (408) 7924111 or by visiting the Box Office directly at 150 West San Carlos Street. Box-office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Tickets to the event are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000. Online sales for the performances can be made at www.sjtix.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Major Paintings by Jacob Lawrence and David Park Enter the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Collection

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an Francisco, March 2010-The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have acquired two major paintings for the American galleries at the de Young Museum: Migration (1947) an early work by Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), one of America's most important Social Realist artists, and Two Bathers (1958) by David Park (1911-1960), the pioneering Bay Area Figurative artist. A stunningly beautiful and conceptually powerful image in its own right, Migration is of particular art historical importance because of its thematic and stylistic ties to Lawrence's 1941

Migration Series, one of the most significant narratives of the African American experience in the history of art. Park's enigmatic painting augments the Museums' strong holdings of works by Park and his colleagues, Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff. "The Museums' aim is to acquire the very best and most representative examples for each particular collecting area. By collecting the very best, the Museums fill gaps in the collection and also enhance current strengths," says John E. Buchanan, Jr., director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

iami, FL.- (F & F Media Corp.) Aleks Syntek recorded a live session in Mexico City where he gave insight into his music and career exclusively for iTunes. The iTunes Originals includes live tracks with interview segments, which are combined, with key tracks from Aleks Syntek's catalogue, providing a career-spanning, intimate look at such a unique artist from México. For the songs that Aleks Syntek re-recorded, it was done in a very spontaneous way and with the help of other musicians. "Una Pequeña Parte de Ti", "Mis Impulsos Sobre Ti", "Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas", Bendito tu Corazón", "Historias de Danzón y de Arrabal", and "Más de 1000 Años" are among some of those tracks. "It was a great challenge and I feel very proud to have recorded the iTunes Originals; I have seen how artists like Sting or Elvis Costello have done their sessions and I know that I am now the first Mexican artists to do so", says Aleks Sytenk, "I love the idea of innovating and creating original things". During this very special moment for Aleks, Starbucks and iTunes picked "Más de 1000 Años" as their Pick of the Week which is part of a program designed for coffee lovers that visit Starbucks stores every Tuesday. The cards are available in more than 260 Starbucks stores in Mexico and will be given out for free to customers.


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Mar. 16, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV166673

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of : Rober to C arlos Hernande z Lozano, Adriana Ivette Chavez Rodelo Ruiz TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Roberto Carlos Hernandez Lozano, Adriana Ivette Chavez Rodelo Ruiz have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Max Daniel Hernande z to Max Daniel Hernandez Chavez Rodelo. THE COURT ORDERS tha t all persons in terested 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 05/25/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy 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 general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 16, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV166636 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ruiz, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ruiz, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this c ourt for a decree changing names as follo ws: a. Ruiz, aka Eddie Michael Hernandez Sr. to Eddie Michael Hernande z Sr , . THE COURT ORDERS tha t all persons in terested 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 05/25/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy 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 general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 16, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 535096 The following person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Green Pro Service, 1211 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Hamid Pirzadeh, 1211 P ark Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 This business is c onducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.”(A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hamid Pirzadeh March 12, 19, 26; April 02, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/08/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 535037 The following person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Exhibit Plant Rental, 6078 Monterey Hw y #208, S an Jose , C A 95138, Santa Clara Co. Antonio Israel Nerio, 6078 Mon terey Hwy #208, S an Jose, CA 95138. This business is c onducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.”(A registrant who declares as true information

which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Antonio I Nerio March 12, 19, 26; April 02, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/05/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 535059 The following person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Alv arez Home Cleaning , 1206 Leigh Ave #4, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Arturo Torres A., 1206 Leigh Ave #4, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true informa tion which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Arturo Torres A March 12, 19, 26; April 02, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/05/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534373 The following person(s) is(ar e) doing business as: Elefante Blanco Thrift/Boutique., 1343 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126, Santa Clara Co. Elefante Blanco INC., 15786 Rica Vista Way, San Jose, CA 95127. 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 tha t all informa tion in this statement is true and c orrect.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she kno ws to be false is guilty of a crime.) Elefante Blaco INC Joyce M Engstrom March 12, 19, 26; April 02, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/18/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165628 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ka Yon Angela Lee, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ka Yon Angela Lee, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ka Yon Angela Lee to Kay Angela Ching. 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 05/18/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: loca ted at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of gener al cir culation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 05, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165908 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anirudh Muralidharan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Anirudh Muralidharan, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this c ourt for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anirudh Muralidharan t o Anirudh Chari. THE COURT ORDERS tha t all persons in terested 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 05/18/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the O rder to Show cause shall be published at least once a


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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.)

Mar. 09, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010

Harshad Shah March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165681 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shungo Hsu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Shungo Hsu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shuango Hsu to Tina Shuango Hsu Song. 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 05/18/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 08, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV166117 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aimee Tyre, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Aimee Tyre, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Talan Jeramy Tyre to Talan Jeramy Santos, b. Aimee Lynn Tyre to Aimee Lynn Santos . 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 05/25/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 10, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 01, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: West Coast Wings San Jose Inc The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 725 Ridder Park Dr Suite 80 San Jose, CA 95131-2431 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 March 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534458 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Platinum Financial Services, 2033 Gateway Pl #552, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. American Alliance for Global Education, 2719 Penitencia Creek Rd., San Jose, CA 95132 This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534693 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: VJA Consultant, 870 E El Camino Real Apt#157, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Amador Vargas, 870 E El Camino Real Apt # 157, Mountain View, Ca 94040 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.) Amador Vargas March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/26/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534024 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: 510 Towing, 296 Higdon Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara Co. Jose Israel Resendiz Sosa, 296 Higdon Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Israel Resendiz Sosa March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/09/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534687 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Monter Trucking, 532 S 8th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Fermin Monter Anaya, 532 S 8th St, San Jose, CA 95112, 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.) Fermin Monter Anaya March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/26/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534727 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: J.J.D’s Pool Service, 535 Cinnamon Dr., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Demetrio Jose Juarez, 535 Cinnamon Dr., 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.) Demetrio Jose Juarez March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534867 The following person(s) is(are) doing

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business as: One Stop Grocer, 400 D Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara Co. Monica Vachhani, 73 Images Circle, 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.) Monika Vachhani March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/03/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534590 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Thankful Instruments, 1931 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara Co. Guang Ti, 390 E Taylor Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Tu Ping Chen, 390 E Taylor Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/25/10. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yu Ping Chen March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/25/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534326 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Star Yoga, 438 Toyon Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Teresita S. Oliva, 11482 Chula Vista Ave., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an idividual 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.) Teresita S. Oliva March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/17/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165187 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Raquel Brown, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Raquel Brown, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marquel Andres Parra to Marquel Andre Brown. 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 05/11/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 02, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165186 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rosa E Mondello, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Rosa E Mondello, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rosa E Mondello to

Rosy E. Mondello. 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 05/11/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 02, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV165086 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anthony Charles Jimenez Mercado, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Anthony Charles Jimenez Mercado, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony Charles Jimenez Mercado to Anthony Charles Mercado Durkin. 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 05/11/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Mar. 01, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV164871 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jerry Humberto Sumlar Cordova, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jerry Humberto Sumlar Cordova, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jerry Humberto Sumlar Cordova to Jerry Cordova Howard. 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 05/04/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 25, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533365 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: WebViaduct, 1482 Oliver Place, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Aleksandr Agamov, 1482 Oliver Place, Santa Clara, CA 95051 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aleksandr Agamov Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534422 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Federick William, 13180 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Kathryn Kennedy Winery, 13180 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/19/10. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Kathryn Kennedy Winery Marty Mathis/President Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/19/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533568 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Cedar Tree Casino, 444 Saratoga Ave #25-B, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Curt Von Neumann, 444 Saratoga Ave #25-B, Santa Clara, CA 95050 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare 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.) Curt Von Neumann Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/28/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534496 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Treasure Wear, 447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Yang Qin, 1558 Sawgrass Dr., San Jose, CA 95116 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare 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.) Yang Qin Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/23/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534472 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Sweet Little Things, 4420 Rivermark Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Ling Law, 4420 Rivermark Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this 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.) Ling Law Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533431 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Café Delatti, 42 Elm Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara Co. MJ Cores INC, 5630 Stevens Creek, Blvd, #263, 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.) MJ Cores INC Myung Jin Kim/CEO Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/26/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533810 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: OMNI Securities LLC, 6954 Gregorich Dr.# A A, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. OMNI Securities, LLC., 6954 Gregorich Dr., #A, San Jose, CA 95138 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/1/10. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) OMNI Securities LLC James D Seifert Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/03/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534473 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: MFSC, Mayu Fujino, 5631 Le Fevre Dr., San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Mayu Foundation, INC., 5631 Le Fevre Dr., San Jose, CA 95118 This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this 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.) Mayu Foundation, Inc. Stephanie Nozawa Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534517 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Los Cubanos Restaurant, 22 N Almaden Ave., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Edenia Calvo, 36 Race St #C, San Jose, CA 95126, Alcides Calvo, 36 Race St #C, San Jose, CA 95126 This business is conducted by a husband and wife, registrant began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 4/01/2005. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Edenia Calvo Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/23/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534549 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Banda Los Nuevos Comander de Leonardo Magaña, 3267 Fronda Dr., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Leonardo Magaña, 3267 Fronda Dr., San Jose, CA 95148 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names 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.) Leonardo Magaña Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/24/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534441 The following person(s) is(are) doing

business as: Q Salon and Spa, 19110 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite C, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Raymond Hung, 4960 Owens Dr Apt 737, Pleasanton, CA 94588 This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Raymond Hung Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 534268 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Limat Income Tax Services, Limat Funding, 1250 Ames Ave, Suite 200, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Limat Accounting Services, 1750 Stokes Street, #164, San Jose, CA 95126 This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership, registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/30/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Limat Accounting Services Linus O Nwaulu Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/16/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 533720 The following person(s) is(are) doing business as: Solid Legal & Social Services, 341 Cobalt Way #207, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Santa Clara Co. Mahmoud H. Abdolmajid, 562 Columbia Ave #1, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Farzaneh Shafouriniasar, 562 Columbia Ave #1, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrants began doing business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/02/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mahmoud H Abdolmajid Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/02/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163504 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mehdi Hajiakbar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mehdi Hajiakbar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mehdi Hajiakbar to Mehdi Barr THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/27/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 10, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163990 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Beatrice Natalie Chechelski, TO

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Beatrice Natalie Chechelski, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Beatrice Natalie Chechelski to Natalie Beatrice Chechelski 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 05/04/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 19, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 110CV163891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Li Chien Tsai, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Li Chien Tsai, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Li Chien Tsai to Rei Lichien Tsai 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 05/04/2010 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 18, 2010 Mary Ann Grilli Judge of the Superior Court Feb.26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 534408 The 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. Fantastic Sams, 1659 Branham Lane, Suite E, San Jose, CA 95118. Filed in Santa Clara County on 12/12/2008, under file no. 517772. KC Organic Hair LLC, 2517 Heron Court, San Jose, CA 95133. This business was conducted by a limited liability company. 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.) KC Organic Hair LLC Chetan Khetani Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19, 2010 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/19/2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 11, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are: LA RUEDA RESTAURANT The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2270 Monterey Hwy San Jose, CA 95112-6022 Type of license applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published on February 26; 2010


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Listo para el Mundial de Sudáfrica Roma.-(Notimex)

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l técnico de la selección italiana de futbol, Marcello Lippi deseó al paraguayo Salvador Cabañas, que hace casi dos meses recibió un balazo en un bar de la Ciudad de México, una pronta recuperación para que pueda participar en el próximo Mundial de Sudáfrica. "Mis mejores augurios para que Cabañas se recupere y si participa en el Mundial yo sería muy feliz", declaró Lippi en un encuentro con corresponsales extranjeros en Roma.

Consideró que la selección paraguaya es una de las que "hay que considerar más" dentro del grupo F, en el que está Italia (además de Eslovaquia y Nueva Zelanda". "La selección paraguaya es la de mayor consideración dentro del 'girone', ha hecho dos años de alto nivel, es muy hábil y muy veloz", declaró. "Ello más allá de Cabañas, a quien deseó una rápida recuperación para el Mundial", reiteró. El paraguayo recibió un balazo en la cabeza el pasado 25 de enero en un bar de la capital mexicana, aparentemente durante una riña.


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