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Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Are you aware that Pope Francis assembled a forum last December 2016 at the Vatican which was attended by philanthropists (such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet), financial geniuses (Joseph Stiglitz), and national and political leaders? Those attending this Vatican Forum 'brainstormed, debated, evaluated and proposed strategies addressing the following topics: a) World wide poverty; b) inequitable wealth distribution; and c) Global Climate Change. Ideas dealing with the creation of needed sustainable economic investment included infrastructural development (roads, bridges, communication systems, etc.). EO finds it interesting that American mainstream medias (major newspapers, radio, and TV) have not reported this event nor commented upon it. Check out Time Magazine's December 16, 2016 issue to read its several brief reports. EO notes the similarity to the three major concerns which the future Trump Administration must address: a) Comprehensive Immigration Reform; b) IRS Tax Reform which addresses income/wealth

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distribution disparities; and c) Affordable health Insurance coverage (2010 Affordable Care Act = ObamaCare). Needing much attention are continuing development of public policy and programs dealing with 1) guaranteed annual personal income; 2) Global Climate Change and 3) access to education. The reality is that many individuals will never have a traditional job because of artificial information (AI), automation and robotics. Presently change is happening so fast that traditional government programs, economy, and society are not coping well with the rapid pace of these changes. The increasing number of impoverished, homeless and insufficiently trained skill labor attest to this dynamic process. Pope Francis is shaking up the Roman Catholic Church in his concern about expanding global poverty, inequitable distribution of wealth, and global climate change being experienced worldwide. Allegedly He is asking Catholic Cardinals and Bishops to consider the issue allowing Catholic priests to be married. The Roman Catholic Church needs to seriously consider having married women to also serve GOD as clerics. During the past 40 years parishioners of the Episcopal faith have experienced all ministries delivered by both married men and women who

ARE YOU AWARE? are ordained and effectively serve their ministries. Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, Diocese of El Camino Real (which extends from Palo Alto all the way south to San Luis Obispo) has been the chief shepherd of that diocese for the past 8 years. That diocese sponsors the Santa Maria Urban Mission located in downtown San Jose, CA. Of interest is the scheduled visit of the first African-American who is the current Presiding Bishop. The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will make his first visit to the Diocese of El Camino Real. Speaking on Saturday, January 7, Bishop Curry will bring his inspiring, joyful and magnetic delivery to Sherwood Hall, Salinas, CA. His keynote address will focus on bringing Jesus’ messages into our communities. He will also join in a panel discussion and audience Q&A. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. (bring your own lunch; beverages available). No registration required: congregations, the public and all neighboring dioceses are invited to attend this event taking place from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Bishop Curry will be joined by The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation,

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and Stewardship of Creation, one of the church’s leading thinkers around 21st century ministry and mission.

executives when making decisions which alter the traditional system of 'working to support one's family'.

Joseph W. Heston, President and General Manager, KSBWTV, the Central Coast's NBC and ABC station, will moderate the panel.

THE TRADITONAL USE OF CHARITY, CHURCHES AND TAXES TO REDISTRIBUTE W E ALTH HAS BEEN THWARTED BY SPECIAL INTERESTS who are using Robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and 'offshore low cost labor' to increase profits while eliminating jobs providing a living wage. Vehicles and other innovative devices guided by artificial intelligence (AI) will diminish many traditional jobs.

“We’re thrilled the Presiding Bishop is coming to our diocese, and I expect our diocese to greet him with an enthusiastic presence,” said Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves. “Come and be spiritually fed. Invite your friends who might be interested in seeing joyful Christianity in a way they may not have experienced!” In a video, Bishop Michael Curry describes the look and feel of the Jesus Movement. His Christmas message is available here. Canon Stephanie Speller’s Talk about the “Revolutionary Art of Listening” can be viewed here also. For more details, visit www.realepiscopal.org. (Source: REAL EPISCOPAL, email dated December 30, 2016) These two happenings are evidence that Christians are concerned with the challenges their parish members are facing. What needs to be addressed is the need to include 'Christian Community Stewardship' into the paradigm used by business

This is why religious leaders such as Pope Francis, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves need to insert 'new standards of ethics and morals to redefine 'what's right'. Also the current concept of 'ownership' needs to be replaced with 'civic stewardship' which is applied to all those natural resources provided by Divine Providence'. All need to become aware and involved in these many changes which are happening so quickly as an outcome of enhanced electronic communications. BECOME AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING. To become an involved stakeholder who has the faith and hope (which will redefine your children's future) you must first 'become informed and aware'.

¿Qué Hacer? Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana A la luz de la avalancha de cambios inminentes en el país, a raíz de la entrada de un nuevo gobierno el 20 de enero, es perfectamente entendible que la comunidad de inmigrantes mantenga una actitud expectante ante un eventual cambio de rumbo que afecte su situación actual y futuro en los Estados Unidos. Entre las promesas de la próxima administración figura la deportación de 2 a 3 millones de inmigrantes con record criminal, la revisión de los programas de visas para evitar su abuso y la anulación de las acciones ejecutivas del presidente Barack Obama, incluido el Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) Sin embargo, es necesario ir más allá del

estado de preocupación y evitar quedar inmovilizados e impotentes ante lo que se avecina. Por ejemplo 1.5 millones de inmigrantes son elegibles a algún tipo de alivio migratorio. Para este grupo de inmigrantes lo más importante es determinar su elegibilidad y posibles rutas de acción. La Red Hispana.org ofrece una herramienta en línea para saber si calificas. Más de 8.8 millones de Residentes Legales Permanentes pueden iniciar desde el primer día del 2017 el trámite para el proceso de ciudadanía, aunque ahora tendrán que pagar las nuevas tarifas vigentes desde la última semana de diciembre. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con algunas estimaciones, más de un millón de residentes legales permanentes son elegibles

para quedar exentos del pago de la cuota de naturalización, debido a su nivel de ingresos. Por nacionalidades, los residentes legales permanentes mexicanos son no sólo el grupo más numeroso que resiste la ciudadanía, sino que demora más tiempo en naturalizarse, a pesar que hacerse ciudadano representa un blindaje automático contra las deportaciones. Los inmigrantes disponen además del apoyo de sus embajadas y consulados en Estados Unidos, donde no sólo pueden recibir información relevante sino protección y asesoría legal en caso de ser víctimas de abusos o discriminación. La red consular mexicana en Estados Unidos está preparándose para reforzar el apoyo a sus connacionales, que representan la mayor proporción de inmigrantes en Estados Unidos, bajo todos los escenarios posibles a raíz del nuevo gobierno.

También es crucial mantenerse continuamente informado y atento a los sucesos políticos y legislativos, en especial en Washington, toda vez que se avecina un periodo de cambios potenciales que pueden alterar el panorama para millones de inmigrantes y sus familias. En suma, es lógico estar preocupado, pero es más importante estar ocupado en el análisis de las opciones que dispone cada inmigrante en lo individual. El apoyo y la información están más cerca que nunca, y tanto embajadas, consulados y grupos independientes y comunitarios están listos para tender la mano. Todos tenemos derechos y no es momento pues para la angustia o la desesperanza. Para más información visita www.laredhispana.org.

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A NEW YEAR, A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Five Tips To Prepare Your Children For Success In School NAPS One of the best things you can do for your children is to make sure they attend school every day. After all, we want our kids to have the best possible chance of doing well in school and achieving their dreams. But getting a child to school isn’t always easy. While some absences are understandable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence. Although most parents understand the importance of getting their child to school every day, many believe that missing three or more days of school each month won’t make a difference. In reality, as early as elementary school, students who miss just two school days per month are more likely to fall behind in school, and less likely to graduate from high school. Even when the absences are excused or understandable, absences add up. Students who miss just two days of school each month end up missing 18 school days, or 10 percent of the school days in a year.

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Melody Arabo Homeroom, Dept of Education Even though we are halfway through the school year, the start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity for a fresh perspective on my classroom. Just like I did with my home over break, I plan to reorganize my room and purge any resources that I no longer need. If I haven’t used it yet at this point in the year, chances are I don’t actually need it and it should go. Of course, I don’t want to throw out anything that could be useful to someone else, so I will give them away to a teacher, tutor, or student that will put them to good use. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. A freshly cleaned classroom is a terrific landscape for exciting new projects. By January, the routines and activities that we have in place can become dull and redundant to students, so this is a prime time to shake things up and try something different. I have always been interested in the idea of passion projects, and while I worry that third graders might be too young for it, I also remind myself to never underestimate the power of my students. Even if it doesn’t turn out the way I envision, I’ll never know what can be improved if I don’t try it, and there will be many lessons for all of us to learn as we go through the initiatory process. I will start by helping the kids identify problems they are affected by and brainstorming ways to solve them. No limits either, because I want them to aim high and see where it takes us. I plan to integrate technology, encourage kids to blog about their challenges and

successes, and incorporate other pieces of our curriculum to model a project-based learning environment, which has been a goal of mine for a long time. Setting new goals is another traditional part of the New Year, and that shouldn’t be limited to our personal lives, so I have been thinking about professional goals that I would like to reach in 2017. Since teacher leadership is a personal passion of mine, my list of things to do includes submitting applications for the plethora of opportunities that now exist. Most run on a calendar year so the deadlines are usually sometime in January. And, I’m excited to see what I can accomplish with summer professional development opportunities, too! I would be remiss if I didn’t plug the U.S. Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship which is now open for applications until January 23rd. This Fellowship has stretched my thinking and taught me so much about policy and the importance of teacher voice, so I encourage you all to apply for a life changing experience! While some may humbug New Year resolutions, I believe that it is always a good idea to reflect and improve, especially when it comes to how we engage with our students. I encourage you to take a few minutes and set some small goals for your classroom, too! Happy New Year! Melody Arabo teaches third grade at Keith Elementary School in West Bloomfield, MI and is a 2016-2017 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship.

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By following these five simple tips, you can help ensure your child attends school every day. Attending school every day puts your child on the path toward success in school and in life. What to Do: 1. Keep track of how many days of school your child has missed. 2. ​Figure out why your child is absent from school. Is your child dealing with a chronic illness such as asthma? Is he being bullied or struggling at school? Is she staying home to help care for a family member?

3. ​A sk teachers and community leaders for advice and specific resources. Reach out to other parents, too, to ask for help and share tips. 4. Consider enrolling your child in a mentoring or an afterschool program. When kids work with mentors, they learn about the importance of attending school every day. With an additional support system in place, kids learn strategies to address their day-to-day challenges. Similarly, when kids get involved in afterschool programs, they are more likely to feel connected to their school communities and are less likely to be absent. 5. Visit AbsencesAddUp.org for information on the impact of absences and resources to help prevent them in the future. On the website, you’ll learn how to help children who are struggling in school, being bullied, managing chronic illness or dealing with mental health challenges. Additionally, the site also provides parents with resources to assist with caregiving, housing and food challenges. Learn More Families can visit AbsencesAddUp.org to find resources and tips that can help them through many challenges, whether their child isn’t feeling well, their family is struggling with housing, or anything in between. Many parents may be surprised to learn that even two absences a month can seriously hurt a child’s academic progress.


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Focus on Credit Factors, Not Credit Scores Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters You should want to know your credit score. After all, your credit can be incredibly important to your financial future. It could impact your likelihood of getting approved for a loan and the interest rate you'll get on new financial products. However, understanding the factors that influence your credit score can be even more important than knowing the score itself. There are five key factors that influence your credit scores. Fair Isaac Corporation's FICO credit scores are used for most lending decisions in the U.S., and the latest FICO base scoring model has a 300 to 850 range. The score depends on the information in a person's credit report, and the lower the score the more likely the person is to pay late. Past credit mistakes can stay on your reports for seven to 10 years. While the impact of negative marks diminishes over time, the credit-building process can be slow. However, just as a rising tide lifts all boats, improving your core credit factors could help raise all your scores over time.

FICO shares the five key factors that you should focus on to build healthy credit and the approximate weighting of each. 1. Payment history – 35 percent. A history of on-time payments can help your credit, while late payments, collection accounts, bankruptcies or other negative paymentrelated items could hurt it. Some types of accounts, such as utility or mobile phone contracts, don't generally report positive activity (on-time payments) to credit bureaus. But if the account gets sent to collections, that could still hurt your credit. You might want to open an account that reports your payments to the credit bureaus if you don't already have one (you can call the issuer and ask). Some people start with a secured credit card or a credit-builder loan from a credit union, but consider what type of account best fits your situation. 2. Amounts owed – 30 percent. The amount you owe versus your available credit, known as your utilization rate, is another important factor. A lower utilization rate often leads to better credit.

MINIMUM-WAGE HIKE HELPS, BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH Logan Pollard California News Service PASADENA, Calif. - Low-wage workers won a victory with California's minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year, it's 50 cents, bringing worker pay to $10.50 an hour and ultimately, to $15. But for many, it still isn't really enough to get by. About 22 percent of Californians live in poverty, and the service workers' union SEIU said that's essentially because seven out of ten jobs pay less than $15 an hour. Frank Trejo is one such worker. At 23, he said he's supporting himself, his mother and two younger relatives. "Right now I'm working two jobs," he said. "In the morning, I open at McDonald's from 4 to 12, as maintenance, and then I go to my second job as a dishwasher." Some small businesses say they empathize with workers but just can't afford the pay hike, and might even relocate to states like Nevada, with its $8.25 minimum wage and fewer taxes and regulations. Others argue that focusing on pay rates, instead

of keeping jobs in-state and improving job training, won't do enough to patch the deeper problems around job creation. Trejo said his mom, who also cares for a young niece and nephew, will soon be moving. Pasadena, where the median household income hovers around $70,000 and rent tops $1,400 a month, is just too much for the family right now. "So, she'll be taking the kids to my grandfather's house, and I'll be moving in with one of her friends, who has an empty room and will be renting that room to me," he added. "And I'm still planning on supporting my mom and helping her out, any way I can." Trejo said he'd like to go back to school. "I want to be able to get an education, in a field where I can work with my hands and use my brain more than just working hard, or stressing my body," he continued, "So, something like electrical engineering, or some sort of mechanical division." But making a living and helping out family means putting those plans on the back burner for now, even with a higher minimum wage.

If you're able to pay down credit card debt, that could quickly improve your utilization rate. Increasing your cards' credit limits and keeping credit cards open even when you don't regularly use them could also help. 3. Length of credit history – 15 percent. FICO looks at the age of your oldest account, newest account and average age of all your accounts. A longer history is usually better than a short one. Keeping accounts open, and ideally in good standing, can help you increase your length of credit history. Even when you close an account it will remain on your reports and count towards your credit history for seven to 10 years. 4. New credit – 10 percent. The new credit section considers how many new accounts you have, what types of accounts they are and recent inquiries into your credit. Hard inquiries generally occur when someone requests your credit report to make a lending decision or rental screening. A single inquiry will generally drop your score by a few points for several months, while multiple inquiries could have a larger negative impact. However, credit-scoring agencies let you shop for a loan without a penalty. Multiple

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hard inquiries for some types of loans, such as auto loans, could count as a single inquiry for credit-scoring purposes if they occur within a 14- to 45-day period. Soft inquiry, which can happen when you check your credit or a company pre-qualifies you for an offer, don't hurt your credit at all. Try not to open new accounts unless you need them and avoid new hard inquiries in the months leading up to applying for an important loan. 5. Credit mix –10 percent. Your experience with different types of credit, such as revolving credit and installment loans, could impact your score, particularly if there isn't a lot of information in your credit report. Having at least one credit card could help your credit mix, although that's not necessarily reason enough to apply for a card. Bottom line: Learn which factors matter the most to your credit scores, and try to make a habit of practicing credit-building behavior. Creating a system that'll help you make on-time payments and only using a small portion of your available credit are good starts.


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EL AGUA NATURAL ES LA MEJOR OPCIÓN PARA CHICOS Y GRANDES Norma De La Vega Universidad de California Beber agua es lo mejor para su cuerpo y su salud, el mensaje parece sencillo y claro, pero ponerlo en práctica ha requerido de un proceso largo y complejo que incluye: investigación, nuevas leyes, impuestos locales en la venta de sodas y hasta entrenamiento para facilitar la implementación de las nuevas regulaciones. Expertos de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California (UCCE) iniciaron, desde hace varios años, una lucha contra las bebidas endulzadas porque contienen azúcar agregada en grandes proporciones lo que causa sobrepeso obesidad y enfermedades como la diabetes que sigue aumentando y ha llegado a proporciones fuera de control. Un estudio de UCLA encontró que alrededor de 13 millones de adultos en California - 46 por ciento de la población- tienen prediabetes o diabetes que no ha sido diagnosticada; mientras que otros 2.5 millones de adultos, o 9 por ciento de la población ya han sido diagnosticados con diabetes. La combinación de ambos grupos representa 15.5 millones de personas, es decir 55 por ciento del total de la población del estado. La obesidad es un problema de salud que está profundamente ligado a varias enfermedades como la diabetes, alta presión, problemas cardiovasculares, cáncer y más. Investigaciones han encontrado que la obesidad afecta especialmente a afroamericanos, latinos y a las personas que viven en la pobreza. Para combatir la obesidad, los expertos de nutrición ofrecen talleres gratuitos en las comunidades de bajos ingresos promoviendo una alimentación saludable y actividad física. Además, han impulsado medidas para controlar el consumo de las bebidas endulzadas, y ya han tenido logros importantes. Por ejemplo, en las escuelas públicas ya no se venden sodas y esta tendencia se ha ido extendiendo a otros lugares claves como algunas universidades. También impulsaron la creación de una ley para evitar el consumo de bebidas endulzadas en los centros de cuidado infantil. “Chicos y grandes necesitamos mantenernos hidratados, pero en el caso de los niños, los

adultos tenemos la responsabilidad de asegurarnos que su fuente de hidratación sea lo más saludable posible, empezando, por ejemplo, por hacer que el agua pura sea lo más común y accesible en todo lugar y en todo momento, incluyendo la casa y la guardería”, señala Karina Díaz, experta en nutrición de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California.

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“Las bebidas endulzadas no son necesarias porque contienen poco valor nutritivo. La cantidad de vitaminas o minerales que proporcionan es muy poca o nula, y en cambio juegan un papel importante en el sobrepeso infantil, de ahí que a los niños menores de dos años NO se les deben dar bebidas que contenga azúcar agregada”. En 2009 una investigación de UCCE encontró que uno de cada cuatro niños en California, entre 2 a 5 años de edad, tenía sobrepeso u obesidad, y el número de niños que estaban empezando el kindergarten con este problema de salud seguía aumentando. “La obesidad infantil es preocupante porque afecta el bienestar de los niños y puede llegar a determinar su salud como adultos. Sabemos que los primeros años de vida son críticos para la formación de los hábitos de alimentación, entonces si hablamos de prevenir obesidad necesitamos atender el problema lo más temprano posible, es decir desde que los niños empiezan a comer alimentos sólidos”, señala Díaz. En 2012 entró en vigor la más completa ley sobre Bebidas Saludables en Centros de Cuidado Infantil que regula el tipo de bebidas que se ofrecen a los niños en las guarderías. Y en este año 2016 expertos de UCCE comenzaron a desarrollar un programa de entrenamiento por internet - en inglés y español - que tiene el propósito de ayudar al personal de las guarderías a cumplir con la ley y eliminar barreras. “El objetivo es mejorar el tipo de bebidas que se ofrecen a los niños en estos centros, esto con motivo de la nueva legislación que se llama Bebidas Saludables en Centros de Cuidado Infantil que ya está en vigor, y nosotros queremos proporcionar este entrenamiento como una herramienta más que facilite a los proveedores de cuidado infantil en la aplicación de las nuevas regulaciones”, enfatiza Díaz.

La ley establece las siguientes obligaciones para todos los centros de cuidado infantil o guarderías:

sus siglas en inglés)- ya estáncumpliendo con las nuevas normas. Sin embargo, el universo del cuidado infantil es amplio y diverso.

• Los niños deben tener agua potable a su alcance en todo momento, incluso durante sus comidas y refrigerios. Las bebidas endulzadas, ya sea con azúcar natural o azúcar artificial, están prohibidas en todo momento.

La meta de los expertos es que todos los adultos responsables del cuidado infantil, cuidadores formales e informales- y padres/o tutores ayuden a los niños a optar por los alimentos y bebidas saludables.

• Los jugos deben ser 100 por ciento de fruta y se debe servir como máximo una porción de acuerdo a la edad del niño. • La leche que se sirve a los niños de 2 años o más debe ser descremada o baja en grasa (1%) • No se permite leche con sabor o leche endulzada. La ley es un avance importante en la prevención del problema de la obesidad dado que continúa aumentando el número de madres trabajadoras y casi dos millones de niños en California están inscritos en las guarderías, ahí pasan varias horas y consumen dos o más comidas y refrigerios. Una evaluación realizada, posteriormente a la implementación de la ley, encontró que en la mayoría de las guarderías que reciben fondos públicos - a través del programa para la alimentación de los niños y adultos (Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP por

“Los niños deben aprender desde pequeñitos a identificar las opciones que son mejores para su cuerpo incluyendo el agua y esto es importante porque los buenos hábitos alimentarios pueden llegar a perdurar toda la vida”, sostiene Díaz, quien forma parte del grupo de expertas en nutrición que están trabajando en el diseño y evaluación del programa de entrenamiento. Díaz dijo que el entrenamiento –que estará disponible en un sitio por internet- es parte de un programa ambicioso que se realizará a largo plazo. Empezó en abril de este año y podría prolongarse por dos años más. Actualmente están en la etapa de consulta con personas claves del cuidado infantil. Los expertos quieren asegurarse que será una herramienta útil, accesible y diseñada en base a las necesidades de la comunidad.

Una iniciativa para mantener y mejorar la salud de comunidades y familias es parte de la Visión Estratégica 2025 (Strategic Vision 2025) de la División de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la UC


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Una vida sana es un propósito admirable, independientemente de la época del año en que estemos. El problema está en que muchas personas se trazan metas demasiado irreales, tomando resoluciones como rebajar demasiadas libras de peso, o renunciar totalmente a las comidas que adoran. Sin embargo, un método mejor consiste en hacer cambios pequeños que pueden producir un gran impacto. "Las personas que hacen cambios de estilo de vida pequeños pero inteligentes, tendrán mayores posibilidades de triunfar", afirma la Dra. Margot Savoy, médico de familia de Wilmington, Delaware. "La guerra se gana mediante la acumulación de pequeñas victorias. Si queremos sentirnos bien y hacer cambios duraderos, tenemos que pensar en transformaciones modestas para lograr grandes resultados". La adopción de hábitos saludables solo toma unos minutos al día, pero con el paso del tiempo ejercerá un impacto vital en su salud y bienestar. Y por si lo anterior fuese poco, la experta destaca que cuando se realizan esas actividades fáciles por espacio de dos o tres meses, se realizarán automáticamente. La Dra. Savoy aconseja estas medidas para una vida más sana en el 2017 cuya realización demora 10 minutos o menos. Informarse ¿Dolores de estómago? ¿Dolor en las rodillas? ¿No está seguro de que los síntomas que padece son provocados por un resfriado o la gripe? Estar sano equivale a mantenerse informado. Cuando necesite más información sobre su salud, visite un sitio Web de prestigio como familydoctor.org para conocer más detalles con escasos clics del ratón. El sitio Web, creado por la Academia de Médicos de Familia de los Estados Unidos (American Academy of Family Physicians, AAFP), cuenta con información de fácil comprensión

dirigida al paciente. Además, todo su contenido es revisado por un panel de médicos de familia certificados por la Junta, de manera que la información es actualizada y exacta. Ponga el cuerpo en movimiento No necesita una membresía de un gimnasio de lujo para estar en buena forma física. Solo tiene que destinar tiempo en incrementos de diez minutos diarios a ejercitar, y comenzará a sentir la diferencia. Trate de caminar, montar bicicleta o hacer series de sentadillas, planchas y saltos de tijera. En cuestión de minutos se elevará su ritmo cardiaco y ejercitará esos músculos. Si tiene hijos, invítelos a participar y le sorprenderá lo rápido que realiza una ejercitación relámpago. Por ejemplo, un juego de tag (también conocido como "la lleva", o "los tocados"), es un gran ejercicio para correr. Además, es una forma magnífica de conectarse con su familia. Beneficio adicional: sus hijos aprenderán a ejercitar por medio del juego. ¿No sabe cómo empezar? Familydoctor.org tiene todas las respuestas.

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wage hike to $15 an hour by the year 2019. On July 1, 2017, it will increase to $12 an hour. In Oakland, the minimum wage went up in January 1, 2017, 31 cents, from $12.55 to $12.86 based on the local Consumer Price Index, according to the city of Oakland.

Minimum Wage, Both A Positive and Negative Effect in the Bay Area Estephany Haro El Observador Cities across the Bay Area received the year 2017 with an increase on their minimum wage. This has been a victory for the thousands of minimum wage workers across the Bay Area who have been fighting for an increase. This will be positive for the families that live paycheck to paycheck. However, this increase can also be negative for some people here.

The minimum increase has been different for all Bay Area cities, but in the end raising the minimum wage is good but bad at the same time. Working families get to have extra money by the end of the day but this could also discourage teens from pursuing higher education since they will be making more money with a minimum wage paying job. The minimum wage in San Jose went up from $10.30 to $10.50 and the San Jose city council approved a gradual minimum

The increase might not seem enough for working families who struggle with the high rent in the Bay Area. But also, small businesses are the ones affected the most by these increases. Arturo Ortega owns China Station restaurant in San Jose and he says that he’ll be struggling with this new increase as he will have to pay his workers more from one day to another. “Although I agree with minimum wage going up, I don’t agree with the way they’re actually raising the minimum wage and the way it's going up,” Ortega said. However, just like Ortega many other small business owners disagree with the sudden increase of minimum wage and how that process will ultimately be affecting them.

“By driving the minimum wage up is going to affect how we hire more people, it’s actually going to create less jobs because we will have to pay more money to the employees,” Ortega said. In addition to needing to pay higher wages, the high cost of living in the Bay Area means they are affected by high costs both at home and their business. There are a lot of small businesses that have dedicated employees that mean a lot to the owners and help keeping the businesses operating, but it would be best if the positives could go both ways, for both the business owners and their employees. There are people who have been working in the same place for years and are making what minimum wage workers will be making in 2019. That does not sound fair, therefore, workers that are not minimum wage should also have a raise, the same percentage that the minimum wage goes up. A economic middle ground should be sought so that employer's and their workers can continue moving along smoothly, as smooth as they can at least, in the Bay Area.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - There's a new reality for morning commuters, no more multitasking behind the wheel when you're stuck in one of California's legendary traffic jams. As of this week, it's now the law that if you use your phone while driving, you may be looking at a $160 fine

According to the DMV and San Franciscobased Assemblyman Bill Quirk, who authored the new law, there were 12 fatal collisions in California last year involving handheld cellphone use, more than 500 injuries, and nearly 700 property-damage collisions.

That means no texting, no calls, and no social media updates when you're behind the wheel. Chris Cochran, assistant director of marketing and public affairs for California's Office of Traffic Safety, said this initiative is aimed at keeping drivers' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, rather than on their smartphones. "It pretty much outlaws anything that would require you to hold the cell phone or other device in your hand, or has you typing away at it with your fingers, or that type of thing," he explained. Here's a sight you probably won't be seeing much anymore on California roadways. Handheld phone use while driving is now illegal in the state. Photo Credit: Kaboompics

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Cochran said eight out of ten accidents involve inattentive driving, and talking or texting on a mobile phone are the top sources of driver distractions. And while it takes some discipline in this hyper-connected world to not pick up that incoming call, he said very often, those "urgent" messages can wait. "Most everything that is coming over those smartphones is not something that has to be reacted to while you're driving, or this minute, or even in the next five or ten minutes," he said. He said the window for avoiding an accident could be as small as two seconds; and nationwide, 3,000 people die a year from driverrelated distractions.

NEW CA LAW SEEKS TO RIGHT A WRONG FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING She explains it isn't that agencies or law enforcement see these children as criminals, but that options have been limited when faced with these cases.

was. The family court could get involved. "Now that this protocol, and protocols like it, exist in other counties, it was very clear that there was another alternative."

"A lot of it was that they didn't feel like they had an alternative," Kaleem points out. "And if it's a choice between leaving that child on the street and arresting that child, they were going to arrest the child, because at least then, they knew where the child

But that better alternative is not without complications. Kaleem says the majority of the cases she sees come from the child welfare system, where caseworkers are now being asked to learn these new protocols.

Rights4girls says one of the main predictors of entry into the juvenile justice system is sexual abuse; a new law seeks to change those odds by keeping some kids out of jail. Photo Credit: Jose Pereira

Logan Pollard California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - This week, a new state law is in effect aimed at protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse. Law enforcement officers in California no longer can arrest youth suspects for prostitution. Maheen Kaleem, a staff attorney with Rights4Girls, which advocated for the law, says minors inherently don't have the same legal powers as adults, so they can't consent to prostitution, and that pimps use threats of arrest as a way to keep minors from breaking free. "Incarceration of victims really gets in the

way of getting these children on the path to healing that they need, because exploiters are telling children, 'If you go to law enforcement, if you seek help, all they will do is arrest you,'" Kaleem states. Of just over 1,000 human trafficking cases reported in California this year, about 1 in 4 involved a child. Kaleem says the new law shifts guilt away from these young people, and toward those who are traffickers or customers of the sex trade. Fifteen other states have also passed like-minded laws. The problem involves many demographic pockets of children and is often connected to the international drug trade, Kaleem says.

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es como que nací con 'chip' que me dijo ‘vas a ser actriz’. Sabia que era la cosa que quería mas en el mundo. Sabia que era mi pasión. Yo me veo como artista, quería ser mi arte. Tuve la suerte que una persona me encontró por la calle y me pidió si quería modelar y nunca lo había pensado, nunca. Y un día cuando estaba haciendo mi tercer photoshoot, lo estaba haciendo con toda la gente que actúa en ‘Downton Abbey’. Estaba leyendo un libro de poesía y vino un actor y me dijo, ‘por favor me recites un poquito?’. Lo hice y bueno tomo mi numero y llamo su agente y empezó todo, y de repente salió "La Bruja" ("The Witch", 2015) que fue mi primer película y ahora no puedo creer que ya voy 6 películas. No lo puedo creer. Hablando de tu nuevo proyecto, “Split”,​ ¿qué te atrajo a esta historia? Número uno, pensé que era un guión único, nunca había leído algo así, me encanto la relación que tenia mi personaje con un hombre, pero con todos sus personalidades diferentes. La idea de actuar con un actor pero reaccionar diferentemente a cada personaje me pareció algo increíble y lo requería hacer y además trabajar con Night siempre fue un sueño, entonces me emocione bastante. ¿Cómo te preparaste meterte en los zapatos de la personaje de Casey Cooke, quien es descrita como una muchacha forastera?

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Arturo Hilario El Observador Actriz argentina-británica Anya TaylorJoy nació en Miami, se creció en Argentina y Londres, y después regreso a los estados unidos para realizar una carera de actriz. En solo 3 años de ser activa en Hollywood, Anya ha sido llamada una de las “próximas gran cosas”, haciendo olas en el mundo del cine con 3 películas hasta la fecha. Recientemente fue nominada aL BAFTA “Rising Star Award”. Para su mas nueva película, “Split” la actriz dice que fue una experiencia extraordinaria meterse en la mente de su nueva personaje y trabajar con actor James McAvoy y el creador aclamado M. Night Shyamalan.

En “Split”, el personaje de Anya, Casey Cooke, y dos amigas son secuestradas por un hombre llamado Kevin (McAvoy) que tiene 24 personalidades. Quizás una de esas personalidadesles ayudara a las muchachas? “Split” sale en cines este 20 de enero. Veremos lo que dice Anya. Hola Anya, muchas gracias por hablar con El Observador. ¿Como estamos? Yo bien, cansada pero estoy muy emocionada de estar acá en New York y empezar el press tour de “Split”. Me encanta esta película, (y) hablar de ella. Anya, ya que tu apenas estas empezando tu carera con el cine, ¿puedes hablar un poco sobre como llegaste a ser actriz? Sabes que sé que suena muy raro pero

Tengo una forma diferente con todas mis personajes. Toda la gente es única entonces las personajes son iguales. Con Casey, es como muy silenciosa y yo bueno, hablo bastante. (Tuve) mucho tiempo de silencio, mucho tiempo pensando como ella ve el mundo, como entra en un cuarto, que le atrae. Porque ella es una persona que entra en un cuarto y se de cuenta de todo pero no dice nada. Se queda calladita entonces pase mucho tiempo sentándome y pensando ‘bueno, ella cuando entra un cuarto que ve?, que piensa?, que nos está diciendo?' Y después de eso es como que yo escuche su voz en mi mente, y espero que lo hice bien. Has participado en los empiezas de tu carrera en películas thriller, horror, Sci -fi, y suspenso (“The Witch”, “Morgan'). ¿Personalmente prefieres, o te sientes más cómoda interpretando personajes en estos ambientes? Nunca lo vi como ‘bueno ahora soy actriz y ahora solo voy a hacer películas de género’, nunca funciono así. Es como que me vino un guión y me enamoro con un personaje y tengo la

JANUARY 6-12, 2017 compulsión de contar esa historia, tiene que ser mía la tengo que interpretar pero si es más como una cosa instinto. Solo es casualidad que de repente me salieron todas las películas bastantemente oscuras, yo no busco la oscuridad, me encuentra. (Ella se ríe a esto) En la película pasas bastante tiempo en la pantalla junto con el actor James McAvoy. ¿Puedes describir lo que era trabajar con él, y su proceso? Es un genio. James no solo es una persona impresionante, muy gracioso, muy tierno y una buena persona, pero es que es un actor increíble, no sabes lo que era mirarlo todos los días porque obviamente muchas de nuestras escenas estamos las cabezas tan cercas que yo podía ver todo lo que él estaba haciendo. Si movía una ceja, lo podía ver. Podía ver cómo interpretaba a cada personaje y yo me daba cuenta con quien estaba hablando. Y no está diciendo nada. Es como ver la cara, aprendí tanto de verlo así y después de ver la película, y verlo en todo su 'glory', for lack of a better word. (Nota: Anya es buena al Spanglish también) I mean, miraría esta película solo por el, es un genio, el trabajo que hace en esta película es único y me parece que solo un actor como James, o alguien por allí, lo podía hacer. ¿Cómo fue trabajar en una producción de Shyamalan, y bajo su guía/liderazgo? Tuvimos la suerte de que Night trabaja siempre en Philadelphia, que me encanto, me enamore de la gente, del ambiente, pero más que eso trabaja con el mismo crew. Entonces, ves es que ya entramos a una familia y nos aceptaron en una manera lindísima yo todavía les hable bastantes. Y cuando está rodada de una película tan oscura es importante tener amigos, y es lo que éramos, éramos amigos haciendo una película que nos importaba mucho, y que si era bastante oscura pero nos reíamos mucho. Lo pasamos muy muy bien. Teníamos la suerte de que ninguno de nosotros somos ‘actores del método’, entonces nos estamos riendo justo antes de acción y junto después de cut. ¿Puedes dar un hecho o algo interesante sobre ti que la gente tal vez no sabe? No se si es tan divertido pero me encanta escribir poesía. Escribo mucho y escribo muchas canciones. Me esta yendo la vida tan rápido y de repente pegue la actuación, entonces no me gusta nada más que llegar a casa y escribir y hacer censo y pensamiento. Y la mayoría del tiempo son poemas o es una canción. Yo escribo canciones y poemas cuando me vienen,


es como inspiración. Y los escribo on the back of cocktail napkins, o en mi guión, en cualquier lado. ¿Cualquier otra cosa? Yo no veo actuación como un trabajo, es mi pasión. La gente me dice '¿que haces para divertirte?' Yo digo, ‘bueno, actuó.’ Es lo que hago para divertirme, me encanta. Muchas gracias Anya. Entonces finalmente, ¿que le dices a la gente sobre

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“Split”? Por qué deberían ir a verlo? Me parece que es una experiencia tan única, que bueno, número uno, pienso que la gente tiene que ir sin saber nada. Me parece que también la actuación de James es tan increíble, y creo que para Night, este es una película que él le tiene mucho orgullo, es una historia tan interesante, y una historia tan única que se van a divertir. Además, es bastante graciosa, ya se que suena raro pero el humor oscuro está muy presente en nuestra película.

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DEEPWATER HORIZON Mark Wahlberg Stars in the Tense, Action-Packed Drama Arriving on Digital HD December 20th

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Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg re-teams w ith director Peter Berg (L one Survivor) in the tense, moving action drama Deepwater Horizon, arriving on Digital HD December 20th from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE Company. Filled with powerful performances and “white-knuckle tension” (USA Today) Deepwater Hor izon w ill be available on 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Bluray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand January 10. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, Deepwater Horizon honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change all of their lives forever. This epic story of survival also stars Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, In the Line of Fire, 1993), Gina Rodriguez (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner franchise), and Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Almost Famous, 2000). Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast in this unforgettably powerful f ilm inspired by a thrilling story of real-life heroes. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day’s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. Deepwater Horizon reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge— and risked everything to lead others to safety. The Deepwater Horizon 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD releases have over two hours of special features including an hour-long fivepart series “Beyond the Horizon,” - in which Mark Wahlberg and the cast meet the reallife heroes and discuss their experiences from

Deepwater Horizon - three all-new featurettes looking at Peter Berg’s directing of the film and the incredible work involved in bringing the Deepwater Horizon rig and explosive stunts to life, and behind-the-scenes footage of how some of the most difficult scenes were shot. These releases also include tributes to America’s blue-collar workers in “Work Like an American,” featuring profiles of a real-life Deepwater Horizon firefighter, an ironworker, a longshoreman and many more hardworking Americans. The Blu-ray of Deepwater Horizon will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Deepwater Horizon DVD release includes two featurettes looking behind the scenes of the film and the “Work Like an American” tributes. Deepwater Horizon will be available on 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. Deepwater Horizon’s screen story by Matthew Sand with screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand.

4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES • “Beyond the Horizon” Hour-Long Five-Part Series • “Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg” Featurette • “The Fury of the Rig” Featurette • “Deepwater Surveillance” Featurette • “Work Like An American” Tributes

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES • “The Fury of the Rig” Featurette • “Deepwater Surveillance” Featurette • “Work Like an American” Tributes

Mark Wahlberg, nominado a un Premio de la Academia®, se une al director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) en Deepwater Horizon, un drama tenso y repleto de acción que desembarca en Digital HD el 20 de diciembre de la mano de Summit Entertainment, una compañía de LIONSGATE. Cargado de poderosas interpretaciones y “sensaciones fuertes” (USA Today), Deepwater Horizon estará disponible en 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 10 de enero. Habiendo obtenido la ‘Certificación Fresh’ de Rotten Tomatoes, Deepwater Horizon honra a los hombres y mujeres valientes cuyo heroísmo salvará la vida de muchas personas de la plataforma y les cambiará la vida para siempre. Esta épica historia de supervivencia también está interpretada por Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), el nominado al Premio de la Academia® John Malkovich (Mejor Actor Secundario, In the Line of Fire, 1993), Gina Rodríguez (de la serie televisiva “Jane the Virgin”), Dylan O’Brien (de la franquicia The Maze Runner), y la nominada al Premio de la Academia® Kate Hudson (Mejor Actriz Secundaria, Almost Famous, 2000). Mark Wahlberg encabeza un reparto estelar en una película inolvidable que se inspira en una apasionante historia sobre héroes en la vida real. Para las ciento veintiséis personas a bordo de la plataforma petrolera Deepwater Horizon, el 20 de abril de 2010 arrancó como un día normal. Pero antes de que el día acabe, el mundo será testigo de uno de los mayores desastres humanos de la historia de Estados Unidos. Deepwater Horizon expone la valentía de los hombres y mujeres que se crecieron ante el desafío que se les presentó – y que arriesgaron todo para conducir a otras personas a un lugar seguro. Los lanzamientos de Deepwater Horizon en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Dig ital HD vienen con más de dos horas de material especial que incluye “Beyond the Horizon”, una serie de cinco partes de una hora de duración (en la que Mark Wahlberg y el reparto se reúnen con los héroes en la vida

real para compartir sus experiencias sobre Deepwater Horizon), tres cortometrajes nuevos que exploran cómo Peter Berg dirigió la película, el extraordinario trabajo que se necesitó para recrear la plataforma petrolera Deepwater Hor izon, para producir la s explosivas escenas peligrosas, y las escenas entre bastidores que muestran cómo se rodaron las tomas más complicadas. Los lanzamientos también incluyen tributos a los trabajadores obreros estadounidenses en “Work Like an American”, que hace un repaso por las historias en la vida real de uno de los bomberos de Deepwater Horizon, de un herrero, de un alijador y de muchos otros trabajadores americanos. El Blu-ray de Deepwater Horizon viene acompañado de la tecnología Dolby Atmos, que está específicamente diseñada para adaptarse al entorno hogareño y situar el sonido en cualquier punto de la habitación, incluso por encima de la cabeza del televidente. El lanzamiento en DV D de Deepwater Horizon incluye dos cor tometrajes con escenas entre bastidores de la película y de los tributos de “Work Like an American”. Deepwater Horizon saldrá a la venta en 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack y DVD por $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente. La historia de Deepwater Horizon es de Matthew Sand y el guión de la película es de Matthew Michael Carnahan y Matthew Sand. MATERIALES ESPECIALES DEL 4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD • La serie de cinco partes y una hora de duración: “Beyond the Horizon” • El cortometraje “Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg” • El cortometraje “The Fury of the Rig” • El cortometraje “Deepwater Surveillance” • Los tributos “Work Like An American” MATERIALES ESPECIALES DEL DVD • El cortometraje “The Fury of the Rig” • El cortometraje “Deepwater Surveillance” • Los tributos “Work Like An American”

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY Now that his second term is winding down, what will his environmental actions say about his tenure as the 44th President of the United States? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The environment may not have been one of candidate Barack Obama’s signature issues in the run-up to the 2008 election; nonetheless, environmentalists were pleased that he won. The non-partisan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) gave Obama an 86 percent rating back then for his Congressional voting track record on bills related to the environment. (His Republican opponent, John

McCain, scored a paltry 24 percent according to LCV’s standards.) But even though Obama was talking the talk on emissions reductions, clean energy and other hot button green issues, environmentalists worried that other higher priority concerns could distract the well-meaning young president from focusing on saving the planet. But cut to the present eight years later, and a much grayer Obama has not only walked the green walk, but will go down in history as one

of the greatest environmental presidents of all time. Chief among his sustainability-oriented accomplishments is steering the nation toward a future with fewer greenhouse emissions. One major step was pushing through the Clean Power Plan, calling on electric utilities to reduce their carbon emissions by 32 percent of 2005 levels within 10 years. The plan, which will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017, is a key part of Obama’s efforts to fight global warming. Obama worked hard to finalize the plan in plenty of time for other countries participating in international climate talks to make similarly strong commitments in time for the December 2015 Paris climate accord, when 194 countries signed on the dotted line volunteering significant cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. Another point of environmental pride for President Obama is his designation of 29 new national monuments protecting some 553 million acres of naturally and/or culturally significant land and waters. Key adds to the U.S. conservation docket under Obama include the 257 million offshore acres in the Pacific west of Hawaii, 1.8 million acres in the California desert, and most recently another 1.5 million acres across two desert tracts in Nevada and Utah.

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Environmentalists were critical of Obama at the end of his first term for his lack of attention to conservation: The Obama White House at that point had protected far fewer acres than any of his four predecessors. George W. Bush set aside just under four million acres, Bill Clinton protected some 27 million, George H.W. Bush conserved almost 18 million, and Ronald Reagan protected 12.5 million. But Obama came on strong during his second term and now can boast protecting at least three times as much federal land and water from development as any previous president. The Obama administration also made great strides on greasing the wheels of the clean energy transition by re-upping renewable energy financial incentives, rejecting the Keystone XL and DAPL pipeline projects, and establishing offshore drilling bans in the Arctic and Atlantic. But the $64,000 question remains: which of the environmental accomplishments of the last eight years will Donald Trump overturn. After all, Trump has stated his intent to overturn the Clean Power Plan, pull out of or ignore the Paris climate accord, gut the EPA, and open up significant amounts of federal land to oil and gas drilling. Only time will tell if Trump can tarnish Obama’s otherwise shining environmental track record.

Barack Obama’s environmental accomplishments include helping broker the Paris climate accord, pushing through the Clean Power Plan, and adding upwards of 500 million acres to America’s conservation portfolio. Photo Credit: Nick Knupffer, FlickrCC.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304573 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Shun Zu Chen. Petitioner Shun Zu Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shun Zu Chen to Angela Shunzu Chen. 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 name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 29, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304451 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Anayancer Rodriguez. Petitioner Anayancer Rodriquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luisa Odili Perez Rodriguez to Luisa Odili Medina Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

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NAME NO. 17CV304789 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Zahra Dadras Toosi. Petitioner Zahra Dadras Toosi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zahra Dadras Toosi to Tannaz Z. Dadras Toosi. 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 name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. January 03, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304120 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Trang Vo. Petitioner Trang Vo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Vo to Jessica Kerk. 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 name should not be granted on 02/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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 ORDER TO SHOW circulation, printed in the CAUSE county of Santa Clara. FOR CHANGE OF December 16, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ NAME Judge of the Superior NO. 16CV304575 Superior Court of Court​ California, County of January 6, 13, 20, 27, Santa Clara-In the matter 2017 of the Petition of: Ali AfsariORDER TO SHOW Nejad. Petitioner Ali AfsariCAUSE Nejad has filed a petition FOR CHANGE OF for Change of Name with NAME the clerk of this court for a NO. 16CV303149 decree changing names Court of as follows: a. Ali Afsari- Superior Nejad to Sam Cohan. California, County of THE COURT ORDERS Santa Clara-In the matter that all persons interested of the Petition of: FNU Rangarajan. in this matter appear Sarayu before this court at the Petitioner FNU Sarayu hearing indicated below Rangarajan has filed a to show cause, if any, why petition for Change of the petition for change Name with the clerk of of name should not be this court for a decree granted on 03/07/2017 changing names as at 8:45 am, Probate follows: a. FNU Sarayu Dept., located at 191 N. Rangarajan to Sarayu First Street, San Jose, Rajan Lozano. THE CA 95113. A copy of the COURT ORDERS that Order to Show cause shall all persons interested in be published at least once this matter appear before a week for four successive this court at the hearing weeks prior to the date indicated below to show set for hearing on the cause, if any, why the petition in El Observador, petition for change of a newspaper of general name should not be circulation, printed in the granted on 02/14/2017

at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 13, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624985 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Americas Matress 2550 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County. 800 Main Land, LLC2550 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/03/2017. “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.) Rafael Ramos President January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/03/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303649 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran. Petitioner Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran to Vignesh Kumar Bhaskaran. 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 name should not be granted on 2/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 07, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304441 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dinna Domenique Tzonev. Petitioner Dinna Domenique Tzonev has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dinna Domenique Tzonev to Dina Domenique Tzonev. 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 name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 27, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304146 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aneta Parjaszewski. Petitioner

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Aneta Parjaszewski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aneta Sylvia Parjaszewski to Aneta Sylvia Pariaszevski. 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 name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304363 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Saysamone Bounpheng. Petitioner Saysamone Bounpheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aneta Saysamone Bounpheng to Joy Tu. 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 name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior

Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John Lindauer III and Lena Suhaila. Petitioners John Lindauer III and Lena Suhaila have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Addison Ezri Lindauer to Aria Ezri Suhaila Lindauer. 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 name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302943 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ronald Eric Buckelew and Carolyn Diane Kosten Buckelew. Petitioners Ronald Eric Buckelew and Carolyn Diane Kosten Buckelew have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alina Claire Buckelew to Alina Cathlyn Buckelew. 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 name


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should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. Nov. 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623814 The following person(s) is (are) doing business San Jose Neighborhood Recycling 717 South First St. San Jose, Ca 95110, Santa Clara County. Maria Alicia Munoz 732 South Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a limited partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. 11/01/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct,” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Alicia Munoz General Partner December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2016

guilty of a crime.) Rosalio Calderon Jr President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624722 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Calderon Tires & Wheels 798 South Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. LR Tire Group, Inc. 798 South Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting 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.) Gustavo Calderon President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 6247357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Shell Shock 124 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Shell Shock 124 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting 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.) Thuy Ta President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/14/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624721 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Calderon Tires & Wheels 504 Emory Street San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara County. LR Tire and Wheel Group, Inc. 504 Emory Street San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I ORDER TO SHOW declare that all information CAUSE in this statement is true FOR CHANGE OF and correct.” (A registrant NAME who declares as true NO. 16CV302899 information which he or Court of she knows to be false is Superior

California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amelia Rios Dorado For Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr. Petitioner Amelia Rios Dorado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr to Isaac Rios . 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 name should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 18, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304303 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Yue Xu. Petitioner Yue Xu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yue Xu to Catherina Yue Xu. 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 name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304141 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng. Petitioner Lavinia JuYoung Bahng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng to Julia JuYoung Wong. 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 name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304259 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile. Petitioners Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Ruwayda Keldek Mohamed to Ruwayda Mohammed Ahmed b. Hibaq Keldek Mohamed to Rayaan Mohammed Ahmed. 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

name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh. Petitioners Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoon Seo Oh to Judy Yoonseo Oh. 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 name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624056 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JJ Nail Care 259 Race St San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara County. Tung Hoang Bui 481 Pocatello Drive San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by

an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/04/2016 “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.) Tung Bui December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/06/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623482 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Wilson Family Chiropractic Group 201 S. Mary Ave, #2 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Wilson Family Chiropractic Group, Inc 201 S. Mary Ave, #2 Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anthony William Wilson CEO December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/16/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623526 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Moskito 7351 Forest Street Gilroy CA 95020, Santa Clara County. Laura Amezquita 7351 Forest Street Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting 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.) Laura Amezquita December 16, 23, 30,

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303573 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sylvia Luong Do Fong. Petitioner Sylvia Luong Do Fong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sylvia Luong Do Fong to Sylvia Do Fong . 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 name should not be granted on 2/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 5, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Eduardo Gonzalez. Petitioner Eduardo Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Eduardo Antonio Gonzalez to Eduardo Antonio Hernandez b. Makayla Ariana Camino to Makayla Ariana Hernandez . 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 name should not be

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granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 17 ,2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302357 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen. Petitioner Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen to Daisy Thuy Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 4, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017


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Law Professor to Jeff Sessions: Career Politician Shouldn't be Attorney General

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Hundreds of legal scholars from almost every state are objecting to the presidentelect's choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for U.S. attorney general.

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings next week.

More than 1,200 law professors, including Eric Berger at the University of Nebraska, have signed a letter urging Congress to reject the nomination and stating their belief that Sessions would not fairly enforce the law or promote justice and equality. Berger said he personally takes issue with the idea of a career politician leading the Department of Justice. "The Department of Justice runs better when it's run by a career lawyer rather than a career politician,” Berger said. "A career politician is more likely to politicize the department and make decisions based on political motivations rather than legal motivations." Sessions' ba ckg round includes more than 10 years as an attorney, two years as Alabama's attorney general, and four terms as a U.S. senator. A spokesperson said the senator has dedicated his career to upholding the rule of law, ensuring

The le t t er ment ion s S e s sion s' 1 985 prosecution of three civil-rights activists for voter f raud in A labama , and his continued opposition to policies promoting the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Berger said they are somewhat troubling issues. "I say 'somewhat' because I think people do have the capacity to change, and it's impossible to know what Sen. Sessions would do if he were attorney general,” he said. "But I think for people concerned about those issues, his stance on them in the past certainly raises questions." In 1986, Sessions' nom inat ion for a federal judgeship was rejected by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee due to racially insensitive comments Sessions had made. Sessions denies having made the comments. Professors from 176 law schools in 49 states signed the letter.

More than 1,200 law professors say as U.S. attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., would not promote justice and equality. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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NATION'S FIRST LATINA U.S. SENATOR SWORN IN

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Photo Credit: C. Cortez Masto

Suzanne Potter Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – The country's first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, was sworn into office on Tuesday representing the Silver State, a point of pride for Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The Democrat is the first female Hispanic senator ever, and one of only four Hispanics in the U.S. Senate, including Republicans Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. Peter Guzman, president of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, said although his group may not agree with Cortez Masto on every issue, her swearingin is an important "first." "It's a historical moment, because it most definitely gives young, female Hispanics a lot of hope, to be able to see somebody who looks like them, who speaks their language, see them achieve such a milestone," he explained. "That, to me, is the most powerful thing."

Hispanics make up 17 percent of the U.S. population but only four percent of the Senate. This week, seven Latinos were sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the total there to 38 out of 435 House members. Fernando Romero, president of Hispanics in Politics, the oldest Hispanic political organization in the state, said he hopes Cortez Masto will fight for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "For Latinos, the push for comprehensive immigration reform will be a milestone," he said. "Everything else, as far as bringing money for roads and infrastructure within the state of Nevada, obviously is good for everybody, not only Latinos." Cortez Masto has been in public service in Nevada for more than 25 years, serving most recently two terms as state Attorney General. She is also the daughter of the first and only Hispanic county commissioner in Clark County, Manuel Cortez.


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MEMO TO PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP Raoul Lowery Contreras Special to El Observador Mr. Trump, California’s Central Valley grapes, almonds and peaches are not being picked; in San Francisco, fast growing, booming new restaurants are being down-sized and fewer jobs being created; in Texas, the building boom has slowed and contractors are turning down contracts because they can’t handle the work for lack of workers. In Florida, oranges are falling to the ground because machines can’t tell the difference between a ripe orange and an unripe one. Mr. Trump, help wanted signs are everywhere, people are going back to work yet entire occupations are bereft of the workers the work needs. Grapes are going unpicked in California – Not enough Mexican grape pickers. Expansion of fast food taco shops in San Francisco is limited because the owner, a gavacho (non-Hispanic White) can’t find enough workers because of the cultural aspects of his popular food, Mexican workers are desired. They innately know how to prepare Mexican food. A roofing contractor in Dallas is turning down millions of dollars in work because he can’t find enough workers that want to work and know what they are doing. Wait, isn’t the border being flooded with illegal border crossers? Actually, it isn’t. There are a large number of women and children from Central America seeking asylum; the Border Patrol is having fits handling them. The poor Border Patrol has no clue as to what to do with them. They’ve tried treating them like criminals but the courts have stepped in and declared that illegal. Immigration judges (who aren’t real Article III judges appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate) deport the children willy-nilly. What the border is not being inundated with are young Mexican men, those favored by American employers in agriculture, construction and the hospitality/restaurant businesses. This not a new problem. In 2004, President George W. Bush appeared on national television and outlined a comprehensive immigration program that was keyed to those industries. As he spoke there were 150,000 vacant restaurant jobs in California alone. Over the past 20 years, the National Farmworkers Survey done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown year after year that 50 percent of all farmworkers in the country are here and working illegally. Studies by the University of Arizona have shown that at the peak of the Arizona residential construction boom, without illegally present construction workers, new housing would took 13 weeks longer to finish and the units cost $50,000 more. It found that 25 percent of construction workers were here and working illegally. In essence, Mr. Trump, there aren’t

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enough Mexican workers here to fill our needs. Our needs, Mr. Trump. You know this because you import Romanian workers to work at your Florida property.

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Pelosi Statement on Republicans Destroying Office of Congressional Ethics in Rules Package

Is the shortage because our 20,000 Border Patrol agents are crackerjack border enforcers? No, they are relatively useless. Last year agents apprehended only 400,000 people at the border it used to be millions. Why so few? The answer, Mr. Trump, is what the Mexican government did 30 years ago. Three decades ago, rural Mexican women gave birth to seven children; today it is slightly over two. Mexican leaders implemented a national birth control program that was promulgated throughout the country from the multi-million populated Valley of Mexico to mountain villages where people don’t even speak Spanish and the “selva,” the jungle villages along the crocodile-infested Guatemalan border. The successful program cut birth rates dramatically; it continues. The number of 16-25 year-old Mexican men is far less than in previous decades. Couple that with the growth of the Mexican auto industry and there simply aren’t enough Mexican men desiring to come here for work. In the meanwhile, sectors of the American economy are suffering, Mr. Trump. Here is a solution that Congress can put on your desk immediately: 1. Expand the H2B work visa program for agriculture, construction and hospitality industries. 2. To streamline the H2B process by making it employer-originated.

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House Republican Conference voted to include the Goodlatte amendment in the House Republicans Rules package which effectively destroys the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, preventing it from reviewing anonymous complaints and moving it under the control of the Committee on Ethics: “Republicans claim they want to ‘drain the swamp,’ but the night before the new Congress gets sworn in, the House GOP has eliminated the only independent ethics oversight of their actions. Evidently,

ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress. “The Office of Congressional Ethics is essential to an effective ethics process in the House, providing a vital element of transparency and accountability to the ethics process. The amendment Republicans approved tonight would functionally destroy this office. “Congress must hold itself to the highest standards of conduct. Instead, the House Republicans Conference has acted to weaken ethics and silence would-be whistleblowers.”

3. Implement a data bank of prospective employees at American Consulates in Mexico that will vet the applications; the employer can simply go to the data bank and hire people directly, have the visa issued at the consulate and greet the employee at the work place. 4. Charge the employer $1000 for a two-year visa and allow the employer to collect half the fee from the employee over time. No new law is necessary; just some tinkering of existing law. No new Border agents need be hired. Illegal border crosser numbers will drop and the Border Patrol will be able to cut its numbers and billions of dollars can be saved in the process. Given a choice, a willing young Mexican man will fill out a job application that costs him $25 a thousand times rather than pay a smuggler $3000-5000 to sneak into the U.S. illegally. Mexicans aren’t stupid and neither are the employers who can’t find enough people to fill their empty jobs, Mr. Trump.

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LAS 9 POTENCIAS AFRICANAS Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador ELEGGUÁ Es uno de los orishas más venerados y “el primero” que debe ser invocado. Él es el poseedor de la llave que abre todas las puertas y caminos. Olofi, el dios creador le entregó la llave de todos los caminos. Elegguá tiene veintiún caminos y anda por todas partes. Patrón de las oportunidades y el destino. Su celebración es el día 6 de enero y el día trece de junio. Sincretizado con el Santo Niño de Atocha, el Divino Niño y el Niño de Praga, se le pide para tener buena suerte y abrirse camino en la vida, para todo lo que ha de iniciarse, para los negocios y la carrera. Para atraer oportunidades y fortuna. Elegguá tiene mucho poder, mucho ashé. Laroyé Elegguá. OBATALÁ Patrón de la paz, la bondad, la buena salud, la recuperación, la vitalidad, la pureza, la serenidad y todos los buenos sentimientos. Sincretizado con la Virgen de la Merced, se le celebra el veinticuatro de septiembre, se

invoca para todo lo referente a la salud, para tener tranquilidad, para la inteligencia, serenidad, paz y gozar de sentimientos y pensamientos puros. Para unir a la familia. Para obtener el don de sanación. Para ser protegido por ángeles y espíritus de luz. CHANGÓ Es el patrón del fuego, representado por el rayo y el trueno. Es sabio en la preparación de ebbós(sortilegios), dueño de los tambores Batáa. Sincretizado con Santa Bárbara, su festejo se lleva a cabo el cuatro de diciembre, se pide su patrocinio para tener fortaleza, deseos de superación, para vencer energías malignas, alejar enemigos, para la pasión, la vitalidad, la inteligencia, la virilidad y la conquista. Cabio sile Changó. YEMAYÁ Poderosa deidad femenina, señora del mar, la maternidad, el éxito, la grandeza, el triunfo, dueña de todos los mares y océanos. Sincretizada con la Virgen de Regla, Se le festeja el siete de septiembre, pedirle protección física y espiritual, para lograr metas y propósitos, para situaciones que parecen imposibles, para milagros

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urgentes. Concede favores a las mujeres que no han podido tener hijos. Procura sanación a enfermedades incurables. OSHÚN Es la Afrodita de los yorubas, patrona del amor, el matrimonio, el oro, la apariencia física, los placeres, la belleza, el dinero y todos los sabores dulces. Dueña de los ríos y los lagos. Sincretizada con la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, su día de celebración es el ocho de septiembre, se le pide para todo lo relacionado con el amor, para la felicidad, el matrimonio, encontrar pareja, mejorar la apariencia, preservar la juventud, para tener suerte con el dinero y para tener amigos leales. Iyá mi Ilé odó. ORUNMILA También conocido como Orúnla, es el místico y adivinador principal entre todos los Orishas. Patrón de las artes adivinatorias. Sincretizado con San Francisco de Asís, se le festeja el cuatro de octubre, se invoca para poder ver el futuro, tener sueños premonitorios, para saber tomar las decisiones correctas, don de predicción y contar con buena suerte en empresas, proyectos y comercio. Patrón de los babalawos. OGGÚN Amo del hierro, de las arduas labores, es el

JANUARY 6-12, 2017 patrón de todos los trabajadores. Sincretizado con San Miguel Arcángel y San Pedro, su festejo es el día veintinueve de junio, se le invoca para protegerse de cualquier mal, tener energía, habilidad para los deportes, para el trabajo, para conseguir un ascenso, tener éxito en todo lo que se emprenda, ”para ganar una contienda”. OYÁ Es la dueña de la puerta del cementerio, patrona de todos los difuntos. Señora de los vientos y la lluvia, también llamada Yansa. Sincretizada con La Virgen de la Candelaria y Santa Teresa de Jesús, se festeja el dos de Febrero, se pide su protección para vencer enfermedades, desterrar la mala suerte, alejar malos espíritus, malas voluntades, brujería, encantamientos, vencer hechizos y alejar a la muerte. OCHOSI El arquero divino, espíritu justo y protector. Patrón de la protección y la justicia. Sincretizado con San Norberto, su celebración es el seis de junio, ayuda a vencer enemigos, aclarar intrigas, desenmascarar calumnias, ganar casos legales, derrotar a la magia negra, victoria frente a competidores y remover obstáculos. Crea una aura protectora alrededor de sus devotos.


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JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS ALEXA?

The Alexa family of intelligent voice assistant devices. Photo Credit: Amazon

Shelly Palmer The “willing suspension of disbelief ” is the idea that we (the audience, readers, viewers, content consumers) are willing to suspend judgment about the implausibility of the narrative for the quality of our own enjoyment. We do it all the time. Two-dimensional video on our screens is smaller than life and flat and not in real time, but we ignore those facts and immerse ourselves in the stories as if they were real. We have also learned the “conventions” of each medium. While we watch a movie or a video, we don’t yell to the characters on the screen “Duck!” or “Look out!” when something is about to happen to them. We just passively enjoy the show. The Willing Suspension of Our Privacy We apply similar concepts to our online lives. Most of us are willing to give up our data (location, viewing, purchasing or search history) for our online enjoyment. We can call this the “willing suspension of our privacy” because if you spent a moment to consider what your data was actually being used for, you would refuse to let it happen. The Willing Suspension of Our Agency Which brings us to the next level of insanity: the willing suspension of our agency for our own enjoyment. This is past the point of giving up a “reasonable amount” of data or privacy to optimize the capabilities of our digital assistants. Suspension of our agency exposes our normally unmonitored physical activity, innocent mumblings and sequestered conversations. Some people believe this is happening with Alexa, Google Home, Siri and other virtual assistant and IoT systems. It may well be. First, Let’s Give It a Name Since we are discussing a combination of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) engines that enable a system to instantly recognize and respond to voice requests, for this article, let’s call the interface an intelligent voice control system (IVCS). How It Works You activate most commercial IVCSs with a “wake word.” For an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you can choose one of three possible wake words, “Alexa” (the default), “Amazon” or “Echo.” Unless you turn off the microphones (the Echo has seven) and use a mechanical button or remote control to activate its capabilities, Alexa Voice Service, the system

that powers the Echo and Alexa, and other IVCSs are always listening for their wake word. In Amazon’s case, it keeps approximately 60 seconds of audio in memory for pre-processing so the responses can be situationally aware and “instant.” Amazon says the listening is done locally, on the device, not in the cloud. So technically, the audio does not leave the premises. Always Listening Does Not Mean Always Transmitting! Yes, an IVCS is always listening AND recording. Which raises the question, “What does it do with the recordings it does not use?” In Amazon’s case, the official answer is that they are erased as they are replaced with the most current 60 seconds. So while the system locally stores approximately 60 seconds of audio preceding your wake word, it transmits only a “fraction of a second” of audio preceding your wake word, plus your actual query and the system’s response. For Alexa, you can find a record of your query on the Home screen of your Alexa app. More Questions What happens to the approximately 60 seconds of audio recording preceding a wake word? The one that has a recording of the TV soundtrack, footsteps, the loud argument in the next room, the gunshot, etc.? What happens with that audio? Again, Amazon says it is erased and replaced with the next 60 seconds of audio. Skeptics say if a wake word is detected, the previous 60-ish seconds of audio is put in a database for further IVCS training. If so, could that audio be subpoenaed? Yep! Just like your browser history or phone records. It’s just data. But does it actually exist? Amazon says no. As for other systems? We’ll have to ask. What About Hackers? Seven microphones! Could a hacker tap into one or all of them and eavesdrop on me? The official answer is no, and specific technical reasons are cited. However, at The Palmer Group we have several theses for 2017 including, “Anything that can be hacked will be hacked.” Anyone who believes otherwise is simply naïve. “It’s the Profile, Stupid!” Data is more powerful in the presence of other data. It is an immutable law of 21st-century living, which in this case means that the most serious threat to each of us is the profile that can be created with the willing suspension of our agency. Most people have no idea how much information about them

is available for sale. The willing suspension of agency has the potential to take us right up to the line that separates where we are now from an Orwellian future. (Many people believe we already live in a surveillance state. We’ll explore this in another article.) We Must Deal with This Sooner or Later Alexa is NOT dangerous. The data it collects is NOT dangerous. Nothing about an Amazon Echo is dangerous. It’s awesome. I have one in the kitchen, in the living room, in my home office, and on my night table. It’s an amazing controller, great alarm clock, spectacular Spotify and Amazon Prime interface, an exceptional news and weather reporter, and it does lots of other stuff you can look up online. I love it. I also love my Google Home. Its ASR/NLU system is second to none! Let’s face it: Google is “the” repository of publicly available knowledge. When I’m on my handheld, I rely on “OK Google,” and while I think Siri is audio impaired and database challenged, sometimes I use it too. But … The world will be a very different place when Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and other AI-empowered players have assembled 1st-party profile data that includes our agency. It will make what they do with our current behavioral profiles look like primitive data processing. We are predisposed to pay for convenience. We happily do it with cash and with data every day. However, we should not suspend our judgment about the implausibility of this narrative for convenience or for the quality of our enjoyment. Though this is a story we have been told before, there are no conventions of this medium. So let me be the first to scream: “Look out!” About Shelly Palmer Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and datadriven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb.


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NOMINEE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR SELECTED BY RAIDERS ORGANIZATION Warren Keller of the California School for the Deaf is Oakland Raiders' nominee for Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award

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raiders.com Warren Keller was selected as the Oakland Raiders’ nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, it was announced this week. Representing the best at the high school level, Keller was nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, for his character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety, and on-field success.

Keller, from the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, was selected after his Eagles finished the year with a record of 11-2 and continued to impress the Bay Area high school football world. Coaching at the California School for the Deaf since 2012 while also being a member of the deaf community, Keller has created a bond with his players that extends beyond the football field. The Eagles’ improved their 2015 record of 5-5 to 11-2 in 2016 and defeated Clear Lake High School in the first round of the playoffs.

Keller will be invited and recognized in special ways during the NFL’s week-long celebration of football at the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. Keller will visit Pro Bowl practices, participate in the USA Football National Conference and attend the Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Two finalists will each receive $15,000 from the NFL Foundation, $10,000 of which will go to his high school’s football program. The Shula Award winner will be announced during the third quarter of the 2017 Pro Bowl, airing Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 PM ET on ESPN, and will receive an additional $10,000 from the NFL Foundation, $5,000 of which will go to his high school’s football program. The winner will be recognized at a press conference on Friday, Feb. 3 during Super Bowl week in Houston and walk the red carpet at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special airing nationally on FOX on Feb. 4, the night before Super Bowl LI. The winner is selected by a panel of distinguished individuals. New to the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award selection panel this year are two-time Super Bowl champion (XLI, 50) and fivetime NFL MVP PEYTON MANNING, Super Bowl XLII champion and Good Morning America contributor MICHAEL STRAHAN and Pro Football Hall of Fame President DAVID BAKER.

JANUARY 6-12, 2017 The selection panel also includes: • Coach DON SHULA – the winningest coach in NFL history • Former Dallas Cowboys Personnel Director and NFL.com contributor GIL BRANDT • ·2015 Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award Winner MICHAEL BURNETT • Former Indianapolis Colts Coach and current NBC analyst TONY DUNGY • Executive Director of USA Football SCOTT HALLENBECK • Retired IBM CEO SAMUEL PALMISANO • Former Secretary of State, Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business CONDOLEEZZA RICE • Former Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association GRANT TEAFF • Aplington-Parkersburg High School Principal and son of the school’s late football coach, Ed Thomas, AARON THOMAS

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