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Adolescentes con autismo tiene dificultades con situaciones sociales por su cerebro hiperactivo Un estudio de la Universidad de Michigan ha encontrado que una parte de su cerebro no deja a esos adolescentes con autismo ha ajustarse a las situaciones sociales. Esto causa ansiedad y una perdida de interés. Un investigador de la Universidad agrega que, “Puede que encuentren estresante el mirar e interactuar con otras personas. Si los niños encuentran que es incómodo el observar y el participar en los encuentros sociales desde una edad temprana se apartan de ellos y pueden perder muchas oportunidades de aprender”. Senator Yee introduces legislation for limiting and defining use of adolescent solitary confinement This week San Francisco’s Senator Leland Yee introduced legislation that will hopefully end the use of solitary confinement to detainees in juvenile correctional facilities. The use of solitary confinement on youth is banned in 6 U.S. states: West Virginia, Maine, Arizona, Oklahoma, Connecticut, and Alaska This is because of “punitive reasons”. Senator Lee believes that solitary confinement on juvenile is wrong and does nothing to rehabilitate them, even making it more difficult to find solutions to their social problems, at times leading to suicidal tendencies.

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01/19/13 Sunnyvale, CA / Sunnyvale Theatre Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20. All Ages. Box office: (408) 730-7725 CALENDAR Downtown Ice November 16th-January 13th Circle of Palms 179 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 279-1775 $13-$15 Some Day My Prince Will Come February 14th 7:00pm-10:00pm The Presidio of San Francisco 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 (415) 345-6800 $12 General/ $10 Members Winnie the Pooh January 14th-18th Historic Hoover Theater 1635 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 535-4747 $5-$10 2013 Bay Area Amazing Pet Expo January 12th 10:00am-6:00pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 344 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111 855-PET-EXPO 2013 Silicon Valley International Auto Show January 10th 10:00am-10:00pm San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 535-3500 $10 General Admission/$7 with military ID

Harlem Globetrotters January 20th 1:00pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 255 Almaden Blvd. (408) 287-9200 $15-$157.00 Rock of Ages January 29th 7:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 792-4111 $20-$88 Born This Way Ball Starring Lady Gaga January 16th 7:00pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 287-9200 $175.00 San Jose Sharks vs. Boston Bruins January 31st 7:30pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 Moveable Feast: Willow Glen Every Friday night 5:00pm-8:00pm VTA Curtner Light Rail Station Canoas Garden Ave & Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition December 21st-January 15th 10:00am

The Tech Museum 201 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 294-8324 $19-$22 The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition December 12th-March 10th 2013 11:00am-5:00pm Iris B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-4177 Free Admission “Video Quartet” November 14th-February 10th Cantor Arts Center @Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-4177 Free Admission 2 Dollar Tuesday Art Sales Every 3rd Tuesday of the month KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95113 http://www.kaleidgallery.com/ Free Admission CPR Certification and Training Class February 19th 3:00pm San Jose American Heart Association Office 545 Meridian Ave., Suite E San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 724-9985 http://www. sanjosecprcertification.com/ $70

San Jose to approve sidewalk café pilot program The city will meet this week to discuss a new pilot program designed to test whether sidewalk cafes, benches, chairs, artwork, or plants adjacent to businesses would be economically viable. According to the city document, these small cafes, which would take up parallel parking spots on the sidewalk, would see benefits to the community in terms of heightened ways of relaxation and options to purchase drink and food. The pilot program would have 5 of these setups throughout the city and will run through 2014 to see the effects. IRS empieza temporada de impuestos en fines de enero Este ano, después de cambios en las leyes de el Acta Americana de Alivio a los Contribuyentes (ATRA, por sus siglas en inglés), El Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) empezara revisando los documentos de mas de 130 milliones de hogares que culmina con la temida fecha en Abril en cuando los documentos y formas de impuestos se tienen que entregar. Un empleado de el IRS dice que una de las razones para empezar la temporada de impuestos mas temprana es “esta fecha nos da el tiempo necesario para actualizar y probar nuestros sistemas de procesamiento”. 

FREE BOX First Annual San Jose Bike Party January 18th 8:00pm For route info www.sjbikeparty.org Electronics recycling collection 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95109 (916) 617-2664 2013 Bay Area Amazing Pet Expo January 12th 10:00am-6:00pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 344 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111 (800) 977-3609 Wellness Health Fair January 20th 7:00am-12:00pm International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 2125 Canoas Garden Ave. St. 100 San Jose, CA 95125 209-221-3668

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Workshop January 12th 10:00am-12:00pm International Rescue Committee Office 1210 South Bascom Avenue Ste. 227 San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 277-0255 Free Piedmont Avenue Art Walk 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00pm-9:00pm Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA Free Heart Screening for Children By appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415 Tattoo Removal the city helps youth remove tattoo, between 14 and 25 years of age 1694 Adrian Way San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 794-1660

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Changes to VTA Bus Service Now Effective San Jose CALIFORNIA

Changes to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus service have taken effect on January 7, 2013.  Minor weekday schedule adjustments will be made to most VTA bus lines with the exception of Lines 25, 61, 62 and 522 which will experience major schedule changes.  VTA Line 522 service on Saturdays is also improving to an 8 a.m. start time and will operate until 7 p.m. Additional major schedule changes are being made

to VTA Express Lines 103, 120, 121 and 183 to ensure on-time departures and relieve overcrowding due to increased ridership.  Newlyupdated route schedules are available: On the internet at http:// www.vta.org/news/service_ changes/index.html. (While there, click on the blue envelope icon to sign-up for VTA bus/light rail updates). By phone at (408) 3212300, TTY (408) 321-2330.  From the 650 area code and South Santa Clara County toll area please call (800) 894-9908.

In person at various transportation hubs throughout the county including: VTA’s Downtown Customer Service Center located at 2 North First Street in San Jose from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; or VTA Administrative Offices located at 3331 North First Street in San Jose from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For trip planning assistance, please contact VTA Customer Service at (408) 321-2300, TTY (408) 321-2330. You can also log onto www.vta.org and sign-up to receive VTA email updates.  Follow us on Twitter: @VTA and “Like” us on facebook.com/VTA!

New Sturgeon Regulations Now Effective New regulations for sturgeon fishing went into effect Jan. 1, 2013. The regulations are meant to increase the survival and spawning success of sturgeon caught and released by anglers in California and will support development of data for management of the fishery. The regulations promote sustainable management of the white sturgeon population and are consistent with federal regulation regarding the take of green sturgeon, which are protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Several regulatory changes that affect sturgeon fishing were approved by the Fish and Game Commission in 2012, including measurement methods, size limits and methods of take. They include: • Measurement methodSturgeon now must be measured by fork length, the straight-line distance from the tip of the head to the center of the tail. Tip of the head shall be the most anterior point on the fish with the mouth closed and the fish lying flat on its side. (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 1.62, 5.80, and 27.90)

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CHP encourages teens to ‘Start Smart’ and stay safe Sacramento CALIFORNIA

Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death of teenagers across the United States and in California. Each year, thousands of young drivers and their passengers are killed in collisions. According to the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System for 2010, the most recent year for finalized data, there were more than 57,000 drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 involved in collisions in California. A teen driver was determined to be at fault in 67 percent of those collisions. “The first year behind the wheel for a teen driver can be

one of the most dangerous times in their life. Teens are far more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than in anything else,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Developing safe driving habits is the first step toward avoiding a collision.” Designed for newly licensed teen drivers and their parents, the CHP offers Start Smart, a two-hour driver safety education class that is conducted throughout the state. The free program is an interactive driver safety class for teens and their parents. During the course, officers and speakers illustrate the critical responsibilities of safe driving and collision avoidance techniques. Parents are also reminded of their responsibility to teach

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their new driver and model good driving behavior. “Our goal is to have teens and their parents leave the class more aware, better educated, and better prepared,” added Commissioner Farrow. “Our Start Smart program has had a positive impact on thousands of parents and teens in recent years.” Parents and teenagers can sign up for a Start Smart class by contacting their local CHP office. To locate a CHP office near you, visit www.chp.ca.gov. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CAL FIRE Emphasizes the Importance of Trees in California 2013 California Arbor Week Poster Contest Announced SACRAMENTO

• Size limits — No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60
inches fork length may be taken or possessed. (CCR, Title 14, Sections 5.80 and 27.90) • Methods of take — Only one single barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon. Use of a snare to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon is prohibited. A snare is a flexible loop made from any material that can be tightened like a noose around any part of the fish (CCR, Title 14, Sections 5.80 and 27.90) • Removal from the water — White sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately. Green sturgeon may not be re-

moved from the water and shall be released immediately. (CCR Title 14 Sections 5.81 and 27.90) • Clarification of Special Sierra and Valley District Sturgeon Closure — It is unlawful to take any sturgeon from the Sacramento River between Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 Bridge in Shasta, Tehama and Glenn counties. (CCR, Title 14, Sections 5.80 and 5.81) Any person fishing for white sturgeon must have a non-transferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card in their possession and complete it in accordance with regulations. The daily bag and possession limit remains one white sturgeon. The annual bag limit remains three (3) white sturgeon.

Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in 3rd through 5th grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “The Trees in my Community Are an Urban Forest”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 15, 2013. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes provided by the California Community Forests Foundation. CAL FIRE is partnering with California ReLeaf to encourage cities, nature groups, schools, and youth

organizations to celebrate California Arbor Week by planting trees in their communities. California ReLeaf is an alliance of communitybased groups, individuals, businesses, and government agencies working to protect the environment by planting and caring for trees and the state’s urban and community forests. “Trees are critical to the health of our environment, climate, economy and the overall well-being of California,” said CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott. “Educating our youth is one of the most important ways we can increase awareness of and appreciation for the trees and forests in the communities where Californians live, work and play.” The goals of Arbor Week include educating Californians about trees, encouraging tree planting, teaching elementary school children the environmental, social, and economic benefits of trees, and protecting the state’s valuable natural resources.

“Trees make California’s cities and towns better. It’s that simple,” said Joe Liszewski, Executive Director for California ReLeaf. “Everyone can do their part to plant and care for trees, ensuring that they are a resource long into the future.” Contest rules, as well as educational materials related to the value of trees, community benefits of trees, jobs in the urban and community forestry field, and tree identification can be downloaded at www.arborweek. org/contests. The contest is sponsored by California ReLeaf, CAL FIRE, and the California Community Forests Foundation. California Arbor Week runs March 7-14 every year to mark famed horticulturist Luther Burbank’s birthday and to raise awareness of the benefits of trees in our communities. In 2011, legislation was passed to define California Arbor Week in statute. Visit www.arborweek.org for more information.


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ROBOTS IMPACT JOBS

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

A recent business forecast for management decision making was all about robots. This interesting summary began with the sentence….”The number and variety of robots will soar.”….doing jobs that are currently done by employees. Robots do create jobs though. Jobs that require a higher level of education and training. The Jobs created have to do with programming, engineering: mechanical, electrical, and time and motion studies. Several other specialties are learned through ‘handson’ work experiences. One useful skill is the ability to develop an application program which enables a robot to do the same specific job over and over again with precision. Engineers who do ‘time and motion’ analysis and are able to develop these ‘apps’, are already in high demand (meaning an excellent wage in a middle class job). The flip side is that an individual who is ‘untrained and unskilled’ will not find such employment in the future.  For many years the Wall Street Journal has presented graphs which show production increases of certain goods and services. However, the same graph also showed a decline in employment levels. This is the result of the use of robotics for the production of goods. Imagine an auto assembly line. Years ago, every single task was done by a skilled employee, performing a specific job as the auto being assembled went by that particular work sta-

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tion. Today’s photo of a similar assembly line will show several specific tasks being done by robots. Recent reports of manufacturing factories, returning back from offshore sites, show that the new assembly lines in these factories are as fully robotic as possible. That is why ‘production increases’ while at the same time ‘employment levels’ decrease.   The fallout of this development is twofold: 1) Employment levels are being reduced by the use of robots, and 2) Many youth, especially those whose skills and education are not fully developed, will never be able to find a job. The current standard of trying to have an economy with only a 5% unemployment level will not be easily achieved. Today’s manufacturing factories already use 1.4 million industrial robots (i.e., each robot has replaced an employee). In addition, several million robotic devices are being designed for the home consumer. “Molly Maids’ will be replaced by robots in the home.   Understand that this report is meant for readers who have discretionary money to invest. The future earnings of that invested money is said to be ‘vast’. The report projects a very favorable return on investment (ROI). Such a report is probably not read by educators, who are responsible for the training of youth for the future employment scene. So students today hardly ever discuss a future world wherein robots do many jobs now performed by individuals. Robots already exist in many fields: Agriculture (milking machines and harvesters), medicine, pharmacology, drones used for surveillance, military humanoids used as decoys in the battlefield, --- even robotic automobiles on the freeways already exist.

  The purpose of this article is to inform EO’s readers that the future will have many robots who perform work now done by humans. What is not being publically discussed by any major political party, be it Democratic, Republican or Independent, is the challenge facing this society-- to provide people with the ability to continue to be consumers while not being employed. Today, those who have no jobs (the unemployed) receive unemployment allowances. Two million such unemployed persons were the subject of monies in the recent ‘Fiscal Cliff ’ legislation which the U.S. Congress passed on New Year’s Day. It is very likely that congressional staff analysts, who are all trained to accept and use the current ‘employment paradigm’, have not made an analysis of a future society and its commerce which provides for the needs of a population, wherein many will never be able to ‘have a job’ because robots can produce the goods and services needed.   Our current democracy and its capitalistic system of doing commerce must be reconsidered. Large disadvantaged ethnic groups, especially Hispanics, must be the targets of education and training programs which provide an opportunity for personal training and development. In California, which already has a 47% Hispanic population which is beginning to vote for elected officials, special attention, and most importantly, the allocation of resources, especially adequate funding, must receive total public policy support. This group of skilled personnel will be necessary to maintain the robots as well as support those individuals who will never be employed. Robots do impact available American jobs.

Planificando el presente Cinthia Rodríguez EL OBSERVADOR ¿Saben una cosa? Yo ya rompí una de mis resoluciones, ni siquiera había pasado una semana del año lo se, bueno algunas cosas pasan, se hacen ajustes y hay que seguir adelante. Como editora del periódico me aseguro de que tengamos un periódico cada semana, a veces no escribo nada, así que me dije a mí misma que debo escribir más y la semana pasada no tenía ni una nota. Estoy casi segura de que alguien de ustedes también ha roto alguna resolución, pero no se preocupen, al igual que yo ustedes también pueden comenzar ahora, nadie les va a decir lo contrario, a menos que sean parte de la policía los encargados de las resoluciones. Es broma, se me ocurrió decir esto para evitar que esto suene demasiado serio. Hace unas dos semanas hablé sobre algunas cosas simples que la gente puede hacer para el año nuevo, pero si sus resoluciones no son cosas simples está bien, sólo acuérdate de echarle ganas y es muy posible que lo logres.

Ahora, de vuelta al trabajo, esta semana por fin regresé a la oficina y para ser honesta, me sentí un poco fuera de lugar, echaba de menos mi cama y mis momentos de ocio pero entonces si no rompía mi ocio ustedes no tendrían nada que leer, así que déjenme volver a mi negocio. Durante las vacaciones, tuve varias conversaciones con mi mejor amiga. Ella está planeando su vida y como siempre se dio cuenta de que su pareja tiene puntos de vista muy diferentes a los suyos. Como de costumbre, me llamó un millón de veces y lo que yo tenia que hacer era decirle que cosas iban a estar bien, ella es una persona muy analítica de todas las cosas, incluso de cosas que están a años de distancia y de lo cual ni siquiera ella sabe lo que realmente va a suceder, así que decidí decirle que tomara las cosas paso a paso y con calma, sé que probablemente no va a tomar mi consejo, pero eso es lo que por lo general la gente hace. Creo que la cultura de los estadounidenses los hace ser muy sistemáticos y muy

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apegados para enfocarse demasiado en el futuro, la planificación de las cosas con muchos meses de antelación está bien, pero anticiparte con años de antelación es una locura (pienso yo), ni siquiera sé si vamos a despertar al día siguiente, esto puede sonar un poco extremo para algunos, pero es muy cierto. Uno de mis amigos más cercanos perdió un amigo no hace mucho tiempo, murió mientras dormía, de modo que lo hizo pensar y cambió su forma de vida, no ha habido ningún cambio drástico pero ahora aprecia más el tener a sus amigos y familiares, estar mas cerca de ellos y disfrutar de su compañía es algo que todos podemos hacer sin tener que perder a un ser querido. A lo que estoy tratando de llegar es que tenemos que aprender a apreciar lo que tenemos, no hay que pensar demasiado en cosas y planificar en consecuencia. Como le digo a mi mejor amiga, todo va estar bien, hay que disfrutar de la vida al máximo.

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Aumento de los límites de los Planes de Retiro en 2013 Jason Alderman PACTICALMONEY Benjamin Franklin supo decir: “Nada es seguro, salvo la muerte y los impuestos”. Aunque no tengo nada nuevo para decir sobre lo primero, sí tengo novedades con respecto a los impuestos: Como todos los años, el Servicio de Renta Interna (IRS) anunció ajustes del costo de vida para muchos de los montos que usted y su empleador podrán aportar a sus cuentas de retiro en 2013. Estos nuevos límites permitirán que más personas puedan aportar más dinero a cuentas con beneficios fiscales para sus ahorros previsionales.

Estas son algunas de las cosas más importantes que cambiarán y no cambiarán en 2013: Planes de aportes definidos. El máximo aporte anual que usted puede hacer a los planes laborales 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) y al Plan de Ahorro (Thrift Savings) federal aumenta $500 a $17.500. Tenga en cuenta estos otros factores: Las personas mayores de 50 también pueden hacer aportes compensatorios adicionales de $5.500 (igual que en 2012).

inferior. (Por ejemplo, si el aporte máximo es del 10 por ciento de su sueldo y usted gana $50.000, solo podría aportar $5.000). Cuentas de Retiro Individuales (IRA). El aporte máximo anual a las cuentas IRA aumenta $500 a $5.500 (más otros $1.000 si es mayor de 50 – al igual que en 2012). Los aportes máximos a las cuentas IRA tradicionales no se ven afectados por los ingresos personales, pero si su ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI) modificado supera ciertos límites, el monto máximo que puede aportar a la cuenta Roth IRA se va eliminando gradualmente: Para los solteros/jefes de hogar, el rango de eliminación será de $112.000 a $127.000 (aumentó con respecto a 2012, que es de $110.000 a $125.000). Por encima de los $127.000, usted no puede aportar a una cuenta Roth. Para los matrimonios que presentan una declaración fiscal conjunta, el rango será de $178.000 a $188.000 (aumentó con respecto a 2012, que es de $173.000 a 183.000). Tenga en cuenta estas reglas para deducir los aportes IRA tradicionales en su declaración fiscal:

El límite anual para los aportes combinados del empleado y el empleador aumentó $1.000 a $51.000.

Si es soltero/a, jefe/a de hogar, viudo/a o casado/a apto, y ninguno de los cónyuges está cubierto por un plan de retiro provisto por su empleador, usted puede deducir todo el aporte IRA independientemente de sus ingresos.

Como su plan puede limitar el porcentaje del sueldo que puede aportar, en realidad su aporte máximo puede ser

Si está cubierto/a por un plan de retiro provisto por su empleador y es soltero/a o jefe/a de hogar, se elimi-

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nará la deducción fiscal para el AGI de entre $59.000 y $69.000 (aumentó con respecto a 2012, que es de $58.000 a $68.000); si es casado/a y presenta la declaración junto con su cónyuge, el rango de eliminación será de $95.000 a $115.000 (aumentó con respecto a 2012, que es de $92.000 a $112.000). Si es casado/a y no está cubierto por un plan de retiro provisto por su empleador pero su cónyuge sí, la deducción de la cuenta IRA se eliminará si su AGI combinado es de $178.000 a $188.000 (aumentó con respecto a 2012, que es de $173.000 a $183.000) Para más detalles, lea la Publicación 590 del IRS en www.irs.gov. Crédito fiscal del ahorrista previsional: Como incentivo para ayudar a los trabajadores de ingresos bajos y moderados a ahorrar para su retiro a través de una cuenta IRA o plan patrocinado por su empresa, muchos pueden ser elegibles para acceder a un crédito fiscal de hasta $1.000 ($2.000 para las declaraciones conjuntas). Este crédito reduce su cuenta fiscal, dólar por dólar, además de las demás deducciones fiscales que usted ya recibe por sus aportes. Los límites máximos de los ingresos que califican para obtener el crédito fiscal del ahorrista previsional aumentaron en 2012 a $59.000 para los que presentan la declaración conjunta, $44.000 para los jefes de hogar, y $29.500 para los solteros o casados que presentan la declaración por separado. Consulte el Formulario 8880 del IRS para más información.

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State Tax Filing Season Officially Opens SACRAMENTO The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced it is now accepting 2012 state tax returns, and announced the following updates on law changes and filing services for California taxpayers. American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – Due to changes contained in this federal legislation, the California Schedule CA (540 & 540NR), 540/540A and 540NR Booklets, and other products that reference federal Schedule A, are delayed as FTB staff analyzes the changes. The California Schedule CA is used by most taxpayers to make adjustments for differences between federal and state tax laws. Taxpayers who file using FTB’s ReadyReturn, or Form 540 2EZ are not affected.

Standard deduction The standard deduction for single or filing separately tax statuses increased from $3,769 to $3,841. For joint, surviving spouse, or head of household filers, it increased from $7,538 to $7,682. Exemption credit increases - The dependent exemption credit increased from $315 to $321 per dependent. The personal exemption amount for single, filing separately, and head of household filers increased from $102 to $104. For joint or surviving spouses, it increased from $204 to $208. Tax rates increase for some - Income tax rates increased by up to 3% for individuals making $250,000 or more. The income tax changes apply retroactively to all income earned or received

since January 1, 2012. The law waives the underpayment of estimated tax penalty that results from a retroactive tax law change that takes place during the year. Free Do-it-Yourself Services - FTB encourages taxpayers and practitioners to explore its many self-service applications available through FTB’s website. Free online filing in minutes. FTB’s other free e-file program, ReadyReturn uses information the state already has to generate a completed state tax return online for selected taxpayers. Eligible taxpayers must have used the single or head of household filing status the prior year, had one employer, claimed no more than five dependents, and took the standard deduction.


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La conexión con los padres

California Ranks 41st Nationally For Its Education Reform Efforts State-by-State Analysis Looks Solely at Education Policy Environments, Provides Road Map for Schools’ Success   SACRAMENTO

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Qué puede hacer para mejorar la educación de sus hijos (Family Features) Un nuevo estudio de Just Kids, Inc. sobre los “puntos de interés” de la familia estadounidense revela que la mayoría de las familias (45 %) están de acuerdo en que las escuelas y la educación son su prioridad. Sin embargo, los padres participan cada vez menos en la educación de sus hijos. El abecé de la participación de los padresSi desea participar más en la educación de su hijo, pero no está seguro de cómo hacerlo, intente poner esto en práctica: A. Pregunte. Pregúnteles a sus hijos cosas específicas sobre su día en la escuela. ¿Qué proyectos los entusiasman? ¿Qué aprendieron en determinada clase? ¿Cómo se sintieron? ¿Qué fue lo positivo y lo negativo del día? Pregunte, y luego preste atención a sus respuestas. Asesore. No puede hacerles las tareas, pero puede ayudarles a preparar rutinas de estudio, a entender cómo usar su tiempo de forma inteligente y a organizar sus notas, papeles y recursos. Muéstreles cómo dividir grandes tareas en otras más pequeñas para que no se abrumen. Además puede enseñarles cómo investigar y elaborar sus propias res-

puestas.Interceda. Usted conoce a su hijo mejor que nadie. Si ve que su hijo se enfrenta a dificultades, o no recibe el estímulo necesario, puede hablar con los maestros y consejeros para conseguirle los recursos adicionales que necesite. B. Mantenga el equilibrio. Las tareas escolares son importantes, pero también es importante que el alumno entienda cómo llevar una vida equilibrada y plena. Motive a su hijo para que ingrese a un club, practique un deporte o participe en otras actividades extracurriculares. Las actividades extraescolares pueden ayudar a su desarrollo personal y académico. Sea proactivo. Participar desde el primer momento del año escolar puede evitar posibles problemas. Pero si surgen problemas, no espere para actuar. Inicie el diálogo entre su hijo, el maestro o el consejero para encontrar la mejor solución juntos. Construya relaciones. Conozca a los maestros y administradores de la escuela de su hijo. Construya relaciones con otros padres y participe en las comisiones de la escuela. Puede interceder por su hijo de forma más eficaz si se relaciona con la gente involucrada en su educación. C. Construya un espacio. Asegúrese de que su hijo cuente con un lugar y un entorno apropiados para el es-

tudio. Necesita espacio para desplegar los libros, con buena luz y las herramientas necesarias, como diccionarios y calculadoras. Algunos alumnos necesitan un entorno muy tranquilo mientras que otros rinden mejor con algo de ruido de fondo. Adecue el espacio a las necesidades de su hijo. Genere desafíos. No deje que su hijo se ponga en “piloto automático” y haga solo lo justo y necesario para aprobar. Descubra cuáles son sus intereses y desafíelo a esforzarse en esa área. Si la escuela no ofrece un tema que su hijo quisiera estudiar, o si las clases no lo desafían lo suficiente, considere otras opciones como un curso en línea para enriquecerlo o para obtener créditos extras. Por ejemplo, K12 ofrece una amplia gama de cursos individuales que incluyen idiomas y clases de nivel preuniversitario. Comuníquese. Mantenga las líneas de comunicación abiertas con su hijo y con la escuela. Asegúrese de que su hijo conozca sus expectativas, y demuéstrele lo orgulloso que se siente de sus esfuerzos y logros. Esté siempre informado sobre las herramientas de comunicación de la escuela, como los boletines de noticias y los comunicados. Asista a las reuniones de padres y asegúrese de tener los teléfonos de los maestros y consejeros de la escuela.

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On January 7, national education reform advocacy organization StudentsFirst published its first-ever State Policy Report Card, a new tool for improving student achievement that doesn’t look at individual or schoolwide test scores or teacher effectiveness, but instead gauges how well each state’s education policies are serving students and schools.   According to the report, California’s K-12 public education system lags behind the national trend on education reforms, and would benefit from increased focus on instituting a meaningful teacher and principal evaluation system that incorporates student growth as a significant factor, and eliminating restrictions on public charter school growth, among other student-centric reform policies.   “The most powerful way to improve student achievement from outside the classroom is to shape policy and implement laws at the state level that govern education,” said StudentsFirst CEO and Founder Michelle Rhee.   “That is why our report card focuses singularly on the education policies in place in each of our states. And when we look solely at policy, it’s clear that we have a long way to go toward improving our education system in America.”   The national report raises serious questions about whether states’ education laws and practices are contributing to student success. Nationally, nearly 90 percent of the states received less than a “C” grade on the State Policy Report Card, and no state earned higher

than a “B-”. California received an overall grade of “F,” with a grade point average of 0.69, for its performance in three critical areas: elevating teaching, empowering parents and spending public dollars wisely. The state ranked 41st nationally, but was praised in the report for requiring school districts to provide facilities for charter schools. The top two states, Louisiana and Florida, each earned a B- for beginning to adopt the kind of studentcentered policies that bring more rigor and accountability into their school systems and expand parents’ access to quality school choice.   “Today’s findings reflect a school system that continues to operate in the same way, doing the same thing and expecting different results,” said Senator Ricardo Lara, Chairman of the Legislative Latino Caucus. “As evident by data, we can do better, our kids and families deserve better. Our students can and will achieve, but it can’t happen unless we bring all stakeholders to the table and have an honest dialogue. We have the power to change things for the better, but it requires courage to use it.”   “StudentsFirst is a strong advocate for student-centered policies that work and an important partner in the education reform movement,” said Assemblyman Ian Calderon. “It’s clear there is no one silver bullet to solving the crisis in American public education, but teachers are key and putting the right laws in place can truly transform student achievement.  I’m glad they are waging that battle.”   Built on StudentsFirst’s experience, education research, and evidence from successful school districts, the report card evaluated California’s policies based on three critical pillars: elevating and improving the teaching profession,

empowering parents with information and choice, and ensuring public dollars are being spent wisely in ways that help students learn.   The report is the most comprehensive stateby-state assessment of these three policy areas, which StudentsFirst selected because research shows they can have the highest impact on student achievement.   “In just a short period of time, StudentsFirst has proven itself to be a leading voice for education reform and for our kids,” said Kristin Olsen, Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Policy Committee. “They provide a necessary counterweight to influential unions and fight effectively for the kinds of student-focused policies that will improve public schools and increase achievement. My colleagues in the Legislature would be well-advised to listen to what StudentsFirst has to say.”   StudentsFirst plans to update and release the State Policy Report Card annually, and aims for lawmakers to use the report as a roadmap to pass laws and policies that prioritize student interests and close achievement gaps between groups of students.   Focusing on enacting common-sense laws and policies will be the singular mission of StudentsFirst California and its nearly 200,000 members in 2013 and beyond. The 2013 California State Policy Report Card can be viewed, downloaded and compared to other states on the StudentsFirst report card web site here: http://reportcard. studentsfirst.org.     For more information about California’s State Policy Report Card or StudentsFirst in California go to http://www.studentsfirst. org/state/california or contact Erin Shaw at EShaw@ studentsfirst.org.


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¿Cómo puede saber si su niño tiene un peso saludable?

Blood donation brings good people for a good cause

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR This January 9, there was an event commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the event host, the Red Cross of California donor center in San Jose for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community of the Bay Area. This blood drive had major support from the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired along with Lions Center for the Blind, Orientation Center for the Blind, and Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This event branched out to 8 locations throughout the Bay Area as an effort to raise awareness of blood donation as well as the blind community’s support for honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Bryan Bashin, CEO of

(NAPSM) Casi un tercio de los niños en Estados Unidos tiene sobrepeso o son considerados obesos. Puede resultar confuso para los padres entender lo que esto significa, especialmente cuando sus hijos lucen saludables y activos. Hay quienes piensan que los niños con sobrepeso son más saludables que los que tienen un peso normal, o creen que la obesidad no es un problema para la salud de los niños. La verdad es que el sobrepeso y la obesidad pueden aumentar el riesgo de tener presión arterial alta, diabetes, apnea del sueño y otras condiciones. La obesidad sucede a través del tiempo cuando la energía que obtenemos al comer y beber no está en equilibrio con la energía que quemamos mediante la actividad física.

Para aclarar sus dudas, calcule el índice de masa corporal (IMC) de su niño. La calculadora en línea del IMC para niños y adolescentes del Centro de Control y Prevención de las Enfermedades le puede ayudar a establecer el IMC de su niño. Sin embargo, es importante que comparta los resultados con su médico de cabecera, pediatra u otro profesional de la salud. Una vez que sepa cuál es el peso de su niño, podrá seguir los siguientes consejos para ayudarle a que tenga una alimentación saludable y a mantenerse físicamente activo: Controle el tamaño de las porciones. Muchos niños están comiendo mayor cantidad y más calorías de las que necesitan para mantener un peso saludable. Piense en las bebidas. Muchas bebidas, como la gaseosa

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regular o las bebidas energéticas, pueden proporcionarles a los niños más calorías de lo que usted piensa. Anime a su niño a tomar agua, leche sin grasa o baja en grasa. Varíe las actividades físicas de su niño. Ayude a sus niños a ver con entusiasmo la actividad física enseñándoles juegos activos. Limitar el tiempo frente a la pantalla a menos de dos horas diarias es una manera de motivar a los niños a hacer más actividad física, a no ser que sus deberes escolares lo requieran.

Aprenda más sobre cómo mantener un peso saludable aquí: http://www.nhlbi. nih.gov/health/public/ heart/obesity/wecan/ espanol/pesosaludable. htm.

the San Francisco LightHouse for the blind says “Often, in the past, people have thought of the blind as a group who are the recipients of others’ generosity. We’re hoping to change a bit of that perception by rolling up our sleeves and giving back to the same philanthropic community who has long helped us.” Potential donors trickled in over the course of two hours, although not quite as busy as its sister locations. There were many smiling attendants and helpers who brought donors snacks, water and various kinds of juices. One couple was happily sitting in the ‘corral’ after giving blood. They informed me that they had recently started donating blood at that particular location. “I think my blood is useful for someone else, and it’s good. I don’t see why one

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shouldn’t if they can,” said Kim, a blood donor. Other donors were on the same page about why they donated. One woman, Heidi, said that her history with donation goes back years. She believes the act of donating is just good and should be done to help others in the community. Her own daughter needed to donate for a hip surgery so she knows the demand for blood is high and always needed. Another gentleman named Steve lives close to the facility. He donates as soon as he is eligible and rides his mountain bike there when he does come by. His answer to why he enjoys donating for the community, “It’s good Karma”. If you would like to donate blood please make an appointment at 1-800-7332767 or online at redcrossblood.org

¿Estás embarazada? ¿Acabas de tener un bebé? ¿Tienes hijos menores de 5 años? ¿Tienes ingresos limitados? Servicios sin costo incluyen: Cheques para comprar alimentos como: Frutas y verduras frescas, leche, queso, huevos, tortillas, pan y cereal integrales y comidas para el bebé. Consejos y clases sobre como dar pecho y de nutrición.

¡No importa tu situación migratoria, !"#$%&'&(#)*+,-)*./ Servicio Dental y Médico para su familia en el Indian Health Center.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades


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Levántate y

come

Pan de maíz con salchichas picantes y pimientos rojos

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Tiempo de preparación: 25 minutos Tiempo de horneado: 20 minutos

1paquete de 12 onzas de salchichas Johnsonville Hot & Spicy u Original

Recipe Breakfast Sausage

1 taza de harina de maíz amarillo 3/4 taza de harina multipropósito 2 cucharadas de azúcar

1 cucharada de polvo para hornear 1/2 cucharadita de sal 2 huevos

1 taza de leche

1/4 taza de mantequilla derretida 3/4 taza de pimiento dulce rojo

1/2 taza de queso cheddar rallado

Precaliente el horno a 425 °F.

Quite las salchichas del envase (córtelo con un cuchillo).

En una sartén, cocine y desmenuce las salchichas hasta que no estén rosadas, escúrralas y resérvelas.

En un recipiente, mezcle la harina de maíz, la harina, el azúcar, el polvo para hornear y la sal. En otro recipiente, mezcle los huevos, la leche y la mantequilla; incorpore los ingredientes secos hasta obtener una preparación húmeda. Mezcle las salchichas, el pimiento y el queso.

Vierta sobre una placa para horno cuadrada de 8 pulgadas. Hornee de 18 a 20 minutos o hasta que esté dorada. Sirva tibio.

Breakfast Sausage Skillet with Sautéed Tomatoes and Basil

Servings: 3 to 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes 2 medium red skinned potatoes, (about 3/4 pound) cut into thin wedges 1 small onion, sliced 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried or fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 12-ounce package Johnsonville Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage, divided 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, (about 1 cup) 1/3 cup shredded Gouda cheese 2 to 4 large eggs, poached, fried or scrambled 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste In bowl, combine potato wedges, onion slices, rosemary and olive oil. Toss together. In large skillet over medium heat, add potato mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add half the sausages to pan and continue cooking another 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown ingredients. Add tomatoes, stir to combine and heat through allowing the tomatoes to brown slightly and burst, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded Gouda cheese, and top with eggs and a sprinkling of fresh basil.

Olé Tortilla Cups

Servings: 12 Prep Time: 30 minutes Bake Time: 18 minutes 1 12-ounce package Johnsonville Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage 9 flour tortillas (6 inches), at room temperature (thicker, home-style tortillas work best) 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican blend cheese 6 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Salsa Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into small pieces and set aside. Coat muffin pan and both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into quarters. Arrange three tortilla pieces in each muffin cup, overlapping to fit. Press tortillas gently and firmly into muffin pan. (Tortillas should stick up higher than muffin cup sides.) Arrange half of the cheese in tortilla-lined muffin cups. Top with sausage and the remaining cheese. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bell pepper, cilantro, salt and pepper. Carefully pour into cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until eggs are set. Serve with salsa if desired.


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New chair and vice chair of water board SAN JOSE On Tuesday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors unanimously elected District 5 representative, Nai Hsueh, to serve as board chair in 2013. Director Tony Estremera, representing District 6, was elected vice chair.

In her opening address, Chair Hsueh, expressed her gratitude to her fellow board members, district management and staff for the warm welcome to the board she has received. She also acknowledged the board’s successes in 2012. “Your leadership, hard

work and accomplishments for 2012 are evident in many areas such as Measure B, the HCP [Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan], capital projects, and fluoridation, just to name a few,” said Hsueh. Hsueh then presented her goals for the year. “I am hon-

ored and excited to be the 2013 chair. My goal for this year is to work with my fellow board members in leading the water district to be a regional model for an ethical, transparent and effective organization. Building upon the recent progress already made by the board, I am confident this goal can be

Immigrant Policies for Latinos: A Brief History Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Throughout the history of the United States there has been a very different stance on policies directed towards immigrants from other countries. Cubans and Central Americans have shared vastly different treatment from the U.S. in the past decades, restructuring the meaning of “refugee”. In Cuba’s Refugees: Manifold Migrations, Silvia Pedraza observes that “refugees do not live in a vacuum. They are part of an intricate sociopolitical web that must be seen as the background against which any portrait of their travails must be painted, and any dissection of their innermost thoughts and feelings must be pinned”. Both the Cubans and Salvadorans were fleeing, yet the specific reasoning was unequivocally broad. Cubans and Salvadorans came in different waves to the United States, yet were handled differently and accepted, or rejected, based on status. Cubans began to immigrate in large groups because of the overthrow of the Batista regime in 1959. The instating of Communism in Cuba pushed the elite to leave. According to Pedraza, “These upper and upper-middle classes were not tied to Batista’s government but were bound to a political and economic structure that…was completely interpenetrated by the demands and initiative of American capital…”

Their need to continue their businesses and keep their economic status pushed them to emigrate to the U.S. where they would be known as the first wave: “those who wait”. In comparison, the first true migration by the Central Americans, specifically the Salvadorans, began in the 1960’s. They arrived to the United States during a time when “Central American countries were trying to attract foreign, especially U.S., investment in industry, partly on the basis of a Central American common market. This economic interest for labor and natural resources also ran parallel to the strife faced by Salvadorans and the various rising military regimes and death squads that claimed countless lives. Following this first wave, the Salvadorian exodus continued into the 1980’s because the migration was to flee the violence and inadequate living conditions plaguing many Central American countries at the time. Chinchilla and Hamilton write “As violence in El Salvador and Guatemala increased, populations from affected communities fled to other parts of their respective countries and across borders to other Central American nations and to Mexico.” Their experience differentiated from the Cubans in the sense that they were running for their very lives where as the Cubans were escaping Communism, a change in government that would affect either their financial or

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religious status. As stated in the book, Central American Immigrants, “This cohort was significant not only due to its size, but also due to its political character. Many, if not most, of the immigrants coming during the decade came escaping war and violence in their respective countries, and some were fleeing persecutions. ” Cubans and their migration waves, from the 1950’s to the present, gave them a different social identity when they arrived to the U.S. Each period of time that a wave arrived “…presented them with vastly different amounts of opportunity-such as economic growth or recession, government policy programs, a warm welcome, or a cold reception.” The second wave also received a kind welcome because of their resentment towards what they believed was being done by Fidel Castro in Cuba. “Those who escape” entailed the largely middle class who sought to escape the new order of Castro’s politics. With both of these Cuban waves their incentives “were not so much “pulled” by the attractiveness of the new society as “pushed” by the internal political process of the old.” This second wave was still prime immigrant refugee status, an educated middle class that wanted the capitalistic life without the communist changes that occurred in Cuba. The U.S., headed by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson, had the “open

door policy” which allowed refugees from communism to come into the United States and be protected. As Pedraza puts it, “The United States and Cuba unofficially set in motion a system of political migration that for many years proved beneficial to both.” The Salvadorians were met with a very different approach to their refugee status. As stated before their migration towards the north was because of political and social unrest as well as economic strife. These refugees were of different backgrounds and ideologies, where as the Cuban waves shared various allegiances and economic similarities when they departed the country in each “wave”. Mr. Pedraza states that “The new Cuban exodus has taken several forms, with illegal migration being the major one. Cubans have become so desperate that they leave on balsas-rafts, tires, or other makeshift vessels...” By this time, the desperation because of economic collapse in Cuba, forced anyone to flee in any way possible. In the end, the plight of immigrants from El Salvador and the experience of those from Cuba is similar in the vein of the strong communities they built within the United States, in hubs that spread from Miami to San Francisco. It’s good to know the historical context of how some of the communities in the United States became what they are today.

achieved in the near future.” Chair Hsueh was elected in November 2012 to represent District 5, which includes the cities of Saratoga and Cupertino, and parts of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and west San José. District 6 director, Tony Estremera, is serving as the vice chair for 2012. Estremera began his tenure on the district board in 1996, and served as the board chair in 2001 and 2007.

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Outgoing chairperson, Linda J. LeZotte reflected on her year at the helm and the five key priorities she set forth at the beginning of the year. Her five key priorities were energy management, illegal encampments in our waterways, fluoridation, fiscal oversight and the completion of two habitat conservation plans. “We have made excellent progress on those. I’m really proud of what we’ve all accomplished.”

¡Basta con los burritos envueltos en plástico! Esto es lo que los estudiantes de California dicen sobre el nuevo programa de comidas saludables en las escuelas de California: "He estado comiendo este tipo de alimentos en la escuela desde que era estudiante de primer año. Se convierte en la energía que necesito para ser un jugador de fútbol americano". - Angel Bravo, 18, San Pasqual High School, Escondido "Ahora corro para escoger mi primera opción en la cafetería de la escuela ... no como cuando tenían esos pequeños burritos y yo ni siquiera sabía lo que había dentro de ellos". -Gabriel Ramírez, 17, Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy, Sacramento "Como un entusiasta de la comida, aplaudo los cambios en las comidas escolares ... Las caricaturas en la tele llaman a la comida de la escuela 'desagradable', pero en realidad es buena, saludable y te llena". -Luis Nareja, 16, Arlington High School, Riverside "Al principio no me gustaba, pero después de probarlos, creo que las frutas y las verduras son muy buenas". -Arlette Martinez, 10, Hort Elementary School, Bakersfield "Pasamos la mayor parte del día en la escuela, por lo que los almuerzos escolares son importantes para nosotros ... La comida nos da mucha más energía. Me siento mucho más ligera y llena de energía e incluso quiero correr después de la escuela". -Kristina Galstyan, 17, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High, Los Ángeles Por una proporción de 3 a 1, los estudiantes de escuelas públicas de California dicen que aprueban las nuevas comidas escolares sanas que se sirven en las escuelas públicas en California de los grados K-12 , según una encuesta publicada por The California Endowment. Sin embargo, sólo el 36 por ciento de los padres encuestados están conscientes de la nueva política de las comidas de las escuela. ¿Está participando su niño en el programa de comidas escolares? Llame al administrador de su escuela para ver si califica para comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido. Este mensaje es traído a usted por The California Endowment y New America Media.


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Mexicanos, primeros en el mundo para fijarse propósitos de año nuevo El promedio mundial es de 51 personas  NOTIMEX

Al menos el 87 por ciento de los mexicanos se fijó algún propósito para comenzar este año 2013, colocando al país en el primer sitio a nivel mundial, de acuerdo con un sondeo internacional de la firma Randstad. Los mexicanos fueron seguidos por los habitantes de la India

(81 por ciento) y Argentina (80), situación que se presenta de forma muy diferente en países como Dinamarca (16), Suecia (14) y Noruega (24 por ciento), donde no es común el establecimiento de propósitos de año nuevo. Así, 51 por cientó de las personas, a nivel mundial,

establecen propósitos de año nuevo, destaca la encuesta Workmonitor de Randstad Holding, una firma de soluciones en recursos humanos. Subraya que no solo resulta destacado que México encabece la lista, sino también es alentador observar que siete de cada 10 mexicanos

se establecen algún tipo de meta a nivel profesional. En ese sentido Randstad México consideró que para que estos propósitos se vean cumplidos, es necesario que los mexicanos sean realistas con sus objetivos, establezcan metas específicas y alcanzables. Tales como analizar su

situación profesional, reflexionar sobre sus habilidades y conocimientos, así como establecerse metas profesionales a fin de establecer su objetivo profesional y alcanzar dicho desarrollo o meta.“Desarrolla un plan detallado de acciones, donde plasmes todos aquellos pasos necesa-

rios para lograr tus objetivos profesionales para el 2013”. Asimismo, sugiere continuamente analiza en qué punto se está y ajustar el plan de acción si es necesario, “pero asegúrate de siempre estar avanzando hacia tus objetivos”.

EDUCATIVOS:

ESPIRITUALES:

Aquellas metas relacionadas con el desarrollo del intelecto:

Aquellas acciones que sirven para elevar o mejorar nuestro espíritu o alma, sin distingo de fe o creencias:

Escribir un libro Leer libros o revistas con una frecuencia determinada Realizar un doctorado

Asistir a un retiro Apadrinar a un niño en situación de pobreza Meditar u orar todos los días Perdonar

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EMOCIONALES: Son todos los referentes a los deseos emocionales: Expresar de mejor forma los sentimientos Levantarse más temprano Realizar una reunión familiar Tiempo de calidad con los seres queridos

Al iniciar un nuevo ciclo, nos proponemos realizar metas u objetivos para desarrollarnos en diversos ámbitos. Es importante que al hacerlo, lo hagamos con una actitud positiva y proactiva, visualizando los fracasos como oportunidades de aprendizaje, los errores como oportunidades de mejora y los problemas como oportunidades de éxito

MATERIALES: Complacencia o solvencia de aquellas cosas materiales o en especie: Artículos personales (gadgets, autos, casas, etc.) Dinero (cantidad y frecuencia)

Fuente: Notimex y Profesionalesexitosos.net Nuestrorumbo.com y Publiboda.com Investigación y redacción: Eduardo Martínez Diseño: Juan Hernández López

FÍSICOS: TIPS Situaciones o cosas relacionadas conla dimensión física o corporal: Bajar de peso Dejar de comer carne roja Dejar de fumar Realizarse un chequeo médico

Evitar la perfección Evitar la autocomplacencia Establecer dos o tres objetivos o metas factibles Observar la vida como una prueba Priorizar las acciones Reconocer las limitaciones


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Estableciendo metas durante todo el año

BPT El nuevo año es la oportunidad perfecta para hacer cambios personales y de estilo de vida. También es ampliamente aceptado como un tiempo para empezar de nuevo, y cada año la gente hace resoluciones para mejorar su situación. Casi un tercio de las personas que tomaron resoluciones en 2012 no fueron exitosos con ellos, de acuerdo con una encuesta reciente de MSN e Impulse. Unas resoluciones mas populares incluyen comer sano, comenzar una rutina de ejercicio, ahorrar dinero o actualizar su armario, muchas de estas resoluciones son más fácil decirlo que hacerlo, ya que la gente no está seguro de por dónde empezar o cómo sentirse motivado para hacer estos importantes cambios de la vida. La tradición de las resoluciones de año nuevo ha sido de alrededor de 4,000 años, cuando los babilonios cuando ellos comenzaban bien el año haciendo promesas a los dioses. Después de los días de fiestas ¿por qué deberíamos seguir antiguas costumbres babilónicas que ponen a fin a la diversión con una autoderrota “promesa” en la forma de una resolución de año nuevo de todos modos? Mejor establece metas durante todo el año, considere las siguientes opciones: Conviértete en un profesional de planificación - Casi el 39 por ciento de las personas citaron la falta de tiempo

como la razón por la que no han alcanzado las metas de año nuevo en el pasado. Uno de los mayores errores de organización que se puede hacer es guardar las cosas sólo para olvidar dónde los pones la próxima vez que los necesite. Etiquetar a medida puede ayudar a evitar el estrés futuro y suciedad que puedan conducir a reorganizar todo de nuevo. Establece objetivos de salud y escríbalas. El establecimiento de objetivos manejables y escribir un plan de ejercicios que sea realista y se adapte a su estilo de vida tendrá un impacto positivo en su calidad de vida en general y motivarle para seguir adelante. Como se comprueba en el plan de cada día, usted será el responsable y asegurarse de que usted está continuando a seguir el camino que ha trazado para sí mismo. Aunque atestados horarios hacen que parezca que no hay suficientes horas en el día, es muy importante dejar de lado el tiempo suficiente para descansar y recargar energías. Conseguir las recomendadas siete u ocho horas de sueño cada noche permite un rendimiento óptimo físico y mental, y hacer del sueño una prioridad puede tener un impacto significativo en el bienestar general. Para aprovechar las ofertas muchos beneficios adecuados para dormir, adoptar una rutina a la misma hora cada noche. Evite los alimentos y bebidas durante 30 minutos antes de ir a dormir y permanecer lejos de las

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This New Year - Resolve To Get More Sleep

computadoras, televisores y otras pantallas. En su lugar, disfrutar de una actividad relajante, como leer o meditar, para ayudarle a conciliar el sueño. El estrés puede causar muchos problemas de salud mental, emocional y física, y largos periodos de alto estrés pueden tener efectos debilitantes. Para evitar problemas de salud duraderos, aprende a reconocer el estrés y cómo combatirla con eficacia. A pesar de su apretada agenda, hacer tiempo para usted mismo cada día es importante y puede ayudar a evitar problemas graves de estrés. Si se trata de salir a caminar, tocar un instrumento, practicar yoga o incluso llamar a un viejo amigo, hacer algo que disfrute todos los días. También es importante asegurarse de que está recibiendo suficiente ejercicio, el sueño y la nutrición adecuada para ayudar a su cuerpo a combatir los efectos físicos del estrés. Con base en la teoría de que toma 21 días para romper un hábito, si se puede seguir con estos cambios por sólo unas pocas semanas, usted estará en su camino a una vida mejor. Con cada nuevo obstáculo, encuentre alternativas que le llevará más cerca de alcanzar su meta. Nunca te rindas. Es un nuevo año, y es el momento de empezar a moverse. Con unos pocos ajustes a sus actividades diarias, usted puede mirar adelante a un año feliz y saludable nueva y más allá.

PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Konstantin Yuganov - Fotolia.com (STATEPOINT) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per night during the week, and 15 percent of adults sleep less than six hours per night. “Lack of sleep can take a significant toll on your overall health and interfere with some of your daily activities,” said Dr. Michael Thorpy, director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Almost everybody has trouble sleeping now and then, but many Americans experience significant problems getting to sleep or continually wake up in the mid-

dle of the night and cannot fall back asleep. Such problems may be clinical symptoms of insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep, or you wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed, you may be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia can affect people in different ways. Some sufferers have trouble initially getting to sleep, while others wake up in the middle of the night and have difficulty falling back asleep. To help you get better sleep this year, Dr. Thorpy suggests these simple tips: -Set and stick to a sleep schedule. Establish a regular bedtime and wake time. -Set aside time at night to wind down. Spend some quiet time before bedtime. Such activities as watching TV, using the computer or working right before bed-

time, or in the bedroom, can make it harder to fall asleep. -Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. -Exercise regularly. Just don’t exercise rigorously near bedtime and check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen. -Don’t clock-watch. If you awaken in the middle of the night and stay in bed, don’t lie there staring at the clock. And don’t watch TV or use your laptop or cell phone, because these technologies stimulate the brain, making it tougher to fall back to sleep. If these tips don’t help, speak with your healthcare professional to help determine if you are suffering from insomnia and require treatment. More information regarding insomnia is available at the National Sleep Foundation website at www.sleepfoundation.org.


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ARTS & CULTURE

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Pioneers of Television se estrenará el 15 de enero

JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17, 2013

San Jose Museum of Art Current exhibit

through March 31, 2013
Raging Opulence: Mark Dean Veca
MAD Magazine meets Versailles in Mark Dean Vecas loud yet regal salon   installation. Veca bridges the opulence of 18th-century Toile de Jouy wallpaper and the renegade attitude of 20thcentury cartoons, comics, and street art.

Mark Dean Veca, Son of Phantasmagoria, 2012
Acrylic and latex on walls; Site: san Jose Museum of Art. Photo: (c) Mark Dean Veca

He has painted the site-specific mural Son of Phantasmagoria in the historic wing of the San Jose Museum of Art. Veca integrates visceral and undulating shapes into elaborate patterns akin to the ornamental wall treatments used in upper-class homes of the 18th century. Veca grew up in Livermore, California, and the influence of the Bay Areas underground comix scene is evident in his psychedelic murals.

Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore embrace on-set of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Mira del otro lado de las cámaras con las estrellas más emblemáticas de la televisión Los Angeles CALIFORNIA Ryan Seacrest, personalidad de la radio premiada

en los Emmy y presentador y productor televisivo, ha firmado como narrador en la tercera temporada de Pioneers of Television, vuelve a PBS el martes 15 de enero de  2013, a las 8:00 p.m. y se prolongará hasta el 5 de febrero.   Las estrellas que aparecen en Pioneers incluyen a Carol Burnett, Lynda Carter, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick

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Duffy, Lou Ferrigno, Tina Fey, Louis Gossett Jr., Larry Hagman, Cloris Leachman, Joan Rivers, Leslie Uggams, Rachel Ward, Adam West y Betty White, entre otras muchas. 
 En Pioneers of Television más de 100 estrellas dan vida a su historia, al contar anécdotas sucedidas entre los bastidores de los mejores shows de EE.UU. En cada episodio se mezclan apasionantes entrevistas con extractos emblemáticos y fotos inéditas, para ofrecer una visión privilegiada de las mayores celebridades de la televisión.   “Estamos encantados de traer otra temporada de Pioneers of Television a PBS”, dijo Steve Boettcher, productor ejecutivo, quien, junto a su socio en la producción, Mike Trinklein, ha dirigido numerosos y aclamados especiales y series sobre intérpretes rompedores de la televisión. “Es doblemente emocionante que nuestro show sea presentado por una de las estrellas más importantes de la televisión contemporánea, así como uno de sus fans más apasionados y de sus creadores con mayor talento”.

SOMArts Cultural Center Presents SPEAK YOUR PEACE San Francisco CALIFORNIA

tion with projected video, investigate capital punishment in the United States prison-industrial complex and communication failures both personal and societal.  

SOMArts Cultural Center presents Speak Your Peace, a group exhibition now through January 24, 2013 curated by SOMArts’ Curator & Gallery Director Justin Hoover. The exhibition brings together Bay Area-based painters, digital, video and installation artists ranging in age, ethnicity and nationality to explore intercultural communication and social justice and propose new iconographies of peace through visual art.

Additionally, Speak Your Peace includes photography and text-based installations from local arts education organizations including The Institute on Aging’s Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts, led by Jessica McKracken and Silvi Alcivar, as well as The Victorian Manor Poets in collaboration with Creative Arts Charter School, Coronet Center Philosopher Poets and 30th Street Poetas, led by Alcivar.

Included works by more than 20 artists and organizations present cycles of destruction and reconstruction and discuss the manifold ways popular media informs the way we envision and discuss peace. “Seeing Peace,” an ongoing project by featured artist, activist and San Francisco native Richard Kamler, inspires the curatorial concept as well as satellite and gallery components for the exhibition. For Speak Your Peace, Hoover builds upon Kamler’s practice of pairing established contemporary artists with highly visible

public space in an effort to collectively, publicly and imaginatively define peace. In the gallery Kamler’s “Last Supper” and “Waiting Room,” a sculptural table made of lead and gold leaf and a large-scale led and acrylic sculptural installa-

The closing reception, Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6–9pm, free admission, includes a gallery walkthrough at 6:30pm led by Hoover, who also moderates a 7pm discussion featuring Tressa Berman, founder of the Institute for Inter-Cultural Practice, and Kamler. The discussion focuses on Kamler’s project “Seeing Peace” and Kamler’s legacy as a Bay Area artist and activist.


JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17, 2013

New Year, New You Juan Carlos Miranda SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR This new year many of us have set ourselves goals we are hoping to achieve, whether it is to eat better, get in shape, or get a hold of our financial woes. Sadly, many of us won’t make it past January before we fall off the wagon. Harsh? I’d rather think of it as being realistic. There is definitely nothing wrong with drifting from your resolutions or feeling down, because you

ate that extra slice of pizza. However there is something very wrong with giving up. So no matter what happens, don’t you give up! One of the things that always helps me when trying to achieve my goals is feeling good about myself. But you can’t feel good about yourself on the inside unless you feel good about yourself on the outside. How do you do that? Simple. Dress to impress yourself. Most of the time we try to look good for others. What

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we wear and how we wear is usually dictated by others and, you know what? Not anymore. When you wear what makes you comfortable and makes you look good, then you’ll exude confidence and control and most people react to that. Now, dressing comfortable does not, in any way, mean dress all fodonga, unless you’re going for the Chimoltrufia look--those of you who grew up watching El Chavo del Ocho know who I’m talking about.

Cómo elegir la fragancia perfecta

Have you ever heard the expression “De moda, lo que te acomoda?” When it comes to fashion there are certain styles not everyone can pull off. It could be because of size, shape or even age. Clothes are designed for specific sizes and age groups; what might look nice on your friend might not look nice on you. In other words, choose wisely. Dress in clothes that are comfortable and will make you feel like a million bucks. It’s not that hard. Let’s say

one of your resolutions is to get in shape. Well, I commend you for that. However, please don’t be that type of person that goes to the gym with clothes that are too old or just dirty. Always make sure to wear clothes that are designed for exercise activities. You wouldn’t believe the number of guys that go to the gym wearing jeans and sandals, white Ts with sweat stains or just plain dirty. Going to the gym means dressing for it too. You wouldn’t wear a

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(NewsUSA) A partir de la búsqueda de una esencia, la elección entre un perfume o un eau de toillete, o para aprender sobre cuanto se debe aplicar hay muchas opciones a considerar al comprar una fragancia. Pero la elección de un olor no tiene que ser difícil. Jan Moran, la creadora de la Sephora Buscador de Fragancia por Scentsa, una tecnología de pantalla táctil que ayuda a los compradores a encontrar y aprender sobre el perfume, ofrece los siguientes consejos: - Conozca sus aromas. Los aromas se suelen agrupar en cinco categorías floral, fresco, picante y caliente, leñosas y terroso, y aromáticos a paso ligero, los diferentes grupos de olor a considerar a diferentes personalidades. Por ejemplo, los aromas frescos que incluyen aromas cítricos, frutas, y acuáticos les llama la atención a una personalidad alegre, mientras que las fragancias leñosas y terrenal puede parecer relajante y tranquilo. Scentsa de Sephora ofrece un “Descubra su aroma característico Style Cuestionario”, que puede ayudarle a

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two-piece bikini to a funeral, would you? Then why wear dirty or street clothes to exercise? It’s just oxymoronic. Do me a favor and start this 2013 by being a little selfish and taking care of yourself first. Pamper yourself and once you have achieved that self confidence, and love for who you are, then you will be able to get out there and achieve all your other goals. Think of everyday as a new beginning and always stay fabulous.

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determinar qué tipo de aroma será mejor y de interés para usted. “Con más de 500 nuevas fragancias en marcha cada año, realmente tienes que ser educado para encontrar una fragancia que funcione para ti”, dice Moran. “Scentsa’s pantalla sensible al tacto cuenta con información actualizada sobre más de 6,000 fragancias, por lo que ayuda a los clientes a encontrar la confianza al hacer las compras.” - escoja repertorio de fragancias. Una vez que sepas qué olores te gustan, cambie de perfume para diferentes ocasiones, estados de ánimo y climas. Elija los muy aromáticos durante el invierno y aromas más ligeros para el verano. Relájese con vainilla y lavanda, energícese con la rosa y el nardo. - Elija la fuerza de la fra-

gancia. El perfume es la forma más intensa de la fragancia, seguida por eau de parfum, eau de toilette y agua de colonia. La intensidad, sin embargo, no significa que el aroma sea audaz y fuerte, sino que va a durar más tiempo en la piel. - Aplicar fragancia en los puntos de pulso. Sus puntos de pulso están detrás de las orejas, en el cuello y la nuca del cuello, en el escote (cuello), en las muñecas, en el pliegue del codo, detrás de las rodillas y en los tobillos. Rociar fragancia para una aplicación más uniforme. - Guarde su fragancia correctamente. Para lograr una vida útil máxima, almacenar las fragancias en un lugar fresco y seco con la tapa bien asegurada. Mantenga las fragancias lejos de la luz solar directa.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573322 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Stuart Greene Productions & Events Management, 4314 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara Co. Craig Greene, 4314 Hamilton Ave. #A, San Jose, CA 95130. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/03/13. “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.) Craig S. Greene Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573075 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Sabor del Valle, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Raymond Castañeda, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148 & Catherine Tompkinson, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Raymond S. Castañeda Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/21/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573468 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Ganesha Indian Cuisine Sweets and Catering, 1074 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Catered Events, Inc. 1700 Shattuck Ave. #221, Berkeley, CA 94709. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/13. “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.) Catered Events, Inc. Surjit Singh/CFO Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573471 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, ADS Auto Electric Components, 538 Santa Ana Ave. #D, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Xuan K.T. Le, 2826 Glen Dixon Ct., San Jose, CA 95148 & Nam D. Vuong, 2826 Glen Dixon Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/07/13. “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.) Nam D. Vuong Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573378

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Taqueria Santa Maria, 8875 Kern Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Gustavo de Leon, 8875 Kern Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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 de Leon Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573579 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, GET On-Site Tax Services, 2920 Wycliffe Court, San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Laura Coronado Santos, 2920 Wycliffe Court, San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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 Coronado Santos Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/09/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Austin Logan Gayne, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Austin Logan Gayne has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Austin Logan Gayne to Andre Jae Canepa THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 07, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238471 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashok Kumar Gunasekaran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ashok Kumar Gunasekaran & Lalitha Sundaramurthy has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arya Sekaran to Aarav Sekaran THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238912 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicky Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nicky Kim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicky Kim to Shiho Kawakami THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 4, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238898 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hoa Van Nguyen & Bao Tram Thi Bui, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hoa Van Nguyen & Bao Tram Thi Bui have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hoai Quoc Nguyen to Jason Hoai 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 names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV234458 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha L. Hola, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Samantha L. Hola has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abigail Baylee Reed to Abigail Baylee Hola THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/05/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the

county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238762 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mary Alice Sanchez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Mary Alice Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Joseph Ramirez-Stultz to Andrew Joseph Sanchez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yanxi Li, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yanxi Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yanxi Li to Frank Yanxi Li THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/16/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 7, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239105 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tam Anh Chung, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tam Anh Chung has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Allison Tse to Allison Nhu 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 names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 8, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013.

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUISNESS NAME FILE NO. 573323 The following person(s)/ entity(ies) has/have withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the following fictitious business name(s). ABOVE ALL Country Time Liquor, 2591 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95008. Filed in Santa Clara County on 01/21/11 under file no. 546962. Akbar Matani, 6318 Mayo Drive, San Jose, CA 95123. I/We 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.) Akbar Matani Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This Statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/3/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573209 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, AA Rodent Control, 18423 McCoy Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Attila Mester, 18423 McCoy Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070, Alex Mendoza, 3018 Van Sansul Ave., #8, San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/30/12. “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.) Attila Mester Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/31/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573148 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Top to Toes Beauty Salon, 1154 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Hang Dang, 269 Staples Ave., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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.) Hang Dang Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/27/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 572867 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Transcender Instituto, 6 Cecil Ave # 1, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Juan Delgado, 6 Cecil Ave # 1, San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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.) Juan Delgado Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/16/12 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 112CV238698 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Connor Lyndon Bates & Jackie Lane Bates, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Connor Lyndon Bates & Jackie Lane Bates have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ian Russell Bates to Ian Akulis Bates THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 31, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238534 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Reza Norouzi & Tang Norouzi, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Reza Norouzi & Trang Norouzi have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. My Ava Norouzi to Ava My Norouzi THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238276 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jenni Bang Glick TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jenni Bang Glick has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jenni Bang Glick to Jenni Bang Weber THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 21, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 28; Jan. 04, 11, 18, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238167 Superior Court of California,

JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17, 2013 County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuxi Wang TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yuxi Wang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yuxi Wang to Rosemary Yuxi Wang THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 28; Jan. 04, 11, 18, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 572855 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Reyes Services, 3349 McKee Rd., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Abigail Reyes, 137 E. St. James Street., Apt# 9, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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.) Abigail Reyes Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/18/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 572290 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Quality Tax Services, 1941 Tully Rd #20, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Jesus A. Lopez, 755 Leese Dr., Salinas, CA 93907. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun 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.) Jesus A. Lopez Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/03/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV237797 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daniel Wormuth Jr. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Daniel Wormuth Jr. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Wormuth Jr. to Daniel Darby. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/05/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation,

printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV237986 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Toan Thien Vu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Toan Thien Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Toan Thien Vu aka Toan Vu aka Toan T. Vu to Ace Vu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/26/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV237934 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yvonne Lopez & Michael J. Strider. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Yvonne Lopez & Michael J. Strider has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriel Isaiah Lopez to Gabriel Isaiah Strider. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/26/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV234829 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Magana. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sarah Magana has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarah Noelle Magana to Sarah Noelle Silva. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/05/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 04, 11, 2013 .


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Frankenweenie

Gangster Squad

MOVIES

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In theaters January 11 Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way—every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians he has under his thumb. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop... except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

A Haunted House

In theaters January 11 In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship... or, more importantly, his sex life.

 

De Disney y el genio creativo Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) llega la divertida y original “Frankenweenie”, una conmovedora historia sobre un niño y su perro. Después de que su adorado perro Sparky muere de manera inesperada, el pequeño Victor utiliza el poder de la ciencia para revivir a su mejor amigo, solo que regresa con unos pequeños ajustes. Intenta esconder su creación, pero cuando Sparky se escapa, los compañeros de escuela de Victor, sus maestros y toda la ciudad se darán cuenta de que crear una nueva vida puede ser algo monstruoso.


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MEDIO AMBIENTE / ENVIRONMENT

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Las ciudades norteamericanas más ecológicas

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EARTHTALK Cuál es la ciudad norteamericana más verde depende a quien le pregunte. Todos los años docenas de publicaciones y sitios web publican sus propias evaluaciones de que ciudades tienen los ciudadanos más ambientalmente conscientes, el porcentaje más alto de reciclaje o la huella más baja de carbón per cápita. Portland, Oregon, Seattle y San Francisco son a menudo contendientes principales, pero parte de las otras elecciones prominentes pueden ser una sorpresa. The Daily Beast basó un estudio reciente sobre las ciudades más verdes de EEUU en datos completados por la empresa de investigaciones de mercado Experian Simmons, que ha estado rastreando la ecologización de la nación por medio siglo. Los investigadores sondearon a miles de norteamericanos para averiguar que porcentaje en diversas re-

cir este año sus emisiones de gas invernadero 20 por ciento debajo de sus niveles de 1999. Ecosalon sitúa Portland, Oregon segundo, seguido por Seattle, Chicago y Nueva York.

Yendo al trabajo en bicicleta en San Francisco. Foto:  iStockPhoto.

En otro ranking, la empresa de sondeos canadiense Corporate Knights otorgó a Portland, San Francisco y Seattle un empate tripartite para la ciudad más verde de América. Denver se situó en el #4 mientras que Albuquerque, Charlotte (NC) y Oakland empataron para el quinto lugar.

giones geográficas piensa y actúa en una manera ecoconsciente y que porcentaje no lo hace, así como que porcentaje hace un esfuerzo consciente para reciclar. La compañía también rastreó el número de viajes por tránsito públicos per cápita y el porcentaje de las casas por región que utilizan calefacción solar. Honolulu salió ganadora, muy probable en virtud del hecho que uno por ciento de las casas allí utilizan energía solar. Nueva York, con más del doble

“A diferencia de otros de sostenibilidad urbana, este ranking se centra en los esfuerzos que las ciudades están haciendo en vez de sus resultados, lo que podría tomar años para lograr,” reportó Kent Portney, un investigador de la Universidad de Tufts que tomó parte en el proyecto. “En otras palabras, este ranking es esencialmente acerca de aspiraciones”. Dice que cada ciudad fue concedida un punto por abrazar uno de 38 programas o políticas listeadas por Corporate

de la cantidad de pasaje per cápita en su sistema de tránsito público que cualquier otra ciudad de EEUU, es #2, seguido por San Francisco, Seattle y Boston. Mientras tanto, el sitio web Ecosalon examinó tipos semejantes de datos y sacó conclusiones diferentes, encontrando que San Francisco era la urbe más verde. Ecosalon fue impresionado especialmente por la costumbre de los San Franciscanos de votar rutinariamente por programas ambientalistas agresivos

(como prohibir bolsas plásticas en almacenes de comestibles y financiar fuentes renovables de energía para instalaciones públicas) y por el hecho que la ciudad reprocesa 70 por ciento de sus desechos gracias al reciclaje obligatorio y convierte esos materiales en abonos. Pero sobrepasando esa marca, casi la mitad de todo San Francisco usa bicicletas, camina o toma tránsito público todos los días—y la ciudad está en vías de redu-

Knights, en categorías como crecimiento inteligente, planificación de utilización de tierras, prevención de contaminación, etc.Y todavía en otro estudio reciente, Mother Nature Network (MNN) declaró a Portland, Oregon—donde reinan 200 millas de sendas dedicadas a la bicicleta y legiones de partidarios de fuentes locales y sostenibles de alimento—la ciudad más verde de la nación. San Francisco, Boston, Oakland y Eugene (OR) redondean las cinco principales de MNN. Sea cuál sea la ciudad “más verde,” todas las ciudades de EEUU están “verdeándose” día tras día porque los planificadores ahora se están dando cuenta de las ventajas económicas de utilizar menos energía, reciclar más y mantener el aire y agua limpios. Todos podemos dar una mano apoyando programas de ahorros municipales de electricidad, reciclado y abonos y esfuerzos de mejoramiento de la comunidad. Quién sabe: Si no afloja y persevera, quizá su ciudad llegue al tope de la lista.

Don’t get caught in the cold: Know the facts about winter gas mileage (BPT)

tor of technical services and quality. “Try a thinner grade of oil to keep your engine running smoothly in the colder months.” Rossbach recommends using a highperforming synthetic oil like Cenex Maxtron, which is designed to perform well in low temperatures and improve fuel economy.

Winter and colder temperatures are notorious for creating difficult driving conditions that can place strain on drivers and their vehicles. And as the temperature drops this winter, so will your gas mileage. Colder temperatures mean cold oil, tires and cold air in the carburetor - all factors that reduce gas mileage. With higher prices lingering at the gas pumps, a few fuel-saving tips can help protect your miles per gallon (MPG) this winter. *Warm your car up the right way Many people believe the myth that you must warm your car up in the winter. The truth is that idling your car actually destroys

your MPG and isn’t necessary. Modern cars don’t require a warm-up, even when the temperatures drop below zero, according to AAA. Modern engines, those built since about 1990, have fuel injection systems rather than carburetors and need no more than 10 to 30 seconds to get oil moving through the engine properly.

Auto experts recommend driving moderately in cold weather to allow the engine and other systems to warm up slowly and reduce wear and tear. So even though many people choose to warm up their car in the winter for personal comfort or to defrost windows, idling a vehicle for more than even one minute is simply wasting gas.

*Get your car winter ready From changing the oil to checking the tire pressure on a regular basis, improving your winter gas mileage is easier than you might think. “Your vehicle’s motor oil becomes thicker in colder temperatures, which adds stress to the engine,” says Jim Rossbach, CHS direc-

Proper tire inflation can also improve fuel economy by up to 3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It is important to check tire pressure several times throughout the winter when colder temperature can reduce tire pressure at a rate of one pound per square inch (PSI) for every 10 degrees change. *Lighten the load Extra weight from cargo or snow

also reduces fuel efficiency. Cleaning out your car and clearing off heavy snow is an easy way to get better gas mileage. In the past, carrying sandbags in the trunk was a common method for gaining more traction and helping rear-wheel drive cars perform better on snow and ice. Today, most cars are frontwheel drive with the engine over the front wheels, creating that same grip. Carrying extra weight does not add traction on snow and ice, but simply lowers your fuel economy. For more gas-saving tips and to learn how you can nominate someone for a free tank of gas, visit:

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VIBRAS

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Usos místicos del péndulo Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Comenzaremos por describir el péndulo como un peso suspendido de un punto fijo al que se le deja oscilar libremente de un punto a otro bajo la acción de la gravedad y  que comúnmente es usado para regular el movimiento de relojes y otras maquinarias. Esta sería su definición de acuerdo al diccionario Webster, pero talvez para algunos sea simplemente uno de los instrumentos

utilizados en construcción para verificar la rectitud de paredes, puertas, vigas, etc. Otros quizás asocien el péndulo con el vaivén de la vida, el péndulo,  es un instrumento muy simple y a la vez muy sensible y poderoso; capaz de interpretar la energía que emana de nuestro subconsciente, capaz de discernir las respuestas y verdades que se encuentran en lo más profundo de cada uno de nosotros, a las cuales todos tenemos acceso, pero debido a los problemas y al

Lift loved ones up when medical costs get them down (BPT) Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., according to crowdsourcing.org. So how do you help family and friends struggling with sometimes overwhelming expenses? For many, crowdsourcing websites are becoming an empowering source of financial support, with estimates that more than $2.8 billion will be raised by such sites this year. “Doctor visits, medications, treatments, hospitalizations - the costs add up quickly when a family is faced with a medical crisis,” says Desiree Vargas, co-founder and CEO of GiveForward, a free, easy to-use crowdsourcing site that helps raise funds for people affected by health issues. “Providing loved ones with financial and emotional support allows them to focus on healing instead of worrying about expenses.”

Here are a few ways in which you can help a loved one, both emotionally and financially, during a medical crisis:

Listen Simply lending an ear can mean the world. Let them express their feelings, even if those feelings are difficult to hear. Often we’re tempted to say, “You’ll be fine.” Rather, give heed to their expressions of fear, anger and doubt without offering advice. Just being there provides more comfort than words.

Do your homework Learn about your loved one’s diagnosis and treatment options. Seek out recommendations and information from reputable websites, medical professionals, health organizations and support groups. Take notes at doctor appointments and ask questions in order to be the best advocate for your friend or relative. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll both be to help make major medical decisions.

Ease the financial burden

ción de las chacras, además se le considera una herramienta de apoyo cuando se dan tratamientos con Reiki.

bullicio de la vida cotidiana nos eluden la mayor parte del tiempo, por ello no logramos hacer ese contacto con “el yo- interno” que es el poseedor de todas las revelaciones, al estar conectado directamente con el consciente colectivo humano y universal.   En esta categoría se puede decir que el péndulo es una “herramienta adivinatoria”, que nos asiste a la hora de brindar respuestas y soluciones que ya existen en nuestro subconsciente,

The power to help is only a few clicks away. Online crowdsourcing sites provide free, easy-to-use platforms from which anyone can create a fundraising webpage. GiveForward focuses on medical fundraising, offering tutorials, free resources and one-on-one assistance to help hold a successful fundraiser and lighten your loved ones’ financial load.

Lend a helping a hand It’s never easy to ask for help, even during trying times. Be assertive in offering to assist with household tasks like cooking and cleaning. Organize schedules with friends and neighbors to help with daily tasks like running errands and walking the dog. Laughter is the best medicine - Bring humor to your loved ones’ lives. It’s crucial to be sensitive to their need to grieve, but it’s also important to give them something to smile about. Tell jokes, plan a comedy movie night and talk about good times shared together.

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También se utiliza frecuentemente para aclarar interrogantes; por ejemplo, para hacer preguntas de sí o no al péndulo, tómelo con la mano derecha, suspéndalo en el aire, medite y haga su pregunta mientras transmite su poder visual sobre él, si el péndulo gira de norte a sur la respuesta es positiva y si gira de izquierda a derecha la respuesta es negativa. poniéndolas en uso en la superficie consciente, logrando así que tomemos las decisiones correctas en nuestras vidas. A través de la historia el péndulo también se ha utilizado extensamente en el campo de la medicina, partiendo de investigaciones científicas que han llegado a la conclusión que el cuerpo humano irradia energía positiva y negativa. Al uso del péndulo en general se le llama Radieste-

sia; fue un sacerdote francés, el padre Bouly, quien a principios del siglo XX  impusiera este término, el cual es una combinación de dos palabras: radius del latín que significa  “irradiar”  y aisthesis del griego que significa “sensibilidad”. Con el péndulo se pueden realizar diversos rituales de curación y adivinación, por ejemplo se cree que asiste en la recuperación y cura-

Si gira circularmente en dirección de las manecillas del reloj la respuesta es sí, y si gira circularmente en dirección opuesta a las manecillas del reloj la respuesta es no. Si en dado caso el péndulo se mantiene inerte, deberá modificar su pregunta o formularla de una manera más explícita. El péndulo es considerado como un talismán de buena suerte.


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Interpretará Brad Pitt a Poncio Pilato en filme histórico Los Ángeles NOTIMEX

El actor estadunidense Brad Pitt dará vida al personaje de Poncio Pilato, en una película sobre la vida de este prefecto romano, cuyo guión estará a cargo de Vera Blasi. El sitio “Deadline”, informó que el filme narrará la vida de Pilato desde su infancia hasta el momento en que le toca tomar la decisión de crucificar a Jesús. Pitt, en su rol del prefecto de Judea, se rodeará de otros personajes de figuración bí-

blica, como Juan Bautista y María Magdalena, pero aún se desconoce quiénes interpretarán esos papeles. La productora Warnes Bros designó un fuerte presupuesto para la realización de este filme, que aún no tiene nombre ni fecha tentativa de estreno. En tanto, la pareja de Angelina Jolie se prepara para los estrenos, a mediados de 2013, de la película de zombies “Guerra Mundial Z”, dirigida por Marc Foster, y el drama “Twelve years a Slave”, de Steve McQueen.

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Bajofondo lanza Presente Disponible el 5 de Marzo de 2013 NUEVA YORK Sony Masterworks anuncia el lanzamiento de Presente, el nuevo álbum de Bajofondo (banda ganadora de un Grammy Latino), disponible el 5 de marzo de 2013. El nombre del álbum se refiere a lo que la banda es en este momento: una excitante mezcla de tango, milonga, folklore, rock, hip-hop, electrónica, jazz, música clásica y un mundo de sonidos del Río de la Plata, el río que une y separa a Argentina y Uruguay. Presente es el nuevo disco de una de las más poderosas bandas en vivo del mundo, pero también el regalo más grande (en tamaño y ambición) que la banda ha entregado a fanáticos y aquellos que los acaban de descubrir: 21 canciones épicas que combinan orgánicamente una multitud de géneros. Bajofondo irrumpió en la escena musical como un huracán: el debut, Tango Club, ganó un Grammy Latino como Mejor Álbum de Pop Instrumental en 2003, y el concepto se convirtió en una banda completa con la adición del baterista Adrián Sosa en Mar Dulce (2007), que contó con invitados como Elvis Costello, Julieta Venegas y Nelly Furtado, entre otros. Presente es Bajofondo como nunca antes han sido escuchados. A diferencia de previos discos que inmediatamente empezaban lanzando bombas bailables, el nuevo disco comienza con un bajo perfil basado en cuerdas: es el misterioso inicio de un nuevo viaje que simultáneamente lleva a quien escucha a la fuerza de sus conciertos y a la experimentación en el estudio. Con 11 violines, 4 violas, 3 violonchelos y 3 contrabajos, Presente es el álbum con más cuerdas en la historia de Bajofondo.

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Los Ángeles NOTIMEX Las cintas “Anna Karenina”, “Los miserables”, “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln” y “Skyfall” fueron nominadas hoy a las mejores realizaciones por la Sociedad de Cinematógrafos de América (ASC, por sus siglas en inglés).

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Los premios estelares de Mejor Cinematografía en 2012 se anunciaron este día y los ganadores se conocerán el 10 de febrero próximo en Hollywood. Richard Deakins, quien el año pasado ganó el galardón a la Trayectoria por la ASC, recibió una postulación por su trabajo en “Skyfall” y con ella acumuló su nominación número 11. En 1995 ganó por “The shawshank redemption” y en 2002 por “The man who wasn´t there”.

Janusz Kaminski, de “Lincoln”, obtuvo su quinta nominación. En 2008 fue uno de los favoritos por “The diving bell and the butterfly”. Los otros tres postulados, que han sido mencionados en al menos una ocasión, son: Danny Cohen, de “Los miserables”, y lo fue por “The kings speech”; Seamus McGarvey, de “Anna Karenina”, por “Atonement”, y Claudio Miranda, de “Life of Pi”, fue nominado en 2009 por “El curioso caso de Benjamin Button”. Stephen Lighthill, presidente de ASC, declaró que los favoritos por estas producciones son visualmente relevantes y muy diversas, que van desde la épica teatral, al musical, el drama biográfico, la fábula y el drama de espías.


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Caution: Tablets At Work one recent survey, 26 percent of teachers have access to tablet computers and 55 percent of administrators and 47 percent of principals have tablet access. Some school districts let students bring their own tablets to support classroom learning and bring textbooks to life.

(NAPS) Entertaining as they are, tablet computers and smartphones are not all fun and games. Consider this: With 75 percent of all workers involved in jobs that require mobility, handheld de­vices are playing an increasing role in business. In fact, according to The Mac Observer, 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies were either testing or deploying iPads for business use, while Forrester Research recently reported that 81 percent of companies have plans for tablet use and predicts 250 million tablets will be in employees’ hands by 2016. In addition to e-mail and Internet access, workers use tablets for specialized apps or for remote uses such as sales support and customer presentations. Across industries, executives are using them for management dashboards and project management apps.

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Construction and Utilities “Workers need to be able to depend on electronic devices no matter where they are” Health care offices are passing out tablets so patients can complete medical histories online. Hospitals use them for electronic record keeping, paperless prescriptions, diagnostic reports and teaching tools. EMTs and fire departments use tablets for real-time data to reduce risk, improve safety and support information sharing between agencies.

Education Tablet use in education is also booming. According to

Field staff and utility workers such as repair technicians use tablets for appointment information and access to diagrams and repair manuals. Keeping Business As Usual Every Day, Everywhere With all these tablets going to work, companies are scrambling for technology that protects their investments. iPads don’t do water. Nor do they do dirt, snow or shock. Whether out at a construction site with dust, shock and weather to contend with or in a classroom where accidental drops and sticky fingers can wreak havoc, businesses want their employees to be able to conduct “business

as usual” without worrying about their investment going down the drain. Though there are ruggedized protective cases that allow tablets to withstand some calamities, they can be bulky and limit access to key tablet functions. Now there’s an option to protect on-the-go workhorse tablets no matter where they are or what they are doing. Sleekly designed to add only a fraction of an inch to an Apple iPad, the LifeProof nüüd case protects against water, dirt, snow and shock—while maintaining access to all tablet functions. It gets its name from its unique design, which protects the tablet without covering up the screen. Optional accessories include shoulder and hand straps, a floating LifeJacket and a cover that also functions as an adjustable stand for watching movies or typing. The company also has a line of protective cases for smartphones.Learn MoreFor more information, visit www.lifeproof.com or call (888) 533-0735.

Demandsing Removal of Racist Google Applications SAN FRANCISCO First District Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee issued the following statement demanding removal of several racist applications marketed through Google’s “Google Play” platform for use on smart phones and tablets using Google’s Android operating system.  The applications, called “Make me Asian,” “Make me Indian,” and “Make me Irish,”

encourage users to modify pictures of themselves using stereotypical effects such as “war paint,” a conical hat, or facial hair.   “Google must remove these applications from its platform immediately.”  The applications encourage young people to associate individual cultures through insulting, stereotypical symbols that would not be tolerated in any other modern

media. Furthermore, the notion that donning these superficial features can turn one into another ethnicity discourages every effort to teach young people to explore and embrace people of different cultures.   “The applications are also mean-spirited.  Google’s online platform encourages users to share pictures with friends and ‘laugh heartily,’ advertising the idea that racist stereotypes should be

promoted publicly.” Board Member Betty T. Yee was elected to her post in November 2006.  Her district includes many of California’s coastal counties, from Del Norte to Santa Barbara, and includes the entire San Francisco Bay Area.  Ms. Yee previously served as Chief Deputy Director for Budget at the California Department of Finance, covering a wide array of state and local finance policy matters.

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Mantiene Messi el anhelo de ser campeón del mundo Barcelona NOTIMEX Luego de ganar su cuarto Balón de Oro en forma consecutiva, el delantero argentino Lionel Messi señaló que un gran anhelo es ser campeón del mundo con la selección de su país, ya que cuando se habla bien o mal del representativo, esto relaciona a los jugadores. “Ser campeón del Mundo con Argentina no se compararía con nada. Ver que hablan bien de la selección sería lo mejor. Las críticas también le duelen a uno. La unión se nota y eso hace falta en Argentina”, indicó el astro del Barcelona. “La Pulga”, considerado un rey “a prueba de trofeos”, indicó que el Balón de Oro es igual de importante que cualquier otro que haya conseguido anteriormente, por

lo que es un premio para el vestuario y espera seguir mostrando su calidad. “Es espectacular, igual de especial que todos los otros. Son premios para el vestuario, demuestra el equipo que tenemos. Así que estoy muy feliz. Hoy pienso en poder seguir creciendo, ganando cosas para que todavía se me recuerde más. Seguir hacien-

do méritos para que se me siga recordando pero sí, por otro lado, me gustaría un título con Argentina y habrá que trabajar en ello”, abundó. Por otro lado Messi consideró que a pesar de la gran diferencia que tienen con los equipos de Madrid, no considera que la liga se encuentre decidida, ya que anteriormente Real Madrid logró recortar gran cantidad de puntos. “Todavía no hay nada definido. Ya hubo otro año donde el Madrid nos recortó muchos puntos también. Sabemos que no lo podemos dar nunca por muerto. Hay que seguir de esta manera y no cometer el error de relajarnos”, señaló.

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Earthquakes duo named to Honduras national team San Jose CALIFORNIA San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez and midfielder Marvin Chavez have been called to Honduras national team camp ahead of Copa Centroamericana matches and a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against the United States.   Bernardez, 30, has 58 career caps with Los Catrachos. He started each of Honduras’ six games in group play during the third round of CONCACAF qualifying, scoring a goal in a 3-0 win against Cuba on Sept. 7, 2012. The 2010

World Cup veteran scored two goals and had one assist in 24 starts for the Earthquakes in 2012, his first season in MLS. He was an MLS Best XI selection and a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year and MLS Newcomer of the Year.   Chavez, 29, has four goals in 30 appearances for his country. He played in two matches during the third round of qualifying and also scored in Los Catrachos’ 3-0 win against Cuba. The speedy winger was a key piece during San Jose’s Supporters’ Shield run in 2012, recording three goals and a team-best 13 assists in 27 matches.

  The Copa Centroamericana serves as a qualifying process for Central America for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Honduras can play up to four matches in the tournament, beginning with El Salvador on January 18 and Panama on January 22 in San Jose, Costa Rica.   San Jose’s duo will stick with the Honduran squad for the team’s World Cup Qualifier against the United States on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Bernardez and Chavez will join the Earthquakes for preseason training following the match.

Es la Liga de España la mejor del mundo en 2012 La de México ocupa el sitio 20   Berlín NOTIMEX

Luego de arrasar la víspera en la gala del Balón de Oro, la Liga de España se mantiene como la más potente del mundo por tercer año seguido, según la lista de la Federación Internacional de Historia y Estadística de Fútbol (IFFHS).En el ranking que dio a conocer el organismo, el balompié español se encuentra en la cima con mil 283 unidades y ratifica lo ocurrido el lunes, donde arrasó en el Once Ideal de la FIFA con cinco jugadores de Real Madrid, cinco de Barcelona y uno del Atlético de Madrid.   La Liga de Brasil, con mil 57 puntos, se ubica en el segundo peldaño gracias al triunfo de Corinthians en la Copa Libertadores, mientras que la de Alemania completa el podio, con mil 37.   Esta clasificación, que se realiza desde 1991, se basa en los resultados obtenidos en las competiciones nacionales

La La mexicana mexicana en el el sitio sitio 20 20

La liga mexicana se encuentra en el lugar número 20 entre las mejores del mundo del 2012, en un ranking publicado por la Federación Internacional de Historia y Estadística de Futbol (IFFHS), en el que domina el balompié español, el brasileño y el alemán

MEJORES MEJORES

LIGAS DEL

MUNDO

Chile puntos

712.5

puntos

Holanda

738.0

10

1

7

Francia

880.0

puntos

puntos

2

9 8

puntos

NOTA IMPORTANTE

2012 1283.0

13 Ecuador 20 México 25 Uruguay 37 EUA 61 Costa Rica 62 Guatemala

España

711.5

Paraguay

OTRAS EN AMÉRICA

6

5

4

3

Brasil

1057.0 puntos

Alemania

1037.0 puntos

Italia

1034.0 puntos

Argentina Inglaterra

919.0

puntos

En el listado se enumeran a 126 ligas alrededor del mundo, y se toma en cuenta resultados obtenidos en competiciones nacionales (liga y copa), así como en torneos continentales e intercontinentales a nivel de clubes

(Liga y Copa) e internacionales (torneos FIFA y de confederaciones) de clubes.   En el cuarto sitio aparece la Serie A italiana (1,034), mientras que la Liga Premier inglesa (1,007), considerada entre las más espectaculares del mundo, está en el quinto sitio entre las más potentes debido a la irregularidad de sus equi-

1007.0 puntos

Fuente: Notimex, IFFHS Diseño: Óscar Aguilar Sánchez Investigación y redacción: Monica Fuentes Pacheco

pos y pobres actuaciones en torneos internacionales.   Finalmente, la liga mexicana de futbol está en el puesto 20 de la lista con 614.5 unidades, pero sin discusión alguna domina a placer en la zona de Concacaf, por delante de la Major League Soccer (MLS), que se ubica en el sitio 37 con 388.5 puntos.


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