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OPINION

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SOME ISSUES CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES (K-12)

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Realistically, public education begins in the home because the ideal family unit (father, mother, children living in a single-family apartment or dwelling) is the basic social unit which makes up all communities. Recall that today both parents need jobs because of the very high living costs, especially in Silicon Valley. My grandson is one of several science teachers at a high school. At age 27, he is their youngest tenured faculty whose presence reminds the others that their school's science curriculum needs to become current by including the latest approved course content in biology, chemistry and physics. Math is already required by the CA Administrative Code and proficiency in algebra is a recognized indicator of future academic potential. During a family dinner discussion, Robert said, “I worry about my students, especially those Latinos (and other students of color) because they will experience a future with a lower standard of living without some expertise in science and technology... especially here in San Francisco Bay Area. Already many simple jobs are being done by robots; computer skills are essential; along with electronic communication skills. An ability to deal with data bases is a good thing to have and being able to use. Without that matrix of skills, they cannot become 'knowledge workers’. Only one in ten will have

future employment. No one is discussing the public policies needed to deal with these issues now. The other science teachers are almost retired. One in particular has not kept up with scientific progress in biology, chemistry and physics. That dude needs to be relocated by that school's administration, but the administration does not want to deal with the California Teachers Association union contract. Isn't that what responsible school administrators do? (To ensure teachers are capable instructors who are actually teaching the required core curriculum.) I am really proud of my grandson because, as a teacher, he noticed that certain students (of low income families) were arriving hungry to his first period class. After a little due diligence effort (i.e., asking for more information in a sensitive manner), he organized a 'Sandwich Club' in his classroom. Kids with generous allowances brought the sandwich makings and snacks to that class. He related their efforts to teaching about nutrition: calorie counts & data bases, vitamins, essential cofactors (iron, zinc, magnesium), enzymatic digestion and absorption process...with the outcome that those students shared food, became closer by talking about nutrition. He even planned and conducted a field trip to a local grocery store to price many foods (canned goods, meats, vegetables); read & record each package's nutrition information to form data bases which were analyzed and discussed. Most importantly, he taught them the scientific methods of 'observed information' collection (raw data), its analysis, the formation of hypothesis, testing those; and then stating their findings

concisely. All done in an environment they were already familiar and comfortable in. They began to learn with greater interest and effectiveness. In addition, he has introduced hands-on laboratory experiments because, as he puts it, 'many of my students learn with their hands'...what they do with their hands goes up to their brains! Their academic performance indicator levels improved and the other teachers 'resented being upstaged'. Now the reason I am telling you these anecdotes is because too often parents do not get involved in their local school's Parent-Teacher-A ssociation (PTA). My recommendation is that parents attend at least two PTA meetings; ask for and read the schools’ 'Student Manual' and learn to ask questions which cannot be answered by a simple 'yes or no' reply. For example: Ask a teacher 'Tell me about the information content of your biology class? (rather than “Do you teach a biology class?”) Another elementary school teacher (my godchild) emphasizes reading skills and vocabulary. Why? Her students can add to their vocabulary and obtain information on their own from source materials. She encouraged me to actively participated in reading skills program for the past 27 years as a member of Los Amigos de Washington Elementary School (SJUSD). This Rotary Club of San Jose committee has introduced many programs (computer skills, digital divide programs, career fairs, field trips, etc.) and advocated for the RotaCare Clinic which provides free medical care to local

uninsured and impoverished folks. Several field trips are scheduled each year (Mock trial at Superior Court; Tech Museum; City Council meeting; the local zoo; Computer History Museum, Mt. View, etc.) ...Why do this? Simply because some kids learn visually and become curious and interested in what they see...so it is very good to have them travel to see things outside their community. Many of these field trips need adult-parent chaperones so consider volunteering (just go on a field trip on a topic in which you have an interest). Attend at least three local school board meetings per year. Today, Alum Rock Elementary Union School District (AREUSD) and all other schools have passed several bond issues to upgrade teaching facilities and seismic safety issues. Were established contract procedures followed? Insist that these bond issues contain provisions for a 'Citizens Monitoring Commission' which ensures full transparency about how those bond funds are used. Become interested in your local School Board meetings where budgets are formed, staffing is approved. Do your teachers get teaching assistants? Are Student Teacher's from local colleges allowed? Does the School District have and operate a non-profit foundation? Are their reports posted on their websites? Plan to attend at least three meetings per year prepared to ask questions about an item of interest to you personally. Remember that you are a STAKEHOLDER because your sales taxes and property taxes end up funding local education. Ask about the impact of Charter

Schools which are supported by local educational funds. Washington Elementary School's budget was reduced 45% because of the large number of charter schools whose location are in that school's area. The outcome is a reduction in that public school’s faculty and its programs. Who monitors the charter school’s effectiveness? My observation is that some charter schools skim off the best students some of whom are 'released and returned' to the local public school which has to take them back. Consider that a school district's funding is based upon its 'average daily attendance' so when Charter Schools take too many students from a particular school, its funding level is reduced resulting in reduced instructional programming. If you as a parent do not take some active participatory interest, then an important check & balance of power & authority will be missing. The most direct way to know what is going on at any local school which your child attends is to: a) talk to your own kid... Years ago I learned my daughter Mary was transferred to a 'special education class' simply because she had a Hispanic surname and a slight speech lisp. I personally objected; she was returned to her 'regular class'...which later proved to be very essential in meeting college entry requirements. b) once every three months or so, read the minutes of the school board meeting, PTA; and the school's non-profit foundation. IT IS YOUR KID WHO WILL BE SHORT CHANGED without your personal monitoring and 'push-back comments'. These are SOME ISSUES CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES (K-12).

UN MODELO DE PROFESIÓN Por Angélica Millán Especial para La Red Hispana

Cuando se habla de las profesiones de mayor demanda en los Estados Unidos, con frecuencia se piensa en el “boom” tecnológico de Silicon Valley y en las llamadas carreras STEM, es decir, en aquellas profesiones relacionadas con la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemáticas, donde los nuevos talentos son reclutados de inmediato por las empresas más innovadoras del país. Pero en ocasiones se ignora que una de las carreras de mayor demanda actual, no solo tiene fuertes raíces en la ciencia y las matemáticas, sino también en una de las divisas más nobles para la sociedad: una

profunda vocación de servicio público, en especial para brindar cuidado y asistencia a los más necesitados: los enfermos y los vulnerables. Estoy hablando, por supuesto, de la enfermería. Solo para este año más de 580,000 empleos estarán disponibles en muchos de los variados campos que abarca la enfermería: pediátrica, geriátrica o psiquiátrica, con salarios que van desde los 80,000 dólares para una practicante, hasta más de 125,000 dólares al año para una enfermera anestesista certificada. Sin embargo, las enfermeras o enfermeros hispanos representamos apenas del 3.6% del total. Es una triste paradoja que los latinos tengamos desde hace años tasas de desempleo más altas que el promedio

nacional y desaprovechemos seguir el camino de carreras de alta demanda y valor social como la enfermería. En 2018 se cumplen precisamente cuatro años de una campaña de la Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras Hispanas (NAHN) para informar a las nuevas generaciones de latinos que consideren a la enfermería como una de las carreras más dignas, gratificantes y mejor remuneradas. Este año el énfasis de la campaña es la importancia del voluntariado, del acceso a becas, así como de cursar estudios en ciencias y matemáticas tanto como sea posible en la educación media. Mi caso es un ejemplo viviente de cómo la enfermería tiene el potencial de cambiar una vida. Soy la primera mujer de mi

familia en graduarme de la Universidad. Empecé como enfermera practicante hace más de 25 años, llegué a ser presidenta de NAHN, curso estudios de doctorado y tengo a mi cargo la supervisión del cuidado de salud de 50,000 niños como Director de enfermería en un programa para niños en Los Ángeles. Pocas cosas me inspiran más que escuchar las historias de los estudiantes de enfermería, sean mujeres u hombres. No sólo me recuerdan el esfuerzo y los sacrificios para salir adelante, sino también que tienen por delante un horizonte sin límites para alcanzar sus anhelos de éxito personal y profesional. Para escuchar historias de éxito en enfermería, visita carrerasenenfermeria.org

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CALENDAR

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! CARLOS MENCIA JANUARY 25 – 28, 2018 / VARIOUS TIMES SAN JOSE IMPROV COMEDY CLUB

62 SOUTH 2ND STREET, SAN JOSE, CA INFO: SANJOSE.IMPROV.COM $25 - $50

DOWNTOWN ICE Friday January 12, 2017 / All Day Downtown San Jose S Market St San Jose, CA www.downtownicesj.com

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Friday January 12, 2018 / 8pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $54 - $72

OFFICE WALK Monday January 15, 2018 / 12pm Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT AUDITIONS FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2018 / 8AM San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA Free

SAN JOSE BARRACUDA VS. ROCKFORD ICEHOGS Friday January 12, 2018 / 7pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $10 - $65

SHARKS V. COYOTES Saturday January 13, 2018 / 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $42 - $258

SAN JOSE BARRACUDA VS. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS Monday January 15, 2018 / 1:15pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $10 - $65

WOMEN’S WEALTH BUILDING WORKSHOP – PROFIT BOSS LIVE Friday January 19, 2018 / 8:30am LORING WARD, 15th floor 10 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $224 - $325

THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG Friday January 12, 2018 / 7pm 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $18

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK CONCERT Saturday January 13, 2018 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Thursday January 18, 2018 / 7:30pm 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $41 - $58

EVELYN IN PURGATORY Friday January 12, 2018 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N Sa Pedro St San Jose, CA $15 - $44

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Sunday January 14, 2018 / 2pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $12 - $89

ALABAMA STORY Thursday January 18, 2018 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $19

KSHMR – CONCERT Friday January 19, 2018 / 9am City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $45 - $55

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EDUCATION

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HOW LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES LEADS TO HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS Three local teens share how they became confident in learning and life honesty, and showed their own vulnerability. It created a trust and respect with the students that grew even stronger over time.

earning a few free days—an accomplishment that celebrated the hard work of everyone involved.

Overcoming mental blocks

Embracing confidence

Even with trust, the students were unsure if they could successfully complete the challenges set out by the coaches throughout their time in the program. Coaches assured the students that they could physically do everything asked – and that if they weren’t successful, it was a mental block, explained Lugo.

What had started for many students as a class that pushed students physically and mentally, turned out to build confidence in the three young women.

Valenzuela struggled with this idea at first, “How can I hold myself back mentally?” Working with the coaches, this idea began to make sense. Penaloza explained, “You learn, if you really want something, you have to work for it.” That lesson was reinforced time and again in challenges ranging from running the mile to managing a class of fifth grade students.

Heather Murtagh Special to El Observador

Helping to prepare a child for life-long success requires a variety of support. Academic opportunities are important, but they aren’t the only kind of support youth need. Around 90 percent of lowerincome first-generation college students don’t graduate within six years, far below the national average for college completion. There is promising research that providing mentoring and emotional support increases student persistence in higher education. Researchers also find that helping students build these social-emotional skills earlier will result in academic, professional and personal success. Students at Alpha Public Schools, whose students are nearly 80 percent Hispanic, spend their middle school years becoming a leader on the blacktop through Personalized Leadership Training (PLT). By providing students the opportunities to build teams, work together, and lead in a meaningful way, Alpha has watched middle school students go from following others down the wrong path to leading their peers toward success. The multi-year program—which brings together physical activity and socialemotional learning—in East San José has become an opportunity to emphasize realworld leadership habits and provide students a safe environment in which to practice and hone those skills. The school network’s current freshmen were the first to complete the full threeyear program going from participants to

the eventual leaders last fall. Among these students are 14-year-olds Yami Penaloza and Tyena Lugo as well as 15-year-old Iris Valenzuela. The young women recently reflected on their experience with PLT and shared how it prepared them for success in high school. Relationships matter The idea of spending time shadow boxing and working on mastering push-ups or running the mile wasn’t appealing to the young women in middle school. In fact, they admitted to hating the idea. They weren’t confident they could improve their mile time, nor were they truly interested in doing so. It was their PLT coaches who showed them that overcoming these types of physical and mental challenges was worthwhile – largely through leading by example. “They would push us but go through it with us,” said Lugo, who transferred to Alpha in seventh grade. Valenzuela agreed, adding she appreciated that they were going through it together. These challenges were opportunities. Head PLT Coach Jeff Quinlan would share stories with the students of his own struggles. The life lessons would be inspirational but also motivating. Success isn’t achieved on your first try. It takes time. It will include setbacks. But it’s how a person decides to proceed that’s important. “Students respected the coaches. They aren’t expecting you to get it right. They are expecting you to try,” said Valenzuela. For the three students, it is the coaches who make the program successful. These are adults who treated them as adults, expected

Penaloza and Lugo were leaders in eighth grade, meaning they helped to lead the classes with the younger students. It was overwhelming at times. The younger students didn’t always listen. The older students hadn’t built up the trust of the younger students. They weren’t working as a team. Through the struggle, the eighth-grade leaders were able to see how important the role of the coaches was. They huddled to create a game plan and, with the help of the coaches, were able to get things on track. In fact, the students ended the year having finished the curriculum and even

Lugo, for example, was a bit of a troublemaker before she started at Alpha. She certainly did not see herself as a leader, nor an example. Today, she’s an ambassador for the school network. She’s realized the respect she gives others is often reciprocated leading to less talking and more listening in class. For her, the experience was less about the physical challenges themselves and more about learning long-term lessons for how to manage day-to-day life. Penaloza agreed. Previously, she was a student who would not take on big roles, but has found herself speaking up and recognizing that any goal takes work. In PLT they shared the reality of life but would also work through challenges and problems openly, constructively and recognize growth—tools she found helpful. For Valenzuela the experience helped her care less about the opinions of others and focus more on being true to herself. “I became more confident, and I thank the coaches for that,” she said. “The workouts, I hated. But, the lessons I love. And I wouldn’t change anything.”

Students Yami Penaloza, Iris Valenzuela, and Tyena Lugo. Photo Credit: Alpha Public Schools


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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SEEKS TO CELEBRATE ETHICAL BUSINESSES Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

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All qualified businesses are encouraged to apply. Applying for the 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics is free, and the application process is completely online and easy to navigate – you can complete it at your leisure!

Is your business committed to marketplace trust? BBB is now accepting Torch Awards entries from local businesses at go.bbb.org/ sf-torchawards! Any for-profit business headquartered in BBB’s 13-county service area that has been in business for at least three years and is not a previous Torch Awards winner can enter the 2018 Torch Awards competition. The business does not have to be BBB Accredited, but it must be in good standing with BBB and have at least a “B” rating to be considered for the award. The Torch Awards for Ethics competition was created to honor companies that are committed to trust and marketplace ethics. The award embodies BBB’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Businesses hoping to win this prestigious award will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the local business, media, and academic communities. Candidates will be judged

Awards winners will be qualified to enter the 2018 International Torch Awards for Ethics.

Last year’s exemplary winners included The Kastrop Group, Wedge Roofing, and Escrow. com. Check out the list and watch the first annual winner’s video at go.bbb.org/sftorchawards. Do you have a favorite business you think deserves to be recognized for its ethical practices? You can easily nominate them online! on six categories – from leadership and communication to human resources and commitment to the community. The winners of the 2018 Torch Awards have the unique opportunity to receive widespread public recognition for their commitment to, and excellence in, ethical business practices. Winners will be included in a press release

and social media posts announcing winners, receive an office visit along with a trophy presentation and photos from your BBB, be featured in an exclusive winner’s video, and have perpetual placement on the Torch Awards winners page and lifetime use of the BBB Torch Awards Seal – just to name a few of the perks! Furthermore, regional Torch

To apply for the regional 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics, learn more about the competition, or nominate a business, visit go.bbb.org/sftorchawards. Your BBB will accept entries through Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5 pm PST. Good luck! You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU QUIERE CELEBRAR NEGOCIOS ÉTICOS y comunicación hasta recursos humanos y compromiso con la comunidad.

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¿Es su negocio comprometido con la confianza en el mercado? BBB ahora está aceptando entradas de negocios locales para los Premios Antorcha en go.bbb.org/sf-torchawards/. Cualquier negocio con fines de lucro que este en los 13 condados de servicio del BBB puede participar en los Premios Antorcha para la Ética 2018 si ha estado en negocio por lo menos 3 años y no es un ganador anterior de los Premios Antorcha. El negocio no tiene que ser acreditado por BBB, pero debe estar en buen estado con BBB y tener al menos una calificación de “B” con BBB para ser considerada para el premio La competencia Premios Antorcha para la Ética fue creada para honrar a los negocios que demuestran su compromiso con la confianza y la ética del mercado. El premio personifica la misión del Better Business Bureau de ser el líder en el fomento de la confianza del mercado. Negocios que quieren ganar este prestigioso premio serán evaluados por un panel de jueces de empresas, los medios de comunicación y la comunidad académica. Los candidatos serán juzgados en seis categorías – desde liderazgo

Los ganadores de los Premios Antorcha 2018 tienen la oportunidad única de recibir reconocimiento público por su compromiso con, y excelencia en, las prácticas empresariales éticas. Los ganadores serán incluidos en un comunicado de prensa y en canales sociales anunciando a los ganadores, recibirán una visita a su oficina por el BBB junto con una presentación de su trofeo y fotos tomados por BBB, aparecerán en un video exclusivo de los ganadores, y van a tener una colocación perpetua en la página de ganadores de los Premios Antorcha en el sitio web de BBB y el uso perpetua del Sello de los Premios Antorcha – ¡y estos son sólo algunas de las ventajas! Además, los ganadores de los Premios Antorcha estarán calificados para entrar en los Premios Antorcha de Ética Internacionales 2018. BBB se anima a todos los negocios calificados a aplicar. Aplicar para los Premios Antorcha para la Ética 2018 es gratis, y el proceso de aplicar es en línea y fácil de navegar. Los ganadores ejemplares de los Premios Antorcha 2017 incluyen The Kastrop Group, Wedge Roofing, y Escrow.com. Puede ver la lista de ganadores anteriores y el video de los ganadores de 2017 en go.bbb.org/sf-torchawards. ¿Usted tiene un negocio favorito que cree que merece ser reconocido por sus prácticas éticas? ¡Puede nominarlos en línea también! Para entrar en los Premios Antorcha para la Ética regional 2018, aprender más sobre la competencia, o nominar un negocio, visite go.bbb.org/sftorchawards. La aplicación está abierta hasta viernes, el 6 de abril de 2018, a las 5 pm PST. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en bbb. org.

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LIVE LIFE WELL: KEEPING YOUR RESOLUTIONS IN 2018

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in three months. That way, you have something to strive toward and measure against.

The New Year is a wonderful time to not only evaluate your past, but also explore your goals for the year ahead. While it is common that health and fitness resolutions land at the top of people’s list, the truth is that achieving any goal in 2018 is dependent upon good health. Whether planning that bucket list vacation, trying a new hobby or spending more time outdoors, a healthy fitness routine is the backbone of making these goals achievable. This year, create an attainable health and fitness goal to help you reach all your resolutions. SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading fitness community for older adults, offers the following tips on how to make resolutions that will help you live life well in 2018:

Next year could be better than ever if you resolve to follow five ideas. Photo Credit: NAPS

1. Set a SMART goal: SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic and Time Bound. “Losing weight” is not a specific measurable goal; instead, say you want to lose 10 pounds

2. Start small: If you only focus on an ambitious long-term goal, you may be setting yourself up for failure. It is important to set weekly milestones that allow you to see progress and achieve success early and often. 3. Bring a friend: Knowing that you promised a friend you would join her for that 6 a.m. class keeps you accountable for showing up and doing your best. Having a friend to work out with also makes the experience more enjoyable. 4. Track progress: As you work toward your goals, make sure to track your activities and the progress you make along the way. Whether it be pounds lost or miles ran, it will be encouraging to see where you started and where you are now. 5. Celebrate success: Each milestone toward the end goal should be celebrated. Completing your resolution won’t happen overnight and the journey should be an exciting time as you work toward a healthier you.

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Ayuda económica atrae a las personas a Covered California Los precios más bajos son el resultado de más ayuda económica disponible para los consumidores que califican para recibir asistencia. Yurina Melara Covered California

El autobús de Covered California visitó la zona de la Bahía de San Francisco para promover el período de inscripción abierta, el cual termina el 31 de enero.

Cuando la señora Daisy Intriago, 58 años, estaba en el proceso de divorcio, se quedó sin la cobertura médica del trabajo de su ex marido, Daisy compró una póliza directamente con una compañía aseguradora. Su cuota mensual en el 2017 fue de $630. Recientemente Daisy se enteró que con Covered California ella podría calificar para ayuda financiera del gobierno federal si obtenía su cobertura a través de esta agencia estatal. Ella acudió a uno de los miles agentes certificados a nivel estatal que le ayudaron a llenar la solicitud y a partir de enero del 2018, su pago es de $180 al mes. “Me quedé impresionada de cuanto voy a pagar el próximo

año. Jamás me imaginé que la cuota me bajaría tanto. Me emocioné mucho cuando me mostraron mis opciones, y me di cuenta que podría mantener el mismo plan que antes, pero pagando mucho menos,” dijo Daisy. Un nuevo análisis de Covered California encontró que el precio neto promedio para los planes seleccionados por los consumidores nuevos o quienes renovaron sus planes para el 2018 es de $120 por mes, por debajo de $134 durante este mismo período el año pasado. Y, para aquellos que seleccionaron un plan bronce, el costo promedio para 2018 es de sólo $45 por mes, en comparación con $87 en el 2017. Los precios más bajos son el resultado de más ayuda financiera disponible para los consumidores que califican

para recibir asistencia. “Los consumidores están haciendo compras inteligentes y descubriendo que este año hay muchas buenas opciones que están dentro de su alcance,” dijo Peter V. Lee, director ejecutivo de Covered California. Gracias a estos programas — Medi-Cal y Covered California — la tasa de personas sin seguro médico en el estado es la más baja registrada en la historia. Las personas interesadas en aprender más sobre sus opciones de cobertura de salud pueden visitar la página web www.CoveredCA.com o llamar al centro de servicio al cliente en español al 1-800-300-0213. También puede acudir al agente certificado más cercano.


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EDUCATION

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MISSION COLLEGE OFRECE PREPARACIÓN DE CARRERA

que ayudan con dinero, suministros y asistencia. Los estudiantes de Mission College también reciben gratuitamente un pase Eco de VTA para usar gratis todos los autobuses y trenes ligeros pertenecientes a VTA. Y como si todo esto fuera poco, ¡Mission College en Santa Clara se complace en anunciar un nuevo Centro de Participación Estudiantil que facilita aún más el acceso a los servicios de asistencia de la universidad!  En este centro se llevarán a cabo todos los procesos de admisión, asistencia financiera, asesoramiento y eventos especiales, como los eventos con oradores motivacionales, en una sola ubicación central. ¡Hace poco Mission College le dio la bienvenida al astronauta de la NASA, Jose Hernandez! La familia de Jose trabajaba en los campos agrícolas del Valle Central y él no habló inglés hasta que cumplió los 12 años. Él atribuye su éxito a dos programas nacionales: TRIO y MESA, los cuales lo ayudaron a que progresara en sus objetivos educativos. Y para suerte de todos los estudiantes de esta institución, ambos programas también se encuentran disponibles en Mission College.

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¡Otra increíble oportunidad disponible para los estudiantes es el programa Puente! Este programa se encuentra abierto para todas las nacionalidades y permite que los estudiantes latinos tomen clases juntos, forjen amistades y encuentren apoyo en compañeros con objetivos educativos similares. Para algunos estudiantes, tu historia podría ser similar a la de Rosa Sosa, una estudiante transferida, quien viajó de México a los EE. UU. con una visa  F1 para asistir a la escuela. Con la ayuda de sus compañeros y consejeros, aprendió inglés, obtuvo un diploma de Mission College, una licenciatura de la Universidad Estatal de San José y un máster. Ella  actualmente se encuentra trabajando para el gobierno federal en la prestación de servicios de cumplimiento de la ley. ¡Tú también podrías hacerlo! ¡El 2018 acaba de comenzar y este es el momento para dar el siguiente paso en tu nueva vida! Asiste al evento de inscripción “Destination Registration” de Mission College que se celebrará el 20 de enero. Las clases comienzan el 27 de enero. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarte a alcanzar el éxito!

La Planificación de Bienes no Solo es para Los Adinerados

para sus seres queridos.

En California, la sucesión testamentaria o "Probate" en ingles, es el proceso judicial en el cual los bienes de un difunto se distribuyen a sus beneficiarios o herederos. Generalmente, Probate es necesario cuando el difunto fallece sin un fideicomiso o “trust” en ingles y puede demorar desde 9 meses a un año y medio o más. Los honorarios de Probate son fijados por la ley de California y se basan en el valor bruto del patrimonio en la siguiente forma:

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¿Quieres ganar más dinero en tu profesión actual o tal vez empezar una nueva? ¿Quieres asistir a la universidad mientras continúas desempeñándote en tu empleo actual? ¿Tienes dudas acerca de cómo inscribirte o te preocupa tener que completar papeleo? Buenas noticias, ¡Mission College tiene la solución para ti! El día 20 de enero Mission College llevará a cabo el evento “Destination Registration”. Un consejero hispanohablante te dará la bienvenida y estará preparado para orientarte personalmente hacia la carrera correcta, identificar las clases apropiadas para que seas exitoso, ayudarte con el proceso de inscripción y completar los documentos de asistencia financiera. ¿Sabías que Mission College ofrece clases por las mañanas o por las noches, incluso clases en línea? “Mission me ayudó a darme cuenta de que realmente quería estudiar. Me ayudó a desarrollar una trayectoria profesional que me

La planificación de bienes frecuentemente es considerada un privilegio para la gente adinerada y los que no los son, creen que no la necesitan. Al contrario, como la vida es impredecible, todos necesitamos planificar para el futuro. Por ejemplo, ¿quien tomaría decisiones por su salud o se encargará de sus asuntos financieros en caso que se queda incapacitado? Además, ¿quien recibirá sus bienes después de su muerte? Comprensiblemente, estas preguntas y decisiones pueden ser incomodas, pero sin planificación anticipada, el proceso de administración será más oneroso y difícil

permitió seguir mis sueños y transferirme a la Universidad Estatal de San José.  Mi consejero fue como un mentor y su asesoramiento me guió hacia el éxito”, comenta Pedro Martinez, un graduado de Mission College. Junto con las clases de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL) que te enseñarán a leer y a escribir en inglés, puedes obtener un diploma en ámbitos apasionantes, como enfermería, paramédico, tecnología de protección contra incendios, diseño gráfico, contabilidad y mucho más. Para más información, visita esp. missioncollege.edu. Para jóvenes considerados Dreamers y beneficiarios del programa Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), visita  dreamers.missioncollege.edu, ya que realmente damos la bienvenida a todos aquellos que llegan a nuestras puertas. Se encuentran disponibles programas especiales de asistencia financiera para todos los postulantes. Para aquellos estudiantes que tengan dificultad para pagar, existen programas  universitarios tales como los programas  TRiO, EOPS o CalWORKs

cuatro por ciento (4%) en los primeros cien mil dólares ($100,000); tres por ciento (3%) en los próximos cien mil dólares ($100,000); dos por ciento (2%) en los próximos ocho-cientos mil dólares ($800,000); uno por ciento (1%) en los próximos nueve millones de dólares ($9,000,000). Por ejemplo, un patrimonio compuesto de una casa valuada en $1,000,000 resultará en honorarios para cada uno de los abogados y administradores de $23,000 para un total de $46,000. Y en el Área de la Bahía, valores de propiedad siguen aumentando. Por medio de un trust y otros documentos anticipados, una persona pueda facilitar la gestión de sus bienes sobre la incapacidad y después de la muerte sin supervisión judicialahorrando tiempo y dinero y más importante, disminuyendo la carga a los seres queridos. Para más información sobre la planificación de bienes y programar su primera consulta gratis, contacta a la oficina de Jennifer E. Ramirez. Law Offices of Jennifer E. Ramirez 1972 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 713-5444 info@lawofficejer.com


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INFLUENZA ACTIVITY INCREASING IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY One additional death reported to the State

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Notificación de audiencia pública

Consideración de la Directiva a la Cantidad de Compensación para Directores por las Reuniones del Año Calendario 2018 Tema:

La Directiva del Distrito de Aguas del valle de Santa Clara considerará la cantidad de compensación para los Directores por las reuniones en el año calendario del 2018.

Quién:

Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara

Qué:

Audiencia pública de la Directiva para considerar la cantidad de compensación para los Directores por las reuniones en el año calendario del 2018.

Cuándo: Enero 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Dónde:

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La Directiva del Distrito de Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara llevará a cabo una audiencia pública para considerar la cantidad de compensación para los Directores por las reuniones del año calendario del 2018, y también para considerar la adopción de una Ordenanza que provea para dicha cantidad de compensación por reuniones. En la hora y el lugar fijado para dicha audiencia, la Directiva recibirá comentarios pertinentes a la compensación de los Directores. Después de considerar toda la información presentada, la Directiva considerará una de las siguientes opciones:

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Santa Clara County, CA. With widespread flu activity in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department  announced the death of fifth Santa Clara County resident associated with influenza virus infection.  The individual was under the age of 65 years and all five deceased residents had not been vaccinated.   Today, along with the Emergency Medical Services Agency and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), the Public Health Department  recommended that residents who are not seriously ill stay home, drink fluids, and take medicine for fever. People should monitor their own symptoms and if they are getting worse, contact their medical provider. The Public Health Department also recommends that all individuals six months of age and older, including pregnant women, be vaccinated against influenza.  “The influenza vaccination is the best way to protect your family from complications of influenza,” stated Dr. George Han, Assistant Health Officer, Santa Clara County. “It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Even if the vaccine does not prevent you from getting the flu, it will make it less likely for you to be seriously ill and require hospitalization.”  People at risk for complications from the flu have chronic conditions, are pregnant, or are very young and very old. If these people are seriously ill with the flu they should contact their medical provider. “For the vast majority of us who are not in a risk group, we will get better,” said Dr. Jeffery Leinen, Medical Director, SCVMC Emergency Department. “If you’re sick, stay home and take care of yourself. But if you are seriously ill and at risk for complications from the flu, contact your medical provider because you may need additional treatment or hospital care.” Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department has seen an increase of patients who have been diagnosed with

the flu. In the first week of December 2017, only 5 patients were diagnosed as having an influenza virus. The numbers continued to increase and for the week of January 1-7, 40 patients were diagnosed with influenza. “We see increased flu activity with the higher daily ambulance traffic to hospitals. Typically we have 220 emergency medical transports a day. In December 2017 there were 240 daily transports,” commented Dr. Kenneth Miller, Medical Director of the Emergency Medical Systems Agency. “And so far this year, January 1 to 10, 2018, we averaged 264 daily transports to local hospitals. That compares to an average of 253 daily transports for the same time period last year. Needless to say, emergency departments are extremely busy and wait times are long.”

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Mantener la compensación de los Directores en la cantidad corriente de $273.03 por día, hasta diez días por mes;

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Reducir la compensación a los Directores a una cantidad específica bajo la tarifa corriente de $273.03 por día, hasta diez días por mes;

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Aprobar un aumento de compensación a los Directores de acuerdo a la Sección de Códigos 20200-20207 de Agua de California.

Se harán esfuerzos razonables para acomodar a personas con discapacidades que deseen atender esta audiencia pública. Para pedidos de acomodación por discapacidad, arreglar servicions de interprete, u obtener más información sobre cómo atender esta audiencia, por favor contacte a la Oficina de la Secretaría de la Directiva al (630) 265-2277, por lo menos tres días antes de la audiencia.

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Health officials recommend that people take the following additional steps to protect themselves and loved ones from the flu: • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, since hands may become contaminated with live influenza virus. • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand rub may be used. • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.  Stay at least 6 feet away from individuals who are visibly ill. • If you are sick, stay home from work or school until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours.  Going to work or school while ill may pass the disease onto someone who is at risk for serious complications. For more information about influenza, visit sccphd.org/flu.  Flu data  is published every week on the Public Health Department website.

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El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos critica decisión sobre salvadoreños que van a perder la protección del TPS". National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

WASHINGTON, DC - El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre la decisión del Departamento de Seguridad Interna federal (DHS) de dejar que se expire el Status de Protección Temporera (TPS, por sus siglas en inglés) para más de 200,000 salvadoreños, muchos de los cuales llevan trabajando legalmente en los Estados Unidos desde 2001. La decisión ha sido anunciada luego de que también se le revocara el TPS a los haitianos y nicaragüenses el año pasado. Reportajes de prensa indican que los hondureños que se benefician del programa pudieran ser los próximos en perder ese status migratorio. El presidente de NHCSL, Ángel Cruz, quien es Representante Estatal de Pensilvania, dijo: "Es censurable separar a familias que llevan trabajando duro, siguiendo las reglas y pagando impuestos. El Gobierno de El Salvador mismo ha dicho que el país centroamericano no tiene la capacidad de aguantar la entrada repentina de 200,000 individuos. Todos conocemos además las condiciones peligrosas

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de seguridad en América Central. La Administración tiene que entender que la mayoría de estos individuos tienen hijos que son ciudadanos estadounidenses y que quitarles el TPS a sus padres significa que estos niños estadounidenses o se tendrán que vivir en un orfanato o con un familiar, o se irán a un país que nunca han conocido". La Delegada Estatal de Maryland, Ana Sol Gutiérrez, quien es de El Salvador, dijo: "¿Cómo es que está en nuestro interés nacional sacar del país a casi un cuarto de millón de personas que hacen que nuestras

NHCSL BLASTS DHS DECISION ON TPS FOR SALVADORANS

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National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) issued the following statement on the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision to rescind the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

of over 200,000 individuals from El Salvador, many who have been working legally in the US since 2001. This decision comes on the heels of a similar decision to allow TPS to expire for tens of thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans. Reports indicate that Honduran beneficiaries of this program will also be targeted next. NHCSL President and Pennsylvania State

comunidades sean más prósperas y que nuestra economía sea más vigorosa? Deberíamos estar recompensando a estas almas valientes por sus esfuerzos en vez de castigarlos por seguir las reglas. Como legisladores latinos, le hacemos un llamado al Congreso – de manera bipartidista – para crear un camino legal para la ciudadanía y aprobar una reforma migratoria integral para resolver esta situación de una vez y por todas. Además, mientras el Congreso considera arreglar la situación de los beneficiarios de DACA, también deberían incluir un camino a la residencia permanente para las personas Representative Ángel Cruz said: "It is reprehensible to separate families that have been working hard, playing by the rules and paying taxes. The Government of El Salvador has said that the Central American country is not equipped to receive a sudden inf lux of 200,000 individuals. We all know that the security conditions in Central America are also very dangerous. The Administration needs to understand that most of these legal immigrants have US citizen children and that rescinding TPS means that either these American kids will need to live in foster care or with relatives, or go to a country they don't even know." Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez, who is from El Salvador, said: "How is it in our national interest to mercilessly kick out almost a quarter of a million people who have made our communities more prosperous and our economy more vibrant? We should be rewarding these brave souls for their tireless efforts, instead of punishing them for playing by the rules. As Latino state legislators, we call on Congress – in a bipartisan basis – to create a legal path to citizenship and pass comprehensive immigration reform to solve this issue once and for all. As Congress

El Director Ejecutivo de NHCSL, Kenneth Romero, dijo lo siguiente: "La decisión del gobierno federal de rescindir el TPS para los inmigrantes salvadoreños protegidos va a tener el efecto de condenar a muchos de ellos a la miseria, si se regresan, o a la ilegalidad, si deciden quedarse para poder mantener a sus familias aquí en los Estados Unidos. Le solicitamos al Departamento de Seguridad Interna a que reconsidere esta decisión mal concebida y que le devuelvan el status de TPS a 200,000 salvadoreños que se han convertido en una parte integral de comunidades alrededor de la nación. Separar familias y deportar a miembros productivos de la sociedad que siguen las leyes no debería ser una prioridad para las principales agencias de ley y orden de nuestro país". NHCSL es la asociación principal de legisladores estatales hispanos que trabaja para diseñar e implementar políticas que mejoren la calidad de vida de los hispanos alrededor del país. NHCSL fue fundada en 1989 como una organización nopartidista y sin fines de lucro 501(c)3, con la misión de ser la voz más efectiva de los más de 390 legisladores hispanos. Para más información favor visite www.nhcsl. org.

considers a fix for DACA recipients, they should also include a path to permanent residency for TPS beneficiaries as well." NHCSL Executive Director Kenneth Romero stated that: "The federal government's decision to rescind TPS for protected Salvadoran immigrants will have the effect of condemning many of them either to misery, if they go back, or illegality, if they stay in order to continue supporting their families here in the US. We urge DHS to reconsider this ill-timed decision and restore TPS protections for 200,000 Salvadorans who have become an integral part of communities across the nation. Separating families and kicking out productive, lawabiding members of society should not be the priority of our country's top law-enforcement agencies." The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 390 Hispanic legislators.  For more information visit www.nhcsl.org.

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COURT GRANTS COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA AND SEIU 521’S MOTION TO HALT REPEAL OF DACA C ou nt y Boa rd of Super v i sor s. “ The Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion’s deci sion t o repe a l DACA wa s u nc on scionable , a nd ha s a l re a dy c au sed i m men se ha r m a nd fe a r i n ou r c om mu n it y.  We applaud the c ou r t ’s deci sion t o ha lt th i s he a r tle s s a nd i l lega l a c t ion.” Sa nt a Cla ra C ou nt y i s home t o a n e st i mat ed 23,000 DACA- el ig ible i nd iv idua ls.  The C ou nt y law f u l ly employ s DACA recipient s as employee s i n ma ny cr it ic a l role s, a nd SEIU L oc a l 521 repre sent s ma ny of the se C ou nt y worker s.  Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Pax Ahimsa Gethen 

SA N TA CL A R A C OU N T Y, CA L IF.   – On Wed ne sday Ja nua r y 10 th, U. S. D i st r ic t C ou r t Judge W i l lia m A lsup t empora r i ly blocked t he Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion’s repe a l of t he Defer red Ac t ion for Ch i ld hood A r r iva ls (DACA) prog ra m a nd re st ored prot ec t ion s t o hu nd red s of thou sa nd s of de ser v i ng i m m ig ra nt s pend i ng a f i na l deci sion by t he c ou r t .  The r u l i ng c a me i n re spon se t o a mot ion f i led joi nt ly by the C ou nt y of Sa nt a Cla ra , S er v ic e E mployee s Int er nat iona l Un ion (SEIU) L oc a l 521, i nd iv idua l DACA recipient s, the st at e s of C a li for n ia , Ma i ne, Ma r yla nd, a nd Mi n ne sot a , t he Un iver sit y of C a l i for n ia , a nd the C it y of Sa n José.  The C ou nt y a nd SEIU L oc a l 521 f i led su it i n Oc t ober, shor tly a f t er t he Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion a n nou nc ed it s deci sion to d isma nt le t he DACA prog ra m.  Under DACA , i m m ig ra nt s who were broug ht t o t h is c ou nt y a s ch i ld ren a re prot ec t ed f rom depor t at ion a nd rec eive author i zat ion t o work law f u l ly.  The Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion’s deci sion t o end the prog ra m pla c ed hu nd red s of t hou sa nd s of you ng people at r i sk of depor t at ion.  “ Today ’s r u l i ng will prot ec t t hou sa nd s of ha rd-work i ng c ou nt y re sident s wh i le t he C ou nt y a nd SEIU L oc a l 521 c ont i nue the f ig ht t o pre ser ve DACA ,” sa id Super v i sor Dave C or t e se of the Sa nt a Cla ra

In thei r mot ion for prel i m i na r y i nju nc t ion, the C ou nt y, SEIU L oc a l 521, a nd the other pla i nt i f fs a r g ued that the Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion a c t ed a rbit ra r i ly a nd u n law f u l ly in repe a l i ng DACA , a nd fa i led t o c on sider the deva st at i ng c on sequenc e s of the repe a l – i nclud i ng the havoc it wou ld w re a k i n the l ive s of DACA recipient s, thei r fa m i l ie s, thei r c om mu n it ie s, a nd employer s l i ke the C ou nt y. “ The c ou r t rec og n i zed t he Tr u mp Ad m i n i st rat ion’s a c t ion for what it i s – cr uel, ba sele s s, a nd u n law f u l,” sa id Sa nt a Cla ra C ou nt y C ou n sel Ja me s R . W i l l ia m s. “ There i s no ju st i f ic at ion for forci ng the se de ser v i ng you ng people ba ck i nt o t he sha dow s u nder the c on st a nt th re at of depor t at ion. We w i l l f ig ht a s long a s nec e s sa r y t o en su re the se you ng people c a n pu r sue thei r d re a m s a nd ser ve t hei r c om mu n it ie s.” “ Today ’s r u l i ng rec og n i ze s t hat t he gover n ment c a n’t prom i se DACA recipient s a f ut u re i n th i s c ou nt r y a nd then abr uptly r ip that f ut u re away,” sa id R i ko Mendez , Ch ief E lec t ed O f f ic er of SEIU L oc a l 521. “ Th i s v ic t or y w i l l go a long way t o prevent f u r ther ha r m t o ou r worker s a nd the c om mu n it y we ser ve i n ou r jobs a s we c ont i nue t o f ig ht t o keep DACA a l ive.” In a dd it ion t o g ra nt i ng the pla i nt i f fs’ reque st for a prel i m i na r y i nju nc t ion, the c ou r t a lso den ied t he federa l gover n ment ’s mot ion t o d i sm i s s the f ive relat ed DACA law su it s. 

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AZ Latino Leaders Slam Arpaio’s Run for Senate Tr u m p pardoned him last fall. A rpaio is notorious for r unning an outdoor jail k now n a s Te n t C i t y .

again. "Sherif f A rpaio is basically the b o g e y m a n t o o u r c o m m u n i t y, and so we worked really hard, got him out of of f ice, and we' ll do the same if he becomes a candidate of the Republican P a r t y ," G a r c i a s t a t e s .

In his announcement, A rpaio sa id he's d isappoint ed w ith the way the Senate has treated Tr u m p a n d w a n t s t o b r i ng n e w blo o d i nt o t he c h a mb e r.

The other declared candidates in the Senate race so far are f o r m e r s t a t e S e n . K e l l i Wa r d , a conser vative Republican w h o a l s o s u p p o r t s Tr u m p , a n d U. S . R e p. Ky r s t en S i nem a , a centrist Democrat.

G a r c i a s a y s a l o t o f Tr u m p suppor t er s vot e d for A r pa io's Democratic opponent in the last election. A nd he vows that the Bazta A rpaio movement w ill rise up to defeat him

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Latino groups are vowing to revive the Bazta Arpaio campaign to defeat him in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

PHOE N I X – Groups that fought to kick former Maricopa C ou nt y Sher i f f Joe A r pa io out of of f ice are now mobilizing to defeat him in his bid this Novemb er for t he U. S . S en at e se at bei ng va c at ed by Jef f F l a k e . The 85-yea r-old A r paio lost his job of 24 years in November 2016 a nd w a s fou nd g u i lt y of cr iminal contempt for def y ing orders for his deputies to stop

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r a c i a l l y p r o f i l i n g L a t i n o s . Carlos Garcia , director of t he P uent e Hu m a n R ig ht s Movement , ha s helped t o lea d the charge against A rpaio for years. " Sher i f f A r pa io's pol icie s were b ig o t e d ,” G a r c i a s t a t e s . “ T h e intention was to destroy our communities, to separate our families, to humiliate and dehumanize undocumented people. He ha s traumat ized a n e n t i r e g e n e r a t i o n ." A r paio wa s facing si x months in jail before President Donald

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM INSTALLERS NEEDED (Santa Clara County) Compensation: Pay is based on experience. Employment type: full-time Residential design & remodeling company seeking multi-skilled kitchen and bathroom craftsman (apprentice, journeyman and sub-contractors) to join our team of installers. REQUIREMENTS: Effective Communication & Customer Service Skills. Must have current drivers license and submit to a background check. Must have Truck and Tools. Contact: Tom 408 595-6831 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ORDER REGARDING MISSED ASSET CASE NO. 111FL157537 (Probate Code Secs. 2552, 2556) Petitioner: Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) Respondent: Carlos V. Mariscal REQUEST FOR ORDER Other: FC 2552 (Missed Asset) NOTICE OF HEARING 1. To: Carlos V. Mariscal, Respondent 2. A COURT HEARING WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS: 3. WARNING to the person served with the Request for Order: The court may make the requested orders without you. If you do not file a Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL-320), serve a copy on the other parties at least nine court days before the hearing (unless the court has ordered a shorter period of time), and appear at the hearing. (See form FL-320-INFO for more information.) (Forms FL-300-INFO and DV-400-INFO provide information about compelling this form.) 8. Other Orders Requested (specify): Please see attached declaration. 10. Facts to Support the orders I requested are listed below. The facts that I write in support and attach to this request cannot be longer than 10 pages, unless the court gives me permission. Please see attached declaration. (attachment 10). Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) (Signature of Applicant) In Re: MARISCAL Case No. 111FL157537 Attachment “10” DECLARATION OF ROSA MARISCAL-MUNOZ I, Declare: I am the Petitioner in the instant matter. I married

Respondent (Carlos) on June 23, 1986. We separated on or about midJune 2007. There were no children of the marriage. I am submitting the is request for order to ask the court to exercise its jurisdiction over the single family dwelling known as 536 North Santa Ana Street, Los Banos, 95365. (Los Banos) and adjudicate the parties respective interest in Los Banos as a missed asset under Family Code § 2556. Both Carlos and I were born in Mexico. To make ends meet we both worked and tried to be careful with money. But despite our efforts at the time of separation we were in debt to the IRS for about $4,000 in addition to about $3,000 in consumer debt. Other than odd pieces of furniture and an old car there were NO community assets. Carlos was convicted of child molestation in 2006 and spent about six months at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas. Upon his release, Carlos deported back to Mexico. In our culture child molestation is the most detested of behaviors, so it is no surprise that I have had NO contact from Carlos since he was deported 10 years ago. I would not be surprised if he left Mexico and/or changed his name, as his association with child molestation puts not only himself but his family members at some risk. In 2011, I purchased Los Banos. As I was still legally married my status was noted on the title. To purchase No. Santa Ana I needed a $10,000 down payment. I had accumulated $3,000 in savings over the prior 5 years and a cousin lent/gave me the $7,000 balance. I initially filed for dissolution on March 3, 2011. I was then unaware of service by

publication and attempted to locate Carlos in order to serve him. I contacted the Mexican immigration authorities to see if they could provide some assistance. That proved most unproductive. I became discouraged. When I tried to restart the matter in 2012. I was informed I had waited too long and would have to refile. I did so March 23, 2012. I then employed a paralegal service to help me. I informed the service I owned Los Banos, but was told since Carlos and I were separated when I purchased it, I didn’t have to and didn’t reference the property on any of the documents. The Judgment of Dissolution was entered on June 7, 2013. It stated there were no assets. I am now interested in selling Los Banos, but I am informed the buyer will not be able to obtain title insurance so the property is essentially unsaleable until title issues are addressed. I respectfully request the court exercise its jurisdiction over 536 North Santa Ana Street, Los Banos as a missed asset pursuant to Family Code §2556 and adjudicate the nature and extent of our respective interests in said property. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that information provided in this form and all attachments is true and correct. October 26, 2017. Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Charles Hubbard Fikes To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Charles Hubbard Fikes, who was a resident of

Buscando técnico de mantenimiento para apartamentos en san jose CA. Debe saber plomería, electricidad, aire acondicionado / calefacción, por favor llame a jonathan al 213-675-0963 puestos disponibles de Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on September 27, 2017, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318285 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Duo Que. Petitioner (s) Duo Que has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Duo Que to Jason Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

January 11, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320524 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Chia-Ling Chiang. Petitioner (s) Chia-Ling Chiang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chia-Ling Chiang to Charlene ChiaLing Chiang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313405 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Giavanna Milano Campos. Petitioner (s) Giavanna Milano Campos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Giavanna Milano

Campos to Giavanna Milan Campos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319076 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of Eduardo Ruiz Acosta. Petitioner (s) Eduardo Ruiz Acosta has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eduardo Ruiz Acosta to Eduardo AcostaGarcia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320847 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tu Anh Le.

JANUARY 12 - 18, 2018 Petitioner (s) Tu Anh Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tu Anh Le to Kyle Lucas Tu Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321606 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chen You Ko. Petitioner (s) Chen You Ko has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chen You Ko to Jason Ko. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 09, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637360 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

Inversion Galleries 4136 Payne Ave. San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Katrina Christine 4136 Payne Ave. San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/1/2018. “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.) Katrina Christine January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637621 The following person(s) is (are) doing business A&K Movers 3144 Cadillac Dr. 2, San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Patricia Morales 3144 Cadillac Dr. 2, San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/10/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patricia Morales January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/2018 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO.637455 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name ANR Services 231 Dixon Landing Rd. Apt #248 Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Rigoberto Barrera and Rolando Raul Barrera 231 Dixon Landing RD. Apt. # 248, Milpitas, CA 95035. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 06/04/2012 under file no. 565651 Rigoberto Barera January 12, 19, 26: February 2, 2018


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JANUARY 12 - 18, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/05/2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Juan Manuel Echeverria No.17PR182201 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Hector Echeverria Varela in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Hector Echeverria Varela be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Juan Manuel Echeverria. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 1/19/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may

affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia Uro-May, Esq. 1625 The Alameda, Suite 800 San Jose, CA 95126 408-227-0900 January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321358 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amy Fechner. Petitioner (s) Amy Fechner has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Caden Brookyn Fechner to Caden Brooklyn Stephens Fechner. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321219 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amy Disha Nanda. Petitioner (s) Disha Nanda has filed a petition

for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Disha Nanda to Disha Nair. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/3/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321163 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Karl Sanchez De Las Penas. Petitioner (s) Karl Sanchez De Las Penas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Karl Sanchez De Las Penas to Karl Joseph Wolfmessing. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/3/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321133 Superior Court of California, County of

Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diane Bui Pham. Petitioner (s) Diane Bui Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diane Bui Pham to Minhchi Thi Bui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/3/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636509 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Silicon Valley Janitorial 1594 Trieste Way, San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Alexis Gonzalez 1594 Trieste Way, San Jose CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alexis Gonzalez January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/04/2017 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Carmen Chavez AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Carmen Chavez You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Guillermo Chavez Cortes Nombre del demandante:

Guillermo Chavez Cortes Case Number (Número de caso): 17FL002415 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.

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NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.

Date (Fecha): June 8, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) C. Sprugasci Deputy (Asistente):

AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos cónyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California.

1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court;

FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exención De Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Guillermo Chavez Cortes 7311 Eigleberry St #C Gilroy, CA 95020

STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from

2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to

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pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. NOTICE - ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse del estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, o solicitar un pasaporte nuevo o de repuesto para los hijos menores, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o sin una orden de la corte; 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a


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las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, excepto en el curso habitual de actividades personal o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte la asignación de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. AVISO-ACCESO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONÓMICO: ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es as¡, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir el costo que paga por seguro de salud asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener mas información, visite www.coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por

las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Case No. 17FL002415 January 5, 12, 19, 26 2018 Guillermo Chavez Cortes 7311 Eigleberry St. #C Gilroy, CA 95020 Phone No: (408) 840-6505 Attorney for: In Pro Per Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Petitioner: Guillermo Chavez Cortes RESPONDENT: Carmen Chavez CASENUMBER: 17FL002415 PETITION FOR Dissolution (Divorce) of: Marriage 1. LEGAL RELATIONSHIP (check all that apply): a. We are married. 2. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS (check all that apply): a. Petitioner has been a resident of this state for at least six months and of this county for at least three months immediately preceding the filing of this

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Petition. (For a divorce, at least one person in the legal relationship described in items 1a and 1c must comply with this requirement) 3. STATISTICAL FACTS a. (1) Date of marriage (specify): February 12, 1994 (2) Date of separation (specify): December 10, 2014 (3) Time from date of marriage to date of separation (specify): 19 Years 4. MINOR CHILDREN (children born before (or born or adopted during) the marriage or domestic partnership): a. There are no minor children. Petitioner requests that the court make the following orders: 5. LEGAL GROUNDS (Family Code sections 2200-2210, 2310-2312) a. Divorce (1) irreconcilable differences. 8. SPOUSAL OR DOMESTIC PARTNER SUPPORT d. Other (specify): Respondent left with another with another man who supports her and she also works herself 9. SEPARATE PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be confirmed by the court. 10. COMMUNITY AND QUASI-COMMUNITY PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be divided by the court. 11. OTHER REQUEST a. Attorney's fees and costs payable by: Respondent 12. I HAVE READ THE RESTRAINING ORDERS ON THE BACK OF THE SUMMONS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY APPLY TO ME WHEN THE PETITION IS FILED I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 05/30/2017 Guillermo Chavez

In Pro Per January 5, 12, 19, 26 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSEFOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318217 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chelsey Kapiolani Plyler. Petitioner (s) Chelsey Kapiolani Plyler has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chelsey Kapiolani Plyler to Chelsey Kapiolani Cabacungan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/06/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Arthur C. Gomez No.17PR182398 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Reuben Gomez and Albert A. Gomez in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Sidney C. Flores be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Arthur C. Gomez. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give no-

tice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 2/16/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Reuben Gomez and Albert A. Gomez 781 Elm Street San Jose, CA 95126 408-726-7275 January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 17CV30569 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amira Ezzat Amtoun Badrous. Petitioner (s) Amira Ezzat Amtoun Badrous has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amira Ezzat Amtoun Badrous to Jessy Ezzat Saed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319598 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vruce Harry, Baroro. Petitioner (s) Vruce Harry, Baroro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vruce Harry, Baroro to Bruleo Boleo, Loar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general

JANUARY 12 - 18, 2018 circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 Amended ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319598 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Serra Sullivan. Petitioner (s) Serra Sullivan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Thomas Castillo to Nicholas Thomas Sullivan - Castillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321072 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vu Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Vu Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vu Anh Nguyen to Marc Vu Nguyen b. Jeremiah Jay Uon-Nguyen to Jay Ivan Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted on 04/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Deborah Ann Reed No.17PR182471 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Rebbecca Reed-Arthurs in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Rebbecca ReedArthurs be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Deborah Ann Reed, Deborah A. Reed, Deborah Reed. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/5/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are


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JANUARY 12 - 18, 2018 a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 802 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, Ca 95008 (408)866-8382 December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Celeste Monique Grayson No.17PR182402 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Bettina Grayson Jones in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Bettina Grayson Jones be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Celeste Monique Grayson. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/26/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law 1777 Saratoga Ave., Ste 208 San Jose, CA 95129 408-247-0444 December 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 19, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 17CV320101 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arturo Buenrostro. Petitioner (s) Arturo Buenrostro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arturo A. Buenrostro to Alejandro Cyrus. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/13/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315935 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Okokon Matthew Ibanga. Petitioner (s) Okokon Matthew Ibanga has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Okokon Matthew Ibanga to Matthew Ibanga. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the

county of Santa Clara. December 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318362 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bobby Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Bobby Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bada Zimniski to Neylan Bada Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/06/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317759 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tonek Alkhspor Ordshahi, Lorance Malkham Khanghah and Sainet Alkaspor Ordshahi. Petitioner (s) Tonek Alkhspor ordshahi, Lorance malkham Khanghah and Sainet Alkaspor Ordshahi have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tonek Alkhspor Ordshahi to Tonek Alkhas b. Lorance Malkham Khanghah to Lorance Malkham Alkhas c. Sainet Alkhaspor Ordashi to Sainet Alkhas. THE COURT ORDERS that

all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/30/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320496 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha K Carpenter. Petitioner (s) Samantha K Carpenter has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Samantha K Carpenter to Samantha Carpenter Totoni. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320529 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the

application of: Veronica Marina Hernandez. Petitioner (s) Veronica Marina Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Veronica Marina Hernandez to Veronica Marina Madriz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317786 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marta Hailu Abay. Petitioner (s) Marta Hailu Abay has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marta Hailu Abay to Marta Abay Woldeyohannes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/30/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636652 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bay Events 872 N. 4th St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Tracie Ho 872 N. 4th St San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tracie Ho December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 5 Star Janitorial Services 1400 E Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Victor Ramos 1400 E Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/15/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victor Ramos December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Morteza Monemizadeh and Samira Hozeifi. Petitioner (s) Morteza Monemizadeh and Samira Hozeifi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the

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clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diana Monemizadeh to Lillian Monemizadeh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/13/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 5, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 15, 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 2018 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA NEW HANOVER COUNTY In the District Court 17CVD3337 Yumary Axaela Garcia Gregoria v. Elmer Chas Carrillo. To: ELMER CHAS CARRILLO: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed, in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: CUSTODY. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than January 17, 2018 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This, the 8th day of December 2017 Margaret Jennings, Attorney for Plaintiff 1501 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401. (910)7620850 December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017


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CES 2018: A STORY OF INNOVATION

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What’s really new at CES® 2018? This year, CES will be a gathering of professionals from almost every industry. Together they will architect the technological evolution of human interaction and communication. CES has transcended its “consumer electronics show” initialism, and now it tells a story of innovation unlike any we’ve seen before. The Buzzwords Last year’s megatrends of on-demand, machine learning, and autonomy have given way to this year’s buzzwords: AI, Blockchain, and AR. The anecdotal statistics are astounding. Everyone says they have AI projects in the works, AR projects are becoming ubiquitous, and even complete technophobes are talking about Blockchain (the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin) and other distributed ledger projects as if they were experts. The non-buzzwords paint an equally astounding, albeit more serious, picture. Social media addiction and the related creation of echo chambers and increased tribalism have changed the social fabric of our nation. Enhanced automation and robotics are replacing workers more quickly than most people expected. Exponentially paced changes in media, distribution, retail, marketing, and advertising are seriously disruptive forces. And it is now crystal clear that to be competitive, every company must have world-class tech capabilities. The Innovation Series at CES Every year, we host the Innovation Series breakfast at CES. It’s an invitationonly gathering of leaders in technology, media, entertainment, marketing, government, and finance. This year, we are going to tackle some of the biggest technological and sociological issues with

a remarkable set of Socratic discussions and presentations. Responsible Innovation We have questions: Can self-driving cars ever be safe? How dangerous is Alexa? Will artificial intelligence (AI) take my job? Do cryptocurrencies empower terrorists? Can a cardiac pacemaker be hacked? We have concerns: Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, foreign governments interfering with our elections … Is technological innovation good or bad? David Sapin, Principal US Advisory Risk and Regulatory Leader, PwC and I will discuss the three basic approaches to regulating innovation – but should we even try? Ecosystems and Interfaces How does one of the biggest tech manufacturers in the world see the future? I’ll chat with Tim Baxter, CEO, Samsung Electronics America about how Samsung sees the evolution of ecosystems and human/machine interfaces. Samsung makes more phones and televisions than just about anyone. But recently it has begun a transition from a hardware company to a connected solutions company. As consumer demands evolve, Samsung hopes to create innovative, connected experiences that completely reimagine what is possible – and ultimately create a shift in consumer behaviors. Are we near the end of handsets? If so, what’s next? Identity vs. Identifiers One of my primary theses is that everything that can be connected will be connected. Which means that every physical product can and will have a digital twin. For this to happen, connected physical “things” and their digital twins must be specifically and uniquely identified – giving rise to hybrid identity that bridges a physical product with its digital instance. This will create an incredible amount of data, and it

should fuel demand for decentralized data schemas (such as distributed ledgers) and accelerate consumer desire to control what can be fed back to central authorities or third parties. Can we achieve ubiquitous, real-time digital identity delivered in standard and interoperable ways? Should we? Is there a way to protect identity but still identify everything? I’ll discuss how this might work with Bob Carpenter, CEO of GS1 US.

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AI: Myth vs. Reality AI is definitely one of “the” buzzwords of 2018, but we’re going to cut right to the chase. Barak Turovsky  is the Head of Product & Design,  Google Translate and Machine Learning. In case you are wondering, Google Translate is the largest AI project on the planet. Barak is going to help us get past the mythology of AI and present a case study describing what happened when Google moved Translate from a machine learning environment to an AI environment. The results are nothing short of awe-inspiring. This discussion should inform your thinking about the near-term uses for AI in your business. CES Is People! Our Innovation Series at CES is a microcosm of the story of innovation you’ll find everywhere at CES this year. We’re going to think through what it means to responsibly approach innovation, look to the future of human/ machine interfaces, reduce the buzzwords and hype to actionable insights, take a good look at the tactical requirements for an Internet of Everything, and deep dive into practical uses for AI and human/ machine partnerships. A big shout out to Gary Shapiro, Karen Chupka, and the whole CTA team for their central role in CES’s incredible story of innovation. You can request an invitation to the Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018 here.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com California coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the East Coast and Alaska. Sales are planned in Southern California in 2020 and 2022, and in Northern and Central California in 2021 and 2023. Blake Kopcho, oceans campaigner with the  Center for Biological Diversity, says the first lease sale in the Golden State may very well be off the coast of Santa Barbara. "Industry is most interested in drilling more in the Santa Barbara Channel because that's where oil deposits are, but it's also where they have fossil-fuel infrastructure set up to drill and process the oil as well," he says. 

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CONSERVATION GROUPS SLAM TRUMP PLAN TO DRILL OFF CALIFORNIA COAST Suzanne Potter California News Service SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Staggering. Extreme. Radical. Dangerous. That's how conservation

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This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday shoppers spent more of their gift budgets online than in stores, according to a recent report by the consulting firm Deloitte. Environmentalists are indeed concerned

that this trend doesn’t augur well for the environment, given the extra packaging waste and energy costs that accompany getting merchandise to customers. Going to the store or mall to do our shopping burns fossil fuels, for sure, but at least the items we purchase don’t then have to be re-swaddled in extra filler and cardboard and shipped to us on a plane, truck, train or ship.

next week, and a public hearing is set for February 8 in Sacramento. The plan is separate from the recent decision to lift safety regulations put in place after the Deepwater Horizon spill. Eric Grafe, staff attorney with Earthjustice, says oil spills are inevitable and calls this a giveaway to the oil and gas industry at the expense of the tourist economy and the environment.

There hasn't been an offshore lease sale in federal waters since 1984, and in state waters since the sixties. Santa Barbara suffered a major oil spill in 1969 and a smaller one in 2015 when a pipeline serving existing wells burst. A 60-day public comment period on  regulations.gov  will begin

Grafe also notes that this move will encourage dependence on fossil fuels for decades to come and thus put the U-S behind in the battle against climate change.

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The new draft five-year plan includes 47 lease sales - the largest number in history - in waters off the entire

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"And you can't clean up oil if it spills, even in good conditions," Grafe says. "And even without an oil spill, the noise and the disturbance harms marine life, in particular, whales and other marine mammals that depend on hearing and sound to navigate their world."

groups are describing the Trump administration's decision to open up 98 percent of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas drilling.

How do environmentalists feel about the amount of packaging waste now that holiday shopping has largely switched from retail shops to online stores?

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For its part, Amazon—the company many blame for ushering in the transition to e-commerce in the first place and which today dominates online retail—used some 6,000 trucks and 32 planes to get some five billion items to its Prime members in 2017. During that process, untold hundreds of millions of cardboard boxes were used to get customers’ choices to their doorsteps. Those boxes are in turn typically recycled by the recipients, and collected by municipal curbside pick-up service. But that’s not the end of the story: Next, this once-used cardboard is typically shipped to China where it is soaked in water, stripped of staples and reborn as new cardboard. In many cases the box you recycle has made a 12,000-mile, fossil-fuel-spewing loop at sea in its journey of rebirth. So… while recycling is a great thing, it may not be worth it if we factor in the fossil fuels emitted in the process. We’d be better off avoiding the extra layer of packaging altogether. Maybe that trip to the mall isn’t such a bad idea after all. That said, Amazon recently boasted of transitioning to more sustainable packaging during the 2017 holiday season, switching 100 million shipments from cardboard boxes to less resource-intensive padded mailers, reportedly eliminating 181,000 tons of waste. So that’s something, but Amazon and other online retailers have a long way to go in

reducing not only the amount of packaging but perhaps even the packaging altogether when possible. This is not to say you should bad about recycling your boxes in the wake of the holidays, as it’s a perfectly decent environmental thing to do. But if you want to go the extra mile, maybe think of some way to reuse them at least one more time before the next recipient ships it off for recycling—or reuses it as well. Also, don’t forget that most gift wrap—as long as it doesn’t have foil or glitter or a plasticizing non-rip coating—as well as holiday cards, can be recycled as well. And yet another option for responsibly discarding that cardboard, wrapping paper and holiday cards is in your yard waste or compost bin, in which case it will live another day not as a cardboard box but instead as part of your next batch of mulch or soil amendment. CONTACTS: Deloitte’s 2017 Holiday Retail Survey, https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/ pages/consumer-business/articles/holidayretail-sales-consumer-survey.html; Amazon Energy & Environment, https://www. amazon.com/p/feature/gkkwdp34z5ou7ug. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit EarthTalk. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.


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Ajo Allium sativum Un diente de ajo se corta en trozos finos y se aplica para prevenir el acné y la propagación de las espinillas. Una infusión preparada con ajos se recomienda para curar la indigestión. Se le considera un vegetal con una infinidad de poderes curativos.

Algas marinas Glacilaria gelidium El jugo de algas marinas mezclado con el jugo de toronja es considerado uno de los antídotos contra la obesidad. Las cremas cosméticas elaboradas con algas marinas ayudan a mantener la juventud y elasticidad en el rostro.

Apio Apium graveolens Ya sea ingerido, en forma natural o por medio de una infusión, constituye uno de los remedios más recomendados para limpiar el ácido úrico cuando se ha propagado en otras áreas del organismo.

Berenjena Solanum melongena Comer berenjena es recomendable para bajar los altos niveles de colesterol y azúcar en la sangre. Los emplastos con la pulpa bien madura se aplican para disminuir manchas provocadas por paño o quemaduras del sol y borrar cicatrices de la piel.

Brócoli Brassica oleracea

estomacales. Un enjuague en el cabello con agua de chayote aumenta el cuerpo del mismo y le devuelve el brillo natural.

Chile Capsicum annum El consumo moderado de chile o ají ayuda a prevenir las embolias, además se cree que previene enfermedades como el cáncer y enfermedades infecciosas. También se le considera como un afrodisíaco.

Espinacas Spinacea oleracea

La ensalada de Brócoli es comúnmente recetada para mantener en optimas condiciones el corazón y todo el aparato circulatorio, de la misma manera previene los trastornos y padecimientos óseos. Se dice que es un vegetal con poderes rejuvenecedores.

Para eliminar la dificultad al respirar especialmente durante la noche, se recomienda tomar una o dos horas antes de irse a la cama un jugo de espinacas al que se le pueden agregar unas gotas de jugo de limón.

Cebolla Allium cepa

Jitomate Lycopersicum esculentum

Aplicar finas rodajas directamente a la piel para aliviar picaduras de mosquitos, eliminar alergias menores causadas por el polen de las flores y el salpullido en los niños. Al consumirla con frecuencia se intensifica y estimula el sistema inmunológico.

El jugo de jitomate es ampliamente recetado para inducir el buen funcionamiento del hígado y actúa como medicina preventiva contra las úlceras estomacales y la deficiencia hepática.

Cilantro Coriandrum sativum Agregándolo a las comidas o ingiriéndolo en una infusión, resulta efectivo para controlar la diabetes y disminuir los dolores provocados por la artritis.

Champiñones Funga Comer champiñones con frecuencia ayuda a eliminar la grasa excesiva del cuerpo, previniendo así el aumento de peso, la flacidez y la temida obesidad.

Chayote Sechum edule Cuando es ingerido en forma natural asiste en la prevención y curación del asma y la tos crónica. También alivia los cólicos

Lechuga Lactuca sativa La lechuga al igual que el jitomate se aplica directamente a la piel en caso de quemaduras leves, llagas causadas por la insolación y salpullido. Para condiciones de piel reseca también se recomienda. Al consumirla con frecuencia le brinda fescura y juventud al cutis. Maíz Zea mays La infusión de cabellos de elote es recomendada para asistir en la cura del asma y la mayoría de trastornos respiratorios. En el saber popular se afirma que al comer con frecuencia una porción de granos de maíz se ayuda a prevenir el cáncer del colon. Papa Solanum tuberosum Aplicar rodajas de papa para disminuir las bolsas

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que se desarrollan en el área inferior de los ojos, aliviar las irritaciones, enrojecimientos y eliminar las ojeras causadas por un desvelo. También se aplican en la frente para ponerle fin al dolor de cabeza. Pepino Cucumis sativus Licuar la mitad de un pepino, colar, agregar unas gotas de limón y aplicar por veinte minutos a paños y manchas causadas por el sol, a la tercera aplicación las marcas habrán desaparecido casi por completo.

Rábano Raphanus sativus Las hojas de rábano machacadas son comúnmente aplicadas localmente para reducir los dolores causados por la artritis. Algunas personas también le consideran como un potente afrodisíaco.

Soya Glycine max Enjuagar la cara en las mañanas con leche de soya incrementa la lozanía de la piel y se dice que promueve el rejuvenecimiento. Un enjuague semanal con leche de soya aplicado al cabello promete aumentar su cuerpo, brillo y lozanía.

Yuca Yucca Euphorbiacea Las cáscaras de la yuca son aplicadas localmente para eliminar inflamaciones de la piel y la hinchazón provocada por las picaduras de abejas, avispas y otros insectos. También actúan de manera eficaz para aliviar alergias de la piel producidas por plantas silvestres.

Zanahoria Daucus carota El jugo de zanahoria es conocido como uno de los máximos remedios para combatir enfermedades en los ojos y reforzar la visión. Cuando se mezcla con el jugo de la naranja se convierte en el antídoto para eliminar la sinusitis, la gripe y alergias de estación.

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CDC Report: Opioid Crisis Hits Harder in U.S.

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president of the Addiction Policy Forum, says the repor t conf irms what her group is already seeing.

“We need to star t working w ith our health care systems and our families to get that assistance and that inter vention as soon as possible."

" This is getting worse, not better, and we need more resources and tools right now, w ith a sense of urgency to help make sure we address it," she states.

The Addiction Policy Forum has proposed an eight point plan developed by exper ts and families af fected by addiction.

Nickel points out that, when dealing w ith addiction, early inter vention works best.

CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and New Hampshire is near top of the list. A repor t from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(CDC) shows more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths nationw ide in 2016, a 21 percent increase over 2015. 

NAPSI It seems as though data breaches affecting millions of Americans are constantly in the news these days. If this makes you anxious about the safety of your personal information, that’s understandable.

" You don't wait for rock bottom,” she stresses. “ That's like waiting for

According to Consumer Federation of America, there are some easy steps that you can take to make it harder for fraudsters to use your personal information.

" This is a point where we can star t changing the course that we're taking to address this better, and really drive home the need for better outcomes for our patients," Nickel states.

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The sharp increase in abuse of sy nthetic opioids such as fentanyl is

You can protect your data by u sing secure internet connections rather than public Wi-Fi  when you’re providing sensitive information such as financial account numbers online; sending bill payments from public mailboxes  and collecting your mail promptly;  shredding documents  that contain your personal information when they’re no longer needed;  keeping your computer and mobile device safe  against malware that may be lurking in email attachments, pop-ups and banner ads;  downloading apps  and other programs only from trusted sources; and being wary of anyone who contacts you unexpectedly asking for it. You can also use the security settings on social media sites to restrict who can see your posts. But when businesses have your data, you can’t control how well it’s safeguarded.

Nickel emphasizes that addiction is a preventable and treatable disease. A nd w ith 174 A mericans dy ing of drug overdoses ever y day, the CDC repor t makes it clear that the countr y needs to double dow n on its ef for ts to stem the epidemic.

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• Create separate passwords for your most sensitive accounts.  While it’s convenient to use the same password for everything, crooks know that, so if they get your password for one account, they’ll try it to log into accounts on other websites. Any account that has your financial information, Social Security number or other sensitive data should have a unique, strong password to keep would-be intruders guessing. •  Beef up your authentication.  If your user name, which is often your email address, and a password is all it takes to access your accounts, your defenses are relatively weak. Two-factor authentication—your password plus something that only you have, such as a one-time code that is sent to you as

part of the log-in process—provides much stronger protection. • Freeze your credit file. This prevents identity thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name because the lenders won’t be able to access your credit record. Since some landlords and employers also check applicants’ credit records, freezes can also stop fraudulent attempts to get jobs or rent apartments using your identity. Contact the three major creditreporting agencies—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—to request a security freeze. You can lift the freeze anytime you need to and reset it. In some situations, you may be able to do this free;  otherwise, there will be a small fee.

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