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OPINION

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RESTRUCTURE CUSTODIAL CARE & LAW ENFORCEMENT assessed.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The article authored by Scott Herhold (Mercury News, Local News Section, page B1, January 8, 2017) entitled “Sheriff Should Be Replaced in 2018” presents the case for finding a suitable candidate for the Office of the Sheriff. The reality is that the election of a new Sheriff needs to be part of solving an issue addressed by the “Blue Ribbon Committee” which was assembled to look into the circumstances resulting in the alleged 'beating death of Michael Tyre by three correctional officers (November 2015). The 'Blue Ribbon Committee examined and made recommendations about several issues (Complaint Processing, Inmates Fund, etc.). An offshoot of the Blue Ribbon Committee began dealing with operational policies, procedures, and most importantly, alternatives to incarceration. Alternatives to incarceration will require that the Superior Court of the County of Santa Clara be engaged and involved. Especially if a variety of Behavioral Health Services programs are implemented in lieu of jailing an individual who will not require traditional 'protective custody'. The outcomes may be a significant reduction of operational costs along with 'social costs' heretofore not

Herhold's article leaves out one important proposal: Should the Sheriff be an appointed professional employee who reports to the Board of Supervisors? Or the County Executive? This option needs to be placed on the public policy table because there is no way to perform a timely performance evaluation on any elected official. This responsible position merits being a 'paid professional member of the law enforcement community' who reports to an appointing authority. The current arrangement of having an 'elected Sheriff' is a major part of the challenge being faced by the County as 1) a new jail is being planned, funded, and will be constructed; 2) changes are happening which need to be implemented in order to rehabilitate inmates considered good candidates for rehabilitation and/or therapy; 3) these changes must be considered, evaluated and accepted by the Superior Court whose judicial proceedings must begin to issue sentences which involve mental health therapies and behavioral health programs. In the future judicial system actual incarceration of very dangerous criminals will become the ultimate option. In addition, the entire operations of the OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF need to have a Citizen's Oversight Commission whose purpose is to perform authorized monitoring of all aspects of law enforcement and

custodial services. At present, the taxpayers continue to pay the cost of operations without ever receiving any independent performance reports or evaluations. Progressive changes cannot happen when there is no official data permitting informed discussions. Creative solutions never occur where ignorance exists. The present practices of the Office of the Sheriff is to not release information about its operations. In fact it was a graph attached to a Realignment Program report that revealed data about inmates. The report concerned inmates from the California State Correctional Department, which, under Federal Court mandate, began to send their state prisoners home to county jails to relieve their very crowded state prison environments. Under the leadership of former Mental Health Director Nancy Pena, a selection paradigm was developed. It was under this paradigm that only selected state prisoners who were: a) non-violent; b) not drug-addicted and c) non-sexual offenders were eligible. This Realignment Report presented aggregated data which did not violate any individual prisoner's privacy, which is the excuse usually used to not provide any information about the County Jails. That graph revealed that of 3,800 county jail inmates, 50% (1,900 inmates) were Hispanics; 14% (532) were African Americans, and 2% (76) were Asian Ameri-

cans. So jails in Santa Clara have 66% persons of color as inmates, much like county jails or federal prisons throughout this nation. Some months ago, EO noted that the Coroner Medical Examiner reported to the Office of the Sheriff. In my mind this amounted to a conflict of interest in that any information about any autopsy of an inmate who died while in 'protective custody' could be 'strategically delayed'. Is that what happened when that female inmate died in the Women's Jail at Elmwood? I would suggest that the Medical Examiner report to the Department of Public Health. SCVMC need not be an option because on rare occasions it may have a conflict of interest. In addition, at one time the Correctional Department, which is responsible for custody services did not report to the Office of the Sheriff. Their custodial services also need to be monitored by a Citizens Oversight Commission. Now 'Why should a Citizen's Oversight Commission' look over the shoulder of the Sheriff and the Correctional Department? Constituents have a right to know that responsible accountability exists. As a IPA Citizens Advisory Committee, I learned that only 4% or fewer of police officers were involved in over 90% of incidences such as rude behavior, inappropriate use of violence; etc. This IPA monitoring and oversight operation balanced to some degree the practices of SJPD

Internal Affairs. It promoted development of a comprehensive incident reporting system which enabled implementation of 'mental health crisis intervention skills'. Tools like the tazer were adapted which reduced the use of hand guns. I recommend that SCC's Board of Supervisors look into 1) having the Sheriff be an appointed executive employee; 2) Assess and authorize 'Citizen's Oversight Commissions' for the Office of the Sheriff and the Correctional Department; and 3) initiate the necessary County Charter changes removing the Sheriff as an elected official and establishment of an 'appointed Sheriff' as a County executive/ employee. Remember that an elected official is never really evaluated except by being replaced during the next election. There are and will be 'custodial care' incidents which need timely reviews. Things will never be improved or mitigated until the public knows what is going on in a timely manner. There is no way to quickly replace any elected official so if the Sheriff had been a professional employee, I am certain that the Michael Tyree case alone would have been enough to replace Sheriff Laurie Smith some time ago. If this county is to implement 'alternatives to incarceration' along with other improvements, now is a good time to restructure those departments which are responsible for 'law enforcement' and custodial care.

Con Trump, la verdad sigue cambiando

Arturo Hilario El Observador El miércoles 11 de enero, el presidente electo Trump tuvo su primer conferencia de prensa desde que gano las elecciones presidenciales del 8 de noviembre. Esta fue la primera conferencia de prensa en seis meses. Seis meses enteros en que no tenia que decir nada sobre preguntas de periodistas, y aunque la gente y los medios preguntaban sobre sus planes y mas reciente quien iba a escoger para su gabinete, prefería mandar tweets y ocultarse en su hotel en Nueva York, antes su domicilio lujoso, ahora Trump Tower es casi edificio del gobierno. En su conferencia de una hora, entre otras cosas hizo comentarios sobre el precio de los aviones de combate, desacuerdos con el país de China, que 'quizás' Rusia estuvo detrás del infiltración de el DNC, y cómo él tiene gente grande que hará "cosas tremendas". Que cosas? No se aclaro en

una hora. Hablando de muchas cosas y tomando varias preguntas de los medios, se aclaro muy poquito. No sabemos quien en verdad pagara por su muro, o que será el reemplazo de Obamacare/Affordable Care Act. En mi propia vida nunca he escuchado la falta de estructura y planificación de un Candidato Presidencial entrante como esta semana. Mientras que la lista de 'gabinete fantasma' de Hillary salió a luz esta semana, prácticamente terminada con selecciones hace meses, la administración de Trump ha estado tratando frenéticamente de encontrar un gabinete completo para reemplazar al de el Presidente Obama (quizás la ultima vez que lo llame “presidente”). Este grupo está compuesto por personas de todas las partes de la "ciénaga" que Trump prometió “escurrir”. Pero siguen los problemas. Estos pedazos de él, los tweets y esta conferencia por

ejemplo, son muy probablemente su personal. Nos han dado una mirada retorcida e inexacta en los pensamientos de la nueva administración. Tenemos las altavoces de Trump, Kellyanne Conway diciendo cosas que a veces pueden entrar en conflicto con un Tweet o una promesa anterior en la campaña electoral. El gabinete esta semana en su audición de confirmación en general contradecía a lo que dice y a dicho Trump. Lo bueno de esto es que podría dar esperanza a lo que realmente sucederá en esta versión de la casa blanca. Pero es probable que este equipo desequilibrado podría ser la nueva “normal” para administración de los estados unidos para los próximos 4, o 8 años. Los presidentes y su personal deben ser una entidad para ayudarnos y guiar a nuestro país. Es verdad de que en realidad, su poder no solo los permite cambiar nuestro estatus económico, y cada problema que nuestro país

pueda tener, pero no cambia que la administración presidencial debe ser un grupo en quien confiamos. Cuando hablan deben ser graciosos y asegurarse de que sus comentarios se hacen con el pensamiento. Representan nuestro país al mundo, y representan los sueños y orgullo de nuestro país. Ahora que tenemos que vivir en un país Trump, es importante usar a nuestras propias voces, todos los ciudadanos y los que no son también, y estar atentos a las acciones y palabras de nuestros líderes. Sólo puedo esperar que el futuro de esta nación contendrá todavía el derecho a la libertad de expresión, a la prensa a hacer su trabajo sin que nuestro presidente se niegue a contestar nuestras preguntas Pero miren. Las ultimas palabras que uso el futuro presidente uso para los ciudadanos de su país?: “You're fired”.

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Una guía en tiempos difíciles Casi tres décadas como enfermera me dan la perspectiva para sentirme orgullosa de lo que hemos crecido en el gremio, pero también para reconocer que ningún avance es suficientemente rápido y que aún tenemos mucho por hacer para lograr más diversidad en esta profesión tan digna y relevante para la sociedad. Aunque los hispanos somos el 17 por ciento de la población de los Estados Unidos, sólo el 3.6 por ciento de las enfermeras o enfermeros certificados son latinos, menos de la mitad que otras minorías como la afro americana. Por Angélica Millán Especial para La Red Hispana Como una de las pioneras en el campo de enfermería entre la comunidad latina de Estados Unidos, con frecuencia se me acercan las jóvenes y los jóvenes estudiantes de esta increíble carrera profesional para pedirme consejos sobre cómo superar los retos, las dificultades y cómo alcanzar lo que todos anhelamos: el éxito profesional y personal.

Cuando miro hacia atrás me doy cuenta lo importante que es tener el soporte de la familia --padres, hijos o cónyuges- para una carrera que exige de los estudiantes compromiso, dedicación y entrega. También habría sido muy útil contar con un mentor que me sirviera de guía para orientarme y encontrar los recursos a mi alcance. En la década de 1990, el campo de la enfermería contaba con pocos estudiantes o enfermeros certificados latinos y muchos

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de nosotros éramos los primeros en la familia en asistir a la universidad. No fue nada fácil, en especial nos sentíamos sin la preparación suficiente para las clases o para asuntos sencillos como para organizar nuestro tiempo y esfuerzo. Los estudiantes latinos padecíamos además de la escasez de becas financieras, por lo que muchos teníamos que trabajar y estudiar para costear la carrera, que idealmente debe ser un proyecto de tiempo completo. A veces pienso que era como una tormenta perfecta que se anteponía para logar nuestros sueños. Para apoyar a nuestra comunidad, la A sociación Nacional de Enfermeras Hispanas (NAHN) desarrolló por ello un programa de mentores, integrados por enfermeras y enfermeros, así como profesionales de la salud que buscan ayudar a nuestras nuevas generaciones a navegar la carrera de la enfermería hasta llegar a un puerto seguro. Haber contado con un mentor habría hecho una gran diferencia en mi vida

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y en mi carrera. Ahora muchos jóvenes pueden contar con su propio mentor como soporte y guía para completar sus estudios de manera exitosa. Más de medio millón de empleos de enfermería estarán disponibles en los próximos años. Uno de ellos puede abrirte las puertas a la realización personal, profesional y al éxito económico. Si la vocación de servicio corre por tus venas, esta puede ser tu gran oportunidad. Y no estás sola ni sólo, el apoyo está más cerca de lo que te imaginas. *Angie es ex presidenta de la Asociación Nacional de Enfer mera s Hispana s (NAHN), completó una licenciatura y maestría en ciencias de la enfermería y actualmente cursa estudios de doctorado. Tiene a su cargo la supervisión del cuidado de salud de 50,000 niños como Directora Enfermera del Departamento de Servicios Médicos para Niños en el Condado de Los Angeles.


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EDUCATION

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NIÑOS MEXICANOS SE UNEN AL PROGRAMA DE DESARROLLO DE NIÑOS Y JÓVENES EN BAJA CALIFORNIA.

Fear Holding Back Students of Color Veronica Carter Public News Service SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A study done by youth researchers cites fear as a major barrier to wellness for students of color. Youth of color represent the fastest growing segment of the United States' child population, and, according to America's Promise Alliance, fear and less access to opportunities place this group at an increased risk for poor health. Linda Sprague Martinez, a research fellow with the Center for Promise, says young researchers in five large cities talked to people of their own age to find out what makes them afraid.

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Jeannette Warnert Universidad de California El nuevo Club, similar al Club 4-H en los Estados Unidos, se constituye en México gracias al apoyo de la Universidad de California. Glenda Humiston, vicepresidenta de la División de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de California, y Manuel Valladolid Seamanduras, titular de la Secretaría de Fomento Agropecuario del gobierno mexicano en el estado de Baja California, firmarán unmemorando de entendimiento el próximo 20 de enero en la Secretaría de Fomento Agropecuario en el ejido Sinaloa de la ciudad de Mexicali, Baja California, México. El Programa de Desarrollo de niños y jóvenes 4-H es responsable de los clubes o grupos en los que se combinan actividades prácticas (aprender haciendo) y se fomenta la colaboraciones entre niños y adultos voluntarios para ayudar a los miembros del club a desarrollar las habilidades y destrezas que los ayudarán a triunfar en la vida. “Los niños de México necesitan nuestro apoyo para identificar y enfocarse en las cosas que los apasionan, necesitan de todo nuestro apoyo para convertirse en ciudadanos responsables que contribuyan al beneficio de sus comunidades”, dijo Lupita Fabregas, asesora del Programa de Desarrollo 4-H para niños y jóvenes y Directora asistente de Diversidad y Expansión de 4-H en el Estado de California. “4-H y la Universidad de California cuentan con décadas de experiencia en el Desarrollo de Niños y Jóvenes y estamos comprometidos a apoyar a nuestros vecinos mexicanos en este nuevo proyecto que sin duda beneficiará a los niños y jóvenes que participen en él”. Humiston fue miembro de 4-H cuando era joven y acredita al programa el haberle permitido una exitosa vida profesional, incluyendo su participación como voluntaria en la organización Peace Corps (Cuerpos de

Paz), el haber obtenido su doctorado en UC Berkeley, así como el haber desempeñado un papel en la administración de los presidentes Bill Clinton y Barack Obama. La doctora Humiston es ahora la lideresa de la División de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales en la Universidad de California (UC Agriculture and Natural Resources).

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The top answers were police interaction, community violence, lack of food, drug use and not enough access to college. Sprague Martinez says racism also was also cited.

neighborhood that's a difficult choice to make because there could be a number of hazards that I would run into, or violence that I might experience just from moving from one side of the community to another side of the community," she explains. The research was done in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Paul and Denver. Sprague Martinez says the answers were very similar in each city. She maintains media coverage of violence isn't always balanced. "We have a lot of shootings and violence that don't make the news in terms of what we hear, so if we use only what makes the news as kind of our thermometer around community violence, we miss a lot, particularly in communities of color," she explains. Sprague Martinez says fear and stress can have a negative effect on the body, leaving young people and adults alike at greater risk of chronic disease.

"If I'm going to cross over from my side of the neighborhood to another side of the

“Yo quisiera motivar a todos los niños y jóvenes mexicanos a encontrar un lugar como 4-H para trabajar junto con adultos voluntarios, obtener experiencia práctica y conocer su propio potencial”, manifestó Humiston. “Este histórico acuerdo permitirá que niños y jóvenes de México se beneficien de un programa con más de 100 años de experiencia, que ha tenido un tremendo éxito en los Estados Unidos. Los Clubes 4-H en México sin duda contribuirán a edificar las relaciones académicas, científicas, tecnológicas y culturales entre México y California a favor del progreso de la juventud”. El nuevo club similar al 4-H en la comunidad del Ejido Sinaloa en Mexicali tendrá acceso a dos invernaderos que pertenecen a la Secretaría de Fomento Agropecuario de Baja California, donde cultivarán pepinos y tomates mientras aprenden acerca de la ciencia del suelo, irrigación, educación de nutrición y otros componentes de las ciencias agrícolas. Michelle Dojaquez de la Secretaria de Fomento Agropecuario es la responsable del nuevo Club en Mexicali, ella contará con el apoyo de estudiantes voluntarios de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Los niños miembros del Club también aprenderán diferentes habilidades de liderazgo y se espera que adopten un nuevo y más activo papel en sus comunidades, postulándose para elecciones en su club, mejorando sus habilidades para hablar en público y elaborando reportes de su trabajo. El éxito de este programa es el equipo que se ha formado entre la Universidad de California, la Secretaria de Fomento Agropecuario en Baja California, la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, los alumnos y padres de familia de la Escuela primaria Ignacio Allende.

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SEEKS TO HIGHLIGHT ETHICAL BUSINESSES

BBB announces ‘call for entries’ for annual Torch Awards for Ethics competition

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, 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, Torch Awards winners will be qualified to enter the 2017 International Torch Awards for Ethics.

The Torch Awards for Ethics competition was created to honor companies that demonstrate their commitment to trust and marketplace ethics. The award embodies Better Business Bureau’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

All qualified businesses are encouraged to apply. Applying for the 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics is free, and the application process is completely online and easy to navigate.

The winners of the 2017 Torch Awards have the unique opportunity to receive public recognition for their commitment

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU QUIERE DESTACAR NEGOCIOS ÉTICOS

BBB anuncia llama para entradas para la anual competencia Premios Antorcha para la Ética ¿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 2017 si ha estado en negocio por lo menos 3 años. El negocio no tiene que ser acreditado por BBB, pero debe estar en buen estado con BBB y tener al menos una BBB calificación de “B” 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 locales, los medios de comunicación y la comunidad académica. Los candidatos serán juzgados en seis categorías – desde liderazgo y comunicación hasta recursos humanos y compromiso con la comunidad. Los ganadores de los Premios Antorcha 2017 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, y tienen 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 2017. BBB se anima a todos los negocios calificados a aplicar. Aplicar para los Premios Antorcha para la Ética 2017 es gratis, y el proceso de aplicar es en línea y fácil de navegar. ¿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 2017, aprender más sobre la competencia o nominar un negocio, visite go.bbb.org/sf-torchawards. La aplicación está abierta hasta viernes, el 7 de abril de 2017, a las 5 pm PST.

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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 can enter the 2017 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.

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MUCHOS CON COVERED CALIFORNIA REDUJERON SU CUOTA MENSUAL PARA EL 2017

“Estoy muy contento. Bendito Dios estoy en control y mi médico de cabecera me ha ayudado a que no se me convierta en diabetes”, agregó Rosales, quien diariamente toma 5 pastillas preventivas.

Casi la mitad de los consumidores pueden obtener un plan por menos de $100 mensuales, con copagos y deducibles bajos.

De acuerdo con nuevos datos emitidos por Covered California, el 78 por ciento de las personas que renuevan su póliza podrían pagar menos de lo que están pagando si cambian su compañía de seguro.

Yurina Melara Covered California Muchas personas que actualmente tienen seguro de salud a través de Covered California, como Rogaciano Rosales, se están dando cuenta que si cambian su plan pueden reducir su cuota mensual. En el caso de Rosales, quien pagó $68 al mes durante el 2016 por su plan de salud, este año pagará únicamente un dólar. Rosales admite que aún no lo cree.

“Me dijeron que sólo enviara un dólar y ya lo hice. No sé qué va a pasar”, dijo Rosales, incrédulo del cambio y quien por cambiar de compañía aseguradora podrá ahorrarse 804 dólares en el 2017. Sus ingresos y su nivel de cobertura se mantienen igual. Rosales podrá quedarse con su doctor de cabecera y tendrá acceso a casi la misma red de hospitales y especialistas que antes. Desde hace dos años, él visita a su doctor cada tres meses para evitar que la pre-diabetes le avance.

“Covered California ha construido un mercado competitivo donde los consumidores están en control y los planes de salud están compitiendo por su negocio”, dijo Peter V. Lee, director ejecutivo de Covered California. “L os consumidores que compran y se cambian a un plan de bajo costo en el mismo nivel de metal están ahorrando más de $450 anuales”, agregó. Lee añadió que los consumidores pueden visitar a los mejores doctores y hospitales en el Estado.

JANUARY 13-19, 2017 La fecha límite de inscripción es el 31 de enero. Quienes se inscriban antes del 15 de enero obtendrán cobertura de salud a partir del 1 de febrero. Para más información visite www.coveredca. com/español o llame al centro de servicio al 1-800-300-0213. En cifras • 1.3 millones de californianos están en el proceso de renovar su cobertura de salud. • Más de 250,000 son nuevos clientes. • 49 por ciento pueden obtener un plan Silver que cuesta menos de $100 mensuales. • 195,000 personas, o 17 por ciento de los miembros de Covered California, pueden v isitar a su doctor por un copago de solamente $5 con deducibles anuales de $75 por un individuo y $150 por una familia. El deducible solo aplica cuando se recibe atención hospitalaria.

Children's Advocates Push Back on ACA Repeal "It's important that any changes are done intentionally and responsibly," he said. "Over 60 percent of California kids rely on MediCal and Covered California for their coverage, so any changes that happen could have a ripple effect throughout the entire system."

Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES – on Tuesday January 10th, children's advocates petitioned members of Congress from California, asking them to look at the possible fallout from ending "Obamacare." The group, Children Now, along with nearly 700 other organizations, contacted state lawmakers in Sacramento in December, urging them to protect the program in California. Now, they're making the same appeal to Congress. Mike Odeh, director of health policy for Children Now, says kids are particularly at risk when they, or their parents, don't have health coverage, and the state needs to be prepared for whatever happens.

Odeh says their ultimate message is that healthy children become more productive adults, with studies showing them more likely to graduate, go to college and even earn more money. Last week, Republicans introduced a budget resolution that includes instructions for repealing major parts of the Affordable Care Act. Edwin Park, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says the major concern is that there's little in place to replace the embattled healthcare program, which might throw the healthcare and insurance industries into turmoil if the repeal is sudden. "The most critical aspect is that there is no replacement plan, that replacement would happen at some subsequent point, assuming there even is a replacement plan," he explained. A report by the Urban Institute suggests repealing even portions of the law will leave almost five million Californians without health insurance. Over a ten-year period, it says the state could also lose more than $160 million in federal funding for health coverage.

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DOWNTOWN Family Features When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. Instead of letting the winter chill get you down, warm your body and heart with dishes that are both comforting and delicious. After all, there is no better time to satisfy your cravings for feel-good favorites than during the cold winter months. These mouthwatering winter recipes will not only help warm you up, but create a loving family dining experience that everyone can enjoy. When serving up hearty winter recipes, such as a savory Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese or delectable Ham and Gouda Quesadilla, there’s no better way to satisfy the craving for wholesome comfort food than with cheese and its wide range of offerings. From mild cheddar and mozzarella to Mexican, Swiss, American and more, every chunk, slice and shred is pure, creamy goodness that transforms family recipes into something truly memorable.

PULLED PORK GRILLED CHEESE Servings: 6 Sandwiches: ​3 ​pounds pork shoulder ​Barbecue Sauce (recipe below) ​4 ​tablespoons Borden Butter ​1 ​loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread, sliced ​16 ​slices Borden Cheese Singles Sensations Extra Sharp Cheddar Barbecue Sauce: ​2 ​tablespoons Borden Butter ​1 ​medium yellow onion, diced ​1 ​jalapeno, diced (optional) ​1 ​cup ketchup ​1/2 c​ up brown sugar ​liquid smoke, to taste To make sandwiches: Heat smoker to 210 F.

HAM AND GOUDA QUESADILLA Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 1 ​ t​ easpoons olive oil 2 ​1 ​small onion, thinly sliced ​2 t​ easpoons Dijon mustard ​1 ​flour tortilla (10 inches) ​2 s​ lices deli ham ​8 ​dill pickle rounds ​1/2 c​ up (2 ounces) Borden Cheese Gouda Shreds In small, nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Stir in onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions become tender and golden brown. Spread mustard on one half of tortilla. Top with ham, onions, pickles and cheese; fold uncovered part of tortilla over filling to form semi-circle. Cook quesadilla in dry skillet over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cheese is melted. Cut into four pieces and serve.

Smoke pork shoulder 3-5 hours, until internal temperature reaches 150 F. Remove and wrap in aluminum foil. Refrigerate overnight. Remove excess fat from pork. Using two forks, shred remaining meat into large bowl. Mix in Barbecue Sauce. In skillet or griddle, brown two slices of buttered sourdough bread over medium heat. Place slice of cheese on each piece of bread. Top with oneeighth of pulled pork mixture, second slice of cheese and another slice of buttered bread. Turn sandwich over when bottom slice has browned and brown other side.

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Tip: Use prepared pork shoulder in place of smoking pork. To make Barbecue Sauce: In medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions until soft; stir in jalapenos, ketchup, sugar and liquid smoke. Bring to boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 1 hour, or until sauce has thickened to desired consistency. Tips: To make sweeter sauce, add more sugar. To make spicier, add more jalapenos.

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IMMIGRATION IN 2017 UNDER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION By Raul Ray, Esq. W ith the inaug urat ion of Pre sidentElect Trump around the corner, there is tremendous anxiety in immigrant communities across the country on the future of immigration in the USA. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to ramp up enforcement of our immigration laws, go on a border wall building spree and make Mexico pay for it and for good measure deport everyone who can’t prove they legally belong here. Yes, once Trump is in office, the nation can expect to see stricter enforcement policies in all areas of immigration and not just border issues. We could see possible changes at some point on how the U.S. State Department process visa applications for those who seek to enter the USA legally, how the Department of Homeland Security processes benefit applications including green cards and naturalization and how the government ends up dealing with undocumented immigrants living in the country for a long time with no criminal history, and who are put into removal proceedings only because they entered the USA illegally. For now, it’s all speculation. While nobody knows exactly what Trump plans do with immigration in 2017, and beyond, undocumented immigrants are encourage to explore any opportunities still available to them, including applying for immigration benefits if they are eligible to do so and seeking legal advice and assistance with deportation. Gen. John Kelly, Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, did say during his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, that law-abiding undocumented immigrants would "probably not be at the top of the list" for deportation. And just last month, Trump told Time maga z i ne t hat " We’re goi ng t o work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.” So there is some hope that DACA will not be shut down by Trump and therefore

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undocumented aliens with DACA status should continue to apply to renew their DACA status and not forego this opportunity out of anxiety and fear.

Thousands of Muslims striving to come to America can cancel their plane tickets at noon January 20. The largest immigrant cohort to the U.S., Mexicans, legally and illegally in the U.S. can start looking over their shoulders at noon January 20 because most are “criminals” and “rapists.” Some Americans including Donald J. Trump think this is true.

Despite Trump’s rhetoric about deporting ever yone who is undocumented, that would be wishing thinking and simply impractical. Our already overbooked and over extended immigration court system would even be further extended, if the government foolishly tried to immediately deport millions of people.

On any given day 14 percent of America’s 324,000,000 people, are not natural born United States citizens; that’s 42 million people. Informed people estimate 11-million plus – one in four - are illegally here. President-elect Trump has stated on Fox News (Bill O’Reilly program) that there are many more.

Still those with criminal convictions need to take Trump’s threat of deportation very serious and definitely should be exploring, if they haven’t already done so, possible post-conviction relief with both criminal attorneys and immigration attorneys who are experienced and knowledgeable with these cases. Until Trump clarifies his policies and priorities as far deporting those with a criminal history, it wouldn’t be crazy to believe that even someone convicted of petty theft could be looking at being deported back to their home country.

Contrary to candidate Trump’s inference that all illegally present people snuck across an “open” Mexican–US border, many actually entered the country legally through airports.

Nevertheless, it’s important for undocumented immigrants to know that they have due process rights, and can f ight their deportation in immigration court. They can apply for immigration relief that, depending on their eligibility and the circumstances of their case, could possibly lead to not only beating their deportation but also obtaining law f ul per manent resident status as well.

President-Elect Trump declared early on that he would first prohibit all Muslims -tourist and immigrant – from entering the United States, then he shifted to “extreme vetting” of Muslims. The President does not need Congress to impose “extreme vetting” – problem solved. Vet them extremely.

F i n a l l y, u ndo c u ment e d i m m ig r a nt s detained by ICE should not agree to be removed from the USA or sign any ICE paperwork giving up their right to challenge their deportation in immigration cour t. If you or a family member are detained by ICE, immediately seek legal assistance from an experience and reputable immigration attorney or non-profit agency providing immigration services. We will continue to keep you apprised on the very latest immigration news around the country For more information please feel free to contact Raul Ray, Attorney at Law, at Law Offices of Raul Ray, (408)279-5793, 1671 The Alameda, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126. Email: raylawfirm@aol.com.

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Many, as many as 40 percent of those illegally here arrived holding visitor or business visas - some with official legal work visas (H1B/ H2B). They are from many countries. When the 1986 immigration reform act’s (IRCA) amnesty provisions were implemented, much to everyone’s surprise – many of the 3.2 million amnestied were from 149 countries other than Mexico.

When recently asked what his immigration plans were for Muslims in light of an attack on Germans by an alleged Muslim terrorist, President-Elect Trump said: "You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right. 100 percent correct. What’s happening is disgraceful…It’s an attack on humanity. That’s what it is. An attack on humanity and it’s got to be stopped.” The vast, overwhelming majority of people illegally here are not violent criminals. Nonetheless, for violating immigration laws, they are constantly looking anxiously over their shoulders. If Trump really goes after “criminals” he won’t deport many because there aren’t anywhere near Trump’s numbers. Reality, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics repor t s that it s Nationa l Ag r icultura l Farmworkers Survey (NAWS) concludes that half – 48 to 52percent -- of all (2.5 million) farmworkers in the U.S. may be illegally here, thus working illegally.

A lmost 20,000 Border Patrol and ICE agents ravenously look at working field hands knowing so many are provably here illegally. Federal courts, however, prohibit farm, field and street sweeps by agents (U.S. Constitution’s 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments). If Donald Trump wants to make meaningful changes in current immigration, he needs Congress which is specifically mandated by the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8, “To establish an (sic) uniform rule of naturalization (immigration)… Problem #1 – as it appears that at least one in ten illegally present people are critical farm workers that put food on our tables, a way to legalize is a must… simplify the existing H2B agricultural worker program. Make it employer-based using a new applicant data base at American consulate web sites. Congress can do this in a week. Problem #2 – illegal entrants and workers outside farms are felt throughout the country; some are dangerous felons, convicted, imprisoned and/or ordered deported, this “class” might number between 600,000 and one million. The federal government with help from local law enforcement can roundup these criminals for immediate deportation. President Trump can do this without Congress under existing law. Problem #3 – we need an employer-based multi-year work permit system for people in country now that do not have serious misdemeanor or felony convictions. Only Congress can do this. Problem #4 – as to those brought here as minor children, Congress can legalize them – with conditions - immediately. Only Congress can do this. Problem #5 – To enable the government to find visa-over stayers, private industry can bid to develop a visa system that includes GPS, chips and other technological advances (a credit card-like card?) … A hefty reward or prize would pay for developing the system. Trump, Congress and private business can do this together. Problem #6 –develop and put into place an instantaneous credit card company managed E-verify system to come online when these other suggestions are in place. Only Congress can do this. Some Trump supporters might object to some of these suggestions but if they sincerely want President Trump to solve our immigration problems, they must agree that solving the problems can only be done by the new President and Congress -- not public rallies, boisterous chants and fake news on the Internet, Breitbart and Twitter.


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Community members should know that the local government is preparing to provide immigration aid. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Estephany Haro El Observador As the days get closer for President Obama to pass on the Oval Office to president-elect Donald Trump, some cities are preparing to bring protection to immigrants. San Jose presented a plan on Tuesday at the City Hall to provide “safe spaces” for immigrants in San Jose. The plan was approved on a 9-1 vote. “The Santa Clara County supervisors agreed to invest about $1.5 million over two years toward legal aid for undocumented immigrants in danger of deportation by the incoming administration,” according to the Mercury News. Jose Romero, a Mexico native who has lived in the Bay Area for 15 years says he feels safer knowing that the City of San Jose is opting measures to keep the immigrants safe. “It feels good to know that our mayor is doing something to protect us,” Romero said. Part of the plan approved includes a communications campaign aimed to educate the immigrant community on their rights by providing information through hotlines, text messages and social media as well as creating safety plans. Creating safe spaces in libraries and “easing restrictions to allow churches to provide sanctuary to undocumented residents if deportation sweeps occur,” is also another part of the plan, per the Mercury News. However, some residents in San Jose are still fearful of what will happen to them after president-elect takes the office in a few days. “It’s tough to think about what’s going to happen, especially when your children are scared and it’s hard for them to understand that everything will be alright,” said Susana Ortiz, who is undocumented and has been living in San Jose for 11 years.

Bertha Solano arrived to the United States 16 years ago with four children, since then, she has worked up to three jobs to raise her children. However, she was laid off from her job of eight years, and since then her children have been providing for their household. “My three oldest children have DACA and our lives become dependant of this program,” Solano said. “I am not working at the moment because I got laid off and our family is able to have a roof over our heads because of my kids that are able to work with their work permit.” Solano’s sons applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in 2013 and since then they have been able to go to school and work with the work permit that was given through the program. “If Donald Trump removes DACA I don’t know what we will do, the only reason why they’re able to work is because of that program,” Solano said. President-elect promised during his campaign that he would remove DACA, prompting fear amongst “Dreamers”. However, even though the City of San Jose will provide help for immigrants, Romero said that he’s still worried about his future, “We don’t know how much hatred he has towards us and the extent he’s willing to go,” Romero said. His wife, Rosa Romero is also uncertain of her future but she said she’ll use all the resources available to her. “If they’re there for us then we have to take advantage,” Romero said. Earlier in December, the San Jose Police Department reaffirmed to the community that authorities will not cooperate with federal authorities to implement new immigration policies. San Jose has long be known as a Sanctuary City, as has San Francisco in the North Bay.

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OXNARD, Calif. - Community groups from Oxnard showed up at a California Energy Commission hearing this week to voice their concerns about a proposal to build a fourth gas-fired power plant in their city.

The Energy Commission, appointed by the governor, plans to hold more hearings before its final decision in May.

Despite its accolades for developing energyefficient jobs and policies, California's lower-income communities often accuse the state of using them as dumping grounds for toxins and dirty power plants, to support more aff luent areas. Lucas Zucker, policy director with the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), says there's a disconnect between the state's clean-energy rhetoric and what he sees in his community. "California is leading the way, transitioning to clean energy," he said, "and yet here in Oxnard, all we see are more fossil-fueled power plants." Local residents' David-and-Goliath effort pits them against a Fortune 500 company, NRG Energy, which says the plant will

NRG Energy also runs the Mandalay Bay and Ormond Beach Generating Stations, and is proposing the new plant at the current Mandalay Bay site. McGrath Peaker, another facility in Oxnard, is run by SoCal Edison. Zucker says the Oxnard plants run on natural gas, which doesn't create quite as much pollution as coal-fired power plants - although with four in the neighborhood, that's little comfort. "Whether you would want your kids breathing burning coal or burning methane is like asking whether you'd want your kids drinking water contaminated with arsenic or with lead," he quipped. "One might be a little better than the other, but ultimately, both are harmful." He notes that 85 percent of Oxnard's residents are people of color, and the city already ranks above the 90th percentile for asthma rates in California.

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Notificación de Intento de Adoptar una Declaración Negativa Mitigada

Projecto de Mejoramiento del Habitat Acuático del Tramo Superior 6 del Río Guadalupe De acuerdo con el Acta de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA) (Código de Recursos Públicos de California Secciones 21000 et seq.) y las Directrices de CEQA (Título 14, Código de Regulaciones de California, Secciones 15000 et seq.), se preparó un Estudio Inicial del Proyecto de Mejoramiento del Habitat Acuático del Tramo Superior 6 del Río Guadalupe para evaluar los impactos ambientales. Basándose en el Estudio Inicial, se ha determinado que una Declaración Negativa Mitigada (MND) es el nivel apropiado de revisión. Ésta es una notificación de Intención de adoptar una MND para este proyecto de acuerdo con las Directrices del CEQA Sección 15072. Título del Proyecto: Proyecto de Mejoramiento del Habitat Acuático del Tramo Superior 6 del Río Guadalupe.

TILIKUM’S DEATH REMINDER OF PROBLEMS KEEPING ORCAS IN CAPTIVITY Logan Pollard California News Service SAN DIEGO -- Animal welfare advocates are calling for full public access to the official cause-of-death report in the passing of one of SeaWorld's oldest and most infamous orca whales, Tilikum, who died on Friday January 6th. Over the years, Tilikum was linked to the deaths of two trainers and one trespasser, and his life in captivity was the subject of the controversial 2013 documentary, "Blackfish". SeaWorld said he had been ailing, but Dr. Naomi Rose, an orca biologist with the Animal Welfare Institute, said Tilikum's life in a tank was doomed long ago. "Tilikum has been dying, if you will, for quite some time - years really, when you look at it that way," Rose said. "He's definitely broken some records in terms of longevity in captivity. And so, in one sense, it should have been totally expected, but still was a shock." A statement from SeaWorld said, "Tilikum passed away ... surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock, world-class care." But Rose said no amount of care could make up for the animal being kept in a facility only a fraction of his natural habitat. Orcas in the wild often live to age 70; Tilikum, who lived longer than many in captivity, was only

around 36. Rose said orcas and certain other large, wide-ranging carnivores - such as polar bears and big cats - are ill-suited to captivity. She said the natural pattern for ocas is to travel over thousands of miles. "SeaWorld's whole complex is less than .0001 of a percent the size of the natural home range," she said. "And when you put them in that kind of space, it's harmful to them. It's harmful to them physically, and it's harmful to them psychologically." Rose said that one of Tilikum's lasting legacies is that trainers no longer do "water work," that is, they don't get into the water with the orcas. But she said she would like to see a paradigm shift away from treating these complex and majestic creatures like circus acts. "Public display of these animals, keeping them in captivity, is part of the problem, not the solution, when it comes to their conservation," Rose said. SeaWorld said Tilikum was being treated for a bacterial lung infection, but an official cause of death is pending. A full statement from the Animal Welfare Institute on Tilikum's death is available at awionline.org/content/awi-statementresponse-death-seaworld-orca-tilikum.

Tilikum, the orca who died late last week, lived most of his life at SeaWorld. Photo Credit: Christian Benseler

Descripción del Proyecto: El propuesto proyecto sería implementado en dos fases, separados por alrededor de tres años. Durante la Fase 1, el Distrito vaciaría porciones del canal superior 6 durante la temporada seca y colocaría 1,160 yardas cúbicas (CY) de grava en dos lagunas de río localizadas entre el Puente de West Virginia Street y el Puente Union Pacific Railroad. Después de colocada la grava durante la Fase 1, el Distrito va a monitorear y analizar las condiciones geomorfológicas y biológicas en el área del proyecto por alrededor de tres años o hasta que ocurra un evento de flujo de cauce (intervalo de recurrencia = 1.5 años o más). Si los resultados del monitoreo demuestran que la colocación de la grava en el tramo superior 6 es sostenible y beneficioso para el habitat acuático, el Distrito implementaría la Fase 2 del proyecto, que consistiría en vaciar el río entre el Puente de Virginia Street y el cruce de la Interestatal-280, colocando 3,000 CY de grava adicionales en cinco lagunas profundas, y colocaría 200 CY de grava para rellenar los huecos entre las rocas existentes localizadas en el área de transición del tramo superior 6/3C. Localización del Proyecto: Tramo Superior 6 del Río Guadalupe en San José, CA. Tramo 6 está localizado en el cruce del Union Pacific Railroad y el cruce de la Interestatal-280 del río. Revisión Pública: El Borrador del MND estará disponible para revisión pública de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. en días de semana en el Edificio de la Central del Distrito (5700 Almaden Expressway, San José, CA 95118) comenzando el 15 de enero, 2017. Una copia del Borrador MND estará disponible también en el escritorio de referencia de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana, 921 South First Street, San José, CA 95110. El Borrador MND también se puede acceder en línea en el: http://www.valleywater.org/PublicReviewDocuments.aspx. El período de comentarios públicos sobre el Borrador MND se cierra a las 5 p.m. el 14 de febrero, 2017. Contacto: Los comentarios sobre el Borrador MND deben someterse vía correo o electrónicamente, antes de las 5 p.m. El 14 de febrero, 2017, a: Santa Clara Valley Water District Attention: James Manitakos 5750 Almaden Expressway San José, CA 95118 Para más información por favor contacte a James Manitakos al (408)630-2833, o por correo electrónico a: jmanitakos@valleywater.org.


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NO SE ENCONTRÓ IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Y NOTIFICACIÓN DE INTENTO DE PEDIR LA EMISIÓN DE FONDOS Enero 13, 2017 Oficial Certificante: Harry Freitas – Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-535-7800 (Harry Freitas) Correo Electrónico: harry.freitas@sanjoseca.gov Entidad Responsable: Ciudad de San José – Departamento de Viviendas Persona de Contacto: Eric L. Calleja Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-975-2650 Correo Electrónico: eric.calleja@sanjoseca.gov Estas notificaciones satisfarán dos requisitos separados pero relacionados en procedimiento para las actividades que tomará el Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José.

Activists with the Sierra Club's Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign are stepping up efforts to fight oil and gas pipelines given Donald Trump's intentions to increase fossil fuel development. Photo Credit: EarthTalk

EarthTalk Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss Many different interest groups are worried about what Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House will mean for their causes, but perhaps none are as concerned as environmental and climate activists. The new administration has vowed to gut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cancel the carbon-busting Clean Power Plan, and pull out of the landmark Paris climate accord. And environmentalists are bracing for attempts by the new White House to lift off-shore oil and gas drilling moratoria and re-start the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects across the nation’s heartland. In the face of these likely assaults, what are plans to counteract Trump’s anti-green moves? The Sierra Club kicked things off in December by projecting a huge image of rising seas and the words “Don’t Trump the planet” onto the side of the Trump Building on Wall Street in New York City. The group has attracted more donors in the weeks since Trump’s election than in the previous four years, and is focusing in the short term on derailing Scott Pruitt as Trump’s pick to head the EPA. The Sierra Club has also kicked its Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign into high gear, given Trump’s hints that he would try to green light more oil and gas development projects. Sierra Club activists have helped organize and staff protest camps along the proposed route of the Sabal Trail Transmission, an oil and gas pipeline slated to cross through sensitive natural habitats in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Meanwhile, 350.org, an advocacy group committed to building a global grassroots climate movement, has pledged to spend January fighting to derail Trump’s anti-environment cabinet picks. The group organized a “nation-

al day of action” on January 9, targeting key Senators who say they recognize the threat of climate change, but haven’t yet come out against Trump’s EPA nominee Scott Pruitt and other climate change deniers in the cabinet. 350.org is also delivering petitions to the Trump transition team signed by tens of thousands of Americans opposing Pruitt as well as Exxon’s Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State nominee. Come spring, 350.org hopes to turn out 500,000 or more sympathizers at the People’s Climate Mobilization, a march on Washington, DC scheduled for April 29, 2017. Another way activists are rallying support for the environment is by ramping up efforts to get universities across the country to divest from fossil fuel investments. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network is organizing student walkouts at college campuses across the country on January 23 “to resist and reject the climate denial” of the incoming Trump administration. Indeed, Trump’s very antipathy towards environmental regulations might be just the kind of spur needed to get people excited about environmental and climate activism. Let’s not forget that memberships, funding and influence swelled for green groups when another conservative Republican, George W. Bush, moved into the White House in 2000; groups like the Sierra Club leveraged this backlash to successfully lead the charge against the development of dozens of new emissions-spewing coal-fired power plants at the time, sparing the nation a huge carbon burden down the line. Activists hope to build on this type strategy in leveraging the support of the vast majority of Americans for increased environmental protections and greenhouse gas emissions cuts to convince the Trump administration to do the right thing.

PEDIDO DE EMISIÓN DE FONDO en el día 30 de enero, 2017, Harry Freitas, Director de Planificación Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de la Ciudad de San José, autorizará al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José a someter un pedido al Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de U.S. (HUD), para emitir hasta $2,000,000 de los fondos del Block Grant para el Desarrollo de Comunidades (CDBG) bajo el Acta de 1974 de Viviendas y Desarrollo de Comunidades, Título I, Parte 24, Sección 570, Ley Pública 93-383, 88 Stat. 633, 42 U.S.C 5301-5321, como fue enmendada, a tomar un proyecto conocido como “Villas on the Park”. El propósito de este proyecto es adquirir tierras para desarrollar un complejo de apartamentos de seis plantas y 78-unidades, con 12 espacios de estacionamiento fuera de calle, y espacio comunitario. Además, el desarrollador del proyecto (Affirmed Housing) aplicará para Vales Basados en el Proyecto de la Sección 8 (PBVs) a través de la Autoridad en Viviendas del Condado de Santa Clara. Villas on the Park, estará localizado en aproximadamente 0.355 acres en el 278 N. 2nd Street en San José, California. NO SE ENCONTRÓ IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Harry Freitas, Director del Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de la Ciudad de San José, ha determinado que el proyecto no tendrá impacto significativo en el ambiente humano. Por consiguiente, una Declaración del Impacto Ambiental bajo el Acta de 1969 de la Política Ambiental Nacional (NEPA) no es un requisito. Información adicional sobre el proyecto se encuentra contenida en el Registro de Revisión Ambiental (ERR) archivado en la División de Planificación de la Ciudad de San José, 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113 y puede ser examinado o copiado en días de semana de 8:00 A.M a 5:00 P.M. COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS Cualquier individuo, grupo, o agencia puede someter comentarios escritos sobre el ERR al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José (atención Eric L. Calleja), 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113. Todos los comentarios recibidos hasta el 28 de enero, 2017 serán considerados por la División de Planificación de la Ciudad de San José antes de autorizar el pedido de emisión de fondos. Los comentarios deben especificar a cuál notificación se refieren (ya sea a que No se Encontró Impacto Significativo o al Pedido de Emisión de Fondos) CERTIFICACIÓN AMBIENTAL La Ciudad de San José le certifica al HUD que Harry Freitas en su capacidad como Director de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos, consiente a aceptar la jurisdicción de las Cortes Federales si alguna acción se aplica para hacer cumplir las responsabilidades en relación al proceso de revisión ambiental y que estas responsabilidades sean satisfactorias. La aprobación de la certificación por el HUD satisface sus responsabilidades bajo NEPA y leyes y autoridades relativas y permite al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José a usar los Fondos del Programa. OBJECIONES El HUD aceptará objeciones a la Entidad Responsable (RE) Al Pedido de Emisión de Fondos y la Certificación Ambiental por un período de quince días después de la fecha de sumisión especificada arriba o la fecha de recibimiento del pedido (la que sea más tarde) solamente si se basan en lo siguiente: (a) la certificación no fue ejecutada por el Oficial Certificate del RE; (b) El RE ha omitido algún paso o fallado en hacer una determinación o hallazgo requerido por las regulaciones del HUD al 24 CFR parte 58 o por las regulaciones del CEQ al 40 CFR 1500-1508, como sea aplicable; (c) el RE ha omitido uno o más pasos en la preparación, finalización o publicación de la Evaluación Ambiental o el Estudio del Impacto Ambiental por el 24 CFR Subpartes E, F o G de la Parte 58, como sea aplicable; (d) el beneficiario de los fondos u otros participantes en el proceso de desarrollo ha comprometido fondos para actividades no autorizadas por 24 CFR Parte 58 antes de recibir los fondos y la aprobación de la certificación ambiental; (e) otra agencia, federal, estatal o local ha sometido un hallazgo en escrito que el proyecto no es satisfactorio desde el punto de vista de la calidad ambiental. Las objeciones deben ser preparadas y sometidas de acuerdo con los procedimientos requeridos (24 CFR Parte 58, Sección 58.76) y se deben dirigir al Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de US, Desarrollo y Planeamiento de la Comunidad a: One Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104-4430. Los Objetores en Potencia deben contactar al HUD para verificar la fecha del último día del período de objeciones. Harry Freitas, Oficial Certificante Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de la Ciudad de San José


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AVISO A LOS CONTRATISTAS GENERALES Charities Housing, por cuenta de Recovery Café San Jose, recibirá ofertas selladas hasta el 10 de febrero a las 3pm a 80 S 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112, para una instalación y proyecto de renovación de la cocina comercial a 80 S 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Proyecto financiado con Community Development Block Grant y sujeto a los requisitos federales Davis-Bacon. El Contratista General deberá cumplir con la Sección 3 de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de 1968 (12 U.S.C.17IOU) que requiere preferencia para contratar a residentes de bajos y muy bajos ingresos de San José. Se recomienda encarecidamente que las mujeres y las empresas de propiedad de minorías se apliquen. INSTRUCCIONES A LOS LICITANTES: Los documentos del contrato, dibujos y especificaciones pueden ser vistos / obtenidos en línea a través de un enlace Box. Envíe un correo electrónico a wsov@charitieshousing.org para recibir una invitación en línea al enlace de la caja. •Obligatorio reunión previa a la licitación/ paseos: viernes, 13 de enero a las 1pm-3pm o martes, 17 de enero a las 10am-12pm a 80 S 5th St, San José, CA •Apertura de la oferta: el 10 de febrero a las 3pm a 80 S 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Preguntas: Kathy Robinson (408) 550-8311

Buscamos costurero(a) que conozca sobre una o ambas costuras (overlock, flatlock, coverstitch y tela de corte mayor) en una maquina de coser industrial. Nuestro taller de costura esta localizado en Campbell, CA. Se requiere horario flexible y con disponibilidad. Seria beneficioso pero no es requerido hablar inglés. Para aplicar hable al 408-370-3954 pregunte por Marci. Gracias. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305015 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh. Petitioner Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh aka Thuy Huynh Thi Mong Truong to Thuy Huyn Truong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in

the county of Santa Clara. January 11, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Melodi Nadine Molano. Petitioner Melodi Nadine Molano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melodi Nadine Molano to Melanie Nadine Okada. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 6, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304997 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Candace E. Riggs (Angelo). Petitioner Candace E. Riggs (Angelo) has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aiden Z. Angelo-Norman to Aiden Z. Riggs-Norman. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304991 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In

the matter of the Petition of: Swarn Lata. Petitioner Swarn Lata has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Swarn Lata to Swarn Lata Aul. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304981 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Rafael Rodriguez Rodriguez. Petitioner Rafael Rodriguez Rodriguez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriel Rodriguez to Gabriel Rodriguez Ruiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304778 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias. Petitioner Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Javier Otoniel Castro Arias to Elmer Javier Mendez Castro.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Huizhen Yao. Petitioner Huizhen Yao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huizhen Yao to Jane Huizhen Yao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 11, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624109 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mio Productions 1090 Lincoln Ave S100 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Jose Bernardo Herrera 1090 Lincoln Ave S100 San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/02/2001. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of

a crime.) Jose B Herrera January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624767 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Victor Gardening Service 510 Saddle Brook Dr. #324 San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara County. Victor Vilchis 510 Saddle Brook Dr. #324 San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/30/2012. “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 Vilchis January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/27/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624737 The following person(s) is (are) doing business G S A Trucking 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Gurinder Singh 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/08/2007. “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.) Gurinder Singh January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624913 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CLS LDA Office 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd #100 Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. Caroline Le Shin 8088 Wells Ave Newark, CA 94560. 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

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declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Caroline Le Shin January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304573 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Shun Zu Chen. Petitioner Shun Zu Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shun Zu Chen to Angela Shunzu Chen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304451 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Anayancer Rodriguez. Petitioner Anayancer Rodriquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luisa Odili Perez Rodriguez to Luisa Odili Medina Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304789 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Zahra Dadras Toosi. Petitioner Zahra Dadras Toosi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zahra Dadras Toosi to Tannaz Z. Dadras Toosi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 03, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304575 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ali Afsari-Nejad. Petitioner Ali Afsari-Nejad has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ali Afsari-Nejad to Sam Cohan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304120 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Trang Vo. Petitioner Trang Vo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Vo


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to Jessica Kerk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 16, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303949 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: FNU Sarayu Rangarajan. Petitioner FNU Sarayu Rangarajan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. FNU Sarayu Rangarajan to Sarayu Rajan Lozano. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 13, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624985 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Americas Matress 2550 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County. 800 Main Land, LLC2550 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/03/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Rafael Ramos President January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/03/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303649 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran. Petitioner Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vigneshkumar Bhaskaran to Vignesh Kumar Bhaskaran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 07, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304441 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dinna Domenique Tzonev. Petitioner Dinna Domenique Tzonev has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dinna Domenique Tzonev to Dina Domenique Tzonev. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 27, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304146 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aneta Parjaszewski. Petitioner Aneta Parjaszewski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aneta Sylvia Parjaszewski to Aneta Sylvia Pariaszevski. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304363 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Saysamone Bounpheng. Petitioner Saysamone Bounpheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aneta Saysamone Bounpheng to Joy Tu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application

of: John Lindauer III and Lena Suhaila. Petitioners John Lindauer III and Lena Suhaila have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Addison Ezri Lindauer to Aria Ezri Suhaila Lindauer. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302943 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ronald Eric Buckelew and Carolyn Diane Kosten Buckelew. Petitioners Ronald Eric Buckelew and Carolyn Diane Kosten Buckelew have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alina Claire Buckelew to Alina Cathlyn Buckelew. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Nov. 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623814 The following person(s) is (are) doing business San Jose Neighborhood Recycling 717 South First St. San Jose, Ca 95110, Santa Clara County. Maria Alicia Munoz 732 South

Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a limited partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. 11/01/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct,” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Alicia Munoz General Partner December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624721 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Calderon Tires & Wheels 504 Emory Street San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara County. LR Tire and Wheel Group, Inc. 504 Emory Street San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I 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.) Rosalio Calderon Jr President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624722 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Calderon Tires & Wheels 798 South Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. LR Tire Group, Inc. 798 South Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gustavo Calderon President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 6247357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Shell Shock 124 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Shell Shock 124 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thuy Ta President December 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/14/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302899 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amelia Rios Dorado For Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr. Petitioner Amelia Rios Dorado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr to Isaac Rios . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 18, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304303 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Yue Xu. Petitioner Yue Xu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yue Xu to Catherina Yue Xu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/28/2017

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS

at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304141 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng. Petitioner Lavinia JuYoung Bahng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng to Julia JuYoung Wong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304259 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile. Petitioners Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Ruwayda Keldek Mohamed to Ruwayda Mohammed Ahmed b. Hibaq Keldek Mohamed to Rayaan Mohammed Ahmed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once

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a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh. Petitioners Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoon Seo Oh to Judy Yoonseo Oh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624056 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JJ Nail Care 259 Race St San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara County. Tung Hoang Bui 481 Pocatello Drive San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/04/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tung Bui December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/06/2016


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Join your fellow community members and the San José Office of the Independent Police Auditor to kick-off an 18-month project to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement in our city. Come share your thoughts about the challenges and propose solutions to keep building a stronger and safer San José. This FREE EVENT will include a welcome by 49er's CEO Jed York and the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo. The Independent Police Auditor, Walter Katz, Chief Edgardo Garcia, and Community Advocates, will present in panels. Community members will have the opportunity to raise concerns and propose solutions in facilitated breakout sessions. The objective and purpose is to LISTEN t o lo c a l cit i z en’s c onc er n s; t o have a conversation; to become informed about the challenges of being a SANCTUARY CITY; Neighborhood safety and security challenges; etc. If San Jose is to be a successful SANCTURARY its constituent’s concerns are of great interest; will inf luence public policy; establishment of two-way dialogue is essential. Your participation will help the City of San Jose, its IPA; its Police Force to successfully make San Jose a ‘safe and secure’ place for each and every resident. Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 9:00am

Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all attendees. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Independent Police Auditor, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, San José Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the general support of the San Francisco 49ers. DATE AND TIME Sat, January 21, 2017 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST LOCATION Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116 Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/office-of-theindependent-police-auditor-12422807164 *This is a ‘public ser v ice infor mation promotion contributed by El Observador Publications, inc. (EO-establsihed 1980) and El Observador Foudation, Inc. (established 1983) EO prides itself about being a source of factual, truthful and useful information to its readers. EO contends that an informed citizenry is the first step towards being prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.

MONSTER TRUCKS ​ ucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, L Holt McCallany star in the upcoming “Monster Trucks”, coming to theaters anuary 13, 2017. ​ ooking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), L a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

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PAVELSKI, BURNS, JONES, AND EARTHQUAKES TO HOST OPEN DEBOER NAMED ALL-STARS TRYOUT ON JANUARY 29

Captain Joe Pavelski, defensemen Brent Burns, goaltender Martin Jones, and Head Coach Peter DeBoer will be heading to LA for the NHL All Star Games on January 29th. Photo Credit: San Jose Sharks / sjsharks.com

San Jose Sharks / sjsharks.com SAN JOSE - The National Hockey League (@ NHL) announced today that San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) forward Joe Pavelski (@ jpav8), defenseman Brent Burns (@Burnzie88), and goaltender Martin Jones have been named All-Stars for the 2017 Honda NHL AllStar Game, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA, on Jan. 29. Head Coach Peter DeBoer has also been selected to coach the Pacific Division All-Star team. The game will take place at 12:30 pm. PST and be broadcast in the United States on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports). Burns, 31, currently ranks first in goals (15) and points (39), and is fourth in assists (24) amongst NHL defensemen. More so, his 39 points ranks seventh overall amongst all NHL skaters. Burns currently paces the NHL with 160 shots, and leads the Sharks in time on ice, averaging 24:45 per game. Burns has recorded 462 points (156 goals, 306 assists) and 549 penalty minutes in 837 career NHL games with Minnesota and San Jose. This is his fourth career All-Star Game appearance (2011, 2015, & 2016), and his third as a member of the Sharks.

points (523) in Sharks franchise history. This is his second career All-Star Game appearance (2016) Internationally, Pavelski has represented team USA in the World Cup (2016-silver medal), Olympics (2010-silver medal, 2014), and World Championships (2009). The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Plover, Wisconsin, was originally drafted by the Sharks in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. Martin Jones, 27, is in his second season as a starting goaltender, ranks third in wins (20), and ninth in goals-against average (2.22) amongst all NHL goaltenders with at least 10 starts. In 134 NHL games played, Jones has a career goals-against average of 2.19 and .919 save percentage. This is his first career All-Star Game appearance. The 6-foot-4 native of North Vancouver, British Columbia was acquired by San Jose from Boston on June 30, 2015.

Burns represented and won gold with Team Canada in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Coach Peter DeBoer has led the Sharks to a record of 24-14-2 this season, which leads the Pacific Division.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Barrie, Ontario, was originally drafted by Minnesota in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. He was acquired by San Jose via trade in June 2011.

DeBoer has a record of 287-244-85 in 616 games coached in the NHL (SJS, NJD, FLA), and has gone 28-18 in two playoff appearances, both of which ended in Stanley Cup Final appearances.

The 32-year-old Pavelski is T-13th in points (37) and tied for seventh with seven gamewinning goals across the NHL. Amongst all Pacific Division skaters, Pavelski ranks tied for fifth in goals (15), sixth in assists (22), and third in points (37). He is tied for first on the Sharks in goals and second in assists, points, and shots (134) - trailing only Brent Burns in all of the above.

In the 2015-16 season, his first as the team's head coach, DeBoer guided the Sharks to the first Western Conference Championship and Stanley Cup appearance in the franchise's history. This is the second time in DeBoer's coaching career that he has led a franchise to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with the team; he also did so with New Jersey in 2012.

Pavelski has scored 281 goals and 319 assists in 765 games, all for San Jose. "Pavs" ranks second in goals, third in assists and third in

DeBoer was named the eighth head coach in San Jose Sharks franchise history on May 28, 2015.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Tuesday December 20th, that the club will host an open tryout on Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2017. The tryout will take place from 8 PM - 1 PM. PT at San Jose City College, located at 2100 Moorpark Avenue in San Jose. Participants will have the opportunity to make the Earthquakes' First Team or affiliate Premier Development League side Burlingame Dragons FC. The tryout will consist of three heats, which will each last 90 minutes, with the players competing in round robin scrimmages. Scouts from the Earthquakes and affiliates will be onsite to evaluate players. A maximum of 200 participants will be allowed to try out. In order to sign up, players must be 18 years or older and no longer in high school. Each participant

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must also show proof of identification at the event. Trialists currently playing in college must check with their respective schools to confirm a professional tryout would not affect eligibility. Registration is $150 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Earthquakes Community Fund. In addition to the opportunity to make the Earthquakes or Dragons FC roster, each participant will receive a Quakes branded water bottle, drawstring bag and ticket voucher to an Earthquakes home game in 2017. All interested participants should register online. Registrants will receive information about their heat information the week of January 23. Online registration can be found at eventbrite.com/e/san-jose-earthquakes-opentryout-tickets-30476191108.


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McDonnell Hall Designated National Historic Landmark

East San Jose Building Was Meeting Place of Cesar Chavez and Labor Activists

LA LEYENDA DEL VIERNES 13 Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Durante más de setecientos años el día Viernes 13 se ha considerado como un día de augurios perniciosos, misteriosos y hasta funestos. Desde los primeros albores de la era cristiana, los obispos de Roma temerosos que algún día claudicaran sus juicios y dictámenes, tomaron la decisión de aniquilar a todo aquel que tuviera ideas contrarias a lo establecido por los valores religiosos que ellos profesaban. Siglos más tarde, hombres de ciencia, grandes letrados y filósofos, formaron <<La Orden de los Templarios>>, organización que aún no revela del todo grandes secretos sobre la parte humana del Mesías. En la época medieval el Vaticano se vio en aprietos porque los caballeros del temple habían propagado su poder y creencias por toda Europa. En el siglo XIV, varias monarquías del viejo continente habían caído presas del infortunio, la austeridad comenzó a ahondar en sus arcas y eran amenazadas también por el Imperio Otomano y el Sultanato de Turquía, entonces los templarios comenzaron a facilitarle préstamos a los reyes y a los nobles, obteniendo dividendos y de paso inventando el mundo de los banqueros y economistas. Al observar Clemente V (Papa de 1305 a 1314) como avanzaban las obras de los templarios, como esparcían sus dominios y como ganaban aliados, entonces, con la

ayuda del rey Felipe IV de Francia, decidieron formular una maquiavélica idea para exterminarlos a todos y para ello fraguaron un plan que les serviría de cuartada a la hora de llevar a cabo tan despiadada faena. El 11 de septiembre de 1307, Clemente V comenzó a enviar misivas a toda Europa, en ella se llamaba a todos los guardianes de la iglesia a que estuvieran preparados para realizar una gran obra en nombre de Dios, al mismo tiempo se les pedía que abrieran los sobres el día viernes 13 de octubre. Al amanecer de ese día las cartas fueron abiertas y en ellas Clemente V, proclamaba que “había tenido un sueño revelador”, una visión en la cual el mismísimo Creador le pedía que extirpara a los templarios de la tierra porque eran hechiceros malignos, ensalmistas y sodomitas de juicio apóstata, que denigraban su creación, por ello debían ser quemados en la hoguera. Aquel día se inició la cacería de brujas y miles de personas fueron calcinadas, mutiladas y salvajemente asesinadas. Aquella abominable matanza fue ejecutada por motivaciones económicas y políticas. Se usó a la religión como carnada de una forma maligna e infame. Por aquella gran masacre del día viernes 13 de octubre de 1307, debido a la agonía de los miles de hombres que fueron asesinados en esa fecha, por ello se considera de mal augurio el viernes 13, especialmente si es viernes 13 de octubre.

Photo Courtesy: By W.J.Pilsak (ex de:Datei:Freitag.jpg) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/ fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

McDonnell Hall was once the Community Service Organization, where Cesar Chavez began his ascent as a community organizer and leader. Photo Credit: Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Chapel, also known as McDonnell Hall, the East San Jose meeting place where Cesar Chavez first learned community organizing, has become a National Historic Landmark. The announcement was made on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, by Sally Jewel, U.S. Secretary of the Interior. McDonnell Hall is one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks that will be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 2020 East San Antonio Street in the East San Jose Mayfair Neighborhood, once called Sal Si Puedes (get out if you can), the building serves as the parish hall for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and is owned by the Diocese of San Jose. McDonnell Hall is nationally significant for its association with such key figures as Cesar Chavez, Fred Ross Sr., Herman Gallegos and the Rev. Donald McDonnell, an activist priest after whom the hall is named. It was home for the Community Service Organization whose work helped to spur the emergence of Cesar Chavez as a community organizer, civil rights leader and labor rights leader between

1952 and 1962. Santa Clara County commissioned the National Historic Landmark nomination under the leadership of Board President Dave Cortese and Supervisor Cindy Chavez. In partnership, the City of San Jose provided a grant to fund architectural analysis in support of the nomination. “Giving McDonnell Hall this designation is a testimony to the important civil rights work that started here in the 1950s and continues here today,” said Board President Dave Cortese. The nomination was championed by the late Rev. Deacon Salvador E. Alvarez, who led a broad coalition of stakeholders until he died in 2015. His wife, Sylvia, and daughter, Serena, continued to lead the efforts. “McDonnell Hall is hallowed in the vein of other great American historical sites,” Alvarez once said. “Hallowed by the virtue of ordinary individuals who undertook necessary struggle and sacrifice for social justice and civil rights and who did it nonviolently and led by faith.”


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ALEXA, THE KILLER APP

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Shelly Palmer The superstar of CES® 2017 was not a car, or a robot, or even a TV; it was Alexa Voice Service (AVS), the software that allows you to control compatible devices with your voice. Various reports estimated there were 700–1,100 Alexa-controllable products at the show. I can’t verify the number, but “and it works with Alexa” was the running gag at CES. The familiar Amazon/Alexa logo seemed to be everywhere. Why Alexa Is “The” Killer App The 1960s vision of living in George and Jane Jetson’s house has not been realized at scale. While it is possible to build a smart home where everything from the window shades to the television to the HVAC are self-aware and work in a perfectly balanced AI-controlled, automated way, in practice, it’s just too hard to accomplish. Devices really don’t talk to other devices, at least not in meaningful ways. This is especially true if you try to mix devices from different manufacturers. The IoT industry has been waiting for a killer app, an app like Apple Homekit or Google Home, but neither of those has delivered on the promise of a “grand unified smart home universe.” Enter Alexa … the Killer App for IoT. If we learned anything at CES this year, we learned that anything that can be connected to Alexa will be connected to Alexa. Which truly changes everything! Creating interoperable technology is not an evolutionarily stable strategy for most IoT manufacturers. The margin is in the ecosystem, not in any particular piece of hardware. However, by adding AVS functionality to a device, the device instantly becomes pseudo-interoperable. Voice control is the killer, unifying app for IoT, and at the moment, Alexa is the biggest name in voice control. What Makes a Device Alexa Compatible? Smart devices are controllable (mostly with apps). If there is an app to control your smart device, it is most likely quite

easy to build a “skill” for it. Skills are apps that allow AVS to take the place of the manufacturer’s app and directly control the smart device. So you could say, “Alexa, tell Crestron I’d like to read in the bedroom” (for your Crestron) or “Alexa, set downstairs thermostat to 70 degrees” (for your Iris Smart Home System), and even though Crestron and Iris have nothing to do with one another, you can control them both with your voice. Anything That Can Be Connected Will Be Connected Amazon is also making AVS available to other manufacturers, so Alexa will soon be built into many other systems and devices. Smartphones, cars, appliances, pretty much anything with a microphone and a speaker can be AVS enabled. There Is Room for Improvement It’s early days. Alexa is awesome for controlling independent things. Things that would not, in other circumstances, talk to one another. But your thermostat has no idea what other smart devices are in the house and neither does Alexa. Is the smoke alarm or CO2 sensor or motion sensor or security camera or water leak detection alarm activated? Alexia (a plurality of Alexas) have no way of knowing. At the moment, its control is limited to on/off commands and a few simple, one-way instructions. There is a huge opportunity for Amazon to add an intelligence layer to AVS or to let other companies create them. When a little Machine Learning or other type of intelligence is added into these self-assembling Alexacompatible ecosystems, we’re going to live in a Star Trek universe, not George Jetson’s. And then … Google Home, an Echo competitor, works with a completely different set of protocols and has different wake words. Alexa has a head start, but Google is very likely to catch up quickly.

An Echo in the living room and Google Home in the kitchen and hijinks ensues! Will you need to learn to speak Alexa and speak Google and speak Siri and speak Cortana (even if you don’t work for Microsoft)? There will be room for a meta-service (or a translator) here somewhere. Just How Dangerous Is Alexa? The “Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.” If you’re wondering how Alexa works and just how dangerous it is, I explored that last week in “Just How Dangerous Is Alexa?” What’s Next? Uses for AVS and Alexa are limited only by our imaginations. It’s easy to see the value of voice control in so many ordinary situations. That said, there are social, moral and ethical considerations that will have to be addressed. If you teach a 5-year-old to speak to Alexa, will you have to reverse English syntax to engender civility? Alexa is the wake word. So you can’t say, “Thank you, Alexa” when Alexa performs a task; you have to say, “Alexa” (to wake it back up), “thank you.” It’s English, but not really how you want to teach a child to respond. “Here’s a candy bar.” “Dad, thank you.” It looks OK in print, so go ahead and say it out loud: “Reader, thank you.” About Shelly Palmer Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's onair tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb.


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