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OPINION

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HAS THE 'TWO PARTY SYSTEM' FAILED?

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Middle Class (work force, professional, skilled and unskilled), have essential needs which are not being addressed by either of the two major political parties. The Democratic and Republican Parties spend most of their resources in efforts to attain power and influence. Is it time to have the current “Two political Party governance system' modified by a Third Political Party having enough constituency support to eliminate the ability of either Democrats or Republicans from ending up with full control of the White House, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives? This Independent Third Political Party might easily become the representative of the 100 million current constituents who are not at any governance conference table today. Would not having full control improve the likelihood that debates, deliberations and negotiated compromises would begin to happen despite the impact of well funded special interest's lobbyists? Would a Three Political Party system facilitate the crafting of urgent legislation? Especially when one of the three political parties represents the interests of “We, The People”. Here is what is not being de-

bated: HAS THE TIME COME TO HAVE A THREE PARTY SYSTEM IN AMERICA? This may apply to both federal and local state governments. The Libertarian (Gary Johnson), Green (Jill Stein) and Peace and Freedom (Gloria Estella de la Riva) parties need to confer to establish a way to become the 'Third Political Party which prevents any one having 'total' control. Will that force elected official to debate, deliberate, and negotiate when defining public policy and crafting legislation? That would be better than the gridlocked 'do nothing' U.S. congress since 2010. California's State Assembly today has a Democratic Party supermajority which may not serve the best interests of its working class constituents. The same holds true nationally where the Republican Party has ended up, as of Friday January 20, 2017 with the White House and both the House and U.S.Senate. In light of this nation's experience since 2010, the conservative Republican Party with its majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives became the 'do nothing Congress'. This enabled the Republican leaders to sustain a practice of being against any proposal made by President Obama, despite merits of proposal such as nomination of the 9th Supreme Court Justice as stipulated in the U.S. Constitution. President Obama did his job as CEO; the U.S. Senate, dominated by the Republican Party, did not. After Friday. January 20, 2017, the Republicans will be in a position

Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Quedará grabada en los libros de historia la hazaña, sin precedentes en la historia de este país, que significó la elección del primer presidente afroamericano. La llegada de Barack Obama a la Casa Blanca en 2009 trajo consigo un alud de esperanza y cambio, y fue un claro reflejo del avance en las relaciones raciales en Estados Unidos. En su despedida en Chicago, la ciudad que fue cuna del movimiento político que lo llevó a la presidencia contra todos los pronósticos, Obama advirtió sin embargo que la permanencia de las heridas raciales constituye una amenaza para el futuro de la democracia más longeva del planeta. “La raza sigue siendo una fuerza potente y con frecuencia divisiva en nuestra

to approve any Supreme Count Justice proposed by President Trump. The projected impact is that the U.S. Supreme Court will be very conservative for the next 30 years. Since 2010 the U.S. Congress has been gridlocked in that the Republican majority in both the Senate and the House enabled the execution of a practice of VOTING NO to every program proposal made by the first African American elected Chief Executive Officer and Commander in Chief, Barack Obama. So the Obama Administration had to accomplish what it could using the existing law and regulations already passed by the U.S. Congress. Think of the next two years as being comparable to the time the Obama Administration's had the support of a Democratic Party majority in both chambers of the U.S. Congress. It was during that time that the 2010 Affordable Care Act (aka: Obama Care) was enacted. It received only Democratic Party votes. During 2009-10 an opportunity was missed by Democratic Party strategists: Comprehensive Immigration Reform could have been on their agenda. This may indicate there was insufficient support within the Democratic Party itself at that time. The Obama Administration had the votes to enact the 2010 ACA (aka. Obama Care). So Immigration Reform has languished since 2010 because Republicans have been in control of the U.S. Senate and House since 2011.

Now, California has a Democratic Governor (Jerry Brown) and a Democratic majority in both chambers: The State Senate (which has 5 Latino Senators) and State Assembly (which has 19 Latino Assembly members). Will this 'one political party majority system' conduct the due diligence, debates, and necessary negotiations to craft and enact essential high priority legislation? CA may be required to underwrite its own CA version of Obama Care. Additional high priority matters are the education system (pre-K to postgraduate); its infrastructure, especially highways; its potable water allocation system which is antiquated (and past policies and practices would become moot when enough desalinization production powered by renewable energy source 'came into production' because CA invested in its future; and dealing with its own Environmental Protection Agency approach to dealing with Global Climate Changes and extensive droughts. CA needs to prepare for the day in 2050 when it will have 50 million residents (today's population is 34 million and growing in diversity). When the Trump Administration accomplishes some of its 'small federal governance proposals', then CA will have to do much without U.S. Federal dollars, despite the reality that CA contributes more tax revenues to the U.S. Treasury than any other state in this Union. CA must soon face its own 'unfunded pensions' obliga-

tions. The CA economy is the fifth largetst global enterprise which keeps employment levels very high. Its agribusiness must be ready to deal with the Trump inept approach to Mexico and its historic provision of skilled labor used by agribusiness and other industries. CA is probably the one state which may alone sustain its economy, diverse society, and its own ecosystem. Its diverse population can be depended upon to pay sales & income & property taxes; license fees and other sources of revenues. The challenge is to reveal all of its obligation in a transparent manner so that those accountable and responsible may be fully monitored. Today that is not the case and perhaps a Third Political Party may change a bipartisan dialogue to a conversation of three political representatives, one of whom represents 'We, the People.” The two political party system at the state level is not enough. A third independent participant having full presence and authority is necessary at both the federal and state levels. The Two Party Political System is showing its flaws and 'We, the People' must demand full representation. The present two political party system is not delivering fair and equitable services (or opportunities) to the working class. So let's evaluate having a Third political Party in our governance system. It may correct the current ineffective governance, especially at the federal level.

Adiós a Barack Obama sociedad. Ahora he vivido lo suficiente para saber que las relaciones raciales están mejor que donde estaban hace 10 o 20 o 30 años… Pero no están donde deben estar… Todos tenemos mucho qué hacer”, dijo. Es una reflexión pertinente conforme el país conmemora esta semana, no sólo la renovación de la democracia con la transferencia pacífica y ordenada del poder, sino el natalicio del líder de los derechos civiles, Martin Luther King, nacido un 15 de enero de 1929 en Atlanta, Georgia. El reverendo King no sólo fue un modelo de humanidad para una generación de afroamericanos anhelantes de justicia y trato igualitario bajo la ley, también fue una fuente de inspiración para Cesar Chávez y Dolores Huerta, líderes históricos de los derechos de los

trabajadores latinos del campo, muchos de ellos migrantes. En una de las salas del nuevo Museo Nacional de Historia y Cultura Afro Americana es evidente la conexión orgánica de la lucha entre estas dos minorías, que en muchos sentidos sufren vicisitudes similares, como la discriminación, un desempleo por encima del promedio nacional y bajas tasas de graduación universitaria. El 26 de mayo de 1963, en una gira previa a su legendario discurso de “Yo Tengo un Sueño” en Washington, King visitó Los Ángeles y dio un discurso ante miles de asistentes a Wrigley Field. Su mensaje fue una clara expresión de la coincidencia de intereses de clase entre afro americanos y latinos: “Queremos ser libres donde estemos, sea en Birmingham o en Los Ángeles”.

Tiene sentido por ello que muchos comparen las movilizaciones migratorias que iniciaron a mediados de la década pasada en todo el país por cientos de miles de latinos, incluidos indocumentados, pero también estadounidense de origen hispano de varias generaciones, con el movimiento de los derechos civiles alentado por King. Barack Obama deja el escenario y asciende el próximo presidente Donald Trump. Los retos para las minorías afro americana y latina siguen siendo similares. Son más cosas las que unen a estas comunidades que las que las separan. Tiene lógica pues que esa confluencia de intereses que inició hace más de medio siglo, se materialice en una agenda colectiva de justicia, dignidad y trato igualitario. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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EDUCATION

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ALEARN LAUNCHES CATALYST TO COLLEGE PROGRAM Designed to prepare high school students from underserved, low-income backgrounds for college admission and success in college gap – lots of children are being left behind and aren’t entering into college at the rate we need. I am pleased that ALearn is addressing this need.” Chris Funk, Superintendent of East Side Union High School District, said, “The Catalyst to College program on the Yerba Buena and Independence High School campuses changes the trajectory of these students’ lives by giving them skills, information and experiences that will get them into college and help them be successful there. The program also engages their family, which strengthens our community. The Catalyst to College program deepens our partnership with ALearn since 2009.” The announcement also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the organization’s founding. Over the past decade, ALearn has served over 9,200 students in 16 school districts. ALearn’s students graduate high school at a rate of 33% higher than

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SANTA CLARA, CA – ALearn, a Bay Area non-profit helping students from low-income, underserved backgrounds achieve math proficiency and college readiness, announced this week the launch of the Catalyst to College program, an intensive educational case management and mentoring program combining peer-to-peer support, college admissions preparation, and leadership development with a goal of getting students into college fully prepared. Catalyst to College was funded through a $500,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The launch of Catalyst to College follows a pilot of the 4-year program at East Side Union High School District’s Yerba Buena and Independence high schools, which began in August of 2016. Of the students enrolled in the pilot program, 41% are Latino, 34% Vietnamese, 12% Filipino, 7% Chinese, and 6% are Asian Indian, Cambodian or other Asian. Starting as rising sophomores and continuing through their first college semester, Catalyst to College engages and prepares high school students from lowincome, underserved backgrounds for college by creating a college-going culture on their high school campuses and providing them with a peer support system in high school and through college. The program is focused on developing students' attitudes, commitment, and skills, including problem solving and accessing resources. Catalyst to College students have fun preparing for college by visiting college campuses, learning about and accessing educational support resources, engaging in cultural experiences that previously were only available to wealthier students (e.g., San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor), and getting personalized

underserved Students of Color, and are college ready at 3 time s the rate of their district peers. Teachers attend ALearn’s innovative Professional Development program, benefiting 5x more students in their school-year classrooms. About ALearn ALearn’s mission is to deliver high-quality Math and College Readiness programs to low-income, underserved students, to increase their college aspirations and eligibility and to significantly raise their college-going rates. ALearn’s programs help close the achievement gap through rigorous programs and through “growth mindset," the belief that success can be achieved through hard work, dedication and resilience. For more information about ALearn, please visit www.alearn.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@ALearn4KIDS), Instagram (@ ALearn4KIDS), and LinkedIn.

support in writing college essays, and applying for college admission and financial aid. Kathryn Hanson, PhD, Founder and CEO of ALearn, said, “We are thrilled to launch the Catalyst to College program, which will help advance our mission of attacking the achievement gap of students from lowincome, underrepresented backgrounds by providing intensive college readiness support to students at critical points in their high school career and into college. We thank the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their generous grant to make this program possible, and for their continued support to ALearn since day one. As we reflect on the past ten years since ALearn’s founding, we are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved in delivering math proficiency and acceleration programs to Bay Area middle and high school students who need them most, and we look forward to building on that success by growing the organization into the next decade.” The grant marks the third time the Packard Foundation has given a grant to ALearn. In 2008, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation made an initial $30,000 grant, providing essential support to launch ALearn’s first programs for 6th-9th grade underserved students. Ned Barnholt, Alearn Advisor, said, “Education is the single most important thing we can do for our family, community, and our country. In Silicon Valley, there is an ongoing need for people with the right skills for the jobs of tomorrow. We have an opportunity

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HOW TO BUY YOUR POSTSEASON FOOTBALL APPAREL ONLINE for “off icial” gear and not delivering on promises. If you’re looking to buy postseason football apparel, follow these tips from your BBB:

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Better Business Bureau The Divisional Round is over, and four lucky football teams are heading to the Conference Championships this weekend. Then, on February 5th, two will move on to the Super Bowl! If you’re cheering one on and want to show it, you might be thinking of buying a hat or jersey online.

But buyer beware! Phony, lookalike websites touting “authentic” gear are all over the Internet, and it can be hard to tell which websites to trust. In 2016, consumers nationwide reported more than 400 counterfeit product scams to BBB Scam Tracker. There were also more than 2,600 online purchase scams reported, many of which concern illegitimate shops charging consumers

CÓMO COMPRAR SU ROPA DE FÚTBOL AMERICANO EN LÍNEA web falso, también pueden falsificar el Sello de BBB.

Better Business Bureau El “Divisional Round” ha terminado, y cuatro equipos de fútbol americano afortunados se dirigen al “Conference Championships” este fin de semana. Luego, en el 5 de febrero, ¡dos van a ir al “Super Bowl”¡ Si está animando a uno y quiere mostrarlo, es posible que está pensando en comprar un sombrero o una camiseta de fútbol americano en línea.

• Compre artículos deportivos que tengan licencia oficial. Usted puede encontrar mercancía auténtica con licencia y minoristas y revendedores oficiales en el sitio web oficial de la NFL o de su equipo favorito. Mercancía autentica siempre tendrá la ortografía, las fuentes y los colores correctos. Las etiquetas adjuntas suelen tener pegatinas de holograma, y no debe tener hilo suelto u otros dignos de mala calidad.

¡Pero tenga cuidado! Los sitios web falsos que afirman tener mercancía deportiva “auténtica” están por toda la Internet, y puede ser difícil saber en qué sitios web confiar. En 2016, consumidores reportaron más de 400 fraudes de productos falsificados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB. También se reportaron más de 2.600 estafas de compras en línea, y muchas de las cuales se refieren a tiendas ilegitimas que toman dinero de los consumidores para la mercancía “oficial” y no cumplen con las promesas.

• Esté seguro. Asegúrese de que el sitio web está seguro antes de ingresar cualquier información personal o financiera. Busque el “https”, donde el “s” significa “seguro”, y otras marcas de confianza. Los sitios web también deben tener una política de privacidad publicada. Trate de usar una tarjeta de crédito, ya que ofrecen más protección que una tarjeta de débito o prepago.

• Comience con confianza. Es mejor comprar en sitios web establecidos, como la tienda oficial de la NFL (nflshop.com), una tienda oficial de un equipo o un distribuidor autorizado. Si no está familiarizado con el negocio o el sitio web, búsquelo en bbb.org para ver su calificación, su historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. Si un sitio web muestra el Sello de BBB, haga clic en el para verificar que es legítimo o busque el negocio independientemente en bbb.org. Así como es fácil para los estafadores crear un sitio

• Tenga cuidado con sitios web falsos. Lea el sitio web cuidadosamente para cualquier error de gramática u ortografía. Busque la información de contacto, incluyendo una dirección física, número de teléfono y dirección de correo electrónico. Además, tenga cuidado con los precios que son demasiado buenos para ser verdaderos. Esto es una señal de alerta que el producto es falsificado. • Evite los mercados en línea. Cuando usted hace una compra a través de un mercado en línea, usted no puede inspeccionar el artículo o verificar su autenticidad antes de comprarlo.

• Start with trust. It’s best to shop on established websites, such as the off icial NFL shop (nf lshop.com), an off icial team shop, or an authorized reseller. If you’re unfamiliar with the business or website, look it up at bbb. org to see its rating, complaint history, and reviews from past customer. Even if a website shows the BBB Seal, click on it to verify that it’s legitimate or search for the business independently on bbb.org. Just as it’s easy for scammers to create a fake website, they can also fake the BBB Seal. • Buy sports merchandise that’s off icially licensed. You can f ind authentic licensed merchandise and off icial retailers and resellers on the off icial website of the NFL or your favorite team. Authentic apparel will always have the correct fonts, colors

and spelling, attached tags will usually have hologram stickers, and there won’t be any loose threads or other signs of poor quality. • Be secure. Make sure the website is secure before entering any personal or f inancial information. Look for the “ https”, where the “s” stands for secure, and other trust marks. Websites should also have a posted privacy policy. Try to use a credit card, as they offer more protection than a debit or prepaid card. • Look out for fakes. Read the website carefully for any grammar or spelling mistakes. Look for contact information, including a physical address, phone number and email. Also, be wary of too-good-to-be-true pricing. This is a red f lag that the product is counterfeit. • Avoid online marketplaces. When you make a purchase through an online marketplace, you can’t inspect the item or verify its authenticity before buying it.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 12 percent of male seniors and 8 percent of female seniors admitted to abusing painkillers. To former ESPN.com columnist Gregg Easterbrook -- who wrote about painkillers in his book "The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America -- it's no surprise that the largest percentage of those young abusers play football.

STUDENT ATHLETES EMULATE THE PROS IN ABUSING PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS NewsUSA Sometimes we're so caught up in all the pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers that we forget the problem extends down to the amateur level. And, yes, that does mean college and even

high-school sports. At least one study put the number of college student athletes who've used prescription medications to enhance their performance at as high as 53.3 percent. And another recent study on high school athletes, published online in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, reported that

"Youth and high-school players see an example that appears to be of men so tough, they laugh at pain," he wrote. "The message sent is that young players should use their own bodies recklessly." So what's a concerned parent to do? Well, if your child is experiencing neuromusculoskeletal-related pain from playing

JANUARY 20-26, 2017 sports-- spinal pain, say, from too many tackles or strained soccer kicks --first know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last March began urging physicians to avoid prescribing opioids for chronic pain in response to a record high 28,647 deaths involving the highly addictive drugs in 2014. Know, too, that the most popular nonpharmacologic alternative to routine care is drug-free chiropractic care. "Doctors of chiropractic play a key role in sports health care by providing hands-on care that help improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength, and other key performance factors," notes the not-forprofit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress' Sherry McAllister.

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NURSES CITE DISEASES CONNECTED TO CALIF.'S WARMING Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES - You might not think of nurses as being concerned with the effects of climate change. But it turns out they see its impact every day, as a result of illnesses connected to our changing environment. Katie Huff ling, director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, co-authored a report out this month that looked at climate change and its effects on nurses and patients. She said global warming is evident every day in increased cases of childhood asthma, Lyme disease and even unhealthy pregnancies. What's more, California's food supply and agricultural communities are impacted by it. "In drought-conditions or during heat waves, the plants aren't able to pull up as much nutrients as during a normal crop season," Huffling said. "And so one of the concerns that we have is, over time, especially with grains, that they may not have the nutritional value that they do now."

Advocates worry the new administration will be less open to seeing connections between climate change and human activity. NASA and NOAA data shows that 2016 was once again the hottest year on record. Huff ling said she's also worried about how Native American communities in the Southwestmay be impacted by a warming climate. "In the Southwest, tribal communities are one of the communities that will be most significantly impacted," she said; "and so as nurses we want to be able to support those communities so that they're not feeling such significant impacts." The report came out of a summit hosted late last year by the Obama administration called the "2016 White House Summit on Climate Change, Health and Nursing." The report can be seen online at http://envirn. org/pg/f ile/read/87627/climate-changehealth-and-nursing.

Nurses have a front-seat view of climate disruption and its associated increases in extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and prolonged heat waves. Photo Credit: Na

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4 chiles anchos secos 4 chiles pasilla secos 4 chiles guajillo secos 14 dientes de ajo grandes 1/3 taza de cebolla blanca picada 2 cucharadas de miel ½ taza de jugo de limón 2 cucharadas de orégano seco mexicano 1 cucharada de hojas de romero fresco (sin tallos), o 1 cucharadita de romero seco 1 cucharadita de hojas de tomillo fresco (o ½ cucharadita de tomillo seco) 2 cucharaditas de sal 1 cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida 3 onzas de chocolate mexicano (como el de marca Abuelita), picado Una pieza (de 3 pulgadas) de canela mexicana* (Ceilán) o 1½ cucharaditas de canela molida 1 cucharada de mantequilla blanda sin sal Una pierna (de 5½ a 6 libras) de cerdo sin hueso Asa los chiles en una sartén seca a fuego medio-alto durante 20 segundos de cada lado, o hasta que estén blandos (con cuidado de no quemarlos). Utiliza unas tijeras para cortar el tallo de cada uno de los chiles; luego, corta y abre una hendidura en sus lados. Quita las semillas y tallos de los chiles y desecha. Coloca los chiles en un tazón grande; cúbrelos con 3-4 tazas de agua hirviendo (puede que tengas que colocar un peso sobre ellos para mantenerlos sumergidos). Remoja los chiles durante 10 minutos (no más de 20 o perderán su sabor); escurre, reservando el líquido de remojo. Coloca los chiles en una licuadora; añade el ajo, la cebolla, la miel, el jugo de limón, el orégano, el romero, el tomillo, la sal, la pimienta y ⅓ taza del líquido de remojo que habías guardado. Mezcla hasta lograr una consistencia de pasta suave (añade un poco más de líquido, si es necesario, para ayudar a que el motor funcione mejor). Añade el chocolate rallado y mezcla de nuevo, combinando los ingredientes. Coloca mantequilla en el fondo de un recipiente grande de

metal para asar. Seca la carne de cerdo bien con toallas de papel. Usando un tenedor grande o cuchillo de cocina, haz agujeros pinchando todo el cerdo (en ambos lados). Coloca la pierna de cerdo sin hueso sobre la fuente preparada. Vierte la mitad de la pasta sobre un lado de la carne de cerdo, hasta que lo cubra completamente; utiliza tus dedos para insertar un poco de la pasta en los agujeros. Gira la pierna por encima de la sartén y frota la pasta restante, de modo que toda la superficie esté cubierta. Cubre con papel de aluminio asegurándote de no dejar que la lámina toque la carne. Coloca la carne de cerdo en el refrigerador y enfría durante al menos 8 horas o hasta 24 horas. Una hora antes de cocinar la carne de cerdo, sácala del refrigerador y deja reposar a temperatura ambiente. Precalienta el horno a 400° F. Asa la carne de cerdo, dejándola cubierta durante 2- 2/12 horas o hasta que la temperatura interna alcance los 155° F. Baja el calor del horno a 350° F; destapa la carne de cerdo y asa, durante otros 30 minutos (o hasta que alcance los 165° F y se dore ligeramente en su parte superior). Retira del fuego y deja reposar durante 15 minutos antes de cortarlo en rodajas finas. Mientras está en reposo, pasa la salsa por un colador, presionando los sólidos contra el tamiz para eliminar todo el jugo; luego, descarta los sólidos. Deja que la salsa repose un par de minutos; luego, elimina la capa de grasa que sube a la superficie y descarta (tendrás alrededor de 1¼ taza de salsa; si lo deseas, agrégale un poco de agua para que no sea tan espesa). Transfiere la salsa a una pequeña olla y calienta a fuego lento; sírvela al costado o colócala cuidadosamente con un cucharón sobre la carne cortada en rodajas. SUGERENCIAS PARA SERVIR Este plato de cerdo se sirve tradicionalmente con arroz blanco y la típica ensalada navideña mexicana (similar a una ensalada Waldorf, que lleva manzanas). Las sobras son ideales para colocar sobre tortillas calientes. *Nota: La canela mexicana, también conocida como canela de Ceilán, es suave y quebradiza. Su sabor es un poco más picante y más dulce que la canela en polvo que normalmente se encuentra en la mayoría de las tiendas de comestibles. No la sustituyas con canela regular en rama (Cassia), ya que podrías romper tu molinillo de especias. En su lugar, puedes utilizar canela molida regular.

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Statement on Confirmation Hearing for EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

endanger our innovative economy, jobs, and most importantly, the air 40 million people breathe, he will be met with full resistance up and down the state. Mr. Pruitt should find value in the fact we have grown our economy while reducing carbon emissions. In his new role, he should transition from being an ally of the fossil industr y into an ally of the environment and of people who already suffer from the worst asthma rates in the

JANUARY 20-26, 2017 country. C a lifor n ia w i l l c ont i nue t o le a d the world in addressing climate change and advancing clean energ y regardless of who is in the White House or at the EPA. Mr. Pruitt should get used to that and not try to impose his Oklahoma views on the Golden State. #ActOnClimate

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Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, today threatened to roll back 50 years of California clean air policies by refusing to commit to keeping federal waivers that allow our state to enact its own regulations on climate and vehicular emissions.

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SAN JOSE – Mayor Sam Liccardo named Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco as his choice to serve as San José’s next Vice Mayor on Wednesday January 18th. “Magdalena brings a strong voice, real-world experience, and an unwavering commitment to expanding opportunities for the many residents in our community who struggle to survive and make a better life for their children.” said Mayor Liccardo. “As the Councilmember representing East San José, Magdalena has also been an important partner in our collective work to broaden prosperity and educational opportunity in our city.” “I am honored that Mayor Liccardo has nominated me as the new Vice Mayor of the great City of San Jose,” said Councilmember Carrasco. “The Mayor and I have a shared vision for San Jose, one that believes it is our goal as leaders to ensure the rising tide lifts all boats. As the daughter of hardworking immigrants who found the American dream, I'm honored to have an opportunity to serve this incredible city and to bring this dream to all San Jose residents.”

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County Department of Family and Children Services’ foster care and adoption program, as well as roles with First 5 Santa Clara County and the Gardner Family Health Network. She also served for two years on the Eastside Union High School District Board of Trustees and has been an active parent volunteer at her children’s Alum Rock Union Elementary School District schools. A child of immigrant parents, Councilmember Carrasco was the first in her family to finish high school, graduating from San Jose’s Independence High School and later earning a degree in Chicano Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara. Councilmember Carrasco currently serves as the Chair of the Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee, and also sits on the Rules Committee and Public Safety, Finance and Strategic Support Committee. Councilmember Carrasco also co-chaired the working group who helped lead development of Mayor Liccardo’s SJ Learns after-school educational program. The City Council will take up Councilmember Carrasco’s appointment as Vice Mayor at its January 24 meeting. If confirmed, the appointment would take effect immediately until December 31, 2018 (which coincides with the final two years of Mayor Liccardo’s first term).

Magdalena Carrasco will become San Jose's Vice Mayor beginning January 24th, 2017. Photo Credit: San Jose City Council


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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Dear Brothers and Sisters, O u r a n nu a l C at hol ic S c ho ol s We ek celebration gives me the opportunity to write to you about the treasure that our Catholic Schools are in the Diocese of San Jose. Our schools teach, as this year’s theme tells us, the ways of peace and justice, which are inextricably bound. There can be no peace without justice and only through justice can we actively grasp the peace that Jesus promised. Our schools teach the G ospels. They are centers of hope, of promise and of challenge. I am filled with hope when I look into the eyes of a kindergartener, a middle school student or a high school senior; in each I can sense the wonder of creation, of the universe, lived out in his or her own unique way. Each is a living sign of the goodness of God, of an abiding Presence that imparts life, of a future yet to be dreamed.

Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of San Jose. Photo Credit: Diocese of San Jose

Our Catholic Schools unfold the Lord’s promise “to be with you always.” In our

schools, students learn of a love that endures and are taught how to be that love for one another. Yet, accomplishing this is not without its challenges, for in our time, the gift of Catholic Education r em a i n s b e yond t he r e a c h of m a ny families who desire it for their children. We seek to make our schools affordable, so that no family would ever be turned away for financial reasons. We g i v e t h a n k s t o a l l w h o d e v o t e themselves to Catholic Education in our Diocese: teachers, administrators, staff, parents and parishioners. Your daily sacrifices place our children and youth at the center of all that we do. In this, you place the Lord Jesus at the center of their lives, so that whether in academics, sports and all other activities, they come to know Him, to love Him and to walk with Him each day of their lives. God bless you all. With every best wish and kind regard, I remain, Sincerely yours, Patrick J. McGrath Bishop of San Jose

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The Diocese of San Jose’s Catholic schools develop leaders with a conscience through our Four Pillars of Catholic Education: Faith, Knowledge, Leadership & Community. Visit an Open House to discover how a Catholic education inspires achievement in every child. Campbell

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Canyon Heights Academy (PK-8) 775 Waldo Road, Campbell, 95008 408-370-6727 | www.canyonheightsacademy.com Open House: Jan. 29, 1-3 pm; Private Tours: By appointment

St. John the Baptist School (PK-8) 360 South Abel Street, Milpitas, 95035 408-262-8110 | www.sjbs.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10-11:30 am; Jan. 31, 9 am-12 pm; Apr. 8, 9 am-12 pm PK Open House: Feb. 10, 9-11 am; Mar. 10, 9-11 am; May 12, 9-11 am

St. Christopher School (K-8) 2278 Booksin Avenue, San Jose, 95125 408-723-7223 | www.stchris.us Private Tours: Available by appointment

St. Lucy School (PK-8) 76 Kennedy Avenue, Campbell, 95008 408-871-8023 | www.stlucyschool.org Pre-K - 8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10:30 am-12 pm PK-K Parent Info Night/Open House: Jan. 12, 7-8 pm Transfer Student Info Session: Jan. 29, 11:30 am Private Tours: Call to schedule

Morgan Hill St. Catherine of Alexandria School (K-8) 17500 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, 95037 408-779-9950 | www.stcatherinemh.org K-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 5:30-7 pm

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St. Joseph of Cupertino School (PK-8) 10120 North DeAnza Boulevard Cupertino, 95014 408-252-6441 | www.sjcschool.org Preschool-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 9 am-12 pm Private Tours: Available year round; Call to schedule

St. Joseph School (K-8) 1120 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, 94040 650-967-1839 | www.sjmv.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 12 pm-3 pm

Gilroy St. Mary School (TK-8) 7900 Church Street, Gilroy, 95020 408-842-2827 | www.stmarygilroy.org TK-8 Open House: Jan. 31, 9-11:30 am; School Tours: Jan. - Apr. 2017, Available by appointment

Los Altos St. Simon School (PK-8) 1840 Grant Road, Los Altos, 94024 650-968-9952 | school.stsimon.org Preschool-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10 am-1 pm

Los Altos Hills St. Nicholas School (K-8) 12816 South El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, 94022 650-941-4056 | www.stnicholaslah.com Open House: Jan. 29, 1-3 pm

Los Gatos St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School (K-8) 30 Lyndon Avenue, Los Gatos, 95030 408-354-3944 | www.stmaryslg.org TK-K Info Night: Jan.24, 7-8 pm; School Tours: By Appointment Jan 31-Feb 2, 8:30-10:45 am

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Palo Alto St. Elizabeth Seton School (PK-8) 1095 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, 94301 650-326-9004 | www.setonpaloalto.org PK-8 Open House & Science Fair: Feb. 1, 7-8:30 pm Private Tours: Available by appointment

San Jose Holy Family School (PK-8) 4850 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, 95136 408-978-1355 | www.hfsj.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 18, 6-7:30 pm Open House: Jan. 29, 12-1:30 pm Campus Tours: Call school to schedule a tour

St. Frances Cabrini School (PK-8) 15325 Woodard Road, San Jose, 95124 408-377-6545 | www.sfcschool.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 26, 6-8 pm Private Tours: Call for appointmentt St. Francis of Assisi Preschool 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose, 95135 408-223-1562 | stfrancisofassisipreschool.org Please contact the school directly. St. John Vianney School (K-8) 4601 Hyland Avenue, San Jose, 95127 408-258-7677 | www.sjvsj.org Open House: Jan. 29, 10 am-1 pm St. Leo the Great School (PK-8) 1051 West San Fernando Street, San Jose, 95126 408-293-4846 | www.stleosj.org Open House: Jan. 29, 10:30 am-1:30 pm; Jan. 30, 8:30-10 am Private Tours: Call to schedule St. Martin of Tours School (TK-8) 300 O’Connor Drive, San Jose, 95128 408-287-3630 | www.stmartinsj.org Open House: Jan. 12, 8:30-11:30 am St. Patrick School (Transitional K, K-8) 51 North Ninth Street, San Jose, 95112 408-283-5858 | www.stpatrickschool.org Open House: Feb 1, 8:30 am-12 pm Please contact the school directly.

Holy Spirit School (PK-8) 1198 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, 95120 408-268-0794 | www.holyspirit-school.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 9 am-1 pm PK-5 Open House: Apr. 12, 6-7:30 pm

St. Victor School (K-8) 3150 Sierra Road, San Jose, 95132 408-251-1740 | www.stvictor.org/school Open House: Jan. 29, 9 am-1:30 pm Junior High Night: Apr. 5, 6:30-8p m

Most Holy Trinity School (PK-8) 1940 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, 95122 408-729-3431 | drexel.dsj.org/mostholytrinity Open House: Jan. 29, 10:30 am-2 pm

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Queen of Apostles School (PK-8) 4950 Mitty Way, San Jose, 95129 408-252-3659 | www.qofa-school.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10 am-1 pm Mini Open House: Mar. 5, 10 am-12:30 pm; Apr. 2, 10 am-12:30 pm Sacred Heart Nativity Schools (6-8) 310 Edwards Avenue, San Jose 95110 408-993-1293 | www.shnativity.org Please contact the school directly. 6th Grade Info Night: Jan. 9, 6-7 pm

St. Clare School (Transitional K, K-8) 725 Washington Street, Santa Clara, 95050 408-246-6797 | www.stclareschool.org TK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 9:30 am-1 pm 6-8 Middle School Open House: May 18, 4-6 pm St. Justin School (PK-8) 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, 95051 408-248-1094 | www.stjustinschool.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10 am-1 pm Guided Tours: Please contact the school directly

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St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School (PK-8) 1977 Saint Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, 95051 408-296-2260 | www.saintlawrence.org PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 11 am-1:30 pm Private Tours: By appointment Shadow Day: Call for availability

Saratoga Sacred Heart School (PK-8) 13718 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, 95070 408-867-9241 | school.sacredheartsaratoga.org PK-K Information Night: Jan. 25, 7-8 pm PK-8 Open House: Jan. 29, 10 am-1 pm Private Tours: Year round by appointment

Sunnyvale Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale (Toddler, K-4, 5-8 STEM) 195 Leota Avenue, Sunnyvale, 94086 408-738-3444 | www.catholicacademysun.org Available by appointment Resurrection School (Junior K, K-8) 1395 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, 94087 408-245-4571 | www.rescatholicschool.org JK-8 Open House: Jan. 28, 1:30-4:30 pm; Jan. 31, 9 am-12 pm; Apr. 5, 9 am-12 pm

High Schools Archbishop Mitty High School (Co-Ed) 5000 Mitty Avenue, San Jose, 95129 408-252-6610 | www.mitty.com 7th Grade Day: Apr. 5, 12-3 pm Bellarmine College Preparatory (All Boys) 960 West Hedding Street, San Jose, 95126 408-294-9224 | www.bcp.org Please contact the school directly. Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School (Co-Ed) 1390 Five Wounds Lane, San Jose, 95116 408-293-0425 | www.cristoreysanjose.org Please contact the school directly. Notre Dame High School (All Girls) 596 South Second Street, San Jose, 95112 408-294-1113 | www.ndsj.org 7th Grade Day: Apr. 5, 12, 26, 2-3:30 pm Presentation High School (All Girls) 2281 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, 95125 408-264-1664 | www.presentationhs.org Application Deadline: Jan. 18 7th Grade Day: Mar. 29, 1-3:30 pm St. Francis High School (Co-Ed) 1885 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, 94040 650-968-1213 | www.sfhs.com Please contact the school directly.


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First-Ever Call for Diversity in National Parks Logan Pollard California News Service

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day has deep significance for many Americans this year with the fulfillment of what some thought an impossible dream: a black president serving two terms in office. And the Obama administration's last days have been marked by grand gestures - including a call for public lands agencies to be more inclusive in hiring practices and community outreach. Rue Mapp, CEO of nonprof it, outdoorenthusiast group Outdoor Afro, said this latest move is the perfect bookend to the administration's 2014 "America's Great Outdoors Initiative", a call to improve public access to lands and waters.

MORE CALIF. ACRES GRANTED PROTECTIONS AS NATIONAL MONUMENTS Logan Pollard California News Service SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - President Barack Obama on Thursday Januar y 12th announced the expansion of two national monuments in California - California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument at the Oregon border. Much more than recognition of the unique history or geography of a place, this kind of designation can be a strategic, and often political, move to protect public lands and right historical wrongs. That's what's happening here, said Valentin Lopez, who chairs the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and is a descendant of the Cotoni people who once lived in and around the Santa Cruz coast. "We're just very grateful that we are finally giving recognition to our Cotoni ancestors," he said. "Whenever the missions came in, they did all they could to erase our culture and our identity. So, there are very few marks that identify the Mutsun people, and so this is very significant, to have the California Coastal National Monument." Critics of these designations say they tie up land that could be used for development and minimize tax revenue for local governments.

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However, economic reports have said California's public lands generate more than $8 billion a year in outdoor-recreation spending and support 732,000 jobs in the state. The newly protected areas include the Orange County Rocks, the Cotoni-Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz County, and Trinidad Head. Julie Fulkerson, retired mayor of Trinidad in Humboldt County, said these designations are not only about preservation and public access to beautiful spots. In her view, they're places of restoration that help people connect to a deeper part of themselves. "It's a place where I can go and imagine what it was like 300,000 years ago," she said. "I see it as a source of creativity, not just environmental protection, but it's something that is difficult to describe and it has to do with possibilities, imagination, what goes on inside of our heads, reflection - all of those things." The new designations include some 6,200 acres on the California coast and another 47,000 at the border with Oregon, 5,000 of which are in California. The National Park Service has said California has had more than 38 million visitors to its parks. More information about California's national parks and public spaces is online at nps.gov.

The view on a walk below the Trinidad Head, an area now protected and more accessible to the public. Photo Credit: Julie Fulkerson

"By him taking this action at the very end of his administration is the most elegant follow-through on his promise," Mapp said. "And that it lands on the MLK weekend has absolutely sentimental value." President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Interior secretary, Montana's Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, has often diverged with environmental activists on land-use issues. But

he has said he supports the American public having access to federal lands. Whether he will support this specific outreach to minorities remains to be seen. Outdoor Afro is part of a coalition of groups focused on making sure the next 100 years in national parks reflect America's diversity. Mapp said there is a historical narrative in this country that has caused many AfricanAmericans to be weary of the great outdoors. "We have a legacy in this country of lynching. We have terror that's happened in nature, in the cover of night, within generational memory for many African-Americans," she said. "And one of the ways that we can help find healing and atonement is by helping to make sure that everyone feels welcome in our parks and public lands." This first-ever presidential memorandum is aimed at the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as others. In a related move, last week Obama expanded national monuments in California and Oregon and named three civil rights-era monuments in the South.

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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 to local citizen’s concerns; to 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 influence 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:

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ROUTE DRIVER-BENICIA AND SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA TEAM ALLIED DISTRIBUTION (EMPLOYEE OWNED COMPANY) Employment Type: Full time Category: Transportation Location: Benicia & San Jose, California Job Description: Basic Job Concept: Efficiently deliver auto parts to customers along designated route; routes may include driving company vans to Redding/Reno/Fresno. Follow driver safety rules and provide professional customer service. Assist in the warehouse loading trucks, palletizing product, pulling orders and performing other duties at the request of the Dispatcher or Operations Manager. Job Requirements: Experienced Required: •One – three years recent route delivery/distribution experience required driving a straight truck. • Knowledge of the geographical area preferred Experience handling vehicle in snow condition is preferred Previous power industrial equipment experience preferred Specific Responsibilities: 1. Run routes efficiently, meeting or exceeding designated route times. 2. Rotate merchandise when required in confined spaces. 3. Call in when customers do not receive their entire order (shorts) 4. Maintain contact with Customer Service throughout delivery day. 5. Handle company equipment properly, follow written driver safety rules. 6. Report accidents and injuries and any damage to equipment immediately. 7. Assist in shipping and loading trucks for second runs and palletize product. 8. Handle customer complaints professionally. 9. Follow all preferred work methods as designated by position. 10. Responsible for upkeep of vehicles at end of shiftclean cab and box. 11. Work overtime if required as requested by the Dispatcher or Manager. 12. Perform other duties as requested by the Dispatcher or Manager. 13. Must be available for early A.M. Start Times (No Weekend work) Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. • A valid California Drivers License (Class C) Proven ability to communicate articulately in English and perform simple arithmetic. Physical Requirements: The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact the human resources department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed. 1. Standing for extended periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, and walking. 2. Lift and move cases (selecting product and placing on a pallet) ranging in weight up to 75 to 80 lbs, continuously to and from heights ranging from floor to knee, waist, shoulder, and overhead. 3. Must have the ability to speak clearly and to hear audible warning signals, ie... backup alarms, horns, and buzzers. 4. Must be able to pass a physical examination per the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT). 5. Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform this position. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, an associate regularly works near moving machinery and is regularly exposed to vibration and moderate to high noise levels. The working environment includes exposure to outdoor elements, congested high traffic areas, slippery floors, stairs, commercial kitchens and walk ways. Some duties are performed in the warehouse and will require work to be done in varying climates. Scheduled shifts vary based on the needs of the employer. This Job Description is not an employment contract. The company reserves the right to change the job description and the job duties at any time without notice. I certify that I understand the job description, I possess the above qualifications, and that I can perform each of the above functions with or without an accommodation. Benefits: -Health/Dental/Vision after 30 days -401k -ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) -Paid Sick/Vacation days Starting Pay: $12-14/hr (depending on experience) Steve Martinez Human Resources Manager 707-747-332

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com FULL TIME WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE BENICIA AND SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA Schedule: Mon-Friday (No weekends)

Description: Team allied Distribution a long standing automotive parts distributor has an opening for a full time warehouse associate. Responsibilities for this positon include, but are not limited to: Forklift Operation Process UPS/FED-EX/SPEE-DEE shipments Cycle count inventory Positive Team attitude Process incoming and outgoing orders Loading and unloading of trucks Ability to work with others as well as independently Lifting of items 70+lbs occasionally Help maintain a clean and safe working Job Requirements: Working hours are various M-F (No Weekends) Warehouse experience High School Diploma or GED Clean Driving record Stable Employment history Employee Benefits: Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401k, paid holidays, paid sick days and paid vacation. Medical, dental, vision plans also available. -Salary: $12-14/hr Team Allied Distribution-Team Allied is a employee owned company…Join the Team today! Contact: Steve Martinez Human Resources Manager 707-747-332

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. 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 Fang. 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 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​

Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305150 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Pway Lin Lim. Petitioner Pway Lin Lim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pwe Lin Lim aka Pway Lin Lim to Derek Pway Lin Lim. 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 13, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305109 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: John Deon Szotkowski. Petitioner John Deon Szotkowski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Deon Szotkowski to Vruce Harry Baroro. 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 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305113 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Eugenio Marquez Solis. Petitioner Eugenio Marquez Solis has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eugenio Marquez Solis to Christian Adrian Marquez Solis. 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 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305269 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Dung My Nguyen. Petitioner Dung My Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung My Nguyen to Teresa Thanh Tran. 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 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen. Petitioners Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuong T Nguyen to Lily Benitez b. Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen to Emily T Nguyen c. Tai Huu Nguyen to Ty Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 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 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304385 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram. Petitioner Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram to Brinda Shivaram. 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 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304049 Superior Court of California,

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County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Christopher Lee Harris. Petitioner Christopher Lee Harris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christopher Lee Harris to Christopher Lee Taylor. 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 15, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625237 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cortes Trucking 12380 Mabury Rd Apt B San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Rodolfo Cortes Rodriguez 12380 Mabury Rd Apt B 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, 01/12/2017. “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.) Rodolfo Cortes Rodriguez January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/12/2017 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

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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


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JANUARY 20-26, 2017 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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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

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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. 624357 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


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CONOCIENDO: XAVIER REYES DE "KINKY BOOTS" Artista puertorriqueño nos cuenta por qué Kinky Boots es una noche de diversión

En tus palabras, ¿de que se trata "Kinky Boots"? Se trata de aceptación. A través de la aceptación "Kinky Boots" invita a la gente a ser los que quieran ser. “Just be who you want to be”. Es una historia en que esta factoría de zapatos, el padre, el dueño muere, y se la pasa al hijo, y realmente el hijo quiere crear una vida en Londres con su novia y está a punto de irse y un travesti lo convence a hacer botas para hombres. Juntos corroboran y los empleados de la factoría emprenden a aceptar a Lola, que es el “drag queen”, entonces es recíproco porque los factory workers aceptan a Lola y Lola invita a los factory workers a ser lo que quieran hacer. Y a través del grupo de drag queens invitamos a la audiencia a la libertad, que sea como quieran ser. ​​¿Que te gusta mas de "Kinky Boots", o un momento o aspecto favorito? Una de las cosas favoritas de la audiencia es pues los ángeles, les encanta todo el glamour y el fashion, y bueno hay un poco de circo porque dos de los ángeles hacen splits en el aire y movimiento de circo y siempre impresiona pero para mi personalmente a mi me gusta 3 momentos que me encantan, uno es la primera vez que ves a los ángeles porque es la primera vez que la audiencia nos ve y la primera vez que nos da conocer, cuando nos quitamos las chamarras y hacemos la

Xavier Reyes saldrá en la producción de “Kinky Boots” que viene a San Jose este fin de mes. Photo Credit: Kinky Boots the Musical

Arturo Hilario El Observador Xavier Reyes, originalmente de Puerto Rico, ha llegado a su carrera preferida en el teatro. Recientemente tuv imos la opor tunidad de conectar y hablar sobre como llego a ser actor en Broadway, y de su más reciente espectáculo, "Kinky Boots", que llega a San José del martes 24 a el domingo 29. Boletos en broadwaysanjose.com "Kinky Boots" es una historia de espectáculo y música, ganadora de varios Tony Awards y con música escrita por artista Cyndi Lauper, y dirección de unos de los equipos de coreógrafo mas celebrados en el mundo del teatro. Basado en eventos verdaderos, el protagonista Charlie, un propietario de negocio de zapatería, está luchando para estar a la altura de las expectativas de su padre, que le dejo la fábrica de zapatos en la cuidad de Northampton en Inglaterra. Con el negocio en la línea, Lola, un artista fabuloso, llega para pedir un simple favor, que Charlie le haga unos pares de botas. Con eso le cambia su vida a Charlie por lo positivo y lo inesperado. Hola Xavier, ¿puedes hablar un poco en como llegaste ha ser actor en teatro? Soy de Puerto Rico y decidí cuando me gradué de high school. No tenía las herramientas necesarias para poder salir afuera así rápido, entonces estuve aquí en Puerto Rico tomando

clases de actuación entrenándome, luego de esos dos años que pase aquí decidí irme afuera a diferentes universidades y luego como no estaba preparado no me escogieron en las universidades que quería así es que empecé tomando un año de comunicaciones, y de allí me preparé entonces con diferentes profesores para audiciones. Y luego entre en varias escuelas y escogí una que era Ithaca College en Nueva York. luego me gradué en el 2014 y estuve en Nueva York audicionando y haciendo varios “regency shows” como “West Side Story” y “Rent”. Varias veces, hasta recientemente, con "Kinky Boots". ¿Que fue la razón mas grande en que te metiste en las artes? Yo siempre quería bailar y cantar pero lo descubrí cuando mi padre me dijo hay una obra de teatro aquí cristiana de la vida de Jesús quieres ser un ángel o un pastor. Yo dije sí entonces me llevaron y recuerdo en estos ensayes que yo dije uh oh, esto es lo que me gusta hacer. Y poco a poco me enamore con el teatro y los ensayos. Yo siempre me quería quedar en el teatro, haciendo mis tareas, todo allí porque era un lugar donde yo veía la gente hacer otros personajes y yo pensaba o aquí tu puedes hacer quien tu quieras. Puedes hacer cualquier personaje que sientas. Este espacio, que brinde el teatro, me llamó mucho la atención y allí me enamoré y quería hacer esto por el resto de mi vida. Puedo hacer lo que me dé la gana en el teatro, puedo hacer quien sea.

JANUARY 20-26, 2017 revelación y la primer vez que la audiencia ve a 6 hombres vestidos como mujer, a varios segundos que la audiencia toma, y les gusta. El otro momento es cuando los ángeles vienen a la factoría a convencer a Charlie a que tiene que hacer botas. Me gusta porque hay los trucos, el split, es un poco espectacular en la factoría y siempre está la audiencia gritando y hay mucha energía. Y el otro momento es el final porque el vestuario esta tremendo, mi vestuario pesa como 15 libras y tiene cadena, y tengo un afro, peluca inmensa, y tacones bien altos, y porque cantamos a la audiencia. Animamos a la audiencia a ser parte de esta historia. Porque es una buen idea que la gente valla a ver a "Kinky Boots" cuando venga a San José? Pienso que deben a ver "Kinky Boots" cuando llegue a San José porque es una tremenda historia. Cyndi Lauper colaboro, escribió la música, así que es pop-rock, el show te presenta un montaña rusa de emoción, porque te vas a reír en cantidad, vas a llorar, y lo vas a pasar muy bien. Creo que los personajes, cada persona se puede representar a los personajes, de Charlie que es un empresario, la novia que le gusta ir de compras mucho, las drags/travesti, los que trabajan en el factoría, hombres y mujeres trabajadoras, para mantener a sus hijos, creo que hay un personaje en donde cada quien se puede identificar. Además de tener una historia, un mensaje, de veras es un party en el escenario. No se van a arrepentir.

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MLB AND MITÚ PARTNER TO LAUNCH DATA-DRIVEN “ALWAYS-ON” CONTENT FOR MULTICULTURAL YOUTH Unique Collaboration Celebrates the Individuality, Heritage and Diversity

Major League Baseball (MLB) and mitú, the leader in creating mainstream entertainment through a Latino lens, announced their new “Always-On” content campaign designed to deliver unique MLB content to multicultural youth. Beginning in February, MLB and mitú will unveil an array of exclusive digital content that will appear across a variety of mitú and MLB distribution channels. As part of the partnership, mitú will leverage its proprietary technology to measure response and sculpt content to maximize engagement and reach for a young multicultural audience. Photo Credit: WavebreakmediaMicro - Fotolia.com

StatePoint These days, the average consumer needs to budget for a variety of tech-related expenses -from data plans to cable bills. These monthly expenses quickly add up. Here are a few smart strategies for saving money on these budget line items, as well as tips for avoiding common pain points and consumer grievances. • Know what you’re paying for. Many techrelated monthly bills contain hidden fees and fine print. “Your mobile bills are some of the most complex. From paying for bits and bytes to hidden fees, the advertised low monthly payment never seems to materialize on your statement,” says Andrea Smith, technology expert and journalist. In an average year, consumers pay more than $17.2 billion in taxes and fees to the wireless carriers. Often they don’t even know what these fees are for! To save on your bills, look for transparent billing practices, like those that include all taxes in fees on statements and don’t charge you a penny more than promised. • Treat your data as a right, not a privilege. It is predicted the majority of TV will be viewed on mobile devices this year, so be prepared to use more data each month than ever before. One key tip: connect your mobile devices to Wi-Fi whenever possible. If excess data charges constantly turn your

family’s wireless bill into a monthly nightmare, find an unlimited plan or a wireless provider that doesn’t charge overages, so your leisure activities aren’t counted against you. • Help technology help you.These days, mobile apps can help you track spending and some can even help you save. For example, Mvelopes, a free budgeting app, helps users avoid over spending by offering real-time updates as purchases are made. Other apps such as Mint, give users an opportunity to check credit scores and automate bill payments. • Look for rewards, and then take advantage of them. When choosing service providers, seek out reward programs like the ones you find for credit cards. Some tech companies offer customers exclusive deals on entertainment, dining and more when you download an app or sign up for the program. For example, the T-Mobile Tuesdays app features weekly free offers and discounts to customers from partners including Fandango, Lyft, Wendy’s, Shell Gas and more. • Evaluate your needs, and slim down accordingly. Do a tech audit. Are you really using that cable or landline service enough to make the expense worthwhile? Could you be a cord cutter and just use streaming video services for TV? Evaluate your consumption for a month and determine if you actually use all the services that you pay for each month. As we all come to rely more on our technology, it can be easy to pay extra fees blindly. Becoming an informed consumer can help take on any potential challenge or unexpected change.

than 60 percent of Hispanic people living in the U.S. consider themselves fans of Major League Baseball. “We’re excited to partner with MLB in this unique and exciting way. mitú is the heart and soul of multicultural youth and our deep audience insights coupled with MLB’s historic brand, charismatic players and loyal fan base makes for a perfect partnership,” said Roy Burstin, CEO of mitú. “We are honored to work with MLB and look forward to a successful partnership.”

“We are excited about this new partnership with mitú which will showcase the energy and heritage of MLB, its players and fans in a creative and fun way for young Latinos,” said Felicia Principe, Director, Brand Advertising & Marketing at Major League Baseball. “This partnership will give mitú access to valuable MLB content and star Latino baseball players that its consumers will enjoy.”

About mitú Our audience is the 200% - youth who are 100% American and 100% Latino - they inspire us to create authentic, culturally relevant stories. We reach a massive, crosscultural audience who will soon be the majority of youth in the U.S. Our audience is nearly 100 million people in the US each month. Globally, we drive over 400 million content views and over 120 million video views monthly.

MLB and mitú will collaborate in creating content capturing the spirit and pride of current and former MLB players, comedic sketches, listicles and memes that celebrate the enthusiasm of a new and diverse generation of MLB fans and players. On Opening Day 2016, 235 players - almost 30 percent of the league - were of Latino descent and in a recent ESPN poll, more

mitú is the leader in connecting brands, content buyers, and creators to Latino youth in America. Our investors include Upfront Ventures, WPP, AwesomenessTV, and Verizon Ventures. mitú is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and has operations in Miami, New York, Chicago, and Bogotá, Colombia. For more information, visit www.wearemitu.com

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AUTORA LOCAL LANZA LIBRO INSPIRADOR

JANUARY 20-26, 2017

refleja el diario vivir de los latinos inmigrantes en este país, la lucha por salir adelante y surgir. Carolina nos relata que ha trabajado de muchas maneras, he vendido gelatinas, he limpiado c a sa s, he hecho cua lquier trabajo honrado que se puedan imaginar, y con el favor de Dios, pude educar a mis hijos, dándoles lo necesario para que ellos estudiaran y se convirtieran en personas de bien. Un relato muy interesante del libro es el observar como Carolina sufrió de depresión por un largo tiempo, y como pudo sanarse con fuerza de voluntad y con mucho empeño y perseverancia.

Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Carolina Cárdenas es una autora residente de San José, recientemente lanzó al mercado su libro” Atardeceres a través de la Ventana”. Libro muy inspirador y bastante controversial. Carolina nos relata muchas de sus vivencias en esta obra, los retos que ha tenido que

vencer como madre soltera con cuatro hijos. Su llegada a los Estados Unidos fue muy difícil, fui víctima de violencia doméstica, sufrí mucho y también fui víctima de tráfico humano, nos relató. La vida me ha enseñado a luchar y a salir adelante, a ver el futuro con optimismo e ilusiones, añadió. “Atardeceres a través de la Ventana” es una obra que nos

La depresión es una enfermedad la cual padecen millones de personas en Estados Unidos, existen medicamentos para controlarla y combatirla, pero la mejor medicina está en tu fe en Dios y en tu fortaleza espiritual. A través de los años me he dado cuenta que soy una persona fuerte que ha sabido enfrentar la vida, y se ha podido levantar de muchas caídas, comentó la autora. Este libro tan inspirador con seguridad se convertirá en un éxito, muchas personas se sentirán identificadas con todos los per-

cances y situaciones adversas y extremas que la autora ha podido superar. Quiero poner un granito de arena, aportar algo positivo en la vida de las personas que lean esta obra. Tenemos que tener ánimos y alimentar nuestro espíritu de lucha, porque siempre se le puede ganar a las circunstancias, no importa lo duro o difícil que haya que enfrentar, siempre se puede alcanzar un sueño. La autora nos comentó que no pudo terminar la secundaria, aún así, siempre ha existido en ella el deseo de escribir anécdotas y poesía. Esta obra está teniendo mucha aceptación en el mercado y no tardará en convertirse en un libro muy popular entre los lectores de habla hispana. Carolina es originaria de Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato, México. Siempre me he sentido orgullosa de ser latina y de ser mexicana, amo mi país, así como también amo a los Estados Unidos, país que me ha brindado muchas oportunidades. Este libro se lo dedico a mi familia, especialmente a mi padre, recalcó. La obra “Atardeceres a través de la Ventana”, se puede adquirir en formato digital a través de A mazon.com y muy pronto se podrá adquirir también en Barnes & Noble y otras librerías. Apoyemos el talento local.

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5 AWESOME ILLEGAL USES FOR ALEXA Shelly Palmer

If you let your imagination run wild in the world of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU), and you throw in a little fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD), you can come up with several illegal uses for systems such as Alexa Voice Service, Google Home, Siri, and Cortana that will give you pause. As I have previously written, Alexa is the “killer app” for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is not dangerous, at least not in its present form. But just for fun, let’s play pretend in our world of infinite possibilities. Please note: I’m going to use “Alexa” for the wake word in the following examples. If you own one of Amazon’s Echo devices, you can easily replace “Alexa” with “Echo” or “Amazon.” If you have a Google or Apple device, you can replace it with “OK Google” or “Hey Siri,” the wake words that work with those systems. BTW, I have my Amazon Echo configured to give Alexa Voice Service (the underlying technology behind Alexa) a female voice with a British accent. I have my Waze app similarly configured. You can apply your own visualizations to my personal world of anthropomorphized disembodied voices. Which is, of course, the point. By anthropomorphizing our machine learning tools, we are less likely to fear them. But let us not be so easily fooled.

2 – MEDIA INFO “Alexa. What actor is playing Captain Kirk?” “Alexa. What song is that?” Alexa is always listening. But so far, it transmits only a fraction of a second of pre-audio to the cloud for processing. What if it could use its full 60-second buffer to help identify audio fingerprints or audio watermarks from soundtracks or other audio content? Amazon owns IMDb (Internet Movie Database) and has about a zillion songs and videos in its Prime streaming service library. If it’s listening anyway … well, you get my point.

This idea could be augmented with a legal alternative: “Alexa. Tell my DVR to skip this commercial pod.” Ouch!

don’t have a good metaphor for this one. Ah, but wait … 5 – PREINSTALLED SURVEILLANCE “Alexa. Record the next three hours of audio from Echo Dot #2.” “Alexa. Tell Record-a-Call to record for 20 minutes after the phone rings.” I am not a conspiracy theorist. Not even close. But this is simply too obvious. Since Alexa is always listening, with a writ from a court of competent jurisdiction, and in full compliance with the Fourth Amendment, bugging your location is just a subpoena away.

3 – ON DEMAND EVERYTHING Or, for the hacking community, it’s simply open season. “Alexa. I want to order the sweater Jennifer Aniston is wearing right now.” “Alexa. Put this song on my playlist.” “Alexa. Get this song (video, movie, TV series) for me for free.” This has to be a “coming soon” feature. If Alexa is always listening (and it is), it could easily pattern match any audio from a song, video, movie, TV series, audiobook, 45 rpm record (what’s that?) or any other audio source and use it as a front end for a commerce engine. Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the free world. Like I said, this has to be in the works. 4 – TV RATINGS

This is illegal because unless you have paid for a streaming service or have already purchased a copy of the content you are watching, skipping the commercials is crippling to the businesses that produce and distribute content. Everyone hates commercials. (Please don’t start with the “People only hate irrelevant content” silliness. We can argue about this another time.) So providing a quick, easy method to find another way to consume content you should be paying for is going to be awesome for consumers. For businesses that depend on revenue to produce content, not so much.

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1 – SKIPPING COMMERCIALS “Alexa. Find me a free version of this movie without commercials.”

TECHNOLOGY

Unless you’re in the media business, you probably don’t know the archaic methodology used to determine television ratings. I won’t bore you with it here. However, since Alexa is always listening, it could accomplish something truly magical (and illegal without the mother of all user agreements), real TV ratings.

Importantly, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and other organizations that are purveying ASR/NLU systems are going out of their way to prevent all of the above. But in practice, we do live in a world of infinite possibilities. “Alexa. Are you listening?” Of course you are. Intelligence communities, both foreign and domestic (including state and local law enforcement), are you listening? We’ll know soon enough. Author’s Note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. Also, I am the proud owner of several Amazon Echos, Echo Dots, Google Home units, Android devices that are “OK Google” enabled and a significant number of Siri-enabled Apple devices. The purpose of this article is to inspire a civil discussion about the possible future of ASR and NLU systems, not to cast aspersions or in any way suggest that we should limit, slow down or inhibit the remarkable progress being made in this field. About Shelly Palmer

Amazon knows who owns Echo devices. In fact, Amazon knows everything an advertiser needs to know about you, including your full contact information, credit card info, purchase history, streaming history (for those on Prime) and more. Imagine not only that Alexa identified what content was playing but also that there was simultaneous live conversation (proving there were people in the room while the content was playing). Apply a little machine learning and a bit of media modeling, and Amazon would own the most actionable set of marketing data ever created. Let’s see – Skynet, Empire, First Order … I actually

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 on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer. com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb.


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