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FROM WORDS TO ACTIONS

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR "For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost… Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed… And while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes – starting right here, and right now." These words were spoken by President Donald J. Trump during his inaugural address. Trump was elected because he promised jobs to the unemployed of the american rustbelt (steelworkers), to coal miners and to agricultural workers. Let's see if Trump will focus upon 'job creation' or will 'alternative facts' be the reward working class folks receive? Tuesday,Governor Brown gave the shortest 'California State of the State' speech ever. There is no feedback at this juncture which the CA Governor or its State Assembly could use to establish its annual program budgets. One in eight Americans lives in CA which is the 6th largest economy in this

world. Despite the fact that CA contributes $86 billion to the U.S.Treasury, at present the federal funding levels for healthcare,education,trans portation,etc.have not been communicated. We, who live in California, may end up having to stand up and push back on the public policy changes whichTrump Administration will propose. Trump began signing Executive Orders.One executive order permits construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline which crossed Native American 'sacred lands'. These pipelines may commit America to use fossil fuels at a time when sustainable alternative energy sources need to be used more extensively. These decisions reflect his rejection of Global Warming (Climate Change). Recall that Trump called 'Global Climat change 'a hoax' several times. Recent data from EPA establishes that for the past 650,000 years, 2016 had the highest global temperature. The mission of Environmental Protection Ageny is to protect human life by protecting the environment. A gag order has been applied which prohibits federal career scientists from releasing any climate change information to the public (who pays for that research). Another order withdraws America from the Trans Pacific Treaty (TPT) negotiations which will greatly impact international commerce conducted

by CA firms, especially high tech and agribusiness. TTP established a 12 nation trade agreement with lower import/ export tariffs.Chile is already being courted by China. When campaigning, Trump targeted the North American Free Trade Agreement between America, Canada, and Mexico as requiring renegotiation. NAFTA is responsible for many small Mexican farmers from being unable to make a living when American agribusiness began shipping cheaper corn, wheat, and pork to Mexico. The 'little guy' had no protection nor consideration in the original NAFTA deal. Could Trump do better? These Executive Orders are projected to eliminate three of four existing worker protective regulations. This may cause increased health and safety issues as well as economic harm to America's working class. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) is best improved by retaining its best features and crafting improvements thereto. The Republican Party, with its own internal divisive groups (e.g. The Tea Party ultra-right faction) simply has no plan of its own which will serve the health care insurance coverages needed by ordinary working class citizens. Why not uncouple coverage from employment status? Obama Care, despite its flaws, provided health care insurance coverage for an additional 20 million workers. And for the first time,

its application slowed down rising costs of health care. Trump is very committed to 'rebuilding America's military', deporting undocumented residents, and to building that WALL along the MexicanAmerican border. And let's not forget the privatization of health care, education, and national parks. If Trump really wants to do things for the working class, he may want to consider setting up mortgage contracts which give the home-owner certain rights and options. Currently, home-purchaser's only obligation is to pay the monthly mortgage without fail. Home-owners could ,and do, lose their home equity; no bank executive has been punished for improper foreclosures, etc. A national housing policy which is standard throughout this nation would be welcomed, especially if the home-owner had options such as payment of interest only when transitioning jobs, unemployed and very ill; plus not having any equity losses during foreclosures. If Trump is such an excellent 'deal-making' negotiator, let his administration get better credit card interest rates; establish low interest student loans which are forgiven when that student as a professional serves an underserved area; establish a comprehensive tax reform plan that equals what is currently provided to the ultra-wealthy; establish

excellent Consumer Protection Services;etc. Let Trump turn his words into action... actions which satisfy the many promises made during the past campaign rallys. With respect to that WALL, it would be good to forget it. It would be better to fund the Immigration & Naturalization programs at levels which would eliminate all waiting periods. Since Mexico has provided skilled labor for many jobs which our labor force now is reluctant to do, develop a porous border which permits laborers to come and go whenever without fear; but which detects and interdicts those criminals which both nations want to imprison. Finally, Trump would do this nation a great service if Federal laws on drugs, especially marijuana, were in harmony with current state laws for both medicinal and recreational marijuana usage. President Trump...I hope you did not do a 'bait and switch sales job' on all those workers who voted for you, because the establishments in both Democratic and Republican Parties took us for granted and you did not. You have an obligation to turn your words into action. You must perform just as you expect your employees to.... or else...in four years (maybe sooner via impeachment proceedings) you will be fired.

Un gabinete sin latinos Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Por primera vez desde la presidencia de Ronald Reagan, un gabinete presidencial no incluye a latinos en las posiciones de más alto nivel entre los colaboradores del presidente Donald Trump, un mensaje que provocó decepción entre organizaciones hispanas del país. Aunque la administración Trump espera colocar a latinos en alguno de los 5,000 puestos del gobierno federal, la decisión de excluir a hispanos con el talento y la experiencia necesaria para ocupar alguna de las carteras federales, fue recibida como un balde de agua fría por muchos latinos. “Trump empezó su campaña atacando a la comunidad latina, así que realmente está es la culminación de la hostilidad

que nos ha mostrado desde el primer día”, señaló el presidente del Latino Victory Fund, Cristóbal Alex, en un comentario que reflejó las expresiones de muchas organizaciones. Para complicar la percepción de desinterés en la comunidad, la página de la Casa Blanca en español fue desmantelada temporalmente y hasta principios de la semana no había sido restablecida, aunque el nuevo portavoz presidencial Sean Spicer dejó en claro que estaban haciendo esfuerzos para reconstruirla tan pronto sea posible. En cambio, la página en inglés de la Casa Blanca tenía listas desde el primero minuto después del mediodía del 20 de enero sus prioridades. Entre ellas, la cancelación de fondos federales para las ciudades “santuario”, la deportación de millones de inmigrantes indocumentados con antecedentes

criminales y la construcción de un muro en la frontera con México. Un día después, en el primer fin de semana de la presidencia de Trump, millones de personas marcharon en algunas de las más grandes ciudades de Estados Unidos, como Washington, Nueva York, Boston, Chicago y Los Ángeles, para reivindicar los derechos no sólo de las mujeres sino de todas las personas vulnerables, incluidos latinos y miembros de la comunidad LGBT. Inicialmente el presidente Trump cuestionó a los manifestantes. “¿Por qué esta gente no vota?”, escribió en su cuenta personal de Twitter. Poco después corrigió el rumbo: “Las protestas pacíficas son un sello de nuestra democracia. Aún si no coincido, reconozco los derechos de la gente a expresar su punto de vista”, escribió. La interrogante presidencial es

pertinente, especialmente para los millones de ciudadanos que no salieron a votar el 8 de noviembre y para los más de 8 millones de residentes legales permanentes que han optado por no hacerse ciudadanos. El desenlace de la elección confirma que el voto cuenta y aquellos que no votan dejan que otros decidan por ellos. A todo el país le conviene que el presidente Donald Trump tenga éxito, de la misma forma que al nuevo gobierno le convienen gobernar para todos, no sólo para quienes votaron a favor del ganador. La unidad es deseable para remontar los retos de la globalización y de sociedades que reclaman soluciones prontas a sus problemas, así como aceptar que la diversidad es la mayor fortaleza, no la debilidad de Estados Unidos.

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EDUCATION

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MILLIONS OF CALIFORNIANS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF SCHOOL CHOICE

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New Efforts in Education Highlight Push for East Side Students

29 Cities and Counties Issue Proclamations Recognizing "School Choice Week" in California As History-Making Celebrations Set to Kick Off SACRAMENTO–– National School Choice Week begins today in California and across the country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. 29 counties and cities have officially proclaimed School Choice Week. The events in California, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups. Highlighted events include a large school choice fair January 28 at Nova Academy in Santa Ana. The counties of Madera, Stanislaus, Riverside, Amador, El Dorado, Glenn, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo and cities of Adelanto, Buena Park, Chino Hills, Coachella, Concord, Covina, Dublin, Hanford, Hesperia, Manteca, Monte Sereno, Newark, Oceanside, Palm Desert, Rancho Cordova, Redwood City, San Ramon, Sandy Creek, Tracy, Victorville, and West Hollywood have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.” National School Choice Week provides families in California with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices

available for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with effective education options. “I believe parents and the community benefit from school choice options,” said Cecilia Iglesias of the California Policy Center. “National School Choice Week brings awareness to the different school choice models available to our families and it empowers parents to exercise their right to choose the best quality public school option for their children. When parents choose, students win.” "National School Choice Week provides an opportunity for all Californians to celebrate the education options available to children, while raising awareness of the importance for even greater opportunity in education," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "We are grateful that millions of Californians will recognize National School Choice Week at a recordbreaking 1,750 events statewide." With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest celebration of education options in US history.

ALearn's new Catalyst to College program intends to bolster education services at two high school's in the East Side Union High School District, by continually providing guidance in the path to college. Photo Credit: ALearn

Estephany Haro El Observador Yerba Buena high school students and members of the East Side high school district came together last Thursday to welcome ALearn and its new program, Catalyst to College. This new program was funded through a $500,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and will be offered to students from Yerba Buena and Independence High Schools. The attendees welcomed the founder and CEO of ALearn, Kathryn Hanson who then introduced a group of nine students that were part of the summer program and gave their testimonies and thanked the rest of the attendees for being part of the launch. “I think these are the hidden figures of the new generation, the brave and bold…I want to come back in six years from now and see you all graduating from college and have you tell them how what you’re going to do in your careers,” Hanson said. According to ALearn, the students enrolled in this 4-year program at Yerba Buena and Independence high school since it began on August, 41 percent are Latino followed by 34 percent Vietnamese. “I want to graduate from UC Davis because I want to be a doctor or a nurse, the reason why I came to the program is because I know they are going to help me,” said one of the students who started the program during the summer. Linda Prieto, Vice President of Programs in ALearn is the daughter of immigrants and the first one in her family to graduate from college. She understands that most of the students served will be first generation in their families

to go on to college and graduate from college. “Many of us that come from low income communities like myself included who didn’t have parents who had the opportunity to attend college don’t know where to go, don’t know who to ask,” Prieto said. East Side Union District Superintendent Chris Funk also added that even when kids are successful during their high school years, it might not be the same at the moment of attending higher education. “Usually our counselors as much as they help us they’re also overworked and they can’t be there for every child individually and so this program is very important for the students and parents to know that they can come, they can sign up for free,” Prieto said. A Catalyst to College Program Coordinator will be physically at Yerba Buena and Independence High School two days a week, “her job is to help this students successfully navigate high school to a four year college or university also graduate from that college or university,” Prieto said. Susi Rodriguez is one of the Catalyst College Program coordinators that will be guiding students throughout their high school years where students will be taken to different campuses. “We actually started off with a one week summer academy at Santa Clara university where we went over college applications, the financial aid process because I think many times many families think they can’t afford college,” Rodriguez said. This program is free and parents who have kids at Yerba Buena High school and Independence High school are encouraged to sign up.


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BBB OFRECE ASESORAMIENTO SOBRE LA RECUPERACIÓN DESPUÉS DE INUNDACIONES Better Business Bureau Una serie de tormentas en el comienzo de 2017 ha causado inundaciones, evacuaciones, cierres de carreteras y deslizamientos de tierra por todas partes del norte y centro de California y Nevada. Estas inundaciones han afectado a cientos de casas. Es posible que más lluvia puede venir, pero después de que las aguas retrocedan, los residentes estarán buscando reparación. BBB ofrece los siguientes seis consejos para recuperarse después de una inundación: • Busque un negocio de confianza. En 2015, BBB recibió cientos de quejas sobre contratistas de remodelación y reparación. ¿La razón principal para las quejas? Problemas con los contratos, seguido por problemas con las reparaciones. Inicie su búsqueda para un negocio confiable en bbb. org. Los Perfiles de Negocios de BBB incluyen información de la empresa, comentarios de clientes y el historial de quejas. O, visite el Directorio de Negocios Acreditados de BBB para obtener una lista de los contratistas acreditados en su área. También es una buena idea pedir recomendaciones de familiares y amigos.

• Obtenga al menos tres estimaciones. Asegúrese de obtener tres estimaciones escritas antes de firmar cualquier contrato. Asegúrese de que las estimaciones son para planes y alcances de trabajo idénticos. No siempre es mejor aceptar la oferta más baja, y sea cauteloso si una estimación es significativamente menor que los otros. • Obtenga un contrato por escrito y no pague por adelantado. Asegúrese de que el contrato especifica el precio, el trabajo a realizar y quien lo hará, un desglose de los costos materiales y los costos laborales, la cantidad de cobertura de seguro mantenida por el contratista, un plazo y una copia del certificado de seguro del contratista. Cualquier promesa hecha oralmente debe ser escrita en el contrato, incluyendo garantías sobre materiales o mano de obra. Asegúrese de que el nombre, dirección, numero de licencia y número de teléfono del contratista esta incluido en el contrato. Lea y comprenda el contrato en su totalidad. No debe firmar un contrato en blanco, y asegúrese de recibir una copia del contrato firmado en el momento de la firma. Asegúrese de que el contrato especifique el horario para pagar al contratista. No se sienta presionado a pagar con dinero en efectivo o pagar por adelantado.

BBB OFFERS FLOOD RECOVERY ADVICE

A series of major winter storms in the beginning of 2017 have caused flooding, evacuations, road closures and mudslides throughout Northern and Central California and Nevada. This flooding has affected hundreds of homes. More rain may be coming, but after the waters recede, residents will be looking to repair. BBB offers the following six tips when recovering from a flood: • Find a business you can trust. In 2015, BBB received hundreds of complaints about

• Asegúrese de que están autorizados y asegurados. En California, cualquier contratista que trabaje en un proyecto que tiene un valor de $500 o más por mano de obra y materiales debe tener una licencia de la Junta de Licencias del Estado de California (CSLB). El CSLB licencias contratistas en 43 clasificaciones diferentes, así que verifique que el contratista tiene una licencia para el trabajo que está haciendo. Esto es especialmente importante si la compañía afirma que son capaces de eliminar el moho.

always best to accept the lowest bid, and be wary if one estimate is significantly lower than the others.

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• Resista las ventas de alta presión y tenga cuidado con los contratistas que van puerta a puerta. Algunos cazadores de tormentas utilizan tácticas como el “buen oferta” que obtendrá solo si usted contrata al contratista en ese momento. Ser proactivo en la selección de un contratista y no reactivo a las llamadas de ventas a través del teléfono o su puerta. Las víctimas de desastres nunca deben sentirse obligadas a tomar una decisión de reparación apresurado. Si alguien aparece en su puerta, pida identificación. Muchos municipios requieren un permiso de solicitación si vendedores van de puerta a puerta. Compruebe el vehículo del contratista para un nombre de negocio, número de teléfono y placas de su estado.

remodel and repair contractors nationwide. The top reason for complaints? Issues with contracts, followed closely by problems with repairs. Start your search for a trustworthy business at bbb.org. BBB Business Profiles include company information, customer reviews and complaint history. Or, visit the BBB Accredited Business Directory for a list of accredited contractors in your area. It’s also a good idea to ask for recommendations from family and friends. • Get at least three estimates. Make sure to get three written estimates before signing any contracts. Make sure the estimates are for identical plans and scope of work. It’s not

• Get a written contract and don’t pay in advance. Make sure the contract specifies the price, the work to be done and who will do it, a breakdown of material and labor costs, the amount of liability insurance coverage maintained by the contractor, a time frame and a copy of their current certificate of insurance. Any promises made orally should be written into the contract, including warranties on materials or labor. Be sure their name, address, license number and phone number is included in contract. Read and understand the contract in its entirety. Don’t sign a blank contract, and make sure to receive a copy of the signed contract at time of signature. Be sure the contract specifies the schedule for releasing payments to the contractor. Don’t feel pressured to pay with cash or pay in advance. • Resist high-pressure sales and be careful of door-to-door contractors. Some storm chasers use tactics such as the “good deal” you’ll get only if you hire the contractor on the spot. Be proactive in selecting a contractor and not reactive to sales calls on the phone or door-to-door pitches. Disaster victims should never feel forced to make a hasty repair decision. If someone does show up at your door, ask for identification. Many municipalities require a solicitation permit if sales people go door-to-door. Check their vehicle for a business name, phone number,

Usted puede verificar si un contratista esta licenciado en el sitio web del CSLB (cslb. ca.gov). El CSLB también recomienda que “cuando el contratista venga a su casa... pregunte para ver su licencia de bolsillo, junto con una foto I.D. Asegúrese de que la persona con que está trabajando con sea la misma persona en la licencia”. También es importante verificar que el contratista está asegurado – pida ver una copia de su Certificado de Seguro, o pida el nombre de la compañía y agencia de seguros para verificarlo independientemente. • Sepa cómo manejar su seguro. El seguro de inundación no es necesariamente parte de su seguro de hogar. Si tiene seguro contra inundaciones, llame a su agente de seguros inmediatamente para presentar una reclamación. Pida para procedimientos específicos o papeleo necesario. Si es posible, toma fotos del daño. Si usted tiene un problema con un contratista, puede presentar una queja con su BBB en bbb.org. Si encuentra una estafa de cazador de tormenta, infórmelo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker.

and license plates from your state. • Make sure they’re licensed and insured. In California, any contractor working on a project that is valued at $500 or more for labor and materials must hold a license from the California State License Board (CSLB). CSLB licenses contractors in 43 different classifications, so verify that the contractor holds a license for the work you are having done. This is especially important if the company claims they are able to remove mold and mildew. You can check the status of a license on CSLB’s website (cslb.ca.gov). The CSLB also recommends that “when the contractor comes to your house… ask to see his/her pocket license, along with a picture I.D. Make sure the person you're dealing with is the same person on the license”. It’s also important to verify that they’re insured – ask to see a copy of their Certificate of Insurance, or ask for the name of the insurance carrier and agency to verify independently. • Know how to deal with your insurance. Flood insurance is not necessarily part of your home insurance. If you do have flood insurance, call your insurance agent immediately to file a claim. Ask for specific procedures or paperwork needed. If possible, take photos of the damage. If you do have an issue with a contractor, you can file a complaint with your BBB at bbb. org. If you encounter a storm chaser scam, report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/ scamtracker.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com the tobacco tax by $2 a pack. "All of those things resulted in our grades going up this year, and we actually were one of the states that showed the most improvement, year over year, because of a lot of the effort that we were able to do last year," she explained. "We've regained our place as a leader in tobacco control once again."

TOBACCO USE IN CA: MAKING STRIDES, BUT ROOM TO IMPROVE Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES - In California alone, 40,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, which also cost the state just over $18 billion in healthcare and loss of productivity. Two reports out today explain what states are doing to curb tobacco use.

Lindsey Freitas, senior director of Tobacco Control and Lung Health for the American Lung Association in California, described the progress the state has made in the past year. It includes raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21, regulating e-cigarettes just like other tobacco products, and passing a ballot measure (Proposition 56) to hike

Freitas noted that these efforts largely enjoyed bipartisan support, but faced opposition from Big Tobacco. California's smoking rate still hovers around 12 percent, and while that might seem like a small number, it represents roughly the population of the state of Oregon. Along with the national report, a companion report from the American Lung Association's California chapter grades

JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 02, 2017 cities and counties on their tobaccocontrol initiatives. Freitas says more than 20 received an overall "A" average, but the list doesn't include any of the 10 largest cities. San Francisco scored a "B," Los Angeles got a "C," and Anaheim got an "F." "The important thing to note is that these are not easy policies to adopt, even though we do have strong support," she said. "They're still challenging to adopt in some of these bigger cities, and so, we see the progress there going a little slower." An estimated 16,000 California kids a year start smoking. Freitas said her group is working to stem kids' access to e-cigs, and to curb tobacco companies' targeting of minorities in their marketing.

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•2 cucharaditas de sal marina •½ cucharadita de pimienta •1 cucharada de semillas de sésamo •3 dientes de ajo •2 cucharadas de vinagre de sidra de manzana •4 cucharadas de aceite de oliva •12 alitas de pollo Preparación:

EL GRAN JUEGO

EL GRAN JUEGO ES LA EXCUSA PERFECTA PARA COMER CON LAS MANOS Y PARA DARTE GUSTO CON TODO TIPO DE BOCADITOS.

Si de plano no quieres cocinar, puedes llevar una bolsa de Wonderful Pistachios de Sweet Chili como una alternativa saludable a los nachos con queso. Sabemos que unos buenos snacks te harán ganar puntos extras durante la noche del domingo. Mejora tu fiesta para ver el juego (y los comerciales) con estas opciones y ¡gana puntos extras durante el Gran Juego! Alitas de Pollo Empanizadas en Pistachos Tiempo de Preparación: 20 minutos | Tiempo Para Servir: 2 horas o dejar reposar toda la noche | Porciones: 4

1. Mezcla las semillas de hinojo, las semillas de comino, la pimienta rosa, la sal marina, la pimienta, las semillas de sésamo, y los dientes de ajo en un mortero. Tritura hasta que todo quede bien mezclado. 2. En un tazón mezcla las especies con el aceite y el vinagre. 3. Distribuye el adobo obtenido en las alitas de pollo y refrigéralas por lo menos 1 hora o toda la noche. 4. Licua los Pistachios en un procesador de comida hasta tener una mezcla gruesa.

Ingredientes: •2 tazas de Pistachios No Salt, sin cáscara •2 cucharaditas de semillas de hinojo •1 cucharadita de semillas de comino •½ cucharadita de pimienta rosa

5. Cubre cada alita de pollo con la mezcla de pistachos. 6. Hornea las alitas de pollo durante 15 minutos, hasta que los pistachos se doren.

MORNING TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE DAY StatePoint Are most of your mornings spent running out the door with breakfast in-hand, and applying your makeup on-the-go? It’s easy to snooze, and rush all the way to work – but building a routine that gives you a calm and efficient morning can make you feel more prepared to take on your day. If you haven’t nailed it yet, don’t fret. To celebrate the similarities and differences of women’s routines, the team at Carefree is offering some tips to make mornings easier. 1. Rise and shine. Do you hit the snooze button one too many times? Avoid being late again. Place your alarm out of reach so that in order to turn it off, you have to get out of bed. If you use your phone to wake up, consider setting your alarm tone to a song that annoys you -- you’ll be happy to get out of bed to make it stop! 2. Perk up. Perk up with a morning ritual that activates your mind. Enjoy your cup of coffee or green tea alongside a brain teaser, Sodoku or crossword puzzle. Or spend the time writing a journal entry, scanning the morning headlines, or reading a chapter of a book. Taking a few moments to warm up the mind can encourage greater productivity all day long.

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AFTER A WEEKEND OF PROTESTS – NOW WHAT, CALIFORNIA? Logan Pollard California News Service BERKELEY, Calif. - In California alone, there were nearly 50 "sister marches" in tandem with Saturday's Women's March on Washington in the nation's capital.

The latest poll from Stanford University's Hoover Institution and Bill Lane Center for the American West, said that 55 percent of Californians would like to see tax reform from the Trump administration, but almost as many - 48 percent - think repealing the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea.

Rallies included smaller hamlets - like Santa Maria, Santa Paula and Oxnard, up north as well as marches in the major metropolitan areas. And many Californians went to the march in Washington, D.C. Ahmina Maxey was among them. She said that for her, it was about advocating for clean energy.

The Women's Marches cast a wide net in terms of social justice causes, with participants citing concerns about workers' rights and reproductive rights, religious freedoms and environmental protections. To keep the momentum, Maxey said the focus now is on providing positive alternatives.

Maxey is based in Berkeley and is the U.S. and Canada regional coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives - so cleaner air is her priority.

"Not only are we against these things, but we also are really for solutions that we can demonstrate, and that we stand united in," she said.

"I have asthma, a lot of my family and friends have asthma," Maxey said. "We are impacted by these poor decisions that our elected officials and their appointees make."

Speakers at many of the events urged people to channel their energy and frustration into working to improve their own communities, including running for office.

Oakland, Calif., was the site of one of the state's almost 50 "sister marches" to the Women's March on Washington on Sat., Jan. 21. Photo Credit: Oakland Women's March

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“WOMEN’S MARCH” BRINGS THOUSANDS TO SAN JOSE Along with millions of others across the country and around the world, support surged for a historic movement of progress and equal rights

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signs and frequently shouted, "No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here!”

One day after the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, thousands joined together in front of San Jose's City Hall Saturday morning around 10 am, in support of the Women's March on Washington and the hundreds of other marches coordinated throughout the country and the world.

Approximately an hour into the march, the head of the line reached their destination of Plaza de Cesar Chavez, while the back of the line was still grouped in a large crowd back at City Hall.

In downtown San Jose, the crowd was made up of an eclectic mix of ages and backgrounds, including many families with children. Not only a march in solidarity for women, this vast and united front echoed protests and marches around the world, representing support for immigrants, science and many other groups as well. Saturday's events marked the the largest in US history. From the head of the march, the line began at E San Fernando Street and extended all the way back to City Hall, where thousands of additional marchers lingered, waiting for the line to push forward. All the participants would officially start marching at the strike of 11 am from City Hall to Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Seconds before that start the energetic crowd carried out a countdown as an official start to the Women’s March. Loud excitement was everywhere at the moment the countdown reached zero, while many waved their eclectic

At Plaza de Cesar Chavez, participants were greeted with bubbles floating through the air, booths set up around the sides of the park, and Community Leader Shay Franco-Clausen giving a warm welcome to all those who were involved in the event. The collection of people moved towards the northern part of the park, where Franco-Clausen spoke on stage about the event. People cheered and yelled in support of Franco-Clausen’s powerful words, while the crowd continued to swell from all those still coming from City Hall. The official end time of the event was at 3 PM, but many were still present past that time. As we have recently seen, several of the protests and marches demonstrated during and after the election were more divisive and at times on the violent side. However this march proved to be smooth and all-inclusive, supported by thousands across San Jose. The marches overall show hope for the genesis of a larger progressive movement, one that President Donald Trump may have to live with for years.

The Women's March, a day after President Trump's inauguration, channeled people's hope's worries, and strength to defend their rights. Photo Credit: Gabriel Nuanez

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Bay Area Mayors Respond Collectively to Trump Administration Immigration Policy On Wednesday January 25th the mayors of the Bay Area’s three largest cities, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, and the City of Berkeley spoke out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. They reaf f irmed their commitment to working together to address the many challenges the region faces from growing i nc ome i nequa l it y, la ck of a f fordable housing, better education outcomes, job creation and transportation infrastructure improvement. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf also vowed to take a regional approach to combat the impacts of any threatened cuts in federal funding that would adversely affect the nearly two and half million residents of diverse backgrounds who reside in their cities. The following are the four mayors' statements: “ The Bay A re a st a nd s u n it ed aga i n st this W hit e House’s mora lly ba n k r upt policies that would divide families, turn our nation’s back on refugees in need, and potentially thwart the efforts of nearly one million productive young people who are on a legal path to citizenship. Oaklanders rely on $130 million in federal funding for everything from early education programs like Head Start to getting officers out of their cars and onto our streets at a time when community policing is so desperately needed. We will not allow this president to play politics with our safety and security.” – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf “Nothing about the President’s Executive Order will change how San Jose cops police our city. The San Jose Police Department’s longstanding policies relating to immigration enforcement are critical to keeping our

community safe. Our police officers must focus their scarce time responding to and investigating violent, predatory and other high-priority crimes – not the enforcement of federal tax laws, federal securities laws, or federal immigration laws. There’s a broad consensus among major city police chiefs that having local off icers meddle i n f e de r a l i m m ig r a t ion e n for c e me nt undermines public safety, and diminishes community trust. We need to ensure that all residents feel comfortable calling 911, repor t i ng cr i me s , c om i ng for wa rd a s witnesses, and testifying in court to help us keep criminals off the street.” – San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo “The Bay Area is home to millions of people who have sought refuge and a chance at a better life. As mayors, we stand together in our responsibility to keep our cities safe and healthy and take care of all our residents and families, regardless of status. We will not give in to threats, or political grandstanding. Together, the Bay A rea will stay true to our values of inclusiveness, c ompa s sion a nd equa l it y, a nd u n it ed against any and all efforts to divide our residents, our cities, and our country.” – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee “Our values of human rights, equity, and inclusion have come under attack by the Trump Administration. In just two days, Trump has pushed a divisive wall, stripped our citizens of civil liberties, and cut funding to cities that have the courage to stand up for all people – whether or not they are legal citizens. We will not be intimidated by threats to cut funding to cities that believe in the fundamental notion that no person is illegal. No amount of federal funding is worth betraying our values.” – Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com erno federal alardeando por algunos de sus bienes raíces más valiosos. L os defensores dicen que reunir a un público involucrado para actuar como defensores de la costa es clave en esa lucha. Jon Christensen, del Instituto de Medio Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de la UCLA, dice que mientra s que los 40 años de activismo costero fueron marcados en gran parte por el activismo para luchar contra la privatización, los próximos 40 años serán "expandir el acceso" a comunidades que no están asociadas con protección costera.

OBAMA EXPANDE MONUMENTO COSTERO DE CA, ESTIMULA NUEVA GENERACIÓN DE COMISARIOS COSTEROS Peter Schurmann New America Media En uno de sus últimas acciones antes de salir de la oficina, el expresidente Obama anunció una expansión de 6.230 acres del Monument o Na ciona l C oa st a l de California. La expansión pone el foco en la costa del estado justo cuando los crecientes mares y las crecientes presiones para desarrollar y perforar amenazan con erosionar el acceso para millones. También proporciona un impulso a un creciente movimiento de activistas y educadores que trabajan para involucrar a una nueva generación de californianos como administradores de la costa del estado de 1.100 millas de costa. "Esta designación es importante porque ... nos lleva a un lugar donde los monumentos conservan los recursos naturales y celebran los tesoros culturales", dice Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Azul, una organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja para fortalecer a la comunidad latina alrededor de la protección de la costa.

comunicado de prensa después del anuncio. Los Cotoni-Coast Dairies en Santa Cruz están entre los sitios designados bajo el movimiento. López señala que la designación del sitio ayudará a asegurar "que los muchos recursos culturales, espirituales y naturales de esta área estarán protegidos a perpetuidad". Señalando a Cotoni-Coast Dairies, específicamente, ella dice que la designación del sitio presenta una "oportunidad de celebrar miles de años de mayordomía" por gente de color que no son vistos a menudo como mayordomos La desig nación se produce cuando la costa de California es golpeada por las amenazas de aumento del mar, los cambios demográficos que ponen una mayor presión sobre el desarrollo de las zonas costeras, y un clima político en Washington que tiene defensores del medio ambiente preparando para lo peor.

La expansión del monumento costero incluye seis nuevos sitios ubicados en los condados de Humboldt, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo y Orange. El movimiento está siendo ampliamente celebrado por los defensores de las costas en todo el estado.

Varios modelos ofrecen predicciones sobre el impacto del aumento del mar y el cambio climático en la costa de California, lo que representa una industria de $ 44 mil millones para el estado. La mayoría muestra que para el año 2100 muchas de las playas que salpican la costa y son destinos favoritos para los residentes desaparecerán como resultado de niveles de mar y erosión más altos.

"Queremos agradecer al presidente Obama por expandir el Monumento Nacional Costero de California", dijo Val Lopez, pr e sident e de la ba nd a t r iba l A m a h Mutsun en el condado de Santa Cruz, en un

Al mismo tiempo, las propuestas de la nueva administración de Trump de privatizar las tierras públicas y los espacios abiertos han aumentado los temores sobre la capacidad de California para defenderse de un gobi-

Eso significa abordar las barreras existentes, tales como la falta de transporte y alojamiento asequible, entre otros, que previenen que muchos visiten la costa. Pero también significa diversificar el campo de la defensa de la costa, algo que GutierrezGraudiòš ha pasado los últimos 10 años haciendo. Ella dice que las comunidades de color en California no se reflejan ahora en los grupos que trabajan para proteger la costa del estado. "Ca da vez que entro en un event o de conservación del océano, por lo general soy la única persona de color o una de pocas", dice. "Una vez que entramos en el campo de la conservación, la conservación del océano es probablemente una de las peores en términos de diversidad. Aquí es donde necesitamos hacer más trabajo ". Un informe de 2014 destacó la falta de diversidad entre los principales grupos ambientalistas, señalando que la gente de color representaba sólo el 16 por ciento de todo el personal de organizaciones medioambientales de todo el país. Gutiérrez-Graudiòš dice que la falta de representación es especialmente problemática dada las amenazas a la costa de California y el acceso costero. "Necesitamos toda la ayuda", dice. "No se puede proteger 1.100 millas de costa sin el apoyo de la mayoría del estado. Y eso significa, por definición, que hay que diversificarse ". Los latinos representan aproximadamente el 39 por ciento de todos los residentes de California, seguidos por los blancos (38 por ciento) y los asiáticos (14 por ciento). Los afroamericanos representan alrededor del 6 por ciento del estado. Azul está entre una serie de organizaciones que buscan conectar más comunidades

JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 02, 2017 a la costa . Gr upos similares incluyen Wildcoast y Mujeres de la Tierra en el sur de California; CAUSE, que se enfoca en asuntos de justicia ambiental a lo largo de la Costa Central de California; Y Brown Girl Surf, una organización sin fines de lucro de Oakland dedicada a fomentar la cultura del surf entre las niñas de color en el área de la Bahía. "La cultura de surf como existe actualmente tiene un gran problema con la diversidad", dice Melissa Rosa Morazan, Directora de Operaciones de Brown Girl Surf, quien agrega que su organización está trabajando para contrarrestar la "cultura bikini" que actualmente rodea a las mujeres surfistas. "Estamos tratando de cambiar esa cultura a una que se crea a los ojos de las mujeres de color. Y la forma en que lo hacemos es aumentando el acceso, construyendo una comunidad alrededor de la cultura del surf y una conexión con el océano ", dice Morazán. "Estamos tratando de cambiar esa cultura a una que se crea a los ojos de las mujeres de color. Y la forma en que lo hacemos es aumentando el acceso, construyendo una comunidad alrededor de la cultura del surf y una conexión con el océano ", dice Morazán. Morazán dice que los obstáculos como el transporte y el costo no impiden que los jóvenes de color visiten la costa. Pero, añade, la cultura puede ser una barrera igualmente imponente. "Ellos no ven a otras mujeres de los surfistas de color", señala de las chicas del programa, "y por lo tanto, si no pueden verlo, entonces es difícil creer que puedan ser parte de esa comunidad también". Hasta la fecha, Brown Girl Surf ha logrado conectar a más de 130 jóvenes a la costa a través del surf. Y la esperanza, señala Morazán, es que a través de esa conexión vendrá un "deseo de ser parte del movimiento de conservación". Pero Morazán se hace eco de GutiérrezGraudiòš, diciendo que aunque hay "algún impulso" para ampliar la base de la defensa de la costa para incluir comunidades de color, "todavía queda mucho camino por recorrer". Según Gutierrez-Graudiņš, la designación de los nuevos sitios por la Casa Blanca ayudará a estimular ese esfuerzo, permitiendo que más personas y comunidades "vean celebrada su cultura ... y se sientan más cómodos haciendo estos lugares suyos".

Una vista de Panther Beach, parte de los Cotoni-Coast Dairies en el Condado de Santa Cruz y uno de los seis sitios designados por el Presidente Obama como parte del California Coastal National Monument. Imagen cortesía: Wiki Commons


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PG&E Anuncia el Lanzamiento de Reembolso de $500 para Conductores de Vehículos Eléctricos

continuo con el tema de los vehículos eléctricos al apoyar a nuestros más de 100,000 clientes que están adoptando combustibles limpios para reducir significativamente su impacto ambiental y apoyar el futuro del Estado en cuanto a la energía limpia ", dijo Aaron Johnson, vicepresidente de Soluciones de Energía para Clientes de PG&E. Datos claves sobre el Reembolso por el Uso de Combustibles Limpios

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SA N FR A NCISCO, Calif.— Pacif ic Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) anunció el lanzamiento del Reembolso por el Uso de Combustibles Limpios para clientes del servicio eléctrico residencial que sean conductores de vehículos eléctricos (EV, por sus siglas en inglés). El nuevo Reembolso de Combustible Limpio es parte de la iniciativa estatal denominada Estándar de Combustibles Bajos en Carbono de California, cuyo objetivo es reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero relacionadas con el transporte, alentando la adopción de combustibles limpios como la electricidad. El transporte es el mayor contribuyente a las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en California, en un 40 por ciento.

Hoy en día, cada milla impulsada con electricidad reduce las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero relacionadas con los vehículos en casi un 70 por ciento, en comparación con los vehículos que utilizan gasolina. La electricidad que abastece de combustible a los EVs en California proviene de una de las combinaciones de fuentes de energía más limpias en el país -PG&E proporciona más de 58 por ciento de electricidad a los clientes de recursos libres de gases de efecto invernadero-. Los vehículos eléctricos son una parte esencial para el restablecimiento de un aire más limpio y el logro de objetivos climáticos ambiciosos en California. La administración de este reembolso es parte de nuestro compromiso

• ¿Qué es el reembolso? El Reembolso por el Uso de Combustibles Limpios, consiste en una devolución de 500 dólares en una sola ocasión, a partir de enero de 2017. Por usar la electricidad, siendo un combustible limpio como medio transporte, los propietarios de EV elegibles pueden recibir un reembolso, bien sea dueño o inquilino. • ¿De dónde prov iene el d i nero pa ra el reembolso? Al participar en el programa estatal de combustible de bajo carbono, Estándar de Combustibles Bajos en Carbono de California, PG&E genera créditos por la electricidad limpia que proporciona a los clientes que cargan sus EVs en casa. Después de vender estos créditos a las otras compañías reguladas, PG&E devuelve los ingresos a los clientes que conducen EVs, a través del nuevo Reembolso por el Uso de Combustibles Limpios. • ¿Quién puede aplicar? Los clientes activos del servicio eléctrico residencial de PG&E

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que poseen o alquilen una batería para EV o un vehículo híbrido enchufable pueden solicitar el reembolso. El titular de una cuenta de PG&E también puede solicitarlo, en nombre del propietario de un vehículo en su hogar o de un inquilino en un edificio de varias unidades residenciales con el permiso del propietario del vehículo. Los clientes del programa de Ampliación de Opciones Comunitarias (CCA, por sus siglas en inglés)) también son elegibles para aplicar. Dado que el Reembolso por el Uso de Combustibles Limpios proviene de un programa estatal, los residentes que tienen el servicio eléctrico con otro proveedor en California pueden ser elegibles para recibir un reintegro similar a través de su compañía de servicio eléctrico.

• ¿Qué necesitan los clientes para aplicar? Los clientes necesitan su número de cuenta de PG&E y documentación de registro de su EV. • ¿Cuándo pueden solicitar los clientes? El reembolso está disponible para los conductores de EV que comienzan a partir de ahora. El monto de la devolución está sujeto a cambios después de 2017 debido a las condiciones del mercado. • ¿Dónde los clientes pueden obtener más información y aplicar? Obtenga más información sobre el reembolso y aplique a través de una solicitud sencilla en línea en www.pge. com/cleanfuelrebate-ev.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302810 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Thanh Ngo and Diep Vo. Petitioners Thanh Ngo and Diep Vo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung Vo Phuong Ngo to Jessi Ngo. 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 03/28/2017 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. January 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305572 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Peter Nhan Chi Do. Petitioner Peter Nhan Chi Do has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Peter Nhan Chi Do to Tyler Nhan Chi Do. 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 03/28/2017 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. January 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304853 Superior Court of Cali-

fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Nick Mikesell. Petitioner Nick Mikesell has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alana Marie Dunham to Alana Marie Mikesell. 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 05, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625364 The following person(s) is (are) doing business South Bay Properties 684 Modern Ice Dr. San Jose, CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Ronald Eugene Rowden 684 Modern Ice Dr. San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2017. “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.) Ronald E. Rowden January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625344 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Le Blanc Candles 1518 Roberts Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. Mavell Sagastume 1518 Roberts Avenue, San Jose, 95122 and Patricia Marie Rivera 1811 Rosswood Dr, San Jose, CA, 95124. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true

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and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mavell Sagastume January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017

and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dinh Chi Lu January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/19/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Thinkworx Consulting 1698 Berona Way, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. Luis Cabrera Jr 1698 Berona Way, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/23/2017. “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.) Luis Cabrera Jr January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/23/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624914 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Speak and Learn Speech Services 2066 Clarmar Way Suite C, San Jose, CA, 95128, Santa Clara County. Patricia Mendez 2066 Clarmar Way Suite C, San Jose, CA, 95128. 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.) Patricia Mendez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625027 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Baytel Communications 60 Pleasant Ridge Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Bernardo Perez 60 Pleasant Ridge Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/04/2017. “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.) Bernardo Perez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/04/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623101 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Holanda Janitorial 36 North Jackson Ave Apt. #105, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Pedro Villa 36 North Jackson Ave Apt. #105, San Jose, CA, 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/01/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pedr Villa January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625507 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Meriloo 1366 Lassen Ave, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Santa Clara County. Dinh Chi Lu 1366 Lassen Ave, Milpitas, CA, 95035. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625369 The following person(s) is (are) doing business California Breeders Cup 1157 E. Taylor St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Giancarlo I Fernandez 1365 Michigan Ave., Alviso, CA, 95002. 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.) Giancarlo I. Fernandez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Froogle Real Estate 97 South 2nd Street Suite 100, San Jose, CA, 95113, Santa Clara County. Charlie Galaviz 3024 Meadowlands Lane, San Jose, CA, 95135. 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.) Charlie Galaviz January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Huizhen Yao. Petitioner Huizhen Yao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huizhen Yao to Jane Huizhen 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

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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

ing 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. 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. 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. 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 chang-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304049 Superior Court of California, 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


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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 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Melodi Nadine Molano. Petitioner Melodi Nadine Molano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melodi Nadine Molano to Melanie Nadine Okada. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 6, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304997 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Candace E. Riggs (Angelo). Petitioner Candace E. Riggs (Angelo) has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aiden Z. Angelo-Norman to Aiden Z. Riggs-Norman. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general

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circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304991 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Swarn Lata. Petitioner Swarn Lata has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Swarn Lata to Swarn Lata Aul. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304981 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Rafael Rodriguez Rodriguez. Petitioner Rafael Rodriguez Rodriguez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriel Rodriguez to Gabriel Rodriguez Ruiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304778 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias. Petitioner Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Javier Otoniel Castro Arias to Elmer Javier Mendez Castro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017

listed hereon, 01/30/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victor Vilchis January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/27/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624737 The following person(s) is (are) doing business G S A Trucking 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Gurinder Singh 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/08/2007. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gurinder Singh January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 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. 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 12/30/2016

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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304573 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Shun Zu Chen. Petitioner Shun Zu Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shun Zu Chen to Angela Shunzu Chen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304451 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Anayancer Rodriguez. Petitioner Anayancer Rodriquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luisa Odili Perez Rodriguez to Luisa Odili Medina Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304789 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Zahra Dadras Toosi. Petitioner Zahra Dadras Toosi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zahra Dadras Toosi to Tannaz Z. Dadras Toosi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

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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

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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


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CINEQUEST IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND NOW IN VIRTUAL REALITY Arturo Hilario El Observador Cinequest Film Festival launched it’s new name and new setup on Tuesday January 24th. Cinequest is bigger, and in more places, for many reasons. Now w ith a Vir tual Realit y div ision, the renamed Cinequest Film & VR Festival is set to bring back everything attendees and art lovers enjoy, but with added venues, more content, and a fresh outlook. Last year’s closing of Camera 12 Theaters in downtown San Jose forced the organization to look at several options without having to condense or bring down the number of films and events. Halfdan Hussey, co-founder and CEO of Cinequest said, “These were good friends, so it hurt, but we didn't want to do less for Cinequest, so we didn't want ‘a few adequate venues, a place to scrape by'. We have found amazing venues and solutions for this year that’s allowing us to increase the number of film events and special events during Cinequest. Last year's celebrations we did 365 films, this year we’ll have 504. We’re doing just as much, if not more in San Jose.” For t h i s it er at ion, t he fo c u s rema i n s i n downtown San Jose, with expansion to Santana Row Cinemark Theater, as well the addition of a Redwood City theater, the Cinemark Century 20 multiplex in Redwood City, which will serve as a satellite location where all the movies from the festival will also be shown. In addition to the Cinequest favorites, the California Theater, and the Hammer Theater just down the street, a screening room at Santana Row’s Century Theater will serve as additional screen.

Esta Película ha sido clasificada “PG-13”. Debe ser mayor de 18 años para poder ganar los boletos. Cada boleto admite el ingreso para dos persona. Se han distribuido pases excediendo la capacidad de la sala del cine para asegurar su lleno total. Los boletos obtenidos por medio de esta promoción no le garantizan un asiento en la sala del cine. Vea su pase para más información sobre restricciones y legalidades. Los asientos se asignarán según el orden de llegada, EXCEPTO LOS MIEMBROS DE LA PRENSA QUE CUBRIRAN EL EVENTO. No se dejara entrar a nadie sin boleto o después de qué haya comenzado la película. Se impondrá todas las regulaciones federales, estatales y locales. La persona que reciban los boletos asume todos los riesgos asociados con el uso del boleto y acepta cualquier restricción exigida por el proveedor o el cine. STX Entertainment, ThinkLatino y El Observador así como sus afiliados no aceptan obligaciones o responsabilidad alguna con respecto a pérdidas o accidentes que pasen durante el uso del premio. Los empleados de todas las compañías asociadas con esta promoción no podrán participar. ¡Favor de llegar temprano! Compras de ningún tipo son necesarias para poder participar en está promoción. La promoción será válida hasta el 1 de febrero del 2017 ó agotar existencias.

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Hussey added, “We are ready to get bigger, and we can do that really well.” The core of the happenings, the forums, opening and closing night parties, as well as the soirees and late night get togethers, will happen in familiar downtown settings. “We’ll keep the Soiree series, and the Maverick Meet-ups in San Jose, making sure these businesses are well served. These people are loyal to us. We want to make sure that we keep hearing ‘we love you, that’s our best week of the year'.” Two of the Maverick Spirit Award winners were named, actress Jane Lynch and writer-director Jason Reitman. Hussey hinted at a third one to be named in February. In addition, Bay Area films and creators will be highlighted both in the films, art and virtual reality offerings, which by the way sound very much at home in Silicon Valley, and in the storied tradition of Cinequest's melding of art and tech innovation. This year's Cinequest, like the one's before it, promise more films, the same great venues and the addition of an impressive virtual reality lineup, along with an opportunity to watch some films at Santana Row and Redwood City. As Cinequest expands though, Hussey points out that this is a San Jose festival at its core. “I think we’ll have more people come to San Jose than last year, and that was 102,00 people. We should be able to pull that off. And when you hear about the lineup, I think, we should pull that off. I’m pretty damn sure.” The crowd greets this with laughter and applause. The website for this year's film lineup, events and tickets and is live now on cinequest.org.

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Beverly Hilton this year. But is this lack of true multiculturalism the fault of either the Hollywood Foreign Press or the Academy? No, it’s not. Those institutions reflect what our industry does, and the truth is that opportunities for Hispanics, both in front and behind the camera, are few and far between. This is an absurd and perilous disconnect, given the composition of the audience. We, the Hispanics, are taken for granted. We are woefully underrepresented in every movie, in every studio, and in every department, even in the marketing departments, regardless of our being the alpha consumers and the key drivers of many genres. Some socially-aspiring studios have instituted “multicultural departments.” But the bold fact is that they have very little, if any, power, and historically have proven to be inefficient at opening doors or access to jobs for other cultures, and appear to be gate keepers imposing further limitations upon my culture and my people in getting chances in our industry.

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Santiago Pozo Watching last week’s Golden Globe Awards, and noting the number of nominations for “Moonlight,” as well as seeing now awardsseason-regulars like Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (“Fences” and “Hidden Figures”) breaking bread with the Goslings, Streeps, and Aff lecks, one may be led to believe that last year’s ugly #OscarsSoWhite controversy is well behind us. And, yes, the awards season’s diversity has indeed come a long way… if you’re African-American.

mispronouncing English went out with the Eisenhower era. We should have been pleased that Diego Luna was able to say a few words in Spanish on national television. Two foreign-born, Hispanic actors were called upon for comic relief and to give out awards -- but not receive them. Too bad, apparently, the John Leguizamos, Michael Peñas, America Ferreras, Eva Longorias, and Danny Trejos of our industry would do better if they were to affect stereotypical accents. Other w ise, Latino actors are relegated to the sidelines, if not invisible.

That’s huge. And overdue. It’s a great change for the better, for all of us. But, according to Merriam-Webster, the word diversity means “the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.” One must reasonably extrapolate that “different types of people” doesn’t mean just black or white. So I can’t help but ask, where were the Hispanics, who after all make up 17% of the overall US population and a quarter of the US theatrical revenues? Where were the Asians, who Hollywood is more-than-eager to woo, most notably for China’s expansive box office (over $6.8 billion in ticket sales in 2015) and investment dollars?

Where were the actual Latino nominees in the fancy dresses and tuxedos? Surely, we can’t be waiting for Alfonso Cuarón or Alejandro González Iñárritu to direct another movie before we dare to nominate a Hispanic filmmaker. Surely, it can’t be that the last Hispanic actor to actually win a Best Actor Oscar was Benicio del Toro seventeen long years ago, in 2000? And surely it can’t be that the last time a Latino actor/ actress was even invited to the Oscars as an acting nominee was in 2011, when Damian Bichir received a Best Actor nomination for “A Better Life.” According the MPAA, there is an average of 600 films created in the US every year. You don’t need a calculator to clearly see the imbalance.

Surely, as Latinos, we ought to have been happy with Sofia Vergara’s notable appearance on the show, despite the over-the-top, slightly racist “anal” joke. One would have hope that humor centered on Hispanics

Then there are the Asians, or, perhaps better said, then there weren’t. Outside of Dev Patel (Lion) and Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), there seemed to be zero other Asians invited to partake of the champagne at the

It is not good for our film industry’s business to keep ignoring the reality of the consumer. No wonder audiences are migrating to other forms of entertainment, and no wonder we are in a sad, declining and, it pains me to say, decadent moment in our history. It is short-sightedness on the part of our movers and shakers, who may oppose the building of one politically-charged wall, that they themselves have built an inv isible wall around the industry that denies access to new blood and new sensitivities. This is a terminal illness for our business and for the relevance of the Academy Awards. Check the ratings: Latinos, the alpha consumers of films, don’t care much about watching the Academy Awards. Our industry, like our country, was built by immigrants for immigrants. Immigrants made the movies and immigrants filled the nickelodeons, a primary source of surging energy that made America, America and Hollywood, Hollywood. Our industry was

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not born from a privileged and powerful establishment; it came from immigrants, starting with the Jewish immigrants who invented Holly wood, then bolstered by the Italians, the British, the Germans and so on… each of whom helped provide the mother of all sources of energ y for our industry: their cultures. Culture is the source of storytelling, and storytelling is the essential element of our art and industry. Culture matters. It is in fact essential to our industry, and by not opening the doors to a true multicultural cinema we are killing that industry. Just look at the constant drop in admissions. And finding ways to increase revenues by raising the ticket price is bread for today, but hunger for tomorrow. Denying the decline of our industry is just as myopic and foolhardy as denying climate change. Open the doors to true multiculturalism, not just black and white, not only the establishment, but for all of us. It will regenerate our decay ing business and we w ill all reap the benefits. If not, we have a rapidly diminishing window of time before going to movies becomes irrelevant to the real world. I am optimistic that this change can be made to occur, because the one color that Hollywood unquestionably understands is green. As an Academy member since 1993, I would like to be surprised this year with some true multicultural presenters at the Oscars show. The Academy holds the key that can offer what the industry has not: the opportunity to be visible. Plant the seeds, my beloved Academy. Start by encouraging the show’s producers to be inclusive in their writing room. Join with the producers in assuring that Latino actors are on the list of possible presenters. By including the Eugenio Derbezes and the Kate del Castillos as presenters, you will see a new flowering business for all and some interesting ratings shifts. Santiago Pozo Founder & CEO Arenas Entertainment, The oldest Hispanic company in Hollywood


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HORÓSCOPO CHINO 2017 “AÑO DEL GALLO” Gallo

(1921 metal-1933 agua-1945 madera-1957 fuego-1969 tierra-1981 metal-1993 agua-2005 madera-2017 fuego-2029 tierra-2041 metal) Este será un ciclo fundamental y muy próspero para ti. Oportunidades que creías perdidas, retornarán a tu presente. Juega lotería y juegos de azar, contarás con mucha suerte en todo lo que emprendas. El amor te dará muchos motivos para ser feliz.

Perro

(1922 agua-1934 madera-1946 fuego-1958 tierra-1970 metal-1982 agua-1994 madera-2006 fuego-2018 tierra-2030 metal-2042 agua) En este año serás muy feliz en el amor, has aprendido muchas lecciones en los últimos doce años, te has vuelto más sereno, y has dejado dramas y remordimientos en el pasado. Entrégate a esa perona que tanto te ama.

Cerdo

(1923 agua-1935 madera-1947 fuego-1959 tierra-1971 metal-1983 agua-1995 madera-2007 fuego-2019 tierra-2031 metal-2043 agua) Este nuevo ciclo lunar viene repleto de muchas aventuras, tu vida tendrá un toque de encanto y pesares del ayer dejarán de existir. En lo laboral tendrás oportunidades para sobresalir. Cuida tu dieta y mejora tu salud.

Rata

(1924 madera-1936 fuego-1948 tierra-1960 metal-1972 agua-1984 madera-1996 fuego-2008 tierra-2020 metal-2032 agua-2044 madera) Está por dar inicio una época muy afortunada para tu vida familiar y sentimental. Problemas con trámites y documentos se resolverán de la mejor manera. Ten calma y paciencia con personas menos evolucionadas.

Buey

(1925 madera-1937 fuego-1949 tierra-1961 metal-1973 agua-1985 madera-1997 fuego-2009 tierra-2021 metal-2033 agua-2045 madera) Este será un ciclo muy ventajoso para tus finanzas, te llegarán oportunidades para que ganes más dinero y subas de posición. El amor será uno de tus temas prioritarios. También te pondrás en óptima condición física.

Tigre

(1926 fuego-1938 tierra-1950 metal-1962 agua-1974 madera-1986 fuego-1998 tierra-2010 metal-2022 agua2034 madera-2046 fuego) Leavanta el ánimo y alimenta tu espíritu de sentimientos nobles y optimismo. Si eres un ser positivo, este año puede convertirse en uno de los mejores de tu vida. Sorpresas y buenas nuevas llenarán tu vida de emoción y alegría.

Conejo

(1927 fuego-1938 tierra-1951 metal-1963 agua-1975 madera-1987 fuego-1999 tierra-2011 metal-2023 agua2035 madera-2047 fuego) La novedad se impondrá en tu camino, nuevos amigos y nuevos retos llenarán tu mundo de ilusión y aventura. Se vislumbran viajes y el reencuentro con seres queridos. Este año podrás ahorrar y te sentirás más estable economicamente.

Dragón

(1928 tierra-1940 metal-1952 agua-1964 madera-1976 fuego-1988 tierra-2000 metal-2012 agua-2024 madera-2036 fuego-2048 tierra) Este ciclo utilízalo para ponerte en forma y mejorar tus hábitos alimenticios. La buena fortuna se hará presente en tu destino. Ahora verás la vida de una manera más serena y actuarás con mucha cordura. Un ser de luz ilumina tu camino.

Serpiente

(1917 fuego-1929 tierra-1941metal-1953 agua-1965 madera-1977 fuego-1989 tierra-2001-metal-2013 agua2025-madera-2037 fuego-2049 tierra) Este nuevo ciclo lunar marca un periodo de recuperación para ti en todos los sentidos, de pronto recuperarás la alegría de vivir, y te sentirás motivado y dispuesto a lograr todos tus sueños. Dedica tiempo a tu familia y dedica tiempo para rezar oraciones a diario.

Caballo

(1918 tierra-1930 metal-1942 agua-1954 madera-1966 fuego-1978 tierra-1990 metal-2002 agua-2014 madera-2026 fuego-2038 tierra-2050 metal) Muchas situaciones inconclusas se están resolviendo de manera oportuna, de pronto, la vida te será más fácil, tendrás motivos para sentirte agradecido con Dios y con la vida. Has creado un karma positivo que te traerá muchas bendiciones.

Oveja

(1919 tierra-1931 metal-1943 agua-1955 madera-1967 fuego-1979 tierra-1991 metal-2003 agua-2015 madera-2027 fuego-2039 tierra-2051 metal) La suerte te acompañará durante este ciclo, verás realizadas muchas de tus metas y propósitos. Incrementa tu espiritualidad y decreta situaciones positivas. Todo lo referente a propiedades y posesiones estará iluminado por la buena estrella.

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(1920 metal-1932 agua-1944 madera-1956 fuego-1968 tierra-1980 metal-1992 agua-2004 madera-2016 fuego-2028 tierra-2040 metal) Tu situación financiera se verá bastante beneficiada durante este ciclo lunar, es presagio que el dinero y la buena fortuna se harán presentes en tu camino. Una enfermedad o padecimiento será sanado totalmente. Recuperarás la vitalidad.

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APPLY WHAT SAMSUNG LEARNED TO YOUR BUSINESS Shelly Palmer Samsung has released the findings of four extensive investigations it initiated to discover what caused the Note 7 thermal runaway issues (explosions and fires). In short, there was a design flaw with the batteries installed in the original Note 7, there was a manufacturing defect with the replacement batteries (from a second supplier) and there was one more thing, which we shall explore here. It’s a key takeaway from the investigations and it emphasizes a significant managerial flaw that is all too common in innovative organizations. Innovate or Die! These days, consumers expect flagship mobile devices to feature super-fast, state-of-the-art processors; thinner, waterproof cases with smaller bezels; bigger, brighter, higher-resolution screens; longer battery life with inductive charging capabilities; and anything else that can help differentiate one high-end product from another. Samsung, Apple and every other mobile manufacturer are locked in a powerful innovation vortex from which there is no escape. Innovate or die! It’s that simple.

7s hitting the market, reports of the replacement phones exploding or catching fire started to surface. These were new Note 7s with new batteries from Supplier B. In response, the FAA banned Samsung Note 7 devices from all airline flights, and Samsung had a public relations nightmare on its hands. Samsung’s Response Samsung’s initial responses to the issue are well documented elsewhere, so I won’t recap them here. Suffice it to say, the company went above and beyond to recall and get back every Note 7 it could. And then, management did what good management does: they launched a massive investigation to figure out what went wrong with the goal of preventing it from ever happening again. Which brings us to the present day. The Battery Investigations 1. Samsung convened a battery advisory board of industry luminaries whose members include Dr. Clare Grey, Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge; Dr. Gerbrand Ceder, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley; and Dr. Yi Cui, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

battery design and manufacturing issues (caused, at least in part, by process) as the main reason for the thermal runaways (explosions and fires). The third investigation, by TUVRheinland, investigated Samsung’s logistical processes, but not its battery design process or other specification protocols. The good news is, Samsung did. Extraordinary Product Innovation Requires Equally Extraordinary Process Innovation This is the lesson Samsung learned that you can apply to your business. As a result of the investigations, Samsung has developed a comprehensive process for battery design and testing. It goes far beyond what one might expect for a smartphone battery, but extraordinary product innovation demands extraordinary process innovation. The Process Is the Product If you are committed to a culture of innovation or if you are forced by market pressure continuously to improve your products, you must also innovate and continuously improve your business processes.

So it should surprise no one that Samsung asked its battery suppliers to make a super-small, super-powerful battery that could outlast an iPhone, best other Android-based devices and propel Samsung to the top of the smartphone world.

2. Samsung built a remarkable facility to test tens of thousands of Note 7s and batteries from both battery suppliers. They were able to replicate the failures in batteries from both suppliers.

How are component parts specified, ordered, quality controlled, product tested, consumer tested, revised? What systems are in place from ten years ago (when every single supplier was going to not only fight for your business but also fight to keep it) that should be adapted to the way business is done today?

This required pushing the capabilities of lithium-ion battery technology to its limits, and it relied on a set of manufacturing protocols and processes that had been in place for years. Two trusted battery suppliers that had each delivered literally billions of batteries to specification were asked to push the envelope for the Note 7. What could possibly go wrong?

3. Samsung hired UL to do a failure analysis of the Note 7. It uncovered a design flaw in batteries from Supplier A and a manufacturing flaw in batteries from Supplier B. (If you want to know how lithium-ion batteries work, or if you are specifically interested in what might have happened, you can read When Phones Explode for a quick overview.)

No matter what the product or service, the idea of partnering or outsourcing or vendor managing is more prevalent today than ever before. Was Samsung right to trust a “time tested” process with two different suppliers that had always delivered on time, on budget and to specification? Should Samsung have known there was a risk?

Background When it was released in mid-August 2016, the Note 7 was the best handheld device Samsung had ever made. Unfortunately, soon after the release date, there were reports of Note 7s spontaneously exploding or catching fire. Samsung immediately issued a recall for the suspect phones and rushed replacement Note 7s to market. Importantly, the second batch of Note 7s contained batteries designed and built by a different battery supplier (Supplier B).

4. Samsung hired Exponent to do a root cause analysis of the Note 7 failures. Exponent uncovered the same design flaw in batteries from Supplier A and the same manufacturing flaw in batteries from Supplier B.

I don’t have enough information to answer those questions for Samsung, but I do have enough information to answer them for the processes we use at our company, and you have enough information to answer them for yours.

5. Samsung hired TUVRheinland to investigate if there was an obvious flaw or some issue in Samsung’s logistics and assembly that might have caused the devices to fail.

Thanks, Samsung, for showing us how expert management can quickly adapt an organization (even the size of Samsung Mobile Communications Business) to the relentless pace of change while innovating at the highest level. And for reminding us that in every aspect of every business, “the process is the product.”

Almost unbelievably, within days of the replacement Note

What Samsung Read Between the Lines of These Reports The technical conclusions of both UL and Exponent cited


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