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Pre-Super Bowl Party Ft. Baily Da Champ Februrary 1st 11:00pm Studio 8 8 S. 1st St. San Jose, CA 95113 studio8sj.com/events (408) 279-4444 Free before 11:00pm Ozomatli February 2nd 8:00pm Campbell Heritage Theater 1 W. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 866-2700 Tickets $39 Some Day My Prince Will Come February 14th 7:00pm-10:00pm The Presidio of San Francisco 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 (415) 345-6800 $12 General/ $10 Members Successful Backyard Birdhouse February 23rd 10:00am-12:00pm Guadalupe Visitor and Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 298-7657 $10-$15 Ages 18+

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Rockage: San Jose 2.0 February 8th 3:00pm San Jose Women’s Club 75 S. 11th St. San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 294-6919 $20-$30 Rock of Ages February 2nd 2:00pm/8:00pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 288-2800 $45-$119 San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators February 2nd 7:30pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 287-9200 $55-$250 Rocky Horror in San Jose February 2nd 11:45pm-2:30am Camera 3 Cinema 288 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113 barelylegal.rhps.org $10 Moveable Feast: Willow Glen Every Friday night 5:00pm-8:00pm VTA Curtner Light Rail Station Canoas Garden Ave & Curtner

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Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition December 12th-March 10th 2013 11:00am-5:00pm Iris B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-4177 Free Admission “Video Quartet” November 14th-February 10th Cantor Arts Center @Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-4177 Free Admission $ 2 Tuesday Art Sales Every 3rd Tuesday of the month KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95113 http://www.kaleidgallery.com/ Free Admission CPR Certification and Training Class February 19th 3:00pm San Jose American Heart Association Office 545 Meridian Ave., Suite E San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 724-9985 http://www. sanjosecprcertification.com/ $70

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Six Bay Area nonprofits to receive $300,000 in grants to support workforce development Wells Fargo has awarded Bay Area nonprofits with a grant of $300,000 that is part of a larger $1.5 million dollar grant to both rural and urban areas in support of job creations. The grants are all part of workforce development in the state and in San Jose two organizations were awarded part of the grant. San Jose Conservation Corps and Center for Training and Careers will both use the funds to create new intensive workforce training programs. Semana de la educación de Febrero 2013 con varias conferencias Este mes el Consulado General de México tendrá cuatro conferencias que demostraran diferentes aspectos de la vida aquí en el condado de Santa Clara. El foco es en impulsar la educación de la población mexicana de la área. Las conferencias incluyen información sobre el abuso e intimidación en las escuelas (bullying), como obtener recursos económicos como becas para los estudios y varios otros. Para información sobre estas conferencias por favor visite el sitio www.consulmexsj.com o puede llamar de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. al teléfono (408) 294 3414 exts. 127, 131 y 133. Sharks Sports and Entertainment announce a change to ownership The majority owner Hasso Plattner purchased additional ownership shares of investors Kevin Compton and Stratton Sclavos, who had all been investors in the San Jose Sharks since their purchase of the team from original owner George Gund III in February of 2002. Although the change does affect the structure of the group, it does not affect the team itself. The goal of the owners and overseers of the San Jose Sharks is to “build a team that is capable of winning a Stanley Cup each and every season”, according to Plattner. Trabajadores Latinos optimistas sobre reforma migratoria de este país Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, o LCLAA, estuvo en Las Vegas para atender el discurso de el Presidente Obama quien eligió hablar sobre el futuro de la reformas de migración y los inmigrantes indocumentados que viven en este país. Lo mas aceptado por la comunidad es los esfuerzos de el presidente a empezar caminos para la ciudadanía de los millones de indocumentados en el país.

FREE BOX Unity Day III March 23rd 11:00am-2:00pm Most Holy Trinity Church 2040 Nassau Drive & Cunningham Ave San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 729-0101

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend February 2nd All Day Contact local Museums for more information http://museums. bankofamerica.com/

South First Fridays: Free Art Walk February 1st 7:00pm South First Street San Jose, CA www.southfirstfridays.com

San Pedro Square Market N. San Pedro St. & W. St John St. San Jose, CA 95110 sanjosejazz.org

Exotic Tree Tour at the Egyptian Museum February 2nd 2:00pm-3:00pm Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA RSVP at (408) 998-7337 ext. 117 or treetours@ourcityforest. org

Lunar New Year Celebration February 2 10:00am-5:00pm Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 298-5437

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MANY PERSPECTIVES, YET ONE NATION Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

It is my purpose to convey to all who read this that while we have many citizens with a full spectrum of income and wealth levels; many ethnic groups; and several cultures, somehow we still are one nation, which strives to provide fair access to opportunity, justice, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As long as we communicate with respect, integrity and honesty, we will thrive and prosper. There are several matters not understood. We have experienced the ‘liberal left’ under Obama’s Administration do its best to look out for the needs and concerns of the people. An example is the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) now being implemented. Too many folks do not understand this act will end up remodeling the health care system whose costs must be controlled. In the past, the Reagan Administration introduced ‘capitalistic competition’ into the affairs and conduct of health care. Other concerns of the people include the economy (jobs), education reform, comprehensive tax reform, comprehensive immigration reform, dealing effectively with budget planning and implementation and the national debt. Evidence of this comes when all have the opportunity to pay attention to reports which describe current budget conditions at various ju-

risdictional levels. As taxpayers, we must take an interest in staying informed and engaged. Indeed, one may do just that by studying the local ‘State of the City’ report; State of the County, state and the President’s State of the Nation. Details about several liberal topics have been presented for many years. All must be interpretations of the tenets written in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. An outcome of these many perspectives may be that some realize that while we live in many different communities, we are still one nation, under God, seeking a government that ensures peace and security for each of us. To achieve a viable equilibrium, it is necessary for all of us to commit to being fair and sharing the abundant resources already present within this nation. This situation requires that all of us understand a different definition of money. An excellent definition is that money is a license to perform, produce and consume….. that is all. If you have it, you are licensed to do it; if not, then not. It is this perspective about money which most do not understand. Too many of us just use money to facilitate the many transactions we perform: paying the rent; purchases of food, clothing, medical/dental care, etc. Currently, many jurisdictions are spending in excess of the tax revenue realized. Also, as an outcome of advocacy and lobbying, certain sectors of this nation have influenced special favors which enable them to avoid payment of taxes. In fact, many corporations today pay very low levels of taxes while the individual taxpayer continues to be asked to pay more

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taxes while receiving fewer public services. The ‘quid pro quo’ is not fair. In fact, the middle class is being exploited to a level where the ability to continue as consumers is compromised. If American domestic economy is to thrive again, then it is necessary to provide a larger sector with opportunities to earn incomes enabling the license to perform, produce and consume. Those corporate individuals stashing cash profits offshore or in banks have effectively removed that money from circulation in the domestic and world economy. Their corporate leadership is interested in profits only when it would be proper to create jobs for the middle class. The current focus solely on profitability is too destructively self-serving. An effort to undertake a mission to benefit a broader sector is required if capitalism is to thrive and survive. All those current ‘state of this or that jurisdiction’ is evidence that capitalism is not meeting its proper role in the distribution of wealth to more people. We are many cultures, communities, markets, etc., but so far we are one nation whose unity and sovereignty is threatened by the fact that corporations have not addressed their stewardship in distributing wealth as well as create and concentrate wealth through profitable activities. The achievement of cycles of cash flowing through various sectors must not be left to taxation powers of governmental jurisdictions. It must be undertaken by corporate stewardship goals because, though we are many, we are one nation whose residents are linked to each other. Many perspectives exist, yet we must remain one nation.

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nes principales por las que leo noticias en línea.

El martes, el Presidente hablo sobre cuatro principios, de forma similar a lo propuesto por los senadores relacionado para iniciar el debate sobre la reforma migratoria.

De cualquier manera, así estaba leyendo algunos de los comentarios y las personas hacen comentarios muy tontos. En serio, están súper molestos porque Obama quiere proveer una vía hacia la ciudadanía.

Los principios son: “continuar fortaleciendo la seguridad de las fronteras; tomar medidas enérgicas contra los empleadores que contratan a trabajadores indocumentados, una forma legal de obtener la ciudadanía para los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados que ya están aquí, y la racionalización de la inmigración legal”, todas son facetas necesarias para mejorar el proceso de inmigración en este país. Unos de mis amigos fue afortunado en atender el discurso pero como en estos tiempos puedes averiguar lo que quieras en el internet— empecé mi búsqueda de notas. Siempre me da curiosidad por ver lo que la gente piensa y leo los comentarios después de una nota, una de las razo-

Uno de los más locos comentarios que leí fue que la única razón por le que tomó tanto tiempo para aprobar una ley de atención de salud envés de la reforma migratoria era porque estaba esperando a que más latinos podrían votar. De esa manera él podría permanecer en el puesto de presidente. Eso es un pensamiento loco y casi me hace dudar a la gente si realmente se mantienen informados o solo se ponen de acuerdo con lo que escuchan. Es realmente dañino ver los comentarios tontos como ese porque sé que mucha personas se beneficiarían enormemente de una reforma migratoria integral y única para hacer de este país un mejor lugar.

OCURRIELCIAS Hector Curriel hcurriel777@yahoo.com

Amigo en serio si personas no son aptas para el país, entonces no van a ser aprobados. No es tan difícil de entender eso. La gente tiene que relajarse. Yo aplaudo al Presidente Obama por su liderazgo en la reforma migratoria y su reconocimiento de la necesidad de las personas indocumentadas tengan un camino a la ciudadanía. Y sé que has oído esto muchas veces, pero me gusta el énfasis del hecho de que este país está hecho de inmigrantes y nadie, excepto los americanos nativos pueden decir que es sólo su país. Los estadounidenses tienen que darse cuenta de que los tiempos están cambiando y sólo tenemos que seguir con ellos. También me desconcierta al leer algunos de los comentarios de personas que supongo son republicanos, como que si el país más grandioso dejo de ser el mejor cuando el presidente Reagan aprobó las leyes de amnistía en los 80s. Como dice Bob Marley cada pequeña cosa va a estar bien.


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Cómo evitar el robo de identidad en la devolución fiscal JasonAlderman PACTICALMONEY Muchas personas presentan sus declaraciones fiscales lo antes posible en el año. Algunas están ansiosas por reclamar sus devoluciones fiscales de inmediato, mientras que otras simplemente cumplen con su resolución de Año Nuevo de no dejarse estar hasta último momento, el 15 de abril. Permítame agregar otra buena razón para presentar su declaración fiscal con anticipación: el robo de identidad en la devolución fiscal. Es cuando alguien usa su número de Seguro Social (SSN), fecha de nacimiento y otros datos privados para presentar una declaración fiscal fraudulenta en su nombre y luego se queda con la devolución fiscal corres-

pondiente. Por lo general, la primera pista que obtiene la víctima es una carta del IRS en la que objeta la legitimidad de su declaración porque ya se ha procesado otra con el mismo nombre. Solucionar este problema puede llevar meses y una montaña de papelerío.

de que los empleadores e instituciones financieras no están obligados a presentar su documentación de retenciones e ingresos hasta fines de marzo. De esta forma, las disparidades se descubren varios meses después. La creciente popularidad de las presentaciones electrónicas, en las que no se necesita documentación impresa (como el formulario W-2 y 1099).

Este engaño ha proliferado mucho en los últimos años gracias a la confluencia de varios factores: El crecimiento del mercado negro de datos personales robados a las instituciones médicas, asilos, escuelas, compañías de seguro y demás instituciones que exigen un SSN como identificación.

Mucha gente recibe las devoluciones por depósito directo y tarjetas de débito prepagas. Los delincuentes abren y cierran cuentas usando direcciones falsas mucho antes de que se descubra el robo.

El IRS está obligado a comenzar a hacer las devoluciones al poco tiempo de que los contribuyentes presentan sus declaraciones, a mediados de enero, a pesar

Gracias a los drásticos recortes presupuestarios y a la falta de personal –sin mencionar el hecho de que no se logra solucionar el tema

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ción a la dirección indicada en la notificación. Si usted no recibió ninguna notificación pero cree que puede estar en riesgo, el formulario contiene instrucciones de presentación por separado. El sitio web de Protección contra el Robo de Identidad del IRS (www.irs.gov/uac/ Identity-Protection) tiene mucha información útil, incluyendo formas de saber si su identidad pudo haber sido robada, cómo denunciar un incumplimiento, y consejos para evitar el robo de identidad. Y, por último, presente su declaración fiscal lo antes posible para adelantarse y ganarle a los posibles estafadores. Si usted debe dinero, siempre puede presentar su declaración ahora y enviar el pago por correo antes del 15 de abril.

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tafa? Generalmente, el IRS le enviará una notificación diciendo que:

It takes a certain kind of person to understand complex tax codes and breeze through credits and deductions without chewing a fingernail or two. The rest of us call a tax professional and heave a sigh of relief as the weight is lifted for another year. Hiring a tax preparer is a solid investment, but first you should know what to look for. All enrolled agents specialize in taxation, unlike CPAs and attorneys, many of whom focus in other areas. In fact, enrolled agents are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxes and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS, which is especially pertinent since audits have jumped exponentially. “Enrolled agents, America’s tax experts, make sure

their clients take advantage of all the credits and deductions they’re entitled to, and minimize their tax burdens,” says president of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, Frank Degen -- also an enrolled agent and U.S. tax court practitioner. “And, with IRS’s increased emphasis on enforcement, it’s more critical than ever to have an EA making sure your taxes are done right.” Degen also points out that the status of “enrolled agent” is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. For adults who are at the beginning of their career, expenses are relatively straightforward, and filing taxes is generally simple. But, as adults have children, start their own businesses, buy homes and make investments, tax codes get much harder to decipher. Even if you manage to get a handle on your state’s tax code, next

year is bound to bring a wave of changes. Or, what if you relocate to a different state? That’s another perk of working with an EA. Enrolled agents are federally licensed so they can practice anywhere in the country. Other tax specialists, like CPAs and attorneys, are licensed by the states. EAs are also required to take continuing education courses every year. One last tip about hiring the right tax professional, someone who specializes solely in taxes has the best chance of saving you money and preparing your finances for next year. Let this year’s April 15, 2013 deadline start percolating now so you’ll be better prepared. Learn more about enrolled agents, including how to find one locally, by visiting www. naea.org.


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Community Opens New Library

A request by Rocketship Education for a zoning exemption, to allow a school near the Tamien light-rail station in San Jose, was approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Education on Wednesday night. The exemption would allow Rocketship to build a charter school in an area zoned for light industry.

The City of San Jose has opened a new library in the Seven Trees Community and held its dedication ceremony on January 26. “We would not be here if it weren’t for the many sacrifices that were made by the people who work in the San Jose Public Library System,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “Many had to take pay cuts in order to make this happen. The employees of the San Jose Public Library System also worked hard to bring the latest technologies to this library. Thousands of years of human progress is available to the people who live in the Seven Trees Community as well as other parts of San Jose. This is our gift to the future.” Following the dedication ceremony, residents were able to obtain library cards and enjoy full use of the library. Some went on tours, while others took their children to get their faces painted or to listen to a story. The 15,567 sq. ft. library features a living room with a fireplace, Tech Center, Group Study Rooms, a large quiet study room, Teen Room, a Family Learning Center, and more seating, collections, and computers than the old

library. Public art at the library features artwork by San José-based artists Samuel Rodriguez and Matthew Rodriguez titled “Potential”. The entire second floor at the Seven Trees Community Center is dedicated to the library, which features an open layout with plenty of natural light.

all that it had to offer. “This new library will be like a second home for her and other children of this community,” Nguyen said. The Seven Trees Library is located at 3590 Cas Drive in San Jose.

In approving the exemption, board members cited support from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and the San Jose City Council, the city Planning Commission and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, among other groups.

The project, with Rocketship’s stated goal of addressing the needs of children in low-wealth neighborhoods, was praised for its consistency with the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s SJ/SV2020, the initiative to close the achievement gap by the year 2020.

both sides of the issue. In acknowledgment of the proposal’s opponents, board members cited the “exceptional work” being done at Washington Elementary School, and pledged support for a new middle school and public park in the neighborhood.

The initiative is a “civil rights issue,” said Board President Grace Mah, “and during the week when we observed the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birthday, we’ve continued to strive for the dream of equal access and opportunity through education.”

The board vote was 5-1-1, with Anna Song voting no and Darcie Green abstaining. In other action at the Wednesday meeting, the board approved renewal of the charter of the Magnolia Science Academy-Santa Clara by the same vote.

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The new library will also feature a Family Learning Center with innovative programs and services for families and individuals to improve literacy and life skills. On-site parking will accommodate 216 vehicles, in addition to nearby street parking. San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen was also at the dedication ceremony. “This is one of four libraries that will be opening this year and it would not have been made possible without the contributions of some of our sponsors including WalMart,” Nguyen said. “Our PR departments and our architects have also done a creative job making this library become a reality.” Nguyen said she could not wait to bring her daughter to the new library so that she could take advantage of

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Tres Medidas de Salud que Afectan el Corazón Todos los años el mes de febrero se brinda a ser el Mes Nacional del Corazón y durante esta temporada uno escucha hablar mucho sobre los factores que pueden mejorar nuestra salud cardiaca, como la dieta saludable y una rutina de ejercicio. Pero lo que es menos conocido es que cada vez hay más evidencia que sugiere que la salud bucal y ocular y la presión arterial puede ser clave en la prevención del desarrollo de enfermedades cardiacas. Los hispanos, en particular, deben prestar mayor atención a estos factores, ya que sufren desproporcionadamente de los tres y enfermedades del corazón. Según el Instituto Nacional de Ojos (NEI, por sus siglas en inglés), los hispanos sufren más de enfermedades oculares que cualquier otro grupo étnico. Al mismo tiempo, un 65 por ciento tienen por lo menos un problema de salud oral, comparado al 53 por ciento de la población general.  Lamentablemente, 46 por ciento de ellos no saben que la mala salud oral puede estar relacionada a enfermedades cardiovasculares, según la Asociación Dental Hispana. La Presión Arterial y la Salud Cardiaca Estilos de vida y otros problemas de salud, como la presión arterial alta, también añaden a los riesgos cardíacos. Estos a menudo dañan los vasos sanguíneos, que generalmente se detectan en las etapas avanzadas, cuando son difíciles de revertir. El 80 por ciento de los hombres hispanos y el 71 por ciento de las mujeres hispanas tienen por lo menos uno de estos factores de riesgo. Y de ellos, los puertorriqueños son los más propensos a tener tres o más factores, mientras que los sudamericanos son los menos propensos, según un estudio publicado en el Journal of the American Medical Association. “Sin embargo, las enferme-

dades cardiovasculares también pueden dañar a los vasos sanguíneos de los ojos, y un oculista que realiza un examen de la vista puede detectarlas en una etapa temprana y supervisar su evolución”, dice el Dr. Roberto Madrid, director médico regional de California de UnitedHealthcare. “Desafortunadamente, los hispanos son el grupo étnico menos propenso hacerse exámenes oculares, por lo tanto, aproximadamente 60 por ciento de las enfermedades oculares en los hispanos no son diagnosticadas, según el NEI”. La Conexión Entre las Encías y Su Corazón Existen varias teorías que explican la relación entre la enfermedad de las encías y las enfermedades cardiacas. Por ejemplo, las enfermedades periodontales son infecciones de las encías que generalmente producen las bacterias que se encuentran en la placa. Las bacterias bucales que se encuentran en la placa pueden afectar al corazón cuando entran al torrente sanguíneo, se adhieren a placas de grasa en las arterias coronarias (los vasos sanguíneos del corazón) y contribuyen a la formación de coágulos. Los coágulos de sangre pueden obstruir la circulación sanguínea normal, lo que puede restringir la cantidad de nutrientes y oxígeno que necesita el corazón para funcionar correctamente. Otra posibilidad es que la inflamación causada por la enfermedad de las en-

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How to Stay Active All Winter

cías aumente la acumulación de placa, lo que puede contribuir a la inflamación de las arterias. ¿Qué puede hacer para mantenerse saludable? Además de hacerse chequeos regulares con su médico, oculista, dentista y periodoncia, también puede tomar estas medidas para mantener su salud ocular, bucal y su presión arterial bajo control: Cepíllese después de cada comida y refresco con un cepillo de dientes de cerdas suaves. Use hilo dental al menos una vez al día. Informe a su dentista y a su oculista que tiene una enfermedad cardíaca. Si fuma, hable con su médico para tratar de dejar el hábito. Según el CDC, los fumadores de cigarrillos son dos a cuatro veces más propensos a desarrollar enfermedades cardiacas que los no fumadores. Escoja  comidas bajas en sal y sodio. Mantenga un peso saludable.  Perder aunque sea diez libras pude disminuir la presión arterial alta. Las bebidas alcohólicas pueden elevar su presión arterial. Limite su consumo de alcohol a una bebida al día si es una mujer y dos si es un hombre.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (Family Features) The winter months mark the end of the outdoor training season for many active people, and the colder, shorter days can make it challenging to stay motivated and active. In fact, Gallup surveys find that exercise levels and healthy eating habits amongst Americans significantly decline during fall and winter months. “When the temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier, many people struggle to find the time, energy or motivation to stay focused on their fitness goals,” said USA Cycling and Triathlon Coach Gale Bernhardt. “The best way to stay on top of your personal health and maximize cold weather workouts is to create an offseason game plan.” These easy-to-follow tips will help you run your day, your way and stay active this offseason, no matter how cold it is outside. Some Is Better Than None: If you don’t have time to go to the gym or fit an hour workout into your busy day, still try to fit in what you

can. Try a steady walk for 20 to 30 minutes, climb a flight of stairs a couple of times, or simply walk around the block. Embrace the Cold: Don’t let the chilly temperatures scare you. Use the cold as an opportunity to find unique ways to get in some good cardio or strength work by raking leaves, shoveling the driveway, building a snowman or going on a winter weather hike. Break Outside of the Gym: Winter workouts don’t need to be relegated to the gym. Find an at-home fitness DVD (Pilates, yoga, cardio, etc.) or an on-demand television workout, and do your own in-house boot camp once a week to mix things up. Mix Up Your Fitness: Use the winter season to learn a new skill. Try something new like indoor rock climbing, a dance class, fitness boxing, or cross-country skiing. Check out your local fitness center for ideas. Stay Fueled in the Cold: If you find yourself in need of an energy boost prior to your endurance workout, you can

grab a convenient fuel source such as a Marathon Bar. For workouts that are mostly aerobic, the Marathon Bar with more protein can help keep you satisfied and fueled through the workout and beyond. Winter Workout Buddy: For added motivation, invite friends to work out with you. Buddies give you incentive, provide mutual commitment and ultimately help keep workouts fun. Join a Team: Winter is a great time for team sports like volleyball or basketball. Recreation leagues like these can provide a great aerobic workout and speed skills, too. Don’t let the colder winter months slow you down. Whether the goal is to maintain endurance in between race seasons, effectively provide rest and recovery to a fatigued body, or simply to stay healthy and active during the long winter months, try the tips above to help develop simple strategies for training and nutrition that works best for you to stay fit and active during the offseason.


save time in preparing the dish. “When putting together these recipes, I thought about foods I would like to eat on a winter night,” says Blatner.

Put a Healthy Spin on

Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto Kale Pesto:

Comfort Foods (NAPS) A great way to warm hearts—and stomachs—during winter weather is with delicious comfort foods. What many find even more comforting is that you can make them hearthealthy with simple ingredient swaps and healthier cooking techniques. To help, there’s the “Comfort Your Heart” Recipe Collection from CanolaInfo. To make comfort foods heart-healthy, Blatner uses a blender to thicken soup instead of heavy cream and “bake-fry-

ing” to make food crispy without deep-frying. She upgrades grains, using whole grain versions of breads and gnocchi. She also pumps up produce, making fries out of carrots and parsnips, “chips” from zucchini and “pasta” from spaghetti squash to keep calories and saturated fat in check while optimizing nutritional value.

Recipes include: • Rustic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crostini • Chicken Parmigiana with

Spaghetti Squash • Turkey Burger Casserole with Parsnip and Carrot Frites • Cornmeal-Crusted Fish and Zucchini Chips • Beef Ragout with Grilled Bread • Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto In this last nutrient-rich dish, whole grain gnocchi and the “superfood” kale lay the foundation. Healthful convenience foods such as pre-packaged, whole grain gnocchi and frozen, cubed butternut squash

2 cups chopped kale leaves 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 11⁄2 Tbsp chopped walnuts 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp canola oil

Gnocchi:

11⁄2 cups frozen pre-cut (1-inch cubes) butternut squash, thawed 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 package (16 oz) prepared whole grain gnocchi 1 cup kale leaves, cut into fine strips To prepare pesto: In food processor, purée kale, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, walnuts and garlic for 2 minutes until paste forms. While processing on low, drizzle in canola oil. Warm large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add pesto, butternut squash, red

Sopa de lentejas y espinacas Adriana AmioneAguero (NAPSM) Una mejor nutrición es sólo uno de los beneficios que las familias experimentan cuando se toman el tiempo para comer juntos. Los expertos dicen que comer en familia regularmente también trae una mejor comunicación y fortalece los lazos familiares. La hora de la comida es una prioridad. Elije un día de la semana en el cual todos puedan comer juntos y adhiérete a ese horario. No tiene que ser la cena. Haz lo que sea mejor para los horarios de tu familia— ya sea cena, desayuno o meriendas—siempre que sea cada semana y que todos estén juntos.

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Para tu próxima comida en familia te presentamos a conti­nuación una receta para una sopa saludable, fácil y rápida de preparar: Sopa de Lentejas y Espinacas Preparación: 20 minutos Principio a fin:1 hora, 20 minutos Porciones: 12 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva 1 taza de cebolla finamente picada 2 dientes de ajo, finamente picados 6 tazas de caldo de pollo bajo en sodio Progresso® (2 cartones de 32 onzas) 1 lata (14.5 onzas) de tomates ( jitomates) Muir Glen® en cubos

11⁄4 tazas de lentejas secas, enjuagadas, sin escurrir 3 rebanadas de tocino de pavo, cocidas, secado con toallitas de papel y picado 1 cucharadita de sal 1⁄2 cucharadita de consomé de pollo en gránulos 1 paquete (9 onzas) de espinacas congeladas Green Giant®, descongeladas y escurridas

Instrucciones 1. En una olla de 6 cuartos de galón calienta el

aceite a fuego medio alto. Agrega la cebolla y el ajo revolviéndo de 2 a 3 minutos hasta que estén blandos y transparentes. Vierte el caldo de pollo, los tomates en cubos, las lentejas, el tocino y el consomé en gránulos. Deja que hierva. 2. Baja el fuego; tapa y deja hervir de 50 a 60 minutos o hasta que las lentejas estén cocidas. Agrega las espinacas y deja que hiervan de 5 a 10 minutos más. Para ideas de comidas, consejos sobre salud y mucho más, visita www. QueRicaVida.com.

onion (reserve 2 Tbsp for garnish) and sauté for 5 minutes. Add gnocchi and sauté another 5 minutes until thoroughly heated. Top with kale strips and chopped red onion. Serve.

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup gnocchi Nutritional

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Serving: Calories 260, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 390 mg, Potassium 337 mg, Carbohydrates 42 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugars 6 g, Protein 8 g

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Rudy Parris shares his talent on The Voice Monica Amador EL OBSERVADOR Have you ever daydreamed about being discovered and singing on a television show like The Voice? Rudy Parris was one of thousands selected to sing on The Voice Season 3, joining Team Blake, going down to 65, down to 16, and then making it in the top 10. Not new to playing to an audience, Parris had been

paying his dues, performing at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, when invited to the Buck Owens Birthday Bash, where he did an eight-year residency. He rubbed elbows with the likes of Tracy Bird, Dwight Yokum, Brad Paisley, Gary Allen and many others.   By the end of the birthday bash evening, everyone wanted to know who Rudy Parris was and where he had been hiding. Parris wasn’t exactly hiding or new to the music industry.  

He and his musician brother, Able, had been performing as the opening act, warming up audiences for Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Jr, BB King, and Bo Didley, among many others. Parris has also had the honor of playing guitar on tour for Hank Williams III.  Many major artists appreciate Parris’ talent for playing rock, country and blues.   He recently performed at the Jason Becker Benefit with guitarists’ from Deep Purple, Scorpions, and the Ozzie band.   Parris said he worked long hours on The Voice.   Starting at 6 am in the morning, he and the contestants had to work on hair, make-up, wardrobe, where to stand and staging.  His roommate was Terry McDermott who he got to know well as they learned respect for each

mother took me to weddings and stood me by the band. I would stand there for hours just watching and listening, knowing I wanted to do that some day.” Parris is an inspiration and a humble “down to earth” person who plays his guitar with great feeling, and his singing touches the soul deeply and passionately.

other’s talents. They still keep in touch. Team Blake and The Voice gave Parris great exposure to a very large audience.   What he learned from The Voice is that there are a lot of people who enjoy when he performs and that he has the ability to connect and touch the hearts of his audience.

Parris has family in San Jose, but was born and raised in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley to Mexican and Native American parents. Parris took a moment to reflect on his beginnings, “I remember enjoying music as far back as a small child, when my

Parris is presently looking for a label and hopes to be playing in Nashville and at American Indian casinos across the county. His fan base as well as his schedule is growing daily.   Parris was recently interviewed on Native Voice TV Chl. 15. It can be viewed on On Demand at Creatvsj.org. You can find Rudy online www.rudyparris.com

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Las audiciones para “Nuestra Belleza Latina” 2012 llegan a San Jose

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tunidad de demonstrar sus talentos y bikini al medio día.

Las audiciones del programa reality “ Nuestra Belleza Latina” de la cadena Univisión llegaron a San José el miércoles, 29 de enero en búsqueda de la séptima ganadora.

Vanessa de Roide, ganadora de “Nuestra Belleza Latina” 2012 se unirá a las audiciones de este año y dijo que la clave para ganar la competencia es mantenerse enfocada en la meta final.

Las audiciones se llevaron acabo en la National Hispanic University, llenando los pasillos con chicas ansiosas ante su oportunidad de presentarse al jurado.

“Tienen que trabajar durísimo, tener carisma y buena personalidad y realimente ser fuerte de mente y corazón porque la verdad, no es fácil, pero si se puede y al final de la competencia la mejor es la que se va a quedar.” Dijo de Roide

Entre las chicas estuvo Veronica López, 23, que esperó afuera desde la una de la mañana para unos momentos que pudieran cambiar su vida. “Es muy emocionante, estar entre las chicas, estar viendo los jueces y que opinan de ti, que estén viendo tu baile es muy emocionante, me encanta,” dijo López, que estudia negocios en la Universidad Estatal de San Francisco. Las audiciones del martes fueron divididas en dos partes, empezando a las 9:00 a.m. con los resultados de cuales chica avanzarían a la próxima ronda para la opor-

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Durante su reinado, de Roide trabajo en el popular programa “ Mira Quien Baila” como corresponsal de los medios sociales,además de otras actividades con Univisión. “A sido una gran experiencia de aprendizaje, he aprendido muchísimo de todo lo que tiene que ver con este ambiente de las comunicaciones y de la televisión …estoy agradecida con todo el público que siempre han estado ahí apoyándome….y contenta porque tengo la oportunidad de trabajar aquí con Univisión ,” concluyo de Roide.

También entre las concursantes en San José estuvo Jessica Ávila, 18, que viajo a San José para una segunda audición después de haber sido eliminada durante las audiciones en Phoenix solo unos días antes. Afortunadamente para Ávila los jueces la avanzaron a la siguiente ronda. “Me siento muy emocionada, muy ansiosa de poder tener la oportunidad de hacer el bikini y el talento, estoy sumamente emocionada,” explico Ávila. Para las chicas que avanzaran a la competencia en Miami les espera una temporada de “Nuestra Belleza Latina” como nunca antes. Este año la competencia se va a internacionalizar con retos que llevaran a las concursantes a México y Venezuela. La ganadora de la séptima temporada de “Nuestra Belleza Latina” se llevara como premio $250,000, un contrato de un año con la cadena Univisión y un auto nuevo. Por lo tanto las audiciones continúan en Los Angeles en búsqueda de la próxima “Nuestra Belleza Latina.”

Winter Fashion Fails

Juan Carlos Miranda SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR Winter’s end is nowhere near in sight. However I wish some of the trends we’ve seen this season were. From fugly looking shoes to hats that would only look cute if you were four. Here I present to you this Winter’s trends that need to go away.

Animal Hats No matter how cold it gets outside, you should never opt for wearing one of these. Animal hats only look okay on little kids and clowns--nevermind, not even clowns. Please don’t show your level of maturity by getting caught wearing a hairy cat hat; it’s not original, cool nor avantgarde. If you would like to stand out from the rest opt for a more classy shape like a cloche hat. For a more casual hat, go for a big-knit or animal print beanie, in case you’re feeling wild.

Leggings Don’t get me wrong, leggings are great and they are oh-so-flattering on every shape, however, not in winter and not by themselves. The problem is this, when you wear leggings you have to make sure your top is long enough to cover your behind... and your front, because most of the time they leave little to the imagination. Seriously, I’ve lost my appetite many times because of this. Next time you wear your leggings just make sure your top covers your hoohaa and your butt, and if you would rather not having to worry about showing everyone your credit card then wear a skirt or some shorts on top.

Furry Boots Unless you’re related to Big-Foot or you are a supermodel strutting the runway, I would not recommend you get a pair of these. I agree they look cute and a bit fun,

but, do you really see yourself wearing these outside your bedroom? And if you do, well, there is something really wrong. Enough said.

Puffer Coats They are warm, cozy and make you look bigger. Would you really go for a coat that makes you look like the Michelin Man? Sure, they are comfortable and warm, but depending on your size this type of coat can either make you look bigger or shorter, or both. There are so many other styles of coats you could choose from. For example, a double breasted wool-blend coat that is fitted and gives you a waist - this coat is classy, comfortable and goes with just about every outfit. Well, there you have it, this winter’s fashion fails. I hope you are not one of the perpetrators of these horrific crimes against fashion because, if you are, well, I think you should stop. That’s all I have for you this week, until next time. Stay fabulous!


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Mourning and Scars: 20 years after the war

Salvadoran immigrant artists explore experiences of individual healing in the context of postwar period of EI Salvador

persecution and exile, and reveal complex personal and bi-national identities.

San Francisco - SOMArts Cultural Center presents Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, a group exhibition February 1 through 28, 2013, curated by 2012–2013 SOMArts’ Commons Curatorial Residency recipient Roxana Leiva. Works of art in a variety of media, including paintings, video, textile sculpture and large-scale multimedia installations, explore the individual experiences of reconstruction and healing in the context of El Salvador’s postwar period.

Carlos Rogel and Victor Cartagena contribute works which focus on binational responsibilities. Rogel exhibits five glass, metal and canvas panels that investigate the lived memory of nutrition and the effect of Salvadoran politics in determining the health of the populace; pollution, water potability and human rights abuses arising from the corporate extraction of minerals are interwoven in these new works, created specifically for Mourning and Scars. Cartagena contributes “Wanted/ Unwanted”, a pair of digitally printed banners highlighting the harm inherent in the reliance on cheap, immigrant labor to sustain not only the immigrants and their families, but also the economies of El Salvador and the United States.

Thirteen Salvadoran artists now living in California and New York draw upon their various experiences and family histories to create poignant works that grapple with the trauma of

Carolina Fuentes, Juan Carlos Mendizabal and Josué Rojas use video to probe issues of cultural fusion and integration, and to examine the various manifestations of the

diasporic Salvadoran identity in the United States today. Carolina Fuentes combines the stories of war survivors with songs from Salvadoran composers in a tribute honoring the victims of the war and their families and in hopes of educating a new generation about the history of civil unrest in El Salvador. Mendizabal creates an immersive physical space where the viewer is ushered through a multi-sensory experience, anchored by a video collage of stories that focuses on the artist’s childhood in El Salvador in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the perspective Mendizabal gained after immigrating to the United States and visiting El Salvador as an adult. Josué Rojas examines the cultural costs of migration and showcases disparate identities, pairing paintings and video portraits to personify different aspects of culture through archetypal characters, including an exuberant leftist, radical Christian, veteran, deportee, mother and an assimilated American

immigrant who chooses never to reflect on the past. An installation by Beatriz Cortez features an interactive library exploring the role literature plays in the preservation and reconstruction of memory. Symbolic objects, such as books gift wrapped, preserved in resin or modified to become a flourishing garden, serve as metaphors for aspects of Salvadoran identity. The installation reference both the library as a secret hiding place of messages, documents, and money during wartime and the need to conceal important pieces of literature from government censorship. For the opening reception Friday, February 1, 2013, 6–9pm, free admission, exhibiting artist Leticia Hernández-Linares performs audienceinteractive music and spoken word, including an original song, “Hijas del Volcán,” or “Daughters of

ARTS & CULTURE the Volcano,” inspired by Prudencia Ayala, who was in 1930 the first woman in history to seek presidential nomination in El Salvador. Ayala’s candidacy was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of

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the matter of the application of: Thuy Duong Pham Le, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Thuy Duong Pham Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuy Duong Pham Le to Ellen Le THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/30/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 28, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV240023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: TrucQuynh TranLe Luu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, TrucQuynh TranLe Luu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. TrucQuynh TranLe Luu to Jennifer Vu THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV236230 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Veronica Kelly, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Veronica Kelly has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arielle Kassandra Guillen to Arielle Kassandra Kelly b. Nathaniel Robert Guillen to Nathaniel Jacob Kelly THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indi-

FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 7, 2013 cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/05/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 16, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER NO. 113CV240211 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kristen Marie Roland TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Kristen Marie Roland, has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioners name to: Kai Cruz Mowrey, petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender from female to male and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. 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 should not be granted on 04/30/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. 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 25, 2013 Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573911 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Capitol Square Dental Care, Nancy Ocampo-Watanabe DDS Inc., 2727 McKee Rd., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Nancy OcampoWatanabe, DDS Inc., 2727 McKee Rd., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nancy Ocampo-Watanabe DDS Inc. Nancy O. Watanabe/President Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa

Clara on 1/18/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573846 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, FEJSA, 305 Lena Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Felipe de Jesus Sanchez Vazquez, 305 Lena Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/17/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felipe de Jesus Sanchez Vazquez Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/17/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573750 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Green Concepts Gardening Service, 1216 Lynn Ave., San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Melecio Bernal, 1216 Lynn Ave., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 2004. “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.) Melecio Bernal Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV239881 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Catherine Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Catherine Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Catherine Nguyen to Catherine Mizuguchi THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court


Jan. 25; Feb. 01, 08, 15, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV239791 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Svetlana Jovanovic, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Svetlana Jovanovic has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Svetlana Jovanovic to Svetlana Rocic THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 25; Feb. 01, 08, 15, 2013. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV233446 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gilbert A Iraheta Bolanos, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Gilbert Adolfo Iraheta Bolanos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gilbert Adolfo Iraheta Bolanos to Gilbert Adolfo Bolanos THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 25; Feb. 01, 08, 15, 2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: January 22, 2013To Whom

It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is/are:El Agave Mexican Grill Inc. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 17 S. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112-3527 Type of license applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 100 Paseo de San Antonio Room 119, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1200 Published Jan. 25; Feb. 01, 08, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573681 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, JAC Janitorial, 2245 Lanai Ave. #59, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Jorge Armando Cano, 2245 Lanai Ave Ave. #59, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/11/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge Armando Cano Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239288 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gueorgui Petrov Alexandrov, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Gueorgui Petrov Alexandrov has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gueorgui Petrov Alexandrov to George Petrov Alexandrov THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/16/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 11, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239408 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS

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FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 7, 2013 of: Ronald Garcia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ronald Garcia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ronald Garcia to Ronald Canuto Garcia THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/16/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 14, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573322

NAME STATEMENT NO. 573468 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Ganesha Indian Cuisine Sweets and Catering, 1074 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Catered Events, Inc. 1700 Shattuck Ave. #221, Berkeley, CA 94709. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Catered Events, Inc. Surjit Singh/CFO Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573471

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Stuart Greene Productions & Events Management, 4314 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara Co. Craig Greene, 4314 Hamilton Ave. #A, San Jose, CA 95130. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/03/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Craig S. Greene Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/13

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, ADS Auto Electric Components, 538 Santa Ana Ave. #D, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Xuan K.T. Le, 2826 Glen Dixon Ct., San Jose, CA 95148 & Nam D. Vuong, 2826 Glen Dixon Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/07/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nam D. Vuong Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/13

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573075

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573378

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Sabor del Valle, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Raymond Castañeda, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148 & Catherine Tompkinson, 3282 Cuesta Dr., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Raymond S. Castañeda Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/21/12

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Taqueria Santa Maria, 8875 Kern Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Gustavo de Leon, 8875 Kern Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gustavo de Leon Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/13

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 573579 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, GET On-Site Tax Services, 2920 Wycliffe Court, San Jose,

CA 95148, Santa Clara Co. Laura Coronado Santos, 2920 Wycliffe Court, San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Laura Coronado Santos Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/09/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Austin Logan Gayne, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Austin Logan Gayne has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Austin Logan Gayne to Andre Jae Canepa THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 07, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238471 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashok Kumar Gunasekaran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ashok Kumar Gunasekaran & Lalitha Sundaramurthy has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arya Sekaran to Aarav Sekaran THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on

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

NO. 112CV234458 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha L. Hola, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Samantha L. Hola has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abigail Baylee Reed to Abigail Baylee Hola THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/05/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238762 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mary Alice Sanchez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Mary Alice Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Joseph Ramirez-Stultz to Andrew Joseph Sanchez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/02/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV238351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Yanxi Li, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yanxi Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yanxi Li to Frank Yanxi Li THE COURT ORDERS that

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all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/16/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 7, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239105 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tam Anh Chung, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tam Anh Chung has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Allison Tse to Allison Nhu Nguyen THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 8, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUISNESS NAME FILE NO. 573323 The following person(s)/ entity(ies) has/have withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the following fictitious business name(s). ABOVE ALL Country Time Liquor, 2591 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95008. Filed in Santa Clara County on 01/21/11 under file no. 546962. Akbar Matani, 6318 Mayo Drive, San Jose, CA 95123. I/We declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Akbar Matani Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2013. This Statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/3/2013


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MOVIES

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Warm Bodies

BULLET TO THE HEAD En cines el 1 de febrero Sylvester Stallone protagoniza a Jimmy Bobo, un asesino a sueldo en Nueva Orleans que forma una alianza con Taylor Kwon, un detective de Washington D.C, para atrapar a los asesinos de sus respectivos compañeros. Del director Walte Hill, llega Bullet to the Head una película thriller de acción. Bullet to the Head es también protagonizada por Sung Kang (Fast Five), Sarah Shahi ( de la serie de Showtime “The L Word”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), Christian Slater (de la serie de TV “Breaking In”), John Seda (de la serie de HBO’s “The Pacific”), Weronika Rosati (de la seria de HBO’s “Luck”), and Jason Momoa (de la seria de HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).

While your average ghoul story is told from the point of view of desperate humans trying to survive the undead hordes, Warm Bodies gets us inside the head of a high-functioning zombie known simply as “R.” Played by Nicholas Hoult, R suffers the typical problems of many a young male: He’s pale, he’s lonely, he’s got bad posture, he can’t connect with people. But after he rescues the very-much-alive Julie (Teresa Palmer), “R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.”

Stand up Guys

VAL (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend DOC (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, HIRSCH (Alan Arkin). But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.


VIBRAS

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Horóscopo de Febrero Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Aries Tu misión en este mes es ayudar, consolar, orientar, guiar y cooperar con otras personas o proyectos. Tu punto de vista es siempre muy acertado y con tus palabras y acciones beneficiarás a otras personas, lo que atraerá a tu vida todo tipo de bendiciones. El amor te ronda. Números de la suerte: 6-1122-33-36-42 Tauro Febrero y los meses venideros serán de buena suerte para ti, especialmente en el sector financiero. Asistirás a fiestas y reuniones donde conocerás gente nueva e interesante. El trabajo presentará desafíos pero tu potencial y personalidad saldrán siempre avante. Números de la suerte: 7-1121-23-26-48

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Géminis

Leo

Libra

Sagitario

Acuario

Júpiter estuvo retrógrado en tu signo durante más de tres meses, te enteraste de cosas que hubieras preferido no saber y enfrentaste sinsabores en tu relación sentimental. Ahora todo mejora y la noticia que supiste te ayudará a seguir por el camino que más te conviene. Te abundará el dinero. Números de la suerte: 7-814-21-32-33

Es probable que algunas cosas hayan sufrido retrasos, pero en este mes todo avanza a paso galopante, tendrás la oportunidad de resurgir y demostrarle a todos tus grandes talentos y capacidades. Tu economía irá mejorando y tu cordialidad te hará ganar aliados. Números de la suerte: 5-1320-23-27-48

Es posible que hayas sufrido una pérdida y que tengas que dar diligencia a asuntos relacionado con documentos. Este mes te repondrás de lo sucedido y agilizarás lo que estuvo detenido. Tu buena suerte inicia este mes y con tu fe lograrás todo lo que te propongas. Números de la suerte: 4-1214-18-26-31

Los últimos tres meses has venido padeciendo varios problemas y a veces te sientes desanimado. Tu planeta regente Júpiter estuvo retrógrado, pero la buena noticia es que ya está directo y eso se traduce en buena suerte, recuperación de la buena salud y alegría. Números de la suerte: 2-1113-21-22-43

Feliz cumpleaños Acuario, este nuevo ciclo solar que inicia para ti será especial y sobre todo benéfico tanto en el amor como en el dinero. Alguien que estuvo enfermo en la familia se recuperará notablemente. Para todos tus problemas habrá grandes soluciones. Números de la suerte: 1-1015-18-26-38

Virgo

Escorpión

Capricornio

Piscis

Es hora de poner en práctica tus ideas y proyectos laborales, con tu experiencia lograrás mejorar la vida de otras personas. El amor sigue latiendo pero en ocasiones se debe perdonar y olvidar para poder seguir adelante. Te darán una buena noticia que te hará feliz. Números de la suerte: 3-7-1114-21-23

Las cosas no han pintado bien en el sector financiero, tu segunda casa astrológica estuvo afectada por la retrogradación de Júpiter, sin embargo; el mes de febrero se ve auspiciado por la buena estrella, resolverás ese problema que te ha venido afectando. Vienen buenas nuevas. Números de la suerte: 9-1112-14-43-44

Es probable que hayas enfrentado uno que otro problema de pareja y esto te haya hecho padecer, lo bueno es que en este mes todo se aclara, la relación mejora y serás muy dichoso en el amor. Tienes ideas y proyectos que pueden mejorar tu bolsillo, sigue adelante. Números de la suerte: 4-515-22-25-30

Situaciones inconclusas y retrasos por fin se resuelven en este mes. Todo este año es de cambios para ti, un nuevo horizonte se abre en tu camino para que puedas hacer lo que te gusta y ser feliz. Gente nociva y situaciones confusas se alejan de tu vida para siempre. Números de la suerte: 2-1020-25-34-43

Cancer Este mes podrás disfrutarlo a plenitud, gozarás de buena salud y recuperarás la energía y la motivación que siempre te caracteriza. Como siempre tu familia estará ocupando el primer lugar en tu agenda. Llegan buenas noticias referente a trabajo y familiares que radican en el exterior. Números de la suerte: 8-912-22-33-45


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ENTERTAINMENT

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FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Los Killers ganan la categoría de mejor CD debut en la Historia El sitio de web británico Gigwise, con otros sitios de web combinaron sus votos para llegar a la conclusión de el debut mejor de la historia. Después de 27 mil votos llegaron a los ganadores, la banda Norte Americana The Killers y su álbum “Hot Fuss”, que salio en 2004. El grupo de Las Vegas gano entre artistas como The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis y hasta Lady Gaga. La banda de rock esta en tour por muchas regiones de Europa y America Latina ya de acabar su tour en los Estados Unidos en Diciembre.

Album Review: Hector Guerra’s Amor Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Delving into my first listen of Spanish artist Hector Guerra’s ode to love and life, Amor, I immediately felt uplifted by the construction of its first track, “Fallen Angels.” The drum and bass keep a heavy beat while the tropical and reggae elements fathom a mindset where reminiscence is key but happiness is a goal. This album keeps a constant back and forth idea of memory and love, along with looking at the present and where one’s path has led them. On some tracks the rhythm develops as a tropical or Spanish flamenco style, where as others are tinged with heavy hip-hop/ rap elements. His lyrics can be strong and striking, while in other songs his voice is more melodically based and slowed down. Influenced by traditional Latin American music, along with urban hip-hop and reggaeton, the songs are tinged with the common element of Electronic Dance Music (“EDM”). Dubstep, a branch of electronic music, is identifiable by its reverberating

“wobble bass” that is evident in most of the songs. This genre has come to power in most club scenes around the world in the last 4 years. It is even blended into popular music today, with the likes of Kanye West, Katy Perry and Rihanna and among many adopters of the dizzing style of bass music. It’s interesting to note how the arrangements in Guerra’s album adopt this style of electronic music amongst the backdrops of cumbia ballads (like the track “El Tiempo no Mira Pa ‘Tras”) or in slow reggae-based tempos.

(as in the track “Fallen Angels”). One of the standout tracks is called “What Up?” and features a compelling mix of trumpets, splashy hi hat drums and politically inclined lyrics. All in all this is a worthy and enduring record, combining the best forms of international music into a fusion that is meant to transfix and allude to love and happiness, yet touching on the feelings that come before, during and after those emotions. The Spanish-Bolivian Hector Guerra is a MC/Producer who initially started in 2003

working under the helm of a DJ that previously worked with the American Hip-Hop collective Public Enemy. Over the years his own collective of musicians and collaborators, the Pachamama Crew, has been steadily increasing its fan base and accolades. This album is one of the first official releases through Warner Brothers records. He will be performing at San Francisco’s Make Out Room venue on February 9th.

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TECHNOLOGY

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Simple tips to declutter your digital life

ever gotten a “no files found” message or lost a device, you know the panic that the thought of losing your music collection will induce. A digital subscription keeps your library safe in the cloud, so that you don’t need to fear losing it all - and having to replace it. 4. Find new music. A defining part of being a music lover is always looking for

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Raonic (BPT) Owning multiple gadgets is no longer the domain of tech geeks - it’s the new normal for just about everyone. Between multiple computers, phones, tablets, readers and music players, and the files that fill them up, people have a lot on their digital hands. Because that can be both costly and cumbersome, people are on the lookout for new ways to save money and sync up across platforms. Luckily, 2013 looks as though it’ll be a year full of innovations for gadget jugglers - and particularly music fans. And after the gift-giving rush of the holidays, people will be looking for new ways to make their devices interact, so that they can streamline their digital lives. One of the best places to get started is with your music collection. For most

people, it’s not uncommon to have hundreds or thousands of music files. While that variety is enjoyable, those high numbers have some underlying consequences. First, the sheer cost of paying for those songs and albums, and second, the amount of space they take up. And if your music isn’t shareable across platforms, there’s a serious frustration factor. How can you declutter your life in the new year? A digital music subscription is one of the best places to get started, offering a variety of benefits: 1. Cost cutting. Digital. music subscriptions offer millions of licensed songs and albums, typically for around $10 per month. Weighing that price against what you’d pay for individual tracks, the savings can add up quickly. For example, a premium subscription to Sony Entertainment Net-

work’s Music Unlimited service gives users access to more than 18 million songs from all of the major labels and many independents and costs under $120 for the whole year. 2. Access anywhere. Digital subscriptions make it easy to access music across devices like personal computers, iPhone and Android smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles and more. So there’s no need to buy yet another gadget to have all the music you want at your fingertips, wherever you are. There is even offline playback for Android devices so you do not need to be connected to the internet to enjoy your favorite music. You can also skip the time commitment of syncing and downloading - your catalog automatically syncs with every compatible device you connect to your account. 3. Keep it secure. If you’ve

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SPORTS

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Mejor Club del Siglo XXI de Concacaf

El Barça

MEJOR CLUB EUROPEO DEL SIGLO XXI

Fuente: Notimex, Federación Internacional de Historia y Estadística del Fútbol (IFFHS)

FC Barcelona

Investigación y redacción: Mónica Fuentes Pacheco

3,224

España

Diseño: Juan Hernández López

PUNTOS

FC Manchester United

El Barcelona es el mejor club europeo del siglo XXI, de acuerdo con la Federación Internacional de Historia y Estadística del Fútbol (IFFHS). El club catalán logró incluso aumentar su ventaja sobre el segundo clasificado, Manchester United, que es seguido de cerca por Real Madrid

Inglaterra

Real Madrid España

2,828

LOS MEJORES

La clasificación toma en cuenta todos los resultados de las competencias nacionales e internacionales de clubes desde 2001

FC Bayern Munich

Enero 2001- diciembre 2012

Alemania

2,814

Olympique Lyon

Arsenal

Francia

Inglaterra

2,348

2,781

Milan AC

Inter. de Milan

Italia

2,691

Bonn, Ale. (NOTIMEX)

2,987

NOTA IMPORTANTE

Chelsea

Liverpool

Inglaterra

Inglaterra

2,691

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2,730

La ahora llamada Liga MX domina por completo la clasificación de la IFFHS por el Mejor Club del Siglo XXI de Norte y Centroamérica, al ocupar ocho de los 10 primeros puestos, ranking encabezado por América. Según la clasificación liberada este miércoles por el organismo, América es primero con mil 452 puntos, seguido por el también capitalino Cruz Azul, segundo con mil 303, y por el máximo ganador de títulos de liga en México, Guadalajara, tercero con mil 281.

Italia

2,777

El equipo de Coapa goza de una amplia ventaja sobre sus más cercanos seguidores, ya que al cuadro “cemente-

ro” lo supera por 149 puntos, mientras a su odiado rival, Chivas, lo rebasa por 171. Los otros cinco equipos “aztecas” en el Top-10 son Santos Laguna, Pachuca, el actual subcampeón de la liga mexicana, Toluca; Monterrey y Pumas de la UNAM, en ese mismo orden. Los 10 primeros se completan con el costarricense Saprissa y del guatemalteco Municipal, en tanto el mejor equipo estadounidense es Galaxy de Los Ángeles, ubicado en el vigésimo puesto. Ranking IFFHS de Mejor Club de Norte y Centroamérica del siglo XXI:

Po. Club País Puntos

01. América México 1,452 02. Cruz Azul México 1,303 03. Guadalajara México 1,281 04. Santos Laguna México 1,177.5 05. Pachuca México 1,171 06. Toluca México 1,142 07. Monterrey 1,092

México

08. UNAM México 1,069.5 09. Saprissa Costa Rica 1,053.5 10. Municipial Guatemala 1,002

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