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SETTING BOUNDARIES EARLY ON IS VERY IMPORTANT

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Recently American society at all levels has been exposed to the fall-out of its own inability to openly and comfortably discuss its accepted sexual behavior standards necessary to deal with sexual harassments and abuses. Deep rooted cultural, philosophical, religious and social taboos must become known to prevent their being defined by those who have fetishes or are deviant. Today, human reproductive biology may be prudently managed using condoms and/or birth control (contraceptives which are steroids). Nevertheless, a taboo is practiced by many individuals who consider their personal sex life to be very private and personal. It is this taboo which hinders the ability of parents, clergy and workforce managers to do the counseling required as well as take administrative actions necessary. Society's ability to openly talk about sexuality issues has not kept up with developments and challenges. Parents, supervisors, and employees simply are not comfortable yet to openly discuss human sexual behavior in society or the workplace when it is appropriate and timely. What does become known in a fragmentary manner are the 'do not; shall not' social rules. The age of consent is generally accepted as 18 year-old but could be 16 years. A younger teenager is not considered to be responsibly capable of giving legal consent. Incest is criminal.

Prostitution, sexual slave trafficking, predatory rape; practice of fetishes, sadism and masochism are all subjects of applicable laws and regulations. One issue is: ‘WHO KNOWS THEM ALL?' For decades, promoters and advertisers have used very attractive women and sexual innuendos to sell products and services. A few years ago, the Boston Globe exposed the inability of local Catholic Diocese administrators to effectively deal with pedofilia. Pope Francis is allegedly dealing with such issues in a Chilean Diocese. During the last presidential campaign, then candidate Donald J. Trump boasted that his VIP status enabled him to grope women and get away with those disrespectful physical abusive actions. Recently, entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was exposed and deposed when several women publicly shared their anecdotes during which this executive used his power position, authority and influence to demand sexual favors. Women in government public service careers revealed their personal experiences being sexually abused by highly esteemed elected officials. Both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. governance officials quickly updated the personnel policies and procedures which had not been reviewed during the prior 25 years. Then, 160+ female gymnasts testified in court that one prestigious physician had violated each one of them over a 20 year period. That case resulted in the accused being found guilty, given a prison sentence of 175 years, with the court's judge (a woman) stating, “I have just signed your death warrant.” Heads are rolling at Michigan State University and U.S. Olympic Athletes management organizations. Recall the sexual harassment of young boys

at Penn State University when Joe Paterno was Head Coach. The “Me, Too” and “Times Up” movement plus two Women's Marches have created the 'crisis ambiance' wherein many women now feel enabled to openly share and talk about their personal experiences dealing with unwanted sexual harrassments. In addition, an adult woman friend recently confided in me that she and all her sisters had been 'sexually abused and violated' by their father during their teenage years. Now that he is elderly needing assisted living care, all daughters were unable to “fully trust him in anyway,” and were very leery of being alone with him when providing needed care. “What should we do?” she asked. My thoughtful suggestion: Have a joint meeting with him during which you tell him what your behavior expectations are today. Can you verbally communicate the boundaries which all of you agree upon? There is no taboo here. Finally, tell him you still care for him as your father who you want to respect, love and honor. You just do not want to be verbally or physically abused by anyone, especially a parent or relative. Afterwards, you will all experience a 'mental release' from that psychic burden you have been carrying since first abused. Being constantly on 'full alert' requires a lot of energy and prevents one from paying full attention to other activities such as learning (education) or focus on tasks at hand. The “Me, Too” and “Times Up” Movements are encouraging all women to stop being silent about inappropriate, improper and unwelcome incidences which

have been experienced. And let's include the LGBTQ cohort and men to share; to no longer suffer in silence. When all individuals who have been abused reveal their experiences, then these issues can be properly resolved while taking into consideration cultural, religious/philosophical, social, and legal perspectives. Dealing with certain individual human behaviors will be possible especially the perpetrators stand out as abusive and predatory because all have done unwelcome touching, groping, and been verbally abusive. Society's leaders must be careful not to facilitate character assassinations or make due process difficult to achieve. One deficiency which stands out is vocabulary. At different stages in a person's development there is a precise vocabulary which enables communication in a manner that permits identifying the violator while not burdening the victim with guilt feelings. It begins with parents who responsibly try to protect their children with the outcome that children do not learn essential and appropriate words for personal body parts or areas. Knowing anatomical terms is not enough because when sudden sexual groping happens, the girl (or woman) is often forced to 'react defensively'. She may later review her own behavior, including examination of clothing being worn at the time of an incident. On occasion, a girl may feel so alone, meaningless, insecure and defenseless that suicide is considered. As parents my wife and I had occasional discussions about the various stages the kids grew through. We decided to teach appropriate words for every secondary sex trait each child developed

as that trait appeared. But we did more than just that...each child was instructed to feel free to talk to us about any and all things plus the words necessary to describe the acceptable boundaries and even practiced the defensive arm, leg and body positions needed to reject unwanted physical contact. Each daughter was taught how to throw an effective punch and how to kick an abuser in the shins (causing a reflex action enabling escape). Most important was the instruction regarding being aware of one's surroundings at all times. Girls should never be alone with any male not known beforehand. Young women, especially when dating, need to be explicitly direct about her acceptable boundaries. One basic principle is to teach your kids that there is safety in numbers so always have a friend closeby. Sexuality is always present. In fact, it develops as one lives through puberty, transitional teenages, young adulthood, adulthood and finally become a senior citizen. The main purpose of setting boundaries early is to ensure that individuals know and behave as expected. With the introduction of women into the workplace interacting with men, flirting, courting, and development of serious relationships is all a very natural process not appropriate there. Being on the job requires being attentive to work being done which is why management needs to learn how to counsel and guide employees who need to defer romantic interests. But, sexual harassment issues are not addressed because of taboos and lack of vocabulary to effectively counsel. This is a deficiency which needs attention especially if we are to “define new social behavior boundaries.”

EL PRECIO DE UN SOÑADOR Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Al cabo de semanas de especulaciones, las cartas del juego de póker del presidente Donald Trump quedaron claras con respecto al futuro de DACA y de los cientos de miles de “dreamers”, que aguardan la solución digna que se merecen, como personas que esperan que la sociedad de Estados Unidos sea recíproca por todo lo que ellos han dado al país: su patriotismo, su trabajo, sus valores de honradez, decencia y sacrificio.   ¿Qué reciben a cambio por parte de la Casa Blanca? Una propuesta tóxica que busca convertir a la justa lucha de los “dreamers” en un juego de ajedrez político e ideológico donde el precio de un futuro como miembros plenos de la sociedad de Estados Unidos,

pasa por disolver la gran tradición migratoria de Estados Unidos como el gran unificador de las familias divididas, perseguidas o vulnerables. De un brochazo quedó resquebrajado el mantra de los republicanos como el partido de los “valores familiares”. Por la ciudadanía para 1.8 millones de dreamers potenciales, el presidente Trump pide 25,000 millones de dólares para el muro y la seguridad, el fin de la “migración en cadena” y de la lotería de visas, así como ninguna esperanza de regularización para los padres de los soñadores.   Es entendible que el “plan” de la Casa Blanca haya detonado expresiones de decepción y frustración entre los “dreamers”, toda vez que es altamente improbable que pueda pasar la prueba de fuego de un apoyo suficiente

ni en el Senado, donde requiere 60 votos, incluidos al menos 9 demócratas, ni el Cámara de Representantes donde no está claro si sería apoyado por la “mayoría de la mayoría” de los republicanos. El apoyo a la legalización de los “dreamers” no es un tema divisivo en los Estados Unidos. Encuestas muestran consistentemente que más del 80% de los estadounidenses favorecen una salida legal para los jóvenes, incluidos más de la mitad de la población que se considera conservadora. Cargarle condicionamientos a lo que debería de ser una iniciativa de ley limpia, es equivalente a darle el beso de la muerte.   Un grupo bipartidista de 24 republicanos y 24 demócratas desveló esta semana un nuevo plan que contempla beneficios similares de

ciudadanía para los “dreamers” pero reduce el precio del muro y de la seguridad fronteriza, al tiempo que limita los beneficios para los padres de los dreamers y acota los parámetros de impacto para la migración legal. Aun cuando se trata de una iniciativa imperfecta, se trata del tipo de esfuerzo bipartidista para continuar la conversación sobre la solución de DACA de manera más equilibrada y sin tratar de colocar píldoras venenosas. En la medida que este y otros esfuerzos muestran que el Congreso está asumiendo el papel de liderazgo que le corresponde en el debate migratorio, la esperanza de una solución justa sigue viva.   Para más información visita www.laredhispana.com

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LOS ANGELES AZULES Sunday February 11, 2018 / 8pm City National Civic 135 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Tickets: $39-$99 ADOPT A ROSE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Friday February 2, 2018 / All Day Guadalupe River Park 438 Coleman Ave San Jose, CA $60

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

ARTIST DON RYKER PRESENTS “EVERYONE CAN CREATE” WORKSHOP Sunday February 4, 2018 / 11am Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA $13 - $15

FIRST FRIDAY FIESTA Friday February 2, 2018 / 5:30pm MACLA 510 S 1st St San Jose, CA Free

ALABAMA STORY Friday February 2, 2018 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $21 - $37

SHOPKINS LIVE! SHOP IT UP! Tuesday February 6, 2018 / 6pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $29.50 - $73

LUNAFEST SAN JOSE 2018 Friday February 2, 2018 / 6pm San Jose Woman’s Club 75 S 11th St San Jose, CA $20 - $50

GOLD – CMT’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Saturday February 3, 2018 / 11am City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $75 - $200

CUARTETO LATINOAMERICANO Wednesday February 7, 2018 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $25 - $41

SJ IMPROV – CHRIS KATTAN & FRIENDS Friday February 2, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $22

BRIAN COPELAND – NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Saturday February 3, 2018 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $10 - $35

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Wednesday February 7, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Stage Company 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA $30 - $65

THE MUSIC MAN Thusday February 8, 2018 / 7pm Historic Hoover Theatre 1635 Park Ave San Jose, CA $13 - $18

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INTEGRATED STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS ARE CLOSING EDUCATION GAPS

New study finds growing evidence for model that supports the whole child A new Child Trends report, Making the Grade: A Progress Report, finds growing evidence for a rapidly expanding approach to educational achievement known as integrated student supports (ISS). This school-based approach to promoting students’ academic success provides support for the whole child, addressing both academic and nonacademic barriers to achievement. “Although the high school graduation rate has risen over the past decade, the United States still lags other countries, and large disparities persist in academic outcomes,” said Kristin Anderson Moore, PhD, a senior scholar at

“For the first time since 2009, states have $400 million in formula dollars to support student health and safety under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment program,” said Kristen Harper, Ed.M., Child Trends’ senior policy specialist. “This report is an important resource for states as they decide how best to invest these dollars to advance education equity by building community schools, implementing wraparound supports, or embedding ISS in school accountability as a mechanism to better serve students in struggling schools.” Child Trends synthesized findings from relevant resources—including evaluations, child development research and theory, implementation reports, interviews with principals, benefit/cost analyses, and analyses using the Social Genome Microsimulation model. AT&T provided funding for the Child Trends research report and its dissemination.

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research on ISS to inform broad-based planning for schools to support children and their families.

Child Trends and lead author of the study. “Our new report finds that ISS programs are well-suited for addressing the academic and nonacademic needs of at-risk students, if they are implemented with high quality,” added Moore. ISS programs are now available in all 50 states, connecting struggling children with secure housing, medical care, food assistance, tutoring, and other supports. The report comes at a critical time for states and school districts as they begin the early stages of implementing the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which explicitly encourages the use of ISS models. With ISS continuing to expand across the country, Making the Grade: A Progress Reportprovides educators, policymakers, and communities with access to the latest

Key Findings The report’s conclusions are optimistic about the effectiveness of ISS. • Evaluation studies find a mix of positive and null (nonsignificant) findings, but there are virtually no negative effects seen across any of the evaluations. • Several strong evaluations find support for

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FEBRUARY 2 - 8, 2018 specific ISS models, including City Connects, Communities in Schools in Chicago, the Harlem Children’s Zone’s Promise Academy, and Diplomas Now. • The report offers new evidence of the longterm benefits of ISS models. Cost-benefit studies and a microsimulation model that forecasts long-term outcomes both find that students’ participation in effective ISS interventions will have long-term benefits. • High-quality program implementation is important but requires the provision of adequate resources. Top Recommendations for Policymakers, Funders, and Practitioners • Invest in implementation science as the next critical frontier for research and practice. The concrete elements that comprise successful ISS implementation is evolving slowly among researchers and educators. • Encourage studies that measure nonacademic outcomes to grow the evidence base for ISS.Nonacademic outcomes are rarely measured as part of evaluations, which limits field researchers’ understanding of the mechanisms that drive ISS success. • Provide technical assistance products and services to help practitioners align ISS implementation with other popular student support frameworks and programs, such as multi-tiered systems of support and social and emotional learning.

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Netflix scammers are back—and now ‘Se habla español’

Netflix website where consumers are asked for credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information. The stolen information can potentially be used to access a consumer's financial and other accounts, particularly if they reuse passwords for different accounts, and it can be used to commit identity theft. And that's on top of the likely damper the scam will place on family movie night. As far as we can tell, the fake Spanish Netflix messages have not been widely covered, if at all, in the news or other reports about the scam. The Spanish message we received was clever in that it listed a legitimate Netflix email address in the "Reply-To" field. However, careful scrutiny revealed that it was not sent from a Netflix email address. Also, when we contacted Netflix customer service, a representative confirmed that our editor's email address was not in their system and that they would not have emailed us. Consumer Action urges consumers, including Spanish-speakers, to be aware of the latest wave of fraudulent Netflix emails and to know how to safeguard their information.

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Consumer Action Organization The Netflix phishing scam is back. It was first spotted as early as a year ago, picked up steam last fall, and, as reported by cybersecurity firms  MailGuard  and  Panda Security  this month, is now back again to ring in the New Year. Consumer Action's editors were treated

to our very own copy of the phony message—in Spanish—in mid-January. As before, the phishing message tells recipients that due to problems with their payment, they must click on a link to verify or update payment information. Clicking on the link redirects consumers to a fake, but realistic,

La estafa contra usuarios de Netflix está de regreso…y ahora en español

La estafa tipo "phishing" de correos electrónicos falsos dirigidos a usuarios de Netflix está de regreso. La estafa surgió hace al menos un año, volvió a propagarse este pasado otoño, y, como lo han reportado las compañías de seguridad  MailGuard  y  Panda Security, ha regresado de nuevo como para darle la bienvenida al año nuevo. Los editores de Consumer Action recibieron su propia copia del correo electrónico falso, en español, a mediados de enero.

• Don't click or respond. If you receive a suspicious email asking for personal information, whether or not it appears to be from a company or someone you know, don't provide information, click on links, open

distintas cuentas. También puede usarse la informacion para robar o usurpar la identidad del consumidor. No se diga que la estafa también podría echar un poco a perder esa bonita noche de peliculas en familia. Hasta donde nos hemos dado cuenta, el surgimiento de esta estafa en español no ha recibido mucha atención, si es que la hubiera recibido, por parte de los medios de comunicación o en otros informes. El correo falso que Consumer Action recibió en español fue algo astuto, ya que en la sección de "Reply-to" aparecía una dirección electrónica legítima de Netflix, dando a entender que si uno respondía al correo, la respuesta sería enviada a Netflix. Sin embargo, al revisar el mensaje de cerca nos dimos cuenta que el remitente no tenía una dirección legítima de Netflix. Además, cuando nos comunicamos con la oficina de servicio al cliente de Netflix, un representante confirmó que la dirección electrónica de nuestro editor no figuraba en su base de datos y, por lo tanto, no nos hubieran enviado ningún mensaje.

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Use the following tips and resources to stay safe:

Igual que antes, el mensaje fraudulento indica que, debido a problemas con algún pago, el usuario de Netflix debe hacer clic en un enlace para verificar o actualizar su información de pago. Si el usuario pulsa en el enlace, será dirigido a una pagina web falsa que imita de manera realistica las páginas legítimas de Netflix. La página de imitación pedirá que el consumidor introduzca los números de su tarjeta de crédito, contraseña y otra información personal. Con esta información el estafador podría acceder a cuentas financieras y otras cuentas del consumidor, en particular si el consumidor usa la misma contraseña para

Consumer Action recomienda que los consumidores, incluso los de habla hispana, estén informados sobre esta nueva ola de la estafa Netflix, y que aprendan a salvaguardar su información personal. Para protegerse de esta estafa, siga estos consejos: • No haga "clic" ni responda. Si recibe un correo electrónico sopechoso que pide su información personal, incluso cuando parece ser de una compañía o persona conocida, no les de información, no haga clic en los enlaces, no habra archivos adjuntos, y no responda al mensaje.

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attachments, or reply to the message. • Contact companies directly. If the suspicious message seeking information claims to be from a company where you're a customer, look up the company's correct phone or web address and contact them directly to find out if there really is a problem or if they need anything from you. • Be suspicious of threats.  Claims of harsh consequences such as account closures, lost money, or other harm for failure to provide requested information are red flags. • Don't reuse passwords.  Scammers love passwords that they can use to access lots of your accounts. Whether they get your password through a phishing scam or even a data breach, don't make your passwords even more valuable to crooks by using them for multiple accounts. • Use security software. Protect your computer from phishing and other online threats by installing and keeping your security software up-to-date. • Contact financial institutions.  If you inadvertently give out personal and financial information to scammers, contact your financial institution to prevent or dispute fraudulent charges. • Report phishing scams.  Forward fake messages to the company being impersonated and to spam@uce.gov. (For Netflix, send scam messages to: phishing@netflix.com.)

• Comuníquese directamenta con la empresa. Si el correo sospechoso parece ser de una empresa donde usted ya es cliente, busque el numéro de teléfono y dirección web de la empresa legítimos y comuníquese directamente con ellos para averiguar si en realidad existe un problema o si necesitan información suya. • Sospeche de las amenazas.  Si le dicen que el no proporcianar la información solicitada resultará en graves consequencias, tal como el cierre de su cuenta, pérdida de dinero, o algún otro daño, considérelo una señal de fraude. • No use la misma contraseña para distintas cuentas.  A los estafadores les encanta cuando una contraseña puede usarse para acceder a varias de sus cuentas. Ya sea que el estafador consiga su contraseña por medio de una estafa de "phishing" o como resultado de una filtración de datos, usted puede limitar cuán valiosa será esa contraseña para el estafador si no usa la misma contraseña para varias cuentas. • Use software de seguridad.  Proteja su computadora contra las estafas de phishing y contra otras amenazas en línea por medio de la instalación y actualización regular de software de seguridad. • Comuníquese con instituciones financieras. Si inadvertidamente les da a estafadores su información personal o financiera, comuníquese con su institución financiera para prevenir o corregir cargos fraudulentos. • Denuncie a las estafas de phishing.  Reenvíe los mensajes fraudulentos a la empresa que están imitando y a  spam@uce.gov.  (Para la estafa de Netflix reenvíeelos a:  phishing@ netflix.com)


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State Awards Innovative Grant to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger in Santa Clara County Silicon Valley Food Rescue to Close Gap On 125 Million Needed Meals

The Cal Recycle Grant was crafted by representatives from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and the County of Santa Clara’s Recycle and Waste Reduction Commission. The Commission, which provides leadership for county-wide planning, works to assure the success of cooperative programs to reduce, reuse and recycle materials that otherwise would be disposed of in landfills. Joint Venture Silicon Valley will be responsible for administering the grant. “We are committed to finding innovative ways to end waste and, more importantly, end hunger within Santa Clara County,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who represents the County of Santa Clara at the Recycle and Waste Reduction Commission. “We look forward to having Joint Venture Silicon Valley administer this program.” Nationally, the U.S. spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten, while too many people (especially children and the elderly) go to bed hungry each night. In Santa Clara County alone, more than 200,000 people are living below the official poverty line, with one in six Bay Area residents facing food insecurity. Food Rescue Services, Barriers, and Recommendations in Santa Clara County, a 2015 Food Shift report commissioned by the

REPORT: TWO-THIRDS OF CA CHILDREN BORN TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara announced last Thursday January 25th that Joint Venture Silicon Valley (a local organization funded by the County of Santa Clara to find solutions to waste and hunger in the county) has been awarded a prestigious State of California grant for $313,000 as part of Cal Recycle's Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Grant Program.

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Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission revealed that more than 34 million pounds of edible food are discarded in local landfills. The Cal Recycle's Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Grant will allow the County to make a significant change that will benefit vulnerable communities. “This is the next step in the war on hunger,” said Joint Venture President & CEO, Dr. Russell Hancock. “By utilizing already prepared food we can close the gap in food inequity and strive to ensure no child goes to bed hungry.” “It is an honor and a privilege to be working with the many employees of the County of Santa Clara and county cities, who were instrumental in securing this Cal-Recycle grant,” added Dr. Nancy Fishman, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Food Rescue, a Joint Venture initiative. “Their dedication to environmental protection and life quality improvement for all its residents paved the way for A La Carte, and original program that we hope will serve as a model of innovation with meaningful solutions to help our neighbors in need.” A La Carte  is a mobile food distribution platform that features a fleet of trucks to collect and immediately deliver surplus prepared food to underserved neighborhoods throughout the county. With the grant,  A La Carte is expected to begin serving the County of Santa Clara later in 2018, and help close the gap on the 125 million meals still needed each year. Silicon Valley Food Rescue will work with local universities, leading Silicon Valley corporations and other early partners on a desperately needed endeavor that will break down distribution barriers and increase the nutrition levels for people living with food insecurity daily. 

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Almost twothirds of babies in the Golden State are born to low-income families, according to a new report, which makes them less likely to have access to high-quality education and health care. The nonprofit group Children Now just released its  2018 California Children's Report Card, and said the state's future depends on all kids reaching their full potential. Children Now president Ted Lempert said the state still struggles with poverty, but the long-term trend is looking up. "All our grades stayed the same or went up from two years ago," Lempert said. "So the bad news is the grades are low, the outcomes aren't there. The good news is, we are making some improvement." The state got its highest grade, an A, for the levels of health insurance -

97 percent of California children are insured, including undocumented kids. One of the lowest grades, a D-plus, came in prevention of child abuse and neglect. Lempert said he's optimistic, however, that recent reforms meant to streamline the process by which a young person is removed from an abusive situation will improve outcomes going forward. The report also gave California a D-minus for access to quality child care. Lempert said that's because day care can cost more than college. "On average, full-time child care in a center is over $16,000," he said. "And very few eligible families are getting the subsidy to pay for that." The study found only 14 percent of low-income infants and toddlers are enrolled in child care. Lempert said if the state offered more child-care subsidies, more parents could return to the workforce, which would put a big dent in poverty levels.

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SURVIVING POTHOLE SEASON CONSEJOS DE CÓMO EVITAR LOS BACHES Chev rolet A s Spr ing approaches, icy roads are a thing of the pa st, leav ing behind pothole f illed roads that can damage your vehicle and cost you money. While rough road conditions seem unavoidable that time of year, Chev rolet eng ineers have developed the follow ing tips and tr ick s to help you and your car sur v ive pothole sea son. 1. Look A head and Slow Dow n Pothole sea son can do damage, but being aler t can help you avoid potholes. L ook ahead and scan for potential potholes and avoid when you can safely do so. If you cannot avoid them, slow dow n. Hit ting a pothole at a higher speed increa ses the likelihood of damage to your vehicle. 2. Watch Out for Water - Hiding beneath puddles can be even deeper potholes. A f ter rain and snow, it’s best to avoid puddles that pose a r isk to more damag ing potholes. 3. Check your t ire pressure Properly inf lating your tires can make a sig nif icant dif ference in avoiding damage caused by potholes. Maintaining the

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manufacturer's recommended tire pressure is key. If your tire is under inf lated a pothole can cause a r upture. O ver inf lated tires are also more susceptible to damage f rom a pothole.

Aunque las carreteras heladas son una cosa del pasado, ya que nos acercamos a la primavera, deja atrás las carreteras de baches llenos que pueden dañar su vehículo y le puede costar dinero.

4. Check Your Car For Damage - In the event that you do hit a pothole, be sure to check your car immediately for any possible damage. A ssessing damages earlier prevents f ur ther damage to your car.

Aunque en esta época del año las condiciones de las carreteras son difíciles de evitar, los ingenieros de Chevrolet han desarrollado los siguientes consejos y trucos para ayudarlo a usted y a su automóvil a sobrevivir la temporada de baches.

5. K now What to Look For Potholes can cause more than just tire damage. Damage can also be done to tire r ims, ex haust systems, alig nment, and more. If you feel a s if your car is mak ing noises, pulling in one direction or operating irreg ularly be sure to take it into a professional to be a ssessed.

1. Mira hacia adelante y desacelera: la lluvia puede causar que se formen baches en las calles y carreteras, lo cual puede causar daños al vehículo, pero estar alerta puede ayudarte a evitarlos. Fija tu mirada hacia adelante y busca baches para así  evítalos con seguridad cuando sea posible. Si no puedes evitarlos, reduce la velocidad. Al golpear un bache a una velocidad más alta aumenta la probabilidad de daño a tu vehículo.

6. Help Your Fellow Dr ivers Repor t any potholes to your cit y, count y or state transpor tation author ities. In some ca ses, you may be able to receive reimbursement for repair costs. 7. Be Prepared - Make sure there’s a car jack and a lug w rench in your vehicle and that the spare tire is inf lated to its proper pressure in ca se you need to change a f lat.

2. Ten cuidado con el agua: escondidos debajo de los charcos puede haber baches aún más profundos. Después de una nevada y lluvia, es mejor evitar los charcos de agua que pueden esconder baches debajo del agua. 3. Revisa la presión de las llantas: Llenar adecuadamente las llantas de tu vehículo con aire puede hacer una gran diferencia

para evitar daños causados por los baches. Mantener la presión de las llantas según la recomendación del fabricante es clave. Si la llanta está desinflada, un bache puede provocar una ruptura. Las llantas que están infladas demasiado también son más susceptibles al daño de un bache. 4. Verifica que tu automóvil no tenga daños: en caso de que golpees un bache, asegúrate de revisar tu automóvil inmediatamente para identificar posibles daños. Encontrar los daños pronto puede evitar daños adicionales a tu automóvil. 5. Saber qué buscar:  los baches pueden causar más que solo daños a las llantas. También se pueden dañar los rines, los sistemas de escape, la alineación y más. Si sientes que tu automóvil está haciendo ruidos, jalando hacía  una dirección u operando irregularmente, asegúrate de llevarlo a un mecánico para que lo evalúe. 6. Ayuda a otros conductores:  informa cualquier bache a las autoridades de transporte de tu ciudad, condado o estado. En algunos casos, es posible que puedas recibir un reembolso por los costos de reparación. 7. Prepárate:  asegúrate de que haya un gato y una llave de tuercas en tu vehículo y que la llanta de repuesto esté inflada a su presión adecuada en caso de que necesites cambiar una llanta ponchada.


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Washington, D.C. - San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced on Thursday January 25th that he had  submitted his resignation  from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), citing the pervasive and overwhelming influence of big telecom and industry interests over the body, and the predetermined, industryfavoring outcome. “When I joined this committee, I hoped that I could contribute to developing balanced, common-sense recommendations that will advance our goal of expanding broadband access for all Americans, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai identified as his ‘top priority’ at yesterday’s meeting,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “It has become abundantly clear, however, that Chairman Pai and the FCC merely pay lip service to the goal of digital equity, and this body will simply serve to further the interests of the telecommunications industry over the public interest. As a result, I have submitted my resignation to the FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Board effective immediately.”  As the mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo joined the BDAC to propose model legislation that would help bridge the digital divide for the 34 million Americans in low-income and rural communities that lack broadband access. From the beginning, however, it appeared that the Trump Administration stacked the makeup of the committee in favor of the industry, with Mayor Liccardo as the only original city representative on the committee. Mayor Liccardo highlighted the issue, leading to pressure from the press, letters signed by 230 municipal leaders across the country,

and 14 Members of Congress, resulting in the appointment of two more city representatives. Even with that progress, three out of four seats on the BDAC are filled by industry-friendly representatives from the biggest wireless and cable companies, and their allies. “Stacking the deck” has dealt the industry a favorable hand.  Over the holiday break, despite nine months of deliberations, a single industry representative completely rewrote a draft municipal code at the 11th hour, leaving municipal representatives scrambling with insufficient time to vet the hundreds of changes.  That rewritten version closely resembled legislation that the industry pushed in 20 states across the country.  Although BDAC participants were instructed to keep draft documents confidential, industry associations have shared drafts with over 70 of their member companies prior to providing access to members of the general public. Much of the battle focuses on fees, and whether the industry or the taxpayers must foot the bill for the industry’s infrastructure investments. While Mayor Liccardo wholeheartedly shares the goal of deploying 5G, the next generation of wireless internet, the telecom industry has used the issue to maneuver for taxpayer-subsidized pricing for access to public infrastructure in high-demand, more affluent service areas. Despite the BDAC’s stated purpose of identifying resources to improve broadband access to underserved poor and rural populations, the body did not craft a single measure that identified a new or substantial source of new funding for that purpose.  Instead, the BDAC has focused on

reducing municipal fees, and eliminating local control and discretion over where and how broadband infrastructure is deployed in the public right-of-way.   The industry’s claim that reducing municipal lease rates on public infrastructure will help it better serve the 34 million Americans without broadband access bears little resemblance to patterns of industry investment in low-income neighborhoods and rural areas. In his resignation letter, Liccardo observed that the industry “has sought to create a set of rules that will provide it with easy access to publicly-funded infrastructure at taxpayer-subsidized rates, without any obligation to provide broadband access to underserved residents. “  Below market rates and by-right access to public infrastructure also strip cities of the ability to hold companies accountable for building out networks to serve all areas of a city. In San Jose, telecom companies have historically underserved our Latino and low-income populations.  “We must keep fighting to ensure that the growing benefits brought by broadband access reach all of our communities,” Liccardo added, “and with little hope of supportive policy emanating from the FCC, we are looking to Congress to come up with a solution and will do everything to support sensible legislation that puts the best interests of Americans first. With 20 bills introduced this year we feel confident that Congress can take this opportunity to lead. “We should all embrace the opportunity of greater broadband deployment, at better speeds, with the latest technology,” concluded Mayor Liccardo.  “Yet, we have to do it in a way that puts the public’s interest first.”

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Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Civil rights leaders say President Donald Trump's State of the Union claim of massive gains under his leadership fell flat in light of the policies he pursued during his first year in office. The president Tuesday night bragged about appointing conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and filling many lower court vacancies.  But Todd Cox, policy director at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, says Trump's nominees could chip away at minority rights for decades to come. "President Trump's nominees demonstrate a breathtaking hostility toward civil rights and equal justice, and their records are rife with animus towards minority communities who depend on the courts to vindicate and protect their rights," Cox states. "President Trump is reshaping the federal courts to enable and lock in his retrograde, discriminatory policy agenda." The president also lauded the passage of the Republican tax reform bill, saying it lowers taxes on the middle class and will encourage companies to create more jobs on American soil. However, Nicole Berner, general counsel at the Service Employees International Union, says Trump's tax bill is a huge giveaway to the upper 1 percent of taxpayers, and she maintains his administration has worked hard to

repeal the Affordable Care Act even though that would cause tens of millions to lose access to health care. "Wages are stagnant and job growth has slowed to a six-year low," she stresses. "Millions of Americans work second and third jobs but continue to struggle to support their families. "And despite his cynical campaign promises, Trump has focused on helping corporations and the wealthy at the expense of working people."

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Security Leads and Security Officers First Security Services are looking for top talent. Our mission is to enhance life and safety utilizing the finest integrated security solutions, while providing a genuine opportunity for personal growth and career advancement for our employees. If you are looking to join a company that you can grow with, we invite you to apply online. If there is a match with your qualification and our employment needs, you will be contacted by a member of our management team. Schedule: 1) Saturday - Sunday; 0700-1500 + Monday Wednesday; 1500-2300 (Lead position) 2) Monday; 2300-0700 + Thursday - Sunday; 1500-2300 (Lead Position) 3) Wednesday - Saturday; 1500-2300 (Security Officer) 4) Friday - Tuesday; 1500-2300 (Security Officer) 5) Thursday - Sunday; 0700-1500 (Security Officer) 6) Friday - Tuesday; 2300-0700 (Lead Officer on Tuesdays) 7) Tuesday - Saturday; 2300-0700 (Security Officer) Job Description Security Shift Leads and Security Officers for a community patrol in East Palo Alto. Must have a clean driving record (less than 2 points on DMV record) and 21+ years old; As driving a marked patrol vehicle is a function of this post. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus; it will be a large factor in the selection process. Security Officers assigned to this post will earn $17.50 - $18.00 per hour. Officers assigned to this post will be required to carry cuffs, OC, baton and Taser. Must have a valid CA Guard Card. Possession of these credentials required; but can also assist in obtaining. Must be able to communicate professionally and present oneself the same. Must be able to start by Feb. 1, 2018. First Security Services 2015 Pioneer Court, Suite P-2 San Mateo, CA 94403 650-938-1110 First Security Services is a Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322389 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elana Tsigaris. Petitioner(s) Elana Tsigaris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elana Tsigaris to Elana Dimopoulos. 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 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322363 Superior Court of California,

County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yen Hong Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Yen Hong Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yen Hong Nguyen to Amber Yen 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 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322264 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Josephine Chia-Fen Chang and Yung-Syau

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Charities Housing Anuncia un Sorteo de Viviendas Para 11 Departamentos en Met South Una nueva área residencial con alquileres económicos para familias. Las solicitudes estarán disponibles en la Oficina de Alquiler el 14 de Febrero del 2018 solamente. Solicitudes tambien pueden ser descargadas desde nuestra pagina web www.charitieshousing.org por 24 horas del mismo día. La Oficina de Alquiler aceptará todas las solicitudes completadas el 15 y el 16 de Febrero de 2018 durante las horas de oficina. Si envia su solicitud por correo de los EE.UU., la correspondencia debe estar sellada no mas tarde del 16 de Febrero. Met South no es responsable por correo perdido ó retrasado, incluso si tiene el sello entre la fecha limite. Si su solicitud no se recibe antes del 21 de Febrero, no entrará en el sorteo de vivienda. NO SE ACEPTARÁN SOLICITUDES POR FAX O CORREO ELECTRÓNICO Se puede otorgar adaptaciones razonables a personas con discapacidades. La Oficina de Alquiler esta ubicada en: 2112 Monterey Road, San Jose CA 95112 Horario De Oficina: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Tel#: (408) 982-3840 Email: metnorth@charitieshousing.org

Chen. Petitioner(s) Josephine Chia-Fen Chang and Yung-Syau Chen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brian Y. Chen to Brian Yunli 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 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322362 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luz Adriana Perez and Alfredo D. Torio. Petitioner(s) Luz Adriana Perez and Alfredo D. Torio have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Theron Ronan Torio to Johnny Ronan Torio Perez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am,

Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322347 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar. Petitioner(s) Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar to Daisy Elizabeth Aguilar Herrera. 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 5/1/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638090 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Premier Properties and Estates, 20510 Henwood Road San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Premier Properties and Financial INC., 20510 Henwood Road San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/25/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Timothy Jon Woodward February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638191 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tomoe Consulting, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Maud Calegari, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/01/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maud Calegari February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/29/2018

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM INSTALLERS NEEDED (Santa Clara County) Compensation: Pay is based on experience. Employment type: full-time Residential design & remodeling company seeking multi-skilled kitchen and bathroom craftsman (apprentice, journeyman and sub-contractors) to join our team of installers. REQUIREMENTS: Effective Communication & Customer Service Skills. Must have current drivers license and submit to a background check. Must have Truck and Tools. Contact: Tom 408 595-6831 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638192 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tomoe Capital Management, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Maud Calegari, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/01/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maud Calegari February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/29/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638268 The following person(s) is (are) doing business K & M Emporium, 3430 Cortese Circle San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Monica Botero, Costa and Karla Leticia Rojas Meza, 3430 Cortese Circle San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/30/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Monica B Costa February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/30/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 5 Stars Janitorial Services, 1400 E Campbell, CA 95008,

Santa Clara County. Victor Ramos, 1400 E Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/15/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victor Ramos February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637951 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Annix Beauty, 1082 Lincoln Ave #23 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Bertha Ana Gonzalez, 828 Hopkins Ave Redwoodcity, CA 94063. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/22/2018 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bertha Ana Gonzalez February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business A & O Multi Professional Services, 698 Albanese Cir San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Jorge A Arreola, 698 Albanese Cir San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/08/2005 “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 A Arreola February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/31/2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321740 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liyu Lu and Jeffrey Liou. Petitioner (s) Liyu Lu and Jeffrey Liou has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liyu Lu to Judy Jialing Lu b. Blake Liou to Blake Shen Liou. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV319522 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linda Phan Dang and Aj Trung Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Linda Phan Dang and Aj Trung Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this


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FEBRUARY 2 - 8, 2018 court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony Hieu Dang to Anthony Hieu 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 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yayuan Mo and Feng Xiong. Petitioner (s) Yayuan Mo and Feng Xiong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ziyue Xiong to Abigail Ziyue Xiong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321741 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: James Cham and Yangsze Choo. Petitioner (s) James Cham and Yangsze

Choo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mikaela An Mei Cham to Mika Cham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322129 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kimberly Elizabeth Grass. Petitioner (s) Kimberly Elizabeth Grass has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kimberly Elizabeth Grass to Alex J Grass. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322011 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Long Bao Vu. Petitioner

(s) Long Bao Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Long Bao Vu to Anton Baolong 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 name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322183 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Trong Le-Thuy Ngoc Thi Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Nhan Trong Le-Thuy Ngoc Thi Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuc Huu Hoang to Ethan Hoang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the applica-

tion of: Merlin Tatel Texon. Petitioner (s) Merlin Tatel Texon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Merlin Tatel Texon to Murell Taule Tatel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322164 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Chuang Chang. Petitioner (s) Yu Chuang Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yu Chuang Chang to Ivy Trang 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 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322070 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application

of: Maria Teresa Vega. Petitioner (s) Maria Teresa Vega has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Teresa Vega to Maria Teresa Tinajero. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322036 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Edit Boghozian. Petitioner (s) Edit Boghozian has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Edit Boghozian to Tina Boghozian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322014 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In

the matter of the application of: Maria L. Echeverria Yohn. Petitioner (s) Maria L. Echeverria Yohn has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria L. Echeverria Yohn, Maria Echeverria-Yohn, Maria Echeverria, Maria Yohn, Maria Yohn Echeverria to Maria de la Luz Echeverria Morales. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637892 The following person(s) is (are) doing business L & R Professional Handyman Services 551 Avalani Avenue Suite 3 San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Higinio Lozano 551 Avalani Avenue Suite 3 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, 1/18/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Higinio Lozano January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/18/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637965 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Maz Handyman 2197 Whinchester Blvd Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Manuel Zepeda 2197 Whinchester Blvd Campbell CA 95008. This business is

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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.) Manuel Zepeda January 26: February 2, 9, 16, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2018 January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 Amended Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Chin-Shu Liang No.17PR182408 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Yungfu F. Liang in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Yungfu F. Liang be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Chin-Shu Liang. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 3/7/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issu-

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ance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jan-Yung Lin of Concorde Law, PC 91 Gregory Lane, Suite 5 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 925-979-5467 January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321219 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Disha Nanda. Petitioner (s) Disha Nanda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Disha Nanda to Disha Nair. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/3/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320596 Superior Court of California,


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County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous. Petitioner (s) Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous to Jessy Ezzat Saed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314880 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Serra Sullivan. Petitioner (s) Serra Sullivan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Thomas Castillo to Nicholas Thomas Sullivan - Castillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9,

16, 2018 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Alberto Euan Echeverria AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Alberto Euan Echeverria You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Maria Elena Torres Nombre del demandante: Maria Elena Torres Case Number (Número de Caso): 109FL152471 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Website (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales.

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos cónyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exención De Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of Santa Clara County 201 N. First Street. San Jose, California 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del

abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Shawn R. Parr 1625 The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, California 95126 (408) 267-4500 Date (Fecha): 8/30/2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) /s/ K. Hirose, Deputy (Asistente): STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures

made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. NOTICE - ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property.

como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, excepto en el curso habitual de actividades personal o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte la asignación de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte.

FEBRUARY 2 - 8, 2018 pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018

1. Llevarse del estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, o solicitar un pasaporte nuevo o de repuesto para los hijos menores, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o sin una orden de la corte;

AVISO-ACCESO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONÓMICO: ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es as¡, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir el costo que paga por seguro de salud asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener mas información, visite www.coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV320822 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heap Kim Savoeun. Petitioner (s) Heap Kim Savoeun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Heap Kim Savoeun to Hope Kim Savoeun. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018

2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura,

ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV320299 Superior Court of California, County of Santa

ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido:

Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días hábiles antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte.

Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amr Amin Hafez Amin Abouelsonoun. Petitioner (s) Amr Amin Hafez Amin Abouelsonoun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amr Amin Hafez Amin Abouelsonoun to Amr Amin Hafez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 02, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV319589 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ruben Dyami Lee. Petitioner (s) Ruben Dyami Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ruben Dyami Lee to Shean Galleay. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/06/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018


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FEBRUARY 2 - 8, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321768 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thu Thuy Hong Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Thu Thuy Hong Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thu Thuy Hong Nguyen to Katherine Thu 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 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321827 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jocelyn Jane Fatha. Petitioner (s) Jocelyn Jane Fatha has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jocelyn Jane Fatha to Jocelyn Jane Howard. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

January 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV321401 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Neema Akbarzadeh. Petitioner (s) Neema Akbarzadeh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Neema Akbarzadeh to Neema Tootoonchi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 08, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV320747 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Qiyao Yin. Petitioner (s) Qiyao Yin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Qiyao Yin to Angelina Sukie Yin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV320733 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angelique Meeks. Petitioner (s) Angelique Meeks has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelique Meeks to Anglique Malone. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637775 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Nighthawk Audio Video 2736 Ophelia Ave San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Sidney Anthony Ceballos 2736 Ophelia Ave 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, 1/16/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sidney Ceballos January 19, 26; February

2, 9, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/16/2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Delores Gatzert To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Delores Gatzert, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on December 21, 2017 as a resident of the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file a claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111. Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 January 19, 26; February 2, 9 2018 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ORDER REGARDING MISSED ASSET CASE NO. 111FL157537 (Probate Code Secs. 2552, 2556) Petitioner: Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) Respondent: Carlos V. Mariscal REQUEST FOR ORDER Other: FC 2552 (Missed Asset) NOTICE OF HEARING 1. To: Carlos V. Mariscal, Respondent 2. A COURT HEARING WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS: Date of hearing: March 5, 2018 Time of hearing: 1:30 p.m. Address of court: 201 N. First Street San Jose, California 95113 Department 73 3. WARNING to the person served with the Request for Order: The court may make the requested orders without you. If you do not file a Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL-320), serve a copy on the other parties

at least nine court days before the hearing (unless the court has ordered a shorter period of time), and appear at the hearing. (See form FL-320-INFO for more information.) (Forms FL-300-INFO and DV-400-INFO provide information about compelling this form.) 8. Other Orders Requested (specify): Please see attached declaration. 10. Facts to Support the orders I requested are listed below. The facts that I write in support and attach to this request cannot be longer than 10 pages, unless the court gives me permission. Please see attached declaration. (attachment 10). Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) (Signature of Applicant) In Re: MARISCAL Case No. 111FL157537 Attachment “10” DECLARATION OF ROSA MARISCAL-MUNOZ I, Declare: I am the Petitioner in the instant matter. I married Respondent (Carlos) on June 23, 1986. We separated on or about midJune 2007. There were no children of the marriage. I am submitting the is request for order to ask the court to exercise its jurisdiction over the single family dwelling known as 536 North Santa Ana Street, Los Banos, 95365. (Los Banos) and adjudicate the parties respective interest in Los Banos as a missed asset under Family Code § 2556. Both Carlos and I were born in Mexico. To make ends meet we both worked and tried to be careful with money. But despite our efforts at the time of separation we were in debt to the IRS for about $4,000 in addition to about $3,000 in consumer debt. Other than odd pieces of furniture and an old car there were NO community assets. Carlos was convicted of child molestation in 2006 and spent about six months at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas. Upon his release, Carlos deported back to Mexico. In our culture child molestation is the most detested of behaviors, so it is no surprise that I have had NO contact from Carlos since he was deported 10 years ago. I would not be surprised if he left Mexico and/or changed his name, as his association with

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child molestation puts not only himself but his family members at some risk. In 2011, I purchased Los Banos. As I was still legally married my status was noted on the title. To purchase No. Santa Ana I needed a $10,000 down payment. I had accumulated $3,000 in savings over the prior 5 years and a cousin lent/gave me the $7,000 balance. I initially filed for dissolution on March 3, 2011. I was then unaware of service by publication and attempted to locate Carlos in order to serve him. I contacted the Mexican immigration authorities to see if they could provide some assistance. That proved most unproductive. I became discouraged. When I tried to restart the matter in 2012. I was informed I had waited too long and would have to refile. I did so March 23, 2012. I then employed a paralegal service to help me. I informed the service I owned Los Banos, but was told since Carlos and I were separated when I purchased it, I didn’t have to and didn’t reference the property on any of the documents. The Judgment of Dissolution was entered on June 7, 2013. It stated there were no assets. I am now interested in selling Los Banos, but I am informed the buyer will not be able to obtain title insurance so the property is essentially unsaleable until title issues are addressed. I respectfully request the court exercise its jurisdiction over 536 North Santa Ana Street, Los Banos as a missed asset pursuant to Family Code §2556 and adjudicate the nature and extent of our respective interests in said property. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that information provided in this form and all attachments is true and correct. October 26, 2017. Rosa Munoz (Mariscal) January 19, 26: February 2, 9, 2018

of California, and died on September 27, 2017, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California.

NOTICE OF DEATH OF Charles Hubbard Fikes

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320524 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chia-Ling Chiang. Petitioner (s) Chia-Ling Chiang has filed a petition for Change of

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Charles Hubbard Fikes, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318285 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Duo Que. Petitioner (s) Duo Que has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Duo Que to Jason Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 11, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018

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Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. ChiaLing Chiang to Charlene Chia-Ling Chiang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313405 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Giavanna Milano Campos. Petitioner (s) Giavanna Milano Campos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Giavanna Milano Campos to Giavanna Milan Campos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME


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

Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320847 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tu Anh Le. Petitioner (s) Tu Anh Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tu Anh Le to Kyle Lucas Tu Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321606 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chen You Ko. Petitioner (s) Chen You Ko has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chen You Ko to Jason Ko. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 09, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637360 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Inversion Galleries 4136 Payne Ave. San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Katrina Christine 4136 Payne Ave. San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the

fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/1/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Katrina Christine January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637621 The following person(s) is (are) doing business A&K Movers 3144 Cadillac Dr. 2, San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Patricia Morales 3144 Cadillac Dr. 2, San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/10/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.”

(A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patricia Morales January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/2018 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO.637455 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name ANR Services 231 Dixon Landing Rd. Apt #248 Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Rigoberto Barrera and Rolando Raul Barrera 231 Dixon Landing RD. Apt. # 248, Milpitas, CA 95035. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 06/04/2012 under file no. 565651 Rigoberto Barera January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018

FEBRUARY 2 - 8, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/05/2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321358 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amy Fechner. Petitioner (s) Amy Fechner has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Caden Brookyn Fechner to Caden Brooklyn Stephens Fechner. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 3, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 2018

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IS IT GREENER TO TAKE SHOWERS OR BATHS? AND HOW CAN WATER BE SAVED EITHER WAY? head and its supply pipe in order to ratchet down the flow significantly or shuts the shower off completely after a pre-set period of time.

EarthTalk Like most good questions, it depends... The main variables are how long the shower takes and the flow rate of the shower head. A typical bathtub holds 36 gallons of water, but most of us only fill it up partially. For baseline purposes, let’s assume a typical bath uses 25 gallons. Meanwhile, a typical shower head doles out 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM). (In 1992 the federal government mandated that all new shower heads sold in the U.S. had to be 2.5 GPM, although California, Colorado and New York have since instituted even lower limits for their own states.) According to this scenario, a 10-minute shower would use as much water as 25-gallon bath. If you can spend less than 10 minutes in the shower, all the better for the environment. Likewise, if you install a low-flow shower head—some models go as low as 1.5 GPM now—you can save even more water and money on your water bill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) “WaterSense” label marks shower heads that are particularly miserly when it comes to water usage. But just because a new shower head is low-flow doesn’t mean it has to feel like it, given the genius of engineering going

Whether or not a shower or bath uses less water depends on various factors including how much you fill the tub, how long you spend in the shower, and the "gallons per minute" rating of your shower head. Photo Credit: Pixabay

into new products from fixture makers. Delta may be leading the pack with its “H₂Okinetic” design that uses physically larger water droplets to provide what it describes as “the feeling of more water without using more water.” Its budgetoriented 75152 model (~$30 online) can be toggled between 2.5 GPM and a stingy 1.8 GPM, and is a top pick on leading review site Wirecutter. “On its 2.5 GPM setting...the Delta 75152 delivers a powerful, soaking spray through its four nozzles, which create a much denser spray pattern than the ring

of spray holes found on most budget showerheads,” reports Wirecutter. Yet another way to cut down on water waste in the shower is by using a socalled “shower timer” that lets you know how long you’ve been scrubbing. Waterproof timers go from anywhere between $6 and $20 online; it might be the best investment in water conservation you could make. A more elaborate version is the $149 Shower Manager, a battery-powered device that you install between an existing shower

For those of us who just can’t give up our baths, there are some things we can do to keep the water waste to a minimum. For starters, plug the drain before you start running the water and adjust the temperature as it fills up. Also, only fill up the tub to the minimal level you’ll need to get your body wet and washed. And truly committed environmentalists can find a way to reuse the “graywater” from the bathtub to irrigate your garden or water your houseplants, either by rigging up some kind of hose system or just with a plain old bucket.

CONTACTS: EPA Watersense Showerheads, www.epa.gov/watersense/ showerheads; Delta’s “H₂Okinetic” Design, www.deltafaucet.com/designi n n o v a t i o n / i n n o v a t i o n s /s h o w e r / h20kinetic-showers; “Best Showerhead: Reviews by Wirecutter,” thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-bestshower-head; Shower Manager, www. showermanager.com. EarthTalk® is a weekly syndicated column produced by the non-profit EarthTalk. To find out more, submit a question, or make a donation, visit us at EarthTalk.org.


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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE A new thriller based on the maze-like mansion in San Jose debuts in theaters this week

house which is meant to capture and contain the spirits that live in the home.

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Much like the historical information of the Winchester house, it is all theory as to exactly why Mrs. Winchester was so involved, so particular, and so maverick about how she had the house built, and more importantly, for just a handful of living people to live in it.

At 134 years old, The Winchester Mystery House makes its starring film debut in “Winchester”, in theaters February 2nd. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Arturo Hilario El Observador A San Jose home built at the turn of the 19th century sits hundreds of feet from highway 280, and its allure continues to captivate curious spectators from around the world. On February 2nd the film “Winchester” will attempt to create a world that is made up of folklore and the historical reality that inhabits the characteristically creepy Victorian known to some as one of the most haunted houses in the world. The Winchester Mystery House was is a spectacular, decadent home built by guns, in more ways than one. Sarah Winchester was the widow of the heir and treasurer to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, William Wirt Winchester, who died at age 43 of tuberculosis. Following the death of her husband, and the sudden 50 percent ownership of the arms company, Sarah was left with grief, and with an approximate present-day value of 25 thousand dollars a day to spend. Sarah Winchester’s creation has an array of theories surrounding its curious architecture and fascinating construction, but one thing is certain when touring its dark hallways and sometimes claustrophobic array of staircases, the story of Sarah and her build is a truly unique story of the Bay Area. It’s been nearly 140 years from

when the widow Sarah Winchester purchased an unfinished home in Santa Clara County and gave it a new existence, one that would capture Sarah’s fears, hopes, ideas, and most of all, the fascination she had with the spirit world. Sarah had a mostly blank canvas to work with at the property and home she purchased. What accelerated her imaginative and perplexing build project was the haunting fears of the victims of Winchester rifles coming to get her This house and its 162 rooms, some unavailable to the public for safety reasons or because they are used as office space, contain captivating stories. From a séance room, to a bright conservatory containing an array of plants, to a lone, state-ofthe-art (in the 1800’s) shower in the 13-bathroom house. The film “Winchester” will follow some of the beats of the true story of Sarah and her unending, 24-hour a day construction, but will also inject themes of a thriller and horror story to the very real house that now sits on Winchester Boulevard and across from Santana Row. Among the actors in the film are Helen Mirren (Eye In The Sky, The Queen) in the title role of Sarah Winchester, her niece, played by Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs, Jessabelle), and a doctor, played by Jason Clarke (Mudbound, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. The plot of this “gothic thriller” involves Sarah Winchester’s unending, manic construction of the

The film version of this story will more so focus on the scary and thrilling aspects of the house and its many stories. Judging by the trailers and footage it will be a creepy, jump scare type of affair. If there is a chance to visit the home before the film is watched, I would recommend it as it does offer a chance to take in the actual feel of the wood, and the different types of spaces offered in the home, or should I say mansion. Although most of the furniture are replicas of what the house might have been furnished in, (after Sarah’s death in 1922 the house was purchased at auction, and most of the furniture was sold off by Sarah’s niece Marian Marriott), the original Tiffany stained glass is still on display today. Five months after Sarah Winchester’s death the house was reopened and held its first tours. Although the story may follow a folkloric account of the events inside the house, there is no doubt there is a presence to the home. A characteristic to the grand and sometimes confusing structure that cost a lot of money, a lot of effort, and truly is unlike anything else in this world. If you are reading this and are close enough, it is a worthy cause stepping into the hauntingly beautiful home, with a very much true and sad story behind its existence. But since the big question still remains, what was Sarah’s real answer for building the house, there is room for interpretation, whether supernatural or not. ‘Winchester’ is in theaters February 2nd, and the Winchester Mystery House is right where it has always been.

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Libra

Aprovecha la energía del planeta Júpiter que transita en tu sector financiero y de posesiones, si actúas de manera inteligente, encontrarás los medios correctos para alcanzar todas tus metas. Deja en el pasado tristezas y pérdidas, el futuro inmediato predice ganancias y fortuna. Números de la suerte: 15-19-24-36-38-39

Escorpión

Júpiter permanecerá en tu signo durante la mayor parte de este año, su influencia es positiva, magnética y poderosa. Han surgido problemas y deudas pero podrás resolverlo todo de la mejor manera. Las soluciones y lo que tú necesitas llegará a tus manos en menos de lo que imaginas. Números de la suerte: 17-26-43-54-59-68

Sagitario

Se avecinan pruebas, lecciones y experiencias que te enseñarán a utilizar el dinero y tus recursos financieros de manera más inteligente. Ten cuidado con propuestas o negocios que parezcan demasiado buenos para ser verdad. Lograrás mantener tu estado de salud en óptimas condiciones. Números de la suerte: 8-12-31-41-42-59

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Aries

Habrá muchas cosas que resolver en este mes, trámites, documentos, incluso asuntos legales. Si realizas todo con paciencia y con buena vibra, entonces serás victorioso. Si estuviste enfermo o sufriste altibajos energéticos, durante este mes te recuperarás totalmente. Números de la suerte: 5-9-21-23-44-46

Tauro

Durante este mes de febrero encontrarás los ingredientes necesarios que te harán gozar de una vida más plena y saludable. Llegarán nuevas amistades a tu entorno social. Muy pronto el planeta Urano hará presencia en tu signo, se avecinan cambios mayores, debes estar preparado. Números de la suerte: 4-22-24-30-31-37

Géminis

Tendrás un lapso muy generoso en cuanto a trabajo, negocios y ganancias. Contarás con buena suerte en todo tipo de relaciones, sociales, comerciales y profesionales. Debes buscar esparcimiento y serenidad pues últimamente has padecido de estrés y ansiedad. Números de la suerte: 11-19-32-34-56-67

Cáncer

En este periodo, vivirás experiencias espirituales que te convertirán en un ser humano más generoso y compasivo. Este será un año lunar, y la luna es tu planeta regente, por lo tanto gozarás de mucha popularidad y también es presagio que tendrás en tus manos una gran responsabilidad. Números de la suerte: 1-17-21-33-47-49

Leo

Es probable que retornen a tu presente, energías y personas del pasado con las que no se llegó a un epílogo, debes resolver situaciones que quedaron inconclusas, es presagio que muy pronto serás el receptor de una gran bendición. Momento de recompensa para ti. Relájate y bájale tres rayitas a tu carácter. Números de la suerte: 20-32-39-42-49-50

Virgo

Para que la suerte te acompañe, es necesario que hagas una limpieza en tu mundo emocional, deja ir malos recuerdos, remordimientos y todo tipo de sentimientos adversos. Una renovación espiritual te abrirá las puertas a una existencia más serena. Encontrarás el balance adecuado entre mente y espíritu. Números de la suerte: 9-10-14-45-67-70

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Capricornio

Saturno transita en tu signo desde hace dos meses, es el llamado planeta del karma, por lo tanto tu existencia, atravesará por una evolución difícil pero necesaria al mismo tiempo. Que el cuidado de tu salud física y mental sea una prioridad durante todo el año. Retornan situaciones del pasado. Números de la suerte: 7-11-21-29-34-40

Acuario

Éste es el tiempo adecuado para que procures cuidados a tu cuerpo, mente y espíritu. Practica la meditación, la visualización creativa y practica el ejercicio físico con frecuencia. Tu nuevo ciclo solar estará lleno de sorpresas. ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Números de la suerte: 6-14-19-56-60-65

Piscis

Llegó tu momento de reorganización y revitalización, los astros te favorecen en tu sector romántico y laboral. Se pronostican viajes de placer y diversiones que alimentarán tu sentido del humor. Serás invitado a participar en obras benéficas. Recibirás un honroso reconocimiento por tus labores. Números de la suerte: 10-23-32-43-45-65


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FAKE NEWS: A CASE STUDY

pose a threat to democracy Lifestyle Magazine – Facebook vows to tackle social media threat to democracy There were several more, but these few support my argument. In the above examples, the titles are slightly different, and the article has been slightly rewritten. In all of the above examples, the writing credit goes to AFP, the news agency, not to Rob Lever. The Journey This story has gone from one writer’s opinion (mine) to another writer’s subjective interpretation of that opinion (Rob Lever’s) to fake news (AFP). Was Mr. Lever’s writing an innocent manipulation of published work? Is he just a poor journalist, or is he an awesome journalist being paid to propagate the idea that somehow Facebook and social media are bad for democracy? I don’t want to pick on Mr. Lever. I don’t know him or what his motivations might be. I just wanted to share with you that my words, which accurately communicated my opinions, were twisted to support a thesis I do not agree with. Then that misrepresentation was widely propagated. Most Quotes Are Out of Context

Photo Credit: shellypalmer.com Shelly Palmer

Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check, but have been written to espouse a point of view unintended by the original author. Here’s a quick case study that demonstrates the technique and clearly illustrates why it will be nearly impossible to stop. Last week I wrote a relatively popular article entitled “Facebook: Ministry of Truth?” It was published on my own website, as an opinion piece on LinkedIn, and in the digital opinion section of AdAge, where I am a weekly contributor. The thesis of the article is that in my opinion, Facebook’s idea to survey its users about the trustworthiness of any particular news source is misguided. I stated the problem, cited examples of what might go wrong, and offered a solution. A few days later, a pull quote from my article appeared on Yahoo News in an article entitled “Facebook admits social media threat to democracy” by Rob Lever for AFP (Agence FrancePresse, a French news site). Mr. Lever’s name is not linked to anything, and if you use the search box on afp.com, his name does not yield any recent results. That said, he’s easy to find on Google, and he looks like a pretty busy writer. He’s verified on Twitter, and he has a solid profile on LinkedIn. By all accounts, he’s a professional writer. But is he a trustworthy journalist? Importantly, I am not a journalist. I am a business advisor, a commentator, and a professional purveyor of my own opinions. I do my best to research my work, and I take great care to link to sources I cite (many editors, though, remove links they believe to be extraneous – which is both annoying and unfair). In any case, I always make it clear that my writing is opinion and commentary, not “news.” My conclusions are my own, and I encourage Socratic discussion about the topics I cover. Most of my posts end with an author’s note: “This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.”

Mr. Lever chose to paraphrase what I wrote and to quote directly from my article: But technology columnist Shelly Palmer warned that Facebook appeared to be equating trust and truth with what the public believes — what some call “wikiality.” “Wikiality is Facebook’s answer to fake news, alternative facts, and truthiness,” Palmer wrote. “Facebook, the social media giant, is going to let you rank the news you think is most valuable. What could possibly go wrong?” Mr. Lever uses what I wrote to support his idea in his article that “Facebook admits that social media is threat to democracy.” I do not agree with Mr. Lever’s statement. I believe his sentiment is misguided in the extreme. Is Mr. Lever’s article fake news? He never spoke to me, did not cite or link back to my original work, did not even mention my article, and did not use the quote in its correct context, that is, the thesis that I wrote my article to support. In Mr. Lever’s article, the quote from my article is just words attributed to me. He has used my words without proper citation to further his own ideas. This manipulation of my writing is at least disingenuous and at worst nefarious. But is it fake news? Mr. Lever’s article has propagated and promoted a point of view I do not share. So that part is fake. And thanks to Yahoo News and Mr. Lever’s excellent click bait headline, it has gone very, very wide. Thousands of people have tweeted, retweeted, posted and shared several versions of the article. Critically, each share adds editorial credence for members of the respective social networks. If you learn about something from inside your echo chamber, and it feels true, you are very likely to accept it as such. Along with the original version of Mr. Lever’s article, a quick search yielded the following: Phys.org – Facebook admits social media threat to democracy (Update) France24 – Facebook vows to tackle social media threat to democracy Daily Sabah – Facebook admits social media could

Most quotes are out of context; that’s not new. But when a professional journalist quotes you in an article, usually you are clearly identified and the thesis of the article is in line with your thoughts. When professional journalists use pull quotes, the quotes are – or they should be – linked back to the original article, so even if the quotes are used out of context, it’s easy to find the original article and to quickly ascertain the original author’s true meaning.

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What makes Mr. Lever’s use of my writing different is that I was not contacted, the pull quotes work for an alternative point of view, and the writing mistakenly suggests that I share that point of view. The damage is done, and only a fraction of the people who read the Yahoo News piece and its offspring will see this article calling out Mr. Lever’s misrepresentations. So Easy You Can Do It By Mistake If it is this easy to create fake news with a pull quote from an opinion piece, imagine how easy it is when the writer has malicious intent. It doesn’t take long to see how this kind of manipulation of published works can be used to push conspiracy theories or populist views. Will It Ever Be Worth The Resources To Police? There is one more thing to learn from this particular case study. Unless you are specifically looking to fact check the quotes, there is no way to flag any of Mr. Lever’s writing as fake news. If an algorithm could be written to do the fact checking, it would not call Mr. Lever’s misrepresentation as an error. Even if an AI system were trained to fact check, it would look at my original article, find the quote, and assume Mr. Lever’s writing was correctly pulling the quote. No matter what tools are used, determining that such erroneous reporting is fake news requires more resources than most people would be willing to commit. Some food for thought as Facebook and other social media sites face existential questions about their value to society. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


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Vigilamos Nuestros Bosques y Árboles Creemos que debemos proteger nuestros bosques y el medio ambiente, así como nuestras líneas eléctricas. Con el fin de promover la seguridad, en los últimos tres años Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) ha duplicado sus inversiones en mantener los bosques y árboles cercanos a nuestras instalaciones y líneas eléctricas. Como parte de nuestras actividades de seguridad y control de la vegetación, inspeccionamos y monitoreamos unas 100,000 millas de cables aéreos de transmisión eléctrica y líneas de distribución, además de podar y talar árboles que pudieran afectar la seguridad eléctrica. PG&E habrá podado o talado más de 1.3 millones de árboles por los últimos cinco años. La sequía histórica que hemos padecido ha hecho más vulnerables los bosques de California, por eso hemos incrementado nuestras actividades de vigilancia aérea y terrestre de las líneas eléctricas en zonas de alto riesgo de incendio. Con el propósito de minimizar la tala o podado de árboles saludables, inspeccionamos regularmente y recortamos todo árbol o vegetación que se encuentre cerca de nuestras líneas de distribución (como las que usted encuentra en su comunidad), de ese modo conservamos un área despejada de entre 18 pulgadas y 10 pies (dependiendo de los niveles de voltaje) entre la vegetación y las líneas eléctricas. Como parte de nuestro compromiso con el mantimiento seguro de la vegetación, más de 3,800 empleados y contratistas de PG&E trabajan duro cada día para proteger nuestras líneas eléctricas y mantener los bosques de California. Es un trabajo arduo, y en ocasiones peligroso, pero es absolutamente esencial para ayudarnos a servirle.

Juntos, Construimos una Mejor California.

Para más información sobre las labores de control de la vegetación y seguridad de las líneas eléctricas, visite pge.com/mindthelines.

“PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. ©2018 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved. Paid for by PG&E shareholders.

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