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OPINION

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CALIFORNIA'S LATINO LEADERS ARE PREPARED

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR A record number were present during the La Raza Roundtable meeting held on Friday, January 27, 2017. The attraction which brought 125 local attendees was the program with the scheduled presence of CA Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León and CA Senator Ben Huesos. Also present were BOS President Dave Cortese, Mayor Sam Liccardo, seven SJ City Council members, and CA Assembly member Ash Kalra (Kalra is involved in many of the issues presented by the speakers). Chair Victor Garza presided; SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia gave the benediction and then each one present introduced themselves. Next followed Standing Committee reports. The 'Educators' made several announcements and Paul Guerrero, Esq., gave a brief High Speed Rail Project summary. Fourteen of 16 Standing Committees chose not to make reports in order to maximize the time available to the scheduled speakers. SJ Mayor Sam Liccardo briefly assured all present that San

Jose would be a 'Sanctuary City' which means that SJPD's officers would not report 'undocumented individuals' to ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement). The uncertainty the SJ City Council would deal with is what might be the action taken by Trump Administration officials who had threatened to 'withhold federal funding already allocated by the U.S. Congress. San Jose City residents needed to understand that the City Council would make the appropriate policy and fund allocation adjustments, if required. Mayor Sam then introduced Magdalena Carrasco, (District 5), who has been appointed The Vice Mayor, City of San Jose (a standing ovation followed). Vice Mayor Carrasco, then introduced Senator Kevin De León, who informed all that last November 9, 2016, when it was certain that Donald J. Trump had become the President-Elect, Steps were taken to engage Eric Holder, Esq., and his legal firm with a $300,000 retainer ($25,000 per month) to ensure that California would have the best legal representation in any federal court. De León had anticipated that the State of California 'may have to go it alone' in resisting the national policies promoted by the future Trump Administration. De León correctly anticipated that California, which is the 5th largest global economy with a very diverse work force and popula-

tion, and which provided $86 billion in revenues to the U.S. Treasury, needed to be ready to push back to receive the federal funding already allocated by the U.S. Congress.

ing Fathers of America enacted a national constitution which did not allow for one individual or ideology to become the master and ruler of all the rest of us.”

Kevin De León, as the first Mexican-American in 130 years duly elected to be the President Pro Tempore, reminded all present that Trump, during the campaign, had made many racist, and troubling statements which now it seems President Trump will try to enact: building the wall; replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care); privatization attempts for social security and education; renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Canada, Mexico & USA); federal funds for repair & maintenance of CA's infrastructure (roads, bridges, harbors, airports, etc); and more are all on the negotiation table. Kevin De León said, “I am proud to be a Californian; I pledge that I will do what is required for the residents of CA. The secession of CA from the United States of America is not an option, because no states have successfully dealt with national resources and policies as a single state. This is about American ideals and its core values as documented in our U.S. Constitution.”

Kevin De León ended his passionate presentation with the following statement, “California is prepared to cooperate with the Trump Administration when its policies and proposed actions are fair to the residents of California. However, if the Trump Administration attempts to impose policies which are unconstitutional or unfair, we are prepared to resist, to push back, to insist upon fair and equitable programs and treatment for the residents of this State of California! We will defend our people.” A lengthly standing ovation followed.

De León asked all present to support the CA Assembly which now has 29 Latino members in its Hispanic Caucus. The Found-

SJ City Council member Raul Peralez (District 3) introduced CA Senator Ben Huesos (CA District 40) who doubled down what Kevin De León had presented. Senator Huesos said, “CA has always been the place where an individual could develop him/ herself to whatever exceptional individual you could become.” Both Senator De León and Huesos had authored Senate Bill 6 (SB6) and SB 54. SB 6 which authorized the use of general funds to underwrite nonprofit agencies (CBO/NGO) to provide the legal services immigrants 'in removal' needed urgently,

was passed December 5, 2016 (Google it at 'SB 6 California' to obtain more information). SB 54 dealt with hazardous materials, training a workforce, and development of risk management plans dealing with petroleum and similar hazardous materials (Google 'SB 54, California' entitled “Hazardous Materials Management; Skilled Workforce development; Risk Management Plans required). Huesos is the Chair of the Senate Committee on the Environment and the CA Coastal Commission. CA's environmental protection regulations are more stringent that those promulgated by the federal EPA. When the Trump Administration tries to 'relax EPA regulations', Senator Ben Huesos will be ready to push back in order for CA to remain an effective participant dealing with the Global Climate Change issues which have not been accepted by the Trump Administration. At the conclusion of his comments, support for both speakers was expressed by a standing ovation followed by 'Chicano Clapping'. The meeting was concluded at this point. NOTE: The local community must understand that Latinos have a voice and new leadership. And what transpired here was 'the point of the spear'.

Lágrimas colectivas Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Si tuviéramos que identificar una de las enseñanzas del endurecimiento de la política migratoria bajo la presidencia de Donald Trump, es que ha logrado unificar a grandes segmentos del público estadounidense – y de la comunidad internacional— en contra de medidas que han sido vista como inhumanas, lesivas al interés nacional y quizás inconstitucionales. Decenas de miles de personas activaron un espontaneo movimiento popular en algunas de las más grandes ciudades del país, en repudio de lo que consideran como acciones “anti-americanas” que no ref lejan ni el espíritu fundacional de Estados Unidos como una nación de inmigrantes, ni su carácter como el último refugio de quienes huyen de la opresión en todas sus formas. En Nueva York, el nuevo epicentro nacional de la campaña de resistencia contra las políticas de migratorias de

la Casa Blanca, el senador Charles Schumer fue incapaz de evitar las lágrimas por la indignación que le causó, como hijo de inmigrantes judíos, la decisión de prohibir el ingreso a Estados Unidos de inmigrantes de 7 países con mayorías musulmanas. “Corren las lágrimas por las mejillas de la Estatua de la Libertad… conforme ha sido pisoteada una gran tradición de Estados Unidos, de dar la bienvenida a inmigrantes, que ha existido desde que Estados Unidos fue fundado”, señaló Schumer. La respuesta presidencial no se hizo esperar. “Noté ayer a Chuck Schumer con lágrimas falsas. Le voy a preguntar quién es su entrenador de actuación”, reaccionó el presidente Trump. Hasta el momento se han emitido 18 órdenes y memorandos ejecutivos un número record. En uno de ellos se establece la creación de un muro en la frontera con México, se pide publicar una lista de los crímenes perpetrados por inmigrantes indocumentados

y se refrenda el plan de deportar a extranjeros con antecedentes penales. Es entendible el temor que estas medidas han generado en la comunidad de inmigrantes. Pero es importante que la preocupación no se convierta en angustia ni sea motivo de parálisis. Otra de las enseñanzas de la era Trump es que los inmigrantes han aprendido que no están solos y que tiene derechos cuyo cumplimiento pueden exigir. El gobierno mexicano anunció por ejemplo que convertirá a sus 50 consulados en Estados Unidos en centros de defensa legal de millones de mexicanos, además de que destinará recursos adicionales para una más amplia protección legal de sus connacionales en este país. La Red de Defensores de Inmigrantes (IAN)) puso asimismo a disposición de la comunidad de inmigrantes su herramienta en línea IMMI, accesible a través de la Red Hispana.org, para informar sobre los derechos de los

inmigrantes, qué hacer en caso de ser detenido y saber si son elegibles para recibir alivio migratorio. Más de un millón de indocumentados tienen una vía para regularizar su estatus migratorio y muchos no lo saben. Más de 8 millones de residentes legales permanentes pueden hacer ciudadanos el día de hoy y no lo hacen. Más de 12 millones de latinos no se han registrado a votar y podrían hacerlo esta misma tarde. Los tiempos actuales demandan dejar atrás la complacencia, el desdén y la actitud de dejar para mañana lo que nosotros sabemos que tenemos que hacer no sólo para protegernos y blindar a nuestras familias. Es hora de que los latinos dejemos de ser espectadores y nos volvamos protagonistas de la definición del futuro colectivo. Si no es ahora, cuándo. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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¡LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE TRUMP INICIA EN CAOS! Walter Monge-Cruz Comisión Cívica Democrática A una semana desde que Donald J. Trump fuese juramentado como el 45avo Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América, ¡el alba de su presidencia es un caos absoluto! Las protestas hacia su presidencia iniciadas violentamente el día de su inauguración por grupos de ultra izquierda que vandalizaron el centro de Washington DC, continuaron de manera pacífica y sublime con la marcha de las mujeres en contra de su legitimidad como Presidente que cuantifico un grupo superior a los que presenciaron su juramentación y ha aumentado día a día en toda la nación en respuesta a cada una de sus trece órdenes ejecutivas emitidas esta semana, hasta concluir este pasado fin de semana dentro de los aeropuertos más importantes del país, por el arresto y deportación inmediata de musulmanes, incluyendo residentes legales de este país, quienes son originarios de los siete países a los que Trump les ha prohibido

el ingreso a USA. Trump ha iniciado su presidencia con un supremo afán de demostrar que cumplir sus promesas de campaña electoral es más importante que carecer de mandato presidencial, ya que no puede aceptar que la Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton ganó el voto popular por tres millones de votos más que él. Y a la hora de su juramento presidencial menos personas lo presenciaron que Presidente Obama y aun peor, la marcha de las mujeres reprochando su presidencia el día siguiente atrajo más personas que su juramentación. El caos de su presidencia inicia con su intención de abolir Obamacare en su primer día como presidente, aun cuando un audio difundido por un infiltrado en la convención republicana en Filadelfia, que incluye al Vicepresidente Mike Pence, demuestra que los republicanos carecen de un plan alterno y amenazan con muerte a quienes dependen de asistencia médica al abolirlo.

Luego explota con el Presidente de México cancelando una visita a la Casa Blanca debido a la exigencia de Trump para que México pague por la construcción de una muralla fronteriza que a todas luces muestra que los contribuyentes y consumidores estadounidenses terminaran pagando, debido a la renuencia mexicana de hacerlo, y finaliza con la prohibición de musulmanes al país que históricamente destruye el espíritu de una América que respeta la religión por mandato constitucional. Los Estados Unidos de Trump, hace una semana dejó de ser el país del sueño americano, y es ahora la pesadilla del mundo que un impopular presidente con un mensaje populista ha hecho brotar del estadounidense con poca educación, común y corriente lo peor de su ser. El caos mundial de la era Trump apenas inicia, la guerra civil política que adviene al país por las políticas públicas Trumpistas es innegable, así como también la guerra

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armamentista mundial por Israel, Irak e Irán, la cual iniciara con la nueva embajada estadounidense en Jerusalén, que será proclamada en los próximos días. La guerra religiosa inicio este pasado fin de semana con Estado Unidos prohibiendo la entrada al país de musulmanes, grupos terroristas como Al-qaeda, o Isis, utilizaran este momento para justificar la guerra religiosa en contra de Estados Unidos. China y Rusia, sin duda se frotan las manos con las acciones de nuestro presidente, porque ahora China tendrá una segunda muralla, pero en América y que Trump pagara brindándoles más negocios en México, y el Presidente ruso Vladimir Putin tendrá influencia sin fin en la Casa Blanca. Sin duda, Estados Unidos dejó de ser lo que era hace una semana, y el mundo está por cambiar como lo hará este país.


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EDUCATION

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STUDENTS PROTESTING EDUCATION PICK ARRESTED

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Progress Slow Making U.S. Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

Seven students arrested in Chicago on Tuesday January 31st after a protest have been released from custody. Photo Credit: Resist Trump Tuesdays

Veronica Carter Public News Service

everyone, and is a public good rather than a profit-making enterprise."

CHICAGO – Seven college students were arrested on Tuesday after they refused to leave the lobby of the Federal Building in downtown Chicago. They were among hundreds of people who gathered to protest President Donald Trump's choice of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary.

The students were released shortly after their arrests. Tuesday's protest is the second in a series of events known as "Resist Trump Tuesdays," planned by the group Fair Economy Illinois.

University of Chicago student Nadia Perl was one of the protesters not taken into custody. She says they want Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to vote 'no' on DeVos' confirmation. She describes DeVos as a billionaire, and the latest in a series of "Corporate Cabinet" nominees with vast personal wealth and deep ties to Wall Street. "But even this isn't enough," she said. "We know that Betsy DeVos isn't the only threat to higher education in this country, and what we're fighting for is education, especially in the state of Illinois to be considered a human right, something that's free and accessible to

Perl says they're also demanding that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Speaker Michael Madigan tax corporations and those who make the most, to help fully fund public education in Illinois. "In a perfect world and what we're fighting for, our campaign's demand, is fully funded higher education in the state of Illinois - that includes public colleges and universities, and a system in which those will be accessible for everybody, which includes undocumented students," she explained. DeVos' nomination cleared the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, despite fierce opposition from Democrats.

Eric Galatas Public News Service CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation's middle and high schools can still be described as "hostile environments," according to a new survey by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Alliances saw lower levels of victimization, and more schools than ever reported classes teaching positive representations of LGBT topics. More than half of respondents say they've heard homophobic remarks from school staff members, and the frequency of staff intervention in incidents decreased from the group's previous survey in 2013.

David Danischewski, a GLSEN research assistant, says even homophobic comments can have profound effects.

Danischewski stresses school administrators need to be held accountable, and ensure that teachers and other staff know how to handle bullying and harassment when it happens.

"When students are experiencing these hostile environments, they're actually missing school more often,” he explains. "They tend to have lower GPAs, they report lower self-esteem, higher rates of depression, and they don't really have a strong sense of school belonging."

"We really recommend that there's an increase in professional development for teachers and other school administrative staff to really understand the issues at hand and, you know, the unique challenges that LGBTQ students might be facing," he states.

The survey found 85 percent of LGBTQ students were harassed verbally, nearly two-thirds experienced discrimination, and more than 1 in 10 was physically assaulted.

Danischewski says although many students still experience harassment and discrimination, the survey shows that when schools take steps to support these students, climates can be transformed so that all students can thrive.

Schools with comprehensive anti-bullying policies and sanctioned Gay-Straight Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, a new survey shows. Photo Credit: Pixabay


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HOW TO GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER FOR 2017

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Si está en deuda, no está solo. Un informe en el 2015 por The Pew Charitable Trusts encontró que 80% de los hogares estadounidenses tienen alguna forma de deuda. Sin embargo, salir de la deuda, especialmente la deuda de tarjetas de crédito, puede iniciar usted en el camino hacia la libertad financiera y la creación de riqueza.

It’s easy to get in to debt over the holidays. You want to spoil your family and friends with great gifts, but maybe can’t quite afford them. Credit cards seem like the easy solution, but when you receive the bill in the mail a month later you may think differently. If you are in debt, you’re not alone. A 2015 report by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 80% of American households hold some form of debt. However, getting out of debt, especially credit card debt, can start you on the road to financial freedom and wealth creation. If you want to get out of debt and get your finances in order in 2017, follow these tips from your BBB: • Decide on a strategy. First, figure out how much debt you have; you need an accurate picture before you can figure out your strategy. Credit cards are known for their high interest rates – this wastes a lot of money over time. See if you can use a balance transfer offer to switch to a card with a lower rate. Just make sure to read the terms and contract very carefully – there may be big penalties if you miss a payment. If you have multiple cards, decide which debt-paying strategy is best for you. Some experts recommend paying off the card with the highest interest rate first, as it can save the most money. However, researchers from Georgetown University and Harvard recommend paying off the cards with the smallest balances first – fully paying off a card will give you a sense of accomplishment and inspire you to keep going! Additionally, try sending in payments throughout the month – put the $5 you would have spent on a morning coffee towards your debt instead! • Start budgeting. Creating a written budget and tracking your spending is one of the best ways to save money and stop spending more than you earn! Note the difference between

fixed expenses, needs and wants. Cut where you can, and stick to your budget as much as possible. If you have debt, include repayment goals in your budget. If you can, try to factor in retirement and emergency savings as well. • Do your research and read the fine print. When deciding on a bank, credit card or big purchase, make sure to read the fine print and the contract carefully. Making careful decisions now can save you time, money and headaches later. Research companies at bbb.org before doing business with them, and check BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/ scamtracker) regularly to see what scams are happening in your area. • Take advantage of free tools. There are many online tools that can help you manage and reduce your debt. A great place to start is bbb.org/financial-building-blocks! BBB created this website in partnership with Accredited Business Bills.com to help consumers evaluate their finances, learn how to stay debt free and protect their finances from scams and illegal collection calls. Additionally, you can use the free and easyto-use debt solution tool to find options for managing your debt. • Give some things up. A great way to save money is to cut back on your spending! It’s easier to do than you think. Eat at home instead of going out, stop buying coffee in the morning and take a break from buying new electronics and clothes that you don’t need. Reorganize and clean out your living space, and try to sell what you don’t need. Instead of using your tax refund to splurge on a new item, put it straight towards your debt or savings account. • Consider an alternate source of income. The gig economy has created many opportunities for part-time work. Figure out what you’re good at, and do it in your spare time to make extra money! Whether it be photography, dog-walking or driving, there’s a need for every skill!

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CÓMO PONER SUS FINANZAS EN ORDEN PARA EL 2017 Es fácil acumular deuda durante la temporada de fiestas. Usted quiere estropear a su familia y amigos con grandes regales, pero tal vez no puede pagar por los. Usar una tarjeta de crédito parece ser la solución fácil, pero cuando recibe la facturo por correo un mes después, pensarás diferente.

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BUSINESS

Si usted desear salir de la deuda y poner sus finanzas en orden en el 2017, siga estos consejos de su BBB: • Elija una estrategia. En primer lugar, averigua cuanta deuda tiene; usted necesita una imagen exacta antes de que puede elegir su estrategia. Las tarjeta de crédito son conocidas por sus altas tasas de interés – esto desperdicia mucho dinero. Vea si puede usar una oferta de transferencia de saldo para cambiar a una tarjeta con una tasa más baja. Asegúrese de leer los términos y el contrato con mucho cuidado – puede haber grandes sanciones si no haga un pago. Si tiene varias tarjetas, decida qué estrategia de pago de la deuda es la mejor para usted. Algunos expertos recomiendan pagar en total la tarjeta con la tasa de interés más alta primero, ya que puede ahorrar más dinero. Sin embargo, investigadores de la Universidad de Georgetown y Harvard recomiendan pagar las tarjetas con los saldos más pequeños primero – ¡totalmente pagando una tarjeta le dará un sentido de logro y le inspirará a pagar más! Además, trate de enviar pagos durante todo el mes – ¡pone los $5 que habría gastado por un café en la mañana hacia su deuda¡ • Haga un presupuesto. La creación de un presupuesto escrito y el rastreo de sus gastos es una de las mejores maneras de ahorrar dinero y dejar de gastar más de lo que gana.

Recuerde la diferencia entre los gastos fijos, necesidades y deseos. Corte donde se puede y adhiere a su presupuesto tanto como sea posible. Si tiene deuda, incluye metas para pagarla en su presupuesto. Si puede, trate de ahorrar para jubilación y emergencias. • Siempre haga su investigación y lea la letra pequeña. Al decidir sobre un banco, tarjeta de crédito o compra grande, asegúrese de leer la letra pequeña y el contrato cuidadosamente. Tomar decisiones cuidadosas ahora puede ahorrarle tiempo, dinero y dolores de cabeza en el futuro. Investigue compañías en bbb. org antes de hacer negocio con ellas, y compruebe al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB (bbb.org/scamtracker) regularmente para ver qué estafas están sucediendo en su área. • Aproveche herramientas gratuitas. Hay muchas herramientas en línea que pueden ayudarle a gestionar y reducir su deuda. Un buen lugar para comenzar es bbb.org/ financial-building-blocks. Su BBB creo este sitio web en asociación con Bills.com, un Negocio Acreditado por BBB, para ayudar a los consumidores a evaluar sus finanzas, aprender a mantenerse libre de deudas y proteger sus finanzas de estafas y llamadas de cobro ilegales. Además, puede utilizar la herramienta de solución de deuda, que es gratuita y fácil de usar, para encontrar opciones para gestionar su deuda. • Haga sacrificios de gastos. ¡Una gran manera e ahorrar dinero es reducir su gasto! Es más fácil de hacer de los que piensa. Coma en casa en lugar de salir, deje de comprar café por la mañana y tome un descanso de la compra de nueva electrónica y ropa que no necesita. Reorganice y limpie su hogar, y trate de vender lo que no necesita. En lugar de usar su reembolso de impuestos para derrochar en un nuevo artículo, póngalo directamente hacia su cuenta de ahorros o deuda. • Considere una fuente alternativa de ingresos. La economía “gig” ha creado muchas oportunidades para el trabajo a tiempo parcial. ¡Descubra su talento, y hágalo en su tiempo libre para ganar dinero extra! Ya se trate de fotografía, caminar con los perros o conducir, hay una necesidad para cada habilidad. ✤

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HEALTH

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PROTEJA SU VISTA

Lo que debe saber sobre la salud de su visión

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Family Features La visión cambia a medida que se envejece; sin embargo, algunos cambios podrían indicar un problema más grave. El glaucoma y la degeneración macular relacionada con la edad son las dos afecciones oculares más comunes en los estadounidenses de edad avanzada. Según BrightFocus Foundation, organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la salud ocular y cerebral, cerca de 11 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos padecen algún tipo de degeneración macular, y más de 3 millones padecen algún tipo de glaucoma. Otro motivo para proteger la vista es que puede existir una asociación entre los problemas de visión sin tratar y los trastornos cognitivos. Degeneración macular relacionada con la edad La degeneración macular relacionada con la edad es la destrucción irreversible del área central de la retina del ojo, la mácula, que conduce a la pérdida de visión directa, detallada y aguda, necesaria para llevar a cabo actividades tales como leer, conducir, reconocer rostros y ver el mundo en colores. Es la principal causa de pérdida de visión en los estadounidenses de 60 años o más, y la segunda causa de ceguera irreversible en todo el mundo. Glaucoma El glaucoma es un grupo de trastornos oculares. Presenta algunos síntomas en las primeras etapas, pero finalmente se daña el nervio óptico, que conduce a la pérdida de la visión lateral o a la ceguera completa. El glaucoma es la principal causa de ceguera entre los afroamericanos y los hispanos de Estados Unidos. Entre los 45 y 64 años, el glaucoma tiene quince veces más probabilidades de causar ceguera en los afroamericanos que en las personas de raza blanca. Las personas mayores de 60 años tienen mayor riesgo de padecer glaucoma que las personas más jóvenes. Las mejores prácticas para tener una visión saludable • Coma bien, en especial, consuma frutas,

verduras y pescado con elevada concentración en ácidos grasos Omega 3 tales como salmón, atún y lenguado. • Haga actividad física todos los días para mejorar su sistema inmune, su salud ocular y cerebral, y mantener un peso saludable. • Deje de fumar. Se ha descubierto que las toxinas provenientes del humo de cigarrillo se relacionan con un mayor riesgo de degeneración macular. • Use anteojos de sol de buena calidad con calificación de protección UV-A y UV-B de entre 99 % y 100 %. Además utilice un sombrero de ala ancha cuando se encuentre al aire libre. • Hágase un examen ocular integral de fondo de ojo con un oculista. Exámenes oculares que debe realizar Los exámenes oculares regulares son de vital importancia para mantener la salud ocular y detectar los signos de advertencia en forma temprana. Resultan particularmente importantes para determinadas formas de glaucoma, ya que es posible que los pacientes afectados no sientan ni vean problemas hasta que la enfermedad alcance etapas con pérdida de visión. Los exámenes integrales deben incluir los siguientes tres análisis: • Agudeza visual: se prueba su vista a diversas distancias con una gráfica optométrica. • Dilatación de pupilas: se ensancha la pupila con gotas en los ojos a fin de que el médico observe los signos de la enfermedad. • Tonometría: prueba la presión de los fluidos dentro del ojo. Signos de advertencia Si usted o un ser querido experimenta estos síntomas graves o persistentes que pueden estar asociados al glaucoma o a la degeneración macular, comuníquese de inmediato con un médico: • Pérdida de visión • Visión opaca o borrosa en forma repentina • Puntos ciegos o “lagunas” en su visión • Sombras en el centro de su visión • Dolor en el ojo o alrededor de éste que pudiera estar acompañado por náuseas o vómitos • Aureolas alrededor de las luces de noche • Sensibilidad dolorosa o intensa a la luz • Distorsión u ondulación de la visión, en especial, de la visión central • Pérdida de visión lateral o sensación de estar viendo por un túnel BrightFocus Foundation ofrece información gratuita al público e investigaciones de vital importancia para combatir el glaucoma, la degeneración macular y la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Para obtener más información sobre estos temas, consulte www.BrightFocus.org/See.

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5 Ways to Avoid Winter Health Woes StatePoint The chilly months can mean colds, f lu and feeling worn down. But just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to hibernate all winter. In addition to taking precautionary steps to stay healthy, it’s important to stay active with your family. Here are five great ways to keep the cold from holding you and your family back from enjoying the season. 1. Bundle Up. While the cold weather itself is not the germy culprit that leads to illness, not wearing enough clothing outdoors can tax the body, compromise your immune system, and make you more vulnerable to succumbing to infection. Stay bundled up and, when necessary, keep extremities protected with gloves, hats and thick socks. 2. Eat foods rich in Vitamin C. Give your immune system a healthy boost with an extra dose of Vitamin C. But look beyond citrus fruits for your daily measure. Bell peppers, broccoli and Brussel sprouts are also good sources of this necessary nutrient. For an additional boost, you may also wish to consider taking a dietary supplement designed to support immunity.

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3. Keep hands clean. Germs reside on surfaces wherever you go. According to a recent survey of parents with children ages 2-12, nearly 100 percent of respondents say their children catch a cold every year, which can lead to missed days of school and work. You can keep hands clean throughout the day with antibacterial wipes, which kill 99.99 percent of germs. 4. Stay Hydrated. It can be easy to become dehydrated when you aren’t well, as coughing and sneezing mean f luid loss. But proper hydration is particularly important when your body is trying to mend itself. Drink plenty of water and decaffeinated tea when you are sick, and add a lemon wedge for additional Vitamin C. Low-sodium soup is a good meal choice, as are fresh juicy fruits and vegetables. 5. Keep moving. Regular exercise can boost immunity and keep your body healthy and strong, so don’t use winter as an excuse to become a couch potato. Stay moving by skiing, sledding or running outdoors. If the chilly weather is not your thing, there are plenty of opportunities for indoor exercise – from family-friendly aerobics to yoga and more!

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ESTE AÑO ENCUENTRE UN MEJOR EQUILIBRIO PARA LAS COMIDAS DE LA FAMILIA Family Features Este Año Nuevo, tome la resolución realista de hacerse tiempo para sentarse con su familia y comer juntos comidas balanceadas. Solo necesita unas pocas soluciones simples y una pizca de inspiración para ponerse a tono con un año de salud y bienestar. El año pasado, las personas que viven en Estados Unidos apenas cumplían las recomendaciones de “MyPlate” del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos sobre el consumo de verduras, frutas, proteínas, lácteos y cereales una semana de todo el año. Aunque muchas familias intentan hacer comidas nutritivas en su casa, puede ser difícil obtener un plato equilibrado. Los programas educativos, como Balance Your Plate (Equilibre Su Plato) de Nestlé, simplifican la preparación de comidas deliciosas y equilibradas al combinar comidas y pizzas preparadas congeladas con guarniciones hechas desde cero, lo que hace que alcanzar las pautas nutricionales sea un objetivo alcanzable. Las entradas congeladas son un punto de partida conveniente para una comida completa. “Para mí es tan importante sentarse como familia y comer una comida nutritiva”, afirmó Kim Stoegbauer, directora creativa y fundadora de The TomKat Studio, quien creó algunos métodos simples de agregar toques especiales a su próxima cena familiar. Al unir Lasagna elaborada con ingredientes que usted encontraría en su cocina en su propia alacena, con una Ensalada Panzanella casera y Espárragos Asados al Ajo con Tomates y Vinagre Balsámico, Stoegbauer demuestra lo fácil que es hacer una comida para la familia sin complicaciones.

4 ​cucharadas de aceite de oliva extravirgen repartidas 2d ​ ientes de ajo picados 1 c​ ucharada de mostaza tipo Dijon 3 c​ ucharadas de vinagre de vino tinto ​Sal a gusto ​Pimienta a gusto 1 t​ aza de tomates perita en mitades 1p ​ epino de invernadero cortado en cubitos 3p ​ imientos variados cortados en cubitos 1/2 t​ aza de cebolla morada cortada en cubos 10 ​ramitas de hojas de albahaca cortadas en juliana Caliente el horno a 350 °F. En una bandeja para hornear, reparta el pan en una sola capa y rocíe con 1 cucharada de aceite de oliva. Hornee durante 20 minutos o hasta que se doren. Retire y reserve.

State point Media En un tazón, mezcle el ajo, la mostaza, el vinagre, la sal y la pimienta con el aceite de oliva restante para hacer la vinagreta. En un tazón grande, mezcle los ingredientes juntos y asegúrese de cubrir todos los ingredientes con la vinagreta. Sirva de inmediato. Espárragos Asados al Ajo con Tomates y Vinagre Balsámico Receta cortesía del blog The TomKat Studio en nombre de Stouffer’s Porciones: 6 2 ​libras de espárragos con las puntas recortadas 1​pinta de tomates cherry 4d ​ ientes de ajo picados ​Sal a gusto ​Pimienta negra a gusto ​Vinagre balsámico reducido Caliente el horno a 375 °F.

“Es una entrada congelada que le puede servir tranquila a su familia, en especial combinada con algunas guarniciones deliciosas y fáciles de preparar,” agrega Stoegbauer. Ensalada Panzanella Receta cortesía del blog The TomKat Studio en nombre de Stouffer’s Porciones: 8 a 10 1 ​baguette de trigo entero, cortada en cubos de 1 pulgada

En una bandeja para hornear, mezcle todos los ingredientes, excepto el vinagre balsámico. Ase durante 15 minutos o hasta que los espárragos estén tiernos. Ponga los espárragos y los tomates en un plato. Rocíe con la reducción de vinagre balsámico a gusto y sirva. Consejo: Ponga un poco de la albahaca fresca sobrante sobre la lasaña para hacer una linda y sabrosa decoración que complementa sus guarniciones.

ACROSS* 1. a.m. slice 6. "____ humbug!" 9. French Sudan, today 13. Opposite of bonjour 14. *Jesse Owens' team 15. Take exception to 16. Brightest star in Cygnus 17. Snowmobile runner 18. On the rocks 19. Highest level 21. *"Hidden ____," movie (2016) 23. ____ Luis Obispo 24. Goes with rave 25. Scepter's partner 28. Heat in a microwave 30. Greek poet from Lesbos 35. Road shoulder 37. Irritate 39. Lively olden-day dance 40. Diva's delivery 41. *Public ____ hip hop group 43. Wild ox of India 44. Tropical smoothie flavor 46. Charades, e.g. 47. ____ Pound, poet 48. Chest pain 50. Pop group "'N ____" 52. Mary Kay's last name 53. A long walk 55. To boot 57. *Emancipation

Proclamation President 61. *Dodgers' Rookie of the Year in 1947 64. Perfect 65. Lennon's wife 67. Hop-drying kilns 69. Facial growth 70. "Is," no longer 71. Express a thought 72. Fill beyond full 73. Indefinite degree 74. Seventh month of Hebrew calendar DOWN 1. Little bit 2. Lyric poem, pl. 3. Hokkaido native 4. "____ Like Old Times" 5. *Railroad conductor 6. Portrait sculpture 7. Pose a question 8. Israeli port 9. Carte du jour 10. Gulf V.I.P. 11. Playwright Clare Booth ____ 12. Wraths 15. Soldier's ID 20. Habituate 22. Opposite of outs 24. News announcement to the press 25. *44th President 26. Was rebroadcast 27. Carry something

29. *Espoused civil disobedience 31. 1950s pin-up Bettie 32. Eloise's residence 33. Meryl Streep's "The ____"(2002) 34. *Philanthropist Winfrey 36. Gaspar, Balthasar and Melchior 38. *Harry Belafonte, first African-American to win one (1960) 42. Gossipmonger 45. Wait on a phone 49. Be unwell 51. Pupa's shelter 54. "Little ____ fact" 56. Giraffe's cousin 57. "Mad ____" word game 58. Lightbulb over head? 59. Whiskey without water 60. Nurse's attention 61. *____ Gibson, "the black Babe Ruth" 62. a.k.a. The Islamic State 63. Europe's highest volcano 66. *1831 slave rebellion leader 68. *Obama before becoming President *Answers to this week’s crossword puzzle available online.


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Logan Pollard California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the past week, President Trump signed executive orders to build a wall along the Mexican border and to cut off federal funds to "sanctuary cities" in California and across the country. While Wall Street has been bullish, small business owners, particularly those with immigrant interests, are not happy about it. Michelle Sternthal, deputy director of policy and government affairs at Main Street Alliance - a network of small businesses across the country with offices in San Diego - said the border wall is very unpopular. "As business owners, we know that entrepreneurship is something which immigrant communities have over twice the rate of entrepreneurship as native-born folks," Sternthal said, "and they're the engines of our economy." But a recent poll found a significant number of Californians support Trump's priorities, at least to some degree. About one-third of the respondents said California would be better off with a border wall; 45 percent said it would be worse off.

The Main Street Alliance represents about 30,000 small business owners nationwide. Sternthal said she believes these moves by the nation's chief executive are damaging - perhaps not to Wall Street, but to Main Street, and to something deeper. "That not only destroys the foundational elements of our society, a society of immigrants," she said, "but it also is a blow to entrepreneurship and small business growth, when we have the best ideas and newest minds and sort of the hungry workers who are coming here to go and to fulfill the American dream." California's lucrative agribusiness relies heavily on immigrants who are paid low wages. Roughly 39,000 undocumented workers live in Santa Barbara County, and another 78,000 live in Ventura County. On Sunday January 29th, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined attorney's general of 15 other states in pushing back against the president's orders concerning refugees. He also released a statement that challenged the executive orders regarding the border wall and punitive measures against sanctuary cities.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP This unanimous decision was made during a special closed session held immediately before a County Hearing on Hate Crimes on Tuesday, January 31st, in the Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding, San Jose, CA 95110. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, President Dave Cortese presiding, has authorized County Counsel James Williams to file a lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump (i.e., The Trump Administration). After the BOS reconvened in open session, Williams said, “by a unanimous vote with all members present, the Board authorized County Counsel to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and members of his administration challenging his January 25th Executive Order No. 13768, which attempts to withhold virtually all federal funding from local jurisdictions that do not assist with his aggressive immigration enforcement plan.” Of its total annual budget of $5.9 billion, the County receives approximately $1 billion in

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federal funding, largely to support critical health and human services for the most vulnerable members of our community, Williams later noted. This lawsuit is being filed to block an unconstitutional act by the President that threatens to cripple state and local governments that do not participate in his aggressive approach to immigration enforcement. More updates on the lawsuit will be released when it is filed in the upcoming days. This is a very prudent action to take sincere the County of Santa Clara has been and will continue to be a ‘sanctuary county’ and the CA State Assembly is also considering declaring the entire State of California to be a ‘sanctuary’ for the undocumented amongst us. For more information, contact the Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese at (408) 299-5030. County Counsel James Williams Office can be reached at 408-299-5902.

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San Jose, CA—On Tuesday January 31st, over 120 community members attended a Hate Crimes Hearing put on by County Supervisor Cindy Chavez and President of the Board Dave Cortese as part of a Special Children, Seniors, and Families Committee (CSFC) Meeting. Supervisors Chavez, Cortese and their other CSFC colleagues were joined in the Hearing Body by County Executive Jeff Smith, County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, County Sheriff Laurie Smith, San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco and SJSU Chief of Police Peter Decena, among others. The issues covered ranged from public safety and justice, civil rights and protected classes, race and religion, education and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. “The hostile rhetoric directed at minorities during the election has now begun to manifest as tangible, legally-ambiguous and morally-bankrupt policies that are cultivating widespread fear, confusion and chaos,” said Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Chair of the Children, Seniors and Families Committee.

County officials, community leaders and service providers participated in a series of panel presentations before numerous public speakers provided their insight. Supervisor Chavez acknowledged that the Hearing presented an opportunity for the County to play a leadership role in communicating recommended policies, initiative and outcomes that came out of the testimony and discussion to cities for a comprehensive and interconnected, local strategy. The Hearing Body recognized the need for the County to be a leading voice in the fight against divisive and dangerous rhetoric targeting religious minorities, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, women and the LGBTQ community. President Cortese and Supervisor Chavez plan to build on the success of these hearings by making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors based on the testimony and discussion heard at all three Immigration, Women’s Issues and Hate Crimes Hearings.

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COUNTY JOINS THE SAFETY AND JUSTICE CHALLENGE TO CREATE A FAIRER, MORE EFFECTIVE LOCAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Santa Clara County will receive grants to design and test innovative criminal justice reforms

an associated mobile application. Until now only information regarding commercial bail bonds and private criminal defense attorneys has been available and detainees and their families were largely unaware of the free services that exist. “The Sheriff ’s Office supports access of information for people seeking resources,” said Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith. “Improved technologies may aid individuals in resolving their case and moving forward.” Santa Clara County will continue to place an emphasis on community engagement and collaboration among local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, defenders, judges, and other stakeholders in this work to test, innovate, and drive reform. “As a department we strive to give a voice to people whose own power to protect themselves has been constricted by poverty,” said Molly O’Neal, Public Defender for Santa Clara County. “We welcome more tools for informing vulnerable populations of their rights and resources.”

FEBRUARY 03 - 09, 2017 Innovation Fund jurisdictions are eligible for future funding opportunities, and have access to the resources, peer learning opportunities, and expertise of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network. The Urban Institute, which is managing the Innovation Fund in partnership with the Foundation, will provide expert technical assistance to the jurisdictions as they implement their plans. Key learnings and resources emerging from the Innovation Fund will be shared with and beyond the justice reform field. “Local jurisdictions are leading the way on justice reform,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch. “Demand for reform at the local level is considerable and growing, as evidenced by the number, diversity, and creativity of the applications we received. This momentum is encouraging, particularly as the federal justice reform landscape evolves and shifts.” Information about the selected jurisdictions, as well as news, research, and events related to the Safety and Justice Challenge, will be published on www. SafetyandJusticeChallenge.org.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara and 20 additional jurisdictions throughout the country have been awarded grants by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to design and test innovative local justice reforms for safely reducing jail usage and racial and ethnic disparities in their local justice systems. The County of Santa Clara and these other jurisdictions have joined the Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $100 million initiative that seeks to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The County was chosen following a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from across the country. “Many individuals being detained and awaiting trial are being held for nonviolent offenses and are just too poor to post bail,” said President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. “A better system for communicating free services will help detainees resolve their legal issues; potentially keep their jobs and support their families; and reduce unnecessary incarceration costs to the County.” Through the Challenge’s Innovation Fund, the County of Santa Clara will receive $50,000 as well as support and expert technical assistance in designing

and implementing local reforms focused on reentry services, pretrial release alternatives to jail, and commercial bail. Detainees in Santa Clara County comprise 74% of the jail population. Mostly of color and poor, they and their families and friends currently lack information on alternatives to commercial bail and reentry services. They detrimentally rely on a commercial-bail and jail-oriented environment and are often under the impression that the only way out of jail is to pay or plead. “Individuals in custody in our local jails awaiting pretrial release deserve readily available and linguistically accessible information about their options for release,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D. “This initiative is a continuation of the CEO Office’s partnerships with public safety and justice agencies to use collaboration and innovation for improvements that ultimately benefit the entire community.” The County of Santa Clara will implement a cost-free, interactive media package in multiple languages explaining pretrial release alternatives, criminal defense and reentry services and how to access them. This media will include looped video inside the jails and pretrial and reentry offices, a public website and

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SIERRA & TIERRA: LA FEROZ RESISTENCIA A LA QUE SE ENFRENTA EL NEGACIONISTA TRUMP Javier Sierra Sierra Club Mientras el mundo presencia aterrado las consecuencias de la primera semana de ese descarrilamiento llamado la “administración” Trump, otra amenaza toma forma entre bastidores. Las petroleras ganaron la elección de 2016 y ahora se relamen al ver el tamaño del botín tras haber colocado al Quién Es Quién del negacionismo climático en el gabinete de Trump. Rex Tillerson, ex CEO de ExxonMobil, es el nuevo secretario de estado, pese a que su experiencia diplomática consiste en agasajar a varios de los déspotas más crueles del planeta. Con su amigo Vladimir Putin firmó un acuerdo petrolero por valor de $500.000 millones, hasta que el ex Presidente Obama lo anuló imponiendo sanciones contra Rusia tras la invasión a Ucrania. Scott Pruitt es el nominado para dirigir la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA), contra la cual se querelló 14 veces como procurador general de Oklahoma. Rick Perry, ex gobernador de Texas y frustrado embajador petrolero ante el mundo, pretende dirigir el Departamento de Energía que él mismo quiso eliminar hace años. La lista de desmanes crece diariamente, incluyendo el reciente anuncio de que Trump emitirá una orden ejecutiva para abandonar el Acuerdo Climático de París. En el gabinete de Trump, todos los gallineros tienen su zorro vigía. Y entre todos amenazan con imponer la más tenebrosa caquistocracia. Las petroleras pueden haber ganado la elección, pero están perdiendo la batalla por el futuro energético mundial. Como dice el ex Presidente Obama, la economía de energía limpia avanza imparable por todo el planeta. Costa Rica, por ejemplo, extrajo prácticamente toda su energía en 2016 de fuentes renovales. Y en Gran Bretaña, la energía eólica superó a la carbonera por primera vez en la historia. No es de extrañar que en 2016, internacionalmente 16 petroleras y gaseras se declararan en bancarrota, mien-

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tras que en 2012, ninguna lo había hecho. Y aquí en Estados Unidos, las energías solar y eólica han creado 12 veces más empleo que cualquier otro rubro de la economía. Un estudio del Fondo de Defensa Ambiental agrega que el sector de sustentabilidad ener g é t ic a emple a a 4 , 5 m i l lone s de trabajadores, en empleos que no se pueden exportar. De hecho, según el Departamento de Energía, la industria solar emplea a más trabajadores en la generación de electricidad que la petrolera, carbonera y gasera juntas. Y por más que los negacionistas busquen hechos alternativos, la realidad es que el año pasado el 60% del crecimiento energético en Estados Unidos vino del sol y el viento, unos 24.000 megavatios. El costo de negar estos hechos —económica y climáticamente— sería catastrófico. Mientras que Trump amenaza con abandonar la energía limpia, China creará 13 millones de empleos e investirá $360.000 millones en este sector para el año 2020. Los científ icos nos adv ier ten que para evitar las peores consecuencias del cambio climático, tenemos que dejar al menos 2/3 partes de las reservas de combustibles fósiles en el subsuelo. Aún así, Tr ump resucitó los proyectos que construirían los oleoduc tos Keystone X L y Da kota Access, dos ideas tan descabelladas como innecesarias que solo beneficiarían a las petroleras que las defienden. Entre nosotros los hispanos, el apoyo a la economía de energía limpia es más que abrumador. Una reciente encuesta de Green Latinos y el Sierra Club indicó que casi el 90% de los votantes hispanos apoya el Acuerdo de París y el 82% el Plan de Energía Limpia que lo cumpliría. Tr u mp s e emp eña en a c t u a r c omo el único líder del mundo que niega la ciencia climática. En su primera semana en la Casa Blanca, sin embargo, ya se ha dado cuenta que la resistencia a la que se enfrenta es feroz. Javier Sierra es un columnista del Sierra Club. Sígalo en Twitter @javier_SC

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the Statue of Liberty more than 1,800 times.

It has been 100 years since an important American institution was born. On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson and was established as a new federal bureau to oversee the country's national parks and monuments.

While waste is a major issue in the parks, visitors can make a difference. National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has developed a set of tips that visitors can adopt to help reduce some of the biggest contributors to landfills from national parks, including paper, plastics and glass:

Since then, the national park system has grown to encompass more than 400 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state. With that act, grand sweeps of mountains, canyons, forests, islands and seashores were preserved and made accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for back-country skiing down a mountain or just a scenic afternoon drive, our national park system has plenty of resources and infrastructure to make a visit enjoyable and memorable to just about anyone.

Opt for online: While paper maps can be a park staple, there are smartphone apps that provide the same information and more. Even without cell service, some national park apps will give helpful information about where you can spot wildlife, catch a beautiful sunset, or even find a refillable water station.

It was John Muir, a naturalist and early parks advocate who said it best: "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." No matter where you live, there's a good chance one of these mesmerizing landscapes or historical monuments is just a quick road trip away. However, while millions will visit these majestic spots each year, few realize a major challenge faces national parks across the country - waste. The National Park Service manages more than 100 million pounds of waste nationally, much of which is generated by serving more than 300 million park visitors per year - that's enough to fill

Mug for the parks: Bring a reusable coffee mug from home or buy one from the souvenir shop to help reduce the 58 billion paper cups that are sent to America's landfills every year. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle): Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Keep a refillable water bottle on hand or buy one at gift shop, while taking advantage of convenient refilling stations around the park. Ditch the Plastic Bag: Help reduce waste by not using a plastic bag for your souvenirs or groceries that you bring into the parks. Instead, bring your own reusable bag or tote for your items to help eliminate plastic bag waste. Take Out What You Bring in: Think about what you bring in. Check to see if it can be recycled or composted in the park you are visiting. If it cannot, try to take it home. It is often far easier to recycle near your home than in rural park areas.

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The so-called “Myth of the Climate Change 97%” refers to the arg ument ma de by climate skeptics who dispute the notion that 97% of climate scientists have achieved consensus that global warming is occurring and is caused by human activities. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe, a notorious climate skeptic, referred to this “myth” in recent confirmation hearings for Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s choice for administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Inhofe, who is funded by the notorious Koch brothers and other big fossil fuel interests, has stated that only God can affect the climate, and is one of the most outspoken voices in Congress for turning our backs on the Obama administration’s climate progress. No one knows for sure, but the 97% number likely first cropped up in 2013 from a study by Australian researcher John Cook, who surveyed 11,000+ climate science reports published between 1991 and 2011 in search of attribution of blame regarding the cause of global warming. According to Cook, twothirds of the reports his team at the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute sur veyed made no mention of whether global warming was happening, per se. But 97.1% of the remaining 4,000 reports that did acknowledge the occurrence of climate change "endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.” Furthermore, Cook followed up by asking a sample of 1,200 report authors to determine whether their research conf irmed that global warming is human-caused, with 97.2 of those respondents concurring.

as soon as they were published. Richard Tol, a Dutch economist at England’s University of Sussex, first publicly articulated doubts about the 97% number in 2014 when he peeled off a team of researchers writing up a draft report for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—he claimed his colleagues were too alarmist. Tol stated that while he believes climate change to be real and likely humancaused, he also felt that Cook’s research methodology was flawed and that the 97% findings were “essentially pulled from thin air [and] not based on any credible research whatsoever." Tol then orchestrated a “reanalysis” of Cook’s data set and concluded that really only 91% of climate scientists think global warming is human-caused. Tol, who subsequently joined the advisory board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a think tank that greens consider “the U.K.’s most prominent source of climate change denial,” isn’t the only climate skeptic to pile on against the 97% claim. In a 2014 Wall Street Journal commentar y piece, Hea r tla nd Inst it ut e president Joseph Bast and former NASA climatologist Roy Spencer claim that the “so-called consensus comes f rom a ha nd f u l of sur veys a nd abstract-counting exercises that have been contradicted by more reliable research.” But despite this quibbling, it’s clear that the vast majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is behind our current climate woes. Whether or not 91% constitutes “consensus” is a matter of semantics, and vocal minorities on the topic (like Senator Inhofe) will always speak up to defend their point of view. What scares the American people is when such a vocal minority has the ear of the White House.

But critics attacked Cook’s findings almost

Climate skeptics like Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) dispute the notion that 97% of climate scientists believe global warming is human-caused. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC.


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FIRST COURTROOM OF PRIMARY INSTANCE OF THE FAMlLY COURT DECREE ADRIAN, CAROLINA AND ALEJANDRO, ALL WITH THE SAME LAST NAME GAMA GARCIA. P R E S EN T. Within court file number 00445/2015, related to the TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION PROCEEDING OF ASSETS PROPERTY OF ANTONIO SANTIAGO GAMA AND/OR ANTONIO GAMA, filed by LORENZA ESCALERA BELMONTES; dated January 12th, 2017 two thousand seventeen, the present decree was issued, which reads as follows: Regarding the explained above, inform the petitioner that her request has been ruled to proceed, to accomplish the subpoena regarding the date set within this file, set at 12:30 TWELVE THIRTY on FEBRUARY 27TH, 2017 TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, to have the reading of the will granted by Mr. ANTONIO GAMA, by means of public writ number 92,609, volume 1,559 dated October 07 seven, 2013 two thousand thirteen; having ADRIAN, CAROLINA AND ALEJANDRO, all with the same last name GAMA GARCIA as well as LORENZA ESCALERA BElMONTES

to appear at such time and date. In order to have the successors appear before this court on such set date, this DECREE must be published in BOTH LANGUAGES, English and Spanish, in Spanish TWICE DURING A TENDAY TERM EACH TIME in the largest circulation newspaper in this State, and in ENGLISH; TWICE DURING A SEVEN-DAY TERM EACH TIME, in the largest circulation newspaper in San Jose, California, United States of America, having to be published on Friday of each week consecutively, so ADRIAN, CAROLINA AND ALEJANDRO, all with the same last name GAMA GARCIA can appear before this court to the reading of the will granted by Mr. ANTONIO GAMA, by means of public writ number 92,609, volume 1,559 dated October 07 seven, 2013 two thousand thirteen; the above in the understanding that the reading can only take place once the publication of the present decree has been executed." LA PAZ, B.C.S., JANUARY 26, 2017. CLERK OF THE FIRST COURTROOM OF PRIMARY INSTANCE OF THE FAMlLY COURT IN LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO.

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(an illegible signature) ERENDIRA TRINIDAD SANCHEZ COTA. (seal of the First Courtroom of Primary Instance of the Family Court, La Paz, BCS) FOR ITS PUBLICATION IN SPANISH TWICE DURING A TEN-DAY PERIOD EACH TIME, IN THE LARGEST CIRCULATION NEWSPAPER IN THIS STATE; AS WELL AS IN ENGLISH, IN THE LARGEST CIRCULATION NEWSPAPER IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The undersigned Zulett Maria Rodriguez SuiQui, Autorized Translator Expert, Spanish-EnglishSpanish, appointed by the State Supreme Court of the State of Baja California Sur, in accordance with official document number SGA-174/2004, hereby acknowledges and CERTIFIES.- That the proceding document is a translation of its ORIGINAL in Spanish, performed in the best of my knowledge and understanding, document that I had before me consisting of 01 (ONE) page for any and all legal purposes. La Paz, B.C.S, January 27, 2017. Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Thelma D. O’Keeffe No.17PR180318

A Petition for Probate has been filed by Evan Alessio in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Evan Alessio be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Thelma D. O’Keeffe. 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: 03/24/2017 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 issuance 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: Tracy Poston Shows 3500 Douglas Blvd., Suite 250 Roseville, CA 95661 (916)786-7515 February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017

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 issuance 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: Daniel A. Conrad 1550 Bryant St, Suite 760 San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 359-0900 February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017

Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Rito Niki No.115PR176220 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Gene Marchi in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Gene Marchi be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Rito Niki. 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: 03/102017 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305708 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Bich Thuy Hoang. Petitioner Bich Thuy Hoang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bich Thuy Hoang to Jenny 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 04/04/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 30, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305140 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Jose Manuel

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Ledesma. Petitioner Jose Manuel Ledesma has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jose Manuel Ledesma to Jose Manuel Ledezma Limon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 13, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305785 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Dior Melia Tanonaka. Petitioner Dior Melia Tanonaka has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dior Melia Tanonaka to Dior Melia Ikeda. 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 04/11/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 31, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304896 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Won Suk Shin and Min Kyong Kim. Petitioners Won Suk Shin and Min Kyong Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jacob Jiwoo Shin to Jacob Seunghyu Shin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to

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show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 06, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305818 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Akhtar Zaheer Ahmed and Nazish Akhtar. Petitioners Akhtar Zaheer Ahmed and Nazish Akhtar have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Akhtar Muhammad Ahsan to Ahsan Muhammad Akhtar. 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 04/11/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 1, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302827 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Rafaela Monica Cisneros. Petitioner Rafaela Monica Cisneros has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rafaela Monica Cisneros to Rafaela Monica Carrillo Cisneros. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the


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date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304471 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Adelani Wahab and Ayodele Wahab. Petitioners Adelani A.m Wahab and Ayodele Wahab have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Faeq Modebareoluwa Wahab to Adebare Faeq Wahab. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304943 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Michelle Si Nguyen. Petitioner Michelle Si Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michelle Si Nguyen to Michelle Simone Donson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305545 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Hasan Sharif and Afsha Amreen. Petitioners Hasan Sharif and Afsha Amreen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amaira Mahreen to Amaira Fathima. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304426 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hong Sik Ahn and Sungah Kim. Petitioners Hong Sik Ahn and Sungah Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Somin Ahn to Sophie Somin Ahn. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 27, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625665 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. The Alameda BBQ 2. Asadero 8021 Carmel St, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. The Alameda BBQ, LLC 8021 Carmel St, Gilroy, CA, 95020. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company;

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed. “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.) Lawrence L Ingram Jr Managing Member February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625968 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zamaak Pest Control 830 Hamilton Ave Suite #864, Palo Alto, 94301, Santa Clara County. Amado Tiznado 830 Hamilton Ave Suite #864, Palo Alto, 94301. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed. “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.) Amado Tiznado February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625676 The following person(s) is (are) doing business The Last Disciple 3095 Allenwood Drive, San Jose, CA, 95148, Santa Clara County. Alexander Borromeo 3095 Allenwood Drive, San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “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.) Alexander Borromeo February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625970 The following person(s) is (are) doing business National Trust 15732 Los Gatos Blvd Unit 106, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, Santa Clara County. Paul R Nelson 15732 Los Gatos Blvd Unit 106, Los Gatos, CA, 95032. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/01/2017. “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.) Paul R Nelson February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625924 The following person(s) is (are) doing business David and Sons Charters 165 Blossom Hill Rd SPC125, San Jose, CA, 95123, Santa Clara County. David Marcos Sanchez 165 Blossom Hill Rd SPC125, San Jose, CA, 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/31/2017. “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.) David Marcos Sanchez February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/31/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625750 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mix International Auto Body 1051 Richard Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95010, Santa Clara County. Agustin Andrade 1051 Richard Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95010. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/14/2008. “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.) Agustin Andrade February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/26/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625965 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Good Guys Towing 1474 Mount Palomar Dr, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Jose Luis Lepe H 1474 Mount Palomar Dr, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/31/2016. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Luis Lepe H February 3, 10, 17, 24 2017 This statement was filed

with the County of Santa Clara on 02/01/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302810 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Thanh Ngo and Diep Vo. Petitioners Thanh Ngo and Diep Vo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung Vo Phuong Ngo to Jessi Ngo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305572 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Peter Nhan Chi Do. Petitioner Peter Nhan Chi Do has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Peter Nhan Chi Do to Tyler Nhan Chi Do. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304853 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Nick Mikesell. Petitioner Nick Mikesell has filed a petition for Change of Name with the

clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alana Marie Dunham to Alana Marie Mikesell. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 05, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625364 The following person(s) is (are) doing business South Bay Properties 684 Modern Ice Dr. San Jose, CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Ronald Eugene Rowden 684 Modern Ice Dr. San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ronald E. Rowden January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625344 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Le Blanc Candles 1518 Roberts Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. Mavell Sagastume 1518 Roberts Avenue, San Jose, 95122 and Patricia Marie Rivera 1811 Rosswood Dr, San Jose, CA, 95124. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mavell Sagastume January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625575 The following person(s)

FEBRUARY 03 - 09, 2017 is (are) doing business Thinkworx Consulting 1698 Berona Way, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. Luis Cabrera Jr 1698 Berona Way, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/23/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Luis Cabrera Jr January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625027 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Baytel Communications 60 Pleasant Ridge Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Bernardo Perez 60 Pleasant Ridge Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/04/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bernardo Perez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625507 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Meriloo 1366 Lassen Ave, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Santa Clara County. Dinh Chi Lu 1366 Lassen Ave, Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dinh Chi Lu January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/19/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624914 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Speak and Learn Speech Services 2066 Clarmar Way Suite C, San Jose, CA, 95128, Santa Clara County. Patricia Mendez 2066 Clarmar Way Suite

C, San Jose, CA, 95128. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patricia Mendez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623101 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Holanda Janitorial 36 North Jackson Ave Apt. #105, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Pedro Villa 36 North Jackson Ave Apt. #105, San Jose, CA, 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/01/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pedr Villa January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625369 The following person(s) is (are) doing business California Breeders Cup 1157 E. Taylor St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Giancarlo I Fernandez 1365 Michigan Ave., Alviso, CA, 95002. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Giancarlo I. Fernandez January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Froogle Real Estate 97 South 2nd Street Suite 100, San Jose, CA, 95113, Santa Clara County. Charlie Galaviz 3024 Meadowlands Lane, San Jose, CA, 95135. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under


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FEBRUARY 03 - 09, 2017 the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Charlie Galaviz January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Huizhen Yao. Petitioner Huizhen Yao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huizhen Yao to Jane Huizhen Fang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305150 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Pway Lin Lim. Petitioner Pway Lin Lim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pwe Lin Lim aka Pway Lin Lim to Derek Pway Lin Lim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 13, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​

January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305109 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: John Deon Szotkowski. Petitioner John Deon Szotkowski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Deon Szotkowski to Vruce Harry Baroro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305113 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Eugenio Marquez Solis. Petitioner Eugenio Marquez Solis has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eugenio Marquez Solis to Christian Adrian Marquez Solis. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305269 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Dung My Nguyen. Petitioner

Dung My Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung My Nguyen to Teresa Thanh Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen. Petitioners Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuong T Nguyen to Lily Benitez b. Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen to Emily T Nguyen c. Tai Huu Nguyen to Ty Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304385 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram. Petitioner Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram to Brinda Shivaram. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304049 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Christopher Lee Harris. Petitioner Christopher Lee Harris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christopher Lee Harris to Christopher Lee Taylor. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 15, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625237 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cortes Trucking 12380 Mabury Rd Apt B San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Rodolfo Cortes Rodriguez 12380 Mabury Rd Apt B San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/12/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rodolfo Cortes Rodriguez January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/12/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305015 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh. Petitioner Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mong Thuy Thi Truong Huynh aka Thuy Huynh Thi Mong Truong to Thuy Huyn Truong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 11, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Melodi Nadine Molano. Petitioner Melodi Nadine Molano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melodi Nadine Molano to Melanie Nadine Okada. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 6, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304997 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Candace E. Riggs (Angelo). Petitioner Candace E. Riggs (Angelo) has filed

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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS should not be granted on 03/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304778 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias. Petitioner Geovanna Yaneli Castro Arias has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Javier Otoniel Castro Arias to Elmer Javier Mendez Castro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624109 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mio Productions 1090 Lincoln Ave S100 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Jose Bernardo Herrera 1090 Lincoln Ave S100 San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/02/2001. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose B Herrera January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624767

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business Victor Gardening Service 510 Saddle Brook Dr. #324 San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara County. Victor Vilchis 510 Saddle Brook Dr. #324 San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/30/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victor Vilchis January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/27/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624737 The following person(s) is (are) doing business G S A Trucking 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. Gurinder Singh 1931 Cape Hatteras Hwy San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/08/2007. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gurinder Singh January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624913 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CLS LDA Office 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd #100 Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. Caroline Le Shin 8088 Wells Ave Newark, CA 94560. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Caroline Le Shin January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/30/2016


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endo ahora con tus espectáculos personales? “Adiós Carlota” es una diferencia abismal porque estas hablando de un espectáculo pequeño de época, en el castillo Chapultepec que es muy íntimo, para 200 personas, y a final es mi pequeña compañía, comparada con el Cirque du Soleil. Y también con el trabajo es muy diferente porque aquí son títeres muy grandes se manipulan con tres personas, son personajes que aparecen en ciertos momentos en el espectáculo pero no es el rol principal. Lo parecido es que siempre tienes este juego de tratar que un objeto, o en este caso un muñeco inanimado cobra vida. ¿En tu opinión, como artista y mexicano, como han capturado la esencia de ser mexicano o del país en Luzia?

EL MAESTRO DE LOS TÍTERES: GERARDO BALLESTER FRANZONI Uno de los titiritero's de la producción Cirque du Soleil “Luzia”, habla sobre el arte de México y como forma parte de ella Arturo Hilario El Observador Gerardo Ballester Franzoni es mexicano, nacido en el estado de Veracruz y creciendo toda su vida en la cuidad de Cuernavaca. Su carrera como artista recientemente lo a traído desde México a los estados unidos con la producción Luzia, que toca a los temas de la cultura mexicana, pero dirigido bajo la experiencia y cuidado del Cirque du Soleil, quien es una compañía basada en Canada. Con sus talentos únicos en las artes marionetas, ayuda a dar vida a animales místicos y cuentos mexicanos en Luzia. En lo siguiente Ballester habla sobre como llego a ser experto de las artes plásticas y como usa esto en su trabajo con Luzia. Hola Gerardo, gracias por tu tiempo. Para empezar, ¿nos dices como llegaste a tener interés en los títeres y la manipulación de figuras? Yo soy el menor de cinco hermanos dedicados a las artes plásticas, y cuando estaba muy pequeño entre a una compañía de marionetas en realidad pues muchos niños tienen como sus específicas gracias y yo como que tenía la facilidad para ser hiperrealismo, hacer caras de personas en plastilina. Y así es como empecé, en una compañía de marionetas, a realizar los títeres, modelar las caras de los actores, empecé en este mundo teatral, ya que lo que recibía de mi familia era mucho más artes plásticas, pintura y escultura, (por)que mis hermanos se dedican a eso, posteriormente entre a la universidad y estudié artes visuales

Creo que que uno se puede sentir muy orgulloso, muy cómodo con este espectáculo que hable de tu cultura por obvias razones es más digerible y lo conoces mucho más que los otros artistas que son de otros países. Creo que el trabajo que (se) hizo como creación de este espectáculo son (de) personas que quieren mucho a México, o sea (supieron) realmente cómo capturar de una manera muy decorosa lo que es México. Porque creo que no es un espectáculo regional, habla más del surrealismo mexicano, desde una manera mucho

más onírica. Más mágica, como un cuento de realismo mágico lo que querían hacer, es una invitación para que le gente conozca a México, que conozca su cultura, su magia, sus colores, alamejor no huelen pero al final van a tener muchos puntos de inspiración de lo que puede ser México. Yo creo que este espectáculo es una gran invitación a que la gente conozca a México. ¿Y finalmente Gerardo, como artista que es lo que gusta mas de trabajar en el elenco de Luzia? Lo que más me gusta mas de trabajar en el show es que es muy diferente. Yo creo que cualquier creativo, cualquier artista, vivir la experiencia, trabajar en el circo del Soleil o en cualquier compañía que tenga integrantes muy interesantes, al f inal lo que recibes como regalo es una ampliación de tu mente porque conoces más de la gente y más de diferentes culturas. Entonces lo que te hace es que tengas un criterio más amplio, tienes un punto de referencia más grande. Es lo que más me interesa, conocer mas personas y más maneras de pensar. Luzia llega a San Jose empezando el 9 de febrero hasta el 19 de marzo. Mas información en https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.

Gerardo Ballester Franzoni ayuda a traer vida a animales como este jaguar, llamado "Tenoch", en la producción de Luzia. Photo Credit: Arturo Hilario

en cine y animación. ¿​ Después de la universidad, que rumbo tomaste para llegar a donde estas ahora? Entonces mi carrera profesional fue en la dirección de el arte, pero aparte siempre tenía estos acompañantes que eran los títeres, los 'puppets', y un momento de mi vida gane un par de becas del fondo nacional de la cultura y las artes, el programa “Jóvenes Ganadores”, y es cuando decidí crear un espectáculo teatral que no era lo mío, lo había hecho de pequeño con esta compañía. En un momento, en un festival de cine en Morelia conocí a Deborah Silver que es pianista, artista extraordinaria que musicaliza el cine mudo. Y con ella cocreamos un espectáculo silente con títeres hiperrealistas que se llama “Adiós Carlota”, y bueno de ese espectáculo nos fue muy bien y a partir de allí me hicieron la invitación para este espectáculo. ¿Que exactamente haces con la producción de Luzia? Pues digamos que tengo como dos trabajos. En la escena somos tres 'puppeteers' que en el espectáculo tenemos rol de 'puppeteers' que manipulamos los títeres y tenemos el rol de personajes como el cuerpo de apoyo al “Clown” que son mariachis y cactus, que siempre tenemos una presencia más de clown en el show y fuera del show yo hago el 'coaching' de los 'puppeteers' y la manipulación de los títeres y bueno estar preparando a todos los artistas que hacen la áreas de los títeres. ¿Como comparas a el trabajo que estas haci-

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

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Legendary hitman John Wick is forced out of retirement once again and heads to Rome to face off with the world’s deadliest killers. In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

En este capítulo de la saga que continúa con el éxito de 2014, el legendario asesino a sueldo John Wick [Keanu Reeves] se ve forzado a salir de su retiro cuando un antiguo socio planea asumir el control de un misterioso gremio internacional de sicarios. Obligado a ayudarlo por un juramento de sangre, John viajará a Roma, donde deberá enfrentarse a algunos de los asesinos más letales del mundo. Summit Entertainment presenta una producción de Thunder Road Pictures, en asociación con 87Eleven Productions.

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February 10, 2017 Director: Chris McKay Producer: Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Executive Producer: Chris McKay, Ryan Harris Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes

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In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Con el mismo espíritu irreverente y divertido de La LEGO película (2014), este spin-off se centra en el personaje de Batman y en el universo de los superhéroes de DC Cómics, desde la óptica de la conocida empresa de juguetes. En esta ocasión, el irreverente Batman, que también tiene algo de artista frustrado, intentará salvar la ciudad de Gotham de un peligroso villano, el Joker. Pero no podrá hacerlo solo, y tendrá que aprender a trabajar con sus demás aliados.


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PARA ATRAER EL AMOR VERDADERO • Ofrende un altar a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre • Porte en un collar o en el bolsillo derecho un símbolo o la imagen de la diosa Venus. • Rocíe un frasco de miel en un río, lago o manantial y pida un deseo de amor a Oshún. • En día viernes ofrende cinco velas doradas bañadas en miel a la diosa Isis. • Ofrende velas con aroma a Jazmín a la diosa Afrodita. • Ofrende una perla blanca y una sandía en el mar pidiendo un deseo a Yemayá. • Porte una medalla con la imagen de San Antonio de Padua. • Porte en la billetera una estampita de San Valentín. • Ofrende siete velas color rosa a Santa Catalina de Alejandría. • Use perfume y fragancias de manzanilla, vainilla y lavanda. • Coloque dos cuarzos rosa purif icados con agua de jazmín en su habitación. • Todas las mañanas al despertar, enjuague su cara con agua de rosa de castilla. • Compre un par de rodocrositas de buen tamaño y las coloca lado a lado en su mesa de noche. Entrelácelas con hilo rojo. • Queme diariamente incienso de rosa los días pares y de patchouli los días impares. • Ofrende veladoras con aroma a vainilla a Santa Eduviges. • Invoque a Cupido por las mañana y a Eros por la noche.

PARA LA BUENA FORTUNA • Porte consigo el collar de Elegguá • Récele una novena al Niño de Atocha. • Hágale un altar al Niño Jesús de Praga. • Ofrende veladoras al Divino Niño. • Haga invocaciones y ofréndele incienso a Lord Ganesha • Coloque siete piezas de jade en su mesa de noche. • Porte consigo un poco de mirra y vetiver en el bolsillo izquierdo o en la billetera. • Hágase una limpia cada tres meses o durante la fecha de cambio de estación. • Coloque un trozo de corteza de eucalipto en los cuatro rincones de la casa. • Porte en el maletero del auto un saquito de tela blanca relleno con hojas de damiana. • Queme incienso de sándalo todos los días. • Rocíe todos los viernes agua de ruda en la puerta de entrada de la casa. • Hágase enjuagues con agua de manzanilla los días impares de cada mes. • Frote sus manos con hojas de mejorana en Luna nueva. • Queme incienso de copal la noche de Luna llena. • Prepare un altar con tres amuletos chinos, tres elefantes de metal, el Buda de la abundancia, siete velas doradas, una docena de rosas blancas y dos matas de bambú. • Porte consigo la imagen del ojo visor. • Haga sonar dos campanas todos los lunes. • Ofrende velas a Oggún.

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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU: THE TECHNOLOGY OF DEATH

SELECTION In camp center, the selection platform (pictured above) was a place that should never have existed anywhere in the universe. Here, a man (the camp “doctor”) stood and – within seconds – decided who would be admitted to the camp and who would go for immediate “disinfection” – the euphemism for the gas chamber. Approximately 70 percent of deportees were killed within a day of arriving at Birkenau. If you were old, infirm, sick, pregnant or under the age of 14, you were killed the day you arrived. If you were ablebodied and could work, you were admitted to the camp. After learning how the prisoners lived, I’m not sure who got the better end of the deal — those who were instantly killed or those who were worked and slowly starved to death. LIVING CONDITIONS The wooden barracks were the first thing I got to see here, and the description set the tone for the rest of the day. Up to 400 people were forced to live here. The floor was dirt (not concrete as it is today). The walls did not go all the way to the roof, so there was almost no protection from the weather. The heat would be unlivable in the summer and the cold was almost unsurvivable in winter. There were two stoves in each barracks for heating, but they were never used. It was too complicated to organize the distribution of wood or other suitable fuel.

Birkenau Main Gate. Photo Credit: Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. I offer this account of my trip to AuschwitzBirkenau to help ensure that we never forget! Walking along the railroad tracks up to the main building at Birkenau was chilling. I was about to enter the largest of the 40 Nazi extermination camps and sub-camps that made up the Auschwitz complex, and its reputation preceded it. At first, it doesn’t look like much. Twenty or thirty barracks, some brick, some wood, an electric fence and a few guard towers. Then, as you walk down towards the “selection platform,” a strategically placed area in the middle of the camp where the camp doctor decided who was going directly to the gas chambers and who would be admitted to the camp, it hits you: every two chimneys

was a barracks, 400 people in each. When it was fully operational, 175,000 to 250,000 people were imprisoned here each with a life expectancy that could be measured in minutes to months. I was not prepared for the size of Birkenau or the scale of the industry required to kill this many people in a demoralizing, hopeless way. I was not prepared for the organizational skill required to profit from the plunder, nor was I prepared for the economics of selling human hair and smelting gold and silver from dental fillings. This death factory used every available technology to maximize results, and the efficiency sickened me. TATTOO VS. PICTURE According to our guide, in the beginning each prisoner was photographed. There is a room at Auschwitz I now filled with uniforms and pictures and lists of prisoners. But the SS officers had a problem; when prisoners died of starvation or exposure (even within a few weeks), it was difficult to identify the bodies from the pictures. The solution was to tattoo prisoners with identification numbers. This made counting bodies much more efficient.

Prisoners were not allowed to leave the barracks once they were inside, and there were no sanitary facilities. If you had to relieve yourself, you did it in your clothes or in your bed or wherever you were. There were two trips each day to the latrine. Think about the smell, the disease, the discomfort, the lack of dignity — the level of dehumanization is almost past the point of belief, but the proof is here. It happened, right where I was standing just 72 years ago — inside the length of one human lifetime.

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saturated with hydrocyanide released the poisonous gas. We were told that the lucky ones were the people who were standing close to the openings where the canisters fell. They died in seconds. It took those at the far end of the chamber up to 25 minutes to die. CREMATION Then, the bodies had to be removed to the crematorium, where the Nazis could burn about 1,500 bodies per hour. Birkenau was built with the knowledge the Nazis accumulated from Auschwitz Crematorium #1 (pictured above), which had a capacity of only 700 people per hour and far fewer ovens. Even at the capacity of Birkenau, the crematoria were overloaded and the Nazis had to resort to burning bodies in open pits. To this day, when it rains, small bits of bone still occasionally surface in the fields surrounding the camp. It’s hard to find adequate words to describe this. WHAT I LEARNED What motivated men to do this? This is worse than hate, worse than fear, worse than greed or jealousy or anything else I have ever felt. I don’t know how you could justify killing anyone, so I cannot even imagine what inspires a nation to conceive of, fabricate, operationalize and use a killing factory. And Birkenau was only one of many. The technological efficiency on display here makes this the most organized crime in history. It was sociologically skillful; the Nazis started dismantling the Jews in a methodical way, first by disrupting their businesses, then by disrupting their lives, then by taking their possessions, their dignity and ultimately their lives. But it was also technologically skillful in a way that hit me harder here at Birkenau than even at Auschwitz I. For some, at a death camp where even hope was dead, it was just another day at the office. The SS officers went about their business of killing as many people as they could, as quickly and efficiently as they could.

GAS CHAMBERS The Nazis destroyed the gas chambers and crematoria at Birkenau about 10 days before the liberation of the camp. The ruins are still gut-wrenching. Each gas chamber could kill 2,000 people in about 25 minutes. This task was done with a remarkable amount of stagecraft and technique. People were assured that they were being taken to be disinfected before admission to the camp. They were told to remember the number of the hook upon which they hung their clothes. Then, naked, they were herded into the chamber. SS officers used cans of Zyklon B mixed with diatomaceous earth crystals. When the cans were opened, the crystals

One day, I will take my children and grandchildren to see this place. And when we turn to leave Birkenau, we will be turning our backs on the Nazis and all they stood for. We will still be here — a living memorial to countless, nameless millions. I will teach them that this kind of evil is never defeated; it just goes into hiding. And at that moment, they will know in a primal, visceral way why we must never forget! Author’s Note: I wrote this article after a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Warsaw Ghetto, and other sites associated with the Holocaust. It was originally posted on March 23, 2014.


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Attorneys flocked to airports around the country to help those impacted by a travel ban issued by President Trump. Photo Credit: icirr.org

TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN LEADS TO MORE PROTESTS, MORE FEAR Veronica Carter Public News Service Immig rant r ight s g roups are stepping forward to help those affected by President Trump's executive order barring entrance into the U.S. by refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawrence Benito, CEO and executive director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights, said people shouldn't be subjected to this kind of discrimination. He said his organization is one of many offering free legal help. “[We] Continue to fight and organize to make sure that immigrant voices are heard and respected,”Benito said. "We're going to be asking our elected officials in our state to join us in this effort to push back against these executive orders." Attorneys have stationed themselves at airports around the country to help those affected by Trump's travel ban. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the travel ban does not single out Muslims.

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a congressman from suburban Chicago, said the president's orders are dividing the country and distracting from important work that needs to be done. "When you have laws or executive orders that come down the pipe that divide us, we're not able to deal with the real challenges that affect all of us,” Krishnamoorthi said; "whether they're economic, whether it's climate change, whether it's other issues that demand action." Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia in condemning as unconstitutional Trump's ban. They said religious liberty has been a bedrock principle of the country and no president can change that. The states taking part in the joint statement issued Sunday are Illinois, Washington, C a l i for n i a , Ne w York , Pen n s y l v a n i a , Massachusetts, Hawaii, Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, Vermont, New Mexico, Iowa, Maine and Maryland.

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