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EDUCATION: CAN IT EVER BE FREE?

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Trump Administration nominated Betsy DeVos, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Education. She will advocate privatization of a public education system which has trained many generations of American citizens. More charter schools will be proposed to permit 'cherry picking' of students in addition to diversion of funding. Listen to what is proposed. Do track where the school funds are expended. This is best done by ensuring parents are involved and engaged in the local PTA's and monitor local school board meetings.

market forces which determine value and worth. From birth to age 18, parents are responsible guardians and instructors of their kids. None of this is free. A complex of property taxes, grants, tuition and fees is the monetary exchange. Invariably, private education services cost more because of profit margins.

Parents must counsel their kids to not go to a college or university without first preparing a personal college attendance business plan. Too many recent graduates end up with a diploma, no job income, and a debt exceeding $35,000 to be paid off (Google “College Student Loan debt 2017”).

Our local high school districts are known to encourage all students to prepare to attend a college or university to obtain a technical or professional degree. These days industrial leaders keep insisting that local high schools do not prepare enough students to succeed when attending a local college or university. Democracy requires informed citizens, who elect those officials who make public policy for the creation of the ‘greater good’ benefiting all. Much of this depends upon individuals who learn a trade or profession resulting in being gainfully employed. Having a job that pays more than a minimum wage enables the individual to enjoy living a middle class life style. These essential consumers sustain the American consumer economic engine which attracts creative and ambitious individuals from throughout the world.

College payrolls, including executive, management, and academic are not subject to

Recent data reveals that graduates have student loan obligations in excess of

$35,000. It is already a fact that now many students are responsible for an aggregate student loan amount ($1.3 trillion) which exceeds the current credit card debt. This is incredible because the individual student has no assurance of being employed at a level that permits payback during a reasonable time period. This is happening at a time when the economy does not provide many employment opportunities. Is it possible that educators have not considered, at all, who gets to pay for having everyone prepare to go to college? The entire education system is financially strapped these days. Students attend high schools which do not prepare them for success when attending a university. Too many times the parents are not included in supportive preparation for a vocation or a professional career. Somehow, it must all begin with the parents who want opportunities for their kids that they could not have’ because of their circumstances. It is time to become more realistic about the ability of any community to train its children to attend college. Reality dictates that some simply do not have the ‘smarts’ to benefit from current educational programs. Beginning with middle school, each student must be assessed, evaluated,

and guided towards a vocation in which some measure of success is possible. Put another way, parents and educators need to realistically select those students who would most benefit from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) which needs to be learned and understood by the student. Selection of those having potential to be trained in STEM needs to happen so available resources end up being effectively and efficiently used. Those industries which require individuals well versed in STEM need to support local high school programs which select and prepare those individuals having the capability and potential to benefit. After all, if one is to be a scientist, a technologist, an engineer, or a math professional, then there must be ways of determining the individual’s facility with the essential subject matter required. There are too many advocates for charter schools, private, and parochial schools. Their pitch is to the students who are too uninformed to be realistic about their future. And quite often, while training a student to conform, the dreams, the innate creativity and imagination already in that young mind are neglected and lost. It is the responsibility of the parents to constantly be engaged in monitoring the training being provided

La pasión de servir

Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Una de las más difíciles tareas de la paternidad es encausar a los hijos a encontrar esa pasión en sus vidas que los impulse a conseguir sus metas y a identificar esas fuentes de inspiración que sirvan como modelo para una vida productiva y enriquecedora, no solo como personas, sino como miembros de su comunidad y de su país. Para muchos, la búsqueda vocacional fue un laberinto de confusión, un proceso agravado por la falta de una guía para orientarnos en uno de los momentos más difíciles de la definición de nuestro futuro personal, familiar y profesional. Y a lo largo del camino muchas veces añoramos la ausencia de un soporte para alentarnos con su experiencia, sabiduría y consejos. Un reciente estudio de la Universidad

de Harvard, realizado a lo largo de 75 años, encontró que el principal factor que define la felicidad y la realización personal, no es ni la riqueza ni la fama, sino la fortaleza de las relaciones con nuestra familia, con nuestros amigos y con nuestra comunidad. La clave de nuestro éxito como individuos y como seres sociables es pues tener a nuestro alcance a alguien que nos escuche, con quien podamos conectarnos emocionalmente y con quien podamos contar, en las buenas y en las malas. Por motivos de mi profesión, tuve la fortuna de conocer los puntos de vista de latinas y latinos jóvenes que estudian la carrera de la enfermería, la mayoría mujeres, y fue motivo de orgullo conocer su profunda vocación de servir al prójimo, en especial su pasión por atender a aquellos en una situación de mayor vulnerabilidad,

como nuestros enfermos o inválidos. “Para mí la carrera de enfermería es como un vehículo, es una manera para que yo pueda tener una oportunidad de entregar y regalar algo a la sociedad y a la humanidad”, comentó una de las jóvenes, que participa como mentor en un nuevo programa de la Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras Hispanas (NAHN). Esos mismos jóvenes, muchos de los cuales se graduaron pese a duras condiciones adversas -­‐ -­‐ limitaciones económicas y falta de soporte, recursos o becas están ahora dedicando su vida, su tiempo y sus conocimientos no solo a hacer la diferencia en la vida de sus pacientes, sino como mentores de estudiantes de enfermería que comparten su misma pasión y vocación de servicio. “La enfermería me da la oportunidad

to their child. And though there are Parent Teacher Associations, most seem to be guided by an ambitious person who already has an agenda in mind. Parents must be assertive while ensuring the best education for their child is being provided and understood. Despite any and all educational systems being proposed, despite the application of market theory, the basics end up being reading, writing, and arithmetic along with an ability to communicate and to make friends. Up until the 7th grade, the emphasis of any and all education needs to be the basics along with knowing how to compete fairly and honestly. Nonetheless, society must devise ways of identifying youth from ethnic communities who possess high potential, creativity, and understanding. No one with these special capabilities is to be overlooked, because, our government agencies and industries need their capabilities. Education is already too expensive for those who have modest incomes and social status. Today it is possible to aggregate the costs of educational systems. However, the social costs, the investments made by parents is not fully accounted for. One thing is certain, educating an individual child is not free.

de estar presente con las personas en momentos muy importantes y delicados de su vida. Para mi es simplemente un honor, un privilegio, ser invitada a la vida de las personas en esos momentos”, comentó otra joven que recién completó exitosamente sus estudios. Es un orgullo saber que en las nuevas generaciones de latinas y latinos existe una profunda vocación de servicio y que cuentan no sólo con una profesión para dejar una huella en la vida de los más necesitados, sino con la generosidad de compartir su experiencia para inspirar, guiar y orientar. Con estos ejemplos vivientes de empeño y altruismo estoy absolutamente seguro que un mejor futuro para nuestra comunidad está aún por venir. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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West Valley College Receives Donation Towards Building of Campus Science Garden Saratoga, CA - A donation from Saratoga residents Arthur Wang and Christina Qu will help fund the building of the West Valley College Science Garden. Designed by West Valley Biology Department faculty members Leticia Gallardo and Molly Schrey, the Science Garden will help increase science and environmental awareness through active learning in an innovative outdoor classroom. The $300K from Mr. Wang and Ms. Qu is one of many donations they’ve provided to the college. They believe in the importance of supporting the college and helping students succeed. “Community college is an ideal learning environment. We are happy to do

anything we can to encourage the learning process for students,” said Mr. Wang. WVC President Brad Davis appreciates the couple for their continued support. “Words can’t begin to express the gratitude we have for Arthur and Christina. Their ongoing support has helped the college provide vital services to our students. This significant donation will help us complete the Science Garden, a project that will benefit students of all ages. Local residents will find the design and displays of the Science Garden a valuable asset to our community, “ commented Davis. For more information about the Science Garden please visit http://westvalley.edu/ science- garden.

Mike Clifford Public News Service Nationally, education advocates say even though Betsy DeVos was approved by a narrow margin on Tuesday February 7th, the fight has galvanized support for public education. As expected, Vice President Mike Pence had to make history by casting the deciding vote to confirm President Trump's pick. Massachusetts Teacher's Association President Barbara Madeloni, says even though they could not come up with the 51st vote to deny Betsy DeVos the nomination, she believes the debate energized the nation. "The millions of people who sent messages to say, 'Don't go ahead with this confirmation,' I think there is a message in there that is so powerful: the American people value public education, and they want to protect it," she said. Madeloni says the same kind of determination was expressed last fall when Commonwealth voters soundly rejected a ballot measure that would have lifted the cap on charter schools. During the confirmation process, DeVos

spoke in favor of expanding alternatives to traditional public schools, including charter schools and private school vouchers. Madeloni says DeVos will be the first Education Secretary ever to have zero experience in the public schools and, during the confirmation process, demonstrated little knowledge about key issues, like how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in public schools. "Her motives are to undermine it and to privatize it, so she doesn't need that information," she continued. "If you watched her hearing, it didn't seem to bother her that she didn't have that information, because it wasn't going to be a part of her playbook." Madeloni says people came out to oppose DeVos who have never been involved in public education issues before. She believes they are now energized and will stay involved. "Let's broaden that conversation," she added. "Let's not just protect it from Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration, but let's actually go back inside and say, 'What do we want for our public schools?'"

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BBB TIPS FOR EARLY TAX PREPARATION

¡La temporada de impuestos ha comenzado oficialmente! Aunque el Día de Impuestos no es hasta el martes, el 18 de abril de este ano, los formularios de W-2 deben ser recibidas por los empleados antes del 31 de enero, ¡así que usted ya tiene suya!

Better Business Bureau

La más temprano se prepare para presentar sus impuestos, la mejor. Usted evitara el estrés de una prisa de última hora y tendrá tiempo para manejar cualquier problema que pueda surgir. Además, la más temprano se declara, más pronto podrá obtener un reembolso.

Tax season has officially begun! Although Tax Day isn’t until Tuesday, April 18 this year, W-2 statements must be received by employees no later than Jan 31, which means you already have yours! The earlier you prepare to file your taxes, the better. You’ll avoid the stress of a last-minute rush and have time to deal with any issues that may arise. Plus, the sooner you file, the sooner you’ll potentially get a refund! BBB offers the following early tax preparation tips to make filing your taxes as smooth as possible: •Decide how you’ll file. When it comes to filing your taxes, you have a few options. Your first option is to file your taxes manually (by hand). There are also a plethora of online programs you can use. Using tax preparation software or electronic filing cuts down on errors in your application compared to manual filing. Your third option is to hire a tax professional. If you haven’t worked with a professional before, you may want start meeting with multiple preparers to choose the right one for you. Schedule your appointment early, as calendars fill up quickly during tax season. You can find a trustworthy professional or software service through BBB’s Accredited Business Directory at bbb.org. •Organize your paperwork. Organize your receipts, necessary forms (including W-2s and 1099s) and proof of charitable contributions, and keep everything in one place. Determine whether you’re missing any necessary forms, and take the time now to reach out to the appropriate organizations and ensure that you receive them. Figure out if you’ll take the standard deduction or if you’ll exceed it. If you plan on itemizing your deductions, now is a good time to start. You can find all necessary forms on the IRS’ website, IRS.gov, under “Forms and Publications”. •Watch out for scammers. Scammers love tax season. Tax scams were BBB’s #1 scam for both 2015 and 2016. In 2016, consumers

nationwide reported more than 7,500 of them to BBB Scam Tracker. Watch out for any phone calls, emails or other contact from the “IRS”. These scams are designed to convince consumers of their legitimacy, but don’t be fooled. The IRS will never initiate contact with you over phone, social media or email. It’s also important to watch out for tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone fraudulently uses your Social Security Number to file a return and claim a refund. If you’ve encountered any type of scam, make sure to report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. •Think about milestones. Start by looking over your tax filings from previous years and take note of what’s changed in your life. Old filings can remind you of forms and income/ expenses that are easy to forget about. Milestones like buying or selling a house, starting or graduating from college, having a child or getting married can have big effects on your taxes. •Do your research. Look in to new tax laws and interpretations, both federally and in California. This may alter your filing. If you are a foreign national that uses an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you may need to renew your number. This process can take up to 11 weeks, so start now if necessary. •A note about refund advances. According to the IRS, beginning in 2017, if you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit on your return, the IRS must hold your refund until February 15. This measure is intended to combat tax fraud, but may cause financial problems for struggling families. Perhaps in response to this, big tax preparers are offering refund advances that have no fees and charge no interest. The main requirement, according to BBB Accredited Charity Consumer Reports, is that you must file your taxes with the company offering the advance. Be very careful before applying for an advance. Look out for hidden costs and read the fine print and contract very carefully.

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Su BBB ofrece los siguientes consejos del temprano preparación de impuestos para hacer la presentación de sus impuestos tan suave como sea posible: •Decida cómo va a presentar. Cuando se trata de presentar impuestos, usted tiene algunas opciones. Su primera opción es presentar sus impuestos manualmente (a mano). También hay una plétora de programas en línea que puede utilizar. El uso de software de preparación de impuestos o la presentación electrónica reduce los errores en su aplicación en comparación con la presentación manual. Su tercera opción es contratar a un profesional de impuestos. Si no ha trabajado con un profesional antes, es posible que desee comenzar a conocer varios preparadores ahora para elegir uno adecuado para usted. Fija su cita temprano, ya que los calendarios se llenan rápidamente durante la temporada de impuestos. Puede encontrar un software o servicio profesional de confianza a través del Directorio de Negocios Acreditados por BBB en bbb.org. •Organice su papeleo. Organice sus recibos, los formularios necesarios (incluyendo W-2s y 1099s) y cualquier prueba de contribuciones caritativas, y mantenga todo en un solo lugar. Determine si usted falta cualquier formulario necesario, y tómese el tiempo ahora para contactar a las organizaciones apropiadas y asegurar que va a recibirlo. Averigüe si tomará la deducción estándar o si la superará. Si usted va a detallar sus deducciones, ahora es un buen momento para comenzar. Puede encontrar todos los formularios necesarios en el sitio web del IRS, irs.gov/spanish, bajo “Forms & Pubs”. •Tenga cuidado con los estafadores. Los estafadores aman la temporada de impuestos.

Las estafas de impuestos fueron la estafa #1 de BBB para el 2015 y el 2016. En el 2016, los consumidores reportaron más de 7.500 al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB. Tenga cuidado con cualquier llamada telefónica, correo electrónico u otro contacto del “IRS”. Estas estafas están diseñadas para convencer a los consumidores de su legitimidad, pero no se engañado. El IRS nunca iniciará contacto con usted a través de teléfono, medios sociales o correo electrónico. También es importante tener cuidado con el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos, que ocurre cuando alguien utiliza fraudulentamente su Número de Seguro Social para presentar impuestos y solicitar un reembolso. Si usted ha encontrado algún tipo de estafa, asegúrate de reportarlo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/ scamtracker para advertir a otros. •Piense sobre sus hitos. Comience por mirar sobre sus declaraciones de impuestos de años anteriores y tome nota de lo que ha cambiado en su vida. Las declaraciones antiguas pueden recordarte sobre formularios e ingresos/gastos que son fáciles de olvidar. Los hitos como comprar una casa, comenzar o graduarse de la universidad, tener un hijo o casarse pueden tener grandes efectos en sus impuestos. •Haga su investigación. Examine las nuevas leyes e interpretaciones de impuestos, tanto en el ámbito federal como en California. Esto puede alterar su presentación. Si usted es un extranjero que usa un Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente (ITIN), es posible que usted tenga que renovar su número. Este proceso puede tardar hasta 11 semanas, así que empiece ahora si es necesario. •Una nota sobre los anticipos de reembolso. De acuerdo con el IRS, a partir del 2017, si usted reclama el EITC o ACTC (créditos de impuestos), el IRS va a retener su reembolso hasta el 15 de febrero. El objetivo de esta medida es combatir el fraude fiscal, pero puede causar problemas financieros para las familiar que luchan financieramente. Quizás en respuesta a esto, preparadores de impuestos están ofreciendo anticipos de reembolso que no tienen honorarios y cargan ningún interés. El requisito principal, de acuerdo con Caridad Acreditado por BBB “Consumer Reports”, es que usted necesita presentar sus impuestos con la empresa que ofrece el anticipo. Tenga mucho cuidado antes de solicitar un anticipo. Busque costos ocultos y lea la letra pequeña, y contrata con mucho cuidado.

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CUATRO MEDIDAS QUE PUEDE How To Have Fun, Dine Out And Stay In Shape TOMAR HOY MISMO PARA activity. No need to give up your favorite NAPS foods, just go for smaller portions, GARANTIZAR SU SALUD CARDIACA According to recent Nielsen reports, more comfort eaten less frequently. Or try a lower-calorie tiempo, evite alimentos muy procesados y con alto contenido de sodio. También debe garantizar que está bebiendo abundante agua en vez de refrescos carbonatados o bebidas para elevar la energía. Propóngase beber al menos 8 vasos de 8 onzas diariamente.

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BPT En el camino a la buena salud, vale la pena escuchar a su corazón, literalmente. Un corazón sano es esencial para mantener una buena salud general. Sin embargo, muchos ignoran las señales de alerta de que su corazón no está tan saludable como debería. Una encuesta encargada en el 2016 por la Academia de Médicos de Familia de los Estados Unidos (American Academy of Family Physicians, AAFP), realizada por Harris Poll, reveló que unos 3 de cada 10 hombres y mujeres participantes reportaron diagnósticos de hipertensión. Este resultado es un reflejo de los hallazgos de una investigación de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC), que se traducen a un estimado de 75 millones de personas hipertensas, de las cuales, un poco más del 50 por ciento tiene el padecimiento bajo control. "Este resultado es preocupante, porque sabemos que la alta tensión arterial y los ataques cardiacos o insuficiencias cardiacas crónicas están estrechamente vinculados", expresó el Dr. John Meigs, Jr., MD, presidente de AAFP. "Según los CDC, 7 de cada 10 personas que han sufrido su primer ataque cardiaco padecen de hipertensión. Además, 7 de cada 10 aquejadas de insuficiencia cardiaca crónica padecen de hipertensión. Por eso es muy importante que estemos al tanto de nuestra tensión arterial". Para disminuir la tensión arterial y mejorar la salud cardiaca, la Academia de Médicos de Familia de los Estados Unidos ofrece estas recomendaciones: Sea reflexivo con su dieta. Las frutas y las verduras son esenciales, pero también debe prestar atención a su color. Como las verduras y frutas de diferentes colores ofrecen diversos nutrientes, combínelas. Al mismo

Equilibre su IMC. Si no sabe cuál es su Indice de Masa Corporal (IMC), una rápida búsqueda en Internet puede ponerle en contacto con varias calculadoras IMC fáciles de usar. Y cuando sepa cuál es el índice, podrá comenzar a tomar medidas para reducirlo en caso de ser necesario. Según la American Heart Association (AHA), la pérdida de solo un 5 a 10 por ciento de su peso corporal puede reducir el riesgo de sufrir un ataque cardiaco o un accidente cerebrovascular de formas sin precedentes. Y esto nos conduce a... Impulsar su corazón con ejercicios aeróbicos. Su corazón es un músculo, y al igual que otros músculos de su cuerpo, necesitan ejercicios para fortalecerse. Por tanto, ejercite su corazón con actividades como caminatas, ciclismo o senderismo para elevar su ritmo cardiaco. Los ejercicios pueden disminuir el riesgo de crear placas en las arterias, propiciando que su corazón sea más eficiente en enviar sangre y nutrientes a otras partes de su organismo. Controlar el estrés. Aparte de una dieta insuficiente, no hay otro culpable más notable de la hipertensión que el estrés. Está demostrado que el control exitoso del estrés reduce el riesgo de ataques cardiacos o accidentes cerebrovasculares. Por tanto, relájese, medite, respire profundo o, simplemente, diviértase. Independientemente de lo que haga para eliminar el estrés, incorpórelo como parte esencial de su día. Usted y su corazón se beneficiarán sin duda alguna. "Hay que tomarse la tensión arterial", afirma el Dr. Meigs. "Si es hipertenso, colabore con su médico en el tratamiento y la reducción de los factores de riesgo. El mismo consejo es aplicable a conocer cuáles son los niveles de colesterol en sangre". Para más detalles sobre cómo reducir la tensión arterial y mejorar la salud cardiaca, converse hoy mismo con su médico de familia, quien podrá darle una evaluación exacta de su salud actual, y ofrecerle ideas sobre dónde y cómo mejorarla. Para tener acceso a más consejos para la salud cardiaca, visite el sitio web es.familydoctor. org.

than one in three Americans have resolved to stay fit in 2017. If you’re among them—or would like to be—you may be glad to learn that being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up a lot of time or sacrifice the finer things in life such as dining out. What You Can Do

1. Get moving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that most adults should spend about two and a half hours a week on some sort of physical activity—but that can include walking, dancing, biking, even gardening and housework. Also, you don’t have to do it all at once. A brisk 10- to 15-minute walk, two or three times a day, will do the trick. 2. Drink (water) to your health. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in Britain suggest drinking about 16 ounces before each meal can help you feel fuller faster. 3. Keep your comfort. Healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The key is eating them only once in a while, and balancing them out with healthier foods and more physical

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version. For example, if your macaroni and cheese recipe uses whole milk, butter and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with nonfat milk, less butter, light cream cheese, fresh spinach and tomatoes. Just remember to not increase your portion size. 4. Slow down. If you eat too quickly, you may “clean your plate” instead of stopping when your hunger is satisfied. Savor each bite and pay attention to the company and conversation around you. Give your body time to digest a bit before going on to the next course.

5. Eat smart. As for dining out, simply making smart choices such as having fruit for dessert, getting an appetizer instead of a main dish or having a nice, filling salad can let you still have fun while out with family or friends without sabotaging your goals. Eating healthy isn’t just for grown-ups. With such kid-friendly options as mandarin oranges, grapes and diced apples, the entire family can enjoy eating together. For other tips please visit cdc.org.

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Cheesecake de coco y granada ¡Olvídate de los chocolates o las f lores! Sorprende a tus seres queridos con un delicioso cheesecake de coco y granada porque nada demuestra más tu cariño que postre hecho en casa. Este delicioso cheesecake combina lo crujiente del coco con un toque dulce de granada. ¡Y la mejor parte es que no tienes que ser experto en la cocina para

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prepararlo! Porciones: 12 Tiempo de preparación: 25 minutos Cocción: 1 hora y 20 minutos Tiempo total: 1 hora y 45 minutos INGREDIENTES   BASE 1 1/2 tazas de coco tostado 20 galletas para té desmoronadas

6 cucharadas de mantequilla sin sal, suavizada ¼ taza de azúcar RELLENO 3 (8-onzas) paquetes de queso crema bajo en grasa (Neufchâtel) 1 (14-onzas) lata de leche condensada La Lechera 3/4 de taza de leche de coco sin azúcar 3 huevos grandes 1 cucharada de jugo de limón 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla   SALSA 1 taza de jugo de granada 3/4 de taza de semillas de granada 2 cucharaditas de harina de maíz PREPARACIÓN Precalienta el horno a 350 ºF. Rocía ligeramente con aceite antiadherente un molde para pastel desmontable de 9 pulgadas.   Para preparar la base mezcla 1 taza de coco, galletas, mantequilla y azúcar en un procesador de comida hasta que todo quede finamente molido. Esparce uniformemente la mezcla en la base del molde y a los lados. Hornea alrededor de 8 minutos, hasta que la masa quede firme. Transfiere a una rejilla de cocina para que se enfríe. Reduce la temperatura del horno a 325 ºF.   Para preparar el relleno, bate a velocidad

mediana el queso crema en un tazón grande hasta suavizarlo, alrededor de 3 minutos. Con la batidora a temperatura baja, mezcla la leche condensada La Lechera y la leche de coco. Bate los huevos, uno a la vez, el juego de limón, y la vainilla hasta combinar todos los ingredientes. Vierte el relleno en la base. Hornea alrededor de una hora y 20 minutos, hasta que los bordes estén firmes y el centro se mueva ligeramente. De inmediato pasa un cuchillo pequeño por el borde del molde para desprender el pastel. Deja enfriar dentro del molde por 30 minutos. Cubre y refrigera hasta que esté completamente frío, al menos 6 horas o toda la noche.   Mientras tanto para preparar la salsa, combina el jugo de granada y media taza de semillas de granada en un sartén mediano hasta que hierva. Reduce la temperatura y deja hervir a fuego lento alrededor de 12 minutos, hasta que la salsa se reduzca ligeramente. Agrega la harina de maíz, mezclando constantemente, y cocina por un minuto, hasta que la salsa empiece a espesarse. Deja enfriar a temperatura ambiente.   Para servir, remueve el cheesecake del molde. Usa una cuchara para rociar la salsa en el centro del pay, dejándola derramar sobre los lados. Espolvorea la media taza de coco restante y el ¼ de taza de semillas de granada sobre el pay.

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Actions taken to block unconstitutional Executive Order punishing “sanctuary” jurisdictions

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NO SE ENCONTRÓ IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Y NOTIFICACIÓN DE INTENTO DE PEDIR LA EMISIÓN DE FONDOS Febrero 10, 2017 Oficial Certificante: Harry Freitas – Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-535-7800 (Harry Freitas) Correo Electrónico: harry.freitas@sanjoseca.gov Entidad Responsable: Ciudad de San José – Planificación Persona de Contacto: Reema Mahamood Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-535-6872 Correo Electrónico: Reema.Mahamood@sanjoseca.gov Estas notificaciones satisfarán dos requisitos separados pero relacionados en procedimiento para las actividades que tomará el Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José. PEDIDO DE EMISIÓN DE FONDOS En el día 10 de febrero del 2017, Harry Freitas, Director de Planificación Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de la Ciudad de San José, autorizará al la Autoridad de Viviendas del Condado de Santa Clara (HACSC) a someter un pedido al Departamento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de U.S. (HUD), para la emisión de los fondos de la Sección 8 del HUD - bajo Título I Sección 8 del Acta de Viviendas de 1937 de Estados Unidos, como fue enmendada por Calidad de Viviendas y el Acta de Responsabilidad de Trabajo de 1998, a tomar un proyecto conocido como Leigh Avenue Senior Apartments. El Proyecto es una nueva construcción de cuatro pisos, 64 unidades (63 unidades de una habitación/1 unidad de dos habitaciones para gerente), un desarrollo de viviendas rentables a precio módico localizado en Leigh Avenue y Southeast Expressway en San José, CA. Esta actividad será tomada por HACSC y First Community Housing, un desarrollador sin fines de lucro. El HACSC proveerá Asistencia de Vivienda de la Sección 8 a Leigh Avenue Senior Apartments en forma de Vales Basados en el Proyecto de la Sección 8 (PBVs) para 63 unidades para personas mayores y familias. Los pagos de la Asistencia de Vivienda que se harán a Leigh Avenue Senior Apartments serán para beneficio de los residentes de las 63 PBV unidades y se usarán para costos de operación. La asistencia de viviendas se proveerá por un contrato inicial de 15 años con renovación automática de 15 años adicionales, sujeto a apropiaciones anuales del gobierno Federal the Federal y la determinación del HACSC que el propietario está cumpliendo con el contrato del Pago de Asistencia de Vivienda (HAP) y otros requisitos aplicables del HUD, por un total de treinta (30) años. La cantidad estimada del total de fondos para el subsidio de rentas es $19,731,600 ($1,315,440 anuales) durante el término inicial de 15-años del contrato de Pagos de Asistencia de Vivienda (HAP), que está contingente con la disponibilidad de fondos de la Sección 8 como fueron asignados por el gobierno Federal.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – On Friday February 3rd the County of Santa Clara, California, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging President Donald Trump’s January 25, 2017 Executive Order that seeks to punish cities and counties that do not assist him in the deportation of millions of immigrants by withholding all federal funds from those cities and counties.  The executive order expands the federal government’s deportation priorities to include millions of immigrants who have not been convicted of any crimes, places discretion on who to deport in the hands of federal agents instead of judges, and poses a serious threat to the safety of local communities.   “The President’s order is an unconstitutional attempt to coerce state and local governments into assisting with mass deportation,” said County Counsel James R. Williams.  “We will resist any effort to illegally withhold funding for critical County ser vices that support the health, safety, and wellbeing of all our residents.”   The lawsuit was filed by the Office of the County Counsel and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, which is representing the County on a pro bono basis.  The lawsuit challenges the Trump Administration Order on numerous grounds, arguing that coercing cities and counties to cooperate with federal deportation efforts by threatening to withhold unrelated federal funding violates the Constitution.  Notably, the Order seeks to require counties

to comply with “civil detainer requests” issued by ICE directing counties to hold certain immigrants in county jail beyond the time allowed by law, a practice that federal courts have held is unconstitutional. President Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from Santa Clara County would jeopardize critical county services such as health care, mental health services, public safety and early childhood education programs.    “Santa Clara County, the home of Silicon Valley, is a welcoming community that embraces immigrants and we will resist any effort to divide us,” said Dave Cortese, President of the Board of Supervisors.  “Immigrants contribute to the very fabric of our nation and we will not stand by while the Trump Administration seeks to impose un-American and illegal policies that undermine our values.”   “We will not stand idly by while President Trump threatens our public safety and the critical health care and social services we provide to our residents,” said Jeffrey V. Smith, County Executive.  “We stand with local governments across the nation that are protecting the rights upon which our country was founded.”   The County’s lawsuit seeks to enjoin the Trump Administration from withholding federal funds from states, cities, and counties that are targeted by the Order.

NO SE ENCONTRÓ IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Harry Freitas, Director del Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de San José, ha determinado que el proyecto no tendrá un impacto significante en el ambiente humano. Por lo consiguiente, una Declaración del Impacto Ambiental bajo el Acta de 1969 de la Política Ambiental Nacional (NEPA) no es un requisito. Información adicional sobre el proyecto se encuentra contenida en el Registro de Revisión Ambiental (ERR) en el https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records, y archivado en el Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José, 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113 y puede ser examinado y copiado en días de semana de 8:00 A.M a 5:00 P.M. COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS Cualquier individuo, grupo, o agencia puede someter comentarios escritos sobre el ERR al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José (atención Reema Mahamood), 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113. Todos los comentarios recibidos hasta febrero 25, 2017 serán considerados por el Departamento de Planificación de la Ciudad de San José antes de autorizar el Pedido de la Emisión de Fondos. Los comentarios deben especificar a cuál notificación se refieren (ya sea a que No se Encontró Impacto Significativo o al Pedido de Emisión de Fondos). CERTIFICACIÓN AMBIENTAL La Ciudad de San José le certifica al HUD que Harry Freitas en su capacidad como Director de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos consiente a aceptar la jurisdicción de las Cortes Federales si alguna acción se aplica para hacer cumplir las responsabilidades en relación al proceso de revisión ambiental y que estas responsabilidades sean satisfactorias. La aprobación de la certificación por el HUD satisface sus responsabilidades bajo NEPA y leyes y autoridades relativas y permite al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José a usar los Fondos del Programa. OBJECIONES El HUD aceptará objeciones a la Entidad Responsable (RE) por el Pedido de Emisión de Fondos y la Certificación Ambiental por un período de quince días fifteen después de la fecha del pedido que está especificada arriba o la propia fecha del recibo del pedido (la que sea más tarde) solamente si se basan en lo siguiente: (a) la certificación no fue ejecutada por el Oficial Certificante del RE; (b) el RE ha omitido un paso o fallado en hacer una determinación o hallazgo requerido por las regulaciones del HUD al 24 CFR parte 58 o por las regulaciones CEQ al 40 CFR 1500-1508, como sea aplicable; (c) el RE ha omitido uno o más pasos en la preparación, finalización o publicación de la Evaluación Ambiental o el Estudio del Impacto Ambiental or Environmental por el 24 CFR Subpartes E, F o G de la Parte 58, como sea aplicable; (d) el beneficiario de los fondos u otro participante en le proceso de desarrollo ha comprometido fondos o tomado actividades no autorizadas por el 24 CFR Parte 58 antes de recibir los fondos y la aprobación de la certificación ambiental; (e) otra agencia, Federal, Estatal o local ha sometido un hallazgo en escrito que el proyecto no es satisfactorio desde el punto de vista de la calidad ambiental.Las objeciones deben ser preparadas y sometidas de acuerdo con los procedimientos requeridos (24 CFR Parte 58, Sección 58.76) y se deben dirigir al Departamento deViviendas y Desarrollo Urbano de U.S., Desarrollo y Planificación de Comunidades al One Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104-4430. Los Objetores en Potencia deben contactar al HUD para verificar la fecha del último día del período de objeciones. Harry Freitas Departamento de Planificación, Edificación y Aplicación de Códigos de la Ciudad de San José.


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County Launches Nation’s First Mental Health “Pay for Success” Project “Partners in Wellness” will provide community-based mental health services for individuals with serious mental illness SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara is launching the nation’s first mental health-focused Pay for Success project in partnership with Telecare Corporation, a national leader in providing innovative, effective services to individuals with serious mental illness. The project, called “Partners in Wellness,” will provide community-based mental health services to approximately 250 severely mentally ill county residents, with the goal of measurably improving their wellbeing and quality of life while reducing their reliance on less effective and costlier services, including the County’s psychiatric emergency room and other inpatient psychiatric care settings. “The Partners in Wellness project will enable the County to provide improved services to community members suffering from mental illness, and tie payment of taxpayer dollars to the delivery of excellent results,” said President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors.   In Santa Clara County, a small subset of severely mentally ill residents frequently cycles in and out of the County’s psychiatric emergency room and inpatient facility.  These individuals are also at risk for homelessness, incarceration, and extended psychiatric hospitalizations. Through Partners in Wellness, the County hopes to implement a proactive model of care that identifies these individuals and provides them with more effective treatment in a communitybased setting.  Through this project, the County also hopes to improve patient

flow through its emergency and inpatient psychiatric facilities, creating savings and efficiencies in the County’s health system. “The model we’re using for Partners in Wellness is powerful. People get very high-intensity mental health services, but also, and more importantly, they get help with the other critical health and life needs that can really break the cycle of repeated hospitalizations and get people on a path to recovery,” said Anne Bakar, Telecare’s President and CEO. “We’re excited to be working with Santa Clara County on this extraordinary effort, not only to improve the lives of the people we’re serving, but to create new funding approaches that can transform care.”   Telecare will provide recovery-centered, community-based mental health and housing services that are specifically designed to serve people with extremely complex needs. Partners in Wellness concentrates heavily on care coordination to help people access and best utilize the resources they need, especially primary care and other community supports.  Treatment is highly personalized and grounded in evidence-based practice. Services will also include 24/7 access to support, comprehensive health and wellness screenings, substance use education and treatment, and practical assistance with vital life needs including symptom management, finding housing, linking to financial benefits, and more. The program will strive to tap into the personal hopes and goals of the individuals served, as a primary source of motivation to make healthy and positive

change. “The County selected Telecare Corporation, one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective providers of intensive mental health treatment services, as the service provider for this innovative project,” said Toni Tullys, the County’s Behavioral Health Services Director. “We are confident that Telecare’s intensive mental health treatment services and comprehensive support for its clients will make it possible for clients to stabilize and to live successfully in the community.”    Pay for Success is a performance-oriented contracting model that ties a government entity’s payments for services to highneed populations to the achievement of demonstrably successful results. In Pay for Success programs, the effectiveness of services is tracked over time and, unlike traditional government contracting, service providers receive full payment only if the project has achieved successful outcomes for the individuals it is serving.   For this project, Dr. Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Medical School, will conduct an independent evaluation to rigorously measure whether Telecare’s provision of supportive, community-

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based mental health services significantly improves participants’ health and wellbeing, while decreasing their use of costly County services. Partners in Wellness is the County’s second Pay for Success project, developed in partnership with Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector. The County’s first project, Project Welcome Home, focused on providing permanent supportive housing and associated services to chronically homeless residents.  That project launched in July 2015, and was the first Pay for Success project in California.   “With this project and our prior Pay for Success project, the County is better defining our objectives in serving vulnerable populations, and is creating incentives that ensure service providers achieve those objectives,” said Chief Assistant County Counsel Greta Hansen.  “Through the evaluations of each program, we will have a much better understanding of how to further increase the impact of these and other programs going forward.”


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COURT IN CA PUTS EXECUTIVE ORDER IN LIMBO; LA TAKES PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION

Believe in Better. Logan Pollard California News Service SA N FR A NCISCO - In a thinly veiled contest over states' versus federal rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco has upped the ante by further debating the contentious travel ban blocking some refugees from entering the U.S. from certain conf lict zones. Meanwhile, refugee advocates and lawmakers seem to be winning the PR offensive that the ban is unnecessary. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday evening announced he's joining 16 other state AGs in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in another case against the ban. And the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion Wednesday that would prohibit city employees from participating in any "Muslim Registry." City Councilman Paul Krekorian proposed the motion. "The point of the motion today was to instruct the city attorney to begin work on an ordinance that would prohibit city employees from becoming complicit in any

effort by the federal government to create a registry based on someone's religion," he explained. C r it ic s a r g ue t hat so fa r t her e i s no proposed registry. The council still needs to debate the exact terminology of the ordinance and how it would be implemented. K rekorian also ser ves on a committee that oversees Los Angeles International Airport. This group heard testimony this week from a student who was refused entry. Meanwhile, Krekorian is waiting for the Ninth Circuit to rule. "Regardless of how they ultimately rule, I do know that this is a shameful, disgraceful time in American history when the president of the United States uses the full force and authority of our national government against innocent people," he said.

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Supporters of the ban say this is a security issue, and the real problem wa s poor communication in its implementation. President Trump's order f lagged travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. A ruling from the Ninth Circuit is expected by the end of the week.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com “devised theater”, the participants tell the stories of immigrants and DACA recipients, their experiences and struggles. The theater productions had their rollout on Friday January 13th at Tres Amigos Taco Shop in San Jose.

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Hummer adds that the idea formed while looking at how the “Teatro Campesino” began in the Central Valley. “ They got started by going into the fields and actually did flatbed stage theater. The idea being that they could engage the farm workers through theater. We had devised the idea that theater was a way of engaging that potential DACA recipient who might be a little threatened and afraid to come out of the shadows and apply for DACA. The idea was that we could kind of show them success stories that we’ve been collecting of Dreamers and we’re dramatizing their success stories. To kind of show this is possible, this is what you do.”

Theater for the Mind

Mental health focused factr strives to unite immigrants and community through cultural exchange and art Arturo Hilario El Observador Through focus on the mind and spirit, a nonprofit in San Jose is helping immigrants assimilate to their local communities all while celebrating their differences. Family Alliance for Counseling Tools and Resolution, or factr as it’s abbreviated, is an organization that uses art, meditation, and mental health care as tools to help immigrants and refugees in the Bay Area cope with life changes and adversity of postmigration environments. Psychotherapist Karita M. Hummer is the President and Clinical Director of factr, and says that the goal of their work is, “restoring spirit essentially, through clinical and community psychology approaches, macro and micro mental health.” This approach to providing services is not new, but certainly differentiates with other services in the Bay Area which instead might focus on assistance with emergency needs such as shelter, food, clothing etc. To Hummer, factr's approach is important in how it benefits the immigrant and refugee community by engaging them on the mental health level. “I think mental health is not just in an office, it’s also what you do in a community. Community building, awareness, on behalf of immigrants, so that they feel empowered and also that there is recognition and welcoming that the larger community can provide. So I do see that as both essential for their mental health and the promotion of their well being.”

Hummer has been in the field a long time, at first working with Bosnian refugees in the 1990’s. “I just got a sense of what it means to be struggling in a new country and I myself am a child of an immigrant, my father came in 1903 I do understand the importance in helping immigrants in their adjustment here.” The services offered at factr include their Immigrant Hardship Center, which includes the mental health area which focuses on the evaluation and assistance of clients, as well as legal aid protected by the 6th amendment. “That's the purpose of factr, we have focused strongly on issues of ‘forensic mental health’, what I consider evaluations on behalf of immigrants who are needing the most assistance, that have the most difficulty around legal stressors, such as immigration status, and providing assessments for them in combination with immigration attorneys.” The forensic mental health evaluations include assessments, forensic evaluations, by clinicians, mental health providers, counseling, and case management. It's within this concentration that recent programs that focus on social justice and education through art and theater were developed. “It’s really three pillars that we focus on. Clinical, childhood initiatives and cultural inspiration and cultural awareness,” says Hummer. The theater project, called Theater for Empowerment and Advocacy (TEA), focuses on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) recipients and those that are curious about what it offers. Through collaborative,

And even under the new presidential administration, and with DACA in limbo, Hummer advises people to seek out options and listen to the stories of those that have lived through and gotten DACA. “Now it’s more or less for people that do have DACA, the Dreamers, encouraging them to renew and to be a witness to those who have gotten DACA and be a validating witness for theater for them, and then to actually educate the larger community as to the

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importance of DACA, and what the stressors have been.” Along with their mental health services and legal aide, Hummer feels the addition of the Theater for Empowerment and Advocacy to their offerings will allow another form of access to not only those needing these services, but those in the community that can learn from it. “I think theater is a ver y power f ul way of educating people, both to open up the heartstrings of the larger community, I didn’t realize how much our society still needed that, to a certain extent, but I think we’re all much more aware now of how much it’s needed,” she says. With this project Hummer aims to help the community at large in understanding the perils and motivations behind immigrants and their families, as well as to bring in immigrants and refugees who may need help through mental health, arts and humanities. “It’s the direct DACA recipients themselves and their stories, and to educate the broader community so their hearts are more open to what others are living through. So we can promote more compassion in the community, through theater.” More information on the services at factr and how you can help can be found at factr.org.


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Are incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form? their whole houses over to CFLs could save hundreds of dollars a year on their electricity bills.

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when C ong re s s pa s sed t he E ner g y Independence & Security Act mandating, among other things, that household light bulbs in the 40-100 watt range needed to up their energ y eff iciency standards by at least 25 percent. This change effectively took the tried-andtrue yet inefficient incandescent bulbs that lit up the entire 20th centur y out of the marketplace—and compact f luorescent (CFL) bulbs, long the first choice for those look ing to save on electr icit y usage, r ushed in to take their place. CFLs on average use about 75 percent less energy to generate the same amount of light as conventional incandescents—consumers switching

While CFLs were a giant step forward in energ y sav ings a nd reduced the carbon footprint of lighting up our world, they contain trace amounts of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, that is sent airborne when they break. While CFLs still dominate domestic light bulb sales, their time on top may be shortlived given the development of even more efficient bulbs based on mercuryfree light emitting diodes (LEDs). An LED uses around 90 percent less electricity than an equivalent incandescent bulb and almost 60 percent less than a CFL to generate an equivalent amount of light. While LEDs do contain trace amounts of lead and arsenic, they are a lot less likely to break than CFLs and last a lot longer. The surge in popularity of LED bulbs ha s led to lots of innovation in the lighting f ield. For example, Lighting Science is using LED lights developed for NASA to help astronauts sleep better in its new line of bulbs for the rest of us to use in our homes. Meanwhile, Sengled integrates consumer electronics (bluetooth speakers, home security cams, wi-fi repeaters, etc.) with energysaving LED lighting in order to reduce clutter while expanding smart home capabilities. Their Element bulbs can be controlled via an app to dim or turn

off at certain predetermined times, and can adjust the intensity and warmth of the lighting tone depending on the time of day or other user preferences. LEDs have busted out of the bulb, too, for some interesting new lighting applications: An LED wallpaper emits a “glow” in variable color casts; and LED “virtual sky panels” can replace office ceiling panels and g ive workers the sense of being outside in the sun. But just when we were all starting to get used to these changes, incandescents are on the comeback. GE’s new energy efficient incandescents are 28 percent more efficient than their predecessors and thus just squeak past the Energy Independence & Security Act cut-off. Likew ise, Newcandescent bulbs use krylon gas to extend their lifespan five to 10 times longer than traditional incandescents. And researchers from MIT and Purdue have collaborated on a new ty pe of incandescent bulb that captures the waste heat from the conventional internal f ilament and recycles it into more light, upping the efficiency into the range of CFLs and LEDs. Given all the energy-eff icient choices, If you haven’t switched out the old incandescents around the house, now might be the time. Sengled's Boost is an energy efficient LED light bulb with a Wi-Fi repeater built inside. Photo Credit: Earthtalk

HOW WILL CALIFORNIA CLEAN ITS AIR? the actual time and investment to protect its neighbors."

LOS ANGELES - Southern California has long been plagued with dirty air so dirty that clean-air advocates claim the entire South Coast basin has never been in full compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. But today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is to vote on developing a long-term plan for better air quality by 2023.

The South Coa st distr ict includes four counties - Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino - with about 17 million residents. There are multiple air-pollution control districts throughout the state - including the San Joaquin Valley, San Diego, Santa Barbara and the Bay Area - all with separate plans and timelines based on their own air quality and deadlines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. However, with a new EPA chief in the works and an administration optimistic about the use of fossil fuels, including what's being termed "clean coal," Gillespie said he is worried.

To that, Evan Gillespie, the Sierra Club's California state director, said, "Don't hold your breath." Despit e Ca lifor nia's clea n- energ y strides, Gillespie said, fossil-fuel interests have been fighting to keep things as they are. "The refineries for decades have been able to avoid installing life-sav ing pollution controls," he said, "so that's one really critical outcome that we're seeking, to ensure that the oil industry - which has no shortage of profit - takes

"When the coal industry talks about 'clean coal,' they're ignoring mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides - all the other pollutants that directly impact people's health," he said. "And so, even if the industry could capture its CO2, you're still left with significant airquality problems that stem from the

burning of coal." People often think of vehicles, ports and refineries as the contributors to air pollution. However, Christian Garza lives in the southeastern California town of Mecca, where farming is the big industry, and said crop-spraying is part of life there for everyone.

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"If we're lucky, it's in the summer when the kids aren't there, but sometimes it's during the middle of the school season, so they have to breathe it in," said Garza, youth director of the Sierra Club's My Generation campaign. "It's just not very healthy for them."

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Garza, 18, lives with asthma and said he once had a lung collapse as a result of the disease. According to the Sierra Club, more than 5,000 people a year die prematurely in Southern California from air pollution. More information is online at aqmd. gov.

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•1 recamara, 1 baño, 1 parking, segundo piso, no se acepta seccion 8, para MAXIMO TRES PERSONAS. •Calle Saint John y Calle 12th. •Renta $1,540, •Deposito $1,200. 408-540-8039 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 TEN-DAY 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

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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."

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.

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. (an illegible signature) ERENDIRA TRINIDAD SANCHEZ COTA.

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.

(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 Sui-Qui, Autorized Translator Expert, Spanish-English-Spanish, 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

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 representative 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 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: 03/02/2017 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

representative 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 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306015 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Mansooreh Moradzadeh Fardnejad. Petitioner(s) Mansooreh Moradzadeh Fardnejad has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mansooreh Moradzadeh Fardnejad to Anita M. Moradi. 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 04/18/2017 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 6, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305117 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Susana Herrera. Petitioner(s) Susana Herrera has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Izack Agustin Ibarra to Izack Agustin Herrera, b. Kayla Briana Ibarra to Kayla Briana Herrera, c. Jacob Meliton Ibarra to Jacob Meliton Herrera. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303588 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Lucia Veronica Rojas Navas. Petitioner(s) Lucia Veronica Rojas Navas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Javier Enrique Flores Navas to Javier Enrique Rojas Navas. 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 3, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305910 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Celia Cabrera Hernandez and Jose Guadalupe Sanchez Jimenez. Petitioner(s) Celia Cabrera Hernandez and Jose Guadalupe Sanchez Jimenez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Derek Josue Cabrera Hernandez to Derek Josue Sanchez Cabrera. 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 2, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Elizabeth Lynn and Jason Ferguson. Petitioner(s) Elizabeth Lynn and Jason Ferguson have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Piper Noelle Lynn Ferguson to Piper Noelle Lynn-Ferguson. 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 2, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305330 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Jiyun Wu. Petitioner(s) Jiyun Wu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jiyun Wu to Elena Wu Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 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 18, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306047 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Rocio Espinoza. Petitioner(s) Rocio Espinoza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hector Santana Espinoza to Hector Espinoza. 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 04/18/2017 at 8:45 am,


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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 6, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business El Compadre Western Wear 1171 S King Rd, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. JYCJE.INC 3097 Markingdon Ave, San Jose, 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/15/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Javier Jauregui Diaz President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626169 The following person(s) is (are) doing business RGD Concrete 155 Silcreek Dr, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Jose P Ceron 155 Silcreek Dr, San Jose, 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/31/2010. “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 P Ceron February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625567 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Infinite Appliance LLC 2550 Seaboard Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131, Santa Clara County. Infinite Appliance, LLC 2550 Seaboard Ave, San Jose, 95131. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; 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.) Rafael Duarte-Rocha President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with

the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625526 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Park Central Apartments 1050 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Santa Clara County. Prom XX, INC., a California corporation, its general partner 1900 S. Norfolk., Suite 150, San Mateo, 94403. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/31/2012. “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.) Kevin Wilkinson Vice President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625527 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cupertino Park Center 20380 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Santa Clara County. Sunset Ridge Development CO., INC., a California corporation, its general partner 1900 S. Norfolk., Suite 150, San Mateo, 94403. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/27/2012. “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.) Kevin Wilkinson Vice President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625528 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Park Place 851 Church Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041, Santa Clara County. Prom XX, INC., a California corporation, its general partner 1900 S. Norfolk., Suite 150, San Mateo, 94403. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/27/2012. “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.) Kevin Wilkinson Vice President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com NO. 625529 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mountain View Centre 650 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041, Santa Clara County. Prom XX, INC., a California corporation, its general partner 1900 S. Norfolk., Suite 150, San Mateo, 94403. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/27/2012. “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.) Kevin Wilkinson Vice President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625530 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mansion Grove Apartments 502 Mansion Park Drive, CA, 95054, Santa Clara County. Santa Clara Citimarc Devco, INC., a California corporation, its general partner 1900 S. Norfolk., Suite 150, San Mateo, 94403. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/27/2012. “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.) Kevin Wilkinson Vice President February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625039 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Computer Cellphone Repair 1692 Tully Rd, Suite #17, San Jose, CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. Computer Cellphone Repair, LLC 1692 Tully Rd, Suite #17, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; 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.) Said Akbery CEO February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Alva Holdings 18234 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd., Monte Sereno, CA, 95030, Santa Clara

County. Marcia Alva 18234 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd., Monte Sereno, CA, 95030. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/03/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Marcia Alva February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/03/2017 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 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 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 Clara-In 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 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 Clara-In 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 Clara-In 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

FEBRUARY 10 - 16, 2017 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 Clara-In 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; 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


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FEBRUARY 10 - 16, 2017 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) 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 the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Charlie Galaviz January 27; February 3, 10, 17 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/13/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Huizhen Yao. Petitioner Huizhen Yao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huizhen Yao to Jane Huizhen Fang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305150 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Pway Lin Lim. Petitioner Pway Lin Lim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pwe Lin Lim aka Pway Lin Lim to Derek Pway Lin Lim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 13, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305109 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: John Deon Szotkowski. Petitioner John Deon Szotkowski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Deon Szotkowski to Vruce Harry Baroro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305113 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Eugenio Marquez Solis. Petitioner Eugenio Marquez Solis has filed a petition for 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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305269 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Dung My Nguyen. Petitioner Dung My Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung My Nguyen to Teresa Thanh Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 17, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen. Petitioners Phuong T Nguyen, Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuong T Nguyen to Lily Benitez b. Tien Thi Thuy Nguyen to Emily T Nguyen c. Tai Huu Nguyen to Ty Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 03/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ January 20, 27; February 3, 10 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV304385 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Brinda Giriyappa Shivaram.

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


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good eye for visuals. “Arrival” is no different in this respect, constantly bringing the viewer into fantastic shots and setting great tones throughout the film.

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Arturo Hilario El Observador “Arrival” is a cerebral, heartfelt and just plain great sci-fi film that should not be missed. I did, since I wasn’t able to catch in theaters. I wish I had. Anyway, the film is, well, arriving to video on Valentine’s Day so I was able to finally check it out, along w ith some really insightful features to boot. The film is based on a short story called

“Story of Your Life” by author Ted Chiang, which revolves around Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist, who is hired by the Army to help decode mysterious alien communication after various interstellar vessels land across the world. Moving on to the movie, the basic premise remains the same. In fact, the story comes to life and is given more meat by its filmmaker and crew. Denis Villeneuve directs this feature, a fairly new director whose past work, including 2015’s “Sicario” showcases a very

In this film aliens referred to as heptapods come to ear th in 12 distinct places on earth. Their ships and the creatures themselves are unlike anything we’ve seen in scifi, when one thinks of either scary slick, and dangerous ones from “Alien”, or the cute one like “ET: Extra Terrestrial”, these aliens are an interesting concept. The film itself feels pretty grounded in reality, which is why it is not a wham, bam, sci-fi action film like Star Trek, but a more cerebral approach to the genre, where humanity is the main player in everything, and the scifi portion is what causes the story to move along. At its core “Arrival” is a story about the human mind, and the power of communication and memory. It isn’t ray guns and fingers touching to connect as much as it’s a deeper and very well thought out science fiction drama. On to the features, the Blu-ray features standard things most blockbuster Blu-ray discs contain, such as the English 7.1 DTSHD Master Audio, which sounds superb, even from my single sound bar at home. The visitors from afar in the film do speak a language, which is why the army initially goes to Amy Adams Louise character, and it sounds really interesting to say the least,

especially through crisp and clear audio tracks. The soundtrack may give you quite the feelings as well, with some original score as well as French, Spanish, and English audio description. The Blu-ray comes with the HD digital copy as well. Now the film might leave you wanting more after it’s over, not in a bad way, just a curiosity to understand how and what just happened, and maybe a “why?”. So the special features on the Blu-ray include: Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival; Acoustic Signatures: The Sound Design; Eternal Recurrence: The Score; Non linea r Thin k ing: The E d it or ia l Process; and Principles of Time, Memory & Language. Out of these segments, my favorite would have to be the Principles of Time featurette, in which the creators, including the director, actors, and short story writer Ted Chiang look into the who’s and what’s of what made “Arrival” a movie that had to be made, and how it’s style ended up the way it did. Great set of features for new arrivals like myself, but definitely worth a look for those that have seen the film and want to think provocative new things or test your theories on the not so little green men that come from the sky in the film. “Arrival” is out on Blu-ray/DVD and 4K versions on February 14th.

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HILLTOPPERS ACADEMY SCHOOL BRINGS BASKETBALL WORLD GAMES TO THE BAY AREA San Jose - Hilltoppers Academy School of Excellence-- was created to provide a creative experiences and take center stage to a positive alternative for children. The organization says they understand that they are the future generation of County of Santa Clara. By providing a unique and enriching program, they help children reach their potential in life through education and sports, youths who participate in our program benefit from it-in terms of counseling, tutoring, scholarships, etc. The academy is particularly focused on the youth that the county pro-regulation is responsible for- i.e. foster youth, probation, receiving county benefits, etc, and one the ways they utilize this to benefit the kids is to take them on yearly trips to visit four major colleges: University of Oregon, University of Washington, Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, and Wichita State University, a public state university in Kansas. In 2016 40 of the team members, 28 of them are in some sort of county programs, attended these college retreats. One of the goals in the coming years is to redouble their commitment to providing a world-class education/sports development program. Hilltoppers Academy is expected to have enrollment of over 2,100 from county funded agency's, group homes and other programs. The breakdown of the organizations and agencies these children come from is as followed: • Harvest of Harmony International Church of San Jose – (43 kids) •San Jose Group Homes comprehensive and innovative agencies – (19 kids) •San Jose Jobs Corps - Conxion to community Services – (247 kids)

• Uplift Family Services Wraparound – Star-Program (22 kids) The World Games The World Games is a basketball tournament, that is held in the city of San Jose, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, brining together parents, children, schools and the general community from all over the County to take part in this Annual Event. For last year's World Games, 6,483 players from schools and summer programs nationally attended. Out of these, 417 were county funded in some form in Santa Clara. The World Games, is a way to catalyze a new era of creativity and discovery by attracting kids that need help in rebuilding their lives. Besides the game of basketball and the structure this provides, the youth that are involved benefit from it in the form of counseling, tutoring, scholarships, etc. Over the last 12 years the World Games have help to send over 368 kids to college with some form of a scholarship or with some funding are with help to get them a full-ride sports scholarship to a Div. 1 or 2 college. Additionally, the World Games also have help to send over 847 kids to junior colleges and have helped over 138 kids from dropping out of school or reentering back into school. About the Hilltoppers Academy School The program was founded in 1977, and has had over 8,000 kids the program, about 511 that where from county funded programs. Currently there is around 612 active in our school program. We know this program works not just from the surfaces but, below surfaces. With parents/guardians, teachers, & staff, delivering family and-approved community development, education, and youths Sports, we can save lives, and positive honorably good conduct with leadership and-approved counseling.

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HORÓSCOPO DEL AMOR Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR

Aries

Según relata la mitología, tu regente Marte es el amante predilecto de Venus la diosa del amor. Eres sensual, erótico y atrevido, te gusta la aventura y vivir pasiones intensas, detestas la monotonía sexual. Cuando dedicas tiempo diariamente para estar en forma, irradias felicidad, tus atractivos se multiplican, tu autoestima se eleva y te sobran admiradores, flirteos y conquistas.

Tauro

Como buen hijo de Venus, los amores se te dan con cierta facilidad, pero en ocasiones tiendes a entregar tu amor a gente inconveniente. Aunque sueles ser discreto en público, en la cama sueles ser un volcán en erupción. Ama con el corazón pero crea un balance en el cual tu cerebro te dicte qué y quién es lo mejor para ti. Venus te otorga muchos atractivos y el poder de seducción.

Géminis

Tu regente es el mensajero de los dioses el diligente Mercurio, tu sueles enamorar a los demás con tus gestos, tus palabras y tus acciones, sueles enamorarte con relativa facilidad; si un amor se va, lo resientes mucho y crees que no volverás a amar con la misma intensidad pero de pronto surge en el horizonte un nuevo amor que te hace feliz. Gozarás de atractivos y popularidad.

Cáncer

De todos los signos, eres quizá el más entregado al amor, la Luna rige tu destino, tus deseos y emociones, cuando amas tiendes a idealizar ese amor como el centro de tu universo, tus pasiones son desbordadas y aunque tu apariencia es discreta y reservada, en la intimidad demuestras mucha experiencia. Eres el amante que muchos(as) quieren tener. A tu vida llegará el amor y la fortuna.

Leo

Regido por el Sol, siempre fuerte y exuberante, lo entregas todo por amor y quien ha amado a una persona Leo siente que ha tocado el paraíso. Eres fogoso, sensual y disfrutas de situaciones novedosas e inesperadas. El amor siempre llega de repente, sin avisar, no te gusta planear demasiado las cosas y en el sexo eres un tigre que siempre deja huella. Tu atractivo físico siempre llamará la atención.

Virgo

Como fiel hijo de Mercurio, tiendes a enamorarte con relativa facilidad, aunque en ocasiones tiendes a idealizar a las personas y cuando te das cuenta de la realidad sientes que todo se derrumba. Ese amor de película que quieres experimentar es muy posible que llegue a tu camino. Tu seguridad en ti mismo y atractivo físico atrae a tu vida gente de hermosa apariencia, elige con sensatez.

Libra

Eres el típico hijo de Venus, refinado, con buen gusto, pero en ocasiones te gusta el desenfreno y las pasiones tormentosas te pueden causar problemas, sueles ser un amante genuino y fiel. En tu mapa astral aparecen varios amores a lo largo de tu vida, sin embargo; el amor verdadero llamará a tu puerta en tres ocasiones, La influencia de Venus te hará lucir atractivo por muchos años.

Escorpión

Tu signo es el regente del sexo por lo tanto eres muy entendido en la materia, te gusta experimentar a la hora de la intimidad, siempre buscas lo novedoso y disfrutas de la pasión que te provoca la adrenalina. Para que una relación funcione bien contigo, tu pareja debe ser muy ardiente y complaciente sino te aburres y el amor se extingue. Siempre habrá pasión y romance a lo largo de tu vida.

Sagitario

Júpiter el amo de lo fabuloso te rige de principio a fin, el amor inicia definitivamente a través de los ojos, cuando alguien te gusta es un flechazo a primera vista, te gusta lo exuberante, los detalles, el perfume, la pulcritud, tiendes a ser sumamente apasionado aunque no te resulta nada fácil encontrar a la persona ideal. Si la encuentras te vuelves fiel y amoroso, el amante perfecto.

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Capricornio

A lo largo de tu existencia buscas un amor limpio, puro, en el que puedas confiar, la vida te presentará varias opciones en el campo amoroso. Cuando entregas tu amor poco a poco es cuando todo resulta de la mejor manera. Cuida tu atractivo físico y trata de mantenerte en forma, de ese modo te sentirás más feliz y podrás dar felicidad a tu pareja. En el amor serás afortunado.

Acuario

En el amor eres impredecible, te gustan detalles y virtudes que otros no valoran, sueles ser fugaz en ocasiones e intenso en otras, tus relaciones inician de una manera insospechada, tienes mucho para dar y quiénes te conocen en la intimidad, saben que eres un amante sumamente apasionado, solamente debes cuidarte de obsesiones y de no depender demasiado de una relación.

Piscis

Tu regente Neptuno el dios de los mares es rico en mitología sensual, se le conocieron innumerables aventuras y romances, es el seductor por excelencia. Tu vida amorosa puede resumirse en un cúmulo de experiencias eróticas que solamente tú conoces. Cuando llega el amor lo sientes desde un primer momento, discreto eres a simple vista pero en el sexo eres todo un profesional. Photo Credit: Pixabay


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In pure social media terms, “Make America Great Again” is a perfectly antifragile tweet and a perfectly crafted response meme. From an SMW point of view, it is a strategic masterpiece. 1. @antifragile_originator:” _____ policy will make America great again.” 2. @attacker: “I h8, with all that is holy, the new @antifragile_originator _____ policy.” 3.@antifragile_defender: “@antifragile_ originator is just trying to make America great again.”

HOW TO WIN A TWITTER WAR It’s remarkable how many people are fighting on Twitter and Facebook these days. What is even more remarkable is how many social media battles end in one party unfriending or unfollowing the other. “I’ll teach you to disagree with me!” [Hit unfollow or unfriend.] “There!” [Pause with an angry look on your face.] “Take that!” Unfriending or unfollowing someone is not a win; it is a cowardly act of desertion. At that moment of self-hypnotic, selfrighteous self-satisfaction, you have left the battlefield in abject defeat. In truth, your opponent has silenced you. You’ve left their world, never to return. Your opponent is the victor; you, the vanquished. Can you ever really win a Twitter or Facebook war? Yes, you can! Here, for your cyberpugilistic pleasure, is a strategic primer that will make you invincible. STRATEGY Before you wage an SMW (social media war), you need to define what a “win” is. In victory, you will accomplish _____. If your goal is to unfriend or unfollow everyone in your community who disagrees with your world view, stop reading this article now. Your current strategy is perfect. However, if your goal is to assemble a community of like-minded people, or start a conversation that might change minds, or (if you believe you have the moral high-ground) definitively change minds (because you are right and your opponents are wrong), read on. You are going to war, and wars have

costs. So you have to base your strategic decision to wage an SMW on a cost/ benefit analysis. If you start a fistfight, expect to get hit. If you start a knife fight, expect to get cut. If you start a gunfight, expect to get shot. If you start an SMW, expect to have someone try to boil your blood, belittle your beliefs and personally attack your character in ways that would make a drunken, potty-mouthed psychopath proud. If these are not acceptable costs, do not start the war. After defining what a win is and accepting the potential associated costs, it’s time to get into the real strategic work of positioning yourself to win an SMW. ANTIFRAGILE POSITIONING In his book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb opines, “Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is not a political article. Please, please, please do not start commenting about politics here. This is an article about how to fight and win a social media war using an antifragile strategy. Please limit your comments and criticisms to that thesis. And yes, I know that Taleb’s antifragile concept is a direct rip from George Soros’s book, The Alchemy of Finance. That’s actually a great discussion starter. Thank you.

4. @antifragile_originator: “_____ policy is right; those who don’t think so are dumb.” 5.@attacker: “Has @antifragile_ originator read _____? Doesn’t he understand _____?” 6.@antifragile_defender: “@ antifragile_originator is just trying to make America great again.” Let’s analyze the above. Tweet #1 has a well-defined cause and effect. The policy espoused will make America great again. Who doesn’t want to live in a great America? You can’t argue the fine points of what “great” might mean in 140 characters. You can’t argue with the validity of the policy espoused in 140 characters. Pretty much all you can do is what Tweet #2 does, and that is disagree with Tweet #1. You can use your 140 characters any way you want. It won’t matter. Tweet #1 is antifragile. It doesn’t matter who is right or who is wrong, because in social media terms, @antifragile_originator wins no matter what is being discussed. Count the number of times @antifragile_originator is mentioned in the example above. Now count the number of times everyone else is mentioned. If “going viral” is your goal, an antifragile strategy really works. Now, think about the value of the virality with respect to messaging. There is almost no replacement for gross impressions. The more times you see something, the more it creeps into your psyche. “Reach” (how many unique people see a message) is the focus of most modern advertising and marketing schedules, but “frequency” (the number of times you see a message) has a huge value in terms of brand awareness, brand love and brand health. The virality, or frequency, of putting @ antifragile_originator’s message in front of engaged users is key. The antagonists and the protagonists are equally engaged. Even people who don’t care about the issue will be exposed to it because each circle of

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friends/followers is led by its social media thought leader. Every tweet, no matter who tweets it, is fully editorialized and endorsed by its tweeter. Even better for the @antifragile_ originator, people on the margins (those who might care about the issue but had yet to be exposed to it) are going to get an up-close, personal view of both sides. Better yet, those who might switch sides or are secret agents or are in the closet about the issue have now been engaged. Employing an antifragile social media strategy is win, win, win. As Mr. Miyagi famously said in the movie The Karate Kid, “If do right, no can defense.” How can you execute against this insidious, awesome, winning strategy? Here are five easy steps. HOW TO WIN A TWITTER WAR IN 5 EASY STEPS Craft an antifragile messaging strategy, then 1. Pick an issue guaranteed to enrage your opposition. 2. Figure out how to make the issue truly binary, no matter how nuanced or subtle it is. Yes or No. You’re with us or against us. 3. Craft a barrage of strategically related antifragile messages (marketers, pay attention here). 4. Keep the chaos going. (Brand safety? We don’t need no stinkin’ brand safety!) More tweets, more related enraging issues. More, more, more. Keep repeating steps 1–4. 5. Enjoy the increase in followers, virality, and the size of the community of likeminded people that has self-assembled around you. Then, with all humility declare yourself the winner. If you do that with an antifragile tweet, you’ll keep the cycle going, and one day, who knows? – you could be … About Shelly Palmer Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb


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SHARKS FORWARD PATRICK MARLEAU SCORES HIS 500TH NHL GOAL

19-Year Veteran Becomes First Player to Score All 500 Goals with San Jose

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SA N JOSE - San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau became just the 45th pl ay e r i n N H L h i s t or y t o r e a c h t he historic 500-goal plateau, scoring his milestone marker against Ryan Miller of the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday February 2nd. The goal was assisted by Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns. Marleau becomes the f irst player in f ra nchise history to score all 500 goals in a Sharks uniform, and is just the 21st player to reach this milestone with one team. Among the NHL's all-time scorers, Marleau ranks tied for 44th in goals (500), tied for 6thin game-winning goals (97) and tied for 64thin points (1064). 19.4% of Marleau's 500 career NHL goals have been game-winners. Marleau is the fifth active NHL player to score 500 goals, including Jaromir Jagr (758), Jarome Iginla (617), Alex Ovechkin (550), and Marian Hossa (517). He joins Teemu Selanne (684) and Jeremy Roenick (513) as the only Sharks in the 500-goal club, and is just the second player to score his milestone 500th goal as a member of the Sharks (Roenick). Marleau holds nearly every major statistical Sharks franchise record, including:

games played (1,463), goals (500), points (1,064), power-play goals (158), shor thanded goals (17), overtime goals (9) and game-winning goals (97). A mong active NHL players, he ranks near the top in several categories, including: games played (1,463, 4th), goals (500, 5th), points (1,064, 5th), power-play goals (158, 4th) and game-winning goals (97, T2nd). He also ranks 10th amongst NHL players who have played their entire career with one franchise. This season, Marleau has posted 19 goals and 9 assists in 52 games, including tying a franchise-record with four goals on Jan. 23 at Colorado. He became the first player since Mario Lemieux on Jan. 26, 1997 to score four goals in a third period. Marleau has been selected to represent Canada seven times overall, capturing the gold medal in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He was originally selected second overall by the Sharks in the 1997 NHL Draft, one slot behind teammate Joe Thornton.

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