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DARKNESS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE Pg 20 VOLUME 39 ISSUE 7 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

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OPINION

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FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

REACTION TO THE SEVERAL SPEECHES ON THE STATE OF THE CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND NATION

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Recently Mayor Sam Liccardo delivered his State of the City report at San Jose City College. Supervisor Joe Simitian, newly elected President, Board of Supervisors, made his State of the County report at the BOS Chambers. The State of California presentation was delivered by Governor Jerry Brown. And President Trump delivered his first State of the Nation report, taking 90 minutes to deliver his perspective on many issues. These four 'speech reports' are designed to informed citizens about public policy issues and challenges: The President proposed a program addressing long neglected infrastructures (highways, bridges, airports, harbors, waterways, etc.). Only $200 billion in federal funding would be made available. Local jurisdictions could undertake this $1.5 trilliondollar effort to repair and improve public highways, etc., all on their own with the Federal Transportation Department's $200 Billion support amounting to less than 10% (in the past the Federal share was 80%). This County has already undertaken local projects to extend BART and upgrade roads (using Measure B funds). Governor Brown reportedly 'thanked’ Mr. Trump for his generous efforts. Hopefully, the focus will be on CA's intrastate highways with a requirement that more electrical recharging stations be made available. This type of public works program will provide jobs for many low-skilled labor-

ers and could be used to reduce 'working poor' levels. Would more publicly owned and operated toll roads collect more funds than additional gasoline taxes? The transition to electric vehicles may require using toll roads to earn revenues needed to support CA's highways. A feasibility study should be initiated.

investments made because the especially difficult engineering and right of way issues involved are deferred. Let's adopt a public policy of development of population centers in areas north of Sacramento in order to minimize gentrification forces in existing urban areas, especially San Jose and San Francisco.

The Trump Administration had no problem giving 83% of IRS tax breaks to corporate and 0.1% special interests. It may be in the best interests of the working public to plan to vote at the June Primary and November Midterm Election to give Democrats majority control of both the Senate and House of Representatives. Keep in mind, that it is the U.S. Congress which has the 'power of the purse' when making federal funding allocations. So, if the liberals want a liberal approach to public policies, then it is necessary to elect more liberal Democrats and Independents.

Governor Jerry Brown continues to support those Delta Tunnels designed to divert Sacramento River water south to the L.A. Basin. Although the proposed project has been reduced to one pipeline, it is best not to build this diversion pipeline because of its ecosystem impact plus the reality that no additional potable water is added to that already produced by natural weather patterns. The delta is already delivering water to the pumping stations which keep two canals flowing full.

CA's Governor Brown favors the high-speed rail project which needs to extend from Bakersfield all the way north through Sacramento to the Shasta Dam/Redding, CA areas to promote urban development along its future service route. This would facilitate the development of major corporate facilities in current areas having low urban densities, but still having accessibility to water and electricity. The 'spur' towards San Jose could be deferred until high speed rail operations are developed and established. In the meantime, service to San Jose and San Francisco could be met by using autonomous driverless vehicles using existing highways. This approach will enable getting an early return on

What is really needed is a state-wide plan to build desalinization plants powered by solar and wind generated electricity... all located from the S.F. Bay Area down to San Diego. A program to encourage homeowners to install rooftop solar panels would permit feedback of electricity produced using existing electric utility wiring. This approach would reduce land areas needed for solar farms. At the minimum desalinization feasibility projects programs could identify best locations and unit costs. This use of current technology would ADD POTABLE WATER. Its production would be totally independent of rainy weather cycles. Enough desalinization capacity could make California's urban areas totally independent of diverted river water. Enough of these plants would put an end to CA's legal water wars. Excess

desalinized water could be pumped up to watersheds which flow into the San Juaquin Valley's farmland and be used to 'recharge' that valley's depleted aquifers reducing subsidence. BOS President Joe Simitian and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo would be well advised to lean upon the Santa Clara Valley Water District. There are two issues (available potable water and flood control) which both were not addressed in their State of the County and City reports. One involves a local feasibility study to have a desalinization plant located at its Alviso recycling facility. Again, the basic objective is to assess the feasibility and opportunity to ADD desalinized potable water to existing supplies. As the City of San Jose and Silicon Valley's High-Tech economy continues to thrive, a larger work force will be needed. So, in addition to dealing with the acute housing shortage, there is a need to address the potable water supply issues which are essential to sustain biological life as well as local industrial & commercial needs. This area has already experienced five years of drought induced water shortages mitigated by conservation practices. A collaborative regional study could establish when the local population and commerce would 'outstrip' supplies of potable water produced by local rainy weather cycles. Our society has the knowledge and resources necessary to estimate the potable water requirements needed by future populations and commercial requirements. In fact, desalinization production located at Alviso could be pumped up to the highest watershed levels to keep the creeks flowing at a level which recharges the

aquifers now being depleted. In addition, flood control issues need to be addressed and mitigated by programs underwritten by the SCVWD which has jurisdictional responsibility. The ability to produce additional portable water using desalinization processes may minimize the need to use dams and reservoirs. Then SCVWD may not have to seismically reinforce existing reservoir dams, but rather produce potable water as needed. Both the County and City should receive public annual reports from SCV WD officials which details their efforts to ensure that appropriate potable water and f lood control efforts have been made. There is plenty of salty ocean water available to this community. What is needed investments which pay the costs of having oceanic waters desalinized and to ensure that when torrential rains fall, the creeks have the necessary flow through capacity to minimize flooding incidents of urban lowlands. My reaction to the State of the City, County, State and Nation was to look for essential issues not addressed at all. This approach identified opportunities to deal with a) local flood control; b) ensure potable water supplies for a growing population and hi-tech commerce; and c) infrastructural needs which includes high speed rail services and desalinization application opportunities. One additional public policy issue is that our society needs to discuss providing the disadvantaged and handicapped with a guaranteed annual income calibrated to pay for living essentials. This nation has enough wealth to underwrite all these efforts.

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FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

THE KING AND I Tuesday, February 20 – Sunday February 25, 2018 / Various Times

CALENDAR

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San Jose Center for Performing Arts 255 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, CA 95113 Tickets: Ticketmaster

CALIFORNIA ALL-STATE MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE (CASMEC) Friday February 16, 2018 / All Day San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA

PRESIDENT’S DAY TOURNAMENT 2018 (NCVA) Saturday February 17, 2018 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA

SHARKS V. STARS Sunday February 18, 2018 / 5pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $32 - $232

2018 SAN JOSE JAZZ WINTER FEST Friday February 16, 2018 / All Day Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA $10 - $260

FREE LUNAR NEW YEAR COMMUNITY DAY Saturday February 17, 2018 / 11am San Jose Museum of Art 110 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

AIR SUPPLY PLUS STARSHIP FEATURING MICKEY THOMAS Sunday February 18, 2018 / 7pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $45 - $125

OSCAR SHORTS – ANIMATION Friday February 16, 2018 / 3:30pm 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $12

EBI – 50 WORLD TOUR Saturday February 17, 2018 / 9pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $49 - $200

THE KING AND I – BROADWAY SAN JOSE Tuesday February 20, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $48 - $128

ALABAMA STORY Friday February 16, 2018 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $21 - $37

A DAY AT THE CIRCUS Sunday February 18, 2018 / 11am San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 S 1st St San Jose, CA Free5

THE LADY KILLERS Wednesday February 21, 2018 / 5pm 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $15

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES #LIFENOFILTER – CORY RICHARDS Wednesday February 21, 2018 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $29 - $46

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL SAN JOSE 2018 February 27 – March 11, 2018 410 S 1st St San Jose, CA Various Locations


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EDUCATION

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FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

Education Advocates Slam Trump Budget Cuts

One program on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's budget helps schools improve technology education. Photo Credit: jmiltenburg/morguefile Suzanne Potter California News Service

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La Ruta Hacia la Enseñanza del SFUSD es un conjunto de educadores inspiradores que se centran en la equidad y los logros dentro de las aulas de clase de San Francisco donde son más necesarios. Durante un año de docencia, formación/preparación, y desarrollo comunitario dentro del programa a nivel Distrito Escolar para la certificación, patrocinado por San Francisco, ustedes aprenderán a forjar relaciones en su escuela y a desarrollar un plan de estudios riguroso que sea culturalmente pertinente, el cual preparará a los estudiantes para vivir, sobresalir, y ser exitosos en San Francisco y más allá. NUESTRA FORMACIÓN/ PREPARACIÓN Utilizando una combinación innovadora de formación/preparación incorporada a la labor docente, el aprendizaje vía internet, y una serie de sesiones de día completo para la Ruta Hacia la Docencia del SFUSD los sábados, la Ruta Hacia la Docencia del SFUSD también le proporcionará un puesto, de jornada completa, como maestro de aula con el objetivo de que obtenga su certificación dentro de un año. El apoyo durante el formación/ preparación intensiva consta de 3 elementos: Práctica: Domine las destrezas escenciales de enseñanza mientras dirige su propia aula de clase durante la jornada completa. Formación/Preparación: Aprenda cómo ser exitoso en el SFUSD con la orirentación de un educador experto. Comunidad: Únirse a un conjunto

de educadores inspiradores en un viaje hacia una nueva carrera docente dentro del aula. SU RUTA Ya usted marca la diferencia en una escuela, en un programa comunitario o en el vecindario. Usted ya sabe que muchos profesores potencialmente buenos no pueden pasar años formándose/preparándose para una nueva carrera. Esta Ruta Hacia la Enseñanza: asequible, incluyente e inspiradora. Será un desafío, pero bajo la mejor capacitación del distrito escolar, usted puede dirigir su propia aula de clase en San Francisco y obtener su certificación docente durante el camino. INFORMACIÓN DE ELEGIBILIDAD Para ser considerado para la Ruta Hacia la Enseñanza del SFUSD, los solicitantes deben cumplir con lo siguiente: • Tener una licenciatura (otorgada el 6/18) de una universidad o facultad acreditada regionalmente; • Estar en cumplimiento con todos los requisitos legales para trabajar en los Estados Unidos; • Aprobar todas las pruebas de antecedentes penales y de tuberculosis antes del inicio del entrenamiento de verano; y • Que sea la primera vez que solicita su certificación. Visita www.sfusdpathwaytoteaching. org para aplicar.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Some education advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump's new 2019 budget proposal because it zeroes out funding for several programs that benefit students. The $4.4 trillion budget increases defense spending but envisions deep cuts in domestic spending. For example, it would eliminate the Gear Up program, which helps kids fill out college applications and access financial aid.  Sylvia Lazos, an education expert and professor of law at UNLV, says the program targets kids who are the first in their family to go to college. "College access is the key to upward mobility and it is the key to become a more diversified economy," she says. "We really need our young people to have access to college and to become trained in something other than service-industry jobs."

In some California school districts, up to 90 percent of students qualify for free and reducedprice lunch and would benefit from the Gear Up program. Trump has said the cuts are necessary to fund other higher-priority programs. Trump's budget would also eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, which help schools implement technology education and add more tech such as chrome books to their schools. "They have been very good and have yielded high productivity for these schools that have been able to get them, in terms of improving their scores and for really helping kids focus on what we need for a 21st-century workforce," she explains. The budget proposal also would eliminate funding for PBS, which produces quite a bit of educational programming. The president's budget is an outline that will be considered by Congress as it works on the budget for fiscal year 2019.


FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

BBB Study: Online Romance Scams Stealing Millions from Unsuspecting Victims then will ask for more and more. Victims often turn into unknowing accomplices of money laundering. A California woman, Ann, lost $22,000 to a romance scam and is now totally broke, in credit card debt, and living with her daughter. A year after her husband died, Ann decided to try online dating. Before long she heard from a man who called himself “Wayne King.” They began communicating, first through a dating website and then over text. King claimed to be a 66 year-old living in Pasadena, CA who owned a company in Maryland.

On Feb 13, Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a new study that reveals an estimated one million Americans have been victimized in romance scams, with losses nearing one billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims.

He tried to gain Ann’s confidence by showing her “evidence” that proved his bank account contained more than one million dollars. When King said his daughter was in the hospital, Ann sent some money to help. Then King said he was in Beijing, but was having trouble shipping goods for his business to the U.S. He asked Ann to help him pay to ship the goods through Malaysia to the U.S. Over the course of a month, Ann sent King $22,000 on the strength of his promises to pay her back. Later, King asked her to buy him four iPhones and a Macbook Pro. She maxed out her credit cards to buy these and ship them to him, again on the promise that King would pay her back. He never did.

The study – which can be found at us.bbb.org/ romancescamstudy – says the scheme can take a number of months to play out as the scammer gains the victim’s trust. The scammer eventually will begin to ask for small amounts of money to test the victim,

At 69 years old, she is now taking medication for anxiety, may need heart surgery, and is filing for bankruptcy. Her daughters told her she needed to report this, and Ann went to the police and also reported it to BBB. Despite the heartache she has

Photo Credit: Pexels Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Estudio de BBB: estafas de romance en línea roban millones de dólares de víctimas inocentes Una mujer de California, Ann, perdió $22,000 a una estafa de romance y ahora está totalmente arruinada, con deuda de tarjeta de crédito, y viviendo con su hija.

Photo Credit: Pixabay Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

En una conferencia de prensa esta mañana, que incluyó representación de AARP, Zoosk, un Negocio Acreditado por BBB, y Nev Schulman, creador y presentador de Catfish en MTV, el Better Business Bureau (BBB) publicó un nuevo estudio que revela que un millón de estadounidenses han sido víctima de estafas de romance, con pérdidas cercanas a los mil millones en los últimos tres años. BBB advierte a quienes usan sitios web de citas que tengan cuidado con los estafadores que se aprovechan de victimas inocentes. El estudio - que puede leer en us.bbb.org/ romancescamstudy – dice que el esquema puede tomar meses a medida que el estafador gana la confianza de la víctima. El estafador eventualmente comenzará a pedir pequeñas cantidades de dinero para probar a la víctima, y luego pedirá más y más. Las victimas a menudo se convierten en cómplices inconscientes del lavado de dinero.

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Un año después de la muerte de su esposo, Ann decidió de tratar un sitio de citas en línea. En poco tiempo conoció a un hombre llamado “Wayne King”. Comenzaron a comunicar, primero a través del sitio de citas y luego por mensajes de texto. King dijo que era un hombre de 66 años que vivía en Pasadena, California, y era dueño de una compañía en Maryland. King trató de ganarse la confianza de Ann al mostrar “evidencia” que demostró que su cuenta bancaria contenía más de un millón de dólares. Cuando King dijo que su hija estaba en el hospital, Ann envió dinero para ayudar. Entonces King dijo que estaba en Beijing, pero había un problema al enviar productos para su negocio a los Estados Unidos. Le pidió a Ann para ayuda con pagar para enviar los productos a los Estados Unidos a través de Malasia. En el transcurso de un mes, Ann le envió a King $22,000 porque el prometió devolverle el dinero. Más tarde, King le pidió que le comprara cuatro iPhones y un Macbook Pro. Ann exprimió sus tarjetas de crédito para comprarlas y enviarlas a King, otra vez con la promesa de que King le devolvería el dinero. Él nunca lo hizo. A los 69 años de edad, Ann ahora está tomando medicamentos para la ansiedad, puede necesitar una cirugía de corazón y está declarando bancarrota. Sus hijas le dijeron que necesitaba informar esto, y Ann fue a la policía y también lo denuncio al BBB. A pesar de la angustia que ha sufrido, aceptó compartir su historia para ayudar a evitar que otros sufran a través de una experiencia similar.

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suffered, she agreed to share her story to help keep others from suffering through a similar experience.

and then use it to extort money from victims. Don’t succumb to pleas of financial crisis.

Among the report’s key findings:

• Think before going from public to private. Be hesitant if the conversation moves from a social media or a dating site to a more private form of communication like email, instant messaging, or texting. Dating sites often monitor messages to prevent scams, and scammers will try to use this strategy to draw you in without other people interfering.

• There is no “typical” victim of romance fraud. They can be any gender, age, or sexual orientation. The common denominator is that they are seeking a loving relationship, and they believe they have found it. • Scammers often pretend to be U.S. military members. Military officials say they receive thousands of complaints yearly from scam victims around the world. Officials note military members will never need money for leave or health care. • The majority of romance fraud has its home in West Africa, particularly Nigeria. There also are groups that operate in Russia and the Ukraine that employ online dating sites to defraud victims. • At any one time, there may be 25,000 scammers online working to defraud victims. A company that screens profiles for dating companies told BBB that 500,000 of the 3.5 million profiles it scans monthly are fake – around 15%. BBB offers the following tips for daters to avoid being caught in a romance scam: • Protect your identity and your wallet. Scammers prefer prepaid cards and money transfers. Never send money or any personal information to someone you’ve never met in person. Phone conversations or “meeting” someone via a video call doesn’t mean they’re not a scammer. Also, be cautious revealing any personal information or doing anything you might regret later when using video applications. Some scammers use software to record video calls

Los hallazgos clave del informe incluyen: • No hay una víctima “típica” de estafas de romance. Pueden ser de cualquier sexo, edad, u orientación sexual. El denominador común es que buscan una relación amorosa, y creen que le ha encontrado. • Los estafadores a menudo pretenden ser miembros del ejército del EE.UU. Los oficiales militares dicen que reciben miles de quejas anuales de victimas de estafas. Las autoridades también dicen que los miembros del ejército nunca necesitarán dinero para ausentarse o atención medica. • La mayoría de las estafas de romance se originan en África occidental, particularmente en Nigeria. También hay grupos que operan en Rusia y Ucrania que emplean sitios de citas en línea para defraudar a las víctimas. • En cualquier momento, puede haber 25,000 estafadores trabajando en línea para engañar a las víctimas. Una compañía que analiza perfiles para empresas de citas le dijo a BBB que 500,000 de los 3.5 millones de perfiles que escanea mensualmente son falsos, alrededor del 15%. BBB ofrece a las personas que buscan amor los siguientes consejos para evitar las estafas de romance: • Proteja su identidad y su billetera. Los estafadores prefieren tarjetas prepagas y transferencias de dinero. Nunca envíe dinero o información personal a alguien que nunca haya conocido en persona. Las conversaciones telefónicas o “conocer” a alguien a través de una llamada de video no significa que la persona no es un estafador. Además, cuando usar aplicaciones de video, tenga cuidado al revelar cualquier información personal o hacer cualquier cosa que quizás va a lamentar después. Algunos estafadores usan software para grabar llamadas de video y luego usa los videos para extorsionar a las víctimas. No sucumba a las suplicas de crisis

• Do your research. Pour over the profile image and description. If it sounds too good to be true, verify it. You can perform a reverse image search to see if profile photos have been used on other websites. You can also copy a portion of their biography and search to see if it’s been used on other sites. Scammers often use the same profile details and photos on multiple sites. • Ask for details and get specific. Request other forms of identification, like a photo of them holding a piece of paper with their username on it. Ask specific questions about details in their profile. If they claim to be a military member, ask for their official military address as those all end in @mail. mil. Scammers likely will make excuses for why they can’t provide you more information. • Pay attention to communication. Be wary of bad grammar and misspelled words. No one is perfect, but if mistakes often are repeated, it may suggest they aren’t from where they claim. Be on guard for use of pet names, discussions of marriage, or professions of love early in correspondence. • Report it. If you feel like you’ve been victimized, report it to BBB Scam Tracker, the Federal Trade Commission and FBI.

financiera. • Piensa antes de pasar del público a lo privado. Tenga cuidado si la conversación se mueve desde una red social o un sitio de citas a una forma de comunicación más privada como el correo electrónico, la mensajería instantánea o los mensajes de texto. Los sitios de citas a menudo supervisan los mensajes para evitar estafas, y los estafadores intentarán usar esta estrategia para estafarle sin que otras personas interfieran. • Haga su investigación. Escudriñe la imagen del perfil y la descripción. Si suena demasiado bueno para ser verdad, verifíquelo. Puede realizar una búsqueda de imágenes inversa para ver si las fotos de perfil son en otros sitios web y perfiles. También puede copiar una parte de su biografía y buscar si se ha utilizado en otros sitios. Los estafadores a menudo usan los mismos detalles de perfil y fotos en múltiples sitios. • Pida detalles y obtenga información específica. Solicite otras formas de identificación, como una foto de ellos con un pedazo de papel con su nombre de usuario. Haga preguntas específicas sobre los detalles en su perfil. Si dicen que son un miembro del ejército, solicite su dirección militar oficial, ya que todos termina en @mail.mil. Los estafadores probablemente darán excusas por qué no pueden proporcionarle más información. • Presta atención a la comunicación. Tenga cuidado con la mala gramática y las palabras incorrectas. Nadie es perfecto, pero si los errores a menudo se repiten, sugiere que no son de donde dicen. Debe estar alerta por el uso de nombres de mascotas, discusiones sobre el matrimonio o profesiones de amor. • Repórtelo. Si siente que ha sido víctima, informa al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB, la Comisión Federal de Comercio, y el FBI.


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HEALTH

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CÓMO MANTENERSE SALUDABLE EN FAMILIA

FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018

DACA: Protecting Kids' Mental Health

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Familias, corran, salten la cuerda, monten bicicleta, jueguen futbol y coman saludablemente que enero es el Mes Nacional para Mantenerse en Forma en Familia. Tras las festividades de fin de año donde los grandes protagonistas fueron los tradicionales platillos y bebidas, llegan los propósitos de año nuevo para bajar de peso y ponerse en forma, algo que, por lo general se hace de manera individual. Pero este primer mes del año representa una muy buena oportunidad para incluir en este propósito a toda la familia. Anne A. Iaccopucci, coordinadora académica para una vida saludable del Programa 4-H, de la División de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de California (UC ANR, por sus siglas en inglés), le recuerda que para mantenerse en forma hay que seguir una buena alimentación y mantenerse activo físicamente. “Una estilo de vida saludable es vivir de tal manera que sea saludable para la mente y el cuerpo”, señaló Iaccopucci. “Optar por ser activo físicamente, comer alimentos nutritivos y mantener relaciones positivas, todo ello contribuye a una estilo de vida saludable. En el programa 4-H los motivamos a ser felices, saludables y prósperos contribuidores”. Cuando la mayoría de las personas piensan en ponerse en forma, la primera idea que les viene a la mente es inscribirse en un gimnasio. Pero cuando este propósito es adoptado por toda la familia, no es necesario recluirse dentro de cuatro paredes y aparatos costosos para lograrlo. “Adoptar un estilo de vida saludable en familia no requiere de una membresía en el gimnasio ni de una dieta costosa”. Indicó Iaccopucci. “Tomar una caminata en familia después de haber comido un tazón lleno de verduras durante la cena es una forma de mantenerse saludables juntos”. La experta aconseja que si los niños no están familiarizados o se muestran renuentes a consumir alimentos nutritivos, una manera de motivarlos a comerlos es incluyéndolos en la preparación de los mismos. Quien es padre en estos tiempos de entretenimiento electrónico, sabe lo difícil que es apartar a los niños y jóvenes de la televisión, el celular, la tableta o los juegos electrónicos y llevarlos al exterior o a un parque a caminar, montar bicicleta o jugar a la pelota. Sin embargo, por más difícil que parezca, no es imposible.

La experta de UC ANR recomienda establecer parámetros acerca de las horas que la familia pasa frente a las pantallas. “Considere la posibilidad de elegir unos cuantos programas que sean del agrado de todos para verlos juntos y reservar de manera intencional el tiempo para ver esos programas, luego apague la televisión el resto del tiempo”, manifestó Iaccopucci. “Va a descubrir que cuenta con mucho más tiempo libre si solo ven los programas que quieren ver en lugar de trata de encontrar algo para ver. Otra manera de lograr que participen todos juntos en familia es apagando la televisión durante las comidas”. Las Directrices para la Actividad Física en Estados Unidos recomiendan un mínimo de una hora o más de actividad aeróbica diaria para menores de 6 a 17 años. Aunque los menores, especialmente en edad escolar, cumplen con estas directrices a través de su clase de educación física en las escuelas, es en las vacaciones y fines de semana cuando permanecen mayormente inactivos. Para los adultos y adultos mayores en buena salud física, es recomendable realizar una actividad aeróbica de moderada a intensa (caminata) durante dos horas y media a la semana y complementarla con actividades para fortalecer los músculos, dos días o más a la semana. “Una manera de poner a la familia a moverse es asignar a cada miembro la realización de una actividad”, recomienda Ia experta de UC ANR, “Posiblemente a usted le guste el senderismo, a su hijo el juego de la roña o el futbol, así que tomen turnos para dirigir la actividad familiar de la semana. Y si el clima frio o lluvioso no les permite ejercitarse al aire libre, no hay motivo para quedarse inmóvil. Ponga música y bailen, hagan ejercicios de estiramiento, caminen dentro del centro comercial, o en el gimnasio de un centro comunitario. 

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Child Trends For 29-year-old Monique, time with her 2-year-old Talina is precious. Monique lives every day with a nagging fear that her family will someday be torn apart. Monique explains, “I’m actually scared. If I get deported, what would happen with her?” Monique was about Talina’s age when her father, Miguel, uprooted his family to escape the crime and gangs in her Mexican hometown. “Our parents brought us here because they fear for our lives and they want a better future, like any other parent would want for their children.” Since 2015, Monique has been protected from deportation under DACA. But during her early childhood, Monique never knew her parents were undocumented. Now, a  new study  reveals that children these days are highly aware of their parents’ immigration status, and it may be affecting their mental health. Dr. Jens Hainmueller, a researcher at Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab, explains, “It’s the first study where we can really confidently isolate the effect of the DACA eligibility of the mothers on the

mental health of the children.” The social science research team, led by Stanford University’s Policy Lab, analyzed claims data from over 8,000 children whose moms who participated in Oregon’s Emergency Medicaid Program, frequently used by undocumented mothers. They compared the children of women born just before and after the cutoff date for DACA eligibility. For the women who qualified for DACA, their children’s mental health issues, like stress and anxiety, decreased by 50 percent. “What was surprising to us about the results, one was that this drop was very, very large,” says Hainmueller. Immigration attorney Valicia Trowbridge explains, “They know that because of the protections that are granted by DACA that their parents are safe.” Monique’s father was working to obtain his U.S. visa, but was stricken with cancer and died before it was granted. “That day I was in the hospital, he said, ‘Keep on dreaming. Don’t let this keep you from pursuing your dreams.’” For Monique, the dream is a happily-everafter in the U.S. with her family.

No olvide que, además de mantenerse en forma, realizar actividades físicas en familia, es algo que les mantendrá unidos. El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) cuenta con una serie de publicaciones sobre nutrición y actividades físicas que puede descargar en https:// healthy meals.f ns.usda .gov/features-month/ january/family-fit-lifestyle-month Una iniciativa para mantener y mejorar la salud de comunidades y familias es parte de la Visión Estratégica 2025 (Strategic Vision 2025)  de la División de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la UC.

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y deja enfriar el cerdo en su salsa de 1 a 2 horas, hasta que sea fácil de manipular. Desecha la rama de tomillo y la hoja de laurel. 4. Coloca la carne de cerdo sobre una tabla para cortar y desmenúzala con tus dedos o con dos tenedores. Pon a un lado la mitad de la carne desmenuzada para otro uso (ver la nota abajo). Recoge la grasa de la superf icie de la salsa. Mezcla la mitad de la carne cerdo con la salsa. Mantenlo a fuego lento.

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• PREPARACIÓN 30 minutos • COCCIÓN 3 ½ horas • PORCIÓNES 8 personas INGREDIENTES 4 libras de paleta de cerdo deshuesada, asada y sin grasa 2 cucharaditas de sal kosher o más, a gusto 1 cucharadita de pimienta negra fresca molida 5 dientes de ajo 4 cucharadas de aceite de oliva extra virgen. Más, para ser vir (opcional) 2 zanahorias picadas 2 tallos de apio, en trozos 1 cebolla amarilla en trocitos 2 cucharadas de anchoas en aceite, escurridas y picadas f inamente 2 cucharaditas de ají en escamas o más, a gusto 28 onzas de tomates enlatados, pelados enteros en su jugo, cortados gruesos. Guardar el jugo aparte. 1 rama grande de tomillo fresco o ½ cucharadita de tomillo seco 1 hoja de laurel 3 cucharadas de alcaparras en botella, escurridas y enjuagadas 9 onzas de tomatitos cherr y de 9 onzas, cortados a la mitad 1-2 tazas de aceitunas Kalamata deshuesadas 2 paquetes de 8.8 onzas de pasta pappardelle 12 hojas grandes de albahaca fresca, desmenuzadas en trozos pequeños 1/2 taza de queso pecorino romano recién rallado, además de una cuña de queso romano para acompañar (opcional) 1. Para preparar la carne de cerdo: Frota la paleta de cerdo con abundante sal y pimienta. Corta 2 dientes de ajo en 16 rebanaditas.

Haz dieciséis incisiones de 1 pulgada e inserta una rebanadita de ajo en cada incisión. Cubre la carne de cerdo y ponla a enfriar de 6 a 12 horas. 2. En una cacerola de hierro fundido o refractaria, calienta 2 cucharadas de aceite a fuego mediano o alto. A ñade el cerdo y cocina hasta dorar todos sus lados. Traslada la carne de cerdo a una fuente. Vierte todo menos 2 cucharadas de grasa y deja la cacerola en el fuego medio a alto. Corta 2 dientes de ajo más. A ñade la zanahoria, el apio, la cebolla y el ajo picado y cocínalo todo, revolviendo de vez en cuando, hasta que se ablanden los ingredientes, aproximadamente 3 minutos. Agrega 1 cucharada de anchoas y 1 ½ cucharadita de ají en escamas y rev uelve todo hasta que despida aroma, aproximadamente  1 minuto. Vierte los tomates con su jugo, el tomillo y el laurel en la cacerola de hierro y deja que hier va, raspando los trozos adheridos al fondo con una cuchara de madera.  Coloca la carne de cerdo con su caldo en la cacerola. A ñade suf iciente agua caliente para casi cubrir la carne de cerdo y deja que hier va. 3. Cubre bien la cacerola y cocina la carne en el horno a 375 grados F., volteando la carne de cerdo de vez en cuando, añadiendo agua caliente según sea necesario para reponer el líquido evaporado, hasta que la carne esté muy blanda, aproximadamente 3 horas. Retira la cacerola del horno

5. En una sartén grande, preferiblemente antiadherente, calienta las dos cucharadas restantes de aceite a fuego mediano. Corta en trocitos el ajo restante. A ñade el ajo con las alcaparras, la otra cucharada de anchoas y la media cucharada de ají picado y cocina unos dos minutos, revolviendo ocasionalmente hasta que los tomates se ablanden. Pon a un lado. 6. Para cocinar la pasta. Pon a her vir la pasta  Pappardelle  en una cacerola grande de agua con sal, hasta que esté al dente, según las instrucciones de la caja. Retira la pasta y guarda ½ taza del agua

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de cocción. Escurre bien la pasta y viértela en una cazuela. A ñade la salsa, la mezcla de tomatitos cherr y y la mitad de la albahaca y el queso romano. Mézclalos bien. Si la salsa te parece muy espesa, rev uélvela con un poco del agua de cocción que separaste. 7. Vuelve a colocar la sartén a fuego mediano. A ñade la pasta y cocina hasta que esté caliente, más o menos 2 minutos. Vierte la pasta en platos hondos, y cúbrela con la carne de cerdo y la albahaca restantes. Sir ve con aceite adicional para rociar la pasta y un bloque de queso romano para rallar con un pelador de vegetales. Nota: Esta receta rinde alrededor de dos libras de carne de cerdo desmenuzado. Usa la mitad de la carne para esta salsa y guarda el resto para otra comida. Congela la carne de cerdo en un contenedor para congelador bien cerrado y consér vala hasta por 3 meses. Descongela y calienta antes de ser vir. Con un panecillo crujiente puedes preparar un excelente emparedado, mejor si es con queso provolone derretido, brócoli salteado, y ajo.

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Improving foster care placements by making program more efficient goal of legislation SACRAMENTO – Last year, California launched a new statewide program for approving individuals to serve as foster caregivers, and the goal was to fix an inefficient, ineffective system. But since the program has been in place, families have seen huge delays and have not received needed support, causing financial hardship and deterring permanent placements of foster youth.

Specifically, SB 1083 by Mitchell, chair of the Senate budget and Fiscal Review Committee, would enact the policy changes needed to remove hurdles to timely placements.

Rubio agreed, adding, “Last year’s overhaul of the Continuum of Care Reform was long overdue and critical; however, the unintended consequences need to be addressed immediately. AB 2183 provides support to resource parents and the children in their care, fine-tuning the comprehensive goal of the Continuum Care Reform, by preventing financial hardships from causing further trauma to these children.”

Also announced today was introduction of Assembly Bill 2183 by Asm. Blanca Rubio, which would outline funding for families at the time of placement.

Fixing the RFA program will bring California back on track, improving the lives of foster youth and families, Mitchell said.

Today, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced introduction of Senate Bill 1083 to help fix the program, known as Resource Family Approval, to create a more unified, child-centered and family friendly approval process.

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“We need to do a better job of ensuring young people can thrive by placing them in suitable and appropriate foster care homes that serve their best interests,” Mitchell said. “If one believes that our children will be tomorrow’s leaders then we must look through a child-development lens and provide the appropriate resources and policies to get them there.”

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wisc.edu. "It's a free download," she said, "and the purpose of the workbook is to create kind of fun, do-it-yourself exercises to sort of figure out the values behind money - to think about what matters most to you in your life."

MADISON, Wis. - There'll be plenty of f lowers and candy given out today, but to make love grow, you need to have a talk with your honey about money.

Often in a relationship, one party will bring home a bigger paycheck than the other, but Whelan said time and effort can count just as much as money in a relationship.

That's the advice of Christine Whelan, a clinical professor who directs the Money, Relationships and Equality initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of her sayings is, "Roses are red, violets are blue; talk about money and grow your love, too." We often think the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day is with f lowers and candy, Whelan said. "While chocolates are wonderful," she said, "if we want to get at the real thing that makes love work, it's understanding what matters to each of us in the relationship and spending our limited resources in keeping with what matters."

Whether you're in a serious dating relationship or if you've been paired up for years, Whelan said, the best way to ensure that love grows is to understand clearly what really matters to both parties, and often that means having an understanding about how you're going to spend your money. It's

often difficult to start a talk about money, she said, so she offers an online workbook that can help with conversation-starters at more.sohe.

"You know that having your partner value your contributions makes you love them more, makes you feel more appreciated," she said. "So in that money talk with your honey, think about time, too, because all of our scarce resources are valuable." Whelan said full equality in a relationship often requires education and behavior change.

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As oil prices fall, retail prices for gasoline should continue to fall. But with volatility in the stock market, all bets are off WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Feb.14, 2018 –  Gas prices in California dropped for the first time in 2018, but it's unclear whether this one-week decline is a signal that cheaper gas is on the horizon for the Golden State. California's average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $3.34 on Tuesday, just one cent lower on the week. But that small decrease put an end to 45 straight days of rising gasoline prices; California started the year with an average price of $3.10 per gallon and peaked at $3.35 last week. U.S. gas prices typically decrease in January and February as travel demand falls after the holiday season, but rising oil prices the last few months resulted in abnormally high prices at the pump. Crude oil prices hovered around $50 a barrel for most of 2017, but jumped to $70 a barrel by early January 2018 after Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries began to cut oil production.

Some analysts predicted that rising oil prices could hit $80 a barrel and push California gasoline to $4 by this May, but AAA believes that is speculative. The Oil Price Information Service said in its 2018 outlook that $70 prices for crude oil are likely unsustainable in 2018, and after last week's stock market volatility, crude oil prices dropped nearly 8 percent. On Tuesday crude oil was selling for about $62 a barrel. Another factor in this year's higher prices has been a strong economy on the West Coast, which means more people driving and consuming energy. Gasoline demand registered at 9.1 million barrels per day, a 169,000 barrel-per-day increase year-over year.  "California consumers should be prepared for prices to increase this year another potential 10 to 15 cents, but many market factors will drive that. Without a crystal ball, it's too soon to determine," said Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA Northern California.

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STOCKTON

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EUREKA

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TRACY

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FREMONT

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UKIAH

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FRESNO

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VALLEJO

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OAKLAND

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PLEASANTON

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SCHUMER FLOOR REMARKS ON THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING Senators from both parties have engaged in negotiations for months to find a solution that would allow the Dreamers to stay in the United States as well as provide border security. On several occasions, those discussions have yielded results, including last night, when a bipartisan group of moderate Senators reached a breakthrough agreement. The spotlight now turns to the rest of the Senate and especially to President Trump, who throughout these negotiations has not been constructive. President Trump has shown a remarkable ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer this week spoke on the Senate floor regarding the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the immigration debate. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, I rise this morning with a heavy heart for the people of Parkland, Florida and Stoneman Douglas High School, where yesterday, 17 Americans were killed in the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. It was the 18th school shooting this year, Mr. President. We’re only halfway through February. Again, yesterday, the scourge of gun violence visited an American school, a place where our kids should be able to learn free from the shadow of violence and mayhem. Again, we all watched the scenes of children running for their lives. Again, a twisted soul got ahold of an assault rifle and unleashed carnage on the innocent. And even though we didn’t see it, in millions of bedrooms and living rooms in Americans’ homes last night, 10-year old, 8-year old, 12-year old children were saying “mom, dad, what happened? What do I do if this happens in my school?” Again, I address this chamber knowing there are no words that could ease the anguish and the sorrow felt by the parents of those 17 Americans, by their friends and siblings, their neighbors and teachers. As we remember the words of Scripture that tell us “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” let us resolve to do something, something, about the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Now, on an entirely different matter, Mr. President – the current debate on the fate of the Dreamers.

and careers, served in our military. They didn’t break any laws, they were brought here through no fault of their own. And despite their status, despite the fear that comes with living in the shadows, they strived hopefully to make a successful life in this country which they love. What can be more American than that?

compromise. Democrats and Republicans will find provisions they don’t want and wouldn’t include if they had written it. But we have to do our jobs today. We have to rise above our differences, admit that no one will get everything they want, and accept the painful compromises that come with democratic government.

We owe it to them to find a solution that can pass this body of Congress.

That is what the Senate has done through the centuries. It has been hard, people have anguished. But in the past, the Senate has risen to the occasion. Can it do it today? And I say that to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Both sides of the aisle.

President Trump, since he created this problem by terminating DACA last August, has stood in the way of every single proposal that has had a chance to become law.

The only solution, unfortunately, that my friend the Republican Leader has offered is the very partisan Grassley bill. No input from Democrats, no effort to compromise. We Democrats, on the other hand, are supporting several bipartisan agreements on the table, ready to vote on, including the genuine bipartisan compromise the moderates – Democrat and Republican reached last night.

He turned his back on not one but two bipartisan immigration proposals earlier this year. I went so far as to put the president’s wall on the table, and still the president would not take yes for an answer. Now, President Trump seems eager to spike the latest bipartisan compromise, potentially with a veto.

There are plenty of things for everybody not to like in the bill. There is a lot I don’t like in it, believe me. I think the wall will not accomplish anything, it will be an enormous waste of money, and it will be a terrible symbol about America, replacing the beautiful lady who stands in the harbor I represent. But, compromise is

Why? Because it isn’t 100% of what the president wants on immigration? That’s not how our democracy works – you don’t get 100% of what you want in a democracy. Maybe in a dictatorship. You have to give and take. You have to compromise in order to make progress. We’ve tried to do that here in Congress, to solve a problem the president created, and yet time and time again, he’s frustrated our efforts. If the American people want to know why our Congress can look so dysfunctional, they ought to look towards the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. If the president had been quiet, if the president had let us do our work, a bipartisan compromise would have already passed this chamber with sixty five votes, maybe more, and we’d have a solution to protect the Dreamers. But here we are. Let’s hope it could happen. If President Trump rejects another bipartisan compromise, there is no question that the American people will blame President Trump and no one else for the failure to protect the Dreamers.

No one else seems willing to do it. Not the House. Not the president. It is the Senate – what President Washington famously called the cooling saucer for our politics – that can show the nation how to lead; that can show the nation what bipartisanship looks like; what compromise looks like; what progress looks like. The Senate can do that today. So let’s do our jobs, let’s rise to the occasion, and by the end of today, let us say to the Dreamers that the Senate believes America has a place for them, too.

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José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Washington. - Con el apoyo virtualmente unánime de toda la Cámara Alta, salvo el rechazo solitario del senador republicano de Texas Ted Cruz, el Senado puso en marcha esta semana el crucial debate legislativo sobre el Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), es decir sobre el futuro de por lo menos 690,000 “dreamers”, aunque la cifra es quizás dos veces más alta.   Se trata de una prueba de fuego trascendente, no sólo para que el Congreso desmienta la percepción generalizada de ser un órgano legislativo disfuncional y crecientemente incapaz de lograr acuerdos justos y duraderos, o para que el presidente Donald Trump muestra sus supuestas dotes de negociador, sino para mostrar el tipo de sociedad que aspira ser Estados Unidos.   La iniciativa que respaldan los senadores republicanos, el Proyecto de Ley de Seguridad y Éxito, refleja fielmente los cuatro pilares del plan de Trump:  la legalización y naturalización de hasta 1.8 millones de Dreamers, la demanda de 25,000 millones de dólares en seguridad fronteriza, nuevas restricciones a lo que los conservadores llaman “migración en cadena” y la terminación de la denominada lotería de visas.   Específicamente la iniciativa propone limitar la reunificación familiar a conyugues o hijos solteros menores de 18 años de ciudadanos estadounidenses o de residentes legales permanentes. ¿Y los padres?  Para madres y padres sólo habría 150,000 visas temporales de cinco años, renovables, sin la posibilidad de que puedan laborar dentro de los Estados Unidos.  

Es indudable que ese tercer pilar del plan de la Casa Blanca y de los republicanos del congreso constituye una gigantesca píldora venenosa que difícilmente pueden digerir los demócratas. No sólo rompe con la filosofía de unificación familiar que inspira a la política migratoria de Estados Unidos, sino que es una amenaza existencial a un Partido Demócrata que se presenta como una gran carpa donde caben todos, personas de color, la comunidad LGBT etc. Al inicio del debate, el presidente Donald Trump expresó su expectativa de que se puede lograr un acuerdo entre republicanos y demócratas, y aseguró que podría ser la “última oportunidad” de lograr un acuerdo sobre el futuro de DACA. Ciertamente, todos sabemos que fue él quien decidió terminar unilateralmente con el programa a partir del 5 de marzo, a pesar de que este continúa vigente parcialmente gracias a una orden de un juez federal de San Francisco.   Resulta inevitable afirmar que la clase política en Washington tiene una gran responsabilidad en sus manos, que requiere no sólo de su experiencia parlamentaria, sino de su sensibilidad para lograr una solución digna, justo, a la altura del valor de los dreamers, y que haga sentir a los Estados Unidos orgulloso de sus raíces como un país de inmigrantes.   Para ello se requiere hacer a un lado la politiquería, inyectar una fuerte dosis de flexibilidad negociadora por ambas partes, y una altura de miras para pensar en todo aquello que Estados Unidos perdería si no encuentra un arreglo permanente para quienes se han convertido en un modelo de patriotismo, mérito y carácter.   Para más información visita www.laredhispana.com.

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Dirija su propia aula, y de paso obtenga su credencial para enseñar El programa Camino a la Enseñanza del SFUSD es nuestro programa de acreditación patrocinado por el Distrito Escolar, diseñado con el fin de preparar personas que aspiran a ser maestros para las aulas de San Francisco que más los necesiten. PRÁCTICA: Domine las destrezas esenciales para enseñar mientras usted dirige su propia aula de tiempo completo. ASESORÍA: Aprenda a ser exitoso en el SFUSD con la asesoría de un orientador experto. COMMUNIDAD: Únase a ser un grupo de personas que aspiran a ser maestros en su trayectoria a una nueva carrera en el salón de clase. Para obtener más información y hacer una solicitud, por favor visite el portal de internet: sfusdpathwaytoteaching.org SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Eduardo Laguna Servacio AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Eduardo Laguna Servacio You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Erin Benavides Nombre del demandante: Erin Benavides Case Number (Número de caso): 7FL003323 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting

your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus

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

bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www. lawhelpca.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos cónyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto

una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exención De Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección,

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM INSTALLERS NEEDED (Santa Clara County) Compensation: Pay is based on experience. Employment type: full-time Residential design & remodeling company seeking multi-skilled kitchen and bathroom craftsman (apprentice, journeyman and sub-contractors) to join our team of installers. REQUIREMENTS: Effective Communication & Customer Service Skills. Must have current drivers license and submit to a background check. Must have Truck and Tools. Contact: Tom 408 595-6831 y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Erin Benavides 1795 Rockspring Dr #4 San Jose, CA 95112 Date (Fecha): August 10, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) G. Jara Deputy (Asistente): STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation

of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. NOTICE - ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney

if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse del estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, o solicitar un pasaporte nuevo o de repuesto para los hijos menores, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o sin una orden de la corte; 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, excepto en el curso habitual de actividades personal o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte la asignación de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte.

Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. AVISO-ACCESO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONÓMICO: ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es as¡, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir el costo que paga por seguro de salud asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener mas información, visite www. coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Case No. 17FL003323 Erin Benavides 1795 Rockspring Dr #4 San Jose, CA 95112 Phone No: (408) 849-8253


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FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018 Attorney for (name): SelfRepresented Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 PETITIONER: Erin Benavides RESPONDENT: Eduardo Laguna Servacio CASE NUMBER: 17FL003323 PETITION FOR Dissolution (Divorce) of: Marriage 1. LEGAL RELATIONSHIP (check all that apply): a. We are married. 2. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS (check all that apply): a. Petitioner has been a resident of this state for at least six months and of this county for at least three months immediately preceding the filing of this Petition. (For a divorce, at least one person in the legal relationship described in items 1a and 1c must comply with this requirement) 3. STATISTICAL FACTS a. (1) Date of marriage (specify): June 23, 2013 (2) Date of separation (specify): March 5, 2015 (3) Time from date of marriage to date of separation (specify): 1 Years 8 Months 4. MINOR CHILDREN b. The minor children are: Child’s Name: Josiah Angel Benavides Birthdate: November 24, 2015 Age: 20 Months Sex: M Petitioner requests that the court make the following orders: 5. LEGAL GROUNDS (Family Code sections 2200-2210, 2310-2312) a. Divorce (1) irreconcilable differences. 6. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION (PARENTING TIME) a. Legal custody of children to Petitioner b. Physical custody of children to Petitioner

c. Child visitation (parenting time) be granted to Respondent As requested in form FL-311

you should take any other actions. Some changes may require the agreement of your partner or spouse or a court other.

8. SPOUSAL OR DOMESTIC PARTNER SUPPORT b. Terminate (end) the court’s ability to award support to Petitioner and Respondent

–FL-311– CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION (PARENTING TIME) APPLICATION ATTACHMENT -This is not a court order-

9. SEPARATE PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be confirmed by the court.

Petitioner: Erin Benavides RESPONDENT: Eduardo Laguna Servacio CASE NUMBER: 17FL003323

10. COMMUNITY AND QUASI-COMMUNITY PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be divided by the court. 12. I HAVE READ THE RESTRAINING ORDERS ON THE BACK OF THE SUMMONS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY APPLY TO ME WHEN THE PETITION IS FILED I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 08/10/2017 Erin Benavides FOR MORE INFORMATION: Read Legal Steps for a Divorce or Legal Separation (form FL-107 INFO) and visit “Families Change” at www.familieschange. ca.gov – an online guide for parents and children going through divorce and separation. NOTICE: You may redact (black out) social security numbers from any written material filed with the court in this case other than a form used to collect child, spousal or partner support. NOTICE–CANCELLATION OF RIGHTS: Dissolution or legal separation may automatically cancel the rights of a domestic partner or spouse under the other domestic partner’s or spouse’s will, trust, retirement plan, power of attorney, pay-on-death bank account, domestic partner or spouse as beneficiary of the other partner’s or spouse’s life insurance policy. You should review these matters, as well as any credit cards, other credit accounts, insurance policies, retirement plans, and credit reports, to determine whether they should be changes or whether

To Petition 1. Custody. Custody of the minor children of the parties is requested as follows: Child’s Name: Josiah Angel Benavides Date of Birth: November 24, 2015 Legal Custody to (person who decides about health, education, etc.): Erin Benavides Physical Custody (person who decides with whom the child lives): Erin Benavides 2. Visitation (Parenting Time) d. No visitation (parenting time) to Father Your case has been assigned to Judge Beth McGowen in Department 75 for all purposes at the Family Justice Center located at 201 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638692 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. EXECUTIVE SUITE 2. EXECUTIVE SUITE 100, 4701 Patrick Henry Drive, Bldg 16, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Michael K Tomas, 490 La Canada Ct, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 12/01/1991. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Michael K Thomas This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/08/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638692 February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638603 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CARNICERIA EL CORRAL, 259 E. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Pedro Juarez, 135 Franklin St #250, Mountain View, CA 94041. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/04/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN 637181 due to publication requirement not met on previous filing (Publication Required). “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.) /s/ Pedro Juarez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/06/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 638603

acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/01/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Gonzalo U Ruano Gutierrez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/06/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 638595

under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/25/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN 603780 with changes. “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.) /s/ Jermy Gobin Stout This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/25/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 638117

February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018

February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638684 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CORAL CLEAN, 1734 Vollmer Way, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Yovana Y Vega, 1734 Vollmer Way, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 2/08/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Yovana Y Vega This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/08/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 638684

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638131 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: WIN TAX SERVICES, 2090 Morrill Ave, San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Econline INC. 2090 Morrill Ave, San Jose, CA 95132. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/26/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Tianlin Li Econline INC, CEO Article/Registration # C3993321. Above entity formed in the State of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 638131

February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018

February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638595 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GR CHAJINS GARDENING, 13112 Brown Ave, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Gonzalo U Ruano Gutierrez, 13112 Brown Ave, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant began trans-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638117 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MOTOSP, 3180 De La Cruz Blvd, #242, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jeremy Gobin Stout, 2624 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. The registrant began transacting business

February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323242 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Emily Maye Abatecola. Petitioner(s) Emily Maye Abatecola has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS as follows: a. Emily Maye Abatecola to Emmet Maye Abatecola. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/15/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 13, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323320 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xinyu Yi. Petitioner(s) Xinyu Yi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xinyu Yi to Stephanie Xinyu Yi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Ann Florence Winstead To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Ann Florence Winstead, who was a resident of Santa

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Clara County, State of California, and died on January 19, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Anthony John Moffa To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Anthony John Moffa, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on January 4, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322498 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Barachiah Chezkiyan. Petitioner(s) Barachiah Chezkiyan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.


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Barachiah Chezkiyan to Elijah Sonic. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321490 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jaclyn Sanchez. Petitioner(s) Jaclyn Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eliot Avi Marin to Eliot Avi Sanchez Marin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638259 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Redzreferrals, 1930 Camden Av #5, San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara County. Jeanene Mathews,

951 Plum Ct, Hollister, CA 95123. 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.) Jeanene Mathews February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/30/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638089 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Caseras, 1232 Farringdon Dr., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Nestor Aguilar, 1232 Farringdon 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, 01/19/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nestor Aguilar February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638311 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: IC Tax Services, 2695 Moorpark Ave, Suite# 105 San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara County. Isamar Yareli Camberos Gonzalez, 2695 Moorpark Ave, Suite# 105 San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/31/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Isamar Yareli Camberos Gonzalez February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 This statement was

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/31/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637889 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: O-M Electrical, 1135 N 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Osbaldo Miranda, 1135 N 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112.This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/18/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Osbaldo Miranda February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/18/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638626 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tepeke Transmissions, 230 Umbarger Rd, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Victoriano G Romero, 3398 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/07/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victoriano Romero G February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/7/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638622 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. BLINGBETTY MEDIA 2. CORGISHIRE BOOKS, 526 Piazza Dr, Unit A, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Schulz Group Inc. 526 Piazza Dr, Unit A, Mountain View, CA 94043.

The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/01/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Regina Schulz Schulz Group Inc. President Article/Registration #3446023. Above entity formed in the State of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 2/07/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638622 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322389 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elana Tsigaris. Petitioner(s) Elana Tsigaris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elana Tsigaris to Elana Dimopoulos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322363 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yen Hong

Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Yen Hong Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yen Hong Nguyen to Amber Yen Truong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322264 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Josephine Chia-Fen Chang and YungSyau Chen. Petitioner(s) Josephine Chia-Fen Chang and Yung-Syau Chen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brian Y. Chen to Brian Yunli Chen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

OF NAME NO.18CV322362 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luz Adriana Perez and Alfredo D. Torio. Petitioner(s) Luz Adriana Perez and Alfredo D. Torio have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Theron Ronan Torio to Johnny Ronan Torio Perez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322347 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar. Petitioner(s) Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daisy Elizabeth Herrera Aguilar to Daisy Elizabeth Aguilar Herrera. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/1/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018 January 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638090 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Premier Properties and Estates, 20510 Henwood Road San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Premier Properties and Financial INC., 20510 Henwood Road San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/25/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Timothy Jon Woodward President February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/25/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638191 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tomoe Consulting, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Maud Calegari, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/01/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maud Calegari February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/29/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638192 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tomoe Capital Management, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Maud Calegari, 530 Showers Drive #7226 Mountain View, CA 94040.

This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/01/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maud Calegari February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/29/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638268 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: K & M Emporium, 3430 Cortese Circle San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Monica Botero, Costa and Karla Leticia Rojas Meza, 3430 Cortese Circle San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 1/30/2018. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Monica B Costa February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/30/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 5 Stars Janitorial Services, 1400 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Victor Ramos, 1400 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/15/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Victor Ramos February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2017


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FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637951 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Annix Beauty, 1082 Lincoln Ave #23 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Bertha Ana Gonzalez, 828 Hopkins Ave Redwoodcity, CA 94063. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/22/2018 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bertha Ana Gonzalez February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A & O Multi Professional Services, 698 Albanese Cir San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Jorge A Arreola, 698 Albanese Cir San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/08/2005 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge A Arreola February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/31/2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321740 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liyu Lu and Jeffrey Liou. Petitioner (s) Liyu Lu and Jeffrey Liou has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liyu Lu to Judy Jialing Lu b. Blake Liou to Blake Shen Liou. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing

indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.17CV319522 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linda Phan Dang and Aj Trung Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Linda Phan Dang and Aj Trung Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony Hieu Dang to Anthony Hieu Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yayuan Mo and Feng Xiong. Petitioner (s) Yayuan Mo and Feng Xiong has filed a petition for Change of Name with

the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ziyue Xiong to Abigail Ziyue Xiong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321741 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: James Cham and Yangsze Choo. Petitioner (s) James Cham and Yangsze Choo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mikaela An Mei Cham to Mika Cham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322129

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kimberly Elizabeth Grass. Petitioner (s) Kimberly Elizabeth Grass has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kimberly Elizabeth Grass to Alex J Grass. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322011 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Long Bao Vu. Petitioner (s) Long Bao Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Long Bao Vu to Anton Baolong Vu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9,

16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV322183 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Trong Le-Thuy Ngoc Thi Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Nhan Trong Le-Thuy Ngoc Thi Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuc Huu Hoang to Ethan Hoang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO.18CV321888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Merlin Tatel Texon. Petitioner (s) Merlin Tatel Texon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Merlin Tatel Texon to Murell Taule Tatel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general

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

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

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hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637892 The following person(s) is (are) doing business L & R PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN SERVICES, 551 Avalani Avenue Suite 3 San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Higinio Lozano, 551 Avalani Avenue Suite 3, San Jose, CA 95133. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/18/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Higinio Lozano This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/18/2018 Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 637892 January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637965 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MAZ HANDYMAN, 2197 Whinchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Manuel Zepeda, 2197 Whinchester Blvd,


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Campbell, CA 95008. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Manuel Zepeda This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/22/2018 Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 637965 January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 Amended Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Chin-Shu Liang No.17PR182408 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Yungfu F. Liang in the Superior Court of

California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Yungfu F. Liang be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Chin-Shu Liang. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 3/7/2018 at

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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: Jan-Yung Lin of Concorde Law, PC 91 Gregory Lane, Suite 5 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 925-979-5467 January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321219 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Disha

Nanda. Petitioner (s) Disha Nanda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Disha Nanda to Disha Nair. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/3/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320596 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous. Petitioner (s) Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amira Ezzat Antoun Badrous to Jessy Ezzat Saed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

FEBRUARY 16 - 22, 2018 a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314880 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Serra Sullivan. Petitioner (s) Serra Sullivan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Thomas Castillo to Nicholas Thomas Sullivan - Castillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted on 3/6/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 2018

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SIERRA & TIERRA. AMERICA'S ANNUS HORRIBILIS: TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR IN POWER victory, and 72 percent think that whites have become more discriminatory and angry toward them since the election.

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Latinos, and the rest of the country, must also fear for their health after witnessing the worst assault on environmental safeguards in history. Trump’s EPA and Department of the Interior have combined to achieve, among others, the following atrocities:

“I love Hispanics,” once proclaimed Donald Trump in celebration of 5 de Mayo. With friends like him, who needs enemies, as we Latinos have suffered enormously during his first year in office. The chaos of the Trump presidency can be summarized in the most famous phrase he has uttered as president so far, “shithole countries,” in reference to El Salvador, Haiti, and the entire African Continent during a bipartisan immigration policy meeting at the White House. Salvadoran Ambassador to Washington Hugo Martínez denounced that Trump “offended the dignity of El Salvador and other countries” and “vigorously” rejected, along with the rest of the civilized world, that kind of expression. Ironic that Trump so meticulously picks the countries immigrants should come from. His own mother immigrated to the US escaping a dirt-poor corner of Scotland. Trump’s intransigence caused the shutdown of the federal government. And as of today, he continues demanding that the renewal of the DREAM Act and the future of 800,000 Dreamers be conditioned to the approval by Congress of $25 billion for the construction of his border wall, a monument to xenophobia and racism that would cause irreparable damage to border communities and wildlife alike. Remember when Trump repeatedly

• The reckless weakening of air and water standards. •The opening of almost the totality of the country’s coasts to fossil fuel drilling. • Green-lighting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. • And shrinking national monuments and enacting an outrageous fee hike to enter the national parks, which will keep millions of Latinos from visiting these magnificent places.

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promised that Mexico would pay for the wall? Irreparable would also be the human and economic damage if he fulfills his threat to deport 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the US since 2001 under Temporary Protection Status after their country and economy were devastated by earthquakes. And speaking of catastrophes, during his State of the Union Speech Trump promised that the federal government would continue assisting the communities devastated by natural disasters in 2017. Incredibly, hours before, his own FEMA announced that it would stop

providing assistance to Puerto Rico, even though 35 percent of Puerto Ricans remain without electricity and tens of thousands lack access to drinking water, more than four months after hurricanes Maria and Irma desolated the island. Fortunately, a day later, FEMA backtracked saying it will continue its relief operations. In this xenophobic and racist atmosphere, it’s no wonder we Latinos fear for our safety. A recent national Latino Decisions poll revealed that 64 percent of Latinos believe they are more likely to be mistreated or abused by police. Fifty-seven percent feel less safe after Trump’s

It’s no surprise that Trump’s approval ratings are the worst for any president in his first year in office. The country overwhelmingly supports a humane and just immigration solution, including a path to citizenship for the Dreamers; building bridges and not walls with the rest of the world; not turning the federal government’s back on Puerto Rico after its worst disaster ever; and above all, treating one another with dignity and decency, qualities that have been painfully absent in the last year. Javier Sierra is a Sierra Club columnist. Follow him on Twitter @javier_SC 


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PIXAR PIER DEBUTA EL 23 DE JUNIO DE 2018 EN DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK Una nueva área temática dedicada a Pixar debuta este verano con la emocionante montaña rusa Incredicoaster

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Además, el área hasta ahora conocida como el restaurante Ariel's Grotto y el Cove Bar se transformarán en un "lounge", bar restaurante de temática Pixar, y ofrecerá a sus comensales vistas maravillosas de la Paradise Bay y la nueva área Pixar Pier. Pixar Fest permitirá a los visitantes celebrar la amistad hasta el infinito durante este evento de tiempo limitado en el cual las historias y los personajes de Pixar cobrarán vida como nunca antes. En Disneyland, un nuevo espectáculo de fuegos artificiales, "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular",  ofrecerá efectos piroténicos deslumbrantes, música memorable y una historia encantadora. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Parks

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ANAHEIM, California --  Disneyland Resort  debutará su esperadísimo  Pixar Pier en Disney California Adventure Park el 23 de junio de 2018, dando fuerza a un verano donde los visitantes podrán disfrutar de las más populares y conocidas historias y personajes de Pixar. También en junio debutará una nueva carroza, protagonizada por los personajes de "The Incredibles", de Disney•Pixar, que aportará aún más diversión súper heroica al electrizante desfile "Paint the Night". Ambas noticias fueron anunciadas hoy por el Presidente de Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Bob Chapek, durante su presentación de la D23 Expo Japan en el Tokyo Disney Resort. Este año, los visitantes podrán vivir el ingenio, el humor y el encanto de las historias y los personajes Pixar de forma nueva y extraordinaria en el Disneyland Resort, primero a través del primer Pixar Fest, una celebración por tiempo limitado, que da inicio el 23 de junio, y que ofrece a los visitantes la oportunidad de vivir en carne propia la nueva montaña rusa Incredicoaster, una aventura emocionante protagonizada por la superfamilia favorita de todos y todas, y cuya temática está inspirada por la más reciente película de Disney•Pixar, "Incredibles 2". En el Pixar Pier, los visitantes podrán explorar cuatro nuevo vecindarios imaginativos, nuevas atracciones temáticas, entretenimiento y encuentros con los personajes amigos y amigas de Pixar, además de comida y bebida temática, todo ello inspirado en las historias de Pixar. Con motivo del Pixar Fest, el desfile favorito "Paint the Night" regresa el 13 de abril a Disney California Adventure. Y en junio, el espectacular show nocturno añade aún más diversión Pixar

con la incorporación de una carroza nueva y vigorizante inspirada en "The Incredibles". Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl y Frozone darán muestra una vez más de su impresionante súper heroísmo cuando deben enfrentarse a su nueva amenaza y rival, el Underminer. Violet, Dash y Jack-Jack también hacen muestra de sus poderes únicos de formas nuevas y sorprendentes, gracias al empleo de una tecnología visual dinámica e innovadora. Al igual que otros elementos de este desfile espectacular, esta nueva carroza cobrará vida a través de una serie de efectos de ilumimación LED deslumbrantes, nuevos elementos musicales y efectos "pop-art" basados en el estilo visual de las películas, inspiradas en el estilo modernista de mediados del siglo 20. Incredicoaster será el eje central de Pixar Pier. Esta montaña rusa forma parte del primer vecindario de esta nueva área temática que está inspirada en "The Incredibles". Nuevos momentos, escenas, efectos especiales y banda sonora musical, que acompañarán a los personajes, conecta la atracción a la historia de "Incredibles 2", que se estrena en cines el 15 de junio de 2018. Un segundo vecindario en el Pixar Pier se inspirará en "Toy Story" y se centrará alrededor de la popular atracción Toy Story Mania!. El tercer vecindario estará basado en "Inside Out", y contará con una atracción inspirada en "Inside Out", que abrirá sus puertas en un futuro próximo. Mickey's Fun Wheel se transformará en una nueva atracción basada en Pixar, que permitirá a los visitantes disfrutar de las maravillosas vistas del Pixar Pier desde sus nuevas 24 góndolas, que contarán con la presencia de los encantadores personajes amigos de Pixar. Los juegos de feria del área también estarán inspirados en los encantadores personajes de Pixar, incluyendo a favoritos del público como "A Bug's Life," "La Luna" y "WALL·E".

"Pixar Play Parade"  regresa, esta vez abriéndose camino a través del parque Disneyland. Este popular desfile aportará aún más historias Pixar favoritas de la audiencia al incluir tres nuevos elementos, como la famosa lámpara Pixar, o Pixar Lamp, y la pelota, o Ball, del cortometraje de Pixar, "Luxo Jr.",  así como personajes y elementos de "Up" e "Inside Out". Y, por primera vez en Disneyland California Adventure, el desfile  "Paint the Night"  regresará para deleitar a los visitantes con sus 1.5 millones de focos o bombillas LED y sus melodías pegadizas. Además de la nueva carroza dedicada a "The Incredibles", el desfile "Paint the Night" destacará muchas de las historias y personajes de Pixar, como Toy Story", "Monsters, Inc." y  "Cars". Un nuevo festical de cine,  Pixar Shorts, también tendrá lugar durante del Pixar Fest en Disney California Adventure. Pixar Shorts incluirá la proyección rotante en el Sunset Showcase Theater en Hollywood Land de clásicos favoritos del público como "For the Birds" y "LAVA". Y muchas nuevas experienciass Pixar estarán disponibles para el disfrute de los visitantes, incluyendo las actuaciones de una nuevo grupo de música inspirado en Pixar, encuentros con personajes Pixar, y manualidades y actividades especiales para los y las visitantes más jóvenes. Pixar Fest también incluirá elementos adicionales a través de todo el resort, como nueva decoración, entretenimiento al aire libre, comida y bebida temática y mercancía del evento a la venta por tiempo limitado. Todas estas novedades emocionantes, con motivo de la celebración Pixar Fest, de tiempo limitado, y la apertura de la nueva área temática Pixar Fest, se sumarán a las atracciones y entretenimiento Pixar ya disponible a lo largo y ancho del Resort, desde Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters en Disneyland hasta Cars Land en Disney California Adventure.

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HORÓSCOPO CHINO 2018, “EL AÑO DEL PERRO” bendiciones. SERPIENTE (1917 fuego-1929 tierra1941metal-1953 agua-1965 madera-1977 fuego-1989 tierra-2001metal-2013 agua-2025-madera-2037 fuego-2049 tierra) La astrología oriental predice que iniciarás una temporada de buena suerte en todo lo referente a tu trabajo, labores y ocupaciones. Has venido adquiriendo sensatez y experiencia, y esa combinación de talentos te hará conquistar logros mayores.

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PERRO (1922 agua-1934 madera-1946 fuego-1958 tierra-1970 metal-1982 agua-1994 madera-2006 fuego-2018 tierra-2030 metal-2042 agua) Este será el inicio de una nueva etapa en tu destino, muchas situaciones cambiarán para tu bien, actuarás de una manera más sabia, diplomática e inteligente, es presagio que una gran oportunidad se cruzará en tu camino. Tu mundo financiero mejorará notablemente. CERDO (1923 agua-1935 madera-1947 fuego-1959 tierra-1971 metal-1983 agua-1995 madera-2007 fuego-2019 tierra-2031 metal-2043 agua) Situaciones y especialmente relaciones del pasado que no tuvieron un epílogo, retornarán a tu presente. Algo va a cambiar en tu vida, te tomará al principio por sorpresa, y muy pronto le darás gracias al cielo por todo lo que vas a recibir. Definitivamente, serás más feliz. RATA (1924 madera-1936 fuego-1948 tierra-1960 metal-1972 agua-1984 madera-1996 fuego-2008 tierra-2020 metal-2032 agua-2044 madera) Todo lo referente a trámites, documentos y peticiones, estará muy favorecido para ti. Es hora de poner orden en tu vida e imponerte prioridades. Lo que antes era importante, dejará de serlo porque sabrás que es lo mejor y lo más conveniente. La vida te sorprenderá. BUEY (1925 madera-1937 fuego-1949 tierra-1961 metal-1973 agua-1985 madera-1997 fuego-2009 tierra-2021

metal-2033 agua-2045 madera)

CABALLO (1918 tierra-1930 metal-1942 agua1954 madera-1966 fuego-1978 tierra-1990 metal-2002 agua-2014 madera-2026 fuego-2038 tierra-2050 metal)

La fortaleza que te caracteriza y el deseo de vivir, serán factores fundamentales que te harán conquistar metas y propósitos durante este ciclo solar. Puede ser que en este momento estés enfrentando algunos problemas, pero con paciencia y sabiduría, lograrás resolverlo todo de la mejor manera.

Este ciclo astrológico será de mucho beneficio para ti, sabrás delegar responsabilidades, pondrás en orden tu vida y tus finanzas, y lo más importante, le darás el debido mantenimiento a tu cuerpo, convertirás tu buen estado de salud en tu principal prioridad.

TIGRE (1926 fuego-1938 tierra-1950 metal-1962 agua-1974 madera-1986 fuego-1998 tierra-2010 metal-2022 agua-2034 madera-2046 fuego)

OVEJA (1919 tierra-1931 metal-1943 agua1955 madera-1967 fuego-1979 tierra-1991 metal-2003 agua-2015 madera-2027 fuego-2039 tierra-2051 metal)

Es probable que experimentes sentimientos de añoranza, por personas y situaciones del pasado. Este es el momento para hacer borrón y cuenta nueva, también para limar asperezas con quienes enfrentaste enfados y turbulencias. Vivirás una merecida renovación espiritual.

Vivirás un periodo satisfactorio, aprenderás muchas cosas y ganarás experiencia, será necesario que escuches consejos y sugerencias para no cometer los mismos errores del pasado. Si miras a tu alrededor, te darás cuenta que eres una persona muy afortunada.

CONEJO (1927 fuego-1938 tierra-1951 metal-1963 agua-1975 madera-1987 fuego-1999 tierra-2011 metal-2023 agua-2035 madera-2047 fuego)

MONO (1920 metal-1932 agua-1944 madera-1956 fuego-1968 tierra-1980 metal-1992 agua-2004 madera-2016 fuego-2028 tierra-2040 metal)

Ocurrirán cambios y mudanzas que al principio te tomarán por sorpresa, todo será parte de una evolución necesaria en tu destino. Contarás con la bendición de poseer un estado de salud óptimo. Le darás la bienvenida a nuevas oportunidades y a nuevas amistades.

Es presagio que tu círculo de amistades y conocidos, se incrementará durante este ciclo, te volverás muy popular y ganarás aliados, pero debes de tener precaución porque enfrentarás críticas, celos y enemistades gratuitas. Tu vida espiritual se verá fortalecida.

DRAGÓN (1928 tierra-1940 metal-1952 agua1964 madera-1976 fuego-1988 tierra-2000 metal-2012 agua-2024 madera-2036 fuego-2048 tierra)

GALLO (1921 metal-1933 agua-1945 madera-1957 fuego-1969 tierra-1981 metal-1993 agua-2005 madera-2017 fuego-2029 tierra-2041 metal)

La astrología china predice para ti, un lapso de plena felicidad en el sector romántico. Sin importar penas y desencantos del pasado, en este ciclo, serás más feliz, prestarás mayor importancia a tu apariencia física y lograrás elevar tu autoestima. Recibirás

El año del perro trae para ti un cambio favorable en tu sector financiero, sabrás como ahorrar, invertir y manejar el dinero de una manera más sabia. Planes y proyectos que no habías podido realizar en años anteriores, los podrás realizar en este periodo afortunado.

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Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRA MENTO, Calif. Latino groups are praising a protest letter  sent to the Trump administration by state Attorney

General Xavier Becerra and leaders from 17 other states opposing a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Department of Justice recently asked the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question, saying it

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would help with enforcing the Voting Rights Act. Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, said many people would be deterred from participating in the census for fear their information would be shared with immigration authorities.

also is used to allocate federal funds. California is not expected to lose any congressional seats, but Saenz said an undercount of the Latino community would lessen its political power, particularly in states where the population grow th is primarily Hispanic.

"I think it would endanger the census from getting any thing close to an accurate count," he said. "I think the administration knows that, and I think the administration is proposing it to decrease the count from the Latino population in particular."

"It does mean that seats which might end up being Latino-majority congressional seats in Texas, Florida and the other states would instead stay in less-Latino states," he said.

Civil rights groups are hoping that the Census Bureau will reject the request because it is too far along in the process of preparing for the 2020 census. The census takes place every 10 years and is used to reapportion seats in the House of Representatives and in state and local districts. It

The U.S. Constitution requires that all persons be counted in the census, not all citizens. The coalition of attorneys general claims it's a violation of the census clause to knowingly structure the census in a way that would result in a signif icant undercount. The letter is online at oag.ca.gov.

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protect the victims of sexual assault from retaliation. "Our society has systematically failed to listen to and believe victims without also assigning shame, blame or invalidation," she says. "It's past time that the state stood with survivors." The group also is calling for comprehensive K-12 education on the importance of consent, an increase in spending for services for victims of sexual assault, as well as legislation to remove the statute of limitations in assault cases. Last week, a group of Republican lawmakers introduced a package that would expand mandatory reporters of sexual assault to include coaches and athletic trainers, and to let students confidentially report tips about sexual assaults to law enforcement.

Nationally, one in four women reports having been sexually assaulted or abused by the time they graduate from college, and Geiss, an adjunct professor, says the impact of the trauma can undo a student's future. "I understand all too well how derailing it can be for a student who is sexually assaulted to then continue with her or his studies uninterrupted," she adds. "I've had students who were otherwise dedicated to their studies suddenly stop attending class, or have their grades affected negatively." Many of the legislative items laid out have been slowly making their way through the Capitol since the Nassar scandal began to emerge, with lawmakers saying there is bipartisan support for the majority of the proposed changes.

State lawmakers in Michigan are stepping up their legislative response to the Nassar scandal. Photo Credit: Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons

Mona Shand Public News Service LANSING, Mich. – The case of disgraced former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar has prompted state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to look at funding, policy and structural changes

to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The Progressive Women's Caucus this week laid out three principles they hope will guide the state's approach to sexual assault: prevention, protection and accountability.  State Rep. Erika Geiss, D-12th Dist. and the group's vice-chair, wants the state to create a Title Nine ombudsman who would

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Florida School Shooting: Lawmaker Urges Action Beyond Thoughts and Prayers solutions. "I think it would be great if the governor, the speaker and the Senate president could immediately release dollars into our school districts to partner with their local sheriff's associations to do active shooting training within our schools,” Jones said. Scott immediately traveled to the school to be briefed and President Donald Trump sent his condolences to those affected.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A South Florida lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in the state Legislature to do more than just extend thoughts and prayers in the wake of the latest mass shooting.

AN OPEN LETTER TO ELON MUSK Shelly Palmer

Dear Mr. Musk, I had my official Fisher Space Pen in one hand and an open package of vanilla freeze-dried ice cream in the other as Neil Armstrong took “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” My whole family had gathered around the TV set to watch a man walk on the moon. I was filled with emotions that, even now, I find hard to describe. I was proud, inspired, excited, scared, impressed, and … a little jealous. “Dad, do you think regular people will ever be able to go to the moon?” He gave me a very hopeful look and answered, “One day.” Back then, my friends and I had science fiction–based goals. There were remarkable stories written by brilliant and imaginative authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, and Frank Herbert. Those stories created worlds for us that seemed like they might be within reach. And to a bunch of kids coming of age in the late ’60s, Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a Federation of Planets with the Vulcan creed “IDIC” (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) felt like a vision and words to live by. It was not a more innocent time. America was harshly divided. We had lost JFK, RFK, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to assassins’ bullets. And between civil rights clashes and the Vietnam War, things were anything but simple. But at that moment, just before 11pm on July 20, 1969, everyone was hopeful. We were not human beings; we were earthlings – and one of us was standing on the moon. In the 48 years and some 7-odd months since that day, we’ve seen the Space Shuttle, the ISS, the Hubble, some fantastic NASA missions, the Internet, and many manmade wonders come to be, but nothing has filled me with

more pure hope for the future than seeing the success of the Falcon Heavy mission. From liftoff to the synchronous booster landing, the “rocket” part of the mission demonstrated that space is now available to people (as opposed to countries). Thank you. I had been waiting for this moment since I was a kid. But I also need to thank you for, to use your words, the “silliest thing we can imagine.” For reasons I cannot explain, I have been smiling since Starman reached space. “Don’t Panic” on the center console, a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  and the completely ridiculous inclusion of a towel made this mission, my mission!

Democratic Rep. Shevrin Jones of West Park took to Twitter to extend his thoughts and prayers for the students, teachers and staff impacted by Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, but he later called on Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott to do more by offering

According to Everytown Research, a nonprofit that tracks shootings and other incidents related to gun safety near U.S. schools, there have been at least 17 other incidents involving a gun fired on or near U.S. campuses in 2018.

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Of course, what I really want to thank you for is your vision of the future. It does not matter to me whether Space X or Tesla or the Boring Company is successful. What matters to me is that through your eyes, I, we, all of us, get to see a goal-based version of the future where we colonize the moon, use it as a base to ultimately reach and colonize Mars, and then, one day, figure out how to explore interstellar space. To me, the success of the Falcon Heavy mission makes all of this seem possible.

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"I'm so sick and tired of having to come to this place yet once again, and when we do bring up issues and situations like this, we say don't politicize it,” he said. “But if we don't have the conversation now, when do we have it?"

According to Everytown Research, since 2013, there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America — an average of about one a week. Photo Credit: Leon Terra/Flickr

Somewhere Douglas Adams is smiling too, and this May 25th those of us carrying towels will know that somewhere, out there, Starman is with us.

I don’t know if you’ve ever had your own official Fisher Space Pen, or if you and your friends ever made cardboard space capsules, drank Tang, and munched on freeze-dried ice cream while pretending to be astronauts. But from all of us who did: Thank you.

In just 45 days of 2018, there already have been at least six school shootings in the United States. Jones said the issue is far beyond politics.

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