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A COMMENTARY ON CALIFORNIA'S STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The CA State Democratic Party Convention held in San Diego this past February 24-25, 2018, was unusual in that its delegates took note of and reacted to the millennials who were ready to go independent when and if their progressive concerns were not addressed. What are the millennial’s concerns? Simple: Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Equal pay for equal skills and knowledge applied on the job; Redistribution of wealth enabling reduction of working poor populations; Universal Health Care for all (single payer); A woman's right to choose; Fair taxation wherein all of us pay our fair share; maintenance of community safety and security; Let's deal with the homeless; Affordable housing programs with financing programs which encourage home ownership; sustainable nutrition programs (food stamps & school lunches); Realistic education and job training programs (none are 'free'; require a 'community service payback'); minimize corporate imperialism...if a corporate executive is illegally self-serving; send him/ her to jail), replace 'Trickle down economic theory' with a 'trickle up economic theory; etc. An important indication was the outcome: No one was endorsed

because no candidate received the 60% delegate vote required. Senate candidate Kevin DeLeon received 1,508 (57%) of the delegate vote. Incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein received 1,023 (37%) of the delegate vote. (As she walked to the podium, some delegates chanted 'DiFi-Your Time is UP!) This is direct evidence that 'politics as usual' was not happening. The CA State Democratic Party strategists are recognizing that the 4O% Hispanic population will not remain 'loyal Democratic voters' without seeing the acceptance and enactment of legislation which deals with their 'millennial concerns'. The Hispanic-Latino-Mexican communit y must become motivated to 'get out their vote'; those votes cannot be 'bought' with DARK MONEY though efforts will be made to influence their turnout with propaganda promotions which will be based upon 'alternative facts'. Candidate Kevin DeLeon's campaign strategists would be well advised to be prepared for 'campaign promotions' which do not convey the facts, truth, nor realities being faced by marginalized working class folks who end up 'paying the bills' anyway. Senator Dianne Feinstein, as the 'establishment' incumbent, will be a formidable candidate because of her independent personal wealth (estimated at $54 million) plus a campaign fund already having $3 million balance. DiFi is a member of the wealthy elite (0.1%) who has lived

a privileged life style. During her 25 years of public service, her contact with the 'working middle class' was limited. She has not attended several CA Democratic State Party Conferences in the recent past. At this point, Kevin DeLeon has $350,000 campaign fund balance plus the right heritage and experience to be a formidable candidate who has a good opportunity to be elected California's Senator. Think of the following possibility: In the near future, both CA Senators will be individuals whose origins are based in ethnic communities which dominate today's population. With the election of Kevin DeLeon these under-represented communities will become directly represented by individuals who have personal experience with the challenges being faced today by CA's working-class residents. But to achieve that direct representation in the U.S. Senate, ethnic communities, especially Hispanics, will have to focus upon their common heritage, interests, and concerns in order to prevent being 'sliced and diced' into competing groups who do not congeal into the massive voter turnout needed to achieve the leadership changes needed in Washington, D.C. And, Kevin DeLeon has stood up to several of Mr. Trump's inappropriate public policy statements (THAT WALL; SANCTURARY CA) Kevin DeLeon is of Mexican heritage; grew up in San Diego's barrios; and has become the role model which many millennials may want to emulate. In a recent

National Public Radio program, he reminded the reporter that under his leadership, Sacramento established an independent system, which contains no conflict of interest, and which will deal with sexual harassment issues in a very timely manner. Kevin DeLeon said, “The administrative review system is now such that it will become the model to be copied by other states.” In addition, Kevin DeLeon reminded the moderator that 'We need to be careful not to minimize the proper aspirations of those who have been assigned in the past to the sidelines by the establishments. These millennial constituents will become this nation's future leaders despite being 'persons of color', despite having origins in marginalized, disadvantaged communities. It is time those communities have direct representation in keeping with the demographic transitions which are already happening. Social, economic and political changes are happening and merit public's support.” In other campaign contests: For Governor, Gavin Newsom continues as front-runner with 1,087 votes (39%); John Chiang: 836 votes (30%); Delaine Easton: 546 votes (20%) and Antonio Villaraigosa: 241 votes (9%). For Attorney General, Xavier Becerra is an excellent choice who has already 'taken on' the Trump Administration with law suits on behalf of 'DACA/Dreamers', Resisting construction of THAT WALL; on behalf of the State of California as a 'Sanctuary State'; resisted the offshore oil drilling,

etc. The Hispanic Community, during this 2018 Mid-Term election will have its responsibility to learn about candidates, issues, and to vote in their own best interests. That will require some attention to gleaning the truth, the facts, and the reality being faced as a community. Be assured that the DARK MONEY establishment with all its Super-PACs will be doing their thing with promotions designed to misinform, confuse, and misdirect. If, as a constituent, you personally want to make a difference; to be one of millions of 'social and economic change agents', then plan to do your homework so that future elected officials are beholden to 'We, The People' rather than to some special corporate interest. In this era of 'rapid information', it is possible to elect officials whose interests take into account the reality we all face because working together things can be improved for all of us. Our society can achieve the community safety and security that permits having an economy and government which fairly distributes essential resources to people. I do not believe that Divine Providence which created this universe and all its resources, meant for those resources to be owned and controlled by only 0.1%.... Capitalism and competition are great ways to create wealth; the challenge is to now devise distribution systems which meet the needs of 'We, The People'. That means electing new leaders who share our concerns and values and get beyond 'the money'.

SUPREMO REVÉS

José López Zamorano La Red Hispana A sólo unos días del vencimiento oficial de Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), el 5 de marzo, la Suprema Corte de Justicia asestó serio revés judicial al presidente Donald Trump cuando luego de que decidió no escuchar, al menos por ahora, su solicitud de

una apelación a las decisiones de una Corte de San Francisco y otra de New York que mantuvieron vigentes las protecciones para unos 690,000 jóvenes indocumentados, la mayoría de ellos mexicanos. Con su decisión, el más alto tribunal judicial de la nación no sólo mantuvo sin cambios los beneficios de DACA, que blinda a los beneficiarios de las deportaciones y les otorga permisos de trabajo, sino que tendrá el efecto de continuar el proceso de renovación de beneficios, al margen del plazo fijado por la administración Trump.   Pero no hay que perder de vista que se trata de una victoria temporal y de procedimiento, que no resuelve el fondo de la crisis humanitaria que padecen cientos

de miles de jóvenes indocumentados traídos como infantes por sus padres a los Estados Unidos. La Corte Suprema sólo dejó que el caso siga su curso normal, en la Corte de Apelaciones, pero podría aceptar litigar sobre el asunto en un futuro cercano. El nuevo paréntesis legal debe sin embargo ser visto como una nueva oportunidad de que todos aquellos legisladores de ambos partidos que se llenan la boca de elogios retóricos al carácter, patriotismo y contribuciones de los “dreamers”, se pongan a trabajar y destinen el capital político necesario para aprobar una solución al tema de DACA. No basta aparentar compromiso y darse por vencidos al primer intento infructuoso.   Durante este periodo de gracia

judicial, una caravana de dreamers llega a la capital de Estados Unidos desde Nueva York, habiendo recorrido a pie las 250 millas de distancia entre la Gran Manzana y el epicentro del poder en la capital del país. Tuve oportunidad de hablar con algunas de sus integrantes después del reciente fracaso legislativo de DACA en el Senado y su disgusto con ambos partidos es evidentes. Se sienten utilizados políticamente por unos y otros: Piezas de un ajedrez político donde se juega su futuro. Pero los dreamers saben que tienen la razón de su lado y que les queda seguir luchando en la plaza pública y exponiendo sus historias personales, sus éxitos, sus sueños a fin de visibilizar y humanizar el drama personal, familiar y profesional de cien-

tos de miles de jóvenes. Como muchos otros, han aprendido que el cambio real, profundo, viene de abajo hacia arriba, de las comunidades, de la sociedad civil, hacia la clase política, como una olla de presión que genera una fisión política en Washington. Se trata del mismo espíritu y estrategia de lucha que inspiró a una nueva generación de jóvenes a tomar la antorcha de un cambio en las políticas de control de armas y de seguridad escolar. Dijeron un “basta” elocuente que resonó en el país y en el mundo. Los dos movimientos son el embrión de lo que podría ser un cambio tectónico en la política nacional.  Para más información visita www. laredhispana.com.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! NATURAL CONCLUSIONS BY JULIE MERIDIAN ARTIST RECEPTION Friday March 2, 2018 / 7pm KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th St San Jose, CA Free

THE MIRACLE WORKER Friday March 2, 2018 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $32 - $44

THE WHO’S TOMMY – CMT MAINSTAGE Friday March 2, 2018 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $20 - $25

LIVE IN THE MEOW Saturday March 3, 2018 / 10am The Dancing Cat 702 E Julian St San Jose, CA $40

SOUTH FIRST Friday March 2, 2018 / 7pm SoFA District and beyond Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

FRANCO ESCAMILLA Saturday March 3, 2018 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $60 - $100

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Spectacular Latino Films Among 130 World and U.S. Premieres, Cinequest Film & VR Festival brings you gems of Spanish language cinema SJ IMPROV – LOS TRES TRISTES from around the world. Comedy, TIGRES dramas, thrillers, sci-fi from Mexico, South America Friday March 9, 2018 / 7:30pm andSanSpain will Jose Improv Comedy Clubenthrall and entertain. Get inspired 62 S 2nd St with Adios Amor portraying Maria Moreno, who led San Jose, CA migrant farmers towards their dreams. $25 DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Friday March 9, 2018 / 7:30pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $49.95 - $79.95

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CALIFORNIA TEACHERS UNION BRACES FOR HIGH COURT DECISION

Sindicato de Maestros de California se alista para golpe de la Suprema Corte Suzanne Potter California News Service

Union leaders say they are pessimistic that the high court will rule in their favor in the Janus vs. AFSCME case. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California union leaders are speaking out as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could deal a big financial blow to public-sector unions and the causes they support. Arguments started Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The court could decide that states do not have the right to allow public-employee unions to charge nonmembers fair-share agency fees.  California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt sees the case as a transparent move by conservatives to hurt unions that will have both short- and long-term effects. "The short-term being hurting publicsector unions, and the long-term being the ability of working people to fight for better wages and fight for decent health care and retirement," he warns. "That's really what's on the agenda, long-term." Conservative groups argue that no one should be required to contribute to a public-employee union that may take

political positions the person doesn't agree with. However, agency fees, which are typically 50 to 70 percent of the fee to join, cannot by law be used to pay for political advocacy or union elections. Union supporters argue that people who don't join a union still benefit from the labor agreements it negotiates, so it's only fair that they contribute.

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de que la gente trabajadora luche por mejores sueldos y luche por un cuidado de la salud y un retiro decentes. Eso es lo que realmente esta en la agenda a largo plazo."

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - La directiva de la Federacion de Maestros de California (California Federation of Teachers) dice no sentirse optimista sobre el caso que se presenta esta semana en la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos, advirtiendo que la mayoria conservadora podria legislar contra los sindicatos porque estos frecuentemente apoyan a los lideres politicos democratas.

Los grupos conservadores arguyen que nadie deberia ser obligado a contribuir a un sindicato de empleados publicos que toma posturas politicas con las que la persona no comulga. De todos modos las cuotas, normalmente del 50 al 70 por ciento de ingreso, por ley no pueden ser usadas para pagar gestiones politicas ni elecciones sindicales.

La Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos evalua el caso, que podria significar un gran golpe financiero para los sindicatos del sector publico, para las causas y los politicos que apoyan. Las discusiones comenzaron el lunes con el caso llamado Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (Janus contra la Federacion Americana de empleados del Estado, del Condado y Municipales).

Quienes apoyan a los sindicatos arguyen que aun quienes no estan en un sindicato se benefician de los acuerdos que este negocia, asi que es justo que contribuyan. Pechthalt dice que las cuotas de quienes no son miembros representan como un diez por ciento de los ingresos de los sindicatos. Pero agrega que trabaja por una campana fondeada por megadonadores conservadores, para barrer con la fortaleza de las uniones.

La corte podria resolver que los estados no tienen derecho de permitir a los sindicatos de empleados cobrar cuotas proporcionales a quienes no son miembros porque se benefician de los contratos sindicales aunque de hecho no sean sindicalizados.

According to Pechthalt, nonmembers' dues constitute a small percentage of the union's revenues, but he's bracing for a big campaign funded by conservative mega-donors to undermine union strength.

Joshua Pechthalt, presidente de la California Federation of Teachers (Federacion de Maestros de California), dice que es un paso claro de los conservadores para perjudicar a las uniones, cuya tendencia es apoyar a los legisladores democratas - y que esto tendra efectos tanto a corto como a largo plazo.

"As we understand it, the Koch brothers are ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get union members to give up their unions," he says.

"En el el corto plazo es afectar a los sindicatos del sector publico. Y en el largo, la posibilidad

"Entendemos que los Hermanos Koch estan listos para gastar cientos de millones de dolares para lograr que los miembros de los sindicatos renuncien a ellos." Las cuotas justas de agencia para las uniones del sector publico fueron legalizadas en los anos 70, en el caso Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (Abood contra la Junta de Educacion de Detroit). El ano pasado ese caso fue desafiado y la corte voto un empate 4 a 4 luego de la muerte del Juez Antonin Scalia, dejando las cuotas igual. Ahora todas las miradas estaran en el juez conservador Neil Gorsuch, quien fuera nominado por el Presidente Trump. Se espera un veredicto final en junio.

Fair-share agency fees for publicservice unions became legal in the 1970s in the Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case. Last year, that case was challenged and the court split 4-4 after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, leaving the fees in place. Now, all eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch, a conservative who was nominated by President Donald Trump.  A decision is expected by June.

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CALPULLI TONALEHQUEH

Las antiguas civilizaciones de México son conocidas como las culturas prehispánicas de México o las civilizaciones Mexicanas precolombinas, las que lograron el desarrollo cultural más profundo en las Américas. La región mesoamericana alberga las civilizaciones más avanzadas y complejas del continente Americano que se desarrollaron durante muchos siglos antes de la llegada de los invasores "conquistadores" españoles. Las principales culturas prehispánicas mesoamericanas de México son: la cultura Olmeca, Teotihuacana, Tolteca, Zapoteca, Maya, Aztecas, Mixtecas y los pueblos Chichimecas, entre otros. Muchas civilizaciones precolombinas establecieron variadas características culturales como la formación de asentamientos urbanos permanentes, la utilización de la agricultura, la arquitectura civil y monumental, y también la formación de complejas jerarquías sociales. Los Aztecas, también llamados "Mexicas", fueron el ultimo pueblo indígena mesoamericano que pudo desarrollar una rica y compleja cultura, cristalizando muchas tradiciones de pueblos del Antiguo México. Materiales relacionados: agricultura, medicina, astronomía, arte, arquitectura y escritura. Los españoles dominaron a los aztecas y se llevaron gran parte de los objetos de oro de esta civilización. No satisfechos, aún esclavizaron a los Aztecas, forzándolos a trabajar en las minas de oro y plata de la región. Cuauhtémoc fue el último emperador o Tlatoani que reinó desde 1520 hasta su captura por los Españoles. Se resistió a los conquistadores Españoles desde su primera aparición, lideró a los guerreros Aztecas en su batalla final y soportó torturas a manos de los españoles que buscaban tesoros después de su derrota. La Danza Azteca se danzantes de todos de la vida y todos socioeconómicos. Los no solo aprenden

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sino que también adquieren conocimientos de filosofía nahua, historia, matemáticas, arte, lengua náhuatl, cosmología, literatura, etc. Estas experiencias de aprendizaje exponen danzantes a las formas indígenas de conocimiento inherentes a la tradición de Danza. Fue durante este período de tiempo (las decada de los 60’s) que la Danza Azteca comenzó a crecer en popularidad entre las chicanas/os politizadas y se convirtió en una tradición espiritual que atendía las necesidades políticas y espirituales de una comunidad que luchaba por obtener el derecho civil. Algunos danzan por convicción religiosa, otros como parte de su búsqueda de identidad grupal y étnica, y otros como parte de una búsqueda más personal de la identidad individual. La Danza proporciona un sistema de identidad, vínculos sociales y rituales espirituales que trasciende el lenguaje, el género, las fronteras políticas y la clase socioeconómica. Este 20 ° aniversario del Año Nuevo azteca organizado por Calpulli Tonalehqueh, es para todos. Un evento, una celebracion, una ceremonia una tradicion que pretende florecer y mantener viva nuestra cultura. Vendran danzantes de muchas comunidades a lo largo del estado de California, de otros estados, e inclusive de muchas partes de Mexico. Habra actividades para toda la familia. Danzas, resoz, y ofrendas de nuestros hermanos nativos como los Ohlone, Zuni, y Lakota. Todo comenzara con una ceremonia para recibir al sol el Sabado 10 de Marzo a las 6:00am. Un tianguis, o bazar, contará con 40 o más vendedores y expositores que ofrecerán flautas tradicionales, batería, ropa, CD de música e información. También pretende mostrar la diversidad indígena del Área de la Bahía y el patrimonio compartido entre las comunidades indígenas de América del Norte y México. Para más informacion visite nuestra página de Facebook en Calpulli Tonalehqueh o puede llamar al telefono (650) 642-0100. Por favor lea una versión extendida de esta historia en el-observador.com.

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Fase II del Proyecto de Extensión de BART Silicon Valley de VTA PRINCIPALES AGENCIAS: La Administración Federal de Transporte (FTA) de conformidad con la Ley Nacional de Políticas Ambientales (NEPA) y Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) de conformidad con la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA). SEIS/SEIR FINAL: La FTA y VTA han concluido un SEIS/SEIR Final para la Fase II del Proyecto de Extensión de BART Silicon Valley de VTA. El SEIS/SEIR Final incluye respuestas a comentarios recibidos durante la circulación pública del SEIS/SEIR preliminar y de los refinamientos de diseño desde la publicación del SEIS/SEIR Preliminar en diciembre de 2016. ALTERNATIVAS DEL PROYECTO: En el presente documento se evalúan dos alternativas de conformidad con NEPA:

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Michael Rabehl, Cinequest’s Director of Programming & Associate Director talks about the expansion of the “Thrills” portion of Cinequest Film Festival

trip movie where some guy picks up a hitchhiker basically, and the guy ends up carrying a bomb to Berlin in a car. It becomes a cat and mouse game between them, you know, psychological. We have a film shot in India with Kal Penn and Melissa Leo that we’re doing a world premiere of called “The Ashram”, and the director, Ben Rekhi grew up in Mountain View. This is his thriller, more like a magical-surrealist thriller because it deals with a possible cult in the mountains following a healer who has mystical powers. So that is something that is going to stand out a little bit more because of a director who came from this area, grew up here and he’s coming here with his feature. If I had to pick favorites, those would be up there. Can you talk about the VR programming that may be related to the horror/sci-fi/thriller genres? There are several. The Nicholas Cage one, “Humanity Bureau”, also an Ultraman VR that we’re doing the US premiere of. And that’s from the old sci-fi. We also have one with Wesley Snipes, “The Recall”.

“The Ashram”, starring Kal Penn, is one of the highlights of Cinequest Film Festival’s expanded “Thrills” section this year. Photo Credit: Cinequest

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This year’s Cinequest Film Festival has expanded its lineup of genre films, which include horror, sci-fi and thrillers. Now with a competition representing these genres, Director of Programming Michael Rabehl explains why the expansion happened, and just why it might be that people enjoy these types of films. Hi Michael, thanks for the time. Could you tell me about what led to the decision to expand the “Thrills” features into a competition? Well a lot of times these genre films get overlooked in for awards anywhere unless it’s specifically a genre festival. So, for us it just seemed appropriate because every year we keep on seeing more and more artistically done genre films from horror to sci-fi, all that stuff. This year we just expanded it and got a lot more submissions for that category, and it ended up being that we just kept on seeing these great, innovative, types of movies for the genres they’re in. What was your role in cultivating the lineup for this expanded genre? So essentially, I oversee it all so there’s a point where, with this particular section since it was the first time we were doing it, I made sure to see all the films that we were placing in it. Sometimes I don’t see every film, we get 3,000 submissions so I can’t see everything, but in this particular case I watched everything. I wanted to make it stand out. I wanted to take a lot of great care in putting this together. So, along those lines we expanded the awards for the shorts competitions as well, to have a fantasy horror sci-fi shorts awards also. For everything in this particular competition, I hand-picked from submissions and a few from sales companies that I had seen over the course of the year. How did you go about picking which genre films

would be included without being too heavy on one more than others? With the genre films we wanted to have more of representation of different genres, not just horror or not just sci-fi, but we wanted to represent a wide variety in that section so we may have seen ten great horror films that didn’t make it to the festival because we’re not going program ten horror films and then leave out all these other ones that are other genres so we just wanted to make sure we get a nice representation of what’s being done out there on different budget levels too. Like “Berlin Falling” is a high budget but something like “Unfollows” is really low budget, even though it has a lot of effects in it. A lot of them just happen to resonate in such a way where I’d never seen that before. Was the popularity of the “mind benders” shorts program something that led to the expansion of the thrills genre at all? I think with the mind benders in particular it’s just an ongoing feature, one of the longest running shorts series we have. We do comedies too but not every year do we have the strongest comedies coming in through submissions. But mind benders always have a place. I don’t think mind benders was the reason though, for the expansion. [It’s] the idea that genre films are just getting better and better, I mean look at the two biggest films this year, “Shape of Water” and “Get Out”. Those are both being nominated for Academy Awards. That’s unheard of. When it’s nominated for best picture it’s rare for any sort of genre film. Is there any of these films in the “Thrills” category that you are personally your favorites? I usually don’t pick favorites because they’re all like children. One of the films we have in the festival, “Unfollows”, [is] a science fiction movie but it’s also this strange mystery at the same time about a guy who time travels and basically has to solve his own murder. I liked that a lot. I like “Berlin Falling”, it’s a road

The horror genre in VR is one of the biggest ones and that’s one for me that I’m not quite sure about yet, because of the fact that you’re immersed in this environment by yourself with the goggles on. You can’t see anything around you except what you’re seeing in there, and they’re just trying to scare you. Your senses are totally thrown in that realm, but a lot of people love them, and it’s one of the biggest genres for VR.

MARCH 2 - 8, 2018 Last question: People come to watch films for various reasons, in your opinion, why do you think people are attracted to these alternative genres like thrillers, sci-fi and horror? I do think that a lot of times people just want to escape, and horror is sort of an escapist genre, it’s not too many things that you think about. But if I were to ask my older daughter, it’s because she likes to jump in a movie, she likes to be scared. And why do people go on rollercoasters? For me it’s fun, I don’t know if it’s the same for everybody, but I think that it does kind of steer towards some of those baser instincts like escape and being released from something. Maybe it’s the way it also gets some of that anxiety out of your system too, by the screaming. Also, especially with the genre films, it’s more of a social genre too. You go with somebody typically. A lot times [when] you go see a documentary, you don’t go with somebody unless you want to discuss it afterwards. But with genre films you go in couples or groups. There’s a whole group that we reached out to with Yahoo meetup groups, that [attend] weekly screenings of horror genre films and so on. They already plan to come. There’s been so many papers done on why people go towards horror genre and I was sort of thinking about those because I’ve read them over the years, I took a horror genre class in college and so we read a lot about it, but it always comes back to [being] all just theories of why. People just like to be scared for some reason. Well not everybody. It’s interesting.


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Co-Founder Halfdan Hussey breaks down the VR opportunities at Cinequest Film Festival this year and why the festival has impact

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Halfdan Hussey is the Director, CEO & CoFounder of Cinequest Film Festival, which is going on until March 11th. This year brings more than 250 films and experiences to Downtown San Jose and Redwood City, showcased at the various theaters and galleries in the area. In the following interview Hussey details what the meaning of their theme this year, “Impact”, means to him, highlights the second year of the virtual reality (VR) programs, and breaks down some of the Latino lineup at Cinequest for 2018. This year’s theme of the film festival is that of “Impact”. Could you give me a rundown on why that term was chosen, and its greater meaning within the festival? It was chosen because we were asked, as we were thinking about the theme for the year, what is it we’re most proud of? And there’s many things about that but the one [that] I love is, did Cinequest have a positive impact on your life? You can watch movies on Netflix, why would you come to Cinequest to watch a movie? We want you to come because it’s going to have one of the following impacts: You’re going to see a world or united states premiere most of the time. This is a discovery opportunity, which makes it really exciting. You’re gonna get a chance to access films that are not on Netflix or never will be. These are films that come from around the globe, these are not distributed in the United States. You’re also going to see the top hits coming to Cinequest, that are going to be released soon, but you’re going to see them first. So that’s part of the impact. The experience of these movies, the reason that I got into the world of art is because personally, and everyone that loves art, you have great experiences that impact your life. You connect to stories, to people, to cultures, to other ways of life that you can relate to or that are so different from yours that you can

have an empathetic experience and expand your horizons. So, it’s a very exciting thing, that type of impact with art. And then another type of impact with Cinequest is that you’re with people. You’re sharing with lots of live people. Both those you came with, or you can come by yourself, or all the people you meet. At gatherings, at parties at meetups, in lines, at theaters. It’s just incredible Cinequest magic, not Disney magic, but Cinequest magic, when you meet and connect with other people. Meet new friends or have new experiences with old friends. It’s just fantastic and this impact can shape one’s social life, it can be an impact on their career or their work, it can inspire them to do great things or just lift up their hearts. The technologies have a different type of impact. They’re tools. They’re ways we can access new forms of expression and storytelling. One thing I’m really proud of in the Cinequest organization and the experiences that we have produced is they have been inclusive from day one without somebody telling us we should be inclusive and the reason being that the people of the Silicon Valley that run Cinequest, that produce it and volunteers etc. are pretty much a cross section of the globe, and the people we serve are as well. And we’re lucky that the film media is utilized by so many cultures and age groups and walks of life.

sure that there is representation for these communities, and it’s very easy for us to find that.

which 99.9% of films use, and audiences are used to that language. Oh, you cut to this, you cut to that, it equates to expression.

What exciting things are happening this year with the VR portion of the film festival, now in its second year.

But now with virtual reality the cameras are pointing everywhere, how do you do that? How do you choreograph the actors and the storytelling? How do you cut between longshots and close-ups, and then how do you draw a person’s attention to what you want them to see? A movie director in classic Griffith language wants you to focus on one actor and not look at the other by closing up on the actor’s face. But now how do you do that in VR?

Virtual reality is a really great place for Cinequest to make a play because we’ve always been about showcasing both art as well as the technologies that revolutionize and empower artists to create and audiences to have new and better experiences. So, VR, it’s right in line with that because now people can experience both virtual reality cinema and movies as well as other types of virtual reality experiences that are a very high level of content. We started this last year and we were just starting to see top level content for virtual reality at that time and the initial experience was really great for people and we were very encouraged by it, and this year we’re able to do a lot more and we’ve refined our virtual reality an augmented reality experiences. We will have a cinema called “Virtual Reality Cinema” which will present in Samsung Gear technology, is seven different VR programs, which are very exciting and very eclectic and very dynamic mix of 360 movies from around the globe. Second, we’ll have a virtual reality lounge experience where different forms of VR can be experienced on HTC Vive technologies. This will be not only movies but interactive cinema, gaming, immersive experiences. What might that mean? Well walking across on a wire between two skyscrapers, and many different experiences in VR. Educational opportunities, experiencing arts in a new way. Going into a gallery like you were there, or even more different, going into the painting and seeing the world inside of the painting, as if you were there. So, it’s an exciting time for this. We don’t know where VR is going to lead, what’s going to stick, what’s going to work, but we know it’s really thrilling right now, and some of it’s going to be adapted. Is there any of these programs that come to mind that you would specifically recommend, a “must-not-miss” opportunity, if you will?

So that has been a strong suit of ours and we were promoting long before they were fashionable to do such: LGBT cinema and perspectives and lifestyles, again different cultures, not just the ones that are most represented in the Silicon Valley but all of the globe, different age groups, political and social perspectives, you get them all at Cinequest which is great.

Well I think for a really fun one, “The Humanity Bureau” is a great sci-fi virtual reality, and it has a couple of big stars in it including Nicholas Cage whose one of our Maverick Tribute Spirit guests this year, and I love this one. Another one is “Allumette”, which is an incredible animation. And I’ll use those two as examples because VR has really been cooking in animation, and animation works great because you can create a world all around somebody and change that world in animation.

A couple of years ago the academy was really attacked because of the lack of representation and celebration of women artists and that year [Cinequest] had over 50% of our films made by women, producers and directors. That has been the case over the last few years, so I’m proud of that. We don’t do it by quota, we just pick the best, and always look and make

It really works spectacularly well in VR. liveaction storytelling is a greater challenge, because when you make a two-dimensional movie on a flat screen you’re able to put the equipment behind you. People don’t see that, they see the images and you have a film language that’s already established for flat screens, it’s called D.W. Griffith’s film language

I don’t know where the [viewer] will look. They might look up, down, left or right. Some of it can be done through audio cues so there’s a lot of exciting challenges. So, I bring up the “The Humanity Bureau” because they made it work. They staged and choreographed the episodic filmmaking in a way that’s fantastic. For this last portion, we would love for you to highlight the Latino centric films and projects that will be at Cinequest this year. “Adios Amor” is a big standout. Maria Moreno might not be as famous as Cesar Chavez, but she had a major impact. She was a mother of 10-12 children who was also a leader of workers and political activists. An incredible life story, and I think it is wonderful that this film, a USA premiere, really shines a light on what an incredible person she was, as well as leader. We were speaking about women earlier, and here’s this incredible Latina leader who we’re excited to help showcase her work more. We have a really fun movie that’s from Mexico that’s called “Cygnus”, a sci-fi and “twilight zoneish” type of film. If you want something more poignant on current topics, “Hermanos” is wonderful because it parallels Mexican brothers as well as another group of siblings in the United States, both dealing with similar issues with immigration and other current day items. A really terrific documentary. Another one, “Help Me Make it through the Night”, is a very powerful family movie from Mexico. It’s interesting because a large percentage of our community speaks Spanish or is Latino and we have always had an incredible and powerful Spanish language lineup and we have an audience that reflects the makeup of our community as well. In the first era of Cinequest we would see our Latino audience gravitating to our Latino showcase, and now we see our Latino audience gravitating more to just a more international mix of films in general; with a love also of the Spanish language films we’re bringing. I like that because I think it shows that Cinequest has established itself as an inclusive experience for people from all walks of life, coming not only to experience its own culture but a crosssection of the globe. Cinequest Film Festival is happening now in Downtown San Jose and Redwood City. More details available at Cinequest.org.


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SEGÚN UN ESTUDIO, CERCA DE 54,000 HISPANOS HAN SIDO ASESINADOS CON ARMAS DE FUEGO EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DESDE 1999 DOS TERCIOS DE ESTAS MUERTES HAN SIDO HOMICIDIOS • En más de 70 por ciento de los homicidios en que la víctima era hispana hubo uso de armas de fuego. • Sesenta y ocho por ciento de los hispanos víctimas de homicidio fue ultimado con un arma corta. • La probabilidad de que una víctima hispana muera a manos de gente que no conocía es más alta que el promedio nacional. Para 2015, en aquellos casos en que se pudo establecer la relación entre la víctima y el perpetrador, 39 por ciento de las víctimas hispanas fue ultimado por gente que no conocía. En contraste, a nivel nacional 25 por ciento del total de víctimas de homicidio fue ultimado por gente que no conocía.

Cada año en promedio más de 3,100 hispanos son asesinados con armas de fuego. Photo Credit: Pixabay Violence Policy Center

Washington, DC — Entre 1999 y 2015, cerca de 54,000 hispanos fueron asesinados con armas de fuego en los Estados Unidos, con un promedio anual de más de 3,100 muertos por armas de fuego, según indica un nuevo estudio del Violence Policy Center (VPC). Dicho estudio también encontró que la tasa general de victimización por homicidio para hispanos es casi el doble de la correspondiente a gente de raza blanca. En 2015, 70 por ciento de las víctimas hispanas de homicidio murieron por disparos de arma de fuego. Para hispanos entre 15 y 24 años de edad, el homicidio se ubicó como la segunda causa principal de muerte. Además, los hispanos suelen ser asesinados por gente que no conocen.

sea más alto que lo que indican las cifras que reporta este estudio. “Para los hispanos, los estragos letales de la violencia con armas de fuego, sobre todo para los jóvenes, constituye una crisis recurrente. Pero, además, los grandes vacíos que hay en la forma como se recolectan los datos no solo nos impide conocer el verdadero alcance de esta crisis, sino que merma nuestra capacidad para enfrentarla efectivamente”, sostiene Josh Sugarmann, director ejecutivo de VPC. “Las personas que trabajan para reducir la violencia en sus comunidades, desde dirigentes comunitarios hasta formuladores de políticas, necesitan de la mejor información disponible, no sólo para entender mejor los problemas que están enfrentando nuestro apoyo, sino también para establecer qué enfoques preventivos son más efectivos.”

El estudio del VPC se titula Víctimas hispanas de violencia letal con armas de fuego en los Estados Unidos  (http://www.vpc.org/studies/ hispanicesp18.pdf), que en su cuarta entrega anual de nuevo analiza exhaustivamente la violencia con armas de fuego letal que se ejerce en contra de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Dicho estudio se basa en datos provenientes de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC), instituciones de carácter federal, así como en información no publicada del Informe Suplementario sobre Homicidios (Supplementary Homicide Report) de la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI). El estudio está disponible tanto en inglés como en español.

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El estudio encontró que de los 53,788 hispanos muertos con armas de fuego entre 1999 y 2015, las dos terceras partes correspondieron a homicidios (35,553, o 66 por ciento), mientras que 15,593 fueron suicidios (29 por ciento). Además, 981 muertes por armas de fuego fueron no-intencionales (dos por ciento) y 1,661 (tres por ciento) ocurrieron en situaciones cuya intención no se pudo determinar o por intervención legal.

• El suicidio es la tercera causa principal de muerte para hispanos entre 15 y 24 años de edad. En contraste, para blancos de ese mismo grupo de edad es la segunda causa principal de muerte y para jóvenes negros es la tercera causa principal de muerte.

Asimismo, el estudio recomienda que las dependencias gubernamentales mejoren la manera en que recolectan y reportan la información relativa a hispanos que han sido víctimas de violencia por armas de fuego y otras formas de violencia letal. Debido a que la forma en que dichas dependencias recolectan datos tiene serias limitaciones, es casi seguro que el número total de víctimas hispanas

• En los Estados Unidos, la tasa de victimización por homicidio para hispanos es casi el doble de la tasa de homicidios para gente de raza blanca. En 2015 la tasa de victimización por homicidios para hispanos fue 5.10 por 100,000. En contraste, la tasa de victimización por homicidios para gente de raza blanca fue 2.59 por 100,000. • El homicidio es la segunda causa principal de muerte para hispanos entre 15 y 24 años de edad. En contraste, para blancos de ese mismo grupo de edad es la cuarta causa principal de muerte y para jóvenes negros es, de hecho, la causa principal de muerte.

• En 2015, 3,332 hispanos fueron asesinados con armas de fuego. Ese año, 2,021 hispanos murieron en homicidios con armas de fuego, mientras que 1,162 se suicidaron con armas de fuego, 37 perecieron por disparos no intencionales y 112 murieron por intervenciones legales o causas nodeterminadas. • De las 2,021 víctimas hispanas de homicidio en 2015, 1,761 (87 por ciento) eran hombres y 260 (13 por ciento) eran mujeres.

• Un gran porcentaje de las víctimas hispanas de homicidio es gente joven. En 2015, 35 por ciento de los hispanos víctimas de homicidio tenía 24 años de edad o menos. En contraste, para ese mismo año, 37 por ciento de las víctimas de homicidio de raza negra y 20 por ciento de las víctimas de raza blanca tenían 24 años de edad o menos. • Debido a que la forma en que se recolectan datos tiene serias limitaciones, es casi seguro que el número total de víctimas hispanas es más alto que lo que indican las cifras reportadas. Los datos que reportan las dependencias gubernamentales suelen indicar la raza, pero no el origen étnico. Un primer paso para prevenir este tipo de muertes consistiría en documentar –y entender- de manera más completa la victimización de los hispanos en

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Estados Unidos. El estudio recomienda que las dependencias oficiales que recolectan datos sobre muertos y heridos deberían obtener la información completa acerca de su origen étnico, además de lo relativo a raza. Ello aseguraría que la recolección de datos acerca de hispanos víctimas de violencia letal sea más ajustada y completa. La tasa de victimización para hispanos se ha calculado, primero, dividiendo el número total de homicidios de víctimas hispanas por el total de la población hispana, cuyo resultado luego se ha multiplicado por 100.000. El estudio no incluye Puerto Rico ni otros territorios de los EUA. El informe completo, junto con una lista de recomendaciones adicionales que buscan mejorar el reporteo de violencia en contra de hispanos puede encontrarse en la siguiente dirección: http:// www.vpc.org/studies/hispanicesp18.pdf. El informe completo en Inglés puede encontrarse aquí: http://www.vpc.org/studies/hispanic18.pdf. Entregas anteriores del informe pueden encontrarse aquí: www.vpc.org/hispanic.htm El Violence Policy Center (Centro de Políticas sobre Violencia) (www.vpc.org) es una organización educativa de alcance nacional que trabaja para poner un alto a las muertes y lesiones ocasionadas por armas de fuego.

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NEARLY 54,000 HISPANICS KILLED WITH GUNS IN U.S. SINCE 1999 Two Thirds of Deaths are Homicides, Study Finds homicides where the victims were Hispanic. • Sixty-eight percent of Hispanic gun homicide victims were killed with a handgun. • Hispanic victims are more likely to be killed by a stranger than the national average. For 2015, when the victim-to-offender relationship could be identified, 39 percent of Hispanic homicide victims were killed by a stranger. Nationwide, 25 percent of all homicide victims were killed by strangers. • A large percentage of Hispanic homicide victims are young. Thirty-five percent of Hispanic victims in 2015 were age 24 and younger. In comparison, 37 percent of black homicide victims and 20 percent of white homicide victims were age 24 and younger that year. Each year on average more than 3,100 Hispanics are killed with guns. Photo Credit: Pixabay

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WASHINGTON -- Nearly 54,000 Hispanics were killed with guns in the United States from 1999 through 2015, with an average of more than 3,100 gun deaths per year, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study finds that the overall homicide victimization rate for Hispanics is nearly double the homicide victimization rate for whites. In 2015, 70 percent of Hispanic homicide victims died by gunfire. For Hispanics ages 15 to 24, homicide ranked as the second leading cause of death. Hispanics were also more likely to be killed by strangers. Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States  (http://www. vpc.org/studies/hispanic18.pdf) is the fourth edition of the VPC's annual comprehensive study on lethal gun violence against Hispanics in America. It is based on data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as unpublished information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report. The study is available in both English and Spanish. The study found that of the 53,788 Hispanics killed with guns from 1999 through 2015, two thirds of the gun deaths were homicides (35,553, or 66 percent), while 15,593 were suicides (29 percent). An additional 981 gun deaths were unintentional (two percent) and 1,661 (three percent) died of undetermined intent or legal intervention. The study also recommends that government agencies improve the way they collect and report data on Hispanic victims of gun violence and other lethal violence. Because of major limitations in the way public agencies collect information on Hispanic ethnicity, the total number of Hispanic victims of lethal violence is almost certainly higher

than what the study reports. "The lethal toll of gun violence on Hispanics, especially young Hispanics is an ongoing crisis. Yet because of vast gaps in the way data is collected, not only is the full scope of this crisis unknown, but our ability to effectively address it is handicapped," states VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann. "Those working to reduce violence in their communities, from local advocates to policymakers, need the best information available not only to better understand the issues they're facing, but also identify the most effective violence prevention approaches." KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:

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• Because of limitations in the way data is collected, the total number of Hispanic victims is almost certainly higher than the reported numbers suggest. Government agencies often report data on race but not on ethnic origin. Fully documenting and understanding the victimization of Hispanics in the United States is the crucial first step toward preventing such deaths.

that collect data on death and injury should obtain complete information on the ethnic origin of individuals in addition to their race in order to ensure complete and accurate data collection on Hispanic victims of lethal violence. The homicide victimization rate for Hispanics is calculated by dividing the total number of homicides with Hispanic victims by the total Hispanic population and multiplying the result by 100,000. The study does not include Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories. The complete report, along with a list of additional recommendations on improving the reporting of violence against Hispanics, can be found here:http://www.vpc.org/ studies/hispanic18.pdf. The complete report in Spanish can be found here: http://www.vpc.org/studies/ hispanicesp18.pdf Prior editions of the report can be found here: www.vpc.org/hispanic.htm. The Violence Policy Center is a national educational organization working to stop gun death and injury.

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• The homicide rate for Hispanics in the United States is nearly twice as high as the homicide rate for whites. The Hispanic homicide victimization rate in 2015 was 5.10 per 100,000. In comparison, the homicide victimization rate for whites was 2.59 per 100,000. • Homicide is the second leading cause of death for Hispanics ages 15 to 24. For whites in that age group, homicide is the fourthleading cause of death, and for blacks it is the leading cause of death. • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for Hispanics ages 15 to 24. For whites in that age group, suicide is the second-leading cause of death, and for blacks it is the thirdleading cause of death. • In 2015, 3,332 Hispanics were killed with guns. That year, 2,021 Hispanics died in gun homicides, 1,162 died in gun suicides, 37 died in unintentional shootings, and 112 died of undetermined intent or legal intervention. • Of the 2,021 Hispanic firearm homicide victims in 2015, 1,761 (87 percent) were male and 260 (13 percent) were female.

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Spectacular Latino Films Among 130 World and U.S. Premieres, Cinequest Film & VR Festival brings you gems of Spanish language cinema from around the world. Comedy, dramas, thrillers, sci-fi from Mexico, South America and Spain will enthrall and entertain. Get inspired with Adios Amor portraying Maria Moreno, who led migrant farmers towards their dreams.

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HAPPY HOLLOW PARK & ZOO INTRODUCES ORIGINAL BILINGUAL PUPPET SHOW Popular California Puppet Stage Features New Bilingual Show Theater. In this puppet show, Maya, a shy 8-year-old girl with a big imagination, is playing in her abuela’s (grandmother’s) backyard with her snail friend, Speedy. When her older cousin Bianca taunts Maya, Speedy hides in her abuela’s old shed. Bianca dares Maya to rescue Speedy by disobeying her abuela and going into the shed. Maya must show courage to save her friend. “The Puppet Castle Theater at Happy Hollow is one of the oldest puppet theaters in California,” said Charlotte Orr, the park’s new Conservation and Communications Manager. “Our puppet shows provide magical experiences for our many guests year-round, and it stays in their memories.” Photo Credit: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

San José, CA – Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) brings a new happily ever after to San José. The Puppet Castle Theater at HHPZ debuts a bilingual show of adventure in English and Spanish. “Maya la Valiente,” written by HHPZ staff member Stephen Evans, premiered on February 19 at the HHPZ Puppet Castle

Families have enjoyed puppet shows at HHPZ since the park opened in 1961, and they continue to be well attended. The Puppet Castle Theater has told classic fairy tales, such as “The Frog Prince,” “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Three Little Pigs.” These fables still stand the test of time, but HHPZ puppet shows have also adapted to San José’s diversity with cultural stories, such as the Native American legend “Coyote’s Giveaway” and now “Maya la Valiente.”

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The purpose of the forthcoming 2018 Global Climate Action Summit—scheduled to take place September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, California—is to showcase the actions that state and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students, non-profits and other so-called “subnational actors” have taken to reduce their emissions already. Organizers hope to secure bold commitments from them to do even more, thus showing that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand and galvanizing a global movement for climate action that leaves no one behind. This new international meeting is the brainchild of California’s 79-year-old outgoing governor Jerry Brown, one of the country’s great crusaders for cutting carbon emissions despite lack of federal interest in solving the climate crisis. According to Brown, subnational actors are a critical part of the climate solution and can help push the world’s leaders to go further, faster. These leaders will join citizens from around the world to showcase examples of major climate action initiatives already taking place without the aid of the federal government. They hope to inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments in support of the Paris Agreement. Brown has tapped three leaders as summit co-chairs: Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, an Indian conglomerate that recently committed to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments; and Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder/CEO of Bloomberg LP who

is a vigorous campaigner for and generous donor to environmental causes. These three are primarily responsible for shaping the event’s purpose, format and overall curation and leveraging their voices and network for the cause. Why now? According to Brown, 2018 is a turning point: Countries and all of us must step up the commitments that were made in Paris and do more. “The momentum we generate this year must lead to a climate turning point by 2020 in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change,” says Brown. “It must be the beginning of a new phase of action and ambition on climate change.” Participants are expected to go beyond just sharing what they have achieved to date and announce stepped-up commitments to usher in what organizers are hoping will be “a new era of decarbonization and prosperity.” The culmination of the meeting will be a call to action to nations to step up their ambition under the Paris Agreement and cut emissions on a science-based trajectory that limits warming to well below two degrees Celsius. “The Summit seeks to change the climate conversation, broaden and depoliticize the issue, and activate everyone to call for change to preserve our future,” Brown concludes. The governor’s actions in steering California to be one of the world’s most fuel efficient large economies is even more inspiring than his words. Given that Brown won’t be able to run again for governor due to term limits, the Summit may represent the last hurrah of his storied political career. CONTACT: Global Climate Action Summit, globalclimateactionsummit.org. EarthTalk® is a weekly syndicated column produced by Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer for the non-profit EarthTalk. To find out more, submit a question, or make a donation, visit us at EarthTalk.org.

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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 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639266 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EL GALERON DE CARNITAS, 2935 Glen Craig Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Alma Infante, 2935 Glen Craig Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 2/23/2018. 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/ Alma Infante This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639266

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639318 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRISTINE PRINCIPLE VENTURES, 1013 Wood Duck Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Dwight Smith, 1013 Wood Duck Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/1/2017. 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/ Dwight Smith This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras,

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County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639318 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639288 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. DONDE LOS PAISAS 2. DLP CATERING, 611 Martil Way, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: General Partnership. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Sarah Rendon and Durley Galeano, 611 Martil Way, Milpitas, CA 95035. 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/ Sarah Rendon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639288 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 638936 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SCOOP MICROCREAMERY, 203 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): JEG1 LLC., 203 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, N/A. This filing is a refile of previous file # FBN 581620, 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/ Emory Wu JEG1 LLC., Managing Member Article/Registration # 201724310543. Above entity formed in the state of CA.

Fiberglass Fabricator, Assembler, Production Fiberglass parts production, Including, mold preparation and maintenance. Fabricación de partes de fibra de vidrio. Incluyendo, preparación y mantenimiento de moldes. No experience necessary, will train Ninguna experiencia necesaria, se entrenara   Full Time – Tiempo Completo Salary: $15 - Salario: $15 Stop by or call for an interview Visítanos o llama al (510) 796-1306 para un entrevista  J-Cam Fiberglass Laminators Inc. 37444 Sycamore St. Newark, CA. 510-796-1306 This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/14/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638936 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639303 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NOECON, 1350 State Street, Alviso, CA 95002, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Noecon. INC, 1350 State Street, Alviso, CA 95002. 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/ Noe Gonzalez Noecon. INC, President Article/Registration #4103336. Above entity formed in the state of CA. This statement was filed

with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639303 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUSBUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639317 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NISOFT SOLUTIONS, 4979 Grimsby Drive, San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jai P Pugalia and Usha Pugalia, 4979 Grimsby Drive, San Jose, CA 95130. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 6/17/1998. This filing is a refile of previous file # FBN 552192, 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/ Jai P Pugalia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder

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OF NAME NO. 18CV323642 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashkan Kermaniyanrahatabad. Petitioner(s) Ashkan Kermaniyanrahatabad has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashkan Kermaniyanrahatabad to Ashkan Kermanian. 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 5/29/2018 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 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323696 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rebecca Young. Petitioner(s) Rebecca Young has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rebecca Young to Rebecca Yeung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,


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MARCH 2 - 8, 2018 if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 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 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323371 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhelashe Souvann Sajous-Turner. Petitioner(s) Nhelashe Souvann SajousTurner has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhelashe Souvann Sajous-Turner to Nhelashea Sajous Vehar. 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 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Begimai Samykbaeva. Petitioner(s) Begimai Samykbaeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows:

a. Begimai Samykbaeva to Sara Esentur. 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 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise. Petitioner(s) Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vito Kossi Adanhodou to Victor Williams, b. Jonathan Jayden Adanhodou to Jonathan Jayden Williams. 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 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323751 Superior Court of California,

County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fattaneh Sanaei Aghdam. Petitioner(s) Fattaneh Sanaei Aghdam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hasti Anvari to Hasstee Karbalaei. 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 5/29/2018 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 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323735 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem. Petitioner(s) Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem to Sireen Suleiman El-Nashar. 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 5/29/2018 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 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323840 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sook Min Park and Jaeyoung Kwak. Petitioner(s) Sook Min Park and Jaeyoung Kwak has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yong Won Kwak to Stephen Yong Won Kwak. 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 5/29/2018 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 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Evelyn Casta単eda. Petitioner(s) Evelyn Casta単eda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aylin Yamilet Robles Casta単eda to Aylin Ximena Robles Casta単eda. 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 5/29/2018 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 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Karen L. Shurden No.18PR182801 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jordan Reyes in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jordan Reyes be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Karen L. Shurden, Karen Shurden. 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: 04/27/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal 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: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Bernice Shurden No.18PR182800 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jordan Reyes in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jordan Reyes be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Bernice Shurden. 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: 04/27/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Atieh Zarghami No.18PR182876 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Farshad Zarghami in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Farshad Zarghami be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Atieh Zarghami. 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

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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: 05/10/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal 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: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Aldo Patrick Dal Canto To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Aldo Patrick Dal Canto, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on November 29, 2017, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of


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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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639079 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FERMIN’S TRUCKING, 2743 Twin Oaks LN, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: married couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Fermin Anguiano and Maria Carmen Anguiano, 2743 Twin Oaks LN, San Jose, CA 95127. 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/ Maria Anguiano This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/20/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639079 February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638891 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AGSHIFT, 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 118, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: corporation. The name and residence address

of the registrant(s) is (are): JIDDU, INC., 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 118, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/03/2017 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/ Miku Jha JIDDU, INC., Chief Executive Officer Article/Registration #: C3874071. Above entity formed in the state of Delaware. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638891 February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323599 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones. Petitioner(s) Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones to Raymundo Martinez Quinones. 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 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323589 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiaodong Li. Petitioner(s) Xiaodong Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiaodong Li to Dong Xiao Li. 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 5/29/2018 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 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323384 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez. Petitioner(s) Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez to Christina Laura Del Rosario Gonzalez. 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 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323318 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Noelle Trinity Bui. Petitioner(s) Deok J Kim (204,152), The Law Offices of Deok Kim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Noelle Trinity Bui to Noelle Trinity Vo. 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 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322357 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Matthew Allen Rendon. Petitioner(s) Matthew Allen Rendon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Matthew

Allen Rendon to Matthew Allen Rios. 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 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Merle O. Thompson To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Merle O. Thompson, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on November 3, 2017, 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 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Robert Garfield Jenkins To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both

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of Robert Garfield Jenkins, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on June 26, 2017, 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 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 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): 17FL003323 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 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, 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


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, quasi-community 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 that, for division of dissolution

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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.

comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado.

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.

Erin Benavides 1795 Rockspring Dr #4 San Jose, CA 95112 Phone No: (408) 849-8253 Attorney for (name): SelfRepresented

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

Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Case No. 17FL003323

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 8. SPOUSAL OR DOMESTIC PARTNER SUPPORT b. Terminate (end) the court’s ability to award support to Petitioner and Respondent 9. SEPARATE PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be confirmed by the court. 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 you should take any other actions. Some changes may require the agreement of your partner or spouse or a court other. –FL-311– CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION (PARENTING TIME) APPLICATION ATTACHMENT -This is not a court orderPETITIONER: Erin Benavides RESPONDENT: Eduardo Laguna Servacio CASE NUMBER: 17FL003323 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 Thomas, 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

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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 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 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/ 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 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


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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 February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2018 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 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 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. ClerkRecorder 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 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 as follows: a. Emily Maye Abatecola to Emmett 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

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 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. 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 REDZREFERRALS, 1930 Camden Av #5, San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jeanene Mathews, 951 Plum Ct, Hollister, CA 95123. 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/ Jeanene Mathews. Owner This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/30/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Laura Luna, Deputy File No. FBN 638259 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638089 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CASERAS, 1232 Farringdon Dr., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Nestor Aguilar, 1232 Farringdon Dr., San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 01/19/2018. 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/ Nestor Aguilar This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/25/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 638089 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638311 The following person(s) is (are) doing business IC TAX SERVICES, 2695 Moorpark Ave Suite #105, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Isamar Yareli Camberos Gonzalez, 2695 Moorpark Ave Suite #105, San Jose, CA 95128. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 01/31/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I

MARCH 2 - 8, 2018 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/ Isamar Yareli Camberos Gonzalez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 1/31/2018 Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 638311 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 637889 The following person(s) is (are) doing business O-M ELECTRICAL, 1135 N 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Osbaldo Miranda, 1135 N 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 01/18/2018. 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/ Osbaldo Miranda 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 637889 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638626 The following person(s) is (are) doing business TEPEKE TRANSMISSIONS, 230 Umbarger Rd, 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): Victoriano G Romero, 3398 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant

began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 02/07/2018. 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/ Victoriano Romero G This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/7/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 638626 February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 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


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“COCO” EN ESPAÑOL: MAMA E HIJA ANGÉLICA MARÍA Y ANGÉLICA VALE HABLAN SOBRE SUS EXPERIENCIAS TRABAJANDO EN LA PELÍCULA DE DISNEY/PIXAR mucho orgullo. También en el bonus tiene como todos en Pixar pusieron sus ofrendas y llevaron fotos de sus seres queridos pero creo ha sido una inspiración muy bella, a mí no se me hace nada extraño porque es algo que hacemos todos los años mi familia y yo desde que tengo uso de razón pero no tan grandote. Pero que emoción la verdad que la gente ya lo empieza hacer por “Coco”, y que adopten de esa cultura mexicana. Me da mucho gusto y mucho orgullo.

Angélica Vale y su mama Angélica María dan vida a Mamá Imelda y la Abuelita en “Coco” de Disney/Pixar. Photo Credit: Oscar Ponce Arturo Hilario El Observador

Tuvimos la oportunidad especial de hablar con dos actrices de México legendarias, Angélica María y Angélica Vale. La ocasión fue el lanzamiento de la película “Coco” en video y versión digital. María y Vale trabajaron en la versión en español de la película, a lado de actores y figuras famosas del mundo de entretenimiento mexicano y Latino. Angélica María asume el rol de Abuelita, y Angélica Vale la fuerte Mamá Imelda que se encuentra en la tierra de los muertos. En lo siguiente, las Angélicas nos dan una idea de lo que era dar vida a sus personajes de “Coco”, y lo que significan para ellos las lecciones y la representación en la película. Para empezar, quería saber que opinión tienen sobre la película de “Coco” ya que ha salido y ha sido un fenómeno en la taquilla en México, los estados unidos como por todo el mundo. Angélica Vale-La verdad es que estamos muy contentas, muy emocionadas y muy orgullosas por este proyecto. Yo estaba persiguiendo a Disney por años, yo quería formar parte de la familia Disney/Pixar desde hace mucho tiempo hací que estuve persiguiendo hasta que pude conseguir que me audicionaron por este papel y me dijeron luego si quería que mi mama estuviera en el proyecto, cosa que me encanto. Nunca nos imaginamos lo que iba a ser. Nunca nos imaginamos el bello homenaje que era para México esta película. Y para los Latinos en general de la unión familiar y del amor en familia. Esto todo los Latinos nos reconocemos allí. ¿Que fue la reacción de la familia de ustedes a esta película? Angélica Vale- ay no pues mis hijos, qué puedo yo decir. Mis hijos felices de la vida, emocionados de saber que estoy en “Coco”, fueron los primeros en enterarse, porque no podíamos decirle a nadie por supuesto era como "top secret" pero a mis hijos sí les dije! Hací de emocionada estaba. Por supuesto sabiendo también que solamente estoy en la de en español pero muy emocionados. Angélica María- que felicidad la verdad trabajar en “Coco”, es una película hecha

con todos tipos de amor y respecto a el país, y no solamente a mi país, a Latinoamérica porque es una película que habla de unión familiar, del amor la familia y esto los Latinos lo tenemos, es bellísimo. Está hecha en México con una tradición mexicana pero es para toda esta película. Maravillosa esta película, es de ternura, de verdad, de imaginación y de talento. Pero es de amor. Amor que hace mucha falta en el mundo en este momento, yo creo que es un ejemplo maravilloso de amor. Sobre todo en estos momentos, esta película [viene] a darnos un acaricia, a darnos esperanza. ¿Cómo fue la experiencia de trabajar con Pixar y Disney en este proyecto? Y si fue la primera vez que han hecho una película animada, ¿cómo fue por primera vez trabajar en algo así? Angélica María- mi hija ya había hecho otras, no con Disney/Pixar. Angélica Vale- No es lo mismo! Angélica María- Por supuesto que no es lo mismo. [Pero] Yo no, nunca. Esta es la primera vez y estoy encantada, vuelta loca con haberlo hecho. Por la película, lo que significa la película, me divertí haciéndolo. Es realmente un trabajo encantador. Angélica Vale- Para mí fue lo máximo. Ser parte de la familia Disney/Pixar y por eso los perseguí hasta que lo logré. Pero nunca pensé que iba ser en una película tan hermosa, tan bella y la verdad es que todo llega en el momento que tiene que llegar y qué mejor que hacerlo de la mano de mi mami en una película tan familiar y tan bella. Pero si, estoy muy emocionada de ser parte de la familia Disney, y ahora si ya, no vuelvo a doblar para nadie más que para Disney. Ojala nos vuelvan a llamar, si quieren. Angélica Vale- Nos encantaría, yo las veces que Disney me quiera, estaría aqui feliz de la vida. Angélica María- yo también. Que talento, realmente los que hacen la película son unos genios. Angélica Vale- Sabes que es lo bonito, yo descubrí ahora con la copia digital, me puse a ver todos los extras y descubrí que la mayoría de los animadores son Latinos. La mayoría son México-americanos, y eso me dio tanto orgullo, saber que está hecha por gente nuestra también, de verdad que me dio

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Angélica María- Es que a todos los seres humanos nos gusta saber que nuestros familiares que se han ido están con nosotros y que regresan a vernos por lo menos una vez al año. Es bonito eso. ¿Cómo fue saber que estaban trabajando con los otros actores legendarios en la versión en español? ¿y cómo fue crear esta versión en español? Angélica Vale- nunca los vimos, hasta mi mama y yo no trabajamos juntas. La verdad cuando se hace doblaje normalmente trabajas solo. Y no trabajamos con nadie sin embargo saber que estoy en medio de todos estos nombres maravillosos, todo México está en “Coco”! Saber que hice un dueto con el Buki, Víctor Trujillo, gente que en mi país son grandes y muy especiales, y muy talentosos. La verdad es que no pudo ser mejor. Angélica María- Además en español como que cobra más vida, cobra más valor la película porque la hicimos como más expresivo los mexicanos. Ya más el idioma ayuda mucho más a hacerte sentir la pelicular. Mira, yo lloré en la versión en inglés, pero en español lloro como magdalena, y me reí como una payasita. De verdad en español es una preciosidad. Es buenísimo además porque los niños que están perdiendo sus raíces con esta película la retoman. Y si no tenían idea la están adquiriendo, ya están orgullosos de sus raíces ahora por “Coco”. eso es un bello. Y están pidiendo hablar en español y cantan las canciones en español. Eso es muy importante. Es una película que nos ha traído apoyo, que nos a traído amor. Angélica Vale- Como dice mi mama en estos momentos en los estados unidos en donde nos han atacado tanto, creo que el “timing” es importantísimo de “Coco”, y también el valor de sacar de pronto una película en las salas en inglés y español al mismo tiempo. La verdad es como un apoyo que nos dan a los Latinos, y eso se siente muy bonito. Y para finalizar, tienen un momento en la película favorito? Angélica Vale- Yo personal, cuando cantó “La Llorona” me gusta mucho, me divertí mucho. Pero creo que mi momento favorito es cuando “Coco” abraza a su papá. No lo puedo explicar más porque hay gente que no la ha visto, no les quiero arruinar nada. Angélica María- Cuando mi hija canta “La Llorona” pues también para mí. “Coco” está en venta por video en tiendas, y versión digita

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Sagitario

El tránsito de Venus en tu sector familiar, te ayudará a limar asperezas y resolver malos entendidos con seres queridos y personas cercanas a tu entorno. En ocasiones sueles ser volátil y tiendes a padecer lapsos de ira, pero durante este mes gozarás de serenidad y paz interior. Números de la suerte: 22-29-32-39-65-66

HORÓSCOPO DE MARZO

Capricornio

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Aries

El benéfico planeta Venus, navegará por tu signo del día 6 al día 30 de marzo, espera buenas noticias y sorpresas. Mercurio estará retrógrado la última semana del mes, actúa con cautela y analiza tus comentarios antes de expresarlos, ten mucho tacto y diplomacia al hablar. Números de la suerte: 7-9-43-50-65-67

Tauro

Gozarás de un mes más tranquilo y apacible, y podrás reorganizar tus planes, ideas y metas. Sé prudente a la hora de confiar en tus amistades, porque es presagio que alguien se te acercará con un propósito que te causará desagrado. No deposites tu confianza en cualquiera. Números de la suerte: 11-27-31-39-40-50

Géminis

Tendrás ante ti un mes de mucho trabajo, muchas ocupaciones y un sinfín de actividades. Canaliza tu energía de la mejor manera posible y libera el estrés a través del ejercicio físico y la meditación. Tu regente estará retrógrado los últimos ocho días del mes. Paciencia. Números de la suerte: 20-23-34-45-56-69.

Cáncer

Marzo traerá a tu vida un cúmulo de bendiciones, especialmente en tu sector familiar y social. Ya te despojaste de angustias y pesares de épocas anteriores, por ello contarás con más energía y mayores deseos para ir en busca de todos tus sueños y metas. Serás bendecido. Números de la suerte: 4-18-25-28-60-70

Leo

Es probable que resientas algún tipo de energía adversa a tu alrededor, es aconsejable que practiques un ritual espiritual para limpiar tu aura y así nivelar tu poder energético. Date un baño con agua de hierba buena, enciende una vela roja y reza tus oraciones predilectas. Números de la suerte: 1-16-19-21-41-44.

Virgo

Quizá enfrentes muchos desafíos en tu trabajo y en tus labores cotidianas durante este mes de marzo, no te fatigues ni te llenes de coraje, mejor analízalo todo desde un punto de vista más práctico y haz uso de la notable inteligencia que Dios te dio. Este mes te sorprenderá, Números de la suerte: 12-15-37-38-42-61.

Libra

La influencia planetaria se mostrará espléndida en todo lo relacionado a tu mundo romántico y tu sector afectivo. Te mostrarás más noble y tolerante, y es presagio que disfrutarás del amor de una manera plena y sin límites. Recibirás buenas nuevas y muchas invitaciones. Números de la suerte: 13-33-37-42-49-50

Escorpión

Marzo significa un mes de cosecha para los nativos de tu signo, de pronto surgirán oportunidades para ampliar tus horizontes y engordar la billetera. Te propondrán un proyecto laboral, el cual debes aceptar pues será exitoso y te hará brillar como profesional. Números de la suerte: 8-14-44-45-48-62

Este es el mes ideal para que lo dediques plenamente a tu persona, procura un balance ideal entre mente, cuerpo y espíritu. El ejercicio físico constante, la meditación, la oración y llevar una dieta saludable, son factores que te aportarán numerosos beneficios. Números de la suerte: 10-25-30-34-45-67

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Acuario

Es probable que el estrés que has padecido últimamente te juegue una mala pasada, especialmente con tu carácter y trato hacia los demás. Este mes aprenderás a liberarte de pesares y problemas emocionales. Llegarás a la sabia conclusión que todo tiene solución. Números de la suerte: 6-18-24-36-42-55

Piscis

Esta será una temporada muy novedosa y afortunada, Venus ha de influenciar de manera positiva tu sector financiero, espera buenas nuevas y reconocimientos. En este mes de marzo todo te saldrá muy bien, contarás con una dosis extra de buena suerte. ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Números de la suerte: 3-30-33-49-56-63

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A blockchain, or distributed ledger, is a continuously growing list (digital file) of encrypted transactions  called “blocks” that are distributed (copied) to a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of computers. In a background check blockchain, each block would contain agreedupon data suitable for determining whether or not a firearm should be sold to a particular customer.

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to communicate, but doing an actual background check is exceptionally complex.

This past week, the NRA and advocates for gun safety and common sense gun laws found common ground: background checks. According to both sides, gun purchasers should be subjected to rigorous background checks. This is an excellent starting point for a constructive and productive dialogue. The majority of Americans agree that background checks make sense. But progress in establishing a system for background checks has been impeded over the years by legacy infrastructure, outdated technology, and policy disagreements about what data should be shared. “Background checks” is an easy concept

A blockchain-based background check system would offer several benefits over the existing technological infrastructure, including reduced administrative costs, reduced fraud, and increased confidence in the veracity of search results. What Is Blockchain? Blockchain, the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, is one of “the” buzzwords of the past year. Practically everyone is talking about blockchain, and for good reason. Distributed ledgers, the term of art for blockchain’s underlying technology, offer an exciting new way to transact without a central authority.

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Today, several databases must be accessed in order to do a federally compliant background check. First, a federally licensed dealer (a person or organization with a Federal Firearms License, or FFL) accesses the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, then the Interstate Identification Index (III), and finally the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index. This is done via telephone or the internet. If there is no match, the sale may proceed. However, the FBI has three business days to seek additional information (from the judiciary or law enforcement records) to approve or deny a sale. Some states have their own NICS databases. In some states, the state does handgun background checks, and then the state passes information to the FBI for rif le and shotgun background checks. If you think this is starting to sound complicated, it is. There are all kinds of rules and regulations at local, state, and federal levels about how to enter someone into the system and who may be exempted. So How Would Blockchain Help?

If all of this data were available on distributed ledgers, background checks would be more comprehensive and few, if any, transactions would be approved because officials had failed to find any additional data within the three-day time period. Local, tribal, state, and federal agencies would have to agree to participate, as would law enforcement and the judicial departments. But if they all participate, all of the necessary background data would be encrypted and living in immutable blocks, ready to be searched. A blockchain containing this background check data would be valuable to every security agency (but that’s a topic for another article). This Can Happen with Your Help Whether we make the current NICS mandatory in every state or we find a way to use blockchain technology to improve the process. I believe this is common ground. So, let’s start with a common goal — if you support mandatory background checks, please join the Gun Safety Alliance (GSA), a coalition of business leaders who support the Second Amendment while advocating for gun safety and universal background checks. The GSA will help you channel your skills, your networks, and your energy to raise awareness of the facts about gun violence, accidental deaths, suicide, and domestic abuse, all with the goal of engaging citizens to push for sensible gun laws. Please join the GSA’s  Facebook Group  or follow @GunSafetyNow on Twitter. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

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Hasta agotar existencias. Se distribuirán los boletos por orden de llegada. No hay obligación de compra. Cada boleto admite el ingreso de dos personas. Los empleados de todos los socios de esta promoción y sus agencias no podrán participar. Esta película ha sido clasificada R por la MPAA.

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Todo lo que tienes que hacer para recibir tus boletos es visitar http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/543352 para descargar tus boletos.

NO ES NECESARIO COMPRAR NADA. Límite de (1) pase por persona. Empleados de las partes involucradas en esta promoción y sus agencias no son eligibles. No válido donde es prohibido. Los asientos serán asignados conforme vayan llegando. El espacio es limitado, así que llega temprano. Los pases no garantizan que tendrán un asiento para la función. © 2018 Disney Enterprises

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