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MARCH 10 - 16, 2017

THOUGHTS CONCERNING THE COYOTE CREEK FLOOD

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR First, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone has reminded all that Coyote Creek f lood victims are entitled to a temporary property tax break. If your real property's f lood damage exceeded $10,000, a program named “The Calamity Property Tax Relief Program” is what you need to apply for (within 12 months). Just go to the County Assessor's website; download the form to learn what information is required. Applications forms must be submitted. Phone: 408-299-5500. The Coyote Creek f looded the City of Alviso back during 1983 (levee breached). And it seems that at 20 year intervals, the Coyote Creek overf lows to f lood some communities as it has historically. It may be prudent for the existing f lood zones to be re-zoned to require residential buildings to be built on stilts (i.e. be elevated) so as to minimize water damage to furnishings and personal goods.

On Thursday, 03.09.17 a public meeting was held at San Jose City Hall to debrief, in a transparent manner, what transpired with the objective of making improvements. Mayor Sam Liccardo is to be respected for publicly stating that 'the Office of the San Jose Mayor assumes any and all responsibility.” That is a magnanimous statement; politically correct; but not true since the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCV WD) has jurisdiction and responsibility for the Coyote Creek watershed and the Anderson Dam located just east of Morgan Hill upstream. I went to the SCVWD website to learn that for several years the Anderson Dam was in need of 'seismic upgrade' and other improvements. As an outcome of the 'pineapple rain storms' which delivered 'monsoon type rainstorms' for several days, the Anderson Dam was allowed to go from less than 15% capacity to 103% capacity. When this reservoir level almost breached its own top, then water was released into the Coyote Creek. It is important that SCVWD hydrology engineers accurately determine the capacity of the Coyote Creek channel so as not to overload it again. It is noted that in the past federal assistance from the Army Corps of Engineers was requested and denied (2016).

It is also important to have the same hydrologic data for the Lower Silver Creek, Los Gatos Creek and the Guadalupe River. All of these creeks and river end up flowing through the Alviso District which is currently protected by levees. Understand that due to subsidence, some areas of Alviso community are at least 6 feet below sea level. A f lood of this sort must never be allowed to happen again, because the City of San Jose and the SCVWD both know they must collaborate and communicate effectively. The Alviso community has an Air raid siren type of alarm:...It is used whenever a f lood is imminent and possible. This type of alarm may be required all along the Coyote Creek, especially located in every known low f lood zone. As in many other communities (e.g. New Orleans, LA.), it is the low income marginalized residents who had to evacuate their residences on very short notice. While a siren or door to door notice system may be planned and implemented; this community must encourage its citizens to register to vote, and vote in numbers exceeding 70%. Then these citizens will be 'true con-

stituents' with the ability to replace any elected official or demand the discharge of any technical specialist who did not function adequately nor professionally. The SCVWD professional staff must know the capacity of all creek and river channels so as to prevent the overloading of the stream beds (and keeping them below the f lood levels). And those who remove high volumes of water from the aquifers must also be regulated more so as to mitigate continued subsidence. This community must raise the level of knowledge, vigilance and awareness to prevent any future f looding incident ever again. The SCVWD has the direct jurisdictional responsibility to ensure the f lood control which local residents require. Yet praise-worthy happenings occurred during this ordeal: First responders assisted many without injury or loss of lives. And altruism was evident from 'personal modest assistance' to that $5 million donated to the San Joe City Flood Relief Fund. This very diverse community demonstrated a very high humane standard. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM THE SCVWD WEBSITE:

“The Santa Clara Valley Water District is the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County, supplying wholesale water, prov iding f lood protection and serving as environmental steward for clean, safe creeks and healthy ecosystems.” “It serves approximately two million people in 15 cities: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mt. View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale, and the towns of Los Altos Hills and Los Gatos.”

'As the county's water wholesaler, the water district makes sure there is enough clean, safe water for homes and businesses,”

“As the agency responsible for local f lood protection, the water district works diligently to protect Santa Clara Valley residents and businesses from the devastating effects of f looding.” “Our stream stewardship responsibilities include creek restoration and wildlife habitat projects, pollution prevention efforts and a commitment to natural flood protection.”

UN MODELO DE DEFENSORÍA OPORTUNA Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Tradicionalmente, los consulados son el sitio obligado para la realización de los trámites personales de millones de extranjeros que residen en los Estados Unidos, desde la obtención de actas de nacimiento, identificaciones, doble nacionalidad o permisos de menaje, así como para la orientación y protección de inmigrantes en el país. Pero los tiempos actuales, marcados por la implementación de nuevas directrices de política migratoria, obligaban a una revisión del modelo de actuación consular para adecuarlo a las necesidades del momento, al menos eso se desprende de la decisión de México de convertir su red de 50 consulados en auténticos “Centros de Defensoría” para más de 10 millones

de mexicanos en Estados Unidos. “Los ‘Centros de Defensoría’ ofrecerán un espacio exclusivo para que los mexicanos que lo requieran reciban orientación y asesoría legal directa. Este servicio no sólo se ofrecerá en la sede consular, sino que se extenderá a los consulados móviles y sobre ruedas”, de acuerdo con la cancillería mexicana. Con base en la noción de que muchos problemas se evitarían si tuviéramos la información a la mano, los consulados ofrecerán también talleres informativos denominados “Conoce Tus Derechos”, que pondrán a la mano de los mexicanos interesados la información clave para saber cómo responder cuando tengan encuentros con las autoridades estadounidenses. Asimismo, contarán con los llamados

“Talleres de Diagnóstico Migratorio” para que los mexicanos examinen las opciones de que disponen en materia migratoria y “Talleres de Ciudadanía” no sólo para alentar la naturalización de casi 3 millones de residentes legales permanentes mexicanos, sino incluso de apoyarlos cuando no puedan completar el proceso por razones económicas. En la medida que los mexicanos representamos la mayoría de extranjeros en Estados Unidos, con y sin documentos migratorios, tiene sentido que este nuevo esquema incluya acciones de protección directa, gratuita, individualizada y, por si fuera poco, móvil. Tuve oportunidad de conversar con activistas y migrantes mexicanos durante el lanzamiento de esta iniciativa en la ciudad de Washington

y la respuesta fue, como era de esperarse, positiva. En estos momentos de incertidumbre y ansiedad por los cambios migratorios, es más importante que nunca tener una fuente de información confiable y un espacio gratuito de defensa legal. Al margen de si se cumplen las expresiones de interés del nuevo gobierno estadounidense de una reforma migratoria, que un país con el mayor número de inmigrantes ponga en marcha mecanismos innovadores de respaldo a sus connacionales, debe ser no sólo bienvenidos sino replicado: las necesidades de la comunidad de inmigrantes de todas las nacionalidades son muchas y los recursos rinden más si se utilizan colectivamente.   Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

Poetic Justice / Justicia Poética Now thorugh April 6, 2017 Center for Latino Policy Research 2547 Channing Way (between Telegraph Ave. and Haste), Berkeley Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)

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CINEQUEST Friday March 10, 2017 / All Day Various Locations Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA www.cinequest.org

DASH BERLIN Saturday March 11, 2017 / 9pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $45

SJ FLOOD RELIEF BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU SEMINAR Saturday March 11, 2017 / 9am Heroes Martial Arts 460 Market St San Jose, CA $1 per minute

CIRQUE DE SOLEIL – LUZIA Friday March 10, 2017 / All Day 167 Asbury St San Jose, CA $49 and up

NASHVILLE AT SAN JOSE Saturday March 11, 2017 / 1pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA www.sjsharks.com

THE ROOM Sunday March 12, 2017 / 12am Camera 3 Entertainment 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $7.50

“MATILDA” Friday March 10, 2017 / 8pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $43 - $128

SAN JOSE BARRACUDA Saturday March 11, 2017 / 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $16 - $78

KIDS FOOD FESTIVAL Sunday March 12, 2017 / 12pm Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA $12 - $13

THE CEMETERY CLUB Friday March 10, 2017 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $15 - $40

STEINWAY SOCIETY – THE BAY AREA PRESENTS CONCERT PIANIST BORIS GILTBURG Saturday March 11, 2017 / 7:30pm Trianon Theatre 72 N 5th St San Jose, CA $40 - $60

FREE KIDNEY SCREENING EVENT Saturday March 18, 2017 Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation 2355 Oakland Rd San Jose, CA Free

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5 things to know about racial and ethnic disparities in special education

Each year, roughly 6 million students with disabilities, ages 6 to 21, receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although special education is a source of critical services and supports for these students, students of color with disabilities still face a number of obstacles impeding their ability to succeed in school. In 2015, only 3 percent of black and Hispanic 12th -grade students with disabilities achieved proficiency in reading, while practically none achieved proficiency in math. In late December 2016, the U.S. Department of Education issued final rules to prompt states to proactively address racial and ethnic disparities in the identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities. That same month, they released comprehensive legal guidance describing schools' obligations under federal civil rights and disabilities statutes not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the administration of special education. To help educators, school communities, and education officials understand the challenges prompting these initiatives, here are five critical facts about racial and ethnic disparities in special education: 1. There are wide disparities in disability identification by race and ethnicity. In general, students of color are disproportionately overrepresented among children with disabilities: black students are 40 percent more likely, and American Indian students are 70 percent more likely, to be identified as having disabilities than are their peers. The overrepresentation of particular demographics varies depending on the type of disability, and disparities are

3. In a single year, 1 in 5 black, American Indian, and multiracial boys with disabilities were suspended from school. According to the U.S. Department of Education's 2013 to 2014 Civil Rights Data Collection, students with disabilities (12 percent) are twice as likely as their peers without disabilities (5 percent) to receive at least one out-of-school suspension. Suspension from school is associated with an increased risk of dropout, grade retention, and contact with the juvenile justice system. To ensure students' access to a free and appropriate public education, as promised by IDEA, schools should take care to address both academic and behavioral needs in the development of students' individualized education programs (IEPs).

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and American Indian or Alaskan Native children with disabilities were similarly placed.

particularly prevalent for so-called highincidence disabilities, including specific learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. Black students are twice as likely to be identified as having emotional disturbance and intellectual disability as their peers. American Indian students are twice as likely to be identified as having specific learning disabilities, and four times as likely to be identified as having developmental delays. Research does not support the conclusion that race and ethnic disproportionality in special education is due to differences in socioeconomic status between groups. Efforts to reduce disparity, then, should support more widespread screening for developmental delays among young children, and should assist educators in identifying disabilities early and appropriately to address student needs. One study found that 4-year-old black children were also disproportionately underrepresented in early childhood special education and early intervention programs. 2. Many children of color with disabilities experience a segregated education system. While children with disabilities have been placed in more inclusive education settings since the early 1990s, progress toward inclusion has not improved over the last decade, specifically. To ensure greatest access to rigorous academic content, IDEA statute requires that children with disabilities receive their education in the least restrictive environment, alongside children without disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. However, in 2014, children of color with disabilities-including 17 percent of black students, and 21 percent of Asian students--were placed in the regular classroom, on average, less than 40 percent of the school day. By comparison, 11 percent of white

4. I DEA provisions intended to address racial and ethnic disparities are underused. For example, Section 618(d) of IDEA requires states to identify school districts with significant disproportionality, by race or ethnicity, in the identification, placement, or discipline of children with disabilities. Such school districts must reserve 15 percent of federal funds provided under IDEA, Part B to implement comprehensive, coordinated early intervening services to address the disparity. However, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, each year, 3 percent or less of all school districts are identified as having significant disproportionality. In 2013, 75 percent

MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 of the identified school districts were located in seven states. That same year, 22 states did not identify any districts with significant disproportionality. While there is no consensus definition of significant disproportionality - as the term refers to an IDEA legal standard, to be decided on by states, the U.S. Department of Education published preliminary data identifying extensive racial and ethnic disparities in every state in the union. Under the new final rule from the U.S. Department of Education, all states will be required to follow a standard approach to define and identify significant disproportionality in school districts. 5. Greater f lexibility to implement comprehensive, coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) may help school districts address special education disparities, and improve academic outcomes for children of color with disabilities. Historically, school districts with significant disproportionality were prohibited from using comprehensive CEIS to address the needs of preschool children or children with disabilities. Such restrictions would have prevented schools from using comprehensive CEIS for training IEP teams to build better behavioral supports into students' IEPs, even to address placement or discipline disparities. Such restrictions would also have prevented efforts to identify and serve preschool children in order to prevent future disparities in disability identification. Under the new final rule, school districts may implement comprehensive CEIS in a manner that addresses identified racial and ethnic disparities, which may include activities that support students with disabilities and preschool


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AVOID A BURN THIS SPRING BREAK WITH THESE BBB TIPS

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Better Business Bureau March is here, and that means spring break is right around the corner! Spring break is the perfect time to take a break from work or school and enjoy some time in the sun. If you want to take more than a stay-cation this year and do some traveling, there are a few things you should be aware of to avoid a burn. In 2016, consumers nationwide reported hundreds of travel/vacation scams to BBB Scam Tracker. BBB Scam Tracker also received more than 2,000 reports of

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sweepstakes/prize scams in 2016, some of which involved winning a “free trip”. Even if you avoid a scam, you could still run in to problems when booking your trip. In 2016, BBB received around 7,000 complaints about travel agencies and bureaus, and more than 2,000 complaints about online travel agencies. Want to have a fun and stress-free spring break? Follow these tips from your BBB: • Do your research. Common complaints

about travel agencies and websites allege issues with guarantees, problems with refunds/exchanges and poor customer service. Make sure to use a travel agent or online booking site that you can trust! Look up any business or website you plan on using on bbb.org. There you can find its rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. Make sure to also thoroughly research destinations and activities so that you’re prepared and don’t encounter any surprises when you arrive. • Be diligent. Be careful and pay attention to details when you make any purchase or sign any contract – before or during your trip! Read the fine print, ask about additional fees and get everything in writing. Before leaving, verify all of your reservations for lodging and activities by calling the hotel or company directly. Print out any confirmation emails and pages and take them with you in case you run in to any issues and don’t have Internet access. Always pay with a credit card, as they offer more protection than debit and prepaid cards, and let your bank know that you’re traveling beforehand. • Watch out for travel scams. In 2016, the median loss for a travel scam reported to BBB Scam Tracker was around $850 – so be careful! If you receive an unsolicited email or call claiming you’ve won a free trip, it’s probably a scam. You’ll never have to pay to receive a free prize. Avoid click-bait ads for cheap vacations you see on the Internet.

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These may lead you to fraudulent websites in an attempt to steal your personal or financial information. It’s also important to watch out for fake rentals when trying to find a place to stay. Phony landlords collect an advance deposit then avoid contact with renters, who may be left with nothing but a fake reservation or a rental that doesn’t resemble the photos in the online listing. Only deal with rental companies you can trust – look them up on bbb.org first! • Protect yourself, your information and your valuables while away. Be careful connecting to public Wi-Fi, and never use it to online bank or enter personal or financial information while using it. It’s also best to wait to post vacation pictures on social media until you return home, otherwise potential thieves will know your house is empty. Make sure to lock up any valuables in a safe when you’re not in your hotel room. Keep important items, like your passport and wallet, close to your body while out and about and watch out for pickpockets. • Consider travel insurance. Travel insurance is designed to cover things like trip cancellations or medical emergencies. There are different plans with different levels of coverage. Before buying ask a lot of questions, and always read the fine print to see what’s covered and what’s not. If you want to purchase travel insurance, use the BBB Accredited Business Directory on bbb. org to find an insurance agent you can trust.

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EVITE UN PROBLEMA ESTAS VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA CON ESTOS CONSEJOS DE SU BBB Better Business Bureau ¡Marzo está aquí, y eso significa que las vacaciones de primavera están casi aquí! Las vacaciones de primavera son el tiempo perfecto para tomar un descanso del trabajo o la escuela y disfrutar un poco de sol. Si no quiere quedarte en casa este año y planea viajar, hay algunas cosas que debe saber para evitar un problema. En 2016, consumidores reportaron cientos de estafas de viajes/vacaciones al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB. El Rastreador de Estafas de BBB también recibió más de 2.000 informes de estafas de premios en 2016, y algunos de cuales consistieron de ganar un “viaje gratis”. Incluso si se evita una estafa, todavía se puede encontrar problemas cuando reservando su viaje. En 2016, BBB recibió alrededor de 7.000 quejas sobre agencias de viajes, y más de 2.000 quejas sobre agencias de viajes en línea. ¿Quiere disfrutar de sus vacaciones de

primavera sin estrés? Siga estos consejos de su BBB: • Haga su investigación. Las quejas sobre las agencias y los sitios web de viajes fueron acerca de problemas con garantías, problemas con reembolsos e intercambios, y mal servicio al cliente. Asegúrese de utilizar un agente o sitio web de viajes en que puede confiar. Busque cualquier negocio o sitio web en bbb.org. Allí usted puede encontrar su calificación, historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. Asegúrese de investigar destinos y actividades para que está preparado y no encuentra ninguna sorpresa cuando llega. • Sea diligente. Tenga cuidado y preste atención a los detalles cuando hace cualquier compra o firme cualquier contrato – ¡antes o durante su viaje! Lea la letra pequeña, pregunte sobre cualquier honorario adicional y obtenga todo por escrito. Antes de salir, verifique todas sus reservas de alojamiento y actividades por llamando

directamente al hotel o compañía. Imprima cualquier correo electrónico y página de confirmación y llévelas con usted en caso de que hay un problema y no puede usar el Internet. Siempre pague con una tarjeta de crédito, ya que ofrecen más protección que las tarjeta de débito o tarjetas prepagados, y póngase en contacto con su banco para que se sepan que usted está viajando de antemano. • Tenga cuidado con estafas de viajes. En 2016, la pérdida promedio para una estafa de viaje reportada al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB fue alrededor de $850 - ¡así que tenga cuidado! Si recibe correos electrónicos o llamadas telefónicas no solicitadas alegando que ha ganado un viaje gratis, es probablemente una estafa. Nunca tendrá que pagar para recibir un premio gratis. Evite los anuncios de “click-bait” para viajes baratos en el Internet. Estos pueden conducir usted a sitios web fraudulentos en un intento de robar su información personal o financiera. También es importante tener cuidado con los alquileres falsos cuando tratando de encontrar un lugar para quedarse. Estafadores toman un depósito por adelantado y luego evitan el contacto con los inquilinos, que pueden quedarse con nada más que una falsa reserva o un alquiler

que no se parece como las fotos en la lista en línea. Solo trata con las empresas de alquiler de confianza - ¡búscalos primero en bbb.org! • Proteja a sí mismo, su información y sus objetos de valor cuando está viajando. Tenga cuidado cuando conectando a la Wi-Fi pública y nunca debe utilizarlo para bancar en línea o ingresar información personal o financiera. También es mejor no publicar fotos de sus vacaciones en las redes sociales hasta que regrese a casa para que los ladrones no saben que su casa está vacía. Asegúrese de guardar sus objetos de valor en una caja fuerte cuando usted no está en su hotel. Mantenga objetos importantes, como su pasaporte y billetera, cerca de su cuerpo cuando está fuera y tenga cuidado con los carteristas. • Considere el seguro de viajes. Seguro de viajes está diseñado para cubrir cosas como un viaje cancelado o emergencias médicas. Hay diferentes planes con diferentes niveles de cobertura. Antes de comprar, pregunte un montón de preguntas, y siempre lea la letra pequeña para ver los está cubierto y lo que no está. Si desea comprar seguro de viajes, use el Directorio de Negocios Acreditados por BBB en bbb.org para encontrar un agente de seguros de confianza.


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HEALTH

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com enfermedad – aumento de gente sin techo, más tiempo para contactar a la policía, más cárceles, aumento en los costos de las cortes, mayor uso de las salas de emergencia– , y es una puerta giratoria.”

Revocar la ACA pudiera limitar acceso a la Atención de la Salud Mental y aumentar su costo Eric Galatas/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service DENVER – Más gente puede tener acceso a la atención de la salud mental en Colorado desde que la Ley de Atención Asequible (Affordable Care Act) entró en vigor, pero una parte importante de la población está a punto de ser significativamente afectada si el GOP tiene éxito en revocar la ley. Los planes del Congreso de revertir

las medidas de expansión de Medicaid impactarían a unos 450 mil coloradeños que finalmente pudieron tener acceso a la atención de la salud mental bajo esta ley. Moe Keller, Vicepresidenta de Política Pública y Asuntos Estratégicos en Mental Health Colorado, afirma que restringirle el acceso a la gente que necesita los servicios podría impactar a toda la comunidad. “En la parte más seria y persistente de la

Keller dice que cuando la gente necesita ayuda y no puede conseguirla, sus condiciones físicas y mentales se pueden deteriorar rápidamente. Y agrega que la falta de cobertura termina por hacer subir los costos de las primas de los seguros para todos, porque los hospitales cobran más para ayudarse a cubrir sus pérdidas por atención gratuita. De acuerdo al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (US Department of Health and Human Services), unos 20 millones de personas de todo el país han conseguido cobertura desde que la iniciativa ACA se volvió ley. Keller dice que los planes del Congreso de desmontar un mandato de la ACA para que

MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 las aseguradoras brinden cobertura para casos de abuso en el consumo de substancias y de salud mental, retrasaría el tiempo a los días en que ninguna compañía los cubría. Agrega que si los gobiernos estatal y federal no apoyan la atención regular a la salud mental para quienes la necesitan, al final del camino acabará costando más. “Así que, si no tenemos estos servicios preventivos para evitar que la crisis y la salud mental se pongan peor –hasta que sea demasiado caro para la sociedad pero devastador para el individuo–, no vamos a resolver el problema de cómo intervenir a tiempo.” A pesar del progreso logrado en la disponibilidad de los cuidados, Keller agrega que mucha gente vive aún en áreas donde hay falta de atención para la salud mental - sobre todo en comunidades rurales y económicamente marginadas.

Los expertos temen que revocar la Ley de Atención Asequible (ACA) pudiera reducir el acceso a la atención de la salud mental a quienes más la necesitan. Photo Credit: Pixabay

REPORT: HEALTHY BABIES, TODDLERS MUST BE HIGHER CALIF. PRIORITY and coordinated," she explained. "And then, we obviously need to find some additional revenue, because this age group is pretty poorly invested in."

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Less than 10 percent of California toddlers and infants who are eligible for subsidized child care actually get it. That's one statistic in a new report that spells out ways to improve the growth and development of the state's youngest residents. The research is from the nonprofit group Children Now, where managing director and co-author Stacy Lee says the state's complex web of programs is disjointed. She says that makes it difficult for families to enroll, and the report calls for a more comprehensive approach. "So, it's taking more of an equity lens and prioritizing those who are most vulnerable first, making the systems more streamlined

The researchers found that 62 percent of California's two million babies and toddlers were born into low-income families. The state ranked 47th out of 50 in the most recent Kids Count report for economic wellbeing, affected by factors such as numbers of children in poverty, parents with unstable employment and high housing costs. Lee says the state cut a billion dollars from childcare and preschool programs during the Recession and still hasn't fully restored the cuts. She's convinced that Governor Jerry Brown hasn't made this issue enough of a priority.

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"We are at the bottom tier of a lot of measures when it comes to access and quality of services for children in the early years," she said. "And that's unfortunate because, with a state that has such a robust economy, with innovative leaders across many sectors, it's a problem we can solve." Lee says she hopes that agency heads across state government will follow the recommendations in the report to improve coordination and make the system easier to use, so it can reach more children in need.

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DAVID CAMPOS APPOINTED TO SERVE AS A DEPUTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE FOR THE COUNTY

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— County of Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D., has appointed David Campos, J.D., to the position of Deputy County Executive. Campos joins the County of Santa Clara following two terms on the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco. The appointment is effective March 13, 2017.

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“David is known as a good government advocate and has a proven track record for requiring transparency and accountability for government agencies,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith. “He possesses the right combination of management expertise, knowledge of policy implementation, and a clear understanding of how to meet the needs of a diverse community.” Campos was elected to two terms on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (2008-2012, 2012-2016), providing oversight for the $10 billion City and County budget. He enacted landmark legislation for issues of local and national significance including immigration, transportation, policing, housing, health care, labor and employment, small business, women’s and LGBTQ rights, and homelessness. Key pieces of legislation included Due Process for undocumented children, closing a health care loophole to ensure universal health care for all San Franciscans, Pay Equity Ordinance to help close a gender and race pay gap, creation of a Legacy Business Registry and Grant Program to protect and support long-

term small businesses, regulation of short-term rentals, establishment of homeless navigation centers, strengthening penalties against those seeking to scam in-trouble homeowners out of their money, and free public transportation for low income children and youth. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, Campos was a member and vice president of the San Francisco Police Commission (20052008), a seven-member body that governs the San Francisco Police Department & the Office of Citizens Complaints.   From 2004 to 2007, Campos was General Counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District, one of the largest school districts in the State of California, and consisting of  more than 115 schools, more than 57,000 students, and approximately 10,000 employees. He began his career in public service as Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco (1999 to 2004), where he was a member of teams focused on litigation, trial, general governance, contracts, and labor and employment. He advised and represented various city agencies, including the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Public

UC BERKELEY, MAINTAINS STATUS AS TOP ALL-TIME PEACE CORPS’ VOLUNTEER-PRODUCING COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES School Ranks No. 1 All-Time in Producing Peace Corps Volunteers Recently the Peace Corps announced that the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) continued its historic run as the top all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers. There are 3,640 Cal alumni who have volunteered worldwide since the agency was founded in 1961. “Peace Corps service is an unparalleled leadership opportunity that enables college and university alumni to use the creativethinking skills they developed in school to make an impact in communities around the world,” Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley said. “Many college graduates view Peace Corps as a launching pad for their careers because volunteers return home with the cultural competency and entrepreneurial spirit sought after in most fields.”   In 2016, Calif. ranked No. 1 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers, with 916 volunteers serving worldwide.   Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. This year’s rankings follow the launch of a refreshed brand platform that underscores the agency’s commitment to putting the user experience first and makes the Peace Corps more accessible to audiences through the platforms they already use. A simple and personal Peace Corps application process can be completed online in about one hour. Applicants can learn more about service opportunities by assignment area, country and departure date by visiting the Peace Corps website (peacecorps.gov) and from there connecting with a recruiter.   The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. Below find the top five schools in each category and the

number of alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers. View the complete 2017 rankings of the top 25 schools in each category and find an interactive map that shows where alumni from each college and university are serving at peacecorps.gov. Large Colleges & Universities – Total Volunteers: More than 15,000 undergraduates 1.      University of Wisconsin–Madison     87 2.      University of Washington                   73 3.      University of Minnesota                     70 4.      University of Michigan                       60 5.      University of Florida                          58   Medium Colleges & Universities – Total Volunteers: Between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates 1.      American University                           54 2.      Western Washington University         48 3.      The George Washington University   45 4.      The College of William & Mary         36 5.      Humboldt State University                 33   Small Colleges & Universities – Total Volunteers: Less than 5,000 undergraduates 1.      Denison University                             16 2.      University of Mary Washington         13 2.   University of Puget Sound                 13 4.   St. Mary's College of Maryland          12 4.   Whitworth University                         12 4.   Hobart and William Smith Colleges   12   Graduate Schools – Total Volunteers: 1.      American University                           20 1.   Tulane University                                20 3.   University of South Florida                18 4.   University of Michigan                       15 4.   Boston University                               15

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PG&E Inicia un Programa de Subvenciones de un Millón de Dólares para Apoyar la Planificación Local para la Resiliencia al Cambio Climático SANFRANCISCO, Calif.— Solo en 2016, se produjeron más de 5,700 incendios forestales en todo el estado de California, de acuerdo con el departamento de Silvicultura y Protección contra Incendios. Y a pesar del récord de lluvias de este invierno, se espera que el cambio climático incremente, tanto el número de grandes incendios forestales, así como la duración de su temporada en California. Para ayudar a las comunidades californianas a enfrentar este desafío, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) lanzó su programa de subvenciones Better Together Resilient Communities (Mejor Juntos, Comunidades Resilientes) A través del programa, PG&E invertirá 1 millón de dólares en cinco años -o 200,000 dólares al año- en subvenciones financiadas por los accionistas de la compañía para ayudar a las comunidades a estar mejor preparadas, resistir y recuperarse de eventos extremos y otros riesgos relacionados con el cambio climático. Este año, la empresa está solicitando propuestas para construir bosques y cuencas hidrográficas saludables y resistentes para ayudar a las comunidades a prevenir y prepararse ante el riesgo del incremento de incendios forestales.   "En PG&E, creemos que la adaptación a la realidad del cambio climático debe incluir ayudar a nuestras comunidades a ser más resistentes a sus múltiples efectos potenciales,

como el riesgo de incendios forestales. Una forma de hacerlo es trabajar en estrecha colaboración con nuestros socios locales, así como a nivel federal y estatal, para apoyar las mejores y más innovadoras ideas -con un enfoque particular en aquellos que viven en áreas altamente vulnerables”-, dijo Geisha Williams, CEO y presidente de PG&E Corporation. PG&E otorgará dos subvenciones de 100,000 dólares a través de un proceso competitivo. Un grupo de líderes comunitarios y de sostenibilidad, incluyendo la Liga de Ciudades de California y miembros del Consejo Asesor de Sustentabilidad de PG&E se desempeñarán como asesores del programa.   Las estrategias y soluciones resultantes de las subvenciones se pondrán a disposición del público para ayudar a todas las comunidades y fomentar alianzas locales y regionales.   "El cambio climático está generando efectos extremos en nuestro planeta, y el estado de California enfrenta cada vez más riesgos relacionados con el clima, incluyendo incendios forestales más frecuentes e intensos. Aplaudo a PG&E por asociarse con comunidades vulnerables en esta iniciativa de resiliencia al cambio climático basada en la ciencia. Este nuevo programa de subvenciones ayudará a los californianos a prepararse para un futuro con más incendios forestales y otros efectos propios

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de un clima cambiante", dijo el Dr. Jonathan Foley, director ejecutivo de la Academia de Ciencias de California y miembro del Consejo Asesor de Sustentabilidad de PG&E. "Estamos encantados de que PG&E asuma este liderazgo para ayudar a proteger a las comunidades de California de los incendios forestales. A medida que trabajamos para asegurar un ambiente seguro y sostenible para nuestros bomberos, sus familias y nuestras comunidades, es esencial lograr una mejor comprensión de cómo reducir los riesgos que el cambio climático y los incendios forestales suponen para la vida y la propiedad”, dijo Lou Paulson, presidente de Bomberos Profesionales de California.   "El clima extremo y el cambio climático están amenazando la seguridad de las comunidades en el centro y el norte de California. Con los incendios forestales y otros riesgos incrementando a niveles históricos, debemos generar soluciones innovadoras y de colaboración para tener éxito. Aplaudimos a PG&E por ofrecer un programa que se enfoca en estos riesgos y alienta la colaboración necesaria para mantener nuestras comunidades seguras en la actualidad y en los próximos años”, dijo Tom Trott, gerente general de Twain Harte Community Services District.:   Criterios de subvención y elegibilidad Las propuestas de subvención se evaluarán de

acuerdo con los siguientes criterios: • Alianzas: en qué medida la propuesta refleja un esfuerzo de colaboración entre múltiples organizaciones   • Replicabilidad: en qué medida la propuesta identifica cómo otros pueden aprender y adoptar las estrategias y soluciones resultantes   • Asistencia a las comunidades desfavorecidas: en qué medida la propuesta responde a las necesidades identificadas de las comunidades desfavorecidas   • Efectos medibles o cuantificables: en qué medida la propuesta incluye formas prácticas, cuantificables e innovadoras para abordar las necesidades de la comunidad y los riesgos climáticos   Para ser considerados elegibles, los solicitantes deben ser miembros de o pertenecer a una organización gubernamental, institución educativa u organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)3. Todos los solicitantes deben incluir una oficina de gobierno local dentro del área de servicio de PG&E como socio.   Obtenga más información sobre las subvenciones y cómo hacer la solicitud solicitarlo en pge.com/resiliencegrants.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), Team Blue 3 is stationed in San Jose, California working at Santa Clara County Parks from February 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017. One of it’s focuses will be to repair significant storm damage at both Hellyer and Santa Teresa Parks. The team is composed of 11 members from around the United States. At Santa Clara County Parks, Blue 3 is working on erosion control, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and historic restoration.

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Santa Clara County Parks is dedicated to provide optimum recreational opportunities and to have people achieve an appreciation of the natural world for the citizens of the county. AmeriCorps NCCC is constructing and placing new fencing in a historical site, maintaining trails for accessibility, controlling erosion on trails, and generally beautifying parks. Corps Member, Christopher O’Mara loves the work at Santa Clara County Parks,” We are very fortunate to get to work alongside a great group of staff that have shown us around the parks at SCCP. The county members that come to their local parks definitely get a great experience!” Before coming to Santa Clara, Blue 3 worked on disaster relief projects with the American Red Cross in Goldsboro, North Carolina to repair communities after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, as well as working at an

The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has provided recreational opportunities, beautiful parks and precious natural resources for Santa Clara County residents for more than 50 years. This golden legacy has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the State of California. The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. Photo Credit: AmeriCorps


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IMMIGRANTS DO NOT INCREASE CRIME, RESEARCH SHOWS Eric Galatas Public News Service

DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some in Colorado seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations experience lower rates of crime. Contrary to the president’s statements, four decades of evidence shows no link between immigration and increased crime, according to Robert Adelman, the study's lead author at the State University of New York. "For crimes like murder, robbery, burglary and larceny – as immigration increases, crime decreases on average in American metropolitan areas,” he points out. “We found no effect of immigration on aggravated assault." Researchers studied census and FBI crime data in 200 metropolitan areas from 1970 to 2010. A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. Photo Credit: Pixabay

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crime. Since taking office, he has signed executive orders restricting entry into the U.S., prioritizing deportation, authorizing construction of a wall on the Mexico border, and withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities. Adelman says facts are critical in the current political environment, and points to research showing foreign-born individuals are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. In his view, the benefits brought by immigrant populations to U.S. cities outweigh any perceived risks. "When we think about the benefits of immigration, you can think of economic revitalization, population growth, contributing to lower rates of vacant and abandoned buildings, cultural enrichment and – with our findings, in many cases – lower levels of crime," Adelman stresses. Adelman adds he hopes the research will help policymakers make decisions based on scientific evidence, not ideologies and claims that demonize particular segments of the U.S. population without facts to back them up.


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A NEW ADMINISTRATION, A NEW FIGHT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

What can be done as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Lots. The sad fact is that while more than two-thirds of Americans want the federal government to do more to protect against global warming and other environmental ills, the Trump administration is pushing forward with plans to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and wriggle out of our Paris climate accord emissions reduction commitments. But the reign of Trump could end up being the greatest thing that ever happened to the environmental movement, by activating millions of otherwise unengaged citizens to make their voices heard in demanding a faster transition away from fossil fuels and a stepped up effort to protect Americans’ air and water quality. One easy way to get involved is through 5Calls. This free online service provides phone numbers for members of your local Congresspersons and scripts you can use to call them and let them know how you feel on specific timely issues. According to 5Calls, calling members of Congress—even if you just leave a message—is more effective than e-mailing or letter-writing because calls are easier for staffers to tally and the resulting counts inform representatives how strongly their constituents feel about a given issue. Currently one of the scripts available on 5Calls asks representatives to take action on climate change by opposing HR 637, a bill aimed at preventing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “from exceeding its statutory authority in ways that were not contemplated by the Congress.” If passed, this so-called “Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017” would take away the agency’s

license to regulate a wide range of harmful pollutants including carbon dioxide, and would otherwise undermine decades worth of progress on the environment, conservation, and climate mitigation. If you want to do more and start influencing others, consider aligning with grassroots Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The group has chapters across North America and works to educate everyday people about how to contact elected officials to get the message across that we need them to stand up for environmental protections and reducing carbon emissions. The group is pushing for a non-partisan nationwide “carbon fee and dividend” system that would get emissions in line with our Paris climate accord commitments while growing the economy and saving lives. Another way to get involved is to participate in the upcoming People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2017. Organizers from the non-profit 350.org hope to bring together hundreds of thousands of Americans to show solidarity in efforts to push forward with plans to green the economy and prevent cataclysmic climate change. “The People’s Climate Mobilization is part of a larger strategy to push back on Trump’s agenda of climate denial and fossil fuel expansion, and then double-down at the local level fighting fossil fuels and lifting up real climate solutions,” reports 350.org. “We see April 29th as the culmination of our work to fight Trump during the first 100 days of his administration and the launch pad for a larger, nationwide movement to fight fossil fuels at the local level.”

Everyday Americans shouldn't feel helpless when it comes to influencing policy on environmental issues. Calling on your Representatives in Congress to let them know how you feel is the first step toward becoming part of the solution. Photo Credit: RJ Schmidt, FlickrCC.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com de murales que hice hace unos cuantos años para la Universidad de Stanford se basa en las historias de Eduardo Galeano y su libro “Las venas abiertas de América Latina”, es como el subtexto. También la literatura de Isabel Allende, de Pablo Neruda, de Junot Díaz, me inspira mucho. También en mi familia, en mis amigos, las escenas que veo en la calle y en las noticias. Las noticias de hoy en día y durante todo el siglo 20 han sido muy violentas. Hay que ser un testigo a la historia. ¿Como escogió las piezas de el show, “Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética”?

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MURALISTA Y ACTIVISTA JUANA ALICIA La artista aclamada nos habla sobre su mas reciente exhibición en Berkeley y su empiezo Arturo Hilario El Observador El muralismo ha sido una de las formas de traer el arte a las calles de el mundo. Muchas veces tiene conexiones culturales y mensajes de justicia social y es fácilmente accesible a la comunidad. Una de las voces más prominentes del muralismo es Juana Alicia, que por mas de 30 anos ha usado la educación, arte y activismo para ayudar a ampliar la voz de los latinos, la naturaleza y los marginados en América y el mundo. Su trabajo ha sido comisionado en galerías, calles de la ciudad, universidades como Stanford y la Universidad Estatal de San Francisco, y entre muchos puntos destacados de su vida, fue reclutada como joven por César Chávez para ser parte de la UFW en Salinas en los 70's. Actualmente una exposición de su trabajo llamado “Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética” está en exhibición en El Centro para la Política y la Investigación Latinas (CLPR en ingles) en UC Berkeley que se especializa en explorar y educar sobre la experiencia latina y sus cambios demográficos. La siguiente es una entrevista que realizó con nosotros Juana Alicia recientemente acerca de sus experiencias y el propósito de su exposición. Hola Juana Alicia, muchas gracias por la entrevista. Para empezar, puede hablar un poco de sus comienzos en el arte y el activismo. Dice que tuvo empiezo cuando se fue de su hogar en Detroit en los 70's para seguir el movimiento de Cesar Chavez? Aparte de de esta temporada fui a participar en

el movimiento de los campesinos, fui reclutada por Cesar Chavez para trabajar con el UFW en Salinas y vivir allá. Pero en el proceso de trabajar en los campos el movimiento cultural alrededor del los campesinos fue muy fuerte. De arte, de murales, teatro y yo fui parte de ella y empece a hacer. De allí fui a la universidad de California en Santa Cruz a estudiar arte y educación y fue allí que empecé a exponer mi arte, y trabajar con otros Chicanos Latinos progresistas en el movimiento, [era] una época muy vibrante. Y pues de poco a poco nunca pensé que tendría la oportunidad de desarrollar mis talentos como muralista pero lo había soñado. Empecé a trabajar en Watsonville con los estudiantes migratorios pintando murales allí, y luego me mude a San Francisco para trabajar con la galería de La Raza, el centro cultural de La Mission, para pintar murales en la ciudad. En breve, allí esta.

Primeramente trabaje en conjunto con mi esposo Tirso Araiza porque él curó la exposición y el me ayudo a escoger las obras. Hay como 5 proyectos recientes representados en la exposición, son 25 obras en total. Ocupan los dos pisos de la casa, y es una casa Victoriana muy grande así es que ocupamos los pasillos, las escaleras, la sala, el comedor y varios espacios. Y los proyectos que representan son los proyectos mural en el Centro Chicano de Stanford, que se llama “The Spiral Word”, y el códice de Stanford. Tengo varias piezas representando esa obra, varios bocetos y dibujos para mi mural en La Mission de San Francisco que se llama “La Llorona Sacred Water”. Tengo un proyecto de mural propuesto para el prisionero político Mumia Abu-Jamal y tengo estudios y dibujos, también grabados basados en ese diseño. [Ademas] tengo un juego de dibujos para un libro que estoy ilustrando actualmente es una colaboración con mi esposo. Una aspecto importante es la justicia social, ¿porque es un foco de esta exhibición? Y por su título también, justicia poética, yo creo que la lucha para los derechos de la madre tierra, de Pachamama, es la lucha principal que nos está retando ahorita porque sino lo resolvemos no logramos cuidarla a la madre tierra nos vamos a exterminar. Que eventos hay relacionados a la exhibición “Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética”? Hay varios eventos. Para el día 15 de marzo hay una recepción con el nuevo alcalde de la ciudad de Berkeley Jesse Arreguin. Voy a estar presente también, y allí esta la obra a la vista pero no se trata de mí se trata de el líder de Berkeley. Que bueno, que venga toda la Raza para compartir allí. Luego para el día 23 de marzo Rey Telles va a presentar su

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nueva película, “Telling Our Stories”, con un segmento de la película y el es muy reconocido y actualmente él es el artista en residencia en la casa en el centro de investigaciones políticas Latinas. Es como un flor y canto todo el mes de marzo y la exposición se ha extendido hasta el 5 de Abril. Después de esta exhibición, ¿donde puede la gente ver la colección? Va a mover a Acción Latina en San Francisco en la galería Frank R. Fuentes y no va ser exactamente lo mismo, voy a agregar unas piezas, unas piezas monumentales que no caben en la casa entonces invitó al público a que disfruten la acción latina y lo que ofrecen allí. Y eso abre el 15 de abril. Y finalmente, le voy a ser una pregunta sobre sus experiencias en el arte. ¿Como ha cambiado desde que empezó? ¿Es mas prominente? Habido desde los 70’s una revolución, un florecer, un movimiento cultural. Desde el movimiento Chicano hasta el presente que tal vez ya no se le llame Chicano, de todas maneras este movimiento de producción cultural Latino está creciendo. Como la población latina en California está creciendo igual, nuestros movimientos culturales. No tiene la misma forma, no se ven iguales como en los 70’s, pero seguimos desarrollando nuevo vocabulario, una nueva manera de vernos a nosotros mismos. Ya se usa el término “latinx”, estamos en un momento muy importante de producción cultural, es en estos momentos que el artista tiene un papel urgente de resistir la discriminación, el racismo, todo la represión que venimos viendo desde Washington. El estado de California, ya para el 2020 vamos a tener una población mayoritaria. Vemos que President pro Tempore Kevin de León está dando una esperanza del poder como un bloque político como parte de la resistencia contra la falta de regulación del mercado, la discriminación migratoria, las deportaciones, queriendo ser a California un lugar seguro para todos y para proteger nuestros derechos. Y siento que el movimiento cultural, como el muralismo, es muy importante siendo una voz y proyectando imágenes muy afirmativas, positivas. Para mas información sobre la exhibición “Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética” y el arte de Juana Alicia por favor visite juanaalicia.com.

Hablando de su arte, ¿de donde sale su inspiración? Hay muchas fuentes de inspiración, muchos momentos de impacto visual, imaginativos, desde los sueños de uno hasta las ocurrencias en las noticias, me lo llevo muy bien con mis amigos poetas, y la literatura es muy importante recurso. Se me ocurren ideas o sea mucha de la literatura que me gusta hace presencia en forma visual y me vienen ideas. He trabajado mucho con el poeta laureado del país, Juan Felipe Herrera, y todo el grupo de poetas de San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno que me han inspirado mucho. Tengo un mural en la Universidad Estatal de San Francisco basado en uno de sus poemas de Juan Felipe, se llama “Mission Street Manifestó”. La serie

Uno de los murales de Juana Alicia en la Mission en San Francisco. Se llama "La Llorona's Sacred Waters". Photo Credit: Juana Alicia


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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. March 3, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305696 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: My Nguyen. Petitioner(s) My Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. My Viet Phi Nguyen to Misceejane Vmp Nguyen THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/04/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 27, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 17CV306435 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ripanjit Singh. Petitioner(s) Ripanjit Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ripanjit Singh to Ripanjit Singh Jagpal. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 15, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307110 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Tuson Spurgyon Moore III. Petitioner(s) Tuson Spurgyon Moore III has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tuson Spurgyon Moore III to Paris Moore. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below

to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 08, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627219 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Trust and Estate Management 314 Kennedy Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County. Thomas Thorpe 314 Kennedy Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2012 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thomas Thorpe March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627304 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Beauty by Danna 1060 Willow St #4 San Jose, CA 95125,

Santa Clara County. Beauty by Danna LLC 1060 Willow St #4 San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/13/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Danna Ngyuen President March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627297 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Professional Building Maintenance 5805 Charlotte Dr. Ste 178 San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. Flavia I Hernandez 5805 Charlotte Dr. Ste 178 San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Flavia I. Hernandez March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627015 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sela


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MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 Homes 466 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107, San Francisco County. Reside Network, Inc. 466 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hilary Hedemark Chief Operating Officer March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627111 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mr. Pot 2156 Esperanca Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Santa Clara County. Han Hu 2156 Esperanca Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95054. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Han Hu March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627221 The following person(s) is (are) doing business S3LC 325 Berkshire Drive, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Santa Clara County. Han Hu 325 Berkshire Drive, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gary Salvadore March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626725 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vista Estates and Homes 2110 S Bascom Ave STE 101, Campbell, CA, 95125, Santa Clara County. Adam R Ackley 218 Olive Hil Dr, San Jose, CA, 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/18/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who

declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Adam Ackley March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625665 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. The Alameda BBQ 2. La Alameda BBQ 3. Asadero 8021 Carmel St, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. The Alameda BBQ, LLC 8021 Carmel St, Gilroy, CA, 95020. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lawrence L Ingram Jr Managing Member March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627199 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Spring Cleaning Maid Services 4200 The Wood Dr APT# 509, San Jose, CA, 95136, Santa Clara County. 4200 The Wood Dr APT# 509, San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/06/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Norma Mery Coa March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627207 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Elite Roofing 14800 Mcvay Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Miguel Castillo Jr 14800 Mcvay Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Castillo Jr March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627259 The following person(s)

is (are) doing business Wyotek 2295 Latham St Apt 8, Mountain View, CA, 94040, Santa Clara County. Rania Hassan 2295 Latham St Apt 8, Mountain View, CA, 94040. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rania Hassan March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/07/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626789 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Eco Fresh Avocado 354 North White Rd, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Javier Lopez 3254 Fleur De Lis Ct,San Jose, CA, 95132. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/23/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Javier Lopez March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626789 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Arbicharge 2081 Ardis Dr, San Jose, CA, 95125, Santa Clara County. Matthew Freshman 2081 Ardis Dr, San Jose, CA, 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Matthew Freshman March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627126 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 404Stuff 40 Main Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022, Santa Clara County. Sharemind Media LLC 40 Main Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information

which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Matt Coleman President March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business YRD Retirement Plan Advisors 8735 McCarty Ranch Driver, San Jose, CA, 95135, Santa Clara County. Michael A Tuft 8735 McCarty Ranch Driver, San Jose, CA, 95135. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Michael A Tuft March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tuft Associates 8735 McCarty Ranch Driver, San Jose, CA, 95135, Santa Clara County. Michael A Tuft 8735 McCarty Ranch Driver, San Jose, CA, 95135. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/14/2007. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Michael A Tuft March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627139 The following person(s) is (are) doing business WEC Consulting 2625 Middlefield Rd #658, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Santa Clara County. Yi Ran Wu and Jing Quan 2625 Middlefield Rd #658, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/01/2006. “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.) Yi-Ran Wu March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627155 The following person(s)

is (are) doing business Cool Coast Services 8441 Wayland Lane, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. Albert Guerrero 8441 Wayland Lane, Gilroy, CA, 95020. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Albert Guerrero March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627046 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Finale 1044 Maddux Dr, Palo Alto, CA, 94303, Santa Clara County. Wookyung Lee 1044 Maddux Dr, Palo Alto, CA, 94303. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon,02/07/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Wookyung Lee March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626755 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Creamistry 10815 N. Wolfe Rd. A9, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Santa Clara County. K2C Group LLC 1489 Elsman Ct, San Jose, CA, 95120. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Don Kim President March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627092 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Twenty-Two Place 742 Hawatha Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. Rob Swan 742 Hawatha Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who

declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Robert Swan March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626790 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Doob 354 N. White Rd, San Jose, CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Javier Lopez 3254 Fleur De Lis Ct, San Jose, CA, 95132. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/23/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Javier Lopez March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/23/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 627104 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name HUM-EM-TE 435 East Saint John St. San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Seyed Abdollah Banitaba 435 East Saint John St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 02/14/2017under file no. 626487 Seyed Abdollah Banitaba March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Luis E. Pastoriza aka Luis Eligo Pastoriza No.17PR180481 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Lourdes Maldonado in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Lourdes Maldonado be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Luis E. Pastoriza aka Luis Eligo Pastoriza. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in file kept by court. 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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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: 05/11/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia Uro-May, Esq. Law Offices of Howard May & Patricia Uro-May 1625 The Alemeda, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95126 408-277-0900 ORDER TO SHOW ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306489 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Theresa Mai Anh Ducle. Petitioner(s) Theresa Mai Anh Ducle has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Theresa Mai Anh Ducle to Theresa Mai Anh Le DucRodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

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a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 16, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306727 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ahmad Masi and Fnu Freshta. Petitioner(s) Ahmad Masi and Fnu Freshta have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fnu Nasreen to Nasreeen Najwa. 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 05/09/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 24, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306639 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Sunday Akaya Azah and Mary Anoubit Azah. Petitioner(s) Sunday Akaya Azah and Mary Anoubit Azah have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jacob Ngaigo Azah Jr. to Jacob Njaigo Azah Jr. 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 05/09/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 22, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306748 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ricardo Fernandez Sanchez. Petitioner(s) Ricardo


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Fernandez Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricardo Fernandez Sanchez to Ricardo Fernandez. 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 05/16/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 27, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306761 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Vera Venkata Satya Mahesh Raju Saripalli Chiranjeevi. Petitioner(s) Vera Venkata Satya Mahesh Raju Saripalli Chiranjeevi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vera Venkata Satya Mahesh Raju Saripalli Chiranjeevi to Mahesh Saripalli. 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 05/16/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 27, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304136 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Myungsoon Kraus. Petitioner(s) Myungsoon Kraus has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Myungsoon Kraus to Myon Kraus. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept.,

located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 22, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626960 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Chicana Stylz 2. California Stylz 4973 Parrish Ct, San Jose, CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. Erica Marie Najar and Johnny Vincent Najar 4973 Parrish Ct, San Jose, CA, 95111. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Johnny Vincent Najar March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626929 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Conar Maintenance and Janitorial Services 3443 Annandale Pl, San Jose, CA, 95121, Santa Clara County. Orlando Contreras 3443 Annandale Pl, San Jose, CA, 95121. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/24/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Orlando Contreras March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626749 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Motel 6 Gilroy Outlet Center 611 Lea Vesley Rd, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. GI 611, LLC 2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA, 93940. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amit Panchal Manager

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626932 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Party Rental Outlet 16885 Joleen Wy, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Santa Clara County. Elizabeth Guerrero 3023 Fenwick Wy, San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Elizabeth Guerrero March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626476 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Reel Media Photography 1021 Suffolk Way, Los Altos, CA, 94024, Santa Clara County. Derek Edmund Lubich 1021 Suffolk Way, Los Altos, CA, 94024. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Derek Edmund Lubich March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/18/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626988 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JP Mchine MFG 1600 Norman Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Santa Clara County. Young Jee Group 21441 Tollgate Rd, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Young Oh Pak President March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626664 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Nobounds 1340 Cirolero Street, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Santa Clara County. No Bound Fitness 1340 Cirolero Street, Milpitas,

CA, 95035. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/12/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nhat Lu CEO March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/21/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626649 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mudnstix 842 Stendhal Lane, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Santa Clara County. Lisa Morano 842 Stendhal Lane, Cupertino, CA, 95014. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lisa Morano March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/21/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626919 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Spectacular Odysseys 730 Applause Place, San Jose, CA, 95134, Santa Clara County. Ojasvi INC 730 Applause Place, San Jose, CA, 95134. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/31/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Narmada Ramakrishnan President March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626741 The following person(s) is (are) doing business PG Construction 6904 Villagewood Way, San Jose, CA, 95120, Santa Clara County. Ciroos Liaghat 6904 Villagewood Way, San Jose, CA, 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/22/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Ciroos Liaghat March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626786 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Brilliant Massage Theraphy 1158 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, San Mateo. Chao Chen 1218 Park Grove Dr, Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/23/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Chao Chen March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626582 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fantasy Flower 1529 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131, Santa Clara County. Mei Fong Loo 1529 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mei Fong Loo March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626740 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Captivating Graphics Solutions 2. Commercial Graphics Installations 3. CGI 404 Umbarger Rd Suite C, San Jose, CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. Captivating Graphics Solutions INC 404 Umbarger Rd Suite C, San Jose, CA, 95111. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lisa Gardea Secretary March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626729 The following person(s) is (are) doing business The

Amelides Experiment 2090 Cornell St, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Santa Clara County. Mary Jane Marcus 2090 Cornell St, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mary Jane Marcus March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626435 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Tabbisocks 2. Silkdays 3. Hi-Five 4. M Business Design 5. Harmony Club 6. Socks Up 7. View Point 8. Streets of Harajuku 9. Tabbi 1745 Saratoga Ave #B, San Jose, CA, 95129, Santa Clara County. Live Your Colour INC 1745 Saratoga Ave #B, San Jose, CA, 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mari Wada President March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/10/2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Pedro Cortes No.17PR180529 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Pedro Cortez Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Pedro Cortez Jr be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Pedro Cortes. 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: 04/21/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting

MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 802 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, Ca 95008 (408)866-8382 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Anne-Lise Holte No.17PR180529 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Sissel Tackitt in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Sissel Tackitt be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Anne-Lise Holt. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in file kept by court. 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: 04/28/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should

appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 802 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, Ca 95008 (408)866-8382 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306483 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Daniela Cowan. Petitioner(s) Daniela Cowan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexander Gustavo Valenzuela to Alexander Gustavo CowanLongo. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304012 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Diana Yasel Tavarez. Petitioner(s) Diana Yasel


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MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 Tavarez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diana Yasel Tavarez to Diana Yasel Beniyah. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 14, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306342 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Jessica Gutierrez - Phoenix. Petitioner(s) Jessica Gutierrez - Phoenix has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jessica Gutierrez to Jessica Phoenix. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the Petition of: Jesus Mendoza and Luz Mendoza. Petitioner(s) Jesus Mendoza and Luz Mendoza have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aldo Mendoza Rios to Aldo Rios Mendoza, b. Abner Rios M to Abner Rios Mendoza. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306461 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Meital Gabay. Petitioner(s) Meital Ryan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Meital Gabay to Meital Ryan. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV305976 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Peter Lovell Jr. Petitioner(s) Peter Lovell Jr. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Emmanuel Peter Jesus Lovell to Emmanuel Kersevan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306551 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Dae Suk Chai. Petitioner(s) Dae Suk Chai has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dae Suk Chai to Daesuk Chae. 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 05/02/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626517 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J Auto Services 30 San Jose Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125, Santa Clara County. Rene Partida Lopez 859 Palm St, San Jose, CA, 95110. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rene Partida Lopez February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626511 The following person(s) is (are) doing business L’Abri Textiles LLC 3340 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Santa Clara County. L’Abri Textiles LLC 3340 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/11/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jane Piller-Wilson

Manager February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626213 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Blossom Flowers 1505 De Rose WY Apt 69, San Jose, CA, 95126, Santa Clara County. Alfonso Juarez 1505 De Rose WY Apt 69, San Jose, CA, 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/01/2016. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alfonso Juarez February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626711 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Lopez Lauwers Painting 1052 Cheswick Dr, San Jose, CA, 95121, Santa Clara County. Chelsea Lauwers and Vernan Alejandro Lopez de Niz 1052 Cheswick Dr, San Jose, CA, 95121. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Chelsea Lauwers February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626589 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Wienerschnitzel 629 711 1st St, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. Lil’l Dog Big Dog #629 LLC 711 1st St, Gilroy, CA, 95020. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/20/2000. “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.) Joseph Marques Managing Member February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/16/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626588 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Lil’l Dog Big Dog #170 LLC 1940 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008, Santa Clara County. Lil’l Dog Big Dog #170 LLC 1940 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/20/2001. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Joseph Marques Managing Member February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626587 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Wienerschnitzel #33 1330 Camden Ave, Campbell, CA, 95008, Santa Clara County. Lil’l Dog Big Dog #33 LLC 1330 Camden Ave, Campbell, CA, 95008. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/15/2000. “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.) Joseph Marques Managing Member February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626601 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mountain View Orthodontics 777 Cuesta Drive Suite 100, Mountain View, CA, 94040, Santa Clara County. Stephen J Larson 451 Rinconada CT, Los Altos, CA, 94022. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Stephen J Larson February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 626636 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Home Concepts Furnishings 2610 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95051, Santa Clara County. Laurel Wood INC 577 Burke St, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Ramos Secretary February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626512 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tasty Delight 5874 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95123, Santa Clara County. Tariq Iqbal 5874 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tariq Iqbal February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626544 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Keene Kare 2488 Glen Elm Way, San Jose, CA, 95148, Santa Clara County. Abigail Salagubang Gamboa and May Anne Tenorio 4629 Royal Forest CT., San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrant(s) have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/15/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Abigail Salagubang Gamboa February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626333 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cross Rhodes Electric 524

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Northlake Drive, San Jose, CA, 95117, Santa Clara County. Brian Alan Rhodes 524 Northlake Drive, San Jose, CA, 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Brian Alan Rhodes February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626191 The following person(s) is (are) doing business A Grace Sub Acute & Skilled Care 1250 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95128-3960, Santa Clara County. Lita & Ava Inc. 3580 Payne Ave., San Jose, CA, 95117. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/06/2009. “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.) Julita Arenas Javier President February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626565 The following person(s) is (are) doing business The Massage Spot 428 Leigh Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95128, Santa Clara County. Amanda Kellie Dahlgren 428 Leigh Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95128 and Jennifer Lillian Koeng 291 Shadow Dance Drive, San Jose, CA, 95110. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrant(s) have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/16/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amanda Dahlgren February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/16/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306230 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Nam Thi Tran.

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Petitioner(s) Nam Thi Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nam Thi Tran to Hong Thi Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306178 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Leonard Hoan Le. Petitioner(s) Leonard Hoan Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Leonard Hoan Le to Hoan Tuan Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306196 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Candelaria Valencia - Czarnowski. Petitioner(s) Candelaria Valencia - Czarnowski has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Valentina Juliette Czarnowski to Valentina Valencia Czarnowski. 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


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should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306194 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Bijin Zhu and Aihong Zhu. Petitioner(s) Bijin Zhu and Aihong Zhu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hangxiang Zhu to Jason Zhu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306239 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Kim Lien Thi Le. Petitioner(s) Kim Lien Thi Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kim Lien Thi Le to Kimlien Thi Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Supe-

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com rior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306270 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Shu Pei Chang. Petitioner(s) Shu Pei Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shu Pei Chang to Iris Chang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 04/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 10, 2017 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626120 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Taqueria Los Peligrosos 163 Willow St, San Jose,

CA, 95110, Santa Clara County. Lino Munoz and Yolanda Hemosillo 1116 S. 9th St, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/02/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lino Munoz February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/02/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626340 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Light World Pictures 326 El Molino Way, San Jose, CA, 95119, Santa Clara County. Ryan Keenan 326 El Molino Way, San Jose, CA, 95119. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ryan Keenan February 17, 24; March 3,

10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626235 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Dance Appeal 12330 Kosich Ct, Saratoga, CA, 95070, Santa Clara County. Tatiana Lissitskaia 12330 Kosich Ct, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tatiana Lissitskaia February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/07/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626457 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fellow Robots 1460 Koll Circle, Suite A, San Jose, CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Fellow, INC 1460 Koll Circle, Suite A, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious

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business name or names listed hereon, 01/09/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Utkarsh Sinha Secretary February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625121 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bay Cleaning Services 8339 Church St, Suite 212, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. Phong Huu Nguyen and Thelma Nguyen 2390 Lucretia Ave #1705, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/09/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Phong Huu Nguyen February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT NO. 626135 The following person(s) is (are) doing business VSC Satellite Co. 1340 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043, Santa Clara County. Vitacom Services Corporation 2560 W. Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bruce W. Bell President and CEO February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626438 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Nairika’s Day Care 1695 Whitwood Lane #2, Campbell, CA, 95008, Santa Clara County. Armita Bakhtmand 1695 Whitwood Lane #2, Campbell, CA, 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this state-

ment is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Armita Bakhtmand February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 626478 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Pho 24 Vietnamese Cuisine 747 S Winchester Blv Unit #100, San Jose, CA, 95128, Santa Clara County. Pho 24 BAC CALI CORP 747 S Winchester Blv Unit #100, San Jose, CA, 95128. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/05/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bang Do President February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/13/2017

AVISO DE DESIGNACIÓN DE LUGARES DE VOTACIÓN EN LA ELECCIÓN ESPECIAL DEL 25 DE ABRIL DE 2017 SE NOTIFICA POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE que de acuerdo a la Sección 12105 del Código Electoral de California, el Registro de Votantes del Condado de Santa Clara ha designado los siguientes lugares como puestos de votación para cada precinto electoral para la Elección Especial de la Ciudad de Campbell que se efectuará en el Condado de Santa Clara, el martes, el 25 de abril de 2017. Los puestos de votación abren de 7:00 a.m. a 8 p.m. La información a continuación está sujeta a cambios.

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SE NOTIFICA POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE que de acuerdo a la Sección 12109 del Código Electoral de California, las boletas emitidas en dicha Elección serán públicamente contadas en la Oficina del Registro de Votantes del Condado de Santa Clara, (1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San José, California) y los resultados se serán publicados por la Oficina del Registro de Votantes. SE NOTIFICA POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE que de acuerdo a la Sección 15101(b) del Código Electoral, las boletas de Voto por Correo serán abiertas y procesadas para conteo comenzando el martes, 11 de abril de 2017, en la Oficina del Registro de Votantes del Condado de Santa Clara, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San José, California. Shannon Bushey Registradora de Votantes, Condado de Santa Clara

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and there are parts of joy in the show where you see even the adult kids acting like younger kids as we swing on the swings and are on the playground. We kinda represent that aspect of a child’s development. As far as Rudolpho goes, he is a ridiculous faux salsa dancer. He’s brought in as, the french term is divertissement, it’s just a small entertaining diversion away from the plot for the sake of entertainment; and Mrs. Wormwood, Matilda’s mother, they have this huge ridiculous dance number. The costumes are loud, the music is loud, the lights are loud, and he comes in to give the entertainment of the show. Would you say the production of "Matilda" is closer to the source material or the film?

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Actor Stephen Diaz gives us some lessons about his work on “Matilda the Musical” Arturo Hilario El Observador For some, memories of childhood are coming to the Broadway San Jose from March 8-12. But it might not be all fun and games. Stephen Diaz recently explored the ins and outs of the upcoming production of “Matilda the Musical”. The actor, born in San Jose (happy coincidence), says that the production based on the Roald Dahl book which was famously adapted into a 1996 film starring a cast of cute kids and a brutish Danny DeVito (who also directed that one). Diaz plays a few different roles as part of the ensemble, and has great insight on the musical, and its inner-workings. In the following interview we learn about Diaz, and his take on why the show is so applicable to anyone whose ever gone through childhood. How is is that you got into the arts and theater? The reason I got into it was I wanted to learn what this relationship between people is all about. I wanted to understand why. Why we do what we do. I was naturally drawn to music and dance. Kids have their interests and friend’s of mine where playing music and that drew me into playing piano and singing and being young, and being influenced by the things around me when I saw somebody dance I said ‘I want to do that!’ So from that point I continued to study, I spoke with many different teachers to try and understand why I enjoy moving. Why I enjoy singing, why I enjoy playing characters and text. When Shakespeare said ‘all the world is a stage’, he was correct. My fascination with the study of dance music and theater is intricately tied into my fascination with why people on the planet do what they do. Why they have their opinion and judgement and it’s all tied together to me. That's how I got started and that’s what keeps me in it. A lot of people I bring “Matilda” up in conversation to can relate to it because of their childhood somehow. Is it similar for you?

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I think that’s why I think it's such a special show for me. Because there’s so many things that parallel my life in the show. The opportunities that taught me the most and grew from were ones I found outside of the school. [Matilda] she stands as this autonomous individual that sees the system for what it is and questions things. It’s this unending curiosity that leads you to pursue your life. It gets to be very psychological when I talk about it, but that’s how I understand it.

The show stays close to the plot of the book, it has the author Roald Dahl’s dark lens. It has more of a darker take on the whole experience however Roald Dahl was wonderful because he blends this darker aspect with humor, and so I think what audiences can expect, from any age, child to adult, people will be able to find something to relate to. Everybody along the gamut will be able to relate to situations you witness happening on stage, and everybody can relate to the experiences because we’ve all been through this process of growing up, even if we’re still in the process of growing up and I think it speaks to the darker side of it and to the lighter side of it. It speaks to the sorrow of it

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all, it speaks to the joy of it all. And I think that combination speaks to the content of "Matilda". “Matilda” seems like quite an experience. Please let us know why fans of the book/film or those new to the material check out the production? In general I think people should come to the theater because the theater can offer the opportunity to learn what life is about. And especially with "Matilda", yes it’s incredibly entertaining, and the music is catchy, and it’s a feast for the eyes and almost an ‘assault on the senses’ but when you can witness that world being created in front of you it gives you better perspective on your own life and that is the point of the theater. It allows you to recognize the joy in your own life. Understanding that life is an experience. It offers you the opportunity to connect with your own life. It’s different than watching TV, although movies are wonderful, but you’re witnessing real people at work expressing themselves and you can have compassion and honor them. I think it’s an enrichment for your life in all of the sense of the word. You have fun, but you also walk away with a deeper meaning about perhaps your own. “Matilda the Musical”, presented by Broadway San Jose, will be at the Center for the Performing Arts from March 7-12, 2017. Info and tickets can be found at http://broadwaysanjose.com/ matilda-the-musical/.

Stephen Diaz (Rudolpho) and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood) in “Matilda the Musical” Photo Credit: ©2016, Joan Marcus

So what underlying lessons from the story do you feel are most important? In the show Matilda is surrounded by all this materialism and all this loudness and it’s ridiculousness and she stands as someone who is purely, completely herself. She would represent the groundedness of the show, the groundedness of a person’s being that are in conflict with the world. That’s what makes this show special at this time. The show teaches the audience how to have compassion for people, it teaches me how to have compassion and understand the way that people work. I think this speaks to the power of the theater, we hold on to the stories of who we think we are and only by having relationships with other people and in real life that’s why live theater is important, because it’s real theater. It’s a place where you can learn to honor the differences in people, and that is super important. As part of the ensemble and as the character of Rudolpho, can you describe your duties in these roles? As the part of the adult ensemble we play the bigger kids at the school, Crunchem Hall, and we the older students have been there for a number of years so we know what the Trunchbull is like, the principal, who terrifies us to no end. We are in charge of when the kids come to school we have to warn them through our own fear and our own experience what is going to happen to them. Because the show is seen through the eyes of a child we are responsible for representing that kind of intimidation part of growing up

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Named Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers, Cinequest Film & Virtual Reality Festival 2017 will occur February 28th to March 12th in San Jose and Redwood City (Silicon Valley). Join us for 129 Premiere Films (featuring stars like Michelle Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, James Franco, Ben Mendelsohn, Michiel Huisman, and Christian Bale); and fabulous celebrations and special events.

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LA ASTROLOGÍA Y SU HISTORIA Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador La Astrología se fundamenta principalmente en el estudio de las constelaciones de nuestra galaxia, los astros y planetas del sistema solar, y cómo los movimientos e interacción de estos cuerpos celestes afectan e influyen en nuestras vidas y en la energía de nuestro planeta. La astrología como ciencia es una de las más antiguas. Sus tempranos orígenes se pueden trazar en cuatro regiones principales: Egipto, El Valle del Indo, China y América central. Los Sumerios, alrededor del año 3000 A. de C. fueron los más grandes observadores de los cielos y a cada una de las estrellas y planetas los consideraban como sus

movían en sitios estratégicos y en órbitas definidas, asimismo plantearon que las constelaciones se movían 30 grados cada dos horas. Estos argumentos son la base principal del horóscopo actual. Conforme fueron sucediendo en el poder las grandes potencias antiguas: Egipto, Asiría, Babilonia y Medo Persia, finalmente la astrología llegó a Grecia. Sus moradores la acogieron y la enriquecieron con su patrimonio mitológico. El matemático griego Ptolomeo, plasmó muchos de sus conocimientos astrológicos en un tratado llamado Tetrabiblón. Después que Grecia fuera conquistada por Roma, la astrología fue inmediatamente adaptada a sus costumbres y creencias. La utilizaron para planear bodas, negocios y establecer la época de la siembra. Posteriormente el Imperio Bizantino aportó mayor profundidad a la astrología con los cálculos matemáticos cuando introdujeron el cero y los decimales. Por tal razón la astrología consiste en una mezcla de cálculos matemáticos e historias mitológicas. En la edad media, la astrología comenzó a enseñarse en las más prestigiosas universidades como la Universidad de Bolonia,

MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 c una de los talentos más brillantes de aquel entonces, entre ellos Dante Alighieri. Más adelante en Alemania, Kepler, apoyó los estudios astrológicos y en Inglaterra, Isaac Newton, la reconoció como ciencia; y años más tarde nacería en Francia el más popular y reconocido astrólogo del mundo, Nostradamus. Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII, el uso de la astrología tuvo que mantenerse oc ulto debido a los dic támenes y la terrible persec ución que conllevó la Inquisición. Ya en el siglo XIX comenzó la astrología a resurgir nuevamente y en las primeras décadas del siglo XX el psiquiatra suizo Carl Gustav Jung la añadió a sus obras de tópicos psicológicos y oníricos. Hoy en día la astrología se ha vuelto cada vez más popular, periódicos, revistas, publicaciones y sitios de internet, siempre cuentan con una sección de consejos astrológicos y horóscopos. Además existen escuelas e instituciones que dan cátedras y enseñanza de astrología como ciencia práctica en diversos países. Por fin la astrología está al alcance de todo el mundo. El 20 de marzo se celebra internacionalmente como el día de la Astrología.

dioses. La astrología actual está cimentada principalmente en los estudios que desarrollaron los babilonios y la prueba más tangible fue descubierta entre las pertenencias históricas del rey Asirio Asurbanipal (siglo VII A. de C.) Creado hace cuatro mil años el “ Enuma Anu Enlil “ es un tratado de las divinidades celestes, escrito en tablas de arcilla y en el alfabeto cuneiforme. Los pioneros de la astrología descubrieron que ciertas estrellas que brillaban en el firmamento se movían. Eran sin duda alguna los planetas. El término planeta significa literalmente” estrella errante. “

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THE 5 JOBS ROBOTS WILL TAKE LAST Shelly Palmer Last week, I compiled a list of the 5 jobs robots will take first. Today, let’s have a go at the 5 jobs robots will take last. For this article only, let’s define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform. Understanding How Humans Work Almost every human job requires us to perform some combination of the following four basic types of tasks: •• Manual repetitive (predictable) •• Manual nonrepetitive (not predictable) •• Cognitive repetitive (predictable) •• Cognitive nonrepetitive (not predictable) For example, an assembly line worker performs mostly manual repetitive tasks which, depending on complexity and a cost/benefit analysis, can be automated. A CEO of a major multinational conglomerate performs mostly cognitive nonrepetitive tasks which are much harder to automate. So, the trucking and taxi industries are in for a big shakeup; c-suite corporate management, not so much. Thinking About the Future of Work Make no mistake: at some level, every job can (and will) be done by machine. It is

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not a question of if; it is just a question of when. You’re going to push back now and tell me how different humans are from machines and how long it will actually take for all of this to happen. Stop. Read Can Machines Really Learn? (Editor's Note: Available in last week's issue 09 of El Observador, or at shellypalmer.com) for a primer in machine learning. Then read AlphaGo vs. You: Not a Fair Fight to understand what is happening and why you should care about it. If you’re still not convinced, have a look at What Will You Do After White-Collar Work?. It will help put all of this in perspective. That said, there are some jobs that will be exceptionally difficult for AI to do subjectively better than humans. This is not an arbitrary list. Each of the following jobs requires a unique combination of human intuition, reasoning, empathy and emotion, which is why it will be difficult for an AI system to train for them. As you will see, the last jobs that robots will take share a common thread: humanity. 1. Pre-school and Elementary School Teacher Unless we are trying to turn our children into little computers, we cannot let computers train our children. (“Singularity” people, I know what you’re going to say. The Kurzweilian future is now estimated to begin in the year

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2045. There will have to be a minimum age law associated with human/machine integration.) I can imagine a robot kneeling beside a sobbing five-year-old (who just figured out that his mom packed PB&J instead of a bologna sandwich) and offering comfort and a shoulder to cry on, but the robot is unlikely to provide an emotionally satisfying outcome. We teach our children to be human. If we want them to grow up to be human, they will have to be trained by their own kind.

vast general knowledge. It also requires a thorough understanding of the ramifications of your decisions and, most importantly, a precise ability to play “I know, that you know, that I know” with the parties who are directly involved, as well as the public at large. If you can make a living judging baking contests, you’ve got lifetime job security (as long as you don’t eat too many pies).

2. Professional Athlete

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals will simply be the last jobs robots can take. Sure, we could do a combination natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition system tied to a competent AI system that would make a fine suicide prevention chatbot. But there’s much more to understanding and treating mental health issues. Again, humans are better equipped to understand other humans. This is not to say that medical professionals won’t leverage AI systems to do a better job, but the ability to create a robot that could take the job of a trusted psychiatrist will be outside of our technical reach until we have functioning WestWorld-style robots. And even then, it will be a reach.

Would football be interesting if it were played by robots? Maybe. Would it be fair to put human athletes on the field of play against robots? Probably not. Using today’s regulation clubs and balls, robot golfers would consistently shoot in the high 40s to low 50s. What’s the point? As long as humans strive for athletic excellence, humans will need to play sports. What about surgically enhanced, genetically modified athletes? That’s for another article. 3. Politician Politics and humanity are inextricably linked. The complex mix of subtlety and nuance required to become a successful politician is not in the current purview of AI. It’s a training set that would require a level of general intelligence that is far beyond the reach of near-term technology. Machines do not need politics; they “live” in a meritocracy. Humans live in anything but. As long as fairness and equality are important topics, humans will be the only ones on the political scene. Some of you will remind me that all politicians have the same goal: to get reelected. And therefore, politicians should be very easy to program. Nope. Sadly, politicians will be among the very last professionals to lose their jobs to AI. (They are also in a unique position to legislate their own job security.) 4. Judge Judges, adjudicators, arbitrators, and people who judge baking contests or Olympic sports or any type of contests that require both objective and subjective assessments have practically robotproof jobs. Subjective judgment requires

5. Mental Health Professional

Not on the List: Artist (Dancer, Painter, Musician, Singer) I have intentionally left artist, writ large, off this list. The artist is a good subject for another article. Suffice it to say, technology has already had a huge impact on the economics of the arts. And, as much as I would like to tell you otherwise, none of these jobs are anywhere near safe. What’s Next If you’re wondering where your job sits on the list of “Run for your life, the robots are coming,” you have a simple, singular mission. Learn how your job is going to be automated. Learn everything you can about what your job will evolve into and become the very best man-machine partner you can. It’s the best way to prepare yourself for the advent of AI. Lastly, don’t wait. Everyone will tell you that none of this is happening anytime soon. They are f lat wrong. But even if they are right, there’s no harm in being better prepared for an inevitable future.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— Since its founding in 2012, the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center has created opportunities for more than 10,000 residents reentering the community from jail or prison. The Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on February 23rd with more than 200 elected and public officials, county and community partners, clients, former clients and residents. The County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center has grown on a number of fronts. It now has partnerships with more than 75 community, faith-based and County departments; it has established college-credit courses both in the jails and in the community; a growing number of large employers are recruiting clients from the Center; and the Center’s South County satellite office has expanded its services and will move to a larger office in Gilroy in the next few months.   “Our Reentry Center’s innovative approach has a proven record of success,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Chair of the Santa Clara County Reentry Network. “Our county recidivism rate, reported in 2015, is 34% - just about half of the national rate of 61%.” That 34% percent, reported by Resource

Development Associates, is part of a pool of 3,742 individuals who became the responsibility of the County as a result of the 2011 passage of California’s Public Safety Realignment Act, (AB109). It transferred jurisdiction and funding for managing lower-level criminal offenders from the State level to the county level. The County of Santa Clara built an Adult Reentry Network designed to reduce the rate of recidivism, or re-offenses, through providing supportive services and resources to offenders, both during custody and post-release. President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, highlighted peer mentors as one of the most effective investments the county has made in reentry services. Mentors who have been through the criminal justice system and been trained as counselors, are better able to build trust with clients, stand as examples and give them hope for what is possible if they persevere and take advantage of the opportunities and support available to them.      “This is the year of compassion for Santa Clara County and the Reentry Resource Center is promoting dignity and teaching empowerment with each individual client,” Cortese said.   Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Chair of the

Board’s Public Safety and Justice Committee, said there was unanimous board support for creation of the Reentry Resource Center from the beginning. He commended the Center for growing the number of clients it serves annually from less than 1,000 in 2012 to more than 5,000 in 2016.                                                                        “I want to thank everyone here for working to help people change their lives,” said Supervisor Wasserman.   “Many individuals and employers in the past thought that people recently released from jail or prison had committed serious crimes,” added County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D. “But most of the time their crimes are related to drugs and alcohol, and people who have committed those kinds of offenses can be rehabilitated.”    County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center clients get help with everything from the basic necessities such as public transportation vouchers, food and clothing, to healthcare, substance use, mental illness, faith-based support, vocational training, employment, housing, legal services and tools for building emotional well-being. These services have contributed to lowering the recidivism rate for Santa Clara County AB109 clients significantly below the state recidivism rate. A large part of the success of the program is the coordination between law enforcement, County and community services, making a much smoother transition for clients from jail

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MARCH 10 - 16, 2017 or prison to services in the community. The Keynote speaker for the fifth anniversary celebration of the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center was Reverend Earl Smith, former Chaplain for San Quentin State Prison. He is the current Team Chaplain for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers, and author of Death Row Chaplain: Unbelievable True Stories from America’s Most Notorious Prison.    “I have traveled a lot and seen a lot of programs,” Reverend Smith told the audience during the fifth year celebration.  “Santa Clara County, you have the gold standard for reentry,” he said.   • Reentry Resource Center Five-year highlights • Served more than 10,000 clients over the last five years • Built partnerships with more than 75 community and faith-based organizations and county departments • Created a pilot satellite Reentry Center in San Martin – which is moving to a more permanent and accessible location in Gilroy in a few months • Established in-custody, college-credit courses at Elmwood Correctional Facility in 2016 • Initiated the development of an Alcohol and Drug Studies course with a local community college to prepare clients to become peer mentors • Was awarded a 2016 Innovation Fund grant from the MacArthur Foundation

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