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OPINION

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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018

ALL VIOLENCE IS THE REAL ISSUE each single death due to violence, there are dozens of hospitalizations, hundreds of emergency department visits, and thousands of doctors' appointments.” Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation." Although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power", in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word. This definition involves intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces. However, generally, anything that is excited in an injurious or damaging way may be described as violent even if not meant to be violence (by a person and against a person). “Globally, violence resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013 up from 1.13 million in 1990. Of the deaths in 2013, roughly 842,000 were attributed to self-harm (suicide), 405,000 to interpersonal violence, and 31,000 to collective violence (war) and legal intervention. In Africa, out of every 100,000 people, each year an estimated 60.9 die a violent death.” “Past president Corlin, American Medical Association, said: "The United States leads the world in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country. For

“Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical, mental and behavioral health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.” “In 2013 assault by firearm was the leading cause of death due to interpersonal violence, with 180,000 such deaths estimated to have occurred. The same year, assault by sharp object resulted in roughly 114,000 deaths, with a remaining 110,000 deaths from personal violence being attributed to other causes.” “Violence in (its) many forms is preventable. There is a strong relationship between levels of violence and modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol (substance abuse), and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between adults or children and (their) parents. Strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be effective in prevention of violence.” (Source: Wikipedia) On Wednesday, 03.14.18, throughout this nation, students held 17-minute rallies to memorialize those 17 individuals who died at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas School, Parkland, Florida a month ago. Unlike many prior massacres since the 1999 Columbine shooting in Aurora, Colorado, this time student body leaders spoke up eloquently and directly. They effectively said, “Enough: Never Again.” David Hogg, a senior journalism major, had interviewed fellow classmates during the CODE RED lockdown while all students

and teachers had secured and barricaded themselves in storerooms out of gunsight alignment of that AK- 47 used by the 'shooter' who was a former student with a history of being a 'loner'. The videos and social media blogs went viral. For years these MASS SHOOTING GENERATION survivors had practiced fire drills & CODE RED lockdowns with 'barricade and secure' protocols designed to minimize killings, wounded, and collateral damages. They had just experienced the same 'combat anxiety & fear' as had youth in Mid- Eastern war zones. American society has its own domestic terrorism impacting our youth with its gun- violence. Their direct communication stunned legislators and NRA spokespersons because these survivors had nothing to lose when saying “ENOUGH-NEVER AGAIN” ...Our nation needs 'GUN CONTROL' or 'GUN REGULATION'. Schools need to be secure and safe to enhance the learning process without becoming armed fortresses. Adults have not done anything because the NRA lobbyists have thwarted the legislative process to ensure profitable gun sales continue unmonitored and unimpeded by licenses and regulations. The Second Amendment rights must be redefined to eliminate sales to those who never should be able to purchase a military AK- 47 automatic rifle. Those Parkland students organized walkouts happening throughout the nation. They also partnered in solidarity with 'Moms Demanding Action' (a gun-control advocacy group); and with the next Women's March scheduled for March 24,

2018. Youth across the nation made clear that they are critical thinkers, they explore solutions, and are agents for the change they wish to see in this world. They will as us adults to 'do our jobs' in full transparency or get out of their way. Their conscious integrity and idealism has not been corrupted with fake facts, false idols and mercenary goals. Their tactics were adopted and used by Alum Rock Union School District students in partnership with Somos Mayfair (an NGOCBO non- profit) in San Jose, CA. “About 400 students and staff walked out from Alum Rock Union School District schools on International Women’s Day, to shine light on the ongoing and unscrupulous abuses that ARUSD Board members have carried out for many years.” “Joined by many parents, this action occurred in response to last week’s special Board session where community members feel they witnessed a fundamental breakdown of democratic norms and were exposed to the complete incompetence of the Board majority.” (Source: Z. Rodriguez, Email: March 8, 2018-7:06 PM; “DISTRICT WALKOUT PRESS RELEASE-400 students and parents take the streets!”) There is a great need to address 'VIOLENCE' in its forms wherever it happens. Gun violence will be mitigated, especially massacres, when military grade automatic weapons are not easily available. Those nations (Japan, Australia, U.K., Ireland) which have no automatic weapons accessible to their residents have had no massacres.

verbal abuse, need to be addressed. After all it takes a community to educate and train their youth. In schools, communities must provide 'a safe learning environment'...kids do not learn when hungry, fearful, and distracted.

del presidente del Comité Judicial de la Cámara de Representantes, el Republicano de Virginia Bob Goodlatte

PUBLISHER EMERITUS Hilbert Morales hmorales@el-observador.com

Diverse communities need to establish common core values which are practiced so as to create a peaceful, safe living environment which enables social interactions; religious events; and commerce to thrive.

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Those MSG high school students are correctly conveying the message that 'enough gun violence' has happened; that community leaders need to decide which is more important: The safety of our kids in school or the profits from gun sales. What they have done is a great service to this nation: We now know that we have to deal with all forms of human abuses: personal, physical, verbal, poverty, sexual harassment, wage disparities, etc... all of which happen in the community where families live and nurture their children... who when educated and trained end up being our future. Let's begin to deal with all of it... on the streets, in the community... not just in the schools. Because wherever it happens: abusive VIOLENCE IS THE REAL ISSUE, ESPECIALLY WAR.

Other forms of violence, including

A unos días del vencimiento del plazo el 23 de marzo para un nuevo acuerdo presupuestal, las perspectivas de un alivio migratorio permanente para los “dreamers” son inciertas, aun cuando varios senadores creen que es posible por lo menos brindarles una solución temporal que neutralice la amenaza de una deportación al menos durante 1 a 3 años.

La iniciativa de Ley pata Proteger el Futuro de América contempla reducir la migración legal a los Estados Unidos en un 40%, elimina la “migración en cadena”, la lotería de visas haría obligatorio E-Verify en un lapso de 2 años y no ofrece una solución permanente para los beneficiarios del Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), salvo permisos de trabajo renovables.

Pero han pasado varias semanas desde el fracaso de un acuerdo en el Senado para encontrar una solución duradera y hasta el momento la única propuesta que los Republicanos parecen dispuestos a votar es la polémica iniciativa HR4760

Clarissa Martínez, de UnidosUS, antes Consejo Nacional de la Raza, sostiene que el plan de Goodlatte tendría el efecto inicial de generar mayor migración ilegal a los Estados Unidos y posteriormente

tendría el impacto de criminalizar a esos migrantes. “Sería como un juego truculento... Es vergonzoso y debe ser rechazado”, indicó. Michelle Lujan Grisham, presidenta del Grupo Legislativo Hispano (CHC) de la Cámara de Representantes, bautizó correctamente al plan de Goodlatte como la Iniciativa de Ley de Deportaciones Masivas e hizo notar que no ha logrado ni el apoyo de una mayoría de los propios legisladores republicanos. La propuesta tampoco tiene sentido desde una perspectiva económica, en momentos que los 690,000 dreamers beneficiados con DACA están contribuyendo fiscalmente como nunca, toda vez que pueden laborar legalmente y pagar sus impuestos.

PUBLISHER Angelica Rossi angelica@el-observador.com

The proposals which would place armed police in schools; train teachers to use weapons; convert a school into a fortress all neglect the violence that happens in the community where their youth (students) live. Domestic- family violence, abuse of women... all types of violence need to be addressed.

UNA INICIATIVA PARA EL FUTURO José López Zamorano La Red Hispana

1042 West Hedding St. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95126

Es entendible por ello que no solo organizaciones de defensa de los inmigrantes y de los latinos, sino también empresarios y granjeros hayan salido en oposición a la propuesta, que podría tener un impacto negativo adverso para la economía estadounidense Durante este compás de espera, el presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Paul Ryan tiene la pelota en su cancha y la oportunidad de impulsar una iniciativa de alivio migratorio generosa, a la altura del carácter y el patriotismo no sólo de los dreamers sino de los millones de migrantes que hacen todos los días más grande este país. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.com.

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MANAGING EDITOR Arturo Hilario arturo@el-observador.com spanish.editor@el-observador.com CONTRIBUTORS Justin Rossi Mario Jimenez Hector Curriel Estephany Haro OP-ED Hilbert Morales english.editor@el-observador.com LEGAL NOTICES Krystle Henriks frontdesk@el-observador.com ACCOUNTING Krystle Henriks frontdesk@el-observador.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Leila Velasco leila@el-observador.com ABOUT US El Observador was founded in 1980 to serve the informational needs of the Hispanic community in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus on San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced by any form or by any means, this includes photo copying, recording or by any informational storage and retrevial systems, electronic or mechanical without express written consent of the publishers. Opinions expressed in El Observador by persons submitting articles are not necessarily the opinions of the publishers.


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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

CALENDAR

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Club Leon at San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, March 24, 2018 / 7:15pm Avaya Stadium

1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 Tickets: $24-160

Info: ticketmaster.com TONY ROBBINS – UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN Friday March 16, 2018 / All Day SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $1,095

NAKAMATSU, BEETHOVEN, & PINES OF ROME Friday March 16, 2018 / 8pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $45 - $90

LOVE STORIES OF THE SHAHNAMEH Sunday March 18, 2018 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $50 - $100

NA&L – A TOUCH OF TECH Friday March 16, 2018 / 12:10pm First Unitarian Church of San Jose 160 N 3rd St San Jose, CA $5 door donation suggested

LOVE NEVER DIES – BROADWAY SAN JOSE Friday March 16, 2018 / 8pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $48 - $153

SJSU WIND ENSEMBLE – ECSTATIC WATERS Tuesday March 20, 2018 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $8 - $21

SJ IMPROV – NICK GUERRA Friday March 16, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $20

SPRING CONCERT – SAN JOSE YOUTH SYMPHONY Saturday March 17, 2018 / 4pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $5 - $20

SHARKS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Tuesday March 20, 2018 / 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $28 - $400

ELVIS! THE WONDER OF ELVIS – TRIBUTE Friday March 16, 2018 / 8pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $39 - $49

DYLAN MORAN – GRUMBLING MUSTARD TOUR Saturday March 17, 2018 / 8pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $40+

WHISKIES OF THE WORLD SAN JOSE Thursday March 22, 2018 / 4pm San Jose Marriott 301 S Market St San Jose, CA $100

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – YERMA Wednesday March 21, 2018 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $14 - $21

THE PIANO GUYS Wednesday March 21, 2018 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $45 - $129.50


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EDUCATION

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REPORT: CANCELING STUDENT LOAN DEBT WOULD BOOST ECONOMY

MARCH 16 - 22, 2018

East Side Union High School District Celebrates Student Who Earned "Perfect" Score on Advanced Placement Exam highly intelligent and talented in mathematics," said Anh Thieu, Tran's AP Calculus AB math teacher. "I was a demanding teacher and believed in all of my students. I pushed them to do better than what they believed themselves capable of doing." AP Exams are based and reported on a 5-point scale, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. Tran received the top score of 5.

Canceling all student loan debt could create more than half of all the jobs created after the Great Recession between 2010 and 2015. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Soundbite News Service Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.4 trillion. That's greater than all credit card debt and eclipses all motor vehicle loans. Researchers at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College say canceling that debt would be a major boost to the economy. Stephanie Kelton, lead author of  the institute's new report, said 44 million Americans have outstanding loans, and many struggle to make payments or are in default.  She said canceling the debt would stimulate the economy because 44 million people would have an extra $300-$1,000 in their pockets every month. "All of these people who can't get out of their parents' basements and start their lives, buy their first home, buy a car, begin a family, have a child,” Kelton said; “all of these things that we know student loan debt plays a part in holding back, people can now go out and do." Kelton's team used two macroeconomic models - the Fair model and Moody's model - to forecast the effects of debt cancellation over ten years. They found

that clearing $1.4 trillion of debt could add as much as $2.5 trillion to the economy. Skeptics point out the move would add to the federal deficit because the government, in addition to releasing 90 percent of the debt it owns outright, also would have to service debt held by private lenders. Kelton argued that the government doesn't actually need the dollars represented by student loans on its balance sheet, because it holds the monopoly on currency and can add more dollars whenever it wants. She said taking on debt held by private banks would be a lot cheaper than the GOP's recent $1.5 trillion tax overhaul. "But it turns out that if you actually cancel the student loan debt, you do more for the economy in terms of creating jobs and growing the economy, at about half the price tag,” Kelton said. The group's projections showed that in addition to increasing national GDP, the move also would create more than 1.5 million new jobs annually, which would be more than half the number of jobs created after the Great Recession, between 2010 and 2015.

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1 of Only 6 Students in the World

San Jose, CA - - Evergreen Valley High School, part of the East Side Union High School District, celebrates Tommy Tran for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in May 2017. Tran was  1 of only 6 students in the world  to earn every point possible on the AP Calculus AB Exam in May 2017, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam.   "I am very proud of Tommy. He is

"AP courses and exams are collegelevel, and require hard work and focus on the part of students and their teachers," said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. "On behalf of the College Board, we congratulate the students and community members who make challenging coursework and focused practice a priority, and who motivate and encourage all students to capture their academic potential." The College Board is committed to ensuring that students have access to the opportunities they have earned. Students who succeed in AP are not only more likely to succeed in college, but have the chance to save a significant amount of time and money by earning college credit or placement. To learn more about AP, please visit exploreap.org. 


BUSINESS

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PAYDAY LOANS MAY COME AT A HIGH COST Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

lenders may be hard to locate and contact, and can make loans without complying with licensing requirements or other protections. Completing loan applications online may also lead to identity theft.

Life can be expensive. Maybe you overspent over the holidays and are now having trouble paying your bills. Or perhaps you had an unforeseen emergency and need help making payments. If that’s the case, the ads promising fast, easy cash that are all over the radio, TV, and Internet may be tempting. But these “payday loans” often come with large fees and high interest rates. Payday loans, also called cash advance loans, check advance loans, post-dated check loans, or deferred deposit loans, are small, short-term, high-rate loans offered by check cashers, finance companies, and others. They generally work like this: you borrow some money and pay it back, with a fee, when you receive your next paycheck. This can be done with checks or through your bank account. You can also usually pay more to extend the loan.

• Know how to deal with debt collectors. If you have taken out a payday loan in the past, you may be targeted by debt collection scammers and illegal debt collectors. In a debt collection scam, scammers harass you trying to get you to pay a debt that you don’t even owe. Consumers nationwide reported around 2,300 of these to BBB Scam Tracker in 2017. The FTC notes that even if you do owe debt, “some collectors harass and threaten consumers, demand larger payments than the law allows, refuse to verify disputed debts, and disclose debts to consumers’ employers, coworkers, family members, and friends.” Tips for dealing with debt collectors can be found at ftc. gov and at bbb.org/debtcollectionscam. Photo Credit: Better Business Bureau

If you do need a short-term loan, make sure to borrow responsibly:

more information on advance fee loan scams, visit bbb.org/loanscam.

• Watch out for scams. Consumers nationwide reported more than 1,000 advance fee loan scams to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/scamtracker) in 2017. The median dollar lost was $600, 39% of reports involved a monetary loss, and the most common payment method was a prepaid card. In this scam, you’re promised a loan no matter how bad your credit history is – you just have to pay an upfront fee first. Unfortunately, once you pay the fee, the loan never comes. A San Francisco woman reported to BBB Scam Tracker that she lost $300 to this scam last August; she was asked to pay with an iTunes gift card due to her low credit score. For

• Research the lender. In 2017, consumers nationwide filed around 1,200 complaints against payday loan companies with BBB. However, things may be getting better. Consumers filed around 1,700 complaints in 2016 and more than 2,200 complaints in 2015. Make sure to research businesses at bbb.org to see their BBB Rating, Customer Reviews, and complaint history. • Verify licensing. It’s also vital to check licensing – lenders must be licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO). You can search licenses at dbo.ca.gov/fsd/licensees/.

PRÉSTAMOS DE DÍA DE PAGO PUEDEN VENIR A UN ALTO COSTO Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

La vida puede ser costosa. Tal vez haya gastado en exceso durante la temporada de fiestas y ahora tenga problemas pagar sus cuentas. O tal vez tuvo una emergencia imprevista y necesita ayuda para hacer los pagos. Si ese es el caso, los anuncios que prometen dinero rápido y fácil que están en la radio, televisión e Internet pueden ser tentadores. Pero estos “préstamos de día de pago”, o “payday loans”, a menudo vienen con grandes tarifas y altas tasas de interés. Préstamos de día de pago, también llamados préstamos de adelanto de dinero en efectivo, préstamos sobre cheques posdatados, o préstamos sobre depósito de cheques diferidos, son préstamos por montos pequeños, a corto plazo, y con altas tasas ofrecidos por compañías que cambian cheques, compañías financieras, y otros. Por lo general, funcionan de esta manera: usted pide prestado dinero y lo devuelve, con una tarifa, cuando recibe su próximo cheque de pago. Esto se puede hacer con cheques o través de su cuenta bancaria. También puede pagar más para extender el préstamo. Si necesita un préstamo a corto plazo, asegúrese

de tomar prestado de manera responsable: • Tenga cuidado con las estafas. Los consumidores informaron más de 1,000 estafas de préstamos con tarifa adelantado al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB (bbb.org/scamtracker) en 2017. La pérdida media fue $600, el 39% de los informes involucraron una pérdida monetaria, y el método de pago más común fue una tarjeta prepaga. En esta estafa, le prometen un préstamo, incluso si tiene un puntaje de crédito malo, pero tiene que pagar una tarifa inicial para obtenerlo. Desafortunadamente, una vez que paga la tarifa, el préstamo nunca llega. Una mujer de San Francisco informó al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB que perdió $300 a esta estafa el agosto pasado; le pidieron que pague con una tarjeta de iTunes debido a su bajo puntaje de crédito. Para obtener más información sobre estafas de préstamos con tarifa adelantado, visite bbb.org/loanscam. • Investigue al prestamista. En 2017, los consumidores presentaron alrededor de 1,200 quejas contra compañías de préstamos de día de pago con BBB. Sin embargo, la situación puede estar mejorando. Los consumidores presentaron alrededor de 1,700 quejas en 2016 y más de 2,200 quejas en 2015. Asegúrese de buscar empresas en bbb.org para ver su calificación

According to CA DBO, “when consumers do business with unlicensed lenders… they’re less likely to benefit from the protections provided borrowers by state law… [Which] include limits on the dollar amount of payday loans and the fees consumers can be charged, as well as requirements that lenders provide borrowers important information about loans.” • Be careful looking online. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notes that “in recent years, the availability of payday loans via the Internet has markedly increased.” However, some of these Internet lenders use deception and break the law to take advantage of consumers. Internet payday

de BBB, comentarios de clientes pasados, y su historial de quejas. • Verifique las licencias. También es vital verificar las licencias: prestamistas de préstamos de día de pago deben tener una licencia del Departamento de Supervisión de Negocios de California (CA DBO). Pude buscar licencias en dbo.ca.gov/ fsd/licensees/. Según CA DBO, cuando los consumidores hacen negocios con prestamistas sin licencia, es menos probable que se beneficien de las protecciones proporcionadas por la ley estatal, que incluyen límites al monto en dólares y las tarifas de los préstamos de día de pago, así como requisitos que los prestamistas brinden a los prestatarios información importante sobre préstamos. • Tenga cuidado al buscar en línea. La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) dice que en los últimos años, la disponibilidad de préstamos de día de pago en el Internet ha aumentado marcadamente. Sin embargo, los prestamistas en el Internet pueden engañar a los consumidores y violar la ley para tomar ventaja de los prestatarios. Los prestamistas de día de pago en línea pueden ser difíciles de localizar y contactar, y pueden hacer préstamos sin cumplir con los requisitos de licencia u otras protecciones. Completar solicitudes de préstamos en línea también puede causar el robo de identidad. • Sepa cómo manejar los cobradores de deudas. Si ha obtenido un préstamo de día de pago en el pasado, los estafadores de cobro de deudas y los cobradores de deudas ilegales pueden llamarle.

• Consider your alternatives. Before taking out a payday loan, the FTC suggests considering your options, which include: borrowing from your credit union or a small loan company; shopping for the lowest cost credit offer; contacting your creditors or loan servicer; working with a local consumer credit counseling service; making a realistic budget; and enabling overdraft protection. BBB’s Financial Building Blocks (bbb. org/financial-building-blocks), which offers tips for managing and reducing your debt and also includes a free debt solution tool, may be able to help. You can also visit go.bbb.org/loans and go.bbb.org/debtoptions for more information. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

En una estafa de cobro de deudas, los estafadores le acostan para que pague una deuda que ni siquiera debe. Los consumidores informaron alrededor de 2,300 de estos al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2017. La FTC dice que incluso si usted debe deudas, algunos coleccionistas acosan y amenazan a los consumidores, demandan pagos más grandes que lo permitido por la ley, se niegan a verificar las deudas en disputa, y revelan deudas a los empleadores, compañeros de trabajo, familiares y amigos de los consumidores. Más consejos para manejar a los cobradores de deudas son en ftc.gov y en bbb. org/debtcollectionscam. • Considere sus alternativas. Antes de solicitar un préstamo de día de pago, la FTC sugiere considerar sus opciones, que incluyen: préstamos de su cooperativa de crédito o una compañía de pequeños préstamos; buscando la oferta de crédito de menor costo; contactar a sus acreedores o prestador de servicios de préstamo; trabajando con un servicio local de asesoría de crédito al consumidor; hacer un presupuesto realista; y habilitando la protección contra sobregiros. Los “BBB Financial Buildilng Blocks” (bbb.org/financial-building-blocks) ofrecen consejos para administrar y reducir su deuda y también incluye una herramienta de solución de deuda gratuita. También puede visitar go.bbb. org/loans y go.bbb.org/debtoptions para obtener más información. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en bbb.org.


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HEALTH

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PLACE, RACE AND HEALTH: HOW IS YOUR COMMUNITY DOING?

Soundbite News Service WASHINGTON — If you want to know how healthy your county is, check the ZIP code. For the ninth year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have released a report  showing how nearly every county in the United States is doing, as well as what gaps persist.  The report looked at more than 30 factors that influence how long and how well people live. Some of those include rates of smoking, alcohol and drug use, obesity, high school graduation and income inequality.  This year, the rankings revealed the gaps that persist - not only by place, but also among racial and ethnic groups. Matt Trujillo, program officer with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said people of color are disproportionately affected when it comes to health and well-being. "In order for folks to live the healthiest life possible, it's important to remove barriers,” Trujillo said; “things like residential segregation, low-paying jobs, poor quality education so that everyone does have that equal opportunity to be healthy." Trujillo said rural counties still struggle more than urban counties to provide equal opportunities. He noted that in 2016, the unemployment rate

for adults in the bottom-performing counties was 7.5 percent, compared with 3.2 percent for adults in the topperforming counties. When it comes to education, the report showed that one out of every five youths in bottom-performing counties does not graduate from high school in four years. And that figure climbed to one in four for American Indian, Alaskan Native, black, and Hispanic youth. Trujillo said those numbers often dovetail with the child poverty rate, which is still higher than before the recent recession. But, Trujillo added, since the data collection began nine years ago, some communities have successfully employed strategies to close the opportunity gap. "One of which is Kansas City, that have really taken a concerted effort to address disparities and have community coalitions,” he said. “Community members speak to each other to address the issue of disparities head-on." The report showed that unfair bank lending practices and property taxbased school funding formulas contribute to racial disparities. Another worrisome data point showed that after nearly a decade of improvement, there are early signs that the percentage of babies born at low birthweight may be on the rise - often considered a key measure of health and quality of life.

Racial and ethnic inequities in the United States are highlighted in the 2018 County Health Rankings. Photo Credit: Pixabay

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RECIPE/HOME

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CHULETAS AL PASTOR CON SALSA CHIPOTLE

en círculos de ½ pulgada de espesor

• Sodio (mg) 560.84

• 3 dientes de ajo picados

• Hierro (mg) 1.16

• 2 cucharaditas de sal Kosher

• Carbohidratos (g) 7.80

• 1 cucharadita de orégano seco (preferiblemente mexicano)

En un recipiente grande, marina las chuletas de cerdo con la mezcla. Cubre y enfría durante al menos 1 hora.

• 1 cucharadita de comino molido

• Calorías (kcal) 431.40

Calienta una sartén grande con aceite de oliva a fuego medio-alto y saltea las chuletas de cerdo hasta dorarlas, aproximadamente de 10 a 12 minutos (5-6 minutos de cada lado), y hasta que las chuletas alcancen una temperatura interna de entre 145oF. a 160o F. (Utiliza un termómetro digital).

• Fibra dietética (g) 1.00

SUGERENCIAS PARA SERVIR

• 2 cucharadas de chiles chipotle en adobo enlatados INFORMACIÓN NUTRICIONAL Por porción

• Calorías de grasa (kcal) 304.96 • Azúcares (g) 4.67

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• Proteína (g) 22.91 • Grasa saturada (g) 7.38 • Vitamina A - UI (UI) 261.23 • Ácido graso trans (g) 0.07 • Vitamina C (mg) 21.10 • Colesterol (mg) 66.39

Chuleta Las chuletas de cerdo son el corte más popular proveniente del lomo de cerdo, el cual es la tira de carne que va desde la cadera del cerdo hasta la paleta. Dependiendo de donde se originan, puedes encontrar una variedad de nombres para las chuletas de cerdo incluyendo las chuletas de lomo, de costilla, de solomillo, del extremo superior y de espaldilla.

• Calcio (mg) 60.56

TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING AN EPIC FAMILY VACATION BPT

Are you dreaming about an incredible family escape your loved ones will always remember? Perhaps your dream vacation is filled with adventure while eating around the world and exploring castles in faraway places, or maybe it's relaxing on a private island with picturesque views of crystal clear water. Before taking off, you need to tackle the logistics. Fortunately, with a few tips from those in the know, creating an unforgettable getaway can be as magical as taking one. Tip #1: Get the inside scoop No idea where to begin? Talk with a trustworthy resource or fellow parent who has "been there." The honest and relatable vacation tips you'll receive are invaluable and can ease the planning process. For example, individuals thinking about planning a Disney vacation should visit www. disneyparksmomspanel.com, an online resource providing authentic answers to guests seeking advice from in-the-know panelists with years of vast experience. The panel, which recently announced the addition of 11 new moms, dads and grandparents, includes your next-door neighbors, your good friends, and above all else, seasoned vacationers you can count on for genuine advice when planning your next getaway to a Disney destination. The panel can give you a personalized response in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

fickle pre-teen even has a dream destination you might not know of, and your kindergartner is sure to throw a few ideas into the ring. After you make a list of everyone's thoughts, do some research online. Poke around travel websites, talk with other parents and search www. disneyparksmomspanel.com for guidance. With a little digging, you can find experiences that appeal as much to your toddler as your teenager and even your best friend. The key is to make it a discussion, talk with others who are in the know and overall, enjoy helping you plan your escape. Whether you're going for a dream Disney vacation, planning a beach getaway, indulging in one-of-a-kind foodie experiences, (or all three!), there are plenty of places that grant everyone's wishes. Tip #3: Be proactive about special requirements Keep special needs top of mind when booking accommodations. For example, all U.S. hotels are required to offer wheelchair-accessible rooms, but international hotels follow different guidelines, so be sure to ask. Additionally, if you have a sensitive child who prefers a calmer environment, book a hotel room away from the pool or other entertainment spaces.

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Another common concern for families is food allergies. To ease worries, plan ahead. Experienced jetsetters suggest asking restaurants for their ingredients charts and nutrition information or requesting to speak directly to the chef. You can even call airlines and hotels early to ask about allergy policies.

You probably have a few ideas of where to go, but brainstorming destinations with your travel crew can provide helpful feedback and insight into everyone's interests. Maybe your best friends are making brunch a priority for your girlfriends' getaway. Or Grandma has a few "memory making" ideas for her vacation with the grandkids. Your

Bottom line: It's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when planning a family getaway. Each age has different considerations, but with some smart strategizing and advice from the right people, you can create memories to last a lifetime. These three tips will have you well on your way to experiencing an epic family vacation.

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CRYSTAL BUILDS AN ACROBATIC WORLD ON ICE

With their newest production, Cirque du Soleil performers slip into skates as they continue to defy the imagination [performance] you have a combination of synchronization with the skaters and the choreography. What is the story within “Crystal”? Crystal is a young misfit, she has her head in the clouds, and she is looking for new possibilities, so she leaves home one evening and ventures on a pond and the ice breaks. From there she falls and dives into this very surreal world of her imagination where she meets characters along with her reflection, that helps her push the boundaries and identify who she is. Through this journey she becomes a young, free, empowered, and confident woman. Photo Credit: Matt Beard / Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt / 2017 Cirque du Soleil

Arturo Hilario El Observador Cirque du Soleil’s celebrated lineage of artistically rich and eclectic productions create experiences that range in their concepts and storytelling, but always seem to dazzle audiences with their unique approach. To continue that heritage, they are literally bringing their chilliest, coldest entry to date. “Crystal”, their first production on ice, uses the added potential of ice skating mixed with acrobatics, both on the ice and in the air, to build a world of reflection and imagination. “Crystal” tells the story of a young woman named Crystal (hence the title) who embarks into a surreal world of her own making after taking a fall into a pond. The rest is made up of the magic Cirque du Soleil is known for. Julie Desmarais is the Touring Publicist with the production, and she gave us some insight into just exactly what makes up this new, colder, yet living and breathing landscape, and how the new slippery stage helped lead the creative team into blending art forms. Could you break down what makes “Crystal”, being the first production from Cirque du Soleil on ice, so unique? Well, ice brings a new element. It brings speed, it brings some elegance, and grace. With “Crystal”, we built the theme of the show around ice and we wanted to create a show that [mixed] disciplines together, acrobatics and skating. So, you have 40 world class

artists, a combination of ice figure skaters, extreme skaters, acrobats, and the acrobats have to learn how to do some skating, and the skaters had to learn how to do some acrobatics. So, we wanted the disciplines on the ice to blend. When you say “blend”, could you give some examples of what exactly is happening on the ice with these combined? “Crystal” features 10 different acrobatic numbers, you will see some swinging trapeze, juggling as you may have seen before in some of our other Cirque du Soleil productions, with the difference that they are performed now on skates. You will see a swinging trapeze act where during the act [Crystal] is suspended 20 feet in the air with ice skates on. So, it does bring a little bit of a difference when she performs her act. Within that act you have one figure skater that does choreography, which is actually the opposite of the swinging trapeze artists. We also use technology by using the ice as a projection canvas. There’s 28 projectors that follow the storyline of “Crystal”, and that makes our fans travel from scene to scene without changing space. It is very different in that sense, where you’ll have a juggling act [and] they are on ice skates and in the choreography, you have a combination of synchro-skating and acrobats. Same with other scenes in the show where you have the first act and it sets the tone quite well, it’s an act where Crystal falls into this surreal world and meets these shadows. In this acrobatic

Did this new format on ice take longer to develop than previous Cirque du Soleil productions? Every production we create is different in the sense of the research and development that goes along with it. With “Crystal”, and ice being a new surface, we wanted to explore what were the capacities, and how we could bring our touch to ice. The concept and

the project came along in September of 2016 and several workshops were conducted [with] skating designers, acrobatic coaches, figure skaters, to see how we could bring Cirque du Soleil acrobatics onto a new surface, which is a bit more slippery. Everybody came together in June of 2017 for a 4-month creation process. During that time, we had an idea of what we wanted to do but we were still exploring, so that was part creation, part rehearsals and staging. In the end, what would you say would be a good reason to check out “Crystal” when it comes to San Jose? There’s many “wow’s” in the show, the energy that is brought together by the skating and the skaters and the acrobats makes it very unique. You’ll see some new acrobatics you’ve never seen. There’s nothing yet like it. Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” will come to San Jose from March 28,  2018 April 1, 2018 at SAP Center. Information and tickets can be found at ticketmaster. com.

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LGBTQ GROUP PUSHES BACK AGAINST LAWSUIT TARGETING TRANSGENDER STUDENTS Eric Tegethoff Public News Service

DALLAS, Ore. — A lawsuit is challenging an Oregon school district's policy protecting transgender students - but opponents say the case should be thrown out.

A lawsuit challenges Oregon's protections for transgender students. Photo Credit: ACLU of Oregon

The ACLU of Oregon wants to intervene on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, in a case in the Dallas School District, located near Salem. A group known as Parents for Privacy sued the district in November over its policy allowing

students to use bathrooms and facilities that conform to their gender identity. Amy Herzfeld-Copple is co-executive director of Basic Rights Oregon. "We feel like it's fundamentally mean-spirited and transphobic and motivated by a desire to exclude trans students from school life and not respect their dignity," Herzfeld-Copple says.  Parents for Privacy says the school district is violating the rights of other students by accommodating transgender students. Similar cases against school districts in Illinois and Pennsylvania have failed in recent years. The ACLU still is waiting to hear if it can intervene or if the case will be dismissed. The Dallas School District also has filed a motion to dismiss the case.

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Oregon Department of Education guidance issued by Gov. Kate Brown outlines how school districts should accommodate transgender students. Herzfeld-Copple says Basic Rights Oregon provided input in developing these guidelines. "We worked with the Oregon Department of Education in 2016 to release new guidelines that are trans-inclusive and are among some of the strongest guidelines in the country to make sure that K-12 schools are providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for trans students," Herzfeld-Copple explained.  Oregon has strengthened protections even as the federal government has weakened them. Last year, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded guidance that outlined federal protections for transgender students.


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Dirija su propia aula, y de paso obtenga su credencial para enseñar El programa Camino a la Enseñanza del SFUSD es nuestro programa de acreditación patrocinado por el Distrito Escolar, diseñado con el fin de preparar personas que aspiran a ser maestros para las aulas de San Francisco que más los necesiten. PRÁCTICA: Domine las destrezas esenciales para enseñar mientras usted dirige su propia aula de tiempo completo. ASESORÍA: Aprenda a ser exitoso en el SFUSD con la asesoría de un orientador experto. COMMUNIDAD: Únase a ser un grupo de personas que aspiran a ser maestros en su trayectoria a una nueva carrera en el salón de clase. Para obtener más información y hacer una solicitud, por favor visite el portal de internet: https://sfpathwaytoteaching.teach ertrack2.org/ SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Lara Mora Heriberto aka Heriberto Mora Lara AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Lara Mora Heriberto aka Heriberto Mora Lara You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte Nombre del demandante: Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte Case Number (Número de caso): 17FL003264 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance

will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo.

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emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. EXENCIÓN DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Mailing Address: 201 N. First Street, San Jose, CA

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95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte 169 Millar Ave San Jose, CA 95127 (408) 625-9050 Date (Fecha): August 07, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Tamara Denton Deputy (Asistente): STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of

the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. NOTICE - ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation,

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Cable Harness & Electro-Mechanical Assemblers Needed Compass Components, Inc. Experience required. Please submit resumes to HR@ccicms.com Material Handlers & Warehouse Workers Needed Compass Components, Inc. Experience required. Please submit resumes to HR@ccicms.com property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse del estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, o solicitar un pasaporte nuevo o de repuesto para los hijos menores, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o sin una orden de la corte; 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, excepto en el curso habitual de actividades personal o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y

4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte la asignación de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. AVISO-ACCESO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONÓMICO: ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es as¡, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir el costo que paga por seguro de salud asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener mas información, visite www. coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de


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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Case No. 17FL003264 Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte 169 Millar Ave San Jose, CA 95127 Phone No: (408) 625-9050 Attorney for (name): SelfRepresented Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 201 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 PETITIONER: Maria Isabel Valdovinos-Santacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santa Cruz Plancarte RESPONDENT: Lara Mora Heriberto aka Heriberto Mora Lara CASE NUMBER: 17FL003264 PETITION FOR: Dissolution (Divorce) of: Marriage 1. LEGAL RELATIONSHIP (check all that apply): a. We are married. 2. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS (check all that apply): a. Petitioner has been a resident of this state for at least six months and of this county for at least three months immediately preceding the filing of this Petition. (For a divorce, at least one person in the legal relationship described in items 1a and 1c must comply with this requirement)

3. STATISTICAL FACTS a. (1) Date of marriage (specify): March 25, 2006 (2) Date of separation (specify): September 26, 2006 (3) Time from date of marriage to date of separation (specify): 0 Years 6 Months 4. MINOR CHILDREN c. The are no minor children Petitioner requests that the court make the following orders: 5. LEGAL GROUNDS (Family Code sections 2200-2210, 2310-2312) a. Divorce (1) irreconcilable differences. 6. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION (PARENTING TIME) a. Legal custody of children to: No Minor Children b. Physical custody of children to: No Minor Children 8. SPOUSAL OR DOMESTIC PARTNER SUPPORT b. Terminate (end) the court’s ability to award support to Petitioner and Respondent 9. SEPARATE PROPERTY b. Confirm as separate property the assets and debts in Property Declaration (form FL-160) 10. COMMUNITY AND QUASI - COMMUNIT Y PROPERTY a. There are no such assets or debts that I know of to be divided by the court. 12. I HAVE READ THE RESTRAINING ORDERS ON THE BACK OF THE SUMMONS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY APPLY TO ME WHEN THE PETITION IS FILED I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 08/07/2017 /s/ Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santa Cruz Plancarte FOR MORE INFORMATION: Read Legal Steps for a Divorce or Legal Separation (form FL-107 INFO) and visit “Families Change” at www.familieschange. ca.gov – an online guide for parents and children going through divorce and separation.

NOTICE: You may redact (black out) social security numbers from any written material filed with the court in this case other than a form used to collect child, spousal or partner support. NOTICE– CANCELL ATION OF RIGHTS: Dissolution or legal separation may automatically cancel the rights of a domestic partner or spouse under the other domestic partner’s or spouse’s will, trust, retirement plan, power of attorney, pay-on-death bank account, domestic partner or spouse as beneficiary of the other partner’s or spouse’s life insurance policy. You should review these matters, as well as any credit cards, other credit accounts, insurance policies, retirement plans, and credit reports, to determine whether they should be changes or whether you should take any other actions. Some changes may require the agreement of your partner or spouse or a court other. PROPERTY DECLARATION (FL-160) Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte 169 Millar Ave San Jose, CA 95127 Phone No: (408) 625-9050 Attorney for (name): SelfRepresented Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 201 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 PETITIONER: Maria Isabel Va l d o v i n o s - S a n t a c r u z aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte RESPONDENT: Lara Mora Heriberto aka Heriberto Mora Lara Petitioner’s Separate Property Declaration CASE NUMBER: 17FL003264 A. BRIEF DESCRIPTION 2. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, APPLIANCES:

• Household Items (P.) Date Acquired: 07/2017 Gross Fair Market Value: $200 Net Fair Market Value: $200 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $200 4. VEHICLES, BOATS, TRAILERS: • Ford F150 2001 (P.) Date Acquired: Before marriage Gross Fair Market Value: $2,500 Net Fair Market Value: $2,500 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $2,500 • Toyota 2001 (P.) Date Acquired: 06/2017 Gross Fair Market Value: $500 Net Fair Market Value: $500 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $500 • Hummer 2003 (P.) Date Acquired: After separation Gross Fair Market Value: $10,000 Amount of Debt: $-10,000 5. SAVINGS ACCOUNTS • Wells Fargo (P.) Date Acquired: Before marriage Gross Fair Market Value: $11,000 Net Fair Market Value: $11,000 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $11,000 • Wells Fargo (P.) Date Acquired: Before marriage Gross Fair Market Value: $4,400 Net Fair Market Value: $4,400 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $4,400 18. TOTAL ASSETS Gross Fair Market Value: $28,600 Amount of Debt: $-10,000 Net Fair Market Value: $18,600 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $18,600 A. DEBTS SHOW TO WHOM OWED 23. CREDIT CARDS •Macys 1486 (P.) Date Incurred: After marriage Total Owing: $-400 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $-400

•Mastercard 7709 (P.) Date Incurred: After marriage Total Owing: 0 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner 0 •Wellsfargo 5538 (P.) Date Incurred: After marriage Total Owing: $-400 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $-400 26. TOTAL DEBTS Total Owing: $-800 Proposal For Division Award or Confirm to: Petitioner $-800 Date: 8/07/2017 /s/ Maria Isabel ValdovinosSantacruz aka Ma. Isabel Santacruz Plancarte March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639713 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RUDY’S HANDYMAN, 1173 Sandstone LN, San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Rodolfo Anival Ramirez Aguilar. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/06/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Rodolfo Anival Ramirez Aguilar This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/06/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639713 March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639752 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUNA’S TRAVEL MULTISERVICES, 1789 West San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara County.

This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Maria Angeles Torruco, 2867 Garden Ave, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN639641 with changes (Publication Required). “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Angeles Torruco This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/07/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639752 March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jose D Raigoza-Fuentes, 1800 Evans Ln Apt 1306, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/15/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Jose D Raigoza Fuentes This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/12/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639901 March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639925 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BEAUTIFUL FOOT MASSAGE, 492 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Tianliang Liu, 40221 Strawflower Way, Fremont, CA 94538. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Tianliang Liu This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639925

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639878 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ZEALOUS CREATIVE, 20380 Stevens Creek Ave Apt 330, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Christopher and Christine Kezelos, 20380 Stevens Creek Ave Apt 330, Cupertino, CA 95014. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/01/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Christine Kezelos This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/12/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 639878

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639901 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DCN JANITORIAL SERVICES, 1800 Evans Ln Apt 1306, San Jose, CA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639969 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JOEYS ON THE GO, 2231 Sutter Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara

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County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Nika Manabat, 2231 Sutter Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Nika Manabat This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639969 March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324464 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ricardo Bautista Santos and Teresa Lopez Cruz. Petitioner(s) Ricardo Bautista Santos and Teresa Lopez Cruz have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricardo Bautista Jr to Ricardo Jr Bautista Lopez. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324406 Superior Court of California,


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County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rosa T. Luciano Demartinez. Petitioner(s) Rosa T. Luciano Demartinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rosa T. Luciano Demartinez to Rosa Luciano. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 8, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324459 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Nhung Nguyen Hong Poon. Petitioner(s) Nhung Nguyen Hong Poon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhung Nguyen Hong Poon to Nancy Nhung Poon. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

Court March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324541 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jignasa Patel & Tejas Patel. Petitioner(s) Jignasa Patel & Tejas Patel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aarush Tejas Patel to Aarush Jignasa Patel. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESSNAME STATEMENT NO. 639400 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CENTRO EXPRESS, 910 Oakland Rd STE A, San Jose CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Raymundo F Campos, 490 E Hedding St Unit 3, San Jose CA, 95112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/27/18. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Raymundo F Campos This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/27/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 639400 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639562 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOLITA AND JOSE'S DAYCARE, 1459 Amesbury Wy, San Jose CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Dolores and Jose Gutierrez, 1459 Amesbury Wy, San Jose CA, 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Dolores Gutierrez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 639562 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639298 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PACIFIC POLYMERS COMPANY, 694 Quinn Avenue, San Jose CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. The principle place of business is in Santa Clara County and current fictitious business name statement is on file at the County Clerk Recorder’s Office of said county. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Harry G. Lee and Lihua Ho Lee, 19805 Oakhaven Dr, Saratoga CA, 95070. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 5/15/2003. This filing is a refile of previous file # FBN 576054 with changes (Publication Required). “I declare that

all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Harry Lee, President This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639298 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639592 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ES & ANTAB PEST ELIMINATE, 165 Blossom Hill SPC 146, San Jose CA, 95123, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): John Van Nguyen, 165 Blossom Hill SPC 146, San Jose CA, 95123. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/05/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ John Van Nguyen This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639592 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO.639594 The following person(s)/ registrant(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s) ANTAB & SP PEST ELIMINATION, Address: 165 Blossom Hill SPC 146, San Jose CA, 95123, Santa Clara County. Full Name of Registrant(s): John Van Nguyen, Address: 165 Blossom Hill SPC 146, San Jose CA, 95123. This business was conducted by an Individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on: 07/28/2016 under file

no. FBN 619942. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ John Van Nguyen, Owner This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 03/05/2018 Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639594 March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Merlin Tatel Texon. Petitioner(s) Merlin Tatel Texon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Merlin Tatel Texon to Meryll Taule-Tatel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 2, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise. Petitioner(s) Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for

a decree changing names as follows: a. Vito Kossi Adanhodou to Victor Williams b. Jonathan Jayden Adanhodou to Jonathan Jayden Williams c. Yolande Wise to Yolande Wise Williams. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 2, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323972 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seyed Mohammad Shafigh Shirinfar. Petitioner(s) Seyed Mohammad Shafigh Shirinfar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seyed Mohammad Shafigh Shirinfar to Shafigh Shirinfar. 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 6/5/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323964 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cynthia Renée Trillo. Petitioner(s) Cynthia Renée Trillo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cynthia Renée Trillo to Tara Renée Trillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323974 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Georgianna Barbara Martinez. Petitioner(s) Georgianna Barbara Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Georgianna Barbara Martinez to Gina Martinez. 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 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the

county of Santa Clara. March 1, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324217 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vicky Farias Martinez. Petitioner(s) Vicky Farias Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vicky Castillo Farias to Vicky Chavez Farias. 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 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324250 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yarrow Mandy Spence King. Petitioner(s) Yarrow Mandy Spence King has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yarrow Mandy Spence King to Arabella Yarrow Mandy Spence King. 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 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San


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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 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 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324023 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Izabella Etkin. Petitioner(s) Izabella Etkin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Izabella Etkin to Izabella D’Marti. 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 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 1, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324339 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ahmad Kamal Moustafa. Petitioner(s) Ahmad Kamal Moustafa has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ahmad Kamal Moustafa to Bruce Graham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if

any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/15/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 7, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324341 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zsea Beaumonis. Petitioner(s) Zsea Beaumonis has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zsea Beaumonis to Zsea Bowmani. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 7, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324307 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jason Reynolds. Petitioner(s) Jason Reynolds has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chance Alexander Brice

Franciscus to Chance Alexander Brice Reynolds. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324310 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jia Yu Zhao. Petitioner(s) Jia Yu Zhao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jia Yu Zhao to Steven Zhao. 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 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324214 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Onjoo Lee. Petitioner(s) Onjoo

Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Onjoo Lee to Jinnie Lee. 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 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639266 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EL GALERON DE CARNITAS, 2935 Glen Craig Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Alma Infante, 2935 Glen Craig Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 2/23/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Alma Infante This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639266 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639318 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRISTINE PRINCIPLE VENTURES, 1013 Wood Duck Ave., Santa Clara,

CA 95051, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Dwight Smith, 1013 Wood Duck Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/1/2017. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Dwight Smith This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639318 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639288 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. DONDE LOS PAISAS 2. DLP CATERING, 611 Martil Way, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: General Partnership. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Sarah Rendon and Durley Galeano, 611 Martil Way, Milpitas, CA 95035. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Sarah Rendon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639288 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 638936 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SCOOP MICROCREAMERY, 203 University Ave,

Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): JEG1 LLC., 203 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, N/A. This filing is a refile of previous file # FBN 581620, with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Emory Wu JEG1 LLC., Managing Member Article/Registration # 201724310543. Above entity formed in the state of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/14/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638936 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639303 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NOECON, 1350 State Street, Alviso, CA 95002, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Noecon. INC, 1350 State Street, Alviso, CA 95002. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/26/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Noe Gonzalez Noecon. INC, President Article/Registration #4103336. Above entity formed in the state of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639303

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUSBUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 639317 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NISOFT SOLUTIONS, 4979 Grimsby Drive, San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jai P Pugalia and Usha Pugalia, 4979 Grimsby Drive, San Jose, CA 95130. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 6/17/1998. This filing is a refile of previous file # FBN 552192, with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Jai P Pugalia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/26/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639317 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638792 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. FAIR REPAIR, 2. FAIR APPLIANCE REPAIR, 3. FAIR HVAC REPAIR, 4. FAIR SERVICES, 243 Buena Vista Ave, Apt 503, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): West Services LLC, 243 Buena Vista Ave, Apt 503, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 2/9/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Alexey Zadumin West Services LLC, Manager Article/Registration #201709410657. Above

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entity formed in the state of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/9/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 638792 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323642 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashkan Kermaniyanrahatabad. Petitioner(s) Ashkan Ke r m a n i ya n r a h at a b a d has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashkan Kermaniyanrahatabad to Ashkan Kermanian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323696 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rebecca Young. Petitioner(s) Rebecca Young has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rebecca Young to Rebecca Yeung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the peti-


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tion for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323371 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhelashe Souvann Sajous-Turner. Petitioner(s) Nhelashe Souvann Sajous-Turner has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhelashe Souvann Sajous-Turner to Nhelashea Sajous Vehar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Begimai Samykbaeva. Petitioner(s) Begimai Samykbaeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names

as follows: a. Begimai Samykbaeva to Sara Esentur. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise. Petitioner(s) Vito Adanhodou and Yolande Wise has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vito Kossi Adanhodou to Victor Williams, b. Jonathan Jayden Adanhodou to Jonathan Jayden Williams. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323751

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fattaneh Sanaei Aghdam. Petitioner(s) Fattaneh Sanaei Aghdam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hasti Anvari to Hasstee Karbalaei. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323735 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem. Petitioner(s) Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sireen E. Abdel-Dayem to Sireen Suleiman ElNashar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323840 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sook Min Park and Jaeyoung Kwak. Petitioner(s) Sook Min Park and Jaeyoung Kwak has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yong Won Kwak to Stephen Yong Won Kwak. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Evelyn Casta単eda. Petitioner(s) Evelyn Casta単eda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aylin Yamilet Robles Casta単eda to Aylin Ximena Robles Casta単eda. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least

once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Karen L. Shurden No.18PR182801 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jordan Reyes in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jordan Reyes be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Karen L. Shurden, Karen Shurden. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/27/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code,

or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Bernice Shurden No.18PR182800 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jordan Reyes in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jordan Reyes be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Bernice Shurden. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 04/27/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and

MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Atieh Zarghami No.18PR182876 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Farshad Zarghami in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Farshad Zarghami be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Atieh Zarghami. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/10/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408)866-8382 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Aldo Patrick Dal Canto To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Aldo Patrick Dal Canto,


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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on November 29, 2017, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639079 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FERMIN’S TRUCKING, 2743 Twin Oaks LN, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This busi-

ness is owned by a: married couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Fermin Anguiano and Maria Carmen Anguiano, 2743 Twin Oaks LN, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Anguiano This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/20/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639079 February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 638891 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

as: AGSHIFT, 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 118, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): JIDDU, INC., 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 118, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on, 1/03/2017 This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Miku Jha JIDDU, INC., Chief Executive Officer Article/Registration #: C3874071. Above entity formed in the state of Delaware. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 2/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 638891

February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323599 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones. Petitioner(s) Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jose Refugio Martinez Quinones to Raymundo Martinez Quinones. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323589 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiaodong Li. Petitioner(s) Xiaodong Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiaodong Li to Dong Xiao Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San

Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323384 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez. Petitioner(s) Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christina Del Rosario Gonzalez to Christina Laura Del Rosario Gonzalez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in

LEGALS/GREEN this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323318 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Noelle Trinity Bui. Petitioner(s) Deok J Kim (204,152), The Law Offices of Deok Kim has filed a petition for Change

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of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Noelle Trinity Bui to Noelle Trinity Vo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/22/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 2018

Now Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant “trophies” after all! Where do things stand overall now in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife now also face threats from climate change? list during President Obama’s watch got there due to climate-related threats. Last Fall the White House denied petitions to add some 25 threatened wildlife species—including the Pacific walrus, Florida Keys mole skink, and eastern boreal toad—to the nation’s endangered species list. Officials from USFWS cited “uncertainty” over the future effects of climate change as a rationale. “You couldn’t ask for a clearer sign that the Trump administration puts corporate profits ahead of protecting endangered species,” says Noah Greenwald of the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). “Denying protection for these 25 species despite the imminent threat of climate change and ongoing habitat destruction is typical of the Trump administration’s head-in-the-sand approach.”

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In what some see as another capitulation to the National Rifle Association (NRA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) undid an earlier ban on importing elephant parts from Africa, now allowing hunters to get permits on “a caseby-case basis.” News like this makes the whole wildlife situation

seem grim—and it is. But many scientists and activists are working hard to try to secure protections for threatened species and wildlife habitat in the face of many assaults by the pro-development Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress. Back in mid-2016, candidate Trump’s talk of reneging on the Paris climate accord didn’t bode well for wildlife facing increasing threats due to global warming. After all, many of the 340 species added to the nation’s endangered species

The appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior was further proof that President Trump values resource extraction on public lands over conservation of wildlife. And the story only gets worse. This past January, USFWS initiated proceedings to take the Canadian lynx off the threatened list altogether and downgrade a number of other species from

endangered to threatened. CBD has led the charge in filing several concurrent lawsuits against these moves by the Trump administration. Most recently, the group filed suit in federal court to overturn the White House decision to deny threatened protection for the Pacific walrus. “We’re confident the court will see this…as a politically driven decision that completely ignores the agency’s legal obligations to protect imperiled wildlife,” says CBD attorney Emily Jeffers. Meanwhile, the legislative branch isn’t helping wildlife or its advocates much either. Congress’ 2018 budget bill is chock full of “riders” aimed to cut endangered species protections for wolves in Wyoming and the Midwest, the greater sage grouse of the Southwest and other iconic American wildlife species, not to mention cuts to funding to bolster states’ endangered species protection programs. Wildlife lovers everywhere can keep their fingers crossed that upcoming mid-term elections will at least be a step in the right direction — as long as Democrats can gain seats in the House and Senate — when it comes to saving the wildlife that helped make America great in the first place.

Environmentalists are incensed at a recent Trump administration decision to allow the importation of elephant parts collected during trophy hunting trips to Africa, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the federal government's efforts to dismantle our endangered species protection mechanisms. Photo Credit: Skip Russell, FlickrCC


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Misterios de la religión Wicca

dios, quienes representan energías gemelas que se unieron e hicieron posible la creación de todo lo existente. Wicca es una religión naturalista, la mayoría de sus miembros son ecologistas y activos defensores de los derechos de los animales, su fe profesa el amor a la madre naturaleza. La magia forma parte en las practicas de la Wicca y representa una oportunidad para estar en equilibrio con la energía divina, natural y humana. Para convertirse en miembro activo de estas creencias no es necesario renunciar a otra fe que se profese, únicamente se acepta y se veneran las energías que conforman lo divino, se protege a la madre naturaleza y se observan y celebran las fechas especiales de la religión. Wicca es una religión alternativa que no practica el proselitismo. La religión simboliza una eterna afirmación de la vida, tiene sus propias creencias, objetos religiosos, rituales y normas que difieren de otras creencias.

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Wicca es una religión antiquísima que tuvo sus orígenes en Europa, antiguos pueblos germánicos y vikingos fueron sus principales precursores. Actualmente se ha determinado que estas

creencias datan de varios miles de años antes de Cristo. Los creyentes basan su fe en la existencia de dos divinidades sagradas " la diosa y el dios", creadores del universo. La Tierra y la naturaleza son consideradas manifestaciones divinas de los dioses. Dado que dos sexos coexisten en la naturaleza y siendo ésta, una manifestación divina, Wicca profesa la veneración de la diosa y el

Cinequest Latino Film Showcase: Hermanos

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Jose Posadas Special to El Observador Donald Trump’s divided states of America is the backdrop for the film Hermanos, a documentary by Mexican-born director Laura Plancarte, that chronicles the contentious story of immigration as seen by its two main protagonists: a former pageant queen from Montana who has fallen on hard times and an undocumented

immigrant from Mexico who sought the mythical American Dream and lost. Vanessa is the former Montana State Queen who after losing her home, being divorced and out of a job, cannot make ends meet in California and decides to return to her childhood home of Montana. Her sense of loss is great, and she reflects on better times in her life. Like many Americans who had seen their promise of a better future suddenly cut short she too comes to the false conclusion that immigration and

En la actualidad esta religión se ha extendido en todo el mundo, siendo bienvenida en el corazón de millones que le consideran un arte religioso, que enseña a sus creyentes a vivir en balance con el universo y lo divino. Creencias principales Se veneran dos divinidades principales, se acepta la magia como manifestación divina,

specifically undocumented immigration played a critical part in her own personal demise. Perhaps unintentionally, the film casts her as the villain in large part because of her own misinformed views on immigration that are expressed in the film and her strong, unquestionable support of Donald Trump the candidate. This film was made before Trump eventually would become President. While her views are genuine and personal the audience at times may not be able to contain their laughter or derision at what seems to be at best ignorant and at worst racists views on the causes of her failed life. Juxtaposed to Vanessa are the brothers Chuy and Chato, two brothers who were abandoned by their mother who left Mexico to find her American Dream in the U.S. Both brothers, much later in life, would also cross into the U.S. and have been deported back numerous times. But it is the older brother who as a child remembers their mother the best and thus feels the pain of abandonment the most. In his mind he sees his mother as having achieved the dream of American prosperity, a good job, a house and a life of luxury, but the mother’s reality is so much different. She too has struggled trying to survive in America, lives in a rented bedroom in someone else’s home and her only true possession is her car. Their journey in this film is reconnecting with their mother who they have not seen

MARCH 16 - 22, 2018 se rinde tributo y reverencia al planeta al que se considera un ser viviente, se acepta la reencarnación porque devela misterios de la vida, la muerte y el karma. Se cree en la existencia de los seres del reino encantado también llamado reino angelical. Los creyentes no van de casa en casa tratando de convertir a otros a su fe, tampoco profesan que esta religión es el único camino para entrar en contacto con lo divino. Existen personas que rinden culto a deidades asociadas al Sol, la Luna, la Tierra, el fuego, el mar, las aguas y el viento; en Wicca encuentran respuesta a sus inquietudes religiosas. “Los rituales que se practican no tienen nada que ver con cultos oscuros ni con satanismo ni con actividades que envuelven negocios o dinero”. El principal propósito de las creencias Wicca es desarrollar una estrecha relación con las manifestaciones divinas, por ello se practica la magia, para hacer florecer la relación entre el hombre y la divinidad. Cánticos, ceremonias y danzas especiales son ofrecidas con solemnidad al dios y a la diosa. Wicca puede catalogarse como una religión mística, naturalista, no es una religión organizada, ni cuenta con capillas para celebrar sus ceremonias, aun así, existen grupos de miembros activos que protegen y defienden a los creyentes de cualquier tipo de abuso, injusticia o discriminación

in decades. She has since become a legal permanent resident of the U.S. and they hope that she can send them money for another border crossing. Through the eyes of the two brothers we see that America is not all that it promises to be and that in Mexico their life is worth even less. Both stories are ultimately about reconnecting with their respective past, searching for truth in a world of chaos, and attempting to discover the source of their suffering. For Chuy and Chato it is a motherless childhood and for Vanessa it is the longing for a strong father figure absent from her own upbringing. Throughout the film we also witness the views of various people, White and Latino, who reflect and comment on our nation’s current state of divisive discourse, their views on immigration, and perceptions of the undocumented based often-times on myth and personal or cultural biases. Laura’s film does not seek to answer questions of immigration, or social justice but rather invites the audience to start the conversation and to recognize the historical role of both nations, the U.S. and Mexico, metaphorical siblings, and how the push and pull of this codependent relationship has brought us to where we are today – a people divided pursuing the same dream. For more information go to www. cinequest.org.


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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018

FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS SURVIVORS AND #NEVERAGAIN MOVEMENT FOUNDERS

First of all, thank you. My friends and I are humbled, awed and deeply grateful for the support the business community has put into ensuring that tragedies like the one that happened at our school never happen again. Despite the grief and trauma and confusion we feel, we are inspired daily by the courage from leaders like you. We are on the right side of history and together we can lead the way. Thank you to Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and L.L. Bean. Thank you to Delta and United Airlines. Thank you to Lyft, Bumble, Aetna, and Gucci. Thank you to Enterprise Holdings, Hertz, and Avis Budget. Thank you True Car. Thank you Kroger. Thank you to Black Rock, First National Bank of Omaha, and Symantec. Thank you to REI. Thank you to Lockton, MetLife, Paramount RX, SimpliSafe and Starkey. Thank you to the leaders in the Gun Safety Alliance. And thank you to the hundreds of businesses and individual leaders who acted on their consciences and took positive steps for change. We’d like to ask more businesses to support our movement by taking actions they believe in. One way you can help us is to support the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th in Washington D.C. We have had an extraordinary outpouring of generosity and have raised just over $3 million on our GoFundMe campaign. But it turns out marches are really expensive, and we want this march to be a seismic moment of change in this country. And we don’t want it to be about us. We want it to be about all of the survivors — the schools and families who had to come before us – as well as honoring the innocent lives lost. The kids in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and other cities who live through a siege of gun violence EVERY DAY. The students around the country who don’t want it to happen to them next. So please help us. Adopt a school in your area

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IMMIGRANT-RIGHTS GROUPS SPEAK OUT AS TRUMP VISITS CA

President Donald Trump predicted "bedlam" if the United States doesn't build a border wall as he visited prototypes near San Diego on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mani Albrecht/Wikimedia Common

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who wants to attend the March For Our Lives in Washington and pay for them to do it. Donate buses, flights, train tickets. Donate your time or your talent, or donate directly to March For Our Lives at www.marchforourlives.com. For this to really be Never Again, we all have to stand together. Students, businesses, survivors, elected officials, leaders… we invite everyone to participate in our movement, even if you don’t agree with everything we say. Believe me, we don’t always agree with each other. But we know what’s happening today can’t stand. We know we want it to change. And we know this is just the beginning. Let’s do this. Signed, Cameron Kasky – Junior Jaclyn Corin – Junior David Hogg – Senior Emma Gonzalez – Senior Sofie Whitney – Senior Alex Wind – Junior Alfonso Calderon – Junior Sarah Chadwick – Junior John Barnitt – Junior Chris Grady – Senior Kirsten McConnell – Junior Charlie Mirsky – Junior Diego Pfeiffer – Senior Adam Alhanti – Junior Ryan Deitsch – Senior Kevin Trejos – Senior Delaney Tarr – Senior Daniel Duff – Freshman

Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES - Even as President Donald Trump wraps up his first visit to the Golden State since the election, immigrant-rights groups are embracing California's new nickname as the "State of Resistance." Last September, the president ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows work permits for people brought to the United States as children. However, a federal judge kept it going while litigation proceeds. Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of the nonprofit America's Voice, described himself as very pessimistic that this Congress will cut a deal to help the Dreamers. "The Trump administration has declared war on refugees and immigrants; they are determined to kick out people who are here, either with no status or with an uncertain status," Sharry insisted. "So, this is a historic challenge to those of us who believe that America should be a welcoming nation." Trump has defended his policies, saying the increases in immigration raids and deportations will protect jobs for U.S. citizens. He visited prototypes for a border wall and maintained that national security depends on its construction. Attorney Joshua Rosenthal with the National Immigration Law Center said he supports comprehensive immigration reform, but noted there is no provision to help people who hadn't yet applied for DACA. "It does leave out people who were not able to obtain DACA before the Trump

administration ended the DACA program, because they were too young, or they hadn't finished enough education," Rosenthal explained. "And unfortunately at this point, those people are unable to apply for DACA." California's "sanctuary state" laws prevent local authorities from handing over immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless the people have been convicted of a serious felony. Employers also are forbidden to grant access to their workplace or to employee records without a warrant. The feds are suing over the issue, but Sally Kinoshita with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center is convinced the laws are constitutional. "There's nothing in federal law that mandates that states or localities use their own resources to aid federal immigration agents to arrest people or identifying people," said Kinoshita, ILRC deputy director. "The federal government cannot require the state to participate in a federal deportation program." And Hector Salvador with the  California Labor Federation  in Los Angeles is organizing rapid-response networks, sending teams of supporters to workplaces during raids. "Though there is fear and a lot of anxiety because of all these increased levels of ICE raids and threats from this administration, there are groups of immigrants and allies that are fighting back," said Salvador. Immigrant-rights groups are calling on voters to register their opinions at the ballot box in this fall's midterm elections, in hopes of voting in a new Congress that could be more amenable to the plight of immigrants.


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MARCH 16 - 22, 2018

ESTO NO ES NORMAL. ES NUESTRA

En octubre, simultáneamente se reunieron los factores necesarios que crearon las condiciones perfectas para los incendios forestales que devastaron al norte de California. Después de varios años de sequía histórica, un número récord de árboles muertos y un aumento en combustible vegetativo seco, alimentaron los incendios extremos propulsados por extraordinarias corrientes de aire. Los oficiales de bomberos describieron haber presenciado la diseminación del fuego con una “velocidad y ferocidad” que nunca antes habían visto en sus vidas.

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están ocurriendo con una frecuencia cada vez mayor; y se ha pronosticado que las cosas van a empeorar. De hecho, 2017 fue el año más caliente desde que se empezaron a llevar registros de la temperatura en California. Además, en febrero de 2017, una localidad de Lake Tahoe registró la más alta velocidad del viento en California, con ráfagas que alcanzaron una velocidad de 199 millas por hora. Todo esto ocurrió junto con una nociva sequía de cinco años de duración la cual, combinada con una plaga de escarabajos descortezadores, aniquiló a 129 millones de árboles en California.

En los últimos cinco años, PG&E ha invertido $15,000 millones en el mejoramiento y reforzamiento de sus sistemas de transmisión y distribución eléctrica. Con el fin de poder obtener el éxito al encontrarnos inmersos en este nuevo concepto de lo que es fue el año más caliente normal, debemos seguir trabajando juntos con los que se ha registrado en encargados de primera respuesta, los legisladores la historia y los líderes comunitarios a fin de desarrollar soluciones prácticas que mejoren la respuesta durante emergencias, incrementen el financiamiento para el personal de primera respuesta e inviertan en Los incendios forestales del año pasado son sistemas de advertencia temprana durante las emergencias. Pero sólo un ejemplo de un evento climático extraordinario que se está más que todo, debemos seguir trabajando juntos para invertir volviendo común. California encara graves problemas ambientales en nuestra red a fin de que esté preparada para enfrentarse al en todos los frentes: calor extremo, viento, mortandad de árboles, cambio climático. sequía, inundaciones y deslaves récord son todos fenómenos que Tan sólo en 2017, Cal Fire se enfrentó a 7,117 incendios forestales, en comparación con un promedio de sólo 4,835 durante los cinco años anteriores. Asimismo, cinco de los 20 incendios forestales más destructivos en la historia del estado ocurrieron entre octubre y diciembre. Este clima extremo en nuestro estado sugiere que el cambio climático está produciendo un nuevo concepto de lo que es normal.

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CINCO DE LOS INCENDIOS FORESTALES MÁS DESTRUCTIVOS EN LA HISTORIA DEL ESTADO OCURRIERON ENTRE OCTUBRE Y DICIEMBRE DE 2017.

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